Publisher: Loose Id

TO CATCH A THREEVE by Alexis Duran

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TO CATCH A THREEVE by Alexis DuranTo Catch A Threeve by Alexis Duran
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Guarding a tipsy wedding party from the capitol of Breckenride to the town of Denmerra, Axel Blackwood was doing his best to watch out for trouble though his thoughts and eyes kept wandering to another in the group, Liam Alloway.  For as long as he could remember Axel has known that Liam is the only one for him. Secretly Liam’s feelings are exactly the same for Axel.  But with negative social acceptance they could never be together.

 

Rounding a deeply wooded area the group is attacked by Threeves.  The scourge of humans everywhere Threeves are evil woodland folk who persist in causing problems such as thievery and sometimes worse, death.  During the assault Liam is captured and taken by Threeves.  Later remains are found near the spot where he was seized and identified as Liam’s.

 

Seven years have passed since that tragic day.  Axel’s been promoted to a full Constable and works with Deputy Drummond Alloway, one of Liam’s older brothers on a regular basis.  Axel continues to grieve daily for his lost love and funneled his anger into learning white magic from a powerful witch in order to fight the Threeve.

 

Tasked with taking an expensive gem to a neighboring lordship the Constable knows they are being followed and sets a magical trap.  Catching the thief is relatively easy, acknowledging that it can’t be Axel’s lost love something else entirely.  The thieving Threeve is the spitting image of Liam, but how could that be possible?  He says he’s Bryn Darrow, half Threeve and half human, except he isn’t even sure about his past.  So many questions and so few answers.  Someone is setting them up for a mighty fall.  Axel would do just about anything to have Liam back, but pretending Bryn is his love?

Unraveling this mess and finding the guilty will take every bit of Axel’s skills in magic and the love in his heart for the man he lost so long ago.

 

To Catch a Threeve is an emotionally fraught original drama.  Each character comes to life within the story, Axel’s sorrow at the loss of his love, Liam’s joy of life, and Bryn’s anguish over his mixed feelings and questionable identity. There’s also a great adventure in To Catch a Threeve which brings another entertaining layer to the tale.  And finally the plot twists for the icing on To Catch a Threeve.

PRINCE OF FAITH by Belinda McBride

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PRINCE OF FAITH by Belinda McBridePrince of Faith by Belinda McBride
Series: An Uncommon Whore #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: MM, Science Fiction
ReviewedbyLisa

Betrayed by those he trusted most in the universe Markus Dayspring paid an enormous price for that misplaced faith.  Used in a diabolical experiment and then as a whore, Markus did everything he could to escape his imprisonment.  He even attempted suicide on multiple occasions until his owners found a devious method of keeping him in line.  Lost in a haze of powerful narcotics and sexual stimulants Markus lost track of his own existence to the point he didn’t recognize salvation when it arrived.

 

Many long frustrating months of searching for the King’s lost cousin may finally be at an end.  At one time part of another royal bloodline Prince Lucius Caius Berne Trey simply goes by Caius these days and hides his recognizable appearance with a holo-disguise.  In truth Caius has used the tech for so long that his body is addicted and he suffers debilitating headaches when it is shut off.

 

Finding the missing Dayspring heir after months of painstakingly sifting through rumors and gossip Caius is appalled by Markus’s condition.  His quarry is in such poor straits Caius isn’t sure Markus can make it to where his ship is docked without being discovered.  Travelling to their people’s new home on Neo Domus is supposed to be a straight shot once Markus is found, yet complications arise the moment Caius snips the chains holding Dayspring to his bed.  Going home is hampered by secrets that will rock Dayspring royalty, health crisis, and thoughts of revenge.  Both men will face the actions that shaped them in the past year and the spark that never died between them.

 

A terrific blend of action, drama, and sensuality, Prince of Faith holds nothing back where emotions are concerned.  Markus dealt with blatant cruelty and betrayal with dignity and honor.  As for Caius, he carried his own burdens and grief as well. This third book in the An Uncommon Whore series wraps up a fascinating science fiction storyline that manages to twist and turn in most extraordinary ways.  The more we learn about these characters the more we could empathize with their struggles.  Dive into Prince of Faith, it doesn’t disappoint.

BLAKE’S HOME by Cheryl Dragon

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BLAKE’S HOME by Cheryl DragonBlake's Home by Cheryl Dragon
Series: The Love Shack #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Life has never been easy or simple for Blake Louis.  With a drug addicted mother, unknown father, and uncaring relatives who raised him, tolerated him and little else he’s never had a free ride.  Blake is also burdened with a secret that he doesn’t fully understand though it’s an integral part of him. He’s a shifter, a bobcat shifter.  His mother thought it was a hallucination, his aunt and uncle felt it was a demon to be beaten from Blake’s body. He left the day he turned eighteen.

