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Title: Hunter: The Conclusion
Series: Transitivity Book 3
Author: G.R. Lyons
Genre: MM/Transgender Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Pages: 329

Hunter Fitz has everything he wants: a great job, an outlet for the darkness, and the love of both Austin and Kacey. Everything is perfect.

Until his worst nightmare becomes reality, shattering his world. So he reacts the only way he knows how…

He runs.

But when tragedy strikes, Hunter realizes the truth: He is just like the monsters of his childhood.

And it's finally time to face what happened to him all those years ago.

**This book contains content of a taboo nature.**

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

    Reviewed by Melissa BrusMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

    This book can most aptly be described as dark and delicious!  However, I was reading this book while waiting in the doctor’s office.  I definitely do not recommend that.  Luckily I was waiting for a family member and not for myself, because if they had taken my blood pressure, I would have been immediately medicated!  Why?  Because I had reached a huge reveal moment and HOLY COW!  The hits just kept on coming.  In this book, GR Lyons took all the fabulousness of Kacey, the angst and taboo of Austin, then cackled diabolically and created Hunter’s story.  This book addresses so many hard topics: body dysmorphia, gender identity, incest, sexual abuse, societal pressures and expectations.  All of these and more are treated with a sensitivity and realism that is astounding.  The men involved are vulnerable and strong.  These guys are also not simply good or bad which makes the story that much more beautiful and interesting.  They all struggle.  In the midst of all of this, Lyons creates a super sweet romance.  Is it non-traditional?  Well yeah. As if all that wasn’t enough, Lyons gives us a phenomenally satisfying ending.  All the secrets are out, all those scary skeletons are out of the closet, and there is most definitely a happily ever after.  And no, this book will not be for everyone.  I still will recommend this series because once you get out of your own way, and accept these guys for who they are, you are in for one heck of an amazing experience.  I truly hope that we get to see more.  I, for one, want a Simon book!

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    Title: The Fall Guy
    Author: Chris Quinton
    Genre: MM Historical
    Publisher: Kouros Books
    Release Date: January 22, 2019
    Pages: 46

    In 1920s New York, Pinkerton Agent John Brady is assigned to a brutal robbery/kidnapping, an open and shut case with an obvious culprit - but nothing and no one are what they seem.
    Small-time crook Cesare Donati has the perfect getaway: a transatlantic cruise ship. When Brady turns up at his cabin door, Cesare knows he is out of options until they reach England.
    Will London be a safe haven or a place of reckoning?

      Reviewed by Melissa BrusMember of the Paranormal Romance Guild review team

      This is one of those quick reads that is absolutely perfect for a lunch break or, if you’re like me, an extended coffee break!  It is extremely well written and packs a lot of story into its pages.  Set in the 1920’s, and the incorporation the Pinkerton detectives, gives the book a great jumping off point for the ensuing adventure.  There is a romance element in this book as well.  The romance aspect is done with a graceful subtlety.  Most of the physical relationship happens off page but I never felt like I was missing it because of how well Quinton addressed it on the page.  This was a great short story.  This was my first Quinton book, and now I am off to find some more!

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      Title: Helix
      Author: Anna Martin
      Genre: M/M Romance/New adult
      Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
      Release Date: February 26, 2019
      Pages: 217

      When high school student James has trouble with his truck, Dylan, who is studying to be a mechanic, comes to the rescue. James thinks he hides his immediate attraction well, but is happy to be wrong when Dylan asks for his number. Since James is new to romance, they take things slowly, and because Dylan is in college, James keeps the budding relationship secret from his overprotective dad.

      Across town, Mark, a teacher and single father to James and his sister, Frankie, meets Steve at a bar for what both believe will be a quick hookup. Mark doesn’t see any reason to tell his kids about Steve or press Steve for details about Steve’s adopted son…. It’s just sex between them. Isn’t it?

