Review: Crazy Kinky Dirty Clowns (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love #4) by K.A. Merikan

Crazy Kinky Dirty Clowns (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love, #4)

 

— It’s clowns. It’s a gangbang. It’s helium balloons. —

Some nights just don’t go as planned. It’s Halloween and Kyle’s rushing home to see his boyfriend after a late evening shift at work. As usual, he takes a shortcut through the local park, but a poster informing about a killer clown in the area makes him apprehensive about being alone in the dark. It’s only when he discovers there is a man in a clown costume following him that he panics. Soon, it turns out his cackling shadow isn’t the only circus freak hiding in the dark, but what does a bunch of crazy clowns do when they catch you?

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: clowns, kidnapping, Halloween

Genre: erotica, contemporary

Erotic content: sizzling hot graphic language, gangbang, humiliation, role play, bondage, toys

Length: ~10,000 words

 

REVIEW

 

This was nice but is a little bit out of my comfort zone. It did have some moments that I enjoyed, but this is among the ones I didn’t liked that much from the series.

I liked the way some parts at the beginning seemed very realistic but there was a moments when I lose a little the interest. It was great to see the descriptions of the clowns and to guess what the plan was, but other than that I wasn’t too interested on this story.

I think most of my indifference towards this particular instalment had more to do with the fact I don’t really like some of the kinks portray than the plot itself. I still feel very intrigued by this Crazy Kinky Dirty Love and I’m about the start reading the last story from it.

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Review: Crazy Kinky Dirty Home Invasion (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love #3) by K.A. Merikan

Crazy Kinky Dirty Home Invasion (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love, #3)

 

— How to make a house a home —

Dan and Kyle have just moved in together, but to make their new place cozy, Dan wants to make friends in the neighborhood. And what better way than to invite the guy next door over? Dan’s dirty minded boyfriend has been mentioning his interest in a threesome and Dan is ready to take the plunge. He’s willing to invite someone new into their bedroom, but it will only be happening on his own terms.
Terms that involve handcuffs, duct tape and a fake gun.

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: Home invasion, threesome, established couple, housewarming

Genre: erotica, contemporary

Erotic content: sizzling hot graphic language, humiliation kink, rape fantasy role play, bondage, toys, spanking, dirty talk, threesome

Length: ~11,000 words

 

REVIEW

 

It is amazing how great time I’m having with this series. Even the instalments I didn’t liked that much, have something great about them. But I did liked this one a lot, surely I would like other things to happen, but I was very pleased with it, it was great.

I sort of liked Kyle’s acting. There’s something about the fact that it was all acting but still felt realistic, that I just loved. One of the things I liked the most were the moments when Dan is about to break character, he’s having so much fun that it was contagious, I couldn’t stop grinning while reading.

I also liked how short it was. It is perfect for times when I’m looking for something around this length. I liked the kinks included, just right in my favorites area, maybe that’s why I liked this one so much. I guess it could work as a stand-alone but I think it could be better for the reader if they already understands Dan and Kyle’s relationship.

Review: Greenwode by J. Tullos Hennig

Greenwode (The Wode, #1)

 

Book One of The Wode 

The Hooded One. The one to breathe the dark and light and dusk between….

When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also glimpses its future. A peasant from Loxley will wear the Hood and, with his sister, command a last, desperate bastion of Old Religion against New. Yet a devout nobleman’s son could well be their destruction—Gamelyn Boundys, whom Rob and Marion have befriended. Such acquaintance challenges both duty and destiny. The old druid warns that Rob and Gamelyn will be cast as sworn enemies, locked in timeless and symbolic struggle for the greenwode’s Maiden.

Instead, a defiant Rob dares his Horned God to reinterpret the ancient rites, allow Rob to take Gamelyn as lover instead of rival. But in the eyes of Gamelyn’s Church, sodomy is unthinkable… and the old pagan magics are an evil that must be vanquished.

 

REVIEW

 

This was a lovely book. It came to me by chance. I didn’t knew about it but I win a contest and it was my price. Now I’m so in love with this story. It was great.

I had a little struggle at the beginning, it was such a slow pace that It took me quite a while to get interested on the story, but near the third of the book, it start being so good that it was so hard for me to put it down until I had finish.

The characters are adorable. I loved Gamelyn so much, he was a beautiful character. The internal struggle was absolutely brilliant. I liked Rob as well, he seem so happy, so honest, so quick to accept Gamelyn’s love. I loved how the romance was developed, so much believable, exactly what I love to read.

The families were also so interesting to read. I loved their interactions and I had so bittersweet feelings about Gamelyn’s situation. The way his father loved him and the conflicts they had, it was so good. I was very intrigued by all the religious issues around the story.

