Author Archives: Lasha

About Lasha

I've been reading romance books since I was 12 and when I found m/m books a few years ago I feel madly in love with the genre. My favorites tropes are: GFY, police partners in love and May-December romances. I also adore paranormals and in my spare time away from Jessewave, I review pararmormal m/m books at my own blog. Give me a good shifter book and I'm a happy girl!

Capital Games (movie)

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cgmovieTitle: Capital Games (the movie)
Writer/Executive Producer: G.A. Hauser
Director: Ilo Orleans
Starring: Eric Presnall and Gregor Cosgrove
Distributers: The GA Hauser Collection, LLC
Amazon Buy/Watch Link
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin/Language: USA/English
Rating: Unrated (Mature)
Released: 2013
Length: 97 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary: Based on the novel by GA Hauser, this movie follows the book very closely, so fans of that will enjoy this tale of two formerly straight men who fall in love with each other.

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Saint Returns (Thresl Chronicles #6)

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19565937Title and Link: Saint Returns (Thresl Chronicles #6)
Author: Amber Kell
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Amazon Buy Link – Not yet
Genre: Paranormal M/M, Sci-fi
Length: 93 pages
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: The sixth book in The Thresl Chronicles finally brings us Saint’s story and it doesn’t disappoint!

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Pretty Poison

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PrettyPoisonTitle and Link: Pretty Poison
Author: Kari Gregg
Publisher: Self-published
Artist: Lou Harper
Amazon Buy Link, ARe & Barnes and Noble
Length: 160 pages
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: An original take on shifter lore that is both sexy and thought-provoking at the same time.

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Memory’s Prisoner

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MemorysPrisonerTitle and Link: Memory’s Prisoner
Author: Jamie Lynn Miller
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: 134 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: A great hurt-comfort amnesia story that hit all my cop-loving kinks.

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Not for Sale (Undercover Love #1)

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17906733Title: Not for Sale (Undercover Love #1)
Author: Brenda Cothern
Publisher: Brenda Cothern Books, Inc.
Buy Links: Amazon
Length: 233 pages
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: A very interesting take on the ‘going undercover as lovers’ trope that BDSM fans would enjoy.

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An Unauthorized Field Guide to the Hunt

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kg_anunauthorizedfieldguidetothehuntTitle and Link: An Unauthorized Field Guide to the Hunt
Author: Kari Gregg
Publisher: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Sci-fi M/M, Paranormal
Length: 95 pages
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: Kari Gregg delivers a fun sci-fi paranormal m/m book. Did I mention the shifter has barbs on his penis?

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I Heart Shifters

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The_Lost_Boys_vs__Twilight_by_wildman10When I read Wave’s post entitled, “M/M Romances That Resonate,” it seemed to me that paranormal books weren’t really on the list, except for the Irregulars anthology. And while that is a terrific set of novellas, I was looking for more traditional paranormal types recommendations. So when Wave urged me to write one, I thought why not? I love the genre and probably 80% of my reading list contains vampires, werewolves, ghosts or other such creatures.

Why do I love paranormals?

I love the world building, the potential for great angst, the backstory of many of the characters. I mean, as a history teacher I would have loved to have been around for the American Revolution, the Renaissance or World War II. And if you are a vampire whose lived for centuries you just might have experienced all of those events. Think of all the history you would have witnessed. That fascinates me…and I think it fascinates other readers who love this genre like I do. After all, sexy ghosts, angst-ridden vampires and alpha shifters are hot! Just look at Amazon’s Top 100 and you’ll see I’m not the only one with a serious love for men who sprout fur during a full moon.

knotting-1Not to mention the many tropes that exist in paranormal books: alpha shifters, omegas, bonding, claiming, instant love, cursed vampires, mpreg, and knotting. (In fact when Googling knotting, I came up with this pic of Derek from Teen Wolf, one truly messed-up shifter…which led me to some Sterek knotting fanfiction…which led me to reading some Sterek mpreg.) The tropes are everywhere!
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A Marrying Man

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AMarryingMan_100dpi_cvrTitle and Link: A Marrying Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Cover Artist: Unknown
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Amazon Buy Link – Not yet
Length: 40,000 words
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: The book falls into women-bashing territory and doesn’t recover.

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Freeing Demitri’s Wolf

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3967FreeingDemitrisWolf510w-430x645Title and Link: Freeing Demitri’s Wolf (Wolves of Stone Ridge, Book #17)
Author: Charlie Richards
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: eXtasybooks
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary M/M, Paranormal
Length: 112 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: I loved this May-December shifter book which hit all my hurt-comfort needs.

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Texas Pride

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17660704Title and Link: Texas Pride
Author: Kindle Alexander
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services/The Kindle Alexander Collection
Amazon Buy Link
Length: 306 pages
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: An interesting tale of a Texas cowboy and a Hollywood actor falling for each other, marred by some POV problems, bad editing and the “surprise” plot point that goes nowhere.

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A Betting Man

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17729973Title and Link: A Betting Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Cover Artist: Unknown
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Amazon Buy Link
Length: 83 pages
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: A great plot that was marred by the fact one of the main characters was an unredeemable cad.

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Prince Claimed (Thresl Chronicles #2)

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2077Title and Link: Prince Claimed (Thresl Chronicles #2)
Author: Amber Kell
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Publisher Link: Total E Bound
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Paranormal M/M, Sci-fi
Length: 88 pages
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: The second book in The Thresl Chronicles which pushed the political intrigue of the series, but I felt the main couple wasn’t focused enough on.

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A Shadow of Wings

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17383302Title and Link: A Shadow of Wings
Author: Linda Gayle
Cover Artist: Unknown
Publisher: Self-published
Buy Links: Amazon; Kobo; B&N
Length: 164 pages
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: The best shifter book I’ve read so far this year. Original, compelling and steamy. A must-read for fans of the genre.

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Snow on the Roof

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17234603Title and Link: Snow on the Roof
Authors: Various
Cover Artist: DWS Photography
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links: Amazon, Dreamspinner
Genre: Anthology M/M
Length: 338 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: A good collection of short stories featuring May/December romances.

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What Chris Wants

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16071026Title and Link: What Chris Wants (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #4.5)
Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: 44 pages
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: It was obvious that fans of this series wanted Chris to get his HEA, I just wish the author could have jumped on board too.

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