Monday, June 12, 2017

#PrideMonth Recommended Read - Series Spotlight - Curl Up and Dye Mysteries by Aimee Nicole Walker

#PrideMonth Series Spotlight - 
Curl Up and Dye Mysteries by Aimee Nicole Walker

Title: Dyeing to be Loved (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #1) 
Release Date: November 8, 2016


Gabriel Wyatt is a big city Detective living in a small Ohio town. He expects a peaceful existence once he moves from Miami, Florida, but that’s the last thing he finds. Instead, Gabe discovers murder, mayhem, and one smart-mouthed stylist he can’t get out of his head.

Josh “Jazz” Roman is a small-town business owner with big dreams and an attitude to match. He finds himself in the middle of a case that brings the dreamy detective to the front door of his Curl Up and Dye salon. Josh learns that the biggest threat to him isn’t a killer; it’s a man who wants something from him that he vowed to never give again - his heart.

Both men deny that there’s something between them, even though they’re drawn together like magnets. Can Gabe convince Josh to let down his guard or will Josh let past hurts destroy his chance at a happy future?

Dyeing to be Loved is the first book in the Curl Up and Dye Mystery series. These books are written to be read in order. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older. 

**Note from author: Gabe and Josh have a prequel that was previously published in the Nut Case Love Anthology. That book is no longer for sale and their story has been returned to me. You can read it for free on my blog at The story and blog post are titled Fatal Reaction. 

3.5 - 4 Stars

I would say this book falls between a 3.5 - 4 stars! It was quite frustrating at time because Josh was a little over the top with his mood swings and back and forth the way he treated Gabe and Gabe just takes it. Once Josh gets over himself then the story becomes more entertaining. I did love Josh's sass and the patience Gabe had with him. As for the mystery part of it, I didn't really enjoy that aspect but it was still entertaining overall. I definitely want to finish off this series because Josh and Gabe are starting to grow on me and I want to see their HEA!

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Title: Something to Dye For (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #2)
Release Date: January 3, 2017


A phone call in the middle of the night forces Detective Gabriel Wyatt out of his warm bed and into the frigid night to identify the body of a murdered man whose wallet contains Gabe’s business card instead of an ID. That night sets off a chain of events that chills Gabe to his bones when it appears that the killer has set his eyes on a new target – Josh Roman.

Josh comes face-to-face with a painful reminder of his past just when he’s ready to acknowledge that his feelings for Gabe go way beyond liking the man. How can he trust that his feelings for Gabe are right when before he’d always been so wrong?

Will Josh and Gabe finally acknowledge that what they have is something to live for or will they allow danger and doubts to destroy their chance at something amazing? 

Something to Dye For is book 2 in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books are written to be read in order. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older. 

4 Stars

Ahhh! Now this is getting good. Loving the character development and the overall flow of the story is so much better than the first book. Josh and Gabe are heating up and so is the mystery. Gets juicer and more intriguing by the page. Lovin the little twist and turns that have me sitting at the edge of my seat dying to find out what is really going on and who is behind all this fuckery. Totally diggin this series and Aimee Nicole Walker is gaining another fan!!! I'm hooked on these guys and will definitely be seeing this series through.

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Title: Dyed and Gone to Heaven(Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #3)
Release Date: March 7, 2017


Gabe and Josh’s romantic dinner date to celebrate love and life takes a shocking twist when a man who’s presumed dead enters the restaurant. What Gabe learns that night and the days that follow sends the homicide investigation down a road full of sharp twists and dangerous turns.

Josh is finally living the life he's always wanted. He has a man who loves him just the way he is and an exciting new career opportunity. All of that feels threatened when a mysterious neighbor moves into the neighborhood. Josh is convinced his presence is more than a coincidence and questions what fate has in store for the happy couple. 

Can Gabe find the balance between work and love or will his focus on justice put their harmony in jeopardy? Can Josh continue to overcome his insecurities or will they overshadow the beautiful life he’s building with the man he loves?

Dyed and Gone to Heaven is the third book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books were written to be read in order. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.

4.5 Stars

OMG! It just gets better and better. I'm so in love with this author. Aimee Nicole Walker has got me HOOKED!!! The anticipation of getting to the conclusion of these investigations have got me biting my thumb nail and bouncing my knee like "WHO DONE IT?!" LOL.
I love the way this author keeps you guessing at every turn. The mystery and suspense alone will have you consumed. Add in the hottness and cuteness that is Josh and Gabe and she has me totally sucked in. I love stories that have relationships that are ever growing and the love between Josh and Gabe just gets stronger and stronger. They're just so fucking sexy and adorable at the same time. That Josh! I'm so in love with Josh and need someone like him as my best friend. :)

Not only do you get sucked in by the MC's but the secondary characters will have you intrigued as well. Aimee Nicole Walker is definitely becoming one of my favorite MM authors. Look out cause I'm going on an Aimee Nicole Walker binge read.

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Title: I Do or Dye Trying (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #4)

Release Date: May 2, 2017


Newly engaged Josh Roman and Gabe Wyatt know the road to happily ever after won’t be easy, but the two men are certain their biggest challenges are in the rearview mirror. However, life in Blissville is never what it seems and all signs point to dangerous curves ahead.

Josh and Gabe refuse to take a detour because everything they've dreamed of is within reach, not even when professional and personal revelations threaten to wreck their plans. It should be the happiest time in their lives, yet neither man can shake the feeling that something sinister waits around the next corner.

Buckle your seatbelts and hang on for the ride because Josh and Gabe are committed to saying “I do” or die trying.

I Do, or Dye Trying is the fourth book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books need to be read in order as the storyline unravels throughout the series. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.


5 Stars

LOVED! LOVED! LOVED IT!!! Aimee!!! GAH! I don't even know what to say. This series has me so consumed. I've read this in one sitting because I just could not bear to part with it for even a second. The ever growing love between Josh and Gabe. Be still my heart!! The friendship amongst the Sunday dinner crew. The secondary characters Kyle and Chaz, Emory and Jonathan. The damn birds. Love those little fuckers!! LOL.

The beginning, the in between, the ending.....Ahhh! That ending! I loved everything about this book. EVERYTHING!! This author has some serious talent. Love her writing style. The emotions, passion and chemistry flow right off the pages. Josh and Gabe are scorching hot together. I am eagerly anticipating more from this author. I need more Josh and Gabe! I need Kyle and Chaz! I need Emory and Jonathan! I NEED, NEED, NEED MORE!!

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I'm a wife and mother of three teenage kids. I've been married to the same wonderful man for twenty years. I've decided that if I can survive raising three kids then I can survive anything!! I haven't uttered the Mama's curse yet, but it could happen any day now. You know the one..."I hope you have a child just like you someday."

I'm an avid reader and lover of all things romance. I've spent my entire adult life waiting to follow my dreams of becoming a writer. One day this past summer, I decided to just do it. No more wishing and hoping. I haven't quit my day job, but that is my ultimate goal...make a living telling stories of love. 

I write contemporary gay fiction. I hope you will love reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

Upcoming Release

Title: Unscripted Love (Road to Blissville #1)
A Curl Up and Dye Mystery Spin-Off

Release Date: July 11, 2017


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. 

Unscripted Love is a standalone book, but Kyle Vaughn and Chaz Hamilton first appear in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 and older.


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