GA Reviews – Prying Ears by Craftingmom


Welcome to another GA Review post. My story review this week is Prying Ears by Craftingmom. To find out more about Craftingmom see my first review staring her.

What No One Sees

Prying Ears by Craftingmom


Colt overhears his newly adopted son Ryan talking with his friend, and he becomes very concerned about their plans for the evening.

This story involves characters from my previous Anthology story, Exhaling the Past–Colt, Ryan, and Shane.  It is not necessary to read that one first, but it may give you a bit of insight into this one.

My Review:

This short made me laugh at the end. Colt shouldn’t be eavesdropping outside Ryan’s room. Of course, he takes what he hears completely the wrong way and ends up looking rather stupid.

A funny short to cheer you p on a dreary day.

A well-written read 4*s

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Book review – The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts Book 1) by Charlie cochet


Soldati Hearts: Book One

One moment Riley Murrough is living a normal life working in a coffee shop, and the next he’s running for his life from demons, learns he bears the mark of a shape-shifter king from a magical realm, and—worst of all—he’s destined to become the mated prince to the arrogant tiger shifter he would rather strangle.

Khalon, the shifter king, is equally distraught at the idea of being bound to a human prince, and along with his Soldati warriors, he sets out to return Riley to his own world where he belongs. On their journey they might discover why the priestess brought them together—if they can escape the demons and make it to her alive.

My Review

This story made me roll my eyes.

A king who thinks he knows better than fate and a human that is dropped into a new world with no warning.

I wanted to punch King Khalon. Humans are week. Humans can’t mate with a shifter. Humans aren’t good enough. This was the impression Khalon gave when he decided to take his mate home instead of claiming him.

The point when the Goddess steps in and tells Khalon his mate was chosen for a reason and he had no right to question it was when I was yelling “Yes” at the book.

A story of discovery and a great introduction to a new series from one of my favourite authors.

As always a highly recommended read 5*s

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KU Book Review – Demons Don’t Dream (Demonic Tales Book 1) by Hannah Walker


Being the Terran ambassador assigned to Kenistal, the Demon home world, is not a particularly easy posting. Caris Dealyn wants nothing more than to get this assignment done so he can continue searching for his missing Avanti friends. But first, he needs to solve the mystery surrounding the last ambassador’s disappearance, while navigating the Demon court with all its whisperings of plots and betrayals. It’s not such a bad job, if he could keep his attention on work and not on the prince who seems to distract him just by being near.
Prince Dasalin Kan’erkit is busy running the kingdom in his father’s absence, but not so busy he doesn’t notice the new Ambassador. Caris gets under his skin like no one else before, which is quite a feat considering Dasa’s demonically tough scales.
The attraction between them is undeniable, and when events throw them together, sparks fly. They can’t get enough of each other. But there are forces at work that wish to keep them apart. In a fight for their survival, the two must figure out which demonic faction is behind the plot and protect not only themselves, but the people they have both vowed to serve.

My review

I loved the humor in this book, so much so, I’ve read this series several times.

The big bad demon and the human ambassador. You’d think the dynamics would be obvious, right? Wrong.

Dasa has no idea how to handle Caris and it shows. He’s nervous and unsure around the ambassador, which sometimes means he’s an idiot as well.

Caris, on the other hand, has his own problems. Every time he’s anywhere near Dasa he becomes a bumbling klutz; tripping over thin air, forgetting what he needs to say and other such embarrassing things.

The two of them stumble along and just seem to be making it work until other things start to interfere.

It is a tale of court intrigue, love, and family.

Highly recommended 4*s


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GA Review – Exhaling the Past by Craftingmom


Welcome to another GA Review post. My story review this week is Finding the Line by Craftingmom. To find out more about Craftingmom see my first review staring her.

What No One Sees

Exhaling the Past by Craftingmom


He was just another kid on the street, a kid that had nothing left–no home, no future, no hope. He was my past. And I was going to become his future.

My first anthology submission–for the “Blurred Edges” theme.  Hope you like it!

My Review:


This short story is basically all one scene But, that one scene hits quite a punch to the reader. In one scene we get to know that the Colt has regrets from his past and he is hoping to not make what he sees as the same mistake again. We find out that Ryan is in a position no one would want to see a child in. and lastly, we see the war going on with Colt, between his job and his conscience.

I would like to hope that any decent person would make the same choice as Colt does.

A very well written read 4*s

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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 6.2

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Hi Everyone  (I found a new emoji website and am having fun playing 🙂 )

Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs. All comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.

Chapter 6.2

Meg insisted everyone call her grandma and by the time the kits woke up from their nap Simon was fully up to date.

Simon sighed. “So, we have a rogue witch to worry about. As well as hunters and maybe the vamp who changed me. Have I missed anyone?”

Kitryn shook his head while dishing up the kits’ food. “No, that sounds about right. We need to work out a plan. My group may be gone, but what if this witch targets other shifters or paranormals? And we need to make sure the hunters haven’t managed to track us at all. I don’t want the kits to be in danger.”

“The kits will be fine.” Meg interrupted.  “Between Mine and Fran’s powers, we should be able to steer us clear of most danger.”

“Most danger isn’t all danger,” Kitryn insisted.

