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UPCOMING BLOG TOUR ON MAY: "COMING IN" BY MICHELLE OGILVY

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We are expecting a very hot May, here, in Reviews for Book Lovers!
"Coming In" by Michelle Ogilvy, will be released on May 15, 2017 by NineStar Press.

Thanks to Indigo Marketing & Design, I have the ARC already, so I am really excited to put my hands in this MM Romance involving two bisexual friends. I hope to have my review very soon and share the write up with all of you!

And we also have the date for the Blog Tour! it will be on May 17. In the meanwhile, to make our mouths water, here we have the exciting BLURB:
Jay and Adam have been sharing a flat, and a bed, since they moved down to Adelaide after high school a couple of years ago. Neither man considers himself gay or mentions the sexual nature of their friendship to anyone else.

Their arrangement doesn’t stop Jay from casually dating random women he meets through work and both men seem happy with the way things are. That is, until Adam meets April, a damsel in distress that latches herself onto Adam in a way that …

UPCOMING BLOG TOUR: BELIEVE IN THE WISH, BY CHRISTI SNOW

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On May 11, 2017 we have a New Release in MM Romance. It is an Enemies to Lovers story and I can´t wait to read it and tell you everything about it.

I expect my review will be ready before  May 19, day of the BLOG TOUR! but, in the meanwhile here we have the BLURB:

I buried my twin sister six months after she found out she had cancer. Her funeral was three months ago. Today is our birthday and it started with delivery of letters from her.

It seems she didn’t trust me to move on after her death. She knows me too well. But how can I go on when my other half is just...gone? That’s not something I can recover from with a snap of my fingers. But I also can’t ignore her instructions even though I’d be perfectly content to cuddle up with my buddy, Johnnie Walker, and call it a year.

She has a list of things for me to do and there are rules attached.

There’s one major problem besides the fact it’s been three months since I left the house. I have to do all these things with her jerk of an ex, H…

A bit long but a recommended read.Good start for the Skin Deep Inc. Series

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Back Piece by L.A. Witt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this new book by LA Witt, a tattoo artist with some baggage, and an inexperienced Navy man, guilty about his sexuality because of the way he's been raised, cross paths in life, connecting two complete different worlds and personalities.

At first, everything is sex between them, mostly because of Colin and his "I don't do relationships". Daniel's naivety and inexperience makes him go with the flow, following Colin's lead

And when they start to have sex so early in the story I thought "oh no, please, not too many gratuitous sex scenes , don't make me skip pages and drop stars, please, please..." But fortunately, my concern was unfounded. There is too much sex, that's true, but I started developing some kind of closeness with the couple while something was growing between them.

I liked that the characters were pretty real and imperfect. Daniel lived in an oppressive environment that made him th…

NEWS: Tease, by Ella Frank.

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We could say this is one of the most expected books in MM Romance. A fourth book in the Temptation Series by Ella Frank.

Yes, Dear Readermore from Logan and Tate! And it seems that there will be two more books after this one.
You can´t wait, right? Well, you don´t have to do it for long, since Tease´s Expected Publication is on May 9!

Take a look on Goodreads: Temptation (6 books)

Here we have Cover and Blurb:


BLURB: Tease - verb: to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without intending to satisfy it....unless your name is Tate Morrison.

It’s been four years since Logan Mitchell walked into Tate’s life and irrevocably changed it. Four years since the sexy as sin lawyer dared him to try, and four years since Tate won his love.

Now, as they approach the next chapter of their lives Logan is determined they won’t end up like many of their friends. Settled. Domestic. Boring. However, that’s easier said than done. With busy careers and working odd hours, finding time …

Release this month in M/F Romance: Black Dagger Brotherhood. J.R Ward talks about vampires

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This is one of my favorites vampire's series of all time. It has an astonishing world, great characters and a very attractive atmosphere that drugs you in. If you are a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan, you are in luck this month with this new installment. I haven't read it yet and I'm so excited! If you are not a fan but you love vampires stories, with sexy characters and great action, you are also lucky because you have a lot of books in this series to read beside this one and, believe me, they are gooood!
So here you can check my read shelf containing this great series: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/19380470-vir?utf8=✓&search%5Bquery%5D=Black+dagger
And if you love (and you will) the BDB universe,we have a spinoff! I'm talking about "The Black Dagger Legacy",  and though I haven't start this one yet, it comes with great recommendations. This new series has two released books and a third is coming on 2018, so we have plenty of time to read it!  …

My Review Policy

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I read two kind of books:

-The books I own. Old or new I read them at my own pace and then review what I think about them. I'll rate these stories according to my rating system (my very emotional but also estructured rating system). Always honest, always my own opinion based on what they made me feel. I post here from DNF (did not finish) to the high rate (5 stars)

- The books I get freely from authors or publishers, via blog, Netgalley, Indigo... those are received for free in exchange for an honest review. Not a good one, just an unbiased one. And in this case I review them within the next 3 weeks after receiving the book. The rating system is the same but I don't post the arc's reviews the same way I post my own: I am not publishing on this blog those requested reviews with less than 2 stars. So, reviews from DNF books to 1.5 stars will be posted only on Godreads. Why? Because I think that bad promo is unnecessary and we are talking here about books that has been given to…

Luke and Dominic: the favorite couple of many. A winner for me!

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Fast Connection by Megan Erickson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book two in the Cyberlove Series. This is the story of Luke and Dominic, two bisexual guys who apparently has nothing in common, except for both being veterans.
This is a book about a man who has to face a new life full of insecurities, and another man who doesn't know how to balance family and boyfriend in the same world. This is a highly recommend M/M love story.

"Hell yeah! Bisexual squad of Staten Island! We should make a FB page"

This book was terrific! I loved it even more than its predecessor and I know this statement is risky when both are so good, but Fast Connection has on it one of the best couples ever, with the great addition of Kai and Garret's presence. So, awesome story, delightful characters and dirty and rough sex. What else do you need?

I have to say this book worked perfectly for me, among other things, because I have a weakness (I have a few, but this is on the top five): main char…

Sadly, a bit dispointing start for a new series. But still a three ;)

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Reaper's Claim by Simone Elise
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A New Adult Motorcycle Club romance that follows the story between Abby, the daughter of the Satan's Sons Prez, and Kade, a tough member of the club, known as Reaper.

I can't make up my mind with this one... Finally, after a long inner debate, I'm giving it 3.5 stars.
The first 30% of the story was almost a 5 stars rate, but then, something changed and it became a New Adult story, missing the real club problems, more focussed on the Harrison's twins and their issues.

Don't misunderstand me, I love New Adult novels. Just it's my first time mixing MC with NA and I didn't know what to think about it. Maybe I wanted more depth in the club business and less about Abby's childish behavior.

Abby, our female main character starts being sassy and brave, because she has lived all her life between rough and violent men, and knows how to deal with them.
She is, at the same time, badass and reserved and thi…

STRONG SIGNAL (CYBERLOVE 1): MY REVIEW

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Strong Signal by Megan Erickson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about those bonds you can form with people you don't really know. This is a love story, a sexy love story about two wonderful guys who find each other online and start caring and building something special.
This is Kai and Garret's story, a highly recommend M/M book written by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell.

"In the billions of people on this shitty planet that I'd never be able to meet in person, the Internet had handed me one person who seemed to be absolutely perfect for me".

I can't say I haven't been warned because I was. Everyone loved this book and told me so. The pressure was there. I knew I was starting something with high (very high) expectations. I think, at least one friend (Dani, probably) would have unfriend me asap if I didn't like it ;) But easy, easy... No worries here, and you know why? Because I COMPLETELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!

What a couple! Sweet, cute, funny, hot…

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT (HOUSEMATES 3): MY REVIEW

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Practice Makes Perfect by Jay Northcote
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, I must say, even though this is book three in the Housemates series, it can be read perfectly as a standalone novel. But I recommend reading the predecessors, just for the fun of it!

Dev has to move out his dorm because some stupid homophobic students are giving him a hard time.
Settle in his new home, he meets Ewan, his neighbor, who agrees to give Dev some sexual experience in exchange of statistics lessons.
What Ewan is really doing is protecting a sexy and naïve guy from a not so innocent world, so you could say, Ewan's intentions are sweet and kind from the very first moment and it makes you love him since the beginning.
And the same with Dev. This cute, insecure, virgin guy, weird in the social relationships, is so lovely and insecure you gonna like him since page one.
These two characters together? they are adorable!

I really enjoyed this story. Dev and Ewan are sweet, cute and funny. Once I sta…

Less intensity than its predecesors but a great romance

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Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third and last book... It's sad... But I have enjoyed the three of them.

Victor was great and the perfect definition of him was given by Nicole at the begging of their story:

"He'd always been funny. Strange and intense and funny. He was the kind of guy that could have you pinned against the wall one second and kick you out of his office the next but not let you think he was kicking you out"

But Victor is much more than this. He is also sweet, and hot, and smart, and an alpha male capable of a lot of jealously and al lot of sweetness.

Nicole is a sassy girl and I liked her all right She is strong and knows how to deal with Victor.
They have a lot of chemistry together but I have to say that, personally, I preferred the previous stories because both of them has an intensity this one doesn't.

But don't take me wrong, Elastic Hearts has enough love, hotness and friendship to give it four sta…

SOUL OF A WARRIOR: MY REVIEW

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BLURB: Hours before she is torn away from everything she knows, Kimi Wicker comes face to face with a tall blond-haired stranger who claims to be her mate. But he also claims to come from another world. Thinking the guy a crazy psychopath, Kimi tries to run with her two best friends and a feisty tabby-cat in tow. No one anticipates a second stranger showing up, one with a completely different agenda. Kimi and her friends don't know who to trust when they find themselves abandoned on the hostile alien world. They are given no reason for why they are being left behind and no weapons to defend themselves against the predators of this strange new world. One man will do anything to see Kimi brought back safely, even sacrifice his own life. The second wants them both to suffer, alive, but forever out of reach of each other.

Soul of a Warrior by Denna Holm
         My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a fantasy book in a Science Fiction frame, maybe you can define it as a interplanetary fantas…

Dissapointing second installement :( I needed more!

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Craving Redemption by Nicole Jacquelyn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2.5 "this is not what I was expecting" stars.

Callie meet Asa at the wrong place, among wrong guys, involving wrong circumstances. And, after that first encounter, everything changes in Callie's life, needing Asa to protect and take care of her.

I didn't expect this story... And what was I expecting? I don't now, but at least, some of the good stuff I love in bikers books: that crime vibe with some intrigue, that always achieve to catch me. The dark atmosphere, that drags me in and stick with me for days. A hot badass hero with his hot badasses friends. Enough dirty talk, tough scenes, rough sex and great love... The usual MC background.

Unfortunately, this book has none of the characteristics mentioned above.
None. And it's a shame because I loved Craving Constellations and loved Grease in the first book. So knowing this story started where the first book ended, kept me on the edge, hungry for m…

Perfect opening for a biker series

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Craving Constellations by Nicole Jacquelyn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this one! I loved it!

Brenna came back home after five years of being away. Escaping from her abusing husband, she looked for comfort in the arms of the Motorcycle Club of her childhood, the one she left during college, hiding a big secret with her.

This is the story of Brenna and Dragon and let me tell you, it's not an easy one. It's told by a girl who has lived the ACES Motorcycle Club since she was born. She is used to violence and bad behavior and sees things in a way you, reader, maybe not. She has been surrounded of rough men and criminals all her live so her point of view could be far from yours at times. It works for me perfectly, anyway and, if you are a biker's books fan, you will love it as I did.

After running away from the life Brenna thought was wrong for her, she ended up marrying a sociopath who was evil personified. Not his pop, not the Aces Brothers, not biker's life. …

PRINCESS DRACULA: MY REVIEW

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Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All starts in a convent in 1476 where an eighteen years old princess awaits for his father who is, no more and no less than the almighty Vlad Dracula.


A sarcastic and tyrant angel changes her in something she doesn't want to be and that is what this story tell us: how Ruxandra looses her innocence and naivety, how she becomes a creature of darkness while trying not to be a monster.


The story lays between the idea of Bram Stoker's legendary Vlad Dracula and Ann Rice's vampire with a soul. Ruxandra is daughter of the former, but has more similarities with the latter, with the regretful/tormented vampire that hates to feed on humans.


The dark atmosphere and the loneliness and fear vibe are well made. And the loneliness is a constant since Ruxandra spent most of the time in the book by herself. But don't be afraid of it, dear reader, her inner dialogue makes it very easy to read.


A entertaining tale, a little…

I cried, I laughed and I loved this story: one of my favs

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True Colors by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Marco and Oskar were best friends until something happened between them when they were 16 years old. Now, 4 years after, Oskar is back to Marco's life and they have to deal with their past, feelings, insecurities and resentments.

This is a story of a beautiful friendship, a book about hate and love- and the thin line between them-. This is a novel based on second chances, regrets and forgiveness. This is a story about colors and perceptions masterfully told by Anyta Sunday.

I loved this book. LOVED IT! It made me feel every emotion with the protagonists. I felt every stare, every vulnerability, every insecurity. The love, the resentment, the unrequited trust, the lust. EVERYTHING.

True Colors was a fantastic read, an awesome story that had me crying and smiling, all the way.
Really, I was crying on page twenty or twenty something (10% of the story, I think). Don't know why. It wasn't a moment of big angst right there, it …

Short, hot, more Theo and Jaime (signs of Love 1.5)

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Leo Tops Aries by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Time to pluck some cherries"

I love Theo and Jamie and I enjoyed the stubbornness, the jealousy, and the playfulness in this short story.
It is a great thing to read more about this sexy couple, witnessing their complicity is still there.

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Characters to drool over. Anyta´s magic all around!

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Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an awesome read!
What a nice way to reach the maximum rate!
Congrats, Anyta Sunday, you did it again!


This is the kind of book I always crave. This is the story I always want to read and feel. These are the characters that always make me smile. These are the conversations that I enjoy the most: the funny and smart ones.

This is the kind of book my kids and husband are afraid of: the one that makes me forget everything around and skip out on any task and keep reading. Yeah, yeah, Shame on me..., but when I'm loving a book it keeps me absorbed and unconscious of the the world around. My obsession level was so high with Theo and Jamie's story, last Sunday (hitting the 60% of the book) when my little girls were asking for dinner I thought "Dinner!?? If they just had lunch! How many times humans need to feed!". ;) Yep, that disturbing level.

Now, seriously. There are terrific reviews out there, and this isn't…

So different than what I thought. Original, very original

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In The Absence of You by Sunniva Dee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

He is a broken rock star, whose girlfriend has left him shattered in pieces.
She is the merch girl, who talks about a strange gypsy plague. About a love so intense it kills.
This is a story of unrequited love, unreciprocated love, toxic love. But this is not a love story. Not itself. Not as you think.

"As long as I don't run into my soul mate, I'll be fine. If I do though, I know for a fact that it is checkmate"

This is a shocking book. A risky modern 'tragedy' about a girl who falls in love with a guy who loves another woman.
Emil is hurting because his ex left him. He doesn't want to continue without Zoe. And Aishe is there. She is just that. The girl in his tour bus. The beautiful gypsy ready to make him forget.

"Who the fuck knew girls could create holes in a guy's chest? It's like a crater in there, a fucking big, empty crater".

Their relationship is sick. Toxic. Unhealthy…

FALLING FOR HIM: MY REVIEW

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Falling for Him by C.L. Mustafic
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"By the time their lips met, he was sure there was already brain matter leaking from his ears"

Bisexual cop Lex Turner meets straight Doc Gavin Anderson and after a weird, messy threesome, something starts between the two of them. Something, none of them is prepared for.

This is, above everything, a book about friendship. No, cross out that. This is a funny and sweet book about friendship and love, riddled with great quotes and hot sex.

"Oh holly shit! Lex had kissed him again! Gavin was confused because he'd maybe, kind of, somewhat, enjoyed it. What the hell was going on?"

Gavin, our Doc, is a lovable dork, stuttering included. He is going through a disastrous divorce and he meets -apparently cold- agent Cooper, while he has to deal with the humiliation his shitty ex wife is giving him.
One night, after some drinks, straightforward Lex, and naïve and inexperienced Gavin, end up in bed together sharing a w…

A COLLISION WITH REALITY: MY REVIEW

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A Collision with Reality by Storm Duffy
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 "put up or shut up" stars.

Erotica is not my genre, and this one is pure erotica, no feelings implied. Not right now, anyway, and I want to know what happens next, because I think if I knew more about Flynn and Dom I would enjoy the story more than I actually did.

I need to connect with the characters but "A collision With reality" is so short I couldn't do it, and it's a shame because it has the potential. If you like short and quick reads, you will enjoy yourself with this one.

