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~Release Day Review~A Destiny of Dragons (Tales From Verania #2) by TJ. Klune~ 

 

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Author:  TJ. Klune 
Series: Tales From Verania #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 400 pages
Release Date: June 30, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Fantasy
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. His parents are happy, Gary and Tiggy still eat sass for breakfast, Randall is somehow alive despite being older than the gods, the King rules with a gentle hand, Kevin the dragon is as gross as ever, Morgan sighs a lot, Ryan continues to be dashing and immaculate, and Sam is close to convincing Prince Justin they will be best friends forever.
Life is good.
Until it’s not.

Because Vadoma, the leader of the Gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars: a man of shadows is rising and will consume the world unless Sam faces his destiny and gathers the five dragons of Verania at his side.
And she brings along her second-in-command, a man named Ruv.
Ruv, who Vadoma says is Sam’s true cornerstone.

The first book in the DESTINY FUCK YEAH! Trilogy (because sometimes, having a destiny is the stupidest thing ever).


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~Review~Fast Connection by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

 

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Fast Connection (Cyberlove #2)

by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

*****5 Stars*****

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This book was amazing, I loved every freaking page!

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We’ve met Dominic in book 1, in which he was a bit of an ass. He’s a bit cocky, that’s for sure, but an asshole….no way !! I loved the guy. Dominic has discovered his bi side in the army and he’s all for exploring it more fully now that he’s out.

This brings him to Grindr.

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He makes himself a profile and starts looking for an easy lay…


Luke is a 39-year-old divorced father of two kids. He has always been bi and ever since his marriage ended, he’s been hooking up when the kids are with their mom. Because of a bad relationship in the past, he doesn’t do serious….only simple hook-ups, which he finds using Grindr. This is how he ends up fucking Dominic’s brains out…

Damn these two were hot together !!!

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Of course, he kicks Dominic out afterward, he doesn’t want his separate worlds mixing and he doesn’t do repeats.


But Dominic is not easy to forget. He’s hot and sweet and funny and he doesn’t take no for answer. He just keeps texting Luke on Grindr, where they start a sort of texting relationship and get to know each other better. I loved the texts. Dominic was hilarious and of course Luke can’t resist what Dominic is offering.

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Eventually Luke starts to appreciate who Dominic is like a person, instead of just some fuck and these two become closer and closer.

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But when they find out that they are more closely connected than they realized, shit turns very complicated. This is not good, especially for Luke, who really doesn’t like complications.


I loved this book and I adored Dominic. He is one of my all-time favorite characters.

He was cocky and sweet and funny and I really wanted him to have the world. I never expected that, what with him being an ass in book 1. We also get some snippets of Garrett and Kai. Also, I really appreciated the fact that Luke’s ex-wife was not some raving bitch. I really hope there will be another book because these are the shit !!  😀

 So 5 stars, of course.

 

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~Review~Strong Signal by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

 

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Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1)

by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

*****4.5 Stars*****

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Wow, this book was awesome !!

Two guys meet and connect while being miles and miles apart.

Garret is a gay soldier, currently deployed in Afghanistan and waiting for his tour to end.
Kai is a reclusive “gaymer”, who suffers from social anxiety and panic attacks. He doesn’t leave his apartment anymore and his only “real life” friend is the 17 years old kid, next door. All his other friends are virtual followers of his Twitch stream.


Garret is a closet nerd, who loves to play games on his laptop, such as Fallen World Online, which is what he does, to get through his time in Afghanistan. He’s all excited about playing….until he meets Kai, who kills Garret’s character on the spot and does a little victory dance afterward… :))

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Garret is pissed and starts looking into Kai’s profile and looking him up on Google. This is how he stumbles onto Kai’s Twitch stream…..and other video’s of Kai 😉

The two connect and strike up an online friendship which turns into way more. Damn these two were hot on Skype, and Garrett has quite the dirty mouth on him !!

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Then the time comes for Garrett to finally come home and he can’t wait to meet Kai in real life. But Kai hasn’t told Garrett all about himself and his anxieties. So when Garrett shows up to surprise him…things don’t really go as planned.The question is…will these two be able to make it in real life and will Kai be able to overcome his problems.


I loved reading about the two of them. They were so cute together…and so so HOT !!

I have been struggling with anxiety myself for over 15 years, so I was so rooting for Kai…he deserved to be happy. He was truly an awesome character. Garrett had a heart of gold and never once judged Kai for being who and how he was.

I cant wait for the next book in this series...this was definitely a win for me !!

