*Review Tour* Prophesy Book II: The Bringer of Wrath by A.E. Via (The King & Alpha Series #2)

Check out the second book in the awesome “The King and Alpha” series, by A.E Via !!

Title: Prophesy 2, The Bringer of Wrath
Series: The King and Alpha
Author: AE Via
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance
Published: May 22nd, 2019
Page Count: 267 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

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Shifter and Vampire True Mates story. 

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep. 

While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf. 

Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army. 

Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy. 

This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG. 
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN. 

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It has been some time since I have read the first book in this series Prophesy which I enjoyed a lot. Thankfully as soon as I started reading this one, everything about the first book came back to me. I love when that happens. I also remembered how bad I wanted to read Alek and Belleron’s story…and let me tell you, I was not disappointed !!

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This book starts exactly where the last when left us, and just so you know…it can NOT be read as a stand-alone. You won’t understand what the hell is happening, so if you want to read this series, start with the book 1 !! 

Last time we saw Alek and Bell, things were quite strained… with Alek pretty much throwing (read attacking) himself at Bell. 

Alek has always wanted a mate…to find someone to truly love him, and he can’t believe that fate has given him a chance in the form of Lord High vampire, Belleron Liatos. But how can he be the perfect “beloved” when he is in fact so broken inside… Broken into three separate pieces to be exact. How can he ever explain all that he is to his one true love…

And there is no way he will be able to hide/supress his inner being(s)

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Bell was pretty surprised, finding out his “beloved” turned out to be a shifter with apparent control issues. What he is even more surprised about.. is what he sees lurking when he looks into the eyes of his love…and how much it’s pulling him in. 

I loved this series when I started it, but I love it even more now. It is exactly what I look for in a shifter/vampire story. It kept me at the edge of my seat while still making me laugh and swoon. I even cried a little tear!

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If you love vampires and shifters as much as I do, then you should definitely give this one a try. I was a bit surprised with the medium steam-level because I am used to the very steamy “Nothing Special” series by A.E. Via. No worries though, there is still some very nice sexing going on !!

I myself can’t wait for the next book which I am sure (read hope) will be Mac’s.

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The King And Alpha Series
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Shifter and Vampire True Mates story.

Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.
While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.
Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army.
Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy.
This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG.

No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN.

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Warning: This book is M/M paranormal: If you DO NOT like alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their destined beloveds, than this may not be the novel for you.


About the Author

A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.
A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak at upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.



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Release Day Review *Top Secret* by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen

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Title: Top Secret
Author: Sarina Bowen &
Elle Kennedy

Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: May 7th, 2019
Page Count: 280 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

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Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.

LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.

SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.

LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?

SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?

LobsterShorts: [crickets!]

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Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF. 

SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?

LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.

SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries…

LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?

SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.

LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing…

Q&A about Top Secret:

Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?
A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?
A: This book is MM.

Q: Is this a love triangle story?
A: Not really. You’ll see.


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I absolutely freaked when I found out about this “Top Secret” book….but in a good way of course 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

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These authors are wonderful when they write their own stories (and I have read many of them), but when they put their minds together…they create absolute MAGIC. Case in point “Him” and “Us“. Two of my all time favorite books !!

So you can understand that I HAD to read this one. I just knew it was gonna be another favorite. Spoiler alert: it was !!

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This is a wonderful “enemies to lovers” kind of story, which is one of my favorite tropes. They are also quite the “opposites attract” kind, so that was an extra bonus, as was the exploratory gay sex 😉 Yummmmmmmy !!

Keaton is a rich jock, running for frat president Alpha Delt, because his dad wants him to. He has been in a relationship with the same girlfriend since high school, and he is quite the “people pleaser“. Hence him trying to find a guy, to take part in a threesome with him and his girl…because she asked for it as a birthday present.

Under the name of “Lobsterpants” he joins “Kinky“, a special kind of dating app, which is where he meets “SinnerThree“.

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Luke is in the same frat as Keaton and he is also running for frat president. Just not for the same reasons. Luke is dirt poor, and knowing that the president of the frat gets free housing, is enough incentive for him. Even if most of his frat brothers hate him. 

