Audio Review: M.A. Church – Dragon’s Hoard (Dreamspun Beyond #5)

Author: M.A. Church
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Summary:

To be loved by a dragon is to be treasured.

A hundred years ago, werewolf Alpha Montgomery took a risk driven by desperation—he borrowed money from the ancient dragon Warwick Ehecatl, putting up the pack lands as collateral. Now the debt is due, and dragons don’t forget—or forgive. Warwick demands Montgomery’s son, Avery, and three businesses as compensation. As an Omega, Avery knows he … Continue reading

Audio Review: Shira Anthony – Finder’s Keeper (Heart’s Gate #1)

Author: Shira Anthony
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Narrator: Kenneth Obi

Summary:

The truth might ruin his dreams—or make them come true.

When Zane moves into an old gothic brownstone, he discovers the house comes equipped with a caretaker—Kit, who lives in the basement. Zane is immediately drawn to the charming and attractive Kit. But Kit is much more than he seems. He is a two-hundred-year-old half-human, half–red-fox spirit who guards a Gate between the mortal and … Continue reading

Review: K.C. Burn – Banded Together

Author: K.C. Burn
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Punk’s not dead, but it’s time to redefine life.

Devlin Waters thought he’d have music forever. But the tragic death of his best friend ended the twenty-year run of his punk band, Negative Impression. Unable to process the loss, Devlin distances himself from everyone and everything that reminds him of the band. But forty-one is too young to curl up and wait for the end. In a search … Continue reading

Review: Rhys Ford – Rebel (415 Ink #1)

Author: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM

Summary: The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.

Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son from a one-night … Continue reading

Review: C Jane Elliott – A Holiday Crush

Author: C Jane Elliott
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: San Francisco lawyer Brad Halberstam is in a rut. At forty-one, he’s successful but alone. Even his holidays are predictable—he spends every Christmas golfing in Napa with his ex-boyfriend. Then attractive but oh-so-young filmmaker Michael Blair invites him out. Brad joins Michael and his housemates in their holiday celebrations and learns that life can be joyful. He hesitates to saddle Michael with a much-older boyfriend but … Continue reading

Review: Bru Baker – Homemade from the Heart

Author: Bru Baker
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable sidekick. When seven-year-old Aubrey has her heart set on taking Grant’s already-full holiday craft series, he caves and gives up his one day off a week so she (and her hot guardian, Josh) can take private lessons. Their flirting ramps up week after … Continue reading

Review: J. Alan Veerkamp – Salvaging Claus Day

Author: J. Alan Veerkamp
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary:

For three years, Filo has reveled in silence and solitude as the sole occupant of a space station, where he maintains the communication satellite.

Everything changes with the appearance of Luz Espina’s lifepod. Filo shares many interests with the flirtatious Luz, though Filo’s isolation has strained his communication skills. Still, Luz pushes all his buttons… and reminds him of the last man he was … Continue reading

Tour: Pat Henshaw – Foothills Pride

Foothills Pride V2The second half of Pat Henshaw’s Foothills Pride series is finally coming out in print – four of her stories in one volume:

During the recession at the beginning of the 21st century, many gays and lesbians moved from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento to the Sierra Foothills. FLAG (Foothills Lesbians and Gays) was formed. This series was written for them.

The influx of San Francisco Bay Area gays is now commonplace in Stone Acres, California. But that means big city problems—much to the dismay of long-time residents … Continue reading

Review: Mary Calmes – Kairos

Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Sometimes the best day of your life is the one you never saw coming.

Joe Cohen has devoted the past two years of his life to one thing: the care and feeding of Kade Bosa. His partner in their PI business, roommate, and best friend, Kade is everything to Joe, even if their relationship falls short of what Joe desires most. But he won’t push. Kade has suffered … Continue reading

Review: Jessica Payseur – Wreck the Halls


Author: Jessica Payseur
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Business has been good at Paul’s Café in Madison, Wisconsin – until a few months before Christmas. When Nick opens Nick’s Restaurant next door, Paul watches his customers leave for cheaper food and an owner who smiles more. With his livelihood at stake, Paul lashes out, trying to drive away Nick’s customers, but Nick won’t go easy, and escalating sabotage threatens to ruin the holiday … Continue reading