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RISING SUN by M. J. O’Shea

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RISING SUN by M. J. O’SheaRising Sun by M. J. O'Shea
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

In the years after war irrevocably changed the Earth the city of New Seattle lived under a seemingly permanent black cloud.  Divided into levels, the wealthiest and most powerful living highest at Cloud Level, mid range became Metro Level, and the poorest barely surviving at Bottom City.  Those condemned to the outlaying ruins didn’t last long.  People were classed into family Triads such as the Dragons or Phoenix at the top and trickled down into other named groups from there.  Forced to rely on vitamins and supplements because the sun is never seen, the wealthiest are the healthiest.

 

Twins Castor and Pollux Kovalenko are Dragons, cousins of the Dragon Triad leadership.  Not involved in their families politics or power plays the twins spend their time dealing drugs and entertaining the rich.  When their cousin Lynx, son of the family boss, goes missing Castor insists on making inquiries.

 

The more Castor digs the more mysteries are uncovered.  It seems that Orion, son of the Phoenix leadership is also missing.  Fate then drops a clever pickpocket into Castor’s arms.  Jaffa Sharp is annoyed and impressed that Castor caught him, but when all is said and done the two discover that working together leads to important answers.  What they find makes Castor’s life a total farce.  As their world falls apart the only thing real is what a powerful Dragon and a lowly pickpocket feel in each other’s arms.

 

Rising Sun is an emotionally fraught drama.  Twists and turns vie with mysteries and revelations throughout Rising Sun.  This new world has a fascinating hierarchy where strength doesn’t equate to designated level.  Castor and Jaffa couldn’t be more different until righteous integrity comes into play.  A thrilling plot, great characters, and the hope for a better future shines in Rising Sun.

WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Kade Boemhe

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WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Kade BoemheWhere the World Ends by Kade Boemhe
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, Interracial, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Deputy Will Cooper recently joined the Gray’s Harbor County PD in West Washington after a scandal back home in Sacramento made it impossible to stay with the department there.  Hoping for a new beginning Will is ill prepared for the blatant racism he faces with the native Chitwhen tribe, particularly towards the local PD.

 

Feelings of distrust between the two sides make things truly awkward after meeting Colin Sharpe, an advocate for Chitwhen students.  The Native American and the deputy undress each other with their eyes at every glance.  An unplanned encounter on neutral territory and the sparks fly

 

When a Native teenager spouts ugly accusations against the deputy their relationship is put to the test.  Colin keeps hoping that everything will quiet down but others, including his father, won’t back down from believing the lies being told.  Will’s entire life is put under a microscope and there’s no end in sight.

 

Emotionally charged, Where the World Ends pits love against family.  Will and Colin have real issues, their chemistry is unmistakable.  Unfortunately Will’s quiet stoicism works against him and Colin’s inability to stand his ground further crumbles their romance.  Racism skirts the plotline, but it’s personality and family at the heart of Where the World Ends.  Love is the goal and it is a long road getting there for Will and Colin.

SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

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SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn ShepherdSummoner's Dirge by Evelyn Shepherd
Series: The Last Canticle #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

JoyfullyRecommendedFor centuries the people of the planet Zoria have enjoyed peace between the kingdoms.  The ruler of Pheor is about to change everything, bringing blood and destruction to their world.  King Vasilis is hell bent on attacking his neighboring nation of Kalrune, and he has no intention of stopping until everyone on Zoria is under his iron fist.

 

Known throughout the lands as the assassin Shadowwalker, Balin Cor, a Terrasolis is offered the chance of a clean slate if, and only if he assassinates King Vasilis to stop the coming war.  Apparently fate has other plans for Balin after his airship is destroyed and the assassin is critically injured.

 

If not for the intervention of a secretly gifted healer living a secluded life as a farmer Balin would’ve died.  For the first time in his life the assassin begins to feel something for another man and abandons his profession.

 

Destiny has plans for Balin and his lover Damir Rosen.  Much will be asked of them, tragedy before victory, tears before cheers.  If their journey doesn’t break them the unlikely champions have a chance.

