Author: S. J. Frost


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REFINED INSTINCTS by S. J. FrostRefined Instincts by S. J. Frost
Series: Instinct #5
Published by MLR Press, LLC Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Maybe it is madness, maybe not when Troy Raines returns home to Chicago after the rebellion was crushed.  His name is no doubt at the top of the Tribunal’s most wanted list.  Never mind, Troy comes back to where it all started to find peace and a permanent end.  He’s tired of the guilt eating at him.  Most of all he’s tired of wishing for something that will never happen, forgiveness from Renart Bellerose, the vampire who Turned him.


Troy came back to end his life, what was left of it with his permanently damaged body.  He never expected in a million years for Renart to stop him.  Never expected his master to wish things had been different as well.  The spark that brought them together initially is still strong, but with the Tribunal on his tail Troy and Renart’s time together is numbered.  Tick tock.


Refined Instincts charms and enthralls readers.  Book 5 in the Instinct series features the rocky romance between a disillusioned rebellion leader and a wily French count.  Author S.J. Frost neatly brings Troy’s good qualities to the forefront to offer him redemption in the arms of his maker.  This story focuses primarily on their love story and then gains momentum for a stunning climax with the Tribunal.  Refined Instincts imaginative romance satisfies on every level.



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TO THE OTHER SIDE by S.J. FrostTo The Other Side by S. J. Frost
Series: Terra #1
Published by MLR Press on 2013-05
Genres: MM
Pages: 256
Reviewed by Lisa

When Garrett Evergard is rescued by the witch, Bryson Summers, he discovers an alternate world unlike anything he's ever imagined, and when that world is threatened, he'll do anything to save it and the man he's grown to love. Garrett Evergard is a finder of secrets. As a biologist and environmentalist, it's his job to go into wild lands and uncover their mysteries in order to save them. In the Pacific Northwest, he races against logging lobbyists to save a section of temperate rainforest, but the forest seems reluctant to give up her secrets. Until a fateful meeting with a rare spirit bear opens the door to wonders beyond anything he's ever imagine, the greatest of those being the beautiful man who comes to his rescue. As a witch and Gatekeeper, Bryson Summers is used to living a solitary life. He lives between two worlds, Earth and Terra, feeling not fully part of either, and dreams of meeting someone who understands him. From the moment he sees Garrett, he believes -- and hopes -- he's looking upon a twin soul. Dragons, unicorns, and a witch with enchanting brown eyes, Garrett tries to make sense of a world so different from anything he's ever known. But his mind and heart are open, and he finds himself drawn more to Bryson with each day they spend together. When Bryson and the gate that links the two worlds fall under threat, Garrett is willing to do all he can to protect them, even if it means facing down dark magic.


Traveling the world in order to stop the greedy from developing untouched landscapes, environmentalist Garrett Evergard is currently trying to keep Washington politicians and developers from clear cutting in the Pacific Northwest next to the National park.

After days with nothing special to show Garrett comes across exactly what he needs, a spirit bear.  Very rare and typically found in the far north Garrett starts snapping pictures and taking video.  He forgets to watch his step, slips and falls down a deep ravine which causes severe injuries and unconsciousness.

Raised between two worlds Bryson Summers is a witch from a long line of witches.  He is also the current Gatekeeper between the worlds of Earth and Terra.  It is the spirit bear who takes Bryson to the injured human.  Though it’s normally frowned upon he takes Garrett through the Gate to Terra to heal him.

The environmentalist awakens in a fantastical place of dragons, unicorns, and one very sexy witch.  As Garrett heals, they inevitably grow closer.  Neither says the ‘L’ word, but the feeling is there. They both have responsibilities however in different worlds.  Garrett must face Washington while Bryson continues to thwart the local Duke who wants control of the Gate for himself.  Finding a way to be together won’t be easy, but it is the only answer.

Flawless! The perfect blend of sensual, vivid characterizations and an intricate plotline comes together in To the Other Side.  Clever word building with layered descriptive phrasing that puts the reader into Terra without going overboard with narration.  Garrett and Bryson are meant for each other, no arguments.  And the secondary characters are just as interesting.  To the Other Side is a book impossible to put down even when it’s after midnight.  I Joyfully Recommend To the Other Side.  Impatiently waiting for Book 2, can you hear my foot tapping? Hmmm?

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