Zero Divergence by Aimee Nicole Walker Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Zero Divergence

Zero Hour Series, Book 3

Aimee Nicole Walker

M/M Romance/Mystery

Release Date: 03.17.20

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Blurb

Zero Divergence, noun: no deviation from a course or standard.

After a key piece of evidence goes missing, a suspected serial rapist and killer evades prosecution. More than Royce Locke’s reputation is on the line when his investigation into the failed chain of custody suggests Franco Humphries might’ve had inside help. There’s no one Royce trusts more than Sawyer Key to help him right a wrong and uncover the traitor in their midst, but can they do it before the Savannah Strangler strikes again?

Relentless plus fearless equals flawless. Sawyer and Royce have come full circle—from hostile strangers to best friends and lovers. Neither a sniper’s bullet nor an arsonist’s fire could keep them apart, but what about a psychopath hell-bent on revenge? The stakes are high, and there’s no turning back now because the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock.

Zero Divergence is the conclusion to the best-selling Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series you MUST read in order. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

Trigger warning: Part of the storyline involves coming to terms with a friend’s suicide, which may be difficult for some people to read.

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Excerpt

“Oh my god,” he said as the chocolate cake melted in his mouth. “I need this for every occasion.”

“I’ll bake it once a week if you promise to listen to orders from now on,” Royce said, taking a bite for himself.

Sawyer met Royce’s stormy eyes. “I’ll agree to that if you promise not to give stupid orders.” He opened his mouth like a baby bird, and Royce gave him another bite. It was somehow more delicious than the first.

“No more burning buildings,” Royce groused.

“It wasn’t burning when I ran into it,” Sawyer countered. “You ran into the burning building.” He couldn’t be mad at Royce, because chances were, he’d be dead if Royce hadn’t risked his own life to pull Sawyer out of the inferno.

“So insubordinate.”

They stared at one another in a silent battle of wills for a few seconds before a big yawn ruined Sawyer’s fierce expression. “We’ll resume this after I take a power nap.” Smiling, Royce leaned forward to set the plate on the coffee table, but Sawyer stopped him. “But not until after I eat more cake.”

Royce aimed a cocky grin at him. “Got you hooked now.”

“You have no idea.”

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How to Vex A Vampire by Alice Winters

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Series: VRC: Vampire Related Crimes 01

Author: Alice Winters

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (360pgs)

Publisher: Alice Winters (February 18, 2020)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Finn
Getting into the vampire-only detective unit was the easy part; what’s going to be more difficult is dealing with my new partner, an ancient vampire who keeps threatening to eat me. The unit has never had a human in it, and Marcus—or as I like to call him, Fangy McFangface—would really prefer to keep it that way. He’s grumpy, short-tempered, and broody, but I have a way with words and I know he’s starting to like me, even if he swears he’s not. But what he doesn’t know is that I didn’t join the unit because I was tired of being a homicide detective, I joined because there is someone after me. They’ve already taken enough from me and I’m afraid they’re going to take all of me if I don’t find someone to help. That’s all Marcus was supposed to be, but now, he’s so much more and I can’t imagine my life without him.

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The moment the pesky human walked through that door, I knew I had to get rid of him. He’s charming and almost everyone else instantly loves him, but he doesn’t understand how risky it is being part of this unit as a human. But as I get to know the stubborn man, I learn that perhaps he’s not as naive as I once thought. And maybe he’s what I needed to realize there is more to life than just work and my dog. A group arises who is threatening to disrupt the alliance between the humans and the vampires, but Finn is the one who shows me how strong that alliance can be and reminds me why it’s worth protecting. When threats hit closer to home, I realize I would do anything for Finn because he’s brought so much joy to my life—and because he’s mine.

ISBN: B084KQH3G1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Finn is a human but raised by a vampire, which makes for an interesting tale. When he was sixteen he lost his arm or leg, but there is some question in that. He was a homicide detective who no longer wanted to work for them but for the Vampire’s. A agency that only has vampires working for them, no humans.

Marcus has had one relationship with a human that left him fearing what he would do if he tried again. Finn makes him so mad half the time and turned on the next. He never stood a chance against Finn and he knew it.

Someone is wanting to divide the humans and vampires. He wants the humans to fear the vampires and maybe put a stop to it all. Now it is up to them all to find out who is behind it.

This story was quite unique for me and I enjoyed the banter between the characters. Now I pretty much stopped reading authors that are new for me, but this one looked so interesting that I gave it a chance. It has a serious tone to it but the humor matches up to make it even stand out more. I did have issues with not really getting the answer on how Finn lost his arm and leg, nor do you get the answers to the vampire behind it all. It left me with questions and very little answers.

