Exchange of Power – Anthology Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Torquere Press stopping by today with their newest anthology release Exchange of Power, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s review, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Exchange in Power

by

Bailey Bradford, Gacy Grant, Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae, Cassandra McMurphy, S.E. O’Connor, Charles Payseur, CB Potts, Torrance Sené, Dawn M. Sooy, T. Strange, Angelique Voisen

exchange: the act of giving or taking one thing in return for another; power: the ability or right to control people or things

In matters of the heart, what happens when there’s an exchange of power, even for just one night?

Both veteran and new authors make up the eleven stories about the power shift between Doms/subs, vampires/werewolves, teacher/apprentice, Alpha/beta, Necromancer/zombie, superhero/arch nemesis, and incubus/medium.

Release date 16th Sept:

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Excerpt

From How the Mighty Have Fallen by Bailey Bradford

Hadrian sat up straight and stuck his nose in the air. “And, just for your information, I have not been–“

“Liar, liar, leather chaps on fire,” Larry sang. “Shut up already, you vestal virgin, and go get fucked and whipped. At least one of us should be having fun tonight. Since I can’t find anyone who wants to do only one of those things with me, I’m giving up. Plus, Thomas’ ex is busy trying to fuck everything that crosses his path. I’m guessing he thinks he has something to prove.”

Hadrian bristled a little when Larry called Master Thomas just by his given name instead of using the honorific, but he got it. Master Thomas wasn’t Larry’s master, nor was he Hadrian’s. However, Hadrian always thought of him as Master Thomas, perhaps because he did harbor a secret desire to serve the man. Although, maybe it wasn’t such a secret, since Larry had picked up on it.

“I guess he does have something to prove,” Hadrian murmured since Larry seemed to be waiting for some kind of agreement from him.

“But is it to himself, or to Thomas, hm?” Larry asked. “You gotta wonder what went down between those two, though… I heard stuff about Kelly. The guy’s an asshole and a half.”

Hadrian arched a brow at Larry. “And what, exactly, is a half an asshole?”

“A fuckin’ mess who likes to screw with people’s heads, that’s what,” Larry drawled. “Now grow a pair and go make that dom feel better.”

Hadrian wanted to smack Larry, but the smug smartass would just enjoy it if he did.

Larry narrowed his eyes at Hadrian. “Or, you know, I suppose I could go see if he wants to do a scene together.”

Hadrian was irritated despite his desire to remain unaffected by Larry’s attempt — damn it, a successful one! — to goad him into action.

Because suddenly, Hadrian’s body was determined to circumvent any argument his brain might have made. He was standing up and flipping Larry off before Larry could do more than cackle.

“You’re an ass,” Hadrian muttered.

Larry gave him two thumbs up. “You love me.”

Hadrian didn’t dignify that statement with a response. Besides, Larry was right and he knew it.

“Go get ’em, stud,” Larry urged, not nearly as quietly as Hadrian wished he had. Of course he was loud enough that Master Thomas glanced their way.

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About Torquere Press

Torquere Press Inc. started as a labor of love for two romance writers and readers. In business since September of 2003, Torquere began as a general partnership, and has grown over the last decade into a much larger organization.

While many publishers out there in 2003 were putting out e-books, very few were publishing gay and lesbian romance. The mission of Torquere Press was, and is, to provide readers who love a good story with great books, and to promote gay and lesbian romance as a genre to be reckoned with.

Partners Kristi Boulware and Joanna Talbot would like to welcome all readers and authors to explore the Torquere Press website, and to contact us with any questions and comments you may have attorquere@torquerepress.com.

Kristi Boulware: Kristi is a Texas girl through and through. Sharing a home with her partner in life and business, Joanna Talbot, seven dogs and our children. Kristi works in her spare time with several animal rescues as animals are one of her passions in life. We have a life full of love, laughter and work. Kristi has spent the last several years working with Torquere Press to grow it into a successful publishing company of LGBT romance. In 2014 the decision was made for our previous co-owners to focus on their writing so the business became a partnership between Joanna and Kristi. Kristi has been managing business of all sorts for twenty years and plans to continue the growth of Torquere Press.

Joanna Talbot: Joanna grew up in a family that always had a retail business until mid 2014. Through her families businesses she learned about the ways of retail, advertising and marketing and the importance of good customer service. Joanna thrives on finding new and exciting ways to share the things she loves with anyone and everyone. She has her own business making all natural beauty products that she is very passionate about and focuses on in her spare time. Joanna is very excited to start this new chapter in her life with her new family, and her Torquere family and readers.

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Giveaway!

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(Ends 22nd September 2015)
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Review

Anthology - Exchange of Power 1400Title: Exchange of Power 

Series:  Anthology

Author: Bailey Bradford, Gacy Grant, Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae, Cassandra McMurphy, S.E. O’Connor, Charles Payseur, CB Potts, Torrance Sené, Dawn M. Sooy, T. Strange, Angelique Voisen

Genre: Doms/subs, vampires/werewolves, teacher/apprentice, Alpha/beta, Necromancer/zombie, superhero/arch nemesis, and incubus/medium

Length: Novel (226 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-61040-970-4

Publisher: Torquere Press (16th September 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 – 4 ½ Hearts (Overall)

Reviewer: Shorty

Blurb: .exchange: the act of giving or taking one thing in return for another; power: the ability or right to control people or things

In matters of the heart, what happens when there’s an exchange of power, even for just one night?

Both veteran and new authors make up the eleven stories about the power shift between Doms/subs, vampires/werewolves, teacher/apprentice, Alpha/beta, Necromancer/zombie, superhero/arch nemesis, and incubus/medium.

Product Link: Torquere Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Review:

How The Mighty Have Fallen by Bailey Bradford

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5

Hadrian, a sub, has wanted Master Thomas, a Dom, since he first laid eyes on him but the timing never seemed right. Now with both of them without a partner Haidrian has his chance to try and persuade Master Thomas he’s what he needs. I truly enjoyed this story. Thomas is questioning himself as a Dom because of another sub he was with. But with Haidrian’s help he realizes he picked the wrong sub to begin with.

Extremely hot sex along with an emotional connection between these two hot men made for a fantastic read. Keeps the reader interested at all times. Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Beta’s Call by Angelique Voisen

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½

A hot story of a Beta, Ryan, who has been in love with his Alpha, Kevin for a long time. Having to witness when he mates and then grieves when he loses his mate Ryan knows the time is now to be there for the man. 

I loved the scene where Kevin gives up control to Ryan to help him heal finally after so many years. It was passionate and hot. Loved it. Highly recommended.

Undone by CB Potts

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4

Rusty and Jeff are two werewolves who come together to forget each other’s troubles with their spouses. I liked that Jeff knew what he wanted and went after it. I felt sorry for both of them with their situations. The story was really good.

I felt it would have been better if we had known Paul’s opinion on things the way we did with Steven. Hot sex and a fight made for an enjoyable read.

Turning Tables by Torrance Sene

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3

I felt this story was unfinished. It leads up to a traitor in Monica’s vampire coven. Who is exposed by Kayla, a wolf who works for Monica from time to time. These two eventually have sex which I skipped as I don’t read f/f scenes at all. 

I liked the mystery but the story fell flat for me. 

Ex Diris by Gacy Grant

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.75

I really enjoyed this superhero/villian story. It was different from any other I read as the story took an interesting twist I was not expecting. Evan feels unsettled at times and thinks too much on the past. Nik tries his best to help Evan as best he can. These two seemed so right for each other. 

I loved the crime part of the story and the slow introduction into both Nik and Evan’s lives. Hot sex with a splash of BDSM added spice.

My Zombie Mixup by T. Strange

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5

Although I don’t normaly read stories with Zombies as the main character I loved this one. It had me laughing all through it. The Command Voice gets switched somehow from Edward, a necromancer and doctor, to Kit, zombie or undead, and Kit spends all day commanding Edward. Some of the commands were hilirious. 

I loved the mystery surrounding how the power was reversed. Intriguing and fascinating read.

The Assistant’s Contraption by Charles Payseur

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4

Rascan is furious when he thinks Friday, his assistant, has betrayed him. But becomes caught in the contraption that Friday built so he could finally be on top. What Rascan did not expect was to enjoy it so much. 

Sweet yet kinky story of an assistant who dominants his master. Great sex and well written.

Paw Prints by S.E. O’Connor

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5

John is tired of being accused of something he has not done so he leaves after fighting with Eric, his mate and Alpha. I was so pissed at Eric I was seeing red. If he had just trusted his mate none of what happened would have. He should have dealt with Michael sooner rather than later. 

I loved that Eric learned a valuable lesson and gave John the only thing he could to make up for his stupidy. Fantastic read with some hot sex.

Vital Signs by Dawn M. Sooy

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3

This is an F/F story. Vital Signs is a nightclub that caters to vampires. Kayla sees Bethany, a vampire, again after a long seperation and the sparks fly once again. 

As Bethany becomes possessive it makes Kayla remember why she left in the first place and decides to take matters into her hands to show Bethany she will not tolerate it anymore.I did not read the sex scene as I don’t read F/F books, sorry. 

In Dreams by Cassandra McMurphy

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5

An incubus, Andres who is used to getting what he wants learns a valuable lesson. I loved this story and how Julian did to Andres what he has done to so many. 

I started laughing the minute I figured out what was happening. I was glad Andres was taken down a peg or two as he seemed a little too arrogant to me. 

The Hart and The Hound by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4

Henry, a deer shifter and Alpha encounters Davey, a beta dog shifter. After a run in with a dog pack. Davey is injured so Henry takes him home to recuperate and in the process they get to know one another. I found it cute the way Davey acted. 

I loved that Henry wanted to protect Davey even against the pack he was with though Davey did not not need it. Very hot and steamy intimate scenes added spice.

Overall this was a really good anthology. I loved most of the stories except for two of them. There was a wide variety of genres that would appeal to everyone.

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