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5 stars for Golden Dancer (Dangerous Dancers #1) by Tara Lain #MM #Menage

CoverTitle: Golden Dancer (Dangerous Dancers #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Tara Lain (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: April 12, 2016 – 181 pgs

Synopsis

A reporter and the thief he’s investigating both fall for a golden dancer forging a ménage of love and lies that could send one to prison and one to the morgue.

Mac MacAllister is obsessed; the online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing The Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves. But then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world.

When the mysterious Terrebone “collects” this beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?

 

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 FiveStarsI am just going to be completely honest here and say that at first for maybe the first chapter or two I did not think I was going to truly like this book. But I pushed ahead and by the time I got to the third chapter I was hooked and completely engrossed in this book.

This is a book that revolves around a man that thinks he is straight and is a reporter (Mac), a man who is out in the open gay and proud of it and a premier ballet dancer (Trelain), and a man that is a billionaire and possibly a thief (Daniel). These are three completely different men and somehow or another they just complete one another. They are all three the most unlikely pair but once they are all together it is as if the pieces to the puzzle finally click into place to make it a complete puzzle.

But among these the men there is also a huge mystery that Mac is trying to unravel but at the same time trying to decide if unraveling this mystery is worth maybe possibly losing the two men he has fallen in love with. Daniel is also in the dead center of this mystery because if Mac’s theory is correct then one of the men he has fallen for is a theif. Then their is Trelain, well he is just an innocent bystander all the way around and has no clue what either of the two men he is in love with is up.

This book was beautifully written. Tara Lain made this trio into such a beautiful love story. I am so glad that I kept reading it because this was an amazing story and I would have completely missed out if I had not finished reading it and gave up after the first couple of chapters. And to elaborate, the first couple of chapters was not bad it was basically background layout to what was to come. I just could not see the full picture at the time.

Tosha

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4 Star Review for Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1) by Nicole Colville @NikkieColville #MM #menage #MMM #firefighter #authorinterview

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Title: Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1)
Author Name: Nicole Colville
Publication Date & Length: March 27, 2015 — 317 pages

Synopsis

Police officer Milo and Fireman Daniel have been dating off and on for six years, but it always seems more off than on. Just when their relationship reaches breaking point, someone enters their lives, unknowingly helping the confused couple work through their differences.

Falling in love with the man Daniel rescued and who Milo is investigating as a potential arson suspect isn’t a conventional start to any relationship, especially one which includes a mysterious blond who’s afraid to stop running. But they both see what didn’t work out as a couple, could work out as a ménage.

Daniel and Milo unite to help save Samuel, but quickly realise he’s not the only one being saved.

With so many obstacles in their way threatening to destroy the future they desire, all three have to fight to create a bond too strong for anyone or anything to break.

Meet the first three men in my Manchester Ménage Collection.

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FourStarsDetective Milo and fireman Daniel have finally come to the heart-breaking conclusion that they just can’t make a relationship work, no matter how much they love each other.  But when Daniel rescues a beautiful young man from a fire, both men are instinctively pulled to Samuel.

 

With a dangerous mafia crew chasing him and a world of hurt behind him, Sam needs Milo and Daniel’s protection, not their lust or their dysfunctional relationship.   But slowly, the vulnerable, damaged young man brings order to Daniel’s chaos while gently softening Milo’s heart.  Daniel and Milo are brought closer together than ever, but they only work with Samuel in the middle.

 

Colvilles characters are complex, multi-faceted and infinitely loveable.  Who wouldn’t love a damaged, compassionate wall of muscle?  The sex is seriously hot and the contrast between the two burly alphas and the slight, delicate Samuel is beautiful.

 

I love the suspense Colville weaves around her characters.  The threat to Samuel becomes more real and more imminent as Milo unravels the truth of his situation.

 

This story is hot and full of suspense!

~Sarah

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Their mouths parted, Daniel moaning as Milo slipped his tongue inside him, teasing him with soft caresses until he plunged deeply into his mouth, fighting with Daniel’s tongue as their bodies began to grind together in that perfect dance. Both were so in tune to the other, both knowing just what to give to drive the other insane with desire.

