Blurb: When young Roger Folsom attends a costume party thrown by friends for his twenty-fourth birthday he is immediately captivated by Marcus Verano, a handsome stranger masquerading as a vampire—except Marcus is the real thing.
Spirited away to the vampire’s mansion, Roger is introduced to a new life of unabashed luxury, fascinating stories—and hot sex. Everything is going just fine for Roger, until his new lover’s old enemies show up seeking revenge, and Roger’s blood.
Determined to save one another from the gruesome deaths planned for them, they embark on an adventure that takes them from the weirdness of West Hollywood to the wildness of a vampire’s castle in the hills of Rome.
Review: Rogers life changes forever when he meets Marcus, a centuries’ old vampire. The two hit it off immediately and learn about one another. Some of Marcus’ stories are sad in what he had been through. Amid their time together comes enemies from Marcus’ past that threaten to tear them apart.
I liked the actual story, it was engaging and quite entertaining. Roger was hilarious and sarcastic at times. The other characters throughout the book gave the story an added element to an already interesting story. However, I was annoyed by the fact that when Marcus and Roger would start talking eventually they would have sex before finishing the story they were telling. There was a lot of sex in this book.
I was also confused to the fact that Marcus said early in the story that D’Arcy was older than him but later in the book he claimed he was the older one so I was not sure which one was older. Aside from those things I enjoyed the story with it’s drama, action and suspense.
Blurb: The Middle East War is finally over and veteran, Cole Everett, is trying to build a new life in Los Angeles and reconnect with his cousin, Sean Martin, a private investigator. His hopes stall when he learns that Sean’s mate, Arturo, is a vampire. It might be 2034 and vampires are an accepted part of society, but Cole can’t accept that anyone would willingly mate with the undead. That is, until he meets Arturo and is introduced to the incredibly handsome Rafael Barrantes. Attracted to Rafael, Cole has to rethink everything he thought he knew about vampires. Taking a job as a security guard for a high-tech company, Cole becomes suspicious when all is not what it seems with so-called ‘government contracts. He can’t decide if he should play it safe and call the cops, or take a chance on his newfound vampire friends. Safe and secure, or caution to the wind?
Review: Cole, Sean’s cousin, is looking for a fresh start after his military enrollment comes to an end. He decides to visit Sean and is shocked that his cousin is with a vampire. He panics and leaves. Cole has a low tolerance for the paranormal until he is introduced to Rafeal.
I loved that the story did not start with Cole and Rafeal. Instead it built up to them meeting, Cole coming to grips with his bigotry and seeing there are things out there that are worth taking a chance on. Sean and Arturo are still very much in love in this story and it shows throughout.
I simply loved the entire story. The two couples blended well together and the story flowed from one to the other and dealt with different issues going on. All in all it was a great read.
Title: All I’ll Ever Need Series: N/A Author: JP Bowie Genre: Contemporary Length: Novel (53K words) Publisher: Totally Bound (Mark 13th, 2015) Early download available 02/13/15 Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts Blurb: All Edward Conway needs is someone to love, and in sexy Puerto Rican Alex Martinez, he may have found that someone—until a wild party threatens to take everything from him.
When Edward Conway came out to his family, he never imagined their reaction would be to shut him out of their lives. Searching for acceptance, he leaves his hometown hoping to find a new life in Los Angeles. Finally daring to enter a gay bar by himself, he meets Alex Martinez, a celebrity’s publicity agent, and the two men connect on all kinds of levels. Despite the pressure of Alex’s job, which takes him out of town soon after he and Edward connect, Edward feels he may just have met the man who can give him something to live for.
Things look good until Edward’s wild roommate Troy, needs a lift to a party where ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ are the order of the day. Reluctantly Edward agrees to drive Troy to the party, but before he can leave, he becomes the victim of a vicious incident that could shatter the hopes he had for the future.
