Hawke (Men of Syn Duet) by Anise Storm – Review by Ashley Dover

Hawke (Men of Syn, #1)Hawke by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nathaniel “Hawke” Hawkins prepares to open his BDSM nightclub, Syn, soon in Denver, Colorado. He hires Platinum Dreams to plan his opening night on Valentine’s Day. Much to his surprise and that of the event planner, Charlotte Maxwell, the two have met before.

A year before, Charlotte had gone to The Box in Washington, DC. She was to be a submissive, but the Dominant left her before the scene ever got started. After meeting Hawke, she realizes that he was the Dom that left her.

For Hawke, Charlotte has been in his thoughts since he first saw her. He’s not thinking like himself. His tortured past bears a lot of skeletons which even with therapy he still deals with most days. He’s not sure how to get out of this funk.

Charlotte and Hawke must reconcile their relationship, whatever it is meant to be. Can they accomplish this before an unseen adversary takes a possible future away?

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Hawke (Men of Syn Duet) by Anise Storm – Review by M Policicchio

Hawke (Men of Syn, #1)Hawke by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hawke (Men of Syn Duet) by Anise Storm

4 out 5 stars

Charlotte Maxwell was well known in the Denver social scene, partially because of who her parents were and partially because she had been making a name for herself as an event planner. Charlotte’s latest client is hauntingly familiar, but unknown.

Nathaniel “Hawke” Hawkins is opening a new exclusive club in Denver. He randomly picks Charlotte’s company off a list that a friend had given him, but when he realizes who she is, he wishes he had picked differently. The connection is undeniable. Hawke is unwilling to allow Charlotte in his life because he doesn’t believe she will be able to handle his demons. Charlotte has lived a life of privilege and beauty. Hawke’s life has been anything but.

Charlotte’s attraction to Hawke puts her directly into the view of the latest deviant stalking women in Denver. Can Hawke save Charlotte before she becomes the latest victim? Will she save him from his demons in the process?

Anise Storm collides Hawke’s tortured soul with Charlotte’s love. The push and pull between these two characters builds until it seems they might be torn apart forever by something they never expected. I would have enjoyed more background on the stalker and think that this character could have been developed more. The stalker’s identity kept me guessing until the reveal. Looking forward to Caine!

Trigger warning: This story contains depictions of child abuse and BDSM scenes. May not be suitable for all audiences.

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Hawke (Men of Syn Duet) by Anise Storm – Review by Angela Packard

Hawke (Men of Syn, #1)Hawke by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Charlotte is an event planner. Hawke is opening a new club and wants the grand opening party to be spectacular. Little did they know, they had already met. He humiliated her and walked out of a scene in a BDSM club one year earlier. She had gotten under his skin then and continues to do so now.
The heat between Charlotte and Hawke is intense. Charlotte’s best friend encourages her to go after what she wants. Even though Hawke seems to be able to turn her down and walk away. Can Charlotte break through his all defenses to be the light in his life? I enjoyed the emotional journey of this story, it reminds me that our lives aren’t always fantastic, but there is hope.

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Master Tuscano (Masters of the Consulate Book 2) by Sylvia Black
Genre – Werewolf & Shifter Thrillers, Vampire Thrillers, Witch & Wizard Thrillers
Cover Designer – Cassandra Fear @ C&A Designs
Synopsis –
Christian Tuscano wants revenge. As one of the Masters of the Consulate, it is his right to seek justice for Delilah. Unfortunately, the syndicate leaves her dead at his feet, and he has no choice but to bring her into the powerful underworld she has always shunned.
It turns their lives upside down.
Because when Delilah finds herself in a world she never wanted, their love is put to the ultimate test. With her newfound powers, and after what she’s about to do, they’ll never permit Tuscano, a member of their precious Consulate, to be with the likes of her.
As if Christian needs permission.
The Master vampire must stop the rogue shifters who have been sent to ensure their deal with the syndicate fails.
But will Delilah be able to convince everyone, including Tuscano, of her loyalty and that she belongs by Christian’s side?
Not an easy task with a coven of witches who have given her refuge, and have a long-standing vendetta, seemingly against them all.

Hawke (Men of Syn Duet) by Anise Storm – Review by Deb Robinson

Hawke (Men of Syn, #1)Hawke by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will begin with saying I loved this book. Read it in one day and could not put it down. This is the first book I have read by author Anise Storm. I will be looking for more with no doubt. This book had me feeling all kinds of things. I was thrilled, conflicted, heartbroken, angry, frustrated, and optimistic.
The connection between Charlotte and Hawke was one of ice and passion. They had an undeniable connection. She is a submissive and Hawke a dominant. She has a great stubborn attitude which I loved. She is a submissive but still is so strong and speaks her mind before thinking it out most of the time. This gets her into some interesting situations. Hawke is a troubled and haunted man so has been through more than any human ever should.
Hawke hires her to plan the opening masquerade ball at his new business Syn, a BDSM club. Spark and fire will fly. I say again I loved this book and will be looking for book 2.

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The Myder Bird Tattoo by Julia Colbourn – Review by Jasmin Marie

The Myder Bird TattooThe Myder Bird Tattoo by Julia Colbourn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Just wow! I seriously could not put this book down– I would fall asleep reading it and wake up in the middle of the night just to read some more. I am just amazed by the level of thinking that went into dreaming up this fantasy world. In The Myder Bird Tattoo, Julia Colbourn creates a uniquely beautiful world with interesting and complex characters. I’m just so excited to read more— that is, I’m HOPING, and maybe even begging, for this to become a series. If I could give the book an extra star, I would. Unlike other fantasy novels, The Myder Bird Tattoo was way more than its fantasy components— the inter-racial tensions in the story mirror ones in our world today and may even teach some about the importance of acceptance.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Erica Shoebridge

Drifting, Falling -- Diary of a Call Girl SuicideDrifting, Falling — Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Drifting, Falling is smart, dark, and infinitely unforgettable. Our troubled narrator Ripley is highly intelligent and witty as she unravels her traumatic past and waxes poetical about the men in her life, and her current objective: the best suicide possible. She navigates her daytime life as university student, nighttime job as a very high-priced call girl, and still has time to play games with her therapist. She is sociopathic and cutting, but also hilarious and full of facts as she regales us with tales in her journal. I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did – there is something very compelling about her story and the way she tells it. Her story will surprise you as she lets it out, piece by piece. Very well done and I will definitely seek out more books by this authour.

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Hawke (Men of Syn Duet) by Anise Storm
Genre – BDSM, Dark Romance, Erotica
Page Count – 256 pages
Arrogant. Sexy. Eerily Familiar – All were true when it came to Charlotte Maxwell’s newest client in need of a party planner. She experienced deja vu the moment she met the sexy club owner, and soon realized that he was the faceless Dominant responsible for the most mortifying night of her life just one year earlier.
Beautiful. Innocent. Submissive – Nathaniel ‘Hawke’ Hawkins knew the gorgeous blonde was off limits to him the moment he realized their connection. He’d allowed her to get under his skin once, but he was determined to hold her at arm’s length this time. Of course, that was much easier said than done once passion erupts between them at the masquerade party.
Addictive. Obsessive. Dangerous – While Hawke remains haunted by skeletons from his own past, Charlotte is determined to show him there is something between them. In denial about his growing attraction for her, someone much more sinister develops his own deadly obsession with Charlotte. Will Hawke be able to conquer his own demons before his potential future is taken away from him?


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Anise Storm is an author of Contemporary and Dark Romance. A Southern transplant, Anise is married with children. She has a love of football, shoes, and tall, dark heroes. When not spending time with family or traveling, she can be found either curled up with a good book or writing.