Hiya guys, Cardeno C. has popped in again for a visit and this time it’s with her audiobook Perfect Imperfections, we have an audio sample for you to listen to, there’s also a fantastic giveaway where you can win your own audiobook of Perfect Imperfections and we have Tams review, now Tams has reviews for both the ebook and the audiobook so see what she has to say. Well guys, enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle of nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Accountant slash bartender slash adventure-seeker Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with The Jeremy Jameson and can’t say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once in a lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.
Listening to music, traveling the world, and jumping off cliffs is fun. Falling in love is even better. But to stay with Jeremy after the stage lights dim, Reg will need to help him realize there’s nothing pretend about their relationship.
Hiya guys, today we are visited by Silvia Violet with her brand new audiobook release Finding Release, you will get a chance to listen to an excerpt and to win a audio copy with the Giveaway. So peeps enjoy our post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Finding Release (Audio)
Finding Release (Wild R Farm 1) is now available in audio!
Coleman Wilder is a half-breed werewolf. Some days the tension between his human side and his werewolf instincts threaten to tear him apart. But the challenge of running a horse farm as a gay man in a conservative Tennessee town keeps him focused until he meets horse shifter, Jonah Marks.
Jonah’s family insists that shifting is sinful, but Jonah longs to let his stallion run free. Desperate to escape his family’s judgment, he asks Cole, his secret crush, for a job. Cole turns him down, scared his desire for Jonah will make him lose control. When Jonah’s brother threatens his life, Cole struggles to save him and give them both a second chance at the life they’ve always wanted.
Blurb: Happy with an eternity of seducing women for both pleasure and blood, vampire Jared Sinclair is surprised when his longtime friend Byron encourages him to sample the pleasures that might be found in a man. It’s during a sensual encounter that Jared discovers the real reason Byron wants him to expand his palate … because he wants Jared to taste him. *Wet Dream*
Review: Short, Sexy and Steamy… my three favorite colors are available in audio? Who knew!
Jared and Bryon are vampires and friends, they’ve spent centuries fucking and feeding their way through the populous. Jared takes his pleasure from women and Byron takes his from men. But Byron has always wanted to take Jared as well, now he just has to convince Jared to let him.
I loved the feeding ritual itself in this story. When a woman was at her peak, so to speak, that is when her blood was the richest. Soon enough Jared learns from watching Byron and then he finally decides to feeds from a man, in more ways than one, and it is even more delectable than his former female lovers ever were. Just wait until Byron gets him into bed, his head might explode!
I would love a longer story of these two vampire lovers escapades across the globe. I hope that this short was just a snack. The narrator was pretty decent added to the storyline. He had a sexy, sultry voice that he kept throughout, with just little inflections here and there to let you know if it was Jared or Byron speaking. Super short, super sexy and super cheap. You could knock this one out in the car on the way to work, and have a much better day!
Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181: Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately Dante is strictly a ladies’ man and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For 10 years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.
Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until Dante is nearly bankrupt and proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay-porn website where uniformed hunks get down-n-dirty… Now Dante wants them to appear there— together.
Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?
Review: This book was very appropriately named. It is H.O.double T. HOT!! Narrated by actor, director, writer, producer and gay activist; Charlie David.
Griffin Muir, Griff, is a divorced New York city Firefighter still living in his father’s basement. He is a 6’4, 240 pound, red-headed Irishman with the temperament of a gentle giant. A survivor of the World Trade center bombings, he buried a lot of his brother’s after that attack, and started to fall in love with one as well. His job is his life and he’d do anything for his fellow fire fighters, especially his best friend Dante.
Dante Anastagio is the typical Italian stallion! Nowhere near Griff’s height but still well-built with black hair and eyes and a large, loud Italian family. Dante is a perpetual bachelor, notorious ladies man, and straight. Faced with the very real prospect of losing his house due to a lack of funds he goes against Griff and does a shoot for a gay porn site. It’s just him and the camera, no sex, just Dante getting off for the World Wide Web. For now.
The money is good, but not good enough. Soon Dante convinces Griff to do a shoot with him because the payoff is higher, but so are the stakes. The shoot opens the door to feelings that have long been buried and hidden causing the lines of friendship to blur. Griff struggles to keep his all too real attraction for his best friend a secret, while Dante struggles with wanting more from Griff now than just friendship. But the FDNY is not exactly gay friendly. If their friends, family and fellow firefighters find out the truth, will they survive the aftermath?
