Hi guys, we now have Will Parkinson stopping by with his incredible Wet Paint, Will brings along a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway. I added my review and will warn you to buy a pack of tissues… now I am off to read something with a dash of extra fantasy *sniff* enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.
High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out for him, until a chaste kiss at summer camp opens a new world of possibilities. Determined to erase Addy’s insecurities, Benny works to take away his boyfriend’s pain and replace it with love.
When Addy’s past intrudes on their future, it’s going to take everything Benny can muster to show that no matter what – or who – they face, they belong together.
Hiya guys, today we have Jess Buffett by for a visit with her alternative fairytale His Sleeping Beau. Jess brings along a sweet teaser and a fantastic giveaway, we also have Lisa’s review and let me tell you she seems to have fallen in love with this story! Well guys I will leave you to peruse the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
His Sleeping Beau
(Wickedly Ever After 02)
Zanth is a teacher making the best of his life until a chance encounter changes everything for him. It leaves him questioning everything: his life, his family, and his ability to love.
When Guardian Liam is sent to collect his charge and bring him home, the last thing he expected is to discover the young, clueless man is meant to be his. Now he must explain the past to save the future to a man with no knowledge of his worth.
Will a Tribe gain the leader they have waited years for? Does the evil from the past finally receive their vengeance? Or can Liam convince Zanth that apart means death to all but together, they are unstoppable? Categories: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance
Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school.
Giles Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from double cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end.
Warning: Contains showmances, bad parenting, Walter Lucas, and a cappella.
Review: Okay, Heidi-baby is sneaking her angst back in now…but still, if Love Lessons #1 was woven around a Disney fetish, Fever Pitch is practically a musical, in fact that’s how my weird mind started imagining these fellas, moving into a dramatic scene and breaking out in song.
Poor Aaron is always hiding from himself, until he makes the decision to follow a high school tryst, Giles, out to college. He only picks the school because Giles is there, but once he faces him off and is seemingly rebuffed, Aaron makes efforts and has no problem fitting in. Only problem is it isn’t the pre-law crowd that Aaron finds his home with, but the music department, and the a cappella choir. He finds such swift success with the music department that he decides to switch majors but know his father will soon find out and facing that wrath is scary as hell.
Speaking of scary as hell, his roommate truly gave me the creeps along with the “toads” he hangs out with. Cullinan truly did well on the creep factor there! I really don’t’ want to give away the most interesting things about Aaron’s roommate, let’s just say, fuel plus fire can only lead to explosions and not good ones.
And Giles, that damned boy got things so screwed up with Aaron, he can only stand back, and try to be friends. Good thing Giles is a great guy, with very supportive parents to convince him to be patient. They wind up working together on some major musical programs and soon the lust reignites….YAY!
But all this fun and good times can’t last long. Aaron’s dad will discover many truths about his son and behave abhorrently. Thank goodness for good ole, Walter from Love Lessons #1. The moral of this story is to pay it forward. Be a good example for the youth of the next gen, be there for a friend in need. Walter took this to heart and is always there to help both Aaron, Giles and the creepster roommate.
This fever-pitch storyline crescendos into a huge explosive scene dredging up everyone’s past and creating a serious crossroads for all characters involved.
This story has more drama, more angst, and more twist sand turns than book one. I love them both for different reasons, though this one left us hanging with the tasty plot for book three. And I for one can’t wait!
Title: Breaking the Rules Series: Sex in Suburbia, #3 Author: Derek Adams Genre: Contemporary Length: Short Story (32 Pages) ISBN: 978-1-4874-0015-6 Publisher: Extasy Books (August 15, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: When Max and Charlie meet, neither man is in any position to begin a new relationship. Sometimes, however, the only solution is to break all the rules.
The man Max loved has become a hopeless alcoholic. The man Charlie trusted has left him bankrupt and homeless. When they meet, neither man is in any position to start a relationship, but there are times when the only solution is to break all the rules.
Review: This is book three in this series and normally I think it would be better to start with book one. However, with these books they can be read as stand-alone. It was a cute little short story but to short for me to really enjoy. I want to read more about Max and Charlie. They seem to be so far apart in certain parts of their lives, but you come to realize that they have so much more going for them.
Max’s ex-boyfriend and current roommate had griped about the fact that all their landscape workers were not there. Max had informed him that it was because of Ray himself. So he had gone looking for someone to take over the work and came across Charlie. Ray was the man who Max had loved at one time, now he was a mean drunk.
