Lydia Reviews: Right Here Waiting by Remmy Duchene


Title: Right Here Waiting
Publisher: Fireborn Publishing
Author: Remmy Duchene
Pages: 158
Kisses: 4.5


Blurb:

Captain Marc LaCroix’s career as pilot in the Air Force is over and he’s not looking forward to a life of being alone. That is until he gets home and sees just how grown up his best friend Paul Kane has become.

Captain Marc LaCroix’s career as pilot in the Air Force ends because of a creep with a surface to air missile. With a leg amputated below the knee, Marc comes home to what he expects to be a miserable, lonely existence. What he didn’t count on is his best friend, Paul Kane, and the way his body would react to Paul’s sizzling eyes and kisses.
Paul has been in love with Marc since they were kids. Afraid confessing his feelings would ruin their friendship, Paul stayed in the background, playing the supportive best friend all through the many years Marc has been away. Then Marc returns, sexier than he left, and all those old feelings become new again. But will Paul’s fear ruin it before it even begins?

Review:

I am a fan of Remmy Duchene’s and try to read whatever books of hers I can get my hands on. Remmy’s characters are always realistic and easily pull me into their story. Right Here Waiting is no exception. In fact, I like that the author wrote Marc as suffering from his time in the military, as opposed to coming home unaffected.

Trying to come to terms with losing a leg, as well as survivor’s guilt, Marc is at loose ends. Thankfully his longtime friend Paul is there to help him pick up the pieces. These two have been friends for some time and Paul has been quietly lusting after Marc for as long as he can remember. Marc is gay but has kept that fact from Paul. These are two strong men, yet they are so afraid of being hurt that they would rather sit back than say anything. Thankfully Paul’s sister is there to help the men out, especially after Paul screws up.

I have to admit that when Paul pushed Marc away I thought he was crazy and could not understand what the hell he was thinking since he had loved Marc for so long. I do like the way Paul goes about making up for his previous lack in judgement.

While I wish Right Here Waiting was longer, this is a story that I will be reading again, as I really liked Paul and Marc. This is also a greater starter book for those who have not yet given this author a try.

Reviewed by: Lydia

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TITLE: A Flirty Dozen Box Set
AUTHOR: JL Merrow
ISBN: 9781634862325
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 87,319 words
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Together for the first time, twelve short stories of male/male romance from award-winning author JL Merrow. Ranging from gritty to giddy, all feature two men finding their happy ever after — or at least for now — with a dash of the author’s trademark humour.

Read about boys from the wrong side of town, boys from the right side of town, and boys from a town you really wouldn’t want to live in. Meet a rent boy with a secret, a very earthly version of Cupid, and men with a definite tinge of the supernatural. Opposites attract, wishes come true, and old enemies find forgiveness in this variety pack of eight contemporary stories and four paranormal tales that’s a perfect introduction to the writing of a very British author.

Contains the stories: Love Found on Lindisfarne, Free Ride, Light the Fire, Dead Shot, Stronger Where it Counts, Jack in the Green, A Ghoul Like You, Batteries Not Included, Making it Pay, Trick or Treat, Good Breeding, and A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou.


TITLE: Disappear with Me
AUTHOR: Dean Frech
ISBN: 9781634861366
GENRE: Gay Historical Romance
LENGTH: 71,759 words
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In 1910, the United Kingdom is in turmoil. King Edward dies after only nine years on the throne. The social class system that upheld British society for centuries is being chipped away by social, political, and economic unrest across the Empire. Amidst this backdrop, Reverend Leander Norris is accused of sodomy. After discovering his own self-worth and the meaning of unconditional love, Leander finds the courage to stand up for what he believes is right and pleads “not guilty” to the charges.

Throughout the trial, Leander’s past is revealed, including the temptations that bring the accusations against him. By the end of the trial, Leander is once again reunited with a romantic interest from the past. But it may be too late to rekindle any love that remains, given the circumstances of the era and Leander’s likely sentence.

Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Leander convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural?


TITLE: Junk M.A.L.E.
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634862332
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,033 words
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Jerry Sanger is a member of M.A.L.E., an elite agency made up of ex-Army buddies bored with civilian life. But he always gets the junk assignments, and just once, he’d like a job where he doesn’t have to wear high heels or impersonate a go-go dancer at a strip club in order to take out his target. Sure, he looks good in a dress, but still.

On returning home from his latest assignment, Jerry encounters his hot teddy bear of a neighbor, Guff, fighting off four men intent on doing him serious harm. Jerry helps Guff out and then demands to know what’s going on, in between flirting and striking a pose in his spandex dress.

Guff doesn’t want his help, but Jerry gives it anyway, determined to solve Guff’s problem. And if they happen to get a lot closer as a result, he won’t complain.


TITLE: Summer Research
AUTHOR: Rain Merton
ISBN: 9781634861984
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 9,605 words
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Presenting his research at the annual academic mega-conference is supposed to provide the answer to Jonah’s dilemma.

Instead, Congress brings him Xavier. Loud-mouthed, flamboyant, and whip-smart, Xavier wields humor as both a weapon and a shield. Soon Jonah can’t discern sincerity from banter; all he knows is the overwhelming, mystifying lust he feels for Xavier.

Is desire enough to build a decision around? Can Xavier offer the solution to Jonah’s dilemma?


TITLE: What It Looks Like
AUTHOR: Matthew J. Metzger
ISBN: 9781634862288
GENRE: Gay / Transgender BDSM Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 80,615 words
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Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He’s grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow — and his new boyfriend isn’t helping.

Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former guest of Her Majesty’s Prison Service, he’d rather hit Eli’s parents than sit down to dinner with them. One wrong move, and Rob could destroy Eli — and his family — without a second thought.

But this isn’t what it looks like.

Rob’s not in control here — and Eli’s the one to blame.

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Pretty Please
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80 pages / 22000 words
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Night Wars Collection
by Missouri Dalton & Sophia Beaumont
268 pages / 75000 words
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In Devilry Done, when Lucas decides he wants Ambrose back, he needs a plan. Unfortunately, Lucas has never been very good at plans. By the time he’s gotten Ambrose’s attention, Lucas is in trouble with some dangerous people and broke to boot. Of course, he also gets into trouble with Ambrose, and if he’s very lucky, his former paramour will be in a forgiving mood. Followed by An Eye for Trouble, Lucas and Ambrose are back for another spot of trouble as an old friend asks Ambrose to come to Chicago. Too bad Lucas just got bit by… something and he’s not exactly sure how much help he’s going to be. Poisoned Spirits takes us to Chicago Special Police Officer Ian Mulhane, who has never been stood-up before, so when Billy doesn’t show up to the speakeasy, he’s not a happy camper. But anger quickly shifts to worry, and Ian soon discovers Billy is gravely ill, poisoned by magically tainted whiskey. Ian’s used to the paranormal, but witches might just be more than he can handle.

Fast forward to modern day Chicago in Happy Halloween, Jack’s past has always been something of a question mark, until now. On Halloween, an eighteen-year-old Jack found himself in a world of trouble, and headed straight toward the man who would take him from hustler to cop. In Foxtrot, Remy starts this year’s Masquerade miserable, but with help from an old flame, things start looking up. Across the ocean in Ame, Takashi Matsumoto has spent his entire life in Tokyo. He’s seen terrible things working for the yakuza, but when an encounter with something straight out of folklore leaves him nearly dead he has to revise everything he thought he knew. After he recovers, he runs into an old flame, Daisuke. Can Takashi have a relationship knowing what he does? Or will his past catch up to both of them?

