Genre: Fantasy

OWNER OF MY HEART by Valentina Heart

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OWNER OF MY HEART by Valentina HeartOwner of My Heart by Valentina Heart
Series: Mending the Rift #2
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: Fantasy, MM

The kingdoms of Jede and Kari have successfully united with the nuptials of King Merin and Prince Rin.  At least that is the intent, though recently word has leaked that the high council of Kari plans to install Prince Rin’s cousin on the throne.

 

Two previous attempts on Rin’s life failed.  On the third try Merin and Rin are handed the most horrific of outcomes when the Prince loses the children he is carrying.  Bereft with pain he withdraws into a shell that Merin, also grieving, cannot reach.

 

Healing takes time.  Eventually Merin is able to help Rin recover. Though the prospect of another pregnancy scares the couple they are able to rejoice when Rin conceives once more.  Their happiness is tempered however with the news of a foreign enemy at their border.  The possibility of a family will hopefully give them the strength to fight an unknown foe before it is too late.

 

Emotions run high in Owner of my Heart as hell falls down upon the living.  Merin and Rin’s pain is palpable in this intense story.  Coming to terms with loss is touched on with dignity and honesty.  Owner of my Heart walks a hard road and manages to shine by the end. Broken hearts mend while a shocking twist leaves room for another tale to come.

ONCE UPON A PRINCE by Jambrea Jo Jones

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ONCE UPON A PRINCE by Jambrea Jo JonesOnce Upon A Prince by Jambrea Jo Jones
Series: Ever After #3
Published by MLR Press Genres: Fantasy, MM

A wizard couple bent on revenge unwisely kidnaps the dragon king’s brother, Prince Ember Coruscate.  As their nephews Valda and Mykles quietly free the prince a gargoyle and another dragon hurry to save their friend.

 

For as long as he can remember Roar Sliger has loved Ember.  Unfortunately the dragon prince has lusted after the muscle bound, clueless dragon Flame since they were introduced.  If only Ember would see Roar as more than a friend.  The journey home may be Roar’s best chance of convincing Ember that together they can be something special, something more.  It’s time for the gargoyle to take that risk.  All or nothing the time is now.

 

An enthusiastic plotline, witty dialogue, and a zany cast of characters meld into Once Upon a Prince.  Drama and humor vie for attention in this screwy kidnap/rescue story.  One note of caution however, the romance is the focus, the back story is lite and the cast large.  Avoid confusion and read this series in order.  Once Upon a Prince is a quick, thoroughly mad ride.

ONCE UPON A PIRATE by Jambrea Jo Jones

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ONCE UPON A PIRATE by Jambrea Jo JonesOnce Upon A Pirate by Jambrea Jo Jones
Series: Ever After #4
Published by MLR Press Genres: Fantasy, MM

Flame the dragon is set on rescuing dragon prince Ember from cutthroat wizards.  Instead, he discovers the prince has been set free by the two nephew wizards of the bad ones.  Complicating matters one of the good wizards turns out to be Flame’s mate.

 

As much as Flame is certain that Valda Rollins is his mate the wizard insists that he is not.  Long ago Valda lost his lover to rogue dragons and he has never forgiven them, all of them.  He spends his life on the high seas as a pirate.  Valda definitely does not have time for a muscle bound, sexy dragon.

 

When Marabell, the fairy godmother, and Glenda the wand tell the pair that they must go to the cloud plain, which is found in the middle of the ocean, to bring Frick and Frack back to the dragon kingdom the pair have no choice except obey.  They are well aware that ignoring Marabell and Glenda would not be wise.  Flame is hoping that he can get Valda to change his mind.  Valda is hoping the dragon will drop the subject.  Should be an interesting voyage.

 

Readers are treated to another wild and crazy tale in Book 4 of the Ever After series titled Once Upon a Pirate.  Humor, snappy dialogue, and a healthy dose of emotional angst bring Flame and Valda together.  Such a happy couple.  Well, eventually.  Once Upon a Pirate promises a good laugh and delivers.

TWO HEARTS ONE VOICE by Valentina Heart

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TWO HEARTS ONE VOICE by Valentina HeartTwo Hearts One Voice by Valentina Heart
Series: Mending the Rift #3
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: Fantasy, MM

The dual kingdoms of Jede and Kari are rejoicing in the healthy birth of heirs to the throne.  After losing their first children King Merin and Prince Rin would like nothing better than to spend every moment with their new family. Unfortunately word reaches them of a threat from their far border.

 

A rift within the kingdom of the Riki poses a grave threat to the Jede and Kari.  King Merin receives information that the Riki intend to either overtake the dual lands or die to the last man.

 

United in the desire to save their people, Merin and Rin try to use every means necessary to end the bloody conflict.  As the body count continues to rise it is Rin who comes up with a possible solution after seeing Merin fall in battle.  The one thing the King and Prince learned for a certainty – life is precious.

 

Two Hearts One Voice grabs the reader and doesn’t let go.  A clever balance of desperate times and personal joy, the third book in the Mending the Rift series resonates with emotion.  Merin and Rin deal with the worst and best of life in the most positive way possible.  The plotline hits the highs of family and the lows of war, the action never ends.  Enjoy and embrace Two Hearts One Voice.  It took a while to arrive.  So totally worth the wait.

A PRINCE FOR A KINGDOM by Meg Harding

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A PRINCE FOR A KINGDOM by Meg HardingA Prince for a Kingdom by Meg Harding
Published by MLR Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Adrian is the youngest of the princes of Merish.  There are three elder brothers more physically powerful and skilled with weapons, but when all is said and done they love each other as equals.  Though Adrian may not be battle worthy he does have other talents they deem worthy.  Their kingdom is a peaceful one with a major trade route cutting through their borders.

 

While the King and Queen are away visiting a neighboring ruler the palace of Merish is attacked and overthrown by soldiers from the kingdom of Kitar.  Their general leaves the other princes behind as leverage and forces Adrian to return to Kitar as a slave for the prince who planned the Merish takeover.

 

The virginal prince is now the property of Prince Magnus, the middle and despised son of Kitar’s king.  Adrian witnesses the disgusting depravity and debauchery of the King and his sycophant royals.  All but Prince Magnus, toady to the sadistic, vicious king.

 

Prince Magnus has secretly devised a strategy to free himself and his soldiers from Kitar.  And Adrian is the key.  Under normal circumstances slaves are broken by their new masters within the palace.  The prince however needs Adrian to fulfill his goals.  To that end Magnus begins to seduce Adrian.  His feelings will not be involved or so Magnus thought.

 

Author Meg Harding doesn’t pull any punches, doesn’t hold back from realistic savagery here.  A Prince for a Kingdom is difficult and yet addicting at the same time.  Prepare yourself for an edgy intensity unlike most other fantasy romances.  What sets A Prince for a Kingdom apart is the skillful way the story twists. Adrian’s dark days are barely survivable.  His relationship with Magnus evolves into something entirely different, something both characters can accept and live with.  Witness the bad and the good in the riveting A Prince for a Kingdom.

THE ACCIDENTAL DRAGON by Dakota Cassidy

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QUINN’S GAMBIT by Angel Martinez & Bellora Quinn

QUINN’S GAMBIT by Angel Martinez
& Bellora Quinn

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OLD TRADITIONS by Barbara Geiger

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SEA CHANGE by Nessa Vincent

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ILYA AND THE WOLF by Rory Ni Coileain

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