Posts Tagged With: Siren-Bookstrand

Book Review: Beauty & the Vet by Kitt Cassidy

Reviewed by Nikyta

23197027Title: Beauty & the Vet
Author: Kitt Cassidy
Hero/Heroine: Alan & Hannah
Genre: M/F Contemporary
Length: 64 pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Release Date: September 18, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: For the past three years, Dr. Alan Booth has been watching his office manager Hannah Owens, wishing he was able to find a way to tell her how he feels about her. Fear of rejection and risking their friendship has kept him quiet. That is, until he overhears one very naughty phone call.

Hannah has been in love with her boss for years. The quiet doctor who takes care of his mother and is so good with the animals in his care has had her melting since day one, but issues with her curvy body keep her blind to Alan’s gentle advances. Tired of her sister’s constant moping, Candice Owens hatches a crazed plan to get the two love birds together if it kills them. When their plans are overheard by the good doctor himself it’s a race to see who comes out on top, the Beauty or the Vet.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Trust by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Trust
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: The Angel Pack #4
Heroes: Raith Angel/Aaron Collins
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 188 Pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Release Date: December 24, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When Raith Angel, beta for the Angel Pack, returns home to find his mate standing in his kitchen he can’t believe his luck. But then the ocelot shifter, Dr. Aaron Collins, opens his mouth and all he ends up doing is insulting his mate. Aaron is a genius and he knows it. The arrogant doctor angers Raith and the two clash from the start. As they get to know each other they realize they do have one thing in common.

One night they go to a BDSM club to explore their common interest when they stumble upon a human submissive who is being treated poorly be his Dom. They realize that the cute human is their third mate, Rory Franklin. But Rory’s Dom won’t let him go that easily. When Raith returns home, close to death after confronting the Dom, Rory runs away to keep his mates safe. It is up to Aaron to save Raith, so Raith can save Rory in time. Or will Aaron lose them both?
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Saints United by Rhiannon Ayers

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Saints United
Author: Rhiannon Ayers
Series: For Love of Authority #3
Heroes: Ryder/Lyss/AJ
Genre: MMF Contemporary
Length: 106,811 words
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Release Date: December 31, 2014
Available at: Siren-Bookstrand
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Andre “AJ” Johannes fell in love with his college roommate—he just didn’t realize it until it was too late. After spending one unforgettable night in Ryder St. Claire’s arms, fate forced them apart. But Ryder still haunts his dreams, and AJ’s always wondered what might have been.

Eight years later, AJ is starting over. New job, new city, new life—and all of it without his wife and son. Marian divorced him and took sole custody, leaving AJ to wonder if the rest of his life will end up as useless as his shattered marriage.

Little does AJ know he’s got a couple of Saints looking out for him. Ryder St. Claire married Lyss three years ago, and the two of them have been searching for their third— the man who will offer his submission and give them everything they cannot give each other. But can they overcome years of emotional abuse to convince AJ he deserves to be happy?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Truth by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Truth
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: The Angel Pack #3
Heroes: Sebastian/Storm/Noah
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 165 Pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Release Date: 2014
Available at: Siren Bookstrand
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When Sebastian Angel moves to Napa to be with his mate Storm Winthrope, he never expects to find his third mate so soon. But their blue-haired fae mate, Noah, is being held captive by an evil master. When Sebastian searches a nearby vineyard for Noah, he senses great evil all around. The more Sebastian visits the vineyard the more he changes. He starts to see things that aren’t real.

An experience from Storm’s past makes him want things he doesn’t think he should want as leader of his pride. In lying to Sebastian and denying his true desires, he may push Sebastian away for good.

Noah is afraid of being with his mates because of the things he experienced at the hands of his master, but he wants to trust his mates with his heart and body.

Can these three learn to trust each other and give each what the others need? Or are they doomed from the start?
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Book Review: Secrets by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Secrets
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: The Angel Pack #2
Heroes: Gabriel/Taylor
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 164 Pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Release Date: September 10, 2014
Available at: Siren-Bookstrand, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Secrets from Gabriel’s past haunt him and hold him back from claiming his mate. His internal struggle has always caused him to keep to himself. But this struggle is giving Taylor mixed signals, and a whole lot of pain. Gabriel won’t tell Taylor that they are mates, but he doesn’t know that Taylor already knows.

The pain from his mate’s rejection causes Taylor to spin out of control and in return he lashes out at everyone, including his best friend Jesse.

Taylor holds a big secret that he tries to deal with alone. With new friends, late night parties and a lot of alcohol, he decides to leave the pack, Jesse, and Gabriel behind to keep his secret hidden. But by keeping his secret from the ones he loves, it will cause them to lose him forever.

Can Gabriel face his demons in time to save Taylor? Or will he be too late and spend eternity alone?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Loving Sarah by Julie Shelton

Guest Reviewed by Kristy

1Title: Loving Sarah
Author: Julie Shelton
Heroine/Heroes: Sarah Marshall/Jesse Colter/Adam Sinclair
Genre: M/F/M Contemporary
Length: 291 Pages
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Release Date: November 28, 2012
Available at: Siren Bookstrand, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Eight years ago Jesse Colter fled his small town, leaving behind eighteen-year-old Sarah Marshall. Now a retired Navy SEAL, he’s back and he wants only one thing—Sarah Marshall—bound, naked, and kneeling before him.