Cary Vaughn has found himself on the wrong side of a lot of people. When he ends up in Edinburgh hiding from one of those people he meets a tall Scotsman in a bar and goes home with him. He spies a small fortune on a bookshelf and takes a chance by stealing it—but he’s not the only one with an ulterior motive in Feumaidh Mi Ruith. In The Ten of Cups, Isaiah Cappelli is trying to overcome a broken heart and a cloudy future. Is it fate or only coincidence that leads him to a New Age shop and a handsome stranger? Christmas comes in This Time of Year and a dragon is loose in Chicago. Howl would be more concerned if the case didn’t keep interrupting his lunch reservations. Partnered up with the distractingly handsome Detective Reyes, Howl is going to have to pull himself out of his melancholy if he wants to solve the case and get back to his Christmas plans, getting drunk while watching It’s a Wonderful Life, alone. Well, not if Detective Reyes has anything to say about it.

In Fiends in Low Places, Simon Murphy, psychic and former thief is trying to rekindle the romance between himself and his FBI beau, Gabriel. Can a pizza date fix this mess? The Raven and the Wolf introduces Bran Morning, he owns an occult bookshop, has PTSD and doesn’t remember what happened exactly that gives him nightmares. Roped into attending the wedding of an old squad member, Bran is in for more than he bargained for and discovers that the body can remember things the mind forgets. Evie Cappelli has been with the Montreal Night Shift for a while now, but she’s about to get the surprise of her life—if a wedding dress and some rosary beads don’t kill her first in L’Île des Sœurs.

Taylon
by Scott J. Kramer
Pages: 193 / Words: 51000
ISBN: 978-1-944449-94-0
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War has been declared and demon possessed Queen Euphoria has struck the first blow against the Territories. Little does she know, Da’Lynn a dark elf possessed by an evil herself has command of the elf army and is moving in to defend the land.

Kara, realizing the trouble brewing, seeks out her non human friends, hoping to sort out the trouble ahead. But will Hambone, Snow, Ra’na, and the wizard Ynob be enough to stop the ensuing apocalypse?

Deep in the Territories, a strange prophecy comes forth from the elves, and Council Member Gantha is sent on a mission to find a wizard of races. Little does he know that this little foretelling speaks of resurrection of pure evil.

Taylon, with the help of a local medicine woman, seeks out a cure for the queen’s sickness in the far reaches of the kingdom, while the pieces of the magic mirror cause their own havoc.
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To Be a Different Someone
Sean McKissack

James Kane could be summed up in one word: loser. He silently lived as a ghost amongst his parents and he had zero friends at school…unless you count his cousin who had to defend him against the abusive Matt Tracker.

When his parents divorce, James moves to Montana and stays with his grandmother, where he makes an extreme adjustment to his life-becoming a different someone named Jennifer. The transition comes with frightening issues Jennifer never thought of. After two years of recovery, she returns to her old high school to start over but she meets up with her past tormenter and gets caught in a web of secrets as she finds herself falling in love.

Her conscience gets the best of her as she tries to be truthful to Matt about who she once was, but will he accept her as his girlfriend when she tells him about their past?

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Star’s Embrace
DC Juris

Maltinian Ambassador Jedryn Parvone is forbidden fruit to a simple Human ship Captain like Jacob Meryl. But when a mission puts them in close quarters once again, will Jacob continue to bury his feelings? Not if Jedryn has anything to say about it.

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Eldridge’s Release
Evelise Archer

Eldridge Cristoff worked hard and rarely played, always leery of letting himself go after the humiliation he suffered at the hands of his college boyfriend. Best friend Isabella Catana, submissive and lover of Johnson Petri, invited him to a night at an upscale BDSM club, Club Rebellion-owned and operated by Johnson and his trio of friends. All dominants.

Dalton Peters has never collared his own sub nor had the desire until he met Eldridge. Dalton was immediately taken with the skittish man, deciding to make it his mission to release Eldridge from his sexual prison.

Slowly Eldridge realized the world he was meant to be in. A loving man and master at his side; he discovered submission was not a weakness but a true testament of his strong inner spirit. With Dalton’s careful guidance, Eldridge had no choice but to give into his desires and heart, allowing Dalton to dominate his body and soul.

