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THE BEGINNING by Mychael Black

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THE BEGINNING by Mychael BlackThe Beginning by Mychael Black
Series: ShadowKings #1
Published by Torquere Press Genres: Gay, Historical, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

The Morretti twins Lucca and Gabriele are nothing alike in personality.  Lucca is known as a hot head talented with a sword, whereas Gabriele is the peacemaker proficient with a bow.  As with most wealthy Roman families they aren’t without enemies.  They never expected anyone to hate them so much that their family home would be blown to bits killing the twins’588 parents and younger sister.  The brothers turn to a friend of their father’s in the city for aid.

 

Growing up Gabriele knew that he had to keep his wicked desires for his brother a secret.  Lucca also did his best to hide his feelings for his twin as well as hiding certain talents that would label him a witch.  Meeting Master Lorik is an eye opening experience.  Lorik doesn’t care what they do in the bedroom and he’s already aware that Lucca is a mage.  The twins are now in the home of a Master vampire.

 

A new world is shown to the brothers, one where they will have to make the decision to become a vampire.  Lucca is hell bent on avenging the family, Gabriele as well though he worries for his eternal soul.  It seems destiny was waiting for Lucca and Gabriele.  For one it’s an easy decision.  For the other… the only thing certain is that they won’t be parted.  In this lifetime or the next.

 

The Beginning: Shadowkings 1 plunges readers into a world of incestuous love, vampires, and revenge.  It’s quite the bloody package.  The brothers’ damning love condemns them, which is a major plot point in this wild adventure.  The Beginning is an erotic thriller laying the foundation for a new exciting series.  Incredibly carnal, Shadowkings 1 is just the beginning.

DADDY, DADDY and ME by Sean Michael

DADDY, DADDY and ME by Sean Michael

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DADDY, DADDY and ME by Sean MichaelDaddy, Daddy & Me by Sean Michael
Published by Torquere Press on 2011-12-30
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 206
Reviewed by Lisa

When Jeff agreed to be the sperm donor to his best friend Beth, he never expected a tragedy to leave his newborn and three year old motherless. That's exactly what's happened, though, and it's totally thrown his life into chaos: his lover has left him, his house isn't anywhere near childproof and his boss feels the restaurant has been patient enough with the time off. Donny has always known he wanted to be in childcare, and he just finished his degree in early childhood education. He didn't count on people being less than thrilled to hire him when they find out that not only is he a male nanny, but a gay one at that. Job hunting has been frustrating to say the least, so when he knocks on Jeff's door and is greeted by the sounds of things breaking and a pair of screaming children, he thinks, just maybe, he can begin this particular interview with a trial by fire.Becoming the nanny to Jeff's children just might be a dream come true for Danny, and exactly what Jeff needs, but are either one of them ready to really be a family?

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When Donny Gleason arrives at yet another interview for the nanny position he knows that fate had him wait specifically for this job. As soon as Donny meets the little family he feels that this is exactly where he’s meant to be. He’s the nanny they need.

A top chef for the classy Dejeuner restaurant, Jeff Roberts is drowning in the sudden deluge of two small children. His BFF since kindergarten asked Jeff to father her children and he agreed though never thinking that he’d end up being responsible for a three year old and a 9 week old. There wasn’t supposed to be a house fire. Beth wasn’t supposed to die, holding Jeff’s hand as she took her last breath. And Jeff’s long time partner Mitch wasn’t supposed to abandon him when the orphaned children arrive.

From the moment Donny crosses the threshold of Jeff’s home it’s apparent that the nanny is meant to help the small family heal and thrive. Through every obstacle, joy or heartbreak to come Donny will be there. As they settle into a true family the two men will also realize that they can’t do without each other. This family is meant to be.

Emotionally intense and ultimately heartwarming, Daddy, Daddy & Me is a powerful story of life’s hurdles and how adults choose to face them. Complex, fully developed characters from the children to the parent and nanny deal with life’s issues. Realistic in how challenges are met, Daddy, Daddy & Me keeps a steady pace whether things are going right or incredibly wrong and never bogs down with inconsequential matters. Though there aren’t any big surprises in the plotline, the story still satisfies. Daddy, Daddy & Me will have you laughing and crying and glad you read this story. I Joyfully recommend Daddy, Daddy & Me.

TOP BIDDER by Sean Michael

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Top Bidder by Sean Michael
Series: Hammer
Published by Torquere Press Genres: BDSM, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

It is the night of the yearly Christmas auction to raise money for charity.  Kurt is a fairly recent new employee at the Hammer and though he hasn’t much personal experience with the lifestyle he’s read loads on the subject.  In his heart Kurt is sure that with the right master the world of BDSM will open up. 

As luck would have it Kurt is asked to take the place of an absent co-worker in the auction.  Worried that no one will bid on him Kurt is surprised and thrilled when he’s bought for a decent amount.  Little does he know a certain master’s been watching him since his first day at the Hammer.  Kurt is about to get his chance to explore by diving into the deep end with a sexy master.  Hopefully the water isn’t too, too hot.

A top notch erotic tale, Top Bidder sends your pulse racing.  Part of a truly addictive series this story is a worthy addition.  Kurt is an inquisitive newcomer eager yet somewhat tentative to sample BDSM.  Hot characters, an appropriate plotline, and hot sex make Top Bidder heady, steamy fun.

BLOOD SACRIFICE by Stormy Glenn

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BLOOD SACRIFICE by Stormy GlennBlood Sacrifice by Stormy Glenn
Published by Torquere Press Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

One moment Jordan ‘Jordy’ Daniels is enjoying a pint with friends in an English pub on All Hallow’s Eve, the next he wakes hanging from a ceiling, his friends hanging unconscious beside him.  In walks robed figures who begin to chant a summons.  Fighting against the coven does no good when a demon appears and chooses Jordy as his blood sacrifice.  A mistake allows the victim and the demon to leave rather than obey the high priest and his disciples.

Fate brought Jordy and the demon Issacher ‘Isaac’ Braden together under dangerous circumstances.  They are meant to be together.  Unfortunately at a moment of great vulnerability the wrong idea, the wrong words plant a wedge between them.  Neither is willing to give an inch, both too much Alpha and testosterone than needs be.  As the days pass the hurt only widens.  Everything comes to a head when Isaac’s cousin comes visiting.  Another demon to tempt Jordy.  But, which demon actually warms his heart and stirs his pulse?

Sexy, intense, and dramatic.  Watch the sparks fly between Jordy and Isaac in Blood Sacrifice.  The pair deal with one major mysterious, dangerous encounter to the next though the change in scenes is somewhat abrupt rather than flowing.  Miscommunication threatens to destroy their tenuous relationship before it has a chance to fully form.  Jordy and Isaac’s rocky romance culminates in a Blood Sacrifice worthy of an eternal love.

FOXFUR by Elizabeth L. Brooks

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FOXFUR by Elizabeth L. BrooksFoxfur by Elizabeth L. Brooks
Published by Torquere Press Genres: Fantasy, Gay, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

A lowly pleasure slave at Master Dewei’s way station, Cheng was exhausted after three days of service to a red haired woman.  No sooner did he fall into a deep slumber than the local guards drag him back to their small garrison.  Waiting there for Cheng is one of the most feared of individuals, a man belonging to the Brotherhood of Chained Mages.

The Chained Mage called Jin quickly discerns that the red haired woman is in truth a fox-demon who’s laid an intricate murderous spell within the pleasure slave.  Jin insists on taking Cheng with him to help track down the fox-demon and destroy the spell.  On their own the Chained Mage and the pleasure slave fight a strong attraction knowing it can only lead to heartbreak.  The fox-demon is deadly, the spell must be broken, and they’ve learned someone else is on the hunt.  No one believes a Chained Mage and a pleasure slave have any business being together, except them. 

Unlikely lovers fight for their future in a long ago mystical setting.  Foxfur cleverly sets a unique romance with a magical Asian flavor.  Though the narrative and the Mages’ religious descriptions are a bit heavy at times, Cheng and Jin’s love is real as well as the unfolding dramatic tension.  The climax is gritty and consuming, the ending is very satisfying.  Wade through the ‘wordy’ adjectives and otherworldly terminology because Jin and Cheng’s passion is real in Foxfur.

POUR ME A TRIPLE by Sean Michael

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TATTOO YOU by Willa Okati

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MARGINALIA by Laney Cairo

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HITCHED by Sean Michael

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PERFECTION by Anna Hedley

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