Kit, the amazing elf, and Denny, his ex-elf hunter partner, from 'Catching Kit' are back in a wonderful little Christmas story. It is set in an alternKit, the amazing elf, and Denny, his ex-elf hunter partner, from 'Catching Kit' are back in a wonderful little Christmas story. It is set in an alternate contemporary reality, but it looks as though Christmas there is not so very different from our reality—well, except for the minor detail that one of the main characters is an elf. It was wonderful to see Kit and Denny in a non-threatening situation, where they weren’t running for their lives.
Denny has planned a wonderful pre-Christmas evening, with all the decorations and food he can think of in place. All he needs is for Kit to come home from busking, so they can enjoy the evening together. When Kit is late, Denny almost loses it thinking the worst, but, as he says when his lover turns up, it is London, and not all the trains run on time. Also, it turns out that Kit has done some shopping and wanted to get just the right early present for Denny—and that took some doing. And let me tell you, based on the heat that ensues, it was worth it!
If you liked ‘Catching Kit’ and want to get a glimpse of Kit an Denny’s domestic bliss now they have settled down, if some pre-Christmas love between two men who are clearly falling in love is your thing, and if you’re looking for a short read that is as entertaining as it is hot, then you will probably enjoy this free short story....more
Very cute and super hot, this Christmas story is about Quinn and Declan from book one of the 'Pack Mates' series. In a great mix of sexy and loving, tVery cute and super hot, this Christmas story is about Quinn and Declan from book one of the 'Pack Mates' series. In a great mix of sexy and loving, the couple work through some of their issues while making sure the trust between them increases even more.
Quinn is desperate to show Declan how much he loves him, but he has no idea what to do. When his friends help him come up with the perfect idea, then help him execute it as well, Quinn may be a little apprehensive, but he is also looking forward to Declan's reaction.
Declan doesn't expect an extra gift, but when he sees what Quinn has come up with, he is somewhere between worried and aroused. Luckily, arousal wins, and the two end up having one heck of a session.
If you like sweet Christmas stories with a high level of naughtiness and kink, then you will probably like this short story....more
Trust is essential in any partnership, but it becomes more important when BDSM is involved. In the case of this story Master Simeon, who enjoys beingTrust is essential in any partnership, but it becomes more important when BDSM is involved. In the case of this story Master Simeon, who enjoys being serviced, and sub Derek, who loves serving and taking care of his Master, are a perfect match, but they didn't figure it out when they first met. With hindsight, they now both realize what was missing, and set out to fix things.
As always, it was interesting to see how Simeon had to feel his way just as much as his sub. He isn't a mind reader, but he does have his ways to help him figure out what Derek needs. And what I really liked abut him was how he reacts immediately when he sees a problem, or something he'd like to change. He admits his biggest mistake before was not setting any rules - which meant Derek didn't feel wanted. This time, Simeon watches for signs of need more carefully, and it allows him to tailor the rule to both f their needs. It was beautiful to see it all come together.
If you like men with simple kinks, if you enjoy reading about relationships that need a second chance to really work, and if you're looking for a sweet read with lots of loving and some subtle heat, then you will probably like this short story....more
This is a tough book for me to review. The blurb sounded interesting, Grif and his issue are not one I have come across often in fiction, and the menThis is a tough book for me to review. The blurb sounded interesting, Grif and his issue are not one I have come across often in fiction, and the men he met and how they guided him definitely piqued my interest. Add the whole psychological issue of enjoying humiliation, one I find particularly hard to understand, and I wanted to know more.
My biggest problem was the author's decision to tell the story in multiple sets of flashbacks. And not just linear ones, i.e., starting in the present, then going to the farthest point back in time and working their way forward. No, in this book, everything goes helter-skelter all over the place, and as fascinated as I was by the characters, it was damned hard work to get their story sorted out in my head.
In fact, the strength of my interest in the characters was the only thing that kept me reading.
As for understanding why Grif needed and liked being humiliated? I am not an inch closer to "getting that" than I was before reading the book. I got to see him in various situations, I listened to his memories and inner monologue, but nowhere did I find some sort of reason or explanation. I am sure this is my personal failing but the truth is, I am still looking for an answer.
Give this a try - it's got great characters and an interesting story (but I am warning you: the flashbacks may make you dizzy), and you may find the answers I didn't....more
London and Pascal are back – and more at each other's throats than ever. Not only is this book a great sequel in terms of finding out more about SpectLondon and Pascal are back – and more at each other's throats than ever. Not only is this book a great sequel in terms of finding out more about Spectrum and the addition of another amazing murder mystery, it is also the continuation of a very volatile relationship between the human cop London and his new lover and partner Pascal. The suspense hit me from both sources and made for a very interesting mix and a great read.
London is as human as they come. He has issues, is prejudiced without even realizing how deep his preconceptions go, and continues to battle his inner demons where trusting a vampire is concerned. Especially one as good-looking, worldly, and long-lived as Pascal. London knows his new lover has a past – but being confronted with it turns out to be anything but easy. Adding the stress of solving a high-profile murder case in which it seems to be clear that vampires are guilty, and London has his work cut out for him. I hated some of his reactions to Pascal and wanted to kick him for not getting over his issues, but I could also understand why London thought what he did. It made the journey of his dealing with the situation a lot more interesting though!
Pascal is his usual debonair self. I think he really came into his own in this second book. The better we get to know him, the more he impresses me. I am totally with London on that! Where Pascal seemed standoffish and not really ready to work with London on a professional level (actually, they both have their issues), in this second book he is the one who leads the charge. I admired his steadfast continuation of doing what was right, and that he listened to his instincts about what was going on.
Another thing I really liked was that the unraveling of who killed all those young men led to a glimpse into Spectrum's history, the revealing of old and new enemies, and the promise of a sequel which will take all these threads and weave them into yet another amazing tale. I liked this series from the very first book, and the idea of a world hidden away somewhere right here on Earth is fascinating to me. But the additional information and concepts DJ is playing with here have made it really grow on me, and I suspect I will be even more enthusiastic about the next book.
If you like paranormal thrillers with mysterious goings on, if you enjoy two stubborn men battling it out professionally and personally, and if you're not opposed to some extremely hot man-on-man action, you will probably love this book as much as I did.
Adult toys are being made and tested at the North Pole? I guess they must be, since adults want some fun things to play with for Christmas as well. AtAdult toys are being made and tested at the North Pole? I guess they must be, since adults want some fun things to play with for Christmas as well. At least, that is the way this story goes, and I certainly had fun reading it and pondering the possibilities. With some unexpected twists and turns, and a few very hot toys, this is a fun little story that probably appeals to the naughtier side of each of us, and that makes it very entertaining.
Xander is Santa’s oldest son, and as such, he thinks he knows what awaits him. Once he is nominated the next Santa, he can finally make it off the North Pole and see the world. Even if it is only one day a year, he is so ready for a change of scenery. Unfortunately, or maybe it’s actually fortunate, his father has other plans for him, and Xander ends up lost and alone in the woods when he tries to walk off his disappointment. The village he finally finds is “in the darker part” of the North Pole, and that idea made me grin. Then Xander meets Walter, and things take a turn for the naughty…
If you like slightly naughtier Christmas stories set at the North Pole, if a lost Santa-to-be sounds like an interesting main character and you want to follow his meandering way to finding happiness, and if you’re looking for a fun, sexy read that will make you smile (and maybe adjust your wish list for Santa), then you will probably enjoy this short story.
This most recent volume in the “unusual boyfriend” series was a little different from the three first ones. Before, there was always a human who facedThis most recent volume in the “unusual boyfriend” series was a little different from the three first ones. Before, there was always a human who faced the fact his boyfriend was some sort of a supernatural or otherworldly being. In this story, there is Ethan, who is a cat shifter, meeting Peter, another cat shifter - except Peter’s cat is thought to be extinct. And since Peter is the last of his species, and his true mate is male, Mother Nature, or the god of shifters, or whoever is in charge, has to come up with some sort of solution not to let that happen. And, with all the magic bouncing round in shifter books anyway who is to say that is not possible? I certainly found it a very amusing idea which is executed in an entertaining way.
Ethan lives on his own for very good reasons, but he is lonely. So when he finds another cat shifter in his territory, one who is being hunted, he approaches with the intention to help. But when he discovers that Peter is the last surviving member of the saber tooth species, he is determined to keep him alive. That determination soon turns into admiration and more—but the hunter who is after Peter won’t give up. Not that this stops Ethan from wanting Peter with him.
Peter has been running all his life. So have his parents, grandparents, etc. For them it has become not just a way to survive, but a way of life. He feels the attraction to Ethan and wants to stay, but he is scare and has no idea how to make it happen. When nature intervenes and he becomes pregnant, much to his and Ethan’s shock, the game changes and Peter decides to learns some new skills. Like how to stand up for himself and his yet-to-be-born cub, and how to build a home with the cub’s other father..
If you like stories with straightforward plots, fun characters, and don’t mind a somewhat simplified and idiotic villain, if two cat shifters fighting for their life and needing to adjust their world view sounds like fun, and if you’re looking for a read that is entertaining, and hot at the same time, then you might like this short novella....more