Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bayou Book Junkie Presents: Haunted Halloween On The Bayou ~ Tons of Prizes!!

Bayou Book Junkie Presents: Haunted Halloween On The Bayou ~ Tons of prizes to be won!!

Hey y'all,

We want to wish you all a very Happy Halloween with some great giveaways!! We will be giving away some amazing eBooks, some Dreamspinner Press Gift Vouchers and also the really cool prize of 2 signed paperbacks! To enter please go to Bayou Book Junkie's Facebook Page, check out the pinned post at the top of the page and follow the instructions. 

**Please Note** The signed paperbacks are only eligible for Residents inside the Continental U.S. 

We will pick winners on November 1st. 

I'd like to thank my co-bloggers and associate-blogger Mari, Jaymie and Heather for their donations, as well as Lane Hayes for the generous donation of her signed paperback and last, but not least Devon McCormack for taking the time to sign and ship his book for me. Good luck and have a happy and safe Halloween!! 

🕸🎃👻~ Tracy 🕸🎃👻


Promo Post: Kieran by Toni Griffin (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Kieran, by Toni Griffin

Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Author: Toni Griffin
Cover Artist: Freddy MacKay
Length: 84,651 words
Format: eBook
Release Date: 19th October 2016
Pairing: MM
Price: $5.99


"You need to go to Atherton," they said. Easy for them. The higher-ups at headquarters don't have their whole world on the line. When Detective Damon Kelly's bosses send him across the state on a "simple" cyber fraud case, he never thinks he'd meet his mate, then risk losing Kieran by doing his job. No matter what other possible angles Damon works, his partner Grant Davis is sure Kieran's best friend Corey's their guy, and Grant is bent on bringing him in.

After the birth of their Alpha's son, the Atherton Pack needs another beta. Kieran Baxter couldn't be happier to accept. What Kieran doesn't expect is for all hell to break loose his first week on the job. Clashing with his mate at every turn, and fighting a human cop who wants to arrest Corey for hacking a government database, wasn't part of the plan either.

As more evidence piles up, a bigger, scarier picture comes into focus that could threaten not only the Atherton Pack, but everything the world knows.

The Atherton Pack, Book Four

Series Info (if applicable):

The Atherton Pack
Book 1: Liam
Book 2: Ben
Book 3: Corey


Friday, October 21, 2016

Release Boost: Chasing the High by Beth Michele (Review + Giveaway)

Title: Chasing the High
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 17, 2016


Left at the altar. Dumped. Abandoned. Jilted.

That only happened in books. Fictional disasters like the kind I wrote. It wasn’t supposed to happen to me, Sam Stone. My life was supposed to be orderly. Organized. Perfect.

But I had no control over my fiancé’s decision to leave me.

What better place to be alone while nursing my broken heart than in paradise, right? Two weeks of sandy beaches and tranquil waters to quietly rethink my life.

That's what I thought anyway—until Drew Mariano came along and shook everything up. He shook me up.

He made me forget myself. And that was good.

He made me want to take chances. And that was hard.

He made me feel high on life. And that was amazing.

But I was afraid…the higher I got…

the harder

I was going

to fall…

Foster An Author hosted by Isa&Jo Loves Books Day Five ~ Thanks to Aisling Mancy for being here this week!!

Foster An Author hosted by Isa&Jo Loves Books Day Five ~ Thanks to Aisling Mancy for being here this week!!

Hi, I’m Aisling “Ash” Mancy! I’m lucky enough to have been adopted by Bayou Book Junkie this week for Jo&Isa Love Books Foster an Author week! I love my new parents! I’m headed to Gay Rom Lit Retreat this week and I’ll be sharing these posts every day. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway!

Many people ask who my favorite author is and it’s an impossible question to answer. Setting aside my grandfather, a most versatile author and screenplay writer, I can name three of my favorites. Isaac Asimov has always fascinated me. I often spend hours immersed in his stories. One of my all time favorites is “The Last Question” wherein the titular question is “How do we stop the universe from ending? Or, How can we conquer death?” In addition to Asimov, two other authors who fascinate me are Michael Crichton and Carl Sagan. Their abilities to weave science and the salient questions of ‘who are we and what are we made up of’ into fiction is extraordinary and impressive. Intrigued by the advents of cloning, stem cell research, genetic engineering (gene splicing), eugenics, and the human genome project, I often delve into the ethical, legal, and social implications associated with these sciences.

In my upcoming novel, Shooting Star, set a millennium from now, a human-Jupitarian hybrid avoids destruction by the human government by hunting down and assassinating his kind. He secretly defies the human government in a number of ways and is able to keep his subversive endeavors clandestine until he needs the help of a human geneticist to save a young hybrid’s life. It’s a hot, sexy love story. Honest!

In my upcoming novel, Aeromancer, book two in the Morality of Magick Series, set far off into the future, a wraith is tasked with saving illegal cargo of the most unique kind.

Then, I’ll be writing some serious steampunkery and am scheduled to write for Dreamspinner’s Order of the Black Knights! All of it with an element of romance. Because.... well, ROMANCE!

Each of my books contains action, suspense, and romance, no matter the genre! 2017 is an action-packed year for me!

Blog Tour ~ Tempting Tristan (Tristan Brewer Harborside Nights #3) by Melissa Foster ~ (Review)

Blog Tour ~ Tempting Tristan (Tristan Brewer Harborside Nights #3) by Melissa Foster ~ (Review)

Date of Publication: October 19, 2016


Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, lovable alpha heroes.


Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try to figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that's never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he's beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar...

Alex has spent eight years in the army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He's guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star for the incident that nearly cost him his life—and kept him from his grandmother's funeral. But all he wants to do is live the life he's always dreamed of and forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn't necessarily accept.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together, the hotter the flames burn. But the closer they become, the more Alex's walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex's physical scars aren't the ones that run the deepest.

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.

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Audio Book Tour ~ In Another Life, Eight Days and All of Me by Cardeno C. ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

Audio Book Tour ~ In Another Life, Eight Days and All of Me by Cardeno C. ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

In Another Life & Eight Days Audiobook

In Another Life & Eight Days

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: John Solo, Nick J. Russo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:07-26-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

In Another Life
At age 18 Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn't leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny - the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: The life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis' side, Shiloh will find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for.
Second edition.

Blog Tour ~ The Viscount And The Artist by Alyson Pearce ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ The Viscount And The Artist by Alyson Pearce ~ Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Length: 299 pages


Andrew Cardwell is a man driven by duty to his country and to his family. After the death of his uncle, he's determined to provide security and stability for his family as the new Viscount Cardwell—even if that means marrying and producing an heir. Surprising himself, Andrew decides to sponsor a young artist named Jeremy for the season, to help him find a patron. What he doesn’t anticipate is how well Jeremy fits in his bed…and his life.

Jeremy Leighton knows what it’s like to be a disappointment. The only son of a vicar, he's refused to follow the path his father set for him, choosing his passion for art, instead. He accepts Andrew's proposal, hoping to prove to his father—and himself—that he can succeed as an artist. After spending time with Andrew in and out of bed, Jeremy struggles not to fall for the damaged viscount, knowing the season will likely end in Andrew's engagement. 

Between a meddling cousin, a widow on the hunt for a new husband, and their own doubts about the relationship, how can Andrew and Jeremy shed the expectations of others to find true happiness? 


Release Blitz: Must Like Spinach by Con Riley (Giveaway)

Con Riley - Must Like Spinach

Author: Con Riley

Release Date: October 21 2016

Length: 84,200 words

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 


Jon’s future in New York seems bright. He’s on the corporate fast track as an executive problem solver, but somehow he can’t help feeling hollow. Yearning for a life spent outdoors makes no sense if he wants to flourish in this city, nor does losing his cool with clients when they make bad decisions. Only leaving the East Coast behind for three months can save his business reputation.

His exile in Seattle has unexpected upsides. Jon’s rented home has a garden where his true passions blossom. It’s overgrown yet idyllic—perfect if he didn’t have to share it with another tenant. Tyler might be as cute as hell, and their landlady adores him, but Jon can’t let himself fall for someone who seems lazy.

Three months could be enough time to see Tyler clearly, but choosing which to nurture long-term—love or a business career—might take Jon longer than one summer.

