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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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)




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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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Book Review: Love Aggression by Cindy Sutherland




Cindy Sutherland has a new MM paranormal book out:

Tyler Calvano knew his ex-wife’s boyfriend was bad news from the way the little hairs on the back of his neck stood on end, from a smell of danger, from an animal instinct his ex had once appreciated. He wished she’d listened to him. Custody exchanges were hard enough on Jesse, now Ty had to wonder—did Jesse have enough wolf bursting inside him yet to have heard his mother’s pleas as she was gunned down? He couldn’t trust the police to protect them. He took Jesse and he fled across the continent, as far as he could go.

Ty and Jesse became Tanner and Jason—different names, different lives. The nightmares still woke Jesse. Ty kept looking over his shoulder. The only spot of light was a man at the daycare, Kelan, a shifter like Ty—a wolf in human guise, ready to change, ready to protect. The daycare was safe. But another shifter was something Ty hadn’t counted on. With it came the complications of pack rivalries, of shifter brothers who tormented Kelan, of the unreasoned animal want that grew every time Ty caught scent of him.

And every day, the killers kept looking for them, the only people who might identify them. Ty couldn’t take risks. Ty couldn’t open his heart. Ty had to keep Jesse safe. Nothing else mattered.

Blog Tour: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries Series by Alexis Duran (Reviews, Guest Post, Excerpts & Giveaway)


Jacqui the Cat Series


Alexis Duran has a new book out in her Jacqui the Cat cozy MM mystery series - "Roam" - and there's a Giveaway!

About the Series

Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard's curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.
Or, he's a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.

Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.

Loud? You're loud.

Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn't know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He's not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui's vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.

When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he's drawn ever deeper into danger--and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (you wish).





Giveaway

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Book One: Prowl


Prowl

Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard's curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.


Or, he's a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.


Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.

Loud? You're loud.


Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn't know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He's not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui's vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.

When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he prowls ever deeper into danger--and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (he wishes).



Prowl Excerpt:


Not that anything could make Jacqui a dull boy, but hours spent stooped over his sewing table had given him a kink in his neck along a strong urge to throw aside his needle and leap out the window.

Instead he sighed dramatically, pressed his palms against the edge of the heavy table and stretched his neck, tilting his head to one side and then the other. He arched his back, slouched, arched again. Not working.He stood, padded across the hardwood floor and slid open the glass door to his tiny balcony.

He'd been working for hours and still had two jackets to finish. Zee was arriving the next day to pick up the new outfits Jacqui had created. Everything had to be perfect. And complete. Complete and perfect and amazing. Because Zee was a rising star, and when the rabble got a look at the Cat's Eye creations adorning Zee's nearly famous bod, Jacqui would have it made. That was the assumption, anyway. Orders would flood his inbox, gobs of money would flow into his bank account, and he could hire an assistant and stop working these dog-awful hours.


Or not. After all, what else would he do with his time if not toil?


Right now, he had a strong urge to prowl.


Now is not the time, Cat. Now is the time of toil.


He stepped out on his second-story balcony and took a deep breath of fresh, slightly salty air blowing in off the water. His studio apartment overlooked Friday Harbor, and at the cusp of sunset, both town and harbor were bathed in a pinkish glow, doing that twinkly and picturesque as all get-out thing that happened on lovely summer evenings like this.


Must prowl.


No. The stitching had to be perfect. The lines exquisitely formed to Zee's angular shape, the drape immaculate. The last version hadn't been up to Jacqui's exacting standards. He'd pulled out a day's work in a pissy rage at himself, and now he was paying for it.


You'll be more efficient after a prowl. And Zee's seaplane won't arrive until midday.


Jacqui made the mistake of looking down, letting his gaze wander across the street, to where a moving van had recently been parked.

Jacqui had a new neighbor.


Back. To. Work.