 

Drifting from one ranch to the next over the years Blake picked up many skills along the way always hoping to find a place to plant some roots.  He wanted to settle down and make a home.  Unfortunately, the moment they found out he was gay problems began.  Blake also had to let his bobcat free on occasion and sometimes that was difficult too.

 

The White Ranch is the best place he’s worked at for as long as Blake can remember. The owners, the White family are fair and decent bosses.  Their youngest son, Jared has become a good friend though Blake tries to keep some distance because of his huge crush on the rancher.   And all the ranches in the area came together to build a place called the Love Shack where the men can blow off steam, including using the back rooms.  Having his sexuality not be a problem is a new concept for Blake so it’s taking some time for him to openly visit the Love Shack though it hasn’t stopped his dreams of Jared.  If Blake can quietly let his bobcat free without worry he will never want to leave.  Dreaming of a home with Jared is too much to hope for…

 

Blake’s Home takes a matter of fact approach to several ‘touchy’ subject matters and comes out on top.  Child abuse, neglect, and a lack of love made a drifter out of Blake.  This character yearns for a home more than anything.  His sexuality and his shifting ability lead Blake to think he can never have what he wants, yet he goes through life with such nobility.  The storyline is laid out as a straightforward contemporary romance and then hits readers with differing sexuality situations and shifting abilities.  Cleverly balancing several plotlines in an entertaining way with characters who speak to the reader, Blake’s Home is a wonderful start to a new series.

PHOENIX RISING by Kimberly Gardner

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PHOENIX RISING by Kimberly GardnerPhoenix Rising by Kimberly Gardner
Series: Playing for Keeps #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

It’s been a couple of brutal years for Adam Hyland.  His family kicked him out when he came out, his career as a ballet dancer died with a bad knee injury, and recently Adam left everything behind after witnessing his boyfriend screwing another in their bed.  Lately he’s been forced to sleep in his car or crash on friends’ couches.  The one upside at the moment is the new job as a stripper at Flesh Tones.

 

After inheriting the family securities company Jimmy Trent worked round the clock to make it even more profitable.  His older brother Laton wanted nothing to do with the company except the profits.  The latest venture, which Jimmy somehow got roped into co-signing is a strip club.  At least so far Flesh Tones is doing well.

 

Adam makes extra cash on the side by doing strip-o-grams.  Going to a mansion one evening he does his dance for birthday boy Jimmy and the two spark with chemistry.  Though Adam slips out before morning to avoid embarrassment it’s still a shock when the pair come face to face in Flesh Tones the next day.  Pursing the stripper is the last thing that Jimmy should be doing, but he can’t freeze his libido or his desire to know Adam better.  Keeping his sexuality a secret won’t be an option if he insists on wooing his stripper in public.  After all the hard work and years of hiding who he is Jimmy will have to decide if Adam is worth coming into the light.  And surviving the repercussions that will certainly follow.

 

A refreshingly realistic, difficult relationship is explored fully in Phoenix Rising, the first book in the new series Playing for Keeps.  Adam deals with life’s hard knocks with dignity.  Jimmy lives a wealthy, lonely life where the truth will test his morals.  Self examination is never easy.  Enjoy life’s human foibles in Phoenix Rising.  Readers won’t be disappointed with the outcome.

THE NOBLEST VENGEANCE by Neil Plakcy

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THE NOBLEST VENGEANCE by Neil PlakcyThe Noblest Vengeance by Neil Plakcy
Series: Have Body, Will Guard
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

About two years ago retired Seal Liam McCullough and linguist teacher Aiden Greene met under unusual circumstances and had a great adventure.  The best part of the whole thing was the relationship that developed between the men.  These days Liam and Aiden couldn’t imagine life without the other.

 

The couple recently relocated to Nice, France, dropped their freelance status as bodyguards and signed on with Agence de Securite, where steady employment is appreciated.

 

When wealthy distant relatives of Aiden’s need protection the pair are contacted.  At first glance the job of protecting the family looks easy and a waste of a long trip to Istanbul.  However, each day another threat is faced and members of the family are forced to reveal secrets possibly worth dying for.  Someone is intent on stopping the family move to New Jersey.  Liam and Aiden have their hands full trying to protect their charges and reveal the enemy.  Hopefully before they reach the Jersey shore.

 

Liam and Aiden are up to their eyebrows in trouble again!   The Noblest Vengeance brings back a pair of unlikely lovers/great characters to solve another wild, dangerous mystery.  Opposites in every way Liam and Aiden are nonetheless passionate, loving men.  And just when the reader thinks the mystery is solved and done a new threat and possibility crops up.  Great characters and a riveting plotline, The Noblest Vengeance satisfies on every level.

SAVING KANE by Michele Michael Rakes

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DREAM FOR ME by Becky Black

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CHANGELING by Barbara Geiger

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BROKEDOWN HEARTS by Cameron Dane

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IF ONLY by Cherise Sinclair

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