Review: “Lexington Black” by S.A. Smythe

TITLE: Lexington Black
AUTHOR: S.A. Smythe
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Drue Hoffman
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 205 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2015
PRICE: $2.99 –e-book

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Robin Martyn is divorced, straight, and living an unexciting life as a book-keeper for a luxury car showroom. His ambition to be an author has stalled, and he has a nightmare of a family, most of whom think he is a waste of space. His father killed himself when Rob was 15, and since then, Rob has found it hard to trust and commit himself to anyone but himself, yet over the course of a test drive with a suave stranger, he discovers he is capable of behaving in a totally irrational and risky manner.
Lexington Black is the wealthy New Yorker who rocks Rob’s world. After a night of hot sex, he wastes no time in luring Rob to the US to stay at his penthouse for a month so that he can reboot his writing career. A ruthless businessman, Lex is accustomed to getting what he wants. He is in love with Rob and he also wants his ailing father to accept his sexuality before the old man dies.
As Rob is introduced to gay Manhattan by Lex’s colourful friends, he is unaware that Lex is holding on to a crucial secret. Years before, Lex was a student at the college where Rob’s father was Headmaster. A brief encounter between them had resulted in the tragedy that Rob had been unable to forget. With this secret hanging between them, it is only a matter of time before Rob and Lex’s relationship is balanced on a knife edge.
A heated tale of deception and lust between two hot men who cannot keep their hands off each other…


This was my first read from this author, and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the character build up, and the sex scenes were HOT. I felt the straight-to-gay was a little too easy but what do I know? Maybe, for some men, it’s that easy to accept. At least the character was finally happy with his life.

Rob is a man that suddenly finds his belongings in the yard and the locks changed to his house. His wife is done with him and has thrown everything, including the grandfather clock, out in the rain. The clock was his father’s that committed suicide years ago. Rumor has it that his dad was gay and was going to be outed when he killed himself. Rob works as an accountant for a friend’s car dealership. One day, he’s polishing his dream car on the showroom floor, when he notices someone watching him.

Lexington Black is a wealthy man, that’s in town closing a deal, when he walks by the dealership and is mesmerized by a man polishing a beauty. What Lexington doesn’t expect is to find the eyes of a man he cannot resist. He has to get this man in his bed at all costs, even if that means lying to this man of his dreams.

Rob is from a very uptight family, and his mother does not tolerate people being gay. She’s disappointed in Rob for not making his marriage work, and she is not shy about telling him so. Lexington is an openly gay man and doesn’t care who knows but does wish his father would accept him being who he is. When these two find each other, the fireworks fly high. They have such good chemistry. I loved the others characters and you will too. Lexington’s best friend is an amazing drag queen that I want as my very own friend.

My heart ached when Rob discovered Lexington’s lie, and he left him. Lexington’s ego kept him away. What will he have to do to win Rob back? Will Rob ever forgive him? Will they ever be together again? I was going crazy with these questions as I was reading wanting answers now. This was an enjoyable and good read. I hope you enjoy too.

***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: “Myths, Moons & Mayhem” by Clare London, Carl Redlum, Rebecca Buchanan, Rob Rosen, Dale Cameron Lowry, Elizabeth Caldwell, Morgan Elektra, Rhidian Brenig Jones & Greg Kosebjorn

TITLE: Myths, Moons & Mayhem
AUTHORS:
Clare London, Carl Redlum, Rebecca Buchanan, Rob Rosen,
Dale Cameron Lowry, Elizabeth Caldwell, Morgan Elektra,
Rhidian Brenig Jones & Greg Kosebjorn
SERIES: Anthology
PUBLISHER: Sexy Little Pages
COVER ARTIST: Torrance Sene
GENRE: Paranormal; MMM; Erotica; Fantasy
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 183 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 e-book / $12.99 paperback

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Myths, moons, and mayhem make the perfect threesome—and so do the men in this anthology.
Enjoy nine erotic stories of paranormal ménages a trois fueled by lust and magic, where mystical forces collide with the everyday world and even monsters have their own demons to conquer.

A werewolf gets a lust-fueled lesson on fitting in with the pack, a professor unlocks ancient secrets and two men’s hearts, and a pair of supernaturals find themselves at the erotic mercy of a remarkable human. Ghosts, fairies, aliens, and mere mortals test the boundaries of their desires, creating magic of their own.

