Love & Tea Bags by C.F. White Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Love & Tea Bags

by

C.F. White

Fate can be written in a tea bag too.

Mark Johnson is hitting his forties and is stuck in a rut.

He’s had the same boring office job for ten years, with no motivation or inclination to change it. The same crumbling house for ten years, with no cash or know-how to fix it. And the same Facebook status for five years—it’s complicated. It isn’t. He’s single. He just doesn’t want to correct it. That would be admitting defeat.

The day a tea bag splats onto his face whilst he’s emptying the dregs of his morning cuppa at Macy’s Tea Shoppe is the one that makes him question each of his current life choices…the tea bag and that the shop is currently being run by one rather friendly, rather hunky, but rather young Australian named Bradley Summers.

Tea has never tasted so good.

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My Vampire and I by J.P. Bowie

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Series: My Vampire and I 01

Author: J.P. Bowie

Genre: Paranormal, Vampires

Length: Novella (149pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (February 2008)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When young Roger Folsom attends a costume party thrown by friends for his twenty-fourth birthday he is immediately captivated by Marcus Verano, a handsome stranger masquerading as a vampire—except Marcus is the real thing.

Spirited away to the vampire’s mansion, Roger is introduced to a new life of unabashed luxury, fascinating stories—and hot sex. Everything is going just fine for Roger, until his new lover’s old enemies show up seeking revenge, and Roger’s blood.

Determined to save one another from the gruesome deaths planned for them, they embark on an adventure that takes them from the weirdness of West Hollywood to the wildness of a vampire’s castle in the hills of Rome.

This time, can true love really conquer all?

ISBN: 978-1-906590-06-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Rogers life changes forever when he meets Marcus, a centuries’ old vampire. The two hit it off immediately and learn about one another. Some of Marcus’ stories are sad in what he had been through. Amid their time together comes enemies from Marcus’ past that threaten to tear them apart.

I liked the actual story, it was engaging and quite entertaining. Roger was hilarious and sarcastic at times. The other characters throughout the book gave the story an added element to an already interesting story. However, I was annoyed by the fact that when Marcus and Roger would start talking eventually they would have sex before finishing the story they were telling. There was a lot of sex in this book.

I was also confused to the fact that Marcus said early in the story that D’Arcy was older than him but later in the book he claimed he was the older one so I was not sure which one was older. Aside from those things I enjoyed the story with it’s drama, action and suspense.

Fantastic read.

Mating Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Mating Dance

Series: Blood Wars 05

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (254 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 19, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Trey Duncan’s career as a Boston cop has taken an unearthly turn. He’s become embroiled in an alien war being fought on his planet. Each battle they win is a short-lived reprieve. As he helps his new vampire-like friends save his own people, he can’t help but become emotionally involved, especially when it comes to the disturbingly appealing Demi. A hybrid of human and alien, the boy is both older and younger than he seems. To Trey, he remains a temptation he must resist.

Demi is a young man caught between two species and cultures. While his fathers have always kept a tight rein on him, he is starting to break away from their control. He knows what he wants, and from the moment he set eyes on Trey, he knew that the cop was the man for him. Since the last battle, he finally has hope that Trey feels the same way.

Biology forces both their hands, but Trey and Demi are still worlds apart in what they see as their future together. When their enemy’s legacy comes back to haunt them, it’s up to them to lead the way.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-728-9

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Blood Wars collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Trey is an ordinary human who is also a homicide detective. He came across a wild secret not too long ago and gave his word to help the aliens he befriended. The vampire’s were fighting a war that brought death and destruction to many. However there was one alien vampire that he wanted in more fun ways but felt that the kid was just to young. Boy is he in for a big surprise.

Demi is a hybrid, one of his fathers was human whereas the other was alien. He loved them with all his heart but damn if he couldn’t pull one over on them. He wanted the human cop to do more than just notice him. Leave it to his biology and his fathers to help move things along further. He must go through from boy to man stage with some hot sex. He might get what he desires more than life, that is if Trey will fall in line. Things are going to heat up.

This story has a dark tone to much of it but the way it is written just makes that part of the story even better. I think that this is probably one of the few series that can pull that off in a way that keeps my attention. The characters are quite entertaining but I must admit that I don’t really care for Trey like I should have. He is quite a bit older than Demi, but in reality he is actually younger by many years. The thing is Demi still looks like a teenager and it drives our detective crazy. Whatever just happened to getting your freak on. It does go deeper into some areas of the story that will fascinate the reader.