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Beach Rental, a M/M Anthology
with stories by M.T. Aspen, Asta Idonea, Dale Cameron Lowry, Lynn Townsend, Jamie Lowe, & Rob Rosen

In Drinks Over Sunset by M.T. Aspen, Vagabond Witt’s flight from his past is unexpectedly stalled by a gorgeous expat. But if Dean holds on too tightly, he’ll only inflict more pain on the man he loves. In Lick by Asta Idonea, Jay is unimpressed when his parents drag him on a seaside holiday to Bournemouth. However, the English summer heats up when he meets sexy ice cream seller Aland. In Pacific Rimming by Dale Cameron Lowry, Turning forty makes Mike feel old, so his husband, Ken, helps him recapture his youth in a ménage a trois with a gorgeous younger man. Can what started as a one-night stand transform into a threesome that lasts?

In Sea Salt & Chocolate by Lynn Townsend, Marriage is hard work, everyone knows that. Will a summer vacation lead to reigniting sparks between Eric and Temple, or will it tear their family apart? In Weekend Encounter by Jamie Lowe, Jackson may not be looking for romance during a weekend getaway with his friends, but that doesn’t mean romance isn’t looking for him. When Jackson encounters Logan, his plan to third wheel with his buddies is derailed in the best way possible. In Yin and Yang by Rob Rosen, An unexpected early morning encounter between a surfer and California newbie leads to much more than either ever expected along a deserted stretch of pristine beach. Love, it seems, is in the misty sea air!

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Choices
Stevie Woods

Best friends since kindergarten, Ben and James are separated after college graduation by their different choices. Ben stays in their small hometown while James heads off to New York with dreams of money and success. Ben works to make his life follow the path he wants, and dreams of the day when James realizes he made a mistake and comes back home.

Each man promises to stay in touch, but this falls by the wayside as James’ life in the big city takes off, leaving Ben yearning for a dream that gradually fades as the years pass.

In New York, James finds that not all dreams are worth the cost of a wrong choice.
(Previously published by Amber Quill Press.)

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Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud
Ari McKay

The exciting conclusion of the war between Elizabeth Bathory and Gaia’s Children has arrived!

It has been five centuries since Antonio de Barajas, one of the oldest surviving Theriomorphs, lost his mate Raphael at the hands of his worst enemy, and Thrace has mocked his pain; but at long last, he has a chance to find love again. As two ardent suitors vie to win his heart, Gaia’s Children face the united force of Elizabeth Bathory and her sire, Thrace.

Thrace will stop at nothing to get revenge against Gaia and her children for the loss of his wife, even allying himself with terrorists who possess a weapon of mass destruction. Now the Theriomorphs and the Dark Guardians must race against time to discover Thrace’s plan and stop him before he succeeds. Antonio risks losing far more than his heart this time, for if he and his team fail in their mission, it will mean the deaths of millions of people and perhaps the destruction of Gaia herself.

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Fragmented
Madeline Dyer

After the terrible battle against the Enhanced Ones, Seven and Corin find themselves on the run. With the Enhanced closing in, Seven knows they need to find other people on their side. So, when the opportunity arises to join the Zharat, one of the last surviving Untamed tribes, it seems like the perfect solution.

But the Zharat lifestyle is a far cry from what Seven’s used to. With their customs dictating that she must marry into their tribe, and her relationship with Corin breaking down, Seven knows she has to do something before it’s too late. But that’s easier said than done in a tribe where going against the rules automatically results in death.

And, with the Enhanced still out there, nowhere is truly safe for the Untamed—least of all for the most powerful Seer in the world… and Seven soon discovers how far people will go in order to ensure that she’s on their side in the War of Humanity.

Battling against the emerging web of lies, manipulation, and danger, Seven must remember who she was meant to be. Her life has never been more at stake. Nor has humanity itself.

