Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: Six Ways From Sunday by Mercy Celeste

Title: Six Ways from Sunday
Author: Mercy Celeste
Publisher: Beg For Mercy Press
Rating: 5/5 Hearts


Six Ways from Sunday
Take one NFL tight end, and one Marine, add one week and watch the sparks fly.

Bowen Murphy craved two things, football and Dylan. After high school he had football but he lost Dylan.

Dylan Sunday walked a different path, one laid down before him by his father and his grandfather. Losing Bo one day after discovering they shared more than football wasn't part of the bargain.

Six years of missed connections and finally Dylan is able to come home to the man he left behind. The spectacle of the biggest game in the NFL is only the beginning of one sizzling week. After that time and fate would decide if Bo and Dylan would walk the same path, or if one of them would make the ultimate sacrifice.


I have long been a Mercy Celeste fan. I figure that I'll start off with that because she is a phenomenal author in my opinion.  There isn't anything she has out that I didn't enjoy, and Six Ways was no different, except it was. I have a soft spot in my heart for military stories, which is no secret. I also love sports stories, american football in particular. A lot of authors can't quite get them right. Mercy did.

Bowen and Dylan are best friends, and at the end of high school Bo prepares to go to college and play football. He discovers by accident that Dylan enlisted in the Marines. Angry and hurt and scared, Bo takes a chance and kisses Dylan. He never dreamed his best friend would return those hidden feelings. They have one perfect night before life changes forever.

Six years later, they have a week to make up for lost time and begin the countdown to when they can be together forever.

Sweet story right? And then Mercy throws us for a loop. Prepare your tissue boxes because it SHOULD make you cry.. and that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Mercy's characters always seem so real, and I always get attached. This was a book that I was sad to see end. I wasn't quite ready to let go of Dylan and Bowen. So if you want a great read with awesome characters, with a bittersweet twist along the way, you should pick up this book.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review: A Silence Kept (A Ghost Story) by Theo Fenraven

Title: A Silence Kept (A Ghost Story) 
Author: Theo Fenraven
Publisher: Voodoo Lily Press
Rating: 4/5 Hearts


Manhattan-based Mikal Gray rents a summer getaway and discovers there's already someone in residence: a very persistent ghost. His friend, Alice, sends help in the form of a sexy ghost hunter named Seth. Together, they unravel the mystery behind the haunting and discover the heart always searches for what it needs...and often finds it.


Theo Fenraven brings us a very short story that packs a punch. Mikal is broken hearted and decides to rent a country home that is reputedly haunted. He doesn't care and takes the rental regardless. After finding that the rumours are true Mikal calls in a ghost hunter to rid him of his persistent guest. In their quest to help the ghost, the also discover feelings for each other.

All in all, I loved this story. It was very moving and it kept me glued to the page. My complaint is, as always, with Mr. Fenraven, that it simply wasn't long enough. More, More, More! Honestly though, this is one of my favorite Fenraven stories.

So if you like m/m with a ghost thrown in, this story is for you.

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