It is a very good story with quite a bit of action going on. Plus I liked the surprise in who the bad guy is. Very good plot and made the story rock. I had quite a bit of fun reading it and can’t wait to see what the next book has going on. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

The Jasper Soul by Bailey Bradford

Title: The Jasper Soul

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novel (192pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 9, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: An ancient evil stalks the earth, seeking to finish what it started…

Matt Callaghan is pretty sure he’s just an average guy. His tragic past haunts him, and the only comfort he finds is something he’s not willing to explain to anyone else. The jasper stone he found as a child had been with him for over half his life, and he can’t be parted from it.

There’s more to the stone than Matt knows. Thousands of years ago, one man, the last of his people, was cast into the stone, his soul protected when his body could not be saved.

The evil that hunted him is still alive, still waiting for a chance to destroy the jasper stone.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and physical assault.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-736-4

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story about Andilun and Matt. How they were brought together by a stone was intriguing. Who Andilun is blew my mind. The gods, goddesses and the triad were fascinating in the roles they all played. The evil one and who he was seemed fitting and he delivered on everything he did.

Good versus evil and all that entails are all throughout this amazing story. Andilun’s backstory broke my heart at what was done to his people. Matt was determined and hopeful as the story progressed. Such an emotional, suspenseful, and dramatic read that grabbed my attention from start to finish.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Star Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Star Dance

Series: Alien Blood Wars 04

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (256 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 25, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Malcolm MacLerie has long made his home in the wild Highlands of Scotland. Sick of the endless war with Dracul and living with terrible guilt over the crash, he seeks peace and quiet. When his captain asks for his help one last time, however, he can’t refuse. Honor demands no less. His surveillance of Dracul’s castle turns into a rescue mission when a brutalized boy runs right into his arms.

Brenin has survived the vicious life of being an alien’s slave. His desperate bid to escape leads him into yet another monster’s castle—or so he fears. The more time he spends with Malcolm, the more he doubts his own worries. He has to fight a pull toward this alien who wears a kilt and fights with a sword.

Malcolm isn’t looking to get attached to anyone, let alone a traumatized human, but Brenin’s knowledge of the monster’s lair makes him invaluable and forces them to work together. Duty turns to desire, despite his best intentions. Even as they fight their growing attraction, they keep getting in deeper.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-700-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Brenin had been kicked out for being gay and did all he could to survive. That was how he ended up in such a horrible place. Now he was a slave to a monster that used men, got them pregnant as many times as he could and then killed them. He had no clue how to get out. To his surprise it was another slave, one that was heavily pregnant and wanted to die, that gave him the way to safety. Safety all right, one that led him into the arms of another monster, or so he thought.

Malcolm felt that the crash on the planet that they were stuck on. He felt the guilt and anguish from it. He would follow his captain any where but his heart had no longer been in it. He wanted to live his life alone so to speak, but knew he would always come when Alex called for his help. It led him to the young man that would call to him in a way no one else could.

Evil was out there and many twists will come to this story. This story more outlined the sexual assaults on the young humans who were being changed better than the previous books did. It had quite a bit more details to it that I quite enjoyed. I loved Demi and the young men a lot more than I really did the others. The lingo was a bit harder to understand but after awhile I figured it out. It is a very good story that is action packed and danger filled.

I can’t say that this is one of my favorite series but it ranks pretty high on my reading list. I had a few issues with the book that might just be the company mistake instead of the authors, as it was missing the first page to each chapter. However it was easy to figure it out. It didn’t really take away from the story as I had expected, just drove me crazy.

The story itself is quite unique and I enjoyed reading it. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

Sunshine, Sex & Sunflowers by Carol Lynne

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Series: Sequel to Harvest Heat

Author: Carol Lynne

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage

Length: Novella (91 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (11th April 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Will Jacko find love among the sunflowers?

After losing his family’s station in Australia to the bank, Jacko Hennesy moves in with his best mate, Lochie McBride. Trouble is, Lochie already has a roommate—his new lover, Jamie. Trying to settle into everyday life with two men isn’t as easy as Jacko had hoped. Although he’s been in love with his best friend for years, Jacko also finds himself attracted to Jamie. Watching the constant flirting and touching every day is enough to reduce the tough bushman to a puddle of need. What’s a bloke to do when he falls for two sexy men?

Publisher’s Note: This book is a sequel to Harvest Heat and is best read in sequence. This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-549-0

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Sunshine, Sex & Sunflowers is the sequel to Harvest Heat by Carol Lynne. As the publisher recommends, you should read book one first. There isn’t a lot of character introduction or development in this book and I feel most of it actually happens in the first book. This book was published previously, however, I think I somehow missed it because I really don’t remember reading it before. Which seems a bit odd for me because I absolutely fell in love with the authors two big series, Campus Cravings and Cattle Valley and would actually look for her other releases.

