Saturday, October 31, 2020

Series Spotlight: BEYOND THE REALM: REMEMBER - Includes Reviews & Giveaway!

Beyond the Realm: Remember is a multi-author series. 

Each book is set in its own world and can be read as a standalone novel. 

Join eight authors on eight very different, romantic, and magical stories as each one writes their own take on the same concept. 

“There’s no time. Remember…”  

There are eight separate release dates. 

All the books are available for pre-order and available on Kindle Unlimited. 

Book 1: Rueberry Orchard by Michele Notaro - October 6th

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“There’s no time. Remember Rueberry Orchard.”

A beautiful man in strange clothing starts invading my dreams, and even though I know he isn’t real, the dreams—mind-links, according to him—are so vivid it’s hard to imagine this man doesn’t exist. After a few of these nightly visits, I start looking forward to meeting him and listening to his smooth voice as he tries to convince me to go to Rueberry Orchard. 

To my surprise, the place really exists, but I know it would be crazy to go there when it’s ten hours away… right? 

When the visits don’t stop, some deep desire inside me knows I have to listen to this dream man, even if it’s absolutely insane. I follow his instructions to Rueberry Orchard, and nothing in this world could’ve prepared me for what I find. Or for the wild adventure I’m about to embark on. 

Carra's Review of Rueberry Orchard

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and boy what a wonderful introduction to her work!  The amnesia trope is set up and executed perfectly, and the extremely slow burn romance plays out almost like a second chance romance in a contemporary fantasy setting.  There were ALL the feels in this one, and I couldn’t get enough.

The characters were incredible, all with plenty of depth and critical roles to play in the story even if they were supporting characters.  I cared just as much for every secondary character as I did for Rhile and Ezryn, and felt invested in all of them.  I’m desperately hoping the author will continue with more stories in this world so all of them can get their own happy endings.

Rhile and Ezryn’s story was heartbreaking but still hopeful, and I loved watching as Rhile got to discover his love all over again.  My heart went out to poor Ezryn, he was so sad as he endured the entire process.  But it all demonstrated that the two of them belonged together no matter what, and having them back together again—even before Rhile’s memory returned—made my heart happy.

I liked that even though this was a fantasy that it was set in the contemporary world.  It allowed for a believable cross between the fantasy elements and modern aspects which I think made the situation more relatable, even if the fantasy is still fiction.

Rueberry Orchard was definitely unputdownable, and was a 5-star read for me.  I really hope we get to hear more from Joz, Bray, Angel, Bubbles, and the rest of the team…I am kinda hooked on them all!  There are still loose ends that need exploring, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed ;-). This story is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.

Book 2: Willowhope Manor by Sammi Cee - October 8th


“There’s no time. Remember Willowhope Manor.”

All Chance wants is a change of pace and a little excitement, so opening a B&B in a town surrounded by ghost stories sounds like the perfect solution.

Throw in Jett, the super-sexy handyman, who is as willing to work him over as he is to help return the manor to its former glory, and Chance knows he made the right decision.

On the surface, the renovation is moving along perfectly. Then Chance asks questions that were better left buried, and the manor is quickly overrun with restless spirits.

Will Chance have to sacrifice his dreams, tuck tail, and run, or will Jett stand by his side to face-off with the ghosts of Willowhope Manor?

Carra's Review of Willowhope Manor

I’ll tell you right off the bat that I admired Chance for taking the leap by buying The Manor, and putting aside his textbook successful life to do so.  Sometimes you just need to try a different path to find your happiness, and Chance made that hard decision to change his life.

The setup between him and Jett was obvious, and while due to the shorter length of this story it might seem like they rushed into a physical relationship the time that elapsed shows that actually isn’t the case.  

The real drama starts once Chance and Jett check out the locked room that Chance was warned away from by the previous owner, setting off the release of something sinister and triggering Chance’s memories from the past.

I had a harder time getting into this book than the first one in the series.  This story didn’t flow as well for me, it did feel a bit rushed as I was reading.  While I liked the concept of Chance’s mother’s character, she did feel a bit much here…which I’m also chalking up to the shorter relative story length.  She’s a handful of a character, which felt a bit overwhelming in the short time (again relatively speaking) she appeared in the book.

3.5 stars for Willowhope Manor, and keep in mind this story is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.

Book 3: Copper Creek by Jacki James - October 13th


“There’s no time. Remember Copper Creek.”

