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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Review: Chris Owen and Tory Temple – By the Numbers

51lawDlSJoLAuthor: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary: Contemporary

2nd Edition
When Nathaniel, aka Deuce, arrives home to an apartment building on fire, he can only think of one thing: his pregnant dog. Luckily firefighter Trey Donovan rescues her, and Nathaniel is exceedingly grateful. In fact, he tracks down Trey’s station so he can show his gratitude properly—and explore the connection he senses between them. Trey’s interested, but a less-than-friendly ex-wife and … Continue reading

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Review: Heloise West – Ardent

33643042Author: Heloise West
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Manifold Press
Genre: Historical

Summary:

In the village of Torrenta, master painter Morello has created a color that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red. Master Zeno, from strife-ridden Medici Florence, tells him the color gives him a competitive advantage – but Morello must be careful. Fraud is ever-present in the dye and pigment markets.

As they work together in Torrenta, Morello falls hard for Zeno’s assistant, Benedetto Tagliaferro, a … Continue reading

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Review tour and giveaway: Anna Martin – The Impossible Boy

The Impossible Boy – Anna Martin

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner   Publisher: Dreamspinner Cover Design: Garrett Leigh   Length: 67,000 words   Blurb

This is not your average love story.

Ben Easton is not your average romantic hero. He’s a tattooed, badass, wannabe rock star, working in a perfectly horrible dive bar in Camden Town. His life is good, and he’s totally unprepared for how one man will turn … Continue reading

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Review: Kelly Jensen – Block and Strike

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Jacob Kendricks is three months out of prison, estranged from his daughter, and ready to get his life on track. Taking care of the bum curled up on his doorstep isn’t part of the plan. When he realizes the man has been assaulted, Jake takes him to the hospital, where he learns that Max is his downstairs neighbor… and that he could really use a friend. Keeping Max … Continue reading

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2016 Favorites!

Ashley 2016 Favorites

Harold (Theosophi 2) by T.A. Creech

This delightful novella is about a grumpy angel falling to earth and the former soldier who falls in love with him.  See my review for more details!

Hexmaker (Hexworld 2) by Jordan L. Hawk

The second book in the amazing Jordan L. Hawk’s Hexworld series, this book follows the fox shifter Malachi and the forensic hexman for the Metropolitan Witch Police Dr. Owen Yates .  When Malachi, a thief, is wrongfully accused of murder he is only just saved by Owen who happens by and who Malachi recognizes … Continue reading

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Review tour: Anthology Mischief Corner – This Wish Tonight

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Blurbs:

Warmth, family, good cheer? Not everyone associates these things with the winter holidays. For some, it’s a time of longing and reflection. Mischief Corner Books invites authors to create stories set during the holiday season and centered on the fulfillment of a wish or desire.

Fear of Fire by Gregory L. Norris

Glass Artist Lucius Price works desperately to create a holiday symbol intended to help the town of Villatopia heal from a rash of unsolved … Continue reading

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Review: Thianna Durston – Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights

51soh7g6fjlAuthor: Thianna Durston
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary holiday

Summary:

Former US Marine John Ving hates everything about holiday displays: they’re tacky, they waste energy, and they’re an eyesore. So what does his new neighbor do? He sets up the holiday spectacle from hell, and he doesn’t seem to care which holiday—he has a menorah, a baby Jesus, a Santa, and everything in between. Not to mention it’s swathed in enough lights his house is probably visible … Continue reading

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Review: Iced – Jon Keys

51shgv9httlAuthor: Jon Keys
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary holiday

Summary:

Keith Walker, a mall bookstore employee, is struggling to get through another miserable holiday season while trying to preserve a crumbling long-term relationship. One of his few comforts is his morning coffee made by a good-looking, younger barista. Austin Novak felt an attraction when Keith started frequenting the coffee shop, but he doesn’t think the older man has any interest in him or his graphic novel collection.

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Review: Angel Martinez – Boots

51uxfuyiz9lAuthor: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:
Newly expanded version!
Willem’s lost his job and his boyfriend, and now possibly his mind when his cat calls him a nitwit.
Willem’s father never approved of his artistic talents, his choices in life, or the fact that he’s gay. When the only thing Horst leaves to Willem is the family cat, he thinks it’s his father’s last insult from the grave. That is, until … Continue reading

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