 

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~Review~ Distraction by Nicole Edwards

 

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Distraction (Club Destiny #8) by Nicole Edwards

****4 Stars****

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Everyone that knows me, also knows that I like doing shit ass backward. 🙃

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So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I started this series with the last book. 😁


I didn’t matter, though, because this book can be read as a stand alone without getting lost. I have read many of Nicole Edwards’s books and the one thing I am always sure of even before I start reading is that it’s gonna be HOT as hell !! This book was no exception. Dylan was quite the dirty talker !!

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That, however, is not all that this book is about. This book carries a more emotional undertone than most of her other books.


Dylan has been mourning the loss of his wife for many years. He has been struggling with depression and trying to find peace of mind at the bottom of a bottle. He has been surrounded by darkness for a long time. That is until one fierce woman from his past shines a little light on him.

Sarah is fighting her own demons. Her husband committed suicide, leaving Sarah heartbroken and angry. One encounter with a man from her past gives her back some hope. One hot encounter against the wall doesn’t heal their broken souls, though.


Sarah realizes that she can’t heal Dylan and take away his pain. He has to want and do this by himself. So Sarah decides to work on herself instead…she has had enough and she doesn’t want to be lost anymore.

Fast forward 3 years and these two get another chance to be with each other.

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This time they both had time to work on themselves and they are both a little less broken. They agree to fresh start, taking things day by day. This leads to some explosive hot scenes between the two of them and even a foursome !!


I really enjoyed this one, though I have to say that the MM and MMF books that Nicole Edwards has written are still my favorite. For those who want to know,..yes there is an MFMM scene, but there is no sexual interaction between men….

I was also very pleased with the fact that there is gonna be another spin-off, very curious to see where that’s gonna go.

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~Review~ Thick & Thin by Charlie Cochet

 

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Thick & Thin (THIRDS #8) by Charlie Cochet

Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors

****3.5 Stars****

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This novella starts right after the ending of book 7,”Smoke and Mirrors”. To me, it kind of felt like an epilogue of the last book. All the things that were left wide open, get wrapped up in this little installment.

We get to know more about the changes that Dex went through and what gonna happen now that Dex and Sloane have decided to join TIN. It also shows us how the team responds to all of these changes and to the news that Sloane and Dex are about to be married.

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This novella was informative and very sweet, to the point of even being a bit cheesy. Now there is nothing wrong with some cheesiness every now and then, but I have always enjoyed Sloane being a badass and he came off as a love-struck puppy in this book. I’m mostly ok with this because it’s an in-between novella, but I do hope we will get more of his old bad-assed self in the next books.

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I’m also not sure about how I feel about Dex not being fully human anymore. I liked his character just fine the way he was…We will just have to see where this development will go.What I missed most though were the action and the fun. There wasn’t anything in this novella that made me laugh. Dex just wasn´t his funny self…

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As an in-between novella, this was a nice read. I enjoyed it, just not as much as all the other books. I do hope we will get some more action and laughs and maybe Dekatria in the next books. I´m  very curious about Seb and Hudson´s relationship. I have always loved Hudson, so I can´t wait for their story !!

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~Review~ Infini by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

 

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Infini (Aerial Ethereal #2) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

*****5 Stars*****


Wow…it seems that everything these authors write turns into gold !! I have loved every single book that I have read by these awesome ladies !!


Once I started this book, I could not put it down, so I read it in one sitting. I was sucked right into the story and the amazing characters. Just like all the other books I have read by these authors (Addicted / Calloway series) this book isn’t just about two people finding romance. It’s about family and all members of this amazing circus family play a very important part.

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This book took me on an amazing emotional rollercoaster and I got to experience so many emotions. I went from laughing to cursing to crying to swooning and I loved every single second of it.

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Luka is part of the Kotova’s. A Russian/American family, that performs in various circus shows. Luka has been part of the circus since he was a little boy. He has a lot of personal issues he struggles with. When he is 14 years old he forms a very close bond with Baylee, who is also a teenage performer in the circus. She has her very own struggles, but together, they deal. Their bond is so incredibly strong, but it also leads them to their destruction.

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I have decided not to go into the plot much further than this. I think this book should be read without any major spoilers.


Luka was such an amazing man. I adored him right from the start. He had a very sweet, loving and caring personality. I think everyone deserves a Luka in their life. I also loved the bond between him and his siblings. Nik may have been their rock, but Luka was the glue holding them all together.Baylee was also an awesome heroine. I really think these two were absolutely perfect for one another.

They were real soulmates.

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“I have lived partially. Halfly. Incompletely. To be whole, I did not know until my bones thundered and bellowed for more.”


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I for one hope there will be many more books in this series!

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