The Spirit Key by Parker Williams *Dual Review*

Title: The Spirit Key

Series: Lock and Key 01

Author: Parker Williams

Genre: Ghosts/Spirits, Mystery/Suspense

Length: Novel (210pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 15, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-121-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewers: Shorty & Pixie

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

A fascinating tale about two young men, Tim and Scott, who find out they are more than they thought. Their journey is not without heartache, loss and self discovery as well as ghosts calling out for help and a an evil spirit hellbent on continuing his evil existence and work no matter the cost.

I truly loved everything about the paths that Tim and Scotty found themselves on from a young age. They had to deal with things they were too young to understand at the time. Scotty decides to run from the ghosts and travels to Chicago when he’s a young man. After five years the ghost of Tim’s mother implores him back to help Tim before something bad happens. Upon seeing Tim Scotty knows he never should have left and so begins the journey of discovering who they are and what their purpose is in life to each and others.

I loved all the side characters as they added a better understanding to the story. The serial killer ghost was a nasty piece of work to say the least. I could not believe how long he had been around for doing what he was doing. Tim has some bitter feelings for Scotty which was understandable.

The explanation of what the lock and key were was fascinating. I was swept up in the entire story from start to finish and was sad when it ended as I wanted more. The only thing I wanted to know at the end which was not revealed was what Tim did to the ghost that had been trying to possess him.

Fast paced, edge of your seat, suspenseful and intriguing beginning to a series that I am looking forward to diving into further.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Pixie’s Review:  💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

I’ll be honest, there isn’t much that I can add to Shorty’s review.

The Spirit Key is a superbly crafted paranormal story that drags you in and holds on till you get to the last page. Both Scotty and Tim are excellent characters, they have quite a bit to work through to get to on the same page. It’s far from easy and there are one or two scenes that have you gritting your teeth and praying that they can work things out.

Now, Tim proves to be possessed so I am gonna warn you that it is a truly evil spirit and it makes Tim do some things that he would never dream of doing. It is hard to read in those moments and know that the evil spirit gets whats coming to it.

Scotty has a lot to discover about his gifts and how to accept them, and Tim has a lot to overcome. Both men will need to forgive themselves for them to move forward with their relationship, and it’s not easy for either of them.

The background story really is fascinating and as we delve into the responsibility of the Lock and Key we understand just what Scotty and Tim face in the future.

I recommend this to those who adore stories of spirits, forgiveness, finding a new future, returning to the love of your life, and a very interesting ending.   

Redeeming the Stepbrother by Andrew Grey

Title: Redeeming the Step Brother

Series: Tales from St. Giles 02

Author: Andrew Grey

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (10th April 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Family can be a blessing and a curse, but for artist Florian, it’s a nightmare he longs to escape.

As chief designer for Bartholomew Porcelain Studio, Florian specializes in painting birds. He also watches them in the wild to distract himself from his short-tempered mother, at least temporarily. Florian’s heart is too soft to leave his stepsister, Ella, to suffer alone. Still, he can’t help dreaming about one day finding happiness and love.

When Count Dieter von Hollenbach arrives in town to visit a friend and present an award, he isn’t looking for romance. Then again, he doesn’t expect someone as perfect as Florian to come into his life. To make sure Florian is all he seems and that their connection is genuine, Dieter keeps his title to himself.

But he isn’t the only one with a secret.

At a masquerade ball to celebrate the award, some of the masks fall away, but those that remain in place could destroy the love beginning to grow between them.

ISBN: 978-1-64080-594-1

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I love reading anything by Andrew Grey and will do so without taking too much notice of the blurb. I love his writing style, I always connect with it and always feel the emotions of the characters that he weaves throughout the prose. One thing is that this series tends to step away from having children so closely related to the MCs that they become almost a main character themselves.

Redeeming the Stepbrother is the second book in Grey’s Tales from St Giles series, and for the most part is based partially of the classic tale of Cinderella. Except that Cinderella character in this title seems to be shared by one of the MCs (the titular stepbrother) and his younger stepsister (who stays firmly as a background character). I love books that are either inspired by or are simply a modern MM retelling of the classic fairytales. Here, Grey only takes elements of the old tale and crafts the lives of people in an idyllic, sleepy town which is dependent on the Bartholomew family porcelain business to hire a great deal of the locals.

