Thursday, June 21, 2018

Book Blast: Love’s Magic (Revolutionary Heart Series #) by Janice Jarrell (Excerpt + Giveaway)

BOOK BLAST




Book Title: Love’s Magic (Revolutionary Heart Series #)

Author: Janice Jarrell

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre/s: Contemporary gay romance

Length: 82 406 words/196 pages

 



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Blurb


Professor Nate Reese rushes to protect a female student and is severely injured at the hands of her assailant. Traumatized by the attack, Nate sets his feet on a no-holds-barred path of activism designed to force university officials into addressing the issue of on-campus assault. At the same time, terrified of losing his hard-won status at the university, his partner, David Gardener, a veteran of 12 years as a very popular Professor, is reluctant to support Nate's militant efforts. Seemingly abandoned by his partner, Nate sees David's aversion to his activism as indifference to the trauma he suffered. Day by day they watch as their relationship disintegrates, while still struggling to resolve the disruptive issues engulfing the school they love.

In the meantime, Irishman Colin Campbell, handsome and charismatic Sergeant for the campus police force, fights his own on-going war against campus assault. But behind his obsessive desire to gain justice for victims lies a devastating secret which could forever destroy his fiercely independent facade and expose his deepest fear. Ultimately, it is Colin’s powerful connection to a steady, dark-eyed Title IX consultant which threatens to tear down his defenses and shatter the barriers protecting his heart.

Cocky and irresistible, the dynamic police officer was everything Joshua Abrams had ever longed for in a man, but Colin simply didn’t ‘do’ relationships. Unless Joshua would settle for a one-night stand, or a very short-term liaison, there was no room for him in Colin’s life. Yet even knowing this, he couldn’t keep himself from falling hopelessly in love with his ‘magic man’. Despite the passion between them, he knew his quiet, reclusive nature could never hope to entice the vibrant, freedom-loving Irishman, so eventually he begins to back slowly away.

Eventually, a disagreement over an oddly disturbing case causes Colin’s hot Irish temper to erupt and their relationship is irrevocably shattered. Heartbroken, and convinced that Colin is gone forever, Joshua flees Charlottesville without a word, leaving Colin adrift and inconsolable.

But Joshua Abrams hadn’t merely stepped over the indelible line Colin had drawn between his heart and the dangers of real love, he had burned through it like hot lava. Finally forced to acknowledge his love for Joshua and his desperate need to have the quiet, Jewish man by his side, Colin must now face the dark and long-suppressed memories which are irrevocably linked to his love for the handsome consultant. Without even a forwarding address to guide him, he vows to find Joshua and bring him home. Colin’s struggle to conquer his pride and fear in order to find the love of his life and achieve their happily ever after will touch your heart.

Four lives in turmoil fighting for the relationships they cherish, and at the heart of the struggle, a great university struggles to survive its most harrowing challenge.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Audiobook Review: Puppy by R. Phoenix




Puppy by R. Phoenix

Narrated by JJ Jenness


In a dark world where humans are little more than fodder for vampires, Caleb is looking for a break...even if that break means he has to become Liam's plaything. When he gives up his freedom, Caleb's training begins. Will obedience and pleasure go hand in hand in his new life as Liam's puppy?

This peek into the Fate of the Fallen/Status Quo world is a stand-alone out of the time line of both series. This book contains puppy play. I consider it "playful dark erotica".
©2016-2018 R. Phoenix (P)2018 R. Phoenix

Book Review: Not So Vanilla by Morgan Noel



Title: Not So Vanilla
Author: Morgan Noel
Length: 119 pages
Release Date: March 29, 2018

Blurb:

Bartholomew's life is perfect. He's got a job he loves, he's in a committed relationship with his loving boyfriend who appreciates his neurotic tendencies, social anxiety, and general awkwardness. It's not 'white-picket-fence-and-Golden-Retriever'-perfect, but their nice little apartment in the city and the cat they rescued from the shelter come pretty close.

The domestic bliss gets disturbed when his boyfriend Kyle brings a very hot friend from high school into their sanctuary, making both of them wonder if perhaps 'perfect' is as relative as good sex.


Release Promotion: The Knights Corruption MC Series by S. Nelson

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  With the weight of the club on his shoulders, Cole Marek, president of the Knights Corruption MC, has only one choice:   Turn their livelihood legit. Everything is falling into place until one unexpected, fateful night.  With an attack on his fellow brothers, Marek has no choice but to retaliate against their sworn enemy.  The events that follow will test every member of the KCMC, each thread of their sanity plucked apart until all that is left is an irrefutable thirst for revenge.  

Release Blitz: Shipped by Karrie Roman (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title:  Shipped
Series: Until You, Book One
Author: Karrie Roman
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 69200
Genre: Contemporary, friends to lovers, actors, fandom, ship, beard, slowburn/UST, stalker, attempted murder, family drama

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Synopsis


Ryan Lowe has been a lonely nobody all his life. The only time he ever feels the rush of living is when he’s acting. Wanting to get as far away from his small town life and alcoholic father as possible, he leaves Australia to pursue a career as an actor in the bright lights of Hollywood, never stopping to consider the fame that might come with it.

