Published in 2011

Book Review: Unacceptable Risk by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Morgan 

12743591Title: Unacceptable Risk
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: Hidden Wolves #1
Heroes: Simon/Paul
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 332 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Simon Conley was born a werewolf, making him one of a tiny minority in a sea of vanilla humans. The safety of the pack lies in absolute secrecy, sometimes violently enforced. In a species where pack-members are born and not made, being gay is considered a perversion. So when Simon falls in love with a human man, he’s twice damned. Even his Alpha’s grudging tolerance may not be enough to shield him from the hatred of the other top wolves. Then his lover Paul stumbles across pack secrets Simon was sworn to keep, and if the pack finds out, they may both end up dead.
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Book Review: The Fix by Anne Tenino

Reviewed by Morgan 

13248416Title: The Fix
Author: Anne Tinino
Series: Whitetail Rock #2
Heroes: Jurgen/Nik
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 27 Pages
Publisher: Anne Tenino
Release Date: December 17, 2011
Available at:  Free Download
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Confident almost to the point of arrogance, Jurgen never worried about his boyfriend leaving him until he overheard Nik telling his best friend he wants to move out of town. That’s when the macho cop realizes that maybe asking Nik to move back to tiny Whitetail Rock—where he was tormented when he was younger for being gay and looking different—wasn’t Jurgen’s most brilliant idea. Now he’s on a mission to find a way to fix things so Nik will stay. Which should be no problem because he’s good at fixing stuff, right?

Nik isn’t sure what he was thinking, moving back to his hometown after graduating with his MFA. Jobs in his field are non-existent and reminders of some of the worst times in his life are abundant. But Jurgen lives in Whitetail Rock, and Nik is willing to put up with a hell of a lot to be with him. Except maybe Jurgen’s own efforts to “fix” something that’s not broken…
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Book Review: Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino

Reviewed by Morgan 

12215609Title: Whitetail Rock
Author: Anne Tenino
Series: Whitetail Rock #1
Heroes: Nikhil “Nik” Larson/Jurgen Dammerung
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 71 Pages
Publisher: Anne Tenino
Release Date: July 30, 2011
Available at:  Free Download
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Official Description:  Nikhil “Nik” Larson is a snarky, dark-skinned adoptee from India who grew up in the Whitest Town in America. Back to visit his parents Nik meets Trooper Jurgen Dammerung, a blond, butch motorcycle cop who’s so hot he leaves a con trail wherever he goes.

Jurgen is the epitome of everything Nik hated about growing up the lone Indian boy among a town of white people. But Jurgen surprises him rather (ahem) pleasantly, in spite of — or because of — Nik’s attempts to needle him. By the end of his visit, Nik realizes he likes Jurgen. But Jurgen’s so not the relationship type.

Right?

Original Prompt:
Dear Author,
Those boots are hot, right? The veiny arms too. I bet he gets really sweaty riding that bike all day. mmmmhmmmm You can’t see it in the pic, but I bet his hairy chest just glistens with it.

I would love a story about this cop. I think he’s a bit demanding, some might call him an asshole. You can give me an HEA, but don’t make my cop too nice.

Photo Description: From the toe of his polished boot to the dark glasses hiding his eyes, we are looking up at one very hot cop. He straddles his motorcycle, wearing snug blue uniform pants, a gun holster on his belt and black leather gloves. He’s shirtless, and the cut of his muscles makes this a very good thing.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Hot Summer Days” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
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Book Review: Mate of the Tsatrya by Ann T. Ryan

Reviewed by Susan65

12990037Title: Mate of the Tsatrya
Author: Ann T. Ryan
Heroes: Joseph/Mykael
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 144 Pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Release Date: November 12, 2011
Available at:  Ann T. Ryan
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Blurb: Joseph Archer never thought much of the Tsatrya race, only acknowledging they were superior to mankind in strength, speed and that they were blessed with extreme good looks. This all changed when he met Mykael of Lithonur. Not only was Mykael challenging what Joseph used to believe about his sexuality, he was also desiring a Tsatrya who ruled one of the continents of the New World. Before Joseph could stop himself, he had fallen deep for Mykael who was now trying to convince Joseph to become his true mate.
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Audio Review: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

61eWVOwW9rL__AA300_Title: Lover Unleashed
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Heroine/Hero: Payne/Manny
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 18 Hours, 37 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can—and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night—like vampires—he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide… just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
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Book Review: Split by Mel Bossa

Reviewed by Susan65

10392104Title: Split
Author: Mel Bossa
Series: Nick & Derek #1
Heroes: Nick/Derek
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Stroke Books
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Quiet and imaginative, Derek O’Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan, aka “Mr. Alpha”, wonders why Derek hasn’t taken any interest in their wedding planning. Aunt Fran—his spiritual guru—would like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became some kind of kept boy. One evening, she drops Derek’s childhood journal on his lap, forcing him to remember the name he’s been trying to forget since he was eleven years old. Nicolai Lund.

Nick was Derek’s neighbor—and first love.

Weeks before Derek’s engagement party, a chance meeting with Nick catapults Derek into the past. Nick could flood Derek’s stale existence like a blond tidal wave, but Nick isn’t that sixteen-year-old rebel anymore. He’s a man hardened by invisible scars.

As Derek reads through his diary, Nick and Derek’s powerful relationship sways between past and present, sweeping over their emotional landscape, revealing what they were, still are, and might yet be to each other.

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Book Review: Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Nikyta

8074967Title: Archangel’s Blade
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #4
Hero/Heroine: Dmitri/Honor
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 321 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…
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Book Review: Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Nikyta

9875509Title: Archangel’s Consort
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #3
Hero/Heroine: Elena & Raphael
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 337 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil…

A vampire has attacked a girls’ school–the assault one of sheer, vicious madness–and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders.

The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.

An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…
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Josh Lanyon Week Review: Old Poison

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

1Title: Old Poison
Author: Josh Lanyon
Series: Dangerous Ground #2
Heroes: Taylor MacAllister/Will Brandt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 102 Pages
Publisher: Just Joshin
Release Date: 2011
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Happy Birthday, Taylor! Taylor has pretty well recovered from his shooting, but not everyone is happy to see him reach his next birthday. Does a cobra pickled in a bottle of wine means someone cares enough to send the very death — best?
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Book Review: A Gentleman of Substance by Julia Talbot

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  A Gentleman of Substance
Author: Julia Talbot
Heroes: Michael St. James/Daniel Calhoun
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 156 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: April 3, 2011
Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Michael St. James is something of a cad, and now he’s paying for it, banished to a backwater, post-colonial Virginia town for his sins. Happily, he finds something to occupy his time in the form of Daniel Calhoun, a stiff-necked local squire who simply begs to be taken down a notch for his arrogance. The two begin a torrid affair, and Michael pushes them to the very edge of social extinction with his wild ways, drawing Daniel into mischief at every turn. Eventually Michael realizes that he teeters on the very brink of ruining Daniel’s life as thoroughly as he has his own, and decides to do the honorable thing. Will it be too late for him to convince Daniel he can do the right thing? Or will Daniel Calhoun decide perhaps he doesn’t want a gentleman after all?
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