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Review: The Angel of 13th Street (The Angel of 13th Street #1) by Eden Winters

The Angel of 13th StreetThe Angel of 13th Street by Eden Winters

Released March 5, 2016

Published by Rocky Ridge Books

Sales link: Amazon

Blurb:

Noah Everett shed his rent boy existence for a bar and helping young men get a second chance at life. Haunted by those he couldn’t save, he keeps others at bay until his self-imposed loneliness is shattered by ambitious but homeless Jeremy Kincaid.

Aged out of the foster system, Jeremy’s the perfect target for a ruthless pimp like Willie Carnell. He wants no part of any future that includes working for Willie, but without a strong ally, he may not have a choice.

Noah knows exactly what Willie’s capable of, and if he’ll fight for strangers, he’ll fight harder for Jeremy.

Even if it takes confronting his own past.

Rainbow Award Nominee for M/M Contemporary Romance – Honorable Mention (2010)

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Our thoughts:

Noah has escaped a life of homelessness and prostitution to stay alive. Without the help of Billy, he probably wouldn’t have made it for long. Billy was his soul mate, his love. Billy was the reason Noah was led into that lifestyle and also the reason he left it as fast as he could.

Now over a decade later, those memories are haunting him again. A kid, Jeremy, has shown up with the same look as Billy. It triggers many memories from the past for Noah. Jeremy is homeless, trying to attend school, and keep his grades up. He wants to graduate and win a business scholarship. School is everything for him. Being homeless, he’s easy prey for the likes of the local pimp, Willie. Willie’s thugs aren’t leaving Jeremy alone. That’s how Jeremy and Noah cross paths. Now, Noah is determined to help save Jeremy. To get Willie off Jeremy’s back so he can do great things with his smart business sense.

In order for Jeremy to be free of Willie and his thugs, Noah must confront his past and sell a piece of his soul for Jeremy’s freedom and safety.

It’s pretty sad to see what lengths Willie forces Noah to endure for Jeremy’s freedom. I think Noah has always held a torch for his long-lost Billy. Maybe in the far reaches of his mind, he thought Willie might come around and be the Billy that Noah always loved. Billy never returned that love, no matter how much Noah yearned for it.

The Angel of 13th Street is pretty complex. It brings to light the underbelly of homeless youth and their dive into prostitution. Noah got out and is trying to help others, but he will always be up against those willing to sacrifice everything to keep their supply of men for their business- at all costs. Just because Noah and Billy have a history doesn’t mean that Billy, now Willie, will leave him alone.

This novel is also about Noah’s strength to overcome. Even a decade later, he’s still being challenged and threatened. He’s also never been able to let his one true love go. When Jeremy arrives, there’s an attraction and lust for the guy. He pushed Jeremy away because of age, but it’s also because he’s still is not over Billy.

There are romantic undertones, but this is really a story of survival from a harsh world. Overcoming loss of a loved one and doing the right thing. The fact Jeremy and Noah might be able to find what they need with each other is just a little bonus to the real heart of this story, saving those who need saving. Noah is an angel to those boys on the street in need of help.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

A Bear Walks Into A Bar by Eden Winters

A Bear Walks Into A Bar

A Bear Walks Into A Bar by Eden Winters

Release Date: January 16, 2016

Pages or Words: 63,000 words

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Cover Artist: Jacqueline Sweet

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Consensual Non-Monogamy/Promiscuity

Blurb:

It takes one strong alpha with a tight grip to keep a mountain full of shifters under control. Sawyer Ballantine’s contending with an uppity wolf leader and a herd of shifter elk bound and determined to take over. He might be the lone bear on the mountain, but he’s not going to allow another four shifters to just move in, especially not when they whiff of power. They’ll either be his in all ways, or they’ll be gone.

Dillon, Jerry, Kevin, and Brad have no one but each other since their shifter groups kicked them out. The young bear, wolves, and fox make a merry ménage, pooling their meager shifter skills and serving beer. They’ve stumbled into more than they understand, caught in the dispute between the Urso of Ballantine Mountain and the elk. But winter’s setting in, and they don’t know how to keep Dillon safe for hibernation.

And then a bear walks into their bar.

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Our Thoughts:

A Bear Walks Into A Bar is legit erotica paranormal. Sawyer is the Urso, bear shifter, in charge of all shifters on his mountain. He overcame his sulks attackers and persevered. Making most pay for the atrocities against his family and others remain under his control, he’s trying to keep the peace. What’s mostly happening is he’s barely managing to keep the peace and the stress is really weighing on him.

Word of some foreign shifters on his mountain puts Sawyer on the defensive. He never expects to find four strong shifters that could help change his mountain for the better. He also finds Dillon, a bear shifter! Someone he can spend hibernation with. Someone to teach to be his alpha and possibly have as his heart mate.

The premise of the book is great. Unfortunately, it’s over shadowed by so much sex. Usually the erotica I read is just the right amount of sex and plot. For A Bear Walks Into A Bar, I felt the sex was just too much. Everyone is doing everyone. Sex is for fun, domination, trust, position, recreation, energy… you name it, sex is used for it. I just grew tired of it to the point of wanting to skip past it. I wanted answers on what would happen between the fox and wolf shifter that had grown to love each other. Would they be separated or be allowed to stay together? I’m sure they could be together but not sure after 200 pages if they’ll actually live together!

Changes were made with the shifters not being separate but how they were going to live was still unclear. If you like a variety of shifters, all of them having sex with each other over and over again. This is the book for you. If you need more, walk away from this one.

 

COVER REVEAL: A Matter of When by Eden Winters

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Cover artist: Reese Dante

Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.

Sebastian Unger’s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they’ve built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds…and shields them from malice.

A Matter of When will be available in ebook or paperback on September 15, 2014 from Dreamspinner Press. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Captivated young by story-telling, Eden Winters’ earliest memories include spinning tales for the family’s pets. Her dreams of writing professionally took a sojourn into non-fiction, with a twelve-year stint in technical documentation.

She began reading GLBT novels as a way to better understand the issues faced by a dear friend and fell in love with the M/M romance genre. During a discussion of a favorite book, a fellow aficionado said, “We could do this, you know.” Good-bye gears, motors, and other authors’ characters; hello plots and sex scenes.  So far that’s produced such award winning novels as The Wish, Settling the Score, The Angel of Thirteenth Street, Duet, Naked Tails, and Diversion.

Somewhat of a nomad, Eden has visited seven countries so far. She currently calls the southern US home, and many of her stories take place in the rural South. Having successfully raised two children, she now balances the day job with hiking, rafting, spoiling her grandchildren, and stalking the wily falafel or elusive tofu pad Thai at her favorite restaurants. Her musical tastes run from Ambient to Zydeco, and she’s a firm believer that life is better with fur kids and Harley Davidsons.

Be sure to look for Eden’s soon-to-be-published works: A Matter of When and Manipulation.

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