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A return to Lyric and an incubus with a water dragon issue!

59531979._SY475_Wyrmwood by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A book of two halves and what felt like a missing middle bit.

The opening was fabulous, our reclusive half incubus half nymph Declan needs to go for a swim.

While he’s on his way out to the ocean, he fails to take proper notice of the “human” sat on the beach.

Only it’s not a human, it’s Augustus the water dragon in his bipedal form and he’s realised Declan’s his mate.

There then ensues a really lovely section of the book where August is utterly clueless, Declan is angry, then despondent, then resigned.

It’s funny, sweet and a little bit angsty as they completely fail to communicate. I particularly loved the introduction of August’s father William inside an enchanted sword, part of his soul magicked when he was at the end if his human lifespan.

We hit the part where they “separate” as August realises he has to let Declan go because he won’t ever be happy.

It was heartfelt, heartbreaking, I was sad and wondering how the authors were going to reconnect the pair of them, so inexperienced in relationships as they were.

And then it seemed to turn into a different book 😁 suddenly there was a new plotline out of left field, a bit of suspense, some daring do, and our heroes were madly in love!

It’s not that it was bad, on the contrary I was utterly delighted, I’d have just liked a teeny bit more built up to it.

Also, this one was oddly only low steam, which with an incubus who’s suddenly found his life mate, you’d have expected the on page romps to be uber sexy.

Still, all in all, another enjoyable outing from this pair of authors who remain two of my absolute favourites for paranormal romance.

And another epic cover from Natasha Snow ❤😍

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

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Blog Tour: Broken Halos by Aimee Nicole Walker

Broken Halos | Aimee Nicole Walker

Queen City Rogues #1

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MM ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 07.11.18

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Wander Aguiar

COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art

MODEL: Bijan

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Oliver Knight’s past is shrouded by sorrow and tragedy, but instead of hiding from it, Ollie owns his truth and uses his experiences to uplift others. As an out and proud pastor, he provides a safe place for LGBTQ Christians to gather and worship, and as a recovering addict, he counsels those pursuing sobriety. Ollie’s life is fulfilling but also a little lonely. He may not have a hard time meeting men, but he does have a hard time getting them to stick around once they discover his vocation.

Archie White is a former drag queen who hung up his stilettos to start an HIV transition home in the memory of someone he held near and dear to his heart. All work and no play has made Archie a very dull man, but he thinks his luck is about to change when a friend introduces him to a dark-eyed stranger. That is until he learns the man is a pastor. Archie detests anything to do with religion, and for very good reasons.

Archie’s gut tells him to run, and Ollie’s heart tells him to pursue. What can a pastor and a sometimes-queen possibly have in common? A desire to find unconditional love with someone who truly sees them. What happens next is the poignant, sweet, and sexy journey for two resilient hearts. Ollie and Archie’s halos might be battered and a little tarnished, but they’re definitely not broken.

Broken Halos is a charming story with heart, heat, and humor. Warning: these characters and their quirky sidekicks may take up permanent residence in your heart, so proceed with caution. Each book in the Queen City Rogues series can be read as part of the series or as a standalone novel. This book contains sexually explicit material and colorful language intended for adults 18 and older.

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EXCERPT

It wasn’t my first time walking into a bowling alley, but it was the first time I showed up on a league night. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t what I found when I strolled through the alley looking for Ollie’s team. There was trash talking going on between the lanes, and each team wore customized shirts with their team name embroidered on the back with a logo and their first names stitched on the front. The color and style of shirts varied from bold and brash to ugly and boring.

Ollie’s team was easy to spot due to Andy’s enormous height. Their shirts were a silky black button-up with the name Broken Halos embroidered on the back in gold with a crooked halo hanging over the “o”in halo. I had no doubt Ollie came up with the team name and design. I had to admit it was adorable, but not more adorable than the pastor who filled it out so nicely.

The silk shirt draped over his shoulders and caressed his pecs. The hem of it ended above the curve of his denim-covered ass. I should’ve turned around and left as soon as my mouth started watering, except Ollie turned just then and spotted me. The smile spreading across his face was equal parts welcoming and wolfish and too fucking hard to resist.

“Don’t get the wrong idea, Golden Boy,”I said in greeting. “I’m just here to offer Milo cuddles when he makes a fool of himself.”

The remark got a snort out of Ollie, an eye roll from Andy, and knee-slapping laughs out of the Frat Boys, as Milo called them. Milo himself just looked at me with disappointment for a few seconds before he crooked his finger for me to follow him. He only went far enough to get us out of earshot which wasn’t hard to do since there was more noise inside this bowling alley than the last Pride parade I attended in NYC.

“What are you doing here?”Milo asked firmly. “Don’t give me any bullshit about supporting me and my pitiful bowling because I’m most likely the best bowler in this building.”

“Milo, come now,”I said, smiling sweetly at him. “I love your confidence, but there are times it’s misplaced.”

“I guess you’ll watch and see won’t you,”he said cheekily. “Don’t fuck Ollie over, Archie. He’s missed you like fucking crazy this past month, but he’d eventually get over his attraction to you.”

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About The Author

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I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I’m a girly tomboy

who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.

I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

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