Time to Get Paranormal: Claimed Beauty (The Cubi #2) by Meraki P. Lyhne

 

Good Reads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33200348-claimed-beauty

Blurb
Daniel was an Untouchable destined to be trained as a companion to a high ranking Cubus. A red-eyed Incubus screwed all that up at a dinner party, and Daniel is now a confused Changeling with a libido far exceeding anything he could ever have dreamed off.

Seldon failed in keeping the Untouchable under his care safe, and he accidentally dosed the too young human. His worst fears came to pass when Daniel turned out to be a Changeling, and Seldon now has to face the Cubi justice for turning someone so young.

Luckily, Seldon has a powerful friend at his side—one who also has an eye for the young beauty.

Review
I’m glad the sequel came fast after #1.
A lot of story in a short time. I can’t wait for #3. This could expanse on and on.
Awesome all the explaining it become clear more and more.
The story was kind of addictive I read it like a lunatic 🙂

The hierarchy was very satisfying, I love all that good stuff. Everybody knows what be expected from him or her. If you are disobedient you know what to expect.
And then… what keeps them alive……God….help me…I want to live there…. (hungry LOL)

The story developed really good and the way of writing was consuming. Never did it get weak, every part was entertaining as hell.
The sex was arousing, refreshing, brisk and very appetizing.
All the characters were close to my heart i loved them. Especially the main Daniel, Seldon and Caledon.

This genre is opposite from my usual reading, I don’t know nothing about Cubi etc so my opinion is one of a baby, from the heart.

Only one tiny thing I found confusing and that’s the timeline. Two whole books about two weeks? Or did I miss something?

Number of stars out of 5
4 stars

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Recent Release: Blood Dance by Samantha Cayto

Pride Publishing
https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/blood-dance

Blurb
What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.
A thousand years ago, Alex captained an alien ship that crashed on Earth. Stranded, he has tried to keep his men together while forging a new life. He’s locked into a never-ending war with mutinous crewmembers that makes unsuspecting humans collateral damage. That humans mistake them as vampires is all to the good. Humans are still not ready to learn aliens live among them. Alex has finally found some peace running a private club, but the memories of a human, loved and lost, keeps him alone.
Quinn Cooper was kicked out of his family when he came out as gay. Having travelled to Boston, he takes a job in Alex’s club. His boss and the men around him are large, scary and hard to ignore—as is his instant attraction to Alex. Becoming involved with the boss is always tricky. There’s something about Alex, however, that’s too sexy and compelling to ignore.
Knowing that seducing the vulnerable and virginal Quinn is a bad idea, Alex tries to keep his distance. He’s also trying to protect the boy and everyone else when the traitorous crew once more stirs up trouble. Alex’s and Quinn’s growing attraction leads Quinn closer to the frightening truth of whose bed he shares, while putting him in unfathomable harm’s way. Alex has to find a path forward to end the alien war for good or risk losing another love.

Review
Can many of our beliefs in the supernatural really be aliens who have infiltrated our world? Not as farfetched as belief in vampires. Quinn stumbles into a BDSM club in answer to an ad for go-go dancers. New in town, as well as homeless and hungry he immediately catches Alex’s attention. Unfortunately he shows up just as an opposing group of aliens are starting to pick at the life this group has made for themselves.

The world building goes on through the whole story. Bits and pieces revealed in the form of explaining the story and later informing Quinn. The romance between Quinn and Alex seems to happen quickly, I think the story only spans a few weeks, yet by the end there are declarations of love. The writing was good, the story kept my interest all the way through, and the sexy times were hot! There was mention of men being able to get pregnant, but it didn’t happen in this story.

This ended with a HFN, and left it for more stories to come, both with Quinn and Alex as well as the other alien members of the group. There will be an overall storyline so the books should be read in order as they come out.

Rating 4 of 5 stars

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Spooky Review: Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin #2) Audiobook by Jordan L. Hawk Narrated by Julian G. Simmons

Audible Link
https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Threshold-Audiobook/B00GWTNVDG/ref=a_search_c4_1_3_srTtl?qid=1506560115&sr=1-3

Blurb

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne’s railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine.

Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart. A contingent of Pinkertons—including Griffin’s ex-lover Elliot—already guard the mine. But Griffin knows better than anyone just how unprepared the detectives are to face the otherworldly forces threatening them.

