The Degan Incident by Rob Colton, 2nd edition

71bdwG5DsrL._SL1500_Title: The Degan Incident, 2nd Edition
Series: Galactic Conspiracies # 1
Author: Rob Colton
Genre: Sci-Fi/ M-preg
Length: Novel (158 pages)
Publisher: Rob Colton (August 10th 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Lonely spaceport worker Devin McSmith meets Bastian Drago, an exotic and beastly alien from the planet Dega, and begins an adventure that takes him to the stars and beyond.
While working at Earth’s Spaceport Prime, Devin McSmith meets Bastian Drago, an exotic and beastly alien from the planet Dega.
Devin and Bastian get to know each other and their relationship quickly heats up. Just as they begin to fall in love, Bastian disappears without a trace.

When Devin’s encounter with Bastian triggers a startling change in his body, he is taken captive and held in a top-secret research facility.

Will Bastian find Devin before it’s too late?


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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Devin, a human, meets Bastian, a Degan, while working at a space station. The sparks immediately between the two and after spending some hot, passionate time together Bastian disappears.

This book grabs your attention and keeps it from to finish. The details about Bastian’s race were intriguing as well as the visual details of his awesome home world.

There is a conspiracy in this book that Devin is dragged into. I did not like what the unsanctioned lab did to him after they kidnapped him. Horrifying tests and abuse until he was finally rescued. The main suspect actually surprised me. But the others involved with him did not.

Space chases, suspense, mystery, action and a powerful romance that remains even in the face of danger and uncertainty. Highly addictive and action packed, this book was a fantastic read.

Absolutely loved this book.

Highly recommended.

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The Cassini Mission by Rob Colton

81sWySoLSFL._SL1500_Title: The Cassini Mission
Series: Galactic Conspiracies, # 2
Author: Rob Colton
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: Novella (138 pages)
Publisher: Rob Colton (November 9th 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The adventure continues in this action-packed sequel to The Degan Incident!

Dr. Aron Adler is ordered to take part in a rescue mission to a research colony located on an uninhabited planet in the outer rim. He is to immediately report to the U.S.C. Cassini, which will take Aron, two other scientists, and a unit of Union Marines to the colony. Once there, they are to assess the situation and retrieve any data or specimens.

Formerly a scientist in the Union Navy, Aron was dishonorably discharged following a court-martial for failing to obey orders. Stepping foot on the Cassini brings up old feelings he would rather forget. Shunned by the crew of the Cassini, Aron finds comfort in the arms—and bed—of Marine corporal Kane Robertson.
Upon reaching the colony, it becomes apparent that not everything is as it seems.

Once again, Aron is faced with a difficult decision: follow orders or follow his heart.


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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Dr. Aron Adler, the one who was consulted and alerted the Degan’s about Devin’s kidnapping in the first book, is tasked with a dangerous mission along with Marine corporal Kane Robertson, a bio engineered soldier. From the start these two are attracted to one another.

Even though Kane has been pre-programmed he has his own feelings. Nothing is as it seems when they arrive at the research facility. They run into dangerous situations throughout and some of the men with them end up injured.

This book is action packed and intense from the start. I could not stop reading it until the very end. Edge of your seat situations and detailed battles along with the blossoming romance between Kane and Aron made for a fantastic and intriguing read.

I love this author’s books. He writes awesome stories that stick with you long after you’re done reading them.

This series is one of my favorites as it gives the reader a little of everything, romance, adventure, action, intense situations and places that intrigue the reader.

Highly recommended.

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The Buckle by Rob Colton

54ed8fbd6359b5ebb4929421Title: The Buckle
Series: part of the Stranded anthology.
Author: Rob Colton
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (35 Pages)
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (February 26, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table…

ISBN: 978-1-925222-32-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This was a damn good story that I had a blast reading. I just wished that it was longer with more to it. I absolutely love Rob Colton. He gave me a story that had a cute, young guy with a big bear. It was a hot and very sexy story. This story is mainly sex but damn it is good. I do wish that it had been longer with more of an actual story to love, but it was good.

Hayden is at the bar for his brother’s birthday. He hasn’t been there before but he takes one look at the guys there and he is over heated. There is one guy though that has his eye and that would be the bartender. Rex is not just the bartender but the owner of the bar and a restaurant. He is always working and even his pal has made a comment about how he needs to get out. He didn’t think anything about it till Eli’s points out Hayden. Damn he has found the boy for him.

I had a kick with this story. It was fast, to the point, sexy, hot and to damn short. It made for a great read. I can see myself reading it more than once.

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An American Lamb in Europe by Rob Colton

20558481Title: An American Lamb in Europe

Series: N/A

Author: Rob Colton

Genre: Paranormal Suspense

Length: Novel (120 Pages)

ISBN: 978-62798-442-3

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 12th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb:Jamie Anderson knows you need to look before you leap, but he forgets it often enough to land in trouble. When his brother and only remaining family member disappears, he doesn’t think twice about quitting his job as a dental hygienist to travel to the Czech Republic to search for him.

Rescued by the sexy, mysterious Tomas in a small city near the German border, Jamie enlists his help in locating Rudy. Soon Jamie realizes the man knows more than he’s sharing. When Jamie demands Tomas tell him the truth, Tomas reveals he’s a vampire. Horrified the man he’s fantasized about is a monster, Jamie struggles with the fact he still needs Tomas’s help to find Rudy.

Jamie never expects their search will land him in the middle of a vampire turf war.

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Review: Well this one is definitely a little bit different from the ones that I normally read, however it was pretty good. I loved the mixture of cultures and characters. It has a great story line, one that has lots of humorous situations and serious ones. I loved the way Thomas and Jamie mix together.

Jamie just wanted to find his brother Rudy, but he wasn’t getting anywhere in Czech Republic. Everyone seemed scared of answering his questions. Then he came across two people who were not so nice. However, Thomas came to his rescue and was enticed by Jamie. It would seem Jamie could not be tranced and that was quite a catch among the vampires. Jamie loved his brother very much to the point of quitting his job and selling his home. He is genuine, caring, compassionate, and a bit quirky. He is cute as can be and has a heart of gold. Thomas is not only a vampire and a prince, but also pretty much a vampire cop. He was strict, tough, and very sexy. He had also decided that Jamie was his mate. The sex between them is hot, sensuous, and full of passion.

Rob is an amazing author who can give you a great mystical world. A world that you can lose yourself into when times get rough. The characters have their strengths and weaknesses that compliment the other person. The overcome the challenges that are set in front of them and come out winning. I loved the way it all came together. It was just not long enough for me to absolutely love, but it came pretty close.

Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton

18212692Title: Ranch Foreman

Series: N/A

Author: Rob Colton

Genre: Western

Length: Novella (120 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 14th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: When Madison “Matty” Ward finds himself out of work and without a place to live, his cousin comes through with a job on the Gates cattle ranch. Despite not knowing anything about herding cattle or taking care of horses, Matty does his best to impress the older hunky foreman, Baxter Hollingsworth. Baxter is drawn to the new young hand, but he’s deeply closeted, and after an openly gay veterinarian shows he’s interested in Matty, Baxter’s repressed feelings lead to an explosive encounter. Baxter then withdraws—leaving Matty feeling angry and used—until an accident forces him to confront his fears.

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Review: I start reading this story and the first impressions are quite good. As I progress further into the plot, those impressions keep getting better. The characters described here are not only charming and appealing, but they have a raw feeling, a certain depth that real people do. Yes, that is what I kept thinking while reading this story.

Matt and Baxter were very realistically portrayed. The closeted cowboy, his reactions, how he would go after Matt when he’s had a drink or two and his inhibitions were lax, and how he would shut down when he was sober, how he would ignore and avoid the young man when in public. All that had a very real and everyday taste that made me love the first three quarters of this book. The chase and pull between them, the hungry need displayed from Baxter, and the fear that need caused, it was all pretty well written.

But then the book took a U-turn and went from realism to surreal in the blink of an eye. All the hesitation and resistance the characters pulled during the entire read changed at the end as if by magic. One accidental even that had Matt nearly seriously injured made Baxter change from a behavior nurtured his entire life and come out, claim Matt publically. I suppose the book would have to end like that, but I can’t stomach the “I love you’s” that spilt like lighting and the entire sappy emotions that followed when the two men didn’t even have the opportunity to know each other, let alone develop such intense feelings for each other.

In addition to those unreal declarations, there were other feelings and emotions “told”, that were not showed in the plot. I missed that connection with Matt’s bosses. How it happened it was lost in translation. The fact that Matt suffers a violation, aka rape, and the offhand way he deals with it, and the transition from detached to friends with the rest of the farm hands. It was weird seeing the leaps that happened and literally affected the read, all the while missing that effect on you. The only palpable feelings I got from this read was the lust and need the pair of men had for each other during the first half of the book.

