Amara Lebel

Welcome to my little corner of the world; a lady's den of depravity in which anything is possible. 

I am an Erotic Romance and ManLove author, and I want nothing more than to share my saucy stories with my fellow depraved sensualists. So please come, sit, relax and lose yourself in my tales of forbidden love and enchanted romance. 

 

 

Emmett & Jana

Darkness Torn Asunder (The Paladin) - Alexis Morgan

This was a change from the other books in the series. It didn’t really revolve around the world of the Paladins, or their fight with the crazed Others and treacherous Regents. This instalment gave us a look into the life of a young Paladin who didn’t know he was a Paladin. One who wanted to live a normal life rather than believe that aliens are real and he was born to protect the world from them.

Following his release from prison, Emmett just wanted to live normally. Refusing to join the Seattle Paladins, he finds a job as a barman and falls in love with a feisty nurse who keeps him on his toes. It’s what he wanted, and he’s happy. However, the longer he’s in the area the more the barrier calls to him – driving him insane. This results in some dumb decisions being made, but it’s okay, he works it out in the end.

Shame it takes a crazed Other attack to make him realise where he really belongs. . .

I really enjoyed this instalment. As with all the other books, it kept me captivated. There is enough steamy romance, suspense, and action in this short story to make it a great read. My only complaint is that it was only a novella, and not a full novel. I'd like to see more of Emmett and his transition into the Paladin lifestyle.

Penn & Jora

Darkness on Fire - Alexis Morgan

In this instalment of the series Penn Sebastian finally gets a break! Unable to live his life as he wishes due to a debilitating injury, he’s forced to play watchman to the Paladin’s. Yet following a weird anonymous phone call, he gets the chance to go in and investigate. Turns out that the caller is actually a Kalith female who has an infinity for the rock, and who has discovered a plot to rob Earth of its resources in order to bring light to Kalithans. . . only problem is, it has the potential to destroy both worlds.

Action and suspense ensue as Penn and Jora, with the help of Barak and Larem, try to prevent the dangers brought on by the sickly barrier. And of course, there is the romance, as Jora brings out feelings of protection and love from her handsome Paladin. She makes Penn feel needed, secure in himself, and useful. Now if that doesn’t make for a good read, what does?

D.J. & Reggie

The Darkness Beyond - Alexis Morgan

Finally, we see D.J. get his girl. I’ve been looking forward to this book since I started reading the series. From the beginning, I’ve had a soft spot for hyperactive geek of a hottie, and I felt for him as he watched everyone settle down and his life changed against his wishes.

Enter Reggie, hacker extraordinaire. Having been hired to find the ‘Nightwalker’ she forces herself into D.J.’s life, and against his better judgement, he shows up at her door planning to force her back out of it.

But things aren’t that easy. The corrupt Regents catch wind of her meddling in their files, and plan to use her in their betrayal of the Organisation. This is when things get a little crazy and D.J finds himself in the one place he’d rather not be!

As with all the other instalments, this one is packed with a healthy helping of romance, action, and suspense. It’s a great read that’s hard to put down.

Larem & Sasha

Bound by Darkness - Alexis Morgan

Another great read from this series. I love how the author can keep us glued to the pages with this storyline. It just keeps evolving without becoming uninteresting or repetitive. And it isn't just about the romance. There is a strong paranormal aspect to this book, and as with the others, it is packed with action and suspense. 

 

In this instalment Larmen finally gets to find peace in the human realm. Having been forced across the barrier, he was finding it harder to adjust than his fellow Kalithians. He was met with hostility and discrimination from the guards, and even some of the Paladins. Yet he kept his head held high and fought with everything he was. I really like this character. I also have a soft spot for his woman. Head strong and stubborn, Sasha just seemed the perfect match for Larem. Their relationship had its ups and downs, but in the end true love won out, and they got a special kind of HEA. 

