Stand by You by A.M. Arthur

91XZ8kvwqFL._SL1500_Title: Stand By You
Series: Belonging, #3
Author: AM Arthur
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (231 pages)
Publisher: Carina Press (October 20th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Three months after his rescue from an abusive boyfriend, twenty-two-year-old Romy Myers has landed his first legitimate job bussing tables at his friend’s new coffee shop. The job has brought him some stability after years of abuse have left him feeling damaged and broken. He’s working hard on his panic and social anxiety, and those things are often tempered by the big, burly presence of Brendan Walker.

From the moment ex-football player Brendan helped rescue Romy from his ex’s abuse, he’s wanted to protect him. And he does, from a distance, with joking text messages, a new gym routine to toughen him up and a genuine friendship. So far, it’s been easy but Brendan’s feelings aren’t just friendly anymore…

When an argument spirals out of control, a hot and heavy make-out session causes Romy’s friendship with supposedly straight Brendan to reach a new level. The last thing Romy wants is to fall for another guy who could potentially shatter him, but Brendan also wakes up a part of him he thought had been destroyed by violence his heart.

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Review: Romy Myers has spent the last couple of months recovering from the injuries he sustained at the hands of his extremely abusive ex-boyfriend. While the physical scars are fading over time, the mental anguish is almost stifling. Romy suffers from panic attacks and nightmares, the only time he feels even remotely safe is when Brendan is around. When Rory finally found a way to escape Carlos and the room he was kept chained in, his friend Ezra came to the rescue, bringing his own gentle giant, Brendan.

Brendan Walker is powerful in presence, stature and appearance. Abused himself as a child, he not only recognizes what Rory is going through, he can relate. He has felt drawn to Rory since he carried his small, battered body out of that room, and the pull only grows stronger as the two men get to know each other and become friends. The feelings are foreign to Brendan. He has never been attracted to a man before. Rory is both fragile and broken and Brendan feels this insane need to protect him, shelter him, and love him.

When Brendan finally admits how he feels, that he wants more than just friendship, Rory is scared. All he can think about is how the men he has loved in the past have hurt him, and he doesn’t ever want to be that vulnerable again. Rory will have to let go of the pain in his past, if he stands a chance of having a future with Brendan.

The story was a little slow in places, not connecting from one part to the next, and the angst was a bit maddening. That being said, I enjoyed the parts of the story when the characters did connect. I couldn’t help but understand why Rory was initially hesitant of entering into a relationship with Brendan. There was the secret, the fact that his size sort of intimidated Rory and the shadows of Rory’s past that were ever-present in his present. But once Brendan realized he was in love with the troubled young man, he pulled out all the stops to make Rory his and make sure he knew he was loved, protected and safe in Brendan’s arms.

Overall, it was a good ‘gay for you’ type story line, with that hint of danger from Rory’s ever-present ex. I haven’t read the other stories in this series, but I didn’t really feel like I was missing anything when it came to the focus of this story, Rory and Brendan. Both of their pasts were explained as well as their current situations. If you can get past the angst and the slow start, I think you’ll like the character development and where it takes these two in the end.

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Falling by Barbara Elsborg

fallingTitle: Falling
Series: Fall or Break, #1
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (335 pages)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (March 24th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Reviewer: Aerin
Blurb: Falling is easy. Landing without breaking your heart? Impossible.

Harper is no longer behind bars, but it doesn’t feel like it. Ten years serving time for a crime he didn’t commit have left him shut down, numb, and a frozen wreck over the simplest of choices.

He’s acutely aware of the dark-haired young man checking him out in the supermarket, but he’s too deep in panic mode to even meet the guy’s gaze. Afraid the slightest move will trigger a fall that will never stop.

Fresh off a long-term relationship with a controlling man, Malachi is stuck living with relatives who think he’s a waste of oxygen. The tall guy in the long, gray coat is the first bright spot he’s glimpsed in a long time…though the man’s unblinking stare at a bottle of shower gel is a touch alarming.

Hard experience tells both of them to turn away before lust turns to hopeless attraction, and inevitably to disaster. But once their sparks connect, the arc of electricity is too strong to deny. Even if the cost is too much to bear.

Warning: Contains an ex-con with disaster written all over him, a boy toy who’s trouble with a capital T, a damp old British house, compulsive meddling, and enough hot sex to cure the severe case of nervous babbling.

