Genre: Gay

THE ARSONIST’S APPRENTICE by India Harper

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THE ARSONIST’S APPRENTICE by India HarperThe Arsonist's Apprentice by India Harper
Series: Some Like It Hot Collection
Published by Liquid Silver Books Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Suspense
Reviewed by Shayna

Josh Brooks fights fires.  Dylan Anderson used to start them.  Never have two men been so perfectly and imperfectly matched.  Josh now works in the Fire Investigation Unit and Dylan has served his time and now works as an insurance investigator.  When the two are thrown together on a case, the heat that generates isn’t all coming from the fires they investigate.  But before Dylan and Josh can find out if there’s any future for a fireman and an ex-arsonist together, Dylan’s investigation takes an unhappy turn.  One that points directly to Josh.

 

Who says work and play don’t mix?  The writing team that is India Harper ratchets up the heat in this sinfully delicious tale.  The Arsonist’s Apprentice is sensual and engaging, with two heroes that are h-o-t HOT.  Josh has the sexy firefighter hero vibe and Dylan takes the reformed bad boy hero to the next level.  Both are likeable, intelligent men, which makes cheering for their happily ever after oh-so-easy.  I absolutely loved The Arsonist’s Apprentice and look forward to reading more stories by India Harper.

CADEN’S DILEMMA by A. C. Katt

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CADEN’S DILEMMA by A. C. KattCaden's Dilemma by A. C. Katt
Series: Indiscreet #6
Published by MLR Press Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

Multiple tours of duty and a serious injury left Caden Donovan weary of the military life, as well as tired of hiding his sexuality as a gay dominant.  At first he thought a career with the Trenton police force was the answer, but life as a rookie cop wasn’t right either.

 

His younger brother Danny is a submissive with a loving Master who encourages Caden to work at their club as the new Director of Security.  Indiscreet is known throughout the state as one of the finest BDSM clubs.  Already a member, the position would be a good fit for Caden.  The only thing missing is the right sub to complete him.

 

Going by the name Masato at Indiscreet, the submissive doesn’t want anyone to know that he’s actually Johnny Nguyen, code writing billionaire and principal stockholder of a major corporation.  Masato is looking for a Dominant who can handle him without his money getting in the way.

 

When they meet the chemistry is obvious.  But how will Caden react to having a sub with literally more money than God at his fingertips?  Will Caden’s pride get in the way of a D/s match made in heaven?

 

Secrets nearly destroy a budding love in the sixth story in the smoking hot Indiscreet series.  Focusing on the characters rather than their sex exploits, Caden’s Dilemma sizzles with emotion.  Miscommunication frustrates, then pride almost ruins everything.  High drama, a few sexual situations, and a dash of light humor from secondary characters balance well in Caden’s Dilemma.  Fans will love another visit to Indiscreet and new readers are bound to get hooked.  Everyone will want more.

BROKEDOWN HEARTS by Cameron Dane

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BROKEDOWN HEARTS by Cameron DaneBrokedown Hearts by Cameron Dane
Series: Foster Siblings #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

The tiny Florida town of Coleman was rocked by scandal after David Joyner came out, threatened his secret lover, and then tried to kill himself.  Left in a catatonic state David is first sentenced to a psychiatric facility followed by a minimum security prison.

 

Though abandoned by his family, ironically more for his homosexuality than the scandal, David chooses to return home after he’s released in an attempt to atone for his actions.  Intense therapy during his incarceration helped him learn to deal with his ongoing obsessive tendencies.

 

Police officer turned P.I. Ben Evans lives for his job at Skye Investigations.  The rare exception to non-stop work are his trips to Sweden where he visits his younger half brother.  Finding his birth father five years ago wasn’t a happy reunion, but at least Mikael wants to be a part of his Ben’s life.

 

Workaholic Ben is given a forced vacation by his bosses which proves a lucky happenstance after his ex-lover asks him to tail a recently released felon.  It doesn’t take long for Ben to realize that David is harmless.  The ex-felon lives in a cheap motel and takes a bus to work at an animal shelter every day.  They meet as David is trying to save a kitten from being run over.

 

From that moment the dominant in Ben calls to the utter submissive in David, they couldn’t be more perfectly matched.  And the more they try to break away from each other the more they know they belong together.  All the realistic, honest reasons for David and Ben to stop before they get in too deep don’t matter.  It’s the rest of the world who don’t understand, especially the one who’s secretly watching David.

 

Passion ignites in Brokedown Hearts.  Such incredible erotic sexuality literally scorches the pages.  David is broken on multiple levels and sometimes it’s hard to like him because of the pain he caused.  It’s a journey for him and the reader as David learns to cope in the real world.  Ben is also a complex character, not always likeable either.  Both have huge issues.  Brokedown Hearts follows two very different men who make peace with their needs in this extremely sensual story. And just when the reader thinks everything is good, all hell breaks loose.

BLOOD TIES by Sui Lynn

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BLOOD TIES by Sui LynnBlood Ties by Sui Lynn
Series: Changing Moon #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Shifter mates Lance Fitz and Andrew Reed travel to Denver to stay with vampire Lord Basil who has claimed them as grandsons.  They are going there to plan the best way to announce Lance as a pure blood shifter with the Right to Rule over all werewolf shifters.

 

Several attempts have already been made to murder Lance.  The culprit is none other than one of Lord Basil’s drone offspring, Brad.  Believing they are safe in the Denver penthouse proves false when the young shifter is kidnapped.

 

At the same time in another location Andrew’s vampire benefactor Lord Stephon is dealing with another kind of hell.  Finally, after seven centuries Lord Quinn is ready to acknowledge his mate.  But Quinn fears for Stephon’s safety if they bond.  Someone has kept them apart all this time and has no intention of letting them consummate their mating.

 

Intrigue, betrayal, and power plays surround the vampire lords and shifters who thought themselves safe.  The only choice is to try and rectify the mistakes of the past and plan for a future where everyone is free.

 

Deadly drama prevails in Blood Ties, the third book in the exciting Changing Moon series.  Passionate, loving shifter mates work in perfect union while vampire mates suffer in turmoil in this thrilling tale.  Blood Ties flips between the two sets of mates, offering a rich, intense romance for each couple struggling against outside forces bent on destruction.  Each character comes alive within their parallel plotline.  This series just keeps getting better and better.  A heart pounding, sensual and satisfying story, Blood Ties is terrific.  The only complaint is the wait for the next book.

A LIVING NIGHTMARE by Sage Marlowe

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A LIVING NIGHTMARE by Sage MarloweA Living Nightmare by Sage Marlowe
Series: Nightmares #2
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Colin Meighan is making the best of the life he’s been given.  As an incubus demon it’s imperative to have sex so that he can absorb his partner’s emotions.  It’s the only way that he can feed.  With only vague memories of his childhood and no idea of who his parents were Colin does the best he can to survive.

 

Centre Studs is the porn movie company he formed with his best mate Pete.  Colin can star in the film, feed off his co-star and make a living.  It’s the perfect solution.

 

At least that’s the idea so that Colin can have a real relationship with Mikey Fawkes.  It wasn’t easy to tell his lover that he’s an incubus demon, but his lover needed to understand why having sex with others is saving Mikey’s life.  Lately, however Colin’s noticed that even with all the precautions, Mikey’s looking drained and older than he should.

 

Worries about his partner are pushed to the background when Colin is kidnapped.  He learns that his captors know exactly what he is.  Once sold Colin is told to seduce Sasha DeForest, the son of a leading politician.  His task is to force a scandal so that Sasha’s father resigns his post.  If Colin doesn’t succeed Mikey will suffer the consequences.   Colin would do anything to protect his lover, but now he also has strong feelings for Sasha.  Either way the demon turns his betrayal will run deep.

 

Beware! Reading A Living Nightmare is certain to steam your windows.  This book is hot!  Colin has an intense, committed relationship with Mikey.  His tender love for Sasha becomes equally important.  Fireworks and passion vie with emotional issues.  Add in blackmail and secrets.  A Living Nightmare is explosive.  Readers are left with a HFN ending and loads of problems to deal with in the next book.  Still, Colin, Mikey, and Sasha deliver on their satisfying romances.

GENERAL MISCONDUCT by L. A. Witt

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FOUNDATION OF TRUST by A. M. Arthur

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FLIGHT OF THE MAGPIES by K. J. Charles

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ACTS OF FAITH by A. M. Arthur

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HIGH HEAT by Philippa Grey-Gerou

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