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Release Day Review: The Disciple by Susan Laine

Title: The Disciple
Series: The Wheel Mysteries: Book Four
Author: Susan Laine
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Category: Murder Mystery
Pages: 200
Gus Goodwin witnesses a young man acting strangely at his occult shop—and a day later the same youth is found brutally murdered at a secluded Radical Faerie sanctuary in the mountains. Gus and his private detective boyfriend, Niall Valentine, once again find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.
First to cross their path is Professor Alex Kittridge, Gus’s ex-boyfriend. Then into the picture stumbles Autumnsong, the biggest enigma they’ve ever encountered, to complicate the already confusing case. As Gus and Niall try to decipher the meaning of the cryptic poems left at the murder scenes, their pasts not yet laid to rest put a strain on their relationship.
Gus and Niall must uncover a slew of secrets within a spiritual group of queer social rebels before the vile killer strikes again—or the investigation could very well end up being their last.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Release Blitz: House Rules by Rebecca Brooke (Teasers)

Title: House Rules
Series: Traded #2
Author: Rebecca Brooke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20
*Note: House Rules is a standalone novel in the Traded Series

I stuck my dick in a different woman every night.
They lined up, pawing at me. All of them wanting to be part of the bad boy prestige that was Miller Hawes.
Then they flipped the river…
And she was mine. Sexy, compelling and the first woman who didn’t fall at my feet. Why can’t I get her out of my head?
I need to focus on taking over the family business. Except all my attention is on one thing and one thing only.

Foster An Author hosted by Jo&Isa Love Books Day Four ~ Grotesque by Aisling Mancy ~ (Giveaway)

Foster An Author hosted by Jo&Isa Love Books Day Four ~ Grotesque by Aisling Mancy ~ (Giveaway)

Hi, I’m Aisling “Ash” Mancy! I’m lucky enough to have been adopted by Bayou Book Junkie this week for Jo&Isa Love Books Foster an Author week! I love my new parents! I’m headed to Gay Rom Lit Retreat this week and I’ll be sharing these posts every day. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway!

I write for adults, and I also write for youth under C. Kennedy. My favorite part of going to any convention is spending time with readers. The love, laughter, and warmth shared with readers is the very essence of living life to the fullest. I learn a lot from readers, and readers allow me to let down my hair (and I have a lot of it!) and allow me to relax. I love you guys!

One of my favorite things to do is to put fans in my books! Yes, you! Michael Thompson being the latest. He makes an appearance in Heartifact. In fact, Michael insists that each of my books include a Michael who resembles him. If you’d like to be in one of my books, don’t be shy! Email me and tell me who you’d like to be!

My obsessive curiosity has influenced my writing more than anything else. I have an absolute desire to know things. Doesn’t matter what things. Simply to know as many things as possible... no matter how useless the information may be. This has proven only to enhance imagination in my writing. If you’re looking to be in one of my books, be prepared. You never know who or what you’ll end up as!

While I do write contemporary stories, I prefer to write paranormal/fantasy and science fiction. Grotesque is a short story that originally appeared in the 2015 GayRomLit Anthology “From San Diego with Love.” It’s a contemporary story of a grotesque (commonly referred to as a gargoyle) who battles ancient enemies in present-day society. After reading the short story, fans clamored for more, and I’ll be turning it into a novel scheduled for release in 2017!

Thanks for joining us in celebrating Foster an Author week on Bayou Book Junkie!

Blog Tour ~ Touchdown (Day Series Book 1) by TS McKinney ~ (Reviews, Meet The Cast, Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Touchdown (Day Series Book 1) by TS McKinney ~ (Review, Meet The Cast, Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)
Title: Touchdown
Series: Game Day Series Book 1
Author: TS McKinney
Publisher - Dark Hollows Press
Genre: M/M Romance
Published: September 7, 2016
Alexander Bryant has lived his entire life making everyone else happy. After meeting Lincoln, will he have the courage to finally do what makes him happy?
Alexander – I like to consider myself a rebel – an ass-kicker that takes what he wants regardless of what others think. I make my own path and flip off the people who don’t agree. I laugh in the face of conflict. Nobody tells me what to do.
In reality, everything about me is a lie – past, present, and future. The Bryant family name requires certain things and all my decisions are based on those requirements. I like football, but the family name demands I love it. I want to be an artist, but the family name demands I be a lawyer. The family demands I fall in love with a nice girl, but I’m falling for, well, the opposite of nice AND girl. I’m a coward and a liar.
Lincoln – I like to imagine myself a loner – a cold heartless bastard that takes what he wants. I lived the biggest part of my life with parents that were ashamed of me for more reasons that one could begin to count, so I trust no one. I have a low tolerance for bullshit and hate liars. So why did I go and fall in love with the biggest liar of them all?

