Yay! It’s release day for Avery’s short story, Fall Break Fright. Let me give you all the details…
Title: Fall Break Fright
Author: Avery Dawes
Genre: M-M Romance with some zombie action
Length: 12K words (short story)
Recommended age: 18+ due to some spicy m-m action
Carson Davis can’t go home…
His aunt is his only relative in the world, and she’s made it clear she doesn’t want him there during his fall break. Looks like he’s stuck at the college, alone and heart-broken. But Carson hasn’t figured on his new roommate, Tyler Owen, who’s extremely hot and unfortunately straight.
Or is he?
Tyler unexpectedly invites Carson to go with him to his family’s home in Kansas. Not only that, but Carson’s gaydar must be off, ‘cause Tyler is not only gay, he’s into Carson! However, things go horribly wrong once they reach Kansas. Not with them, but with the unexpected appearance of…
The world seems to have gone mad, and now it’s Carson and Tyler against the walking dead. They have to survive these creatures so they can enjoy their happily ever after. Continue reading “Release Day: Fall Break Fright”
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Thriller/ Suspense
Blurb: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
I’m not sure where to begin with this one. Maybe I should start with the purchase. I bought this on a visit to my local Barnes & Noble. I talked with one of the employees and another patron. They agreed that I should buy this book (I wasn’t familiar with it or the author). They both also warned me that at the end I would want to throw the book across the room. I confess that sentiment had me intrigued.
Gone Girl isn’t my normal read. As those of you who follow my blog, you are well aware that I tend to read paranormal romance or m-m romance. I got to thinking that it never hurts to try something new, to step out of my reading comfort zone. Besides, I wanted to read what dozens and dozens of other readers have read. Continue reading “Finally Finished Reading: Gone Girl”
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Title: Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder
Series: The Ancient Fire Series Book One, Part 1
Author: Julie Wetzel
Published: September 19th, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Page Count: 260
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Minor Violence
Recommended Age: 13+
Synopsis: Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
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Title: Fading Light
Series: Shadow Born #2
Author: Angela Dennis
Published: September 23rd, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Word Count: 72,000
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Content Warning: Sexual Material and Violence
Recommended Age: 18+
Everyone has a breaking point.
Her hundred-year penance lifted, Shadow Bearer Brenna Baudouin returns to the Earthly plane with her partner, Gray Warlow, to keep the peace between humans and supernatural creatures—and to prevent another apocalyptic war from happening.
The attraction between them is nearing a critical point, but their checkered history has left Brenna unable to trust either her heart or her instincts.
It’s chaotic business as usual until humans begin turning to statues of dust. There is no explanation, no sign of magical foul play or a biological toxin. The humans are convinced it’s the work of a deviant supernatural faction, twisting the knife in the already tense relationship between their species. Brenna and Gray agree—the deaths have a former comrade-turned-rogue stamped all over them.
In a race against time, they enlist the help of both friend and foe to save the human race and stop the impending civil war. Along the way, they are forced to come to terms with their past and decide, once and for all, whether they will come together or fall apart.
Warning: Contains a heroine who knows her weapons but not her own heart, an outbreak of supernatural proportions, copious bloodletting, and a race to save an endangered species—humans. All tied up in a tight bow of sexual tension.
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I had the pleasure of reading Forbidden Waters (Mermen and Magic) by L.M. Brown. The publisher kindly provided me a copy in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that writing a review on this story is no hardship at all. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Before I jump into my thoughts, check out the blurb about the story (for those of you who follow my blog, you know I’m not about rehashing the plot; I’m all about giving my likes and discussing the characters).
For the dying race of mer people homosexual relationships are forbidden. When Kyle falls for Prince Finn he knows he is navigating forbidden waters.
To save his clan from the ever-increasing shark attacks, merman Kyle seeks sanctuary for his people in the sunken city of Atlantis, even though he knows that as a homosexual merman he will be sacrificing his own chance for love. Love finds him anyway in the form of Prince Finn, the rebellious young heir to the Atlantean throne.
When their relationship is discovered Kyle is the one to pay the price. Banished from the oceans he seeks shelter in England and finds a new love with human, Jake Seabrook.
For Jake, Kyle is the chance to move on from the crush he has on his straight best friend. The strange man he found naked on the beach seems to fit into his life with ease. If only Kyle weren’t keeping secrets from him, Jake could see them having a future together.
Things are not what they seem for either of the men and when Kyle discovers the truth about Finn he knows he must return to Atlantis.
Three men, a tangled relationship, and one chance for happiness, if they can trust enough to take it. Continue reading “Sexy Mermen in Forbidden Waters”