Broken-Nail Diva by Stormy Glenn

25116860Title: Broken-Nail Diva
Series: N/A
Author: Stormy Glenn
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (129 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63259-139-5
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (April 2nd 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ – 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Harper Brooks refuses to be anybody except who he is, and who he is shocks most people. When he meets a gorgeous man at a sidewalk café, he has no problem telling him exactly what he wants—in vivid detail. When Memphis rejects him, Harper hides his hurt behind flippant words and a flash of indignation, but forgetting the man might prove impossible.

Memphis doesn’t know what to think when he’s propositioned by an imp with dreamy blue eyes and an ass to die for. He doesn’t do relationships—ever—and one night spent in the gorgeous man’s bed isn’t enough. Memphis wants more. He just knows he can’t have it. Nights of passion could lead to the sexy little diva dying at the hands of Memphis’s beast.

When Harper gets kidnapped by a madman, Memphis runs to the rescue, and in doing so reveals his darkest secret. But there is a lot more going on than either of them know, especially when the bond between them creates more than either of them expected.

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Review: Harper is flamboyant, vibrate, outrageous, and says what he thinks and wants. When he happens to notice a chipped nail he stops at a sidewalk cafe to dig for his nail file. He doesn’t even care that the table has already been taken. Once he fixes his little emergency he finally notices that hot and sexy man sitting at the table. So he starts to flirt with the man and states what he would like to do with him, and gets turned down.

Memphis has no clue to what to make of the man who propositions him. The over-the-top diva is far from his normal pickups. But even does later he can’t stop thinking about him or imagining what being with him would be like. So Memphis decides to go to Harper one night. Memphis ends up getting a whole hell of a lot more than he thought he would.

These two are very hot and sexy together. Maybe a little kinky even as they can barely keep their hands off each other. I liked that they just accept each other as they are. Neither tries to change the other. They are just happy to have found their other half.

I loved Harper. He is just so free and happy to be himself. He knows not many people understand him. But he won’t change who he is. His reaction to finding out about werewolves is pretty funny. His whole demeanor turns the rest of the pack on their ears. Harper takes everything thrown at him and accepts Memphis and his pack. He helps to make things better for them all. Plus he definitely brought a good amount of humor to the story.

There were a couple of things I questioned. Let the first night they were together. Without giving away too much, I didn’t exactly like how it came about, although it was very steamy. There was another time, but really it was the circumstances I didn’t like.

All in all, I really did enjoy this book. It’s not billed as a series, but I honestly hope Stormy Glenn makes it into one. There are definitely avenues for more books dealing with the secondary characters.

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Welcome to Lobster Cove by Carol Lynne

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Series: Lobster Cove 01
Author: Carol Lynne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (91 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (April 3 2105) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When following your dream lands you in Lobster Cove, Maine, anything is possible.

After gaining custody of his younger brother, Boone Jensen moves to a unique LGBT community on the coast of Maine. There, he hopes to find work as a stonemason, heal his broken heart and give his brother a safe place to call home.

Life was good in New York City for Chef Dante Madia, until his business partner betrayed him. Determined to trust only himself, Dante risks everything on a new restaurant venture in a small fishing village built on acceptance.

Neither man is looking for love, but in a town like Lobster Cove, secret dreams have the ability to become realities.

ISBN: 9781784305147

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Lobster cove is a new series spun off of the popular Cattle Valley Ranch series. With Cattle Valley filling up and many more LGBT people requesting a place there, Asa has purchased a town in New England.

I loved this first book of the series. We met Boone travelling with his brother Landon (Laddy). Laddy has Downs Syndrome and d Boone got guardianship after his mother passed away. Life hasn’t been easy and had put in his application for Cattle Valley after his lover left him shortly after he got Custody. When Asa told him that Cattle Valley was full but there were opening on Lobster Cove Boone jumped at the chance for a clean start for himself and Laddy. He quickly got a job putting up stone on Dante’s new restaurant.

Dante was an up and coming chef that lost nearly everything when his business partner up and left taking most of the money. Sparks flew instantly between these guys when they met.
This was such a great start to a new series. The story line is interesting and new intriguing characters sprinkled about.

There are lots of characters, though the main focus is on Boone, Dante with Ava and Laddy as their secondary characters. The extra characters add dimension and interest through the story. Once you start reading you are pulled in and before I knew it I was done several hours later.

If you like lust at first sight, fast-moving relationships, realistic settings and stories, cute kids, and a very sweet and hot relationship this is for you!

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Landfall by Kate Pavelle

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Series: The Fall Trilogy, #3
Author: Kate Pavelle
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (266 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 3rd 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: When Sean wins a powerboat in a mail-order sweepstakes, he and Asbjorn fly to the Bahamas to pick it up. They’ve been married for two years, slaving to finish school and to make ends meet. Instead of intimate quality time, they’ve been passing each other like two ships in the night.

How far Sean and Asbjorn drifted apart becomes painfully clear as they’re stuck on the boat together. Don and Adrian sail down to meet them for a relaxing get-together. Sean’s mind drifts to an old invitation to swing with their best friends, while Asbjorn takes ill-advised risks on the sea. Nature intervenes. Marooned on a deserted island where cell service winks in and out, they have no way of knowing when help will arrive. Survival’s at stake, and they have only each other to lean upon.

The solitude and struggle against the elements forces these two stubborn, loving men to finally talk.

And then a body washes up on the shore.

ISBN: 9781632169082

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Sean and Asbjorn have been through a lot in their short time together. With the killer that had painted a target on Sean’s back finally out of the picture, the two of them pushing to finish college and now a married couple, one would think they can finally have that happy ever after they’ve heard so much about. Yeah, not so much.

The pressure to finish their degrees leaves them exhausted and stressed. They begin to move like ships in the night, briefly passing. Sean takes ill because of an undue issue at the lab he’s working at, and he still has nightmares about the past. Asbjorn as well is not feeling himself, all the strain and stress of the past three years have caused an ulcer, literally.

The problem is they are both so worried about worrying each other, that they keep these things to themselves. When Sean gets a letter in the mail telling him he has won a boat he and Asbjorn head off to claim said boat and have a little vacation, spend some quality time together. But if these two didn’t have bad luck, well they wouldn’t have any at all. First the boat turns out to be scarcely more than a life raft, then they get stranded on an island, oh, and a body washes up on shore.

What I liked about this book was how Pavelle took the issue out of the equation for these two. Life in general is getting in the way of them communicating and putting a serious strain on their still new marriage. So they wind up the only two people on this gorgeous island and are forced to talk and find their way back to each other, remember why it was they fell in love in the first place. And that fiery passion that these two have shared since day one that they lost a little bit while Asbjorn was trying to keep Sean safe was back in spades.

What I didn’t like was that the entire story felt rushed and far-fetched. And then almost half of the book was spent with Don and Adrian sailing, en-route to meet up with Sean and Asbjorn and those two dealing with some issues in their relationship. It didn’t flow well between the two storylines that split the book into pieces that came across like jagged rocks.

If you’ve been following this series, then you definitely should read this final installment so you have some closure. For me though, it could have been a novella with just Sean and Asbjorn’s part of the story, and then a little peppering throughout of Don and Adrian as they sail their way. Just an okay read for me.

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Crossroads by Julie Lynn Hayes

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Series: N/A
Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance
Length: Short (41 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (March 1st, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: When you feel as though you’ve lost everything, you have everything to gain.

Crossroads: a point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences

Clete Devereux is a little old Southern boy a long way from home, drifting the highways with his abusive boyfriend, Vern. Tal Clark is newly graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, but his plans for a carefree summer have just been derailed and he’s not sure what he’s going to do.

Things happen for a reason…

Clete and Tal’s lives intersect at a rest stop in central Missouri, but sometimes first impressions aren’t the best. And finding the right path isn’t always easy.

Clete and Tal have reached a crossroads… and now they have to decide which way they want to go. And who they want to go with.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0249-5

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet story about two guys who each have to make decision of which road to take in their lives. I really liked how the story played out though I wish it had been longer. Clete and Tal are very different from another but seemed to be well suited for the other.

Good read.

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Reflections by Camille Anthony

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Series: N/A
Author: Camille Anthony
Genre: Paranormal/ Dark Fantasy/BDSM
Length: Short (32 pages)
Publisher: Changeling Press (September 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Half god, half mortal and all man, Narcissus is wanted dead, not alive, by a jealous Hera. Sent to kill Narcissus, Eleiades finds himself captivated, intrigued, and enamored for the first time in eons. Now he must decide: quench the flame of love before it ignites or change the game and court the enmity of a goddess?