Jacqui's new neighbor was Wyatt West, the new deputy sheriff in town. Yes, Jacqui had played around with the name in an endlessly juvenile fashion. Wild Wild West, with the broad shoulders, lean waist, and an ass to die for. Dark brown hair, amber eyes, and a crooked smile that made Jacqui's heart do a little squeezy thing, leaving him breathless. How wild was West, Jacqui couldn't help but wonder?


So they'd never spoken. Minor detail. Didn't matter. Until this weekend Wyatt West of the exceptionally hot body was a live aboard, a local brand of lunatic who lived on a sailboat surrounded by fucking water. Jacqui wasn't about to go sniffing around a mental case like that.


But now Wild Wyatt Hot Bod was Jacqui's across-the-street-two-condos-down neighbor and required closer inspection. Because all neighbors required inspection. Because curiosity.


"Wait for it. Anticipation makes it all the more sweet."


To hell with that. Do the change and let's check Wild West out.

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Book Two: Pounce




Half-cat, half-human, all-awesome, Jacqui has spent his life avoiding getting too close to anyone. But despite his best intentions, he just can’t stay away from the sexy deputy sheriff, Wyatt West, especially after Jacqui is the victim of a local band of thieves and turns to the police for help.


When the call of curiosity grows too insistent, Jacqui does a little prying around on his own, an activity that quickly leads him into danger.


Is this the end for our Furry Fashionista, or will the heroic and altogether too handsome Wyatt save the day? And more importantly, will they finally have sex?? Read Pounce, Book 2 in the Jacqui the Mysteries, to find out.


Pounce Excerpt:


Jacqui stretched out long, ass in the air, paws out in front of him. As Cat, he was strong, fast, invincible. He could see in the dark, leap tall fences in a single bound, smell and hear every nuance of change in his neighborhood, and spy on Wyatt without getting arrested for being a creeper. Everything about being Cat was good, except for doorknobs and dogs. And the inability to sew or make anything. And the fact that ordinary cats took one look at him and freaked.


He sat on the sidewalk outside his apartment. The gin had released its hold on his brain. The crowd at Wyatt's had long ago dispersed, and Jacqui could not sleep. At two o'clock in the morning, the street was empty of people. A possum rooted around in someone's compost pile on the next block. Two cats were facing off in a yard behind the apartment building, still in the growling low stage. Bats zinged through the air, chasing bugs.


His ears twitched and his tail flicked back and forth across the pavement. From a long way off, he heard a bicycle. Because he had nothing else on his prowling agenda, he went toward the sound, vaguely curious to see who was peddling home in the wee hours.


He padded across the street and peeked into Wyatt's backyard. If the tree in the corner were positioned differently, he'd totally be peeking into that bedroom window.


No. That's just wrong.

Another reason why being a cat is better. Peeping is required. It's a survival skill.
It's creepy.


Jacqui peered into the dark rectangle of Wyatt's patio door for a while, thinking back on how dangerously close to flirting they'd come. They'd flirted with flirting. He knew if he changed back into Jacqui and rapped on that door, Wyatt wouldn't be surprised. Except for maybe the naked thing. And maybe Wyatt would think Jacqui was more than a little weird, but he wouldn't turn him away.

Jacqui turned away. It kind of felt inevitable, this imminent collision of body parts and exchange of fluids, but it had to be carefully controlled and limited.


Okay, Wyatt, we can fuck, because we're guys and that's what guys do, but here are the rules:


One: No getting all up in my business.


Two: No looking at me funny when I have out loud arguments with myself.


Three: No asking me where I've been all night.


Four: No questioning why a guy who loves cats and volunteers at the local shelter doesn't own a cat.


Five: No falling in love.


Six: No suggesting I see a therapist to address my fear of intimacy issues.


Seven: No prying into my life prior to two years ago.


Eight: No whining when I drop you like a hot potato for no reason whatsoever.


Nine: Who the fuck is that?


Jacqui stopped on the corner of Harrison and Oak to watch the Midnight Biker push his bike up the hill. He was a young dude Jacqui hadn't seen before, with stringy blond hair poking out of a stocking cap. He wore a lived-in, slept-in, rolled-in-the-dirt-in dingy canvas coat and shredded jeans. He had a big pack on his back and his eyes darted this way and that, peering into people's yards.

Suspicious? Oh, yeah.


Jacqui slipped into a convenient pool of shadows and watched the interloper trudge by.

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Book Three: Roam


Roam\

Being half-cat isn’t easy in a human world, and Jacqui’s life has just gotten a lot more complicated now that he’s dating the hot deputy sheriff who lives across the street. Wyatt’s brain might explode if he finds out his lover turns into a cat sometimes.


And even more unthinkable, Wyatt might REJECT Jacqui if he discovers that his boyfriend and Satan the feral wild cat are one and the same! As if Jacqui doesn’t have enough to worry about, he becomes the unwilling foster parent of a drooling dog, and soon discovers a nefarious plot involving marauding Rottweilers with a taste for Cat.


Follow Jacqui into trouble in his most exciting misadventure yet!


Roam Excerpt:


Several desperate phone calls did not procure any dog-sitter leads. Mei Lin was off island. Rose laughed derisively at the suggestion. Mary Lou, who ran the shelter, was ferrying visiting relatives around the island and just couldn’t possibly take in an extra dog, no matter how much she really wanted to.


When Sam pulled to a stop in front of Jacqui's apartment, Jacqui's spirits were low. All Cat could do was emit a low moan every now and then.


"I've got to give the beast a bath before I let it anywhere near my stuff."

"Can I watch?" Sam asked, grinning.


"Help? Surely you meant to ask if you could help?" Jacqui said, turning a withering glare upon him.

"Yeah, that's what I meant."


Jacqui slid out of the truck and ran up the stairs to his loft apartment. He was half-tempted to lock the door, pull the drapes, and hope that Sam would give up and drive away with the dog.


Not likely.


He grabbed a bottle of expensive shampoo that he'd decided left his hair too dry, and a thick beach towel. Clutching these items, he looked around at his pristine upholstered furniture and shining wood floors with increasing trepidation. He set down the supplies, rummaged around for an old sheet, and threw it over the couch.


Jacqui didn't have much in the way of old stuff. He quickly got rid of items that didn't please him. In other words, he had little he was willing to sacrifice to the ravages of Stinky. Worst-case scenarios began to fill his mind: images of dog toenails shredding cushions, dog slobber staining silk, and so he forced himself to pick up the bath supplies and go back down the stairs.


Sam had found the hose the groundskeeper used and was playing a game of spray-Stinky-from-behind every time the poor dog turned around, which was constantly. The sight of the lumbering man-child and the soaking wet, hairy dog sent a shiver up Jacqui's spine. He didn't like hoses, and didn't like the merriment with which men like Sam turned them on others.


"Put the hose down and step away," Jacqui said in a low, hopefully menacing tone.


"What? Don't want to get wet?" Sam asked with a grin, but when he saw the glower on Jacqui's face, some glimmer of self-preservation stopped him in his overly playful tracks. He took his thumb off the trigger of the nozzle. "I promise I won't spray you on purpose."


"Not good enough. Put the hose down, Sam." Jacqui reached for his best Clint Eastwood, steely-eyed glare.


Sam carefully lowered the hose to the ground and lifted both hands as he backed away a few steps.

"There's the look that puts the fear into a Rottweiler."


Stinky ran circles around Sam, barking gleefully, a sound that grated on Jacqui's already taut nerves.

"This is not a game. This is not fun. We are going to clean that damn dog with no shenanigans. Understand?"


"No shenanigans." Sam nodded and hung his head in fake shame.


Jacqui strode forward with confidence. Never let them see your fear.


He dropped the towel and the shampoo on the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the road, and picked up the hose. He took a deep breath and said, "You hold the beast. I'll douse him."

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Blog Tour: That's My Ethan by Tarian ps (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)


That's My Ethan Exclusive Excerpt

Damir: Coffee and a Blow Job

I am pretty sure the groan I let out when Ethan’s mouth closed around my morning wood was equally loud as the one for my coffee. Maybe even more so or just more of it, because Ethan’s tongue was an enigma of pleasure. It seemed the more we played, the better it got, all of it. And you know it’s good when I have to put my Chef Ethan coffee down.

