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Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson

Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson

James Martin is brought out of his drunken stupor and forced into rehab. His employer reminds him that regardless of what happened in the past, he still has time on his contract, and they are going to collect.

The Centers for Magical Research and Development, CMRD, helps people control their powers. Ensure that they can become and maintain their status of productive members of society. James was once a promising teacher before, and Miriam is going to make sure he is again.

The CMRD has five humans who show extraordinary talent. Something beyond the normal. James must help these five harness their talent. He’s been given six months. Then three…..time is ticking, death is a breath away, and eventually James feels he has everything to lose.

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Songs of the Sea by Dean Frech

Songs of the Sea by Dean Frech

**My headache must have been worse than I thought as I didn’t realize my glasses were fogged until editing. Sorry.**

Sartin is one of the only single merman in his pod. He’s been of age for a few years now but has yet to hear the song of his mate. He’s hoping that this year’s Winter Meeting will be different.

Sommar has watched Sartin for years now waiting for his turn to be shown as available. This is his year. He’s ready to finally claim who he knows in his heart is his mate. Only the fates never make things that simple.

The Winter Meeting suffered the biggest storm they’ve ever encountered and Sartin is lost at sea. He’s saved by Maru, a land person. Sartin cannot hear the songs of his people, nor the song of Sommar in his head. He believes he’s the only merperson to have survived the storm.

Sartin grieves and then allows himself to open up to Maru and form a relationship. Soon Maru’s village too, until they feel he’s betrayed them. Then a song is heard and Sartin rejoices, but will it be enough or in time?

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Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Hayden has just moved to the quaint town of Maplewood, Vermont after the loss of his husband. He’s left his job as an assistant DA, Boston, the city life, behind. He’s bought a house that just needs a little TLC on Lake Veronica.

Tommy is a handy man, retired from the Army, and still finding his way. Until he meets Hayden and then so many things start to click into place.

Just as the two are starting to kindle a new romance the town of Maplewood experiences its first homicide(s) in a long while. The first of many to come. Action is is happening within the lack that was only thought of as folklore. Dismissed as an urban legend, a vengeful woman seeking revenge on those that did her and her love wrong.

Now the town finds it’s self plagued with nightmares, dead loved ones, geological forces that can’t be explained, and somehow romances are being kindled that amp up the spirit’s malevolence.

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Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

Camp H.O.W.L. #2

Nick Perry has decided to leave his practice. He’s tired of counseling married couples and seeing what lies and deceit do to people and do something more meaningful with his life. He takes an opening at Camp HOWL to help transitioning were acclimate back into society. He’s at a point in his life where he’s ready to settle down, and might have found the with whom part, there’s only one major problem.

Dr. Drew Welch is the new camp doctor. He knows a lot of the staff at the camp already from previous visits with his brothers. He’s ready to get started there and the private practice he’s taking over in the small town. The thing is, Drew’s a human. His mother married a werewolf when Drew was little so he’s grown up around/in a pack. He knows the intricacies of the pack life.

Getting Nick to understand this is a whole other story. He believes no human would or could possibly fully understand what it’s like to be a were and therefore he could never mate with one.

Under A Blue Moon is really the telling of Nick Perry floundering through his first year as camp counselor while trying to stick to his guns of not having a human mate.

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Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Dan is a long time employee of Cowboys and Angels, a blue collar establishment. He loves his life, his job, he’s content. Then he finds out he needs a date for his friend’s wedding…..again.

Gideon’s daughter Ariel causes many problems at the bar but when she finds out Dan needs a date she arranges a speed dating night. To Dan’s surprise his boss Gideon is one of his dates. Dan hadn’t realized Gideon was bisexual nor the fact that Gideon was into Dan.

From here there are trials and tribulations to test the strength of their forming bond. Dan is a bit hesitant. Gideon will do nothing but show Dan he’s with him 100 percent of the way.

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All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

To me this was an astounding second chance romance with maybe a wee bit of mid life crisis thrown into the mix.

Liam and Ben were high school sweethearts. Liam ultimately cheated on Ben in college and they broke up. Fifteen years later the winds are changing.

Liam will often drive from NYC to his home town. He only makes it to the welcome sign before turning back, but on this fateful day he goes into town. He stops at the cemetery to ponder life. When his car won’t start the fates bring his old friend Seth to the rescue. Only Seth isn’t happy to see Liam. Nor is the jogger who passes by: Ben.

Ben stayed in their hometown and became an elementary school teacher. He loves his life though his best friend Seth says it’s boring. That Ben needs to get out more, be adventurous. Cue Liam, the past, mix in the present, and possibly the future.

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Bad Company by KA Mitchell

Bad Company by KA Mitchell

*This the second edition*

Nate and Kellan used to be best friends until Kellan outs Nate and doesn’t stand by his side. With that and an incident between their fathers, Nate has had no use for Kellan. Kellan though has great use….NEED of Nate.

Years later after many relationships and a few failed engagements Kellan’s father decides to put the stop to Kellan’s shenanigans. Kellan then informs his father that he’s gay. Now to find a boyfriend. This is where Nate comes in.

Together the two very badly attempt a “fake boyfriends” relationship that brews into something more. All the while trying to foil Kellan’s father’s plans for the city and expose him for what he is.

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Last Call by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens

Last Call by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens

Gray and Quinn have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Have been in love with each other about just the same, only neither will admit to the other their true feelings.

After Quinn is let go from the family business and Gray from a dead end factory job they start their own business; A bar named Last Call.

It takes a stranger, Emery, rolling into town, a bet turned sideways, a bad storm, and structural damage for things to finally move forward for Gray and Quinn.

Emery sees that they’re attracted to each other immediately. The things is, now Quinn and Gray are also both attracted to Emery and he finds himself attracted to to them both.

Stay or go? Fight or flight? Is three the right number or truly a crowd?

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Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Hayden left Small Town, CA after his parents threatened him with conversation therapy when he came out. He moved in with his grandmother and has never looked back. He’s now a firefighter, living alone, and starting to feel lonely.

Miguel is Hayden’s best friend and calls him frantic needing a favor. Miguel’s little brother is moving back from NYC where he had a Broadway career and needs a place to crash. Hayden remembers a lanky teenager with hero worship and is hesitant to commit, but relents.

When Jez, Miguel’s brother, shows up he’s no longer the little kid and immediately both men feel the chemistry. Only Jez has left NYC for a reason and has a major secret he’s keeping and Hayden doesn’t know if he’s ready to date his best friend’s brother.

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Secrets of Betrayal (Secrets #4) by LK Shaw

Secrets of Betrayal (Secrets #4) by LK Shaw

**This review is Rated R for strong language….Enjoy!!**

Phebe Lawson was working hard to get out of her abusive relationship. She had a plan, since simply leaving wasn’t an option. Only, that plan was quickly thwarted when her drug dealing boyfriend sold her to some sex-trafficking Russians. Now Phebe’s broken, violated, and believes beyond repair.

Thanks to a sister Phebe didn’t even know she had she’s been rescued and sent to a safe house.

Donovan Jefferies is an assistant district attorney, an acquaintance of Josie’s (Phebe’s sister), and a Dom. When he first sees Phebe he knows she’s not his type but he’ll be damned if he doesn’t want her. First though is to ensure her safety, build her trust, and see if he too can trust again after his last sub destroyed him.

Together these two make an unlikely duo. The Russians are fighting to get Phebe back. Phebe and Donovan are fighting for freedom and love. One always outweighs the other.

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