Full Moon Feral by Jackie Nacht

4227fullmoonferal510w-430x645Title: Full Moon Feral

Series: Moon Compound, Book 2

Author: Jackie Nacht

Length: Novel (126 Pages)

Publisher: Extasy Books (October 31st, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: With all great sacrifices for love, there must be consequences.

Brendan has been at Moon Compound and gone through his first shift. He feels like hell when his mate walks into his life in chains. Devastated that his mate is feral, he mourns for the mate he is bound to lose before he ever has him. Desperate not to lose his mate, he does something that will forever change his life. Will Brendan be able to save his feral?

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/full-moon-feral/

Review: The first line of the blurb says it all in one point. With all great sacrifices for love, there must be consequences. The author has once again written a truly gifted story. I loved the story altogether. The plot was intense and exciting. The danger, Brendan puts himself in just to save his mate, kept me on the edge of my seat. Ripley, who didn’t even know what he was forced to learn and accept in such a short time, was terrifying and sad. They fell for each other in such a way that was loving and very wild. The sex between them was explosive. The dangers all around them, what with hellhounds and the feral parts of them, made each one of them even more protective of each other.

This story has a very good plot to the story, what with (and who could live without it) love, danger, excitement and a touch of fear. I was attracted to Brendan, because of his tender heart and desire to help his mate overcome most of the feral parts of himself. With Riley, it is his innocence and yet there is this rough and tough side of him that you see. Their feelings are so strong and yet heart breaking with what they will need to learn to live with. This story will grab you and make you wish you were there to help them and protect them. To be able to feel the love that they have for each other, you know that is what you would want to feel each time you were snuggled up to your lover. I am honored to have this story in my library.

Thommie’s Review: 3½ Hearts

Oh my, the second installment of Moon Compound Series comes back with Brendan and finally that character took a bit of solidity in my mind. I was having a bit of an issue with his “I’m-not-good-enough” attitude in the previous book. As it is, Brendan continues to believe that for most of this book as well but things drastically change when he’s forced with life-long mourning or find a solution to his problem.

What problem is that? At this point I feel I should make it clear that this book is a part of series best read in order. So if you’ve read the first book you already know that it ends with a feral being admitted to Moon Compound and that the moment he lays eyes on Brendan and vice-versa thing get crazy. It is important to stress here that this author has a big talent for making thing intense and relying that tension at the reader as well. We get to see and feel how the feral and Brendan deal with the first time they see each other, how Brendan reacts and the enormity of the situation that has to fated mates finding each other only to face doom shortly. As I mention on the review of the first book, despite the fact that these shifters deal with “fated” mating, it does seem as a lot of work and things don’t get all sugary, easy, and colorful when “magic” happens. On the contrary here we deal with agony, bone deep agony.

A feral has a very short life span, not because they are weak, on the contrary they have exquisite power, but because they don’t care about pain, they have no notion of sanity, and they mostly end up causing extreme damage to themselves to the point of no return in their frenzy.

Imagine finding your mate in such frenzy eyes, on a person ruled by madness and with no cure. Imagine finding your soul-mate only to find out that there is no future for you, not being able to talk to him, not even knowing his name. What would you do?

And here is the point that Brendan’s character and strength come forward. His determination not to lie down and take what fate throws him, but to fight for what could be his. His recklessness is admirable when matched with his cause and the results are stunning. The turn this story took was fantastic, the possibilities it opened for future installments, endless. What take place are a series of events, dipped in blood and passion. Berserk takes a new meaning and I absolutely loved it. The bloody fights that came with the hellhounds (what you thought they were gone?) call to my violent soul and made me love this book all the more.

Even as all hell broke loose with the demons fighting werewolves, Brendan and his mate going berserk and being spectacular, the author makes us gasp with a surprise that is in itself horrifying. I can almost taste and see what is to come and how the hellhounds will feature in the future. We got a glimpse of the lore and how the shifters and demons they’re fighting came to be, what their past is, and that promises for a fantastic series I absolutely cannot wait to inhale.

Now all the above sound nice and good, but there was this little thing that managed to damp my enthusiasm and let me somehow down. For me this book ought not to be a novella, this pair deserved more space, more relationship development and the hasty, rushed way Ripley was introduced left me wanting. This book could easily have been a fiver for me if only the relationship between them two was allowed the time it needed. The confusion, the emotions, and the passion needed time to bloom, and we (the readers) needed to space to take it in and actually feel those emotions as well, because as it is the rolled over me and didn’t manage to make the strong impression they had the possibility to.

Overall though I loved the second book of the series and I’m literally bouncing up and down in anticipation of the third. Strongly recommended!

Steamy Cider and Apples by Jackie Nacht

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Series:  Holiday Jobs That Don’t Suck, #18

Author: Jackie Nacht

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (48 pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 21st, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Can these two fall for one another while making hot, steamy…cider?

Tyler has a problem. He doesn’t have the funds to cover his fraternal dues this year and needs to find a job. After going to his fraternity treasurer, Mitch, Tyler finds himself working with Mitch’s hot twin brother, Sawyer.

Sawyer has had a crush on Tyler since he first saw the man at his twin’s crazy fraternity. When opportunity arises for the two to work together at the cider mill, Sawyer won’t waste any time to ask Tyler out and hope the two will become more.

Will there be steamy feelings, and will they fall for each other?

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/steamy-cider-and-apples/

Review: Tyler is in need of a job to make his frat dues. He has some good friends in his Frat and wants to keep his room. He also has a crush on His frat mate Mitch’s brother Sawyer. He is really excited when he finds his new job is working with the sexy swimmer Sawyer.

I have read a few of these stories from this series and find them all so refreshing. Don’t let that this is number 18 scare you off. They all stand-alone quite well. This is a great story for one of those times you want a sweet feel-good read. It’s like a warm cuddly blanket or a yummy soothing mug of hot cider (couldn’t resist).

I recommend this if you like a sweet romance with a happy end and a nice holiday themed story and apple cider and burnt donuts!!

Full Moon Lockdown by Jackie Nacht

18295626Title: Full Moon Lockdown

Series: Moon Compound, #1             

Author: Jackie Nacht

Genre: Paranormal / Wereshifters

Length: Novella (117 pages)

Publisher: Extasy Books (August 4th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb:    Can surviving the horrors of the night lead Colin to find the one that was meant to love him and bring him back to the light?

    Colin Brantford is an Omega wolf. When his pack is destroyed by hellhounds, he and his brother are transported to Moon Compound. There, Colin must enter into a world where all wolf shifters are sent to learn to shift. Two years prematurely.

    Sloan Atwater has been at the compound for three years and still has no control of his wolf. That is until he spots Colin, making Sloan crave the slightest touch. Will he be able to claim Colin for his own? And when Colin needs Sloan, will he be able to control his wolf?

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/full-moon-lockdown/

Review: All right, this is it people. This exactly what I love and crave when I read a paranormal book that involves wolf-shifters. Damn this read was one hell of a ride and damn if I’m not anxiously waiting for #2 of the series.

Let me tell you, this was a 117 pages novella that I surprisingly devoured in a couple of hours with people going in and out of the house, kids screaming their heads off and elders demanding my presence, yet I noticed nothing. Nothing at all!

From line one, I was lost to the known world. From chapter one it was a miracle I still breathed, and by the end of book, well even now it’s a wonder I have the presence of mind to write the review and actually function.

The idea of pre-shifting wolves getting in a secured compound that would allow them to come to terms and control their wolf without hurting someone was freaking brilliant. I mean it, it is so damn logical and sane I wonder how no one else thought of that first.

Here we have Collin. He is anxious and freaking out of his mind, because in two years’ time he not only has to submit himself in a prison for his kind, but he has to go through the horror and the pains of his shift. Stay in the compound till he controls his wolf and in general be away from his pack and brother (his only blood relative) for at least a year. However, an attack to his pack leaves him and his brother the only survivors, his brother seriously injured, and they have nowhere to go except follow the guard from the nearby Moon Compound and make that “prison” their residence. Collin feels like he’s going to lose it.

On the other hand, we have Sloan. Damn that hot, hot, HOT Alpha. He stole my heart, period. He’s been in the compound for three years and still hasn’t mastered his wolf. A night before the full moon and yet another change he sees a new addition coming in and his heart is lost. Not understanding why he spends all night kneeling in front of his call and watching over the new arrival, praying he’s ok. Next day he goes into a fight with another Alpha that dared go near this new Omega. And the same night, without even thinking twice about it, he offers Collin his iPod so he’ll be able to not hear the screams and horrors of the shifters.

