Review: “Dark Silence” by Katze Snow & Susanna Hays

TITLE: Dark Silence
AUTHOR: Katze Snow & Susanna Hays
SERIES: The Bound Subject
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer
GENRE: Dark; Erotica; Thriller
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 288 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 29,2017
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book
  

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Fans of FLESH CARTEL will enjoy reading this book because it is ALL kinds of messed up. Not a romance. Humanity does not belong here.

Claude Galen was brought into this world to train slaves, not to want them.

When his latest victim, a twenty-one-year-old boy named Tristan Kade, begins to see Claude for who he truly is, only one thing can be done to stop Tristan from escaping: punish him.

Trapped in a padded white room with no windows or doors, all Tristan can do to stay alive in this world is to obey Professor Galen.

Submit to him.

Yield. Break.

But what happens when Tristan’s body is trained to work against him? When he starts to crave the pleasure instead of fear it? When he begins to see the man behind the monster?

Warning: This story is DARK. It is not intended for those who are seeking a happily ever after. This psychological, erotic MM thriller is meant for those who enjoy the darker side of life. It is NOT a romance and it contains graphic scenes of sexual torture in which some may find upsetting. Other possible triggers include abduction, torture, non con, manipulation, and enslavement. Please consider these warnings before entering the professor’s world.


WARNING. This is a very dark book about kidnapping, torture, brainwashing and this is not for everyone.

Now, with that said, if you like very dark reads with hot sex, then I recommend this book. These authors are very dark and twisted in the way they tell a story. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but let me tell you, I’m a bit twisted because I loved it.

Claude went through excruciating training by his own father to train slaves. He was raised with this theory that his father had that can change a person into someone totally different by torturing them and make them a better person in the end. Claude has known nothing else, and he does his best to impress his father. Claude has finally worked hard enough and gets his own boy to train.

Tristan is a video geek and travels to go to a gaming convention. He tells his aunt he’s going to check out a college. He was sought out for this college, so he agrees to go meet the professor, then will go to the convention. Well, when Tristan meets the professor, he doesn’t realize he will never make it to the convention. Instead, he’s kidnapped and put in a white room with no windows and is kept there for days. Tristan’s life will never be the same.

Claude knew he wanted Tristan from the first time he saw him. He has been obsessed with getting this boy and doing things right this time. Yes, this isn’t his first. Claude had another, but it ended badly as Claude let himself have feelings and dad took care of that situation after the escape attempt.

Tristan is finally released from this white room of hell, but the rest of the torture that this young man endures is unspeakable. But, after a while, Tristan craves Claude’s touch. Can this theory be true? Will Tristan ever be able to escape or, the better question, will he want to?

Can Claude keep this boy from escaping? Will Tristan submit to this evil man? Will they each accept their roles and be ok with who they are in the end? This is not a love story and does not promote happiness. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I got angry, felt empathy and want more.

***I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Patterns Revealed” by Suede Delray

TITLE: Patterns Revealed
AUTHOR: Suede Delray
SERIES: Patterns
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Martine Jardin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Erotic
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 148 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 – e-book
  

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Dominick has recovered from his injuries but is still on suspension from the force. This hasn’t deterred him from wanting to solve the Regis murders. Some information from his sister prompts Dominick and Rob to take a weekend trip to Boston. What they don’t know is that the killer is watching.


Patterns Revealed is a continuation from book two of the series so can’t be read as a stand-alone. It starts off almost exactly where More Patterns finished.

Dominick and Rob are heading to Boston to follow up on information about a murder similar to the one that Dominick was investigating. Dominick believes that there are too many similarities to the other murder for it not to have been the same person. But the problem is that someone already confessed to the older murder, and is currently in a psychiatric hospital after being sentenced and trying to kill himself. Rob and Dominick manage to go to the house the murder was committed in by pretending they’re interested in buying it. Inside the house, they find that it’s been left in the same condition as it was just after the crime tape had been removed. There are still blood stains on the carpets, and the faint outline of the blood writing on the wall can be seen. Rob gets a creepy vibe from the house and doesn’t like being there, especially after finding that someone has been sleeping in the basement and that there’s also a rat problem. When they head outside to meet up with the realtor again, Rob sees a face at the window, they go back inside only to find a message for Dominick written in rat’s blood on the wall. They return to New York where Dominick is placed back in charge of the investigation. Dominick and his partner Betty continue their hunt for the killer who likes nothing more than to taunt them by leaving little clues and messages for Dominick. But they soon discover that the killer has been watching them for quite some time, and he knows more about Dominick, his family and their lives than they could ever have imagined.

