Published in 2013

Audio Review: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

61U5TOZHwbL__AA300_Title: Lover at Last
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #11
Heroes: Qhuinn/Blay
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 22 Hours, 22 Minutes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.
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Book Review: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Nikyta

15808767Title: Archangel’s Legion
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #6
Hero/Heroine: Elena/Raphael
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 385 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.

Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…
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College Week Review: His Roommate’s Pleasure by Lana McGregor

Reviewed by JustJen

26173830Title: His Roommate’s Pleasure
Author: Lana McGregor
Heroes: Adam/Josh
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 84 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: July 1, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  It started with an accidental click…but where will it end?

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate’s computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh’s collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who’s only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting…

Josh can’t believe that his roommate discovered his spank bank—and he can’t believe that Adam is so turned on by the thought of giving up control to someone. Taking a chance, he offers to look through the photos with Adam…and maybe try acting some of them out.

Night after night, the boys delve into their darkest fantasies of domination and submission. And as lust and experimentation grow into the promise of something deeper, Adam must decide if he’s brave enough to tell Josh how he feels.

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Book Review: Inherent Gifts by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

17284206Title: Inherent Gifts
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Hojer #1
Heroes: Jere/Wren
Genre: MM Dystopian
Length: 476 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction
Release Date: January 31, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Life was never the same again after The Fall, especially for those born with certain gifts that set them apart from others. Gifts that doomed those like Wren to a life of slavery with no hope of escape or turned a man like Jere into an unwilling master. When a fiery tragedy brings Jere into Wren’s life it becomes clear that this new master is like nobody else Wren has ever known. How does a slave protect himself from someone unpredictable? Can love really exist between master and slave, or will it destroy them both?
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Book Review: The Red Sun Rises by Victoria Kinnaird

Reviewed by Gyn 

1Title: The Red Sun Rises
Author: Victoria Kinnaird
Series: The Red Sun Rises #1
Heroes: Eren/Corbijn
Genre: YA Paranormal
Length: 336 Pages
Publisher: Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing
Release Date: September 15, 2013
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Eren Anderson is a freak among freaks. At 17 years old, he doesn’t fit in with his peers in the tiny town of All Hallows and despite being born into it, he most certainly doesn’t fit in among The Order of Our Mother, the secret nature worshipping society that has harnessed the ability cast spells and believes vampires are not only real, but their deadliest enemies. Eren is turned into a vampire after an attack by the local coven master, but that is the least of his worries…

In a post-Twilight world, “The Red Sun Rises” is a YA novel intended to give vampires their bite back but it should not be read as simply another vampire novel. “The Red Sun Rises” is a story about growing up, responsibility, falling in love, facing your fears and taking fate into your own hands.
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Book Review: Entwined by Kristen Callahan

Reviewed by Heather C

17861762Title: Entwined
Author: Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London
Hero & Heroine: Eamon Evernight & Luella Moran
Genre: MF Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 33,000 words
Publisher: Forever Yours
Release Date: November 2013
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Eamon Evernight has always lived in his older brother’s shadow. While his brother is fair of hair and lithe in body, Eamon sparks fear with his fiery locks and massive frame-and rumors of a mysterious power. But when his brother has the good fortune to be betrothed to a beautiful stranger, it’s Eamon’s help-and quick wit and romantic heart–that he needs. Eamon agrees to write the noble lady…a generous offer that will forever leave him a changed man.

Lady Luella Jane Moran has no interest in an arranged marriage and tries valiantly to dissuade her betrothed from afar. Though her own letters plainly state her case, the words her husband-to-be writes her leave her aching for his touch. Will Lu give in to the desire the missives have kindled within her? Or will desire turn cold when she discovers their true author?
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Book Review: 500 Miles by Parker Williams

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: 500 Miles
Author: Parker Williams
Series: MLR Mixed Tape Anthology
Heroes: Mark/Jase
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 37 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: June 7, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Since he was fourteen, Mark knew he loved Jase, his brother Eric’s best friend. As Jase and Eric leave for the Army, Jase leaves Mark something to hold onto, but when the two men are shipped to Kuwait, things change when Jase tells Mark he’s met someone.

Confused and hurt, Mark is left to wonder what happened. Eric returns, but with devastating news – and needing Mark’s help. Can Mark help the man who broke his heart? Or will he let Jase push him away – for the second time?
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Book Review: Sappy Pine Trees and Sticky Fingers by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

19491570Title: Sappy Pine Trees and Sticky Fingers
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs that Don’t Suck #10
Heroes: Grant & Wyatt
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 59 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Available at: Extasy Books & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: ‘Tis the season — pine needles, sap, and frozen limbs — yet these two can still feel the heat between them.

Three years ago, Grant left for school, but he didn’t leave without regret. An attraction to his friend Wyatt that he’d never pursued has haunted him these past years. Finally, while home for the holiday break, he has a second chance when he runs into none other than Wyatt himself.

Wyatt has always regretted the moment lost between him and Grant. When Grant starts working at Wyatt’s family Christmas tree farm, Wyatt can sense that the feelings between them have never dwindled in all the time that they were apart. A second chance is brought before them, but what will happen when Grant has to return to school?
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Book Review: Giving a Little TLC by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

18806252Title: Giving a Little TLC
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs that Don’t Suck #9
Heroes: Quinn & Mitch
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 57 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: November 15, 2013
Available at: Extasy Books & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Cancelled flight, car breakdown and Black Friday—Quinn has a Thanksgiving that is one example of Murphy’s Law after another, but then, there’s the handsome twin Mitch…

Quinn has the worst luck. His flight home for Thanksgiving is cancelled due to the weather, and now, an unexpected invite has him spending the holiday with his frat brother Sawyer and his sexy twin brother Mitch. Between a car breakdown, a family member who is a militant shopper and preparing the holiday meal, somehow Mitch and Quinn find themselves having a romantic fling. The only problem is: hearts begin to get involved? And once they get back to campus, can the two somehow become more?
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Book Review: Steamy Cider and Apples by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

18683529Title: Steamy Cider and Apples
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs that Don’t Suck #8
Heroes: Tyler & Sawyer
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 48 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Available at: Extasy Books & Amazon
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Blurb: Can these two fall for one another while making hot, steamy…cider?

Tyler has a problem. He doesn’t have the funds to cover his fraternal dues this year and needs to find a job. After going to his fraternity treasurer, Mitch, Tyler finds himself working with Mitch’s hot twin brother, Sawyer.

Sawyer has had a crush on Tyler since he first saw the man at his twin’s crazy fraternity. When opportunity arises for the two to work together at the cider mill, Sawyer won’t waste any time to ask Tyler out and hope the two will become more.

Will there be steamy feelings, and will they fall for each other?
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