Salvation by A.M. Hawke

Title: Salvation

Series: Dawn of War 01

Author: A.M. Hawke

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (303pgs)

Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (Aug. 01, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Salvation follows gladiator-pit-ruler Malek and sky-ruler Soran. Their two states face destruction unless the men can form a bond they both can trust.

Sexy and violent, with great battles in a beautiful cloud city, Hawke’s work has been described as dark, bloody, and thought-provoking. Salvation should appeal to readers of gay fiction and stories involving men loving men.

Famed gladiator Malek the Destroyer has spent years secretly plotting a revolution against the oppressive Senate that rules his planet. Popular victors who have retired, left the city of Dis, or even apparently died in the arena have secretly trained as Malek’s revolutionary army.

But Malek’s revolution won’t stand a chance if only one city fights it. He reaches out to Soran, leader of the one autonomous city left on the planet, Aerix. Soran leads a caste of Skyknights, starfighter pilots famed for elaborate body modifications that make them nimble fighters and grueling training as soldiers and fighter pilots. Malek invites Soran to Dis to secure an alliance—and to tempt him with promises of power.

ISBN: 9781944591922

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Malek and Soren were not what I would call a loving couple. These two men would do anything for their people. They were strong minded and determined to stop the senate. Though the path is by no means easy and the loss will be devastating if they lose they still come together to stop the senate.

I loved this story. The battle scenes were epic, bloody and edge of your seat worthy. Malek unites many cities people who have been oppressed since the senates rise to power. These people are willing to do what it takes to succeed. Malek is a warrior through and through.

Soren’s people are delicate in that the alterations they have done to their bodies to make them fast also makes their bones brittle. Hence the reason why they rule the skies as they are amazing sky fighters. This is such an amazing story of epic proportions.

I am looking forward to reading the next installment to see what happens next in this epic battle.

Highly recommended.

An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have A.M. Leibowitz stopping by with hir newest release An Act of Devotion, we have a short interview with A.M., ze has also brought along a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, Cat has done an exceptional review so check that out. So guys, enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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An Act of Devotion

by

A.M. Leibowitz

Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.

Antonio “AJ” Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He’s cool, calm, and confident. Despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?

From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. When he discovers the truth behind AJ’s behavior, he realizes that his magic won’t clean up for him this time.

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An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz

51O6rhfJtaL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Title: An Act of Devotion

Series: N/A

Author: A.M. Leibowitz

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 215 pages

Publisher: Supposed Crimes (May 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.

Antonio “AJ” Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He’s cool, calm, and confident. But despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?

From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. But when he discovers the truth behind AJ’s behavior, he realizes that his magic won’t cleanup for him this time.

ISBN: 9781938108860

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1rLZurW

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Adam is charming, sometimes too cocky and likes to use innuendo. But he uses that to hide his insecurities.

AJ is sexy, confident, and has many friends. He devotes his time to work, study and many causes he supports plus his friends. This way he doesn’t have to face his hidden secrets that haunt him and keep him from having a relationship that he craves.

I loved this story. It is chock-full of intriguing characters. Maybe too full. I love a character driven story, but at first, I felt like maybe I picked up a book in a series. There were so many allusions to both Adam and AJ’s past that kind of made me wonder what I had missed.  AJ had so many friends with problems, and it was as if I missed that story as well. Closer to the end we get some of this backstory that fills in most of the blanks.

I love a character that at first is unlikeable and Adam was a bit overbearing in the beginning and soon let his barriers down. I loved his cocky, positive attitude. A lot is going on in the story, so it’s pretty fast paced.  I liked how the story dealt with many social issues such as abuse, date rape, bisexual, and transgender. There is plenty of hot man-sex as well.

If you like a pretty steamy romance, college men, bisexual and transgender characters, a fast paced, character driven story, and of course some hot man-sex, you will like this.

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

Grace Through Redemption by Adrian J. Smith

51JUnVn62CL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Grace Through Redemption
Series: Spirit of Grace 03
Author: Adrian J. Smith
Genre: FF Romantic Suspense
Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (December 1st, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: This is the third and final book in the Spirit of Grace series, in which a beat cop, Grace Halling, tries to keep her city safe, hunt a serial killer, and give attention to her budding romance with the police chaplain, Amya.

Deputy Grace is back patrolling, and after a few months of quiet, murders of her comrades in blue begin again. Scared and determined, Grace follows every lead she can until she finds herself face to face with the barrel of a gun, only, this time, her finger is on the trigger

ISBN: 1938108736

Product Link: http://supposedcrimes.com/products/grace-through-redemption

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Grace Through Redemption is book three and the final in the trilogy. Grace has endured a lot of loss over the past year. Each day she faces life and death situations and trying to separate her professional life as a police officer with her personal one.

This series each book is like three books in one. You have the storyline of Grace’s relationship ups and downs through all three. You also have the ongoing murders of the police force through all books, and then you have Grace’s daily work where each day you get one or several unique stories. Some are funny some are heartbreaking some horrendous.

The only thing I don’t like about how the book is written is that sometimes each chapter is the same day, next day or several days or weeks later. It’s hard to keep up with the time frame.

The stories are very interesting. I wish there had been more of Grace and Amya’s relationship and more closure on other storylines (Peter) at the end. All in all, this is an interesting book. Especially if you like police procedurals.

It was Okay for me.

If you like procedurals, quirky characters, suspense and F/F romance, you will like this book.

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For By Grace by Adrian J. Smith

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Series: Spirit of Grace 01
Author: Adrian J. Smith
Genre: FF Romantic Suspense
Length: 25 pages
Publisher: Supposed Crimes (June 1st 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Being a Sheriff’s Deputy is not all about saving lives and arresting criminals, and each day Grace wonders if she’ll make it home.

While kids at the schools Deputy Grace Halling visits see her as the knight in blue-cotton armor, people involved in the cases she is dispatched to have a different opinion. She has every confidence in her ability to do her job and arrest criminals. She easily takes down a knife-wielding woman and a drunken combatant teenager without hesitation. Everyone—victim, suspect, or witness—has a story to tell or to lie about, and Grace is never perturbed by their tales.

That all changes when she looks down the barrel of a gun. She loses confidence in her ability as a deputy, she loses trust in herself and fellow officers, and she struggles to stay afloat as shift after shift passes. Grace cannot find her rhythm of being a deputy again. And when the Police Chaplain unexpectedly barges into her life, her personal and professional lives are flipped upside down.

Grace struggles to find even ground, worrying that the next time she stares a murderer in the face will be the last.

ISBN: 9781938108440

Product Link(s): http://supposedcrimes.com/products/for-by-grace-spirit-of-grace-1

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: NOTE: This is a Police procedural and not a romance.

Grace is a female police officer whose past hasn’t always been the best. She has many friends on the force and isn’t out. She meets Amya the new chaplain and her life personal life changes. Will this affect t her job?

For me, the story starts out a bit slow as each chapter is basically a day by day accounting of her day at work. Sometimes minute by minute, move by move. I felt the description was a bit too much at times.

Now having said that. This is a pretty good beginning of a series. I really liked Graces character, and I think that was the saving Grace to this story (pun intended). There are some good stories in her daily tales that are heartwarming and show how concerned and caring Grace is.

I would have liked more of her relationship with Amya and Grace and more about how she met Crystal and their friendship as well. I guess I am saying I would have liked more of her personal life.

The ending was quite a dramatic and wow was I am not expecting that! I have to read the next one now, for sure!

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

Spirit of Grace series by Adrian J. Smith Blog Tour, Excerpt, Reviews & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, today we have Adrian J. Smith stopping by with the tour for her lesbian police procedural series Spirit of Grace, we have all three books to show off, there’s a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s reviews so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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For by Grace

(Spirit of Grace 01)
by

Adrian J. Smith

Being a Sheriff’s Deputy is not all about saving lives and arresting criminals, and each day Grace wonders if she’ll make it home.

While kids at the schools Deputy Grace Halling visits see her as the knight in blue-cotton armor, people involved in the cases she is dispatched to have a different opinion. She has every confidence in her ability to do her job and arrest criminals. She easily takes down a knife-wielding woman and a drunken combatant teenager without hesitation. Everyone—victim, suspect, or witness—has a story to tell or to lie about, and Grace is never perturbed by their tales.

That all changes when she looks down the barrel of a gun. She loses confidence in her ability as a deputy, she loses trust in herself and fellow officers, and she struggles to stay afloat as shift after shift passes. Grace cannot find her rhythm of being a deputy again. And when the Police Chaplain unexpectedly barges into her life, her personal and professional lives are flipped upside down. Grace struggles to find her even ground, worrying that the next time she stares a murderer in the face will be the last.

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Fallen from Grace

(Spirit of Grace 02)

Parables and riddles can’t undo the confusion Deputy Grace Halling experiences after her close call with death. Each morning she wakes up, puts on a uniform that feels far more like a target, and goes out to enforce the laws and protect the innocent. While her comrades in blue are murdered one by one with each passing month, Grace pushes for a call to action from her Captain. Her worst fear has become a reality.

Grace doesn’t know if she’s next.

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Grace through Redemption

(Spirit of Grace 03)

Learning to trust herself again wasn’t easy. Deputy Grace Halling is back patrolling, and after a few months of quiet, murders of her comrades in blue begin again. Scared and determined, Grace follows every lead she can until she finds herself face to face with the barrel of a gun, only this time her finger is on the trigger.

