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5 star and TWO 4.5 Star Reviews for Deathscape by Adrian J. Smith @AdrianAJSmith @LT3Press #Paranormalromance #erotica #FF

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Title: Deathcsape
Author Name & Publisher: Adrian J. Smith (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 6, 2016 — 12,000 words

Synopsis

Standing in the center of a storm, waiting for lightning to strike has always been one of CL’s favorite moments: the anticipation, the buildup for the moment for when the downpour begins.

This time is different. In the midst of a storm, a mysterious woman keeps appearing at her cottage, watching CL before disappearing. At first, the woman seems like lonely imaginings, but as the storm and CL’s interest in her strengthen, CL realizes that’s far too easy an explanation.

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FourandHalfStars

This was an excellent story. I totally didn’t see some of the twists coming, which made them really effective for me. I liked the connection and entanglement with the storm, which made the setting a bit eerie. I liked the chemistry the two women had together. They seemed really hot together. Two reasons this wasn’t quite a 5 star for me. One, in some ways the story is too short. It’s hard to write a short story that doesn’t leave the reader wanting more. It’s a balance, one that Smith seems to get mostly right. That is, the story is complete, but there’s still that desire for a bit more. Two, this author frustrates me with her short stories by leaving me with unanswered, and unanswerable, questions at the end. Not sure I can list those questions here without giving away spoilers, but suffice it to say, I have questions about some of the whys, and some of the what nexts, and possibly even some of the but ifs.

In all, definitely an entertaining read. I liked the sizzle, but also the setting and the mystery.

~AmyP

FourandHalfStars

CL keeps seeing a beautiful woman with amazing green eyes. She appears when there is a storm then disappears just as quickly. They kiss and go together to another place, the in-between, where they both feel an strong attraction and need to be together. They seem to be entwined somehow but CL cannot work out why. The story of how both came to be in this place and their growing feeling for each other is the basis for this lovely short tale. I loved all of the imagery, the wonderfully descriptive language. The two women needed each other and their need grew ever stronger , culminating in a beautifully written love scene. At times heart-wrenching but beautifully romantic.

~Kitty Kat

FiveStars

A short novel with an ethereal quality. Original, spicy and full of eloquent and colourful narrative and descriptions.
A very eerie essence from the opening sequence, that begins with noise and confusion and quickly transcends into peace and calm, with the storm being the equalizing factor.
I found the way the author described not only the sounds and the surrounding colours,  but  also the smells, gave the whole novel an almost intangible feel to it.
The only thing that appeared to be actual was the two women’s awareness and affection for each other.
A great and interesting read that successfully incorporated the ghostly with an erotic undertone. A concise novel but one definitely not to be missed.
~Chris

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THREE 5 and 4 Stars for Spook Squad (PsyCop #7) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #Paranormal

1.5

Title: Spook Squad (PsyCop #7)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: August 30, 2013 – 321 pgs

Synopsis

Everyone enjoys peace and tranquility, and Victor Bayne is no exception. He goes to great lengths to maintain a harmonious home with his partner, Jacob. Although the cannery is huge, it’s grown difficult to avoid the elephant in the room…the elephant with the letters FPMP scrawled on its hide.

Once Jacob surrendered his PsyCop badge, he infiltrated the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. In his typical restrained fashion, he hasn’t been sharing much about what he actually does behind its vigilantly guarded doors. And true to form, Vic hasn’t asked. In fact, he would prefer not to think about the FPMP at all, since he’s owed Director Dreyfuss an exorcism since their private flight to PsyTrain.

While Vic has successfully avoided FPMP entanglement for several months, now his debt has finally come due.

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FiveStars

This story helped me love the series again.  While the previous book was less than my favorite, this one was great!  I loved the new changes that the characters had to wade through, the mystery was ever present and with the new powers they all are facing, each will have to rely on people they normally would not rely on.
Dr. Chance’s presence was great!  I loved what she gave to the story.  It was with this aspect of the mystery that I was most taken by.  Then you have the secrecy of Con – can he really be trusted or is he just using Vic?
Then you have the introduction of Con and his people – more so than in the previous story and I liked that new characters were introduced.
Finally, you have more in the way of seeing Crash’s perspective on life and his issues come more to light – Lisa is still a slight conundrum, as I don’t know if she’s really invested in her friendship with Vic or is that just within her comfort zone?
There were a lot of questions that came through for me during this story – but I can’t wait to see where everything shakes out.
AvidReader

FiveStarsThis book was such a awesome addition to this series!

With this book we get more of Victor which I loved and of course his inner monologue which was at times so funny but also helped me learn more about him too.

Then there was Jacob which was good also, I have to admit I love his character too. He is in a different job now so while trying to work on a case he is also trying to protect Victor from those who would do him harm.
There was a lot of action in this book and some steam which was so very hot! I have to say I love the way this author writes the steamy scenes in this series. There always so very hot!
You see a lot of the characters from the previous books in this series too which was also very good.
There was just so much going on in this book between Victor trying to exercise a ghost that is evil and trying to figure out who around himself he could really trust. I have to say this has been one of my favorite M/M series! Every book in this series has been so good and has had me on the edge of my seat hoping for the best for these characters. Also Victor and Jacob can I just say how much I really love them together and how I love the way this author wrote these characters.

So I will leave this review with I really loved this book and I hope this is not the last we will see of Victor and Jacob! 🙂

I would 100% recommend this series!

~Kara
FiveStars
Another awesome and twisted book by Jordan Castillo Price. There were a lot of unpredictable surprised that kept me flying through the pages of this book. More of my two favorite men doing their thing.
I really loved how we learned more about all the characters we’ve met in all of the previous books. It was a perfect conclusion to the series, even if I was sad to see it come.
All the previous question were so perfectly answered and closed the series in such a nice way that it left me wanting more.
I’ll still say this is absolutely my favorite series with my favorite characters.
Renee

FourStars

4 Spooky Stars!
I feel like I want to say I am verklempt over this book. Siiigh.
When I have finished the previous books I am usually jubilant, not Sound of Music singing in the hills jubilant, more of the pervy jubilant. Like I got a glimpse into a sacred, intense relationship that made all my bits siiiiiing. This story, not so much. Not that I am disappointed but just kind of a bit, sort of… let down. I still love Jordan Castillo Price, don’t get me wrong. But I felt a lot of parts dragged and I felt a bit left out of Vic and Jacob’s relationship. I guess the first book kind of exploded my senses when it came to this relationship and I have pretty much gotten a good dose of their intensity (or the equivalency in word porn to satisfy my appetite for this sexy duo).
I still think Jordan Castillo Price possesses an imagination that is beyond impressive. The storyline that she enraptures us with is intricate and intriguing and continually growing. This paranormal world is envious and one you sometimes wish you were part of, and then other times you are very glad you aren’t in their world!!!! haha
I would read more in this series!!! I hope we get more in this series!!
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads.
Reviewer: Kimberley

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TWO 5, 4 and 3 Stars for In The Dark (PsyCop #6.1) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #Paranormal

1.5

Title: In The Dark (PsyCop #6.1)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: October 30, 2012 – 26 pgs

Synopsis

Halloween is fun…at least, it’s supposed to be. Costumes, candy, trick-or-treat, even jaded Victor Bayne can get behind those sorts of antics. Too bad this year’s Halloween is a grownup event. Not only must Vic don a suit and endure a disco-obsessed DJ, he has to mingle with friends of Jacob’s he would much rather ignore.

Vic thinks he has the party’s host all figured out–but as he so often realizes, once he looks beneath the surface, things are seldom what they seem.

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ThreeStar

This was a strange read for me.  I was not sure if we were meant to sympathize with Keith or Vic.  While I know that Vic hates to be social, it was just a quick back alley repeater, an impromptu exorcism and some internal forgiveness.
I can only speculate that we were meant to know more about the relationship that Keith and Jacob had and this was helping us to see back in to their relationship and why, perhaps, Keith is the way he is.
AvidReader

FiveStars  This was a super short story but awesome look into Victor and Jacob around friends at a Halloween party.

I have to say this is one my favorite M/M series and to get little snippets of their everyday life together is just awesome!

This time yes there is a ghost Victor must deal with but also being around people who he is unsure of or feels like they hate him. So you get to see how he deals with that kind of situation too.

All together I loved this short story!
I would definitely recommend this series!

Kara

FourStars

4 “a short interesting glimpse into ghouls and ghosts and … things that go bump in the night and aren’t necessarily dead” STARS!!!!!
This was a quickie…. and not necessarily the dirty kind.
I think that these shorties in between full-length stories are like something Jordan Castillo Price needs to get out and give us.. yes, us, the hungry ones, devouring every word about Vic and Jacob.
So, thank you Jordan Castillo Price for the words… and world that has Vic and Jacob in it!!!
I’m still fully enraptured by this series. Can’t wait to read more!
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads.
Kimberley
FiveStars
I really enjoyed this little snippet from my favorite male characters.
This is just a little snippet of what every day life is like for them
and it was really wonderful to watch as Vic tries to fit into Jacob’s
life. Plus we got a little paranormal activity and got to see Vic
relate to someone from Jacob’s past.

Just like all the other stories, we really get to see the snarky and
hilarious side of Vic while watching the oh so sexy Jacob do his thing
as well.

I just love the way Jordan Castillo Price writes her characters.

Renee

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5 Stars for Bound, Vol. 1 (Little Goddess #3 Vol. 1) by Amy Lane #M/M/F #Paranormal @amylane

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Title: Bound, Vol.1 (Little Goddess #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (DSP Publications)
Publication Date & Length: November 10th 2015- 300 pages

Synopsis

Humans have the option of separation, divorce, and heartbreak. For Corinne Carol-Anne Kirkpatrick, sorceress and queen of the vampires, the choices are limited to love or death. Now that she is back at Green’s Hill and assuming her duties as leader, her life is, at best, complicated. Bracken and Nicky are competing for her affections, Green is away taking care of his people, and a new supernatural enemy is threatening the sanctity of all she has come to love. Throw in a family reunion gone bad, a supernatural psychiatrist, and a killer physics class, and Cory’s life isn’t just complex, it’s psychotic.

Cory needs to get her act and her identity together, and soon, because the enemy she and her lovers are facing is a nightmare that doesn’t just kill people, it unmakes them. If she doesn’t figure out who she is and what her place is on Green’s Hill, it’s not just her life on the line. She knows from hard experience that the only thing worse than facing death is facing the death of someone she loves.

Loving people is easy-living with them is what takes the real work, and it’s even harder if you’re bound.

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FiveStars

Oooh.. the Hollow Man.. We really get to see in this story that Cory
is learning her place in Green’s world and learning how to use her
powers to protect her people and herself.

There is many things that go on in this story, just like the other
volumes, but this one is aimed mostly about the presence of the hollow
man who is causing issues and appears to be sucking the life out of
the fey.

Green is away so Cory get’s to know Bracken and Nicky a little better
and once Nicky leaves she gets to have some private time truly alone
with Bracken (and the others in the hill) but without any other of her
lovers around.  Then we get the sweet and wonderful reunion when Green
finally gets home and has his love in his arms.

I can’t wait to find out where Nicky is going to end up really fitting
in since he seems to sort of float lost between everyone else so far.

While the last two books brought Bracken into the mix, I really loved
him in this book and can’t wait to find out how he helps defeat the
new enemy…. and how Grace handles the surprise in her life… as
well as what is going on with Renny and her beau.. So much I need to
know!!!

Renee

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TWO 5, 4 and 3.5 Stars for The Stroke of Midnight (PsyCop #3.1) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #Paranormal

1.5

Title: The Stroke of Midnight (PsyCop #3.1)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: December 25, 2009 – 7 pgs

Synopsis

Jacob Marks has noticed that crimes are committed whether or not he happens to have a social engagement on the agenda. Date another PsyCop, and the likelihood of having a successful night out are cut in half.

Of course Jacob feels sorry for the poor sap in the Fifth Precinct who’s been shot. But did he have to go and get himself offed on New Year’s Eve?

Free, through the author’s website.

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FiveStars

I have loved this series since the first word passed by my brain. Jordan Castillo Price has captivated my attention and my heart. In this short but just as exquisite instalment in the PsyCop series we get Jacob’s POV!!!!! I enjoy Vic’s POV but it is nice to “hear” from his brooding, sexy partner!
The chemistry and sensuality between Jacob and Vic is delicious and I devour every word.
I can’t wait to read more!!!
Kimberly
FiveStars

Loved this short story!

I can’t say how much I love reading the stories in Jacob’s POV and see more of Jacob and Victor together!

This story was about Victor getting called into work and Jacob going to a party on his own with his friends. I will not go much more into it because this is a short story and I do not want to give any of this away.

So I will leave this review with I loved this short story!
I would recommend this series!