The Martindale Institute also has a new intake, a 13-year-old boy named Logan, who was found working as a prostitute and addicted to crack cocaine and heroin. Rob can’t help but form an attachment to the boy because he sees a lot of himself in Logan and what he’s been through. Logan’s longing for a loving home and family and Rob’s protective, caring nature means that Rob will do whatever it takes to try and help Logan.

What can I say, this book was fascinating. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time while reading it, and was so engrossed in the story that I forgot the rest of the world existed for the few hours it took me to finish. This book’s definitely been my favourite by this author, it was the perfect conclusion to the murder investigation, and the unveiling of the identity of the killer was done brilliantly. I’m so glad I stuck with this series and characters.

***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Power Play” by A.J. Marcus

 TITLE: Power Play
AUTHOR: A.J. Marcus
SERIES: Dragon Elite
PUBLISHER: Extasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Paranormal; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 84 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 26, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book $5.25 -paperback
  

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Can an average man end up landing one of the hottest dragons in Denver?

Naga Industries wasn’t Calvin’s first choice of a place to intern. It wasn’t even his tenth. But when every other internship spot is taken, he finds himself at the mercy of Draeke Lindwurm and he’s way over his head.

Draeke doesn’t want an intern, but his go-to man is threatening to revolt if he doesn’t get them both some help. Calvin is everything Draeke doesn’t like in men. He’s too young, too average, never on time, doesn’t dress well, and worst of all Calvin is human which makes things complicated between them when he becomes a pawn in a power play with the world’s dragon elite.


I love powerful dragon stories, and this author did not disappoint. I so want to have a dragon fall in love with me and take me flying and then make love to me *daydreaming*. This is the first time reading this author, and I definitely look forward to reading more. Better yet, I can’t wait to read book 2 of this series.

Draeke is a dragon that runs Naga Industries in Denver. He’s happy with the way things are going but his sidekick, Arach, threatens him if he doesn’t get them some help. Draeke doesn’t want an intern, but he must make Arach happy. And the workload is heavy. Most of Draeke’s employees are fellow dragons, and he likes it that way. He definitely does not want the human intern that’s coming to start work.

Calvin is a human going to intern at Naga Industries, and he’s already running late for his first day. He’s greeted by Arach and is already warned he may not make it through his first day. He’s not sure if Draeke is gay, but he thinks it might help if he flirts his way to his heart. He’s trying to be helpful, but nothing seems to matter. He can’t seem to get on the good side of his boss.

As the intern, he has to go on a business trip with his boss. On the flight, Calvin learns that Draeke is gay, but it’s made clear that Calvin is not Draeke’s type. This is not good for his ego, but he’s there to do a job. When the job gets ambushed, and Calvin is kidnapped, it’s then that Draeke realizes that this intern has gotten under his tough dragon skin. The dragon world is being hit at all angles, and the tiger pack is out for blood.

What is the tiger’s motive? Will Calvin survive the torture he has to endure? Will Draeke be able to save Calvin and tell him how he really feels? These are all the questions I was asking myself. And guess what? I had to read it to get my answers, as you will have to do the same. Enjoy this book.

***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Enrapture 2 Noah’s Tryst” by Pierce Smith

TITLE: Enrapture 2 Noah’s Tryst
AUTHOR: Pierce Smith
SERIES: Enrapture
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Kimberly Cortez & Julie Beckford
GENRE: Paranormal; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 286 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2017
PRICE: $3.49 – e-book
  

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BA sexy and spicy sequel to our sizzling saga of Noah and Ethan’s story.
Someone has been suspiciously sinful, but who can blame him? Our lusty lads, Noah and Ethan, are led into licentiousness, by a libertine of a spooky spirit.
Driven by Noah’s desire to protect his partner, Ethan, from this depraved demon, Noah enlists the talents of a Paranormal professional to solve his elemental problems and we meet the mysterious Marvel but is he a Master or Masquerade? Friend or Foe? Specialist or Spurious?
As they deal with despondency and despair, testosterone and tears, in determining their destinies to be loyally loving and tenderly together. Resentment runs rampant and as the intensity increases, it adds fuel to the fire. Will the deceit be discovered before it destroys? Will they be rewarded with retribution or repercussions? Will the truth be triumphant and the visitor vanquished?


This is the second book of the series, and I do recommend you read the first book to get the basis for this book. This author has a way of pulling you into the paranormal world in such an erotic way. He had me thinking that a ghost might be fun, but then I kept reading.

So, Noah and Ethan are lovers and live together. They are very happy with each other and can’t seem to get enough of each other’s bodies. They have great chemistry as we learned in the last book. But, Ian the ghost, loves messing with them. He gets to Noah in a sexual manner and gets to Ethan on an emotional level. It’s all fun and games for Noah until he realizes that Ian is making Ethan question their relationship and he becomes fearful of losing his true love.

This is where Dan, Noah’s work buddy comes in, and he learns all this crazy paranormal stuff from Noah. Low and behold, Dan knows Uncle Marvel, a man that communicates with the paranormal. I absolutely love this character. Marvel is a different character because he can follow these spirits with his mind and be where they are and see what’s going on. He’s good looking and charismatic, and Dan is head over heels for him.

My heart goes out the Ethan because Ian has him believing that Noah is being unfaithful. But, how Ethan deals with all this is soooooo hot and sexy. Eventually, Noah figures it out and asks Marvel and Dan for help. This is where more spirits come after him, and these are not friendly at all.

This book really encompasses the characters in this second part of the series. It left me with a bit of a cliffhanger, so I wait for part three. Good job Pierce and could you hurry up with that please? LOL. A good read.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “How I Hurt” by Bazan Kay

TITLE: How I Hurt
AUTHOR: Bazan Kay
SERIES: The Temuba Stories
PUBLISHER: Sugarbones
COVER ARTIST: Bazan Kay
GENRE: Abuse; Dark; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 111 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 27, 2016
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book
  

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Pirates off the coast of a dangerous tropical island have captured Riley Geller and his friends. There is no end to their cruelty — especially once they discover that Riley is an immortal. Riley’s pain becomes a journey, one that is artfully orchestrated by his warden: an infamous, stoic assassin with a few secrets of his own. It is up to Riley to master his own suffering and discover his greater purpose in life, even if it costs him everything he’s ever known.

“My colleagues believe that you like it when they hurt you,” Chavez said.

“Sick fucks,” Riley croaked, but he was breathing too hard with excitement and betrayed himself. He knew Chavez could pick out the light in his eyes. It was like a second wind. Riley tried to move again, so Chavez pressed the hand on his chest down harder, disturbing his fractured ribs.

“I’ve made a small fortune off addicts of all kinds,” Chavez continued. Once again, Riley was captured by his stare, pinned and motionless, unable to look away from his dark eyes. “I know one when I see one.”


Warning. I feel I must give readers a warning that this is not BDSM. This story is about human trafficking and the extreme abuse and beatings that go along with that. This is definitely a dark, paranormal, horror read with some erotica. I am not saying any of this to deter readers from reading this story, but as I am one that lives the BDSM lifestyle, I don’t want readers thinking that this is that kind of story.

With that being said, the author did an incredible job with the reality of human trafficking. An American group of friends were kidnapped by pirates and taken to the island Temuba. We meet Chavez, who is like the ringleader of the group and a true anarchist king. Chavez and his men are excited about the money they will get for this group of people they have.

One of the captives, the runt of the group, Riley, was the boogeyman’s brother. Chavez was very adamant that he not be marked up at all. The boogeyman is Gringo Loco, and everyone is afraid of him. Riley is set on escaping with his friend, Adam. The story that follows is gruesome. There is brutal beatings that Riley has to deal with that are so realistic and sent chills through me.

There’s a lot to the story, and I don’t want to give too much to away. My heart went out to Riley, and I found myself holding my breath on more than one occasion. If this is your kind of read, you will enjoy the reality this author brings.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Come and Get Me” by Nicholas Bella

TITLE: Come and Get Me
AUTHOR: Nicholas Bella
SERIES: Odin Chronicles
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Nicholas Bella
GENRE: Dark, Erotica, Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 151 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 – e-book / $8.99 – paperback
  

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Noel: I’m finally free and able to patrol my own territory without Marco being by my side. I really appreciated everything he’s taught me, what can I say… that big, brutal bastard grew on me. However, before I can embark on my new life as a General, I have to fulfill a debt my Father owes to the dragon king, Evander. This should be interesting. At least I’m not going alone. Dante, newly-mated to Josef, will be going with me.

