Posts Tagged With: A.J. Marcus

Book Review: Signed With a Heart by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

29942277Title: Signed With a Heart
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Signed, Sealed, Delivered #2
Heroes: Leo/Taruk
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 91 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: April 22, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb:  Being forced into an arranged mating is the last thing Leo needs, especially when he knows it will end horribly and he’s already falling for another man.

Leo, a cheetah shifter, knows he will be married off to a man of his parents’ choosing. He won’t have any choice in the matter. When his father informs him Antonio will be his mate, he doesn’t exactly like the man, but is determined to make the best of it. Knowing he’ll be cut out of the life he’s known before, he wants to go from Spain to Washington state so he can have a last few days with his best friend Cam. But Cam and his mate are out on vacation and Leo finds Taruk at their house instead.

Taruk doesn’t exactly understand the recent trend in the elk herd he belongs to toward having arranged marriages, but he’s not overly worried about it, since he’s not high on the pecking order. After seeing how happy his best friend Jenner is with his mate, Cam, Taruk wonders if it’s not so bad. When Leo shows up while he’s house sitting, he responds to the fear and sadness emanating from the young cheetah. The two are drawn together only to be torn apart when Leo’s promised mate arrives and takes Leo away.

The two struggle with the feelings their brief encounter has awakened. Then when disaster strikes, only that new love is enough to hold them both together.
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Book Review: Robert by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

29768414Title: Robert
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #5
Heroes: Robert/Lance
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 53 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb:  Running down the Florida beaches to stay ahead of trouble, Robert and Lance find a connection Robert never desired, but doesn’t want to let go of.

Robert isn’t sure how he feels about all the changes happening to the other Watchers. He has always believed in Watchers staying detached from the shifters they oversee, but that was before he had a little too much sushi and way too much sake and woke up married to Lance, a really sexy raccoon shifter.
Before he can sort out exactly what happened, the two find themselves mixed up in a mess with a tiger shifter who is part of a group of Russian shifters up to no good. While Robert tries to sort out the situation, Lance is focused on diverting Robert’s attention to him in the most sexual way possible.
Running down the Florida beaches to stay ahead of trouble, Robert and Lance find a connection Robert never envisioned, but doesn’t want to let go of.
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Book Review: Sealed With Honor by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

29522648Title: Sealed With Honor
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Signed, Sealed, Delivered #1
Heroes: CamJenner
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb:  For these two, having an arranged marriage could either be a catastrophe, or the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

Cam has always known that his mating would be arranged by his father, and his best hope is for a mate who respects him and could eventually be friends with him. He has no choice in the matter and is resigned to the worst-case scenario of a mate he’ll end up hating for the rest of his life. His biggest worry is that he’ll no longer be able to keep his best friend in his life. If his mate says he can’t have friends, that will be the end of it and he won’t be able to say a thing against that decision. It’s his worst fear, and he can’t keep his tears at bay even during his own mating ceremony as he feels like he’s losing the only real friend he’s ever had.

Jenner isn’t entirely sure why his new mate looks like he’s going to his death. He wants to be friends with Cam, and his traditions make it hard to get close to him. His father wanted to make sure he fell in love before he was thirty and thought mating him to someone would be the best way to get that accomplished. Jenner is looking forward to getting to know his new mate, if only Cam will let that happen. The little glimpses he’s had of the real Cam tell him he’s been mated to a feisty man who won’t back down, and Jenner wants more time with that side of him and a lot less with the one who only wants to do what’s expected of them and looks absolutely miserable all the time.

Having an arranged mating isn’t ideal, but for Cam and Jenner it might be the best thing for them both.
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Book Review: Manuel by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

29406770Title: Manuel
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #4
Heroes: Manuel/Sydney
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 44 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Manuel doesn’t much care about what humans do to each other, but when a shifter drug lord risks exposing all of them, he knows he has to step in. While trying to find the man’s weaknesses, Manuel runs across Sydney, the drug lord’s son.

Sydney has always lived under his father’s control. He’s seen too much, and he only wants a chance to have his own life. It isn’t what his father wants for him at all, though, and Sydney has been looking for a way out.

Their attraction is instant, but before they can make sense of the pull between them, Sydney’s home is attacked by a rival drug lord. Sydney is taken and Manuel will need the help of the other Watchers to mount a rescue operation.
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Book Review: Lex by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

28862196Title: Lex
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #3
Heroes: Lex/Tucker
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 46 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb:  Lex’s life as a Watcher is about to get a lot more complicated when he decides to take on an apprentice, and her protective single father.

As the Watcher for the Northeast, Lex loves lobster, being in the woods, and sex. That last part, though, he keeps hidden from the other Watchers, because they’re supposed to be above those kinds of desires. He gets his fill of men from the local shifter clubs whenever he’s out doing his Watcher duties, and this one is no different. A hot guy, a night of fast sex, and he’s out the door again without anyone knowing more than his name.

But this time it is different, because that one night hook-up is Tucker, and his daughter is Lex’s first apprentice. Addie is headstrong, demanding, and more than Lex can handle. He never thought a seven year old little girl would be a match for him, but she is, and worse than that is how her father drives Lex nuts one minute and makes him think about the impossibilities of forever in the next.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Yuri by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

28479472Title: Yuri
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #2
Heroes: Yuri/Regi
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 42 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: Januray 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Being a Watcher is a dangerous life, as Yuri knows, but he never expected to be kidnapped, and especially not to find his mate there with him.

