Tarragon by Jo Tannah

Title: Tarragon

Series: Rise of the Symbionts 04

Author: Jo Tannah

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novella (160pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 12, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Embracing magic was only the first step.

Before Kallen, there was Tarragon. Oryon history sees him as the first and greatest of all technomage kings. What history has forgotten, however, is that he was also the very first to partner with a symbiont.

Tarragon altered the face of Oryon’s history when he fully embraced magic and emerged as the first ever technomage king.

At the age of eighteen, Tarragon became clan king by default. Seven years later, with the help of the scorned magicians, Tarragon defeated the Zaruthra and Caprici clans. Not only had he been almost unbeatable on the field of battle, but his political leadership and emerging talent as a mage were evidenced by the fact that his empire would live on for a long time, even after his death, through his children because of the infrastructure and policies he put in place. He took advantage of a more advanced technology but also showed brutality in the execution of his opposition’s leaders. Surrounded by deadly rivals that were intent on eradicating his family, as the last surviving heir, Tarragon, needed to learn how to control his magic and how to fight. Survival was not easy, and if it meant getting involved in a dangerous secret, so be it.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2458-9

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tarragon is a young man in the middle of a war that took his family in brutal ways. He’s determined not to end the same as his family did against his enemies. Along the way he discovers who and what he is.

I loved this story. It was intriguing reading about Tarragon and all that transpired to make him what he became. There are are many twists and turns as well as revelations that lend a greater understanding as the book progressed.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Familiar Demon by Amy lane

Title: Familiar Demon

Series: Familiar Love 02

Author: Amy Lane

Genre: Angels and Demons, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves, Shapeshifters

Length: Novel (241pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 12, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: For over a century, Edward Youngblood has been the logical one in a family of temperamental magical beings. But reason has not made him immune to passion, and Edward’s passion for Mullins, the family’s demon instructor, has only grown.

Mullins was lured into hell through desperation—and a fatal mistake. He’s done his best to hang onto his soul in the twisted realm of the underworld, and serving the Youngblood family when summoned has been his only joy. Edward concocts a plan to spring Mullins by collecting a series of items to perform an ancient ritual—an idea that terrifies Mullins. He can’t bear the thought of losing Edward and his brothers to a dangerous quest.

But every item in their collection is an adventure in brotherhood and magic, and as Mullins watches from the sidelines, he becomes more and more hopeful that they will succeed. When the time comes for Mullins to join the mission, can he find enough faith and hope to redeem himself and allow himself happiness in the arms of a man who would literally go to hell and back—and beyond—to have Mullins by his side?

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-186-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story about Mullins and Edward. The hunt for the items needed to set Mullins free was an adventure for me. I was rooting for Edward and Mullins even though Mullins had his doubts.

The different characters throughout added a colorful addition to the story as it progressed. Thoughts and feelings from the men gave the reader a deeper understanding of who they are. Overall this was a good addition to the series as we are taken further in by the series with new MC’s at the forefront.

Looking forward to seeing what happens next in the series.

Great read.

Escape to Paradise by Caitlin Ricci

Title: Escape to Paradise

Series: A Planet called Wish 04

Author: Caitlin Ricci

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 1, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: His attraction to men means Kalean is the black sheep of his wealthy and powerful family—but it won’t get him out of attending his brother’s pretentious wedding ceremony. Kalean doesn’t want to go, but if his parents insist, he has a stipulation: he’ll be there with a man on his arm.

On the pleasure planet, Wish, Kalean goes to a brothel to meet some potential escorts. But the man who captures his attention isn’t one of those on offer….

Descani is as surprised as anyone at Kalean’s attraction to him—and at his own interest in the young man. He’s even more perplexed as a bond begins forming between them.

But a murder rips apart Kalean’s family and redefines his role. He’ll be isolated on his cold and barren home world, far from the warm and colorful planet of Wish—and the arms of the man who’s coming to mean so much to him—unless he can find a way to escape the forces separating them.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-108-5

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Even though his family is well to do Kalean has no say in his life what so ever. He is demanded to attend his brother wedding so he also demands he be allowed to bring a male partner. Here is where the pleasure brothel comes in at as Kalean goes there to find someone to take with him. He meets Descani and knows he’s the one.

The two have different lives and with family trying to interfere it causes chaos. But the two are determined to be with one another. This is not a monogamous relationship as Descani continues to work and enjoy it. Kalean for his part accepts Descani’s decision to remain working.

