Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cover Reveal: All or Nothing by Felice Stevens

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All or Nothing an all-new, steamy MM romance by Felice Stevens is coming October 3rd!

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All or Nothing by Felice Stevens 
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017 
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Photographer: Golden Czermak of FuriousFotog

A past he couldn’t forget

Adam Barton is living his dream of working as a firefighter in his small Texas town, but a tragedy from his youth continues to haunt him. He decides New York City is the perfect place to start a new life and joins the FDNY, living and loving his own way—no strings and nothing personal. Until he catches sight of Rico Estevez, the sexy chef with the mysterious smile who rocks his world. After one explosive night together, Adam craves another….And then another. The more he and Rico are together, the more Adam wants him.

A future he never imagined

Rico Estevez is living a lie. For years he’s hidden his sexuality, afraid to hurt the career of his politically ambitious father. He’s the perfect American―the best schools, top of his class and most importantly, to his father, a successful businessman. Who needs a boyfriend when sex is so easy to find? Starting a torrid love affair with Adam Barton isn’t a problem; neither one is looking toward forever. But Rico’s father is about to get the chance of a lifetime and Rico feels forced to play by his rules.

Rules are made to be broken

Adam proves more unforgettable than Rico ever imagines, but he gives in to family pressures above personal desire. When a fire reunites them, both men discover their passion for each other hasn’t died; rather it’s stronger than ever. Want turns to need and something more dangerous to their hearts—love. Adam and Rico know if they want to have it all, they can let no one and nothing stand in their way of a life together.

Retro Review: Matters of Heart by Yolande Kleinn (Excerpt)


Blurb:

Marco Spinelli has made Spinelli Medical Technologies an international power house; but there's no way he could have done it without Adam Callaghan, his best friend and resident entrepreneurial genius. Together they've spent years making their dream a reality.

Marco can't imagine life without Adam at his side, exactly like this—until a gala and an unexpected encounter make him realize he wants something more. Now he must repair a rift he never intended to cause, before he loses Adam for good.

Blog Tour: Lavender by Xavier Axelson (Guest Post + Giveaway)



The process behind writing anything (for me) is usually a combination of inspiration fueled by the need to tell a story. My latest novella ‘Lavender’ is inspired by a lavender farm I visit about twice a year (sadly I never am there when the lavender is blooming, I always miss it) but the place is tradition to me, and whomever I am dragging along for the ride. The ultimate destination is a pig sanctuary run by a dear friend I met during my life as a pot bellied pig dad…long story.

Each time I visited the farm I would take photos, look around, make notes and soak up as much of the evocative atmosphere as possible. The time I decided to write a story centered on the farm there was a single man working there and when we left I told my sister I was going to write a story about the farm. A few minutes later we stopped at a local sports field to stretch and there was a soccer team practicing, and loving unlikely but possible pairings, I imagined what would happen if this soccer team, on their way to practice stopped at the lavender farm.

Writing is always external for me, the story and the characters are outside and all I have to do is listen. The stress of writing, or any artistic venture for me, is hoping I get the idea out as it’s being given, that I’m honoring whatever creative force is tapping me on the shoulder. ‘Lavender’ went through a long process. The initial publisher I hoped would publish the story folded. Another rejected it. Then I came against a bizarre roadblock. Something I can only describe as gender-scent assignment. The idea that the smell of lavender is feminine and usually not associated with eroticism, but with “old ladies” and may reflect poorly on the masculine natures of the characters.

Huh?

Release Blitz: Waking the Behr by Pat Henshaw (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Book Title: Waking the Behr (A Foothills Pride Story)
Author: Pat Henshaw
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Genre: contemporary gay romance
Length: 29,689 Words/88 Pages
Release Date: September 20, 2017

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Blurb
Both Ben and Mitch think they know exactly what they want. Turns out, they don’t even know their own hearts.

Good old boy Ben has dated women his entire life, while gay nightclub owner Mitch has never considered unsophisticated country boys his type. But after they start hanging out, the small-town contractor and the urban entrepreneur are both stunned by the electricity sparking between them.

As they step outside their comfort zones to spend time together, Mitch finds he enjoys rural car rallies, and Ben is intrigued by the upscale bars Mitch owns in San Francisco. When they share their lives and grow closer, they start to question the way they’ve always defined themselves. Then they kiss and fling open the door to love. Now they must step up and travel the road that may lead to happily ever after—even if that path isn’t one they ever expected to walk.

Book Review: Tramps and Thieves by Rhys Ford


Title: Tramps and Thieves
Series: Murder and Mayhem: Book Two
Author: Rhys Ford
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Category: Mystery/Suspense
Pages: 210

Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.
Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder… and sleeping with Harold’s wife.
For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West LA detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.
When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

Virtual Tour: Covet by Yolande Kleinn (Giveaway)



Hi everybody! I'm Yolande Kleinn, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to the Covet blog tour. I'm giddy to be here myself, and I hope you're looking forward to my kinky contemporary M/M/M love story. I had a terrific time writing this book—getting to know Jack and Colin and Peter—and I can't wait for you to meet them too. Follow along for the chance to win a $30 Riptide Publishing gift card!


