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adult - 18+

Recent Release: His Unconventional Omega (Wilde Wolves Book 1) by Aja Foxx, Ciena Foxx

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50704548-his-unconventional-omega?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=fyLLqugnXD&rank=1

Blurb

Screams filled the night. Blood drenched the floorboards and seeped into the house’s soul. Macon Wilde and Keenan Smith were there. They witnessed the annihilation. As children they had no power.
Years later, Macon has achieved his vow of revenge for the destruction of his family. Now, as alpha, he has returned to Belle Grove. It is time to restore his ancestral home and rebuild the Wilde Wolf Pack to its former glory. He wasn’t going to let anyone stop him from achieving those goals.
Keenan has waited. As an omega wolf shifter, all he could do was hide and defend Belle Grove from marauders and derelicts intent on destroying what was left, and survive the nightmares of that horrible day when he was to be the prize of a wicked, murdering, alpha.
Two strangers brought together by evil. Both are ready to fulfill their destinies, entwined with love and passion. But evil is still haunting Belle Grove and the Wilde Wolf Pack. It will be up to Macon and Keenan to figure out who is their friend and who is their enemy, because people are coming at an alarming rate and not everyone is happy that the Wilde Wolf Pack is back.

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Warning: Gay erotic romance. The material in this book contains
explicit sexual content that is intended for mature audiences only. All characters
involved are adults capable of consent, are over the age of eighteen, and are
willing participants.

Review
I found this to be AMAZING! I loved the HOUSE!!!! The world building was fantastic, the romance super hot and sexy. I absolutely cannot wait for the next books in the series. The author has done a tremendous job of giving us teasers into the next couples and I can’t wait!

Highly recommended!

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adult - 18+

Recent Release: The King and His Vigilant Valet (Paranormal Princes #3) by Charlie Cochet

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52283292-the-king-and-his-vigilant-valet?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=5QOLFcb6er&rank=1

Blurb

JEAN

The past has a way of catching up with you, even if you are immortal. I’ve spent thousands of years as the valet and companion to the powerful King of All Shifters. It has been my honor and duty to protect, serve, and advise him. I never intended to fall in love with him. My past is filled with death and bloodshed, but I never once regretted keeping Alarick safe. Now an evil I thought long gone has resurfaced, determined to kill Alarick and plunge the world into chaos. Saving Alarick means revealing the truth about myself. I don’t know what’s worse, failing to protect the king I love, or watching him turn away from me in disgust when he discovers what I really am.

KING ALARICK

As King of All Shifters, my powers are connected to the cosmos, and I have been around since the dawn of time. There are few things that can kill me. Unfortunately, one of those things has escaped its prison and is set to destroy me. The only weapon that can defeat this creature is the Scythe of Kronos, which has been missing for nearly as long as I have lived. When Jean and I set out on a quest to find the scythe, questions I had long ignored must now be answered. What is Jean’s connection to this evil? Why will he trust me with his life but not his secrets? As my most trusted valet, and my greatest friend, surely nothing that happens along this perilous journey can change what I feel in my heart for him. Or can it?

Review

This was so adorable! I was eagerly awaiting for the King’s story and this didn’t disappoint! I loved their romance and the conflict was interesting and exciting, too.

I definitely recommend reading these in order, but it is absolutely not necessary.

Highly recommended!

5 of 5 stars


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adult - 18+

Recent Release: RULES TO IGNORE by Susan Hawke

Blurb:
Davey’s Revised Rule #1: A good Daddy will love his boy with all his heart.

Davey Hendrickson doesn’t mind being forever single when he’s got his bestie at his side. It’s not that he wants to be single. He’s spent most of his adult life searching for his own perfect Daddy. Even if he’s not naturally submissive, someone that fabulous is obviously meant to be a boy… right? Over the years, he’s dated every type of Daddy imaginable but not one of them could come close to meeting the requirements from his ridiculous list of rules.

