Thursday, December 8, 2016

Release Blitz: Saving Jason by K.C. Wells (Review + Giveaway)

Release Blitz: Saving Jason by K.C. Wells (Review + Giveaway)

Author: K.C. Wells

Length: 31,300 words

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 


When David Merrow is given the task of finding a suitable soup kitchen so his company can improve their PR, he realizes he needs help. He turns to Jason Garton, the owner of the coffee house that David visits every morning. Funny how it took David so long to notice all the food and beverages Jason gives away to the homeless. Because until then, Jason had been almost invisible.

But the more David learns about him, the more intrigued he becomes. There’s something about the selfless, lonely older man that pulls David in, and what began as work becomes so much more.

In the Spotlight with Bayou Book Junkie ~ Author Mia Kerick (Giveaway)

In the Spotlight with Bayou Book Junkie ~ Author Mia Kerick

Hi Mia Kerick and welcome to Bayou Book Junkie. Mia has been published since 2012, and has 20 novels to date. I recently discovered her lovely but dark take on a fairy tale, In A Gilded Cage, which was good enough to set me nosing about her (yes, I do a lot of nosing, but that’s how BBJ gets to bring you this kind of good stuff!) and tracking down more of her books.

Mia is married to a guy who some may call Job, and is mum to 4 children of the two-legged variety, and to 4 of the four-legged variety. And now, without further ado, here’s Mia herself to tell us about everything else I failed to come up with.

BBJ: Mia, please tell us all about yourself and the herd you’re wrangling in between the writing. 

Mia: Hi BBJ!! Thrilled to be here today!! Before I was a mom, I was a middle school teacher. It got me ready for the tough job ahead of parenting. I have four kids—and I’m so proud of all of them. My oldest, Ali, is at Harvard Law School. She is so smart—Mr. Mia and I have no idea where she gets the brilliance from but we are happy to take some credit! My second, Demi, is a dancer. She is at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance where she is studying modern dance and ballet. Before that, she lived in NYC and attended online high school so she could study ballet and modern, and she is also an amazing tap dancer. Check her out on Youtube Demi Remick. Girl #3 is Sisi, at Boston College, my Alma Mater, trying to figure out what she wants to major in. She is especially interested in Special Olympics leadership. We’ll see. Number four is my only boy, a junior in high school. He just was accepted into National Honor Society and is an athlete and a scholar, and a very good, funny kid. My hands have been full as their at-home mother, but there is much more time for me to write as each year passes. Which is happy and sad.

BBJ: So, you’ve confessed to having a thing for 80s guys with big hair (though admittedly, perhaps not in quite those words, LOL!) – would you also confess to owning novels with that 80s cover model, Fabio? You know, Mia, he of the flowing blond locks, blousy shirts, oiled abs and chiselled jaw? 😉
Mia: Haha! Before I started reading LGBTQ romance and YA fiction, I read my share of books with Fabio-inspired covers. I really loved historical romance, and Fabio made the perfect cover model.

Release Blitz: Torch by Leann Ashers

Release Blitz: Torch by Leann Ashers (Teasers)

Title: Torch
Author: LeAnn Ashers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: December 8



One moment, one ordinary day changed my life and led me to my forever.

Three guys tried to kidnap me.

One man saved me.

I was beyond scared. Being blind, I was already terrified of my every move, the unknown frightening.

His name is Torch. Once he decided I was his, he didn't let me go. Torch became everything to me: my protector, my safe haven, my husband, lover, and most of all, the father to my babies. He made me see that I didn't have to be afraid of my every step, because he would always be there to catch me before I fell.

Torch is the Vice President of the Devils Souls MC. The men are violent and scary, but I learned to trust them, because above everything else, their women are protected. They became my family. My only family.