Sarah has never forgotten Jesse, the object of all her sexual fantasies since she was fifteen, as well as the star of nightly dreams that have become increasingly erotic over the years. So when he suddenly reappears in her life, she warily agrees to let him introduce her to his world—the world of BDSM. When he also introduces her to his best friend, Adam Sinclair, Sarah faces the challenge of submitting to two powerful, Dominant men.

But Sarah has an even bigger challenge. A stalker. Someone from her past, determined to destroy any chance she has at happiness. Can Adam and Jesse love and protect her? Or will her world explode in betrayal and violence that will destroy them all?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Accepting His Wolf by Sunny Day

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Accepting His Wolf
Author: Sunny Day
Heroes: Nathaniel/Rio
Genre: M/M Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Paranormal
Length: 156 Pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Release Date: July 9, 2014
Available at: Siren-Bookstrand, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Not even Legion, the force which helped expel the aliens that invaded their world decades ago, is immune to the rift between humans and shifters. When hostilities between the two factions escalate to a point of crisis in Legion station Boer, Legion decides to put a stop to mutual mistrust. They send in a new station commander and name a shifter as his deputy.

Neither Nathaniel nor Rio are supporters of this plan, but both know it has to be done. They aren’t expecting the attraction that flares between them, and soon they are involved in a relationship. All around them tensions are mounting as friends and enemies alike pursue their own agenda. Between violent attacks and sly political maneuvering, it’s hard to stay together. Then Nathaniel’s past rears its ugly head, threatening to destroy everything Nathaniel holds dear. When a cunning enemy makes his move, they have to stand united or lose everything.
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Honorary Blogger Angelique Voisen: On Cross-Genres and Writing Erotic Romances + Giveaway!

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On Cross-Genres and Writing Erotic Romances

by Angelique Voisen

Firstly, I’d like to thank The Blogger Girls for giving me the opportunity to do a guest post. Today, I’d like to talk about writing cross-genres and my recent release, Taming Icarus.

One of my close friends asked me recently why I’ve shifted my focus from writing dark fiction to writing smut, a.k.a erotic romance. My answer was pretty simple- writing erotic romances gives me the freedom to experiment with sub-genres, a freedom I won’t be able to do elsewhere. Also, putting aside some time at the end of the day to write romantic stories with happy endings is a relaxing experience after a stressful day at work.

They make me happy, like sugar-free donuts (I’m a type-2 diabetic).

Here’s a little interesting bit about myself. I’m from Singapore and I grew up with a strict Catholic upbringing. This is probably why I get a sadistic kick telling people I write erotic romance in my free time. Sadly, I’ve given up long ago trying to explain what’s the difference between erotic romance and erotica.

My background also explains why I can’t stick to a particular genre or specialize in one. After I’ve published my first erotic romance, Taming Icarus (The Spectrum, #1), in June, I’ve since experimented with a number of LGBTQ pairings and sub-genres, including erotic sci-fi and steampunk romance.

I’m still getting a hang of my new surroundings and I admit my writing isn’t as refined as I’d like it to be, but I’m not discouraged by rejections or negative reviews. I’ll keep on writing as long as there are people willing to read my work. Jumping from writing dark fiction to erotic romance has been a constant eye-opener, but some of the same rules still apply.

Researching the market and knowing the genre is a given must, at the same time, I occasionally need to remind myself why I started writing erotic romances in the first place. Simply because I enjoy writing and sharing my stories.

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About Taming Icarus

iIn the alternative world of New Furor, there are the rubes and the Spectrum Wielders, gifted men and women capable of wielding great magic with jewels. Chris Skinner, Icarus, unfortunately belongs to a Spectrum class born and bred for service. She also belongs to an abusive Spectrum Wielder who would do anything to avenge her dead sister, even if it destroys Chris and herself in the process.

Chris’s owner leaves a reckless trail of vengeance, triggering a confrontation with two of the city’s powerful enforcers. Gus Terrel and Iris Donovan are unlike any Spectrum Wielders Chris has ever met. They only have one interest, and it’s not taking Chris’s owner into custody. They want Chris badly, but Chris mistrusts their intentions. Why anyone would want second-hand property is beyond her.

Acquiring their third is harder than Gus and Iris ever imagined, but they would do whatever it takes to make Chris exclusively theirs…no matter the cost.

Available at: Siren Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo

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About Angelique Voisen

Angelique Voisen writes LGBTQ erotic romances and likes experimenting with different sub-genres. Her stories are often set in exotic settings and may include blades, fangs, kinky magic systems and happily-ever-afters.

Angel is a recovering red bull addict, an alt rock fan, a keto advocate and currently lives in Singapore with her carnivorous pet plants.

