Iggy’s Gargoyle by Jo Penn

Title: Iggy’s Gargoyle

Series: Milson Valley 15

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (105pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (21st Januasry 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Berk Surkov hadn’t wanted to move to Milson Valley. He loved Prague. It was his home.

And he wasn’t a fan of change. He liked to take his time, think things through, and fly helicopters. They said he’d get used to it, he disagreed. He had to admit Milson Valley had some good points though, like his mate, Ignacio Hebert.

Iggy hadn’t been to a ball before, but he was happy to go along, chat, and give away copies of his e-books, especially as it was for a good cause. He didn’t expect to meet a hot gargoyle with unusual eyes, adorable curls, and a brooding attitude, but Iggy happily accepted his mate!

He could see Berk needed time to get used to the idea they were mates, and to Iggy’s chatter, so Iggy would wait until Berk was ready. Unfortunately Iggy may not have the opportunity to win his gargoyle over for soon after they meet, he is attacked.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-618-1

Product Link: Siren-Book Strand

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Iggy, a paranormal gay romance writer, meets Berk, a gargoyle at a charity event he’s invited to attend by Urian Starters. Iggy is a likable guy and enjoys talking to everyone he’s also adventurous. Berk gets into trouble at times with his stunts so the two were well matched. A fae tries to hurt Iggy at the request of a group but Noel is just a teenager with a unique ability that has no where to turn when the group threatens him to do their bidding.

I liked the story but wanted more information about Noel and what exactly happened to him. Iggy and Berk were likable characters that I enjoyed reading about.

Good read.

His First Family by Victoria Sue

Title: His First Family

Series: His First

Author: Victoria Sue

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (172pgs)

Publisher: Victoria Sue (January 21, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Thrown out and thrown away.

Lorne Austen—on the very day his alpha’s youngest children were fifteen—was told to pack his bags and leave the only real home he had ever known. Heartbroken and alone he takes shelter from the snowstorm with other stranded travelers, miles away from the family he had always considered his.

Doctor Jonathan Owens has personal reasons for never wanting to mate an omega, but all his good intentions are tested to the limit when he meets Lorne. After spending the night together he is devastated to find Lorne has vanished without a trace.

Soon enough, Lorne discovers the impossible has happened and he is pregnant. But the law says unmated omegas cannot keep the babies they give birth to. Eventually, realizing something is badly wrong with his pregnancy, he goes to the clinic and comes face to face with Jonathan again.

All Lorne has wanted is a family he won’t lose. Jonathan has spent years making sure he never needed one. Faced with the real danger that the babies won’t even survive long enough to be born, can these two find love and the strength they need in each other or will their differences always pull them apart?

ISBN: B07N16H845

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I absolutely loved this story about Johnathan and Lorne. Lorne’s situation broke my heart yet at the same time I had hope for these two. I realize Lorne was leery of trusting anyone but he should have asked Johnathan about certain things instead of just believing a conniving woman’s word.

These two struggle with a dangerous pregnancy as well as those who would cause trouble between them. Still it was a wonderful story of hope and love in a world where doubts are prevalent. I do want to know more about Cal and Shay and how their lives turn out considering their situations.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

The Darkling’s Kiss: Part Three: On a Nightmare’s Wing by Charlie Richards

Title: The Darkling’s Kiss: Part Three: On a Nightmare’s Wing

Series: The Daemon’s Descendants 03

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (105pgs)

Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.

He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?

Warnings: This is part three of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. It is highly recommended that the parts be read in order. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only.

ISBN: B07MC4RV3V

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is part three and the continuation of the Darkling’s Kiss. Philippe and Kaylelle both suffer multiple injuries due to different battles in their quest to find the Dwarves blade and the culprit who wants a war between the elves and Dwarves.

While I truly enjoyed the adventure, action and danger of the story I was disappointed that it ends with Philippe accepting an assignment from the council in tracking down the main culprit who got away.

I assume there will be another book as this story is unresolved. Aside from that it was a fantastic edge of your seat journey with plenty of passion to go around.

