Dine With Me by Layla Reyne

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Author: Layla Reyne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (274pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (16th September 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Life never tasted so good.

Miller Sykes’s meteoric rise to award-winning chef is the stuff of culinary dreams, but it’s all crashing down around him. He’s been given a diagnosis that could cost him something even more precious than his life: his sense of taste. Rather than risk the very thing that defines him, Miller embarks on a last tour of his favorite meals while he still can.

But there’s a catch: he needs a financial backer to make it happen, and he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.

Dr. Clancy Rhodes has two weeks to come to terms with putting aside oncology to work at his father’s thriving plastic surgery practice. When the opportunity to travel with a Michelin-starred chef presents itself, the foodie in him can’t believe it. It doesn’t hurt that Miller’s rugged good looks are exactly Clancy’s cup of joe.

As Clancy and Miller travel from coast to coast and indulge in everything from dive bars to the most decadent of culinary experiences, they’re suddenly sharing a lot more than delicious meals. Sparks fly as they bond over their love of flavors and the pressures of great expectations. But when Miller’s health takes a turn for the worse, Clancy must convince him he’s more—so much more—than just his taste buds. And that together, they can win a battle that once seemed hopeless.

ISBN: 9781488053917

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Miller is a top renowned chef whose career has come to an end with a debilitating illness. He decides to take a tour eating world renowned food before he is affected by illness that will render him unable to taste. Clancy is a doctor who has just finished his residency. His parents give him a gift of travelling with a renowned chef eating delicious foods.

First off let me say I do not usually read contemporary stories. Once I finished this one I remembered why. There was no mystery, suspense or action. The so called romance did not feel real to me. Now I like food not going to lie. But the foods mentioned throughout this book I had no clue as to what they were so I was at a loss. There were a couple of names I recognized but some I would never have eaten myself as they sound gross and have alcohol in them which I do not drink due to it hurting my stomach.

I liked Clancy and Miller’s interactions. It felt more like a friendship than anything else with a side of crush on Clancy’s part. The places they went were awe inspiring and luxurious yet only the rich would ever be able to afford to eat there. This story was well written and progressed beautifully. Sadly, it was not the book for me as I did not enjoy it overall.

With that being said it an o.k. read for me that I’m sure others would love.

Goalie Interference by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn Blog Tour, Q&A & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps! We have Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn stopping by today with the tour for their new release Goalie Interference, we have a great excerpt and an awesome Q&A, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Goalie Interference

(Hat Trick 02)
by

Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

It’s goalie vs. goalie in this brand-new enemies-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn…

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom are looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.

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Arctic Heat by Annabeth Albert Blog Tour, Q&A, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Annabeth Albert popping in today with the tour for her new release Artic Heat, we have a brilliant Q&A, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤️ ~Pixie~p.s. keep an eye out for our review coming soon!

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Artic Heat

(Frozen Hearts 03)
by

Annabeth Albert

A lasting connection needs more than simply surviving a winter together—they’ll have to outsmart danger, let down their defenses and open their hearts.

Owen Han has a fresh lease on life—he’s kicked cancer’s ass and is roaring through his bucket list. The former investment banker hopes to find his next challenge in Alaska, volunteering alongside park rangers and fulfilling his childhood dreams of snowy winters and rustic life. Of course, those dreams did tend to feature big strapping mountain men in vivid detail…

Ranger Quilleran Ramsey would like to be anywhere other than dealing with newbie volunteers. And really, the only thing he needs less than a green volunteer “partner” is the flirty attentions of a buff city boy who doesn’t look ready to last a week, let alone an Alaskan winter. They’re all wrong for each other, even if Quill’s traitorous body enjoys the flirting more than it should.

As the weeks pass, the two snowbound men give in to temptation. But can their seasonal romance last until spring? For them to have a future together, each will have to trust the other…while hoping that the harsh elements and omnipresent dangers don’t destroy what happiness they’ve found in the moment.

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Dine With Me by Layla Reyne Blog Tour, Q&A, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya Peeps! We have Layla Reyne popping in today with the tour for her new release Dine With Me, we have a great new excerpt, a Q&A with Layla, Shorty’s review and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Dine With Me

by

Layla Reyne

Life never tasted so good.

