Review: Kate McMurray – What’s the Use of Wondering? (WMU #2)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Violinist Logan has spent most of his life training for a career in music. But as the pressure mounts during his junior year, he questions whether playing in an orchestra is the future he wants, or one chosen by his parents. His new roommate—that annoying jerk Peter from last year’s production of _i>Guys and Dolls—complicates matters. Crammed into a dorm room with the overconfident but undeniably hot accounting … Continue reading

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Review: A.R. Barley – Chasing His Cottontail (Hoppity Shifter, #1)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Peter’s been half in love with Luke Holland for as long as he can remember, but his best friend’s very human brother has always been off limits¦but when werewolves come to town this bunny shifter is going to have to decide whether he’s ready to fight for what he’s always wanted.

Luke Holland is tall, dark, and human. He’s also off limits for daisy obsessed bunny … Continue reading

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Review: J.D. Walker – Romancing the Bouncer

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Bennett “Ben” Pachowski is a bouncer at Throwbacks. He likes his job, though he gets tired of being thought of as more brawn than brain. He loves books, prefers to be romanced before sleeping with a man, and has a crazy feline companion named Bessie.

Ben’s favorite band, Rebel’s Ultimatum, plays at the club on weekends, giving him an eyeful of sexy bass player, Monty Mabuse. Ben is … Continue reading

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Review: A.M. Arthur – Their Life as They Live It (Perspectives #4)

516Yux-DvmL._SY346_Author: A.M. Arthur
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Briggs-King Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

“Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Bernard “Bear” Henson is a blessed man. He is happily married to the love of his life, he co-owns a successful business, and his grown son is desperately in love with a wonderful partner. But Bear knows all too well how precarious that happiness is, so he lives every day … Continue reading

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Review: Eric Arvin – Terms We Have for Dreaming

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Summary:

Three hundred souls. That is all.

The entire world, all of human existence, comes to three hundred souls born and reborn again. No more and no less. Countless billions of people share these souls, each individual with a slight piece or sliver of grace. But when gods corrupt and upset the most delicate of balances, a hero must come forth to lead people toward a brighter day … Continue reading

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Review: Xavier Mayne – Farlough

51QFPjoad7L._SY346_Author: Xavier Mayne
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Newly turned thirty, Cameron North is preparing himself to spend his life alone. When he inherits his great-aunt’s teashop on the remote island of Farlough, he returns for the first time in more than a dozen years to a place where memories—and demons—flit close to the surface of his mind. There he meets Gwyneth, a sassy barista who becomes his instant best friend—until Cam discovers she’s … Continue reading

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Review: A. M. Arthur – Sound of Us (Us #2)

51PLlqbvnqLAuthor: A. M. Arthur
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Briggs-King Books
Genre: MMM Contemporary

Summary:

Jake Bowden didn’t expect to be settling into a strong, loving relationship with another guy at only twenty-three years old—never mind with two. His chemistry with Cris is as strong as ever, while things with Charles are more like a simmer than a heavy boil. Charles says he’s perfectly content to go at Jake’s pace, but Jake isn’t sure slow is what he wants anymore. And … 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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Review: Sam Argent – Witches for Hire (Odd Jobs #1)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

All recovering drug addict and witch Jeremy Ragsdale wants is to shamble on to the next job without any disasters. Instead, the temp agency saddles him with a fellow witch who hates him, an Amazon one violent outburst away from deportation, and a knight from another world as his boss. Even worse, their jack-of-all-trades magic business stumbles upon a conspiracy to kill Desmond the Great, Atlanta’s sexy … Continue reading

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Review: C.S. Poe – Joy (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a … Continue reading

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