Sunday, October 21, 2018

Audiobook Review Tour: Austin by Felice Stevens (Excerpt)

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AUSTIN
MAN UP SERIES
FELICE STEVENS
M/M ROMANCE
AUDIO RELEASE DATE: 08.29.18
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COVER DESIGN: REESE DANTE
NARRATOR: KALE WILLIAMS

BLURB
I can make it by myself. The only rules I follow are my own. Love? I learned that lesson the hard and painful way—it wasn’t right for me. Sure, sometimes it gets lonely, and I wish I had a man to hold. Who’d love me. Want me. Treat me with respect. Yeah, I dance in a club, but that doesn’t mean I’m easy. Or a fool. So you, sitting in the back, watching me? I know what you want. You want me. In your bed. Under you. But I say no. It doesn’t matter how many presents you give me.
I’m not falling for you. I know who you are. But you don’t know me. You don’t know Austin.

Blog Tour: The Thorne Brothers Series by Lee Kilraine (Reviews, Excerpts + Giveaway)


Give and Take

The Thorne Brothers #2

by Lee Kilraine

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pub Date: 9/18/2018



Six Brothers Construction was built to reunite a family and heal a painful past. So far it’s opened to rave reviews. But the youngest sibling is about to discover that the right woman can shake even a rock-solid foundation . . .
Wyatt Thorne was so traumatized by his mother’s abandonment he didn’t speak until he was six. At 26, he’s still the quiet type—strong and silent, most comfortable with a hammer in his hand and work to do. But the reassuring rhythm of his life is interrupted when his brother Beckett decides to pay forward their unused office space to a needy start-up. Enter Rhia Hollis, flighty, impulsive, and outspoken—everything that drives Wyatt crazy. Only this time in the sexiest, most irresistible way . . .
Rhia is determined to disprove her reckless, party girl image by making her new company, Seize the Day, the premier event planning firm in Raleigh. She has big dreams, and the Thornes’ offer of a free command center is a huge help. But Wyatt’s gruff, stubborn resistance to her presence is an annoying hindrance. They’re as different as night and day, yet when they begin to meet in the middle, the sparks fly hot. Is this a case of opposites distract—or the beginning of a beautiful long-term project? . . .


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Blog Tour: Hush by A.M. Salinger (Review + Giveaway)


Hush
A.M. Salinger
(Nights Series, #8)
Publication date: October 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Tom Sutherland is an arrogant prick. There, I said it. Okay, so he’s also my assistant and I couldn’t survive without him, but that doesn’t make him less of an irritating bastard — Lana
Lana Keele is a witch. A beautiful, frustrating witch placed on this earth to torment me. Yeah, she’s my boss, but she’s still the most maddening creature I’ve ever had the misfortune to cross paths with — Tom
When Lana Keele, president of Keele Industries and only surviving heir to business tycoon Oliver Keele, wakes up in her devil-of-an-assistant’s bed after a drunken night out, she fears the worst. That is, until prissy Mr. Perfect Tom Sutherland declares that she’s the last woman he’d ever want to sleep with.
After surviving four years in the company of the infuriating woman he’d lusted after since his teens, Tom has had just about enough of the unholy siren that is Lana, especially when she turns up inebriated on his doorstep one night and demands sex. Convinced that Lana will never return his affections, Tom decides that it’s high time to get over his unrequited love.
Except Lana doesn’t quite seem to agree with this plan. Not after she sees him with another woman. Not after she confronts him about it. And most definitely not after he succumbs to temptation and kisses her.
As they finally ignite the fire that has burned so long between them, Tom cannot help but be certain that for Lana, this is just about sex. Will he be satisfied with only having the body of the woman he loves and not possess her heart? Or will Lana convince Tom that she truly means to give him her everything? 
Discover Lana and Tom’s story in this sexy and stormy addition to the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!
This is a novella length MF romance with a HEA.

Release Blitz: Dead in the Shop (Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy #3) by Dahlia Donovan (Reviews)




Title: Dead in the Shop
Series: Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy #3
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: Sweet M/M Cosy Mystery
Release Date: October 20, 2018




Blurb


Join bestselling Dahlia Donovan on a cosy mystery adventure in the Grasmere Cottage Mystery trilogy. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, life for Valor and Bishan is about to get bloody complicated.

Deadly fire? Check.

Fear-induced heart attack imminent? Check.

Time running out on them? Not good.

Valor Scott wants nothing more than to enjoy life in his little cottage with his boyfriend. The shadows of a serial killer continue to haunt him, though. He only wants the living nightmare to end. He battles one catastrophic event after the other, intent on bringing his loved ones through to the other side safely.

As their killer finally comes out into the open, Valor finds himself face-to-face with an obsessed murderer intent on destroying everyone in their path.



Blog Tour: Gateway To Love by Sarah Hadley Brook (Guest Post + Giveaway)



Show Me, Show Me, Show Me!

Hi! Thanks for having me today! My name is Sarah Hadley Brook and I’m here to talk a little about my new release.

Gateway to Love takes place in the state of Missouri, aka the Show-Me-State. But what does that mean? I’ve lived in Missouri most of my life and I had no idea what it stood for.

