Genre: Paranormal

TEMPTED BY MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian

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TEMPTED BY MIDNIGHT by Lara AdrianTempted by Midnight by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breeds #12.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Lazaro Archer has been working non-stop for the Order since the night his entire family was massacred, except for the one member who was with him and away from the family home at the time. Even Lazaro’s Breedmate was brutally murdered.  Now Lazaro is trying to help the Order make a political alliance with one of the major human families in Europe. It will be a tricky meeting, but Lazaro has no worries, because he knows the Breed ambassador who is coming to the meeting.  That all changes as the meeting begins, and ends, with murder.

 

Melena Walsh is a Breedmate and the daughter to the ambassador.  She knows that her appearance at the meeting is breaking the arranged rules, but she also knows that she couldn’t tell her father “no”, or the meeting might not have happened.  All appears to be going great as the meeting goes on, with the exception of Lazaro’s glaring at her and treating her like the child he once met and saved.  Just as it appears that not only is the meeting a success and the alliance will happen, the night erupts in flames and Melena’s life is forever changed.

 

Lazaro manages to save Melena from drowning, gets her to safety, and learns the real reason she was there at all. He knows that somewhere, the Breeds were betrayed and good men were lost. What Lazaro cannot accept is the feeling that he has towards Melena and his longing to make her his Breedmate. Having lived through the pain of losing his previous Breedmate, the last thing he wants is to risk that type of pain ever again.  Melena is surprised by the passion she feels towards Lazaro, but she could have accepted it, if he didn’t push her away every chance he has.  Melena accepts Lazaro’s feelings and leaves only to find the worst betrayal and danger ever imagined. Lazaro realizes his huge mistake almost immediately and goes after Melena just as he feels her terror. Can he make it to Melena before whatever is threatening her can harm her?

 

A night filled with death and betrayal begins a journey of passion and love in Tempted by Midnight.  Melena and Lazaro have much more to work through than falling in love as they met for a second time. Lazaro has lived the last several years only worrying about what the Order needs from him to succeed while striving to get it. For the most part, Melena, since reaching adulthood, has been sheltered through working with her father. While I could understand why Lazaro acted the way he did, I was almost glad when he sent Melena away so she wouldn’t have to deal with his bitter pain. However, I knew that something would happen to bring them back together—not that I would have guessed the mad twist at the end.  Tempted by Midnight shows that everyone can be given a second chance to discover love, you only have to accept it.

WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFER’S by Tara Lain

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WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFER’S by Tara LainWolf in Gucci Loafer's by Tara Lain
Series: Tales of the Harker Pack #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Lindsey Vanessen has a foot in two very different and drastically dissimilar worlds.  He is part of a wealthy human family, and a socialite, but he is also half ,werewolf.  That is a really unusual mixture and because of it, Lindsey has always felt as if he didn’t truly belong in either world. Lindsey has never hidden the fact he was gay and, in fact, is very flashy about it. When someone, or a group of people, started preying on the wealthy families, Lindsey decided to do something about it as only he could.

 

Seth Zakowsy is one tough and hunky cop. He is also one of the cops on the task force to investigate who is kidnapping the wealthy and holding them for ransom. The last thing Seth needs is to be distracted while in the investigation, but that is exactly what happens when he comes into contact with Lindsey during one high-focus kidnapping. Seth is impressed by how willingly Lindsey is to help out his friend, but he also tries to keep him out of the police investigation, which is easier said than done when Lindsey agrees to get Seth into his world to investigate.

 

Lindsey was immediately attracted to Seth, but believed that it was okay because Seth was straight. How wrong he was. Seth is just as gay as Lindsey is and just as attracted. Lindsey is trying to balance his helping Seth,along with a new dating interest. Seth works hard to stay focused on the investigation and not on his building lust for Lindsey. As the investigation goes on, it appears that the investigation is headed in the right direction. But just as Seth and Lindsey both give in to their mutual passion, Lindsey is taken. Now it is a race to free Lindsey, but while the rescue happens, another huge secret is revealed. Can Seth and Lindsey ever find a way to combine their lives, and can Seth accept all of what Lindsey is?

 

A flaming socialite and a hard-nose cop learn that all is fair in love and war in Wolf in Gucci Loafers.  Lindsey uses both his connections and natural attributes to find out just who is attacking and kidnapping the wealthy community. Seth is willing to do whatever it takes to solve this investigation, even if it means getting up close and personal with a community that he has never been a part of. I got a kick out of watching Seth and Lindsey circle each other and loved it when they finally got together.  I was a bit worried if Seth and Lindsey would overcome the huge gaps in both of Lindsey’s worlds and Seth’s, but I should have known that when love is in the mix, it will always come out right. I really loved all that was involved in Lindsey’s rescue. Wolf in Gucci Loafers is a tale of greed and passion with compassion and friendships just when they are needed. I really hope to see more of the Harker pack in the future, so I can see what has happened to the pack members I have come to love.

KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani Hecht

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KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani HechtKiplin's Coming Out by Stephani Hecht
Series: The Lost Shifter's #31
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Labeled the ‘black wolf’ at the Feline Coalition Kiplin relished the unflattering moniker.  After surviving an abusive bitch of an aunt while growing up it was time to have some fun and if it irritated others, well Kiplin could live with it.  As a solider it was his job to put down the bad guy by any means necessary as far as he’s concerned. Too bad others didn’t think he fought fair.

 

Recently Kiplin was reunited with his younger brother, one of the lost shifter children.  The differences between the siblings is almost comical with Kiplin living on the edge, caustic at best and his little brother Kyle a strictly by the book studious guy.  At least Kyle has a mate to keep him safe and happy which is more than Kiplin ever had.

 

Panther shifter Brody left his pack after discovering what the Alpha and his cronies were up to.  He figures it’s only a matter of time before the old pack catches up to him.  With the help of his cousin North he’s joined the Feline Coalition where Brody’s been told that his IT skills are badly needed.  Wrestling with a way to tell his new commander the secrets he learned while adjusting to a fresh start Brody comes in contact with the last person he expected to meet. Kiplin, his mate.  Watching the soldier and the computer geek together is proving highly amusing for everyone at HQ.

 

Emotional issues take center stage in Kiplin’s Coming Out.  The characters are easy to empathize with and the plotline flows with authentic action and humor.  Kiplin’s feelings of isolation, his inadequacy in dealing with a brother, and finally his fears of messing things up with Brody combine to make Kiplin’s Coming Out an emotionally charged story.  Another truly entertaining tale with the Lost Shifter family.

DRAWING OUT HIS WOLF by Charlie Richards

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DRAWING OUT HIS WOLF by Charlie RichardsDrawing out his Wolf by Charlie Richards
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Deke Sommers is on the run.  The thought of succumbing to his boyfriend Michael’s insistence on participating in ménage sex was enough to make Deke flee.  Contacting his best friend Dirk Lemans, he is sent to Stone Ridge, Colorado where Deke will be safe on pack lands.

 

Settling in Deke comes across wolf shifter Luther Caldwell at a poker game one evening.  The human’s feelings are mixed.  He’s definitely attracted but the wolf is straight and raising a teenage daughter.

 

Seeing Deke again sends Luther into a tailspin.  The human is his mate, yet Luther has always shied away from his desire for men in the past and there’s his daughter to consider.  How will she feel about him with a male mate?

 

As the pair try to figure out their feelings for each other Deke’s problems with Michael return to haunt them both.  Danger has come again to Stone Ridge.

 

Drawing Out his Wolf takes fated mates on a perilous journey.  Deke faces several harrowing adventures as Luther is forced to face his future, with or without a mate.  Author Charlie Richards keeps the Wolves of Stone Ridge series fresh and engaging in the unbelievable 25th installment.  Deke and Luther’s mating proves there’s no end of excitement for this shifter series.

ACCEPTING CALADON’S SCALES by Charlie Richards

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ACCEPTING CALADON’S SCALES by Charlie RichardsAccepting Caladon's Scales by Charlie Richards
Series: A Paranormal's Love #9
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: Interracial, MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

A series of fortuitous circumstances brought human nurse Leroy Wilde into the world of gargoyles and shifters.  Since the gargoyle in charge of the mansion’s clinic hasn’t mated yet it is Leroy’s responsibility to handle any medical situations that come up during the daylight hours.  Most nights he’s working at the nearby human hospital, so it’s a lot of hours and little sleep with no end in sight until Perseus finds his mate.

 

Rescued after close to two decades of captivity boa constrictor shifter Caladon O’Hara is reveling in his freedom within the sunny arboretum at the gargoyle’s mansion.  The gargoyle clutch has assured Caladon that they will be able to track down his human wife and their son Taolma.  He was captured when his son was a toddler; it’s hard to imagine that Taolma has grown into a man without Caladon able to watch the changes happen.

 

The bliss of freedom almost pales in comparison to bumping into his human mate at the mansion.  Leroy can’t deny feeling the ‘mate pull’ for Caladon, yet past experiences remind him that his family will do anything to stop their son from dating a non-white.  Learning that Caladon is married and has a grown son simply adds to an already difficult situation.  Untangling this mess will take some time, patience, and love.

 

Accepting Caladon’s Scales proves to be one obstacle after another for well meaning human nurse Leroy.  Brought into the paranormal world by fate Leroy accepts life at face value, including his family’s issues with his boa constrictor mate Caladon.  Raised by bigots, it is Leroy’s moral strength and Caladon’s love that make this story work out so well.  Enjoy Accepting Caladon’s Scales for the positive, loving message it sends.

INFINITE DESIRE by Gayle Donnelly and Robyn MacKenzie

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CROSSING OVER by Christopher Riley

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WOLF SLAYER by Angela Addams

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TWO BEARS FOR CHRISTMAS by Tianna Xander

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PROTECTING HIS WITCH by Zoe Forward

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