Thursday, October 12, 2017

Virtual Book Tour: Sightlines by Santino Hassell (Review + Giveaway)

About Sightlines

Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He's the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He's the son of the Community's founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he's nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he's ever loved is there too.

Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn't the haven he'd believed in and Chase was the only person who'd ever truly tried to protect him. Now they're surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works.

With Chase playing the role of a tyrant's second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase's mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it’s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all.

5 Stars

Sightlines is book three in the Community series and although each book features a different couple, there is an ongoing storyline, so the books must be read in order.

I have absolutely loved this series and I’ve been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for Chase and Elijah’s story and to see what would happen and Mr. Hassell doesn’t disappoint.

Let’s be real, Chase is a real twat, but as I witnessed the torture he has suffered in the past and is still suffering at the hands of the evil scientist, Jasper, my heart broke for him. He has not only suffered great physical pain, but the emotional turmoil of feeling unwanted and unloved by his father, Richard Payne, the leader of the Community, who has not only allowed, but encouraged Jasper’s experimentation. Richard accepted Holden, Chase’s half-brother, as his son and not only showed him love, but praised him as well, while he has ignored and shunned Chase throughout his entire life.

When Chase is sent to work at Evo, a queer psy club in the city, he meets Elijah, a runaway, and although he doesn’t let it show, Elijah is the one person who breaks though the protective wall of armor Chase has built up around himself, but Chase believes Elijah to be in love with Holden. Although he thinks that Elijah will never reciprocate his feelings, when Elijah is brought to the farm, he knows he’ll do anything to protect him from the evil that lurks there, including taking down the leaders of the Community, starting with his father.

I loved watching the love between Chase and Elijah blossom throughout this story. They had amazing chemistry and fit perfectly together. They complimented one another, they were both stubborn and persistent and when one would begin to give up the other was there to give them the nudge forward they needed to continue on.

I loved getting to revisit and catch up with Sixtus and Holden, but especially Nate and Trent, my favorite couple in the series.

This series has been a wild and exciting ride. The world Santino Hassell has built is interesting and intriguing and this installment was no exception. This was an amazing conclusion to the Community trilogy: Fast-paced, exciting and action-packed, well-written and full of excitement, romance, love and some smoking hot sex and although I’m glad to see the happy endings handed out, I’m sad to say goodbye to these guys.

The story is captivating and it kept me turning the pages to see how it would all end. Santino did a wonderful job at neatly wrapping up all the storylines. I can’t recommend this series enough, go one-click it! You won’t regret it, I promise!

*copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

About The Community Series

What lies beneath the surface of the world you thought you knew?

Secrets and lies have twisted an underground community founded by psychics escaping persecution. Blackmail, sex, and social climbing in the name of power has created an irreparable rift.

In the eyes of the founders, there are two sides: loyalists and everyone else. Surely no one would emerge from their tightly woven webs. And they certainly wouldn’t sow the seeds of rebellion within the heart of the Community’s only queer night club.

Now an outcast, a scion, and a runaway are leading a revolution to save not only the men they love, but the entire Community.

Check out The Community series! 

About Santino Hassell

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family but grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a grumpy introvert and unlikely romance author with an affinity for baseball caps. His novels are heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his desire to write relationships fueled by intensity and passion.

He’s been a finalist in both the Bisexual Book Awards and the EPIC Awards, and was nominated for a prestigious RITA award in 2017. His work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Washington Post, RT Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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To celebrate the release of Sightlines, one lucky winner will receive a $15 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 14, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Want this book!
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  2. Can't see my comment from before, so let's try this again. I'm looking forward to reading this series.
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  3. What a great review!

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  4. Thank you for the reviews!
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  5. Love this series!

  6. Looking forward to reading another in a great series.

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  7. Thanks for the review!
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  8. Great review. Makes me want to read this book.
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  9. Congrats, Santino, and thanks for the excerpt. Sounds like a great finale. I'm on a Hassell roll, this series included. I love placing the psychic heroes into the the urban realism. - Purple Reader,
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  10. i loved this series and this last book was great to read....congrats
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  11. this series sounds great


  12. I enjoy this series so very much, most especially the last one. Congratulations for the book release!


  13. Congrats on the new release!

  14. It sounds like a great book. Congrats!