Singing in the Wolf’s Shower by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - Singing In The Wolf's Shower Cover 4n8fndTitle: Singing in the Wolf’s Shower

Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge 46

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: eXtasy Books (November 16, 2019)

Length: Short Story (108 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Out of the Cage: A new wolf shifter enforcer accompanies his alpha to San Francisco on a rescue mission, but he discovers something even more valuable than a new pack.

Mishka Fadgen is new to the Stone Ridge wolf pack, and after losing a challenge to earn the beta position, he’s offered a slot as an enforcer instead. His first task comes soon, as the alpha’s daughter, Sara, goes missing from college. Mishka accompanies several others to San Francisco, following a lead to her whereabouts. While his alpha is busy consulting with a detective who’s aware of shifters, Mishka hits the streets and starts searching. What he finds, however, isn’t what he expected—his mate. Mishka discovers a young, crippled human living in an abandoned warehouse. With a lot of coaxing—and the promise of a good meal and a hot shower—Mishka convinces Aramis to join him at the home the shifters have rented. When the detective shows up, an untrusting Aramis disappears. Learning that Aramis may be able to help discover Sara’s whereabouts only heightens his need to find the man once more. If Mishka manages to track Aramis down again, can he convince his mate that his intentions are sincere and not just a means to an end?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2287-5

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Sara and Stephanie have been kidnapped. You can guess the alpha and his mate are going nuts. Mishka was asked to go along also to help. Out on a ride to get a feel of the place leads him to the best scent, his mate. Although he might have a bit of a problem.

Aramis was kicked out of his home at the age of fourteen and had been living in an old abandoned building. His leg and wrist had been injured and never healed right add that in with being homeless and he has a bit of fear of others. However being offered food and shower would turn anyone’s head.

Now this is what I am taking about. Action, danger, excitement and some sexy times are just a bit of what you get in this story. I loved how the guys are with their mates and damn if it is not hot. This world the author has created is a big hit with me and sometimes gives me some good dreams in the evening. The characters are strong and the story sweet.

I loved this story and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. I can’t wait for the next book in this series and I would definitely recommend it.

His Crazy Little Vamp by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - His Crazy Little Vamp Cover 6hr7fTitle: His Crazy Little Vamp

Series: Mercury Rising 12

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (102 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 14, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: No matter how much Victor tries to stay out of trouble, he always finds himself right in the middle of it. His ranking in the coven is at the bottom of the barrel, and Riley always reminds him of that. One night, running from his bully, Victor is hit by a car a block from Black Dragon. And the driver happens to be his mate. When a capture warrant is issued for Victor, it’s up to Pierce to keep him out of prison and away from the one man who wants Victor dead.

Pierce is hesitant to take Victor with him to execute a warrant, but is surprised they make a great team. Even so, he finds out quickly that his little vampire is out to prove his worth, and that lands Victor in a heap of trouble. When Victor is kidnapped, Pierce runs to his rescue, and a battle the likes of which Mercury has never seen arises.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-597-9

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Victor was targeted and turned into a vamp when he was just eighteen. He was saved by another who had taken him into their coven. However life was still not as good as one would expect. He was on the bottom of the ladder and picked on by many of the other vampires. Then he ran and ran right into a car. The driver was a shifter who was his mate.

Pierce saved the little vamp on his way to serve a warrant. However his kind did not know their mate by sense but by sex, so he was just a bit jumbled. He did however let him come with him to serve warrants and found out that he was his lucky charm. But the one targeting Victor was just the smaller part of the picture.

I am used to characters such as shifters who know their mate by smell, which for a many good number from this authors work is the way it happens. However this author switched it up which is not a good sign. However it was the exact opposite of the vampires. It made the book off to me. Other than that it was full of action, adventure, danger and fun times. I loved the characters especially Victor. He was a bouncy ball of energy and fun. I had a blast of a time reading it and it was the perfect length. Although I do wish to hear more about my characters I love.

Ricochet by Reese Knightley *Dual Review*

Reese Knightley - Ricochet Cover b54b78nTitle: Ricochet

Series: Out for Justice 01

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Contemporary, 

Publisher: (July 6, 2018)

Length: Novel (311 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 – 5 Hearts

Blurb: WITSEC victim Noah Bradford knows secrets that could get him killed, and staying hidden seems like a good plan. What he didn’t plan on is losing his heart to a man who is sworn to protect him.

Battle scarred US Marshal Robert “Mac” Mackenzie has a job to do, and guaranteeing the safety of Noah Bradford is at the top of that list. Mac will do whatever it takes to keep Noah safe, even if it means walking away.

Mac and Noah, brought together during extreme circumstances, have been separated by evil. It’s been six years, give or take, and Noah is coming for vengeance against the men who killed his mother. He’s on a collision course with Mac, who has no idea of the man Noah has become. Sparks fly and the heat sizzles when these two powerful men are reunited, but will they survive the passion the past created?

ISBN: B07FBQBRLN

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewers: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts:

Noah had the best mom and the worst life ever. He watched his mother being murdered by his step-father. He spent most of his life in a secret hell. His step-father was evil but the man he worked for was even worse. He was seventeen when he was taken away from that hell but it didn’t mean it would end. He was falling for the one man protecting him and hiding from the two men that wanted him dead.

Mac was to go end and catch those that the US Marshal’s wanted. They had finally found out where Stevenson and Manning were. They were to go in arrest them and save those who were innocent. He had not expected to find a teenager who just so happened to be Stevenson’s stepson. He knew he was going to loose his heart to this and had to put a stop to it.

Several years go by and damn if Noah had changed so much. He was the ghost who protected the innocent and killed the guilty. But the two evil from his past were showing up once more.

I liked how it started but the jumping around from time periods was a bit off to me. Also was the fact that the story jumped from one part to another without really giving you time to adjust. However it didn’t really bother me to much. I liked all of the characters quite a bit and wasn’t to surprised by who Noah’s real father was. It was an easy guess even though it is truly mentioned. This story was very action pack and danger filled. It did have some hot sexy times though.

I enjoyed reading this and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. In fact I sit down and read this story all in one sitting. It was that entertaining. I would definitely put this on my favorite shelf.

Shorty’s Review 💖💖💖💖💖4 1/2 Hearts:

This was an amazing story about Noah and Mac. I loved how their relationship was not instant and they meet up years later. There is a lot of sexual tension between the two at the beginning but given Noah’s age nothing happens until much later.

I was proud of Noah for making something of his life after all he had been through. Being one of the deadliest in a top secret organization was a plus for him in that he could protect himself when the two men that got away come after him.

Mac was fierce in his own right and as such the two made a great couple and worked well together. This story is action packed with lots of gunfights and taking perps down. I loved all the agencies working together and Noah’s team mates were just as deadly as him. I am looking forward to the rest of the series and getting more about the characters throughout this story.

Great read.

Real World by B.A. Tortuga *Dual Review* (2nd Edition)

B.A. Tortuga - Real World Cover njx74aqTitle: Real World

Series: Love is Blind 02

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (344 Pages)

Publisher: Turtlehat Creatives (10th October 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 – 4 1/2 Hearts Combined

Blurb: Dan White is trying to acclimate to civilian life after a long career in the military with multiple combat deployments.

Now he’s home in the Austin area, living with his brother Dixon, Dixon’s husband, Audie, and their two nine-year-olds. During the New Year celebration, Dan meets Abraham Weldon, and the connection is instant.

There’s a kiss. There’s a dance. There’s a proposition.

Then Dan finds out Weldon is bisexual. And a dad. With five kids. Five kids, one of whom is a blind fifteen-year-old.

Widower Weldon has been in love twice before in his life—with his high school best friend, Blake, and with his wife, Krista, who he met in a Dairy Queen as she was crying over a positive pregnancy test. Love number three hits Weldon like a hammer when he meets Dan.

But since Dan isn’t interested in a guy with kids, they might only get one night together.

ISBN: B07YYX1ZWC

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewers: Lisa & Pixie

Lisa’s Review: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts 

Now I have to admit that I am not a fan of bisexual characters nor with children or female parts. Also every time I read a story where the wife tragically died leaving her husband and children behind just drives me nuts. Also the fact that she was his best friend in highschool doesn’t really connect with me either. It seems to be used quite a bit which for me is a dull moment. I want something unique and I hate to say it that this was not unique. What was unique was he married his wife, when he found her crying over being pregnant with another man’s child.

Abraham was in love with his best friend and the mother of his children. However that all changed when she passed away and left him alone with their five kids. Although the fact that his oldest is a blind teen who is not biologically his child, and as a normal teenager wants his real daddy. That was the only unique part of the whole story. It does show that Abraham is a nice guy. So his hooking up with Dan was not all that new for me. He hangs out with his friends and meets Dix’s brother Dan and of course something happens. However he just could no resist the temptation.

Dan is a military man who has been in for most of his life and is dealing with his memories. Now as many military personal he has PTSD and has trouble dealing with being a civilian at times. Now what caught my attention was the fact that his brother is blind, and Abraham’s oldest son was blind, see the theme going there. The he meets his brothers friend Abraham, and sparks fly. The problem seems to be those five kids that he has. And according to Dan, he doesn’t like kids. Really were going to go there, just seems a bit to cliche again.

Now over all this story was quite good and I did enjoy reading it. I am surprised by the amount of heat these guys have going on, even when they are fighting with each other. I liked the fact that the kids were so active in this book and even though I don’t much care for that aspect of the story it felt good. Now I will be the first to admit that I didn’t read book one so I was missing parts of the story. Which means I will have to go read the first book to check it out. It was a very catchy story that did intrigued me quite a bit. The flow was even paced and made for an enjoyable read.

Pixie’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Dan is recently out of the military, staying with his brother Dix and wondering what he will do with his life now. While celebrating New Year Dan meets Weldon, Dix’s neighbor, and its instant lust, but Weldon has five children and Dan isn’t ready for that type of commitment. Weldon is looking for permanence from any person he has a relationship with, but there’s something about Dan that he just has to have a taste of, they might only have one night together but it’s a night that neither man will forget.

This is a superb story where love sneaks in and knocks both men for six. Dan is still finding his feet after being in the military for years, he’s finding it difficult to find a job and he suffers from the occasional nightmare from his time in combat. A relationship is something he isn’t looking for but he gets knocked off his feet by Weldon and his family. Weldon has a fantastic family; it’s been over three years since his wife died and he’s now looking for someone to share it with, Dan is honest and caring and Weldon wishes he was ready for more than just hook-ups.

Weldon’s children Jakob, Emma, Madison, MacKenzie & Caleb are little stars of this story; they are absolute holy terrors/cherubs and make you grin. While Weldon and Dan are dancing round the relationship dilemma and Dan accepts that he might want more than just a fling with Weldon the kids are all in the background and have an impact on Dan that he never thought would happen… they wormed their way into his heart.

The story is very easy going for the most part, Dan and Weldon fall into a relationship after Dan sorts himself out, but danger lurks when Jakob keeps secrets. This story isn’t just about Dan and Weldon, it’s about building a new family, dealing with settling into a new way of life and helping children deal with growing up.

I loved how this story was written, there is angst but it isn’t really coming from the adults (except parenting angst, there’s plenty of that!), we see how Dan and Weldon deal with their relationship (really easy going), we see the children dealing with a new man in their dad’s life, we see the normal sibling teasing & secrets and how it affects them and we see a strong family being built before our eyes.

I recommend this to those who love fantastic characters, who adore rambunctious children, who love a dash of tension and angst, and love characters who become exceptional when they love the right man.

The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard by Charlie Cochet

Charlie Cochet - The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard Cover 39ke83mTitle: The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard

Series: Paranormal Princes 01

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: (September 19, 2019)

Length: Novella (130 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Prince Owin

Being a fierce predator—not at all adorable, despite my graceful stature—the last thing I needed was a bodyguard. Especially a wolf shifter, whose presence alone was an insult to my princely principles. As Prince of the Ocelot Shifters, I prided myself on my infallible feline instincts, uncompromisable dignity, and flawless fashion sense. If having a canine follow me around at all times wasn’t bad enough, I now faced the most important moment of my entire life. The time had come to prove I was worthy of my crown. If only I could find a way to get rid of the pesky bodyguard.

Grimmwolf

When the King of All Shifters asked me to guard Prince Owin, I admit I had no idea what to expect. Cat shifters tend to be a little intense, not to mention kinda cranky. Owin was no exception, though he seemed crankier than most. Being his bodyguard was proving to be one of the greatest challenges of my life—but not nearly as great as convincing him there was something special between us. When Owin is faced with a perilous quest to prove his worth, I was determined to keep him safe, even if the same couldn’t be said of my heart.

ISBN: B07XQF75Q2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The king has definitely been up to something. He has sent Prince Owin, ocelot shifter and his trusty bodyguard on a quest. The problem was Owin is a pain in the ass. He had even tried to shove his bodyguard off a bridge one time, to bad he forgot that wolves can swim.

Where as Grim is the next alpha to be in his pack and will be a prince as well. He enjoys driving the adorable ocelot up the wall. He likes the guy but loves to mess with him just as much. These two on a quest that might get them killed or at least killing each other might not have been the best plan but then again.

When I was given this story I didn’t glance at the blurb, just looked at the title. I am not a fan of stories that are historical or close to it, so one glance at the title and cover, well lets just say I almost pitched it back. However I have read this author’s work and even if it has a serious tone to it, there is more humor to have you laughing your ass off. Which is exactly what this story had going on.

I liked Owin more than I thought I would but once you get to know him, you can tell he hides quite a bit. It is a fascinating but strange story that caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I had a blast reading this and would definitely recommend it. I can also say that this one will be read many times over.

His Silent Mate by Jess Buffett

Jess Buffett - His Silent Mate Cover sndhc6evTitle: His Silent Mate

Series: Hunter Clan 04

Author: Jess Buffett

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (100 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (August 14, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Jayden McLeod is used to betrayal. After years spent at the hands of an enemy and unable to speak after his own brother was forced to suppress his voice, he struggles to connect with the people around him. Particularly his mate.

As a Wolf-Shifter/Spirit Mage hybrid, Rhys Scott is used to hiding who he really is. When Rhys learns what the Spirit element has done to his mate, he is hesitant to reveal his true self to Jayden. Like all secrets though, the truth is revealed and Rhy must prove to his mate that he is worth a second chance.

Things become more dangerous when the Clan discovers Potestas is closer than they thought, and are no longer playing by the rules. With new allies and unknown enemies, the pair must learn to trust one another and accept themselves if they stand a chance of surviving.

ISBN: 9781627403092

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jayden and his little sister had managed to escape the evil they had lived in. Thanks to another brother who they were forced to leave behind. He was lost in so many ways and thinks that he is to broken to be of any use. Then he meets his mate.

Rhy had many secrets and one of them most people hated. He was a hybrid and one part of him was the part that scared the crap out of others. When he meets his mate, he tries to hide it. By hiding it might just get his ass kicked.

It gets to be confusing trying to figure out who everyone is. I know that Jayden’s brother was the reason he couldn’t speak, but it came off that it was not his brothers fault. However you find out that it is not what you think. I just couldn’t figure out who was who in most of the story.

However this story was different in the way that they are elements. However you have an alpha who is tough and an omega who is what an omega is suppose to be, sexual wise. But it is not true in some parts of the story. Jayden was a feisty one and I truly like him. I did like his mate, but there were some parts of him that drove me nuts. I must admit that one has to read the previous books to figure parts of the story. However it was not as remarkable as they should be. I didn’t remember any of the previous stories which is not a good sign for me.

Over all I did like the story but not as much as I should. What I want to know was what happened to the one brother they needed to save. It left me questions without answers, which was another bad sign.

