Genre: MM

RETROGRADE by Bailey Bradford

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RETROGRADE by Bailey BradfordRetrograde by Bailey Bradford
Series: Southwestern Shifters #11
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: MM, Paranormal

Alpha Anax Marcus Criswell and his mate Nathan Grant are taking a momentary breather after recently defending their New Mexico pack yet again.  Threats may have quieted down but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot going on within their pack.  The decision to become fathers had been weighed up and with the pack doctor Shania offering her help the countdown has begun.  Before long they will be holding their children for the first time.

 

Since the births are a ways off and the annual gathering of every Alpha Anax on the planet won’t be for a few weeks Marcus and Nathan decide to take a mini vacation.  Though there are objections from their guards the two stand firm and quietly leave for the Grand Canyon on their own.

 

Not more than a handful of days pass on their trip before trouble finds the true mates in the form of Asher, a starving teen wolf who desperately needs help, yet is hesitant to ask for it.  The young wolf has some big surprises in store for the Alpha and his mate.  And that’s only the beginning because the other Alpha Anaxs are beginning to arrive.

 

Book eleven in the Southwestern Shifters series offers another exciting adventure in Retrograde.  Mates Marcus and Nathan use their brains rather than brawn with excellent results.  When they aren’t being smart, they are exploring each other in great detail.  This storyline twists and turns with major plot points.  One thing is certain, the Southwestern Shifters series is never, ever dull.  Retrograde bounces and dips.  Hold on for all the action.  A fan wouldn’t hurt either.

REDEEMING RAFE by Sloane Kennedy

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REDEEMING RAFE by Sloane KennedyRedeeming Rafe by Sloane Kennedy
Series: Barretti Security #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, MM

Barretti Security Group or BSG is one of Seattle’s premier business enterprises.  Run by brothers Vin and Dom Barretti, their security measures are considered elite.  At least their servers were thought to be impenetrable until the day they were hacked.  Worse, it’s happened multiple times.  The puzzling aspect to the whole mess is that only personal information was hacked. Things relating to Vin or Dom or their friends rather than client information were downloaded by their thief.

 

Retired military Cade Gamble is one of BSG’s best operatives and he’s been sent by his bosses to search out the mystery hacker and bring him to them.  At last the thief is revealed and it’s none other than the Barretti brothers’ long lost missing sibling Rafe

 

Rafe was taken from his brothers days after his parents’ murder/suicide by his biological father and disappeared from their lives.  He fully intends to destroy his brothers just like his childhood was destroyed.  There’s nothing Cade can do to change his mind.  No matter how Cade makes Rafe’s body and soul awaken he will ruin his brothers.  Absolutely annihilate them and everyone they love.

 

Passion and angst ignite in the addicting second Barretti series story Redeeming Rafe.  This is a brutal, raw look at the destruction of a boy’s innocence when the system fails.  Cade also has issues, though nothing compares to what Rafe’s endured.  Redeeming Rafe deals with trauma and intense sorrow, and then cleverly branches into sizzling hot scenes as Rafe and Cade explore their developing bond.  This is a not to be missed page turner.

LOGAN’S NEED by Sloane Kennedy

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LOGAN’S NEED by Sloane KennedyLogan's Need by Sloane Kennedy
Series: Escort #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, MM

The horror of being shot point blank in the chest and left for dead inside the blazing inferno of his bar was nothing compared to being told his younger sister had been raped.  Logan Bradshaw couldn’t believe how blind he’d been to trust Sam Reynolds, the man who’d destroyed Savannah’s innocence and tried to kill him.  At least Sam hadn’t made it out of the fire he was guilty of setting.

 

With hospital bills mounting and the bar ruined Logan is forced to return to his past career as an escort.  Never once had he felt sexually stimulated by a client, yet the ménage scene between him, a frail blonde, and a dark, brooding man leaves Logan reeling.  It’s the first time Logan feels anything resembling true desire.  Whatever Logan senses can’t matter.  It’s simply a paying job.

 

Later on he learns that wealthy Dominic ‘Dom’ Barretti, the co-owner of the mighty Barretti Security Group was indulging his beloved, dying wife Sylvie with her ménage request.  Neither man is aware that the night has been purposefully arranged to bring Dom and Logan together.  A new chapter is about to begin for both men and it was all orchestrated by a dead woman.

 

Logan’s Need is hidden deep beneath layers in this intensely intimate drama.  The main character’s emotional journey runs the gamut – angst, anger, disbelief, and then ultimate redemption and love.  Dom is the catalyst of change for Logan, just as Sylvie is for her husband.  The end of the Escort series launches the beginning of the Barretti series and there is enough back story to link the two series.  A moving and truly special romance, Logan’s Need packs a powerful punch – of love.

DON’T DRINK THE HOLY WATER by Bailey Bradford

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DON’T DRINK THE HOLY WATER by Bailey BradfordDon't Drink the Holy Water by Bailey Bradford
Series: The Vamp for Me #4
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: MM, Paranormal

After losing his parents to a stupid, tragic accident West is a 24 year old young man responsible for a bevy of younger siblings.  On a rare night out West goes to a club and ends up being attacked in the back alley.  Waking up after suffering incredible agony West is faced with a new reality – he’s a vampire.  Coven leader Claude explains it was either complete the change or let him die, which would have left the children orphans.  Once he’s come to grips with his new life West and the children are relocated to a much larger coven in Portland where everyone chips in and there are other children in this coven.

 

Though sand boarding isn’t recognized as a major sport Roger ‘Axel’ Majors is managing to eke out a living as one of the highest ranked in this budding sport.  If not for the constant trouble from his ex-boyfriend and fellow competitor, Jukie, his life would be pretty darn good.

 

Practicing outside of Portland before a competition Jukie yet again gives Axel grief and takes off at sunset leaving the sand boarder on his own to get back to the city. Axel can’t believe his bad luck when the ATV won’t start.  He begins walking and can’t comprehend what he’s seeing, it can’t really be zombies. Can it?  Then a stranger suddenly shows up who helps him get out of the desert safely.

 

Maybe it’s the fear of more zombies or a massive hallucination, but when Axel bumps into West again they actually hit it off.  West would really like to get to know Axel better, yet who in their right mind would get involved with a vampire.  Complications, maybe a few.  At least he’s not a zombie, right?

 

Don’t Drink the Holy Water sets the stage for an intriguing blend of edgy drama and comical situations.  It’s a new world for West and Axel with vampires, zombies, and teenage siblings, yikes.  Charming characters manage to pull off the over the top plotline.  Balancing out the fun is a subplot with a painful dose of reality.  All in all book four in The Vamp for Me series shines with Don’t Drink the Holy Water.  Hold on tight.

SAVING REN by Sloane Kennedy

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SAVING REN by Sloane KennedySaving Ren by Sloane Kennedy
Series: Barretti Security #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, MM

Special Forces operative Lorenzo ‘Ren’ Barretti and his team were hijacked during a highly sensitive mission.  After a year of brutal captivity Ren is the only one still alive.  Finally, at long last, Ren is rescued by his eldest brother Vin with the help of retired military men.

 

Arriving home broken in body and soul Ren is a danger to himself and others, which is soon evident after an incident with Vin’s lover Mia.  During another confrontation Ren proves absolutely that he’s got problems.  Fearing his PTSD will harm someone Ren takes off.

 

At one time Detective Declan Hale was Dom Barretti’s brother-in-law, until Sylvie lost her battle with cancer.  Recently he’s had several run-ins with one of Dom’s employees, bodyguard and retired military Jagger Varos.  It’s a definite clash of dominate personalities whenever they’re in the same room.

 

When fate and family bring Ren, Declan, and Jagger together in one place the sparks fly into a blazing inferno.  If the cabin they’re staying in doesn’t go up in flames it will be a miracle of epic proportions.

 

A haunting blend of psychological despair, Saving Ren grabs the reader and won’t let go.  Suffering beyond belief from PTSD Ren is an absolute mess.  If not for the patience and strength of Declan and Jagger the rescued soldier won’t make it.  Each character’s emotional journey is absolutely riveting.  Cleverly tying this Barretti book in the series, Saving Ren is deeply addictive. The Barretti series has incredible emotional drama. Enjoy!

FREEING ZANE by Sloane Kennedy

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DON’T STAKE MY LIFE ON IT by Bailey Bradford

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BEST KEPT LIES by Helena Maeve

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SCENES FROM ADELAIDE ROAD by Helena Stone

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SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

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TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys Ford

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys Ford

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TEMPERANCE by Stephanie Tyler

TEMPERANCE by Stephanie Tyler

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WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys Ford

WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys Ford

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EVOLUTION by Lissa Kasey

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COMPROMISING SITUATIONS by Susan Laine

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THE HARDER THEY FALL by Ari McKay

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SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBarthe

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SLOE RIDE by Rhys Ford

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ROMANCING THE GUARDIAN by Ali Atwood

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PREDATOR AND PREY by M. D. Grimm

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