Advanced Book Review by Mel: The Painted Crown, by Megan Derr

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The Painted Crown, by Megan Derr
Series: Unbreakable Soldiers, Book #2
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: November 15, 2016

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Release Day Review: Ghosts, by Jackie Keswick


Ghosts, by Jackie Keswick
Series: The Power of Zero, Book 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 10, 2016)
Genres: Gay, M/M, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Buy Links: eBook (Publisher)

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keswick-ghostsJack Horwood doesn’t do families. Or Christmas. From the time his mother sold him to her pimp to the moment he walked out on the man he loved, Christmas has always been about change and painful choices. This year seems no different. Helping Daniel and Nico recover from their imprisonment and hunting down those responsible puts Jack in a frame of mind he doesn’t want to inflict on anyone. Least of all Gareth and the tentative relationship they’ve started to rebuild.

But Gareth, for whom Christmas is all about new beginnings, won’t let Jack take the easy way out. He makes him face his ghosts instead. Even when said ghosts invade their bedroom.

When Daniel’s parents are found, Jack is determined to settle the matter without involving Daniel at all. But fate decrees otherwise, and it’s Gareth who helps him finally understand that the strongest bonds are those forged together. Once he gets that, Jack can step up and make a decision designed to lay his ghosts to rest—for good.

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Advanced Book Review: Pain Slut, by J.A. Rock

rock-pain-slutPain Slut, by J.A. Rock
Series: The Subs Club, Book 2
Release Date: February 1, 2016

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Buy Link: Riptide Publishing

I received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Honestly, I’m ready to take a step back from the Subs Club. Making the kink world a safer place for subs is the sort of bandwagon I’d have boarded as an idealist in my early twenties, but now I’m a pragmatist in my late twenties.  I prefer to focus on adopting and raising a child.

But unexpected factors inevitably derail my plans. Like Drix Seger—attractive and the first genuine sadist I’ve encountered. If I were not in the process of renouncing my masochistic ways and becoming the normal, responsible potential father the adoption agency wants to see, Drix and I might do well together.

But he has a foolish name and belongs to a cult of vampyres, and I am quitting kink. So why does Drix’s infatuation with blood and biting make me so hot I can’t think straight? And why, when he looks at me, does he seem to see something beyond a basket case with a stick up my ass?

Can I start a new phase in my life without leaving part of myself behind? Please send help.


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