So what does a writer do best? Research! Which I completely love, by the way. I dived in to find out what our state motto actually means and was immediately surprised that it wasn’t even an official motto.

According to the state website, even though it’s even on some of the license plates, the “slogan is not official”. Not only that, nobody really knows the real reason Missouri is called the Show-Me-State.

There are several theories, though. The first one—and apparently the most widely believed—goes back to 1899 and refers to U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver. He gave a speech at naval banquet in Philadelphia and is quoted as saying, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.”

Another reference says it actually came about in a mining town of Leadville, Colorado in the 1890s and was definitely not used as a compliment. There was a miner’s strike there and a group of miners from Missouri traveled to Colorado to replace those workers. Because the Missouri miners were used to mining differently, they were frequently corrected. The pit bosses began to introduce the new miners by saying, “That man is from Missouri. You’ll have to show him.”

There’s another story revolving around passenger trains. In the late 1890s, Missouri politicians were handed out free train passes, by the hundreds. But the conductor’s still insisted they show them the actual pass, rather than accepting the legislator’s word for it.

The last version I found referred back to 1898 when soldiers were stationed in Chickamauga Park, Tennessee when the Spanish-American War began. The guards at the gate were from Missouri and they wouldn’t allow anyone out without showing them a pass.

All four stories came about in the 1890s and any one of them could be the one that started the whole slogan, but over the years it’s evolved to mean something like “Don’t try to fool us. Prove it to us.”

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Review Tour: Lone Wolf by Anna Martin (Giveaway)





Length: 70,000 words approx.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Blurb

Jackson Lewis isn’t a typical werewolf. He isolates himself in a small town outside Spokane and dedicates himself to making his business—Lone Wolf Brewery—a success. If it leaves him little time for romance, he’s okay with that. His soul mate could be out there somewhere, but he isn’t actively looking.


So he’s in for quite the shock when he literally bumps into his soul mate—Leo Gallagher, an adorable, nerdy, vibrant music therapist who’s Jackson’s polar opposite.


But he’s human. And a man.


Jackson is straight—or at least he’s always assumed so. Though he can’t deny his attraction to Leo, it’s a lot for both of them to deal with.


While Jackson and Leo figure out what their future might hold, they face prejudice from both the human and werewolf communities—including a group of fanatics willing to kill to show humans and werewolves don’t belong together.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Release Blitz: The Truth Within by Sloane Kennedy


Love Has No Gender the brighter side of

Jo&Isalovebooks Promotions is proud to present today a new steamy MM romance in the Pelican Bay Series.
The Truth Within

I'm not a fighter. I never was. So how do I make the one man who might just be worth fighting for see that?
At twenty-five years old, Ford Cornell should have his whole life ahead of him but instead, the would-be artist is drowning in denial and just trying to get through each day. And the boy who once believed life was about following impossible dreams has finally come to accept that it's really only about surviving a living nightmare... one of his own making.

But the bruises are becoming harder to hide.

So is the truth...

I refuse to fall for a guy who won't accept the truth about who he is or what he wants. Not again...
They say bad things happen in threes.

For Sherriff Camden Wells, it's more like fours... or fives... or dozens.

After an ugly lie destroys his career and the man he'd planned to spend the rest of his life with cuts him to the core with the ultimate betrayal, forty-year-old Cam is counting on his new job as sheriff of the quiet town of Pelican Bay to be the fresh start he needs. What he isn't counting on is meeting a young man who makes him want to break all his own rules.

He wants me to accept something that will cause me to lose everything. I may not have much but it's something and something is better than nothing... right?
Ford's gotten used to his role as his older brother's punching bag and being his mother's never-ending disappointment. They may not be the Cleavers but family is family and Ford's seen up close and personal what happens when you don't have anyone in your corner... or when you go against family.

And there's just no way he's strong enough to survive that...

Nothing about us should make sense but maybe that's why it does...
Two men... one living a lie and one knocking down the walls of the closet he was forced to live in for so long. When one white-hot encounter leads to another and then another, Ford and Cam are forced to accept that their need for each other isn't going away anytime soon. But being together means one will need to go against everything he believes in.

So which man will bend and which will break? And what will the truth ultimately reveal?

**This book CAN be read as a standalone, but you may want to consider checking out books 1 and 2 in the series to fully enjoy all the secondary characters you'll meet in this story.

Review Tour: Adder and Willow by Sam Burns




Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length:
45,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Melanie Farlow @ Clause & Effect

The Rowan Harbor Cycle Series

Book #1 - Blackbird in the Reeds - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 - Wolf and the Holly - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #3 - Fox and Birch - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #4 - Hawk In The Rowan - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #5 - Stag and the Ashe - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

Fletcher Lane has a problem. His boyfriend’s parents are coming for a visit, and they want to meet up. He’s ready to commit, so what happens if his prospective in-laws don’t like him? And how is he supposed to keep Rowan Harbor’s unique nature a secret when he might be the worst liar ever born?