Hunter & Tate

Defeat the Darkness - Alexis Morgan

In this instalment we get to catch up with Hunter, the Paladin who had been tortured to death in Jarvis' book. Hunter is an ornery male who I have mixed feelings about. In one way I feel so bad about his circumstances, but in another I want to beat him for the way he treats Tate. He's not a horrible guy, just hurting, but at least he makes up for it in the end. And speaking of Tate, I love her. She's headstrong and stubborn. Fit for any hotheaded Paladin male.

As with other books, this one concentrates on the smuggling of the blue stones. And with the help of Larem, Barak, and a few of our favourite Paladins, Hunter is finally able to solve the mystery of who is betraying who. And I never seen it coming. . . 

Jarvis & Gwen

Darkness Unknown - Alexis Morgan

This the fifth instalment in the Paladin series, and even though it was a great book, it lacked something the previous books had in abundance. . . the romance. Jarvis and Gwen's relationship was a strenuous one from the beginning. They had some obstacles to overcome, mainly Jarvis' insecurities, but in the end they do end up together. It's just a shame we didn't see them get any more than a few chapters of the loved-ups.

Other than that we get to meet several new and interesting Paladins, who I hope we meet again in future books. And as with all the others we get a good helping of action and suspense. This is definitely a book I would read again.

Cullen & Lusahn

Redeemed in Darkness - Alexis Morgan

I really enjoyed this instalment of the Paladin series. It took us to the other side of the barrier, and gave us a look into how the 'Others' live their lives, and why they are forced to cross into the other realm to die. Not only does it lead the Paladin's closer to figuring out what is happening with the blue stones, but it makes them see the 'Others' as more than just the crazed killers they believed them to be. And vice-versa for the Kalithians.

 

The more I read of this series, the more I like. The author always has a good balance of action and romance. And Cullen & Lusahn romance was great. They had been craving each other since their first encounter, and battle, at the barrier. Pining for the other. So when they meet again their attraction is instant. As is his need to possess and protect Lusahn and her children.

Barak & Lacey

In Darkness Reborn - Alexis Morgan

Book three in the series, and in my opinion, the best so far. It has a Romeo & Juliet-esque feel to it. Barak, the enemy, and Lacey, the sister of a Paladin. Their attraction is instant, yet they try their hardest to deny their feelings for one another, and hide their relationship from the world for fear of being ostracised and ridiculed by those around them. These two have a lot of obstacles to overcome before they get what it is they truly want.

 

As with the previous books, the story involving the Regents and their dodgy dealings with the Others for 'blue stones' continues. So there is a good helping of suspense and action along with the romance, which makes for one hell of a read.

Blake & Brenna

Dark Defender - Alexis Morgan

This instalment continues where the first left off, so from page one we get nothing but suspense and action. The storyline grows in this book, giving us more into the Regents, the Others, and even to other branches of the Paladins.

 

Ah, Trahern, my favourite Paladin for so many reasons. I really enjoyed watching the steely-eyed warrior soften toward Brenna. And of course I loved what she done for Blake in the long run. I think they are a good couple, they compliment each other.

 

Overall, this is a great read.

Devlin & Laurel

Dark Protector - Alexis Morgan

This is a re-read of the series for me. I really enjoyed it the first time around, and I find I like it all the more now. 

 

In the first book of the series we meet Devlin, the oldest and strongest Paladin in existence. His path toward turning Other is close, and he hates it. But he doesn't need to worry because his Handler, Laurel, is determined to find a way to save him. Even if it means she gets caught up in some nasty situations in order to do so.

 

I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow. Laurel is a kind hearted woman who adores her job, and the men under her care. But she's also a lady with attitude, and more than ready for the hot-tempered Devlin. Something he doesn't fail to notice. But it isn't all about the romance. There is plenty of sword swinging action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat! 

 

Powerful Paladins, romance, action, humour, and smart women. What more could you ask for in a good read? 