There are twists and turns that make for an added element to the story.

Witchblood by Lissa Kasey

Title: Witchblood

Series: Kitsune Chronicles 01

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novel (368pgs)

Publisher: Lissa Kasery (March 8, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 – 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian Volkov, a fox shifter raised among werewolves, ran from everything he ever loved after a brutal attack that left him fearing his own shadow. That night a single kiss saved his life and left him with fantasies of a man whose face he couldn’t remember. When Sebastian’s car breaks down in a small Washington town, he meets an Alpha werewolf who reminds him vaguely of a stranger’s kiss.

A year ago Liam Ulrich, Alpha of the Northern Cascade’s Pack, shared a magic filled kiss with a virtual stranger, the infamous Witchblood child of the most powerful werewolf in the world. Since that night, Liam has been waiting for Sebastian to find his way home. Liam knows that Sebastian doesn’t trust easily, or at all, so he’s going to have to give his prickly mate time and space.

The past Sebastian tried to escape still stalks him and slowing down gives it time to catch up.
When the werewolves’ ultimate enemy rises up to cast its shadow over them all, Sebastian realizes he will have to stop running or risk losing everything…. including his hope of a future with Liam.

Edit: Edition updated to reflect minor character changes, grammatical corrections and a removal of about 500 words.

ISBN: B07NZ8RBQ1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story about Sebastian and Liam. Sebastian is witchblood with kitsune in him as well. The story starts with him about to die after a brutal attack and a mysterious stranger saves him. Years later he meets the stranger again but does not remember him right away.

This story had a lot going on in it. I loved the suspense and mystery surrounding Sebastian. But I will admit to wanting to know what happened to Nicky for sure instead of Sebastian guessing. That was never answered.

A mix of drama, suspense and action this story delivers an interesting story to be sure. I will admit to being lost a couple of times throughout as it seemed to jump from one thing to another out of the blue aside from that it was a good intense beginning to a series.

Good read.

Finding Finlay by Ruby Moone

Title: Finding Finlay

Series: MC Securities 02

Author: Ruby Moone

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (245pgs)

Publisher: Ruby Moone (April 9, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 – 4 Hearts

Blurb: Aaron Baker has a problem. His online clothing company is under attack. Whilst MC Securities tackle the breaches in security, he asks for an agent to pose as his fake boyfriend. He doesn’t bargain for getting a snarky, ex-marine with sad, blue eyes and submissive tendencies.

Dumped by his boyfriend, Finlay Masters concludes that the best, and safest, place for him is to return to the closet. Kicked out by his parents as a kid for being gay, closeted in the army for fifteen years, body wrecked by an explosion that cost him his job, he isn’t the best bet for any kind of relationship. Even a fake one.

As the investigation mounts, Aaron wants more, but Finn has no faith in love, never dared need anyone. Aaron talks of how lucky he is to find him, but Finn knows if he is to have a chance at a relationship at all, he needs to find himself.

ISBN: B07QJDNGCQ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Aaron hires a cyber security guy, Finlay, to help against the attack on his online business. Finlay for his part has issues of his own but is determined to stop the attack. While trying to flush out the culprit the two grow closer and sparks begin to fly.

I loved that both men had their own issues and were not perfect. The easy way they talked was a bonus instead of the normal angst or tension between MC’s in most books. I liked the way the story progressed.

The mystery and suspense added an extra layer of surprise to the book.

Great read.

Feel by A.M. Arthur

Title: Feel

Series: Breaking Free 06

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Alternative Universe, Omegaverse, MPreg

Length: Novel (295pgs)

Publisher: Briggs-King Books (August 30, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Single omegin Brogan Dale is jealous of the loving, stable relationships his omega friends have with their alpha mates. For years, he’s longed to find his own bondmate and create a family, but that hasn’t been in the cards. Just when he’s determined to take the first alpha who’ll provide for himself and his young son Peyton, Brogan scents him across a crowded coffee shop. Too bad his bondmate is the unstable alpha who nearly killed Brogan’s best friend last year.

Mikel Tovey is taking it one day at a time, adjusting to life on his own, away from the oppression and abuse of his cruel sire. All he wants is to complete his probation, make sure his omegin and brothers are safe, and find a way to live with all the mistakes he’s made. When he scents his omega bondmate, Mikel is initially terrified of the older omegin and his adorable toddler. But Brogan is handsome, kind, and Mikel is completely enamored of little Peyton.

With his bondmate in his sights, Brogan does everything in his power to prove Mikel can be a good alpha, a good mate, and a fantastic father to Peyton. But when Brogan’s past comes roaring into his present and puts Peyton’s future at risk, Mikel’s resolve is shaken. He wants to love and support his omega during this crisis, but he doesn’t know how. With Brogan surrounded by friends and chosen family who love him, he doesn’t need Mikel’s insecurities weighing him down, too—but Brogan has found his mate, and he isn’t letting Mikel walk away without a fight.

This time, Brogan has too much to lose…

NOTE: This is a non-shifter Omegaverse story with alpha/omega/beta dynamics, heats, knotting, and mpreg. In this world, omegas are second-class citizens with few civil rights and almost no protections under the law—although times are changing for the better. Trigger warnings for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. This series is best read in numerical order.

ISBN: B07GTVVKZH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is Brogan and Mikhail’s story. I liked that the roles were reversed in this addition. We see an alpha who was abused and is unsure of himself after his past actions. Brogan is an omega who survived the fight ring and is the aggressor in this one. Mikhail does everything he can to atone for his mistakes as Brogan add his support and understanding.

It’s not easy for these two as the story progresses but by being there for each other they persevere. More is done about taking down more members of the fight club so that no other omega is taken and abused for the amusement of others.

I really enjoyed the entire book.

Fantastic read and addition.

Kennard’s Story by N.R. Walker

Title: Kennard’s Story

Series: Cronin’s Key 04

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (156pgs)

Publisher: N.R. Walker (January 26, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Kennard and Stas have been enjoying being newly bonded mates, hidden away for the last six months in Stas’ cabin, deep in the forests of Northern Russia. When they get a visit from Alec, Cronin, Eiji, and Jodis, Kennard and Stas decide to return to London where they get news of a supernatural disturbance in India.

Excited for a new adventure, the band of friends embark on a journey like they’ve never seen before. Following a trail of snakes and serpents, they slip through gates into timeless dimensions all over the world, leaving them without their vampire powers. Even Alec is powerless as they follow a trail of gates and doorways to their final destination.

But the bad guy isn’t who they think it is, and Kennard will need to draw on his past to save their future. Because history is never what it seems…

ISBN: B07N5G1ZVP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: After a period of getting to know one another newly mated Kennard and Stas are asked to help Alec and company hunt down a disturbance in India. I loved this story.

Action, adventure, romance, tense situations make for a superb read that had me on the edge of my seat. The story flowed smoothly as the group went from scene to scene in their quest to stop the bad guy from his evil plans. Fascinating addition.

Fantastic read.

A King’s Oath by Jude Marquez

Title: A King’s Oath

Series: The Royal Houses of Sea and Snow 02

Author: Jude Marquez

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Medieval

Length: Novel (197pgs)

Publisher: Jude Marquez (March 4, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: With so few allies and no clear choices, Eamon and Alik are left with only one possible chance to regain their standing.

They must leave the Ataton Kingdom and return to Grayhaven to raise an army.

For Alik, going home was the last thing he ever wanted.

For Eamon, leaving home feels like a betrayal.

But Grayhaven has more secrets and lies than either man could imagine. While they both vow to honor and obey each other, is that possible while they live in a court that thrives on lies and deceit? Will they be able to hold onto the one thing they hold dear?

And when the unthinkable happens and an unexpected visitor returns, is it a signal of hope? Or one of continued loss?

A King’s Oath is the second book in The Royal Houses of Sea and Snow. Expect violence, romance, and a fierce love between two men that will bring the heat level up to a 10!

ISBN: B07PHMMDMQ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: In this sequel to A Prince’s Duty Alik and Eamon travel to Alik’s home after the brutal attack in the previous book. All is not well in Alik’s kingdom as though who want power try to attempt to take control by any means necessary as plans are hatched and set in motion all the while Eamon adjust to his new life by taking charge of the army and setting things straight.

I love this series. So many things happen that had me on the edge of my seat. I was expecting plans to be made for going after those that hurt both Eamon and Alik’s family and I can not wait for that to happen in all it’s bloody purpose. Though Eamon still struggles with the loss of his brother and friends he strives to make sure he avenges their deaths.