ISBN: 9781619225411

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Review: This is my third M/M book written by this author and it definitely won’t be the last. I mostly enjoyed this book, it was a lot of fun, but there were a few things that I could’ve gone without.

Harper is recently released from jail where he served a sentence of 10 years for sexual molestation and rape of two minors. And I knew right away that he was innocent because that seems to be the standard in almost all books where one of the MCs is an (ex) inmate. And guess what, I was right!! Harper has been betrayed by everyone close to him and now he’s lonely and constantly on guard because he can no longer trust anyone.

Malachi is going through a rough patch in life and it doesn’t seem like things are going to get better any time soon. He lives with his sister and her bigoted, asshole of a husband, whom I wanted to punch right in the mouth. Jesus, what an asshole! When Malachi sees Harper for the first time….it’s lust at first sight! Malachi and Harper become friends and lovers and I liked them as a pair, I thought they fit together. What I could have done without is all the sex that happened in the first half of the book. I like a great sex scene, but when too much of it happens and everything else is put on the back burner…meh, let’s just say sometimes less is definitely better.

So…the plot. Basically, the plot is Malachi trying to find out whodunit, with the help of his ex- boyfriend/Dom, Conrad. A lot of things happen and the pace was good in the second half of the book. BUT…the way Harper ended up in jail and how the case was build is not believable at all. I honestly don’t think anyone is smart enough to fool the authorities to that extent, and I refuse to believe that detectives and police officers are so easily fooled.

The whole thing just didn’t make sense because the person who lied, bribed, and came up with this evil plan didn’t have anything to gain from Harper’s conviction. I recommend that you don’t over think the reason behind some of the characters’ behavior; I tend to do that a lot and in this book, it was the wrong thing to do.

It seems like I had a lot of issues with this book, so why the 4 hearts rating? Malachi, that’s the main reason I liked this book a lot. He is so funny, he suffers from a bad case of inserting foot in mouth that seems to affect him at all times. I laughed a lot, not only at what came out of his mouth, but at his private thoughts at as well. Malachi is just one of those characters that you can’t help but love, him and his amazing personality saved this book in my opinion.

I would recommend this book to those who love quirky and hilarious characters, evil masterminds, friends to lovers relationships. Here are some examples of Malachi at his best:

“Are you okay? Does the no-touching thing still apply if you’re choking to death or if you need mouth-to-mouth? Or if you have some creepy crawly making its way up your back? I’d have to knock it off with something other than my hand though and I draw the line at scorpions. You’re on your own if one of those decides to explore.”
“Shit,” Malachi mumbled. “If the touch of your hand can make my dick go hard, what the fuck would a kiss do? Er…didn’t mean to say that out loud.”
“When I did realize I was gay,” Malachi said, “I got into such a mess trying to figure everything out. I practiced giving myself blowjobs. The PE teacher wondered why I was suddenly so keen on gymnastics and I could hardly say, ‘so I can get flexible enough to get my dick in my mouth. ’ Took a while but I did manage it. The next challenge was sticking my dick in my arse.”
“Will you fuck me?”
“Was that a word?”
“It was an attempt at yes, please, are you sure, oh God yes, how many ways can I fuck this up?”

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Fallen by Pia Veleno, 2nd edition

FallenTitle: Fallen, 2nd edition
Series: N/A
Author: Pia Veleno
Genre: Supernatural
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (November 18th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Man has free will, and guardian angels have an eternal place in the holy host.

When unexpected feelings interfere with Malchediel’s guidance of a mortal being, he must decide if his love for one man is true, or the work of the devil. Charged with the soul of handsome but suicidal Bran Weller, Malchediel faces a second challenge: Bran’s steadfast belief that homosexuality is not wrong despite the Church’s view of his lifestyle.

In the course of his angelic duties, Mal is tempted to turn a blind eye to long-standing rules of guardianship as he falls in love with his charge. Torn between faith in God and belief that every man deserves love, Malchediel must find a way to balance heart and soul or risk a Fall to Hell.

Note: This book was previously released but has been substantially revised and re-edited in this version.

