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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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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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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Jordan Castillo Price – Body and Soul (Review & Excerpt)

Body and Soul by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: PsyCop #3
Source: Personal Library
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Thanksgiving can’t end too soon for Victor Bayne, who’s finding Jacob’s family hard to swallow. Luckily, he’s called back to work to track down a high-profile missing person.

Meanwhile, Jacob tries to find a home they can move into that’s not infested–with either cockroaches, or ghosts. As if the house-hunting isn’t stressful enough, Vic’s new partner Bob Zigler doesn’t seem to think he can do anything right. A deceased junkie with a bone to pick leads Vic and Zig on a wild chase that ends in a basement full of horrors.

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Jordan Castillo Price – Among the Living (Review & Excerpt)

Among the Living by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: PsyCop #1
Source: Personal Library
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves.

He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy.

Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.

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Jae T. Jaggart – Angel Angel, Burning Bright

Angel Angel, Burning Bright by Jae T. Jaggart

Series: Seven Deadly Sins Story #2
Source: Review by Request
Copy Provided by Author
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when Management offers up two supernatural beings so darkly seductive, in a test so twisted, that their target cannot choose between them?

Michael Rei has been called a musical genius. His life revolves around the concert stage. At nineteen, the threat of death lays behind, and the world lays before him. But something strange and alluring comes calling at the height of his triumph. Two men, that he, torn between brilliance and innocence, cannot resist.

The stakes are high. The highest. But Michael is greedy. He can have both men, for a while… But once he choses between the two, the consequences will be eternal…

A standalone, second in the Seven Deadly Sins series, after Cash: Angel, Demon, Rock Star.

Contains wicked behavior, perverse mind games, m/m/m action, a lot of sweat and a pink haired, violin-wielding best friend ready to take on any evil doers.

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An amazing, poignant continuation of the Seven Deadly Sins Story Series!

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Life.
Music. Connection with the world.

Taking this audience out of their mundane skins. Making them feel.
This was his gift. His magic.

This is an Erotic Paranormal MM Romance featuring:
Angels,
demons,
musicians,
intrigue,
suspense,
heartbreak,
lust,
love,
and some seriously HOT MMM Menage action…

A Dangerous Game – Angels and demons playing for the soul of Michael Rei, a musical prodigy who splits his time between sold-out concert halls and dreary hospital rooms. He has spent most of his life fighting just to survive, so when he’s offered the opportunity to really LIVE for the first time, he grabs hold of it with both hands.

Because he was greedy. Because he wanted it all. Because for a long time he’d thought he would have no time left, and that now he could have anything, do, anything, his only instinct was one word to it all: yes. Always, yes.

Michael is certainly enjoying his days wrapped in the sheets between two gorgeous men who claim to be lawyers, but little does he know he’s merely a game to these men… So when emotions begin to run far deeper than anyone had anticipated, the game gets dangerous.

As you may recall, I adored the first book in this series (Cash: Angel, Demon, Rock Star) and I was absolutely thrilled to continue this series. It is such a fun premise with a highly erotic bent which sneaks up on the reader with sweet romance and beautiful themes of life and sin…

As a reminder, the first book in this series is FREE on Amazon, and I sincerely hope you’ll check it out. It is absolutely worth your time! This is a serial series which features stand-alone stories. I’ll certainly be the first in line to read the next book in the Seven Deadly Sins Story series!

***I was graciously gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Jae T. Jaggart – Cash: Angel, Demon, Rock Star

Cash: Angel, Demon, Rock Star (A Seven Deadly Sins Story #1)Cash: Angel, Demon, Rock Star by Jae T. Jaggart
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Series: A Seven Deadly Sins Story #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when a raunchy, bisexual rock star is the prize in a battle between an angel and a demon? And can it matter?

If that dirty, sweaty rock star is going to become a leader and influence a generation, yes.

An angel and a demon have been given a challenge by Management. One or the other must win Cash over. To the good, or to the bad. And when supernatural beings battle, any filthy trick and subterfuge is permitted.

Winner take all. With seven deadly sins to play with, it’s going to get creative. And Management may not approve.

Contains bad behavior, hot m/m action, and a lot of sweaty leather. Approx. 16,500+ words plus bonus material.

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Victoria Danann – A Tale of Two Kingdoms

A Tale of Two Kingdoms (Knights of Black Swan, #6)A Tale of Two Kingdoms by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of Black Swan #6
Source: Review By Request
ARC received from the Author
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Duff Torquil is heir to Scotia, the kingdom of Fae, who have been at war with the Elves for two thousand years. Fae and Elves are both species who have evolved to respond to one fated lover with whom they will mate for life. Duff Torquil’s predestined mate is perfect for him in every way: beautiful, smart, polished, strong willed and a talented psychic who works for The Order of the Black Swan. The only problem is that she happens to be Aelsong Hawking, talented Black Swan psychic, younger sister of vampire hunter, Sir Rammel Hawking, AND the only daughter of the royal house of Elves.

