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Review - Obsexsion by Matt Converse

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Michael has retired his “Matt Jaxx” stripper persona and now lives in domestic bliss with his boyfriend Justin. But life isn’t perfect. Michael is still plagued by nightmares of the deranged stalker he dubbed “The Creeper”. He just has to console himself that his attacker is safely behind bars. When Justin gets a gig modeling in Paris for six months, both men wonder what it means for their budding relationship, but agree it’s too good an opportunity for Justin to pass up.

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Review - The Arcane Heart by Caroline Gibson

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Warning: If you haven’t already read the first two books of this series, this review of the third may contain spoilers about what happens in them. Crown Prince Lonn is on a far away world quelling a rebellion when he senses a powerful magical presence nearby. In the unsavory depths of a market he finds a witch selling a slave. The wretched man in a cage is the source of the power Lonn senses, although he doesn’t understand it.

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Review - Pieces of Me by N.R. Walker

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Kindly note: This sequel starts directly after the ending of the first book, and picks up with the same characters right where they left off. If you haven’t read the first installment of this series, be prepared for spoilers. When last we left our two lovers, Justin had just had a sort of breakthrough. He still has no memory of Dallas, but the meaning of the dreams his subconscious has been giving him is finally clear: Dallas really is where he is supposed to be.

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Review - The Walls Between Hearts by L.A. Witt

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After burying two partners, Terry isn’t interested in another relationship. He doesn’t want to face the possibility of going through the loss of another man he was close to. Gene feels much the same way. He hasn’t had to face the death of a partner, but after two divorces and a lot of failed relationships, he’s not looking for love. Friends with benefits might be nice, though. When Terry and Gene meet at a Las Palmas Fencing Club event, there’s an instant attraction, and since neither of them is looking for a relationship, they think they’ve found just what they’re looking for.

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Review - Paid to Kneel by Romilly King

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In a possible near future where prostitution is legal, but tightly controlled, selling yourself to make money becomes a much more viable option, and Richard needs money. A lot of it, if he’s to afford a nice care facility for his father in failing health and yet stay in school. So, he signs up with the Delphic Agency and seeks a live-in arrangement that will pay the most money. Richard is matched with Ash, and after a very embarrassing “interview” he is offered a two week contract.

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Review - Vampire's Indulgence by Drake LaMarque

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Note: This series is very much designed to be read in order. If you haven’t read the first book, then this review may contain spoilers. Cedric is back aboard the Devil’s Whore sailing back to the Caribbean with his two lovers, Captain Lucifer and the vampire Dante, along with his former tutor Oliver, who Cedric has long had a crush on, which both men are planning on exploring further. Although seemingly safe for now, everyone knows the cult that tried to sacrifice Cedric is not going to give up trying to get him back and use him to fulfill their plans to bring an ancient evil one into this world.

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Review - Suspects and Scales by Maz Maddox

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Note: This third book of the series is a direct sequel to the second, so if you haven’t read the previous book, be prepared for spoilers. As you’ll know from the cliff-hang-ey ending of Claw Marks and Card Games, Deputy Cody has just found his friend Wade murdered. Who would kill the gentle Iara (merman)? That’s what Cody is determined to find out, but things get complicated when Wade’s mother shows up, with her devoted assassin in tow.

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Review - That Irresistible Poison by Alessandra Hazard

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Seyn was bonded to Ksar within days of his birth, which was even bought forward a couple of months for the purpose. But as Seyn starts to mature, he begins to realize that something is wrong with the bond. Not only does he not feel the connection to Ksar that other bond-mates feel, but his mate actively avoids any contact with Seyn, and when the younger man forces himself into Ksar’s presence, the older prince treats him with nothing but scorn and disdain.

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Review - A Fine Mess by Angel Martinez

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One of Shax’s enemies may be dead, but there are still a few others out for the demon’s head. However, he, along with the rest of the crew, are tired of running and decide to take on their enemies. It’s a risky endeavor, especially with the latest members of the “crew” being a group of young children rescued from one of the people now carrying a grudge against Shax and his friends.

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Review - Nailed by K.M. Neuhold

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Dare feels like he has the neighbor from hell. Every weekend the guy manages to wake him up way too early with some sort of intrusion, whether it’s mowing his lawn at the crack of dawn, or bringing in a petting zoo for the birthday party of his friend’s daughter. For his part, Stone enjoys winding his grumpy neighbor up. He doesn’t know why the man took such an instant dislike to him the moment he moved in, but paying him back gives him a strange pleasure.