Assassins Save People Too by S.C. Wynne

S.C. Wynne - Assassins Save People Too Cover 48rmfkTitle: Assassins Save People Too

Series: Assassins in Love 03

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novella (124 Pages)

Publisher: Wynne Wynne Publishing (November 25, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: So much for retirement.

Now that my psycho arch enemy Julio is dead, my big plan was to slowly stop taking jobs and wind down into retirement with Dillon. Partly that decision was because my heart’s not in the job anymore, but mostly it’s because I did a dumb thing and fell in love with the guy in 39D. But it’s too late to turn back now, I can’t imagine my life without Dillon in it.

Unfortunately, my good friend Ronin just got grabbed by Julio’s successor. I owe Ronin too much to turn my back on him. I need to get to Germany ASAP and save his ass, like he’s saved mine many times before.

The problem is, Dillon refuses to stay behind. How am I going to rescue my best friend, and keep the love of my life alive too? Dillon’s a civilian. He has no idea the level of violence and danger ahead of us. He doesn’t understand that with him along, the chances of me dying are much higher.

I may not it out alive this time, but one things for sure, Dillon will. I’ll see to that.

ISBN: B07Z28P4T2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ronin has been abducted and Gianni needed their help. Marc would do anything to get his friend back but had not intended for Dillon to help. They were going to rescue a friend from a crazy ass bitch. However there are traitors among them. The problem is Ronin and Marc are assassins, but Dillon and Gianni are not. So what does an assassin do when their boyfriends want to help.

This is one of those series that you have to read them back to back with no time in between. It just jumps right into the action without any warning. Also these guys might be cute but damn they have more problems then a shrink can get to. Neither one seems to trust the other although they say different. Marc is a complete asshat to Dillon and Gianni. He had called in for some help but all these big bad assassins are missing one small item, a young college age looking delivery driver. The story is jumbled up and I didn’t care for the dual voices in the story. One minute it is Marc talking then the next it is Dillon, and lets face it, it just does not work out the way it should have.

There is a lot of danger and suspense going on but it went to fast. I just could not connect at all with this story and to be honest I could not really stand it. I will say that it is a good story but the way it is told not so much. I will say that it will probably not be read more than once.

Chaser by Rick R. Reed Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Chaser

(Chaser 01)
by

Rick R. Reed

Caden DeSarro is what they call a chubby chaser. He likes his guys with a few extra pounds on them. So when he meets Kevin Dodge in a bar bathroom, he can’t help but stare. As far as Caden is concerned, Kevin is physically perfect: a stocky bearded blond. But Caden gets tongue-tied and misses his chance.

When Caden runs into Kevin one night on the el train, he figures it’s fate offering him a second shot. Caden manages to get invited back to Kevin’s place for a one-night stand that turns into the kind of relationship he’s dreamed about.

But the course of true love never runs smoothly—Kevin and Caden’s romance is no exception. When Caden returns from a few weeks away on business, Kevin surprises him with a new and “improved” body—one that fits Caden’s shallow friend Bobby’s ideal, but not Caden’s. Caden doesn’t know what to do, and his hesitation is just the opportunity Bobby was looking for.

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Shots On Goal by Amy Aislin Release Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Shots On Goal

(Stick Side 03)
by

Amy Aislin

Recently traded to the newly formed Vermont Trailblazers, professional hockey player Roman Kinsey needs to focus on helping the team win games and filling the stands, not on the blond, bespectacled part-timer who works at the library he volunteers at. He knows all too well that outing himself equals heartache and ridicule…or worse.

Cody Evans, psych major and grad school hopeful, notices everything and thinks too much. But he doesn’t know what to think when he sees Roman reading to kids. The rugged hockey player just doesn’t look like the type. But it stirs something in him, something he’s never felt before.

When the library is threatened with closure, Cody enlists Roman’s help. As they get to know each other better…much, much better…they realize that they have more in common than books. But Roman’s keeping a big part of himself from his team, and giving in to his feelings for Cody might be more than he’s willing to risk.