Alex is there to lend support but he is haunted by a tragic past, and in the present is torn between an old loyalty and the wish to make Edward a lasting part of his life.
Review: I really enjoy reading JP Bowie’s writing. He always writes a fun and engaging story and All I’ll Ever Need is certainly no different. And a man who can crowbar two of my favourite authors (John Grisham and Diana Gabaldon) into a book has to get marks there too! Speaking of sticking some pop culture references, it’s somewhat charming to even get a real life celebrity “cameo”.
Though, damn it, through this entire book I had the Matchbox 20 song, similarly named ‘That’s All That I Need’, stuck in my head since reading the title of this book. But since I like the band and the song, that’s okay, it’s just on an album I’ve not heard in years!
This isn’t your usual Hollywood romance, MM or otherwise, which is what really sets it apart. In fact, it’s Hollywood mixed with small-town-boy-moving-to-big-city mixed with growing up mixed with sex-drugs-and-rock ‘n’ roll. There is a lot of fun but there is also one serious issue prominent throughout: drug use.
This is about small town Southern boy, Edward, moving to LA – he just wanted, needed, to get away from his Bible-bashing, narrow-minded family and so-called friends after admitting he was gay. LA was just like a beacon of hope with multitudes of gay bars and same-sex marriage. In LA he meets, Alex. Alex works in PR for the rich and famous, one of his closest friends is an actress, which is the start of his complicated past so I won’t say any more.
Edward and Alex have some stunning chemistry. In fact, their issues don’t come from each other but from the people around them directly impacting on their lives. Their pasts do come into play somewhat but it is the people of the “here and now” that are most instrumental to the plot of this book. That being said, the minor characters involved are for the most part very interesting.
I have to admit I particularly liked the development in minor character, Troy, who started out as Edward’s obnoxious and not at all nice housemate. Another two honourable mentions for minor characters is Mark McLennan and Lena Miles (you’ll just have to read why they got the mention here!).
Overall, if you love a good Hollywood, this is a brilliant one to go for. It doesn’t involve famous though fictional big actors or directors, but the feeling is still there. If you like, the boy moving to the city type of thing, this is especially for you.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
Blurb: When Peter and Jeff accept an invitation from their longtime friends Rod and ‘A’ to spend Christmas in London, they don’t expect murder and mayhem to be part of the festivities!
A Christmas pantomime, a British tradition, when families flock to the theatre for ribald entertainment, gender bending roles and thinly veiled innuendo. But jealousy, hate, murder? Surely, that’s not part of the entertainment? Or so Peter and Jeff think when they accept an invitation to spend Christmas in London from their longtime friends Rod and ‘A’ (short for Arthur). ‘A’ is making his return to the stage in Cinderella, playing one of the ugly sisters.
Things get really ugly when Ken Blackwell, the other sister, tries to shake up Arthur’s self-esteem by calling him a washed up old has-been, then goes on a rampage when the show’s director falls ill and Rod is asked to replace him.
Peter’s psychic intuition helps him see past the pantomime’s gaudy glitter and into the dark secrets, some people are desperate to conceal.
Review: Written with an insider’s perspective of the theater, producing and participating in a show is a big part of this dark Christmas mystery.
Intuition, melancholy, guilt, and regret are going through Rod’s mind throughout the story, and we see the connection in the end. Murder and insider fighting blow through the theater as “A” and Rod try to keep the show together. This rather dark tale does reunite favorite characters from earlier in the series. But for me this book is really about relationships, showing the many stages of romantic relationships, the new and red-hot stage between Bruce and Roger, the comfortable and still new stage that Peter and Jeff enjoy, and the mature love and dedication of Rod and Arthur. We also see what happens when partners overcome troubled times in their love lives.
Even when relationships become toxic, but I can’t tell you who or why…you’ll have to pick up this mysterious book and read for yourself!
Publisher: Total-E-Bound (October 4th, 2013) Available as a Buy Now, Read Now
Heat Level: Explicit
Blurb: An ex-con finds a new life and love in a place called Hope.
