Recommended Reads for Aug. 2015

Our favorite books for August 2015


Blood and Circuses

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Title: Blood and Circuses Author: Manna Francis Publisher: Casperian Books Release Date: July 1 2015 Genre(s): Science Fiction (Dystopian) Page Count: 290 pp Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It's set to be a busy autumn in New London and beyond. With the ripples of the revolt still running through the European Administration, Val Toreth is slowly settling into the new flat he shares with Keir Warrick. But on orders from the very highest levels of the Administration, Toreth finds himself leaving his regular beat far behind and heading…

I Am Hope Cover Reveal

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Evelyn Shepherd reveals the beautiful cover art for her next book in her THE METEORA TRILOGY series titled I AM HOPE. It releases on September 8, 2015, published by Loose Id Publication. BLURB The undead were only the beginning. Topher, Jesse, and Sawyer thought their greatest threat were the Infected and Mutated that roam the world. As they struggle to reach the camp in Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, they soon discover that the monstrous mutations of the undead are the least of their problems. Something else, something far more intelligent and lethal, is hunting them. Topher knows that…

Running with Scissors

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Title: Running with Scissors Author: L.A. Witt Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: August 31, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary/Rockstars Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Eighteen months ago, drummer Jude Colburn made the biggest mistake of his life when he walked away from his band just as they were on the brink of success. Now, he’s got a second chance. The band’s bassist just quit, and Jude plays bass almost as well as he plays drums. The other band members aren't thrilled, but they are desperate. Running with…

Piece of Cake (A Matter of Time #8)

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Title: Piece of Cake (A Matter of Time #8) Author: Mary Calmes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 12, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 70 Reviewed by: Renee Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.2 stars out of 5 Blurb: After years of domestic partnership, Jory Harcourt and Sam Kage are finally going to make it official in their home state of Illinois. It’s been a long and rocky road, and nothing—not disasters at work, not the weather, not a possible stalker, not even getting beat up and having to attend the ceremony looking like he just got mugged—will make Jory wait one…

Choices and Changes

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Title: Choices and Changes Author: K.L. Belanger Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 11th 2013 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 258 Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 2 out of 5 Rating: 4.5 Stars Blurb: On the cusp of his twenty-fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life. Slaving away at his father’s construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it’s time for a change. When his best friend, Mac, drags him to a college party, Bo catches sight of a girl. But not just any girl—the girl of his…

Like a Lover (Dalia’s Review)

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Title: Like a Lover Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: September 4, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Dalia Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debt. Focused on his goals, he pays his way by working as an escort. He enjoys the no-strings sex because he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client. When Rupert meets Josh in a bar, he’s smitten on sight. He’s…

Like a Lover (Belen’s Review)

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Title: Like a Lover (Housemates #2) Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: September 4th 2015 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length:: 49,000 words approx. Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debt. Focused on his goals, he pays his way by working as an escort. He enjoys the no-strings sex because he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client. When Rupert meets Josh in…

Like A Lover (Jewel’s Review)

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Title: Like A Lover (Housemates #2) Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: September 4, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult Page Count: 143 Pages Reviewed by: Jewel Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debt. Focused on his goals, he pays his way by working as an escort. He enjoys the no-strings sex because he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client. When Rupert meets Josh in…

Sloe Ride (Sinners #4)

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Title: Sloe Ride (Sinners #4) Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 4th 2015 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 246 Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sequel to Tequila Mockingbird Sinners Series: Book Four It isn’t easy being a Morgan. Especially when dead bodies start piling up and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it. Quinn Morgan never quite fit into the family mold. He dreamed of a life with books instead of badges and knowledge instead of law—and a life with Rafe…

Something Like Trust (Something Like… #2)

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Title: Something Like Trust (Something Like... #2) Author: Kris T. Bethke Publisher: Self Published (Second Edition) Release Date: August 30th 2015 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance Length: Extended Novella (33k words) Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: (Part of the Something Like... series) While working security for a popular prime time television show, reservist Jared Connors meets guest star Brandon Culpepper. They are immediately drawn to each other, quickly discovering they are exactly what the other needs in a friend and a lover. Even though Brandon is in town for…
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