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The Wayward Prince by Hanna Dare

Hanna Dare - The Wayward Prince Cover nsmd76tgTitle: The Wayward Prince

Series: Mind + Machine 02

Author: Hanna Dare

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (229pgs)

Publisher: Hanna Dare (November 13, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Spaceships, daring heists, and interstellar intrigue.

Since murderous AIs drove humanity from Earth more than a century before, people have been rebuilding civilization. That doesn’t mean the galaxy is anywhere close to being civilized.

A liar and a scoundrel – and he’s the good guy.

The thing that Captain Sebastian Garcia values most of all is his ship, The Wayward Prince, and like most of his possessions, it’s something that he stole. Now the ship’s original owner has found Sebastian and he’s looking to collect what he’s owed.

When you want something stolen, call a professional.

Ren is someone Sebastian never expected to see again, and the one he never could forget. But Ren’s not offering forgiveness. Unless Sebastian can pull off an impossible heist on a distant planet he’ll lose everything – including a second chance with the man he once betrayed and still cares for.

ISBN: B07K1P459H

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really liked the MC’s, Sebastian and Ren, in this story. They are well matched yet different at the same time. The whole book had me hooked from start to finish as we travelled along with the crew as they traversed through dangerous situations and some intense scenes as well.

I liked that even though these two MC’s backstory together was messy it was not as drawn out as I thought it would have been. This was a fascinating tale with plenty of intrigue to keep the readers attention. I found myself immersed in the story quickly.

Ren enlists Sebastian and his crew to find a gem that was stolen from his planet. In return he will remove the bounty on Sebastian and the ship as well as give them credits. Sebastian agrees to help but things are not as they seem when they get going.

Great read.

Taking Shield Boxset by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Taking Shield Box Set

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Anna Butler

Hate buying books in a series until the whole thing is done? Then check out the Rainbow Award-winning Taking Shield series, just released as an e-book boxed set. Not only do you get the entire series, there’s a very nice saving on the cost of the individual books! Anna’s dropped in today to tell us more.

About Taking Shield

Earth’s a dead planet, dark for thousands of years; lost for so long no one even knows where the solar system is. Her last known colony, Albion, has grown to be regional galactic power in its own right. But its drive to expand and found colonies of its own has threatened an alien race, the Maess, against whom Albion is now fighting a last-ditch battle for survival in a war that’s dragged on for generations.

Taking Shield charts the missions and adventures of Shield Captain Bennet, scion of a prominent military family. Bennet, also an analyst with the Military Strategy Unit, uncovers crucial data about the Maess to help with the war effort. Against the demands of his family’s ‘triple goddess’ of Duty, Honour and Service, is set Bennet’s relationships with lovers and family—his difficult relationship with his long term partner, Joss; his estrangement from his father, Caeden, the commander of Fleet’s First Flotilla; and Fleet Lieutenant Flynn, who, over the course of the series, develops into Bennet’s main love interest.

Over the Taking Shield arc, Bennet will see the extremes to which humanity’s enemies, and his own people, will go to win the war. Some days he isn’t able to tell friend from foe. Some days he doubts everything, including himself, as he strives to ensure Albion’s victory. And some days he isn’t sure, any longer, what victory looks like.

More information and background on the Shield Universe here

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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.

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.

Akasha Sanatorium by K.M. Neuhold & Michele Notaro

Title: Akasha Sanatorium

Series: Malachi Brothers, Beyond the Veil 01

Author: K.M. Neuhold & Michele Notaro

Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts

Length: Novella (169pgs)

Publisher: K.M. Neuhold & Michele Notaro (October 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Xander~

My brother Leo and I are exactly like most people—we do what we can to scrape by, we watch each other’s backs, and we fight about stupid stuff… but there is one tiny thing that’s a bit strange about us. We see ghosts. Well, I see ghosts, he only hears them.

