The Two Gentlemen of Altona by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the pleasure of having Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock stopping by today on their The Two Gentlemen Of Altona blog tour, we have a tantalizing excerpt, a great giveaway and my review for you to enjoy. So check out the post and leave a comment to win some great prizes! <3 ~Pixie~ 

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 The Two Gentlemen Of Altona

 (Playing the Fool 01)

Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

Mischief, thou art afoot.

Special Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness is having a rough week. Not only is he on a new diet, but he’s also been tasked with keeping Henry Page—the world’s most irritating witness—alive. Which is tough when Mac’s a breath away from killing the Shakespeare-quoting, ethically-challenged, egg-obsessed Henry himself. Unless killing isn’t really what Mac wants to do to him.

Con man Henry Page prefers to keep his distance from the law . . . though he wouldn’t mind getting a little closer to uptight, handsome Agent McGuinness. As the sole witness to a mob hit, Henry’s a valuable asset to the FBI. But he’s got his own agenda, and it doesn’t involve testifying.

When evidence surfaces of a mole in the FBI office, Mac and Henry are forced to go into hiding. Holed up in a fishing cabin, they’re surprised to discover that their feelings run more than skin deep. But as the mob closes in, Henry has to make his escape. And Mac has to decide how far he’s willing to go to keep Henry by his side.

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Second Bite of the Cherry by Louise Lyons

SecondBiteoftheCherryLGTitle: Second Bite of the Cherry
Series: Celebrate! 2014 Advent Calendar
Author: Louise Lyons
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Short (28 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When Daniel Berrisford reluctantly agrees to accompany his best friend Kate to the New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, he doesn’t expect to enjoy himself. Daniel is pleasantly surprised to see his first boyfriend, James Allison, among the merrymakers. The pair hasn’t seen each other for four years, but as they talk and midnight approaches, it becomes clear the spark between them is still there.

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and for Daniel and James, it might be the time to give love another chance.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-765-1

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Reviewer: York

Review: I don’t think I have ever read a story with so few pages pack so much punch. It’s no secret that if faced with the choice of a 40-page novella or a 400-page novel with no time constraints, I will choose the novel every time. However, the novellas are growing on me and this is a perfect example of why. Second Bite takes you from heartbreak to the promise of lifelong love from 0 to 60 in 28 pages flat.

I can certainly understand Daniel’s reluctance to open his heart again and I appreciate his best friend, Kate’s determination to enjoy the ringing in of the New Year despite her very recent break-up. When she uses her “bestie wiles” to get him out of the house, you can’t help but shout out “You go, girl!”

The plotline may be a bit of a holiday cliché but, Miss Lyons writes it so well with a perfect blend of humor, lust, and the promise of a better year ahead that you don’t even realize the oft-used scenario.

A Package Deal by Jaxx Steele

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Series: Sexy Snax
Author: Jaxx Steele
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (August 14th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Heaerts
Blurb: One drunken night turned Phillip’s life upside down. Could James be the man to turn it right side up?

A drunken decision in college during dare week changes Phillip Drake’s life forever. In less than two years, he becomes a nurse, a father then a widower. For a young gay man, this was way past tilt on his shock meter.

To his disappointment, the life he’d planned for himself with his lover James will never happen. A tragedy brings Phil home with his son. He learns James wants to be with him again, but Phil is hesitant. His focus is on what’s best for his son.

Could James be what’s best for both the father and son?

ISBN: 978-1-78430-137-8

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Short and sweet, one of the best kinds of books and definitely one where you don’t have to think too much beyond the words. Phillip returns home after disappearing three years ago out of the lives of his mother, sister and his then boyfriend, James. James clearly never got over Phillip and has been both heartbroken and confused about what actually happened to his lover.

I never tend to think as this type of story as interracial because even though the men have different skin colour I don’t see that as important to the relationship. I’m also not particularly fond of labelling a book as interracial because even though the characters are indeed of different race, except when dealing with racists, it’s a bit of a non-event for me. But in this case, it was the African-American family that were the racists in the piece. I found it interesting that learning about one’s culture was also based on skin colour here, I wonder if that is true in real life?

I would have liked there to be more details regarding James and what happened to him because he seemed just too willing to fall back into his relationship with Phillip. I cannot work out the exact nature of James and Phillip’s relationship prior to Phillip disappearing, except I know that they were having sex.

