book review

Camp H.O.W.L. by Bru Baker

Camp H.O.W.L. by Bru Baker

Werewolves are supposed to make the change during puberty. It seems that the gods didn’t get Adrian’s coming of age memo and forgot about his change.

Now he’s in his twenties, still a member of the pack, but human. He’s across the country for business, a pack run business, when he falls ill. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious although the signs are pointing otherwise. Until he finds himself in the hospital.

Dr. Tate Lewis works at Camp H.O.W.L. A prestigious camp that caters to weres coming of age. They help with the physical aspect of the transition but also social, mental, emotional, and spiritual as well. Tate didn’t have such a luxury when he changed. The ways of his pack were barbaric. He finds solace in his work.

When Tate sees that the new camper is much older, more wise, and put together than what he’s used to he sort of scampers away. He’ll do what he must from a professional stand point, but no more.

Only fate doesn’t listen to Tate’s pleas. Destiny has already been decided for him and Adrian. Now they must follow the path.

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Swimming to Freedom by Robbie Michaels

Swimming to Freedom by Robbie Michaels

Brandon has always found solace in the water. It’s a place he can leave all his worries, life, and his father behind. When his dad takes notice at how well Brandon is at swimming he sells his company and becomes Brandon’s personal coach.

Brandon’s dad is rude, crude, vulgar, a homophobe, and just a down right horrible person. Brandon’s not allowed many luxuries in life as they’re seen as distractions. Things that will take him off his path to the Olympics.

Tyler is a swimmer for another school. The two bump into each other at a meet and share a common connection. Their relationship is a hard one to build and continue. It must remain a secret from Brandon’s father and the day he finds out is the day Brandon finds himself homeless, and shortly after living under a bridge.

Brandon must find the will to continue living, the strength to move forward, and enjoy the life he’s found.

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One by Brenda Murphy

One by Brenda Murphy

Mac makes the trip of a lifetime to Italy to see a live Formula One race. This was something her and her father had dreamed of, and when he died Mac decided it was now or never.

Lana was drawn to Mac the moment she saw her at the airport leaving the states and heading to Europe.

Mac is a woman of color, a military veteran with physical scars to show the world, and enough mental issues to fill up the baggage claim. She doesn’t understand why someone so poise like Lana would give her a second thought. From the moment Mac meets Lana nothing goes quite as planned. Both good and bad.

Mac tries to shake Lana, get her to see reason. Lana good do so much better, but Lana is an adult and needs Mac to understand that though she may lose her job with her father’s Formula One racing team; Lana believes Mac is worth that and more.

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Whisper by Tal Bauer

Whisper by Tal Bauer

*Warning* The use of the phrase “Towel Head” is used in this review to extenuate a feeling for one of characters. This represents a derogatory slur that has been put out there by the world and does NOT represent my feelings towards Arabs in any fashion.”

Kris Caldera worked in a forgotten office of the CIA. Then September 11, 2001 and now he’s become one of their most valuable assets; a young, Puerto Rican, gay man who never hid his true self from the white boy club aka CIA.

Once deployed overseas Kris meets David. At first he doesn’t understand David’s angle. Why is always around? So close? Almost protective? David has wall’s up that even Allah can’t see into let alone Kris. Until they start to crack, quake, and fall.

David and Kris travel all over the middle east in search of terrorists. To avenge those lives lost, create important allies, and try to not lose their lives while falling in love in the one place on earth that would kill them for it.

Eventually a plan is foiled and everything goes to hell quickly. Kris is the lone survivor of an attack and David is….gone.

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Bases Loaded by Sean Michael

Bases Loaded by Sean Michael

When seasoned baseball player Brett is injured he tries everything to be able to play one more year of ball. He’s so close to retirement but he wants to do it on his terms, not because of some injury. After conventional treatment fails the teams sends him away from the city and to the south for some unconventional methods. Brett and his boyfriend Benj pack up and temporarily move to the south.

Ralph and his cajun lover Jean run this hidden gem of a rehabilitation center. They’ve dealt with many different injuries, people, and their personas. Not quite sure they’re ready to handle the bear that is about to be dropped off at their door in the form of Brett with his poor boyfriend trailing behind.

Brett must figure out a way to follow his new regiment while still maintaining his true self, which is quite difficult. Becomes even harder after a turn of events leaves Brett in the hospital and Benj stepping up to the plate to show he’s strong and Brett said.

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Love by Number by DJ Jamison

Love by Number by DJ Jamison

Aiden is hobby obsessed when it comes to the statistics of baseball. Numbers are a constant and are one thing that never lets one down. He goes to as many games home and away as he can to watch in person and get the most accurate information.

Jesse is a laid back, go with the flow, sort of fellow. He goes to all the home games for the Kansas City Royals with his grandfather. He’s not obsessed with the game, but loves the together time with grandpa.

When Jesse accidentally hits Aiden’s car after a winning game leading the Royals to the world series Aiden is distraught. How’s he supposed to get to St. Louis to watch the first game of the World Series now? Jesse’s grandfather offer’s Aiden Jesse’s assistance.

With Aiden being so meticulous and everything timed out to the T and Jesse not so much the car ride to St. Louis turns out to be quite the adventure. They bond, create chemistry, and more.

When the numbers go south and Aiden doesn’t act like Jesse expects the two hit a road block and Aiden runs. Leaving Jesse alone.

Will the two be able to salvage what the built on the way to St. Louis? Or is the friendship ruined before it really had a chance to grow?

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Dragon’s Hoard by M.A. Church

Dragon’s Hoard by M.A. Church

Warwick is a dragon shifter who lent out a loan with a century long payback period to an alpha werewolf. When the time came to be re-paid the Alpha avoided Warwick so the dragon shifter decided to make his presence known.

Alpha Montgomery was celebrating his son Avery’s 100th birthday. The year Avery becomes a man. When Warwick barges into the festivities unannounced. The moment Avery sees Warwick he knows that’s his mate. Warwick, upon smelling the most delightful scent ever finds Avery’s eyes, locks on, and knows the same truth.

So when it comes time to talk about the defaulted loan Warwick comes up with a different plan; not seize all of Alpha Montgomery’s assets, some yes, but not all, and include Avery in the new deal.

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Ghost in the Mirror by Faith Gibson

Ghost in the Mirror by Faith Gibson

Samuel Dexter book #2.

Dex is starting to get the handle on being a medium with Cindy’s help. He’s getting things in order to get his P.I.’s license, and things are moving forward with Orlando, his boyfriend. Not smoothly, but forward.

Then their hometown is shaken by a series of killings. Orlando being a detective picks up the case. Dex and his partner pick up a missing person’s investigation that ends up having quite the similarities to Orlando’s case.

With Dex still being haunted from ghosts past, trying to communicate with ghosts present, and find this missing person, things at home are strained. Too many items might be in the air and Dex nor Orlando might be able to save them if/when they come crashing down.

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Dane by Faith Gibson

Dane by Faith Gibson

Dane is part of the Stone Society which means he’s a gargoyle. Dane though is a half breed; only recently changed due to being around his mate Marley.

Dane is now the Chief-of-Police for New Atlanta, replacing Kaya who mated with Rafael, the King of the Stone Society. Dane waited to mate with Marley until after a threat from Rafael’s uncle was diminished. Only after one threat was taken out in Greece, a new battle at home begins. Home field advantage may make no difference in this fight.

Dane has to make the decision to put all the cards on table and let Marley decide. Marley too has secrets though. After everything is shared between them, no more hiding, will the fates allow them to hold onto their bond forever and always.

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How to Love a Monster by Lyssa Dering

How to Love a Monster by Lyssa Dering

**This is a dark, horror, romance. This story entails twisted and kinky sexual acts.**

On Earth there are humans with special powers. Only these people are not treated with the luxury like The Justice League and The Avengers. The humans are hunted down by the government and given a mandatory surgery. Most die.

One particular human is Wish. His power is what he created comes to life. He creates a city that other special people can come and be safe. When he makes this city a creation from his past is given freedom to live freely as well, Fiend. Fiend is a monster. He loves the dark, relishes the shadows, and eats human brains.

Seraphim is another special human that wakes up and finds himself in a dark alley, far from the last remnants of reality he remembers. Once he crosses over into this realm Fiend knows it, and he wants Seraphim’s brain, but first, he desires to play with his food.

It’s not a love at first site for either Seraphim or Fiend but rather a mutual need for the other that grows quickly as they begin to truly understand the other until Seraphim starts to get encrypted clues. And where is Wish? This is after all Wish City.

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