Moral Authority by Jacob Z. Flores

Jacob Z. Flores Moral authorityTitle: Moral Authority

Series: N/A

Author: Jacob Z. Flores

Genre: MM / Dystopian / Thriller-Horror

Length: Super Novel (373pgs)

Publisher: Wilde City Press (22nd May 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are prescribed ideals in America of 2050. The Moral Authority, the nation’s newest branch of government, has virtually eliminated crime, poverty, and most social ills, but it also rules the land with a tyrannical fist, championing ignorance and brandishing fear.

Mark Bryan is a gay man whose existence brands him an outlaw; Isaac Montoya is a charming stranger, who entices Mark to defy moral law; and Samuel Pleasant runs the Moral Authority and plans to punish moral offenders and a rebellious uprising—no matter the cost.

Will liberty and justice return for all?

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Review: I love it when I get my hands on a book which is so well written it has the ability to evoke a number of emotions from me. I’m also know to love book that have a somewhat realistic approach and ending, and I’m not shy to the ones that have a tragic ending either.

Moral Authority is one such book. It attacks your soul with the first line that goes through you like a bullet and continues to do so through the duration of the story. As impossible as it seemed at the time, this story starts with the very end scene, it tells you point blank there is no happy ending here and it makes it clear as day that this is going to be heartbreaking. With its very prologue it dares you to continue reading and I warn you this is not a light read or a fun one.

In this dystopian world America has come a long way from what it is today in only a matter of half century. In this New America morality is praised and savored and guarded by all means. Moral Authority is a new branch that guards everyone’s life, integrity and morals. Crime as we know it has vanished, diversity too, gangs, murders, stealing, hustling, everything that threatens our lives today have come to an end. Immorality is the crime and everything is dealt with an iron fist. Seems perfect, or it should be, but we all know what happens when extremism reigns.

Individuality is lost and people are turned into one similar mass, clones of each other. Happiness is no longer pursued rather the illusion of it is supposedly a given. The Moral Police dictates how people should live their life and freedom has lost its true meaning. Among all things that are lost to humans is also their right to their sexuality. The Gay/Lesbians/Bisexuals of America has either fled when things changed or went underground. The ones still living among their peers live in fear, always looking behind their shoulder. Undercover police has a new meaning and baits for homosexuals are in each and every corner. Homosexuality is a crime and has a special kind of Hell on Earth, the cruelty of which can’t be comprehended.

I’m not going to dwell on the specifics of the plot and the story. I’m simply going to point out that this story has it all, depression, desperation, love, hope, heartbreak and loss, tortures and cruelty in every form and a most realistic approach that if we look closely in our past and especially countries that has suffered from Dictators, we will see how very similar the events that happen in this story are to events Humanity has already suffered and could suffer if we are not careful of our Human Rights. You can see how similar Chancellor Pleasant is to Hitler, how very similar the gay camps in the books are to the Jew camps the Nazi had. How very similar the life in this “utopian” America is to the countries plagued by Communism or strong Religion. Coming from one such country I couldn’t help but relate to most of the story, to how homosexuals are treaded in such societies, to the horrors of the camps and the despair that comes from not being able to live your life freely. It was gut-wrenching to read and awakened many memories of the past and tales I was told from my elders.

In the end this is a very carefully and brilliantly written book that one should not miss. Strongly recommended.

Auld Lang Syne by Tia Fielding

Title: Auld Lang Syne

Author: Tia Fielding

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Hot

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥

Reviewer: Beatrice

Blurb:  After leaving trouble behind, Jackson Way has found a home on the Triple-R, but he hasn’t found that one perfect horse – and men are pretty thin on the ground as well. Jack’s got a once-a-year hookup with a carnival worker, but it’s been quite some time since the carnival’s been by. When the ranch owner’s nephew comes to the Triple-R to work, Jackson has to admit, Blair McRae can tempt a man.


But Jackson’s not the only one with a past to make a man skittish, and Blair’s not willing to risk his bruised heart if Jackson’s not ready to let go of his past. Jackson had to work hard, be patient, and let go of the past to get his one perfect horse – is he willing to go to the same lengths to hold on to that one perfect man?


Review:  I liked this. It’s nice to see characters defying stereotypes planted in this genre. Jack wasn’t a total alpha male – in fact he was quite submissive in bed – despite the general stereotype that seems to appoint ranchers (and the older man in the relationship) to be the dominant one. Blair wasn’t a wide-eyed kid despite his considerably young age; he’s not a blushing virgin and he’s seen his fair share of the dark side of the planet.


I also liked how the horses were incorporated into this story. They weren’t just animals that Jack and Blair worked with; they were separate beings with names and I really enjoyed reading all about Sirius’s antics. What a cute colt. He’ll definitely be a handful, but I do know that he’s Jack’s horse.


Through bad introductions and an awkward and fumbling “getting to know you” stage and a (somewhat) expected turn of events, these guys found love. Definitely recommended if you’re in need of a quick and fluffy read. I’m looking forward to reading Tia Fielding’s new novel that was just released yesterday.



