Apple Wine by West Thornhill

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Series: Delectable Vines Book 2
Author: West Thornhill
Genre: Ménage/Multiple Partners/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (58 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-78184-964-4
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (January 31st, 2014)
Heat Level: Low to Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Xeno has an exciting new relationship with five gorgeous men, but resistance comes from an unexpected angle—his own family.

After moving in with his five lovers, Xeno wants to share his happiness about his new relationship with his family. Since his parents are part of a ménage, he expects them to approve of his unconventional romance.

He’s shocked when his family reacts harshly to the news—his sister even fires him from her bookstore where he works. Heartbroken and jobless, Xeno has no idea how to fix what’s gone wrong. And the more he questions his family’s reaction, the more he realizes that they’re keeping explosive secrets about his supernatural heritage. Secrets that won’t stay buried for long

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Review: This is book two in this series and you need to read it in order so that you will have a clue on what is going on.

Xeno was raised by two fathers and one mother. So when he started his relationship with five gorgeous men, he thought he would have no problems. However, he was very wrong. First, his sister goes off on him, which shut him down just a bit. Then when he went home to visit his family, his fathers were just as bad.

Niko talks Xeno into going home to see his family. Rex is the head of their fae family, but they all have equal parts in the relationship. So since, he was more easy-going he thought that it would be easier for Xeno if he went with him. What he had not expected was for Xeno’s mom to be something of a legend in the fae community. The only problem they had was, no one had bothered to tell Xeno anything of his heritage. No one had told Xeno that he was fae.

There was dangers coming, they can all feel it. So they decided that all of them need to get back to the Vineyard and have the discussion they knew was needed. Xeno had to know what dangers were coming.

The only problem I had with this story is it left me hanging. It basically left Xeno without any ideas. I am not really sure if I like this series or not. So I will wait for book three to see if it gives me any other ideas. I made the mistake of not reading book one so I started to get lost at the beginning not knowing who everyone was, but I caught on really quick. I did like the story just didn’t like to be left with more questions than answers.

I would definitely be recommending this story to anyone who loves ménage and multiple partners. This story had five hot men who love one another, some amazing sex, and lots of great feelings in it. You really got to read it.

Apple Mead by West Thornhill

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Series:  Delectable Vines, #1

Author:  West Thornhill

Genre:   ménage and multiple partners/Paranormal

Length:  Novella (60 pages)

Publisher: Totally Bound (December 6th, 2013)

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Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb:   After a nasty break-up, Xeno decides to try something new. He’s not completely ready for what happens next.

For one night, Xeno wants to be the centre of someone’s attention. He doesn’t bargain on becoming the most important member of the Fae guardians.

Xeno’s life suddenly changes when he takes another chance with the five men he met on Beltaine. Seeing them again awakens not only Xeno’s deep-seated desires but also a connection the Fae need.

What happens when Xeno agrees to move in? How will that impact the rest of his life? Xeno is about to find out the answers to those questions and a whole lot more. Is he ready to find out the truth and embrace his life as a member of the Fae? Only Xeno can answer those questions. Should be an interesting journey.

Reviewer:   Pammie

Review:  First in the Delectable Vines series

This is the first book of a series that centres on Xeno who thinks he’s human, and the five members of the Fae Guardians. There are gorgeous guys, and sex aplenty, but I wasn’t hooked enough by the storyline.

Xeno had a one-night stand with all five fae while at a masque ball. They found in him someone who completes them all, and search for him only to find he’s the younger brother of someone they know.

Xeno can’t believe five gorgeous men would want or need him, but he doesn’t turn them down. He also seems to go from shy to tease with remarkable ease.

He agrees to move in with them when his ex-boyfriend turns up expecting to pick up where he left off. When he does Rex, the leader of the guardians, has what may be a bad feeling, but is just happy to have Xeno there.

The book ends at this point. Although there are questions about who and what Xeno and the guardians are, they story didn’t pull me in.


However, if you like fae, ménage, multiple partners, and lots of hot sex, this might be for you.

Transcend by West Thornhill

Title: Transcend

Series: Fillmore  Agency 01

Author: West Thornhill

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal/Alternate World, Shape-Shifter

Length: Super Novel (392pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (21st January 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: When Gael escapes life spent as a sadist’s sex slave, he finds a world he never knew existed. Jason, inexplicably drawn to this untrusting man, has secrets of his own. Will Gael overcome his insecurities or will his past return to destroy everything?

When Gael Astley escapes life spent as a sadist’s sex slave, his rescuer introduces him to a world he never knew existed. He quickly discovers he has the powers of telepathy and telekinesis, but is confused about what this means for this life. With the help of the one person he knows he can trust, Gael embarks on an intense training regime that ultimately leads to a new career as an agent for Fillmore, a top-secret paranormal group.

Jason Phillips, a member of the Fillmore team, has secrets of his own. Though he tries to keep his distance from Gael, the two men are drawn together like moths to flame. Will Gael overcome his own insecurities and see the possibilities offered or will his past come back to destroy him?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains scenes of rape. Readers with a history of rape or sexual abuse may find this story disturbing.

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Review: This book is West Thornhill’s first published work and it is brilliant. Gael is rescued by Rick who works for the Fillmore Agency.   After therapy and training, Gael joins the Fillmore Agency himself.  When he meets up with his new team-mates, Tink and Jason, he has an instant attraction to Jason. Unfortunately, Jason has been hurt in the past, causing him to doubt his initial reaction to Gael. When his beast gets too hard to control, he goes away for the weekend. Only then, does he finally come to terms with what his beast has been trying to telling him.

This is an incredible first published work.  There’s a lot that goes on, but you never lose focus of what is going on. I won’t go into too much detail, because, as I said, a lot goes on.  So I will try to keep this short. Gael has had a horrific time before he was rescued by Rick.  He has some psychological problems that he is still trying to work through.  although his relationship with Jason sets him back a bit at first, Jason has to get a tight grip of his beast as the beast doesn’t understand what Gael has gone through and because of that Gael now doubts how Jason really sees him.

This is quite a complex story, as in the various different characters that play a part and how they become involved (there will be another 4 books in the series with these characters) and they keep the story interesting. The opening of the book is really good as we get the foundations of the Fillmore Agency and its background straight away. This book is also unique in the aspect that the Agency isn’t the characters sole purpose in life and they all have outside jobs which they enjoy.

The relationship between Gael and Jason doesn’t run smoothly, but the sex is incredible between them.  They have a lot to work through as a couple, but they seem to be well suited. I must admit that at times it seemed as though when working on a Fillmore case they seemed to keep Gael out of the loop or not discuss what was going on but then I realized that they were just going over the same info and hadn’t got any further so that was why it seemed like that.

There are some aspects of this book, which will be disturbing for people.  I can tell you it doesn’t go into too much detail.  The psychological effects on some of the characters are not down played or over the top, the author has tastefully broached a terrible subject and shows all the characters in good light with how they handle it.

So who to recommend this one to??? Well, if you like paranormal, secret agency, great characters, an interesting story, fantastic sex, a good idea of what will happen in the next book and a happy ending for Jason and Gael then this is the book for you.