~Release Day Review~Kairos by Mary Calmes~

 

36781570Title: Kairos
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 137 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sometimes the best day of your life is the one you never saw coming.
Joe Cohen has devoted the past two years of his life to one thing: the care and feeding of Kade Bosa. His partner in their PI business, roommate, and best friend, Kade is everything to Joe, even if their relationship falls short of what Joe desires most. But he won’t push. Kade has suffered a rough road, and Joe’s pretty sure he’s the only thing holding Kade together.
Estranged from his own family, Joe knows the value of desperately holding on to someone dear, but he never expected his present and past to collide just as Kade’s is doing the same. Now they’ve stumbled across evidence that could change their lives: the impact of Kade’s tragic past, their job partnership, and any future Joe might allow himself to wish for…


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I am not a big fan of short stories, to be honest, but if there is one author, I would gladly make an exception for, it’s Mary!!

I don’t care how long it is, I will read whatever she writes down. 😉

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~Pre-Release Review~Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3) by Anyta Sunday~

 

36609734Title: Gemini Keeps Capricorn
Author: Anyta Sunday
Series: Signs of Love #3
Page Count: 281 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths. 
Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules. Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred. 
Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room. 
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again . . . But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable. He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal. 
Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes…to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA. 
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time . . . 
“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA. It can be read as a standalone. 


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This is the third book in this series, and so far I have loved every single one… this one included. 😉

One thing is for sure though. Anyta is the queen of slow burn, and when I say slow…I do mean sloooooow. 😀

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Normally I am not a real big fan of the “extreme” slow burn, but for some reason, this never bothers me as much, when reading one of Anyta’s books. I still got frustrated at times though…Anyways, this book is about Wesley and Lloyd. They have known each other for some years and have become really close friends. Where Wesley is all about the fun and games, Lloyd is all about the rules.

I love a good “opposites attract” story! 😛

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~Release Day Review~A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat by Roe Horvat~

 

36793845Title: A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat
Author: Roe Horvat
Page Count: 193 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Simon had always expected love to feel different than this. Whether it was his Catholic upbringing or the poetry he’d read—Simon had thought that true love would be uplifting, fulfilling, that it would give a meaning to his loitering, and add joy to his leisure. But not this kind of love. This love was a flesh-eating monster, sharp-clawed and evil-eyed, ravishing his mind with medieval cruelty. 
Dr. Simon Mráz is a respected specialist and lecturer at the Charles University in Prague. He is a serious man, responsible. His students call him The Cruel Doctor Frost not because he’s unkind, but because of his unwavering, ice-cold composure. As a psychiatrist, he values sanity. And sanity can be found in work, restraint, and self-control. 
Not many know of that one time in the past when The Cruel Doctor Frost lost his cool. His ill-advised, secret affair with a student left Simon deeply wounded. Since that day, every minute of Simon’s life has been a struggle to remain sane, functioning. He’s managed so far—as long as he is needed, as long as his work makes a difference, Simon can scrape together enough strength to get up in the morning and run off the nightmares. But when his friends begin drifting away, his beloved protégé becomes independent, and the man who bereaved Simon of his precious sanity might return… Simon’s mind and body stop responding to his impressive willpower.


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I’ve got to say Roe Horvat can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.

A lot more angsty than previous books but totally up my street. As usual, the writing and storytelling are superb…You get a brief introduction to Matej and his thoughts at the beginning of the story. A beautiful, enigmatic student who seems to have set his sights on a certain Lecturer, Dr. Simon Mraz.
Fast forward a few years and the story continues from Simon’s pov and for about half the book Matej remains someone only in Simon’s thoughts.

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~Review~Cruising by Cate Ashwood~

 

36236330Title: Cruising
Author: Cate Ashwood
Page Count: 45 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him.
Jake’s friendship is the most important thing in the world to Dylan, so as much as it hurts to see him with other people, Dylan keeps his mouth shut about his true feelings. When Jake wins a cruise to Alaska, he asks Dylan to go along, but what Dylan doesn’t know, is that there’s more on offer than a dream vacation.
Can Dylan and Jake sail off to their happily ever after, or are they cruising toward disaster?

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Short sweet, cute, hot and FREE, which is exactly what the doctor ordered. 😛

This little gem is a (best) friends to lovers story, and who’s not a fan of that!!?? It’s my absolute favorite trope!!