ISBN: 01869-00584

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This had an interesting story plot, but I felt there wasn’t enough of it. It could have been a lot better. Narcissus seemed conceited and self-absorbed about his looks. Eleiades seemed very controlling and tricked Narcissus into releasing him from where he was.

Narcissus and Eleiades relationship at first seems forced and strained but gets better. I didn’t understand why Zeus had Eleiades do what he did to Narcissus, though I did understand wanting to keep your son alive.

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Prisoner of Silence by Derek Adams

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Series: N/A
Author: Derek Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 25, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: On a cold February evening, Robert Chambers gives a panhandler a significant amount of cash. That gift allows Matt Cosgrove to turn his life around. When the men meet again, Matt, now employed at a local home improvement center, offers to build a shelving unit for Robert as a thank you. They become friends, and soon the chemistry between them cannot be denied.

Robert, once betrayed by a faithless lover, believes he can finally build a relationship based on mutual trust and honesty. Then Robert discovers the dark secret that left Matt begging on a street corner.

Their relationship appears doomed unless the walls of the prison of silence Matt has erected around his past can be breached.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-824-5

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I enjoyed the story of Robert and Matt. The thing I liked most was that Robert followed what he wanted instead of what his friends were saying. Although I did think there was going to be more to the story than there actually was.

The secret Matt has was  somewhat of a surprise. I thought maybe Matt hiding something may have turned Robert against wanting to be with him, due to being betrayed before.

The is a lot of hot sex in this book. Good read.

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Holiday Collection by Kiernan Kelly

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Series: N/A
Author: Kiernan Kelly
Genre: Christmas/ Contemporary
Length: Single Author Anthology (62 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61040-842-4
Publisher: Torquere Press (December 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: RG
Blurb: In The Naughty List, Detective Kristian Kindl works as a NY police detective 364 days of the year. On the last day, he goes to his other job, handing out gifts to all the good little boys and girls. When Kris has to deal with a bad case, a best friend who wants to be more, plus his usual holiday stress, will he be able to work it all out in time for Christmas?

Evan is the owner of Holiday Greetings, a company that’s flourishing in spite of the bad economic climate. The problem is that Evan doesn’t much like Christmas, even if the holidays are what keeps his company in the black. In fact, Evan doesn’t care much for anyone or anything, not even charming Carter, an artist with a portfolio almost as impressive as his physique. When Evan is confronted with the consequences of his selfish ways, he may already be too late to save his company and his fragile new relationship with Carter.

In A Green Christmas, Noël Chester is a practical man who dislikes the bustle of the holidays and completely detests his name, but when Noël meets Jack, a satyr with one foot in Noël’s world and one in a fairy realm, he discovers that sometimes what the heart wants isn’t practical at all.

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Review: This is a set of Christmas stories that are a little different from mainstream Christmas stories.

In “The Naughty List” the MC Kris Kindl is a police Homicide detective 364 days of the year, then he became Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus) on Christmas Eve. A bit after Thanksgiving his case involves a man whose death scene was made to contain hints of a Christmas theme. He figure out that the death was caused by one of his North Pole helpers who is trying to get him to come back to the workshop full-time. ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

In “Holiday Greetings” Evan, who owns a card company, is a Scrooge like character, who is more interested in business than romance. Carter is an artist working for him. They had a sexual encounter at last year’s Christmas party and Evan get visited by three spirits during the night one of his first Love one of a person who he fired from his company and one is a girl who might have come about. These visits make him see what he is missing, and makes him come to his senses before it is too late. ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

In “A Green Christmas” Noel’s family owns a Christmas tree farm. Strange events happen near a tree when the tree might be about to be sold. Noel hates the bustle of the holiday and his name. His family is die-hard into Christmas and each of his sisters has a Christmas related name. On Christmas Eve he meets Jack, someone who knows things about him that nobody else should know. Jack is a Satyr and takes him to his home in the Christmas tree. Jack has until midnight to convince Noel to take a chance on him because he can only enter the mortal realm on Christmas Eve. ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

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