Sugar Cookies and a Witch’s Love by C.W. Gray

C.W. Gray - Sugar Cookies and a Witch’s Love Cover nsadxv65rTitle: Sugar Cookies and a Witch’s Love

Series: Holiday Omegas 02

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (56 Pages)

Publisher: C.W. Gray (December 18, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sonny and Leo are settling into their relationship, but there are just a couple of problems. Leo hasn’t claimed Sonny as his mate, and Sonny hasn’t met Leo’s family. Sonny may be a talented kitchen witch that can make perfect honey cakes, but he can’t read his bear’s mind. All he knows is that Leo isn’t acting like a shifter that has found his mate.

Every day, Leo fights with his bear about claiming Sonny. A long courtship isn’t something that shifters usually do, but Sonny is a witch, not a bear shifter. Leo doesn’t want to move too fast and scare his mate off. Then there’s his family. He knows if his family gets a whiff of their relationship, they’ll descend like the pack of bears they are. Leo is learning to be more confident in himself, but he’s afraid to take a chance and ruin the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

A family gathering to celebrate Christmas and the winter solstice may change everything. Well, it might if annoying siblings, self-doubt, and powerful eggnog doesn’t ruin it all.

ISBN: B082XJVQHY

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Sonny and Leo are mates but neither has told the other. Sonny is afraid that it might not be true since Leo didn’t introduce him to his family, however Leo is afraid his family will run his mate off. Sonny is a witch where Leo is a bear shifter, and never mention honey cakes to a bear shifter.

These two are so cute that it isn’t the honey cakes that gives one cavities. Leo’s family could jump of a bridge the way they act towards Sonny. It is a good holiday little story that will be read many times over.

I enjoyed it quite a bit and can guarantee that it is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I just wished it was longer.

The Alpha’s Christmas Wish by C.W. Gray

C.W. Gray - The Alpha's Christmas Wish Cover ndin98Title: The Alpha’s Christmas Wish

Series: Hobson Hills Omegas 07

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Omegaverse

Length: Novel (182 Pages)

Publisher: C.W. Gray (December 4, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Juan Vega lives in a town full of loving families and happy couples. As he watches his best friends fall in love, he can’t help but wish for his own omega. He’s been in love with Jackson since he met him, but it doesn’t look like there will ever be a future for them. When Bennett Wilson urges Juan to make a Christmas wish, everything changes.

Jackson Potts may be young, but he has plenty of experience with overbearing, abusive alphas. After watching the way his own biological alpha grandfather and father treated their omegas, Jackson swears he will never date an alpha. He knows there are good alphas out there, but he can’t bring himself to trust his own heart to any, even his own friend. The problem is, a certain alpha is very hard to resist.

With a little holiday luck, these two men may just find happiness.

ISBN: B082DHTWTB

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Juan and Jackson are best friends, but both of them want more. Jackson had not had a good experience with alphas so he was terrified of trusting one. However in his heart he wanted Juan. Juan has always loved Jackson but was afraid of going any further, then Jackson kissed him.

This is one of those stories where you have alphas and omegas, however they don’t change into an animal. I have never been a fan of paranormals that are only that way because the omega can get pregnant. However this author is different. She makes them funny as hell and the characters are ones that you will definitely fall in love. Now if I had a way I would definitely beat the tar out of Juan’s alpha father, what an ass. I would have liked to hear more about Jackson’s pregnancy though.

I love a good story that will have me in stitches. There is a serious tone to it but it is over powered by the funny parts. Who knew that llama’s belonged in the house.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. This is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

Johnny’s North Star by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Johnny's North Star Cover fbsg6gTitle: Johnny’s North Star

Series: Brac Pack 35

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 23, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Johnny Stone is the new art teacher at the local rec center. He might not know a dang thing about art, but he loves hanging out with the little kiddos. One particular child has stolen Johnny’s heart, and he’s determined to break through her little shell and become friends. When a snowstorm threatens Brac Village and he can’t get ahold of North’s parents, Johnny decides to give her a ride home. What he doesn’t know is that Santa has other plans, and once again the mates are in trouble.

Meanwhile, Brady Tryniski has returned home for the holidays. He’s also there to find a job. He doesn’t want to tell his parents that he was a failure in Tampa because they’re so proud of him following his dreams. To make matters worse, Brady is attracted to his dad’s new friend. When his dad blows a gasket and demands Brady stop seeing Harmon, the holidays turn sticky. But Brady refuses to give up his mate, even if that means his parents turning their backs on him.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-057-3

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Brac Pack collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is connected to Brac Village, Brac Pack Next Gen, Zeus’s Pack, Christian’s coven, Demon Warriors and many more.

Johnny and Hawk have been mates for a very long time and they were truly happy. However there was one thing Johnny wanted most of all, a child. Santa is on his way, lets see what happens. And at the same time Brady is falling for his fathers friend. However it turns out that Harmon is more than what he thinks. Brady is Harmon’s mate. Now if only his father would except it.

Santa has an evil brother, who knew. First off I was glad to read about Johnny once more, he is always a gift to read about. Now I liked hearing about these guys, but the way it was written made it come off jumbled. You hear about Johnny, Hawk and North, then switch to Brady and Hamon. This went back and forth till the end. I didn’t care for it and it made the story go down in regards to it. Had it been one story and then an extra story at the end it would have been better off. I also think that Brady and Hamon should have just gotten their own full story instead of a hit and run.

Over all it was adorable but it didn’t do much for making me love it. I guess no one can be a complete hit with all their stories but this one just made a big flop for me.

