A Chip and A Chair by Cordelia Kingsbridge Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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A Chip and A Chair

(Seven of Spades 05)
by

Cordelia Kingsbridge

It’s time to lay all the cards on the table.

Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo are reunited and more committed to each other than ever, but they can’t truly move forward with their lives until the serial killer who’s been tormenting them is behind bars. When a secret burial site is discovered in the desert with the remains of the Seven of Spades’s earliest victims, that goal finally seems within reach.

But just as the net is tightening, the neo-Nazi militia Utopia launches their master plan with a devastating act of terror that changes the landscape of Las Vegas forever. As Levi and Dominic scramble to prevent the city’s destruction, they’re opposed by treacherous forces that propel them toward catastrophe. In the end, Levi’s fate may rest in the hands of the very killer he’s been hunting.

The race to save Sin City is on, and these players are going for broke. No matter how hopeless things seem, as long as they’re together and they’ve got a chip to play and a chair to sit in, they’re still in the game.

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If I Ever by S.E. Jakes Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi Peeps! We have S.E. Jakes visiting today with her new release If I Ever, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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If I Ever

(Hell or High Water 04)
by

S.E. Jakes

Some ghosts refuse to stay buried . . .

Prophet and Tom have been through the wringer more times than they can count, both as partners in the field and in life. Yet despite it all, they’ve built something great together. But now they need to protect it again: Prophet’s old nemesis, John Morse, is back and threatening everything he loves.

Prophet is driven enough to take John down alone, and with a chance to do exactly that on the table, he runs with it, risking himself in the process. But trusting Tom to help him is so much more than mission critical.

It’s the final stand, and with Tom and his team behind him, Prophet’s in for the fight of his life.

Then a figure from his past goes missing, and the consequence of an old mission rears its head. As complications and destruction mount all around them, getting out alive becomes the most important mission of their lives.

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Model Bodyguard by Lissa Kasey ~ Audio Review

Title: Model Bodyguard

Series: Haven Investigations 02

Author: Lissa Kasey

Narrator: Brian Hutchison

Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery

Length: 9 hrs, 47 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (4th January 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Things are going well for androgynous model Ollie Petroskovic, ex-Marine Kade Alme, and their business, Haven Investigations, until rock star Jacob Elias shows up in need of their services…and trouble follows.

Jacob is a playboy with a serious penchant for kink, slaves, and sex toys. He’s also Ollie’s ex – and all that implies. With the media exploiting his personal life, a stalker sending blood-soaked “gifts”, a bumbling security team, and a family he can’t trust as far as he could throw them, Jacob is in desperate need of a bodyguard for his latest tour, and Kade can’t refuse.

While Kade deals with new doubts about his partnership with Ollie and struggles with reminders of his war injuries, Jacob’s stalker escalates from blackmail and threats to murder. As Kade and Ollie work to keep Jacob safe and find the culprit behind the attack, a web of family secrets, lies, and abuse slowly emerges, leading up to a final confrontation that they might not walk away from – and that will have lasting repercussions for Kade and his relationship with Ollie.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Model Bodyguard is the second book in Lissa Kasey’s Haven Investigations series. This book carries on from the first book, so it is vital to have read book 1, and if you can’t remember it, a quick refresher might be a good idea. As a warning this book also has a cliffhanger which continues in book three, the audio for the third book hasn’t been released yet but for those who can’t wait it is available in ebook format.

Life continues for model-turned-PI, Ollie, and his dead brother’s best friend, ex-marine and PI, Kade. In book one Ollie and Kade became a couple but they both have some very complex and deep running issues. Kade has PTSD from his time in the marines as well as baggage from his abusive family, while Ollie suffers from an eating disorder mixed with something of an obsessive personality and anxiety. Needless to say, their baggage alone is the reason for the cliffhanger, although the ending also leads us directly into the next drama where Ollie and Kade need to fight for their lives and their relationship.

This is a complex story with complex characters. The main plot line of this book introduces Ollie’s ex, Jacob, who is a Rockstar with major problems of his own – he has a selfish family and a stalker who has started to up his game, resulting in causalities. Of course, being Ollie’s ex, Ollie and Kade both have to deal with the insecurities of Ollie being near his ex and Kade becoming bodyguard to the flirtatious Rockstar, which brings forth Ollie’s own insecurities relating to his image. Honestly, sometimes it’s hard to see whether or not these guys will make it together but together they are dynamite. The conclusion of this mystery, as I said, leads right into what will no doubt be the next action and drama fueled adventure.

