Posts Tagged With: Alternate Universe

Audio Review: Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas by Bey Deckard

Reviewed by JustJen

32929819Title: Caged
Author: Bey Deckard
Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo
Series: Baal’s Heart #1
Heroes: Jon/Baltsaros/Tom
Genre: MMM Historical Fantasy
Length: 13 Hours, 55 Minutes
Publisher: Bey Deckard
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Sheltered and lonely, Jon’s life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbor of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal’s Heart series brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by jealousy and lies that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton

Reviewed by Morgan

winteroranges_audiobookTitle: Winter Oranges
Author: Marie Sexton
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Heroes: Jason Walker/Benjamin Ward
Genre: MM Contemporary/Fantasy
Length: 8 Hours, 4 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.

There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.

But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he’s on drugs, and his best friend thinks he’s crazy. But Jason knows he hasn’t lost his mind. Too bad he can’t say the same thing about his heart.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

Sacrati_AudiobookTitle: Sacrati
Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Heroes: Theos/Finnvid
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 12 Hours, 36 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.

Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.

For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Stumptown Spirits by E.J. Russell

Reviewed by Susan65

29418330Title: Stumptown Spirits
Author: E.J. Russell
Heroes: Logan Conner/Riley Morrel
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 16, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: What price would you pay to rescue a friend from hell?

For Logan Conner, the answer is almost anything. Guilt-ridden over trapping his college roommate in a ghost war rooted in Portland’s pioneer past, Logan has spent years searching for a solution. Then his new boyfriend, folklorist Riley Morrel, inadvertently gives him the key. Determined to pay his debt—and keep Riley safe—Logan abandons Riley and returns to Portland, prepared to give up his freedom and his future to make things right.

Crushed by Logan’s betrayal, Riley drops out of school and takes a job on a lackluster paranormal investigation show. When the crew arrives in Portland to film an episode about a local legend of feuding ghosts, he stumbles across Logan working at a local bar, and learns the truth about Logan’s plan.

Their destinies once more intertwined, the two men attempt to reforge their relationship while dodging a narcissistic TV personality, a craven ex-ghost, and a curmudgeonly bar owner with a hidden agenda. But Logan’s date with destiny is looming, and his life might not be the only one at stake.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Property of the Alpha by Shannon West and Victoria Sue

Reviewed by Susan65

25805341Title: Property of the Alpha
Authors: Shannon West and Victoria Sue
Series: Supremacy of Wolves #1
Heroes: Quinn/Aaron
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 139 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: July 9, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: When Quinn, the Supreme Alpha of all the Nine Territories first sees a young man in the arena, he is struck by his beauty and by the fact that despite his chains, he’s barely contained. Quinn recognizes him almost at once as the human who led an assassination attempt on him just weeks before, yet when he tries to take him into custody, he’s shocked to find the human is his fated mate. He has only one option to keep the council from executing the young man for his crimes—to make an example of Aaron, and to debase and degrade him as his love slave so that none of Aaron’s followers will celebrate him as a martyr or a hero.

Aaron is on a quest to find his brother, separated from him during the plague that devastated the population, killing seventy percent of all the humans on the planet. When he gets word that his brother is among the rebels, he joins them too, hoping to find him. Instead he gets caught up in a failed assassination attempt on the Supreme Alpha, a strong, powerful wolf shifter who now has Aaron right where he wants him–at his mercy.

Despite his growing attraction to Aaron, Quinn has to try to keep his heart from getting too involved, and when another assassination plot is uncovered, Quinn has to make a difficult decision. He must put Aaron aside despite his feelings for him and imprison him, even though the mating bond between them means Aaron will suffer and die without Quinn. And when Aaron disappears and word gets back to Quinn that he’s dying, he has to take a leap of faith to bring him home and back to Quinn’s bed where he belongs.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: When Worlds Collide by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

11057246_1024067694272859_4064101403755728328_nTitle: When Worlds Collide
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series:  Beyond the Angel Pack #3
Heroes: Ryland/Phenex
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 192 Pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: July 29, 2015
Available at:  Siren Bookstrand
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Blurb: King Ryland and Phenex, Commander of the Underworld’s elite police, had a happy mating for over two hundred years. They were blessed with a child, a son, and the pair couldn’t be happier. Until one day their world was ripped apart by deceit and betrayal.

A threat to their son’s life caused Ryland to send him away into hiding, in hopes that he would be safe. When Phenex arrived home to find his mate in the arms of another man he was hurt and angry, but when he found that his mate had taken his son from him, he was enraged. Phenex turned his back on his mate and walked away from their mating.

Twenty six years later, they have found their son, but the horrors he suffered his whole life cause Ryland great pain and guilt. To ensure that their son Jesse has his full powers, these two strong leaders must find a way back to each other.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

J.L. Merrow Week Review: Trick of Time

Reviewed by Susan65

dTitle: Trick of Time
Author: J.L. Merrow
Heroes: Ted/Jem
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: January 28, 2013
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: A lover from another time

When Ted Ennis steps out the doors of the Criterion Theatre for a cigarette and finds himself in Victorian London, he begins to doubt his sanity. At first he thinks it’s all a film set, and is sure that the strikingly handsome young man leaning against a lamppost must be the leading man…

What starts as a sordid transaction with a beautiful rent boy quickly turns into something much deeper, drawing him back again and again as he gets to know Jem and craves meaningful encounters with him.

But Ted doesn’t understand the exact conditions necessary for his trips through time—and for Jem, time may actually be running out. Now Ted has one last shot to get back to Jem and save their relationship, before it’s too late…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2013, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Taming Icarus by Angelique Voisen

Guest Reviewed by Candace

iTitle: Taming Icarus
Author: Angelique Voisen
Series: The Spectrum #1
Heroes: Chris Skinner, aka Icarus/Gus Terrel/Iris Donovan
Genre: M/F/F Erotic Fantasy
Length: 115 Pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Available at:  Siren Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo
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Blurb:  In the alternative world of New Furor, there are the rubes and the Spectrum Wielders, gifted men and women capable of wielding great magic with jewels. Chris Skinner, Icarus, unfortunately belongs to a Spectrum class born and bred for service. She also belongs to an abusive Spectrum Wielder who would do anything to avenge her dead sister, even if it destroys Chris and herself in the process.

Chris’s owner leaves a reckless trail of vengeance, triggering a confrontation with two of the city’s powerful enforcers. Gus Terrel and Iris Donovan are unlike any Spectrum Wielders Chris has ever met. They only have one interest, and it’s not taking Chris’s owner into custody. They want Chris badly, but Chris mistrusts their intentions. Why anyone would want second-hand property is beyond her.

Acquiring their third is harder than Gus and Iris ever imagined, but they would do whatever it takes to make Chris exclusively theirs…no matter the cost.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

gTitle: Blood & Thunder
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #2
Heroes: Sloan/Dex
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 4, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Indigo Footsteps, Spatters of Red by J. Fally

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Indigo Footsteps, Spatters of Red
Author: J. Fally
Heroes: Carter Cross/Josh Lessard
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 56 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 9, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: At first glance, Carter Cross and Josh Lessard seem like an ordinary couple. They make love and fight, know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, deal with the “in-laws,” and share their life and home. They even work together. One day, they’ll probably die together – possibly a lot sooner than they’d prefer, given their profession as members of a paramilitary special unit formed to thwart a gory apocalypse. While Carter and Josh are used to cheating death on a daily basis, this time the odds are stacked against them. Between a deadly mission to complete and Josh’s grandma coming for a visit, it’ll take a miracle to get them out as horror invades not only a major city but also their home.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment