Review: “The Consumption of Magic” by TJ Klune

TITLE: The Consumption of Magic
AUTHOR: TJ Klune
SERIES: Tales From Verania
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Paul Richmond
GENRE: Fantasy
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 450 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book / $17.99 -paperback

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Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.
It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be.
Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin’s true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania.
With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits—the unicorn Gary, the half-giant Tiggy, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, and the dragon known as Kevin—must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. Along the way, Sam learns secrets of the past that will forever change the course of the future.
A reckoning is coming for Sam of Wilds, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.

 


I don’t want to repeat myself when I say that TJ Klune is one of the most talented contemporary authors. He wields his words with magic, touches your emotions and brings it to the surface. You may think I’m exaggerating, but I’m really not.

This is the third part of the Tales from Verania, and as we are used to by now, the pages are full with hilarious banter and some…

Sam still hates that he has his own destiny, that he must pay for others’ mistakes. He is afraid of what might happen to his cornerstone Ryan Foxheart. He promised himself that he will never, ever let someone or something take Ryan from him.

Sam must learn. If he’s to face Myrin, he needs to find all the Dragons of Verania. He already has two, and now he’s on his way to find the mated Dragons before he stands in front of the Great White. But before that, Randall takes it upon himself to educate Sam …let me tell you, you want to get to that part as soon as possible…

My hand is itching to share more with you, but I don’t want to spoil your fun guys. But one thing is for sure, you will be not be disappointed, well you will but not because TJ lost his talent…

Generally, my reviews of TJ’s books are more fun, but I still have tears in my eyes and my heart is full of loss…I need to tell you something, TJ Klune is a bastard and has too much time to think he can do as he pleases…well he can, but you will get me as soon as you finished the book.

P.S.
I still love you TJ … kinda… not at this moment, but I will come around …eventually … if you’re lucky!

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. 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
  

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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: “The Secret of the Sheikh’s Betrothed” by Felicitas Ivey

TITLE: The Secret of the Sheikh’s Betrothed
AUTHOR: Felicitas Ivey
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Bree Archer
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Crossdresser
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 212 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 15, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 – e-book/ $9.99 – paperback

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A billionaire and a Bedouin girl—each with a shocking secret.
Billionaire Fathi al-Murzim is a workaholic businessman, too busy running the family’s companies to even think about marriage. Too bad he never told his grandfather he’s gay, because Grandfather just announced a childhood betrothal—to a Bedouin girl Fathi never heard about before.
Ikraam din Abdel was raised as a woman by his avaricious and abusive older sister, who didn’t want him to be their father’s heir. He’d never thought to be married either, and is surprised when his sister informs him of his betrothal.
When Fathi and Ikraam meet, they are drawn to each other in a manner neither of them expected. As the plans for their wedding progress, they both realize they need to tell the other the truth. But can they, with both cultural taboos and family pressures to deal with?


The Secret of the Sheikh’s Betrothed by Felicitas Ivey is the forty-sixth book in the Dreamspun Desires Series. This is my first book by Felicitas Ivey, and I have to say that I very much enjoyed reading it. I also can’t wait to read more books by Felicitas Ivey. This book had secrets, action, drama, verbal and physical abuse from an older sibling that forced her sibling to dress and act like a woman so that there wouldn’t be a male heir to take over the Bedouin tribe. I adored the whole story, and I was intrigued until the end. I just couldn’t put it down. Which for me is surprising because I have found from reading other Dreamspun Desire books that they are a little on the tame side for me. A little too sweet and not enough passion to balance it out. But I didn’t have that problem with this book.

I absolutely loved both Fathi and Ikraam. I loved when they first met and how confused Fathi was to find that he desired a female for the first time or so he thought. It really had him questioning his sexuality since he was gay and had never been attracted to a girl before. Ikraam played the perfect Bedouin girl, and he had been forced to play the role for his whole life, so he was actually more comfortable being completely covered as a proper Bedouin then not being covered when with his betrothed even after Fathi found out that Ikraam was a male instead of a female. Which works out perfectly for Fathi since he needs to get married to a female in appearance but wants a male in his bed. This also works for Ikraam who never thought to find somebody that would accept him for who he is and still want to marry him. But for everything to work out perfectly Fathi’s grandfather will have to outwit and outplay Ikraam’s abusive and manipulative older sister and rescue Ikraam’s underage cousin from an abusive male that she is betrothed to. But you just know that Grandfather is up for the challenge.

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

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Review: “Breaking Roadblocks” by Brina Brady

TITLE: Breaking Roadblocks
AUTHOR: Brina Brady
SERIES: Bend Over Series
PUBLISHER: Self-published
COVER ARTIST: Kellie Dennis
GENRE: BDSM
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 275 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 10, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 -e-book

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With their marriage on hold, Shane begins to stumble. All he wants is to be Julien’s husband but he just can’t seem to make the right choices when it comes to proving to Julien that he is his top priority.
To make matters harder, Shane is being forced to see the hatred in the world. Being in an interracial BDSM relationship isn’t welcomed by all. Most surprisingly from Shane’s so called friends and others from their small BDSM community.
Julien and Shane work together breaking through roadblocks to stay together as a black and white BDSM couple. No matter how hard Shane tries, he gets in his own way, with a little help from a couple of people actively working against them as a couple.
The couple fights against their enemies to stay together. When things get rough, they fight for their love.
This story is steamy hot, but it isn’t just a story of BDSM. It is a story of love and hate with a well-deserved HEA end to the series.


