Monday, August 20, 2018

Release Blitz - CONFESSIONS: PRIEST by Ella Frank

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Confessions: Priest, book three in the steamy contemporary MMM Confessions Series from Ella Frank, is LIVE!


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I am complex.
My love is all-encompassing.
And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule:
Don’t mess with what’s mine.
Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy.
The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear
the very ground he walked on. Including me,
the day I realized that ground ran red with blood.
At age eighteen, I became Priest.
A man without a past.
A man determined to right the wrongs of my father.
A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.
But then a thief stole my heart.
A sweetheart lit up my world.
And I forgot for a moment you should never turn your back on your enemy.
And thus begins a lesson to those who would seek to harm: Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.


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Release Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway - TIME FOR LOVE by Lynn Michaels


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TIME FOR LOVE
LYNN MICHAELS
M/M ROMANCE
175 pages
RELEASE DATE: 08.20.18

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Surf and sand, beach and bar-tending, and practicing Taoism are the important things in Jeremy Ringer's life. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that it's not enough. By trusting the wrong people, he is pushed toward sexy police specialist, Oliver Mendosa.

Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing, the new police app he's developing. That is until he meets a victim of crime, surfer-boy, Jeremy Ringer. When his protective nature is brought out in full force, he can't resist the temptation of a summer fling.

Is it possible for these two men, from such different worlds, to overcome their differences and fears in order to find the love they both desire?

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Ollie reached out across the table and grabbed Jeremy’s hand. “I like this. We seriously have to go out more. You know? Like a date. A real date. I’m gonna take you.” He rubbed Jeremy’s knuckles with his thumb, loving the feel of their strong hands combined.
“I don’t care about that sort of thing.”
“I do.”
“I only want to enjoy whatever we do. We get to make our own rules. Right.?”
Ollie laughed. “Is that more of that Zen shit?”
“Tao.” Jeremy’s brows furrowed, making Ollie laugh until Jeremy smiled. “Shut up.”
“You keep telling me that.”
Before he could say anything, the guy from behind the counter showed up with the carafe of coffee. He was cute with big blue eyes and blond hair.
Jeremy pulled his hand away, scowling. “That was quick.”
The waiter cocked his hip to the side. “I only have one speed around here.”He snapped his fingers. “Fast!” Then he winked at Ollie.
The guy dashed off, and Ollie stared after him for a moment, before turning to Jeremy and lifting an eyebrow. “What?”
Jeremy busted out laughing.
Ollie chuckled. “Now, stop it...”They sipped coffee and talked until their food came. Afterward, with a full belly, Ollie wondered about what was next. He didn’t want to end this time relaxing with Jeremy. “So, what? You’re hanging out at the beach all weekend, J?”
“Yep. I called work. I have more time before Sheila could work me back into the schedule, so that’s the plan. Hanging out in the sun doing nothing is so damned good sometimes. I think I need that right now. You know?”
“Yeah. I want to hang out with you. Is that okay?”
Jeremy nodded, his eyes sparkling with excitement. He fingered the shark tooth necklace he wore. “When do you have to go back?”
He shrugged. “Depends. I don’t have to report anywhere. If I catch a case, well...”He held a hand up. “But even that isn’t like immediate. I have a few other guys in the field with the app now to help.”
“Okay then. Let’s pay up and get out of here. There’s sand and surf calling!”

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Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she's not writing she's kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don't follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

New Release: Book Review - PLAYBOY by Katy Evans


Title: Playboy
Author: Katy Evans
Release Date: July 29, 2018

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A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. 

It started as a game. 
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won. 
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose. 
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael. 
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction. 
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep. 
My heart, soul, and body weren't supposed to be part of the deal. 
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble. 
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me? 
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all. 

*This book contains characters from the Manwhore series but can be read as a complete standalone.


REVIEW
5 Stars


This is the fifth book in the Manwhore series and although I have yet to read any other books from the series, it was totally easy to follow as this is a standalone. However, after reading this book I know I have to find time to read the previous books because if they are anything like Playboy, I am surely missing out. 

I absolutely love Ms. Evans writing style. I have been a longtime fan and she has yet to disappoint. Playboy was sexy and completely captivating. This book was definitely sizzling hot with the chemistry between Cullen and Wynn rolling right off the pages. This book was certainly not what I was expecting but it was even better. With all the charisma and commanding coming from Cullen, I was not expecting him to be so utterly sweet and romantic and downright swoon worthy. 

I love the Vegas scene so that was a really great setting and visual to go along with story. This is a definite MUST READ! It will no doubt keep you entertained and hot and bothered til the very end. Ms. Evans always brings her A-game when it comes to the MC’s in her stories. Her men always keep you wanting more and her woman as feisty as ever. Love love love it!!! 

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

ICYMI: Cover Reveal - CONFESSIONS: PRIEST by Ella Frank

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Confessions: Priest, book three in the steamy contemporary MMM Confessions Series from Ella Frank, is coming August 20th!


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Confessions: Priest by Ella Frank
Genre: Contemporary MMM Romance
Publishing Date: August 20th, 2018
Cover Designer: Hang Le
Photographer: Mark Short Photography
Model: Alexander MacKenzie

I am complex.
My love is all-encompassing.
And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule:
Don’t mess with what’s mine.

Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy.
The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear
the very ground he walked on. Including me,
the day I realized that ground ran red with blood.

At age eighteen, I became Priest.
A man without a past.
A man determined to right the wrongs of my father.
A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

But then a thief stole my heart.
A sweetheart lit up my world.
And I forgot for a moment you should never turn your back on your enemy.

And thus begins a lesson to those who would seek to harm: Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.

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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.


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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Audiobook Tour + Excerpt - UNSCRIPTED LOVE by Aimee Nicole Walker

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UNSCRIPTED LOVE
Road to Blissville Series, Book 1
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
M/M ROMANCE
AUDIO RELEASE: 05.29.18

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Wander Aguiar
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art
Narrator: Joel Leslie
Listening Length: 8 hours and 49 minutes

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Kyle Vaughn had three goals in life: become a vet, find the man of his dreams, and start a family. He easily checked off the first item on the list when he took over his grandfather’s veterinary practice. Too bad he wasn’t as lucky in love.

Chaz Hamilton took a leap of faith when he decided to pursue a career in writing, but one best seller didn’t mean he could quit his day job. All work and no play threatened to make Chaz a very dull man when the only romantic action he saw was in the pages of his manuscript. Too bad he couldn’t write his own happily every after.

Circumstances pushed the two men together, and one magical kiss beneath fireworks and stars changed everything. Kyle knew his luck had finally turned around and Chaz found a man far better than any book boyfriend ever written. 
There was just one problem. Chaz has kept a secret from Kyle that could ruin their chance at a beautiful life together.

Kyle and Chaz learn that the best-laid plans often go awry, the heart has a mind of its own, and the greatest love is unscripted.

The books in the Road to Blissville series can be read either as standalone books or as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 and older.


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“What’s wrong with Harry?” Dr. Vaughn aka Dr. Dimples, Dr. Do Me, and Dr. D asked me. Harry? No, I manscape to within an inch of my life. No wild bush with hairy man berries here! Dr. Vaughn narrowed his eyes and leaned toward me a little bit. I leaned back in surprise causing him to chuckle. “Stay still a second,” he said, “you have something in the corner of your eye.”

Dr. Vaughn cupped the left side of my face in his big, strong hand and gently worked something loose from my right eye. Hand to God I thought I was going to faint right then and there. I prayed hard that the trembling I felt was internal because I was nowhere close to being in the guy’s league. I saw the kind of man he dated, and I didn’t measure up—probably in more ways than one. In fact, I’d just seen him flirting with his ex-boyfriend in the damn lobby. I couldn’t blame him for wanting to climb the hunky detective, but I had a feeling that ship had long sailed. Detective Wyatt had his eyes set on my best friend Josh, who tried really hard to hide his mutual attraction to the man.

“There,” Dr. Vaughn said. He held his finger up to show me the eyelash he’d worked free from the corner of my eye. “Aren’t you supposed to make a wish and blow on it?”

Do me, Dr. Dimples. Do me, Dr. Dimples “Are we still talking about the eyelash?” I asked. I felt my face flame red with embarrassment when I realized what I’d said. Dr. Vaughn’s eyes widened as if maybe he imagined my lips wrapped around his cock, but that was probably wishful thinking on my part.

“Uhhh,” the normally unflappable man said.

For the life of me, I don’t know what made me do it. Perhaps it was his blown pupils or the racing pulse at his neck, but I wrapped my hand around his wrist and lowered my lips until they hovered over his finger with the eyelash. I kept my eyes locked on his while I gently blew on his finger. Dr. Vaughn swallowed hard then broke eye contact long enough to look down at his finger. A wide smile had bloomed across his face before he said, “Looks like you need to blow a little harder.”

Sure enough, my eyelash dangled from the tip of his finger. That little bastard was clinging to the sexy vet’s fingers for dear life. Dr. Vaughn cocked his eyebrow as if he dared me to do it again and I surely couldn’t back down after the stunt I pulled.


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I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. 

I'm a girly tomboy
who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.

I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

Joel Leslie/Narrator

Joel Leslie is a UK transplant, growing up with American parents in a British commonwealth. A classically trained actor with an MFA in theatre from USC, he is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of American and British sounds. His great range and ability to bring characters to life with honesty, wit and versatility delights producers and listeners alike.

He is proud to have a strong following with m/m listeners and an ongoing relationship with some of the finest writers in the genre. He loves that every day he gets to share these beautiful, inspirational and empowering GLBT characters with the world.

His authors have praised him as “a narrator among narrators, a man whose ability to create different characters rests on the power of his voice and his impeccable delivery,” and a “true delight…" "his professionalism, good humor, and charm make him a dream to work with,” "Anyone else would only be second best”.

Joel has consistent access to his home studio for all production needs. When not in the booth he spends his time chasing after two loquacious wiener dogs.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Release Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway - LEANING INTO FOREVER by Lane Hayes

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LEANING INTO FOREVER
Leaning Into Series Book 7
LANE HAYES
M/M ROMANCE
RELEASE DATE: 06.26.18

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Geordie De La Rosa is a legend among wine lovers in Napa Valley. His ultra-fabulous style paired with a penchant for leading impromptu sing-a-longs has made him a star attraction at Conrad Winery. Co-owning a well-respected winery was never Geordie’s aspiration but he likes the niche he’s made for himself. He won’t deny that his job and his friends have helped ease his heartache and grief after the death of his longtime partner.

Levi Yeager excels at the art of reinventing himself. He’s been a minor league baseball player, a college coach and now a restaurant owner. The problem is he doesn’t know anything about the food business. And when his chef quits unexpectedly, he’s afraid his new venture is doomed. But Levi isn’t a quitter. It may be the only thing he has in common with the beautiful, sassy man from the neighboring winery who agrees to help get his new business up and running. Neither man counts on their fast friendship or the wild attraction they feel for each other. However, they know they won’t stand a chance until they let go of the past and lean into forever.


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“I can’t decide what to sing. The Sound of Music is always a winner, but perhaps I should try—”
Grease,” Levi suggested out of the fucking blue. He chuckled when I jumped, and then he handed me a napkin to clean the burgundy liquid that sloshed over the rim of my wineglass.
“Where the hell did you come from? And why are you always sneaking up on me?” I asked irritably as I wrapped the napkin around the stem of my glass.
“I didn’t sneak up on you. You asked for a music suggestion, and I gave you one.”
“I wasn’t asking your opinion,” I huffed without heat. “I was talking to myself.”
“Again?”
“I’m always talking to myself.”
I lifted my glass to my lips to hide my involuntary hum of approval. Damn, he cleaned up nicely. His slicked-back hair and close-shaven hint of a beard went well with his white oxford button-down shirt, houndstooth blazer, and snug designer jeans. And holy hell…cowboy boots.
“People are gonna think you’re weird if you keep that up,” he singsonged playfully.
“I hope so. Weird is the ultimate badge of honor.” I raised my glass in a mock toast then gave him a lascivious once-over that was too flirty to be taken seriously. “You look very handsome. I wouldn’t think to pair a sophisticated jacket with ranch chic and yet, somehow you’ve made it work.”
Levi crossed his arms and leaned against the wall with a slow-growing grin. The latent sensuality in the lazy upturn of his full lips fascinated me. Or maybe it was the cowboy boots.
“Thanks. I think.”
“Anytime. I should go.” I shoved my glass into his free hand then flung my yellow scarf over my shoulder and pinched my cheeks to add a touch of natural color before bowing theatrically. “Adieu. My audience awaits.”
“Hang on.” He stepped in front of me before I could escape. “I want to talk to you for a second.”
The billowy sleeves of my black tunic fluttered as I motioned for him to hurry. “What is it?”
“I didn’t have a chance to thank you for helping me out today. The stuffed jalapeƱos were a hit. And they went well with the wine.”
“You’re welcome. I know my peppers, and I know my Pinot. You were smart to print out a sample menu for La Vid. The font was all wrong, but it was still a nice touch,” I enthused. “Now excuse me while I—”
Levi grabbed my elbow to stop me. “La Vid?”
“It’s just a suggestion, of course, but I think a touch of Spanish flair would be well-received. Every other business in this town has the word vine or wine in it. La Vid would stand out. Think about it.”
“I will. What was wrong with the font?” he asked, furrowing his brow.
I grabbed my drink from his hand and took a small sip. “You used Helvetica, Levi. That’s almost as boring as Times New Roman.”
It didn’t seem possible, but his forehead creased a little more as his frown deepened. “At no point in my life did I ever think I’d ask this question at a party but…what font would you suggest?”
“Andale or Century Gothic. Or better yet, Monaco,” I replied without hesitation. “Something classy yet understated and sophisticated. That’s what you’re going for with your restaurant, correct?”
“Yes. Exactly. Wes told me you’re responsible for the overall aesthetic at Conrad Winery. Are you a budding designer on top of being a cabaret singer?”
I grinned at his teasing tone. “Yes and no. I have zero training in either endeavor, but I’m pretty damn good at both if I do say so myself.”
“And modest too,” he quipped.
“Modesty will get you nowhere. If you want something, you’d better speak up before someone else swoops in.”
“Agreed. I want something.” Levi inched closer, seeming suddenly larger than life. His shoulders were broader, and his expression was more intense.
“What do you want?”
“You.”