Our mother told me when I was young that I had a gift and that it was my duty to use that gift to help others. So that’s what I’ve done. I’ve dedicated my life to helping spirits find their way to the other side. But between meeting a really cute guy who happens to be a ghost, and heading to a haunted sanatorium for a week, I’m starting to think I may be in a little over my head. Something isn’t right at Akasha Sanatorium and for the first time, I’m actually kind of terrified.

Leo~

Being able to hear ghosts sounds cool, but the reality of it is that there’s constant whispers. Everywhere I go there are voices, and all I want is to have some peace and quiet. My brother has no idea that I’ve been haunted by a ghost every day for the last three years. He’s always there, always talking, always following me around. He hides from Xander and drives me crazy.

My brother convinced me to film some stupid paranormal investigations show. I hate it, but he loves it, so I go along with his harebrained plan. Of course, he picks a creepy sanatorium this time. And as expected, it’s awful… but at least while we’re here, I can take advantage of the hot guy with the scar that I bump into. Unfortunately, everything here is so messed up, I’m not sure we’re getting out of it alive.

Akasha Sanatorium is book one in the Malachai Brothers: Beyond The Veil series and should be read in order. This is a paranormal series with a sprinkle of romance and a small number of explicit M/M scenes.

ISBN: B07HMS49XB

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Twins Xander and Leo have abilities that aid them in their you tube show about investigating haunted locations. Leo can hear ghosts while Xander can see them. These two rely on each other ever since a house fire claimed the lives of their parents and little brother Ballard.

They are on to Akasha Sanatorium, which sounded a lot like Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky to me. There were many spine tingling scenes, many horror inducing mind numbing moments that had me on the edge of my seat. My heart wept for all the souls that were trapped in that deadly place.

Many twists and turns take place that had me intrigued. I liked all the characters and am curious about who exactly Zyler and Ato are. I absolutely loved the entire story from start to finish. I felt as though I was actually there as the story progressed. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book as there were a few questions that I had that were not answered yet.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Trusting Jack by Ruby Moone Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Ruby Moone stopping by today with her new release Trusting Jack, we have a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Trusting Jack

(MC Securities 01)
by

Ruby Moone

With only a few days to go until Christmas, Michael Cross has to admit there is something amiss about his latest employee, Jack Whelan. Quiet, jumpy, thin… he never seems to eat. He is also incredibly gorgeous with dark spiky hair that Michael aches to touch. But as his boss, Jack is off limits. And when it comes to relationships, he…well, he sucks.

Jack Whelan is at the end of his tether. He’s living rough in the middle of winter, and paying off a massive debt, so getting a job with MC Securities is a lifeline. His new boss is also the hottest guy ever. Geeky, broody, and scarily clever.

When Michael stumbles upon the reality of Jack’s life, he offers to help. But as Michael’s feelings deepen, and Jack’s terrible past catches up with him, Michael has to decide between believing in the awful truth that is staring him in the face, or trusting Jack.

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Fermenting by Sean Michael

Title: Fermenting

Series: Beer and Clay 05

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novella (107 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (8th March 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Christian needs what Peter has to give him, but will he let himself have it?

With Toby’s stalker behind bars, Damon and Toby can relax and enjoy their relationship, sinking into basking and reveling in each other.

Things are just heating up for Peter and Christian, though. A former soldier, Christian still hasn’t found his subspace and he’s worried it either doesn’t exist or he’s simply doing it wrong. Peter has as much patience as he needs, though, and he slowly pushes Christian to the edges of his limits, doing everything he can to help Christian grow and flourish.

Christian’s training and the café they’re opening create good excuses for Christian to keep from submitting, even though, deep down, it’s what he really wants. Peter’s perseverance will have to work overtime to overcome them.