This is the fourth and final book of the series and is not a stand-alone. I strongly suggest reading the first three and in order. Bend Over, Don’t Throw Me Away and Spanked in the Woodshed.

I absolutely love this series and have been waiting for this book. I’m sad that it is coming to an end, but I do look forward to upcoming books from this author. Brina has a way of bringing these mento life, and you can’t help but fall in love with them. Add to that the BDSM aspect and the loveconnection, you have a winner in my eyes.

Shane is the sub that always seems to get in trouble with his Dom and can’t seem to follow directions very well. Shane loves his Dom so very much and wants nothing more than to please
him. But Shane has trouble trusting his Dom and lets other people persuade him into thinking what they have together is not real. Shane wants to marry Julien as planned but the ex-wife
convinces Shane that will not happen.

Julien loves his Sub with all his heart and is trying to make it where they can get married but is lying to Shane. When Shane finds out about the lie, he goes off on a tangent and leaves. Julien knows his Sub well and goes off to find him and make things right.

Then there’s Keme, Shane’s best friend and he has asked Shane to keep a secret from Julien. As much as Shane has promised to be honest, he agrees to keep this secret for his best friend. There
are many different characters that I have loved and hated throughout this series, and I don’t want to give spoilers.

There are people out to stop this relationship from all over. Will these people succeed in their conquest to end this relationship? Will the fact that they are an interracial relationship play a part in their success as a Dom/Sub? Will they make it to the alter? Will Keme and Shane ever be friends again? These are just a few of the questions I had going on in my head as I read this.

If you love a BDSM Contemporary story, then go get this series because you will not be disappointed.

***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: “Liberty” by Seth King

TITLE: Liberty
AUTHOR: Seth King
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Seth King
GENRE: Drama
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 272 pages
RELEASE DATE: Oct 31, 2017
PRICE: $4.92 –e-book / $14.99 -paperback

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At 2:01 AM, the first gunshots ring out inside Liberty gay dance club in Jacksonville, Florida. At 2:03 AM, the exits are barricaded.
The next several hours find August Brees and Corey Ross, both eighteen and coming off the most transformative and romantic summer of their lives, fighting a minute-by-minute battle to escape an unfolding massacre and forge something everlasting out of two ephemeral lives.
During a time when the crime of living your truest life can get you shamed, condemned, or banished from public life altogether, Liberty is about the struggle to love and survive in a world that may not always love you back.
Graphic content – reader discretion advised (less)
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I don’t know how to start my review. This book is more than a book; this book is a testiment. The testiment of our youth. The testiment of our failure.

June 2017, August is at the “therapy conversion” group listening to Jack, a self-hating guy, who explains to him and the kids in the group how bad and wrong they are for being gay.
It’s in this room, in this “therapy conversion” that he meets Corey.
Corey and August will spend their summer together, loving each other, until Liberty. Until this fateful night where 2 young souls in love decided to go dancing at the club and the worst night of their life happened.
Telling you that I love the book is obvious. Telling you that this book is a must-read, is also obvious.
Corey and August are beautifully heart-breaking.
August is shy, a bookworm, and he’s terrified. Terrified of his dad, a pure homophobic, racist man. Terrified to be him, terrified to love Corey, to be loved by him. All his life, August had to hide who he truly is. Until Corey.

Corey is a beautiful mix-race young boy. All his life he has to face the racism, the judgment, the assumptions, but he fights back. He’s gay, he’s proud and wants to live his life, no matter what his parents want or say. Corey will live his life and August will be by his side.
Like I said, this book is the testiment of what happens right now in our world. The testiment of our failure.
Seth King writes a heart-breaking story, his writing is beautiful, fluid, he didn’t write words, he wrote feelings. He wrote love, fear, pain, joy. He wrote what we can’t fully feel, only understand.

The book is from August’s POV. the entire book, we’re with him, in his heart, his soul. We fall in love with them, we’re terrified with him, and we suffer and cry with him. We are August.

This book needs to be shared, needs to be offered. YOU need it as parents, uncles/aunts, teachers, godfathers/mothers, you need to share Corey and August’s story, you need to read it to fully understand what our youth around the world live with. You need to see our responsibility in this disaster.

I’m the single mother of mix raced son (he’s black, and I’m white). I raised him with love and tolerance, but I also raised him to be ready for the racism, it’s sad but true. But I didn’t stop there, I also tried to educate people around me. I can’t be okay with someone in my entourage saying something homophobic or racist, and not intervene. Why do I tell you that? Because that’s what the book is about too. It’s about how people turn their heads and refuse to acknowledge that something is wrong. It’s about how people who aren’t part of a minority (I hate this world) turn their heads when thing start to be ugly or weird. And No, it’s not because you didn’t think the same, it’s that you’re complicit letting this happen.

Here, Seth King writes it, and show us, how we all failed. And this book is the testiment of all the Augusts and Coreys in the world, all the Maritza, Alonzo, Anne, Blaines in the world. How strong they are, How they resist every day and fight for their future, to be free, to be who they want to be.

This book is one of the best emotional reads I ever had in the last 2 years, and even if it’s hard, even if it’s broken your heart, you need to read this amazing, beautiful love story.

Hats Off Mister King. I’m humbled and amazed in front of your talented.

5 breathtaking OptimuMMs starts. I will let them know your names

***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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