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Book Review: Heroes & Villains by Harper Kingsley

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Heroes & Villains
Author: Harper Kingsley
Series: Heroes & Villains #1
Heroes: Blue Ice & Darkstar
Genre: M/M Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: 130k+ words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: All Vereint ever wanted was to be a superhero, fight alongside the other great heroes of the city and beat down the villains that plague them. There’s just one problem: he sucks at it, at least according to the other heroes and the majority of the city. Instead of the greatness and glory of which he dreamed, Vereint spends his days alone, exhausted, and depressed.

When the mockery and derision finally go too far, Vereint decides he’s reached his limit. If he’s never going to be good enough to succeed as the hero Starburst, maybe it’s time to try the role of villain instead …
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Off Base by Annabeth Albert

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Off Base
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Out of Uniform #1
Heroes: Zack Nelson/Pike Reynolds
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: January 19, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike’s flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike’s arrival would spark from Zack’s teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can’t refuse.

Pike Reynolds knows there won’t be a warm welcome in his new home. What can he say? He’s an acquired taste. But he needs this chance to get his life together. Also, teasing the uptight SEAL will be hella fun. Still, Pike has to tread carefully; he’s had his fill of tourists in the past, and he can’t risk his heart on another, not even one as hot, as built—and, okay, yeah, as adorable—as Zack.

Living with Pike crumbles Zack’s restraint and fuels his curiosity. He discovers how well they fit together in bed…in the shower…in the hallway… He needs Pike more than he could have imagined, yet he doesn’t know how to be the man Pike deserves.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Break My Shell by K.A. Merikan

Reviewed by JustJen

32602191Title: Break My Shell
Author: K.A. Merikan
Heroes: Dayton/Max
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 207 Pages
Publisher: Acerbi and Villani, Ltd.
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  — He was supposed to never leave prison. And then he was in my bedroom. —

Dayton is always on time to work, always organized, always ready to do overtime. The perfect receptionist-waiter-cleaner. Employee of the month. But Dayton has a secret side to him. A kinky, filthy side full of dark and dangerous fantasies that should never see the light of day.

He explores his taste for submission in one way only. For three years, he’s been writing letters about it to Max. Convicted to life in prison for the murder of three men and unlikely to ever be free, Max is the safest outlet for Dayton’s frustrated fantasies.

Only that he does leave prison. He finds Dayton. And he won’t settle for anything less than what he was promised in the letters. Too bad Dayton is nowhere near ready to indulge Max. Or himself for that matter.

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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Snowballs and Candy Canes by Charlie Richards

Reviewed by Morgan 

33403780Title: Snowballs and Candy Canes
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: Carry Me #6
Heroes: Coal Roper/Hank Parsons
Genre: MM Holiday
Length: 45 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: December 24, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The holidays can be a special time, filled with unexpected magic.

Coal Roper is a queen and wears it boldly. Unfortunately, openly expressing himself does not come without some dangers. As not only the economics professor, but the drama production manager, he interacts with plenty of people, not all of them friendly. When a group of students begins to harass him, most of the staff turns a blind eye…all except one. Hank Parsons is a huge hulk of a man who teaches health classes, sports medicine, and acts as the wrestling coach. He’s just the kind of man Coal normally stays well clear of. When the man keeps popping up at odd times to help him, Coal isn’t certain what to make of the man…until the incident with the mistletoe. Can a little holiday magic help Coal look past the fears from his upbringing?
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue

Reviewed by JustJen

32856461Title: Five Minutes Longer
Author: Victoria Sue
Heroes: Talon Valdez/Finn Mayer
Genre: MM Pararnormal
Length: 216 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Unsettled Interlude by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Morgan 

17792791Title: Unsettled Interlude
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: Hidden Wolves #1.5
Heroes: Simon/Paul
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 25 Pages
Publisher: Kaje Harper
Release Date: April 14, 2013
Available at:  Smashwords
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Blurb:  Paul Hunter just spent two days as a captive to werewolves, his life hanging in the balance, a witness to crimes and craziness. Now he’s back in his regular life, and living with Simon, the man he’s been falling for. And he’s part of a werewolf pack. He needs his brain to somehow catch up with all of that.

