Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review for Four Go Mad in Cantalona by Ailsa Abraham

Title: Four Go Mad In Cantalona
Release Date June 27 2013
Author:  Ailsa Abraham
Genre: Humor, Comedy, Satire
Length: short story 6,100 words
Publisher self-published
Warnings: could cause sidesplitting Laughter
Meows: 4
Purrrs: no sex just hilarious.
Blurb: When Nanny Ab and The Ancient Mariner (not forgetting the faithful hounds) decide to look for a peaceful spot for her to write in the sun, they head for their usual hide-away in Spain. It's June, they know the place and the only thing Nanny knows she's forgotten is her hairdryer. So what can possibly go wrong? 
Reviewer: Cat
Review: This is a cute take on a working vacation. The story is cute, funny and interesting. I felt as if I was along on the adventure abroad.    

Recommendations: If you like a lighthearted, funny short story give this a try.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review for Soul Reaper by Misty Harvey

Title: Soul Reaper
Release Date: May 8, 2013   
Author: Misty Harvey
Genre: horror/suspense
Length: 160 pgs
Publisher : Self published
Warnings: You may not want to read  in the dark. .
Meows: 4
Purrrs: no sex  but SCARY
Blurb: Come take a wild ride with Eva and her friends. One where up is down, down is up. Left is right, and right is left. A ride where nightmares, and reality collide. The only way to survive…remain sane in a world driven to see you fail.
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Reviewer: Cat
Review: Eva is a young girl with some secrets or some issues. Is her life reality or insanity? I found this a very intriguing story. The twists and turns were everywhere and when you thought you had something figured out bam!  You were wrong or in for a surprise.  Al the characters were intriguing some confusing but in a way that was pertinent to the story. I felt this story had a Stephen King air to it with the supernatural essence.  It was good and scary but not gory or gross.
Recommendations: If you like scary stories, demons, twists and stories with a supernatural flare, kind of stories this is for you.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review for No Boundaries By Elizabeth Kolodziej

Today I am doing something a little different. My review is on a free read in a magazine so there isn’t any buy links. But there is a link to the magazine and to Elizabeth’s other fabulous books.
Title: No Boundaries
Series: Magazine feature story
Author: Elizabeth Kolodziej
Genre: M/F mystery suspense
Length: short story
Publisher:  Hidden Desires Romance Magazine ( Ezine)
Meows: 4
Puurrs: moderate
 Blurb: Paths cross when Gemini is on a run and Jax shows up. But will she hold her walls up when she finds out the reason why he keeps showing up
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Reviewer: Cat
Review: No Boundaries is a very intriguing mystery about a two assassins. They each work for two different Bosses and their paths seem to cross. The story is full of action, intrigue and danger and some pretty spicy sex. I think this would make one heck of a full length book and would definitely buy it. There is also some other really good stories in the magazine so go subscribe!

Recommendation: If you like short stories, lots of action, hot sexy assassins and good spicy sex  give this a shot. Hey it's free!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

review for Hostages by Edward Kendrick

Title: Hostages
Series: Winterfield book 5
Release Date:  July 20 2013
Author:  Edward Kendrick
Genre: M/M Contemporary, mystery/suspense
Length: 91 pages
Publisher Silver Publishing
Meows: 5
Purrrs: no sex
Blurb: An attempted bank robbery brings five customers and a doctor together when they are taken hostage by the robbAn attempted bank robbery brings five customers and a doctor together when they are taken hostage by the robbers. Can Tabitha and the five men--Preston, Bing, Ezra, Randy, and Marc, foil them without one of them dying in the process?

'Breaking news--A bank robbery attempt has turned into a hostage situation. According to a police spokesperson, four men entered the bank at ten-thirty this morning intending to rob it. Someone activated the silent alarm, bringing the police to the scene. Accounts are sketchy but it has been reported via text messages from a customer inside the bank, the security guard was shot. His condition is unknown at this time. A few minutes later two more shots were heard. According to the police there were two tellers, two other bank personnel, and five customers inside the bank when the robbers invaded. We will keep you updated as more becomes known.'

