Summer Lovin' Anthology Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Torquere Press stopping by with several of it’s authors to celebrate the upcoming release of it’s newest MM & FF anthology Summer Lovin’, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Summer Lovin’

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LJ Hamlin, Janelle Reston, Eric Thornton, Jessica Chase, A. M. Leibowitz, Sarah Hadley Brook

Back in the 1950s, leather jackets, white t-shirts, and poodle skirts were the biggest styles, and going “parking” was all the rage. Summer flings were the thing to do, whether it be with the cute tomboy that caught your eye in school, your older brother’s friend, or the hot mechanic who fixes your car just right. In Summer Lovin’, love doesn’t only have to last the summer.

These six stories are penned by both seasoned scribes and new authors; the anthology provides readers with the perfect opportunity to explore offerings from their favorite storytellers as well as find a new favorite or two.

Containing F/F and M/M stories from authors LJ Hamlin, Janelle Reston, Eric Thornton, Jessica Chase, A. M. Leibowitz, Sarah Hadley Brook, Summer Lovin’ is sure to have something for fifties loving readers.

Release date: 20th July 2016
Pre-order: Torquere Press

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An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have A.M. Leibowitz stopping by with hir newest release An Act of Devotion, we have a short interview with A.M., ze has also brought along a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, Cat has done an exceptional review so check that out. So guys, enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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An Act of Devotion

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A.M. Leibowitz

Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.

Antonio “AJ” Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He’s cool, calm, and confident. Despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?

From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. When he discovers the truth behind AJ’s behavior, he realizes that his magic won’t clean up for him this time.

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An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz

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Series: N/A

Author: A.M. Leibowitz

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 215 pages

Publisher: Supposed Crimes (May 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.

Antonio “AJ” Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He’s cool, calm, and confident. But despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?

From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. But when he discovers the truth behind AJ’s behavior, he realizes that his magic won’t cleanup for him this time.

ISBN: 9781938108860

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1rLZurW

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Adam is charming, sometimes too cocky and likes to use innuendo. But he uses that to hide his insecurities.

AJ is sexy, confident, and has many friends. He devotes his time to work, study and many causes he supports plus his friends. This way he doesn’t have to face his hidden secrets that haunt him and keep him from having a relationship that he craves.

I loved this story. It is chock-full of intriguing characters. Maybe too full. I love a character driven story, but at first, I felt like maybe I picked up a book in a series. There were so many allusions to both Adam and AJ’s past that kind of made me wonder what I had missed.  AJ had so many friends with problems, and it was as if I missed that story as well. Closer to the end we get some of this backstory that fills in most of the blanks.

I love a character that at first is unlikeable and Adam was a bit overbearing in the beginning and soon let his barriers down. I loved his cocky, positive attitude. A lot is going on in the story, so it’s pretty fast paced.  I liked how the story dealt with many social issues such as abuse, date rape, bisexual, and transgender. There is plenty of hot man-sex as well.

If you like a pretty steamy romance, college men, bisexual and transgender characters, a fast paced, character driven story, and of course some hot man-sex, you will like this.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com  *

What Once Was Lost by A.M. Leibowitz Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have A.M. Leibowitz stopping by with hir new release What Once Was Lost, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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What Once Was Lost

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A.M. Leibowitz

Following a volatile break-up with his partner, Casey has been raising his son, Ryan, mostly on his own. While Ryan is on a camping trip in the Adirondacks, Casey and Brook make another attempt to work through their differences, with disastrous results. But when Ryan and his friend disappear in the mountains, Casey and Brook travel together to find him. The tension leads to an opportunity to listen to each other, reconcile their history, and recover the love they once shared.

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Anthem by A.M. Leibowitz Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have A.M. Leibowitz stopping by with hir new release Anthem, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Anthem

(Notes from Boston 01)
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A.M. Leibowitz

Trevor Davidson has everything going for him. He’s just moved out on his own with three friends, and he’s landed a job as music director at a large Boston church. He has high hopes for marrying his long-term girlfriend and settling into a comfortable, devout lifestyle.

Andre Cole has spent the past few years throwing himself into a dead-end job at a Cape Cod-based call center. When an opportunity to move back to Boston arises, Andre believes it will be the do-over he needs to put his past behind him.

A chance meeting in a club on New Year’s Eve brings Trevor and Andre together for a brief but steamy encounter. Both assuming that’s the end of it, they are unexpectedly thrown back into each other’s lives when Trevor’s church hires Andre for their website design. While Andre is content at first to move on, Trevor’s conflicted feelings bubble over into his songwriting. Before he can stop it, his ode to Andre becomes an inadvertent Christian radio hit.

Unfortunately for Trevor, he isn’t the only one who knows the song’s hidden meaning. Someone has leaked the story and upended Trevor’s life. In order to put the pieces back together, he needs to learn to be honest with his girlfriend, with Andre, and especially with himself.