The story continues the story of lovers Lochie and Jamie. They’ve recently fallen in love and have moved in together on Lochie’s farm. In fact, Jamie has moved to Australia from the States to be with his man. Now we’re adding Jacko into the mix. He’s recently fallen onto hard time and is living and working with his best mate, Lochie. Jacko has always been attracted to Lochie but he finds himself torn with now developing an attraction to Jamie as well. Lochie and Jamie are happy together and yet they see the possibility for a lot more love in their lives with Jacko.

I can’t go further because this is essentially the bones of the book and if I say anything else there’s no point in reading it. I think part of the reason I didn’t read this in the past was because there are so many books that are set in Australia that just don’t capture the true Aussie nature. I suppose that is true for others who read books set in their own country but written by an author who does not live there. For any Aussies, I recommend ignoring the stereotyping of farms and regional life because for me it did come across as a little silly at times.

This is a simple, quick read. If you want to just read something sexy without thinking too much, this is probably a good choice. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of character or plot depth, which is annoying because I like the author so much, but come (no pun intended) for the romance and stick around for the sex. That’s all I can say.

Trysts and Embers by Angel Martinez & Freddy McKay

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Series: Lijun 02

Author: Freddy MacKay & Angel Martinez

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Fantasy, Multicultural, Paranormal

Length: Novel (423pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 20, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Fire. Water. Burn.

In the two months since the All Hallows’ Eve party, Tally has courted Haru, buying expensive gifts, taking the two of them to upscale restaurants and trying to find a balance in earning Haru’s fragile trust while being new parents to the Cohen joeys. Tally sees hope in the new domesticity the family has settled into, despite having some bumps along the way.

Gifts and treats have satisfied Haru’s otter, but the human half remembers the brutal lessons of giving their trust away. How can two lijun who barely know each other anticipate what will happen when times get tough? There are circumstances Tally doesn’t understand yet, and Haru struggles to find their feet with an Urusar who doesn’t know the rules.

A revelation not only throws the tentative relationship between them askew, but also starts Tally and Haru down a path the two of them can’t escape, one so heart-wrenching Haru’s not sure their heart will survive.

Traditionalist concerns that have always nipped at the Bastille clan’s heels come roaring to the forefront with demands and ultimatums. Tally needs to fall in line or face further threats to his otter, his family and his clan. Haru needs to find the strength to believe in the good despite the bad. In an environment where it’s vital to know ally from foe, Tally and Haru need to stand united or watch the community Tally’s family has built fall under the thumb of heartless, greedy autocrats.

Reader advisory: This book contains references to past trauma and PTSD, the death of a child and kidnapping.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-697-8

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: There was a lot going on in this continuation of the series. Haru and Tally are trying to settle in their new life but others conspire against them playing on the couples weaknesses and not knowing about certain things.

There is a deeper delve into the Lijun politics that was complex with a lot of rivalries thrown into the mix. A lot of characters are interwoven as certain individuals make plans behind others backs that are not on the up and up. I found the whole story intriguing.

Tally and Haru I felt needed to talk to each other and learn more about the other before cracks are found and the ones up to no good split them apart for good. I was thankful for the warning at the end of the blurb because that incident was sudden and utterly gut-wrenching to read.

Great read and addition to the series.

Mr. September by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. September

Series: Calendar Men 09

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (94pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (4th September 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Summer fades into fall, but the heat isn’t letting up for this calendar man.

Enzo Mueller was glad to help out with the calendar shoot. His little sister, Nat, has been in remission for years and he’d do anything to help find a cure for childhood cancer—even if all he can do is pose for a charity event. That, and work three jobs so he can take care of her since their parents split a long time ago.

But raising a teenager and having a personal life are two things he doesn’t think can coexist. He’s resigned himself to being alone, aside from Nat, until he gets her through college. After all, no man in his right mind would want to deal with Enzo’s crazy work schedule.

Tony met Enzo when he waited on their table. Ever since then, Tony’s had Enzo on his mind, and when he runs into him again, something clicks between them. Tony’s daughter, Ina, finished her last cancer treatments weeks ago and she’s in remission. He’s been focused on her since before she was born, but now, one man is making him wonder if it isn’t possible to have more in life than he’d expected.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-674-9

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Enzo and Tony have been attracted t each since they met through Hector. I loved Enzo’s hard working determination to make sure his sister is provided for. Tony’s daughter Ina gives Tony the excuse he needs to see Enzo by wanting to eat at the restaurant that Enzo works in.

