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Book Review: Ranger Station Haven by S.A. Stovall

Reviewed by Nikyta

ranger-station-havenTitle: Ranger Station Haven
Author: S.A. Stovall
Series: 2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug
Heroes: Carter & Owen
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 42 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Federal park ranger Carter Williams dislikes kids almost as much as he dislikes Christmas. He chose his career to escape human contact, not embrace it. And no matter how much his husband Owen tries to sway his opinion, Carter is a grump who would rather ignore the holiday. Owen’s efforts are put on hold, however, when they get a call about six missing foster kids lost in the park.

Christmas Eve takes a turn for the worse when Owen injures himself rescuing the children. Stranded in a snowstorm until dawn, Carter has to keep Owen awake and healthy while simultaneously watching six runaways. What he thinks is a nightmare come to life is actually a beautiful gift in disguise—the kids transform the ranger station into a Christmas wonderland. And before it’s all said and done, they might transform Carter’s heart as well—if he can keep his bah humbug attitude in check.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Book Review: Traditions by Ann Anderson

Reviewed by Ami and Nikyta

traditionsTitle: Traditions
Author: Ann Anderson
Series: 2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug
Heroes: Marcus & James
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 35 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When Marcus and James started dating a few years ago, James invited Marcus home to spend the holidays with his close, Christmas-loving family. Marcus quickly realized once was enough, and since then, he’s stayed behind.

But this year will be different. Though the festivity and chaos make Marcus uncomfortable, he loves James, and he’s decided to put aside his unease so they can spend Christmas together—even if it means losing his hotel room to one of James’s siblings, braving the cold to go caroling, and battling the crowds so the children can visit Santa. It’ll all be worth it if Marcus can take his place in the family’s traditions—and maybe begin a new tradition for the two of them.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, 4 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Reviewed by Nikyta

17333174Title: Magic Binds
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Kate Daniels #9
Hero/Heroine: Kate & Curran
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Acce
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Available at: Ace/PenguinAmazon
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Blurb: Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Code Name Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble

Reviewed by Nikyta

code-name-jack-rabbitTitle: Code Name Jack Rabbit
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Series: The Vampire Guard #1 (spin-off from The Sleepless City)
Heroes: Forge/Blair & Declan/Lucas
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Publications
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Available at: DSP PublicationsAmazon
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Blurb: Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.

Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.

Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soul mate.

Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soul mate to Lucas Coate.

Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living among vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.

Their lives become complicated when an impending Presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high-tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.

Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.

****Please be aware this story contains spoilers. Proceed with caution****
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Nikyta

26089799Title: Allegiance of Honor
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #15
Heroes/Heroines: Various
Genre: M/F Fantasy
Length: 496 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: A staggering transformation has put the Psy, humans, and changelings at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: old enemies, new allies, wary loners.

But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten, and it threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: a child who is both Psy…and changeling.

To find the lost and protect the vulnerable—and to save Trinity—no one can stand alone. This is a time of loyalty across divisions, of bonds woven into the heart and the soul, of heroes known and unknown standing back to back and holding the line. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Chevalier by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

ChevalierTitle: Chevalier
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Romanus #2
Heroes: Mason/Luc
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 118 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 27, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Fireman Mason James thought finding out he is a Romanus—a rare class of gargoyle—would be the surprise of a lifetime, but he’s proven wrong when he discovers he is the son of a comte and goji nobility. But his newly discovered family doesn’t think his gargoyle lover, Luc, is good enough for a goji of Mason’s stature—how could a warrior ever be? But despite the Moreaus’ uncertainty and elitism, they are Mason’s only chance to unravel the mystery behind his mother’s death, find a solution for the class divide that might separate him from Luc, and discover what it truly means to be a Romanus.
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Book Review: The Beast by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Nikyta

25293695Title: The Beast
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #14
Hero/Heroine: Rhage & Mary
Genre: M/F Paranormal
Length: 521 pages
Publisher: NAL
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Available at: NAL & Amazon
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Blurb: Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…

For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…

And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world…and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from…
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Fallen by Kay Ellis

Reviewed by Nikyta

Fallen[The]Title: The Fallen
Author: Kay Ellis
Series: Evolin #2
Heroes: Tylan & Sully
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 133 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Defying their orders of exile, Tylan and Sully return to Evolin to face King Acipor. But two against the kingdom’s forces requires more planning. In the forest surrounding the city, Tylan and Sully find a group of young men hiding to escape persecution. Sully is pleased to discover his former comrade, Gannon, leads this ragtag set. Soon, they find refuge and shelter from the dark clouds quickly gathering on the horizon. Worried over strengthening bonds between old friends, Tylan grows distrustful. When a boy with the gift of foresight warns Tylan he will be betrayed, the fire within him grows stronger, waiting for its chance to take control of the prince’s body and claim Sully for its own.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Hapless by Therese Woodson

Reviewed by Nikyta

HaplessTitle: Hapless
Author: Therese Woodson
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Ty & Micah
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 49 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: All Ty wants is to propose to his boyfriend, Micah, before Christmas Eve. He has the perfect ring, the perfect setting, and the perfect plan, but the universe has other ideas. A sprained ankle, a choking woman, and a crying sister are just the tip of the iceberg as Ty stumbles toward his happy ever after. Now, as Christmas Eve looms before him, he has to figure out how to ask the biggest question of his life without his perfectionism getting in the way or he might lose the person he wants to spend the holiday, and every day after, with.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Whispers of Old Winds by George Seaton

Reviewed by Nikyta

WhispersofOldWindsTitle: Whispers of Old Winds
Author: George Seaton
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Sam & Michael
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: After Sam returns home from two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, he moves to the Colorado mountains, where he hopes to begin a new life with his husband, Michael. Sam becomes the sheriff of sparsely populated Pine County, while Michael opens a curio shop for tourists where he sells his art. When Sam and his deputy attempt to rescue a body from a dangerously fragile mountainside snowpack, Sam’s perception of the world, his husband, and the veracity of truths whispered in old winds, are called into question.
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