Thus begins the attempt by Tabitha, Preston, Bing, Ezra, Randy, and soon, Doctor Marc Rivers, to foil the robbers and regain their freedom--without being killed in the process.

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Reviewer: Cat
Review: This story is the 5th in the Winterfield series and now I am picking a favorite in this series.   I loved them all but here we got a look at all the characters from the other books. I felt this really made this feel like a series. The characters are fabulous though you don’t really get to know them much in this, so if you haven’t read the others you don’t get much info on the characters, but the action is great the tension nail biting and the ending great. I loved it! I can’t wait for the next one.
Recommendations: If you like  bank robberies, private detectives, doctors, nurses, porn stars, Gay lovers, lots of action and suspense this is for you!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Review for Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Luisville Slugger by Lexi Ander

Title: Ruby Red Booty Shorts
Series: I.O.N. #1
Release Date: 1/5/2013
Author: Lexi Ander
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 103 pdf pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Warnings: secret underwear fetish, baseball bat justice,
Meows: 5
Purrrs: explicit
Blurb: Escaping the shadows of tragic loss, Diego builds a new life with his best friend Beck. The appearance of a mysterious package changes his world and threatens his newfound love, making him wonder if he's escaped anything at all.

Diego Hernandez had long been in love with Beck Zell. Deciding it was now or never, he confronted his best friend, and they spend a perfect night discovering new and kinky things about each other. But the next morning, things start going downhill fast when a suspicious package arrives on the doorstep for Beck. Accosted by thugs, they barely escape. Memories of a dead brother and an untouchable drug lord spur Diego to believe his lover was mixed up in a dangerous underworld. Diego would do anything to save Beck, even if it's at the business end of a Louisville Slugger. Little did he know he was jumping feet first into the paranormal world policed by ION.

Reviewer: Cat
Review:  Diego works construction with his Tio and has been in love with his roommate since they first met. He can no longer stand seeing Beck with other men so he has decided to confess his feelings along with a secret fetish and see where things go. Beck also has a few secrets he wants to share with Diego.
 This was a very interesting story of secret agents with a cute erotic twist. I loved the bit of role reversal with Diego being the more macho looking with the fetish and submissive nature and Beck the smaller more dominate. I adored how the story started pretty romantic and hot then turned into a fast paced mystery and suspense involving paranormal elements. I did not see it coming.  I cannot wait for the next book in this series!
Recommendations: If you like secret organizations, secret agents, mystery and intrigue and some pretty hot sex and macho men  with a panty fetish this one is for you
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review for The Other Man: 21 Writers Speak Candidly about Sex, Love, Infidelity, & Moving on

Title: The Other Man
Series: Anthology
Release Date: april 19th 2013
Authors: Perry Brass, Austin Bunn, Rob Byrnes, Mark Canavera, R.W. Clinger, Lewis DeSimone, Paul Alan Fahey, Wes Hartley, William Henderson, Allen Mack, Jeff Mann, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orrantia, Felice Picano, David Pratt, Glen Retief, Jeffrey Ricker, Rodney Ross, Jason Schneiderman, Philip Dean Walker, and Chuck Willman. Edited by: Paul Alan Fahey.
Genre:  anthology,
Length: 248
Publisher JMS Books
Meows: 5
Purrrs: moderate to  explicit
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to the It Gets Better Project.
Who is the other man?

He’s an accident waiting to happen: the skateboarder round the bend, the smiling barista with the extra hot mocha, the computer geek eager to retool your mate’s hard drive. He’s a relationship gatecrasher bound by no rules and with no sense of fair play. Like Caesar, he comes, he sees, he conquers. On the flip side, you or I can be the other man, charging in and breaking the bonds of a committed relationship without a thought to the pain and misery inflicted upon the injured parties. Face it: We’re not all innocent bystanders in other-man scenarios.

