Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cover Reveal ~ Confessions: Julien (Confessions Series Book Two) by Ella Frank

Cover Reveal ~ Confessions: Julien (Confessions Series Book Two) by Ella Frank

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Confessions: Julien, book two in the steamy contemporary MMM Confessions Series from Ella Frank, is coming June 4th!

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Confessions: Julien by Ella Frank
New Release Date: June 4th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary MMM Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Cover Photographer: Jules Godfrey Photography
Cover Model: Jack Dutton

Synopsis

People are complex.
Love a double-edged sword.
And when it comes to a broken heart, there are no rules, only time…
For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about.
To the outside world, he has it all.
A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life.
But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It’s a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi.
But unlike Priest, Robbie doesn’t know what he’s helping Julien to fight. He doesn’t know what Julien did all those years ago. And with the anniversary of his sister’s death fast approaching, the time for explanations is running out.
And thus the question: will the princess be able to forgive the prick as the priest once did?
Only time will tell.

Release Blitz: Whisper by Tal Bauer (Review + Giveaway)

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WHISPER
by 
TAL BAUER
Publication Date: April 26th, 2018


The truth is complicated.

On September 11th, 2001, Kris Caldera was a junior member of the CIA’s Alec Station, the unit dedicated to finding and stopping Osama Bin Laden. They failed.

Ten days later, he was on the ground in Afghanistan with a Special Forces team, driven to avenge the ghosts that haunted him and the nation he’d let down. On the battlefield, he meets Special Forces Sergeant David Haddad. David – Arab American, Muslim, and gay – becomes the man Kris loves, the man he lives for, and the man he kills for, through the long years of the raging wars.

David Haddad thought he’d be an outsider his whole life. Too American for the Middle East, too Arab for America, and too gay to be Muslim. It took Kris to bring the parts of himself together, to make him the man he’d always wanted to be. But the War on Terror wreaks havoc on David’s soul, threatening to shatter the fragile peace he’s finally found with Kris.

When a botched mission rips David from Kris’s life, Kris’s world falls into ruin and ash. A shell of the man who once loved with the strength to shake both the CIA and the world, he marks time on the edges of his life. The days bleed together, meaningless after losing the love of his life.

After being captured, tortured to the edge of his life, and left for dead by his comrades, David doesn’t know how much of himself is left. He vanished one day in the tribal belt of Pakistan, and the man who walks out almost a decade later is someone new: Al Dakhil Al-Khorasani.

But strange rumblings are whispering through the CIA. Intelligence from multiple sources overseas points to something new. Something deadly, and moving to strike the United States. Intercepts say an army from Khorasan, the land of the dead where the Apocalypse of Islam will rise, is coming.

And, at the head of this army, a shadowy figure the US hasn’t seen before: Al Dakhil Al-Khorasani.

David is coming home.

Release Day Review ~ Alaska (A Sawyer's Ferry Novel) by Cate Ashwood

Release Day Review ~ Alaska (A Sawyer's Ferry Novel) by Cate Ashwood


AUTHOR: Cate Ashwood
TITLE: Alaska
SERIES: Sawyer's Ferry (Book 1)
GENRE: Contemporary m/m romance
LENGTH: Novel (53,000 words)
COVER DESIGN: Cate Ashwood

BLURB:

Nobody says no to a Prescott.
Not even one of their own.
Holden: Living up to expectations had never been easy, but when I went after something, I got it. Success. Money. Victory. I was standing on the doorstep to having it all. There was only one thing standing in my way.
Gage: Power and prosperity are overrated. Especially when they come at a price. When enough became enough, I walked away. Nothing had ever tempted me to look back, until one day the past showed up in my backyard.
I’m not so sure I can walk away a second time.

Release Blitz: Orderly Affair by DJ Jamison (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)




Length: 75,000 words approx.

Hearts & Health Series


Blurb

A hospital orderly explores his bisexuality with an adorably geeky lab tech, but can their sparks lead to love outside the closet?

When Ian Connolly installs a hookup app to explore his long-suppressed attraction to men, he doesn't expect to connect with anyone he knows, especially not lab tech Callum Price. But from their first scorching encounter, he's hooked.

Callum hasn't had the best luck with love, and he's suffocating under a pile of responsibilities. But when he sees an opportunity to blow off steam with Ian, he takes it. The man is smoking hot, big all over, and sweet as pie.

Their chemistry is off the charts, but a relationship is more challenging. Callum remains stubbornly self-reliant, while Ian tries too hard to be his rock. But if Ian can be honest with his family about loving a man, maybe Callum can admit his own truth: He wants a man he can count on, a man just like Ian.

Release Blitz ~ The Perfect Whore (A Storm and Lightning Novel #1) by Josephine Myles (Excerpt + Giveaway)




Cover Design: Lou Harper

Length: 58,000 words approx

Blurb

Being the object of everyone’s sexual fantasies ain’t all it’s cracked up to be…

On a mining colony planet a long way from Earth, bandit Jedd Lightning dreams of making enough money to get his ship spaceworthy again. During a robbery at a high-class brothel, he meets gorgeous alien rentboy Storm and is instantly smitten—but the heist goes south and Jedd has to high-tail it out of there with only half the loot.

Enslaved by a fierce Madam, Storm’s shapeshifting talents make him the most sought after whore on Talmak. He literally can’t stop himself becoming his client’s fantasy lover. Sick of enforced transformations, he wants to escape, but he’s closely guarded and has no experience of the unfamiliar city outside the brothel.

Storm is willing—and eager—to do anything to persuade Jedd to break him out of his gilded prison. Lucky for him the arrogant outlaw needs Storm’s help to free his crewmate, held as hostage by a vicious mob boss who wants Jedd to complete the theft he was hired for. Storm keeps blowing away Jedd’s expectations—but with both the law and the mob against them, they could end up with nowhere left to run.

Pre-Release Day Review ~ Wink by Deja Black

Pre-Release Day Review ~ Wink by Deja Black


A Tengu goblin and a wolf shifter on a trip home for spring break? 
Throw a little spring fever in there, and it’s bound to shake things up a bit.




3 Stars!

Oh, I hate that I have to say this because I am a huge fan of Deja Black. Generally, I love her stories and her style. With Wink, however, I just didn’t find that connection I wanted.

I loved the blurb, which was very enticing. I love paranormal stories and Wolf Shifters are my favorite. I figured reading about a goblin would be different but fun, I’ve never read a story that had a goblin as a MC, so I was excited. Unfortunately, I found Calyx a little off-putting for some reason, mainly in the beginning of the story. While I grew to like him a bit more as it went on, the short length of Wink left little time for me to completely embrace his character.

I had the same problem with Trey. I wish I could’ve instantly found him endearing but truth be told, I found him a tad annoying. I actually found it harder to like him than I did Calyx.

With not caring for either Trey or Calyx, their relationship just didn’t do it for me. Hopefully, I’m in the minority here and most readers will love Trey and Calyx together. The story had potential but I think if it had been longer it may have been better. This is not Deja Black’s best story but I’m still a big fan and will definitely be giving her another try. If you haven’t read They Called Him Nightmare or Broken Pieces I definitely recommend them.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Release Blitz: As I Am by Melissa Collins (Review + Giveaway Link)


As I Am by Melissa Collins is LIVE! 
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Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper. My life wasn't at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn't even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am. 

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor. Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I'd decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.

Cover design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photography: Christopher John at CJC Photography
Models: Sam Wiles and Aaron Michael Bell

Cover Reveal: Forever (New York Knights novella) by Anna B. Doe

Cover Reveal for Forever (New York Knights novella) by Anna B. Doe


Get ready for beautiful, emotionally heartbreaking conclusion to William and Anabel’s story…





BOOK INFORMATION
Title: Forever
Series: New York Knights novella
Author: Anna B. Doe
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Cover Design: Oh So Novel
Release Date: May 25th, 2018

Release Blitz: The Sinner & The Saint by RJ Scott (Excerpt + Giveaway)




Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 40,000 words approx.

Ellery Mountain Series


Blurb

Army medic Ben Rockwell is in Ellery to work with the Veterans Center creating a new specialist unit for post trauma care. Desperate to make amends for battlefield decisions he regrets, he is focused on the unit and nothing else. Until some stranger moves in next door and throws him a curveball. He’s no hero, even though everyone says he is, and the lies burn inside him.

Leaving drama and chaos in his wake, Nicholas Merrick fled London and is hiding out in his friend Jason’s house, until everything back home dies a death. The choices he made in his life were to keep his best friend safe, but as a result everyone sees him as the bad guy.

When these two meet, the attraction is instant. Can they ever be their true selves, and find love as a result?

Release Blitz: Save Me by Cecy Robson (Excerpt + Giveaway)

SAVE ME

by Cecy Robson 
O’Brien Family, #5 
Publication Date: April 25, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone

AVAILABLE NOW!

SYNOPSIS:

RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in SAVE ME, it’s time for Seamus, the family’s most notorious bachelor, to find true love.