Penned by favorite authors such as Rob Rosen and Clare London, as well as by newcomers to the genre, Myths, Moons & Mayhem is an eclectic mix of paranormal lust and polymythic beings that will spark your fantasies and fuel your bonfires.

Inside Man by Clare London—At a London pub, a tear in the veil between the dead and living opens up new possibilities for a ghost who could only ever watch the men he desired, but never touch.

The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan—A classics professor finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, can he stave off the forces of evil?

When The Big Moon Shines by Carl Redlum—A college student is intent on hunting down the man who turned him into a werewolf. But his mouthwatering neighbors keep getting in the way.

Careful What You Wish For by Elizabeth Coldwell—Josh dreams of meeting Mr. Right, so his roommate offers help with a love spell. Neither man is prepared for what happens when the spell begins to work.

The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry—Losing sleep to the sounds of his tent-neighbors’ nightly lovemaking has nature photographer Ethan at his wit’s end. What kind of magic can convince the two men he should join them?

The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra—The fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame.

Squatchin’ by Greg Kosebjorn—Two Bigfoot hunters get more than they bargained for when they set out on an overnight camping trip to trail the legendary beast.

Celyn’s Tale by Rhidian Brenig Jones—A young Welsh farmer is haunted by visions of his future lover, only to discover that the lover is not one, but two—and not exactly human, either.

Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind by Rob Rosen—In this quirky comedy, aliens arrive from another galaxy, but they’re more interested in consensual exploration than invasion. Alien probing never felt so good!.


This was a very enjoyable anthology with some really hot gay erotica. They are short stories that are a menage of sorts. They have everything from ghosts, vampires and wolves, witches, bigfoot and aliens. If you’re looking for something to get your libido going, these short stories are written to do exactly that.

Inside Man by Claire London: This story starts out with a ghost that misses the ability of touch, even touching himself. He’s watching this young couple and admiring them. He notices some tension between them and decides to follow them home. He feels their love and need for each other, but they are fighting against it. With his ghostly abilities, he figures out how to help them and himself at the same time.

The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan: Grover Benson is a professor and discovers an authentic Minoan Linear B cup. No one could believe it was found in the school’s basement. All he had to do that day was get to the lecture room, collect term papers from the students and grade them. Then he could get started on interpreting the cup. As usual, the hot student that sat in H 12, was there and wrote his term on homoeroticism. This student had invaded his dreams all semester, and this paper did not help his libido. Dominic is student H 12 and Steffan is his significant other. This was where they get crazy over the cup and how these three men save the day while it ends very hot and sexy.

When the Big Moon Shines by Carl Redlum: Henry’s parents have moved him to the middle of nowhere to protect him and any victims at the full moon. They have to put him in shackles to keep him locked up so that he and others can survive. As his parents left for the day, they told him to not leave the house. Well, just like most children, he did not listen and he roams through the woods around his house. As he’s exploring, he picks up a scent and has to see where it is coming from. He discovers a sexy man chopping wood, and after a bit, sees his lover as well. He believes he gets away unnoticed, but as nightfall begins to descend, after he is locked up in his basement, he learns why the scent was so heady. These wolves are super-hot and are sexy together.

Careful What You Wish For by Elizabeth Coldwell: Josh is a lonely guy wanting to find love. His roommate, Aaron has Eric, and Josh is sick of hearing about their great sex life, how big Eric’s schlong is and so on. He’s surprised when his roommate comes walking in one evening because Aaron and Eric were supposed to go out. After a few drinks and sitting around shooting the breeze about love and all, Aaron tells Josh how his family history deals with spells, and he has a love spell that he wants to try on him. They head up to the attic and get everything ready for the spell. What comes next is shocking and hot as hell.

The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry: Ethan is part of a paleontological expedition team and is sitting next to Heather by the fire after a hard day. He’s always tired after having to use magic. They’re getting worked up listening to Mendrika and Joseph going at in their tent. In fact, Ethan is half hard listening to the sweet sounds, and the more he gets turned on, his magic makes the fire spark up. After Heather heads to bed, Ethan lets his imagination grow wild with his fantasies about these men having sex. The fire begins to rise and dance to his fantasies. The heat these three create is smouldering hot.

The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra: Jackson is a vampire that is not a fan of human blood. He prefers the tangy flavor of wolf blood. That is until he runs into the sexy little human known as Beau. Only once before has he felt this intense lust he has going on right now. He immediately wants to kiss him and is so turned on watching his sexiness swaying towards him. As these two are getting acquainted, Jackson smells the all too familiar wolf scent. This scent is the first scent that causes so much lust, he can’t control himself. It’s Rafael, his favorite wolf. These two go way back but always end up fighting and going separate ways. Well, Beau has plans for these two sexy studs, and he plans to never let them go.

Squatchin by Greg Kosebjorn: Jason and Dan have been together for a couple of months and are totally smitten with each other. Jason is obsessed with finding a live Sasquatch. They are in the Oregon woods in search of one. They get to a point of traipsing through the woods and decide to set up camp. After some hanky-panky in their tent, they hear, and then see, a large subject outside their tent. Jason gets all excited, and Dan is scared but soon realizes it is just a man as the man opens their tent and flashes a flashlight in their faces. They end up going back to Martin’s place and learn that his lover and love of his life died last year. When they console Martin, things heat up.

Celyn’s Tale by Rhidian Brenig Jones: Celyn often dreams of the fair folk dancing in the woods with these intense set of green eyes and set of blue eyes. These two always encouraged him to touch himself and get a release. He can kinda make out these men in his dreams, but they are just that, dreams. One day, he is going about his day and goes in for supper. Both his parents try to convince him that he needs to settle down with a nice maiden and start having children. He does not want this and is scared he will be alone forever. As he is walking, he realizes he’s ventured further than he should, but then there they are. Those sets of eyes from his dreams. Cai and Taliaris introduce Celyn to such intense pleasure, he never wants it to end. Well, he has a tough choice to make, but their offer is oh so appealing.

Close Encounter of the Three-Way Kind by Rob Rosen: Aliens have invaded earth and have settled in Africa and Europe. The deal was they would stay there, but humankind had to move from those locations. Luke is at home one day watching his sexy German neighbor, who runs around naked with the blinds up and is stroking himself. Suddenly, he’s interrupted by a loud noise in his backyard. Spandex, the alien, sensed high arousal and wants to study this sexuality. They end up going to the neighbor’s house, Hans, and they explain the need for this study. Plus, the difference between them and this alien and why the alien needs both of them.

***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: “Soul Infection” by Katerina Ross

TITLE: Soul Infection
AUTHOR: Katerina Ross
SERIES: The Sons Of Gomorrah
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer
GENRE: Paranormal; Fantasy; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 48 pages
RELEASE DATE:August ,1 2017
PRICE: $ 3.53 – e-book

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Tristan Todorov, formerly one of the best scholars at the legendary and sinister Scholomance school of magic, was cast out and now travels alone through Eastern Europe offering discreet services as an unlicensed magician. In a luxurious hotel in Prague where he’s been invited to investigate a suspicious series of suicides, he’s about to meet someone who will make him remember the darkest secret of his past.
Will a night of lust soothe Tristan—or will it stir up something evil and dangerous, something he’s tried so desperately to forget?
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Tristan Todorov is a mage, he works alone and travels from town to town helping his clients to get rid of their problems (meaning demons).
He comes to Prague for a job when he meets an Incubus who forces him to face his fears and secrets.

This book is a short story but well written, very well written.

Tristan is haunted by his past, his deepest secrets. He lives a lonely life, no lover, no friends, just him and his pain. Until he met Jarek, the incubus.

I love their interactions, I love the fact that Jarek, as an incubus, takes Tristan’s form. His exact replica. So when they had sex, I found this moment poetic and full of meaning (No It’s not weird to be fucked by oneself). Tristan needs to be loved, but in order to do that, he needs to love himself first. Here the author wrote it literally and figuratively. I loved it!
Like I said it’s a short story, but the plot is good, and I hope the next book will come out soon, and longer too.

3 OptimuMM’s for the Mage and the Incubus.

***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: “The Hard Boys Meet Dr. Frankenseed” by Ian Cadena

TITLE: The Hard Boys Meet Dr. Frankenseed
AUTHOR: Ian Cadena
SERIES: The Hard Boys
PUBLISHER: IaNSANE Productions
COVER ARTIST: IaNSANE Productions
GENRE: Paranormal; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 125 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2016
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book
  

BLURB:

Experiencing Para-Hormonal Activity? Then Ethan & Justin Hard will be all over your case!
Case 2.
Mysteria is engulfed by power-outages and tumultuous weather. Ethan and Justin Hard must figure out what the cause is before the whole town is destroyed.
But with the Hard boys’ newly super-charged anatomies, they may very well be the culprits!