This time Royce and Parker are worried that their friend Brett Taylor has made a big, big mistake in hiring a new man to help run Hope Ranch. Joel Harper, the local sheriff, is especially concerned as he’s been notified by the authorities that the man has only recently been released from Wyoming State Penitentiary.
Josh Kenyon has spent eight years behind bars for a crime he says he didn’t commit, and that he was framed for. Brett believes him, and when the feelings they have for one another become much more than mere attraction, he is determined to find someone who can prove Josh’s innocence.
But his good intentions cause unforeseen chaos when a man from Josh’s past arrives with only one thing in mind—silencing Josh forever.
Reader Advisory: This story contains some of the characters from the Ride ‘em Cowboy books, however it stands alone.
Review: This book lives up to its expectations as a short sexy snack. It has some predictability in that whole sexy ranch hand becomes hot lover theme, but has a fun twist the whole whodunit and how did they get away with it murder plot. I like how many of J.P. Bowie’s other characters from the Ride Em Cowboy series appear in this book to regroup as friends and a dream team of individuals that come to help Josh and do a little detective work for Brett. Of course Brett and Josh eventually have an unbelievable amount of hot sex, but that’s part and parcel to this type of book, so if that’s what you’re in the mood for, then by all means have some fun reading this hot little cowboy lust story.
‘Flowers for Him’ by Marie Sexton and Rowan Speedwell
He wanted to learn about beauty. He never expected to learn about love.
Billionaire Chandler Harrison’s third marriage is now history, and he’s left with his ex-wife’s parting barb, “You have no appreciation of beauty.” Determined to prove her wrong, Chandler hires artist Neil Sweeney to add a mural to his office wall. He doesn’t even care what the picture is, as long as it’s beautiful.
Neil Sweeney is an ex-tagger, a free spirit, and a bit of a hippie. He’s never met anybody as uptight as Chandler, but when it comes to warming up Chandler’s cold, stark office, Neil has plans involving more than art.
Chandler begins to find himself strangely moved by the mural developing on his office wall. He’s especially moved by the artist himself. Chandler has denied his homosexual urges for most of his life, but it isn’t long before Neil begins introducing Chandler to all kinds of new things. As Neil’s masterpiece comes to life, so does Chandler’s appreciation for art, color, and the best kind of beauty of all—love.
Review: I thought this story was very beautiful. I loved the depth of both characters. I loved the way they just sort of meshed together and the storyline is just sweet and swoon-worthy, the sex super- hot! Wow great story!
‘Vital to Him’ by SL Majors
Hot sex in the back of a limo? Billionaire Brenton Marston is stunned when his street-wise chauffeur welcomes him home in a way he never expected, and Brenton wonders who is really in the driver’s seat.
Billionaire Brenton Marston has rules meant to keep the boundaries clear. He respects his employees and never wants anyone to feel as if they owe him anything.
Robert Silles, the reformed hoodlum, has desired his boss for years. Robert has fantasized about introducing Mr. Marston to the pleasures of man-on-man sex, fucking him and sucking him until he forgets his numerous stresses.
When his trusted chauffeur suggests a hook-up, Brenton is stunned, but he knows he shouldn’t be. No one knows him better than the man who’s seen him at his best as well as his worst.
It shouldn’t surprise him that Silles knows him and his innermost secrets. In fact, Silles recognized the truth before Brenton ever did.
Silles’ suggestive offer turns Brenton on. Damn if he isn’t attracted to this broad, handsome, sexy man, in a way he never wanted anyone else.
The question is, will Brenton push aside his inhibitions and reservations? Will he allow his chauffeur to give him what he craves? Will he willingly surrender to the orders of his servant?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/M, rimming, anal sex, spanking with leather belt and hand and sex outdoors
Review: I thought this story was so hot. I loved the way the roles were reversed and the driver took charge. I loved both characters. Hot sexy story Wow!