“No one can stay away from all danger dear.” Simon tried not to chuckle when Meg patted Kitryn on the cheek like he was still a kit. His chuckle turned into a scowl when Meg ruffled his hair on her way past him, causing Kitryn to laugh at him.

Simon had a sudden thought. “Kitryn, are you sure no one else survived the attack on your home? You survived, maybe others did.”

Kitryn frowned. “Although I agree that I can’t know for certain. I think I would have met up with any survivors when we escaped. There were only so many ways out of our territory.”

Simon shrugged. “Well, it’s something to keep in mind.”

Once everyone had finished eating they moved to the living area, so the kits could play, and the adults could sit warm by the fire.

“I think the first thing we need to do is to make sure our young vamp here is educated on feeding and the ways of his kind.” Meg sent a smile at Simon.

“Yes, please.” Simon wanted to know everything he could about what he now was. “I need to know what can hurt me. I mean should I avoid garlic? Holy water? I need to know how to not hurt anyone else unintentionally. What should I be eating? How often? My questions are endless.”

“Calm down young one,” Meg laughed. “Let’s start with food. That’s the easiest.

“As you already know you need blood. You can eat normal food too—and no you don’t have to avoid garlic—but it won’t satisfy you for long. Being a new vamp you will need to feed little and often. You mustn’t let yourself get as hungry as you did this last time. If you had been alone you could have gone into the bloodlust. Then you would have either starved to death or drained the first being to cross your path. Kit said you’d been living off animal blood. That will work but you’ll need more. It’s something to do with the composition of the blood. Kit and I will be able to keep you fed as long as you listen to us and do as we say until you get a better sense of your own body. We won’t allow you to hurt anyone.”

She waited until Simon gave a rather overwhelmed nod before continuing. “Not much can hurt a vamp. Holy water and garlic are myths. So are wooden stakes. There are only three ways to kill a vamp. The first is to drain the vamp of blood, so they in effect starve. This is a dangerous thing to try because the vamp is most likely to just attack and drain their attacker to heal and live. The second is to puncture their heart. Any type of solid material will work; wood, metal, etc. The only rule is it must remain in the heart until the vamp turns to dust. If it is removed it gives the vamp tie to heal. The last is beheading. Anything else a vamp can heal from before the attacker has a chance to finish them, beheading is final.”

Simon was sure his mouth as hanging open. “So, I just have to avoid being drained, getting stabbed in the heart, or being beheaded?”

“Yep,” Meg replied happily, making a popping sound on the P.

Simon shook his head, he had a feeling his life was going to be anything other than boring for the foreseeable future.


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Book Review – Hell and High Water by Charlie Cochet

Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance, Shifters
Length: Novel
Published: July 7th 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632160126
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632160119

Book One of the THIRDS Series

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.




I own this is EBook, and Audible book (I did have the paperback but I lent it to a friend and she conveniently can’t find it, so I’ve got to replace it).

This is a great introduction to the Thirds universe. You get to meet all the main characters and I immediately fell in love with Dex.

Dex is loveable, but at the same time, you want to clap your hand over his mouth to stop him saying something you know is going to get him into trouble.

Sloane pulled at my heartstrings. He is a torn man. Not just between his attraction to Dex and the rules of no fraternization, but between his lost lover and his new fascination.

By the end of this book you will want to move straight onto the next, and the next, and the…Well, you get my meaning.

As always a highly recommended read 5*s


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madison_parker_MG_4277-WEB800Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.


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KU Book Review – Corin’s Chance (Avanti Chronicles Book 1) by Hannah Walker


Posted to some stars awful cruiser, Dr. Corin Talovich hoped to serve his time quietly and get on with his life, but fate stepped in and decided otherwise.
Crashing into an unknown planet was the last thing Corin expected. With only his friend, Lieutenant Commander Tate Riven, by his side, they face the unexplored world and new enemies bravely, leading them to the Derin Clan, where they’re welcomed by the leader’s son.
Kel isn’t sure about the strange men, but he isn’t about to send them away, especially when the bond between Corin and himself is something he can’t ignore.
When another clan wages an attack, Kel is forced to make some hard choices which nearly costs him everything he holds dear. Together, with their allies, Corin and Kel fight, focusing on the future they desire, knowing failure not only dooms their love, but also those around them. Side by side, they work to destroy the evil threatening to keep them apart and becoming the family both men desire.
**This book contains relationships and sexual encounters between two men **

My Review

I fell in love with Corin’s character in this. He is a cute mixture of shy and assertive. When someone is hurt no one gets in the way of him treating them. He commands respect and absolute obedience. But, when it comes to his personal life he is insecure and needs more self-confidence.

He puts up with a lot in this story. He shouldn’t have been assigned to the Delphin in the first place, just because he upset the wrong person. Then the ship is destroyed and he ends up on a strange planet with Tate who is injured. He has to get them help and keep his friend alive.

Then in comes Kel. When I first got to know Kel my first thought was he needed to grow a backbone. He needed to stand up to his father and tell the old man to take a hike. As I got to know his father I saw how the bastard controlled those around him. I was more inclined to understand Kel then.

Of course, the surprise that comes along is well received by all and brings all the men in the group closer together.

Read this great story for tears, laughter, and more 4*s


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