Whereas Charlie had been a man let down by his friend and coworker. He had lost everything including his home and he had been bankrupt. Only looking for work, he ended up finding someone who could make him see the stars. Neither man is in the position to start something but it seems like life has a way of starting it for you.
I felt so bad for these two men, to have lost so much but have the ability to still love. Max’s ex is a total jerk and so was Charlie’s. One man had been living the dream as the other had lost his. It tears you up inside to see that this happens. You feel so much for these two very sexy men and hope that they will reach for each other. I would like to read more about these two men. I loved the story but it was too short to fully enjoy the way it should. It is an easy to story to read on a break, or right before bedtime.
I would recommend reading it. It gives you sexy men, hot and passionate sex, mean drunks, and the backbone to stand up for what you believe.
Title: Wanting It Raw Series: This is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection Author: Hunter Raines Genre: Contemporary/ Sports/ BDSM (light) Length: Novella (57 Pages) ISBN: 978-1-61124-650-6 Publisher: Amber Quill Press (August 17, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Winning a gold medal is the goal…but losing everything is Daniel Lecce’s reality…
After an accident shattered his knee and his figure-skating career, Daniel gave up hope of ever going to the Olympics. And then he met a man who knew exactly what he needed: a firm hand, a hard whip, and someone to believe in him. But any success he’s had since then has been a fluke. He should have never qualified for the 2014 Olympic Games, and Daniel knows it. Worse, now that he’s lost his Dom, the best he can hope for is not to fall flat on his face in front of the esteemed judges, and the entire world.
But one man has learned Daniel’s secret. A brilliant choreographer, Matthew Hasek knows Daniel needs much more than a dazzling routine to succeed on the ice. Determined to show he can replace everything Daniel thinks he lost, Matthew issues an invitation he hopes the athlete can’t resist.
Daniel can’t ignore the wickedly sexy vibe he gets from his new choreographer. But can he let his guard down and trust Matthew with his body on the eve of the most important day of his life? Or will he lose more than the competition in the process?
Review: This is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection and they can be read as a standalone. They are really cute short stories that will capture your attention and keep it there till the end. However, it left me wanting more.
I want to hear more about Daniel and Matthew. They seem so full of passion when they get there. Like if you were in the room you would be burned all the way to the soul. I am not really one that can get in to BDSM but when they are these light ones, it just seems to leave you all hot and bothered.
Daniel is a figure skater who has lost his edge. He was bound for the Olympics then he was injured in a car accident. Here they were coming up to another round of Olympics and he just wasn’t too sure he could get it right. Three weeks ago, his master told him to get lost and never come back leaving him even more lost then before. Now a sexy man stood before him wanting him to be what he needs to be. He needs to be dominated.
Matthew knew from the moment he saw Daniel that he wanted him. He also knew the young man had lost his edge and would more than likely lose the medal. He knew that he could help, but it was up to Daniel to accept his offer. He wanted him for more than just a sub though, he wanted him for life.
It was a cute story that needed to be longer. I want to see where they go from here. I want to learn more about what makes these two gorgeous men tick.
I would recommend reading this if you love two gorgeous and sexy men and a hot dominate scene. It was missing nothing but length to me. It was told with such passion and fire that it made me want to just dwell into the rest of Hunter’s stories. It seemed like you were right there in the room with them, watching it happen and wishing for more.
Blurb: Billy has always been a loner, and a wild one at that. After being bitten by a ferocious wolf, his need for solitude becomes even greater. He can’t get a handle on the wild forces now running through him. He makes the best of it by carving out a territory in the Canadian wilderness, but he’s far from happy with his lot in this strange, new life.
Luc knows Billy is just the guy he’s looking for. His small pack is made up of men who are special even among Weres. Their ability to control the elements — air, earth, fire, and water — makes them uniquely qualified to act as guardians. But presently there are only three, and they need Billy to complete them or else Luc will lose much more than his position as alpha.
It’ll take a lot of fast-talking and hot sex to convince Billy that his rightful place is in their pack, but first the Wild Ones will have to catch him…
Review: This was an amazing story and I sure do hope that there is more to it. I want to hear more about these four sexy men. Sex between two men is hot. Three is erotic but four men sets the sheets on fire. I have not read many stories where there are four men that are in a relationship although this story has a little more background to it. Even though it was not long enough for my liking, it was amazing how Kira could make a short story have so much detail and passion in it.
Billy had been bitten by a werewolf and changed. He thought he was a monster and that he was the only one there was which is strange since he had to be bitten to become one. He hunted what he could and only those that could fight back. He didn’t want to lose his humanity at the same time. He did not want to be the way he is, but he knew he could never go back to his previous life.
