Monday, October 31, 2016

The Hunt for Naevia by Northern_Queen_78

The Hunt for Naevia by Northern_Queen_78

The doms of the blood games have been neglecting their main job to track down and destroy all human nests with any rumour of fertiles being held hostage after Naevia was taken from them. Agron find himself falling in love with one of the fertiles they saved on one of their hunts.

This story is somewhat complicated, but also falls in line with much of the canon storyline from Spartacus. You'll recognize important moments from the show that are depicted in this AU with an additional alpha/omega-style twist. This is the first part of a series that I look forward to reading! Check it out!

~ M

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Love at First Message by iwatobifluffandstuff

Love at First Message by iwatobifluffandstuff

When Makoto connects with an artist he admires on Tumblr, he is ecstatic while Haru is surprised he had fans at all. The two men strike up a friendship online and soon realize their feelings run deeper than mere friendship.

This is an adorable story! I love reading the various messages between Makoto and Haru and I cannot wait to see the culmination of their relationship. The story is still a work in progress, but we're at a point right now where things are really starting to heat up. Look out for Rin, who plays the part of Haru's long-suffering best friend. He adds a nice amount of humor amongst all of the awkward fluff.

~ M

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I ❤️ Yaoi: Zantei Boyfriend by Takasaki Bosco

Good morning, yaoi lovers! This week's feature is Zantei Boyfriend by Takasaki Bosco!

The unconscious passionate pheromones of a substitute teacher?! The fierce approach between a strikingly hot student and an naive teacher?!

This is a cute manga with the common student/teacher trope. The main characters are both quite likeable and handsome! It's still in the beginning stages, so I look forward to what's to come! Check it out!

~ M

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fun in the Sun by Blink_Blue

Fun in the Sun by Blink_Blue

Oliver and Connor spend the day at an amusement park. There is much fun to be had, but the day starts off a bit bumpy for Connor.

With all of the drama surrounding Coliver on HTGAWM, this story is a much-needed respite. It's filled with humor, fluff and a few cringe-worthy moments! If you're looking for a drama-free story that will definitely make you chuckle, give this one a try!

~ M

Monday, October 17, 2016

Clean Game by TheManyFacesofJester

Clean Game by TheManyFacesofJester

When a rowdy group of soccer players wreak havoc in the small diner where Nasir washes dishes, he never thought he'd catch the eye of popular player Agron. Even though he's all aggression both on and off the field, he displays a sweetness and tenderness that's too hard for Nasir to ignore.

I really enjoyed this modern au! It's a quick read, but the author does a good job of creating the right amount of fluff and conflict, while also making Agron and Nasir complex and interesting people. Crixus is a one-note character, but I understand his role in the overall story. Definitely give this cute fic a try!

~ M

Friday, October 14, 2016

Book Review: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice by Hayden Hunt

Peter works on his family's farm in the annual pumpkin patch. Halloween is his favorite time of year and he can't wait to see all of the happy faces who come to find their perfect fall decoration. He is immediately intrigued by a customer who arrives with a little boy in tow. Both look so sad and Peter wishes there was something he could do to add a little happiness to their lives.

Luke is struggling. He loves caring for his nephew, but the weight of tragedy hangs over the heads constantly. The one bright spot, other than his nephew, is the handsome man at the pumpkin patch. Peter provides a wonderful respite from all of drama and sadness currently in his life, but how long with that happiness last?

This is a lovely, relatively uncomplicated love story. Both of MCs are very likeable, and the secondary characters are just as great. They didn't bog down the story and added more depth to the MCs respective storylines. The "big misunderstanding" was somewhat of an eye roll moment for me, but I could definitely see things from both sides and didn't let the situation tarnish my view of the overall book.

If you're looking for a quick read with complex and relatable characters, this is the book for you!

4.5 stars 

A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Buy Link


~ M

Blog Tour: Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster

Tempting Tristan (A Sexy Standalone M/M Romance)
Series: Harborside Nights Author: Melissa Foster
Release Date: October 19, 2016

Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas.

Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault--he leads with his heart, not his head--and that's never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he's beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar...

Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He's guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star--for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother's funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn't necessarily accept, and live the life he's always dreamed of.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex's walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex's physical scars aren't the ones that run the deepest.

