Innocence & Carnality by J. Alan Veerkamp

Title: Innocence & Carnality

Author: J. Alan Veerkamp

Genre: Alternative World, Steampunk, Historical

Length: Novel (348pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-193-1

Publisher: DSP Publications (23rd April 2019)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Innocence is his only currency.

The gilded cage of propriety where Nathan grew up as a member of the Deilian aristocracy became a true prison when, at fifteen, his homosexuality came to light and created a terrible scandal. His parents see only one way to preserve their reputation amongst the other noble families: fit Nathan with a chastity belt to increase his value to a potential partner and marry him off as soon as possible.

The recipient of that prize is Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III. After a hasty wedding, Rother whisks Nathan away to the strange and seductive land of Marisol, where Nathan will begin a new life, free to explore the pleasures of the marriage bed, though his life is still not his own.

But Rother’s Delaga House is a place of secrets, dangers, and depravity Nathan can scarcely comprehend. Where friends are few and peril waits around every corner, Nathan must employ all the manipulation he learned from high society, along with his talent for clockwork. Most of all, Nathan must adapt, compromise to survive, and cast off the preconceptions of his homeland.

Because only he can orchestrate his freedom, and it’ll come at a cost.

Purchase Link: DSPP | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Wow! This story blew me away with its twists and turns.

Innocence & Carnality starts out as expected for a historical setting story, a young stripling told point blank that he will be marrying a man of his father’s choice and he’d better like it or else. Then said young man comes over all aflutter when first meeting his husband to be, being swept off his feet by an older man who oozes carnal delights, and then rushed through marriage and dropped into a setting he is too innocent to understand. And that’s when things start to get juicy and veers off from a standard historical.

Nathan is the young man in question, after the first couple of days with his new husband he has high hopes but they are swiftly dashed, he gets a brutal awakening as to what his husband is really like and our young Nathan starts to plot.

Rother is the man who had to have Nathan after seeing just one picture, he’s a ruthless man who knows how to get what he wants and he never allows anyone to get the best of him.

When I first started reading this I expected it to follow the normal historical formula, young innocent breaking through to the ruthless lords’ heart and softening his outlook, well I was swiftly disabused of that notion as it is Nathan who comes into his own and changes vastly from the innocent young man we first meet.

All the characters in this story stand out in their own ways, each one vibrant with their personalities, and whether you like them or not each one leaves a mark in your mind. There are some characters you end up adoring who you weren’t sure of in the beginning, others earn your scorn and hate even though at first they appealed to you.

The rich settings have you plunging into the story, with a few well-placed words you’re in an office, a bedroom, a hallway, a salon, walking down a busy street or a quiet shop. We are treated to an amazing story that surprises at turns and shocks with its twists, it has vices and violence that has your eyes widening and yes there are some scenes of brutality.

One thing I want to say is don’t be put off if you hear about the cheating, I’m one for turning my nose up at cheating in a story and I take a very dim view of it but with this story it is essential and makes the story what it is.

I’m not gonna delve further into the story as it really does need to be discovered by yourself, but I will say it’s thoroughly enjoyable that I had a very hard time putting down.

This story isn’t about hearts and flowers, it’s not about first loves and breaking through someones toughened shell, it’s about surviving a situation that looks bleak, it’s about playing the game until you can turn the tables, and it’s about striving to make your own life on your terms.   

J. Alan Veerkamp has written a story that drags you along on a journey that you just don’t know where it’s going or how it’s going to end, and you’ll love every minute of it.

Innocence & Carnality by J. Alan Veerkamp Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Innocence & Carnality

by

J. Alan Veerkamp

Innocence is his only currency.

The gilded cage of propriety where Nathan grew up as a member of the Deilian aristocracy became a true prison when, at fifteen, his homosexuality came to light and created a terrible scandal. His parents see only one way to preserve their reputation amongst the other noble families: fit Nathan with a chastity belt to increase his value to a potential partner and marry him off as soon as possible.

The recipient of that prize is Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III. After a hasty wedding, Rother whisks Nathan away to the strange and seductive land of Marisol, where Nathan will begin a new life, free to explore the pleasures of the marriage bed, though his life is still not his own.

