4 stars

The Half Wolf by Jay Northcote

The Half Wolf by Jay Northcote

Quinn lives in a small english town with his aunt. His father died before he was born, his mother shortly after. Although he’s known love he’s never quite felt like he belongs.

Kellan is a member of a werewolf pack that moves into town. He semi-meets Quinn through a misadventure and then really gets to meet him when Kellan’s job searching .

They know this is supposed to be a short lived, whirlwind, romance, but there’s something more there. Almost like a mating call, but Quinn is human. Isn’t he?

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Damage Control by Lynn Van Dorn

Damage Control by Lynn Van Dorn

Debut Author #5

Tyler is an up and coming movie star when a scandal of epic proportions hits. It’s a minor, or major, mishap from his youth when he was 16 come back to haunt him. He decides to leave town, let his lawyer brother take care of things, and go hideaway at the lake house.

Josh used to have a HUGE crush on Tyler’s brother Ryan (said lawyer). He’s been pining away for years and needs to stop. So he takes a much needed vacation to the lake.

What should be an fantastic “meet cute” of a reunion is a fumble of mishaps that eventually see Josh and Tyler playing at pretend boyfriends. Until they’re not playing anymore.

It’s time to see if sarcastic, in your face, takes no crap from anybody Tyler and slow down enough for Josh and if beige, low key, doormat, Josh can rise up for Tyler.

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Letting Go by Morningstar Ashley

Letting Go by Morningstar Ashley

Alex is his little sister’s guardian. After losing their mother suddenly and their father before Evie was born Alex has had the weight of the world on his shoulders. Evie has become his number one priority in life, so much so that he’s back burnered his entire life. He works from home, only has one friend, and only leaves the apartment for Evie.

Kelley is an executive that works at the marketing company Alex used to work for. Before everything fell. After running into Alex at a restaurant he realizes he wants to pursue him. It takes several “meet-cutes” for things to get moving forward and lots of patience on Kelley’s part to deal with Alex.

In the end is Alex worth the pain?

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The Teddy Bear Club #1 by Sean Michael

The Teddy Bear Club #1 by Sean Michael

The Teddy Bear Club meets twice a week at their friend’s coffee house. This is a time for all the single dads to meet, let the kids play, and have some much needed adult conversation.

Aiden is a life long member of the club. He’s adopted his sister’s two daughters and is now their father. Dev is a new member. His 16 year old sister asked him to babysit and never returned.

Dev and Aiden have an instant connection.

The angst of the story is Dev’s ultra religious mother. She kicked Dev out in his youth when she found out he was gay and now is wanting that baby.

Together, Dev and Aiden try to blend their family while fighting to keep together.

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Ahava is Love by Avery Duran

Ahava is Love by Avery Duran

**Reviewers note: I say Avery Duncan at least once. ūüôĀ I seem to do this a lot. Sorry.**

Josh has commitment goals oozing out of his pores yet he only seems to attract the bad boys, the players, who can smell it off of him immediately. Through a high endorsement he accepts a position as a lead for Israeli Pilgrims where he’ll be leading a group of 20 + year olds.

Yaron is the security of Israeli Pilgrims and from how Josh describes him, sex on legs. Only Yaron is still holding on to a past lover. Although he’s attracted to Josh in more than the physical sense he can’t seem to let go of the past and accept a new future.

It takes a long separation for both of them to realize exactly what they desire in life and then have the gumption to go after it.

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Manny Get Your Guy by Amy Lane

Manny Get Your Guy by Amy Lane

This is book #2 in the Mannies series.

Brandon is Jacob’s cousin. Jacob is married to Nica who is Tino’s sister. Tino was the MC in Mannies #1. (Probably a good idea to read the first book-not follow in my footsteps.)

Brandon is living over Jacob and Nica’s garage. After coming out to his parents he left their house and made himself a new home. One that is accepting of him. He’s a college student and works construction to help support himself.

Taylor is Nica’s best friend. He’s a military veteran that still lives in the past. He sees all his failures and has a hard time accepting that he could be any good to anyone. Then Nica becomes pregnant with her fifth child and Taylor finds his way to becoming the manny.

