Hi peeps! We have Brad Vance & Elsa Winters popping in today with their new release Conning Colin, we have a brilliant interview with Brad, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~
Brad Vance & Elsa Winters
Hamilton Dillon is a high class Manhattan escort, polished, well dressed, and cultured. Colin O’Neill is recently divorced, questioning his sexuality, and disappointed by his first fumbling gay hookups. So he figures, why not hire the best of the best to show him the ropes?
What he doesn’t know is that Hamilton Dillon is really Henry Davis, yet another New Yorker living on the financial edge, cobbling together several jobs to make a living. “Hamilton” has one great suit he can wear on an overnight date, but Henry’s got a good friend at GQ who makes a nice side income renting designer men’s wear for weddings, job interviews, and oh yeah, high end escorts on long weekend assignments. The “top agency” that represents “Hamilton” is really just a smartass lady in India with a Skype account, whose face Henry’s never seen. Oh, and Henry’s also the gruff and very unpolished New York Straight Man “Dillinger,” a solo porn star.
In other words, he’s not at all who Colin thinks he is. Which is just fine, until their relationship gets… complicated.
Title: Strength in Numbers Series: The Game Players, #2 Author: Brad Vance Genre: Romantic Suspense Length: 192 pages Publisher: Brad Vance (February 9th, 2016) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts Blurb: They’re back! In their first adventure, Marc Julian, software billionaire, and Jesse Winchester, hacker extraordinaire, survived the evil plans of the Krom brothers and Jesse’s first lover, Chip. But Jesse has old debts to pay to Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov. Now Leonid is calling in those debts, demanding that Jesse find a great treasure for him, and a new game is set in motion…
The mysterious “Satoshi,” creator of the cybercurrency Bitcoin, has been hiding $375 million worth of the currency for years. But now, he has chosen to start a quest for the keys to the Hoard, and he who controls the keys controls the fortune. And this will be a quest that will test the strength, the will, and the character of those who pursue it.
But Marc and Jesse aren’t the only ones on the hunt, as old enemies resurface to try and beat them to the treasure… And even if they reach it first, they must ask themselves – do they really want to give a Russian gangster $375 million to pursue his deadly enterprises? And what would be the consequences if they don’t?
The pursuit will take them from Andorra to Barcelona, through the museums of Tokyo, the streets of Buenos Aires, and the coast of Mexico, in a desperate and dangerous race to keep the fortune in digital gold from the hands of all their enemies…
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Review: If you’re like all things tech with two hot leading guys, then this is the book – and the series – for you!
When I was offered Strength in Numbers by Brad Vance to review, I quickly went back and binged on book one of the Game Players – Would I Lie to You? Then returned and promptly gorged myself by binging on Strength in Numbers. (Admittedly, you probably could pick up the story without reading book 1, but why only get part of the story and sell yourself short?).
For me this series is the first time I’ve read anything by Brad Vance and after some research I really want to read Have A Little Faith in Me just to start off! (It’s just all the fun of discovering a new author whose writing style fits your twisted brain).
So, the story… the series follows Marc and Jesse, who after book 1 are now the most adorable and hot couple. They also like to live on the wild side of things. Marc is a billionaire, which sometimes gives me a James Bond feel to things, who had employed the services of professional (and once incarcerated) hacker Jesse, who definitely adds a bit of a Mission Impossible vibe to things.
Marc and Jesse, while they have some dangerous enemies and some shady allies, are such a wonderful couple. I love it that how through all the action, adventure and suspense they try to solve problems together as a couple. Totally cute. I could gush about these two guys all day if I had the time.
Strength in Numbers starts almost where we left off in book 1 and things are just as complicated from the get go. With villains such as Chip and Walt popping up as the guys try to catch them – their shady ally, Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov has found a way for the guys to repay his help. And that is where we get to the heart of the action packed adventure.
We delve into the world of Bitcoin – Vance presents fantastic explanations of those that don’t know much about the world of cybercurrency. The guys are off on a trail to find a hoard of Bitcoin. This is where it’s handy to have a hacker and a billionaire together.
We open the story in a luxurious resort in Andorra before going onto Spain and Japan (*sigh, I love Japan so I love when characters in books go there too*), Buenos Aires and Mexico (can we say luxury yacht?). The adventure takes them all over and they are in a race against time as Chip and Walt also seek to find the hoard. If they don’t beat the villains, the consequences could be disastrous to say the least!
It’s all a bit of fun and the best part is that there is going to be a book 3! Can’t wait for that one!
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
Hi guys, we have Brad Vance stopping by today with the tour for his latest release Strength in Numbers, we have character letters from Marc & Jesse, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~
Strength in Numbers
(The Game Players 02)
They’re back! In their first adventure, Marc Julian, software billionaire, and Jesse Winchester, hacker extraordinaire, survived the evil plans of the Krom Brothers and Jesse’s first lover, Chip. But Jesse has old debts to pay to Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov. Now Leonid is calling in those debts, demanding that Jesse find a great treasure for him, and a new game is set in motion…
The mysterious “Satoshi,” creator of the cybercurrency Bitcoin, has been hiding $400 million worth of the currency for years. But now, he has chosen to start a quest for the keys to the Hoard, and he who controls the keys controls the fortune. And this will be a quest that will test the strength, the will, and the character of those who pursue it.
But Marc and Jesse aren’t the only ones on the hunt, as old enemies resurface to try and beat them to the treasure… And even if they reach it first, they must ask themselves – do they really want to give a Russian gangster $400 million to pursue his deadly enterprises? And what would be the consequences if they don’t?
The pursuit will take them through the museums of Tokyo, the streets of Buenos Aires, and the coast of Mexico, in a desperate and dangerous race to keep the fortune in digital gold from the hands of all their enemies…
Hi peeps, we have Brad Vance popping in with his newest release Werewolves of Brooklyn, we have a quick character interview with Daniel, we have a great excerpt, there’s a fantastic giveaway and we have Leigh’s review, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Werewolves of Brooklyn
Darien Mackey wasn’t looking for an adventure. For ten years, he’d been happy living in Brooklyn, working as a butcher in the same job, living in the same apartment, dating some “nothing-special” guys. Until one night his buddy Jacob talked him into taking ayahuasca, the soul-changing drug. And Darien had a vision…of a wolf, its all-too-human eyes on him, its paws on his chest, its enquiring mind in his own…
Darien Mackey is changing. He’s more confident, more assertive, hungrier, hornier. And his world is changing around him – his job, his home, his beloved Mechanic’s Library all falling victim to the predations of unscrupulous developers, bent on demolishing the old Brooklyn he loves and replacing it with a forest of condos. But he’s no longer a passive observer of his own life, and as this thing, this power, grows inside of him, he resolves to fight back, to preserve the way of life he loves.
And he’s not alone in the fight. The Lipsius Preservation Society of Brooklyn stands ready to assist in the battle, even though it seems like a bit of a joke to Darien, with its King and its Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount.
But there’s nothing funny about his growing attraction to Albeus Finley, King of this mysterious Court. And when slumlords and condo-mongers start to die mysterious, violent deaths at the hands of savage animals, Darien begins to realize that something is afoot in Brooklyn – something supernatural.
Hiya peeps, we have Brad Vance visiting today with his newest release Would I Lie to You, we have a tasty teaser, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s review, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Would I Lie to You?
(The Game Players 01)
Software billionaire Marc Julian’s orderly life is shattered one night by a cyber-intrusion into his company’s servers. He’s always surrounded himself with the best people, but finding the culprit behind this might require a real expert…and sometimes it takes a thief to catch a thief.
Jesse Winchester and his team of “grey hat” hackers are suddenly available to Marc. Marc doesn’t know if he should trust Jesse with the keys to his company’s kingdom. After all, Jesse’s a convicted felon, sent to prison for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. A felon sentenced to thirty-five years in prison, who mysteriously served only three years before being released…
Marc’s first company, his whole life, was shattered because he trusted the wrong person. This time there’s even more at stake, but few other options. Especially when his evil enemies, the billionaire industrialist Krom brothers, are revealed to be the source of the intrusion.
Is Jesse there to help Marc, or does he have his own history with the Kroms, his own score to settle? As Jesse and Marc spend more time together, their growing intimacy is at war with their need to win their respective battles. Soon the game they start to play with each other, against each other, becomes more exciting, more exquisitely frustrating…and more dangerous.
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Hello guy’s and gal’s today we have Brad Vance popping in showing off his newest release Apollo’s Curse. Brad gives us a teeny-weeny teaser and a great giveaway where you could find yourself the owner of your very own copy! So I will leave you with Lisa’s awesome review and don’t forget to click that Rafflecopter link! <3 ~Pixie~
All Dane Gale ever wanted was to be a successful writer. After a few sessions with his new friends Rose and Sherry at a romance book club, well, the more romances they read, the more they’re convinced they can do better. And do they ever! They join their creative forces to become “Pamela Clarice,” self-published romance novelist. When they look for a cover model for their first book, Dane sees the photos that will change his life.
Paul Musegetes is the world’s most popular romance cover model, and the most secretive. Dane soon finds himself obsessed with this supernaturally handsome man, and when he meets Paul at the Romance Writers’ Ball on the Summer Solstice, he and Paul connect for one night of passion…
After that night, Dane’s a writing machine. He can’t stop writing romances, and every story he touches turns to gold. But he also finds that he can’t write anything but romances. And soon he’s spending every waking moment of every day writing another after another…
Then Dane finds out that this Midas touch has a heavy price. After the next Summer Solstice, he’ll never write again. Not a romance, not a serious novel. Nothing. Not even a grocery list. And that leaves him with only one option – find Paul, and get him to break the curse. But before he can do that, he’ll have to track down Paul’s equally mysterious photographer, Jackson da Vinci…
Blurb: When Jamie walks through the door of the Humane Society, it’s not just an animal who needs rescuing that day. Tom is there to adopt another service dog into the Canine Comrade Corps, but its Jamie his heart goes out to. But each man turns away, walks away, from the potential pain, the rejection, the knowledge that it’ll all end in tears…
Jamie knows damn well that the HIV he contracted from an unfaithful lover has put him out of the dating game forever in the small town of Santa Vera. Tom lost his legs in Afghanistan, and got new ones, yeah, but with a side order of PTSD to go, he thought grimly. The real problem is that only now does he realize he’s gay, now that the revelation would be just one too many things to put his family through, after everything else they’ve had to deal with.
So both men grin and bear the loneliness, put their feelings on a shelf, even as Jamie’s volunteer stint at CCC turns into friendship and, despite their resolve, something more…
Review: This is the story of two completely different men who never would have met under normal circumstances.
Tom is a war veteran who lost both legs serving his country in Afghanistan. He suffers from PTSD and he works as a trainer of service dogs. The dogs you see that visit soldiers in the hospital after they return home from war broken and battered. It’s through his job he meets Jamie when he comes to adopt a kitten, but changes his mind. Jamie is enamored with Tom from the moment he sets eyes on him, so he volunteers for Tom’s cause to be closer to him.
Jamie is young and bitter. He is HIV positive, infected by an ex that was selfish and didn’t use protection or disclose his disease with Jamie prior to consummating the relationship. Guys like him should be brought before the firing squad! But, I digress. Jamie falls completely in love with Tom while working with him and getting to know him better. The fact that he doesn’t have real legs never really registers on Jamie’s radar. He just sees the man who Tom is. When two men that are a little too broken are brought together, great things can happen. Like truly loving each other, as you already know what it’s like to be different, to live with the self-doubt and insecurity coupled with your disease or disability.
The book is a little slow in parts, but it came together nicely by the end. There was also an aspect to the sex in this book that bordered a dark side. Vance had some undertones of this perhaps being or becoming a dominant/submissive relationship and that’s not generally an aspect of M/M novels that I enjoy. That being said, neither Tom nor Jamie was ever disrespectful to each other, so that balanced it out for me. If you’re looking for something on the shorter side, that’s a little dirty, but still has a good base story, then give this one a peek.