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Book Review: Shelter the Sea by Heidi Cullinan

Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Shelter the Sea
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Series: The Roosevelt #2
Heroes: Emmet/Jeremy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 190 Pages
Publisher: Heidi Cullinan
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Some heroes wear capes. Some prefer sensory sacks.

Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren’t considered “real” adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they live in jeopardy, Emmet refuses to be forced into substandard, privatized corporate care. With the help of Jeremey and their friends, he starts a local grassroots organization and fights every step of the way.

In addition to navigating his boyfriend’s increased depression and anxiety, Emmet has to make his autistic tics acceptable to politicians and donors, and he wonders if they’re raising awareness or putting their disabilities on display. When their campaign attracts the attention of the opposition’s powerful corporate lobbyist, Emmet relies on his skill with calculations and predictions and trusts he can save the day—for himself, his friends, and everyone with disabilities.

He only hopes there isn’t a variable in his formula he’s failed to foresee.
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Book Review: Demon Prince by S.J. Frost

Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Demon Prince
Author: S.J. Frost
Series: Paranormal Nobles #3
Heroes: Sytri/Basil
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 140 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: March 30, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  As a prince of demons, Sytri’s existence has been for one thing, power. He’s gained that in the demon realm, but his pursuit of it cost him something far greater…something he didn’t realize the value of until it was gone. When he first met vampire prince, Basil Warrick, in an instant he saw—and desired—to have once again all that he’d lost; friendship, companionship…love.

Basil has lived for more than three hundred years, and quietly carries the scars left by the vampire who turned him. Connecting with others has never been easy for him, but Sy’s sensual charm is more than he can resist. He knows Sy’s history of betrayal, and the demon is exactly what he shouldn’t want in his life, and yet, Sy is all he wants.

The return of an old enemy of Basil’s brings painful memories and danger to him, and a new enemy of Sy’s threatens to take away what he’s gaining in his life. If their lives are to be eternally bound, the two princes must overcome the threats and challenges before them.
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Book Review: Snowballs and Candy Canes by Charlie Richards

Reviewed by Morgan 

33403780Title: Snowballs and Candy Canes
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: Carry Me #6
Heroes: Coal Roper/Hank Parsons
Genre: MM Holiday
Length: 45 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: December 24, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The holidays can be a special time, filled with unexpected magic.

Coal Roper is a queen and wears it boldly. Unfortunately, openly expressing himself does not come without some dangers. As not only the economics professor, but the drama production manager, he interacts with plenty of people, not all of them friendly. When a group of students begins to harass him, most of the staff turns a blind eye…all except one. Hank Parsons is a huge hulk of a man who teaches health classes, sports medicine, and acts as the wrestling coach. He’s just the kind of man Coal normally stays well clear of. When the man keeps popping up at odd times to help him, Coal isn’t certain what to make of the man…until the incident with the mistletoe. Can a little holiday magic help Coal look past the fears from his upbringing?
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Book Review: Silent Night by Erin E. Keller

Reviewed by Morgan 

33150295Title: Silent Night
Author: Erin E. Keller
Heroes: Pete/Lucas
Genre: MM Holiday
Length: 39 Pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: December 3, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Pete is an improbable Santa Claus ringing his bell on the sidewalks of New York. He might need this job, but he doesn’t have to like it. Impulsive and a little rough around the edges, Pete has a big warm heart, and when he sees the homeless man reading a book on the pavement, he is intrigued.

Lucas is a deaf-mute who fled an ex-boyfriend who wanted to use him as a prostitute. He is cold and isolated, but the very not-ordinary Santa Claus ringing a bell nearby makes him smile.

When Lucas is attacked and robbed, it gives Pete the opportunity to invite him home for Christmas. But can they live together long-term? Will Lucas’s bid for independence break their hearts or bring them to deeper understanding?
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Book Review: Cracking the Big Lug’s Shell by Charlie Richards

Reviewed by Morgan 

31555347Title: Cracking the Big Lug’s Shell
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge #37
Heroes: Vadim/Kendrick
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 107 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: September 16, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  The vampire Vadim Kuznetsov has watched every member of his family find their beloveds–the other halves of their souls. Some were able to connect fairly easily, while others had a rocky road. They are all now happy, though. Vadim wants that for himself, but fears it as well. He’s a big man, and his anatomy is even bigger. So big that some lovers have even complained. What if he hurts his beloved? Joining his family at a restaurant, Vadim’s worst fears are realized. He meets his beloved, the human Kendrick, who turns out to be a small, slender twink. The boisterous human is straightforward with his interest, but Vadim’s concerns hold him back.
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Book Review: Connection Error by Annabeth Albert

Reviewed by Morgan 

28807263Title: Connection Error
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Gaymers #3
Heroes: Josiah Simmons/Ryan Orson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 66,000 words
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 5, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  It’s typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he’s (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can’t handle another distraction. But he also can’t ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man’s a fan of his game.

Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He’s got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn’t mean he’s above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.

When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it’s even begun?

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Dual Book Review: Jared’s Salvation by T.K. Paige

Reviewed by Morgan and Susan65

31196177Title: Jared’s Salvation
Author: T.K. Paige
Series: Crossed Paths #1
Heroes: Jared Williams/Colin Ryland
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 153 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Love can happen fast, but, to make it last, they will have to survive the danger that is coming for them.

When Colin Ryland risks his life to save Jared Williams’ young nephew, he earns the attorney’s gratitude and, much more surprising, his interest.

At first Jared’s only intentions toward Colin are to make sure he’s taken care of while he recovers. Yet as Jared comes to know the brave and caring man, the walls around his heart fall quickly. Colin is hesitant at first, but ultimately can’t resist his attraction to Jared, who holds nothing back where his emotions for Colin are concerned.

Swept up in the ease and passion of their quickly intensifying relationship, they are caught off guard when vague threats are made against Colin and others. But the tension it brings between them will be the least of their problems when they may not survive the danger that is coming.
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Book Review: Iggy by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan

Iggy510web-500x750Title: Iggy
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Gillham Pack #15
Heroes: Iggy/Zane
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Love can bloom at the worst of times.

Iggy fled his nest of bat shifters, leaving his family behind to tell the Gillham pack alpha the pack is in danger. He has a hard time believing Kameron can trust him enough to make him his bodyguard, but he accepted the job, hoping to show his new alpha that he can be useful.

Zane has been a recruit since he was a teenager. His goal was to become a pack enforcer, but Kameron decides to put him in charge of Malik’s protection instead, giving him the opportunity of a lifetime.

Neither of them expected to meet their mate when they accepted the job, and it couldn’t have come in a worst moment. The rival council wants the Gillham pack erased, and Tom isn’t going to back off. Will the fight ahead of Iggy and Zane separate them? Will they both come out of it alive, or will they lose each other?
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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: Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy by J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles

Reviewed by Morgan 

29497723Title: Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy
Authors: J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles
Series: Mad About the Brit Boys #4
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 34 Pages
Publisher: J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb:  Good men come in threes!

Three’s definitely not a crowd in this trio of contemporary erotic male/male/male ménages with a very British flavour from gay romance favourites Josephine Myles and JL Merrow.

Let your fantasies run wild as you take in the fit bodies down at the gym, or enjoy a very special birthday present from a loving partner. And even a trip to the dentist can be enjoyable with the right sort of distraction!

Kit Bag by JL Merrow

Working late at the gym one night, Kit’s delighted when two of his fantasies made flesh come in for a workout. The guys he’s dubbed Black Muscle Vest and Grey Sweats are tall, gorgeous and insanely built, and Kit can hardly take his eyes off their glistening, pumped-up muscles.

But he’s not the only one who’s been dreaming of a little hot and sweaty man-on-man-on-man action. Harry and Sven are only too happy to make Kit’s fantasy a reality in the changing room—and Kit’s going to get a workout of his own he’ll never forget!

Unwrapped: The Birthday Gift by Josephine Myles

All Dave wants for his birthday is a threesome, and his devoted boyfriend Mark is keen to oblige. Enter Pedro, the mysterious stranger they pick up from the pub. Taking him home with them promises a scorching encounter… if only Dave can deal with his nerves first!

Getting a Filling by JL Merrow

Ivo’s terrified of going to the dentist, even with his lover, Colin, there for moral support. But when the dentist turns out to be gorgeous—and gay—fear turns to flirtation. The next time Ivo ends up in the dentist’s chair it’s a lot more fun, as the support Colin and Ted give him is very immoral indeed!
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