Title: Mistletoe and Wine
Author: A.J. Llewellyn
Length: novel, 114 pgs
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars -– A Good Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
Get Your Greek On
Pro musician turned small town recluse Sean Kallis can't hide on the farm any longer. After the loss of his mother, his loneliness has nowhere to dwell but on the memory of the man who broke his heart, world-renowned bouzouki artist Loukas Stathis. It's been a year since Sean left Greece and Loukas far behind, but the offer of a holiday gig back in Loukas's hometown in Corfu is too good to resist. Surely he won't bump into his former lover on an island that size....or will he?
Sean and Loukas are good together. The emotions they feel for one another are strong yet heartbreaking. The premise of the book is as quirky as the Greek Christmas band Sean is asked to join; how many stories feature a clarinet player and a bouzouki player all in one? Sean's fond memories of and new experiences in Greece are vividly depicted. You can practically smell the lemon and oregano as you read through the pages--a sensual delight. You may break a plate or two while being edified in Greek Christmas traditions!
While the romance is heartwarming, keep your wits about you; you may trip over some odd word choices, typos and timelines like exposed tree roots. One character's name is spelled three different ways! And as a clarinet player I just have to say for the record: Soprano clarinet (very common) is pictured on cover. Alto clarinet (very uncommon) is specified inside the book. The two are completely different and believe me, alto clarinetists don't get many calls!
But hey, music, food, Christmas and love. I say "OPA!!"
The Pirate Fairy…yup, it’s as unique as the cover. Denny is cursed with wings and as intimidating as he is as a pirate, the wings don’t help. He misses his prince lover and the crew eventually sells him to a slave ship.
This is a swashbuckler read full of sexy men and great magic. I really enjoyed the plot and the characters, Denny, in particular, is fantastic. The world building in this book is well done. I could smell the sea air and hear the flutter of wings. *Giggles* The sex in this book is very hot. I think some sections are a bit slow moving but overall a wonderful tale that any bearded pirate would be happy to read.
M/M, Science Fiction - Novel
TBR reviewer: B.H.
Space has no fury like an intergalactic sex fiend given free reign. From the twisted, seductive mind of director John Bruno comes DEEP PROBE, penned by best-selling authors A.J. Llewellyn and D. J. Manly.
DEEP PROBE, a hot M/M science-fiction tale set on a planet far, far away features six astronauts on a rescue mission to a distress signal. They find no signs of unusual life. One of the crew. however, pockets a mysterious green rod. He soon finds it has a mind and sexual tastes all of its own…
After reading and loving AJ Llewellyn’s novel Back to Black, I went through his titles. Deep Probe instantly caught my attention. Astronauts stuck in space with a rod that has a mind and desires of its own. *Grins wickedly* Yes, I just settled back in a comfy chair in front of the fireplace and immersed myself into this unique tale. The beginning, I’m just going to call it...a sex bag was introduced, very cool concept.
After that, it went all downhill...nude.
I’ve never said this about an erotic before but TOO MUCH SEX! Yes, those scenes are well written and scorching hot but where’s the story? This is only 89 pages and if you were to take out the sex scenes, it would probably be 6 or 7 pages. That is a ridiculous amount of naked men. (And I love me some hot nude guys.) The plot was so unique and had such possibility but it was drowned out by the sex.