Blood of A Leo by Dawn H. Hawkes

Dawn H. Hawkes - Blood of a Leo CoverTitle: Blood of A Leo, (2nd Edition)

Series: Solomon’s Pride, 01

Author: Dawn H. Hawkes

Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Shapeshifters

Length: Novella (110 pages)

Publisher: The Rooster and The Pig Publishing, Inc (July 17th 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: One fateful night, Leo Adams is kidnapped and forced to serve as an unwilling blood-donor for a coalition of vampires. It is a harsh life,and he doubts he will live much longer. Part of him feels like that might not be such a bad thing. One day, unforeseen events allow Leo to escape his horrible life, and he ends up falling straight into the lion-shifter, Maddox.

Maddox is unsure of what has fallen into his arms, but he knows Leo is someone special. As they grow closer, he knows that he will fight, fang and claw, to keep Leo safe. If that means taking on the entire vampire coalition… then so be it.

ISBN: 978-0-69249-276-5 / B012IDTAO8  

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Leo-Taurus-Imprint-Solomons-ebook/dp/B012IDTAO8

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book starts off showing the type of hell Leo has been living in for the past several months.  The fact that he thinks his second “master” isn’t as bad as the first because he doesn’t get raped is sad.  Leo has really given up.  He hopes that one night a vampire will finally take too much blood and kill him.  Or that maybe the drugs they force on him will.

Take one traumatized man and drop him into the lap of his lion shifter mate and watch the fireworks.  Yes, things move fast considering the hell Leo has been through, but again it’s only a novella.  So some leeway has to be given.  I think the biggest part is that Leo finally felt safe with Maddox.  Plus, there was the mating heat. 

These two are cute together.  Leo is really cute totally deserved to have a big mate to protect and love him.  And really they are sexy hot together. There is even sex in the third shifter form.  Which is always interesting.

I first read this book when it was released in 2011.  I followed through on the others books in the series and was unhappy that the series didn’t continue when the publisher went defunct.  I am happy to see that Dawn H. Hawkes has found a new home and is releasing the series and hopefully continuing it. 

It was great to revisit this story again after so long and I look forward to re-reading the others.

Out of Nowhere by Roan Parrish

28549365Title: Out of Nowhere
Series: Middle of Somewhere: Book Two
Author: Roan Parrish
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (274 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (February 29th 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: The only thing in Colin Mulligan’s life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So does running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he’s gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.

Rafael Guerrera has found ways to live with the past he’s ashamed of. He’s dedicated his life to social justice work and to helping youth who, like him, had very little growing up. He has no time for love. Hell, he barely has time for himself. Somehow, everything about miserable, self-destructive Colin cries out to him. But down that path lie the troubles Rafe has worked so hard to leave behind.

And as their relationship intensifies, Rafe and Colin are forced to dredge up secrets that both men would prefer stay buried.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-903-7

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7480

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book coincides with the first book in the series, In the Middle of Somewhere. I do not recommend reading this as a standalone.

I will start as saying that I mostly enjoyed this book, as I enjoyed the first book in the series. I really like Roan Parrish’s way of writing and telling a story. This story is told from the first-person narrative of Colin. As it was written that way it allowed me as a reader to see the emotional changes of Colin as the story goes on.

However, in the start I really did not like Colin. He has allowed his own self-hatred and that of his family turn him into a very unlikeable and bully of a man. It left me really unsure how Rafe, who the sweetest most awesome man, could fall in love and actively pursue a relationship with Colin.

Reading things from Colin’s part of view honestly made me a little depressed for him. His world is full of drinking, working, and being around his father and brothers. He punishes himself for being gay himself, and the way he treats his brother Daniel for it, just did not make me like him. Colin is messed up, and as a reader you definitely feel it.

Rafe on the other hand is the exact opposite of Colin. He is sweet and kind, works with LGBT kids, and has a great and loving family. Although he is not perfect either. But he has also faced up to his demons and moved on to make a better life for himself and to help others.

Like the first book, this definitely has angst. A lot of it. There is pain and anger. But there is also the slow building of a man who starts to accept who he is. Colin starts to become a better man. This is not just about Rafe and Colin’s relationship. It also tells how a man, Colin, starts to adjust his thinking about himself and what he thinks others expect of him, about finding himself.

This book gave me a lot of feeling. There is disgust, anger, laughter, and finally happiness.

