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The Necessary Deaths by David C. Dawson Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have debut author David C. Dawson stopping by today with his upcoming debut release The Necessary Deaths, we have an intro post from David, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway! So check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Necessary Deaths

(The Delingpole Mysteries 01)
by

David C. Dawson

A young journalism student lies unconscious in a hospital bed in Brighton, England. His life hangs in the balance after a ketamine overdose. But was it attempted suicide, or attempted murder? At the request of the student’s mother, British lawyer Dominic Delingpole reluctantly takes on the role of investigator, aided by his outspoken opera singer partner, Jonathan McFadden.

The student’s boyfriend discovers compromising photographs hidden in his lover’s room. The photographs not only feature senior politicians and business chiefs, but the young journalist himself. Is he being blackmailed, or is he the blackmailer?

As Dominic and Jonathan investigate further, their lives are threatened and three people are murdered. They uncover a conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of government and powerful corporations. The people behind it are ruthless, no one can be trusted. The bond between Dominic and Jonathan deepens as they struggle not only for answers, but for their very survival.

Release date: 1st Novermber 2016

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Matthias by Alexis Duran Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Alexis Duran popping in today with her upcoming instalment of the Order of the Black Knights series Matthias, we have a brilliant guest post where Alexis chats about Matthias, and we have a great excerpt, so guys check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Matthias

(Order of the Black Knights 02)
by

Alexis Duran

From Louisiana swamp rat to revivalist huckster to skilled con artist, Matthias Krall clawed his way out of poverty using his natural gifts of grift and manipulation to become the leader of an exclusive retreat center. Exploiting the guise of spiritual guru, Matthias seduces the rich and powerful into turning over their lives and fortunes to his control. But wealth and a small cadre of loyal followers can’t protect Matthias from the betrayal he knows is imminent. Everyone wants what Matthias has, except for one man who wants to destroy it. Dylan Connelly is a reporter who’s determined to prove the charismatic recluse is not only a fraud but a murderer.

Irresistibly drawn to Dylan despite the warnings in his gut, Matthias lures Dylan to his island retreat, determined to destroy his enemy once and for all.

Multi Author series

Release date: 2nd November 2016

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The Disciple by Susan Laine

susan-laine-the-disciple-coverTitle: The Disciple

Series: The Wheel Mysteries 04

Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-662-2

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (21st October 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Gus Goodwin witnesses a young man acting strangely at his occult shop—and a day later the same youth is found brutally murdered at a secluded Radical Faerie sanctuary in the mountains. Gus and his private detective boyfriend, Niall Valentine, once again find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

First to cross their path is Professor Alex Kittridge, Gus’s ex-boyfriend. Then into the picture stumbles Autumnsong, the biggest enigma they’ve ever encountered, to complicate the already confusing case. As Gus and Niall try to decipher the meaning of the cryptic poems left at the murder scenes, their pasts not yet laid to rest put a strain on their relationship.

Gus and Niall must uncover a slew of secrets within a spiritual group of queer social rebels before the vile killer strikes again—or the investigation could very well end up being their last.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-disciple-by-susan-laine-7658-b

Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order.

Gus is suspicious of a young man in his shop; he puts it out of his mind though when the young man buys a necklace until he later receives the same necklace covered in blood. Then Gus and Niall find themselves in the middle of another murder investigation involving a spiritual religion, the Radical Faeries. Gus and Niall with the aid of Virgil Hughes (homicide detective) search out clues to the murderer’s identity before they strikes again.

This story is a great addition to the Wheel Mysteries series, we get the chance to see Gus and Niall again as their relationship grows from strength to strength and they investigate another puzzling pagan religion connected murder.

As they move forward to discover why the young man was murdered they find a connection to Autumnsong, who we’ve met in previous stories, and Autumnsong knows more than he is saying. We also meet new characters who bring some tension to Gus and Niall’s relationship and we are introduced to the religion Radical Faeries… I have to say that I enjoy discovering new-to-me pagan type religions that Susan Laine includes in her books.

The storyline is brilliant, we are led on a merry dance as the guys dig into this investigation and the reason for the murders is just so senseless that we shake our heads at the unjustness of it all. We discover that there’s a connection to all the books and the Cabal are dead centre in the middle of it all, just what are Gus and Niall going to face in the future?

I do have to hold my hands up and admit that over the series Gus has actually grown on me and I’ve come to cherish him as much as I’ve always cherished Niall, he can still be a pain in the arse with his stubborn ‘I know best’ attitude and he’s again faced with great danger after running headlong into a situation where he doesn’t stop to think about the consequences, and Niall and Gus have their first big fall out as Niall takes Gus to task. *whispers ’Go Niall, tell him like it is’*   

I recommend this to those who love mysteries and suspense, great characters, a dash of danger, an interesting investigation and a very happy ending. 

Crashing Waves by C.J. Baty Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have C.J. Baty popping in today with her newest release Crashing Waves, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Crashing Waves

(The Warfield Hotel Mysteries 02)
by

C.J. Baty

Justin Warfield ran away to Italy to put the events of last summer and a certain dark-haired private eye behind him, to no avail. If anything, he can’t help but rehash what happened over and over. When he finally returns to South Carolina, the hotel he runs with his brother has suffered a series of incidents that are starting to look less accidental after a death threat is received.

Not satisfied that Moses Lee and his local police will find the culprit, Peter Warfield calls in the services of his good friend Marcus Drummond to help. Marcus is torn. He wants to help his friend, but he also knows that if Justin has moved on after their failed flirtation last summer, he will be devastated.

Tensions mount as danger seems to follow them at every turn, stalking them as they get closer to solving the mystery of who is behind the sabotage of the hotel.

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Needing by Sarah Masters (2nd Edition)

sarah-masters-voices-01-needing-coverTitle: Needing (2nd Edition)

Series: Voices 01

Author: Sarah Masters

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Contemporary

Length: Novella (155pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 11, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Getting calls from the dead in the middle of the night isn’t Oliver’s idea of fun… 

Oliver gets calls from the dead, imploring him to help them find their killers. He’s heard them since he was a child and now assists the police in their investigations. He works closely with Detective Langham—and has steadily fallen more in love with him every day of the six months he’s known him. But does Langham feel the same? Is Langham even gay?

When Oliver answers the call of a dead woman, he finds himself standing in a remote field, gazing down at her corpse. Someone else is out there with him, though, watching, waiting to cause him harm. After he’s run off the road, Oliver has no choice but to aid Langham in finding her killer—no choice because more people are killed and more people call out to him…he’s unable to ignore their pleas.

As the body count grows and the investigation becomes more complex, Oliver realises that Langham is indeed very gay—and out to make Oliver his.

ISBN: 978-1-78184-476-2

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/needing

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first started reading this, I wasn’t sure I would make it past the first chapter, so I had put the book down for a couple of hours. Kind of like giving my eyes a rest and giving this story a second chance, and let me tell you it worked. I have to say that the cover was kind of creepy and considering this story, it fit.

Oliver knows two things, one is the dead and the other is, he has the hots for the detective he deals with. Oliver has always been able to hear the dead talking to him after they were killed. This is the first time though, that they were talking to him while they were being murdered. This one murder leads him on a difficult task. This one murder is just the start of a gory mass murder. Drugs, torn apart bodies, children with red eyes and demons are just a start with him. However he at least has a good man on his side.

Langham has wanted Oliver from the start, and he is going to show him in more ways than one. Now all they have to do is to find out who is behind the killings before he can show Oliver just how much he wants him. The problem is these murders are even more freaky then he thought. The danger was high and he had plans.

I found myself loving this story more than I thought. I absolutely loved the world this author created and the gift it took to make it this wicked. I was glad that I had given it a second chance and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Friendly Fire by Cari Z. Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Cari Z. popping in with her new release Friendly Fire, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Friendly Fire

by

Cari Z.

Elliot McKenzie is the king of reinvention. Five years after losing his job and his lover and almost going to prison, his self-help program, Charmed Life, is more successful than he’d ever dreamed. He thinks he’s put his sordid past firmly behind him, until he starts receiving cryptic threats . . . and realizes it might not be as over as he’d hoped. 

Security expert Lennox West has been lost since a deadly skirmish in Afghanistan led to his forced retirement from the Army. His PTSD makes helping his ex raise their daughter a challenge. When his ex’s sister asks him to set her boss up with a security system, Lennox isn’t expecting anyone like Elliot McKenzie—a man who captures his attention and makes him feel relaxed for the first time since leaving the service.

