Saturday, February 25, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Snapshots by Addison Albright ~ (Review + Giveaway)


Title: Snapshots
Author: Addison Albright
Release Date: February 25th 2017


Whatever your romance reading preference — gay virgin, opposites attract, friends to lovers, or simply fun how-they-met stories — this collection contains a variety of sweet, contemporary, short gay romances, sure to make you smile.

Rewritten and re-edited, these stories were previously published singly and are available now in one collection!

Contains the stories:

* Cow Pie Bingo
* King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate
* Born to Be Wild
* The Straggler
* Now and Forever
* Moving On
* Moving Along
* Dropping Quarters
* Nevermore
* Photo Shoot
* Okay, Then

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I love short stories. Sometimes a brief “snapshot” taken from a couple’s larger story is all that’s wanted. The narrative of “how they met” is the focus of six of the shorts in this set—quirky tales ranging from meeting at a charity fundraiser, to college kids pranking each other, to a mishap at a XXX adult video arcade.

Also included is a story featuring a well-established couple’s wedding dilemma, a friends-to-lovers tale, a coming-out-of-the-closet drama, and a continuation short that follows one of those how-we-mets. Rounding out this collection is an account revisiting the main characters from my full-length novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

All of these stories are contemporary, although one has a bit of paranormal flavor to it. Heat ratings range from “fairly sweet” to “rather steamy.” Excepting the final story, all were originally written in 2008 and early 2009. One (“Photo Shoot”) started out as a prompt word ficlet that I later fleshed out to a more complete story. Each has received a thorough overhaul, some more extensive than others. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.

Find Snapshots on Goodreads

**Please note King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate is FREE as a separate ebook


“Okay, then.” That’s what Sam had said. His leg had bounced like it always did when he was nervous. It was endearing, and one of the things that drew me to him. His grin was another. I melted a little each time he leveled it in my direction, which had made it incredibly hard to hide my attraction. That ship had now sailed. For better or for worse, Sam now knew of my interest, and had agreed to a date.

His words had come at the end of a conversation we’d had at breakfast yesterday morning after we’d cleared up a misunderstanding regarding my intentions when I’d previously asked him out. Well, I suppose technically I’d asked him back to my room for a drink, so I couldn’t actually fault him for not understanding that I truly wanted to date him, not just have a fling while we were here in Honiara collecting research data.

“I’m sorry, Henry,” Sam said now as we approached Mambo Juice’s entry. “I wasn’t thinking straight, obviously.”

Perspiration dripped down my face. My pits felt more than a little damp, and sweat matted my chest hairs. The shower I’d taken right before we’d left the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, where we were staying a few days before heading to the smaller islands in the chain, had been a complete waste of time. But even if I’d known Sam would suggest we walk a mile to the Mambo Juice, I probably would have bathed anyway. I wanted to impress the man, after all.


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

Addison Albright introduces her book of short stories by sharing that she loves to read just a quick snapshot of a story which is how this book came about. There are ten short stories included in this 126-page novella. All the short stories are contemporary, and one is paranormal with the ghost of a previous lover. These short stories include meeting at a kissing booth, college kids pranking, awkward meet in an adult video arcade, friends to lovers, a Halloween party with a ghost, and coming out of the closet. All of these stories can be interpreted as the start of relationships, or for some of them, just a one-night hookup that the reader gets to witness. If you, like the author, enjoy a quick snapshot into the day of someone's life, then this is definitely a book you need to read!

I'm not going to offer a review of each of the stories in the book because they're short stories and a review would give everything away. But, the stories included are:

Cow Pie Bingo
King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate
Born to Be Wild
The Straggler
Now and Forever
Moving On
Moving Along
Dropping Quarters
Photo Shoot.

Moving On and Moving Along are related to each other, just a head's up, so you're not confused by the use of the same names.

Though I'm the type of person that would prefer to read a whole story about a couple, I think this novella was enjoyable and an easy read. And, if you enjoy creating the ending to stories for yourself, this is the book for you! You can read many of these stories and imagine that it's the start of the couple finding their HEA, or maybe it's just a one night meet that ended the next day. Your imagination is what's going to help you enjoy these!

Rating: 4 stars

Giveaway : WIN a Snapshots ebook 
About The Author:
  Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, "open window weather," cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere. 



  1. Thank you for the review and posting today xx

  2. Congrats on the new release! It sounds great =)