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

    Not Dead Yet (Not Dead Yet #1) by Jenn Burke

    This story has so much going for it. A living ghost. Witches. Supernatural beings. A murder mystery. And the most delicious thing of all, the ex lovers who are forced together by some shitty circumstances and who may or may not reignite their old spark. So of course I devoured this book. Synopsis: Wes is a Retrieval Specialist (read thief) who uses his special ability to turn ghost as a means to excel at his job. When he witnesses a murder during a break-in, he reaches out to his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas. Hudson is still hot AF, but any thoughts Wes might have had about maybe rekindling the old…

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

    Something Wicked by Robin Moray

    This is truly a little gem. Quick, super sweet and with an unpredictable (in most ways) plot containing witches, a warlock and a witch-hunter. It might be the ultimate enemies-to-lovers scenario; Kevin is a witch – albeit a very weak one – and Peter is the witch-hunter who arrives in Kevin’s hometown hunting for a witch who murdered his mentor. And they are immediately drawn to each other. Peter thinks all witches are evil, but Kevin can’t stay away. He doesn’t really even want to. Meanwhile, Kevin’s siblings (a.k.a. his coven) is trying to find the warlock who appears to kill other witches within their territory. With all the magic…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Paranormal,  Romance,  Sci-Fi

    Prince’s Master (Calluvia’s Royalty #4) by Alessandra Hazard

    For quite a while, I really thought Hazard had blown it with this book. The story didn’t sweep me away in the same way the first three books did. But it’s worth hanging in there, it really is. Synopsis: Eridan was rescued as a child from an assassination attempt and has been raised in High Hronthar by an order of telepathic monks. He’s unaware of his true identity as the second prince of the Fifth Grand Clan. He only knows that he’s been claimed as an apprentice by the most powerful man in the Order, Castien Idhron. Castien doesn’t deal in feelings. He’s manipulative, without scruples and he will use…

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  • 4-star,  Delicious smut,  M/M

    Communion (On My Knees #3) by Ella James

    I’m so conflicted right now. The first two books in this series blew me away. I was so overwhelmed by all the feels it wasn’t even funny. But this third installment… I don’t know what to think. But first, I must be clear about that no matter my feelings (which are all over the place at the moment), this is a very well-written story with the most engaging of topics. And it’s steamy like you wouldn’t believe (maybe even too much so). Also, I’m totally in love with the cover. It’s gorgeous in an I’d-love-to-hang-it-on-my-wall kind of way. Synopsis: Luke, a pastor in the megachurch Evermore, has come out as…

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

    Sorcerers Always Satisfy (Hidden Species #4) by Louisa Masters

    Release Date: June 3rd I’m so conflicted right now. And I have sooo many feelings. This is the last book in the series, meaning I have some grieving to get through. But there’s also some what-the-eff-happeneds that I need to come to terms with. Fortunately, there will be a spin-off. Which is a good thing. Apart from Percy’s story, I need Dustin’s. So bad. Synopsis: This is David’s story. The sorcerer who’s always kept to the background in the previous Hidden Species books. And it’s Caolan’s story, the elf who appeared from another dimension at the end of book 3. Caolan is immediately smitten with David, but David has a…

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  • 4-star,  Entertaining,  M/M,  Romance,  Shifter

    King & Queen (RELIC #3) by Maz Maddox

    Release date: May 21st This was such a delightful read! Without a doubt the best RELIC so far. It had everything. Fun, engaging characters? Check. Fast paced action involving fossil thieves and dino-nappers? Check. Quirkiness galore, drag queens, and filthy shenanigans? Check, check, and check. Synopsis: As a member of RELIC, Royal the dinosaur shifter is sent to check out a new fossil excavation, in the event of a new shifter being awakened from hibernation. Blaise is visiting the site for entirely different reasons involving a camera and a live stream. Neither of them expected to stumble upon fossil thieves. Or being chased by an angry Giganotosaurus. It must be…

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  • 4-star,  Delicious smut,  Guilty Pleasure,  M/M

    Endangered Species (Time Served #1) by Onley James

    This read is the very definition of juicy smut, the kind you really don’t want to read in public. In another word: Awesome! Synopsis: Nicholas Webster leads a good life. He’s left his abusive childhood behind and is a computer wiz at a security firm. That is, until he’s falsely accused of terrorism and incarcerated in a maximum security prison. The same prison where his step-brother, Cyrus, is serving 25 years for a murder he didn’t commit – because Nicky’s testimony put him there. Nicky thinks he’s a dead man. But, as it turns out, Cy isn’t the one Nicky should fear the most. Someone wants Nicky dead, the sooner…

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  • 4-star,  Delicious smut,  M/M,  Romance

    Turnabout (Vino & Veritas #9) by Laurel Greer

    Release date: May 6th This story gave my all sorts of feels. An M/M, second chance romance, set in Sarina Bowen’s True North universe. It’s the story of Carter, who left small town life for a chance to prove himself, and Auden, the one who stayed behind. And even though the story alternates between the viewpoints of Auden and Carter respectively, to me, this was Carter’s story. So, when Carter’s father needs help with running his print-shop, Carter steps up, puts his life on hold and goes back home to do what he can. However, Carter’s ex, Auden, still works at said print-shop and neither of them have really gotten…

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  • 4-star,  M/M

    Lars (Witches of London #1) by Alexandr Voinov

    This book was not what I expected. I was expecting – well, hoping really – for some magic and cool powers with witches battling it out in a contemporary London. But instead, this is all about the séances, crystals, incense and “energies”. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, I wouldn’t have picked this up had I known beforehand. Synopsis: This is a slow-paced and low-key romance between Lars (a “heathen” in the sense that he worships the old Nordic Gods) and Reese (an atheist who recently had to re-evaluate his priorities in life). The story follows Lars, somewhat of a gentle giant, who on the surface seems to live…

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  • 4-star,  F/M,  Romance

    The Belle and the Beard by Kate Canterbary

    Release Date: April 23rd This is an extremely well-written and contemplative story. And, exactly as was the case with Canterbary’s previous book, the somewhat whimsical title doesn’t actually reflect the heaviness of the read. Because this is heavy reading even if it is a romance too. I’ve always admired Canterbary’s ability to precisely describe, with just a sentence or two, my own familiar yet unarticulated feelings. I guess that’s what many talented authors are about, but with her books it never fails, here and there I’d always had to pause at a few particularly insightful sentences just to take it all in. And I’m equally impressed each time. However, The…

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