4 Stars, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Traci, Riptide Publishing, Vanessa North

Love Rides The Perfect Wave In Vanessa North’s “Double Up”

Title: Double Up

Author: Vanessa North

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 130 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Knowing he’s loved can make any man fly.

Fifteen years ago, Ben Warren was a wakeboarding champion: king of big air, ballsy tricks, and boned grabs. Until a career-ending injury left him broken in ways he still has no hope of fixing. Now he takes his thrills where he can get them, and tries not to let life hurt too much. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Carol Lynne, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Traci, Totally Bound

Carol Lynne’s “Snake Charmer” Is Indeed A Charmer

Title: Snake Charmer (Cattle Valley #31)

Author: Carol Lynne

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 30000 Words

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Sometimes it takes finding an opposite to show us the beauty within ourselves.

When security consultant and ex-mercenary, Gabrielo ‘Snake’ Barbas, thwarts an attack of one of his co-workers, Riley Banks, he takes it upon himself to keep the smaller man safe. His job is made harder when he discovers the attacker is actually Riley’s ex-boyfriend, a ruthless man from a very wealthy and powerful family. Continue reading

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3.5 Stars, Cardeno C., Dreamspinner Press, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Traci

Two Men Find The Windows To Each Other’s Souls In Cardeno C.’s “In Your Eyes”

Title: In Your Eyes

Author: Cardeno C.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: A Book in the Mates Series

Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. Taking control comes easily to Samuel, but relating to people, including those he’s supposed to lead, is a constant challenge. Continue reading

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3.5 Stars, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Traci, T.A. Chase, Totally Bound

Opposites Attract In T.A. Chase’s “Anywhere Tequila Flows”

Title: Anywhere Tequila Flows (Rags to Riches #4)

Author: T.A. Chase

Publisher: Totally Bound

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Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Two men convinced they’ll never find love discover it in the least likely of places.
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4 Stars, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Traci, Self-Published, Silvia Violet

Two Men Fight Their Attraction In Silvia Violet’s “If Wishes Were Horses”

Title: If Wishes Were Horses

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 250 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Kenneth Carver had everything growing up except warmth and acceptance. When protecting his family’s name became more than he could bear, he came out as gay, sold his company, and bought a horse ranch. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, Ethan Stone, Reviewed by Traci, Totally Bound

Ethan Stone Delivers Some “Vegas Hustle” And A Great Story

Title: Vegas Hustle

Author: Ethan Stone

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 66 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: A business trip to Las Vegas becomes a life or death situation for a comic book fan.

Comic book geek Adam Brand is young, good-looking and wealthy. He’s also a virgin because he’s not skilled at picking up guys. While in Vegas with his friend Dean to finalize a real estate deal, he throws caution to the wind and hires a professional. Hustler Javier Campos is just Adam’s type and his first time is perfect.
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4.5 Stars, Bailey Bradford, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Reviewed by Traci, Totally Bound

A Man Acts Out His Fantasies In Bailey Bradford’s “Unexpected Places”

Title: Unexpected Places

Author: Bailey Bradford

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 28 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Love finds you in the most unexpected places.

Carter Hausemann loves his adventures in the great outdoors. He never feels as free and happy as he does when he’s hiking up a mountain or over a desert trail. After a childhood spent locked indoors, he craves the sunlight on his face and the blanket of moonlight.
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4.5 Stars, Reviewed by Traci, Riptide Publishing, SE Jakes

SE Jakes Is Off And “Running Wild” With The New Havoc Series


Title: Running Wild (Havoc #1)

Author: SE Jakes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 270 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Embrace the danger.

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.
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4.5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Traci, T.A. Webb

John Solo Gives Voice To T.A. Webb’s “Second Chances”


Title: Second Chances

Author: T.A. Webb

Narrator:: John Solo

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.
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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Lane Hayes, Reviewed by Traci

Tyler Stevens Brings Lane Hayes’s “Better Than Chance” To Life


“We don’t choose who we fall in love with, we only choose what we do about it.” ― Abdelrahman Ashraf Abuzied


Title: Better Than Chance

Author: Lane Hayes

Narrator:: Tyler Stevens

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 20 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Jay Reynolds has a crush on his project leader at work, but an office romance with Peter Morgan isn’t likely to happen since Peter is straight. Worse, Jay soon fears Peter is homophobic, and his initial infatuation turns to loathing. But one fateful night, Jay is forced to acknowledge things aren’t quite as they seem with Peter. Suddenly, his crush is back and unbelievably, Peter is interested too.
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4.5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Lane Hayes, Reviewed by Traci