Luke is also a regular on “Kinky” under the name “SinnerThree” where he likes to hook up with couples… they can be gay or straight.. Luke doesn’t care because he likes both 😉

And so he meets Lobsterpants and the fun begins 😛 

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It was wonderful to see these guys texting back and forth. I laughed my ass off. They were both great guys, though I have to say that Luke did annoy me a bit towards the end… Keaton…he is the man !!! I just loved him and his Lobster shorts !!!

The steam was HOT…I mean gay virgin here…but they were also really cute together !!!

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Now for those of you wondering…no, this isn’t a love triangle. The girlfriend does play a part but for me, she was pretty insignificant. I myself didn’t really like her but that was because of some choices she made. She plays no real part in the relationship that Keaton and Luke have. I know for some, it’s really important to know.

I had a great time reading this one and I will definitely be re-reading it again and again in the future.

I highly recommend and I hope we will get some more from these two amazing authors !!


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New Release: TAKE by Pam Godwin (Deliver #5)

  

TAKE is book 5 in the DELIVER Series
Dark Romance – Anti-heroes – Sex Trafficking – Cartel


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Title: Take
Series: Deliver #5
Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Dark Romance
Published/Release date: April 2nd, 2019
Page Count: 460 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

 

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He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


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Take is the fifth book in the amazing “Deliver” series. Now let me start this review, by saying that this book can and should not be read as a stand-alone. If you want to really enjoy this series, you should go back and start reading with Deliver #1, and slowly…or fast…work your way down to this awesome read. Trust me…you won’t be sorry. 

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This is definitely a dark romance series and each and every book has some major triggers… That also goes for this one. I am not gonna mention them all, but I did want to give you a little warning in case “dark” isn’t really your thing.  

Those of you who have already started this series, already know Kate from the previous books. She has been through hell and back and now she is still struggling to move on. Too bad that hell doesn’t seem to be finished with her just yet and decides to screw with her once again…using Tiago Badell, to do so. 

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I really don’t want to say anything that could possibly spoiler this book. It should be read blindly I think… So I am gonna keep my review short and simple. 

Tiago has definitely become one of my favorite anti-heroes, though he still has to take a little bit of a back seat to Van Quiso….then again…I don’t think anyone will ever be able to top him in my book !! That said… Tiago was all sorts of hot, darkbroody and disturbed. Just how I like my men 😛 

A nightmare in a designer suit 

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Kate tries her very best to hate every part of his being…but it isn’t all that easy. Not everything is as black and white as she would like it to be. Could it be she is actually developing feelings for this monster…or is she suffering from a case of “Stockholm syndrome”. 

One smile, and he could be mistaken as human, A hot-as-fuck human with the capacity to shift and melt things inside her.

This story really pushes against some boundaries, it definitely pushed some of mine…but I gobbled it all up, like the good little girl that I am fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

Kate really is my kind of heroine. She was so strong, but she also excepted her weaknesses…she was no push-over, but she knew not to push beyond the limits. I admired the fact, that even with everything she has been trough…she still had the ability to look further…to see beyond the outside.

She saw a heart worthy enough to take

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I highly recommend this book and all the other in this series !!

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Family Camp by Eli Easton (Daddy Dearest #1)

Check out this awesome new series by Eli Easton. Read my ARC review and an excerpt !!

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Title: Family Camp
Author: Eli Easton
Series: Daddy dearest #1
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: March 28th, 2019
Page count: 219 pages
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

 

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When Geo signs up for Family Camp, he envisions nature hikes, s’mores, and a chance to win over his recalcitrant new foster kids, Jayden and Lucy. He’s tried to become a dad for so long, and he hopes the three of them can be the family he’s always wanted. What he doesn’t anticipate is the prickly and gorgeous camp counselor who constantly comes to his rescue.

Travis spends a week every year at Camp Evermore, the camp his adoptive parents own. As a pro baseball player, his presence guarantees a full campground and excited campers. He has one rule: never, ever mess around with anyone at camp. His profession demands he stay in the closet. But one sweet and funny new dad is about to test all his resolve.

Sparks fly for Geo and Travis, and not because of the nightly campfire. Having been a foster kid himself, Travis is drawn to Geo’s sincerity and big heart and to his kids. The four of them just fit. But will this be a summer romance? Or can they find a way to be a family long after Family Camp is over?

The Daddy Dearest series will consist of stand-alone contemporary novels focusing on single gay dads who find hot romance. Expect laughs, sweet and sexy slow-burn romance, and lots of family feels!

