Monday, August 29, 2016

Cause to Live by Akinasky

Cause to Live by Akinasky

After the final battle, the rebels are given a choice by a mysterious man: move on to the afterlife or live once again and help him and his people fight a battle of their own.

This is a really interesting premise that I'm enjoying. Seeing the rebels reunite with their friends and lovers, all the while preparing for another, possibly even more dangerous battle, kept me glued to my screen. Check it out!

~ M

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Review: Loving Blitz (North Pole Tales #4) by Charlie Cochet

From North Pole City to Winter Wonderland, preparations are underway after a royal announcement sweeps everyone into a frenzy of festivity. At the heart of the celebration are the city’s most beloved elf pilots, the Rein Dears. Once the Big Flight is behind them, the pilots prepare for the royal event. Assigned a special task of finding an Elska rose, Cupid and Blitzen are unaware of how their friendship is about to change forever.

Yet not all that glitters is gold. The sweet, angelic Cupid hides a dark secret, one that threatens to destroy his Rein Dear status, his friends, and the elf who’s captured his heart. It’s up to Blitzen to help Cupid see the light in the darkness and show him that together they can mend broken hearts.

I know it's a little too early to be reading Christmas stories, but I couldn't pass this one up! I adore this series and somehow missed this book's release last December. As always, Charlie Cochet never fails to enchant me with the delightful universe she's created.

Cupid and Blitzen (Blitz) are such a sweet pair. Both characters always look out for each other and never seem to leave each other's side, even when in danger. Reading about the characters from previous books was like reconnecting with old friends. The conflict in the story was quite interesting and didn't drag out too long. I would highly recommend this adorable story whether it's December or August! It's just an overall good read! I've become accustomed to reading a new story in this series each December, so I'm hoping a new tale will be released later this year!

4.5 stars

North Pole Tales Series
Mending Noel
The Heart of Frost
Vixen's Valor

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Endless Searing by harruka






Endless Searing by harruka

After their race against one another, Haru worries that history is repeating itself and he's losing his best friend. He doesn't know what to do to get them back to the way they once were, and fears that Makoto is purposely pulling away from him.

This one shot really tugs at the heartstrings. The author effectively portrays a scenario that all of us fear, but doesn't allow readers to fall into an abyss of angst and despair. I definitely recommend this story for all Makoharu fans. Don't worry, it ends on a good note! ;)

~ M


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I ❤ Yaoi: Boku no Kirai na Otouto by Kamo Nabako

Good morning, yaoi lovers! This week's selection is Boku no Kirai na Otouto by Kamo Nabako.

When their parents married, Shiina gained a stepbrother five years his junior, Kazuya. Kazuya is a picky eater and only eats the food prepared by Shiina, who is a chef.

But as Kazuya grows older, he became more and more distant, leaving Shiina feeling at a loss from the growing distance between them.

When Kazuya enters high school he completely changes. Shiina is shocked that is little brother violated him and runs away from home. 


Hmmm... I read some of the comments pertaining to this manga, but decided to give it a try anyway. Unfortunately the commenters were right. First, let me talk about the good. I loved the artwork and Shiina is a sweet, likeable character. When readers are first introduced to Kazuya, he is a cute 15-year-old, but as he grows older, he turns into the worst kind of jerk. In my opinion, there is really isn't anything Kazuya can do to redeem himself, but I'm sure the author has something in mind. I can't say this manga is horrible, but it will definitely make you angry.

~ M

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sold for Peace by spotteddreamcatcher

Sold for Peace by spotteddreamcatcher

When Nasir is forced into an arranged marriage to member of a clan of rough men and women, he is fearful. Under the new reign of Spartacus, the clan is slowly changing its war-loving ways, but Nasir as well as his family, remains uncertain. However, he is surprised when he finds his soon-to-be husband is not only imposing and strong, but also gentle and sweet.

Talk about an adventure! This is one of those stories that pulls you in right from the beginning. I am 100% invested in this epic tale and can't wait to read more! There is a supernatural/shifter element to this story, but as of this post, it hasn't been explored much. We know there are alphas and omegas, but that is the full extent right now. Highly recommended!

~ M

Friday, August 19, 2016

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Safe With You by Catherine Lievens

Author: Catherine Lievens

Release Date: August 12 2016

Cover Design: Paul Richmond

Length: 220 pages

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Blurb

Leslie Reilly is a police officer in the small town of Santa Anna Springs. He has a job he loves, a supportive family, and good friends, but he’s lonely. He hasn’t had much luck with romance. And he’s not the only one. Since the death of his wife, Gavin Donovan has been alone—raising his young son Ben and trying to protect Ben from his homophobic grandfather, whose attempts to get custody of the boy are growing more and more desperate. When Leslie and Gavin meet, they know making a life together might not be easy, but they’re willing to do whatever it takes to be a family.

All Leslie wants is to protect Gavin and Ben, but it’s proving harder than he expected as Gavin’s father-in-law’s violence escalates. When Gavin is injured and Ben is kidnapped, Leslie must decide how far he’s willing to go to keep the ones he loves safe.

Author Bio

Catherine lives in Italy with her son, three cats, and her husband, who doesn’t like cats. It’s not Catherine’s fault strays seem to love her. She’s the one author who hates coffee and lives on energy drinks instead, and she wishes she could have more time to read, so sometimes she skips housework to do just that. Books can make everything look better, including dirty floors. Catherine Lievens has always loved books. She’s not sure how she managed to marry a man who doesn’t read, but she deals with it and buys enough books for both of them. Just ask him—he frequently wonders if the books on her shelves mate with each other to produce new ones. She never told him it’s only her buying more books. After brushing up her English to graduate in English language and translation, she decided to put it to good use and write the characters she always dreamt of. She likes writing about creatures people say don’t exist, like shifters and harpies, because her life’s too boring to write about what she knows, and she always wanted to be a cat anyway.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Jeremy's Story by Ned Ericsson

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Everyone has a story.
Dealing with HIV, high school bullies, and new found feelings.
That is Jeremy’s Story.


Synopsis

Jeremys Story Book CoverJeremy is a teenager with a terrible past.

He has to live with its consequences for the rest of his life.

There is hope.

He’s found a new family, a new life, and a new school.

Will he be able to find friends? Love?

Or will he let those who would judge him prevail?


Pre-order Links

WIP | ARe | Amazon US | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon DE

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Giveaway

Prize: $5 WIP Gift Card


About the Author

After publishing several adult stories under a different name, NED ERICSSON decided to reach deep down inside himself and write a story for which a younger generation, as well as the older ones, might relate. He hopes he succeeded in making people think.

Ned looks forward to writing many more stories to entertain and he hopes provoke some minds into thinking about today’s issues through their telling.

Ned lives in Canada with his husband Ken and their cat, Oscar Wild.

NED ERICSSON can be found at:
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