After losing his husband, Sammy Robustelli has learned to be strong while raising two children on his own. No matter what life has thrown his way, nothing seems too hard with his best friend and roomie Davey at his side. When the two friends learn that people believe they’re a couple, they can’t help but laugh. The very idea is a big joke… until it isn’t.

It only takes a few wake-up calls before Davey wonders what happens if a guy might be in love with the best friend he can never have. It could never work for a pair of boys in need of a bossy top, right? Except… maybe Davey doesn’t know himself—or Sammy—as well as he thinks.

This is the final book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys,” and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Grab your fan and tissues because this series comes with both a high heat advisory and all the squishy feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.

Review:
Davey finally gets his book! I have followed this series from the start and am excited to see Davey find his way to happiness. He is prone to drama and drama finds him, but his family and friends know the real person he is inside, especially his best friend Sammy. When other see more into their friendship it gives Davey a wake-up call and he finds himself second guessing much of what he thought about himself. Is what others see between Davey and Sammy really there? The two men must take a good look at not only themselves but also their relationship.
I loved watching Davey grow into the man that he is throughout this series. It was a beautiful ride. All the men from this series have endeared themselves to this reader and feel like family. Davey and Sammy have a lot to work through. Friends or more they will always have each other to lean on. I loved Sammy’s kids and the interaction that the four have as a family. Davey fits right in and is always ready to help Sammy and the kids. The love is already there, a foundation that can be built on. It was nice to see the two men figure things out, nothing is easy, and they find that you must fight for what you want rather than just let it slip through your fingers.

Number of stars out of 5: 4 stars


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adult - 18+

Recent Release: Guarding Garrett (Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid MM Romances) by R.J. Scott

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52237831-guarding-garrett?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=xM1zhnmcSx&rank=2

Blurb

A hardworking, competitive, and skilled hockey player, Garrett is the cornerstone of the Burlington Dragons hockey team and one of the league’s most popular playmakers. Blessed with a face that delivers millions in endorsements, he has a legion of fans, and a future so bright that he is the envy of many.

When his internet fame puts him in danger, and a stalker threatens his life, the team hires Jason, a quiet but deadly former marine, to protect him. Danger is always close, but forced proximity means sparks fly, attraction burns, and somehow, resentment turns to love.

When Garrett’s stalker ups their game at a charity bachelor auction, there is a real chance it could mean the end for Garrett, but Jason refuses to leave his side whatever the risk.

These two stubborn men will have to fight to walk away from this alive, but their newfound love is worth every sacrifice.

Review

This was awesome! Just the right amount of angst and loads of UST. There coulda been more hockey… but all in all I really enjoyed this!

5 stars


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adult - 18+

Recent Release: The Alpha’s Warlock (Mismatched Mates #1) by Eliot Grayson

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51940349-the-alpha-s-warlock

Blurb

Cursed, mated, and in for the fight of their lives…

Warlock Nate Hawthorne just wants a cup of coffee. Is that too much to ask? Apparently. Because instead of precious caffeine, all he gets is cursed by a pack of werewolves who want to use him for his magic. Now the only way to fix the damage is a mate bond to a grumpy and oh-so-sexy alpha in the rival pack, who happens to hate him. This is so not how he wanted to start his day.

Ian Armitage never intended to take Nate as his mate. The Hawthorne family can’t be trusted. Ian knows that better than anyone. The fact that he’s lusted after the way-too-gorgeous man for years? Totally irrelevant. Ian’s just doing what is necessary to protect his pack. This whole mating arrangement has nothing to do with love and never will. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

Nate and Ian will have to work together if they have any hope of staving off the pack’s enemies and averting disaster. That’s assuming they can stop arguing (and keep their hands off each other) long enough to save the day…

The Alpha’s Warlock is an explicit M/M paranormal romance featuring a snarky warlock, a brooding alpha werewolf, knotting, enchanted socks (long story), and a guaranteed happily ever after.

Review

5 stars

This was amazing! I loved this! Talk about your steamy enemies to lovers… this was super hot and funny, too. The characters are believable in their distrust for one another and the transformation to love.

I loved the world building and the HEA.

Can’t wait for more from this series!