Lane Hayes’s Better Than Series Continues When Two Men Become “Better Than Friends”


“Love is friendship set on fire.” – Jeremy Taylor


Title: Better Than Friends (Better Than #3)

Author: Lane Hayes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 216 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: When Curt Townsend, a successful young DC lawyer, attends his first gay wedding, he doesn’t expect anything more than a great evening out spent celebrating two lucky guys willing to commit to one another. He certainly doesn’t anticipate meeting someone like Jack Farinelli. Fourteen years Curt’s senior, Jack owns two businesses: a gay bar and a motorcycle shop. He’s gorgeous and self-assured, but Curt is positive they have nothing in common.
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3 Stars, Amber Allure, Reviewed by Traci, Shawn Lane

A Man Can’t Outrun His Past In Shawn Lane’s “Beyond the Norm”


“Truth is hard-hearted and unrelenting, too clear, precise.” ― Dejan Stojanovic


Title: Beyond the Norm

Author: Shawn Lane

Publisher: Amber Allure

Pages/Word Count: 99 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

**Warning: This Review Contains Spoilers**

Blurb: Dave Johnson is closing up his bar in the early hours of the morning when he rescues a young Goth who identifies himself only as Kyle. When Dave realizes Kyle has nowhere to go, he offers to let the young man stay at his place.
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5 Stars, Amy Lane, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Traci

Sean Crisden’s Narration Makes Amy Lane’s “Ethan in Gold” A Must Have – Reviewed by Traci


“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” ― Aberjhani


Title: Ethan in Gold (Johnnies: Book Three)

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Sean Crisden

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 10 Hours, 46 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants – comradeship and physical contact on trade -and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He’s sure of it.
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4 Stars, Hatchette Books, Nyrae Dawn, Reviewed by Traci

Two Men Fight For Love In Nyrae Dawn’s “Rush” – Reviewed by Traci


“There is no one that can make me look into their eyes and see the rest of my life. Only you.” ― Airicka Phoenix


Title: Rush

Author: Nyrae Dawn

Publisher: Hatchette Book Group

Pages/Word Count: 273 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: For the love of the game.

Brandon Chase has always defined himself by one thing: football. Tough and athletic, he is a great college player who enjoys the hard hits and the sweaty grind of the gridiron. But when Brandon is injured, only one person can help him get back on track-a forbidden love he’s desperately tried to put behind him.
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4 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Mary Calmes, Reviewed by Traci

Traci Recommends Mary Calmes’s “But For You” – Narrated by Finn Sterling


“I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.” ― John Green


Title: But For You (A Matter of Time: Book Six)

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator:: Finn Sterling

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 18 Minutes

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Blurb: Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him-it’s settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory’s days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.
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4 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Mary Calmes, Reviewed by Traci

Traci Recommends Giving “Parting Shot” A Listen


“Remember that you don’t owe anyone an apology. You are who you are, you have no choice, and that is beautiful.” ― Emy Storey


Title: Parting Shot (AMoT: Book 7)

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator:: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours, 2 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Life has never been easy for Duncan Stiel. His childhood was the stuff of nightmares, and his day job as an undercover police officer forces him to hide his true self and occasionally lands him in the hospital. So when he finally meets the perfect man, it comes as no surprise that everything falls apart around him. What Duncan doesn’t expect is that the hardest hurdle to get over before he can make a life with Aaron Sutter is the one inside himself.
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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Lane Hayes, Reviewed by Traci

Tyler Stevens Narrates This One So Much “Better Than Good” – Reviewed by Traci


“People are too complicated to have simple labels.” ― Philip Pullman


Title: Better Than Good

Author: Lane Hayes

Narrator:: Tyler Stevens

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 6 Hours, 5 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he’s ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.
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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Mary Calmes, Reviewed by Traci

Traci Recommends Giving Mary Calmes’s “Acrobat” A Good Listening To


“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell


Title: Acrobat

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator: Sean Crisden

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Length: 6 hours, 34 minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Forty-five-year-old English professor Nathan Qells is very good at making people feel important. What he’s not very good at is sticking around afterward. He’s a nice guy; he just doesn’t feel things the way other people do. So even after all the time he’s spent taking care of Michael, the kid across the hall, he doesn’t realize that Michael’s mob muscle uncle and guardian, Andreo Fiore, has slowly been falling in love with him.
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