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Six Degrees of Lust (By Degrees #1)

  Let’s Make Holly Read It!

I have some favorite books.  Like all readers do.  The only problem with having a beloved book is I’ve already read it.  To make up for that, I’m planning on reliving some of my favorite books through Holly.  She hasn’t read them yet.  This is totally altruistic on my part.  To start, Holly will be reading Six Degrees of Lust.  In the future we’ll be visiting many of my favorite series.  I’m curious to see what Holly likes, possibly dislikes, and the reasons for all of it.  ~Faye

 

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Author: Taylor V. Donovan

Publisher: MLR Press

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: MLR Press & Amazon

Type: Novel from Series

Received from Author

 

 

Blurb:  New York City FBI team leader Samuel Shaughnessy lives for his immediate family and his job. After a marriage gone wrong he has stuck to a firm rule when it comes to relationships: he doesn’t have them. Sexually active and emotionally unavailable keeps him satisfied, especially now that he is in hot pursuit of a serial killer targeting gay men.

Former firefighter Machlan O’Bannon now manages a successful sports bar in Houston and after years of waiting he’s ready to stand up and be the man he always wanted to be: out, proud and drama-free. His politically-aligned family wants to keep him locked in the closet, but Mac just wants to meet the man of his dreams.

One man is as high strung as the other is laid back. A chance meeting brings the two men together, and one night of passion ignites a fire neither can fight. Their lives are not only miles apart, but as different as day and night. Continue reading Six Degrees of Lust (By Degrees #1)

Ghost Phoenix (The Pheonix Institute #3)

GhostPhoenix72lg     Author: Corrina Lawson

     Publisher: Samhain Publishing 

     Rating: 4.5 star

     Buy Links: Samhain and Amazon

     Type: Novel in Series

     Received from Publisher/Author

   

Blurb: The cure they desperately need just rose from the ashes of evil…

The Phoenix Institute, Book 3

Richard Plantagenet, self-exiled prince of an immortal court, is content living the uncomplicated life of a California surfer. Until his brother’s sudden death and his Queen’s wasting illness wrest him from his ocean-side solitude for one last quest.

The Queen needs a cure. To get it, Richard needs assistance from someone with a singular—and slightly illegal—talent.

As the latest of a long line of ghost-walkers, Marian Doyle can, literally, walk through walls—bringing objects with her. Her gift comes in handy for her family’s shady antiquities business, but Marian’s had it with breaking the law. She wants a life of her own choosing.

Instead, she gets Richard.

Their mission seems simple: Find the body of Gregori Rasputin and procure a small sample of his DNA. But when they discover the Mad Monk of Russia is very much alive, the prince and the phantom must form a bond to battle a man who desires to remake the world in fire. 

Product Warning: This book contains one hot immortal surfer dude and a woman who’s been waiting for a chance to just go wild. Continue reading Ghost Phoenix (The Pheonix Institute #3)

On Her Father’s Grave (Rogue River #1)

cover53779-medium     Author: Kendra Elliot

     Publisher: Montlake Romance

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Book in Series

      Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: The first of four thrilling Rogue River novellas, On Her Father’s Grave launches a new romantic suspense series from Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh, with each author alternating writing books in the series.

In a small town like Solitude, Oregon, keeping a secret can be murder.

Stevie Taylor had left her sleepy Oregon hometown for a more exciting life. But after her police chief father passes away, the LAPD cop returns to Solitude and signs on as a patrol officer, hoping to heal from her loss…and from the horrific things she’s seen in the city.

In Solitude, everyone knows everyone else’s business—and, to Stevie’s dismay, local gossip soon ties her to the new police chief and a man from her past. Tragedy then shakes up the small town when a teenager dies after taking a strange new drug. Now, the seasoned LA cop must hunt down the dealer while investigating the most important case of her life, one that could divide her tranquil town. Continue reading On Her Father’s Grave (Rogue River #1)

Spaghetti Western (Delectable #5)

SpaghettiWestern     Author: EM Lynley

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4

     Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

     Type: Book in Series

     Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  A Novel in the Delectable Series

Cordon Bleu-trained chef Riley Emerson arrives in Aspen, Colorado for a summer at the best restaurant in town, only to discover his jerk of a boyfriend has dumped him, leaving his heart and his plans in tatters. Doubting himself and longing for a change of pace, he takes a low-paying position at the Rocking Z guest ranch, though he expects nature up close and personal won’t hold a candle to his exciting Paris lifestyle.

When born-and-bred cattle rancher Colby Zane spots a newcomer being pawed at by a passel of horny cowboys at Aspen’s Club Rawhide, he rushes in, throws the guy over his shoulder, and rescues him. Sober, Riley Emerson is sweet and sexy, but not interested in more than a one-night stand. Still, Colby’s over the moon when Riley later arrives as the new cook on his family’s ranch.

But all’s not well at the Rocking Z. Unsurmountable financial problems force them to seek a cash infusion from outside investor Fitz Wellington. Fitz is hot for Colby, and he won’t sign on the dotted line without some very personal incentives. The future of the ranch is at stake, and Colby’s just that desperate, but saving the Z might mean losing Riley. Continue reading Spaghetti Western (Delectable #5)

Temptation to Submit

jl_temptationtosubmit     Author: Jennifer Leland

     Publisher: Loose Id

      Rating: 3.5 stars

     Buy Links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Book in Series

     Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb: In the midst of a hostile takeover, Tori Rodgers’s private life goes crazy and the skeletons from her closet are rattling. It doesn’t help that she keeps trading insults with the CFO of the company that’s raided hers. But Vegas brings out her insanity and she finds herself at Atticus Paulus’s mercy. His offer of Dominance brings her to the brink of total surrender and she knows he’ll never forgive her when he finds out she’s been lying to him.

