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Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey ~ Audiobook

Title: Hidden Gem

Series: Hidden Gem 01

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Science Fiction

Narrator: Adam McLaughlin

Length: 9 hrs 36 min

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (16th December 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Misaki “Aki” Itou is a psi – a person with mutated DNA granting him psychic abilities. He’s also a contracted companion – a whore. It may not be the perfect profession, but having a roof over his head, food to eat, and not being subjected to torture is a dream come true. He is the top companion at the Hidden Gem, and it makes him enough money to buy the prettiest, most sparkly shoes he can find.

Shane McNaughton is an Irishman who survived the Third World War and works as a cop. As head of Missing Persons, he’s good at finding people, but after the plague mutated his DNA, he has a hard time letting anyone see the monster inside. He’s been paying for Aki’s services for two years, both the psi and the sexual kind, but he wants more from the companion.

Shane needs Aki’s ability to see into another person’s past to track down a serial killer murdering the children of rich and powerful men, but the more they work together, the clearer it becomes that they are linked through a darker past than either of them realizes.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: An alternative reality, where society has gone through World War II and the US is divided into North and South, with scientists experimenting on human DNA to create clones, and super soldiers, concentration camps, and many societal horrors are the backdrop for an unusual romance. 

Each character is fascinating in a way only sci-fi can make them. Aki feels safe in his home, The Hidden Gem, working as a high end prostitute/companion. Sure beats living on the streets, starving, abused and rejected without much of a glimmer in his memory of his true past. Not only does he now live a plush, protected life, as a companion Aki is limited to oral sex and hand jobs because he can’t touch or be touched without a barrier due to his sci ability. But that’s also something he desperately craves, the companionable touch of a lover, Shane in particular. 

There are so many characters, and each one piques my curiosity, especially Paris, but I think that’s a whole new book. Candy is one of my favorites, because each MC needs a bestie. The different characters including the owners of the Hidden Gem, and the investigators, and people from Aki’s past all have so much more to mine…lots of back story and so much possibility. I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of the support characters. 

On top of Aki’s drive to control his mutant abilities, he has to confront and understand his past, so that he no longer needs to live in fear of the future….one he hopes can involve a certain strong, sexy Irish detective. 

The narration is really good, sometimes the distinctions feel over the top, but it makes each character very clear and I love that. The sexual content is hot, right up until…..well. I’ll save that surprise. I can’t really tell a lot more about this book without dropping so many spoilers.

If you love a little mystery, action, and science fiction with your MM romance, you’ll love Hidden Gem! 

Model Investigator by Lissa Kasey

Lissa Kasey - Model Investigations CoverTitle: Model Investigator 

Series: Haven Investigations 03

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 26, 2017)

Length: Novel (250pgs)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: With his lover, Kade, missing, androgynous former model turned private investigator Ollie Petroskovic is ready to kick some ass to bring him home. 

Ollie and his ex, rock star Jacob Elias, need to find Kade and free him from the clutches of his manipulative family. But with Ollie suffering from chronic migraines and Jacob unable to bear loud noises, they are hardly the dynamic duo. It takes a lot of sweet talking on the part of Jacob, and patience Ollie doesn’t have, to find Kade. Only Kade’s not whole anymore. The fight for Kade’s heart and mind is far from over. 

It’s Ollie’s turn to guide Kade through nightmares, self-doubt, and PTSD. Kade’s memories are scattered, fragmented with possible horrors, and he’s not quite sure what is real. Ollie will have to draw on his investigative skills to clear Kade of the terrible accusations his family has made and help Kade unlock the truth. But in doing so, he ignores his own health, which could have catastrophic consequences for everyone, especially when digging up the past could be lethal for them all.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-555-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/model-investigator-by-lissa-kasey-8611-b

Reviewer:  Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Haven Investigations collection features Kade and Ollie and their story. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. 

As with the previous books, this one ends with a major cliff-hanger, which I will admit drives me nuts, but it also makes you wish the next book was already waiting for you to read.  I wasn’t sure that I liked where it went through, but for these two amazing men it just seemed to work.  Although, I definitely don’t like where Kade ended up, but you will have to read to find out what I am talking about.

Kade and Ollie end up in an accident, but when Ollie awakes he finds out that Kade’s family had taken him from the hospital.  Ollie knew they needed to get him away before he lost Kade forever.  Then things get crazy and out of hand.  There are some pretty amazing twists to this story that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and gasping.  

I hate to admit that I had to go back and read the previous books because I couldn’t remember who they were and what their story was.  For me, that is not a good thing, as if the story is awesome it will stick with me for quite some time.  However even with those issues, I had a lot of fun reading this and cannot wait to see what happens to our sexy men. 

This is probably the only series that I do enjoy where the characters are used as main characters in every book.  That has not usually been a favorite series type of mine and I tend to lose interest in the whole thing, however, like I said, that is not the same with this series and story.  My interest was kept throughout the whole book and I can guarantee that it will probably be the same with future books.  

I would definitely recommend this book and the previous stories.

Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey ~ Audiobook

Lissa Kasey - Model Citizen Cover AudioTitle: Model Citizen

Series:  Haven Investigations 01

Author: Lissa Kasey

Narrator: Mark Pohlable

Genre: Contemporary, Crime

Length: 7 hrs, 53 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (26th July 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency – Petroskovic Haven Investigations – and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide.

Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running.

When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating, if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart before they can find solid ground together.

Product Link: Audible US |  Audible UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Model Behaviour by Lissa Kasey is a very engaging book to say the least, both emotionally and mentally. I have to say it also starts with one of the most saddest openings that I’ve heard/read in a long time – it’s not just a sad back story, it’s the knowing what will happen because you read the blurb but don’t want it to happen. This was my first Lissa Kasey book, so I was really quite pleased with discovering a new author.

Speaking of firsts, it was also the first time that I heard of anything from Mark Pohlable and I have to say that was equally as pleasing as finding a well written story. He really lent the main character, Ollie, a wonderful voice as he poured out his hopes and dreams, only to have everything shattered and his life completely changed. He is one of those artists that has a variety of voices stashed away and knows the perfect tone to use at the right time.

Ollie is a model (and made heaps of money the career) who has been raised by his older brother after the untimely death of their parents. The brothers share a beautiful bond but unfortunately love is not enough to combat the PTSD Ollie’s brother suffered after first making a life for himself in the army. Seriously, if you haven’t cried by the end of this first chapter then I don’t know what will!

A year after Ollie’s world collapses he is struggling to keep his and his brother’s dream afloat in the form of the PI business his brother ran and the home that Ollie had brought for the two of them to fix up. Ollie isn’t a PI yet, he’s got the hours but he needs another registered PI to sign off the hours of experience. But Ollie isn’t completely alone in the world. And another ring in has been added in the form of his brother’s old army buddy, Kade Alme. Ollie knew Kade when he was younger but it’s been a while since they have seen each other, mostly because Kade had been injured while on a tour around the time his friend had died and after that, well the time just wasn’t right.

Kade and Ollie do make a wonderful couple. However, I did find Ollie’s reticence to a relationship a little tedious at times when Kade was just there being a lovable and caring and all around wonderful guy. I will warn you, this story does end with a proper cliffhanger and if you can’t wait for the sequel, well you can always read the book.

Painting With Fire by Lissa Kasey Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have Lissa Kasey popping in now with her new release Painting With Fire, we have a fantastic guest post and a wonderful excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Painting With Fire

by

Lissa Kasey

Charlie “Wood Chuck” Fox knows his best friend and fellow wildfire firefighter Jessie Row had a major family break up in her past. Charlie has adopted her into his heart and into his huge family and when Jessie gets word her mother has passed away, Charlie fears returning home is going to tear her up. 

Bastian Hart’s choice of career as a doll painter has put him at odds with his family. He’s made a sanctuary for himself on the San Juan Island of Friday Harbor, an hour away from his family. He welcomes his aunt Jessie and her friend Charlie into his house as they all prepare for the upcoming funeral. Charlie and Bastian discover a spark of smoldering fire igniting between them, but Charlie is unwilling to push and Bastian hesitant to trust. 

They will have to wade through pain, hate, and fear to find their future together. 

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Model Bodyguard by Lissa Kasey

lissa-kasey-model-bodyguard-coverTitle: Model Bodyguard

Series: Haven Investigations 02

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime 

Length: Novel (270pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts 

Blurb: Things are going well for androgynous model Ollie Petroskovic, ex-Marine Kade Alme, and their business, Haven Investigations, until rock star Jacob Elias shows up in need of their services… and trouble follows.

Jacob is a playboy with a serious penchant for kink, slaves, and sex toys. He’s also Ollie’s ex—and all that implies. With the media exploiting his personal life, a stalker sending blood-soaked “gifts,” a bumbling security team, and a family he can’t trust as far as he could throw them, Jacob is in desperate need of a bodyguard for his latest tour, and Kade can’t refuse.

While Kade deals with new doubts about his partnership with Ollie and struggles with reminders of his war injuries, Jacob’s stalker escalates from blackmail and threats to murder. As Kade and Ollie work to keep Jacob safe and find the culprit behind the attack, a web of family secrets, lies, and abuse slowly emerges, leading up to a final confrontation that they might not walk away from—and that will have lasting repercussions for Kade and his relationship with Ollie.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-784-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/model-bodyguard-by-lissa-kasey-7611-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Wow, and here I thought book one was explosive. This one is told from Kade’s point of view and let’s just say that you had better be sitting down. You learn a little bit about his past and I have to say you might want to keep some tissues handy. I love how these two guys seem to complement each other, but between the two of them I don’t really see any sane people. 

It is a very unique type of mystery that I have not came across in all of the years that I have been reading stories. This story is full of action, angst, pain, tender moments and laughter. The cat definitely has me smiling. There is so much heat between these two that you could probably have a cookout around them. The story is well developed and has a lot of detail. Although it really didn’t need all of the detail that it did, it made it a bit slow in parts of it. 

Ollie is behind the scenes a lot more since Kade is taking on the bodyguard work for their company. That is until Jacob, Ollie’s creepy ex, shows up needing help. However he is a little off and it ends up being his sister who gets them to agree to help him. Jacob is a sadistic jackal in my books, but then again I don’t understand that much about bondage, slaves and whips. However it would seem that even he has a past that will have you feeling for him. So Kade is going to be his bodyguard… however Kade is about to shoot him, if he keeps getting weird.

Now in book one we were left with a surprise about Nathan and how he might not have committed suicide. One would think that the guys would focus on that also, but Kade feels it might just drive Ollie over the edge. So the story is focused on who is out to get our rock singer. Which makes me crazy, why give us a cliff-hanger if you are not going to go into it. It also brought the book down a bit for me. I don’t like cliff hangers that don’t get answered. And this book gives you a major one.

I really liked book one and pretty much most of this story. However the author jumps from one to another without giving answers to the first one and that drives me nuts. Also here you have a new cliff hanger and no clue when the next book comes out. Then I am sitting here trying to figure out how Kade’s family….well I will let you read the book to find out what question I was going to ask. Let’s just say that it is a fascinating story but also frustrating and did the exact opposite of what it should have.

This newest cliff-hanger makes me not want to read the next book. I am also afraid that this series is one of those series that will only get read once. There is just nothing there to spark my interest more than once, and makes me wonder if I will even remember any of it when the next book comes out. I was slightly disappointed in this particular book and for me that is not a good thing. I guess we will have to see what the next book will be like.

Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey

lissa-kasey-model-citizen-coverTitle: Model Citizen

Series: Haven Investigations #1

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Crime 

Length: Novel (220 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 22, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts 

Blurb: Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency—Petroskovic Haven Investigations—and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide. 

Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running. 

When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart before they can find solid ground together. 

ISBN: 978-1-63476-131-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/model-citizen-by-lissa-kasey-3033-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Earlier on in the day I was getting desperate for not just any romance story, it had to have quite a bit of action, suspense and mystery. So to my surprise when I put in for a long list of books this one hit the bill close to perfection. I had not had a chance to read any stories by this author and let me tell you that I will definitely be checking the rest of her stories out.

Ollie and his brother didn’t grow up on the good side of town. Nathan had joined the military and loved to serve. However when their parents passed on, Nathan gave it all up to come home and raise Ollie to be the best man he could be. He opened up Petroskovic Haven Investigations while Ollie was an international model. Ollie wanted a home for him and his brother. However when him and Mike went to see if Nathan wanted to go eat with them, they found his body instead. It was written down as a suicide.

Now Ollie is a very prickly type of person and very defensive. However he also has this side about him, where he is afraid that he will lose everyone who cares about him. He is also androgynous and gender fluid, although I have to admit that I am not really sure what the last one means. He is now model slash private investigator that is if he can ever get his license. His best friend and her husband decide that he needs help… so in steps Kade.

Kade had been Nathan’s best friend in the service and had fallen for Ollie some time ago. So when he is injured in a bombing, he had to change his career choice. Thank god he had his private investigator’s license. Now Ollie is always dismissing Kade and Kade’s feelings, because he is afraid, which took over most of the story for me. There was a lot of poor little old me flying around from Ollie that got old after a while. Now these two work perfect together both at work and off. It just takes Ollie awhile to find his steps.

I normally hate cliff hangers, but damn this one will lay you flat. Talk about a twist for me. As for this story itself, the mystery was a bit predictable and oddly I knew who was behind it way before they found out. So I do hope that the author does make the next one a bit harder for me to figure out. 

It has only been a few months but I am finding that I actually like a story that has more meat to it then I had expected; one with more substance, danger, murder, creepy friends, sexy men and suspense. However I am also one who is a bit afraid of trying out new authors, who might not be new to others but for me, is new. However this author has not only surprised me but made me rethink some of my thoughts. This story caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me almost everything I could want in a story.

I enjoyed reading this and look forward to the next book. 

Candy Land by Lissa Kasey Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys! We have the brilliant Lissa Kasey popping in with her new release Candy Land. Lissa is also sharing a fantastic excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway! We also have my review for you to check out so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Candy Land

(Hidden Gems 03)
by

Lissa Kasey

Cameron “Candy” Michelson Jr. doesn’t have time for distractions. He’s too busy restructuring the red-light district into an adult playland for City M and running the Hidden Gem. But when his companion, Avery “Ivy” Laurent, grows closer to Jack, an investigator for the Institute of Scientific Study, Candy can’t hide his jealousy. Nor his own interest in Jack.

Ivy is crazy about Jack, but he’s also in love with Candy. Ideally, Ivy longs for all three of them to be together, but between Jack’s nonexistent libido and Candy’s supercharged needs, Ivy isn’t sure how to make it work.

When Jack gets called in to help the City M police department investigate a series of violently murdered companions, both Candy and Ivy brace for trouble. But nothing prepares them for Candy becoming the prime suspect.

In a future landscape of corrupt government officials, brutal BDSM crimes, and a host of dark creatures, Candy, Ivy, and Jack must work together to find the killer, save themselves—and learn how to trust each other.

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Candy Land by Lissa Kasey

Lissa Kasey - Candy Land Cover sTitle: Candy Land

Series: Hidden Gem 03

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Ménage

Length: Novel (274pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-167-2

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (25th April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – High

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Cameron “Candy” Michelson Jr. doesn’t have time for distractions. He’s too busy restructuring the red-light district into an adult playland for City M and running the Hidden Gem. But when his companion, Avery “Ivy” Laurent, grows closer to Jack, an investigator for the Institute of Scientific Study, Candy can’t hide his jealousy. Nor his own interest in Jack.