      Two very different love stories grow side by side, each hidden from the other. But all of that changes at a family barbecue, when Mark decides it’s time for his kids to meet Steve and for him to meet James’s boyfriend, who none of them realize is Steve’s son, Dylan. The inevitable explosion means the two couples have some explaining to do to soothe the hurt feelings of their families—and lovers.

        Reviewed by: Ulysses Dietz Member of The Paranormal Guild Review Team

        This is a solid, well-written and emotionally satisfying romance; one that sort of merges two kinds of gay romance into one – New Adult and the more traditional m/m set-up.

        I found the cover sort of random – who is this blond twink wearing shades? He doesn’t seem to look like anybody in the book. Or, if he’s James, why pick one character when there are at least four, if not five important characters?

        The title, too, seemed a stretch. I suppose it refers to DNA, which refers to the intertwined lives of the fathers and their children, but it’s still a thin premise for a title. Even changing it to Double Helix would at least create a visual pair – two boys, two fathers, twin siblings.

        I rather loved the premise of two middle-aged men, each of them with a distinctive back-story; whose romantic narrative parallels that of two young men, also with different back-stories, and having just enough of an age gap (18 and 21) to make older adults nervous in this sex-phobic culture of ours. All four of the main players – James, his father Mark, his friend Dylan and Dylan’s father Steve – are interesting and well-drawn. It is not a world where being gay is a problem per se, but one in which being a gay man raising children alone is complicated.

        Martin has added into this mix the issue of adoption, plus the realities of the foster care system. That would be more than enough, but on top of this we have sexual abuse, drug addiction, separated siblings, cheating spouses, and the awkwardness of having your parent as a teacher in your high school. That’s a lot of complication, and it seems to me to represent the trend in m/m romance requiring that the narrative premise be almost unbelievably complicated in order to satisfy the market’s demand for novelty.

        It struck me in this book that the children (James, Dylan and Frances) are rather more rational and well-behaved than their middle-aged parents. In fact, given what the parents get up to, I feel that Mark and Steve (according to my experience as a gay adoptive father over the past 23 years) are surprisingly inappropriate in their behavior. Martin tries to work rationales for all this into her story, and does a credible job, but as far as I’m concerned, no father of high school children should be having sex in public bathrooms under any circumstances. This is porn fantasy, not reality (again, based on my personal experience). Then again, maybe the author wanted me to feel this way, making the reader see that the kids were more mature than the parents. On the other hand, the scenes that bothered me most were clearly intended to push the buttons required by m/m readers.

        All this aside, there is a wealth of nice detail in this story – about the houses, the meals, the friendships, and the inner lives of the main players – including a secondary role for James’s twin sister Frances (Frankie). She and her brother are named for the couple who discovered DNA (which also forms the reference for the title). Frankie is a minor character, but she plays a critical role, which not only gives her character weight (the only important female role in the book), but also makes her the wise one who helps everybody else maintain their personal agency amidst all the emotional drama. Frankie also made me wonder what it must be like to be a twin, raised by a bisexual dad, with a gay brother. I wanted more of Frankie, because she seemed worth it.

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        Title: Black In White
        Series: Quentin Black Mystery Book 1
        Author: JC Andrijeski
        Genre: Sci-Fi/Mystery
        Publisher: White Sun Press
        Release Date: September 8, 2015
        Pages: 280

        "My name is Black. Quentin Black."

        Gifted with an uncanny sense about people, psychologist Miri Fox works as an off and on profiler for the police. So when they think they finally nailed the "Wedding Killer," she agrees to check him out, using her gift to discover the truth.

        But the suspect, Quentin Black, isn't anything like Miri expects.

        He claims to be hunting the killer too, and the longer Miri talks to him, the more determined she becomes to uncover his secrets.

        When he confronts her about the nature of her peculiar "insight," Miri gets pulled into Black's bizarre world, and embroiled in a game of cat and mouse with a deadly killer--who might just be Black himself.

        Worse, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Black, a complication she doesn't need with a best friend who's a homicide cop and a boyfriend in intelligence.

        Can Miriam see a way out or is her future covered in Black?

        Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.

          Reviewed by: Linda TonisMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

          Miriam (Miri) Fox is a Forensic Psychologist and a psychic but she keeps that part of herself from everyone she knows including her fiance Ian. Unfortunately her secret would be revealed when she was asked to evaluate a man Homicide Detective Nick Tanaka is convinced is the Wedding Killer a serial killer who leaves his victims bodies posed and in a wedding dress.

          Quentin Black was caught standing over the body of the latest victim covered in blood and has refused to say one word to the detectives. Frustrated Nick asks Miri to see what she can find out and when she meets Quentin she feels a connection especially when he reveals he knows what she is, something even she doesn’t know. They both have the ability to speak with their minds and he tells her that she is like him and not from this Earth.

          Black is released when his lawyer appears informing the police that Quentin was seeking the Wedding Killer and was asked by the latest victims parents to find her. Nick is like a dog after a bone and even though Quentin is released he is convinced he has the serial killer even though Miri tries to tell him he isn’t.

          Quentin is the owner of Black Security & Investigations and when Miri shows up at his office he tries to convince her to go with him on a B&E to the next place he believes the killer will be at. Even though there is still some question in her mind as to Quentin’s involvement in  the murders she accompanies him.

          Quentin wants Miri to work for him full time and he also wants her in his bed. He almost succeeds in getting her to let her guard down, almost. Miri is engaged and is loyal but something happens to put doubt in her mind as to whether or not she should marry Ian. I won’t go into any more than that for fear of giving anything away.

          I had mixed feelings about this book, I loved Quentin Black who was quite a sexy, unique man, I also found that there were many unanswered questions about where Miri and Quentin came from and what their purpose on this Earth was. The murder mystery was secondary to the relationship building between Miri and Quentin and at times I felt that the book just dragged on. There was suspense and betrayal and I am sure that the next book in the series will clear some things up, well I hope so.

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          Title: Midnight's Atonement
          Series: The Cynn Cruors Bloodline series Book 3
          Author: Isobelle Cate
          Genre: Paranormal Romance
          Publisher: Isobelle Cate Books
          Release Date: April 5, 2017
          Pages: 336

          A supernatural war. An alluring journalist caught in the middle. A devouring lust…
          Graeme Temple, a supernatural Cynn Cruor warrior, is nearly killed in a brutal siege of the evil Dac Valerian’s fortress on the Isle of Man, when he takes a silver bullet intended for his comrade, Roarke Hamilton. Both Roarke and Graeme are hybrid warriors, part human, part vampire, part werewolf, bred by an ancient alchemist to save humans from Dac’s murderous race of Scatha Crurors.

          While on the mend, Graeme never expected to meet Kate Corrigan—an alluring investigative journalist trying to expose human trafficking ringleader—who kindles in Graeme a devouring lust, a desire to possess, and a need to protect. And Kate never meant to fall so quickly for such a mysterious—not to mention extremely hot—hero, whose attraction she can’t deny, no matter how hard she tries.

          Kate is about to expose the councilor responsible for human trafficking when her friends are kidnapped to silence her. Incorrigible, Kate refuses to back down. She looks to Graeme for help—and a steamy affair she can’t resist...

          Thrown together, Graeme and Kate find their attraction for each other becomes a passionate conflagration that will not leave them unscathed. But not all is cut and dried. Graeme realizes he and Kate are hunting the very villain he has been searching for—for centuries. He might have to sacrifice Kate’s budding love and devotion to complete his quest.

          Will the feelings they have for each other be enough to destroy Dac Valerian and get them through? Will Graeme be the man to break through the walls of Kate’s heart?

          ***CONTENT WARNING: This story contains adult language and sexual situations and intended for audiences 18+ ONLY***

            Reviewed by: Linda TonisMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

            This is the third book in the vampire werewolf series and although I did not read the first two I had no problem catching up.I also must say that this is a series I have every intention of continuing with since it is now up there with my other favorites.

            Graeme Temple, once a Templar Knight and now a Cruor Warrior is recovering from a silver bullet that nearly killed him, he has lived through two crusades and has been searching for Bar Du Daegal the Templar Knight that betrayed the Templars and nearly cost him his life centuries ago. Bar was also responsible for his parents death and although he never saw him he will never forget his voice.

            Graeme met Kate Corrigan, a woman that would occupy his thoughts when no other woman ever had. Thanks to a downpour, something the UK is noted for and a bad choice in parking the two met and although Kate felt a very profound attraction to Graeme she would not give in to her feelings when he tried to help.

            Kate grew up in the Saint Germaine Youth Home an orphanage where she and her friends became family. Her friend Elena gave Kate her journal just prior to killing herself a journal that led Kate on the trail of Elliot Hammond who she believes is involved in human trafficking and prostitution, she knows first hand because she almost became his next victim while at the orphanage.

            When two of her friends disappear she is introduced to a man who can help, a man that turned out to be Graeme. The chemistry between them is electrifying and Kate finally gives in to her feelings. It becomes evident that she is in danger when Scatha Cruor a group formed by Dac Valerian and whose mission is to rule the world breaks into he home. Kate has no idea what she has gotten herself into and who Graeme and his friends truly are until the day the Scatha broke in and she saw with her own eyes the monsters that were trying to kill her.

            When the realization of who she is dealing with hits home she refuses help from the Cruor Warriors and from Graeme who she refuses to ever see again. Going out on her own determined to bring Elliot Hammond down she learns the hard way that when dealing with immortal monsters going it alone just doesn’t work.

            This was a great book and fortunately there are many more I have left to read. There is violence, romance, explicit sex, suspense, secrets and lies and a very unexpected surprise.

            I can’t recommend this book highly enough, it has it all. It is paranormal romance at it’s best.

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            Title: Illumined Shadows
            Series: Treble and the Lost Boys Book 3
            Author: G.R. Lyons
            Genre: M/M Romance
            Release Date: December 28, 2018
            Pages: 331
              New Release Giveaway!Illumined Shadows By G.R. Lyons2 Lucky Winners – Each receive a digital copy of Illumined Shadows**Giveaway Eligible in US Only**

              Blurb:

              When Victor Lucius was sixteen years old, a few cruel words out of his mouth led to a brutal tragedy, one that Vic has been trying to make up for ever since. Now, working as a missing persons expert, Vic tracks down and rescues people from abandonment or abuse, trying to alleviate the guilt constantly weighing him down.

              His latest case—a boy who was kidnapped at the age of two and then held captive for nineteen years—is by far the darkest of his career. If there’s any chance of Vic finally redeeming himself, helping this boy might be it.

              But rescuing Colby from his basement prison is only the beginning, and brings a whole new struggle to Vic’s life:

              Temptation…

              (Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

              Illumined Shadows excerpt:

              Vic started off the first piece, the notes sounding rusty and jarring until the violins joined in. He looked up at Ryley and Zac, trying to focus. The piece was an old favorite of theirs, one he should have been able to play in his sleep, but it just wasn’t coming out right.

              Halfway through, Ryley swung his bow out to the side and called, “Stop. Stop.” A screeching halt sounded as Vic and Zac both stopped their own bows. Ryley sighed. “Vic, this piece is supposed to be romantic, not…I don’t know…stalker-ish.”

              Zac snorted a laugh.

              “I know, I’m sorry,” Vic said. He blew out a breath, and tried to find the right headspace. Romantic. The best he could do with that was try to recall how it felt to play with Ryley when they’d been together. Probably not an ideal thought with Asher sitting right there, but it was all he had to work with. He looked at Ryley and gave a nod.

              “From the top,” Ryley said, and he and Zac both lifted their bows, waiting for Vic to start them off again.

              Vic took a deep breath, set his bow to the strings, and started to play, drawing out that first soulful note. It still didn’t sound quite right, but he ran with it, and moved on to the next note, then looked across the room, trying to ignore all the sets of eyes on him.

              Straight ahead, right in his line of sight, he saw Colby’s door open. Just a few inches, just enough for the boy to peek out, but enough for Vic to see Colby staring at him.

              Vic frowned, and kept playing, watching the boy. After a few seconds, Colby inched the door open even more, then again until the gap was wide enough for him to crawl through. The boy shuffled forward on his hands and knees, keeping close to the wall.

              His eyes never left Vic’s hands.

              Vic stared, playing purely by muscle memory as he watched Colby inch closer and closer. He couldn’t even begin to guess what the boy was thinking or feeling, but if it got him out of his room—and with strangers in the house—it had to be good.

              Colby stopped where the hallway opened up into the living room, and shrank back slightly. Vic kept playing, and waited. After a moment, Colby darted forward and hid behind the chair in which Adrian sat, then slowly leaned to one side to peek around it, his eyes still focused on Vic’s hands.

              Somehow, Vic kept playing without any conscious effort. A small part of his brain wondered if he was even doing it right, except that Ryley hadn’t called another stop to things, but all he could really focus on was Colby.

              The little guy was absolutely riveted.

              And the sight of it was doing all sorts of horribly delicious things to Vic’s body.

              The piece came to an end, the final notes fading off into silence until Vic heard Ryley say, “Wow.”

              Vic blinked, tore his eyes away from Colby, and looked up at the man. “What?”

              Ryley was staring at him. So was Zac, for that matter.

              “I–” Ryley began, then blinked and shook his head like he was trying to get his thoughts in order. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard you play with so much…”

              “Feeling?” Zac supplied, looking just as dumbfounded as Ryley.

              “I was going to say passion,” Ryley said.

              Vic frowned, not quite following what they were getting at.

              “What the hells got into you just now?” Ryley asked.

              Vic’s eyes darted back to Colby’s face. The little guy was still there, huddled behind Adrian’s chair, staring intently at Vic and looking like he was both ready to bolt and hungry for more of whatever Vic could play.

              Hoping Colby couldn’t see it past the chair, Vic held out his bow arm and pressed down as he looked at all the other men, silently telling them to stay still and quiet. Ryley frowned, then glanced in the direction Vic had been looking. The man leaned slightly, trying to peek around Adrian’s chair, then his eyebrows went up and he mouthed, “Oh.”

              “What?” Zac whispered, leaning close to him.

              Ryley tucked his arm close to his chest and pointed. Zac started to look, then turned to Vic instead and raised his eyebrows in question. Vic nodded.

              Zac cleared his throat. “So, how about we try Celestial Light next?” he asked pointedly.

              Vic gave him a grateful smile when he saw everyone else catch on. They were going to pretend Colby wasn’t there, not wanting to spook the boy.

              The three musicians raised their bows and started to play. Vic only got through the first few notes before he looked at Colby, and once again, the boy’s complete attention was on Vic’s hands.

              Vic’s hands, playing a piece that Vic had composed, and it was enough to rouse the boy from his room despite his fears. The thought sent a bolt of desire right to Vic’s core.

              Oh gods. He was in so much trouble.

              About the Author:

              While daylighting as office manager for the family auto repair business, G.R. Lyons can often be found working on one of multiple manuscripts or desperately trying to keep up with the TBR pile.

              Anarcho-capitalist, quietly ‘out’ trans guy, former belly dancer, coffee guzzler, highly-sensitive introvert, CrossFit enthusiast, and lover of m/m romantic fiction.

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              Title: The Stone Awakened
              Series: Guardians of Erin Book 2
              Author: Judith Sterling
              Genre: YA/Paranormal Fantasy
              Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
              Release Date: December 19, 2018
              Pages: 156

              Since moving to Ireland, Ashling Donoghue has tackled one challenge after another. Now the mystery of her parents' disappearance seems unsolvable. Are they dead or only missing? No one—not even the godlike Breasals—has a clue. Hope and fear war inside her, but she's determined to find answers and stay strong for her siblings. Even as she hones newfound powers, her banshee-in-training sister Deirdre needs her support.

