There are so many things that I’m feeling as I finish this book – awe at Austin’s strength, sadness at the cruelness that exists in this world, amazement at the, well, it sounds so cliché, but at the power of love and hope. Hope. That is the big one for me. I hope that there really are amazing people like Austin and David in this world. I hope that there is help out there for those who need it. I hope that I can help in some small way. And more than anything, I hope that everyone reads this book…..because it will change you.
Is it possible for the second book in a series to be better than the first? More vivid, more alive, more emotional….just more? The answer is a resounding YES when it comes to Imagines by N.R. Walker. Imago – the first book in the series – was astounding, a literal beauty that painted such an amazing, visceral, breathtaking picture that I felt like I was living it through Lawson and Jack’s eyes.
Imagines….was amazingly even more. More emotion, more beauty, more love….just more. And I feel not lucky but perfectly, emotionally satisfied after going on this journey with Lawson and Jack.
Dana and Ford’s story was fresh yet familiar, heartbreaking yet beautiful, loving yet harsh – in other words, it was everything that I expect from an AE Via story.
“Okay. Because. I want to…can I….can I just….touch you?” Dana asked breathlessly. He looked like he might pass out. His eyes were heavy and full of desire
Ford was surprised that Dana’s hands were shaking too, but he didn’t try to hide it. Slowly, his long fingers clasped the bottom Ford’s shirt and instead of lifting the shirt up and off him, Dana closed his eyes and inched his hands underneath. Using his sense of touch to not only feel but to see
Beautiful, touching, tense……perfect.
Can the impossible be possible? Can torture turn to pleasure? Can hatred become love? Can two men – both lost for completely different reasons, not only find each other but find that happily ever after?
For Shane and Van, the answer is a resounding yes – but oh, what a beautiful tapestry they weave as they’re trying to get there. Their re-connection is like watching that dance class in Junior High, the one you didn’t want to take because it meant you would have to touch a boy. Van and Shane are thrust back together, partners in a dance that neither of them want to do but they grudgingly grit their teeth and power through only to find, much to their surprise, that they are perfect dance partners, that they move together effortlessly, their steps natural. But every dance has to come to an end, right? Or does it? Just read this and you’ll find not only two incredible life-stories that get woven together, but you’ll also watch two incredible people become something more….together.
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All I ever wanted was to serve and protect my country. It ended up costing me everything…
At 49, Vincent St. James has learned to live with the choices he’s made, even if he isn’t always proud of them. After the military he was practically born into decided his sexuality was more important than his impeccable service record, Vincent lost everything, including the man he’d planned to spend the rest of his life with.
And a man with nothing to live for has nothing to lose.
With a bone deep hatred of all things government, Vincent found another way to serve his country, but it too came at a steep cost that he never could have foreseen. Dealing in secrets and death means there’s always someone waiting around the next corner trying to either take his place or bury their secrets along with his body. Even if he wanted out, it’s far too late for that.
When he’s given the chance to help out a friend who once had his back when others didn’t, he jumps at the chance to repay the favor. Even if it means protecting the kind of man he despises most…a power-hungry politician looking to push his own agenda on an unsuspecting public.
I made a terrible choice three years ago and it cost me the only person who ever really mattered to me. But maybe there’s another way I can make things right…
30-year-old Nathan Wilder can’t take back the moment he betrayed his twin brother, but he can try to make sure that the legacy of hate that drove him to turn on Brody never has a chance to rear its ugly head again. And if that means going against his powerful father’s right-wing political constituency in a down and dirty race for a seat in the U.S. Senate, then so be it. But when the threats that had been limited to harmless emails start taking an uglier turn, culminating in a violent attack that leaves no doubt as to the assailant’s intent, Nathan is thrown into the direct path of a mysterious and dangerous man who may end up forcing Nathan to confront truths he just isn’t ready to face yet.
Protecting him was supposed to be a favor for a friend and nothing more. Once he’s safe, I’ll let him go. I have to…
Protecting Nathan was supposed to be a walk in the park for a guy like Vincent. But nothing about the younger man is what he’d been expecting, especially the long-dead feelings Nathan stirs in him.
The feelings that aren’t just about protection.
Which is a problem, because while the threat against Nathan is temporary, the danger that’s become a way of life for Vincent is just waiting for the next thing it can take from him. Caring about someone means painting a target on their back and Vincent is done losing people he loves.
But letting Nathan go may not be as easy at seems…especially when Nathan decides to finally stand up and fight for what…and who he truly wants.
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The beauty in this story is almost to much to see – like looking at the sun itself. I have so much emotion coursing through me as I read the last page – amazement and my naivety, disgust at my lack of action, desire to do so much more. I have tears swimming in my eyes and I feel like I want to cry….but it was a happy ending, so why. I’m confused, emotional, filled with something that I don’t know how to name but I don’t think I want to name it. I just want to feel this, just bask in this, bathe in this….whatever it is……forever. And isn’t that simply…… perfect.
