September 11th, 2014

The Bad Wolf by Meredith Russell

The Bad Wolf by Meredith Russell
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M
Length: 157 pages

Summary:

The journey to become a better man isn’t easy, especially when there’s something worth fighting for.

Evan has been alone since Kaine’s death, moving from place to place, and for the most part, keeping to himself. He never expected to cross paths with Mason and Niall again. When he gets caught up in something bigger than himself, he is left injured, scared, and with nowhere else to turn.

Michael is like no wolf Evan has ever met before. Born a werewolf, Michael is stronger and faster, but has yet to truly tap into his abilities. Taken in by Mason and Niall, Michael struggles to come to terms with the horrific events in his past and the loss of his family. In Evan, Michael finds an unexpected focus. And despite warnings of Evan’s own dark past, Michael finds Evan to be someone worth fighting for, and someone who can help him understand exactly what he is capable of.

Evelise’s Review:

The Bad Wolf, The Lone Wolves Trilogy #2 by Meredith Russell was an interesting mesh of wolf, hunter and human. The story dealt with the relationship of made wolves Evan and Mason and their lives after the death of the treacherous alpha, Kaine. Mason and Niall have found peace and harmony in their lives as a loving couple. Together they help heal born-wolf Michael, a young man with a dark past and deep-seeded issues.

Evan, alone, found himself attacked and in need of refuge. His seeking landed him at the doorstep of Niall and Mason, and none of them too pleased. Michael and Evan discovered a unique bond between them, which raised more questions than gave answers.

Ms. Russell delivered a tale of sentiment and a journey of discovery. Both Michael and Evan must come to terms with the life they are to lead and must find a way to coexist with each other, as well as Mason and Niall in their make shift pack.

The story moved along and gave more incite to the psyche of the wolves created by Meredith Russell. The wolves retain an air of darkness, even with their mates, thus allowing them to be a true beast when in wolf form.

This reviewer is a fan of Ms. Russell and all her works and I look forward to the next tale in the trilogy.

Rated 3.5 Delightful Divas by Evelise!

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September 11th, 2014

The Wolf’s Healing Touch by Charlie Richards

The Wolf’s Healing Touch by Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M
Length: 112 pages

Summary:

Out of the Cage: Sometimes a healing touch comes from a predator.

Having been raised by his puma shifter godfather, Edwin Aldridge has always known that paranormal creatures exist. Edwin works as a genetic engineer, attempting to apply a shifter’s healing abilities to humans. When Edwin learns that another scientist has done something similar, he looks forward to reviewing his work. Edwin quickly becomes infatuated with Byron, the wolf shifter who delivers the information. Remembering his godfather’s stories, Edwin realizes the wolf shifter is his mate. Unfortunately, once Byron learns about Edwin’s research, the wolf shifter rejects him.

When Byron Ziegler scents Edwin, he knows the skinny government agent is his mate. He plans to pursue him, eager to learn everything about the human so they can build a life together. Then Byron learns that Edwin is a scientist working on shifter DNA. He’s devastated and turns his back on the human. While Byron regrets the decision, how can he bond with a man that wants to do the same thing as the people his pack spent years tracking down and stopping?
Will the mate-pull be enough to help them find common ground?

Evelise’s Review:

The Wolf’s Healing Touch by Charlie Richards, another installment of The Wolves of Stone Ridge was told through the eyes of a human scientist, rather than a shifter. Although the human was a mate to a shifter, the perspective switch was interesting.

Byron was part of the pack and along with other member’s was tasked to deliver a scientist who had been experimenting on shifters. Edwin, a human scientist, knew about shifters from his godfather (a shifter) and had been contracted to find the secret to helping humans heal utilizing shifter blood.

I enjoyed both characters, since I am fond of the series, but found Edwin slightly whiny. I’m also not sure why the book was titled as it was since the wolf really didn’t heal anyone. Yes, Edwin discovered he was inadvertently experimenting on shifters and was extremely upset, but I felt an integral part of the story was glossed over.

On a high note, Jared was one of my favorite characters from previous books and he made numerous appearances in The Wolf’s Healing Touch.

Rated 3 Delightful Divas by Evelise!

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September 11th, 2014

Bedtime Stories (Collection) by Shelby Morgen

Bedtime Stories (Collection) by Shelby Morgen
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: 155 pages

Summary:

Bedtime Stories’ webmaster Carter Roth has two great passions: his work, and his lover, Brody Mann. So when he learns someone’s hacked into his precious website, Carter is determined to track down the culprit and make him pay! Editor Claire Casson is on the run. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is the complication of an alpha dragon capable of setting her blood on fire.

Jean-Paul, incubus editor, has been assigned a new author. Dominick may be a fantastic author, but when he gets aroused, he turns into a real ogre… When review coordinator Pixie calls reviewer B.J. Smith into the office to discuss a bad review, she finds out “she” is two males. Very drool-worthy males. Callie, the Bedtime Stories mascot, is about to get all the loving she can handle… if she can just shut up. Brad, the warehouse manager, revisits the past with a steamy confrontation with the man who broke his heart twenty years earlier.

Bedtime Stories in no way represents any actual publishing company. Any resemblance to the staff and authors of Changeling Press is purely coincidental.

That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

This collection contains the previously released Bedtime Stories titles:

Troll’s Blog by Shelby Morgen
Beyond Boundaries by Hunter Raines
Kiss of Fire by B.J. McCall
Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin
Pixie’s Playmate by Anne Kane
Shut Up! by Marteeka Karland
Raising Caine by Reneé George

Dakota’s Review:

What can I say about this delightful little collection? Well quite a bit. The novellas/short stories in Bedtime Stories lived up to their name. Since this is a collection, below I’ve given a brief review of each story.

Troll’s Blog by Ms. Shelby Morgen : This story is the one that starts it all. I loved not only Sam (our hunky cop disguised as a Bad Boy Biker), but also Maddie aka the Troll. This short had everything from fast bikes to fantasies. And the sex was sizzling hot with a little bit of voyeurism thrown in on the side. Ms. Morgen did a wonderful job kicking off the collection.

Beyond Boundaries by Hunter Raines: Dear Lord! Want to talk about hot? I can’t think of anything much hotter than a sexy Special Forces Agent/Hacker challenging his vampire lover to loosen up a bit and let the vamp come out to play. The tension in this story was nearly as delicious as the sex. All I can say is that Brody is definitely more courageous than I am. But then again he’s determined to get his man. Ms Raines concocted a story that left me breathless.

Kiss of Fire by B.J. McCall: Ooooh! Yum, can we say dragon shifters? I love em, love em, love em. Ms McCall’s contribution to this collection was more than delicious. Her heroine, the sexy Claire was more than an ample challenge for her soon-to-be mate, Jonas. Add into the mix an unknown stalker and you have a tantalizing little read. A very well done shifter story. :D

Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin: Le Sigh….Ms. Austin’s contribution is both sexy as hell and a tear jerker all in one. How she did it? I’m not entirely sure, but who couldn’t help but feel for Dominic (the ogre but no ogre) and Jean-Paul, a cursed incubus. Both characters pulled on my heartstrings even as the sex between them had me panting. Kudos to Ms. Austin for writing such a gem of a tale.

Pixie’s Playmate by Anne Kane: OMG times three. That’s what Ms. Kane’s sweet little short is. Whew! I could only wish I had Pixie’s luck when it came to reviewers. Not only are Jake and Bill hunky, they have a sexual imagination that would put the Kama Sutra to shame and aren’t afraid to share it. This story had me looking for a tall drink of something cold before I self-combusted!

