Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Tour ~ Shifting Gears by Riley Hart ~ (Excerpt, Teasers + Giveaway)

Book Tour ~ Shifting Gears by Riley Hart ~ (Excerpt, Teasers, Excerpt + Giveaway)
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Shifting Gears
A Crossroads Novel
Book 2
M/M Romance
Riley Hart
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Cover Designer: X Potion Designs 
Cover Photo: Stock Photo
Release Date: February 10, 2016
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Rod Nelson is used to being someone’s good time, and that’s fine with him. Spending his days at his adult toy store, Rods-N-Ends, he never knows who he’ll meet. The second Landon Harrison walks in, he has Rod’s full attention. It seems as if Landon wants him too, so why won't the man jump in the sack with him already?

Landon never thought he’d return home to the town where memories lurk around every corner. He has to admit, Rod makes the adjustment a lot easier. He keeps Landon laughing. Despite the fierce attraction between them, he’s not willing to risk his newfound friendship to get laid. 

 Neither man wants something serious, but the more they're together, the harder it is to keep their hands to themselves, until eventually they stop trying. 

But flings between friends are never simple, and as they attempt to shift gears, diving into their first relationship, they’re slammed with setbacks. If they want to truly move forward, before they hit the open road together, they’re going to have to let go of a past that could make them crash and burn.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Audiobook Blog Tour: Multiple titles by Cardeno C. (Audio Samples, Reviews + Giveaway)


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Jesse's Diner AudiobookJesse's Diner: Hope, Book 2

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: Paul Morey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook

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Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.
Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, 22-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend's father and mentor's widower and therefore off-limits.
Despite some challenges, 39-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He's extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life with. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another; all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.

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*** Audiobook provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Release Day Tour: Rustic Memory by Nic Starr (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Nic Starr’s second book in her RUSTIC series titled RUSTIC MEMORY is OUT today and she is here with us to tell you some more about it!
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Rustic Memory
Series: Rustic – Book Two
Author: Nic Starr
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis at Book Cover By Design
Length: 159 pages/48k words
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Genre: M/M Romance, Gay Romance, Contemporary, Australian
Blurb: Tyler Samuels had his reasons for leaving the country town where he grew up. He moved to the city, established a home and a career, and found love. Now Ty is in his early thirties, and as his life takes another tragic turn, he finds himself returning to the place he first ran from.
Mac McGrath has lived in Armidale all his life. He loves his family and his job as an electrician, running the family business. The only thing missing in his life is a relationship. When Ty, his teenage crush, arrives back in town, maybe he has found someone to love at last.
What starts as friends with benefits quickly turns to more for Mac, but Ty will need to let go of his memories if he is to learn to love again. But can Mac wait that long?
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“Hey.” Ty looked up from his desk and removed his glasses. “All finished?”
Mac nodded. “I got everything done I wanted to do today. I’ll be here early tomorrow to connect the transformers to the new lights while the electricity’s off. Here.” He opened his notebook, took a sheet of paper from between its covers, and held it out across the cluttered desk to Ty. “This is the extra information on the lighting behind the bar.”
Ty reached for the sheet of paper, his fingers grazing Mac’s. It took every ounce of resolve Mac possessed for him not to flinch at the contact. He wasn’t going to let Ty see the effect one simple touch had on him.
“That was quick.” Surprise flashed in Ty’s brown eyes.
“Uh-huh. I took care of it at lunch. I called Dave and he’s given some indicative figures. Of course, it’ll need to be verified with actual measurements and final quotes from suppliers.”
“That’s okay. We agreed back of the envelope would be fine. This is more than I expected, especially in such a short time frame.” Ty put his glasses back on and studied the paper for a moment. He stuck his pen in the corner of his mouth and chewed gently on the end.

Release Day Blast ~ Finding His Home by Thianna Durston ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Day Blast ~ Finding His Home by Thianna Durston ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Thianna Durston
Book Name: Finding His Home
Series: Men of Falcon Pointe
Book: Two
Can be read as a standalone
Release Date: February 26, 2016


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Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe with a dream to live life his way. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating it can feel to live among accepting people, especially in a household where they practice loving physical discipline. And he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating and good-looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him—but he doesn’t think the attraction is returned.

Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past lives clash. Outed by the national media, Bastien knows he will never be able to return home again. Just as he’s sure he can’t handle any more stress, David shows his interest. Bastien slowly makes his way forward, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.


Pages or Words: 205 pages

Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance



Cover Reveal: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen (Teaser + Giveaway)

COMING SEPTEMBER 6th: A sexy new hockey series from Sarina Bowen!!!



In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold...

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast...

