A MelanieM Review: Frozen Heart (Love Lessons #1.5) by Heidi Cullinan


Rating:: 4.5 stars out of 5

Frozen HeartProposals don’t come with instructions.

Walter Lucas knows his boyfriend has been looking forward to the newest Walt Disney movie, Frozen, but he isn’t prepared for the reality that is the front row seat of Kelly Davidson’s cartoon obsession. However, there’s more going on in November than just the movie—something is brewing which Walter has been waiting quite some time to do. When Walter set up his elaborate Thanksgiving marriage proposal, it seemed like such a good idea, but as the holiday, the movie premiere and the question Walter never dreamt he’d be asking anyone converge…let’s just say even Alan Menken couldn’t sing and dance his way out of Walter’s tangle.

Warning: This short contains spoilers for Disney’s Frozen, obsessive pre-movie panic, and suggestions of cartoon role-play.

I realized earlier when reviewing Short Stay (Baz and Elijah) I had missed this short story in the Love Lessons series.  I quickly went back to get it and see what couple I had missed and what part of their lives I had not gotten a glimpse into.

Well, Frozen Heart takes us into Walter and Kelly’s proposal and Kelly’s introduction to the Walt Disney’s movie Frozen (cue everyone singing “Let It Go”).  Its Walter’s pre-proposal jitters,  its Kelly’s pre Frozen release high anticipation, Thanksgiving, relatives…so much rolled into a small frame and it works so beautifully.

This is a short story but its everything you would hope it would be considering those elements.  Its sweet, its romantic, its sexy.  And if you love Walter and Kelly from Love Lessons, its absolutely wonderful in the way it makes Walter look at Kelly and fall even more deeply in love with him than ever before.  Sigh.  All to the tunes from Frozen.

I highly recommend this short story, along with the rest of the series.  Pick them up and get started with your introduction to this wonderful group of memorable characters today.

Book cover is perfect, taking frozen lessons.

Sales:  This is a free story and can be  found here at Heidi Cullinan’s Website

Book Details:

Free Online Read, 19 pages
Published December 24th 2013
Original TitleFrozen Heart
Edition LanguageEnglish
URL http://www.heidicullinan.com/Frozen-Heart
SeriesLove Lessons #1.5

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An Ali Review: Dreamers’ Destiny by Tempeste O’Reilly


Rating:  5 stars out of 5   

Dreamers' DestinyLiam Grady is the owner of the Feathered Quill, a quirky little bookstore in Asheville, and—though he doesn’t realize it yet—a dream walker. His last relationship failed almost a year ago, and he’s not had the interest or nerve to pursue anyone he’s met since.

Cameron Danu is a tattoo artist from rural Georgia. Cameron is left without a job after his boss, José, is forced to close the shop after a heart attack. When Cameron learns José has set up an interview for him at a small tattoo parlor in Asheville, he hopes for a fresh start in a new town.

Fate brings Cameron and Liam together, and they realize they’ve met before—in their dreams. A chance encounter and a winged tattoo might lead them to their destiny—if fear doesn’t turn their dreams into a nightmare

This is another wonderful story by Tempeste O’Riley.  I have enjoyed her contemporary romances and was excited to read a paranormal by this author.

Liam and Cameron have been meeting in their dreams for years and when they actually see and meet each other in the real world it throws everything into a tailspin.  When Liam learns that he is a dream walker and dream weaver he begins to learn about his gift while getting to know Cameron in the real world.  When someone begins to attack them in their dreams they have to work together to get to the other side unharmed.

This was an emotional story and it was nice being able to feel both Liam’s and Cameron’s feelings on what was going on.  The different points of view were helpful in understanding the characters.  They both had to struggle with keeping their dream world and the real world separate from the other and when the dream world begins to invade into the real world they work together with the help of friends to get everything back on track.

This was a great story and I loved how their relationship came together.  Everything wasn’t perfect for either of them and they each had to learn how to be there for the other.  Their sex scenes in their dreams were hot, but once they actually knew each other they got even better.  The story had a great conclusion with them looking towards the future after they conquered the man from their dreams.

Cover art by Reese Dante is wonderful and depicts one of the main tattoos in the story.  Plus, a man with tattoos is always great to look at.

Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | ARe

Book Details:

ebook, 200 pages

Published: May 13, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 9781634772136

Edition Language: English

In the Spotlight: His Boy by Bink Cummings (excerpt and giveaway)

Title: His Boy
Author: Bink Cummings
Genre: M/M Romance Novella
Release Date: May 25, 2016

 For years, I lived with him as roommates. Then, one fateful night, things changed. We became more. So much more. The sex was out of this world. Being his boy was the highlight of my day. Until feelings started to creep in and sex wasn’t enough for me. Afraid of losing him, I kept quiet and hoped for a miracle… Could my Daddy love me, too? Or would I continue to be his boy… his play toy?

Warning: Contains shameless adult sexual M/M content, adult language, taboo elements including those of consensual Daddy/Boy (non-incest) relationships, and whatever else that makes it unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18. 

Long 39K Standalone Steamy Novella 

– See some of your favorite characters from the Corrupt Chaos MC series and meet new Characters to be seen in the upcoming Crimson Outlaws MC series.

Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a biker family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life–writing. When she’s not shacked up in her home writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her family, reading, and cooking huge meals–Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.


Delayed Cover Reveal for Blood Lines by A.L Bates (cover reveal and giveaway)



Delayed Cover Reveal for Blood Lines by A.L Bates

Due to the delayed release date of Blood Lines by A.L. Bates the Cover Reveal has been pushed back to June  13th!

Join us then for the Cover Reveal, excerpts and giveaway!