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5 Star & 4 Star Review for Dinner at Foxy’s (Law and Supernatural Order #3) by Silvia Violet #MM #Shapeshifter @Silvia_Violet

Dinner at Foxys CoverTitle: Dinner at Foxy’s (Law and Supernatural Order #3)
Author Name: Silvia Violet
Publication Date & Length: July 18, 2016 – 115 pgs

Synopsis

Fox shifter Luke runs Foxy’s Chicken Shack, known for the best and spiciest chicken in town. For months he’s had his eye on Silas, a young cop who patrols the area around his restaurant. When Silas arrives to question Luke about his cousins’ criminal activities, things blow up, literally, and Silas is injured. Luke will do whatever it takes to see his cousins brought to justice.  He might not survive his crazy plan, but if he does… Could there be a chance at love for this fox shifter and his cop?

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FiveStars

This was not a long story not was it a short story. Reality is it was perfect. The length of the book was perfect for this story.

I really loved the characters in this book. Silas and Luke are completely different people but as in most cases opposites attract. And boy did they ever.

Silas tries to be a hard butt but he isn’t really. He really has a soft side to him or at least he does when it comes to Luke. But he also has a very protective side. Once he realizes that he cares what happens to Luke, I believe that he would stop at nothing to protect him.

Luke being a cop follows his instincts about people and they are telling him to trust Silas and so much more.

Does his instincts prove to be right or is Silas truly a fox and cannot be trusted????

I really enjoyed this read. It was full of emotion that did not drag out. It had just enough intrigue and mystery to it but it was also hot!!! Silvia Violet has a good book in hand with Dinner at Foxys. It will definitely be a hit.

Tosha

FourStars

This is the third story in this series, however, I have not read any of the previous books.

I felt that the story was more about Luke and his family’s issues, rather than the development of the relationship between Luke and Silas.

Silas is a police officer who is trying to make detective – and while he is in the middle of working a case, Luke’s family steps in to make things difficult.  It would seem that the story would develop from there, but it kind of just stands still for a while.  The secondary characters in this story, also, seemed to be a large part of the story – more so than I would have thought in such a short story.

Luke knows that his family will stop at nothing to obtain his father’s property, but Luke also wants to protect Silas.  I don’t quite know why he wants to keep his involvement a secret and we are never fully satisfied as to why that happens.  Luke’s character is kind and he created his own family within his restaurant.

This was a sweet story.  It had a lot of action and despite being a little slim on the relationship aspect, it worked as a story.

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Excerpt

I’m Luke, and I’m a fox. Okay, I’m a fox shifter, but I’m also hot, a smooth-talker, and I give one wild ride. I run a restaurant in Atlanta. We sell the best damn fried chicken you’ve ever eaten. That’s right. I’m a bona fide fox in the henhouse. Our chicken comes in spicy, spicier, and fuck-me- I’m-on- fire.

The dinner shift is crazy as fuck tonight even though my best people are in the kitchen. I don’t know who decided to send me all the large parties, prize-winners for most finicky order, and downright bitchy-as- fuck complainers, but they are all out in force tonight.

I’m about to take a break. I need a whiskey, but a large sweet tea will have to do since I’m working.

The door chimes as it swings open, and I glance up, expecting another party of nine, half of them gluten-free vegans—at a fucking chicken shack—but, no… Fuck me.

It’s that gorgeous blond twink in a cop’s uniform, the one who’s become a regular. His baby face makes him look like he’s playing dress-up. I want to run my hands—and my tongue—over every inch of his smooth, pale skin. He glances my way, and his eyes widen for just a second. Then his tongue slides out to moisten his lips.

Maybe this night is about to improve. Officer Blond and Surely-Not- As-Young-As-He- Looks moves my way. Oh yes. Come to Daddy.

I thought you didn’t do cops.

Sometimes I hate my fucking conscience.

Nothing but trouble there.

I’m not like the rest of my family. I don’t run guns or steal cars. I don’t hurt people or use them. But some of my business interests aren’t exactly what you’d call legal. Hell, the simple fact that I’m a fox shifter makes me suspicious to most people.

However, this is one officer of the law I wouldn’t mind having a close acquaintance with.

The hottie in blue reaches the counter. “What can I do for you, Officer?” I ask.