ISBN: 978-1-62300-544-3

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Mal, a guardian angel, is tasked with guiding Bran, a human, away from suicide. But the more he gets to know Bran the more he feels for him. To me Bran seemed sad but not necessarily suicidal as he struggles through life looking for the one thing he longs for, the love of someone special. He has beliefs like any other person does and there’s nothing wrong with that.

While I enjoyed the story, it also made me uncomfortable in regards to the religious beliefs that were brought up throughout the book. I am not an overly religious person myself. Nor do I believe everything that is written in the bible as it has been translated many times over by humans as well as written by humans. I believe come judgment day we will all know exactly what god meant.

All in all, it was an entertaining read.

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Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk

91oX1B0c+HL._SL1500_Title: Restless Spirits
Series: Spirits # 1
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Genre: Paranormal/ Horror/ Historical
Length: Novel (218 pages)
Publisher: Widdershins Press LLC (January 6, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: After losing the family fortune to a fraudulent psychic, inventor Henry Strauss is determined to bring the otherworld under control through the application of science. All he needs is a genuine haunting to prove his Electro-Séance will work.

A letter from wealthy industrialist Dominic Gladfield seems the answer to his prayers. Gladfield’s proposition: a contest pitting science against spiritualism, with a hefty prize for the winner.

The contest takes Henry to Reyhome Castle, the site of a series of brutal murders decades earlier. There he meets his rival for the prize, the dangerously appealing Vincent Night. Vincent is handsome, charming…, and determined to get Henry into bed.

Henry can’t afford to fall for a spirit medium, let alone the competition. But nothing in the haunted mansion is quite as it seems, and soon winning the contest is the least of Henry’s concerns.

For the evil stalking the halls of Reyhome Castle wants to claim not just Henry and Vincent’s lives, but their very souls.

ISBN:  9781941230107

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Henry is a man of science and Vincent, a medium, are part of two teams who accept the challenge of getting rid of a ghost at a haunted castle. However, upon arriving at the place they discover three spirits, one of which is malevolent and intent on causing death to any who enter his domain. The descriptions of the place were spooky, eerie, and carried a sense of doom as you read.

The tragedy of the events that took place in the past was horrifying and brutal in their intensity. Reyer was literally mad at the time of his and carried that with him to the other side. He was evil incarnate and wanted everyone who entered to stay forever. It seemed he wanted their very souls as other spirits were trapped there by him and couldn’t leave.

Very intense scenes of the malevolent spirit physically attacking different people throughout the story. Scary scenes with knocking, cold spots, things being thrown around by nothing added a sense of foreboding that let Vincent, Henry and their group know they should not have been there in the first place.

Edge of your seat, heart stopping, adventure that is a must to read. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it to everyone.

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The Moonwar by Ora Le Brocq

4735themoonwar510web-430x645Title: The Beginning
Series: The Moonwar, # 1
Author: Ora Le Brocq
Genre: Erotic Romance/Steampunk
Length: Novella (50 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (January 15th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Can two young men find love against the horrific outbreak of the Moon War? Will they even survive the first attack by an unseen, unknown alien foe?

The landlord’s son of the Fox and Grapes welcomes everyone with a cheerful smile and good service, but when William meets Professor Ethan Wanstead, his service becomes far more intimate.

Unfortunately, William doesn’t know that Ethan has a hidden agenda. Ethan knows that the Earth is in danger, for this is the start of the Moon War. Ethan may be the planet’s only hope, so it is unfortunate that he is suddenly experiencing a whole new world of physical and emotional pleasure with William…

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0196-2

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Very interesting beginning with a lot of hot sex between William and Ethan as well as Timothy, Arthur and Tom. I was more interested in the actual story though. Especially when a chunk was blown off the moon and the after effects of it.

Will definitely be looking forward to rest of the series to explain what exactly happened and who Ethan really is.

Good read.

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Passing Through by Jay Northcote

24560725Title: Passing Through
Series: N/A
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella
Publisher: Jay Northcote (February 20th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.25 Hearts
Reviewer: Aerin
Blurb: Don’t waste a chance at happiness…

Leo is a lonely workaholic with no time for romance in his life. His job in London takes all his energy and commitment. When he goes to Cornwall to stay with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin, love is the last thing Leo expects to find.

