Posts Tagged With: Alternate World

Book Review: Beast: A Bear Mountain Story by Kelex

Reviewed by JustJen

34370421Title: Beast: A Bear Mountain Story
Author: Kelex
Series: Project Zed #1
Heroes: Samuel/Cal
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 121 Pages
Publisher: Twisted E Publishing
Release Date: February 20, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  A shifter altered into a beast, transformed into a weapon…

Subject Z-701 has few memories. Kept in a drug-induced haze and controlled through neural transmitters, he’s let out of his cage when death and destruction is what’s desired.

Until an accident changes his fate.

Freedom beckons, but he finds himself in yet another cage. Without the drugs, the voices get louder, pushing him to the edge of his already precarious sanity.

If it wasn’t for him, the one person able to calm the voices and keep him from teetering into the abyss.

Samuel…

Tossed between heaven and hell, he must forge a path toward Samuel or be lost forevermore.

Project Zed is a spin-off series from the Bear Mountain series. Readers do not need to have read Bear Mountain prior to reading this book, but it is highly recommended.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Audio Review: Where There’s Smoke by Cari Z

Reviewed by Morgan

25369553Title: Where There’s Smoke
Author: Cari Z
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Panopolis #1
Heroes: Joe/Raul
Genre: MM Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: 2 Hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 2, 2017
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Panopolis is a rough place to be an average Joe. I came here looking for adventure and excitement, but nobody cares about one more normal guy in a city filled with super-powered heroes. The closest I’ve come to glory is working in a bank that villains often rob.

But then I maybe accidentally-on-purpose helped a villain escape the hero who was trying to save the day. Imagine my shock when, a week later, that villain asked me out for coffee. One date turned into more, and now I’m head over heels in love with Raul.

Falling in love with the guy dubbed the Mad Bombardier isn’t without its downsides, though. I’ve had to deal with near-death encounters with other villains, awkwardly flirtatious heroes who won’t take no for an answer, and a lover I’m not sure I can trust. It’s getting to the point where I know I’ll have to make a choice: side with the heroes, or stand fast by my villain.

Either way, I think my days as a normal guy are over.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Dangerous Waves by L.M. Brown

Reviewed by Morgan 

31312309Title: Dangerous Waves
Author: L.M. Brown
Series: Mermen & Magic #3
Heroes: Dax/Kai
Genre: MM Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: 267 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: October 4. 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  A blind merman fleeing the sunken city of Atlantis is torn between the family he left behind and the love he swims toward.

When Dax lost his family to a shark attack he swam away from everything he had ever known. Now he has come to Atlantis, hoping to reconnect with those he left behind. When he finds his birth clan torn apart, he realizes his journey is just beginning.

Kai is an Oracle, a blind merman, who only has sight when he has a vision. Atlantis, a sanctuary for so many mer people, is his prison. Desperation drives him to beg the Atlantean Goddess of Love for help.

With the goddess’s promise of love to tempt him, Kai persuades Dax to take him along when he leaves the sunken city.

Although Dax has some reservations about traveling through the ocean with a blind merman in tow, he quickly discovers Kai isn’t as helpless as he appears. Attraction comes easy, but Kai doesn’t seem to feel the same way.

Kai knows he must seduce Dax if he hopes to win his heart, but his inexperience may be his downfall. With Dax’s former lover at the end of their journey, he knows time is running out.

A goddess can only help so much, especially when another immortal would see them part. If the two stubborn mermen want a life together, they will have to learn to communicate and fight for their love.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Center of Deception by Nat Kennedy

Reviewed by JustJen

30325639Title: Center of Deception
Author: Nat Kennedy
Series: Wielder World #2
Heroes: August Whalen
Genre: MM/Sci-Fi
Length: 109 Pages
Publisher: Lagomorph Press
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  August Whalen—force Wielder, proprietor of the Black Castle, and smuggler of rare and fine goods—is torn from his sleek and cushy lifestyle by an unwanted discovery in the back alley of his bar: a body. Now, trapped between a male Wielder cult and the Bureau of Wielder Services, August must play a dangerous game with an end goal that shifts from finding a killer to staying alive.

Center of Deception is the next novella of the Wielder World series—gay urban fantasy full of danger, desperation, and dedication born of trial and blood.
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Book Review: Edge of Desperation by Nat Kennedy

Reviewed by JustJen

30046092Title: Edge of Desperation
Author: Nat Kennedy
Series: Wielder World #1
Heroes: Reggie/Kyle
Genre: MM Sci-Fi/Paranormal
Length: 106 Pages
Publisher: Lagomorth Press
Release Date: May 25, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Assistant Professor Reggie Wolfe has simple goals: to help his engineering students succeed and to stop male Wielders from falling into Taint without drawing attention from the Bureau of Wielder Services. A select few can Wield the Nerve of the World. Women Wielders do so freely, without any repercussions. For men, it’s another story. They fight Taint and Corruption for the same power.