And how many times have I said that I totally hate the “Fate” and inevitable of the mating ritual? Yes, too many to count and I take it all back shamelessly on this occasion. This mating ritual ROCKED, and it’s one of the best I’ve read so far. Congratulations to the author, that was bloody brilliant, and one hell of an achievement pulling it off the way she did.

The pair took me with it and dragged me along its story without a hitch. One moment I was starting the read, the next it was over and I was left in agony, as the final line was the beginning of the next installment, and God damn it, it was so hooking that waiting I don’t know how many months for book #2 to come out seems like the biggest cruelty ever done to me.

Oh God, I’m still upset it is over. Yeah, keep that in mind before you read this awesome, awesome book. I totally loved it.


Fireflies and Crickets by Jackie Nacht

3954Fireflies510w-430x645Title:  Fireflies and Crickets

Series:  Ripples in the Water, #2

Author:  Jackie Nacht

Genre:   Young Adult

Length:  Novella (85 Pages)

Publisher:  Extasy Books (June 15th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:   After enduring a painful rejection, Kennedy journeys to discover first love and support in the unlikeliest place.

Junior year has completely sucked for Kennedy. On his last day, out in his front yard, no less, he’s outed by classmates in front of his own father. When questioned about it, Kennedy comes out to his parents, only to find himself being sent to spend the summer with his aunt the very next day. Pained by the rejection, he has a hard time coping with his new environment until he meets his aunt’s neighbor, Evan. Together, the two will spend the summer enjoying friends and discovering first love. However, there’s the dark cloud hanging over their newfound relationship—thoughts of what will happen at the end of the summer and with Kennedy’s parents.

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/fireflies-and-crickets/

Reviewer:   John

Review:  I loved this short novel! It was a really short and sweet. Fireflies and Crickets star Kennedy. Now, Kennedy is very shy and tiny guy trying his best to survive high school. After he comes out to his parents as gay guy, they kick him out and send him to live with his Aunt Holly. Kennedy is devastated, but after meeting Evan, his entire life changes.

I loved Kennedy! He was shy, sweet, and caring just like Aunt Holly. I hated Kennedy’s parents. Those two bigot bastards kicked him out for being himself. I’m glad that Kennedy stayed with his aunt because those two did not deserve a son like him. To me Evan was amazing! I absolutely loved him. He was always there for Kennedy, to love and protect. I was also glad to see Drew in this novel. He was the star of another short novel by the same author. I’m so glad that the author linked the two short stories because they went perfectly together.

Overall, this was an amazing little read. If you’re looking for a short, but gooey love novel about life, family, and friendship, this one is the one for you.

See by Jackie Nacht

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Series:  Ripples in the Water, #1

Author:  Jackie Nacht

Genre:   Young Adult

Length:  Novella (86 Pages)

Publisher:  Devine Destinies

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:   When love allows you to see in your darkest hour.

Drew has had a tough couple of months. Coming out to his parents wasn’t too bad except it hasn’t been brought up since. However, coming out to his friends his freshman year in high school is a whole different story. His friends turn their backs on him and have become leaders in the daily tortures he has since had to endure. When a humiliation page pops up on the internet showing pictures of Drew being bullied, he decides to end it all.

Just before he takes his life, the fourteen-year-old Mason appears telling him that he will be Drew’s husband in the future and spirits are guiding him to help stop Drew from making an irreversible mistake. Mason will be advised to take Drew on a journey to see what his future would be like if he didn’t end his life. When Drew is still unconvinced, Mason will show Drew the impact his life will have on the others around him if he does end it all. Will Mason be able to show him that Drew has a future to live for and give him the guidance to help him get through his darkest hour?

Product Link:  http://www.extasybooks.com/see-2/

Reviewer:   John

Review:  Oh. My. God! I loved this novel. This novel stars Drew, who has had a very hard couple of months. Why? He was brave enough to come out to his family and friends as a gay guy. That bravery was short-lived because his parents are completely ignoring the fact that he’s gay and his schoolmates are not very gay friendly. They bullied him to the point that he decides to end his life. And that’s where the story takes off.