Marcus never stood a chance with Finn. Finn comes out and pretty much knocks them all down. He is sarcastic, funny, devious, and the actions are funny as hell. The way they talk to each other makes you see the way they flirt with each other. The story is action packed, excitement filled, dangerous and entertaining. I loved how they gave Finn a hard time but truthfully they pretty much liked him. The sexual heat pretty much burned the pages off the book.

I had a blast reading this and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. In fact I can’t wait to check out all of her stories.

Back In Black by Rhys Ford Blog Tour, Guest Post, Nothing Else Matters Part 8, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys! We have Rhys Ford visiting today with the tour for her new release Back In Black, we have a brilliant guest post from Rhys which has an excerpt and an amazing audio excerpt of Nothing Else Matters: Part Eight, and we have an amazing $25 GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway ❤️ ~Pixie~ PS keep an eye out for my review coming soon!

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Back In Black

(McGinnis Investigations 01)
by

Rhys Ford

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

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The Trouble with Tony by Eli Easton (2nd Edition)

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Series: Sex In Seattle 01

Author: Eli Easton

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, Humor

Length: Novella (111 pages)

Publisher: Pinkerton Road (30th January 2020)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.

Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?

ISBN: B0845TQ2M7

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Pixie

Review: Private Investigator Tony has been asked to look into the death of a young woman, a young woman who apparently committed suicide; it leads Tony to go undercover as a patient at a Seattle sex clinic and getting him help for his own little problem. Tony doesn’t believe that the doctor who treated the young woman, Jack Halloran, was involved but he wants to make sure he doesn’t miss anything and that it isn’t his attraction to the doctor clouding his judgment. Jack has his own issues, injured in the line of duty as a combat surgeon; he has lost all confidence in his own appeal and becomes confused by his attraction to his new patient, Tony. 

This is a great story that has some brilliant humorous moments including an Italian mother who has no boundaries. Tony is a great character who puts his all into solving his clients cases, his newest case is a puzzle though, and no matter the alibi, he still suspects the husband. Going undercover Tony wants to discover just what treatment the dead woman received, but he gets a surprise of his own when his own little problem rears its ugly head. Jack is a man who has had his confidence knocked, forced to change his speciality he is now a sex counsellor and is intrigued by his new patients problem, but he also find himself attracted to the man. 

This is a great novella that has some incredible sexual tension and a pretty good investigation. Tony is a character that you fall in love with, he is so cute with his blushes and embarrassment and his intense attraction to Jack. Jack is a man who has had some hard knocks, but he is so nice that you want him to break the rules for Tony. Tony’s investigation is great but the budding relationship with Jack is better, both of them entwine and I loved Jack’s reaction to the truth about Tony. 

I recommend this to those that love humorous private investigators, hot doctors, great sex, an interesting storyline and a very amusing ending. 

Cutting it Close by Reese Knightley

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Series: Code of Honor 01

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Action & Adventure, Contemporary

Length: Novel (201pgs)

Publisher: Reese Knightley (August 21, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When the only thing you’re good at is running or fighting, is a second chance at love even possible?

Captain Maddox Stone is ready to put the men who messed with his family on a fast train to hell. Eliminating the enemy is the only thing he’s good at anyway. He sure as hell isn’t good at connecting. Of course, on the heels of that thought, his past comes walking through the door. Will he finally have the guts to explain what really happened that night so long ago?

Nothing on earth could bring Lieutenant River Seeger back to the ranch until his grandfather calls for help. With no other recourse, he returns to the Triple R, but makes it clear it’s for a limited time. He’s left the past behind and with it, his youthful dreams. But, since he’s here, shouldn’t he at least get some answers?

Two soldiers faced with the past. One man struggles with a tragic secret while the other one demands answers. What’s even worse? When Maddox deploys on a mission and River takes on the kidnappers, time is running out for one of them. The only thing for certain is they’re definitely cutting it close for any chance at a happy ending.

In typical Reese Knightley style, Cutting It Close is a fast paced, slow burn, action & adventure romance with a big cast of characters and a definite HEA. This book is the first in a series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

*Cobalt Security, Code of Honor, and Out For Justice series are loosely connected.

ISBN: B07WW7VMYP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Captain Maddox Stone is back at the ranch to get to the bottom of financial problems the ranch is having. While there his cousin Triston is kidnapped and he is attacked. His business partner Bull calls his grandson Special Forces Lieutenant River Seeger who immediately comes home to help.

Maddox and River have a history that did not end well. But as the two team up to figure out what is going on the heat and attraction between them reignite. I loved this story. It had everything I love in a book. A romance that does not overshadow the actual story, action with a a mystery that is jaw dropping in it’s intensity. Tension that is off the charts and dangerous situation that leave you on the edge of your seat awaiting the outcome.