This was the sexiest book I’ve listened to in a long time, and I listen to a lot of m/m books! Perhaps it was the well-written story of two brothers in arms, firefighters that have been friends forever and been to hell and back, that was expertly written by Suede. Add to that Charlie David’s rendition of the story as he narrated. David has a captivating voice that I loved since I first saw him on Dante’s Cove (A TV show on hereTV). He did a fantastic job separating the unique voices of the gentle giant Griff, the Italian stallion Dante and even nailed the bratty, New Yorker twang of Dante’s sister Loretta.
At the heart of this book was the slow burning love story of Griff and Dante. They deal with so much on a daily basis being firefighters but they’ve also had to deal with a failed marriage, a mother’s death, a friends apparent gay bashing and now their obvious feelings for each other. And when these two finally come together the sex is off the charts scorching hot! David outdid himself in that area of the narration as well. Perhaps it’s because he is a gay man and he actually knows the little sounds and innuendos that go along with the act of sex between two gay men. I thought my iPod was going to set fire the scenes between Griff and Dante were so HOT! Passionate, sexy, steamy and downright nasty!!
I highly recommend this book. I’m certain you’d get just as much out of the print or eBook version that I did out of the audio. But if you have the ability to listen, I’d suggest you do.
Blurb: Charming rascal Tristan Northwood seems to have it all: an ancient name, a noble inheritance, a lovely wife, and a son he adores. Women love him, men admire him, and it seems there is nothing he can’t do, whether it’s seducing a society wife or winning a carriage race. Little does Society suspect that the name means nothing to him, the fortune is in his father’s controlling hands, and he has no interest in his wife except a very distant friendship. Society bores him, and he takes dares because he only feels alive when he’s dancing on the edge… until his wife’s brother comes home from the wars.
Decorated war hero Major Charles Mountjoy jerks Tris out of his despair by inspiring feelings of passion Tris had never suspected himself capable of. Almost as terrifying as those feelings for Charles are the signs Charles might return his affection—or, even worse, that Charles sees the man Tristan has been trying so valiantly to hide from the world.
Review: Tristan Northwood is a deviant by the standards of his time. He drinks like a fish, parties like a rock star, takes any dare that is thrown his way and sleeps with any woman that blinks in his direction. It’s all just a façade that he presents as his public persona. He lost his mother and baby sister when he was just a boy, and he’s felt his father’s disdain for him every day since. Now a grown man, his father continues to control him, as he is the one that holds the purse strings.
An arranged marriage is set, as the Baron no longer wants his son and only heir ramshackling his way across the countryside. Charlotte Mountjoy and Tristan are married and being their otherwise unconventional marriage as mere strangers. Over the next several years, though they develop a bond that is unwavering, becoming best friends and parents to a little boy with another child on the way. But Tris is even more restless all these years later. Until Lottie’s twin brother, Charles comes for a visit.
Tris is attracted to Charles from the start, which only adds to his uncertainty as of late. He’s always had an odd attraction to the same-sex, but never acted on it due to the negative and damning effects of homosexuality at the time. Charles as well hides his attraction to Tris, until he learns that the attraction is mutual. But Tristan’s self-loathing and dangerous plans threaten to destroy any chance these two would have at happiness.
I loved the history that was woven into the story. From the costumes of the period down to Napoleon and the war. The book was set in the late 1800’s, a time in which homosexuality was considered sodomy and punishable by incarceration, possibly death. It was interesting how Speedwell painted this aspect of the storyline without weighing down the overall story. I was fascinated as I listened to Tristan’s exploits and followed him as he went from insecure and immature to a strong, fierce, and loyal doctor. Charles and Lottie play a huge role in his growth throughout the story. They both love him unconditionally, but it’s Charles that is IN love with him, and it’s that love that gives Tris the strength to become the man he is at the end.
This book was narrated by Paul Morey, and Morey is a fantastic storyteller. You can hear the emotions in his voice from changes in octave to slight nuances within the different characters. He expertly nails the sensuality and passion of the more intimate scenes between Charles and Tris as well. I know they say an audio book is a different experience from reading the story, but I would recommend this book regardless of the final delivery.