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I am a huge Eli Easton fan, and so I have read and loved plenty of her books, with Five Dares, being my favorite so far. Now I may be one of the few people who actually does enjoy reading about kids in my romance books. Most of the time the little brats are funny as hell and they are wonderful tension breakers 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659So yeah, saying I was excited about this one, is putting it mildly.

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I can gladly say that I was not disappointed !! This book was awesome…as were the kids fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47 What made it even more fun for me was the fact that my son is named Jayden as well…and so I had no choice but to love him 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

Now this book is all sorts of cute and sweet….and lets not forget HOT.

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I had the best of time reading it and I did most of it with a huge smile on my face.

Geo was really trying to be a great dad to his new foster kids and I admired the hell out of him for doing so. There was a small misunderstanding between Geo and Travis in the beginning but thankfully things got resolved pretty quickly. There is some angst in this one…be it small mostly revolving around Travis’ sexuality. 

I really needed something light and sweet after reading some very heavy books and this one definitely delivered. I can’t wait to see what’s next 😉

Highly recommended !!

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Sixth inning. Geo was ready for the game to be over. It was fucking hot on the ball field, all open and exposed, the sun baking down. And he was also not sure how much more Travis-watching he could take—him with his silky burgundy gym shorts and a sweaty Camp Evermore green shirt stretched over those muscles. His long legs were tanned and well-defined from hours at the gym.

Those thighs could fucking crack walnuts. Dude.

Damn, but that was one fine-looking man. Geo knew he should lay off, though. Travis had made himself clear.

Only he hadn’t. At all. One minute, Travis seemed into him him. He sought out Geo’s company, like the way he kept coming by the cabin at night. And the next minute, he’d put distance between them, ignoring Geo or closing himself off behind a granite-like expression and those eye-hiding shades. And Travis had laid a clear line in the sand. Not at camp. Not gonna happen.

Yup. That was fine. Sure, Geo hadn’t been mutually attracted to a guy that hot in ages. Or ever, really. But Geo hadn’t come to camp to fool around. He had other priorities.

It did make him wonder though. Bridget had said Travis wasn’t out. A quick Google search last night had confirmed that. In fact, Geo had been shocked to discover there’d never been an out baseball player in the major leagues. Like, in the history of American baseball. Which was tragic. No wonder Travis was in the closet. It had to suck monkey balls living like that. Especially with all the women who threw themselves at him constantly. There were a dozen women on the sidelines right now that looked ready to have his babies. That had to be weird for a gay guy. Didn’t it?

Geo himself was always super uncomfortable when women came on to him. He felt compelled to blurt out “I’m gay!” in the first five minutes. It was just too weird otherwise.

Then again, Travis’s love life was none of Geo’s business. Maybe the guy was bisexual. Maybe he liked dating women just fine.

Jayden came up to bat. Geo focused on his son, clapping hard. “Come on, Jayden! You’ve got this!”

Jayden took a wide stance beside the plate, both hands gripping the bat, choked up a little. Travis had spent a few minutes with Jayden at the start of the game, showing him how to stand, and Jayden copied him exactly. The kid was a great mimic. He’d been nervous at first, tense and defensive. But by now he just looked focused. He stared, narrow-eyed, at Frank as Frank pitched an easy ball.

Geo loved that about this game, that everyone tried to give the kids easy wins, and no one took the competition seriously.

Jayden hit the ball hard. It flew through the air a short ways then plonked to the ground and skipped along fast. It was heading right down the center line, though a bit more towards third base and Travis’s side of the field.

“Go Jayden! Go!” Geo shouted. He went after the ball. In his peripheral vision, he saw Jayden round first base and keep running.

Travis was going after the ball too, dodging low. He scooped it up. He was going to throw it to third base, keep Jayden back on second. Geo couldn’t let that happen.

He dove in front of Travis, crowding him, holding an arm out to block Travis from throwing the ball.

Travis snorted, bemused. “What are you doing? You’re on my team.” He backed up, trying to get away from Geo.

“Blood before bros, man,” Geo said with fake seriousness. He kept up with Travis, step for step, grabbing Travis’s right arm in a firm grip so he couldn’t raise the ball.

“Stop it!” Travis laughed. “Dork. That’s not legal.”

“Don’t care.”