The chemistry between these two men is hot. When they get together the sparks fly off the pages. Sweet yet sexy this was a great addition to the series.

Fantastic read.

Slave Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Slave Dance

Series: Alien Blood Wars 03

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal

Length: Novel (183 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 2, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Quiet and steadfast, Emil has remade himself from botanist to chef. Taking care of people is what he does best. He hates having to fight the war with Dracul, but his loyalty to his captain forces him to do no less. Unlike others of his species, he has formed no intimate bonds and has no intention of doing so. That way lies sadness. He takes his pleasure from feeding those he loves, content with his destiny. That is until he runs into an abused boy who needs more than a good meal.

All turning eighteen means to Jase is that now the man who he is forced to call Master can abuse him publicly. A victim of sex trafficking, Jase only knows one way of life-brutal submission to whichever man claims him. When his Master joins Club Lux, it’s more of the same until he finds himself in the hands of its strange chef.

Circumstances force Emil into a new and frightening role and Jase into the arms of a scary and unfathomable Master. Emil is worse than any man—or so Jase thinks, when Emil’s alien nature comes out. Jase wants to be a good slave and Emil frets about saving Jase from himself. While they try to find their way, a vicious crew member begins to terrorize Boston. Now Emil fights on two fronts—the scariest being that he will fail Jase.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-6909

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Alien Blood Wars collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Jase has one hell of a nasty life. His father passed when he was just a young kid so he didn’t really remember him. Then his mother remarried and lets just say the man gave him the creeps. When his mother was killed it left him in the arms of a monster. A monster that ended up selling him. His latest master has had him since he was fifteen and he thought maybe death was the only way out. That is until a new kind of monster showed up, but this one was a good monster.

Emil is what is known as a vampire but it goes even further than that, the man was an alien. He was trained to fight, take care of plants and a chemist. What he loved to do is to cook. One notice of the new boy in the club has his heartbeat rising fast. However not in the one way you would think.

This book contains scenes of drug use and rape so beware. The way the author twists the old Dracula legend into the story we have now is pretty amazing. When they crashed into earth it changed many things for them. It separated many of the groups into the groups there are in now. Dracul led one group, a group that wanted death to humans and to rule the world. Then there is Emil’s leader Alex, a group that just wanted to live in peace. You have action and danger just flowing in this story and lets just say it is perfectly timed. The story had a fast paced that seem to work for this story. I didn’t care for the abuse Jase went through in the book, however it seemed to work. It made you feel quite a bit for the young man.

It is very entertaining and quite fresh. I can’t say that it is one of my favorites or that it will be read more than once, but it was still a pretty good book. It was missing something to me to make the story rock all the way. It is a very engaging book that kept my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I enjoyed reading the book and look forward to the next one. I will also admit that I don’t care to read about the abuse Dracul dishes out to the two young men in his home and hope that their rescue is coming real soon. However as I said I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it.

With A Twist by K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn popping in today with the tour for their new release With A Twist, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $20 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

With A Twist

(The Speakeasy 01)
by

K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn

Nursing a broken heart, Will Martin throws himself into teaching classes at NYU and writing. An invite from his ex-boyfriend to an uptown speakeasy called Under surprises Will by beginning to heal his bruised spirit, and he finds himself enjoying both the drinks and the company.

Soon after, Will is shaken by news that his father, Republican New York State Senator Bill Martin, has been diagnosed with cancer. Will and his father have been estranged since Will’s coming out, but he reluctantly returns to the family’s home in Garden City, Long Island, to support his family as Bill recovers from surgery.

Senator David Mori is a colleague and mentee of Bill Martin’s. Bill’s conservative views sometimes conflict with David’s more moderate politics and his status as both mixed race and openly gay, but each respects and likes each other, and the men have built a friendship.

Sparks fly when Will and David meet, though Will’s liberal views lead to clashes with David. Will is looking for a no-strings-attached fling and David is leery of getting involved with his mentor’s son, so they keep their affair a secret, in spite of their deepening feelings.

As Senator Martin’s health worsens, Will elects to remain in Garden City where he finds solace with David and continued trips to Under to seek the support of his friends. After David finally admits his feelings have grown beyond a casual sexual encounter, both men must decide how to bridge the divide to create a future together.

Reader Advisory:
This book contains expressions of homophobia and racism by multiple secondary characters, references to disownment, and descriptions of terminal illness and death of secondary characters.