From the moment Dimas met Hazzard they had a bizarre connections, it was like a mating bond but not quite. Something was missing. Imagine their surprise when that something turns out to be a someone.

An owl, a wolf, and a bear. All three mates and all three fit together perfectly. Now if everything else in Copper Creek were going as smoothly as their mating.

Unfortunately, an anti-shifter group is getting close to finding the psychotropic salamanders whose toxin can prevent a shifter's animal from surfacing. Join these three as they work with the rest of the Copper Creek clan to find the salamanders and make sure they don't fall into the wrong hands.

Book 4: Marcellus by Michelle Frost - October 15th


“There’s no time. Remember Marcellus.”

Since the Null’s defeat, the land of Ferron had known peace under the guiding hands of the Conservatory of Mages.

After he earned his name in battle, Vian the Scarred set out on every mission the Conservatory put before him. Yet, no amount of hunting monsters or fugitive Nulls could quiet the fitful yearning of his heart.

Until Marcellus came and imbued Vian’s life with his golden glow...for a time.

Set on the path of an unknown monster, Vian hunts with a ferocity that feels misplaced while vivid flashes of golden hair catch at the edges of his dreams. Fulfilling the Conservatory’s orders has always been his life’s work, but this time the demands of his heart might win out if only he could remember.

Book 5: Amos Ridge by BL Maxwell - October 20th


“There’s no time. Remember, I love you.”

It all started with a discovery. A cave beneath a waterfall that held a crystal. Two boys—best friends—embark on a journey they’re told will help all mankind. As the years go by, their friendship turns to love, and their adventure turns into a battle.

Drew Langly is the keeper of the crystal. With his contact, the crystal allows them to jump to different timestreams and help, if they can, to further that society or fix anything that improves their lives. When he’s ripped from the timestream, it’s the beginning of what will change everything they’ve come to know about how the different timestreams function.

Colby Adams is Drew’s boyfriend, fellow traveler, and jump partner. When Drew is left vulnerable after a failed jump, he’s there to help and try to figure out what went wrong. They soon discover another team of travelers is in trouble, but they’ve been warned against trusting them. The more they learn, the more they realize everything has been a lie. To rewrite a history that’s been full of deceit, they’ll need to put their trust, once again, in strangers. Can they rewind it all and begin again? Experience the history they were always meant to? With some unconventional help, maybe…

Book 6: The Manuscript by J.D. Light - October 22nd


“There's no time. Remember the Manuscript.”

Omi has had vague but vivid dreams his whole life but would forget them within minutes of opening his eyes. When he started writing the dreams down as soon as he woke up, he suddenly realized the significance when things in those dreams would pop up in his daily life. A broken toaster that caused a ridiculous automobile accident that was thankfully not fatal to anyone. A pop can that exploded in the middle of class and covered his least favorite teacher in orange soda.

Omi's dreams about a man with sunflower eyes were his favorite and enough to fill the pages of a manuscript. He couldn't help but fall madly in love with the man, even if he never had a name. But the beautiful stranger never appeared like the other objects in his dreams and with every day that he didn't, Omi became more and more depressed until he finally had to lock the manuscript away and stop writing about the man.

Six years have passed since Omi has touched the manuscript, but he would recognize the man that shows up at his favorite coffee shop anywhere, even before he gets close enough for Omi to see his sunflower eyes. How is a guy supposed to react to seeing the man he's been in love with from the time he was eighteen in real life for the first time? Probably NOT how Omi does.

Canton knows that Omi is his oracle the moment he sees him… just like he knows that Omi is his mate from the very beginning. But that is impossible, since fate weavers haven't had mates in centuries, and it is absolutely forbidden to mate your oracle.

Canton has waited for his oracle for two hundred long years, and he desperately wants to finish his work, but the more time he spends with the feisty man, the harder it is to remember to keep his distance emotionally. How can he possibly spend endless hours with a man he wants so much and not get to treasure him like he wants?

The answers to that just might be found in the pages of a manuscript Omi isn't sure he wants to share.

Book 7: Amethyst Isle by Wren Kenzie - October 27th


“There’s no time. Remember Amethyst Isle.”

Never trust a stray cat that follows you around and stares at you like it knows your darkest secrets. Especially, when that cat shows up perched on the shoulder of a huge man who demands I meet him on an abandoned pier at midnight if I don’t want to die. A man who also exposes those dark secrets right there on the street in front of my office.