The other thing is that the events leading to Phillip’s son being conceived just seemed a little too convoluted. It would have been better if it simply remained as vague as a drunken night out with the frat boys while Phillip tried to play it straight. However, I can’t work out the rationale behind Phillip cutting himself off from his family, because both his mother and sister were very supportive. So are James and his mother for that matter.

In general, the plot of this story is good despite the lack of character development. Read it but don’t over analyse it and you’ll enjoy it.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

Duncan the Third by Trina Solet

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Series: N/A
Author: Trina Solet
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (224 pages)
Publisher: Trina Solet (July 25th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Patrick and his little sister, Wendy, have just moved into Duncan’s building and that means trouble. Patrick is exactly the kind of guy Duncan can’t resist. Together he and his little sister might be the family Duncan has been yearning for but only if he takes a chance and lets them into his heart.

Unfortunately, Duncan hasn’t been lucky when it comes to relationships. After getting his heart broken too many times, he has sworn off younger men.

While Duncan struggles against his attraction to him, Patrick is determined to win him over. As Patrick tries to change his mind, can he also heal Duncan’s broken heart?

ISBN: 978-1-91174-941-3

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a sweet story featuring two MCs working through their own issues with an incredibly precocious nine-year old thrown in to steal the show and generally be hilarious. After the death of their parents, Patrick Duncan is the guardian to his little sister Wendy and now has to work to support her. He moves into a new apartment and meets Duncan Jeffries. He’s basically a hermit who is reluctant to get into another relationship, particularly one with a younger guy. He’s recently been dumped by his younger boyfriend and has been having trouble coming to terms with things.

This leads me to state the obvious: the recurring theme in this book is all about healing. Patrick is an adorable sweetheart and the death of his parents has forced him to grow up. He’s strong for the sake of Wendy. Often he seems to be the more mature between him and Duncan. In fact, it’s more like he’s thirty-one instead of twenty-one. Duncan’s healing is very different – he’s nursing a broken heart and adamant he won’t get together with a younger man again. The problem for Patrick is that Duncan is so determined about this fact it often feels like he’s pushing Patrick away. However, the relationship that forms between the men is strong and true; it’s also incredibly sweet as you see the friendship become something more.

The problem for me as a reader is that Duncan’s behaviour – destructive and indecisive – bordered on irritating. Duncan’s stubborn mindset sometimes set the plot back, I feel. I suppose you can say Duncan was written as a wallower, and though he is likable when he finally gets his act together he did come across as tedious in the beginning half of the story because he was so deep into his shell from his broken heart it took a lot of effort to get him out. In the end, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with unless the reader is impatient like me.

On a final note, I have to devote some words to Wendy. She is a show stealer! The nine-year old who seems to act about five years older when she’s in her smart-arse mood (which is often), is hilarious. She’s the one that comes up with Duncan’s nickname, Duncan the Third. She also gives one of Patrick’s friend’s younger brother hilarious nickname. But she also has a serious side too. She is acutely aware of the fact that her brother dropped out of college to raise her and this makes her feel guilty. It’s times like these that she truly does act like the nine-year old she is written as. By the end of the book, one thing is clear, this girl is the boss of Patrick and Duncan!

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Worth Waiting For by Bea LaRocca

23122877Title: Worth Waiting For
Series: Dare to Dream, #3
Author: Bea LaRocca
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (246 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (September 3rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: When Nick Stevens walked into the office, Marcus Anderson realized that he’d found the man of his dreams…until he learns that Nick is already taken. Determined to make the best of an uncomfortable situation, Marcus tries to keep a polite distance, maintaining a strictly professional relationship with his co-worker as he struggles to keep his personal desires to himself. Until the night that he finds Nick alone in a bar, hurt, angry, and too drunk to stand on his own.

In order to help him, Marcus must put his personal feelings aside so that he can be the friend that Nick needs. Not entirely sure that he can pull it off, he helps Nick get home, tucks him safely into his apartment, and watches over him through the night. Convinced that Nick will never see him as anything more than a co-worker, he resigns himself to his fate. That of being a man who is permanently relegated to the “friend zone.”

