Review: “Broken Sun” by B.D Roca

TITLE: Broken Sun
AUTHOR: B.D Roca
SERIES: City to City
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: B.D Roca
GENRE: Mystery/Suspense
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 286 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 e-book / $16.99 paperback

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A City to City Novel
James Morgan: outlaw in a ruthless biker club, the Bastard Legion. Willing to do whatever he must to claw his way to the top of the club’s hierarchy.
Two things stand in the way of his ambitions: his heroin-addicted brother and his bisexuality. In Morgan’s world, his attraction to men is a death sentence, and he has no desire to pursue it… until he tangles with Luc Sinclair.
Luc Sinclair: fellow Bastard Legion biker. Tattoo artist. Rebel who wants out of a club he’s grown to despise.
Luc has a sister he’s protecting from a Legion ex-boyfriend. Saving her makes him a target. Morgan intervenes, and all bets are off. The sex is as fierce and passionate as it is dangerous. But when Morgan’s junkie brother learns of the relationship, he sees a way to advance in the Legion and take out a brother he hates. Their three worlds collide—one is left for dead, another fighting for life, and the bond between them broken.
In a dark and violent world where it’s every man for himself, finding their way back to each other and the only truth they’ve ever found will be a long, hard fight.

 


James Morgan is a ruthless biker with the goal to go far in the hierarchy of his club, the Legion.
Luc Sinclair is a member of the Legion too, but he wants to get out, and he needs to find a way to leave the club and stay alive.

When Morgan and Luc start to see each other, they know that they risk their lives. Being Gay in a Biker Club is like having a death wish. They’re cautious, until things go wrong and life and death get in their way.
I’m a huge fan of biker’s books and Sons of Anarchy (Jax Teller forever). This book was for me, I had to read it because you know, gay biker and all. I was a little bit disappointed.

The writing is good, the author developed the characters very well, Luc and Morgan are two beautiful men and souls. They are passionate with each other but also very complex. They’re also very hot.

The story and the plot were good, but too long, way too long. There’s barely no action, clearly here, the author angled the book on the characters’ psyche more than of the biker life style and it’s not a bad thing but the story stretched too much, things were going around in circles, sometimes I lost the tread of my reading.

It’s too bad, because, really, the author has a very good potential. The writing is good and well built (without the too long parts). It’s not because the book wasn’t for me that it doesn’t deserve a try. I’m sure you’ll love Morgan and Luc and try a ride with them.

For me it’s 3 OptimuMM’s for them.

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

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Review: “New Reality” by Jessica Payseur

TITLE: New Reality
AUTHOR: Jessica Payseur
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Brooke Albrecht
GENRE: Sci -Fi
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 52 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 – e-book

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It’s lonely running a small transport ship across the galaxy when you’re as old and as single as Connell Smyth. So when the dreams start up, Connell assumes they’re his mind’s way of working through what his life has become—until he discovers the man in his dreams might be much more than a figment of his neglected imagination. Connell can’t quite believe it could be real, but he can’t help becoming obsessed with this new lover on an unknown luscious planet.


Seventeen years ago, Wystan Kreeger’s survey mission crash-landed on a hard-to-reach planet. Sole survivor Wystan turns desperate after his computer, the only companion he’s had since, gives out. Even in the improbable event that the man in his dreams is real, he’ll face the same risk from the planet’s storm-charged atmosphere if he tries to track Wystan down, and he could end up just like Wystan’s former crew. But finding each other across so many light-years can’t be a mere coincidence. Now they must find a way to realize the happiness they’ve found in sleep during the light of the day.

 


This is a new author to me, and I liked the storyline of the book. But I think New Reality by Jessica Payseur was hampered by how short it was. As far as I can tell it’s a standalone book, but it feels like the start of series or a prequel to the start of a series. I liked the characters, but they needed more development and backstory. And the book ends just when I was starting to enjoy them as a couple. And as a personal preference, I wish the dream parts of the book were in italics, it would have made it easier to see when Connell was dreaming. I did enjoy the sex scenes in the book.

