Posts Tagged With: against all odds

Book Review: Forbidden Love by Lee Colgin

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Forbidden Love
Author: Lee Colgin
Series: They Bite #2
Heroes: Nathan & Ben
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 227 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: May 18, 2020
Available at: NineStar Press & Amazon
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Blurb: When an esteemed vampire doctor treats an injured young werewolf, desire sparks between them.

Dr. Benjamin Arleth has devoted his life to finding a medical cure for his species’ most devastating weakness—sunlight. Finally, one of his pharmaceuticals shows promise, but sabotage looms large in the lab.

Wolf shifter Nathan Cramer is ready to finish grad school and begin his career when a trip to Center City’s Peace Conference goes awry. Weak and bleeding, Nathan knows his wounds could prove fatal. Dr. Arleth is his only hope.

Can love flourish between enemy species despite a society in turmoil? Could vampires walk in the daylight or will darkness reign? It’s a race to find answers, and Ben will have to put his trust in Nathan if they’re going to make it out alive.

Forbidden Love is a MM urban fantasy/paranormal romance and the second book in the series They Bite but can be enjoyed as a standalone. Continue reading

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Book Review: Were-Geeks Save Wisconsin by Kathy Lyons

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Were-Geeks Save Wisconsin
Author: Kathy Lyons
Series: Were-Geeks Save the World #1
Heroes: Josh & Nero
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 14, 2020
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: When badass werewolves battling supernatural evil realize they need tech support, they recruit a group of geeks with hilarious—and romantic—results.

Chemist Josh Collier is having a blast at a comic book convention when he gets the shock of his life—he’s a werewolf! WTF? Before he can howl, he’s whisked away to a secret lair by Nero, a hot guy dressed as a Roman centurion. Josh’s former life is over, and his genius is needed at Wulf, Inc.

Nero has no interest in babysitting a trainee were-geek when he’d rather be killing the demon that wiped out his entire pack. While Josh analyzes the monster’s weapon, wild passion ignites between him and Nero.

With destiny and their pack in the balance, can they survive the demon out to destroy Wisconsin? Continue reading

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Book Review: My Past, Your Future by Gabbi Grey

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: My Past, Your Future
Author: Gabbi Grey
Series: Deerbourne Inn
Heroes: Callum & Elijah
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 109 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Release Date: February 24, 2020
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Callum MacLaren, a professor from Scotland, visits Willow Springs, Vermont during the Winter Solstice to study and explore the rich history of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. His encounter with a sexy soldier in a tattered Civil War uniform is a captivating puzzle, and the more he learns, the deeper his attraction.

A hundred and fifty years ago, Elijah Freeman was killed during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner and woke up in Willow Springs, the only home he’d known. Alone, he roams the town, unable to leave or interact with a single soul until an intriguing Scot addresses him. Even stranger, the man can see him, hear him, and touch him–a sizzling caress that leaves Elijah aching for more.

But will Elijah return to his ghostly form when the magic of the solstice fades, or is Callum’s love enough to keep him in the land of the living? Continue reading

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2020 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Work-Love Balance by Allison Temple

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Work-Love Balance
Author: Allison Temple
Series: Out & About #1
Heroes: Brady & Nash
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 9, 2020
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The customer always comes first, but IT consultant Brady Jansen loves to hate Nash O’Hara. Except the fine line between hate and attraction means sometimes Brady can’t help it when he crosses the boundary between professional and personal.

Recently divorced, workaholic Nash knows he’s hard to please. When the smart-mouthed IT consultant he depends on to keep his office running offers a no-commitment hookup, it seems like exactly what he and Brady both need to get through a busy summer at work. No one has to know about their arrangement.

But the more time they spend together, the more secrets they have to keep from the people around them—and from each other. The lies are piling up, until it’s hard to tell who’s fooling whom. If Brady and Nash want to find the balance between work and love, a little honesty will go a long way.

Work-Love Balance is a 70k contemporary MM office romance. It’s hot enough you’ll want to make sure the air conditioning is on in your cubicle, and heartfelt enough you’ll want to smack both characters before the end. HEA guaranteed Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rivalry by Beth Bolden

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Rivalry
Author: Beth Bolden
Heroes: Heath & Sam
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 458 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 9, 2020
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: The first time NFL quarterback Heath Harris meets Sam Crawford, it’s just them, a luxury yacht and a few days of fun in the sun. Sam turns out to be nothing like Heath expects. He’s kind and funny and irreverent—and also unbelievably, shockingly sexy. For three short, glorious, life-changing days, there are no rules.