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Young Love, Old Heart – Anthology Book Blast, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the Young Love, Old Hearts anthology from Supposed Crimes LLC stopping by now and it brings along a great giveaway, we also have Prime’s review so enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Young Love, Old Hearts

(Anthology)
by

A. M. Leibowitz, Adrian J. Smith, Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese, Geonn Cannon, Helena Maeve, Kassandra Lea, Lela E. Buis, Ralph Greco Jr., & Stacy O’Steen

Everyone hears “He’s too young for you.” “She’s too old for you.” Not between these pages. This anthology crosses the age gap with nine enchanting stories of cross-generational relationships. Some are sweet, some are sexy, some are heartbreaking. One is downright murderous. The protagonists are gay men or women searching for true love or trying out what’s right in front of them.

 M/M Romance, F/F Romance, May-December Romance

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Love is a Mess Anthology Book Blast, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Supposed Crimes LCC stopping in with their newest release the anthology Love is a Mess. The anthology has a variety of authors and a variety of genre’s, we have a great giveaway and Cat’s review for you to enjoy so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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 Love is a Mess

 (Anthology)
 by

A.M. Leibowitz, Adrian J. Smith, Amber Kinsey, Eva Lefoy, Geonn Cannon, L.M. Perrin, Michael DuPuy, Rachael Orman

Viral Valentine by L. M. Perrin

When a Valentine’s Day prank goes badly, Paige’s guilt won’t let her watch the victim walk away without a proper apology.

Date Blind by Geonn Cannon

A woman discovers the worst possible blind date scenario when her date turns out to be someone who bullied her in high school.

The Politician and the Pilot by Amber Kinsey

A politician and a pilot make a steamy connection on Valentine’s Day.

Bar Tryst by Rachael Orman

After her roommate blackmailed her into going to an Anti-Valentine’s day party, Vanessa decided to make the best of it especially when the bartender shared that she was looking to have a good time too.

Quarter Life: Energy Feed by Adrian J. Smith

With strange creatures in her path, Faye is determined to get the information she wants no matter the cost.

Property of Cupid by Eva Lefoy

Will an ancient Greek god give up half his powers to love a mere human? Or will Cupid loose his golden arrow, letting Jeremy fall in love with another man?

Private Dance by A. M. Leibowitz

With Alex’s sexy boyfriend, Phin, gone for three weeks, there’s only one option: let his best friend’s kids lead him on a treasure hunt through town to find his Valentine’s gift waiting for him to unwrap.

The Last Mitzvah by Michael DuPuy

One man seeks salvation over love, death, and ice cream.

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Lower Education by A.M. Leibowitz

810H86gwVeL._SL1500_Title: Lower Education

Series: N/A

Author: A.M. Leibowitz

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (276 Pages)

Publisher: Acquitted Books, Supposed Crimes LLC (November 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb: Phin Patterson is an educational consultant dissatisfied with his job and his life. On a mission to complete one last assignment before escaping his unfulfilling career and figure out what he wants, he accepts a commission from Donald Murdock at the New York State Education Department. Suddenly, he finds himself on his way to evaluate a tiny school in New York’s Southern Tier, not far from the town where he grew up. Now his only goal is to get in, do his job, and get out before anyone from his past remembers him.

That turns out to be easier said than done. Dani Sloane, the sharp-witted administrative assistant to the principal, learns the truth about why Phin is really there. With the help of her friends, she sets out to unmask him and force the local board of education to stop the plans that could ruin their school. Discovering that her sometime-lover is an old business associate of Phin’s only complicates both the situation and their relationship.

Meanwhile, Phin, who has committed himself to keeping his emotional distance, can’t resist the charm of the town and its residents—especially the school psychologist, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in over twenty years. While Dani works to take him down and save her school, Phin wrestles with learning how to do the right thing, including telling the truth to the man with whom he’s already falling in love.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Lower-Education-A-M-Leibowitz-ebook/dp/B00NCA48TE

ASIN: B00NCA48TE

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: My feelings on this book are a mixed bag. This book seems like it was written by a disgruntled teacher, frustrated with the entire education system and the government’s dirty hands in it. Teaching to tests, common core, charter schools, it’s all you hear about if you talk to a teacher or are an involved parent.

On one hand, the author is preaching to the choir here, and I sympathize with the subject of this struggle…on the other, this is not what I want to read in my romance books. I want to escape reality and enjoy a fun fling for a while…not debate heady education issues.

This theme is similar to that of the sophisticated corporate raider coming in to buy out a company and sell it off in parts for profit only….than falling in love with the town and its employees. Except the subject of this book is education, the politics and gossip of teachers/administrators…and of course Phin coming back to face his youthful indiscretions.

Lower Education is a long read, it’s not terribly sexy, with the exception of Alex, but he’s got a big chip on his shoulder. I’m thinking a romance novel is not the platform from which one preaches U.S. education system woes. But that’s only my opinion.