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New Adult

Recent Release: Eeli (Brotherhood of Ormarr #3) by Steph Marie, Bobbie Rayne

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45882845-eeli

Eeli~
I’ve been training my entire life for this; I need to be the best, the best fighter, the best dragon rider in the entire brotherhood. This is what I was born for. The only problem is that my bonded dragon, Bodhi, and I can’t seem to get it together. One minute I think we’re connecting properly, and the next she’s taking off, leading me to the one guy I don’t want to know: Slash. He’s basically the opposite of me in every way, and I don’t get why he’s suddenly everywhere I turn, but I can’t deny how he makes me feel when he looks at me.
Slash~
Three years ago my sister and I had to come to a new town and started new schools without our parents’ unconditional love and support. My uncle’s an uncaring drunk, so I’m doing the best I can to keep us both clothed and fed with only an after school job. If I didn’t have her to live for, the loneliness would be excruciating. Now, with only a few months until graduation, I’ve suddenly made a friend because of my sister, and another guy keeps stumbling into me who I think needs help: Eeli. I don’t understand why no one else sees how oddly he’s behaving, but I can’t deny my attraction for him is growing with every mishap.
Eeli is the third book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Eeli is a m/m NA romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.
Review

This is my favorite book in the series! I adored this couple! I was worried it was going to be a scaled down romance with the NA in the description but it wasn’t! We get to experience all the horrible stages of falling in love in high school and then transition to a life fighting evil as an adult. It was very well paced and wonderfully humorous and touching, too.

Highly recommended!

6 of 5

Categories
adult - 18+

Recent Release: Zale (Brotherhood of Ormarr #2) by Michelle Frost

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45838523-zale

Davis~
It was just another job—at least it was supposed to be—but snaring the feisty blue dragon I’d been contracted to collect and her rider in my trap changed everything. Hunting dragons was my job, and I was damn good at it. I’d never missed a target. Never failed to make a delivery. So why was every step toward turning over my bounty suddenly a struggle? No quarry had ever managed to get under my skin, but something in Zale’s haunting blue eyes called to me like nothing ever had before.

Zale~
When Itsaso and I were kidnapped, we fought like hell but found ourselves at the dragon hunter’s mercy. He locked my dragon away, leaving me to face captivity alone. Now, all I have to rely on is the training that’s been drilled into me every day for as long as I can remember and biding my time, waiting for Davis to make a mistake. Or my brothers to find and rescue us. But something happened the first time I truly looked in Davis’s eyes, dark pools as deep and enchanting as the sea, and I realized I was in so much more danger than I thought. How could a ruthless dragon hunter be my perfect mate?

Zale is the second book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Zale is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.

Review

This continues to be an amazing series with this, the second book. Each can be read on their own, but you definitely lose something if you don’t read them in order.

This had a bit more “darkness” to it than book 1 and as a result it had a bit more feels to it as well.

It moved along great and I absolutely loved the happy ending!

Highly recommend this series and this book!

5 stars

Categories
adult - 18+

Recent Release: Azaran (Brotherhood of Ormarr #1) by Jacki James

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45845178-azaran

Azaran~
I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.

Toby~
AlI I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.

Azaran is the first book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Azaran is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.

Review

Man did I get lucky when I found this series! This was AMAZING! I loved everything about it. The world building is fantastic. Each brother is unique and well developed. The individual authors did a great job having their own “flavor” of story but still feeling like it clicked with the other books in the series. The conflict and the romance were well balanced. The smexy times were hawt!

I can’t say enough great things about this and I really hope they make audio books out of them!

Highly recommended!

5 stars

Categories
adult - 18+

Retro Review: Twice Shy (Javier Coven #2) by Jayda Marx

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48635684-twice-shy

Blurb

Bastian – For three hundred twenty eight years, my soul has ached, calling out for its fated match. I yearn for the one who will complete me; the one I can protect, love, honor and cherish for all time. When my best friend, prince, and Coven Master Dante found his soulmate Ben, I was overjoyed for the pair, but also envious of their bond. I wondered if the day would ever come when I would meet my forever love. Of all the many ways I imagined I would meet my soulmate, finding him selling his body in a dank alleyway wasn’t one of them. He was underfed, mistreated, and terrified. He was in need of my love and care; for me to show him his worth and grant him a new life of luxury. But can he learn to trust me? Can I protect him from the demons that follow him? Can he accept me for what I am, and believe I’m not just another man trying to use him?
Milo – My life has been a series of terrible events since I ran away from home and my abusive piece of shit father when I was seventeen. I ended up on the streets, and when a group of guys found me and offered me a place to stay in exchange for my help with “odd jobs”, I jumped at the chance. Skip ahead three years and it’s just another day on the job, on my knees in an alleyway. And then suddenly my life is in danger. A mysterious stranger shows up in the nick of time and offers me the world. But can I trust him? Will I ever be free of the ties that bind me? Will I ever truly be safe?
*This M/M paranormal romance is for readers 18 and up! It has no cliffhangers or cheating and a very happy HEA. It contains a sexy Spaniard vampire, his wounded fated mate, and hilarious best friends. Look out for lurking dangers, heartwarming moments and steamy scenes!
**Author’s note: Thank you for your interest in my book! This paranormal romance features my take on some seriously sexy vampires. They share many attributes of vampires found in other fictional works, but not all. This book contains dark elements, fated mates, sweet moments and lots of laughs. My stories tend to be low angst because it hurts my heart; I like getting to the good stuff and live for fluff. If “instalove” isn’t your thing, my books may not be for you. I want my readers to finish my books with a smile on their face and a fierce case of the warm and fuzzies. Laughter is guaranteed, and each read delivers its own type of drama. Thanks again for taking a look and happy reading!

Review

This was really angsty at first and I LOVE a good under dog story so I was grabbed right away!

The schmaltz is high in this book but it’s sweet – so if that’s what you’re in the mood for – this is it!

I don’t like the cover and I have to admit I don’t like how our sweet boys seem to transform at the end of these stories into sluts – but…

Overall, recommed!

3.5 stars


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Categories
adult - 18+

Retro Review: Tempting Tate (Copper Creek Shifters #2) by Jacki James

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48134303-tempting-tate

Blurb

Tate: I’ve spent most of my life waiting for my fated mate. The one person in this world made just for me. The one Fate had determined was perfect for me in every way. And now that he’s here, he isn’t anything like I expected.

Hollis: No ties, no clans, no mate; that’s the way I choose to live my life. I don’t want anyone having power over me in any way, and if anyone thinks that just because Tate is my mate, I have no choice but to stay with him, they’re mistaken.

When lynx shifter Hollis Roby is sent to Copper Creek to assist with a murder investigation, the last thing he expects to find is his fated mate; especially since he doesn’t even believe fated mates exist. However, that’s the only explanation for the irresistible pull he feels toward clan Beta Tate Decker.

The deeper they go into the investigation, the more obvious it becomes that there’s more going on in Copper Creek than a simple homicide. Trapped in the middle between a corrupt Council and a human supremacist group, the clan is counting on Hollis and Tate to figure out who’s responsible. Not only for the murders, but for the other odd happenings in the area, as well.

Review

This was really another great addition to this series. I liked how antagonistic these guys were with one another at first but was grateful the “misunderstanding” went away fairly quickly and they became work partners.

The mystery/crime aspect is well done and the ending is satisfyingly happy! Recommended!

4 stars


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Categories
adult - 18+

Retro Review: Foxy Mates (Copper Creek Shifters #1.5) by Jacki James

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50177419-foxy-mates?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=iNLhbRQXbU&rank=1

Blurb

When Lucas left the big city to move to small-town Coppers Creek he was excited to work as a theater teacher in a town that was friendly toward shifters, unlike his previous job. He plans to spend the summer before school starts making Copper Creek home, He doesn’t expect to meet his mate the first week he’s there, and he sure doesn’t expect to find himself in the middle of a shifter rescue operation when a young rabbit shifter is taken hostage.

Review

This was a really cute spin off novella. I highly recommend reading these in order, though, technically you don’t need to.

