Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Leaning into Love by Lane Hayes with Contest

Title:  Leaning Into Love
Series: Leaning Into Stories, #1
Author: Lane Hayes
Narrated By: Seth Clayton
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 16th
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Genre: Romance, Erotica, Friends to lovers, surfer, white collar, San Francisco, bisexual

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Eric Schuster is a successful guy. He’s part owner of a highly successful tech firm, he has a supportive family and a great group of close friends. But something is missing. Or maybe he’s reacting to his business partner and ex’s wedding news. He knows his former lover is making a big mistake but he also knows it’s time to move on. And hopefully avoid falling for another friend.

Zane Richards is an avid sailor and surfer with a laid-back approach to life. He firmly believes there’s a time and place for everything if you’re willing to take a chance. Like letting his best friend know he’s interested in being much more than friends. Eric has always been half in love with Zane but going from friends to lovers isn’t an easy sell for someone protecting his heart. Eric will have to decide if he’s willing to risk it all by leaning into love.

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Zane refilled my glass and returned it to me with a naughty smirk. “You get kinda corny when you’re tipsy, Schuster. It’s cute.”


“Yeah. You get goofy. Your ears turn red and it makes the freckles on your nose stand out. Then you do that thing with your hair where you swipe your hand through it so many times that it looks like you just rolled out of bed.”

“Uh…okay. That’s embarrassing.” I searched for a reflective surface as I attempted to pat my unruly brown hair into some semblance of order. “I was going for debonair and I got bar mitzvah kid chic,” I grumbled.

Zane leaned forward and gave me an intense look I didn’t understand.

“You don’t have to be anyone but yourself with me, Eric. I like you just the way you are.” He sat back again and cocked his head. “So let’s talk about this stupid engagement party. What’s the dress code?”

“Um… it’s probably dressy casual,” I replied with a furrowed brow. I wanted to back up a sentence or two and analyze his words and dissect the meaning of “I like you just the way you are”.

“The usual oxymoron,” he snarked. “You are going with me, right?”

“Sure. If you want.”

“I want. It’ll save us both the trouble of finding some poor unsuspecting sucker to drag to a fancy shindig.”

“True. Speaking of suckers, don’t you have a date tonight?”

Zane glanced at his watch and then stretched his legs out on the bench so his shoe nudged my thigh. “I’ve got time. Talk to me. What else have you been up to lately? I noticed there’s a new exhibit at the Modern Museum. Have you gone? I think it’s a midcentury retrospective with Motherwell and de Kooning. I know you like the scribbly art and…”

His conversation was easy. The gentrified version of his former surfer dude accent had a lilting quality I could have listened to for hours. I felt myself truly begin to relax and let go of the invisible hold I’d had on my emotions, like a swimmer grasping onto a ledge who finally realizes he can reach the bottom of the pool. Being with someone who knew quirky details about me and accepted them without judgment or reservation was a gift.

I treasured all of my friends, but Zane was special. Our friendship was rooted in geography and history and now time. He wasn’t making a romantic advance when he asked me to attend Nick’s engagement party with him. That was latent wishful thinking on my part. Zane was simply being who he always was. My oldest and best friend.

Meet the Author

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.

Author Links

Website: https://lanehayes.wordpress.com/
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Doctor to the Omega by Ashe Moon

Title: Doctor to the Omega
Series: Luna Brothers, 2
Author: Ashe Moon
Publisher: Self published
Genre: MM. Paranormal
Pages: 258
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Vander Luna refused to accept the traditional omega lifestyle—find an alpha, pop out a few kids… No, he was going to be a warrior. When Vander fails at his one shot to get into the world’s best fighting school, what else does he have left? Despite his parent’s wishes, settling down with a man is the very last thing on Vander’s mind—but when he gets lost trekking through snow-covered bear territory, it seems fate has other plans for him.

For bears, the two worst things you can do are associate with wolves, and forsake the family business—and Pell Darkclaw has done both. A talented doctor, Pell abandoned his small clan to volunteer his skills in the wolf towns in desperate need of good healers. When he finds Vander lost and freezing in a snowstorm, Pell takes him in to nurse him back to health. The storm means no one is leaving Pell’s cozy little cabin any time soon. Just what can happen when a wounded wolf omega and a protective bear alpha are snowed in alone together?

Doctor to the Omega is a 50k word, steamy MPreg story full of action and romance, set in an exciting and vibrant new shifter world. It is the second book in the Luna Brothers Series, and can be read as a standalone novel. 

Doctor to the Omega by Ashe Moon is the second book in the Luna Brothers series but can be read as a standalone and understood just fine. This is my first time reading this series and I was not lost at all.
Vander is refusing to accept the traditional omega life.  He was going to be a warrior like his alpha brothers. Unfortunately, his kind heart gets him second place in warrior try outs. This means he cannot get into warrior school. So now he must try and think of what to do now. What does that mean for him?  When he goes on the journey to find himself he finds way more than he bargained for.
Pell is an Alpha bear shifter. He is a doctor who treats all paranormals. His family believed in only sticking to his own kind. So, he has broken off contact with them.  When he meets Vander he knows Van is his mate. But what does a solitary bear shifter who has devoted his life to saving others do with a mate?
I liked how both of these men are really finding who they are really on the inside. I also liked that Pell has a strength that comes through the pages of this book. I think Van really needs that strength to understand himself.  I really enjoyed them working together.  The sex is off the charts hot as well.  These two just really click well together. I cannot wait to read more from this series in the future.  See who falls in love next. Oh and the ending of this book is amazing you just have to read it!!

