Recommended Reads for Dec, 2016

Our favorite books for December, 2016.


Interlude: First Noel (Parvathy’s Review)

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Title: Interlude: First Noel (The Executive Office #1.5) Author: Tal Bauer Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: December 19, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Before Ethan returns to DC… Before he becomes Jack’s first gentleman… Jack and Ethan share their first Christmas together. Step back to Jack and Ethan’s first Christmas season and the tentative early months of their relationship under the world’s spotlight. Three months into Ethan’s transfer-in-exile in Des Moines, Iowa, the pressures of dating Jack, the president of the United States, start to…

Off Base (Ele’s Review)

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Title: Off Base (Out of Uniform #1) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: January 9th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 304 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike's flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike's arrival would spark from Zack's teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can't refuse. Pike Reynolds…

Once Upon a Time in the Weird West

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Title: Once Upon a Time in the Weird West : Speculative Fiction with a Western Twist Author: Astid Amara, Langley Hyde, Ginn Hale, Nicole Kimberling, C.S. Poe, Lex Chase, Venona Keyes, Tali Spencer, Shira Anthony, Kim Fielding, Andrew Q. Gordon, Jana Denardo, and Jamie Fessenden Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 16, 2016 Genre(s): Alternate History, Steampunk, Western Page Count: 400 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb:This isn’t the same old Wild West. The usual suspects are all present: cowboys, outlaws, and sheriffs. There’s plenty of dust, tumbleweeds, horses,…

Leo Loves Aries (Renée’s Review)

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Title: Leo Loves Aries (Signs of Love, #1) Author: Anyta Sunday Publisher: Self-published Release Date: December 4, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: Renée Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship. Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived… Well, that would be a reason…

Interlude: First Noel (Gigi’s Review)

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Title: Interlude: First Noel (The Executive Office #1.5) Author: Tal Bauer Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: December 19, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Gigi Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Before Ethan returns to DC… Before he becomes Jack’s first gentleman… Jack and Ethan share their first Christmas together. Step back to Jack and Ethan’s first Christmas season and the tentative early months of their relationship under the world’s spotlight. Three months into Ethan’s transfer-in-exile in Des Moines, Iowa, the pressures of dating Jack, the president of the United States, start…

Nothing Special V (Belen’s Review)

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Title: Nothing Special V (Nothing Special #5) Author: A.E. Via Publisher: Via Star Wings Books Release Date: December 12th 2016 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Page Count: 360 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The boys are back and fiercer than ever! "We were a unit tonight, moving as one. Even apart, we are deadly, but when combined – we are f**kin’ unstoppable." ~~ God ~~ Atlanta's notorious narcotics task force is at it again. They are stronger, bigger, and better than ever. Especially when a city councilman sends RECON…

Chosen Pride (Natosha’s Review)

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Title: Chosen Pride (L'Ange, #3) Author: Mary Calmes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 26, 2016 Genre(s): Gay contemporary love, shifter, Fated mates, heartbreak Page Count: 244 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: L'Ange: Book Three Jon Slade finally met his mate, but instead of it being the happiest day of his life, it became the saddest when wolf shifter Kelvin MacCurdy chose his obligations over their fated bond, leaving Jon to pick up the pieces of his shattered dreams. Lucky for him, Roman Howell, his boss and…

Family Obligations

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Title: Family Obligations (Second Edition) Author: Vivien Dean and Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 26, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 43 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb:Tate D’Angelo always thought he knew who his father was: beloved doctor, devoted husband and father…. Everyone at the funeral shared the same glowing stories of a kind soul. So when his father’s old college buddy, Randy, approaches him after the service, Tate expects to hear echoes of the same. Instead, he gets a lifetime’s worth of letters that…

Off Base (Lili’s Review)

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Title: Off Base (Out of Uniform #1) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: January 9th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult Page Count: 304 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike's flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike's arrival would spark from Zack's teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can't…

Stirring Creatures: Holiday Special (The Village #3.5)

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Title: Stirring Creatures: Holiday Special (The Village #3.5) Author: Darien Cox Publisher: Dusk Notes Release Date: December 7th 2016 Genre(s): Sci-Fi Page Count: 87 Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Warning: This Village Series special holiday novella contains spoilers. The Village books 1-3 should be read first. Christmas is coming in Singing Bear Village, but all is not jolly—at least for Christian. Though the other team members have met with Baz several times for work, when Christian gets assigned meetings, Baz never shows. Worried he’s offended their ambassador somehow,…
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