Audio Review: Ari McKay – Striking Sparks (Dreamspun Desires#24)

51Posu-f-iL._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield

Summary:

The stakes are high and the heat is on.

Beau Walker, owner of the Barbecue Shack, needs the help of Jake Parnell, his one-time rival and secret crush, in a televised barbecue competition. Beau is a proud man, but the stakes are high, and smart, sexy Jake is his only hope, even if being around Jake reawakens the attraction he’s fought for years.

Jake left … Continue reading

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Review: Jacob Z. Flores – Suddenly Yours (One Fine Day #2)

51R8V4eiiFLAuthor: Jacob Z. Flores
Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.

Cody Hayes is having one epic morning-after. The hangover following a Vegas bachelor party is nothing new to him, and neither is the naked man in his bed.

His apparent marriage is a different story.

Carefully plotting every detail of his life carried Julian Canales to a Senate seat as an openly gay man. A drunken night of … Continue reading

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Review: James Osiris Baldwin – Blood Hound: (Alexi Sokolsky: Hound of Eden #1)

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Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: MM Thriller

Summary:

Alexi Sokolsky is not your everyday hitman. Introspective, intuitive, and fiercely intelligent, he is also a mage capable of murder with nothing but his voice and the power of his will. However, arcane ability comes with a price: The same powers that make Alexi indispensable to the Russian Mafia also make him a social outcast, an object of fear and superstition.

When a high-ranking Sicilian Mafioso is … Continue reading

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Review: Mell Eight – Ge-Mi (Part One)

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Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Summary:

A hundred years ago evil scientists spliced human genes with those of animals, creating a genetic mutation passed on through the generations. Hated because of their differences, these Ge-Mis live on the fringes of society where they scrounge and scrape to get by.

Nevada is half Ge-Mi, and hides that fact behind baggy clothes and by keeping distance between himself and everyone around him. One day … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Sarina Bowen – The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years #4)

51RAOlWJD9L._SY346_Author: Sarina Bowen
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Renae Road Books
Genre: M/F Contemporary

Narrators Saskia Maarleveld and Chris Podehl

Summary:

The girl who’s had everyone meets the boy who has no one.

For Bella, the sweet-talking, free-loving, hip-checking student manager of the Harkness men’s hockey team, sex is a second language. She’s used to being fluent where others stutter, and the things people say behind her back don’t (often) bother her. So she can’t understand why her smoking … Continue reading

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Audio Review: J. Scott Coatsworth – The Autumn Lands (Series)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Vance Bastian

Summary:   Jerrith is running. Kissed by an elf, he can’t remain in his hometown of Althos anymore. Not that he wanted to stay.

Caspian still hasn’t figured out why he kissed Jerrith, but he’s running too. Since he was exiled from the Autumn Lands, his past has been hazy, and his future uncertain. But when a stray memory brings things into focus, … Continue reading

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Review: N.R. Walker – Imago (Imago #1)

33973794Author: N.R. Walker
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher:
Genre: Mm Contemporary

Summary: Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good … Continue reading

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Review: K.J. Charles – An Unseen Attraction (Sins of the Cities #1)

51su9h-caalAuthor: K.J. Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles.

Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies, his work—and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their long fireside evenings together. If only neat, precise, irresistible Mr. Green were interested in more than friendship. . … Continue reading

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Review: DJ Jamison – Heart Trouble

heartAuthor: DJ Jamison
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he’s smitten immediately. Too bad he’s given the nurse the impression he’s some kind of daredevil. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences — a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he’s … Continue reading

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Review: J. Scott Coatsworth – Skythane

33899235Author: J. Scott Coatsworth
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Paranormal

Summary: Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.

Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s … Continue reading

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