Blog Tour: Truly a Miracle by Derrick Knight (Excerpt)

Blog Tour: Truly a Miracle by Derrick Knight (Excerpt)



TITLE: Truly A Miracle 

SERIES: The Innkeeper Series 

AUTHOR: Derrick Knight 

COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante 

LENGTH: 251 Pages 

RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2016 

BLURB: Dustin Hurst and Nathaniel Schmitt were happy when Nathaniel’s sister Natalie agreed to be their surrogate.  Both men were elated finding out that she was pregnant with twins.  Their dreams of becoming parents finally coming true, until one day, Natalie goes into preterm labor.  

Diana and Niles Hurst-Schmitt enter the world over two months premature. Immediately they’re transported to a nearby children’s hospital where doctors soon discover both twins have life threatening complications requiring surgical intervention.

During their children’s hospitalization, Dustin and Nathaniel grow fond of the many talented healthcare professionals working to heal their newborns, including the attractive dietitian Matt Bachmeier.  They think it’s only a matter of time before their babies are well enough to come home. Unfortunately, fate has other plans for the tiny infants resulting in Dustin and Nathaniel unexpectedly embarking on a terrifying journey witnessing their children fighting for their lives. 

As their medical crisis continues to unfold, Dustin and Nathaniel pray for a miracle their family so desperately needs. 


2016 Advent Calendar Review ~ Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights by Thianna Durston

2016 Advent Calendar Review ~ Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights by Thianna Durston

Title: Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights

Author: Thianna Durston

Category: Holiday, Humor, Contemporary
Pages: 39

Former US Marine John Ving hates everything about holiday displays: they’re tacky, they waste energy, and they’re an eyesore. So what does his new neighbor do? He sets up the holiday spectacle from hell, and he doesn’t seem to care which holiday—he has a menorah, a baby Jesus, a Santa, and everything in between. Not to mention it’s swathed in enough lights his house is probably visible from space.
High-school teacher Kaden Melling loves the holidays, and huge light displays on his lawn make his heart glow. He’d love to share some cheer—and maybe some kinky fun—with his smoking hot neighbor John. Odd things start to happen to his displays, but just as he begins to think life is going his way, with the holidays and with John, a Grinch destroys everything.
It’s gonna take the display-hating John to set things right—and what he has planned might blow Kaden’s mind.

Audiobook Tour ~ Snowed In by Teodora Kostova ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Audiobook Tour  ~ Snowed In by Teodora Kostova ~ (Review, Excerpt, Book Trailer + Giveaway)


Title: Snowed In
Author: Teodora Kostova
Release Date: November 14th 2016
Genre: Audiobook, Contemporary MM Romance



Be careful what you wish for...
Nate has been in love with Quinn, his brother’s best friend, for as long as he can remember. But when he finally gets the chance to show Quinn how he feels, his heart gets broken in the most unexpected way.
Second chances come when you least expect them...
Quinn doesn’t believe in miracles, especially not Christmas ones. When he decides to win Nate back he knows it won’t be easy. The last thing he expects is a health scare, a road trip and a vicious snow storm to work in his favor.
In the end, a cabin in the woods turns out to be not only the shelter they desperately need, but also Quinn's very own Christmas miracle.
Sometimes, to forgive, you need to get snowed in…

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Release Day Reviews ~ Seven Minutes by Grace Kilian Delaney

Release Day Reviews ~ Seven Minutes by Grace Kilian Delaney

Title: Seven Minutes

Author: Grace Kilian Delaney

Release Date: December 7, 2016

Category: Contemporary
Pages: 55

Can love be found in seven minutes?
Heavy metal singer Stone Manson never acknowledged his attraction to men. But when he meets sexy cross-dresser Devon at a party and spends Seven Minutes in Heaven with him, he can’t deny his reaction. His confusion leads him to mess up—big time—with Devon, but after some soul-searching, Stone decides to do whatever it takes to show Devon he’s worth the risk.

Devon’s got a thing for hot, tattooed rock stars—just not the sexually conflicted and closeted ones. Stone’s persistence has Devon warming up to the idea of the singer in his bed, and maybe even in his life, until a threat emerges from Devon’s past. Now it’s Devon’s turn to trust Stone or both their lives could be in jeopardy.

Release Day Review: Tru Burn by Edie Danford

Release Day Review: Tru Burn (Ember Peak ~ Book Two) by Edie Danford 

Title:  Tru Burn
Series: Ember Peak Book Two
Author: Edie Danford
Publisher: Edie Danford
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Pairing: Male/Male
Genre: Romance


As snow flies across Ember Peak, Jones and Tru are making their own kind of warmth, but a family secret could send a chill over their future plans.

Jones Hudson is ending the year the right way. He’s taking his sexy fiancĂ© and his sweet dog on a fun road-trip to visit his mom’s new family. He’s found a groove with new friends at Ember Peak Ranch and his job at a local diner. And, best of all, he’s regularly basking in the flame-hot love of Tru Larkin.

But things go unexpectedly wrong when Jones uncovers news that may change life at Ember Peak forever. And when the secret detonates, the after-burn is more painful than he or Tru could have imagined.

Tru knows it might be too late to save the season, but he’s determined to move forward with his planned surprise for Jones. When a blizzard knocks out power at Ember Peak, he’s forced to rethink his ideas on giving and forgiving.

Maybe it’s the gift of a simple vow that will burn brightest on a dark, starless night.

Release Day Review ~ Cowboys Don't Come Out by Tara Lain

Release Day Review ~ Cowboys Don't Come Out by Tara Lain

Title: Cowboys Don't Come Out

Author: Tara Lain
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Category: Western, Holiday
Pages: 200

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.
Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

Release Day Review ~ The Unlikely Prospect by Lex Chase

Release Day Review~ The Unlikely Prospect by Lex Chase

Title: The Unlikely Prospect
Author: Lex Chase
Release Date: December 7, 2016Category: Contemporary
Pages: 126

In Prospect Harbor, Maine, lobsterman Harper Cook has always loved the sea. He and his two brothers work the harbor waters, in a fishing village of one thousand where everybody knows everybody else’s business and nobody wants to be different.
When it’s time for the annual Men of Maine pinup calendar, Harper’s brothers eagerly volunteer him. Harper isn’t thrilled to bare it all to raise money for an elementary school playground—until he meets out-and-proud Los Angeles out-a-statah Sean Blackburn: the highly available first-grade teacher with Hollywood heartthrob looks.
Harper has no desire to ever stand out from the crowd, but Sean persists and earns Harper’s friendship. Through Sean, Harper opens up to new possibilities. Things get steamy, but Harper still protects his heart. Though the right pressure in the right place might crack even a loner lobsterman out of his shell.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

2016 Advent Calendar Review ~ The Stockings Were Hung by Cassie Sweet

2016 Advent Calendar Review ~ The Stockings Were Hung by Cassie Sweet

Title: The Stockings Were Hung
Author: Cassie Sweet

Category: Holiday, Contemporary
Pages: 44

Hill hates Christmas.
The shoppers. The cheer. The drama. All of it.
Each holiday season is a painful reminder that seven years before, his lover, Drew, walked out of his life and moved across the country, leaving Hill like a cup of rotten eggnog. Now Drew is back and wants Hill to put a little jingle in his bells. Well, not this Scrooge.
Drew admits he moved to get away from Hill—but not for the reasons Drew gave him all those years ago. Some of his best memories are of Christmases he celebrated with Hill, and he wants nothing more than to spend a little holly jolly with the only man he’s ever loved. However, getting Hill to agree to a reunion is going to take a Christmas miracle.

Release Day Review ~ Hell Takes a Holiday by Kiernan Kelly

Release Day Review ~ Hell Takes a Holiday by Kiernan Kelly

Title: Hell Takes a Holiday

Author: Kiernan Kelly

Release Date: December 7, 2016
Category: Paranormal: Angels/Demons
Pages: 48

Despite a major setback, Lucifer has no time to feel sorry for himself. Running Hell is a monumental task, even though he’s taken steps to modernize it with technology like closed-circuit cameras and security systems.
As he struggles with his infernal issues, an unannounced visitor threatens to break his black heart. Lucifer hasn’t seen Uriel since his Fall, but he remembers how much he loved Uriel and how betrayed he felt when Uriel didn't stand with him during the War.
Uriel has been sent to inspect the changes Lucifer has made and report back to Heaven. Lucifer has no choice but to give Uriel a guided tour of the Nine Circles, and all the feelings come rushing back.
Uriel hasn't forgotten Lucifer either, and they pick up where they left off—with enough sizzle to rival the hottest of hell's fires. But their reunion will be short-lived, unless Uriel relinquishes his halo—which Lucifer is unwilling to let him do.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.

