Imagines by N.R. Walker Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have N.R. Walker stopping by with the tour for her new release Imagines, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Imagines

(Imago 02)
by

N.R. Walker

Imagines is the Latin plural for Imago, and the only thing better than one metamorphosis, is two.

Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson’s work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is demanding as ever, and Jack’s work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic.

When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered a two-week research position in tropical Queensland to help determine why the Ulysses butterfly is on the decline. Figuring they could combine work and pleasure, Jack and Lawson go on their first vacation together.

Working alongside renowned professor Piers Bonfils isn’t easy. But personal and professional differences aside, Lawson is offered a more permanent role in Queensland. Torn between his new life in Tasmania with Jack and a dying species of butterfly he feels compelled to save, Lawson has to decide where his fate lies.

But fate changes the rules. On a research expedition into the depths of the rainforest, suddenly it’s not only the butterflies’ existence that hangs in the balance

A butterfly’s life cycle never changes. From larvae to imago, their course is plotted by design. Jack and Lawson need to determine where they stand, if they live through it. Because the only thing more incredible than one imago is two.

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Imago by N.R. Walker Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have N.R. Walker stopping by today with the tour for her new release Imago, we have a fantastic giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Imago

by

N.R. Walker

Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.

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Cronin's Key III by N.R. Walker Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have N.R. Walker visiting today with her newest release Cronin’s Key III, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and we have Shorty’s review for you to check out, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Cronin’s Key III

by

N.R. Walker

History isn’t always what it seems…

Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.

Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.

This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

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Cronin's Key III by N.R. Walker

51oeeoK6uBL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Cronin’s Key III
Series: Cronin’s Key, # 3
Author: N.R. Walker
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (135 pages)
Publisher: BlueHeart Press (September 18, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: History isn’t always what it seems…

Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.

Zoan are half-Lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.

This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has.

And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

Product Link: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the third book in the Cronin’s Key series. I absolutely loved this book and will definitely have to read books one and two which I did not have to time to read first.

This book is full of fascinating history of different places and creatures that I found riveting and stunning at times. I was completely spellbound by Alec’s many abilities throughout the book. They were a fascinating blend of things I’ve read in other books and some I have not.

I loved Alec’s character. He seemed smart to a point and tried his best to solve any dilemma that came at him. He was loyal and protective of his friends. Cronin was fiercely protective of Alec, especially when it came to something wanting to harm him. I loved that even though he could be fierce he was also tender and caring.

I loved the entire book. This book has a lot going on in it, from meeting new characters that are intent on harm, to talking to a vampire that can commune with the dead. I was mesmerized by the whole story line. I was slowly immersed in a fantastic world of paranormal creatures that took my breath away. Very well written and fascinating.

Highly recommended.

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Elements of Retrofit by N.R. Walker, 2nd edition

elementsofretrofit_pride_800Title: Elements of Retrofit, 2nd edition
Series: Thomas Elkin Series, #1
Author: N.R. Walker
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (89 Pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (August 4, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Generation versus generation, traditional versus contemporary, these men are about to learn a lesson in architecture and love. Can they prove that the old and new can be the perfect design?

A successful New York architect, Thomas Elkin almost has it all. Coming out as gay and ending his marriage before his fortieth birthday, he needed to start living his life. Now, four years later, with his relationship with his son back on track, and after a few short-lived romances, this esteemed traditional draftsman thinks he knows everything about architecture, about life.

Cooper Jones, twenty-two years old, is about to take the architect world by storm. Talented, professional, driven and completely infuriating, Cooper is the definition of Generation Y.

Starting an internship working with Thomas, Cooper is about to knock Tom’s world off its axis. Tom can teach Cooper about the architecture industry, but Cooper is about to teach Tom what it means to live.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released under the same title. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-739-4

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/elements-of-retrofit

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book by this author that I have read and I have got to tell you that it was amazing. I wasn’t so sure about the age difference between them, or the fact that it was his best friend’s father, however it was hot.

Thomas had been married at one time and had a great son. However when he realized the lie he was living it took a little bit from the previous life. He didn’t have the perfect relationship with his son that he wanted. So when his son comes to visit with a friend he was surprised but happy. That is until he met his son’s friend Cooper.

