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Book Title: His Wildest Dream: A Portville Mpreg Romance

Author: Xander Collins

Publisher: Self Published

Genre/s: Mpreg, Non-shifter Omegaverse,

Length: 46,300 words

It is a standalone with a HEA in a series.

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Blurb

Dreams really do come true …

When Daniel goes into a debilitating super-heat while delivering a package to the office of one of the wealthiest men in town, he is horrified. It’s not like any other heat he’s had before, and he finds out it could have been caused by some very compatible pheromones.

Those of billionaire Cameron Styles.

He can’t fathom that Cameron could be interested in a young, poor omega like him, but when he’s asked to move into Cameron’s penthouse condo, he can’t turn down the chance to live out some of his dreams.

Cameron has hidden himself away in his penthouse ever since his omega partner was killed in an accident. He has made sure to not come into contact with anyone who might set off his powerful alpha hormones, or touch his heart.

Until Daniel walks into his office, that is.

After Cameron inhales Daniel’s scent and sees the sweetness in his eyes, he can’t get him out of his mind. But he’s afraid of love and pain, and most of all, of scaring an innocent omega with his depraved desires.

Can two people from different backgrounds let go of the pain in their pasts and come together to find the love they’re searching for?

His Wildest Dream is a Cinderfella-style romance of 46k words. It includes a May/December relationship between a sweet, virgin omega from a poor part of town and a reclusive billionaire single dad, and is served up with a big side of kink.

It is a very sweet, incredibly hot mpreg romance with kids, babies, a lavish wedding, and a super-HEA that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Excerpt

Suddenly, that distinctive scent that was in the air when I walked into the office completely surrounded me like a warm, fuzzy blanket. The deep, rich woodsy scent with the touch of sweetness and coziness felt like it was closing in on me and whisking me away. I could feel the scent swirling around me, as if it were something real that I could touch. The scent tickled my skin and moved against it softly, causing every hair on my body to stand on end.

But that wasn’t all that was standing on end. I was suddenly rock hard as that incredible scent entered me. It was so overwhelming and distracting that I couldn’t remember where I was or what I was doing there. I could barely stand up straight, so I moved over to the glass desk to steady myself.

I’d never experienced anything like it in my life. I felt hypnotized, not only by the overpowering scent of the man who had just entered the room, but by his piercing eyes. It was as if I’d fallen into darkness and the light in his sea blue eyes was the only thing I could see at the end of a tunnel. An incredibly strong feeling of longing inside me tugged at my heart, urging be toward the light in those eyes.

It felt like we’d both been standing there staring at each other for hours, but really it was probably just a few seconds. I saw the alpha’s mouth moving but I couldn’t make out what he was saying. His eyes were the only thing I could focus on. They were so bright and sharp, and I wanted to do anything and everything they told me to do. And I swear, the alpha’s eyes were telling me to come to him.

I kept thinking, Just take me now. Please, take me now. I couldn’t move my mouth to form the words, so I just pleaded with my eyes. I begged him to take me right there and then. But he didn’t. My brain screamed NO! when he turned and walked back through the door.

In my haze I heard the woman say, “Yes, Mr. Styles,” then felt I hands squeeze both of my arms.

That was Cameron Styles? The alpha that had just left me in this state? I repeated his name over and over in my head, and each time I said the words, a wave of tingles flooded through me. I finally realized the woman was still gripping my arms and it took every ounce of strength I had to look away from the closed door where he had disappeared.

“Are you okay?” the woman asked. “Do you need a glass of water?”

When my eyes finally moved so that they were looking at hers, I snapped back to reality—or as close to reality as I could be in that moment. I suddenly realized there was sweat pouring down my face and back and my mouth had gone completely dry.

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Xander Collins write super sexy, romantic omegaverse stories with the warm fuzzies, hot dudes, and cuddly babies we all crave.

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Anne Reviews: The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler

TITLE: The Gilded Scarab

Author:  Anna Butler

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 316

Characters: Rafe/Ned

POV: 1st

Sub-Genre: Series, Steampunk

Kisses: 5

Blurb:

When Captain Rafe Lancaster is invalided out of the Britannic Imperium’s Aero Corps after crashing his aerofighter during the Second Boer War, his eyesight is damaged permanently, and his career as a fighter pilot is over. Returning to Londinium in late November 1899, he’s lost the skies he loved, has no place in a society ruled by an elite oligarchy of powerful Houses, and is hard up, homeless, and in desperate need of a new direction in life.

Everything changes when he buys a coffeehouse near the Britannic Imperium Museum in Bloomsbury, the haunt of Aegyptologists. For the first time in years, Rafe is free to be himself. In a city powered by luminiferous aether and phlogiston, and where powerful men use House assassins to target their rivals, Rafe must navigate dangerous politics, deal with a jealous and possessive ex-lover, learn to make the best coffee in Londinium, and fend off murder and kidnap attempts before he can find happiness with the man he loves.

Review:

This story starts with a full on action scene which hooked me into the story immediately.  One of my first thoughts when reading this story was about how cool the technology is, and how I love the way the author has set up this steampunk type world.  It’s not just the technology which is well thought out and detailed, but everything about this world.  It felt as though I was reading about somewhere with a rich history rather than just something put together for this story.  I loved the way the author takes our technology and gives it a slightly different spin, like the characters using datareaders instead of ereaders.

I thought the social set up was very interesting with the different houses, the hierarchy within them, and the way in which a house pays for an individual’s education but is then owed something in return.  I enjoyed the politics within the story, and the layers it added to the world building.  As an aside, I’m also a big fan of the author’s Taking Shield series—she does a fabulous job with world building and politics in that too, although it’s a very different world from this one.

I loved the characters who inhabit this world, and in particular Rafe and Ned, although I guessed Ned’s true identity very early on.  This story is really Rafe’s as he and Ned don’t meet properly until mid way through the story, but I thought that worked well.  I liked the way Rafe and Ned’s friendship grows over time, and how they want to get to know each other, which is very sensible, especially considering their society’s stance on same sex relationships.   It fits with the time period in which this AU world is set, with its echoes of our own from the mention of Wilde, and WWI which is a few years off here.

I connected to all the characters immediately and found myself trying to work out who was who, and whether they were good guys or not, although I don’t want to comment too much about one character as that would be giving the plot away.  As an aside, I very much enjoyed the mention by a couple of customers from the colonies of New Zealand.  The supporting cast is great, and I enjoyed their interactions as Rafe sets up his coffee shop.

The action scenes as the tension and plot rack up are very edge-of-seat, and had me sitting up late reading as I needed to know what happened next.  Although this is book one in the series, I’ve already read and reviewed book two—which I loved as much as this one— and really hope the author has plans to continue writing about Rafe and Ned, and their life and adventures together.

I’d recommend The Gilded Scarab to readers who enjoy rich world building including a good dash of politics, solid storytelling, and interesting characters.

Reviewed By: Anne

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TITLE: Expedition 63 Book 2: Dark
AUTHOR: T.A. Creech
ISBN: 9781634866330
GENRE: Gay Interracial Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 36,633 words
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Sequel to Dusk

As the stranded inhabitants of the Space Station mark the opening of their second year since the world ended, Saito Naotatsu is determined to shake off some part of the grief infecting their temporary home. Maybe find a little happiness, too, with his best friend and communications specialist, Turlach Quinn.

The situation explodes when Turlach finds his attraction to Saito confusing and relentless. At every turn, it seems Saito is there to break his control. With the Station falling apart around their ears and the crew breathing down his neck, Turlach finally has enough.

Problems keep piling up. The crew is weary and waiting. Earth is a dark shadow of what it once was. Will they ever get home? Is there even anything left to go home to?


TITLE: Freelance
AUTHOR: William Holden
ISBN: 9781634866323
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 6,632 words
PRICE: $1.99

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When Jeremy, a high-profile photographer, agrees to take on Alan, the most popular male underwear model in the business, things are bound to develop. After their first freelance gig in Morocco, they spend a drunken night together. Was it more than a one-nighter for one of them?

Six months later they find themselves in Provincetown. While there, Alan meets Dylan, an adoring young fan who ends up getting the night of his life in Alan’s bedroom.

Unable to control his jealousy, Jeremy takes matters into his own hands and plays a risky game to get rid of Dylan. Will his plan backfire, destroying their working relationship as well as any hope for love? Or can Jeremy and Alan admit there was more to their one night stand than they are willing to admit?


TITLE: In All the Wrong Places
AUTHOR: Arden Forrest
ISBN: 9781634866347
GENRE: Lesbian Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 40,670 words
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Samantha struggles to maintain her life as a respected member of society in a small town, while desperately seeking a female lover. Barry, Sam’s husband and best friend, encourages her to explore and fulfill her dreams and desires, until Sam meets Valerie.

Valerie is everything Sam is not. Sam quickly succumbs to Valerie’s sexual magnetism, tumbling into a volatile weekend relationship with hard core, aggressive Valerie. Soon, Sam’s life spins out of control. Barry spends more and more weekends alone with her children, while Sam gets drawn into Valerie’s unsavory lifestyle.

Sam is determined to fit Valerie into her life, but unable to recognize Valerie’s destructive behavior. If Sam can’t find the love and peace she’s looking for with Valerie, where will she go?


TITLE: Love Songs Box Set
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634865654
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 90,047 words
PRICE: $6.99

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This new box set by best-selling author J.D. Walker features seven sexy stories of men who find love through the power of music. Contains the stories:

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Georgie Baldt is dissatisfied with his life. Working dead-end jobs leaves little time to find that spark he’s lost, let alone someone to love. Then a trick from his past becomes his new produce manager. Ry Archibald remembers Georgie, but they end up arguing constantly at work, despite the sexual tension between them. Georgie decides it’s time for a change. Will Ry tag along for the ride?

Love, Love Me Dude: Tory Cuthbert is shocked when Wheeler Ridley, a man from his past, arrives at his motel. Meanwhile, there’s Maury Landrum — handsome and willing, yet Tory can’t seem to take the next step. When Wheeler hits on Tory without recognizing him, Tory reveals all. But Wheeler remembers things differently. Then Maury resigns. Tory has to act quickly before he loses what he never knew he had, forever.

Loving Me, Loving You: Hanson Yoo is tired of his job, and doing things to please his mother. A harrowing encounter at night in an alley leads him to Lindsey Grier, a man he’s sure would never look at him twice. But he is looking, and Hanson doesn’t know what to do about it. A serious misstep and a life-changing moment lead him to take charge of his future and do something for himself, this time.

Norwegian Woody: Woodrow “Woody” Anker grew up with the Zumpanos, and he’s in love with the eldest son, town Sheriff Rafe Zumpano. Problem is, Rafe is an alcoholic in denial and Woody wants to know why. When he finds out the truth, Woody doesn’t know how to move beyond all the lies. It takes a punch in the face, a hard kiss and even harder words to get these men to a place of trust. And love, maybe.

Paint It, Black: Engelbert Trentworthy — call him Trent — doesn’t take himself seriously. He sleeps around, thinking that’s all he deserves because of his black past. And then, he meets photographer Elias Lane, whose photos of Trent cause havoc in his life. Elias wants more from Trent, but Trent’s not having it. So the dance begins, and Elias will do anything to get past Trent’s barriers, because he’s perfect.

Purple Daze: When Gabe St. James meets Beebub Beaumont, he knows it’s love. But his best friend is larger than life and not meant for the small town in which they live, and all too soon, he goes away to college. The day Beebub comes home, all the feelings Gabe has tried to bury return to the surface, and resentment rules his actions. Beebub wants Gabe, but Gabe, he’s not so sure anymore.

Take Me Back: Gus Atchison despises Seb Paddington for choosing a job in another state over their relationship. But Seb keeps coming back to town, trying to start something up between them again. They end up arguing and finally call a truce. However, when Seb returns four months later, he’s too thin and Gus realizes he still has feelings for Seb. Will Gus take him back? Or will they remain at odds forever?


TITLE: Perfect Man
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634866477
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,954 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Alex Nichols’ sister sets him up on a blind date with the perfect man, a man who has haunted his dreams for ten years. Craig Fontaine was his fantasy as far back as high school, but Craig did his best to humiliate him then over coming out.

Now, ten years later, they both have successful careers and Craig claims to be gay.

At first Alex is certain this is Craig’s version of a joke, but it soon becomes clear things have changed. Craig really is gay and hotter than ever.

But Craig has a dark past that threatens their future, and Alex may lose his perfect man before they have their chance at happily ever after.

Gabbi Reviews: Facing West by Lucy Lennox

Title: Forever Wilde, Book 1: Facing West

Author: Lucy Lennox

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages: 300

Characters: West Wilde, Nico Salerno

POV: Alternating 1st Person

Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series

Kisses: 4

Blurb:

Nico:

I left my family and tiny Texas hometown fifteen years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call from an attorney back home informs me that my sister passed away, leaving me custody of her newborn baby, I’m shocked out of the steady life I’ve built for myself running a tattoo shop in San Francisco.

The thing is: I don’t do babies. And I don’t do small towns. Or commitment. And I especially don’t do family. My plan is to go back to Hobie just long enough to sign adoption papers, giving my niece the kind of stable, loving family I could never provide.

But the moment I meet my niece in the arms of Weston Wilde, my sister’s best friend and the town’s handsome doctor, my plans begin to change. Because suddenly, I see a different future. One with the very thing I thought I never deserved: a family. If only I can convince West that I’m not the same good-for-nothing kid ready to bolt when things get tough.

Weston:

There’s one thing I know for sure about Nico Salerno: he was a good-for-nothing as a kid and judging by the purple-haired, tattoo’d punk who shows up at his sister’s funeral, he hasn’t changed. There’s no way I’m letting him take custody of my best friend’s baby.

But the more time I spend around him, the more I realize that his rough exterior is just a shell and that beneath all the tattoos is a scared, insecure man searching for a place to belong. And pretty soon I know exactly where he belongs: in my bed and by my side.

The problem is, he abandoned his family once before, how do I know that if we become a family he won’t do it again?

Facing West is the first in the new Forever Wilde series about the huge Wilde family from Hobie, Texas, whose patriarchs aren’t above a little meddling if that’s what it takes to help their grandkids find true love.

Review:

Facing West is the first book I’ve read by Lucy Lennox. I’m always excited to read an author that is new to me, so I was super pumped to read and review this book.

Since Facing West is told in an alternating first person, we get to fully know both heroes. I loved finding out what makes Nico and West tick and enjoyed the story they both had to tell.

There is something special about the way these two men learn to communicate with one another. Although I did think they fell into bed pretty quick, it was still a joy watching these two men become friends and then falling in love with one another.

In my opinion, the best thing about this story was the relationship between these two heroes and the clear love and devotion they had for one another. I read romance because I’m a sucker to a good love story, and Facing West wasn’t just a good romance, it was a great one.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By:  Gabbi

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Gabbi Reviews: Wooing the Lighthouse Keeper by Charlie Richards

Title: Tales of the Briny Nix, Book 1: Wooing the Lighthouse Keeper

Author: Charlie Richards

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Pages: 84

Characters: Wayne, Zarek

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre: Shifter, Mermen, Series

Kisses: 2

Blurb:

Beneath the Deep: From the sea, mysterious things can arise.

Wayne needs a place to hide when an angry ex-boyfriend sends questionable pictures to several board members at the school where he teaches. Substituting as a lighthouse keeper for his buddy’s father, he finds stark beauty in how the waves crash on the rocks and solace in their sound. His buddy, Easton, drops by with pizza and wine to buoy his spirits, and together they find a naked man on the beach. Bringing the injured man inside his temporary home, Wayne learns the stranger’s name is Zarek, and he doesn’t want to be taken to the hospital. Against his better judgment, maybe because the sexy, black-haired man kissed like a God, Wayne agrees…even though he knows the man’s story is bogus. When Wayne learns the truth, can he wrap his mind around everything and accept his new reality? Or will he wipe his hands of the sexy Zarek at his earliest opportunity?

Review:

When I was offered to read and review Wooing the Lighthouse Keeper by Charlie Richards, I admit I was super anxious to read it. I am a fangirl of Ms. Richards, and generally, I like and even love a lot of her books.

Unfortunately for me, Wooing the Lighthouse Keeper was a disappointment for me.

I haven’t read many Merman stories and maybe I held this book up to a higher standard than was met. In my opinion, the story itself was very rushed and not well-thought out at all.

There isn’t much world building at all. Every explanation about Zarek’s world is simplistic at most. There were so many unanswered questions that I almost quit reading this book several times. The only reason why I didn’t was because I usually like this author’s stories and I hoped somehow, she would be able to wrap all of my questions up in a neat bow.

It didn’t happen.

I also didn’t feel the emotional connection between the two men. Their relationship felt strained and this left me feeling disappointed. Everything was rushed. Between Zarek and Wayne’s non-connection and the watered over story itself, I’m sorry to say this book isn’t for me.

However, Ms. Richards is an excellent author. She has so many books that have fulfilled me and many readers with many hours of enjoyment. I love her Beneath Aquatica’s Waves series is one of my favs. Plus, she writes wolves and other shifters like no other. Her books are enjoyable and fast-paced, and I read them when I need a pick-me-up, so I’m not sure why this one is so discombobulated. I am going to read the next book in the series, Seashells, Surf and a Merman.

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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TITLE: Angel and Firebird
AUTHOR: Nell Iris
ISBN: 9781634866309
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 5,285 words
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Five years ago, Phoenix lost his lover Gabriel, his angel, in a horrific hate crime. All Phoenix wanted was to follow Gabriel into death, and he struggled a long time trying to get his life back together. All this time later he still hasn’t been able to put the past behind him and forget about the love of his life.

On the anniversary of Gabriel’s death, Phoenix’s apartment building catches fire. Will Phoenix do the reasonable thing and save himself, or can he rise from the ashes to reunite with his beloved angel?


TITLE: Never in a Million Years
AUTHOR: David O. Sullivan
ISBN: 9781634866231
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,586 words
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Kenji is a third-generation Japanese-American and a gregarious fellow. He’s also gay.

When he buys a new condo, he meets James, the somewhat heavy-drinking ass who lives next door. Even if the guy were gay, Kenji wouldn’t date him in a million years.

Despite their differences, Kenji and James form a friendship which slowly moves into the bedroom. Kenji is falling for James, but can James come around to accept he’s really gay? Does he love Kenji, or will the relationship die out before it even begins?


TITLE: Stolen Hearts
AUTHOR: Kassandra Lea
ISBN: 9781634866316
GENRE: Gay Western Romance
LENGTH: 12,059 words
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Rafael Pederos is awakened in the middle of the night by his wheelchair-bound sister Pearl. Someone’s in the barn where they shouldn’t be. Rafael tells her to call the cops as he storms out to chase off the rustlers, but he’s too late. They’re already gone, and they’ve taken four pregnant mares with them. Now the future of the Pederos Ranch is up in the air.

This is where Chad Masters comes in. As a detective-ranger, he swears to track down the missing mares. But that’s easier said than done when he realizes there’s something about Rafael he can’t resist. Now if he can just get past the gruff exterior and teach Rafael how to love again.


TITLE: Summer Cowboy
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
ISBN: 9781634866422
GENRE: Gay Western Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,414 words
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Professional book critic Parker Rexx leads a mundane life in Pittsburgh. The only excitement he really has these days is his faltering relationship with boyfriend Kasey Lowman. Lately Kasey hasn’t been paying attention to Parker, beginning the end of their romance.

Summer days are looking up for Parker ever since sexy cattle rancher Jobe Rider arrives. He’s staying through the end of August as he cares for his aged grandfather. Suddenly Parker’s life becomes very interesting.

Truth is, Parker can’t stop watching the summer cowboy. As his relationship with Kasey crumbles, a fresh one flourishes with Jobe. Soon the two become heated lovers. Unfortunately, August is coming to a quick end. Will Parker be able to keep Jobe, or will he be forced to give up his summer cowboy?


TITLE: Wrenching
AUTHOR: Deirdre O’Dare
ISBN: 9781634865838
GENRE: Gay Western Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,032 words
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Mal has not had an easy life. He’s struggled to overcome a lot of roadblocks and hardships as he built himself a life as a mechanic, despite a serious handicap. He’s admired rancher Dan from afar but never dreamed events would play out to land him in the amazing spot of being able to do a real service for his secret hero. Can he maintain his cool and a safe distance when they’re sharing a house and working to resolve a dangerous mystery?

Dan says he does not have employees but friends who help him run the ranch he inherited from his father. Challenged by his younger step-brother and facing dangerous sabotage to his truck, he enlists a young mechanic to help solve the puzzle. He’d always wanted a real brother or a partner he could trust but his step-brother is not the right guy to fill that role. How about Mal, who brings some fine but rare qualities to the Flying W?