Until Nick kisses him that is…

ISBN: 978-1-63258-237-9

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Worth Waiting For is the third book in the Dare to Dream series. Bea LaRocca has recommended that the series is read in order, but I will admit that before reading the book I’ve not read books one or two. The first two books, I’ll add, are M/F romance books and those characters and their stories are referred to in this book.

In saying, though, I didn’t get confused and it was easily enjoyed. Yet, I think for this story to go up a level in the “wow” factor, reading the first two books would be a good idea. Claire and Kate from the first two books are also Marcus’s best friends as well as colleagues at the agency and we do get a bit of back-story. But, for people who like details, I think it wouldn’t hurt to start from the beginning. After all, in thinking on things, Marcus has strong friendships with the women of the books 1 and 2. Again, though, if you don’t like M/F, I had no problems catching with things in this one.

Nick and Marcus are wonderful characters with a sizzling attraction and a very realistic feeling relationship. Nick is a lawyer at a literary agent in New York. He had moved to New York reluctantly to be with his boyfriend, who is also a lawyer. Marcus also works at the literary agency with Nick; he’s the PA to his boss and best friend, Claire. The two are attracted but because of Nick’s relationship, they tend to avoid each other at all costs. Although despite the fact they try to avoid each other, it’s clear from the start that they do share a rapport that neither of them is willing to look into while Nick is in a relationship.

Nevertheless, when they finally get the opportunity to be together and finally throw caution to the wind, we get some pretty steamy sex scenes. Both men are strong, so it was exceedingly nice to read a book that wasn’t about a tough guy and a twink. I also like the fact that these strong men are not afraid of their feelings and are not particularly afraid to fall in love with each other. I like to think it’s because Bea LaRocca has written to be essentially kindred spirits that recognise each other as such.

I’m a bit torn on one of the main plot point when it comes to Nick post breakup and this part of the plot is tied up in the epilogue. I call it a main plot point because this is fuelled by Nick’s breakup and influences the start of his relationship with Marcus. The event of Nick going to see a doctor post breakup comes across as sensible and not vitally important to the plot, although it was mentioned enough times to raise suspicions, and then it becomes the subject of the epilogue. It is an important point because it highlights Nick’s trust issues.

I think my problem is, and I hope this makes sense, that although it never came across as particularly important it becomes important in the end, which is when you realise that Nick did have some major trust issues. I guess my problem here has to do with editing or perhaps I just fixated and over analysed something everyone else doesn’t place on the same level as I do.

Regardless, as I said earlier, the plot feels realistic and it was easy to enjoy and get caught up in Marcus and Nick’s story. Both men are incredibly sweet and strong in their own way and the sexual tension is just as strong. They both have a few pleasant hidden qualities too.

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Impossibly His by Shawn Lane

ImpossiblyHisTitle: Impossibly His
Series: His #9
Author: Shawn Lane
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (34 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (December 20th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Sexy nurse, Micah Florentine, is not Dr. Linus Montgomery’s type. Micah just wants to have fun. Linus, however, is the serious type. When Micah suggests they’d make excellent BFFs, Linus is willing to indulge him, since he’s interested in a fellow doctor anyway and figures nothing more will come of their friendship.

Yet as impossible as it seems, their friendship works, and soon, Linus actually finds himself interested in Micah as more than just a friend.

Can Linus convince the flirty nurse to give romance a chance? Or is it impossible for Micah to truly become his?

**This title is part of the A Cure For What Ails You AmberPax™ Collection.

ISBN: 978-1-61124-721-3

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Impossibly His is book 9 in a series (named His), but as I said in my review of the previous book in this series, these are stand-alone books and you don’t need to strictly read these books in order. In fact, going through my files I discovered I already had the first book in the series and read it when it first came out three years ago.

Nonetheless, I always enjoy a Shawn Lane book. She always writes something short, sweet and to the point, which is also interesting with a satisfying ending, even if the ending is often abrupt. This book focuses on Linus (like from Peanuts), who is a new doctor to the hospital where Micah is a nurse. Micah has a bit of a reputation because he is often flirting with other nurses and doctors. Linus is very sweet, but his shyness and polite nature is often seen as him being a snob. Micah and Linus don’t immediately get into a sexual relationship. Instead, they start a friendship where both Micah and Linus share an attraction to another doctor, Geoffrey Spencer.

One thing I have to pick at, though: Geoffrey Spencer was a bit of a dick at the end of this book, but the impression I got in the beginning of this and in Hopefully His where he also appeared, was that he was a lot nicer. I had almost suspected that there was going to be a ménage between Geoffrey, Micah and Linus. And that just makes me wonder what the hell is going on with that character and does he get a story of his own.

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Hopefully His by Shawn Lane

HopefullyHisTitle: Hopefully His
Series: His #8
Author: Shawn Lane
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: Amber allure, Amber Quill Press (October 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: In Southern California, aspiring actor Tyler Larson works in his aunt’s diner while awaiting his big break. One day, to his surprise, Tyler recognizes a customer, a local doctor named Jack Ridgley with whom he’d had a hot-as-hell one-night-stand. At first, Jack claims not to remember Tyler, but later reveals he hasn’t truly forgotten him either.

Since Jack has a long-distance lover, however, the men embark on developing only a friendship, but they soon have trouble keeping their thoughts—and their hands—to themselves.

Just as Tyler’s acting career starts to take off, Jack begins to find Tyler too tempting to resist and resolves to make the handsome actor his…hopefully…

ISBN: 978-1-61124-684-1

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Firstly, this book is part of a series. However, I had read books 8 and 9 before even realising that. So let’s just assume that with the exception of some past characters possibly popping up here and there, these are largely stand-alone book. A majority of the focus of the story is on the main characters too, Tyler and Jack, and except for some conversation with some minor characters all the vital plot solely involves the main characters.

Jack and Tyler had hooked up in college and years later, where Tyler is now an aspiring actor and Jack a doctor, they meet again. Both men have grown since college and begin a friendship – Tyler expressly states that sleeping together is off limits, for good reasons. I liked the fact that this story happens over a period of almost a year, it wasn’t quite love at first sight and the obstacles and issues to overcome definitely had to take more than days or weeks for this to be believable.

I’ve been drawn to Shawn Lane books because they are quick, satisfying reads. Although she does have a tendency for abrupt endings, usually right after the characters get together or the HEA. Everything before is always good to read. I particularly enjoyed it because it was a nice, light story to read after I had just finished reading an intense full-length novel.

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Detours: Sometimes the Wrong Way can be the Right Way by Adam Stevens

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Series: Moments in Time 02
Author: Adam Stevens
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (228 pages)
Publisher: Equal Hearts Publishing House (December 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Moments in Time: It is never too late to start over

Moments in Time: It is never too late to start over is the second in a series that represents an evolution of explosive sexual discovery, from the earliest childhood memories though adulthood.

Each chapter is a continuing chronological examination of brief moments in time that have shaped and developed the character, culminating into a circular and repeating series of events revolving around sexual discovery, the search for love, and the loss associated with love, and allowing yourself to deviate from the path set before us.

We begin with George ready to commit suicide. He was in so much pain, and causing pain for so many, the easiest way to end that pain was to end his life. After just awaking from a dream that outlined his purpose, and provided a path to follow, he meets Warren, and everything seems to fall into place with someone to walk that path with.

This is not your ordinary fictional gay romance novel. It is the second in a series intended to allow you to reflect on the characters development, and potentially relate to the characters in each chapter by briefly experiencing these moments in time personally. You will find graphically intense sexual scenes in each chapter. Please note the warning that this book does graphically explore gay male sexual encounters. It is intended for a mature adult audience, and not intended for minors.

You can determine for yourself, as you read each chapter, which character you relate to the most, and how they affect you, on more than an entertainment opportunity level. I can promise you entertainment, based on relevance. It is the author’s intention to extend an invitation to each reader to share their opinion on which characters they would like to see featured in future stories at the conclusion of the Moments in Time series.

I hope you enjoy Moments in Time: It is never too late to start over.


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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Like Moments in Time: It’s Never too Late to Start Over, this is a powerful book to read. This is book two of the Moments in Time series and is absolutely vital that you read book one before starting book two. With this one, we pick up towards the end of the events of book one. We got a brief account of events by Georgie (main character and narrator) when he decided that it was his destiny to become a teacher overseas, but now we actually get more details. In fact, the first few chapters are a revision and extension of the ending of book one.

