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The Novel Approach Review BY LISA:
A Package Deal by Jaxx Steele

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Title: A Package Deal

Author: Jaxx Steele

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 66 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: One drunken night turned Phillip’s life upside down. Could James be the man to turn it right side up?

A drunken decision in college during dare week changes Phillip Drake’s life forever. In less than two years, he becomes a nurse, a father, then a widower. For a young gay man, this was way past tilt on his shock meter. To his disappointment, the life he’d planned for himself with his lover James will never happen. A tragedy brings Phil home with his son. He learns James wants to be with him again, but Phil is hesitant. His focus is on what’s best for his son. Could James be what’s best for both the father and son?

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released at another publisher. It has been considerably expanded, revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

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Review: I have to admit I’m a Jaxx Steele fan. This author has a talent for writing novellas which develop rich characters, weave tight plot lines, and pack in some sexual and emotional heat. Not all readers enjoy reading shorter stories, but this author makes a shorter-lengthed novel feel longer.

In this story we meet Phillip Drake. In college he has a one night encounter with a woman (despite the fact he’s gay), which results in the birth of his son Tyrell. While this wasn’t the turn he envisioned for his life, his son brings him great joy, and Phillip accepts the responsibility of fatherhood without complaint or resentment.

When an unfortunate accident claims the life of Tyrell’s mother, Phillip is left picking up the pieces of his broken life. Travelling home to his mother and sister, he begins to rebuild a foundation for himself and his son. But two things stand in his way of moving forward: Tryell’s grandparents are fighting Phillip for custody of the child. While they’d shown no interest in any of their lives prior to their daughter’s death, their homophobia and greed (over inheritance money) threaten to break Phillip and Tyrell apart. The other thing that stands in the way of Phillips happiness is the resurfacing of his former lover, James, who never lost his feelings for Phillip. Of course, Phillip never lost his feelings for James either, but his life is so complicated, how could he possibly drag someone else into the mess?

What I loved about this story was the believability of the emotions. Phillip had real struggles. The way his in-laws tried to use his sexuality as a weapon against him in their battle for custody was painful to experience, yet he handled himself with dignity and pride. The heat between Phillip and James was steamy, and the cast of secondary characters were well-developed.

My only complain about the story is that, as a shorter-length book, there wasn’t enough time to go really deep. I would have enjoyed watching the relationship between Phillip and James develop more slowly, seeing the struggles before the reconciliation. I also would have enjoyed the torture of watching the custody battle drawn out a bit more. But, by nature, a shorter novel requires ends be tied up more quickly than in longer books.

A definite recommended read.








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Reviewed by Lily at Love Bytes

TITLE: Marked!

AUTHOR: Jaxx Steele

PUBLISHER:  Totally Bound PublishingMarked!

LENGTH:  55 pages

BLURB:

Sharing what you know with your lover can give him the power he needs to win, especially when he’s fighting a rogue wolf.

Mark Delonco was betrayed, ostracized, rejected, beaten and left for dead by a pack brother. As he wanders the forest, an unfamiliar scent brings him to a gruesome scene—and his betrayer. Another confrontation brings not only victory for the moment but also the possibility for love and redemption.

Victor Bradley could never maintain a relationship with anyone and he didn’t know why. It wasn’t that something was wrong with the men he chose, it was just that no one ever felt right to him. While visiting his forest home, a stranger appears at the door and changes his life. How can he know a man he has never met?

REVIEW: Wow! The start of this story is amazing, adrenaline pumping to the point I was left breathless. As you can imagine I was glued to my chair.

This is a sweet paranormal romance oozing with sensuality. It is action packed as you can imagine after all, Mark was a rejected pack member. His betrayer is still around and continuing to be a bully and a deceiver.

Victor is a victim of this betrayer and you need to read how he became of victim. The romance between Victor and Mark is almost instant once Victor becomes an adult. I struggled in that scene, I must say partly the dialogue was not unique so I was not shocked or left breathless and partly because of the instant start of their bonding. It spends a fair amount of time of the sex scene between Mark and Victor which is a nice read but is fluffy and predictable language like “My God, you are incredible! I have wanted to feel like this for so long.”

