Audiobook Review ~ The Demon’s in the Detail by Meghan Maslow

Summary

The Demon’s in the Detail

Can a sexy demon really spin straw into gold?

Poe Dupin, raven shifter and thief extraordinaire, is in trouble with a capital ‘T.’ Not only did he get his wing caught in the cookie jar during his latest heist, but his loser stepdad, the alpha, seems determined to run their roost into the ground. And Baltimore is many things, but forgiving is not on the list.

When his stepdad puts the roost in peril, Poe sees no choice but to bargain with Charm City’s only demon, Tommy Tittoti. Rumors are that Tommy eats the souls of those foolish enough to try. Three strikes and you’re out. But really, Poe wasn’t using his soul anyway. And if it saves his roost? Worth it.

Tommy isn’t what Poe expects. Demon – huge, horned, hairy, and scary, right? Nope. Blond, gorgeous, with a bubble butt, and a lilting drawl that beckons Poe to come play. Total hookup-app fantasy material. Even if he is a murder twink.

Poe’s no angel, but Tommy…well he’s more devil than demon. Yet, Poe just can’t seem to keep his feathers out of the fire. As one bargain turns into two, and then a third tragedy strikes the ravens, Poe finds himself falling for a guy who may very literally be the death of him. Or maybe the flames will burn them both.

The Demon’s in the Details is a fast-paced roller coaster of a romance with a guaranteed HEA and lots of steam. Shenanigans include: a gold object that is definitely not a ring, a best friend who’s trigger-happy, and a demon who’s got a few surprises up his, uh, sleeve.

Previously published in the Fables Retold Anthology. Around 60,000 words. No new content has been added.

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5+++ Stars!!!

This book was just what I needed! So, I was a little hungover after my last read and I needed something different, so I decided to listen to this book even if it wasn’t its turn yet in my reading schedule. Let me tell you… best decision ever!

I absolutely adored Tommy, he was so much fun, and even if we don’t get his POV, he wore his heart on his sleeve for everyone but oblivious Poe to see. LOL. And Poe, well, he was definitely my favorite, but how could he not be with how responsible, supportive, sarcastic, self-deprecating, and downright amazing he was? Tommy and Poe were soooo great together, hot and sweet, and everything in between.

I loved Kennedy, Poe’s best friend, she was bada**, the twins and Ollie. And I hated Ethan and Brigs with the fire of a thousand suns and was more than happy with their comeuppance. Hahaha

The combination between Meghan Maslow’s words and Greg Boudreaux was exceptional. I laughed out loud several times, I found myself crying at others, and I absolutely loved every single moment of this fabulous story. I wouldn’t mind reading more in this ‘verse, Garrett and Ollie also need a story. Hell, I’ll even read Kennedy and Abel’s even if I don’t read all that much MF any longer.

Definitely recommendable!

Audiobook Review ~ The Half Wolf by Jay Northcote

The Half Wolf

By: Jay Northcote

Narrated by: Hamish Long

Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins

Release date: 06-24-21

 

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Blurb

Mate, family, pack, home… Can Quinn and Kellan have it all?

Quinn grew up feeling out of place in the small town he calls home. Yearning for something he can’t name, he’s always felt different but never known why.

Kellan is part of a nomadic shifter pack. When they set up camp in the woods near Quinn’s town, the humans are unwelcoming and suspicious of the newcomers. The moment Kellan catches sight – and scent – of Quinn, he knows Quinn is special. But for the first time in his life, Kellan can’t trust his instincts. Quinn is human, and Kellan is a wolf shifter, so how can they ever be mates?

Their bond is instant and exhilarating. It breaks Quinn’s heart to know their relationship can only be temporary. Love isn’t enough when pack law forbids shifters to mate with humans. Tension explodes between pack and humans, and when Quinn discovers a shocking truth about himself that changes everything, he fears he’ll have to choose between the only life he’s ever known and the man he loves.

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New Release Audiobook Review ~ Better To Believe by Andy Gallo

TITLE: Better to Believe

SERIES: Harrison Campus

AUTHOR: Andy Gallo

NARRATOR: Nick J. Russo

COVER ARTIST: Cate Ashwood

RELEASE DATE7-13-21

LENGTH: 5hours 50 minutes

TROPES: Brother’s Best Friend; Nerd/Jock

HEAT: medium/low

BLURB:

Fall for your best friend’s brother, just don’t break his heart.

Coury Henderson has wanted to play professional baseball since he threw his first pitch. If he’s drafted, he’s off to Tiny Town, USA to earn his ticket to the majors. But a freak injury threatens to derail his dream. If that weren’t enough, his graduation is in jeopardy. Physical therapy might solve the first hurdle, but he’ll need a tutor who is aces in science to solve the second.

A tutor like Liam, his best friend’s little brother.

But when did Liam grow up to be such a hottie?

Liam Wright has crushed on his brother’s best friend since he was twelve. He jumps at the chance to tutor Coury and spend time alone together.

Not that anything could happen between them . . . as nice as Coury is to him, jocks don’t go for nerds.

So why does everything they do feel like a date?

Better to Believe” is a best friend’s brother-to-lovers, nerd-jock, slow-burn M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA. This new adult, college age novel can be read as a standalone. The Harrison Campus series can be read in any order.

 

BUY LINKS:

US:

https://www.audible.com/…/Better-to-Believe…/B0998BRZ29

UK:

https://www.audible.co.uk/…/Better-to…/B0997ZD3HT

And now Australia:

https://www.audible.com.au/…/Better-to…/B0997VXWJS

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Audiobook Reviews ~ Nothing Special Boxset (Books 1-5) by A.E. Via

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Nothing Special Series Box Set, Books 1-5
By: A.E. Via
Narrated by: Aiden Snow
Series: Nothing Special Series, Book 1-5

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Publisher’s Summary

A bundle of the award-winning Nothing Special series by internationally best-selling author A. E. Via.

To be accepted into the most notorious narcotics task force on the East Coast is an incredible honor. A rogue collection of the most feared and unorthodox detectives, independent of standard departmental jurisdiction. Headed up by two of the baddest lieutenants with the Atlanta Police Department – Cashel “God” Godfrey and Leonidis Day.

“We were a unit tonight, moving as one. Even apart, we are deadly, but when combined – we are f–kin’ unstoppable.” (God)

Set contains books one through five:

  1. Nothing Special (God and Day)
  2. Embracing His Syn (Detective Corbin Sydney and Furious Barkley)
  3. Here Comes Trouble (Detectives Mark Ruxsberg and Chris Green)
  4. Don’t Judge (Detective Austin Michaels and Bounty Hunter, Judge Josephson)
  5. Nothing Special V (Detectives Edwin Steele and Shawn Murphy, “Tech”)

©2014 A.E. Via (P)2020 Tantor

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Audiobook Review ~ True Mate by Patricia Logan

New Release Review:
True Mate by Patricia Logan


Prosper Woods Chronicles, Book 1

When I moved to Prosper Woods, California a couple of weeks ago, I’d had big plans for a quiet life. Let’s just say, things haven’t exactly turned out the way I expected they would. For one thing, as new sheriff, I hadn’t planned on investigating a murder the day after my arrival. For another thing, no one told me supernatural creatures existed. I didn’t believe it at first, but when Vincent Lasco suddenly smiled at me with a mouth full of fangs, things got interesting.

Quiet small town life indeed!

The moment I decided to take Sheriff Romeo Harmon home for a roll in the sheets, I knew hiding my true nature was a huge mistake. Then again, things never turn out the way I expect. The simple life of anonymity I’d hoped to have in Prosper Woods has blown up in my face in the most poetic and spectacular way. Not only that, the guy isn’t even aware that he has secrets of his own. How a guy could have lived all his life not knowing what he was, seems nearly impossible but in his case, I know it’s true.

Supernaturals are everywhere!

The town of Prosper Woods has a couple of new residents who at first glance, seem very unsuited for small town life. Before long, though, I realized they were right for the town… probably the only right thing about this weird place. Surprisingly, they fit right in.

Things are about to get interesting!

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Audiobook Review ~ Tops Up Bottoms Down by Jay Northcote

Buy Links: Amazon US Amazon UK
 
Length: 23,000 words approx
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Blurb

Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?

A much shorter version of this story was originally published in the Not Quite Shakespeare Anthology by Dreamspinner Press. This version has been revised and extended. Almost half of it is new content.

Audiobook Review ~ Auckland Med Series by Jay Hogan

• First Impressions

• Series: Auckland Med, Book 1

• By: Jay Hogan

• Narrated by: Gary Furlong

• Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins

• Unabridged Audiobook

• Release date: 12-03-20

• Language: English

• Publisher: Jay Hogan

• Categories: LGBTQ+, Romance

Publisher’s Summary

Michael:

Two years ago, I made a mistake, a big one. Then I added a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life, but I survived. Now I have the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in NZ. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to rebuild my life. But I’m taking a new set of rules with me.

I don’t do relationships.

I don’t do commitment.

I don’t do white picket fences.

And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world.

Josh:

One thing for certain, Dr. Michael Oliver is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I barely survived the last one of those. He might be gorgeous, but my daughter takes number one priority. I won’t risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain-in-the-arse parents.

I don’t have time for games.

I don’t have time for taking chances.

I don’t have time for more complications in my life.

And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.

©2018 Jay Hogan (P)2020 Jay Hogan

 

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Audiobook Review: Throne Together (Rosavia Royals #3) by Zoe Dawn (Review)

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Throne Together by Zoe Dawn

Welcome to the tiny European country of Rosavia, where roses ramble over alpine slopes and princes fall for the men of their dreams. Every Rosavia Royals book happens simultaneously, so books can be read on their own, or in any order… but keep an eye out for familiar faces around the palace!

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Throne Together By Zoe Dawn

Rosavia Royals, Book 3

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A pining prince needs a second chance at love.

Prince Julius has only ever wanted one man. Raised alongside Prince Dante of Thedes, the two were inseparable until their unspoken mutual attraction ignited into a single passionate encounter. Convinced that it ruined their friendship, Julius retreated to his duties in Rosavia, where he daydreams of another chance to win Dante’s heart. After four years apart, fate brings Prince Julius back to Thedes. He offers Dante a coveted invitation: return to the Rosavian palace for ten days, and be his plus-one to the Royal Ball of the century. Before long, they realize one night of passion wasn’t enough, and they can’t imagine losing each other again. As the clock ticks down to the ball, Julius catches wind of Dante’s family meddling, and he must decide if their feelings are real or if they’ve both been played. Were they always meant for each other, or is it all an illusion that will melt away at midnight?

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Audiobook Reviews ~ Heart by Garrett Leigh

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Publisher’s Summary:

Cornish pastry chef Seb Wright dreads the summer tourist season. The cash injection to his artisan fudge pantry is more than welcome, the extra work, less so. Then one summer, a shadowy Good Samaritan catches his eye. Irish traveler Dex is bewitching, a beautiful sullen enigma who turns Seb’s world upside down until he disappears in the night, vanishing like a mystical summer rain.  

Twelve months later, Dex is in the midst of a dark storm. A slave to his master, “Uncle” Braden, he spends his days cleaning caravans and his nights working in Braden’s other businesses. His short summer with Seb seems a lifetime ago. Lost in the savage violence of the murky underworld, he doesn’t dare dream he’ll ever find his way back, until one night, a brutal crime opens the door for a chance escape. A new life beckons, old faces emerge, and immersed in the heady vibe of London’s East End, new love begins to heal his fractured heart.

©2014 Garrett Leigh (P)2020 Garrett Leigh

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Audiobook Reviews ~ My Mate Jack and Lucky Man by Garrett Leigh

My Mate Jack: A Heated Beat Story

 

Will Barter’s been in love with his best mate, Jack, for as long as he can remember. They’ve shared everything: love, life, laughs, even Will’s first kiss. But Jack’s straight, and Will’s long-buried infatuation means nothing until their last summer together draws to a close.

Then one night, everything changes, but with Will bound for university in Leeds and Jack for his dream DJ job in Ibiza, there’s no time to explore their blurred lines. Before long, all that’s left are secrets, lies, and misunderstandings.

In the months that follow, anger and hurt overshadow 15 years of friendship, and Will must dig deep to remember Jack is his mate…his best mate, and nothing matters more than that, right?

 

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Audiobook Review ~ Second Helpings by Brandon Witt

Second Helpings

By: Brandon Witt

Narrated by: Drew Bacca

Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins

Release date: 09-03-20

Publisher’s Summary:

After escaping to New York City, Issac Reynolds returns to his small Ozark hometown for his 20-year high school reunion. While there, old ghosts emerge and threaten the emotional safety distance provided. As fate would have it, his long lost love, Grant Atkins, attends the reunion as well and challenge Issac’s emotions in an entirely different way….

