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Miles and the Magic Flute

by Heidi Cullinan

The Blurb…

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When unemployed Miles Larson retreats to his friend’s Minnesota pawnshop to lick his wounds, he discovers that a few notes on a magical instrument reveal an erotic fairyland where the sorrows weighing on his heart don’t exist at all.

Yet fantasy comes with a price, and soon Miles must choose a path. He can surrender his soul to the dreamlord to sustain his pleasure… or he can defeat the faerie and save the mysterious beast-man who promises love. Miles would choose love over pleasure in a heartbeat—if only to seize it he didn’t first have to acknowledge the pain inside.

Is Miles strong enough to learn that sometimes to find happiness, we must face down our sorrows?

This title has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

An Excerpt…

“Who is he? Why was he after me? Why are you here? Why am I here? Where is here?”

“Philosophy!” Terris lolled his head to his shoulder and gave Miles a weary look. “Darling, it’s a dream. How many of your dreams are logical?”

“It feels more real than any dream I’ve ever had.”

“Even as real as the one you had in Atlanta?” Terris asked, as he reached down between them and picked up a small box from the floor.

“Which dream in Atlanta? I lived there ten years.” Miles watched as Terris put the box into his own lap. The box was made of silver and tied with a glittering white ribbon. It made Miles think of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and as soon as he put that together with the sleigh and the castle, he realized that Terris really did make a pretty good White Witch.

Terris laughed. “Except Edward didn’t get a hand job, did he?” He held the box out to Miles. “Here, darling. This is for you.”

Miles took the box carefully, trying to be wary, but he couldn’t help feeling eager. It was a beautiful present, the most elegant and classy kind of present that he’d always wanted but had never received. Which was a stupid thing to think.

“Why is it stupid to want something nice?” Terris nudged his hand toward the ribbon. “Go on. Open it, and enjoy yourself.”

Miles put his fingers to the ribbon, but he didn’t pull. He looked up at Terris instead. “What did you mean, the dream in Atlanta? Which dream?”

“Your whole life was a dream while you were there. Just as it is now.” When Miles sputtered, Terris laughed again and touched his cheek. “You’re so charming when you’re obstinate. Go on then, darling. Tell me about some other dream from that time that I could mean.”

Miles tried, not sure what he was looking for but determined to somehow prove Terris wrong, because that was absolutely ridiculous, to imply he’d dreamed that he’d worked in Atlanta. He tried to think of one dream, even a boring one, to offer up, but honestly, he couldn’t come up with anything. Nothing he remembered, anyway. It was odd to think he hadn’t dreamed in ten years, but apparently he hadn’t.

But he had lived there. He had! He’d paid rent, for crying out loud! Besides, if he were going to dream he lived somewhere, it wouldn’t be in Atlanta.

“You don’t need to be asleep to dream.”

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About the Author…

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Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her husband and ten-year-old daughter. Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and is proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality. Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.

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★★★★★ The Dangerous Seduction by A.N. Bond ★★★★★

THIS is my book of the YEAR!

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The Dangerous Seduction

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A.N. Bond

The blurb…

With a beautiful, doting fiancée and a dream job at one of New York City’s top law firms, life is going well for ambitious but inexperienced attorney, Ryan Paullson. Handpicked by his new boss, Joseph Van Aardt, to work on the firm’s biggest case, Ryan soon finds himself out of his depth and struggling with a dangerous and irresistible attraction to the charismatic and ruthless Van Aardt—an attraction that seems mutual.

Ryan and Joseph begin a secret affair as they work to build their case against controversial billionaire Jack McNeil. As their affair heats up, Ryan starts to fear how far Joseph is willing to go to win the case, and when two critical witnesses die under suspicious circumstances, Ryan doesn’t know whether to suspect McNeil or his lover. He wants to be with Joseph; he just doesn’t know how far he’ll have to go–or how far he’ll have to fall–to hold onto him.

So what did Robyn think? 

IF I COULD GIVE THIS 6 STARS I WOULD

F*ck that was good. Ok, so if you didn’t see my Goodreads status updates and can’t tell by the above comment – THIS is my book of the YEAR.  I’m confident enough in this read to say this only six months into 2014. I don’t think I’ll find another to top this for the rest of the year. Big statement I know.

If you don’t like cheaters then this may not be the read for you.  Although in saying this the cheating aspect was done well and I can forgive Ryan for this because he was in denial about his sexuality. Still, Daisy didn’t really deserve what she got and her revenge was pretty sweet.

Joseph – well lets just say he’s a lawyer. He’s shady and slippery and a total tosspot, BUT he does redeem himself at the very end, just.

The drama was twisty and turny and totally spun my head around – then spun it right back at the end. I had my hands over my mouth, eyes wide and making weird noises and the men in my household (3 of them) are all like “whats wrong??, whats happened?? did you hurt yourself? are you okay??” But they don’t get it. My eldest (9) – just walked off shaking his head – “don’t worry, it’s just mum being all weird over a book – again!” Hmph – they just don’t get it.

There wasn’t a lot of romance and most of the sex was under the covers. For some reason though this didn’t bother me as much as any other story would have. This is probably because the author has a talent here that I’ve never seen before in a first timer.

Its just a brilliant read. There is a sort of HFN here but it kinda finishes on a cliffy. I emailed the author and she said that a sequel is a possibility as she would like to see where Ryan and Joseph go, but her day job is extremely busy at the moment and she doesn’t have time right now. Thats not to say we won’t get one. If I could afford to pay her a wage just to write a sequel I would, gladly. I need more from this author – like yesterday!

If you don’t read this right now – you may just regret leaving it so long.

Bravo Miss Bond. Bravo.

5 MASSIVE stars

Hope you enjoy – Robyn x

Reviewed by RJ

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