Posts Tagged With: Kidnapping

Book Review: The Dark Side by Laura Baumbach

Reviewed by Susan65

32570765Title: The Dark Side
Author: Laura Baumbach
Series: Reese Holt #1
Heroes: Alex Throne/Reese Holt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Kidnap victim Alex Throne literally drops into the arms of security specialist Reese Holt, pulling Holt into a battle against a ruthless drug cartel, personal betrayal, and a specter from Holt’s CIA past.

Holt agrees to put his team of specialists on the trail of Alex’s assailants while he takes on the personal job of protecting the life he inadvertently saved, motivated, in part, by a romantic attraction.

Keeping his mind on protecting Alex could prove difficult, especially when he can’t keep his mind off Alex’s body.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Guarding His Mark by S.A. Welsh

Reviewed by Morgan 

31223176Title: Guarding His Mark
Author: S.A. Welsh
Series: Shifter Protection Specialists, Inc. #3
Heroes: Khan/Casey
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 203 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Beware the bite of a king.

Khan is a king cobra shifter with a serious mistrust of anyone outside his brothers at Shifter Protection Specialists, Inc. and has good reason for it after he was subjected to the whims and experiments of a mad scientist as a teenager. Since becoming part of a real family, he’s thrived in his job as a close-protection specialist.

One night he meets a pretty human who interests him on a level he hasn’t experienced before, but old fears and revelations force him to put distance between them. Unable to stay away, Khan creates the persona of a courier to deliver the venom Casey needs to see exactly what the human will do.

Dr. Casey Jameson is working toward a deadline. He needs snake shifter venom to continue his research and create a cure to save someone he loves. When he goes in search of a donor, he meets Khan, but he’s confronted with the irresistible, roughness of Khan and he ends up taking the shifter home for the night. However, when Khan finds out who and what he is, Khan leaves him high and dry.

The appearance of Roan, a courier, in his life is perfect timing, but Casey may get more than he bargains for and will soon have to think carefully about who he can trust if he wants to live long enough to complete his work.

When an old lover and boss becomes a real threat to Casey’s safety, Khan must come clean and keep Casey safe before they both lose something precious.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Can’t Hide From Me by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Reviewed by Susan65

30215649Title: Can’t Hide From Me
Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge
Heroes: Charles/Angel
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 338 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 3, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location—until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their “simple rescue mission” is about to get a lot more complicated.

For Ángel Medina, adjusting to life after his cartel nightmare is hard enough without confronting memories of a failed relationship. All he wants is a fresh start. But when a violent stalker lashes out from the shadows, Ángel realizes his nightmare is far from over.

As the stalker’s obsession escalates and bodies start dropping, Charles and Ángel are thrown together in a desperate search for the culprit. Tempers flare and old passions reignite, drawing them back into the same turbulent relationship that once ended in disaster.

But the stalker isn’t letting go—and the next strike might hit straight through the heart.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Night Screams by Devon McCormack

Reviewed by Susan65

25419650Title: The Night Screams
Author: Devon McCormack
Heroes: Cal/Jake
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 220 Pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: July 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Running naked through the woods, Cal flees the sadistic man who abducted and tortured him. When he stumbles upon a convenience store, he breaks in to steal food. A young store clerk, Jake, confronts him, and they get into a fight that ends with Cal being knocked unconscious. He wakes in the home of Jake’s Uncle Gary, the owner of the convenience store. Realizing Cal needs help, Gary tries to communicate with him, but despite Cal’s efforts, he can’t bring himself to speak. Instead, he writes down his experiences. Horrified by the perverse cruelty Cal endured, Gary takes him to the police, who track down his tormentor.

Abandoned by his parents before his abduction, Cal doesn’t have anywhere to go, so Gary and his wife eagerly welcome him into their home. He feels fortunate to be with such caring people—something he’s never had before. Despite their help, he still can’t find his voice, and he wonders if he ever will. And Jake certainly isn’t making things any easier. It’s clear he doesn’t want Cal to be part of their family. But the more Cal gets to know him, the more he realizes Jake might be the very person who can heal the deep wounds left by his horrifying past.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Lucifer Rising by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

31115920Title: Lucifer Rising
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: Beyond the Angel Pack #4
Heroes: Lucifer/Demetrius/Mitchell
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 226 Pages
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Available at:  Siren Bookstrand
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Blurb: Lucifer, Lord of Hell, has found his mates. An angel Nephilim named Demetrius and Mitchell, a lycan shifter. But Demetrius is part angel, and because of a curse that was put upon the Underworld and Hell stopping any angel from entering, Demi cannot be with his mates. Demi returns to the Gods, but never returns. When Phenex and Zane go missing as well it is up to Jesse to face the Gods to find them and bring them home.

