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Bound (Clipped #2) by Devon McCormack
Rating: 5 Stars
:: Macky’s Review ::
Warning: This title is erotic and contains homosexual content, graphic sex, violence, and strong language.
On the eve of the impending war between Heaven and Hell, the demon Kinzer and his mortal ally Maggie hunt for a powerful weapon that could destroy all of humanity. Devastated by the loss of his greatest love, Kinzer doesn't believe he'll ever find happiness again. But when he meets the immortal Hayde, he discovers all hope might not be lost after all.
The angel Treycore's ex-girlfriend abducted his lover Kid and dragged him to the bowels of Hell. Now, Treycore searches for an entry into the immortal realm. But only one creature can assist him on his quest: Eilee, the most beautiful of the angels and another of Treycore's previous lovers. After the war between Heaven and Hell, Eilee lost her mind and went on a murderous rampage. With her guidance, Treycore descends into Hell and battles God's earliest creations as they journey to save Kid from the sadistic clutches of his villainous ex.
Macky: I absolutely adore everything about this "Dark, exciting, gory, innovative, violent and at times shocking in more ways than one" series; from its generously appendaged, kick ass protags, to it's thrilling take no prisoners plot, and even though it's only two books in, I'm totally hooked by the whole shebang. Exciting and completely different from a lot of the m/m paranormal stuff out there, the words "wrath of God" have a whole new meaning in this world of warring celestial beings created by Devon McCormack. He's got me firmly in his clutches now; on pins about what's coming next in the battle to stop the annihilation of mankind. Not going to appeal to everyone's sensibilities but it sure does mine! So that's why Bound is my Octobers Hotpick. Genius, provocative storytelling...I love it!
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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
Rating: 5 Stars
:: Mark’s Review ::
To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.
A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything.
Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.
Picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club.
Mark: A book of epic proportions, that had me invested from start to finish, a book that was not easily put down and I was only longing to get back to reading it at every opportunity. A book that showed me some things in life are out of my control and others maybe not. But the main thing is to try and find our happiness the best way we can and to never give up.
We all know the rags to riches trope but this book genuinely is a riches to rags one, but in so doing a greater freedom and peace is eventually found than thought possible. A story that is every bit as heartfelt as it is heart-breaking. A story that takes almost a lifetime to reach a final but still fragile happy ever after. A story of one man who loses everything that is familiar to him and due to circumstances beyond his control is forced to start the adventure of his life. I finished this book with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face and if you haven’t read it yet, then it needs to go on your TBR list immediately.
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The World As He Sees It (Perspectives #2) by A.M. Arthur
Rating: 4 Stars
:: Debra’s Review ::
Love knows no limits…but fear could keep them from seeing it.
Perspectives , Book 2
Gabe lives a double life. As Gabriel Henson, he works multiple jobs to support his remorseless, alcoholic mother. As Tony Ryder, he does internet porn for extra cash and regular safe sex without complications.
Yet when he encounters a scared young man freaking out in a night club, he’s compelled to reach out. Ever since then, the memory of that young man has haunted him.
Tristan Lavelle lives his life thirty minutes at a time. After a traumatic brain injury three years ago, he gets through his day recording his life in spiral notebooks and sticky note reminders.
A month after Tristan’s embarrassingly public meltdown, another chance meeting with Gabe sparks a warm, emotionally fulfilling email relationship. Both men crave more, but fear of the next step stands between them.
Until Tristan gets the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial that could improve his memory—if the side effects don’t kill him. But for Tristan, the possibility of a real life with Gabe is worth any risk…
Warning: Contains two damaged but lovable heroes, secret-keeping friends with good intentions, and an abundance of inappropriate food innuendo.
Debra: Tristan and Gabe quickly became one of my favorite A.M. Arthur couples. This hurt-comfort story didn’t get overly dramatic or angsty and really focused Tristan and Gabe building a solid relationship regardless of huge obstacles. It was sexy and sweet and the MC’s had amazing chemistry. I loved watching Gabe fall for Tristan and seeing Tristan start his life again as a man with a disability to work around and not someone to be sheltered and handled as breakable.
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Inferno (Pacific Cove #1) by Stormy Glenn
Rating: 5 Stars
:: Liza’s Review ::
Danny O’Shay grew up knowing he never really fit in. His family avoids him. He falls so much that the staff at the local hospital know him by first name. And he can’t get a date to save his life.
Enter handsome fire fighters, Ben and Abe Lake, two men that bring every fantasy Danny ever had to life. Except Ben and Abe seem to have some business deal with Danny’s father that involves a ton of money and the assumption that Danny has a clue.
When Ben and Abe start talking about fated mates, shifters, and a family legacy that goes back decades, Danny is pretty sure they belong in an insane asylum. But as he gets to know the handsome twins, he begins to wonder if being crazy is that bad. Being alone again seems worse.
After someone starts trying to take Danny out of the picture permanently, he has to believe that Ben and Abe are trustworthy and not in on the plot to kill him, because they might be the only thing to keep his life from going up in flames.
Liza: I absolutely adored this book from the very first page. Initially we meet Danny, a clumsy, cute little klutz who never got on with his family and didn't know why. He finds out the why when he meets firefighters Ben and Abe.
This is a ménage, with twins, but no twincest. Stormy Glenn is at her best in this book. As we follow Danny as he learns about his heritage, the whole not knowing about shifters thing and when he found out about fated mates that was absolutely spot on. Ben and Abe - well, I just want a couple like that for myself. They are so kind and yet so protective and backed up by a cast of secondary characters that leap off the page, I am sure you will love this one as much as I did.
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Tide of War by Lori A. Witt
Rating: 5 Stars
:: Sally’s Review ::
Lieutenant Commander Kyle West is one of Earth Fleet’s greatest fighter pilots. Every day, he leads his squadron into battle over Earth’s cities in a seemingly endless war against a vicious alien race, defending his home and his loved ones.
Millions of miles away, the Fleet’s Elite Squadron attacks from another angle, engaging the enemy on its home turf. Casualties are high, and the Squadron needs more of the Fleet’s very best. But joining the Elite is a death sentence — a surety Kyle isn’t willing to face. Until a devastating attack wipes out the family he refused to leave.
Commander Andrei Dezhnyov, an Elite Squadron gunner, isn’t sure what to make of the cocky new American pilot. Kyle is equally uncertain about the snarly Russian, but as they warm up to each other, their tentative alliance becomes a deep bond — one that endangers them both when a daring and disobedient rescue reveals secrets that call into question everything they’ve ever believed about their enemy. Secrets that their superiors would kill to protect.
Sally: There was so much to enjoy in this book that I’m not sure where to begin with it. Earth has been under attack for decades by the hideous Menarians, an alien force that enters the solar system via a wormhole, makes random but devastating attacks, usually on large urban areas, then disappears back into the wormhole again. The story ends with challenges still to be faced and I really hope that Andrei and Kyle’s story will continue. I can only highly recommend this book.
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Alan’s Hot Pick
Craving’s Creek by Mel Bossa
Rating: 5 Stars
:: Alan’s Review ::
For the man he loves, he will fight—body, mind, and soul.
Fourteen years ago, on a sun-drenched summer day on the banks of Craving’s Creek, Ryde swore to his best friend, Alistair, he’d never be alone in the world. Though Alistair was destined for the priesthood, there was something beyond holy about the first kiss they shared.
But a fun camping trip went horribly wrong when Alistair was involved in a horrific incident.
Now, at age thirty-one, Ryde’s life is a mess of alcohol and the painful imprint of his last look into Alistair’s desperate eyes. Since the evil they encountered on that shore, his first love has been lost to him—until he learns a friend’s wedding is to be officiated by a priest named Father Alistair Genet.
Amid the rush of emotions, one thought crystallizes: Ryde’s love for Alistair not only has never died, it’s stronger than ever. Stronger than God. But it may be no match for the church…and the repressed memories that are slowly tearing Alistair’s mind apart.
Warning: Contains a drunken confessional, a self-destructive clergyman, and a fight to the spiritual death for love.
Alan: Craving’s Creek is a difficult book. It’s heart-rending. But it’s also beautiful, and beautifully written. Sadly, it’s also all too believable. This will be a difficult read because you will come to care about these boys so deeply, so profoundly that you will share their pain. But I promise you, it will be well-worth reading “Craving’s Creek” to hold hands with these beautiful young men throughout their heartbreaking, but important journey. And this wonderful novel will be worth reading for the pure brilliance and beauty of the author’s polished and moving prose. If you want to read something that reaches way down into your soul, don’t miss “Craving’s Creek”.
Lisa’s Hot Pick
Reckless by Nicole Edwards
Rating: 5 Stars
:: Lisa’s Review ::
He’s a walking contradiction...
Cam Strickland, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has earned the nickname his friends gave him years ago. Reckless. Sure. By definition. When it comes to fun, Cam hasn’t yet met a challenge he wouldn’t accept. In other areas, he’s likely far too cautious for his own good.
He’s his complete opposite...
Gannon Burgess, CEO of Burgess Entertainment, one of the top video game producers in the world, finds himself smack in the middle of the last place he would ever expect to be. But Gannon only thinks he is out of his element standing in the small marina office. Then... he meets Cam.
Rumor is opposites attract.
Sparks fly when this sexy, tattooed bad boy comes face to face with this buttoned-up gamer in glasses.
Can Cam and Gannon push one another out of their comfort zones? Or -- thanks to the events that have shaped their lives -- will the time they spend together prove to be just another reckless adventure? This one involving their hearts.
Lisa: Reckless is the first book in Nicole Edwards’ new MM series entitled Pier 70. In this series were are introduced to the men who own and operate Pier 70 – Cam Strickland, Roan Gregory, Dare Davis, and Teague Carter. If you know anything about this author you know that she tends to write about copious amounts of sexual variations (MF/MFM/MM, etc.) and you also know that her books are HOT AS FUCK as we watch each of the characters Ms. Edwards creates succumb to passion and love. I am certainly a huge fan and love the fact that this will be her first entirely MM series! I love getting wrapped up in a sexy romance with enough emotional turmoil to fulfill any angst lover. This book definitely fit the bill as we watch two opposites clumsily forge a path to a happy forever.