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Dangerous Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Dangerous Dance

Series: Alien Blood Wars 02

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction

Length: Novel (185 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 29, 2018)

Heat Level: Medium

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Long ago, Val made the decision to stick by his captain against mutinous shipmates. He has spent a millennium on Earth protecting humans as a matter of honor. He also made the fatal mistake of falling in love with a human boy who died trying to birth Val’s son. He’s sworn to never open himself up to such pain and guilt again.

Mackie was forced to run away from his family to save himself from homophobia and abuse. He learned to live by his wits and the sale of his body. He’s reinvented himself as a brat with a need to be dominated and tamed. He thought he’d found the perfect man in Val, only to discover he had given his heart to a vampire—one that pushed him away when an ancient, hidden war reignited.

As Val and his cohorts battle with their old crew members, he tries to keep Mackie at a distance from the danger and his heart. But Mackie will not be side-lined as either a soldier or a lover. He is waging a war of his own to win Val back.

The next chapter in the alien war is heating up. A deadly drug is flooding Boston, threatening to turn the city into a battleground. Val and the others need help, and one bratty twink might be the best weapon they have. He may also be the key to unlocking Val’s heart and giving him back the happiness he lost.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-666-4

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Alien Blood Wars collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Mackie has had a hard life and it didn’t seem to get any better. He had been basically kicked out of his own home because his parents were homophobic asshats. Forced to live on the streets he had given his body to survive. Now he danced and got to choose who he slept with. The only one he truly wanted was the bouncer at the club. A man that was not human and a man that didn’t really want him.

Val wanted Mackie with all he had in him. The problem was many years past he had given his heart to a young man and lost him. Lost him and their child because he couldn’t give birth the way his kind was meant to. Now he has gone the route of never falling in love but love always wins over. Top it off there was someone out there who was trying to destroy them all. One of their own to be precise.

You have your good alien vampires and your bad, but it seems the bad always win. The story is quite unique and very entertaining. I am not really a fan of this type of story though. This one has a bit more BDSM involved in it and lets face it the vampire is always the dominate partner. In this series the mates can give birth but it is quite dangerous. You not only get Val’s side of view but Mackies as well. However what is even more unique is you get the bad guys as well.

Now as the down side to this book is the drama between Val and Mackie. There is no true communication between them unless you count sex. Val wants his way and Mackie just wants Val. I don’t much care for it nor the fact that it hasn’t really moved forward with the actual plot from the bad guys.

Overall the story is pretty good and I did enjoy it. I will admit that it is not one of those stories that sticks with you. It is however one of those stories that will be read more than once, but only to remember the parts that you need to. I will hold my final thoughts till I read further on in the series.

Fighting For All by Morticia Knight

Title: Fighting For All

Series: Soul Match 05

Author: Morticia Knight

Genre: BDSM, Science Fiction, Ménage

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (15th May 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Bravery will lead you to your destiny.

The human and alien rebellion is at hand, but those who have already arrived at the secret military facility are without the one who has inspired them to stand against the Nall. Chris, the human chosen by the Alasharian spiritual leader Sha Sha Ar, has been missing since the escape to the hideout. Those who have never seen Chris before, have only heard tales of his visions, begin to doubt his existence. Fear spreads through the group as humans and Alasharians alike wonder if they’re all doomed, if maybe Chris is a fantasy or has already fallen at the hands of the Nall.

Graham, Morgan and their Alasharian matches stand before the terrified group to reassure them that Chris is real. They’ve barely begun to speak when they are forced to fight an unexpected foe. But before the final battle against the Nall and the Void begins, all must search within themselves to discover what part they will play to achieve their destiny—and to summon the bravery they’ll need to see it through.

Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic battle scene violence and medical play, as well as references to rape and torture. There is also a scene involving urethral sounds.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-662-6

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The entire series up to this point of human and Alasharian’s meeting their mates, unanswered questions lead to this exciting climax as they all go through a spiritual awareness to culminate with battle plans and strategies to beat all their foes. It will not be easy but nothing in life is.

I loved everything about this story. The danger was real, the battles intense and graphic that left me on the edge of my seat. I loved how all the characters worked together despite the doubts gathering around Chris. The twists and turns were a real eyeful and one even took me by surprise as I did not see it coming.

Needless to say this story was awesome.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Mr. August by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. August

Series: Calendar Men 08

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Contemporary, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (99pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (7th August 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Hector thought he’d escaped his past and had nothing to fear by posing for a charity calendar, but he was wrong.

Hector Torres is a self-made man. He came from the wrong side of the tracks and had a difficult childhood. Violence and crime flourished around him, but one particular event sent him running, and he’s been looking back over his shoulder for a long time.

