Starting From Zero by Lane Hayes Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Lane Hayes stopping by today with her new release Starting From Zero, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $25 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~

Starting From Zero

(Starting From… 01)
by

Lane Hayes

Justin Cuevas is going through a rough patch. A broken relationship, a scandal, and the demise of his band have shaken the aspiring rock star’s confidence. Working two jobs and sleeping on his friend’s sofa isn’t ideal, but Justin isn’t ready to give up yet. With a little luck, he’s hoping to re-launch his music career in LA with his new band, Zero. The key is to stay focused, and not get distracted by his past…or the sexy songwriter he can’t get out of his head.

Gray Robertson has written dozens of hits and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. But he’s never met anyone like Justin. The younger man is fiery, passionate, and smart. A powerful voice for a new generation. Other than an unforgettable one-night stand and a passion for music, the two men have nothing in common. Or do they? Justin knows the out-of-the-blue challenge to write a quintessential love song is a huge opportunity. And it’s the ultimate test for someone who’s doesn’t believe in happily ever after. When sparks fly, Justin and Gray realize they have a shot something special if they start from zero together. Maybe even love.

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Life Is A Stevie Wonder Song by V.L. Locey Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have V.L. Locey popping in today with her new re-release Life Is A Stevie Wonder Song, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway where you can win one of V.L’s backlist titles, so guys check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Life Is A Stevie Wonder Song

by

V.L. Locey

Authors know that their muse is a fickle creature. Best-selling spy novelist Steven Ramsey has been in a hate-hate relationship with his inspiration for months. When Steven’s publisher lays a legal ultimatum upon him, with a rapidly approaching deadline, he knows he must do something to kick-start his creativity or face the unemployment line. His daughter comes up with a possible answer: a summer camp for the creative soul. With nothing to lose, Steven packs up his laptop, phonograph, and beloved record albums and heads from Greenwich Village to the Catskill Mountains.

There, among a horde of college students attending for extra credits, is Declan Pomeroy, a photographer of fey creatures who is twenty-two years younger than Steven. The woods are a magical place, and he quickly finds himself falling under the spell of the free-spirited photographer. Confusion wars with desire as Steven succumbs to the feelings welling up inside. But, sadly, summer camp always must end. Can a man who has just found himself really leave the person that makes his heart sing?

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Dom of Ages by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams ~ Audiobook

K.C. Wells & Parker Williams - Dom of Ages Cover AudioTitle: Dom of Ages

Series: Collars & Cuffs 07

Author: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary  

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Length: 10 hrs. 9 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (16th January 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Eli may only be 30, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. So what if Jarod is probably 20 years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? All he can see is what he’s always wanted – a sub who wants to serve.

Jarod spent 24 years with his Master before fate took him. Four years on, Jarod is still lost, so when a young Dom takes charge, Jarod rolls with it and finds himself serving again. But he keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop. Because there’s going to come a point when Eli realizes he’s a laughingstock in the club. Who would want to be seen with a 50-year-old sub?

After several missteps, Eli realizes that in order to find happiness, they will need friends who will understand. At a friend’s insistence, he visits Collars & Cuffs, where they are met with open arms. As they settle in to their new life, Eli begins to see things differently and he dares to think he can have it all. Until a phone call threatens to take it all away.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK    

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: This was an excellently written BDSM story with an interesting twist. Instead of all the trite hot young twink subs, we’re provided a fine mature man of 50 filling the submissive role. The introduction is a tear jerker for sure. But as we read on and get to know both partners, a true romance, not just a kinkfest, develops. Not to say there isn’t plenty of kink. We get a bit of restraint, a little pain, precision tools, and some deprivation, but it’s all well written, and flows with mutual chemistry. The support characters are a joy to read and had me smiling the whole time I listened, and that’s saying something because I was raking leaves. I’m sure my family had to wonder what the hell was going on.

Only one little thing stuck in my craw, the narrators voice for Jarod made him sound like he’s an 80 year old geezer more often than not. My hubby is 54, and I can tell you he’s no geezer, and his voice is not strained. That is the only reason I rated the narration like that. Joel does well with the narration everywhere else. Once I got beyond that I could appreciate how each character had their own distinctive voice. My favorite character in this story was actually Maggy, Jarod’s mother. Not only did the narrator make her sound just like the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey, she’s just as wild and kinky as her son! Made me laugh out loud. 

If you like some bondage with your boyfriends and you’re in agreement with me that with age comes refinement and richness, then you’ll love this story. I did not read the previous books, and though they are all tied together, this read fine as a standalone. Dom of Ages was a pleasure to listen to, Wells and Williams make a great team, and I know I look forward to giving the rest of the series a try!

