Fire and Hail by Andrew Grey ~ Audiobook

Title: Fire and Hail

Series:  Carlisle Cops 05

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator: Randy Fuller

Genre: Contemporary, Cops

Length: 6 hrs, 29 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (23rd March 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.

What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.

Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet – and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend – an equal-opportunity jerk – could tear down everything they’re trying to build.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Fire and Hail is the fifth installment of Andrew Grey’s wonderful (and I say must read) series, Carlisle Cops. I love a good romance with cops, but for me Andrew Grey is a must read. He has rarely let me down every time I pick up a book or listen to an audio. I’m not sure if the series can go as a standalone, pretty sure it could, but I would admit going back and treating yourself to the previous four books. The reason I say that I am pretty sure it can be read as standalone because the plot is independent from the rest of the stories, but there are plenty of interactions with previous main characters in the Carlisle Cops series. I sort of remembered these guys but I didn’t go back to the ebooks while listening to this audio (which is something I do with some series to refresh my mind). The romance is hot and the attraction is there, I love how it developed through the book (I don’t like books that start with an explosion and then fizzle out).

As I said, I love Andrew Grey’s writing. I could gush about it all day (seriously, can I be the leader of the Andrew Grey Fan Club if there ever needs to be such an entity?). But the really, it all comes down to an easy to follow writing style with engaging characters and often some of the sweetest kids. In addition, Randy Fuller narrates a number of Grey’s books and I really enjoy the voice he gives all the main characters as well as the kids that are in their lives.

As to the plot itself: Brock Ferguson left Carlisle some years ago but he’s back now and is the newest member of the police force. He always knew that going back to Carlisle could mean that he could run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini. And of course, he does run into the man, when Brock pulls Vincent over for a routine traffic stop. Vincent attitude is pretty foul – he doesn’t give the reader the best introduction – and serves to vindicate Brock as to why they are ex. But shortly later, Brock finds Vincent’s neglected niece and nephew locked in the boot of a car and Vincent is once again apart of Brock’s life. Especially when it becomes clear that Abey and Penny like Brock and find it hard when Brock isn’t around after their mother (Vincent’s estranged sister) is arrested.

It’s a complicated story line and matures into a well developed plot – with a romance that is all about second chances. I like how Brock and Vincent’s second chance shows that both men have changed for the better and there has always been a deep connection between the two. It just seems that they finally in the right place at the right time.

Breathe Deep by Willa Okati

willa-okati-breathe-deep-coverTitle: Breathe Deep

Series:  St. Hawk’s Medical series 03

Author: Willa Okati

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Men in Uniform

Length: Novella (100 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (July 28, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Shepherd knows what people think of him. He’s too big, too tall and too broad not to be scary. But though he looks like a grizzly bear, he’s all teddy on the inside. He’s dreamed of finding someone to love. Someone who can help him break through his shyness and who he can shower with all the affection in his heart.

Kit knows what people think of him. That he’s young, good-looking and kissed by luck. He survived leukemia as a teenager, and he thought he had his entire life ahead of him. But now, the cancer might be recurring—deny it though he might—and Kit’s world has come crashing down. He needs someone like Shepherd. Someone kind and caring, who’s strong enough to lean on.

Kit’s falling fast for the big mountain man—but he hasn’t told Shepherd the truth. He’s afraid that knowing he may be sick will be more than Shepherd can handle. And now, after delaying treatment, he thinks he may be running out of time.

Secrets can be life or death—and when it comes to telling the truth, they can make all the difference.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-696-0

Reviewer: Shorty

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Review: This is the third book in the St. Hawks Medical series. Kit, a nurse tech, has relapse just when he meets a sexy biker named Shepherd. This book was so good yet so sad at the same time. I really felt Kit’s pain and how afraid he was to get to close to Shepherd. 

I admired the way Shepherd did not give up on Kit even after learning what was wrong with him. It was such an emotional book that it had me in tears at times. I was cheering for these two men who seemed to need each other. 

Fantastic book. Highly recommended.

Tournament of Shadows by S.A. Meade Retro Review Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have S.A. Meade popping in today with the tour for one of her old releases Tournament of Shadows, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Kit’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Tournament of Shadows


S.A. Meade

In a shadowy game where defeat can mean death, a deal with the enemy can change things forever.

In 1842, Captain Gabriel O’Riordan of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars is sent on a

mission to Bukhara. His task—to try to free two of his compatriots from the clutches of a mentally unstable Emir. On his way, he encounters Valentin Yakolev, an officer in the Russian Army, who is also on a mission—to persuade the Emir that an alliance with Russia would be in his best interest. Gabriel, disguised as a holy man, is not happy to be the object of Yakolev’s intense scrutiny. After all, he’s working for the opposing team in the Great Game being played between their two nations. When Gabriel realises that his mission is little more than a forlorn hope, a game he has no chance of winning, he’s desperate enough to turn to Valentin for help and offers him anything in return. What he doesn’t expect is to have his plans to return to Calcutta scuppered by events. 

Instead, he and Valentin flee north, fighting off bandits, their desire for each other and the hardship of desert travel. Their travails bring them closer together until a secret from Valentin’s past tears them apart. 

Can they set the past behind them and move on together?

Continue reading “Tournament of Shadows by S.A. Meade Retro Review Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Powerless by S.A. McAuley (2nd Edition)

S.A. McAuley - Powerless CoverTitle: Powerless (2nd edition)

Series:  The Borders War # 3

Author: S.A. McAuley

Genre: Alternate Reality, Erotic Romance, Men in Uniform

Length: Novella (159 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 12, 2016)

Heat Level: Sizzling

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: He was built to be invincible.

Merq and Armise return to the States after their mission to assassinate the remaining Committee members only to find the leadership of the Revolution isn’t as stable as they had thought.

Outside forces come crashing down on a Revolution stronghold, leaving two of their soldiers gravely wounded. Merq’s history with his brothers in arms Simion and Neveed forces him into making decisions that will impact his future with the Revolution.

Merq has always identified as a soldier first. Always known who deserved his loyalty and who didn’t. But with the uncertainty surrounding the leadership of the Revolution, the mysterious disappearance of the jacquerie and increased activity with the PsychHAgs, Merq knows there are few people he can trust.

The only man Merq wants or needs at his side is Armise Darcan. But his reliance on his former enemy may be a miscalculation that will threaten everything Merq stands for.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to violence and to genetic experimentation on children.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released under the same title. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-973-2

Reviewer: Shorty

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Review: This is the third book in the borders war series and boy does it pack a punch. In this book Merq is torn between loyalties when chaos reigns in the revolution. He goes through some changes as the story unfolds amid betrayal, deceit and some major twists that leave the reader on the edge of their seat awaiting the outcome.

This book spans years not days. So with that being said I loved how the author wrote this book. It has everything, danger, action, romance, and some mind-blowing twists that left me gasping. 

Every time I read the next book in this series I am awed by how well written and thought provoking each book is that it draws the reader in its grasp and doesn’t let go until the very end. The plot was awesome, the characters mesmerizing to the point that I could not stop reading.

Highly, highly recommended.

Fire and Snow by Andrew Grey ~ Audiobook

Andrew Grey - Fire and Snow Audio CoverTitle: Fire and Snow

Series:  Carlisle Cops 04

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator: Randy Fuller

Genre: Contemporary, Men in uniform

Length: 6 hrs, 37 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (15th July 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Fisher Moreland has been cast out of his family because they can no longer deal with his issues. Fisher is bipolar and living day to day, trying to manage his condition, but he hasn’t always had much control over his life and has self-medicated with whatever he could find.

JD Burnside has been cut off from his family because of a scandal back home. He moved to Carlisle, but brought his Southern charm and warmth along with him. When he sees Fisher on a park bench on a winter’s night, he invites Fisher to join him and his friends for a late-night meal.

At first Fisher doesn’t know what to make of JD, but he slowly comes out of his shell. And when Fisher’s job is threatened because of a fire, JD’s support and care is more than Fisher ever thought he could expect. But when people from Fisher’s past turn up in town at the center of a resurgent drug epidemic, Fisher knows they could very well sabotage his budding relationship with JD.

Product Link: Audible AU | Audible UK | Audible US

Reviewer: Prime

Review: To me, one of the only things better than reading an Andrew Grey book is listening to the audio book. This is particularly true while reading Carlisle Cops series because listening to Randy Fuller’s narration of Andrew’s words is just sublime.

This is book 4 in the Carlisle Cops series but can be read/ heard as a standalone book. Personally, though, I think that you should go through the entire series. Honestly, though, I have got so much more enjoyment from this series in audio than I did when I started reading it. 

Fire and Snow sees us meeting JD Burnside, a cop, and Fisher Moreland, who has had a rough go at life and making the best despite his mental health issues. First off, I really need to say, I enjoyed the realism and sensitivity that Andrew Grey used while dealing with Fisher’s bipolar and traumatic brain injury. This is just one reason why this story was just so damn enjoyable. However, Fisher isn’t the only person with problems. JD’s problems come in the form of his less than understanding family, mostly his mother, and a bigoted hometown that he had no choice but to escape.

JD and Fisher are very different but they need each other, not only to love, but to help each other heal. It is through JD that Fisher finds new strength and I just loved that part. Things take dark and dangerous turns as Grey weaves his magic with his words. And as I said before, Randy Fuller just makes the story all the more enjoyable.

My Marine by LE Franks and Sara York

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Series: part of the Semper Fidelis Anthology
Author: LE Franks & Sara York
Genre: Contemporary / Men in Uniform
Length: Short Story (49 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (May 22nd 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Blurb: For a man who made his career in intelligence, falling for an Afghani national in the middle of a war zone wasn’t the smartest thing a Marine could do.

