A Crown of Iron and Silver by Hailey Turner Blog Tour, Q&A, Teaser & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Hailey Turner stopping by with the tour for her new release A Crown of Iron and Silver, we have a great new teaser, a short q&a for you to enjoy and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤️ ~Pixie~

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A Crown of Iron and Silver

(Soulbound 03)
by

Hailey Turner

Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.

New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.

Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.

The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.

Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.

A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Art of death by Bob Appavu

Bob Appavu - Art of Death Cover s nebr93Title: Art of Death

Series: Lychgate 01

Author: Bob Appavu

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (263pgs)

Publisher: DSP Publications (September 3, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Starving artist Riley Burke refuses to be dependent on his rich older boyfriend—hence his second job as a nude model at the local art school. When the famous artist Coliaro requests him for a private modeling session, he jumps at the chance to earn some real cash.

But then Westwood, a mysterious stranger, warns him to steer clear—it’s said Coliaro is undead. That his worshippers perform rituals to fill him with life energy. That every time he paints a male nude, the painting transforms to depict a gruesome murder. And that shortly after, a young man turns up dead.

Riley dismisses the rumors—until they start to play out before his eyes. When he becomes a target, Westwood comes to his aid. But Westwood is secretive and dangerous himself… which just makes him more attractive to Riley. Riley is in over his head, and even his tenuous alliance with Westwood might not save him.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-241-9

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Riley is a mess. He’s having trouble in his relationship with his boyfriend Nick, he struggles with having sex, he’s also depressed still grieving over his brother Andrew’s suicide ten years earlier. There is a lot on his plate. He is a nude model for a college to earn money and with that is invited to pose for a famous painter named Coliaro. He meets a strange man who warns him off the painting. Then stumbles on talk of the undead.

I must say I was impressed with how well thought and descriptive this story was. There were twists and turns throughout that I never saw coming. I like when I’m taken by surprise in a story as opposed to figuring out what will happen before it does.

This book had me on the edge of my seat as I immersed myself in the story. I was enthralled with the dangerous quality of some of the characters and the sweetness of others. I really felt for Riley as he struggled with his personal life.

I loved everything about this story an am looking forward to reading more in this intriguing series and learning more about the undead and those that police them.

Fantastic read.

Art of Death by Bob Appavu Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Bob Appavu stopping by today with the tour for her new re-release Art of Death, we have a great exclusive excerpt, a brilliant $10 Amazon GC and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Art of Death

(Lychgate 01)
by

Bob Appavu

Starving artist Riley Burke refuses to be dependent on his rich older boyfriend—hence his second job as a nude model at the local art school.  When the famous artist Coliaro requests him for a private modeling session, he jumps at the chance to earn some real cash.

But then Westwood, a mysterious stranger, warns him to steer clear—it’s said Coliaro is undead. That his worshippers perform rituals to fill him with life energy. That every time he paints a male nude, the painting transforms to depict a gruesome murder. And that shortly after, a young man turns up dead.

Riley dismisses the rumors—until they start to play out before his eyes. When he becomes a target, Westwood comes to his aid. But Westwood is secretive and dangerous himself… which just makes him more attractive to Riley. Riley is in over his head, and even his tenuous alliance with Westwood might not save him.

Warnings: violence, domestic violence, graphic sexual content

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A Crown of Iron and Silver by Hailey Turner Release Blast, Teaser & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Hailey Turner stopping by with her new release A Crown of Iron and Silver, we have a great teaser for you to enjoy and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤️ ~Pixie~

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A Crown of Iron and Silver

(Soulbound 03)
by

Hailey Turner

Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.

New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.

Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.

The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.

Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.

A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Dead Man Stalking by T.A. Moore Blog Tour, Guest Post, Blog Story & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have T.A. Moore stopping by today with her new release Dead Man Stalking, we have guest post from T.A., the fantastic 1st chapter from her blog story and a fantastic $10 Dreamspinner GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Dead Man Stalking

by

T.A. Moore

Agent Luke Bennett proved that humans could rise just as high in the ranks as their vampire colleagues—until a kidnapper held him captive for a year and turned him without his consent.

Now he’s Took: a reluctant monster afraid to bite anyone, broke, and about to be discharged from his elite BITERs unit.

When an old colleague suggests he consult on a BITERs case, Took has little to lose. The case is open and shut… but nothing is ever that easy. As he digs deeper, he discovers a lot more than one cold case is at stake, and if he wants to solve this one, he’ll need the help of the BITERs team. Even if that brings his old commander, Madoc, back into his life.