The world that Lissa Kasey has created is amazing, there is so much depth to these characters and it was difficult to explain the plot without giving away any major plot points. Anyone who loves a good mystery will love this series, but it is something that you must start from the beginning. I can’t wait to get to the rest of the series.

Faith by Archie Hellshire Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Faith

(Graphene 02)
by

Archie Hellshire

Tuck is switching dorms. He’s had enough of his roommate’s odd hours, strange behavior, and teasing from his football teammates, who think there’s something more between them. He’s just put the last pad into his duffel bag when the campus goes on lockdown and the police swarm in.

They say that Tuck’s roommate, Sam, is a wanted man, but Tuck knows better. Sam is no criminal; he won’t even let Tuck kill spiders. Tuck takes a risk and helps Sam escape from the clutches of the authorities, and together they try to make it off the campus. As they try to evade the search parties, it becomes clear that they’re after something more than Sam; a secret project Sam’s been working on that has billion-dollar implications.

Tuck’s not sure what’s going on. He’s not sure what the truth is or who to trust. He’s not sure they’re going to make it out of this. And as the night wears on, he’s not sure how he really feels about Sam anymore. Sam is always sure about Tuck, though, and Tuck isn’t going to let him down.

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Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Legacy Strain

(Isolation 03)
by

Taylor Brooke

War is on the horizon.

After fleeing the white-walled labyrinth where Brooklyn and her friends were caged, trained, tortured, and studied, the group of renegade Omens prepare for the fight of their lives. But an unexpected arrival from Kirin—the dangerous, secret project Juneau has kept locked away in Isolation’s main facility—complicates things.

Despite the rumors surrounding Kirin’s loyalties and capabilities, Brooklyn decides to make an alliance. Together they form a plan to rescue their friends and take down Isolation once and for all.

Julian Matsumoto is strung between two sides of his heart.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and freedom always has a cost. Julian doesn’t know if he has what it takes to pay the price, especially if that price is Kirin’s life. But the Legacy Strain is being weaponized and they don’t have time to waste.

This is their only chance to escape Juneau Malloy for good, and Brooklyn Harper has been fighting for too long to back down now. Armed with deadly skills and a hunger for vengeance, the Omen Operatives set out on a risky mission to eradicate Isolation, contain the volatile Legacy Strain, and earn the freedom they’ve been chasing since Camp Eleven.

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Running Blind by S.E. Jakes

Title: Running Blind

Series: Havoc 02

Author: S.E. Jakes

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Novel (254 Pages)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 24 24, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: An ATF agent who lives for danger finds what he craves from an outlaw biker.

It’s impossible for a one-percenter motorcycle club member to simply walk away—and no one knows that better than undercover agent Bram, who’s almost killed for trying. His cover isn’t blown—yet—but it’s only a matter of time. The Heathens won’t be satisfied until he’s dead, so he decides to lay low and heal.

But when his younger brother’s disappearance throws a wrench into his plan, Bram ends up in Shades Run, a town ruled by the notorious Havoc MC. In less than twenty-four hours, Bram finds himself at the mercy of Sweet, Havoc’s president, as he throws himself into the undercover role of a lifetime: himself. A man who’s never belonged anywhere, and who will do anything to protect his younger brother.

When finding Linc seems impossible, Bram is torn between Sweet, Linc, and revealing his true identities . . . and there appears to be no way out. Once again, he risks it all trying to save it all. Only this time he’s got no backup to save him if he falls.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-4712

Product Link: Riptide | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Bram is ATF and has been undercover in one of the deadliest motorcycle gangs for close o two years. He was basically a probie and was suppose to be brought in fully. Which means getting his ass kicked, however he decided it was time to get out. To bad they caught on and kicked his ass, dead man walking. Then he got the call, his little brother was missing.

Sweet is the head leader of Havoc, a motorcycle club that was just as deadly if not more. However they also had honor. Sweet could kill when needed so why was he not wanting to kill Bram. A man looking for his brother, a member of another club who was a traitor and surprise of all, ATF.

