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Book Review: Have Yourself a Merry Little Sexmas by Kate Lowell

Reviewed by Morgan 

28148644Title: Have Yourself a Merry Little Sexmas
Author: Kate Lowell
Heroes: Carter/Thilo
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 96 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: December 7, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Carter’s been on his own since he came out at sixteen. He was one of the lucky ones–when coffee shop wages weren’t cutting it and he was on the edge of being homeless again, a kind stranger got him a fake ID and work as a dancer in a strip club. Since then, he’s saved his money, enough for a mortgage on a small fixer-upper of a house. He’s even started thinking about the future.

Given his career choice, the possibility of a normal relationship doesn’t get a second thought.

Thilo, a cute but awkward accountant, has never had his own apartment, never lived away from his family, never had a relationship that went farther than a kiss and a hug. Now he’s a thousand miles away from home, facing his first ever holiday season by himself.

His Christmas present–and Snowmageddon–is about to change that. But while there’s enough heat between him and Carter to melt the polar ice caps, is what they’re sharing just Sexmas or can it be something more?
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2015, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Assassins Are People Too by S.C. Wynne

Reviewed by Morgan 

27887929Title: Assassins Are People Too
Author: S.C. Wynne
Heroes: Marc Francis/Dillon Carter
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 105 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Marc Francis is a paid assassin. Other than that, he’s a pretty normal guy, like how he’s got a little thing for the blond guy in 39D. Just a normal guy with a normal crush, until one of Marc’s enemies tries to get the drop on him in the elevator and then it’s the blonde cutie to the rescue: Dillon Carter, from 39D, sacrifices his potted plant to save him.

Instantly, Marc and Dillon develop a strong sexual connection. As the months go by, while they steal time together, it develops into something more. But Marc doesn’t really do relationships, and Dillon worries Marc will never be able to love him back the way he needs.

Also, when you’re a paid assassin, not everybody is rooting for your happy ever after
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, 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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Honorary Blogger Kate Lowell: Part 6 – Undercover Operations + Giveaway!

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Hi, I’m Kate Lowell! Thanks for joining me on the Flesh Market tour, or what I’ve come to call “The blog tour that will forever make you question your view of the world around you”. I know it did that for me. Tons of research that went into this book. So many books, so many articles, and over the course of the tour, I’m going to share some of that research, and some of my sources with you. (Please be gentle—it was extremely difficult to condense all that info down to a reasonable sized blog post for each topic. I could have gone on ad nauseum—and honestly, some of the reading was nauseating.) One lucky winner will get to choose any one book from the ones I’ve highlighted through the tour, and I’ll send it to them. (Caveat: I won’t necessarily send the cheapest version of a book, but I do need to keep my pocketbook in mind. And some books may only be available used, or in electronic format. We’ll talk when you win.  )

Post 6 – Undercover Operations

The house across the road from my mother-in-law was for sale about a decade ago. A family moved in—mom, two kids. Pets. The father followed several months later.

At the time they purchased the house, the father was undercover for the RCMP, investigating a biker gang that had moved into Ontario. When he arrived, he still wore the appearance of the man he’d played: rough talk, rough walk, bearded and stern. He was friendly enough, but he never quite shook the aura of danger. They eventually moved away, I think because the neighborhood had trouble warming up to him.

Local forces don’t generally have the resources for long undercover assignments. Federal agencies, like the FBI or the RCMP, can run undercover investigations for years if necessary.

In an undercover investigation, the stakes can be very high, and the risks commensurate. Some agencies run operations using people local to the area, but the risk of an undercover identity being blown is much higher. Imagine sitting in a bar with the person you’re investigating, only to be greeted by your real name by your kid’s teacher, or your mechanic.

Federal investigations, with their longer time frames, often involve the investigator leaving behind all signs of their real life. They carry ID and credit cards belonging to their undercover identity, meet their supervisor rarely, and go into their jobs knowing that their back-up is not right behind them, but possibly hours away. They must shed their own mannerisms, and adopt those that will allow them to blend in with their target. They live away from their home, wear clothes that are not their own, and live a double life.

