• 4-star,  Dark,  M/M,  Not my kind of smut,  Paranormal,  Shifter

    The Offering (Wolves of Wereduin #1) by Rosary Deville

    Right. So. I might have a bit of a soft spot for MM shifter reads. Or, more correctly, they’re a guilty pleasure of mine. And then I saw The Offering recommended. I read the blurb, I read the warnings, and I still bought it. Maybe I shouldn’t have. Anyway. The story takes place in a universe where completely different rules and morals than our own apply. It’s truly the world of the strong. The weak are used, enslaved, or even outright killed. It’s also a world where, among the wolves, you’re either born to be a dominant or a submissive. Pretty crappy odds for the submissives in other words. In…

  • 5-star reads,  Delicious smut,  M/M,  Romance

    Saint (Priset #3) by Sierra Simone

    Emotional overload. That’s what this read was. Feelings all over the place. And even if I’m conflicted about some of the content, just the magnitude of feels this story brought me makes it an indisputable 5-star. Synopsis: Aiden was always the fun guy, the life of the party. Happy, charming and living fast. Until one night changed his life and he left to become a monk. His boyfriend Elijah was left floundering without a proper explanation or goodbye. And now, 5 years later, Elijah comes to visit Aiden at his cloister, telling him he’s getting married. Only, neither of the men have gotten over the other. And despite the dramatic…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Romance,  Suspense

    Shiloh’s Secret (Out in Austin #2) by K.D. Ellis

    Release Date: November 16th I was surprised and delighted by this story. I was expecting something cliché and juicy – which is both what I got and what I wanted – but I wasn’t expecting the high quality writing or the well developed storyline. So, win! Synopsis: Shiloh is the spoiled, wild-child of a corporate big-wig that Gage Tucker – retired army vet and personal security officer – is assigned to protect against a stalker. Only, the Shiloh that Gage gets to know isn’t at all how the tabloids portray him. There’s a depth to him that isn’t instantly obvious what with his pink hair and makeup. And as Shiloh’s…

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  • M/M,  Romance,  Sci-Fi

    Cross (The Formicary #2) by S.E. Harmon

    Release Date: November 3rd To say I’m feeling conflicted would be an understatement. I was dying for the resolution of this story, and in many ways Cross did deliver. But also… all those plot holes… Synopsis: This book continues the story that started with Chrysalis. Chris and Gray are held against their will at the Formicary, and Chris desperately tries to find a way to get his lover and ex-boyfriend free. But to do that, he needs to figure out what’s really going on at the compound and exactly what was done to him. His memory loss prevents him from piecing it all together, and he’s starting to run out…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Romance

    Conquest (The Four Horsemen #1) by Sienna Moreau

    I was sucked into this read immediately. The storyline felt fresh and interesting and the characters were compelling. Also, it’s been a while since I’ve read about angels and demons. And just maybe that could also explain my instant infatuation. So. Conquest, the bad boy in this romance, is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. And he is bad for real. As in, killing people, blood, gore and intestines bad. But, this is the weird part, I still rooted for him from the start. Raziel is an angel. Super sweet and kind. But he’s broken, with no power and no wings. Until he’s given a special mission on…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Ethan & Jag Destroy the World by Maz Maddox

    Release Date: October 26th This book was a delight. Quirky, amusing and sweet all-around. Apart from all the references to blood, guts and gore that is, but that’s what you get when one of the MCs is a demon. The book is a two-parter, where the first part – Demon All the Way – was previously published, and the second part – Ethan and Jag Destroy the World – is an expansion and continuation of the first story. To me, both parts were brand new, though, and story-wise they melded together perfectly. If Maddox hadn’t explained the division in the preface I wouldn’t have noticed. As all of Maddox’s earlier…

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  • 5-star reads,  F/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Boyfriend (Moo U #0) by Sarina Bowen

    Release date: October 12th This was exactly the kind of fuzzy, feel-good story I needed. It’s been a while since I read college romance, but right now I can’t think of a reason why. Because this story was adorable and I loved it. Synopsis: Abbi is a full-time student while working as a server at the Biscuit. Weston is a hockey-star, Biscuit regular, and heart-throb of the Moo U campus. When Abbi realize that it’s Weston who’s posted the flyer offering himself up as a Thanksgiving date / fake boyfriend for a night, she can’t help herself. Of course she hires him to come along to her step-dad’s Thanksgiving dinner.…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Paranormal

    Soul Eater (Monstrous #1) by Lily Mayne

    I thought this was a very original story, portraying a post-apocalyptic world in a fascinating new way. I enjoyed reading it and I’d recommend it to others. But there were also a few things, mostly about the story structure and plot, that just didn’t make sense to me. So, I’m a bit conflicted. However, there’s no denying it’s an intriguing world Mayne has created. The story takes place in the US, twenty years after “monsters” spilled into the world through a rift between our world and another plane/dimension. People seek shelter in crowded towns along the the coast, and the rest of the country becomes the Waste – the depopulated…

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  • 5-star reads,  Delicious smut,  M/M,  Romance,  Sweet sweeter sweetest

    Encore (Famous #4) by Eden Finley

    Release date: September 9th This was an awesome read! And hot as all get out. Synopsis: Blake Monroe, former boy band super star come action hero, is persuaded to star in a gay rom-com by his then co-star and cinematic love interest, Jordan Brooks. But when a photo of Blake and Jordan is leaked to the press, they need to go into hiding, despite Blake being straight and him and Jordan only being friends. But what better way to spend the time hiding from the media than by method-acting in order to be more relaxed and natural about kissing and being intimate with another man? Just to be clear. I…

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  • 4-star,  M/M,  Suspense

    Chrysalis (The Formicary #1) by S.E. Harmon

    Release date: September 1st This was an unexpected story. Maybe because this is a bit of a genre change for Harmon. It’s still MM, sure. But the romance is not center stage here. Instead, this is more of a suspense bordering on Sci-Fi. And it’s also a cliff-hanger. Sort of. Anyway, the story sucked me in right from the start. The MC wakes up in a hospital, having been shot in the head, and with no memory of what happened. Christian – Chris – has amnesia. There’s his doctor (boy)friend, Grayson, who appears to be keeping something from him. Chris doesn’t know who wants him dead. But he knows he can’t rely on anybody else to…

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