A Double Sacrifice by Jaxx Steele

Jaxx Steele - A Double Sacrifice CoverTitle: A Double Sacrifice, 2nd Edition

Series: N/A

Author: Jaxx Steele

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance

Length: Short Story

Publisher: Pride Publishing (22nd March 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5Hearts

Blurb: When twins are born to the king of deliverance, could the prince be receiving dreams meant for the princess by mistake?

The time of deliverance is just a few days away, and Prince Kenwei can’t recite the ancient
words that will bind his twin sister to the lake god. Restless nights rob him of his concentration.

When the princess explains that his dreams are similar to the ones that call the chosen one to the god, Kenwei knows she has to be wrong. He is convinced there is no way he can receive a dream meant for his sister, but is he right?

ISBN: 978-1-78651-390-8

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/a-double-sacrifice

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Kenwei’s sister was supposed to be the one mated to the lake god, so to his surprise he was the one with the dreams. He cannot bind his sister and is torn with what to do. The first pair of twins born to do a duty. A dream that leads one to their true destiny, which leads a big shock to the poor guy.

This is one of those stories about an African tribe and their traditions. I have to admit though that if it had not been such a short story I would have put it back on the shelf. It is a short story that has a lot of heat to it and is very strange to say the least.

It is well written and has a lot of depth to it which was a shock. However I am afraid that I just didn’t connect with this story nor its characters. It is a good read though and I would definitely recommend it.

A Package Deal by Jaxx Steele

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Series: Sexy Snax
Author: Jaxx Steele
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (August 14th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Heaerts
Blurb: One drunken night turned Phillip’s life upside down. Could James be the man to turn it right side up?

A drunken decision in college during dare week changes Phillip Drake’s life forever. In less than two years, he becomes a nurse, a father then a widower. For a young gay man, this was way past tilt on his shock meter.

To his disappointment, the life he’d planned for himself with his lover James will never happen. A tragedy brings Phil home with his son. He learns James wants to be with him again, but Phil is hesitant. His focus is on what’s best for his son.

Could James be what’s best for both the father and son?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-137-8

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/a-package-deal

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Short and sweet, one of the best kinds of books and definitely one where you don’t have to think too much beyond the words. Phillip returns home after disappearing three years ago out of the lives of his mother, sister and his then boyfriend, James. James clearly never got over Phillip and has been both heartbroken and confused about what actually happened to his lover.

I never tend to think as this type of story as interracial because even though the men have different skin colour I don’t see that as important to the relationship. I’m also not particularly fond of labelling a book as interracial because even though the characters are indeed of different race, except when dealing with racists, it’s a bit of a non-event for me. But in this case, it was the African-American family that were the racists in the piece. I found it interesting that learning about one’s culture was also based on skin colour here, I wonder if that is true in real life?

I would have liked there to be more details regarding James and what happened to him because he seemed just too willing to fall back into his relationship with Phillip. I cannot work out the exact nature of James and Phillip’s relationship prior to Phillip disappearing, except I know that they were having sex.

The other thing is that the events leading to Phillip’s son being conceived just seemed a little too convoluted. It would have been better if it simply remained as vague as a drunken night out with the frat boys while Phillip tried to play it straight. However, I can’t work out the rationale behind Phillip cutting himself off from his family, because both his mother and sister were very supportive. So are James and his mother for that matter.

In general, the plot of this story is good despite the lack of character development. Read it but don’t over analyse it and you’ll enjoy it.

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

Him for the Holidays by Jaxx Steele

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Series: N/A
Author: Jaxx Steele
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Short (42 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (January 16th, 2015) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Don meets Trevor when he goes home for the holidays. Could a long-distance romance be his holiday wish come true?

Donald Bradley is home for the holidays. While running an errand for his mother, he meets Trevor Oxford, who is everything Don could ask for in a man. However, Don does not intend to have any type of relationship with him. Trevor lives and works in the small town and Don lives two hundred miles away in the city. Trevor is confident and aggressive in his pursuit of Don, who is confused by Trevor’s attentiveness. Don wants to run away from Trevor and run to him at the same time.

Could a long-distance romance be just what Don needs to start the New Year? Will Don accept what Trevor has to offer, giving him what he really wants this holiday season?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-363-1

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/him-for-the-holidays

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Hot and cute, that pretty much sums up this book for me. It’s almost like a comedy of errors, as Donald seems to be thrown Trevor’s way at every turn by Donald’s mother and sister. It’s really just a fun book, with some hot sex, some hang-ups and someone playing hard to get. Really, you don’t need to read too much between the lines or too deeply, into what’s going on.

Donald is staying in his small hometown with his mother over Christmas while he waits for repairs on his Indianapolis apartment. Trevor recently moved to the town where he inherited his uncle’s shop and picks up shifts at the hospital, because he is also a nurse. The plot is simple – Donald isn’t overly optimistic about going into a long distance relationship despite his loneliness and Trevor is willing to take the chance regardless of the consequences. Donald and Trevor are really likable and relatable, and they have some sizzling chemistry.

Honestly, the ending didn’t feel quite right after the Donald we get to know. I really was expecting some sort of hissy fit before everything was resolved. For that reason, I think I really just wanted to know more about this couple before the story ended. Nonetheless, this is a fun holiday read.

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

Marked! by Jaxx Steele

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Series: Lust Bites
Author: Jaxx Steele
Genre: Contemporary/Interracial
Length: Short (49 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (October 3rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Sharing what you know with your lover can give him the power he needs to win, especially when he’s fighting a rogue wolf.

Mark Delonco was betrayed, ostracized, rejected, beaten, and left for dead by a pack brother. As he wanders the forest, an unfamiliar scent brings him to a gruesome scene—and his betrayer. Another confrontation brings not only victory for the moment but also the possibility for love and redemption.

Victor Bradley could never maintain a relationship with anyone and he didn’t know why. It wasn’t that something was wrong with the men he chose, it was just that no one ever felt right to him. While visiting his forest home, a stranger appears at the door and changes his life. How can he know a man he has never met?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 9781784302252

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/marked

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Mark has been betrayed and cast out of his pack. Years later with the help of his mate, he reclaims what was taken from him. I loved how Mark came to Vicktor’s defense when he was just a baby.

Then when Vicktor was old enough for Mark to claim Vicktor came to his defense while he battling Raymond to the death.

I really enjoyed the whole story. Amazing details and hot sex between Mark and Vicktor and an intense battle to the death made for a great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through

The Bradley Family Gift by Jaxx Steele

Jaxx Steele The Bradley Family GiftTitle:  The Bradley Family Gift

Author:  Jaxx Steele

Genre:  Contemporary, Holiday, Interracial

Length Short (74 pgs)

Publisher:  Silver Publishing (December 21st, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer:  Cat

Blurb: Home for the holidays, Don meets Trevor, all he’d ever hoped for in a man. With no intention of starting a relationship, would Don let Trevor be everything he wanted this holiday season?

Donald Bradley is home for the holidays when he meets Trevor Oxford. He is everything he could ask for in a man, but Don has no intention of having any type of relationship with him. Two hundred miles was too far away to even consider it. Trevor is confident and aggressive each time Don encounters him, not hiding his interest at all. Will Don accept what Trevor has to offer, giving him what he really wanted this holiday season and forever?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title is a significantly expanded and re-edited re-release title.

Purchase Link:  https://spsilverpublishing.com/the-bradley-family-gift-ebook-p-60449.html

Review: Bradley came home for the month of December while his apartment is being fixed. He works long hours then sleeps so he has no time for a relationship even though he runs an online dating service. This is his busy season with the holidays so he is throwing himself in his work. His Mom and sister want him to slow down and enjoy life and has a very special Christmas gift lined up for him.

This is one of those cute stories that make you feel good.  We all need a family that gives such hot, sexy Christmas gifts.

I loved both Donald and Travis.  Donald is an overachiever that uses his job as an excuse to avoid real life. I really related to him. Travis is outgoing and goes for what he wants with no holds barred. They complement each other well. I liked that the characters are unique, Donald being colour-blind and I liked that the story is also bi-racial.  I would have liked more of Donald’s disability worked into the story. I loved Donald’s mom. She added a cute touch of humour and Donald’s sister added a touch of realism.

I did find it a bit odd that Travis ends up in Donald’s bedroom while Donald is sleeping, without them really having been out, but sometimes we just need a good book full of hot sex and this is one of them. The dream scenes; especially the one at the beginning are smoking hot. WOW!!!

