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3.5 Stars and 3 Stars for Freeing Pain: Annex (Freeing #1) by Lor Rose #MM #Shifter #ParanormalRomance @Lor_Rose9009 @GoIndiMarketing

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Title: Freeing Pain: Annex (Freeing #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Lor Rose (Thirteen Below Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 7, 2016 — 66 Pages

Synopsis

Jude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson.

Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, property. When Kash and others from the We Are One Foundation finally make a plan to rescue poor Sampson things go terribly wrong.

When Kash finally regains consciousness he awoke to a very handsome and naked man taking care of him. Kash felt a connection with the man he couldn’t explain. The man introduced himself as Maj and explained everything except for one small detail of his life: he was Sampson, a liger shifter.

Kash took the news considerably well except for one problem… that detail wasn’t so small, in fact, it could cost Kash his life.

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ThreeandHalfStars

Maj and Jude are a strange couple.  I didn’t really ever connect with this story until the very end.  It had intrigue, but it was just kind of a disconnected story for me.

First, you have Jude who is an animal lover.  He does everything in his power to save a liger who is being abused.  You learn all about Jude’s previous life – his abusive father and somewhat less than ideal childhood.  However, he has surrounded himself with his own hand picked family and after meeting Maj, the Liger and his mate, he’s just OK with leaving everything and everyone behind.  That seemed a little strange to me.

Then you have Maj.  He is a gentle man/creature but I felt that he was in and out of the story so frequently that I never was able to really pin down his character.

Overall, this was an interesting story.  It does include love, faith and the desire to fight for what you believe in.  While I didn’t love the story, it was well written and I would imagine a lot of readers would love it.

~AvidReader

ThreeStar

This book really through me for a loop. I enjoyed it because it was different from all the other paranormal books that I have read.

There was definitely questions that was left unanswered about certain parts of the book and things that I felt could have been explained more but overall it was a decent book.

There are definitely a lot of twist to this book that I did not see coming. I guess I would classify this as paranormal mystery.

It started out to be a pretty normal book as far as I would say but I guess about half way through it it changed to more of a fairy tale.

I enjoyed the main characters but at the same time they were kind of confusing. I am hoping this is a series that continues to make more sense as the books come out.

I will definitely read the next book in the series because as I said I was left with a lot of questions were this book was concerned. I am not going to elaborate because if I do it will end up being a major spoiler for the book.

I look forward to the next book especially since I am hoping some of my questions will answered.

Tosha

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This is dedicated to who? It ended how?

Most books contain a dedication, it isn’t a “have to,” but it’s commonly done. So far, just from what I’ve read, all the dedications are to parents, siblings, significant others, pets, things like that.

Well I did something a little differently. I dedicated Annex to myself. Why? Because I finally finished it. Authors deserve recognition for their work just as much as those who support and help them through the process.

I wanted recognition for what I had accomplished, damnit.

Although if Annex had ended the way I had originally intended I might not have wanted that recognition.

You see originally there wasn’t an epilogue. I can’t say more beyond that without revealing some spoilers but to those who have read it: wouldn’t you have just killed me? I mean start a mob and lynch me kill me? Dead author.

Originally the epilogue was to be the starting of book two, if there ever was a book two. After pondering on it a minute I decided most of my readers from book one wouldn’t hop onto book two with that ending. Besides, I’ve learned people don’t like cliffhangers where books are concerned. Come to think of it, neither do I.

If you’d like to learn more about Freeing Pain: Annex visit my website (www.LorRose.com) for my next stop on this tour.

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TWO 5 stars for A Year Less Three Days by Alyx J. Shaw & Mychael Black #MM #Romance #Paranormal

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Title: A Year Less Three Days
Author Name & Publisher: Alyx J. Shaw & Mychael Black (Samhain Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 31, 2016 — 133 Pages

Synopsis

Only love will save them…if it can survive the pits of the damned.

When Lias’s wife was kidnapped, all his skills as a woodsman couldn’t save her—or himself. Captured, sold repeatedly to different masters, Lias endures abuse, torture, and worse. By the time his latest master buys him, Lias is little more than an animal.

He is a creature of rage and hate, antagonizing his master at every turn, lashing out at his boundaries, waiting and watching for a chance to escape and return to his children—or die trying.

At times, Necromis, a knight of the Order of the White Bear, would like nothing more than to oblige his aggravating new charge, but one thing stays his deadly hand. Lias is his last hope. Long ago, Necromis made a deal with a demon named Bonecracker to gain fame, wealth, and respect.

But the day of reckoning is coming, and there’s only one way out of this bargain—capture the heart of a broken slave, or Necromis’s soul will forever belong to Bonecracker.

Warning: Mention of rape, violence.

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FiveStars

This book is nothing like I thought it would be and definitely did not turn out how I thought it would either. None the less it was a book full of magic, demons, curses, love that passed and new love that transpired. It was truely an intriguing read that I really enjoyed.

Necromis made a deal with a demon to save the man he loved from being a slave. But the demon tricked him and Sterling did not make it. To break the curse Necromis had to make a slave that was straight fall in love with him and the feat was not an easy one. But it did happen and Lias did eventually fall in love with him and broke the spell. But that is not where it ended and it was heart breaking what transpired.

At first I was not a fan of Necromis but the more I read of the book the more I realized that everything that Necromis did he did for the love that he had felt for Sterling and it may not have all played out the way he hoped but everything that happened to him led him to Lias and a love so strong that each of the two men was willing to sacrifice themselves for the other. There was a sacrifice but I will not say or spoil which man made the sacrifice nor will I say what the sacrifice was. I will say that I found myself crying and asking why it happened the way it did. But even with crying I still enjoyed this book and I still loved how this book played out. Alyx did an amazing job with this book. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

~Tosha

FiveStars

Lias is a broken man. A mere shell of the husband and father he once was. He has all but, had the life beaten out of him. As he comes to terms with the fact he may never see his children again, he is sold one last time to a new Master.

Necromis is damned by the devil. In the hopes of spending the rest of his life with his lover Sterling, Necromis is given status of a Knight by Bonecracker in exchange for something else. After the deal is made Sterling’s Master kills him to spite Necromis. Necromis is distraught with anger and guilt for not saving Sterling. To save his own life now he must save the life and earn the love of another man. Not just any man, a man who has only had feelings for women in the past.

Lias must learn to trust Necromis and understand that not all Masters are evil. And Necromis must show Lias that he can love a man just the same as loving a woman. And it just may be possible the relationship is better than either has ever experienced.

This is a fantasy story, so if that is not your cuppa this book is not for you. The book is well written and kept me hooked from beginning to end.

~Kris

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TWO 5 stars for The Visitor by Evey Brett @EveyBrett #MM #Paranormal #Mystery #Romance

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Title: The Visitor
Author Name & Publisher: Evey Brett (Lethe Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 24, 2016 — 24 Pages

Synopsis

When John finds himself wandering along a muddy road, he has no idea how he got there or why he’s covered in bruises. The only clue is the uniform identifying him as a footman from the nearby Rothingham Hall – and the mere thought of returning there terrifies him.

When the kindly Lotd Vanderley finds him, John is taken in and provided with a new position as well as comfort and safety. His wounds heal, all except for the bloody marks on his neck which refuse to mend. Then the nightmares come, allayed only by the tender, erotic comfort provided by an anonymous male visitor in the night.

Slowly, John begins to piece together his past, but once unsettling truths come to light, he must risk everything in order to end a legacy of fear and suffering – and to prove his loyalty to a man he’s forbidden to love.

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FiveStars

This is ashore story about a young man named John who has no clue where he came from or what happened to him. He is taken in by Lord Vanderley. That is when all the weird things he is frightened of from his dreams start becoming a reality that he never knew existed.

This book as I said is a short story that takes place back in the day when Lords of the manor where present and when homosexuality was not accepted and people was killed for it.

This short story is about the conflicting emotions one feels about being a man and being attracted to another man even though it is in a time that is unexpected. It is about that man being confused and scared but also excepting to those feelings and pleasures. But it also a short story about both good and bad vampires and the experience one can go through when encountering both the good and bad vampires. Last but not least, it is about excepting ones fate and the love that should not be for many reasons.

It is a quick read but it is a very interesting story. I found I was constantly trying to figure out what happened to John to cause him to not remember and I never came up with what actually happened until Evey was ready to reveal it in the story.

Very good short story with twist and turns.

~Tosha

FiveStars

A wonderful story was revealed in very few words. I enjoy books like this. They keep my imagination from going stagnant. You’ll find a lot of mystery, some romance, and a quite a bit of nail biting suspense.

After being rescued from the side of the road, found beaten and unable to remember anything, John is taken in by Lord Vanderley. He is given a Footman position while he heals from his injuries. Although he is grateful for the home and the kindness shown to him, John is haunted by his nightmares at all hours of the day as well as in his dreams. Until he is visited by someone during the night, who eases his nightmares and soothes him into restful sleep.

As time goes on John pieces together memories and snippets of his past. Certain smells and names bring unpleasant thoughts and the nightmares begin again. And just like the first time, the stranger returns to John’s bed in the middle of the night to ease his mind. When John is reconnected with his former owner, all the horrible memories of that night he was found by Lord Vanderley come rushing back. Including the unspeakable things John was forced to do because his former Master held a spell over him. John begs Lord Vanderley to forgive him, only to discover Lord Vanderley is hiding secrets of his own. Together they free John from his former demons and ignite their passion for each other.