If you enjoyed the first book in the series, then you will really like this one, also.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

The Promise by Victoria Sue Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Victoria Sue popping in with the tour for her latest release The Promise, we have a short interview with Victoria, a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Leigh’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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The Promise

Sirius Wolves 04
by

Victoria Sue

The time of Anubis is at hand. Working together against him, the goddess Sirius and the god Orion have helped mankind prepare by uniting Blaze, Conner, Darric, and Aden to fight the evil in the world. But in the war to come, the werewolves will need more allies, and this will extend beyond werewolf kind.

Marcus, an ex-Marine who’d lost both his legs in a landmine accident, is now Human Liaison Officer for Blaze’s pack. Having lost his lover too when the man couldn’t bear to live with a cripple, the last thing he expected was that he’d fall in love again, let alone with the werewolf Kellan who seemed to be universally hated by the pack.

The Winter Circle is moving, and a psychopathic pastor has abducted Nate, one of the wolves from Hunter’s pack. For once the wolves cannot rescue him — it has to be a human — and now Marcus must save the wolves from their biggest threat: one of their own.

If Marcus succeeds, he will bring in a new era in mankind’s battle against the power of evil, starting with a simple promise and ultimately mending four broken hearts.

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The Promise by Victoria Sue

51zwpuOEf0L._SX390_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Promise
Series: Sirius Wolves, Part 4
Author: Victoria Sue
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (142 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (January 14th 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: The time of Anubis is at hand.

Working together against him, the goddess Sirius and the god Orion have helped mankind prepare by uniting Blaze, Conner, Darric, and Aden to fight the evil in the world. But in the war to come, the werewolves will need more allies, and this will extend beyond werewolf kind.

Marcus, an ex-Marine who’d lost both his legs in a landmine accident, is now Human Liaison Officer for Blaze’s pack. Having lost his lover when the man couldn’t bear to live with “a cripple”, Marcus never expected that he’d fall in love again, let alone with the werewolf Kellan, who seemed to be universally hated by the pack.

The Winter Circle is moving, and a psychopathic pastor has abducted Nate, one of the wolves from Hunter’s pack. For once the wolves cannot rescue him — it has to be a human — and now Marcus must save the wolves from their biggest threat: one of their own.

If Marcus succeeds, he will bring in a new era in mankind’s battle against the power of evil, starting with a simple promise and ultimately mending four broken hearts.

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!the-promise/c1knf

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

I was thrilled to read more about the Sirius Wolves. This series has intrigued me and drawn me in since the beginning. This book continues that theme for me. I honestly have to be careful how I write this review so I don’t drop any spoilers. Because let me tell you things happened that really shocked me.

What I can say is that Victoria Sue has done it again with this book. The writing was on point except for a few minor editing issues. But even they did not distract from the amazingly web the author created. It really left me guessing until the end.

This book gave a very awesome look into the heads of Marcus and Kellan. Marcus a human injured veteran living within the wolves’ circle of power. The way he is accepted by most of them and respected more by the wolves than most humans give was touching.

However Marcus at times has a hard time accepting and understanding it himself. Marcus may be human, but he shows the wolves something that makes them give him the utmost respect.
Kellan is hated by most of the wolves for his part in things that were beyond his control. But with Marcus and others in the inner circle he finds acceptance and his strength. It was wonderful to see him come into himself and discover his place in the pack.

I really can’t say much more about whom the other two people are in the developing relationship, but I will say I didn’t see it coming at the start. But I am far from disappointed.

This book had so many surprises around every corner and I cannot wait to see where Victoria Sue takes it next. Because let me tell you there are so many more things to discover and explore.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Battle Stations by Chris T. Kat Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Chris T. Kat popping in today with the tour of her new book Battle Stations, Chris chats with us briefly, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Battle Stations

(Alliances 02)
by

Chris T. Kat

The fight to eradicate the Tash’Ba breeding stations continues, with spunky Commander Berit Turner and his Nadisc mate, Tom, in the thick of things. Sometimes it seems as though they’ll never locate and destroy them all. And there’s always the fear that the Tash’Ba have something else, something worse—if that’s even possible—lurking ahead.

As if things aren’t bad enough, Berit’s less than stellar past is threatening to bite him in the ass, and they’ve received alarming new information. The Tash’Ba Queen needs to use Earth as a place to hatch the egg of her successor. And if what she says is true, the new Queen will be even more voracious and cruel than her predecessor.

Berit, along with his team—Tom, Carson, Niyara, and Fleur—must do everything in their power to stop her. If they fail, Earth will be lost forever.