 

Excitement, adventure, and sensual delights place Summoner’s Dirge on top.  The first book in The Last Canticle series lays the groundwork for a powerful tale of damaged men on a quest to stop the ultimate evil.  Balin and Damir are thrust into a limelight neither sought with supporting characters adding the right balance to back up the pair.  Rich in passion, storyline, and a worthy foe to defeat, Summoner’s Dirge is a must read.  I Joyfully Recommend Summoner’s Dirge.  Intensely emotional and satisfying.

BLOODLINE by Barbara Elsborg

BLOODLINE by Barbara Elsborg

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BLOODLINE by Barbara ElsborgBloodline by Barbara Elsborg
Series: Jumping in Puddles #2
Published by Loose Id on 2014-04-01
Genres: Gay, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Pages: 199
Reviewed by Lisa

No one can tattoo better than Inigo, a two hundred year old vampire, who works on human and supernatural skins. But he's never tattooed a faerie and when a bunch of them insist he comes with them to tattoo one of their kind, saying no proves not to be an option. His skin is Oberon, the faerie king, and Inigo fears this will be the last tattoo he'll ever do. The moment the faerie Micah lands in the faerie king's bed chamber, he knows the guy is trouble. But if he's to save his sister and his family, let alone the job he's paid to do, he has to stay in Faerieland and endure Oberon's sadism. When he's thrown into a starving vampire's cell, covered in blood, he fears this day will be his last. But Inigo finds Micah's blood too delicious to give it up by killing him. Pretty soon, he's feeling that way about Micah himself.

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Over the centuries vampire Inigo McIntosh re-invented himself in order to blend in and then, move on to a new life.  His latest incarnation as a tattoo artist will need to end soon because he’s gotten too well known, too much notoriety for his skills in the human world.

 

Ironically, just as Inigo is considering his future four tall, blonde faeries accost him in his shop and insist on taking him across the Divide to tattoo their king, Oberon the Seventh.  It doesn’t take the vampire more than a couple of minutes to realize their king is a dangerous sadist with a chained and collared faerie slave at his feet.

 

Fearing for his life and that of the unfortunate faerie Micah Norwood who’s expected to be Inigo’s next meal the two hatch a plan to escape.  Chances of success are slim to nil.

 

Laugh out loud dialogue, incredibly alive characters, and a wild plotline, Bloodline rocks!  Snarky heroes find love, engage in hot, hot sex and face a sadist head on.  Bloodline is a thrill ride from beginning to end and takes readers on an action packed journey.  Inigo will steal your heart, Micah your soul.  I Joyfully recommend Bloodline.  Strap in and hold on tight.

COLD WAR by Kiera Andrews

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COLD WAR by Kiera AndrewsCold War by Kiera Andrews
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Years and years of sometimes tortuous repetition, burning muscles, and bruises lead to pairs ice skaters Bailey Robinson and Dev Avira, at the top of their game.  Their closest competition is the Russian pair Kisa Kostina and Mikhail Reznikov who always seem to come in first.  As they finish second at the Grand Prix Final in Japan, Dev and Bailey promise each other the Gold at the coming Olympics.  In a dark mood for coming so close in the Final yet not winning, Dev begins to talk trash to Mikhail in the restroom.  Passions of another kind unexpectedly explodes between them the moment their eyes meet, and the real Mikhail, aka Misha to those close to him, is revealed.  Both know that encounter can never happen again.

 

The Olympic Games is everything the skaters have worked towards.  Dev wishes he could totally concentrate on winning but another incendiary encounter with Misha scrambles his brain.  He can’t stop thinking of Misha, his taste, his touch.

 

That moment of weakness in Dev’s mind could ruin everything – all the years of sacrifice would go up in smoke.  And what about Bailey, it certainly isn’t fair to her that he can’t get his head in the game. Passion climaxes between Dev and Misha as the Gold slips away.  But from whom?

 

Heightened emotional drama draws readers right into Cold War.  The passionate tug of war between career and chemistry defines the pairs figure skaters in this deeply intensive story.  A fascinating peek into their world is balanced with a volatile love story spinning out of control.  Exciting characters breathe life into their sport and plotline.  Cold War will have you rooting for Dev and Misha to find happiness.

A COLLAR FOR CHRISTMAS by A. E. Lawless

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HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT by Cassandra Carr

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UNCOLLARED by Nona Raines

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OUTTAKES by Tibby Armstrong

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SPOILS OF WAR by Kari Gregg

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