Reggie’s easy life upends when Kyle, a young male Wielder, lands at his feet, trapped in his Taint and pursued by the very criminal Wielder cults the Bureau is fighting. As the two work to control Kyle’s Taint, Reggie realizes he will do everything he can to help Kyle, even follow him into darkness.

Edge of Desperation is the opening novella to the Wielder World series—gay romantic urban fantasy full of magic, suspense, and dedication born of trial and blood.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Mark of the Familiar by Alex Whitehall

Reviewed by Morgan 

18460326Title: Mark of the Familiar
Author: Alex Whitehall
Series: Mark of the Familiar #1
Heroes: Ellis/William
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 32 Pages
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Release Date: September 6, 2013
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Previously Released in Written In Flesh Anthology

Ellis, having killed his abusive master, is placed in the custody of a safe house for magical beings. Within those brick walls, he finds more than safety. But William has dealt with people’s unwanted attentions his entire life and wants nothing to do with Ellis or his devotion. Except Ellis is determined to convince William that their bond is more than just skin deep and that together they can make something magical.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: The Servant by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Morgan 

29550327Title: The Servant
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Greg Trempblay
Heroes: Daemon/Ehron
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 5 Hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: After saving his younger brother’s child, Daemon Shar is cursed by a witch and runs far from home, a stray who will seemingly never be anything more. But destiny is hard to outrun, even for a man who is now more cat than man beneath his robes and cowl. A chance battlefield meeting between he and Ehron, a foreign lord, gives him purpose amidst the darkness of his accursed life. Soon Daemon finds that his true nature cannot be corrupted no matter the form he inhabits.

As Ehron’s consul, Daemon plots and plans to shape his new lord’s future so that he may leave it blessed when he runs away yet again. But he never counted on his soul hungering for Ehron’s brother Gareth or for his past to catch him by the tail at last.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: The Heart of Frost by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Morgan 

HeartofFrostAUDTitle: The Heart of Frost
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Robert Nieman
Series: North Pole City Tales #2
Heroes: Jack/Rudy
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 3 hours, 4 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 5, 2015
Available at:  Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: At the North Pole, no one is more powerful and feared than the Prince of Frost. As general of the toy soldier army, Jack Frost has been working extra hard to put away the villainous Mouse King once and for all. If that isn’t taxing enough, Jack has to deal with the scandal and gossip brought on by news of his relationship with Rudy Rein Dear, captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, which hit headlines last holiday season. Lucky for Jack, his reputation has managed to deter any foolish attempts to stir up trouble. At least until now.

When someone sabotages Rudy’s plane during a test run a few weeks before Christmas, Jack is determined to find the culprit by any means necessary. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more difficulty he has not falling back to his icy ways. Has the Mouse King stepped up his game in order to throw Jack off his, or is someone a little closer to home behind the attempt on Rudy’s life? Either way, Jack has every intention of delivering a Christmas they won’t soon forget, even if it means losing the newfound warmth in his heart.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Sedition by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

25305816Title: Sedition
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Demoted #2
Heroes: Sascha/Cashiel
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 205 Pages
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Sascha’s world changed when Cashiel Michaud bought him, rescuing him from a brothel and a life of torture. They developed a sexual relationship, but can their relationship amount to more than that? Deceit, lies, and political scandal color not only their world, but their relationship, and dark figures from both men’s pasts threaten to intrude on the few moments of peace they have. A slave is never safe from harm, nor is an outcast family member. In the end, are Sascha and Cash strong enough to face the challenges, or will they be torn apart forever?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Subjection by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Subjection
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Demoted #1
Heroes: Cashiel/Sascha
Genre: MM Dystopian
Length: 209 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  In a world where intellect and achievement are valued above all else, a young man risks everything to save his brother from a life of slavery. Thrown into a harsh, unyielding world where slaves are treated as less than animals, Sascha struggles to come to terms with everything he knows being ripped away from him, but a life of success could never prepare him for his life as one of the Demoted. Sinking lower and lower, Sascha begins to lose hope, but the whim of a mysterious, wealthy man has the potential to change all that.

Cashiel has a dark history that he guards carefully. Between family and business and politics, he rarely has time for a slave, much less a lover. But when he sees a young man who reminds him of the very history he is trying to escape, he makes an impulse decision that he’s not sure whether to regret or not. The slave could expose everything, or he could be the most valuable asset that Cashiel has ever acquired.

Cashiel and Sascha share desires, hopes, and a home. Each man is limited by status, hindered by history, and desperate to succeed. The question is, will that be enough?
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