One Night

Title: One Night

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Novel 158pgs

Publisher: Silver Publishing

Heat Level: Hot

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4 1/2

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb:  Liam Wade is facing the biggest change in his life since marrying his best friend, Janelle, and adopting her daughter. Janelle has long since passed on, losing the battle to live a few days after her daughter is born, leaving Liam a father, in need of finding a mother for his daughter Emma. He’s rich, successful, and Leigh is the perfect, approved, wife for him. Before he settles down to give his daughter the best family he can, he wants one week away, to think. Just to make sure that he can leave half of himself hidden and marry without love, because Liam has one big problem in all of this — he’s gay.

Micah Adamson is the owner of a vineyard in Rochester NY, and has yet to find the partner he knows is out there for him. He believes in love and wants forever, and one day he knows he will find his ‘forever’ man. He attends a wine festival in Santa Monica, seven nights in a beautiful hotel on the beach.

Micah wants to show that love between two men includes affection, understanding, and can be forever. Will he make Liam see sense?

Review: Micah is a workaholic who is bullied into taking a vacation/conference by his well-meaning family. Liam is taking a week for himself to be himself and to find himself away from the influence of his family.

Liam is positive that the only type of relationship that can happen between two men is hot, hard sex. He really does believe that he will never get the type of relationship that he craves and the security and family that his daughter needs with a man. Micah is tired of men who either want his money or think monogamy is over-rated.

I thought this story was incredibly touching as a father tries to do what is best for his daughter. You can feel his need to do right by his daughter; to give her the best upbringing that he can, even if it means that he sacrifices his own happiness. You feel incredibly sad for both these men as all they want is to be loved for themselves, not what they have or their name. The confrontation between Liam and his dad was good, very good and I was impressed that it was realistic without screaming matches or punches being thrown. I loved the ending because it’s not, ‘they throw their arms around each other and declare undying love for each other’, It’s a we’ll see how this goes but I hope it lasts forever.

It’s not a happy ever after… but it’s a beginning.


The Thirteen Child by

Title: The Thirteenth Child

Author: J.L. O’Faolain

Publishers: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, M/M

Rating:  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Heat rating:  Moderate

Length: Novel

Reviewer:  Pixie


Blurb: Immortal sidhe Tuulois MacColewyn is living rough. After nearly two centuries of life as one of Faerie Queen Titania’s prized wolves and a handful of years as a Roaring Twenties mob boss’s favorite enforcer, he’s now exiled to New York, making rent doing dirty jobs for other fey outcasts. He used to consult on the occult for Detective James Corhagen at the NYPD, but since their highly combustible friendship burned itself out a year ago, Cole hasn’t heard from him.


All that changes when Corhagen summons Cole right out of his shower and into the middle of a crime scene.  The NYPD is facing a rash of messy black-magic murders, complete with exploding hearts and very little forensic evidence, not to mention the sinister disappearance of several half-fey children. However hard he tries to deny it—and his inconvenient attraction to the sidhe—Corhagen needs Cole’s help. A persistent police inspector rounds out the team, but when their investigation comes too close to the truth, suddenly it’s their lives on the line. With a powerful killer on the loose, Cole, James, and Inspector Vallimun must race against time to stop the monster out to claim the thirteenth child.

Review: What can I say about this book except LOVED IT.?  Cute Pixies, misunderstood Goblins, a Little Red Riding Hood with a basket full of weapons and a Troll with a cold and those are kinda like the Good guys? The opening scene shows you that this is not your usual paranormal fantasy where humans are sacred and the supernaturals have to take what they dish out. This book has its dark part’s, it’s ‘Oh riggghhhttt’ parts and is humorous most of the way through.

Tuulois ‘Cole’ MacColewyn survives by doing jobs for other supernaturals; he tries to protect those that are like family to him.  James Corhagen is a detective just doing his job and living so far back in the closet that Narnia should ask him to become a citizen.  Inspector Joss Vallimun seems to be a stick in the mud and you don’t really get to know much about him really, but everything may not be as so straight forward as it seems with him.

This book is not a happy ever after. Cole and James don’t go skipping off into the sunset holding hands and James doesn’t realize suddenly that the closet is cold and lonely.  We do find out, however, that there may be another love interest for Cole.


The story is brilliant and slightly twisted it has you trying to figure out what happens next and you’d be wrong.   There aren’t many sex scenes but the story more than makes up for it and we actually get to know the characters pretty well.  When I finished the book I moaned ‘noooo you can’t just stop there’.   So I truly believe this author is pure evil incarnate because I want to read the second book NOW and it’s not published yet.


I really can see this author being a huge hit because the way he has written this you know there will be a series (I’ve heard 13 books) and hopefully a prequel where Cole and James meet. (J.L. O’Faolain if you read this hint hint).

So, I recommend that you all run out and buy this book, if you haven’t already, ‘cuz really, what’s wrong with you all… it’s brilliant.  If you want insta love, tons of sex and romance poring off the pages then this isn’t for you.  If you want a real story line, in-depth characters and the promise of more to come then what are you waiting for, go get it.