His cheeks pinken adorably, but he holds eye contact. “You’re the owner, right? Luke Redtail.”

“That’s me.” I wink, and he glances away. This is going to be fun.

“I’m Officer Bixby, and I need to ask you some questions in connection with an investigation. Is there somewhere private we could go?”

My bed. It’s right upstairs. “I’ve got an office in the back. Let me get someone to run the register.”

As I turn toward the kitchen I see my uncle standing in the small side parking lot.

My uncle who’s supposed to be dead. What is he doing here? “Oh fuck!”

As he throws the object in his hand, I scream, “Get down! Now!” I grab my cop and haul him over the counter. Thank God for shifter strength. I wrap myself around him, but in the shock of the blast, we hit the floor.

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4 Star Review for No Place Like Home (Calliph and Mateo #2) by D.C. Juris #MM #ShapeShifters

CoverTitle: No Place Like Home (Calliph and Mateo #2)
Author Name & Publisher: D.C. Juris (Torquere Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 25, 2016 – 48 pgs

Synopsis

Calliph and Mateo are back! The peace of the shifter pair’s calm, quiet life, is shattered by a visit from one of Calliph’s old pack members. Calliph must travel to the town of his birth, Naolassel, to speak on behalf of his twin brother, Rupos, who has been charged with murder. But Calliph’s decision will endanger his beloved kitten…not to mention their relationship. Can Mateo reconcile with who Calliph was–and what he did–during the war, or is the truth of his wolf too much to bear?

Previously published by Noble Romance

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FourStars

Even though two people have been together and are soul mates, we all still have our secrets. Some big, some small, some that will hurt others, and some of us hurting. That in my opinion is what this story is truly about.

I believe that this story is about loving, forgiving the one you love and forgiving and loving yourself. It is about sharing the past hurts and allowing your partner to share in the burden of the past. It is about loving your brother no matter how horrible the things he did. It is about letting go of the past so you are able to move on in the future.

That is exactly what Calliph had to do. He had to learn to let go and Mateo proved to him that he accepted him and loved him in spite of the things he did in his past. Calliph was able to open up to Mateo and allow Mateo to help him carry the burdens he feels and Mateo was able to help Calliph to accept that even though Rofus was not a good person, he still loved his brother in spite of it.

This was a good read and very sad at he same time. Enduring Calliphs past in this book was heartbreaking but I am glad that Mateo stood at his side and did not hold it against him and showed him he was worthy of love regardless of what he may or may not have done.

Tosha

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5 Star and 3.5 Star Reviews for Animal Passions (Lionhearts #6) by Elizabeth Coldwell #MM #Shapeshifter @PridePublishing

CoverTitle: Animal Passions (Lionhearts #6)
Author Name & Publisher: Elizabeth Coldwell (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 5, 2016 – 152 pgs

Synopsis

He’s destined to meet his mate on a killer vacation.

Horror author Mason Wells is having a midlife crisis. He’s burned out as a writer and he keeps falling for guys who are way too young for him. So when his agent, Nora, arranges a birthday getaway for him and a few close friends in the Spanish Sierra Nevada, it seems like just the break he needs – until Nora is found drowned in the hotel swimming pool. It seems like someone has a hit list of victims, and Mason’s on it. Can the hotel’s gorgeous owner, Xavi, step in and keep Mason safe?

Lion shifter Xavi Bianco loves the peace and solitude of his boutique hotel in the mountains. It’s a shame the place still holds the memory of his ex, Ramón. When the group of brash Americans arrive for a vacation, he doesn’t expect to find himself falling for one of them. But everything tells him Mason Wells is his destined mate, bizarre as it may be, and when Mason’s friends fall victim to a series of horrific attacks, Xavi knows he must do everything to protect Mason, even if it means risking his own life…

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and peril.

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FiveStars

This was a really good read. It had a shifter, it had murder, and it had passion.

Mason is a shifter mystery writer. So when he comes face to face to a real shifter and finds out that they are mates he is not to thrown for a loop.

What does throw everyone is the mysterious murders and attempted murders that keep happening around them.

The real mystery of this book is who is behind the murders?