Marine Captain Sean Kelley loves his country and the men he serves with, but when he meets Akim, he’s tempted to throw it all away for the mysterious man. He knows better than to chase after a local, but repeat encounters culminating in a moment of passion leave him reeling—he’ll do almost anything to figure out how they can be together.

Akim Bijan has a secret of his own—one large enough to get more than just himself killed if it’s revealed. But from the moment he first lays eyes on the handsome Marine, he’s tempted to do just that rather than hide his growing attraction to the man. Being a translator allows him access to the base and he finds Sean alone one night. They take things farther than he ever intended. If only he could tell Sean everything, but his lips are sealed.

When tragedy strikes, Akim is afraid he’s lost Sean for good and he’s forced to make a decision that will change both their lives. Will love win—or will Sean and Akim be separated forever?

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-602-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This story has previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis Anthology by Totally Bound Publishing. I love a man in uniform and this one was pretty good. Although for me it was way too short to truly enjoy.

Sean Kelley is one sexy marine. He has always loved it, but working overseas sometimes sucks. Especially when he falls for a local. It would destroy everything if it gets out, but their one time together has left him wanting forever. Akim is Jordan’s undercover name. He wants to protect his marines, catch the one killing and get promoted. What he does not count in is one sexy marine and a hot night together. Then Sean gets injured and Jordan will do everything to be with his man.

I really got a kick out of reading this. It gives you sexy marines, men in uniforms, danger, excitement and suspense.

I would definitely recommend reading this.


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Safe Shores by Morticia Knight

safesshoresTitle: Safe Shores
Series: Semper Fidelis Anthology
Author: Morticia Knight
Genre: Contemporary / Men in Uniform
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (May 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Kirk’s Coast Guard lover, Shane, is the only person who can save his son from a vicious storm—if he’s not too late.
Fishing is the only life Kirk has ever known. Born and raised in a small town on the Northern Oregon Coast, coming out of the closet was a struggle. Fortunately, he’s been lucky to find an amazing man to be with who serves in the Coast Guard. But he can’t help but wonder whether Shane wants more than just a shore leave romance.

Shane loves the Coast Guard, loves the sea. That’s one of the main things he has in common with his fisherman lover, Kirk. He just needs to make sure that Kirk knows how serious he is about their relationship and what he plans on doing about it.

Shane and Kirk’s joyful reunion is interrupted when an unusually vicious gale storm threatens the coast. Kirk has to stand by helplessly and wait while his lover battles the raging seas to save his son. In an instant, Kirk could lose everyone he holds dear.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-609-0

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed this story. The intense emotions between Kirk and Shane were great. I thought it was sweet how Kirk wanted to take care of Shane always. A great love story that takes place in the middle of a raging storm. It was intense yet very tender at times.

Very well written. The plot and characters draw the reader into the story to find out what happens throughout. Hot sex and on the edge of your seat scenes leaves the reader gasping at times.

Another great book by Morticia Knight.


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Always Ready by T.A. Chase

alwaysready_800Title: Always Ready
Series: Semper Fidelis
Author: T.A. Chase
Genre: Contemporary/Men in Uniform
Length: Novella (49 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (June 12th, 2015) Early download available May 15th, 2015
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Making a living on the Bering Sea is hard enough, but throw love into the equation, and things can blow into a hurricane.
Senior Chief Dean ‘Jake’ Jacobson loves his job as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Saving lives is the second best thing he could ever do. The first is loving Phil ‘Rhody’ Rhodes.

Phil is a third generation crabber who fishes the Bering Sea. Being gay and in love with Dean isn’t something he talks about, especially not with the six men he lives with on the Angela Kayla for weeks on end. But he’s been happy with his life.

Until one day the Bering Sea reminds them that she is a dangerous place to work. As her icy waters surround them, they discover one truth. Dean and Phil must always be ready to love each other because life can be taken so easily when one works on the sea.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-592-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Now this is what I call a perfect bsemperfidelis_exlarge_PNG-210x336irthday story and present for me. This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology.

This was a damn good story that I had a blast reading. I just wished that it was longer with more to it. That is a hint T. A. Chase. This is a fast, light-hearted and amazing story. It has a lot of meat to it for being such a short story. I am never let down by T. A. Chase. Her stories are pretty much on automatic buy for me.

Phil and Dean have been together for two years but not living together. Dean is with the Coast Guard and Phil is a crabber. Dean is out with every one where as Phil is in a job that has a lot of prejudice. He wants a full relationship with the man he loves but is afraid of what his family would say. However he knew he would have to tell them. That is until a storm does it for him. Well in all truth he was the only one that didn’t think they knew. Parents know all and see all, but his family is one of the top ones.

I loved this story and look forward, hint hint, to this being turned into a longer story. I had a blast and will be on the lookout for the next book by this amazing author. I would recommend reading it. I mean you get some hot sex, dangerous storms, and men in uniform and excitement.

This is a great story that has a lot of meat to it

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