Oct 24

ARC Review, Giveaway & Excerpt – Kept (The Enforcers #3) by Maya Banks

The story line is complex, pitting three gangs against each other. The characters are likeable: Haley is strong, dedicated, and caring, while Silas is a delicious Dominant. The two strike sparks off each other, all the while complementing each other’s weaknesses. The sex is hot, with mild BDSM, and the emotions run high. ~ Shadow, Guilty Pleasures 

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He can’t change who he is…

A horrific childhood has made Silas the man he is today: dangerous, distrustful, and demanding. He’s lived in self-imposed solitude, convinced that no woman could ever accept his need for absolute control—in business and pleasure. That is, until a young violinist walks into one of his buildings and into his life.

She can’t change what she wants…

Haley has been struggling to fulfill her father’s dying wish: to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working two jobs, she can’t afford the tiniest of apartments. Seeing her hopeless and near tears, Silas vows to help and protect her, no matter the cost to himself. But when Haley meets his every demand with unwavering acceptance and love, he is overwhelmed by her goodness and gentle spirit. He knows that the dark stain on his soul can never be erased—and rather than risk destroying the most beautiful thing he’s ever experienced, he knows he’ll have to do the hardest thing he’s ever had to face. Let her go. But he’s totally unprepared for the lengths Haley will go to fight for his love and a future brighter than the sun…

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Oct 24

ARC Two-fer Review – Pull Me Close (Panic #1) by Sidney Halston

Pull Me Close was not only a gut wrenching, poignant and sexy romance; Ms. Halston gave us a respectful look into the life of those with social anxiety and how it affects their lives and relationships and she does it brilliantly. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures

Welcome to Panic, a sultry Miami nightclub where bodies and hearts move to a beat that doesn’t stop at sunrise—the setting for “a magnificent story full of deep emotion” (Sawyer Bennett).

Katherine: I thought I could enjoy a night out like a normal person. I thought I could handle the flashing lights, the pulsing music, the crowded dance floor. I couldn’t have been more wrong. After having an anxiety attack and passing out during my sister’s engagement party at Panic, I wake up in the arms of the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. Nick Moreno’s no gentleman. But he might just be the man I need to help me take control of my life.

Nick: When I hear there’s some random girl passed out in the back room of my family’s South Beach nightclub, I’m pissed. My dad’s already behind bars and we can’t afford any more bad press. But after giving her a lift—literally—back to her apartment, I stop seeing Katherine Wilson as some random girl. She’s gorgeous, vulnerable, and braver than she knows. And when we kiss, all I want to do is pull her close and promise that she’ll always be safe in my arms.

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Oct 24

ARC Review – A Wedding for Christmas (Twilight, Texas #7) by Lori Wilde

Lori Wilde has done it again and written another good story in the quaint and charming town of Twilight. ~ Amanda, Guilty Pleasures 

The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing . . .There’s even a Christmas wedding.

When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other . . . at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all . . .

Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie’s packed their hot night away in a box labeled “fling”—or tried to. But Twilight’s bad boy is the best man in her brother’s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder’s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding—or surrender to Christmas magic.

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Oct 24

ARC Review – Fractured Hymns by A.M. Arthur

Fractured Hymns is about acceptance, forgiveness, pain, grief, and most of all about love and you will absolutely feel many emotions as you read it and if you are like me you will find it impossible to put down. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures 

Still firmly in the closet at the age of thirty, Ethaniel Shockley is content leading a solitary—if lonely—life working on a construction crew with fellow military vets. After a tragic worksite accident leaves two of his friends dead, Ethaniel returns to his family home to recuperate from a spiral leg fracture and severe Post Concussive Syndrome. He may be lucky to be alive, but he hates the independence he’s lost.

Matthew “Angel” Garrett has worked at Shockley Stables for three years, content to muck stalls and polish saddles, and to be as unnoticeable as possible. Except for weekly church outings, he avoids going into town so he doesn’t see The Look. The Look that says “I know you went to prison for killing a man.”

A chance conversation with Ethaniel gives Angel hope that maybe he can have a friendship with the gorgeous Shockley sibling he’s crushed on for years. But the more time they spend indulging in their shared love of music, the clearer it becomes that they both want more. Ethaniel sees a kindred spirit in Angel, whose soul is just as fractured from his time in prison as Ethaniel’s is from war. But Angel has another, deeper secret that haunts him—one he’s positive will destroy this new song with Ethaniel before it’s even written.

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Oct 24

Release Blitz & Giveaway – Interborough by Santino Hassell


interborough_600x900About Interborough
The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.

Interborough is available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/interborough


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Oct 20

Guest Blog & Giveaway – Friendly Fire by Cari Z



Why Write Friendly Fire? Or, Contemporary is Hard, Wah!

Why wouldn’t an author in the m/m genre write contemporary?

I mean, it’s the most popular subgenre!

You can write from real life!

You’ll sell more!

It’s more relatable!

Did I mention it sells better?

All of these are good, viable reasons for writing contemporary stories. So why did I put it off for so bloody long? No, really, I started with historicals, drifted over to sci fi and fantasy, carved a bloody niche out of UF and dystopia, and occasionally—very occasionally—flirted with a little, tiny contemporary piece here or there. Why not dive in? Is it because my life is too boring to draw inspiration from? Am I afraid of the competition? The hell, woman, seriously—why not branch out?

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