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Book Review: Shift in Time by Mercy Celeste

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Shift in Time
Author: Mercy Celeste
Series: Out of Time #1
Heroes: Morgan Monstros/Fane Llewellyn
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 210 Pages
Publisher: MJC Press
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Available at: MJC Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: True love’s first kiss will not break a curse.

Everyone knows that. Even a Normal like Morgan Monstros knows that.

But Fane Llewellyn isn’t everyone. He’s like no one Morgan has ever met.

Small, fragile and fierce, Fane doesn’t remember who he is or where he came from. He remembers pain and loneliness. Decades of pain and loneliness. And Morgan Monstros. He could never forget Gan. Gan was his from the day he came to the island. And Fane would fight to the death to keep Morgan safe. Even if he has to fight the whole world to do it.

Take one powerless witch, a sassy Siamese familiar, a panther shifter with amnesia, a meddling wolf clan, and a coven of witches hell bent on war, swirl all together and you get the perfect spell for all out mayhem…..oh yeah and there’s chocolate cake too.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Tempted from the Oak by Rory Ni Coileain

Reviewed by Susan65

Tempted from the OakTitle: Tempted from the Oak
Author: Rory Ni Coileain
Heroes: Gavin and Tearlach
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 75 Pages
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Release Date: March 28, 2014
Available at: Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble 
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: With his blue eyes and heart-melting smile, Gavin could have been made to order to entice Tearlach, a lonely tree spirit. But the human has been enticed—stolen from snow-buried Minneapolis to the Scottish Highlands by Tearlach’s darag, the ancient oak tree of which he is the living spirit.

Tearlach is trapped within the darag by the terrible memory of his own death—hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago, but as recent to him as his last heartbeat. And if desire for the handsome human fails to tempt him out, spirit and oak are both doomed.

Gavin is more than willing to be Tearlach’s temptation. But Gavin has a history of his own—a hopeless dream, one impossible relationship after another. Surely a perfect lover, a sensual tree spirit living in the shadow of a holy mountain half a world away, is another unattainable dream. Can he expect Tearlach to trust his heart when he doesn’t trust it himself? Continue reading

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Dirty Ross by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Reviewed by Susan65

Dirty Ross (Assassin/Shifter, #22)Title: Dirty Ross
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Series: Assassin-Shifter #22
Heroes: Ross Collins and Cole Ryker
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 282 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Cole Ryker has been a man on a mission since the second he laid eyes on tall, dark and dirty-talking Ross Collins. That mission? To get the macho Delta Force soldier into his bed and out of his head, putting an end to his obsession. When Ross finally agrees to a date, Cole is overjoyed – and, frankly, rather surprised. Ross is like no man he’s ever met. When one date leads to another and another, the men struggle to sort out their feelings.

Ross Collins is in full command of everything in his life. When Cole Ryker hits on him – and keeps hitting on him – something in Ross is drawn to the confident firefighter and the uncertainty that comes with letting someone else take the lead. Time with Cole is intoxicating, unlike anything Ross could have imagined. He’s falling fast and Cole is right there with him.

But everyone has secrets, don’t they? Ross is hiding the fact that he’s a werewolf, and Cole is terrified his own past relationship will ruin any chance he has of finding happiness with Ross. There’s also the matter of a man from Ross’ past who’s pretty determined to stake his own claim on the soldier.

Truths explode as quickly and terrifying as a five-alarm fire, putting relationships in jeopardy and loved ones in danger. Is there an escape or will their love turn to ashes?

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: For the Bite of It by Viki Lyn & Vina Grey

Reviewed by Susan65

For the Bite of ItTitle: For the Bite of It
Author: Viki Lyn and Vina Grey
Series: Orbus Arcana #1
Heroes: Vincent Kamateros and John Reeder
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 181 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: Re-released March 20, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Re-released with additional ending.

A vampire, a cupcake, plus one sexy cop, is a recipe for trouble.

VINCENT KAMATEROS is an exiled vampire making a routine living as the owner of a cupcake bakery in Arizona. Until a car with a dead driver crashes through the wall of his shop, bringing after it, All-American, closeted cop, JOHN REEDER. Smitten the instant he sees John, but bound to silence by the Vampire High Council, he can never reveal his true self to John.