To make matters worse, when he finds and helps two strangers stuck on the road, it leads him to a new threat: the man who’s been terrorizing the town has set events into motion that endanger more than just Rowan Harbor. Can Fletcher and his friends stop him before there’s nothing but a smoking crater where the Oregon coastline used to be?

Review Blog Tour: Blind Date by Kay Doherty (Excerpt)



Title: Blind Date
Series: Back in the Game Book 1
Author: Kay Doherty
Publisher: Ninestar Press
Original Release Date: 8/29/2016
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 158 pages
Genre: Romance, Contemporary

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Synopsis

Dekker Callan is content with his life though he knows something is missing. Wanting the kind of love his friends share with their partners, Dekker is talked into taking part in a modeling and dating show as part of a fundraiser. He immediately falls in love with the anonymous, sexy voice on the other side of the wall, but fate has a surprise in store–his mystery man isn’t single.

Slade Gannon wasn’t supposed to take part in the dating show. That spot was for his roommate, Phil, who becomes ill and asks Slade to take his place. Slade has just recently gone through a breakup with his cheating boyfriend. Shocked and pleased when he wins the interest of handsome Dekker Callan, before he can go on the obligatory blind date, his ex asks for a second chance. Believing Dekker can’t possibly be as good on the inside as he looks on the outside, Slade gives George a second chance.

Dekker and Slade hit it off immediately, drawn to each other despite Slade being involved with someone else. They finally get their chance to be together when Slade finds out his boyfriend is still cheating, but just as they seem to discover the happiness they’ve been waiting for, George throws them one last hurdle—and this one may prove to be insurmountable.

Blog Tour: To Save His Prince, An Ice Dragon Tale by Hurri Cosmo (Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title: To Save His Prince, An Ice Dragon Tale
Series: Ice Dragon Tales #4
Author: Hurri Cosmo
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: 9/21/18
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 77,000
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, hurt/comfort, Prince/servant, MPreg, Magic

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Synopsis

Emory is a humble kitchen servant intent on working hard so he can continue to earn his daily crust of bread. It is a thankless, back-breaking job, but it is exactly where Emory wants to be. In the magnificent West Quay castle. Because that is where the incredibly handsome, extremely talented Crown Prince Riffyn lives. The beautiful, kind, and attentive man stole Emory’s heart years before when he rescued him and his mother from a band of thieves. Now Emory’s only wish is to be close, so he can simply admire and serve the man.

But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?

Release Boost: ab·so·lu·tion: a novel by Ava Harrison (Review + Teasers)

Title: ab·so·lu·tion: a novel
Author: Ava Harrison
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2018
I was done with love.
When I opened my heart, it was for the men I couldn't have. 
The unattainable ones. 
The ones who would hurt me. 
A vicious cycle I couldn’t seem to stop.
But I had a new resolve. 
Focus on my career.
Stay single.
And then I met him. 
Jace Montgomery. 
A wounded widower with two young kids. 
He was exactly everything I was avoiding.
So I did my best to stay away. 
But then he kissed me. 
And I fell.
Hard.
Hard for a man who would never be mine…
A man who was broken beyond repair. 
A man who would break me.

Cover Reveal: Lock & West by Alexander C. Eberhart


Title: Lock & West
Author: Alexander C. Eberhart
Genre: YA LGBT Romance
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps at We Got You Covered
Publisher: Seven Sisters Publishing, LLC
Blurb:

Note to Self: Just Don’t be Weird

Lock is awkward. He can’t make eye contact, counts when he’s nervous, and has to remind himself several times a day how ‘normal’ teens behave. Home-schooled most of his life, he’s resigned himself to a friendless existence at his new Atlanta high school.

Until he meets West.

List of Reasons Why My Life is a Mess: How Much Time do you Have?

West has everything. Looks. Talent. Money. And secrets… so many secrets. Beneath the surface of West’s perfect existence is a pain he’s buried so deep a million therapists couldn’t unearth it and he’s determined to keep it that way. He’s an actor. He can act normal.

But then there’s Lock.

Sometimes Two Wrongs Can Be Right 


They don’t fit. Their lives are equal but opposite disasters and the universe just keeps throwing obstacles in their path. Every time they are together they find it harder to say goodbye, harder to keep their secrets, harder not to lean on each other. But for this relationship to have a fighting chance, the two must stop trying to re-write the past and start figuring out how to build a future… together.

Release Blitz ~ Gateway To Love by Sarah Hadley Brook (Excerpt+Giveaway)




Length: 32,793 words

Cover Design: Brooke Albrecht

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Blurb

Ten days to finally make the leap from friends to lovers….

Craig and Mitchell have been friends for years, but each of them reached a point where that camaraderie became… more. Mitchell’s kept his feelings close to his chest. So has Craig, but now that they’ve graduated from UMKC, he knows it’s his last chance to show Mitchell they’re meant to be before their careers take them to opposite sides of the country.

He insists they can’t leave Missouri behind without one last adventure. Mitchell agrees to a road trip to visit all the touristy spots and say goodbye to their home state.

As they spend their days and nights together, buried feelings rise to the surface and hope blossoms. When their journey ends with a dance beneath the Branson stars, will they find love and a future together at the end of the road?