Release date: 10th September 2019
Pre-order:
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The Strength of His Heart by Victoria Sue ~ Audio Review

Victoria Sue - The Strength of His Heart Audio Cover nasjnh89Title: The Strength of His Heart

Series: Enhanced 04

Author: Victoria Sue

Narrator: Nick J Russo

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Length: 7 hrs, 22 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (8th April 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: All Vance Connelly ever wanted to do was continue his family’s tradition and join the Tampa Po-lice Department, but his dreams were crushed the day he woke with the enhanced mark on his face. After years of struggling to adjust to life as an enhanced human, by a stroke of luck, he met Talon Valdez and became a proud member of the FBI’s Human Enhanced Rescue Organi-zation.

Samuel “Angel” Piper is eager to leave his DEA undercover work behind as he joins the HERO team as Vance’s regular human partner. But Sam’s painful past is ever present, just below the surface of the life he has built for himself as an ambitious young agent. When the team investi-gates rumors of a new drug using enhanced blood, the case’s mysterious connection to Sam threatens not just his life but Vance’s.

Trust doesn’t come easy for Sam, but Vance is willing to fight to convince his partner that the strength of his heart might be the salvation they both need.

Purchase Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Strength of His Heart is book 4 of Victoria Sue’s series, Enhanced.

Before I started this audio, I hadn’t realised that I hadn’t realised it was a series, but a couple chapters in when it finally clicked to me, I was too invested to stop and get to the other three stories. I was able to follow the plot without any problem, although I am sure that I missed some points when it came to some of the background characters, they were well developed and fleshed out by this point in the series, but again, nothing that I couldn’t piece together in my head.

This book is the first book I’ve read/listened to by the author, so I had no idea what to expect in terms of the writing and the depth of the world that had been created. However, I am very familiar with the work of Nick J Russo, the narrator. Normally, I have heard him perform contemporary books and I have found that he is well suited. But this book is best described as an urban fantasy. I was totally blown away by how well he narrated the story and conveyed the complex emotions of the MCs. Both MCs are tough, alpha type of males, however, one is a gentle giant and the other is a scrappy guy.

The series is called Enhanced after a group of people in the world who have been ridiculed and discriminated against because the men (because it’s only men) that are “Enhanced”, known for the scar on their face after transformation, develop powers which the rest of humanity can’t understand. I suppose it’s a kind of parallel to the LGBTQI community. I’m not explaining the enhanced very well, but basically think of Marvel’s X-Men but it’s only men. Some enhanced can mind speak, some have super strength, some have healing – you get the point.

Vance and Sam are partners in a special FBI taskforce. It aims to team up human and enhanced partners in order to show the world that the enhanced aren’t monsters to be scared of.

Sam is ex-DEA (and has a past which is revealed through the story) but soon after partnering with Vance on the FBI team is back helping the DEA for another mission. Sam was good at his job in the DEA but he wanted so much more. He wanted to be in the FBI and didn’t want to be dragged back into the DEA. He has been used of protecting himself and being pushed around by people bigger than him, so when he is teamed up with Vance, despite sexual attraction, Sam isn’t going to let Vance take control.

Vance has always wanted to be a cop – it’s in his family to serve in the Tampa PD, his father is now the lieutenant, one of his brothers is also a cop, while another is also with the FBI. But Vance always wanted to be a cop, a choice that was taken away from him when he woke up as a teen, enhanced and with the scar to prove. While his parents and siblings have always been supportive of Vance, there are many opportunities and people in the world that do not think of him as human because of his abilities. The man has such a big heart and all he wants to do is help people.

Vance is a very sweet man and extremely vulnerable under his tough exterior, while Sam is tough and knows only how to keep up shields to keep himself safe from any kind of affection. There is an attraction between the two men, but with the danger of their ongoing case which involves drugs and added is the mystery of how enhanced have been dragged into the situation, things are often left on hold. As the danger increases the feelings also increase and Sam can’t help but keep putting his foot in his mouth to protect himself. Which, honestly, had me a tad emotional for poor Vance who wears his heart on his sleeve.

I absolutely adored this book. The chemistry between Sam and Vance is on point, their emotions are complex but relatable. The secondary character, some of whom have already had their own book in the series, are equally as deep and complex as Sam and Vance, even the two guys who have been set up to be the next couple of the series. The world that Sue has created is an adventure from start to finish. Now, I need to go back to the start of this series and find out about the other guys!

Escape by Annabelle Jacobs Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Annabelle Jacobs stopping by today with the tour for her new release Escape, we have a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~ P.S. keep an eye out for our review coming soon!

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Escape

(Rebellion 01)
by

Annebelle Jacobs

This isn’t the life Cole dreamt of, but what choice does he have?

With his twenty-third birthday behind him, Cole Moreton now faces the shifter compatibility test which will decide his future. Testing positive means joining a pack and eventually taking the bite. Unfortunately, with enviable skills in self-defence and hand-to-hand combat, the kind of packs interested in him aren’t any he’d want to join.

Logan has been a member of the McKillan pack for most of his life. Pack is family and loyalty is everything, but when the shifter government turns out to be no better than the oppressive humans before them, he questions everything.

Right from their first meeting, Logan knows that a life with the McKillan pack isn’t right for Cole, but with his alpha taking a keen interest in Cole’s skills, Logan’s hands are tied. Mutual attraction builds between them, but acting on it is futile—helping Cole will put their lives at risk and an end to any future they could’ve had.

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Escape by Annabelle Jacobs Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Annabelle Jacobs stopping by with her new release Escape, we have a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Escape

(Rebellion 01)
by

Annebelle Jacobs

This isn’t the life Cole dreamt of, but what choice does he have?

With his twenty-third birthday behind him, Cole Moreton now faces the shifter compatibility test which will decide his future. Testing positive means joining a pack and eventually taking the bite. Unfortunately, with enviable skills in self-defence and hand-to-hand combat, the kind of packs interested in him aren’t any he’d want to join.

Logan has been a member of the McKillan pack for most of his life. Pack is family and loyalty is everything, but when the shifter government turns out to be no better than the oppressive humans before them, he questions everything.

Right from their first meeting, Logan knows that a life with the McKillan pack isn’t right for Cole, but with his alpha taking a keen interest in Cole’s skills, Logan’s hands are tied. Mutual attraction builds between them, but acting on it is futile—helping Cole will put their lives at risk and an end to any future they could’ve had.

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Familiar Angel by Amy Lane ~ Audio Review

Amy Lane - Familiar Angel Audio Cover 64gt40Title: Familiar Angel

Series: Familiar Love 01

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator: Gomez Pugh

Genre: Paranormal

Length: 6 hrs, 50 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (5th June 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: One hundred and forty years ago, Harry, Edward, and Francis met an angel, a demon, and a sorceress while escaping imprisonment and worse! They emerged with a new family – and shape-shifting powers beyond their wildest dreams.

Now Harry and his brothers use their sorcery to rescue those enslaved in human trafficking – but Harry’s not doing so well. Pining for Suriel, the angel, has driven him to take more and more risks until his family desperately asks Suriel for an intervention.

In order for Suriel to escape the bindings of heaven, he needs to be sure enough of his love to fight to be with Harry. Back when they first met, Harry was feral and angry, and he didn’t know enough about love for Suriel to justify that risk.

Can Suriel trust in Harry enough now to break his bonds of service for the boy who has loved his familiar angel for nearly a century and a half?

Purchase Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Familiar Angel is the first book in Amy Lane’s Familiar Love series. While I love to read and listen to Amy Lane’s audio works, I wasn’t sure what to expect as this is the first book of Lane’s that I’ve read that is a paranormal. Typically, I love the writing style of Lane’s contemporary works and was pleased to see that this translated over into the paranormal story.

Narration for this book was performed by Gomez Pugh. According to my Audible library I’ve got another book narrated by Pugh, also written by Lane, but to be honest (although my review says I liked his work) I have zero recollection of the book. So I kinda went into this one blind. For Familiar Angel, Pugh has done a fantastic job. There are a number of characters, all requiring their own voices, with six secondary characters who are just as important as the two main characters of this story. Pugh made it easy to follow the various conversations and to follow when the book goes to a flashback.

Ugh. Sorry, this leads me onto a bit of a rant and the only reason why I didn’t give this a full 5/5.

I personally can’t stand a book that has a lot of flashbacks. And there were a number of long flashbacks here. I’m a simple person who wants near-instant gratification, particularly when there are flashbacks occurring at pivotal moments and disrupting my flow. The way I see it, especially for long drawn out scene that span a chapter or more, just tell me the important point in the present because I want to get to the guts of the story. While I did find it a bit tedious, both Lane’s writing and Pugh’s animated narration managed to pull off a really enjoyable story that I think I would find near impossible to read myself.

The story starts out when we are introduced to Harry, Edward and Francis in early 1800s California. They’ve lived a rough life and that wouldn’t get any easier, in fact, they would be lucky if they lasted another couple of years. But when Harry and Edward try to escape their predicament, they stumble upon a witch trying to help a beloved demon with the help of another demon and one of God’s angels. It is here that the boys turn from humans to become a witch’s familiar with a significantly longer life span.

More than a century later, the family use their powers to help those without hope – they will do anything to stop human trafficking. Harry has struggles through the decades, the biggest issue for him being his unrequited love for the angel that helped their family, Suriel. However, for Harry his past still haunts him, the fear of what had happened in his human life has followed over into immortality and he needs the help of his family and Suriel to help him defeat it (and as a bonus the family can save the day).

Suriel is a strong being, but he has his doubts and concerns when it comes to Harry. Harry is reckless and his family need Suriel to help save Harry. He knows that Harry is worth falling for, but there is so much uncertainty that Suriel is waiting until the absolute last possible days to figure it all out, when he had been visiting the family for almost a century and a half. However, to be with Harry permanently Suriel has to make drastic changes to his life and his being, going through a horrific trial of his own, as soon as he helps Harry and the family with breaking a massive human trafficking ring.

I can’t wait for the rest of the series. Book 2 is already out (I can’t wait for Edward and Mullin’s story) and there is to be a book 3 for Francis. I think those 2 will go a lot smoother since Familiar Angel has built a very complex world and given backstory for over six characters who are central to this story.

I recommend this to anyone that loves to read paranormal, although there are no shape shifters per se (the boys are familiars and there are no established packs, alphas, etc.), the battle between good and evil with witches, cats, angels and demons is a fun roller coaster.

A Blaze in the Dark by Miranda Turner

Miranda Turner - A Blaze In The Dark Cover oi9h6Title: A Blaze in the Dark

Series: BoT World Stories 01

Author: Miranda Turner

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novella (120pgs)

Publisher: Miranda Turner (February 6, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.75 Hearts

Blurb: Bain never thought he’d escape the prison he’d lived in for the last five years. He spent his days chained up like an animal, and his nights…they were better not spoken about. Until one day Antonio came stumbling into his darkness, lighting a fire in his soul and giving him a chance at a new life.

Antonio loved his position as a Bellator, and he loved his brother Luc; it was Luc’s friends he could do without. When he came upon an emaciated and beaten boy at his brother’s best friend David’s house, he knew he had to get him out of there. Risking his place on his team, his relationship with his brother, and even death was something he’d never regret. After all, Bain was Antonio’s sodalis vitae, and soulmates were forever.

The small problem of Bain being a member of the Tenebrix, the Bellators’ mortal enemies, was nothing compared to what could happen if David found out where he was. But Antonio won’t let anything—race, being hunted by his own kind, or Bain’s fears—keep him from finally claiming his mate.

This novella is a standalone in The Bearer of Truth world and takes place three years before Shadowing the Light. Antonio and Bain do appear in The BoT series as side characters, but you do not need to have read those books to read this one or vice versa.

This book is LGBT Romance and Urban Fantasy. Not recommended for readers under 18. Use the Look Inside feature or download a sample to see additional content advisories on the Copyright page..

ISBN: B07NGGMDFJ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story about Bain and Antonio. Antonio finds Bain in the house of his best friends house abused. David was a cruel man to Bain and I so wanted to hurt David myself for all he had done to Bain.

I really liked that Bain did not just act like he had been through nothing and fall into Antonio’s arms. This was a slow progress between the two men as Bain deals with what he has been through. Antonio was there for him every step of the way even at times it seemed the men struggled with each other.

All in all it was an entertaining read and beginning to a series.

Great read.

Here Comes the Son by Dahlia Donovan Blog Tour, Character Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Dahlia Donovan stopping by today with the tour for her new release , we have a fantastic character interview, a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for my review coming soon!

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Here Comes The Son

by

Dahlia Donovan

When evil stirs in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, heroes come in both ordinary and extraordinary packages.

Ignatius Faber knows a few things for absolute certain. He’s half-demon, his father is the unequivocal prince of darkness, and demons want to destroy his city. And if he doesn’t make the first move on his crush, they’re never going to be anything more than a teenage fantasy that’s lasted into his thirties.

Lalo Pavia grew up hard and fast, orphaned at a young age. As an autistic, he’s learned to approach life cautiously. He throws his energy into gardening and photography—allowing both to provide a buffer between himself and the rest of the world.

Except for Iggy.

Can they find triumph, life, and even love in the middle of a city in flames?

Their fight for the mile high city has just begun.

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Predatory by Brooklyn Ray Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Brooklyn Ray visiting today with her new release Predatory, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $10 NineStar GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Predatory

(Port Lewis Witches 04)
by

Brooklyn Ray

Donovan Quinn is faced with the impossible: unleashing the wild energy inside him. In the aftermath of a rushed, thoughtless sacrifice, his circle mates brainstorm a plan to appease the Queen of Water. Meanwhile, Donovan desperately tries to find a way to access the lonely Earth magic hiding inside him.

​But with his heart reaching for Tyler, the aggressive and volatile head witch of his circle, and friendships being tested at every turn, Donovan is at a standstill with his magic. Saving his friends, his circle, and his heart becomes far more complicated than he ever thought.

Warning: scenes with blood and gore, D/s themes, mentions of physical abuse

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Brandywine Investigations: Family Matters by Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez - Family Matters Cover 236tgaTitle: Family Matters

Series: Brandywine Investigations 02

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Paranormal

Length: 2x Novella, 1 Short (522pgs)

Publisher: Miscief Corner Books (February 28, 2018)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: .With his career firmly established and his reputation as a successful PI growing, Hades should have the perfect life with his human lover, his faithful ferryman, his dogs and the parts of his family still speaking to him. But murder and chaos are never far away for death lords as his nephew Dionysus and his oldest friend Charon are drawn into the maelstrom.

Includes:
Books, Bulls, & Bacchanals: Brandywine Investigations #4
Midwinter Dancing: Brandywine Investigations #4.5
Pack Up the Moon: Brandywine Investigations #5

Please note: Books, Bulls & Bacchanals has been re-edited with a few story adjustments for this edition.

ISBN: MSCRBK0000112

Product Link: Mischief Corner Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Books, Bulls and Bacchanals

I really enjoyed this murder mystery with Dio and Leander. The two of them are so different yet have similar issues to work through. Leander’s back story is heartbreaking to say the least. Dio is just a delight all around.

Wonderful story with plenty of mystery and some hot action between Dio and Leander.

Midwinter Dancing

I personally did not care for this story about Artemis and Ing. First it’s female, female which I do not care for. Second it did not feel complete. It cuts off shortly after the two meet.

*Pixie*~~ It’s a short or more like an interlude where Ing, who believes in the old Gods because of her Grandmothers stories, stumbles across some young ladies dancing in the snow. Ing who feels out of place in her own family feels an immediate connection to Artemis.

It’s a cute short, too short to give much more than a ‘I liked it’, it would be interesting to see if a more fleshed out story of Artemis and Ing was in the future.

Pack Up the Moon

In this story Charon, the ferryman, plays a starring role as well as Azeban, the raccoon lesser god. Azeban is forced to do an ancient beings bidding. There is no way out that he can see until Charon takes an interest. Once the plan is revealed it will take a miracle or two to thwart the god’s plan.

I loved this story. Suspense, mayhem, love and learning to trust others. Azeban and Charon made a hot couple.

I really enjoyed most of the stories in this book. Each one added an extra layer of mystery to the overall feel except for the second book. All it added was two extra characters. Aside from that the investigations were done brilliantly. The conclusions to each case were awesome.

Brandywine Investigations: Open For Business by Angel Martinez

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Series: Brandywine Investigations 01

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: 3 x Novellas (395pgs)

Publisher: Mischief Corner Books LLC (April 27, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: When humans forsake the temples, the gods need to find other employment. Hades opens Brandywine Investigations after his divorce and his subsequent move to the modern world. If he was hoping for boring infidelity cases and lost dogs, he’s sorely mistaken as murder and mayhem find his agency and his extended family at an astonishing rate.

Includes:
Canines, Crosshairs & Corpses: Brandywine Investigations #1
No Enemy But Time: Brandywine Investigations #2
Dragons, Diamonds & Discord: Brandywine Investigations #3

Please note: The stories in this omnibus have been reedited, and expanded by about 18K (total). The majority of the expansions were in No Enemy But Time.

ISBN: MSCRBK0000077

Product Link: Mischief Corner Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK  

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Canines, Crosshairs & Corpses

Hades is given devastating news and so looks for something else in his life. He decides to open a P.I business called Brandywine Investigations. A few murders has him thinking they are connected and so starts looking for clues. He runs across Tiberius, Ti, right after one murder. Ti is a homeless man just looking for a place to sleep but his world is turned upside down when introduced to Hades’ world. I liked the story but at times felt Hades’ character was off somehow. Ti for his part was an alcoholic battling life and all that entails. The two work together to figure out the case.

No Enemy But Time

This is a story with Zack, God of the hunt and Hades son, and Michael. There are Fallen Angels going mad in the city and the consequences are deadly. It is up to Brandywine Investigations along with Zack’s help to find out what is going on. The problem is Michael begins to show the same signs as the other fallen angels did. Zack is in for a fight to save the man he loves. While I did not connect with the MC’s I did enjoy the story.

Dragons, Diamonds & Discord

This story is about Hermes and a dragon who steals his jewellery. But it’s way more complicated than that as it turns out it was not his doing. Chocked full of suspense and chaos this story packs a punch when it is revealed as to what is really going on.

I really liked these stories. They are all connected so it is best to read them in order. I liked the couples as well as the side characters. The mix of Greek mythology was a definite bonus for me. I especially liked the end when all the books are tied in together.

The Rising by Morgan Brice

Morgan Brice - The Rising Cover 2839thfTitle: The Rising

Series: Badlands 02

Author: Morgan Brice

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (228pgs)

Publisher: Darkwind Press (February 13, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: A big storm is brewing, there’s a killer on the loose, and the ghosts of Myrtle Beach are restless. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his sexy cop boyfriend, homicide detective Vic D’Amato have their hands full helping the Grand Strand brace for rough surf, driving rain, and high winds as a winter storm roars toward shore.