Brandon and Taylor get off to a rocky start but after a guys night out they slowly start to move forward. It’s an uphill struggle but one that Brandon’s determined to help Taylor with all the way.

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An Island in the Stars by Susan Laine

An Island in the Stars by Susan Laine

Sam is a 17 year old college student. He skipped a grade because of his brilliance. He’s also harboring a huge crush on his older brother’s best friend.

Marcus is a jock and throws out a persona to match. After getting him and Sam in quite the predicament of being on an alien exomoon, his true colors start to shine through. (Hint-hint…he’s not as dumb as he seems)

Trying to survive and find their way home both eventually succumb to the erotic environment surrounding them and confess their feelings.

Now, with the connecting chamber broken; how do they get home?

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Stray Pup by Elliot Cooper

Stray Pup by Elliot Cooper

*Written-not filmed review*

Stray Pup is approx 10,000 words; an incredibly short story. ¬†Yet, it’s also paranormally delicious. ¬†(Because it’s so short I’ve been able to read it multiple times and love it more with each read.)

 

Shifters are known to the world. ¬†They’re not in hiding, but they’re not 100% accepted by the populous either. ¬†There are humans though that seem to find themselves with a were fetish and that’s how Jamie Finch finds himself in his current predicament.

Jamie’s currently in the middle of his transition from human to were. ¬†He’s decided to leave the human world behind him and go in search of a pack. ¬†Once he arrives at his destination to begin “pack hunting” he’s assaulted by a smell. ¬†Oh, the smell. ¬†It’s everything to Jamie. ¬†After being escorted to the correct pack he can’t get past the smell.

 

Elliot does a wonderful job of creating this world, having us immediately placed in this world, and attaching ourselves to Jamie and his adventure.  From the moment Jamie arrives at his new pack and finds the source of the incredible smell Elliot has us getting sexually frustrated along side Jamie until we can find release, and what a release it is.

 

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Rating: 4 stars

Title: Stray Pup

Author: Elliot Cooper

Publisher: Self-pub

 

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Dawn Patrol (Tidewater #1) by Tami Veldura

Dawn Patrol (Tidewater #1) by Tami Veldura

*Written-not video review*

Dawn Patrol is a short story and as most short stories it leaves us wanting more.  Which in my opinion, is a good thing.

 

Elias’s passion is surfing. ¬†When he’s out in the water he’s one with the ocean. ¬†This is what catches Theo’s eye; Elias’s serenity, plus maybe a bit of his smokin’ body.

Theo is an artist and he’s caught ogling Elias. ¬†When Elias goes to confront this stranger he realizes what Theo has caught on paper is perfection. ¬†He then commissions Theo to create a mural on his bedroom wall.

Of course when you put two gorgeous men in the same room who just happen to have the hots for each other things go from a mild thrum to scorching desire at about mach 4.

 

I’ve never been surfing. ¬†The way Tami describes the feelings, the view, the peace with being out on the waves makes me want to plan a vacation to the coast immediately. ¬†She grasps ahold of something somewhat common and makes it seem magical.

Then there’s the scene when both men unravel and take what they want from the other. ¬†Mmmmmm….soooooo good.

 

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Rating: 4 stars

Title: Dawn Patrol (Tidewater #1)

Author: Tami Veldura

Publisher: Oldewolf Alternascents

Release Date: July 28, 2017

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NemeSIS by Susan Marshall

NemeSIS by Susan Marshall

NemeSIS is a YA story.

Nadine is a 15 year old, sophomore in high school, who is constantly being bullied by her older sister Rachel. So many things have changed for Nadine between middle school and now she finds herself afraid to eat in the lunch room so she sneaks into the library. There she sees a certain pamphlet that will change her life.

Nadine starts writing down steps to help herself integrate back into society. It seems though every time she hits a milestone her sister has to put her back in her place. With their parents separating, Rachel’s shenanigans and “pranks” have only gotten worse.

Nadine has to decide if she’s going to maintain radio silence or finally stand up to her sister.

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