“I need you, Danny. You can feel how much I need you.” Milo pressed the ridge of his swollen cock against Daniel’s, both groaning as their lengths rubbed against each other. “What I need, I can only get from you. You’re the only one on my mind. Even when I’m alone, you’re the one I see, who I hear with me, who I feel under me, over me, against me. It’s just you, Daniel. It has been for three years. There’s no one else.”

Daniel’s hands were in Milo’s hair, clinging onto him tightly and forcing their mouths to collide again, his hips raising up and crushing their cocks against each other. They were both breathing too fast, their bodies crying out for more when Milo lifted from Daniel’s swollen lips.

“You don’t have to lie to me.” Daniel moaned as Milo worked his hand over his cock, the sweatpants he wore tenting over his length.

“I’m not lying.”

Daniel’s eyes focused more on him, the truth finally seeping through that thick skull of his. “Milo…”

Milo fisted his hand tighter in Daniel’s hair. Seeing him like this turned him on too much. “Tell me what you want.”

Daniel paused, but his body rose up to Milo’s, begging for what it needed before he could say the words. “I need you inside me.” Continue reading

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TWO 4 stars for Hiatus by L.A. Witt #MMM #MM #Menage #Romance

CoverTitle: Hiatus
Author Name & Publisher: L.A. Witt (Samhain Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 19, 2016 – 244 pgs

Synopsis

Three’s a disaster when things come unraveled.

Rock star Nate Keller is on top of the world, but his headlining tour has one drawback. It keeps him away from his boyfriends, Theo and Cameron, for weeks at a time. Yet after four-and-a-half years—and a lot of hard work—the trio is still going strong.

But then Cam comes to visit with devastating news. After seventeen years together, he and Theo have agreed to a trial separation. Nate tries desperately to fix his lovers’ broken relationship, but there’s only so much he can do from the road.

At home, Cam tries to carry on, but feels like his whole life is spiraling out of control. Theo struggles to cope with the split as his depression worsens. They’re both spinning their wheels, quickly losing hope they can keep it together—and keep the man they both still love.

Desperate, Nate drops everything in a last-ditch attempt to pull their trio back together before they hit rock bottom. Except their love could already be shattered beyond repair.

Warning: Contains two men who must face how broken they are before they can fix their failing marriage, and the man who loves them both—but doesn’t know how to save them.

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 FourStarsThis story was a brutal emotional ride.  The emotional angst at the end of this long-term relationship is terribly raw, messy and ugly.  And while some of the miscommunication between Theo and Cameron was a little over the top, other parts of this story will feel uncomfortably realistic to anyone who has ever committed to a long-term relationship.  
I chose this book because of the blurb: “rock star”, “m/m/m” and “LA Witt” – this was always going to be an instant download for me.  A word of caution for readers with similar reading predilections – this is darker than anything I’ve read by LA Witt. Even the rock star’s life is made miserable by his warring lovers.  And as two of the three in the m/m/m are at each other’s throats, there isn’t much m/m/m to enjoy either.  It is difficult to connect with characters engaged in the nasty sniping and mudslinging at the end of a relationship, so I struggled to warm to either Cameron and Theo until the very end.  Nate’s brooding misery wasn’t terribly endearing either, making this a very difficult read at times.  
As always, LA Witt’s writing has emotional depth and the connections between her characters are compelling.  I found the ending to this story slightly implausible and the resolution too quick and far too simple for such a brutal tale of break-up woe.  But I didn’t – couldn’t – put this down and I appreciate the skill with which LA Witt makes her characters come alive, even when I don’t like some of her characters very much.