Fantastic read and addition to the series.

The Darkling’s Kiss: Part Two: The Daemon Unleashed by Charlie Richards

Title: The Darkling’s Kiss Part Two: The Daemon Unleashed

Series: The Daemon’s Descendants 02

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (109pgs)

Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.

He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?

Warnings: This is part two of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. It is highly recommended that the parts be read in order. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only.

ISBN: B07MC4TLJD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Philippe runs into trouble in Croo and has a piece of his soul taken. In the aftermath he struggles to reign in his daemonic half without his angel half. It seems that whoever wants a war is trying to make sure Philippe is taken out of the investigation. With Kaylelle’s help Philippe finds some measure of control as the continue their investigation of the missing blade and the culprit wizard trying to start a war.

I loved this story. Adventure and mystery surround Philippe and Kaylelle as the two grow closer. I like the way the investigation is coming together as the pieces are aligning slowly pointing to whoever is behind everything.

Fantastic addition.

Ithani by J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth - Ithani Cover sTitle: Ithani

Series: The Oberon Cycle 03

Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (290pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 19, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Time is running out.

After saving the world twice, Xander, Jameson and friends plunge headlong into a new crisis. The ithani—the aliens who broke the world—have reawakened from their hundred millennia-long slumber. When Xander and Jameson disappear in a flash, an already fractured world is thrown into chaos.

The ithani plans, laid a hundred thousand years before, are finally coming to pass, and they threaten all life on Erro. Venin and Alix go on a desperate search for their missing and find more than they bargained for. And Quince, Robin and Jessa discover a secret as old as the skythane themselves.

Will alien technology, unexpected help from the distant past, destiny and some good old-fashioned firepower be enough to defeat an enemy with the ability to split a world? The final battle of the epic science fiction adventure that began in Skythane will decide the fate of lander and skythane alike. And in the north, the ithani rise….

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-111-5

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: In this exciting conclusion Jameson and Xander head to a place where someone helps them in their quest to stop the events from unfolding and destroying the world. At the same time their friends go on their own journeys to help stop the takeover for good. Each discover secrets that help unravel the mystery of the first humans, Nimfeach, Ithani and Skythane.

I was in awe of well this story was told and brought to life with each page. The details were amazing and made me feel as though I was there witnessing everything that was and will come to pass. The leader of the Ithani was a ruthless leader with plans in the making that only helped himself and enslaved others.

I loved the information of how everything was started so long ago. The Nimfeach were truly done wrong by Jirron and the Ithani. My heart went out to them and everything they had gone through.

The ending was a fascinating and dangerous mission to put a stop to Jirron and his plans once and for all.

Amazing read and highly recommended.

Snow Kisses For My Omega by C.W. Gray *Dual Review*

C.W. Gray - Snow Kisses For My Omega CoverTitle: Snowy Kisses For My Omega

Series: Hobson Hills Omegas 02

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Holiday

Length: Novel (189 Pages)

Publisher: C.W. Gray (December 5, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts (Combined)

Blurb: Greyson Bishop is a hot mess. He’s pregnant, and his alpha dumped him. His boss is stealing his work and claiming it as his own. His roommate is abusive, and his landlord just gave him a week to move out. Most importantly, he’s in love with a man that’s way out of his league. He needs to get his shit together so he can be a good father and maybe, just maybe, catch the alpha of his dreams.

Harper Wilson has his shit together, but desperately wants the omega he’s fallen in love with. Grey knows Harper is a demisexual and accepts him, lock, stock, and barrel. All he needs to do is figure out how to get his omega out of Florida and into Harper’s home in Maine.

The two men are meant for each other, but vile exes and lying bosses do their best to ruin the happily-ever-after Grey and Harper deserve.

ISBN: B07L5BDCCS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Greyson is a pregnant omega who had lost his alpha. His alpha had decided he didn’t want Grey any longer nor did he want the baby. He works a job he loves but is about to get evicted from his home, because an asshat doesn’t like pregnant omegas with no alpha’s in sight. To top it off someone is stealing his work and his roommate was an abusive jackal. He wants to trust his best friend with his baby news, but hell he hasn’t even told his abuela. Too bad he forgot that he left his computer part on, Harper found out.

