A Wolf In PI's Clothing by Sydney Presley

Sydney Presley - Wolf In PI's Clothing CoverTitle: A Wolf in PI’s Clothing

Author: Sydney Presley

Genre: Paranormal, Futuristic, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Pride Publishing (July 25, 2017)

Length: Novella (85 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2 ½ Hearts 

Blurb: Being a P.I. isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes it’s downright scary—and alien.

Ledger is a P.I. with a difference—he’s a wolf shifter and uses his animal to help him on cases. His next case, though, isn’t something he expected. His best friend, Jared, the man he’s secretly loved since they were younger, has a bit of a problem. Someone is stalking him, and when she turns up at Ledger’s place and stares at them through the window, Ledger realizes things aren’t quite as simple as he’d first thought. She’s bonkers, with wild red hair and staring green eyes, and she needs dealing with—fast.

Jared is a drag queen, famous on the stage after he tried his hand at acting and won. He’s a star, loved by all, so to have a stalker isn’t something he can handle alone. Ledger promises to follow Jared so he can catch the stalker in the act, but things take a weird turn. After the stalker leaves a message that Ledger and Jared must meet her at a local café, the plot thickens to pea-soup viscosity. Someone called The Gecko is after Jared, and The Gecko is used to people doing exactly as he says…

But The Gecko isn’t human, and although Ledger has been obsessed with UFOs and alien life forms since he was a kid, he never thought he’d be meeting otherworldly creatures in real life. The men have no choice—they have to meet The Gecko. And isn’t that the strangest of things to be doing, fraternizing with an alien? Strange or not, Ledger and Jared have to obey—or forfeit their lives.

But Ledger doesn’t plan on anyone dying, especially not them…

ISBN: 978-1-78651-578-0

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon UK |  Amazon US

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Every once in a while you come across a story that will just leave you brain dead.  You have no clue what you just read nor do you want to know.  

Ledger is a private eye who is also a wolf shifter.  He has the hots for one sexy man, Jared.  Jared is a famous drag queen who has a very freaky woman stalking his ass.  The thing is that freaky woman is an alien and works for another freaky alien.  Things between the two men do start to heat up though.

Now this story did have potential but it failed quite nicely.  You start to get this story and it just seems to go sideways.  In my opinion it just seemed like a lot of filler to make words.  It would have been a cute story had there actually been a true story to read.  I can’t say that I would love to read another story by this author, because if they follow this same line, then the answer would be nope. 

I hate to admit it but this book was not my idea of fun.  Too bad because it could have been amazing.

No Matter What by Sydney Presley

Sydney Presley - No Matter What CoverTitle: No Matter What

Author: Sydney Presley

Genre: Shape-Shifter, Paranormal

Length: Novella (89pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (28th March 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥ 2 Hearts

Blurb: They must protect each other. No matter what.

Quinn has resigned himself to living a life alone. His cabin, on the outskirts of a village, is the perfect place for him to paint. No distractions, lots of peace and quiet—until he goes out for a run as a wolf and sees another wolf scarpering for its life.

Goddard is that wolf. He’s been running for God knows how long, and he’s tired of looking over his shoulder, waiting to be found by the one man Goddard doesn’t want finding him. Injured, he discovers a cabin and goes inside.

Quinn’s and Goddard’s lives are changed forever when they realize they are bonded mates. The thing is, there’s still the problem of the man from Goddard’s past to get over, and when an incident in the village means Goddard’s whereabouts is public knowledge, things might take a nasty turn.

Gone are the days when the two men had to stick by human law. Being mated means wolf law comes first—and if it means killing to keep each other safe, then that’s what they’re prepared to do. They must protect each other. No matter what.

ISBN: 9781786515483

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/no-matter-what

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: I love reading Shifter, Paranormal books, and while this is a first for me reading from this author, I’m not sure I’ll be reading anymore from him. I know that all shifter stories are not the same. This story started off reading good when Quinn goes out to run, when he couldn’t sleep and he saw a wolf being shot at, by his neighbor. He follows the wolf’s tracks and it lead back to his cottage, where he finds a naked man in his home.

With the other shifter books I’ve read. The mates are always overjoyed and happy to find their mates, the other half of their souls. Not so in this story. Goddard realizes that although he and Quinn are mates, he doesn’t want a relationship with Quinn because he’s on the run from someone that wants to kill him. Yes he wants to have sex with Quinn, but he doesn’t want to bond with him.

I barely got through the rest of this story as it just dragged on, and I completely lost interest in it. When the person that is hunting Goddard, and wants to kill him finds him, the reason for chasing him from state to state just didn’t make any sense to me.  I was completely confused at the reason. But hopefully Quinn and Goddard work out the issues and end up together. I can’t in all honesty recommend this story to anyone.

Coming Out Twice by Sydney Presley

Sydney Presley - Coming Out Twice CoverTitle: Coming Out Twice

Author: Sydney Presley

Genre: Thrillers, Suspense, Paranormal

Length: Novella (68 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (February 21, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Trapped in their closets, the only thing to do is come out twice.

Salford and Ruby, vampire-wolves, have been born into The Clan, into the Level where killing is expected. Hating their jobs eliminating humans who have discovered vampire-wolves exist, they long for better times, where bloodshed isn’t the order of the day. But that isn’t about to happen any time soon—not while Albert, one of The Clan’s twelve Leaders, oversees everything they do.

Ruby, a cross-dresser, has spent many of his previous centuries trapped in the closet. Lately, though, he’s been able to wear what he wants and can express his love for Salford in public. Knowing how freeing that has been, he wishes The Clan laws were different and that he and Salford didn’t have to kill, freeing them from that dreadful closet, too. But it would take a strong person to ask The Clan to consider a vote that would allow Ruby and Salford to be exempt from having to kill, and Ruby isn’t sure he’s the right man for the job.

With a London gang discovering vampire-wolves exist, and Salford having dreams that tell him what they must face next, Salford and Ruby must eliminate the men who are after them. But someone else is also a danger—someone closer to home. Someone who should have vampire-wolves’ best interests at heart, but doesn’t…

ISBN: 978-1-78651-540-7

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/coming-out-twice

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Unique and highly entertaining. Ruby and Salford couldn’t be more different tha night and day. Ruby loves to dress up in heels and pretty dresses and has a great personality. Salford is more reserved but serious and thoughtful. I loved the fact that they were both vampire and wolf which was rare. 

Not all approved of them and their relationship. Amid trying to lay low they have to work for The Clan by killing others that threaten their existence. But both Ruby and Salford do not want to do it anymore. They set out to find a way out of it. What they discover is a sinister plot that puts Ruby’s life in danger from someone who should have been watching their backs. 

I loved everything about story. It intriguing, mysterious at times and action packed at others. The whole story was well written and flows smoothly as you immerse yourself into a power struggle of epic proportions. 

Highly recommended.

Vann's Victory by Sydney Presley

vannsvictory_exlarge_PNG-210x336Title: Vann’s Victory
Series: Highgate Shifters #2
Author: Sydney Presley
Genre: Paranormal / BDSM
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (February 13th 2015) Early Download January 16th 2015
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Being a Dom in secret—being mated to another wolf in secret—is something Vann has always done, but now he has the chance to be open about his whole life.

Vann grew up under the rule of an alpha at Crossways Compound, who controlled every aspect of his pack members’ lives. Used to obeying without question, Vann suddenly finds himself in a position where he can make his own decisions outside his sexual relationship. In the past, his trysts with his subby lover, Kip, have been in secret, snatched moments away from security cameras or listening devices. Now they’ve been welcomed at Highgate, a safe haven, life should work out beautifully.

But there’s something Vann has to do first. He has to return to his childhood compound to right the wrongs that were done there. Along with Kip and members of the Highgate security team, Vann has to play the biggest role of his life so far in order to bring down the alpha at Crossways and rescue some cross-bred cubs. It isn’t going to be easy, going against someone he’s been conditioned to obey, but for the sake of his pack and the safety of the cubs, he’ll do whatever it takes.

Kip is determined to be with Vann every step of the way. Usually, Kip is submissive in all aspects of their life, preferring to bow his head and only speak when he’s given permission. But their return to Crossways changes all that. The danger there is too great for Kip to wait for Vann’s instructions on everything he does. Kip knows that to keep Vann safe, he must become more dominant—or die trying.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of exhibitionism and voyeurism.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-409-6

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/vanns-victory

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book takes place right after the events of the first book. Vann and Kip are on their way to their old compound to help fix things. This compound is where Vann and Kip lived their lives in a prison. They had to do everything that was ordered of them or suffer. They needed to even keep their mating a secret from others as the whole compound was mentored by cameras and listening devices. If they had ever been found out, they most likely both would have been killed.

Because of the fishbowl they lived in, they learned to hide everything from others. They also developed a D/s type of relationship. They are not really able to explore the full aspects of their relationship until now. And boy do they have a hot time with that. The sex scenes were well written and the BDSM was mild in my opinion.

I also liked them because both Vann and Kip were finally able to be free to be themselves and not worry about discovery. Both Vann and Kip have their issues but they deal with them together. They also draw closer to each other. They can be truly open about their wants and needs, something both of them needed to fully start to heal from the way they were forced to live.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I really like this series so far. The world the author is building has both similar and unique outlooks on the shifter world. I look forward to more books.

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

Jace's Justice by Sydney Presley

jacesjustice_exlarge_PNG-210x336Title: Jace’s Justice
Series: Highgate Shifters, #1
Author: Sydney Presley
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (94 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (December 5th, 2014) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Finding yourself isn’t always easy—unless your true mate helps you along the way…

Jace has always felt as though he doesn’t belong, that he’s surplus to requirements, alone and destined to stay that way for the rest of his life. His love for Louie, his true mate, is solid and real, but Louie has never shown Jace that they’re mates, has never given any indication that he wants them to be together. Jace is convinced that fate has got things wrong in pairing them—until a stranger arrives on packland, throwing everything into chaos.

Louie has lived his whole life keeping his distance from Jace—and his emotions. He loves the man with a passion, but knowing Jace might be taken away from him at any moment means Louie has kept his mouth shut. Jace was found on the side of the road as a cub by their alpha, Sergeant, and Louie has always known that one day Jace’s true family will come back to claim him. To save Jace having to make a painful decision—leave Louie or join his family—Louie has remained in the shadows.

But life has a way of changing things, and with the stranger comes knowledge of some terrible things happening on another wolf compound. Things that the Highgate pack feel compelled to fix. The question is, will Jace and Louie mating also change things, or will they remain the same as they’ve always been, forever circling around their love and never admitting it through fear of being hurt?

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-310-5

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/jaces-justice

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Jace is kept himself emotionally distant from everyone in the pack, including the alpha and alpha mate who raised him as their own. He has especially hidden himself from his mate Louie. He had the sense of never really belonging. Little did he know that Louie was hiding from him also for fear of Jace having to one-day choice between his real family and Louis. When Jace’s past finally does show up they each are forced to admit how they truly feel for one another.

Jace and Louie always knew who their mate was, so they never pursued other sexual interests and have stayed virgins. As they start to explore sex together, they each learn what the other likes and wants. The sex scenes are descriptive but not overly explicit. Some are more emotionally charged, then really about the sex itself, in my opinion. Jace and Louie support each other emotionally throughout the book and each make the other a better man. The mate bond helps them to understand their mate and give them what each needs. Louie especially helps Jace connect with himself and others.

I liked this book. The writing was well done and fast paced. I enjoyed how the book was more emotionally driven than just about the sex. It does leave the end on a bit of cliffhanger to find out what happens next in the overall arch of the storyline since this is billed as a series. The supporting characters are interesting and perhaps they will be explored a bit more in future books.

Overall, an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more in this series.

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