Luc is the Alpha of the spirit wolves and knew that Billy was the perfect one for him and his pack. They needed a fourth spirit wolf to make themselves complete however if Billy choose wrong it would be the death of them both. Now all he had to do is to convince Billy that this was what he needed and what he wanted.
I am telling you that when they catch him and make him watch them going at it I thought my whole place was going to go up in flames. It was amazing and very hot and I want more of it.
I would recommend reading this story especially if you love not one, not two, not even three but four sexy men, werewolves, hot and passionate sex, excitement, danger, suspense and just a touch of danger. It gave me that and so much more.
Title: Dustin and the Diplomat Series: Star Cadets, #2 Author: Jade Astor Genre: Futuristic/ Paranormal/ Aliens Length: Short Story (20 Pages) ISBN: 978-1-940756-35-6 Publisher: Dark Hollow Press (April 7, 2014) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Cadet Dustin Ezerus is thrilled when he learns that his hero, intergalactic ambassador Praex Gallilu, is passing through the quadrant. Better yet, he’s stopping at the academy to offer a lecture and accept an honorary degree. Dustin wastes no time in getting himself appointed to show Ambassador Gallilu around. If things work out the way he hopes, he’ll be showing their distinguished guest more than just the academy’s architectural features.
What he has in mind involves a much more intimate introduction to the student body…or at least one body in particular!
Review: This is book two in this series and they should be read in order. It gives you an insight into their amazing world and the reason for why they do the things they do. I thought that this was a very good short story however I for one wished it was longer. It would have made an excellent story if it had been. I would love to know what happens when Dustin graduates and starts his career.
Dustin is a star cadet and has been fascinated by his hero. He had read about him from schoolbooks, learned about him from his older brother and just tried to learn as much as he could about Intergalactic Ambassador Praex. He had always wanted to meet him, well he wanted to do more to the man then just meet him but those are dreams or so he thought. He was asked by his teacher to be Praex’s assistant while he was there. His dreams didn’t even begin to be what he expected. Praex’s was gorgeous and very sexy. Praex’s also wanted him just as much as he wanted him.
This was a cute short story and I wanted to read more. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. It shows me it has great expectations. I can tell that it will be a great series.
I would recommend reading it especially if you love paranormal, aliens, futuristic, sexy men, excitement, and adventure.
Title: Project Snowflake Series: This is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection Author: Heidi Champa Genre: Contemporary Length: Novella (74 Pages) ISBN: 978-1-61124-649-0 Publisher: Amber Quill Press (July 30, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart: ♥♥♥3Hearts Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Brenton Tyler never intended to fall in love with his co-worker, TV weatherman Spencer Allen. And he certainly never planned to say those three little words so quickly. But, now that he’s done both, things start to look a little cloudy. Instead of saying “I love you” back to Brenton, Spencer ends things, informing Brenton that he’s leaving town for a better job in a bigger city.
When a blizzard traps both men at the television station overnight, one last tryst together makes things even more complicated and leaves Brenton with a tough choice. Should he let the man he loves breeze out of his life forever, or should he hold onto the hope that they can weather the storm and get back to sunny skies?
Review: This title is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection. They can be read as a standalone story. For me the story was too short and missed something for me to truly love it. I wished that it had told about when they had come together, but I understood it after reading it.
Spencer and Brenton worked together and had been seeing each other for just a few months. Then Spencer had decided to take another job in Chicago and knew leaving would be hard.
Brenton was in love with Spencer and had planned on telling him. However, he ends up with a bigger surprise for Spencer is moving to another state. Brenton didn’t get the “I love you” back from him, just a broken heart. Can Spencer fix it before time runs out or will he leave the man he has fallen in love with.
I thought it was a really cute little story and look forward to reading more in this collection. I was not too happy with the way Spencer handled it, but did love the way the ending came out. It made for a nice story to read right before bedtime though. It was really written well and the way it turned out was great. Heidi has a gift at giving you a story that seems like it happens in real life. She brings it out just the way a relationship would work.
I loved the characters although I love Brenton more. Spencer did surprise me in the end.
Title: The One I Choose Author: DH Starr Genre: Contemporary Romance Length: Novella (90 pages) Publisher: Wilde City Press (September 19th 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts Reviewer: Tams Blurb: Cal and Rhys have been together for three years. Having met and lived together in New York City, their lives were travelling along the same path. That is, until Rhys started working for a jealous chef and got blacklisted in the culinary world of New York City. They move to Boston, Cal using his inheritance to purchase a restaurant for Rhys to get a fresh start. Cal’s biggest challenge is figuring out how to balance work and Rhys. Struggling to make the right choices, will Cal figure out how to accomplish both things without hurting the man he loves?