Will Christian ever give in to the things he knows he needs? Only time will tell.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-382-3

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Christian and Peter are the focus of this story with Toby’s stalker finally behind bars. Christian is a former soldier and is having a hard time submitting to Peter. These men love each other dearly and Peter is patient and not willing to give up on Christian.

I loved how Peter tried different scenes to see if they would help with Christian’s issues. Never pushing too hard and when they did not work he figured out something else. I also found it cute that Peter was constantly distracted by Christian.

Great read.

Becoming Andy Hunsinger by Jere' M. Fishback Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Becoming Andy Hunsinger

by

Jere’ M. Fishback

It’s 1976, and Anita Bryant’s homophobic “Save Our Children” crusade rages through Florida. When Andy Hunsinger, a closeted gay college student, joins in a demonstration protesting Bryant’s appearance in Tallahassee, his straight boy image is shattered when he is “outed” by a TV news reporter. In the months following, Andy discovers just what it means to be openly gay in a society that condemns love between two men and wonders if his friendship with Travis, a devout Christian who’s fighting his own sexual urges, can develop into something deeper.

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Gone by the Board by August Li

Title: Gone by the Board

Author: August Li

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novella (98 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The sea is full of jealously guarded secrets, but everything washes up eventually….

Betrayed by a trusted partner, Nathan figures he might as well be lost and heartbroken in the sunshine, and he heads to the coast of South Carolina, to stay with a friend and find a new direction for his life. But despite his efforts, he is lost in the fog, unable to find a guiding light and sometimes unable to find a reason to go on. His only respite from depression and anxiety is the soothing rhythm of the tides and the comfort he draws from proximity to the water.

When the sea sends a lifeline in the form of a strange and beautiful man, it’s easy for Nathan to ignore all the things that don’t add up about his new friend. But the tides can turn without notice, and it’s those mystical traits that will either finally lead Nathan safely to shore or drown him in confusion and despair.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-497-5

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: An interesting story about a man, Nathan, struggling after a break up and feels alone and depressed. When the depression becomes too much he walks into the water where he meets Brume.

Brume has spent his time in the water helping humans when they decide life is not worth living anymore. I found Brume fascinating in his approach of Nathan and what he does. While it did not surprise me that two fell for each other it did surprise me that it seemed a little fast.

Other than that I loved the story. 

Great read.

Fire and Fog by Andrew Grey

Title: Fire and Fog

Series: Carlisle Cops 06

Author: Andrew Grey

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 11, 2017)

Length: Novel (192 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Carlisle police officer Dwayne knows what Robin is doing the moment he lays eyes on the young man at Bronco’s club. But he doesn’t know that they both come from families who’ve cast them out for being gay, or that they’re still lugging around the pain of those rejections. Robin leaves the club, and soon after Dwayne decides to as well—and is close by when things between Robin and his client turn violent. 

When Dwayne finds out Robin is the victim of a scam, which lost him his apartment, he can’t leave Robin to fend for himself on the streets. Despite Dwayne’s offer of help and even opening up his home, it’s hard for Robin to trust anything good. The friendship between them grows, and just as the two men start warming up to each other, Robin’s sister passes away, naming Robin to care for her son. Worse yet, their pasts creep back in to tear down the family and sense of belonging both of them long for.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-845-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Carlisle Cop’s collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. 

Andrew Grey is one of the first male writers that I have not only read, but knew that I would continue to read.  In fact this series was the first one I had read that caught my attention and I knew I wanted to read them all.  They are entertaining and have the best tone for the story.  It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.  This is one of those books that make me forget what I am doing other than reading.

Robin was kicked out of his home when he confessed that he was gay.  His mother just had not stuck up with him, when his step-father demanded him to leave.  Then he lost his job and was about to lose his room.  He tried to do the one thing that could guarantee his money, too bad he was just not the type to do it.  

Dwayne saves Robin from a beating, and then finds out that the poor kid is now the victim of a rent scam.  The guy just couldn’t get any luck going.  So Dwayne knows he must step in and help.  I won’t tell you anymore, because you really need to read this book.  There is a big old twist that will shock the crap out of you.

