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TWO 3.5 and ONE 3 Stars for Servants of the Living Forest by Brandon L. Summers #FF #Supernatural #Horror #Paranormal @84summers @LT3Press

1.5

Title: Servants of the Living Forest
Author Name & Publisher: Brandon L. Summers (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 16, 2015 – 39 pgs

Synopsis

Cameron and Jocelyn have been together for eight months, and when Jocelyn suggests a camping trip as their first big outing together Cameron can’t bring herself to say no. Camping isn’t her first choice, but there’s nothing she likes more than seeing Jocelyn happy—and the time alone together isn’t bad either.

When they arrive, all seems better than they could have hoped. The locals are friendly, the area is beautiful, the only odd bits are old blood stains on the floor of the cabin and the strange mark that seems to pop up everywhere, and that’s easily ignored in favor of their romantic escape…

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ThreeandHalfStars

This book started off really well. The two main characters were very different but very believable. I feel many young adults could identify with either or both characters, their hopes their fears the joy of being in love for the first time. The two young women complimented each other very well and the author captured the excitement of being together completely alone for the first time. Alone to explore their feeling for each other without any restraints from friends, family or everyday life.
As the plot developed we begin to notice that all is not as it seems in the ideal setting they find themselves in. The growing unease happens very gradually and coincides with the girls growing romance.
The climax of the book is well written and fairly dramatic.
Unfortunately after the climatic interlude I was left with the feeling that some pages of the book were missing, it just truncated. For me it was a very unsatisfactory ending which didn’t correlate with the rest of the book, which up to that point had been a really engaging and at times amusing book.
Chris

 ThreeandHalfStarsThe two main characters in this story annoyed the crap out of me. It was like reading two adolescent teenage girls with the hormones of a teenage boy. Their conversations back and forth seemed unrealistic and didn’t match with their age that they were supposed to be. For a couple who had been together eight months, it did not read that way. It seemed as though they’d only been together a few weeks to a month at most.

Since the first large chunk of the story is mostly Jocelyn and Cameron going back and forth, it was hard for me to continue. However, there is some really good foreshadowing, which was the only thing that kept me interested and reading the story.

The twist in this story is fantastic. It reads quickly, comes sharply, and as soon as the door is opened it all floods forth. I do wish there had been more wrap up or explanation about what had happened (I’d share but that’d be spoilery). There seemed to be a lack of explanation for the characters and for the world created itself, no research done afterward, no conversations or deep thinking.

Sadly this story fell flat for me, the world wasn’t in depth enough and the characters were utterly annoying.

~AJ

ThreeStarI will preface my review by saying I am not a horror fan. Horror, whether film or book, is not my genre. This particular horror story I would categorize more in the creepy and disturbing range rather than scary. That said, there were a couple of things I feel the author could have done better. I like the dichotomy of the love story with the creepy horror of the area. It reminds me of  a cross between the backwoods nature of Deliverance with the weird cultish creepiness of The Hills Have Eyes. Disturbing. However, the author loses the chance to up the creep factor and add in that anticipatory scare factor simply by using language to add more mood and atmosphere. The other thing is the ending. I like the idea that the experience changed both of them and separated them, at least for a while. But I feel like the ending was truncated and rushed. He did such a good job making the characters live in the meat of the story, but here at the end it was almost as though the ending wasn’t important to the author. Like he told the part of the story that interested him and then had to tack on a conclusion. Lost some potential there.

~AmyP

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ONE 5 and TWO 4 stars for Dragon Consultant (Supernatural Consultant #1) by Mell Eight @LT3Press #MM #Shifter #Paranormal

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Title: Dragon Consultant (Supernatural Consultant #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Mell Eight (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 8, 2015 — 30,000 words

Synopsis

The FAA has been struggling with dragons attacking their planes, and hire Dane, a supernatural consultant, to look into the matter. What Dane finds in the woods is not quite the problem he expected: a group of dragon kits and their sick father.

When he learns the real reason the family was in the woods, his case only grows more dangerous, and while Dane is plenty experienced at watching his own back, taking care of baby dragons and their handsome, distracting father almost makes danger look easy.

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FourStars

This story was just too adorable. It’s just the first book of the new series, but I think it can become something really great.
So, the first installment of the Supernatural Consultant series is about Dane, the guy everyone comes to when they need help with anything supernatural. From getting rid of pixies to relocating Dragons. He has his own business for it. His newest assignment is to find out why there’s dragons disrupting planes. He finds a kit of young dragons in the forest with their sick father, Mercury.
Mercury’s rowdy kids just made me go “awwwwww”, too cute. They were young, oldest being 8 and the youngest being like 4, but they were very protective of their adoptive father. Dane was really patient with them and I liked how the author didn’t have Mercury and Dane getting it on as soon as Mercury got a little better.
The plot was interesting, I wanted to read more about it, but the book was short so I read it very fast. I took a star away because of that and because I wanted more interactions between Mercury and Dane, cause there really wasn’t enough. Mercury was sick through most of the story, though he did get in on the action towards the end. I hope the next book is about them again. I’m really curious about the hatched dragon egg no one thought was going to ever hatch. Apparently it’s suppose to be the most powerful dragon ever.
I’d looking forward to reading where the author will take this series.
~Cookie

FourStars

So I want to start of this review by saying I loved the Dragon shifter aspect of this book! Dragon shifters are one my top favorite shifter books to read which make this so hard for me to say….
While I liked aspects of this novella and where the author was going with this story I felt like most of this book was about the kits “the dragon children”. This book was just so much about them which don’t get me wrong I did like reading about them and how much Mercury cared about them. But by the time this novella got to Dane and Mercury their part was so small I did not see enough of them together to believe the attraction between these two. It was like one second Mercury was thinking how attracted to Dane he was then Bam they are together with no real build up at least to me that is what it felt like. So while I did like most of this book the relationship between Dane and Mercury left me scratching my head confused. So besides that part I did really like this book for the Dragon aspect also other supernatural beings that were in this book.  So this was such a short book I really do not want to give away any spoilers.
All together I did like this book I am just not sure what I feel about Mercury and Dean together!
~Kara

FiveStarsI loved this book! It pulled me in within the first chapter.

This book is so well written it’s like you’re  watching a movie.  You feel like you’re  there. I loved the kits. They’re so cute and adorable. I want one.

There is also plenty of suspense and mystery with a dash of action and drama and cuteness, provided by the kits, to keep you on the edge of your seat and not wanting to put this book down.

My favorite quote from the book:
“You’re back!” Chrome (a boy) yelled happily. “Why’d you bring back a girl?”
[Lol. So funny.]

This is book one of a series and I am sooo happy it’s a series. I can’t wait for book two to come out. Hope the author makes them longer.

If you love a m/m book about magic and dragons you will love, love, love this book. I highly recommend it.

~Ariel

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4 Stars for Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by T.A. Chase #MM #Paranormal

1.5

Title: Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1)
Author Name & Publisher: T.A. Chase (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: November 3, 2015 – 170 pgs

Synopsis

For Pestilence, the White Horseman, love becomes the most powerful cure.

Having lost his wife and child during the Black Plague, Pestilence accepts the fate destiny has given him as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. For centuries, Pestilence did his job, spreading plagues and disease around the world. He does it to keep the balance between good and evil, yet he hates every minute of it. He longs to be left alone, but suddenly fate seems to have a different plan for him.

When Bart Winston stumbles into an Amazon clearing, he’s terribly ill and sure he’s going to die. A tall white-haired man with unusual black eyes catches him in his arms and Bart’s life takes a turn into the unbelievable. Blaming the whole situation on his illness might have worked, but as he gets better and learns about the strange man who heals him, Bart must accept there are more things in the world than he ever guessed.

Pestilence and Bart heal each other, and begin to wonder if there can be a future for the White Horseman and the mortal he’s fallen in love with.

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FourStars

With this book the first in the Four Horsemen Series you get Pestilence who before he became one of the Four Horsemen was Aldo a doctor in the 1300’s who lost his wife and son due to the Black Death a plague that was going around during that time.
Ben is a professor at Harvard who studies plants. He went on a expatiation with a lover in the amazon who decided to leave him so he could claim all the fame on the very rare flower Ben had found. Well Ben wonders around sick trying to get back home when Pestilence finds him.
I did really like these two MC’s together and the pretense of this author story. You get your steam and angst with this book while Pestilence tries to find a cure to this virus that has not only hit Ben but also the Colleagues that left Ben Behind. You also meet Death one of the other Four Horsemen in this book along with some other characters.

All together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!

Kara

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5 Stars for Sunshine is Overrated (The Vamp for Me #3) by Bailey Bradford #MM #Paranormal @PridePublishing

1.5

Title: Sunshine is Overrated (The Vamp for Me #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Bailey Bradford (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: October 20, 2015 – 112 pgs

Synopsis

Life with vamps is never easy.

Abernathy Meyers is already mated to a vamp, Zebulon. It’s just too bad that Zebulon doesn’t give a darn about him. Abbie’s stuck with the man for eternity—or until they die. Some days, Abbie thinks that can’t happen soon enough. He’s tired of being treated badly, yet he doesn’t really want to make his earthly exit yet.

Because he’s longed for another man—another vampire—for years. Forbidden love—is anything more compelling, or more heart-breaking?

There’s a twisted past, a hidden story linking Abbie, Zebulon and the coven leader, Claude.

Claude lives with a fear of turning to dust at any moment. It isn’t reasonable, but he can’t shake it. He’s let his own fears impede his potential happiness, and instead he puts the needs of his coven first, ignoring his own. But if he’s deliberately blind to one particular human’s needs because that human is a mate to another vampire, then is Claude truly leading to the best of his ability?

It’s a tough question for him to answer and soon, he’ll have to make a choice that will affect him and Abbie, forever.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

General Release Date: 20th October 2015

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FiveStars

I really thought this book was a great addition to this series.

Finally Abernathy gets to be with someone who will treat him like he is loved and the way he deserves. I was really happy for Claude also because he deserved to be loved and to have a mate who will care for him too.
You get a lot of action and some steam with these two which I loved!
Zeb Abernathy’s mate did something that was horrible for a vampire to do to his mate which also made it possible for Claude to finally claim him which is what should have really happened from the start.
The way they were to together and how you could really feel how much they cared for one another was just awesome! You also get to see more of the characters from the first books. I don’t want to give to much away because this was such a short read. I felt like the author wrote such a awesome story for these two and I did not feel like anything was rushed between them at all.

So all together I really liked this book!

I would defiantly recommend this book!

Kara

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3 Stars for Don’t Stake My Life On It (The Vamp for Me #2) by Bailey Bradford #MM #Paranormal @PridePublishing

1.5

Title: Don’t Stake My Life On It (The Vamp for Me #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Bailey Bradford (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 28, 2015 – 113 pgs

Synopsis

Stakes, kilts and holy water—Andrew Meyer is in for the time of his life!

Radney’s tired of being the coven oddball. He had his reasons for being the way he was, and he let those reasons rule his life for centuries. Another mistake—almost harming a human he’d been sent to keep an eye on—has sent Radney on a mission of self-improvement. He’s going to conquer his issues and be the best damned vamp ever!

Maybe.

Andrew Meyers has the term paper from hell to write. It needs to be original and intriguing. What could be more so than people with a vampire fetish?

But when that fetish turns out to be one he has, for a very sexy, kilt-wearing, neurotic vampire, the tables are turned. Andrew isn’t prepared to find out that vampires are real, but he learns it anyway. With help from his twin brother, Erin, he just might be able to find a happy ending—or an ecstatic beginning—for him and his hot as hell red-headed vamp. If he’s careful, and patient, he might even find the vamp for him.