After reading the first book I was not looking forward to this story. However it turned out better than I thought it would. It is a long drawn out book but the action made up for it. Although I will admit that the action felt a little low for what gangs or clubs usually are. Also there was the fact that this guy was law enforcement and didn’t really come off like it. It makes you wonder what truly happens with undercovers. The characters just seem a bit more fluff then actual bad guys.

There was something missing from the whole book. You have adventure mixed in with danger and kinky sex, but it just wasn’t enough to draw me in like it should have. The story did catch my attention and keep it, but it didn’t make me want to read more. I really liked Sweet and his past does give me more insight into his character but he comes off more like a old man in parts. Bram comes off as weak and not like the character he is suppose to be. I did like that he would do anything for his brother and that brought him up in my eyes.

The story itself is well told and only a few writing errors that were noticed. The pace was a little slower than I would have liked but still was much better than the first one. It is still a little dry to me but it is still a good read. However I hate to admit that I just really didn’t care for it like I should have.

Listener’s Remains by L. Julia Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Listener’s Remains

by

L. Julia

Gillen Lynch has a complicated relationship with his brother-in-law, Eduardo Sanchez. Gillen hasn’t mentioned his attraction to Eduardo; Eduardo hasn’t mentioned he’s a mind reader. Betrayed by the deception and mortified by his attraction to his sister’s spouse, Gillen decides to take it out on Eduardo by killing him.

Murdering a mind reader is no easy task, but this isn’t the first time Gillen has killed. His other victims didn’t mean anything to him, and they definitely didn’t use their dying breaths to copy their minds into Gillen’s head. Now, with no barriers between them, Gillen can’t stop Eduardo from digging up the secrets he’d hoped to take to his grave. He’s scared, powerless, and unprepared to face the fallout of his actions as he flees from both the cops and a group of mysterious pursuers who are as connected to Eduardo as he is.

With his pursuers closing in on him and Eduardo threatening to tear him apart from the inside, Gillen must overcome his self-hatred and take back his mind. If he can’t, he’ll be at the mercy of the man who has every right to want him dead.

Warning: depictions of abuse, dubious consent, graphic violence, and infidelity

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Lights and Siren by Lisa Henry

Title: Lights and Sirens

Series: Emergency Services 02

Author: Lisa Henry

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (231 Pages)

Publisher: Lisa Henry (September 13, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Paramedic Hayden Kinsella is single and the life of the party. He likes driving fast and saving lives, and he doesn’t do relationships—he does hookups. Except he wouldn’t hook up with copper Matt Deakin if he were the last guy on the planet. Hayden thinks the feeling is mutual . . . until clearing the air leads to a drunken one-night stand, which leads to something neither of them was expecting: a genuine connection.

Police officer Matt Deakin moved to Townsville to take care of his elderly grandfather. In between keeping an eye on Grandad, renovating his house, and the demands of his job, he somehow finds himself in a tentative relationship with Hayden and very slowly gets to know the damaged guy beneath the happy-go-lucky persona.

But the stressors of shift work, fatigue, and constant exposure to trauma threaten to tear Hayden and Matt apart before they’ve even found their footing together. In the high-pressure lives of emergency services workers, it turns out it’s not the getting together part that’s hard, it’s the staying together.

ISBN: 9780463131084

Product Link: Smashwords | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Hayden and Matt didn’t really have a good start. Matt had given Hayden a speeding ticket and Hayden had flirted with him. Now every time they came across Hayden kept sneering at him and talking crap about him. That is until one night and they figured out that their actions had been taken wrong. Now here he was slowly getting to know the man.

Matt had thought that Hayden had flirted with him to get out of a ticket. Had he known that the man had liked him, things would have gone a little smoother. Then after several incidents going wrong, Hayden had lost his place in the world. It was going to take Matt some time, but he would get the smart ass back in place.

At first I will admit that this story didn’t really do anything for me. It has humor in it but it was mixed with a tone that didn’t do it any justice. However once I got into it, the story actually got better. I will tell you to have tissues waiting because there are some pretty strong feelings going on. Not all of those feelings have to do with their love life, but life itself. The characters are strong but I didn’t see an alpha character with them. They were more on an equal level.

I was actually quite surprised and very entertained once I got into it. I didn’t much care for the cover though, it just didn’t do the story right. It has an even pace to it but the story itself was a little dry.