But Rother’s Delaga House is a place of secrets, dangers, and depravity Nathan can scarcely comprehend. Where friends are few and peril waits around every corner, Nathan must employ all the manipulation he learned from high society, along with his talent for clockwork. Most of all, Nathan must adapt, compromise to survive, and cast off the preconceptions of his homeland.

Because only he can orchestrate his freedom, and it’ll come at a cost.

Warnings: Violence

.•.•.**❣️ DSPP | Amazon US | Amazon UK | iTunes | B&N | Kobo | Google Play❣️**.•.•.

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Illumined Shadows by G.R Lyons Blog Tour, Guest Post w/Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Illumined Shadows

(Treble and the Lost Boys 03)
by

G.R. Lyons

When Victor Lucius was sixteen years old, a few cruel words out of his mouth led to a brutal tragedy, one that Vic has been trying to make up for ever since. Now, working as a missing persons expert, Vic tracks down and rescues people from abandonment or abuse, trying to alleviate the guilt constantly weighing him down.

His latest case—a boy who was kidnapped at the age of two and then held captive for nineteen years—is by far the darkest of his career. If there’s any chance of Vic finally redeeming himself, helping this boy might be it.

But rescuing Colby from his basement prison is only the beginning, and brings a whole new struggle to Vic’s life:

Temptation…

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK ❣️**.•.•.

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Illumined Shadows by G.R Lyons Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Illumined Shadows

(Treble and the Lost Boys 03)
by

G.R. Lyons

When Victor Lucius was sixteen years old, a few cruel words out of his mouth led to a brutal tragedy, one that Vic has been trying to make up for ever since. Now, working as a missing persons expert, Vic tracks down and rescues people from abandonment or abuse, trying to alleviate the guilt constantly weighing him down.

His latest case—a boy who was kidnapped at the age of two and then held captive for nineteen years—is by far the darkest of his career. If there’s any chance of Vic finally redeeming himself, helping this boy might be it.

But rescuing Colby from his basement prison is only the beginning, and brings a whole new struggle to Vic’s life:

Temptation…

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK ❣️**.•.•.

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Illumined Shadows by G.R Lyons Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Illumined Shadows

(Treble and the Lost Boys 03)
by

G.R. Lyons

When Victor Lucius was sixteen years old, a few cruel words out of his mouth led to a brutal tragedy, one that Vic has been trying to make up for ever since. Now, working as a missing persons expert, Vic tracks down and rescues people from abandonment or abuse, trying to alleviate the guilt constantly weighing him down.

His latest case—a boy who was kidnapped at the age of two and then held captive for nineteen years—is by far the darkest of his career. If there’s any chance of Vic finally redeeming himself, helping this boy might be it.

But rescuing Colby from his basement prison is only the beginning, and brings a whole new struggle to Vic’s life:

Temptation…

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

.•.•.**❣️ Release date: 28th December 2018 ❣️**.•.•.

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Heavens Aground by G.R. Lyons Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Heavens Aground

(Treble and the Lost Boys 02)
by

G.R. Lyons

Ryley Skye can’t take anything seriously. Not the murder scenes he investigates, nor the fact that he’s cheating on his boyfriend. Not the bloody nightmares he gets every other night, and especially not Vic’s ridiculous theory that Ryley might be a mage.

Magic? Him? There’s just no way.

When Vic decides he’s had enough of Ryley’s cheating and breaks things off, it couldn’t come at a worse time. They’ve just been handed a case that will require them to work closely together, whether they like it or not. But Ryley plays along. He has to. He can’t afford any kind of confrontation. Things happen when he gets angry or aroused. Weird things. Bad things. He has to stay bottled up and in control at all times.

Then he meets Asher Arden, and indulges in what he thinks is a little rebound fling. But when Ryley loses control and puts Asher’s life at risk, he realizes two things: He loves Asher more than anything else in the world…

And Vic just might have been right all along.

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

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Caledonia Destiny by Lexi Ander

Title: Caledonia Destiny

Series: Blessed Bane 01

Author: Lexi Ander

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical

Length: Novel (416pgs)

Publisher: Lexi Ander

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A twist of fate changed both their destinies.