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~Release Day Review~Out For the Holidays: An Out Novella by Cara Dee~

 

36439857Title: Out For the Holidays: An Out Novella
Author: Cara Dee
Page Count: 150 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

I’m not saying Henry jinxed us when he chose to send out two hundred holiday cards stating we were going to have a blissful Christmas at home… 
Before we knew it, our peace and quiet went out the window, and we were headed to Mexico for a photo shoot my agent had neglected to tell me about. Of course, we had to deal with the man who didn’t want us to be together, and then we ended up back in LA, and we had to figure out what was going on with my brother, and, and… Okay, deep breaths. FYI, Philadelphia is nowhere near our home in northern Washington. Additionally, I wonder how Viagra really works, and what’s it gonna take to get a proposal around here? 
Honestly. I’m not saying Henry jinxed us, but I’m writing the damn card next year. 
Warning: This story contains more sugar than the cookies you leave for Santa, and it’s chock-full of greetings and updates from other characters written by Cara, titles including Noah, Home, Path of Destruction, Uncomplicated Choices, and more. 
(A 40k words long Christmas-themed sequel to Out. Not a standalone.)


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Loved it! imageedit_499_4689356062 A great Christmas sequel novella to Out

All Zach wants is to do is to spend December and the run-up to Christmas at home, peacefully, with Henry. But, things are destined to not go smoothly at all when he finds out he’s been booked for a modeling job in Mexico. Henry goes with him, it might be a nice break, right?…except that they have Joseph to deal with. (cue a really hot sex scene up against a window). 😛

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~Release Day Review~On Your Knees, Prospect (Kings of Hell MC #3) by K.A. Merikan~

 

34536214Title: On Your Knees, Prospect
Authors: K.A. Merikan
Series: Kings of Hell MC #3
Page Count: 341 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Dark Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

There is freedom in blacking boots for the right man.
Jake. Kings of Hell MC Prospect. Obedient. Desperate for approval.
Vars. Dominant. Stern. Undead.
Jake is itching to become a patched member of the Kings of Hell MC. For two years he’s toiled as the only prospect. So when a new guy swans in and thinks he’ll get a patch in no time just because he’s got friends in high places, Jake is there to stand in his way.  Only that the guy is older, more experienced, drives a Harley, and has the kind of boots Jake craves to lick. But he won’t. Because he only fucks patches.
Vars is ready to find a new home in the Kings of Hell MC after a messy relationship led him straight to hell. In comparison, the pretty, blue-eyed prospect could be just the pleasant rebound he needs. The boy is a brat, but that could be amended with a firm hand and a gag. If only Jake was ready to admit to his submissive needs, Vars would gladly take him under his wing. That is, until he finds out something inhuman resides inside of Jake. Vars didn’t cheat death only to call out to it again. But stuck together in one room, keeping each other’s secrets, they might just have to become allies, no matter how unwilling. Because if there is something Vars can’t resist, it’s a boy with pleading eyes.
“You are mine now, boy. This room is soundproof. No one will hear you scream.”
“Yes, sir. My body is yours.”

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Themes: motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, demons, monster, tattoos, secrets, crime, self-discovery, gothic, fresh start, submission, stalking, PTSD, May/December, self-acceptance, enemies to lovers, Daddy/boy, body horror
Genre: Dark, paranormal M/M romance 
Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes, BDSM
WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.


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I’ve got no idea how these Authors came up with this story but I’m fully invested in it.

It’s pure genius how the individual club members stories are interwoven here in this highly addictive PNR series.

Jake is 21, and has been a prospect in the Kings of Hell MC Club for two years. Earning his patch is long overdue but he’s happy to wait for all the club is his life, his family.He’s prepared not only for hard work in the club but also any sexual favors the men might want.But he starts to question what he really wants when a new prospect arrives…

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~Release Day Review~Will & Patrick’s Endless Honeymoon (Wake Up Married #7) by Leta Blake~

 

36645799Title: Will & Patrick’s Endless Honeymoon
Author: Leta Blake
Series: Wake Up Married #7
Page Count: 142 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 4, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Genius brain surgeon Patrick McCloud never thought he’d fall in love, let alone get married. He and Will Patterson are two years overdue for their honeymoon, and although romance doesn’t come naturally to Patrick, he’s determined to make it perfect. 
Will works himself to the bone helping others and dealing with his family, who bring the drama nonstop. A tropical getaway without the usual shenanigans is just what the doctor ordered. But can Will’s family leave them in peace? Knowing the Patterson-Molinaro clan, it’s not likely… 
Will and Patrick’s Endless Honeymoon by Leta Blake continues the soapy, sexy fun of the original six part Wake Up Married serial. In Healing, South Dakota, marriage is never boring!


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I love Will and Patrick, and I was so happy when I found out about this little gem!

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Patrick is actually one of my “all time favorite” characters. I have loved him since book 1. It has been 2 years, since Will and Patrick woke up married, after a steamy night in Vegas. I guess you could say, that it’s about time for these two to go on their honeymoon…and get away from Will’s awful mom… I have read about a lot of awful family-members in the past, but Will’s mom really takes the cake.

Boy, do I hate that woman!!!

