Genre: Fantasy

MAD LIZARD MAMBO by Rhys Ford

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MAD LIZARD MAMBO by Rhys FordMad Lizard Mambo by Rhys Ford
Series: Kai Gracen #2
Published by DSP Publications Genres: Fantasy, MM

The earth has been thrown into turmoil ever since the human world and Underhill, the home of the light and dark sidhe, Merged.  Monsters and creatures of myth raise havoc which requires licensed Stalkers to handle the situation.  A grizzled Stalker named Dempsey unwittingly saves the life of an elfin slave won in a game of chance.

 

The elfin Kai Gracen is called a Chimera by both sidhe factions.  Neither light nor dark Kai was made by his sire, an extremely powerful Master of the Hunt who used and tortured his son for as long as Kai could remember.

 

Recent events have led a light sidhe lord to establish a foothold in San Diego.  He is High Lord Ryder of the Southern Rise Court.  And he has claimed Kai as his responsibility.

 

As a licensed Stalker Kai manages to make a decent living, but when he learns that Dempsey is dying and needs specialized medical care the elfin breaks his own oath and agrees to work with Ryder on a dangerous job in order to pay his aged mentor’s bills.

 

Their trip to the Nevada desert to hunt for Sidhe fertility rite information becomes a deadly mission when the human professor in charge is murdered and Kai is almost blown up.  At this rate they won’t even make it out of San Diego alive.

 

Adventure, life and death drama, and chilling mysteries arise in Mad Lizard Mambo.  Chimera Kai and Lord Ryder tip toe around their hidden desires as they journey to save the sidhe race.  It hard to tell friend from foe as the bodies begin to stack up.  An addictive tale from start to finish Mad Lizard Mambo thoroughly engages the reader.  A glossary is provided to clear up sidhe/human confusion in the storyline.  One warning: there is no sex at all and while Kai and Ryder definitely feel something for each other nothing is accomplished in this book.  Having said that their story in Mad Lizard Mambo is riveting.  Fun, scary, and full of mystery.  Enjoy.

FLUX by Kim Fielding

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FLUX by Kim FieldingFlux by Kim Fielding
Series: Ennek Trilogy #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM

Fleeing for their lives Ennek, the ruling Chief’s second son and Miner, a traitor released from Statis, are crossing the seas aboard the Eclipse bound for a foreign coastline.  With his newly discovered wizard powers Ennek is having the time of his life, especially since he has an affinity for water.  Frozen in Statis for centuries Miner chooses to stay in their cabin, avoiding the water as much as possible, while also hiding the collar around his neck proclaiming him a slave.

 

During the voyage the Eclipse is attacked by pirates.  Forcibly parted Ennek and Miner believe the worst.  But it soon becomes clear that destiny is not done with the lovers.  As they weigh their options between one fateful decision and another Ennek and Miner draw closer.  If they manage to survive each trial their love will know no bounds.

 

Book two in the intense Ennek Trilogy pull the heartstrings tight.  Flux challenges the lovers – emotionally and physically.  Deliciously addictive Ennek and Miner’s deep soul stirring love shines through, even when they are frustrated with each other.  Flux guides the reader into their romance and doesn’t let go.

THE SOLDATI PRINCE by Charlie Cochet

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THE SOLDATI PRINCE by Charlie CochetThe Soldati Prince by Charlie Cochet
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM

Closing up the coffee shop one late evening Riley Murrough is confronted by two men in black who morph into smelly, gooey globs.  As he’s screaming in his head and running for his life three men and a woman appear and morph into huge tigers that destroy the two gooey guys, as well as others who’d joined the nightmare party.

 

Next thing he knows tribal tattoos appear on his arm and the non smelly foursome are talking about Riley being the destined mate to their king.  Riley is introduced to King Khalon and his Soldati soldiers Rayner, Ezra, and Adira.  Unfortunately it’s the unfriendly, arrogant member of the group who is supposed to be Riley’s mate.

 

Obviously it’s a mistake of major proportions.  There’s no way an Immortal Soldati King could be mated to a human according to Khalon.  He insists on taking Riley to their home, which is in another magical dimension to straighten out this mess.  Their priestess will be able to release the human from a wrong destiny.  Otherwise the demons will continue going after him to weaken Khalon.

 

Remove the tattoo and Riley can go home – none the wiser.  That’s the plan.  Well, it’s a plan.  Getting to know each other along the way won’t change anything.  Right.

 

The Soldati Prince presents a seriously enjoyable opposites attract love story.  Sassy Riley and stick in the mud Khalon slowly warm up in this imaginative plotline.  Entertaining dialogue works well in the tense, well drawn tale.  Moments of high danger followed by witty humor briskly moves The Soldati Prince along.  Edge of your seat drama and a sneaky twist at the end will prove The Soldati Prince’s worth.