The wyrbears, once a long-lived species, were being lost to the forest in their prime. A people borne of a curse, their abilities not a gift but something wrongly taken, they nonetheless live in harmony with their animal spirits. But over time the curse they lived under changed, mutated, and now what once was a refuge from the world when they became too weary is culling mathan in their prime.

Ewen mhic Friscalach, the leader of his peoples, lost his father too early and is now a widower with four children. The vow he made as a youth to break the curse afflicting wyrbears has been buried by grief and responsibility.

Roi mhic Alric, a priest of Cerridwen and seer, watched his fellow priests slaughtered and his temple desecrated. The only thing that kept him going the last three horror-filled years was the vision Cerridwen had granted him of his emancipation. If freedom came at the cost of his life, well, he was more than ready for the Otherworld.

A fated meeting upon a bloody field of battle. A wrong done long ago. Their choices could save a people… or send them into extinction. Either way, their love will be legend.

**Caledonia Destiny started out as 31k short story that had a happy for now ending. Now, years later, I have rewritten and expanded the original to 111k.**

ISBN: 9781386704423

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This book was so good after I got used to way the sentences were phrased. I loved the background and the story about the two wyrs one of which wanted to travel to see the child he met.

The story became even more engrossing to learn about the curse Ewen and all those involved directly or indirectly. There was a great cast of characters that brought the story to life. As well as brilliant descriptions of the landscapes throughout.

My heart broke for Roi and Ewen and all they had been through and what was to come. I loved how fiercely protective Ewen and Roi were of each other. The amazing twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat as I never knew what was coming though I did figure who Fordels spirit was meant for.

Well written with the right amount of drama and action plus magic and love with were thrown in made for an outstounding read that I could not put down. I am so ready for the next book to see what awaits.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Caledonia Destiny by Lexi Ander Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Caledonia Destiny

(Blessed Bane 01)
by

Lexi Ander

A twist of fate changed both their destinies.

The wyrbears, once a long-lived species, were being lost to the forest in their prime. A people borne of a curse, their abilities not a gift but something wrongly taken, they nonetheless live in harmony with their animal spirits. But over time the curse they lived under changed, mutated, and now what once was a refuge from the world when they became too weary is culling mathan in their prime.

Ewen mhic Friscalach, the leader of his peoples, lost his father too early and is now a widower with four children. The vow he made as a youth to break the curse afflicting wyrbears has been buried by grief and responsibility.

Roi mhic Alric, a priest of Cerridwen and seer, watched his fellow priests slaughtered and his temple desecrated. The only thing that kept him going the last three horror-filled years was the vision Cerridwen had granted him of his emancipation. If freedom came at the cost of his life, well, he was more than ready for the Otherworld.

A fated meeting upon a bloody field of battle. A wrong done long ago. Their choices could save a people… or send them into extinction. Either way, their love will be legend.

**Caledonia Destiny started out as 31k short story that had a happy for now ending. Now, years later, I have rewritten and expanded the original to 111k.**

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Demon Familiar by Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham

Title: Demon Familiar

Series: Wanted 01

Author: Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham

Genre: Alternate Reality, Fantasy

Length: Novel (244pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (19th June 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes when you don’t know what you want, life gives you what you need.

When Neil Markovic witnesses the murder of his mother by Bone Men, his world is thrown into turmoil. On the run from the assassins that killed her, his sorcerer father and the police, Neil finds help in the form of a tall half-fae alchemist named Malachai. Mal seems more accepting than most of Neil’s demon bloodline but curiously immune to his charms.

Malachai Valentine, disgraced scion of a noble leprechaun clan, back in the Old Country, is happy living as an anonymous scrap dealer. Using his talent for alchemy to make fuel and potions, most days he doesn’t even think of his ruinous past. When a scared young man with a fancy car crashes into his life, at first, Mal thinks he can do without the hassle. But as Neil begins to get under his skin, Mal reassesses his hopes and ambitions.