They took three steps back, like they were dancing. Geo held Travis’s right arm, staring him down. Travis met his gaze, a goofy smile on his lips. Back and back they stumbled. Suddenly, Travis got a sparkle in his eyes. He wrapped his left arm around Geo’s waist and picked him up, swinging him around so he ended up behind Travis.

Geo was still finding his feet as Travis drew back his arm and sent the ball sailing.

Right to home plate. But Jayden got there first. Umpire Cindy made the motion with her hands, safe.

Geo laughed and raised his arms in triumph. “Yeah, baby! Great job, Jayden! Home run, whoo!”

Then he realized everyone was staring at them. On the sidelines, there were a dozen cameras raised, filming.

Oh. Er. Hmm. Geo wiped his face, feeling sheepish.

That’s when a piercing scream rent the air.


About Eli

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.
Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.

Her website is www.elieaston.com

You can email her at eli@elieaston.com


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♥ Release Blitz ♥ Fracture by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott (Unbreakable Bonds #6)

Check out the fifth book in this awesome series !! Read my review and an excerpt !! And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway !!

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Title: Fracture
Series: The Unbreakable Bond Series
Author: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Mystery/Suspense Romance
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Page Count: 201 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

 

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After three years, Snow and Jude’s relationship is still passionate and strong. They’re getting ready for a romantic vacation at home when Jude receives a horrifying call no one wants to receive. His youngest brother was found barely clinging to life. While Jude’s family is rallying around Jordan, Jude is determined to find out what happened to him.

Snow and Jude follow the clues, investigating a side of Jordan’s life none of them knew about…and is far darker than any would have believed possible. They get pulled deeper into the seedy side of life, while echoes from a past Snow thought he walked away from return to offer an unexpected insight into the cause of Jordan’s injuries.

But someone else has noticed their involvement and is furious, putting them both in danger. The risk is high but so is Jude’s determination to find the truth—though the knowledge could very well fracture his heart.


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I have been a huge fan of these two authors ever since I first read “Shiver“. There was no going back after that one, and Lucas, Andrei, Snow, Jude, Rowe, Noah, Ian, and Hollis have pretty much been like family since…well maybe “family” is not the right word, considering all the dirty thoughts I have about them… Acquaintances might be a better word. 

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I love all the men in this series…each and every one of them is special and amazing, (though everyone knows that I am gonna marry Hollis 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1 one day) but I think Snow and Jude are definitely the hottest couple. So getting another book about the two of them is a real treat.

It has been three years since these two found each other and, they have been going strong ever since. Things have finally settled down for everyone and after working non-stop, Snow and Jude are ready to have some vacation time..aka alone time together…

Too bad fate feels like screwing with them once again… 

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When Jude’s youngest brother ends up violated and beaten down in the hospital, Jude and Snow will go to extremes to find out what happened and punish those responsible. Thankfully they are not alone, which meant I got to see all my favorites again !!

I absolutely loved this one…I spend most of the time reading it on the edge of my seat. It deals with some heaviness but these wonderful authors know exactly when to lighten things up a bit, preventing it becoming too dark. And since this is Snow and Jude we are talking about, there is also some delicious steam

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I highly recommend all the books in this series and I can’t wait for some more Rowe/Noah and Ian/Hollis (oh how I love Hollis 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1). Jocelynn and Rinda have already promised us their stories next 😉 

Now if you’ll excuse me…I have some Unbreakable re-reads to do 😛 

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Snow rushed through the emergency room with Jude. His heart was pounding so hard it was like he could feel it in his throat, threatening to choke off his airway. A sinister nagging voice in the back of his head kept repeating, Three years, three years, three years.

Roughly three years ago, he’d run into this same hospital to find one of his best friends on the floor, his entire world falling apart because his wife had been killed in what had appeared to be a car accident. And he hadn’t been there to operate on her. To save her life.

Melissa Ward had been light and laughter and happiness. She’d brought joy to all who knew her.

And Rowe Ward had been devastated to lose her. They all had been.

They’d nearly lost Rowe to his grief.

Now Snow was running through the hospital where he and Jude worked nearly every day. He was vaguely aware of familiar faces registering surprise and flashes of sadness as they passed by, but it didn’t matter. They stopped only long enough to find out that Jordan was in surgery and that Jude’s family was already in the surgical ICU waiting room.

“Snow,” Jude said in a low, shaky breath as they waited for the elevator to ascend to the correct floor. That broken sound gutted him.

