Published in 2012

Audio Review: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

611UJ0fYe9L__AA300_Title: Lover Reborn
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #10
Hero/Heroine: Tohrment/Autumn (No’One)
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 23 Hours, 13 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: March 28, 2012
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?
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Book Review: Scars by Lynley Wayne

Reviewed by Susan65

15986965Title: Scars
Author: Lynley Wayne
Series: Scars #1
Heroes: Jace/Nathaniel
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 300 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: September 14, 2012
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Jace, an injured ex-soldier suffering from PTSD, saves Nathaniel, a nineteen-year-old street kid, from a beating. In doing so, he has no way of knowing that he will find his own salvation.

Jace came home from the war scarred in more ways than one. The physical scars that he carries are nothing compared to the mental ones. Struggling with PTSD, he has closed himself off from the rest of the world. The last thing that he ever thought to do was fall in love… Nathaniel has lived on the streets since he was thirteen. When he wakes up in a strange apartment after being badly beaten, he has no idea how he got there. Little does he know that his rescuer, the large man with scars crisscrossing his face, could hold the key to healing the scars that they both have.
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Book Review: Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Nikyta

15848751Title: Archangel’s Storm
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #5
Hero/Heroine: Jason/Mahiya
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 353 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.

Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.

With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.
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Book Review: Sixty Five Hours by N.R. Walker

Reviewed by Susan65

65hourscoverebook1328x2000Title: Sixty Five Hours
Author: N.R. Walker
Series: Sixty Five Hours #1
Heroes:Cameron Fletcher/Lucas Hensley
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: N.R. Walker
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Available at:  Amazon, Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: **FREE READ**

Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley are advertising executives who have Sixty Five Hours to pull together the campaign of their careers.

Sixty Five Hours to get along. Sixty Five Hours to not kill each other. Sixty Five Hours to fall in love.

Disclaimer: This is a re-written fanfiction, available only as a free read. Do not pay to download.

Also, as stated on her blog, this book has not been professionally edited.
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Book Review: By That Sin Fell the Angels by Jamie Fessenden

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: By That Sin Fell the Angels
Author: Jamie Fessenden
Heroes: Terry Bachelder/Jonah Riverside
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 210 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 29, 2012
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: It begins with a 3:00 a.m. telephone call. On one end is Terry Bachelder, a closeted teacher. On the other, the suicidal teenage son of the local preacher. When Terry fails to prevent disaster, grief rips the small town of Crystal Falls apart.

At the epicenter of the tragedy, seventeen-year-old Jonah Riverside tries to make sense of it all. Finding Daniel’s body leaves him struggling to balance his sexual identity with his faith, while his church, led by the Reverend Isaac Thompson, mounts a crusade to destroy Terry, whom Isaac believes corrupted his son and caused the boy to take his own life.

Having quietly crushed on his teacher for years, Jonah is determined to clear Terry’s name. That quest leads him to Eric Jacobs, Daniel’s true secret lover, and to get involved in Eric’s plan to shake up their small-minded town. Meanwhile, Rev. Thompson struggles to make peace between his religious convictions and the revelation of his son’s homosexuality. If he can’t, he leaves the door open for the devil—and for a second tragedy to follow.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2012, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Audio Review: A Solid Core of Alpha by Amy Lane

Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: A Solid Core of Alpha
Author: Amy Lane
Narrator: Paul Morey
Heroes: Anderson Rawn/CJ Poulson
Genre: MM Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Length: Book – 320 Pages / Audio – 10 Hours, 58 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Book – August 8, 2011 / Audio – September 28, 2012
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In an act of heroism and self-sacrifice, Anderson Rawn’s sister saved him from the destruction of their tiny mining colony, but her actions condemned the 13-year-old to 10 years of crushing loneliness on the hyperspace journey to a new home. Using electronics and desperation, Anderson creates a family to keep him company, but family isn’t always a blessing. When Anderson finally arrives, C.J. Poulson greets him with curiosity and awe, because anyone who can survive a holocaust and reinvent holo-science is going to be a legend and right up C.J.’s alley. But the more C.J. investigates how Anderson endured the last 10 years, the deeper he is drawn into a truly dangerous fantasy, one that offers the key to Anderson’s salvation – and his destruction.