You can reach Angelique on her Blog, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

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Angelique has kindly offered up an eBook copy of Taming Icarus to one lucky winner!! 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 Candace’s review of Taming Icarus to see what she thought of it!

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Honorary Blogger Joy Lynn Fielding: Don’t Mind Me – I’m Just the Writer + Giveaway!

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Don’t Mind Me – I’m Just the Writer

by Joy Lynn Fielding

A year ago, I was asked if there were any genres I wouldn’t write.  I opened my mouth to say “Paranormal”, but before the words escaped, I thought better of it.  I didn’t want to hold myself hostage to fortune even though I knew I’d never write paranormal.

So how is it that, a year later, I’m five books into a paranormal series?  All I know is that I was in the shower one day and this shifter pack came to life in my head.  I wasn’t even thinking about shifters, just musing on the fact I needed to buy more shower gel before too much longer, and there they were – most of them fully formed, and each with a story to tell.

The Elk Ridge pack has turned out to be a rowdy, demanding bunch.  I suspect part of that is generic to shifters, as one of the things that Dave notes in Riding the Whirlwind is how shifters tend to buy into a macho culture.  His theory is that it’s because the territorial nature in their wolves is never far from the surface.  I agree with him, but would also add in the whole alpha concept, with its veneration of power.  As well as being rowdy and assertive, this lot also love the limelight.  I’ll be writing another character’s story and, before I know it, half of them have turned up in cameo appearances.

I mentioned that they’re demanding – Riding the Whirlwind is a direct result of that. When I started the series, I didn’t intend to write this book. I knew roughly what happened between Christian and Dave in their trip to New Mexico and thought I could cover it in a few lines in the last book. Big mistake. Christian was adamant that if everyone else was getting their own book, he needed one too.

Despite getting his own way, the stubborn cuss proved to be my most difficult character to date to write. I think it’s because he and I are so different in temperament – he’s short-tempered, aggressive, and confrontational. But no matter how much I wanted to wring his neck at times, he was right – he and Dave did need to tell their story. Had I stuck with my original plan of summarising the contents of the book in a few lines, they wouldn’t have reached the same emotional outcome they do when we actually see them go through the events. I also discovered things about them I didn’t know before I started it, like Christian’s less than flattering views on Canadian whiskey and quite how deep Dave’s mystical beliefs go.

Don’t tell any of them I said this, but it seems that sometimes the characters do know best!

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About Riding the Whirlwind

Riding the Whirlwind (Strength of the Pack, #5)Five years undone in just five days. 

Dave Mitchell and Christian Taylor are on a mission from their alpha—to discover what happened to a pack of Argent shifters thirteen years ago. Away from their pack and out of their usual routine, they find underlying tensions in their relationship coming to the surface. 

When their investigation leads them to the resident pack, Christian seeks respite from his demons by throwing himself eagerly into the cage-fighting ring the pack runs. He knows Dave hates him to fight, but he also knows Dave will understand. Dave always understands. 

But when Dave meets a kindred spirit among the pack members, all Christian’s certainties come crashing down around him. It becomes clear that their relationship might not survive this. And when things between them reach crisis point and the local pack gets involved, it may prove to be the death of more than just their relationship.

Available at: Siren BookstrandAmazon & Kobo

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About Joy Lynn Fielding

Joy Lynn Fielding is a sucker for happy endings. She believes, however, that if characters don’t suffer along the way, they won’t fully appreciate being happy. Not all of her characters thank her for this viewpoint, but what do they know?

Joy lives in a small English market town, but also inhabits a number of fictional worlds at any one time, reflecting what she’s writing and what she’s reading. She has a tendency to share enthusiastically the latest fascinating facts she’s stumbled across in her research for books with anyone who will listen. Thankfully she has a very patient Labrador, who has a gift for looking as though he’s interested in what she’s saying while he waits for the food to arrive.

You can find out more about Joy on her Blog or Facebook.

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Joy is giving away an eBook copy of Riding the Whirlwind to one luck winner! The giveaway starts now and ends September 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. 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, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Riding the Whirlwind to see what she thought of it!

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Book Review: Riding the Whirlwind by Joy Lynn Fielding

Reviewed by Nikyta

Riding the Whirlwind (Strength of the Pack, #5)Title: Riding the Whirlwind
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Series: Strength of the Pack #5
Heroes: Dave Mitchell/Christian Taylor
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 141 Pages
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Available at: Siren Bookstrand and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Five years undone in just five days.

Dave Mitchell and Christian Taylor are on a mission from their alpha—to discover what happened to a pack of Argent shifters thirteen years ago. Away from their pack and out of their usual routine, they find underlying tensions in their relationship coming to the surface.

When their investigation leads them to the resident pack, Christian seeks respite from his demons by throwing himself eagerly into the cage-fighting ring the pack runs. He knows Dave hates him to fight, but he also knows Dave will understand. Dave always understands.

But when Dave meets a kindred spirit among the pack members, all Christian’s certainties come crashing down around him. It becomes clear that their relationship might not survive this. And when things between them reach crisis point and the local pack gets involved, it may prove to be the death of more than just their relationship.
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