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adult - 18+

Recent Release: Zero Divergence (Zero Hour #3) by Aimee Nicole Walker

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52351789-zero-divergence

Blurb
Zero Divergence, noun: no deviation from a course or standard.

After a key piece of evidence goes missing, a suspected serial rapist and killer evades prosecution. More than Royce Locke’s reputation is on the line when his investigation into the failed chain of custody suggests Franco Humphries might’ve had inside help. There’s no one Royce trusts more than Sawyer Key to help him right a wrong and uncover the traitor in their midst, but can they do it before the Savannah Strangler strikes again?

Relentless plus fearless equals flawless. Sawyer and Royce have come full circle—from hostile strangers to best friends and lovers. Neither a sniper’s bullet nor an arsonist’s fire could keep them apart, but what about a psychopath hell-bent on revenge? The stakes are high, and there’s no turning back now because the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock.

Zero Divergence is the conclusion to the best-selling Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series you MUST read in order. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

Trigger warning: Part of the storyline involves coming to terms with a friend’s suicide, which may be difficult for some people to read.

Review

Zero Divergence is book three in the Zero Hour series. This book picks up pretty much right where Devil’s Hour left off. Sawyer is recovering from his burn wounds and Royce is struggling with his previous partner and friend’s suicide. Throughout the story the guys are trying to find out how critical evidence went missing, while trying to solve a murder and they also are trying to keep an eye on a known killer who was set free due to said missing evidence. The love these two men share grows even stronger throughout the story. There is plenty of action, suspense, bickering and lots of attitude! Highly recommend!!!
5 stars


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adult - 18+

Recent Releaes: Thayer (The Brinnswick Chronicles #1) by Michele Notaro

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52531472-thayer

Blurb

Our world is slowly healing after surviving a horrific war. The magical and non-magical creatures of Brinnswick have pulled together to mend the world, but the man I think—really, I know—is my viramore, my soulmate, has somehow been left behind.

I felt drawn to him as soon as I met him, and I wanted to explore what we were to each other, but I never got the chance. Two of my brothers and I were whisked away to the land of the fae for three years in order to save our realm. But now I’m back, and I want to pick up where we left off, only it’s not that easy.

Toby is still heartbroken over what’s happened, and it seems his past is out to get him when bodies drained of blood start appearing all over Brinnswick. As we follow leads, I need to regain his trust and help heal his broken heart… and just maybe he’ll help heal mine as well.

Thayer is the first book in The Brinnswick Chronicles and takes place in the same world as The Ellwood Chronicles, but can be read as a standalone novel. It contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 years old and older.
Review

This has to tie with the first book of the Ellwood series as being my favorite of the 5 books. I LOVED this!

I absolutely adored the relationship between Thayer and Toby and found the magic of the Power of Three mesmerizing!

I am so glad she has written this spin off!

I am a little leery of the next book – I am totally unsure about a menage situation … but… I’m sure it’ll be great!

Highly Recommended! (But read the other 4 books first or you might be a bit lost.)

5 of 5 stars

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adult - 18+

Recent Release: Devil’s Hour (Zero Hour #2) by Aimee Nicole Walker

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49198964-devil-s-hour

Blurb

Devil’s hour, noun: the hour when the demon or devil who leads hell is at its strongest.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks, Royce Locke is no stranger to scrapping and fighting for the things he wants. What he desires most is Sawyer Key—his partner on the force and the man he’s falling in love with. After asking Sawyer to take a chance on him, Royce will need to back up his pretty words with fearless action instead of being his own worst enemy.

Someone is harassing the mayor of Savannah, and Locke and Key are tasked with finding out who. The investigation quickly takes a twisted turn, leading them to an enemy who thinks purification by fire is the only way to save the city. Scarier than The Purists’ elusiveness is their ability to turn public opinion in their favor, creating unrest and threatening anarchy by fanning flames and fear. When you play with fire, someone is bound to get burned.

