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5 Stars for The Green’s Hill Novellas by Amy Lane #MM #Paranormal @AmyMacLane

CoverTitle: The Green’s Hill Novellas
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (DSP)
Publication Date & Length: June 14, 2016 – 220 pgs

Synopsis

Welcome to Green’s Hill, a small, secret collective of the fey, furry, and undead, existing unnoticed in the California foothills for over a hundred and fifty years. Whether your passion is exotic were-animals, angels, elves, or vampires, you can find them here—although things are changing on the hill.

Bound by love and honor, Cory, Green, and Adrian work to give their followers a home—but they have no idea that the effects of their true love will spread like ripples in a pond.

Be prepared for the unexpected, and ready for enchantment—you never know who will be awakened to the romantic possibilities of a vampire, a sorceress, or a pansexual elf who finds power in the force of love.

This anthology includes:

Litha’s Constant Whim
It is on Litha that Whim meets Charlie, and their vows to return next Litha and finish what they started launch a thirteen-year tradition of celebration.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2010.

I Love You Asshole!
It’s a good thing vampires live forever, because it might take Marcus that long to convince Phillip that gender lines are for the living.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, May 2011.

Guarding the Vampire’s Ghost
An accident of divine politics has put Adrian, a twice-dead vampire, in heaven and under the care of angels Shepherd and Jefischa.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2010.

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 FiveStars

Litha’s Constant Whim – This was a sweet story about true love and how it can stand the test of time and what it is like to sacrifice love for life. There is a lot that goes on in this story for it being a short story, but I absolutely adored the two men and the way they came together to be there for each other as friends then lovers then friends once more.
I Love You Asshole! – I have to say that while I don’t particularly care for the name of this story, I did like the story. I liked that we got to see that sometimes when you think your feelings are so clear, they might not be. The only way to know for sure someone knows how you feel is to tell them with words.
Guarding the Vampire’s Ghost – I have to say that I think this was my favorite story of the set… well, maybe second to Litha’s Constant Whim, but it was close. I loved that we got to see Adrian and Green together again. I loved that we got to see what it like for Adrian while his lovers continue living, but I also like seeing the two angels come to realize that they meant more to each other than friends and that sometimes it is worth falling to experience love and pleasure.
Renee

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4 Stars for Fahey’s Flaw (Kansas City Heat, #9) by Jenna Byrnes #MM #Cops

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Title: Fahey’s Flaw (Kansas City Heat #9)
Author Name & Publisher: Jenna Byrnes (Pride Publishing )
Publication Date & Length: January 5th 2016- 115 pages

Synopsis

Can KCPD detectives keep the latest designer drug off the streets and out of the hands of teenagers?

There’s a new drug of choice in town, and the detectives of the KCPD Vice Department are working fast to keep it away from unsuspecting students looking for a cheap high. Detective Wynn Fahey’s son, Connor, is thirteen going on thirty. His recent announcement that he’s gay causes concern for his mother and her new husband, and the parents of the boy he’s been caught in a compromising position with.

Wynn struggles to help his son adjust, not having gone through the same issues since he didn’t come out until he was divorced with a child. When the new five dollar Insanity drug invades Con’s school, the boy is forced to grow up faster than his parents would have liked. Will the love and support of handsome English teacher Reilly O’Keefe be enough to sustain Wynn and Connor, or are they in too deep to scrabble their way out of danger?

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FourStars

Book nine in this series was a good read and I like that Jenna took it a little further by bringing in a teacher as a main character and not mention Fahey’s son as a supporting character.

With the new drug going around Con’s school this leads to Fahey meeting Reilly. Reilly is one on Con’s teacher and helps how he can to take down those individuals that are distributing drugs at the school.

Fahey and Reilly come together under not so great circumstances with the drug problem but their chemistry is off the charts.

I also like how Con was honest about his own sexuality and that Fahey would do whatever necessary to help his son to deal with the outcome.

Great read!!