"Romantic and hilarious, Rookie Move will hook you from page one. Nobody does hockey like Sarina Bowen." --Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author of the Off Campus series.



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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blog Tour: Succumbing to his Fear by River Mitchell (Promo Spotlight + Review)


TITLE: Succumbing to his Fear

AUTHOR NAME:  River Mitchell

GENRE:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Length:  62,000 words





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ALFIE
One phone call changed his life.
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One chance meeting changed his heart.
Then
One connection changed his world.
Nothing could’ve prepared him for what happened, everything was out of his control. The only thing that he could do was hold on tight, but he would soon find out that there were worst things than succumbing to his Fear
FEAR
One chance meeting proved he was capable of love.
&
One night together proved they were meant to be.
Then
One evil and twisted mind proved that he could lose it all.
Always feeling as if a part of him was missing he was unprepared for when he found it. Complications and devastating events try their best to destroy his chance of happiness. Little did they know nothing would stop him from protecting what was his because nothing could take on Fear and walk away unscathed!   
Will love be strong enough when one of them has never felt it before and the other has never spoken the words?


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After a life changing event makes Alfie the legal guardian of his estranged step-siblings, as well as a chance meeting one drunken night, he finds his world turned upside down when he discovers that everything he thought he knew about himself was catastrophically wrong.
Before meeting Alfie and his family, Fear was content with his casual hookups and one-night stands, purposefully keeping everyone at an arm’s length. As Alfie comes into his burgeoning feelings, a curveball shakes the two men, threatening to destroy Fear and his new found chance at happiness with Alfie.
With everything thrown into turmoil, Fear decides to fight for those he loves, Alfie and his family included. Will they be able to survive the collateral damage around them, or will they lose everything?
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Alfie has to relocate from the UK to the US to take care of his little siblings after his father's death. Both his dad's death and the fact that he'd made provisions to leave Griffin and Lily under his care, when he hasn't really kept in touch with Alfie, came as quite of a surprise, but Alfie can't let his siblings go into foster care. 

One chance encounter changes his life forever when he crosses paths with Fear, a 6'8" tattoo artist. The fact that he's attracted to a man when he's always considered himself straight, takes second place to the feelings Fear ellicits in him and how perfectly they seem to fit together. However, there are several things that threaten to destroy their chance at being together. 

I loved Alfie! He's fun, self-deprecating, down-to-earth, a bit crazy and overall fantastic. I loved that he was so willing to give into his attraction to Fear, despite everything else happening to them. And Fear was an adorable giant. So sweet and dependable, the strong, silent type for sure. Alfie and Fear had a lot of chemistry and were hot together. They just seemed to fit very well, perhaps because of how different they were.  

The secondary characters were amazing, too, especially the kids and Alfie's mom, who was a riot! 

The book was interesting, well-written, fast-paced, with a lot of action and some twists thrown in for good measure, with well-developed characters, even if some parts were a bit rushed over or made me confused with all the things happening, but all in all, this is a very good debut book for River Mitchell! I'll definitely will be checking out the next book in this series!

Very recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!



AUTHOR BIO:

I have always been a lover of anything that allows my imagination to fly. Movies, music, art and of course books of all genres. The opportunity to slip away to another world and live out all sorts of fantasies was the perfect happy place I needed at times, my great escape.

It didn’t take long for my love of reading to transform into a desire to write a book of my very own. But being severely dyslexic I never thought that would be a possibility. Enter my guardian angel with her un-fleeting encouragement and I started out on a rollercoaster journey to make my dream come true.

When I am not writing I can often be found listening to rock music while delving into the life of a gorgeous Alpha male, drawing and painting or trying to teach my cats, Boo fishcakes and Edward Elton to play fetch. (Don’t ask they think they’re dogs and I am not going to squash their dream).

My biggest wish is that people could find their happy place in the words that I write, and hope that I can inspire others to know that if I can do it they can share their amazing worlds and imaginations too.





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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/river.mitchell.54/  
Twitter:   @AuthorRiverM                   
Email:  AuthorRiverMitchell@outlook.com
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/609617

aRe: http://www.authoraevia.com/persephone-george.html

Cover Reveal: Close to You by Skylar M. Cates (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Skylar M Cates reveals the sexy cover art of her upcoming book titled CLOSE TO YOU coming out from Dreamspinner Press.
It releases on March 28, 2016.
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It’s hard to recover from a first love. Some people never do.
How hard would you fight to keep your best friend? Marc Lucas and Tomas Santos have been best friends forever, but now their friendship is in a crisis. When they were boys, betrayals ripped their world apart. They thought it was fixed, but some parts remained broken. Ever since he saved him from a humiliation at school, Marc has loved Tomas. The last thing he expects is for Tomas to love him back.  To keep his best friend, Marc revisits an abusive past he’s tried to forget.
For Tomas, loving Marc has been anything but easy. His upbringing told him it was wrong, so why did it feel so right? Accepting who he is as an adult, Tomas decides he needs a committed relationship. To his deep sorrow, he can’t seem to find it with Marc.
When the two find themselves alone and in the grip of a hurricane, long-buried feelings emerge. Being “just friends” is no longer an option. They must risk it all on love.
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Cover Reveal ~ Kissing Alex by RJ Scott ~ (Teasers + Giveaway)

