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reborn

reborn

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Leo promised to keep Aaron and Kaleb forever. Yet he’s left them with nothing more than a note with instructions to obey the commands of another god? A god who has the key to Kaleb’s collar. A god who will tell them nothing about what’s happened to Leo or where he’s gone.

Kaleb and Aaron both fear the worst. That Leo has not abandoned them, but left them because he won’t be coming back. Not because he doesn’t want to, but because he can’t.

Too many have died and the god-son is growing stronger. With no way for any god to track it, Leo has only one choice left. Fight fire with fire.

Or in this case Chimera against Chimera.

The problem is Leo has always maintained control of the beast within him. Using its natural senses to do what no other can. In order to stand a chance at … [Read More ...]

Reborn (Bound Gods #4) by Adrienne Wilder #mm #review @Adrienne_Wilder


Ultimate Courage

Ultimate Courage

Elisa Hall is good at starting from scratch. Leaving an abusive relationship in her rearview, she packs everything she owns into the trunk of her car and heads for refuge with her friend in Hope’s Crossing, North Carolina.

Alex Rojas returned from his second deployment as a Navy SEAL to find his condo empty and divorce papers on the breakfast table. Now he’s building a life for himself and his daughter at Hope’s Crossing kennels training younger dogs and handlers to search and rescue, struggling to adjust to life back in the States and as a single father.

When Elisa shows up at the kennels, it’s obvious she’s running from something. Luckily, the dogs and trainers at Hope’s Crossing are more than capable of warding off trouble. And with every minute he spends with Elisa, Alex becomes even more and more determined to protect the woman he’s certain he won’t … [Read More ...]

Ultimate Courage (True Heroes #2) by Piper J. Drake #mf #review @piperjdrake



My Busboy

My Busboy

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Robert Johnny just turned thirty, and his life is pretty much in the toilet. His writing career is on the skids. His love life is nonexistent. A stalker is driving him crazy. And his cat is a pain in the ass.

Then Robert orders a chimichanga platter at a neighborhood restaurant, and his life changes—just like that.

Dario Martinez isn’t having such a great existence either. He needs money for college. His shoes are falling apart. His boyfriend’s a dick. And he has a crap job as a busboy.

Then a stranger orders a chimichanga platter, and suddenly life isn’t quite as depressing.

But it’s the book in the busboy’s back pocket that really gets the ball rolling. For both our heroes. That and the black eye and the forgotten bowl of guacamole. Who knew true love could be so easily ignited or that the flames would spread so quickly?… [Read More ...]

My Busboy by John Inman #mm #review @dreamspinners


Last Mechanic Standing

Last Mechanic Standing

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Everyone at Jim Irving’s garage is gung ho about Wrench Wars, a new reality show featuring mechanics. Everyone, that is, except talented mechanic Chandler Scott, the sole employee who has refused to sign the contract. The rest of the mechanics are pressuring him too, because without Chandler—and his volatile interactions with his boss—no one’s getting on the show.

Chandler’s one ally is Jim’s son, Mark, who’s being forced to work for his dad until he pays down his student loans or finds a better job—and who’s been Chandler’s secret lover for a while.

Then a playful tryst in the garage blows up in their faces, giving the network ammo to blackmail Chandler by threatening to out Mark to his father. Now Chandler is backed into a corner, and Mark needs to decide how far he’s willing to go to protect the man who’s been sharing his bed… and may have … [Read More ...]

Last Mechanic Standing (Wrench Wars #1) by L.A. Witt #mm #review @GallagherWitt @dreamspinners


beautiful boy

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Malcolm Tate hung up his flogger when his submissive sought out another Dom and landed in the hands of a serial killer. Convinced his lack of dominance sent his sub away, Mal has spent two years blaming himself for what happened. But when his best friend finally convinces him to go back to the local dungeon, Mal’s grateful. Especially when he wins beautiful, submissive, firmly closeted Kyle Bingham in a charity slave auction.

College grad Kyle hasn’t earned enough to move out of the loft his conservative, homophobic parents bought, much less to buy any of the other things still in their name. When he’s won at auction by the hot, amazing Mal, he’s shocked that anyone would want him. No one else seemed to—not his parents, his former Doms, or any of his disastrous dates.

But Mal does want him and Kyle lets his guard down, only to be … [Read More ...]

Beautiful boy by Grace R. Duncan #mm #AudioReview @GraceRDuncan @dreamspinners



Boy Midflight

Boy Midflight

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At eighteen, Ashley seems to have everything: looks, talent, and even a girlfriend. What more could a young man want? Yet something is missing, and he has to come to terms with his sexuality and the possible implications for his career in the public eye. He begins dating Chris but isn’t sure he’s head over heels in love. It’s not the knight-in-shining-armor feeling he always imagined.

When Ashley is offered a big modeling job, he leaves his university in small-town Canada for a very different life in sunny Los Angeles, California. There he meets a slightly older man who makes him feel like he’s in a storybook romance. But is Ashley ready for real love, or is it just infatuation? The world is spread out before him, at once limitless and daunting, full of endless possibilities one moment and opportunities cut short the next.

Ashley floats between certainty and confusion … [Read More ...]

Boy Midflight by Charlie David #mm #review @CharlieDavid @dreamspinners


Son of Money

Son of Money

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Randall Morgan, youngest son of one of Seattle’s wealthiest families, rejected his family’s money to live free of their control and pursue his career as a photographer. To make ends meet, Randall does erotic photography and massage—a secret he keeps from his family so he can remain a part of his young niece’s life. But the price of that relationship is high, and Randall is once more slipping under his family’s thumb.

Noah Carroll is the spokesperson for the Seattle Humane Society, and the city holds a special place in his heart. When fate intervenes during a pet adoption, Noah finds himself face-to-face with his first love—Randall.

While Noah and Randall are not the teenagers they once were, the flame of a first kiss long ago draws them together. Their romance is beginning to grow, but someone is out to destroy Randall and expose all he keeps hidden.

When secrets … [Read More ...]

Son of Money by Brandon Witt #mm #review @wittauthor @dreamspinners


Spark & Blaze

Spark & Blaze

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Brett Malone has been working for Tampa Fire Department for over three years and the last thing he needs or wants is a rookie who can’t follow orders on a scene. He doesn’t need to be attracted to the rookie either, especially since his closet door at work is firmly welded shut.

All Evan Carmichael ever wanted to be was a fireman. He graduated top of his class at the Fire Academy, but nothing he learned there prepared him for the harsh reality of the job. Back to back shifts of one trauma call after another send him quickly to his breaking point.

Thankfully, support from his co-workers and the attention from the one fireman he thought hated him, helps him survive his first few brutal shifts. However, it’s attention of another sort that he may not survive at all.

This book contains M/M sexual situations and is intended for … [Read More ...]

Spark & Blaze (Guns & Hoses Universe) by Brenda Cothern #mm #review @BCothernBooks



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Tali Spencer

Twenty Words to Describe My Reading

 

Recently I read an article that encouraged authors to list twenty words that describe their writing. This exercise is supposed to help an author pull what they do into focus. Thing is, I don’t believe an author is the best person to describe their writing. I should also mention much of my writing is a direct result of being pulled whole from my unconscious, kind of like Athena emerging full-blown from the brow of Zeus.

 

Describing my writing to myself would be wonderfully indulgent, and probably not even close to what I really want to know. I’m far more interested in how readers would describe it.

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So I thought I would apply the exercise in a different way: I’m going to list twenty words that describe my reading.

 

Voracious

Fast

Immersive

Impatient

Joyful

Heroic

Inquisitive

Loyal

Wonderful

Imaginative

Secretive

Personal

Prurient… [Read More ...]

Tali Spencer Monthly Spotlight! #mm #mf #spotlight #GuestPost @tali_spencer


Starting New

Starting New

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Life hasn’t been good to Francis Murphy. He’s survived twenty-one years of homelessness by hooking and taking handouts where he can find them. When the local shelter is vandalized, he’s forced to seek food at the Grace and Light Church, where he runs into the pastor’s son, Randy.