The Other Man is an artistic collaboration by and about gay men and their relationships. If you’ve ever been the other man, had him invade your life, or are just plain curious about this beguiling, unpredictable and dangerous creature, then this anthology of personal essays is for you. Twenty-one of our most acclaimed authors, many Lambda Award winners and finalists, write candidly about either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their relationships tested by infidelity. What they tell us is we must take heart, it does get better and one day our luck is bound to change. We’ll survive the bumps and detours in our relationships and weather the storms, or resolve to move on. Along the way, we’ll hope to meet someone new and simpatico, maybe even our long-awaited soul mate. Life will be good again. Or will it?
Reviewer: Cat
Review: Normally I do anthologies individually but this one has so many stories and they are all pretty short it would be hard to do without spoilers.  I have to say this is a very beautiful heartfelt compilation of essays form some very fabulous authors. I appreciate them baring their heart and souls and sharing their experience with the Other man or being the Other man.   All of these stories will touch your heart and most will make you cry.  Awesome job!

Recommendations: If you like true stories, anthologies and stories about the other man, Gay men coming out,  or living closeted lives, living  as gay men in the past , living with aids and some really good heartfelt stories. This is a must read.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Review for Jackie by Edward Kendrick

Title: Jackie
Release Date June 29th 2013
Author:  Edward Kendrick
Genre:  M/M contemporary
Length: 82 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Meows: 5
Purrrs: mild
Blurb: Dropped in the city, forbidden to return home, Jackie is forced to live on the streets. His only hope for survival is Solo, who takes Jackie under his wing. A friendship, possibly more, develops between them, until Solo inexplicably disappears.

Dropped in the city, deposited like so much discarded trash and forbidden to return home, Jackie is forced to live on the streets. His only hope for survival is Solo, a young man who takes Jackie under his wing. Their friendship, and possibly more, develops over the weeks that follow, until Solo inexplicably disappears
Reviewer: Cat
Review: Jackie has been dropped off in the city with nothing but the clothes on his back. He has led a very sheltered life until now and is forced to try to fend for himself in a city he never had been to before. Solo is living off the grid and likes to be alone hence the name.
This is a very sweet story of two boys trying to make a living. It’s a tough world and Jackie wants to try to live right. This is a very bittersweet story and I felt beautifully written. Once I started I couldn’t stop. Unlike a lot of really short stories it didn’t feel rushed and the ending was very good. I loved it.
Recommendations: If you like a story of a person down and out, trying to live off the grid, sad stories with a pretty happy ending, and young love, this is  for you.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review for Marya By Sandra C. Stixrude

Title: Marya
Series: Anchorage (Book 1)
Release Date: March 23, 2013
Author: Sandra C. Stixrude
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 263 pages
Publisher: Silver Stream Press

Meows: 5
Purrrs: no sex
Marya--the scholarly priestess-healer. Her integrity and quick intelligence have singled her out for a dangerous task. Roke--Knight Captain of the Tersha. His quiet demeanor hides deadly secrets. He disturbs her peace of mind. She disrupts his life, divides his loyalties and his heart.
Their meeting will change worlds.
Traveling has always frightened Marya, but when the Ktar chooses her to protect the heir on his confirmation journey, she fights panic. A prophecy concerning the heir's death, ominous dreams of a mysterious city, and news that one of the heir's companions will betray him all point to disaster.

Unfortunately, the discovery of the assassin's identity is only the beginning. His menace pales in comparison to the ancient evil lurking in the mountains. When Marya is trapped and the men with her enslaved, she is faced with two choices: surrender to the alien being who offers her power, or ally with the handsome assassin she sought to thwart. One way she loses her soul, the other she may lose her heart.