In Flesh Market, Leo’s undercover assignment goes from medium risk to high risk. He spends a year setting up an identity—doing small, semi-legal jobs, gradually making a name for himself on the wrong side of the law. Co-operation between agencies (don’t believe all those TV shows showing FBI and local law enforcement not getting along) solidifies his background. FBI agents in all their centers also make a practice of cultivating informants, who can often be convinced to do a favor for law enforcement—more background. And then he gets hired.

At that point, he goes from regular meetings with his supervisor (and the regulation every-six-months psychological evaluation), to having a bugged phone, and being followed on a regular basis. Then again, when he’s moved into the ‘procurement’ branch of the organization where he doesn’t even have the option of leaving to go to his rooming house, things gets even more awkward.

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About Flesh Market

27273838Special Agent Leo Gale is up a creek. A year and a half of deep cover is about to go up in flames. He needs help – something, someone to salvage the operation and save the lives of untold numbers of trafficked teenagers. 

But he isn’t expecting the partner they send, or his own gut-punch of a response to the man.

Julian worked hard for that FBI Honors Internship. It’s supposed to be a foot in the door. He’d never expected it to catapult him into the middle of a major undercover operation. Yet here he is, sleeping on a filthy mattress and using every trick in the book to avoid torture–and worse. He’s never felt so scared, or so alive, in his entire life, and he’s not sure if it’s the danger, or Leo, that’s making his heart race.

There’s no time to think about it, though. The operation is heating up, and Leo and Julian are running out of time and options. They must find a way to take the traffickers down, before Julian becomes just a set of organs on the flesh market.

Available at: Loose Id

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About Kate Lowell

Kate lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. She has one horse now, who still has medical issues, and three cats, all of which still have mental issues. She still refuses to get a dog, because who knows what would be wrong with it?

Kate loves to read and write. She also likes playing with computers and is going back to school to do a programming degree, just for giggles. Or the opportunity to take over the world. (Oh, who are we kidding? Think of all the work that would mean.) She also likes pictures of pretty men and keeps many of them on her computer. (The pictures, not the men.) She would dearly love a cabana boy to mow her lawn and maybe rub her shoulders after a long day of making men fall in love with each other, then cackling evilly and raining frustration and danger on them.

Find out more about Kate on her Facebook, Twitter and Website.

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As part of this blog tour, Kate is giving away an E-book copy of one of the recommended reads Kate used in her research for Flesh Market!! To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out JustJen’s review of Flesh Market to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Flesh Market by Kate Lowell

Reviewed by JustJen

27273838Title: Flesh Market
Author: Kate Lowell
Series: Bodies and Souls #1
Heroes: Leo/Julian
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length:  Novel
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Available at: Loose Id

Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Special Agent Leo Gale is up a creek. A year and a half of deep cover is about to go up in flames. He needs help – something, someone to salvage the operation and save the lives of untold numbers of trafficked teenagers.

But he wasn’t expecting the partner they sent, or his own gut-punch of a response to the man.

Julian worked hard for that FBI Honors Internship. It was supposed to be a foot in the door. He’d never expected it to catapult him into the middle of a major undercover operation. Yet here he is, sleeping on a filthy mattress and using every trick in the book to avoid torture–and worse. He’s never felt so scared, or so alive, in his entire life, and he’s not sure if it’s the danger, or Leo, that’s making his heart race.

There’s no time to think about it, though. The operation is heating up, and Leo and Julian are running out of time and options. As choices become more difficult, they must find a way to take the traffickers down, or risk becoming just another set of organs for sale.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Taste in Men by Douglas Black

Reviewed by Morgan

26804411Title: Taste in Men
Author: Douglas Black
Heroes: Taylor/Charles
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 152 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: September 21, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Taylor Dale is terrified of getting tied down. After years working a job he doesn’t like in a city he’s always wanted to leave, he is finally on the verge of starting over. He just has to make it through his two-week’s notice.

A team-building weekend throws a spanner in the works when Taylor meets Charles. Charles is definitely not Taylor’s type, but attraction sparks hard and fast between them. Against his better judgment Taylor decides there might not be any harm in a weekend of no-strings-attached fun.

But Taylor never was very lucky.

