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Another wonderful entry in this new series from Sam and Fawkes.

57824061._SY475_Harvest Moon by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This time the over-arcing plot moves along at a rapid pace, leading to something I hadn’t seen coming, but now it’s there, makes total sense (cryptic eh!)

For our romance, we get Claudia’s cousin Alexis’ story and he was a real sweetie. Very similar in temperament to his cousin, he’s another go-getter omega, even if he’s been waiting five years for Ridge to finish college and come home.

Now, one thing I will say here, I felt both characters read as older than their 23 years but, as they’re werewolves, I just put it down to them a species being generally more capable of dealing with the vagaries of life!

Through circumstances which made perfect narrative sense, both young men end up with the Grove pack and that’s where the main plot develops its – on the surface – surprising twist.

Ridge may come across as a slow thinker, but he’s actually pretty smart, especially when it comes to farming and how integral the provenance of the food shifters eat is to their way of life.

There’s a not-so-subtle message here in this book to the mass consumerism lifestyle which a lot of people have been kicking back against in recent years and one which I very much agree with. Local and unprocessed is far better than mass produced and shipped from across the world!

The romance is a mix of frustration and sweetness, as both men suffer from LackOfCommunicaton-itis which thankfully it isn’t allowed to linger for too long, and because of Ridge’s demisexuality.

However, once they have the talk, it’s straight to the barn for some extra special get to know you intimately time, very hot.

The rest of the Grove Pack pop in from time to time and there’s a few longer visits with Colt and Linden, as well as Claud and Birch, obviously.

This book also holds another surprise, which I very much appreciated, and we get a sneak into book three, which will be all about second chances and grovelling I suspect 😁

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review

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This companion piece to For Life is a sweet paranormal romance

56768459._SY475_In Death by W.M. Fawkes & Sam Burns

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This one is basically the companion piece to For Life.

Robin is a sweetheart, he’s out and fierce, but really, he’s lonely and missing his best friend.

When he starts investing into the supernatural world, he lands himself in a whole load of trouble.

Fortunately, Luke is on hand to keep an eye out for him as Michael and Tim are still all wrapped up in each other.

In fact, they both peed me off a bit at how they dismissed Robin’s legitimate concerns.

Still, Luke isn’t oblivious and I really liked how he came to realise that his concerns over Robin might be more than not wanting the existence of vampires to be revealed.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: Blackwood by Pia Foxhall

Blackwood | Pia Foxhall

Perth Shifters #1

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Length: 93,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Tiferet Design

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Blurb

In a world that is still getting used to shifters, where everyone thinks omegas are second class citizens, nature photographer and omega Braden Payne lets everyone think he’s a beta. That way no one gives him a hard time and he doesn’t have to live a repeat of his failed relationship.

But when his car breaks down in the remote Blackwood forest in Western Australia, without the medication that lets him hide who he is, he’s faced with what he fears most: an unmated alpha.

Government forest guardian and alpha Coll MacDubhar is tired of illegal loggers, foolish tourists and people who underestimate the wilds of Western Australia. He discovers Braden lost and in need of medical assistance in the forest he protects and knows something’s not right.

But there’s hidden depths to Braden that capture his interest, and no decent alpha would walk away when Braden’s unwelcome past comes to visit.

Author Bio

Pia Foxhall is a queer, nonbinary and disabled Australian author who lives in the most isolated major city in the world – Perth, Western Australia – with two rescue cats.

Much of their time writing is spent working on the Patreon-supported Fae Tales serial, a dark fantasy BDSM erotica epic that has been in production for many years.

They’ve always been fascinated with all types of trauma recovery stories, and they like their character’s comfort to be earned, and the growth to feel real, and need a happy ending after that trauma recovery!

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