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Review - Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg

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After a few disastrous relationships, Cato decides to avoid romantic entanglements, never spending more than a night with people he meets in bars, often not even knowing their name. But as midnight approaches on New Years Eve at a party he'd rather not be at, Cato resolves to become a better person, to “reinvent” himself. Vigge is not quite out at work, where he's a police detective. He doesn't trust easily and has some rather heavy baggage from his childhood.

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Review - The Cutie-Pie Murders by Don Travis

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When BJ gets a strange call from his now-jailed nemesis from the first book, The Zozobra Incident, it involves him in a series of murders all involving young, very handsome men who have been sexually assaulted and dumped naked in public places. As usual, there are lots of suspects, and clues that lead nowhere, all while more young men are found dead. Will BJ and his boyfriend Paul be able to figure it all out, or will Paul become one of the killer's next victims?

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Review - Paid to be Shared by Romilly King

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Birch is one of Delphic Agency's most talented submissives, a young man who really loves his job, but even those who know him well aren't sure about the latest contract with two married Doms who have very different kinks. Griffin is into bondage and denial, while surgeon Ivo's tastes run more towards a medical nature. Can one submissive, even one as talented as Birch, please two masters? “Paid to be Shared” builds on the speculative near-future scenario where prostitution is legal, and the Delphic Agency is one of the top companies authorized to manage the trade.

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Review - The Lodger, That Summer by Levi Huxton

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James, along with his twin sister Eve and their father Frank, is still grieving over the loss of their mother, Frank's wife. Each is coping in their own way, and soon the twins will be off to college, which is an added concern for everyone. On a whim, Frank invites a virtual stranger to stay in one of the spare rooms of his home. Cary introduces himself as a personal trainer working at a local gym.

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Review - Altered Tides by Harry F. Rey

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After his STAR drive is accidentally activated, Ales crash lands on an arid planet in another galaxy. The locals heal the wounds he suffered escaping from the attack that made him flee in the experimental ship, but their priests aren't sure if he is a god or a demon, responsible for the two year delay in the coming of the generational torrential rains which replenish the planet's meager water supply.

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Review - Runes, Ruin & Redemption by Maz Maddox

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Town doctor Elliot has left Stallion Ridge along with Lucas to search for Sebastian, their friend who fled the town after a drunken run-in with sheriff Cal. They do manage to find him, but Seb has gotten involved with a group of swamp dwellers who need his help, and there are some vigilantes hot on his trail looking for retribution over his war activities. The three, and a few friends they picked up along the way, will have to work together to get Sebastian back to Stallion Ridge.

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Review - City of Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Note: This review contains some spoilers about the events of the previous books in the series. Continue reading at your own risk. Things are finally starting to come together for the new young king Daniel and his people. He still sometimes feels overwhelmed by the responsibilities he faces, but he has the support of his two lovers and the leaders of the other cubi kingdoms to help guide him. But facing a new world where the cubi might be able to come out of hiding is not without it's challenges.

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Review - Prince's Master by Alessandra Hazard

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Three year old Prince Eridan and his brother are caught in a palace coup orchestrated by his aunt. Seizing an opportunity, the brother takes Eridan and flees into the forest, but he can't get far carrying his little brother. Spotting a passing air car, the brother flags it down. The car can carry only one passenger, so Eridan is pressed into the stranger's arms while the brother disappears into the forest.

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Review - Red Claws, Blue Ink by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Please note: The authors kindly supplied an advance review copy of this book for review. The book is due to be released on May 27, 2021 and may be purchased from Amazon using the link below. Newly minted Circle of Thales agent Rene is ready for his first assignment. Even as training missions go, this one seems very tame. He just has to get copies of reports about an old werewolf attack from a small village on the planet Shiraz, then pick up some books the Circle purchased at auction from an island estate on Gui Lin.

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Review - Second Chance by Barbara Elsborg

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Ryder is on a “team building” cycling trip with his company, but he's not seeing much of the team since he can't keep up with them. Of course, considering his medical history it's amazing he can even ride a bike. When he's left behind even by the boss who was supposed to keep an eye on him, Ryder plans to give up trying and catch a ride with the support van to the next stop.