If you like a short holiday story that is hot and fun to read this is for you!

By the Moonlight by Jax Steele (Audio)

BytheMoonlightAudTitle:  By the Moonlight

Author: Jax Steele 

Genre:   Vampire Romance

Length:  1 hour and 5 minutes

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (November 14th 2009)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:   Happy with an eternity of seducing women for both pleasure and blood, vampire Jared Sinclair is surprised when his longtime friend Byron encourages him to sample the pleasures that might be found in a man. It’s during a sensual encounter that Jared discovers the real reason Byron wants him to expand his palate … because he wants Jared to taste him*Wet Dream*

Product Link through Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1662&cPath=201

Product Link through Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/By-the-Moonlight-Audiobook/B0036GRNAU?ref_=sr_1_4

Reviewer: Tams

Review:  Short, Sexy and Steamy… my three favorite colors are available in audio? Who knew!

Jared and Bryon are vampires and friends, they’ve spent centuries fucking and feeding their way through the populous. Jared takes his pleasure from women and Byron takes his from men. But Byron has always wanted to take Jared as well, now he just has to convince Jared to let him.

I loved the feeding ritual itself in this story. When a woman was at her peak, so to speak, that is when her blood was the richest. Soon enough Jared learns from watching Byron and then he finally decides to feeds from a man, in more ways than one, and it is even more delectable than his former female lovers ever were. Just wait until Byron gets him into bed, his head might explode!

I would love a longer story of these two vampire lovers escapades across the globe. I hope that this short was just a snack. The narrator was pretty decent added to the storyline. He had a sexy, sultry voice that he kept throughout, with just little inflections here and there to let you know if it was Jared or Byron speaking. Super short, super sexy and super cheap. You could knock this one out in the car on the way to work, and have a much better day!

Reynaud's Redemption by Jaxx Steele

6d003b1d8e65ff3377d1593b71bca008.image.200x300Title: Reynaud’s Redemption

Sequel to Cam’s Best Friend

Author: Jaxx Steele

Genre: Paranormal, Magic

Length: Novella (83pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (13th April 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: After a year of bliss with Cameron by his side, Reynaud began to feel uneasy. Can a call from his past threaten to ruin his present and future with Cam?

Reynaud had everything he ever wanted with Cam and yet something nagged at him. Now that his magic was back, he could not ignore the pull he felt to go ‘home’. He hoped going home would ease his weariness, but it was apparent that things had changed during his absence. Friends had lost their places and enemies had gained power. Will the final confrontation with his past destroy everything Reynaud had in his present and prevent him from having a future with Cam?

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/reynauds-redemption-ebook-p-1432.html

Review: This story is the sequel to Cam’s Best Friend and they must be read in order. Reynaud is blissfully happy with Cam, but there is something tugging at his subconscious. Something that he should recognize. With Cam he returns to his old home, but everything has changed and the place where the council met is long gone, but that tugging is persistent. Leaving Cam at home, he sets out to find Madame Cousteau, the one who is calling to him. But, the council has changed and the danger of an enemy is strong. Can Reynaud defeat his powerful foe to return to the arms of his beloved Cam?

This story tells Reynaud’s side of things as he heads back to the magical world to see why he is being called. Cam and Reynaud are still deeply in love, but Cam is getting fed up with Reynaud denying there is anything wrong. Reynaud finally admits that he doesn’t know what is wrong, but that there is something calling him. Cam offers to take Reynaud back to where he used to live. Reynaud is devastated when he sees the destruction of his former home, but returns days later by himself determined to find the one who calls to him.

Although this is Reynaud’s story some of the book is from Baptiste’s perspective (Baptiste was responsible for Reynaud’s banishment). Baptiste has been biding his time and with the elders all getting close to the end of their time, he becomes power-hungry and resorts to nefarious means to get what he wants. Baptiste is a very nasty character and time hasn’t mellowed him in the least. Reynaud is great, although his disregard of Cam is annoying. He didn’t even leave a note, he just disappeared. Cam is much more forgiving than I would have been, but he loves Reynaud so it is understandable.

I recommend this to those who love magical paranormal, putting the past to rest, dishing out deserving punishments and a happy ending for Cam and Reynaud.