                    Five Shooting Stars 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Marked for Them by Lia Davis

Title: Marked for Them
Series: Witches of Rose Lake, 1
Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: After Glows Publishing
Genre: MM. MF, FMMMM, Paranormal
Pages: 124
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Hiding out in a mental institution isn’t glamorous. I call it surviving.

I’m blissfully unaware of the world outside the walls—and spell—that hides me. Until the ghost shows up with talks about his friends being marked by a demon. Oh, but not just any demon. The same one who has marked me and wants me dead.

My Father.

Fearful daddy dearest would be my next uninvited guess, I make the choice to follow the ghost to his four, very alive friends. To my relief they want my father dead as much as I do. One thing I’m not prepared for is finding out that Zane—the alpha wolf shifter—is my mate, and the demon mark links the five of us—ghost included—together on a deeper level than I thought.

Teaming up and facing the demon stirs up passion and dark secrets none of us are ready to face.

Marked for Them by author Lia Davis is the first book in the Witches of Rose Lake series. I liked this fast paced, action packed start to this series.  There is a ton going on and it kept me turning the pages wanting more.
All the players in this book
Reese, has been hidden away in a mental institution for two years.  Only to be found by a ghost with a mission.  She is a demon/ witch hybrid.
Dimitri, he is a witch who is really scared of his powers. Considering what happens when he is a teen I cannot blame him.
Zane the Alpha were wolf.
Trevor and Wyatt are psychics. Wyatt lost his twin Wade.
Wade, a ghost who sometimes becomes solid. He has a complicated after life.
Ohh and let us not forget the Ouija board that starts all this trouble.
All of that together with a demon who wants to kill his offspring and you have the start of a memorable love story. 
This is a very fast paced book. Lots of action and great dialogue too.  Great world building. I want to know more about what will happen to these people in the future. Does end on a cliff hanger. But overall, I cannot wait to read more and find out what happens next.

                          Five Shooting Stars 

Monday, July 31, 2017

It Takes a Thief by Layla Wolfe

Title: It Takes a Thief
Series: The Bare Bones Mc, 7
Author: Layla Wolfe
Publisher: Quick Silver Books
Genre: Mf, Mc Bikers, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Great outlaws lost their lives to Ford. Great ladies lost their hearts.
Ford Illuminati, Prez of the famed Bare Bones MC, is in the crosshairs of Noodlum, a whacked thug recently joined with the Cutlasses. When Ford’s company steals some highway workers of theirs, Noodlum lashes out with subterfuge, placing fake news stories about the club and stealing their identities to charge Cialis and penis weights.

But the clincher is when Noodlum targets Ford's old lady, Madison. His twisted obsession with Madison puts Ford on the alert, and Santiago Slayer on his trail. But things haven't been going well between Ford and Maddy lately. His two jobs—Prez of the MC and his construction company—have got him working more than double time. Neglected and feeling unloved, Maddy has a meltdown when a patient of hers dies. She needs to do something different--something fulfilling.
When she works at a clinic on the Indian Rez, a heartthrob doctor catches her eye. But he's not the real menace. Noodlum has come unhinged, targeting the light of his life—Madison Illuminati. Ford is forced to play along with the whacko's games, step by step. It will take the combined forces of his club and his company to emerge triumphant...to save his one true love and reclaim their marriage.

It Takes a Thief is the seventh book in the Bare Bones MC series by author Layla Wolfe. Because this series is a continuation of characters we met in book one, you really do need to read this series in order.  This is my first time reading this series, and I will admit the first couple of pages confused me at first. But I did catch on after a while.
I really loved the character arc of Maddy. She is so lost and confused when we meet her. She has been through a lot and she is just in need of someone to lean on. Unfortunately, her husband is far too busy to be that person. So, she must learn to lean on herself for a while. I see towards the end where she really gets strength and pep. She is not a wilting flower but a strong capable woman who can fight for what and who she wants.
Ford grows a lot in this book too. He must learn to say no, and communicate with those around him more. He is a strong character who always is in control but he learns that just pushes all around him away.
Over all a great action packed read. I loved this one and look forward too many more in the series in the future.