Everyone’s on edge, and rumors are rampant about sightings of Blackcoat Benny, a ghostly omen of danger, and worse, the Gallows Nine, the spirits of nine infamous criminals hanged back in the 1700s, a harbinger of disaster. Rough tides wash the wreck of an old pirate ship into shallow waters, high winds threaten to damage an old mansion with a dark past, and the citizens of the beach town hunker down to ride out the storm.

As the skies grow dark and the sea turns wild, several men from prominent local families end up dead under suspicious circumstances. Simon’s premonition confirms Vic’s gut feeling—the killing is just getting started. As Simon tries to reach out to the spirits of the murdered men to help the investigation, he’s attacked by malicious ghosts that don’t want anyone getting in the way of their long-overdue vengeance.

With the storm hammering the coast, and new victims piling up, Simon is certain that the sins and secrets of the past are coming due, and that the murders have a supernatural link. Vic and Simon race to stop the murders against an unholy deadline, but as they battle rising tides and risen ghosts, can they save the intended victims without getting trapped themselves?

The Rising is the second novel in the Badlands series. It is a MM romance intended for readers 18 years of age and older..

ISBN: B07NQQ8Z6H

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Simon and Vic are back in this thrilling addition to the series as a storm threatens the town there are suspicious murders happening. I loved how the past came to light in the investigation and both pirates and the revolutionary war era both came up.

Simon for his part tries to communicate with the spirits to find out what is going on and ends up meeting a very vengeful spirit hell bent on destruction. This story was well written and had me on the edge of my seat. I loved everything about the book.

Fantastic read.

Afflicted to the Core by Nat Kennedy Cover Reveal!

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Hi peeps! We have Nat Kennedy stopping by today with the stunning cover to her upcoming release Afflicted to the Core, check out the cover & blurb for this upcoming release! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Afflicted to the Core

(Wielder World 03)
by

Nat Kennedy

Reggie Wolfe religiously visits Kyle Landon—his student in Nerve detangling—at the Harpford Disentanglement Center, where theyounger man has been incarcerated on trumped up charges. During one of Reggie’s visits, Kyle’s able to warn his teacher of an imminent unauthorized transfer by an unknown shadow agency. Reggie demands help from his sister at the Bureau of Wielder Services but is pressed to take the matter into his own hands when bureaucratic red-tape stymies her actions. Breaking into a secret medical installation, Reggie and August Whalen find Kyle and six other men hooked to IVs, unknown chemicals pumping into their systems.

The three are caught up in a quest to find an antidote for the drugs and discover who is behind the powerful anti-male Wielder organization. On this dangerous road, will they forever remain friends, or give in to their growing attraction?

Release date: June 14th 2019
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About Nat!

Nat Kennedy author picNat Kennedy grew up living in a poorly populated desert landscape. With no neighbors in a 1-mile radius, she had to make up her own fun.

Nat strives to create plotty and imaginative fantasy worlds, with the added benefit of gay romance–steamy to tame. Bored of het romance, she jumped into writing her fantasy with gay romance swirled in, like a raspberry ribbon in vanilla ice cream.

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The Mage on the Hill by Angel Martinez

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Series: The Web of Arcana 01

Author: Angel Martinez

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (194pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: A young magic user who wants desperately to live. A jaded recluse who has forgotten what living means. They’re each other’s only chance.

Toby’s wild magic is killing him. The mage guilds have given up on him, and it’s only a matter of time before he dies in a spectacular, catastrophic bang. His only hope is an exiled wizard who lives in seclusion—and is rumored to have lost his mind.

The years alone on his hilltop estate have not been good for Darius Valstad. After the magical accident that disfigured him and nearly drowned Pittsburgh, he drifts through his days, a wraith trapped in memories and depression. Until a stricken young man collapses on his driveway, one who claims Darius is his last chance. For the first time in fifteen years, Darius must make a choice—leave this wild mage to his fate or take him in and try to teach him, which may kill them both. The old Darius, brash and commanding, wouldn’t have hesitated. Darius the exile isn’t sure he can find the energy to try.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-264-8

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Toby is being killed slowly by the wild magic inside him that he can not control. Having gone to many guild’s for help has not helped. The last guild he goes to wants to in a sense put him down for good before the magic causes a catastrophe. Toby flees to find another like him that can help, Darius, who was outcast after he lost control while trying to help someone who had the same problem Toby does.

The two do everything in their power to control the magic flowing through Toby. Toby meets Darius’ other students like himself who had trouble with various magic’s that Darius had helped. All the while trying to stay out of the guild’s grasp. I loved this story and the way it was told.

