Published in 2014

Book Review: The Tears of the Rose by Jeffe Kennedy

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Tears of the Rose
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #2
Hero/Heroine: Amelia & Ash
Genre: M/F Fantasy Romance
Length: 337 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Available at: Kensington PublishingAmazon
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Blurb: Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.

Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…

Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?
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Book Review: Tell Me Something True by Kayla Bain-Vrba

Reviewed by Nikyta

22694467Title: Tell Me Something True
Author: Kayla Bain-Vrba
Heroes: Mikhael & Sawyer
Genre: M/M Scifi
Length: 26k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three PressAmazon
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Blurb: When Mikhael is kidnapped by the very people who overran his home planet, and used as a test subject for their terrible experiments, he escapes the pain by focusing on thoughts of Sawyer, his team leader and the man Mikhael has secretly loved for years.

But when he is finally rescued by his team, a chance to return to normal life never arrives, because the testing he endured has left Mikhael permanently sick and slowly dying. Devastated, afraid of further heartache, Sawyer runs away, and Mikhael spends his rapidly dwindling time trying to find the man he loves…
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Book Review: Unjustified Claims by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Morgan 

22854800Title: Unjustified Claims
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: Hidden Wolves #3
Heroes: Brandt Davis/Ethan Sjulstad
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 398 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Brandt Davis loved being part of his Michigan werewolf pack, until they found his stash of gay porn. He escaped their anger, running in wolf-form into the wilderness, but he can’t live that way forever. And he can’t hide in fur like a coward when an injured man needs his help.

Ethan Sjulstad knows life is making him crazy when a solo hike into the Minnesota Boundary Waters seems reasonable. Then a bad fall leaves him seriously hurt and facing death. Delirious, he hallucinates being rescued by a big grey wolf and a naked woodland godling. For a man who has always loved fantasy, it’s worth surviving just to find out what the hell is going on.
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Book Review: Generation 18 by Keri Arthur

Reviewed by Nikyta

22027086Title: Generation 18
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Spook Squad #2
Hero/Heroine: Sam & Gabriel
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 386 pages
Publisher: Dell
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Available at: Dell/Random House & Amazon
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Blurb: COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS
 
A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?

The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection between herself and the victims—and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and Gabriel’s own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the answers—about Hopeworth, about Sam’s past—is a mystery man she isn’t sure she can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Memory Zero by Keri Arthur

Reviewed by Nikyta

21411064Title: Memory Zero
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Spook Squad #1
Hero/Heroine: Sam & Gabriel
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 402 pages
Publisher: Dell
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Available at: Dell/Random HouseAmazon
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Blurb: MORTAL RECALL

For Sam Ryan, life began at age fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her childhood. In a decade of service with the State Police, Sam has exhausted the resources of the force searching for clues to her identity. But all mention of her family seems to have been deliberately wiped off the record. Everything changes the night Sam’s missing partner resurfaces as a vampire . . . and forces her to kill him in self-defense. Now Sam is charged with murder. Suspended from the force, and with no one left to trust, Sam accepts some unexpected help from Gabriel Stern, a shapeshifter who conceals startling secrets.

While investigating the circumstances surrounding her partner’s strange behavior, Sam discovers that Garbriel’s been involved with a dangerous organization that’s planning a war on the human race. More immediate, someone is guarding the truth about Sam’s past—someone who’d rather see her dead than risk her knowing too much. To stay alive, Sam must unravel the threads of her past—and find out not only who she is but what she is.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Fighting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Reviewed by Morgan 

19109939Title: A Fighting Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Series: Men of Manhattan #3
Heroes: Slater Cassidy/Casper Kennedy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 103 Pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Release Date: May 7, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Army Ranger Slater Cassidy has a very special – very sexy – target in his sights. Meeting gorgeous, smart, uber-snarky Casper Kennedy was the highlight of Slater’s last trip home to New York. The soldier in him carefully plans his conquest. Unfortunately, Casper’s wearing some seriously strong armor and Slater’s charm offensives bounce right off. Casper’s refusal to fall for him is puzzling – not to mention incredibly annoying. When Slater gets leave again after grueling back-to-back tours in Afghanistan, all he wants is another shot at wooing Casper. He jumps right into the battle for the other man’s heart, but Casper does not intend to entertain the troops. A heartbreaking revelation changes the rules of romantic warfare, and Slater suddenly realizes he doesn’t just want Casper. He wants to capture his heart, too.

