Publisher: Loose Id

RAINBOW OVER CEDARWOOD by Megan Slayer

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RAINBOW OVER CEDARWOOD by Megan SlayerRainbow over Cedarwood by Megan Slayer
Series: Single Father Society #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM

Born and raised in Cedarwood Ashley Willis has had his full share of heartache.   Dad walked out years ago and his mother refused to accept his sexuality.  As an adult Ash was able to get his teaching degree and had a child with his lesbian best friend.  Wyatt was a joy to both of them.  Life was finally running smoothly until Danica was diagnosed with cancer and lost her battle far too soon.  Too make matters worse his boyfriend Lane refused to help the grieving single father and abandoned him.

 

Living in a small apartment with a six year old isn’t ideal, but it’s the best Ash can do on an art teacher’s salary.  A sudden shift in his mother’s attitude is the start of better things for both Ash and Wyatt.  She insists on making amends for her past behavior.

 

Another change occurs when the owner of Cedarwood Diner makes a move on Ash.  Extremely gun shy after being burned so badly by Lane, he backs off from Colt Harrison’s advances.  It’s a good thing Colt is willing to go that extra mile for the timid teacher and his cute son because there’s definite chemistry once Ash is willing to let loose.

 

Their relationship has barely started when a group of town bigots target Colt and cause trouble at the diner.  It’s time for Ash to decide what he wants in life.  To make a stand for the man who’s opened his heart.

 

A pleasant blend of drama and sensuality, Rainbow Over Cedarwood is a charming romance with a sexual kick.  Emotional angst binds Ash and Colt in the beginning, but healing love flows as Rainbow Over Cedarwood evolves.  The characters are engaging and well written, their issues realistic, and as for the bigots they add another layer to the story, albeit an obnoxious addition. A slice of normal life.

KEEPER OF THE FLAME by Stephanie Burke

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KEEPER OF THE FLAME by Stephanie BurkeKeeper of the Flame by Stephanie Burke
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, Interracial, Paranormal

Flame is from the planet Testrios, a malicious female dominated world where men only serve as slaves.  After his wife is murdered, Flame manages to escape to planet Earth before he and his unborn children could receive the same outcome.

 

Days away from her wedding, Kendall Moore catches her fiancé in bed with sister.  Distraught, Kendall just wants to go into hiding and lick her wounds.  But, as fate would have it, Kendall’s world is about to change forever when she fines a very pregnant male stranger on her door step in labor.

 

I found Keeper of the Flame an interesting twister in a bizarrely appealing sort of way.  Just like Kendall, I was wondering how Flame would give birth.  I applaud, Stephanie Burke for making the twins’ births believable and realistic.  As you can imagine the twins stole the storyline.  They are so cute, adorable, and highly intelligent. Often times I found myself bursting with laughter at Flame and Kendall’s bout at parenting.

 

In addition to the parenthood, Keeper of the Flame entails betrayal, a murder mystery, and heated sexual encounters.  There are times where I wish Kendall would have been a bit more harsh with her ex and her sister; however, she still is able to give them a piece of her mind for their disloyalty and the hurtfulness they caused her.

 

While, Flame and Kendall’s courtship happened rather quickly, I do admire their total commitment, dedication, and willingness to protect one another during chaotic times such as Kendall’s outlandish sister/ex incidents and the deadly threats against Flame/twins.  On the whole, a very good read.

LOVE ON THE WEB by Neil Plakcy

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LOVE ON THE WEB by Neil PlakcyLove on the Web by Neil Plakcy
Series: Love on... #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Maybe if Larry Leavis was a fan favorite, top scoring basketball player he’d have a more exciting life.  Well, most likely.  Yeah, definitely.  But, the six foot, six inch slightly toned Larry is a tech geek working a normal job and living an extremely frustrating sex life.  He’d settle for at least a little action if wishes could come true.

 

Perhaps someone heard him because all of a sudden Larry’s dealing with two men interested in him for more than his skills at work.  Through App Works, his employer, Larry is introduced to Victor Kunin who runs a modeling agency and wants his tech talent and his time for a date.  And then there’s Julian Argento who needs Larry for his fledgling website and wants to spend time with him.

 

Suddenly Larry has more than he can handle.  It’s difficult to admit he’s got very little game in the bedroom, but he’s more than willing to see where things go.  Before long it’s easy to see where his heart lies and where it never wishes to go again.