Suck the Savage Beast by James Cox

James Cox - Suck the Savage Beast CoverTitle: Suck the Savage Beast

Series:  Sons of Outlaws # 3

Author: James Cox

Genre: Futuristic, May-December, Sci-Fi, MC Romance

Length: Novella (106 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 17, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Earth beasts are sexier than he expected…

Welliver is a scientist first and an Outlaw MC member second. He’s the smartest man in the crew that’s exploring Earth to create a new home. But when a monster attacks them and he’s separated from the crew, he is saved by a savage and sexy beast.

The beast doesn’t remember his name. He was sent to the Earth prison when he was a boy and left behind when the prison was evacuated. Beast has spent nearly twenty years alone on Earth, trying to survive this dangerous world. He’s the best hope humans have for staying alive with these new threats.

Beast doesn’t understand it’s not okay to lick strangers, or the whole wearing clothes thing, but neither man is prepared for the attraction between them. Welliver will have to pull on his Outlaw MC heritage to endure the wilds of Earth but how will survive the savage beast?

ISBN: 978-1-77339-149-6

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/suck-the-savage-beast-by-james-cox/

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Welliver is on the mission to earth to scout out a safe place to live. He is super smart and knows it. When things go bad he is the one called on to fix the problem. Case in point when the creatures attack the ship. Unfortunately Welliver is too far away and has no chance getting to the safety of the ship so he takes off into the unknown. About to be attacked. A sexy, naked man comes to the rescue and saves Welliver from being eaten.

Beast has been alone on earth since the prison was deserted twenty years before. He cannot remember his name but he does know that he wants Welliver. Things progress nicely between these two. 

I loved this book. Beast is dangerous and sexy a definite plus for me. Welliver is smart and handsome. I loved how Welliver went through the system and discovered who Beast was. The interactions between these two were hot.

Amazing and fascinating read from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Stealing His Dangling Jewels by James Cox

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Series:  N/A

Author: James Cox

Genre: Contemporary/ Erotic/ May/December

Length: 93 pages

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (March 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Lucas Harper made a name for himself by winning the lottery—a ticket that no one knows he stole. He bought his own private island, goes through men like underwear, and wastes money on lavish things. Or so everyone thinks.

Phoenix is the sexy thief that not only sleeps with Lucas, but drugs him and steals his dangling jewels. Literally. His mark has five million-dollar gems dangling from pubic piercings. Phoenix didn’t expect to feel bad about taking those little beauties. All he had to do was make it off the island and back home so he could use the overpriced rocks to get his mother into rehab.

Things don’t go quite as planned when Lucas catches up with him and they’re both trapped by a vicious storm…

ISBN: 978-1-77233-762-4

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/stealing-his-dangling-jewels-by-james-cox/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Wow this story was amazing. Lucas wins the lottery with a stolen ticket. Phoenix is dealing with a lot in his young life. So much so, that I was extremely concerned for him and how he would make it.

Each man is trying to deal with external and internal struggles they best they can, given their individual circumstances. I really enjoyed the well-balanced nature of this story as it progressed. What I did not enjoy was all the errors. But that’s the editors fault not the authors.

Great story that packs an emotional pack. Loved it.

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To Live Again by L.A. Witt

to-live-againTitle: To Live Again

Series: Distance Between Us, #6

Author: L.A. Witt

Genre: May/December Romance

Length: 253 pages

Publisher: Samhain Publishing (April 12th 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The heart doesn’t take requests. It calls the tune.

Greg Douglas’s wife surprised him with an early 25th anniversary gift: a divorce. Staying with friends Ethan and Rhett seems like a good idea, just until he gets back on his feet. The guys have an even better idea to take his mind off his troubles—take him out to explore the other half of his bisexuality.

After a quarter century suppressing his hidden desires, he’s not waiting any longer. Especially not after laying eyes on the gorgeous deejay at Wilde’s.

Deejay and single dad Sailo Isaia isn’t looking for anything serious. He’s definitely not out to be a sexual teacher, never mind to a man almost two decades his senior. But as Greg gets the hang of having a male lover, Sailo can’t help himself. They both keep coming back for more. And more. And more.

But a few nagging questions hold Sailo back from giving his whole heart. Is this just Greg’s midlife crisis and rebound fling? Or a chance to fill that empty space—forever—for both Sailo and his beloved son?

Product Warnings:  Contains an older guy who’s waited half his life for this, a younger guy who didn’t realize how lonely he was, and some very hot visits to the upstairs VIP lounge at Wilde’s. Author is not responsible for readers who can no longer look at a leather booth the same way again.

ISBN: 9781619231733

Product Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5767/to-live-again

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: Even though I couldn’t remember who Greg was for the life of me, I couldn’t put this book down once I started it. Not only was it beautifully written, but the characters are very real and very easy to connect with. This was the perfect blend of fiction that could very well be a real life story because nothing was exaggerated or far-fetched. The characters’ reactions are easy to understand and felt very real. And the sex was…….*falls over dead or in a sex-induced coma* hot!!!

Greg is in his late forties, has been a family man his whole life and has a lot to show for all the years spent with his wife: three beautiful children between the ages of 18 and 23, a cute granddaughter he loves with all his heart, 25 years of beautiful, priceless memories and……. a brand new divorce certificate with the ink still wet. Two weeks before their 25th wedding anniversary Greg’s wife tells him things between them are no longer working and she wants a divorce.

Blindsided, brokenhearted and confused, Greg temporarily moves in with his long-time friends Ethan and Rhett. Ethan and Rhett help Greg realize that his marriage was over a good while before his wife decided to end it. But, that doesn’t mean Greg doesn’t hurt still. What hurts him the most is the feeling of failure. Especially once he learns his wife has been cheating on him.

I have to say when I realized Greg was living with the (in) famous duo I was terrified a threesome was going to happen. Because, we know how much Ethan and Rhett love to bring a third in their bedroom. Fortunately, they helped him get laid, but they didn’t exactly do the laying. Greg decides it’s time to be 100% honest with himself and admit he’s bisexual, even though he’s never acted on his attraction towards men.

Ethan and Rhett take Greg to Wilde’s for a night of fun, and Greg literally stumbles across Sailo, the beautiful deejay. Sailo is 10 years younger than Greg and he’s the father of a six-year-old boy he is co-parenting with a lesbian couple that are also his best friends. Right from the beginning they acknowledge Sailo is Greg’s rebound. That this is the first time Greg gives into his attraction towards men and there are absolutely no expectations that their sexual relationship might be something more.

I really liked Sailo and Greg together, because they had an instant, believable, natural chemistry that was just enough to keep the sexual tension simmer throughout the book. While Greg and Sailo indulge in many deliciously hot sexual adventures, the sex wasn’t gratuitous and I didn’t feel like there was too much of it. Oh lord, did those two set the sheets on fire!!! And to make it even better, Greg is a gay sex virgin…yum!

There is a beautiful friendship that develops between these two and I loved how frank and honest Greg was when it came to his feelings towards his ex-wife and his emotional state after the divorce. The divorce wasn’t swept under the rug just because Greg discovered the delights of gay sex, and that’s very realistic because there’s no way someone gets over the past 25 years overnight.

Another thing I absolutely loved is Greg’s relationship with his children, especially his sadness and angst when it came to his middle child, the kids’ easy acceptance of their father’s sexuality, and how nicely they accepted Sailo as part of their family.

This doesn’t sound good enough for you yet? What if I tell you there’s an amazing epilogue a year later that shows Greg and Sailo as a solid couple that celebrate their Christmas together with their families? That’s heartwarming and beautiful and the perfect way to end a book. The only thing I wanted and didn’t get is Sailo’s POV, but I don’t think it took away from the overall story.

I’m in love!

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The Way You Look Tonight by Jo Tannah

51D5mDxxQiL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Way You Look Tonight
Series: Standard, #2
Author: Jo Tannah
Genre: May-December Contemporary Romance
Length: 122 pages
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (February 12, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.
It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam; practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.

Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.
The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.

When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.

Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?

ISBN: 978-1-925222-77-7

Product Link(s): http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/the-way-you-look-tonight-by-jo-tannah/

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book by this author that I have read and I have to say it was a blast. I wasn’t really sure at first if I was going to like it, but damn it sure does get better. It is told from Jamie’s perspective and that was the part that I was not sure about. I am not one to normally like those types of books, but this one was a hit for me.

Jaime is from a very wealthy family and loved by his father. When things go down in the family his father does everything to protect his son. Jaime had wanted to be a doctor and he was damn good at it. Then his father was accused of fraud and things go to pieces. His father is determined to clear his name and make a life for his son. Jaime had just not expected to be sent to another country altogether.

He takes one look at the residency doctor and is fascinated with him. It would seem that the attraction is returned. Miles wants Jaime just as much.

There is a lot of action in this story, with a bit of mystery and suspense. I enjoyed this book quite a bit and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has out there. I can’t wait to read the next story.

This was a lot of fun and I would definitely recommend it.

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The Way You Look Tonight by Jo Tannah Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jo Tannah stopping by with the tour for her new release The Way You Look Tonight, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out that post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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The Way You Look Tonight

(The Standards 02)
by

Jo Tannah

As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.

It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam; practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.

Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.

The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.

When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.

Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?

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Whippersnapper by Michael Rupured

WhippersnapperLGTitle: Whippersnapper
Series: NA
Author: Michael Rupured
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 29th, 2016)
Heat Level: Low (no sexual content)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Tellumo Magnamater is a fresh-out-of-college, first-year English teacher at Salt Lick County High School in Kentucky. He rides the bus to and from work, and every day he walks to the gym behind his small efficiency apartment to exercise. Perhaps because of being raised by two lesbians, Tellumo is attracted to older men. He sets his sights on fifty-something available bachelor Oliver Crumbly.

But Tellumo isn’t the only resident interested in Oliver.
Peggy Tucker, a widow approaching her sixtieth birthday, is determined to marry again, and she thinks Oliver is her perfect match. Despite Tellumo and Peggy striking up a friendship at the gym, neither realizes they are interested in the same man. But the joke might be on both of them.

Oliver, a retired history teacher, is the original crotchety old man who hates everything and everybody—especially young people.

ISBN: 13: 9781613729403

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7275

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Tellumo has just moved to a new, small town in Kentucky. He is throwing himself into work ad worried he isn’t doing well enough. The only recreation he has is the gym after school, and occasional visits from his best friend, Melody. Raised by two moms he credits that for his affinity for older men. He has his eye on one in the Gym, but the Sliver Fox seems to avoid him.

Tellumo befriends a sweet older woman he met in the gym; little does he know she is trying to get the attention of the same man.
Oliver has decided five bad relationships are enough and is trying to enjoy his retirement. He is the epitome of a crotchety older man: fussing and griping about everyone and everything. The thing that bothers him the most is the younger generation always on their fancy phones.

This story was a laugh a minute. It is also one you need to make time to read in one sitting because you won’t want to put it down.
Whippersnapper is a character driven story about three people, Tellumo, Peggy, and Oliver. You get a well-written story about how these three meet, how their lives intertwine and a lot of surprises along the way.

It is a feel-good story with no sexual content and lots of laughs. I laughed so much my hubby must’ve thought I was nuts.
Though it’s not exactly a romance towards the end there is a little bit of romance; I highly recommend this story.

If you like funny stories with lots of interesting characters, unique main characters, humor with a touch of romance, you will love this book!

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Out! by JL Merrow

outTitle: Out!
Series: The Shamwell Tales, #3
Author: JL Merrow
Genre: Contemporary/Humor/ British
Length: 322 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (January 19th 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: When the costs are added up, will love land in the black?

Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small part of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Divorced when he could no longer deny his sexuality, he’s sworn off his workaholic ways and moved to Shamwell with his headstrong teen daughter to give her a stable home environment.

His resolve to put his love life on hold is severely tested when he joins a local organization and meets a lively yet intense young man who tempts him closer to the closet threshold.

Patrick Owen is an out-and-proud charity worker with strong principles—and a newly discovered weakness for an older man. One snag: Mark is adamant he’s not coming out to his daughter, and Patrick will be damned if he’s going to start a relationship with a lie.

Between Mark’s old-fashioned attitudes and a camp, flirtatious ex-colleague who wants Mark for himself, Patrick wonders if they’ll ever be on the same romantic page. And when Mark’s former career as a tax advisor clashes with Patrick’s social conscience, it could be the one stumbling block they can’t get past.
Product Warnings: Contains historically inaccurate Spartan costumes, mangled movie quotes, dubious mathematical logic and a three-legged pub crawl.

ISBN: 9781619229938

Product Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5697/out

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: I suppose this series is more comedy than anything else, innit? After a particularly intense book I chose Out! as a pick-me-up, because I knew it was going to be funny and light and I desperately needed something like it.

If you’ve read the previous books in this series, than you should be familiar with Patrick (remember that broken shin of his he got while playing cricket? Yep, that Patrick!). I know I’ve been hoping he would get his own book at some point, only Mark is definitely NOT someone I would’ve imagined as Patrick’s other half.

I’m not sure I liked Mark that much, although I can’t think of a reason why I didn’t. No, I can’t say I disliked him or hated him, and he was even funny most of the time. As a character I liked him a lot. As Patrick’s love interest…not so much. I didn’t think they were good together, and he whole age difference between them was so overdramatized, it annoyed the crap out of me.