~Sarah

FourStarsThis book was very realistic and the problems that were dealt with felt very realistic. First let me say that this is not the first book I’ve read by this author and I felt it was honest and upfront about the problems faced not only in a triad but depression. This whole story was very unique and I loved how the author projected the characters. I had an immediate connection with Nate but found that Theo and Cameron it took a while to develop that connection. They was definitely drama in this story so be prepared if you choose to read it. This is the type of story; I feel that you need to be in a certain frame of mind to read. Luckily I was in that frame when I read this book.

~Lynn

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THREE 5 Star, THREE 3 Star, ONE 4 Star, and ONE 4.5 Star Reviews for Believing Blue (Manchester Menage Collection #3) by Nicole Colville #Menage #MM

CoverTitle: Believing Blue (Manchester Menage Collection #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Nicole Colville (Hidden Pleasures)
Publication Date & Length: April 20,. 2016 – 525 pgs

Synopsis

Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?

Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.

Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.

Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.

When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined.

**Blue is a standalone book, and although characters from previous books do make an appearance, it won’t spoil their stories if you choose to read them afterwards.**

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ThreeStar

Triggers: Death

OK, let me start by stating that I have not read the previous books in this series.

Next, let me say that if you’re in to really long stories that take about 45% to get in to the actual story, then this is your book.  However, it just wasn’t for me.  I had a very hard time connecting with the characters and really, the only one I enjoyed was Kellan.

You start out with this tragic event that is supposed to push two of the men together.  In reality, I thought that it was more of a barrier to them figuring out that they wanted each other.  There was this constant ghost between them.  And, while the writing wasn’t poor, it was incredibly slow.  I literally kept checking the status bar to find out if I had moved at all in the story.

Then you have Blue… Oh Blue.  Drama like the Kardashian’s could only dream up.  He was the most annoying character in this book for me.  Always with something to harp about, and although I know that for the most part it was a front for his own insecurities, it just became too much.

I did like how Colville split the men up in this story.  You were given a little bit at a time rather than the whole group of them.  However, again, when they came together, they just didn’t really gel for me.

Unfortunately, despite wanting to enjoy and like the characters in this story, I just couldn’t picture their story.

Tessa

ThreeStar

I was exciting to read this when I read the synopsis…and was sadly disappointed. I love MMM…and this one wasn’t very convincing at ALL. I think giving it 3 stars was generous of me, actually, but I liked the cover, I liked the beginning, and I give the author props for writing over 500 pages for this book. Too bad it was 300 pages too long in my HONEST opinion.
I really liked the plot, well the plot that was written in the description for this book, but I hate it when an author brings the 3rd partner in the relationship in the middle of the book and all 3 of them didn’t even realize they knew each other til like 80% of the book. Meaning there wasn’t a 3some til 80% of the book. I disliked that very much. I felt cheated. I almost gave up half way when I realized that the menage wasn’t going to happen any time soon and I was on like page 250.
All I got was Kellan and Valentino together, then not together. Characters from previous books taking over the pages and Blue’s annoying thoughts. I admit that I thought that Blue was cute at first…but after 525 pages, he got really annoying.
*sigh* This book did not need to be 525 pages. Why the heck was it that long? I don’t mind long books, but only if the story draws me in and this didn’t. I ain’t gonna lie, I skipped some pages after reaching 50% of the book cause I just wanted to get to the 3some already and even that disappointed me.
If the other books are like this one, I’m not reading them, sorry.
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 ThreeStar
Honestly, this book was way too long. I was skimming so much because it was just too wordy and at times didn’t hold my attention at all. I struggled to get to the 50% mark. The blurb just caught my attention and I had to read it. Unfortunately I should have just stuck with the blurb. I wanted to like it, I wanted to connect with the characters and fall in love with all of them and feel everything they did, it just didn’t happen for me with this book.
Angie
FourStars

This is a great addition to the Manchester Menage Collection. You get to see all the previous characters and how they are doing and actually wrap up a few of their loose ends while the story of these three men unfold. It’s great to get Blue’s story after falling a little in love with him from the previous story!

