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Off the Beaten Path by Cari Z.

Off the Beaten Path by Cari Z.

The military once upon a time created werewolves. Generations later, even if the gene has been silent since inoculation, people are still turning. When they do, the person, and only them, are transported to a secure reservation dedicated only to pack land.

This is how we meet Ward and Ava. Ava is Ward’s four year old daughter and on her first day of school she turned. Ward received the call and before he could arrive she was already taken. All the government would give him was a check and some advice to forget she existed. Ward refused, called in favors, and almost died getting to his the fence that separated himself and his daughter. Now he had to find a way inside.

Henry was the the pack’s alpha. All alpha’s were obligated to join the military and perform special ops missions. He was on said mission when Ward shows up at the compound. His second in command has to make a last minute decision.

When the two men meet it’s definitely not love at first site but while the story is a darker take than many paranormals Ward brings a light to Henry’s life but it might be too late for the military leader in charge of all the alpha’s. He’s had enough and Ava’s time might be at an end if she won’t change back to a human.

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Rebel by Rhys Ford

Rebel by Rhys Ford

Gus Scott has always lived his life with one foot out the door ready to bolt. After his boyfriend, Rey, breaks up with him he goes out and drinks away the pain and has a one night stand that leads to the creation of his son Chris.

Rey just wants to settle down. He’s ready to have the house, white picket fence, marriage, everything. He wants that badly with Gus and when he doesn’t see it happening he just breaks up with him. Years later he realizes his mistake.

As Rey tries to woo Gus back into his life and show Gus he’s worth loving, Gus is trying to learn how to be a real adult. He first needs to accept his past and the decisions others made that have destroyed his view on his life and his self worth.

It’s not an easy path. It’s full of bumps, yelling, threats, cussing, laughs, talking, and above else; love.

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Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

Henry has left the comforts of his home against his father’s wishes to go fight in the crusades with King Richard for God and country. His father warns him that he knows nothing about the happenings of war but Henry has trained for this, he’s been knighted; he’s ready.

Stephen is a veteran. He has fought in many battles, seen men do many a horrible things. He’s quite drunk, boisterous, and telling quite the tales when Henry meets him for the first time in a tavern. From here they become good friends. Even though Stephen prefers the company of men. Henry has let him know that he is betrothed, and if he wasn’t he couldn’t betray God like in that manner.

As they venture closer to the holy land battles are fought, allies betray them, Henry experiences death of a close friend and he loses that last bit of innocence he held so close. Henry begins to question many things, most of all, his feelings toward Stephen.

As war moves forward Henry seems to be stuck. His legs and his horse are taking him where the king demands, but his heart and head are causing another war altogether.

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Skin by Christian Baines

Skin by Christian Baines

I must warn you, give you a heads up, pronounce to the world and the great beyond….this story is N.O.T. a romance. Skin is a general fiction piece of literature with queer lead characters. There are sexual acts on many of the pages, just for the purpose of having sex, nothing more, possibly less.

Skin follows the lives of three humans and a flamboyantly charming but deadly voodoo spirit. There really isn’t a lot to be said without giving the story away or accidentally throwing out a hint. Just know that you’re mind is going to be thoroughly tricked. Christian takes it for a wild ride of guesses, assumptions, pain, hurt, awe, amazement, and very tumultuous feelings.

We also get to see humanity at it’s most basic. There is no glitz or glamour. We’re walking the back streets of New Orleans. Hearing slang worlds/phrases, vulgarity at every turn, racism, bigotry, homophobia, lewd/crude/brash behavior, raw, humanity.

Christian writes, orchestrates, and conducts this story brilliantly.

Get ready for the trip of the year…..

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The Solstice Prince by SJ Himes

The Solstice Prince by SJ Himes

Jaime is away at healer’s academy when he hears that his father has fallen ill. Against the advice of his advisors Jaime rushes home. He quickly learns two things upon arrival; his father has passed and they were badly in debt from sending Jaime to school. All their possessions are being sold off, including Jaime himself.

