Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION by Angel Martinez

GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION by Angel Martinez

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GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION by Angel MartinezGravitational Attraction by Angel Martinez
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2012-04
Genres: Action & Adventure, Erotica, Science Fiction
Pages: 596
Reviewed by Lisa

A mysterious distress call draws the crew of the Hermes to what appears to be an empty, drifting ship. Empty that is, except for the blood and gore-spattered corridors and one lone survivor locked in a holding cell. Drawn to the handsome, traumatized man, the crew's comm officer, Isaac Ozawa, makes Turk his personal responsibility, offering him the kindness and warmth he needs after the horror he experienced. Turk longs for Isaac, a desperate, hopeless ache he knows he'll always carry with him. But Turk harbors dangerous secrets, his brain a military experiment gone wrong. When an amoral, power-hungry admiral kidnaps Isaac and uses him to convince Turk to become the cataclysmic weapon he's hungered for, it will take Turk's strength, the ingenuity of the Hermes crew, the help of the enigmatic Drak'tar, and Isaac's own stubborn will to save them.

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The Hermes comes across what appears to be an abandoned ship and sends in a small team to investigate. Communications officer Isaac Ozawa and the others are horrified to discover the grisly remains of the entire crew and one lone survivor in a lockdown cell. They decide to take their guest, a Corzin warrior called Turk to his overdue meeting on a space station with an officer of the mighty ESTO or Eridani Sector Treaty Organization.

 

Half crazed from 2 weeks aboard the dead ship Turk is nonetheless drawn to the kindness and curiosity Isaac shows him. Before long the feelings are reciprocated and Isaac is falling for the big, blonde Corzin. Turk worries that the information he carries could prove dangerous to anyone close, but he cannot deny Isaac is the one for him.

 

On arrival Turk learns that the admiral he trusted is being supplanted by another who does not have the Corzin’s best interests at heart. From that moment on everything begins to go wrong and every aspect of Turk’s life is threatened from his lover to his own homeland. No one will be safe from a power hungry admiral unless Turk’s secrets are set free.

 

Gravitational Attraction is a suspenseful drama equally balanced with a passionate romance. Exceptional from start to finish, Gravitational Attraction does not disappoint. The characters, from Isaac to Turk, and the rest of the cast play their roles perfectly, each a standout at the right moment. The lovers stand strong, yet show such tenderness at times of crisis they seem alive. Gravitational Attraction is a sci-fi love story that you will want to read again and again. I Joyfully Recommend Gravitational Attraction. I never wanted it to end.

 

PONY by S. J. D. Peterson

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PONY by S. J. D. PetersonPony by SJD Peterson
Series: Guards of Folsom #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-12
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay
Pages: 200
Reviewed by Lisa

It was absolutely insane for a strong, tough Dom to act so scattered every time he came face to face with one young man.  Grant ‘Max’ Maxwell is a prominent psychologist with a thriving practice by day and a secure Dominant in the evening.  Yet, the big, bad Dom loses his nerve when faced with coffee house server Aiden James.   Finally he gathers his courage and discovers the feelings are mutual. They begin to date and their relationship moves lightening fast after finding out that Aiden is curious about his submissive desires.  Aiden’s friends are worried that he’s becoming consumed with Max, not understanding the depth of their D/s bond.  Finding middle ground that makes everyone happy will take time.  Giving up isn’t an option for Max or Aiden.   Fiery hot passion explodes within the pages of Pony.  A detailed, meticulous drama follows a couple perfect for each other.  It is the outside influences that cause all the ripples for Aiden and Max.  While the BDSM theme is a heavy part of the story the focus is primarily on the emotional aspects of the lifestyle rather than their physical activities.  Enjoy reading Pony for a refreshingly honest look at romance, of a certain sort.

SANDSTORM HEART by Liv Olteano

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SANDSTORM HEART by Liv OlteanoSandstorm Heart by Liv Olteano
Series: Space Files #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-09-18
Genres: Erotica, Gay, Science Fiction
Pages: 118
Reviewed by Lisa

They were both born on Kator and they were both soldiers.  There the similarities ended.  Ron Vid is a Celian, Zaoh is Haffa.  Their people have been at war what seems like forever.  They were always enemies, though the day Vid’s best friend was killed in battle by Zaoh’s sister Tela the Celian swore personal vengeance.  Unfortunately capturing Zaoh and Tela didn’t bring Vid the peace he craved.  Even when the interrogator’s actions killed her and The Haffa escaped Vid was left empty.

 

After the encounter Vid fled the planet and was labeled a traitor.  Becoming a mercenary was his best option and luckily Vid’s been able to hook up with renowned empath Amaari or Ami as part of his team.  Apparently fate is a fickle bitch because Zaoh is also now part of Ami’s team and they are expected to play nice.