I don’t think you could find three so very different men and make it work like this story does. Kellan is solid and steady but self contained. Valentino is a beautiful artist who is suffering deeply. Blue is enigmatic, energetic and inside crushed by self doubt. Through tragedy Kellan and Valentino come together to struggle through the aftermath of true loss. I was unable to deny the absolute attraction these two have and it’s well written given what is happening in the story. It’s erotic and consuming but can’t block out the real problems that come from the devastation after such a tragedy. Blue with his outrageous personality and attitude makes for some great laughs even while I wanted to shake him sometimes during the story but being such a smart ass. But he really is the balm that Kellan and Valentino need. This story really is a marathon and not a sprint so it builds slowly to the pay off for these three men. While I would have loved a bit more at the end, the end really is endearing and shows how fate sometimes steps in and puts the right person in your life at the right time.

This story is a bit heartbreaking at points and yeah sometimes makes you want to scream. However it’s so well written you can’t put it down because you want to see these three men come together so badly and find some happiness and love.

~Jessica

FourandHalfStars

You will tear up, nod to agree, and definitely laugh with the humor that was set forth in this beautiful story about loss, hope, believing in yourself, finding love and to love again.
 
Valentino, completely broke my heart from the start through to the end. I truly felt that this story was about him than about Blue. I loved Blue and his constant manners. A lot of people in this world could learn a thing or two from him. And his humor and love of life…I laughed so much with him. Kellan was just a solid rock all around. These three men were so completely opposite yet were all the missing pieces in each other lives to become a whole.
 
Most of the story you learn about each one and how they come together. Kellan was the common link until the end, then you find out it was Blue. But to me, it will always be Tino who was my favorite. Tino was such a strong man. I felt every tear, every breath, every sorrow, every fear from him. I loved how these men came together to support and push each other. The love was real and deep.
 
This was a great addition to the Ménage Collection. This can be read as a standalone but worth reading them in order.
~Keri

FiveStars

I have found my next go to book. I cried. I laughed. I laughed until I cried. The story is based in England but it isn’t hard to follow along with the wording. There are many elements to this story that must be touched upon. I hope I remember them all.

As a police officer, Kellan is called upon to help when needed. He also volunteers for many extra shifts because he has no one at home waiting for him when he gets done with work. The weather has taken a drastic turn, bringing snow too quickly, causing the roads to become dangerous to be out on. He’s on his way back to town when he happens upon two officers from neighboring Manchester. They are stuck on the slick road so Kellan must help them push their car. As the three men are nearing a dangerous turn they spot a car that has crashed into the rocks. They work desperately for hours to free the driver. As the rescue team works to free Stuart, the driver, he talks to Kellan about his boyfriend Valentino. Sharing stories and secrets. Unfortunately, Stuart doesn’t survive his injuries and dies shortly after being rescued.

Valentino has lived the several years of his life through the eyes of Stuart. Never leaving the home that he and Stuart had come to share. When Kellan arrived on his doorstep, Valentino was terrified. He has been a loner for so long, he doesn’t know how to interact with anyone other than Stuart and the owner of the art gallery. His family disowned him when he was 15. He has pushed everyone else away. But, every chance Kellan gets he is banging on Valentino’s door, asking for acceptance into his life.

Blue. What can I say about Blue? He has such a strong spirit. A spirit that anyone could be jealous of. He has a supportive and loving family as well as friends. You can’t help but be his friend. You’re drawn to him when you walk into a room. Except for Kellan. Kellan can’t seem to get on Blue’s good side no matter what he does. Every time they meet its oil and water. Until Kellan has to rescue a very drunk Blue from a man who wants to rape him. The two men are able to set aside their differences and soon their relationship starts.

The three men are brought together when Blue is requested by Valentino to be his model. It is Blue who eventually brings Valentino and Kellan back together. And it is Blue who keeps the throuple together when all the dust has settled.

~Kris

FiveStars

For me, Blue, Kellan and Valentino are the most interesting characters in this series.  Kellen and Valentino meet through tragedy; Blue is Valentio’s muse and Kellen works with Blue’s friends.  The relationships are complicated and the men are wonderfully original.