Whatever secrets Victoria has hidden Atticus has decided he’s going to discover. She’s a brat sub, the kind he avoids, and yet, he can’t resist her. He admires her strength, her determination and the spankable parts drive him over the edge. The closer he gets to her, the more he desires her trust. But there are more secrets than the ones Victoria keeps and uncovering them might cost more than either of them ever dreamed. Even with all that’s at stake, Atticus knows he can’t give up offering her the temptation to submit.
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Secrets (Full Nelson #1)

Secrets     Author: Jeff Erno

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 3.5 stars

     Buy Links: DSP  and Amazon

      Type: First in Series

     Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb: Full Nelson: Book One

Detective Chris Nelson and his husband Ethan are about to go on a weekend getaway to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. Instead, a case comes in for Chris. The brutally murdered body of a swim coach at the local military academy was found in the pool. Seventeen-year-old cadet Alex has already confessed. It looks like an open and shut case.

However, when Chris interviews Alex and reviews the forensics, he becomes convinced Alex is innocent. Searching for the truth behind the actual murderer and why Alex would take the fall, Chris follows a trail through a series of students. He discovers they all experienced sexual abuse at the hands of the murdered swim coach. Digging deep, Chris finds further links between the school administration and the district attorney’s office covering up the allegations. When he finally solves the case, it will blow the conspiracy wide open. Continue reading Secrets (Full Nelson #1)

The Catch

nv_thecatch     Author: Nessa Vincent

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 star

     Buy Links: Loose Id and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

Blurb: John Dearborn, newly dumped, meets a handsome stranger named Vic. Vic is a little weird, but he’s a catch—sexy, sweet, and an animal in bed. If John didn’t know better, he’d think Vic were too good to be true.

And in fact, Vic has a secret: despite his impressive good looks, he’s normally gray-skinned, hairy, and four feet tall, just like every other fairy in the woods. But to catch John’s attention, Vic is masquerading as a human—temporarily. When the spell breaks, Vic turns into a fairy again, John freaks out, and their relationship shatters.

Vic can’t go back to sleeping in a dead tree and eating bugs; he needs his human body, and he needs John. He has one last chance to pick up the pieces and become a human man again. But now there’s a catch. Vic will only remain human if he can wring a commitment out of a hurt and wary John, and the spell will keep him from confessing his feelings. Instead Vic has to show John why they’re so good together, and he can think of only one way… Continue reading The Catch

Healing Hell (The Essentiasts #1)

js_healinghell     Author: J. Hali Steele

     Publisher: Loose ID

     Rating: 2.5 stars

     Buy links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novella

     Received from Publisher


 

Blurb: Ion Toso models and poses as a live mannequin. Weary of one-night stands, loneliness threatens to consume him until, while posing in an upscale department store window one evening he sees the perfect woman jump from a cab wearing a fake green flower on her lapel. His dormant body comes to life for the world to see. Once he finds her, convincing her to accept everything he is, even the part no one dares look at twice will not be easy. Ion is an Essentiant—an immortal creature who steals and devours souls of human vermin.

Sandy Brittingham hasn’t been out on a date for months yet pretending to enjoy another aimless blind date is intolerable. Unable to bear the thought of murmuring polite lies at the end of the night forces her to act recklessly. Before she’s seated, she snatches off the fake green flower she wore so the man would know her and tosses it into the trash. Sandy walks out the restaurant and unwittingly into the arms of a thief, but she’s not sure the model who rescues her isn’t worse.
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Prince Charming Wears Garters

cn_princecharmingwearsgarters     Author: Clancy Nacht

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 Stars

     Buy Links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

 

 

 

Blurb: Sara feels like her life is on track. She has the career of her dreams as a senior art director at one of the hot ad agencies in town. Her only real annoyance is the womanizing account executive in the office next door, Chuck.

When Chuck lands a new account, he sets his sights on Sara to work with him, but she gets the feeling he’s looking for more. Working late one night she discovers Chuck’s secret.

As a career-oriented woman, she’s not sure if she’s ready to balance her steamy encounters with work life, and she’s positive that trying to date Chuck would be a disaster. Yet, each time they get together she can’t help but speculate on what Prince Charming’s wearing under his well-tailored trousers. Continue reading Prince Charming Wears Garters

Chaser

ChaserAUDMedAuthor: Rick R. Reed 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 4 Stars

Buy Links: Dreamspinner

Type: Standalone Novel

Received from Publisher

Blurb:  Caden DeSarro is what they call a chubby chaser. He likes his guys with a few extra pounds on them. So when he meets Kevin Dodge in a bar bathroom, he can’t help but stare, even if he does make an ass of himself. As far as Caden is concerned, Kevin is physically perfect: a stocky bearded blond with a dick that’s just right. (They met in the bathroom—of course he looked!) But Caden gets tongue-tied and misses his chance.
When Caden runs into Kevin that night on the El train, he figures it’s fate offering him a second shot. Caden manages to get invited back to Kevin’s place for a one-night stand that turns into the kind of relationship he’s dreamed about.
But the course of true love never did run smooth, and Kevin and Caden’s romance is no exception. When Caden returns from a few weeks away, Kevin surprises him with a new and “improved” body—one that fits Caden’s shallow friend Bobby’s ideal, not Caden’s. Caden doesn’t know what to do, and his hesitation is just the opportunity Bobby was looking for. This isn’t the same Kevin he fell in love with… is it?

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