Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Morning update

It's amazing how much reading (and crocheting) one can get done when getting up at 5am :D

Rehabilitating his Dingo (Wolves of Stone Ridge #23) by Charlie Richards 3*
BLURB: Out of the Cage: Sometimes, when something seems too good to be true, it isn’t.
When wolf shifter Yates Cruner helps save several humans from a dingo shifter pack using them as slaves, he doesn’t expect to find his mate among them. Oh, not one of the humans, but one of the surviving dingo shifters who has been beaten and abused just as much as the humans. It seems the dingo pack had one rule...I’m more dominant than you, I can do whatever I want to you. Yates realizes his little mate has a long road of healing ahead, and most of it isn’t for physical wounds.
Aryen Fowles learned his place early in life, keep his head down, kneel at the other shifter’s feet, and do whatever they ask. If he did that, he could avoid being punished. When a group of strange shifters take over the pack, the rules change. Aryen struggles to understand what’s expected of him. When one of the wolves offers him pleasures he’d never experienced before, he wonders if he could accept his offer at face value or was it too good to be true?
Content Warning: This story includes scenes of near rape and talk of dubious consent.(

My Review: I think a lot of people will have a negative reaction to one or other parts of this story. My own negative reaction was the speed in which one of the main characters 'recovered' from a life time of abuse. That aside the story was both entertaining and interesting given that I have not read any of the previous books in the series. This didn't seem to matter as it gave plenty of background information without detracting from the main storyline.

Love's Landscapes Stories
What Family Is For by T.T. Kove 4*

Gravitational Pull by Jill Prand 3*

The Scent of Hope by Summer Devon 4*

Because of You by Penny Brandon 3*

Friday, July 18, 2014

A few shorts and a whole load of Love's Landscapes Stories

Their Master Don [Gay BDSM ménage romance]by Alice Cain 3*
BLURB: Master Donald is well known for being a hard-core Dom at Club Stunhz, but what his many admirers don't know is that he doesn't want or need a full-time Dom/sub relationship.
When Mitchell is attacked and badly injured by one of the Doms, the last thing he wants is to be ordered around by "The Mastodon," but since going to the hospital isn't something he wants either, he has no choice but to accept help from the huge man. Thankfully, Mitchell's friend and fellow submissive, Riley, is a doctor and can save him the embarrassment of trying to explain his injuries to someone outside of their lifestyle.
Riley has been hiding his professional personality behind bizarre hair color, outrageous fetish gear, and thick eyeliner. He has admired Master Donald for a long time, but has never found the nerve to explain that they know each other outside of the club. But when Mitchell is in need of emergency medical treatment, he has no choice but to reveal who he is.
Having two submissives living in his personal space is much more appealing than Donald ever expected. His attraction to both men is off-the-charts hot, but they're both subs and he doesn't want to be a full-time Dom. Maybe hot sex is the best any of them can hope for.
But what happens when the attraction refuses to fade? Can Riley be a full-time sub to a part-time Dom? And how will Mitchell react when he finds himself falling for the real man behind the Mastodon image?

My Review: I liked this short story and found a lot of story was packed into it. The relationship between the three men was well thought out and portrayed within the storyline and there were plenty of secondary characters who shone equally well. The only reason for the three star is that a lot of the story seemed a bit rushed, with whole time periods being jumped without it being immediately apparent which caused me some confusion.
Flights of Fantasy by Mercedes Lackey 5*
BLURB: Flights of Fantasy is a short story collection edited by Mercedes Lackey centered around birds and flight.
The fourth anthology edited by Mercedes Lackey, who is making a name for herself as an editor, in addition to her fame as a writer. A bestselling author and licensed wild bird rehabilitator Mercedes Lackey has brought together original stories about fantastic flying creatures by such acclaimed writers as Mike Resnick, Diana Paxson, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and S.M. Sirling. Mercedes Lackey also includes a never-before-published novella.

My Review: I enjoyed all of the stories in this anthology and it was hard to pick just one that I liked better than any other. There are eleven short stories in total and each one has a flying creature in it, hence the title of the anthology. Sometimes the flying was tenuous but over all each story was like a perfect jewel in a pretty necklace. Each one an individual but each also enhancing the next.

Love's Landscapes Stories

Watching Elijah Fall by Amy Spector 4*

Making It Work by Cari Z. 4*

The Heartbeat Under a White Coat by C.R. Guiliano 4*

Prancer and Gruff by Jade Crystal 4*

Strange Charm by A. Phallus Si 3*

Laser Visions by Kaje Harper 5*

A Million Truths by M.C. Houle 3*

Dance With Me by Suzanne Simon 3*

Bright Water, Dark Sky by Augusta Li 5*

I almost forgot to add in the audio books I've been listening to whilst knitting socks and crocheting bunting! They were:

Audiobook:Nose for Trouble: Dale Kinsall, Book 1 By Doranna Durgin Narrated by Tom Schiff Narration: 5* Story 5*

Audiobook: Sliding Scales: Pip & Flinx, Book 9 by Alan Dean Foster Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki Narration 5* Story 5*

Audiobook: Running From The Deity: Pip & Flinx, Book 10 by Alan Dean Foster Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki Narration 5* Story 4*

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I am ecstatic!!

An Uncommon Whore 3: The Prince of Faith will release in October 2014 at Loose Id! I CAN'T WAIT!!!

and just look at this wonderful cover:

So looking forward to reading this one as the first two were such great reading.