Monday, December 10, 2018

Reviewing Shrewd Angel by Anyta Sunday

Shrewd Angel (The Christmas Angel #6) by Anyta Sunday 4*
BLURB: Pax Polo is the swashbuckling guitarist for Serenity Free.
Correction: Was the swashbuckling guitarist for Serenity Free.
Now he sports a black eye and his bros have kicked him out of their band—three weeks before Christmas. It’s an unfamiliar kick to his over-inflated ego, but . . . whatever.
No problem.
Thanks to some stellar eavesdropping, an unexpected angel ornament, and a bribe to open for his favorite band ever, Pax will weasel his way back into his mates’ good graces.
All he has to do is friend Clifford, the neighborhood man-shrew, for the summer. Distract him a bit so Clifford’s younger sister can sneak around.
It sounds like a piece of beginners Beethoven. Jolly good fun.
Because, Pax totally knows how to friend people. He has heaps of friends. This shrew’s no match for his shrewd ways. Or is he?

My Review: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. So I'm back with the angel and am glad I hose this one to read next.I just loved Pax and how he interacted with all the other characters. As for Cliff he was such a perfect match for Pax that I almost felt sorry for Pax at times. The whole story was full of fun, shenanigans, and a few surprises along the way. I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a very modern twist on an old Shakespearean tale because Anyta does true justice to the Bard's work with this one.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Spreading Some Christmas Cheer with a Promo for Alan Serrow.

Author: Alan Semrow
Title: Ripe: Letters
Length: 152 pages
Published: 1st Oct 2018
Funny, sexy, evocative, and brutally honest, Ripe is Alan Semrow’s ode to relationships with men. In this epistolary book, Semrow writes to the men who have impacted his outlook, reminded him of basic life lessons, surprised him in more ways than one, and left him reeling for days. Writing to one-night-flings, men he has never met, and men he’ll never stop running into, Semrow touches on some of the most constant human themes—love, lust, desire, and the yearning for connection. All the while, the book details a man’s journey navigating and blooming by way of the modern gay scene.
Readers will find familiarity and hard truths in Semrow’s statements about the intricacy and explosiveness of the intimate moments we share.

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About The Author
Alan Semrow's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has been featured in over 30 publications. Apart from writing fiction and nonfiction, he is a professional copywriter, a monthly contributor at Chosen Magazine, and a singer-songwriter. Previously, he was the Fiction Editor for Black Heart Magazine and a Guest Fiction Editor for the Summer Issue of Five Quarterly. Semrow's debut short story collection, Briefs, was published in 2016. Ripe is his second book. Semrow lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Reviewing Santa Daddy by Keira Andrews.

Santa Daddy by Keira Andrews. 4*
BLURB:Mall Santas aren’t supposed to be hot
Hunter Adams is hopelessly adrift after college. He’s still a virgin, can’t find a real job, and has no clue what to do with his life. In desperation, he returns to his humiliating old job as an elf at the Santa's Village in his hometown's dying mall. The Santa on the job is an unexpectedly sexy lumberjack, twice Hunter's size and age. He makes Hunter feel very naughty—too bad he's grumpy and intimidating.
Years after the tragic death of his partner, Nick Spini has his beagle and long, hard days on his Christmas tree farm. That’s plenty. But he can’t refuse a loyal friend’s plea for help and finds himself filling in as Santa at the local mall. Despite Nick's attempt to stay aloof, the beautiful, anxious young man playing elf brings out his long-dormant daddy instincts.
When a surprise blizzard traps them alone in Nick’s isolated forest home, their attraction burns even brighter. Will they surrender to the sizzling connection between them and find the release and comfort they crave?
Santa Daddy is a holiday gay romance from Keira Andrews featuring an age gap, steamy m/m first times, daddy role-playing and light spanking, Christmas romance feels, and of course a happy ending.

My Review: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I decided to take a short break from The Christmas Angel series but couldn't resist staying with the Christmas theme. This time the warm Christmas feels were dished up with a tiny pinch of Daddy kink and I really liked it. You know most of the story from reading the blurb, but at the same time you know nothing until you actually read it. There's great Characters and wonderful world building that would fit in a much longer book but doesn't over power this fairly short story. I have to say it was well worth the reading and I heartily recommend it to those readers who enjoy a little spice with their sweet.