Review: Cal and Rhys gave up their lives in New York to move to Boston and start over after Rhys was blacklisted by a fellow chef at his former job. Cal would do anything to make Rhys happy, so it was a no brainer for him when the opportunity to open a restaurant for Rhys in Reading MA presented itself to them. Rhys, however, wasn’t nearly as enthralled with the idea of pulling up roots and leaving their family and friends behind.
What was supposed to be a fresh start for them, starting a new life and a new joint business venture winds up being more of a curse than a blessing. Cal has to devote a lot of time to remodelling and working on getting the restaurant ready to open, while Rhys is left home, alone. The relationship suffers as a result. Cal has to admit to himself that he has in fact been a little bit selfish, uprooting their lives and relocating them here all in an effort to make life better for Rhys, only making life harder with the separation. Rhys has to realize that sometimes in life you have to make changes and sacrifices to reach a larger goal.
This was just a sugary sweet, sexy read about sacrifice, change and moving forward, together. Cal not only has to contend with his own self-doubt that is only squashed by his need to get the restaurant open and ready. He loves Rhys more than anything. But, he’s so focused on the big picture, he misses a few little portraits along the way. And Rhys doesn’t adjust well, going from a life full of friends and family in New York where he and Cal spent a lot of quality time together to the loneliness he feels everyday in Boston. He lashes out at the only person there to listen, Cal.
It was interesting to see the way they balanced things in their relationship. In the beginning, it was almost as if they fought just so they could have make up sex, but that was the jest of their time together. The story was a little repetitive at times, with Cal having to constantly repeat his intentions, but overall it was a fun read. And the ending left a huge smile on my face.
If you are looking for something fun and romantic with lots of steamy sex and a very happy ending, this is definitely the short story for you!
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
Hi peeps, we now have K.C. Wells popping in with her newest release Confetti, Cakes, and Confessions, there’s a brilliant giveaway where you can win your very own copy and my review to enjoy. Enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Confetti, Cakes, and Confessions
Tony Porter and Marc Powell had lived in the same house for the past eight years, since their single parents moved in together. When Tony’s mother Marie and Marc’s father Dennis decide to tie the knot at last, it should be an occasion of great joy for everyone. Except all Marc can think about is having to spend the next two weeks with the young man he’s been in love with since he was sixteen.
Tony feels so torn about Marc coming home from college. He keeps telling himself that it’s wrong to feel this way about him. After all, in two weeks’ time they’ll be related. So when the two young men are thrown together to prepare for the wedding, tensions rise and discoveries are made.
It’s going to be a very long two weeks, and a wedding that no one will ever forget.
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult
Hiya guys, today we have T.A. Chase popping in to introduce you to Walking in the Rain her newest book in the Rags to Riches series, T.A. chats about the Rags to Riches series and we have Cat’s review, so enjoy the post <3 ~Pixie~
Sometimes fate brings us the right person to make our world perfect.
Dayton VanHooren is a United States senator who doesn’t really like his job. He’s been too busy to date, much less pick anyone up for sex. Being openly gay means he doesn’t have to worry about scandal, but he’s looking for something more than a good time.
Mickey O’Leary can barely think, he’s so exhausted. Working three jobs to help pay his brother’s hospital bills keeps him going and helps him forget about how lonely he is. Mickey would like to meet a nice guy who won’t run at the first hint of Mickey’s problems.
A wedding reception and a thunderstorm are catalysts to bring these two men together. What can they do when they discover the perfect man for them but fall in love?
Hi guys, we have Torquere Press’s Julia Talbot visiting today with her latest release Georgia Knights, Julia also brings along a tasty teaser and there’s a great giveaway. We’ve added Cat’s review so we hope you enjoy the post… Click that Rafflecopter link! <3 ~Pixie~
When anthropologist Georgia Cortez heads to rural Georgia from New Mexico, she’s on the trail of a juicy old legend. Haley Falls seems like just the place for old-time ghost stories and spooky hauntings, but she’s on the hunt for something far rarer, a survival of an old sect of medieval knights.
Caid and Alton are Haley Fall natives, and they used to be best friends. A falling out years ago ended in them not speaking, even after Alt left town and returned older, if not wiser. They unite when it comes to a nosy scholar like Georgia picking apart their heritage, and putting their whole town in danger. When boys meet girl, though, they decide wooing is far better than scaring the lady off, and they set about distracting Georgia in the best way.
