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Hi guys, we have Jade Astor popping in with her upcoming release James Eyre, so check out that stunning cover! <3 ~Pixie~

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James Eyre


Jade Astor

A gender twisting adaptation of the classic Gothic romance Jane Eyre!

In Victorian England, 21-year-old James Eyre, frightened by his feeling for another man, decides to leave the boys’ school where he has spent ten years, first as a student and then as a teacher. He manages to secure a position as a private tutor for Axel Vance, the ward of a wealthy man who owns an estate in Yorkshire. 

From the night of his arrival, James begins to sense that things are not as they should be at Thistleton Manor, the home of the enigmatic Edmond Manchester. Late at night, wild screams seem to echo through the house, and during the daytime objects disappear from James’s room and are replaced with sinister-looking voodoo dolls. Though his instincts tell him to flee, James stays on because he enjoys his duties and the company of his pupil—and even more so because he has begun to develop an attraction for his employer, Mr. Manchester. 

To his surprise, Mr. Manchester seems to return his feelings. However, a jealous former lover and a phantomlike presence in the house seem determined to tear them apart. If he is to have any hope of a happy future with the man he loves, James must solve the mystery of Thistleton Manor and save Edmond’s life as well.

Release Date 21st January 2016
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About Jade

Jade Astor is a longtime fan of both m/m and f/f erotic love stories, and got her start writing paranormal and sci-fan fan fiction back when such publications were still run off on photocopiers, stapled together, and shipped out to other fans in manila envelopes. Years later, she was delighted to find a thriving population of like-minded writers and readers in the ebook community. When she is not writing, Jade enjoys sculpting, tinkering with computers, and training (and retraining) her small herd of unruly but adorable rescued Chihuahuas.

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The House on the Cliff by Jade Astor

HouseOnTheCliff[The]LGTitle: The House on the Cliff
Series: N/A
Author: Jade Astor
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20 April 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: A small-engine repair degree can only get you so far in a seaside tourist town—just ask Noah Camden. But his luck takes a turn when he stops to help a man change a tire. Obviously wealthy, the man offers Noah a job at the imposing manor, Cliff House. Noah is to care for the man’s vehicles and chauffeur the man’s son, Tristan Peterson, for the summer. Tristan is afraid to drive because of a mysterious accident–and no one will tell Noah the details.

Though the young men come from vastly different social backgrounds, Tristan and Noah slowly bond. One day Tristan confesses the truth: his first love, Martin Praxley, an estate handyman, was killed in the accident. Tristan believes Martin’s ghost is haunting him, bent on revenge.

Noah vows to figure out what really happened, how its possible Martin is back from the dead to torment Tristan, and how they can find peace and happiness together with the secrets of Cliff House looming over them.

ISBN: 9781632168467

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6293

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is an interesting book. I’ve read and enjoyed Jade Astor’s book in past and this one, The House on the Cliff, is no exception.

I’m going to keep this short so as not to give too much away, but I will start with the most obvious point to make: this story may be set in Maine but it reminds me strongly of the traditional English Gothic horror (though this is not a horror) or mystery books. It has all the important hall marks of the genre and may remind readers of a number of historical classics.

We start with an ordinary unemployed man (the poor/impoverished person), a creepy house (the Cliff House), a cold and windswept setting, a mysterious boss, a few shady characters, an apparently crazy person, a past murder and a mystery to solve.

The story follows Noah, who is unemployed and desperate for a job. Pure luck in deciding to pull over to be a Good Samaritan sealed his luck and got him a job and lodging, allowing him to move out of home. However, things aren’t as straight forward when he is hired by Lloyd Petersen, not only to work as a mechanic but also be driver and minder for his psychologically damaged son, Tristan.

With strange psychiatrists with shady morals and almost every other character being shady, Noah realises that there is more to Tristan and life at the Cliff House than meets the eye.

I’m going to give the book two criticisms, though. One, occasionally I felt like the story dragged a bit. Secondly, a number of the characters were rather underdeveloped. For example, Tristan’s friends Ryder and Sophia, they both seemed to just be there it seemed that they had no real purpose for a majority of the story. In addition, for the most part, other than Noah, none of the characters really grabbed me.