Randy Wright believes the best in others. He’s immediately drawn to Francis, even though Francis is hardened and wary. When Francis is attacked by one of his johns, Randy and his family take him in and offer him temporary work. Randy always thought he was straight, but something about Francis has him yearning for more than just friendship, and realizing he might be bisexual.

Francis is attracted to Randy too, and Randy and his parents say they’ve always believed in gay rights. But talk is cheap. What are the odds that these Christian parents will remain open-minded when it’s their own son … [Read More ...]

Starting New by S.C. Wynne #mm #review @SCWynne1 @RiptideBooks


Chasing the Chupacabra

Chasing the Chupacabra

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Business is tough for Critter Catchers, the animal control company owned by best friends Demetrius and Cody. Their first big job was a few months ago, but no one likes to talk about it because that critter turned out to be a murderous wolf man. When a new job finally appears, they jump at it, and end up chasing an unidentified creature through the woods around Parson’s Hollow. Soon they’re smack dab in the middle of another potential paranormal case, complete with a mysterious blood-thirsty creature, a secretive laboratory, and a farmer they’re not sure they can trust!addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Double TimeTAGA-nony-mouseTAG

I’ll admit. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story. But I was in one of those “what the hell” moments and decided I’d check it out. I have to admit, it was a pleasant surprise.

It’s kind of a mixture between a cozy mystery and a paranormal suspense all mashed … [Read More ...]

Chasing the Chupacabra (Critter Catchers #2) by Hank Edwards #mm #review @hanksbooks



Edge of Control

Edge of Control

Riordan is a ruthless warrior whose foes tremble before him in his drowned and ruined world. The last thing he wants to do is go undercover as a weakling to spy on his clan’s enemies. Much less with Eiryn – a fierce warrior in her own right and the only woman Riordan’s never been able to forget. He knows that a single touch will throw them straight back into that same old uncontrollable fire. But this time, he might just let them burn.

Eiryn has been betrayed too many times. An escape into a dangerous mission where she can pretend to be the soft, biddable female she’s not seems like the perfect solution. She’s sure she can control the fiery passion that simmers between her and Riordan, the man she’s spent years pretending to hate. After all, the unquenchable lust that flares between them now is all for show… isn’t … [Read More ...]

Edge of Control (The Edge #3) by Megan Crane #mf #review @SMPRomance @megancrane


Annihilation

Annihilation

Death is the easy way out.
Still clinging rabidly to power, the Elites spin lies of prejudice and hatred, stoking the flames of war.
The sole driving force toward peace, Mira, had sacrificed everything. But her strength alone was not enough.
It will take the strength of many to finish what she started. As the world lurches toward war, each party has much to lose. Human. Vampire. Otherkin. The only outcomes are peace… or death.

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At the beginning of this book it is pure heartbreaking sorrow.  Mira is so close to true death that after all she has been through it seems almost cruel to bring her back, yet to lose her is to lose Stryker her mate.  But she is so broken in her mind that she doesn’t know who the people are that surround her.  As they all fight for her sanity, all she sees is the torture … [Read More ...]

Annihilation (Chronicles of the Uprising Book 6) by K.A. Salidas #mf #review @QuixoticKatie


Cops and Robby

Cops and Robby

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Cops, Cole and Morgan Caldwell, have always had to hide their love for each other from the outside world. They are content with each other until the night they rescued Robby. Beaten and left in an alley by a john, Robby has never known true kindness and soon falls for both men, but Robby’s got a problem. His pimp, Vince, isn’t ready to let him go.

Can two cops love a prostitute or will Robby’s baggage be too much for them to carry?

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This was the blurb I read: “Cops, Cole and Morgan Caldwell, have always had to hide their love for each other from the outside world. They are content with each other until the night they rescued Robby. Beaten and left in an alley by a john, Robby has never known true kindness and soon falls for both … [Read More ...]

Cops and Robby by Carol Lynne #mm #mmm #review