Ryker by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey - Ryker Cover 2745nbTitle: Ryker

Series: Owatonna U Hockey 01

Author: RJ Scott & VL Locey

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Length: Novel (196 pages)

ISBN: 1720093172

Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd. (18 Sept 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Ryker is hockey royalty, Jacob is a poor country boy. Can two vastly different people find common ground and become the men they want to be?

Ryker comes from a long line of championship-winning hockey players. Playing college hockey to develop his game is his only focus, and nothing will stand in the way of him working to become the best player. He has no room for relationships, people who point out his flaws, or anyone who calls him on his dreams. He certainly has no place for love, and meeting Jacob is nothing but a useful distraction on the side. After all trying to get his Owatonna Eagles teammate into bed is less work and more play. When tragedy rocks his family, his charmed life crumbles, and the only person he can turn to is the same one who claims to hate him.

Jacob Benson has only known hard work and stifling conservative values his whole life. Born and raised in the small rural community of Eden Crossing, Minnesota, he’s the only son of a hard-working but struggling dairy farming family. Jacob is using his skills in hockey to finance his way to an agricultural science degree. These four years at Owatonna U. will probably be the only time he has to enjoy life, gain acceptance about his sexuality, and live openly before his inevitable return to the farm. Running into a pretty rich boy like Ryker Madsen is putting a damper on his enjoyment of life away from home. Ryker’s flip, conceited, carefree attitude grates on Jacob’s every nerve. So why, if Ryker is everything he dislikes, does he want nothing more than to explore the sinful dreams that his annoying teammate stars in every night?

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Review: Ryker has been a long awaited book for me. I adore the authors, VL Locey and RJ Scott, and I especially adore their hockey romances that they write together. I could go on for a long time about how much I love their style of writing and how their characters develop and grow, both outside of their book and within the book where those characters become MCs.

The MCs of this book is, obviously, the titular Ryker Madsen who comes from NHL royalty with his father and maternal grandfather and it turns out she is something of a hockey player himself. Moving to Owatonna University brings him into orbit with fellow hockey player and team mate, Jacob Benson. Jacob is Ryker’s opposite in many ways, but most especially because he comes from a farming family who work hard to keep their legacy going, as well as pushing Jacob to pursue his dreams.

Ryker is the first book is the author’s ice-hockey centred series Owatonna U Hockey, which is a spin off from their Harrisburg Railers series (which is completely awesome and once more I could go on all day about how much I love that series). That being said, I would recommend to either read Harrisburg Railers series before going here, or at least read book 1 (Changing Lines), which is the story of Ryker’s dad, Jared, and soon to be stepdad Tennant and where we first meet Ryker. The event involving Ten which has Ryker worried for both his father and Ten, happens in book 7 (Neutral Zone). So if you’ve not read the series, I would recommend reading at least books 1 and 7 – but for the sports romance fans you are missing out if you don’t read the entire Harrisburg Railers series…

Oops! I better get back to Owatonna U!

Ryker and Jacob’s story is really wonderful. This is about two young men that know what they want to do with their lives (ice hockey and ultimately NHL) but things change and they grow up, so while their ultimate goal doesn’t change these guys grow up. They also grow up and as they become adults they learn about love and being together and support and sacrifice. Ryker manages to piss Jacob off and this is where Ryker begins to shed his identity as Jared Madsen’s son and becomes his own man as he navigates his feelings towards Jacob.

This is a good base for a new series. The romance between Ryker and Jacob is nice, they are both strong characters but they also live with some very relatable insecurities relating to their schoolwork, their family and their sexuality. The book starts with the world of the Railers, which it has to because Ryker needs to break away from that persona we gained of him earlier and become his own man, which is how we end up with this wonderful little spin off detached from Railers. I’ve learnt a lot about hockey and NHL and now college hockey from these books! We are also introduced to a number of players (including Scott and Benoit, aka Ben) which has me looking forward to the next books in the series.

Surprise Groom by D.J. Jamison Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have D.J. Jamison stopping by today with her new release Surprise Groom, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $15 Amazon GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Surprise Groom

(Marital Bliss 01)
by

D.J. Jamison

Can two men fake their way to marital bliss?