The Behr and His Keeper by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - The Behr and His Keeper Cover mxasn73jTitle: The Behr and His Keeper

Series: The Time Keeper Legacy 01

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (110pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (December 26, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: As the only heir to the Harrington legacy, Tom Harrington always knew he’d have to step one day and become the man his grandmother trained him to be. He just had no idea that there was a part of his family’s legacy that he knew nothing about, nor had he been trained for. When he learns he’s the next time keeper, he accepts it as part of being a Harrington. He just wished he knew what a time keeper was.

Lord Rogan Behr had served on the shifter council for ten years, far less than the other council members. When the new time keeper arrives, he quickly realizes that the sexy man is his mate. Unfortunately, he realized it too late to stop his bear from claiming the man. Now, he has a pissed off mate with more questions than he has answers.

When threats are made, Rogan does everything he can to protect his mate, but it’s not enough. Tom and his friends are still attacked and Rogan is kidnapped. He can only hope that being a time keeper will keep his mate alive because living without Tom isn’t something he plans to do. It would help if they could figure out who is after them.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-072-6

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Tom’s grandfather and mother had passed on leaving him with his grandmother. She was the true constant in his life. A life that had a few secrets he is soon to learn about. When she passes on, Tom is left being the Lord Harrington. A position he didn’t want but was soon to find that he couldn’t pass it on.

Rogan is a bear shifter and part of the council. Shifters were never truly meant to live in the world that Tom lives in. However when Tom’s grandfather passed on the gateway home closed. Only when Tom turned twenty-five could it be opened once more. However danger comes at them from all over.

It is quite different then any other story I have ever read before. It is quite unique but then again it is written by an amazing author. An amazing author who has managed to give her readers a world that any one would love to be in. The characters were well rounded but a bit nutty. I wished that we would have seen what happened to the evil in this story, but my imagination took over. It is a well told story that was captivating and fun. It gives you action, danger, pissed off alpha shifters, a bit of drama and some hot sexy times.

I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait to see what the next book has going on. I would definitely recommend this story. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

I Heart Terriers by Rick R. Reed (3rd Edition)

Rick R. Reed - I Heart Boston Terriers Cover ns6h33Title: I Heart Boston Terriers (3rd Edition)

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story (54 Pages)

Publisher: JMS Books (2nd January 2020)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Love at first sight can work for dogs as well as humans.

When Aaron finds Mavis, an emaciated and timid Boston terrier, at a pet adoption fair, his heart goes out to her — irrevocably.

When Christian, who is manning the adoption fair for the Humane Society that fateful autumn Saturday, finds Aaron, his heart goes out to him — irrevocably.

I Heart Boston Terriers is all about embracing love, whether it’s for someone who walks on four legs or someone who walks on two. The Boston terrier Mavis’s journey back to wholeness and finding her forever home runs parallel to the story of two men finding each other at that perfect moment — a moment that defies logic, propriety, and common sense.

But then when do the dictates of love follow a rational course?

Come along for a journey about a man and his dog and see how that journey teaches him the truth about love and making a caring connection that just might last a lifetime.

ISBN: 9781646562343

Product Link: JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: He lost his boyfriend, his car and his home. Now he is living with his nutty sister who is trying to talk him into adopting a pet. When he meets Mavis, his heart just says this is the perfect dog. Mavis is a cute Boston terrier who has been abused. To top it off the cute guy from the Humane Society might just be willing to help him.

I will say that at first I thought his sister was pretty cool, but that did not last long. She is a royal bitch, if I must say so. But the guys together, well they rocked. It is a cute little story made even better with a dog. I think the author could have given it a better ending but it was still pretty good. Felt like a longer story but it turned out to be perfect for a break time read.

I will admit that it is not one of those stories I would read more than once though. It is still a pretty nice story with some cuteness to it. I would recommend it.

Dragon’s Spark by Jena Wade

Jena Wade - Dragon’s Spark Cover asn6e4gdTitle: Dragon’s Spark

Series: Dragons 05

Author: Jena Wade

Genre: Paranormal, M-Preg

Length: Noevlla (84 Pages)

Publisher: Jena Wade (November 25, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: A hidden gift…

Lux has tried to deny his gift for electricity his entire life, but when he meets Merek and sparks fly literally, he can’t deny it any longer.

He jumps head first into being a dragon’s mate, but will Fate be enough to hold them together when the odds are stacked against them?

A need to protect…

Merek has failed to keep those he loves safe before, and he cannot let that happen again, not when his mate’s life is in danger.

He cannot prepare for his life with his mate and unborn child until the dragons and their families are safe from Molpe. Taking down Molpe becomes his only focus.

ISBN: B07KW2XNLG

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Lux has so many things pulling him into so many directions. He has a mate but is hesitant about mating, but damn if the dragon isn’t fine. He has had a gift his entire life, but he tries so hard to deny it. But they were getting stronger ever since he met Merek. Merek feels that he has let so many down that it is causing problems with his mating. He wants to protect his mate but he needs a good swipe to the head.

It would be an amazing story had it been more developed. It was too short which was a bit disappointing, however it still gave a lot to like. I didn’t care for Marek and his attitude though.

The story starts in a weird place and if you haven’t read the previous books it does get confusing. The problem for me was that they were not as memorable as they should have. I know I read the other stories but can’t remember a one. Which is a bad sign for me. Other than my issues with it, it is still a good story.

