Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Virtual Tour ~ No Small Parts by Ally Blue ~ (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Virtual Tour ~ No Small Parts by Ally Blue ~ (Guest Post, Review + Giveaway)

Hello out there, lovely readers. I’m Ally Blue. Welcome to the blog tour for my new book, No Small Parts. It’s the latest addition to Riptide Publishing’s awesome Bluewater Bay universe. I love this story, I love my boys—Nat Horn and Rafael Cortez—and I’m excited to give y’all a glimpse behind the scenes. Thanks so much to my blog hosts for having me here, and thank you all for joining me!

About No Small Parts

Nat Horn is almost living the dream. His part as a werewolf extra on the hit show Wolf’s Landing has somehow turned into a regular role. Beautiful rising star Solari Praveen has taken an interest in him. He’s even making enough money to think about getting out of Bluewater Bay someday. Except his retired dad’s dependence on pain medications seems to be getting worse, and Nat’s the only one around to take care of him.

When Nat learns that Solari’s interest isn’t romantic, his disappointment is surprisingly short-lived, because in getting to know her, he also got to know her assistant, Rafael. And Rafael turns out to be the kind of friend—and potential boyfriend—Nat never dared to dream about.

Distracted by his astonishing new life, new friends, and new possibilities, Nat lets his guard down, and suddenly his life goes careening out of control. Racked by guilt, he tries to push his new friends away, but the bonds he’s formed are already too strong. In fact, they’re strong enough to pull him forward, into the future he’s been longing for—but to get there, he’ll have to let go of the past. 

Now available from Riptide Publishing.

3.5 Stars! 

A nice intro to this author, but it would have rated higher had there been an epilogue to it.
This is a nicely-written tale is quite a bit more than what the blurb suggests. It does follow the blurb, of course, but more than one character is undergoing self-discovery and more than one character gets time in this tale.

Solari, I felt for, because of how she was forced into living her life and what she nearly did to maintain her image, yet when she realised that her 'victim' was decent and that she couldn't use him, she became a real, supportive friend to him.

Raphael had so much more to him than suggested, as he was prepared to start low to be able to get up onto the ladder that would lead to his dream job, and his dreams being fulfilled, but he didn't tread on anyone or use anyone, and in the end, he got what he deserved.

Nat, poor, poor Nat who was left to deal with a family situation because he was the only unselfish one in said family. I felt for him, because one of the very few times he wasn't able to prioritise his family, something life-changing happened.

I liked how all the characters were there for each other, supporting each other without asking for anything in return. This perhaps wasn't strictly a romance, but a tale within a TV series set, where everyone was family of sorts.

ARC courtesy of Riptide Publishing for my reading pleasure.

About Ally Blue

Ally Blue is acknowledged by the world at large (or at least by her heroes, who tend to suffer a lot) as the Popess of Gay Angst.

She has a great big suggestively-shaped hat and rides in a bullet-proof Plexiglas bubble in Christmas parades. Her harem of manwhores does double duty as bodyguards and inspirational entertainment. Her favorite band is Radiohead, her favorite color is lime green and her favorite way to waste a perfectly good Saturday is to watch all three extended version LOTR movies in a row.

Her ultimate dream is to one day ditch the evil day job and support the family on manlove alone. She is not a hippie or a brain surgeon, no matter what her kids’ friends say.

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To celebrate the release of No Small Parts, one lucky winner will receive an ebook from Ally’s backlist! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 24, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats on the new book Ally. I love the Bluewater Bay series.
    tankie44 at gmail dot com

  2. Thank you for the review! It sounds great!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Congrats on the release, I'm excited for another Bluewater book!

  4. Hi guys, thank you :D And thanks for the lovely review, so happy you enjoyed the book!

  5. Thanks for the review!


  6. congrats on the release