Caleb Taylor is shocked to learn his family could lose Bliss Island Resort — their home and livelihood — unless he makes use of a clause to marry the child of investor Louis Chastain. Sofia Chastain is more like a sister than a love interest, and Caleb isn’t ready to sign over his future. But Sofia has a brother, and Caleb has a plan …

Julien Chastain was disowned at fifteen and has made a life as a go-go dancer in Miami, but he lives paycheck to paycheck. When his childhood friend proposes an outlandish marriage contract, he thinks he’s crazy. But it’s a chance at a future that’s tough to pass up.

Caleb and Julien must present themselves as an authentic couple for the legal loophole to work, but the lines between “fake” and “real” keep shifting as they navigate intimacy, public scrutiny, and sabotage.

Love isn’t part of the plan, but plans change. If they can outsmart Julien’s father and prove their love is worth more than a transaction, they just might find a true happily-ever-after.

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Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Nine Small Sips

(A Tales of Bryant Wedding)
by

V.L. Locey

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

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Love Kills by Michael Mandrake Blog Tour & Excerpt!

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Love Kills

(Criminal Delights 08: Serial Killers)
by

Michael Mandrake

Deranged birds of a feather flock together… leaving trails of blood in their wake.

Holland has fantasies most can’t accept. When potential mates discover Holland’s bloodlust, it’s too late for them to refuse. Determined to get what he wants, Holland continues to seek a man to fulfill his deepest desire and he won’t stop at anything

Archer is inspired and aroused by the tales he’s heard from his boyfriend. Still, he’s greedy for something that pushes him over the edge. Although this might drive him and his partner apart, Archer’s dark want won’t disappear.

Clint’s love for his job has slipped for years, and he’s pondered change. These days he’s cared more about how to please his man, than the rigorous position of solving murder cases. Clint thinks his attitude will eventually get better, thus prompting him to stay aboard. Still, the constant worry of Archer finding someone new niggles at him.

Putting sketchy characters behind bars had always been Clint’s forte, but when new feelings arise, Clint’s conscience is tested. Furthermore, what will happen if Clint is forced to choose between the love of his life, his career, and his morality?

This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.

Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.

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Love is a Walk in the Park by VL Locey & Stephanie Locey

V.L. Locey & Stephanie Locey - Love Is A Walk In The Park Cover 93kj55Title: Love is a Walk in the Park

Author: V.L. Locey & Stephanie Locey

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (143 pages)

ASIN: B07PVSQFS1

Publisher: Gone Writing Publishing LLC (24 April 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Sullivan Haines knows exactly what he wants out of life. Fame as a Broadway dancer and to find the man of his dreams. Sadly, his love life is a dismal mess, his roommate is PMS personified, and working at a dingy dance studio teaching old people how to tango and foxtrot is not exactly the bright lights. Actually, life in the Big Apple is pretty rotten, until he and his dog run into tall, dark, and oh-so-handsome Duane Hart in the park. Their pooches hit it right off, but can the two men find romance along the park’s winding paths?

Duane Hart hasn’t had a lot go right in his life. His girlfriend recently broke up with him, taking everything that wasn’t nailed down or in his roommate’s name. Well, everything except the Yorkshire terrier that he didn’t want to get in the first place, and that she now refuses to take back. However, when he meets a handsome stranger and his pit bull in the dog park, will the blooming heat in his chest be able to convince him to start dating again? Or will fate prove love isn’t a walk in the park, after all?

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Review: Love Is A Walk in the Park is a book authored by VL Locey and Stephanie Locey. I love many of VL Locey’s books and every book has become a must read for me. Stephanie Locey is Vicki’s daughter, and this is her book. I didn’t know what to expect but I was intrigued by the idea of a mother/daughter MM romance collaboration.

The story is quite short and very sweet. The two dogs, Princess Pizazz Periwinkle and Tiberius, are just added bonuses that added more sweetness and a bit of comedy to the story. The MCs are Duane and Sullivan.

Sullivan dreams of becoming a Broadway dancer/actor, but with so many dead-end auditions now he is stuck working for an arsehole, Julian, at his crappy dance studio where most of the customers are old people. And while his work life is dismal, his love life is flatlined and his personal life consists of a room mate (a very funny one) with mood swings that could give you whip lash. The one thing that is going right for him is his dog, Pizazz.