John Reeder can’t control his attraction to the sexy Italian baker. But as addictive as the sex is, John can’t overcome his fear of rejection for being gay, and open his heart to a man with so many secrets.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Blood & Stone by Hank Edwards

Reviewed by Susan65

Blood & StoneTitle: Blood & Stone
Author: Hank Edwards
Series: Venom Valley #3
Heroes: Dexter “Dex” Wells and Josh Stanton
Genre: M/M Historical/Horror/Paranormal
Length: 227 Pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Release Date: March 5, 2014
Available at: Wilde City Press
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Blurb: Josh Stanton’s mother has been held prisoner by the vampire Balthazar for fifteen years. As Balthazar has turned the residents of Belkin’s Pass into vampires under his control, Josh, his lover Dex, former saloon girl Glory, and US Army Sergeant Walker Maxwell fight to contain the undead uprising.

As Josh struggles to control his power to raise the dead, the group is pursued to the abandoned Fort Emmerick. There they make plans to take the battle to Balthazar’s cave, uncertain if all of them will live to see the light of day once again.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifter Week Review: Burning Bright by Rachel Wilder & A. Catherine Noon

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Burning Bright
Author: Rachel Wilder & A. Catherine Noon
Series: Chicagoland Shifters #1
Heroes: Sasha Soskoff and Neal Harrison
Genre: M/M/M/M Paranormal
Length: 266 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Sasha Soskoff has two reasons for moving to Chicago: secure a tenured position in veterinary research medicine, and widen his horizons. After a night at the city s hottest new club, though, a wrong turn down a dark alley narrows his focus to surviving three muggers. As consciousness fades, he catches a glimpse of his rescuer, whose mere appearance is enough to chase the attackers off.

Neal Harrison doesn t often have to call on his skills as an ex-Marine to maintain control at his club. But with Sasha, he can t seem to keep his hands to himself. Yet there s danger in allowing any close relationships, particularly with a naive young newcomer. The safety of his business depends on the iron-clad secret he and his ex-Marine buddies all hide.

While Neal seems happy to satisfy Sasha s insatiable curiosity about the erotic scenes played out in the club s private rooms, Sasha senses his new lover is holding something back.

When the truth claws its way out amid a night of tribal blood and violence, Neal discovers his lover has a secret of his own. And that the forces arrayed against them all could make a mugging look like a walk in the park

Warning: Contains explicit, adult situations: male on male, more males on several more males, no-holds-barred erotic scenes, no-claws-barred violence, and love forged in the heat of desire Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2011, Susan65's Reviews, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Justice for Skylar by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Reviewed by Susan65

Title:  Justice for Skylar
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Series: The 12 Olympians #1
Heroes: Justice Salvatore & Skylar Foxx
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 251 pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: December 24, 2013
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Skylar Foxx has been on his own for years, ever since he had been kicked out of his home just shy of turning sixteen. He worked the streets for food and warmth, certain that one day his life would take a better path. That day arrived in the form of a flyer smacking him in the face after enduring a particularly rough trick. Walking through the front door of the Pride safe house became the best decision Skylar ever made. He began a new life with help from billionaire businessman Caden Fournier, his husband, Kellan, and their outreach center associates. That life also included a handsome, six-foot-two Italian who looked mighty fine astride a Harley. After a tense introduction, Skylar discovered Justice Salvatore was unlike any man he’d ever met. He’s about to find out just how different Justice is. The two grow closer as Skylar struggles with his own weird… ability. Just when he dares to dream of a happy ending, his past explodes into his present and threatens to destroy everything.

Justice Salvatore has only been in love once, with the beautiful daughter of his werewolf pack’s beta. She was human, however, and Justice stayed away to protect her — only to mourn her death from a rogue attack. Skylar Foxx is stunning, but Justice is swept away by his incredible voice. Smitten on the spot, he sets his sights on getting to know the skittish young man. Bad things are happening to Skylar as they grow close, and Justice will do everything in his power to protect him. A terrifying secret shakes Justice to his core, and he is forced to decide whether someone close to him will live or die. After the hell Skylar has been through, Justice makes the only choice.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2013, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment