5 Stars, Genre Romance, Heidi Cullinan, Reviewed by Jules, Samhain Publishing

Review: Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

Title: Fever Pitch

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 339 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Sometimes you have to play love by ear.

Love Lessons, Book 2

Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Continue reading

3 Stars, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published

Review: Going Under by Kade Boehme

Title: Going Under (Keep Swimming: Book Two)

Author: Kade Boehme

Publisher: Self Published

Pages/Word Count: 106 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: Ex Coast Guardian Kyle Bevins is a joker, a friend, and unlucky in love. His friends know he’s a good guy to turn to if for nothing other than a much needed laugh, but he rarely heeds his own advice. He’s content as the new co-owner of his friend’s charter fishing company in Pensacola Beach, Florida, but he’s missing the companionship of having a significant other and tired of the old hookups. Continue reading

5 Stars, Drama, Genre Romance, Keira Andrews, New Adult, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published

Two Men Risk Everything For Love In Keira Andrews’ “A Forbidden Rumspringa”

Title: A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance: Book One)

Author: Keira Andrews

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 231 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name. Continue reading

4.5 Stars, Comedy, Genre Romance, JL Merrow, Reviewed by Jules, Romantic Comedy, Samhain Publishing

A Man Can’t Outrun His Past In JL Merrow’s “Caught!”

“Love is the absence of judgement.” – Dalai Lama

Title: Caught! (The Shamwell Tales: Book One)

Author: JL Merrow

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 276 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils. Continue reading

3.5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Drama, Genre Romance, L.M. Somerton, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Jules, Totally Bound

Double-Header Review: “Rasputin’s Kiss” and “Evil’s Embrace” by L.M. Somerton

PicMonkey CollageTitle: Rasputin’s Kiss and Evil’s Embrace

Author: L.M. Somerton

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 222 Pages/178 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars Overall

Blurb: Rasputin’s Kiss — What if the last thing you felt was the kiss of a knife? Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost-killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again. When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger. Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.
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4 Stars, Genre Romance, Kade Boehme, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published

Two Men Work To Keep Their Head Above Water In Kade Boehme’s “Keep Swimming”

“Well that’s what my philosophy is in life. Life’s gonna give you shit. So you can either let it drown you, or you can keep swimming.” – Kade Boehme (Cary in Keep Swimming)

Title: Keep Swimming (Keep Swimming: Book One)

Author: Kade Boehme

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 130 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: After his partner dumped him with a pregnant surrogate four years ago, Cary Whitmore was forced to play single parent while starting up a new business. With the dog bakery now semi-successful and his son healthy, Cary thinks he may be ready to date again. Continue reading

4 Stars, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Jules, Rick R. Reed

Love, Loss, And A Hate Crime Intertwine In Rick R. Reed’s “Bashed”

“Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they’re doing is right.” – Cher

Title: Bashed

Author: Rick R. Reed

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count:

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: 2nd Edition

It should have been a perfect night out. Instead, Mark and Donald collide with tragedy when they leave their favorite night spot. That dark October night, three gay-bashers emerge from the gloom, armed with slurs, fists, and an aluminum baseball bat. Continue reading

4 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Jena Wade, Reviewed by Jules

Two Men Might Be In A Relationship In Jena Wade’s “Technically Dating”

“You’re better looking than Hugh Jackman. You’d make a better Wolverine too. You’re an animal in bed.” – Jena Wade

Title: Technically Dating

Author: Jena Wade

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 94 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Meek and mild Bruce Collins decides to set aside his life in technical support for the evening and try a wild night on the town. Self-described nerd Bruce meets suave Westley Taylor at a club, but the night doesn’t go as planned. When they run into each other the next day, Bruce is determined to get the details right and finish what they started. Westley is impressed and invites Bruce on date after date. Bruce figures they’re technically dating and might even be in a relationship, until he accidentally overhears a phone message intended for Westley. Every aspect of their time together comes into question. Now, it’s time for Westley to set the facts straight. Continue reading

5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Mary Calmes, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Jules

Get All Caught Up In Mary Calmes’s “All Kinds of Tied Down”

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” – Loretta Young

Title: All Kinds of Tied Down

Author: Mary Calmes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 290 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they’ve gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more. Continue reading

5 Stars, Amy Lane, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Jules

Jules Recommends You Give A Listen To Amy Lane’s “Going Up!” – Narrated By Paul Woodson

Title: Going Up!

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Paul Woodson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 2 Hours, 39 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Every dreary day, Zach Driscoll takes the elevator from the penthouse apartment of his father’s building to his coldly charmed life where being a union lawyer instead of a corporate lawyer is an act of rebellion. Every day, that is, until the day the elevator breaks and Sean Mallory practically runs into his arms.
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4 Stars, A.M. Sexton, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published

A.M. Sexton’s “Release” Is A Can’t-Put-It-Down Novel

“Infinity yawned both above and below, and in between there was only me. If Donato released me, I would cease to exist. I’d be swallowed by the sky. But he held me fast, and I breathed deep. I drank the night. I tasted the stars. I made love to the sea. The enormity of it brought tears to my eyes. I felt wondrously alive – wild and pure and achingly free.” – A.M. Sexton

Title: Release (Davlova: Book One)

Author: A.M. Sexton

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 244 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Davlova: a poverty-ridden city-state ruled by a tyrannical upper class. Resources are scarce and technology is illegal. But in the slums, revolution is brewing.
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3.5 Stars, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published, Taylor V. Donovan

Rumor Has It In Taylor V. Donovan’s “Hearsay”

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu (quoted in Hearsay)

Title: Hearsay (Bylaws #1)

Author: Taylor V. Donovan

Publisher: Self-Published (TVD Books)

Pages/Word Count: 299 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Senior associate attorney Derrick Swain wants it all: a loving husband, a fulfilling career, and a couple of kids. After years of hard work he’s on the fast track to a promotion. He’s also met the man of his dreams. A week of daily lunch meetings in Central Park provides the perfect setting to get to know him better, and Derrick thinks it won’t be long before they take the next step and go on a date. But instead of asking him out, the object of his affection stops showing up without explanation, leaving him to wonder what went wrong.
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4.5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Lou Sylvre, Reviewed by Jules

Love Grows, And So Does A Family, “Because of Jade” – Reviewed by Jules

“…for Luki Vasquez the only cure for drifting was Sonny James.” – Lou Sylvre

Title: Because of Jade: A Vasquez & James Novel

Author: Lou Sylvre

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 210 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Luki Vasquez receives the news he’s still cancer free after five years, and he wants to celebrate with his whole family. He and his husband, Sonny James, take a road trip south, intending to gather at the home of his nephew Josh, Josh’s wife Ruthie, and Jade—a little girl who was still in the womb when she and her mother helped Luki beat lung cancer.
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5 Stars, All Romance Ebooks, Leta Blake, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published

Love For Leta Blake’s “The River Leith” Runs Deep – Reviewed by Jules

“I don’t know you. I don’t even know why we’re friends, and I still like you. I like you…” Leith swallowed hard and exhaled a shaky breath, searching for the right word. “Desperately.” – Leta Blake

Title: The River Leith

Author: Leta Blake

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 173 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Memory is everything.
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