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Crazy Joe
A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly

Montana Delray, a hot, good-looking New Orleans detective, had it made until his captain found him fooling around with his son at the office Christmas party. Even a gold shield and a medal for valor can’t save him from being busted down and transferred to the last place any cop wants to go—the 77th Precinct.

Detective Joe Hunter, nicknamed “Crazy Joe” because he has the sixth sense, flounders in a department where everyone has their “idiosyncrasies.” Then Montana Delray walks through the doors of the 77th and turns psychic Joe’s world upside down.

For the two mismatched detectives, is the 77th Precinct a nightmare or their destiny?

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New Orleans Hustle
PJ Nevada

Tristan Beaumont, owner of Voodoo Dolls, a gay bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, is successful enough, keeping busy operating his popular club. Along with the help of his bar manager, Nolan Geoffrey, and a black male escort named Antoine LaChance, who spends some of his time at the bar, all struggled to find love and survive the rigors of life from day to day.

Trying to balance his love life with the issues of a running a popular bar, Tristan faces the local police, specifically Officer William Durant. Tristan and Billy Joe have kept their distance since their shared days in high school back home. Tristan’s hectic and steamy life seems to be out of control, especially after receiving some dire warnings from a long-time acquaintance, the old voodoo queen Miss Magnolia, who foretells of great trouble and danger heading Tristan’s way.

Tristan is suspicious of these voodoo warnings, but what little voodoo influence comes his way should not be trifled with, especially after a young, drug-cursed man named Gabriel is dragged into his bar by Antoine, who just found the lad beaten up on the streets outside Voodoo Dolls.

Can Tristan find the tranquility in his life he so desperately seeks? Will he survive the emotional roller coaster presented to him by Antoine, Nolan and even Billy Joe? More importantly, will Miss Magnolia’s unseen influence become a blessing or a curse in this explicit language romantic tale?

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Cameron’s Negotiator
Evelise Archer

Trevor Langford is a tough FBI negotiator. His last case scarred him both mentally and psychically. He takes some mandatory sick time, going to Sawtooth Range, Idaho to find himself again, and get his head on straight. There he meets Cameron. Tall, dark and ruggedly handsome, Cameron is everything Trevor looks for in a man, but scares him too.
Cameron has always wanted a mate and finding Trevor in his own backyard is a coup. Unfortunately, Trevor has no idea what mates are or that he is a wolf. Trevor’s a realist and believes in tangibles.
Can Cameron convince his mate that true love is meant forever?

Previously published by Secret Cravings Publishing.

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In Defense of Mushrooms
Sophia Beaumont

Isabella “Izzy” Cappelli has always been a troublemaker. She has no problem sneaking out of the house to go to whatever bar or wild party she and her friends can find.

A fling with a handsome stranger might have been a step too far, however. Sixteen, pregnant, and with only minimal support from her family, Izzy is left with only the ruins of the life she once had, and the future she thought she would have. Her second chance may not come in the form she’s expecting.
In this prequel to the Evie Cappelli series, found out more about Evie and Izzy, and their ties to the Chicago Night Shift.

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Healing
Stevie Woods

After an injury Audin needs the help of a healer and is shocked to discover the one recommended to him is Tener, who he hasn’t seen since their split following an argument a dozen years earlier. Both men have experienced much during their years apart and life has tempered them.

On discovering that Audin’s life is at risk from an implant placed inside him by the authoritarian government department he works for, Tener confesses his involvement with an underground organization fighting to bring down the government. They work together hoping to solve Audin’s problem and in consequence that of others infected by this vicious piece of technology. Can Tener remove the device without killing Audin in the process?

(Previously published by Amber Quill Press.)

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A Man of Taste
Shira Glassman

An exploited working-class woman in life, Nellie now wanders the earth as a vampire. She’s too good-hearted to feed from any but the worst of men, but the worse a man’s character, the more terrible his blood tastes. She’s also terribly lonely. Can a bloody ghost be the answer to both her problems?