Satan Claus is Coming to Town by Catherine Lievens

Catherine Lievens - Satan Claus is Coming to Town Cover nsb63bTitle: Satan Claus is Coming To Town

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Christmas

Publisher: Catherine Lievens (November 21, 2019)

Length: Novella (158 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Dear Satan Claus…

That’s how the letter Satan received starts. The little girl who wrote it asking for her father to be happy again meant it for someone else, and while that’s obvious, Satan doesn’t care. Santa will never find out, as long as Satan’s nosy assistant, Jasper, doesn’t tell him. Satan isn’t sure why he decides to watch Zoe and her dad, except that he’s bored and lonely. He surprises himself when he moves into the house next to theirs and introduces himself as Sam—because he couldn’t exactly give Riley his real name, could he?

Riley has been divorced for years, and he doesn’t have time for a relationship. He has trust issues and no will to get over them, not when his daughter is the center of his life. Then a new neighbor moves in, and he’s adorably awkward and sexy. Riley tries to keep Sam at arm’s length, but he can’t help but fall in love with him, and he’s pretty sure Sam is falling for him, too.

Then Sam confesses his real name is Satan, and that he’s the king of Hell.

ISBN: B081F8PHGG

Product Link:  Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Zoe wanted a doll, Lego’s and for her dad to be happy for Christmas. However she made one little mistake in the name. Now Satan was probably going crazy but he wanted to give the little girl what she wanted. To bad for him he had no clue how to make her father smile. Time for a walk on the human side.

Riley has been divorced for three years and had partial custody of his daughter. He never wanted to trust any man again. Then in walked Sam, but Sam is Satan with a big secret.

When I first got this book I swear I kept looking at it wrong, till I realized it said Satan instead of Santa. I got a kick out of this story and lets just say that Satan was a cutie. He made me smile and lets face it so did the cat. It was entertaining as hell and I spent part of the time laughing my ass off.

I had a blast reading this and can guarantee that it will be read many times over and not just at the holidays. It was a big hit with me and I can’t wait to read it again now. I also can’t wait to see what the next story this amazing author is going to come up with.

The Guppy Prince by C.W. Gray

C.W. Gray - The Guppy Prince Cover masn7chnTitle: The Guppy Prince

Series: The Silver Isles 01

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Paranormal, M-Preg 

Publisher: Tanglewood Press (November 12, 2019)

Length: Novel (208 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Dover Rees is a guppy tailed merman and the youngest child of the King of the Southern Silver Isles. Despite the lofty title, he fits in better with the other guppy tailed working class than with his royal siblings. Dover spends his days secluded in his creek, successfully avoiding the King’s court and all the judgmental nobles there. Then, the most wonderous and horrible thing happens. He hears the mating call and knows his alpha is waiting for him.
Ben Elliot is just a human trying to get by in a small tourist beach town. He has his art and a few good friends, and that should be enough, right? Wrong. Coming home to a quiet house and an empty bed starts to wear on him, but none of the omegas he knows appeal to him. Until a storm knocks him off his fishing boat and he’s rescued by a mysterious, blue-haired omega.

Together, Dover and Ben forge a bond strong enough to stand against the storm of corrupt lords, court politics, and a cursed king.

ISBN: B081DCXRDF

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Dover is unusual in his own family. He was born with a guppy tail where as his siblings were not. They were all princes and princesses but still most of them gave him hell for being different. Then there was the curse that one of the children would kill their king but there has to be away to stop it. He was suppose to marry an aristocrat set up by his parents, but he has the mating call.

Ben is a human living in the United States among many different types of paranormal. He knows a few stories but he has never been prepared for finding a very sexy blue tail. Many things are going their way but there is a secret evil heading their way, or maybe not so secret.

I have never been a fan of mermen shifter stories but this author has created several different types to throw into her story. I liked how the main ones are separated into three groups so that you know which ones are leading and which ones are not. It however does have a downside as well. There are so many different characters that it is a bit hard to figure out who is who. Also the name of the chicken seems to change which means more editing is needed. It however is full of humor in it that I find amazing. Love a tale that has a lot of humor in them to keep me laughing.

I liked Dover quite a bit more than everyone else. He has a childlike attitude and is amazed at so many things. They live in a world that has fancy cars but you would not know it from the way he is. Also there is Ben’s art, it is not worth making at first but then damn if he is not sought out to make more. His brother’s names are so close to gather that it is sometimes difficult to remember who is who which is not a good idea in my eyes. I had trouble figuring them out.

Overall the story rocked quite a bit with me. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

Murder Aforethought by Parker St. John

Parker St. John - Murder Aforethought Cover 3748jfnTitle: Murder Aforethought

Series: Cabrini Law 02

Author: Parker St. John

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Parker St. John (November 22, 2019)

Length: Novel (269 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Heart

Blurb: A ticking clock. A deadly enemy. Can they keep their heads in the game when their hearts are already on the line?

Valentine Rivetti made a horrible mistake when he became a Marine Sniper at the age of twenty. Returning home with PTSD and a guilty conscience, he’s blackmailed into working for the mafia to save his family.

Maksim Kovalenko has everything he ever dreamed of growing up in a Ukrainian slum. As a notorious corporate attorney, he has the world at his feet. But wealth and power can’t protect him from the emptiness he feels every time he shuts his eyes.

When Val is arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, his redemption is a silver fox in a three-piece suit. But Val’s lucky day becomes Maksim’s nightmare when the mafia begins to cut loose ends… starting with them.

The passion between them is overwhelming, but can two solitary men learn to trust each other before it’s too late?

