Published in 2010

Audio Review: Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

51Gjalv8LPL__AA300_Title: Lover Mine
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #8
Hero/Heroine: John Matthew/Xhex
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 21 Hours, 56 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.

Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
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Audio Review: Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65

51hBZwwyaFL__AA300_Title: Lover Eternal
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #2
Hero/Heroine: Rhage/Mary
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 14 Hours, 11 Minues
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Release Date: April 16, 2009
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Owned by this dark side, Rhage fears the time when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. She lost her faith in miracles years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves…
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Collision Course
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Florida Books #2
Heroes: Aaron Chase/Joey Miller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 266 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 9, 2008
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Immovable object? Meet the irresistible force.

Paramedic Aaron Chase doesn’t have anything against love. It just comes with a lot of responsibility, like when he had to raise his sister and brothers after their drug-addicted mom took off for good. Now that the last one is off to college, Aaron’s anticipating enjoying life on his own terms. He certainly wasn’t expecting Joey Miller to accidentally drop into his life. Joey’s sexy, funny and annoyingly optimistic, and his tendency to get into trouble keeps sending him Aaron’s way. Even the fact that Joey works for the hated social work system isn’t reason enough to keep him out of Aaron’s bed.

Joey knows all about love. He’s fallen in it ten times he thinks. It’s not that he can’t tell the difference between sex and love. All that experience has to count for something, right? With Aaron it’s different. Maybe because there’s something to fight for. This time Joey’s fallen for good. He’s not going to let number eleven get away.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2010, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Reviewed by Heather C

20445260Title: Infinity
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrator: Holter Graham
Series: Chronicles of Nick #1
Hero: Nick Gauthier
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Length: 7 hours and 53 minutes
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: At 14, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends – until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead. But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh-eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu. Like starting high school isn’t hard enough!

Now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?

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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Heather C's Reviews, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Life After Joe by Harper Fox

Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Life After Joe
Author: Harper Fox
Narrator: Sam Crisden
Heroes: Matt and Aaron
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: Book – 110 Pages / Audio – 3 Hours, 18 Minutes
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: Book – June 28, 2010 / Audio – November 10, 2010
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: It’s not the breaking up that kills you, it’s the aftermath.

Ever since his longtime lover decided he’d seen the “heterosexual light,” Matt’s life has been in a nosedive. Six months of too many missed shifts at the hospital, too much booze, too many men. Matt knows he’s on the verge of losing everything, but he’s finding it hard to care.

Then Matt meets Aaron. He’s gorgeous, intelligent and apparently not interested in being picked up. Still, even after seeing Matt at his worst, he doesn’t turn away. Aaron’s kindness and respect have Matt almost believing he’s worth it-and that there could be life after Joe. But his newfound happiness is threatened when Matt begins to suspect Aaron is hiding something, or someone…
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Josh Lanyon Week Review: Fair Game

Reviewed by Susan65

hTitle: Fair Game
Author: Josh Lanyon
Series: All’s Fair #1
Heroes: Elliot Mills/Tucker Lance
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 216 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: August 16, 2010
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him—but it seems his old life isn’t finished with him.

A young man has gone missing from campus—and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case.

Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer’s obsessive game…
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Jet Mykles Week Review: Squire

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Squire
Author: Jet Mykles
Series: Indigo Knights #1
Heroes: Rabin/Izzy
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Length: 145 Pages
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Available at: Loose ID, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Rabin Squire is on top of the world. At long last, everything is going his way. He’s about to go into the studio with none other than Brent Rose to put together a new album for his band, the Indigo Knights. Okay, so there’re currently only two members of the band, but with Brent’s help, that’ll soon change. Things are looking up.

Then there’s Izzy, Brent’s cousin. Rabin’s never been interested in a guy before but he can sure tell when one is gorgeous, and Izzy is that. He’s also funny, and sweet and…sexy as hell.

Since he’s not gay, Rabin never expected to have a fling with Izzy. But Izzy says their having sex doesn’t make him gay. Rabin’s not so sure about that but if Izzy’s good with it, what harm can come of it? Izzy agrees; no one else needs to know.

Then an even bigger opportunity means that Rabin has to move away. So if the thing with Izzy was no big deal, why does it hurt when it comes to an end?

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Black Wings by Christina Henry

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Black Wings
Author: Christina Henry
Series: Black Wings #1
Heroine/Hero: Madeline Black/Gabriel Angeloscuro
Genre: M/F Paranormal
Length: 295 Pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: November 30, 2010
Available at: Ace, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: She’s an Agent of Death who really needs to get a life.

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It’s a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy’s position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn’t pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy’s building. It’s probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.

Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Down on the Farm by Stone Richards

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Down on the Farm
Author: Stone Richards
Heroes: Nate Stokes/Tom Ford
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 78 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: July 1, 2010
Available at: eXtasy Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When workaholic, Tom Ford, inherits the controlling interest in Welleby Farm, he thinks he will take two weeks off and check out his good fortune. When he arrives at the farm, he learns it is four thousand acres of thriving agriculture, a fortune five hundred company and being run by a very sexy overseer.

Nate Stokes loves the land and takes pride in making the farm prosperous—and he’s caught the eye of the new owner.

Will Tom take the initiative and act on his lust for Nate? Or will Nate be the one to make the first move?
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heidi Cullinan Week Review: The Wounds in the Walls

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: The Wounds in the Walls
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Heroes: Pete/Mike/Aras
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 80 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Pete Eason’s been hit by the downturn in the economy just like everyone else, so when he gets the word that some guy named Mike Clarke needs a day laborer to clear our a rural Missouri house, he doesn’t ask too many questions before he takes the job. But Pete quickly learns that there’s something funny going on at this site. For one, Pete’s the only laborer Mike hired, and from what Pete can see, this place needs a bulldozer, not a Dumpster. Mike doesn’t so much as hand Pete a shovel, either-he seems to be hinting that the place is haunted. Pete doesn’t feel any goosebumps, and he sure as hell doesn’t see any ghosts. He’s dying, though, to know what all the gashes in the walls are about. Mike can’t see the gashes, and he’s frustrated that Pete can’t see the ghost standing right beside him, because the whole point of bringing Pete here was to release the trapped spirit in this place, a spirit that by rights Pete should be able to see better than anyone. Maybe, Mike thinks, he’s made a mistake. But before he can nudge Pete a little harder, the front door disappears, the walls begin to heave, and the ghost which has always been nothing more than a shade is suddenly aggressive flesh and blood-and Mike doesn’t think he’s made a mistake anymore. He knows he has. Continue reading

Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment