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Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Asta Idonea

Reviewed by Ami

33822300Title: Wish You Were Here
Author: Asta Idonea
Heroes: Oakley/Bobby
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 59 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Hungry for His Wolf by Kelex

Reviewed by Susan65

31395924Title: Hungry for His Wolf
Author: Kelex
Series: Bloodlines #4
Heroes: Julian/Jared
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 104 Pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Alpha of the Eastern Wolves, owner of McManus Security, and confidant to the king, Julian has his hands full. He doesn’t have time for love, but he’s not above enjoying a little lust from time to time, especially after meeting the new Coywolf senator he can’t seem to stop thinking about.

Jared feels an instant attraction to the alpha and willingly falls into bed with him—before misfortune threatens to change both of their lives.

When Julian stands up and takes responsibility for his actions, Jared is stripped of everything he is. Handed over to Julian as mere chattel, Jared can’t help but rebel at every turn.

But he can’t fight the growing feelings he has for the alpha…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Book Review and Give Away: Wes’ Denial by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Reviewed by JustJen

23211354Title: Wes’ Denial
Author: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Series: Tease & Denial #2
Heroes: Wes/Grif
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 300 Pages
Publisher: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Available at: Payhip, Amazon, Smashwords and ARE
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Wes has spent his life looking for that one special guy who will understand and love him—all of him. From his tender vanilla side, to his darker debauched side.

Throughout high school, his successful career in the Marines, and as a BDSM Dom, he’s remained confident his partner is out there waiting to be found.

However, several events shake his normally unflappable self–assurance.

And, even after he finds Grif, will his past catch up with him and possibly drive his soul mate away?
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dual Audio Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Nikyta and Susan65

24994123Title: The Shadows
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13
Hero/Heroine: Trez/Selena/iAm/Maichen
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 22 hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: The Shadows
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13
Heroes: Trez/Selena, iAm/Catra
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 582 Pages
Publisher: Penguin/NAL
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Reviewed by Nikyta

Stolen SongbirdTitle: Stolen Songbird
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1
Hero/Heroine: Cécile & Tristan
Genre: M/F YA Historical Fantasy
Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Strange Chemistry Books
Release Date: April 1, 2014 (US), April 3, 2014 (UK)
Available at: Strange Chemistry Books, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Young Adult Week! Review: Under the Bridge by R. Cooper

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Under the Bridge
Author: R. Cooper
Heroes: Chris/Nick
Genre: M/M Young Adult
Length: 24 Pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: October 15, 2012
Available at: Smashwords
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Grad night is supposed to be a night of carefree celebration before growing up and leaving childhood behind, but after graduation Chris is spending his night wandering streets alone with a black eye and a split lip. Beat up yet again for being out and proud, he is contemplating how glad he’ll be to leave his childhood, and this town, behind, when he stumbles across the town’s other outcast, his childhood best friend, Nick. Chris hasn’t spoken to Nick in years. When Nick was thirteen his family moved away, and when they came back to town a year later, Chris had a new stepfather, a new set of bruises, and no interest in being friends with Chris or anyone else. He’s spent high school getting into trouble and breaking hearts while Chris has been getting ready for college. On the surface they couldn’t be more different, but it isn’t long before Chris starts to see that Nick is just as scared and lonely as he is, and just as used to pain. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2012, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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