Wonderful story full of emotions, betrayal and twists and turns that I never saw coming.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

The Soldier’s Mate by C.W. Gray

Title: The Soldier’s Mate

Series: Blue Solace 03

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

Length: Novel (306pgs)

Publisher: C.W. Gray (January 11, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Morgan Murray is an easy, fun-loving guy. He excels at being a soldier, but never wanted more out of life. Somehow, he ends up in a position of authority on Dru’s new ship, the Blue Sparrow. Now he has to deal with what he dreads most. Responsibilities. Dru and her crew are given the task of finding Wyatt Morrick and telling him about his father’s death. Along the way, Morgan soon learns that responsibility can be painful, difficult, and frightening. It can also lead to something very special.

Dr. Wyatt Morrick is in trouble. Big trouble. He and his medical crew are stuck on a planet under attack. He may not be a soldier, but he has patients and friends to worry about. With very few supplies left, something has to give for them to survive. The whole planet’s future is at stake and he is stuck hiding in a cave.

When Morgan saves Wyatt and his friends, the two men are given a gift, each other. Their love can’t stop the Concord, though, and someone has to. Morgan has to grow and accept his responsibilities, and Wyatt has to move on from his father’s death. That death just happens to be a little more complicated then Wyatt expected.

Author’s Note: 55,000+ words. This is a m/m love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There is lots of action, sex, mpreg, and a few potty mouths involved in the story. 18+ readers only, please. It is also the third book in a series that is best read in order. Read “The Mercenary’s Mate,” and “The General’s Mate” first!

ISBN: B07M7Y9WT5

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: So much happens in this story as Wyatt and Morgan come to terms with different things going on their lives. There are twists and turns around every corner as you traverse through this exciting story. Many characters make an appearance as book progresses.

I liked that we found out what happened to Morgan. Trying to fend off attacks while getting closer is no easy feat for Morgan and Wyatt. I liked the added details into both men.

Entertaining and fascinating. Great read.

Sinister Games by Katze Snow

Title: Sinister Games

Series: Bloodstream 02

Author: Katze Snow

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Vampires

Length: Novel (282pgs)

Publisher: Katze Snow (October 31, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: When Vincent sold himself to a vampire, he did not expect to become the slave of Maddox Caine. Now struggling to accept the feelings of passion he’s grown toward his master, he’s agreed to follow Maddox into a war he never knew existed. This is what he’s been waiting for: to fight, to avenge, and to win. But what happens when another vampire threatens to put Vincent’s heart, not just his loyalties, to the test?

Emory Hudson was never meant to live past childhood. His uncle managed to save his life at every turn, but now Emory finds himself alone, on the desert, with an enemy claiming to be his ally. They both seek the one thing that can be fatal to a First Born vampire. Paired with this unexpected accomplice, Emory scours the Wastelands in search of the poisonous flower. No matter what the sacrifice, he will kill the Governor of Sanctuary Hope and save his uncle. It’s the least he can do.

In this depraved and desolate world, can Vincent learn to see that there is more to vampires than an insatiable lust for blood? And will Emory free his uncle before the war divides them forever?

WARNING: This world is a treacherous place. Creatures have evolved into unforeseen habitats, and beyond the elusive Sanctuary Cities, human survivors have been reduced to nothing more than bloodthirsty maniacs. It is not for the faint-hearted and due to the extreme level of high heat, it is for mature audiences only. This series will only get darker and better.

ISBN: B07JQYLD5F

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I love all types of characters but I believe I have found a character I absolutely despise as a MC and that is Maddox. There is no redemption for this vampire in my eyes. My heart is breaking that Vincent seems to have Stockholm syndrome where Maddox is concerned and believes he must endure Maddox treatment as a way to save his people. Enough about Maddox lets move on.

There is Cerebus, who I am on the fence about as I do not know enough about to say one way or another whether I like him or not. Emory meets Nick but is wary of him and I do not blame him with everything he has been through. There is a war brewing on the horizon and things are being planned as allies are being made.

I do like this series but Maddox is a bit much for me. I do not like him whatsoever. I cannot imagine him having any feelings for anyone other than his own wants and needs. I was hoping he would change in this story but alas he has not.

I am curious as to what the war will bring and who all will be involved in the battle if it comes to that.

A Prince’s Duty by Jude Marquez

Title: A Prince’s Duty

Series: The Royal Houses of Sea and Snow 01

Author: Jude Marquez

Genre: Medieval

Length: Novel (176pgs)

Publisher: Jude Marquez (February 17, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Crown Prince Alik of the Grayhaven kingdom is the last remaining heir to his parent’s kingdom.