Duane isn’t faring much better. His girlfriend has recently broken up with him and left him with the dog that she wanted, Tiberius. His family don’t have a lot of money, so he hasn’t gone to college and as a result he doesn’t have any real career prospects yet. However, he does have one saving grace in his life and that is his funny and kind roommate.

Walking their dogs in the park, Sullivan and Duane meet. Duane is bisexual, he’s just not out, bur meeting Sullivan has signalled a turning point in his life. Sullivan’s epiphany isn’t quite so dramatic, but meeting Duane shows him that at least one of his dreams, to find his one true love, could be right in front of him.

This is a short, sweet and unbelievably cute story. While I can’t say that I loved this book to bits, I really did enjoy it a lot and to the point that I might read it again when the mood hits me or if I need to read something light hearted. If you want something that is funny and mostly uncomplicated (although there is a couple spikes of drama), then you might want to give this a go.

Kissing booth by Pandora Pine

Pandora Pine - Kissing Booth Cover 573h54b5Title: Kissing Booth

Series: Valentine’s Inc. 07

Author: Pandora Pine

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (93pgs)

Publisher: Pandora Pine (February 4, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Newspaper reporter, Granger Galloway, is in charge of the Valentine’s Bazaar, an annual fundraiser for the LGBTQ community of Salem, Massachusetts. This year, no one has volunteered to man the Bazaar’s hottest attraction: The Kissing Booth. After being turned down by every gay and straight man he knows, Granger does the unthinkable and hires the pros at Valentine’s Inc. to send him the perfect fake boyfriend to man the booth. The problem now is how to explain the gorgeous man kissing the mayor’s lips off is a Rent-A-Hunk!

Lennox MacArthur looks like a model straight off the cover of a Highland romance novel, kilt and all. When he’s hired by Granger to be his Valentine’s weekend boyfriend and man the kissing booth for charity, he figures it will be an easy gig. He never counted on losing his heart to the awkwardly adorable reporter. His conundrum is that he’s kissing every cop, fireman, witch, bored housewife, and granny in town except the one man who stole his heart on sight.

When Granger mistakes Lennox’s true feelings for part of their fake boyfriends act, will it ruin his one chance at true love or will Granger land the man of his dreams if he sets aside his pride and takes his turn in line at the kissing booth?

ISBN: B07MQ6875Y

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Granger is in charge of setting up the kissing booth but has no one to man it. That’s when he decides to try his luck at Valentine’s Inc. to set up a boyfriend for the weekend. Only things go to perfect and he ends up getting Lennox, his dream fantasy come to life.

This is a funny, witty portrayal of how Granger manages to keep himself under control watching Lennox kissing man after man and wanting him to kiss him.

I loved the entire story. Granger and Lennox were great together once they acknoledged their feelings for one another. Sweet and cute.

Fantastic read.

Trusting Jack by Ruby Moone

Ruby Moone - Trusting Jack Cover 83b54g5Title: Trusting Jack

Series: MC Securities 01

Author: Ruby Moone

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday Romance

Length: Novella (181pgs)

Publisher: Ruby Moone (December 10, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: With only a few days to go until Christmas, Michael Cross has to admit there is something amiss about his latest employee, Jack Whelan. Quiet, jumpy, thin… he never seems to eat. He is also incredibly gorgeous with dark spiky hair that Michael aches to touch. But as his boss, Jack is off limits. And when it comes to relationships, he…well, he sucks.

Jack Whelan is at the end of his tether. He’s living rough in the middle of winter, and paying off a massive debt, so getting a job with MC Securities is a lifeline. His new boss is also the hottest guy ever. Geeky, broody, and scarily clever.

When Michael stumbles upon the reality of Jack’s life, he offers to help. But as Michael’s feelings deepen, and Jack’s terrible past catches up with him, Michael has to decide between believing in the awful truth that is staring him in the face, or trusting Jack.

ISBN: B07L61B6ZB

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jack and Michael were a great couple but I honestly felt a bit disappointed in this story. There were too many unanswered questions for me to truly love it. I liked that these two men helped each other in their times of need but the overall delivery just did not do justice for the story.

Everything felt a bit rushed and unexplained especially given the suspense of the story and Jack’s past. I would have liked better explanations as to what happened to Jack when he disappeared as that bugged me at the end of the story with it unresolved.

O.k. read.

Loving the Hellhound by B.A. Stretke

B.A. Stretke - Loving the Hellhound Cover 94jb4Title: Loving the Hellhound

Series: Dragon’s Blood MC 03

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Romance

Length: Novella (176pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (September 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Loving The Hellhound

Vadin Labont is on a mission. He has been dispatched by his Vampire Coven Master to eliminate a rogue vampire who has broken every vampire code and has risked exposing vampire society to the human world. Florian Chamberlin sewed destruction wherever he went and earned the ire of the Dragons of Clan Keith in Laramie, risking the safety and good name of the Chamberlin Coven. With the permission of the Clan Keith Chieftain Calum Keith, Vadin and his two men are on the hunt for the rogue vampire and will not fail in their mission. What Vadin isn’t expecting is to find his beloved, his fate chosen love in the Clan Keith Lodge. Kyle Keith is everything Vadin never even knew he was dreaming of, a strong and intelligent Dragon Warrior. However, Vadin is pulled in two directions. He wants to claim his beloved and begin their life together, but he must find and destroy the dangerous rogue vampire before he strikes again. Vadin has secrets in his past that leave him vulnerable, and he wonders how can possibly hold it all together. When Kyle’s life hangs in the balance, will Vadin reveal himself and save his beloved?

It’s been two years since one of the Clan Keith last found their mate. In that time the Clan has taken ownership of Laramie, Wyoming and have begun creating a sustainable and permanent life here in the High Plains of Wyoming. Kyle is eager to find his mate and wonders just who might be around the corner waiting for him. When the rogue Florian Chamberlin comes back to town, and the Chamberlin Coven comes to deal with him, Kyle is shocked to find his mate at the Vampire Master’s side. Vadin Labont is every inch a warrior and Kyle can’t take his eyes off the beautiful dark-skinned man. Using his tech skills, he finds out his mates deepest secrets, something that will come back to cause friction between him and his new love. Kyle will soon find himself in the greatest danger of his long life, and his only hope may be the dark-skinned man and his hellhound ancestry. Can Vadin save Kyle in time? Can a dragon love a hellhound?

Fate doesn’t make mistakes and love will always find a way..

ISBN: B075WP9KVH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Vadin, second in command of the vampires and half vampire, half hellhound and also an assassin finds his mate in dragon shifter Kyle. I really loved these two together. When they meet things are explosive between them.

Both are after rogue vampire Florian who escaped the wiping out of his rogues when the dragons took them out. He’s back to take his son by any means necessary and that includes kidnapping Kyle.

Intense, passionate and action packed this is my favorite story in the series so far.

Fantastic read.

Gideon by Lily Morton Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Lily Morton popping in today with her new release Gideon, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Gideon

(Finding Home 03)
by

Lily Morton

Gideon Ramsay is so far in the closet he should be a talking faun.

A talented, mercurial, and often selfish man, Gideon has everything he should want in life. Fame, money, acting awards – he has it all. Everything but honesty. At the advice of his agent, Gideon has concealed his sexuality for years. But it’s starting to get harder to hide, and his increasingly wild behaviour is threatening to destroy his career.

Then he’s laid low by a serious illness and into his life comes Eli Jones. Eli is everything that Gideon can’t understand. He’s sunny tempered, friendly, and optimistic. Even worse, he’s unaffected by grumpiness and sarcasm, which forms ninety percent of Gideon’s body weight. And now Gideon is trapped with him without any recourse to the drugs and alcohol that have previously eased his way through awkward situations.

However, as Gideon gets to know the other man, he finds himself wildly attracted to his lazy smiles and warm, scruffy charm that seem to fill a hole inside Gideon that’s been empty for a long time. Will he give in to this incomprehensible attraction when it could mean the end of everything that he’s worked for?

From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages series comes a story about a man who needs to realise that being true to yourself is really just a form of finding home.

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The Dragon’s Heart by B.A. Stretke

B.A. Stretke - The Dragon's Heart Cover 39ojr7aTitle: The Dragon’s Heart

Series: Dragon’s Blood M.C. 02

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Romance

Length: Novella (173 pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (July 24, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Dane has been searching in vain for his sister for five years. She vanished with a violent biker gang and now no matter what he does, he just can’t get close enough to find her. After a violent altercation with a gang of thugs hell bent on killing his friend Chance, Dane is at his wit’s end, and he wonders if he will ever be able to piece his life back together. Everything changes when this large man literally charges into his life and saves him from certain death at the hands of the Night Whispers gang. He is swept into the strongest arms he’s ever known, and safety feels, for once, like more than just a daydream. Alrick Keith is an enigma to Dane. He’s a biker, Dane’s greatest fear, but he is also kind and brings Dane a sense of peace. Dane is still determined to find out what happened to his sister and he is willing to put himself in danger’s path to do it. Will Dane survive the same forces that have taken his sister or can Alrick get there in time and claim his forever love?

Alrick Keith has been on a quest from his Dragon King, searching for his forever love. When Calum, his Chieftain, found his mate at a café in Laramie, Wyoming Alrick had hope that maybe his love wasn’t far behind. Finding his mate about to be devoured by a wolf shifter was not a part of the plan. Once the threat is dispatched, Alrick is loathe to let Dane out of his sight. Alrick must tread lightly, between the biker gang and his dragon secret he can’t risk overwhelming his already stressed mate. However, danger lurks, and a rogue gang is setting its sights on Laramie and Alrick’s mate. Can Alrick save his mate and have that real chance at forever?

The Dragon’s Heart can defy any odds

ISBN: B0747RL1D2

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Alrick finds his mate when he helps Calum rescue Chance from rogue wolves. Dane is Chance’ best friend and ends up being kidnapped and hurt by the wolves. Alrick takes Dane home but Dane has a secret. He’s been trying to find his sister who left five years prior with the death rangers, a group of rogue vampires that are known for their brutality.

Eventually he tells Alrick everything and Alrick with help from the clan help Dane in his quest.

I loved this story. Dane and Alrick were a great match. There is suspense, romance and action.

Fantastic read.

Vanilla Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke

Susi Hawke - Vanilla Spiced Omega Cover 83jrb4Title: Vanilla Spiced Omega

Series: The Hollydale Omegas 05

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: MPreg, Paranormal

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: Susi Hawke (March 30, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: ”Shane is my stepbrother; he’s family and strictly off-limits.”

Shane Prescott is a fun-loving omega with a knack for landing in trouble. He prides himself on efficiently running the waitstaff at his brother’s restaurant, Kamasouptra. Between his brother-slash-bestie, Keith, and his dog, Rocky, Shane doesn’t need anything else to make him happy. Love would be nice, but that ship sailed the day his mom married Keith’s dad.

Keith Anderson is focused on two things: making Kamasouptra the premiere place to dine in Hollydale and not giving into his feelings for his stepbrother. For the past several years, his life has been running smoothly to the point of being in rut. Keith’s life begins to change when an offbeat old lady befriends him and starts to make Keith think that it’s time to alpha up and chase what he really wants.

Between a smarmy food critic, April Fools pranks gone wrong, and two helpful old coots who dispense their unsolicited folksy wisdom to the brothers—you’ll be in stitches as you root for a pair of men who are so busy trying to follow societal expectations that they’re oblivious to the clear signs that maybe… just maybe… they were never meant to have a brotherly relationship in the first place. Things are about to change in major ways for this pair of stepbrothers, if they can just be brave enough to take a chance for happiness.

ISBN: B07Q3N1ZBD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Shane and Keith have been friends since grade school and knew they loved each other. Then their parents met and married making them family. It stopped them from ever trying to get together or even let the other know how they truly felt. It took two goofy ghosts to help them along.

I was not really sure how I wanted this review to go. I do not really care for alpha and omega’s who never shift. It takes away from the paranormal side of things other than the fact that ghost show up and the omega’s can get pregnant. My main issues with this and it doesn’t have much to do with the book is something the author threw in to the story that drives me nuts. It shows that the author has issues with certain things and adds it in to the story. It was about reviews and readers making me not really want to even bother with the story. However that is just my issues but readers do buy their books so you get what I am saying.

Now as for the story itself the characters were quite quirky and I got a kick out of them both. I love how omega’s know they can get pregnant but never think it when they start getting sick. It actually makes it feel like you are knowing them quite well. I did notice that this story came off a lot better than the previous books. It didn’t feel rushed but well thought out and the story just seemed to pop out better.

I find that Tom is still my favorite out of all the characters and he is still the same sweetie as he was when we first see him. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next book. I might even say that I can see myself reading this more than once.