While their three way romance heats up, so does the intrigue in Haley Falls, until the three of them are facing a danger far worse than falling in love with each other.
Title: The Wolf and His Moon Prince Series: Yamato, #1 Author: Angelique Voisen Genre: Erotic Gay Romance, Historical, Paranormal, Vampires, Werewolves Length: Novella (75 Pages) ISBN: 978-1-63258-201-0 Publisher: BookStrand Publishing (August 21st, 2014) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: A werewolf and a hard soldier, Rin is the right man for the right job. Tasked with bringing back the fabled Moon Princess for the crown prince of Yamato, Rin is delighted when the princess turns out to be a prince. Rin is used to training potential royal playthings for his master, but Midori baffles him. Both Rin’s human half and wolf half badly want Midori and it’s a supreme test of his will to surpass his desire for the prince’s future plaything.
Crass and forceful, Midori is initially skeptical of Rin, but he can’t deny his scorching attraction to the steely-eyed soldier. When he starts falling for his captor, Midori realizes it’s not a royal prince he wants, but his stubborn wolf. But will Rin be able to set aside his duty in order to fight for what’s rightfully his?
Review: This is book one in this series and you should start by reading it first. It usually gives a person an idea on what their lives are like and why they do the things they do. At first, I was not too sure that I would like this story, but once I got a little more into it, I was fascinated. It was missing something I can’t think about to make it absolutely perfect. However, it was a really great story and I am glad to have had a chance to read it.
Rin is a soldier and friends with the crown prince of Yamato. When his best friend asks him to go retrieve a princess for his harem Rin of course accepts. However, he was quite surprised that the princess was in fact a prince. A very sexy man that he wanted himself. He was to train him how to behave for his prince, but he went a little farther than that. He fell in love with Midori.
Midori had not wanted to leave his home knowing that by the time he would be allowed to go home his father would pass on. However he found himself drawn to the sexy soldier and wanted only him. He pleaded to Rin to keep him, but he knew it was up to Rin to stand up to his prince. He just prayed his man would do the right thing.
It was missing that special piece that would make this an absolute favorite story. However, I was quite pleased with it.
I would recommend reading this story especially if you love paranormals, a little bit historical, sexy men, gorgeous werewolves, feisty mates, excitement, adventure and a bit of suspense.
Hey guys, we have Tempeste O’Riley visiting today with her newest release Temptations of Desire and she is celebrating with a brilliant giveaway and sharing a little of this fabulous story. Tams is completely in love with this series and has provided a wonderful review so I want you all to enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Temptations of Desire
Desires Entwined, 03
Alexander James Noble is a gender fluid gay man who gave up on finding Mister Right a long time ago. He’s not asking for much, though. He just wants a guy who loves all of him and appreciates his feminine form too.
At the local LGBTQ center where Alex regularly volunteers, he meets Dal Sayer, an officer of the Milwaukee PD. Because he’s been rejected one too many times, Alex doesn’t trust the huge cop and the interest he shows in him, but once Dal sets his mind on something, he goes all out. Pushing aside his preconceived notions, Alex opens up just a little and soon caves.
From their first date—while dealing with his father’s failing health and his parents’ demands for him to settle down and have children—Dal never takes his eyes off his goal of making Alex his. But proving to Alex he isn’t like all the men who couldn’t see him for who he truly was and only wanted to hide him away is harder than he thought.
Title: Beyond Clockwork Series: N/A Author: Jennifer Cierra Length: Novella (71 pages) Publisher: JMS (October 8th, 2013) Heat Level: None Heart Rating: 3 Hearts Reviewer: Lisa Blurb: Pinocchio never had to deal with rusty gears. He probably never had to deal with broken hearts, either.
In the city of the Young Queens, magic abounds alongside mechanics. Terrin Shore, the Clockmaker of the southern slums, likes to consider himself a master craftsman, but he can’t deny that his dolls are endowed with a certain veracity. He stopped making wind-up toys years ago, yet his dolls still move, speaking and interacting with such grace and humanity that he is tempted to forget they’re false. He makes a living from his skills, selling dolls to aristocrats and nobles with gold to spare.
Ian is Terrin’s most lifelike doll. Crafted in such detail that he can pass for human at a casual glance, he was made in the image of Terrin’s closest friend, master thief Christiansen Townsend. Ian, however, is not Christiansen. He has a personality and attitude of his own, along with a rebellious streak. Despite his artificiality, he is head over heels in love with Terrin. Still, he knows how unlikely it is a doll-maker will fall in love with a doll.
