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Snow Falling by Davidson King

Snow Falling by Davidson King

Snow is homeless. He left one bad situation for another but now he’s living on his terms. He’s out with his friend when he notices a kid being bullied and strong armed by two thugs. Snow then makes a deal with the devil to get the kid freed and to the police so he can be returned to his parents.

At the station Snow agrees to stay with Simon until he’s picked up. Only an entourage shows up to get Simon and won’t let Snow leave the station.

Christopher Manos is Simon’s uncle and also a mob boss. Once he knows that Snow wasn’t involved in Simon’s disappearance he feels obligated to Snow for helping his nephew. Soon feelings begin to develop as he witnesses Snow and Simon interacting.

Quickly war begins to brew between Christopher and another family and Snow is caught in the middle.

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Posted by Christina in LGBT Contemporary Romance, Reviews, 0 comments
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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Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP
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Posted by Christina in LBGT Paranormal, LBGT Review, Reviews, 0 comments
Birthquake by BL Berry

Birthquake by BL Berry

Birthquake is a rom-com where we follow Henley and Jeff as they embark on the journey of parenthood.

The story is written as though they’re journal entries of Henley’s from before conception all the way through post-birth.

All the ups and glorious downs that come with the swaying hormones, ridiculous parents, and the craziest of best friends.

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Posted by Christina in M/F Contemporary Romance, M/F Review, Reviews, 0 comments
The Hockey Player’s Heart by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

The Hockey Player’s Heart by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

Caleb Carter is a NHL hockey player for the NYC Rangers. He’s currently injured and leaves the city to get some R&R back in his home town. While back his sister Pam, who is the principal at a local elementary school, talks Caleb into helping out at the school carnival.

While setting up his space Caleb sees Aaron Price, his high school crush and Pam’s best friend. Last Caleb heard Aaron was living in LA. It seems he’s back and teaching at the school. Caleb thinks that while he’s in town this might be the opportunity to finally woo Aaron. Only Aaron is skittish and though agrees to go out as friends is holding himself back, but why.

As things progress Caleb wants more but Aaron stalls. Caleb comes up with a gesture grand enough for Hollywood to show Aaron that he is true to his word and wants nothing more than to settle down with him for the remainder of his days.

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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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Accidentally Wolf and His Perfect Wolf by Elle Boon

Accidentally Wolf and His Perfect Wolf by Elle Boon

**First I need to apologize to Elle Boon and all of you watchers and readers. I continually call the second book His Perfect Mate when in fact the name of the book is His Perfect Wolf.**

Accidentally Wolf (Mystic Wolves #1): Cora is a veterinarian who is on a run when she sees this helpless wolf cub caught in a trap. She frees him, carries him back to her clinic, and while she’s fixing him up he bites her. Shortly after she starts to feel ill. She leaves the clinic and goes to her apartment next door to take a shower, hears a commotion, runs back to her clinic in nothing but a towel, and there stands the most sexiest man she’s ever seen holding the wolf that she’s rescued and all she can think to do is climb him, lick him, bite him, and rut against him like an animal.

From here things only get better…..

His Perfect Wolf….

Niall is the alpha of the Mystic Wolves. He was mated once before to the mother of his son Nolan. (Nolan is the cub wolf who bit Cora) Emma, Niall’s mate, was it for him. He knows he must find a mother figure for Nolan, but this person will never get his heart.

Then he smells something sweet and perfect out in the woods. When he finds the broken body of a female at the bottom of a cliff he has to save her. Something compels him to do everything to get her to safety. The same warnings his gave his brother Zayne when it came to Cora he tries to remind himself but they quickly go out the window.

Alaina remembers nothing about herself after she’s rescued by Niall only that she knows she’s not fully human and he’s not either, but she keeps this information to herself.

Alaina’s past shows up to taunt her, Niall must face his past and decide his future, and Nolan falls in love.

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Posted by Christina in M/F Contemporary Romance, M/F Paranormal, M/F Review, Reviews, 0 comments
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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Protecting His Omega by Giovanna Reaves

Protecting His Omega by Giovanna Reaves

This is a non-shifter/Alpha-Beta-Omega/m-preg lite story

Phoenix Harcourt is the CEO of a multi-million dollar empire, a single father, and also an omega. Him being an omega has caused a lot of issues in his life. His parents kicked him out of his house after they realized he was an Omega and many at work don’t like the idea of him being in charge.

He’s worked hard. From being a kid on the streets to now CEO. He started to get idle threats but didn’t take them seriously until they targeted his daughter Jasmine.

Lucius Payne is a military veteran who now runs his own security company. He’s asked to come help out a colleagues friend. The moment Lucius steps foot inside of Phoenix’s house, their eyes meet, they deeply inhale, they both know: they’re mates. Phoenix takes the news rather hard. After his disastrous relationship with Jasmine’s father Corey, his accidental mate who died in the line of duty, Phoenix is hard to win over. Plus with someone bound and determined to take everything from Phoenix both men have a lot on their hands.

Can they mate and have a happily ever after? Or will they fall victim to the taunts?

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Unwrapping Daddy by Lisa Lace

Unwrapping Daddy by Lisa Lace

Zoe is an only child and her parent’s are now retired and constantly galavanting across the world. She’s very close to her best friend Laura and Laura’s kids, they even call her Aunt Zoe, but she’s never let herself feel apart of the family. She always holds herself back.

TJ is Laura’s brother. He had no ambition to follow in his father’s footsteps and the moment he could leave their small town and make something of himself he did just that; and more.

Zoe decides she’s ready to meet Mr. Right and joins a dating app. This is where she meets Tom. He’s smart, sophisticated, funny, and as a bonus, wealthy. They haven’t exchanged pictures of each other because they wanted to make sure their personalities worked together first.

Come the day of the big reveal Tom is in town after his sister begs him to come back for a visit. Plus now he gets to meet Zoe. Win-Win. When Zoe opens her apartment door looking all sorts of sexy she’s greeted by TJ, Laura’s obnoxious brother, not realizing that’s her Tom.

The road from there only gets more bumpy and hilarious as the two try to tread water and remember the connection they had through conversations over the app.

Something drastic occurs that must pull them together for the sake of Laura’s children. From here the true capability test begins.

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