Harassed by megalomaniac fae and stalked by sorcerous killers at every turn, Malachai and Neil must fight to be free, and to find what they both always wanted.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, murder and non-consensual sex.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-669-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: After witnessing the death of hismother Niel is on the run. He has no clue who he can trust but when Mal is thrust into the picture he feels a connection and trusts the man to keep him safe. Mal has been happy with his existence. Meeting Niel has thrown a curve ball in his world but he does what he can for the man.

Trying to stay safe while at the same time trying to get a feel for each other Niel and Mal struggle.

It’s to be expected given the circumstances. I liked the story and the overall feel of it. The danger element was gripping. Mal and Niel’s backstory were gripping.

Although there were a few unanswered questions I still enjoyed the story. Mystery, suspense, danger and romance are in abundance in this book.

Great read.

Caledonia Destiny by Lexi Ander Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Caledonia Destiny

(Blessed Bane 01)
by

Lexi Ander

A twist of fate changed both their destinies.

The wyrbears, once a long-lived species, were being lost to the forest in their prime. A people borne of a curse, their abilities not a gift but something wrongly taken, they nonetheless live in harmony with their animal spirits. But over time the curse they lived under changed, mutated, and now what once was a refuge from the world when they became too weary is culling mathan in their prime.

Ewen mhic Friscalach, the leader of his peoples, lost his father too early and is now a widower with four children. The vow he made as a youth to break the curse afflicting wyrbears has been buried by grief and responsibility.

Roi mhic Alric, a priest of Cerridwen and seer, watched his fellow priests slaughtered and his temple desecrated. The only thing that kept him going the last three horror-filled years was the vision Cerridwen had granted him of his emancipation. If freedom came at the cost of his life, well, he was more than ready for the Otherworld.

A fated meeting upon a bloody field of battle. A wrong done long ago. Their choices could save a people… or send them into extinction. Either way, their love will be legend.

**Caledonia Destiny started out as 31k short story that had a happy for now ending. Now, years later, I have rewritten and expanded the original to 111k.**

Release date: 9th July 2018

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Demon Familiar by Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham stopping by today with their new release Demon Familiar, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Demon Familiar

(Wanted 01)
by

Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham

Sometimes when you don’t know what you want, life gives you what you need.

When Neil Markovic witnesses the murder of his mother by Bone Men his world is thrown into turmoil. On the run from the assassins that killed her, his sorcerer father and the police, Neil finds help in the form of a tall half fae alchemist named Malachai. Mal seems more accepting than most of Neil’s demon bloodline, but curiously immune to his charms.

Malachai Valentine, disgraced scion of a noble Leprechaun clan, back in the Old Country, is happy living as an anonymous scrap dealer. Using his talent for alchemy to make fuel and potions, most days he doesn’t even think of his ruinous past. When a scared young man with a fancy car crashes into his life, at first, Mal thinks he can do without the hassle. But as Neil begins to get under his skin, Mal starts to reassess his hopes and ambitions.

Harassed by megalomaniac fae and stalked by sorcerous killers at every turn, Malachai and Neil must fight to be free, and to find what they both truly wanted.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, murder and non-consensual sex.

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Ice On Fire by G.R. Lyons Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have G.R. Lyons stopping in today with the tour for his new release Ice On Fire, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~

Ice On Fire

(Treble and the Lost Boys 01)
by

G.R. Lyons

Zac Cinder is on the verge of making his dream come true. His punk rock band, Inferno, might have a shot at an audition for a record deal. Fame and fortune would mean he could finally help his parents. They’d raised eight kids in a loving household while barely scraping by, so Zac is determined to give back in any way he can.

Keeping Inferno together, though, means keeping his biggest secret. His bigoted bandmates would drop him in an instant if they found out Zac was gay.

Then he meets Adrian Frost, and Zac can’t resist the shy man. Adrian gives up everything to be with Zac, but Zac can’t bring himself to do the same. He doesn’t want to lose Adrian, but he can’t give up Inferno, either. Not when he’s so close to realizing his dream.

When one cruel decision rips Adrian from his life, Zac will have to decide if ambition is worth the price of the greatest happiness he’s ever known.

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

WARNING: Contains scenes of self-harm that may be disturbing for some readers.

