~Release Day Review~Homebird by Amy Lane~

 

41956373Title: Homebird
Author: Amy Lane
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Holiday
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Crispin Henry isn’t an adventurer. He learned early on that the world is a frightening place and that home is rare and precious. If his friends didn’t drag him to sports games and ill-advised trips to Vegas, he wouldn’t get out at all—and his trip to Munich for Oktoberfest is no exception. But it’s there that he meets Luka Gabriel, and he learns to take a chance. Luka is a free-spirited world traveler, working at Oktoberfest to feed his enchantment with new places and new people. His only possessions fit in his backpack, and he depends on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep. Crispin should know better—but he takes Luka’s hand anyway, and together they turn three nights in Munich into the relationship neither of them has been brave enough to risk—and neither can let go of. When Luka turns up on Crispin’s doorstep before the holiday season, Crispin takes him in on hope alone. Yes, he knows the odds are good Luka will flutter out of his life again and leave him bereft, but isn’t it worth it to see if Luka is a homebird after all?


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~Release Day Review~The Strength of His Heart (Enhanced #4) by Victoria Sue~

 

42072399Title: The Strength of His Heart
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 214 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

To protect and serve…. All Vance Connelly ever wanted to do was continue his family’s tradition and join the Tampa Police Department, but his dreams were crushed the day he woke with the enhanced mark on his face. After years of struggling to adjust to life as an enhanced human, by a stroke of luck, he met Talon Valdez and became a proud member of the FBI’s Human Enhanced Rescue Organization.
Samuel “Angel” Piper is eager to leave his DEA undercover work behind as he joins the HERO team as Vance’s regular human partner. But Sam’s painful past is ever present, just below the surface of the life he has built for himself as an ambitious young agent. When the team investigates rumors of a new drug using enhanced blood, the case’s mysterious connection to Sam threatens not just his life but Vance’s.
Trust doesn’t come easy for Sam, but Vance is willing to fight to convince his partner that the strength of his heart might be the salvation they both need.


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~Release Day Review~His Consort by Mary Calmes~

 

41838067Title: His Consort
Author: Mary Calmes
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 284 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A new life in New Orleans is all Jason Thorpe had hoped: his quaint little store attracts a devoted staff and his warm, loving heart grants him a loyal circle of friends. He’s perfectly content, having left behind the chill of a confusing and danger-filled night in Washington, until he discovers something unbelievable lurking in the steamy darkness of the shadowy streets of the Vieux Carré, something that turns out to be terrifying… and utterly mesmerizing.
The prince of the vampyrs, Varic Maedoc, is visiting New Orleans when he finds out the man who once helped his counselor is there in the Quarter. He thinks to simply meet and thank Jason—until he lays eyes on him. Varic’s devoted himself to protect the honor of his race, and he’s never wanted a mate before… but he immediately knows he must have this man, and no one else will do.
Varic may want to bring Jason safely into his world, but someone who doesn’t like the human’s soothing influence on vampyrs has deadly plans that would disrupt Varic’s dreams. Now, unable to tell friend from foe, Jason finds himself wondering how to hold on to the prince’s heart when he’s fighting for his life.


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~Release Day Review~A Deeper Blue (Rules of Possession #2) by S.E. Harmon~

 

39088575Title: A Deeper Blue
Author: S.E. Harmon
Series: Rules of Possession #2
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 260 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn’t imagine he’d end up with his formerly straight best friend. It’s hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue any time he wants… as long as they’re in private. And there’s the rub. Despite Kelly’s promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he’s tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough spackle in the world to fix them.
Britton “Blue” Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he’s not stupid. He knows Kelly isn’t completely happy. But he’s not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask?
With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there’s no decision to make…. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they’ll survive the fallout.
Man. Happily-ever-afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.


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~Release Day Review~Hiding the Moon (Fish Out of Water #4) by Amy Lane~

 

41085953Title: Hiding the Moon
Author: Amy Lane
Series: Fish Out of Water #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 216 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A Fish Out of Water/Racing for the Sun Crossover
Can a hitman and a psychic negotiate a relationship while all hell breaks loose?
The world might not know who Lee Burton is, but it needs his black ops division and the work they do to keep it safe. Lee’s spent his life following orders—until he sees a kill jacket on Ernie Caulfield. Ernie isn’t a typical target, and something is very wrong with Burton’s chain of command.
Ernie’s life may seem adrift, but his every action helps to shelter his mind from the psychic storm raging within. When Lee Burton shows up to save him from assassins and club bunnies, Ernie seizes his hand and doesn’t look back. Burton is Ernie’s best bet in a tumultuous world, and after one day together, he’s pretty sure Lee knows Ernie is his destiny as well.
But when Burton refused Ernie’s contract, he kicked an entire piranha tank of bad guys, and Burton can’t rest until he takes down the rogue military unit that would try to kill a spacey psychic. Ernie’s in love with Burton and Burton’s confused as hell by Ernie—but Ernie’s not changing his mind and Burton can’t stay away. Psychics, assassins, and bad guys—throw them into the desert with a forbidden love affair and what could possibly go wrong?