Elijah: Today is the day our plan finally comes to fruition. I’m praying that everything falls into place just as we have designed it to. But you never know with these sort of operations. Humans can be as unpredictable as supes. I do know one thing, Deacon better come and get me.

Vex: As a reward for my loyalty and service, my King has given me permission to pick the human I want to have turned into a werewolf. I’ve had my eye on the perfect guy, too. Whether he wants to be a wolf or not doesn’t matter to me. Once it’s done and he’s mine, he’ll learn to heel and obey.

Kendrick: It’s been a long time coming with years of strategic planning, from the night I killed my Alpha to the day I killed the dragon king, making me a ruler in my own league. I’ve had my eye on the Odin Colony for over a decade, but I knew I needed to wait until the right moment came to strike. They should fear me, because when the dust settles and the streets are flowing with blood, I will be standing victorious.

Warning: This series is highly addictive, and fans have complained that it’s all they can think about, oftentimes re-reading each book until their next fix. Be further warned: This serial contains strong adult content not meant for sensitive eyes as each episode will be filled with dark, twisted, raunchy and steamy scenes between powerful, sexy men that will either offend you or get ya revved up. This series will not be pulling any punches, and it won’t apologize for hurting your feelings, either. You’ll find no fluff and ruffles here. The vampires are not misunderstood, hopeless romantics looking for love. The werewolves are not cute and cuddly and the dragons aren’t the ones from your childhood. This is NOT a romance


As usual, this author has sucked me into his dark, erotic and unapologetic paranormal world. If you have not read Nicholas before, I strongly suggest you start with The New Haven Series. This is where it all began. This is a new season of the series, and you will want to understand everything up until now. This author has created a world of vampires, werewolves and dragons and it’s not a world for the weak. There’s a no holds barred with this author and if you’re offended easily, by all means, look elsewhere. But, if you like dark, taboo, M/M sexual paranormal and forceful situations, then grab hold of the seat of your pants and enjoy the journey.

Theoden’s boys are taking to their new roles beautifully and are just as sexy as ever. Noel and Dante have a hot date with the Dragon King, Evander, and holy hell. This ménage is super-hot and sexy and had me panting. This happens before the mating of Josef and Dante is to happen. Deacon and Elijah are getting ready for the day they’ve been planning to take over the wolf territories. Elijah is hoping everything goes as planned with Dominic’s human gang and that his mate, Deacon, shows up for him. I really missed all my boys and was happy to get caught up with them. But, there are new and exciting new characters to meet.

Meet Vex, a dragon, which is one of King Evander’s right-hand men. He has been a very loyal dragon and has been given the gift of a human. He has his choice of any human to turn into a werewolf and to be his little puppy. Vex has the perfect man, Isaiah, and brings him home to begin the change. You see, dragon venom will kill a human but not a werewolf, so Vex will have his way with his new pet and will enjoy every last minute of it. He will train him to please Vex whether he wants to or not.

Then there’s Kendrick who has already killed his alpha. Now, he’s waiting for the perfect moment to kill King Evander. Once he does this, he believes he will rule all the worlds of the paranormal. Kendrick can cause some real problems, BUT I do not believe he’s as prepared as he thinks. He has no clue to the strength of Theoden’s boys or the rest of the pack’s alphas. He also has his right-hand man, Monroe. I love Monroe, and I hope he you do too. He’s flamboyant and adorable.

Of course, Nicholas has left me wanting the next episode, and like a good little reader, I will wait as patiently as I can. He loves to make us readers suffer just like his characters. I warn you now, you may want to alone with yourself to read this book. ENJOY

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Lock and Key” by Z. Allora

TITLE: Lock and Key
AUTHOR: Z. Allora
SERIES: Entwined Dreams
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: K-Koji
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; BDSM; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 300 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book / $17.99 -paperback
  

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Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.

Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.

After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.

Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.