Harper has wanted Greyson with all of his heart. When he found out what was going on with Greyson and the fact that he was pregnant, well lets just say the family is going to help. First he had to figure out how to Greyson to move to Maine.

Then there is a jealous omega who is nuttier than all hell out to get Harper back. Plus someone out to kill Greyson.

Action packed, excitement overload, sexy times, and pets out of your ears is what you get in this story and so much more. My attention had been caught from the start and kept all the way to the end. Now I was actually quite surprised, because there are very few stories like this that I truly like. I am not a fan of alpha and omega stories with mpreg, where there is no actual shifting. It usually comes off bizarre to say the least. However I found that I liked this quite a bit.

It does have it little problems but they are not truly noticable. I would have liked the first part of the story defining a bit more on who they are and how they met. A little bit more back ground was needed but not so much. I still found myself enjoying the guys quite a bit. It flowed quite evenly and the pace was pretty good . I would love to get my hands on the next book.

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Harper and Grey seem to be pulled apart around every turn they attempt to make with each other. Grey had it the worst though. But eventually the achieve their happy ever after.

I liked the story. It was sweet and cute between Harper and Grey when they were together. I was cheering for them throughout the story.

Good read.

Siege Weapons by Harry F. Rey

Harry F. Rey - Siege Weapons Cover sTitle: Siege Weapons

Series: The Galactic Captains 01

Author: Harry F. Rey

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Length: Novella (143pgs)

Publisher: Nine Star Press (September 24, 2018)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Captain Ales is a lonely smuggler at the galaxy’s Outer Verge, and the last of his people. He’s been trying to move on from a life of drugs and meaningless sex, but finding love in this forgotten corner of the galaxy is difficult.

When he’s sent on a mysterious smuggling mission to a world under siege, he’s enticed by promises of the domination he craves. But soon Ales finds himself entwined in a galactic power struggle that could cost him everything.

ISBN: 978-1-949340-77-8

Product Link: NineStar | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Ales is a smuggler, the only one of his home world left after invading forces destroyed the entire planet. He is sent to a planet on the brink of war with a cargo to deliver. Though I understood what was going on up to this point his interactions with Turo confused me. His sudden about face to agree to do whatever Turo wanted was baffling. Yes I understood him wanting to save Jansan but at what cost?

Turo confused me as I was honestly not sure exactly what he was fighting for. Maybe it’s just me though. There is a lot of sex but the scene with Turo and Ales being tied up left me disturbed.

Freedom always comes at a price as someones idea of freedom may not be someone elses. I liked the conflict and the battles. The descriptions were amazing.

Good read.

Questioning Quain by Amber Kell

Amber Kell - Questioning Quain CoverTitle: Questioning Quain

Series: Moon Pack 17

Author: Amber Kell

Genre: Fantasy. Paranormal

Length: Novella (159pgs)

Publisher: Amber Kell (November 20, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75

Blurb: In a the race to warn the snow cougars, Peter Woods and Quain Ilves use Peter’s newly renovated car to reach the mountain lions before the wizards get there first. Along the way, Quain learns all about the warmhearted man he’s been bound to and the increasing importance of pack and family.

Peter Woods, mechanic and mate to seer Quain Ilves, wouldn’t change a single hair on his beloved. However, certain situations make it perilous for Quain to keep up his visions, and Peter worries over his mate’s sanity in these tumultuous times.

The clock is ticking while they compete with the magic wielders to save as many shifters as possible. Will they succeed, or will the wizards get their hands on other shifters to experiment with?

ISBN: B07KRNYQWC

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved reading about Quain and Peter as they head out on their journey to warn others of impending dangers. Adventurous and tense at times this story adds to the series. However, I felt at a loss at it’s abrupt end with no resolution.

