A Body In A Bathhouse by Brad Shreve Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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A Body In A Bathhouse

(A Mitch O’Reilly Mystery 01)
by

Brad Shreve

On the verge of bankruptcy, private investigator, Mitch O’Reilly takes any gig that comes his way, while running his Eye Spy Supply shop in a forgotten Los Angeles strip mall. After two tours in Afghanistan, Mitch’s life amounts to operating his store, coping with his fun-loving sister, Josie, and scoring with anonymous men he meets online. That changes when he gets a break. A beloved comedy scriptwriter is murdered at a bathhouse, and Mitch is hired to prove the innocence of the club custodian. Adapting from a two-bit gumshoe to a high-profile sleuth proves more challenging than he expected.

As if Mitch didn’t have enough to deal with, charismatic bathhouse operator, Trent Nakos, enters his life. After a heartbreaking past, the manager is the definition of a man the brooding P.I. actively avoids.

Following leads from sprawling mansions to sketchy hoods is demanding but becomes more troublesome when deadly threats jeopardize the biggest opportunity of his career.

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Old Sins by Charlie Cochrane Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Old Sins

(The Lindenshaw Mysteries 04)
by

Charlie Cochrane

Past sins have present consequences.

Detective Chief Inspector Robin Bright and his partner, deputy headteacher Adam Matthews, have just consigned their summer holiday to the photo album. It’s time to get back to the daily grind, and the biggest problem they’re expecting to face: their wedding plans. Then fate strikes—literally—with a bang.

Someone letting loose shots on the common, a murder designed to look like a suicide, and the return of a teacher who made Robin’s childhood hell all conspire to turn this into one of his trickiest cases yet.

Especially when somebody might be targeting their Newfoundland, Campbell. Robin is used to his and Adam’s lives being in danger, but this takes the—dog—biscuit.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes:
Emotional Abuse (references)
Sexual Assault (references)
Child Abuse (references)
Drug Use (references to drug dealing)
Suicide (discussion and description of suspected suicide)

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Crossing Jordan by Shannon West

Shannon West - Crossing Jordan CoverTitle: Crossing Jordan

Author: Shannon West

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novella (177 Pages)

Publisher: MLR Press (May 12, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: A complicated web of lies threatens Jace’s life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.

Jace O’Neal is slowly rebuilding his life after a disastrous romance with an actor named Dylan Malone in NYC sends him back to Atlanta in disgrace. Living with his mother and his brother, a fourteen-year-old with Fragile X syndrome, one of the known causes of autism, Jace is pursued by Malone, who finally persuades him into another relationship. Then Dylan goes missing and the evidence left at the scene points to Jace’s involvement.

The detective on the case, Will Jordan, is drawn to Jace right away, and learns that Jace’s former lover was manipulative and cruel. Will fights his attraction to Jace as he seeks the truth of what happened to Malone. As more clues emerge and point to Jace, Jordan begins to believe Jace is in danger. A complicated web of lies threatens Jace’s life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.

ISBN: MLR-1-02017-0726

Product Link: MLR Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jace got out of a bad relationship with Dylan and went home to stay with his family. His mother was depressed and his little brother had some problems that had to be taken care of with special care. However Dylan follow’s him and things just take a twisted turn. When Dylan goes missing Jace is the one they suspect. That is except for one of the Detectives.

The story was fast paced but left me with more questions then answers. Will, the detective likes Jace and things heat up. Only problem the detective is kind of flaky, then at the end it just moves forward to fast. This story does have you trying to figure out the mystery of what happened to Dylan, but it wasn’t really that hard to figure out. I can tell you that this author put a lot of work in learning about domestic abuse, it showed in the story. That was a nice surprise.

I liked Jace quite a bit and the poor guy just didn’t get a good chance at all. However Will is a pompous jerk and couldn’t stand him. Although I do understand he was the detective and Jace was the suspect and what would happen if it came out, but really the guy still pushed it sometimes. I wasn’t as caught up in this story as I should have been and that was disappointing.

It is a very good story but for me it felt like the author rushed the last part of the story. It was a nice surprise from some of her other stories, but I am afraid that I just didn’t much care for parts of it.

Deck The Halls by Max Walker

Max Walker - Deck The Halls CoverTitle: Deck The Halls

Series: Stonewall Investigations

Author: Max Walker

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Holiday

Length: Novel (266pgs)

Publisher: Max Walker (November 26, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Andrew Barker is ready for the holidays. His perpetually bright and cheery personality feel right at home for Christmas. He has time off from work and a husband who’s waiting for him at home, what else would he need?

Well, he had no idea he would be needing to sign divorce papers – let’s start there.

Declan Rose-Covington, part of a luxury hotel dynasty, is coming into Stonewall Investigations because he needs help with a family issue. With his mom’s huge holiday retreat around the corner, he’s hoping to solve it before Santa comes to town. The last thing he’s expecting is to enter the detective agency and fall for the strikingly handsome man sitting behind the front desk.

Of course, life has ways of delivering well-wrapped surprises.

When Declan and Andrew meet they both feel an instant connection. Soon, the connection grows powerful enough to push Declan toward a crazy proposition: invite Andrew to the family retreat as a fake boyfriend. Andrew would get a nice week-long vacation out of it and Declan would avoid the judgemental jabs from all the spoused-up family members.

The potential for disaster was there, but there was also a chance to truly make this the most wonderful time of the year. And that was something neither of them wanted to miss out on.

ISBN: B07KX5WYGH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Andrew loved the holidays, Christmas was his favorite of them all. He went all out at home and at work. That is until he found out that his husband had someone else dancing on his pole. So a divorce we will go but when a sexy man looking to hire one of the detectives gives him the eye, well maybe Christmas wasn’t lost.

Declan knew someone was stealing from his mother. He was pretty sure it was his step-father, but he isn’t for sure. So it Christmas time and he was do at the home for the holidays. Lets just say he wasn’t looking forward to it. The one and only without someone else might just be a bit painful. So he asks Andrew, who I might add he has the hots for, to pretend to be his boyfriend. Well lets just see how long it last, the pretend part.

Many twists and turns to go in this amazing book. Now normally I would suggest reading these stories in order but this one can actually be read alone. For a Christmas story you have action, some very hot smooches, excitement and the hope of new love just waiting for you to read. I only found one issue with the story, but it is probably just me. I loved the characters quite a bit and lets just say Declan’s mom and grandmother are a hoot. They are what I would love to have for a family.

I wished this author put these books out faster because they are a blast to read. I get a kick out of the whole series. I absolutely loved reading it and can’t wait to read it again. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

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.

A Tangled Truth by Max Walker

Title: A Tangled Truth

Series: Stonewall Investigations 03

Author: Max Walker

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense

Length: Novel (271 Pages)

Publisher: Max Walker (September 14, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Liam Wolfe isn’t having the best of days. He’s being falsely accused of things he’d never even think of doing and is now facing the loss of his career because of it. He has an idea of who’s behind the attempt at assassinating his character but can’t put the pieces together by himself.

Mark Masters isn’t having any better of a time. He’s sitting in his office at Stonewall Investigations, getting work done, when his boyfriend of a year walks in with the sole goal of breaking up with him. He’s blindsided by the development and thinks not much else can surprise him.

He was very wrong.

Moments after the breakup, Liam walks into Mark’s office looking for help and a connection that had been lost for years suddenly reignites. As childhood best friends, Mark and Liam were inseparable. As adults, they’ll come to learn not much has changed.

With a second chance on the horizon, Mark and Liam explore something that fear had cut them off from as kids. They’ll do it while working together to unravel the truth behind Liam’s case, risking everything they’ve regained in the process.

ISBN: 978-1-78564-1398

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Liam and Mark have been friends since they were small children. They did everything together and there was a heat there that was unexplored. Then Liam and his family moved away. Many years have passed and they always remembered each other. Liam has been doing pretty good at his job with movies but someone was trying to destroy what he has made. He goes to find help but didn’t expect the one man he never forgot.

Mark was working at the Stonewall Investigations and doing pretty good. Although his personal life is not going so good. His latest boyfriend dumped him and he wasn’t to sure what the hell was going on. Imagine his face when Liam walks in searching for help. It seems that the universe has something in plan for these two. Things are going to heat up real fast.

This story has lots of twists and turns to it. They are trying to find out who is behind the email and thinking that the man behind it has done more than just that. All the while his partner is searching for the killer of young gay men. Now this story not only kept my attention from the moment I started reading but had me on the edge of my seat. There was only one part of this story that I hated, but you will soon figure it out. I loved how the characters were just in step with each other the moment they came back together. Once true friends and now so much more.

The story has an amazing plot that intermingles with the one from the first book. I loved the guys and how they are with each other. This is one story that I would definitely not only read again but would recommend.

Ride or Dye by Aimee Nicole Walker Blog Tour & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Aimee Nicole Walker stopping by today with the tour for her new release Ride or Dye, we have a great new excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Ride or Die

(Curl Up and Dye Mysteries 06)
by

Aimee Nicole Walker

Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt have been living life in the fast lane. Demanding jobs, precocious twin toddlers, an ever-growing circle of friends, and a menagerie of pets means their home is filled with love and laughter but very few quiet moments for the happy couple. Gabe’s solution is to plan a surprise vacation at a perfect hideaway where the two of them can slow things down and reconnect.

Tarlington House, a historic home located on Edisto Island in South Carolina, hosts an annual murder-mystery event which will allow Josh to use the skills he learned from his all-time favorite television detective to solve the case. The serene setting is perfect for fun days in the sun, passionate lovemaking under the stars, and a healthy wager between husbands to see who can plan the best date. But when the other guests arrive, the guys find themselves surrounded by liars and cheaters who will say or do anything to win, reminding them there’s no place like Blissville.

When a guest is killed during a vicious storm that knocks out the power and phone lines, Josh and Gabe’s murder mystery role-playing becomes a real-life whodunnit. Serve and protect will take on a deeper meaning for Gabe when he’s torn between upholding the law and protecting his husband from a ruthless killer.

Ride or Dye includes sexy sunrises, snarky banter, and swoon-worthy romance. It is the sixth and final book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, which must be read in order. Ride or Dye contains sexually explicit material intended for adults 18 and older.

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Ride or Dye by Aimee Nicole Walker Release Blast & Excerpt!

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Ride or Die

(Curl Up and Dye Mysteries 06)
by

Aimee Nicole Walker

Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt have been living life in the fast lane. Demanding jobs, precocious twin toddlers, an ever-growing circle of friends, and a menagerie of pets means their home is filled with love and laughter but very few quiet moments for the happy couple. Gabe’s solution is to plan a surprise vacation at a perfect hideaway where the two of them can slow things down and reconnect.

Tarlington House, a historic home located on Edisto Island in South Carolina, hosts an annual murder-mystery event which will allow Josh to use the skills he learned from his all-time favorite television detective to solve the case. The serene setting is perfect for fun days in the sun, passionate lovemaking under the stars, and a healthy wager between husbands to see who can plan the best date. But when the other guests arrive, the guys find themselves surrounded by liars and cheaters who will say or do anything to win, reminding them there’s no place like Blissville.

When a guest is killed during a vicious storm that knocks out the power and phone lines, Josh and Gabe’s murder mystery role-playing becomes a real-life whodunnit. Serve and protect will take on a deeper meaning for Gabe when he’s torn between upholding the law and protecting his husband from a ruthless killer.

Ride or Dye includes sexy sunrises, snarky banter, and swoon-worthy romance. It is the sixth and final book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, which must be read in order. Ride or Dye contains sexually explicit material intended for adults 18 and older.

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Broken Sun by B.D. Roca

Title: Broken Sun

Series: City to City 02

Author: B.D. Roca

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (286pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: James Morgan: outlaw in a ruthless biker club, the Bastard Legion. Willing to do whatever he must to claw his way to the top of the club’s hierarchy.