He knew this day was coming, the day that he would be forced to marry, but he didn’t know that it would be so soon.

He has only request: That he might be the one to choose his future spouse from the royal family his parents have in mind.

Crown Prince Eamon of the Ataton kingdom is the eldest of four siblings.

He is know throughout the lands as the Barbarian Prince, the Bladebringer, the warrior prince that brought a temporary peace to his lands.

He has only one wish: That he and his family be happy, whatever the case might be.

When the Princes meet, they clash, but could it be something more?

With an encroaching enemy breathing down Eamon’s neck and his siblings to think of, will Eamon make the right choice for not only him, but his family, and kingdom as well?

As Alik begins to map out his future and take on the mantle of King, will he be able to let go of his past to move on to something greater than he could hope for?

The Royal Houses of Sea and Snow, Book I: A Prince’s Duty is the beginning of a new series from Jude Marquez. It can be read without having read the previous trilogy, The Cerith Kingdom Chronicles, but does reference events from those books, so read at your own risk!

Book I does end on a cliffhanger, and readers can expect steamy MM sex scenes and violence appropriate to a medieval kingdom right before a war.

ISBN: B07NVTHYFF

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Prince Alik and Prince Eamon spend time together and both see a different side to the other. With his father breathing down his neck to marry, Alik refuses to force anyone to marry him. Meanwhile Eamon gathers information on the army about to tear his world apart.

I loved this story. Tense situations, action and romance. I loved both these characters from the previous series The Cerith Kingdom Chronicles and was delighted to learn they had their own story and the start of a new series.

Neither of these two men’s lives have been easy. They both find solace in each other. The enemy army is devastating when it starts trickling into the kingdom. The end of the book left me stunned by the brutality that the men suffered. Not everyone makes it out alive and some I cried at their loss. I am curious how Alik got out and whether or not he was able to save Nicolin.

Amazing and edge of your seat this story delivers a punch at the end. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what else happens.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Skin and Bone by T.A. Moore

Title: Skin and Bone

Series: Digging Up Bones 02

Author: T.A. Moore

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel(234pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 26, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Cloister Witte and his K-9 partner, Bourneville, find the lost and bring them home.

But the job doesn’t always end there.

Janet Morrow, a young trans woman, lies in a coma after wandering away from her car during a storm. But just because Cloister found the young tourist doesn’t mean she’s home. What brought her to Plenty, California… and who didn’t want her to leave?

With the help of Special Agent Javi Merlo, who continues to deny his growing feelings for the rough-edged deputy, Cloister unearths a ten-year-old conspiracy of silence that taps into Plenty’s history of corruption.

Janet Morrow’s old secrets aren’t the only ones coming to light. Javi has tried to put his past behind him, but some people seem determined to pull his skeletons out of the closet. His dark history with a senior agent in Phoenix complicates not just the investigation but his relationship with Cloister.

And since when has he cared about that?

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-940-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Cloister and Javi both have issues that they deal with on a daily bases. I liked these two together as it seemed they both needed the others help at times. Javi is injured and decides to invite Cloister over because of it. The men closer as the story deepens.

Although I did enjoy this addition I felt there were too many unanswered questions left at the end. I wanted more about the murder/mystery going on and what the details were surrounding it. This story focused more on Javi and Cloister’s issues rather than the mystery at times which was fine but I wanted a balance.

Never the less it was still an entertaining and engaging read and I have to hope the unanswered questions will be answered at some point.

Great read.

The General’s Mate by C.W. Gray

Title: The General’s Mate

Series: Blue Solace 02

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

Length: Novel (319pgs)

Publisher: C.W. Gray (November 18, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome back to the Blue Solace: (Sequel to “The Mercenary’s Mate”)

Leti Ando and Will Hackett are certain about one thing in all the galaxy. They love one another. Now that they are mated, it’s time to meet Hack’s parents and settle into their new home. In a normal courtship, the two would spend time getting to know one another and reveling in their love. Normal isn’t what they get.

Leti struggles to understand the artifact Dr. Morrick left them, but what he’s discovering is unbelievable and completely frightening. If his theories are true, then the entire galaxy is at risk. Meanwhile, he tries to adjust to Charybdis Station, deal with his parents, and worse of all, learn to cook. Luckily he has friends, old and new, to help him.

Hack comes home to Charybdis Station, expecting a break from the hectic adventures of the past few months. What he gets are changes, more responsibilities, and a war with the Concord. He’ll deal with it, though. All he has to do is look around him to understand why it’s time to fight back.