Tris lives in a cottage on Edwin’s land. Gay, but still half in the closet, he and Leo bond over their affection for Edwin, and the pull of attraction between them proves too strong to ignore. In Tris’s arms, in the wilds of Cornwall, Leo finds a peace he’d forgotten existed.

On his return to London, Leo finds himself grieving for more than just the loss of his uncle. When some unexpected news gives Leo the chance to return to Cornwall, he’s afraid it will be too late to rekindle things with Tris. But having learned much from his stay with his uncle, Leo doesn’t want to look back and wish he’d done things differently.

It’s time to seize the day—if it’s not already too late.

ISBN:  JYNRTH0000005

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Review: This is certainly different from what we’re used to get from this author, it’s more personal and definitely more emotional. This isn’t only about two people who meet, fall in love, and live happily ever after.

This is about the end of a life and the beginning of another; it’s about seizing the day and realizing that the things that matter most are worth the risk; it’s about accepting that following your heart can be just as important as following your head.

Leo is a 40-year-old workaholic who’s unhappy with his life but doesn’t realize it until he goes to Cornwall to spend some time with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin.

Cornwall is a place that holds a lot of memories for Leo, great memories of happiness and freedom and love. Even though Edwin was dying, Leo wasn’t overly emotional about it. He grieved in his own way, but this story was not meant to be a tearjerker exactly. It was more about Leo learning from Edwin’s past experiences and taking the advice given by a person who knows him and wants him to give happiness a chance.

Tris is living in a cottage on Edwin’s property. He’s younger than Leo (30’s), recently divorced, father of an 8-year-old boy and he’s working hard of putting his life back together after finally admitting to himself and his wife that he is gay.

I liked the easy intimacy between Leo and Tris, they enjoyed each other, and the limited time they had together. They cried together, laughed together, and grieved the loss of Edwin; they were a real deal couple and when the time for their separation came, it was sad, but not heartbreaking (because I know Jay will always give us the light happy ending we’re used to).

The only reason this book isn’t getting the full rating is because while I think the relationship between Leo and Tris is lovely, the sex scenes are…well sexy, I didn’t feel any off the charts chemistry between them. I got the feeling that their romance started out of convenience and not because of an overwhelming attraction, they had towards one another. And I still didn’t feel the chemistry even after their relationship progressed and became solid.

This was a great book, with life lessons expertly woven through, beautifully written. Even though I’ve never been to Cornwall I feel like I have intimate knowledge of the beach, the cliffs, even the damn rain; it was all brought to life by the fantastic story telling.


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The Black-Blue Sky by John Wiltshire

71k5UT+w0wL._SL1425_Title: The Bruise-Black Sky
Series: More Heat than the Sun # 5
Author: John Wiltshire
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (295 pages)
ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0386
Publisher: MLR Press (March 20, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Reviewer: Shorty
Blurb: It’s either a brave or stupid person who threatens anything Nikolas Mikkelsen loves.

Ben usually overlooks Nikolas’s occasionally jarring dissonance. Not this time. A deep rift, a terrible lie, separates them. Eleven thousand miles from Nikolas, in New Zealand, its bitter winter as Ben films the tragic story of a post-apocalyptic gladiator, a victim of his own personal darkness. But on receiving a death threat, Ben suspects the truth of actor Oliver Whitestone’s suicide. Someone doesn’t want this movie made. It’s fortunate for Ben. Therefore, that dissonance is a state of unrest, a longing for completion. As if Nikolas would stay at home in disgrace while Ben Rider-Mikkelsen becomes the target of a crazed stalker…

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Review: This the fifth book in the More Heat than the Sun series. I have to say I was expecting more of the same in this series but was disappointed as this book was different. I felt emotionally exhausted by the end of the book and still confused. Nik and Ben seemed to have an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs throughout. I didn’t understand Kate and her doing a personality change, then being killed off.

There were too many unanswered questions that left me feeling like the book wasn’t finished yet. Not to mention some very confusing scenes throughout. Although the book was very well written. I just couldn’t get into it myself. It left me feeling like I had been through a washer on the spin cycle.

I tried my best with this review but if I had trouble with the book then it’s hard to explain everything that I had trouble with in a review. I myself didn’t care for this book but I’ll give it a 3 star as I’m sure there are others that will enjoy and understand it much better than I did.

It was an o.k. read.