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~Review~Archangel’s Assassin by Barbara Elsborg~

 

36523716Title: Archangel’s Assassin
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Page Count: 275 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

He wants to forget 
West is an archangel’s assassin delivering justice to supernatural creatures who break the law. Not a straightforward job because he also has to absorb the memories of those he kills. Even worse, West is breaking the law himself in an attempt to free his brother from hell. If he doesn’t succeed before his archangel boss finds out, West will be joining his sibling. 
He wants to remember 
A young guy wakes in a London park with his memories gone. He has no idea who he is, or where he comes from. A bracelet engraved with the single word Tao is the only clue to his identity. With no sign of his memory returning, he drifts into a life on the streets. Begging is his only way to survive. 
Two worlds collide 
When Tao returns West’s stolen wallet, West offers to buy him a coffee. Tao delights in the chance to sit down with a good-looking guy until his instincts tell him to run away. Fast. West is surprised when Tao flees, considering how much he’d been mentally urging him to stay. Is he losing his touch or is Tao more than a scruffy young man down on his luck? 
Only one way to find out. 


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No one does Angels, Demons, Vampires and Faeries like Barbara Elsborg does!

I am a huge fan of her PNR books and “Bloodline” and “Dirty Angel” are definitely two of my all time favorites. So, of course, I was jumping for joy, when I found out she was publishing another PNR.jumping_for_joy_by_piggybank12-d4jo8ma.gif (500×500)

A couple of pages into this book and I was no longer jumping for joy, but crying big fat tears.

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I should have known, because even though this author has the ability to make me laugh my ass off….she also always makes me cry my eyes out !! One minute your laughing and thinking how much fun the characters are, and the next you are overwhelmed with emotions!

I love how she does that, which is one of the reasons I am such a big fan. 😉

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~Review~Archangel’s Assassin by Barbara Elsborg~

 

36686615Title: Archangel’s Assassin
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Page Count: 275 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

He wants to forget 
West is an archangel’s assassin delivering justice to supernatural creatures who break the law. Not a straightforward job because he also has to absorb the memories of those he kills. Even worse, West is breaking the law himself in an attempt to free his brother from hell. If he doesn’t succeed before his archangel boss finds out, West will be joining his sibling. 
He wants to remember 
A young guy wakes in a London park with his memories gone. He has no idea who he is, or where he comes from. A bracelet engraved with the single word Tao is the only clue to his identity. With no sign of his memory returning, he drifts into a life on the streets. Begging is his only way to survive. 
Two worlds collide 
When Tao returns West’s stolen wallet, West offers to buy him a coffee. Tao delights in the chance to sit down with a good-looking guy until his instincts tell him to run away. Fast. West is surprised when Tao flees, considering how much he’d been mentally urging him to stay. Is he losing his touch or is Tao more than a scruffy young man down on his luck? 
Only one way to find out. 


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I don’t read that many PNR stories but Barbara Elsborg is one of my favorite Authors in this Genre.

I love how she mixes it up with stories set in the present day combined with Mystical elements.

Tao (who I adored), wakes up in London with no memory of how he got there or who he is.The only indication of anything from his life is the bracelet he’s wearing with ‘Tao’ written on it.
-He doesn’t want to beg…but he has to in order to survive…
-He’s confused and frightened but still has a sense of what’s right and what’s wrong.
-When he sees a man’s wallet being stolen, he steps in…was the encounter just the right thing to do or fate?

Hints are given from the beginning that Tao might not be all he appears to be.

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~Release Day Review~Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs~

 

36524022Title: Not Just For Christmas
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Page Count: 207 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance Holidays
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Ben has Christmas, cats, and mistletoe on his side…Jason doesn’t stand a chance. 
For Ben Slater, moving back to Bristol means being closer to his family, living with his best mate, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. But there’s also Jason, his best mate’s eldest brother. Ben’s had a crush on Jason for as long as he can remember, but the eleven-year age gap has always seemed insurmountable. 
Jason Armitage works as a vet at his uncle’s practice. He owns a cute cottage on the outskirts of the city, and a loving dog. The one thing missing is someone to share it all with. His brother’s best friend seems a bad choice, but Jason can’t help taking a second look. Ben’s changed a lot since Jason last saw him; both in appearance and attitude. Gone is the shy young boy, replaced with a confident, twenty-four-year-old man. 
In the run up to Christmas, the festive period gives Ben the ideal opportunity to show Jason what he has to offer. But concerns for his brother’s feelings hold Jason back. If they have any chance of making this work, Ben must convince Jason that he’s old enough to know what he wants, and Jason needs to believe that a relationship with his brother’s best friend won’t ruin their friendship.


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Ben has been crushing on his best friend Liam’s older brother, Jason, for years.

His infatuation was put on hold while he was away at University but now he’s back in his hometown and is bound to run into the object of his desires as he’s moving into a flat with Liam…
Jason was aware of Ben’s interest in him but only saw him as his younger brothers best friend.But now Ben is back, all grown up and Jason definitely starts to see him in a different way!

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