I enjoyed reading this book and reading about Mason and Xavi coming together and finding each other. I also enjoyed reading about the murders and waiting impatiently to find out who was behind it and who was next on the list. I also enjoyed the intrigue of not knowing till Elizabeth Coldwell decided to let it be known who was behind everything and the reason behind it.

This was a good story with an amazing love story. Cannot wait till the next book comes out.

Tosha

ThreeandHalfStars

This is the first book of this series that I have had the pleasure of reading.  While I can’t say that I am hooked on the series, this story was complete and I never felt lost as to who characters were or how they were connected.

The mystery aspect of this story was, for me, very predictable. I was able to guess the perpetrator right away, which took some of the luster away from the story for me.

I thought that the secondary characters were less than stellar – the only one that I liked was Nora.  I thought that the other characters were a little flat and did not add anything to the story.

Then you have the main two characters, Xavi and Mason.  While I liked their dialogue, I didn’t really feel a great connection between them.  It was kind of forced and did not have a very smooth flow.

Overall, this was an OK story with an OK mystery attached.  The romance aspect was not fantastic, but more of a YA romance.

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5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for Jericho Junction (Mark of Lycos #3) by Marie Harte #Menage #Paranormal @PridePublishing @MHarte_Author

CoverTitle: Jericho Junction (Mark of Lycos #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Maire Harte (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 31, 2016 – 78 pgs

Synopsis

A cat, a demon and a bear. Oh my.

Jericho Dark Walker is a Bear, born to shift into both an animal’s and man’s form. He’s second in command to the mixed group of shifters living in the Great Forest. For years it had been his dream to see his clan reintroduced to the land of their ancestors. But now that he’s back he finds himself restless, unable to find joy in even the simplest back scratch or hive of honey. The female shifters offer little challenge, more than eager to bed the Great Clan’s beta, and with everyone getting along, there’s little more for him to do than break up the rare fight.

When an opportunity arrives to represent the clan and work with the athmae to oust an evil plaguing the outer edge of the Great Forest, he gratefully volunteers. The alpha’s brother has mated with an athmae—a demon—so Jericho thinks he knows what to expect. But his new partner is anything but typical. The athmae assigned to work with him is a male demon as large as Jericho, and just as deadly. No sex demon, but a hunter with the instincts of a true predator. So why is Jericho so taken with the male, when he has only ever felt desire for a female?

And why, when they rescue an annoying, sexy cat shifter from certain death, do his instincts scream at him to claim both the feline female and the demon as his own? Bears don’t mate outside their species, yet everything inside Jericho pushes him to do just that. A cat, a demon and a bear. Oh my.

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

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of dubious consent, bondage, m/m intimacy, and m/m/f loving.

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FiveStars

I do not care what others opinions of this series is because it would not deter my opinion of the series, which is that I really love it. And his book in the series is no different. I loved it too.

This book did not let me down as in following the others in the series with having so much action, steamy comings together, one or more mate fighting against their destiny because they think they no better, and last but not least,,,,, love.

Jericho is bored with all the peace that has happened since the previous matings of his clan. He misses the adventures, fighting, and heart pounding thrill but one has to be careful what they wish for because sometimes those wishes can come true by ten fold and then all he\\ will break lose.

Jericho never expected to find his mates while searching for a killer and he definitely did not expect it to be a man and he definitely did not expect to have a second mate that was a woman also. Best of both worlds for him in my opinion.

But more is at play then there mating and they have to trust one another to defeat the evil that is out for them and their clans.

This book is packed full of adventure while they all search for the evil that plagues them. It is so much fun to see what Jericho, Seino, and Anya get up too. It is also nice being able to get glimpses of all the previous people from the books before this one. I really believe that Marie Harte has a knack for putting together a great book full of supernatural paranormal people with adventures that rival the best of love stories. I can not wait to see what Marie Harte comes up with next.

Tosha

FourStars

This book was great and I loved how the author put a cat, demon and bear together that was absolutely amazing. I love most shifter books and the author was able to put this one in my favorite column. I mean when you can have a group of shifters that share everything (and I mean everything) and an author that really knows just what to write, what more can you want. This book was clearly a mix of super-hot shifters and demons. I loved how the author was able to build a domain of exciting characters and they definitely have a lot of really hot sex. This was a fun and exciting read and I hope to see more of this series.