Xcor & Layla

The Chosen: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R. Ward

I was really looking forward to the release of this book. I have always had a soft spot for Xcor. And ever since he first refused Layla's vein under their tree, my love for the male has only bloomed. I wanted a HEA for both Xcor and Layla.

However, I have nothing positive to say about this book. As a huge BDB fan, I am greatly disappointed. I want to rant, but I'll refrain. I'll let you read for yourselves and determine if you like it or not.

I'll edit this later, when the risk of spoilers has past...


ManLove Fantasies ~Spring Edition~

 

 
We’ve done a lot of different thing on this contest, and this time is no different. I’ve asked our participating authors to tell us a story about the picture on my blog. Each author has chosen a different city around the world. In their story, they must include a kiss, a bouquet of spring flowers, a love letter, and the rain. 
So, let's see what our authors have in store for us...
 
 
Rules of Contest:

- You may enter once per day, but only once per day. Each day the contest runs from 12:01am (PST) to 11:59pm (PST). Once that day has ended, no further entries may be added for that day. You must wait for the next day to enter again.

- To enter every day, you MUST comment every day, on that given day. Any entries added after the 11:59pm (PST) cutoff time will not be entered.

- You MUST leave your email address in your comment or we will have no way to contact you if you win. Any comments left without an email will not be considered.

- Please your comment on the author's page to be counted each day.

- Winners will be chosen on April 30th and announced on the blog.

 

GRAND PRIZE:

- Kindle Fire HD7 loaded with MM stories from all of our authors.

- Just to give you something to look forward to, our grand prize is a brand new, just released Kindle Fire HD7. Every author in our contest is contributing an eBook, which will be loaded on the Kindle before it gets shipped to the winner.

- Check in with us every day to discover which new book is being added and leave a comment (and your email) for a chance to win our grand prize. That's MM Romances from authors you know already and some you will want to know. So, don't forget to enter each day.

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    Participating Authors:
     
    Stormy Glenn 
    Jane Wallace-Knight
    E.a. Reynolds
    Bronwyn Heeley 
    Evelise Archer 
    Lei Carol 
    AJ Llewellyn 
    Jennifer Baxter / Genevieve Wolf
    Ariel Halford 
    Lisa Oliver 
    Eloise Prime / Lilybeth Zefram 
    Aeryn Jaden 
    Maggie Walsh 
    Cree Storm 
    Meg Amor 
    Gale Stanley 
    E.A. Reynolds 
    Ariel Halford 
    Lisa Oliver 
    Maggie Walsh 
    Frey Ortega
    Terry Poole
    Amara Lebel 

Giveaway!!!

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Mirceo & Caspion

Shadow's Seduction - Kresley Cole

I was so excited for this book. My inner fangirl squeeeee'd so hard. Finally, an MM in the IAD series. Two of my favourite things rolled into one. Friends turned lovers. Destined Mates. And the first relationship of their kind in the Lore world.

 

I really enjoyed the storyline. Watching Caspion deal with his insecurities and dark past, while Mirceo pushed his rakish ways aside. Lots of emotional turmoil. A little action. Cole's classic brand of humour! And do not even get me started on the love scenes. . .

 

All in all a very enjoyable read. My only complaint - that there wasn't more! I need more! And this was the only reason I gave it a 3 star rating.

 

Hopefully we'll see more of Mirceo and Caspion in future Dacian books. Right along side my favourite badguy, Lothaire!

Doushiyoumo nai Keredo 2

どうしようもないけれど 2 - Isaku Natsume, 夏目イサク

As with the previous issue, this too was packed full of everything I enjoy in my yaoi manga. It is a great story, and I would recommend it to anyone. 

Doushiyoumo nai Keredo

— feeling love
どうしようもないけれど 1 - Isaku Natsume, 夏目イサク

This is a new author to me, and I have to say, I am in love. The artwork and storyline is beautiful. It is exactly the kind of yaoi romance I enjoy. It is sweet, with a lot of adult humour and a romance to keep me glued to the pages. Absolutely worth a read.