Book Reviews

Recent Release Review: Defiance (The Protectors #9) by Sloan Kennedy

Defiance (The Protectors, #9)


TITLE: Defiance

SERIES: The Protectors #9

AUTHOR: Sloane Kennedy

PUBLISHER: Sloane Kennedy

LENGTH: 316 Pages

RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2017

BLURB:  “All I ever wanted was to serve and protect my country. It ended up costing me everything …”

At 49, Vincent St. James has learned to live with the choices...Read More »

Recent Release Review: All In (Dreamspun Desires # 38) by Ava Drake

Reviewed by Kimberley


SERIES: Dreamspin Desires #38

AUTHOR: Ava Drake

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH: 178 pages

RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2017


A Wild Cards Novel

In crime, like in love, there can be no half measures….

Fashion model Zane Stryker needs money—badly. At almost thirty, his glory days are behind him, and he...Read More »

Book Review: The Awakening (Green Room #1) by JP Adkins

The Awakening (Green Room Series Book 1)

Reviewed by Becca


TITLE: The Awakening

SERIES: Green Room #1



LENGTH: 141 pages

RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2017


What would you do if you found out you were genetically a Vampire? Would you embrace...Read More »

Duo Release Day Review: Chasing Destiny (Silver Tip Pack #2) by Megan Erickson

Chasing Destiny (Silver Tip Pack, #2)

REVIEWED by Caroline and Jen B.

TITLE: Chasing Destiny

SERIES: Silver Tip Pack #2

AUTHOR: Megan Erickson

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 224 Pages

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2017

BLURB:  Some live on memories…

Almost dying during a pack uprising has a way of shaking things up. I’m no longer Mr. Laid Back now that...Read More »

Release Day Review: You Never Know by Mary Calmes

You Never Know

Reviewed by Cinnamon



TITLE: You Never Know

AUTHOR: Mary Calmes

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH: 200 pages

RELEASE DATE:  July 21, 2017


Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He’s going to live in his hometown, be everybody’s friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss...Read More »

Book Review: The Wizard by the Sea by Anna Wineheart

The Wizard by the Sea by [Wineheart, Anna]

Reviewed by Becca

TITLE: The Wizard by the Sea

AUTHOR: Anna Wineheart

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 282 pages

RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2017


On his tenth birthday, Connor trips over a wizard on the shore. Amidst glowing clovers and roses drawn in the sand, the wizard shelters him from the rain and promises to teach...Read More »

Flashback Friday Book Review: Hunted Guardian (The Shifters #7) by M.D. Grimm


Reviewed by Sarina


TITLE: Hunted Guardian

SERIES: The Shifters #7

AUTHOR: M.D. Grimm

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH: 140 pages

RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2014


The Shifters: Book Seven

In eighteenth-century Egypt, falcon shifter Con’s parents died attempting to keep powerful, ancient scrolls out of the hands of a monster. Now it falls to Con to keep...Read More »

Recent Release Review: All Wheel Drive (Bluewater Bay #18) by Z.A. Maxfield


Reviewed by Chris


TITLE:  All Wheel Drive

SERIES:  Bluewater Bay #18

AUTHOR:  Z.A. Maxfield

PUBLISHER:  Riptide Publishing

LENGTH:  326 pages

RELEASE DATE:  July 10, 2017


Healey Holly is battered, depressed, and looking to go to ground in his childhood home. He wants...Read More »

New Release Review: Dark Needs (Dark Duet #1) by Maris Black

Dark Needs (Dark Duet #1)


TITLE: Dark Needs

SERIES: Dark Duet #1

AUTHOR: Maris Black

PUBLISHER: Maris Black

LENGTH: 140 Pages

RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2017


When Gavin and Bain Murphy go off to film school, they soon learn that their feelings run deeper than just brotherly affection.