Basically, if you like the elements I just described, I know you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of this book.

The story is the romance between Florian Cinderson and Count Dieter von Hollenbach. Dieter keeps his title a secret for much of the story, and with the last name Cinderson and a stepsister called Ella, it’s clear that Florian is the character to have elements of Cinderella injected into his story.

As I said before, he tends to share the Cinderella story with Ella. Ella is the one that is treated as a slave by her stepmother. Florian misses his deceased stepfather a lot, the man was an important role model for him, but the only reason he sticks around is because his mother and brother can be fairly horrible people. He loves his sister to bits and will do anything to protect her. It’s a complicated story to unpack, but that is why you need to read the book and I won’t make any potentially spoilery comments.

Dieter on the other hand Mr tall, dark, handsome and mysterious. He feels an instant attraction to Florian, the main reason why he was in town anyway. It was because of Florian’s artwork that the Bartholomew porcelain works were honored with a very important prize. Dieter has a complicated family as well, although his are not intrusive like Florian’s. Quite simply, in finding love Dieter begins to find peace with his past as he realizes the depths of what he feels and the importance of Florian in his life. The main hurdle these guys have to deal with in the end is the fact that they live and work in two different countries on two different continents.

I really adore both books in this series so far, I love the fairy tale element. I sincerely hope that there are more Tales from St Giles to come in the future.

Love With Sparkles Added by Lynn Stark

Title: Love with Sparkles Added

Series: White Horse Clan 10

Author: Lynn Stark

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg, Ménage

Length: Novella (157 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (November 29, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: Coven leader Cain Windgate was aware he had a mate on the farm where members of his coven wanted to relocate. He didn’t know how a mate would fit into his orderly life. And if there was more than one? All he could envision was a future of chaos. When he arrived on the farm to discuss members of his coven desiring to move there, he finally learned their numbers and their identities. There were three of them. Three mates with distinctly different personalities. Not one of them was a vampire, someone who would know that vampires were governed by strict rules, none of which included adding sparkles to anything. There was Chance Harding, a werewolf that had once been human. Then there was Larson Brekken, a brown bear shifter who loved to stir up trouble. And, lastly, there was Pebin Xavier Muldoon, a fairy with a love for all things shiny. Nope, not a vampire among them.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-531-3

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: A large mixture of attitudes and quirks. Cain is the leader of his vampires and has a big job of doing it. However he also knows his mates are not there. He has a feeling that they are at the ranch and isn’t really to into it. He just has no clue how to make it work. He is a city vampire and those at the ranch are well not. He just had not expected three of them, and there is not a vampire in the mix.

Chance was a human but is now a werewolf and has one hell of a grumpy attitude towards everyone. Larson is the big ass bear shifter who just loves to drive Chance crazy. Neither are really big on popping out babies, which is probably why they are not doing the dirty right off the bat. Then there is sexy little Pebin. Now Pebin is a fairy who wants to pop out those babies and decorate everything with glitter. Four separate personallities and damn is this going to be funny as hell.

I spent most of my time wanting to smack the alpha’s in the ass and laughing at Pebin. He was the best character of them all. The whole group if a blast to read about, and lets not forget Fred’s crazy ass five year olds and their stealing ways. The only danger of them all. It is a eays read with a nice pace going for it. The only problem with it was that it seems to be missing a certain spark to it. The connection between the four men just doesn’t seem to go smoothly which in some ways works out fine but in others makes it seem like they were pushed to it.

Overall I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. I was real glad to see that none of these guys were given a female mate, but that is just me. I would definitely recommend it.