Release Blitz ~ Snow In Montana by RJ Scott (Review + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Snow In Montana (Montana #4) by RJ Scott

Author: RJ Scott

Length: 54,000 words

Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Buy Links: Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK


An actor in the closet, a sheriff in love, and memories that won't stay hidden.

Jordan Darby is known as the King of Christmas. The star of eight made-for-TV Christmas movies, the leading man who always gets his girl. Filming at Crooked Tree Ranch in Montana, in the ice and snow, Jordan is fighting to make a go of his new company and dealing with fears of exposure over one huge secret. After all, who the hell would buy into him being a romantic straight lead if rumors about him being gay were proven to be true. Ryan Carter is advising on the new movie being made at Crooked Tree. He hoped this would be one day of work and nothing more. Until, that is, he meets the hero. But while Jordan is sexy, he's also very much stuck in the closet - everything that Ryan doesn't need in his life. And then lust becomes part of the equation, and Ryan's quiet life is thrown into turmoil.

Their story unfolds against the chaos that overtakes the ranch, with Adam regaining memories that terrify him and make him look at Justin differently, and Justin leaving the ranch to make things right. Only through trusting in love and friendship can Justin and Adam learn to look to the future instead of letting the past destroy everything. But will they ever see clearly enough to do that?

Cover Reveal ~ Painted On My Heart by Kindle Alexander ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Cover Reveal ~ Painted On My Heart by Kindle Alexander ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)
Title: Painted On My Heart
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: Coming Soon
Artist Kellus Hardin let love and loyalty cloud his past decisions, a mistake he definitely won’t make again. Now, lost and alone, he’s left to pick up the shattered pieces of his broken heart while facing the truth of his reality. 
Arik Layne exudes power, confidence, and determination. But when an encounter with the guarded artist shakes him to the core and alters all his future goals, he finds more than just his heart on the line. 
For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option. 
All Arik wants is to make the artist his. 
Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Virtual Tour ~ Clickbait by E.J. Russell ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Virtual Tour ~ Clickbait by E.J. Russell ~ (Giveaway)

Hi everyone, this is E.J. Russell! Thank you so much for joining me as I celebrate the release of Clickbait, my first contemporary novel with Riptide Publishing! 

About Clickbait

After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.

Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications.

Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.

Blog Tour ~ A Collection of Christmas Stories by RJ Scott ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ A Collection of Christmas Stories by RJ Scott ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" and I LOVE it! There's something special about Christmas stories and as you can see, I also love writing them :)

In no particular order here they are:

Note: *** All books were provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author for our reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***



(Mending A Broken Heart)




After having his heart broken by his boyfriend, David buys a plane ticket and runs away from New York to the farthest place possible. He finds himself on the other side of the Atlantic, in a small country that’s as beautiful as it is frozen in time.
David’s successful career as a writer has stalled. His muse seems to have abandoned him; all he can think of is Steven’s harsh words about him and his neediness. So he retreats to a house in the middle of a beautiful mountain range, perched on a bay of crystalline, blue-green waters — the same one where he and Steven had planned to go and spend a romantic getaway together. Maybe Steven is right. Maybe David is pitiful and can’t do anything right.
Still jet lagged and questioning himself, David meets Manuel, a Portuguese hunk whose body looks like Michelangelo himself chiseled it. He’s handsome, easygoing, and exudes an aura of self-confidence that makes David want to know more about him. Manuel is everything David is not, and he finds himself drawn to him, his charisma pulling him ever closer.
But is Manuel enough to make him forget about his heartbreak and insecurities? Can David let go of his past?

Novelette, ~12K words