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DESERT ICE by Rose Maefair

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DESERT ICE by Rose MaefairDesert Ice by Rose Maefair
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM

He was betrayed.  The heir to Seadragon’s Fief was betrayed by his own father.  All because of a beautiful young woman who gave the widowed king a newborn son.  She whispered in her lover’s ear that the firstborn heir was planning treason.

 

Taken far from his northern home to the desert city of Tandir Wylham stood chained to a post dying of thirst and hunger.  He cursed the beauty who beguiled his father and brought Wyl to such an ignoble end.

 

Meanwhile the young and powerful mage Lysander searched the city for a warrior who could aid his home Steed’s Hold which was under siege by a group bent on controlling all free holds in the desert.  His plan was to find a slave to aid their cause who would be set free once victory was achieved.

 

The terms of purchase for the slave Wylham came at great cost to both men.  The pact would bind them together, forever.  Worse, if that was possible Wylham refused to accept his new status and fought his changed reality at every turn.  The chance of them making it to Steed’s Hold, let alone helping the beleaguered town lessened with each new day.

 

A sweeping adventure fraught with emotional entanglement, Desert Ice is a hard won love story.  The main characters embark on a twisting, turning journey where Wyl and Lysander are forced to deal with the worst humanity has to offer.  Unable to understand each other in the beginning, then followed by miscommunication leads to heartache in this angst ridden drama.  A gritty, honest, and sometimes unsettling tale at times, Desert Ice is an intensely layered riveting read.  Wyl and Lysander’s painful start ultimately leads to a rich, rewarding ending.

THE ALPHA’S REVENGE by Shane Keleher

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THE ALPHA’S REVENGE by Shane KeleherThe Alpha's Revenge by Shane Keleher
Published by Loose Id Genres: MM, Paranormal

All work and no play made Justin Crane a dull friend according to Sam and Drew.  The pair finally manages to drag him to a popular gay bar for a night of fun.  Drinking and dancing Justin notices a tall, hot stranger watching from the sidelines.  With Sam and Drew’s encouragement Justin introduces himself to Parker and the two hit it off.

 

Parker is out for a night of relaxation, away from his intimidating and cold older brothers.  Feeling an instant attraction they head out for a more private location.  On the way they stop to kiss in an alley when something large and feral attacks.  Terrified Justin is mauled and bitten as Parker watches.  Justin remembers little of the assault except for Parker’s aid in getting him home.

 

Justin doesn’t understand exactly what’s happened.  Parker on the other hand knows   as he comes from a long line of Hunters.  Now he’s certain his brothers will be after Justin, a sweet and innocent man in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Parker’s choices are limited, but he knows that his date isn’t a threat to anyone.  Caught in the middle he must decide to protect Justin or turn him in.  The moon is coming soon and time is running out.

 

A hot romance turns into a deadly drama in The Alpha’s Revenge.  What starts out as a sexy interlude morphs into a night of terror for two lovers.  Solid characterization and a well paced plotline are the key to this entertaining story.  Erotic and tense The Alpha’s Revenge twists and turns on a dime.  Scary fun all around.  Parker and Justin are the reason The Alpha’s Revenge works.

ASCEND by Michelle King

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ASCEND by Michelle KingAscend by Michelle King
Series: Portland's Men #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM

The disappearance of his mother when he was thirteen left Bohai Tran at the mercy of a stepfather who regularly peddled the boy to the highest bidder.  Using his own intelligence and inner strength Bo managed to break free when he reached legal age.  Having a limited skill set Bo used what he knew to become a self-employed rent boy.

 

College student and licensed tattoo artist Diego Villanueva comes from a large, hardworking racially mixed family.  Older brother Luis is a Portland homicide detective who’s taught Diego a great deal about the dark side of life and what to watch out for.

 

Fleeing a violent client Bo is in bad shape when Diego first sees him in a men’s bathroom.  Bo tries to brush his errant knight off, but Diego isn’t having it and insists on lending his help.  A run in with the client doesn’t even shake Diego loose.  As the sexual chemistry begins to heat up between the two, neither realize they are being stalked.  They’ve made an enemy that won’t stop.  It’s definitely going to get worse before it gets better, much worse.

 

Fraught with danger, Ascend risks everything for the possibility of love.  Opposites in every way, yet Bo and Diego are clearly meant to be in this action packed, steamy drama.  Tense situations are the back drop to this erotic romance.  A terrifying protagonist balanced against a carnal love story.  Embrace Bo and Diego’s difficult journey, it’s pure seduction.