One night with Charles threatens to turn his world upside down, if Taylor is willing to let it. In a panic, Taylor pushes Charles away, but distance isn’t enough to stop him wanting the man. Soon, Taylor realizes he has to take a chance and see if there might be a future between him and Charles. But for that to happen he’s going to have to hope Charles will answer his call.
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Book Review: Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers by Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne

Guest Reviewed by Ami

27013555Title: Kanaan and Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers
Authors: Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne
Heroes: John Tilney/Lowell Kanaan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: Novel
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Available at:  Loose Id
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  John Tilney–praeternatural pyrokinetic and mystery author–has noticed the bottom dropping out of the market for his usual gothic fare, so he goes to Lowell Kanaan, PI, for a crash course in noir. Lowell, the cranky wolf-shifter detective, isn’t sure why he agrees to let John shadow him–though it might have something to do with John’s weirdly endearing honesty… and pretty lips. John thinks he’s found the perfect detective novel hero in Lowell, but it isn’t long before he realizes he doesn’t want Lowell for his book, but for himself.

As they become entangled in a supernatural whodunnit involving the Zombie Mafia, black market body parts, and shady insurance deals, their partnership grows closer–and hotter. But when it comes down to the wire, Lowell’s wolfy protective side threatens to drive John around the bend, or at least out of the office. Good thing John’s as much sunshine as he is fire; hopefully it’s enough to help them catch a murderer before they end up in literal pieces, too.
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Reckoning by Fyn Alexander

Reviewed by JustJen

26834548Title: Reckoning
Author: Fyn Alexander
Series: Angel and the Assassin #4
Heroes: Kael/Angel
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 287 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Kael Saunders, MI6 specialist operative and leather Daddy, has been living with Angel Button, his sub, for two years in a loving D/s relationship. Angel has been waiting for the time when he too can join MI6, knowing that his sniper skills make him a valuable asset to the organization. Kael loves to kill, it gives him an adrenalin rush, but Angel is certain his Daddy only eliminates those who pose a threat to national security, which is what Angel wants to do. Naive and idealistic, Angel wants to make the world a better place.


Angel’s beliefs are sorely tested a few days later, leaving him unsure if he wants to be an MI6 agent after all. When Kael is given an assignment in Cornwall, he takes Angel with him so they can have a weekend away. Angel finds out about the mission and the target and is left wondering if his Daddy is really the hero Angel thinks he is, placing their relationship in jeopardy.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Rainbow Over Cedarwood by Megan Slayer

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26254646Title: Rainbow Over Cedarwood
Author: Megan Slayer
Series: Single Father Society #3
Heroes: Ashley Willis/Colt Harrison
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 121 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: September 7, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The moment Ashley gave up looking for the right man, fate showed up in the form of restaurateur, Colt Harrison. Sexy never looked this good.

Ashley Willis didn’t think he was interested in joining the dating pool…that is until he catches a look at Colt. The sexy diner owner makes him hot all over and has him thinking all sorts of dirty thoughts. But Ashley has to worry about more than his sex drive–he’s a single dad. What goes on in his life affects his son. Will Ashley play it safe or find the love he deserves with Colt?

Colt’s been happily single for the last few years. He likes his complications to stay at the diner. Then he meets Ashley. The geeky art teacher is everything he’s dreamed of having in his bed. Will the fact that Ashley’s a single father be the deal-breaker or will the naysayers in Cedarwood break up this couple before they get a chance to find love?
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Book Review: Lost in the Fire by Draven St. James

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26796082Title: Lost in the Fire
Author: Draven St. James
Series: Firehouse Six #5
Heroes: Aaron Evans/Wren Tucker
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 178 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Aaron Evans embodies every complication Wren Tucker knows he doesn’t need. The tempting go-go dancer refuses to leave him alone and his attempts to get into Wren’s bunker pants don’t stop at the club–even the walls of the Firehouse aren’t safe. Wren’s control is only so strong, and his desire for Aaron is turning into a clawing need that’s digging through the many reasons keeping Aaron at bay.

Aaron is two cold showers away from hypothermia if the hot fireman of his dreams won’t give in to the lust he sees blazing in Wren’s eyes. The only issue is, Wren is a forever man, and Aaron doesn’t have that in him to give, not with so many secrets locked behind the glitter and gold of his beautiful world.

As Wren begins to cave to Aaron’s delicious demands, he gets a deeper view of the tarnished landscape Aaron exists in. A murky pit of drug addiction that’s slowly dragging Aaron under, and Wren is going to have to fight like hell to save Aaron from it, to even have a chance at a new beginning with the man who brought him out of the shadows.
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