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Shadow Lake by Harper Long

81a0JJyc3hL._SL1500_Title: Shadow Lake

Series: Werewolves and Wallflowers 3

Author: Harper Long
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifters/ Werewolves

Length: Novella (141 Pages)

Publisher: Harper Long (March 19, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A sizzlingly werewolf romance… and an electrifying twist…

After Connor Stonebrooke’s monster-filled first semester in college, he takes a break, bringing his muscular werewolf boyfriend, Gage, home to meet his father.

Connor’s father’s new house is serenely located next to a man-made body of water known as Shadow Lake. Connor and Gage use the lake’s seclusion to unleash their supernatural abilities in secrecy. However, something dangerous appears to live beneath the water…

Suddenly, his relationship with Gage is tested, and Connor discovers himself the center of a mystery involving those closest to him, and a dark secret that will change everything…

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Reviewer: Lisa
Review: This is the final story, as far as I know of Conner and Gage. You need to read book one first because it shows you how they come together as the second one shows you them falling in love. This particular story has a very wicked twist that not only draws you in but keeps you captivated. The characters are well written and you can’t help but fall in love. I love how this is a bit different from many of the other paranormal stories that you have read. I love the different types of paranormals that are in this. I also love to hear about Conner and Gage.

Conner and Gage are in love and things are looking up for them. However on a trip to Conner’s home, Gage finds himself in a bit of a tight spot. His attitude is changed and he turns into an ass with Conner. To the point that it seems like they will always be apart. It takes a bit of magic and some help to give him back his man.

I got a kick out of Conner’s dad too. That man was as funny as hell. I had such a blast reading this, even more than I did with the first two stories. It gave me almost everything I could want in a story.

I would definitely recommend reading this. Trust me you won’t regret reading this amazing series. Those two hit the sheets and things start to heat up really fast.

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Miller’s Creek by R.G. Green

MillersCreekLGTitle: Miller’s Creek
Series: N/A
Author: R.G. Green
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 10, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Seventy-five years ago in the rural town of Miller’s Creek, Jacob Palmer massacred his family. Sixty years later, thirteen-year-old Jesse Ellis watched his best friend Geoff Meyers commit accidental murder in the cemetery where Palmer was buried when a childish prank went horribly wrong. Unable to cope, Geoff made a tragic decision, leaving Jesse to face the judgmental town and his own nightmares alone. Jesse and his family fled the tragedy, hoping to leave the past behind.

Fifteen years later, Jesse is hoping for his big break as a journalist for the Attingwood Journal. Then the anniversary of Palmer’s killing spree leads Jesse’s boss to assign him to the story, and Jesse reluctantly returns to Miller’s Creek, dreading the horrors he left there.

What he finds instead is gorgeous Dustin Weaver, a man with a past uncannily similar to his own. As Dustin helps Jesse put his demons into perspective, Jesse uncovers information that may prove Palmer was more than a vicious murderer. In the end, Jesse sees both the possibility to right an old wrong and the chance to gain the future and the man he wants—but only if he can finally lay his past to rest.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-855-9

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story starts out creepy yet intense. It had an ominous vibe to it after the events unfolded forcing Jesse and his family to leave town and start over elsewhere only years later to have Jesse having to go back to Miller’s Creek to do a story or lose his job and be blacklisted, unless he complied plus facing his past. I really didn’t like his boss at all. The guy seemed disgusting to me the more he talked.

I really felt for Jesse as he didn’t do anything wrong that night 15 years earlier but the whole town turned against him anyway after Geoff committed suicide simply because they had no one else to blame. Jesse has suffered nightmares from that night that haunts him as he tries to move on from what happened. I have to say, the more I read about Geoff, Jesse’ friend, the more uneasy I became about him. He seemed like a boy who had problems and took it out on others by causing mischief among other insinuations that were made throughout the book.

Dustin Weaver is a guy that moved to Miller’s Creek years before. Jesse meets before he gets into town. Then meets him again later after getting settled. They are both attracted to each other and I loved the banter they had back and forth between each other. I was shocked to discover that Dustin lives in Jesse’ old house. I was heartbroken by Dustin’s story and what happened to him.

Dustin seemed to help Jesse in realizing he change what people think or say over the mistakes he made in the past but to finally let go and move on. I especially loved how the truth came out who exactly started a false, ugly rumor about Palmer all those years ago and was disgusted by the reasoning behind it. This story made me realize how devastating a rumor can be when people just automatically believe what is being said without finding out the truth.

