Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TK Lawyer Blog Post - Centurion

Centurion's book blurb:

 Centurion has it all.  A talented charge, ladies at his
 disposal for a single encounter or more and access to all
 the coffee he wants once he lands on Earth.  Plus, he’s
 second in command of the volunteer band of angels called the
 Guardian League.  The one thing he never wanted was an
 intimate relationship with a human beyond the usual
 angel-charge boundaries.

 So when he finds a woman as strong and hot as the human
 beverage that tickles his fancy, what else can he do but
 pursue her until he figures out what to do with her.

 April loves her enticing, hunky angel but he’s a lot to
 handle.  He’s cocky, unpredictable but most of all…
 incorrigible.  What is she to do with a male who lives life
 by his own schedule?

 Can April and Centurion form a compromise and allow love to
 bind them together?  Or will Centurion’s inability to
 commit wedge them apart, forever?

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Welcome to my world-  about TK Lawyer

I have always had an interest in the strange and unusual and I’m a romantic by heart. So how did I come into writing, you ask? Well, I stumbled into it. Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened. I never pictured myself as a writer but sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure in my life; I jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. Funny part is, the notes I wrote never became a book, instead I took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels and created their worlds and I have loved every minute of it.
I write passion-filled paranormal romance- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. They will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.
I invite you, lovely readers, to enter my world, relax in an easy-chair, sip a soothing beverage, stay and be entertained. I write for you.

Monday, April 18, 2016

My Zombie Boyfriend by T.Strange

Title: My Zombie Boyfriend
Series: The Undead Canadian
Author: T.Strange
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: MM. Paranormal
Pages: 221
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Edward Grey is a medical student by day, necromancer by night. He lives alone with the first zombie he ever raised, his childhood cat, Boo. Edward’s life is simple: studying medicine, training his necromantic powers with his mentor, Mariel, and having weekly dinners with his parents. When he finds a very attractive corpse in a park and brings it home to reanimate, he creates a sassy, free-willed zombie who believes Edward is the one who murdered him.

With no memory of his former life, Edward names the zombie Kit and tries to win his trust. Kit slowly adjusts to his new un-life with Edward’s help, though he’s still suspicious of Edward’s role in his death and is convinced that Edward is hiding his former identity. Edward is very attracted to Kit, but understands why Kit doesn’t trust him. As they become closer to one another, Kit turns to Edward for comfort and love. The fragile trust they’ve built together will be tested when Kit unexpectedly regains his memory and seeks revenge on his murderers.


My Zombie Boyfriend by T. Strange has the story of Edward a medical student/ necromancer. He is an odd little character. He has an animated cat, and his first zombie in his house with him. He trains with his mentor, and basically just lives life like normal. Well normal as one can get and have a zombie in you house. Kinda average. Nothing really special.
Then he finds Kit. He animates him and gets way more than just a zombie for a friend.
Kit cannot remember who he is, or how he died. He wants to learn it all, but some of Edward's answers just do not make sense.
This story disturbed me some. Zombie sex, that I just could not wrap my mind around. I get Kit is not the normal zombie, but still he is a zombie, and well dead. Get where my mind went with that? I say bravo to T. Strange for making a story that really brought out a lot emotions in me. Probably not the ones she wanted but still I have strong feelings about this story. It is well told and I really felt the characters pains and happiness. If you can over look a few things, suspend some belief, and think outside the box of romance, this is the story to pick up. Very imaginatively done. 

                                   Four Twinkling Stars


Blog Post: The Penhallow Train Incident by M.S. Spencer

Thank you for having me today, Tina. I’d like to talk to your readers about my romantic suspense mystery, The Penhallow Train Incident, new from The Wild Rose Press.

A corpse on a train, hidden treasure, and an offbeat love affair combine in a funny, romantic, mystery in coastal Maine.

The Wild Rose Press, 3/30/2016, Crimson Rose Line
Contemporary romantic suspense/Cozy Mystery; Sensual (PG-PG13)
Ebook 79,665 words, Print 334 p.

In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a stranger dies on a train, drawing Historical Society Director, Rachel Tinker, and curmudgeonly retired professor, Griffin Tate, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. With the help of the victim’s rival, they set out to locate the Queen of Sheba’s tomb. Their plans are stymied when a war erupts between the sheriff and a state police detective who want to arrest the same man for different crimes. It’s up to Rachel to solve a mystery that includes two more murders, if she wants to unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust.
Among the many seemingly unconnected characters in the Penhallow Train Incident is Noreen, a blowsy, less than savory woman of questionable means, who appears in Penhallow claiming to look for her husband. She is accused of many things, only some of which is true. In this excerpt, she decides to take her relationship with Rachel to another level.

Excerpt (PG): Noreen, Angry

Without thinking, Rachel blurted out, “Are you after the money?”
Noreen’s eyes opened wide. “Me? Money? What money?” Her expression morphed into sly. “Nah. I broke up with John back in Belize. He wouldn’t share. Said I’d run through all his cash, but I didn’t believe him.”
So why did you come up to Maine?”
Noreen dropped Rachel’s arm. “It’s here. I can feel it. His stash.”
I’m thinking consistency is not her strong suit.
As if sensing Rachel’s sentiment, Noreen shook her head. “I had nothing to do with any robbery anyway. John told me he’d inherited the money. I’m entitled to half his stuff, you know. I’m his wife.”
What about Hannah Sundstrom?”
She’s dead, ain’t she?”
The fact that Hannah wasn’t yet dead when Noreen married Pinkney didn’t appear to enter into her calculations. She’s waded so far into the swamp of lies she doesn’t know she’s drowning. “What about John?”
John? He’s still in the slammer, ain’t he? I have a free hand.” Her face darkened. “Or I did, until you and your precious Marx started sticking your honkers where they don’t belong. Damn you! Now I’m on the sheriff’s radar again.” She reddened. “If he lets John out, I’m screwed.” The woman grabbed her arm again and squeezed painfully. “It’s all your fault. Why couldn’t you just let well enough alone?” Her voice rose. “Why are you persecuting me? I never did nothing to you. You Yankee snobs and your self-righteous hi-de-hos. I hate all of you.”
Rachel took a step back and Noreen lunged forward, baring her teeth. “Don’t you run away, bitch. You need a lesson in minding your own business, you do.” She drew closer, her hands balled into fists. Rachel took another step backward, but her right heel hit a stack of wood and she fell over. As she tried to push off from the rolling logs, Noreen loomed above her. “This’ll teach you.” She drew her arm back and smashed her fist into Rachel’s nose.
Everything went black.


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Pre-order as of 2/6/2016; release date 3/30)

About the Author
Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled in five continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, birdwatcher, kayaker, policy wonk, non-profit director and parent. She has two fabulous grown children and a perfect granddaughter, and currently divides her time between the Gulf coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.


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Romantic suspense and mystery, they are available in ebook and print from The Wild Rose Press, I Heart Book Publishing, and all fine on-line book stores. For more information, visit

Coming soon from The Wild Rose Press:
The Mason's Mark: Love and Death in the Tower (an Old Town Romance)
Artful Dodging: The Torpedo Factory Murders (an Old Town Romance)
Whirlwind Romance

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Made: A Bad Boy Romance by Danielle Slater and Allegra Ryan

Title: Made
Series: A Bad Boy Romance
Authors: Danielle Slater, Allegra Ryan
Publisher: Allegra Ryan
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 140
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
The Bad Boy Games: there's nothing they won't do, no line they won't cross.


When it comes to bad boys, I'm smart enough to look and not touch. When it comes to Nathan, all I want to do is touch. . .

To get my little sister out of trouble, I have to play the game, his twisted game. The worst part? I love it. I didn't intend things to work out this way. I knew I was in over my head, but some part of me believed in him, that he really would help us.

The whole crazy thing began with a pair of red shoes and a contract. Now he thinks I belong to him. The scary part? He might be right.


Brooke thinks she's playing to save her sister. The truth? She's just another pawn running out of time. . .

So what? Her illusions aren't my issue. She also thinks I'm using her for my own dirty reasons, that I'm just another player. She might be right, but what I want is to move up in the organization and take my rightful seat at the table. I'm smart enough to realize that dream's likely never going to come true.

Still, the job has its perks, and one of them is that sweet redhead. I'm going to get my fill while I can--because the one thing the bosses can't take away from me--I play for keeps.

**MADE is a dark, bad boy romance. No cliffhanger, no cheating. Happy ending included**


Made: A Bad Boy Romance by authors Danielle Slater and Allegra Ryan is a sexy read from the get go. Mobsters, naughty playboys with too much money, and sex all mix in this book to make it a read I couldn't put down.
Nathan, he is lethal and pure sex all at the same time. Usually works the contract kills, but he does what he is hired to do. He knows not to disobey orders, and to stay in control.
Brooke feisty, fiery, and level headed. She is a contradiction walking. She soon gets far over her head, and needs Nathan to help her figure out the way out. Bit of a cynic, and very cautious.
These two have insta lust right away. We also find out they both will do anything to protect those they love. I liked also that Brooke does not have to be rescued. She is smart enough to rescue herself when she needs too. I like a strong heroine. She is a smart cookie. More than a match for Nathan.
Nathan for all his rough edges has a huge heart capable of a lot of love. He is the kind of man you want on your side.
Over all this is a great read, lots of story inside this one, and a little mystery too going on. When you want a well rounded story that has a lot of heat this is the one to pick up.

                                          Five Shooting Stars

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Being Neighborly by April Kelley

Title: Being Neighborly
Author: April Kelley
Publisher: Self
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 53
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Isaac’s life changed forever the day he meets his two sexy neighbors.

From the first day Isaac Gaines came out of the closet, he had been on his own. He thought he did a good job, over the years, getting through the hurt his family had caused him. So what if he never actually dated or formed lasting relationships. One phone call makes him realize some hurts leave lasting scars.

Adam and Tanner Murray have a great relationship, one built on love and trust. Their quiet farmer’s lives get turned upside down when Isaac comes to town. The question isn’t whether they want him in their lives. The question is whether Isaac will let them into his. 


Being Neighborly by April Kelley is a fast intense read. I really liked the characters and the fast paced writing style in this book. There is angst and a lot of heart and soul in this book and it kept me reading.
Isaac has not been back to his home town since he came out when he was fifteen. His parents disowned him, and his grandfather refused to get involved. He left town never looked back. Now his grandfather has died, and left him his ranch. Things have changed, and some have stayed the same. Isaac is a hard worker. Really does not trust anyone. Relies on himself and what he can do.
Tanner and his husband Adam they are the neighbors next door. When Tanner the serious one of the two sees Isaac he wants him. Adam is willing to go along with things. But he too ends up falling for the serious man who needs their love and support.
I liked how the relationship was not too terribly rushed. I loved Tanner the most. I like alpha intense men and Tanner is that in spades. When you want a romance that has a lot going on for it, intensely passionate, and full of angst this is the one to pick up.

                           Five Shooting Stars

Friday, April 15, 2016

Unwelcome Home by C.E. Kilgore

Title: Unwelcome Home
Series: Welcome to Alvarado,2
Author: C.E. Kilgore
Publisher: Self
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 132
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Two broken lives meet in Alvarado, seeking a welcoming home and a second chance.

Five years ago, Clint Shepfield broke the town of Alvarado apart when he used his fists to break Samuel Garrett's body. In prison, Clint's had plenty of time to deal with the guilt, and accept the real reasons behind his actions. He's now accepted his homosexuality, Sam has forgiven him, and he's being encouraged to return to the town he thought would never welcome him home.

In the blink of an eye, and the stomping boots of drunk bullies, Rick Santos lost everything. Once a track star in the making, Ricky's been left confined to a wheelchair, his hopes for the future gone. His happy zeal for life is taken over by a pessimistic, bitter attitude, leaving Sam and Cody at their wits' end. The first time Ricky snaps at Clint, everyone is surprised when Clint bites back.

Clint makes it his mission to get Ricky out of his funk and out of that chair. Maybe if he can help Ricky stand up straight again, Clint will be able to do the same. But, not everyone in Alvarado is ready to welcome them into the community, leaving Clint and Ricky dealing with the possibility of being unwelcome home.


Welcome to Alvarado, 2 is titled Unwelcome Home by author C.E. Kilgore. This book has to be read in order, it is a direct play off of book one. All the characters come back in this book.
Clint a villain whom this book redeems. I didn't think a character that had done what Clint did could be brought back as a hero for a book, but Clint does. He comes out of prison for the crimes he did to Sam. He torn apart his small home town with one night of rage. He also torn apart himself. Now he knows who he is, a gay man. And he knows he has to make amends for what he has done. Clint is actually a great soul. He is a hard worker, great friend, and a thoughtful lover.
Ricky is in a wheel chair because of being beaten for being gay. He has given up hope. All his former sass and brass is gone. All that is left is the sadness and the what could have beens. That is where Clint finds him. But Clint being Clint does manage to bring Ricky back to the land of the living. I loved watching that unfold. They are not the most likely of friends but sometimes circumstances make you be friends with people you never thought you would.
I really love the angst, and love in this book. It feels natural not forced. I also cannot wait for more from this series. I am now hooked and must have more! I like how a contemporary MM, can hold so much story and love inside of it. 

                                    Five Shooting Stars

Right Back Where by C.E. Kilgore

Title: Right Back Where
Series: Welcome to Alvarado
Author: C.E. Kilgore
Publisher: Self
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 189
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Sam’s ended up right back where he started – the small Texas town he swore he’d never step foot in again after making fast tracks to SMU. He’s not the young, gay kid he was when he left. He has a music degree now, with no job and is about to lose his dorm room… Shit.

When an old friend has him coming back to where he started, Sam struggles to deal with old memories and an unexpected reality. Things in Alvarado aren’t exactly how he remembers them, and neither is his arch nemesis Cody Greene.

When the two men get stuck together by a promise, the hated memories that Sam’s bitterly held onto for five years begin to unravel. When the dust settles, Sam and Cody have to decide if they can let go of the past to build a future.

This is my first time reading anything by author C.E. Kilgore. I really loved this book a lot. Right Back Where starts off the Welcome to Alvarado series. This book has a ton of angst which I love, lots of depth of emotion too. I like characters I can connect with and cheer for, like they are in this book.
Sam he thought he would never ever come back to the small town of Alvarado Tx. But the woman who was like his second mom, she is dying and asked him to come home. Only for her would he ever come back to a place that holds so much pain for him. Sam has had to learn to get past a horrible night that changed his life forever. Coming home again just brings up all that pain again.
Cody was Sam's best friend and close enough to be a brother. But Cody has a secret about the night that Sam left. One that could come between them again just when they think they can get past the painful night. Cody has a lot of guilt. He needs to come clean and let Sam help him heal.
These two do not have an easy time. Death, misunderstandings, and small town bigotry do their best to come between them. I loved how they could count on each other and come out the other side. When you want a contemporary MM with lots of heart and soul this is the one to pick up. 

                       five shooting stars