Monday, October 16, 2017

AotM: What Lies Between Us by Felice Stevens (Reviews + Giveaway)



What Lies Between Us
A Breakfast Club Novella

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Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Cover Photo: Stock Photo
Release Date: 02.14.16





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Now that he’s living with Sam Stein, Zach Cohen is finally ready to move on from his unhappy past. His days are filled with wedding preparations, yet he still finds time to make plans and decisions without consulting Sam and his mother, firmly believing he knows best.
Sam is ready to settle in for the perfect life with Zach but years of bad habits have come back to haunt him. Struggling to accept himself and his future, he chooses not to share his fears, unwilling to look weak in Zach’s eyes.

Real life gets in the way of the best intentions and when their secrets explode, the aftermath challenges the foundation of a relationship both believed unshakeable. Falling in love is the easy part, and Zach and Sam discover that only with honesty can they overcome what threatens to tear them apart.

This is a novella of approximately 25,000 words in The Breakfast Club series

Cover Reveal ~ The Hail You Say (Hail Raisers #5) by Lani Lynn Vale (Pre-Order + Giveaway)

Cover Reveal ~ The Hail You Say (Hail Raisers #5) by Lani Lynn Vale (Pre-Order + Giveaway)

Title: The Hail You Say
Series: Hail Raisers #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 11, 2018
Model: Stu Reardon
Photographer: Furiousfotog
Cover Designer: Lani Lynn Vale
Get out!
He yelled those words at the love of his life twelve years ago, and to this day, Reed Hail regrets them. He’s always been the type of person to speak before he thinks, and apologies have never come easy.
It’s been over a decade since she was his, and he stubbornly thinks that he can keep on living without her. 
He couldn’t be more wrong.
The last thing he needs is her vagina anywhere near his exam table. But nobody ever asks him what he wants.
Maybe he should’ve gone into the auto-recovery business after all.
I hate you.
Krisney Shaw would take those words back in a heartbeat if she could. In fact, she would take back everything.

Release Day Blitz ~ Halloween Series: Interview With The Kevin by Mark Lesney & Trick or Treat by Sydney Blackburn (Giveaway)

Release Day Blitz ~ Halloween Series: Interview With The Kevin by Mark Lesney & Trick or Treat by Sydney Blackburn (Giveaway)

 

Get in the holiday spirit with the Halloween collection of stories from NineStar Press

Releasing between October 9th and October 23rd, don't miss a single one!

Available October 16th 

 

Synopsis

Danton is a 1200-year old vampire, blinded by the Medieval Church, who makes his life as a paranormal romance novelist. He writes about a vampire detective and “pretends” to his fans to be a vampire himself. But book sales are down because he has been without love for over 30 years and just doesn’t have that spark of romance left in him. Until he meets Kevin, a disbelieving young man, desperate for a job, who is brought in by Danton’s agent to try to lighten up his life and heat up his prose.

Release Blitz ~ Angels and Man-Beasts by T.L. West (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Angels and Man-Beasts by T.L. West  (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title:  Angels and Man-Beasts
Series:Author: T.L. West
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: October 16, 2017
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 22000
Genre: Paranormal, angels, were-creatures, banshees, fantasy, paranormal, explicit, gay, mythical creatures, gods, shifters

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Synopsis



Zachary is an ordinary young gay man. He works for his father, has a crush on his straight roommate, and likes to procrastinate.

While visiting his aunt’s old cabin, he finds a wounded man, and the door to safety is forever closed. At first, Zachary doesn’t know what to make of the handsome stranger dressed as a knight, but he feels a connection with him.

Zachary’s life is turned upside down as his eyes are opened to the supernatural world. Not only must he survive dangerous man-beasts, but he is also forced to make sense of what it means to fall for an angel, and involve himself in a war between the Gods.

Review Tour: Picture Winter by Amy Aisling (Review + Giveaway)



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover Design: Melody Pond

Publisher: MLR Press

Length: 47,000 words approx.

Blurb

Do something new today.

Why he looks at his horoscope every day, Elias Hood doesn't know. It's all garbage, and no nickel fortune ever helped him climb all the way up the corporate ladder. He's about to make Vice President. Rocking the boat with "something new" is the last thing on his mind.


But there's this guy.


Ty Green can make friends with a tree and Elias can't help falling for his easy-going vibe and his perfect smile. He's a fellow Capricorn, like Elias, but that's as far as their similarities go. Ty works to live--he doesn't live to work. When Elias takes his horoscope's advice and asks Ty out, both men are in for a shock. But as Elias's walls start to come down, they might just realize that they have more in common than they think. In fact, they might even want the exact same thing.