Bottom end, I was seriously put off from the way the end occurred. While I loved most of the writing and the best part of this read, the last quarter of it simply knocked that all down. However, I’m known to be picky. Some other person might say the end was pretty romantic and “awww” inspiring. Could be, and while it was not the case for me, you might feel differently about it. Because while this was not a great read, it was definitely not a bad one either. Do give it a shot if that little last tidbit doesn’t bother you.


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Dreamspinner Press’ releases for the week of August 12, 2013


Appearances Matter by Jeff Erno

AppearancesMatterLG2nd EditionDumb Jock: Book Three


At age sixteen, Todd Hoffman is a social outcast. He lives with his mother in a rundown mobile home and doesn’t wear the nice clothes or drive fancy cars like the other students. He has one outlet: he secretly writes fan fiction about a boy falling in love with another boy he’s crushing on, and posts it online.


When Galen Caulfield, Todd’s real life object of affection, notices him and asks him out, Todd feels like he’s living his fantasy. Soon enough he realizes that fantasy and reality are two very different propositions.


Galen is the high school soccer team captain, clearly out of Todd’s league. On top of that, he’s popular, good-looking, and confident, so everyone thinks he’s straight. Now it’s up to Todd to decide whether Galen is the boy of his dreams or just another dumb jock.  


1st Edition published by Amazon Digital Services, Aug 24, 2012.


Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age| Release Date: August 12, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-624-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-623-1)


Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony

StealingTheWindLGMermen of Ea: Book One


Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.


Then, during a storm, Taren dives overboard to save another sailor and is lost at sea. He’s rescued by Ian Dunaidh, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless captain of a rival ship, the Phantom, and Taren feels an overwhelming attraction to Ian that Ian appears to share. Soon Taren learns a secret that will change his life forever: Ian and his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Bound to each other by a fierce passion neither can explain or deny, Taren and Ian are soon embroiled in a war and forced to fight for a future—not only for themselves but for all their kind.


Length: Novel (214p.) | Genre: High Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, M/M/M or More

Release Date: August 12, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-054-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-053-1)

Anthology: Cuddling Edited by Anne Regan

 CuddlingLGWhat happens after “happily ever after”? No matter how long they’ve been together, the couples in this anthology find that keeping a relationship alive takes work. Whether it’s job conflicts or family issues, the seven-year-itch or just plain stuck-in-a-rut routine, these men face the challenges of keeping the spark alive with humor, creativity, and romance.


At First Sound by G.S. Wiley

Change of Heart by Rhidian Brenig Jones

Cupcakes for Two by K. Lynn

Dream Lover by Nico Jaye

Happy Holidays by Anna Butler

Home on the Range by Anna Martin

How to Date Your Husband by AC Valentine

Like an Old Sweater by Elizabella Gold

Looking Back by Rob Rosen

Quarter Moon Over a Ten Cent Town by Stephen Osborne

Reboot by S. H. Allan

Remember When by River Clair

The Cat’s Out of the Bag by Rowan McAllister

The Making of a Family by Caitlin Ricci

The Responsible One by Eva Clancy

The Thing I Love Best About Mitch by Dawn Douglas


Length: Novel (316p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 12, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-652-1) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-651-4)


Positive by Tia Fielding

PositiveLGEven after a decade, the life that journalist Brent Walsh and Milwaukee homicide detective Shawn Mackey have made together is far from boring. But when a new case cuts a weekend getaway short, they aren’t quite prepared for how it will impact their personal lives. Suddenly there’s too much to juggle: Shawn will be working the case of the sharpshooter who is trying to infect random people with HIV, Brent needs to cover the story but fears a conflict of interest, one of Shawn’s colleagues is attracted to him, and Brent sincerely needs to mend the painful break with his childhood best friend, Ollie, and heal their broken hearts.


Though the case comes to a close, it’s not the end of their troubles. Shawn and Brent still face a past of old white lies, a present possibility of inviting another man to their bed, and a future with children, not to mention health issues and national fallout from the case. It’s enough to make them want to run away—until they realize they have to face those challenges head-on so they can get on with the life of love they’re hoping for.


Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, M/M/M or More | Release Date: August 14, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-068-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-067-8)

The Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton

 18212692When Madison “Matty” Ward finds himself out of work and without a place to live, his cousin comes through with a job on the Gates cattle ranch. Despite not knowing anything about herding cattle or taking care of horses, Matty does his best to impress the older hunky foreman, Baxter Hollingsworth. Baxter is drawn to the new young hand, but he’s deeply closeted, and after an openly gay veterinarian shows he’s interested in Matty, Baxter’s repressed feelings lead to an explosive encounter. Baxter then withdraws—leaving Matty feeling angry and used—until an accident forces him to confront his fears.