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Anthem by A.M. Leibowitz Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have A.M. Leibowitz popping in with the cover to hir upcoming release Anthem, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Anthem

(Notes from Boston 01)
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A.M. Leibowitz

Trevor Davidson has everything going for him. He’s just moved out on his own with three friends, and he’s landed a job as music director at a large Boston church. He has high hopes for marrying his long-term girlfriend and settling into a comfortable, devout lifestyle.

Andre Cole has spent the past few years throwing himself into a dead-end job at a Cape Cod-based call center. When an opportunity to move back to Boston arises, Andre believes it will be the do-over he needs to put his past behind him.

A chance meeting in a club on New Year’s Eve brings Trevor and Andre together for a brief but steamy encounter. Both assuming that’s the end of it, they are unexpectedly thrown back into each other’s lives when Trevor’s church hires Andre for their website design. While Andre is content at first to move on, Trevor’s conflicted feelings bubble over into his songwriting. Before he can stop it, his ode to Andre becomes an inadvertent Christian radio hit.

Unfortunately for Trevor, he isn’t the only one who knows the song’s hidden meaning. Someone has leaked the story and upended Trevor’s life. In order to put the pieces back together, he needs to learn to be honest with his girlfriend, with Andre, and especially with himself.

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Young Love, Old Heart – Anthology Book Blast, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the Young Love, Old Hearts anthology from Supposed Crimes LLC stopping by now and it brings along a great giveaway, we also have Prime’s review so enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Young Love, Old Hearts

(Anthology)
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A. M. Leibowitz, Adrian J. Smith, Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese, Geonn Cannon, Helena Maeve, Kassandra Lea, Lela E. Buis, Ralph Greco Jr., & Stacy O’Steen

Everyone hears “He’s too young for you.” “She’s too old for you.” Not between these pages. This anthology crosses the age gap with nine enchanting stories of cross-generational relationships. Some are sweet, some are sexy, some are heartbreaking. One is downright murderous. The protagonists are gay men or women searching for true love or trying out what’s right in front of them.

 M/M Romance, F/F Romance, May-December Romance

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Love is a Mess Anthology Book Blast, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Supposed Crimes LCC stopping in with their newest release the anthology Love is a Mess. The anthology has a variety of authors and a variety of genre’s, we have a great giveaway and Cat’s review for you to enjoy so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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 Love is a Mess

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A.M. Leibowitz, Adrian J. Smith, Amber Kinsey, Eva Lefoy, Geonn Cannon, L.M. Perrin, Michael DuPuy, Rachael Orman

Viral Valentine by L. M. Perrin

When a Valentine’s Day prank goes badly, Paige’s guilt won’t let her watch the victim walk away without a proper apology.

Date Blind by Geonn Cannon

A woman discovers the worst possible blind date scenario when her date turns out to be someone who bullied her in high school.

The Politician and the Pilot by Amber Kinsey

A politician and a pilot make a steamy connection on Valentine’s Day.

Bar Tryst by Rachael Orman

After her roommate blackmailed her into going to an Anti-Valentine’s day party, Vanessa decided to make the best of it especially when the bartender shared that she was looking to have a good time too.

Quarter Life: Energy Feed by Adrian J. Smith

With strange creatures in her path, Faye is determined to get the information she wants no matter the cost.

Property of Cupid by Eva Lefoy

Will an ancient Greek god give up half his powers to love a mere human? Or will Cupid loose his golden arrow, letting Jeremy fall in love with another man?

Private Dance by A. M. Leibowitz

With Alex’s sexy boyfriend, Phin, gone for three weeks, there’s only one option: let his best friend’s kids lead him on a treasure hunt through town to find his Valentine’s gift waiting for him to unwrap.

The Last Mitzvah by Michael DuPuy

One man seeks salvation over love, death, and ice cream.

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Love is a Mess: A Supposed Crimes Anthology

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Series: A Supposed Crimes Anthology

Author: L. M. Perrin, Geonn Cannon, Amber Kinsey, Rachael Orman, Adrian J. Smith, Eva Lefoy, A. M. Leibowitz, Michael DuPuy

Genre: Contemporary Romance (MM, FF, and FFM)

Length: Anthology (119 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-938108-76-1

Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (January 3rd, 2015)

Heat Level: Low to Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Love is a Mess: A Supposed Crimes Anthology contains eight stories from eight authors on the topic of misfortune at Valentine’s Day. The topics range from the fun of the moment to the power of the eternal. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual characters star in their own love and lust stories—erotic, playful, and thoughtful.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Mess-Supposed-Crimes-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00RQX9P3C

Review: Overall ♥♥♥♥this was a pretty good book with a wide variety of stories. Some were very unique and intriguing. The stories are centered on Valentines and dates that could have or do go very wrong. There are several genres, and different heat ratings so that there is a little something for everyone that likes FF and MM short reads. I have also included a separate rating and review for each book below.