Tosha

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5 Stars for Rainey’s Release (Kansas City Heat #6) by Jenna Byrnes @pridepublishing #MM

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Title: Rainey’s Release (Kansas City Heat #6)
Author Name: Jenna Byrnes
Publication Date & Length: March 27th 2015 — 92 Pages

Synopsis

This is book six in the Kansas City Heat series, see the full series listing here

A madman targets gay drug addicts. Can the KCPD track down the latest serial killer before more blood is shed?

Detective William Rainey is the newest man assigned to the KCPD’s Homicide Division, having just relocated from St. Louis with his life partner, Joshua Wolf. When a murder with the same MO as several St. Louis crimes takes place, the similarities are hard to ignore. The investigation turns personal and soon hits close to home. A suspect comes to light and Will finds himself in a battle to solve the most important case of his life. Enlisting the help of Detectives James Dixon and Nick Peyton is tricky when the men don’t feel like they know him yet. Can he earn their trust before it’s too late?

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Book six has to be the best thus far.

Rainey is the new detective in town so he is not the most established with such a tight knit group of people and to be thrown into an investigation around the murder of gays and addicts does not make his newness any better. He has not earned the trust of his team yet but as time goes on they realize that he is good at his job and takes it seriously. Almost so much so that he gets close to ruining the other important part of his life with Josh his long term partner.

Rainey and Josh have a strong relationship when Rainey moves to the KCPD and even though they have a few issues they become a stronger couple as the book goes on. The love they share is the true kind of love and it is hot inside of and outside of the bedroom.

Another great read.

Tosha

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4 Stars for Gage’s Gift (Kansas City Heat #5) by Jenna Byrnes #MM #Police @PridePublishing

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Title: Gage’s Gift (Kansas City Heat #5)
Author Name: Jenna Byrnes
Publication Date: March 27, 2015

Synopsis

A child is snatched from her home, the one place she should feel safe. Will the KCPD find her before something more sinister happens?

Detective DeMarcus Gage of the KCPD Missing Persons Unit knows that most child abductions are perpetrated by family members or persons known to the child. True ‘stranger’ abductions are rare—and taken very seriously by the police. When eight year old Leticia Braden disappears from her front yard the family is ruled out as suspects but actual leads are few.

Her traumatized parents need all the support they can get, and designate Leticia’s uncle Jack Braden to be their liaison with detectives. When he meets Jack, Gage struggles to keep his mind on the case. The two men share an immediate case of lust, which they fight to keep under control for more reasons than one. Jack’s not out of the closet, and Gage isn’t keen about sneaking around. A relationship beckons, but finding Leticia is their first priority. And as every cop knows, time is not on their side.

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FourStars

This was anothe good quick read in the Kansas City Heat series. Being book five I am glad that Jenna is keeping with the thyme of the last books and bringing in yet another mystery. This time around is a kidnapping of an 8 year old girl.

Gage is the one on the case to find this little girl and as everyone knows time is of the essence when it comes to an kidnapping.

Jack is the little girls uncle and the family liaison for the family with the police. There is a definite attraction between both men but finding the little girl is important and on top of Gage’s priority list. Even still the men end up together.

The only problem is that Jack is firmly in the closet and Gage is not having any kind of part of that.

I love to read a book where one is in the closest and the other is in the open because it bring anguish to the relationship and does not leave the book so predictable as too how the outcome of the fall out will occur.

Tosha

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4 Stars for Peyton’s Pursuit (Kansas City Heat #2) by Jenna Byrnes #MM #Romance @PridePublishing

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Title: Peyton’s Pursuit (Kansas City Heat #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Jenna Byrnes (Kansas City Heat #2)
Publication Date & Length: Sept 9, 2014 – 101 Pages

Synopsis

A home invasion leaves one man dead. Can the KCPD track down the killer before anyone else is murdered?