 

The triad is well balanced here and it was easy to understand the balance created by the threesome that wouldn’t have existed for two of the men as a couple.  I enjoyed the lack of angst and drama in these relationships, though the tension between Blue and Kellan at the start felt a little exaggerated.  

 

Despite some incredibly heavy topics and some serious issues each man has to work through, this remains a fun, sexy story.  I challenge any reader to refrain from sobbing through the first thirty pages, but the grief and strain at the start of the story is tempered by hope and humour as the story progresses.  Once these men get to know each other, there is fantastic heat between all three.

 

My only reservation about the story is that I’m not sure the men’s ages worked for me completely.  Party boy Blue feels much younger than the other two, but he is only supposed to be a few years younger than Kellan.  In the same way, Valentino, mourning his life partner, felt considerably older than Kellan.  But all three men are supposedly in their early to mid twenties which didn’t quite fit for me.

 

This story linked in to the two previous stories more than the second one did and I enjoyed revisiting characters from earlier books.  This is such a great series and this third book is a wonderful addition.  

~Sarah

FiveStars

If you do not believe in fate, once you read this book maybe you will. This is a book about loss, about love, about acceptance, and about fate.

Kellan is a police officer and is straight. One night on a bad snow storm him and two other police officers come across a man that is a terrible vehicle accident, Stuart. Stuart knows he is not going to make it and Kellan will not leave his side. Stuart tells Kellan about his sole mate and the love of his life and tells Kellan to go to him and they will find love in each other.

Valentino is the man that Stuart was talking about and Valentino turns out to be exactly what Stuart said he was and so much more. Of course Valentino is heart broken and grieving. Even though he is heartbroken he and Kellan start to get closer and Kellan and start to fall for one another till Valentino pushes him away.

Kellan is heartbroken but respects his wishes and eventually starts to move on with Blue, but once all of them come together unintentionally sparks start to fly between the three of them and they decide to become a trio. But nothing that is easy is worth it and there are so many obstacles these three men have to overcome to start towards their happily ever after.

I truly enjoyed this book. I cried with these characters. I got mad about some of the things these characters went through in the past. I laughed with them and I routed for them.

Blue is my favorite of the three I think. He is the light for all of them. He is so full of life that is hard to not to be happy when you are around him. He is full of spunk and he takes no BS off of anyone. He is just him and it is a take it or leave it type of person.

Kellan is the one that hold them all together. He is the one that is caring, compassionate, and at some points the peace keeper. He is the voice of reason and he loves these two men unconditionally.

Valentino is the one that makes these two men realize that they are worth the love they are given. He shows these two men how beautiful they are both inside and out. He is also such a strong individual and just does not realize it.

I would highly recommend this book because it is so amazing.

Tosha

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Kellan gritted his teeth together and stood up. “I won’t leave you like this.”

“Get the hell out!!” Valentino gripped the base of his nose, rubbing it gruffly. His eyes snapped shut, but not quickly enough.

Kellan spotted the misty glimmer in them. Whether his tears were caused through sheer frustration or sadness, it didn’t matter. Kellan couldn’t leave. He’d have to be forced from the house by an armed response team. “No!” Kellan held his shoulders firmly. “I won’t leave you.”

“God-damn it, Kellan.” Valentino’s eyes flew open, and Kellan’s hands were thrust from him with a jerk. “You’re such a pain in the arse.” He leaned forward, almost hissing his words out against Kellan’s lips. “Why don’t you just leave me alone, huh? Why do you continue to push me when I don’t want it?”

Kellan’s body brushed against Valentino’s firm flesh, and he cursed himself for responding so quickly. “Don’t lie and say you don’t want me here when I know damn well what you want.” Kellan didn’t really know for sure, but there was a heat and need between them which couldn’t be ignored anymore. Valentino needed him, and Kellan was willing to hand over whatever he could to fulfil that need.

Valentino turned those teal green eyes on Kellan’s, a soft growl spilling from his lips.