 

Why their leader sends the pair on a mission together is anyone’s guess.  Maybe to figure out a way to ease the ever present crackling tension whenever they share a room?  Maybe to finally vent their issues once and for all. Or maybe it’s something else neither wants to admit to no matter how much they crave each other.  It should be a most interesting mission.

 

Erotic delights. Deadly battles.  Heady drama and high tension fracture apart in Sandstorm Heart, a truly compelling tale.  Intense carnal scenes play out against the characters’ emotional angst.  Zaoh is the stoic warrior.  Vid plagued by guilt so long it’s now a part of him.  Sandstorm Heart is a hardcore sensual romance played out in the stars.  Smokin’ hot.

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys Ford

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys Ford

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Rhys FordDirty Laundry by Rhys Ford
Series: A Cole McGinnis Mystery
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-04
Genres: Gay, Mystery & Detective, Suspense
Pages: 260
Reviewed by Lisa

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P.I. Cole McGinnis has learned the hard way that life can hit you hard when you least expect it.  What seems a lifetime ago he was a ‘boy in blue’, but that ended when his longtime partner on the squad murdered his lover, tried to kill Cole, and then committed suicide.  Retirement was inevitable because of his injuries and his homosexuality was out in the open and unwanted.  Downplaying scandal was apparently their main goal.

Cole considers finding Kim Jae-Min or Jae a gift from the gods after all the heartache and betrayal he suffered.  Predictably there are issues.  Cole’s lover is stuck in a closet of Korean duty to his family.  If his mother or siblings found out they could disown him which would destroy Jae.  Things have been good for Cole and Jae lately, which is probably why Jae’s sister decided to run away from home and land on her brother’s doorstep. 

Problem number two is that Cole and his older brother Mike thought their mother died a long, long time ago.  That idea was shot down when a younger brother reached out to them wanting to meet them.  Apparently mom died only a few years ago after raising their little brother with her second husband.  Cole is feeling bitter, confused, and hurt.  He isn’t sure he wants to add another name to the family tree.

With all the chaos in his life Cole figures it’s an easy case when a fortune teller called Madame Sun hires him.  She thinks someone is after her clients, two have died in a very short time.  What should be a simple investigation is anything but once Cole starts looking into the deaths.  When the body count continues to rise he knows something is definitely wrong.  Between family troubles for Jae, his own sibling issues, and a case that’s getting more dangerous by the hour Cole has his hands full.  Loving Jae, ducking brothers, and dodging bullets, it’s a busy life for one P.I.

This is a guilty pleasure!   Dirty Laundry is a treat.  Author Rhys Ford’s storytelling style is incredibly smooth.  An engaging descriptive narrative, realistic dialogue, and a plotline that sucks the reader in and doesn’t let go. As to the characters in Dirty Laundry – Cole is a fully fleshed out likeable, lovable mess most of the time, Jae is trouble because Cole’s heart won’t survive without him.  Luckily Jae loves him back.  Everyone else is just as important to the story.  Dirty Laundry is an intense dramatic mystery you won’t want to put down even if, ahem, well your bladder is bursting…I Joyfully recommend Dirty Laundry for the truly masterful read that it is.

COP OUT by K. C. Burn

COP OUT by K. C. Burn

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COP OUT by K. C. BurnCop Out by Kc Burn
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2011-11
Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Pages: 200
Reviewed by Lisa

Detective Kurt O'Donnell is used to digging up other people's secrets, but when he discovers his slain partner was married to another man, it shakes him. Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn't trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had. His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?

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A routine investigation for Detectives Kurt O’Donnell and Ben Kaminski change the course of their future when a bomb kills one and leaves the other badly injured. 

Always respecting Ben’s privacy even though they’re partners, Kurt is left speechless when he realizes Ben’s lover is a man, Davy Broussard. Kurt feels obligated to check on Davy once he’s well and mobile, yet deeply disturbed when he discovers the man has fallen into a very deep depression. The detective also becomes more and more furious with his dead partner as he figures out the lengths Ben went to too keep Davy a secret.

Over time Kurt and Davy develop a solid friendship never knowing that it is becoming something much stronger and more lasting. After all, Kurt is straight or is he?

Cop Out will lift your heart and leave a lasting impression. Author K.C. Burn skillfully takes readers on a journey of discovery and insight where Kurt stumbles and matures to eventually become the fulfilled man he’s meant to be. A tasteful blend of friendship and romance, the characters come to life on the page. The plotline is well laid out, reactions aren’t forced or contrived, allowed to blossom gently or awkwardly depending on the situation. Cop Out is a powerful story of awakening. I Joyfully recommend Cop Out.

TEACHER PLUS TWO by Valentina Heart

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MOON AND STARS by Zahra Owens

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IRON AND ETHER by Augusta Li

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STRANDED by Andrew Grey

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WILD HORSES by Kate Pavelle

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