Shut Up! by Marteeka Karland: What a cute edition to this collection. Ms. Karland stretched the boundaries with her sassy little tale of a kitty shifter and a reject character looking for someone who will accept them as they are. So if you love sarcasm and steamy sex with a playful kitty, then this is the story for you. :)

Raising Caine by Reneé George: Oh the angst….a lonely vampire and the love of his youth… Ms. George did a wonderful job of giving an old familiar story a new twist. As a vamp, Caine was just to die for. Devious at times, yet vulnerable at others. While Victor was a man after my own heart. I was really rooting for these two to find their own HEA. Raising Caine, is a delicious little tidbit for all those paranormal lovers.

Bedtime Stories is a delightful collection of stories that more than satisfied this reviewer’s kinky bone for things that go bump in the dark. It was done in a refreshing way, with each story connected through a fictitious publishing company, Bedtime Stories and the quirky individuals who are behind the scenes. From the ‘I dare you.’ CEO to the vampires maintaining the websites – to the incubus editors and pixie reviewers, there will be something to satisfy everyone’s taste in paranormal.

Rated 4.5 Delightful Divas Dakota!

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September 11th, 2014

Lycan Unleashed by Tiffany Allee

Lycan Unleashed by Tiffany Allee
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Ever After
Genre: GLBT, Paranormal Romance, M/M
Length: 162 pages

Summary:

Detective Astrid Holmes is a sensitive, a human capable of feeling the energy of otherworlders. When she is dispatched to the horrific murder scene of a local vampire, she expects it to be just another day on the job. But when evidence is stolen on her watch, she is removed–not only from the investigation, but from her job as a member of the Chicago police department’s paranormal unit.

Astrid’s only hope of reinstatement lies with her ex co-worker and almost-lover, Lycan Mason Sanderson. But convincing the OWEA agent to let her assist with the investigation isn’t nearly as difficult as staying alive when the murderer realizes that Astrid may hold the key to unlocking his identity.

Fighting to take down a killer could have deadly consequences for Astrid and Mason, but working together puts their already fragile relationship in jeopardy.

Shandy Jo’s Review:

This is the third book in the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series and I really enjoyed books one and two as well as some of Ms. Allee’s other works. Of course I had to give this a read too. Sadly I wasn’t as taken with Astrid and Mason as I had been with her other characters.

I really enjoyed the plot and was swept up in the investigation from the get go. I really enjoy how Ms. Allee creates her world by mixing magic and the paranormal with police investigations. It’s very well balanced and allows you to believe that the two could mingle.

Astrid is a sensitive working for the police department, but when she is called to the scene of a murdered vampire and things go downhill from there. Stolen evidence leads to Astrid’s removal from the case and an internal investigation. Her only hope is to catch whoever stole the evidence and find the killer. To do that she has to turn to the man who confuses her like no other.

Mason has the alpha wolf/man thing down pat. He does things his way and uses intimidation to get what he wants. But Astrid has seen through the tough guy act. Mason has much more going on under his hard outer shell. These two had chemistry, but the build up was a bit too long for me. I actually breathed a sigh of release when they finally got together. I wasn’t crazy about Mason’s reasons for keeping Astrid at arms length, but could understand them. Although Astrid’s issue after he confessed, irked me.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, but in my opinion it had a few issues.

Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Shandy Jo!

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September 11th, 2014

Calming a Demon Heart by Charlie Richards

Calming a Demon Heart by Charlie Richards
Series: A Paranormal’s Love # 6
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: GLBT, Paranormal Shapeshifter, Erotic Romance, M/M
Length: 112 pages

Summary:

Matthew Beakman’s life just got turned upside down. His brother, Marty, stumbled across something strange and fascinating and amazing! Gargoyles exist! Matthew wants to know everything about them. First, though, he wants to find the gargoyle that saved his brother’s life and thank him.

Their people’s leader, Maelgwn, points out a blood-red, behemoth of a gargoyle named Vane, then warns Matthew away from him. Never good at following orders—and because he can’t help but find himself intrigued by the huge creature across the room—Matthew tracks Vane down anyway.

At first, he’s confused by the way his body responds every time Vane growls at him, until a conversation with Logan makes him suspect that he and Vane are mates. Unfortunately, he also learns Vane went through some extreme torture in the hands of humans.