I had a lot of fun reading this and cannot wait for the next book to come out.  I had to go back and read the previous books to this series just for fun.  The characters are so fully developed that it will fill like you know them, and the action is packed full.  I would definitely recommend this book.

You Never Know by Mary Calmes

Title: You Never Know

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (194 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (21st July 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He’s going to live in his hometown, be everybody’s friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He’s well on his way—until he finds out his first love has come home too. Hagen says it’s no big deal, but a chance encounter with Mitch Thayer’s two cute sons puts him directly in the path of the only guy he’s never gotten out of his head.

Mitch returned for three reasons: to raise his sons where he grew up, to move his furniture business and encourage it to thrive, and to win Hagen back. Years away made it perfectly clear the young man he loved in high school is the only one for him. The problem? He left town and they have not talked since.

If Hagen’s going to trust him again, Mitch needs to show him how he’s grown up and isn’t going to let go. They could have a new chance at love… but Hagen is insistent he’s not reviving a relationship with Mitch. Then again, you never know.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-907-9

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: I love this authors work, and she didn’t disappoint in this story. Hagen and Mitch were high school sweethearts and lovers. Majority of the people in Benson love that they were both out and proud as you can be as teenagers. Since Mitch was a year older, he left for college sooner, while they planned for Hagen to join him a year later. But things didn’t turn out that way. While away at college, Mitch ended things with Hagen and he went and joined the Army just to get away from the town and the devastation that Mitch leaving caused.

Hagen has returned home from the Army to start rebuilding his life, and live on his terms. He was a prisoner of war and he was badly injured during his capture. He runs his own Construction business and he loves making his customers happy. Now in a town as small as Benson, everywhere he goes, he hears that Mitch is back home. Years ago, just the mention of Mitch’s name would cause his heart rate to race, but that’s not the case this time. Hagen is involved with someone and he has no inclination to get back together with Mitch after he left him and broke his heart. A chance encounter happens and Hagen saves Mitch’ two boys from a bad situation. Mitch is grateful and then professes that he still loves Hagen and that he wants him back in his life.

Mitch regrets that he ended things with Hagen years ago, but not sorry that he has two amazing boys from his marriage. He keeps pursuing Hagen, but Hagen doesn’t think that he can ever trust Mitch again, and if he came back to get him, how is it that he hasn’t approach Hagen and the only reason that they saw each other is because Hagen saved his sons. This second chance love story is great, but I’m sorry that I didn’t get to hear the reason that Mitch broke up with Hagen when he went off to college.

I love this author’s work and I would recommend it to anyone.

Mascara & Bandages by Brandon Witt

Title: Mascara & Bandages

Series: Mary’s Boys 03

Author: Brandon Witt

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 12, 2017)

Length: Novella (121 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Ariel Merman is a new drag queen who’s already finding a family at Hamburger Mary’s. After a performance as Ariel, Zachary Cooper walks home in his makeup and is assaulted by homophobes. Zachary’s worry that the attack has thrown a wrench in his good fortune is eased when he looks into the eyes of his doctor.

Dr. Teegan Chau is a little lost after divorcing his wife and coming out of the closet, but he can’t deny the pull he feels toward the young man he patches up. Luckily, Zachary takes the initiative and asks Teegan out. But attraction is the easy part of their blossoming relationship—as they deal with an ex-wife and child, being a drag queen in a heteronormative culture, Zachary’s lingering trauma from his attack, and Teegan acclimating to life as part of an out-and-proud gay couple.

The challenges seem daunting at the start of a romance. Can Zachary and Teegan make it through the rough patches and take a chance on the love that’s been missing from both their lives? 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-660-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Mary’s Boys collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. 