He reached over and wrapped his hand around the back of Jude’s neck, pulling him tight against his taller frame. “We’ll figure this out,” he replied, forcing the words past the lump in his throat while telling himself that this was not going to be like Mel.

Jordan was a strong young man. Not even twenty-one yet. A good guy who loved to laugh. Definitely not the sort to seek out trouble. This had to be nothing more than him being in the wrong damn place at the wrong damn time. The doctors on call would be able to fix him up and get him safely on the mend.

But he couldn’t give Jude promises that he couldn’t keep or offer fake platitudes. Jude had worked as a paramedic for several years now. He’d been the paramedic first on the scene for Mel. He knew how quickly things could turn bad with nothing anyone could do to stop them.

“My brain won’t accept it. Not Jordan.”

“I know,” Snow said. “But he’s young and he’s strong. That works in his favor.”

The elevator doors parted, and they were quickly moving again to the large, quiet waiting room.




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Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

 

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Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid (Game Changers #2)

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Title: Heated Rivalry
Series: Game Changers #2
Author: Rachel Reid
Genre: Dark Romance
Release date: March 25th, 2019 
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

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Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander’s game—definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate.

Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn’t just crazy talented, he’s got a spotless reputation. Hockey is his life. Now that he’s captain of the Montreal Voyageurs, he won’t let anything jeopardize that, especially the sexy Russian whose hard body keeps him awake at night.

Boston Bears captain Ilya Rozanov is everything Shane’s not. The self-proclaimed king of the ice, he’s as cocky as he is talented. No one can beat him—except Shane. They’ve made a career on their legendary rivalry, but when the skates come off, the heat between them is undeniable. When Ilya realizes he wants more than a few secret hookups, he knows he must walk away. The risk is too great.

As their attraction intensifies, they struggle to keep their relationship out of the public eye. If the truth comes out, it could ruin them both. But when their need for each other rivals their ambition on the ice, secrecy is no longer an option…


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I really enjoyed the first book in this series Game Changer I mean who doesn’t love a good gay “sports” romance ?? And hey…we are talking hockey here !!

But I’ve got to be honest and say that this second book, outshined the first one by miles … for me that is. I absolutely loved this book and I fell head over heels in love with Ilya Rozanov… 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

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This one has one of my favorite tropes… “enemies to lovers” Boy, do these two know how to have some awesome “hate/angry sex“!! My ovaries damn near exploded. I remember saying that the first book in the series could have done with a smidge less sex…but that was definitely NOT how I felt about this one… The first book was also much sweeter even though I think this one was more romantic… I hope I am still making sense 😛

This story starts in the present and then takes us back about 7 years. Normally I really don’t like it when a book takes me back in time, but with this one…I thankfully gobbled every bit of new info up and begged for more.

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Shane and Ilya have been enemies on the ice for years and….lovers in bed. But how do you spent years being intimate with someone and not catch feels… The world may think they hate each other, and they both play their parts…but deep inside, …they know better.

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I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next !!

I highly recommend this series 😉

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Defy (Sinners of Saint 0.5) by L.J. Shen

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Title: Defy
Series: Sinners of Saint
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: NA Romance
Published: October 18th, 2016
Page Count:  165 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5


 

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My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.
I slept with my student, a senior in high school.
Multiple times.
I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it.


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I am a big fan of L.J. Shen’s work and so I loved reading the “Sinners of Saint” series. In light of her new series “All Saints High” almost coming out, I figured I would do a re-read of all the books so everything is fresh in my mind. Now imagine my surprise (read: shock) when I found out I never read Jamie’s story !!! I just don’t understand how this happened !!

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Of course, when I found out (a few hours ago), I put everything else aside and fixed the error of my ways… Normally I would be thankful this was a short story, but we are talking “HotHoles” here and so I was just sad when I was finished so soon.

Since I already read every book in this series, I knew exactly who Jaime was and that Melody was his former teacher. I was so happy to finally find out how they got together…better late than never 😉 

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It was sooo good. Melody is a 26-year-old English Lit teacher at All Saints High. This makes her 8 years older than the “Hotholes“, who are all in one of her classes. And somewhere along the way, she has caught the attention of one of them specifically… Jamie …7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

Melody isn’t really happy with her job. She is trying to teach a bunch of privileged kids, who make it a mission not to listen to anything she says. To make matters worse, the principal of the school, who is also Jamie’s mother, is a cold-hearted bitch seemingly trying to get her fired. Not that being a teacher was ever her dreamjob…she wanted to be a dancer, but life isn’t always fair.