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Reviewer: Cat
Review:  Marya is a high-priestess that tutors the Ktar’s son.  She gets a message from the oracle that someone  they trust will betray them on the journey to  the heir's confirmation. She takes her two adopted sons and body guard, Jovan’s best friend Liam, three guards and Roke  a Tersha Knight.  Feren one of her sons also has prophesy dreams and he dreams of a world of women, in a city of perpetual sun and for some reason it’s frightening.
This book was so good once I started didn’t want to stop. All of the characters were intriguing, the main story line was amazing and the coinciding and minor plots were just as intriguing. There were twists and turns around every corner and towards the end i even got a bit of romance. There is lots of action and the worlds are awesome.  I highly recommend this book to any one that loves a good fantasy. I can’t wait for the next one.  
Recommendations: If you like a story with no sex, very intense characters, lots of hot men, Other worlds, women dominated society, Aliens, and a happy for  now but also a cliffhanger  ending this is a must read!
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cancel Christmas by Cameron Lawton

Title: Cancel Christmas
Series: Yours to Command 2
Release Date: Dec 15 2012
Author:  Cameron Lawton
Genre: M/M contemporary Military police, Christmas
Length: 125 pages
Publisher MLR press
Meows: 4
Purrrs: explicit
Blurb: The Military Police boys are back and this time it's murder.

A fast-paced murder mystery featuring the two Military Police investigators from "Yours To Command". Plans for the holidays are scrapped when a body is found on an Army base in Germany. Still firmly in the closet at work, they stay in a hotel and indulge in some midnight room-hopping but will Rory be able to cope with his assistant's newly discovered dominant streak? Who killed the translator and why in such a grisly way? Is there a connection to a recent suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan? Killing doesn't stop just because it's Christmas, especially in the British Army.
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Reviewer: Cat
Review: This picks up where  Yours to command left off, with Rory and Jack now closeted lovers. Both men are in the British military and Rory is Jack's comanding officer. Jack was going ot his parents in Spain for Christmas  and Rory wasnt getting leave till Newyears but a murder happened and they had to go to Germany and Jack had to cancel his christmas. 
This was a very well written  combination of a romance and a murder mystery.  The romance between Jack and Rory is absolutely beautiful yet masculine and even humourous at times. I love the playful banter and how their sex life is developing since Jack was a virgin three months before. The mystery  takes center stage and the men work together  wonderfully as officers and crime solvers. Behnd closed doors is smokin hot!! I cannot wait to see more of these guys.Ill be first in line!
Recommendations: if you like hot sometimes rough sex, closeted couples, British military police, suspense, murder, and mystery this one is for you
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christmas is Cancelled by Aurelia B. Rowl

I decided to have a little Christmas in July to help with the heat! Or add a little heat * wink*

Title: Christmas Is Cancelled
Series: Christmas Is Cancelled
Release Date: 21 December 2012
Author: Aurelia B. Rowl
Genre: Contemporary romance
Length: 40K words
Publisher: Breathless Press
Meows: 5
Purrrs: 4; hot and sensual
Blurb: Matilda 'Tilly' Carter didn't think her day could get any worse, but even Christmas had just been cancelled.

The one girl Dean Watson has sworn never to have—never even expected to see again—just flared back into his life and into his home—his sanctuary—like she belonged there. Christmas would certainly be more bearable with Tilly around though...

As the chinks in Dean's armor appear, Tilly seizes the chance to win her knight once and for all. She's not about to take no for answer—not this time—but Dean must resist, even as his heart rebels and temptation threatens to undermine his resolve.

Win or lose? Love or honor? Which will Dean choose? Assuming he gets a choice...

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Reviewer: Cat
Review: It’s Christmas eve and Tilly is having the worst day of her life, she just lost her job her Live in boyfriend , her best friend and her home in one big blow. Now heading to her brothers for Christmas she finds the train is cancelled. Just when she thinks things can’t get worse she runs into her first crush that broke her heart  nine years ago and the reason she is there in the first place after he humiliated her.
Dean has his reasons for not liking Christmas (you will have to read the book to see what they are) He is wealthy, prosperous and handsome but found  no woman measured up to  the  one he let get away years ago. But promises are promises and he has his honor.
This was a very sweet romance. Nicely written and fast paced. Both characters are intriguing and the storylines entwine and unravel brilliantly. If you’re looking for something to add a little heat into your life or a nice Holiday setting to cool you down this one is for you! I loved how this ended with his journal entries form the travel lodge * you will need a tissue here but its happy tears*
Recommendations: If you like a nice steamy romance, a sweet love story, a sexy snowball fight and a story set around the holiday season this one is awesome!
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