Three weddings. No date. What’s a hot stud to do when all the women on his speed dial are either serving dinner to their families or serving time?

Out of all the O’Briens, Seamus is the best-looking, most creative, and, did I mention, best-looking? Single at almost forty wasn’t a big deal until every sibling in his large and loud Irish family found “the one.” Now, he’s desperate for a wedding date, one he doesn’t have to worry will make out with the limo driver or rob the bride and groom blind.

Allie Mendes is the good daughter, who’s spent her life living in her perfect sister’s shadow. But when her sister steals the man Allie was supposed to marry, that shadow she’s lived in threatens to swallow her whole. Allie wants to believe a bright future awaits. But when she begs God to save her from this disastrous twist of fate, the last person she expects Him to send her is Seamus O’Brien.

Allie needs a stand-in boyfriend to avoid appearing as lonely as she feels. Seamus needs a decent woman without an ankle bracelet or a rap sheet as long as his muscular arms. The two make a deal to pose as each other’s perfect date. But weddings mean romance and a chance at forever neither had planned.

Book Blast: Redemption (The Abcynians, Book 3) by Frances Stockton (Giveaway)

Blurb

They have lived for centuries. An ancient, secretive race of were-panthers faced
with near extinction. To assure their survival they must conceal their identities
and abilities, while protecting mankind from an unimaginable, primordial evil.

Redemption: The Abcynians, Book III

Her ship overtaken by pirates, Jocelyn Kincaid is rescued by Captain Don
Adriano de Montoya. Initially afraid of the privateer sailors call El Fantasma, she
discovers he is not the ghost some have portrayed him to be. He claims to be part
of a mythical race—and her mate! Fascinated, she’s brokenhearted when he
makes plans to sail her home to Boston.

Haunted by the memory of his murdered family, Adriano has sworn to ruin the
man he holds responsible for their deaths. When he unexpectedly finds his mate
aboard an enemy ship, he saves her life. Despite their unprecedented attraction,
he keeps his distance until he learns a secret about Jocelyn that could potentially
endanger her and Abcynian kind.

Book Blast: Restoring His Howl by Megan Slayer (Excerpt + Giveaway)


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan will be awarding a bracelet made by the author and a swag pack to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Opposites can attract, but can they make the love last?

Dillon came to the Sanctuary to hide, but also to heal. He’d been abused and needed a safe place to come into his own. He never expected to find a partner, but love came looking for him. Can he accept what he deserves or will he push away a chance at forever because he feels unlovable?

Cinders knows from the moment he sees Dillon that he wants the wolf shifter for his own. But can a jaguar shifter and a wolf shifter really pair up? He doesn’t know, but he’s banking on the attraction to pay off. What he doesn’t expect is how deep Dillon’s scars run. Is he strong enough to see beyond what’s happened to Dillon and help create a future for them together?

Anything’s possible when the jaguar shifter, a former stripper, and the wolf shifter figure out how to restore his howl.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Release Blitz: Exploration (Kinky in the City Book #1) by Quinn Ward (Giveaway)




Length: 65,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Marisa @ Cover Me Darling

Blurb

The reluctant manager of his family’s restaurant, Frankie attempts to live up to the legacy of his father and grandfather. Running a business that isn't his passion and trying to do it without asking for help leaves him turning to less-than-legal means when he wants to surrender control.

Newly divorced, Calvin no longer lives in the closet, leaving him searching for what he most desires- control. So when he finds Frankie on his knees in the back room of a local bar, Calvin sees the sub he’s only ever fantasized about having.

Can Calvin find the confidence to explore his dominant side while showing his younger roommate that submission isn't only about whips and pain?

Blog Tour: Witchbane by Morgan Brice (Guest Post + Giveaway)



ABOUT THE BOOK

Seth Tanner and his brother Jesse’s fun evening debunking local urban legends ends with Jesse’s gruesome murder. Seth vows revenge on Jesse’s killer–too bad the murderer has been dead for a hundred years. Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual killings that feed the power of a dark warlock’s immortal witch-disciples, and he’s hell bent on stopping Jackson Malone from becoming the next victim. He’s used to risking his neck. He never intended to risk his heart.