When Christiansen is injured while fleeing from the city’s peacekeeping officers, Ian has a choice to make. Does he stand back and let Christiansen be submitted to the Young Queens’ justice, where the thief will likely be executed? Or will he sacrifice himself for Terrin’s and Christiansen’s happily ever after? And is that even what Terrin really wants?
Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=932 Review: Well this is one very strange book, but I kind of liked it. Funny to think that fairy tales of one can be fairy tales to another. It is about a toy maker and his toys. One in particular, Ian, is the most lifelike doll he had ever made, one that resembled a man Terrin had thought he truly loved. Terrin had realized that he didn’t love
Christiansen but that he loved Ian. However, he made Ian to have his own mind and feelings. What he hadn’t realized was that Ian wanted him. When the dangers from the Queens, wanting Christiansen dead, Ian realized that to give Terrin, what he thought he wanted, he would give up his life so that Christiansen could live. Terrin didn’t tell Ian that it was him who he wanted. Saving Ian, destroying the Queens, was the only way to he had to go.
Like I said, it was different, but worth checking out.
Title: L.A. Masquerade Series: Action, #10.5 Author: G.A. Hauser Length: Novella (25 Pages) Publisher: The GA Hauser Collection, LLC. (June 8th, 2011) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts Reviewer: Lisa Blurb: A costume party in July? For the men of Hauser’s Erotic Universe, anything goes. Please enjoy this refreshing sexual romp with characters you have grown to love and enjoy from G.A. Hauser’s Action! Series. See if you can guess who is who behind the masks.
Product Link: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-lamasquerade-561824-145.html Review: Talk about steaming hot.
They all wear mask, but their partners of course know who they are. You have Stud and Blaze, Pretty-Man and Top Dog, Been-Rescued and Rescue-Me, Hoser and Leave-em, Five-Oh and Fuzz, Born-to-Rule and Sub-verted, Hot-Lips and Z…What a party, with sexy men. Add in one waiter and a man with a camera and what do you have…trouble.
So who is behind the mask? Pretty good book even if it is too short. It is a very good short action story.
Title: Husband Hunters Series: N/A Author: Rick R. Reed Genre: Contemporary Length: Novel (208 pages) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 01, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts Blurb: You never know where the love of your life might turn up.
When Matt Connelly suggests to his best buddy Cody Mook that they head to downtown Seattle to audition for the gay reality TV show Husband Hunters, both agree the experience might be a lark and a chance to grab their fifteen minutes of fame. What they don’t know is that the show, modeled after HGTV’s House Hunters, will open doors of longing neither expected. For Matt, the secret love he has long harbored for Cody might be thrust into the spotlight. Cody might realize his search for his perfect-forever-man extends no farther than the man who’s always been at his side.
Husband Hunters promises laughter, tears, and, just maybe, a happy ever after. Will Cody and Matt’s story be one of best-friends-to-lovers—or an outright disaster?
Review: Matt Connelly and Cody Mook are best friends. One day Matt suggests that they try out for the show, Husband Hunters. Cody is reluctant to do so but with Matt’s encouragement, he caves and agrees to tryout.
Matt has been in love with Cody for a long time but is terrified to tell him for fear of losing Cody all together. He would rather have him as a friend than not have him in his life at all.
I have personally never liked dating game shows, as I don’t think it’s possible to truly get to know each other in a short amount of time to think this is the one and marry them. But I understood the need for Matt’s feelings to finally to come out so he could move on and find someone else or be with Cody.
A story of one man having feelings for his best friend and his best friend not knowing. It was heartbreaking to see how Matt was affected every time Cody went and talked to him about his one-night stands.
Beautiful descriptions of the mountain scenery. Matt and Cody seemed to feel for each other a lot more than what they were saying especially Cody. But as with most things you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. This was what happened to Cody.
Well written with drama all throughout. Great read.
Title: Secrets Series: Full Nelson, #1 Author: Jeff Erno Genre: Mystery/ Suspense Length: Novel (190 pages) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 03, 2014) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts Blurb: Detective Chris Nelson and his husband Ethan are about to go on a weekend getaway to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. Instead, a case comes in for Chris. The brutally murdered body of a swim coach at the local military academy was found in the pool. Seventeen-year-old cadet Alex has already confessed. It looks like an open and shut case.
However, when Chris interviews Alex and reviews the forensics, he becomes convinced Alex is innocent. Searching for the truth behind the actual murderer and why Alex would take the fall, Chris follows a trail through a series of students. He discovers they all experienced sexual abuse at the hands of the murdered swim coach. Digging deep, Chris finds further links between the school administration and the district attorney’s office covering up the allegations. When he finally solves the case, it will blow the conspiracy wide open.