Lock and Key’s the first book in the Entwined Dreams series which is a spinoff of her Dark Angels series. I was not aware of this when I read the book, and it didn’t have any impact on my love of this book. It was a standalone book. The author Z. Allora did a great job of explaining all of the characters in the book, and I never felt like I was missing out on some much-needed information. That being said, I did love the supporting characters enough that I will be reading the Dark Angel series so that I can get to know them even better.

I loved the cover for Lock and Key, and the blurb did its job and made me intrigued enough to read it. This is my first book by Z. Allora, but it most definitely will not be the last. I already have on my TBR the second book in the series Secured and Free. I loved the way the book was written, and I personally loved all of Zach’s inner monologs. Yes, there were a lot of them, and they were repetitive, but I enjoyed them. I also enjoyed all of the details about the BDSM lifestyle and the different types of relationships. I liked that Z. Allora touched on the importance of contracts and safewords and the difference between consensual vs. abuse. The book also had complex characters, and the story had plenty of hot steamy scenes and angst. I did find a couple of editing errors, but they didn’t detract from the story.

Zach knew from a young age that he was attracted to the BDSM lifestyle and wanted to be a part of it. He was kicked out of the house by his mom for his perverse proclivities, and so he goes to live with his older brother Dusty and becomes a roadie for his brother’s band. Zach prefers to work behind the scenes and falls head over heels for Andrew, who he meets for the first time backstage. He instantly knows that he wants to be Andrew’s sub. However, Zach is only 18 and Andrew rejects Zach’s advances because he is too young and also their brothers are dating, and he doesn’t want to jeopardize their relationship. Zach is devastated and does something stupid that he never wants to happen again. He does find a club called Entwined that does workshops and classes to learn about the lifestyle that he wants to be a part of and over the next 3 years learns enough to become a sought-after Dom. He figures that if he can’t have what he wants, then he will focus on giving other subs what they want and becomes a bit of a matchmaker. When the club hosts their first ever “Are you Dom enough to sub” event, he figures that he might be able to finally get what he wants.

Andrew, aka Drew a nickname given by Zach, has always wanted Zach but the timing wasn’t right when they first met. Andrew’s long-term relationship was just ending, and he didn’t want Zach to regret having a relationship with him. And he also didn’t want to jeopardize his brother’s relationship. With the ending of his long-term relationship, he is finally free to explore his Dom tendencies, and he becomes a member of Entwined. Over the years he has had to watch Zach work his way up in the club to become a favorite of the subs. And it is slowly killing him inside. When he hears that Zach is going to be participating in the “Are you Dom enough to be a sub” event, he’s thrilled that he will finally get his chance to be with Zach. And now that all of the reasons that kept them apart when Zach was 18 no longer apply, they might have a chance at a relationship.

Both Andrew and Zach will have to find the courage to work out their problems and be honest about what they want.

I thought this was a great book for readers that are new to BDSM. It was a great romance story.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Patterns” by Suede Delray

TITLE: Patterns
AUTHOR: Suede Delray
SERIES: Patterns
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Martine Jardin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 136 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 – e-book/ $6.00 – paperback
  

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Ever since he’d met Dominick Cortez unexpectedly on the subway, Rob had been gripped by powerful memories. The intense feelings of desire he felt as soon as Dominick spoke his name, had taken him completely by surprise. He was perplexed. After all, he’d moved on, hadn’t he?

A homicide detective, Dominick’s marriage to his job had saved him, helping him to leave his feelings for Rob in the past. Or so he’d thought. Then he ran into Rob on his way to work. But ever since their impromptu meeting, Dominick couldn’t stop thinking about the past. Then a suspect in a murder investigation leads Dominick to the Martindale Institute, the very place Rob Dewhurst works.


This is the first book I have read by new-to-me author Suede Delray. I think it helps that the first book you read by a new author is also the first of a series or stand-alone, as it really gives you a feel for their writing style and storytelling, and what to expect for future releases. In this case, there were some things I really enjoyed, and some things that slightly irked me, but I’ll get to that soon enough.