Print Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Darkwind Press (February 19, 2018)
Publication Date: February 19, 2018
ISBN-10: 1939704685
ISBN-13: 978-1939704689

Amazon Kindle Link: https://www.amazon.com/Witchbane-Morgan-Brice-ebook/dp/B079Y6L9JZ

Amazon Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Witchbane-Morgan-Brice/dp/1939704685

Release Day Reviews: Set Ablaze by KC Burn




Title: Set Ablaze
Author: KC Burn
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 193


Dreamspinner Press


California firefighter Hayden Hurst is starting to realize there’s more to life than fighting fires and drinking with his buddies. He has room in his home and his life for someone special, but no one has stood out among his hookups. And while he’s out at work, admitting he’s gay is very different from showing up at social functions with a man. He’s afraid that’ll be too much for his less-than-accepting “friends.”

Broadway dancer Jez Bouchet hasn’t been mistaken for straight since he was gay-bashed at seventeen. After getting a lucrative job offer in Hollywood, he uproots his life in New York and drives to Los Angeles. His brother, who is Hayden’s best friend, arranges for him to crash at Hayden’s place.

The attraction between Hayden and Jez is unexpected but fiery, and they succumb before they’re even sure they like each other. But Jez hates Hayden’s homophobic friends, and Hayden knows Jez is too flamboyant for him to fly under the radar. Then there’s the complication of Jez’s brother.

Despite those hurdles, they fling themselves into a relationship. But Jez has secrets: a tiny spoiled dog and a determined stalker. If he doesn’t come clean, he might torch their burgeoning relationship before it has a chance to bloom.

Release Day Review: The Eager Boy by Sean Michael


Title: The Eager Boy
Author: Sean Michael
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Category: BDSM
Pages: An Iron Eagle Gym: Book 5


Dreamspinner Press


Eight months ago Robin Secoya left his lover and master, Stack Lobond, because he didn’t believe Stack really cared about him. He was sure that for Stack, any warm body would do, and Robin wasn’t willing to be just a warm body anymore.

A chance meeting at the Iron Eagle Gym brings them back together, and old feelings aren’t far from the surface. They decide they can’t pass up a second chance at romance. But this time, it isn’t just Stack’s demanding career as a big-cat vet putting strain on their relationship. Robin also has a new job that takes up a lot of his time.

Will their kinky love affair crash and burn a second time, or can they find the balance that will allow the passion between them to flourish?

Cover Reveal: Carry and Drag by Michelle Frost


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CARRY AND DRAG
OPEN WOUNDS #1
A DEBUT BOOK 
BY 
MICHELLE FROST 
PUBLICATION DATE: May 18th, 2018


Lift. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

Qualifying to compete on a national level is all that’s on power lifter Dagen Rourke’s mind. After an injury sidelined him the previous year, his only goal has been to overcome the physical challenges and mental demons to get back in the game. Falling into bed with the new artist at his brother’s tattoo shop was never part of his training schedule. Now he has to find a balance between the time he wants to give Ollie and the brutal training for what could be the most important competition of his life.

Run. Tattoo. Doze. Keep going.

Oliver Vos jumps at the chance to work at Vidar Rourke’s award-winning tattoo shop, Open Wounds. Getting out from under a nasty mentor and making it on his own is all Ollie has dreamed of for years. Unbeknownst to him, the room Vidar offers to rent him until he’s back on his feet would have him sharing space with tempting gentle giant, Dagen.

Living together is an adjustment, and when the heat between them morphs into something more will old insecurities and new tests drag them apart? Or will they find a way to carry the weight of their burdens…together?



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Blog Tour: And The Beagle Makes Three by Geoffrey Knight (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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And The Beagle Makes Three
Geoffrey Knight
Genre: Gay Drama /Comedy
Length: 26,000 words
Release Date: 04.12.18
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BLURB

When Stuart Summerfield finally realized he was gay, he knew that telling his beloved wife Claire would be one of the hardest, most heartbreaking things he would ever do. Unfortunately Stu’s coming out wasn’t simply heartbreaking… it had the most unexpected and tragic consequences imaginable.

Now, almost one year after the car accident that took Claire’s life, Stu has buried himself in his work to push through the pain and guilt while doing his best to raise, Atticus, their young son, who has himself handled his grief in his own unique way. While getting by one day at a time proves difficult enough, it never crossed Stu’s mind that the family’s annual weekend away at the lakeside home of his sister-in-law, Bethany, would still go ahead now that Claire was gone.

Atticus, however, has other ideas. With his loyal beagle Digby by his side, Atty makes a phone call to Aunt Bethany in an effort to keep the family tradition alive, no matter what chaos and calamity might ensue.

And so over the course of one weekend filled with commotion—and emotion—Stu and Atty are about to learn that healing can open up your heart, that grief can sometimes be good, and that nobody travels the road to recovery alone.