But will the Gods let Jesse leave once they have him there? Or will Lucifer and the pack have to go after him and fight the Gods to save them all? The truth of Demi’s lineage is revealed and puts the angel Nephilim in even more danger than ever before, danger that forces Lucifer and the pack to go into Hell and face their deadliest foe yet. Will they be able to save Demi from the evil that holds him? Or will Lucifer and Mitchell lose their mate forever?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Cobra’s Charm by Meghan Maslow

Reviewed by Morgan

30291697Title: A Cobra’s Charm
Author: Meghan Maslow
Series: 2016 Daily Dose – A Walk on the Wild Side
Heroes: Jiri/Miksa
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 50 Pages
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Jiri’s life has been one misery after the next. A cobra shifter, he’s held captive by a collector who keeps him—and other shifters—in a private harem-style “zoo” in the Libyan desert. Considered a dangerous predator by the other shifters, and little more than a boy toy to the collector, Jiri is friendless, timid, and despondent.

Miksa is the collector’s latest find. But honey badgers are known for their bad attitude, fearlessness, and fighting spirit. Miksa has no doubt he’ll escape, even if it means taking the whole zoo down with him.

When honey badger and cobra meet, there should be instant enmity—after all, honey badgers eat cobras—yet both men find themselves oddly drawn to the other. Romance blossoms, but can it survive captivity and beyond? In order to do so, Jiri will have to find a strength he doesn’t know he possesses and Miksa will have to open a heart long closed to anyone except his immediate family.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Trial by Fire by B.A. Tortuga

Reviewed by Morgan

30045390Title: Trial by Fire
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Narrator: Rusty Topsfield
Heroes: Lachlan McCoughney/Holden Sheffield
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 5 Hours, 36 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 20, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: One Aussie. One Texan. One baby. One hell of a fight.

When his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, Aussie cattle station owner Lachlan McCoughney rushes to Texas to rescue their infant daughter, Chloe. He expects to find his niece living in squalor with the Sheffields, a rodeo family.

Instead, Lachlan finds Holden Sheffield, a salt-of-the-earth cowboy running a huge business operation. They want to explore their mutual attraction despite the many problems thrown their way, and together, they must find a way to give Chloe a new family and find a love that spans thousands of acres and two continents.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Not Afraid to Use His Claws by Lourdes Skye

Reviewed by Susan65

29912384Title: Not Afraid to Use His Claws
Author: Lourdes Skye
Heroes: Donali Lyons/Lance Stark
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 177 Pages
Publisher: Twisted Beauty Presents
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb: Donali Lyons eyes the perfect piece of man candy headed his way. He’s stumped when he discovers that the man is his mate…and has a date.

Drugged, Lance Stark wakes up naked, tied to a chair…and married to the wrong man.

Can his cat shifter mate save him from a delusional groom or will it be discovered that cats don’t have nine lives???

Deceptions, crazy assassins, government conspiracies and a romance so hot it melts off the pages, all tie into this epic shifter tale.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Shifting Moon by M.D. Grimm

Reviewed by Ami

29427211Title: Shifting Moon
Author: M.D. Grimm
Series: The Shifters #10
Heroes: Derek Williams/Brian O’Donogue
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 117 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 6, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  After a year together, wolf shifter Derek Williams and vet Brian O’Donogue decide to marry. All Brian wants is to be legally part of Derek’s family, after his own disowned him for being gay. As far as Derek is concerned, he already belongs to his mate, heart, body, and soul. But their plans are put on hold when Derek discovers an injured young shifter, Tommy, one night while running as a wolf.

When they learn the truth behind Tommy’s presence in Washington, they are quickly drawn into a war that has waged in the shadows for decades. Brian, Derek, and their allies must fight against the Knights and their leader, Arcas, to prevent them from attaining an ancient scroll, one piece of a weapon that can destroy all shifters.

When worlds collide, no one will be spared.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh

Reviewed by JustJen

27010837Title: Between Ghosts
Author: Garrett Leigh
Heroes: Connor Regan/Nat Thompson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 226 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed in action in Mosul.

Three years on, Connor finds himself bound for Iraq to embed with an elite SAS team. He sets his boots on the ground looking for closure and solace—anything to ease the pain of his brother’s death. Instead he finds Sergeant Nathan Thompson.

Nat Thompson is a veteran commander, hardened by years of combat and haunted by the loss of his best friend. Being lumbered with a civilian is a hassle Nat doesn’t need, and he vows to do nothing more than keep the hapless hack from harm’s way.

But Connor proves far from hapless, and too compelling to ignore for long. He walks straight through the steel wall Nat’s built around his heart, and when their mission puts him in mortal danger, Nat must lay old ghosts to rest and fight to the death for the only man he’s ever truly loved.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment