Review: “My Broken Angel” by Sadie Sins

TITLE: My Broken Angel
AUTHOR: Sadie Sins
SERIES: Wounded Hearts Book
PUBLISHER: Writer2ePub
COVER ARTIST: Sadie Sins
GENRE: Romance; Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 232 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2017
PRICE: $0.99 -e-book
  

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An angel-demon halfbreed just falls into my lap. Okay, he bleeds all over my shoes if you want to get technical. Moments later, this total stranger also manages to steal my heart.

Damn, I don’t even know how to explain this.

Have you ever met someone and just known they were the one? I thought I had until I met Danyal. I thought after eighteen years of living I knew all about love and meant to be and heartbreak. Then this damn bastard of a gorgeous fallen angel bleeds all over me, nearly ends up dead, and tears my reality in half. The wings don’t help. The kiss? The kiss makes me realize Hell is real and far hotter than I could ever imagine.

Discovering I’m bi is way less mindblowing than finding out my soulmate comes from a different realm of existence with bloodthirsty demons hunting him down. Worse, the longer I know him, the more I see it’s the demons in Danyal’s head that are going to kill him first.

Getting Danyal to stay and be mine is going to take an act of God. Or maybe a favor from the guy down below.
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When I heard that this book was coming, I started thinking about what direction the author would go. Drunk, Blind, Stupid Cupid had an angel, a half angel, and an angsty new adult. How could that be topped? Well, Sadie Sins found a way. While still retaining the humor and sexiness that was so key in the first book, she added a darker edge with a realistic feel.

Ben is Aiden’s best friend. He sees how happy Aiden is in his relationship and wants to have it for himself. While on a date with a crush he meets her brother, and discovers something new about himself. He realizes that he’s bisexual. Already insecure, this just makes it worse for the eighteen-year-old virgin.

Danyal is a halfie. His long white hair is very rare in someone who’s half angel half corrupt. This made him a favored pet in the pit and made the other halfies very jealous. Finally escaping and being severely wounded, he wants to see his chosen before he dies. He’s very traumatized by what has happened to him in his life.

Between Ben learning not only about himself but about the existence of angels and demons plus Danyal learning how to live free from slavery for the first time, you wonder how they can be together. From meeting to blood bonding and fighting their own fears, the journey to a full bond is rough. Their actions will confuse and hurt each other even after a full bond.

Sadie Sins has once again delivered a story full of all the things that make a great read. With humor, joy, pain, and passion she has written a great story. As with her other books, this could also lead to more in the line or be the stopping point. I look forward to wherever her creative mind leads her.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Apprentice Saga” by Sadie Sins

TITLE: Apprentice Saga
AUTHOR: Sadie Sins
SERIES: Demon Bonded
PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
COVER ARTIST: Sadie Sins
GENRE: Romance; Paranormal; BDSM
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 186 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2016
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
  

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This volume contains episodes 5-9 of Demon Bonded, as well as the bonus episode ‘The Forging Of An Apprentice,’ written by Sadie Sins and previously published 2016. Apprentice Saga is the second saga in the mm erotic world of Demon Bonded. This serial is a fun play on monster collecting and male harems. Expect demon bonding, master/slave relationships of mild and abusive nature, multiple partners, magical powers, learning how to be a sorcerer, and conflict with crueler demon masters.

Ky’s recovery from the overseer Demencious is short lived. His parents have lost all trust in him, and Ky again has to wonder if he’s losing his mind. That is until he starts his first art class at his new college, and meets an actual sorcerer apprentice.

Liem Kane could have been a typical teenager, but there is something terribly wrong beneath his well-groomed exterior. His demon, Fido, is twisted and abused, the wolf Relic tormented daily by his young master.

In his quest to save Fido from certain death, Ky must face Liem’s master. A demon trainer of cruelty that far surpasses his young pupil, Tobias has no qualms in murdering those that disobey. Ky faces off against this monster among men. It’s kill or be killed, and Ky isn’t sure he can live with either option.

18+ This book contains explicit m/m sexual content, shifter demon anatomy that knots and ties, graphic language, violence, and themes of bondage. 68,000+ words


This book follows Demencious Saga with episodes #5-9. This is one of those series that builds quickly. We are back with Ky as he stumbles along trying to protect those who want to either control or destroy the relics. Each episode he learns more.

Episode five picks up right where the previous one ended. Here while the human bonds get colder, the demon bonds get stronger. Ky is beginning to see who he is and what’s important. The responsibility he feels for the demons in his care. He’s also finding out what he gained in the bonding process as well. This has all been new to him and he’s had to learn not only from Lovely and Feral but from each new experience is adding to it too. He’s also teaching the demons about him. How truly caring and concerned he is for them.

Episode six is where most of the groundwork for the rest of the book is laid. This is where the chain of events start to connect Ky’s magical life at home to those that are around him. We meet Lien, who’s instrumental in getting Ky to have a further purpose and concern. Seeing how he’s different from other sorcerers. What he sees as his weaknesses and where he lacks knowledge.

When you get to episode seven, then you see the changes that Ky starts to go through. Because of his trusting nature, just how vulnerable those he cares for are. He’s chosen his true family and fights not only for their physical safety but their mental well-being as well. He sees that he needs to learn more for their protection. He takes the demons’ pain to heart and hurts for them. Never thinking of himself but instead how he can save and protect the relics. While those he holds dearest think of his safety and mental well-being.

Everything comes together in episodes eight and nine. Showdowns not only with outside forces but at home as well. A lot of things are learned, and the stage for the next saga is set. By the time I got to the end, I was eager for more. Sadie Sins has created a world of magic and morals, love and sacrifice. A place where the worst monsters are human and the demons more like knights.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns” by Tara Lain

TITLE: Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns
AUTHOR: Tara Lain
SERIES: Cowboys Don’t
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante
GENRE: Western; Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 226 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 22, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book / $14.99 -paperback
  

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Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.

Danny also hides a preference for beautiful femmes who like to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker.

Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend.

But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.


Tara Lain has done it again with another fabulous story. This time it’s with the latest book from her Cowboys Don’t series. Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns is the second book in the Cowboys Don’t series, and it’s a standalone book. You don’t have to read Cowboys Don’t Come Out, the first book in the series to understand what’s happening in the second book. That being said, I can’t wait to read the first book, Cowboys Don’t Come Out, and see how Rand and Kai fell in love since they were such wonderful supporting characters in Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns.

The story’s well written and beautifully edited. The characters are complex and lovable. The storyline has lots of twists and turns and two main characters that are looking for the exception to the rule in stereotypes.
Danny’s looking for a femme guy who loves to top which as he puts it “is as rare as a unicorn” and Laurie’s attracted to burly manly men who prefer to bottom. These two meet and the sparks fly when Laurie goes on vacation with his rich lawyer boyfriend Grove at a dude ranch in Chico, CA. The McIntyre Ranch is where Danny works as a ranch hand and helps with the dude ranch portion of the ranch.

I loved seeing Danny interact with Laurie and trying to be professional when he couldn’t help but be attracted to him. I loved his description of Laurie “…he’s a unique combination of twink-pretty with a dominant streak and a healthy dose of brains.” And then he realized, “Shit, I just described my dream come true and a combo as rare as a unicorn.” But could it ever work out? Danny doesn’t hold out much hope since Laurie is from San Francisco and is used to the finer things in life and Danny is a poor ranch hand who rides bulls for extra cash to try and save money to go to school and also purchase some land.

Tara Lain takes us poor readers through lots of twists and turns, but I loved how she got us through them. This is the second book that I have read by Tara Lain, each of the books has been from different series, and so far she hasn’t let me down. Tara Lain is fast becoming one of my favorite authors to read.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Falling Into the Black” by Caitlin Ricci

TITLE: Falling Into the Black
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
SERIES: A Planet Called Wish
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Brooke Albrecht
GENRE: Sci-fi; Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 145 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2017
PRICE: $5.99 -e-book
  

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Sometimes there’s a difference between duty and doing what’s right. And sometimes doing what’s right comes with a high price.

Every aspasian at Asiq adores the handsome peacekeeper Resan—all except for Arin. While the other workers vie for Resan’s attention, Arin avoids him at all costs, which rouses Resan’s suspicion. When he discovers Arin is a runaway slave, Resan is bound by law to return him to his master. It is only later that Resan realizes what he’s done. Arin’s owner bought him at twelve, married him, and not only violated Arin himself, but loaned him out to his friends. Resan has returned him to a life of rape and abuse, and now he must make a decision: free Arin and abandon the oaths he swore as a peacekeeper, or leave him to languish and abandon his own conscience and heart.


This is the third installment in the series but be a standalone. The first two are about different couples but to understand those characters, I would recommend reading the first two. Book one is about Thierry and Monroe and Book two is about Corbin (Thierry’s brother) and Em (Emmanuel). This author really sucked me in, so I am excited to go back and read about these characters. Just what I read in book three about them all, I need to go back and read up on how they fell in love.