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I ❤️ Yaoi: Kimi Shika Shiranai by Saba Suru (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello yaoi lovers! Today's selection is the Free! doujinshi, Kimi Shika Shiranai by Saba Suru.

When Makoto is questioned about having a girlfriend, he freezes up. He knows he cares about Haru, but is unsure about his best friend's feelings. Haru makes it his mission to show Makoto exactly how he feels.

This is a pretty simple, quick read. The drawing style took a moment to get used to, and the story gets right to the point (smut), but it was enjoyable overall. MakoHaru fans will definitely like this! Check it out!

Read Kimi Shika Shiranai here.

~ M

Monday, October 10, 2016

Blog Tour: All Hallows' Eve by Annabelle Jacobs

Annabelle Jacobs - All Hallows' Eve

Author: Annabelle Jacobs

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Length: 81,000 words

Buy Links: Amazon US Amazon UK


Will a centuries-old broken heart ruin the promise of new love?

Dominic Ashworth is descended from a long line of witches, although the family practice of witchcraft died out generations ago. Forever connected to a dark history, the house he grew up in remained in the Ashworth family for generations until his estranged father sold it.

On a mission to check out the new owners, Dominic runs into Caleb Jones and gives the gorgeous man his phone number—but getting a date should be the last thing on Dominic’s agenda.

Caleb and his best friend, Zach Briceworth, are oblivious to the heartache and magic tied to the foundations of their new home. When strange things start to happen, the truth emerges and surprises them both, especially as everything revolves around Caleb’s new love interest.

After a shaky start, Caleb and Dominic settle into an easy relationship, falling faster than either of them expected. But with Halloween approaching, the possibility of danger increases. The past is not always as it seems, and the ripples of a tragic event threaten to put an end to everything between them.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Blog Tour: The Ghost in the Mirror (Samuel Dexter #1) by Faith Gibson

Title: The Ghost in the Mirror (Samuel Dexter #1)
Author: Faith Gibson
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Photographer: Randy Rls Sewell
What do you do when you have no memories of your life except the one moment that took everything away? My name is Dex and I'm a Marine. Somewhere in the horrors of the sand overseas, an explosion took out not only most of my unit but also my memories of everything that happened before that day. When my memories don’t return, the explosion also ends my career in the military. That one moment costs me everything. Starting from scratch sucks. I don’t even know what foods I like or what types of music I listen to. Am I a boxer or briefs man? Do I like women or men? I also have to figure out what I’m going to do with my life from this point on. While adjusting to my new life, I start seeing things -- things that no one else can see. I think that maybe my head injury caused more than amnesia. When one of my "visions" won't leave me alone, I have no choice but to believe in ghosts. Along with the ghosts during the day, at night I dream vividly of two men. But are these two men merely dreams, or are they memories? When one man steps through the door of my hospital room, I have the answer. This man literally tries to lead me down memory lane, culminating in a searing kiss. Too bad my brain isn't cooperating, because this man is breathtaking. With the help of my sassy grandmother, I begin to rebuild my life. I am Samuel Dexter, and these are my stories. WARNING: This book contains scenes that might be considered triggers for some. Sam is a Marine involved in an explosion. This book also (mildly) describes children being kidnapped in the past and their remains found later.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Crossroads by monicashipscoliver

Crossroads by monicashipscoliver

Connor lives in the depths of despair. His heart is broken, blackened and rotten. He yearns for the beautiful angel who appears to him, but also knows that he's not good enough to even cast his eyes upon such a wonderful creature. Oliver, on the other hand, will stop at nothing to convince Connor that he is a good and worthy person, and that the only hell he lives in the hell he's created for himself.

Wow! This is a gorgeous one shot that really took me by surprise! monicashipscoliver tells a tale that has depth and palpable emotion; all wrapped up in an angels and demons theme. Definitely give this excellent story a try! You won't be disappointed!

~ M

artwork credit: Kilimiria

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I ❤️ Yaoi: Manatsu no hibi by Yu-Cho (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello yaoi fans! This week's selection is the Free! dj Manatsu no hibi by Yu-Cho.

Makoto knows how much Haru loves the water and it makes him a little jealous. It's now up to him to show his best friend that water is nice, but Makoto is even better!

This is a pretty quick read. The plot is very simple, but I loved the artwork. It has a nice mix of everything and stays relatively close to the canon storyline. Check it out!

Read Manatsu no hibi here.

~ M