As a Watcher, Yuri has always known he has to be careful around strangers. So few people understand what Watchers actually do, and most think that they have some kind of mystical abilities. When a ram kidnaps him and throws him into a basement with a raven named Regi, Yuri knows he’s in trouble. The ram is looking for Watchers, and he’s getting desperate. When Yuri realizes that Regi is his mate, he knows that he needs to protect the raven. But with no way out, they’re left with only one choice—to fight their way out of there, or die together in misery.
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Book Review: Kenai by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

28093803Title: Kenai
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #1
Heroes: Kenai/Derek
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 46 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Watchers aren’t supposed to get attached to the shifters they protect, but this mountain lion is getting tired of playing by the rules.

Watchers never get attached. Kenai has heard that rule all his life. He started his training as a small child and his mentor became his world. Now, at nineteen, he’s handling the shifters in the Pacific Northwest on his own. He only interferes with them when he has to—otherwise his life is spent alone. As a mountain lion shifter he doesn’t mind the solitude, but in his visions he sees shifters going off and having adventures, and he desperately wants one for himself. When he meets a bear shifter walking through the woods near his cabin, he’s all in and ready for whatever the bear wants to do.

Derek finds the overly energetic mountain lion annoying. He won’t stop bouncing around, and eventually he has to put Kenai in his place, which sends Kenai darting off. He does want some company though, so he follows Kenai’s trail back to his cabin and invites him to the salmon pools for a feast. He thought everyone knew what went on at those pools, so he’s surprised when Kenai reveals he’s a virgin. That isn’t the only secret this mountain lion is hiding, though, and when Derek finds out Kenai is a Watcher and practically a god to the shifters despite his young age, it might be more than he’s able to handle.

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Review: Kenai is a watcher – a pre-cognitive shifter who arbitrates shifter problems. He’s been made to believe that he can only be a watcher if he lives his life alone.

When he has a dream (the way he gets all his arbitration information) about a bear and screams and salmon – he ends up following a bear shifter up to a salmon pond one day and they end up a couple.

He’s not sure what the screams mean but he’s worried about having a boyfriend.

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I kind of feel like that was a bit of review Haiku. But that’s what the story felt like for me, too.

Kenai’s lonely. Then he meets someone. They like each other. Various shifter things happen. The end.

I can’t recommend this – though I really liked the premise of a watcher, and I love the idea that our little Kenai finally has a friend- it just didn’t do much for me. It was too all over the place, and I didn’t really get a good feel for Kenai’s bear mate, so I don’t know how’d they do as a couple.

Overall Impression:  It was okay, but not good

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

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Book Review: The Lost Otter and At a Bear’s Mercy by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

27238473Title: The Lost Otter
Authors: Caitlin Ricci, A.J. Marcus
Series: Patching Up #1
Heroes: Aedan/Brody
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 40 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: October 15, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  When Aedan disappeared six years ago, his boyfriend, Brody, was devastated. Now Aedan is back, and they both must face the secrets that once tore them apart.

On a tiny island off the coast of Washington, Brody has made a successful life for himself as a veterinarian. The highlight of his practice is when he’s able to help wild animals and rehab them to be released back to the wild. It’s a simple, quiet life, which is exactly what he needs to be able to piece himself back together after Aedan, the man he loves, disappeared six years earlier. He had given up hope of ever seeing Aedan alive again, until one night after an otter shows up on his doorstep, Aedan comes in to take the otter away. Even if Brody didn’t want to smack the sexy grin off his face, he still wouldn’t let Aedan just walk out with the otter. He’s responsible for its safety, and Aedan hasn’t given him nearly enough answers to make the past six years all better.

Aedan doesn’t have time to answer Brody’s questions though. He’s got bigger problems, primarily a clan of bear shifters who claim the otter, Aedan’s little brother, stole something from them. He lives in a dangerous world he never wanted Brody to be mixed up in, but it seems Brody can’t help but get into trouble all on his own. His brother invites danger, Brody stumbles into it, and Aedan just wants to keep them both safe without losing his mind.
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Book Review: The Kachina Job by A.J. Marcus

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26561519Title: The Kachina Job
Author: A.J. Marcus
Heroes: Phillip/Daniel/Shannon
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 28, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  The lion, the jaguar, and the owl against the werewolf. Who will prevail?

Phillip Twohands is a thief and a weremountain lion. When he takes a job stealing an ugly kachina, he never realizes it will change his life forever. Daniel Hernandez is a werejaguar who is hired to steal the same kachina by the same werewolf who hired Phillip. When their paths cross, it becomes clear the tension between them is not all about rivalry.

The local sheriff, Shannon O’Flaherty, catches them in the act and has no choice but to take the two into his personal custody, which quickly ends up with the three of them in bed together.

When they learn the kachina has an ancient wolf spirit trapped inside, they rally to prevent it from transferring its power to the werewolf who hired them, but it will take all the strength in their new bond to succeed.
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