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Review: Bourbon Affair by Eliza Gayle

In Eliza Gayle, Gay/Lesbian, Paranormal Romance, review on January 8, 2014 at 7:00 am

bourbonaffairBourbon Affair

(Pentacles of Magick #2.5)

by Eliza Gayle

Short Story, Paranormal, M/M

Blurb:

A between the books short from the Pentacles of Magick series. Dennison Scott isn’t sure what’s going on between he and Jake, the hot bartender at Huey’s. But on a sultry night in the South, a little heat and magick can go a long way to figuring it out.

Review:

Plot: 3. A bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and two hot guys who’ve been attracted to each other for quite some time finally decide to hook up. Not necessarily the most original plot, but I felt like it could have had potential.
Sex: 3. It really could have been better! I felt like all I got was “two jerks and a squirt.” The only scene in the “book” could have been more substantial. What could have been a well-written, intense scene, with an entire night of action, was…well, not much of anything really. I don’t get it.
Overall: 2. There’s not much to this review considering the “book” is only 26 pages. I’m not actually sure that this can be called a book. I’ll call it a “scene.”

Review: All I Want For Christmas is a Werewolf J.S. Scott

In Erotic Romance, FREE READS, Paranormal Romance on January 7, 2014 at 6:09 am

jsscott2All I Want For Christmas Is A Werewolf
(Changeling Encounters)
by J. S. Scott

Free Read, Paranormal, Werewolves, Christmas, Short Story

Blurb:

After being dumped by her boyfriend, having her doctoral thesis stolen and losing out on a job she had coveted, Faith Prescott just can’t seem to generate any holiday cheer. Her spirits as low as her bank balance, she goes to a Black Friday sale to try to get a computer that she desperately needs to improve her situation. Unfortunately, she finds out that her luck isn’t getting any better when she loses the very last one for sale at the bargain price…to the most disturbingly handsome, alluring male she has ever laid eyes on. He’s big, he’s intense and totally out of her league. Why would a gorgeous millionaire be interested in a mousy, plain woman like her that spends more time with wild animals than people? And Faith really wasn’t interested. She had given up on men after her last experience with a loser boyfriend…taking a vacation from dating. Or so she thinks, until she is kidnapped by Mr. Tall, Blond And Intense from the dark parking lot of the mall…

Gavin Lancaster hates Christmas and anything associated with the holiday season. Coerced into stopping at the mall to pick up a computer for his sister-in-law, all he wants to do is get the computer and get the heck out of the city and away from the mass of crazy holiday shoppers. He might be a wolf Changeling, but the last thing in the world he wants is to bump into his destined mate – literally. Gavin doesn’t want a mate, is perfectly happy with his bachelor status, but fate won’t be denied.

In a moment of pure desperation, Faith asks Santa for a Christmas miracle…and finds out that old St Nick sometimes grants Holiday wishes in best and most mysterious of ways.

This is an erotic romance with graphic language and erotic content not appropriate for YA readers

Review:

Sex: 3 Hot, but not overwhelmingly sexy.

Plot: 2 This is a case of the man protesting too much, I think. So he had a awful past experience. But when a real mate presents herself, he runs. It was not noble, but cowardly of him to deny a “preordained” relationship.

Overall Enjoyment: 3 Blessedly short and free.

Review: Triple Threat by Silvia Stancil (PNR,ER)

In Erotic Romance, Evernight Publishing, Paranormal Romance, review, Silvia Stancil on November 21, 2013 at 8:21 am

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Club Heat series Bk 2

by Silvia Stancil

Paranormal Erotic romance
Published By: Evernight Publishing
Published: Mar 20, 2013
ISBN # 9781771303279

Blurb:

Janika Lexus has been working at Club Heat in Soul City long enough to know the ropes. She knows her way around town and if there’s one thing she’s discovered, it’s that the seemingly peaceful Soul City is no walk in the park.

As if there weren’t enough paranormal threats, rumor has it that the metropolis has been invaded by Fire Vampires, a terrifying species of vampire that holds allegiance to no other, said to originate from hell itself.

There’s only one way for a human gal to get any kind of safety in Soul City—Janika must pick a pack of shifters as her mates in order to win their protection. And despite her rigid commitment to never commit, Janika can’t help but wonder if she’ll end up winning the heart of Lance, who seems to stand apart from the pack in a way she hasn’t yet unraveled.

Be Warned: menage sex (MFMMM), multiple partners, orgies, anal sex

Review:

Plot: 3. This Romance on the Go novella revolves around Janika, a young bartender in the town of Soul City Florida – a city ran rampant with just about every kind of paranormal being imaginable. There are vampires, werewolves, shifters, and other demonic creatures. Looking for protection from said creatures, Janika decides to become a pack mate with a group of Tiger Shifters. Of course they’re not your average shifters, they’re ridiculously hot and sexy. Mmmm… the best kind!

Sex: 4. In order to become a pack mate with the Tigers, Janika decides the best way to be come a pack mate is to bed all of the members. Did I mention there are four members? Woo Hoo! The sex was ridiculously dirty and including all the things you imagine would happen with four guys in one girl – oral, anal, double penetration – the works.

Overall: 3. While normally, I don’t find short stories all that great, this one actually worked for me. The plot was original and surprisingly, I connected with the characters. I think I would enjoy seeing this book expanded into a series. It was hot and heavy from start to finish and kept me turning pages.

Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop

In Blog Hops, Paranormal Romance on October 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Welcome to the Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop

This hop is run by Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books and will run from October 29th to November 3rd 2013.
This giveaway hop celebrates the paranormal heroes, whether they’re incubi, vampires and werewolves, angels and demons, gods and goddesses or any number of sexy shifters and other hot paranormal creatures.

I seem to read a lot of paranormal books. And when I thought of what to giveaway, I decided I all of my paperbacks. Because I had just realized then that I have not picked up a paper book in a few months. (the dusk build up kinda gave that away) So for the next few months I will be giving away boxes and boxes of books, minus the ones that are personally signed.

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Promo: She Devil by Melissa Kendall @mkendallauthor

In Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Promo on September 24, 2013 at 10:53 pm

shedevil-coverShe Devil
by Melissa Kendall
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self/Indie
Release Date: December 28, 2012
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 7,000

Available at:
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Description:
Constance is a Vampire with a heavy appetite, who works as a stripper to find her meals. She is wanton, luscious and wicked—she craves more than just blood.

Benjamin and Jonathon are vampire outcasts who exist by pretending to be as human as possible in order to remain hidden among humanity. When the town they live in starts to report that men are disappearing? They go on the hunt for the Vampire intruder.

Little do they know, the Intruder is one sexy-delicious Vamp. Connie will offer them more than just a hunt… she will pull them into a tryst of sensual heat and naughty thrills.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including m/f/m menage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Also has a book tour schedule

Sept 23: Regina May Ross ‘s
Sept 24: Book Reviews
Sept 24: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
Sept 25: Crystal’s Many Reviews
Sept 25: Harlie’s Books
Sept 26: Bookish Writer
Sept 26: Snarky Mom Reads…
Sept 27: MsRomanticReads
Sept 27: Triad Literary

About the Author:

Melissa is a 37 year-old stay at home mum and part-time Software Support Consultant. She lives in Perth Western Australia the most isolated capital city in the world.

She’s always loved to read and write and spent most of her teens scribbling poetry and short stories on any scrap of paper she could get her hands on. Over the years as daily life pressures got in the way she lost the passion for it. After her son was born, she discovered online books and her interest in writing was rekindled. It has been a large part of her life ever since.

Connect with Melissa Kendall
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Review: Forbidden Forest by Tenaya Jayne

In Paranormal Romance, review, Tenaya Jayne, Urban Fantasy on August 10, 2013 at 8:51 am

3198605ccd47061a3b08682856821885b67c74fbForbidden Forest
Book One of The Legends of Regia

by Tenaya Jayne

Fantasy Romance??, Urban Fantasy
Free on Smashwords.com

Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.
Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia’s laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.
Prince Syrus, a mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he’s ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn’t matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.

Review:

Sex:1 This book is cataloged as a fantasy romance. I feel its more Urban Fantasy than romance. There is an ongoing plot, mystery must be solved, several plot interwoven throughout the main characters and a serious plot twist and cliff hanger. If I have learned anything from reading Karen Marie Moning, is that plots are abound and cliff hangers are a must in UF. I did have a problem with all the sexual tension and frustration but that was before I realized I thought it had to be in the wrong genre.

Plot: 4 Well thought out and planned. NO left over dingle berries as I like to call them. I hate having more information in a book about a person or event that has nothing to do with the storyline. I feel that is useless information and will confuse the reader.

Overall Enjoyment: 4 I enjoyed the plot and premise of the book. I was angry and excited by the time I finished this book. Ms. Jayne knows how leave you wanting more. At the very end, the “Oh Shit!” moment was a pretty nice twist.

 

Forest Fire Book 2 in The Legends of Regia series available now from Amazon.

Review: A Boon at Midnight by Nicola Cameron

In Erotic Romance, Gay/Lesbian, Paranormal Romance, review on August 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

A Boon at Midnight

By Nicola Cameron

Evernight Publishing

Faeries, M/M

Blurb

Ex-Marine Zach Mayhew is willing to do anything for his dying grandmother. When she asks him to find a fairy ring in the forest and beg that she be allowed to spend her last days in Faerie, he obliges her (even though he thinks it’s nuts). But when a gorgeous Sidhe noble steps out of the ring and asks for a night in his bed in return, Zach learns that history has a way of repeating itself, and a boon asked by moonlight can have unexpected consequences for his heart.

 

 

Review:Reviews by kitty kat

Sex: 3

Plot: 3

Overall Enjoyment: 3

The book opens with ex-Marine Zach in the woods searching for a fairy ring because his dying grandmother once had a fling with a Faerie noble before she married Zach’s grandfather. She wants to spend her last lays in the fairy world and wants Zach to negotiate this “boon.” The reader learns about this in a sort of “telling” flashback while Zach wanders the woods, though I wish it would have been revealed via live action.

After Zach finds the ring, the story starts to get interesting. Jerrek, a snarky, arrogant Faerie noble, is the Faerie who answers Zach’s call. But when Zach asks for his grandmother’s boon, he doesn’t have anything to trade. So, in true romance style fashion, they barter a deal—if Zach and Jerrek spend the night together, then Jerrek will take granny back to fairy land.

There is some playful banter between the two heroes while Zach makes sure Jerrek isn’t going to trick him with a hidden fairy clause, and Zach makes topping a part of the bargain, an idea Jerrek doesn’t mind, though it’s been a long time. Also, an interesting detail is revealed about Zach’s history which led me to believe there could be a sequel in the works. If there isn’t, there should be, because the story really has a lot of world building potential.

The sex definitely lives up to its Level 3 heat rating, and it is well done and steamy. But the sex scene did one of this reviewer’s pet peeves—tying off a condom.

After they stumbled off to the bathroom for a brief but adequate cleanup, Zach flushed the tied-off condom and its wrapper (he had a horrified thought of Gram getting up to use the bathroom and seeing the bright red square in the waste bin).”

Zach has a cute relationship with his dying grandmother, and I liked Jerrek’s witty barbs. I would have enjoyed having Jerek’s POV, too, in order to find out what happened in ol’ fairy land after he spirits granny away atop his horse that he can talk to. That made me giggle. J

I won’t ruin the little twist at the end which gives these two guys their HFN, but I will say I was pleased that the author didn’t resort to insta-love. The heroes only have one night of sex, but the chemistry is real, and it ends with a tidy but charming happy for now.

“A Boon at Midnight” is the first book I have read by Nicola Cameron and the first ‘Romance On The Go’ short story from Evernight Publishing. I would definitely read a sequel.