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Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.




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Saturday, June 30, 2018

#PrideMonth - New Review - UNEXPECTED SANTA & THE LION TAMER by Dahlia Donovan


Title: The Unexpected Santa 
Series: The Sin Bin Book 5
Publication Date: November 11, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance


This story is the prequel to Gray and Scottie's story, The Lion Tamer.***

When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog?

Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He's selfish and bitter. "Bah humbug!" rolls off his tongue far easier than "Happy Christmas."

Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He'll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he'll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride.

This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa.

The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts. This is not a stand-alone story. It is recommended that readers have read at least The Royal Marine prior to reading The Unexpected Santa. 

Review
4 Stars 

This book has been on my TBR list since it came out. The blurb itself is very intriguing. This book is a great quick introduction into Gray and Scottie's story. I liked how the author gives us a tease on what to expect between these two. 

The characters are very well written. I certainly started off not liking Scottie because his whole attitude just sucks. Gray is very likeable from the start. However, both characters are very arrogant and stubborn. 

Dahlia Donovan does a great job with the pace of their relationship. It's a good slow burn that keeps you wanting more. A great start to Scottie and Gray's journey. 

Read today! 

The Lion Tamer 
(The Sin Bin Book 6)
Publication Date: February 20, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance 

One dominant Marine.

One troubled rugby player.

The Sin Bin will never be the same.

Gray Baird’s to-do list for the year includes starting a restaurant, claiming his submissive, and keeping his nosy friends out of his business. He has his work seriously cut out for him.

Scottie Monk prides himself on bullying his way through problems—and sometimes even people. His life is spiralling out of his control, but he refuses to break. The last thing he expects is to find peace in the confines of submission.

One man will try to tame a lion.

One man will try to heal.

And both men will have to join forces to deal with a toxic family and invasive paparazzi.


The Lion Tamer is book six in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.

Review
4 Stars

Holy ALPHA!!! Ok, so I kinda knew what I was getting into when I read The Unexpected Santa, which is the prequel to this book but HOLY!!! Gray is absolutely the ALPHA dog around here and hott damn Dahlia Donovan does such a good job with his character. Gray is deliciously dominant, sexy and has a soft side. 

This book definitely kept me captivated from beginning to end. Scottie struggles so much and his bitter, anger and fuck off attitude kinda grows on you once you get to know him and the reasons behind his struggles. He faces so many demons and I was so happy that the author really showcases his struggles and his progress in trying to get better. 

Dahlia Donovan definitely does a great job capturing and conveying each of the MC's strengths and flaws. I love seeing both the vulnerable, soft side and the strong side of these men. It certainly makes them all the more endearing. Let's not forget the chemistry between these two....PHEW!! Gray and Scottie have chemistry and it rolls right off the pages.  

Another great aspect of this story is the D/s relationship. Scottie struggles and tries to deny the submissive side of himself and I love how patient yet persistent Gray is with him. An overall great story and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

*** Gifted copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review ***

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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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