Together, the new couple must learn to stand together, to accept and support one another. Their happiness isn’t the only thing at risk.

Author’s Note: 60,000+ words. This is a m/m love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There is lots of action, sex, mpreg, and a few potty mouths involved in the story. 18+ readers only, please. It is also the second book in a series that is best read in order. Read “The Mercenary’s Mate” first!

ISBN: B07KPCXCYZ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Leti and Will travel to meet Will’s family. There is no shortage of laughter as well as tense scenes to grab your attention.

I liked that Leti was concerned about the artifact and that Will understood his concerns.

Many things happen throughout to make and interesting addition and read in the series.

Good read.

Tattoos and Brews by Hannah Walker

Title: Tattoos and Brews

Series: Corrent City Tales 03

Author: Hannah Walker

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (290pgs)

Publisher: Hannah Walker (November 11, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Nylian Lukalyn, Ny to his friends, leads a content life— working for the family business, while enjoying life as part of the fae community. Watching friends fall in love hasn’t been easy, and he wonders if his ceile, his soul mate, is truly out there, or if he’s destined to spend his life alone.
Dran leads a solitary life, partly because he’s a bear shifter, but mostly because it is the life he has chosen. He’s devoted to tattooing and creating art. While he hopes to find his mate someday, he’s waiting patiently for the right person to appear in his life.

A chance meeting between Ny and Dran leaves an intense, simmering attraction. One they’d both love to pursue, but life isn’t as easy as that. The after-effects of an attack on their paranormal community has left their attention and budding romance divided while both are forced to focus on other aspects of paranormal life.

When another feral attack rocks the community, it shows how much danger they are all in— the most lethal feral they’ve encountered so far is out for blood. Friends old and new work together to try and bring the attacks to an end. Ny and Dran must figure out exactly what they mean to each other while praying that none of them lose their lives while they battle to rid Corent City of the ferals.

ISBN: B07KFGBXKD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Sweet story about Ny and Dran. I love these two together. Most of the book focused on them and their relationship amid attacks on the group. It was an emotional story with sweet and tender moments.

I love that other characters showed up in the story as well. The only thing was that I wanted to know more about the feral outbreaks and attacks not to mention why they are happening. I assume all will be revealed in future books.

Great read.

Hunter’s Curse by Pandora Pine

Title: Hunter’s Curse

Series: Cold Case Psychic Spinoff 05

Author: Pandora Pine

Genre: Paranromal, Ghosts, Psychics

Length: Novella (131pgs)

Publisher: Pandora Pine (November 20, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: 1418, Wales: Hunter Conroy, the youngest in a family of powerful demon slayers, is captured by the evil warlock Osian. Young Hunter is given a choice: join forces with his enemy and kill his own family, or be cursed to live through the ages as a stone gargoyle. Once a century, Hunter is released from his prison, and tempted with the chance to build a life for himself. At the end of a decade of freedom, if Hunter does not choose to become one of Osian’s minions, he is again remanded to the cold, lonely rock.

Fast forward six hundred years, and Hunter finds himself in Salem, Massachusetts. He has forged a quiet life, knowing that at the end of this latest cycle, Osian will once again return, and Hunter will decline his offer. He is content to live out the last few months of this round alone, until he meets Walker Harmon.

ER Doctor Walker Harmon had expected to be married with children by now, but so far has been unable to find the man of his dreams. Hunter Conroy sparks his interest until he sees the handsome tow truck driver throw a man across the room without even touching him. When Hunter reveals the source of his powers, telling Walker that his days in Salem are numbered, it’s a story beyond belief. Realizing he’s in love with this cursed man, Walker is willing to risk everything to fight for Hunter.

With time running out, Hunter amasses a dream team of witches, psychics, and a mysterious wizard to help him break the warlock’s curse. Will their combined powers be enough to free Hunter, or will the gargoyle reclaim him for another century?

ISBN: B07JKQTYVC

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story of Hunter and Walker. Hunter is forced to become a gargoyle after declining to help an evil warlock Osian. Once a century Hunter is free for ten years. Now six hundred years later Hunter finds himself in Salem. He makes quite a few friends with a variety of paranormals. Upon meeting Walker Hunter finds himself hoping.

This was an amazing story. I loved all the characters, the history and the plans. It’s my favorite in the series so far. The crew from Cold Case Psychic was an added bonus. My heart went out to Hunter for all the things he missed out on while trapped.