ISBN: B07ZQN9FNG

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Val’s past life left a little to be desired. His mother was a scared rabbit and his father was an idiot who worked for the mob. He joined the military after high school and was turned into a sniper. He however didn’t have the heart for it. Now because of his father he was working for the same mob boss. He still didn’t have the heart for killing. Now here he was sitting in jail for a murder he had no committed and looking at one sexy ass lawyer.

Maksim grew up poor and hated his life. He swore that he would never go back to the life he had growing up. That didn’t mean he didn’t have a heart. When he took a case he did everything in his power to win. Now here he was trying to figure out how to keep his client out of prison and alive. Because some one out there now wanted them both dead.

Mak sure did have a thing for strays. He has a bigger heart then even he thinks. However the good guy with a thing for the bad boy is over used. It was dry and a bit dull to me. The story did not flow as easy as it should have for me. It also felt like the author rushed through the story in time to get it finished. Other than my issues with the story I did like the characters and what they were doing for Emma. It is a story that does have potential but for me it has not moved far ahead to get there. There were a few issues with the story that the beta readers should have caught them but they don’t truly take away from the story.

I will admit that when I got this book I was thinking a new murder mystery with romance, but it was romance that was more what this story was about. I like romance but I want more story then sex. I didn’t really connect with this story and will probably not read any more from this author if they keep following the direction they are going in. I hate to admit but this story was not the story I wanted.

Risking It All by Reese Knightley

Reese Knightley - Risking It All Cover iue48eTitle: Risking It All

Series: Code of Honor 02

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Publisher: Reese Knightley (December 1, 2019)

Length: Novel (191 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: A Crumpet Christmas is the perfect time to fall in love.

When a mission goes south, Elijah Cobalt is forced to take medical leave. What could be better than relaxing in a small town and keeping an eye on his little sister at the same time? Nothing, until he gets his first look at his sister’s boss. Elijah has always felt bulky and big around the smaller type of men he prefers and around Justin Bailey, it’s the same damned thing.
Justin gave up dating big, muscled men after his breakup with his abusive boyfriend, but he just might make an exception when his café manager’s older brother takes over his spare bedroom. The instant attraction has sparks flying and, after a few days, Justin doesn’t want to fight it any longer.

Christmas is a magical time of year.
The power of love takes over.
Possibilities are endless.

Until Justin’s ex-boyfriend suddenly shows up out of the blue determined to cause as much trouble for him as possible. Only Justin has a support system now, in the form of a Special Forces Unit, and things are going to get really damned intense in a very short amount of time.

Mess with one and you mess with them all.

ISBN: B08282L56R

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Justin had once thought he was truly happy but then his ex went ballistic on him. Now he happily lived in the best place, owned his own company and had the best employees and friends. He took in strays that were hurt or abused. When he saw the big man standing besides his ex, well he lost it a bit. Then come to find out that it had all been innocent well his eyes might have gotten bigger, because damn if the man wasn’t sex on a stick.

Elijah was not only a captain in the army but special forces. Several months ago his little sister had been bleeding and broken and it pained him. He held on to it until one day on a mission he just froze. He was ordered to take three months off and he decided to visit his sister, and possibly check out her boss. What he had not expected was to find the one man his heart wanted forever. To bad Justin’s ex was up to something bad.

I had made the mistake of reading this first instead of book one. I spent twenty minutes trying to see if I had the first book because damn this one rocked. It was very action packed with danger mixed in, not to mention cutie pie puppies, grumpy cats, and some hot sexy times. It was a very fast pace story and always kept me on my toes. I enjoyed the guys quite a bit and their friends were all pretty sweet. It was a nice Christmas story that will be read many times over.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to go back and finally read the first book. I also can’t wait till I can get my hands on the next story. I can guarantee that this will be on my favorites shelf for sometime.

Risk Assessment by Parker St. John

Parker St. John - Risk Assessment Cover 7wehb6hTitle: Risk Assessment

Series: Cabrini Law 01

Author: Parker St. John

Genre: Contemporary 

Publisher: Parker St. John (November 10, 2019)

Length: Novel (197 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Heart

Blurb: All they have left is their pride.

Elliot Smith was once a hotshot attorney, but those days are long gone. A midlife crisis of conscience has left him with shattered confidence, abandoned by his former friends and scraping by at a legal aid clinic. When a smoking hot bad boy rescues him from the side of the road, Elliot is sure he doesn’t stand a chance.

After a misspent youth boosting cars, Lucas Kelly runs his own garage and is finally getting his life back on track. He isn’t about to risk everything by daring to hope for something more, especially not with a man so far above his pay-grade.

The heat between them is enough to have them questioning everything they thought they knew about themselves. But is explosive chemistry enough to keep them together when Elliot’s career threatens to drive them apart?

ISBN: B081B89K8J

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Elliot at one time had been a damn good attorney who made loads of money, drove a nice car but he had thrown it all away. He had a soul which most lawyers do not. He gave it all up to live in a small town and help those who needed it. When his car breaks down a sexy man comes to help him.

Lucas had been an angry young man who ended up in prison. Now he was trying to make it all good. He owned his own shop and things were starting to look good. That all ended when he met a sexy man and that man turned out to be a lawyer. His past seems to be in his way of finding love.

This story started out pretty good, but it all ended in one sentence. Here was a guy asking another for a favor and the man turns it into a get on your knees deal. It made Lucas turn into a douche and that was the downside to the whole deal. The rest of the story went a bit better but not by much. It just lacked something to make it stand out for me.

It had potential but it went into the opposite direction. You get a story but you also end up with more sexual times which made it seem more like a smut book then a true romance story for me.