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Jack of All Trades by Sean Michael

jackofalltradesTitle: Jack of All Trades
Series: Box of Nails, #4
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM (Light)
Length: Novella (137 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press LLC (September 30th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Brad is crashing in his Cousin Stephen’s room while he tries to sort out his life. A perpetual student, he still hasn’t settled on a major after a half dozen years at University. He loves learning, but so far that’s the only thing that’s been a good fit.

Dill is a full-time Dom who hasn’t found the right sub yet. He’s not worried about it — he figures it’ll eventually happen and in the meantime, there’s plenty of boys at the Hammer Club who are eager to share a scene with an experienced master.

When Brad and Dill meet at a party at Barney and Devon’s house for subs, the attraction is immediate and undeniable and Master Dill feels that Brad is the perfect sub for him. He also believes that as his submissive, Brad will learn the focus he needs to fulfill his potential and find satisfaction with his life. Now he just needs to help jack-of-all-trades Brad see they belong together.

ISBN: 978-1-61040-979-7

Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=4509

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was a really cute read. The BDSM factor was pretty light to some of Sean Michael’s other Hammer type stories. Brad is not a cute little twink, he just happens to be couch surfing in his cousin’s room at the sub house. Brad is not really into the BDSM world, but it’s more from lack of knowledge than anything. That is until he meets Dom Dill at a sub house party.

The attraction is instant for these two. They connect and things move fast. Dill sees the lack of focus Brad has and finds a way to use his love of research and studying to help Dill with his work. I actually like that little way of getting Brad to be with him all the time. It was really a sweet way of helping Brad and at the same time getting closer to him.

Along the way Dill and Brad connect in the sexual way also. As most of Sean Michael’s books are, the sex was pretty damn hot and plentiful. I did enjoy the way Brad had an open mind and questioned things. He didn’t just immediately give over all control to Dill. They took things slowly in that regard.

A nice addition to the series and the Hammer world.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Sunshine is Overrated by Bailey Bradford

26256036Title: Sunshine is Overrated
Series: The Vamp for Me, #3
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: Paranormal / Comedy & Humor
Length: Novella (112 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 20th 2015) Available for Early Download Now
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Life with vamps is never easy.

Abernathy Meyers is already mated to a vamp, Zebulon. It’s just too bad that Zebulon doesn’t give a darn about him. Abbie’s stuck with the man for eternity—or until they die. Some days, Abbie thinks that can’t happen soon enough. He’s tired of being treated badly, yet he doesn’t really want to make his earthly exit yet.

Because he’s longed for another man—another vampire—for years. Forbidden love—is anything more compelling, or more heart-breaking?

There’s a twisted past, a hidden story linking Abbie, Zebulon and the coven leader, Claude.

Claude lives with a fear of turning to dust at any moment. It isn’t reasonable, but he can’t shake it. He’s let his own fears impede his potential happiness, and instead he puts the needs of his coven first, ignoring his own. But if he’s deliberately blind to one particular human’s needs because that human is a mate to another vampire, then is Claude truly leading to the best of his ability?

It’s a tough question for him to answer and soon, he’ll have to make a choice that will affect him and Abbie, forever.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-802-5
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/sunshine-is-overrated

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was a great addition to the series. Finally Claude, the leader of the coven, gets a mate. And it turns about to be Abernathy. Their history together was very interesting to read about. Because of certain perceived notions Claude lost his chance with Abernathy years ago. This lead to both Claude and Abernathy to suffer for decades.

Lucky for both Claude and Abernathy, Zebulon finally does something that allows them to be together how they were meant to be. It was so sweet and pretty damn hot when they were finally able to claim one another.

This book was a fast read and very enjoyable. I spent as much time laughing at the antics of the coven members as I did cheering on Claude and Abernathy. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I love the characters Bailey Bradford has created.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Jack of All Trades by Sean Michael Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Seam Michael stopping by today with his newest Box of Nails release Jack of All Tradeswe have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Leigh’s review, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Jack of All Trades

(Box of Nails 04)
by

Sean Michael

Brad is crashing in his cousin Stephen’s room while he tries to sort out his life. A perpetual student, he still hasn’t settled on a major after a half dozen years at University. He loves learning, but so far that’s the only thing that’s been a good fit.

Dill is a full-time Dom who hasn’t found the right sub yet. He’s not worried about it — he figures it’ll eventually happen and in the meantime, there’s plenty of boys at the Hammer Club who are eager to share a scene with an experienced master.