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Ice On Fire by G.R. Lyons Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Ice On Fire

(Treble and the Lost Boys 01)
by

G.R. Lyons

Zac Cinder is on the verge of making his dream come true. His punk rock band, Inferno, might have a shot at an audition for a record deal. Fame and fortune would mean he could finally help his parents. They’d raised eight kids in a loving household while barely scraping by, so Zac is determined to give back in any way he can.

Keeping Inferno together, though, means keeping his biggest secret. His bigoted bandmates would drop him in an instant if they found out Zac was gay.

Then he meets Adrian Frost, and Zac can’t resist the shy man. Adrian gives up everything to be with Zac, but Zac can’t bring himself to do the same. He doesn’t want to lose Adrian, but he can’t give up Inferno, either. Not when he’s so close to realizing his dream.

When one cruel decision rips Adrian from his life, Zac will have to decide if ambition is worth the price of the greatest happiness he’s ever known.

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

WARNING: Contains scenes of self-harm that may be disturbing for some readers.

Release date: 27th April 2018
Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Read My Mind by Kelly Haworth Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Kelly Haworth popping in today with her new release Read My Mind, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

Read My Mind

(Under the Empire 01)
by

Kelly Haworth

Scott Kensington lives happily without magic; prayer is all he needs to worship the gods. Then he starts his studies at the University of Frannesburg, and not only is he suddenly surrounded by eccentrics—those gifted with magic—but his own latent ability begins to surface, with consequences that could tear his soul and family apart.

Nick Barns is grieving for his lost mother and desperate for distraction—usually in the form of limited-edition action figures. As a telekinetic, he’s no stranger to magic, so he offers to help Scott adjust to his new powers. They quickly learn how their magics interact, their shared passions soon growing beyond superheroes and immortals. But Nick’s not taking his studies seriously, and his father threatens to pull him from the university. Overwhelmed by his own crumbling family, Scott’s convinced he can’t handle a relationship, but he doesn’t want to let Nick go.

With grief, guilt, and magic complicating everything between Nick and Scott, it seems that not even the gods—or a new comic book—can save their relationship now.

Sometimes, even reading someone’s mind won’t help you understand what they want.

Riptide Publishing

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Matchmaker series by G.R. Lyons Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have G.R. Lyons popping in today with the tour for the Matchmakers series, we have a couple of teasers and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

Second Chances

(Matchmakers 01)

Nineteen-year-old porn star Remy Dawes loves his job at Matchmakers, a gay nightclub, but the fantasy he portrays every night doesn’t leave room for what he really wants: companionship, love, someone to come home to, someone just for him. Who would ever take seriously a kid who practically sells his body for others’ pleasure?

Thirty-five-year-old Chance Whitaker has sworn off dating younger men after having been cheated on one too many times, until the owner of Matchmakers convinces him to take a chance on Remy Dawes, a gorgeous kid who surprises Chance at every turn.

As things fall apart through meddling, death, and betrayal, will there be a second chance for two people to find love?

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Second Drafts

Matchmakers 02

Novelist Shain Ahren is committed to only one thing: himself. Living alone and having an endless string of one-night stands, Shain’s carefully crafted routine ensures no one will ever control him again. But one trick he met at Matchmakers, years ago, he can’t get out of his head.

Painter Elliden Crawford yearns to be controlled. Born with an extreme chemical imbalance, Elliden struggles to keep the fits at bay so he won’t be a danger to others. Only once in his life did Elliden ever truly feel safe, just one night when he met a stranger at Matchmakers.

When Matchmakers brings them together again, Elliden finally gets what he needs, while Shain’s world is thrown into complete disarray. Will Shain ever relinquish control, or will they be fated to remain a discarded first draft?

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Second Place

Matchmakers 03

Danny Berringer lives up to the name of his nightclub. Ever since he cheated on Bryan, the love of his life, he’s been making up for it by helping others find love. He even matched up Bryan with Eric Grant, except Bryan’s perfect marriage seems to have fallen apart, and Danny is dying to know why. He doesn’t get couples wrong. Ever.