Soon, Whyborne and Griffin are on the trail of mysterious disappearances, deadly accidents, and whispered secrets. Is Elliot an ally, or does he only want to rekindle his relationship with Griffin? And if so, how can Whyborne possibly hope to compete with the stunningly handsome Pinkerton—especially when Griffin is hiding secrets about his past?

For in a town where friends become enemies and horror lurks behind a human mask, Whyborne can’t afford to trust anything—including his own heart.

Review

 Although this one is, in my opinion, the weakest of the series, it is still a delightful addition to the series. Whyborne outside of Widdershins and his comfort zone is always fun. He is such a fussy person, so to plop him down in a Wild West setting where the roads are not paved and the wilderness is right on the town border is obviously going to cause friction.
Threshold does not have quite the same creepy feeling as the first book, but it is still a thoroughly enjoyable read and it does hold keys to understanding Whyborne and the development of his powers, as well as giving us glimpses into Griffin’s past, so it really shouldn’t be left out when reading the series. The narrator of the audiojob does an incredible job once again and I cannot imagine Whyborne sounding in any other way. Will aboslutely get the next of the series.

4 out of 5 stars

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Hunter’s Hope (Avanti Chronicles Book 9) by Hannah Walker


Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/Hunters-Hope-Avanti-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07148243W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1495046221&sr=1-1&keywords=hunter%27s+hope

Free on KU!

Blurb
An outing takes a dangerous turn when the life of a little one is nearly lost and traps are discovered littering clan lands. Hunter, Tir, and the clan travel to all corners of Derin land, determined to face the threats and remove the men responsible for them.
Even his fabled Avanti training may not be enough to prepare Hunter for a new enemy. It will take every skill he possesses—physical and mental—to overcome what lies ahead.
With one of their own missing, and dangers closing in on all sides, help comes from a surprising source.
The men set out on both a rescue mission and quest to seek out those who are intent on destroying them. With a determination borne of desperation, they use everything in their arsenal to complete their mission.
Unsure who they can trust, the men fight not only for love and survival, but also everything they hold dear.

Review

I will start off by saying that I have a prejudice for this series. I have read all the previous books and have been waiting impatiently for this book to come out. I was not disappointed!
Hannah Walker has created a world with such depth and intricacy that you can easily see all the amazing detail of the landscape and it’s inhabitants.
I will warn you, that this book is part of a series and although each book has a happy ending there are several storylines running constantly through all the books. That said, Hunter’s Hope focuses on Hunter, an Avanti warrior and “offworlder” and Tir, a Chieftain of the Derin Clan. It includes family, both young children, brothers in arms and close friends.
Ms. Walker weaves a story that pulls you in from the start. As you watch the characters react and deal with the very stressful situations they find themselves in, you get caught up rooting for the good guys to win. When Hunter and Tir get together – their love and compassion for each other is so touching!
This story has everything, Love, Conflict, self-doubt, compassion, mystery and much more. The intimate scenes are well done and the love and respect each has for the other is wonderful.
For me this is definitely a 6 star rating!

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Contact (Gothika #5) by Kim Fielding, FE Feeley Jr, Jamie Fessenden, BG Thomas

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/contact-7680-b

o-contactBlurb

Since ancient times, humankind has looked into the night sky and wondered: Are we alone? Are there other civilizations beyond the stars? Will we ever encounter these beings? Who are they, what are they like, and what might they want with us?

These questions are about to be answered, but those who discover the truth might wish they had never asked. On the other hand, some might find salvation in visitors from other planets. For while some aliens are hostile, others are benevolent. Some have little in common with humans, but for others, the need for love and acceptance is universal. Lives will intersect and otherworldly passions will ignite as four acclaimed authors of gay romance explore first contact—and where it can lead.

 

Review

Aliens. Travelers from outer space. Others. Typically I avoid these stories – they’re just not my interest. But these stories are amazing! (All the covers for this series have been amazing but isn’t this one just GORGEOUS?!)

Refugee by Kim Fielding

Blurb

When World War II ended and army medic Walter Clark returned to Chicago, he discovered that although home remained the same, he had changed. Unable to fit comfortably into his old life, he spent a year gradually making his way west. Now he’s gone as far as he can—the shore of the Pacific—but old memories make ocean views intolerable. He turns inland and finds himself in the hidden hamlet of Kiteeshaa, Oregon, where the locals are surprisingly friendly and the café serves food exactly like his grandmother used to make.