I am so looking forward to getting to know Rivers team members in more detail. Highly recommended.

Heroes In Love by David C. Dawson Release Blast, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have David C. Dawson stopping by today with his new release Heroes In Love, we have a great exclusive excerpt and a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Heroes In Love

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David C. Dawson

Can forbidden love stand the test of time?

Will its strength inspire lasting love in today’s generation?

There are not only heroes, but unlikely heroes, who are determined to see love win.

Billy’s life changes in a single day when he meets Daniel, who becomes the love of his life.

Billy’s aging client Chuck has a dark and sad secret to reveal. As Billy and Daniel fight to help Chuck reunite with the love of his past, their own fledgling relationship is threatened. 

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Ricochet by Reese Knightley *Dual Review*

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Series: Out for Justice 01

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Contemporary, 

Publisher: (July 6, 2018)

Length: Novel (311 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 – 5 Hearts

Blurb: WITSEC victim Noah Bradford knows secrets that could get him killed, and staying hidden seems like a good plan. What he didn’t plan on is losing his heart to a man who is sworn to protect him.

Battle scarred US Marshal Robert “Mac” Mackenzie has a job to do, and guaranteeing the safety of Noah Bradford is at the top of that list. Mac will do whatever it takes to keep Noah safe, even if it means walking away.

Mac and Noah, brought together during extreme circumstances, have been separated by evil. It’s been six years, give or take, and Noah is coming for vengeance against the men who killed his mother. He’s on a collision course with Mac, who has no idea of the man Noah has become. Sparks fly and the heat sizzles when these two powerful men are reunited, but will they survive the passion the past created?

ISBN: B07FBQBRLN

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewers: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts:

Noah had the best mom and the worst life ever. He watched his mother being murdered by his step-father. He spent most of his life in a secret hell. His step-father was evil but the man he worked for was even worse. He was seventeen when he was taken away from that hell but it didn’t mean it would end. He was falling for the one man protecting him and hiding from the two men that wanted him dead.

Mac was to go end and catch those that the US Marshal’s wanted. They had finally found out where Stevenson and Manning were. They were to go in arrest them and save those who were innocent. He had not expected to find a teenager who just so happened to be Stevenson’s stepson. He knew he was going to loose his heart to this and had to put a stop to it.

Several years go by and damn if Noah had changed so much. He was the ghost who protected the innocent and killed the guilty. But the two evil from his past were showing up once more.

I liked how it started but the jumping around from time periods was a bit off to me. Also was the fact that the story jumped from one part to another without really giving you time to adjust. However it didn’t really bother me to much. I liked all of the characters quite a bit and wasn’t to surprised by who Noah’s real father was. It was an easy guess even though it is truly mentioned. This story was very action pack and danger filled. It did have some hot sexy times though.

I enjoyed reading this and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. In fact I sit down and read this story all in one sitting. It was that entertaining. I would definitely put this on my favorite shelf.

Shorty’s Review 💖💖💖💖💖4 1/2 Hearts:

This was an amazing story about Noah and Mac. I loved how their relationship was not instant and they meet up years later. There is a lot of sexual tension between the two at the beginning but given Noah’s age nothing happens until much later.

I was proud of Noah for making something of his life after all he had been through. Being one of the deadliest in a top secret organization was a plus for him in that he could protect himself when the two men that got away come after him.

Mac was fierce in his own right and as such the two made a great couple and worked well together. This story is action packed with lots of gunfights and taking perps down. I loved all the agencies working together and Noah’s team mates were just as deadly as him. I am looking forward to the rest of the series and getting more about the characters throughout this story.

Great read.

Devil’s Hour by Aimee Nicole Walker Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Aimee Nicole Walker stopping by today with the tour for her new release Devil’s Hour, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Maya’s review so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Devil’s Hour

(Zero Hour 02)
by

Aimee Nicole Walker

Devil’s hour, noun: the hour when the demon or devil who leads hell is at its strongest.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks, Royce Locke is no stranger to scrapping and fighting for the things he wants. What he desires most is Sawyer Key—his partner on the force and the man he’s falling in love with. After asking Sawyer to take a chance on him, Royce will need to back up his pretty words with fearless action instead of being his own worst enemy.

Someone is harassing the mayor of Savannah, and Locke and Key are tasked with finding out who. The investigation quickly takes a twisted turn, leading them to an enemy who thinks purification by fire is the only way to save the city. Scarier than The Purists’ elusiveness is their ability to turn public opinion in their favor, creating unrest and threatening anarchy by fanning flames and fear. When you play with fire, someone is bound to get burned.

When menace becomes murder, the two detectives will race the clock against the devil to save their beloved city from becoming a raging inferno. Royce will need to draw on his grit now more than ever if he hopes to realize the dreams that are finally within reach. The rag is lit, the Molotov cocktail is tossed, and the zero hour is upon them. Challenge received and accepted.