It just needed more details. There wasn’t a lot of world building in the book. The fun part of writing a science fiction book is to make the different places unique. And after finding Wystan (the man he has been dreaming about), they do travel to different places to deliver the remains of the rest of the stranded crew to their loved ones, but there weren’t any details about the places. I missed the details, and I think the book would have benefited having dual POV instead of just told through Connell’s POV. I did like that the characters are in their late 40’s and early 50’s.

The story starts out with Connell trying to cope with runny his small transport ship all on his own since his partner/lover of a couple of decades, Jason, passed away from a heart attack three months earlier. However, Connell is quick to realize that he should have paid more attention to how Jason handled getting and selling their cargo. Connell was great at finding the customers, but Jason was the one to chat them up and seal the deal and get the best price. Lucky for him their ship has an advanced computer to run the ship and Connell spends a lot of time sleeping.

First trying to connect with Jason and then later he starts dreaming about a mysterious new person. He isn’t sure if it is just a figment of his imagination or if the new person who calls himself Wystan is real. So he tries to investigate with the help of his onboard computer to find Wystan and the planet that he is on based on the clues that he’s gleaned from the dreams.

Wystan’s survey mission crash-landed on a hard to reach planet, and unfortunately the company they worked for never sent a rescue ship. He’s survived on the planet for seventeen years mostly by himself with only his computer to keep him company. Until that also dies and he’s all alone. With nothing to occupy him, he starts to dream of a man. But is the man real or just a figment of his imagination? And if he is real, will he be able to rescue him without his ship crashing also?

Overall, not a bad story just not long enough for me to satisfy my curiosity about the places and things that they got to see and go.

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

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Review: “Wrong Place, Right Time” by April Kelley

TITLE: Wrong Place, Right Time
AUTHOR: April Kelley
SERIES: Roguefalls
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Erin Dameron Hill
GENRE: Erotica, Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 86 Pages
RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 –e-book
  

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He only knows one way of life, and that’s hand to mouth, but when a soldier offers him something better, it’s difficult to trust something so freely given.

Uri Etters is very good at getting himself into trouble. Good thing for him he knows how to handle most criminals. He finds himself in need of a rescue when some territorial crow shifters think he’s an enemy spy. Virion might have swooped in and saved the day, but it’s been Uri’s experience that nothing comes free, not even from a respected Rogue soldier. Uri discovers love comes easier than trust.


Virion is wolf shifter and the enforcer of team five in the rogue army. His team is the one, among others, that is sent around the country to intervene when paranormal are at war between each other.
When he tries to diffuse a situation between 2 clans, he wasn’t expecting to meet his mate.
This book made me laugh and smile.

Uri is a real drama queen, and Virion can be a big badass wolf. Uri isn’t scared of him and still keeps driving him crazy. He’s also proud and strong, so Uri wants to be equal with Virion, and he refuses to depend on him for everything. I love that about him. He is funny too, he made me laugh out loud.
Virion is a big badass wolf, he is strong, and his team is his family. I was already in love with him in book 1 (Human Instinct) and book 2 (Resistance). He can be tough and authoritarian, but he also has a kind heart and a beautiful soul. I really love him and most of all, how tiny Uri keeps him on his toes with his sassy mouth and attitude.

Like for the others books in the series, everything is fast, but it’s fine with me. I didn’t want to read a long book with lots of details and all, (no, I’m not sick, and yes, it’s still me),
I was in the mood for a good short story, something like this book. It was like an aperitif before dinner, and it was exactly what I needed.

3 OptimuMM for the Enforcer and his sassy half-demon

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

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Review: “Resistance” by April Kelley

TITLE: Resistance
AUTHOR: April Kelley
SERIES: Roguefalls
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Erin Dameron Hill
GENRE: Erotica; Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 76 PAGES
RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 –e-book
  

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Christian has never had a serious relationship in his life. He doesn’t plan to start with an alpha wolf shifter who thinks he can dictate what Christian is and isn’t going to do. Ward Malone might trigger every warning bell Christian has, but he also triggers every sexual fantasy. Christian wouldn’t mind giving in to Ward if fun was all he wanted. Unfortunately, Ward is an all-or-nothing kind of guy.