Bryan Landry had his heart broken by Danny, then had it put back together by Eric, but he can’t have Eric anymore, and it’s all his fault. He spends his nights at Matchmakers having random tricks and trying to avoid Danny, but the meddlesome matchmaker won’t leave him be.

Thrown together through guilt, death, and temptation, Bryan denies his feelings while Danny clings to dreams of Bryan’s forgiveness. Will Danny always lose, or can he win second place in Bryan’s heart?

Amazon US | Amazon UK
Matchmakers Trilogy

Get the entire Matchmakers Trilogy for one low price!

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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The Copper Horse Boxset by K.A. Merikan

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Series:  The Copper Horse

Author: K.A. Merikan

Genre: Victorian, Historical, Fantasy

Length: Novel (590 pages)

Publisher: Acerbi & Villani Ltd. (November 21, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts (Combined)

Blurb: London

1907, twenty years into the zombie Plague

Reuben is a baker living in the slums of London, sharing a room with his father and an extended family of cockroaches. Poor, uneducated, and repressing all his sexual desires, he leads a life of misery, only sometimes sprinkled with gin and a rough tumble in a filthy back alley.

But when he is abducted into Bylondon to be the slave of a wealthy crime family member named Erik Dal, his values are put to the test. His new master is obsessed with all things equestrian, and Reuben soon learns that if he obeys and performs well as Erik’s horse, he might just get everything he yearns for: pampering, foods he never even dreamed of, and shameless sex with a demonically handsome young man in leather riding boots.

As Copper, Erik’s treasured dun stallion, Reuben must submit to his new master’s obscene fancy of possessing another man completely. That is, if he yearns for treats and not the lick of a riding crop. Fake tails, harnesses, and a new haircut to his ginger mane help Reuben transform into Copper, but the fear of losing his dignity in the eyes of society might just prove to be a bigger restraint than any bit, bridle, or handcuffs.

All that for the small price of his freedom. Though at times, Reuben feels it’s his soul that Erik is after instead.

Genre: m/m erotic romance, bdsm

Themes: class differences, slavery, steampunk, alternative lifestyle, Victorian, master/servant, captivity, ponyplay, animalization, kink, organized crime, violence

ISBN: B01N55SOUC

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Ponyplay-Stablegirl-erotic-romance-ebook/dp/B01N55SOUC

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Copper Horse: Fear ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

I really did not know how to feel about this story of Reuben, a poor baker, who is taken advantage of by a manipulative man, Erik, who makes him his pet horse. This was serious business not just some role play scenario. I found myself angry on Reuben’s behalf and wondered what Erik’s problem was.

We see throughout Reuben’s introduction on being a pony with all that entails.

The Copper Horse: Pride ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Erik is fighting his feelings for Reuben as Reuben is trying to be better than he was in the first book. I felt that Erik was changing for the better. I liked him more in this book than I did in the previous story. The mens feelings for one another become more pronounced in this addition.

Jack’s Punishment ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Jack’s punishment for helping Copper try to escape is being sent to the kitchen in Mr. Fry’s hands. Unbeknownst to Jack Mr. Fry has wanted Jack since he saw him. Jack feels the same. 

It was a hot little read with plenty of steam. I really loved how these two seemed to melt the other.

The Copper Horse: Love ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Erik is betrayed and so flees with Reuben to London. With both of their lives uprooted both do some heavy soul searching and come to terms with their new lives. Erik has to put his trust into people who are friends but is still leery of them and rightly so after what happened. Reuben is confronted with the fact that Erik lied to him.

Emotional yet engaging I truly liked this story. I really felt for these two men and felt their emotions throughout.

All in all it was an interesting boxed set although I did not read the m/f story.

The Copper Horse: Love & The Copper Horse Boxset by K.A. Merikan Release Blitz & Giveaway!

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The Copper Horse: Love

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K.A. Merikan

London

1907, twenty years into the zombie plague

Just as Reuben finally settles into the role of Copper, his master’s proud stallion, his life gets turned upside down by a revolution that has been long brewing in London. But the men who come for Erik at his home bring much more than havoc. They uncover lies that Erik has fed Reuben, and the truth creates a rift between them that might be impossible to cross. 