Devil’s Hour is the second book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series that must be read in order. Devil’s Hour has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

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Love Has No Direction by Kim Fielding Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps! We have Kim Fielding stopping by today with her upcoming release Love Has No Direction, we have a brilliant guest post from Kim and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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Love Has No Direction

(Love Can’t 03)
by

Kim Fielding

Yet another series of poor decisions lands Parker Levin back in his mother’s house, working at her coffee shop, and feeling like a failure. Then he learns his ex-boyfriend has died by suicide and things go from bad to worse. When he meets a handsome stranger, he doesn’t have much left to lose.

Ten years ago Wesley Anker made a grave mistake. Since then he’s lived in near isolation, supporting himself by making custom furniture and only rarely connecting with other people. When he attempts to make amends, he encounters Parker, a beautiful and colorful young man, and he agrees to Parker’s impulsive request to join him.

Together, Parker and Wes find quick friendship and fierce attraction. But Wes’s past demons haunt his footsteps, and Parker’s struggle to plan a future has him stumbling through life. Then they uncover evidence that suggests Parker’s ex’s death might not have been a straightforward suicide, and every path seems to lead to dead ends and destruction. Can Parker and Wes find their way to lasting love when the route is hidden?

Release date: 14th January 2020
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Devil’s Hour by Aimee Nicole Walker

Aimee Nicole Walker - Devil's Hour Cover s aqkl90laTitle: Devil’s Hour

Series: Zero Hour 02

Author: Aimee Nicole Walker

Genre: Suspense, Romance

Length: Novel (261 pages)

ISBN: 978-1948273169

Publisher: Chasing Rainbows Press LLC (16th December 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Maya

Blurb: Devil’s hour, noun: the hour when the demon or devil who leads hell is at its strongest.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks, Royce Locke is no stranger to scrapping and fighting for the things he wants. What he desires most is Sawyer Key—his partner on the force and the man he’s falling in love with. After asking Sawyer to take a chance on him, Royce will need to back up his pretty words with fearless action instead of being his own worst enemy.

Someone is harassing the mayor of Savannah, and Locke and Key are tasked with finding out who. The investigation quickly takes a twisted turn, leading them to an enemy who thinks purification by fire is the only way to save the city. Scarier than The Purists’ elusiveness is their ability to turn public opinion in their favor, creating unrest and threatening anarchy by fanning flames and fear. When you play with fire, someone is bound to get burned.

When menace becomes murder, the two detectives will race the clock against the devil to save their beloved city from becoming a raging inferno. Royce will need to draw on his grit now more than ever if he hopes to realize the dreams that are finally within reach. The rag is lit, the Molotov cocktail is tossed, and the zero hour is upon them. Challenge received and accepted.

Devil’s Hour is the second book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series that must be read in order. Devil’s Hour has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

Trigger warning: Part of the storyline involves coming to terms with a friend’s suicide, which may be difficult for some people to read.

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: I did a happy dance when I heard the second book is being released, since I enjoyed the first so much.

It’s as good, nerve-wracking and scorching hot as the first one but the differences made it even more engaging story.

It’s from Royce’s POV and I was surprised at how much I loved it, since honestly, in the first book Royce came off as a bit of a jerk. Now however, we get to see just how much he loves Sawyer and what is it that makes him tick. It’s obvious how much Sawyer presence in his life changed him for the better, since he is calmer and more confident. It makes him better at his job and his relationship with Sawyer moves by leaps and bounds. It’s gorgeous story!

Unlike the first one, Devil’s hour has only one case they are working on, in addition to continuing investigation in Royce’s first partner. They build the case slowly as leads are scarce on the ground, and it ends up overlapping with Royce’s investigation into partner’s suicide. The ending is a bit cliffhanger-ish in that respect, I’m itching to know what will happen next!

But as for the current case and maybe more importantly, the relationship between two men it ends in a good spot. They are solid. They were solid through the book. We already knew Sawyer was crazy for Royce, now we realize Royce is returning his feelings. The pace is excellent and the story isn’t slacking on either romantic or suspense plot. The story culminates in heart stopping end.

Sign me up for the next one!

Roots of Evil by K.C. Wells

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Series: Merrychurch Mysteries 02

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (210 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-270-9

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (22 Oct 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Many consider Naomi Teedle the village witch. Most people avoid her except when they have need of her herbs and potions. She lives alone on the outskirts of Merrychurch, and that’s fine by everyone—old Mrs. Teedle is not the most pleasant of people. But when she is found murdered, her mouth bulging with her own herbs and roots, suddenly no one has a bad word to say about her.