Miller Sykes’s meteoric rise to award-winning chef is the stuff of culinary dreams, but it’s all crashing down around him. He’s been given a diagnosis that could cost him something even more precious than his life: his sense of taste. Rather than risk the very thing that defines him, Miller embarks on a last tour of his favorite meals while he still can.

But there’s a catch: he needs a financial backer to make it happen, and he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.

Dr. Clancy Rhodes has two weeks to come to terms with putting aside oncology to work at his father’s thriving plastic surgery practice. When the opportunity to travel with a Michelin-starred chef presents itself, the foodie in him can’t believe it. It doesn’t hurt that Miller’s rugged good looks are exactly Clancy’s cuppa joe.

As Clancy and Miller travel from coast to coast and indulge in everything from dive bars to the most decadent of culinary experiences, they’re suddenly sharing a lot more than delicious meals. Sparks fly as they bond over their love of flavors and the pressures of great expectations. But when Miller’s health takes a turn for the worse, Clancy must convince him he’s more—so much more—than just his taste buds. And that together, they can win a battle that once seemed hopeless.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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Dine With Me by Layla Reyne Release Blast, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya Peeps! We have Layla Reyne popping in today with her new release Dine With Me, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Dine With Me

by

Layla Reyne

Life never tasted so good.

Miller Sykes’s meteoric rise to award-winning chef is the stuff of culinary dreams, but it’s all crashing down around him. He’s been given a diagnosis that could cost him something even more precious than his life: his sense of taste. Rather than risk the very thing that defines him, Miller embarks on a last tour of his favorite meals while he still can.

But there’s a catch: he needs a financial backer to make it happen, and he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.

Dr. Clancy Rhodes has two weeks to come to terms with putting aside oncology to work at his father’s thriving plastic surgery practice. When the opportunity to travel with a Michelin-starred chef presents itself, the foodie in him can’t believe it. It doesn’t hurt that Miller’s rugged good looks are exactly Clancy’s cuppa joe.

As Clancy and Miller travel from coast to coast and indulge in everything from dive bars to the most decadent of culinary experiences, they’re suddenly sharing a lot more than delicious meals. Sparks fly as they bond over their love of flavors and the pressures of great expectations. But when Miller’s health takes a turn for the worse, Clancy must convince him he’s more—so much more—than just his taste buds. And that together, they can win a battle that once seemed hopeless.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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Dine With Me by Layla Reyne Pre-Release Teaser!

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Hiya Peeps! We have Layla Reyne stopping by today with her upcoming release Dine With Me, we have a fantastic teaser so check out the post and enjoy! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Dine With Me

by

Layla Reyne

Life never tasted so good.

Miller Sykes’s meteoric rise to award-winning chef is the stuff of culinary dreams, but it’s all crashing down around him. He’s been given a diagnosis that could cost him something even more precious than his life: his sense of taste. Rather than risk the very thing that defines him, Miller embarks on a last tour of his favorite meals while he still can.

But there’s a catch: he needs a financial backer to make it happen, and he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.

Dr. Clancy Rhodes has two weeks to come to terms with putting aside oncology to work at his father’s thriving plastic surgery practice. When the opportunity to travel with a Michelin-starred chef presents itself, the foodie in him can’t believe it. It doesn’t hurt that Miller’s rugged good looks are exactly Clancy’s cuppa joe.

As Clancy and Miller travel from coast to coast and indulge in everything from dive bars to the most decadent of culinary experiences, they’re suddenly sharing a lot more than delicious meals. Sparks fly as they bond over their love of flavors and the pressures of great expectations. But when Miller’s health takes a turn for the worse, Clancy must convince him he’s more—so much more—than just his taste buds. And that together, they can win a battle that once seemed hopeless.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Release Date: 16th September
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Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant

M.A. Grant - Prince of Air and Darkness Cover 74th3Title: Prince of Air and Darkness

Series: The Darkest Court 01

Author: M.A. Grant

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal 

Length: Novel (310pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (February 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control.

Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope.

The only human student at Mather’s School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance—and will do anything to get it.

They don’t realize he can’t levitate a feather, much less defend the Faerie Realm as it slips into civil war.