Who knows? Maybe horoscopes aren't just trash after all.

Release Blitz: In Over Our Heads by CJane Elliott (Review + Giveaway)

Title:  In Over Our Heads
Series: Stories from the Shore
Author: CJane Elliott
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 16, 2017
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 67,000
Genre: Romance, Second Chances, Vacation

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Synopsis


Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing the night away with a series of Mr. Right Nows. But he’s given up on his own happy ending. A bad breakup years ago made him a secret cynic about love… until he runs into Walter Elkins—the boy who broke his teenaged heart—on a scuba-diving vacation in Key West. Suddenly, Anthony’s reasons for shunning romance no longer hold much water. Being with Walter again forces Anthony to get serious—about himself, his worth, and his heart’s desires.

Brilliant and self-contained, scientist Walter Elkins prefers deep thoughts to other people. He’s a good boss and a model citizen, but Walter doesn’t let anyone get close. After a tragedy drove him out of his science career, Walter landed in Key West and became owner of a dive shop and a bar. Things are fine until Anthony Vallen—the only person who ever penetrated his defenses—shows up, and Walter’s calm, controlled life capsizes. He and Anthony have a second chance for love, but Walter must confront the old fears that threaten to torpedo their happiness.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Release Blitz: Shiver by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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SURPRISE!

SHIVER, an all-new dark and sexy MM standalone from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is LIVE!

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Title: Shiver

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Publication Date: October 15th

Wide-eyed and innocent, you stumbled into my world, never knowing the danger that lurked within. The Wolfe’s Den is no place for a little lamb, but you came anyway, and from the moment you stepped inside, you were mine.
In my life there are no happy accidents. Every move is carefully orchestrated. Every situation premeditated. That’s what makes the hunt so intoxicating.
What you need, I become.
What you crave, I will give.
Except the one thing you desire above all else—love.
Everything I told you is true—I’m not a good man, but you choose what you want to hear.
You shouldn’t have come that night. Maybe then you’d be safe. But it’s too late now.
I want you because you remind me of him. I need you to give me back what I lost.
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Blog Tour: Nocturne by Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt (Review + Giveaway)


Nocturne
By Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt

Release Date: October 12, 2017
Contact: Irene Preston (irenepreston@gmail.com)
                Liv Rancourt (livrancourt@yahoo.com)

Purchase it at: 

Special Release Pricing
Vespers (Book 1) - $0.99 reg. $3.99
Bonfire (Book 1.5) - $0.99 reg. $2.99
Nocturne (Book 2) - $2.99 reg. $4.99



Blurb

It's Mardi Gras, cher, but this year le bon temps kick off with murder…

For generations, the White Monks have treated the vampire Thaddeus Dupont as a weapon in their battle against demons. However, when a prominent matron drops dead at a party, Thaddeus and his lover Sarasija are asked to find her killer. Their investigation leads them to an old southern family with connections everywhere: Louisiana politics, big business, the Church, and an organization just as secret as the White Monks.

Meanwhile, an esoteric text containing spells for demon-summoning has disappeared, Thaddeus is losing control of le monstre, and Sara is troubled by disturbing dreams. These nightmares could be a side-effect of dating a vampire, or they could be a remnant of his brush with evil. As the nights wear on, Sara fears they are a manifestation of something darker – a secret that could destroy his relationship with Thaddeus.

Release Day Review ~ The Fireman's Pole by Sue Brown (Giveaway)

Release Day Review ~ The Fireman's Pole by Sue Brown


Title: The Fireman's Pole

Author: Sue Brown

Release Date: October 15, 2017
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
Pages: 220

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The flames of passion rise for the lord of the manor.
It’s springtime in Calminster village, but things are already heating up. Sexy firefighter Dale Maloney is new to the local station. When Dale backs the company fire engine into the village maypole, he attracts the ire—and attention—of Benedict Raleigh, the Baron Calminster.
Soon after meeting Dale, Ben breaks off his relationship with his girlfriend, and the sparks between Ben and Dale are quickly fanned into flames.
Unfortunately the passion between the two men isn’t the only blaze in the village. An arsonist’s crimes are escalating, and it’s up to Dale and his crew to stop them. Meanwhile, as they investigate, an unscrupulous business partner attempts to coerce Ben into marrying his daughter. The May Day parade is around the corner, but they have plenty of fires to put out before Ben can finally slide down the fireman’s pole.


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

After a secretive break-up with his fellow firefighter, Dale takes the first job available somewhere away from his ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. Dale ends up in small-town Calminster. But after some mistakes, Dale has not made a good impression on the Baron of Calminster. The two clash from the first meeting, but as they see each other more, they can no longer deny the attraction.

Both characters took a little time to like. Dale was easier but he was so awkward. His first week on the job was awkward and I felt so bad for him. Ben really seemed like quite the a-hole and took a lot longer for me to like. Once getting to know him, his behavior made sense and he turned out to be a caring, down-to-earth man. Dale and Ben were a sweet couple and I enjoyed watching them find love.

There was a little mystery in the story and I would have loved more of it. It was a very small part of the story and did not overtake the love story taking place. Other than the arsonist, Calminster seemed a great place to live. I actually didn’t read the blurb for this book but the title of the book gave me a laugh and I couldn’t pass it up. And I was not disappointed in the story! This was a sweet romance with more of a HFN ending but you can definitely draw the conclusion that Ben and Dale got their HEA.

Rating: 4 stars






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Audiobook Review ~ Cleansing Flame by Andrew Grey

Audiobook Review ~ Cleansing Flame by Andrew Grey



Title: Cleansing Flame

Series: Rekindled Flame: Book Two
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Michael Pauley
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Length: 6 hours, 10 minutes



Life has been grinding Dayne Mills down almost for as long as he can remember. First he lost the love of his life in an accident that also left him with a permanent injury, and then his mother passed away a year later. When his house burns to the ground, it’s the last straw. He can’t take any more, and if it wasn’t for kind and handsome firefighter Lawson Martin offering him a hand up and a place to stay, he doesn’t know what he’d do. Dayne would love for his relationship with Lawson to evolve into something beyond charity, but he knows going after a man so far out of his league will only lead to yet more heartache. It’s best to just keep his mind on his research.
It’s that research that leads Dayne to an old student journal that not only provides clues to the Native American heritage Lawson has been searching for, but chronicles a century-old love story. The tale that unfolds might be just what Dayne and Lawson need to remind them that no matter how dark life becomes, love can find a way to shine through.

Audiobook Review ~ Heart Unseen by Andrew Grey

Audiobook Review ~ Heart Unseen by Andrew Grey


Title: Heart Unseen

Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Release Date: July 10, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Length: 7 hours, 10 minutes

As a stunningly attractive man and the owner of a successful chain of auto repair garages, Trevor is used to attention, adoration, and getting what he wants. What he wants tends to be passionate, no-strings-attached flings with men he meets in clubs. He doesn’t expect anything different when he sets his sights on James. Imagine his surprise when the charm that normally brings men to their knees fails to impress. Trevor will need to drop the routine and connect with James on a meaningful level. He starts by offering to take James home instead of James riding home with his intoxicated friend.
For James, losing his sight at a young age meant limited opportunities for social interaction. Spending most of his time working at a school for the blind has left him unfamiliar with Trevor’s world, but James has fought hard for his independence, and he knows what he wants. Right now, that means stepping outside his comfort zone and into Trevor’s heart.
Trevor is also open to exploring real love and commitment for a change, but before he can be the man James needs him to be, he’ll have to deal with the pain of his past.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

AotM: Second to None & A Holiday to Remember by Felice Stevens (Review+Giveaway)




Second to None
The Breakfast Club, Book 3

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Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Cover Photo: Stock Photo
Release Date: January 28, 2016


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Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool. 

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day. 

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.  

Release Tour: The Longing by Piper Davenport (Review + Giveaway)

Title: The Longing
Series: Dogs of Wolfpack #2
Author: Piper Davenport
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 10, 2017 


She wants only him…
For as long as she can remember, Poppy has loved only one man. Devon Wallace has been her knight in shining leather ever since he rescued her from a date gone wrong. She can’t envision a future without him, but she’s convinced he still thinks of her as the pesky twelve-year-old who used to follow him around.
He can have anyone but her…
Devon "Sparky" Wallace has spent the better part of a decade trying to keep his hands off his uncle’s step-daughter, Poppy, and living by the code of the brotherhood. He’s not about to break the rules, no matter how much he fantasizes about the sexiest woman on the planet.
But when her connection to him puts her life in jeopardy, he must figure out a way to save her without breaking the club’s code, even if that means losing her forever.
18+ for language and sexual situations…

Audiobook Release Blitz ~ Vows Series Part 1 & 2 by Addison Albright

Audiobook Release Blitz ~ Vows Series Part 1 & 2 by Addison Albright and Narrated by David Gilmore




Narrated By: David Gilmore 

'Til Death Do Us Part - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Audible US | Audible UK

Length: 8hrs 3 mins

Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.