Even if Reuben still wanted to be Erik’s pony, is it possible for them to be together if his master loses all power and property? With no harness to hold him, no bit to stop him from speaking, can Reuben still be what Erik wants? Does he have anything to offer as a man?

The relationship they have established gets shaken to its core, and on the run from Erik’s enemies, they will both have to find out if the bond they share will survive, or if it will break.

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Looking for Group by Alexis Hall Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Looking For Group

by

Alexis Hall

So, yeah, I play Heroes of Legend, y’know, the MMO. I’m not like obsessed or addicted or anything. It’s just a game. Anyway, there was this girl in my guild who I really liked because she was funny and nerdy and a great healer. Of course, my mates thought it was hilarious I was into someone I’d met online. And they thought it was even more hilarious when she turned out to be a boy IRL. But the joke’s on them because I still really like him.

And now that we’re together, it’s going pretty well. Except sometimes I think Kit—that’s his name, sorry I didn’t mention that—spends way too much time in HoL.  I know he has friends in the guild, but he has me now, and my friends, and everyone knows people you meet online aren’t real. I mean. Not Kit. Kit’s real. Obviously.

Oh, I’m Drew, by the way. This is sort of my story. About how I messed up some stuff and figured out some stuff. And fell in love and stuff.

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The Silvers by J.A. Rock (2nd Edition)

J.A. Rock - The Silvers 600x900 sTitle: The Silvers (2nd Edition)

Series: N/A

Author: J.A. Rock

Genre: Science Fiction, Alternate World / Alternate Universe

Length: Novel (346 pages)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 11, 2016)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: What humans want from the Silver Planet is water. What they find is a race of humanoids who are sentient, but as emotionless and serene as the plants and placid lakes they tend.

B, captain of the mission, doesn’t believe that the “Silvers” are intelligent, and lets his crew experiment on them. But then he bonds with Imms, who seems different from the others—interested in learning, intrigued by human feelings. And B realizes that capturing, studying, and killing this planet’s natives has done incalculable damage.

When a fire aboard B’s ship kills most of the crew and endangers Imms, B decides to take him back to Earth. But the simplicity of the Silver Planet doesn’t follow them. Imms learns the full spectrum of human emotions, including a love B is frightened to return, and a mistrust of the bureaucracy that wants to treat Imms like a test subject, even if they have to eliminate B to do it.

(Note: This is a revised second edition, originally published elsewhere.)

ISBN:  978-1-62649-386-5

Product Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/the-silvers

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Captain B and his crew are tasked to investigate an unknown lifeform named Silvers. They travel to Silvers and discover humanoids almost devoid of emotions. One such Silver is Imms. He is an enigma of his kind as he actually feels emotions. 

Imms goes back to earth with Captain B. I found it interesting to see how Imms tried to blend into his new surroundings. Things were not easy for him in the least. 

I found the book to be interesting as two men from different worlds collide. It makes you think of all you know and what it means to be human. Are things really as they seem or are they different and we just do not see past what is right in front of us.

I loved the details regarding Imms and his planet. I was impressed by the complex yet simplicity of the story.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Staged by Kim Fielding Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Staged

(A Belonging ‘Verse Novel)
by

Kim Fielding

Once the second-prize winner on My Slave’s Got Talent, Sky Blue has spent the past few years singing at a failing New York nightclub. While Sky has never had control over his fate, his life seems to take a turn for the worse when he’s torn from the familiar comfort of performing and sold to a rich and enigmatic man.

Morgan Wallace takes his newly purchased slave to San Francisco, his intentions unclear. On the one hand, he treats Sky with more kindness than Sky has ever known—treats him like a real person. On the other hand, he shares Sky at parties hosted by his sadistic new friends.

A confused slave is an endangered slave, and Sky isn’t even sure of his master’s real name. Is he Morgan Wallace, wealthy and cruel, or Mackenzie Webster, caring and compassionate? Caught between hope, fear, and an undeniably growing attachment, Sky struggles to untangle which parts are real and which are merely a performance. His future, his heart, and even his life may depend on it.

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