Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion – The Espionage Effect (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

The Espionage Effect by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion

Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.

I’m Devin Hill.

Darkness taints my soul.

I’m suffocating. Drowning.

The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.

Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect…bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.

Until I dare to be wild.

Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.

Until all that follows redefines everything I’ve ever known.

What happens when you stumble into a world of spies…and discover you belong there?

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Bey Deckard – Murphy (Review & Excerpt)

Murphy by Bey Deckard

Series: F.I.S.T.S #2
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Sometimes when it seems like it’s too late, the right person comes along and opens your eyes…

Murphy is the continuing story of a D/s relationship between two Space Marines who found each other in the midst of hopelessness and misfortune.

Sarge and his newly minted squad travel across the galaxy on a top-secret mission that could help win the war. However, to Murphy something about the mission stinks, and it’s not just the planet they’ve landed on.

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Kayla Stonor – Hunted By Treaty (Review & Excerpt)

Hunted By Treaty by Kayla Stonor

Series: Qui Treaty Collection #3
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

His touch unleashes her heritage. Hiding is no longer an option.

After decades of war, the Qui Empress ushers in a new era when she takes a human tribute as her price for a peace treaty with Earth. She orders the surrender of all human prisoners of war.

Butchered and broken, Raiss Tyrone has escaped his K’lahn captors and is running for his life. The arrival of a Qui warship in orbit sparks an intense man hunt. A K’lahn garrison is out in force, chasing him down. His only hope is a strange, insecure half-breed woman, part human, part K’lahn.

Crendea has never come to terms with her shape shifting affliction, a genetic aberration from her K’lahn father. She lives with the shame, terrified of exploring the full extent of her heritage. Now a single look from Raiss Tyrone, lust in his eye, and her sparkling lizard scaling bursts forth. His delicious scent and warm touch ripples a terrifying change across her body, and neither of them are prepared for the genetic frenzy they are about to unleash.

This sexy romance tale is the third story in a collection inspired by Under By Treaty, a science fiction romance in Kayla Stonor’s Surrender collection. Each tale in the Qui Treaty Collection is a standalone short story or novella set in the Qui galactic empire, with annihilation of mankind held at bay only through the Treaty consummated between the Qui Empress and the human consort abducted under its terms.

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Kayla Stonor – Restrain By Treaty (Review & Excerpt)

Restrain By Treaty by Kayla Stonor

Series: Qui Treaty Collection #2
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

He hides his true form to spare her sanity. Will the truth destroy them, or is love truly blind?

After decades of war, the Qui Empress ushers in a new era when she takes a human tribute as her price for a peace treaty with Earth. She orders the surrender of all human prisoners of war.

Ardant’s mission is to retrieve Captain Bea Solomon and bring her safely home. He finds Bea at the mercy of a flesh dealer, so mistreated that the sight of Ardant’s winged lizard form terrifies her. To gain her trust and rescue both her mind and body, Ardant makes a decision that traps him in a lie.

Bea recovers in his care, blissfully unaware her savior is not the man she is growing to love. Ardant is Qui, a member of the shapeshifter alien race who once ordered the decimation of Earth. Attractions collide, pheromones explode, and Ardant clings to his human form by the shreds of his failing willpower. At his wit’s end, he enlists Bea’s help to restrain his baser needs… but this Captain enjoys having a handsome man bound and at her mercy.

As passions rise and Ardant’s deception fractures, he faces the approaching reckoning. For no restraint can protect Bea from the devastating truth waiting to destroy her delicate peace of mind.

This sexy romance tale is the second short story in a collection inspired by Under By Treaty, a science fiction and erotic romance in Kayla Stonor’s Surrender collection.

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Jordan Castillo Price – Spook Squad (Review & Excerpt)

Spook Squad by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: PsyCop #7
Source: Personal Library
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Everyone enjoys peace and tranquility, and Victor Bayne is no exception. He goes to great lengths to maintain a harmonious home with his partner, Jacob. Although the cannery is huge, it’s grown difficult to avoid the elephant in the room…the elephant with the letters FPMP scrawled on its hide.

Once Jacob surrendered his PsyCop badge, he infiltrated the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. In his typical restrained fashion, he hasn’t been sharing much about what he actually does behind its vigilantly guarded doors. And true to form, Vic hasn’t asked. In fact, he would prefer not to think about the FPMP at all, since he’s owed Director Dreyfuss an exorcism since their private flight to PsyTrain.

While Vic has successfully avoided FPMP entanglement for several months, now his debt has finally come due.

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Kayla Stonor – Release By Treaty (Review & Excerpt)

Release By Treaty by Kayla Stonor

Series: Qui Treaty Collection #1
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Release by Treaty, part of a short story collection of futuristic space opera romance from Kayla Stonor.

The scent of his attraction drives her wild. Can he accept the war’s over?

After decades of war, the Qui Empress ushers in a new galactic era when she signs a peace treaty and takes a human consort. She orders the K’lahn, the Qui’s warrior class, to surrender all human prisoners of war.

Hand selected by the Empress, Dol’ce is tasked with the mission to retrieve Colonel Abe Marcel and bring him home. Having lost his entire combat unit, Marcel is barely surviving K’lahn imprisonment. Dol’ce delivers him into the safety of her ship, and through delicate care, nurses his soul and body back to health. But his savior is a member of the Qui, a sophisticated alien race of shape shifters who rule a galactic empire, the very same Qui who once ordered the decimation of Earth. Dol’ce has never met a human before and the overpowering call of Marcel’s unruly male pheromones unleashes havoc on her senses. Her exotic beauty and powerful desire leaves him with a hard problem only she can relieve.

Marcel must accept that the war is really over, or lose the alien glittering gem who saved his life.

This sexy scifi romance tale is the first in a futuristic collection inspired by Under By Treaty, a space opera romance in Kayla Stonor’s Surrender collection. Each tale in the Qui Treaty Collection is a standalone novella set in the Qui galactic empire, with annihilation of mankind held at bay only through the Treaty consummated between the Qui Empress and the human consort abducted under its terms.

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Jordan Castillo Price – GhosTV (Review & Excerpt)

GhosTV by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: PsyCop #6
Source: Personal Library
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

For the past dozen years, Victor Bayne has solved numerous murders by interrogating witnesses only he can see—dead witnesses. But when his best friend Lisa goes missing from the sunny California campus of PsyTrain, the last thing he wants to find there is her spirit.

Disappearing without a trace in a school full of psychics? That’s some trick. But somehow both Lisa and her roommate have vanished into thin air. A group of fanatics called Five Faith has been sniffing around, and Lisa’s email is compromised.

Time is running out, and with no ghosts to cross-examine, Vic can’t afford to turn down any offers of help. An old enemy can provide an innovative way to track Vic’s missing friend, and he enters into an uneasy alliance—even though its ultimate cost will ensnare him in a debt he may never manage to settle.

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Jordan Castillo Price – Camp Hell (Review & Excerpt)

Camp Hell by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: PsyCop #5
Source: Personal Library
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Victor Bayne honed his dubious psychic skills at one of the first psych training facilities in the country, Heliotrope Station, otherwise known as Camp Hell to the psychics who’ve been guests behind its razorwire fence.

Vic discovered that none of the people he remembers from Camp Hell can be found online, and there’s no mention of Heliotrope Station itself, either. Someone’s gone through a lot of trouble to bury the past. But who?

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Jade Cain – Undercover Games (Review & Excerpt)

Undercover Games by Jade Cain

Series: For Queen & Country #2
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Nick Kaplan and Aidan Blake are experienced secret agents, stars of MI-5… or they were until they moved in together and became lovers all in one fell swoop. Now, before they have a chance to work out what’s happening between them, they face their hardest test yet: keeping their hands off each other when they go undercover as strangers. Someone is selling deadly secrets to Great Britain’s enemies and a terrible chemical weapon is about to fall into the wrong hands.

Nick and Aidan are ordered to the scene of the crime—a government lab—to track down the traitor. Faced with the prospect of a long stay in a remote Northern corner of England, Nick offers Aidan a bet: whoever breaks their self-imposed celibacy first by instigating sex will pay the price when they return to London. It’s all fun and games until they actually have to tough it out. If they can’t make this work, all of Great Britain could be at risk, but neither of them can think clearly when they have to be apart.

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Jordan Castillo Price – Secrets (Review & Excerpt)

Secrets by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: PsyCop #4
Source: Copy provided by the Author
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Victor Bayne’s job as a PsyCop involves tracking down dead people and getting them to spill their guts about their final moments. It’s never been fun, per se. But it’s not usually this annoying.

Vic has just moved in with his boyfriend Jacob, he can’t figure out where anything’s packed, and his co-worker is pressuring him to have a housewarming party.

Can’t a guy catch a break?

On a more sinister note, Vic discovers there’s absolutely no trace of him online. No trace of anyone else who trained at “Camp Hell,” either.

Everyone Vic knows has signed a mysterious set of papers to ensure his “privacy.” The contracts are so confidential that even Vic has never heard of them. But Jacob might have.

What other secrets has Jacob been keeping?

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