I am looking forward to the next book to see what happens next with Quain and Peter.

Good read.

Ithani by J. Scott Coatsworth Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

J. Scott Coatsworth - Ithani Banner

Hi guys! We have J. Scott Coatsworth popping in today with his new release Ithani, we have a great exclusive excerpt, a brilliant giveaway where 10 ecopies of The Stark Divide are up for grabs and a $50 Amazon GC, we also have Shorty’s review so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

J. Scott Coatsworth - Ithani Cover

Ithani

(Oberon Cycle 03)
by

J. Scott Coatsworth

Time is running out.

After saving the world twice, Xander, Jameson and friends plunge headlong into a new crisis. The ithani–the aliens who broke the world–have reawakened from their hundred millennia-long slumber. When Xander and Jameson disappear in a flash, an already fractured world is thrown into chaos.

The ithani plans, laid a hundred thousand years before, are finally coming to pass, and they threaten all life on Erro. Venin and Alix go on a desperate search for their missing and find more than they bargained for. And Quince, Robin and Jessa discover a secret as old as the skythane themselves.

Will alien technology, unexpected help from the distant past, destiny and some good old-fashioned firepower be enough to defeat an enemy with the power to split a world? The final battle of the epic science fiction adventure that began in Skythane will decide the fate of lander and skythane alike. And in the north, the ithani rise….

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Right to Bare Fangs by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Right to Bare Fangs CoverTitle: Right to Bare Fangs

Series: Spirit of Sage 16

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Paranormal, Menage

Length: Novella (80pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (3rd January 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Mags is on the run, and returns to Sage fleeing a hitman and a stalker, after stealing crucial information from Flashpoint. In the middle of a volatile political situation involving the president himself, Mags finds his mates, prison guard Chad, and President Sheldon’s personal bodyguard, Austin. With a bullseye on his back, Mags, a drag queen and singing sensation, is terrified that he’s put his friends and mates in danger. He’s not wrong. Flashpoint are determined to eradicate shifter rights, and will stop at nothing to achieve their endgame…the destruction of Sage, the epicenter of the entire shifter movement. Flashpoint look set to win the battle, and have their people in place, at the highest levels of power. Sage is ready for them, and has already evacuated ahead of the storm. Now it’s time to exercise their rights…to bare fangs.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-573-3

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

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Intense and brazen Flashpoint is at it again with the endorsement of certain high ranking members of the us government. It seems Sage can not catch a break and this time it looks as though Sage will be no more after the dust settles. Mags meets his mates Chad and Austin who are both badass. But they meet during a crisis so each do what they can to support the other.

I love this series and all the others connected to it. It’s a wonderfully written saga that has love, despair, action, suspense, secrets, love and the determination of people who will fight for their right to live and defend themselves against those that would see them dead for no other reason than who they are.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

The Darkling’s Kiss: Part One: The Quest by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - The Darklings Kiss The Quest CoverTitle: The Darkling’s Kiss: Part One: The Quest

Series: The Daemon’s Descendents 01

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (118pgs)

Publisher: Gargoyle Expressions, Inc. (January 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For decades Philippe has lived the life of a thief, keeping apart from society. He steals items for customers…for a fee, of course, which has earned him wealth enough for several lifetimes. Due to his mixed heritage, a volatile mixture of human, angel, and daemon blood—a creature called a darkling—his job is his solace. After a disastrous encounter with a wizard, Philippe has a choice to make—live the rest of his life on the run or commit to a single task to gain a clean slate. Either way, his thieving days are over. Philippe accepts the Council of Wizard’s terms.

He finds himself traveling with Kalylle, a wizard of the second order. Their task is to clear up a disagreement between the dwarf and elven nations, as a war between their peoples would tear Fidelia apart. To Philippe’s surprise, he discovers an unexpected kinship with Kalylle—an attraction that offers both danger to their mission and hope for a future. Except as they run up against one obstacle after another, it becomes clear that a third party is involved, someone with powerful magical resources. Can Philippe overcome the urges of his daemonic heritage so he can complete his quest with Kalylle, or will the machinations of rogue wizards cause him to lose himself to the daemon living inside him?