Detective Nick Peyton lands a homicide case involving stolen property. He finds himself with the tedious task of visiting pawn shops, showing photos of jewellery and other missing items. When he meets store owner Rob Hewlett, Nick suddenly feels like this is the best job he’s ever had.

Nick and Rob share an immediate attraction and act on it without much thought. With his mind on other things, Nick exchanges only the most basic information with the hot stud who has captivated his heart and soul. He soon comes to realise how little they know about each other and that, sometimes, secrets can be deadly.

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This is the second book in the Kansas City Heat series and I did enjoy it. It is a good series and I think many will think so.

I loved Nick and I love the connection that he has with Rob and the element of mystery to the book with the home invasion and looking for stolen goods. I also like the element of one of the main characters having secrets from the other because that puts more of a spin on things when one of the main characters second guesses the other because of not knowing them as well as they should.

What I would have liked to see in this book in the series is that there would have been more of a challenge in the two men getting together because if each book has the main characters falling in love almost instantly then it is going to make the books to predictable to want to read.

Other then that this is another good book to the series and I look forward to seeing how the next book will turn out.

Tosha

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5 Stars for Darkness Eternal (Refuge Inc. #5) by Leslie Lee Sanders #MM #Romance @LeslieLSanders

CoverTitle: Darkness Eternal (Refuge Inc. #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Leslie Lee Sanders (LLS Books)
Publication Date & Length: March 1, 2016 – 165 pgs

Synopsis

As above, so below, except when referring to the underground Refuge Inc. compound.

A century after an asteroid impact and merely fifteen years after a second collision that turned the world into a noxious wasteland, Cadet Connor Nichols and other Refuge facility residents are making the most of their spherical underground utopia they call home.

But when a breach threatens to poison the occupants with toxic air, Connor is forced to make life-altering decisions in an attempt to save lives and his only home. With help from best friend and training partner, Vince Moore, he’s reminded that good leadership requires responsibility.

His struggle intensifies as everything he knows about the facility, the leaders, and himself becomes twisted, distorted, and turned into the unimaginable when his efforts exposes shocking secrets that threaten their future.

*A standalone in the Refuge Inc. series

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I have to say I didn’t even realize this story was in a series until I sat down to write my review. It was a very good stand alone story that didn’t feel like anything was left out without having read the other books in the series.
This is a world that is after Earth as we know it has been destroyed. I absolutely loved the world that the author created. It was believable and intriguing.
The relationship between the two main characters was touching. They had a romance that was exploitative in their youth, but stopped however, their friendship was able to continue to thrive until Connor can’t hold it in anymore. While I normally don’t care for the tease of two characters never actually getting down to the dirty.. this actually worked and I liked that they were so tentative with each other and taking each step deeper into their relationship.
The drama that we get from the story come from the facility itself and the leadership within. While I wouldn’t have minded more information about how things came to be the way they were, it wasn’t hard to go with the story as it was written. I thought it was extremely creative the way the ‘bad guys’ were handled.
In the end I want to go back and start with the first book since this story was so well written.
Renee

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5 Stars for Shirt (Ryan & Scott #1) by Amy Lane #MM #Romance @amymaclane

CoverTitle: Shirt (Ryan & Scott #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 18, 2016 – 30 pgs

Synopsis

After a meet-cute in a bathroom and a whirlwind courtship, Ryan is ready to introduce Scotty to his parents. But a misunderstanding and some stubborn cuff buttons tangle Ryan up in an oxford shirt at a really inopportune time. Can Scotty take this opportunity to teach Ryan one or two more lessons about falling in love?

Previously published in the Curious: A Woman’s Introduction to Gay Romance anthology by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

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This was a quick little story by Amy Lane that was sweet and sexy and has a super hot scene that includes… a shirt.
I loved how the story starts where they are together and reflects back upon their early days and how they came to be together.
This is most definitely the light fluffy Amy Lane, not the dark, angsty one. But as usual even for as short as the story was and the fact that I’m not normally a fan of sweet romance, it was well written and sucked me in like only Amy Lane can do.
Renee

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