Review: “Ride of Your Life” by Noah Harris

TITLE: Ride of Your Life
AUTHOR: Noah Harris
SERIES: Awakening Desires
PUBLISHER: Books Unite People
COVER ARTIST: Stefan Morgan
GENRE: Paranormal; Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 429 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2017
PRICE: $0.99 -e-book / $17.99 –paperback
  

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Drake is an omega wolf who just wants to be left alone, which becomes difficult when the Alpha of his pack decides he wants him as a mate. Rather than accept, Drake decides to run, and he’s been running ever since. He relishes in the thrill of the wild and the easiness of freedom. When he runs low on cash, however, he makes a snap decision to head down south to participate in an amateur rodeo to earn the prize money. His only problem? He’s never ridden a bull in his life. Luckily, a friendly trucker points him in the direction of a local dude ranch where he can find a teacher.

Gabe has dealt with a lot in his lifetime and lost many he held dear. It left him hardened and with little tolerance for his own kind. Luckily, he’s spent the last decade in a peaceful life on his ranch, with work to keep him busy and his ranch hands to keep him company. He was prepared to live out the rest of his days like this until a storm in the form of a young Omega came hurtling into his life, single-handedly awakening desires that had long been dormant.

Now the two of them have to decide to keep going on the paths they’ve paved for themselves or to take a chance and blaze a new trail.

Disclaimer: Ride of Your Life is a passionate long novel with over 400 pages packed of lovely man on male action. Very steamy M/M eBook for a mature audience ONLY.


jologooptimummWith Ride of Your Life, Noah Harris is returning to his paranormal roots, but with a lot more maturity and skill.

What do you think of when you read cowboy romances? Dude ranches? Alpha men? Horse or bull riding? All those would be expected but what about werewolves, or even…well, I’ll just say another type of paranormal character? Those definitely weren’t on my list until I read this book. Naturally, there’s the usual cowboy action, runaway horses, riding trails and there’s even songs around the campfire, but add in the M/M romance, an awesome paranormal plot with werewolves; then add the well-developed characters, and it’s definitely a winning combination.

Drake is strong willed for an omega, and he likes being alone. He also likes to follow his instincts, but he has a history of running away too. He’s been running from his old pack and more specifically from the Alpha, Julian, for a long time. When Julian finds him, and things get tough, will he run again? Gabe has a tragic past, and as a result, he’s made promises to himself that he fully intends to keep, that is until ‘Hurricane Drake’ hits him and throws his quiet life up in the air. Stan, an old friend of Gabe’s, is the dark horse in this book and revelations about who, or what, he is and his involvement in the plot took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting that!

I also wasn’t expecting the ‘beauty’ of the writing, yes I did say beauty! It’s an unusual term to use to describe books in this genre, but I stand by it. The descriptions of both the action and more importantly the emotions of the characters are ‘beautifully’ written. ‘Drake’s scent was all around and on the wind. He could smell the horses, the earthy scent of dust and sweat and warm bodies. He could smell the smoke from the fire and the remains of their food. He could smell the night air, crisp despite the fading warmth from the sun.’ ‘Those steely grey eyes, usually so hard and sharp, were like molten silver as they reflected the flickering flames of the firelight.’ Wow!

It’s the awesome skill Noah shows with the written word that lifts this book out of ‘normal’. This is much more than a cowboy romance and more than the usual paranormal erotica, it’s emotive and sensual but written without too much sentimentality. It has the usual Noah Harris fingerprints all over it in the well-described characters, paranormal plot twists and of course the build up of the sexual heat and hot, steamy sex scenes. This is not a short story, it’s quite a long but satisfying read. The epilogue cleverly ties up a few questions left unanswered, and it left me feeling sated but also heaving a sigh that I would have to leave Drake and Gabe behind. If you love cowboys and werewolves, this is the book for you. If you’re new to either then I highly recommend this as a first step into the genre, you won’t regret it.

***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: “Demencious Saga” by Sadie Sins

TITLE: Demencious Saga
AUTHOR: Sadie Sins
SERIES: Demon Bonded
PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
COVER ARTIST: Sadie Sins
GENRE: Romance; Paranormal; BDSM
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 169 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
  

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This volume contains episodes 1-4 of Demon Bonded, as well as the bonus episode ‘Far From Home’, written by Sadie Sins and previously published 2015-2016. Demencious Saga is the first saga in the gay, mm erotic world of Demon Bonded. This serial is a fun play on monster collecting and male harems. Expect demon bonding, master/slave relationships of mild and abusive nature, multiple partners, magical powers, learning how to be a sorcerer, and conflict with crueler demon masters.
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After his father is laid off, Ky Scion is forced to reside in his ancient family manor in the small town of Blackstone Falls. An outcast to the local farmers, Ky turns to repairing the huge house while pursuing his art degree. His parents are blind to the terrible secret he slowly discovers among the bloodstained walls. Something is living in the dark, in the nooks and hideaways of the old house. Something with hot breath and strong hands that wakes Ky up in the middle of the night.

In the dark hides the demonic Relics. Unique and beautiful, they’re exploited for their power and fought after viciously. But Relics aren’t items, they’re sentient beings, demonic people stolen from their very world to be bonded into servitude to callous sorcerers.

Ky’s grandfather disappeared years ago, leaving his Relics to be killed off, one by one without his protection. Smelling of rot and blood, Ky can sense the monster’s approach. But he’s not a sorcerer, and has no way to defend himself from the murderous beast set on revenge.

18+ This serial contains explicit m/m sexual content, graphic language, violence, and themes of bondage.


This is the first four episodes of the amazing Demon Bonded series. Yes, amazing is the best word to describe it. The development of the characters both past and present brings them to life. Each episode gives you a little more of the puzzle. Plus, the bonus episode shows you how it began.
Episode one is where we meet Ky. He’s just moved into the family estate and is looking forward to college. He’s an artist who prefers his own company to others. Through exploring his home and the many strange things in it, he learns about what his grandfather was into.

Episode two is where the story starts opening up. You get to meet Feral who’s another demon in the house. There is so much more character interaction. This one focuses more on Ky’s feelings and perceptions. I love how the author pulls you in and leads you towards the next episode.
Once you get to episode three, you see Ky, Lovely, and Feral starting to be open with each other without giving a lot of the story away. Ky is starting to figure out what he’s dealing with. He’s building his confidence up thanks to Lovely and feral. All while having some of the hottest scenes. Sexy enough to make you a demon lover as well. Yet you know that there’s more to learn.

By the time you get to the fourth episode, you think you know what’s going on. That’s not so. The author still has surprises in store for you. While the pieces are coming together, you’re still aware that there is so much more to know. By the end, you are eagerly awaiting the next book.

Sadie Sins is one of my favorite authors. Not only is she talented, but she is fearless. She writes with such a free spirit and is not shy about her subjects. She conquers demons, families, and fears. Her characters come to life as you read. The emotional depth that she’s able to convey in even her short stories will blow you away. I have yet to read a book I didn’t love. Read one for yourself and feel a little fearless 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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