When menace becomes murder, the two detectives will race the clock against the devil to save their beloved city from becoming a raging inferno. Royce will need to draw on his grit now more than ever if he hopes to realize the dreams that are finally within reach. The rag is lit, the Molotov cocktail is tossed, and the zero hour is upon them. Challenge received and accepted.

Devil’s Hour is the second book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series that must be read in order. Devil’s Hour has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

Trigger warning: Part of the storyline involves coming to terms with a friend’s suicide, which may be difficult for some people to read.

Review
I absolutely loved Devil’s Hour!!!! We finally get inside Royce’s head. I couldn’t really get a handle on his character throughout the first book. He is full of guilt over his friend’s suicide, he has a very rocky relationship with his family and is full of internal struggle and doubts.
The relationship development between Royce and Sawyer really hits the peak in this book. Royce jumps right into being out and open with Sawyer.
This book is full of funny and heartfelt moments. Its fast paced and has a good mystery weaved throughout it.

Number of stars out of 5


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adult - 18+

Recent Release: The Enchanter’s Heart (The Ellwood Chronicles #4) by Michele Notaro

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50687982-the-enchanter-s-heart

Blurb
The long-lost magic brings doom…

We’ve been living in the shadow of the enchanter prophecy since my magic was released, and it seems that the darkness is finally closing in. There’s chaos everywhere; Brinnswick has become a war zone. The human and magical communities are doing everything in their power to save us, but it isn’t enough. Our enemies are countless and more powerful than anything we’ve ever seen.

The country has been in turmoil since the berserkers awakened an evil power, and somehow, my magic is connected to it. Ailin doesn’t know yet that the last time this magic was released in our realm, my ancestors sacrificed one of their own in order to keep the evil at bay. I have no doubt that he would burn the world around us in order to save me, but what if my sacrifice could save the world? I don’t want to leave him—he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me—but if my death can guarantee his life, and the lives of our coven, then I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

The Enchanter’s Heart is the fourth and final book in The Ellwood Chronicles and is a continuation of Sebastian and Ailin’s story. It contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 years of age and older.

Review

This was a lovely end to this series and a great lead up to the spin off.

There is a lot of angst and a fair amount of feelz in this and readers of the series won’t be disappointed.

I absolutely loved the magic and the new powers that get explored and I can’t wait to read the spinoff!!!!

5 of 5 stars

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adult - 18+

Recent Release: Ground Zero (Zero Hour #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48217288-ground-zero

Blurb
Ground zero, noun: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change.

Heat, humidity, and homicide are things veteran detective Sawyer Key expects to encounter on his first day with the Savannah Police Department, but the hostile reception from his new partner catches him by surprise. Sawyer isn’t a stranger to heartache and recognizes that Royce Locke is a wounded man who’s reeling from a devastating loss. Relentless and patient in all things, Sawyer is determined to make the new partnership work.

Savannah, Georgia is known for her quirky people, oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Beneath the Southern charm and hospitality, festering hatred and violence is soaring with the summer temperatures. Locke and Key find themselves at the epicenter when their first case involves the death of a former shock jock who appears to be the victim of vigilante justice.

Opposites in nearly every way, the two detectives set aside their differences to take back their city and restore law and order. From this reluctant truce, an intense attraction grows that will either tighten or shatter their tenuous bond. Falling for his partner spells inevitable disaster, but Sawyer’s always been a sucker for wounded things. Sawyer could be the key to the life Royce has always wanted, if he’s brave enough to trust him. The fuse is lit, the clock is running, and the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock.

Ground Zero is the first book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. Ground Zero has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

Review
What an amazing read!!! I adored everything about this book. It’s a bit more somber than what I’m used to from Aimee’s books, although there are some humorous moments. Both of the main characters are dealing with loss…Sawyer(Key) is dealing with the death of his husband and Locke(Royce) is dealing with the death of his partner. Locke is confusing at times, his past and issues remain a mystery for most of this book, although there is some light shed towards the end. I enjoyed the investigations that went on during the story. I was a little disappointed with the end of the big conflict though. This is a great slow burn story. Highly recommend this one!
5 stars


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