Cooper was going to be interning at his friends fathers company. He was shocked that he got to work with Thomas. He was even more surprised by the heat they seemed to have. Things were going to heat up with these two that is for sure.

I must admit I wasn’t sure about them being together, but I was glad to see them both together. Although I understood Thomas more than I did Cooper, I knew what Cooper felt was strong.

It was a great story and I look forward to reading more by this author. I had a blast with it.

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Cronin's Key II by N.R. Walker Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Cronin’s Key II

by

N.R. Walker

History isn’t always what it seems.

With the battle of Egypt behind them, Alec and Cronin are enjoying the thrill of new love. Though fate doesn’t wait long before throwing them back into the world of weird.

They know Alec’s blood is special, though its true purpose still eludes them. And given Alec’s inability to be changed into a vampire, Cronin is free to drink from him at will. But the ramifications of drinking such powerful blood starts a ripple effect.

With the help of Jorge, a disturbing vampire-child with the gift of foresight, Alec and Cronin face a new kind of war. This time their investigations lead them to the borders of China and Mongolia—but it’s not what lies in the pits beneath that worries Alec.

It’s the creator behind it all.

In the underground depths of China, amidst a war with the Terracotta Army, they will find out just what the Key is, and what Alec means to the vampire world.

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Red Dirt Heat 4 by N.R. Walker

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Series: Red Dirt Heart

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (266 pages)

Publisher: N.R Walker (January 9th, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Moving from a Texas ranch to an Australian Outback station was a life changing decision for Travis Craig. Though it wasn’t really a decision at all. Something in his bones told him to go, though he had no clue as to why.

Until he met Sutton Station’s owner, Charlie.

Loving Charlie shouldn’t have been easy. The man was stubborn, and riddled with crippling self-doubt. No, it shouldn’t have been easy at all. Yet somehow, falling in love with Charlie was the easiest thing in the world.

Loving him was easy. Living with him, teaching him how to love in return and, more importantly, how to love himself, was not.

But Travis knew all along it’d be worth it. He knew the man with the red dirt heart was destined to be his. Just as if he knew, the red dirt that surrounded him was where he was supposed to be.

In the final instalment of the Red Dirt Series, we see Charlie through Travis’ eyes. We see how much he’s grown and how much he loves. We go back to Texas with them, and we see Charlie get everything he truly thought he never deserved.

Red Dirt Heart 4 is Travis’ story.

And this is the story of not just one red dirt heart, but two.

Purchase Link: www.amazon.com/Red-Dirt-Heart-ebook/dp/B00RUQXD9W/

Review: Nooo! I did not want to see the end of this series. I absolutely love Travis and Charlie, and as finales go this was absolutely perfect!
Red Dirt 4 is written in Travis’ view. I have to say I loved it and loved the insight into the growth of Charlie and the more emotional side of their relationship.

I this book we have more on Charlie and Travis and their growing relationship. I have to say these two men are one of my favorite fictional couples. I would give anything to have a love like theirs. The story is beautifully written, and a page tuner. There are a few sad moments and some absolutely breathtaking ones. These two men are so hot together.

I also loved how the epilogue was done almost as a separate book. I can’t tell you anything about it without it being a spoiler so I will say I gave that 5 stars as well and loved to see how the relationship continued throughout the years. I will say I would have loved this as a separate full story!

If you love the Outback, Australian farmers (I still call them cowboys), very emotional stories, sweet loving romance, and some sensual man love this is definitely for you!

I recommend this series to everyone but you do need to read it form the beginning. You won’t regret it!

Three's Company by N.R. Walker

21948793Title: Three’s Company, 2nd edition
Series: N/A

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Ménage

Length: Novel (179 Pages)

Publisher: Published April 16th 2014 by Totally Bound Publishing (first published 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: When looking for someone to help heal his broken heart, Wilson Curtis never dreamed he’d find two someones. Love isn’t always conventional.
After being publicly outed and his restaurant business in tatters, instead of vacationing with his lover, Wilson Curtis goes to Key West alone where he meets Simon and Adam. Fascinated by this couple, he strikes up conversation and is soon invited into their bed for some holiday fun.

But once isn’t enough, and the offer is extended for the remainder of his stay. As they get to know each other, in and out of the bedroom, sparks fly and ten days is all it takes to change their lives.