I was a little shocked at the awful crimes, but.. over all this is very sweet!

4 star


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Categories
adult - 18+

Audiobook: Chasing Fate (Copper Creek Shifters #1) by Jacki James Narrated by Kenneth Obi

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51789780-chasing-fate

Blurb

It’s time to put away silly ideas about whether or not you should be an alpha and accept that it was never up to you in the first place. You can’t protect what’s yours unless you claim it and take your rightful place.

Chase Coleman is content with the life he’s made for himself as sheriff of a sleepy little West Texas town. He might have walked away from his role as the alpha-apparent of his home pride, but he didn’t regret making the choice to live as an out gay man.

Paxton Summers could see that Chase was the alpha of the town’s shifters, whether he wanted to accept the title or not. Once he realizes that he and the sexy sheriff are fated mates, it becomes his mission to make Chase see he never had to choose between his destiny and being true to himself because Copper Creek was exactly where he was meant to be.

Chase just needs to see that he hadn’t left his future behind at all. Instead, all along, he’d been chasing fate.

Review

This was great! I really enjoyed the shifter politics, the world building, the “mine” moments and the rapid move to HEA. Usually I like it when shifters are still a secret, but this didn’t have the whole “dystopian” feel that a lot of stories do when shifters are known to humans.

It was really sweet with a load of side characters I can’t wait to read about again!

Highly recommended for fans of the genre!

Kenneth Obi did a nice job with the various voices and the “twang”.

4 of 5 stars

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Categories
adult - 18+

Audiobook: Freckles by Amy Lane Narrated by Nick J Russo

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Audible

https://www.audible.com/pd/Freckles-Audiobook/B077V65PXJ?qid=1582657937&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=WEVBYJSQKXDYAT7YAH3H&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

Blurb

Carter Embree has always hoped to be rescued from his productive, tragically boring, and (slightly) ethically compromised life. But when an urchin at a grocery store shoves a bundle of fluff into his hands, Carter goes from rescuee to rescuer—and he needs a little help.

Sandy Corrigan, the vet tech who helps ease Carter into the world of dog ownership, first assumes that Carter is a crazy-pants client who just needs to relax. But as Sandy gets a glimpse into the funny, kind, sexy man under Carter’s mild-mannered exterior, he sees that with a little care and feeding, Carter might be Super-Pet Owner—and decent boyfriend material to boot.

But Carter needs to see himself as a hero first. As he says good-bye to his pristine house and hello to carpet treatments and dog walkers, he finds that there really is more to himself than a researching drudge without a backbone. A Carter Embree can rate a Sandy Corrigan. He can be supportive, he can be a hero, he can be a man who stands up for his principles!

He can be the owner of a small dog.

Review

On the “super, sugary, sweet and lite” side of the Amy spectrum we have Freckles! It’s about a man whose entire life begins on the day a punk kid gives him a puppy of his own and he meets an aspiring Veterinarian named Sandy.

This is just plain feel-good, sweet, no angst, lots of laughs fun. There’s a bit of smexy times, but really, even that is “lite”. Sandy knows what he wants and just goes for it and so does Carter.

Amy tells us this is based on real people she knows from her own pet-owning experience and it shows. Though there are a couple of “inaccuracies” here and there, it’s a wonderful look at new puppy ownership and finding one’s own place in the world.

Personally I was cringing every time Carter left little Freckles alone – I kept picturing tragedy and mayhem upon return (since no crate!) but our Amy let little Freckles live on in relative peace.

This is a sweet vaguely Thanksgiving story that fans of the author or people just looking for something fun to read will absolutely adore.
Highly Recommended.

Audio

Nick J Russo is such a joy to listen to! He absolutely added to my enjoyment of this story and helped to bring it (back) to life for me as I enjoyed it again!

5 of 5 stars

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Categories
adult - 18+

Recent Review: Dreams of a Wombat (A Paranormal’s Love #29) by Charlie Richards

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51636883-dreams-of-a-wombat

Blurb

Into the Paranormal World: Out for a jog, a cougar shifter stumbles across a discovery that will change his life.

A couple of years before, Virgil McBride’s life changed…for the better. He’d been working as a ranch hand at a cattle ranch in Texas while hiding the fact that he was a cougar shifter. Then his boss brought home a gargoyle mate. It didn’t take long for staff to transition, wheedling out those humans who weren’t trustworthy. Virgil loves his new freedoms, allowing him to shift and explore the ranch in animal form. While out running as a cougar, Virgil scents something amazing, and he realizes his mate is near. Searching out the source, he finds something he’s never seen before…and it isn’t the dilapidated hunting stand. Virgil meets Shaw, a wombat shifter. Even though he assures his mate that he would be welcome at the ranch, Shaw isn’t convinced. After learning why—the beta of Shaw’s wombat wisdom is claiming him as his mate—Virgil realizes he’s not going to be able to fulfill his wombat’s dreams on his own. Can Virgil win Shaw’s trust enough to get the help they need to free his mate and give them a future?

Review

This was very sweet.  Lots of “mine” and a little fighting for one another.

My favorite thing about this story?  Jared and Carson!

 

 

 

3.5 stars

 

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Categories
adult - 18+

Retro Review: Once Bitten (Javier Coven #1) by Jayda Marx

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47834550-once-bitten?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=0XfmjksEtf&rank=1

Blurb

Dante

For over three hundred years, I’ve waited for Fate to deliver my soulmate; the person I’d love for the rest of my life; the one I was destined to protect, to treasure and to cherish. The one to complete me.

I never expected to find him dancing like an angel in my nightclub. The moment my eyes gazed upon his beauty, my heart was gone. The most mesmerizing thing about him were his eyes; he had the biggest, roundest doe eyes I’d ever seen. They were an enchanting shade of blue; the exact color of the Mediterranean Sea. When I looked into those eyes, I was home.

The problem? Ben is human and knows nothing of vampires or our culture. His anxious nature and pure heart give me pause in divulging my true identity. Will he believe what I have to tell him? Can he ever accept what I’ve done; what I need to do? Can someone so sweet and innocent ever see me as anything but a monster?

Time is running out for me to claim my mate as I grow weaker every day. If he does accept me, can I keep him safe from the dangers that lurk around every corner?

Ben

The nightclub really isn’t my scene. I’m more of a book reading, star gazing nerd at heart. However, I allow my best friend to drag me out one night (at nine o’clock, I might add!) because I can’t resist his puppy dog expression and he knows it.

There, I find the sexiest man I’ve ever seen; tall, strong, and with a sultry Spanish accent that turns my insides to goo. We hit it off immediately, but I’m worried; how can this wealthy, powerful man be attracted to boring little me?

The most exciting thing about me is that I know how to ballroom dance, and that’s only because I took lessons with my grandma! I’ve got no experience with men, my best friend refers to me as “Papaw” because again, I’m boring, and a hundred different worries are always battling in my mind.

Can Dante accept me as I am and maybe bring a little excitement into my life?

*This M/M paranormal romance is for readers 18 and up! It has no cliffhangers or cheating and a very happy HEA. It contains a sexy Spaniard vampire, his anxious little love and a hilarious (if not insufferable) best friend. Look out for lurking dangers, heartwarming moments and steamy scenes!

**Author’s note: Thank you for your interest in my book! This paranormal romance features my take on some seriously sexy vampires. They share many attributes of vampires found in other fictional works, but not all. This book contains dark elements, fated mates, sweet moments and lots of laughs. My stories tend to be low angst because it hurts my heart; I like getting to the good stuff and live for fluff. If “instalove” isn’t your thing, my books may not be for you. I want my readers to finish my books with a smile on their face and a fierce case of the warm and fuzzies. Laughter is guaranteed, and each read delivers its own type of drama. Thanks again for taking a look and happy reading!

Review

I went looking for this author after finding her recent shifter story- Mine to Save- and found this beauty!

This is even more sappy than that book but just as indulgently wonderful, too.

If you’re in the mood for sweet and you like vampire insta love – give this a go!

(The editing is good, but the cover needs a lot of attention :). )
3.5 stars


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