The scenes throughout the book were well written with amazing details with just the right amount of mystery that made me feel as though I was there witnessing everything that happens. Although it was a little confusing after the way the book began to all of a sudden jumping to when Jesse was older plus the times the scenes seemed drawn out, it was a good read. Keeps your attention to want to know more.

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Deliver Me by Remmy Duchene ~ Audiobook

DeliverMeAUDLGTitle: Deliver Me
Series: N/A
Author: Remmy Duchene
Narrator: Paul Morey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 3 hours and 56 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (03-13-15)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: The severe bullying he suffered as a teenager left Jack Flemming scarred both physically and emotionally. Now an adult, he has carved out a life for himself as co-owner of the Mechanic Shop. He enjoys his volunteer work with the throwaway boys and has a supportive best friend. When the past resurfaces in a phone call from Zachariah Durban, Jack discovers that while living is easy, forgiveness is much harder.

Zachariah Durban did a bad thing when he was a young punk of a teenager. But right after he did it, he knew it wasn’t right. Still, he ran away and made something of himself as a big shot author.

Now, living in the south of France with writer’s block hitting him hard, Zachariah knows something has to change—starting with earning Jack Flemming’s forgiveness.

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Reviewer: Tams

Review: Prom is supposed to be one of the most amazing nights of every senior’s life. But for Jack Flemming it was a nightmare, suffering through an extreme act of bullying that crossed the line over into a hate crime, leaving him permanently scarred mentally as well as physically. Fifteen years later and Jack has found a way past the depression, he is a successful business owner and volunteers at a local boys home. He has finally carved a life out of all the pain. Until the person responsible for that pain reappears in Jack’s life.

Zachariah Durban has spent the last fifteen years regretting not telling Jack that he loved him, regretting not stopping his friends from hurting Jack all those years ago. Determined to make Jack a part of his life again, Zach reaches out, but Jack is not about to make it that easy. He convinces Jack to come to Paris and give him a chance to explain. On the beautiful beaches of Saint Tropez France, child hood friends with a lot of baggage will get to know each other again and try to figure out if they can forgive and forget.

This book was absolutely delicious! Two of my favorite things are Remmy Duchene and Paul Morey, so this audio book was the perfect marriage of those two things. Duchene delivers her trademark style of an interracial couple that is broken and bent and determined to mend each other, regardless. The story is both engaging and intriguing. Here you have two grown men that have never been able to forget, to move past each other. Their past is shrouded by this horrible event that left Jack scarred, but even that tragedy couldn’t kill the love they have for one another.

So Paul Morey steps in and gives these characters a voice, gives their pain a voice as well. Oh my god, to hear the literal break in Morey’s voice when Zach broke down the first time he sees the scars Jack carries, I don’t think I’ve ever heard so much emotion in another narration before, it broke my damn heart. Which is just what an excellent narrator should do, they should be able to convey an author’s words and allow the reader to have a visual picture of the mixture, words and tones.

Of course if you are a fan of Duchene’s books or Morey’s works you have to hear this one. Fans of gritty, passionate, dark and emotional love stories will enjoy this book as well. I’ll definitely listen to this one again, it was just so good.

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Reaper’s Mercy by TL Reeve

71BPHoQYgwL._SL1059_Title: Reaper’s Mercy
Series: N/A
Author: TL Reeve
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (36 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-60088-934-9
Publisher: Cobblestone Press (February 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Beware of the dotted line. I’d never thought of my life as being anything special or intriguing, until the night Death came to my door. Thrust into a life or ‘death’ battle, I had Seventy-two hours to prove my father took out a contract with Lucifer.

With Death by my side, I set out to figure out the who’s and why’s of my situation. However my father had other plans for me. Now, in a race against time, would I survive my Seventy-two hour reprieve, or was I destined to fulfill that contract.

Somehow I knew, I’d never be the same.

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Review: Kimber has Death at this door to collect on a contract issued by his father. Yeah Kimber’s night is not really go so well. Kimber convinces Death to give him the time to prove that his father has tricked Satan into killing him. So now Kimber has seventy-two hours on his time clock.

Oh, and he has to go about it with Death at his side.

