Absolutely loved this second instalment in the Nira Chronicles

Zercy (The Nira Chronicles, #2)Zercy by Kora Knight

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So book one would have had more stars if it hadn’t been for the cliff hanger, this one has a sort of cliff hanger but I honestly don’t care because the rest of it was brilliant.

I love me a good sci-fi story and Kora Knight is excellent at the world building needed to make a narrative work when it involves humans and seven foot tall horned aliens!

There’s some ridiculously hot and downright dirty sex in this one too, the bed scene with the living plants in particular was wonderfully kinky, but there’s also a truly beautiful love story at the heart of this book.

Alec and Zercy were an incredible pair, finding common ground in spite of their differences in not only species but also in their station. I loved the slow building of their friendship outside of the insane sexual chemistry.

There’s the same load of action and humorous asides in this as the first one and the book is very “visual”, I would love to see this on the screen but it’d no doubt be too erotic for mainstream audiences!

Now I want to know what’s going to happen next, who plotted to kill the Krie, will Gesh and Noah sort things out, did Bailey end up with his merman and is Chet not quite as adverse to Roni as he claims to be 🙂

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What a headrush this book is!

In the Blood (Metahuman Files, #4)In the Blood by Hailey Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t know what to do with myself when I was reading this book.

One minute I wanted to put it down because I couldn’t bear to read anymore of what was going on, the next I was devouring it as quickly as I could to make sure that everyone was alright.

The pacing is exceptional, the plotting takes you right into the heart of the story like you’re watching a newsreel and the action is unfolding around you.
It has your pulse racing and my heart was in my throat for the vast majority of this book.

It’s difficult to go too much into it without giving things away but for two of Team Alpha there are huge unforseen repercussions from actions taken years ago and for another, the knowledge that the time is never right for making life altering decisions.

Hailey said there’d be swearing reading this book, I just wasn’t sure quite how right she’d be but my Kindle was in danger a couple of times from my extreme reactions!

This is another brilliant addition to this series and I can’t wait for more.

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Release Blitz: Journey to Gaytopia by Joel Craig


Book Title: Journey To Gaytopia

Author: Joel Craig

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Cover Artist: Joel Craig

Genre/s: LGBTQ graphic novel, science fiction graphic novel

Length: 64 pages

Target Audience: Young Adult and adult LGBTQ

Release Date: December 1, 2017


Broke actors Joel Craig and Stephen Foster have just had the break of a lifetime, series regular roles on The Julianne Moore and Madonna Half Hour Comedy Show. But during the filming of the show Madonna is kidnapped by Mae Dunaway, the evil twin sister of Faye Dunaway, and whisked away into a science fiction alternate parallel universe.

Joel and Stephen are in hot pursuit in efforts to rescue Madonna from the evil clutches of Mae and get help from some new friends along the way in the city of Gaytopia. Will Stephen and Joel rescue Madonna? Find out in this graphic novel that will put you on the edge of your seats and leave you wanting more.

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JOEL CRAIG is a nurse by day but actor and writer by night and lives with his musician husband, Donovan Holden. They have been married twice with the second time finally being legal. In addition to Journey to Gaytopia, Joel has also written Welcome To Nursing HELLo, a Graphic Memoir. Joel is also an actor, having appeared in the films, Sideshow and Sordid Lives as well as the web series, What’s My Intention?

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Just as brilliant as the first two – now I need book 4!

In the Shadows (Metahuman Files #3)In the Shadows by Hailey Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series is absolutely brilliant. I’ve said it before, but it is difficult to write good sci-fi with metahumans and just not have them be so powerful they can instantly diffuse any situation.

Hailey has got the balance between having her diverse bunch of powerful people be able to neutralise threats and deal with the bad guys but still have an inherent feeling of danger which makes your heart race just a tiny bit while reading.

In this one we step away from Jamie and Kyle to focus instead on Kyle’s adoptive brother Alexei and oh lordy is he delicious. Fiery like his pyrotechnic power, he’s brusk and terse, a man of actions not words, and he doesn’t like spies.