Overall the story was pretty good. I can’t say that it will be read more than once though. I didn’t get a chance to read the first book, but I will be checking it out later.

Running Wild by S.E. Jakes

Title: Running Wild

Series: Havoc 01

Author: S.E. Jakes

Genre: Contemporary, Action

Length: Novel (280 Pages)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (June 28, 2014)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Embrace the danger.

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-4712

Product Link: Riptide | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Sean has done quite a bit of things that would be considered bad, but he always looks out for his friends. Stealing cars is what he is good at and what he craves, although he is damn good at fixing them too. Stealing cars and racing them seems to be his main drug of choice. He went in to the army to stay out of jail and lost one of his best friends to it. Now he tried to get out of that life, but his other best friend just can’t seem to stop. So he does it to help, but it almost gets him killed.

Ryker was also damn good at stealing cars and running with the Havoc motorcycle club. They seem to be a bad club to get into but then you see the good they are doing as well. Protecting those that need to be protected. Now he needs to protect the one man he loves.

I am not even sure where to go with this review. I can’t say that I like it or even that I hate it. It is a very long drawn out story that just didn’t keep my attention like it should have. It starts off a bit confusing and just kept on going. It is a very well told story but to me it had so much in it that it did the exact opposite of what it should have done. I liked Ryker but didn’t really care for Sean at all. His head is so far up his ass that I am surprised he could breathe. He does everything to protect his best friend, but his best friend needs his ass kicked to the curb. I didn’t like the way the whole book went.

It took so long to even get to the love part of the story that I wasn’t sure it would ever get there. If it had been written with the positive of the club instead of the negative it might have been a better read. When I started reading the book I was hoping that it was more like protection, body guard and kicking ass, but then I realized it was focused more on the idiots stealing cars. Total let down if I say so. The action in the story was not even a big impact in the story.

I am sorry that the whole book was just disappointing to me and I can’t say that I look forward to reading the next book in fear that it will come off the same way. We will see how it goes though. For now I am sorry to say that this book was not for me.

Running Blind by S.E. Jakes Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have S.E. Jakes popping in today with the tour for her long awaited release Running Blind, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Running Blind

(Havoc 02)
by

S.E. Jakes

An ATF agent who lives for danger finds what he craves from an outlaw biker.

It’s impossible for a one-percenter motorcycle club member to simply walk away—and no one knows that better than undercover agent Bram, who’s almost killed for trying. His cover isn’t blown—yet—but it’s only a matter of time. The Heathens won’t be satisfied until he’s dead, so he decides to lay low and heal.

But when his younger brother’s disappearance throws a wrench into his plan, Bram ends up in Shades Run, a town ruled by the notorious Havoc MC. In less than twenty-four hours, Bram finds himself at the mercy of Sweet, Havoc’s president, as he throws himself into the undercover role of a lifetime: himself. A man who’s never belonged anywhere, and who will do anything to protect his younger brother.

When finding Linc seems impossible, Bram is torn between Sweet, Linc, and revealing his true identities . . . and there appears to be no way out. Once again, he risks it all trying to save it all. Only this time he’s got no backup to save him if he falls.

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Lights and Sirens by Lisa Henry Blog Tour, Guest Post, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Lights and Sirens

(Emergency Services 02)
by

Lisa Henry

Paramedic Hayden Kinsella is single and the life of the party. He likes driving fast and saving lives, and he doesn’t do relationships—he does hookups. Except he wouldn’t hook up with copper Matt Deakin if he were the last guy on the planet. Hayden thinks the feeling is mutual . . . until clearing the air leads to a drunken one-night stand, which leads to something neither of them was expecting: a genuine connection.

Police officer Matt Deakin moved to Townsville to take care of his elderly grandfather. In between keeping an eye on Grandad, renovating his house, and the demands of his job, he somehow finds himself in a tentative relationship with Hayden and very slowly gets to know the damaged guy beneath the happy-go-lucky persona.

But the stressors of shift work, fatigue, and constant exposure to trauma threaten to tear Hayden and Matt apart before they’ve even found their footing together. In the high-pressure lives of emergency services workers, it turns out it’s not the getting together part that’s hard, it’s the staying together.