“You’re a fucking tease! A tease, Kellan.”

Kellan was about to come back with a response, like how he had no idea he’d been teasing Valentino, but he was halted by two hands on either side of his head and Valentino’s mouth being forced against his. He stopped breathing, too stunned to act.

Valentino had his face clasped tightly to his, those full lips hitting Kellan’s hard and fast, his tongue licking and seeking entrance inside.

A white hot shot of lust spiked through his body and every thought other than being against this writhing, sexy man disappeared. Kellan grabbed hold of Valentino’s hips, rushing him up against the wall and taking ownership of his mouth with a grunt.

Valentino bit down on his lip causing Kellan to pull back. As soon as they separated, Valentino had the upper hand and was spinning him around, holding him against the wall and spreading his thighs open with his knee, rubbing up against the hard length of Kellan’s cock. Despite knowing he could easily restrain Valentino and take control back, he didn’t want to. He wanted this from him. “You know what I want?” Valentino breathed out through their kisses. “You want to give me what I need, Kellan?”

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PRE RELEASE: 5 stars for Three of a Kind by Sean Michael #MM #Menage #Erotic @PridePublishing

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Title: Three of a Kind
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: March 29, 2016 – 99 pages

Synopsis

What’s better than a pair? Three of a Kind of course!

Zane is about to give up by the time his truck breaks down in Arizona. All he has in the world is the truck, less than fifty bucks and more bruises than any one young man should have to bear. That’s when he meets buff giant Butch who takes Zane in, helping him get his life back together.

Problem is, Butch already has a lover, an artist named Randy. Or at least Zane thinks it’s a problem. Turns out, it’s not the kind of trouble Zane thinks it is when Butch and Randy both take a romantic interest in him.

Can Zane let go of his troubled past and let Butch and Randy teach him that love doesn’t have to hurt?

Publisher’s Note: This book has been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

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FiveStars

I just finished readin three of a kind and it is a story that breaks your heart but also makes you glad for hope and second chances. It is about three men that come together and find love between the three of them even though it was unexpected. Butch and Randy are already in a relationship and they are happy and do not feel as if they are lacking anything in their relationship then Zane comes along broken, beaten, and very few possessions to his name and walks into their lives and fits it perfectly. It was as if Zane has always been a part of their lives and he brings in more joy then they realized.

This is a book about an individual who was drugged, raped, beaten, then left with hardly any belongings. Instead of letting these things break him he starts to slowly rebuild his life with the help of Zane and Butch.

I think that Zane is just extremely sweet, caring, funny, and a heart of gold type of person and that is one of the things that Zane needs in his life. Then there is Butch and he is strong, caring, and capable of handling the bad and the good type of individual. These two out together was exactly what Zane needed which was broken, hurt, scared, and lonely. They gave him a place to call home….. With them being his home.

Another great book by Sean Michael.

~Tosha

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5 Star Review for The New Boy (Iron Eagle Gym #1) by Sean Michael #MM #BDSM @dreamspinners

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Title: The New Boy (Iron Eagle Gym #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 4, 2015 – 210 pgs

Synopsis

Lance Packet just got a contract to shoot an erotic BDSM deck of cards; the only problem is finding models. So far everyone he’s interviewed thinks he’s looking for sex for hire. Then in walk three perfect examples of men: Tide and his friends, Tyrone and Bran.

Tide Germaine is a model and a Dom. He and his best friend Tyrone opened The Iron Eagle Gym as a place for gay men in the lifestyle to work out, do scenes, and congregate with like-minded men. The modeling is just another job for Tide, but it soon turns into a grand seduction as Tide falls for the shy, self-conscious photographer. The problem is Lance doesn’t believe he’s in Tide’s league, and he’s not at all sure about the Dom and sub thing.

It’s not going to be easy, but Tide’s going to have to convince Lance he belongs at Tide’s side as both lover and sub.

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FiveStars

I read this book when it first came out and loved it then. I re-read this book recently because book two is coming out soon and I wanted to refresh the details in my mind.