Fantastic read.

The Witch’s Seal by Michele Notaro

Title: The Witch’s Seal

Series: The Ellwood Chronicles Prequel

Author: Michele Notaro

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (81pgs)

Publisher: Michele Notaro (October 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Ailin~

The demon gate needs to be sealed, at least from higher level demons. I may be the most powerful witch in the world right now, but I know I can’t do it alone. No one wants to help and risk their lives for the greater good, not that I can blame them, really. It kills me to ask my boyfriend, Emrys, but I suck it up because his magic is nearly as powerful as my own. He doesn’t want to help at first, but let’s just say I can be very persuasive.

Emrys~

Maybe he should’ve listened to me, maybe we never should’ve gone to the gate. Terrible things unfold, and Ailin and I are torn apart, our love ripped to shreds. My life is forever changed, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

In the Witch’s Seal, you’ll discover some secrets from Ailin, Emrys, and even Alec. Find out what really happened between Ailin and Emrys before the events in The Enchanter’s Flame took place, but it’s recommended that you read Book 1 first.

***The Witch’s Seal is the prequel to The Enchanter’s Flame: The Ellwood Chronicles I. It contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 and over.***

ISBN: B07HNKKVNS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A short story about the events that made Emory and Ailin break up. This story had a very tense situation in where Emory tried to kill Ailin or at least it seemed like it. I liked that despite being banned from the property Emory still checked up on the coven now and then.

I was pleased he found someone else, Julius, a vampire and seems happy. I am looking forward to more in this series to see what happens with the other characters.

Great read.

The Mercenary’s Mate by C.W. Gray

Title: The Mercenary’s Mate

Series: Blue Solace 01

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (228pgs)

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

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to the mercenary ship, The Blue Solace:

Leti Ando needs off planet and fast. He has a best friend and a new half-sister to rescue, and he needs to be sneaky about it. Unfortunately sneaky isn’t really his thing. With the help of a friend, Leti and his menagerie, along with his two companions, stow away aboard a mystery ship. Little does he know that The Blue Solace belongs to the infamous mercenary, Captain Will Hackett, a man he’ll come to love with everything inside him.

Will has been in a bitchy ass mood for the past six months. He’s restless and grumpy, but doesn’t know why. He knows he needs something and he can’t find it, but his crew are out of patience and insist on some R &R back home at Charybdis Station.

Then Hack finds a stow away angel and everything changes. Leti is his mate and he’ll do anything to keep him safe and happy, even smile.

The galaxy’s not a safe place, though, and The Blue Solace has a job to do: pick up a renowned scientist and his mysterious artifact. Then get them safely back to Charybdis Station. Hack and Leti don’t realize their romance story is about to get hijacked by Concord mercenaries. Their love is easy, it happens just like that. Staying alive and keeping the galaxy safe? That’s a little harder.

Author’s Note: 41,801 words. (Previously published as “Happens Just Like That”). This is a m/m love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There is lots of action, sex, mpreg, and a few potty mouths involved in the story. 18+ readers only, please. It is also the first of two books about this specific couple.

ISBN: B07J39W59Q

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Leti and his many pets, sister and travel companion stow away aboard a mercenary ship to get away from his father. The mercenary captain has been irritating and grumpy but not knowing why until he meets his mate Leti that is a stowaway.

Many antics take place as the many exotic animals are taken over by various crew members and everyone finds a place. I liked the way the story progressed but have to confess that I was a bit put off by how nice a mercenary captain was in this story. I was expecting him to be a bit more gruff not happy all the time.

Other than that it was an entertaining story.

Good read.

Out of the Ashes by Hailey Turner

Title: Out of the Ashes

Series: A Metahuman Files: Classified 04.5

Author: Hailey Turner

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novella (106pgs)

Publisher: Hailey Turner (February 10, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: War never leaves a soldier behind.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin is still healing from his brief stint as a prisoner of war. While his physical wounds have mended, the emotional scars left behind are slow to disappear. Eager to prove his resilience in the face of lingering trauma, Alexei is determined to complete his first mission in three months and get back into the field—but he’s not forging ahead without his lover.

Nightmares will always linger.

Agent Sean Delaney’s recovery from trauma is more slow going than he would like, but he pushes through in order to return to active duty and not be left behind. But every decision he makes leaves him feeling like he’s gone two steps forward and one step back when it comes to Alexei. The guilt Sean feels from what they both endured still colors his interactions with the man he loves. Trying to overcome it is difficult and exhausting, making Sean question his place in Alexei’s heart.