Lucas Evers understands fame. He’s been a successful actor on the small-screen for years and loves his career. Nothing comes for free though, and the price he’s paid for his success is keeping who he is hidden from the world. He married his best friend to keep both of their secrets, and until now, he has been content with the cost of his fame.

When Lucas and Ryan are cast in a new television series based on a wildly popular book series everything changes for them. The show is a worldwide hit and together they have just become the most popular ship on the planet. As they begin to realize it’s not just their characters falling in love, the cost of their fame rises. Together they must face stalkers, anxiety, panic attacks, and attempted murder.

Release Blitz: The Merchant's Love (Chronicles of Tournai, Book Six) by Antonia Aquilante (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Title:  The Merchant's Love
Series: Chronicles of Tournai, Book Six
Author: Antonia Aquilante
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 106100
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, fantasy, paranormal, shifters, cats, magic users, demisexual, bisexual, family drama, royalty, friends to lovers, slow burn

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Synopsis

Faelen, cousin to the prince and son of a diplomat, has finally come home to Tournai after years away. The pull to return was almost tangible, and the sense of rightness at being back is absolute. He wants nothing more than to put down roots and build a life among family while pursuing his linguistic studies. Becoming involved in magic meant to protect Tournai isn’t part of his plans…but falling in love is even more unexpected and unfamiliar, but he finds himself doing just that as his friendship with Maxen deepens into something more.

Maxen, second son of a wealthy merchant family, longs to leave Tournai and see everywhere he can. All his life, he’s found places on maps and dreamed, planning out routes to get to them. For now, he’s tied to Tournai’s capital city by family obligations and his position in their shipping business. Someday, though, he’ll be able to travel. His sudden attraction to Faelen shocks him, but their friendship soon becomes a necessary part of his life. Love, however, has no place in his plans, especially not love for a royal cousin with secrets who wants nothing more than to stay in one place.

For Faelen and Maxen to build something real between them, they must resolve their differences, but when magic goes awry and all Faelen’s secrets are revealed, will Maxen remain at his side?

Release Blitz: Murder, Romance, and Two Shootings by Todd Allen Smith (Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title:  Murder, Romance, and Two Shootings
Author: Todd Allen Smith
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Heat Level: 2 - Fade to Black Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 80500
Genre: Contemporary, murder, ptsd, coming out, memoir, gay, drag queens

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Synopsis

The scent of his own blood shakes away the disbelief of the gunman entering the city council room. Todd remembers that smell and can’t deny that he is once more the target of a gunman’s bullet.

Healing from his physical wounds is the easy part, grounded in gratitude for his very survival. Rebuilding his life will be the hard part. But he is reminded he is luckier than others whenever he thinks of his friend Rick.

After the first time he was shot, Todd had to learn to walk again, but now he faces the bigger challenge of learning how to love.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Release Blitz: Model Student by Author Ann Lister

Release Blitz: Model Student by Author Ann Lister
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Book One in the Illicit Heat Series, Model Student is NOW LIVE!
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The Illicit Heat Series is a brand new collection of short, erotic stories by Bestselling Author, Ann Lister. Each story in this series will be under 10,000 words and can be read as a stand-alone. In Book One: “Model Student,” you will meet Stefan, the subject for a college figure drawing class who has a unique dilemma whenever the professor poses him in the direction of the classroom hottie, Ty. Out of the fear of losing his job as the class model, Stefan is faced with an intriguing solution from Ty that might just remedy his issue, but will it also quench his sudden thirst for Ty, or will it leave him with an entirely new problem? Model Student is a fast-paced romp filled with humor and a healthy dose of erotic delights served up to you by Stefan and Ty.

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Release Blitz and Series Review Tour: The Looking Glass Series by Penny Brandon (Reviews, Excerpts + Giveaway)




RELEASE BLITZ and SERIES REVIEW TOUR
  

THE LOOKING GLASS




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BOOK 1


Choices (The Looking Glass 1) 44,000 words/130 pages






Blurb

Marc was straight, always had been and always thought he would be, but when shown his true love in a magic mirror he was shocked to find out his true love was a man. Not only that, it was up to him to convince his true love they were meant to be together. All bad enough, but after finding Liam, the only way he's able to persuade Liam to go out with him is to offer him sex – even though that was something Marc was definitely not ready for.

Liam thought Marc was crazy. Marc was straight and he was talking about true love and making a life together, but Liam didn't believe in love and he certainly wasn't going to fall in love with a crazy straight guy regardless of how sexy he was. But he hadn't reckoned on Marc's pushy attitude or his offer of sex which, no matter how much he knew he should, Liam couldn't turn down.