The story centres around the two main characters, Rob Dewhurst and Dominick Cortez. Rob is the recently promoted assistant director of the Martindale Youth Detention Centre, he lives with Kyle his boyfriend of seven years. Dominick is a detective with the local Police force, he’s single and isn’t interested in being in a relationship. Rob and Dominick have a history together, and its big. They first met around 13 years earlier when Rob was working as a dancer/prostitute at a club called Mirror Palace, which was owned by Dominick’s uncle and Rob’s boss/pimp, Danny. Rob was a homeless teen, selling himself on the streets when Danny found him and took him in. He offered Rob food to eat and a place to stay, Rob earned his keep by sleeping with the men Danny set up for him. Dominick comes from a powerful Italian mafia family, but when his father found out he was gay, Dominick was cast out. He then became a police officer as he didn’t want to follow in the family footsteps. To his father, this was the ultimate betrayal, and they didn’t speak again. When another crime family began making moves to take over the family territory, Dominick went to his uncle’s club to try and talk him into getting word to his father to get the women and children in the family out of town to safety. He first noticed Rob dancing on a platform next to the bar in the club, and as he moved to go to the the stairs to get to his uncle’s office, they accidentally collided. This was the moment that changed everything for both men. From there, they became closer and started a relationship. Rob went to college with Dominick’s support and got the job at the detention centre, but then there was a big fight, where things were said, and which left both men with broken hearts. Rob and Dominick had not seen each other in 12 years when another accidental meeting brings them together again and into each other lives. Both men soon discover that the feelings from 12 years ago are still as strong as they were, and maybe together was how they were meant to be, and this was just another little push in the right direction by fate.

So, on to my thoughts. I really liked the plot of the story, I found it really interesting and entertaining, and I read the book through in one sitting because I was excited to see what was going to happen next. I liked how the author integrated the other characters and showed us Rob and Dominick’s back story, while still keeping a nice flow to the book. Now for the little things that let the book down a little. This may just be an issue of mine because I am very picky and notice things that a lot of people would probably let go, but to me, they stick and I just can’t seem to forget them once they’ve been seen. The first issue was that when Rob and Dominick meet in the club, we are told it was 2004, and a Lady GaGa song was playing when Dominick walked in. I may be wrong, but I’m sure Lady GaGa wasn’t around at this time, and it was a few more years before she was well known enough to have her songs played in clubs. Also, when Dominick’s detective partner Betty is discussing how he knows Rob, she asks if it was the same Rob from the club massacre in 2005, when again we’ve already been told it happened in 2004. There were also a couple of minor spelling mistakes, but these weren’t really much of an issue as the factual errors.

Overall, I did enjoy the book even with the little bugbear’s, and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series because the characters and story have caught my attention and peaked my interest, and I feel like I need to follow their journey to see what adventure the next part of their lives takes me on.

I will warn you though that there are multiple occasions when cheating either takes place or is mentioned, so if this is something that is a no go area for you, then it may best best to give this book a miss.

***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “The Hard Boys: Alien Abduction” by Ian Cadena

TITLE: The Hard Boys: Alien Abduction
AUTHOR: Ian Cadena
SERIES: The Hard Boys
PUBLISHER: IaNSANE Productions
COVER ARTIST: IaNSANE Productions
GENRE: Paranormal; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 139 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2016
PRICE: $2.99 e-book
  

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Ethan & Justin Hard, along with their best friend Sparky, have formed Enigma Investigations to search out paranormal activity.
Case 1.
When their first potential…and adorable…client experiences missing time after a UFO sighting the Hard boys are all too eager to jump on his case. Will the Hard boys be able to solve what happened during his lapse of time?


I have to say I had a lot of fun reading this author. He has a fun and adventurous way of telling this story. This is the first installment of The Hard Boys.

In this wonderful Scooby Doo adventure, you start off meeting Justin and Ethan. They love being gay, and they love messing with their best straight friend, Sparky. Justin and Ethan have this wonderful chemistry among them, but they won’t let their emotions get involved. These characters bring so much to this book. There is humor, adventure, sexual lingo that was even new to me and hot sex.

These three characters started Enigma Investigations in the city of Mysteria. As Justin and Ethan finish a hot sex session, Sparky knocks on the door. Of course, they answer the door naked, and Sparky is fifty sheets of red. He tells them they have their first customer coming over. This is where we meet Brandon. Brandon claims to have been abducted by aliens. When Brandon shows up, Justin and Ethan are in instant lust. The thing is, Justin was straight before being abducted, and now he wants nothing more than to have these two men. The things Brandon can do since his abduction drives the two men mad. They didn’t even imagine the things being done to them.