My parents warned me to fear anyone who knew what I was. I should run away, but I can’t make myself do it. I’m drawn to him, and I need answers. I have to know how he knows. And just maybe he can explain the nightmares that have been ruining my nights. Explain why I feel like I’ve known him my entire life. But you know what they say about curiosity killing the cat, except this time, it’s the cat himself that might kill me.

Book 8: Imaginary Lover by Morgan Brice - October 29th


“There’s no time. Remember your imaginary lover....”

Cory Caldwell woke up by the side of the road with no memory of how he got there. He pieces together who he is but has no idea what happened to him.

Dark visions haunt him—flashes of blood, magic, and a brutal fight. Scorching dreams of a faceless lover offer no clues. His gut warns that something urgent is eluding him, and that time is running out. Worse is the sense of bone-deep grief, as if Cory is missing part of his soul.

Desperate for answers, he hops a bus for Fox Hollow, a town famous for psychics, mediums, and those with supernatural abilities. Then a stranger calls Cory by name and casts a furtive glance around him. “There’s no time,” the man says. “I need your help. Remember...” Can Cory unlock his missing memories and rescue the stranger before it’s too late?

Imaginary Lover is full of dangerous magic, hurt/comfort, brave monster hunters, dark curses, sincere psychics, found family, and forever love.

Carra's Review of Imaginary Lover

I’d read this author’s other story set in Fox Hollow, so I was excited to see that Imaginary Lover would be set in that same world even though it’s part of a shared series with other authors.  The opening does definitely grab the reader’s attention with Cory’s predicament, waking on the side of the road without his memory.

From there it’s a quest for him to find out who he is and how he wound up that way, with him finding his way to Fox Hollow and the interesting residents there to look for help.  It was great to see so many familiar characters again, and watch as they help Cory find out who he is and who his dream lover is as well.

Along the way some characters from the author’s other series do pop up in both quick and substantial cameo roles as everyone works to discover what happened to Cory, and how to help him and his lover.  There is a fair bit of drama, though nothing over the top, and peppered in along the way are plenty of steamy times with Cory and his dream lover.  Can you say “sex magic”?  Yep, that’s your tease for this one ;-)

I really enjoyed visiting Fox Hollow again, and wound up reading this in one sitting.  Imaginary Lover gets 4.5 stars from me, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Cory Max in this author’s different series in the future!  This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New Release-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: WILDFIRE by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes (Sons of Olympus #1)



by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes


Sons of Olympus, Book 1

Wilder Pratt has given up trying to get his life together. Passed up for a promotion, left by his long-term boyfriend, nothing in his life seems to work how he planned. Wilder is just treading water . . . right up until the moment he trips over a dead student outside his office with a golden would-be murderer standing over the body.

Hermes has been running his whole life—from duty and danger, from a father who mistrusts him and siblings who outshine him. But when the students at Banneker College of magic start dropping dead one after another, Hermes’s ass is on the line. He finds himself playing bodyguard to a man who suspects him of murder, but that doesn’t seem enough to keep Professor Pratt’s hot hands off him.

An ancient evil has risen from the depths of Tartarus, and he’s coming for Banneker. The only thing standing in the way of a titanic apocalypse is one disappointing part-time professor and a god who’d rather abandon the world to its fate. But if they work together, they may just save everyone.

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“Is . . . is he dead?” Wilder demanded, even though his breath was trying to freeze in his chest.

The man looked up at him. “What?” He glanced back down at the student and blinked like it was a surprise to find a corpse there. “Oh, you mean him. Wait, are you talking to me?” His eyes widened even more as he looked back up at Wilder, as if the body had been shock enough, but someone speaking to him was beyond comprehension.

Wilder glanced all around and back at the man, holding out his hands to indicate the empty hallway. “Who else would I be talking to?”

The guy gave a lazy shrug and grinned, far too casually to be keeping company with a dead body. “Dunno, you professorial types are always talking to yourselves, aren’t you? I think all those books make you funny in the head.”

“Maybe if you read a book or two, you would realize that ‘dunno’ isn’t a word,” Wilder pointed out. He didn’t have a problem with the slang, really, but he was surprised and bothered and feeling wrong-footed, and when he felt uncomfortable, he tended to ignore his therapist’s advice.

He hopped to his feet, grinning at Wilder like a man who belonged in a madhouse. “S’pose so, huh? Dunno what I’d do with all them fancy words, though. My head might explode if I filled it too full.”

Wilder opened his mouth and closed it once, and then twice. “Matthew,” he said, unintelligently.


“His name is Matthew. I just remembered. One of his term papers is in my bag.”

The man looked once again down at the body between them, then gave Matthew a little nudge with his toe. Matthew didn’t rouse. “I guess you don’t gotta worry about grading that one.”

Even for Wilder, that was a little flippant. He looked at the man, expecting to find the same inappropriate grin in place, even as he joked about the death of a student. He was frowning, though, looking at the body like a puzzle, and one he wasn’t enjoying.

“Disappointed?” Wilder asked.

He looked up at Wilder and shook his head. “No. Just can’t figure it out. He’s the second one like this. Can’t see what killed him—he’s just gone.” He looked around the hallway. He seemed to think he’d find the young man standing somewhere else and no longer lying on the floor. Then he shook his head. “Gone.”

He was right. There was no sign of what had killed Matthew. He was just pale and cold, eyes staring sightlessly at the ceiling.

“Uncle H is gonna be pissed,” the guy muttered. “Nothing to be done now, though. I gotta get back to work. Later, Prof!”

“Hey! You can’t just leave. We need to call—” Wilder’s head snapped up to stare at the man, but he found himself alone in the hallway with his student’s corpse.

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Carra's Review

This author duo has done it again.  Another excellent story with characters right out of Greek mythology, Wildfire brings Wilder, a mage with the power of fire, and Hermes, everyone’s favorite love-to-hate-him smart aleck messenger god, together as they fight against the Titans trying to come back into power.  

You may not think things look promising for Wilder and Hermes in the romance department, but keep reading—the tempestuous beginning to their relationship eventually leads to something deeper, even as each of them wonder how they could ever have anything solid together.  They certainly do have plenty of physical chemistry…and though Hermes may wonder how he suddenly seems to have come to care for the humans at the Banneker school, he and Wilder do have that in common.

But there are baddies on the loose, and in addition to these new enemies you’ll find appearances of characters from the authors’ Lords of the Underworld series in supporting roles.  Oh, and brownies.  I’m finding myself craving brownies now.  You’ll see.

I loved immersing myself in this story; I’ve always been one to devour Greek mythology when going to school, once out of school, and now in books that are crafted around the myths.  This duo puts you right in the middle of the Greek gods and Titans, and impressively so considering all those mythological figures are part of the modern-day society in which the story is set.

Wildfire was a 5-star read for me, and I am excited for more in the series to see which gods will have their own stories told.  If you’re a mythology addict like me, this book and the series from which it spins off are a must-have for your personal library.  Note that the adult language and sexual content do make this story one for readers 18+.

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She is a full-time writer who lives in the Midwest with her husband and cat. Someday, she plans to be a full-time writer who lives near the ocean with her husband, cat.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

New Release-Review & Excerpt: VIRGIN SHIFTERS: SHIFTING FOR THE FIRST TIME - Includes Giveaway!


Virgin Shifters: Shifting for the First Time ~ A Limited Edition Collection


With Stories By JS Bright, Melissa E Costa, Nicole Dennis, Kelly Fox, Jessie G, Miski Harris, Katey Hawthorne, Kris Jacen, Jacki James, Kim Katil, K-Lee Klein, Lynn Michaels, Megs Pritchard, Victoria Sue, TL Travis, Sara York

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First time shifting

There’s a first time for everything. When these shifters come of age, shifting for their first time into their true form, you never know what will happen. Is that love in the air, or just mating rituals handed down from one generation to another?

Pick up this exciting boxset with new to you authors and some old favorites. It’s sure to please and give you hours of reading pleasure.

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Stories in this Limited Edition Collection:
Count Down by JS Bright
The Last Kitsune by Melissa E Costa
By The Moonlight by Megs Pritchard
Prey To The Fox by Jessie G
BlessEd Be The Dead by TL Travis
Finding His Groove by Sara York
First Fire by Lynn Michaels
The Omega Thief by Victoria Sue
Bee Cave Magic by Kelly Fox
Paws In The Snow by Nicole Dennis
Shift to Gray by Kim Katil
Mountain Ail by Kris Jacen
Open Season by Katey Hawthorne
Sunbeams and SunTea by K-lee Klein
Prince of Indigo Island by Jacki James
Leopards Lair by Miski Harris

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Nicole Dennis

Paws in the Snow

Exhausted from the waves of pain, Derick slowly packed up his backpack and tucked the bottle in the outer pocket. Zipping it up, he slung one strap over his shoulder and grabbed his coat. Carefully, he walked down the steps.

