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Gabriel (PIU’s Review)

Gabriel (PIU’s Review)

Title: Gabriel (Order of the Black Knights #5) Author: R.K. Staunton Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 21st Apr, 2017 Genre(s): Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Gabriel Ingram is running from his past. It’s common knowledge at the college where he teaches that he’s a former CIA technical analyst, but no one knows the things…
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The Bravest Thing (PIU’s Review)

The Bravest Thing (PIU’s Review)

Title: The Bravest Thing Author: Laura Lascarso Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 17th Apr, 2017 Genre(s): Romance, Healing/comfort Page Count: 228 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: High school junior Berlin Webber is about to reap the fruits of his hard work and land a football scholarship—if he can keep his sexuality a secret from his best friend, Trent,…
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Forgotten Paradise

Forgotten Paradise

Title: Forgotten Paradise (Dreamspun Desires #32) Author: Shira Anthony Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 15th, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s dangerous diving for secrets. When a mega company threatens to take over his family-owned business, programming prodigy Adam Preston escapes the stress with a much-needed vacation in the Dominican Republic. There he meets…
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Brush with Catastrophe

Brush with Catastrophe

Title: Brush with Catastrophe (The Aloysius Tales #2) Author: Tara Lain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 14th Apr, 2017 Genre(s): Supernatural, Best Friends to lovers Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: An Aloysius Tale Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch, and on top of that, he can’t seem to get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can…
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The Combat Zone (PIU’s Review)

The Combat Zone (PIU’s Review)

Title: The Combat Zone (A Cody Harper Novel #1) Author: Vincent Wilde Publisher: Cleis Press Release Date: 10th Jan, 2017 Genre(s): Mystery/Thriller Page Count : 240 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 0.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: From the underbelly of Boston’s officially sanctioned red-light district–The Combat Zone–to a neo-Nazi compound in the secluded mountains of New Hampshire, gay cross-dressing sleuth Cody Harper hunts…
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Leap of Faith (PIU’s Review)

Leap of Faith (PIU’s Review)

Title: Leap of Faith (FireWorks Security #1) Author: Jackie Keswick Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 5th Apr, 2017 Genre(s): Action, Romance Page Count : 125 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and…
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My Dragon, My Knight (PIU’s Review)

My Dragon, My Knight (PIU’s Review)

Title: My Dragon, My Knight Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 31st Mar, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance Page Count : 200 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Danny Sims is in over his head, torn between his abusive lover, Joshua, and Jay Holtsclaw, the bartender up the street, who offers Danny the one thing he never gets…
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Rainbow Sprinkles (PIU’s Review)

Rainbow Sprinkles (PIU’s Review)

Title: Rainbow Sprinkles (States of Love) Author: Anna Martin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 29th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 77 pages Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way…
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Bonfires (PIU’s Review)

Bonfires (PIU’s Review)

Title: Bonfires Author: Amy Lane Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 24th Mar, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Crime/murder, Second Chance Page Count: 280 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ten years ago Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He’s gotten to know his…
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Joy (PIU’s Review)

Joy (PIU’s Review)

Title: Joy (States of Love) Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 5th 2017 Page Count: 69 pages Genre(s): Novella, Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this…
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Swift for the Sun (PIU’s Review)

Swift for the Sun (PIU’s Review)

Title: Swift for the Sun Author: Karen Bovenmyer Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 27th Mar, 2017 Page Count: 230 Genre(s): Historical, Adventure Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Benjamin Lector imagines himself a smuggler, a gunrunner, and an all-around scoundrel. A preacher’s son turned criminal, first and foremost he is a survivor. When Benjamin is shipwrecked on Dread Island,…
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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns (Cowboys Don’t #2)

Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns (Cowboys Don’t #2)

Title: Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns (Cowboys Don’t #2) Author: Tara Lain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 22nd Mar, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Cowboys Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a…
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The Bisti Business (PIU’s Review)

The Bisti Business (PIU’s Review)

Title: The Bisti Business (A BJ Vinson Mystery #2) Author: Don Travis Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: 21st Mar, 2017 Genre(s): Mystery, Private investigator, Murder Page Count: 310 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 0.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Although repulsed by his client, an overbearing, homophobic California wine mogul, confidential investigator B. J. Vinson agrees to search for Anthony Alfano’s missing son, Lando,…
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There’s This Guy (PIU’s Review)

There’s This Guy (PIU’s Review)

Title: There’s This Guy Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 17th Mar, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Broken/Damaged Hero, Healing Page Count : 220 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you? Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes…
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