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45 Ratings
Avg - 4.60
Harley's Heart (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

This was an ok book, but not up to par with her last two entries in this series. There were quite a few 'yeah the fuck right,' moments as well as 'why is no one calling the police?' moments, & generally more unbelievable reactions. In essence, this was just not a believable book on both Harley & Miko's part. I was really upset when 'My Guardian Angelo' ended & felt cheated, but I couldn't wait to get to the end of this one. Stormy Glenn is my fav m/m author & I will continue to purchase books, but this was not a keeper for me. Hopefully her next book will be on par with what I've come to expect from her.

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 03/13/2013)
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41 Ratings
Avg - 4.61
Rise to Embrace (MM with MFM) by Lynn Hagen (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

This is a pretty good series. Its interesting how she intermingled fantasy with real life issues in today's world. That's the main reason I love this series so much, it makes you think. I love the cliffhanger ending, and am glad Ian's story is already out & next. Would love to know the little vampire's identity, hopefully he's a good guy and will have his own story. My only gripe, or maybe I should say discomfort, is Dorian taking a 10 inch c**k up his a*s w/o lube. From the description, Dorian shouldn't be screaming in anything but pain. And he really should have been on his way to the emergency room quite a few times to get himself stitched up from the hard, dry pounding be continually takes.

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 02/28/2013)
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18 Ratings
Avg - 3.89

Did someone else write this? I could not connect with Orion or Grier. A huge hint is that I had to open another page to find the names of the protaganists. The tone is totally different from 'Belgian Chocolates...' & 'Coffee, Donuts...'. 98% of this book is exposition. Maybe she was on a deadline & had to throw just anything together? I don't know, but I do know there were quite a few scenes where Ms. Hyacinth dropped the ball that could have made this a great book. Instead what we have is a bunch of exposition and confusion when she switches pov. In her previous entries from this series, the switching of pov was seamless. Well, hopefully she will do better on the next book.

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 01/25/2013)
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50 Ratings
Avg - 4.36
Wesley (MMMM) by Joyee Flynn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Menage a Trois/Quatre, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

I was so excited to get the book. the blurb & exerpt were really good... and then I started reading it. The first 30 pages were ok, and then Wesley turns into a major drama queen. a misunderstanding blown out of proportion. it kinda reminds me of the stories where the writers drag out a misunderstanding for months on end... well that's how this book felt to me

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 11/19/2012)
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64 Ratings
Avg - 4.30
Dewey (MMMM) by Joyee Flynn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Menage a Trois/Quatre, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

This could have been 1 of the best books ms flynn has written. It started out w/great promise, but quickly fell far short of my expectatations. (contains spoilers) Lets start with percy & ayzele, who are they? I don't know, & why? B/c Tristan got more air time than those two. the only way we know all 4 mated? the author told us, she certainly didn't show us, it was 1 of the wolves bit him and then bam! next chapter, woray! we all mated! now we all know the claiming in any paranormal book is the MOST important part, where we all eagerly anticipate the scene. well in this book...don't. Here's my next gripe, when Tag, Percy, & Azyle had pratically no air time, how did they fall in love with each other? I didn't feel it & when the confession came at the end, I did not believe it AT ALL! oh and speaking of endings, I was majorly disappointed. she glossed over a great plot idea. Is she afraid to step outside of the novella niche? a few thousand more words would have turned this story epic. I really wanted to know what happened with their little surprise waiting for them at their new home, I really wanted to know what happened at the cookout where Tag & Dewey were introduced to their new pack, but alas, it doesn't matter what I wanted. why? because that whole plot twist was one big exposition. To say I am majorly disappointed, would be a grave understatement. Ms Flynn, your concepts and imagination are excellent, but not every book has to be 98-100 pages long, your books would improve dramatically if you actually invested in your plot twists and fleshed them out. I know books are a snapshot into the heros' lives, but come on, that ending left a lot to be desired.

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 11/13/2012)
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156 Ratings
Avg - 4.56
Tristan (MMMM) by Joyee Flynn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Menage a Trois/Quatre, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

This was an ok book, however, Tristan got on my last nerve. At first, I could understand his feelings and sympathized with him, but then he started to contradict himself, he told Jared one thing but then turned around and did it with the other 2 guys w/o loving them, so he's a bit of a hypocrit in addition to being a hothead who jumps to conclusions(usually the wrong ones), add in the unexpected height growth, & it was a little hard to finish. I love Joyee Flynn, & don't want to give up on this series, so hopefully the next installment will be better.

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 11/03/2012)
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79 Ratings
Avg - 4.67
Pocket-Sized Prince (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

I like the twist Stormy put on this story--small alpha, big omega. I love the interaction b/t Iben & Zack, my only issue is I felt they didn't know each other. It felt more like they fell in lust than love, & though they are mates, felt more like a HFN than a HEA. After reading 'A little bit of heaven' this story was a disappointment. Not saying its a horrible story, b/c I don't think stormy glenn is capable of writing anything horrendous, however, I've always been able to see/feel when her characters fall in love with each other and by the end there is no doubt that they'll be together forever, but this book is missing that feeling & thats where the disappointment comes from

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 10/16/2012)
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29 Ratings
Avg - 4.45
Leap in the Dark (MM) by Gabrielle Evans (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I absolutely adored this sequel to leap of faith, its always good to revisit old friends, while moving the series along. There were a couple of instances where I wanted to smack some sense into Xander, but his fears were understandable and am glad he was able to overcome his issues with Braxton's help. This sequel was fantastic, it had all the elements, romance, drama, humor(oh I laughed so hard in places, my stomach hurt as tears streamed down my cheeks), danger and of course scorching sex scenes. lol, I cannot wait for Jacobi & Zuriel to get their own stories...

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 10/06/2012)
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65 Ratings
Avg - 4.42
Spits and Bellows (MM) by Joyee Flynn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

joyee flynn is a hit/miss author for me. some books absolutely rock and others hit rock bottom and leave me a depressed pile of goo, but luckily her midnight mating books seem to be hits. absolutely adore Huck. I laughed with him, cried w/for him and rooted for his hea. Peyton took some getting used to and some time to understand and accept. At times I did wonder about the author saying he's an alpha male b/c there was one scene where the culprit absolutely would not have gotten away with the act he committed w any other alpha male, Peyton, however, just stood there and didn't avenge his mate. other than that, it was ok and typical joyee flynn

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 09/09/2012)
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88 Ratings
Avg - 4.58
Alexi's King (MM) by Lynn Hagen (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay), Futuristic

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

what the heck?!? where is the rest of the story! I want more! Please tell me there's a sequel already in queue...

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 09/09/2012)
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79 Ratings
Avg - 4.61
Riley's Downfall (MM) by Lynn Hagen (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

while I do love lynn hagen and have all of her books, it seems as if the brac pack is losing the magic that once drew me in. Its still a fantastic story, however, if you go back and read maverick, hawk or even montana's story,and compare it to her last 3 brac books, the difference will be obvious. some series should never be everlasting and if it didn't tie in with christian's cove, the demon series, zeus's pac or the winged beasts, I would not continue to read it.

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 09/09/2012)
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67 Ratings
Avg - 4.55
Sunshine's Kiss (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

It's Stormy Glenn

Reviewed by: avidreader_01 (Date: 05/09/2012)
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