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A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

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Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 
Title: A Time to Rise
Author: Tal Bauer
Genre: Horror/Thriller, Paranormal, M/M
URL: NineStar Press
Price: US $6.99
Other Information/warnings: Explicit sexual content, graphic violence and sexual assault
Summary [from the publisher]:
History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307.

History is wrong.

Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi stalk dark alleys and seedy nightclubs in Italy’s capital. Deep in the Vatican, a brotherhood exists, sworn protectors of the earth, and they stand firm against monsters from the dark depths. Operating in secret and silence, they protect our world from the sinister, the etheric, and the evils that exist beyond the Veil.

But it’s a lonely life, and Alain Autenberg knows that more than most. His lover was ripped from him years ago, and he vowed never to get close to another soul again. Even when the loneliness presses down on him, and his empty heart cries out for something more.

Something more comes in Cristoph Hasse, a new soldier arriving in Rome to serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Young, brash, and fitting in at right angles everywhere he goes, Cris struggles in the murky, deceptive labyrinth of the Vatican. Propelled forward by a past he can’t understand, Cris collides with Alain, and both men crash headfirst into the darkest secret of the Vatican…and of the world.

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The Strength of a Man by Sara Winters

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 
Title: The Strength of a Man
Author: Sara Winters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
URL: Amazon
Price: US$ 2.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
Kurt Dennings learned one life lesson the hard way: love, even between a parent and child, is not always unconditional. After coming out and experiencing a painful rejection from his parents and friends, Kurt feels as if he’s lost everything that mattered.

James Theard comes into Kurt’s life when he needs someone the most. A friend first and boyfriend second, James becomes his shoulder to lean on, a voice of reason and helps Kurt learn he is stronger and more capable than he imagined.
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