Reader Advisory: The Prologue of this tale was offered as a free read in 2014 during the GRNW Conference. Finally available, here’s the rest of the story…

Warnings: This is part one of a three-part epic fantasy adventure. This story includes wizards, magic, men learning to have a sense of humor while overcoming dark elements, and a HFN ending. There are erotic m/m scenes suitable for adults only. .

ISBN: B07MJBVSDS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story about Philippe and Kalylle. Philippe is a Darkling, part angel, daemon and human. He struggles to control his daemon urges on a daily basis. To satisfy the daemon part he turns to stealing. This is where he is caught by wizards and tasked to help stop a war between elves and dwarves.

Kalylle is the wizard tasked with finding a way to stop the war on the horizon with Philippe’s help. They start their investigation with the dwarves and find the reason for the threat of war is a sacred blade being taken when the elves last visited them.

Though this story is not complete it was good beginning. However I would like to know exactly what the wizards told Philippe as we are never told this. Other than it was a fantastic read with two men slowly getting to know one another while danger lurks around every corner and several attempts are made on their lives.

Ancient Whispers by Sammi Cee

Sammi Cee - Ancient Whispers CoverTitle: Ancient Whispers

Series: Humanity Lost 01

Author: Sammi Cee

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (128pgs)

Publisher: Sammi Cee (November 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Denny Langer feels like a man without options. Pretty sure that his uncle is exporting something far worse than drugs, but with no one else to turn to, he’s ready to either sacrifice his soul or end his life as he knows it.

Azorarth is the fallen angel appointed to guide Denny toward the right path. After centuries of it being paranormal law to hide his true identity, he’s conflicted when he meets Denny and senses that he is his suflet mwenza, or soul-mate.

Will Azorarth go against the laws of his realm to reveal his true nature to Denny and save his life, as well as countless others, or will he ignore the voice of the Ancient One and stay hidden?

Is humanity really lost or will salvation come one paranormal/human HEA at a time?

*This is intended for ages 18+

ISBN: B07JZSRBS1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet story about two men who struggle with different aspects of their lives.

I loved how Az was so patient and tender with Danny. It broke my heart the things these two went through at times. The actual history of why supernaturals were created was fascinating and intrigued me.

Though this story seemed way to short it still had enough to satisfy me with the plot and the characters details. I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading the next in the series.

Great read.

Angels of the Deep by Kirby Crow

Kirby Crow - Angels of the Deep CoverTitle: Angels of the Deep (2nd Edition)

Author: Kirby Crow

Genre: Occult, Paranormal

Length: Novel (308pgs)

Publisher: Bonecamp (January 10, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: [Winner of the EPIC Award – Best Horror]
2015 REVISED EDITION

Becket Merriday is a tortured soul: abandoned at birth, abused, haunted by strange memories of a life he never lived, and marked by an uncanny ability to see into the minds of killers.

After a harrowing stint in the FBI, Beck marries and tries to make a new life for himself as a small-town police chief, but the wounds of his past refuse to heal. He can’t sleep, he drinks too much, and his wife leaves him for having an affair with a male officer. When a string of beautiful young men turn up brutally murdered in town, it feels like his bloody history at the FBI has come back to stalk him.

It isn’t until Beck begins having visions of the killer that he turns to Sean Logan—the man named in his divorce—for help, because strangely, only Sean seems to understand what’s happening to him.

*Author has chosen to warn for violent content and disturbing themes.

Warning: This story contains rape, non con and violent scenes from the killer. 

ISBN: B00S39OA1U

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Wow, just wow. This story has so much going on. You have Beckett who is a tortured soul trying to overcome what happened to him as a child at the hands of a someone he should have been able to trust. Not to mention his falling out with his wife as he is actually gay but fighting it. Sean, a member on the police force is the one he wants but pushes away.

