Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love's Evolution by Ally Blue

I’m familiar with Ally Blue and her books as she is also part of the Slash and Burn blog which we both belong to centering on Manlove. However, I’d not gotten a chance to read any of her books. I can’t say that now.

Love’s Evolution is more than a love story. It’s as the title implies. The evolution of two lives as they meet, fall in love, and discover the ups and downs of life together. Each man growing along the way.

This book made me think back to the time when my husband and were engaged. He told me one day that I’d change. I was 21 and thought I knew anything and protested that idea. I didn’t really take his warning seriously even though he’d been married once before. After marriage, came children, and within five years I had to admit that he was correct. I’d changed. My view on life, my perspectives, and my way of thinking. It shifted from myself to the ones who were closest.

Chris and Matt’s relationship grew in a similar way. It was easy to fall for the two characters and their fun loving ways. I especially enjoyed Matt’s kinky and wild desires. It definitely pushed the heat level of this story and made it a lot of fun to read.

I fully recommend taking the journey through life’s gifts and heartaches with Chris and Matt.

Love’s Evolution
By Ally Blue
Publisher: Samhain
Format: e-book and print
Genre: Gay romance

Purchase: Amazon, Borders, Samhain Publishig

Chris Tucker is a cultured and sophisticated gentleman. Matt Gallagher is a pierced and tattooed wild child. Not exactly the pair you’d expect to become a couple. But the sparks fly between them from the moment they meet, and the fire never goes out.
Through the first rush of attraction to falling in love, through jealousy and sexual experimentation and a life-threatening injury, the bond they share grows and deepens. Come along with Matt and Chris on their journey, and share their joys and heartaches, from first hello to happily ever after and everything in between.
For more information on Ally Blue and her other books, visit her website - www.allyblue.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber

This is my first Elizabeth Amber book and I’m hooked. Her style is smooth and I loved the creative idea behind the Lords of Satyr. The warning on the back of the book says: Warning! This is a REALLY HOT book. Uh, yeah, definitely.

The Lords of Satyr series is about three half human, half Satyr brothers who live in Tuscany, Italy. They own a large, successful vineyard, which also holds an entrance to ElseWorld. A note is delivered from the dying King ordering the three brothers to find his half human, half faerie daughters and marry them. Whether they want a wife or not.

This first book of the series focuses on Nicholas. The eldest of the Lords. He’s a dominant, arrogant, controlled man who made many women swoon. I could understand why if I ever met someone like this in person. *whew* Though I’m not sure I, personally, would want this type of man paired with me. I’ll wait until after I find more out about Raine and Lyon before picking a favorite brother. *drool*

Jane herself is a handful as she doesn’t know of her heritage and believes she’s a freak. Her only concern is to find a cure for her little sister before she comes “of age” and get them away from an overbearing aunt and their drunkard father.

Of course, Nicholas coming into the picture really changes things and ups the danger level all around. I won’t give away all that fun conflict, but this is a great book, full of great characters and suspenseful moments.

In fact, I’ve got Raine, the second book, sitting right here waiting for me to crack open. Oh, and have you seen the cover?!? H-O-T!!!

By Elizabeth Amber
Publisher: Aphrodisia Kensinton
Genre: Historical Erotic Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Borders, and other bookstores

The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris—and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine…


Nicholas looks very much like what he is—a handsome, successful heir to a vineyard in Tuscany. But Nicholas is much more for he is one of the last in an ancient line of Satyr men. And the dying king of ElseWorld wants him not only to marry, but to wed one of the king’s own daughters—a half-human, half-faerie woman unaware of her heritage. Nicholas won’t shirk his duty to produce heirs to guard his race’s legacies, but he never planned to make his bride his only lover. A Satyr’s sexual hunger and sexual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him.Or so Nick believes until he meets Jane. As spirited as she is fey, as beautiful as she is innocent, she is nevertheless determined to make her new husband hers alone—and she’s eager for him to teach her every deliciously carnal secret he knows.
For more on Elizabeth Amber and her books, visit her website - www.elizabethamber.com