Andrea Speed – Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned #1)

Author: Andrea Speed
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781937551032

This is a very short story which appears to be the beginning of a series.  Josh, he of the title, works the night shift at Quik-Mart.  Sounds run of the mill, until you realize that there is a hell portal in the Quik-Mart parking lot, and the customers who tend to come in might be lizard-monsters or the walking dead.  Decaying zombies who always go for the frozen burritos (and when Josh … Continue reading

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Dany Sirene – Fire Play

Author: Dany Sirene
Reviewed by: Tina
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre:  M/M
ISBN:  1613723245

The story opens with a trial against Fire Demuirge Lau.  Very quickly the reader is submerged in all things Lau. He is arrogant, has more pride than sense and feels that he should not ever have to prostrate himself to anyone, even Mother Goddess.  Since Lau is an ass (and he killed a human), Mother Goddess sentences him to live as a human until he fulfills her requirements:  Basically he must become … Continue reading

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Ariel Tachna – Inherit the Sky

Author: Ariel Tachna
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13:9781613724194

I found this to be a nice light romance book set in the Australian Outback.  Caine has a problem with stuttering so is stuck in a dead end job and no boyfriend.  His mother inherits Lang Downs,  a sheep station or ranch in Australia and Caine sees the station as a place to start over and continue his great-uncle’s legacy.  Caine knows nothing about sheep ranching but what he lacks in knowledge … Continue reading

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Gena Showalter – The Vampire’s Bride (Atlantis #4)


Author: Gena Showalter
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: M/F Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9780373773596

First of all, I really like the way Gena Showalter writes, and her world building.  I can ‘see’ where the characters are, and what their lives are like.  Her characters are richly drawn and complex.  Her stories are complex.  And therein lies some of the problems I had with Vampire’s Bride.

I like the story, but there is a ton going on.   Layel, who is the Vampire King,  has a … Continue reading

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Zach Sweets – Rusty’s Surprise

Author: Zach Sweets
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781620041291

This is a very short story revolving around Rusty and his Valentine Day surprise for his love, Hal.  Rusty works at a construction company and begins the day a little irritated at coworkers who “forget” that Rusty is Deaf, and so don’t take the time to allow him to lip read, or won’t repeat what was said.  Rusty heads home to give Hal an overdue surprise, including his favorite dinner and … Continue reading

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Paula Quinn – Ravished by a Highlander (Children of the Mist #1)

Author: Paula Quinn
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Forever
Genre: M/F Historical
ISBN 13: 9780446569606

Some historical romance stories give a glancing view of the historical part, focusing on the romance, which then feels more like a contemporary with some language variations.  This offering by Paula Quinn is not one of those stories.  There is a great deal of historical detail here, political explanations and back-story.  There is a large power struggle between Catholics and Protestants in the year 1685.  Davina, the heroine of royal blood, has been sent … Continue reading

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RJ Scott – Guarding Morgan (Sanctuary #1)

Author: RJ Scott
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781920501518

RJ Scott is back and is writing the contemporary romance that we’ve all come to love.  Morgan Drake was under FBI protection for witnessing a murder until someone on the inside reveals the location of the safe house.  The agent that was guarding Morgan is shot in the chest and Morgan himself is wounded but not before he memorizes a bizarre sequence of words that take him to Sanctuary.  Sanctuary picks is … Continue reading

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RJ Scott – The Only Easy Day

Author: RJ Scott
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781614954125

This book picked up pretty much where Guarding Morgan left off.  We meet the murdered girl’s step-brother, Joseph Kinnon, an active navy SEAL.  He is just back from a mission and learns that Elizabeth is dead.  Joseph begins his own investigation into Elizabeth’s murder with the help of his SEAL team.  Dale MacIntyre is an ex SEAL now working for Sanctuary in trying to get enough evidence to bring the Bullen’s down.  … Continue reading

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P.D. Singer – Prep Work

Author: P.D. Singer
Reviewed by: Valentina Heart
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613720721

I didn’t really know what to expect when I first started reading this story, but the first page alone had me chuckling and the ice was broken – I loved it enough to continue reading with almost contagious enthusiasm.

Jude is a chef whose career took the wrong turn during the years and instead of doing what he loves, he’s traveling the world tasting all kinds of disgusting as well as … Continue reading

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Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy – Love Tattoo

Author: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: M/F Paranormal
ISBN 13: 2940011255069

Love Tattoo is written in alternating point of view, first person of Cara, and third person focus on Will.  Cara is a country singer, on her way to Nashville for a last try at stardom.  A random bathroom stop in a very early morning brings her face to face with Will, a Shakespeare quoting truck driver.  Within minutes of meeting, they are locked in a kiss and Cara … Continue reading

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