Overall it was a great book. I loved it and I will start the second instalment really soon. I love that there are already three more books on this series waiting for me to read them.

Review: Off the Ice by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Off the Ice  (Hat Trick, #1)

 

Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play hockey forever. One day he’ll retire—if an injury doesn’t force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn’t count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz.

Sebastian is on the bottom rung of the Sociology Department at Georgia State. He has his sights set on tenure, and he can’t afford to be distracted, especially not by a sexy student with a body straight out of Sebastian’s dreams. No matter how much Tristan tempts him, that’s one line Sebastian won’t cross. At least not until summer classes end. After that, everything is fair game.

But Sebastian lives loud and proud, and Tristan is terrified of being the first out player in the NHL. Neither of them can afford to risk their hearts when they can’t imagine a happily ever after. The problem is, unlike hockey, when it comes to love, there are no rules.

 

REVIEW

 

OFF THE ICE delivered so much more than I expected. I started reading mostly sure I was going to like it, but a little cautious because I’m not too fond on sports-themed books. I finished the book with a huge grin on my face and very much in love with the great characters the authors had created.

Tristan is a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom. He decided to finish his business degree and start taking sociology, where he meets Sebastian, his professor, who’s trying to progress on his career volunteering to teach summer classes. Sebastian wasn’t expecting to have a sexy hockey player tempting him while he’s trying to focus on doing his job. They had a rocky start, but the attraction is clear for both men. The temptation becomes too much and, once the classes are over, nothing seems to get in the middle. But Tristan isn’t out yet, and he’s terrified of what it would mean for his career. Will love be enough? Or will the prospect of losing what he loves be too much for Tristan?

I loved this book. I don’t think I’d read in a while a couple that seemed so perfect for each other. They are both equally great characters, I tend to choose a favorite among the couple, but these two made it hard for me; they were both amazing characters. They have a great chemistry. I smiled so much while reading some of their interactions. I loved the way they talk to each other, they are so adorable. And there’s one scene that involved some kind of trivia game that I’m sure I won’t be able to get out of my mind for a while, and I loved it. It was fantastic.

The book was very well written, it had a steady pace. The plot is really good, with a little bit of angst, but we get the happy ending I think most are expecting. I knew nothing about hockey before reading this book, but the authors had such a great ability to make it a very interesting subject, that I’m mostly interested on watching a game and see if I can remember all I’d learn.

Another thing I liked about the book was the positive way they approach the feelings of the main characters, they weren’t promoting the stereotype of a sportsman who doesn’t show any emotion. Tristan, as well as Sebastian, was able to feel whatever he wanted and show it the way he decided to do it, without the concern of what others would think. I really loved that.

Even though I loved most of the book, there were a few things that were a little troublesome for me, maybe the biggest one was near the end. There was something about the story that felt a little forced. I’m not saying much about it but I think it makes the reader know that there will be a next book, and I do appreciate a next book because I loved the author’s writing, but I really don’t like to force the idea of a certain character as a MC and it kind of felt this way at the end.

Overall it was a great book. I think anyone who likes M/M pairing will be able to enjoy it. The authors make an amazing writing team.

Review: Third Rail (Five Boroughs #4.5) by Santino Hassell

Third Rail (Five Boroughs, #4.5)

 

Third Rail can be read as a standalone but chronologically takes place after Interborough in the Five Boroughs series.

Christopher Mendez has always known his sexual identity had a swerve. No straight guy would have low-key lusted after his childhood best friend, right? Unfortunately, a combination of insecurity and overall lack of game has prevented him from further exploring his sexuality. That changes once he agrees to participate in a photoshoot for a queer dating app and meets Jace Fairbairn.

Jace is beautiful, fey-like, and in an open polyamorous relationship with his gorgeous linebacker-looking husband Aiden. Once they set eyes on Chris, they’re instantly in lust and determined to broaden his sexual horizons. But what’s supposed to be a straight-forward sexual encounter gets complicated once a one-night-stand has repeat performances, and Jace and Aiden begin to fall in love.

This collection of shorts explores the start of a relationship that eventually blossoms into something the three men realize they cannot do without.

 

REVIEW

 

I liked the book but it really isn’t one of my favorites of the series. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I don’t like MMM, but I couldn’t missed the opportunity to read about this characters.

Chris is not a character I like. There’s nothing wrong with him but he wasn’t as charming as some other characters from the series. I wasn’t too convinced by Aiden either but Jace saved the story for me. I wanted to know so much more about him. I’m feeling mostly intrigued by Jace and Aiden’s relationship and I can’t help to think Chris gets in the middle in a bad way, I wish I would have come time to knew them a little bit more as a couple before he got involved. There’s something about the trio that just doesn’t feel right and I might be a little selfish this time but I don’t want them together and, again, it might have something to do with the fact I don’t like MMM but I think it lack some emotion. At this point I think that there’s only pure lust that got them together.

With all my issues aside, the scenes were really good. I can’t wait to know more about Jace, he seems like a character I would love if he only gets a little bit more of spotlight.

Review: Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Kill Game (Seven of Spades, #1)

 

Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he’s prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Or how he keeps getting thrown into the path of annoyingly charming bounty hunter Dominic Russo.

Dominic likes his life free of complications. That means no tangling with cops—especially prickly, uptight detectives. But when he stumbles across one of the Seven of Spades’s horrifying crime scenes, he can’t let go, despite Levi’s warnings to stay away.

The Seven of Spades is ruthless and always two moves ahead. Worst of all, they’ve taken a dangerously personal interest in Levi and Dominic. Forced to trust each other, the two men race to discover the killer’s identity, revealing hidden truths along the way and sparking a bond neither man expected. But that may not be enough to protect them.

This killer likes to play games, and the deck is not stacked in Levi and Dominic’s favor.

 

REVIEW

 

KILL GAME was an amazing first installment of a series that brings us on the edge. This is the first book I read from the author, but what an amazing first impression. This book was excellent.

Dominic Russo, a bounty hunter, gets himself involved in the mind games of a serial killer when he’s trying to do his job. Detective Levi Abrams is in charge of the investigation. Both men are forced to trust each other in order to solve the crimes and prevent the killer to get more victims. Dominic’s charm doesn’t go unnoticed by Levi, but with his mind wandering job conflicts, the murders and his struggling relationship with his boyfriend, a new romance might be the last thing on his mind.

The plot was great. It kept me guessing the whole time, it was so interesting to get to the next crime scene and discover what it will unveil. It had a steady pace; there wasn’t much action scenes, which is something I prefer since I don’t like fighting scenes that much. The story centered more in the mind games and trying to figure out who the killer is.

The characters are really good. They were a little boring at the beginning, but as I got to know them better, I start to care more for them, particularly Levi. I think there was something about his struggles that made him more likable character to me. I was especially interested in his romantic relationship and the conflicts they had. Levi and Dominic were very complex. I liked how the author didn’t try to make perfect characters; Levi and Dominic both have some flaws which made them more realistic and likable.

Even though the book is also under the romance genre, the romance took a very little part of the story. I think it was better that way. It wouldn’t be believable if things would be different. What I liked about this, is that this is only the first installment of a series and we will get more opportunities to see Dominic and Levi together.

There were very few things I didn’t like, none of them big enough to change my overall view of the book, and even those were questioned at the end. In general it was a great book I would recommend it to anyone who like reading mysteries.

Audiobook Review: Shax’s War (Brimstone #3) by Angel Martinez

Shax's War (Brimstone #3)

 

The boys desperately need a vacation. With the not-quite-ill-gotten gains from the Frog incident, Shax takes the Brimstone’s crew to the exclusive resort planet, Opal. What could possibly go wrong there?

 

REVIEW

 

This was just great. Just as much as the previous books. I can’t get enough of this series. It is so much fun and, yet, this instalment, manage to have some bitter moments that were so interesting but also so heartbreaking. Another great story in this series. I can’t help to get to the next one.

I’m feeling a little concern at this point, because I want to know what comes next in the series, but I’ll admit that, other than the great story, one of the things that have me hook to it is the great job Vance Bastian is doing with the narration. I’d listen to all of the pats of the series and I want to keep it that way, but the next one isn’t out in audio yet, so I’m struggling deciding what to do.

The book was great. I can’t believe how much I’m loving this awkward group of characters, so unlike of what I’m used to love. Ness is the sweetest character, Shax, Verin and Miss Ivana are so much fun, sorry but I’m not so fond on the cowboy and I don’t know how to write his name, I guess there’s nothing wrong with him, but he just isn’t my favorite character. There was also this other character introduced to us that was totally adorable.

The plot was very interesting, although I think it lack a warning, I don’t think any reader would be ok with some violent events that happened but I really shouldn’t say more about it because it is a spoiler. I loved seen Shax reaction to the events, for a demon he is just the sweetest thing ever. I don’t think I have ever mention it but I love all the names he call Ness, they are adorable together.

The narration, again, was fantastic. I’m really amazed by how the narrator manage to give voice to such big number of different characters and everyone was so easily identify. I’m absolutely in love with the way he is narrating the story.