Icebound by Corinna Rogers

23123330The first book in an intense, thrilling and erotic, m/m urban fantasy series from an exciting new author in the genre!

It’s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to save the life of the man he loves. Correction, loved.

After ten years, it’s growing difficult to remember love, and hate, and laughter – until a chance appears to get back the only thing his frozen heart still wants…

Drake Young is doing fine. Really. He’s got a good job, nice benefits, and the soulless husk of his old lover only comes by to torment him every so often. However, it only takes the appearance of a creature from the Etherworld wreaking havoc on the decidedly nonmagical city streets to drag him out of retirement, forcing him to team up with the one person he can’t bear even to look at!

Now, Drake and Shane must race against the clock to keep their city from being destroyed, even if it means working together. And no matter how difficult it is to catch the creature, it’s a hell of a lot more difficult to resist the urges that ten years haven’t managed to kill.

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REVIEWER: Dolorianne, 1.5 Continue reading


Imaginary by Jamie Sullivan

coverAaron is a lonely, unloved boy when he first meets James. Their friendship seems like a dream come true—or perhaps just a dream, because no one else can see or hear James. Aaron stubbornly clings to his new friend, however, even when the friendship makes him an object of scorn and ridicule. No matter the years that pass, or the challenges they face, Aaron refuses to give up on his best friend—but life might just find a way to take James from him anyway.

BUY LINK: Less Than Three Press

Reviewer, Dolorianne, 5 Continue reading

Enigma by Lloyd A Meeker

Enigma_100dpi_cvr-210x330Who’s blackmailing the high-profile televangelist whose son was famously cured of his homosexuality fifteen years ago? Now in 2009, that ought to be ancient history.

It seems there’s no secret to protect, no crime, not even a clear demand for money—just four threatening letters using old Enigma songs from the 90′s. But they’ve got Reverend Howard Richardson spooked.

Proudly fifty and unhappily single, gay PI Russ Morgan has made peace with being a psychic empath, and he’s managed to build a decent life since getting sober. As he uncovers obscene secrets shrouded in seeming righteousness he might have to make peace with a sword of justice that cuts the innocent as deeply as the guilty.

Buy link: Wilde City Press

Review: Lynn, 5

I was excited to about this book after reading the blurb. I love a good mystery, I wasn’t disappointed.

The story is told by Russ Morgan, he’s a private investigator who’s also an empath who can read auras. He can sense lies, truths and the persons feelings, very helpful in his line of work. He has a real no nonsense attitude and doesn’t take crap from people. I really enjoyed him.

The bulk of this story centers around the mystery. We follow Russ when finding clues and sit in on the interviews he has with people involved in the case. The writing style of the author comes in to play as the story was very fast paced but doesn’t feel rushed. He puts the reader right in the middle of the investigation with Russ, and I enjoyed being privy to the clues right along with him. The mystery itself wasn’t hard to figure out, but what made it so interesting were the characters involved. They were definitely a colorful bunch, but they were no match for our Russ.

I really loved Russ being fifty. Most of the characters we read about in this genre are much younger, it was a nice change of pace to have an older MC. I also loved how Russ was a bit mysterious himself. We know he’s been sober for fifteen years and he lost the love of his life to the bottle, but that’s it. I’m sure we’ll find out more about him as this series continues, so I’m definitely okay with knowing what we know about Russ thus far.

Let me just say, the one character that really stood out to me was Colin. He’s an assistant to the man who hired Russ, and we know his inner thoughts about this young man too. It wasn’t all PG rated! He’s also trying to figure out through the entire story if this guy is flirting with him or just clueless. It was quite funny. I’m hoping we see more of Colin as the series goes on.

There was a line in this story that really jumped out at me, I found it to be very poignant, “It’s sad, in a way, how the body can remember the pain of darkness long after the soul has found the light switch.”

Highly recommend this book to everyone.

Past Tense by Ethan Stone

PastTense_cvr_f-210x330Jason Holt was a young man when he lost everything; his family, his boyfriend, and his safety. He’s been on the run since, hiding from an evil man bent on revenge. Las Vegas was supposed to just be another pit stop in his travels but when he learns the very man he’s hiding from is in Sin City Jason decides it’s time to stop hiding.

Private detective Quinn Reynolds lost the man he loved several years ago and since then he has been hiding from life. He can’t move on and is obsessed with making the man responsible for his lover’s death pay for the crime.

When Jason comes to Quinn for help, Quinn finds a reason to move on. The dangerous situation around them quickly escalates and together they face an unimaginable evil. Can they survive the darkness and make it through to the light on the other side?

Buy Link: Wilde City Press

Review: Lynn, 4

I have read several Ethan Stone books in the past so I was really excited to read this one. I love the whole P.I., good guys versus the bad guys story.

The characters were very likable. Quinn is a private investigator hired by Jason. Quinn is quiet and very secretive. Jason is funny and flirty. Total opposites, but it works. They do have one thing in common, someone they are both trying to hide from, a common enemy named Nik Demos.

I truly enjoyed the camaraderie between Quinn and Jason. Quinn is the serious one who seems like he’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders. Jason on the other hand, was flirty and lighthearted even though his life was in danger.

I loved Quinn’s friend Parker. Who gets stuck to the bed with handcuffs? Too funny, he was great.

This book was listed under paranormal but it wasn’t until Quinn and Jason go to Quinn’s ranch that we see any paranormal element to the story. If there were any clues in the first half of the book, I missed them.

I feel as though the second half of the book was like everyone just hit the ground running with no time to take a breath. Don’t get me wrong, it was all very exciting and the story very entertaining. I just feel if we had a little more information on the whole paranormal business it would have made it less mind boggling.

All of that being said, I liked this story. I just feel some points were missing to give the readers the what, why and where of the paranormal aspect of the story.

Review: Sheri, 4

First thing I have to admit, I didn’t know this story was a paranormal until Quinn began waving his hands around preparing a spell. I did read the blurb, but didn’t see it coming. Needless to say, I was intrigued.

Usually, I don’t care for a story in the first person, but having a glimpse into the two main characters thoughts made this story very compelling. ‘Past Tense’ takes you on a fast pace ride to a dangerous world full of suspense and strange, unusual monsters and demons; good vs. evil. The minute I started this supernatural romance, I was captivated by its exciting plot and charming characters. I loved Quinn’s family, and his friend Parker was a blast. Quinn was surrounded by people who loved and respected him so for him to be so unhappy and unkempt, it was a little hard to believe he had little interest in life and was so miserable. I never like to praise a bad guy, but ‘the dog’ character was so believable and frightening. I was terrified every minute Jason was alone with this man.

I do have to disagree with Lynn. I never felt that there was a second half to this book. It seemed to flow well, evenly increasing its intensity.
This story draws you in and refuses to let go. I would be interested in seeing Quinn and Jason again in their next adventure.

If you enjoy a good thrilling read this is the book for you.