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One-Eyed Royals by Cordelia Kingsbridge Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Cordelia Kingsbridge stopping by today with her new release One-Eyed Royals we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 Riptide GC, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Cordelia: Thanks for checking out the blog tour for One-Eyed Royals, the fourth book in the Seven of Spades series!

We left Levi and Dominic broken up and broken-hearted. But there are new threats facing Las Vegas, and crossing paths on a case again is just their luck…

One-Eyed Royals

(Seven of Spades 04)
by

Cordelia Kingsbridge

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Cash Plays, book three of Seven of Spades.

Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction, Levi despairs of ever catching the Seven of Spades. The ruthless vigilante’s body count continues to climb, and it’s all Levi can do to keep up with the carnage.

When Levi’s and Dominic’s paths keep crossing in the investigation of a kidnapping ring with a taste for mutilation, it feels like history repeating itself. Thrown together by fate once again, they reluctantly join forces in their hunt for the mastermind behind the abductions.

But the Seven of Spades hates sharing the spotlight, and they have an ace in the hole: a new batch of victims with a special connection to Levi. Their murders send shockwaves through Las Vegas and change the rules of the game forever.

The Seven of Spades has upped the ante. If Levi and Dominic don’t play their cards right, they’ll end up losing everything.

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Love and Mystery Box Set by W.S. Long

Title: Love and Mystery Box Set

Series: Love & Mystery

Author: W.S. Long

Genre: Thriller, Erotic

Length: Novel (322pgs)

Publisher: JMS Books LLC (June 23, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Both books in W.S. Long’s best-selling Love and Mystery series are now available together in one box set! Contains the stories:

Love and Murder — Jake Chandler is a struggling small-town Florida lawyer, and his life is falling apart. His ex-wife makes seeing his daughter difficult, his boyfriend Noah may be cheating on him, and his money woes are growing. Jake hopes that a new murder defense case will help with his money woes, but his ex-wife Elena is the prosecutor. It’s bad enough she has to fight with him over custody of their daughter. Now she wants nothing more than to beat him in the courtroom, too.

And then people around him start dying.

First, an ex-lover gets his brains blown out while he and Jake have coffee. The danger comes even closer. Then Jake meets handsome FBI agent Xavier, who is investigating the crimes surrounding him. Can Jake trust this new man in his life? Is Xavier who he says he is? Or does his involvement put Jake and those he loves in even more danger?

Love and Pain — After their too-thrilling courtship that included capturing his former lover’s killer, Jake Chandler has started a new life for himself with FBI agent Xavier. Living together is wonderful, but moving to Washington D.C. has resulted in temporary jobs that don’t last long. When Jake finally lucks out on a too-good-to-be-true position with a big law firm, Xavier suspects Jake’s new boss is crooked.

With some sleuthing, snooping, and close calls, Jake gets deeper into trouble at work, and conflicts with Xavier make his world start to crumble. When a key witness is shot to death in front of Jake, they both begin to realize how high the stakes are. Can Jake and Xavier get through these threats and find happiness with each other?

ISBN: 9781634866385

Product Link: JMS Books | Amazon US Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Love and Murder:

Jake is a small town lawyer with his own firm. He’s in a relationship with Noah, the man he cheated on his ex with. There is a lot of bringing up the past with his his ex wife and ex lovers coming into the picture from time to time. I wondered if Jake actually knew how to be faithful to anyone. A murder has Frank hiring him to represent him in a murder trial. This case was wild with two other murders happening a long the way. Twists and turns abound as the killer or killers are tracked down as well as Jake meeting a new love interest that turns out to be someone he knows but doesn’t remember at first. I was disappointed we never found out who killed Hannah.

Love and Pain:

This book takes place a year after book one. Xavier, the FBI agent from book one, and Jake have moved in together and are trying to make a go of things. Between Jake not coming to grips with certain aspects of his past and Xavier keeping things from Jake the two have some disagreements from time to time. A job opportunity presents itself to Jake that may not be what it seems and the past comes back to haunt Jake.

I honestly enjoyed both these stories. There was no shortage of action, drama and suspense that seemed to follow Jake at all turns. Danger is around every corner and even the heroes are injured from time to time. The things that kept me from loving the first book was all the cheating that was brought up. It was obvious to me that Jake was never ready to commit to all those other relationships so it confused me as to why he married Elena and committed to the others. The second and most upsetting thing for me was all the sentences with missing words or words that were added that did not need to be there. This made for constantly having to reread sentences to understand what the story was trying to say at times. Not to mention Jake’s name was used when it should have been Xavier’s.