TCS: The Studio by Mike E. Galloway

Title: TCS: The Studio

Series: Tribal Culture Studio 01

Author: Mike E. Galloway

Genre: Coming of Age, Contemporary

Length: Novel (338pgs)

Publisher: Mike E. Galloway (September 7, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Jason Gelardi is a college dropout who wants the perfect life and the perfect boyfriend. With a knack for photography, he establishes Tribal Culture Studio, a modeling agency in San Diego, and hires several hot guys to be models for him. Over the course of his career, he works with a charming surfer, a mechanical engineering graduate student, and a rising water polo athlete, among others.

TCS: The Studio is a coming-of-age experience for Jason as he learns responsibility and self-reliance. Find out which of the lucky studs he can end up with, and how successful he can become at not only love, but in business.

ISBN: B07GT8V9JC

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

Jason has dropped out and on the lookout for a boyfriend, he decides the perfect career will help him. He can take their photos and get a good look at the man candy while doing it. He falls head over heals for one, takes him out, and lets just say things don’t go the way he wants. Where as his cousin wants to get in and well you can see where that which direction that is going to go.

Jason is a whiny brat who needs to go back to adulting. He has the worst taste in boyfriends and might just cost him. The characters were interesting but they sounded like each other although Jason does have his own voice. However the other two were different people but the way the story was told, one would think they were the same guy. The dialog was off quite a bit.

The plot or what I had assumed was the plot started off pretty good, but then it lost it part way in. The story itself jumped characters which made me want to chuck it. It had no heat and no bite to it to make it stand out. The title alone would have me passing it by, boring as hell. To be honest when I started reading, I was thinking the book was going to just be a porn story. I was glad to find out that was not the case. However by the midway, I would have prefered the porn. Just to give it that spark. The story did have potential but it failed to deliver a top notch story. It was dull and made me not want to finish the story. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have and makes me want to avoid the next books. There was no spark to it, nothing to make it stand out. One one side Jason takes a chance after dropping out of school. However the other side was the fact that he did it hoping to find a boyfriend. It made me think that it was either being told by a teenager with raging hormones or a completely newbie writer.

Now on the plus side, I didn’t see too many grammar or spelling mistakes that one usually gets from an unknown author. The characters while not being separate, do have potential to change their direction. The pace was pretty even, but the jumping made the story hard to follow. This being the first book, it does give Jason a chance at growing into who he is suppose to be.

There was a lot to the story that was not needed. There is more in it that should have been cut out. There is great potential to be a top story however this particular book doesn’t deliver that. So as it is standing, this book was not for me.

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

I did not chose this book to review. I was asked to review it as a second opinion. The problem is I do not care for these types of stories myself but I read it anyway.

Jason really bugged me at times. I don’t know why he thought he’d find a boyfriend while at work or with models. His whole demeanor just rubbed me the wrong way. I liked the idea of the story but the actual delivery was a huge letdown. Jason needs to grow up so he borrows money and starts taking pictures of hot guys who model for him. A lot of these guys sounded similiar to one another and it was hard to connect with any of the characters in the story.

The story seemed long winded and drawn out when there was no need for it to be so I lost interest before the halfway mark but continued to read. Jason did begin to show signs of maturity. I kept thinking in my head he does know there is no such thing as perfect right? I really hate that word: perfect.

I’m sorry but this story was not for me.

Destiny by M.A. Church

M.A. Church - Destiny Cover 1093jnaTitle: Destiny: A Prequel to Bound by Destiny

Series: Harvest Young

Author: M.A. Church

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Length: Short (68pgs)

Publisher: M.A. Church (August 30, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Raiden Shou knew who his mate was before he took his first breath. Hard to believe? Well, when it comes to these Tah’Narians and their young, nothing is impossible.

Did destiny bring Raiden and Dayo together? Or something else? And does it really matter when the love of a lifetime awaits?

Follow Raiden and Dayo from birth to their mating day. See how their bond evolves as they grow older, how the struggle of being part of the Tah’Narian royal family takes on an unexpected meaning to the young warriors, and how their hopes and dreams cumulate into a future they can’t wait to embrace at long last.

ISBN: B07GZZ4XD1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A look back from the beginning of Raiden’s life in the womb to the time he and Dayo finally mate. I loved going back to see what transpired in one fell swoop.

Interesting and intriguing this story has depth that adds to the story as the years fly by for these two men and their friends.

Fantastic addition.

Love Kills by Michael Mandrake Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Love Kills

(Criminal Delights 08: Serial Killers)
by

Michael Mandrake

Deranged birds of a feather flock together… leaving trails of blood in their wake.

Holland has fantasies most can’t accept. When potential mates discover Holland’s bloodlust, it’s too late for them to refuse. Determined to get what he wants, Holland continues to seek a man to fulfill his deepest desire and he won’t stop at anything

Archer is inspired and aroused by the tales he’s heard from his boyfriend. Still, he’s greedy for something that pushes him over the edge. Although this might drive him and his partner apart, Archer’s dark want won’t disappear.

Clint’s love for his job has slipped for years, and he’s pondered change. These days he’s cared more about how to please his man, than the rigorous position of solving murder cases. Clint thinks his attitude will eventually get better, thus prompting him to stay aboard. Still, the constant worry of Archer finding someone new niggles at him.

Putting sketchy characters behind bars had always been Clint’s forte, but when new feelings arise, Clint’s conscience is tested. Furthermore, what will happen if Clint is forced to choose between the love of his life, his career, and his morality?

This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.

Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.

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Match Grade by G.B. Gordon Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Match Grade

Criminal Delights: Assassins 06
by

G.B. Gordon

SOME MATCHES SPARK AN INFERNO

Eirik Haldurson is a hitman. Kidnapped at age five and cruelly trained by his captor, he is today one of the most sought-after contract killers alive. Emotional distance from his targets, brutally beaten into him until it became second nature, is now the only way he can function. Lately though, that distance has started to elude him.

And when a Colombian drug cartel contracts Eirik to take out ex-soldier-turned-vigilante, Matt Moreno, distance is suddenly as close as heat to fire. And all hell breaks loose.

This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.

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Prisoner Of Shadows by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes stopping by today with their new release Prisoner of Shadows, we have a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Prisoner of Shadows

(Lords of the Underworld 02)
by

Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

For more than five thousand years, Prometheus has been chained in the underworld. Every day, an eagle tears out his liver. Every night, he heals. When Hermes releases him in a gambit to save himself from his father’s wrath, Prometheus must adjust to a world that’s forgotten him. Hunted by the twins, Artemis and Apollo, he finds help in an unexpected place.

Julian Bell is a vampire lost. He left his Louisiana home in 1936 and hasn’t settled since. Ten years ago he followed his best friend to New York, but the country they came to wasn’t the America he left. After losing his friend, he found himself unmoored in a strange land. As he nears his hundredth birthday, he’s realizing how truly alone he is.

When Prometheus and Julian’s paths cross one fateful night, they find in each other a safe path through the shadows.

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Apex by B.A. Stretke

B.A. Stretke - Apex Cover 484h3neTitle: Apex: The Dragons Mate

Series: Dragons Blood MC 01

Author: B.A. Stretke

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (181pgs)

Publisher: Superiorland Publishing (June 29, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Apex: The geometric center of a turn. The point at which a turn is negotiated at the highest speed and the motorcycle’s direction has changed.

Calum Keith is the leader of Dragon’s Blood Motorcycle Club (M.C.) and the Chieftain of Clan Keith, a Clan of Scottish Dragons who accepted a quest from their King to come to America and find their fate-chosen mates. A seer told them that where they encountered one mate, many others would also be found. The Clan has ridden the back roads of America for nearly 100 years looking for the answer to their quest. In a small café in the High Plains Wyoming town of Laramie, Calum Keith runs headlong into a young man named Chance Bashford. This is Calum’s destiny, and Chance might just be the love of his life. Before that, they must overcome the harsh upbringing and lack of care that Chance has endured during his short twenty-one years on this earth. If Calum plays his cards right, he just might win the heart of his beloved. However, like any quest, danger lurks around every corner. A rogue wolf pack has made Laramie their home base, and they have their sights set on Calum’s love. Calum and his gang of Dragon’s must face this threat head on if they want a chance at putting down some roots and seeing what the winds of the high plains have in store for their Dragon Clan.

The Quest is just beginning.

ISBN: B073KWFB1H

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Calum’s dragon scents his mate after entering a cafe but scares the man, Chance in the process of following him. After many years of him and his crew traveling he finally realizes why they never felt settled anywhere they went. The time was not right until he found his mate. But Chance is in a dangerous situation that he doesn’t realize he’s in and it’s up to Calum to save him from a rogue wolf pack.

A story full of drama, misunderstandings, danger and tense situations as well as sweet and tender moments. I enjoyed reading about Calum and some of his dragons as the story progressed. I am looking forward to reading more about the other members of the motorcycle gang as the series continues.

Fantastic read.

Montana Sky by R.J. Scott

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Series: Montana 06

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (143 Pages)

Publisher: Love Lane Books LTD (April 24, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When they spend time alone on a Montana mountainside will Tyler ever convince Martin that like sapphires, love is worth searching for?

Martin’s name was the very last on a kill list. The son of a murderer, he’s had no childhood; lost in a horrific holding pattern of death that turned his heart to stone. Thanks to the man who called him brave and spared his life, he no longer has to look over his shoulder, but he does have one question. Why did Justin let him live?

Tyler Colby has identified a major flaw in the seismic mapping system used to monitor earthquake activity. Sent to Crooked Tree by his employer, the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, he is tasked with adding a new remote station to the network. The installation should be his entire focus, but the lure of sapphires and his attraction to a heartbroken young man called Martin is enough to make him want more.

ISBN: B07R447NZG

Product Link: Amazon USAmazon UK 

Reviewer: Lisa

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

For the longest time all Martin knew was pain, destruction and death. His father was one evil he wanted to forget. He just couldn’t forget the ones that were in danger as well. He ran as fast as he could but in the end he couldn’t run fast enough. Now he was back to find out why one of the two men should want him dead had not killed him.

Tyler was a scientist tracking earthquakes in Montana. He had his eyes on a very sexy man who seemed to have pain etched onto his face. He wanted Martin to forgive himself as much as Martin wanted the others to forgive him.

This is one of those stories that you must read the previous books otherwise your a bit behind in the guys and their pasts. It had been awhile since I have read them so I was a bit slow on certain aspects of the story. It is a story filled with love as well as pain, tears as well as laughter and maybe some gold flakes. It is a very emotional story that will have you on the edge of their seats to find out what happens next. I can’t say that it is one of my favorite stories but it is a very good story with a lot of heart in it.

I will admit that this is not one of those stories that will be read more than once or twice. However it is a story that will have you remembering the good in your life. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to what the next story has going on. I would definitely recommend it.

Thin Blue Grind by Pandora Pine *Free Read*

Pandora Pine - Thin Blue Grind Cover 837hh3Title: Thin Blue Grind *Free Read*

Series: Cold Case Psychic 10.5

Author: Pandora Pine

Genre: Psychics

Length: Short (26pgs)

Publisher: Pandora Pine

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: When Cold Case Detective Ronan O’Mara enters a charity Strip-A-Thon on New Year’s Eve will he nail his sexy performance or will he just get nailed by his psychic husband, Tennyson Grimm?

ISBN: N/A

Product Link: Prolific Works

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A short sexy read with Ronan performing on stage and Ten in the audience looking on at Ronan’s strip tease.

Entertaining and cute this shows how the couple feel for one another.

Great read.

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Want Me by Neve Wilder Release Blast & Excerpt!

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Want Me

by

Neve Wilder

Two roommates. One calculus exam. A whole lot of extracurricular activity.

Nate

Living with four other guys, it’s bound to happen.
Every guy’s been caught taking care of business at least once, right?
It shouldn’t be a big deal.

But I don’t know Eric as well as my other roommates, and things are a little awkward now.
He’s a loner. A mystery. Quietly confident. Smart.
Sexy as hell.

I’ve been happily subsisting on the typical frat guy diet of booze and sorority girls.
But the way Eric looked at me that night?
There was something there.
Something that’s got me curious.
Something that’s stirring up feelings I thought I’d left behind for good.

Something that’s making me think I’m not as straight as I thought I was.

I can’t get him off of my mind.
I don’t think I want to.

So when he offers to help me study for a midterm I’m convinced I’m going to fail,
I take him up on it.
It’s innocent.
Probably. Maybe.

There’s no way I could’ve known what it’d start…

This is a super steamy standalone new adult/college mm romance with HEA that unfolds across six “episodes” following Nate and Eric. Now bundled up in one collection with a bonus episode for a seamless reading experience. 87,000 words.

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