I find it impressive when an author can pack a decent story in such a short format. And this was more than decent. It was well written and a lot happened in such little time. Everything was explained and done in a short amount of dialogue, but nothing felt left out.

There was humor, sadness, hot sex, finding love, and justice. I was rooting for Kimber from the start. Hell I was rooting for Death and Satan too. And I was not disappointed… at all. Although maybe I would have been happy with it longer. But that is only because I loved the characters so much. Even at this length it was still pretty damn great.

This was a wacky little story and I really loved it. I hope to see more of these characters. I really think Satan needs someone. But that is my personal hope.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

When The Band Came to Town by H. Lewis-Foster Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have H. Lewis-Foster stopping by with her latest release When the Band Came to Town, there’s a tasty teaser, a great giveaway and we have Prime’s review, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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When the Band Came to Town


H. Lewis-Foster

In the swinging Sixties, life gets rockin’ for Jeff McInnery when a new band plays at the local pub. Caught up in lead singer Danny Speed’s cool, Jeff sneaks a kiss. But being found out as homosexual could stop Danny’s hot career fast, and even land him in jail. With harsh words, Danny leaves to head for fame and fortune while Jeff starts university. On campus, Jeff meets Archie Ballatine, a history student living as openly as possible. It’s an exciting new world of sex and friendship for Jeff, but then the band comes back to town.  

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Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Annabeth Albert stopping by with her newest release Baked Fresh, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and we also have Cat’s review for you to check out. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Baked Fresh


Annabeth Albert

From its famous coffee to the mouthwatering fare at its cafés, restaurants, and bakeries, Portland, Oregon, has a lot to whet the appetite, including the hard-working men who serve it all up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Vic Degrassi is a baker on the rise, and it’s all thanks to his rare ability to make—and keep—his New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, giving up smoking, or graduating from culinary school, Vic goes after what he wants—and gets it. This year? He wants Robin Dawson, the sweet-hearted hottie who volunteers with him at the local homeless shelter. When he learns that Robin is suddenly single after being unceremoniously dumped, Vic is more than happy to offer a shoulder to cry on—or at least a fresh-baked pastry to bite into. But it’s been a long time since Vic’s gone on a date, and he’s nervous about risking his friendship with Robin. So when their flirtation turns into a steamy night together, Vic and Robin have to figure out if they’re friends with benefits or lovers in the making, and if Robin is ready for something more than just a rebound. There’s only one way to find out: turn up the heat…

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A Pirate’s Life For Me by Tricia Owens Blog Tour & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, Tricia Owens pops in today with her re-release A Pirates Life For Me: Captain and His First Mate, we have a great excerpt and the book is FREE for a limited time, so grab your free copy while you can! ❤ ~Pixie~

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A Pirates Life For Me: Captain and His First Mate

(Pirates of Anteros 01)

Tricia Owens

Lucas joins the cast of a pirate show in the Caribbean but there two problems: the show is gay and he’s not. At least, he doesn’t think so. But the very sexy, very alpha captain Adam and his lover Tyler are convinced Lucas can stand to learn a thing or two about himself which they are more than happy to teach.

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Canine by Jordan Castillo Price Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, Jordan Castillo Price stops by today to show off the cover to her upcoming release Canine, a short in the Channeling Morpheus series. We have a great excerpt and that gorgeous cover for you to check out so enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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(Channeling Morpheus Short 10.2)

Jordan Castillo Price

What’s the difference between a faithful companion and a feral animal? Wild Bill suspects the line separating the two is shaky at best. Supposedly, Michael has been tamed, and he swears he gave up hunting. But when he comes home covered in blood and reeking of adrenaline, Bill fears Michael has crossed paths with another bloodsucker, and the urge to exterminate the vamp was too powerful to resist.

Michael doesn’t need to hunt vampires to stir up trouble. His run-in with threatening neighbors has left him baffled, demoralized, and teetering on the brink of yet another episode of depression. It tears Bill up inside to see Michael suffer—unfortunately, the sorrow also trips his most primal vamp triggers. Before he knows it, his own inner beast rears up, ravenous, insatiable, and ready to tear into the next thing that crosses his path…making him wonder if it was wishful thinking to hope that either of them had been successfully domesticated.

Release Date 21st April 2015 
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