Release Day Review ~ Under a Blue Moon (Camp H.O.W.L.: Book Two) By Bru Baker

Release Day Review ~ Under a Blue Moon (Camp H.O.W.L.: Book Two) By Bru Baker


Title: Under a Blue Moon
Series: Camp H.O.W.L.: Book Two
Author: Bru Baker
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Category: Paranormal:Werewolf, Dreamspun Beyond
Pages: 219

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Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.

Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think that a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.

Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the Were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp—except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them, and his ridiculous stance on dating humans. Fate intervenes when one of Drew's private practice patients threatens his life. Will the close call help Nick to see a connection like theirs isn’t something to let go of?

Release Day Review ~ The Music of Love by Sandine Tomas

Release Day Review ~ The Music of Love by Sandine Tomas



Title: The Music of Love
Author: Sandine Tomas
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 209

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Sometimes the music of love skips a beat….

Paralegal by day, musician by night, Julian has an expiration date stamped on his forehead when it comes to love. No relationship has made it past a year, so Julian avoids romance like the plague and concentrates on his music instead.

Which works fine until gorgeous, smart, and funny Zachary joins Julian’s firm. One look at the man and Julian knows he’s dangerous. No matter what, he can’t fall for Zachary. He has to spare Zachary the pain of dumping Julian at the one-year mark. His brilliant plan? Ask a straight friend to pose as his significant other to keep Zachary away. Not surprisingly, his scheme does little to dampen the attraction—on either side.

When Zachary gives Julian a second chance despite his deception, Julian thinks his curse might be broken. But then he’s faced with the impossible choice between a life with Zachary and living his dream of touring with the band….


Release Day Reviews ~ The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever by Andrew Grey

Release Day Reviews ~ The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever by Andrew Grey


Title: The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever
Author: Andrew Grey
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
Pages: 180

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How can heartbreak turn into happily ever after?

Tommy Gordon is all set for happily ever after—until heartbreak strikes when his husband-to-be leaves him at the altar. In a bid for distraction, his best friend, Grayson Phillips, suggests he takes advantage of the luxury honeymoon anyway! But the last thing Tommy wants is to go alone, so he invites Grayson and his son, Petey, along.

Beautiful Bonaire lends itself to romance, and along with close quarters, relaxing on the water, and a matchmaking kid, Tommy and Grayson soon find themselves closer than ever… and considering more, much to Grayson’s delight. But before they can plan the best best honeymoon ever, dark clouds descend in the form of Tommy’s ex and a sting from paradise that could ruin everything.


Blog Tour: Overtime (Cayuga Cougars #4) by V.L Locey (Guest Post + Giveaway)







I Got the Music in Me

Hi there! My name is V.L. Locey and I’m thrilled to be here today! In case you’re not familiar with me I’m an MM romance author, primarily hockey romance, but I do also write non-sporty contemporary, paranormal, and mythological gay romances. Today we’re going to talk a bit about music and writing.

When I asked my readers group what they’d like to know about for this blog post, one of the replies was that they wanted to know what music I listened to when I wrote. Since I don’t listen to music when I write, that would have been an incredibly short post. I’m one of those authors who must lock themselves in a sound-proof cave when I’m creating. No music, no TV, no talking husbands. Nothing. Maybe a purring cat at my side but that’s it.

I do, however, make play lists for each character that I write. I find that knowing what kind of music my character like helps me get a better feel of them. With Sander March I discovered that his musical tastes run to the contemporary pop, indie rock, and indie R&B. Here are a few songs from his list:

Halsey – Bad at Love

Hozier – Like Real People Do

Melanie Martinez- Mad Hatter

Dark Waves – I Don’t Want to be in Love

Pacific Air – Roses

You can find Sander, Mateo, and Noah’s entire playlist over on Spotify by following this link:

https://open.spotify.com/user/vllocey/playlist/2xqb8dmkQ9AuCqAmNMv5TC?si=vnrWvebPRISZ8sJ5RcODuQ

Thanks for dropping by!

Skate hard and love deeply,

V.L.



Release Day Blitz: Bed of Flowers by Erin Satie (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Day Blitz: Bed of Flowers by Erin Satie (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Bed of Flowers by Erin Satie
Series: SWEETNESS AND LIGHT #1
Publisher: Little Phrase
Release Date: June 19
Length: 80,000 words
Subgenre: Historical Romance





Blurb:

Bonny Reed is beautiful, inside and out.

A loyal friend and loving daughter, she’s newly engaged to her small town’s most eligible bachelor. She’s happy for herself—but mostly for her family, who need the security her marriage will bring.

An old enemy shatters her illusions.

First Baron Loel cost Bonny’s family her fortune. Now he’s insisting that her fiancé has hidden flaws, secrets so dark that—if she believed him—she’d have to call off the wedding.

How will she choose?

When the truth comes out, Bonny will have to choose between doing what’s right and what’s easy. Between her family and her best friend. And hardest of all—between her honor and the love of a man who everyone wants her to hate.