Two things stand in the way of his ambitions: his heroin-addicted brother and his bisexuality. In Morgan’s world, his attraction to men is a death sentence, and he has no desire to pursue it… until he tangles with Luc Sinclair.

Luc Sinclair: fellow Bastard Legion biker. Tattoo artist. Rebel who wants out of a club he’s grown to despise.

Luc has a sister he’s protecting from a Legion ex-boyfriend. Saving her makes him a target. Morgan intervenes, and all bets are off. The sex is as fierce and passionate as it is dangerous. But when Morgan’s junkie brother learns of the relationship, he sees a way to advance in the Legion and take out a brother he hates. Their three worlds collide—one is left for dead, another fighting for life, and the bond between them broken.

In a dark and violent world where it’s every man for himself, finding their way back to each other and the only truth they’ve ever found will be a long, hard fight.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-643-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Morgan has kept a tight lid on his sexuality since becoming a biker. It’s dangerous enough for a biker let alone anyone finding out he’s bisexual. His brother is a piece of work that is hooked on heroine. He’s been looking for an advantage to gain favor in the club.

Luc is another biker that wants out. He longs to be free from the chains of the club. A hot encounter between Morgan and Luc lead to them wanting more but they know it’s impossible. This story spans years in between them getting back together.

I liked the struggles these went through in order to try and find their goals. I don’t want to say too much and give anything away. It’s a good story packed with drama and suspense.

Great read.

Happy Birthday by B.D. Roca

Title: Happy Birthday

Series: City to City 01

Author: B.D. Roca

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Short (62pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 13, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Jake Rushman is on the run, but it’s too late. He’s being tracked by an expert.

Motorcycle Club Enforcer Nick is tough, but even he has a conscience. It’s slowly destroying him, together with memories of his parents’ ugly deaths. Nick eliminates the guilty, but Jake Rushman is the innocent witness to a murder. It will be one kill too many.

Determined to find redemption, Nick plans to trade his life for Jake’s. Neither man counts on the fierce, powerful bond that the collision of their opposing worlds brings, and Jake refuses to let Nick sacrifice himself. He offers Nick the one thing he’s never had: hope.

But with a violent past tracking them, Nick might be forced to do the one thing he promised himself he never would—kill again.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-757-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake is on the run after witnessing a murder by a ruthless motorcycle gang. Their enforcer Nick is tasked with the issue of getting rid of him. But Jake is tired of killing. He finds that Jake is innocent and does not want to kill him so decides to sacrifice himself instead.

What proceeds is a fast paced story of two men willing to do whatever it takes to make sure they both stay alive. A great beginning to a series that enthralled me from the beginning. I loved both Jake and Nick and found myself on the edge of my seat waiting the final outcome.

Great read.

Merrick the Art Thief by Michelle Woody Release Blast & Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Michelle Woody stopping by today with her new release Merrick the Art Thief, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Merrick the Art Thief

by

Michelle Woody

Brilliant art thief Merrick Davidson can steal anything, except Grant Silvan’s heart. Merrick has to keep Grant at arm’s length for fear of revealing his secret. When Merrick’s biggest rival exposes his secret to Grant, the rejected lover returns to win back his relationship with Merrick, but there are obstacles to overcome.

Wyatt Silvan, Grant’s father and Merrick’s employer, is after the famous seven Xanderclied paintings, which all contain clues to a treasure. If Merrick succeeds in obtaining all the paintings and find the treasure, he can retire as an art thief and start a normal, uncomplicated life with Grant.

Together, they hunt the paintings from art galleries to private collections, from city to city, dodging bullets and escaping from life threatening attacks. With danger all around and the FBI on their tails, will Wyatt and Merrick find the paintings and treasure they are looking for? Will Merrick realize love is the biggest treasure of it all, before it is too late?

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The Eagle and the Fox Audio by Nya Rawlyns Audio Tour & Excerpt!