Even if this is a very short story, it's well written and full of dirty talk (or I must say dirty thoughts since basically all the story is developed in Flynn's imagination)

I will read the next one, of course I will, I'm looking forward to know more about the main characters because I have to say that the hookup was over practically when it started, and I wanted more!

This book was provided by the auth…

DATING IN RETROSPECT (STATES OF LOVE): MY REVIEW

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Dating in Retrospect by Lila Leigh Hunter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars


**This book was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.**

Clay and Aaron meet after fifteen years of being apart and Clay wants Aaron back in his life, so he suggests his ex a year of dating, hopping to win him back in this time.

I thought I would love this book. I really wanted to. I enjoy second chances stories, mostly because of the angst that they usually contains in some point. But in this book something was... off. I could not connect with it, with them. I didn't feel it.

In my opinion, the conversations between Clay and Aaron seems unnatural, forced. And the same happens with the nicknames. They call each other "Sunshine" and "Love" since the very beginning and, personally, I think it is a little out of place, mostly since the breakup was a hurtful one and a long time ago.
Seriously, after fifteen years without any interaction, I think th…

A fantasy adventure. A well written long journey

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The Wizard of Kharathad by Matia ben Ephraim
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*** An advanced reading copie of The Wizard of Kharathad by Matia ben Ephraim was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review***

The author take you in a very appealing journey, with a great main character in a magic world full of beauty, adventures and mystery. It is very well written book, with very likable characters and a rich language that embellish the story even more.

But I have to say, I didn't know that this book was not an standalone novel. The Wizard of Krarathad is the first book in a series and some of the enigmas and mysteries remain unanswered at the end of this first book.

That been said, let's start with my opinion:

This is a book you can read for your own entertainment or, like I did, also to your kids in bed at night, because this is a beautiful tale whose basis is nobleness and kindness and whose hero is a really nice character, with a big heart and integrity, who transports…

MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT: MY REVIEW

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Murder in Plain Sight: a Summer McCloud paranormal mystery by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

**This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.**


This story starts with a murder connected to Summer, our heroine, that makes her run away, introducing the reader to an old mysterious disappearance, involving magic, ambiguous felonies, and more murders.
Everything happens very fast in this paranormal mystery, and I love the pace, don't misunderstand me, in fact I really enjoyed the first 50 pages. The pace was not my issue with this book.

My main problem with this one was the incoherence of the story, the inconsistencies.
I don't want to spoil nothing so I'm not giving examples but, sadly, this book has a few nonsenses, like incongruous conclusions and really wrong judgements, ironically coming the most from a cop (our heroine's boyfriend is a cop, a terrible one, if you ask me).

Every time I was enjoying the story and wanting to know what …

SAFFRON AND SEAWEED: MY REVIEW

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Saffron and Seaweed: a Summer McCloud paranormal mystery by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

** This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review**

In this second installment, Summer McCloud and his cop boyfriend, Jerry, leave Ames to have some vacation in the beach town of Watch Hill, but as they arrived, they discover a dead body in the water and the mini holidays gets complicated.

The plot is good and I like the idea of a team made up of psychic skills (Summer) and detective abilities (Jerry). It is a really great combination. I think I enjoyed this one more than 'murder in plain sight'.

The fast pace is one of the best things of this book. It drugs you in, wanting to know more. Everything happens fast and the dialogues go straight to the point.

Nikki Broadwell has created a great scenario, mixing paranormal elements, with some politics, converging in a thriller with some twists and turns.

That being said, now I have to explain why this book wa…

A good surprise by a new-to-me author. Two worlds, one sweet love story

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Settling the ScoreSettling the Score by Eden Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I love when I can't put a book down once I have started and, with "Settling the Score", it happened. I have been awake till 4 AM last night because I needed to finish it.

This is a beautiful love story between a man who has written 28 books and a guy who never has finished one. The contrast between them seems huge but, as you go along with the story, you realize both are very similar and they complete each other perfectly and, above everything, both are good men who just want to be happy and to be loved.

This is a slow burn MM romance with a southern naïve guy and an educated man who knows betrayal and disappointment first hand. Both main characters are very likable and not perfect at all but, at the same time, I can not say anything bad about them or their behavior, because I loved each one separately and I loved them together.

Is impossible not to feel sorry for Joey since the very beginning. …