Jonathon de Mountford is adjusting to life up at the manor house, but it’s not a solitary life: pub landlord Mike Tattersall sees to that. Jonathon is both horrified to learn of the recent murder and confused by the sudden reversal of public opinion. Surely someone in the village had reason to want her dead? He and Mike decide it’s time for them to step in and “help” the local police with their investigation. Only problem is, their sleuthing uncovers more than one suspect—and the list is getting longer….

Purchase Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Roots of Evil is the second book in the Merrychurch Mysteries series by KC Wells. Since I’ve already read and loved the first book in the series, I was looking forward to this. I’ve enjoyed many books by KC Wells, but Merrychurch novels satisfies the part of me that loves to indulge in the typical British Mystery shows.

If you don’t get exactly what I mean, here are some examples. Think the line in the movie Hot Fuzz “it’s just a tragic accident”. Or the fact that villages of Midsommer has a murder every week? Or series that have nosey bakers, gardeners and priests that all insist on investigating crimes instead of just leaving it to the police. Well, that’s pretty much what you’re getting here.

This book is not a standalone book. This is the continuation of the relationship of ex-policeman turned pub owner (there was a British TV show with one of those!), Mike, and the new lord of the manor, Jonathan De Mountford.

Their romance and their overall wonderful relationship isn’t the main focus of this book. The romance and relationship aspects are really quite well written and realistic, because you can see that they are still adapting to their new relationship and Jonathan is getting used to the change in his life after taking his uncle’s position as earl. Although it’s not all roses in their personal life. Jonathan has his very traditional father on his back to get married and produce a De Mountford heir, despite knowing his son is gay and with Mike. Of course, this upsets Mike, but this leads to a very important point about trust in their relationship.

Instead, in the time since the murder of Jonathan’s uncle had been solved, where Mike and Jonathan had done a lot of their own investigation, life had settled down and the men could focus on their relationship. But when the woman who is said to be the local witch and famous for her jams and preserves is found dead, Jonathan can’t leave the newest mystery alone. And since Mike is an ex-cop who loves the new lord, the two men begin their own investigation on the side. Of course, they do help the local constabulary, passing on their information, but neither man can leave the mystery alone. Jonathan and Mike dig through more of the village’s secrets, looking at black mail, questionable identities, missing people, affairs and even a couple more members of the very traditional Merrychurch community who may not be as straight as they appear.

Risking It All by Reese Knightley

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Series: Code of Honor 02

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Publisher: Reese Knightley (December 1, 2019)

Length: Novel (191 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: A Crumpet Christmas is the perfect time to fall in love.

When a mission goes south, Elijah Cobalt is forced to take medical leave. What could be better than relaxing in a small town and keeping an eye on his little sister at the same time? Nothing, until he gets his first look at his sister’s boss. Elijah has always felt bulky and big around the smaller type of men he prefers and around Justin Bailey, it’s the same damned thing.
Justin gave up dating big, muscled men after his breakup with his abusive boyfriend, but he just might make an exception when his café manager’s older brother takes over his spare bedroom. The instant attraction has sparks flying and, after a few days, Justin doesn’t want to fight it any longer.

Christmas is a magical time of year.
The power of love takes over.
Possibilities are endless.

Until Justin’s ex-boyfriend suddenly shows up out of the blue determined to cause as much trouble for him as possible. Only Justin has a support system now, in the form of a Special Forces Unit, and things are going to get really damned intense in a very short amount of time.

Mess with one and you mess with them all.

ISBN: B08282L56R

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Justin had once thought he was truly happy but then his ex went ballistic on him. Now he happily lived in the best place, owned his own company and had the best employees and friends. He took in strays that were hurt or abused. When he saw the big man standing besides his ex, well he lost it a bit. Then come to find out that it had all been innocent well his eyes might have gotten bigger, because damn if the man wasn’t sex on a stick.

Elijah was not only a captain in the army but special forces. Several months ago his little sister had been bleeding and broken and it pained him. He held on to it until one day on a mission he just froze. He was ordered to take three months off and he decided to visit his sister, and possibly check out her boss. What he had not expected was to find the one man his heart wanted forever. To bad Justin’s ex was up to something bad.

I had made the mistake of reading this first instead of book one. I spent twenty minutes trying to see if I had the first book because damn this one rocked. It was very action packed with danger mixed in, not to mention cutie pie puppies, grumpy cats, and some hot sexy times. It was a very fast pace story and always kept me on my toes. I enjoyed the guys quite a bit and their friends were all pretty sweet. It was a nice Christmas story that will be read many times over.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to go back and finally read the first book. I also can’t wait till I can get my hands on the next story. I can guarantee that this will be on my favorites shelf for sometime.

