Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Seeker Box Set by Ditter Kellen

Title: The Seeker: Box Set
Author: Ditter Kellen
Publisher:  DK Media, LLC
Genre: M/F, Paranormal, suspense
Pages: 526
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Ember Wells knows the meaning of terror. A reporter by day, her nights are spent hiding from a serial killer known as The Seeker. He's stalked her for a year, terrorizing her through the lens of a camera.
Held prisoner by paranoia, fear becomes a lonely companion...until she meets Angelo Dimitrov, a dark, mysterious stranger who sets her world on fire.

Angelo Dimitrov is not what he seems. Sexy as sin and shrouded in secrets, he appears out of nowhere and moves in next door. Should Ember run from this stranger with the moss green eyes or give in to her heart and be burned alive...

The Seeker Box set by Ditter Kellen contains, Ember Burns, Ember Learns, Ember Yearns, Ember Discerns, and Ember Turns.
Ember is a photo journalist. She is just promoted to that position when we meet her. She is confident and sexy too.  She has been at the paper for eight years and happy with her success.  She has been through a really rough time her last case involved a serial killer, and one of her co workers refuses to take no for an answer when asking her out.
Angelo we meet him when Ember comes home one day and the sparks fly. We don’t know a lot about Angelo in the first book. He is just dark and mysterious.
From there each story we learn more about Angelo and Ember.  Angelo is far more than he first appears to be… and so is Ember.  Watching Ember evolve and become who and what she was meant to be is a gradual process but felt like it was suppose to be happening. I liked the flow the books always giving me a peek and making me want more.  I suggest reading these when you have the time to sink into a great paranormal romance with a ton of heat in it. Ember truly is a remarkable woman and I loved getting to know her.

                               Five Shooting Stars

Star Dust Award Absolution by E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville

Title: Absolution
Series:  Sinful Temptation, 2
Author: E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville
Publisher: E.L. Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 417
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Although this is book two in the collection, it can be read as a standalone or the first in the series.

For most of his adult life, Jon dedicated his life to the church, finding solace in helping others, but there has always been something missing. Up until now, he's been able to push that aside and move forward, letting everyone think he's happy and doing what he loves.

Ash doesn't want to continue with life. Left behind to live a cold and empty life after his partner died in a tragic accident, he doesn't see any future for himself. He goes through the motions of living, but inside he’s ready to give up. All that's left behind is the anger and hurt he has inside him.

Finding comfort in each other's company, the two men struggle with emotions, guilt and fears about the future. Confiding only in each other, they grow closer, both denying the bond building between them, and a past that won't let them move on

Absolution is the second book in the Sinful Temptation series by authors  E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville. This is a standalone book even though it is part of a series.  This book also has a taboo subject,  not all readers will be comfortable with.
Jon is a catholic priest. He loves gardening, he feels that the priesthood might not be where he should be right now. He is lonely wants someone to share his life with.  He wants to be a good priest but how can he when his heart is not in it?
Asher:  Best friends with Zach from Sinful temptations, 1.  His partner of seven years was taken from him in a car crash. He has been running from his family and friends ever since.  But Zach’s wedding makes him come out and see him.  Ash would like nothing better than to keep right on running forever but his feelings for a certain priest make him stay.
In this book Jon has to find himself. He has to decide what he really wants to do with his life. Ash has that same dilemma on a different level. He has to learn to move on once the love of his life dies.  They both have a lot to let go of before they can come together.
I personally loved this book, there is such great emotional connection with these characters.  I just could not stop reading it.  I liked how they could help each other get over what was needed.  Like they are perfect halves of a whole.  I would love to read more in the Sinful Temptation series in the future I hope there are many more to come. 

                     Five Shooting stars and a Star Dust Award

Horizontal Analysis by E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville

Title: Horizontal Analysis
Series: Sinful Temptation, 1
Author: E.M.  Leya and Nicole Colville
Publisher:  E.L. Publishing
Genre:  MM, contemporary
Pages:  346
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
When Zachary is sent to London to audit a very high profile company, the last thing he expected was to meet the man of his dreams on the flight there.

Killian's life has been hell for the last few years, but meeting Zach is the breath of fresh air he needed, even if he is half his age. He didn't expect things between the two of them to escalate as fast as they do.

One night of passion isn't enough, but there is danger in pursuing more, especially when fate throws them a curveball they never expected, and with Killian's ex ready for the attack, they could lose everything, still, with the chemistry between them, staying apart isn't an option.

With an attraction like neither has experienced, they are willing to risk it all, fighting the world around them that wants to keep them apart. Challenged in ways the two couldn't imagine possible, they must figure out how to hold on to something they know they might never find again.

Horizontal Analysis by authors E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville is a fast paced heat filled book. I liked how the authors made me really love and adore Killian. First off he is Irish that had me at hello, but he is kind, sweet, and a little bit naughty.  I loved that combination. At work he is all stoic, workaholic, but give a cute guy on a plane and all that goes out the window.  Killian joins the mile high club in style.
Zach is young, but he is dedicated to his job. He cannot be bribed or does he do substandard work.  He is an auditor wanting to make a name for himself.  He has no idea who Killian really is when he allows him to help with Zach’s fear of flying.  But the connection is so strong they both cannot fight it.  Though I am sure all the people in first class got a new definition of sex ed by those two. Zach is a responsible stand up kinda guy. Even shy and blushes which was adorably cute.
Over all I really loved this story both men are more than deserving of love, they are both ready for it.  They are not going to let a little thing like living across the ocean from each other get in the way either. When you want a story that makes you believe in true love this is the book to pick up. 

                                  Five Shooting Stars

The Empty Box by Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow

Title: The Empty Box
Author:  Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow
Publisher:  Loose ID publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 299
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Dave’s taking life day by day after leaving Travis, his emotionally abusive partner of fifteen years. Working as the cook at the Square Peg is all the social life he has and he’s content with that.

When a swerving car leaves him sprawled on the snowy sidewalk with a broken ankle, being rescued by his new neighbor, young, sinfully pretty Jeremy, seems like the start of something good, even if twenty years separate the two men. But Travis isn’t content to let Dave slip away and Dave’s his own worst enemy, holding Jeremy at arms’ length when Jeremy wants to get as close as possible.

With decisions about his future complicated by his tangled past, can Dave accept the second chance Jeremy offers or will his heart stay empty of love?

The Empty Box by authors Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow is a powerfully gripping story. I really got into this book and could not put it down.  It is one of those books you want more of and are sad when it ends.
Dave works at the Square Peg as a cook.  He is really depressed that everyone seems to have someone but him.  He is a good person, works hard, has a great heart. But his old boyfriend has done a number on his self esteem.   His luck turns around when a driver almost hits him, and he ends up being rescued by his adorable neighbor Jeremy.
Jeremy is a computer builder. He mostly talks to his cat not real people. So he is shy but adorably awkward.  He wants Dave even though Dave keeps saying Jeremy is too young for him. He sees the good in Dave and knows they could be great together.
Dave has one serious problem, his ex.  The ex starts to become obsessive, abusive, and threatening. Dave must choose between a new love and the old one that is toxic and not good for him.  I liked seeing Dave grow up. He is a good person with a good soul.  I am sorry about the ending of this book, what happens when Dave makes that final step to break away from his ex. I thought that part was totally unfair to Dave.  But again shows what a great story this was, for me to feel that connected to Dave.  I really feel both authors did a great job with this book.  This story is not for everyone, there are scenes  some readers might not like, but for me this book is a keeper.  I really will be looking for more from both authors, they have shown me depth of character, understanding of what they are talking about, and made me really love their men. 

                              Five Shooting Stars