Which puts rather an interesting twist on things when former CIA agent Sean Delaney’s mission gets more complicated and Alexei has to get up close and perhaps a bit more personal than he’d initially liked.

The two of them are gorgeous together, Sean is shy and inexperienced in spite of the times he’s had to sleep with someone as part of his cover and Alexei brings out a hidden side of him which is sensual, erotic and downright sexy.

When the mission goes south, both men fight to keep the other safe with all the skills at their disposal. The action is as nail biting as in the first two books, the angst is low level and the camaraderie between the team is still great to read.

When Team Alpha deploys, the bad guys know it and smoking wreckage is usually left in their wake. There has to be a book 4, I want more of this pair, more of this team and the big bad threat is still looming on the horizon.

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Cliffhangers, I hate cliffhangers!

Kríe Captivity (The Nira Chronicles #1)Kríe Captivity by Kora Knight

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book lost a star for the cliffhanger, I truly hate them!

However, it is a very good start to this new sci-fi world from Knight.

I’ve loved her previous two erotic romance with BDSM twist series’ and was looking forward to this one too.

Overall she delivers a rich world with an intriguing cast of new species and culturally diverse behaviour with the spice and heat of an erotic romance mixed with an element of mystery thriller – think Avatar with more sexy times.

There’s not actually a lot of sex in this one but when it kicks off, it does so in style and with a flair of the exotic to carry the reader along.

Just need the next book to hurry up and be out soon now!

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Release Day for Santino Hassell’s Oversight


Today is the release of Santino Hassell’s Oversight, The Community #2 from Riptide Publishing.

I’m joining in with the release day buzz here on Mirrigold’s Musings by offering readers this little sexy sneak peek inside the pages of this fabulous paranormal suspense romance which will keep you firmly on the edge of your seat

My own review of this excellent follow up to The Community #1 Insight, can be found here.

“He half-expected to be shoved away and for a fist to crash into his face right before the taste of iron bloomed in his mouth, but it didn’t happen. The hands gripping him closed down harder, grinding bone and muscle, but that was the only way Six reacted. He was frozen as Holden stroked his tongue gently and coaxed it into a response before sucking it entirely into his mouth.

A groan muffled against him, low and quickly aborted, but Holden heard it. And he felt the way Six leaned into him. It was barely a response, but it encouraged Holden to pin Six against the door and dive into a hungry kiss. Slicking tongues, frantically moving lips, and a full body press that made it quite clear that Six was into this. His dick was fully rocked up in a way that could not be explained by anything other than arousal for Holden.

It was right about the time triumph usually exploded in Holden’s chest with invisible banners and balloons celebrating a conquest, but this time he felt apprehension. He didn’t want to end this kiss. He wanted Six to keep exploring the inside of his mouth with a delightfully frantic lack of finesse, and he wanted a genuine fucking smile once they were done. But that wasn’t in the cards. That wasn’t what this was about.”

Author Bio:

SH imageSantino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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So so good, I love this world building

In the Ruins (Metahuman Files #2)In the Ruins by Hailey Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For her follow up to the staggeringly good In the Wreckage, Hailey has crafted yet another brilliant mission led espionage thriller with a side order of romance.

The world building in these books is exemplary, set a few centuries into the future where metahumans are a real force to be reckoned with and there are many shady organisations desperately fighting for power in the secret behind the scenes murky underworld.

This is like X-Men meets Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with a side order of The A Team only without a sense that anything has been cribbed or borrowed.

The series feels unique and fresh, the characters are fully developed with personalities to match and, in Jamie and Kyle, Hailey has created a red hot alpha pairing who continue to push at the boundaries of what’s allowed within this military world.

Their love is powerful and their connection anchors the narrative of all the other plots built on top. I can’t wait now to find out more and also see just what’s going on with Kyle’s adoptive brother Alexei and a certain ex CIA agent.

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