Cutting It Close by Reese Knightley

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Series: Code of Honor 01

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Publisher: Reese Knightley (August 21, 2019)

Length: Novel (201 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: When the only thing you’re good at is running or fighting, is a second chance at love even possible?

Captain Maddox Stone is ready to put the men who messed with his family on a fast train to hell. Eliminating the enemy is the only thing he’s good at anyway. He sure as hell isn’t good at connecting. Of course, on the heels of that thought, his past comes walking through the door. Will he finally have the guts to explain what really happened that night so long ago?

Nothing on earth could bring Lieutenant River Seeger back to the ranch until his grandfather calls for help. With no other recourse, he returns to the Triple R, but makes it clear it’s for a limited time. He’s left the past behind and with it, his youthful dreams. But, since he’s here, shouldn’t he at least get some answers?

Two soldiers faced with the past. One man struggles with a tragic secret while the other one demands answers. What’s even worse? When Maddox deploys on a mission and River takes on the kidnappers, time is running out for one of them. The only thing for certain is they’re definitely cutting it close for any chance at a happy ending.

ISBN: B07WW7VMYP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Maddox loved River but he had to hurt him to keep him alive. His father is one nasty evil who loved to abuse Maddox. That is until his grandfather stepped in. That didn’t stop the emotional abuse though. However when he found out that River was someone important well that put him on his radar. So he had to throw away their love to keep his love alive.

River loved Maddox more than anything. But the man didn’t love him. Now sometime has gone past and Maddox was in trouble.

They were young and in love, broke up and now they needed to learn how to communicate. The romance is not the focus of the story since they had already had that. They were apart for many years but trouble brought them back together. I was surprised by the name the group was called but it seem perfect.

I read this story after I read the second book to see about some of the characters and was pretty amazed by it. It is an action packed story with quite a bit of danger in it. There is some sexy times in it as well. I liked how the guys were with each other. They can be a funny group it looks like.

I had a blast reading this and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. It kept my attention from the start and that is hard to do with some stories. I can’t wait to read more from this series.

The Carpenter’s Tale by Chris Quinton

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Series: The Renfrew Files 01

Author: Chris Quinton

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (22 Pages)

Publisher: Kouros Books (September 2, 2013)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: It should have been a bit of a break for Mark Renfrew, attending an archaeological conference with his lover, Jack Faulkner. No ghosts, no drama beyond the academic. But it didn’t work out that way. The modern Five Star hotel held a dark secret, and Mark knew he had to uncover it before more people were hurt.

ISBN: 9781301000401

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Connected to The Psychic’s Tale

Mark and Jack are at some fancy hotel that was not suppose to be haunted, well guess what it is. Mark is a psychic whereas Jack is the archaeologist.

It is a very short story that is cute and the characters were charming. However all it gives is a taste and nothing after that. It was a bit disappointing but it was still good.

It is too bad that I am not into short stories that just give you a sample of what it would have been like.

Devil’s Hour by Aimee Nicole Walker Release Blast & Excerpt!

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Devil’s Hour

(Zero Hour 02)
by

Aimee Nicole Walker

Devil’s hour, noun: the hour when the demon or devil who leads hell is at its strongest.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks, Royce Locke is no stranger to scrapping and fighting for the things he wants. What he desires most is Sawyer Key—his partner on the force and the man he’s falling in love with. After asking Sawyer to take a chance on him, Royce will need to back up his pretty words with fearless action instead of being his own worst enemy.

Someone is harassing the mayor of Savannah, and Locke and Key are tasked with finding out who. The investigation quickly takes a twisted turn, leading them to an enemy who thinks purification by fire is the only way to save the city. Scarier than The Purists’ elusiveness is their ability to turn public opinion in their favor, creating unrest and threatening anarchy by fanning flames and fear. When you play with fire, someone is bound to get burned.

When menace becomes murder, the two detectives will race the clock against the devil to save their beloved city from becoming a raging inferno. Royce will need to draw on his grit now more than ever if he hopes to realize the dreams that are finally within reach. The rag is lit, the Molotov cocktail is tossed, and the zero hour is upon them. Challenge received and accepted.

Devil’s Hour is the second book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. This is a series that must be read in order. Devil’s Hour has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

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Anyone But You by Brien Michaels Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Anyone But You

by

Brien Michaels

Murder is one hell of a drag.

Jack Kieza has a problem. He’s deeply attracted to men, but his homophobic family has left him too afraid to act on it. With his thirtieth birthday around the corner, his curiosity gets the best of him, and he finds himself at a gay club. After spending a fiery night with drag queen Sheila Saltue, everything changes. Especially when he discovers her alter ego: his boss, Ryan Swift.

