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. 

 

 

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 

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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. 

Dark Hunter Series

 

 

I started reading this series back in October, and I honestly just forgot to review the books as I went along. So, in a show of laziness, I am going to give a general review. The series started out great, Books 1 - 6 are among my favourite. I really enjoyed the ongoing storyline and the characters struggles. Not every romance can be rainbows and butterflies, and you see this in Kenyon's books. Each of her Hunter's has a dark past he needs to overcome, and it is enjoyable watching them get there.

 

Following book 6 things got a little meh for me. I honestly disliked the Dream Hunter instalments. I'm sorry, but I just found them too slow. I actually couldn't finish reading Upon the Midnight Clear or Dream Chaser. With the other books it was just hit and miss from me. I enjoyed Wren, Acheron, Seth, and Max's stories. And I loved Styxx. However, and it's a huge goddamn however, I think at times it could be a little too graphic. Apart from that, it was an amazing story. 

 

I look forward to seeing more from the Dragon's and of course Thorn! These male's have piqued my interest. 

 

(The four stars is an overall rating. I would give Books 1-6, 8, 15, 21, 24, 25 all four stars each. Book 23, who is Styxx, would be the only five star rating) 

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DESTINED


Available February 3rd 2016

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Blurb:
Several months have past since Tristan and Joshua's relationship was pushed to its limit, in the worst of ways, yet they've managed to overcome the lies and deceit. Their relationship is now stronger than it’s ever been, however, a single phone call may be about to change all of that. As Tristan discovers something that could irrevocably destroy everything they have built, Joshua has a life altering decision to make.

 

In this final installment of the Unrequited Trilogy, Tristan and Joshua’s relationship is faced with yet another complication, neither of them could have ever seen coming. With the arrival of a new man in Tristan’s life, will Joshua make his lover’s fear a reality, or will he prove that their love is indeed destined?

 

 

Rune & Josie

Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark) - Kresley Cole

I love the fact that sixteen books into this series, Kresley still manages to ensnare me. Her storylines continue to be just as good, if not better than, the last. I have to admit though, I was a little surprised when I learned who this book was about. Two new characters we had never heard of before – I was expecting Munro to be honest. But I enjoyed it regardless.

Turns out that our heroine, Josie, is the sister of Thad – so we get to learn a whole lot more about their mysterious species. And as with all Kresley’s females, Jo is a badass. Which I enjoy.

Rune, on the other hand I was unsure of. He was one of those characters you love to hate. As far as my hero complex goes I’m afraid he didn’t exactly fit into my box of hotties due to his 'sex as a tool' obsession, but I still found myself taking a liking to him.

Their story was action packed, sexy, and everything I've come to love about this series. I’m curious to learn more about these two and see where their alliances lay when it comes to the Accession.