Review: Detective Chris Nelson is given a murder case to look into on the weekend of his anniversary with Ethan. After reviewing the files, he realizes that a lot of things don’t make sense so he proceeds to investigate it to get to the truth and to prove that the accused, Alex, is innocent.
Alex is a senior at a prestigious military school who admits to killing the swim coach. But further evidence shows that he didn’t do it and that something sinister is going on at the school.
Well written, intense, nonstop action into a supposed open and shut case. With twists and turns, I never saw coming. Just when you think, you’ve figured things out something else turns up to make you rethink your assumption. Loved the dedication the detective showed to finding out the truth. Then when you think it’s the end something else happens.
Absolutely amazing mystery story. I was on the edge of my seat while reading this, as I didn’t want to stop until the very end. Heartbreaking details of abused trust. Cover ups by the school, deceit by people who should’ve been protecting the students.
Blurb: Angel DeLucca is one of the most sought after gay bachelors in Virginia Beach. He’s smart successful, lethal, and more than anything he’s drop dead gorgeous. Angel has his pick of the men that come to his popular Oceanfront nightclub, but lately the one night stands haven’t been enough…Angel craves something deeper. When a one-night hook-up goes terribly wrong, Angel comes into contact with the breathtaking Maximus (Max) Strong.
Max is a firefighter for the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Max is beautiful, charming, and also very straight. One meeting with the mysteriously, sexy Angel DeLucca and a whiff of that silky, jet black hair, Max finds himself questioning everything he’s known to be true about himself. Max tries desperately to understand the new feelings he has for another man and turns to his gay, older brother…Ryker.
Ryker has always been Max’s protector and his guide their entire lives, which has left him feeling uncared for and alone to handle his own life’s problems. Ryker craves to be taken care of. He craves the attention and praise of a Master. No one knows the dark desires within him until Angel’s Chief of Security, Sebastian ‘Bass’ Bagatelli, shatters that secret with their first intense encounter.
How will Angel win the heart of the straight firefighter that was tailor-made just for him? Will Max be able to continue denying his feelings for another man? Can Ryker and Bass get through their personal issues to take and receive what they both need from each other? Or will they each give up on a happiness that appears too good to be true?
These men’s stories will unravel in a whirlwind of romance, BDSM, revelations, lots of action and very hot sex, co-starring very entertaining supporting characters.
The one consistent thing that keeps coming to mind is OH MY GOSH! This book has everything I could possibly want in a story. It is sectioned into three parts allowing you to meet each set of characters and focus on the situation at present. This set-up was new to me. However, it made the storyline flow smoothly from one to the next.
The first part was about Max, the gorgeous firefighter, and Angel, the club owner. They meet when the club has trouble and the fire department is called in. One look at each other from across the room causes sparks to fly. These two men are beautiful with their muscled bodies, six-packs, and tanned skin. They each have tattoos that represent something special in their life. Angel has hair down to his waist that he usually keeps braided, but it is thick and shiny and does something to Max when left down. Both, Angel and Max, want to find true love. They both are looking for happy ever after with a forever partner.
They find out quickly they both want the same things and it’s easy to see they are a perfect match. Their relationship takes off fast and I would consider it insta-love. So, if that is not your thing you have been warned, but I like this scenario in a story. They are very sincere and so passionate with each other.
Right from the beginning, Angel referred to Max as “his man,” and I fell in love with Angel myself. I really enjoy when an author shows the characters have passion and feelings and they are not afraid to express it. The reader is taken on a powerful journey where you really feel, at times, like an intruder. Their sex scenes and lovemaking are extremely hot and intense. The author is very good at putting you right there, in the scene, giving you a front row seat. You can see and feel what the characters are experiencing.
At times, I felt almost panicky, probably from holding my breath, as their sex scenes played out. They are so honest and open with their feelings for each other and even though it moved quickly, it didn’t take away from the story. I particularly enjoy a plot that allows the MC’s to own their feelings.
I’ve been known to get bored with a story that drags you along until close to the end for a resolution. I don’t like when the characters spend half the book in denial or running scared from each other. That is not the case here. They were beautiful together and I really enjoyed it.
The next section is about Max’s brother, Ryker, and his partner that he has a connection too. Sebastian/Bass works for Angel as his head security. So when Ryker comes to visit Max, he is also introduced to Bass. There is some BDSM in this section but it is very minor. It’s not really the focus of the story even though it is the focus of how their relationship will be. Bass is a Master Dom and Ryker has craved that type of connection and lifestyle for as long as he can remember. Bass has wanted a sub, someone who he could claim as his own, love forever, take care of and honour their relationship. They are perfect for each other, as they both want the same things.