Lynn

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New Release: Naughty Lovers: Love Is In The Air by Tina Donahue, Charlotte Boyette-Compo, Suz deMello, Terry Rissen, Nicole Austin, Regina Kammer, Berengaria Brown, Kate Kingston #MM #FF @NaughtyLiterati

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Title: Naughty Lovers: Love Is In The Air
Author Name & Publisher: Tina Donahue, Charlotte Boyett-Compo, Suz deMello, Terry Rissen, Nicole Austin, Regina Kammer, Berengaria Brown, Kate Kingston (Naughty Literati)
Publication Date & Length: February 18, 2016 – 350 pgs

Synopsis

The Ride of Her Life ~ Tina Donahue

Maddy’s so desperate for fun, she’s signed up for speed dating. Ew. Before she can ditch the event, Ben, her sexy driver, arrives. After one sinfully hot kiss, they’re breaking all the rules, and then some, on a sensuous spring night.

Love In The Air ~ Suz deMello

Jill’s been curious about BDSM since reading Fifty Shades, and firefighter Zack is more than willing to scratch that itch for her.

Renaissance ~ Alexa Silver

Kira meets Sage, one of the guys from her favorite band, at a “rock workshop”. Can she trust this handsome rockstar or is he after more than her talent?

Bastard’s Bonus ~ Terry Rissen

There is no love lost between the Glass Spinners’ Guild and the Tavern Keepers’ Guild. For Ian and Zane, it means they can never be together, or risk losing everything.

Cinderella Scandal ~ Nicole Austin

It was a onetime indulgence—a random encounter between strangers. A good girl’s dirty little secret with her bad boy stepbrother. Anything else is forbidden. Or is it?

Swing Follies: Ockham Steam-Works Laboratory Chronicles 3 ~ Regina Kammer

Blimey. Delia’s besotted. With Edward. But when an old flame from Edward’s revolutionary past swings by and steams up the laboratory, has Delia missed her chance at love?

Sappho’s Sisters ~ Berengaria Brown

Lady Eustacia Lumley, the only child of the Earl of Wentworth, must marry well and ensure the succession. Only problem is she’s falling in love with another woman.

Blast From The Past ~ Katherine Kingston

Lynn’s past relationship with Ryan wasn’t healthy, but when she meets him again after a long separation the old flames reignite. Can they have a more mature relationship now?

The WyndRaider’s Conquest ~ Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Prime Reaper Xandon Cree must pick the next test pilot to fly a super-secret war craft. Picking a female for the job is not what he had in mind.

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3 Star Review for Darkeness Threatening (Yellowstone Wolves #2) by Dirk Greyson #MM #Paranormal @dirkgreyson

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Title: Darkness Threatening (Yellowstone Wolves #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Dirk Greyson (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 3, 2016 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

Fredrik is back from college and trying to stay out of his power-hungry brother’s way, until his brother takes a prisoner for his pleasure. Unable to tolerate his family’s cruelty, Fredrik overcomes his fear to help her escape back to her pack. There, he meets Christopher, and their instant attraction tells him Christopher is the one. However, since the threat of his brother remains, Fredrik is reluctant to pursue a relationship.

Christopher is still figuring out his place in the pack and has been living on his own to avoid making waves with his brother, Mikael. Now he’s met his soulmate, and he’ll do anything to take care of his love, including rejoining the pack.

With coaxing, Fredrik accepts his feelings, and Christopher’s pack gives him the home he’s never had. But Fredrick soon realizes he should keep running. His brother is on his tail and will stop at nothing to obtain the power he craves, especially when he realizes the source of the power could be Fredrik himself.

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ThreeStar

This is a quick and easy shifter romance. Alternately exciting and romantic, it follows the conventions of shifter writing carefully without really adding anything beyond the expected.

Frederik is an interesting character. I enjoyed watching him start to understand and use his power. Christopher seemed younger than Frederik even though they are the same age. The contrast of Christopher desperately wanting power while Frederik struggles to control his was interesting.

Like all Andrew Grey stories, the writing is good and the story well-crafted without being particularly memorable. The shifter elements are quite formulaic and while I enjoyed the story, I’m struggling to recall names and details a few days later. This is a quick, entertaining story.

Sarah

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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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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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