Review by Kitty Kat— 3 out of 5 stars

Review: Here Kitty, Kitty by Shelly Laurenston

In Paranormal Romance, review, Shelley Laurenston, Shelly Laurenston on July 25, 2013 at 6:27 am

Here Kitty, Kitty

Mangus Pack #3

by Shelly Laurenston

Shifter Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
What do you do when you’ve got a hillbilly tiger by the tail? Or maybe the question should be: what wouldn’t you do…

Nikolai Vorislav likes his single life just as it is. Simple, relaxing, and quiet. What he doesn’t need is some foul-mouthed Texas hellcat living in his house, eating his food, flirting with his idiot brothers, and shooting holes in his home with his granddaddy’s gun. But those long legs, dark eyes, and lethal tongue are making Nik insane and he fears he may be caught in the sexiest animal trap ever.

Angelina Santiago doesn’t know how she got from Texas to North Carolina in a night or how she ended up in some hillbilly tiger’s house wearing only a sheet. What she does know is that she doesn’t like good ol’ boys with slow, sexy drawls who can’t seem to stop rubbing up against her. Yet in order to protect her friends, Angie has to stay with a cat who seems hellbent on finding all sorts of delicious ways to make her purr.

Review:

Sex: 3
Plot: 4
Overall Enjoyment: 4

Well I fell in love with the Mangus Pack series when I read about Sara and her dog in Pack Challenge. Anyone who has those crazy bitches as friends deserves my full attention. After I left Sara’s story I went in search of Miki’s book, Go Fetch, and Angelina’s book. I only found Angelina’s book, Here Kitty, Kitty.I read it and fell in lust all over again. If I could pick my BFFs these women would be them.

So I read it. Loved it. Bitches were still cray-cray, but they introduced me to some more women shifters that were even more to my twisted liking.Oh yeah! Shelly also added a bunch of new hotties guys with some OCD issues. I never really understood those kind of quirks. However, having lived with one with those tendencies, my DH, I can understand the immense pleasure if gives to screw up there carefully laid plans. *insert evil laugh here* And reading about the mayhem that Angelina and her friends unleash makes me feel normal.

Yes, I know they are fictional. Shapeshifters don’t exist. But i doesn’t mean that I can’t read and pretend they are my friends because we all do it. We think, “What Would blah blah do?”, I know I think what would Sara do. Then I realize I don’t want to go to jail more mass murder. So I tone it down just a bit. Just a little.

I enjoyed this book and the two other immensely. I was also happy to find that Laurenston continued to write more in this crazy world she built.

 

 

 

Review: Lover At Last by J. R. Ward

In Gay/Lesbian, JR Ward, Paranormal Romance, review on July 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Lover At Last
Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
by J.R. Ward
Gay, Spicy Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young- just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.

Plot: 5

Sex: 3.5 (The sex moved the story but I would have liked a little more naughty. And for only two actual scenes its was good. If she ever decides to write the scene at the Iron Maiden, I would sell your left kidney to read it.)

Overall Enjoyment: 4 (Great book, need to read the previous one before this one though.)

Blay and Qhuinn’s relationship was volatile at best in the beginning. It was almost if Qhuinn was self destructing while they watched. I didn’t read Lover Revealed, so for a few chapters I thought maybe I should. But as the book progressed I felt it wouldn’t be necessary. There was enough information, that you could glean what happened in the last book. (As a side note, you might want to go back and read it for the back story.)

On a serious note, I think this book reflects the political climate that is happening around us. Gay marriage, relationships and pretty much anything non-traditional is frowned upon. Why can’t we all get along? Because I have yet to rise to power, *evil laugh* Muhahahaha! *looks around at minions and says “Laugh damn-it!”* But if I have learned anything from reading romance novels it’s this, “Love conquers all, but if not at least you won’t die alone”.