I am shocked at how a book with so few pages could hold so much story line. The story was well written held my attention to the end.

~Kris

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5 stars for Loaded for Bear (Shifter Hardball #2) by Cheyenne Meadows #MM #Shifter #Paranormal @Dreamspinners

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Title: Loaded for Bear (Shifter Hardball #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Cheyenne Meadows (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 11, 2016 — 192 Pages

Synopsis

Polar bear shifter Graham Tundra can’t believe his bad luck. Not only is he traded to another baseball team midseason, but he’s also teamed up with Trigger Mallow: widely considered the best player in the game—but with the worst attitude.

Trigger is on the fence about Graham. As a grizzly bear shifter, he’s relieved to have another ursine on the team, even if they are different species. The problem is Trigger is in the middle of his natural mating season, and Graham looks too damn good to pass up.

What begins as friends with benefits shows potential to grow into a deeper connection. If only they can put aside their differences, learn to trust, listen to their feelings, and realize it’s more than just a bear thing.

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FiveStars

I enjoyed book one in this series because it was light hearted and funny to boot but I liked this one better because it was not given that these two men would come together and there were things that they had to work out.

Trigger could not have a more perfect name that is for sure because his personality has a short trigger and can go from not saying anything at all to biting someone’s head off in an instance. But regardless deep down Trigger has a soft side and when he lets that soft side out, watch out because he is going to blow you away. I think that a lot of Trigger’s problem is, he is lonely and has not connected without anyone on a personal level. He has friends and teammates but as far as someone he lets in his everyday life, he has not had that. I believe that Trigger was the perfect person and bear for Graham.

Graham is the exact opposite personality wise then Trigger. He is laid back, likes to be around others and he is a people pleaser. The thing is, if you get on his bad side he can be scary. But that is a rare thing. I don’t think Graham is comfortable with telling others his sexual preferences because his old team tormented him and left him not being so confident about being gay and out in baseball. But Trigger is able to break his tight lippedness about being gay and these two men connected on many different levels.

The old saying opposites attract is definitely the case in story because they are definitely opposite personality wise but they bring out the best in each other and they build the other up and their personal insecurities start to heal because of the other. They make each other stronger and give each other the confidence in different situations that they may have been secure in before meeting each other.

This was an amazing read and cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out and see what this team gets up to next.

~Tosha

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NEW RELEASE: Druid’s Lodge by Kelly Clemmons #MM #Paranormal @Dreamspinners

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Title: Druid’s Lodge
Author Name & Publisher: Kelly Clemmons (Dreamspinner Pres)
Publication Date & Length: May 2, 2016 — 214 Pages

Synopsis

What lurks in Dartmoor?

After his father’s death, Finn Darcy returns to his ancestral home to become chief of his werecat clan. The mysterious Druids Lodge lies nestled in the shadows of Dartmoor National Park, where the legendary Beast of Dartmoor, a large panther, roams the woods and moors.

Finn cannot take his place as the head of the clan before he claims his mate, Luke Devlin, the one he marked while when they were children. Feeling he was deceived at the start of their relationship, Luke refuses to accept his fate. He bides his time, determined to escape when the opportunity presents itself, before Finn’s jealous and possessive dual nature destroys everything they have left.

But then werecats and their mates start disappearing, and Finn is adamant his mate must be protected at all costs. Events take a grim turn when Finn is abducted and forced to fight for his life. Luke must choose between his chance at freedom or saving Finn.

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ONE 5 star and TWO 4 star reviews for Necromantia by Sheri Lewis Wohl @sherilewiswohl #FF #Paranormal #lesfic #Mystery #Thriller

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Title: Necromantia
Author Name & Publisher: Sheri Lewis Wohl (Bold Strokes Books)
Publication Date & Length: April 12, 2016 — 264 Pages

Synopsis

When seeing dead people is more than a movie tagline.

Circe Latham’s secret has always set her apart from everyone, but
these days she uses it to bring home those whose lives are stolen too
soon. Alongside her search dog, Zelda, she is able to make a
difference, and the chance to work a case with Deputy Sheriff Diana
Erni is an exciting challenge. Until the case takes a deadly turn and
her own life hangs in the balance. In order to save herself, Circe
must do the one thing she swore never to do again: share her secret.
Will her trust in Diana be strong enough to save her life or will she
too fall victim to a killer?