The second time they meet, Sam has just been traded to Heath’s team, and instead of lovers, now they’re rivals. Heath has spent the last five years working desperately to be the best quarterback the Riptide could ever need, but when injuries threaten to derail his career, Sam is right there, standing on the sideline. Ready to take over, and ready to ruin everything Heath has given his life for.

Rival. Enemy. Teammate. Friend. Lover.

As their orbits collide, sparks fly, and Heath struggles to find the right label and the right box to shove Sam into, hoping to keep him contained. But Sam—and Heath’s feelings—refuse to cooperate.

Sam might not be just one of those things, he might be all of them, and so much more. Continue reading

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Book Review: Prodigal by T.A. Moore

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Prodigal
Author: T.A. Moore
Series: Lost and Found, #1
Heroes: Morgan & Boyd
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 11, 2020
Available at: DSP & Amazon
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Blurb: Fifteen years ago Sammy Calloway disappeared on his way home from school. Now he’s back… or is he?

Boyd Maccabbee has spent his life second-guessing his actions on that fateful day. What if he’d done something differently? Maybe Sammy would have made it home safe and never become Cutters Gap’s most tragic famous son. Or would it have been Boyd who was never seen again? When the police find new evidence on the disappearance, Boyd hopes to finally get some answers.

The last thing Morgan Graves needs is to be dragged into some old case about a missing kid. He doesn’t know why police hit on his DNA, but he’s not Sammy Calloway. He thinks he’d remember being kidnapped.

He knows he’d remember firefighter Boyd.

Drawn into the complex web of suspicion, grief, and anger that has knit Cutters Gap together in the years since Sammy’s disappearance, Morgan struggles to hang on to himself when everyone already assumes they know him.

And somewhere, the truth about Sammy Calloway is waiting. Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Man Stalking by T.A. Moore

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Dead Man Stalking
Author: T.A. Moore
Series: Blood and Bone #1
Heroes: Took & Madoc
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Agent Luke Bennett proved that humans could rise just as high in the ranks as their vampire colleagues—until a kidnapper held him captive for a year and turned him without his consent.

Now he’s Took: a reluctant monster afraid to bite anyone, broke, and about to be discharged from his elite BITERs unit.

When an old colleague suggests he consult on a BITERs case, Took has little to lose. The case is open and shut… but nothing is ever that easy. As he digs deeper, he discovers a lot more than one cold case is at stake, and if he wants to solve this one, he’ll need the help of the BITERs team. Even if that brings his old commander, Madoc, back into his life. Continue reading

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Book Review: Swipe by T.A. Moore

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Swipe
Author: T.A. Moore
Series: Stories from Plenty, California #1
Heroes: Tag & Bass
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 207 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 31, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As one of the top trauma surgeons in Plenty’s ER, Dr. Taggart Hayes knows how to fix broken things—fractured legs, ruptured spleens, allergies, and traumatic brain injuries. He can put them back together good as new.

A broken heart, though? That’s a bit trickier. Especially when it’s his own.

When Tag swipes on the photo of the hot man in the dating app, he just wants a distraction from the wreck that used to be his life. A one-night stand with a safely inappropriate stranger, no names, no feelings, and no complications.

But the headless photo on the app belongs to a man who isn’t so easy to forget the next day… or the next week. And it becomes increasingly clear that Bass is neither safe nor uncomplicated. Drawn into the dark, criminal underworld his lover inhabits, Tag has to decide if the cure for his broken heart is worse than the disease. Continue reading

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Book Review: No Place Like Home by Annabelle Jacobs

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: No Place Like Home
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Heroes: Oliver & Ed
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 26, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Will Oliver get the gift he’s hoping for this Christmas?

Oliver Walker’s Christmas is shaping up to be a quiet one. That is until hunky neighbour Ed Middleton moves in next door.
Attraction is instant, but Ed is only there temporarily and neither wants to start something with an expiration date.

As the festive season approaches, holiday cheer wraps around them, and giving in to temptation is inevitable. But Ed is still set on moving in the new year—a fresh start, miles away from those he’s closest to.

If Oliver doesn’t want to lose his heart, he’ll have to show Ed that home is wherever he wants it to be, and love is possible no matter what.

No Place Like Home is a heartwarming story of love between neighbours, family and friends, about adorable rescue cats, and remembering that sometimes the very thing you’re looking for is right under your nose.
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Against All Odds by Elle W Silver: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Against All Odds

by Elle W Silver

Jamie wanted Riley to kiss him again so much; he couldn’t pay attention to anything at dinner. Ben had said something about needing to go back to Bello Locus again and so they were all going. Jamie would have preferred somewhere they could be alone, but he could wait a little longer, couldn’t he?