When Brad and Dill meet at a party at Barney and Devons house for subs, the attraction is immediate and undeniable and Master Dill feels that Brad is the perfect sub for him. He also believes that as his submissive, Brad will learn the focus he needs to fulfill his potential and find satisfaction with his life. Now he just needs to help jack-of-all-trades Brad see they belong together.

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Brewing by Sean Michael

brewingTitle: Brewing
Series: Beer and Clay, #4
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 13th 2015) Available for Early Download Now
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: As the love between Toby and Damon deepens, the man intent on destroying their happiness increases his efforts.
Toby and Damon are back in Brewing, their relationship deepening more despite the continuing efforts of a stranger to bring them down.

Helping in their efforts are their best friends Peter and Christian. Peter’s new investment in a three-story building on the same block as Damon’s bar offers Toby the opportunity of having a studio close to home. It also gives Peter and Christian a home they’ve made together, which Peter hopes will bring them closer together.

A former soldier, Christian has a hard time letting go and finding his subspace. It’s going to take a lot to break the conditioning he’s learned in the Army. Peter is stubborn, though, and he’s seriously falling for his strong sub.

Will yet another attack bring down two couples this time?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-796-7

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/brewing

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: I loved that Sean Michael gives not only more with Toby and Damon, but also Peter and Christian. This book almost blows the erotic meter off the charts. These two separate couples are seriously hot.

I enjoyed getting a look inside the relationship of Peter and Christian. The struggle Christian still has accepting his needs are clearly written. Peter does wonder with Christian and how to get him to be where he needs to be. There is more story there I believe that I cannot wait to be told.

It’s great to see that the relationship between Damon and Toby. They are still finding their way together and having fun as they do it. And finally there is a resolution to the mystery stalker of Toby’s.

This book is very hot and sexy, with some great tender moments. I look forward to seeing where this series will go next.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Battle Stations by Chris T. Kat Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Chris T. Kat popping in today to celebrate the release of her new book Battle Stations, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Battle Stations

(Alliances 02)
by

Chris T. Kat

The fight to eradicate the Tash’Ba breeding stations continues, with spunky Commander Berit Turner and his Nadisc mate, Tom, in the thick of things. Sometimes it seems as though they’ll never locate and destroy them all. And there’s always the fear that the Tash’Ba have something else, something worse—if that’s even possible—lurking ahead.

As if things aren’t bad enough, Berit’s less than stellar past is threatening to bite him in the ass, and they’ve received alarming new information. The Tash’Ba Queen needs to use Earth as a place to hatch the egg of her successor. And if what she says is true, the new Queen will be even more voracious and cruel than her predecessor.

Berit, along with his team—Tom, Carson, Niyara, and Fleur—must do everything in their power to stop her. If they fail, Earth will be lost forever.

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Battle Stations by Chris T. Kat

BattleStationsLGTitle: Battle Stations
Series: Alliances, #2
Author: Chris T. Kat
Genre: Science Fiction / Futuristic
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (October 12th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: The fight to eradicate the Tash’Ba breeding stations continues, with spunky Commander Berit Turner and his Nadisc mate, Tom, in the thick of things. Sometimes it seems as though they’ll never locate and destroy them all. And there’s always the fear that the Tash’Ba have something else, something worse—if that’s even possible—lurking ahead.

As if things aren’t bad enough, Berit’s less than stellar past is threatening to bite him in the ass, and they’ve received alarming new information. The Tash’Ba queen needs to use Earth as a place to hatch the egg of her successor. And if what she says is true, the new queen will be even more voracious and cruel than her predecessor.
Berit, along with his team—Tom, Carson, Niyara, and Fleur—must do everything in their power to stop her.

If they fail, Earth will be lost forever.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-324-0

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6944

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Well this was another rollercoaster ride from start to finish. Smartass Berit, his mate Tom, and best friend Carson with his mate Niyara, are still fighting to destroy the breeding stations of the Tash’Ba queen. Each one seems to be getting worse than the last one as the beast seem to be changing and becoming more vicious and cunning.

This time more is revealed as they learn the Queen is heading to Earth and her plans for it. Also traitors are among the humans.
This was so fast paced. I was just turning the pages to find out what would happen next. I was engrossed from start to finish seeing what more was in store for Berit and his mate and friends. And plus to see what next off the wall comment Berit would say.

Berit really is a favorite character of mine. He is so over the top at times and really cannot keep his mouth shut. Berit also does not see himself as strong or really all that brave. But his biggest strength is that he keeps doing it and keeps fighting.

