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review 2020-05-28 04:04
Review: A Murder of Manatees
A Murder of Manatees - Larry Correia,Rymor Publishing Group;Jerald Tuck Jr;Don Bilger;Carl Roehrich;Kimberlee Bowen;Larry Milton;Cindy Baldwin;Jennifer Luxmoore;Stacie Turner;Jane Parillo;Jimmie Espo;Adam Flaherty;Paul Legault;Karen Hyde;Marietta Giorno;Courtney Wetzel;Stacy O'

This was a hoot. It was full of camp and ridiculousness and it was fun to listen to.  It's a stupid funny space multidimensional adventure, and I recommend.

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review 2020-05-12 07:23
Yummy
Dare To Resist (Dare Nation #1) - Carly Phillips

Austin is not just a former football player, he is a sports agent in his own right.  He is also a devoted family man despite the player reputation.  He cares enough to give a kidney - that shows how much his family means to him.

 

Quinn is excited to work for such a sports legend.  She knows she will learn much, and is actually shocked to be hired.  When the temptaion of her boss gets harder, she is not sure she can resist.  Until he needs her even more......

 

There are so many things I want to tell you about this story.  I am not a spoiler though, so here it is: read the book.  This was just really romance goodness from start to finish.  The attraction was strong with heat, that turned up rather quickly.  The main characters were passionate and caring. The pace was not too slow, but pretty steady.  Overall a great book to grab and read. I couldn't put this down!  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2020-05-11 07:05
Encore
Sure Shot - Sarina Bowen

This is book #4, in the Brooklyn series, & #7, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these great series in order.

 

Bess is coming back to live in New York.  She had been here before for a brief time.  Where she met the sexiest man she had ever met.  Now, her plans are her focus.  To build hre business and keep her future on track.

 

Mark AKA "Tank" has come back to New York as well.  He has not planned the messes that keep him following him.  Newly single, he has to get used to a new team, and try not to feel like his reputation is falling apart.

 

This story was full of surprises.  I would read, turn the page, and be surprised again.  With an incredible series to keep up with, I was overjoyed this was a book that moved me deep down to my soul.  I loved the banter.  The friendships are sold, and the pace was nice and steady.  All around a solid and great read.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2020-04-28 04:11
Try
Swinging Strike - Kimberly Readnour

Cara switched schools to get away from the past that has caused so much pain it haunts her.  Now she is trying to focus on her studies and try to ignore the hard bodies that are in her classes.  She is here to finish her degree. And a side job of the secret rumor mill is an odd thing to have, but she took what she had to.

 

Braxton is immediately attracted to Cara.  He does not know why she is so standoffish to him.  Most women fall at his feet.  She interests him more than the other girls he knows.  He is a bit gun shy after his previous girlfriend and all her lies.  He wants an honest relationship, if there is such a thing. 

 

This book just kept popping out surprises!  I found it to be fast paced, interesting, and full of wonderful content.  The story was a deep and provocative.  With every turn of the page, I was sucked in just that much more. I cannot wait to read the next installment to this fun Cessna U Wildcats series.  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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text 2020-04-26 08:10
Blog Tour - Broken Warrior

 

Title: Broken Warrior

Series: The Weavers Circle #1

Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC

Release Date: April 24, 2020

Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 97,304

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance

 

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Synopsis:

 

Clay Green

 

A brotherhood? Monsters? Goddesses? Magic? The world has become a strange place. After a life on the run, Clay Green is rescued by a crazy old lady with a shotgun and an even crazier story about monsters, goddesses, and a secret brotherhood. Gifted with the power of the earth, Clay must locate his missing “brothers” before invading monsters can destroy everything. As if that’s not enough to contend with, Clay can’t keep his hands off the man trying to rebuild the plantation house he’s temporarily living in.

 

Dane Briggs

 

Something strange is going on… Dane knew restoring the old plantation house wasn’t going to be an easy job, but at least none of the clients were going to be underfoot. Since losing his wife and child, the only way Dane can keep going is to focus on the work. But that focus crumbles the second Clay appears covered in blood and barely hanging on to life. Mystery and danger cling to Clay and the other men who suddenly show up. A smart man would walk away. Dane chucks smart out the window in favor of hungry kisses and the silken slide of skin against skin. He doesn’t understand what’s happening, but there’s no question that Clay needs him. He’s just not sure his heart can survive being broken again if something happens to Clay. Broken Warrior is the first book in The Weavers Circle series. It includes fast-paced action, explosions, hurt/comfort, sexy times, animal shenanigans, wounded hearts, three crazy old ladies, and magic!