Anyway, back to book three. On the planet Wish, everyone is pretty laid back and really enjoy their lives. First, you meet the handsome Resan, who’s a peacekeeper for all the different planets. When he’s not on a mission, he protects the aspasian that work at Asiq. The aspasians that work there provide services for all different types of gentlemen. Resan enjoys working there and never has a problem with finding a gentleman or two for his own bed. He’s not one for relationships. His only real issue is Arin which I will talk about in a second. Resan is used to the other workers giving him attention and wanting to bed him but not this one. This raises all sorts of suspicion, and he confronts him about. Sometimes, things are better left alone.

Now, my lovely Arin. I just love this character, and I’m sure you will to. He’s an aspasian that works at Asiq be of service to men. He likes working there well enough because he has choices there. If he doesn’t want to have sex, he can just say no. You ask why this is so weird? Doesn’t everyone have that choice? Well , the answer is no. Slavery is legal on several of the planets, and Arin was sold to his master, Bowman, at the age of 12 years old. And then forced to marry him. So, my heart breaks for Arin, and the more I read, the more pissed I got.

So, as I said earlier, some things are better left alone. But not for Resan, oh no, he wants answers. He hates that Arin will go out of his way to avoid him. So, Resan corners Arin one night and drills him with questions. He should have left it alone, but if he did that, then we wouldn’t have this complex love story. Resan finds out that Arin is a runaway slave and has been hiding out there on Wish. Well, you see, peacekeepers abide by the law, and now that he knows this information, he’s going to return Arin to his disgusting master. It’s the right thing to do, right? Wrong.

Bowman bought and married Arin at the age of 12. He raped, beat and neglected Arin for years. Bowman even had his friends come over and do the same. I will tell you that this author did a great job at keeping it very bland as far as details of his younger years. She paints a great picture of what he went through without graphic details. The graphic details come when Bowman gets Arin back.

Needless to say, Resan figures out that it was a horrible idea sending him back, but you will have to read the book to know what happens. I love the characters, I love the story, and I recommend this to anyone that likes planets, sexy aliens, drama and of course, love and sex.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Ride of Your Life” by Noah Harris

TITLE: Ride of Your Life
AUTHOR: Noah Harris
SERIES: Awakening Desires
PUBLISHER: Books Unite People
COVER ARTIST: Stefan Morgan
GENRE: Paranormal; Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 429 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2017
PRICE: $0.99 -e-book / $17.99 –paperback
  

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Drake is an omega wolf who just wants to be left alone, which becomes difficult when the Alpha of his pack decides he wants him as a mate. Rather than accept, Drake decides to run, and he’s been running ever since. He relishes in the thrill of the wild and the easiness of freedom. When he runs low on cash, however, he makes a snap decision to head down south to participate in an amateur rodeo to earn the prize money. His only problem? He’s never ridden a bull in his life. Luckily, a friendly trucker points him in the direction of a local dude ranch where he can find a teacher.

Gabe has dealt with a lot in his lifetime and lost many he held dear. It left him hardened and with little tolerance for his own kind. Luckily, he’s spent the last decade in a peaceful life on his ranch, with work to keep him busy and his ranch hands to keep him company. He was prepared to live out the rest of his days like this until a storm in the form of a young Omega came hurtling into his life, single-handedly awakening desires that had long been dormant.

Now the two of them have to decide to keep going on the paths they’ve paved for themselves or to take a chance and blaze a new trail.

Disclaimer: Ride of Your Life is a passionate long novel with over 400 pages packed of lovely man on male action. Very steamy M/M eBook for a mature audience ONLY.


jologooptimummWith Ride of Your Life, Noah Harris is returning to his paranormal roots, but with a lot more maturity and skill.

What do you think of when you read cowboy romances? Dude ranches? Alpha men? Horse or bull riding? All those would be expected but what about werewolves, or even…well, I’ll just say another type of paranormal character? Those definitely weren’t on my list until I read this book. Naturally, there’s the usual cowboy action, runaway horses, riding trails and there’s even songs around the campfire, but add in the M/M romance, an awesome paranormal plot with werewolves; then add the well-developed characters, and it’s definitely a winning combination.

Drake is strong willed for an omega, and he likes being alone. He also likes to follow his instincts, but he has a history of running away too. He’s been running from his old pack and more specifically from the Alpha, Julian, for a long time. When Julian finds him, and things get tough, will he run again? Gabe has a tragic past, and as a result, he’s made promises to himself that he fully intends to keep, that is until ‘Hurricane Drake’ hits him and throws his quiet life up in the air. Stan, an old friend of Gabe’s, is the dark horse in this book and revelations about who, or what, he is and his involvement in the plot took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting that!

I also wasn’t expecting the ‘beauty’ of the writing, yes I did say beauty! It’s an unusual term to use to describe books in this genre, but I stand by it. The descriptions of both the action and more importantly the emotions of the characters are ‘beautifully’ written. ‘Drake’s scent was all around and on the wind. He could smell the horses, the earthy scent of dust and sweat and warm bodies. He could smell the smoke from the fire and the remains of their food. He could smell the night air, crisp despite the fading warmth from the sun.’ ‘Those steely grey eyes, usually so hard and sharp, were like molten silver as they reflected the flickering flames of the firelight.’ Wow!

It’s the awesome skill Noah shows with the written word that lifts this book out of ‘normal’. This is much more than a cowboy romance and more than the usual paranormal erotica, it’s emotive and sensual but written without too much sentimentality. It has the usual Noah Harris fingerprints all over it in the well-described characters, paranormal plot twists and of course the build up of the sexual heat and hot, steamy sex scenes. This is not a short story, it’s quite a long but satisfying read. The epilogue cleverly ties up a few questions left unanswered, and it left me feeling sated but also heaving a sigh that I would have to leave Drake and Gabe behind. If you love cowboys and werewolves, this is the book for you. If you’re new to either then I highly recommend this as a first step into the genre, you won’t regret it.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Demencious Saga” by Sadie Sins

TITLE: Demencious Saga
AUTHOR: Sadie Sins
SERIES: Demon Bonded
PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
COVER ARTIST: Sadie Sins
GENRE: Romance; Paranormal; BDSM
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 169 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
  

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This volume contains episodes 1-4 of Demon Bonded, as well as the bonus episode ‘Far From Home’, written by Sadie Sins and previously published 2015-2016. Demencious Saga is the first saga in the gay, mm erotic world of Demon Bonded. This serial is a fun play on monster collecting and male harems. Expect demon bonding, master/slave relationships of mild and abusive nature, multiple partners, magical powers, learning how to be a sorcerer, and conflict with crueler demon masters.
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After his father is laid off, Ky Scion is forced to reside in his ancient family manor in the small town of Blackstone Falls. An outcast to the local farmers, Ky turns to repairing the huge house while pursuing his art degree. His parents are blind to the terrible secret he slowly discovers among the bloodstained walls. Something is living in the dark, in the nooks and hideaways of the old house. Something with hot breath and strong hands that wakes Ky up in the middle of the night.

In the dark hides the demonic Relics. Unique and beautiful, they’re exploited for their power and fought after viciously. But Relics aren’t items, they’re sentient beings, demonic people stolen from their very world to be bonded into servitude to callous sorcerers.

Ky’s grandfather disappeared years ago, leaving his Relics to be killed off, one by one without his protection. Smelling of rot and blood, Ky can sense the monster’s approach. But he’s not a sorcerer, and has no way to defend himself from the murderous beast set on revenge.

18+ This serial contains explicit m/m sexual content, graphic language, violence, and themes of bondage.


This is the first four episodes of the amazing Demon Bonded series. Yes, amazing is the best word to describe it. The development of the characters both past and present brings them to life. Each episode gives you a little more of the puzzle. Plus, the bonus episode shows you how it began.
Episode one is where we meet Ky. He’s just moved into the family estate and is looking forward to college. He’s an artist who prefers his own company to others. Through exploring his home and the many strange things in it, he learns about what his grandfather was into.

Episode two is where the story starts opening up. You get to meet Feral who’s another demon in the house. There is so much more character interaction. This one focuses more on Ky’s feelings and perceptions. I love how the author pulls you in and leads you towards the next episode.
Once you get to episode three, you see Ky, Lovely, and Feral starting to be open with each other without giving a lot of the story away. Ky is starting to figure out what he’s dealing with. He’s building his confidence up thanks to Lovely and feral. All while having some of the hottest scenes. Sexy enough to make you a demon lover as well. Yet you know that there’s more to learn.

By the time you get to the fourth episode, you think you know what’s going on. That’s not so. The author still has surprises in store for you. While the pieces are coming together, you’re still aware that there is so much more to know. By the end, you are eagerly awaiting the next book.

Sadie Sins is one of my favorite authors. Not only is she talented, but she is fearless. She writes with such a free spirit and is not shy about her subjects. She conquers demons, families, and fears. Her characters come to life as you read. The emotional depth that she’s able to convey in even her short stories will blow you away. I have yet to read a book I didn’t love. Read one for yourself and feel a little fearless too.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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