He thought he’d changed enough to take a chance and do something good, especially in light of his closest friend’s daughter being diagnosed with cancer.

But Hector is wrong, and the man who suddenly appears in his life might be his savior—or his executioner.

Reader advisory: This book contains reference to physical child abuse.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-673-2

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Hector’s past comes back in the form of Mat. Mat has a debt to pay to Hector and in doing so he hopes that things will blossom between them. I liked how Hector and Mat never forgot one another after they grew up.

Hector and Mat were well matched and I loved Mat’s shifter side. A truly engaging story and wonderful addition to the series.

Fantastic read.

Won’t Feel A Thing by C.F. White Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Won’t Feel A Thing

(St. Cross 01)
by

C.F. White

It takes more than a doctor to mend a broken heart.

Ollie Warne is fresh out of nursing school and working his dream job as a pediatric cardiology nurse at St. Cross Children’s Hospital. Wanting to start the year fresh from personal heartache and his track record of falling for the wrong man, Ollie’s New Year’s resolution is to rid himself of emotional baggage and live a life of carefree liaisons.

But before the resolution can even begin, Ollie is called to care for eight-year-old Daisy Monroe, who’s struggling after heart surgery. Her father, Jacob Monroe, never leaves her side, apart from the times her mother comes to visit.

The tempestuous and somewhat estranged relationship of her parents is cause for concern enough, but the father’s brooding nature has Ollie investing far more time than usual in his Room One patient. Striking up a friendship of sneaking takeaways into the ward, card playing until dawn and the occasional breaking up of domestic fights, Ollie finds himself drawn to Jacob and becomes a friendly ear for the man who’s harboring more guilt and past demons than even Ollie, which is saying something.

The growing attraction makes it hard for Ollie to keep his distance, though he has to—not only do the ethics of his profession demand it, but Ollie is still somewhat involved with another man. One who has a huge stake in Ollie’s life, both personal and professional.

Ollie is risking more than just his job by getting involved with a patient’s father—much more even than the success of his New Year’s resolution, something that was supposed to ensure that, this time, he won’t feel a thing.

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Serving Him by L.M. Somerton

Title: Serving Him

Series: The Retreat 01

Author: L.M. Somerton

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novella (151pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (24th July 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.75 Hearts

Blurb: An escape from the real world can only ever be temporary.

Rowan Stanton knows he is submissive. He loves to look after people but the country hotel he works at can’t quite fulfill his need to serve. When he succeeds at getting a new role as houseboy at The Retreat, an exclusive BDSM hideaway in the New Forest, he believes it’s his dream job. Inexperienced in many ways, he soon realizes he’s not as prepared as he thought for the demands placed upon him.

Lorcan Wilder is young, rich and successful. He’s also haunted by nightmares and has sacrificed a decade to his business. Selling it gives him the freedom to explore his Dominant side and four weeks at The Retreat are the start of a new life. He doesn’t expect the young submissive employed to serve him will have such a profound effect on him. Exploring and pushing Rowan’s boundaries is exactly what Lorcan needs to separate himself from his past.

Lorcan makes full use of The Retreat’s facilities, from the genuine dungeon to the secret toys concealed in every room. He rediscovers his energy for life and gradually re-engages with the world. However, his efforts to compartmentalize the past ultimately fail and he comes to realize what he’s always known—that true submissives have an inner strength he can only envy.

By the end of his stay, Lorcan can’t let Rowan go, though he thinks he must. What will convince him that he’s allowed a happy ever after, and will he find the courage to accept it?

ISBN: 978-1-78651-678-7

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Rowan gets his dream job at an exclusive BDSM retreat where he is able to put his submissive side to good use helping dominants. Lorcan decides on a long retreat after selling his business.

When Rowan and Lorcan meet the pages do not seem big enough to contain the sparks and passion between these two as they get to know each other better.

I liked the atmosphere of the story and the struggles that the characters are going through as they traverse their new lives. The actual retreat was breathtaking and very isolated. I did notice that this series seems similar to Tales From the edge which was a great series.

Overall this story was a beautiful start to the series. Awesome read.

Serving Him by L.M. Somerton Release Blast, Excerpt & Review!

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Serving Him

(The Retreat 01)
by

L.M. Somerton

An escape from the real world can only ever be temporary.

Rowan Stanton knows he is submissive. He loves to look after people but the country hotel he works at can’t quite fulfill his need to serve. When he succeeds at getting a new role as houseboy at The Retreat, an exclusive BDSM hideaway in the New Forest, he believes it’s his dream job. Inexperienced in many ways, he soon realizes he’s not as prepared as he thought for the demands placed upon him.