When it comes time for Wil to leave, with outside tensions closing in and time running out, tempers flare and emotions fray. Beneath the misunderstandings and lack of communication is the realization these three men aren’t ready to say goodbye.
Reader Advisory: This book was previously released at another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/threes-company

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: I think this book is maybe my personal fantasy! Leave behind a narrow-minded small town and stressful job to relax in sun and fun with not one, but two hot guys! Would you relocate to the Keys to start working with two new lovers in an open and safe, fun resort? I sure would! Of course, there’s more to the story. Through one act of bigotry, Will is outed to his narrow-minded community, and suffers the consequences as his closeted boyfriend sits silently and watches the whole thing go down with no act to defend him. So Wil does the only things he knows to: he packs his bags and takes off for the vacation they had planned for two, alone to a gay resort in Key West. Thank goodness, for the kind heart and sexy smile Simon possesses as he invites Wil into his and Adam’s world.

Wil, Simon, and Adam need to weave a delicate balance, and lay down a good foundation of communication, love, and understanding to make their new threesome work. Wil also needs to let go of his past, his wishes that his hometown could have accepted him, and sell off his business and his childhood home. Even after surmounting all those difficulties, another force of bigotry threatens Adam, Will and Simon’s dreams. Will family, friends, and love overcome?

Warning, this story is full of hot sun, hot dancing, hot men, and hot sex. You may need a cool drink and a fan while reading! A fun read, I recommend you take this baby to the beach!

Taxes and TARDIS by N.R. Walker

21546480Title: Taxes and TARDIS, 2nd edition

Series: Sexy Snax

Author: N. R. Walker

Genre: Contemporary/Jock Loves Geek

Length: Novella (88 Pages)

Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (March 21st, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: Brent is a jock, Logan a geek, these men are a world apart. But if opposites attract, maybe it’s the differences between them that make it worth the fight.
Brent Kelly is a laid-back tradesman whose only concerns are drinks with friends and which man to bed next. In need of a new accountant to sort out his nightmarish shoebox of tax receipts, he’s referred to Logan Willis.
He doesn’t expect to be intrigued by the science fiction-loving, geeky guy with dark-rimmed glasses and a TARDIS blue shirt. So his fascination with the soft-spoken Englishman surprises him, and their mutual attraction is completely unexpected. He most certainly never expects to fall in love.
One a jock and the other a geek, both men know the differences between them are vast and could cause problems. But in this opposites-attract erotic drama, maybe it’s the differences between them that make staying together worth the fight.

Publisher’s note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/taxes-and-tardis

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: The title of this collection of short stories offered by Totally Bound Publishing, Sexy Snax, is perfect. Taxes and TARDIS is a perfect little, warm and gooey sexy snack! It’s full of sizzling attraction, and warm and fuzzy feeling.

I love how the opposites attract in this story, opposite in career, appearance, habits, and upbringing. While Logan had a rough experience in high school and college being picked on because he was gay and geeky, his parents were supportive and accepting. Brent has a great youth, he was a popular kid, played sports, didn’t’ get picked on because he was a big guy, but his parents turned him away when he came out. Their present day circumstances are just as opposite, Brent is a rough and tumble electrician, hanging out in sports bars with his equally unsophisticated friends, where Logan is a rather introverted, quiet, home body who keeps his life neat and tidy, and only seems to socialize with his sister when he isn’t pouring over tax accounts. One would opt to watch The Predator while the other dreams about The Doctor.

Can these two possibly hold a future together? In the case of this sweet story, the saying opposites attract is doubly true! Sweet, shy, geeky Logan is steamin’ hot in the bedroom, and poor Brent doesn’t know what hits him!

Very smoothly written, the story kept my interest solidly all the way through, No holes in the plot, and I easily visualized the scene as I read along, the author having painted a perfect picture for me. Yep, this story is the perfect feel-good, sexy snack! It will warm you up for sure on these cold spring nights!

Red Dirt Heart by N.R. Walker Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway & Review!