Warning: This book and Alien Abduction are HOT, HILARIOUS and ADDICTING. This author has managed to have me laughing so hard, I may have cracked a rib or two. And at the same time, had me needing to change my panties and have some alone time. I want to become part of the Hard Boys gang. I will just sit back and watch all the hot action and play with myself, I promise. LOL

Justin and Ethan are just absolutely perfect for each other. I really enjoy their love for each other and everyone one else they decide to bring in. But at the end of the day, they belong to one another. I loved learning about their childhoods and what it was like growing up in Ravencrest. I love all the characters, and Sarah and Frankie complete the Scooby Doo scenario perfectly.

My favorite line in the whole book, “Did you burn your snitzel?” Hilarious. I once again learned new terms with this author. You have changing body parts in this story. Can I have this ability? I could have so much fun with this.

I love the underlying story also. Just like in Alien Abduction, this story is about the love of a father willing to do what it takes to save his son. I loved how Ian kept true to Frankenstein but in a hell of a sexy as fuck way. Ian holds nothing back, and he is brilliant. I have truly enjoyed this author and can’t wait for more from him.

So. if you can’t handle super hot, extremely hilarious and lots of sex, do not buy this book. BUT, if you are looking for this and much more, run out and get your copy before they run out.

***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: “A Dom and His Writer” by Xenia Melzer

TITLE: A Dom and His Writer
AUTHOR: Xenia Melzer
SERIES: Club Whisper
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Aaron Anderson
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Erotica; BDSM
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book/ $14.99 -paperback

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Life is perfect for Richard and Dean. Richard is a wealthy and successful businessman who also owns a BDSM club, and Dean is a best-selling author and sub to Richard. They’re young, happy, and in love. The future is bright….
Until tragedy strikes and an accident claims Dean’s beloved sister. Dean finds himself the guardian of a three-month-old infant, and soon he’s trading in his leather fetish gear for diapers and drool bibs. But little Emily is all that remains of his family, so how can he abandon her?
It’s not what Richard signed up for. As much as he tries to be supportive, he never wanted kids and misses having his partner to himself. Suddenly the life he imagined for them is gone, and he’s not sure their relationship can survive the upheaval. But fate isn’t through with Dean, and when misfortune strikes again, will he be able to turn to the man he loves? A final crisis will determine if they can pull together as a family or must face facts and part ways.
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I really enjoyed this author and the writing style. This author had me intrigued from the get-go, and I had a hard time putting it down. I fell in love with the characters, the storyline and it had the perfect amount of hot sex. She had me in a kaleidoscope of emotions also. I felt joy and turned on at the beginning. Then, I felt sad and emotional with how unfair life can be. I felt anger and betrayed with characters reactions and behaviors. Then, of course, by the end, I was happy again. I got sucked into these characters and would voice my opinions at them like they could hear me. LOL

Richard is a very powerful and successful businessman that was a good Dom. He loved his life and couldn’t be happier being in love with his sub. He took pride in being able to help his sub through life and give him orders to help him through his day. He hated going out of town, but business called for that quite often. Whenever he had to go out of town, he had a to-do list for his sub and would make sure he followed it to a T.

Dean was a successful writer and didn’t need Richard’s money. What he needed from his Dom was guidance and punishments. He was so in love with Richard, and they were the perfect Dom/Sub couple. Others were often jealous or envious. Dean struggled through with anxiety after his parents kicked him out when they found out he was gay. His sister was always there for him and helped him through college and living with her. His anxiety always increased when he was left alone when Richard went out of town. Richard had the sure-fire strategy to help Dean through this latest business crisis that came up. What neither of them was expecting was that Dean’s sister would be killed and leave a three-month-old baby to Dean (that neither of them knew existed).

As you can imagine, this changes the dynamics of everything. Peyton is an amazing character that I just loved. He creates a perfect nursery. Aaron, Richard’s dad, is a good dad to both men. He is so excited about being a grandpa along with his dogs—Thor and Donar. They all three adore Emily. These are a few of the characters that will grab your heart in this story.

Can these two men raise a child? Do they want to raise Emily? Can they continue their Dom/Sub relationship with Emily around? Will their relationship make it through the trials and tribulations of being parents? Will love conquer? These are a few of the questions I was asking myself as I was reading this story. I can’t wait to read more from this author. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

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

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