Tom and Berit’s relationship has grown some too. Berit still is not completely comfortable with everything. But he is also making an effort to learn. He is willing to give Tom things he needs. Berit understands that the Nadisc are protective and possessive of their mates. Sometimes Tom needs reassurances too and maybe just to be asked if something Berit is about to do is OK. And yes there is more tail sex, which is still surprisingly hot.

I felt this book tied things up nicely on one hand, but also left enough unanswered questions about Berit and other situations that I see at least another book being needed. Or at least I want more.

I truly enjoy the interactions of these characters and the world the author has created. I want to know more about how Berit and Tom’s relationship progresses and how the other relationship of his friends go.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

A New Alpha by A.J. Jarrett

anewalphaTitle: A New Alpha
Series: Nehalem Pack, #24
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (130 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (September 5th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Maurice Webster believes that falling in love is an illusion. Life is too short to be tied down to one man forever. He has plans and Maurice refuses to let a bout of “love” stop him from making his dreams come true.

Asa Anders never asked be born an alpha but he is and nothing will change that. His wolf is hungry to lead a pack but the Nehalem pack already has an alpha. He loves his new life in Silver Creek and doesn’t want to leave, especially when he moves in next door to his fated mate.

Getting Maurice to admit his feelings is just another obstacle in Asa’s life but he refuses to give up. The love of a good man is what his wolf needs to help control his anger and need to dominate, but will it be enough?

Or is Asa’s alpha nature a one way ticket out of Silver Creek and the Nehalem pack?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-703-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-new-alpha

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

Overall this was a decent read. But there were some issues for me.
I just didn’t really buy into Maurice and his reasoning for avoiding relationships. He is only twenty years old and seemed too jaded. Also Asa avoiding admitting that they were mates from the start was a little strange to me. Maurice knew all about shifters and mates so I think Asa should have been more up front.

But besides those issues I did enjoy the bantering back and forth the two had with each other. I find many of them funny and entertaining.

Also the sex scenes were pretty damn hot if I do say so.

As always it nice to see favorite characters from other books in the series pop in and out to add their two cents. I really did enjoy the ending and how things all worked out.

So besides some storyline issues that bugged me I did like the book and look forward to more in the series.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Envy by Maggie Walsh

envyTitle: Envy
Series: The Angel Pack, #7
Author: Maggie Walsh
Genre: Paranormal, Ménage a Trois
Length: Novel (245 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (September 22nd 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Crew Angel has always felt like the outcast and fears he will be treated differently if his deepest desires are uncovered. Haven has been the head of Storm’s guard for centuries and has just been reunited with his pride. One of the Underworld’s Legion Warriors, Laylen, is a daredevil that loves to live on the edge. When the three meet, they find that when it comes to the bedroom, they all share the same needs and desires.

When Crew falls prey to a mysterious illness, the pack finds that they cannot help him because Crew has actually been possessed by an evil being. During a bank robbery Haven gets shot and Crew gets taken hostage. The two bandits then make the biggest mistake of their lives by bringing Crew to his home to hide out from the authorities.

What they find in the house in the woods is something neither of them could have ever imagined.

Note: This book contains double anal penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-716-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/envy

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. Also coincides with Beyond the Angel Pack Series.

This book managed to touch me with some of its more emotional tones. Crew in the past books gave the impression of one thing. But he is so much more and really very relatable by anyone who has felt like an outsider.

Due to his upbringing with his family he has such a low opinion of himself. It takes two mates and his chosen family to make him see how truly special and appreciated he really is. But he does have so many issues to get there.

I enjoyed Haven and Laylen. I don’t feel like I know as much about them, but what I did learn and read made me like them for Crew. Really I got the sense that this was Crew’s book, Haven and Laylen were there to make Crew happy and finally give him peace and happiness. They finally allowed Crew to be himself.

Oh my Gawd, was the sex hot, and dirty, and whoo. It was steam worthy to say the least. And maybe just a tad over the top. But damn I was fine with that.

Throughout the story there is the ongoing story arc of good versus bad and the upcoming battle. Malachi and his cohorts are up to their old tricks and target Crew with some bad juju. It also showed how Crew was seen as the weakest link and how he was overlooked as an assist to the pack.

I must say this was one of my favorites in the Angel Pack universe. I really felt a connection to Crew and his trials and tribulations. The book really pulled me in and kept me reading. I was engrossed from start to end.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Eternal Circle by Victoria Sue Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Victoria Sue popping in today with her newest release Eternal Circle, I asked Sue a couple of questions, there’s a great excerpt, we have a brilliant giveaway and we have Leigh’s review. So check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Eternal Circle

(Sirius’ Wolves 03)
by

Victoria Sue

How can you repair something that should have been unbreakable? Darric, Blaze and Conner had been together for centuries, and their bond, like their love, should have been eternal. Blaze is trying not only to hold his family together, but stop himself falling apart.

The fragile relationship between the werewolves and the humans is at risk once more, and the goddess Sirius seems to have deserted them. Inexplicable changes are taking place to their little omega, and whilst Aden’s powers are increasing, Conner seems to be losing his.

The terrorist group, The Winter Circle, is getting bolder and placing everyone in danger. Worse, there is a traitor among them, perhaps someone a lot closer than they want to admit. Just when Blaze thought the worst that could have happened is behind them, the traitor is revealed, and Blaze realizes that their circle is not only broken, but in danger of being irreparably torn apart.

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Beauty and the Beast by Sean Michael Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sean Michael popping in today with his newest release Beauty and the Beast, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Leigh’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Beauty and the Beast

(Fairytale Shifters 01)
by

Sean Michael

As a rhino shifter, Tromp knows that he’s not the sexiest beast in the world. In fact he’s clumsy and he can’t see very well, and that’s whether he’s in his human or animal form. Still, he enjoys going to the bar and watching the other shifters hooking up, especially the dancers. Then he sees a slinky kitty dancing on the little stage and he’s immediately smitten. He knows a sexy beauty like that would never go for him, but he’s happy just to watch and fantasize about what could be.

For his part, panther shifter Pepper might be gorgeous on the outside, but he knows most people see him as nothing more than a piece of meat and he’s had a hard past. There’s something in the way the big rhino shifter looks at him while he dances, though, that makes him feel special. So when his stint on the stage is over, he heads right to the rhino’s table.

Can Tromp and Pepper ignore the world’s expectations and find what they need in each other?

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Mating Scars by Shea Balik

sb-pwsh-matingscars3150819_0232Title: Mating Scars
Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven, #9
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: Futuristic/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (131 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (August 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Diallo Lovett had his world turned upside when a man he’d believed was his mate not only lied to him, but kidnapped Diallo to torture him. After years of abuse, Diallo was rescued, only to find the real torture was just beginning for now he had to find a way to put his life back together.

An explosion took Dugan Nash’s leg but not his determination to make those responsible pay. With a lot of sweat and tears he finally was able to walk with the help of a prosthesis.

The moment Diallo meets Dugan, he knows he was fooled all those years ago. Dugan is his real mate. The events of past make Diallo too leery to trust in the one man meant to be his.

Dugan knows of Diallo’s past, but is determined to find a way to break down the walls Diallo has erected and heal the scars that surround his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-675-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-scars

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. This series also coincides with events happening in the Paranormal Wars: Juarez series.

Ok, this book was a little disappointing to me. I was pretty sure Diallo was described as a blue-eyed blond in “Mating in Stormy Waters” and he was. So when he was introduced as a slim-black man we copper eyes I was confused. So my OCD made me go back and look it up. And yes he has been completely changed since he was introduced. So from the start things we getting a little off course.

Next up is way would Dugan be chosen to lead the hunt for the children? Nothing was ever said about why he and Diallo for that matter were selected. Also what the hell was the deal with the Death Valley scene? Why were they dropped there? That all deal made no sense to me.

OK, looking past all the things they left me with questions. The romance between Diallo and Dugan was nice and sweet. Both men have deep scars. Dugan from the bombing that left him without a leg, and Diallo with his years of physical and sexual abuse.

The fact that Diallo was able to let Dugan in and find happiness was good. Dugan was so gentle with Diallo since he has heard the stories of what happened to Diallo. There were also some really sweet and cute moments between them. I really liked the scene with the wild dolphins.

Overall, not as good as some of the other books in the series. But, if you can look beyond some of the inconsistencies, a good romance.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Grand Redemption by Jessamyn Kingley

25389445Title: Grand Redemption, 2nd Edition
Series: D’Vaire, #1
Author: Jessamyn Kingley
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy
Length: Novel (259 pages)
Publisher: Jessamyn Kingley (August 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: A warlock familiar has little choice but to follow the dictates of their warlock.