‘Fly to Him’ by J.P. Bowie
A young flight attendant gets a billionaire’s attention in a way that could have meant the end of his career, but instead could be the beginning of an unexpected romance.
When Kevin Tate takes over for a friend as flight attendant on billionaire Logan Maguire’s private jet, he is certain it will be his one and only time aboard when he accidentally dumps an ice-cold drink on his employer’s lap. Instead, an instant attraction flares between the two men and Kevin accepts Logan’s offer to stay with him at his villa in Puerta Vallarta.
Their fledging romance is abruptly brought to an end when Logan hurries back to the States on a desperate mission to save his company from a hostile takeover. Kevin is left wondering if success and wealth is more important to the billionaire than the chance of love and real happiness.
Review: This story was pretty hot. I did find it a bit odd that the billionaire just jumped the new attendant and they went straight for the bedroom. Having said this, I am like a love at first sight story I just think this should have been worked into a bit more gradually but it was a very hot sexy story. I loved it
‘Enough for Him’ by Em Woods
When secrets come to light, two men must realize that, despite their fears, the love they have really is enough.
When software mogul Shannon Murphy is requested to appear at an international convention to accept an innovation award, he’s honored. But when the invitation arrives and requires the attendance of his fictional partner, he needs a plan. There is only one man he wants, one man he trusts, to help him. He turns to personal assistant and best friend Noah Greene.
Noah isn’t sure if this is his most secret desire come true, or his worst nightmare. Once the media connects them in a relationship, no secret will be safe, and Noah is positive that Shannon won’t be comfortable in the reflected spotlight of a recovering gambling addict. Unable to turn away his friend, Noah decides to do this one favor for Shannon before sacrificing everything he’s worked so hard to build and walking away.
Review: Wow words can’t say how much I loved this one! Everything was fabulous. The both characters are so endearing with their plight for love of one another and why they haven’t pursued anything other than friendship. The story line intriguing and written with finesses and wit and charm, the sex is hot. I just can’t say enough! ‘Surrendered To Him’ by Sara York
When the storm hits, everything changes. Will shifting priorities lead to a shift in life, or will Storm Bennett abandon his heart’s desires?
Storm rules the Bennett Empire with an iron fist, never taking time to allow emotions into his life, leaving him looking like the bad guy in the media over and over again. When a typhoon hits the island where one of his hotels is located, he sees it as a chance to repair his damaged reputation.
On the island, nothing is as it should be. Storm meets Keoni, a native, who challenges everything Storm knows about relationships, family and love. Keoni is blown away by Storm but wants the man so badly he can taste it.
Can he risk his newfound peace, giving a part of himself to Storm, or will he stay detached, allowing love to slip away?
Review: This story is very heart warming. A big-shot finally learning that life is more than money but can he live without money can love be enough? You must read this and see. I am a huge, huge Sara York fan and she did not disappoint here! A great story and very hot mansex
‘Designs For Him’ by Noelle Keaton
Normally all business when it comes to his career, Jon finds the lines between the professional and the personal getting blurred after falling in love with billionaire CEO Warren
After months of unemployment, Jon Pritchard finds work with Cressen Furniture, the ‘American IKEA’, in a low-level job. A software program he creates in his free time attracts the interest of Warren Cressen, the interim CEO of Cressen Furniture, who quickly gives Jon a promotion.
The attraction between the two men is undeniable, and it isn’t long before they act on it, though they agree to be discreet until Warren’s position as CEO is made permanent.
Their relationship grows serious, but it is tested when evidence is discovered that seems to point to Jon being a corporate spy and Warren starts to wonder if he hasn’t been used all along.
With the highest professional stakes on the line, Jon and Warren have to decide whether the professional success they share in the boardroom is worth sacrificing the passion they share in the bedroom.