Martin Wright runs the Kitee Motor Court Inn and offers Walter a place to stay for a few nights. Later, Martin offers him a great deal more. But while Martin is a delight, he also harbors secrets—and there’s something not quite right about Kiteeshaa. No matter how far the two men have traveled, they can’t run away from their pasts.

Review

I just love Kim’s characters. She’s so good at giving us “real guys”. They all have things that make them unique and superlative (but don’t we all?) but at their core they’re just guys making their way through life.

This is historical – but you really couldn’t tell it beyond the stories they share. I loved the glimpse at this simple, sweet place on the Oregon Coast. The skill set Martin and his other refugees share. The way that they opened up and all of them embraced Walter whole heartedly.

It’s sweet, a little sexy and really just gave me this very warm and contented feeling. Lovely!

(The Ester Lee still exists on the Oregon Coast!)

5 of 5 stars

Abducted  By Jamie Fessenden

Blurb

One night, Marc receives a frantic call from his friend, Cody. When he arrives at Cody’s isolated farmhouse, Cody is filthy, half-starved, and under the paranoid delusion that aliens are abducting him and implanting things in his body.

Marc agrees to stay one night, as long as his friend will go to the hospital in the morning. But Cody isn’t mentally ill. Aliens have been abducting him, and in the process of trying to stop it from happening again, Marc is abducted himself. But that’s just the beginning of his nightmare.

Marc learns of two alien races at war. To make matters worse, the Alzhen have Marc and the evil Karazhen have Cody. Marc’s only ally is Dalsing, the Alzhen security chief he feels an unexpected attraction to. They’ll have to learn to trust each other if they’re going to rescue Cody… and prevent the creation of a deadly biological weapon.

Review

Man I was a bit worried about this one. Alien abduction, intergalactic war. Ugh. Not my thing. But…

Wow, I was pleasantly surprised!

Those things did happen. Sure. But the aliens weren’t too scary and were very human like. (That’s important to me J ) I loved the “Ken Doll” analogy and the smexy times were very hot.

I also liked how Marc ends up being a pseudo shrink for his fellow abductees. The love story was really sweet and the world building really interesting and did not skeeve me out at all. Very enjoyable!

4.5 of 5 stars

My Final Blog  By F.E. Feeley Jr

Blurb

George has never stood out. In fact, the only thing that’s ever been special about him is his sexuality—a source of torment throughout his high-school career. Like many others, George found solace and an outlet for his creativity online. Through his blog, he met kindred spirits, allies, and even someone special—though the only thing George knows about his longtime friend is their screen name: Universal47.

George never pushed for more, but over the years, he couldn’t help developing feelings for Universal. He’s always been there when George needs him most, and when George finds himself trapped in an abusive relationship, Universal steps up once again to help him break free. But the ordeal has left him devastated, and he needs more from Universal. George threatens to cut off contact unless Universal reveals his identity. The truth might be much more than George is ready to accept.

Review

This was really fascinating. Totally unique and different from anything I’ve read before. It’s very low steam and sort of existential. I liked the message and the love story very much.

4 of 5 stars

Unusual Attention By B.G. Thomas

Blurb

Until recently, Adam Brookhart has led what he considers a relatively uneventful life. His biggest problem is that he can’t let his guard down and allow himself to get close to anyone, emotionally or physically—until he meets Shane Farmer.

Shane lives in a small town many miles from Adam and is his complete opposite. In fact, he’s just about the last person Adam can imagine himself in a relationship with. But Adam is drawn to the man, and neither distance nor their differences can keep him away.

Late one night, while driving home from Shane’s house, something very strange happens. Adam loses two hours of time and has no idea how or why. But as he digs for clues, the answers he finds are totally crazy… and the man he is falling in love with might be crazy as well.

Review

Well. This was my least favorite. The writing was good and the story was compelling – don’t get me wrong – but it is exactly the “Alien” stuff that I DON’T like. It was a little dark and spooky and though it has a very happy ending – VERY happy – it wasn’t all lightness and fun either.

I appreciated the turn it took, like I said, it was really interesting. I also appreciated the “moral of the story” as far as the romance went, too. But it was darker than I expected and definitely the darkest of the bunch.

So… if you did the more authentic Alien type stories – abductions, probing, floating lights, etc – this one is right for you. For me – not so much.

3 of 5 stars

Overall this was a really neat collection and I enjoyed ALL of the stories immensely.

4.5 of 5 stars

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