You know what also isn’t fair….One of your students trying to blackmail you for sex because you wrecked his car 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659 Jamie makes it perfectly clear what it is he wants from Melody. I just don’t think it really classifies as blackmail …since she seems to want it just as much. 

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I loved these two. This book was definitely a bit on the lighter side compared to all the others. Melody’s inner voice was hilarious and she really is “my kind of girl”. I can understand why Jamie wanted her so badly. That said…Jamie was pretty freaking awesome himself !!

I can’t wait for “Pretty Reckless” to get here. I know Daria is gonna be the heroine and she is Jamie and Melody’s daughter. I am sure she will be just as awesome as her parents.

Highly recommended

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Off the Ice by Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn (Hat Trick #1)

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Title: Off the Ice
Author: Avon Gale Piper Vaughn
Genre: Gay “sports” Romance
Re-release date: 25 March 2019 
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

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Previously published; newly refreshed by the authors

He’s hot for teacher

NHL star Tristan Holt may be at the top of his game, but he’s already thinking one play ahead. Hitting the books in the off-season means he’ll have a business degree to fall back on when it’s time to hang up his hockey skates.

But his straightforward plan is complicated by his undeniable attraction to his sexy sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz.

Impressed by Tristan’s brain as well as his brawn, Sebastian can’t help lusting after the gorgeous jock. With tenure on the line, Sebastian won’t break the rules by becoming involved with one of his students—at least, not until the end of term. Once final grades are posted, though, their naughty mutual fantasies can become reality.

Tristan’s not sure he’s up for being the poster boy for openly gay hockey players, but Sebastian’s never been the type of man to keep his sexuality—or his relationships—in the closet. For Tristan, being with Sebastian might mean risking more than just his heart. 

 

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When I found out that one of my favorite books was being repolished, I happily signed up to review it, because what’s better than re-reading one of your favorites!! I can’t really say this is a “golden oldie” because it hasn’t been that long since I first read this one. I can tell you that I still loved it just as much the second time around. Maybe even more since I have been slowly building a newfound appreciation for BDSM and other sorts of kink 😉

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I was already a huge hockey fan. Those big sexy men, with their big sticks…come to mama !!!!!  I am also a huge fan of Avon Gale’s Scoring Chances series. No way I wasn’t gonna love this one !!

 This book has a lot of tropes I absolutely love…We get two hot guys getting down and dirty, my favorite sport (hockey !!), some age difference, student/teacher (forbidden vibe), and some very nicely done “kink“. Not to mention the delicious dirty talk. What more could a girl wish for … not much, I tell you !!

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I am not a big “kink” reader, but I have slowly started to appreciate it more and more. It also helped that these guys were extremely HOT together! There is definitely a bit of a dom/sub relationship going on here and I myself think it was very nicely done. Tristan loves to have his ass spanked 😉  

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There was also a bit of humiliation play, and I’ve got to be honest here and say that I am not a big fan. It’s definitely one of the reasons I couldn’t give it 5 stars. Thankfully it wasn’t too much and so I didn’t feel like putting the books down.

Tristan Holt is a 23 year closeted NHL hockey player, for Venom. He is taking classes he is to get his business degree because he is afraid “hockey” alone won’t be enough to secure his future.  That’s where he meets his Sociology professor. It becomes clear real soon that Tristan…is hot for his teacher 😛 

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Sebastian Cruz has offered to summer school since this could help him get tenure. He definitely the broody kind and his “resting bitch” face is practically famous. For a professor teaching about “bias“, he makes a huge mistake, when it comes to Tristan though. Fortunately, Sebastian is also the kind of person to admit to his mistakes and to try and fix them. 

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These two have an instant attraction going on, and sparks are flying everywhere, but they don’t act on it, not until Tristan is no longer Sebastian’s student, that is. That doesn’t mean they don’t get off on the whole teacher-student thing. 

I really enjoyed the way Sebastian dominated Tristan, he was exactly what Tristan needed and wanted.

When he was alone in bed at night, he craved dominance. Someone to help him just….let go.

Sebastian definitely helps him to let go. The man was an absolute master at making Tristan submit and blush… and did I mention his dirty talk ?? It was delicious.