Jamie was a virgin, another thing his illness wouldn’t let him experience. But he’d been kissed a few times, all of which paled compared to the brief encounter with Riley. He hadn’t wanted him to stop, had hoped they would go further. But both Ben and Riley were reluctant to touch him too much. They wanted to, that much was clear, but they were just too afraid to push him further away. 

In the car, on the way to Bello Locus, Jamie sat between them as they told him about the friends they wanted him to meet. Jamie snuggled up to Riley, placing his arm on Riley’s chest, hoping they’d pick up where they’d left off in the office. Riley took his hand, even played with his fingers for the duration of the drive, but didn’t kiss him. 

Jamie met Adam, the bartender behind the tasty signature cocktails from last night. He met Mark, Mikey’s brother and Caster, Ben’s brother, the King of the Vampires and Riley’s best friend. They were all so glad to see him, even if only Caster had been there the day old-Jamie died. 

He grew more frustrated when Mark and Caster followed them to the V-VIP area they’d had all to themselves last night. His frustrations lessened when Liam and Johnny joined them, excited when Adam made them their signature drinks. 

“This guy is so good. What is in these?” Johnny sounded like he’d already had a few wherever they’d been.

“He’s told no one,” Mark answered and Jamie couldn’t believe how much he looked like Mikey. He was older, that much as for sure, but they were almost impossible to tell apart. Though now that he thought about it, Mark’s hair was thicker. 

They soon filled the rather large area with questions, laughter and all kinds of noise as everyone got to know everyone else. Jamie placed his hand on Riley’s thigh. He had only meant to steady himself as he moved further up the couch to.

But Riley covered the hand with his, drawing it further up his thigh. He leaned over to he was close to his ear, whispering, “I’m on to you, Sweetheart.” 

Jamie kept his hand where it was. Good, he wanted him to know exactly what he was doing, maybe then he would kiss him. 

You just need to ask, Ben’s voice in his had startled him so hard, he choked on the sip he’d just taken. 

Ben rubbed his back as he caught his breath. He’d forgotten about the mind reading thing. 

I didn’t read your mind, Mi Precioso. I can feel how much you want him to kiss you. 

You can?

Tell me I’m wrong. You want all of them to go away so it’s just us. 

Jamie blushed, lowering his head, but not before he saw Ben’s smile. 

If I didn’t think I’d embarrass you, I’d kiss you in front of them. I’ve been dying to kiss you since the moment I saw you.

Riley leaned over again, whispering in his ear, “You wanna go home? We can if you want to, they won’t mind.”

Say yes. 

Jamie nodded, taking Ben’s advice and before he knew it Riley had made their excuses and they were leaving. As expected, Liam and Johnny wanted to stay, but they would be just fine. 

As soon as they were in the car’s privacy, Riley’s lips found his. Jamie was unprepared for the kiss he’d been longing for. But he recovered fast, latching on to Riley’s arm. He lost himself in the kiss, moaning when Riley’s tongue found his. 

Jamie felt Ben’s hand on his thigh, his voice in his ear, his breath heavy, “You’re so sexy together.” 

Riley broke the kiss and captured Ben’s lips. Jamie didn’t expect the simple act of the two of them kissing to be so arousing. Ben’s moans mixed in with his, Riley’s hand finding his hair, just as Ben’s squeezed his thigh. 

Riley pulled back and then moved back into the seat, taking Jamie with him so that Jamie straddled his lap. Ben moved further back, occupying Jamie’s space, so close their foreheads were touching. 

Ben’s thumb rubbed Jamie’s wet lower lip, “I’ll never forget our first kiss.” 

Riley rubbed the back of his thighs, making him wish they were at home, naked and in bed. 

“You were looking at me, just as you are now,” Ben’s thumb moved to his upper lip, “So hungry. And, I felt it too. Your arousal making me want you even more.” His face moved closer, close enough that their lips brushed when he spoke, “Can you feel how much I want you now?” 

Riley kissed his neck, causing Jamie to moan his answer. He kissed a trail down to his shoulder and then back to his ear, “Close your eyes, Sweetheart and feel how much Ben wants you. Do you feel it?”

Ben’s mouth swallowed his answer. He wasn’t sure which one of them closed the tiny distance between them first. All he felt was the overwhelming need to kiss Ben and then it was happening. The kiss was far more intense than the one he’d just shared with Riley who maintained his assault on his neck. Jamie hips moved on Riley’s lap as the kiss grew into an exploration, his cock seeking relief. His clothes were not helping.

“Hold on to me, tight” He heard Riley say, and he obeyed. 

A second later, he broke the kiss when his breath caught, a foreign sensation invaded his body and he felt almost upside down. When he opened his eyes, he was still on Riley’s lap, with Ben still sitting close to him. But they were at the mansion in what he assumed was the master bedroom. 

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