Review: Thianna Durston – Vespar (Order of the Black Knights #1)

51diTXhzdzL._SY346_Author: Thianna Durston
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Urban Fantasy

Summary:

Special-ops-turned-professional-killer Vespar McKauley is hired to take out Marcolm Rogers, son of his employer’s worst enemy. But Marc isn’t like any hit he’s ever done. He’s just twenty-one, he goes to a private university studying English Lit, and for fun, he plays computer games with his friends. No drugs, no partying, no crime. The day Vespar bumps into Marc and looks into his azure eyes, … Continue reading

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Review: Charlie Cochet – Disarming Donner (North Pole City Tales #5)

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Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy/Holiday

Summary:

As a beloved Rein Dear and Christmas elf for Mayor Kringle, Donner prides himself on his flawless reputation, good sense, and wise decisions. Donner never does anything until he’s thought it through properly. He’s certainly not one to get flustered, infuriated, or fall prey to romantic nonsense. At least not until the most unlikely of elves begins chipping away at Donner’s defenses.

Calder is a Dockalfar—a dark elf. … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Tara Lain – Prince of the Playhouse (Love in Laguna #3)

51ykrpsd7rlAuthor: Tara Lain
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: K.C. Kelly

Summary:

Driven by his desire to become a successful fashion designer and concerned with hiding his questionable past, Ru Maitland lets his obsession with action movie star Gray Anson on the big screen replace his social life. Then obsession and reality collide when Ru is asked to design fashion costumes for a special performance of Hamlet at the Playhouse in Laguna starring none other than Gray … Continue reading

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Review: R. Cooper – Treasure for Treasure (Beings in Love #7)

51ywptaxhylAuthor: R. Cooper
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Summary:

A Being(s) in Love Story

In the nineteenth century, the dragon Dìzhèn put the small coastal town of Everlasting under her protection. Her family was supposed to carry on the tradition, but all of Dìzhèn the Great’s heirs eventually left rather than live in the shadow of such a powerful dragon.

Only the youngest dragon of the current generation remains: Zarrin, the softhearted disgrace of his family. … Continue reading

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Audio Review: T.J. Klune – Wolfsong

51vkl17uyil-_sx331_bo1204203200_Author: T.J. Klune
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Narrator: Kirt Graves

Summary:

Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the … Continue reading

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Audio Review: T.M. Smith – How to Deal (All Cocks Stories #3)

51aezvt7iel-_sx331_bo1204203200_Author: T.M. Smith
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: TTC Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Jon Brennan comes from a long line of men in uniform; all born and bred to both bleed and wear blue. His family and the majority of his co-workers support him every step of the way, so he doesn’t need to hide the fact that he prefers men over women. Between the job and his larger than life, loud and rowdy half Irish, half Italian … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Lane – Summer Lessons (Winter Ball #2)

41uwsqpbs6lAuthor: Amy Lane
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Mason Hayes’s love life has a long history of losers who don’t see that Mason’s heart is as deep and tender as his mouth is awkward. He wants kindness, he wants love—and he wants someone who thinks sex is as fantastic as he does. When Terry Jefferson first asks him out, Mason thinks it’s a fluke: Mason is too old, too boring, and too blurty to interest someone … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Santino Hassell – First and First (Five Boroughs #3) Audiobook

41e8a0b5t7lAuthor: Santino Hassell
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo

Summary:

Caleb Stone was raised on the Upper East Side, where wealth and lineage reigns, and “alternative lifestyles” are hidden. It took him years to come out to his family, but he’s still stuck in the stranglehold of their expectations. Caleb knows he has to build his confidence and shake things up, but he doesn’t know how… until Oliver Buckley enters the picture.

Oli is everything … Continue reading

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Audio Review: TJ Klune – The Queen and the Homo Jock King (At First Sight #2)

518f1xhka1lAuthor: TJ Klune
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Michael Lesley

Summary:

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Sanford Stewart sure doesn’t. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy’s perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind.

Or so he tells … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Kim Fielding – The Downs

41nwop0za2lAuthor: Kim Fielding
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Audible Studios
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: K.C. Kelly

Summary:

As the son of a wealthy man, Enitan Javed has spent his life frivolously — drinking, fighting, and making love. But after his father dies, Enitan is unjustly accused of murdering him and is given the harshest sentence possible. Judged irredeemable, he is banished to the Downs. As even young children know, nothing lives in the Downs except demons who delight in torturing the condemned. … Continue reading

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