 

From sexual famine to feast there’s Love on the Web.  Growing up Larry’s brains and height were an obstacle.  Told in first person point of view he’s learning to cope with two very different kinds of men.  The sexually immature techie is finding Love on the Web and it’s a wild ride.  Finally, Larry is exactly where he’s meant to be.

FAIRE DIVINER by Madeleine Ribbon

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FAIRE DIVINER by Madeleine RibbonFaire Diviner by Madeleine Ribbon
Series: Faire #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Each year during the summer months the popular Renaissance Faire is in full swing.  Linus Rosewood otherwise known as Rosewood and his Uncle Jorvik manage the Faire.  What the public doesn’t know is that each time the season ends the entire Faire, including its inhabitants, magically transports to another place until it’s time for the summer season to begin again.

 

All his life Rosewood’s been special.  Empathic gifts made everything difficult.  His father understood, but his mother did not.  After his father’s death Rosewood’s mother tried to have her son institutionalized.  Fleeing to the Faire and Uncle Jorvik saved him.  Over the years Rosewood learned to cope with his gifts though college proved to be extremely hard at times.  His solace during those years was Oscar Moreno.  Rosewood adored his college roommate until the day he told Oscar his secret.  When Oscar walked away his heart shattered.

 

That memory was ten long, lonely years ago, yet it all came rushing back the moment Rosewood saw Oscar at the Faire.  Uncle Jorvik was retiring so they were interviewing for someone to co-manage with Rosewood.  If Oscar couldn’t handle his lover’s gift how could he understand the entire Faire leaving when the season ended?  There was also the problem of figuring out what was wrong with Rosewood’s psychic talents.  They are slowly disappearing.  The last clear feeling was a warning of extreme danger to the Faire.  Not exactly helpful.  And what of Oscar?  Only time will tell if he can cope with the magic that is the Faire and the man he never forgot.

 

Faire Diviner tells its own unique tale in this third installment of the series.  A character laden story with multiple plotlines showcases a rich tapestry of diverse drama with Rosewood and Oscar at the center.  Little back story is given to the many secondary characters already coupled in previous books, which luckily doesn’t detract from everything going on here.  There are tense complications between Rosewood and Oscar, as well as the Faire’s own problems to handle.  Though there is a lot going on Faire Diviner does manage to tie the plot neatly together by the end.  Romance, broken hearts, and more, Faire Diviner is a massive, magical tale.

BETWIXT AND BETWEEN by Alexis Duran

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BETWIXT AND BETWEEN by Alexis DuranBetwixt and Between by Alexis Duran
Series: Edge of Night #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

From his earliest years Ian Evers remembers being fascinated with the unexplained and the supernatural.  Growing up his mother dragged Ian from one place to another, never settling in one locale until her death in a shipwreck of all things.   His father was unknown and after his mother died an honorary aunt, a self described witch raised him.

 

Working for The Cosmic Eye, a tabloid in Seattle, Ian’s always on the lookout for the weird or strange to write about.  One evening walking the streets Ian hears an irresistible melody.  Drawing closer he spots a handsome stranger playing a violin for cash.  Intuition warns Ian before he gets too close.  Something isn’t right; the stranger is not the innocent he projects so Ian flees for home.

 

It had been so close.  He had almost caught the young liosa or light elf.  Such power he’d felt coming from the liosa.  The Dark Queen Ysolde won’t be pleased if her svarta or dark elf Ezekiel Stormshadow is unable to snare his prize.  She would take her fury out on Stormshadow if he fails to retrieve all that lovely power within the sweet liosa.

 

Ezekiel set the spell to bind the light elf.  It’s simply a matter of tracking him down.  The sooner the better…

 

A stunning blend of eerie darkness and deep, abiding love comes alive in Betwixt and Between.  The first story in the Edge of Night series begins with a powerful tale of otherworldly creatures, a lost heritage and an evil queen.  The inexplicable love between Ian and Zeke comes across well, their heartache and willingness to sacrifice all is powerful.  An excellent start, Betwixt and Between tests the bonds of true love and doesn’t disappoint.

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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HOLDING THE EDGE by Keira Andrews

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A CHANGE OF TUNE by J. M. Cartright

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BAYOU DES ENFANTS by Lynn Lorenz

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TO CATCH A THREEVE by Alexis Duran

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PRINCE OF FAITH by Belinda McBride

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BLAKE’S HOME by Cheryl Dragon

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PHOENIX RISING by Kimberly Gardner

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THE NOBLEST VENGEANCE by Neil Plakcy

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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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