Ivy is crazy about Jack, but he’s also in love with Candy. Ideally, Ivy longs for all three of them to be together, but between Jack’s nonexistent libido and Candy’s supercharged needs, Ivy isn’t sure how to make it work.

When Jack gets called in to help the City M police department investigate a series of violently murdered companions, both Candy and Ivy brace for trouble. But nothing prepares them for Candy becoming the prime suspect.

In a future landscape of corrupt government officials, brutal BDSM crimes, and a host of dark creatures, Candy, Ivy, and Jack must work together to find the killer, save themselves—and learn how to trust each other.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7636

Review: This book is part of a series and must be read in order.

Candy is being buried with responsibility as he takes over the Hidden Gem, he micro manages and has little time for his friends and when he notices that Ivy is growing closer to Jack he gets jealous, but is he jealous of Jack or Ivy? Ivy has grown to love both Jack and Candy but can’t think of a way to get the two men together, with Jack’s lack of sexual interest and Candy’s near satyriasis needs Ivy doesn’t know if they would ever find a middle ground. Jack cares for both Ivy and Candy and is comfortable with Ivy’s sweetness and gentle caring but Candy’s aggressive needs scare the hell out of him. But when Candy is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation both Ivy and Jack pull together to protect the man they love.

We re-join the guys at Hidden Gem with a dazzling story that is so much more than the blurb hints at. We are able to catch up with the guys from the previous Hidden Gem books, Shane & Aki and Paris & Rain, and they are woven into the story beautifully, they enhance and give the story an extra development that takes Candy’s, Jack’s and Ivy’s story into a whole new realm.  

Candy, Ivy and Jack are just perfect characters, we’ve met them in previous Hidden Gem stories and they shine as their own story unfolds. Candy has hidden scars just like Jack and Ivy, and as we delve into the story we get a glimpse at each man’s hidden pain. We see the vulnerability of each man and we root for them to find their way to each other. But as amazing as their relationship is the storyline is astoundingly fantastic!

OMG! I LOVED THIS STORY! We are pulled into this story as Jack is called in to help investigate the brutal murders of companions, suspicion falls on Candy as a Dom and then holy cow there’s a huge massive twist and a whole new storyline opens up, it’s just fantastic! I’m not even gonna hint at what happens next only to say that Paris and Rain’s problems in Cardinal Sin have just got a whole lot more complicated.

Yep that’s it guys, this is a story that I will recommend wholeheartedly to fantasy lovers everywhere, it’s a true work of art and Lissa Kasey has shown that she is a master of understated smack you in the face twists. She wrote this story in such a way that while I was anticipating a troubling time as Candy and his friends proved his innocence that I couldn’t, not in a million years, even imagine what was coming next. Because she was secretly plotting to shock the hell out of us with a twist so amazing that I was gobsmacked and devastated and eager for more.

I recommend Candy Land to those who love mismatched men finding love, paranormal and fantasy stories that still manage to amaze, a storyline that grips you by the throat and refuses to let go and an ending so good that you hope there will still be more to come.

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Candy Land by Lissa Kasey Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hey guys! We have the brilliant Lissa Kasey popping in to show off the cover to her upcoming release Candy Land. Lissa is also sharing a fantastic excerpt and I personally can’t wait to get my fingers on the third book in the Hidden Gems series! So guys enjoy the post and that stunning cover! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Candy Land

(Hidden Gems 03)
by

Lissa Kasey

Cameron “Candy” Michelson Jr. doesn’t have time for distractions. He’s too busy restructuring the red-light district into an adult playland for City M and running the Hidden Gem. But when his companion, Avery “Ivy” Laurent, grows closer to Jack, an investigator for the Institute of Scientific Study, Candy can’t hide his jealousy. Nor his own interest in Jack.

Ivy is crazy about Jack, but he’s also in love with Candy. Ideally, Ivy longs for all three of them to be together, but between Jack’s nonexistent libido and Candy’s supercharged needs, Ivy isn’t sure how to make it work.

When Jack gets called in to help the City M police department investigate a series of violently murdered companions, both Candy and Ivy brace for trouble. But nothing prepares them for Candy becoming the prime suspect.

In a future landscape of corrupt government officials, brutal BDSM crimes, and a host of dark creatures, Candy, Ivy, and Jack must work together to find the killer, save themselves—and learn how to trust each other.

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Cardinal Sins by Lissa Kasey Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Lissa Kasey stopping by to show off the cover to her upcoming release Cardinal Sins, there’s a great sneek peek excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the stunning cover, enjoy the excerpt and then click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Cardinal Sins

(Hidden Gem 92)
by

Lissa Kasey

Paris Hansworth, star whore turned senator and the most powerful man in City M, has been hiding his terminal illness for years.  Searching for a way to reverse the toxic environment that’s killing him, Paris stumbles upon a lost research facility, and a merman named Rain.

Years alone has made Rain long for companionship, and the beautiful man on the other side of the glass intrigues him. But Rain speaks the wrong language, and is decades out of touch. He isn’t quite sure what to think of the new environment he’s been thrust into.

As a virus spreads through the city targeting City M’s most private residents—A-Ms—Paris realizes he’s out of time. He’s willing to sacrifice everything, even his own life, to stop it. But Rain might just be the missing DNA link to explain the mutations created in the last plague, maybe even the cure.

Watching Paris race to save his friends, Rain knows he’s found someone special and will do anything to stay by his side. But the past Paris thought he’d escaped is seeking revenge, and he’s forced to adapt yet again, possibly even becoming a monster. He only hopes Rain will still want him.

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Evolution by Lissa Kasey, 2nd edition

o-evolutionTitle: Evolution (2nd Edition)
Series: Evolution 01
Author: Lissa Kasey
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal/ Young Adult
Length: Novel (250 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (28th July 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ – 4 Hearts

Blurb: Gene Sage has only ever wanted to sing, but his band, Evolution, is pushing him toward the big time. He finds it hard to focus on making musical history when he’s dreaming of graveyards and seeing ghosts. And while all he can think of is hiding who he is from a world unforgiving of anyone different, he discovers he’s also the ultimate snack for vampires and demons. When Gene literally runs into—over—his idol, Kerstrande Petterson, rock god, vampire in hiding, and music cynic, his life falls over the edge into chaos.

Jaded by the world and nearly a decade in the music business, Kerstrande thinks Gene wants to use him to make Evolution immortal in more than one way, but he can’t seem to brush aside the young singer’s enthusiasm.

Getting involved with Kerstrande drags Gene into otherworldly power struggles. Between the ghosts stalking them, the media painting supernaturals as villains, and a vampire out of control in the city, the only way for Gene and Kerstrande to survive is for Gene to embrace his powers—and his destiny.

1st Edition published by Harmony Ink Press, May 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-061-4

Purchase Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/evolution-by-lissa-kasey-116-b

Reviewer: Pixie

Review: This is the 2nd edition and has some minor editing, 1st edition was published under the author name Sam Kadence. Genesis (Gene) only wants to sing with his band Evolution. He doesn’t care about fame and fortune just the music.

When Gene hits a man with his car, he is shocked to discover it is retired rock star, Kerstrande (KC) and his life is about to get even more out of control. Seeing ghosts and people’s auras, and dreaming of graveyards is the norm for Gene, but being the chew toy for vampires isn’t. Being attracted to Kerstrande, Gene refuses to let Kerstrande push him away, and Gene is dragged into the paranormal world that he has always ignored.

Kerstrande thinks Gene only wants him for the riches and power that he possesses, but his own pull towards the young man won’t let him walk away. Having to confront old friends to keep Gene safe and fighting his own past demons, Kerstrande has to accept Gene means more to him than he wanted him to.