“You can suck me off after lunch” …”Except I want you to do it in my bed, nice and slow. If you think you deserve my come, you need to work for it.” 

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Tristan had no problem “working” for it, that’s for sure.

As they spend more and more time together, their feelings for each grow. But Tristan is still hiding deep inside the closet, while Sebastian is very much out and proud, with no intention of going back in.

I absolutely loved this book, it was hot and sweet and both characters awesome. I also loved all the other members of Tristan’s team, and I really hope, we will get the goalie’s story next …I can’t wait !!

I Highly recommend!

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Wake Up Married serial, Episodes 1 – 6 (Wake Up Married #1-6) by Leta Blake, Alice Griffiths

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Title: Will and Patrick 1-6
Series: Wake Up Married Serial
Author: Leta Blake, Alice Griffiths
Genre: Gay Romance
Published:  October 27th, 2015
Page Count:  700 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars

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First things first. This is a series of short books (around 100 pgs each) about the same awesome couple. These books can not be read as stand alone and they should be read in order, starting with the first book Will & Patrick Wake up Married. You can also binge read them in the Wake Up Married Serial 1-6.  I have read them all separately back to back…and damn, I’m gonna miss Will and Patrick….mostly Patrick 😉 Continue reading

More Than Her (More Than #2) by Jay McLean

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Title: More Than Her
Series: More Than #2
Author: Jay McLean
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 18th, 2013
Page Count: 315 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

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If you’ve read the first book in this series, More Than This, then you should be very aware of who Logan is. If you haven’t… stop what you are doing and go read it… now !! Things will make much more sense if you read book 1 first. 

Logan is Jake’s friend and he is an awesome cocky bastard !! He doesn’t sugarcoat and what you see is what you get… and boy did I like what I saw 5d0ea20d51184ba1bb6249faf6f342ba Continue reading

Darkness Embraced (Hades Hangmen #7) by Tillie Cole

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Title: Darkness Embraced
Series: Hades Hangmen
Author: Tillie Cole
Genre: Dark Romance
Published: January 22nd, 2019
Page Count: 460 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

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I fell deeply in love with this series, when I read the first book, It Ain’t Me, Babe, years ago. I have loved every single book in this series, since, though book 2, Heart Recaptured, still remains to be my favorite out of all of them. I am a fangirl 😉 Continue reading

If I Ever (Hell or High Water #4) by S.E. Jakes

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Title: If I Ever
Author: S.E. Jakes
Series: Hell or Highwater #4
Genre(s): Gay Suspense Romance
Published: January 21st, 2019 

Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5



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It has been a really really long wait for this book. Years even… So when it finally arrived, I got a bit nervous. After waiting so long, I really needed this to be good.  Continue reading

Daylight Again (Hell or High Water #3) by S.E. Jakes

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Title: Daylight Again
Author: S.E. Jakes
Series: Hell or Highwater #3
Genre(s): Gay Suspense Romance
Published: May 5th, 2014 

Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5


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This is the third book in this awesome series and just so you know, they can not be read as stand alones !! They need to be read in order, or you won’t know what the hell is going on. 

Let me start by saying that I loved every single character in this book…even the ones I hated (I am looking at you John and Cillian ;p). Well maybe I didn’t really hate Cillian, but he did annoy the hell out of me in this one.  Continue reading

Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2) by S.E. Jakes

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Title: Long Time Gone
Author: S.E. Jakes
Series: Hell or Highwater #2
Genre(s): Gay Suspense Romance
Published: September 13th, 2013

Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5


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Before I start this review, can I just take a moment to appreciate this awesome cover !! One of the reasons I love it so very much, is because my husband has the same kind of tattoo on his back… gorgeous…sigh…

Anyways, this is the second book in this series about Tommy and Prophet and it can NOT be read as a stand-alone 😉

Now as much as I loved the first book, Catch a Ghost, I just knew I was gonna love this one even more.. and I was right of course. I always am (I wish). Continue reading

Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water #1) by S.E. Jakes

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Title: Catch a Ghost
Author: S.E. Jakes
Series: Hell or Highwater #1
Genre(s): Gay Suspense Romance
Published: September 13th, 2013

Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5


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I have read this whole series many times already, but with book 4 finally coming out…I just had to do another re-read. It has been a long wait but it seems like it’s really gonna happen this time !! I can’t wait for more Prophet and Tommy. Continue reading