For over a hundred years, the Berserker warriors have fought and killed for kings. There is but one enemy we cannot defeat: the beast within.

A witch told us of the one who can save us–a woman marked by the wolf. We found and claimed her. But will she accept us as mates? Can she soothe our feral nature before it is too late? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

This book continues the story of Brenna, Samuel, and Daegan.

I quickly started this one after finishing book 2, because I wanted to know what was going to happen next with the trio.  And I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was written from Daegan’s point of view.

I do have to admit that that fact is what made this book so much better for me than the previous book.  We were finally able to understand what is going on in Samuel and Daegan’s … [Read More ...]

Mated To The Berserkers (Berserker Saga #2) by Lee Savino #mfm #mf #review


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Small town Pacific Northwest reporter Peter Fontaine wants to level up. A job offer in Austin seems to be the answer to his prayers, but there’s one catch: his boyfriend, Nick Olson, artist, recluse, and snow-loving outdoorsman.

When Peter agrees to go to the Freezing Man snow sculpture competition, he thinks he’s going to get a lesson in making love in a hollowed-out snowball in the woods. He thinks he’ll either find a way to convince Nick to come to the Lone Star State or be forced to say goodbye. But one frozen corpse derails Peter’s personal plans entirely… addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14A-nony-mouseTAG

Falling right after the great first book in the Bellingham Mystery series, I expected to be let down. After all, the second book in a series is rarely as good as the first. What Kimberling did instead, was knock it out of the park.

In Primal Red, the first book, … [Read More ...]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Bellingham Mysteries, #2) by Nicole Kimberling #mm #review @loveunleashed


The Protectors have trained for hundreds of years to watch over the foretold one who’d rule all the werewolf packs. Now that they’ve found Roxie, they are more than capable of the task.

All their training won’t mean much, however, when it comes to winning over their mortal mates, and bringing them into their world.

Publisher’s note: The stories in this collection were previously released as standalone titles by another publisher. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14rachelle-tag

This volume contains the first three books of this seven book series: Roan’s Fall, Jager’s Mate, and Leif’s Surrender. The overall plot is the Protectors are protecting the foretold one, Roxie, from a former Protector, Miles. A long time ago, when his grandmother passed him over and promoted his sister, Saskia, to be the leader of Protectors. Miles swore he would find the foretold one first and bend her to his will so he could be ruler of … [Read More ...]

Roxie’s Protectors: Volume 1 by Marisa Chenery #mf @loveunleashed



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Trouble comes to Mosely, Montana, from the outside world. When the residents of Mosely are left on their own, they can make things work. Sure, there’s always been a militia operating up in the hills, but they were small-scale—just survivalists doing their thing—until organizers came in from out of state. Now Jericho Crewe and the rest of the sheriff’s department are facing down a heavily armed band of fanatics, and the feds are busy elsewhere.

The odds are hopeless, but Jericho swore an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Mosely. He won’t walk away from that, even if Wade Granger’s begging him to run away somewhere and finally be together the way they always should have been.

But this time, it’s Jericho who refuses to leave Mosely, even if staying kills him.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

This is book 4 in the series.  

It starts out where book 3 left off.  One [Read More ...]

Home Fires (Common Law #4) by Kate Sherwood #mm #review @RiptideBooks


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In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.

After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14A-nony-mouseTAG

I was unsure after Smoke & Mirrors, book 7, if Cochet would continue this series or start off a new one. I’m thrilled the … [Read More ...]

Thick & Thin (THIRDS #8) by Charlie Cochet #mm #review @dreamspinners @charliecochet


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Sometimes, to save another, you have to look at your own weaknesses first.

Ever since Nicholas saw the small Dragon in chains in the scrying bowl, he knew that he had to save him. For some reason Nicholas is drawn to the other man and he won’t rest until he knows he’s safe.

Tommy has been a captive from the day he was born. When he is rescued by Nicholas he feels an instant connection to him. But Tommy is afraid to let his guard down and let anybody get close to him.

Can Tommy overcome his abusive past? Or will it doom him and Nicholas from finding love?addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

This is book 3 in this series.

