Posts Tagged With: Guest Reviewer – Morgan

Book Review: A Gentle Kind of Strength by Kendall McKenna

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

27507669Title: A Gentle Kind of Strength
Author: Kendall McKenna
Heroes: Ray Lerner/Damien Federov
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 57,000 words
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: November 5, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A police K9 handler believes he’s lucky when a romance starts with the local veterinarian, but then his canine partner is injured in the line of duty.

Sergeant Ray Lerner is a veteran sheriff’s department K9 handler. Damien Federov is the veterinarian caring for Harley, Ray’s canine partner. When taking a man as a lover, Ray’s always been confident. Around Damien, Ray becomes uncharacteristically shy and tongue-tied. When Damien begins their romance, Ray knows he’s lucky.

His obsession with a past tragedy blinds Ray to everything he has with Damien. When Harley is injured on duty, his life is in Damien’s hands. As Ray sits vigil, he has one final chance to allow Damien in all the way, or risk losing everything important, in a single night.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Solitary Man by Shira Anthony and Aisling Mancy

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26683500Title: A Solitary Man
Authors: Shira Anthony and Aisling Mancy
Heroes: C. Evan “Chance” Fairchild/Xavier “Xav” Constantine
Genre: MM contemporary
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Sparks fly when Chance meets tall, sexy Xav at a Wilmington bar and they have the hottest one-nighter of their lives. But Chance doesn’t do repeats, Xav seems detached, and they go their separate ways without a word. Later, when closeted Assistant District Attorney C. Evan “Chance” Fairchild meets Dare’s Landing’s newest deputy sheriff, Xavier “Xav” Constantine, Evan isn’t only wary. He’s irritated as hell.

Xavier is a former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff who is hot on the trail of a South American child prostitution ring. Evan is fighting to put an end to rampant cocaine trafficking and chafing under the thumb of an election-hungry boss. When someone tries to kill the eleven-year-old witness who holds the key to both their investigations, they’re forced to work together as they put their lives on the line to protect him. As Chance and Xav collide in the heat of a sweltering North Carolina summer, dodging bullets and chasing bad guys isn’t the only action going on.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Halloween Mix Up by Jackie Nacht

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

27427214Title: Halloween Mix Up
Author: Jackie Nacht
Heroes: Marshal/Brandon
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 34 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: November 1, 2015
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  One guy with a bad nose and the other unable to taste blood, this werewolf and vampire have one awkward mix up.

Marshal is just having a good time at an abandoned house near his pack territory. When he’s shoved in the darkened den for a childish game, seven minutes in heaven, he decides what the hell and has some fun with the guy accompanying him in the darkness.

Brandon wasn’t sure what happened. One minute, he’s getting a moment alone, the next, he’s getting real close to a guy that stumbled into his solitude. Not all is as it seems, and when the lights come on, all hell breaks loose.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Morgan 

AgainstTheGrainAUDTitle: Against the Grain
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Mark Westfield
Series: THIRDS #5
Heroes: Ash Keeler/Cael Maddock
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 7 hours, 58 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 22, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul-tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a Recon Agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Prickly by Nature by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26004738Title: Prickly by Nature
Authors: Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade
Series: Portland Pack Chronicles #2
Heroes: Avery Babineaux/Dylan Green
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 260 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  In the four months since hedgehog shifter Avery Babineaux started investigating the disappearance of a young female werewolf from the Portland Pack, he’s discovered his life’s passion. Now he’s apprenticing under established PI Corbin Reid. Avery hopes his training with Reid will help him finally bring Lacey home, but detective work isn’t without its perils, and the potential dangers strain his relationship with his new mate, Dylan.

Dylan Green would be perfectly content with his mating and his motorcycle shop if it wasn’t for his constant worry about Avery’s safety and the fact that Avery’s never home. Proud as he might be of Avery’s determination to prove his worth and fulfill his promise to Lacey’s father, Dylan can’t stand the thought of Avery being hurt. Yet what right does he have to demand Avery give up his job when it’s clear Avery’s found his true purpose? Still, Dylan wishes he could, and the appearance of a new police detective who sets his sights on Avery only adds to the tension.

Something has to give, but stubbornness runs in both their veins, and it might take a catastrophe for them to find a compromise they can live with.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Horizons by Mickie B. Ashling

Reviewed by Morgan

HorizonsAUDMEDTitle: Horizons
Author: Mickie B. Ashling
Narrator: John Solo
Series: Horizons #1
Heroes: Clark Stevens/Jody Williams
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 hours, 48 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: College football player Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems. He’s got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow-minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor—the male trauma doctor—who treats him for a broken bone.

Dr. Jody Williams is getting some really mixed signals. He can’t ignore how much he wants Clark, because it’s obvious Clark feels the same way. For the out and proud doctor, the solution seems very simple. For Clark, it’s not! His world is not gay-friendly, and the obstacles he’s faced have led him to deny his sexuality for years.

It’s the Super Bowl of disasters, no matter how you look at it. In the end, Clark has to decide if he’s going to stick with the only life he’s ever known or take a chance on a new one with Jody.

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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Yellow Streak by Susan Laine

27157996Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Yellow Streak
Author: Susan Laine
Series: Heroes at Heart #2
Heroes: Yancy Bell/Curt Donovan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 82 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 11, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Yancy Bell, a book geek with a bladder problem, saved the life of suicidal gay jock Curt Donovan. But when Curt returns to college after the Christmas holidays pretending he doesn’t know Yancy, warning bells go off.

Has a frightened Curt decided the safety of the closet is preferable to coming out? A remorseful Curt comes knocking on Yancy’s door in the dead of the night. Yancy wants to help Curt find the courage to proudly be himself and pursue his dreams, but first Curt needs to come to terms with his past acts. Yancy can only hope their reunion ends in light, not darkness.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Just What the Truth is by Cardeno C.

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51InkeJGiPL__AA300_Title: Just What the Truth Is
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Alexander Collins
Series: Home #5
Heroes: Ben Forman/Micah Trains
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 19 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: People-pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven…and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn’t have the willpower to resist Micah’s affection.

When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes has a problem: his parents won’t tolerate a gay son and self-confident Micah isn’t the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he’ll have to decide what’s important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.

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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Silverfall by Raven de Hart

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

27316199Title: Silverfall
Author: Raven de Hart
Heroes: Anthony Gates/Leon Phillips
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 148 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Anthony Gates has been alone since he broke up with his boyfriend two years ago, and his best friend convinces him to go out on a blind date. But that turns sour, leaving Anthony to walk the streets rather than head home and face his friend. That’s when he sees the unthinkable: a unicorn killing a man. Fantasy collides with Anthony’s reality, and he can’t seem to escape the currents pulling him deeper.

Leon Phillips is the strongest of those currents. When he and Anthony meet at the club, they have immediate chemistry and can hardly keep their hands off each other. But Leon’s hiding a secret. He’s the unicorn Anthony saw that night, charged with guarding the local population from hunters. As their romance blooms, the secrets leak out until, finally, the unicorn hunters capture Anthony as bait. To keep Anthony safe, as well as the rest of the unicorns, Leon allows himself to be captured instead.

Now, perfectly-normal Anthony will have to save Leon from his hideous paranormal fate–because that unicorn is his soulmate.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Book Review: In Your Eyes by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

27313123Title: In Your Eyes
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Charlie David
Series: Mates #3
Heroes: Samuel Goodwin/Korban Keller
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he’s supposed to lead.

When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack’s Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can’t do is forget Korban’s warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.

When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

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