There are several things I use to gauge just how great a book is:
Emotionally – just how many items does it tick off on the emotional roller coaster? Does it make my heart swell with love? Does it make the tears fall? Does it make me laugh? Smile? Cheer? Jump for joy? Does it make my heart go into overdrive with how hot it is? A book doesn’t necessarily have to tick off all of those emotions, just some of them is good. But when I find one that gets them all? Not just once but over and over and over…..and that’s not even at the 50% mark? That’s when I know a book is not only great but that it’s really something special.
Another measure for me are the notes that I take. When I’m reading – I highlight certain points that I want to notate in my review. Usually two or three spots that call out to me as meaningful. This book? I lost count at a dozen. The entire book was that meaningful, everything was that important. I don’t know why but, like Nate, I felt relief as I read every word of this book, like it was written, not necessarily for me but because it needed to be written, because it was important. And when you read things like this, you’ll know what I mean:
I felt tears stinging my eyes as an emotion I never would have ever considered bombarded me, Relief.
His lips brushed over mine tenderly. “Tell me,” he urged. I didn’t recognize my own voice as I whispered, “It’s like I can finally breathe.”
But it didn’t matter. I had what I needed. Permission. To feel. To rage. To accept.
Go ahead. It’s okay. It’s okay to feel everything……finally……
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Mason Foxworth has spent the last several months recovering from injuries he received doing personal security while on tour during the horrific fire in Germany. He feels useless and alone, and the worst part of it, the physical scarring left behind from the burns has ruined his self-esteem. Who would want him now, when he is so damaged inside and out and has nothing much to contribute? He doesn’t have many friends and his co-workers feel it’s safer to keep Mason at a desk in the office pushing paperwork, rather than out in the field working security. Mason wants to change that status before he loses the last thread of his sanity, and the main obstacle in his way is a bum leg that’s taking far too long to heal.
Tessler is an enigma in the sci-fi literary world. A young, reclusive author, known for the mystery swirling around him, realizes he’s lost any real joy in his life until he suddenly starts to feel the strange emotion pumping through his veins. Barely beyond the age of twenty-five, and he’s already made more money than most see in a lifetime, but Tessler feels empty inside. What made him this way must remain the secret it is, or he feels he’ll lose the empire he’s created. But meeting a man who could possibly bring all his pieces together is challenging his reasons for anonymity, and Tessler suddenly finds himself wanting more from life and for himself.
Mason wants his life back and Tessler is just looking to have a real life. Can two vastly different men find a way to smooth out their hard edges and blend their lives to offer the one ingredient neither has? Personal growth comes in many different shapes and Mason and Tessler have a mountain of it to climb in order to find their HEA, but it’s a journey both of them are ready to take.
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Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.
After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.
The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Beyond The Music, Book 7 in the series, hit #1 in the Gay Erotica genre during the Pre-Order and held that spot for several weeks. This last book in The Rock Gods series launches the spin-off series, Guarding The Gods, which releases in early Summer of 2016.
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Todd is too flakey. Richard is too stubborn. Together, they’re perfect. A May-December couple get a second chance at love.
Retired soldier Richard Davis wants a stable life in a quiet town with a forever man. Becoming the sheriff of Hope, Arizona, accomplishes two of his three goals, but instead of finding a serious partner, he falls for too-young-to-be-committed and too-flakey-to-be-serious Todd Smitty. Richard won’t find the right man if he’s obsessed with the wrong one, so he walks away from Todd.
It’s lust at first sight when Todd meets his sister’s army friend. He sets his sights on the worldly, strong, stable older man, and the more time he spends with Richard, the harder he falls. But after three years together, Richard cuts off all contact with no explanation.
When a mutual obligation requires Todd to move into Richard’s house, he’s thrilled at the opportunity to earn a second chance. Ignoring Todd from across town was hard enough. Can Richard resist temptation under his own roof?
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A federal judge running from the truth.
A U.S. marshal running from his past.
A trial that can plunge the world into war.
Federal Judge Tom Brewer is finally putting the pieces of his life back together. In the closet for twenty-five long years, he’s climbing out slowly, and, with the hope of finding a special relationship with the stunning Mike Lucciano, U.S. Marshal assigned to his D.C. courthouse. He wants to be out and proud, but he can’t erase his own past, and the lessons he learned long ago.
But a devastating terrorist attack in the heart of DC, and the subsequent capture and arrest of the terrorist, leads to a trial that threatens to expose the dark underbelly of America’s national security.
As Russia beats the drums of war, intent on seeking revenge, and the United States struggles to contain the storm before it races out of control, secrets and lies, past and present, collide in Judge Tom Brewer’s courtroom. With the world’s attention fixed on Tom and this case, he suddenly discovers he may be the only person who can put everything together in time to stop the spark of a new world war.
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