Ryan knew he should’ve said no the second Jack approached him. Now he can’t stop himself from texting Jack every chance he gets. But Jack won’t let him take the wig off during sex, and being Sheila off-stage is wearing thin.

The more time they spend together, the more intense their feelings get, but Jack isn’t ready to date a man yet. When drag queens start turning up murdered, it forces Jack to reexamine his feelings, because what if Ryan is next? While Jack wants their burgeoning relationship to work, it would mean having to admit who he is to the world. And that’s an idea as frightening as death.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent. Emotional Abuse. Explicit Violence. Heavy Kink, Queer-phobic language, Mentions of suicidal thoughts

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Truth Will Out by K.C. Wells

K.C. Wells - Truth Will Out Cover 48h4y4Title: Truth Will Out

Series: Merrychurch Mysteries 01

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (192 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64080-629-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (30 Oct 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station. But when Jonathon finds him dead in his study, apparently as the result of a fall, everything changes. For one thing, Jonathon is the next in line to inherit the manor house. For another, he’s not so sure it was an accident, and with the help of Mike Tattersall, the owner of the village pub, Jonathon sets out to prove his theory—if he can concentrate long enough without getting distracted by the handsome Mike.

They discover an increasingly long list of people who had reason to want Dominic dead. And when events take an unexpected turn, the amateur sleuths are left bewildered. It doesn’t help that the police inspector brought in to solve the case is the last person Mike wants to see, especially when they are told to keep their noses out of police business.

In Jonathon’s case, that’s like a red rag to a bull….

Purchase Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Truth Will Out is the first book in the Merrychurch Mysteries by KC Wells. Wells is an author that I’ve read a number of books in the past and have found them on the whole enjoyable and well written. I’ve actually heard the audio of this book some months ago – I don’t remember when – but at the time I wasn’t aware that it was part of the series. I remembering really getting into the story and it was great to actually read it for myself.

Overall, this was a really cool story and I think was greatly enhanced by listening to the audio. I feel that this is a book that I’ve got more out of it by listening to the audio – and the fabulous performances that brought the characters to life – than I would have reading the book.

There is a definite “British Mystery” feel to it, as in that there’s a murder in the small village but surely “it was nothing but an accident, I’m sure”. I probably have watched too many of said British Mysteries on television, and I’m not ashamed to say that Hot Fuzz is one of my favourite comedy movies. And not to mention that I figured out the plot of the story, mostly because I was thinking, “this reminds of the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp”. Yeah, I’m a nerd and I barely had to think to remember the name of the episode, whatever.

The story starts with Jonathon de Mountford. He goes to visit his uncle, the present Lord de Mountford at the family’s country seat/property. He has a lot of guilt for not seeing his uncle, whom he had been so close to as a kid. But the years and his career as a famous photographer sent him on a whirlwind journey that he has loved. Of course, his father, who heads the family law firm, is disappointed in Jonathon not only because he’s gay but also because he didn’t go into law and sees photography as nothing but a hobby. So clearly the guy has baggage and his life is about to get a whole lot more complicated, first when he meets local bar owner Mike Tattersall, and then goes to find his uncle and ends up finding him dead in his study.

Mike Tattersall moved to the quiet village of Merrychurch in the English countryside after losing his foot ended his career as a police officer in London. Now he owns the village pub (and oh my god! This just makes me think of watching Heartbeat with my mum when I was home sick from school). He moved to be closer to his recently divorced sister and has made something of a life for himself, even if he is lonely. Mike isn’t in the closet, though he doesn’t advertise his sexuality. He was also very much out when he was a policeman, and got his own set of baggage from that as well as dealing with his sister.

Jonathon and Mike have an instant connection. Their chemistry has been written perfectly. The sparks start to fly instantly, but they have a lot of learning to do together before anything can get too serious. On top of that, Jonathon and Mike can’t resist getting involved in the local to mystery, trying to piece together all the clues to solve what happened to Jonathon’s uncle.

I recommend this to anyone that wants a light-hearted romance with a good dose of adventure and mystery. I’m really looking forward to reading the second book in this series really soon!

Without Warning by Reese Knightley

Reese Knightley - Without Warning Cover bf6ahTitle: Without Warning

Series: Cobalt Security 01

Author: Reese Knightley

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Publisher: Reese Knightley (October 9,2019)

Length: Novel (261 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: What the hell do you do when life changes on a dime without warning?

Ryder Freeman-
His job is to keep Harrison safe from a stalker and one step ahead of the paparazzi. That’s it! The hotter than hell young billionaire is forbidden fruit and crossing that line is not an option. So, why is it that when bullets start flying, Ryder makes an executive decision to take his client away to the Freeman family cabin?