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Lydia Reviews: Fall Into My Kiss by TA Chase


Title: Fall into My Kiss
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Author: T.A. Chase
Pages: 155
Kisses: 4

Blurb:

Will Hunter’s life ever be more than an endless tour of small gigs?

Hunter Lee is lead guitarist of the alternative rock band, Merging Violently. He and his four friends travel up and down the East Coast, playing small gigs. It’s not what he dreamed of when he founded the band, but it’s a way to make a living. Meeting Edward Monterrose might be the best shot he has at hitting the big time.

Edward Monterrose doesn’t have time for a relationship. He’s too busy with his horses and students. Yet he always makes time for a benefit to raise money for charities he supports. While recovering from an injury, he overhears Hunter playing in the park and asks him to play at the benefit.

The two men come from different worlds yet discover they have more in common than they thought. Yet will their relationship last when they’re apart for months on end?

Review:

Fall into My Kiss is the first book of the Merging Violently series. This story also has ties to the author’s Home series. In fact one of the main characters, Edward, was introduced in the first book of the Home series and several of the secondary characters can be found in later stories in that series.

If you have read the Home series than you know that Edward raises, trains, and shows horses. During one of those shows, Edward is injured when his horse is unable to complete a jump. Forced to find something else to do while he is recuperating, Edward is kept busy putting together his yearly charity event.

Hunter is the other main character in Fall into My Kiss. Edward and Hunter are total opposites. While Edward is well to do, Hunter is a working stiff. For the last few years Hunter and his friends have been working hard to make their band a success. While they have come close a time or two, nothing has really panned out. At the moment Hunter and his friends have gone their separate way for a little R&R.

It is during that time that Hunter and Edward meet and fall in love. I liked the way the author brought these two together. The attraction between them is apparent from the beginning and I liked that the author did not have them fall into bed the day they met; rather she has the attraction build and the relationship moved in a way that is believable. I really loved the way Edward tells Hunter he loves him, and Hunters reaction made me smile.

Fall into My Kiss is a fast paced, easy read that fans of this author are sure to love. I wished the book would have been a little longer, but since this is the first story in the series I know we will see more of Edward and Hunter in later books. I cannot wait until the next book comes out and really hope it will be about Boris as I am dying to know what his secret is.

Reviewed by: Lydia

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Lydia Reviews: Premonitions by Edward Kendrick


Title: Premonitions
Publisher: JMS Books
Author: Edward Kendrick
Pages: 110
Kisses: 4



Blurb:

Artist Daniel Chase moves into the house he inherited from his grandfather — with the proviso he must live there or lose it. Soon after, he begins to get premonitions that something isn’t right. Then he meets Griffin Pryce, a handsome man who lives off the grid. They become friends when Griffin agrees to become the subject for one of Daniel’s paintings.

Before that can happen, Daniel’s ex Ray arrives, wanting to partner with Daniel to turn the house into a fancy restaurant. When Daniel says no, Ray sends a man to threaten him if he doesn’t sign the contract Ray has drawn up. Daniel refuses and things go from bad to worse.

With Griffin’s help, can Daniel stop Ray’s machinations? As the attraction between Daniel and Griffin grows stronger, will it — and they — survive what Ray does next?

Review:

Mr. Kendrick has delivered another well done story with the publishing of Premonitions. Don’t let the title of this story fool you, while there is a bit of a paranormal air, it is slight and not the main focus of the story. Like other books by Mr. Kendrick, it is the characters in this story that will really pull you in.

Daniel is an artist who has recently had a tough break up. Thankfully he has an inheritance to keep him occupied. When his grandfather passed, he left Daniel the family home. But there are a few stipulations, which come into play later in the book. The place is in need of some major repairs, which leave Daniel at loose ends while the work is being done. It’s a good thing that he runs into Griffin.

Griffin lives off the grid and has no plans to change. Anything he needs he either grows or hunts for, he tries to head into town as little as possible. While hunting he comes across Daniel and although the two really have nothing in common they soon form a strong connection.

I loved the way these two are with each other. It seems from the start as if they have always known each other. The friendship between them forms easily and grows naturally. Griffin helps Daniel to understand his new surroundings, while Daniel shows Griffin it is possible to come out of the woods without becoming totally citified. I will admit that I wondered how this important difference would affect their relationship. I was glad to see the author choice a way that is believable and works for the men.

Premonitions
is not just about the men’s relationship however. There is a mystery here that will leave the reader wondering how things will play out, even though everyone knows who the bad guys are. I actually could not believe the extent that Ray, Daniel’s ex, went to to get what he wanted.

Premonitions is a great start for those who have not tried anything by Mr. Kendrick. He is an author that will easily make it to your must get list.

Reviewed by: Lydia

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Susan Reviews: Mad About the Boys Anthology


Title: Mad About the Boys Anthology
Authors: E.C. Cutler, Hollis Queens, Vanessa de Sade, Sam Thorne, Dale C Lowry
Publisher: House of Erotica
Pages: 73
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Anthology
Kisses: 4

Blurb:

Just My Luck by E.C. Cutler
Ash isn’t a gambling man, but a night at the casino might persuade him otherwise. And when his gorgeous best friend Danny makes a request to find out what sex with another man is like, Ash sees his luck changing for good.

About Face by Hollis Queens
Remembering his uncle and his watch, he makes the decision to come out to his family.

Tell Me a Secret by Vanessa de Sade
Grimm has a sexy secret, and it might just involve his hot roommate Joel…

Deluded by Sam Thorne
It shouldn’t take a crisis to make you realise what you really want, but on the night Max intervenes in a bashing, he finds that the bond between him and his forthright buddy Jay is stronger than he’d ever thought.

Missionary Disposition by Dale C Lowry
Two young men bound for Mormon missions decide to have one final hurrah before turning their lives over to the control of their church for two years. They meet up in the U.S. state of Colorado for ten days of camping and sex, then head to opposite sides of the world. But the enforced chastity of their missions can’t make them forget their nights of passion, and when they return home, each is eager to show the other how sorely he was missed.

Review:

Just My Luck by E.C. Cutler: 5 Kisses
Simple, effective, fluid. Friends-to-lovers theme with a HFN ending. Amiable characters, snappy dialogue, no-fuss, no-muss plot. Recommended.

About Face by Hollis Queens: 3.5 Kisses

Quite a lot of editing errors in this one, too many to miss. Present coming out of the closet frames disparate scenes of the past where Mike learns he’s gay. Not much story beyond the flashes. The actual coming out is jumped over which was disappointing. The current boyfriend is not shown in any real way. Not much substance for a story here.

Tell Me a Secret by Vanessa de Sade: 4 Kisses
Another tale where the past and present mix. Never been a particular fan of those. The current time frame shows an explicit MF sex scene, so be forewarned; while the past sex scene is MM. The whole thing is told like a sexy bedtime story of a straight guy experimenting once. Could be true or make-believe. Graphic, descriptive language throughout.

Deluded by Sam Thorne: 3 Kisses
This story starts out confusing, with a lot of guys mentioned. It’s hard to tell who’s who and what’s going on and who might be hooking up with whom. Vivid imagery. I hoped the main couple would get together since the scene is set for it, with feels and sex appeal. Instead, unfortunately, we get something else and unfilfilling, a pointless fantasy. Bad aftertaste.


Missionary Disposition by Dale C Lowry: 5+ Kisses

Best story in the anthology by far. Reminded me a lot of the amazing book about two Amish boys falling in love, A Forbidden Rumpspringa. Absolutely beautiful and realistic love story. Wonderfully relatable characters, realistic scenarios and plot lines, engaging dialogue. Loved this one. Highly recommended.

Reviewed By: Susan

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