Then there is the mysterious deaths of young men happening and Beckett being forced to use his FBI skills to figure out who the culprit is. But there is so much more going on than mere humans being murdered. There is another level to the story that takes it further as angels, nephilim and a killer who is not what he seems.

I loved this story minus the non con m/f scene as I’m an m/m reader. Beckett’s true identity was mind blowing but then again I knew there was something more to him but did not know what exactly. The past history of the angels and the fallen was fascinating as was the result that happened when god punished them.

I loved the story and was immersed immediately into a fantastic read that took my breath away.

No Longer an Outsider by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - No Longer an Outsider CoverTitle: No Longer an Outsider

Series: Alpha Wars 04

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (89pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (8th December 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Nate Smith is a wild omega. A tormented past changed the course of his life forever, making him less than human, with almost no control and a fear of being touched. Had he not been taken in by the Greywolf pack, he would most definitely be dead by now. His lust for an alpha wolf Orion eats at him. After suffering his trauma, Nate was left with a fear of being penetrated, and alphas want to dominate by their very nature.

Orion has always felt protective of Nate, even though the former human made a habit of being alone. It’s difficult for an alpha when his mate refuses his touch and can’t control his wolf. Orion knows he can cure Nate’s wild wolf if he would just let Orion in.

But if Orion pushes it, he will chase his mate away from him, and if he does nothing, he risks losing Nate to his feral instincts.

ISBN: 978–1-64010-831-8

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

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Because of what happened to Nate he has been fighting with his nature regarding Alpha wolf Orion. Orion takes this slow and steady. Giving Nate the time he needs. I liked this story and thought the interactions between Nate and Orion were sweet and considerate.

Orin also shows up in this story with a mate but disappears shortly after. We find out there was more going on with him that we did not know.

Entertaining and interesting. Good read.

Ghost Wolf by Hurri Cosmo

Hurri Cosmo - Ghost Wolf CoverTitle: Ghost Wolf

Author: Hurri Cosmo

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (390pgs)

Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing (January 17, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Hi, my name is Trevor. I’m a wolf shifter.

I say that like I know what I’m talking about. I don’t. I was simply running off a ton of steam one day when I was around eleven and bam! Okay, not quite that easy or fast but it happened when I was young and stupid. I’m also gay. I say that like I know what I’m talking about with that too. I simply don’t.

I’m grown up now and living in the big city which has me too busy to much care about either one of those things. I get out and run my wolf when I can, trying like hell to stay out of the local pack’s territories. Belonging to a “family” just sounds like too much work, and honestly I don’t have time for such things. Besides, I was told when I was young the color of my wolf was all wrong. Too silver…or something. Metallic. I kinda thought it looked cool in the full moon. “Pack Alpha would kill ya soon as look at ya.” My grandpa used to say. Course he wasn’t my real grandpa. Just an old man who lived down the street, but he was a shifter too and I thought he knew it all. He probably knew diddly either, but a guy can’t be too careful. And romance? Way off the radar.

Only now someone has started killing wolves. Started leaving broken bodies lined up in a nice little row next to the high school in my home town and it’s got me to thinking. If a shifter is killed in his or her wolf state, do they stay that way? Were these dead wolves like me? The hell of it all is this: being a shifter isn’t common knowledge. It bothers me enough that now I want to find out more. See if there’s anything I can do. Kind of like a super hero.

Oh yeah. Probably forgot to tell you this too. I can turn invisible.

Yep, Ghost Wolf to the rescue.

ISBN: 978-1-946379-66-5

Product Link: Painted Hearts Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Trevor is a wolf shifter with absolutely no clue as to what that means or what he can do. He was adopted so has no one to show him the ropes. He meets an old man who becomes a friend. This man is a shifter but really doesn’t help Trevor besides telling him stories. When he passes he leaves Trevor a ring that can make him invisible but leaves no instructions on how to use said ring or whatever else it can do.

Trevor Meets Ryan, the leader of a pack and his mate but things get complicated as there is someone who wants Trevor as well. All in all it was a pretty good read with some things that I didn’t get. Trevor’s character seemed a little naive to me.