Christian Martin is a human military man. He lives on Roguefalls Island, an island full of shifters, and he’s a member of team five with his best friend, Dylan.
Ward Malone is an Alpha wolf shifter. When he decides to visit his baby brother Rudy, mated with a human military man, he wasn’t expecting to meet his own mate. Christian Martin, is a beautiful, stubborn man, and also very human.
Ok, people, I have a confession. I love shifter books (yes ok, you already know that) but I also love military’s books (ha ha, you didn’t know that). So a book with shifters AND military, and your Ivy is just happy.

I love this book, it was short yes, but it was good.
Christian is hot, strong, loyal, but he has one rule, No Relationships. So when he meets Ward, and, Ward, as alpha he is, tries to boss him around, Christian refuses it, and fights it with everything he has.
Ward is lost with Tristan, he’s used to being in charge, being the Alpha, it’s genetic for him, so when the little human pushes him, he doesn’t know what to do.

It was funny to read how they argue together, how Christian, even if he tries to deny it, is still attracted to Ward.

It was a good story, like I said earlier, it was short, so the author doesn’t develop too much, but the story was coherent. The fact that the feelings are strong from the start between them, was also coherent, it’s the bond thing between them. The author chooses deliberately to write a short story about shifters, so even if I love when we have times to understand the characters their past and all, here it wasn’t a problem for me, it was just the kind of book I needed at this time, and it was perfect for me.
And of course, I will follow the entire series, and I hope that each character of team five (and there’s a hint here for you dear author) will have their own story

3 OptimuMM for the Alpha and his human.

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

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Review: “Hidden: Evils” by Jo Tannah

TITLE: Hidden: Evils
AUTHOR: Jo Tannah
SERIES: Hidden
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Erotica; Fantasy; Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 150 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 –e-book
  

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Sebastian Torres is a healer and midwife both by trade and by calling. He’s spent the past three years as the only male midwife in a local hospital.

Anthony Craig is intrigued by Sebastian, finding him professional and attractive. He can’t help wondering about something—why Sebastian never dates the same man twice.

When several pregnant women die in maternity wards a few states away, their fetuses missing, the police are baffled at the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths. Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As the number of deaths escalates, Sebastian suspects a monster of legend, rather than one of the human variety, is responsible. Sebastian knows he’s the only thing standing in evil’s way, but in order to save innocent lives, he must reveal his secret to Anthony. Will Sebastian’s revelation prove too much and drive Anthony away?


Sebastian Torres is a midwife, single, and proud owner of 3 dogs. He is very dedicated to his job and has no time for dating. Well, actually no, he has time for dating, but, without knowing why, every guy he has date the past few years never came back or called after one date.

Antony Craig is the chief of the Ob-Gyn department and has a huge crush on the sexy midwife Sebastian. After 3 years lusting after Sebastian, he finds the courage to ask him out. But when pregnant women die mysteriously around them, Sebastian and Antony will have to fight against something unknown and terrifying.
This book has everything that I dislike in a book.

The plot was interesting but not fully exploited. It was confusing. Actually. The first part of the book was focused on Seb and Antony love story, then it switches at the mysterious part. All the events in the book go too fast without any real transition. It’s just a chain of situations one after the other.

Besides, there’s too much cliché for me. The 2 best friends dating the 2 others’ best friends, the crazy aunts, the dead mother coming back from the dead helping his son, the 2 humans who deal perfectly and normally with all the supernatural things, and the super wedding at the end of the book. It’s too bad because each scenario could have been a little bit more exploited and it would have been perfect.

But, everything wasn’t that bad. The characters, even cliché, were super good and adorable.

Antony and Seb are beautiful and super-hot together. The sex scene was hooooooooooot. Like super-hot.

The mysterious/paranormal part is interesting and captivating.

In the end, even if the book has everything I dislike, I can’t tell you that I dislike it at all. Actually, I liked it and will read book 2 with pleasure.

3 OptimuMM’s for the midwife and his doc.

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

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