Fascinating and intriguing it caught my attention from start to finish. The magic aspect was appealing and somewhat horrifying in what could happen if not controlled. The characters were unique in their abilities in that they struggled at times with their gifts.

Amazing beginning to a series I am looking forward to reading more of.

Fantastic read.

Mage on the Hill by Angel Martinez Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps! We have Angel Martinez stopping by today with the tour for her new release Mage On The Hill, we have a brilliant guest post from Angel, a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and we also have Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Mage on the Hill

(The Web of Arcana 01)
by

Angel Martinez

Toby’s wild magic is killing him. The mage guilds have given up on him, and it’s only a matter of time before he dies in a spectacular, catastrophic bang. His only hope is an exiled wizard who lives in seclusion—and is rumored to have lost his mind.

The years alone on his hilltop estate have not been good for Darius Valstad. After the magical accident that disfigured him and nearly drowned Pittsburgh, he drifts through his days, a wraith trapped in memories and depression. Until a stricken young man collapses on his driveway, one who claims Darius is his last chance.

For the first time in fifteen years, Darius must make a choice—leave this wild mage to his fate or take him in and try to teach him, which may kill them both. The old Darius, brash and commanding, wouldn’t have hesitated. Darius the exile isn’t sure he can find the energy to try.

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Black Dog Blues by Rhys Ford (3rd Edition)

Rhys Ford - Black Dog Blues Cover 6tr45uTitle: Black Dog Blues

Series: Kai Gracen 01

Author: Rhys Ford

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy

Length: Novel (237pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-317-1

Publisher: DSP Publications (5th March 2019)

Heat Rating: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 – 4 ½ Hearts (combined)

Reviewers: Tams & Pixie

Blurb: Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy appears.

It’s a hard life but one Kai likes—filled with bounty, a few friends, and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him of his past. And killing monsters is easy. Especially since he’s one himself.

But when a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego, Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It’s supposed to be a simple run up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary. Easy, quick, and best of all, profitable. But Kai ends up in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.

No one ever got rich being a Stalker. But then few of them got old either and it doesn’t look like Kai will be the exception.

This Third Edition features new cover art by Chris McGrath.

Purchase Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Tams’ Review: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Dark, gripping, intense and imaginative, Black Dog Blues is the first book in a new somewhat Urban and slightly Dystopian fantasy series full of paranormal creatures that will surprise you.

Kai Gracen is an Elf with a dark past, living as a human and working as a Stalker. He was won in a poker game by his boss and sort of father figure, Dempsey, who is now retiring so Kai is taking over the family business. Kai is an enigma. He was born an Elf, but prefers to live his life like a human. His parentage will surprise you, but he wants nothing to do with that part of his life. And while Kai would be considered bi-sexual, he is far from someone that confines his sexuality to a title or a box.

When Kai is hired to retrieve a pregnant human woman it is supposed to be an easy job, that is until the  sidhe lord Ryder shows up on his door step, intent on accompanying Kai on the job. Secrets are revealed on both sides and the job turns out to be more dangerous that Kai assumed, and then there is the lustful way Ryder eyes Kai that sets his teeth on edge. Unanswered questions prove deadly for the Elfin Stalker. Who is this human pregnant woman that Ryder is hell bent on protecting? And why is Kai’s father suddenly intent on bringing his wayward son back home?

I think I just fell in love with a fictional, slightly psychotic elf with a death wish and a snarky sense of humor. Kai is unapologetically brash and intense. He loathes his past and is determined to live his life in his own way, make his own rules. Ryder is very mysterious and secretive but the one thing he doesn’t hide is just how much he wants Kai. While there isn’t any romance per say in this story, there is an undeniable attraction between these two that Kai does an impressive job of ignoring.

There was a lot going on throughout this story, Dempsey retiring, Kai taking over, the safe transport of the pregnant woman, Ryder’s involvement in her life, Kai’s past merging with his present and the link he has to Ryder. While I was completely engrossed in this story from start to finish, I got a little confused at times with everything that was taking place, but all roads intersected along the way. There were a few unappealing secondary characters as well, but I’m thinking Ford may have plans for them somewhere in the context of this series, so I’ll file them all away for later.

Overall I thought this was a great read. As I said it is dark, imaginative, mysterious and engaging. The way Ford merged the human and Fae worlds, the history and lore of the sidhe that was told, I’m anxious to see where Ford takes Kai and Ryder and possibly Alexa in the next story. This book reminded me a lot of Holly Black’s Modern Tales of Fairy series, which is one of the best Fae series to date. If you read multiple genres like I do, or you are thinking of dipping your toe into the warm waters of the MM genre, then this book would probably be the perfect start for you.