About Covet


Jack Mason—graphic designer and unrepentant player—has never been interested in monogamy. He certainly isn’t looking for romance when he meets Professor Colin Sloan.


Newly single and not looking for anything serious, Colin is intrigued by Jack’s offer of a physical affair with no strings attached. Becoming friends wasn’t part of the plan, but as accidents go, this one’s pretty great.


Peter Mason is Jack’s identical twin. In a long-term relationship himself, Peter tells no one that he’s falling for his brother’s newest favorite, even as the secret creates tension with his girlfriend.


When Peter’s relationship falls apart, he seduces Colin, fully expecting Jack to forgive his transgression. But Jack is keeping secrets too—he hasn't told even Colin that he’s fallen in love. Suddenly the twins are feuding, and Colin is caught in the middle, blindsided by the revelation that he doesn’t want to choose between them.


Now all three must find a way to share, or they’ll tear each other apart.

Release Day Review: I Heart Boston Terriers by Rick R. Reed


Title: I Heart Boston Terriers
Author: Rick R. Reed
Release Date: September 20, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 54

Author's Note: This edition has been extensively revised.
When Aaron finds Mavis, an emaciated and shy Boston terrier, at a pet adoption fair, his heart goes out to her—completely.
When Christian, manning the adoption fair for the Humane Society that autumn Saturday, finds Aaron, his heart goes out to him—completely.
This is a story about embracing love, whether it’s for someone who walks on four legs or on two. Mavis’s journey back to wholeness and finding her forever home parallels the story of two men discovering each other at the perfect moment—a moment that defies logic, propriety, and common sense. But when did love ever follow a rational course?
First edition published by Amber Allure, January 2012.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Rock Me by Carly Phillips

Release Blitz ~ Rock Me by Carly Phillips 

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Rock Me, a sexy new standalone from Carly Phillips is LIVE!

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Rock Me by Carly Phillips Publication Date: September 19th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Bodyguard Bad Boys … Sexy, Hot, and oh so protective!
A pop star in danger.
Her reluctant bodyguard.
A past they can’t deny.
Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame.
Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure.
But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love?

AotM: More Than Everything & The Half of Us by Cardeno C. (Reviews+Giveaway)

More Than Everything

Cover - morethaneverythingTime might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.
As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott unexpectedly moves away.
Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. After eight months together, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love. But when the opportunity comes to be open about their relationship, Adan walks away.
Time passes and life moves on, but when Charlie learns the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.

GRL2017 Blog Tour: Bayou Book Junkie Welcomes J. Scott Coatsworth

GRL2017 Blog Tour: Bayou Book Junkie Welcomes 
J. Scott Coatsworth


A Banner Year
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Last year was my first at GRL in Kansas City. I was a GRL virgin and a Supporting Author, which basically meant I had a few novellas out and some other miscellaneous work. It was an amazing con for me, and Mark and I are thrilled to be returning this fall for GRL Denver.

This year is different. I’m attending as a Featured Author for the first time. It’s a choice I made with some difficulty, as I still feel like the little guy no one really knows about. Yeah, folks know me for Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink, but I’m really just beginning to make my mark as an author.

My first novel, “Skythane”, came out in February, but up until two days before the GRL 2017 slots went on sale, I had no idea if my second novel would be accepted, and I didn’t want to attempt a Featured slot with just one full-length novel to my name.

So I made myself a bargain. If the second novel was bought by the publisher, I would try things out as a Featured Author this time.

In the end, it came right down to the wire. On Thursday night before the Saturday GRL registration release, I got my email from DSP. It was a YES—I was in. There may have been some dancing in the Coatsworth-Guzman household that night.

Cover Reveal ~ What The Hail (Hail Raisers #3) by Lani Lynn Vale (Giveaway)


Cover Reveal ~ What The Hail (Hail Raisers #3) by Lani Lynn Vale (Giveaway)


Title: What the Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #3
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release: December 14, 2017
Model: RJ Ritchie
Photographer: Furious



He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry.
Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry.
He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed.
She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying. 

Virtual Tour: Bad Boy’s Bard by E.J. Russell (Guest Post + Giveaway)



About Bad Boy’s Bard


As far as rock star Gareth Kendrick, the last true bard in Faerie, is concerned, the only good Unseelie is . . . well . . . there’s no such thing. Two centuries ago, an Unseelie lord abducted Gareth’s human lover, Niall, and Gareth has neither forgotten nor forgiven.

