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Review - Heartaches & Hoofbeats by Maz Maddox

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Desperate to make money to help pay off his brother’s gambling debts, Jesse joins the “iron bandits” gang of train robbers. They’re a ruthless bunch, but once he falls in with them, Jesse is trapped. The gang is just about to pull off another heist when they’re intercepted by a group of lawmen lead by the centaur sheriff of Stallion Ridge. The rest of the outlaws escape, but Jesse is captured and hauled off to the jail in Stallion Ridge, where he seems destined to the gallows.

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Review - The Renegade Psion by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Warning: If you haven’t read previous book in this series, this review of the third will contain some spoilers. With the addition of his squire Ivan, Yaden’s small apartment in the Lotus Knight’s compound is getting rather crowded. Unfortunately, he will have to leave it to his fiance Colin to sort out new living arrangements, since Yaden and Ivan have to go on an urgent mission to deal with a psion causing havoc on another planet.

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Review - Dominic's Star by Michael Mandrake

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This book is part of a multi-author series featuring shifters, gargoyles and male pregnancy. Aside from the theme(s), there’s no connection between the books so it’s not necessary to read them all or read them in order. Dominic is a man on a war-like planet of bear shifters. He wants to advance his military career, but his father’s mistakes are constantly held against him. In what he thinks is a bold move to show he’s not his father’s son, Dominic comes up with the idea to undertake a spy mission to a nearby planet his military is considering trying to take over.

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Review - Captain's Treasure by Drake LaMarque

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Warning: The books of this series are meant to be read in order. If you haven’t read the first three books, this review of the fourth will contain some spoilers. As you may recall, as the last book ended our sexy cabin boy Gideon and his lovers were sailing into an almost-certain encounter with Solomon, the powerful sea witch and ex-lover of Captain Tate. Will Gideon’s newfound magical powers be strong enough to protect himself and his lovers?

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Review - The Last Drop by Layla Reyne

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Greg is drowning his sorrows in alcohol after the failure of his latest restaurant in New Orleans. It’s the third eatery in a row the he’s opened and had to close. However, tonight there’s one small point of light on the horizon. The bartender serving him is a very hot little hipster dude, and to make it even better, the man makes the best cocktails he’s ever tasted. Bartender Tony is just as attracted to the burly chef, but it’s his last night in New Orleans.

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Review - Conceivable by Willa Okati

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Omega Jory has always been in love with his best friend and Alpha, Darius, so when Jory determines that he wants to have a baby, he can think of nobody he’d rather father it than Darius. The question is, what will that do for their friendship if Darius doesn’t have the same feelings? The truth is, the Alpha does love Jory, although he has never admitted it, and likewise assumes the feelings aren’t returned.

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Review - The Mystery of the Bones by C.S. Poe

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Spoiler alert: If you haven’t read the previous books in the series, there are some potential spoilers about how they turned out in this review. It’s been a year since antique dealer Sebastian met police detective Calvin in the series of crimes recounted in The Mystery of Nevermore. After the last mystery gets him shot, Sebastian has vowed to leave the detective work to Calvin and focus on planning their upcoming wedding.

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Review - Deepwater by J.C. Owens

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Azai is sailing home with a peace treaty he has managed to secure between his home and a neighboring kingdom when the ship is attacked by a group of mer people, taking revenge for the death of one of their own at the hands of the sailors. Miraculously, Azai survives and wakes up on the shore of a seemingly deserted island. However, it’s not long before he realizes he’s not alone.

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Review - Now and Forever by Morticia Knight

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Malcolm and Seth are settling into their life together in a daddy/son dynamic, but there are still hurdles they need to clear. First, there’s meeting Malcolm’s parents, and then there’s the looming trial of Seth’s father along with the other church leaders who imprisoned him as well as many others. Will Malcolm be able to get Seth through the challenges that face them? By now, in this third and final installment of the Father series, the characters are well established.

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Review - The Windmines of Bora Bora by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Ivan was supposed to be a powerful pyrokinetic psion. He has all the right genes but could never make them work. That becomes the least of his problems when his psychopathic half-sister kills their father and attempts to make Ivan her pet slave. Frustrated by Ivan’s repeated refusal to give her the love she thinks she deserves, the sister finally consigns her brother to the windmines of Bora Bora, a desolate place where the life expectancy for slaves is less than a few years.