Fantasy Review: Charmed and Dangerous anthology, edited by Jordan C Price

Charmed and DangerousCharmed and Dangerous Anthology, edited by Jordan C Price; featuring stories by: Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum; Ginn Hale – Swift and the Black Dog; KJ Charles – A Queer Trade; Nicole Kimberling – Magically Delicious; Jordan Castillo Price – Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns; Jordan L. Hawk – The Thirteenth Hex; Charlie Cochet – The Soldati Prince; Lou Harper – One Hex Too Many; Andrea Speed – Josh of the Damned vs. the Bathroom of Doom; Astrid Amara – The Trouble With Hexes

Published by: JCP Books LLC

Genre: Queer Fantasy Anthology

Reviewed by: Judith, Santino, and Anna

It’s a week of some BIG firsts here on Binge on Books. First we had Santino Hassell chatting up Jordan C Price in a frank author-to-author Q&A to celebrate the release of the highly lauded magical anthology, Charmed and Dangerous. And now, we have our first ever group review: it’s me, Santino Hassell (who just can’t seem to leave Jordan C Price alone), and a new guest contributor, Anna Hullum.

We’re going to do this review as a set of question and answer prompts to really see what three different reviewers thought of such a unique and diverse anthology. So let’s have at it!

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Charmed & Dangerous Anthology Release Day: Santino Hassell interviews Jordan C Price

Hello all you lucky readers! Today there’s two MAJOR reasons to be excited here on Binge on Books:

1. Charmed and Dangerous, the hotly anticipated, new urban fantasy anthology we mentioned a few weeks ago is finally HERE! Woot woot! It is edited by Jordan C Price and features work from the current masters of the genre: Jordan C Price, Ginn Hale, Rhys Ford, KJ Charles, Nicole Kimberling, Jordan L Hawk, Charlie Cochet, Lou Harper, Andrea Speed, and Astrid Amara. Anything this full of amazing writing is sure to blow your mind (and believe me, it will. We’ve read it and it is, in a word, oustanding).

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2. Santino Hassell is here today with a treat for you and me. What’s that? Oh right, he’s chatting up the queen of urban fantasy herself, Jordan C PriceIt’s two big voices in M/M discussing the Charmed and Dangerous anthology, personal favorites in books, characters, authors, upcoming projects, and so much more in a frank Q&A. So without further ado, let’s get to it.

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New Adult Review: Level Hands by Amy Jo Cousins

Level HandsLevel Hands (Bend or Break #4) by Amy Jo Cousins

Published by: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Format: Kindle ARC

Reviewed by: Judith

Rating: a sexy addition to the Bend or Break series with a diverse cast of characters, some seriously scorching scenes, and the inclusion of a sport that NEVER EVER gets attention (even though it should because rowers are the most intense, the hottest, the best, the–just trust me when I say they’re the embodiment of so many other superlatives you can’t even imagine it.)

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Quickie Review: The Real Life Build by Kris Ripper

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Genre: Contemporary M/M

Format: Kindle ARC

Why you need this book: I don’t know how Ripper manages to churn out consistently solid writing laden with the minutiae of daily life, nuanced characters, and some seriously scorching scenes but…The Real Life Build is a GREAT example of what Ripper does best. It’s great writing, oddball MCs, and HOT HOT HOT sex. Enough said.

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Quickie Review: Full Exposure by Amy Jo Cousins

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Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Format: Kindle

In a nutshell: superlative writing, hotter than sin main characters: a tattooed Korean good boy and a bisexual rocker (swoon! my favorite), and a fast-paced, high octane plot that will leave you wishing this was way longer than 78 pages.

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Historical Romance Review: A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles

A Fashionable IndulgenceA Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles

Published by: Loveswept

Format: Kindle ARC

Genre: Historical M/M Romance

Reviewed by: Liz

Rating: Enticing, delicious, thought-provoking, glorious!

Fun trip to the Department of Backstory: I came into reading romance very recently through a desire to read historical LGBTQ romance. Essentially, what I was yearning for was a Regency of the swoony Jane Austen variety, only gay. I found quite a few amazing and satisfying reads, but this book in particular is what my Regency-loving heart has been yearning for and this book is what it so gratefully received!

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NA Review: Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

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Published by: Rennie Road Books (July 28, 2015)

Format: Kindle ebook

Genre: NA M/M

Reviewed by: Judith

Rating: YES! BUY THIS NOW!

Holy…what did I just read? No, really: WHAT DID I JUST READ?! It’s been a very very long time since a book has wowed me from the get go but this? Page one and I was hooked. Stop whatever it is you’re reading and scoop up Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy cause it’s everything you want in a sexy as sin NA book: hockey players going from best friends to lovers? Check. College kids struggling with sports, family, and sexual identity? Check. Scenes so mind-blowingly HOT that you’ll be fanning yourself and flipping the pages so fast you might break your e-reader? Check check check!

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Exclusive Deleted Scene: Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

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Hello all you lucky Sutphin Boulevard lovers: I have the BEST stop on Santino Hassell’s blog tour because I get to share an exclusive scene from the book. Only this scene? It was deleted cause it was too sexy. I’m serious. From Santino’s mouth to your ears, there was too much sex and this scene was the casualty. Good thing I convinced him to share it with the world cause HOLY–

…well, you be the judge?

(and just as a precaution, this is totally an 18+ scene so, you’ve been warned!)

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Romance review: In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

In-the-Middle-of-Somewhere-cover-Roan-ParrishIn the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

Published by: Dreamspinner Press

Format: Kindle ARC

Genre: M/M Romance

Reviewed by: Judith

Rating: Hands down one of the best romances I’ve read. EVER.

Roan Parrish has a gift. She can take seemingly mundane situations and turn them into something achingly nuanced and compelling. This book is nothing short of breathtaking. It truly is everything you want in a romance: it’s sexy, it’s intimate, the characters genuinely like each other and spend a great deal of their time on the page together talking and learning each other; it reads as 100% natural and nothing about it or their relationship is forced. Not one thing. Get it, devour it, adore it. Then come find me and let’s discuss it cause I just can’t stop talking about this one to anyone who will listen.

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Romance review: Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

Sutphin BoulevardSutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

Published by: Dreamspinner Press

Format: Kindle ARC

Genre: M/M Romance

Reviewed by: Judith

Rating: Get it, drool over it, love it.  One of my top reads of 2015.

 

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