Ariel Tachna

Stage Two (Lexington Lovers Book 3)

Stage Two (Lexington Lovers Book 3)

Title: Stage Two (Lexington Lovers Book 3) Author: Ariel Tachna Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 1, 2017 Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, uncle, vice principal, guardian, nephews, bullies, crush Page Count: 224 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love has a steep learning curve. Assistant high school principal Blake Barnes has everything he wants—a chance to help troubled…
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Service with a Smirk  (At Your Service #2)

Service with a Smirk (At Your Service #2)

Title: Service with a Smirk (At Your Service #2) Author: Ariel Tachna Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 13th Jan, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Age-difference, Silver Fox Page Count : 200 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Pascal Larocque, a waiter at a high-end Montréal restaurant, knows what it means to love—and he knows what it means to lose. He buried…
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Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna Guest Post

Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna Guest Post

Please welcome authors Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna to the blog today talking about their newest release Stronghold (All For Love #3). Authenticity vs. PC While we were working on the edits for Stronghold, one of the editors raised a concern about our use of the word “gypsy” to refer to Raúl, noting that it could be considered offensive. While this was a valid observation, it reflects the values of…
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Exploring Limits Bundle (Natosha’s Review)

Exploring Limits Bundle (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Exploring Limits Bundle Author: Nicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 18, 2016 Genre(s): Gay erotic romance, m/m/m ménage/threesome, BDSM, actors Page Count: 667 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When co-stars Jonathan Braedon, Devon Aldridge, and Kit Webster are brought together on the set of the new miniseriesCamelot, the attraction between them is…
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A Matchless Man (PIU’s Review)

A Matchless Man (PIU’s Review)

Title: A Matchless Man (Lexington Lovers #2) Author: Ariel Tachna Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 29th sept, 2016 Genre(s): Romance, Dreamspun Desire Series Page Count: 174 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: None of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself. Growing up poorer than poor didn’t leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside…
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A Matchless Man (Steph’s Review)

A Matchless Man (Steph’s Review)

Title: A Matchless Man (Lexington Lovers #2) Author: Ariel Tachna Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 1, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 224 Reviewed by: Steph Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: None of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself. Growing up poorer than poor didn’t leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside of school.…
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Unstable Stud (Lexington Lovers #1)

Unstable Stud (Lexington Lovers #1)

Title: Unstable Stud (Lexington Lovers #1) Author: Ariel Tachna Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 15, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Horses were his passion, until he laid eyes on his boss. Eighteen months ago, tragedy struck Bywater Farm when a riding accident killed Clay Hunter’s lover and traumatized his prize horse,…
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Ariel Tachna Guest Post

Ariel Tachna Guest Post

Gay Book Reviews is excited to have Ariel Tachna with us today talking about the challenge of writing a category romance. The challenge of writing a category romance Category romances are all about the tropes, and tropes are all about meeting reader expectation. That doesn’t mean you can’t twist things a little here and there, but for the most part, if you say you’re writing a secret baby book, there…
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Chase the Stars (Lang Downs #2)

Chase the Stars (Lang Downs #2)

Title: Chase the Stars (Lang Downs #2) Author: Ariel Tachna Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M, Western, Australia Length: Novel (250 pages) Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by jeayci Review Summary: This was a good sequel to Inherit the Sky, almost as much as it was a good story about new characters I really liked.
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Inherit the Sky (Lang Downs #1)

Inherit the Sky (Lang Downs #1)

Title: Inherit the Sky (Lang Downs #1) Author: Ariel Tachna Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novel (210 pages) Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by jeayci Review Summary: Coming from different backgrounds and having to work together, our heroes develop mutual liking and respect for each other, eventually falling in love and living HEA. There is some external…
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Fallout

Fallout

Title: Fallout Author: Ariel Tachna Cover Artist: Shobana Appavu Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link:  Buy Link Fallout Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance, Interracial Length:  novel (210 pages) Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Andrea Review Summary: One of the best researched and well-written scientific plots I’ve ever found in a romance.  The drama and suspense surrounding the nuclear reactor exceeded my expectations .  The romance, while strong, is…
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Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime

Title: Once in a Lifetime Author: Ariel Tachna Cover artist: Catt Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Amazon: Buy Link Once in a Lifetime Genre: Contemporary Romance Length: 200 pages Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: This sweet story of a young man finding himself while travelling and working in France somewhat disappointed me because of the overwhelming naïveté of the narrator.
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Alliance in Blood

Alliance in Blood

Title: Alliance in Blood (Partnership in Blood #1) Author: Ariel Tachna Cover Artist: Dan Skinner Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link Amazon: Genre: Paranormal M/M, Vampires Length:  235 pages Rating: 3.50 stars out of 5 A guest review by Lasha Summary Review: Original storyline involving vampires and wizards which becomes bogged down by too many POV changes and confusing plot.
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Overdrive

Overdrive

Title & buy link: Overdrive Author: Ariel Tachna Cover Artist: Justin James Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: M/M contemporary sports Length: Novel (197 pages) Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 A guest review by Leslie S Review summary: An exciting, action-packed story with an unusual setting and two charming heroes.
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