Mark Nugent and his spitfire daughter, Fen, have recently moved to the small village of Shamwell in order for Fen to get a fresh start. Mark is closeted and old-fashioned, and he kind of acts like he’s 50 instead of 39. He makes such a big deal of the 14 years between him and Patrick. Everybody does. Like he’s old enough to be his father instead of just accepting it as it is. It drove me the hell insane!

Fen however, is hilarious, the epitome of teenage girl, with enough drama to drive everyone insane. She’s a smart cookie that one. Got her father all figured out and she’s playing him like a fiddle. But under her Goth exterior and smart mouth lays a girl with a heart the size of London. I really loved her for being so accepting and mature when it came to things that were really important.

I really liked the characters, especially the secondary ones, because they took away the focus from Patrick and Mark. Yeah, I KNOW that’s not supposed to be a good thing, but since I didn’t like them together that much, and I got extremely frustrated with Mark playing martyr in order to protect his innocent daughter (hah, what a joke!), the hilarious secondary characters made it all better.

Christ those guys can drink, as it seems like they’re known by bar owners everywhere.

This book, like the previous ones, is very lacking in the steam department, although this one is slightly more X-rated than the rest. We even have a sex scene, pretty descriptive and funny, although I didn’t enjoy it as much as i hoped i would.

5 STARS for the characters, especially Fen and David, I really loved them all!
2 STARS for the romance and unsuccessful matching of Mark and Patrick!

3.5 stars is my final rating.

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Jesse's Diner by Cardeno C. ~ Audiobook

5199m1iWBgL._AA300_Title: Jesse’s Diner
Series: Hope, #2
Author: Cardeno C
Narrator: Paul Morey
Genre: May/December Romance
Length: 2 hours and 49 minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC (12-22-2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.

Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another. All they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1Psw4TT

https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/jesses-diner-hope-book-2-unabridged/id1071035789

Reviewer: Tams

Review: What would you do if you knew your time here was about to expire? Jessie knows he won’t beat the cancer, so with his son Mike’s help.

He sets out to make sure the things he cares about most will be taken care of once he’s gone. He wants to make sure the diner is taken care of so he leaves it to Tanner, Mike’s best friend, and somewhat of an adopted son to Jessie. Making sure that his husband Steve doesn’t fade away to depression once he’s gone, well Tanner is key to that as well.

This is a super short story so the review will be as well. Let me just say if the fact that Cardeno C penned the story isn’t enough to make this one an auto buy, then the fact that Paul Morey narrates should make it a no brainer. Need more convincing?

Okay then. The story almost seems like insta-love in the beginning, but as the story unfolds you learn it is anything but. The feelings are mutual and a long time coming. Morey really translates each character from paper to audio well, I especially like the way he totally immerses himself into not just conveying the characters, but conveying the emotions.

Definitely a must listen, as I said it’s super short, super sexy and well worth the couple of hours to give it a listen.

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Life is a Stevie Wonder Song by V.L. Locey

51lbQGOc0sL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Life is a Stevie Wonder Song
Series: N/A
Author: V.L. Locey
Genre: Contemporary/GFY/ May~ December
Length: 69 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press (December 30th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Heart
Blurb: Authors know that their muse is a fickle creature. Best-selling spy novelist Stephen Ramsey has been in a hate-hate relationship with his inspiration for months. When Stephen’s publisher lays a legal ultimatum upon him, with a rapidly approaching deadline, he knows he must do something to kick-start his creativity or face the unemployment line. His daughter comes up with a possible answer: a summer camp for the creative soul. With nothing to lose, Stephen packs up his laptop, phonograph and beloved record albums and heads from Greenwich Village to the Catskill Mountains.

There, among a horde of college students attending for extra credits, is Declan Pomeroy, a photographer of fey creatures who is twenty-two years younger than Stephen. The woods are a magical place, and he quickly finds himself falling under the spell of the free-spirited photographer. Confusion wars with desire inside Stephen as he succumbs to the feelings welling up inside. But, sadly, summer camp always has to end.

Can a man who has just found himself really leave the person that makes his heart sing?

ISBN:9781944449094

Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=4565

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Steven is a best-selling author going through a third divorce and stuck in a writing slump. His publisher is breathing down his neck making it harder to write. His daughter Liza suggests he goes to a writing camp in the Catskills to get his creative juices flowing. That’s not all that begins flowing. Declan is a very artistic, unique individual that captures Steven’s interest ad becomes his muse.

I was looking for a fresh, romantic story and this one was perfect. I fell in love with Declan from the moment he bound onto Steven’s porch. He is a very fresh unique character. The descriptions were spot on. I also liked the plot of the story though it’s a predictable sweet romance. I love the older man/ younger man trope and have a soft spot for gay-for-you stories.

If you like gay-for-you, May/December, sweet romance with some moderate man-sex this is a must read.

*I received this book free for an honest review.*

Jesse's Diner by Cardeno C.

26800568Title: Jesse’s Diner
Series: Hope, #2
Author: Cardeno C.
Genre: Contemporary/May-December
Length: Novella (112 pages)
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC (29 Sept 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.

Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another. All they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.

ISBN: 9781942184331

Product Link: http://cardenoc.com/en/book/jessesdiner

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Jesse’s Diner is the second book is Cardeno C’s Hope series. I will admit that this is the only book in the series I’ve read so far, so I can definitely say that this can be read as a standalone story.

However, in saying that, after reading this book, I want more of this series. That means for the time being it’s back to book one, McFarland’s Farm.

This is a sweet story about the equally as sweet Tanner. He’s quiet and finds it difficult to be around people and so as a result he is quite lonely, too. However, when he moved to live with his grandmother as a teen, he made friends with local boy Mike. Being friends with Mike meant that in school he had “friends” but once school was over and Mike left, no one kept in touch with him.

But Tanner’s one saving grace is that one of Mike’s dads, Jesse, hired Tanner to work and when Jesse got terminal cancer he left his beloved diner to Tanner. Mike calls Tanner one day, worried about his father and asks Tanner to look in make sure that Steve is eating, looking after himself, etc.

Then there is Mike’s other father, Steve. He arrived in Hope as a young man (around Tanner’s age), pretty lost and probably a tad bit burnt out. He met Jesse, who was approaching 40 and ready to settle down with a partner and adopt a child (i.e. Mike).Now, fast forward around 20 years, Jesse is gone and Steve has thrown himself into work and has become something of a recluse when he did change his work habits.

There is a shared attraction between Steve and Tanner and now Steve is the older man in the relationship.

This is just filled with tender, sweet emotion. This is something of a slow burn, which on reflection, probably makes for a more satisfying story. If you like May-December stories, this is a great one to immerse yourself into, especially if you like the whole “best friend’s dad” type of story.

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

Bobby's Old Man by A.C. Katt

26197457Title: Bobby’s Old Man
Series: The Sunset Club, #2
Author: A.C. Katt
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (176 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (August 27th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Keith Anderson believes he’s caught in gay hell – almost forty and too old for love. Bobby Michaels disagrees and thinks Keith is just right for him.

Keith Anderson is in love with Bobby Michaels. Unfortunately, Keith with their fifteen year age difference thinks he’s too old for Bobby. The two start as ‘friends with benefits’ but Keith dumps Bobby when it turns serious leaving Bobby brokenhearted.

When tragedy strikes and Bobby needs Keith, he steps up to support his lover. But Bobby lacks trust in Keith and everything around him.

Can Keith convince Bobby that this time’s for real, or will the two lovers never reconcile?

ISBN: MLR-1-02015-0445

Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKBOLDM

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Events at the start of the book happen in conjunction with the first book in the series. It was nice to see how Keith and Bobby first met in order to help their best friends. What follows after should have just been a hookup but it turns into something more for both of them.

What I find funny was that the two of them fall into the same trap that their friends did. Neither one is willing to be themselves out there and admit that their relationship if more than just fuck buddies. Also Keith lets his age and other people get in the way of things.

Thankfully Keith pulls his head out of his ass. Just in time too in order to be there for Bobby when his world falls apart.

The sex was a little low-key in this book. A good portion happens “off screen” I suppose I could say. What scenes there are, are hot and sexy with just the right amount of steamy. This book really seemed to focus in on the events and fall outs.

I will say this, the start was a little stilted for me. There was a lack of emotion. The details and interactions were given, but it was just that. I didn’t really feel Keith and Bobby until later in the book.

Overall I did enjoy this story once I got past those first few chapters.

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

Coffee, Pop, and Bisexuality by Nicole McCormick

CoffeePopandBisexualityLGTitle: Coffee, Pop, and Bisexuality
Series: Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”
Author: Nicole McCormick
Genre: May/December
Length: Short (24 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: When a stranger runs into Douglas, makes him spill his coffee, and offers to buy him another one, Douglas thinks that’s all it will be. Even though the man is gorgeous. Even though his daughter has other plans.

Turns out, the stranger, Anthony, has other plans as well, and Douglas soon agrees to go to a movie with Anthony. It’s absolutely not a date. Douglas has slept with men, sure, but he isn’t gay. Or bisexual. No matter what Anthony says.

However, a late night and a frank conversation with his daughter’s best friend, leaves Douglas with a different opinion. Not that he plans on letting Anthony know he considers it a date. It’s too much fun to wind Anthony up.

After one not-so-perfect date, Douglas thinks maybe if he keeps Anthony around, turning fifty won’t be so bad.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”

ISBN: 9781634764155

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6549&cPath=63_1424

Complete package http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6576&cPath=63_1424

Reviewer: Cat

Review: After spilling coffee on Douglas, Anthony wants to make up for it by taking Douglas out to the movies. Douglas is reluctant, though his 18-year-old daughter pushed him to give it a shot. Douglas doesn’t want to admit that he could be bisexual, even though he fooled around with some men in college, but Anthony is determined to prove him wrong.

For a short story this was very fun to read, short and sweet with a touch of humor. The characters are very well-developed for such a short story. I could see each of their personality as clear as if I were sitting there with them. The story leaves you with a warm feel-good felling, a perfect book for a vacation read or filler sitting in waiting on appointments. I love keeping a good short story for that!

If you like determined men, kindergarten teachers, Younger men/older men, bossy teenaged daughters and a short, sweet sexy romance this is definitely for you.

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

Takes Two to Tango by Vicky Heysham

TakesTwoToTangoLGTitle: Takes Two to Tango
Series: 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”
Author: Vicky Heysham
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (45 pages)
Publisher: Dramspinner Press (June 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Established TV personality Daniel Josephs only agrees to take part in a reality dancing show in London to lose weight. Single, successful, and (mostly) sorted, he’s already happy, even if he secretly wishes his love life was as rewarding as his professional one.

Young athlete Will Smith, who gave up the earldom he inherited to pursue Olympic dreams, is far from happy—not to mention not interested in someone as old as Daniel. But when Will’s past catches up with him, it’s Daniel who helps him piece his life back together.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”

ISBN: 978-1-63476-435-3

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6582&cPath=63_1424

Review: The first thing I noticed after reading this book was that the title and the actual story was off. There was no dancing in it as I expected there to be. It confused me as the blurb states it was about a dancing show in London. It was about Daniel and Will meeting and immediately there was friction between the two that seemed to blossom into something else as time went by.

I usually don’t read just contemporary books but was volunteered to read this one. It was an o.k. read.

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

Bindings and Books by CM Corett

BindingsandBooksLGTitle: Bindings and Books
Series: 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”
Author: CM Corett
Genre: May/December Romance
Length: Novella (71 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: James Connell is adamant—he’s not getting involved. The forty-two-year-old bookstore owner’s life is governed by respectability, order, and a dash of OCD—just the way he likes it.

There is absolutely no place in his life for a way-too-young, sexy, carefree guy like Ash. What would people think?

Ash Bradley-Mills is determined—he wants James. Traveling the world testing snowboards and sports equipment has been great fun for Ash, but he’s ready for something more. He wants an adrenaline rush of a different kind, and tall, dark, handsome, and older James fits the criteria perfectly.

Now all Ash needs to do is break through James’s defenses and lifelong fear of judgment. Easy! He’s got the perfect plan to push James out of his comfort zone and into his arms.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”

ISBN: 978-1-63476-416-2

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6550

Complete package http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6576&cPath=63_1424

Reviewer: Cat

Review: For a story less than 100 pages CM Corett managed to grab my attention from the first paragraph and keep it the entire book. There were several twists, I cried and I cheered each of these characters along the way.

James rejected Ashes advances in the beginning but you have to applaud Ash on going after what he wanted. Then through a tragic twist James much pursue the man he fell in love with. I would have loved to seen this spread out and some blanks filled in. I would have loved more details on Ashes job and adventures and would have loved more about Brody and Ashes history. Yes I loved this story so much I just wanted more! I will definitely be looking for more from this author!

If you like sweet romance, extreme sports, books, older men/younger men, some twists, some moderate but sensual loving man-sex this is definitely for you!

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

Until I Found You by B.G. Thomas

UntilIFoundYouLGTitle: Until I Found You
Series: 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”
Author: B.G Thomas
Genre: May /December
Length: Novella (84 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Christopher Morin is unlucky in love. The only male worth anything in his life is his sweet dog Frost. Christopher is devastated when, shortly after his breakup with the worst boyfriend ever, his dog vanishes without a trace.

Doyle Schilbrack was lucky at love, until his wonderful partner of many years passed away, leaving Doyle lost and lonely. The solution? He adopts a sad little abandoned dog, a dog he names Jack. Together, man and dog come back to life.

Then one day, a year later, Christopher encounters Doyle in a park—walking his dog! Now the two men are faced with a dilemma. They want to do what is best for their dog, but it will break their hearts to let him go.

But then a rambunctious white Pomeranian takes matters in his own paws. There might be a way for both men to keep the dog, and find something else that’s been missing from their lives.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”

ISBN: 978-1-63476-449-0

Product Link:  https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6572

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Warning…Have some tissue handy.

There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, whether it’s a second chance at love, a May/December romance, or finding a soul mate later in life. These stories prove that it’s never too late for new love.
There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, whether it’s a second chance at love, a May/December romance, or finding a soul mate later in life. These stories prove that it’s never too late for new love.

This is such a beautiful story first of loss. Christopher has lost his fist live in boyfriend but realizes it’s for the best. Then he comes home a week after Graham has moved out and finds his beloved dog Frost gone. He searches and searches to no avail.

Doyle has just lost his husband of over twenty years and something leads him to the local pet shop. He is about to leave when the lady introduces him to a poor dog about to die from grief. It won’t respond to her or her husband. It won’t eat or drink. But it immediately responds to Doyle.

This story starts out sad and tragic, has a magical note (not real magic but the sense of the dog drawing two lost souls together), then becomes sweet and romantic.

If you are a pet lover, like sweet charming romance, May/December relationships and an all over fun, beautiful, short story this is for you!

As an added bonus if you are B.G. Thomas fan, you will recognize Doyle and Christopher from Spring Fling.

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

Loving Jacob by Lee Brazil Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we have Lee Brazil visiting with an oldie but goodie Loving Jacob, we asked Lee a couple of questions, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s review! So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Loving Jacob

by

Lee Brazil

When Malcolm Jenner’s sex-on-the-side turns into more, he isn’t above begging for a second chance.

High profile attorney Malcolm Jenner is looking for a bit of fun, nothing serious. He’s got duties and responsibilities, after all. Though he’s not one to choose his lovers from the office, Jacob Renault is an attraction too compelling to resist.

However, Jacob isn’t interested in temporary. He wants it all—Prince Charming, the castle, the happily ever after. There’s no rule that says the younger man can’t have fun while he’s searching for his prince, though…

At first neither is willing to compromise on their stance, but an agreement is reached, with each man planning to do his best to subvert the other to his viewpoint. Lust turns to love, and what’s impossible becomes merely improbable, but is it going to be enough?

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Never Wrong by Chris McHart

81kTfMlsLHL._SL1425_Title: Never Wrong

Series: N/A

Author: Chris McHart

Genre: Contemporary May~ December

Length: Novella (105 pages)

Publisher: MLR Press (November 7th 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Dean believes love is never wrong, but is that still true if there’s a twenty-one year age gap?

Jeff was raised to believe love between two men is wrong. Or is it? Can love ever be wrong? When Jeff meets the much younger Dean, he only knows he wants him, consequences be damned. But things are not as easy, especially after Jeff’s ex calls and announces big news.

And Dean? He thinks the new neighbor is hot, but he’s not interested in anything more than a rebound fuck. That’s what he tells himself, at least. But lust isn’t a good basis for a relationship, more so since Jeff isn’t sure whether he can deal with being gay.

Love is never wrong, but can Jeff accept that?

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0322

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=CMNVRWRN

Reviewer: Cat

Review:  Never Wrong is a sweet romance about two men just getting out of a relationship. Dean caught his boyfriend in the act of cheating. He moved into a new apartment building to begin a new life.

Jeff left his girlfriend of 11 years because though he loved her, both were unhappy and he needed space to explore his feelings.

The moment Dean met Jeff he wanted him but thought he just wanted a rebound roll in the hay.

Jeff was really struggling with some hidden feelings but as much as he wanted Dean he had issues with the 20 year age gap.

This is a very sweet story. It started out little slow for me but towards the end picked up. There was actually a very memorable scene with Dean cooking for Jeff that had me rolling in the floor laughing. I totally fell in love with Dean. T

hough Jeff is more my kind of man…Dean won my heart. He is young, sweet, naïve, charming and all over a nice man. His personality really shown through the story. On the other hand. I liked Jeff but would have liked more from him.

The story line is good but a typical romance. There is a small twist that I did like the way that was handled.

So all in all this is a good Feel-good short story. If like a good sweet romance with a little twist, two broken men, friends to lovers and older man-younger man this is definitely for you.