Well as expected Ward gives us a gut buster of a book. At 591 pages the number of plot twists, sexy innuendos, kick ass new characters, and some familiar ones, are pretty high. Reminds of of reading the Game of Thrones books, except the people I like don’t die. But nothing tops the fact that Qhuinn and Blay finally have their book. YAY! (happy dance) Layla is in it too, she has a larger more intense  role yet to play. And that book is a shit storm waiting to happen.

From what I can tell, shit is going to be going down big in the next few books. Decrees and backstabbing is to be had by all. And I fear that with The Warden’s track record of doing unorthodox things to the fictional family we know and love, we may lose our minds a few times but the ride will be worth it..

 

 

Blog Tour: To Catch a Spirit by Carrie Pulkinen

In Blog Tour, Gay/Lesbian, Paranormal Romance on May 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

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To Catch A Spirit

by Carrie Pulkinen

Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2

Breathless Press

Formats Available In: Print

Word Count: 93,868

Blurb: A psychic who’s afraid of ghosts and a millionaire with a haunted past and a hidden power find that only love can catch a spirit. With love, all things are possible—especially if you need to catch a Spirit.

Psychic Allison Dupuis has a soft spot for Logan Mitchell, even though she’s never met him. All it takes is one encounter for the millionaire’s true emotions to slip through Allison’s shields, and she is intrigued. He needs her help, but Allison soon discovers that the kind of help Logan needs is the kind she isn’t willing to give. Logan has a ghost, and Allison doesn’t work with spirits anymore.

But the ghost is the least of Logan’s problems. Born an empath, Logan is constantly barraged with human emotions. And while his talent has come in handy in the business world, it’s about to drive him insane. Literally. Logan has OCD, and his ability triggers unbearable attacks that have him counting and cleaning until he collapses from exhaustion.

Sex and money. That’s all anyone wants from him. Even worse, he’s plagued with recurring visions of his future wife’s death, so Logan has spent his entire life avoiding love. He’s given up hope of ever having a normal life, until he meets Allison. She’s everything he’s ever dreamed of, and now he has to decide if loving her is worth risking her life.

If she’ll even have him. Allison’s lost too much already — her mother to cancer, her father to suicide. But, Logan is so charming and so real, she can’t help but fall for him. Now she has to overcome her fear of commitment…and ghosts…or face spending the rest of her life alone.

 

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Excerpt:

She sensed them as they drew closer to her—many different spirits, their energy buzzing on varying frequencies.

“One at a time, guys. Please.” she said. But they didn’t listen. These were the spirits of the mentally ill, after all. Taking turns wasn’t their concern, and they all rushed her. She felt their presence closing in on her like an avalanche, and she was consumed. Every mental illness imaginable was thrown into her psyche as she tightened her grip on Gage’s hand and slumped down in her chair.

“Allison! Allison, are you okay?” Gage’s voice was a distant echo as she fought to hold on to herself. She was slipping. Sliding into the depths of despair and the spirits were pulling her down.

“It’s… No… There’s a light… You need to… You need to go to it.” She tried to help the spirits cross over, but they wouldn’t listen. There were too many. Twenty at least, and they were so consumed by their own illnesses they thought of nothing else. Paranoia, depression, anxiety. Allison felt it all, and it was going to kill her. The pressure. So hard to breath. Her hands cradled her head as the migraine overtook her. Sharp, pounding pain had her crumpled on the floor as she drew her knees into her chest and rocked back and forth.

“Make it stop. Please, just make it stop.” She was paralyzed. Frozen by the anguish of the tortured souls that forced themselves upon her. Hot tears streamed down her face and blood trickled from her nose. She gasped for air as she heard a faint voice call, “Get her out of here!”

 

About The Author:

Carrie Pulkinen has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her father’s insatiable love for monster movies, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an exciting storyteller.

When she’s not writing stories of amazing sex with devilishly handsome men, Carrie likes to read, take pictures, and play with her kids. She also enjoys hearing from her readers, who can write to her at carrie.pulkinen@hotmail.com.

If you enjoyed this story, Sweet Release, her first published work is also available from Breathless Press.