Thanks to a storm the pirates taking Jaime away must harbor their ship for repairs and the slaves are rescued. Jaime has no inkling of where he might be or the people he’s now surrounded by. He given a job in the kitchens and keeps his head low. He’s seen what humanity can do and trusts no one.

After an accidental healing of a burn Jaime gave the Captain of the guard Jaime runs. He’s scared that they’ll send him back with the pirates or worse.

Quickly Jaime learns that he’s in a safe place and has caught the eye of the youngest prince.

From here Jaime must decide if he wants to stay or go back home.

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Jared’s Evolution by Riley Hart

Jared’s Evolution by Riley Hart

Jared is an attorney. He’s a powerhouse in the courtroom and for his clients. He’s a mess in his personal life. Without the direction of work he’s lost.

Kieran is Jared’s neighbor. He stepped outside one night and heard Jared’s unique kink of porn playing. Kieran realized that Jared was in need of his Daddy services.

Slowly and with a lot of turbulence Jared and Kieran form a Daddy/boy relationship.

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Clipped by Devon McCormack

Clipped by Devon McCormack

*Must love dark, dirty, sinister plot lines with a side of blood.*

Time to dump all the things you learned in Sunday school and prepare yourself for the re-telling of creation.

Kinzer was once an angel until he followed God’s ex-lover Satan into hell. Then he became a spy.

Things not going according to plan Kinzer awakens and finds himself in a very seedy establishment and a possession to a man named Jerry. Kinzer is bruised and battered. His wings have been clipped, powers stripped, and he’s essentially a mortal.

After freeing himself and Kid from Jerry’s Kinzer is adamant he must find others to relay what has happened. There’s a mole in their organization.

War is upon them. Battles are fought, freedoms lost, and betrayals unveiled. Who can they trust?

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Urijah by Faith Gibson

Urijah by Faith Gibson

This is book #10 in the Stone Society Series.

We’re on the brink of war and Banyan, Urijah’s mate, makes the ultimate sacrifice so that Uri will finally be happy and free. Once the battle is over Banyan leaves Greece and heads back home, to the land where he grew up, the place he met Uri. He needs to ground himself before heading to his parent’s house so that he can take his rightful title.

Uri stays with the Stone Society to say farewell to their dead. Uri lost a lot in this battle. He decides to head back to his homeland, to his parents, and calm his beast.

Both men are headed in the same direction, but at different times. Uri believes he can never forgive Banyan for what he did in the past. Uri also wants to hate him for his loss of friend on the battle field. He believes being back home will help.

Both men being back to their rightful homes gives them perspective on the past, present, and possible future. With one taking the family title and the other seeking wisdom and solace from his family, they might actually be able to obtain their most wished desires; each other.

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The Hideaway by Rosalind Abel

The Hideaway by Rosalind Abel

Conner Clark was unofficially adopted by the Bryant family when he was 13 years old. He’s been their son and brother since his rescue from an abusive “religious” family.

Micah Bryant is the youngest Bryant and has been in love with Conner since the moment he walked in the door.

When the two are adults they begin a love affair. Just when they’re ready to come open with their relationship and tell the family, Moses, Conner’s nephew, shows up on his door step. He’s run away from the family. Connor now can’t do anything that would push his nephew away and breaks it off with Micah.

The Hideaway is a story of heart break, discovery, love, and overcoming life a little stronger than the day before.

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The Shipwreck by Rosalind Abel

The Shipwreck by Rosalind Abel

This is book #4 in the Lavender Shores series.

Lamont Price is an author. He writes under a female pen name, and writes Male/Female love stories. If he could become a recluse he would, but his family and friends won’t allow it. His status as a member of one of the founding families doesn’t allow it also.

Lamont’s family is constantly trying to set him up and he just knows there’s going to be an attempt at a blind date during his friend’s baby shower. So he hires a cover model to be his pretend boyfriend.

They literally fake it until they make it. Then deception and lies are thrown in and the little that they did make come crumbling down.

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