But Elliot is dangerously stubborn. Even as the threats against him escalate, he refuses to involve the police, and Lennox fears that stubbornness could kill him. A battle of wills ensues that brings them closer to each other than either man expected. But if the threats turn real, they might not live long enough to get their future together. 

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Rogue Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller Blog Tour & Teasers!

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Hi guys, we have Jamie Lynn Miller popping in tosay with her newest release Rogue Soldier, we have some great teasers, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Rogue Soldier

(Shadow Unit 02)
by

Jamie Lynn Miller

Shadow Unit may have overturned the illegal arms cartel in Kuala Lumpur, but the harrowing undercover op left emotional scars on Sergeants Shawn Weller and Connor Finley. Slowly, patiently, they piece their partnership back together, closer now than ever before. 

But the arrival of Julian Montgomery, Shawn’s former CIA handler and lover, threatens to tear them apart. Julian knows all of Shawn’s secrets as well as the past Shawn has kept hidden from Connor. Now the self-serving Julian wants Shawn back—with the CIA and with him. No one will get in his way. Including Connor. 

When the joint Shadow Unit/CIA mission to stop the supplier of a deadly biological weapon goes sideways, Connor is captured, tortured, and used as a human test subject. It’s a race against time to save his life. But who can Shawn trust? 

And who has gone rogue?

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Quarry by Elizabeth Noble Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hiya peeps! We have Elizabeth Noble stopping by today to show off the cover to her upcoming release Quarry, the second book in her The Vampire Guard series. Elizabeth also lets us have a peek at an excerpt, so check out that fabulous cover and read the exciting excerpt! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Quarry

(The Vampire Guard 02)
by

Elizabeth Noble

The members of the Vampire Guard—Jonas Forge, spy and soldier turned cop; computer hacker extraordinaire Blair Turner; Declan, thief, con man, and ex-pirate; and medical examiner and werewolf Dr. Lucas Coate—face a dangerous and elusive enemy.

And this time, it’s personal.

Over the course of three hundred years, a man has touched each of their lives in ways they are only just realizing. When a hunt for a psychotic killer in the present resurrects memories and clues from the past, they discover how they have been affected and are bound by the existence of a ruthless vampire criminal. Now, while preventing a heist at a high-tech art show and thwarting several large-scale explosions, the team must employ their unique blend of science and supernatural abilities to put an end to the machinations of the man toying with their lives.

This time, he won’t slip through their fingers.

This time, it’s more than a case. It’s a hunt, and Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas won’t stop until they’ve captured their quarry.

Release date: 17th January 2017

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The First Act by Vanessa Mulberry Guest Post & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Vanessa Mulberry popping in today with her upcoming release The First Act, we have a short guest post from Vanessa and an exclusive excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The First Act

by

Vanessa Mulberry

April 1594. William Moodie thinks he’s in love with celebrated actor, Richard Brasyer. When Brasyer’s playing company, Goldfox’s Men, comes to town, William is only too willing to leave his country life for the opportunities of the theater and a life in London. Determined to become Richard’s apprentice, William seeks to impress his mentor with his acting—and please him in bed.

Meanwhile, Richard struggles to escape his past as a spy and disentangle himself from the manipulations of his former master and ex-lover, Bennett Goldfox. Swearing off a relationship with his new apprentice proves difficult for Richard, as William uses all his youthful charms to seduce him. When Bennett’s life is threatened, Richard is lured back into the game for one final mission, and he and William travel to Cambridge to hunt down a list of traitors to the Crown.

In the midst of danger and deception, Richard and William come to truly see each other, faults and all, and realize their feelings run deeper than either expected.

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Morning My Angel by Sue Brown Review Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sue Brown popping in with her new release Morning My Angel, we have a fantastic new excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link

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Morning My Angel

(Angel Enterprises 01)
by

Sue Brown

Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path. 

He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse. 

Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.

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Gideon by Ashe Barker

Ashe Parker - Gideon Cover sTitle: Gideon 

Series:  Order of the Black Knights 01

Author: Ashe Barker

Genre: Erotic Romance, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 – 4 Hearts

Blurb: Gideon Maybury enjoys a life of wealth and privilege, not to mention the advantages his position offers him in his career as a merchant banker and his less public life as a high-class, skilled, and very well-paid assassin for Her Majesty’s government. When his brother dies unexpectedly, he becomes the Duke of Westmoreland.

Michael Mathison has hated Gideon since they were at university together. He’s convinced Gideon had a hand in the death of Michael’s college lover, Christopher, and that he had something to do with the death of his own brother. So he gets a job as Gideon’s driver, enabling him to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the elder Maybury sibling. At first his suspicions seem to be confirmed, but clues emerge that suggest all is not as it appears at Maybury Hall.

As the mystery deepens, so does the attraction between the two implacable enemies, as does the feeling that they have met before—under dark and terrible circumstances. Each has reasons not to trust the other, but neither is averse to a bit of kinky play. Gideon and Michael end up owing each other their lives, and it results in consequences neither could have imagined.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-708-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/gideon-by-ashe-barker-7597-b

Reviewer: Shorty & Pixie

Shorty’s Review: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

I have so many mixed emotions about this book at this moment. Gideon had me cringing with his weird sense of fascination with death. I found it horrifying that he would actually kill animals then move on to humans, no details, just short descriptions, to satisfy that curiosity. It was almost like reading the makings of a serial killer, at least that’s how I saw him as.

Michael thinks Gideon had something to with his ex-boyfriends death as well as Gideon’s own brother. It was hard for me to connect with either of these characters as one was a sociopath and the other I did not understand how he could suspect one of murdering two people yet sleep with him.

Gideon is reborn every time he dies as the result of being a mysterious man’s minion. But I believe he already had the murdering instinct well before his first meeting with the man who changed him. Gideon’s character gave me the creeps at his lack of empathy for human life. 

Did I hate the book or love it, the answer is neither yes or no because I don’t know. It was well written I will say that. 

Pixie’s Review: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Gideon is a lot of a sociopath, he takes pleasure in pushing the boundaries in all matters including death, and he uses those skills well in his clandestine job for the Government. When someone seems to be out to get him Gideon has no idea who it might be, and it isn’t long before his new driver comes under suspicion especially when Gideon discovers the man isn’t who he says he is.

Michael loathes Gideon with a passion, he truly believes that Gideon got away with murdering his ex-boyfriend and when Gideon’s brother dies Michael isn’t about to let Gideon get away with murder again.

I enjoyed this story and found both character equally as hard to get, I mean Gideon just seems to have no real emotions for anyone or anything, seeming indifferent to anything that isn’t centred on him. Michael is just as hard to get as he loathes Gideon but quickly changes his tune to f**k him, he seems determined to get one over on Gideon but then seems to be quite blasé when he thinks Gideon is a hitman.

The storyline surrounding Gideon and Michael is a really good one, and I thought that their relationship suited them both as they slowly warmed up to each other. I liked seeing them work together and figure out who is after Gideon even as they are adversaries.

We do get a little information on the Order of the Black Knights… and it wasn’t really what I was expecting at all. It’s all shrouded in mystery, a dash of paranormal and being stuck in a recurring cycle of death. Gideon made a deal which he’s bound by, he has to forgive his enemy rather than kill him to break the contract and with each cycle he gets colder and colder becoming numb to his feelings.

I’d recommend this to those who want something different, with a dash of hot sex and adversaries who turn to lovers, oh and a great ending.

Morning My Angel by Sue Brown Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sue Brown popping in with her brand new release Morning My Angel, we have a fantastic excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Morning My Angel

by

Sue Brown

Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path. 

He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse. 

Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.

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In From The Cold by J.T. Rogers Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have debut author J.T. Rogers stopping by today with her upcoming debut novel In From The Cold, we have a fantastic guest post where J.T. chats about publishing and what she didn’t know about it, and we have a great excerpt, so guys check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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In From The Cold

(A Robert Flynn Novel 01)
by

J.T. Rogers

Robert Flynn abandoned a sterling military career when his best friend and fellow soldier, Wesley Pike, died under his command. More than a decade later, Flynn’s quiet life is disturbed by the troubles of a fledgling CIA and Alexander Grant, a flashy agent with a lot to prove. As the space race between the United States and the Soviets heats up and the body count rises, the two men fight to find common ground. Grant knows Flynn believes in the cause, but all Flynn sees is the opportunity to fail someone like he failed Wes. An attack by a Soviet agent spurs Flynn to action and a reluctant association with the agency, and tilts Flynn’s world on its axis with a shocking discovery: Wesley Pike may be alive and operating as a Soviet assassin.

