Publisher: Loose Id

FORTUNE’S STAR by Morgan Hawke

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FORTUNE’S STAR by Morgan HawkeFortune's Star by Morgan Hawke
Series: Interstellar Service & Discipline #2.5
Published by Loose Id Genres: BDSM, Science Fiction
ReviewedbyJo

Luxi Emery finally had a job that she loved and one that kept her talent under wraps, which was even more important.  After all, when you can see a person’s various futures depending on what choices they make, no one really wants you around.  This is something Luxi knows all about.  Yet, when she steps in to save her boss from a con man who is hosting a ghost, Luxi yet again loses her future.  However, Luxi sees her one slim chance at happiness and goes for it even knowing the odds are not with her.

 

When Luxi arrives at Port Destiny Station, she is expecting just about anything.  However, what she gets first is a cyborg named Leto who carries a ghost and who literally knocks her pants off. Then, still hunting for that one slim chance at a happy future, Luxi meets Amun, the handsome diplomatic telepath—yet another man who Luxi is instantly attracted to.  You would think that was enough to deal with, but remember that con man and his nasty ghost? Well, they certainly remember Luxi and want her for their own.  Luxi knew that Port Destiny Station would hold her future, good or bad, yet she never expected a showdown between two determined ghosts and how she would so quickly come to love not one but two men.

 

On the run from danger and towards an iffy future, Luxi is desperately looking for her happy future in Fortune’s Star.  I really thought it sucked that Luxi lost everything, because she protected her boss and yet, I know that Luxi would never have met Leto and Amun had she not traveled to Port Destiny Station. I loved how Luxi just went for it, no matter if it was giving in to that hard and instant attraction or reaching for that future happiness no matter how slim the odds.  I loved how first Leto and then Amun showed Luxi that not only did they want her for her sexy self, but also for who she was, especially when they could have just let her go instead of fighting for a person they barely knew.  I thought it totally went to just how good inside both of those men, okay man and cyborg, were.  I would love to see just how Luxi, Leto, and Amun’s relationship progresses somewhere down the road.  I foresee a hot and passionate menage for many, many years to come.  Fortune’s Star has it all: kinky passion, suspense, serious danger, and a great final scene after the final smackdown.

OLD TRADITIONS by Barbara Geiger

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OLD TRADITIONS by Barbara GeigerOld Traditions by Barbara Geiger
Series: Middle Hill #1.5
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM

Matt has been a prostitute for years in order to survive and to raise his younger half brother Sam.  The only time of the year that he took off from his ‘job’ was the Christmas holiday.

 

Everything changed when Kevin entered their lives and explained that Matt is the lost Fae King.  For the first time there is stability in their lives, a roof over their heads, and food on the table thanks to Kevin.  Even so, Matt cannot stop worrying that the Fae Prince will disappear and they will be back to having nothing.

 

Christmas this year means that the brothers will have real presents and more food than they need.  As for Matt he feels that he’s already received his gift because he finally understands what the term ‘making love’ truly means.  Concerns that Kevin will leave or that someone will take him away keep Matt awake at night as Christmas approaches.

 

Old Traditions has new meaning to a badly abused young man deserving of every happiness.  A complex blend of romance, fae relationships, and painful memories from the past, Old Traditions tells an emotional tale.  Matt has every reason to worry with so many years of ingrained abuse, he can’t help it.  The fae aspect of the plotline continues to taunt on the sidelines rather than take center stage, but it is important to the overall story.  Old Traditions keeps the reader engaged and hungry for more.

SEA CHANGE by Nessa Vincent

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SEA CHANGE by Nessa VincentSea Change by Nessa Vincent
Series: Zephyr Ranch #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, MM

Recently introduced, grad student Ben Roth and surfer Grant Moody arrange a date at a club and heat up the dance floor with their moves.  Before the night is over Ben finally loses his virgin status with Grant in an incredible, unforgettable sexual encounter.  Oddly enough all the lights on the block, including the street lights blow at the same time.

 

While marveling at the lighting situation and basking in the afterglow of glorious sex, R.C Irwin and his cat Ina arrive on the doorstep.  The stranger tells a wild tale of counterparts and soul mates uniting as one.  He talks of soul mates given a foothold into the supernatural world where one of the pair sees everything fae that no human can and the other is able to take a secondary form.

 

Drawn to each other in a way never felt before Grant and Ben aren’t certain what to do.  Should they accept the changes and deal with it or go their separate ways and let it fade away. Oh, and don’t forget about Cyril Soldati who tries to recruit shape changers by violent means.  If they could turn back the hands of time – would they?

 

A quirky, original tale balanced with a true love story comes to life in Sea Change, the first book in the Zephyr Ranch series.  The characters are refreshingly realistic and the plot is definitely unique.  Sea Change captures the reader’s imagination and scores big.

HOLDING THE EDGE by Keira Andrews

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HOLDING THE EDGE by Keira AndrewsHolding the Edge by Keira Andrews
Series: Cold War Sequel
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Russian figure skater Mikhail ‘Misha’ Reznikov and his partner took the Olympic gold while the Americans Dev Avira and Bailey Robinson took the silver.  Away from the press, the fans, and all the rest Misha and Dev were secretly a couple.  They separately announce their retirement from competition and the desire to skate professionally or perhaps coach young hopefuls.

 

For the time being Misha and Dev agree to keep their relationship under wraps, only their skating partners know the truth.  Dev is afraid they might lose lucrative deals if anyone finds out, but worse would be the repercussions to Misha’s family back home in a non-tolerant Russia.

 

Keeping their love a secret begins to take a toll.  Their reasons are sound in their heads but hurting their hearts so badly.  Hopefully they can set their secrets free soon.  First thing will be to tell Dev’s mother.  Yikes.

 

Holding the Edge focuses on the hurt caused by secrets and the inevitable fallout.  Olympic skaters Misha and Dev are perceived enemies on the ice and lovers behind closed doors.  No one would expect them to love each other.  Their problems aside, Misha and Dev display an honest and sensitive love as they try to share their relationship with the world.  A conflicted, sexy tale, Holding the Edge comes out on top.

A CHANGE OF TUNE by J. M. Cartright

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A CHANGE OF TUNE by J. M. CartrightA Change of Tune by J. M. Cartwright
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Everyone who listens to music knows of Johnny Rayne and his band Storm.  He’s accomplished everything he set out to do all those years ago with hit albums, number one songs, sell out concerts, and the rest of it.  Lately however, Johnny can’t seem to shake the restlessness and sense of emptiness. When he tells his inner circle that he wants to quit Johnny was hoping for support with his decision, but that definitely doesn’t happen.

 

Moving to a house in Elkins, West Virginia is about as different from L.A. as a world famous singer can get.  He sold three other houses and most of the furnishings without a qualm because he never had a chance to live in them.  This place however will be a home where he can build a new life and hopefully have a family at some point in the future.  Johnny is determined to go the whole nine yards here.  The first step though is to honest with himself, to accept who he truly is.

 

Ironically it is Johnny’s first meeting with Sheriff Virgil Grissom that begins to make everything crystal clear for the singer.  Grissom knows exactly who and what Johnny’s been hiding all these years and he’s got no intention of waiting around for Johnny to figure things out.  Johnny said he wanted a new life – be careful what you wish for…

 

An enchanting blend of drama, heart, and sexual discovery, A Change of Tune strikes just the right chord.  Total opposites attract and blow the roof off with their blinding eroticism from lusty and steamy hot sex to tender and touching lovemaking.  As open as Johnny is to those he loves, Grissom is the complete opposite with an impregnable shield surrounding his heart.  A Change of Tune is a heartwarming story of relationships between lovers, family, and friends.  Everything works out, maybe a little too neatly in the end.  Nonetheless, A Change of Tune has spirited characters you will root for.  Curl up in a soft chair and enjoy as Johnny’s life unfolds in A Change of Tune.

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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BROKEDOWN HEARTS by Cameron Dane

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IF ONLY by Cherise Sinclair

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COVEN, SWEET COVEN by Cheryl Dragon

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RISING SUN by M. J. O’Shea

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WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Kade Boemhe

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SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

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