Again, like the first book, I really needed to slow down to take in the details. However, at the same time I found that I needed a break between the two books. It’s not because there was anything bad about the story or the writing, it is simply an intense book. Then again, what can one expect when an author has essentially written a detailed memoir?

The sex scenes are hot, and there are plenty of them. To be honest, this is strictly my personal opinion, but I get bored when I have to read about a character’s various flings and getting off in the shower or hooking up with numerous random guys. And that would be a minor reason why I needed to take time away from Georgie’s story. In saying that, though, each event chronicled is important and by the end of the book, we find out how Georgie has learnt from his experiences.

I really enjoyed this and I don’t want to be too judgemental to the characters, particularly Georgie and Warren, even if Warren isn’t featured very often. I don’t want to say anything more because I feel the slightest word will give away the entire plot and ruin the story. All I will say is this: the plot is excellent, as is the character development. After all, this story is about growth and self-discovery rather than romance. Yet, it feels like as in real life, Georgie often finds himself making the same mistakes. I’m torn as to if I like or dislike Georgie – he is a very realistic character who knows that the bad that has happened in his life is a direct result of his actions.

I guess I will just be left hanging until the third instalment of the series, which according to Adam Stevens’ blog, is all from Warren’s perspective. After two books on Georgie, I am seriously very keen to read this next one. Reading Georgie’s story I feel that he was the one pushing, but again, I think I need to read book three to get a better idea. The trouble with first person it’s all one-sided. And Georgie makes no excuses for his faults.

Interestingly, what issues I found myself having with the story, is brought up in the final chapters as Georgie wraps his story up, leaving it open for Warren to answer next. I’m really hoping for a satisfying conclusion no matter what the outcome because this one has left me mentally berating Georgie.

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One Perfect Wish by L.M. Brown

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Series: NA

Author: L.M. Brown

Genre: Fantasy/ Fairy Tale

Length: Novella (61 pages)

ISBN: 9781784303440

Publisher: Totally Bound (January 2nd 2015) Available for early download

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Playing the part of another man’s husband to fulfill a wish is easy, but what happens at midnight when the magical day is over?

Scott Baxter is a workaholic with no time for love, until a djinn pulls him out of his life and deposits him into the bed of Cameron Kirk. Cut off from his life, Scott isn’t happy about the idea of being forced to help the djinn grant an unspecified wish, but he soon finds he has no real choice in the matter. The djinn, who has turned his life upside down, has powers that prevent Scott from leaving and ensure he does nothing to ruin Cameron’s day with his ‘husband’.

Reluctant at first, Scott finds that as the day progresses he starts to enjoy playing the role of Cameron’s husband. He connects with his unexpected lover in a way he never has with other men.
Scott searches for clues to help him track down Cameron after the day is over and he returns to his own life. He doesn’t want the day to end, but the wish is out of his control and when the magic is finished his time with Cameron may be over too.

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Review: I have to say for a short story this packs a big punch. I was expecting a very sweet but predictable story. You know men meet, have sex, and fall in love, happy at least for now. Wow was I floored.

It started out pretty much that way. We met Scott just after he was magically taken from his motel bed and dropped in the bed of another man, Cameron. His instructions are very vague, but he can’t leave for 24 hours. After that he goes back to his old life, but retains the memory of this one day.

Cameron, Scott’s husband for the day believes they have dated for years, and been married for 6 months. Scott is there to fulfill the perfect day of wedded bliss.

What’s the catch? Where Cameron knows everything about Scott as if they had met years ago, Scott knows absolutely nothing about Cameron, not where they live, or his last name, nothing.

I loved how the Djinn would drop in occasionally with cute vague hints for Scott. The day they are together is the predictable part. I was sitting there with a contented sigh and BOOM! The twist start coming in. Oh, my Gosh I cried and cried!

I can’t think of a thing I didn’t like. I would love more of this Djinn and see what kind of romantic magic he could do.

If you like sweet romance, Magic, Djinn’s, believe in soul-mates, want a good cry and some loving , hot, fun, mansex, you MUST read this.

The Half Breed Demon by Marcy Jacks

17187447Title: The Half Breed Demon
Series: Redemption, #1
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novella (118 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (December 29th, 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Three men, born with one foot in the mortal world and one in the paranormal, are destined to either become fearsome generals of Hell or powerful and holy knights of Heaven. Dante Moore has been plagued by demons his entire life. Before he can finally succumb to them and commit the ultimate sin, an angel comes down and saves his life, and prevents him from harming others.