Though other students called out to him, he ignored them. Just not feeling strong enough to answer.

He leaned against the front row desks. Dropping his coat on one desk, he rubbed his fingers over his head and rubbed his neck.

Dark speckles filled his vision. Then the strange burning sensation returned to his eyes.

“Do you know what is happening to you, mon chaton?” Chevalier asked in his soft French-Canadian accent.

Lifting his head, Derick tried to blink through the speckle spots and burning. “Happening? Flu. Got flu.”

Chevalier shook his head. “Not the flu. Something special. Something that I don’t think you ever learned about, but now I can see it inside you. I can help you, but you must trust me. You will need to listen to me, follow me, and I’ll get you through what is happening.” He touched his fingers against Derick’s cheek. “Can you do that for me, mon chaton?”

“Will I feel better?”

“Oh, oui, better and stronger. That I can promise.”

His knees buckled when another wave of pain and cramps roared through his body. He groaned and collapsed.

“Oh, mon chaton, we’re running out of time,” Chevalier said when he caught him. He held Derick tight against his frame.

“Feel horrible… Help me, Professor—”

“Ben. Call me Ben.”

“Scared. Feel horrible.” Derick rested his head on Chevalier—Ben’s shoulder. He breathed in the soft fragrance of Ben’s cologne. Just the touch and smell of him comforted whatever happened deep inside him. “Don’t leave me.”

“Never, mon chaton.


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Carra's Review (select stories)

Here's my review of several of the stories in the collection.  For the overall collection, I'd give it a 4-star rating.  Note this collection is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.  Enjoy! 

Count Down by JS Bright

Everything about Colin and Landyn was just right for me.  I liked that Colin wasn’t aware of what he was, while Landyn was the opposite.  The two of them just clicked together, with the expected physical chemistry.  My only “on the fence” portion was near the end of the story with Colin’s neighbor—I would have liked to have seen more background on who he was and the whole aspect of what he was doing.  I think though that the author could use this to eventually expand this story into a longer one down the road.  3.75*

The Last Kitsune by Melissa E Costa

Oh my goodness, I just LOVED this story.  It was so sweet, yet at the same time a bit sad, but in the end left me with a huge smile on my face.  I felt so sad for Kai as he was quite lonely, but as more details emerged during Shigeru’s stay and the whole truth came out, I reveled in what the two of them found together.  Through the writing I could feel the boundless joy they both experienced once Shigeru found his true form.  I would be thrilled if the author would choose to turn this into a full-length novel just to be able to spend more time with Kai and Shigeru.  5*

By the Moonlight by Megs Pritchard

Simply put, this was HOT.  I loved the fact that Jordy had been waiting for Stone since Stone was born. I loved how protective but not overbearing Jordy was with him.  I loved how much they craved each other, even though Stone didn’t understand why.  I just loved everything about this story.  And the intimate scenes are scorching hot—even with as short a time period as the story covers, the buildup of sexual tension between Jordy and Stone before they give in is intense.  I think you can tell I just loved this story in general ;-).  5*

Prey to the Fox by Jessie G.

Everything about this story screams classic shifter to me, and that’s one of the reasons why I loved it.  The combination of rabbit and fox when they are traditionally prey and predator, the ascension of an embattled runt of the litter to a loved and important member of the community, and the absolute love between Dario and Bastian…all of this made this story into something exceedingly enjoyable.  Besides, who wouldn’t love an adorable bunny and his just as beautiful fox mate?  5*

Finding His Groove by Sara York

I really liked the matchup of Avi and Win.  They are opposites in size which is always a great match, and once he figures out how to shift, Avi’s animal is simply magnificent—and in oh so many ways.  His family certainly underestimated him after he had gone so long without ever shifting, and I thought it was justice served when he finally came into his own.  4*