Release Blitz ~ Mission: Happy (A Texas Desires Novel) by Rylie Roberts ~ (Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Mission: Happy (A Texas Desires Novel) by Rylie Roberts ~ (Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)
Title - Mission: Happy
Series - A Texas Desires Novel
Author - Rylie Roberts
Genre -  Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date - October 20, 2016

A decorated war hero and top-ranked Navy SEAL sniper, Connor McDaniel, spends more time in combat than most. Phrases like ‘good versus evil,’ ‘right or wrong,’ and ‘God and country’ guide his every decision. When on a training assignment in a foreign land, Connor makes one faulty step, triggering a political international firestorm. Though he stands by his decision, and has the support of his commander, ultimately the country he has distinguishably served has no choice, but to bench him—permanently.

Award winning super-star, Julia Holly, seemed to have it all. With several number one blockbuster films, a few first place beauty pageant ribbons and the coveted all-time best Scream Queen trophy on her shelf, she easily conquered Hollywood. The only complication in her otherwise perfect life, the onetime brief encounter, with the hot military man of her dreams, who hadn’t paid her even the smallest amount of attention. When a chance meeting puts Connor McDaniel back in her path, she gives no hesitation in making a second introduction. 

While Connor’s sole focus rests on sidestepping the political landmines that threaten his career, an auburn haired angel appears out of nowhere, making him believe life can go on without the military. Yet, navigating the minefield of civilian life can be complicated. Does Connor dare believe in fairytales or will his heart and his dreams get caught in the crossfire?

Release Day Reviews: Turn the World Upside Down by Nyrae Dawn

Title: Turn the World Upside Down

Author: Nyrae Dawn
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Category: Contemporary, Gay, Teen Fiction
Pages: 200

Hunter Donovan’s life always seemed perfect, but there was something rotten beneath the shiny surface. When the truth comes out and his dad is sent to prison, Hunter can only react with anger. His rage boils out of control, leading to a violent incident at school, and then to Hunter being sent to a mental health facility—Better Days.

Hunter doesn’t see how therapy can help him. If it can’t change the past, what good is it? It’s not like he can go back in time, see the horrible things going on right under his nose, and put a stop to them. No, he should have found that strength when he had the chance, and now it’s too late.

There is a ray of light at Better Days, though, in the friendships Hunter forges. Anxiety-ridden Casey, uninhibited Rosie, recovering bulimic Bethany, and Stray, a self-harmer who’s never had a home, lighten Hunter’s feelings of isolation.

Despite the connections he’s forming—and even the love blossoming between him and Stray—Hunter can’t escape his shame and remorse. If Hunter can’t open up and find a way to deal with what happened, he might end up another casualty of mental illness, just like one of the friends he’s grown to love.

Release Day Review: Ethan by Ryan Loveless

Title: Ethan
Author: Ryan Loveless
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Category: Contemporary, Gay, Teen Fiction
Pages: 210

School-wide, fifteen-year-old Carter Stevenson is known as “that twitchy, stuttering kid” thanks to his Tourette’s syndrome. After a disastrous talent show places him at the center of attention, he dreams of disappearing. When his parents announce the family is moving cross-country, that dream comes true. He’ll lay low through the summer in his new quiet California town, and when school starts, he’ll keep to himself. No one will ever be the wiser.

He doesn’t anticipate Ethan.

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Hart, the neighbors’ older son, is a few years into recovery from a traumatic brain injury. He is sensitive, joyous, and uninhibited. To him, Carter moves like the music only Ethan sees. He knows he and Carter are destined to be best friends and then boyfriends, if only Carter would get on the same wavelength.

Carter isn’t sure about a social life, but as Ethan introduces him to a new world of friends who accept him, tics and all, he starts to see the bright side of not hiding away.

Adapted as a YA edition of the award-winning novel Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless.

Cover Reveal: The White Ribbon Collection Anthology

The White Ribbon Collection Anthology Cover Reveal

Genre: A Mix Of Romance And Erotica

This anthology is in support of Rape Crisis, a nationwide charity in the UK who provide specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. This charity does an amazing job and helps thousands of victims each year, hopefully with this anthology we can provide them with a little support. All proceeds of this anthology will be going towards the charity.

Meet The Authors Involved And Their Stories.