Love & Mystery by W.S. Long Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have W.S. Long popping in today with the tour for the Love & Mystery Boxset, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Love & Mystery

by

W.S. Long

Love and Murder — Jake Chandler is a struggling small-town Florida lawyer, and his life is falling apart. His ex-wife makes seeing his daughter difficult, his boyfriend Noah may be cheating on him, and his money woes are growing. Jake hopes that a new murder defense case will help with his money woes, but his ex-wife Elena is the prosecutor. It’s bad enough she has to fight with him over custody of their daughter. Now she wants nothing more than to beat him in the courtroom, too.

And then people around him start dying.

First, an ex-lover gets his brains blown out while he and Jake have coffee. The danger comes even closer. Then Jake meets handsome FBI agent Xavier, who is investigating the crimes surrounding him. Can Jake trust this new man in his life? Is Xavier who he says he is? Or does his involvement put Jake and those he loves in even more danger?

Love and Pain — After their too-thrilling courtship that included capturing his former lover’s killer, Jake Chandler has started a new life for himself with FBI agent Xavier. Living together is wonderful, but moving to Washington D.C. has resulted in temporary jobs that don’t last long. When Jake finally lucks out on a too-good-to-be-true position with a big law firm, Xavier suspects Jake’s new boss is crooked.

With some sleuthing, snooping, and close calls, Jake gets deeper into trouble at work, and conflicts with Xavier make his world start to crumble. When a key witness is shot to death in front of Jake, they both begin to realize how high the stakes are. Can Jake and Xavier get through these threats and find happiness with each other?

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Dying Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller

Title: Dying Soldier

Series: Shadow Unit 04

Author: Jamie Lynn Miller

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (160pgs)

Publisher: Jamie Lynn Miller (16th July 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Serving with the elite anti-terrorism task force known as Shadow Unit, Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller have faced arms dealers, drug lords, terrorists, rogue CIA agents and biological weapons. But with the unconditional support of their team, and more importantly, their love for one another, they possess the strength to survive any challenge.

But how do you fight an enemy you can’t see? When a mission in Sierra Leone takes an unexpected turn, Connor and Shawn find themselves under quarantine and in isolation, their lives hanging in the balance between life and death. This time, their team is on the outside, looking in. Have Connor and Shawn finally found themselves in a battle they cannot win?

ISBN: 978-1387922741

Product Link: Payhip | paperback: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Connor and Shawn have survived being shot and stabbed, but it looks like a disease just might kill them both. Saving a tribe from a mad man, leads to a kiss on the cheek by a sweet older woman who just happes to have a major disease that doesn’t have a good chance at survival. Now they will have to fight an unseen battle to survive.

This book showed quite a bit of change from the previous books and I must say that it was better then I had expected. I had gone in to it not really wanting to even start it, but I have always finished a complete series without giving up, well mostly. The characters have grown quite a bit and their passion shows in it. The dialog worked better with this book and I was quite surprised by it.

I can’t say that I would read it more than once though. I am not really a fan of series that follow the same characters and there are probably only a few that have written it the way it keeps a readers attention. They still don’t come off the way their past shows them to be. They don’t really come off a military or any other black op members. That doesn’t really do a story if they don’t grow more in their stages of life. The love they have for each other however has grown quite a bit and is more believable then ever.

I am still not a fan of these books and can’t say that I would recommend them. However after this story the author might change my mind. We will just have to wait and see.

Hunted Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller

Title: Hunted Soldier

Series: Shadow Unit 03

Author: Jamie Lynn Miller

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (210pgs)

Publisher: Jamie Lynn Miller (May 12, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Blurb: The hunters become the hunted when the past returns to haunt Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller with deadly vengeance. In the wake of the harrowing missions in India and Pakistan, Connor struggles to come to terms with causing the accidental death of a child, while Shawn tries to put Julian’s betrayal behind him. Adding to the emotional fallout, new trials arise – the appearance of a young man from Connor’s past turned stalker may have fatal consequences for him, while Shawn must confront his former heroin addiction and break free of the hold it still has on him. The challenges continue when a Shadow Unit undercover op in Bangladesh to shut down the pipeline of terrorists being smuggled into the UK draws Shawn and Connor into a web of lies and deceit from a man hell bent on exacting revenge on the two soldiers – demanding a life for a life. Will Connor and Shawn survive? Or will the jungle become their final resting place?

