Thursday, September 29, 2016

Release Blitz: Morning My Angel by Sue Brown #Giveaway

Morning My Angel - Sue Brown

Author: Sue Brown

Release Date: September 29 2016

Length: 265 pages


Blurb

Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path. 

He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse. 

Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.

Author Bio

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

 Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she's made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Come over and talk to Sue at:
sue@suebrownstories.com

Her website can be found at:
http://www.suebrownstories.com/



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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Retro Review Tour~ Escaping Him by Liam Livings #Review #Giveaway

Escaping From Him 

Liam Livings

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Author: Liam Livings

Publisher: Manifold Press


Length: 51,000 words

Blurb

Darryl’s on the run – from controlling boyfriend Chris, an air-conditioner called Dave (deceased), an intolerable, claustrophobic situation and a person he just can’t be any more. The trouble is, he doesn’t have a plan – or any money – and all he knows is he needs to get away from everything. That’s where a lucky lift to Glasgow comes in, which turns out to be just the beginning of a whole new life …


Review

This book made me vibrate with anger and it also made me laugh. The anger though...I want to seriously wanted to hit a certain person in the head with a 2x4. Namely Darryl's boyfriend Chris, soon to be ex.
 
Nowm human beings can only be pushed so far before they snap. Darryl starts off in this book with Chris; a controlling jerk! Seriously! The scary kind of relationship. With all the rules set for Darryl, when the AC goes on the fritz he goes loco and beats it to death! < I laughed there! Then he packs up and leaves Chris and steals his car. There's an accident and now he's running.
Now, I fear Chris and I fear for him through Darryl, who changes his name to Ford for protection and to be a new him.
 
We spend the entirety of this book rediscovering Darryl/Ford. This is a young man grown up through foster care and into an abusive relationship. Finally he's taking his life into his hands and living.
 
It's refreshing and he's amazingly strong. You cheer for Ford and you become invested in his success.
I enjoyed this story and recommend it.
 


Author Bio


Liam Livings lives where east London ends and becomes Essex. He shares his house with his boyfriend and cat. He enjoys baking, cooking, classic cars and socialising with friends. He escapes from real life with a guilty pleasure book, cries at a sad, funny and camp film – and he’s been known to watch an awful lot of Gilmore Girls in the name of writing ‘research’.

One evening, flicking through the channels, he stumbled across the film, Saving Private Ryan, and it took twenty minutes of not seeing Goldie Hawn in an army uniform, before he realised it wasn’t actually the film, Private Benjamin.

He has written since he was a teenager, started writing with the hope of publication in 2011. His writing focuses on friendships, British humour, romance with plenty of sparkle.

When he’s not writing fiction he runs a manuscript appraisal service, provides marketing support to authors' publishers and ghostwrites other people’s books.

You can connect with Liam
Twitter @LiamLivings
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Release Day Review: More Than Okay by Bru Baker #Review #Giveaway


Author: Bru Baker
Book: More Than Okay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: September 28, 2016
Length: 64 pages



Reviewed by Meredith



Synopsis

Something in Jake’s relationship with Connor is changing, and not for the better. The only thing that’s been growing between them recently is silence, and when Connor starts lying about where he’s been and slipping out of bed at night, Jake fears the worst.

Jake gets the surprise of his life when he finds out what Connor has really been doing. It couldn’t be further from what he’d expected. Instead of ending the relationship, Connor has been building up to taking the next step together with a huge romantic surprise for Jake.

The scare shows Jake what’s really important, and the ordeal might make them stronger and bring them closer together than ever before.



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Review

I don't see a lot of already established relationship books, so More Than Okay was a wonderful treat for me.

Jake and Connor are the MC's here and Jake feels that something is off and that it's something with Connor and the mysterious and odd new behavioral patterns he's all about.

Now putting myself in Jake's shoes, I easily saw where his mind was going and I empathized with him.

Now, this is a fast, sweet, entertaining read so there's not much depth to the plot. No serious darkness lurking in the shadows.