The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes, and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive as well?

Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?

Review Tour: First Season by RJ Scott and V.L. Locey (Giveaway)





Length: 55,700 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Harrisburg Railers Series

Changing Lines (Book #1) - Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | Smashwords | B&N | iTunes

Blurb

Layton wants success, Adler wants family, how can love make both these things possible?


Layton Foxx works hard for what he has. The condo, the career, the chance to make his mark, is all down to the sacrifices he has made. With tragedy in his past, he doesn’t want or need love. Then he meets Adler Lockhart, the extroverted, sexy winger for the Harrisburg Railers and abruptly he can’t avoid love even if he wanted to.


Adler Lockhart has had everything handed to him his whole life. Cars, villas, cash, college tuition at the finest Ivy League schools. The only things he doesn’t have are parents who care or the love of a good man. Then Layton walks into his privileged life and shows him what real love can be like.

Blog Tour: How The Warrior Claimed by Nicole René (Review + Giveaway)




Title: How The Warrior Claimed (Falling Warriors Series, Book 2) 
Author: Nicole René 
Genre: Dark Historical Romance 
Release Date: October 8, 2017 
Cover Designer: Marisa Shor, Cover Me Darling 





HE was the chief’s cousin…

Namoriee knew the only way to protect herself against the blond-haired gentle giant was to stay away. The way her heart pounded and her insides fluttered when he was near could only lead to disaster.

Two years ago he made a promise to her that she never thought he intended to keep.

She was wrong. 

SHE was the handmaiden…

Tyronian wanted Namoriee even when he knew he couldn’t have her. The need to possess her was so deep, it took every ounce of mental and physical strength he had to keep the promise he made to her that stormy night.

He promised he would wait until she was older.

He promised her two years.

But now… time’s up. 

Namoriee wants nothing to do with him but he has no plans on stopping until she’s in his bed, and he’s in her heart.

She will be his. Forever.

Whether she likes it or not.

Book Blast: My Always, My Forever by Taylor Rylan (Review + Excerpt)

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MY ALWAYS, MY FOREVER
MEN OF CROOKED BEND SERIES, BOOK 1
TAYLOR RYLAN
M/M ROMANCE
RELEASE DATE: 06.15.17
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COVER DESIGN: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art

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Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Wyoming did not provide Simon Redfeather with a whole lot of opportunities to explore his sexuality. From a young age he’d known he was interested in men but wondered if he’d ever find someone to settle down with. Though he wanted to stretch his wings, he knew the ranch was his life and he’d inevitably follow his heart back home. Would he be able to find love with someone that could give as good as they get and love the land as much as he did?
Sean Welsh considered himself lucky that he’d grown up with two dads because coming out had been a breeze. Never wanting to trade in on the privilege of their last name, Sean and his identical twin wanted to forge their own path and open their own architectural firm in Jackson, Wyoming. He never expected Simon Redfeather, one of his new clients, to be a gorgeous, sexy, honest to god cowboy. With Simon pushing all his hot buttons, he finds himself wishing he wasn’t the shy twin and yearns to be daring, like his older brother.
The attraction is instant but are Simon and Sean willing to risk everything in order to find their other half?
My Forever, My Always is the first book in the Men of Crooked Bend series. Each book in the series will focus on a different couple but will be better enjoyed as a series as the couples all make appearances in each book. Each book contains sexually explicit material between two men and are intended for adults over 18.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Release Blitz: Absolution by Avelyn Paige (Excerpt)



IT'S LIVE!



RICCA

You can’t outrun your past, a mistake I learned the hard way.

Stripped of my innocence in the middle of the Californian desert, I waited for death. 
Then he appeared.
My vengeful angel. 

He’s everything I’m not.
He’s everything I want.
He’s everything I can never have.

RATCHET

I will not let my past define me.

Abandoned by my mother as a child, I would be dead if it weren’t for Jagger. He took me into the Heaven’s Rejects and saved my life. 
Now I want to save hers.

The superficial cuts and bruises on her delicate skin, don’t compare to the pain lurking in her heart.
The pain I want to save her from.
Somehow, I will find a way to get through to her.

Come hell or high water, she will be mine.