4 Stars, Amber Allure, Genre Romance, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lana

Review: The Paranormal Detection Agency by Anne Brooke

Title: The Paranormal Detection Agency

Author: Anne Brooke

Publisher: Amber Allure

Pages/Word Count: 57 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: When paranormal investigator Jack Atkinson meets new client Aaron Riley, he doesn’t expect the level of attraction he instantly feels for the man. Neither does he expect the kind of haunting Aaron describes, which Jack is determined to solve.
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4.5 Stars, Daisy Harris, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lana, Samhain Publishing

Review: November Rain by Daisy Harris

Title: November Rain

Author: Daisy Harris

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 140 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: A single bullet could take them both down.

Fire and Rain, Book 4

Detective Joe Klamath is used to guys falling on their backs at the arch of his commanding eyebrow. Yet he can’t seem to get a read on a cute, department-store sales guy. The vagrant who just walked in, though? He’s easy to read. He’s dangerous. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Mathew Ortiz, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lana, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Self-Published

Review: Avaritia: The Oswald Witches by Mathew Ortiz

Title: Avaritia: The Oswald Witches

Author: Mathew Ortiz

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 251 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Welcome all to Maquintock Bay. A sleepy little town a few hours north of Boston on a picturesque stretch of New England coast. The town’s folk live a quiet life away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the simpler life, even if just north of them dwell the infamous Oswald family. The Oswald Estate is only minutes north of the town but most people avoid it. The town’s history tells of witches and supernatural events at the stately mansion. Is there truth to the rumors? Witches aren’t real, are they? Continue reading

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4 Stars, Julia Talbot, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lana, Torquere Press

Shifters Need Love Too, In Julia Talbot’s “Full Moon Dating: Evgeny and Feng”

Title: Full Moon Dating: Evgeny and Feng

Author: Julia Talbot

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 82 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Tiger shifter Evgeny worries that he’ll never find a lover who can stand up to his sheer size and strength. He’s scared off more than one man, which is why he turns to Harve and Stone at Full Moon Dating. He wants someone who can deal with his tiger self and not run away. Continue reading

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3.5 Stars, Anthology, Kiernan Kelly, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lana, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Torquere Press

A Trio Of Fantasies Rounds Out Kiernan Kelly’s “The Fantasy Collection”

Title: The Fantasy Collection

Author: Kiernan Kelly

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 73 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: This collection features three tales of fantastical lives and impossible love. Suspend your belief, and dive into a trio of stories filled with incredible circumstances, and magical influences. In Mr. Fix-It, a frustrated consumer finds himself the owner of a futuristic android who comes equipped a secret BDSM function. A young man whose life is continually complicated by the presence of the ghosts of three stubborn-if-well-meaning music legends, finds old time rock and roll to be just the thing he needs to find love. Finally, a sheriff in a town on the outskirts of Hell finds love despite his constant battle with evil’s minions.

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5 Stars, AJ Michaels, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Lana

Jane Austen Gets A Contemporary Twist In AJ Michaels’ “Pride and Modern Prejudice”

Title: Pride and Modern Prejudice

Author: AJ Michaels

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 246 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: What happens when Jane Austen’s immortal characters are thrust into 21st century Pennsylvania, with an all-male twist?

Liam Bennet has always been a good judge of character, but when William Darcy is thrown into his social circle, everything spins out of control. Darcy is proud, cold, arrogant—and strangely captivating. When Liam’s brother and Darcy’s business partner start seeing each other, Liam cannot avoid this enigmatic businessman. But does he want to? Continue reading

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5 Stars, Annabelle Jacobs, Anthology, Becky Black, Bette Browne, Chris Quinton, Genre Romance, Jay Northcote, Jules Jones, MA Ford, Megan Reddaway, Penny Hudson, Reviewed by Lana, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Rob Rosen, S.A. Garcia, Sam Evans, Sarah Madison, Theo Fenraven

It’s “Not Quite Shakespeare” But It Is Quite Lovely

Title: Not Quite Shakespeare

Author: Anthology

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 350 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Take a ride to Northern Scotland on the famous train, the Jacobite, and rediscover desire. Get lost in the Peace Maze in Northern Ireland during a downpour and let a handsome young redhead come to the rescue. Take a tour of historical Blackpool on the English coast and set the stage for the perfect romance. From England to the outer isles, the UK holds treasure troves of romance, history, intrigue, and—naturally—quirky British humor. Not Quite Shakespeare samples it all in fifteen stories. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Torquere Press