Holding on is the hardest thing to do.

The ties between Alexei and Sean were frayed by the enemy’s hand. Mending what’s been broken between them will require a depth of honesty neither man is ready to face just yet. But if they don’t, they risk losing a future together neither wants to let go.

Out of the Ashes is a 28,000 word novella that follows directly after In the Blood in my Metahuman Files series and builds off of events in that book. It is recommended that you read In the Blood first before reading Out of the Ashes. There are explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18 within the novella.

ISBN: B079R8KXWS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Three months after being kidnapped Sean is still dealing with the trauma of what happened. He’s afraid to touch Alexei for fear of hurting him. For his part Alexei is patient in waiting Sean out. The day comes when both are ready for a new mission. The mission is not easy but they get what they went for and more.

I really love Sean and Alexei together. They went through so much at the hands of Cillian yet came out stronger. It was a bonus that Sean is now part of Alpha Team at Jamie’s request.

Fantastic addition to the series.

The False King by Jude Marquez

Title: The False King

Series: The Cerith Kingdom Chronicles 03

Author: Jude Marquez

Genre: High Fantasy, Medieval

Length: Novel (254pgs)

Publisher: Jude Marquez (January 28, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: With a missing king and his inexperienced husband leading the Cerith Kingdom, chaos reins.

It has been four months since Evander’s disappearance and even with the help of trusted allies, Alyx feels like at every turn he is tested and fails. There has been no word since Evander’s kidnapping and with every passing day, the kingdom grows restless, enemies approach their borders, and Alyx only waits for the whole thing to come down.

And it will be all his fault.

Far north, Evander faces an enemy he did not expect. Alone, beaten, starved, he can only wait for his rescue, but as more time passes, Evander fears the worst:
They think him dead and Alyx has moved on.

With war looming and his allies becoming fewer and fewer, will Alyx choose to search for Evander? Or will he find it in himself to stand up and fight for his kingdom, in Evander’s name?

This is the third book in The Cerith Kingdom Chronicles and concludes Alyx and Evander’s story. It is necessary to read the previous two books to understand this book.

ISBN: B07N7MCCCZ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Alyx is consumed by grief and despair but tries to continue on lost in his own world. With the help from their allies the search continues. The person who kidnapped Evander was a surprise to me. This person is cold and calculating and wants the throne for himself.

I loved this story. It had everything and more. I must admit I am still curious as to who Cor was but after having read the first book of the new series I think I might know.

Fantastic read and ending to a series.

Forbidden For Two Bears by Kelex

Title: Forbidden for Two Bears

Series: Bear Mountain 22

Author: Kelex

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (337pgs)

Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing (March 20, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Their need to protect him is greater than their need to claim…

Life seems to have it out for Zachary Duchamps. He’s gone from foster home to foster home, until he works his ass off to get into the University of Chicago—hopeful to change his circumstances. But when a side job brings him face-to-face with the paranormal, he’s abducted and sold to the highest bidder. Finally able to escape years later, fate brings him from one nightmare to another.

When the battered, exhausted human shows up at their door, bear shifters Chase and LJ rush to protect Zach from whatever demons are chasing him. They immediately scent the man is theirs, but after all he’s been through, they hold back the instinctual need roaring in their blood.

Zach’s finally safe in Bear Mountain—but there are two shifters outside the walls, demanding they are the human’s mates and that he be returned to them.

Can Chase and LJ—with the help of a whole community—keep Zach safe from harm and prove to him that not all shifters are monsters?

And can Zach let go of his past and embrace his future?

ISBN: B07PN8TX3V

Product Link: Twisted ePublishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This was a powerful, detailed, oriented story. LJ and Chase’ lives are shown in depth as the story continues. I really enjoyed seeing what happened to the men in Benny’s care as well as reading about what happened to Zack. It was terribly horrible that Zack suffered for five years due to someone else’ gain.

Zack for his part is guided to LJ and Chase by someone and the ball is set in motion for three men to connect but due to what Zack has been through it is a tough road as well as Chase facing his past.

I really enjoyed everything about the story. It’s filled with a lot of emotions, loving patience from two bears and a scared young man who yearns to stand on his own and gain freedom that was taken from so long ago. It states that this book is the last in the series with plans for a spin off with the next generation. I can not wait for it to start.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.