A life of servitude does not prepare a dragon to shift and learn about his other self.  Tommy has just learned that he was free!  But where to go, how to learn what it … [Read More ...]

Dragon’s Breath (Dragon’s Soul #3) by Stephani Hecht #mm #review @PridePublishing



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Thomas, an older gay musician living in a small Southern town, is ready to start a family. He fosters Jeremy, a special needs boy with no arms, and teaches him to play the drums so Jeremy can realize his potential to do anything he wants. Though it takes time, Thomas’s closeted boyfriend Randy steps out of the shadows to be part of what Thomas is working to build. With the advent of marriage equality, it’s a different world in the Deep South—one where the three of them have the chance to be a family.

Yet no one said it would be easy, and they soon learn the foster care system is far from perfect.

Just as Jeremy begins to settle in and thrive, his biological father reappears, demanding custody. Thomas and Randy know the man is unfit to care for Jeremy, but the law says otherwise. It seems they’re the … [Read More ...]

Ringo and the Sunshine Police by Nick Wilgus #mm #review @dreamspinners


I’ll never forget the first time I saw them, warriors moving like shadows from the trees. Their eyes seemed to glow with a fierce golden light, moving more like beasts than men. I trembled, every hair on my flesh prickled in the age old response of the hunted. They were predators and I was prey.

They entered the clearing and brought with them the smell of blood. Clad in furs and leather, bristling with weapons, they were warriors the likes of which I’d never seen. Huge, hulking forms, dark shapes pricked with those glowing pairs of eyes.

I could not face them properly, for I was bound to a tree, in the middle of a wilderness, helpless as I waited to be sold to the Berserkers.

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When Brenna’s father sells her to a band of passing warriors, her only thought is to survive. She doesn’t expect to be claimed … [Read More ...]

Sold To The Berserkers (Berserker Saga #1) by Lee Savino #mfm #mf #review


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Captain Theodore Hedgeford was once the Adonis of his cavalry unit. A devastating injury at Waterloo leaves him disfigured, and earns him a new nickname: Caliban. His lover abandons him, leaving Theo to suffer through his recovery alone. Determined to protect his heart from further pain, Theo finds his vow challenged by a not-so-chance encounter with cavalry groom Robin Thornfield. Unprecedented sexual pleasure and the comfort Rob provides wars with the humiliation of being unable to care for himself.

Robin Thornfield has longed to be by Theo’s side since Rob was a groom for their cavalry unit. Undaunted by Hedgeford’s devastating injuries, Rob takes the position of valet and sets about making himself indispensable. He is determined to provide for all of Theo’s needs: physical, emotional, and sexual. When Theo’s former lover returns with blackmail on his mind, Rob knows he must protect both Theo and their newly discovered love.… [Read More ...]

Caliban (Challenged by Love #1) by Autumn Montague #mm #review @autumnmontague1286 @loveunleashed



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While recovering from the recent loss of his parents, Daniel Donnelly receives a phone call from his estranged aunt, who turns over control of the family fortune and estate, Timber Manor. Though his father seemed guarded about the past, Daniel’s need for family and curiosity compel him to visit.

Located in a secluded area of the Northwest, Timber Manor has grown silent over the years. Her halls sit empty and a thin layer of dust adorns the sheet-covered furniture. When Daniel arrives to begin repairs, strange things happen. Nightmares haunt his dreams. Memories not his own disturb his waking hours. Alive with the tragedies of the past, Timber Manor threatens to tear Daniel apart.

Sherriff Hale Davis grew up working on the manor grounds. Seeing Daniel struggle, he vows protect the young man who captured his heart, and help him solve the mystery behind the haunting and confront the past—not … [Read More ...]

The Haunting of Timber Manor (Memoirs of the Human Wraiths #1) by F.E. Feeley Jr. #mm #review @dreamspinners


SHE NEEDS A LOVER AND A FIGHTER

Blonde. Beautiful. Talented. Alexa Fairfax is practically Hollywood royalty. But growing up in a family of legendary movie stars also puts her in the spotlight for danger. And after she discovers a plot more deadly than any movie script, Alexa desperately needs a bodyguard. A man like Zack De Luca. A true friend with a good heart, a protective nature—and the hard, chiseled muscles to back it up.

Zack has always been wildly attracted to Alexa. But since he’s training day and night to be an MMA fighter, he’s afraid his gorgeous friend will only distract him from his goal. Indescribably sweet and irresistibly sexy, Alexa needs Zack to pretend to be her boyfriend after her life is threatened. Now this fighter-in-training will have to fight his own intense feelings—to keep their little charade from turning into a major disaster . . .… [Read More ...]

Chain Reaction (Bodyguard #3) by Tara Wyatt #mf #review @taradwyatt


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Absence is as crucial as presence.

The decision to stop dating has made Vaughn Hargrave’s life infinitely simpler: he has friends, an excellent wardrobe, and a job in the industry he loves. That’s all he really needs, especially since sex isn’t his forte anyway and no one else seems interested in a purely romantic connection. But when a piece is stolen from his art gallery and insurance investigator Jonah Sondern shows up, Vaughn finds himself struggling with that decision.

Jonah wants his men like his coffee: hot, intense, and daily. But Vaughn seems to be the one gay guy in Toronto who doesn’t do hookups, which is all Jonah can offer. No way can Jonah give Vaughn what he really wants, not when Jonah barely understands what love is.

When another painting goes missing, tension ramps up both on and off the clock. Vaughn and Jonah find themselves grappling not … [Read More ...]

Blank Spaces (Toronto Connections #1) by Cass Lennox #mm #asexual #ace #review @CassLennox @RiptideBooks



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A murdered prostitute. An obvious suspect. Clear evidence. For once, Jericho Crewe has a straightforward crime to investigate, and Wade Granger isn’t involved.

It all seems so simple, but Jericho’s instincts won’t let him rest. As he investigates, he finds troubling suggestions that the murder is a part of something larger and more sinister. But working within the boundaries of the law may keep him from finding the truth. If Jericho doesn’t break the rules, an innocent man may rot in jail while a killer remains free to strike again.

Inevitably, it all comes back to Wade. Because who else knows as much about breaking rules? And who else knows Jericho the way Wade does—not wisely, but far, far too well? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

In this story, we find Jericho doing his job, with no interference from the FBI or DEA. An actual case that is his to solve.  Even though all the [Read More ...]

Darkness (Common Law #3) by Kate Sherwood #mm #review @RiptideBooks


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Wolf Alpha, Hunter Maison’s primary focus is to keep his Pack healthy and happy. But with humans encroaching, they need a way to shift without getting noticed. He knows the local feline pride has found a way to temper their inner animal and asks for their help. Finding a desire to submit to the gorgeous lion shifter is unsettling. Knowing he is his mate turns his world upside down.

Blaise Wylde has worked tirelessly for his pride his entire life. As owner and creator of Wylde KingDom, a BDSM club just for feline shifters, he knows the power that BDSM can wield for their inner animal. When Hunter asks him to help the Pack learn BDSM, he agrees, especially when his inner lion is instantly interested and Hunter turns out to be submissive to him.

Someone in the Pack is unhappy about their alpha being involved with ‘a cat’ and … [Read More ...]

Don’t Mess With His Pack by Thianna Durston #mm #review @ThiannaDurston


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Will Madden is healing.

Thanks to therapy and a growing support system, he’s taking baby steps into a promising future. One of those steps leads him to an online chat room, where he quickly bonds with fellow PTSD sufferer Taz Zachary.

Despite their virtual connection, Taz is initially freaked out at the idea of meeting Will face-to-face. A sexual relationship may be the last thing on his mind, but his craving for human interaction—and more of the way Will makes him laugh—gives him the courage he needs to take the next step.

In person, the chemistry between them is undeniable. But Will is hurt when Taz doesn’t seem to be in any rush to get him into bed. Still, acceptance, love and happiness all seem within reach for the first time in forever—until demons from the past threaten the future they both finally believe they deserve.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Liz Cat

As I Am, … [Read More ...]

As I Am (All Saints #3) by A.M. Arthur #mm #review @CarinaPress