I liked all the twists and turns throughout the story that had me going WTH. Though it did have it’s funny moments I felt I would have liked more action than the funny parts.

Great read.

Saddle Up by A.M. Arthur

A.M. Arthur - Saddle Up CoverTitle: Saddle Up

Series: Clean Slate Ranch 03

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel (224 pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (September 17, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Reyes Caldero keeps his past buried deep and his emotions buried deeper. But what he doesn’t say he always makes up for with his actions. When the hot chef he once saved from an abusive ex turns up at Clean Slate Ranch, the quiet cowboy is happy to act on their sizzling chemistry, even if he’s not ready to share his secrets—or his heart.

Miles Arlington needs to get the hell out of San Francisco, and heading north for a job near Clean Slate Ranch seems like just the thing. It doesn’t hurt that his secret crush slash onetime rescuer happens to work at the ranch. Miles has never been one for the outdoors, but the superhot Reyes has him ready to saddle up.

Reyes is happy to keep things casual, even though his heart has other ideas. And when Miles is forced to confront his past again, Reyes and Miles will have to put all their trust in each other if they want any chance at building a future together.

ISBN: 9781488097157

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet romance about Reyes and Miles. These two men have tragic pasts they are both trying to deal with. Reyes is an ex firefighter that had something bad happen on the job. While Miles is trying to get away from his crazy ex.

Despite the way they met, Reyes saves Miles they both have a mutual attraction to each other. What I liked most was these two took things slow. They got to know one another and were there for the other when they needed it most.

Sweet, tender and romantic are words that come to mind with these two. For all the drama they have been put through they eventually are ready to saddle up for a new relationship with each other.

Great read.

Dragon Trees by Hollis Shiloh

Hollis Shiloh - Dragon Trees CoverTitle: Dragon Trees

Author: Hollis Shiloh

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Short (21pgs)

Publisher: Hollis Shiloh (December 10, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Ulric is a dragon investigator. Peter is a troublesome merchant. Or possibly…more than that.

ISBN: B07L8YZHM2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A cute short story where a dragon investigator, Ulric, and a merchant, Peter discuss’ a dragon who eats trees but destroys nothing else.

I found it cute that you could tell these two men had feelings for each other. Even though Ulric informs the king somewhat of what he discovered Peter still wanted to be with him.

Great read.

Chained at the Hip by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - Chained at the Hip CoverTitle: Chained at the Hip

Series: Alpha Wars 02

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (88 pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (17th November 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Owen Wilson (yes, just like the actor, don’t mention it) has spent the last six months of his

life in a vampire blood farm. He’s on the verge of giving up until rescue comes from an unlikely source: Alpha werewolves.

Great, not only do vampires exist, but werewolves, too? Though he can’t complain, they are rescuing him, and one of them heats Owen’s blood in a way he never would have thought possible.

Hugh Greywolf was just doing a routine take down of a vampire farm with the rest of his pack. He never in a million years would have thought he’d find his mate in that horrifying place. Owen is skinny and malnourished, but Hugh needs to make the claim. Enjoying their mating might come to an end when the vampires track down their stolen cattle, and when they come for Owen, Hugh might be too late to keep them from bleeding Owen dry for good.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-777-9

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

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story starts with Hugh and Fergus already at a vampire farm. How they got there I have no idea. This question plagued me all throughout the book as I felt I missed something. Owen has been in the vampires clutches for ix months and is practically dead on his feet.

Sparks fly when these two meet. Hugh takes care of him and explains what is going on. Owen is happy to be with Hugh, then during a hunt Owen is almost killed by a vampire.

We are introduced to Trey, Owen’s friend. But still do not get a lot about the man.

It was an o.k. read.

