Review: J. Leigh Bailey – Chasing Thunderbird (Shifter U #2)

Author: J. Leigh Bailey
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Ornithology professor Simon Coleman’s reputation is at risk, and the only way to save his name is to prove thunderbirds are more than creatures of Native American myth. Grad student and part-time barista Ford Whitney has a lot on his plate, but it’s also his duty to make sure the resident bird nerd doesn’t discover shape-shifters—like himself—live on campus.
When a series of incidents related to … Continue reading

Review: R.W. Clinger – The Icicles

Author: R.W. Clinger
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: JMS
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: When Jonah Icicle decides to spend Christmas with his family and introduces his new boyfriend Sandy, everyone reacts differently. His mother Pam is combative, always judgmental to a fault, obnoxious, and loud. Jonah’s sister Willa adores the new man in her brother’s life and feels he will be a key player in their close unit. Willa’s husband Bobo suffers from hypersexuality and unfortunately can’t keep his … Continue reading

Review: (Kassandra Lea – Old Christmas Magic)

Author : Kassandra Lea
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Drew McLean has had a run of bad luck and it’s dampened his Christmas spirit. But the last thing he expects to find for the holiday is a demon.
While strolling in the late-night snow, Drew hears screeching tires and a sad scene is awaits him around the corner. A man kneels beside a dog hit by a car, distraught and broken. Continue reading

What we loved in 2017

Favorites of 2017

The books we just couldn’t put down this year, in no particular order!  Click to see reviews (where available).

Ashley

Sanctuary (A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe) By Ann-Katrin Byrde

This was by far my favorite book of the year, and since Ann-Katrin always makes my favorites lists that’s no big surprise.  A friends-to-lovers book that follows two shifters, Ori and Patton, this book is full of sweetness and adventure.  Ori and Patton have always been best friends and in their heart of hearts they know they’ve always loved one another, but … Continue reading

Review: Jenn Burke – The Gryphon King’s Consort

Author: Jenn Burke
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

The sudden death of the Gryphon King throws the kingdom of Mythos into uncertainty, and Crown Prince Luca rushes both his coronation and an arranged marriage to a man he’s never met. Eirian is young and idealistic, and while they both want what’s best for their people, their philosophies couldn’t be more different. While Luca believes in honoring tradition, Eirian is determined to infuse modern values into their … Continue reading

Review: A.J. Rose – Soul Searching

Author: A.J. Rose
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: The Grim Writer Press
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

Something lurks within the walls of the house Trevor Mathews and his best friend Merrick Taylor share. It watches them and their friends. It needs them. It knows their weaknesses.

Trevor’s in love with Merrick and hasn’t got the nerve to tell him. Merrick’s relationship is already failing, but he doesn’t believe he deserves what he truly desires. And the dark presence enjoys their suffering.

The … Continue reading

Review: Kim Fielding – Ante Up (Dreamspun Beyond #8)

Author: Kim Fielding
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Love is a high-stakes game.

A century and a half ago, Ante Novak died on a Croatian battlefield—and rose three days later as a vampire. Now he haunts Las Vegas, stealing blood and money from drunken gamblers and staying on the fringe of the powerful vampire organization known as the Shadows. His existence feels empty and meaningless until he meets beautiful Peter Gehrardi, who can influence others with … Continue reading

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

Author: M.A. Church
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

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 is basically useless … Continue reading

Review: The Bunny and the Billionaire – Louisa Masters (Dreamspun Desires #43)

Author: Louisa Masters
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.
Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of … Continue reading

Review: Tara Lain – Cataclysmic Shift (The Aloysius Tales #3)

Author: Tara Lain
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Second Edition
Aloysius, the magical black cat and powerful witch’s familiar, isn’t afraid to go into battle to protect his master, but the outcome of the fight turns his feline world upside down. A direct hit of magic steals not only his memories and power, but even the body he’s lived in for several centuries. When he wakes up naked on the floor of a veterinarian’s office, … Continue reading