Tuesday, April 28, 2009

FAR loves Tracks!

Gives Right side of the Tracks 5 ANGELS!

Russell is at the end of his ability to cope with everything. He gave up the man he loved, James, and walked away from his family to be there when his son was born. The only problem is that Russell is gay and a freak accident took the life of his wife, Monica, leaving him alone to raise his son, Tyrell. His wife's family was very clear that Tyrell was his responsibility alone. They even disowned their daughter after they found out she was pregnant with a white man's baby.
Russell does the only thing he can think of and calls his mother who he hasn't talked to in the three years he has been away, and she tells him to come home. Russell arrives finding love and acceptance from his family, but being home resurrects his feelings for James, especially when James comes around to see him. Russell learns that he is in the fight of his life from Monica's family, who decided to fight for custody of Tyrell. And there is still the problem of what to do about James who has no idea what happened or why Russell left in the first place. Will Russell get a second chance at love? Will he find a way to keep Tyrell, who he loves more than anything?

Mr. Steele has created a wonderful short story about the price of parenthood and second chances. Russell is a wonderful character who was willing to give up everything, even the love of his life, for the child he never thought he would have. Russell's family is the way family are supposed to be, loving and accepting. If more people were like that, the world would be a better place. I loved how James never gave up on his man even after everything that happened. Thanks go to Mr. Steele for a wonderful story.

Reviewed by: Teresa

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spend your Spring and Summer with Jaxx Steele!

Gregorio Santos was not like his co-workers. They rushed to the warm temperatures and white sand beaches of the Caribbean for vacation, he preferred the white cold of the ski slopes. Greg is single and determined to remain that way—despite his loneliness. While on vacation at Lake Tahoe, an accident strands the sexiest man he had met in years at his cabin. Will his resolve to stay single outlast being trapped with a man that gives the term 'bringing sexy back' new meaning?
Frozen Spring Break, coming to Freya's Bower May 12, 2009

Soren Cannon and his best friend Mercedes are die hard Rocko fans. They have the opportunity to follow him all summer as he toured the neighboring states. At each one of the concerts Soren found that it was easy to be seduced when the beautiful, soulful music of Rocko provided the back drop.
Hot Summer Nights, coming to Red Rose Publishing, June, 2009

Simon Woo came into his fortune early in life and had single-hood forced upon him to protect the company's image. He had returned home to America for meetings, after living in Hong Kong for the last five years and reconnected with his childhood friend Benji. Although Simon and Benji haven't seen each other but once in those five years, Benji always knew what his friend Simon needed...and his friend needed some stress relief.
Dreams Delivered: Simon Says-Ahh, coming to Phaze, July, 2009

Khristopher Knight was a professional motorcycle rider. It was the greatest day of his life when he qualified for that inaugural race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until he realized he had no one to share it with.
Artis Kent had not seen Kris since they were in college together. The race at the Speedway was the first in 100 years. With his ticket he would have the chance to meet the riders and maybe open the lines of communication again.
When Kris and Artis met up again, Artis had no idea that his world would soar to the heavens, crash to the dephs of hell and then soar to the sky once more all in the span of 30 days. Can Artis's calm laid back life handle a love affair with the fast paced Kristopher Knight? Or will there be too many crash and burns for Artis to handle?
A Kinght at The Speedway, coming to Phaze- Urban Metropolitan series- August, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Check out Jaxx's latest reviews.


After the Storm
By Jaxx Steele
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily

Hotel entrepreneur Ethan Conrad wants unconditional love in the form of shy, hardworking carpenter, Marcus. What happens when the shy man unleashes his pent up lust? Find out in After the Storm.
Ethan’s forthright approach to life has earned him his fair share of ups and downs. A glimpse of Marcus straight out of the pool charges his desires and sets him on course to meet the love of his life. I loved Mr. Steele’s storytelling. He keeps the reader involved with a fast-paced story and relatable characters. I rooted for Marcus to overcome his shyness and fear of commitment in order to love Ethan. His fears are the same as everyone, we want to be loved, but we also want that love to last forever. When it doesn’t, we feel the same type of heartbreak. I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between the two men and sighed with contentedness when the story concluded.
If you like a sensual story with two heroes, then pick up a copy of After the Storm. I give this story 4 ½ cherries. Awesome!


TITLE: The Right side of the Tracks
AUTHOR: Jaxx Steele
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

RATING: 4 stars
Review by Jamie P. Blaze

Faced with the consequences of one careless night, Russell Drake left his lover, James, to marry a woman he barely knew. It certainly wasn't what he planned, but one look at his son's tiny face convinced him that he'd do whatever was necessary to make his child happy ... even if it cost him his own happiness. But fate has something else in mind for him, and an unforeseen accident once again sets off a cascade of change. Three years later, Russell no longer has to settle and exist for his son's sake. He has the chance to rediscover the life he'd wanted with James.
Jaxx Steele wrote a wonderful angst ridden story, while still clinging to the notion of love must conquer all. The concept of hope clings to everything throughout this book, and it's more than enough to keep one glued to the pages. Russell Drake gets trapped by an incredible event that changes his whole world. Tyrell is his sweet little boy ~ was it worth all the pain and angst? His wife Monica is gone, his life is in shambles. James has been burned by Russell, who is ridden with guilt and a sense of duty. Will they meet and be happy? Sacrifices have to be made. Partners again? Ethnicity plays a big role in his book, as does the power of family. Russell's memories and flashbacks to better times with James, while he wrestles with his emotions, are very nicely done. Even in a nice setting, you cannot miss the money issues and unwanted family that comes with, all adding pressure. If you add court battles and hot seductions, we have a very fun way to spend some time! Plus true love. Kudos to Jaxx Steele.


The Devil made me do it
Author: Jaxx Steele

Heat Level: 2 PEPPERS questionable consent, extereme sex practices
Rating: 4 LIPS
Reviewed by: Tina

Rick’s life as a teacher is perfect life when combined with a lover he adores. Then, Satan gets bored and decides that Rick is the perfect way to relieve his boredom. Rick wants to turn him down, but Satan threatens his lover and the school he works for when Rick attempts to deny him. Rick reluctantly agrees to a night of whatever depravities Satan desires, while hoping he will survive it and not regret it.

Jaxx Steele does quite a creepy turn when delving into demon sexual practices in The Devil made me do it. There is a lot of questionable consent, wrapped in the guise of BDSM, involved in this tale. I'm not sure if I was disturbed out by the erotic encounters or if I was fascinated by the story itself. Rick’s journey is both pleasurable and creepy at the same time making this story not one for the faint hearted. The Devil made me do it will definitely stay with you long after you are done reading it.