Posts labeled Book Reviews

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Review - The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Shrefer

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Ambrose wakes up on board his ship, and is told by the craft's AI that he was injured during the launch and has been in a coma. He remember all his training for this special mission to rescue his sister, who was sent to see if Saturn's moon Titan could be colonized, but he doesn't remember getting on board the ship or the accident that apparently injured him. There's something else that's concerning: Ambrose's ship has been joined to another craft, that of his country's primary competitor, and that ship is occupied by another spacefarer, Kodiak.

Tags: Science Fiction

 

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Review - Pampered Pet of the Alpha King by Dani Gray

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Earth has been invaded by a species from another planet, who take some of the humans as “pets” that are often badly abused. To escape becoming a pet himself, and protect his mother, Tom takes her to a cabin in the woods where the live almost entirely off the grid. Over time, Tom discovers and helps some pets that manage to escape their masters, becoming part of a sort of underground railroad for people running from enslavement.

Tags: Science Fiction M-Preg

 

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Review - Fate & Fortune by Maz Maddox

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The circus has come to Stallion Ridge, and with it is Victor, a phoenix shifter who tells fortunes and does slight-of-hand tricks. Sky is irresistibly drawn to the mysterious man, but doesn't want to get close for fear of being hurt. He's also concerned about repeating nightmares that seem to foretell a grim future for the town and especially the lawmen he calls family. Sky has been something of a fixture in most of the stories in this series, although he has so far remained something of a mystery.

Tags: Western Fantasy Shifters

 

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Review - Four Ever by Sloane Kennedy

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Zak and Killian have been together for seven years, and are deeply in love with each other, but the last few years have been tough, with each of them feeling guilt over wrongs they think they've inflicted on their partner, but unable to talk it through. The two are still devoted to the ragtag menagerie of rescued animals they've collected over the years. However, when nurse Zak brings home a mute homeless young man from the hospital, who is shortly joined by his injured step-brother, the dynamic of their relationship seems to change.

Tags: Menage

 

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Review - Strong Wine by A.J. Demas

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Note: The author kindly offered an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review. You can purchase this release starting October 14, 2021. Another month has passed since Damiskos came to visit his lover Varazda in Saffron Alley. He really doesn't want to go home to Pheme, but knows he will need to at some point, at least to move out of his lodgings and collect his horse.

Tags: Fantasy Ancient Greece Mystery

 

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Review - Brave Boy by K.M. Neuhold

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Emerson dreams of having a Daddy to take of him. Unfortunately, he's extremely shy, due in large part to a stutter that gets worse when he's nervous, and he always gets really nervous Kiernan. The business partner of Sterling's Daddy is everything that Emerson could want in a Daddy, but he can barely speak in front of the big man. Sterling suggests that Emerson try chatting up potential daddies online to build up his confidence.

Tags: Contemporary D/s

 

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Review - Heart of Ice by Angello Adrien

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Valentino is still in a sort of self imposed isolation after his fight with the demon manticore, in which he revealed his true nature to those closest to him. But he can't cut himself off forever, and the impending visit by vampire royals combined with the mysterious death of a high society young woman means that Valentino must resume his duties as both a detective and consort to the Guardian Aladar.

Tags: Mystery Fantasy

 

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Review - Slumbering Ember by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Matt is something of a loner, sticking close to home and his mother. He never really knew his father, who he and his mother were told died when Matt was very little. But now at his mother's insistence, Matt is leaving for a year as a foreign exchange student in Denmark, his father's country. He'll be staying with close friend's of his mother and father. One day, while checking out a political demonstration as part of a school project, Matt is drawn to one of the speakers.

Tags: Fantasy Shifters

 

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Review - Stop Cock by JL Merrow

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Tom and Paul are looking forward to a romantic honeymoon in Sorrento but things take a disappointing turn when Paul's old school friend Wayne, who bullied Tom in school, shows up at breakfast the first morning, staying in the same hotel. The situation doesn't exactly improve when Wayne falls to his death from the hotel terrace a few nights later. It's hard for the pair not to look into the man's death, especially when it comes to light that Wayne may have had plans that involved Tom and some local gangsters.

Tags: Mystery

 

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Review - Captivated by A.C. Thomas

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Doctor Theophrastus ‘Theo’ Campbell is a linguist from the Core world of Britannia. He's considered brilliant, by those who haven't met him, with a knowledge of many of the nearly extinct old Earth languages of far-flung humanity. Theo is the twin brother of Ari, from the first book in this series, Restricted, but while the two may be identical in appearance, their personalities are an entire universe apart. Where Ari was very introverted, Theo is extremely extroverted and hyperactive, seemingly incapable of being quiet or still for very long.

Tags: Science Fiction Steampunk