ISBN: B071J495K9

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Connor’s past comes back to haunt him even though it was not his doing. The child of the man who had killed his family wanted revenge. And the brother of his target was also coming for them. Connor and Shawn barely have time to recoup from their last mission to only end up in trouble again.

There is quite a pattern with these stories. There is no shock and no surprise to them. There is no heat to this story nor the guys. There is no passion in the sex scenes which is boring as hell. The guys are not developing the way they should. In fact the story should have excelled from the last two books but there is no change in the way the story is told. It is monotone to the point that one would fall a sleep. I have trouble getting through the story. Now I will admit that this one was a tad bit better then the others but not by much.

I was quite disappointed in this book and have trouble with even wanting to read them. The story feels rushed and dull. There is so much potential but it hurts the heart to see them fail. I am sorry but I doubt that I would bother mentioning to anyone else to read.

Ash and Cinders by Rodd Clark Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Ash and Cinders

(The Gabriel Church Tales 03)
by

Rodd Clark

Christian Maxwell is resigned when Gabe tells him he’s leaving Seattle to protect him, until the truth sinks in, and Chris realizes he may never see Gabe again. Reacting in anger, the two part with cold hostility instead of a warm and loving embrace.

Deciding not to fight Chris’s obvious disapproval, Gabe leaves anyway, heading south in his faithful Dodge pickup.

Gabriel Church is a wanted man, and when he landed in Sonora, California, he believed it would be the first stop in his continuing journey. Road blind and far too weary to continue driving, he has no way of knowing he is about to run out of luck.

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72 Hours by Clare London ~ Audiobook

Title: 72 Hours

Author: Clare London

Narrator: Michael Pauley

Genre: Contemporary, Thriller

Length: 9 hours, 31 minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (9th August 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Tanner Mackay and Niall Sutherland were once far more than just fellow intelligence agents. But then a mission went horribly wrong and everything fell apart, sending Tanner into hiding and splitting the team and their affair wide apart. Now an unknown traitor is threatening the team, and their ex-boss is determined to reunite them before it’s too late. She finds Tanner in a run-down trailer park, bringing with her a most unwelcome refugee in need of temporary sanctuary: Niall, the man he thought he’d never have to face again. The man he’s sure feels exactly the same in return. Trapped in a situation that’s both claustrophobic and highly dangerous, Tanner and Niall will have to revisit their past and reconsider their perceptions, their loyalties, and their desires, in order to survive, let alone forge a future together.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Clare London is not unfamiliar author to me – I’ve read a few of her books in the past, although 72 Hours is the first audio book I’ve heard from the same author. However, I will say from the outset that this book for me was not as enjoyable as other books. Yet, I will also say that the narration by Michael Pauley really did add to the book in a way that kept me going. This is the first time I’ve heard Pauley’s narration (that I can think of anyway) and I really enjoyed his tone and inflection throughout the story.

As for the book itself, Tanner and Niall work for some sort of shady, MI6 type of agency and they are currently in all sorts of trouble. Their affair ended in a mess when their personal life spilled over into a mission that they were working together and left their reputations in tatters. Tanner decided that it was best to all but fall off the face of the earth, while Niall continued. When the agency is compromised, and Niall is need of a safe house, it is Tanner who is meant to be the knight in shining armour.

While I found the book enjoyable and the story well-paced for the most part, I know that there were a couple things that really detracted from my enjoyment of the story. For the most part these guys took miscommunication and childish antics to a level that makes me wonder how the hell these guys made it as secret agents and successfully pulled off missions before they got together. One thing that

I thought was pulled off well was the writing from Tanner’s POV – because despite my earlier criticism it was great to see him grow by the end of the book, because let’s face it he was a bit whiny at the start of the book. I will admit, I really liked their chemistry and it really worked. Unfortunately, though, for me there was a lot of unnecessary drama and a predictable villain that detracted from the storyline, which overall was really fun.

Rogue Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller

Title: Rogue Soldier

Series: Shadow Unit 02

Author: Jamie Lynn Miller

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (170 Pages)

Publisher: (July 4, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Blurb: Shadow Unit may have overturned the illegal arms cartel in Kuala Lumpur, but the harrowing undercover op left emotional scars on Sergeants Shawn Weller and Connor Finley. Slowly, patiently, they piece their partnership back together, closer now than ever before.

Until a new mission threatens to tear them apart.

When Connor accidentally kills a civilian, he questions his job, his abilities, his worth. A timely offer of promotion seems his only way out, even though it means transferring out of Shadow Unit and away from Shawn.

The arrival of Julian Montgomery, Shawn’s former CIA handler and lover, further strains their relationship. Julian knows all of Shawn’s secrets as well as the past Shawn has kept hidden from Connor. Now the self-serving Julian wants Shawn back–with the CIA and with him. No one will get in his way. Including Connor.

When the joint Shadow Unit/CIA mission to stop the supplier of a deadly biological weapon goes sideways, Connor is captured, tortured, and used as a human test subject. It’s a race against time to save his life. But who can Shawn trust?

And who has gone rogue?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-423-4-8

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Recovering from a previous op and now about to set out on a new one. One that brings someone from the past back full force. Shawn’s old lover and boss from the CIA, but he doesn’t trust someone so cold. Then Connor accidentally kills a child when going after his father. It leaves Connor questioning his whole existence. Now they are going after another, and with Julian in the mix things are bound to get well you can guess.

Well at least they were changing who gets hurt in this book. It is about the same characters as in book one. No imagination needed to figure out who the bad guy is and there is no surprises. This book was better with the plot, but it felt like it was just as rushed as the first one. There was absolutely no spark of life coming from the book. The cover was dull and not a bit like the two soldiers who have the past that they do. Shawn believes that Julian is bad news but then he basically drops it in away. The whole story had potential but it failed to deliver.

The story felt very off and dull. I did not connect with the characters and didn’t see any true heat. Even the sex scenes were boring to me. The writing never really changes. I hate to admit that this book was poorly done and did not a thing for me. It will be put in the never to read again column. I truly can’t say if I would recommend this book to anyone. We will see if it gets any better in the next book.

Broken Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller

Title: Broken Soldier

Series: Shadow Unit 01

Author: Jamie Lynn Miller

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary, BDSM

Length: Novella

Publisher: Jamie Lynn Miller (March 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Blurb: Sergeant Connor Finley and Sergeant Shawn Weller are dedicated soldiers working covert ops for Shadow Unit — a joint UK/US anti-terrorism task force.

Partners in the field and out, they had been through hell together for the last four years and made it through standing side by side. But when their latest undercover op to bring down an arms dealer plunges them into a world of drugs, sex and violence, Shawn must literally get in bed with the enemy in order to complete the mission. And Connor is forced to watch, helpless, as his partner is broken into pieces.

Will love be enough to put them both back together or will this be their final mission?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-423-4-8

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Connor and Shawn were not only teammates but lovers. They were part of an anti-terrorism task force sent in to for the worst. It took them into dangerous situations and could cost them their lives. Although they have not done what is about to be done. Shawn was going to have to get real close and personal with the target.

Even though Shawn gave his conscent for the sex between him and Jae, to me it was still rape. I started reading this before I remembered I have read it once before and ditched the book. It has drug use, which we knew about from the warning on the blurb, so it might be trigger to some. The story did have potential but the way the author took it made the book bottom out for me. It was more drug and sex, then actual story. It felt like you were being dropped into the team without warning. It actually felt like the actual story was just a back drop to what was really going on.

The first thing I noticed was the cover, it doesn’t match the guys at all, so that was a bad sign. Now a drug, arms dealer who deals with death would not take some guy off the streets to back him up, so that was another sign. This book was definitely lacking in background and major information that would lead up into the actual story. Then there is the big boss who is just going to let his man go in there and get high as a kite to get the bad guy, that is a big NO. There was definitely no research done into black ops or at least something believeable. I couldn’t even get a good read on the actual case.

Overall this book is going into my never to read again folder. It was lacking so much to make it a good story. The characters needed a bit more edge to even make them real to me. It did show a true drug addict’s reaction though so I will give that part props. This story felt rushed and not well thought out. I hate to admit that this book was definitely not my kind of book.