AFFILIATIONS, ALIENS AND OTHER PROFITABLE PURSUITS
by Lyn Gala

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AFFILIATIONS, ALIENS AND OTHER PROFITABLE PURSUITS by Lyn GalaAffiliations, Aliens and other Profitable Pursuits by Lyn Gala
Series: Claimings: Assimilation, Love and other Human Oddities
Published by Loose Id Genres: MM, Science Fiction


 

Rownt trader Ondry and his human palteia Liam Munson are traveling aboard a ship with a contingent of Rownt Calti Grandmothers.  It will be the first time their species attempts to trade in human territory.  As Rownt spend their long existence in the pursuit of trade and accumulating wealth everything hinges on a positive outcome.

 

The humans had previously sent Colonel Susan Diallo to the large space ship as their representative in order to begin negotiations before the actual trading commenced.  Unfortunately the Rownt Grandmothers didn’t feel comfortable with the Colonel and they’ve asked Liam to be present when the trade negotiations start.

 

Though Ondry is proud of Liam’s position as aid to the Grandmothers he is becoming increasingly concerned with his palteia’s mental state.  It’s not that long ago that Liam’s submissive behavior caused the human to make poor choices which damaged his soul. Now he’s being expected to hold a difficult, dominant position which Liam isn’t really capable of doing without consequences.  The end to these negotiations can’t come soon enough.

 

Affiliations, Aliens and other Profitable Pursuits resumes the profound relationship between the alien Rownt and his human palteia.  Their fascinating, evolving love draws the reader into their complex world.  It’s a positive bond they share in this sometimes intense storyline.  There is no question that the series must be read in order.  Fans will be thrilled with Ondry and Liam’s latest book.  Any new readers would be completely lost so start at the beginning.  Affiliations, Aliens and other Profitable Pursuits offers a very particular kind of romance with bold characters and a unique otherworldly setting.  Let your imagination take flight as Ondry and Liam work their own brand of magic.

FLESH MARKET by Kate Lowell

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FLESH MARKET by Kate LowellFlesh Market by Kate Lowell
Series: Bodies and Souls #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM

Eighteen months of deep undercover work is about to implode for FBI Special Agent Leo Gale.  As Dale Leon, a disgraced former cop, he’s managed to infiltrate a powerful sex trafficking operation, but he’s been unable to get enough evidence to catch the top layer of criminals involved.  He needs help.

 

With an eye towards becoming an FBI Analyst young Julian Fitzroy is thrilled to clinch a position in the Honors Internship.  It’s a solid foot in the door.  Julian isn’t interested in a career in the field, but when he’s approached for a possibly dangerous field assignment he can’t turn away from the challenge.

 

Leo finally gets a break with the chance to introduce Julian as his kidnap victim.  Living with evil for so long Leo is reminded of how horrible it is by seeing the sex trade through Julian’s eyes.  Moving up the ladder Leo also learns how truly dangerous these criminals are.  It’s imperative they get the evidence they need.  For Leo and Julian to survive both men will have to use every trick in the book.  There are no guarantees, less when you walk into a nightmare.

 

A hard, brutal look at the worst illegal trade.  Flesh Market resonates with truth and sorrow.  This realistic, gritty look at sex trafficking strips the FBI agents of their humanity.  Every action taken by the agents is checked by strong motivations to catch the criminals.  Leo and Julian barely survive the bleak world in Flesh Market knowing that someone has to go that extra mile.  Definitely not a typical romance, yet the characters strength and commitment rings loud and clear.

PRINCE OF SEAS by Emily Carrington

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LOVE ON THE PITCH by Neil Plakcy

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AMENDED SOUL by Kate Steele

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THE ESSENT QUEST by J. J. Lore

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PENAL STATION 05 by Valentina Heart

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SILVERFALL by Raven de Hart

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RAINBOW OVER CEDARWOOD by Megan Slayer

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KEEPER OF THE FLAME by Stephanie Burke

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LOVE ON THE WEB by Neil Plakcy

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FAIRE DIVINER by Madeleine Ribbon

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BETWIXT AND BETWEEN by Alexis Duran

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ASHER BEAUREGARD ATTEMPTS TO GIVE A DAMN by Thursday Euclid

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FORTUNE’S STAR by Morgan Hawke

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OLD TRADITIONS by Barbara Geiger

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SEA CHANGE by Nessa Vincent

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