The other thing is Mark at the beginning appeared to be the alpha but somehow Victor with his human abilities was another alpha. I couldn’t get my head around that but saying that I liked how Mark was portrayed. He had weaknesses so he was more than just a handsome werewolf. He often was losing his fight with Raymond who is the betrayer in the story but mark still did not quit and tried to win his rightful place in this pack. That part was very endearing.  The fight between Mark and Raymond was described well and was easy to visualize for me which was very engaging.

This is an easy to read story with a predictable plot but nevertheless still an enjoyable story.

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Cam’s Best Friend

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By: Jaxx Steele | Other books by Jaxx Steele
Published By: Silver Publishing
Published: Mar 03, 2012
ISBN # 9781920502584
Word Count: 15,657
Heat Index   

Categories: Romance>Fantasy Romance>GLBT>Gay Romance>Erotic Romance

Description

Cameron Gamble is a simple man finally free from an awkward life. He starts over in a new city, opens a business, and finds the perfect best friend, Mel–a chocolate lab. It isn’t long before Cameron and Mel are inseparable and Mel has a permanent place in Cameron’s heart.

One night, Cameron recovers from a nightmare with Mel by his side. The bright light of the moon reveals Mel’s true nature and all is well in Cameron’s world from that day forth.

Until his ex-lover shows up with the intention of wreaking havoc and destroying Cameron’s new found peace.

Reader Rating:  starstarstar (2 Ratings)
Sensuality Rating:   lipliplip

Reader Reviews (1)
Submitted By: youngromancelover on May 30, 2013

A sweet little story with a little magic thrown in.

And Then There Was Anthony by Jaxx SteeleSlave’s Erotic Reviews

Monday, June 11, 2012

And Then There Was Anthony, by Jaxx Steele

http://www.slaveseroticreviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/and-then-there-was-anthony-by-jaxx.html

After the death of his lover, Luke Finley took dating off his list of things to do. After meeting Anthony Dixon he found it difficult to keep the handsome man safely on the friend list. Will Luke let the ghosts from his past prevent him from having love in his future?

SLAVE’s Review
This was a moving, sometimes funny and well written story. I enjoyed it very much. The book is from Luke’s point of view. You walk with him to see how he moves forward after the death of his long time lover, Sean. Anthony was sincere about being Luke’s friend, but up front about wanting to be more. He left the pace up to Luke, but when Anthony saw Luke giving in to his subtle seduction he turned the heat up just enough to make Luke walk into his arms willingly.  Well done, Jaxx!
4 ½ pens

Posted by Carson Douglas at 10:21 AM

Cams Best Friend by Jaxx Steele

http://fallenangelreviews.com/2012/April/teresa-camsbestfriend.htm

 

Cam’s Best Friend
Cam’s Best Friend by Jaxx Steele is a homoerotic paranormal story.

Reynaud Leduc can’t believe the direction his life has taken. After he and his lover Angele had a romantic night together, he woke up to find Angele dead and him being held responsible. Reynaud is a Creolyte and endowed with the magical ability to heal anyone, but for some reason he didn’t wake up in time to save Angele. As punishment, he was mostly stripped of his magical abilities and shape shifted into an animal form until someone loves him enough to trust him. Before sentence is completed, Raynaud find out who is responsible, but unable to prove anything he suffered his fate.

Cameron’s cafe is finally ready to open for business and he can’t wait. He has seen a large dog hanging around the building for a while. The dog, Cameron names Mel, seems very smart, gentle and loving so Cameron invites him to live with him. Cameron’s last boyfriend was abusive to the extreme and it helps him to have someone, even a dog, with him when he awakens from a nightmare about his past. A bond forms between Cameron and Mel that is more than just between a pet and his owner, but could there be more to it than Cameron is aware of? Is Cameron’s past truly behind him?

This is a very interesting and charming story. I enjoyed learning about the Creolyte people and how they came into being. The Creolyte people were originally regular humans and they evolved where their magical abilities are part of them, but they still retain many human qualities that could create problems if they use their abilities against others. Cameron’s desire to take Mel into his home was wonderful and it gave them each something they needed. Being forced to not only loose his magic, but being forced into another from must have been a terrible blow, especially when Reynaud knew who was really at fault. Any more information would give the story away, so you will have to read it to find out how it ends.

Reviewed by: Teresa

Teresa