Harrison Trudel-
His father’s last will and testament doesn’t mention a shot gun wedding, but it might as well have with its crazy stipulations! With his safety at risk and a company to run, he caves when his uncle brings in outside help in the form of a hot and sexy bodyguard. One who just happens to tick all of his boxes! Enter a picturesque cabin by a lake and all bets are off as far as Harrison is concerned.

Resolve gets tested…
Lines get blurred…
And suddenly anything seems possible.

Only there’s one problem, the stalker isn’t finished. Can Ryder and Harrison stay one step ahead of a killer bent on permanently removing Ryder out of his way?

ISBN: B07YYMHXKQ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Harrison was in a pickle. His father was as crazy as one could think. He was killed in an explosion not to long ago and left his son the company he created, on one condition. He was to marry before the year was up or the company was sold to the people. His uncle wanted to bring in a bodyguard but he wasn’t having it. That was until he was attacked.

Ryder didn’t hate rich men but he certainly put them all in one list. He had been married to one and now divorced, so he was a bit single minded. Now his boss and friend wanted him to guard one. However he had not expect Harrison to be what he was. A sweet and sexy man with a heart of gold.

While it is an action packed story with a few twists to it, the characters were to easy. It gave you two guys who could be the one behind it and lets face it, many would have figured it out right from the start. So there was no surprise to it. The romance was a slow burn and lets face it the guys were hot. However the connection one feels when two meet was not really all that hot. It left something out for me. The guys were a bit on the boring and gave the exact responses one would expect. No surprise there with them. Ryder wasn’t the bodyguard I expected, he was a bit to loose in it. I was a bit disappointed in them.

Overall I did enjoy the story and hope the second book is harder to figure out who the bad guy is. I want more of a mystery to a mystery.

Graveyard Shift by Jenn Burke Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Graveyard Shift

(Not Dead Yet 03)
by

Jenn Burke

Ghost/god Wes Cooper and his not-life partner, vampire Hudson Rojas, have settled into cohabitation in an upscale part of Toronto. So what if their hoity-toity new neighbors haven’t exactly rolled out the welcome mat for the paranormal pair? Their PI business is booming, and when a suspect they’ve been tailing winds up in the morgue, it’s alongside a rash of other shifters in apparent drug-related fatalities.

Now Wes and Hudson must connect the dots between the shifter deaths and an uptick in brutal vampire attacks across the city. Throw in a surprise visit from Hudson’s niece—who may or may not be on the run from European paranormal police (who may or may not exist)—and guardianship of a teen shifter who might be the key to solving the whole mystery (if only she could recover her memory), and Wes and Hudson have never been busier…or happier.

But when a nightmare from Hudson’s past comes back to haunt him, their weird, little found family is pushed to the brink. Mucking this up would mean Hudson and Wes missing their second chance at happily-forever-afterlife…

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Jon’s Spooky Corpse Conundrum by A.J. Sherwood

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Series: Jon’s Mysteries 03

Author: A.J. Sherwood

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Fantasy, Contemporary

Publisher: A.J. Sherwood (August 2, 2019)

Length: Novel (213 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: I’ve investigated some pretty strange cases in my life, but I have to say this is a first. A corpse—a murder victim—has gone missing during the middle of an investigation, and no one has any clue where it went. Psy is called in to clear the investigative team, make sure they’re not an accomplice. It’s a four hour drive outside of Nashville, to a place famous for being haunted, so none of us are particularly eager to go.

And then we arrive on scene and I see who we’re dealing with and I want nothing more than to turn around and go right back to Nashville.

This case is complicated and strange, and absolutely nothing is as it seems at first glance. Even with my eyes, it’s going to take some digging to get to the truth.

ISBN: B07VZ8ZKH2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Finding out what happened to a corpse shows that the past doesn’t stay where it belongs. Someone from Jon’s past has appeared once more and lets hope it leads to the perfect outcome. Lets not forget Donovan definitely does have a fear of ghosts as in hell no. Garrett is definitely a big hit with everyone and Jon’s love life is on the right track.

I miss going to haunted houses and this one seems to have them in spades or so it seems. We also get to see the best blowup ever, say bye bye to a jackal. Now you just have to figure out who I am talking about because I am definitely not going to say. I could go without drama but it seems to have the perfect place in this story.

Our characters are quirky and lovable to be around. I do want to see Sho and Garrett’s relationship, they are going to burn the sheets. I am not really seeing a lot of the magic side of the coin but there is still some there. They actually got to use some good old fashion police work in this one. An old case is solved and they are on the way to having life perfect. And I don’t remember Jon getting shot or stabbed in this one so that is a big win. As much as I love these stories I will admit that there is so much potential that is not being used in these stories. There is so much that could be done with them but so far it is not there.

I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait to see what the next book has going on. My attention was captivated throughout the story and would definitely admit that these are stories that will be read many times over.