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The Eagle and the Fox

(A Snowy Range Mystery 01)
by

(Narrator ~ Nick J. Russo)

Nya Rawlyns

Josiah Foxglove is given a second chance when he takes over his family’s spread in the shadow of the Snowy Range. A veteran of the Gulf War, he came back broken in body and spirit.

Marcus Colton buried his long-time lover and best friend three years ago. Lonely and still grieving, Marcus finds solace in protecting Petilune, a pretty girl with learning difficulties, who will surely become a victim of abuse and neglect without his help. But that doesn’t help him get through the long, dark nights.

When violence wracks the small community of Centurion, WY, it’s easy to place blame on Petilune’s mysterious new boyfriend, Ojibwe teen Kit Golden Eagle. It looks open and shut, but for Josiah and Marcus the facts simply don’t add up.

Something’s rotten in Centurion, something that smacks of a hate crime…

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The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean by Tara Lain Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Tara Lain popping in today with the tour for her upcoming release The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean, we have a great guest post from Tara, a fantastic excerpt and a brilliant $10 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean

(Middlemark Mystery 01)
by

Tara Lain

Dr. Llewellyn Lewis leads a double life, as both an awkward but distinguished history professor and the more flamboyant Ramon Rondell, infamous writer of sensational historical theories. It’s Ramon who first sets eyes on a gorgeous young man dancing in a club, but Llewellyn who meets teaching assistant Blaise Arthur formally at an event held for wealthy socialite Anne de Vere, descendant of Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford-who some believe was the real Shakespeare. Anne wants Llewellyn to prove that claim, even though many have tried and failed. And she’s willing to offer a hefty donation to the university if he succeeds.

It also means a chance for Llewellyn to get to know Blaise much better.

Not everyone thinks Llewellyn should take the case-or the money. Between feuding siblings, rival patrons, jealous colleagues, and greedy administrators, almost anyone could be trying to thwart his work… and one of them is willing to kill to do it.

When Anne de Vere turns up dead, the police believe Blaise is the murderer. Only the shy, stuttering professor who has won his heart can prove otherwise…

Release date: 31st July 2018
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press | B&N | iTunes | Booksamillion | Kobo
paperback: Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Home to Danger by S.C. Wynne

Title: Home to Danger

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 23, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Jason Sinclair isn’t very good at relationships, which is no surprise given a childhood with an eccentric father and an unloving, emotionally damaged mother. After leaving home at seventeen, Jason has spent the past four years doing everything he could to stay away. That changes when he learns his mother is dying of cancer, and he grudgingly returns to Larame Bay to say good-bye.

Word on the street is that Jason will sell his family’s property and run back to LA the minute his mother dies, but when Jason meets the new groundskeeper, the sexy and confident Adam Trent, all that changes. As Jason begins to fall for Adam, he surprises everyone, including himself, by sticking around after all.

However, it doesn’t take long to realize someone out there desperately wants Jason gone from Larame Bay and will make sure that happens—one way or another.

ISBN: 978-1-62380-759-7

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across S.C. Wynne not too long ago and right off the bat I found a new author to love. S.C. Wynne’s stories are well written, fully developed and perfectly paced. The story just seemed to flow right off the pages. I knew after I finished this story that I was going to be broke because I am going to go get the rest of her books because damn they sound good.

Jason’s relationship with his father was a dream; however his relationship with his mother was the exact opposite. She was in fact not a mother at all, especially when he came out gay. So over four years ago when he turned eighteen, he left and tried never to come back. Now he has to go back as his mother is dying from cancer. He hated to go back but knew he had to. Then he met Adam.

Adam was more than just the grounds keeper; he seemed to be just magic. He had the gift to make someone relax. Adam however wanted Jason in more ways than one. He just had to help him reconnect with his mother, show him a reason to stay and help him to heal. On top of all that they needed to figure out whom the hell wanted Jason out of the way.

It comes off a bit heavy and very emotional with a lot of heat. It also has mystery added in, with a touch of danger and even a bit of pain. I loved the way these guys just mixed and how they seemed to always engage pretty well. So much so that there is a humorous banter between them, that it kicks it up for me. For the first time in my life, there was very little sex involved and it didn’t bother me. It was just so damn cute and tempting with quite a bit of heat.