This 23K word novella takes place in the setting of The Shattered Door and Then the Stars Fall, but is a stand-alone.

 

©2020 Brandon Witt, Wings of Ink Publications (P)2020 Brandon Witt, Wings of Ink Publications

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Audiobook Reviews ~ Pretty In Pink by Jay Northcote

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Narrated by Hamish Long – Length: 5h 44m

 

Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy—and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.

Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes—normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.

Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.

Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest—first with themselves, and then with each other.

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

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Audiobook Review ~ Redemption by Garrett Leigh

Author: Garrett Leigh

Narrator: Dan Calley

Release Date: August 17, 2020

Listening Length: 6 hours and 26 minutes

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Reformed gangster Luis falls hard for his boss. When friendship turns to love, it’s up to Paolo to convince him second chances are worth the pain. 

Luis Pope is back on the street after a six-year stretch in prison, but life on the outside seems just out of reach, especially when the whole neighborhood knows his face for all the wrong reasons.

Paolo’s temper makes it hard to keep staff, and he knows Luis’ rep all too well. But his nonno believes in redemption, and Luis isn’t the tough guy Paolo remembers. Prison has left its mark, inside and out, and all the kindness in the world can’t fix the three inch scar on Luis’s skull.

And it can’t keep ghosts locked up. Luis is the best worker Paolo’s ever had, and Luis is happier than he’s ever been. But his old life doesn’t want to stay in the past. Trouble comes to call, and when it makes him an offer he can’t refuse, keeping Paolo safe hurts the most.

Redemption is an angsty, stand-alone M/M romance novel, with second chances, found family, friends-to-lovers, and buckets of hurt/comfort themed loveliness.

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Audiobook Review: Where Love Grows by Jay Northcote

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Narrated by Hamish Long

Length: 6h 54m

 

When two broken men look to each other for help, an unexpected romance blooms.

Stephen’s home, deep in the heart of the Welsh valleys, suits his reclusive nature. However, as he recovers from illness, he’s struggling to manage alone. As nature reclaims the land he’s poured his heart into cultivating, he becomes increasingly unhappy. His only outlet is his blog, where he documents the decline of the garden that had been his pride and joy.

He was a high-flyer, living and working in London, until addiction sent him into free fall. Now on the road to recovery, he still wants to make some changes, but he’s unsure where to find the purpose and fulfilment he craves.

A mutual acquaintance suggests Luke visits Stephen to help him out for a while, and a seed of hope is planted. From prickly beginnings, shoots of friendship emerge, blossoming into a deeper connection when they act on their mutual attraction.

This was only ever supposed to be a temporary arrangement, and soon Stephen will be able to manage on his own again. But both men need each other in ways they’re afraid to admit. If their love is going to last for more than one season, they’ll need to find the courage to be honest.

This audiobook is a standalone with a satisfying happy ending.

 

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Audiobook Review ~ The Engineer (Magic & Steam #1) by C.S. Poe

Title: The Engineer

Book #: 1

Series: Magic & Steam

Author: C.S. Poe

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Genre: Steampunk, gay romance

Narrator: Declan Winters

Length: 2 hours and 34 minutes

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Blurb:

1881—Special Agent Gillian Hamilton is a magic caster with the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam. He’s sent to Shallow Grave, Arizona, to arrest a madman engineer known as Tinkerer, who’s responsible for blowing up half of Baltimore. Gillian has handled some of the worst criminals in the Bureau’s history, so this assignment shouldn’t be a problem. But even he’s taken aback by a run-in with the country’s most infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly.

Gunner is also stalking Shallow Grave in search of Tinkerer, who will stop at nothing to take control of the town’s silver mines. Neither Gillian nor Gunner are willing to let Tinkerer hurt more innocent people, so they agree to a very temporary partnership.

If facing illegal magic, Gatling gun contraptions, and a wild engineer in America’s frontier wasn’t enough trouble for a city boy, Gillian must also come to terms with the reality that he’s rather fond of his partner. But even if they live through this adventure, Gillian fears there’s no chance for love between a special agent and outlaw.

 

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