This reads almost like a Hallmark Special in a sense. Jake thinking the worst and taking all of us on the "Hate Connor" train. But things aren't what they seem.

In the back of my mind I knew that but I found the end to be so endearing. It left a smile on my face. Truly a sweet read.



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Book Blitz: Star's Embrace by DC Juris #Excerpt #Giveaway

 

Title: Star's Embrace
Series: Alpha/Omega Verse #4
Author: DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Heat Level: 5 - Erotica
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 7,200 Words
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Aliens, Alien/Human

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Synopsis

Maltinian Ambassador Jedryn Parvone is forbidden fruit to a simple Human ship Captain like Jacob Meryl. But when a mission puts them in close quarters once again, will Jacob continue to bury his feelings? Not if Jedryn has anything to say about it.

Excerpt

Jacob answered the door buzzer a little under three hours later—he'd had just enough time to shower and look presentable. Clad in a floor-length, shimmering red robe that clung to his hips unmercifully, his long, thick hair done up into a bun with a colorful feather sticking out, Jedryn walked toward him with the graceful ease only a Maltinian possessed. Jedryn's face lit up in a wide, sweet smile, and Jacob felt his guts tremble in response. Jedryn brushed his lips gently across his cheek. "I have missed you," he whispered. Jacobs's stomach did flip-flops. Jedryn was forbidden fruit of the highest order. The man's father had never warmed to Jacob; probably never would. For Jedryn to mate without his father's consent would mark Jedryn as a c'entrath. A nasty slur among Maltinians, the closest Human equivalent was something slightly worse than whore. He brushed his sweaty palms on his pants for the hundredth time, and took a deep breath. He had never been anxious around anyone, but something about Jedryn rattled his nerves. Aside from being the most physically beautiful man he had ever encountered, Jedryn was also the kindest, the purest of heart. He doubted the alien carried a mean bone in his body. Far too good for the likes of him. "Is there anything to eat?" Jedryn asked, stepping back. "I am famished." Jacob nodded, at last taking in the pallor of his skin and the dark almost purple, circles under his bright blue, almond-shaped eyes. He took Jedryn's hand and led him to the small kitchen area, gestured for him to sit at the table. They would have to discuss the mission, but for a while maybe he could keep the topics to more mundane things. "How's your sire?" "You do not need to avoid the subject of the slaves." "I'm not avoiding anything. I'm being polite." Jacob shrugged. "I hear he's making progress with the Disputed Space talks." Jedryn groaned. "If there exists a more stubborn race than the Bortors, I have never heard of them. Do you know their delegate fought my sire at every turn?" "Perhaps she doesn't want peace." Jacob poured a glass of amara juice and slid it across the table. He turned and fished out a bowl from the cupboard. "Salad or stew?" Jedryn downed several sips of juice. "Salad, please. I think she does want peace," he said, getting back to the conversation. "She is just…stubborn." Jedryn folded his arms on top of the table and rested his chin on them. "How have you been?" "I've kept busy." He tossed a few leafy greens into the bowl—Jedryn didn't like anything else in his salad—dribbled some flavored oil over them, and handed off the bowl. He joined Jedryn at the table with a sigh. Jedryn sat up and picked at the food, frowning, his forehead knit together. "This is lovely, Jacob. Thank you." Jacob blinked several times, taken aback, as always, by the sincerity and warmth in Jedryn's expression and tone. Two things the universe no longer had enough of. He recovered quickly, somehow remembering to breathe. "Anyone can make a salad." "Still, it is nice. I so rarely get to eat Human food, and I do prefer it so much to the bland cuisine of my home world." "Perhaps when I retire I should start a cooking school on your planet, eh?" Jedryn laughed, a musical sound that sent shivers up and down Jacob's spine. "You would either do extremely well or extremely poorly." And for a moment, just a tiny, shivering moment, Jacob let himself imagine it. Perhaps he would share a cozy little home with Jedryn on Maltinia. He pictured it, standing at the door of their house, gazing out at the fields and mountains beyond, at the stationary clouds—big and fluffy in that picturesque way that defied reality, as if he had stepped into a painting. Shadows of those same clouds would cover half the mountains, the trees below them cast in a hue of deep green. They'd have the sort of life poets wrote about, minstrels sang of, and artists loved to capture on canvas. The sort of life that could make a man believe in the perfection of his world—a world with only beauty and peace. The sort of life that could make a man feel as though he truly belonged—not just to any one thing—but to everything: the trees, the water, the air, the soil. The sort of life that could make a man feel complete and want for nothing. Any man except him, that was. He slid his gaze to the window, to the stars beyond, longing to be out among them. He missed the familiar quirks of his ship, the camaraderie of his crew, and the adrenaline-pumping excitement of their escapades. The domesticity of vacation didn't sit well with him, but after their last mission—after he'd narrowly escaped capture by the Koralens and managed barely to save his ship and crew— he'd felt they'd all been owed a little time off. Jedryn finished the last few bites of his salad, then gave a shy smile and lowered his gaze to the table. "When I was here last, they had made great advancements with the hydroponics. Do you think there is anything new to show me this time?" He could show Jedryn something, all right. "As a matter of fact, I know there is. Come." He stood and offered his hand.

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Meet the Author Romance author, sci-fi fan club Captain, cosplayer, reigning Queen of Monkeyland, and random menace. Yep, we're talking about DC Juris. She’s a cupcake-making, football-watching, rubber-duck-collecting, drag-show loving, full-of-fabulous-with-a-capital-F kinda gal. She's also an ordained minister and an amateur photographer. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, three dogs, and three cats. When she's not writing, you can find her in her favorite chair watching Star Trek and Supernatural repeats on Netflix, or surfing the web for porn. Er…research. Surfing the web for research. She may speak softly but she lives and loves loudly. Just ask the neighbors. ::wink::

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Tour: Kinky Sprinkles by LA Witt #Review #Giveaway





Author: L.A. Witt
Book: Kinky Sprinkles
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication date: September 24, 2016
Length: 140 pages


Reviewed by Meredith



Synopsis



Joel has finally walked away from his abusive ex and is ready to meet new people. But that isn’t easy for a guy who’s shy, self-conscious, and struggling with his body image.

Andre has wanted Joel since the first time he laid eyes on him, and finally Joel is single. But Andre is a Dom and a sadist, and Joel is unapologetically vanilla. There’s no happy medium—either Andre reins in the kinky side that took him years to accept, or Joel grits his teeth and subjects himself to kinks that aren’t his thing. No matter who bends, someone’s going to be unhappy.

They agree to walk away, but they keep circling back to each other. Though their kinks might not line up, the chemistry between them sizzles and the emotional connection keeps getting deeper. But none of that will get them anywhere if they can’t find some kind of middle ground in the bedroom.



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Review

This will not have a conventional ending. Perhaps you'll see it coming, I honestly did not.  That is the best way I can start off this review. Now I'll talk about it a bit.

This is a very kinky book! LA Witt has sure proven she writes great sex! Never rushes those passionate moments or those fabulous quickies. This book has some serious hotness to it!

One MC, Joel, really tugged at my heartstrings while simultaneously frustrating and angering me lol. He was in a D/s relationship, his Dom was abusive, selfish, and treated Joel poorly. But that's all you get. LA Witt kind of drop it there. The backstory there, I felt, was vital. I truly kept waiting for a morsel that would make me understand the motives that made Joel come to the decision on the type of relationship he chose with Andre. Had she expanded more there I think the connection from reader to the character would have been stronger.

Andre who is a Dom is understanding, kind, and patient with Joel. Everything a great Dom should be. However, there's a problem. Andre's kink is darker than Joel is comfortable with and it makes having a BDSM relationship impossible. I won't say more .

This book was hot and passionate, yes. But, it needed more explanation. Lengthening the story would have done that. I felt too much was omitted and therefore it just was a miss for me. I hope there's more of these guys and that can hopefully clear things up and fill the gaps. 











About the Author


L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).




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Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding Kinky Sprinkles) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 1st.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to leave your contact info, and thanks for following the tour!