5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, J.H. Knight, Reviewed by Taz

Review: The Last Thing He Needs by J.H. Knight

Title: The Last Thing He Needs

Author: J.H. Knight

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Tommy O’Shea is raising his seven younger brothers and sisters without any help from his drug abusing father and stepmother. Since he was fifteen years old, he’s managed to keep the children fed and out of foster care. It takes up every ounce of his energy and the last thing he needs is romance complicating his life further. Continue reading

2 Stars, CJane Elliott, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Taz, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

Review: Stepping Through by CJane Elliott

Title: Stepping Through

Author: CJane Elliott

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 52 Pages

Rating: 2 Stars

Blurb: Cameron Wheeler’s life is all mapped out: he’ll finish business school, return home to Vermont, get a job, and marry his high-school girlfriend. He’s packed away what he really wants—a career as a musician—because he knows it’s never going to happen. But Cameron’s well-planned life is turned upside down when he walks into a musty jewelry shop in LA and meets the mysterious Apollo, who tells him to “follow his soul, not his past.” Apollo’s magical presence spurs Cameron to discover and follow his true path, in life and in love. Continue reading

5 Stars, Eden Winters, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Taz, Rocky Ridge Books

Review: Diversion (2nd Edition) by Eden Winters

Title: Diversion (2nd Edition)

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: There are good guys, bad guys, and then there’s Lucky.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind, doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he’ll be a free man–after he trains his replacement. Continue reading

2.5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Mari Evans, Reviewed by Taz

It’s A May/December Romance At The Heart of Mari Evans’ “Trusting Love”

Title: Trusting Love

Author: Mari Evans

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Blurb: Laurie Stallon isn’t like other high schoolers. After suffering years of abuse at his father’s hands, he now lives in a foster care facility and finds solace volunteering at the local animal shelter. Laurie’s had to grow up fast, and even though his eighteenth birthday is still weeks away, he’s more adult than most adults he knows. When he meets Dr. Sam Davies, the new shelter veterinarian, the attraction is instant. They become friends at work, but Laurie knows Sam will never go for someone like him. No matter how Laurie tries to prove his maturity to Sam, Sam continues to reject him as too young. Continue reading

4 Stars, Angel Martinez, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Taz, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

Angel Martinez Brings Romance and Sci-Fi Together In “Gravitational Attraction”

Title: Gravitational Attraction

Author: Angel Martinez

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 266 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: A mysterious distress call draws the crew of courier ship Hermes to what appears to be an empty, drifting troop vessel–empty except for the blood and gore spattered corridors and a lone survivor locked in a holding cell. Drawn to the handsome, traumatized man, the crew’s comm officer, Isaac Ozawa, makes Turk his personal responsibility, offering him the kindness and warmth he needs after the horror he experienced. Continue reading

5 Stars, Nikki McCoy, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Taz, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

Nikki McCoy Scores A Hit With “Crimson Mate”

Title: Crimson Mate

Author: Nikki McCoy

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 356 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: A centuries-old feud has pitted Ba’Kal—shifters—against Vam’kir—vampires. Quinn has suffered the pain of the ongoing contention in ways that no man ever should. Once the respected son of the Vam’kir king, his life was forever altered the day his father realized a truth of which even Quinn was unaware.

As the Ba’Kal ruler, it is up to Manning to seek justice for the vicious attacks the Vam’kir have perpetrated against his kind, but his very beliefs are called into question when he discovers that his mate is also his enemy. To keep Quinn safe, he must learn to trust in the impossible—that love might exist beyond boundaries—for failure means the end of his future and that of the rest of his race. Continue reading

3 Stars, Erotica, Less Than Three Press, Michael War, Reviewed by Taz

Michael War’s “Roommate Adventures” Is A Light And Sexy Read

Title: Roommate Adventures

Author: Michael War

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Pages/Word Count: 41 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: Danny has decided it’s time to make his life drama free, and he’s going to start with his living arrangements. The strife caused by a previous roommate is not something he aims to repeat. His plans are neatly shattered, however, when the new roommate arrives. Javier is exactly the kind of temptation he was hoping to avoid—and with him comes a whole new set of problems that leave Danny helpless as to who he really wants. Continue reading

2.5 Stars, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Jeff Erno, New Adult, Reviewed by Taz

Love Overcomes All Obstacles In Jeff Erno’s “Two Dumb Jocks”

Title: Two Dumb Jocks (Dumb Jock: Book Five)

Author: Jeff Erno

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 210 Pages

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Blurb: Rejected by his family for coming out, Bryan Helverson boards a plane for Tampa, Florida, where he plans to attend college. Brett and Jeff’s family embrace him when he arrives, and his new “brothers,” Adam and Trevor, help him assimilate into the community. Continue reading

Bryan Keating, Charlie Cochet, GayRomLit, Jason Lloyd, Jay Northcote, Katey Hawthorne, Kiernan Kelly, Lou Hoffmann, Mari Evans, Peter Monn, Reviewed by Taz, Rhys Ford, Rick R. Reed, Sneak Peek, Thianna D, Wade Kelly

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week And An Intro To Our Newest Reviewer

Happy Sunday, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! We’ve just closed out another great seven days of author visits, giveaways and reviews. And, guess what? Well, we’ve got an equally outstanding week just waiting to get underway.

In addition to all the that, I’m also thrilled to introduce the newest member of our review team, Taz! He comes to us with plenty of reviewing experience, so without further ado, here’s the man himself:


Taz_TNATaz: The largest carnivorous marsupial in the world is characterized by its stocky and muscular build, broad head, pungent odor, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell and apparent ferocity when feeding. That’s me! Voracious lover of romance, I keep a wealth of good books in my pouch to keep my appetite satisfied. But when I read, it’s with a hunger. So bring on the stories. I can’t get enough of ‘em. Oh, but I don’t have a pungent odor…or so I’m told.


Having met him in person, I can vouch for him…he does not stink in any way!

Now, have a look at what’s in store, and be sure to stay tuned for more reviews and the chance to win some great prizes.


MondayRhys Ford kicks off the week with an exclusive Cover Reveal and Excerpt from the forthcoming Down and Dirty

Jason Lloyd also helps us start the week off on the Queer Dirty Laundry Blog Tour

Tuesday – Today brings us another Cover Reveal and Giveaway from Lou Hoffmann, author of the YA fantasy novel Key of Behilseth

Bryan Keating also joins us today on the Paused Blog Tour, with a Guest Post and Giveaway

WednesdayKatey Hawthorne is back today for another Countdown to GRL Celebration Guest Post

ThursdayCharlie Cochet pops in today with a Cover Reveal of her upcoming historical romance, A Rose by Any Other Name

Wade Kelly is also our guest today with a guest post on the Names Can Never Hurt Me Blog Tour

This month’s installment of Rick R. Reed: True Confessions will be a short exposé on his upcoming novel Husband Hunters

FridayJay Northcote joins us today with an exclusive excerpt and giveaway on the Nothing Special Blog Tour

SaturdayMari Evans joins us on the Trusting Love Blog Tour and Giveaway

Kiernan Kelly is also here today with a Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention Interview

Sunday – We’ve got an Exclusive Excerpt from Thianna D’s Breathe Each Other In

Peter Monn is also our guest on The Before Now and After Then Blog Tour

And that rounds out the week ahead. Until next week, happy reading!