Review: Santino Hassell – Insight (Community #1)

Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal

Summary:

Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.

Hitching from his tiny … Continue reading

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Review: Santino Hassell – Oversight (Community #2)

Author: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal

Summary:

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community.

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the … Continue reading

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Review: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn – Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1)

Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, … Continue reading

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Review: ZA Maxfield – All Wheel Drive (Bluewater Bay #18)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Healey Holly is battered, depressed, and looking to go to ground in his childhood home. He wants to rent the garage apartment, but it’s Diego Luz’s place now, and the last thing Diego wants is to share it.

Diego is recovering too—from the accident that put him in a wheelchair and the death of his mother shortly after. The garage apartment is where he’s keeping his … Continue reading

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Review: Garrett Leigh – House of Cards (Porthkennack #4)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Calum Hardy’s life has unravelled. Reeling from the betrayal of a man he once loved, he boards a train heading south, with no real idea where he’s going except a world away from London.

Brix Lusmoore can hardly believe his eyes when he spots one of his oldest friends outside Truro station. He hasn’t seen Calum since he fled the capital himself four years ago, harbouring a … Continue reading

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Review: L.A. Witt – Chief’s Mess (Anchor Point #3)

51XprEF-IOL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: L.A. Witt
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Anthony Talbot is in Anchor Point to visit family, but after two days of strife, he needs a break. A local gay bar is calling his name.

When Chief Noah Jackson sees that red head stroll into the club, he immediately wants him. They’re perfectly matched, and before long, they’re burning up the sheets. Noah can’t get enough. Anthony can’t stay in Oregon for long, but as soon … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Spun (The Shamwell Tales #4)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

With friends like these…

An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easygoing postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Out (The Shamwell Tales #3)

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Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

When love wars with principle, which one will win?

Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small portion of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Determined to make amends to his neglected teenage daughter from a failed marriage, Mark swears off work—and love—so he can give her a stable home environment. But Mark’s resolve to keep his heart under wraps … Continue reading

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Review: Charlie Cochrane – Broke Deep (Porthkennack #3)

51UvADIfvELAuthor: Charlie Cochrane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Morgan Capell’s life is falling apart by small degrees—his father’s dead, his boyfriend dumped him, and his mother’s in the grip of dementia. His state of mind isn’t helped by his all-too-real recurring nightmare of the wreck of the Troilus, a two hundred year old ship he’s been dreaming about since his teenage years.

The story of the Troilus is interwoven with the Capell family history. When amateur … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Played (The Shamwell Tales #2)

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Author: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

All the world’s a stage…but life doesn’t come with a script.

Posh boy Tristan Goldsmith has one last summer of freedom before he joins the family firm in New York—no more farting around on stage, as his father puts it. But the classically trained actor can’t resist when the Shamwell Amateur Dramatics Society begs him to take a leading role in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. … Continue reading

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