Torquere Press Shows A Little Love To “Men in Uniform”

Title: Men in Uniform

Author: Anthology

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 166 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: There’s just something about a man in uniform, no matter what kind of uniform it happens to be. In “Best Laid Plans” by M. Durango, Craig gets a blast from the past when his new delivery man turns out to be his college boyfriend, Ryan. In “Seven Steps To Heaven” by Emily Moreton, stripper Steve finds that hooking up with a hot police officer is easy, but navigating what comes next, that’s the challenge. In “UPSex” by Rob Rosen, Don loves a man in uniform, especially Ernie, his brown-clad UPS man with the ample empty space in the rear of his truck. Gunshots rip through an idyllic neighborhood and soon Rick and Gabriel are combing the mountains for a kidnapped child in a search that becomes much more, in “Crossfire” by Jon Keys. Continue reading

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3.5 Stars, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lana, Samhain Publishing, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Summer Devon

Big Brother Is Watching In Summer Devon’s “Revealing the Beast”


Title: Revealing the Beast

Author: Summer Devon

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 250 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Desire that runs deeper than blood.

Colt Easton is easygoing, fun loving, good with little kids and he occasionally turns into a beast capable of ripping out a man’s throat. It’s a family secret he’d be more than happy to keep if there wasn’t a little boy’s life at stake.
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5 Stars, Barbara Elsborg, Reviewed by Lana, Samhain Publishing

Barbara Elsborg’s “Every Move He Makes” Is A Story of Passion, Denial, And Danger


“Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have?” – Joss Whedon


Title: Every Move He Makes

Author: Barbara Elsborg

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 324 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Keeping an eye on his charge isn’t easy. Keeping his hands off? Impossible…

It took attending his own funeral to force Logan to accept a new life as an undercover MI6 agent. That doesn’t make his latest assignment any less aggravating. Babysitting a Russian pop star with delusions that someone’s trying to kill him.
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4.5 Stars, Reviewed by Lana, Rie Warren, Self-Published

Rie Warren Makes Lovers Of Enemies In “In His Sights”


Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


Title: In His Sights (Don’t Tell #4)

Author: Rie Warren

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 81 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Can two enemies overcome the battles within and the war without to find love? Or will the revolution destroy their chance at happiness?
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5 Stars, Amber Allure, Erin O'Quinn, Reviewed by Lana

Nothing Comes Between A Man And His Kilt In Erin O’Quinn’s “Cowboys and Kilts”


“I didn’t find you. I just tripped into your destiny.” ― Rim Rafei


Title: Cowboys and Kilts

Author: Erin O’Quinn

Publisher: Amber Allure

Pages/Word Count: 51 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Lanky Hugh MacPherson wears his tattoo and his cowboy boots all the way from Nevada to his ancestral home in Scotland, only to find a clansman named Graeme Guthrie has a subtle way of claiming the boots, the tattoo, and the man who wears them.
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4.5 Stars, Carina Press, Reviewed by Lana, Vanessa North

A Man Is Done Keeping Secrets In Vanessa North’s “High and Tight”


“The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.” ― Rachel Maddow


Title: High and Tight

Author: Vanessa North

Publisher: Carina Press

Pages/Word Count: 81 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Pilot Adam Walker has had one great love in his life: Harris Kingston. But twelve years ago, when he accepted a scholarship and joined the Navy, he chose duty to his country over love. Their on-again off-again relationship was never more than private joy, a frustrating fact of military life.
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4.5 Stars, AJ Llewellyn, Amber Allure, DJ Manly, Reviewed by Lana

It’s Back To School Time In AJ Llewellyn And DJ Manly’s “Night School Vampire”


“Who would want to be the prey in a world full of hunters?” ― Alexia Purdy


Title: Night School Vampire

Author: AJ Llewellyn & DJ Manly

Publisher: Amber Allure

Pages/Word Count: 105 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: It’s tough being a vampire. For one thing, there’s so much time on your hands. And for another, being undead for centuries means that you meet way too many stupid people…
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5 Stars, Mathew Ortiz, Reviewed by Lana, Self-Published