                              Five Shooting Stars 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Catching Faete by Maia Dylan, Sarah Marsh and Elena Kincaid

Title: Catching Faete
Series: Beyond the Veil, 4
Author: Maia Dylan, Sarah Marsh and Elena Kincaid
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F, M/F/M
Page Count: 58 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
Publisher Blurb
Beyond the Veil, 4
They say that when one door closes, another opens, but when Erica made her choice to stop a madman, she couldn’t have imagined the price that she would have to pay. The future she’d risked everything for has just changed forever. 
The existence of the Dark Fae and their Goddess comes as a shock, but the fates have one more surprise in store for Erica and her mates in the form of orphaned twin babies who steal their hearts—but these children are not like the Fae Erica is familiar with. They come with powers that she and her husbands know nothing about. The Dark Fae council will watch over them to decide if they are capable of raising the twins, making Ben, Erica, and Leo feel the pressure of having their every move scrutinized. 
When the twins’ dark powers begin to emerge, will one Fae Queen and two warrior shifters have what it takes to navigate the uncertain waters of parenting … and will the Dark Fae council agree to let them try?
Be Warned: ménage sex (MFM), anal sex, double penetration

Erica knew she faced consequences for the way she ended the reign of the false King. She never expected it to cost her her future. But when she is given the opportunity to raise twin orphans as her own will prejudice steal her dreams?
Catching Faete by Sarah Marsh, Maia Dylan and Elena Kincaid is a quick read. It definitely should be read in chronological order as it revisits Erica and her men. I enjoyed seeing Erica and her men after their happily ever after. I loved that Ms. Marsh, Ms. Dylan and Ms. Kincaid showed the chemistry and devotion between Erica, Ben and Leo still survives even with the loss of biological children. But can they still be parents? This addition shows that love can grow and accept. I enjoyed seeing another side of these characters. I also loved that the authors allowed us to have the peek into their new reality.
                               Five Shooting Stars

Grizzly Mountain by Becca Jameson

Title: Grizzly Mountain
Series: Arcadian Bears, 1
Author: Becca Jameson
Publisher: The Hartwood Publishing Group LLC
Genre: MM Paranormal
Pages: 320
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Heather Simmons is excited to start a new job in Alberta, Canada, as a glaciologist. But when a minor accident leaves her trapped on a hiking trail overnight, she finds herself facing a burly mountain man and a pair of grizzly bears. From that moment forward, things could not get weirder.

Isaiah Arthur knows instinctively that Heather is his mate the moment he scents her clothing before heading up the mountain to rescue her. The sensation is confusing since she is obviously human, and converting a human to his species is strictly forbidden.

A rogue shifter takes Heather’s transition out of Isaiah’s hands, however. Isaiah is left with no choice but to take her home and find a way to inform her of her unintended fate, while fighting the intense need to make her his as soon as possible.

The North American governing body, the Arcadian Council, is not amused by the rare turning of a human, and chaos ensues as Isaiah races against the clock to bind his mate to him forever before someone steps in the way and takes the opportunity out of his hands.

Grizzly Mountain is the first book in the Arcadian Bears series by author Becca Jameson. I really enjoyed this first book. The pace is just right, and I loved the character development. This book has the story of Heather and Isaiah.
Heather is a glaciologist. She gets lost in the woods. She is furious with herself because she is experienced at hiking and should have known better. I liked her strength. She is not a weak character. I also liked she can take care of herself. She sees her own short comings and is a tad too hard on herself but over all she is a well rounded person.
Isaiah finds lost people. That is kinda his job. He does it in his bear form. I liked that he does not come on all alpha like. He is a good person who let's Heather be a strong person without losing his masculinity. I think it takes a very strong character to do that.
Over all I really loved this first glimpse into this series. I would love to know more. I would love to read more in the future and find out who falls in love next. 

                              Five Shooting Stars


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Forest of Thorns and Claws by J.T. Hall

Title: Forest of Thorns and Claws
Author: J.T. Hall
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Paranormal
Pages: 192
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Donovan McGinnis, a veterinarian and conservationist at a research center in Sumatra, is fighting to save the rainforest from poachers and politicians alike. One day he discovers a tigress trapped by a snare, and while treating her injuries, she bites him. He becomes ill with strange symptoms that leave him feverish and dreaming of the jungle and blood.

Kersen and his family are part of the Harimau jadian, a clan of tiger shifters hidden away in a secret village near the rainforest. When Kersen’s sister is caught, he knows he must free her before she infects someone with their magic and reveals their secret.

But Donovan has already been turned, and only time will tell if he can control the tiger within. Kersen must help him, but will the fierce attraction between the pair bring ruin to them all? With the rainforest under threat from outside forces, they may be doomed anyway, unless Kersen and Donovan can find a way to defeat the danger from inside and out


Forest of Thorn and Claws by J.T. Hall has the story of Donovan and Kersen.
Donovan part of the group that protects and conserves the rainforest. He wants to protect the forest and all the endangered species in it. He gets a scratch from helping a tiger. Then the strange dreams start, and his life changes forever.
Kersen sees the men take his injured sister away when she is in her tiger form. He wants to protect his people. But he does have a duty to Donovan too. I liked his strength and courage. He is a brave person with a good heart.
Over all for me this would have been a great start to a series. I loved the world introduced. I loved the over all story arc too. The pace of this book is very good as well. I love MM shifter stories and to be introduced to the tigers was interesting and fun. I would look for more from this author in the future, I love to fall in love and this book gave me that and more. 

                                      Five Shooting Stars