After escaping together to establish a quiet obscure life away from both families and the politics of elf/fae differences, the young lovers are captured, separated, secluded, and left to die as mated pairs of their species tend to do when permanently parted. Fortunately, an angelic intervention persuades the unlikely “powers that be” to get involved.

If you love a grand mix of romance, scifi, fantasy, paranormal, tears, laugher, and complex stories – this series is right for you. 17+

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I’ve been impatiently waiting for the day that Duff and Song would get their moment in the spotlight… The wait was worth it, and A Tale of Two Kingdoms shines brightly among the other jewels in the Knights of the Black Swan series so far.


“I know ‘tis damn inconvenient and likely to be more trouble than I can guess before ‘tis done. But I would no’ change it. The only thin’ on Earth I’m sure of is that whatever bother comes, she’s more than worth it.”

We had been witness to the little moments throughout the series (starting in book two – The Witch’s Dream) where the forbidden love between Aelsong Hawking and Duff Torquil has been steadily building to a crescendo.

I think I’ll always be a sucker for fantasy,
intelligent female characters,
love against all odds,
strong men with soft hearts,
humor, &
action…
and it’s just my luck that The Knights of the Black Swan combines all of these elements…

I’d like to thank the Author, Victoria Danann for her forethought in including a synopsis of her previous books at the beginning! As you may know, I dislike reading series which are not completed. I read too quickly to follow a series piecemeal. By the time a new book is published, I’ve already completed upwards of 20 books since the last installment. I find myself re-reading all of the books which lead up to a new release for the sake of keeping my memory fresh. The author’s forethought in including the synopsis was a blessing. I was able to catch up with all the bits of Duff & Song’s forbidden love so far.

I’ve enjoyed all of the Knights of the Black Swan Books, and I make it a point to recommend them often. The first book in the series, My Familiar Stranger is a free eBook, and I’ve given it five stars.

Nely Cab – Creatura

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Series: Creatura #1
Source: Review By Request
ARC Provided by Publisher
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When seventeen year-old Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides to confront her fear. But what Isis discovers is something other than a menacing entity.

The human-like creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment of her imagination. Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words to contest by asking the entity to prove himself—a dare, he readily welcomes.

It is in her dreams that Isis innocently stumbles upon the silent existence of the divine lineage of those that man has long forgotten.

In a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating life-changing truths. Isis Martin’s journey is sure to leave any reader ravenous for more.

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This was an amusing book for fans of Paranormal Young Adult/High School Romances. …taking a deep breath… However, I want to stand before you and admit that
I am not the target audience of this book

. Somehow I missed the YA warning signs in the book’s description before I picked it up. That is my fault, not the author’s, and I regret that it kept me from enjoying the book. And more importantly, I regret that it affected my rating of the book, but I feel compelled to write an honest review.

I’d like to start by saying that the description of this book provided by the publisher only addresses the first one or two chapters, and fails to describe the plot of this book.

It had a fun and original premise:

Isis is a lucid dreamer (able to control her dream-state) her control seems to be slipping because a dark figure is haunting her dreams. When she finally gains the courage to confront the intimidating specter, she states out loud (and to the creature) “you are not Real.”
The creature decides to prove that he is real by showing up at Isis’s high school and enrolling as a student. The plot improves from there – a creation story, ancient Gods, star-crossed lovers, jealous ex-boyfriends, etc.

If you are a teenage girl, sure, you should read this book. It’s romantic. It’s age appropriate. The male love interest is cute, sweet, and possessive without being eerily creepy. If you are an adult, perhaps you should consider skipping this little gem.

The heroine and her friends are 17 years old and seniors in high school, with all the trappings of the age group – school functions, clique-y teenagers, angst… absurd dialogue…

…taking another deep breath…
I am not the target audience of this book.
(repeating this as a mantra throughout the whole book)

Is anyone else weirded out by a 300ish year old God hitting on a 17 year old virgin high school student? Just me? Oh… One more reason I am obviously not the target audience.

I didn’t enjoy over-the-top cringe-worthy teenage poetry when I was a teenager… I assure you, I have not warmed to the medium over the years either. And there was A TON of it. That’s kind of the cherry on top of the sundae worth of reasons I was not the target audience for this book.

Every single little plot twist in this book was obvious.
With the exception of one: If I ever got a text from a dead guy who was threatening my friends with a gun the last time anyone had seen him alive…
I would NOT answer his pleas. Just saying.