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CROSSING OVER by Christopher Riley

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CROSSING OVER by Christopher RileyCrossing Over by Christopher Riley
Series: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Vampire
Published by MLR Press Genres: Historical, MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Years of service to the Roman Empire enabled Jovian to have a plot of land free and clear once he retired from the military.  Flourishing fields of wheat and a healthy herd of sheep allow Jovian to prosper and enjoy life with his lover Betto.   When their home is attacked by werewolves Jovian manages to kill a female.  Taking the body to Rome as proof they need further protection proves to be the wrong action as Jovian almost dies on the journey.  His savior is none other than Rome’s ruling Caesar, Titus.  Unbeknownst to Jovian he’s been saved by a vampire who forms a cloying attachment to the retired soldier. Leaving Titus and going home to Betto ends up destroying Jovian’s entire life.  He is forced to witness the murder of his parents, young sister, and his lover. The final horror happens as Titus changes Jovian into a vampire.

 

Watching the world as twenty centuries come and go, his name and identity change with the times as well.  Living as Roman Stafford and owning the Blue Moon bar the vampire continues to be plagued by his nemesis throughout the long years.  Each time love enters Roman’s life his hated enemy makes certain that his happiness is destroyed in one form or another.

 

For the past two months Roman’s been dating artist Cole Ryan. He can’t explain it but the talented artist is special and calls to the vampire’s soul.  Roman discovers Cole nearly dead from a drug overdose and the vampire is forced to step in to help the artist whether he wants it or not.   As he tries to cure Cole of his addiction Roman can also feel Titus nearby.  Somehow, some way, it’s time to make a stand to love Cole and rid the world of Titus.

 

Crossing Over proves to be an intriguing romance blended with a suspenseful historical story.  The far past comes alive as Jovian/Roman’s life unfolds, his lovers, and his struggles to be free of Titus.  The main character experiences the high of true love and the emotional destruction of losing that love because of a mad man.  Enjoy the fascinating tale Crossing Over, a long time journey of true love.

GAGE AND COLLIN by S. J. Frost

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GAGE AND COLLIN by S. J. FrostGage and Collin by S. J. Frost
Series: Storming Love: One Storm, Twelve Men
Published by MLR Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Gage Chapman excelled on the NRHA circuit with the help of his Paint stallion The Shaman.  Being openly gay was a determent to his popularity, especially with the other riders in the circuit.

 

Once he retires it’s a huge decision, a risky one for Gage to transfer everything he owns from Utah to a new facility for his horses in North Carolina, but it’s the right one for him.  Gage pours his life savings into upgrading the barns and all the rest to make a permanent home at Fresh Paint Ranch.  With hard work and time the ranch is thriving.  Gage’s relationship with Deputy Collin Maddox was also going strong until the trainer realized that his lover has no intention of openly dating in their community.

 

Word of Hurricane Lauris’s imminent arrival sends the townspeople scurrying for cover.  Gage doesn’t have that option however with too many horses and too little time to move them.  As Lauris begins to blow in Collin arrives at the ranch.  Even though it’s been months since Gage broke things off the flames still burn bright between them.  If only Collin wasn’t so concerned with everyone knowing about him they’d have a real chance at a relationship.  The power of the hurricane is nothing compared to the strength of their passions.

 

Charming characters and high drama.  Authentic issues play out against a backdrop of Mother Nature’s wrath in Gage and Collin.  The first book in an exciting new series focuses on the complexities of relationships and the emotional ties that test love.  Believable characters and an engaging plotline make Gage and Collin an excellent beginning.  Their story feels real which makes it all the more enjoyable.

SEMPER FAE by Angel Martinez

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SEMPER FAE by Angel MartinezSemper Fae by Angel Martinez
Series: Endangered Fae #3
Published by MLR Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

The people of Earth and those of the Otherworld are adjusting to having the Veil between them torn down.  A small contingent of humans, ex-Military guard those of the Fae Collective when on human soil.  Sergeant Zachary Morrison is the human Head of Security for Ambassador sidhe Prince Lugh when he visits Earth.  It is a well deserved, honorable position for Zach, a wonderful career opportunity in this strange new world.  What no one saw coming however was the love growing between Zach and Lugh.

 

All these years the Sergeant kept his sexuality hidden and now he’s fallen for a prince. As Zach grapples with his feelings for Lugh and his insecurities a coven of magical human college kids accidentally strip Diego of his strict moral compass.  Setting loose the most powerful magical human alive without any guidance to hold him steady sets forth a chain of events no one saw coming.  Not even the fae pooka Finn who Diego loves with all his heart can stop Diego’s madness.  Both worlds are fearful with good reason.

 

Enjoy an emotionally charged drama from start to finish.  Semper Fae is a captivating, modern, fantastical adventure.  The large cast of characters is well balanced in this huge tale where several plotlines merge and converge.  Zach and Lugh deal with a complicated courtship while trying to keep Diego from destroying the world.  There is enough back story to understand Semper Fae easily.  No doubt readers will scramble to find the previous books. Take the time to jump into Semper Fae.

MICHIGAN by Vicktor Alexander

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MICHIGAN by Vicktor AlexanderMichigan by Vicktor Alexander
Series: The Sevion Brotherhood #2
Published by MLR Press Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Michigan Sevion has a high stress career as a diagnostician at Gelreen Memorial Hospital.  Working alongside his vampire family at the hospital and living near each other can have its downside, but the Sevion family sticks together.

 

Recently one of Michigan’s brothers found his mate.  The trouble Dakota went through enforced the diagnostician’s desire to steer clear of any entanglements with his own future mate.  To find one’s mate, their sufletul pereche is supposed to be every vampire’s goal.  Michigan doesn’t want the drama, there’s enough of that with his loving family on any given day.

 

Apparently Michigan’s wishes don’t count because he’s introduced to his mate, talented chef Lucas Jaxson and now the clock is ticking. The human and the vampire have two weeks to bond otherwise Michigan will suffer the thirst and die.  If their rushed relationship wasn’t difficult enough an enemy of the family makes everything so much worse.  Michigan’s bonding just went from troubled to almost impossible.  Meanwhile, the clock never stops counting down.

 

The second installment in The Sevion Brotherhood series ramps up the drama to full throttle.  In Michigan the vampire and his chef face major hurdles head on with dignity and tense honesty.  Michigan offers a fresh breath of air to a tried and true plotline using engaging characters and an enemy worth hating.  The rocky romance satisfies on every level and whet’s the appetite for the next brother’s story.

CADEN’S DILEMMA by A. C. Katt

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CADEN’S DILEMMA by A. C. KattCaden's Dilemma by A. C. Katt
Series: Indiscreet #6
Published by MLR Press Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

Multiple tours of duty and a serious injury left Caden Donovan weary of the military life, as well as tired of hiding his sexuality as a gay dominant.  At first he thought a career with the Trenton police force was the answer, but life as a rookie cop wasn’t right either.

 

His younger brother Danny is a submissive with a loving Master who encourages Caden to work at their club as the new Director of Security.  Indiscreet is known throughout the state as one of the finest BDSM clubs.  Already a member, the position would be a good fit for Caden.  The only thing missing is the right sub to complete him.

 

Going by the name Masato at Indiscreet, the submissive doesn’t want anyone to know that he’s actually Johnny Nguyen, code writing billionaire and principal stockholder of a major corporation.  Masato is looking for a Dominant who can handle him without his money getting in the way.

 

When they meet the chemistry is obvious.  But how will Caden react to having a sub with literally more money than God at his fingertips?  Will Caden’s pride get in the way of a D/s match made in heaven?

 

Secrets nearly destroy a budding love in the sixth story in the smoking hot Indiscreet series.  Focusing on the characters rather than their sex exploits, Caden’s Dilemma sizzles with emotion.  Miscommunication frustrates, then pride almost ruins everything.  High drama, a few sexual situations, and a dash of light humor from secondary characters balance well in Caden’s Dilemma.  Fans will love another visit to Indiscreet and new readers are bound to get hooked.  Everyone will want more.

WARLOCK UNBOUND by Stephani Hecht

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TEMPEH FOR TWO by Karina Colcroft

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DAKOTA by Vicktor Alexander

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ALIEN HOME by Mark Zubro

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REFINED INSTINCTS by S. J. Frost

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