Sean Michael did an amazing job of making this not only a steamy, hot between the sheets (or should I say without the sheets) book but also a love story. It is not easy to make a book both erotic and a sweet love story all in one but Sean accomplished that in this read.

I love how Lance was a shy photographer who was doing the BDSM photo shoot for a deck of playing cards but no matter how hard he tried to not think about the dark desires he was having about Tide he tried to stay professional through the whole thing. I also love that when Tide first met Lance he was able to see just how special Lance was and was willing to take things slowly to earn the trust first and foremost from Lance but also his love.

This was an amazing story and cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Look forward to seeing more of Lance and Tide in it hopefully.

Great job on a wonderful book.

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New Release: 4 Star and 4.5 Star Reviews for The Captain’s Men (Adrift) by T.J. Land #MMM #SciFi @NineStarPress

CoverTitle: The Captain’s Men (Adrift)
Author Name & Publisher: T.J. Land (NineStar Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 14, 2016 – Novella

Synopsis

The Prayer and her crew have been lost in space for four years. Thomas is lonely and homesick; Zachery is angry and mutinous; Rick is just terrified. And all of them are really in need of a fuck.

The only thing holding them together is their captain, an aloof, sharp-tongued man whose methods of keeping up morale are unconventional, but extremely effective. But now the captain has a choice to make: do they continue their fruitless search for a way home or try to start a new life in this strange galaxy?

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FourStars

I have to say this book turned out good. I was completely taken by surprise that I am looking forward to book two coming out.

This book is about a group of men and women (a captain and 12 crew members) who have been lost in space for four years. Surprisingly it takes them close to the four year mark for any of them to start hooking up. What starts out as he captain and Thomas hooking up turns into the captain hooking up with Zachary, and Rick also. He has his one on one time with each of the men until finally the anniversary of when they left earth they all come together as one huge group.

Then there is Echo who the captain confides in and occasionally kisses. Then add Antoine to the mix who has a past with the Captain that no one seems to know about I do believe that the next book is going to be explosive.

This book turned out to b more then I expected. Honestly I was not expecting a back story or story line to it but it had that and soooo soooo much more. I liked that there is some mystery left for the next book and that it did not end abruptly. I cannot wait to see how this series plays out and if they will all get together and make it work or if there will be jealousy amongst them.

Would def recommend this to others that are interested in a good read.

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FourandHalfStars

This is a very enjoyable story. It’s an amusing and sexy romp. It’s my first book by T.J. Land, but it won’t be my last. I’ve already cued up the second book in this series.

Considering that this is a fairly short read, T.J. Land manages to give compelling introductions to six characters. On the surface, this story could be seen as just a fun space harem fantasy. But it has surprising emotion and depth. It’s a story about a group of people who are lost and starving for hope, purpose and human connection.

I personally wish this installment went further into the story. I hope this series will one day be published as a compilation because I feel it would be more enjoyable read as a single story instead of broken into parts.

I wouldn’t recommend this as a stand-alone book. But I highly recommend it if you’d like to get invested in the series. I’m intrigued to find out more about the space exploration as well as the budding polyamorous relationship.

~Amanda

Excerpt

The captain isn’t wearing any shoes.

Thomas had developed a crick in his neck from craning his head back for glimpses. As luck would have it, his chair was positioned farthest from the captain’s because God hated Thomas and didn’t want him to have even one thing in his life that didn’t suck.

But Thomas didn’t care, not today, because he could see the captain’s feet. They were long, with high arches and short toes. His toenails were impeccable and even, as if he’d filed them with a ruler and a magnifying glass. Just below his left ankle, there was a scar, like an old burn, and Thomas wondered where it had come from. On the whole, they were much better-looking feet than should have belonged to anyone who’d spent the last four years of their life stranded in deep space, trapped on a ship with twelve crewmembers and one shower.

What made it even weirder was that this was the captain. Not quite a month ago, he’d raked Rick over the coals for arriving at his station without having shaved. If Rick, or any of them, had showed up without their shoes on, Thomas had little doubt the captain would have had them shot.