Mind you, I was watching Jane Eyre (BBC, 2006) at the same time I was reading and the parallel between Noah and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre was oddly striking minus the poor orphan angle.

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

Morgan and the Star Guard by Jade Astor

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Series: Star Cadets, #1
Author: Jade Astor
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Futuristic
Length: Short Story (18 Pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (March 6th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥1.5Hearts
Blurb: Growing up on one of the quadrant’s most popular star stations, Morgan Drex has spent half his life fantasizing about one day wearing the sleek blue-and-gold outfits and tall, gleaming black boots of Earth’s elite Star Guard. Those dreams have almost faded when he meets Evander Redshift at the Lunar Bar one night.

A tough officer who has traveled the galaxy, Evander offers Morgan a chance not just to become a Star Guard, but to become a man as well. That won’t be easy for a guy who has never left the space station where he was born and whose family has already mapped out a career path for him in the local casino.

Somehow, Morgan has to muster the courage to accept Evander’s offer and take off for the stars.

ISBN: 978-1-940756-28-8

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!morgan/cx2f

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This was an interesting book, maybe more so if it was actually longer. It took a total of five minutes to read the whole book. For me to really get into it, there has to actually be a story. This was not what I expected.

Morgan always wanted to be a star guard and looked forward to reaching his goal. While at work, he hooks up with a star guard. Evander is what he would like to be. After a few rounds of hot sex, he takes Evander up on his lesson and heads to the stars.

It was meet, be fascinated by a star guard, have sex a couple of times and then that was it. There was nothing really in the story. I hope that the second book gives me more to read with a story line, maybe a bit of danger and excitement. This was a disappointment and I am just not too sure about the series any longer.

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

Dustin and the Diplomat by Jade Astor

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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!

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/dustin-and-the-diplomat

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.

Bachelor and the Beast by Jade Astor

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Series: Once Upon A Man 02

Author: Jade Astor

Genre: Fantasy World

Length: Novella (106pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (16th February 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart: ♥♥♥2 ½ – 3Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: A man-loving twist on a classic tale. Wounded after a battle he cannot remember, Sir Donlin seeks refuge with Baldemar, the lord of a mysteriously understaffed castle. As his memories return, his own dark past is revealed, but which of them is concealing a deadlier secret?

A man-loving twist on a classic tale. Lost and wounded after a battle he cannot remember, Sir Donlin seeks refuge with Baldemar, the lord of a remote and mysteriously understaffed castle. Despite his host’s strange ways and fierce mannerism, an attraction soon grows between them. As his memories slowly return, however, Sir Donlin begins to sense that he also has a dark past. Soon he wonders which of the two is concealing a deadlier secret.

Trapped by a curse that forces him to live as a bloodthirsty creature of the shadows, Baldemar is surprised to feel his human emotions rekindled by the knight who has wandered into his lonely keep and brightened his mournful existence. Yet every night he struggles not only with the fear that he will accidentally kill the man he is growing to love, but a suspicion that Sir Donlin is not quite what he appears to be.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/bachelor-and-the-beast-ebook-p-1384.html

Review: Baldemar is lord of a castle. He enjoys his life as a knight living an indolent life, taking what he wants with little regard for others feelings and discarding those he is bored with.  Until the day he did it to the wrong person. Now, he haunts his deserted castle by night with only the company of his loyal retainer.  he is cursed to never again enjoy lazing in the morning sunshine. Sir Donlin woke up in a forest with no knowledge of his past. He knows he’s a knight and he knows his name, but everything else is a blank. When he comes across a run-down castle he seeks shelter and food, becoming enamored with his dark and mysterious host. With the help of the village apothecary he begins to regain his memories and his past seems darker than he could ever have imagined.

This is an interesting dark twist on an old fairy-tale, not quite a happily ever after, but definitely a happy for them ending. Both Baldemar and Donlin are what you expect from knights, big, manly and arrogant. Unfortunately for Baldemar, that arrogance bites him on the arse when his callus treatment of a minstrel results in his being cursed. Donlin is just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But, he has no memories of what has happened; as his memories begin to come back he fears what he might become.