Kara
ThreeandHalfStarsThis was sweet.  That pretty much sums these 10 pages up.  A quick look in to the midnight kiss.  I don’t know if these are really adding to the story for me, but they are nice to get a glimpse in to their lives.  I always like these characters.
~AvidReader
fourstars
Normally I love every little insight we get into Jacob and Vic’s
relationship, but this one we didn’t really get to see them together
much so we didn’t get to really feel their chemistry as much as we
normally do so I felt a bit left down. However, I did like that we got
to see a bit of what Jacob’s life is like around his friends without
Vic.This was a cute short little story that I gobbled up just like
everything else from Jordan Castillo Price.Renee

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5 Stars for Wounded, Vol. 1 (Little Goddess #2 Vol. 1) by Amy Lane #M/M/F #Paranormal @amylane

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Title: Wounded Vol. 1 (Little Goddess #2 Vol.1)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (DSP Publications)
Publication Date & Length: June 23rd 2015- 200 pages

Synopsis

Cory fled the foothills to deal with the pain of losing Adrian, and Green watched her go. Separately, they could easily grieve themselves to death, but when an old enemy of Green’s brings them back together, they can no longer hide from their grief—or their love for each other.

But Cory’s grieving has cut her off from the emotional stability that’s the source of her power, and Green’s worry for her has left them both weak. Cory’s strength comes from love, and she finds that when she’s in the presence of Adrian’s best friend, Bracken, she feels stronger still.

But defeating their enemy is by no means a sure thing. As the attacks against Cory and her lovers keep coming, it becomes clear that their love might not be enough if they can’t heal each other—and themselves—from the wounds that almost killed them all.

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FiveStars

The farther I get into this story, the more I love Cory and the men
around her.. and the women too. In this part we get to see as Cory is
forced to grow up a bit and learn how to deal with the loss of her
love.

I absolutely love that every single person we meet in these books had
an important role and no one is just a fluff character. There is so
much that goes on in each book that it’s a constant on the edge of
your seat read.

I have such a hard time with this being the beginning of Amy Lane’s
work since I’ve loved so many of her more recent books, but this one
is SO good I feel like people will miss it because it isn’t a newer
book. Their loss completely. The characters are so complex and the
story is so intricately woven it’s simply amazing.

This is where I really started to fall in love with Bracken and all
that he is willing to do for Cory even though she didn’t see him
‘that’ way in the first book.

Renee

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FOUR 5 Stars for Memento: A PsyCop Short (PsyCop #6.2) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #Paranormal

1.5

Title: Memento: A PsyCop Short (PsyCop #6.2)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: November 13, 2015 – 21 pgs

Synopsis

Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what’s beneath the clothes matters most.

Do clothes make the man? Jacob Marks cuts an impressive figure in his tailored suits, but Victor Bayne is another story. Nowadays, Vic does his ghosthunting in off-the-rack blazers, polyester blend slacks and cop shoes with nonskid soles. But back before he was a PsyCop—or even officially psychic—he rocked combat boots and a beat up biker jacket…and lots and lots of punk T-shirts. When he finds a faded tee in the back of a drawer, he’s eager to lob it in the trash. Jacob, however, finds himself waxing sentimental about Vic’s younger, more carefree days.

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FiveStars

This was an intimate, sweet story with some very awesome chemistry.  I love reading from Jacob’s POV.  He is always so reserved and subtle when it comes to the actual novels, but in this short story, he is an open book.  The intimate feelings, the sighs that help the reader see between the sheets and the overall feeling of this short story was great.
I wish there were more chapters like this short story.
AvidReader

FiveStarsLoved this short story!

So with this story we get Jacob’s POV which I though was awesome. I have always wondered what he is thinking when I have read the previous books in this series and you definitely get the steamy thoughts he has of Vic with this story.
This story is more of a day in the life of these men and how sometimes it can be hard to let go of items that may hold good memories or are just something special to you.
Also this story was so very hot!!! So yes you get the steam in this story but you also get to see how much Jacob really cares for Vic.

I will leave this review with I really loved this short story!
I would definitely recommend this!

~Kara
FiveStars
**Audiobook Review**
This was an adorable… and hot short for my two favorite men. I love that we get to see a tiny bit of Jacob and Vic outside of crime and spirits and what their life is like when things are normal.
Plus, it was nice to get to see a bit of things from Jacob’s POV for once.
As usual, Gomez did a great job with the narrating too.
Renee
FiveStars

5 “Jacob” Stars!
I don’t know if I have said this in previous reviews, because I have read every book in this intense, sexy series (and loved every minute) but Jordan Castillo Price really has a way with her words. There are not many authors that could entice me and captivate me, this many books later, and still make me greedy for more. I am hooked to Vic and Jacob, and getting a little insight into Jacob at just the right time seems to amp up my interest. Victor has kept us smiling and intrigued but Jacob… the sexy, brooding partner and lover gets your motor purrrrring! I love being a voyeur in their relationship!
As long as their are books, I will keep reading this series!!!!!
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads.
Reviewer: Kimberley

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