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ThreeStar

Well I hate to say this because I really liked the first book in this series but for some reason this one was just not for me…
This book just felt so rushed to me to be honest. I know it is a Novella so yes it will be a fast read but everything that happened between Radney and Andrew happened so fast that I was left feeling like there really was not much of a connection between the two of them at all.
Radney picks Andrew from the Vampire dating website because he feels like no one in his coven likes him very much so he wants to change. Andrew likes Radney from the start and yes I did feel some chemistry between the two of them I just did not get enough time with them I think to feel like they really connected.
You do get the steam with this book which I loved and the action. You also get to see some of the characters from the first book which I also loved.
So I am sad to say I really did not feel a connection between these two MC’s so this Novella was just not for me..
Kara

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5 Stars for My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1) by Bailey Bradford #MM #Paranormal @PridePublishing

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Title: My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Bailey Bradford (Totally Bound Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: June 16, 2015 – 105 pgs

Synopsis

Some things in life just might be worth giving up garlic for.

It was simple curiosity that led Augustin to the vampire dating site—he thought it must be a joke started up by a bunch of weirdos. Man, was he right—but it just so happens that those weirdos really are vampires, and when one shows up at his place, Augustin’s world is turned upside down.

First he’s got a psychotic vampire to deal with. Then he’s got one who is much more fun hanging around.

Except now that Augustin knows that vampires exist, he can’t be left alive. Or can he? When an alternative is offered up, Augustin doesn’t care for it, either. After all, he doesn’t want to be whisked off to some disgusting vampire den.

Tony’s the vampire next in line to lead the coven. He wants to be a fair man, and that means arguing against killing Augustin. If he’s also attracted to the sarcastic, adorable man, where’s the harm in that?

The attraction between Augustin and Tony is undeniable, but deny it is what they both try to do. Someone is going to have to bend or break.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

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FiveStars

This book was hilarious… I laughed so much reading this!

I loved the way Tony and Augustin were together.. Yes Augustin got annoying after awhile because he came of mean sometimes instead of funny sometimes which drove me nuts to be honest. But otherwise I really did love this book.
This book was super short so everything between the two them goes really fast but the way they were together more than makes up for it. I could really feel how good they were for each other.
I really would have loved to see more of them together.
Tony was so caring when it came to Augustin and eventually you get that feeling from Augustin too after he stops being so snarky most of the time. You also get steam with this book which was so hot!

So I will leave this review with I loved this Novella!

Kara

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4 Stars for My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1) by Bailey Bradford #MM #Paranormal @Totally_Bound

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Title: My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Bailey Bradford (Totally Bound Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: June 16, 2015 – 105 pgs

Synopsis

Some things in life just might be worth giving up garlic for.

It was simple curiosity that led Augustin to the vampire dating site—he thought it must be a joke started up by a bunch of weirdos. Man, was he right—but it just so happens that those weirdos really are vampires, and when one shows up at his place, Augustin’s world is turned upside down.

First he’s got a psychotic vampire to deal with. Then he’s got one who is much more fun hanging around.

Except now that Augustin knows that vampires exist, he can’t be left alive. Or can he? When an alternative is offered up, Augustin doesn’t care for it, either. After all, he doesn’t want to be whisked off to some disgusting vampire den.

Tony’s the vampire next in line to lead the coven. He wants to be a fair man, and that means arguing against killing Augustin. If he’s also attracted to the sarcastic, adorable man, where’s the harm in that?

The attraction between Augustin and Tony is undeniable, but deny it is what they both try to do. Someone is going to have to bend or break.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

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FourStars

Normally I absolutely love Bailey’s work, but this one was a bit different for me. I loved the banter between Tony and Augustin, but the ending was so abrupt it sort of ruined it for me and left the love story hanging there.
While I understand Augustin was snarky, he was a bit too much for me sometimes.
As usual though, the sex was super hot and great.
I’m hoping the next book is about the same characters and we get more closure (and that cementing bite)
Renee

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