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~Release Day Review~Devil Take Me (Anthology) by Rhys Ford, Ginn Hale, Jordan L. Hawk, T.A. Moore, C.S. Poe, Jordan Castillo Price~

 

40593993Title: Devil Take Me (Anthology)
Authors: Rhys Ford, Ginn Hale,
Jordan L. Hawk, T.A. Moore,
C.S. Poe, Jordan Castillo Price
Cover Artist: Reece Notley
Publisher: DSP Publications
Page Count: 450 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.
Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.
Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….
They’re one hell of a good time.


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~Release Day Review~Guarding His Melody (Enhanced World) by Victoria Sue~

 

40597479Title: Guarding His Melody
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced World
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal/Science Fiction
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A standalone in the Enhanced World 
Deaf since childhood, Sebastian Armitage had a promising musical future until his dreams were shattered when he transformed at twelve years old. In a world where enhanced humans are terrorized and imprisoned, his life shrinks around him even more as he suffers the torment of his father’s experimental research to enable him to hear.
Gray Darling—struggling with the scars left by his experience in Afghanistan—agrees to provide short-term personal protection when anonymous threats escalate into assault on those closest to Seb.
As the lines between protection and attraction blur, Gray and Seb can’t ignore the intense feelings drawing them together. But secrets and betrayals might prove deadly, unless Gray is willing to risk it all. And Seb must find the strength to make his own future and sing his own song…


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~Release Day Review~Love and Payne (A THIRDS Universe Novel) by Charlie Cochet~

 

39338374Title: Love and Payne
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: A THIRDS Universe Novel
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense, Shapeshifters
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

 ~Synopsis~

Austen Payne, THIRDS Squadron Specialist Agent (SSA) for Destructive Delta and TIN operative, has seen the worst the world has to offer, faced lethal killers, and helped bring down dangerous organizations. But nothing terrifies him more than falling in love. After years of undercover work, Austen is a master at defending himself and protecting his heart… until he meets Osmond Zachary.
THIRDS Defense Agent Osmond Zachary has a huge, doting family, yet something is missing in his life. After meeting grumpy, foul-mouthed, jittery cheetah Therian Austen Payne, Zach knows exactly what that something—or someone—is. Unfortunately Austen seems determined to avoid Zach at all costs.
When Zach foils an assassination attempt, he ends up in the killer’s crosshairs, and Austen is Zach’s best chance at staying alive. Zach hopes the crisis will bring them closer, but Austen has every intention of walking away as soon as the danger is over.
Happily ever after isn’t for guys like Austen, but Zach is determined to show him it can be…


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~Release Day Review~A Few Good Fish (Fish Out of Water #3) by Amy Lane~

 

40773128Title: A Few Good Fish
Author: Amy Lane
Series: Fish Out of Water #3
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 290 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A tomcat, a psychopath, and a psychic walk into the desert to rescue the men they love…. Can everybody make it out with their skin intact? 
PI Jackson Rivers and Defense Attorney Ellery Cramer have barely recovered from last November, when stopping a serial killer nearly destroyed Jackson in both body and spirit.
But their previous investigation poked a new danger with a stick, forcing Jackson and Ellery to leave town so they can meet the snake in its den.
Jackson Rivers grew up with the mean streets as a classroom and he learned a long time ago not to give a damn about his own life. But he gets a whole new education when the enemy takes Ellery. The man who pulled his shattered pieces from darkness and stitched them back together again is in trouble, and Jackson’s only chance to save him rests in the hands of fragile allies he barely knows.
It’s going to take a little bit of luck to get these Few Good Fish out alive!


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I really love this series and I absolutely love Ellery and Jackson. For me, this series is the pefect blend of suspense, romance, steam and fun. I am so happy we got another book!!!

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~Release Day Review~Sky Full of Mysteries by Rick R. Reed~

 

41009906Title: Sky Full of Mysteries
Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 220 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

What if your first love was abducted and presumed dead—but returned twenty years later?
That’s the dilemma Cole Weston faces. Now happily married to Tommy D’Amico, he’s suddenly thrown into a surreal world when his first love, Rory Schneidmiller, unexpectedly reappears.
Where has Rory been all this time? What happened to him two decades ago, when a strange mass appeared in the night sky and lifted him into the heavens? Rory has no memory of those years. For him, it’s as though only a day or two has passed.
Rory still loves Cole with the passion unique to young first love. Cole has never forgotten Rory, yet Tommy has been his rock, by his side since Rory disappeared.
Cole is forced to choose between an idealized and passionate first love and the comfort of a long-term marriage. How can he decide? Who faces this kind of quandary, anyway? The answers might lie among the stars…


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I’ve only read one book by this Author, Bashed, so I kind of knew to go into this one it was going to be something different…I’m, honestly, left a bit speechless here. I’m not sure what to make of this but one thing’s for sure after I read the last word I was sitting stunned into silence…I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters and the ending…and that’s the sign of a good book(for me).


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