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KEEPING FAITH by Kris NorthKeeping Faith by Kris North
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Menage
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Faith is head-over-heels in love with her boyfriend, Donovan.  But when she walks in and finds his best friend, Parker, in their bed, she assumes the worse and bolts.  What she doesn’t realize is that Donovan and Parker – brothers in every way but blood – are both in love with her and have been planning this seduction for months.  The two of them always knew they would end up sharing a woman, and Faith is the perfect woman for them.  Now they just have to be a bit sneaky if they hope to convince her to listen to them and perhaps even open her heart and give a relationship between all three of them a try.


Keeping Faith is seriously hot!  Author Kris Norris knows how to crank up the heat in this snowy mountain setting as two sexy-as-sin men put their hearts, souls, and bodies into claiming their woman.


Donovan and Parker are closer than brothers.  They were best friends as children and suffered a trauma that ended up linking them forever.  Though Donovan and Faith have been lovers for a year, Donovan has always known that in order for them to get a happily ever after, Parker would have to become part of their relationship.  Worried about scaring her off, he doesn’t tell her this from the start, which leads to the big misunderstanding in the very beginning of the book.  While it strained credulity that after a year of dating Faith had no idea Donovan and Parker were brothers (never mind closer than), and the Faith/Parker part of the love story wasn’t as strong as it could have been in a longer format, Keeping Faith works because the characters are charming and the sex scenes are seriously hot.  Faith, Donovan, and Parker are all likeable protagonists with good chemistry that makes the story move at a fast pace.  This is an erotic romance, heavy on the erotic, and Ms. Norris delivers.  Donovan and Parker utilize all their sensual talents to win Faith back, making this one read or listen that’ll keep you warm all winter long.

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel MartinezFlax's Pursuit by Angel Martinez, Bellora Quinn
Series: AURA #2
Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal
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Published by Totally Bound


A bizarre accident caused by scientists at Berkley tears a hole in reality.  Strange creatures of myth and fairy tale literally drop from their reality into our own without rhythm or reason.  It was termed RARE or Random Anomalous Reality Events.  To deal with these beings who are torn from their lives into ours AURA is created to help them – the Agency of Unnatural Resettlement and Assimilation.


Recently a battle with a deadly lich queen left the ranks of officers at AURA badly decimated, including the loss of their leader.  Elf Valerian Hartgrove has tentatively taken on the position and responsibilities as the new acting Captain.  His human lover Quinn also agreed to jump from larceny to legitimate employment at AURA.  Bursting with magical power Quinn will no doubt become a valuable asset once he can truly control his gift.


The latest event brings a pair of battle Elves onto the streets of Tokyo.  Sage Blackdrake and Ash Bloodroot were fighting an enemy with swords one minute and dropped onto a city street the next.  Understandably disoriented the Elf lovers are at least at the moment very dangerous.


To stop a disaster in the making young Elf Officer Flax Wolfheart, a skilled hunter and tracker for AURA is sent through their version of a wormhole to Tokyo.  Flax is a good warrior and valued team member.  His unfortunate infatuation with Val is a bit of a problem, especially now that he’s been told to train Quinn, but aside from that he’s a very good officer.


With so few officers left and the new recruits green it’s all hands on deck which is weighing Flax down.  He’s responsible for bringing in the battle ready Elves, training Quinn, and working with Quinn to find a killer turning humans to stone.  And no one is aware that he has a sealed record of drug abuse and rehab.  The young Elf seeks the Captain’s approval as well.  But at what cost is the question.


Complications abound and an Elf begins to make all the wrong moves in Flax’s Pursuit, the second intense story in the refreshingly unique AURA series.  Twists and turns and spooky killers pop up to fuel Flax’s Pursuit.  The lead characters are quite a handful, yet each has their own strong, vibrant voice exactly at the right time.  This original storyline intrigues and keeps the reader thoroughly engaged.  Hooked from beginning to end I Joyfully recommend Flax’s Pursuit.  Seriously addicting.

MAESTRO by Elizabeth Coldwell

MAESTRO by Elizabeth ColdwellMaestro by Elizabeth Coldwell
Series: Paramour Collection #3
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
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Jaclyn Wiltshire, more commonly known as Jax, lives for opera and she really loves her job as the chief costume designer.  While she is cleaning up costumes from the last performance at the London Opera Company, Jax is approached by the company’s artistic director to learn just who the male lead will be and to discuss some of the costumes with him.  Jax can’t believe who she will have in her hot little hands for the run of the show.  Even if she is years older than him, no one says she can’t look and dream while fitting him for his costumes.


Kieran Vale is the hottest male lead in opera right now and while he may be young, Kieran knows his own mind in all things.  So when he meets the chief costumer for his newest show, Kieran knows right away that Jax is the woman for him.  But first he has to show her that he is much more than a great body and vocal cords.


Jax finds it hard to believe that Kieran wants anything more than a mild flirt with her, yet when she is given a chance to share a hidden passion with him, Jax gives into her dreams.  As their nights heat up, things get a bit kinky and the entire time Jax is waiting for Kieran to tell her their fling is over. Jax has wondered if she will ever have a family like her friends have. Kieran wants to give everything to Jax, if only she can get past her fear that he will leave her for someone younger and sexier. As if.


When a younger man finds the woman of his dreams in an older woman he is trusting his body to, it’s going to take every bit of his abilities to prove their passion is just the beginning of a lasting love.  Kieran takes on just that job with Jax in Maestro.  Jax was a character I just loved from the very beginning with her well-rounded life, and I found myself hoping that the only piece missing would be just around the corner.  Actually, Kieran was in her design studio at the opera company and hot enough to melt the fabrics.  I loved just how Kieran threw down the kid gloves when he went after Jax.  There were many places where I laughed and a few where I was shaking my head at what was happening.  Best of all, I loved how Jax and Kieran found their way around the worse type of mischief that could have torn them apart.  Maestro is exactly like a firecracker: short, hot, and filled with sparks. Yet, I never felt like I was missing something when it was over. That is a true mark of a well done novella.  Bravo Ms. Coldwell.

NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth Coldwell

NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth ColdwellNight Voices by Elizabeth Coldwell
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
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Published by Totally Bound

Laurie Macari has been the hottest thing in night radio for many, many years so when he is told that his ratings have dropped so low compared to other shows in his time slot, Laurie isn’t happy. Yet, he totally is not expecting to be told that he is going to be sharing his show with a sex doctor a couple of nights a week.  Just what he needs…a dried up prune spouting sex advice that she might have never experienced herself—at least that is what Laurie visualizes in his mind.


Dr. Roxy Rose is anything but dried up or old.  In fact, she is one heck of a head turner.  Roxy is excited to be part of a nightly show, even if only a couple nights a week.  But first she needs to prove to Laurie that she isn’t trying to take over his show, just pump it up.  Right after meeting Laurie, Roxy knows she would love to pump him up, but he is so against her that Roxy doesn’t think she will ever get a chance with him.


Laurie might have been against Roxy, yet he learns while watching her interact with his callers that she is much more than a sex doctor and a beautiful woman.  Working in such close quarters and talking about sex has an effect on both Laurie and Roxy—an effect that has them erupting into passion one night.  The next few weeks show Laurie and Roxy that sometimes even the experts can be shown new tricks as Laurie proves to Roxy that sometimes surrendering to new experiences can bring the best kind of passion.  This is one night time radio show that is melting the radio waves.


When a nighttime radio voice and a doctor of sex join forces, the outcome can only be one filled with erotic passion.  Roxy and Laurie will fight a subtle war and both come out the winners in Night Voices.  Wow!  I swear I could feel the emotions come through my reader as I watched Laurie and Roxy find their balance and passion while turning up the ratings in their night talk show.  I have to admit there were more than a couple of times I wondered if blows were going to happen instead of kisses.  However, I knew for sure that all would be well when Laurie gave Roxy a pretty sexy challenge, and she accepted it.  By the end of the book, I could tell that they really had won the best prize of all—a lifetime of passion.  Night Voices is like a whisper in the night that starts out soft and subtle and seduces you as it grows until you give in and are happy to have done so.  Hmm…that sounds exactly like something Roxy would say to try with Laurie’s full approval.

ICY CONTROL by Elizabeth Lapthorne

ICY CONTROL by Elizabeth LapthorneIcy Control by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #8
Genres: Suspense
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Published by Totally Bound


Robert Stevens is an agent with the Agency and right now he and his partner, El, are working on a stolen painting case.  Rob has known Sally for the majority of his life and has always tried to protect her.  That includes from himself, his dangerous life, and the love he has had for her for most of his adult life.   However, now Rob has been convinced to contact Sally and see if she has any connections that could help them locate the painting.


Sally Langtry is an artist and while she might seem fragile, she has a backbone of steel when needed.  Sally always has time for Rob, and she looks forward to each time he shows up at her place. Even if most of the time it is with food to make her eat while she is wound-up in her art.  Sally is very happy to see Rob the day he appears at her door early on a work day, and she is amazed when he tells her what is going on and then asks for her help.  Sally never thought that Rob would ever show her that part of his life.


The day that Rob asks for Sally’s help is a turning day in their relationship in more ways than one.  It is the day they can no longer ignore the feelings between them and passion explodes before either realizes what is going to happen.  The painting is soon discovered and, upon examination, the mystery on why this particular painting was stolen starts to be revealed.  As Sally and Rob investigate these new clues, they face deadly danger while trying to figure out how to clear the painting from all other attempts to take it.  Rob is facing his worst nightmare as Sally has been threatened because of the danger of his work.  But Sally is there to show him that their friendship and love is stronger than anything that might threaten him.  The question is, can Rob come to terms with any future threat that Sally might face because of his work, or will he let it destroy their love just as it is beginning?


A savvy agent and a dreamer artist finally acknowledge their love amid the danger in Icy Control.  I found that the title totally described Rob and his attempts to keep Sally free of the danger that surrounds his life.  I really enjoyed watching as Sally tore down each of his ideas about what she could face and if she could handle his love.  I really wasn’t surprised when their passion totally exploded the first time that Rob asked for Sally’s help in a case.  I found that Rob and Sally were the perfect team in many ways as their story unraveled. I had to smile as the perfect way of keeping the painting safe in the future was put into place.  Rob and Sally have many, many loving years ahead of them with Rob making sure that Sally eats while in the middle of an artistic masterpiece—not all has changed now they have their love.  Icy Control takes love ignored and danger to a new place as love is found and control is lightened up in order to protect against future danger so love can be free to grow.