Review: Another great story in a very hot collection. This story had great characters and a great story. The attraction was mutual then the thought of betrayal and mistrust and boardroom scandal. Just when you thought things was going so well. This story will have you on your toes. It’s hot and sexy with a twist you don’t see coming.
Recommendation: If you like anthologies this is one to get. Everything about it is fabulous. An A list of fantastic authors, stories of scandal, boardroom sex, friends to lovers, mile high club, storms and devastation, art, and some great hot mansex. A must read!
Blurb: The world is about to be taken over by an ancient race bent on the destruction of all human life—only supernatural beings will be spared. Aeden and Lyall MacKay, vampire brothers, living in a world that now accepts vampires exist, find themselves leading the challenge to the Ancient’s mad scheme. When the small town of Aberglen, Scotland, is threatened by marauding winged creatures, police inspector Alistair MacFarlane is more than keen to enlist the MacKay brothers’ help. Alistair has been in love with Aeden ever since their first meeting, but Aeden, despite his attraction to Alistair, is reluctant to take a mortal lover. Their lives are inescapably entwined when the threat of worldwide destruction becomes imminent and humans and vampires must fight alongside each other to overcome the Ancients’ devastating Doomsday machine. Despite the danger that surrounds them, new relationships based on love and trust are forged. But is the combined force of mortal and immortal enough to defeat the seemingly unstoppable power of the Ancients and their bloodthirsty allies?
Review: BDB and True Blood fans rejoice! In a reality where vampire’s are accepted, brothers Aeden and Lyall MacKay are fighting an ancient evil that is hell-bent on destroying mankind. I really loved the storyline between these two. I don’t think I’ve ever read gay vampire brothers before. They are fierce fighters that are fiercely loyal to each other and their fellow brothers in arms as well as their mortal lovers.
Alistair MacFarlane is the policeman that is head over heels in love with Aeden. When all hell breaks loose he is more than willing to accept the brothers help in the investigation and ultimately the fight between the vampires and humans against the ancients. Aeden is not quite as open about his feelings for the enigmatic cop, he fights the mutual attraction.
When Aberglen is brutally attacked and Alistair is almost killed, will Aeden finally admit how he feels? Or will his reluctance to make the mortal man his, prove stronger than what he feels in his heart.
There is a little bit of everything in this book. Love, lust, action, suspense and some HOT as HELL guy on guy action! I was screaming at my kindle when I got to the end. I don’t know how long I have to wait for a sequel, but I hope it’s not very long. Bowie definitely leaves you wanting more, wanting to know what will happen next for Aeden and Alistair.
Blurb: An 18th century time travelling Scot finds the man of his dreams in present day Los Angeles.
When on duty LAPD officer, Darren Holden, is told to check out a possible dead body lying in an alleyway, he finds a man who is unconscious but very much alive. Not only alive, but gorgeous—and wearing a kilt. Darren is sure he knows the man, he just can’t remember where or when they might have met. It isn’t until that night, unable to sleep, that he realises the stranger is a man he’d been dreaming of for some time—a man who had made love to him night after night.
The Last thing Duncan MacGregor remembers is that he was home in Glen Ardor, Scotland, betrothed to Margaret Macallister as a bond between their two feuding clans.
Darren isn’t sure if Duncan is playing a game, suffering from amnesia of just plain nuts, but his attraction to Duncan outweighs his scepticism and he takes him home, determined to find the truth.
Duncan believes he was enchanted by a witch who told him his destiny was not in Scotland, nor to be married to Margaret but to have a life of love and adventure with a man—the man he had dreamt of night after night—Darren.
As much as Darren wants to believe him, his common sense warns him of the sheer impossibility of Duncan’s story. Nevertheless, the overwhelming sexual attraction both men feel for one another leads to a night of passionate lovemaking.
Even then, Darren’s logical mind refuses to accept that such a thing is possible, but when a dangerous event threatens to tear them apart, Darren must be a believer or lose Duncan forever.
