Review: Rick R. Reed – The Perils of Intimacy (Series)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Jimmy and Mark make an adorable couple. Jimmy’s kindness and clean-cut cuteness radiate out of him like light. Mark, although a bit older, complements Jimmy with his humor and his openness to love.

But between them, a dark secret lurks, one with the power to destroy.

See, when Mark believes he’s meeting Jimmy for the first time in the diner where he works, he’s wrong.

Mark has … Continue reading

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Review: Santino Hassell – Concourse (Five Boroughs #5)

41XQz33bePL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka.

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always … Continue reading

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Review: Brandon Witt – Vodka & Handcuffs (Mary’s Boys #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Vahin Arora, Hamburger Mary’s sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends—his chosen family at Mary’s—don’t realize Vahin hasn’t had a hookup in months. Then Tall, Dark, and Handsome steps through the door, and Vahin’s libido races back to life.

Being a black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job—Marlon Barton can’t imagine adding being gay to the equation. And while … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Mason Thomas – Lord Mouse (Lords of Davenia #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Cardeno C – To Touch You (Mates #4)

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“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow … Continue reading

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Review: Cardeno C. – To Touch You (Mates #4)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain … Continue reading

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Review: Bey Deckard – Exposed

51DY5+BKBULAuthor: Bey Deckard
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: BDSM

Summary:

With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely.

Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Wineheart – The Wizard by the Sea

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Author: Anna Wineheart
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:
On his tenth birthday, Connor trips over a wizard on the shore. Amidst glowing clovers and roses drawn in the sand, the wizard shelters him from the rain and promises to teach him magic. Three years later, they meet again, and Connor becomes his student.

Yates has never been a mentor—he doesn’t deserve the privilege. But Connor comes to him after a tragedy, broken and helpless, … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Amy Lane – Winter Ball (Winter Ball #1)

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Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.

One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected—nor want to forget. Soon Skip … Continue reading

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Review: Bru Baker – Tall, Dark and Deported

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Reviewer: Kevin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Romance

Summary:

Crossing the border into love.

Snap decisions and misguided ideas bring Portuguese national Mateus Fontes and businessman Crawford Hargrave together at the Canadian border crossing.

Mateus is caught in a catch-22. With his almost-expired tourist visa, entrance to Canada is denied, but the US won’t let him back in either. Crawford thinks he’s solved things when he tells the border agent they’re engaged, and it works—except now … Continue reading

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