Lydia Reviews: Hearts on the Line by TA Chase


Title: Hearts on the Line
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Author: T.A. Chase
Pages: 154
Kisses: 4

Blurb:

Baxter and Addison are meant to die, but their love for each other won’t let them choose that future.

In 2134, the United States of America no longer exists as the super power it once was. Americans fight to keep from being completely conquered by their enemies. Scientists have begun to genetically engineer soldiers to fight the war. These men are stronger, faster and more impervious to injuries. The soldiers are created in labs, and then once they are birthed, they are shipped to compounds where they are trained from their very first breath to fight.

Baxter and Addison are two such soldiers. They are from different compounds, but they serve in the same unit. Baxter isn’t the most intelligent, and he knows it. His job is to kill the bad guys, and not to do anything else. Addison understands his place in the world, but he finds he wants more at times. He doesn’t want just to be a killer. He wants to have some other kind of life, and he’s discovered that he wants his life to be with Baxter.

When their unit decides to make a desperate run for the border and freedom, Baxter and Addison only have the certainty of their love to get them through the dangers they are about to face.

Review:

Hearts on the Line is a previous release by author TA Chase. The story has found a new home at Pride Publishing and if you did not read it the first time it came out, I suggest you try it know.

The story is set over a hundred years into the future. It tells the tale two men, genetically altered soldiers, hoping for a better future. Addison is in charge of one of the many groups of genetically engineered soldiers put in the worst areas of fighting. He has begun to realize that he, and others like him, is treated as nothing more than cannon fodder. So, without anyone in his unit knowing Addison has begun to make plans to run. By his side will be Baxter, his second in command. Over the years these two men have forged a bond that cannot be broken. In fact one of the reasons Addison starts thinking of leaving is Baxter getting hurt. These two men clearly have chemistry, but because of the conditions they live under, Addison has been afraid to make a move. I liked the way the author finally brought these two together, I also liked that while Addison thought he was keeping his feelings regarding Baxter to himself, both Baxter and the rest of their unit were able to see how strong Addison felt for him.

The excitement really begins when Addison, Baxter and the rest of the unit take off. Their trip to Mexico is not without problems especially when they end up with a group of kids who have been trying to survive on their own. The author did a good job keeping this part of the story hopping and a couple of times I worried that the group would not make it to their destination.

In a way this book mirrors some of what is going on in the world today. Ms. Chase makes this story very believable and I loved being pulled back into a world I had visited once before. While I did not see anything on either the publisher’s or author’s website about any sequels, Hearts on the Line would make a great series opener.

Reviewed by: Lydia

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Here is the Blurb for Building Bonds:

Kyle’s a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he’s been missing.

After Kyle’s partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he’ll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.

Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder’s reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can’t get out of his mind. He’s hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.

Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who’s as sexy as hell.

Friday is finally here and you need a good book to read? Check out the latest from Torquere Press!!

NEW RELEASES 8/24/16


Eldridge’s Release
by Evelise Archer
83 pages / 23100 words
ISBN: 978-1-944449-89-6
$3.49

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Blurb:

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.

Previously published by Secret Cravings Publishing.

Beach Rental, a M/M Anthology
with stories from: Asta Idonea, Dale Cameron Lowry, Lynn Townsend, Jamie Lowe & Rob Rosen
100 pages / 32000 words
ISBN: 978-1-944449-93-3
$3.99

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Blurb:

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.)

Releasing 8/31/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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.

Releasing 8/31/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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.

Releasing 9/7/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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?

Releasing 9/7/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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?

Releasing 9/7/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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.

Releasing 9/14/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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.

Releasing 9/14/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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Daybreak Rising
Kiran Oliver

Now branded a failure, Celosia desperately volunteers for the next mission: taking down the corrupt Council with a team of her fellow elementally gifted mages. Leading the Ember Operative gives Celosia her last hope at redemption. They seek to overthrow the Council once and for all, this time bringing the fight to Valeria, the largest city under the Council’s iron grip. But Celosia’s new teammates don’t trust her—except for Ianthe, a powerful Ice Elementalist who happens to believe in second chances.

With Council spies, uncontrolled magic, and the distraction of unexpected love, Celosia will have to win the trust of her teammates and push her abilities to the breaking point to complete the Ember Operative. Except if she falters this time, there won’t be any Elementalists left to stop the Council from taking over not only her country, but also their entire world.

Releasing 9/21/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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Velvet Claw
L.J. Hamlin

Researching and finding cures for illnesses is what Dr. Evan Kidd does best. When he’s asked to help determine what’s making the children of Felis Forest sick, he can’t say no. Evan accepts, and even understands, why Rene has to follow him around town. It’s not every day a human is allowed in the “cat people only” town. But being attracted to someone who doesn’t trust him, much less like him, brings back painful reminders of his past.

Rene has plenty of his own baggage and having to shadow a human—who happens to be a doctor—isn’t helping. Evan challenges all Rene’s preconceived notions about humans and about himself. If they can survive all the obstacles while uncovering the truth, they might just discover they aren’t so different after all.

Releasing 9/28/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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.)

Releasing 9/28/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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?

Releasing 9/28/16 – Available Pre-Order:

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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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Get over the mid-week blues by reading a New Release by JMS BOOKS!


TITLE: A Flirty Dozen Box Set
AUTHOR: JL Merrow
ISBN: 9781634862325
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 87,319 words
PRICE: $5.99

PURCHASE EBOOK

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
PRICE: $5.99
PURCHASE EBOOK

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
PRICE: $2.99

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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
PRICE: $2.99

PURCHASE EBOOK

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
PRICE: $5.99

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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.