This is quite a good fantasy novel. Gene is different from most people… he can see and speak to ghosts. He can also see the auras of people and read their moods and Gene is about to discover that he is even more different from he thought. KC is a retired rock star; he’s also a vampire in hiding and one with a dark past. When KC and Gene collide, it is the beginning of a reluctant relationship laced with bitterness and resentment before blooming into more.

The storyline is one where you learn as you go. We slowly discover the paranormal beings. We piece together what is happening with Gene and what he is becoming and watch as Gene and KC struggle to find balance in their relationship. I must admit I began to like Gene a hell of a lot more when he started to stand up for himself, instead of letting people walk all over him.

Some of his so-called friends were just manipulative, but some of them were real gems like Cris. KC has been used and manipulated in the past so he is very wary of Gene, pushing him away with his nasty attitude. Gene won’t give up, though, until he has cracked KC’s shell.

I will admit that while I liked this story I found it to be a bit creepy as well. Gene is seventeen and by his own admission has been sexually active for a couple of years, and what I found creepy was that although some of the men he slept with looked the same age as him they were actually much older. What I liked about this book was the paranormal aspect and the strange relationship between Gene and KC.

The paranormals are known to humans and there are laws in place and there’s even a group called Preservation Group who wants to wipe out the paranormals. The vampires have their good and bad, there’s an incubus and maybe a demon. It is all really vague and mysterious and you keep hoping something more will be revealed. I will also add a warning here that there is a near rape scene and some scenes of apparent orgies.

This 2nd edition also has a sneak peek excerpt from Evolution: Genesis (13th October) so we get to see a little of what’s coming next.

I will recommend this story to those that love paranormal, young adult, danger, discovery, a strange relationship and an ending that leaves you wondering what’s coming next.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Model Citizen

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Lissa Kasey

Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency—Petroskovic Haven Investigations—and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide. 

Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running.

When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart before they can find solid ground together.

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Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Model Citizen

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Lisa Kasey

Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency—Petroskovic Haven Investigations—and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide. 

Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running.

When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart before they can find solid ground together.

Release Date 22nd June 2015
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Inheritance by Lissa Kasey Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Inheritance

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Lissa Kasey

Seiran Rou’s life is complicated—he’s the only male in the world allowed to take magic classes in a female-dominant society, his vampire boyfriend, Gabe, is hinting that he wants more, and his mother is demanding a grandchild.  But when a co-worker turns up dead on his doorstep, Seiran realizes his problems are only beginning.

With the police dogging his steps, a stalker-like bartender watching his every move, and a magic groupie following him around, Seiran is finding it hard to hide his power—a power that if revealed could get him killed. The Dominion, the ruling body of elemental magic, seems to have started a deadly game to control the rare magic he possesses.

Someone is pulling strings, murdering witches, and gathering power. When Seiran finds himself next on the hit list, he doesn’t know whether to run and hide or prove himself to be the powerful witch he is. If he stands up and fights, he’ll have to decide what is more important—hiding his power or protecting the ones he loves.

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 Inheritance

 (Dominion 01)
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Lissa Kasey

Seiran Rou’s life is complicated—he’s the only male in the world allowed to take magic classes in a female-dominant society, his vampire boyfriend, Gabe, is hinting that he wants more, and his mother is demanding a grandchild.  But when a co-worker turns up dead on his doorstep, Seiran realizes his problems are only beginning.

With the police dogging his steps, a stalker-like bartender watching his every move, and a magic groupie following him around, Seiran is finding it hard to hide his power—a power that if revealed could get him killed. The Dominion, the ruling body of elemental magic, seems to have started a deadly game to control the rare magic he possesses.

Someone is pulling strings, murdering witches, and gathering power. When Seiran finds himself next on the hit list, he doesn’t know whether to run and hide or prove himself to be the powerful witch he is. If he stands up and fights, he’ll have to decide what is more important—hiding his power or protecting the ones he loves.

Release date: 3rd March 2015

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