Drawn Together by Z.A. Maxfield Published by Loose Id.
I really enjoy this author and its an auto-buy for me. Thumbs up, great story and though a little packed at the end as some noted, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
I Do, by Barbara Sheridan & Anne Cain published by Elora's Cave
I was lucky enough to win this short in a promo on Slash and Burn. It was 50 pages and was a good read. There may be a sequel which will be interesting. I thought the main characters moved pretty fast (within 5 days he's going to retire from the police force and move to Hong Kong with his son's BIL, but hey, they only had 50 pages.) I enjoyed it though and would definitely check out where it goes next.
Allergies by TA Chase Published by Amber Quill Press
Loved it. This is another auto-buy author for me. Great book and I know its connected to Nick of Time that is coming soon. Can't wait for more of this world.
Edward Unconditionally by Lynn Lorenz Published by Loose Id
Another auto-buy. Ack, seems like I have a lot of those but it just seems like they all came out with books at the same time. I couldn't help it. Also this was the first author I ever read an m/m book so she holds a special place for me. As for this book? Loved it too. It was so great to see the other characters come into it from the first two books in the series and I totally loved Edwards Grandma.
This is my "first ever read author" (I think - close anyway) for the challange.
Making Waves by Pepper Espinoza Published by Amber Quill Press
This is the first book I've read by this author (not sure why) but it was highly recommended on Reviews by Jessewave so I got it and I was happy I did. It was a good story, I liked the characters and I will definitely try some other works by this author.
Hellbourne Lost and Found by Amber Kell Published by
I started reading this author recently in the alphabet series which I kind of enjoy and am sucked in despite the issues I had with it. Oh no, sucked in again. This is a fae/devil cross (his Dad is Lucifer) and a vampire and his werewolf ex. My biggest issue? As I'm reading along it suddenly ends with him walking off with his new vampire servant. WTF? Where is the ending? What's going on? So I'm assuming there is more to this but I LOVED the main character's attitude which is summed up by these few quotes:
"Luc hoped to work on a few of the big sins tonight, starting on lust. Maybe moving through greed, gluttony and ending in sloth.
Yep, it was important for a man to have goals."
"Sometimes it was fun to make crap up. Luc added a little fear in his voice just for kicks."
Secret Desires; Forbidden Desires; and Hidden Desires by Stormy Glenn Published by Siren Publishing
These three are part of a series called the Tri-Omega Mates and Menage Amour. They were all m/m/m with the premise being that the Tri-Omega requires two mates and has to be bitten regularly by both or he dies in about a week. So it starts with a tri-omega coming to a ranch where there is a pack of gay outcasts (in this world gay werewolves are a no-no). Of course they don't KNOW he's a tri and what that means but eventually it all gets figured out. In book two one of them goes on a wander on his motorcycle after the tri-omega almost dies and he meets his "mate" who doesn't know he's a werewolf. They find his mate is the alpha of another pack so they move in with him. And then third is a young wolf that was rescued by the first pack as a teen and FINALLY gets his mate to claim him at about 19 and then they realize he's a tri-omega and they have to find his mate or he'll die. They go to a shifter vacation resort where surpise they find the second mate.
Overall I liked them okay, but there was some stuff that was kind of unrealistic. There was a virgin human who within 48 hours decides that he'll gladly have sex with another guy and hey, he'd love to see his mate get it on with the new guy too. Maybe I'm naive, but I think he would be a bit more freaked out and reticent, not jumping in with both feet. They were okay reads though, just kind of a toss away. Read it, enjoy it, likely never go back to it.