Eden’s Black Rose

Author: Jaclyn Tracey
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Buy Link: http://www.wildrosepress.com

This paranormal story confused me at first but the author pulled the story together. Jaclyn Tracey introduced her main characters quickly and provided more and more layers to their lives. The ones you least expect to be paranormal, the ones you least expect to be special, the ones you least expect to be extraordinary – she surprised me throughout. She was quite detailed, and sometimes quite gross, when necessary without being verbose. I got a kick out of the characters and relationships as they moved through the story.

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High Country by Michael Barrette

Publisher: LooseID

 High Country is a homoerotic piece that incorporates the paranormal. Normally, I do not review this genre: LGBT or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, but I decided to give it a try. Although the premise of the novel is sound the story felt very choppy to me. I was hoping for a little more development of the relationship before the main characters bedded. Linn, the rancher, was hesitant to begin a relationship because of his secrets but really didn’t fight his urges. I would have been able to relate a little more to his character if he had to overcome a personal battle that took longer than a couple of hours a few off-color jokes. Brad came across as a bit whorish as his personal demons were only recently removed from his life, or so he thought, and he immediately jumped the bones of the nearest hot guy. Since this is the first LGBT I have read, maybe I am being too critical in looking for more substantial pre-sex relationship development. It was hard for me to believe two people could fall in love after having repeated sex for four days. I did not enjoy the book.