Unseelie Prince Roark Lyne, Phineas’s roommate—and self-proclaimed arch nemesis—is beautiful and brave and a pain in the ass. Phineas can’t begin to sort through their six years of sexual tension masquerading as mutual dislike. But Roark is also the only one able to help Finn tame his magick.

Trusting Roark’s mysterious motives may be foolish; not accepting his temporary protection would be deadly.

Caught in the middle of the impending war, Phineas and Roark forge a dangerous alliance. And as the walls between them crumble, Phineas realizes that Roark isn’t the monster he’d imagined. But their growing intimacy threatens to expose a secret that could either turn the tide of the war…or destroy them both.

ISBN: 9781488051227

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Phineas has the ability to tap into the ley lines. While a unique and strong power it is also dangerous as he can not control it. Roark is the prince of air and darkness at unseelie court. His mother, the queen thinks that she could take Finn’s power, so kidnaps and tortures him until Roark rescues him. This is the beginning of the book.

From there Roark has to constantly save Finn from various creatures trying to take the power from him while at the same trying to keep his feelings about Finn under wraps. Everything comes to a head when war looms on the horizon between the fae realms.

Adventurous and action packed this story captures your attention from start to finish. I loved everything about the story. Roark suffers along with Finn until they can longer fight their feelings. The twists and turns in the book had me gasping when the secrets were revealed.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series to see what happens next.

Great read.

Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke

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Series: Not Dead Yet 01

Author: Jenn Burke

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery

Length: Novel (300pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (4th February 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Dying isn’t what it used to be.

Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now.

His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again, given he’s rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn’t be legal.

As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently.

ISBN: 9781488036231

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I really enjoyed reading this story. One of the characters, Wes, was unique in that he was dead but brought to life and now n ghost himself to recover items for his clients. I was honestly confused as to how he ghosted somewhere then traveled somewhere only to reappear in his actual body. I could not figure out how that was possible.

Hudson is Wes’ ex and a detective now thirty three years after they broke up Wes ends up calling him about something he saw. The two have some tense moments when they meet up to discuss the murder. From there the story delves further into the mystery as bodies start piling up.

I loved how the story unfolded it was riveting and captured my attention from start to finish. The paranormal aspect made for a deeper mystery and the clues were compelling. Hudson’s secret was mind blowing as well as the circumstances surrounding it.

I loved everything about this story and was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book.

Fantastic read.

Saddle Up by A.M. Arthur

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Series: Clean Slate Ranch 03

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel (224 pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (September 17, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Reyes Caldero keeps his past buried deep and his emotions buried deeper. But what he doesn’t say he always makes up for with his actions. When the hot chef he once saved from an abusive ex turns up at Clean Slate Ranch, the quiet cowboy is happy to act on their sizzling chemistry, even if he’s not ready to share his secrets—or his heart.

Miles Arlington needs to get the hell out of San Francisco, and heading north for a job near Clean Slate Ranch seems like just the thing. It doesn’t hurt that his secret crush slash onetime rescuer happens to work at the ranch. Miles has never been one for the outdoors, but the superhot Reyes has him ready to saddle up.

Reyes is happy to keep things casual, even though his heart has other ideas. And when Miles is forced to confront his past again, Reyes and Miles will have to put all their trust in each other if they want any chance at building a future together.

ISBN: 9781488097157

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A sweet romance about Reyes and Miles. These two men have tragic pasts they are both trying to deal with. Reyes is an ex firefighter that had something bad happen on the job. While Miles is trying to get away from his crazy ex.

Despite the way they met, Reyes saves Miles they both have a mutual attraction to each other. What I liked most was these two took things slow. They got to know one another and were there for the other when they needed it most.

Sweet, tender and romantic are words that come to mind with these two. For all the drama they have been put through they eventually are ready to saddle up for a new relationship with each other.

Great read.

Loving a Warrior by Melanie Hansen

Title: Loving a Warrior

Series: Loving a Warrior 01

Author: Melanie Hansen

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (276 Pages)

Publisher: (November 26, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: BUD/S: six months of the most intense training there is. It’s survival of the toughest, and Matt Knytych is determined to come out the other side a navy SEAL.

Distraction is life or death. And just the sight of former marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake Matt’s concentration.

Shane came to BUD/S training ready to prove himself—again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows.

Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding on a thin, punishing line. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.

After all, the only easy day was yesterday.

ISBN: 9781488036194

Product Link: Carina Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Matt would do anything to make his uncle proud. His uncle had been a navy seal, and that was his goal. He didn’t want anything to get in that way, that included the sexy man he ran into. He should have not been surprised to find that sexy man was also one that was doing the BUD/S training.

Shane wanted to prove that he could do it. He wanted to prove that he was not a quitter and that he was good enough to be a seal. He however didn’t have the same single minded thoughts that Matt had, he wanted it to include friends and family. The last thing they needed was distraction and complications, but that was what they got when they met.

I am going to admit that I didn’t even check this book out. I was asked to review this story and honestly thought that it was one of my Christmas stories to do for the holidays, so I was a bit disappointed that it turned out to be something different. I was also not into it as much as I should have been. It has a dry tone to it and a very slow pace that didn’t give it any justice. I could have done without the whole back story and their training. It made the story dull quite a bit.

I had mixed emotions on this book and wasn’t really impressed with it. That is not saying it isn’t a good book because it really is a good story, however it was also boring to me. There was just so much that wasn’t needed in this story and it made it draw out the enjoyable parts. I hate to admit that this book just didn’t really catch my attention nor did it keep it.

Had this book been a bit shorter without all the added parts into it, this would have had higher marks with me. As it is though, it makes me want to hide from the next book. I am afraid that this book just didn’t do it for me.

Loving A Warrior by Melanie Hansen Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Melanie Hansen popping in today with the tour for her new release Loving A Warrior, we have a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for Lisa’s review posting tonight!

Loving A Warrior

(Loving A Warrior 01)
by

Melanie Hansen

BUD/S: six months of the most intense training there is. It’s survival of the toughest, and Matt Knytych is determined to come out the other side a navy SEAL.

Distraction is life or death. And just the sight of former marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake Matt’s concentration.

Shane came to BUD/S training ready to prove himself—again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows.

Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding on a thin, punishing line. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.

After all, the only easy day was yesterday.

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About Melanie!

Melanie Hansen has spent time in Texas and Florida prisons…for work.   She’s been in a room with a 17-year-old mass murderer who was also one of the most soft-spoken and polite teenagers she’s ever met.  After a 13-year career as a court reporter, she can tell many stories both hilarious and heartbreaking.

She grew up with an Air Force dad, and ended up marrying a Navy man.  After living and working all over the country, she hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles.

Melanie left the stressful world of the courtroom behind and now enjoys a rewarding career transcribing for a deaf student.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.

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November 28 – The Blogger Girls
November 29 – Joyfully Jay
December 1 – My Fiction Nook
December 4 – Love Bytes
December 6 – Gay Book Reviews

Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert

Title: Better Not Pout

Author: Annabeth Albert

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Christmas

Length: Novel (288 Pages)

Publisher: Carina Press (November 12, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

ISBN: 9781488038686

Product Link: Publisher  | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Nick was all for doing his job, but did his job have to have him dressed up as Santa for a whole month? His commander’s husband who usually played the part had had a heart attack and was not able to do it. So it was his job to find someone who could, however he was the only one available. It wasn’t like he hated the holiday but his home life growing up didn’t give into the cheer of a holiday with no family. His sister was married with kids but had been one of those teenage girls who ran wild, his mother was a drunk, his dad ran off and then died. Leaving him alone for most of his life. He joined the military after graduation and was now going to retire in one month. A month left and then it was Florida all the way. To bad it wasn’t for him. Then he comes across a cute elf that just might have his mind changed and his heart.

Teddy was all for giving. When he was a child his older brother had passed away in an accident and he just felt that he couldn’t leave home. It was his safety net, and lets face it he loved it. Then he is working with a very grumpy Santa who made his mouth water. One month that was all he had, plans need to be figured out.

It definitely gave you that Christmas feeling and the setting rocked. I loved the characters and the family surrounding them. I will admit that I didn’t care for Nick at all, well until the final end. I did love the grumpy Santa scenes and the highly suggestive and bossy elf who had a big heart. Now for the downside, yes the guys had chemistry but the passion and heat were missing somewhat. They just didn’t connect like they should have and quite frankly I think it was Nick. The story was cute and gave you a sense of cheer, but it also was a bit dull to me. It was just missing something and I couldn’t really see what I wanted to see.

Overall it is a really cute story that was entertaining. I enjoyed most of it but for me I need more zest. However it is a good book and I would recommend it.

Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert Blog Tour & Excerpt!

Hi guys! We have Annabeth Albert popping in today with the tour for her new release Better Not Pout, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for our review coming soon!

Better Not Pout

by

Annabeth Albert

One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

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Loving A Warrior by Melanie Hansen Release Blast & Giveaway!

Hi guys, we have Melanie Hansen popping in today with her new release Loving A Warrior, we have a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Loving A Warrior

by

Melanie Hansen

BUD/S: six months of the most intense training there is. It’s survival of the toughest, and Matt Knytych is determined to come out the other side a navy SEAL.

Distraction is life or death. And just the sight of former marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake Matt’s concentration.

Shane came to BUD/S training ready to prove himself—again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows.

Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding on a thin, punishing line. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.

After all, the only easy day was yesterday.

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About Melanie!

Melanie Hansen has spent time in Texas and Florida prisons…for work.   She’s been in a room with a 17-year-old mass murderer who was also one of the most soft-spoken and polite teenagers she’s ever met.  After a 13-year career as a court reporter, she can tell many stories both hilarious and heartbreaking.

She grew up with an Air Force dad, and ended up marrying a Navy man.  After living and working all over the country, she hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles.

Melanie left the stressful world of the courtroom behind and now enjoys a rewarding career transcribing for a deaf student.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.

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Loving A Warrior by Melanie Hansen Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Melanie Hansen popping in today with her new release Loving A Warrior, we have a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Loving A Warrior

by

Melanie Hansen

BUD/S: six months of the most intense training there is. It’s survival of the toughest, and Matt Knytych is determined to come out the other side a navy SEAL.

Distraction is life or death. And just the sight of former marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake Matt’s concentration.

Shane came to BUD/S training ready to prove himself—again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows.

Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding on a thin, punishing line. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.

After all, the only easy day was yesterday.

Release date: 12th November 2018
Pre-order:
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About Melanie!

Melanie Hansen has spent time in Texas and Florida prisons…for work.   She’s been in a room with a 17-year-old mass murderer who was also one of the most soft-spoken and polite teenagers she’s ever met.  After a 13-year career as a court reporter, she can tell many stories both hilarious and heartbreaking.

She grew up with an Air Force dad, and ended up marrying a Navy man.  After living and working all over the country, she hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles.

Melanie left the stressful world of the courtroom behind and now enjoys a rewarding career transcribing for a deaf student.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.

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Roped In by A.M. Arthur

Title: Roped In

Series: Clean Slate Ranch 02

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel (352pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (21st May 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: At Clean Slate Ranch, the men are rugged, the trails are rocky and lassos aren’t only used for roping horses

For Colt Woods, Clean Slate Ranch is home. The dude ranch in Northern California helped him heal from a devastating breakup. So when his ex-Dom, the man who broke his heart, waltzes onto the ranch, Colt doesn’t know how to deal.

A research job at a nearby ghost town brings history PhD Avery Hendrix to Clean Slate. He’s not in town forever, but it doesn’t take long for him to feel the familiar draw to Colt. When they find out they’ll be sharing a cabin on the ranch, it’s all Avery can do to stop himself from bending Colt over a saddle right then and there.

In such close proximity, Colt’s and Avery’s old feelings come galloping back. Soon Colt is doing his master’s bidding again and loving every moment of it. And the pair may be in for the ride of their lives—if the dedicated professor and his rugged cowboy can learn to trust again.

ISBN: 9781488080685

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: After years apart Colt and Avery give it another try. This time they communicate with each other and talk out things. There was a lot of issues the two had going on and to make it work they had to be addressed.

I will admit I did not feel this book was as good as the first one but nevertheless it still had it’s dramatic side as we follow Avery an Colt’s progress through the book. The family dynamic felt a bit rushed as one second the father was against his son and seeming the next he accepted him. That was a bit much to me.

At times Avery seemed I don’t know a little to pushy or bossy, I cannot really think of the right word for him at the moment. Colt was sweet but at the same time I got frustrated with both characters from time to time. Other than it was a good story.

Good read.

Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur

Title: Wild Trail

Series: Clean Slate Ranch 01

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre: Western, Contemporary 

Length: Novel (384pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (December 11, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: home of tight jeans, cowboy boots, and rough trails. For some men, it’s a fantasy come true.

Mack Garrett loves the rolling hills surrounding his Northern California dude ranch. Leading vacationers on horse trails with his two best friends is enough—romance is definitely not in the cards. When a sexy tourist shows up at Clean Slate, he’s as far from Mack’s type as can be. So why is the handsome city slicker so far under his skin in less than a day?

Roughing it in the middle of nowhere isn’t anywhere near Wes Bentley’s idea of fun. Then he lays eyes on the gruffest, hottest papa bear he’s ever seen. But Mack is as hard to pin down as he looks—distant, sharp-tongued, and in desperate need of a shave. Until a campout gone wrong strands both men in the mountains with nothing to do but get to know each other.

Mack intends to keep his closely guarded heart out of Wes’s very talented hands. But for a seven-day cowboy, Wes is packing some long-term possibility. The cold country air can do wonders for bringing bodies together—but it will take more than that to bridge the distance between two men whose lives are worlds apart.

 

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis

ISBN: 9781488079214

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Wes and Mack are two men who are out, have been hurt and vowed to never give their heart to anyone again. From the time these two meet there seems to be a spark and both have no qualms about a night of fun together.

As the story progresses circumstances throw them together to get to know one another. I loved the background on both as they each discover why the other has reservations about more than a one night stand. These despite a rocky start with a lot of flirting were hot together.

I loved both these characters and how they helped each heal their wounded hearts to take a chance again on love.

The only thing I did not like was it seemed drawn out more than it needed to be. Other than that it was a really good story.

Great read.

The Wolf at the Door by Charlie Adhara

Title: The Wolf at the Door

Series: Big Bad Wolf 01

Author: Charlie Adhara

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (212pgs)

Publisher: Carina Press (February 19, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: A former FBI agent is partnered with the enemy in this suspenseful male/male shifter romance from debut author Charlie Adhara

Hunting for big bad wolves was never part of Agent Cooper Dayton’s plan, but a werewolf attack lands him in the carefully guarded Bureau of Special Investigations. A new case comes with a new partner: ruggedly sexy werewolf Oliver Park.

Park is an agent of The Trust, a werewolf oversight organization working to ease escalating tensions with the BSI. But as far as Cooper’s concerned, it’s failing. As they investigate a series of mysterious deaths unlike anything they’ve seen, every bone in Cooper’s body is suspicious of his new partner—even when Park proves himself as competent as he is utterly captivating.

When more people vanish, pressure to solve the case skyrockets. And though he’d resolved to keep things professional, Cooper’s friction with Park soon erupts…into a physical need that can’t be contained or controlled. But with a body count that’s rising by the day, werewolves and humans are in equal danger. If Cooper and Park don’t catch the killer soon, one—or both—of them could be the next to go.

 

ISBN: 9781488089329

Product Link: Carina Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: BSI Agent Cooper is not happy being assigned to work a murder case with Trust Agent Park.

The BSI works cases of the supernatural variety and the Trust works the same. With tensions running high a plan is hatched to get the two teams partnered with one another. The problem is the prejudice among the humans as the Trust are werewolf agents.

Cooper was extremely unprofessional at times due to his past. Park seems to take things in stride.

The investigation leads to more than one murder and a surprising twist that took me by surprise. I loved the mystery and the details surrounding the twist.

Park and Cooper slowly get closer to each other as they try to solve the murders. There is another twist that I did not see coming at all dealing with Cooper. Needless to say this was an interesting story with plenty of twists and turns.

Great read.

On Duty by A.R. Barley

Title: On Duty

Series: Smoke & Bullets 01

Author: A.R. Barley

Genre: Contemporary 

Length: Novel (245pgs)

ISBN: 9781488079221

Publisher: Carina Press (December 18 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Aerin

Blurb: Number one rule for a firefighter: never take your eyes off the flame. Male/male author A.R. Barley is back with a new contemporary romance series.

Former marine and seasoned firefighter Troy Barnes has always kept his sex life on the down low, until he takes back-to-back hits: physically injured in a suspicious warehouse explosion and emotionally blindsided when he’s ditched by his boyfriend. When a flirty young paramedic offers him a place to crash, Troy’s not so willing to give in. He’s never needed help before. But if anyone can break through his tough-guy act, it’s Alex Tate.

Alex has crushed on Troy since the minute he saw him. Now here he is, stripped of his turnout gear and recuperating in Alex’s bed. The tattooed hero may be a fantasy-come-true, but Alex wants more than rebound sex—and he’s not sure Troy’s ex is gone or forgotten.

As each night brings them closer together, Troy realizes there’s more to Alex than he’d ever imagined. And with an arsonist loose in Manhattan, neither he nor Alex realizes just how combustible things are going to get.

Purchase Link: Carina Press | Kobo | Amazon USAmazon UK

Review: I loved this book even though I went in it totally blind and had no idea what to expect. When I requested this book for review, there was no summary available, no genre, no cover, nothing but a title! I’m not that brave usually, but I thought I should give this book a chance, and I’m so happy that I did!

So….. do you (like me) love FIREFIGHTERS and PARAMEDICS in your books, especially when there’s a romance happening between the two? If yes, then you should definitely read this book, because it’s really good!

Troy and Alex both work at the same fire station, Alex as a paramedic and Troy as a firefighter, but that’s all the connection these two have with each other. Troy is pretty much closeted at work and in a secret relationship/friends-with-benefits situation with his best friend and police officer Ian. Alex is out and proud and has been crushing on Troy for a long time, but he knows better than to hit on straight guys.

After battling a dangerous wearhouse fire and rescuing a teenager by taking a dangerous jump out of a window, Troy is beat up all to hell and wants nothing more than a relaxing night at home with Ian. But Ian has a nasty little surprise in store for Troy, and Troy finds himself homeless and without a boyfriend. Alex offers to let Troy crash at his place (with no ulterior motives except maybe ogling tha’ ass) and a beautiful friendship is born between these two.

Troy is determined to include Alex in his group of friends because he truly likes Alex as a person. The chemistry between them is the real deal and once they make it in bed together….phew! So hawt! But Troy is not looking for another friends with benefits relationship, and Alex wants nothing to do with serious relationships after being burned in the past. Something’s gotta give!

There’s lots of action happening in this book, and there’s a sense of mystery to the story due to an arsonist who’s determined to hurt Troy’s team. There’s no dull moment and there’s no disbelieving factor about this story, which is great. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that Troy constantly got hurt. I know it comes with the job, but did he always have to be the only one from the whole team to be constantly beat-up and cut-up (not to mention shot)? There’s only so much a guy can take and I felt like Troy was punished by the author for some unknown reason.

I’m so happy I chose to read this book, it really is a well written story! And…… FIREFIGHTERS!!!! I can’t wait for the next book!

Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys! We have A.M. Arthur stopping by today with her new release Wild Trail, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

Wild Trail

(Clean Slate Ranch 01)
by

A.M. Arthur

Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: home of tight jeans, cowboy boots, and rough trails. For some men, it’s a fantasy come true.

Mack Garrett loves the rolling hills surrounding his Northern California dude ranch. Leading vacationers on horse trails with his two best friends is enough—romance is definitely not in the cards. When a sexy tourist shows up at Clean Slate, he’s as far from Mack’s type as can be. So why is the handsome city slicker so far under his skin in less than a day?

Roughing it in the middle of nowhere isn’t anywhere near Wes Bentley’s idea of fun. Then he lays eyes on the gruffest, hottest papa bear he’s ever seen. But Mack is as hard to pin down as he looks—distant, sharp-tongued, and in desperate need of a shave. Until a campout gone wrong strands both men in the mountains with nothing to do but get to know each other.

Mack intends to keep his closely guarded heart out of Wes’s very talented hands. But for a seven-day cowboy, Wes is packing some long-term possibility. The cold country air can do wonders for bringing bodies together—but it will take more than that to bridge the distance between two men whose lives are worlds apart.

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