Jeremy Stewart has been assigned to protect Dante and keep the demons from transforming him, but he never expected that there would be more to the tortured man than was obvious. He slowly finds himself falling in love with him.

Their love is short-lived when another powerful demon uses it against them and tortures Jeremy until Dante agrees to be taken into Hell. Jeremy must now rescue his lover before the transformation is complete, and they are forever forced apart onto opposite ends of the battlefield.

ISBN13: 9781622422753

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jeremy, an angel, is tasked to be Dante’s guardian angel and to keep him from harming himself or anyone else to keep him from becoming the first general of hell. All goes well until Jeremy tells Dante, a half demon, who he is and why he’s there.

Well written and sometimes intense. I loved how Dante fought off what he thought were hallucinations. I thought it was sweet that Dante and Jeremy fell in love.

I was horrified by what Annabelle, a demon, did to get Dante to go to hell with her. But even then Dante still didn’t hurt himself or humans and I was very glad of this. Fantastic story with some hot sex scenes between Dante and Jeremy.

Highly recommended

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Saving Jared by Mercy Black

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Series: The Foster Ranch, #1
Author: Mercy Black
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (553 pages)
Publisher: Mercy Black (December 13, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: When Cole Foster finally returns home after serving a five-year sentence in prison, it’s only to come face to face with the sad reality that his older brother Matt is struggling to keep their father’s ranch afloat, and that his twin-brother Jared has fallen into a deep pit of despair after having lost the love of his life.

In a last attempt to save his brother from his own destructive behavior, Cole enlists the help of not only his older brother Matt but also a number of unlikely allies all drawn together by fate. Jared isn’t planning on yielding without a fight, but after a life-threatening attack that leaves him incapacitated he finds himself at the mercy of one Samantha Connor, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love Hailey.

Tensions run high when these two get shackled together. Literally. And in the midst of things, some heart-breaking secrets are revealed, causing Jared to question everything he’s ever believed in.

WARNING: This book contains a lot of swearing, some violent scenes and a blond bombshell that won’t take no for an answer.


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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Very well written story with a lot of different points of view throughout the story. So much happens in this story that it’s possible to comment on everything Cole, Matt and Jared are three brothers who own a ranch. Matt has been taking care of things since Cole went to prison and Jared began a downhill spiral after the death of his girlfriend a year before.

As the story progresses we are introduced to other characters who are injured in some way or another. Kit is labeled the troublemaker of the town. But no one except Jared realizes is he’s being beat horribly by stepfather. Christian is a soldier who was injured in Afghanistan and has Brain damage but seems like a very sweet man despite his outward appearance. Kyle is a young man who’s spent his life in a cage being drugged and done despicable things to. He’s terrified of everything. It broke my heart to read about Jared, Christian, Kyle, and Kit.

I have to say I wholeheartedly did not like the shrink Ben. Especially what he did to Jared to force him get over his girlfriend. That really made me angry that he forced Jared to be around someone who resembles her. When that didn’t work, he uses an electric shock collar on him and puts a bracelet on the doppelganger to force him to be around her. That was so wrong on so many different levels that I grew disgusted with the story and couldn’t get over it. If that happened in real life the man would’ve been in jail and lose his license.

I didn’t understand why John attacked and injured Jared the way he did. Although I liked the story, the shrink scenes turned me against the rest of it. I just couldn’t get past it.

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Stardust by Andrew Grey

StardustLGTitle: Stardust
Series: Dreamspinner Press’ 2014 Advent Calendar: Celebrate
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (62 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1st 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone. To his pleasant surprise, one of his European co-workers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg’s country estate, decorating it at the family’s city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg’s life is in Germany and Duncan’s is in Boston. With the project they’re working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-764-4

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Reviewer: Tams

5 of hearts logo red on black smallReview: Duncan volunteered to work in Munich over the Christmas Holidays so a co-worker could stay home with his expecting wife. As a single, gay man without a boyfriend or family to speak of, it seemed like a no brainer. A few weeks into the project, his liaison is replaced by one tall, dark, and handsome German named Georg. From the start, Duncan feels very comfortable with Georg and the two share details about their lives over lunch and a sightseeing trip where Georg shares the love of his country and his home with his new American friend.

