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Review - Unseen Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Note: This review contains some spoilers about the events of the previous book in the series. Continue reading at your own risk. In the wake of the executions that came at the end of the last book, Law of Beauty, things start to settle down for the new cubi king Daniel. But there’s still a lot to do, like solidify the cubi’s relationship with the two nations they share with the humans.

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Review - Rainfall by J.C. Owens

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In a radical break with tradition, the former concubine, and trained assassin, Hredeen joins Raine as a second chosen of the Emperor Taldan. The move may be almost without precedent, but these are unusual times. The War Guild, originally set up to protect the empire, has turned against Taldan and now seeks to remove him. As more information comes to light about the guild’s plans and the real power they seek, the bigger the threat becomes to the newly formed triad.

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Review - Caulky by K.M. Neuhold

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Ren has just broken up with his partner of five years. His best friend decided that the best thing for Ren to do is get drunk and get laid. He does a little too well on the getting-drunk part, so when his friend convinces him to approach Cole, the big construction worker won’t go farther than a kiss, but what a kiss. It takes Ren a while to screw up the courage to go back to the bar for more, but Cole is there and neither man is disappointed, but can a hookup really lead to a full relationship, and is that what either man wants?

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Review - The Pet and His Duke by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Robert was born and raised to be a “pet”, a pleasure slave trained to satisfy his master’s every sexual demand. It’s an unsettled life with no permanence. Masters can grow bored and trade him in, or gift him to someone else to curry favor, or he can be stolen by another jealous owner. All that and more has happened to Robert in his time, and now he’s back in a trader’s “inventory” to be sold on again, yet he’s all too aware that at his age he is well past his amuse-by date.

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Review - Kidnapped by the Gentleman by Drake LaMarque

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Cedric is a rather feckless young man from London whose only talent seems to be getting into trouble. His despairing parents send him off to Kingston with his tutor, where they think there will be less opportunity for him to get in trouble. That plan clearly didn’t work out too well, so when Cedric returns home one morning after what he assumes was a particularly debauched night in a club — he assumes because he can’t remember any of it — he finds that his tutor has received orders for them to return immediately.

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Review - Prince for Sale by Caroline Gibson

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Earth is about to be invaded by hostile aliens from the void, but David’s knowledge of crystal energy helps avoid the full invasion, with a little help from another alien, Prince Lonn. The leader of the invasion force is captured, and it turns out to be Lonn’s brother Vell. Eventually, Lonn takes Vell back to their homeworld to face punishment. Two years later, Lonn reappears in David’s penthouse with a badly beaten and emaciated Vell, where he leaves his brother under David’s protection while he returns to finish dealing with the people who have mistreated his brother.

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Review - Boy Issues by Morticia Knight

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Kindly note that I was supplied with an Advance Review Copy (ARC) of this book in exchange for this honest review. Silver Cruz works two jobs to earn enough money to achieve his dream of owning his own garage as soon as possible. He’s an expert mechanic with a passion for classic sports cars. Silver is just getting off work from his second job at a diner when he spots someone having car trouble on the street near where he parked his car.

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Review - Bound by Love by M.A. Church

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Prince Hamza and Neo have been mated for many years. They have been peaceful years, as the Tah’Narians have successfully recovered from the attacks which lead them to initiate the harvest. That peace is broken when their planet is attacked by the Ne Reyn, who kill Hamza’s father, King Duran. Struck by grief, Hamza vows vengeance, but will he take it too far and commit the same sins as those that nearly wiped out Tah’Nar?

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Review - Something Human by A.J. Demas

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Adares, the young archon of Tios, seems doomed to die of thirst and starvation on the battlefield outside of the city he only recently was elected ruler of. He’s not seriously hurt but he’s trapped under his horse and the ruins of a seige cart. Just as he is pretty much resigned to his fate, he’s pulled out of his predicament by Rus, a young priest-warrior from the attacking Luth tribe.

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Review - Daddy by Nora Phoenix and K.M. Neuhold

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Joey may be “just” a cameraman for a porn studio, but he’s very good at it and his skills have propelled Ballsy Boys productions to the top spot. Perhaps it’s because as a straight man he doesn’t get distracted and can focus on capturing the scene at its best. Unfortunately, he needs to leave the studio so he can take care of his parents in Las Vegas. Luckily for him, a friend of the studio owner is opening up a new production company in Vegas, and could use a good cameraman.