I did like the twists in this story, but for the life of me I couldn’t quite like the characters. Both men start out extremely arrogant and I was secretly pleased when Baldemar was cursed. With Donlin, I didn’t like him because of how he treated Carew (Baldemar’s servant), and he had an expectation of how he should be treated even when he couldn’t remember who he was. The relationship that evolves between Baldemar and Donlin was good because they seem so well suited to each other, and the explosive passion between them is hot. I liked how the story evolved and developed and the twist near the end was really good, both men change as well becoming slightly less arrogant and more likable.

I recommend this to those who love darker fairy-tale twists, fantasy, arrogant men, hot sex and an ending that isn’t conventional.



Snow Bite, Blood Red by Jade Astor

Title: Snow Bite, Blood Red

Series: Once Upon A Man 01

Author: Jade Astor

Genre: Historical, Medieval, Paranormal, Alternate World, Vampires

Length: Novella (132pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (30th June 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Albion leads a sheltered life until he is chosen to break the curse that has befallen their king. A nightwalker who feasts on human blood, King Jasper knows regaining his humanity means draining the life from the man he loves.

A man-loving twist on a classic tale. The younger son of a powerful lord, Albion leads a sheltered life with his father and half-brother, Rosarius. Everything changes for him when he is summoned to King Jasper’s palace. Much to his brother’s resentment, Albion is chosen to help break the curse that has befallen their ruler.

Forced to live as a creature who shuns the daylight and feasts on human blood, King Jasper has nearly given up hope of finding the true love that can restore his humanity. Just as he starts to believe Albion may be the one to heal him, a mysterious assassin tries to put a stop to their growing passion. With the forces of dark magic working against them, Jasper and Albion must find a way to outwit death and forge a life together.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/products_id/1101/?zenid=3a799ff1718524eeb8af84fb253e2a71

Review: Albion gets his first glimpse of the King, when he is taken to court after his coming of age. He can scarce believe the tales his brother tells him and is shocked to learn his brother wishes to ensnare the King. But, his brother’s plan backfires, when Albion is chosen instead. Jasper has fallen foul of a curse laid upon him because of his father’s actions, now forced to drink blood and living in darkness he only wishes to break the curse. But, finding the one man who can break it is difficult, when Albion seems to have an effect on him, someone sets out to get rid of Albion.

This is a well written twisted rendition of Snow White with a bit of Beauty and the Beast thrown in. Albion is a sheltered young man who has just passed his eighteenth birthday and with his coming of age, he is invited to the King’s yearly party to introduce all the newly eligible young men to the King. Albion is dragged into a ploy by his brother to ensnare the Kings attention and when Albion is chosen, Rosarius is far from happy. Jasper just wants to find the one who can break his curse, but it is getting harder and harder to live with the lonely existence and dashed hopes, until Albion brings hope back into his life and it puts Albion’s life in grave danger.

Albion really has been sheltered and is very naïve about life. He has had his own secret longings and when he meets the King those longings take on a life of their own. Albion is just so trusting that you want to protect him from all the evil in the world. And Jasper, well, with Jasper you want to take all the hopelessness and loneliness away. They make a really sweet couple, and you can’t help wondering if it isn’t because he has the right blood and more because of how they feel for each other.

So, I will recommend this to those who love a fairy tale with a twist, danger, intrigue, witchcraft, erotic lovemaking and a very happy ending.




Serge by Jade Astor

Title: Serge

 Series: Moon Lake Wolves 03

Author: Jade Astor

Genre: Shifters

Length: Novella (147pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (5th May 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Serge, the youngest Lyall brother, finds unexpected love with Nicholas, the mysterious newcomer who hires him to restore an old house. Hidden in the walls, however, is a secret that unexpectedly connects their pasts and threatens to destroy their future.

Serge, the youngest Lyall brother, wonders if he will ever find the kind of committed love his brothers Darius and Caleb now enjoy with their partners, Ash and Desmond. Then he meets Nicholas Starling, a mysterious newcomer to Moon Lake who hires him to restore an old house he has inherited, and an unexpected attraction sparks between them.

