Genre: MM

EVOLUTION by Lissa Kasey

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EVOLUTION by Lissa KaseyEvolution by Lissa Kasey
Series: Evolution #1
Published by DSP Publications Genres: MM, Paranormal

Vampires are legally required to be part of a national registry once the world became aware of their existence.  Trouble in the form of a radical group refuses to accept vampires as citizens however, and regularly stake and burn vampires to make their point and the headlines.  Pretty much anyone not white and human is fair game as far as their concerned.

 

Ghosts have been a part of Genesis ‘Gene’ Sage’s life as far back as he can remember and his dreams at night are filled with graveyards and gravestones.  Petite and somewhat delicate featured, Gene’s school years were a nightmare at the best of times.  He dropped out the day bullies almost killed him and no one came to his rescue.  Blessed with a hauntingly beautiful voice Gene has managed to scrape by working at a gay bar while he and two friends try to get a record deal for their indie band Evolution.

 

Late and driving wild as usual, Gene is distracted by a possible ghost and nearly runs down someone crossing the road.  Unbelievably the victim is none other than rock god Kerstrande Petterson, a member of the defunct band Triple Flight.   Obvious suspicions and poor communication are the beginning of Gene and Kerstande’s convoluted relationship.  The one thing they share is their love of music and an innate spark of attraction neither is able to deny, at least for long.  The more time they spend together the more secrets are exposed leading each to the edge of death or worse.

 

The most unlikely of romances, Evolution takes readers on a complicated journey with love as the goal.  A unique paranormal tale Evolution also has a bite of horror as Gene enters Kerstrande’s wicked world.  Miscommunication leads the pair to several emotional breakups and makes ups which do get frustrating at times.  Gene is an absolutely fascinating main character who falls for a moody, broody recluse whose motivations have merit.  There are a few great twists and surprises as well, which adds more kick to their story.  Dark and dangerous Evolution proves how tenacious Gene can be where Kerstrande and love are concerned.

COMPROMISING SITUATIONS by Susan Laine

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COMPROMISING SITUATIONS by Susan LaineCompromising Situations by Susan Laine
Published by Siren-BookStrand Genres: Contemporary, MM

Day after day working under an evil dictator of a boss at Manning and Cross, a major green tech company, has left Jared Owens pounds lighter and looking like a pale ghost.  Crazy long hectic eighty hour weeks leave Jared little time to eat let alone see the sun.  When CFO Grant Kendrick cracks his whip everyone jumps, especially Jared.

 

After yet another interminable day at the office Jared is more than ready to step onto the elevator until his arch nemesis joins him.  It’s fairly simple to keep your mouth shut during office hours when everyone’s there, but when the power goes out and you’re stuck between floors… All bets are off.  Especially when Grant makes an outrageous proposition and Jared is intrigued.

 

Compromising Situations allow tensions to rise high in this office based D/s drama.  The showdown between the characters explodes with righteous indignation and sexual heat.  Jared and Grant take turns blowing off steam in most excellent ways.  Their give and take relationship is fascinating to witness.  Enjoy the sizzle in Compromising Situations.

THE HARDER THEY FALL by Ari McKay

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THE HARDER THEY FALL by Ari McKayThe Harder They Fall by Ari McKay
Series: Herc's Mercs
Published by Torquere Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

Computer whiz at Hercules Security Chris Hardison intends to enjoy the first anniversary party between his boss Alec Davis and his husband Jon Baldwin, even if he is going stag to the celebration.  The last thing Chris expects to happen is to get lost in Jason Hekili’s dark eyes as the part-time actor performs a fire dance.

 

They hit if off immediately and go from zero to sixty in no time at all.  Unfortunately the last relationship Chris was involved in has him suspect the worst when Jason makes an innocent mistake one night.  Before Jason can figure out what’s wrong Chris breaks everything off between them.

 

It’s not long before Chris realizes what a fool he has been, but it’s too late.  Jason has accepted a position with Hercules Security and moved across the country.  Swallowing his pride he flies east to beg for forgiveness.  In the meantime Chris will need protection of his own.  He’s uncovered discrepancies on the job that some powerful people would rather be left alone.  When his life is threatened Jason steps up to protect him.  With danger hounding Chris at every turn there’s little chance for love to rekindle.  Or is there?

 

The Harder They Fall the faster they bounce back or…go splat. From over the moon to desolate pain, Chris and Jason wade through their personal drama.  Their intense relationship is balanced against dealing with a deadly threat.  Well drawn characters make The Harder They Fall work, the pacing however slows down a bit at times. Having said that, The Harder They Fall has a solid love story that readers will enjoy.

SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBarthe

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SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBartheSong of Song by L. J. LaBarthe
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction

Earth in the year 2275 is a playground for the rich while the rest of the population is scattered throughout the colonies in the system.  Engineered humans called Boxies are the labor force.  Their lives are bound by a set grid of allowed travel where they work and reside in each of the major cities.  To add empathy to the Boxies they were assigned a variety of small AI pets but the experiment failed.  The Boxies began to show concern for others, to think beyond their training so their pets were recalled to be shut off.  The government was obviously perplexed by the rash of Boxie suicides and other disruptive behaviors.

 

A Boxie in the Australian tower, Dex742A-GR23 who designed and worked on deep space starships was assigned a generic AI house cat as his pet.  Dex named the cat Manx and hid his best friend when the recall was announced.  He quietly gathered every credit he had coming and fled the city with Manx hidden inside his jacket.  Paying for passage aboard a pirate ship Dex and Manx planned to take refuge on one of the far colony planets.

 

Dex was soon to learn that fate had different plans for the gentle human and his cat.  Plans that would take them across the system and back with the most wanted people in the galaxy.  The Boxie would discover what love truly meant and why hatred was pointless.  Earth would be changed…by a Boxie and the man he loved.

 

Readers are treated to a high octane, sweeping adventure in Song of Song.  The disparity between the wealthy and everyone else is never more evident than in this riveting space drama. Can’t help falling in love with Dex and the rest of the characters are just as interesting in their own way.  Fascinating twists will keep everyone guessing as Song of Song unfolds and tells its tale.  This futuristic story has it all.

SLOE RIDE by Rhys Ford

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SLOE RIDE by Rhys FordSloe Ride by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

He was like a runaway train in the darkest night speeding towards oblivion.   Fame and fortune in the spotlight; drugs and dependence in the dark. Until the day reality returned and rock god Rafe Andrade fell back to Earth with a mighty thud.

 

Facing the consequences of his actions Rafe is permanently cut from the band he helped create.  The senseless death of another man while partying with Rafe is forever branded in his mind and rehab becomes his new reality.

 

Nine months pass before Rafe steps back into the world, promptly goes home to San Francisco and holes up in his penthouse apartment.  There he stays until his surrogate family, the Morgans, insist he rejoin them. They are people who love him regardless.  He grew up with eldest brothers Connor and Kane – Morgans who will always have his back.  And then there’s younger brother Quinn.  The unique bond they shared was hard to describe.

 

Quinn was different.  He had a special way about himself that made life harder for him, but Rafe always understood.  Rafe was also well aware that he’d never touch the younger boy or do anything to jeopardize his place in the Morgan family.  He knew to keep his feelings close to his heart and silent when they were teens.

 

Seeing Quinn again after crawling out of hell makes one thing very clear, Rafe’s feelings haven’t changed a bit.  And Quinn is finally able to admit that Rafe is the one for him.  It’s time to take a deep breath and see what happens.   Unfortunately someone else isn’t quite as happy for them as irritating accidents become life threatening situations.  The price may become more than anyone can pay.

 

Fragile souls are showcased in an honest portrayal called Sloe Ride by the excellent storyteller Rhys Ford.  Their relationship is exposed layer upon layer.  Rafe and Quinn are such damaged men, lost and then found in each other’s arms.  The cast is quite large and it would definitely help the reader to have read the previous books to understand the other relationships though the central story of Rafe and Quinn is easily followed on its own.  Such a powerful tale, Sloe Ride is an addictive emotional roller coaster that dips and spins from beginning to end.

 

ROMANCING THE GUARDIAN by Ali Atwood

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PREDATOR AND PREY by M. D. Grimm

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PLACES LIKE HOME by April Kelley

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HIDDEN WINGS by Ana Raine

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GONE AWAY by Elizabeth Noble

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FIRST OMEGA by Rebecca James

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FIRE AND RAIN by Andrew Grey

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BROKEN ALPHA by DC Juris

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BLOOD TIED by Jacob Z. Flores

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BELIEVING IN THE TRAITOR by Charlie Richards

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A KIND OF TRUTH by Lane Hayes

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SIRE by Kate Pavelle

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THE PLUMBER by Serena Yates

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RAINBOW OVER CEDARWOOD by Megan Slayer

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LONE WOLF AND HIS COOL CAT by Susan Laine

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