In Ayden’s case, he and his warlock, Latarian, have been sent to hide in a cottage by her grandfather. What was intended to be a refuge for a few days has stretched into over six centuries. Cleaning, cooking, and doing his best to avoid his warlock’s sharp tongue is all Ayden has to look forward to each day. Stuck in a cottage with his temperamental warlock has Ayden yearning for something different.

It’s not like Ayden has much hope for the future. His mate died before Ayden was summoned by Latarian and Fate doesn’t offer magickind second chances. Ayden’s dreams are simple. A day outside the same four walls. Luckily for Ayden, the boredom of their life finally convinces his warlock to ask Fate for a clue to find her grandfather.

Fate sends Latarian and Ayden to the Draconis Court of D’Vaire, and neither one of their lives will ever be the same.

Duke Brogan D’Vairedraconis is a powerful dragon shifter who has lived a life of ever changing scenery. The king of his dragon court was deemed cursed centuries ago, and dragonkind has kept King D’Vaire and the five dragons loyal to him far removed from the rest. Tired of traipsing around the giant house that houses Draconis Court D’Vaire, Brogan has spent the last few decades traveling around the world seeking his mate.

Learning that a warlock and her familiar have arrived at his court is not enough to bring Brogan home. But when Brogan hears that his family is discussing plans to turn their home into a sanctuary for misplaced shifters and magickind he cuts short his current trip and rushes home. There is no way Brogan wants his family at the mercy of freaks and outcasts, and Brogan will do whatever it takes to stop the sanctuary.

When their paths cross, neither one is prepared for what Fate has in store for them. Tempers flare, flames ignite, and the quiet Court D’Vaire is alive for the first time. When Brogan and Ayden finally learn how to live side by side, secrets are revealed that may rip them apart forever. In the end, Brogan is forced to see his life and place in Court D’Vaire in a whole new light because Ayden is no ordinary warlock familiar.

This title has been revised and expanded from its original edition.

ASIN: B0140340W6

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: I have to say this book was not like I was expecting at all. I really thought it would go in an entirely different direction. It was so much bigger than just a romance book. There was so much work put into the world this takes place in. The characters were well-developed.

This book also gave me a wide range of emotions. From laughing my ass off to wanting to hit some of the characters upside their heads, mostly Ayden and Brogan. Both Ayden and Brogan have so many misunderstanding and just plain stupidity moments. However when they finally got it to work they were perfect for each other.

The history of magic kind and the different types were very interesting and I enjoyed the different take the author had on them. Although I will admit at times I thought things dragged a little.

Sometimes there just seemed to be too much information crammed in at times.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable and intriguing book. I cannot wait to see where the author goes from here. There are so many loose ends left and I want to see how the author ties them up in the next book.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Bobby's Old Man by A.C. Katt

26197457Title: Bobby’s Old Man
Series: The Sunset Club, #2
Author: A.C. Katt
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (176 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (August 27th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Keith Anderson believes he’s caught in gay hell – almost forty and too old for love. Bobby Michaels disagrees and thinks Keith is just right for him.

Keith Anderson is in love with Bobby Michaels. Unfortunately, Keith with their fifteen year age difference thinks he’s too old for Bobby. The two start as ‘friends with benefits’ but Keith dumps Bobby when it turns serious leaving Bobby brokenhearted.

When tragedy strikes and Bobby needs Keith, he steps up to support his lover. But Bobby lacks trust in Keith and everything around him.

Can Keith convince Bobby that this time’s for real, or will the two lovers never reconcile?

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0445

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKBOLDM

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Events at the start of the book happen in conjunction with the first book in the series. It was nice to see how Keith and Bobby first met in order to help their best friends. What follows after should have just been a hookup but it turns into something more for both of them.

What I find funny was that the two of them fall into the same trap that their friends did. Neither one is willing to be themselves out there and admit that their relationship if more than just fuck buddies. Also Keith lets his age and other people get in the way of things.

Thankfully Keith pulls his head out of his ass. Just in time too in order to be there for Bobby when his world falls apart.

The sex was a little low-key in this book. A good portion happens “off screen” I suppose I could say. What scenes there are, are hot and sexy with just the right amount of steamy. This book really seemed to focus in on the events and fall outs.

I will say this, the start was a little stilted for me. There was a lack of emotion. The details and interactions were given, but it was just that. I didn’t really feel Keith and Bobby until later in the book.

