A – Z | Xavier: Gay Vampire Romance

Xavier by J.S. Morbius and J.D. Morgan

I like reading challenges. One of the reasons I’ve done the shelfaton in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads a few times is because it gets me reading books I never would’ve read otherwise. I, for example, never browse for BDSM books, but by doing challenges I’ve read some I really like. That’s not always the case, though. The downside of reading challenges… I needed an X, and if I hadn’t needed an X, I would’ve quit this book a couple of pages in.

Harsh, yes, and normally I never would’ve written a blog post about it. Trashing books isn’t my thing. I believe there are readers for every book. A book I dislike, you might love and the other way around – that’s the beauty of books, is it not?

So what about Xavier? Yeah, I have this thing that drives me insane, and that is when the characters speak and throw in the name of the person they’re talking to…in every damn sentence. Now, I know this a pet peeve of mine, and some might not even notice it, but five pages in and I was ready to throw my phone through the window. I took a breather for a couple of days, before diving into the books again.

But never mind that. The story, I missed the point. I don’t mind skirting the edge of consent as long as we’re clear that’s what we’re doing. Stealing someone’s will, keeping them captive, and turning them into a vampire against their will is not a budding romance in my mind. And then it’s followed by love declarations. I mean, like, really? I would’ve staked the bastard, had it been me.

So up until 70% of the books, I was waiting for the ‘real’ love interested to show up. Turns out the MC and I weren’t on the same page LOL.

That’s enough of me being bitch, sorry. I got an X for my A-Z Title Challenge, so that’s great. And I didn’t mean to put you off the book. If you like vampires and a dark edge to your romance, then this might be perfect for you!

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Xavier: Gay Vampire RomanceIsaac instantly becomes intrigued with a handsome man he notices across the room at the club. Turns out, this man has certainly noticed Isaac, and has been watching him the entire night. Too bad he’s disappeared before Isaac could make a move.

For the next few weeks the man seems show up everywhere Isaac is, constantly watching him. The more he sees the mysterious stranger, the deeper his interest becomes. Oddly, every time Isaac makes a move toward the mystifying stranger, he disappears from view, almost as if he were a ghost.

Xavier Kane has been searching for centuries for someone just like Isaac. Someone he could spend his life with, share his dreams with, and eventually, continue the bloodline. He sets off a little game of cat and mouse, designed to tempt Isaac into getting to know him. Xavier Kane isn’t an ordinary man, though, and he hides a big secret until the very end.

Will his deception be the end of Isaac and Xavier’s budding love, or will Isaac give in to the promises made for love eternal.

What does the future hold for Isaac and Xavier?


A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D

E

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K

L – Landslide

M

N

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W – Words

X – Xavier

Y

Z

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorter by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.

 

Isolation Giveaway | Nine Stones

We’re living in a scary time right now, and to help take your mind off things, several authors are offering books for free or at a discount. The authors over at JMS-Books are as well.

For this week, 51 books are 100% discounted. So have a look around. I plan of grabbing a couple myself, actually.

My contribution is Nine Stones, a paranormal romance with a cat shifter and his neighbour.

Felix Lane brought the coffee cup to his lips while staring at the empty birdcage in his kitchen. He should get rid of it but doing so would mean erasing Sunny and Sunny had been his only companion for more than seven years. Sighing, he looked out of the window only to quickly turn away.

Across the street, Kirk Shoo was standing by his mailbox staring right at the window as if he could see Felix through the glass. Perhaps he could. Sometimes Felix suspected Kirk could read his mind or had placed a tracker in Felix’s car or something. No matter where he went, Kirk would show up.

Sometimes he believed he was crazy, that his subconscious turned every tall, dark-haired guy into Kirk, but every so often the real Kirk would walk up to him and try to strike up a conversation.

Heat climbed Felix’s face, and he moved farther away from the window while waiting for Kirk to go back inside. A minute went by. Felix didn’t have time to wait him out, he couldn’t be late to work. Pouring the coffee into a to-go cup, he prepared to make a run for the garage. He glanced out the window again. How long did it take to fetch the paper?

His avoidance of Kirk may or may not have gone a bit overboard. Felix couldn’t explain it—it was the way Kirk looked at him. Most often he wore sunglasses, but when he didn’t, his eyes were so intense, almost yellow when the light fell a certain way, and Felix always broke out in sweat—not to mention the way he stuttered as he tried to come up with an excuse to run and hide behind the nearest door.

It was the way he towered over Felix, how he stepped into his personal space every chance he got as if Felix was a magnet and he couldn’t resist the pull. It was the way he smelled. Felix wanted to bury his nose in his neck and inhale, and he couldn’t say what the scent was, no cologne smelled like Kirk did.

But, most of all, it was because of the coffee incident.

Felix had been late for work and had yet to learn Kirk’s newspaper-fetching routine. He’d grabbed his bike from the garage, a to-go cup in hand, and he’d been pedaling for all he was worth straight into Kirk.

There had been coffee everywhere.

How he could’ve failed to see him was a mystery, it was as if he’d appeared out of thin air.

You’ll find Nine Stones here and all free books here.


ninestonesThe only thing worse than having a hot neighbor you’re too intimidated to talk to is accidentally hitting his cat with your car.

Felix Lane was perfectly content to spend the rest of his days with Sunny, his canary life companion, in their quiet little corner of the suburbs. But then Kirk Shoo with his unusual eyes moved in across the street, and Felix’s carefully constructed life is starting to unravel.

When your every bad-boy fantasy lingers at the mailbox, stands too close and smells too damn good, what’s an under-appreciated administrative assistant to do? Besides sneak out the backdoor to go to work? But when Kirk’s cat runs out in front of Felix on his way home, he has no choice but to face the music and his dream man. Unless …

What starts as a tragic accident turns into something far more bizarre. And when Felix’s backyard begins to look like a pet cemetery, he has no choice but to come clean. That is, if he can manage to find his sexy neighbor at all.

A – Z | Landslide

This was just what I needed! I got Landslide by Mary Calmes from a giveaway not too long ago. Every now and then I need me a Calmes fix, so I was snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of wine, and got ready to be swept away. Yes, you know what you get when reading Mary Calmes, but isn’t that sort of the point?

But, while this is typical Calmes with the big, strong, alpha male with a need to protect the man he loves, the other man in this story isn’t a copy of Jory from A Matter of Time. Frank is overweight and struggling with it, and people aren’t falling to their knees to worship him. No, he’s just a normal guy… well, almost. He’s a courier for the paranormal, friends with a werewolf, and in love with a demon, so not so normal.

I love the opening scene. Frank has been hurt and is bleeding, a lot. Cael, the demon who loves him, is standing on the other side of the front door trying to talk Frank into letting him in – he doesn’t.

Demons, can’t say I’ve ever been a fan. I’ve read a few M/F books (Lords of the Underworld, Demonica, some Jeaniene Frost books with demons), but I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and searched for a demon book the way I do with vampires, werewolves, magic users or whatever else I might fancy reading. I liked Cael, though. Always fun when a superior guy who can have everything he wants get frustrated.

This is a rather short story, and you can get it through Prolific Works, at least you could last time I checked.


LandslideFor three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she’s sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.


A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D

E

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K

L – Landslide

M

N

O

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W – Words

X

Y

Z