Posts Tagged With: Mary Calmes

Book Review: A Day Makes by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: A Day Makes
Author: Mary Calmes
Heroes: Ceaton & Brinley
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer has killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways—he stashed the last two bodies in a toolshed belonging to a sweetheart marine researcher in an idyllic island community—but he’s really not such a bad guy. Over time he’s found a home of sorts, and he even learns he’s found a place in the hearts of the people he works with… at least enough so that they won’t put a bullet in his head because he’s outlived his usefulness to the boss.

But he never thought he’d find one day could change his life, and he’s about to discover how wrong he is.

Because in a single day, he meets the man who looks to be the one, the love of his life. It’s an improbable idea—a man who deals in death finding love—but it’s like it’s meant to be. That single day gets weirder and troubles pile up, forcing Ceaton to take a hard look at his dreary life and accept that one day can change everything, especially himself. His future might be brighter than he expects—if he can stay alive long enough to find out.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Chosen Pride by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

chosen-prideTitle: Chosen Pride
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: L’Ange #3
Heroes: Jon & Kelvin
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 26, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Jon Slade finally met his mate, but instead of it being the happiest day of his life, it became the saddest when wolf shifter Kelvin MacCurdy chose his obligations over their fated bond, leaving Jon to pick up the pieces of his shattered dreams. Lucky for him, Roman Howell, his boss and the owner of L’Ange, saw promise in the forlorn lion and put him to work so he wouldn’t have time to sit around and lick his wounds while he waited for his wounded spirit to heal.

Then the wolves make an official visit to L’Ange, and Jon finds out Kelvin’s pining for him is taking its toll on his position as the king’s champion. Though Kelvin’s training and the expectations of others steer him toward an intended mate, Jon has an unbreakable hold on his heart, and it’s no longer possible for Kelvin to keep himself from where he truly belongs.

But the conclave brings more than Kelvin to the château. It also brings a challenge to jackal alpha Quade Danas, a threat that Quade and Roman, Arman and Linus, and Jon and Kelvin may have to fight in order to keep L’Ange’s family intact. Jon never wanted to lead a pride, but the loyalty and devotion to one is ingrained in him. Kelvin was raised to punish anyone who questioned his king, but the calling to protect others runs through his veins just as deeply. To come out on the other side of the battle together, Jon and Kelvin will have to hold the darkness of solitary pride and broken hearts at bay—and find strength in belonging to something bigger than themselves.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: When the Dust Settles by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

32333563Title: When the Dust Settles
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Timing #3
Heroes: Glenn & Mac
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 107 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on, to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.

Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, 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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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: The Servant by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Morgan 

29550327Title: The Servant
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Greg Trempblay
Heroes: Daemon/Ehron
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 5 Hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: After saving his younger brother’s child, Daemon Shar is cursed by a witch and runs far from home, a stray who will seemingly never be anything more. But destiny is hard to outrun, even for a man who is now more cat than man beneath his robes and cowl. A chance battlefield meeting between he and Ehron, a foreign lord, gives him purpose amidst the darkness of his accursed life. Soon Daemon finds that his true nature cannot be corrupted no matter the form he inhabits.

As Ehron’s consul, Daemon plots and plans to shape his new lord’s future so that he may leave it blessed when he runs away yet again. But he never counted on his soul hungering for Ehron’s brother Gareth or for his past to catch him by the tail at last.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Lay It Down by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

LayItDownTitle: Lay It Down
Author: Mary Calmes
Heroes: Hudson/Barber
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 126 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 16, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Paradise can be hell.

Most people would say being stranded in the villa of Spanish shipping magnate Miguel García Arquero on the beautiful isle of Ibiza wasn’t such a bad deal. But Hudson Barber isn’t one of them. To him, being stuck without a passport in a foreign country far from home is a nightmare, made worse by the fact that the person who did the stranding was his flighty twin brother.

Unwilling to turn Dalvon in for identity theft, Hudson is forced to wait, but meanwhile he discovers the chance to rehabilitate Miguel’s failing local businesses—enterprises left to Dalvon’s inexperienced care. The flagging ventures are a badly wrapped gift from heaven, and if Hudson can turn them around, he might be able to leverage the experience to finish his MBA.

Then Miguel returns to Ibiza, and instead of finding a boy toy, he discovers Hudson has turned his cold villa into a warm, welcoming home. Miguel’s path is clear: convince Hudson to lay down his defenses and let love in.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Romanus by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Morgan 

8349820Title: Romanus
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Midsummer’s Nightmare
Heroes: Mason James/Luc Toussaint
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 70 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 27, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is intoxicated at first sight… and even the secret Luc protects won’t be enough to keep Mason away from the truth of his heritage and their love.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Audio Review: Fit to be Tied by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Morgan 

28116297Title: Fit to be Tied
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Tristan James
Series: Marshals #2
Heroes: Miro Jones/Ian Doyle
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 hours, 43 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 6, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Deputy US Marshals Miro Jones and Ian Doyle are now partners on and off the job: Miro’s calm professionalism provides an ideal balance to Ian’s passion and quick temper. In a job where one misstep can be the difference between life and death, trust means everything. But every relationship has growing pains, and sometimes Miro stews about where he stands with his fiery lover. Could the heartstrings that so recently tied them together be in danger of unraveling?

Those new bonds are constantly challenged by family intrusions, well-intentioned friends, their personal insecurities, and their dangerous careers—including a trial by fire when an old case of Miro’s comes back to haunt them. It might just be enough to make Ian rethink his decision to let himself be tied down, and Miro can only hope the links they’ve forged will be strong enough to hold.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Sleeping ’til Sunrise by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Morgan 

27844573Title: Sleeping ’til Sunrise
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Mangrove Stories #5
Heroes: Essien Dodd/Roark Hammond
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 90 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 16, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Everyone in Mangrove, Florida, knows Fire Chief Essien Dodd is a saint. He took care of his ex-wife until she died, is raising his teenage daughter alone, and is the kind of man who pulls kittens from trees. All in all, the man’s a catch. But Roark Hammond has sworn off getting involved with a man who’s been hurt before because he can’t guarantee he won’t hurt his prospective love again. If only he could get Essien out of his mind long enough to focus on anyone, or anything, else.

Strong emotions are in play. Essien is lonely but determined to focus on Ivy; Ivy wants her father to have a new life so much that, to his horror, she’s trying to find him a man; and Roark is so scared of the present and past, he won’t allow himself to commit. To have any chance of sleeping ’til sunrise and greeting each new day together, Essien and Roark will have to rethink how they’re living their lives and focus on what’s most important.
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Book Review: Easy Evenings by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

EasyEveningsTitle: Easy Evenings
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Mangrove Stories #4
Heroes: Laz & Britton
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 77 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 18, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Lazlo Maguire doesn’t do relationships—he does transactions. Six months of the year, he’s an expensive rent boy in Manhattan, and he moves so fast that settling down could not, would not, ever enter his mind… except for once. Britton Lassiter he meets man to man, not as hustler and mark, and it’s too good to be true when the lawyer wants to keep Lazlo even if he has to share him with the job.

But Lazlo has his reasons to walk away from the man he’s grown to love. The other six months of the year, he is laid-back Laz, a shopkeeper in the sleepy coastal town of Mangrove, Florida, where the artist he never allows himself to be in the Big Apple shines through. He lives for his time by the ocean, the place he hides his secrets and nurses his broken heart.

Then fate intervenes, and Laz gets the surprise of his life when he spies Britton in Mangrove—but it’s not meant to be… not until Britton sees the change in him and wants to be a part of Laz’s new life so that every evening can be easy… together. Hopefully the secrets that tore them apart won’t come back to haunt them.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment