While the AKM series has proven to elicit powerful, positive emotional responses from readers, and book two of the series, Heart of the Warrior, converted many traditional romance readers into fans of the male/male romance genre, the series, as a whole, isn’t for everyone. The world of AKM contains elements of alternative lifestyles, including BDSM, homosexuality, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and multiple partners. Language can, at times, be harsh and contain profound incidents of profanity. The more tormented the character, the more offensive their language. That’s just how it is. – Goodreads series description
SOME WEIRD STUFF:
From Love and Lists:
Chapter 6 – Show Her Your Penis (trust me, this isn’t what the title implies)
Chapter 15 – You’re A Labia
Chapter 17 – Numb Vagina (involves Chapsticks)
Chapter 19 – I Wanna Get The Craps (you have to read it to understand)
From Passion and Ponies:
“Dolphin Rape Awareness Workshop” or D.R.A.W.
“Your vagina is sweet and kind and would never hurt my penis.” (I hope none of you got offended)
Chapter 2 – A Happy Vagina is a Happy Life
Chapter 26 – When You Wish Upon A Dildo
Release Date: March 27, 2014
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Erotica
The wheels of destiny are spiraling out of control quicker than even the gods can keep up. They all thought they knew what war was like—but have no idea how bad things are about to get. In the continuation of the Szolite series, two of the most dangerous powers in the Universe will be unleashed, threatening to push two fated beings apart.
A normal human girl. . .
Evesse Salazar never imagined that a violent end to her already difficult life would be just the beginning. After being thrown into a vortex, shredded apart, and killed, she is reborn as something more. Something she might not be able to manage. If that weren’t enough, she awakes newly mated to the last being in the Universe she ever would have chosen.
Now, with no other option, Eve must come to terms with her powers, her past, and her mate before he loses control of what might just be uncontrollable.
A god with a monster locked inside. . .
For over eleven thousand years, Zeniel, God of Tranquility, has done everything in his power to keep his other half, the God of Vengeance, from breaking free. A single glance from Mavrak is all it takes to kill those deemed guilty. The wraiths under his command can tear thousands to shreds in an instant, no matter how small their crimes. Zeniel knows he must remain at peace to keep Mavrak at bay, but he’s rendered helpless with one look into the eyes of his mate.
The longing for Evesse is enough to rip the demon out of its cage, and with the Gods on the verge of a cataclysmic war, Mavrak has every intention of gorging on both his mate, and the vengeance he so desperately needs.
N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.
N. Isabelle Blanco now has three novellas and two full-length novels under her belt, and spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.Stalk Her!
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Publisher: Accendo Press
Protect. Obey. Sacrifice.These words are the mantra of my existence. I’m not sure if it’s Titus Rogen inspiring my desire to go against what I am or my own DNA deviating. All I can think is how Titus will look when he meets his end. It trumps even my wish for freedom. In this moment, I want nothing more than to watch the life bleed from Titus’s body. And I want it at my own hands.Titus. The Creator.I stare at my palms. Strength aside, I wonder if I’m capable of taking a life. A human life; one with a soul. And I wonder if that isn’t easier than taking the life of an Imitation. At least humans have souls that live on. What do I have after this? Where will I go? Back into a syringe? Will Titus recycle me? Or will I be lost forever down a lab drain?We don’t deserve that.We don’t deserve him.Deserving and receiving are so very different here. And I am beginning to understand, to beat someone in this world, I‘ll have to play in it.
Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.
Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my DVR player!Stalk Heather!
*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*
Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.
Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?
WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.
Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!Stalk Them!
Release Date: March 8, 2014
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Paranormal Romance
If Vivian Dahl’s life had a soundtrack, every song would be the Blues. She’s pushing thirty, her singing career is going nowhere, and the partying lifestyle is taking its toll. Plus, a mysterious man is stalking her. But when she’s abducted from a singing gig, Vivian is surprised to see her stalker become her savior. Jason is her werewolf rescuer sent by the biological father who abandoned her as a baby. Finding herself on the run, Vivian drives across America with the enigmatic Jason and learns about the werewolf war her father’s pack is caught in. Now that an opposing pack has targeted her, Jason will stop at nothing to make sure Vivian’s song isn’t cut short.
