Thursday, January 29, 2015

Resilient Heart by Annabeth Albert and Civilian Master by Cassandra Carr

Dual Release for Resilient Heart & Civilian Master
Resilient Heart
by Annabeth Albert
Genre: MM Romance

Originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle, now available as a stand-alone novella complete with BRAND-NEW 10,000 word short story/epilogue. When a wounded soldier is forced to accept help from his former best friend, both men discover the true strength of their entwined hearts.

 Army IT specialist Xander keeps his emotions wired as tight as his NETCOM gear, but when he’s seriously injured by an IED, his whole life unravels. Running out of options, Xander must accept help from his ex-friend-with-benefits, Mackey. However, Xander’s had feelings for Mackey for years, and close quarters only complicates his emotions. Further, Xander doesn’t know which is worse: combating his inner demons or dealing with Mackey’s guilty kindnesses.

Mackey’s always kept his emotions close to his chest, but now he’s got a secret that could destroy his one chance with the man he cares far too much for. Both men will have to heal their wounded hearts to ensure a future together. 

Entwined Future: In this new short story, Mackey has news that could change everything for him and Xander, but a visit from Xander's family jeopardizes Mackey's plans--and forces Xander to confront some harsh truths. 

When I first read this book I fell in love with Mackey and with Xander. The commitment Mackey makes to Xander is just amazing, even when Xander is at his lowest point,Mackey just pulls him through and fights for them.Its an amazing love story. I personally love M/M romances but I really love when the men maintain their gruff exterior and still show their feelings.  I like the strong men lol, what can i say!

The emotion and depth of despair to the highest elation set in this book is truly amazing. I struggled along with Xander, and despaired with Mackey. Annabeth brought this world alive in the most amazing detail, the characters completely flawed and it makes them realistic and people we can all understand.

The bonus story was just brilliant! I loved seeing the HEA, I loved seeing their relationship take the next step and I am not referring to  Mackey family or their HEA lol.  

Annabeth is a brilliant writer and I look forward to following more of her work.

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency
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Civilian Master

by Cassandra Carr

Genre: MM Romance

Originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle in 2014, now available as a stand-alone novella complete with BRAND-NEW 5,000+ word, 16-page epilogue. The only life Clay Benson has known in years is the Army. Now he's on forced leave after a Ranger mission goes terribly wrong. When he decides to return home, Clay knows he needs to face his past, and the only man he's ever loved: Flynn. Now Flynn is a Dominant, and Clay wants nothing more than to heal and find his true self. Is his place as Flynn's submissive? Flynn certainly thinks so, but must convince Clay there's something worth fighting for besides his country.

I fell in love with this story the first time i read it. I am not a fan of BDSM  but Cassandra makes it well make sense for me. I understood Clay's need for submission. A soldier who suffered so much while in the military who had to always be strong.. Just makes sense he needed some release. 

Flynn knew right away what Clay needed and how to give it to him. I love the relationship between Clay and Flynn. I loved watching the scenes with them and the love.

I was thrilled when Cassandra added the epilogue and we got to see the couple get their HEA. I am a sucker for HEA and a fan of Cassandra's. 

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

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