              Ashling could use a little help herself. She's struggling to navigate her first romance, and while Aengus Breasal stirs her body, mind, and soul, his nemesis Lorcan does too. Both men harbor secrets about her past life as Caer. One has ties to Aoife, the scheming wind demon whose influence is on the rise.

              As the Stone of Destiny awakens, so does the conflict within.

                Reviewed by: Linda TonisMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

                It has been three weeks since Ashling’s parents disappeared and she is doing everything she can to be there for her twin brothers Kain, Conall and her sister Deirdre who is now coming into her gift as a Banshee. The Breasals are doing everything in their power to find them and in addition to helping her siblings Ash is dealing with her feelings for Lorcan and Aengus. As if that is not enough she also knows that she was Caer in a past life, a girl who was also torn between Lorcan and Aengus.

                Her heart calls out for Aengus but she can’t dismiss her feelings for Lorcan and knows that when she was Caer she hurt one of them, but which one. We know that Aengus is a Breasal and is good but we aren’t clear about Lorcan. Deirdre begins to have visions, death visions and with Ash’s help she goes to where she is needed to bring comfort. Her full powers have yet to come into being and Kain and Conall are still waiting for their powers to appear.

                Unfortunately for Deirdre her visions always seem to come when she is about to eat and she takes her food seriously frustrating her causing me to laugh out loud every time it happens. She also meets an admirer, Robin a gancanagh who seduces women and once they profess their love for him leaves. Many of the women he leaves kill themselves and Robin is totally unaware of what trouble he is causing until Deirdre and Ash bring it to his attention. Not a believer in love he tries to change and hopes that Deirdre can change his mind about love.

                Another wonderful story filled with amazing characters and quite a few mythological beings, sprites, dragons and even a visit to Jack Frost. There are still many unanswered questions which hopefully will be answered in book three which I look forward to.

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                Title: The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
                Author: Kathryn Knight
                Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense/Ghosts
                Publisher: Wicked Whale
                Release Date: January 4, 2019
                Pages: 174

                After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted—the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear—the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.

                Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose—he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie—the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships.

                As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.

                  Reviewed by: Linda TonisMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

                  Callie Sinclair has had a lot of loss in her life and an accident left her with a gift she did not want, she can communicate with ghosts. When seventy-three year old Alice Turner newly widowed asks for her help she agrees to come to Hillwood Farms and see what is happening. Things are moved, things are broken, draws that were closed are now open and Alice is afraid that if there is not a spirit responsible she might be suffering from dementia. It has only been a few short months since her husband Henry died and she hopes he is trying to communicate with her.

                  As soon as Callie steps into the house she feels something and hears “danger” and she has no intention of leaving until she finds out if Alice is in trouble. Living with Alice is her grandson Luke who since his grandfather’s death has moved in with her and is in the process of building his own house on the property. The farm has been in the Turner family for centuries and Luke is determined to keep the farm in the family. In spite of Luke’s refusal to believe in ghosts and his assumption that Callie is just looking to take his grandmother for whatever money she can get Callie is steadfast in her determination to help Alice.

                  It doesn’t take long before even Luke has to believe that something is going on and whoever is haunting the farm is dangerous. The ghost even begins to visit Callie in her own home and is trying to put an end to her life. Callie spends a lot of time at the farm trying to get a read on what the spirit wants and who it is and can sense that Henry, Alice’s late husband is trying to help. In time Callie and Luke begin to have feelings for each other but they both have had past relationships that cause them both to be leery. Callie lost the love of her life and Luke was involved with a girl named Blair who was mentally unstable and dangerous.

                  This was a great ghost story filled with edge of the seat suspense, romance and two people who have to put aside the past and learn to live for the future. If you love a good paranormal, suspenseful ghost story than you will love this one.

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                  Title: Mixed Signals
                  Author: Cooper West
                  Genre: MM Romance
                  Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
                  Release Date: February 26, 2019
                  Pages: 222

                  Devastatingly handsome pilot Frank Sheldon is doing his best to avoid his inheritance of money, charm, and good looks by rebuilding his life on his own terms after being discharged from the Air Force just before the repeal of DADT. When he unexpectedly meets the eccentric geek Benjamin Kaplan, sparks don’t quite fly, despite Benjamin’s obvious interest. Frank is not one to back down from a challenge, but what does any of that have to do with his sister’s campaign for governor, or the muckraking political website attacking her opponent, who just happens to be Frank’s unlamented, very closeted ex-boyfriend? It’s hard to fall in love when all you are getting is mixed signals.

                    Reviewed by Melissa BrusMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

                    This was so much fun.  How Cooper West kept all the threads in this plot in order when it was so convoluted and fabulous is just astounding!  The main characters of Benjamin-engineer and genius extraordinaire- and Frank-super handsome ex-Air Force pilot- make a great “opposites attract” pair to begin with.  Then you add in politics, back-stabbing exes, family interference, secrets, and blackmail, and whew.  I mean this little book has it all.  It has a fabulous slow burn courtship, some truly sweet and surprising romance, and an absolutely a-dork-able happily ever after.  The first third was a little slow, but then it takes off.  (heh-unintentional reference to flight there).  This is the only thing keeping it from a five star for me.  I am glad I did not give up on this story.  Definitely worth the readers time!

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                    Title: The Mage on the Hill
                    Series: The Web of Arcana Book 1
                    Author: Angel Martinez
                    Genre: M/M Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
                    Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
                    Release Date: May 7, 2019
                    Pages: 170

                    A young magic user who wants desperately to live. A jaded recluse who has forgotten what living means. They’re each other’s only chance.

                    Toby’s wild magic is killing him. The mage guilds have given up on him, and it’s only a matter of time before he dies in a spectacular, catastrophic bang. His only hope is an exiled wizard who lives in seclusion—and is rumored to have lost his mind.

                    The years alone on his hilltop estate have not been good for Darius Valstad. After the magical accident that disfigured him and nearly drowned Pittsburgh, he drifts through his days, a wraith trapped in memories and depression. Until a stricken young man collapses on his driveway, one who claims Darius is his last chance. For the first time in fifteen years, Darius must make a choice—leave this wild mage to his fate or take him in and try to teach him, which may kill them both. The old Darius, brash and commanding, wouldn’t have hesitated. Darius the exile isn’t sure he can find the energy to try.

                      Reviewed by Melissa BrusMember of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

                      Angel Martinez has so many gifts when it comes to writing.  And they are ALL evident in this first book of the Web of Arcana series!  First of all is the world building.  In this book, the world is a fantasy version of our own, where magic users live among us, and are separated into guilds.  Unfortunately, if you are not easily placed into your arcana-or the origins of your magic-then you are placed in hospice.  This doesn’t sound awful until you realize the definition of a magic hospice is basically a long, slow death sentence where they literally starve you to death.  The level of detail strikes that delicate balance where the reader is drawn into the narrative without getting bogged down by it.  Martinez’s second gift is the depth of her characters.  Tobias Jones and Darius Valstad could not be more different.  Toby is young, energetic, joyful, and chatty.  Dar is broken.  He is older, grumpy, a loner, and communicates in grunts and mono-syllabic words if he uses any at all.   These two are forced into close proximity when Toby seeks out Dar as the last chance he has for survival.  In their quest to figure out how to help Toby, they encounter other outcasts that are also a part of Dar’s interesting past. These secondary characters are all unique and interesting enough that I really hope they each get their own story in this series.  As if an engrossing world and fascinating characters aren’t enough, then Martinez adds some really original adventures and a sweet romance.   If this book is the example of what is to come in this series, then I, for one, am exercising my clicking finger so that I am ready when they are released!

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