Once he begins work on the house, however, Serge uncovers a surprising, centuries-old connection that links him to Nicholas, as well as a bizarre secret that may make a future for them impossible. As his feelings for Nicholas grow, and the full moon approaches, Serge worries that if he reveals his lycanthropy, he may lose not only his lover, but his life.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/products_id/842/?zenid=b1cda3e3cc7c9fc4b20007710735cca7

Review: Serge feels a twinge of jealousy when he thinks of his brothers; as they have found what they want from life and have loving partners. Serge wants that as well and now that he has met Nicholas, maybe he can have that life.  Until Nicholas reveals a secret that just may bring havoc on Serge and his brothers.

This story intrigued me with its added storyline, but it felt a touch rushed this time around. Serge longs for his own partner and maybe a business of his own, but is happy, at the moment, though a bit restless. When he meets Nicholas, it’s instant attraction and Nicholas offers him a proposition that he doesn’t want to turn down. But, secrets come out which place Serge in an awkward position. Nicholas has been told that he has a legacy to fulfil; to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors, but it isn’t something that he really wants to do. When he meets Serge, it isn’t only to have Serge repair his house and the attraction is instant. They later discover that they have more in common with their ancestors than they first thought.

I liked the added twist in this one, but the story felt rushed… like I was being pushed through the book really quickly and at the end it felt too left open with no true conclusion, except they all got away relatively unharmed. I really liked Serge and Nicholas and felt that they made a great couple. Their attraction and passion struck sparks off each other and they were very hot together. The slight conflict between them is good, with neither really ever backing down, but they manage to resolve their differences near the end with a sigh of relief.

I will admit to being disappointed that the storyline was a new one and didn’t continue on from the previous book with the professor. And now, with this one, it is also left hanging in the wind with no true conclusion. Don’t get me wrong, it is good and a new aspect has come into play, but it feels like there are more people floating about now who know about the brothers and their abilities.

So I will recommend this one to those who love shifters, good storylines, a great couple, hot sex and a happy ending.


Darius by Jade Astor

Title: Darius

Series: Moon Lake Wolves 01

Author: Jade Astor

Genre: Paranormal, Shifters

Length: Novella (123pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (25th February 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Darius Lyall fled his hometown five years ago under suspicion of murder. Now Sheriff Ash Rawling seeks to clear his name. Will Darius find a way to love Ash without accidentally tearing him limb from limb during the next full moon?

Sheriff Ashton Rawling never expected to see Darius Lyall back in town. Five years ago, just as their friendship seemed poised to turn into something more, Darius fled the small northern town of Moon Lake under suspicion of brutally murdering a local man whose body was found on Lyall property.

Now Darius has returned to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of his youngest brother at their family’s forest cabin. The moment he sees Ash, the old attraction sparks between them. Ash knows he must solve the murder for their relationship to have a chance. Darius must find a way to love Ash without accidentally tearing him limb from limb during the next full moon.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/darius-ebook-p-748

Review: Darius returns to his hometown to help his brother celebrate his 21st birthday, but his return stirs up trouble as most of the town believe him to be a murderer. Ash is the town sheriff who is trying to keep the peace, but as he butts heads with half the town and Darius, he has to solve a five year old murder to prove Darius’s innocence.

This is a really good shifter story that shows shifters in a more animalistic light. Darius and Ash are two men who five years ago were best friends, but when Darius disappeared without a word, Ash began to doubt his friend’s innocence.   now Darius is back and Ash has to prove his innocence before the town turns into an ugly mob. These two characters strike sparks off each other.   The attraction is strong and the sex between them is hot!

Darius tries his best to keep Ash at a distance because he has a secret to hide.  But not the one that Ash thinks.  And when Ash discovers his secret, he is torn between fascination and terror. I have got to say that this version of shifter sounds painful and horrible and who don’t recognize anyone in their shifted form.   I like the way it is portrayed and the fact that the brothers are not happy to be shifters. The progression of the story is good and moves smoothly and the mystery of the murder is easy to solve when Ash has all the clues and the answers came from an unexpected source.

With this one I will recommend to those who want a more down to earth shifter story, who love a bit of mystery, who love hot sex and a happy ending.