The Summoner’s Path by Jessamyn Kingley

Jessamyn Kingley - The Summoner’s Path CoverTitle: The Summoner’s Path

Series: D’Vaire 10

Author: Jessamyn Kingley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (316pgs)

Publisher: Jessamyn Kingley (January 17, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Grand Summoner Dre’Kariston D’Vaire understands firsthand the brutal reality of war. Barely surviving a gruesome battle, he is one of the few remaining warlocks. After recovering from his wounds, he returns to the castle of his birth only to find his entire race annihilated. For centuries he disguises his power and appearance, refusing to be another victim. When he reunites with his twin, his life changes from barren to beautiful. For years he follows his brother’s example of scrying for his mate, but it is not until they join their power that Fate answers, leading him to Court Ethelin.

Prince Somerly Ethelindraconis is stunned as he races to an appointment and runs into a crowned sorcerer standing on his father’s land. His only parent hates magickind and keeps them far from home, but Somerly cannot deny the attractive man his name and number. King Ethelin has his son’s life planned out for him, and Somerly is willing to sacrifice his freedom to help his court—until he falls for Dre’Kariston. He is soon caught between the promises he’s made and what his heart desires. There’s no way to please everyone, and Somerly finds himself teetering on a precipice that forces him to decide where his future lies.

With infinite paths twisting ahead, Dre’Kariston and Somerly must follow the truth in their hearts to make the right choices if they wish to forge an enduring love. Fate brought them together, but will they run out of chances before it’s too late to save their matebond?

ISBN: B07MCPZX18

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Grand Summoner Dre’Kariston D’Vaire with the help of his twin finds out a name for his mate and where he is. On learning they have to travel to Court Ethelin and Prince Somerly. But alas this will not be an easy road for Dre’Kariston. With his familiar, Derwin so angry all the time, a dragon king who is an ass and only looking out for himself not to mention his mate has secrets that when revealed could tear the two apart it was a wonder that Dre’Kariston was sane as I would have been extremely angry at the way Somerly treated him.

I loved this story so much. There was drama, heartache, love and the support of the D’Vaire clan with every step of the story. The search still continues for a way to make Carvallius and his daughter (when they find her) pay for their crimes as well as new members that arrive and one is a surprise I never saw coming.

It’s best to read these amazing stories in order as they are connected and pick up where the last book leaves off so to speak. I love immersing myself in the D’Vaire series with it’s wide range of characters, attitudes, mystery, suspense and adventure.

Simply a brilliantly written story that holds your attention from start to finish with every book.

Fantastic addition as always and highly recommended. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

Audio Assault by Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams - Audio Assault CoverTitle: Audio Assault

Series: Codename: Winger 03

Author: Jeff Adams

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Teen Fiction

Length: Novel (190pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 27, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For teenage secret agent Theo Reese, summer break isn’t a time to relax. In addition to his duties for Tactical Operational Support, Theo’s got a school project and, more than anything, wants to spend time with his boyfriend, Eddie.

A family trip to New York City is the last thing Theo needs.

But a friend of Theo’s father is in need of the Reese family’s special skills. Oliver Glenwood heads a music empire, and his daughter, Sofia, is a rising pop star—one who’d drawn the attention of kidnappers.

During the investigation, Theo discovers the threat poses more danger than originally suspected. Someone has planted code in Glenwood Music’s songs that can steal information from any personal device—or play a tone that can rouse uncontrollable rage. The consequences will be disastrous if the infected songs are downloaded by the public. Preventing worldwide catastrophe becomes even more difficult when Eddie arrives in the city, hoping to spend some quality time with Theo.

No one ever said being a covert agent would be easy.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-675-7

Product Link: Harmony Ink | Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This was an amazing story with a twist I never saw coming.

Theo and his parents set out for New York to help a friend of his dad’s who is a talented songwriter among other things. Attempted kidnappings and unusual music manipulations lead Theo into a discovery that changes everything for him.

My heart went out to Theo as the story ended. I so loved the mystery, the investigation and the details in how the team discovers what is going on as well as how they stop the culprits from advancing any further. Great action scenes had me on the edge of my seat.

I love this series as we see how Theo interacts with others as well as how he adjusts when the call goes out for a mission. I do not want to give away anything about the book further than I already have.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.