Paws in the Snow by Nicole Dennis

This is a lovely story about a young man who didn’t know he was a shifter being guided into his first shift.  The story concentrates on what he feels and how he reacts and adapts, though due to the short length of time covered readers will not get much further than that into Derick’s life.  Ben, his TA from one of his classes, is great as a mentor to help guide Derick and explain everything to him.  There’s no romance initiated during this story; however, if the author decides to expand this in the future to a full-length novel this would be a solid foundation upon which to build.  4*

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

New Release & Giveaway: SCHOOL AND ROCK by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey (Arizona Raptors #5)

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Length: 55,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Arizona Raptors Series

Book #1 - Coast to Coast - Universal Link
Book #2 - Across The Pond - Universal Link
Book #3 - Shadow and Light - Universal Link
Book #4 - Sugar and Ice - Universal Link


When Colorado Penn finds an unexpected package on his front step, his life will be changed forever.

Colorado Penn is living the dream. Starting goalie for the Arizona Raptors when in season, lead singer for a hard rock band when summer rolls around. He’s the quintessential free spirit who’s making sure he enjoys all the carnal blessings of his athleticism, and gritty singing voice. Now the Raptors are moving into their first playoff appearance in years, but the arrival of an unexpected package means that hockey may have to take a backseat to something way more important. Instead of the usual undergarments from adoring fans, he finds a newborn baby with a small note tucked under her carrier, naming him as the father. He refuses to give up his daughter and is determined to be the kind of father he’d dreamed of having. But to keep Madeline, he’ll need help, and he’ll need it fast. Enter handsome emergency manny, Joseph. They may be opposites, but Colorado starts to see that Joseph’s stable, calm influence makes his chaotic lifestyle choices seem less appealing. There’s something about the man that soothes not only his infant daughter but also the wild child inside Colorado.

Joseph is one year away from getting his degree in planetary science, working cover shifts at the planetarium, and pulling in income with short term manny gigs. Stars collide as he provides emergency childcare for the wild man of hockey, a man who moves so fast through life that he doesn’t know how to stop. Homeless, and caring for his niece, Emma, fate brings Joseph into Colorado and baby Madeline’s life. Madeline is a sweetheart, and Colorado is trying his hardest to make the best decision for his baby girl. He offers his home and an indecent salary, to keep Joseph in his life until summer’s end. Colorado brings mysticism and metal to Joseph’s sanctuary of science, but somehow Joseph needs to tame this shooting star and create a family. Nothing in the contract said Joseph had to fall in love to make that happen, but when it’s time for him to leave, will the void in his heart ever heal, or will it remain as cold as space itself?

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RJ Scott is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 140 romance and suspense novels. From bodyguards to hockey stars, princes to millionaires, cowboys to military heroes to every-day heroes, she believes that love is love and every man deserves a happy ending.

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.


Friday, October 16, 2020

New Release-Review: THE HOOKUP by Kindle Alexander

The Hookup
by Kindle Alexander

Genre: M/M Romance Novella
Release Date: October 12, 2020
Cover Design: Reese Dante Book Cover Art & Design

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A well-deserved celebration is in order for attorney Easton Elliott. Everything is going as planned until a tempting glimpse of the past sidebars the handsome attorney’s party.

An unexpected invitation has linguist Grant Holt excited about the spur-of-the-moment rendezvous. But words are futile when he arrives to find there’s been a mix up. 

A text, a celebration, and a misunderstanding all lead to…The Hookup


Goodreads - “The Hookup is a very quick novella that was steamy and so hot that you will be in danger of being burnt”
SiKReviews - “A sweet book about a couple who spice up their marriage in a unique way”
Goodreads - “Kindle Alexander never lets you down when reading about the men in their stories.” 

There’s nothing quite like a short, hot novella from one of my favorite authors with just a touch of angst to put a smile on my face.  This is a really quick read—like maybe a half hour to an hour—but it packed enough of a punch in that time to have me loving both Grant and Easton, and wanting to know so much more about them.

It’s hard not to say too much in my review considering the short length of this story.  What it all boils down to though is two guys looking for and finding a hot and sexy hookup, and what you learn of them at the beginning of the story is not all as it seems.  But that’s actually a great thing, which turns the story into one of my favorite tropes (no, I can’t tell you!  That would give it away!).

Just know that you can expect a great quick story from a tried-and-true author, and yes—you’ll eventually find out what is up with Grant’s pants.

5 stars for The Hookup, and oh yes it is absolutely for readers 18+ for adult language and steamy sexual content.

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

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