With Grant to bankroll the operation, his superiors looking the other way, and Flynn’s hard-earned peace officially forfeit, Flynn reunites his old team with the singular goal of finding Wes. But they get more than they bargained for—Wes is amnesiac and dangerous, brainwashed into becoming the perfect weapon. Flynn struggles to reach his friend, lead his team, and navigate his charged relationship with Grant—something neither of them expected and aren’t sure how to parse—while coming to grips with his long-buried feelings for Wes.

Release date: 4th October 2016

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Gideon by Ashe Barker Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Ashe Barker stopping by today her upcoming release  Gideon, we have  a quick guest post from Ashe, and there’s a brand new tasty excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Gideon

(Order of the Black Knights 01)
by

Ashe Barker

Gideon Maybury enjoys a life of wealth and privilege, not to mention the advantages his position offers him in his career as a merchant banker and in his less public life as a high-class, skilled, and very well-paid assassin for Her Majesty’s government. When his brother dies unexpectedly, he becomes the Duke of Westmoreland.

Michael Mathison has hated Gideon since they were at university together. He’s convinced Gideon had a hand in the death of Michael’s college lover, Christopher, and that he had something to do with the death of his own brother. So he gets a job as Gideon’s driver, enabling him to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the elder Maybury sibling. At first his suspicions seem to be confirmed, but clues come to light that suggest all is not as it appears at Maybury Hall.

As the mystery deepens, so does the attraction between the two implacable enemies. Each has reasons not to trust the other, but neither is averse to a bit of kinky play. Gideon and Michael end up owing each other their lives, and it results in consequences neither could have imagined.

Release date: 5th October 2016

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Raven’s Rest by Stephen Osborne

stephen-osborne-ravens-rest-coverTitle: Raven’s Rest

Author: Stephen Osborne

Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, Spirits, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-701-8

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (23rd September 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Michael Cook has left his abusive lover and settled in the small town of Banning, Illinois. Having nowhere else to go, he checks into the Raven’s Rest Inn and soon learns that the haunted reputation of the hotel is well deserved. Michael gets a job at a local café, where he meets Trey Ramsey. Though Michael has misgivings about starting up a new relationship, Trey seems to be the complete opposite of Michael’s controlling ex, so he decides to give Trey a chance.

Life at the Raven’s Rest becomes increasingly frightening when the ghost of Coleman Hollis appears in Michael’s room. Coleman seems to want something from Michael, and the mystery deepens when Michael discovers he’s the spitting image of Coleman’s lover from years ago. Together, Michael and Trey must discover why Coleman’s spirit is drawn to the Raven’s Rest—and to Michael.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/ravens-rest-by-stephen-osborne-7550-b

Review: After five years Michael has left his psychologically abusive lover and is hiding out in a small town. Staying at the local Inn, Raven’s Rest, he’s told the story of its ghosts and becomes fascinated by one of them especially when he sees the ghost of that past resident, Coleman, a young man who disappeared many years before. Michael decides to stay in town and stumbles across a job in a small café as well as Trey, a laid back guy who sparks Michael’s interest.

Michael and Trey begin to look into Coleman’s story after an altercation with the ghost and they discover a sad story of young love torn apart and destroyed. While getting to the bottom of the mystery of the ghost Michael still has to deal with his ex when Kevin comes hunting for him.

This is brilliant story where a man running from his ex-lover stumbles across a ghost story that leads to a decades old mystery. Michael has suffered from mental abuse from the man who was supposed to love him for years, Michael’s finally found the courage to leave him but he knows Kevin will follow him so he heads for a small town. It’s the beginning of a ghostly adventure of mystery and murder, and discovering new love.

I really enjoyed this story, it flowed really well and Michael and Trey connected from the instant they met, their romance moves quickly but fits them perfectly. The mystery part of the story was excellent, with Michael determined to get to the truth and discover just what happened to Coleman. It’s a terrible tale of bigotry and murder.

Both Michael and Trey are excellent characters and there are also one or two other jewels floating through the story like Jesenia (who wears a badge labelled ‘The Town Witch’) and Gloria Ramsey (Trey’s mother), they both add to the story and bring some lightness to the story as well. I also liked the fact that Michael got some closure with Kevin as well, there is a confrontation where Kevin loses it but he does finally accept that his actions drove Michael away and hopefully he’ll learn a lesson from losing Michael.

I recommend this to those who love ghost mysteries, finding peace with yourself, discovering new love, dodging danger and an excellent ending.