Simon thought saving his human mate from his own pack would be the hardest thing he’d face with Paul, but he’s beginning to realize that was just the beginning. He has to figure out how their future will work, and convince his skittish lover that staying with the pack is better than leaving it, while hints of threats to Paul’s safety keep him awake at night. Fortunately Simon is up for the challenge.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Unacceptable Risk by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Morgan 

12743591Title: Unacceptable Risk
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: Hidden Wolves #1
Heroes: Simon/Paul
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 332 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Simon Conley was born a werewolf, making him one of a tiny minority in a sea of vanilla humans. The safety of the pack lies in absolute secrecy, sometimes violently enforced. In a species where pack-members are born and not made, being gay is considered a perversion. So when Simon falls in love with a human man, he’s twice damned. Even his Alpha’s grudging tolerance may not be enough to shield him from the hatred of the other top wolves. Then his lover Paul stumbles across pack secrets Simon was sworn to keep, and if the pack finds out, they may both end up dead.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Stygian by Santino Hassell

Reviewed by JustJen

25843005Title: Stygian
Author: Santino Hassell
Heroes: Jeremy/Kennedy
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but—lost in their own problems—they’re far from the family he sought.

Still, hoping to get close to Kennedy, the band’s enigmatic guitarist, he follows Stygian to northern Louisiana for a summer retreat. They had planned to spend six weeks focusing on new music but things go awry as soon as they arrive at the long-deserted Caroway mansion. Tempers flare, sexual tension boils over into frustration, and Jeremy turns away from the band to find a friend in his eerily beautiful landlord Hunter Caroway.

Kennedy suspects there’s something off about the creepy mansion and its mysterious owners, but Jeremy thinks he’s finally found somewhere he fits. It isn’t until Kennedy forces the Caroway’s secrets into the light that Jeremy realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Choosing Home by Alexa Milne

Reviewed by JustJen

30212537Title: Choosing Home
Author: Alexa Milne
Series: The Call of Home #1
Heroes: Zac McKenzie/Seth Prithcard
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 187 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  You can never escape from yourself.

Zac McKenzie is an ex-professional footballer with a secret he gave up his career to protect. Several years ago, he fled to his home in the North East of Scotland to avoid being outed as gay. Now, he owns a successful hotel and restaurant, but is it time to finally come out into the open?

Seth Pritchard feels he is damaged goods. He comes to Scotland to escape memories of the accident that left him injured, his bullying step-brothers and a life of lies.

For their whole lives, Zac and Seth have denied who they truly are to themselves as well as to others. When they meet, each man is forced to confront his fears and tear them down one by one.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Damaged by Noah Willoughby

Reviewed by Susan65

30761895Title: Damaged
Author: Noah Willoughby
Heroes: Tom Otso/Eric Kontio
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 74 Pages
Publisher: Noah Willoughby
Release Date: June 27, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Nobody is invincible…

On a seemingly ordinary night, Tom Otso’s life changes forever when he is ambushed, attacked and left for dead. Though he survives the ordeal, Tom finds out at the hospital that the gravity of his injuries has left him permanently disabled.

Eric Kontio is a physical therapist who is assigned to Tom’s case to help rehabilitate and adapt Tom to his new way of living. In helping people for over 20 years, Eric has never met anyone with such an incredible spirit and positive attitude as Tom. Eric becomes infatuated with him and marvels at his incredible progress.

Being together every day, the two men grow closer as friends, but things become complicated by Tom’s jealous and moody boyfriend, Adrian, and Eric’s professionalism being doubted by his superior. When the true feelings of both men come to the surface, so do their painful pasts which could make or break their relationship.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment