The Fall Guy by Chris Quinton Blog Tour!

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Hi guys! We have Chris Quinton popping in today with the tour for her new release The Fall Guy, check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ p.s. keep an eye out for my review posting soon!

The Fall Guy

by

Chris Quinton

In 1920s New York, Pinkerton Agent John Brady is assigned to a brutal robbery/kidnapping, an open and shut case with an obvious culprit – but nothing and no one are what they seem.

Small-time crook Cesare Donati has the perfect getaway: a transatlantic cruise ship. When Brady turns up at his cabin door, Cesare knows he is out of options until they reach England.

Will London be a safe haven or a place of reckoning?

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About Chris!

Chris Quinton started creating stories not long after she mastered joined-up writing, somewhat to the bemusement of her parents and her English teachers. But she received plenty of encouragement. Her dad gave her an already old Everest typewriter when she was ten, and it was probably the best gift she’d ever received – until the inventions of the home-computer and the worldwide web.

Chris’s reading and writing interests range from historical, mystery, and paranormal, to science-fiction and fantasy, writing mostly in the male/male genre. She refuses to be pigeon-holed and intends to uphold the long and honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of her ability. In her spare time [hah!] she reads, embroiders, quilts and knits. Over the years she has been a stable lad [briefly] in a local racing stable and stud, a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, a civilian clerk at her local police station and a 15th century re-enactor.

She lives in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing her usually chaotic home with an extended family, three dogs, a frilled dragon [lizard] and sundry goldfish and tropicals.

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Ice by R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Chris Quinton & R.J. Scott popping in today with their newest release Ice, the second book in the Salisbury series, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Ice

(Salisbury 02)
by

R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton

With millions in diamonds at stake, can Jon make Greg see that some things are not worth dying for?

Footloose adventurer Greg Drakowski used to live for the moment but these days shadows of grief and guilt cling to him. Recklessly following one lead to the next, Greg crosses oceans at the very hint of treasure, and doesn’t care that he rushes into danger.

This time his quarry is a cache of diamonds, hidden away decades ago. When the clues bring him to the ancient city of Salisbury, he knows he’s close to success.

Renovations expert Jonathan Ellis is part of Ageless Wood Restorations – three generations of knowledge and trade. Focused and hard-working, Jon finds value in recreating the elegance of the past with his own hands, and it will take something – or someone – extraordinary to break into his enclosed world.

When Greg drops into Jon’s lap he finds it impossible to refuse him. Even when the bad guy appears and Jon isn’t sure whom he can trust, he knows he has to stand by Greg, if only to save the idiot from himself. 

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Heat by R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton Recap, Excerpt, Reviews & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton stopping by today to remind everyone of Heat, the first book in the Salisbury series before book 2 Ice is released, so have a peek at the excerpt and mine & Lisa’s reviews and then click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Heat

(Salisbury 01)
by

R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton

Serving up passion, family, love and hate, with a side order of arson.

Lewis has lost nearly everything, and now it seems that Devon is here to take the last thing he has left – working in his beloved restaurant, Laurels. But when an arsonist threatens everything Lewis loves, he realizes sometimes everyone has their ghosts, and he discovers an unexpected ally who is prepared to risk everything for him.

Set in the small cathedral city of Salisbury, Master Chef Lewis Mandineau no longer owns the Laurels, the restaurant that had been in his family for generations. Betrayed and robbed by an ex-lover, he’s had to sell to Carnegie Enterprises, an American corporation. That isn’t all Lewis has to contend with. Rachel, his beloved younger sister has been left severely hurt by the car crash that killed their parents, and taking care of her has to be his priority.

Enter Devon Trelawney III, sent to assess the viability of the restaurant and its staff. Devon knows all about family tradition. But he also knows sentiment has no place in business matters, and the Laurels’ potential is swamped by the debts it has accrued. Devon is a hardheaded businessman, first and foremost, but Lewis and Rachel test his resolve in different ways. Soon Devon is forced to admit that what seems like an impossible love can sometimes become something very real.

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Heat by Chris Quinton and RJ Scott

51WPz+tmzML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Heat

Series: Salisbury Stories #1

Author: R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 141 pages

Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (October 23, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Serving up passion, family, love and hate, with a side order of arson.

Lewis has lost nearly everything, and now it seems that Devon is here to take the last thing he has left – working in his beloved restaurant, Laurels. But when an arsonist threatens everything Lewis loves, he realizes sometimes everyone has their ghosts, and he discovers an unexpected ally who is prepared to risk everything for him.

ISBN: 9781311353382

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1PgOJ5Y

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-heat-1654663-149.html

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/487479

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heat-rj-scott/1120656393?ean=2940046371833

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Lewis and his sister Rachel had been dealt a couple of horrible hands in the past. The loss of their parents, Rachel having been severely hurt from the accident, the betrayal of someone he thought loved him, the amount of debt, the sale of his home and restaurant were just at the tip. Now the new owners were going to come and change everything.

Devon is a millionaire in his own and comes off as a complete ass at first. He knows everything about family traditions and about business. However it is not to be mixed at all, that is until he meets Lewis and Rachel. He is learning so much from these two, including love. To top it off someone is burning businesses around them and the fear that they are next is getting to them.

From one point it seems that Devon’s change of heart comes to fast. It was like one minute he was an ass, the next he was close to being in love. Although I suppose in some relationships it does happen like this. But in this instance it just seemed a bit off to me. Like it was rushed in a way. Also the mystery part of the story didn’t rock like it should have. It wasn’t really too hard to figure out who was behind it. To me it just seemed a little weak and thrown in there for the effect. Other than that I actually had a bit of fun with the story. The pace wasn’t to slow but it wasn’t really fast at all, so it was a good read for me.

Over all I wished that it had been more expanded with the mystery part. I wanted something to sink my teeth into but it didn’t come off that way. But like I said above Devon’s attitude change just came off to fast, and there really didn’t seem to be the spark between them that should have been there.

I am looking forward to seeing what the next story will give me.

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

Tawny by Chris Quinton Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Chris Quinton popping in with her new release Tawny, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Tawny

(Melusine’s Cats 02)
by

Chris Quinton

Melusine, a deity of rivers and seas,  long ago lost the Battle of the Betrayal and is imprisoned in a nexus centred on the source of the Lynn River. She can only travel in the flowing water of her river, and cannot set foot on her banks. Her cats are not so bound. Neither pets nor familiars, they move freely between the realities, her agents among the humans who live along the Lynn.

When Melusine’s enemies come to the valley in search of revenge, she needs to rebuild the war band she has lost over the centuries. Her cats are the keys to this. Each one is a guardian, and formidable in its greater avatar. A guardian, along with two chosen warriors, form a triad. All three must come into the triad willingly, and as willingly give their oaths of loyalty to her. But Melusine is both prisoner and prison-keeper, and now must gather triads to guard that other dungeon at all costs.

Hal Rayner enjoys his job at Greenlynn’s Black Dog pub. He gets on well with the locals, and has been adopted by the usually standoffish pub cat. Then the dreams start, a red-headed stranger turns up, and before he knows it, Hal is caught up in other-worldly danger and weirdness. The cat, Tawny, is right in the middle of it, and Hal can’t understand how a common or garden mog can become something out of a prehistoric nightmare.

Gryffyth, the son of Nodens Silverhand, has been released from long imprisonment, and despite the unhealed wound given to him by Melusine in that distant battle, the years haven’t blunted his hunger for revenge. He is still loyal to Gronw, and when Morgan sends for him, he willingly gives his aid. Gryff is determined to find and free his imprisoned liege lord. Then he meets Hal and Tawny, and suddenly the rules have changed.

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Tawny by Chris Quinton

tawnyTitle: Tawny

Series: Melusine’s Cats, #2

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Paranormal/ Action-Adventure/ Fantasy

Length: 177 pages

Publisher: Kouros Books (March 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Hal Rayner enjoys his job at Greenlynn’s Black Dog pub. He gets on well with the locals, and has been adopted by the usually standoffish pub cat. Then the dreams start, a red-headed stranger turns up, and before he knows it, Hal is caught up in other-worldly danger and weirdness. The cat, Tawny, is right in the middle of it, and Hal can’t understand how a common or garden mog can become something out of a prehistoric nightmare.

Gryffyth, the son of Nodens Silverhand, has been released from long imprisonment, and despite the unhealed wound given to him by Melusine in that distant battle, the years haven’t blunted his hunger for revenge. He is still loyal to Gronw, and when Morgan sends for him, he willingly gives his aid. Gryff is determined to find and free his imprisoned liege lord. Then he meets Hal and Tawny, and suddenly the rules have changed.

ISBN: 9781310341625

Product Link(s): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/613299

http://amzn.to/1RyX3xE

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-tawny-1979425-145.html

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Melusine’s Cats collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

This is the first series that I have read by this author and I am still not sure what to expect. The story is well written but seems to be a bit off to me. The characters are well written with a lot of depth to them. There seems to be a bit of darkness to the whole story and for me that was a downside to reading this book.

Hal had been living the free lifestyle just traveling to where ever he wanted and doing what he wanted. However it all changed when he went to work at the Black Dog pug. Everyone seemed to love him especially the crazy orange cat.

That is until the cat started talking to him and things were getting strange. When a stranger showed up injured things are about to get heated up and parts of it not for the good. Hal soon finds himself into a new world altogether. His dreams now have a meaning, the cat is a guardian and the weirdness has gotten stronger.

Gryffyth has finally been released from his imprisonment and wants to take back what has been taken from his family. He wants revenge for what happened to his triad and for his injuries given to him by Melusine. He wants his father released but when he meets Hal and the cat, Tawny things start looking different to him and he realizes things were not what he had expected.

This whole story has been a very weird read. My attention wavered through most of it, but other than my thoughts on it the story is a fascinating one. The problem for me is it seemed a bit winded and it didn’t just flow right to me. I did enjoy it, but the story was not for me.

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Carlyle's Crossing by Chris Quinton

17974430Title: Carlyle’s Crossing     

Author: Chris Quinton     

Genre: Other Paranormal     

Length: Novella (182pgs)    

Publisher: Total E-Bound (13th September 2013) Available from 16th August 2013 with TEB VIP club.    

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit     

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts   

Reviewer: Pixie     

Blurb: Jubal must face a primordial evil with only an ancient flint knife, two ancestral spirits and Sal at his side. If he fails, more than lives are lost.

Jubal is the last Carlyle, and lives near Seattle, far away from his Abenaki ancestors. A letter from a lawyer draws him and his best friend, Sal, to Vermont and the town of Whitewater. Soon they are right in the middle of the old conflict that drove Jubal’s parents away just before his birth.

Whitewater is suffering and not just from the economic downturn. Unleashed by one man’s obsession to call back the spirit of his dead wife, and by the well-meaning but flawed actions of another, dark forces are bringing depression and hopelessness.

Jubal’s father had neither the talent nor the wish to attempt the task of driving back the incursion, but Jubal knows he has to try. He must find a way to reverse the process before the malaise spreads. But he has no knowledge, no training, just instinct – and Sal. Always Sal, who is rapidly becoming far more than a friend with benefits. The dangers they face are insidious, and more than their lives and sanity are at risk.

Reader Advisory: This book contains language some readers may find offensive.     

Purchase Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2301    

Review: Jubal has always been different, he has been able to see ghosts ever since he was a child but he doesn’t really have a clue about his heritage, his Abenaki heritage, and he soon discovers that his gift is much more important than he thought. A letter from a lawyer and a persistent spirit has Jubal and his best friend, Sal, heading for Whitewater and answers and they discover a family history and an old man with an obsession. Sal is just along for the ride, his relationship with Jubal has always been more than friendship, but it deepens further as Sal stands by Jubal’s side, as Jubal tries to drive away the darkness, which clings, to Whitewater because of an old man who wants his wife returned to him. 

This is a great paranormal story that blends the Native American’s and First Nation’s into protectors of the flow between the spirit world and the living world. Jubal is drawn back to his father’s birthplace when a letter, an accident, and a break in seem to be too much of a coincidence. Sal and Jubal set off to discover what is going on and they go from f**k buddies to admitting their feelings for each other as they try to discover just what Jubal is supposed to do with the ancient knife his father had hidden. Jubal doesn’t know whom he can trust, but knowing Sal is there for him as he unravels the cryptic messages from his long deceased ancestor means more to him than anything.

Jubal and Sal make a brilliant couple, they have been friends since they were young boys and f**k buddies for a number of years but neither man has ever admitted to wanting more, until a journey to Whitewater brings them closer together than ever. The storyline is great although you are as much in the dark as Jubal, you can piece together what is going on quite well. We see the story unfold, characters come in to play at a good pace, and we do get one or two surprises along the way. The spiritual aspect of the story is great and the spirits are colorful characters, the easy acceptance of Jubal’s gift is wonderful but even Jubal and Sal become uneasy in Whitewater.

I recommend this to those who love spirits, grief-stricken old men, fighting the undesirable blackness, great characters, danger, discovering love, hot sex and a great confrontation and ending. 

 

Never Too Late by Chris Quinton

18240780Title: Never Too Late

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (51 pages)

Publisher:Self- Published (July 31st 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:The old sugar maple features strongly in Stuart’s life. He’d first met Harry here, while he was completing a college project. He’d been eighteen, Harry twenty-one. They’d started dating soon after. Harry had proposed under the maple—down on one knee, the whole nine yards. Under its branches, they’d decided to buy a house together, and here, many years later, Stuart had scattered Harry’s ashes.

For six years, Stuart has been alone. He feels he’s had his chance at love, and doesn’t expect to find anyone else. Then he meets Tom. But Tom is twenty years his junior and Stuart can’t take that in his stride.

Their age difference is irrelevant to Tom. He knows Stuart is it for him, the one man who can give him everything he didn’t know he needed, and he can offer the same to Stuart. All he has to do is convince Stuart to give them a chance. Once again, Old Man Maple is witness to life-changing decisions.

NB – shorter version previously published in the anthology Silver Presents… Love Is Love

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Never-Too-Late-ebook/dp/B00E9ZVT3E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375969604&sr=1-1&keywords=never+too+late+chris+quinton

Review:Never too late, Stuart is 47, was in a loving relationship for over twenty years, lost his lover to heart disease, six years ago and recently retired from his stressful job after a heart attack. He now blogs and takes photos of trees.

Tom brings his best friend Deanna home to Rochester to her grandmother’s after a bad sprain and a breakup with her boyfriend. He meets Stuart, a man Deanna claims as an uncle, and falls in love instantly.
This is a lovely story of two men that both want and need a man to love, cherish, protect, long-term. The only difference is about twenty years. This bothers Stuart.

I adore all the characters in this story, even the dogs. I even liked the love at first sight thing since they didn’t actually rush to act on it. Both men were practical and let the relationship grow naturally. The sex is sensual and loving when it finally came. (No pun intended)

I highly recommend this to anyone that believes in love at first sight, loves trees, photography nurses, dogs and hot sensual mansex and a happy ending.

           

Game On, Game Over by Chris Quinton

12422228Title: Game On, Game Over

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure

Length: Novel (280pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (8th October 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: John is on a dangerous negotiating mission for MI6 in Tajikistan. He meets freelance photographer Scott, but their casual affair ends when John is injured and disappears. Scott can’t forget him. He tracks John to a sleepy little village in England, determined to take their relationship to a new level.

John Jones, aka Aidan Whittaker, a negotiator with MI6, is currently on assignment in Tajikistan, close to the Afghanistan border. Overtly on a University-run archaeological site, he’s covertly brokering a deal with local tribal leaders. His undercover mission is complicated by the arrival of a couple of Americans; journalist Brent Babcock and his photographer Scott Landon. The two men are there to document the ancient Silk Road, but when Babcock gets wind of a hot news story, he starts asking awkward questions.

Scott Landon is a different kind of trouble for John. Fourteen years John’s junior, gay and single-minded, he wants into John’s bed. Not being prepared to jeopardize his operation, John rejects him, despite being drawn to the younger man. But then events around them spiral out of control.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/coming-soon-c-2/game-on-game-over-ebook-p-639

Review: John Jones/Aidan Whittaker is on a negotiation mission.  His plans begin to be derailed by Babcock who is sticking his nose where it could cause trouble. Scott just wants to take pictures… and get in the hot archaeologists bed.  But he gets more trouble when his boss Babcock arranges a meeting with a local tribal leader.

This is an interesting combination of settings.  You have the first part of the book set in Tajikistan near the Afghanistan boarder; which is dry, dusty, dangerous and fraught with tension.  Then in the second part of the book you have the quaint village of Avebury, Wiltshire in England; which is green, lush, quiet and fraught with murderous stories of the long dead.

In the first part, we have John Jones MI6 Negotiator who is trying to broker a deal with some of the tribal leaders. His cover is that of an archaeologist, complications set in when a reporter turns up sticking his nose in where it’s not wanted.  Add his photographer, who John feels an instant attraction to and this mission is in serious danger.  There is danger, a rescue mission, hot sex, a parting of ways and a gun-fire fight which ends with John’s life hanging in the balance.

In the second part we have Scott Landon, photographer, who has been affected more than he thought over what happened to John.  He starts to investigate when he realizes that all may not be as it seems and it leads to the discovery of Aidan Whittaker, expert of Ancient Languages and Literature and an archaeologist. From then on we see Scott’s pursuit of Aidan as he tries to become friends and something more.

This is a brilliantly woven story about two men who get their wires crossed.  Both of them thinking the other doesn’t want them when they both actually want the same thing. We see Scott trying to get through to Aidan that he wants more than just quick sex.  While Aidan thinks that Scott couldn’t want an older man with a damaged leg who just wants to settle down in the little village he found.

So this is a great book that has a little of everything for everyone, danger, tension, hot sex, gun-fights, slow romance, quaint setting, local hauntings and nosy villages… oh and keep an eye out for the cat TBC (That Bloody Cat) that does battle with Aiden every chance he gets. I highly recommend this one, so get this book, read it and enjoy.

Fool's Rush by Chris Quinton

foolsrushTitle: Fool’s Rush

Series: Fool’s Odyssey 03

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (180pgs)

Publisher: Manifold Press (1st February 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Father Esteve hires Xavi to trace the true owners of the gold found in the crypt of San Pedro-by-the-Wall, but it’s an old and tangled web. Someone has an undisclosed agenda, and a rising tide of anti-vampire reaction sweeps through Barcelona. It’s focused on Xavi and Andreas, which causes additional problems with the vampires of Renaissance. Then Xavi meets a handsome young man who isn’t all he seems, and that’s when things begin to get even more complicated…

Purchase Link: http://www.manifoldpress.co.uk/2013/01/fools-rush/

Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Xavi and Andreas have their hands full; Xavi tracing the owners of the gold and Andreas keeping the peace with the humans. it isn’t long before Xavi is dragged into a plot to discredit the vampires and he has to turn to Andreas for help.

Okay, first off, I have to hold my hands up and admit I haven’t read the other books in the Fool’s Odyssey series. no, I have not been living under a rock. I just haven’t got around to reading them *ducks head*. But, I am going to rectify that. Xavi and Andreas are an established couple, but Xavi still feels the need to push the boundaries. when it comes down to it, he no longer really has the desire to test Andreas’ control. Andreas knows that Xavi will sometimes test him and Xavi knows how Andreas will take control.  Andreas also realizes that Xavi really doesn’t recognize how he really feels. During this story, Xavi does seem to evolve before your eyes, he goes from a slight brat to a more responsible vampire, resisting his urges and finally admitting to himself what Andreas truly means to him.

The storyline is good, the Renaissance is getting publicity that some of them really don’t want. there are stories appearing in the papers that are anti-vampire and Xavi hunts for the true owners of the gold that was discovered at San Pedro-by-the-Wall. The complex weave of the storyline is really good, having each string entwined with each other until they come together in a pretty bow, and a twist that was very surprising. All the characters were well written and Xavi is the perfect foil for Andreas, keeping Andreas on his toes and also giving Andreas a reason to shed his hard shell.

I have to recommend this to those who love vampires, a great storyline, twists and surprises, some hot sex and a brilliant happy ending.

Paradox by Chris Quinton

Title: Paradox

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Contemporary, Historical (Roman England), Time-Travel

Length: Novel (232pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (5th May 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: A diversionary kiss from his work partner, Ryan, shakes Phil’s world, but when an accident sends him into a dream that soon invades his waking life, he must separate past from present before he loses the best relationship he’s ever had.

Phil thrives on the danger and excitement of his job, and he trusts his partner with his life. Until Ryan kisses him. It’s a diversionary tactic, but the kiss shakes Phil to his foundations. He doesn’t need or want a long-term lover, but now it seems his heart does.

A short time later, Phil finds himself trapped in his wrecked car, drifting in and out of a dream-haunted coma where he’s living a parallel life. Centuries in the past, someone’s trying to kill Caius Marcellus Valens, and nothing is the way it seems. When the dream invades Phil’s waking life, he must separate past from present before it tears apart his world–and the best relationship he’s ever had.

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/products_id/847/?zenid=b1cda3e3cc7c9fc4b20007710735cca7

Review: Phil loves his job and his casual relationships. The only thing that he likes being permanent is his work partnership with Ryan, but even that gets shaken up when Ryan kisses him to cause a distraction. When Phil crashes his car, his consciousness slips into the mind of a man thousands of years in the past and into the mystery of who is trying to kill Caius. Ryan can’t believe Phil’s attitude after a small kiss, but now he has more important things to worry about Phil is missing and Ryan has to find him.

This story was great and gives us a wonderful view of what Roman England must have been like. Phil does not do permanent outside his job, so when Ryan kisses him it shakes him to the core because he now wants more. When he crashes his car and wakes up in Roman England, he discovers that the person he is now (who seems a bit of a wet blanket), is in danger so he sets about discovering who wants Caius dead. Ryan sets out to find Phil when he goes missing, but when Phil has recovered, his treatment of Ryan is terrible. Now, Ryan forces Phil to tell him the truth and Phil has to face the truth of what his subconscious has been trying to tell him.

I really enjoyed this story and the way that it was woven; with the past and the present being woven together.  And we are left with to wonder if did Phil’s conscious really slip into the mind of a man from the past or was it really an elaborate convincing dream? Phil is fighting himself and the wanting of permanence that he feels.  Phil fights until the bitter end, but he is no match for Ryan and his subconscious. Ryan really wouldn’t mind giving it a go, but Phil has cast him as the baddie in his mind and Ryan has to force Phil to find the truth.

The details of Roman England are exquisite and beautifully drawn.  You can picture in your mind, the villa and the frescos and the mosaics *sigh* Chris Quinton really brings that time to life. I really liked both Phil and Ryan, but there really isn’t any relationship between them until the end.  But, it’s a great journey to watch, as we watch the struggle between the two.

I will recommend this to those who love difficult stubborn men, time-travel with a difference, a mystery to solve, some hot sex and the beginnings of a great relationship.