The third part brings them all together living their lives and doing everyday things. This part has some angst and drama but it’s handled and resolved fairly quickly. Angel’s father is called in to help sort out the trouble, and he brings along his seal team for support and help.
A.E. Via has written a beautiful story, hitting on many details that I like to read. For me, it had every possible element I could want. It has humour and laughter. Tears of pain and tears of joy. We have beautiful people inside and out. There are fireman and navy seals. I mean, good grief, what else is better than that combination?
This is the first book the author has published, but since has added many more to her catalogue. IMO, being the first one, I think she done a wonderful job. There are a couple pretty amazing things that happen in the end that will have you smiling from ear to ear.
I recommend this to anyone who loves passion, great sex, laughter and every day, real life characters that will leave you breathless and wanting more.
Cat’s Review: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Angel DeLucca is a hot, sexy successful bar owner. He is tired of one offs and hook-ups. He wants to meet his one and only. A disgruntled hook-up pulls the fire alarm as he is being escorted out on a busy holiday night. The moment the hot firefighter walks in Angel knows he is the one. The trouble is Max is straight.
Max is ready to settle down and find his soul mate. He is tired of failed relationships and can’t figure out why he isn’t happy with any women he has been with. Then by chance he meets Angel and his entire world is changed with a false alarm.
This is a really good story with some awesome characters. A.E Via can really do hot, sexy, intriguing men well. In this book, we sort of have a collage of stories. The first part of the book we meet Angel and Max. This section is basically their meeting and getting together and I warn you it’s hot, sexy and sensual.
Then we get a bonus in part two with Max’s bother Ryder and Angel’s head of security and best friend Sebastian. Bass is a master Dom but he too is tired of looking for the perfect sub. After having his heart broken and the sub he that was his cheat he has remained celibate and out of the clubs until he finds his perfect sub.
In walks Ryder with Max, and Bass knows Ryder is his. But, does Ryder, tough take charge protector of max, know he is a sub?
As if all this isn’t enough in part three we get all of these relationships wrapped up in an explosive plot twist.
I will say for me the book started of slow and I was a bit unsure of all these love at first sight romances going on. But I loved the characters and the interaction and struggle of them trying to work through their issues. I would have liked a bit more of the bdsm scenes with Ryker and Bass. I thought they were smokin hot together. I loved the plot action and Angels Dad and crew. I would have loved to have seen this earlier in the book with a little more action. There were so many great men introduced near the end I am excited to see whose story is next! I can’t wait.
If you like sexy bar owners, firefighters, Dom/Sub relationships, secret agents and a twist. Oh don’t forget some sizzling hot man-sex! Someone bring out the hot firefighter!
Blurb: Wick Templeton and Ned Harris have grown quite comfortable in the life they’ve built together. So comfortable—in fact—that when Ned decided to go cross-country to check on an old friend of his, Wick can’t bear to be apart from him and tags along.
Yeah, that’s the story Wick gives. In reality, Wick doesn’t share and he just wants to make sure this old friend understands that.
Three days to spend not jealously watching over his lover’s every move—at a campground in Flagstaff, Arizona, no less. How much trouble could Wick possibly find?
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Review: Can I have more hearts please? I LOOOOOVVVVVVED this book.
This is the third bonus book in the Pulp Friction 2014 collection. In case you don’t know what the pulp Friction Collection is, it is four authors that each has a series that sort of blends with the others. Each series is set in Mountain Shadows campgrounds in Flagstaff. Each series can be read alone, but works better if you read the entire collection in order for full impact. Each Author has included a bonus book this year also.
Haven’s Bonus brings us more Wick. In case you haven’t read any of last year’s Pulp Friction, you should read Wicked Ways. I absolutely loved this book, but I may be biased since I adored Wick so much.
Ned is going to Mountain shadows to check on a friend. Wick is tagging along on the pretext of watching Ned’s back but in a way he may be a bit jealous since Ned isn’t divulging anything. Al he is saying is that when Banyu checked on the Cannon situation for Chance he noticed a friend was there he needed to see about.
This story is full of action, and some hot sex, from the trip to Mountain shadows, to the very end. I love how it is almost like watching a movie the descriptions are so good.
If you like sarcastic, full of them self, sexy and dangerous men, burn the page man-sex, drama, suspense, and super-secret agents this book is for you.
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