Length: Novella (120p.) | Genre: Western | Release Date: August 14, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-066-1)




Released by Ben Ryder

 ReleasedLGAn Englishmen Story


Dominic Holland leaves behind in London the shattered remains of a dishonest relationship and sets about rediscovering himself across the pond, exploring New York City and two widely different possible futures. Through a series of increasingly public encounters with a mysterious silver-haired man, Dominic gets a tantalizing taste of a new kind of freedom. But it’s fellow journalist Alex Everton who attracts Dominic, making him yearn for a real and honest love. But Alex is working on a story that is linked to his past, leaving Dominic unsure of whether he will be the one to heal his heart.


Length: Novella (208p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 14, 2013 | Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-778-8)


Summer School by Tam Ames

 SummerSchoolLGJeremy Decker’s recent split with his long-distance boyfriend has left him lonely with a mountain of debt. His only practical source of extra cash is to teach summer school, even if it means teaching history—not easy for an English teacher. To support him, the school hires Lucas Van Sloan, a much-younger college history student.


Lucas, with his swimmer’s physique and optimism, not to mention his determination to get what he wants, both attracts and annoys Jeremy… and what Lucas wants is Jeremy. The heat flares between them, but when Jeremy’s ex, a high-powered attorney with plenty of experience turning things his way, shows he wants Jeremy too, it threatens to snuff out the flame of passion and new love.


Length: Novella (148p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: August 14, 2013


Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-065-4)



The Cost of Loving by Wade Kelly

 CostOfLoving[The]LGUnconditional Love: Book Two; Sequel to When Love Is Not Enough


Matt Dixon, a young firefighter, is the golden child of his family, and he never dreamed that coming out would challenge more than the way his church sees him.


For years, Matt has led a double life hoping to avoid ridicule. When a self-righteous pastor’s statements provoke him to defend his recently deceased best friend’s honor and subsequently out himself, he suffers the brutal aftermath of his revelation. Everyone in his life, including his family and his new lover, Darian, must deal with the ramifications as Matt struggles to come to terms with guilt, shame, and his very belief in God.


Darian Weston lost his fiancé when Jamie took his life, and his feelings for Matt added guilt to his burden of grief. Confused and lonely, Darian clings to Matt despite his inner strife. But small-town realities keep intruding, and if Matt and Darian hope to make a life together, they must first take a stand for what they believe in, even if they fear the cost.


Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 16, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-964-5) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-963-8)


Jasper’s Mountain by John Inman

 JaspersMountainLGWhen small-time thief Timmy Harwell recklessly “borrows” a Cadillac for a joyride, he doesn’t expect to find a cool $100,000 in the trunk. His elation turns to terror when he realizes the SUV and the dough belong to Miguel Garcia, aka El Poco, a Tijuana drug dealer with a nasty reputation. Timmy sees only one way out: leave the stolen car behind and run as fast as he can.


His getaway is cut short when a storm strands him outside Jasper Stone’s secluded mountain cabin. Jasper finds Timmy in his shed, unconscious and burning up with fever, and takes care of the younger man, nursing him back to health. The two begin to grow close, but Jasper, a writer who seeks only solitude, is everything Timmy isn’t. Straightforward, honest, and kind.


Timmy needs Jasper’s help—and wants his respect—so he hides his dishonest habits. But when El Poco comes after him, Timmy realizes he’s not the only one at risk. His actions have also put Jasper in harm’s way. Honesty now could mean Timmy loses the man he’s come to love, but not being honest could mean far worse.


Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 16, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-073-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-072-2)



Harmony Ink Press’ releases for the week of August 12, 2013


On the Right Track by Sam Kadence

 OnTheRightTrackLGRyunoski “Ru” Nakimura knows all about the trappings of fame. Expelled from a boy band for coming out as gay, he still wants to continue his career in music. Too bad his ex finds nothing better to do than exploit their relationship in the press, so Ru leaves California behind to lie low in Minnesota for a while.


Adam Corbin attends a Minnesota high school and wants to coast through as a typical student. He’s friends with an openly gay student, Bas Axelrod, but while Adam plays football, he also stays away from much socializing. Blending in and not outing himself has been easy because he’s never really been seriously interested in any of the guys he’s encountered.


When Adam meets Ru in a library, Adam begins to think he’s found that special young man who might make it worthwhile to just be himself. And for Ru, Adam looks like someone he might trade his fame for, if they could be together. Ru and Adam will both come to realize that courage and love must go hand in hand if they are to have a future.


Length: Novel (184p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Gay, YA | Release Date: August 15, 2013

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62380-070-8) | Buy as Paperback