I hooked my heels over the backs of his thighs and lifted him up then dropped him. OH FUCK yeah. The feel of my cock as it slipped past his tongue and down his throat when I did it again was enough to get me past groaning and into full blown growling. Only, what I really wanted was to see the red ribbons across his backside. The markings that are created when a Dom and his sub become one. There’s just this post high about them.

I switched one leg from being hooked over his ass to wriggling it under him, finding his hard-on and having some footsy fun with it, “Hump my foot, beba dečko,” I hissed with some naughty pleasure, which doubled up in me as he did what he was told and was grinding his cock against my foot with considerable enthusiasm. I could feel the moisture leaking from the tip as it slid against my arch. And while it was fun, it seemed like such a waste. So, without further consideration, I twisted in the bed, reaching over to snatch his legs, and drug him across the bed, pulling him into an accessible sixty-nine position, adding all the leaky goodness to my morning wakeup call.

Release Blitz: Nights Without Night (Fox Lake Series #2) by Marina Vivancos (Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title:  Nights Without Night
Series: Fox Lake Series #2
Author: Marina Vivancos
Publisher:  Self-published
Release Date: 18th June 2018
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 60,000 words
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Childhood Friends, Mental Health

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Synopsis


Isadoro and Iván have known each other since before memories were memories, when they were just the imprint of shape and sound pressed inside your head. They were raised together in La Portera, between the orange trees and water reservoirs, under an endless blue sky. Where they grew up is where Iván’s love for Isadoro grew, too. There, from the earth and the water, organic and helpless.
Iván had grown used to this love. He’d grown used to absence, too.

Isadoro left for the military when they were both eighteen and took a piece of Iván with him. It was as inevitable as the baking sun and sandy winds of those lands. Iván didn't know how to fight it.

A thread between them remained. Phone calls, Skype sessions, rests between tours. But it was never quite enough.

After eight years, Isadoro comes back. At his core, he is the same man Iván has always known. But life has transformed them both from the malleable shapes of childhood and into the stiffer skin of adults. The situation is complicated further when they rekindle the ‘benefits’ portion of their friendship. The heat between them has always been undeniable, and now it scorches through them.

In the beginning, all seems well. But there are creatures under calm water. When they breach the surface, both Isadoro and Iván must learn how to help each other, but also to save themselves.

Please note: This story contains themes of affected mental health following the return from military combat. However, the ultimate focus of the story is on hope and recovery.
This story also contains very explicit scenes of a sexual nature.

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Length: 55,220 words approx.

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Blurb

Max Cooper has never known love and uses drink to numb the feelings of rejection he’s faced with. It doesn’t help him in his career as an air steward when after a very drunken night his best friend swaps their flights over so Max can keep his job.

When Max flies out to Los Angeles, his patience is tested when he offers to help fellow air steward and rising drag queen, Dai Zee, with her costume changes at the best drag club in LA, Flamingos. While he watches Dai Zee perform, he catches the eye of a guy in the corner, but fails to find him when the performance ends. An ill-timed text message sends Max back to the bottle, and into the bed of a man he doesn’t know, and doesn’t want to be with.


The next night at Flamingos he finds the man he was searching for, but it’s not as easy as he’d hoped. Antonio Baldini isn’t interested in a drunken Max and rejects his advances until another drag queen, Miss Crystal, plays a hand in getting the two of them together. As Max and Antonio step past the initial confusion, they tread carefully with each other, neither one wanting to get hurt.


Even when Max is back in London, the late-night video calls don’t stop, but it’s when they are reunited in Las Vegas that things turn serious.


Max can’t shake his past, and someone is out for him and his job – trying to stop him from flying altogether. He’s worried about what it will mean for his new relationship if he can’t fly; and whether he can stay away from the drink long enough to be with a man who seems to care for him.