Cover Reveal ~ Kissing Alex by RJ Scott ~ (Teasers + Giveaway)
Title: Kissing Alex
Series: Bodyguards Inc #6 
Author: RJ Scott
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2016


Martial arts expert Lewis is the kind of bodyguard who slips under most people’s radar. Quiet, reserved, but constantly on alert, he’ll do his job, keep his charges safe, then relax by reading Shakespeare in his spare time. When he’s given a case involving a spoiled celebrity singer, Lewis isn’t all that impressed. The job is nothing but babysitting a pretty boy, and he’s used to diplomatic postings with depth and challenge. What could he possibly have in common with the man he’s being forced to look after? Alex became the envy of many when he and his fellow bandmates won second place in a huge TV talent show. He has more money than he knows what to do with, no life goals, an ex-boyfriend selling a sex tape and now, someone who wants him dead, or at the very least maimed. Can Lewis keep Alex safe, even when things usually in his control go to hell? Is running to a remote Scottish island the only way for them to stay alive?

RJ Scott has been writing since age six when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and was told to write a story. Two sides of A4 about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born. She reads anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, her first real love will always be the world of romance. From billionaires, bodyguards and cowboys to SEALs, throwaways and veterinarians, she writes passionate stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.

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Release Blitz ~ Finding North by Carmen Jenner ~ (Excerpt, Trailer + Giveaway)


Release Blitz ~ Finding North by Carmen Jenner ~ (Excerpt, Trailer + Giveaway)


Title: Finding North
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Erotic Romance M/M
Release Date: February 25, 2016



Blurb

Red Maine’s blue-collared bad boy, North Underwood, has a dirty little secret—Will Tanner.

Friends since kindergarten, North had been the one to jump first, and his fall into Will’s bed ten years ago had been no exception. Will and North had been inseparable, but things change, people grow apart, and even a blazing flame can dwindle to a dying ember over time.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

After a run in with a bottle of Bundy rum, Will and North find themselves in a compromising and all too familiar position.

Blurred lines, bad decisions, and one wrong foot after another lead these two down a spiral of sarcasm, secrets, and sex, but when North’s hetero status is called into question he can’t figure up from down. And despite Will telling himself he wouldn’t fall again, he’s head over heels and wandering without a compass.

Love is love.

Love is truth.

Love … shouldn’t be this damn hard to figure out.

Cover Reveal ~ 6 Days to get Lucky by LE Franks ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Cover Reveal ~ 6 Days to get Lucky by LE Franks ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: LE Franks
Book Name: 6 Days to Get Lucky
Series: A Nick Valentine Story
Book: Two
Series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment
Release Date: March 2, 2016


Blurb:

Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.

All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

Pages or Words: 72,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance



Excerpt:

Reaching across the empty bed next to me, I rode out the last waves of my dream alone. I could still feel his phantom kiss on my lips and the sensation of a hand stroking along my thigh.
The rest of it was just a blur of emotions and sticky residue on my sheets—though I could guess at it without much effort. FatBoy Newman had been a specter haunting me at work so it was no great leap to assume he’d shouldered his way into my dreams as well.
In fact, he was at the root of my problem: I’d been having a hell of a dry spell.
Four weeks of near misses had done nothing but stoke my bad mood and turn my balls a lovely shade of indigo that matched my jeans…
Four weeks of dashed hopes…
Four weeks since the most romantic kiss of my life…
Four weeks of nothing.
Fuck the South and its mythology of the Southern Gentleman—if FatBoy Newman didn’t stop treating me like a delicate flower and throw me up against a wall soon, I was going to explode.
It was six days until St. Patrick’s Day, and FatBoy had until then to make his move, or I was moving on.


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Meet the author:
LE Franks lives in the SF Bay area and writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark. LE Franks is a best selling author and finalist for 2013 & 2014 Rainbow Awards. Her books are available through her publishers at MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press and Wilde City Press and Pride Publishing and online bookstores.


Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LE.Franks1
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/LEFranksAuthor/
Twitter: @boxtersushi
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lefrankswriter/le-franks-books/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boxtersushi/
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7152228.L_E_Franks
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press


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