Overall I did enjoy this story once I got past those first few chapters.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Tall, Dark and Godstruck by SA Welsh

4961talldarkgodstruck510web-430x645Title: Tall, Dark and Godstruck
Series: Pack Reflections, #2
Author: SA Welsh
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (140 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (September 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Logan is a wolf with a past. His mother is a witch, an evil one that tried to murder his friends and tear his pack apart. He volunteered for the small group tasked with stopping her and was faced with a difficult decision. He chose to step in front of his friend and take the deadly spell meant for Kyle. It killed him.

At least that’s what he thought until he was once again put in the position to choose in a dream. This time, by a deity who offered him a chance to move on or come back. It is that melodic voice that tempts him back with the promise that he would be loved.

Needless to say the news that it wasn’t a dream and he now belongs to a Goddess isn’t a nice surprise in the cold light of day and he rebels against the ownership. His friends rally round him and summon the deity to demand answers.

Except…when Cerridwen appears, she isn’t a Goddess anymore but a God. With white hair that glitters with magic, mesmerizing eyes and a body made for sin that makes his wolf pant.

It isn’t a short or easy road, but Logan gives Cerrid the chance the man asks for and discovers being claimed by someone may not be that bad a thing, because sometimes the belonging goes both ways.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0453-6

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Tall-,-Dark-and-Godstruck/

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

This was a really good and enjoyable read. Logan gave his life to save his Alpha. But something or someone gave him another chance, at life and love. When Logan finds out he has been claimed by the Goddess Cerridwen, Logan is not exactly thrilled with the news. He was promised to be loved, however Cerridwen is a woman, and Logan is definitely gay.

Only Cerridwen, now to be called Cerrid changes his whole personality along with his body to fit Logan’s desires. Cerrid also manages to create a mate bond between them. Cerrid take the “gay for you” fantasy to a whole new level.

I really liked Cerrid. He has a lot to learn about the world since he has not been in the human realm for a long time. Things like fashion and electronics. The shopping trip had me laughing. He may not understand the world at large, but he sure does enjoy learning about it with Logan’s help.

Logan has his own learning to do. Things like anything is possible with a God as a mate. And how to live in a treehouse that seems to be alive.

These two are definitely hot and sexy together. Let me just say that a newly male God and the internet are very good things, especially for Logan.

This book was funny and sweet. It was great addition to the Pack Valley world.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

When Worlds Collide by Maggie Walsh

whenworldscollideTitle: When Worlds Collide
Series: Beyond the Angel Pack, #3
Author: Maggie Walsh
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (149 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (July 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: King Ryland and Phenex, Commander of the Underworld’s elite police, had a happy mating for over two hundred years. They were blessed with a child, a son, and the pair couldn’t be happier.

Until one day their world was ripped apart by deceit and betrayal.
A threat to their son’s life caused Ryland to send him away into hiding, in hopes that he would be safe. When Phenex arrived home to find his mate in the arms of another man he was hurt and angry, but when he found that his mate had taken his son from him, he was enraged. Phenex turned his back on his mate and walked away from their mating.

Twenty six years later, they have found their son, but the horrors he suffered his whole life cause Ryland great pain and guilt. To ensure that their son Jesse has his full powers, these two strong leaders must find a way back to each other.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-602-4

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/when-worlds-collide

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. Also coincides with the Angel Pack Series.

One thing I really like about both series is that they are not just about one mating. The reader also gets snippets from the other established matings, as well as other characters who are not yet mated. I like being able to revisit with those already mated and get a sneak peak of future stories to come.

In this book the full truth is finally revealed about why Ryland did what he did with Jesse as a child. Phenex is able to also tell his side of things. I really enjoyed the story about Phenex and Ryland. It was about time they got back together.

I really felt for Ryland. He did what he thought was right with the information he had. Things worked out differently than he hoped, but not due to his fault. That didn’t mean he didn’t feel guilt. Phenex was in no better a spot. They were so mislead. It was good that they were finally able to clear the air and make things right between them.

This book was also showed the evolution of Jesse and Micah. It showed not only Jesse’s growth of power, but also their relationship.
I must say this book was full of hot sex scenes. Not just with Ryland and Phenex, but also Jesse and Micah. These couples are seriously smoking hot with a nice little amount of kink thrown in.

And DAMN, Malachi is one evil bastard, and turns out he is not working alone. Yup, there is another fucktard helping Malachi. I really cannot wait to see what happens to these two when they finally get their asses kicked. Plus there was another little surprise cameo.

I enjoyed this addition to the Angel Pack world and look forward to reading future books. I really want to know what happens with Crew especially.

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