BURNING INTENSITY by Elizabeth Lapthorne

Burning Intensity by Elizabeth Lapthorne Series: The Agency #7 Genres: Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Eleanor Williams, known as El to her friends and co-workers, is an agent for the Agency. She and her partner, Robert Stevens, are usually brought into cases that are going to be difficult for one reason or another.  JustContinue Reading


Ask the Oracle by J. J. Black Series: Revelations #1 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound One of the most powerful Oracles in the world, Grayson Muir earned the title the hard way.  Abandoned as a newborn and raised in an orphanage group home Grayson’s background was unknown.   As a child he sufferedContinue Reading

MONSTER by Erik Clarke

Monster by Erik Clarke Series: Spellbound #2 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Syler Rike is well known as one of the best in his field.  As a Hunter for the magical law enforcement agency he is sent by the High Council to apprehend the worst of criminals.  His talent as a powerfulContinue Reading

ROYAL BLOOD by Carol Lynne

Royal Blood by Carol Lynne Series: Neo’s Realm #4 Genres: Fantasy, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Centuries were spent ruling the Realm of Blessed Creatures and in all that time demi-god Spiro Manos never realized his brother’s pet jaguar Sema was his mate.  In all fairness no one could’ve guessed that the beautiful catContinue Reading

RIDING AND REGRETS by Bailey Bradford

Riding and Regrets by Bailey Bradford Series: Mossy Glenn Ranch #5 Genres: Contemporary, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Growing up in southern California Noel Cuthbert and his siblings wanted for nothing financially with famous Hollywood parents.  They were lucky to receive emotional love from their Aunt Gertie who left her life in Montana toContinue Reading

OUR OMEGA by J. J. Black

Our Omega by J. J. Black Series: Great Lakes Wolves #2 Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Sitting alone in his room.  Brooding.  Barely eating or sleeping.  It’s been months since Noah Steele was rescued from the clutches of his own father, Alpha Charles Steele.  Destined to become an Alpha in his own right Noah noContinue Reading

HUNT by Bailey Bradford

Hunt by Bailey Bradford Series: Spotless #2 Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Mixed leopard/puma shifter Steven had protected his younger brother his entire life, sometimes at the cost of severe punishments meant for Adal.  Their own shifter father Bashuan was the evil that controlled the half brothers.  On a mission forContinue Reading

HIDE by Bailey Bradford

Hide by Bailey Bradford Series: Spotless #1 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Mixed breed leopard/puma shifter half-brothers Adal and Steven grew up under their brutal, tyrannical leopard shifter father Bashuan.  They would bear the scars he or his men inflicted for the rest of their lives.  Older brother Steven chose to takeContinue Reading

THE PIERCER’S GAME by Sean Michael

The Piercer’s Game by Sean Michael Series: Chess #6 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound A traumatic past experience taught Luke to beware trusting anyone in a sexual situation.  Some might think it ironic that he picked such a personal career as a piercer with his aversion to sex, yet Luke managesContinue Reading


Farren’s Wizard by Amber Kell Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Wizard school is stressful at the best of times for students.  Farren Azar has even more to be worried about in school because if anyone finds out that he is part djinn his life will be over. The djinn were banished toContinue Reading

COLOUR ME UNDEAD by Mikela Q. Chase

Colour Me Undead by Mikela Q. Chase Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Cora has no designs at becoming the premier wedding planner for the undead, but she also can’t say no when her vampire cousin asks for her help.  Though Cora has plenty of experience with paranormals, nothing can prepare her for meetingContinue Reading


A Double-Edged Sword by LM Somerton Series: Tales from the Edge #4 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Reviewed by Lisa Employed by The Underground, London’s foremost BDSM club, it is Christian’s job to greet and process clients who enter.  A confident submissive who requires strict control from his partner Christian hasContinue Reading

KING’S CONQUEST by Valentina Heart

King’s Conquest by Valentina Heart Series: Mending the Rift #1 Genres: Fantasy, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Reviewed by Lisa Upon the death of the ruler of the Kingdom of Kari, Prince Rin became aware of his true worth.  He was to become the property of the Kingdom of Jeda.  King Merinej would enjoyContinue Reading


Dancing On The Edge by L. M. Somerton Series: Tales From the Edge #3 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Reviewed by Lisa The Underground offers their clientele a safe place to explore and satisfy their BDSM desires.  It is so popular that owner/manager Carey Hoffman only needs to advertize for waitContinue Reading

MALTING by Sean Michael

Malting by Sean Michael Series: Beer and Clay #1 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Totally Bound Reviewed by Lisa Like clockwork every Thursday evening for three years the sexy little red head comes into Corner Pub and orders his two honey wheat beers, drinks, and leaves.  He doesn’t flirt or even chat withContinue Reading

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