Overall it is a good story but just didn’t really do anything for me. I am sorry to say but this book was not for me.

Cutting It Close by Reese Knightley

Reese Knightley - Cutting It Close Cover 7rh6fnTitle: Cutting It Close

Series: Code of Honor 01

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Publisher: Reese Knightley (August 21, 2019)

Length: Novel (201 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: When the only thing you’re good at is running or fighting, is a second chance at love even possible?

Captain Maddox Stone is ready to put the men who messed with his family on a fast train to hell. Eliminating the enemy is the only thing he’s good at anyway. He sure as hell isn’t good at connecting. Of course, on the heels of that thought, his past comes walking through the door. Will he finally have the guts to explain what really happened that night so long ago?

Nothing on earth could bring Lieutenant River Seeger back to the ranch until his grandfather calls for help. With no other recourse, he returns to the Triple R, but makes it clear it’s for a limited time. He’s left the past behind and with it, his youthful dreams. But, since he’s here, shouldn’t he at least get some answers?

Two soldiers faced with the past. One man struggles with a tragic secret while the other one demands answers. What’s even worse? When Maddox deploys on a mission and River takes on the kidnappers, time is running out for one of them. The only thing for certain is they’re definitely cutting it close for any chance at a happy ending.

ISBN: B07WW7VMYP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Maddox loved River but he had to hurt him to keep him alive. His father is one nasty evil who loved to abuse Maddox. That is until his grandfather stepped in. That didn’t stop the emotional abuse though. However when he found out that River was someone important well that put him on his radar. So he had to throw away their love to keep his love alive.

River loved Maddox more than anything. But the man didn’t love him. Now sometime has gone past and Maddox was in trouble.

They were young and in love, broke up and now they needed to learn how to communicate. The romance is not the focus of the story since they had already had that. They were apart for many years but trouble brought them back together. I was surprised by the name the group was called but it seem perfect.

I read this story after I read the second book to see about some of the characters and was pretty amazed by it. It is an action packed story with quite a bit of danger in it. There is some sexy times in it as well. I liked how the guys were with each other. They can be a funny group it looks like.

I had a blast reading this and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. It kept my attention from the start and that is hard to do with some stories. I can’t wait to read more from this series.

The Carpenter’s Tale by Chris Quinton

Chris Quinton - The Carpenter’s Tale Cover tb47hfrTitle: The Carpenter’s Tale

Series: The Renfrew Files 01

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (22 Pages)

Publisher: Kouros Books (September 2, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: It should have been a bit of a break for Mark Renfrew, attending an archaeological conference with his lover, Jack Faulkner. No ghosts, no drama beyond the academic. But it didn’t work out that way. The modern Five Star hotel held a dark secret, and Mark knew he had to uncover it before more people were hurt.

ISBN: 9781301000401

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Connected to The Psychic’s Tale

Mark and Jack are at some fancy hotel that was not suppose to be haunted, well guess what it is. Mark is a psychic whereas Jack is the archaeologist.

It is a very short story that is cute and the characters were charming. However all it gives is a taste and nothing after that. It was a bit disappointing but it was still good.

It is too bad that I am not into short stories that just give you a sample of what it would have been like.

Street Rat by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Street Rat Cover ndrv7fhjTitle: Street Rat

Series: Hot Mess: Friends & Family 02

Author: Stormy Glenn 

Genre: Contemporary 

Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 28, 2019)

Length: Novella (134 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Patty

I was the head of the Irish mob in Chicago. That got me very few friends and even more enemies. With the DEA breathing down my neck, figuring out who’s hijacking my shipments of merchandise is made all that much harder. It’s not until Danny was kidnapped that I learned I had more friends than I thought I did. I just didn’t know if we could rescue Danny before he became a victim to someone’s plot to get to me.

Danny

Patty Flannigan has been my hero since he rescued me from the streets when I was a teenager. Over the years, that hero worship turned into something stronger. I’ve watched a string of boy toys move through Patty’s life at an alarming rate and I didn’t want to become just another notch on his bedpost. I wanted something more meaningful but proving to Patty I could be an asset to him became harder than I was prepared for when I was kidnapped in a plot to get to Patty.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-051-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Hot Mess: Friends & Family collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc I would suggest reading them in sequential order. I would suggest you start with the Hot Mess collection as it will give you a idea on some of the characters you will meet in this series.

The fourth horseman of the apocalypse has finally appeared. Danny’s father passed away, his mother was a hard core drug addict and his foster family were evil. He ran away and was living on the streets at the age of fifteen. He had been rescued and brought in by a man he adored. The man was also the head of the Irish Mob.

Patty has seen some crazy things in his life although I would say Lany was the craziest. He was the head of the Irish Mob and had many rules to follow. He never dealt in drugs or girls. He wasn’t clean cut but it would be hard to prove anything. He rescued a young boy from the streets and pretty much protected him. Now here he was trying to keep him safe and falling in love.

I will admit that out of all the contemporary romance stories I have read, this series and the one it is connect to are probably my favorites. There is a serious tone to them but they have so much humor in them that parts of the story will have you laughing your ass off. They are told with such a flare that you are not wanting to put the story down. I loved the characters and everything about them. I was glad that Patty got his head out of his ass though.

I am so glad that Lany’s friends are meeting the ones they will love forever. I do hope that I will see more of them in the future stories. I can’t wait for Vinnie to get his happy ever after though.

I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.