The attraction is mutual but Duncan needs a little reassuring that he won’t be just another notch in the proverbial bedpost. He is leaving in a few weeks back to America, so how could a torrid affair possibly end well for either of them. The stars seem to shine down on them though, making their connection impossible to ignore. Chemistry, passion and common interests can only take you so far when you live oceans apart. Duncan wonders how he will be able to leave this man that he is falling for, but what other choice is there?

I love that Grey put time and effort into researching the area this story takes place in. The descriptions of scenery, traditions and the family dynamics of someone of Georg’s stature added a little weight to the story, making it more than just fluff and romance. Ah, but the fluff and romance were quite fun to read as well. The perfect story for the season, I think my face hurts from smiling so much. A sweat and endearing love story for all us hopeless romantics, a very lighthearted read.

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Chance to be King by Sue Brown Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Sue Brown stopping by now with her blog tour for her latest release Chance to be King, we have a tantalizing excerpt and a great giveaway. So check out the post, read Prime’s review and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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 Chance to be King


Sue Brown

After working nonstop for two years, actor Eric Pawlowski desperately needs a respite from his grueling schedule and the crippling migraines that come with it. Thinking that a few weeks in a secluded cottage is just the thing, his vacation gets off to a rough start when he almost mows down the only other guy who lives on the remote road. Fortunately Thomas is quick to forgive, and soon he, Eric, and Eric’s two dogs are palling around like they’ve known each other for years.

But when Eric witnesses Thomas coldly order a lost stranger off his property, he starts to question how well he knows him. Despite a mutual attraction that has Eric cursing every time a well-meaning member of the nearby small town interrupts their attempts to get intimate, Eric wonders if acting on his desire for Thomas will get him involved in a situation he shouldn’t be in. When his rented cabin catches fire in the middle of the night and the firemen call it arson, it confirms Eric’s suspicions.

To keep Eric with him, it’s up to Thomas to come clean about who he is… and his involvement in a decade-old web of tragedy and revenge into which Eric has unwittingly walked.

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Coming of Age by Venona Keyes

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Series: Celebrate! 2014 Advent Calendar

Author: Venona Keyes

Genre: Contemporary/Holiday

Length: Short (32 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63216-763-7

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Akiyoshi ‘Aero’ Kurokuma, author of the wildly popular Manga, Ecos, lost his assistant when his best friend retired. After Aero collapses from exhaustion four years later, he is forced to run a contest for an assistant. Placing impossible rules on the contest, Aero is sure no one can win. But a winner emerges: a young man from America, Daniel Beck. The first time he lays eyes on Daniel, Aero realizes he’ll have a hard time hiding his attraction. Daniel is a perfect assistant, but it doesn’t help Aero see past the twenty-year age difference between them. It will take all of Daniel’s charm and the prayers offered at the shrine to make Aero take a chance on the romance they both want.

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Review: This is another beautiful story in a fabulous collection, most set in other countries. This one is set in Japan.

Aero is a popular manga artist. Though he is gay, he lives alone and doesn’t do anything to jeopardize his success. After four years of not having an assistant and working himself nearly to death. His best friend and business manager insists he get help.

Daniel has been corresponding with Aero since he was eight. Fascinated with manga and Japanese culture he has learned all the customs and the language as well. He wins the contest to become Aero’s assistant but wants to be much more.

I loved the simplicity of this story yet all the beauty of the culture. I really like May /December relationships and would have loved to see more of this budding relationship.

If you like Japanese culture, Manga, Yaoi, and May/ December, interracial relationships this is for you.

Just Stay by Aria Grace Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Aria Grace popping in with her latest release Just Stay, we have a great excerpt and a fabulous giveaway and we have York’s review for you to enjoy. Enjoy the post guys then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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 Just Stay

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Aria Grace

When Spencer agreed to help take down the leader of a Portland crime family, he didn’t realize he’d end the night with the bloodied body of an unknowing accomplice in his arms. His initial interest in Dylan was purely physical but when Dylan stepped in front of Topher’s gun and saved Spencer, the lust quickly turned into something more. Something he wasn’t sure he’d ever find in the fast-paced dot com world he was from. 

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