In spite of his best intentions, C.J. can’t resist the terribly seductive Anderson. Their attraction threatens to destroy them, because the heart of a man who can survive the destruction of his people and retain his sense of self holds a solid core of alpha male that will not be denied.
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Audio Review: Sight Unseen by Hunter Raines

Reviewed by Morgan 

1Title: Sight Unseen
Author: Hunter Raines
Narrator: Malachi Mars
Heroes: Daniel Van Doren and Logan Riley
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: Book – 175 Pages / Audio – 6 Hours, 50 Minutes
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: Book – July 23, 2012 / Audio – July 23, 2012
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Daniel Van Doren was once a renowned writer, until he was blinded in the car accident that killed his lover. Now, all he sees are ghosts in need of help. They follow him everywhere, and the only way to be rid of his ethereal visitors is to help them resolve their unfinished business here on earth so their spirits can find peace.

Ghostwriter Logan Riley is assigned to pen Daniel’s biography. He plans to reveal him as a fraud, but when they meet he’s struck by Danny’s quiet sincerity–and a growing attraction. Which makes sticking close to Danny to find out the truth more than a little distracting.

When they are attacked by a violent poltergeist Logan begins to believe Danny’s not just telling the truth, he’s in grave danger. A spirit has learned how to harness the energy of the living to break through the barrier between worlds to harm Danny. And Logan may be the one to blame…

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Book Review: Learning to Feel by N.R. Walker

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

1Title: Learning to Feel
Author: N.R. Walker
Heroes: Nathan Tierney/Trent Jamieson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 182 Pages
Publisher: N.R. Walker
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Available at:  N.R. Walker
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Resigned to living a sexless, loveless life, Doctor Nathan Tierney knows something is missing. In a rash decision, he leaves his life-consuming job at Mass General Hospital, Boston, to be the small-town doctor in Belfast, Maine.

With the job comes a house, and with the house comes a handyman-painter. Trent Jamieson, a nomadic artist, and his dog Bentley, are offered free accommodation for the few weeks he fixes up the hospital-owned house.

Nathan is transfixed by this free-spirited, undeniably gorgeous man. Confused but amazed to feel any kind of attraction – much less to a man – Nathan convinces himself to put aside any preconceived ideas, and allows himself to just feel.

As their attraction for each other grows, one man learns to live, the other learns to love. But just who is teaching who?

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Book Review: Escorted by Claire Kent

Reviewed by Heather C

21945190Title: Escorted
Author: Claire Kent
Series: Escorted #1
Hero/Heroine: Ander/Lori
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 281 pages
Release Date: December 2012
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: She hired him to take her virginity…but now she wants even more.

Lori might be a popular romance writer, but she’s never been anything but a flop with sex and love in her personal life. Still a virgin at twenty-six and increasingly frustrated by her inexperience, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She hires a talented, sexy male escort to take care of her inconvenient virginity.

She assumes one time with Ander will be enough, but she never dreams how much pleasure he can make her feel. Once isn’t nearly enough. Twice isn’t enough either. Soon, she becomes one of his regular clients.

Lori knows that nothing would be as foolish as falling in love with her paid escort, but she’s never been wise with her heart. And, despite his professionalism, he doesn’t seem entirely immune either.
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Book Review: Paper Cuts and Mistletoe by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

Paper Cuts and MistletoeTitle: Paper Cuts and Mistletoe
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs that Don’t Suck #3
Heroes: Kipp/Jesse
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 42 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: December 15, 2012
Available at: eXtasy Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Who thought paper cuts and sabotaging Christmas lights could bring two men together?

Kipp is having one hell of a time after graduating from college. Subbing jobs are pretty inconsistent and desperate times call for desperate measures. He finds himself working as a gift wrapper at the department store in the mall during the Christmas season. Kipp can freely admit that he sucks at it but needs the cash to stay in his tiny apartment. Then he sees Jesse working at the mall, the guy he grew up with but never had the courage to talk to. Can these two finally connect after all these years? Is this nightmarish job going to give him the best present of all…an opportunity to get to know the crush he’s had most of his life?

Authors Note: This book may be read as a stand-alone, story but for better reading enjoyment, you may want to read secondary characters, Xathan and Chaddrick’s story in Full Disclosure on Black Friday.
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