This...Read More »

Recent Release Review: Depth of Field (Last Chance #1) by Riley Hart

Depth of Field (Last Chance, #1)

Reviewed by Amber


TITLE: Depth of Field

SERIES: Last Chance #1

AUTHOR: Riley Hart

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 230 Pages

RELEASE DATE: July 12th, 2017


Shane Wallace has made a decent life for himself in Last Chance. He built his own home on his mom’s property to take care of her, owns an automotive repair shop, and when he wants...Read More »

Book Review: McShayne’s Dragon (McShayne’s Bloodline #1) by Nicole Dennis

McShayne's Dragon (McShayne's Bloodline Book 1) by [Dennis, Nicole]

Reviewed by PizzyGirl

TITLE: McShayne’s Dragon

SERIES: McShayne’s Bloodline #1

AUTHOR: Nicole Dennis


LENGTH: 70 pages

RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2017


Betrayed, Morric McShayne, a bloodline elemental witch, wakes during a lightning storm, bound to a post – the latest sacrifice to appease a dragon. He swears to survive as the last...Read More »

Review: Sons of Earth (Sons of Outlaws Book 1) by James Cox

Sons of ouitlaw book cover

Reviewed by Roberta

TITLE: Sons of Earth     

SERIES: Sons of Outlaws Book 1

AUTHOR: James Cox

PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing

LENGTH: 83 pages

Release Date: October 18, 2016


Twenty years after the Outlaw MC series, their children may not know the cost of war but they will know terror when Mars starts to reject humanity.

President...Read More »

Release Day Review: Found at the Bookstore by Christi Snow

Found at the Bookstore (Found # 2)

Reviewed by Cinnamon


TITLE: Found at the Bookstore

SERIES: Found Book 2

AUTHOR: Christi Snow

PUBLISHER: self published

LENGTH: 279 pages

RELEASE DATE:  July 19, 2017


After suffering a traumatic brain injury the final football game his senior year in high school, Ryder Garrett’s life was never normal again. Most days he’s happy when he...Read More »

Book Review: Orientation by Rick R Reed


Reviewed by Tammy


TITLE: Orientation

AUTHOR: Rick R Reed


LENGTH: 249 pages

RELEASE DATE: 25 March 2017


A novel about reincarnation and love

Christmas, 1983: Robert is a young man tending to his soul mate Keith, who is dying from AIDS. Robert tries valiantly to make this a...Read More »

Book Review: Just Hanging Out by Lillian Francis

Just Hanging Out

Reviewed by Amber

TITLE: Just Hanging Out

AUTHOR: Lillian Francis

PUBLISHER: Finally Love Press

  • Reviewed by Cinnamon


TITLE: Finnegan’s Promise

Reviewed by Dan


TITLE: Ripples

SERIES: The Blake Harte Mysteries #3

AUTHOR: Robert Innes

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 209 pages

RELEASE DATE:  May 7, 2017


When Detective Sergeant Blake Harte is given the opportunity of a relaxing week away at a spa manor, he jumps at the opportunity. He can take one person with him –...Read More »

Release Day Review: The Sumage Solution (San Andreas Shifters #1) by G.L. Carriger


Reviewed by Chris


TITLE:  The Sumage Solution

SERIES:  San Andreas Shifters #1

AUTHOR:  G.L. Carriger

PUBLISHER:  Self-Published

LENGTH:  314 pages

RELEASE DATE:  July 18th, 2017


Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage?

NYT bestseller Gail Carriger, writing as G....Read More »

Book Review: Crossroads: A Quest For Love by James Lee Hard

Crossroads: A Quest For Love

Reviewed by Kat


TITLE: Crossroads: A Quest For Love

AUTHOR: James Lee Hard

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 159 pages

RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2017


Ethan has spent his entire life not wanting to admit that he’s gay. He didn’t feel like he had a choice. His mother has been clear, since he was a...Read More »

Short Story Review: Undercover Blue by Hayden West

Undercover Blue

Reviewed by Donna


TITLE: Undercover Blue

AUTHOR: Hayden West

PUBLISHER: Twisted E-Publishing

LENGTH: Short Story

RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2017


Justin Sanders is a detective working undercover to avenge the death of his partner and bring down one of the largest crime families in the country—the Morettis. Hard to get inside and harder to...Read More »

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