Review: Ari McKay – Santa’s Naughty Helper

Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Shy lawyer Kevin Anderson is presented with an unexpected opportunity when he draws hunky litigator Erik Wilson’s name for their office’s secret holiday gift exchange. Kevin has pined for his friend for a long time, but he fears ruining their working relationship if Erik doesn’t return his feelings. The anonymity of the exchange gives him the chance to let Erik know someone is interested, so … Continue reading

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


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.

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Review: Ari McKay – Taste of Honey

1992105Author: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Torquere Books
Genre:M/M Contemporary
ISBN: 9781944449384

A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay – Romance>Contemporary eBook
Boone Phillips needs a girlfriend and fast! His family reunion is approaching, and if he shows up alone, his mother will throw every woman in sight at him. But the only “woman” Boone trusts enough to ask is Honey, the alter ego of his gay, cross-dressing best friend Rob. Desperate, he begs for Rob’s … Continue reading

Review: Ari McKay – Letters from Cupid

lettersAuthor: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: MM
ISBN: 9781610408776

Summary: Breaking up with his boyfriend has left English Professor Derek Chandler feeling lonely and down. He begins to think that he just doesn’t have the passion to sustain a long-term relationship — at least until a letter from a mysterious “Cupid” tells him not to lose hope. Intrigued, Derek replies to his anonymous admirer, and they begin a correspondence where Derek discovers he isn’t the only one with doubts about his desirability.

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Review: Ari McKay – Blood Bathory Absence of Sun

absenceAuthor: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Kevin
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: m/m paranormal

Sequel to Blood Bathory: Like the Night

Gaia’s theriomorphs may have gravely injured Elizabeth Bathory, but they face new challenges now that her daughter Anna has instigated a coup against her mother. An appeal for help from Antonio, Marielle’s European deputy, results in new revelations for the younger theriomorphs about the origins and nature of the enemy they’ve been fighting for so long — revelations which also change how Evan St. John sees … Continue reading

Ari McKay – Changing the Things You Can

changingAuthor: Ari McKay
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary: Devastated by the death of his best friend from a drug overdose, rock star Devon Bailey retreats to his hometown to grieve. When his fragile emotional state causes him to break down in a local bakery, owner Michael Behrman comes to his rescue.

Michael’s nurturing instincts prompt him to reach out to Devon, offering support and a comforting shoulder, and the two grow closer. Michael’s feelings for Devon deepen into something more–but how can … Continue reading

Ari McKay – Dandy’s Little Girl


Author: Ari McKay
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M Contempory, Kids
ISBN 13:   978161040645


Summary:  Five years after losing his partner, Noah Coleman lets Andy Lane into his life and the life of his daughter, Emily. Emily and Andy obviously adore one another, but can Noah handle it when his feelings of friendship for Andy become something more?

Review: I loved the beginning of this story, Andy (Void) playing Santa Claus at the toy store where he works and really doing a great job.  … Continue reading

Ari McKay – Fennel and Forgiveness


Author: Ari McKay
Reviewed by: SheReadsAlot
Publisher: Torquere  Press
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781610404709


Darius Cooper, Maitre d’ of upscale Montgomery House, isn’t entirely pleased when owner Rhys Montgomery decides to allow the Gourmet Network to use the restaurant for an episode of a reality show. But if he thought that was bad, discovering the show’s director is his former lover, Max Boyd, is nearly catastrophic. Max is the only man Dare has ever loved, and he’s spent seven years fruitlessly trying to … Continue reading

Ari McKay – Love’s Cabers Tossed


Author: Ari McKay
Reviewed by: Vivian
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781623808457


At the Coastal Carolina Highland Games, baker Martin Fletcher receives an unexpected visitor in the form of Fergus, Lyall McLannan’s escaped sheltie. When Fergus accidentally causes Martin to sprain his ankle, Lyall comes to the rescue, helping Martin run his booth at the Games. Unfortunately, Lyall doesn’t know a thing about baking, but he manages to avoid both disaster and Martin’s wrath by attracting patrons with his and Fergus’s showmanship.

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Anthology – Closet Capers


Author: Andrea Speed , Mari Donne, Jude Dunn, Ari McKay , Amy Rae Durreson, Eli Easton , Skylar Jaye, Pinkie Rae Parker , Christopher Hawthorne Moss, Aidee Ladnier,  Debussy Ladnier, Danni Keane, Maja Rose
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre: M/M Anthology
ISBN 13:   9781623806507

Summary:  A dash of intrigue keeps any relationship fresh: laughing breathlessly over a little thrill, feeling clingy after a shiver of suspense, mucking through a minor mystery. This anthology offers a dozen light and humorous romantic short stories in which a quickly solved caper may be just the ticket to spice up any romance.

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