“Thomas!”

Thomas jumped and knocked over the mug of synthesised nutrients that were supposed to be his breakfast. Shit. Fuck. He’d been so focused on the captain’s feet he hadn’t noticed the captain’s head swivelling in his direction, like a periscope on a nuclear submarine.

“Yes, sir,” he said, swallowing.

Anyone who looked at the captain for long enough would eventually realise they were staring at one of the most handsome men they’d ever seen. However, if they only eyeballed him for a few seconds, the dominant impression would be one of severe austerity. With slightly sunken cheeks and a thin, prominent nose, the captain’s face was almost sinister in its sternness, particularly given that the expression most habitual to it was a dark scowl. He had a small, impeccably neat beard, more grey than black, and when you fucked up—and you would fuck up—he’d rest his chin in his palm and tilt his head in a way that made you feel like the worst human being alive.

Not only was he doing it right now, the captain was also giving Thomas that rare look he wore when he’d had to say someone’s name three times to get them to answer a question. Shit. “Tell me, Mister Meléndez; did you, by any chance, have a catastrophic aneurism before arriving at your post this morning?”

“Uh…no. No, sir, I did not.”

His liquid breakfast had now spread across his station and was beginning to drip onto the floor, each wet plink louder and more embarrassing than the last.

“Truly? Is there, then, some problem in your personal life you’re working through at the moment?”

“No, sir.”

“No, I didn’t think there would be. Because you don’t have a personal life; do you, Thomas? You barely have a life, in all but the most purely biological sense of the word.”

The captain had been born in Cairo—one of the only things anyone knew about him—and his first language was Arabic. When he was pissed, he got a bit of an accent, which Thomas thought was supposed to sound menacing, but it just sounded sexy. He shifted in his seat, hoping the captain wouldn’t notice how turned on he was.

Everyone had swivelled around to stare at him with either pity or amusement. Assholes. Like they hadn’t all been gawking at the captain’s feet right along with him a moment ago. Because, of course, no one had any real work to do. Every single screen on the deck was saying the same thing it had been saying for the last one thousand, four hundred, and fifty-three days, which amounted to a big, fat You’re all fucked, boys.

The captain was now leaning on his chair’s left arm, his chin still in his palm. “So what could be the problem, then? After all, no one else seems to be having any difficulty demonstrating a basic level of workplace competence. Let me consult the crew to make sure. Ricardo?”

“Yes, Captain?” said Rick, smirking like the little asshole he was.

“Are you finding your duties particularly onerous today?”

“No, Captain.”

“Excellent. Echo? What about you?”

Echo didn’t speak—whether he could speak was something none of them had yet figured out—so he replied with a languid headshake.

The captain sat back in his chair. “It seems the only person unable to avoid fucking up my morning is you, Thomas.”

Thomas hung his head. “I’m sorry, sir. Won’t happen again.”

“If I throw you out the airlock, it won’t,” agreed the captain. Not for the first time, Thomas reflected that the captain was sort of a massive prima donna. “Now that you’ve rejoined our ranks, would you be so good as to check whether we’ve had any communications in the last twelve hours?”

The captain, of course, knew what the answer to that would be. Thomas knew, without even looking.

Every single person in the room knew. But they still did this every single day, every single morning, because as long as they did, it meant they hadn’t completely given up. So, dutifully, Thomas turned to his screen, ran his fingers over it, and said, “There are no messages today, sir.”

Except, perhaps, some tiny stupid part of them was still intent on deluding itself, because as Thomas spoke, he watched disappointment flicker over every face in the room. Even his own shoulders had slumped just a fraction when he turned away from the screen.

The captain’s expression, of course, hadn’t changed one iota.

“Thank you, Thomas,” he said with a touch of sarcasm and then ordered Rick to read out his report on the status of their oxygen garden.

Consumed by embarrassment, Thomas forgot to wonder where the captain’s shoes had gone.

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