Dead Man Walking by Pandora Pine

Title: Dead Man Walking

Series: Cold Case Psychic 09

Author: Pandora Pine

Genre:  Contemporary, Paranormal, Ghosts, Psychics

Length: Novel (262pgs)

Publisher: Pandora Pine (December 4, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara is stunned to see the breaking news that a well-known mobster he helped to put behind bars, Vito “The Dragon” Dragonni, has been released from prison after his life sentence is overturned on a technicality. When prominent members involved in the original case against The Dragon start turning up dead, Ronan starts to wonder if he’s next.

Psychic, Tennyson Grimm starts having visions of dead men with The Dragon’s signature kill shot: two bullet holes to the forehead. The men in the visions are strangers, but when he learns from an undercover agent that Dragonni has compiled a hit list with Ronan and his ex-partner, Tony, at the top, he fears a day will come when he recognizes the murder victim in his vision.

Tony Abruzzi has been a broken man since the tragic death of his adopted son, Mark. Refusing the offer of protective custody until Dragonni and his hit squad are off the streets, he seems to be daring the mobster to come after him. Despite the fact that they’ve been estranged since the case that cost Tony’s son his life, Ronan decides to stick to his former partner’s side as his personal bodyguard, whether Tony wants his help or not.

Can Ronan and Tony find a way to work together to stop The Dragon before he can cross more names off his hit list or are both detectives dead men walking?

ISBN: B07JRDP428

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Two me on the outs find a common goal and come together to stop a crime figure they thought was finally behind them. I loved this story.

Intense emotions and scenes culminate in a suspenseful ride into a dangerous situation where Ronan protects his ex partner from the Dragon before the Dragon or his men can eliminate Tony like his son was.

I do not want to give away too much of the story in this review. I love that despite Tony and Ronan’s estrangement these two work together once again. The Dragon and his men are no joke when the bodies start piling up it gets scary quick.

Intense and fast paced this story will have you on the edge of your seat awaiting the outcome.

Great addition.

Christmas Homecoming by L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt - Christmas Homecoming CoverTitle: Christmas Homecoming

Series: The Christmas Angel 04

Author: L.A. Witt

Genre: Christmas, Holiday, Historical

Length: Novella (79pgs)

Publisher: L.A. Witt (December 2, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: August 1939. Roger Miller and Jack O’Brien have been close since childhood. By the time they realize there’s more between them than friendship, Jack is leaving their sleepy Iowa town for college. But they console themselves knowing he’ll be home for Christmas. Right?

It is Christmas before they see each other again, but that Christmas comes six years and a world war later. Aged, beaten, and shaken by combat, they’re not the boys they were back then, but their feelings for each other are stronger than ever.

Neither know the words to say everything they’ve carried since that peacetime summer kiss, though. Even as they stand in the same room, there’s a thousand miles between them.

But maybe that’s some distance the little angel in Roger’s rucksack can cross.

ISBN: 978-1-64230-0352

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Two best friends who just seem to be in tune with each other, leave to join the war. They go in different directions only to find each other down the road once more. A kiss at a pond keeps them remembering each other then things do change. Now many years afterwards they find each other one last time. They are still so much in tune with each other but love shows the way, well with the help of an angel. Roger and Jack are definitely a team that are meant to be together, but in a time where it was dangerous and deadly.

I will be honest that I had not checked this book out until now. I am not a fan of historical’s in any way, so when I read the blurb right before starting to read it, I had a feeling that it was not going to go so well. I do not like the past and for two men it would have been dangerous to be gay. However it was a well written story and with the author being who it is, I knew it would be. It actually kept my attention a little better than most books that are in the past. I really liked the guys and liked the fact that they did not pretend to be anything different then who they were. They never came out but they didn’t marry some female to hide behind. So that was a good sign. Now it catch my attention when I started reading as well which gave me a sense of the fact that this was going to be a good story.

I didn’t care for the parents and could have done with out them. However the story was pretty well developed with beautiful characters. I did like it but it won’t be one of those that will be read more than the first time. I am just afraid that this book just wasn’t my kind of story and didn’t really give me that oh my god spark.

Shadowing the Light by Miranda Turner

Miranda Turner - Shadowing The Light Cover sTitle: Shadowing the Light

Series: The Bearer of Truth 01

Author: Miranda Turner

Genre: Fantasy, Gay Fiction

Length: Novel (273pgs)

Publisher: Miranda Turner (December 17, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: “Everybody has their own agenda. Everybody.”

Hunted for the unique blood that runs through his veins, half-angel, half-demon Gabriel Sinclair lives without expectations. On the run from forces on both sides of an ancient conflict, he searches for strength and peace in a world which only seeks to use him.

When Gabriel is forced to stop running, assigned a team—and a mate—he doesn’t want, and reluctantly tasked with a mission, he must overcome obstacles both real and imagined. Otherwise, the world as he knows it, and the mate he’s reluctantly come to care for, may cease to exist.

“I will do as the Creator bids me. Always.”

Evander Ryan is special, and he knows it. The final handcrafted immortal warrior for the light, he is the Creator’s greatest masterpiece. For fifty-eight years, he’s lived his life in black and white, coddled by his Maker, while leading his team to countless victories against their enemies. Those fights were easy. Working with a new, uncooperative mate who sees the world in shades of gray? Less so.

As Evander’s eyes are opened to the existence of light warriors who are not good, dark warriors who are, and the wider world of supernatural beings, he learns nothing is as he thought it was, and his mate isn’t who he thought he was either. Maybe there’s something to be said for not always following the rules. . .

This book is LGBT Urban Fantasy with a romantic subplot. Not recommended for readers under 18. 

ISBN: B07L44YSGP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Gabriel is the kind of guy that pulls no punches in anything he does. This is never truer when his uncles Michael and Barrados, ask him to team up with Evander and his group to track down Gabriel’s father. He is not happy with this at all and it shows. Imagine his surprise when Michael tells him he has to mate with Evander who does not want to mate with him either but will do his duty.

I loved everything about this story except for the parts that seemed a little long winded. The action, suspense and mystery were off the charts. I loved that not all the characters got along at first and it made for some tense moments within the group.

I really like the way the story progressed with the many twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat making me wonder what was going to happen next. I am hoping we learn more about the rest of the crew as the series continues.

Fantastic read.

Set Ablaze by K.C. Burn

Title: Set Ablaze

Author: K.C. Burn

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 24, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: California firefighter Hayden Hurst is starting to realize there’s more to life than fighting fires and drinking with his buddies. He has room in his home and his life for someone special, but no one has stood out among his hookups. And while he’s out at work, admitting he’s gay is very different from showing up at social functions with a man. He’s afraid that’ll be too much for his less-than-accepting “friends.”

Broadway dancer Jez Bouchet hasn’t been mistaken for straight since he was gay-bashed at seventeen. After getting a lucrative job offer in Hollywood, he uproots his life in New York and drives to Los Angeles. His brother, who is Hayden’s best friend, arranges for him to crash at Hayden’s place.

The attraction between Hayden and Jez is unexpected but fiery, and they succumb before they’re even sure they like each other. But Jez hates Hayden’s homophobic friends, and Hayden knows Jez is too flamboyant for him to fly under the radar. Then there’s the complication of Jez’s brother.

Despite those hurdles, they fling themselves into a relationship. But Jez has secrets: a tiny spoiled dog and a determined stalker. If he doesn’t come clean, he might torch their burgeoning relationship before it has a chance to bloom.

ISBN: 978-1-64080-616-0

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jez decided to move closer to his brother when his crazy ex got crazier. He had had a rough life growing up. His father was one nasty piece of work and his older brother got him away from it all. The problem was it also meant he hadn’t see his brother in quite some time. So the move to California was spur of the moment shock. Then his brother told him he had the best place to stay until he found one for himself. He just hadn’t expected, Hayden.

Hayden wasn’t in the closet so to speak but he kept his mouth shut around some of his so called friends. Letting his best friends little brother stay would not be so bad. Well that is until he caught site of little brother, and damn if his heart didn’t stutter.

It would seem Jez had man secrets although one of the tickled Hayden quite a bit. A pug named Fang was quite adorable. However the stalker was not. I had not had a chance to read to many stories by this author and wasn’t to sure what to expect. In fact I had previously read one that didn’t work with me, so when I started reading this story lets just say my surprise was there. Excitement, danger, and some hot sexy times are just a bit of what you get in this book. I absolutely loved Jez. He was a sweetie with a hard past. I couldn’t put the book down until I finished. I can tell you that this one will be read more than once.

I got a big kick out of this story and shed some tears as well. I loved this book and would definitely recommend it.

Operation Toy Rescue by Sarah Hadley Brook

Sarah Hadley Brook - Operation Toy Rescue CoverTitle: Operation Toy Rescue 

Author: Sarah Hadley Brook

Genre: Fantasy, Christmas

Length: Short (66pgs)

ISBN: 9781634867801

Publisher: JMS Books (15th December 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: When Jules Evergreen lands in trouble at the North Pole and gets shipped off to Snow Hope Island for ninety days, he never expects to take up the cause of the forgotten toys waiting for new homes. Falling for his new boss is not on the agenda either, but his heart has other ideas.

Felix Winterson has grown up on Snow Hope Island and now runs the place. He isn’t thrilled when party boy Jules arrives, and Felix tries hard to ignore the man’s charms. He has other problems, anyway. For years he’s tried to get Santa to look at the growing inventory of damaged toys in the warehouse, to no avail.

When Jules comes up with a plan to save the toys, the men find themselves working closely together. As Christmas Eve looms, there’s a lot at stake. Can they save Snow Hope, convince Santa to rescue the toys, and fall in love all at the same time?

Purchase Link: JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: I was pleasantly surprised by Operation Toy Rescue it turned out to be a delightful story with a well-balanced love story mixed with a brilliant storyline.

Jules has been exiled from the North Pole to Snow Hope Island for ninety days for his naughty behaviour. After a short time at Snow Hope he begins to get ideas for saving the misfit toys that are banished there, his passion for his new job leads him to a close working relationship with Felix.

Felix loves Snow Hope Island it’s all he’s ever known but he feels sad at all the toys who will never have a child to love them, when Jules challenges him to consider fixing the toys and finding homes for them it gives him hope. Working closely with Jules has him admiring him and it’s not long before he’s hoping for more.

This is a lovey story that warms your heart as Jules and Felix fall in love while rescuing the fate of damaged toys. It’s a gentle love story that has a touch of tension in it, not only is it a race to prepare the toys for Christmas but a figure from Jules past surprises them both.

I thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining story and think it’s a perfect Christmas story. It’s sweet, cute and while there are not huge amounts of passion there are still some sexy times that are just perfect for the relationship and a story of this length.

I recommend this to those who adore cute Christmas stories, for characters discovering love, a brilliant storyline and a very happy ending for all.

Lover, Lover by Liv Olteano

Title: Lover, Lover

Series: Dreamcatchers 01 / Dreamspun Beyond 14

Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Paranormal, Spirits

Length: Novel (195 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Twin souls reunited.

Drew’s always been a fighter: first in martial arts competitions, and now as a dreamcatcher—keeping the people of Seattle safe from spaga attacks that would drain their life force in their sleep. All he has to do to become a full member of Team 32 is complete his first mission.

But the first person he must defend is his ex, Angelo… the only man Drew ever loved, even if he was the one to leave. Drew never got over Angelo, and it seems Angelo might feel the same, despite the heartbreak he suffered at Drew’s hands.

As the chase after a powerful and resourceful caster hits close to home, old feelings resurface. But if Angelo learns of the dreamcatchers, he’ll be a target for the spaga. And how can he trust Drew now that Drew’s keeping bigger secrets than ever?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-166-0

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. I’ve never read anything by Liv Olteano, but I was more than happy to try a new author and hope that the novel would bring a change of pace to my current TBR pile. After a long line of reading various witch/wizard/mage stories I thought that I would enjoy this change of pace. It looked like a bit of action, in the sense of reading a crime fighting type story, mixed with romance. Judging from the blurb, this seemed like a rather different type of story than I’ve been reading recently.

Lover, Lover is the first book in Olteano’s Dreamcatchers series, based around the men of Team 32 finding their true loves in between keeping Seattle safe from a spate of demon (spaga) attacks. Spaga are demons that normally drain people’s life force when they sleep, however, things are getting out of hand. The team need to figure out who or what is causing the increase in attacks. What I like about this is that these men aren’t necessarily the usual alpha, strong type of shape-shifter, vampire, etc. They are rather ordinary men who have honed their powers and have been selected to form the teams they are with.

This story has the action I mentioned just now, yet is also at heart a very sweet romance where two men who had been together once find each other once more. Drew is an expert martial arts fighter, but he has dreamed of doing more and his path led him to being on Team 32. He has been trained and now their leader declares that it is time for Drew’s first assignment. He starts his job with enthusiasm and despite finding out he has to protect his ex, Angelo, Drew will do anything to make sure the man is safe. The reason they broke up comes down to simple stupidity and being brought together again, this time with Angelo knowing the full truth, shows that things weren’t as impossible as the two men had thought they were in the past.

This story is the start of an ongoing mystery – who the hell is letting so many spaga loose in Seattle. It’s a fun story. I think this will appeal not only to paranormal fans, but to those that enjoy romance series that follow military/police/crime fighting teams.

The Spirit Key by Parker Williams Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Parker Williams stopping by today with the tour for his new release The Spirit Key, we have a brilliant guest post from Parker, a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s and my reviews so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ~Pixie~

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The Spirit Key

(Lock & Key 01)
by

Parker Williams

When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

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One-On-One by V.L. Locey Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have V.L. Locey stopping by today with her new release One-On-One, we have a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

One-On-One

(Cayuga Cougars 05)
by

V.L. Locey

The past few years have been a bit chaotic for Cougars new associate coach, Lancaster Hart. After an amiable divorce he began living his life as the gay man he’d kept closeted for far too long. With the recent move to Cayuga, he’s away from his support system and properly made sweet tea. Despite a roster filled with new friends and associates, he’s spending his nights alone.

As his team gears up to make a run at the Calder Cup, Lancaster discovers that not everything in upstate New York is wine, woodlands, and chilly conservative ideals. At a summer music festival, he first lays eyes on Townsend Harris, folksy/blues singer by night and mayoral office assistant by day. Lancaster is enraptured with the man’s powerful sultry voice. Also, Town just might be the most beautiful man he has seen in all his forty-one years.

The two hit it off at an informal meet and greet after the show, where they spend the night talking and sipping wine. One evening of conversation and an incendiary goodbye kiss leads them into a scorching love affair that might be exactly what Lancaster has been searching for his whole life. Can his team pull off professionally what he’s hoping to do privately as well? Or will capturing their dream evade both the Cougars and Lancaster?

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Valor by Karrie Roman Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Valor

(Until You 04)
by

Karrie Roman

Years ago Asher Winsome almost lost his life in the jaws of a great white shark. It was the scariest moment of his life—until his four-year-old nephew is kidnapped. Called home to be with his family, who see him as the black sheep, Asher must rely on every bit of his courage if he’s going to help get his nephew back. But this is not an ordinary kidnapping. And the outcome will leave Asher running for his life.

Former FBI agent Alec Banner buries himself in his work to forget everything that’s missing in his life. His job, at a private company run by an old friend, locating missing children can be tough and brutal, but Alec is no stranger to working with the worst of humanity. From the minute he’s called to help on the Winsome kidnapping he knows something is different.

Thrown together under such difficult circumstances Asher and Alec are drawn to each other’s unrelenting courage even in the face of their fears. But a relationship begun under such impossible stress can’t survive. When his job is finished Alec runs from Asher and his growing feelings, but the danger hasn’t passed, in fact it has only just begun. And both men will need to be brave if they are to survive.

Warning: child abduction; mention of pedophilia; mention of past shark attack

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Perfect Match by A.G. Meiers Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have A.G. Meiers popping in today with the tour for her new release Perfect Match, we have a brilliant guest post from A.G., a great excerpt and a fantastic $20 Riptide GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Perfect Match

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A.G. Meiers

Secrets can derail even the most powerful attraction.

Logger Sven Larson has never found a man worth publicly coming out of the closet for. But his family has other plans. As a thirtieth birthday gift, his mother hires the online dating service Perfect Match to find Sven the love of his life. To say Sven isn’t thrilled is an understatement, but it’s too late to cancel, and Jayden Calver arrives.

Perfect Match’s success rate is unsurpassed, but they don’t come by it honestly: if a client can’t be matched, the agency uses a stand-in to fulfil their guarantee and protect their profit.
Tough luck has left Jayden in debt, and playing Perfect Match’s deceptive game is his only option. So he travels — sparkling toenails and all — to a remote camp deep in the mountains to meet Sven Larson and pretend to be his perfect match for a few days.

Sparks fly on first contact. But as the two men get closer, Sven grows more and more suspicious of Jayden, and Jayden struggles with guilt over his deceit. They both want a future together, but first they must find the courage to be honest with themselves and each other.

Warning: References to emotional abuse & threats.

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Stalker\s by L.J. Hasbrouck Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have L.J. Hasbrouck stopping by today with her new release Stalker/s, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 NineStar GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Stalker\s

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L.J. Hasbrouck

Brian Jameson doesn’t even get a chance to pick a college before a worldwide pandemic breaks out—and his home is Ground Zero. After losing his parents and sister in a whirlwind of devastation, Brian’s war-veteran grandfather takes him under his wing. But when desperate looters attack Brian’s new home, he and his grandfather must flee into a wintery Midwestern wasteland now populated by intelligent infected known as “Stalkers.”

These ghoulish creatures don’t shamble in hordes—they hide in the darkness waiting to strike, teeth bared in ghastly grins. And they laugh while they’re ripping you to shreds.

But with his grandfather’s training, Brian makes it to the home of his estranged childhood friends, twins Louis and Eva. And Brian gets a chance to experience something else he nearly missed: falling in love. Drawn to the determined—and ruthless—Louis, Brian escapes with him in search of an island paradise away from the relentless snow and infected.

But even if they make it there, it may not be the haven they’re hoping for.

Warning: Depictions of horror and gore, deaths of secondary characters

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Night Kiss by E.T. Malinowski Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have E.T. Malinowski popping in today with the tour for her new release Night Kiss, we have a great exclusive excerpt and a fantastic $10 DSPP GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ ps keep an eye out for our review in the next couple of days 😉

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Night Kiss

(BL Entertainment 01)
by

E.T. Malinowski

What could be frightening enough to freeze the blood of a centuries-old Vampire turned K-pop idol?

Being bound to someone.

University student Cheong Jin-woo dreams of working in the arts, especially for BL Entertainment and his favorite band, Bam Kiseu. After seeing the band perform, Jin-woo separates from his friends to explore. What he discovers backstage will change his life.
Does he embrace it or run?

Jung Ki-tae has kept his secret for centuries—until a young fan interrupts his feeding. Even more disturbing is the instant bond Ki-tae feels with Jin-woo—a complication he refuses to allow. Yet resisting becomes increasingly difficult as Jin-woo and a group of students win the chance to make a video for the band, working closely with them for weeks. The obsession Ki-tae felt toward Jin-woo—even before tasting his blood—deepens into genuine feelings, feelings that terrify Ki-tae. But when he finds a way to break the bond, he’s torn between severing the connection and protecting Jin-woo….

Especially with a mysterious killer getting closer.

Warnings: Rape, child abuse, violence

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Out in the Offense by Lane Hayes Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Lane Hayes stopping by today with her new release Out in the Offense, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $25 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~

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Out in the Offense

(Out In College 03)
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Lane Hayes

Christian Rafferty is a talented quarterback with a big secret. He’s determined to make the most of his final season on the football field, and if possible, avoid any confrontations with his conservative parents about his future. It shouldn’t be difficult; he’s become adept at keeping his public and private lives separate. However, when a math class threatens to derail his plans to graduate on time, he realizes he may need outside help.

Rory Kirkland has a reputation for being a tough guy. He’s a former wrestler and recent college graduate who needs a real job. Until he finds one, tutoring is a decent temporary gig. Luckily, his brain is his biggest asset. Rory is a genius. He credits his sport for helping him deal with angst and rumors about his sexuality when he was younger, but he doesn’t care what others think anymore. He likes his new status as an out and proud bi man; and he recognizes something of himself in Christian. But Rory didn’t count on falling for him. When an unlikely friendship collides with intense attraction, both men begin to realize that coming out on offense just might be the surest path to love.

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Whiskey and Moonshine by Elizabeth Noble Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Elizabeth Noble visiting today with her upcoming release Whiskey and Moonshine, we have a brilliant guest post where Elizabeth chats Whiskey vs Whisky, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway where you could win one of Elizabeth’s backlist titles. So guys, check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Whiskey and Moonshine

(Dreamspun Desires 74)
by

Elizabeth Noble

Drunk on love.

Like a well-aged whiskey, master distiller and old-money entrepreneur Malone Kensington is elegant and refined. Unfortunately he’s also a perfectionist who is more dedicated to the success of his generations-old company than his own love life.

That company needs a public spokesman.

What Colton Hale lacks in sophistication, he more than makes up for with the charisma that’s allowed him to survive on the street from a young age and charm his way into the lucrative—if overwhelming—public position at the Kensington Distillery. When Mal takes Colt under his wing, hoping to polish off his rough edges, opposites attract and a passionate romance blossoms despite the differences in age and background. But can it survive a Kensington Board of Directors who believe Colt is nothing but a gold digger and a kidnapper determined to profit from the love of Mal’s life—dead or alive?

Release Date: 15th January 2019
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There’s Something about Flying by Schuyler L’Roux Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Schuyler L’Roux stopping by today with his new release There’s Something About Flying, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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There’s Something about Flying

(There’s Always Something 03)
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Schuyler L’Roux

After walking away from Gerry, Thom is back home in Minnesota living his best life. He’s flying through the air, embracing the sexual power he reclaimed in a lonely dungeon with Gerry. Yet when Gerry arrives unannounced and full of inexplicable hope, Thom has another choice to make. Does he let Gerry go and finally close the book on their tryst? Or does Thom open up his heart to the reality of their past and the potential of their future? The third and final chapter of the There’s Always Something trilogy stays true to form: there’s always an ending.

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Illumined Shadows by G.R Lyons Blog Tour, Guest Post w/Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have G.R. Lyons stopping in today with the tour for his new release Illumined Shadows, we have a a brilliant guest post with an exclusive excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Illumined Shadows

(Treble and the Lost Boys 03)
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G.R. Lyons

When Victor Lucius was sixteen years old, a few cruel words out of his mouth led to a brutal tragedy, one that Vic has been trying to make up for ever since. Now, working as a missing persons expert, Vic tracks down and rescues people from abandonment or abuse, trying to alleviate the guilt constantly weighing him down.

His latest case—a boy who was kidnapped at the age of two and then held captive for nineteen years—is by far the darkest of his career. If there’s any chance of Vic finally redeeming himself, helping this boy might be it.

But rescuing Colby from his basement prison is only the beginning, and brings a whole new struggle to Vic’s life:

Temptation…

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

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Valhalla by L.A. Ashton Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have L.A. Ashton popping in today with the tour for their new release Valhalla, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $10 NineStar GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Valhalla

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L.A. Ashton

Sakuma has served as a Valkyrie for centuries, smoothly escorting thousands of souls to the grand halls of Valhalla. While the world tears itself apart during WWII, he is summoned to retrieve the soul of a fallen Japanese soldier, Ishii Hiroshi. To Sakuma’s surprise, Ishii refuses his invitation to eternity.

The two meet again and again as the war repeatedly sends Ishii to death’s door, and what should have been a fleeting encounter becomes something much greater for the both of them.

Sakuma is determined to give Ishii the reward he so deserves, but Ishii’s stubbornness may condemn him to an eternity outside Valhalla.

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