All Bets Are Off When It Comes To “Skin Tight Levi’s” – Reviewed by Lana


“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.” ― William Shakespeare


Title: Love and Salvage: Skin Tight Levi’s

Author: Mathew Ortiz

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 157 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: When most guys looked at Seth Okuda all they saw was pretty and girly. He hated the fact that guys wouldn’t look past his exterior and look further. After ending his last relationship, in which he let the guy change so much about him for the guy, Seth swore he would only date men who wanted him just the way he was, even if that came with a household of quirky, protective roommates, a hideously overbearing mother and a ghost. Yeah like that wasn’t instant birth control!
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4.5 Stars, Bold Strokes Books, Reviewed by Lana, Rosalie Tarr

There’s Magnetism And Murder In Rosalie Tarr’s “Bonded” – Reviewed by Lana


“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” ― Rumi


Title: Bonded

Author: Rosalie Tarr

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Pages/Word Count: 166 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Alec Whitehall is old-fashioned—literally. Approaching his 123rd birthday, the steely vampire has nothing better to do with his time except to investigate and hunt murderous vampires as a means of regaining some sense of his withering humanity. While trailing his current case in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the last thing that Alec expects to find is his bonded mate—an unwelcome distraction, he’s sure of it. But that’s exactly what happens, and he’s shocked to realize that his mate is a young attractive man named Aidan Copperfield.
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5 Stars, Elizabeth L. Brooks, Jaya Christopher, Kassandra Lea, Kiernan Kelly, Mychael Black, Nicole Forcine, Reviewed by Lana, Torquere Press, Winnie Jerome

The Anthology “Spinning the Top” Turns The Tables – Reviewed by Lana


“He needed the hand on his shoulder, the kiss to his temple and the hot, ragged breath of his Master over his face.” ― Casey K. Cox


Title: Spinning the Top

Author: Anthology

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 129 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: The stories of Spinning the Top will spin you until you’re so dizzy you can’t tell top from bottom! In “Subspace” by Kiernan Kelly, Dominant Gray Shade has his hands full trying to rein in his out-of-control submissive, Craig. In “A Taste of Sin” by Kassandra Lea, the angel Samuel pays a visit to his secret lover in the heart of Las Vegas. In “Ollie’s Jock” by Nicole Forcine, Larry thanks his tutor Oliver in a very special way.
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4 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lana, Sue Brown

Sue Brown’s “Frankie & Al” Is Destiny Wrapped In A Sweet Story – Reviewed by Lana


“Sometimes you are in the middle of your destiny before you even know it has begun.” ― Sarah Holman


Title: Frankie & Al

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 158 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He’s rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he’s put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn’t have the man’s phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn’t letting the man go.
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Anthology, Avril Ashton, Eileen Griffin, Evernight Publishing, Giselle Renarde, JC Holly, Karly Germain, Lucy Felthouse, Nikka Michaels, Pelaam, Reviewed by Lana, Tamsin Baker, Tyler Robbins

Lana Gives Some Serious Love To “Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition”


“I’m all wolf, honey. One-hundred percent alpha bastard.” ― Moria Rogers


Title: Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition

Author: Anthology

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 252 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Strength. Power. Domination.

The shifters in our Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology have one thing in common—they won’t take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won’t let anyone stop them from claiming their men.

Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s claim?
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Mathew Ortiz, Reviewed by Lana, Self-Published

This Is One “Halestorm” You’ll Be Happy To Be Caught In – Reviewed by Lana


“Witches don’t look like anything. Witches are. Witches do.” ― Franny Billingsley


Title: Halestorm (Love and Salvage: Book Three)

Author: Mathew Ortiz

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 139 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Cursed, he must be cursed. Everything about Bumper Gaither drew Hale like a moth to a flame. When Bumper walked into the room, time stood still for Hale, and it took all he had not to scale Mount Bumper. Every fiber of Hale’s being wanted to throw himself into the big bear’s arms. There was one problem. Well not a problem, exactly. How was Hale gonna tell Bumper, that he was a witc…
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