This is happening. It’s true, it’s all true. My father’s a werewolf. My mother lied to me all my life, and I’m being hunted by homicidal supernatural beings.
You can only live on hope for so long before real hunger finds you.
- Pushin’ Thirty (Hard Life Takes Its Toll)
- Singer Going Nowhere Fast
- Mysterious Stalker Got A Hold On Me
- Bullets, Blood, and Fur
- Long Lost Werewolf Daddy Done Me Wrong
- Ain’t No Pack War Gonna Keep Me Down
- Love On the Run (feat. Sexy Jason & Melting in His Icy Eyes)
- She’s No Good (Born Under a Bad Moon)
- Don’t Let Her Song Be Cut Short
- Livin’ La Vida Werewolf (Bonus Track)
February 12, 2013 | Gallery Books
Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Northern Virgina home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills.
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BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news.
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- The Day He Kissed Her by Julianna Stone (Contemporary Romance)
- Deviation by Heather Hildenbrand (YA Dystopia)
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Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Recommended By: Amber I. Awesomesauce Book Club
Genre: Urban Fantasy
1. So what’s your verdict? Do you like this one-book storyline or were you expecting/hoping/looking for an arc like Mab?
2. I know how you feel about Caine and now I’ve come to realize what a total dick he is. I feel bad for Callie because she has WORK ahead of her knowing Caine is still hung up on Gin. What was going through your head in all his scenes with Gin? I was imagining a mad She-Wolf and I can’t help but chuckle while reading, I know you probably ripped Caine a new one.
3. Bria and Gin, what do you think about these two’s relationship?
4. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed it but aside from the recaps, there seems to be a formula in the books: Gin finds a target, Finn does the research, Jo-jo and Sophia help with the clean-up. I mean it works but I’m starting to look for a deviation from that. Thoughts?
5. What do you think of Gin’s character development so far? I don’t see a big change but I love how vulnerable she has become thanks to Bria, Owen and Fletcher’s death.
LEE: I feel like BY A THREAD marks a new start. A lot of the big character development happened in the previous books and in this one we see Gin sort of tie up a loose end (Donovan Caine) so I assume the next books will show Gin grow a bit more. And I have to admit that I peeked at the synopsis for the next in the series, Widow’s Web, and l am eagerly waiting our next discussion because I think DRAMA is heading our beloved Gin’s way!
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Format: Mass Paperback
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Genre: Contemporary | Romantic Suspense
This is section 8
A cabal of operatives with dangerous pasts teams up to work black ops missions. Their weapon: deception. Can they help one of their own before he goes too far?
When Gunner agreed to help Section 8, he didn’t realize he’d be pulled back into the shadowy world he thought he’d escaped forever. The son of double agents, he was initiated at a young age into the cold world of espionage when his father forced him to work for international smuggler Drew Landon. And when Gunner’s past with Landon threatens the other mercenaries, and, most important, Avery, he makes an impossible choice…and disappears.
Avery’s not willing to give up on Gunner. The attraction between them has been there from the start, and she rallies Section 8 to help him. She knows there’s only one way to keep Gunner safe: fake his death and take him off the grid. But when she finally locates him, Gunner is a changed man, harder, more desperate, and on the edge of self-destruction. And only Avery can find a way to free him from Landon—and from the demons of his past—before it’s too late.
Hear this — we (S8) are coming for you. As of now, you’re the one who’s being hunted. I’d make sure I kept looking over my shoulder if I were you. One of these times, you’re doing to see me. And ‘ll be the last thing you do see before you hit the ground. [Kapow! That’s Gunner talking to the bad guy, Drew Landon]