Niall O’Tierney, half-human son of the Unseelie King, had never lost a wager until the day he swore to rid the Seelie court of its bard. That bet cost him everything: his freedom, his family—and his heart. When he’s suddenly face-to-face with Gareth at the ceremony to join the Seelie and Unseelie realms, Niall does the only thing inhumanly possible: he fakes amnesia. Not his finest hour, perhaps, but he never revealed his Unseelie heritage, and to tell the truth now would be to risk Gareth’s revulsion—far harder to bear than two hundred years of imprisonment.

Then a new threat to Gareth’s life arises, and he and Niall stage a mad escape into the Outer World, only to discover the fate of all fae resting on their shoulders. But before they can save the realm, they have to tackle something really tough: mending their own broken relationship.


Series Review: Famous on the Internet books 1 and 2 by Alina Popescu

Series Review: Famous on the Internet books 1 and 2 by Alina Popescu





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Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan’s mission in life. 


To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren’t really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn’t enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back. 



When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he’s got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan’s rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn’t stand back and watch him leave. 



Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Torin by Lance Withton (Guest Post + Giveaway)


Title:  Torin
Author: Lance Withton
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Heat Level: 5 - Erotica
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 40300
Genre: Contemporary, NineStar Press, LGBT, prostitution, sex work, degradation, kink, dirty talk

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Torin’s anxiety has made it difficult for him to navigate romantic relationships, so instead of trying, he keeps himself occupied with his work. But just because he doesn’t chase relationships doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something, even if he has to get it with a dash of taboo.

At Pillar, the only all-male brothel in the city, Torin makes an appointment with a charming sex worker who goes by the name “Davies.” It becomes hard for Torin to keep his emotions out of the intimacy, and his feelings become more complicated when a designer he works with starts to let on that his interest is more than platonic.

AotM: Something in the Way He Needs & Strong Enough by Cardeno C. (Reviews + Giveaway)



Something in the Way He Needs

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Controlled Asher didn't expect to fall for free-spirited Daniel, but they'll find what they desperately need in one another.
Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being in charge and in control, so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.
The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, but with all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. If Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.

Release Day Review ~ Off The Beaten Path by Cari Z. (Giveaway)

Release Day Review ~ Off The Beaten Path by Cari Z.


Title: Off the Beaten Path
Author: Cari Z.

Release Date: September 18, 2017

Category: Paranormal
Pages: 200


When Ward Johannsen’s little girl Ava shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father and daughter severed. Ward burned every bridge he had discovering her location, and then almost froze to death in the Colorado mountains tracking her new pack down. And that’s just the beginning of his struggle.


Henry Dormer is an alpha werewolf and an elite black ops soldier who failed his last mission. He returns home, hoping for some time to recuperate and help settle the pack’s newest member, a little pup named Ava who can’t shift back to her human form. Instead he meets Ward, who refuses to leave his daughter without a fight. The two men are as different as night and day, but their respect for each other strikes a spark of mutual interest that quickly grows into a flame. They might find something special together—love, passion, and even a family—if they can survive trigger-happy pack guardians, violent werewolf politics, and meddling government agencies that are just as likely to get their alpha soldiers killed as bring them home safely.

Release Boost ~ Blood Guard by Megan Erickson

Release Boost ~ Blood Guard by Megan Erickson 

Blood Guard by Megan Erickson IS LIVE!
You'll want to sink your teeth into this romance!
“Megan Erickson knows how to bring the heat! With a kick-butt heroine and a hero to die for, Blood Guard kept me reading all night long.”New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff

Release Blitz ~ Beyond Reckless (A Lost Kings MC Novel) by Autumn Jones Lake (Review + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Beyond Reckless (A Lost Kings MC Novel) by Autumn Jones Lake (Review + Giveaway)

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Blood doesn’t make you family, loyalty does.  

Marcel “Teller” Whelan, Treasurer of the Lost Kings MC, has always been two things—honest and responsible. At ten years old, he was already taking care of his baby sister. At eighteen, he patched into the Lost Kings MC and took a major role in shaping the club’s future.  

Three years ago, he thought he’d met the perfect woman, only to have her reject everything he is—a Lost King.  

One bullet is a lifetime supply.  

Release Blitz ~ Fate Heats Things Up by Sarah Hadley Brook (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Fate Heats Things Up by Sarah Hadley Brook (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Title:  Fate Heats Things Up
Author: Sarah Hadley Brook
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 15600
Genre: Contemporary, NineStar Press, LGBT, bartenders, firemen, contemporary

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Scott Dwyer meets hot, new fireman Adrian Campbell in an embarrassing incident one evening and can’t stop thinking about him. While bartending at the local hangout for Station 39, he sees Adrian with his colleagues about once a week. He thinks Adrian might be interested in him, too, but every time they find a chance to talk, something gets in their way.

When a rash of arson fires begins the same week Adrian starts at the station, the rumors fly about whether or not he is responsible for them.

Things are heating up in town, but will they heat up between the two men as well? Will Fate ever allow them to be together?