 

ON WINGS OF THUNDER by M. D. Grimm

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ON WINGS OF THUNDER by M. D. GrimmOn Wings of Thunder by M. D. Grimm
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM


 

A millennium ago the five most powerful angels gave up their lives in order to save the three realms from their dreaded enemy Asagoroth, the great dragon demon who promised to destroy them all.  History records the destruction of Asagoroth.  However, they were only able to imprison the great dragon.

 

The angel Trystan is surrounded by his people day and night, yet lonely beyond words.  At birth he was called Unchosen.  With no chance of career or relationship few bother the shy angel.  In truth his parents pretend Trystan doesn’t exist and his older siblings ignore him.  Only his sister Annalise spends time with her little brother.

 

Bullied and forgotten Trystan loves to spend time in the Center Garden.  Harassed by others yet again, Trystan accidentally discovers a hidden well with an intricate dragon carving.  A mystery to be solved, Trystan inadvertently sets in motion a pre-ordained situation.

 

Lies and bigotry rush forth as the angel and the freed demon search for a safe home in the cosmos.  As they try to stop history from repeating itself their one chance may already be gone.

 

An excellent twisting tale of fate and destiny is revealed in On Wings of Thunder.  Author M.D. Grimm pens a story of acceptance, redemption, and love in equal measure.  Absolutely riveting, On Wings of Thunder is a timely tale of forgiveness absolution.  Trystan and Asagoroth battle racism of heavenly proportions.  Excellent visualizations, exciting storyline, and moral issues to ponder.  A great page turner.

THE SCHOLAR’S HEART by Antonia Aquilante

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THE SCHOLAR’S HEART by Antonia AquilanteThe Scholar's Heart by Antonia Aquilante
Series: Chronicles of Tournai #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
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Lord Etan, the younger brother of Duke Cathal and cousin to the monarch of Tournai, spends his days assisting Prince Phillip and his consort, Prince Amory.  When he’s not working for them he uses his time researching in the Palace library.  Many subjects fascinate Etan, in particular the family bloodline’s special and secret Talent.  Etan has plenty of spare time since the man he gave his heart to will never be within reach.

 

Prince Amory has known Tristan since childhood and he became a regular fixture in the palace after Amory’s marriage to the Prince.  Introduced to Lord Etan they quickly became fast friends, but everything changed when Tristan’s father took ill.  Suddenly the young man was expected to run the family’s extensive businesses.  What was harder to bear was his father’s insistence on arranging a marriage for his son.

 

Reluctantly agreeing to the wedding Tristan lost his father soon after and then months later his young wife died in childbirth.  Through it all Tristan missed his friendship with Etan, never realizing why the young lord had backed out of his life.  Faced with a newborn daughter and a busy career Tristan is nonetheless incensed when his mother insists he remarry and father more heirs.

 

Trying to juggle everything Tristan made time to visit his old friend and began to see Etan in a new light.  He found that Etan gave him the strength to cope.  Dealing with his mother was becoming more and more difficult, but that was nothing compared to the discovery that his infant daughter has been kidnapped.  Together Tristan and Etan will find baby Bria and uncover a secret plot intent on destroying them all.

 

Author Antonia Aquilante takes readers back to the lands of Tournai, to the loves and the lives of some singularly special, Talented people.  Rich in detail and well developed characterizations, The Scholar’s Heart is an emotionally fraught romance true to the previous books.  Etan and Tristan allow others to carry them forward until finally, they take the reins and the responsibility.  Weaving several plotlines within the story everything ties together by the exciting climax.  Fans will love their return to Tournai. This series should be read in order to fully appreciate the characters dynamics.  Dive into The Scholar’s Heart where mysteries, engaging characters, and an excellent storyline can be embraced.

 

THE WINTER PRINCE by R. Cooper

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THE ARTIST’S MASQUERADE by Antonia Aquilante

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STASIS by Kim Fielding

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SOUL SEEKERS by Jake C. Wallace

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PRINCE OF SEAS by Emily Carrington

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THE REBELLIOUS PET by Samantha Cayto

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STEALING DRAGON’S HEART by Susan Laine

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SONG OF SOULS by S. J. Frost

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KELLEN’S AWAKENING by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

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A DOUBLE SACRIFICE by Jaxx Steele

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SALT AND IRON by Tam MacNeil

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HIDDEN WINGS by Ana Raine

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THE PRINCE’S CONSORT by Antonia Aquilante

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HEAT OF THE MOMENT by Lori Handeland

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IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Lori Handeland

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