Ariel is a sweet and sexy little merman who is in drag.  She works at the Hamburger Mary’s and loves his work.  Her real name is Zachary and he owns a really nice bookstore that once belonged to his parents.  He has a pretty good life, but he is missing something.  When Zach is attacked in a hate crime, he meets the one that makes his heart beat fast.

Teegan is a damn good doctor who is getting sick of the attacks on gays.  He has the best support system one could ask for, his ex-wife and daughter.  When Zach is brought in, he knows this man is for him.

This is a pretty damn good book and I have missed reading this series.  So when I saw this one, I had to go back and read the first two, well again.  It is very entertaining and is told in both serious and humorous tones.  I love ManDonna, she cracks me up but she takes care of her family, and Zach is family.  The whole group just stands up and helps Zach all the way around.  

I had a lot of fun reading this and would definitely recommend it.  I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

Seti's Heart by Kiernan Kelly (2nd Edition)

Title: Seti’s Heart (2nd edition)

Author: Kiernan Kelly

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: Novella (152 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 26, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: A vengeful god’s curse took everything from the Egyptian pharaoh Seti: his name, his position, and even his lover. After many long centuries relegated to a musty sarcophagus, he’s awakened when a graduate student working in the museum where he is stored stumbles upon him.

Logan, working as a curator to fund his education, figures he’s screwed when he accidentally awakens the ancient ruler. It’ll be career suicide to claim the mummy came back to life, but it’s either that or be labeled a thief. Little does he know, those are the least of his problems. A society of archaeologists is hot on their trail, determined to uncover the secret of Seti’s immortality, and then there’s the little matter of an angry god who doesn’t appreciate Logan meddling in his work. But the biggest problem might be Seti himself, who’ll stop at nothing to get into Logan’s pants—and his heart.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-400-5

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Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: A grief stricken Pharoah angers a god and pays for it. Seti, lost in his grief of the one he loved being murdered denounces Setehk. Setehk has him tortured, mummified and entombed for five thousand years. Logan accidentally breaks the seal freeing Seti.

I cannot imagine a God being after me let alone someone wanting to kill me for the secret to immortality. Yet that is what happened to Logan and Seti. Danger, action, mystery, suspense and hair raising situations follow these two as they struggle to make sense of the why.

The two things that bothered me throughout the entire book is that 1. Seti never explained what exactly happened to him after he angered the god even though he told Logan he would. 2. What exactly happed to Seti’s lover. Those two details were sticking points for me as I waited patiently for explanations that never came.

Dim Sum Asylum by Rhys Ford

Title: Dim Sum Asylum

Author: Rhys Ford

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (240 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 9, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it’s a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that’s running around Chinatown, trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.

Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division faces a pile of challenges far beyond his human-faerie heritage, snarling dragons guarding C-Town’s multiple gates, and exploding noodle factories. After a case goes sideways, Roku is saddled with Trent Leonard, a new partner he can’t trust, to add to the crime syndicate family he doesn’t want and a spell-casting serial killer he desperately needs to find.

While Roku would rather stay home with Bob the Cat and whiskey himself to sleep, he puts on his badge and gun every day, determined to serve and protect the city he loves. When Chinatown’s dark mystical underworld makes his life hell and the case turns deadly, Trent guards Roku’s back and, if Trent can be believed, his heart… even if from what Roku can see, Trent is as dangerous as the monsters and criminals they’re sworn to bring down.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-806-5

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Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really enjoyed this story about Trent, a mysterious man who is Raku’s new partner at the division. Raku is cynical but it is to be expected after all that has happened in his past. I loved the chemistry between the two and was even gladder that the romance was not front and center as is the case with most books. 

The plot was amazing, the details edge of your seat worthy and the investigation, great. I was immersed in this aspect as I traversed along with Trent and Raku. There were hair raising scenes as the story progressed.

I think this is the second or third book I have read by this author and was not disappointed in the least. If you like mystery and suspense with urban fantasy then this book is for you. 

Great read.