Monday, September 29, 2014

ARC Review: Lukos Heat by Megan Derr

Lukos Heat Title: Lukos Heat by Megan Derr
Series: Heart of Fire #1
Genre: M/M, Fantasy
Expected publication: October 22nd 2014 by Less Than Three Press LLC
Length: 19,000 words

Rating: 4 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb:

Najlah is on the hunt for the traitorous coward who attempted to assassinate the king and nearly killed Najlah's brother in the process. But the hunt has taken his team deep into the Shide, the treacherous, freezing mountains controlled by the mysterious Lukos, feral wolf shifters who do not tolerate trespassers.

When the Lukos come upon them, Najlah is reluctantly intrigued. The Lukos, especially the one called Barkus, are nothing like the soft humans he spends most of his time around. They thrive in the brutal cold the way he thrives in volcanic fire. For the first time, it feels like Najlah may have found someone who can equal the fierceness of dragons, and see them as more than demons.

But if he hopes to explore the bond forming with the Lukos, he must first survive the enemy—and the Shide.

Purchase Link: http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=92&products_id=664
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Review:  
3.5 stars rounded to 4 stars

Najlah is a warrior dragon shifter set out for the Shide mountains with his team of warriors to hunt down a traitor to the throne. He encounters Barkus, a member of the Lukos, werewolves who lived in the Shide mountains. They join forces to hunt down the traitor and in the process, discover how compatible they are, on the battlefield and in bed.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: Branded by Bru Baker

Branded
Title: Branded by Bru Baker
Series: Mended 2014 Daily Dose Anthology
Genre: M/M Romance, Historical
Published June 1st 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 36 pages

Rating: 2 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb:

When a would-be assassin sneaks into the citadel disguised as a servant, the king requires that all servants who work in the castle be branded with the royal crest for easy identification. Prince Coren is powerless to fight the edict, but he refuses to allow his personal advisor and secret lover Brannir to suffer alone. Coren shows his devotion by wielding the brand to mark Brannir himself, even though he fears it will change their relationship. He's prepared for resentment, hurt, and anger--every outcome but the one he receives: unconditional love.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5125
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Review:  

Since an assassin sneaked into the castle by disguising as a servant, all servants must be branded for identification. Bran will be forced to leave the castle if he isn't branded. Coren hates to mark his lover but he also can't disobey his father and out himself to the public, after all, he's the crown prince.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Review: The Byte of Betrayal by Ashavan Doyon

The Byte of Betrayal Title: The Byte of Betrayal by Ashavan Doyon
Series: Mended 2014 Daily Dose Anthology
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Published June 1st 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 73 pages

Rating: 3 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb:

Caleb McDonnell lives his life online. A thirty-year-old fast food worker, he spends his time talking in an Internet world where his job and living conditions can't dictate his friendships. He's found acceptance, friendship, and even romance. But when an online friend is revealed as a fake, Caleb loses all sense of trust. To stave off the emotional collapse of his betrayal, Caleb leaves his online life behind and retreats into the monotony of his job.

Nicodemus Rokos feels like his heart has been torn out. He knew Caleb would be hurt, but he'd hoped not to be shut out of his boyfriend's life. He can only hope Caleb still feels something when he shows up in person to reclaim what he's lost.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5126
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Review:  

3.5 Stars rounded to 3

Caleb has a crush on Nic but he doesn't have the courage to tell him so he tells his online best friend, Kevin. He also can't afford a trip to visit Nic since he's so poor, he's eating Ramen noodles and stale bread. He's living his life online and having online friends. A thousand miles away, Nic wants to be Caleb's boyfriend and discovers Kevin is a fake. Nic tells Caleb the truth but he can't accept it.