Lorcan Wilder is young, rich and successful. He’s also haunted by nightmares and has sacrificed a decade to his business. Selling it gives him the freedom to explore his Dominant side and four weeks at The Retreat are the start of a new life. He doesn’t expect the young submissive employed to serve him will have such a profound effect on him. Exploring and pushing Rowan’s boundaries is exactly what Lorcan needs to separate himself from his past.

Lorcan makes full use of The Retreat’s facilities, from the genuine dungeon to the secret toys concealed in every room. He rediscovers his energy for life and gradually re-engages with the world. However, his efforts to compartmentalize the past ultimately fail and he comes to realize what he’s always known—that true submissives have an inner strength he can only envy.

By the end of his stay, Lorcan can’t let Rowan go, though he thinks he must. What will convince him that he’s allowed a happy ever after, and will he find the courage to accept it?

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Mr. July by Bailey Bradford

Title: Mr. July

Series: Calendar Men o7

Author: Bailey Bradford

Genre: Humour, Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: There are enough skeletons in Felix’s closet to fill up an entire calendar.

Felix Apostolou is a rising star in the art world. His murals are quickly gaining him fame in the San Antonio art scene, and when he’s featured in the Calendar Men charity calendar, he’ll draw in even more attention. As it is, he’s getting commission offers faster than he can process them.

He takes on one mural that holds special meaning for him—one for Ezra Harrington, owner of Quantum, Inc., and close friend to the injured original photographer of the Calendar Men shoot.

What Felix didn’t count on was meeting a man who turned his world around and brought something other than art to focus for him. Tse Soto is intriguing, passionate, and open in ways Felix quickly comes to appreciate.

But Felix’s past isn’t what he believed it to be, and what he learns about it could be more than he can handle.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-672-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Felix and Tse were great characters. I loved these two men together. Their strengths and weaknesses added a delightful spin on the story as it progressed. Felix’s past comes back to haunt him and Tse is there to help along the way.

The mystery aspect of the story was well written and intriguing to read as it unfolded. I have enjoyed this series about hunky guys in calendar shoot where things do not go as planned and sometimes dangerous situations arise. It was interesting as how each man handled said situations.

Fantastic read.

Blood Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Blood Dance

Series: Alien Blood Wars 01

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (287 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (February 13, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

A thousand years ago, Alex captained an alien ship that crashed on Earth. Stranded, he has tried to keep his men together while forging a new life. He’s locked into a never-ending war with mutinous crewmembers that makes unsuspecting humans collateral damage. That humans mistake them as vampires is all to the good. Humans are still not ready to learn aliens live among them. Alex has finally found some peace running a private club, but the memories of a human, loved and lost, keeps him alone.Quinn Cooper was kicked out of his family when he came out as gay. Having travelled to Boston, he takes a job in Alex’s club. His boss and the men around him are large, scary and hard to ignore—as is his instant attraction to Alex. Becoming involved with the boss is always tricky. There’s something about Alex, however, that’s too sexy and compelling to ignore.

Knowing that seducing the vulnerable and virginal Quinn is a bad idea, Alex tries to keep his distance. He’s also trying to protect the boy and everyone else when the traitorous crew once more stirs up trouble. Alex’s and Quinn’s growing attraction leads Quinn closer to the frightening truth of whose bed he shares, while putting him in unfathomable harm’s way. Alex has to find a path forward to end the alien war for good or risk losing another love.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-663-3

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Aliens have landed on Earth over a thousand years ago and were the ones that created the fable of vampires. Stronger, faster, and of course the drinking of blood is just a bit of what the guys have going for them. I should say they crashed instead of just landed on it, but then again newbies shouldn’t be trusted with something so very much needed as navigation. Alex and his men were now stuck on this blasted planet and needed to work around it. To bad half his crew didn’t agree and seperated. So you have a group that is good and a group that is bad, so very overused I would say.

Quinn had finally came out to his parents and what did his honesty get him, a boot out of his home. He needed food, a place to stay so being a gogo dancer is looking better each time he thinks about it. All looks good till the owner decides he wants him. Which puts him into the site of well you can guess.

First off this book was just way to long to stick with it. To much added story that was not needed. The characters were hard to connect with, well with the exception of our Quinn and Mackie. It starts off like you are in the middle of the story instead of the beginning which didn’t really do it any favor. It took longer to get involved into the story and by the ending I had been wishing I stopped reading. The book was pretty much like so many others out there that there was no fresh idea to it. Aliens who are pretty much vampires who crashed landed in Romania and well it just didn’t work for me.

