Book Review: Magic Mansion, by Jordan Castillo Price

price-magic-mansionMagic Mansion, by Jordan Castillo Price
Published: April 2012
Author’s Website:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon / JCP Books / B&N

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Professor Topaz is tired of fending off advice that he should retire in Vegas where magicians his age have an easier time finding work.

Ricardo Hart’s career has sunk so low, he’s resorted to shaking his moneymaker at bachelorette parties.

But there’s a casting call for a new reality show called Magic Mansion that could change everything for these two gay stage magicians, one recovering from the loss of his partner, and the other awe-struck by the presence of his idol. Each is poised for a critical second chance: at fame, and at love.

Who will win? Step into the Mansion, and find out…

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Book Review: Inferno, by Stormy Glenn

glenn-infernoInferno, by Stormy Glenn
Series: Pacific Cove, Book 1

Rating: 1 out of 5

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I don’t know why I bought this book. I honestly cannot tell you what my thought process was, to make me decide to buy this. I mean, I love cheesy erotica, and shifter novels, and twins, and probably all of these things factored in. Plus, the writing in the sample chapter was solid, definitely readable.

But I spent the entire time I was reading it wishing I’d spent a few bucks on a cup of coffee and donut instead.

Look, this is erotica, so it’s pretty much porn without plot, which I’m fine with. In fact, I’m pretty sure the basic premise– lonely, geeky boy who is not loved by his family finds that he is destined to mate with two super hot twin shifters– is a big reason for why I read it. Mindless, glorious fluff.

Still… a whole lotta “nope” for me!

1. Stop talking about “owning” people in a relationship. It’s not sexy. It’s creepy.

Abe and Ben are alpha males. They’re shifters, okay, I get it. But they alternate between treating Danny like he’s a piece of hot ass that they can own, and like he’s a fragile vase to put on a shelf. Danny is obviously a grown up. He’s survived his crap-tastic family, he’s going to school, supporting himself. Yes, he’s super klutzy, but he’s obviously not bothered by it.

So why do Abe and Ben have to act like he’s a cow that they bought at auction?

“Do you know the victim, sir?”

Ben glanced at the detective taking his statement. “Yes, his name is Daniel Lake.” He didn’t care if they hadn’t gone through the official commitment ceremony. Danny was his and Abe’s and he dared anyone to say otherwise. “He belongs to me and my brother.”

2. Unrealistic timelines

Danny meets Abe and Ben. He has sex with them like a day later. It’s true love.


Even Danny points it out in the novel… just because they’re mated doesn’t mean they’re instantly compatible.

“Are you sure about this?” Danny asked hesitantly. “I mean, how can you know for sure we’re supposed to be together? This isn’t a romance novel.”

(Of course, two seconds after saying this, they’re having sex. So.)

And then there’s the background relationship between Nurse Betty and Vinnie (one of Danny’s friends). This novel happens over like two days. At the beginning of the novel, Danny introduces them. TWO DAYS LATER THEY’RE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING. Seriously.

3. Unrealistic sex

Oh my god. Stop it. Please.

Danny had just experienced six orgasms in less than an hour, no doubt a record for pretty much any man breathing.


And then the double penetration, which was another huge WTF moment.

I just.




4. Implying a plot but then not following through

This is such a pet peeve. If you’re going to write erotica with no plot, awesome. If you’re going to write erotica with a plot, also awesome. But don’t hint at all of this plot and then just ignore it until it’s convenient.

Bear shifters! Wars between shifters and hunters! Great tragedies in the past! Abe and Ben’s family! All things that were mentioned like once, and then ignored unless needed.

And don’t even get me started on the “villain” of the story. Let’s just say it was even more unbelievable than the six orgasms in 60 minutes thing.

Final Verdict?

There’s erotica that’s so bad that it’s good. This is not that. I was hoping it would be, because I really love cheesy erotica, but just nope. A whole load of nope. (But hey, it’s really short, so there’s that going for it?)


Buy Link: Amazon

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Blog Tour: Watching Out for Fangs, by Lisa Oliver

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Cover Artist: Lisa Oliver

Watching Out For Fangs, by Lisa Oliver

Series: Cloverleah Pack, Book 7

Publisher: Oliver Group Publications (October 17, 2015)

Page Count: 270 pages

Genre: Gay (M/M) Romance/Erotica; Paranormal

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Today I’m excited to be hosting the blog tour for Lisa Oliver’s Watching Out for Fangs, the seventh book in her “Cloverleah” series! This is a sexy shifter romance, great for anyone who loves werewolves, vampires, and lots of heat under the covers!

And Lisa has let loose one of her characters today, so we can get a better glimpse inside his head! Keep reading for an excerpt from the novel, my interview with Josh, the werewolf protagonist of Watching Out for Fangs, and your chance to win an print copy of the book for your very own!


Josh moved from the huge San Antonio pack to join the men at Cloverleah looking for a bit more adventure, and the chance to meet his mate. He’s quick to adapt to the much smaller pack, and even his status as one of the few beta wolves in a group full of Alphas. A chance visit from the Atlanta coven has him meeting the man he was waiting for. It was just a damn shame he was unconscious at the time.

Vadim D’Arcy should be the Regent of the Atlanta coven, but he gave up his position years before when a personal tragedy had him hiding away in his huge mansion. Forced into a situation where he had to escort a cursed vampire to Cloverleah, he realizes pretty quickly that Josh is his true match. The only problem is, he doesn’t want one.

However threats on the pack, and two interfering Fae soon nudge the two men back together. Fighting other wolves, and even vampires is becoming commonplace for the Cloverleah pack. But a dark magic user just might have the last laugh. Can Vadim fight his personal demons long enough to keep his mate safe, and will Josh be there for him when he does? Or will a combined attack from the coven and the pack in Atlanta bring the entire Cloverleah pack to its knees?

Warnings: This is an m/m erotic romance featuring a sweet but staunch beta wolf, an old as sin vampire and all your other favorites from Cloverleah. HEA and no cliff hangers guaranteed.


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