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BWT (Belen)

I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Fast Connection Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

2017 Mid-Year Favorites

Shelter the Sea A Day Makes A Destiny of Dragons Model Investigator Imagines

2017 Mid-Year Audio Favorites

Carry the Ocean Shelter the Sea Until You Summer Lessons A Day Makes
Duck Duck Ghost (Hellsinger #2)

Duck Duck Ghost (Hellsinger #2)

Title: Duck Duck Ghost (Hellsinger #2) Author: Rhys Ford and Tristan James (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC Release Date: January 9th 2015 Genre(s): M/M Ghosts/Spirits / Mystery/Suspense Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like. Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when…
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Fish and Ghosts (Hellsinger #1)

Fish and Ghosts (Hellsinger #1)

Title: Fish and Ghosts (Hellsinger #1) Author: Rhys Ford and Tristan James (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC Release Date: September 15th 2014 Genre(s): M/M Ghosts/Spirits / Mystery/Suspense Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age mansion, Tristan Pryce became the second…
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Late In The Day (Belen’s Review)

Late In The Day (Belen’s Review)

Title: Late In The Day (The Vault #2) Author: Mary Calmes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 30th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Second from The Vault Terrence Moss. Conrad Harris. Gold Team Leader. Darius Hawthorne. The Vault. Juggling all these names would bother some, but for Darius, it’s business…
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Off the Ice (Belen’s Review)

Off the Ice (Belen’s Review)

Title: Off the Ice (Hat Trick #1) Author: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 30th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Sports Romance Page Count: 275 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play…
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Out of the Shadows (Audio Review)

Out of the Shadows (Audio Review)

Title: Out of the Shadows (Dreamspun Desires #40) Author: K.C. Wells and Finn Sterling (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 13th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light? Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain…
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Five Minutes Longer (Audio Review)

Five Minutes Longer (Audio Review)

Title: Five Minutes Longer (Enhanced #1) Author: Victoria Sue and Nick J. Russo (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 25th 2017 by Genre(s): M/M Science Fiction / Romance Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled,…
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Tender Mercies (Belen’s Review)

Tender Mercies (Belen’s Review)

Title: Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County #2) Author: Eli Easton Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 27th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 216 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Men of Lancaster County Novel Eddie Graber’s dream of a sanctuary for rescued farm animals was about to come true when his partner backed out at…
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Unquiet (Audio Review)

Unquiet (Audio Review)

Title: Unquiet (Resilient Love #3) Author: Melanie Hansen and Michael Stellman (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 13th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Loren Smith has been in love with Eliot Devlin almost his entire life. During their turbulent childhood and teen years, Loren didn’t always…
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Olive Juice (Audio Review)

Olive Juice (Audio Review)

Title: Olive Juice Author: T.J. Klune and Derrick McClain (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 30th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It begins with a message that David cannot ignore: I want to see you. He agrees, and on a cold winter’s night, David and Phillip will…
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Model Exposure (Belen’s Review)

Model Exposure (Belen’s Review)

Title: Model Exposure (Haven Investigations #4) Author: Lissa Kasey Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 2nd 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Romance Page Count: 256 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After being rescued by Ollie, Kade continues to suffer the aftermath of his ordeal, both physically and psychologically. Not knowing how else to clear his head,…
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Darkest Hour Before Dawn (Audio Review)

Darkest Hour Before Dawn (Audio Review)

Title: Darkest Hour Before Dawn (THIRDS #9) Author: Charlie Cochet and Mark Westfield (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 13th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly…
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Strike Up the Band (Wilde Love #3)

Strike Up the Band (Wilde Love #3)

Title: Strike Up the Band (Wilde Love #3) Author: Sam Burns Publisher: Self Published Release Date: September 27th 2017 Genre(s): M/M New Adult Contemporary Page Count: 210 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jake McKenna doesn’t want to be here. He doesn’t want to be on tour, he doesn’t want to be playing guitar, and he definitely doesn’t…
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Tramps and Thieves (Belen’s Review)

Tramps and Thieves (Belen’s Review)

Title: Tramps and Thieves (Murder and Mayhem #2) Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 18th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 231 Pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it. Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way…
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Off the Beaten Path (Belen’s Review)

Off the Beaten Path (Belen’s Review)

Title: Off the Beaten Path Author: Cari Z. Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 18th 2017 Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When Ward Johannsen’s little girl Ava shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father…
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