I loved Drew. He was so sweet and loving. He was simply trying to find his way in life and be happy. As he is about to end his life, a mysterious boy appears before him and shows him what his life would be like in the future. Yeah, pretty awesome. I don’t want to give the story away, but what I can tell you is that this novel was very surprising and thrilling. It left me wanting more. I really hope there is a part two because Drew’s life seemed so interesting and fun.        


Kale's Spirit by Jackie Nacht

400000000000000858542_s4Title:  Kale’s Spirit

Series:  Fork in the Road #1

Author:  Jackie Nacht

Genre:   Young Adult

Length:  Novella (80 Pages)

Publisher:  eXtasy Books, Inc. (September 15th, 2012)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:   When Kale comes to the fork in the road, who will you choose for his happily ever after?

Kale has just a few more weeks of school and can’t wait to graduate and get on with his life. At home, he has amazing supportive parents but at school, he has habitual run-ins with the popular kids, who want to make everyone’s life miserable. After catching the group in the woods doing drugs, Kale has an encounter fighting for his life.

The road to recovery is long and Kale has the help from his rescuers Hunt and Volk. Hunt is the strong; take everyone under his wing kind of guy while Volk is the sweet, caring guy. Kale finds himself falling for both of them. Who would you choose for Kale to have his happily ever after?

Product Link:  http://www.extasybooks.com/kales-spirit/

Reviewer: John

Review: I absolutely loved this novel! Kale’s Spirit stars Kale, a high school senior who has been bullied in school for four long years by the popular kids. Their reason? They suspect him to be gay. A very shitty reason if you ask me. One day, Kale runs into the popular kids in the middle of the woods and pretty soon, he finds himself fighting for his life, but two persons save him that day, Hunt and Volk.

I love Kale. He was smart, awkward and sweet. He was a closet gay guy who did not have the courage to tell his family and friends about his sexual orientation. I loved Hunt. He was strong, caring and sexy. I also loved Volk. He was caring, sweet, sensitive and loving. I had a hard time deciding who to pick for Kale, but at the end, everyone wins. Yes. Everyone. What is so great about this novel is that you can pick the ending. You get to choose with who Kale stays with, Hunt or Volk.

To put it briefly, this was a short and amazing little read with a surprising little twist. If you like wolves, mystery and love, this novel maybe the one for you.   


Latitude Extreme by Stephanie Hecht and Jackie Nacht

latitudeTitle:  Latitude Extreme

Series:  Latitude 02

Authors:  Stephani Hecht & Jackie Nacht

Genre:   Contemporary, Adventure

Length:  Novella (85 pages)

Publisher:  eXtasy Books (January 15, 2013)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb:   Craig and his sister Lana have officially been recruited for season two of Latitude on the famous LGBTQ network. The only problem is that Lana is now going to be teaming up with her new boyfriend, former camera man Angel. So why are they contacting him to come on the show this season with no teammate? And after what happened last season, he feels a trap coming.

Luke Nolan knows that this probably isn’t the way to reunite with Craig. In fact, it’s probably a terrible mistake after the debacle of a fight they had five years ago before graduating from high school. However, after seeing him on the show last season, he knows that he hasn’t gotten over Craig. He will do anything to get him back, even go to the extreme. But will Craig listen long enough to rectify the misunderstanding that has been haunting Luke these past five years?

Product Link:  http://www.amazon.com/Latitude-Extreme-ebook/dp/B00B4XSUUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360588123&sr=8-1&keywords=latitude+extreme

Reviewer:   Any

Review:  An amazing race around the world.

This book was all go-go-go and I went-went-went with it—and with a smile, too. In this book, teams race against each other for clues that lead them to the million-dollar finish line. The big question pushing me through the novella: who will win?

This was a satisfying action-adventure read with a nice twist of conflict. Craig is teamed up with a guy he hated from his high-school days. They must work together not only to complete each challenge, but to overcome their past issues as well. In the first half of the book, the tension between Luke and Craig is strong and held my interest, however, I did feel it wane in the middle when Craig was very quick to forgive Luke. I would have loved to see that step taking a bit more time and emotion.

Still, the romance was enjoyable and, coupled with the race—and the other awesome team characters—this made for an enjoyable evening read.