J.R. Ward – Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1)


Author
: J.R. Ward
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
Penquin Group
Genre:
M/F Urban Fantasy
ISBN 13:
9781101128435

This first book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood was oddly amusing.  There’s a war going on between the vampires and the Lessening Society.  Wrath is the last full blooded vampire left and the damaged king of the vampires.  He is afraid to fail as king so will not take the throne.  Beth is a half noble vampire and half human.  The time for her transition … Continue reading

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Connie Bailey – The Raw Prawn


Author
: Connie Bailey
Reviewed by:
Valentina Heart
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Mystery
ISBN 13:
9781613720974

The reason I decided to read this book was the mention of porn industry in the blurb. For some reason I really like books with the same or similar theme and the challenges presented to the characters usually make it more than interesting.

This was a story about Jarod, a backpacker who ended up in Australia without a dollar left to spend. His trip … Continue reading

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Gail Carriger – Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2)


Author
: Gail Carriger
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
Orbit
Genre:
M/F Paranormal Fantasy
ISBN 13: 
9780316088039

Gail Carriger has managed to pull another good read out of satirical bag of tricks.  Alexia is now Lady Maccon after marrying Conall.  It is a marriage of love but then any marriage to Alexia is a wild ride.  The supernatural set is having a mysterious problem with areas of humanity forming and turning them mortal.  Conall is sure that the trouble has something to do with his old pack … Continue reading

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Dakota Rebel – Quarantine


Author:
 Dakota Rebel
Reviewed by:
Valentina Heart
Publisher:
Resplendence Publishing
Genre:
M/M, M/F/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 
2940013079922

This is essentially a straight erotic romance, which desperately tried to be everything else. Jo is on the run from a man who made her a were-cougar and killed her husband. She’s been dodging him for six months, only to get trapped in a bar with three men and no way out.

Someone reported an anthrax outbreak in the bar and the whole establishment was placed under … Continue reading

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Daisy Harris – Mercury Rising


Author:
 Daisy Harris
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Ravenous Romance
Genre:
M/F Fantasy
ISBN 13: 
9781607774075

There is a lot going on in this book, and sometimes, particularly in the beginning, it is confusing. There are also lot of firsts: the Virgin goddess losing her virginity to not one, but two gods, Thor and Loki; the very closeted Mercury (yes, the one with the winged shoes) being a bottom for the first time and well as giving of himself for the first time; Jupiter … Continue reading

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Emily Gould – Chrysalis


Author
: Emily Gould
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Less Than Three Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781936202874

This story really could have been longer and filled in some backstory, but as it was, I found it light and sweet.  Luke is supposed to be finding out if Josh, big giant rugby player, is gay, and if he is not, Luke is supposed to ask him if he would go out with Luke’s friend, Emmy.  What emo-looking Luke does instead is basically shout out, … Continue reading

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Diana DiRicci – Swept Away


Author:
 Diana DiRicci
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Etopia Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781936751600

Luke is engaged to Sandy, and on the night of his unofficial bachelor party, his friends basically dare the very drunk Luke to kiss a man.  He does so, and realizes that this has rocked his world, bringing out feelings that he has never had before and making him question himself.  Apparently, he was honest with Sandy about it, which broke off the engagement in a fairly cruel … Continue reading

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Cherie Noel – The Soldier & the State Trooper


Author
: Cherie Noel
Reviewed by:
Valentina Heart
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781608204038
 

This is a somewhat long story about a soldier with a daughter, who has his quirks and more than enough problems but still prefers to look on the bright side of things. In addition, it is a story about a State Trooper who knows exactly what he wants and has more than enough strength and persistence to get it.

The start of how Robert met Christie … Continue reading

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Heather Graham – Phantom Evil


Author
: Heather Graham
Reviewed by:
Tara
Publisher:
Mira Books
Genre:
M/F Parnormal
ISBN 13:
9780778329534

After losing two teammates to a serial killer on a recent mission, Jackson Crow is reluctant to lead a new team, but when a renowned paranormal investigator asks him to lead his own psychic team, Jackson can’t help but be intrigued.  A senator’s wife has fallen to her death and certain people believe her death was caused by the ghosts purported to haunt the mansion in which … Continue reading

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Johnny Miles – Lauderdale Hearts


Author:
 Johnny Miles
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
Loose ID
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 
9781607379355

This book was a sweet love story.  Blake Hudson is a hard working ad executive in New York City.  He hasn’t let a man get close to his heart since getting out of an abusive relationship, one nighters and an occasional second date.  A heart attack at the age 39, forces Blake to take time off from work and the pressures of NYC for a month’s rest in Ft … Continue reading

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