Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blue by DP Denman

Title: Blue
Author: D.P. Denman
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Published: September 25, 2015
Long before he was a successful songwriter and black-belt badass, Blue was a survivor. He escaped a program designed to cure him. One that left him near death with nothing to rely on but the kindness of a stranger. Hostile and headstrong, he needed a calmer influence to balance his fury. Someone to save him from himself. Brady’s life was quiet and orderly until fate sent him a blue-eyed hurricane. Bursts of temper and flashes of despair battered his efforts to quiet the storm in a man he doubted he could tame. One drowning in the wreckage of his past. With a head full of lies and a body full of scars, Blue worked to rebuild his life with the help of a man who showed him sometimes trust is worth the risk. Blue features one of the most popular characters from the Saving Liam saga! Destined for greatness, he reveals the past that made him the scarred bad boy readers love.
I for one did not read the ‘Saving Liam’ saga, but this book is phenomenal.  Well written, sweet sweet story of an emotional and bodied scarred character that just really blew me away.  This is an age-gap story that fate sets on a path to each other.  This has a good many of emotional triggers, abuse, cutting, suicide and religion.  Highly recommend this book! 

Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She lives among the moss and trees of the Pacific Northwest with a rambunctious pair of fur babies.
In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Base Instincts (Demonica #11.7) by Larissa Ione

As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive . . . if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.

Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.

Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.

I have not read any of this series,  but the world building was exceptional.  I could see exactly what the author wanted me to see.  I was a little lost in the story and kept going back to her dictionary in the front, but not enough to put it down.  Raze is literally between a rock and hard place,  being gay and having to survive by having sex with women is pure torture for him, when Slake is facing loosing his soul himself by not finishing his last job, to find the woman keeping Raze alive, A bitter jealousy has Slake and Raze fighting for both their souls.  If you are looking a  fantasy with two hot demons then this is a short read for you.