Viral Valentine by L. M. Perrin
FF Low heat ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Sometimes we set out to do things thinking it is cute or funny but do not think about the person involved. I am not a big fan of the funniest video or prank stuff and this story is a good example of why. Ellie thinks she is going to dinner on Valentines even though it’s with a stranger to find herself pranked. Paige one of the pranksters took a liking to Ellie and wanted the prank ended but Todd wouldn’t let up. Will Ellie forgive Paige?

I liked this story and would have liked more. It ended a bit so suddenly.

Date Blind by Geonn Cannon
FF/Low ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Martha is waiting on a blind date when she finds out that her date Connie was her high school bully. This story took me back to my high school days of being bullied.

I liked how the characters developed through this story. I wanted more.

The Politician and the Pilot by Amber Kinsey
FF/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Samantha is a politician sent on a punishment assignment by her boss and ex-lover. She finds herself enthralled with the young pilot Katie and after too much tequila in her bed.

This story is smoking hot! Not lot of plot but the sex scenes were actually good.

Bar Tryst by Rachael Orman
FF/ Explicit ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Vanessa is at a bar with her friends on Valentines she goes to the bathroom and Lisa starts talking to her. Later they end up back in the bathroom in hot sex.

This story had no plot and it just didn’t do it for me sex wise like the other. It wasn’t bad it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Quarter Life: Energy Feed by Adrian J. Smith
Ménage FMM/FFM/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Faye has been told the statue of the trapped troll actually will come to life and he will be able to give her answers. She hopes he can find her a witch.

This is a dark fantasy or paranormal story that was very intriguing I would love to read more of this. There is hot sex in a MMF and also a FFM with a voyeur.

Property of Cupid by Eva Lefoy
MM/ Explicit ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
This was one of my favorite stories in the book. I loved the twist on cupid. I can’t give much away so I’ll just say read this it was awesome! I want more!

Private Dance by A. M. Leibowitz
MM/ Moderate ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Another of my favorites in this book. Alex finds himself babysitting for a friend on Valentines with his relationship in jeopardy. Before Phinn left on his business trip, he said some pretty cruel stuff and though they have talked, it out he still knows there is work to be done. He finds himself on a scavenger hunt with his little charges in tow and a very happy surprise at the end of the hunt.

I loved this it was awesome. I did have some questions and wanted more information such as why was Phinn going away so much and what their jobs etc. were but the story line was great, and the ending even greater! This one made the entire book worth reading!

The Last Mitzvah by Michael DuPuy
?/ No heat ♥♥2Hearts
I never figured this story out so I won’t say much. I couldn’t figure out who the character was at all or why he was at the Bar Mitzvah. I am assuming he was a transsexual form what I gathered but I am not sure. I was confused throughout the entire thing

I’ll say the ending shocked the bejesus out of me!

Lower Education by A.M. Leibowitz

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Series: N/A

Author: A.M. Leibowitz

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (276 Pages)

Publisher: Acquitted Books, Supposed Crimes LLC (November 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb: Phin Patterson is an educational consultant dissatisfied with his job and his life. On a mission to complete one last assignment before escaping his unfulfilling career and figure out what he wants, he accepts a commission from Donald Murdock at the New York State Education Department. Suddenly, he finds himself on his way to evaluate a tiny school in New York’s Southern Tier, not far from the town where he grew up. Now his only goal is to get in, do his job, and get out before anyone from his past remembers him.

That turns out to be easier said than done. Dani Sloane, the sharp-witted administrative assistant to the principal, learns the truth about why Phin is really there. With the help of her friends, she sets out to unmask him and force the local board of education to stop the plans that could ruin their school. Discovering that her sometime-lover is an old business associate of Phin’s only complicates both the situation and their relationship.

Meanwhile, Phin, who has committed himself to keeping his emotional distance, can’t resist the charm of the town and its residents—especially the school psychologist, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in over twenty years. While Dani works to take him down and save her school, Phin wrestles with learning how to do the right thing, including telling the truth to the man with whom he’s already falling in love.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Lower-Education-A-M-Leibowitz-ebook/dp/B00NCA48TE

ASIN: B00NCA48TE

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: My feelings on this book are a mixed bag. This book seems like it was written by a disgruntled teacher, frustrated with the entire education system and the government’s dirty hands in it. Teaching to tests, common core, charter schools, it’s all you hear about if you talk to a teacher or are an involved parent.

On one hand, the author is preaching to the choir here, and I sympathize with the subject of this struggle…on the other, this is not what I want to read in my romance books. I want to escape reality and enjoy a fun fling for a while…not debate heady education issues.

This theme is similar to that of the sophisticated corporate raider coming in to buy out a company and sell it off in parts for profit only….than falling in love with the town and its employees. Except the subject of this book is education, the politics and gossip of teachers/administrators…and of course Phin coming back to face his youthful indiscretions.

Lower Education is a long read, it’s not terribly sexy, with the exception of Alex, but he’s got a big chip on his shoulder. I’m thinking a romance novel is not the platform from which one preaches U.S. education system woes. But that’s only my opinion.