Pixie’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 ½ Hearts

Elfin Kai was won in a poker game by a human Stalker, Dempsey, and was trained to be a Stalker, he is the only Elfin Stalker in southern California. Now with Dempsey retiring due to injury Kai has set up shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot to kill the monsters that were released when Underhill merged with Earth.  Kai is so merged in the human culture that he sometimes forget he was Elfin but when he is contracted to work for sidhe lord Ryder he is reminded of his past. Kai’s new contract was supposed to be an easy run, but heading up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman is anything but simple when he is dragged into a bloodline feud and his own past comes back to haunt him.

This is an absolutely brilliant Urban Fantasy story that has danger, horrible monsters, tempting sidhe and intriguing heroes. Kai has a mysterious past that is filled with horror, he wants nothing to do with any other Elfin and is perfectly happy with his life in the human world, it is dangerous but nothing that he hasn’t faced before and he lives by his own rules. Being forced to take a job for the sidhe lord Ryder is far from his idea of fun but if he doesn’t do it his Stalker licence could be pulled, gritting his teeth he sets out on an action packed journey that brings his bloody terrifying past back to him.

Kai is a brilliant character, he faces so much in this story and his reactions are just perfect. Kai is scarred by his past in more ways than one and his fears reach out and grab you, he has good reason to never want to see the Dusk Court again. Kai’s sexuality is fluid, male/female doesn’t matter to him he enjoys both, but some people he will steer clear of. Ryder and the other characters are there but more in the background, this is Kai’s story and although it is a great with the action, danger and Kai’s history being revealed, nobody really jumps out like Kai does so we are left wondering as to who could really catch Kai’s eye because it isn’t only Ryder who wants a taste of Kai.

It left me wondering just what direction this series would head in with Kai’s love interest because Kai seemed much more receptive to the females, because even with his detailed reaction to Ryder he still seemed to welcome the females touch more than Ryder’s.

This story is very much focused on the Urban Fantasy with any romantic/sexual interest taking a back burner, the imaginative settings and terrible creatures pull you into an exciting adventure and discovering Kai’s life is interesting. There’s plenty of danger from the black dogs, dragons, Dusk sidhe and Dawn sidhe, and Kai gets dragged into the Elfin world even as he tries to stay out of it.

We get a dark gritty story that makes you wonder as you turn the page just what Kai will face next, and you wonder just how much more his poor body can take before it gives up.

I recommend this is you want a dark, gritty, danger filled Urban Fantasy, incredible world building, fascinating characters and just a slight hint of sexual attraction.

All Souls Near & Nigh by Hailey Turner

Title: All Souls Near & Nigh

Series: Soulbound 02

Author: Hailey Turner

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (374pgs)

Publisher: Hailey Turner (March 19, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: You can’t bargain with death if you’ve already sold your soul.

Special Agent Patrick Collins has been reassigned by the Supernatural Operations Agency to New York City. Navigating his new relationship with Jonothon de Vere, the werewolf he’s now soulbound to, is nothing compared to dealing with territorial disputes between the vampires and werecreatures who call the five boroughs home. But the delicate treaties that have kept the preternatural world in check are fraying at the edges, and the fallout is spilling into the mundane world.

Manhattan’s club scene is overrun with the vampire drug known as shine and the subways have become a dumping ground for bodies. When the dead are revealed as missing werecreatures, Patrick and Jono find themselves entangled in pack politics twisted by vampire machinations.

Learning to trust each other comes with problems for both of them, and the gods with a stake in Patrick’s soul debt aren’t finished with him yet. Bound by promises they can’t break, Patrick and Jono must find a way to survive a threat that takes no prisoners and is stalking them relentlessly through the city streets.

Old and new betrayals are coming home to roost but the truth—buried in blood—is more poisonous than the lies being spun. Trying to outrun death is a nightmare—one Patrick may never wake up from.

All Souls Near & Nigh is a 104k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to A Ferry of Bones & Gold, and reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one. Please see the disclaimer at the beginning of the book for content some readers may find triggering.

ISBN: B07PLQBLH3

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Werecreatures are disappearing and turning up dead at an alarming rate. Patrick has the job of figuring out what is going on. The stakes are high as the investigation reveals that the God Pack Alphas are giving away independent werecreatures to be tortured and sacrificed to a Goddess of Death. On top of that Lucien’s child Tremaine is at the heart of the disgrace with a God who wants the Goddess of Death for his own.

All this means dangerous times ahead for Patrick and Jono. I loved everything about this suspense filled book. Patrick tries to protect everyone he can even at the cost of himself. Jono is fierce in his dealings with the God Pack Alphas for their downright disgraceful actions.

A lot happens throughout as the story progresses. The story had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.

Fantastic addition to the series.