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    Predatory – Review

    Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: Pansexual

    Warnings: blood and gore, D/S themes, body horror, mentions of physical abuse, sexually explicit material

    Synopsis

    Donovan Quinn is faced with the impossible: unleashing the wild energy inside him. In the aftermath of a rushed, thoughtless sacrifice, his circle mates brainstorm a plan to appease the Queen of Water. Meanwhile, Donovan desperately tries to find a way to access the lonely Earth magic hiding inside him.

    ​But with his heart reaching for Tyler, the aggressive and volatile head witch of his circle, and friendships being tested at every turn, Donovan is at a standstill with his magic. Saving his friends, his circle, and his heart becomes far more complicated than he ever thought.

    General

    The things about the Port Lewis Witches is that you’re never going to have a bad time while reading them. When I get a new Brooklyn Ray story in my hands, I know I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m gonna get excellent atmosphere, dynamic characters, and a setting that lives and breathes.

    But even knowing that, even being a fan of this series already, I still found myself surprised at how much I loved this installment.

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    Unbroken – Review

    Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: Gay, Pansexual

    Warnings: Depictions of blood play, references to self-harm and date rape within an abusive relationship

    [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.]

    Synopsis

    Despite the rumors about Port Lewis, Michael Gates doesn’t expect the house he rents with his sister on Foxglove Lane to be haunted. An eerie meeting with Victor Lewellyn, the resident witch-turned-demon who is bound to the property by dark magic, changes his mind.

    Michael isn’t looking to start a relationship with anyone, let alone someone like Victor, but the intense attraction between them can’t be ignored. As he dives into the world of magical drug rings, demons, witches, and necromancers, Michael also grapples with the complicated past he left behind in Arizona.

    A relationship might not be what he wants, but it sparks something in him he didn’t realize he needs—the chance to heal.

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    Undertow – Review

    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: Gay, Trans

    Warnings: Bloodletting, violence, some gore

     

    [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

     

    Synopsis

    Port Lewis, a coastal town perched on the Washington cliffs, is home to Crescent Cafe, a slew of micro-breweries, a downtown packed with antique boutiques, and violent, ancient storms. Thunder shakes rooftops and lightning cuts through dark skies, but Liam Montgomery has never been afraid.

    Until now.

    One night, Liam hears the scream of a kelpie, a Water horse whose cry foretells the beginning of a prophecy. Kelpies have not set foot on shore for decades, but as Liam digs into his magic and his family’s history, he uncovers a mysterious secret that could ripple into the lives of everyone around him.

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    Escaping Solitude – Review

    Genre: Historical Vampire Romance

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: Gay, Bi

    Warnings: Vampire violence, graphic injuries

    [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

    Synopsis

    Ancient vampire Andrew escaped his tropical island exile with his beloved human sailor, Edmund. They’ve now returned to Andrew’s home in nineteenth-century New Orleans and must navigate not only their developing relationship—and equally haunted pasts—but also a hungry coven of vampires Andrew used to call friends.

    Desperate to stay by Andrew’s side forever, Edmund examines the impressive coven library in search of an Elder, the only creature capable of turning Edmund. Although missing for centuries, Andrew believes an Elder must still survive somewhere; they just have to find him.