Genre: Gay

HIGH HEAT by Philippa Grey-Gerou

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HIGH HEAT by Philippa Grey-GerouHigh Heat by Philippa Grey-Gerou
Published by Liquid Silver Books on August 18th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Pages: 76
Reviewed by Shayna

Re-Release: (Hearts Afire: September, 09/07/09)When chef Roman Geary meets heart-throb firefighter Jacob Niemczyk, he’s willing to give love a chance. But this new-found romance may burn out before it even gets started as Roman struggles to accept Jacob’s high-risk career. Philippa Grey-Gerou stirs up a sizzling love story in her contemporary romance High Heat, book 2 of the Some Like It Hot Collection.With a flourishing catering business and an acclaimed restaurant to his name, chef Roman Geary had finally made it. Until his dreams go up in smoke, literally, when a fire devastates his kitchen. He finds a temporary home at the catering hall of the local fire company, putting him in close quarters with the attractive firefighter Jacob Niemczyk, who proves himself as adept in the kitchen as he is at fighting fires.While Roman is skilled in the kitchen, he finds romance a bit trickier, but the two find their way into each other’s arms despite missteps and inconvenient interruptions. Their relationship looks to be off to a smoking start until a massive fire makes Roman question how willing he is to risk his heart to a man who constantly risks his life.They say that if you can’t stand the heat, you should stay out of the kitchen. But when food is your life and your heart is on the line, sometimes it’s the safest place to be.Content Notes: Hot, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse, Contemporary, GLBT, M/M, Uniformed Heroes

Up-and-coming restaurateur Roman Geary loses nearly everything when a fire destroys his restaurant’s kitchen.  To keep himself solvent until rebuilding, Roman has to keep his catering business going, and to do that he has to find a kitchen he can use.  When he rents the catering hall of the local fire department, Roman is relieved to find everything needs…and then some.

 

Firefighter Jacob Niemczyk is gorgeous, friendly, and no slouch in the kitchen himself.  But where Jacob’s confident in relationships, Roman isn’t.  Roman isn’t sure he’s ready to jump into a relationship, but the desire he feels for Jacob is too tempting to resist.  And Roman’s about to learn that the right kind of heat is worth risking a few burns.

 

Though a fire nearly destroys Roman’s business in the beginning, it also gives him, and readers of High Heat something wonderful back – a charming romance that’s both sugar and spice.  The mix of sweet and spicy-hot love scenes in High Heat is perhaps fitting for two heroes who know their way around a kitchen.  One of the best things about this story is that Philippa Grey-Gerou has created characters that are incredibly likeable.  Roman, Jacob, and their friends are all people I would love to be friends with, were they real.  For that reason, not to mention Ms. Grey-Gerou’s writing style, once I started High Heat I couldn’t stop reading until I had finished the tale.  Roman and Jacob’s romance is simply a perfect afternoon read.

 

Note: Story was originally available in duology Hearts Afire: September, 09/07/09

SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

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SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn ShepherdSummoner's Dirge by Evelyn Shepherd
Series: The Last Canticle #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

JoyfullyRecommendedFor centuries the people of the planet Zoria have enjoyed peace between the kingdoms.  The ruler of Pheor is about to change everything, bringing blood and destruction to their world.  King Vasilis is hell bent on attacking his neighboring nation of Kalrune, and he has no intention of stopping until everyone on Zoria is under his iron fist.

 

Known throughout the lands as the assassin Shadowwalker, Balin Cor, a Terrasolis is offered the chance of a clean slate if, and only if he assassinates King Vasilis to stop the coming war.  Apparently fate has other plans for Balin after his airship is destroyed and the assassin is critically injured.

 

If not for the intervention of a secretly gifted healer living a secluded life as a farmer Balin would’ve died.  For the first time in his life the assassin begins to feel something for another man and abandons his profession.

 

Destiny has plans for Balin and his lover Damir Rosen.  Much will be asked of them, tragedy before victory, tears before cheers.  If their journey doesn’t break them the unlikely champions have a chance.

 

Excitement, adventure, and sensual delights place Summoner’s Dirge on top.  The first book in The Last Canticle series lays the groundwork for a powerful tale of damaged men on a quest to stop the ultimate evil.  Balin and Damir are thrust into a limelight neither sought with supporting characters adding the right balance to back up the pair.  Rich in passion, storyline, and a worthy foe to defeat, Summoner’s Dirge is a must read.  I Joyfully Recommend Summoner’s Dirge.  Intensely emotional and satisfying.

NICO’S FIRE by Sui Lynn

NICO’S FIRE by Sui Lynn

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NICO’S FIRE by Sui LynnNico's Fire by Sui Lynn
Series: Elements of Love #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

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As a secret Jesuit Inquisitor for the Pope in Rome it is Peter Judas ‘Jude’ Jamison’s duty to quietly seek out any wrongdoings by the clergy.  The recent discovery of clergy members delving into the black arts and demon summoning proves that the situation is much worse than first suspected.

 

Someone in power must have some idea as to Jude’s identity after a fight with demons almost kills him.  If not for the help of gargoyles Skye and Finton, assigned to Jude by the Earth Elemental Evan Halvard, the Inquisitor would’ve certainly died.

 

Badly injured Jude is found in the rubble of a building by a centuries old nature spirit or Daemon, Nicholas ‘Nico’ Daemarkus.  The moment Nico scents the human he knows that he has found his mate at long last.  Granted one mate in a lifetime, the immortal Daemon has no intention of letting his mate get hurt ever again.  Regardless of Nico’s wishes someone still wants to end the life of the Inquisitor who seems to be evolving into something more than human.  Keeping Jude safe may not be an option.

 

An amazing, well written blend of action, drama, and passion!  Book two in the Elements of Love series introduces readers to Nico’s Fire where suspense and sensuality go hand in hand with trust and love.  Nico and Jude are complex, intense characters open to mistakes, jealousy, and acceptance.  Author Sui Lynn constructs a new world where the Church is all powerful and creatures of lore ultimately offer redemption.  Nico’s Fire features heart pounding escapism in a storyline that never cools off.  An exciting, scary alter reality, I Joyfully recommend Nico’s Fire. Dive in and pray.

BLOODLINE by Barbara Elsborg

BLOODLINE by Barbara Elsborg

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BLOODLINE by Barbara ElsborgBloodline by Barbara Elsborg
Series: Jumping in Puddles #2
Published by Loose Id on 2014-04-01
Genres: Gay, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Pages: 199
Reviewed by Lisa

No one can tattoo better than Inigo, a two hundred year old vampire, who works on human and supernatural skins. But he's never tattooed a faerie and when a bunch of them insist he comes with them to tattoo one of their kind, saying no proves not to be an option. His skin is Oberon, the faerie king, and Inigo fears this will be the last tattoo he'll ever do. The moment the faerie Micah lands in the faerie king's bed chamber, he knows the guy is trouble. But if he's to save his sister and his family, let alone the job he's paid to do, he has to stay in Faerieland and endure Oberon's sadism. When he's thrown into a starving vampire's cell, covered in blood, he fears this day will be his last. But Inigo finds Micah's blood too delicious to give it up by killing him. Pretty soon, he's feeling that way about Micah himself.

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Over the centuries vampire Inigo McIntosh re-invented himself in order to blend in and then, move on to a new life.  His latest incarnation as a tattoo artist will need to end soon because he’s gotten too well known, too much notoriety for his skills in the human world.

 

Ironically, just as Inigo is considering his future four tall, blonde faeries accost him in his shop and insist on taking him across the Divide to tattoo their king, Oberon the Seventh.  It doesn’t take the vampire more than a couple of minutes to realize their king is a dangerous sadist with a chained and collared faerie slave at his feet.

 

Fearing for his life and that of the unfortunate faerie Micah Norwood who’s expected to be Inigo’s next meal the two hatch a plan to escape.  Chances of success are slim to nil.

 

Laugh out loud dialogue, incredibly alive characters, and a wild plotline, Bloodline rocks!  Snarky heroes find love, engage in hot, hot sex and face a sadist head on.  Bloodline is a thrill ride from beginning to end and takes readers on an action packed journey.  Inigo will steal your heart, Micah your soul.  I Joyfully recommend Bloodline.  Strap in and hold on tight.

A ROYAL BIND by Sui Lynn

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A ROYAL BIND by Sui LynnA Royal Bind by Sui Lynn
Series: Changing Moon #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-08-30
Genres: Gay, Suspense
Pages: 200
Reviewed by Lisa

"Lance Fitz and Andrew Reed are a blissfully mated pair, but Andrew’s benefactor Stephon, a born vampire, isn’t happy with the pairing, especially after he discovers Lance’s pedigree. Stephon attempts to find answers using his mental connection with Andrew, and when his efforts fail, he goes after Lance’s new shifter family. Enraged, Lance severs the tie to Stephon. He wants to tear apart the abusive vampire and free his mate and family for good. But before he can try, the family reminds Lance that the death of one vampire won't change the social status of shifters as an enslaved people. The fight won’t end with Stephon, even if Lance succeeds."

The tests are verified.  There is no doubt that Lance Fitz is the last known pure blood in the shifter world.  Mating with Andrew Reed two weeks ago has started changes within the wolf shifter as well.  He will begin to share the special gifts of his mate Lance.

 

It’s been decided to keep Lance’s heritage as quiet as possible for as long as possible.  There’s already been one attempt on the pure blood’s life.  As more hear the news there will be further attempts to kill him.  Eventually they will announce his existence so that Lance can claim Right of Rule and free all shifters from their vampire benefactors.  But not quite yet.  First they need to contact Andrew’s vampire benefactor, Stephon.

 

At one time Lance was a human runaway foster kid.  Today he’s the savior of his people and mated to the hottest wolf on the planet.  Staying alive and enjoying his new mate, no worries.

 

The complex world in the Changing Moon series explodes in passion and blood once again.  Taking the next step puts Lance and Andrew in A Royal Bind of danger.  Their sexual chemistry is incendiary and the machinations of an unknown enemy continues to shadow the lovers.  A Royal Bind can be read as a standalone story, but that would cheat the reader of better understanding the characters.  Their journey to free the shifter world has only begun.

SOMEBODY’S BEEN A BAD LITTLE WOLF by Stephani Hecht

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REHABILITATING HIS DINGO by Charlie Richards

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FULL MOON GAMMA by Jackie Nacht

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THE WOLF’S HEALING TOUCH by Charlie Richards

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A COLLAR FOR CHRISTMAS by A. E. Lawless

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