How can he convince the stubborn gargoyle that not all humans are the same?

Jessie’s Review:

Ms. Richards’ book Calming A Demon Heart ( A Paranormal’s Love: Book Six) was set at the estate of the group of gargoyles in a secluded area.

Matthew Beakman was in shock over the shooting of his brother, when out of no where Marty is kidnapped from the hospital. When Matt and his friend Logan try to find out what happened, they themselves are kidnapped.

Vane is a gargoyle with a painful past. He is a loner, lost in a world of mistrust towards humans. As his fellow gargoyle Raymond tends to his mate, Marty, Vane realizes that Matthew is his mate. He resist the handsome human, but Matthew has other ideas.

As the past comes back to Vane, he finally sees he needs Matthew. Calming A Demon Heart is a true story of love finding a way, even if one of people involved is fighting it. A wonderfully intriguing story of love and putting the past to rest. Ms. Richards does it again.

Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Jessie!

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May 12th, 2014

Top Off Tuesday : Nothing Special by A.E. Via

What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Every week, Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading,and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see those Top Off covers that grab your attention! Please play along and tell us your favorites (old, new, or not yet released). Button made by Missie at The Unread Reader and Diana at Book of Secrets.

Every once in a while there are covers that just make you say Oh My! Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is bad, and sometimes it is head scratching. The point of Top Off Tuesday is to show you the ones with their Tops Off!

Summary:

Cashel Godfrey is big, tattooed, and angry, so people typically keep their distance. Fresh out of the police academy no one is looking to partner with the six foot four beast. When Cashel scanned the orientation room, he wasn’t expecting sexy hazel eyes to be locked onto him. Eyes of the gorgeous Leonidis Day.

Leonidis is charming, witty, hilariously sarcastic, and the only one that can make Cashel smile. He’s an out and badass detective, but when Cashel saves his life in a raid that turns deadly, he sees something in the big man that no one else does…something special.

Warning: Two sexy narcotics detectives. One with a serious hot spot for big gun-toting men, the other that yields a cannon; so be ready for the obscene sexual bang when these two come together.



 



April 8th, 2014

Artificial Moonlight by A J Llewellyn & D.J. Manly

Artificial Moonlight by A J Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Series: Rough Riders #1
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: GLBT, Romantic Suspense, M/M
Length: 207 pages

Summary:

From the best-selling team behind Orgasmic Texas Dawn, Mirrors, Black Point, and Blood Eclipse, comes Rough Riders: Book One. Diego and Colby come from rival Louisiana motorbike gangs. In their world, being gay is a death sentence. Can they be together?

Diego Champagne, Sergeant in Arms for the Louisiana Banni motorcycle gang, has grown up tough–half French, half Creole, and all male. Diego loves men but keeps his sex life on the down low… until he meets Colby Young, that is.

Colby carries his own baggage. He has his own reasons for not believing in love–reasons he doesn’t share–and he sure as the devil doesn’t like it when he is forced to accept protection from the Banni.

When Diego intervenes in a bar brawl during a motorbike rally and saves Colby and his best friend, Spider McGraw, leader of a rival gang, Death Proof, it begins to look as if Colby and Diego are going to be joined at the hip. Somebody puts a hit out on Colby, and Spider’s up to his neck in mayhem. When the Banni offer their protection to advance their own game, Colby begins to wonder if love is like artificial moonlight, seductive yet false, or is it something to risk everything for, maybe even his life?

Evelise’s Review:

Artificial Moonlight, the product of dynamic duo D.J. Manly & A.J. Llewellyn, had a captivating start to their new series Rough Riders. A book inhabited by rough and rumble motorcycle gangs, the authors made no pretense concerning the life of biker outlaws.

Diego and Colby were from rival gangs, brought together under unusual circumstances and had the unfortunate happenstance of falling for each other.  The tale was not one of flowery words nor wine and candle light, but of the reality of gangs, fights and rivalry, when taking over another’s territory leads to someone getting hurt.

Manly and Llewellyn not only portrayed nitty gritty, down and dirty scenes but also an underlying tenderness associated with Colby and Diego. Diego was larger than life in statute and personality. I adored his gruffness. Colby, more out-going and out-spoken, his demeanor was one that spoke of self-confidence and in charge.

Artificial Moonlight held a fundamental theme of love and acceptance in a world where the status quo was hard as nails and differences were not accepted.

This is a series that should not be missed.  It’s a wonderful introduction to theri new series and I look forward to many more of the Rough Riders.

Rated 5 Delightful Divas by Evelise!

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April 4th, 2014

Blood Sacrifice by Stormy Glenn

Blood Sacrifice by Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M
Length: 85 pages

Summary:

Being a demon isn’t always fun. Being a demon summoned to a satanic ritual is downright miserable. Isaac Braden spends most of his time being a rich recluse but every so often he’s introduced to someone new when he’s summoned… a blood sacrifice. And tonight Jory Daniels has been chosen to be that sacrifice.

In a satanic ritual summoning gone bad, Isaac finds himself eternally bound to Jory. He has to have the man’s blood in order to survive. But when Jory wants something in return, can Isaac submit enough to allow it or will his demon nature take over and cause him to lose the best thing that ever happened to him?

Previously published by Noble Romance Publishing

Jessie’s Review:

Ms. Glenn’s book, Blood Sacrifice. was set in England as three friends were touring the country side. Little do the friends know they have been chosen for a ritual sacrifice. Just when things seem lost, their savior appears who is a demon.

Jordan Daniels along with two buddies is out to see the country side of England when Jordy wakes to find he is tied up and is going to be sacrificed. Jordy is more than he appears to be and his demon is in for a surprise.

Isaac Braden is a demon who is tired of being summoned to do others dirty work. Isaac is shocked when he see’s Jordy because never had he felt the stirrings that this man was causing in him. Little did Isaac know that his cousin, Desmond was out to cause trouble for him and his new love.

Blood Sacrifice was a interesting read. The characters where very likable and the sex was hot. A great afternoon read anytime.

Rated 3.5 Delightful Divas by Jessie!

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April 4th, 2014

Inches of Trust, Volume 1 by AR Moler

Inches of Trust, Volume 1 by AR Moler
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Contemporary Romance, M/M
Length: 152 pages

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Summary:

When architect Brian Townsend meets a man dressed as Zorro at a Halloween party it seems like a chance hookup, but Brian is attracted and it takes more effort then he originally thought just to find out the man’s name. NYPD homicide detective Tristan Blake, comes from old money, which he loathes and an idealistic streak burns within him to do a job that serves a purpose. A previous lover scorned him as a time when he was most vulnerable, after the death of friend, and Tristan is slow to trust what appears to a developing relationship between him and Brian.

Beer tasting, a broken window, a fall down a flight of stairs, a grenade and a violent attack on Brian, what do these all have in common? Each one brings Tristan an inch closer to trusting Brian with his heart.

Previously published as separate short stories.

Lasha’s Review:

AR Moler is a new author to me and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by Inches of Trust, Volume 1. The book is a series of previously published short stories which when put together deal with the developing relationship between Brian Townsend and Tristan Blake. Now, you might be thinking that cobbling together separate shorts into a novel wouldn’t work, there would be continuity problems, but fear not, that is not the case here. I thought Inch of Trust was perfectly blended.

What I liked most about the book was its natural progression in the relationship of Tristan and Brian. They meet, they date, they have dating issues, they start to get serious, and they come out to close friends and family. Everyday relationship woes which were expertly played out in each part of the book. A very realistic look at a contemporary gay romance.

All in all, a very enjoyable read and I look forward to Volume 2.

Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Lasha!

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April 4th, 2014

Not So Simple Simon by Stormy Glenn

Not So Simple Simon by Stormy Glenn
Series: Aberdeen Pack, Book 4
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: GLBT, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, M/M
Length: Word Count: 44,195

Summary:

Ares knew he had met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with when Simon Fiske joined the Aberdeen Pack. There’s just one problem. Everyone believes that Simon is simple and slow, not able to make decisions on his own.

When Simon and his brother Adam were banished from their pack, he had no idea that it would lead to him meeting the most beautiful man he had ever seen. After Ares claims him, life for Simon just gets more complicated. Adam refuses to talk to him, his ex-lover is back demanding that he return to his former pack, and Simon has his hands full keeping other pack members safe when they are attacked.

Being mated should have been the most wonderful thing that ever happened to Simon and Ares but it seemed to just bring on more battles than they could fight.

NOT SO SIMPLE SIMON

Evelise’s Review:

Not So Simple Simon by Stormy Glenn, the fourth book in the series Aberdeen Pack, was a delightful and light-hearted read that dove into issues of life and love. Ares has met his mate, Simon, a fun-loving man with a starry-eyed view of the world.

Simon fell for Ares, the lead enforcer for Alpha Iben’s pack, at first sight. Ares, as well, wanted to mate the young man but circumstances prevented their mating. A life threatening incidence occurred and Ares is forced to commence his mating with Simon in order to save his life. No hardship there, considering the two men have fallen for each other.

Not So Simple Simon moved very quickly. The tale did not dwell on an aversion to mating, but more on the issue of Simon’s feelings of inadequacy. Ms. Glenn’s portrayal of Simon was well done in terms of a man who would rather settle a dispute with tea and cookies, than a bar room brawl. This quality made his simple, yet complex view of society endearing. Simon may have been simple in viewing the black/white issues of the world, but he was truly a multifaceted individual.

Ares was a strong, typical alpha-type male who sought to protect his pack and his mate. I was glad Ms. Glenn wrote his story, as I adored him and his brothers.

My only drawback to the story was the lack of explanation concerning Simon’s ability to shift and his gift of healing. Will they be explained further in subsequent books? The reviewer hopes so, but I read no indication that this would occur, as two major facets of Simon’s life were more glossed over, than delved into.

An enjoyable read.

Rated 3.5 Delightful Divas by Evelise!

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April 4th, 2014

Weight of a Gun II by Scarlet Blackwell

Weight of a Gun II by Scarlet Blackwell
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Romance, M/M
Length: 36,000 words

Summary:

Everyone knows that guns are dangerous; they have long been a subject surrounded by controversy. Combine them with sex and you have a subject that is virtually taboo, but smoking hot. Our second gun kink anthology continues to push the envelope of combining sex and guns with three more stories hot enough to cause powder burns.

Continuing in the world of The Machinist, Avery Belfour and his captor/lover Lord Harrow now face the threat of The Inquisitor. But Harrow is very possessive of his prize and has no intention of turning Avery over without a fight. Then, a routine black market bust goes wrong for Officer Caleb Baker. He ends up Playing With the Big Boys when the thieves get the drop on him and decide to have some fun with their new catch.

And finally, Cole Beauchamp is the greatest pistoleer of all time; he’s also thoroughly unpleasant and has a habit of scaring away his assistants. But when he is sought out by a devotee with a love of guns that matches his own, Cole finds a new respect for Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders.

Jessie’s Review:

The book, Weight Of A Gun 2 ( A Moon Press Anthology), had three very interesting stories contained within. Ms. Blackwell’s story, Playing With The Big Boys, was a modern story of cops and the hard life they can lead.

A sexy tale of a cop named Caleb who needs to learn to let go every once in a while. His partner Dennis comes up with a plan to help out his buddy, and with the help of Leon and Riley, they might just show Caleb the joys of letting go.

My only issue was the way the gun was used in the story. The sex was hot, but the use of a gun during it was just not a good thing. it showed a dangerous practice. Weight Of A Gun 2 ( A Moon Press Anthology) was a good read, but be warned they use the gun during sex.

Rated 3.5 Delightful Divas by Jessie!

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April 1st, 2014

Top Off Tuesday : Educating the Platypus by Charlie Richards

What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Every week, Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading,and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see those Top Off covers that grab your attention! Please play along and tell us your favorites (old, new, or not yet released). Button made by Missie at The Unread Reader and Diana at Book of Secrets.

Every once in a while there are covers that just make you say Oh My! Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is bad, and sometimes it is head scratching. The point of Top Off Tuesday is to show you the ones with their Tops Off!

Summary:

Enjoying a last hoo-rah before another tough year of college begins, Kai Sudderson and his friends vacation in Kansas. He takes advantage of the secluded pond system behind his rented cabin to go swimming…in his platypus form.

Living with his aunt and uncle, Kai had never met anyone else with the ability to turn into an animal. That is, until he gets himself snared in a beaver trap and a penguin shifter rescues him.

Unable to pass up the opportunity for not only knowledge but medical treatment, Kai accompanies his new friend home. There, he meets Dorian Yaris, who—despite being so much older and having such a serious disposition—calls to Kai like no other.

When Dorian explains about mates, will Kai consider the bonding thing with someone so obviously different or will he deny everything and return to his former life?



 



March 31st, 2014

Whatever He Desires by Stormy Glenn

Whatever He Desires by Stormy Glenn
Series: Tribal Bonds, Book #4
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: GLBT, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, M/M
Length: Word Count: 42,239

Summary:

Drew Hamilton didn’t know why his lover suddenly left him. He just knew that he left. And Drew’s heart had been slowly dying ever since. When he attends a party with his roommate, he never expects to find his ex-lover, or discover the world Garret had been hiding from him from the moment they met.

Garret LaGaffe never wanted to leave Drew but he felt he had no other choice when he was ordered home by his Electus. Drew is human and bringing him back to a vampire tribe could endanger Drew more than Garret was willing to allow. Giving Drew up was a better choice…or so Garret believed until Drew showed up at a party hosted by his tribe.

Misunderstandings and hard decisions add to an already dangerous situation as Garret tries to find a way to have Drew in his life without putting the man in danger. When all of his effort results in the very thing he was working so hard to avoid, can Garret put aside his fear long enough to rescue his anamchara or will he lose Drew to his fears?

Evelise’s Review:

Whatever He Desires by Stormy Glenn told the tale of Garret, vampire, and Drew, human, and their journey as friends, lovers, and mates. I found the story heart-felt and touching as Garret’s sole purpose in life was to protect his family and his mate. Unfortunately, in protecting them, he hurt the one person that mattered most, his mate.

What I most liked about the book was the pace of acceptance and not the standard; mates meet and jump into the sack, that we so often readMs. Glenn took the slower approach with Garret and Drew, which made for a story of depth and not solely of lust or sex.

As a fan of the Tribal Bonds series, I have enjoyed each book and look forward to more stories.

Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Evelise!

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March 31st, 2014

Before the Darkness by Leslie Lee Sanders

Before the Darkness by Leslie Lee Sanders
Series : Refuge Inc. Book #1
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Sci-Fi, M/M
Length: 132 pages

Summary:

After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. And then he meets fellow survivor Adam. Together, the two search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant murky clouds fast approach. Their hunt for shelter leads them down an alternate path when they find spray painted symbols directing them to a mysterious place: Refuge Inc.

As ominous clouds slowly shut off all light to their devastated world, they are forced to come to terms with their pasts and their growing attraction for each other.

Neither thought their pasts and personal crises would affect their ability to endure the horrors they’re forced to live through. Neither thought they would be drawn so close to one another in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe. By working together, can they continue to survive? Or will the mystery of Refuge Inc. cause diverse expectations and lead them to decisions that further threaten their lives?

WARNING: Contains explicit male-male sexual practices, graphic language, some violence and brief descriptions of the dead.

Jessie’s Review:

Ms. Sanders book, Before The Darkness (Refuge Inc. 1), was set near Phoenix Arizona. This story takes place after the devastation of the planet by a meteor.

Elliot Stewart worked at a grocery store, but after the fall of the civilization he was alone, scared and looking for another soul to help him survive.

Adam Weber was alive and searching for someone else.   He hides his former life from Elliot, but has to come clean when things start to go wrong for them.

As Elliot and Adam make their way toward a safe haven looking for others along the way, they over come the devastation that surrounds them and discover a burning need to be together. This is a story of survival and hope. Of how two people come to rely on each other to make it though to the next day. The story was bleak but not without hope and I look forward to the next book in the series.

Rated 3.5 Delightful Divas by Jessie!

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March 31st, 2014

Here Kitty Kitty by Stormy Glenn

Here Kitty Kitty by Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand Publishing
Genre: GLBT, Paranormal, M/M
Length: Word Count: 39,287

Summary:

Dr. Ambrose White is somewhat absentminded. He has his head in the clouds researching his latest formula. He forgets meetings with his boss, the names of his interns, and basically anything that isn’t really important to him. The one thing Ambrose never forgets is his beloved cat, Kitty.

Ambrose has no idea that the formula he is asked to look over by researchers from another lab will bring danger to the one thing that means the most to him. When a lab accident turns Kitty into a human, Ambrose has to decide if he can do the right thing and develop a formula to turn him back into a cat or if falling in love with the man Kitty has become is more important than his research.

Evelise’s Review:

Here Kitty Kitty was an interesting and unusual read. The premise of Stormy Glenn’s newest creation was absent-minded scientist accidentally turned his beloved house cat into a human. Ambrose, genius scientist fell for Kitty, his now human feline.

I have to admit this was not one of my favorite Stormy Glenn books. I couldn’t get past the fact that the now human was previously a cat, who still spoke and talked like a feline. Maybe I read too much into certain parts. When Kitty spoke of pooping in Ambrose’s shoes (as a human) I was slightly disturbed. (Defecating on the floor or someone’s things is a sign of mental illness).

I did like Ambrose’s character. He was a lovable man, who definitely needed a keeper. He was a sweet, gentle soul that loved his brother and recognized the care his brother gave him. I laughed aloud at some of his antics and smiled as he made his way through his day.

An enjoyable read.

Rated 3.5 Delightful Divas by Evelise!

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March 29th, 2014

The Incubus Agenda by RJ Scott

The Incubus Agenda by RJ Scott
Series: Supernatural Bounty Hunters, Book # 5
Publisher: eXtasy books
Genre: GLBT, Erotic Paranormal, M/M, Shapeshifter
Length: 94 pages

Summary:

Nicholas Tarrant has worked hard for his position on the Werewolf Coalition. Having access to whatever is happening inside the Coalition is important to the Underground and he’s good at blending in.

Brody Lennox is sent to Glitnir to broker talks of peace but is dragged broken and bloody into the Council chambers. Ludvik wants him killed as a traitor.

Can Nicholas save Brody? Or is Brody too broken to be saved?

Jessie’s Review:

Ms. Scott’s book The Incubus Agenda (Supernatural Bounty Hunters 5) was set in the world of shifters, vampires and humans. This is a world were the underground wants to bring a new order in to free other paranormal from a cruel ruler, Ludvik Peitrol.

Nick Tarrant, a wolf shifter and part of the underground, is force to reveal himself in order to save an Incubus from death. What he finds is not only another underground member but his mate.

Brody Lennox, an incubus and underground agent, is near death. He fully expects to die, but a wolf shifter has different ideas about that one, as Nick risks all to get him out and healed.

Along with others from the series, Nick and Brody work to find their way together as mates and find the way to find peace and free the kingdoms from an evil ruler. The cast of returning characters from the series include Joseph, Levi , Micah , and Reuben, as well as many others. The Incubus Agenda (Supernatural Bounty Hunters 5) is a wonderful book to spend the afternoon reading.

Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Jessie!

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