 

 

Excerpt:

 

“And were you attacked on your walk? Some kind of flying suckerfish? Because that’s definitely not a hickey on your neck,” Baer continued.

 

Grey lifted his mug of coffee to his lips again, but he paused long enough to agree.

 

“Definitely not a hickey.”

 

Without thinking, Clay slapped his hand to the spot Dane had sucked on during round one—or was it round three? Fuck, he’d come so many times last night, his balls should need a week to recover, but his dick was refusing to take orders from his brain or balls. The damn thing wanted to say “Fuck coffee” and crawl back into bed with Dane. Laughter rang out in the kitchen, and Clay groaned. He’d never had a roommate, but he sort of imagined this was what it was like. Fuck, when all six of them were in the plantation house, it would be like a goddamn frat house. Grabbing a mug out of the cabinet, Clay continued to ignore the duo at the table as he poured himself a cup of liquid sanity. He took his time, adding a little sugar, and then turned to the table. Before he took one step, he lifted a hand, and whatever Baer had been about to say stopped in his throat. “I won’t discuss it. Not one word,” Clay said firmly.

 

Baer’s shoulder’s slumped, and his mouth snapped shut. He looked like a sad puppy for all of two seconds before he was up and happy again. “I’m sure Grey is one of us,” Baer announced, moving on to an entirely new subject.

 

At least this was one Clay was willing to tackle, even if he wasn’t sure he had the brainpower for it yet. If anything, it gave him something to think about besides Dane. “Yeah, I kind of thought that last night too.” Clay settled into a chair across from Baer and Grey. He could use a long, hot shower and a clean set of clothes, but one look at the eager expression on Baer’s face and he knew the man would follow him to the bathroom to discuss this. He could do without them sharing the bathroom with him.

 

“When I saw him running with you toward the Jeep last night, I swear I got the weirdest feeling of déjà vu. I know we’ve done this all before. Well, maybe not at that club, but the running together, the fighting together.” Baer rested his forearms on the table and leaned forward. “Even when we got back to the house, I felt like I knew him. Known him my whole life.” “The same way you feel with me?”

 

Baer nodded.

 

Clay looked over at Grey, who had both hands wrapped around the dark-blue coffee mug resting on the table in front of him. A deep frown was pulling at the corners of his mouth and drawing lines between his thick eyebrows. Without the threat of death and destruction looming over their heads, Clay took a moment to actually look at the man. Gray hair highlighted his temples, and more of it flecked the closely trimmed beard lining his jaw and chin. He was paler than himself and Baer, as if he were more likely to spend long hours inside the house, but there was no missing the lean muscles that filled out his wrinkled button-down shirt. Maybe a swimmer. Or a runner. “What do you think?” Clay prodded when Grey remained silent.

 

“That this is all stupid, ridiculous, and utterly impossible,” Grey grumbled. His hands tightened on his mug, but he didn’t lift it back to his mouth.

 

“But?”

 

“I can’t deny I have the same feeling of déjà vu with both of you. Something-something inside of me keeps claiming that I know.”

 

Clay glanced over at Baer.

 

“Did you tell him?”

 

“Oh, he fucking told me so much,”

 

Grey answered for him with a rough bark of laughter. “Powers and goddesses and other dimensions with alien monsters trying to kill us so they can destroy the world. I heard plenty last night.”

 

Closing his eyes, Clay pinched the bridge of his nose and sighed heavily. Yeah, that was pretty much how it all sounded. Insane and impossible. That was his life now to a T. Opening his eyes again, he stared at Baer. “And you told him all this stone-cold sober?”

 

Baer’s chest puffed up and he grinned broadly at his friend. “No!”

 

Clay rolled his eyes.

 

“I found that cheap bottle of whiskey we lost. I think Jo hid it. But anyway, we killed that bottle, and I explained about the pestilents, Weavers, and the Circle.”

 

Clay looked over at Grey, waiting for his response on how the hell he took this information while loaded up on cheap whiskey.

 

“And then he turned into an ostrich,” Grey said in a deadpan voice.

 

“I was trying for a peacock. Something flashy,” Baer commented in a low voice. “Broke the coffee table.”

 

“I panicked!”

 

“You were drunk!” Clay shouted.

 

“Birds are hard,” Baer muttered under his breath, his eyes locked on his coffee mug in front of him in a pout.

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Meet the Author:

 

 Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

 

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