Then there was the whole hive way of thinking and being led by a queen, no thanks just sounded like a bunch of worker bees. Now the story did have a good plot going on, and the world was different, but it bombed on me with all the extra added crap put into it. I think had it started out a bit different and not coming into feeling like I came into the middle would have been a better deal.

So for this book and possibly the rest of the series, it is not for me. However I will wait to see if book two gets better before totally giving in. Less of the dark tone and more fun is needed.

Fireworks and Stolen Kisses by Angel Martinez and Freddy MacKay

Title: Fireworks and Stolen Kisses

Series: Lijun 01

Author: Angel Martinez and Freddy Martinez

Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (243pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (26th June 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: No. Eating. Pixies.

At the annual Global Lijun Alliance conference in Tokyo, Tally Bastille makes the first impulsive decision of his life. Others perceive his uktena—the enormous legendary serpent that’s his dual-spirit—as a threat, which makes him all too aware that he frightens fellow lijun. But an encounter with a passionate, obviously not-straight otter lijun one evening convinces Tally that he’s found his Em’halafi, his destined match. Tally is determined to barrel through all obstacles to make the match happen, including the otter’s conservative, traditional family.

Trained as a Satislit—a bride-son—Haru Tanaka chafes at the strict boundaries set around their life. They rebel against their clan’s constant attempts to force an arranged match and wish desperately for someone who will love them. At the conference, Haru is horrified to learn their family has accepted an offer for them, one too lucrative for the clan to refuse. Not only has the Urusar sold Haru to a stranger, but the lijun is also a giant snake and one who believes in the tired old superstitions regarding Em’halafi. Threatened with banishment if they refuse, Haru has no choice but to marry the wealthy American serpent.

Back in Tally’s home in Wisconsin, Haru and Tally must navigate both the widening gulf between them as they realize how much they’ve misunderstood about each other, and the tricky politics of the lijun clan Tally leads. Murder, intrigue and increasing hostility threaten to tear apart the little town of Wadiswan and the arranged marriage they’ve barely managed to begin.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-670-1

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really wanted to love this story by the time I finished it. I mean there’s romance?, suspense, murder a whole cast of characters that added depth to the story. However, it Haru’s attitude toward Tally that made me take a step back. I know it’s an arranged marriage but if Haru didn’t want it why didn’t he say anything before the wedding? Instead all he does is complain and basically put Tally down after the wedding night. That really made me angry on Tally’s behalf.

I loved the culture throughout the story. It was fascinating to read about the traditions. Tally was sweet and caring and I so wanted him to be happy. Aside from Haru’s attitude problem I really enjoyed everything else about the book.

I was happy to follow Tally around as he traversed through a world where his mate doesn’t want him at first only to be confounded when murder enters the picture. I felt really bad for Tally in the situation he found himself in.

All the different characters were exciting to read about and what role they each played to bring this story to life.

Great read.

Fireworks and Stolen Kisses by Angel Martinez & Freddy MacKay Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Fireworks and Stolen Kisses

(Lijun 01)
by

Angel Martinez & Freddy MacKay

No. Eating. Pixies.

At the annual Global Lijun Alliance conference in Tokyo, Tally Bastille makes the first impulsive decision of his life. Others perceive his uktena—the enormous legendary serpent that’s his dual-spirit—as a threat, which makes him all too aware that he frightens fellow lijun. But an encounter with a passionate, obviously not-straight otter lijun one evening convinces Tally that he’s found his Em’halafi, his destined match. Tally is determined to barrel through all obstacles to make the match happen, including the otter’s conservative, traditional family.

Trained as a Satislit—a bride-son—Haru Tanaka chafes at the strict boundaries set around their life. They rebel against their clan’s constant attempts to force an arranged match and wish desperately for someone who will love them. At the conference, Haru is horrified to learn their family has accepted an offer for them, one too lucrative for the clan to refuse. Not only has the Urusar sold Haru to a stranger, but the lijun is also a giant snake and one who believes in the tired old superstitions regarding Em’halafi. Threatened with banishment if they refuse, Haru has no choice but to marry the wealthy American serpent.

Back in Tally’s home in Wisconsin, Haru and Tally must navigate both the widening gulf between them as they realize how much they’ve misunderstood about each other, and the tricky politics of the lijun clan Tally leads. Murder, intrigue and increasing hostility threaten to tear apart the little town of Wadiswan and the arranged marriage they’ve barely managed to begin.

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