Review: This story has magic, time travel, and a sexy Scot.
As a chieftain’s son Duncan is being forced to marry a woman he doesn’t love. His friend, Fiona, regarded as a witch, creates a potion so that Duncan may fulfill his destiny. After unknowingly drinking the potion, Duncan wakes up in modern LA where he meets Darren who gets the Scot out of hospital.
Darren has been having sexy dreams for several weeks, and wishes he could meet the mysterious man of his dreams. To his shock, the John Doe he finds and takes to hospital, dressed in full Scottish costume, may just be that man.
He takes Duncan home, wanting to find out who the Highlander really is, not believing Duncan’s story about coming from 18th century Scotland. He’s stunned to hear that Duncan has dreamed of him, just as he dreamed of Duncan.
The attraction between them is irresistible, and they quickly end up in bed. The love-making is hot and sexy, just like the men themselves.
Unfortunately, Duncan isn’t the only time traveler, having inadvertently drunk from Duncan’s cup containing the potion, another man from Duncan’s time is also in LA.
Despite the love they share, Duncan’s honor demands he take Hector home, even though it will break both his and Darren’s hearts.
When Duncan awakes this time, he’s stuck up a tree, no Hector to be seen, just the pain of loss and regret in his chest for company. He spends the night where he is, determining to walk home the next day. When he does, he sees not the mountains of his Highlands’ home, but the skyscrapers of LA. The power to take him home had done just that, and Darren is his home.
I loved this time-travel, love story with a mix of magic. Darren and Duncan are hot and sexy, just like the love-making, and the ending is perfect.
I would recommend it to anyone who likes hot sex, hot guys, magic, time travel and a HEA.
Blurb:Past and present exist side by side as the ghost of a young poet seeks to protect the family living in the house he haunts.
Robert ‘Robbie’ Clavell, a young Victorian poet, is murdered by a jealous competitor. But, his murderer, not content with ending Robbie’s life, also invokes an ancient curse that forces his spirit to remain earthbound.
When Jamie Barrett, a dancer in London’s West End, receives a phone call from his mother telling him of strange knocking noises and furniture moving about, he travels home to Manchester to investigate and give support to his mother and his twelve year old niece, Laura.
Advised to contact a psychic for help, Jamie meets Kevin Singleton, and despite the seriousness of what they discover, the two men find a mutual attraction. Kevin explains to Jamie and his mother that their recent family tragedies had opened a portal allowing base spirits to enter and feed off of Laura’s youthful and vibrant energy.
Kevin is able to make a psychic connection with Robbie who tells him that George Russell, his murderer, is the one responsible for the upheaval in the Barrett household. But when Robbie tries to help Kevin exorcise Russell’s spirit, Russell summons up an even darker force – one that could not only destroy the house and everyone in it, but ensure Robbie’s spirit will never find his way home.
Review: Jamie gets a phone from his mum and he rushes home to Manchester to get to the bottom of what is scaring his mum. Kevin gets called by Jamie to come and investigate the noises and the two men get close as he investigates.
This is a well written ghost story. Jamie wants to help his mum, but even when he sees it with his own eyes he still finds it hard to believe. So, when the police advise him to contact someone who deals with psychic phenomena, he decides to give it a go, still not really believing. Kevin is interested in the case, but after a while begins to think he has bitten off more than he can chew. But, with the help of Jamie to make him stronger, they just might do it.
There is instant attraction when Kevin and Jamie first meet and their relationship progresses quickly when they go to the pub for a drink and after to Kevin’s flat where the sex is really hot. The story is really good, as we have flashes to Robbie’s time and what happened to him, we also have a flash back to Kevin’s childhood as he explains his background and his connection to ghosts. The characters are really good together and seem to be well suited. I liked how they were with each other and that there was give and take between them.
I will recommend this to those who love ghost stories, hot sex, laying spirits to rest and an interesting love story.