Casper Kennedy is fighting a losing battle. A certain outrageously demonstrative Army Ranger has been a thorn in his side since his last trip home – and the main character in his steamiest dreams. Now he’s back. He launches an all-out sensual assault and no matter how hard Casper pushes Slater away, the man somehow manages to inch closer. So close, in fact, that Casper’s once-impenetrable defenses are in danger of collapsing. Should he throw up the white flag and take a chance at love? Or start firing back and keep his heart protected? When the handsome Ranger shows his true colors, Casper just might have to surrender the fight.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Scoundrel’s Seduction by Jennifer Haymore

Reviewed by Heather C

17333946Title: The Scoundrel’s Seduction
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Series: House of Trent #3
Hero/Heroine: Sam Hawkins/Elise Dunthorpe
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 371 pages
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: May 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  TEMPTATION KNOWS NO BOUNDS . . .

Undercover agent Sam Hawkins has devoted his life to protecting king and country. So when he receives orders to assassinate a ruthless traitor, he doesn’t question his mission. But Sam didn’t know his deed had a witness–the beautiful and mysterious betrayer’s wife. Now he has no choice but to take her as his prisoner–one he can neither trust . . . nor resist.

Élise, Lady Dunthorpe, will do anything to escape her powerful captor–including seducing him senseless. She didn’t know of her miserable husband’s crimes, but she has secrets of her own, secrets that threaten everything she holds dear. With his piercing dark eyes and gentle touch, Sam inflames Élise’s deepest desires, but how could she ever trust a man who won’t let her go? Caught between the crown he’s sworn to serve and the woman he’s come to love, Sam will risk his heart–and his very life–to keep her safe.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Invicta: Salvation by Piper Kay

Reviewed by Susan65

22359691Title: Invicta: Salvation
Author: Piper Kay
Series: Invicta #1
Heroes: Kaiden/Holt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 134 Pages
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Release Date: May 26, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: As Kaiden McKenzie and Holt Mitchell prepare to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, and the grand opening of their new club, Invicta, they take a look back on how their lives together began.

When Holt wakes up to an outraged father, he finds himself suddenly homeless and hungry. With the help and caring of a certain bad guy, Holt finds life isn’t quite so bad as it seems. All he needed was the right man to guide him along.

Kade has spent his life running from anyone and everyone who tries to get close, but when he meets up with Holt, he suddenly finds himself wishing for something more. Who knew he was someone’s knight in shining tattoos…
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Book Review: Solitude by Anna Martin and Tia Fielding

Reviewed by Susan65

22829697Title: Solitude
Authors: Anna Martin and Tia Fielding
Heroes: Liam Barton/Gael Torres
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 214 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 27, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: When his whirlwind life in LA became too much, Liam Barton escaped to Solitude, a Utah ski resort. Not only did Liam leave his career as a gay porn star, he said good-bye to Gael Torres, his costar at Woodspring Manor Entertainment.

Rumors run rampant that Liam is dead. But Gael doesn’t believe the gossip. Knowing something is wrong with Liam, Gael hunts him down to get his answers.

Liam is shocked when Gael turns up in Solitude and takes up residence. To Liam’s chagrin, Gael is determined to stick around to help Liam through whatever spooked him enough to run away. As Gael breaks through Liam’s armor, both men begin to realize that no matter what life throws their way, they don’t have to deal with it alone.
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Book Review: Collision Course by Anne-Marie Flemming

Reviewed by Susan65

23471064Title: Collision Course
Author: Anne-Marie Flemming
Heroes: Blue/Rhys
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 128 Pages
Publisher: Anne-Marie Flemming
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Blue isn’t how most people picture a hardcore rock music fan – he’s self-conscious, delicate, a little nerdy and a lot neurotic. But when he catches the interest of Rhys – the lead singer of his favorite band Collision In Reverse – after a concert, Blue just can’t say no. Before he knows what’s happening, the band is back on the tour bus and Blue’s along for the ride.

While he enjoys living an adventure for the first time in his life, Blue has to work hard to keep the favor of distant, enigmatic Rhys. He’s clueless about life on tour and blunders his way from one awkward situation to the next, trying to fit in with the road crew, getting used to his status as a glorified groupie, and dealing with the mood swings of his selfish lover.

His guileless charm eventually wins over the crew, and even Rhys seems to be growing fond of Blue. But just as Blue dares to hope that he is more to the singer than a convenient warm body, his world falls apart in one heart-shattering night, and not even love may be enough to put the pieces back together.
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