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FourStars

There were several things I liked about this book. Wohl really got me with the suspense, right from the beginning. The first time the doorbell rang and she cut to someone else, I was sure the killer was coming for Circe. Obviously not, but the fact that Wohl made me think that so early in the book was indicative of the suspense she wove throughout the book. And she also got me with some of the twists she threw in about the killer. She had me wondering for quite some time, although I did have an inkling before the big reveal. I really loved Zelda, and the team she and Circe made. I even loved the paranormal aspects that were included. We obviously know about Circe’s ability, but there’s a hint that Diana has some abilities as well, and I wonder if that’s why the two of them connect so deeply so quickly. This brings me to a couple of things I didn’t like as much. I don’t like how quickly the two relationships moved, not only Circe and Diane, but also Paul and Lisa. I believe that type of instant connection can happen, but I’m not convinced that it would be moved on so fast. It almost seems like it was rushed simply to move the plot along. The other thing I didn’t care for as much is that Circe’s ability seemed a bit passive. Intrusive, yes. But passive, in that there wasn’t much she could do to help either the dead spirits she was seeing, nor the investigation into what happened, other than finding their bodies. I would have liked to see that be more interactive, so to speak.

All in all, this was a good read, with some interesting twists, and I really enjoyed it.

~AmyP

FourStars

This was a really good paranormal mystery with some really touching romance thrown in. Circe sees dead people but has kept it a secret from everyone but her best friend for fear of being committed. She works as a Body Recovery specialist along with her K9 partner but she is always the one to discover the site of burials first. The dead come to her and tell her where they are. When she finds three bodies on one site a case is opened up that will have enormous consequences for her and for the people around her. Diana and Paul are the cops assigned to the case and their personal lives become entangled with the case too.
I thought the serial killer mystery was well thought out and very surprising. The tension gets more and more intense as the story develops until it reaches an amazing climax. It was extremely exciting and kept me hooked. Circe’s special talent is vital to the solving of the case but the involvement of Diana and Paul made it much more interesting. The developing relationship between Circe and Diana was wonderfully done, with so much passion and love. Their connection was special and very sexually charged. Paul’s story was brilliant too and his character was sympathetic and kind but also tortured. I enjoyed that the story had many facets that all came together.
Kitty Kat
FiveStars
This is one of the most exciting, sensational and thrilling book I have read in a long time. From the stirring opening scenes to the dramatic and exhilarating conclusion this novel keeps the reader completely engrossed.
The complex plot is completely fascinating and quite unique. The character’s are well written and totally believable, even Circe with her intriguing power. This impressive storyline was enriched by the inclusion of the K9 Search and Rescue team and the enlightening explanation of its workings. This team working in conjunction with the police added to the realism and veracity of this scintillating novel.
Ms Wohl not only brings her characters, both good and evil to life, but her enriching narrative makes the entire book appear vividly and distinctly before and into the readers mind and imagination.
After reading this book I will certainly be looking for more of this outstanding authors works.
~Chris

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5 stars for Some Assembly Required by Lex Chase @lex_chase & Bru Baker @bru_baker #MM #Paranormal @Dreamspinners

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Title: Some Assembly Required
Author Name & Publisher: Lex Chase & Bru Baker (Dreamspinner)
Publication Date & Length: February 8th, 2016 — 210 Pages

Synopsis

Everyone wishes they were dead when wandering the purgatory of a home furnishings store, but these guys actually are.

Benji Goss is the quintessential good guy. When his boyfriend dumps him and moves out, Benji obligingly keeps the cat—even though he’s allergic—because his ex’s new place doesn’t accept pets. He’s always joked the cat would be the death of him, but not in a way he expects when a feline mishap crushes him under a DEL TORO bookcase.

Snarky loner Patrick Bryant is in such a rut he barely remembers the life he used to lead. The last thing he recalls is being decapitated by a DEL TORO bookcase in a freak accident. As a spiritual CASA resident, he haunts the aisles of affordable Italian furniture, assisting fellow spirits in moving on to their final destinations.

When Benji appears in the CASA café, Patrick considers the naïve spirit just the man to cure his boredom. Benji’s relentless optimism chips away at Patrick’s sarcasm, making him question if there’s something beyond what he can see. But the heart is like CASA furniture—there’s always some assembly required.

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FiveStars

I have to say to start of this review that I 100% loved the authors premise of this story! Being a huge paranormal fan and both MC’s in this story both being Ghosts..

I really loved both of the characters in this story! Benji and Patrick both having been killed by Casa furniture now must reside there in their afterlife. Benji was such a sweet character while Patrick was sarcastic, but he does eventually grow on you. I really just loved both of these characters together and thought this story was so sweet!

I loved the way both authors wrote this story and these characters! From the moment I started this book I could not put it down. It was such a different concept then I have really ever read before.

~Kara

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