Justin and Ethan go investigate where Brandon said he was abducted and hit a motorcycle. So they think. They are abducted along with the guy from the motorcycle. The things they witness this homophobic motorcyclist go through is so intense and hot at the same time. These aliens really know how to have a good time. Meanwhile, at home, Sparky is questioning the way he’s feeling towards Brandon. Sparky has always been straight, but he cannot deny his attraction to Brandon.

While this book is a fun and sexy read, it also carries a powerful message. The way this author carries this message through this story is amazing. I find it that in today’s time, we still have to worry about homophobes the way we still do. It shouldn’t take aliens coming to earth to teach everyone to let everyone love and live as they are. But, since we’re not there, as of yet, then enjoy this adventure.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves extremely naughty MM action, loves to laugh and wants to learn new sexual terms and descriptions. I can’t wait to read more of this author.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Demon Heat” by Noah Harris

TITLE: Demon Heat
AUTHOR: Noah Harris
SERIES: City of Sinners
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
COVER ARTIST: –
GENRE: Paranormal; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 390 pages
RELEASE DATE:April 21, 2017
PRICE: $1.24 -e-book / $14.99 –paperback
  

BLURB:

It’s summer in the city.

July 1977: New York is sweltering under a record-breaking heat wave. Tensions run high, crime is rampant, and the city seems to be falling apart.

For new arrival Richard Miller, it is both heaven and hell. He has a loving boyfriend, a budding career as a nude model, and a comfortable place in the city’s vibrant gay community. But he knows it is all being threatened by sinister forces that he has not been able to defeat. The cult that tried to seduce him into the occult world is still after him, and Richard’s visions of the seductive demons that want to possess his body become stronger by the day. They threaten to destroy his relationship, his health, and his sanity.

Will Richard give in and become a slave to his temptations, or can he resist the powers of darkness threatening not only himself but his entire community?

Find out in this steamy gay paranormal romance. Can you handle the heat?


jologooptimummThis is the solidly researched and cleverly written City of Sinners, Book Two, by Noah Harris, which is turning out to be a brave, dark, twisted, genre-busting series. Yes, it’s an M/M Romance, it’s also historical, erotic and paranormal, but more than that, it’s a complex occult offering, of the kind I would normally only expect to see from the likes of Stephen King. But this has so much more to offer and the resulting creative, but edgy feel is only a small part of its appeal.

Demon Heat is the continuation of Richard Miller’s roller coaster journey so, although not critical, if you haven’t read book one, Darkest Desires, I would recommend it. Set in 1977 in New York City, amidst the gay community, the depth of research Noah has undertaken, to get the ethos of the era is spot on and awesome. It feels right, incorporating a lot of historical accuracy and detail from that time. The characters, which were fully developed in book one, are expanded further in book two. Richard and Tyrone are still together though their relationship has issues, as does Richard’s career as a nude model. We revisit Steve and Adam, with Steve offering a bit of humor. We find out what happened to Paco after the Everard Bathhouse fire. We’re also introduced to Peter who, like Richard, is new to the city and struggling to find his feet. Cue some hot BDSM scenes. The Knowledge Demon makes a re-appearance as does Anton, head of the power hungry Cult. We are also introduced to a new demon, the Taurus Demon, who has a significant role to play. The occultists are still at large and intent on gaining power through the summoning of The Hooded One, the demon who needs to complete his possession of Richard in order to cross over to this world and so give them the power they crave.

As with book one, the story revolves around Richard’s relationships, his life in the gay community, and his fight against the occult. You’ll need an open mind to read this dark story as some scenes deal with mature themes, but if you’re Okay with the occult, erotic sex, and drug use, as an integral, but not gratuitous, part of a storyline, then you won’t be able to put this down. There are a complex set of interlinked plots which merge together, at significant points in the story, making this a very satisfying and exciting read from start to finish. There’s a lot going on but at no time is it confusing. Noah gives us enough information to understand the plot and yet keep us guessing at the outcome. The ending ties up a good many of the plot themes but, I warn you, not all. It’s a HFN and there’ll be another book in the series. What happens to the evil Anton and his cult? What of Richard’s relationship with Tyrone? I’m waiting with baited breath for book three and, though I’m not usually a fan of long series, this is one I’d love to see continue.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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