I had so much fun reading this and look forward to reading more by this author. I would definitely recommend it.

Painful Lessons by S.C. Wynne

Title: Painful Lessons

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre:  Contemporary, New Adult

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st January 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned.

Excited to begin his first year of college, Brett Bridgeworth has just one problem: he sucks at math. Luckily there’s the sensual and mysterious math tutor, Jeremy Price, to help him out. It isn’t long before Jeremy is tutoring Brett in more than just pie charts, but it isn’t until they split up that Brett discovers Jeremy’s twisted, obsessive side.

Sam Hawthorne is two years ahead of Brett, and they share a strong mutual attraction. When Brett breaks it off with Jeremy and gets involved with Sam, disturbing things start happening. It soon becomes obvious that Jeremy isn’t willing to let Brett go without a fight.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-144-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: S.C. Wynne has come up with another good story. I have not read many of this authors stories but the ones I have read were always fascinating. Now I am not one for new adults or college students but this one was pretty damn good.

The story is told in the first person point of view which kind of drives me a bit nuts. I always want to hear from both characters to get into the way they both feel at all times. The only issues I had with this book was the way it read, seeming like a diary or journal type of story which for me loses interest pretty fast. However I loved the way the characters just came together for me.

Brett is having fun at school, but he just can’t seem to get into math. He definitely needs a bit of help. He is afraid of letting his father down. Jeremy seems good at first but he is not all that he seems. Brett must trust his friends but the problem is his tutor turns up to be crazy after they ended things. Things are about to heat up, when Brett gets involved with Sam.

I liked Sam the most; however Brett comes off a bit needy. Now with this story it seems like there are stories mixed in with the original story. Like Brett and his dad for one.

It was a great story and I did enjoy reading it. It has hot sex, suspense, action and a bit of quirk to it. I would definitely recommend it.

From Scratch by April Kelley

Title: From Scratch

Series: Fountain Village Mysteries 01

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Mystery, Paranormal

Length: Novella (138 Pages)

Publisher: April Kelley (July 15, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Finding a mate is supposed to be one of the most magical moments of a bat shifter’s life. For poor Lake Truman, it’s a disaster. His mate’s rejection would have killed the magic all by itself, but the dead body cinches the whole thing.

Bryson Caill just ended a long-term relationship and moved back to his childhood home. He wants to put the pieces of his life back together before entering another relationship. But what he wants and what he gets are two very different things.

ISBN: B07DK45349

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This series is a spin-off of Finding Happy, which is part of the Wingspan series, book two. The events in this book follows the same time line as those in Finding Happy.

Bat shifters are a strange breed. When they first meet their mates it makes the bat shifter blind until they get it on and mate. So when Lake finds his mate he knew what to expect. Lake, his brother and best friend snuck out of their home to go drinking. He had not expected to find his mate before even walking into the building. Nor had he expected his mate to act the way he did.

Bryson is a human raised by bat shifter moms and pretty much knew all that happened with being a bat shifter. He had just moved back home after a disaster of a relationship and had not expected to find out that he is a mate. He was still in love with his ex, or so he thinks. With that going on and the murders it looks like their little town just got a new deputy. Now if only he can figure out his mating.

I have always loved April’s stories ever since she put out her first book. I am amazed at the worlds she creates and the characters just make the book rock. They are quirky and charming, even the humans. You get adventure, danger, excitement and maybe some sexy times in this book and so much more.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Blind Spot by Maggie Kavanagh

Title: Blind Spot

Series: Stonebridge Mysteries 03

Author: Maggie Kavanagh

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Crime

Length: Novel (206 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63476-746-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (4th Jan 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Sequel to Inner Sanctum

The Stonebridge Mysteries: Book Three

Living together is bliss for Sam Flynn and Nathan Walker, but things never stay quiet for long in Stonebridge. On the night of Sam’s twenty-ninth birthday, the much-hated mayor of Stonebridge is found dead at his home. Sam suspects foul play, but just as he starts investigating the list of possible culprits, Nathan gets word of a new undercover assignment—one that includes a mysterious, sexy new partner. Though Sam struggles to trust Nathan and control his jealousy during Nathan’s absence, the stress makes a return to the bottle seem not only tempting, but inevitable—especially when Nathan starts avoiding his calls.

Yet Nathan’s fidelity isn’t the only thing on Sam’s mind. A visit from the mayor’s ex-assistant puts Sam in the line of fire, and he’s drawn into a complex web of duplicity spanning back to the night of his parents’ accident. Sam’s journey to uncover the truth about what really happened threatens to unravel long-held beliefs about his parents and puts his relationship with Nathan to the ultimate test.

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: I can’t say no to revisiting Maggie Kavanagh’s characters from the Stonebridge Mysteries series. If you’ve not read Double Indemnity and Inner Sanctum, you need to go back and read them so that you may understand the overall plot points which pick up here in Blind Spot. To be completely honest, if you haven’t been into these guys from the start this book may be a bit tough to get through.

Once again we are back in the lives of Sam, who is well known locally for his crime blog, and Nathan, who is not only Sam’s boyfriend but also an FBI agent. The guys met back in Double Indemnity and are still together. The question of Nathan’s fidelity mentioned in the blurb is important and though not a major part of the plot, this is definitely one of the times where you need to know the background from the previous books.

We meet a couple new characters, including Nathan’s new work partner. But it was good to see Sam at his usual antics, namely not keeping his nose out of police/FBI business and investigating crimes in an effort to not only serendipitously (at times) help Nathan solve the crime, but also get information for his blog. This book starts on the murder of a new character, the mayor, but soon the pieces come together bringing new information and old information and people from the first two books into play.

A note on the ending, and another reason to read the series from the start, I loved how finally we got the full picture on one character in particular. Those pieces have finally fallen into place. You have no idea how glad I am to have that character’s mystery solved, which consequently ties in with another ongoing plot point. But there still seems to be a lot more for Nathan and Sam if Maggie decides. Sam’s brother, Tim, who has been in a vegetative state at a care facility also gets an ending as well. Things are tied up there and I have to admit that I cried. I loved that too.

Once again, this book is great for anyone who’s into crime, thriller and mystery, particularly for those that have read the first two. However, if you love crime and mystery and need a new series I wholeheartedly recommend this one.

A Lethal Love by Max Walker

Title: A Lethal Love

Series: Stonewall Investigations 02

Author: Max Walker

Genre: Mystery

Length: Novel (238 Pages)

Publisher: Max Walker (June 9, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Alejandro Santos is a sharp as nails detective who’s been struck with a spell of boring cases. He’s left unstimulated and unhappy. That is until Griffin walks in through the doors of Stonewall Investigations and suddenly everything changes.

Griffin Banks is the son of a tech mogul and, from the outside in, appears to have everything set. But Griffin’s battling intense demons of his own. Things get exponentially worse when he wakes up from a drug and alcohol-fueled blackout to find his friend in his living room. His dead friend. Someone murdered her and left him behind.

Griffin’s case is exactly what Alejandro was looking for, and Alejandro happened to be exactly whom Griffin was looking for.

When powerful sparks begin to fly between the two, both men will be faced with new challenges. They’ll be tested in ways neither would have ever seen coming. Griffin and Alejandro will need to navigate a winding, treacherous road on their journey to finding happiness together.

ISBN: B07DKW5679

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Alejandro worked for Stonewall Investigations, in fact it was Zane that brought him on. He was good at his job so when Griffin showed up, he knew he would get to the bottom of it. He just hadn’t expected to like him so much.

Griffin had been diagnosed as bi-polar at the age of fourteen. After his mom’s death, he took to drinking pretty heavy, and even lost contact with his father. Here he was on med’s and drinking, not a good combination. Which is how he ended up on the couch with a dead body on the floor. His roommate was murdered and he had no clue. He needed help in more ways then one.

Well the focus was more on Griffin’s problems but the romance was also there. There was a bit mentioned about the serial killer again, but didn’t focus on it as much. This one was more love and sexy time then action packed. It was better than the first one, but still a little on the dull side. It does flow at a slower pace then one would expected but it was still told pretty good.

I did enjoy it, but my attention was not captured throughout the story like it should have. I can honestly say that this will not be one of those stories read more than once or twice. I liked Alejandro more than I liked Griffin and connected with him. Griffin just came off strange, but for some reason it made him feel more real to me. The story might not be what I would like, but it does feel like people you know and hang with.

Overall it is a very good story, well told, and something I would recommend.

A Hard Call by Max Walker

Title: A Hard Call

Series: Stonewall Investigations 01

Author: Max Walker

Genre: Mystery

Length: Novel (240 Pages)

Publisher: Max Walker (March 20, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Zane Holden hasn’t had the easiest go of things. His childhood was rough and adulthood hasn’t been a walk in the park either. The only good thing in his life would be Stonewall Investigations, an investigative company he found to work primarily with the LGBTQ community. Things were ok and Zane was finally healing from a personal tragedy but the reemergence of a serial killer turns his world upside down.

Lorenzo De Luca is a cocky defense attorney dripping in Italian charm. He’s well known as one of the best lawyers in New York City, a title he worked hard to achieve. When he picks up a difficult case, he finds that he needs extra help. This leads him to Stonewall, where he meets Zane for the first time and instantly feels himself falling for the mysterious and stone-cut detective.

The two men have their own hangups to work through, but both men are having a hard time denying the connection between them, even though they’re trying.

When fate insists on pushing them together, Zane and Enzo give in and start exploring their feelings. They’ll need to balance their budding relationship with the stress of Enzo’s case, which takes them both on a twisting journey toward the truth, all while a bigger threat looms on the horizon.

ISBN: B07BD4XGJJ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Zane lost his husband to a serial killer named the Unicorn. A man bent on killing young gay men. It had been rumored that he had been killed, but now with the latest murder well you can guess. Zane worked for an Investigation company that helped the LGBTQ community and those who walked in the door. They never really turned anyone down. Which explains a high priced lawyer in his office asking for his help.

Lorenzo is a sexy ass defense attorney that would drive any one insane. He comes off to many as one would think a defense attorney would. However to Zane he is a very sweet man, although at first Zane the same as others. Someone murdered two young adults but a young gay man was blamed. The killer will be a surprise to all.

I never suspected the one behind it. Now the mention of the serial killer is here and there, just a few words about him and what he is up to, so there is no real heat in that. Although with Zane loosing his husband to the creep, I can see why he is a focus, but for the story not so much. It is a very well told mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. The romance is slow building and very sweet. The guys are perfect together.

Action packed, danger filled and some hot sexy times are just a few things you get in this book. Now the bad news is, it is more focused on the romance, and the mystery is to the side. I was actually wanting the opposite, a good mystery with a little romance. Other than that it is a great first book in the series and I found myself liking it. It didn’t keep my attention like it should have but came pretty damn close.

We will see how book two goes but so far I am liking the story quite a bit.

Lock Nut by J.L. Merrow Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have J.L. Merrow popping in today with her new release Lock Nut, we have a brilliant guest post from J.L., a great excerpt and a fantastic $10 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Lock Nut

(The Plumbers Mate Mysteries 05)
by

J.L. Merrow

Still waters run deadly.

Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.

The widow, petite ex–porn star Lilah Lovett, is convinced her husband was killed by his gay lover, but Tom and Phil aren’t so sure. Worried they may have precipitated Jonathan’s death, they’re determined to find the real killer. But with a web of incestuous ties linking the suspects, it’s hard to know who to trust. Especially when a second victim dies a gruesome death.

Meanwhile, with their wedding looming and them sharing a house now, Tom’s worried it may all be too much, too fast. The last thing he needs are the mixed messages Phil seems to be sending out. They’ll need to get back on the same track if they want to make it to their honeymoon together—and alive.

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