Hello boys and girls look what I am bringing you today… a hot Australian Cowboy and a sexy American Cowboy *shiver* two delicious cowboys finding love against a harsh backdrop. N.R. Walker and her newest release Dirt Red Heart is hitting the spot with all those Cowboy lovers out there so don’t miss your chance to get your hands on a copy of this book… and to give you a helping hand there’s a chance to win your very own copy *happy dance*. Now I am going to leave you to it so you can have a good shufty (look) at the excerpt and review and click the Rafflecopter link, and while you do that I am gonna find somewhere to hide for when Cat realizes I reviewed a cowboy book LOL ~Pixie~ 

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RED DIRT HEART

By N.R. Walker

BLURB:

Welcome to Sutton Station: One of the world’s largest working farms in the middle of Australia – where if the animals and heat don’t kill you first, your heart just might. 

Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how; the way his father did before him. Determined to keep his head down and his heart in check, Charlie swears the red dirt that surrounds him – isolates him – runs through his veins.

American agronomy student Travis Craig arrives at Sutton Station to see how farmers make a living from one of the harshest environments on earth. But it’s not the barren, brutal and totally beautiful landscapes that capture him so completely.

It’s the man with the red dirt heart.

EXCERPT:

Red dirt heart300Just on sundown, I got off the motorbike, kicked the stand down so the bike stood upright without me and closed the gate. I’d been out all day in the South paddocks doing a final check of fences and water trough pumps before we bought the cattle down from the North. I’d seen the ute back at the homestead as I came in so I knew George was home.

George was my leading hand. He was in his fifties, with greying hair and sun-hardened skin. He’d worked here for as long I could remember, but he was more than a loyal employee. He was my friend, and in a lot of ways, more of a dad to me than my own old man ever was.

He’d been out all day, left before sun-up and headed into Alice Springs. We were a good three hours from the nearest town, and with a list as long as his arm from the Station cook, Ma—who also happened to be his wife—he needed a few hours in town before heading out to the airport to pick up the real reason for his trip: an American agronomy student by the name of Travis Craig.

When my father ran this farm, or station as we called it, every year we’d have people from another country come and spend a couple of weeks as part of some Diversification exchange program. My old man always said it was a good way to source out what other countries were teaching, but really I think he just liked the extra pair of hands at the finish of the dry season. And when we’d had a phone call back in July to ask if we’d be interested in hosting another student, and given it’d been a few years, I thought it seemed like a good idea. Now I couldn’t help but wonder if this Travis Craig would be a help or a liability.

I rode the bike into the yard and pulled up in the shed. I figured they’d know I’d arrived, having heard the bike, so I headed straight for the house. Like most homesteads built almost a hundred years ago, it was a weatherboard home, with an old iron roof and a veranda around four sides to try and keep it cool.

I kicked the red dust from my boots on the veranda steps and tried to brush the same from my jeans, took off my hat before I opened the door and walked inside. There was a suitcase and a duffel bag near the front door and voices at the back of the house.

“In the kitchen,” George called out.

I followed the sound of chatter and the smell of something good to find a meeting of sorts in the old country-style kitchen. The worn, solid wooden table that graced the middle of the room was covered with plates of scones and trays of cups and tea, and three people were in chairs around it—my right-hand man, George, his wife the cook, Ma, and a stranger with short light-brown hair and pale blue eyes.

George was the first to his feet, and the man beside him soon followed. “Here’s the boss, Charles Sutton,” George said, introducing me formally. “Charlie, this is Travis Craig.”

Travis looked about twenty-two years old, not much younger than me. Whereas I was a stockier build, with dull brown hair and boring brown eyes, he was taller than me by a few inches and muscular and lean. He held out his hand and smiled. “Mr Sutton. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” His accent was strange to hear at first, but his smile was warm and wide.

I wiped my hand on my shirt and held it out for him to shake. “Travis,” I said with a nod. “Please, call me Charlie.”

 

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About N.R. Walker

Who am I?

Good question…

I am many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer.

I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don’t let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words.

I like it when they do dirty, dirty things… but I like it even more when they fall in love.

I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal.

I’ve been writing ever since…

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N.R. Walker - Red Dirt Heart1Title: Red Dirt Heart

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (110pgs)

ISNB: 9781311959355 & B00IKGXWYC

Publisher: N.R. Walker (20th February 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ – 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: ~~ Welcome to Sutton Station: One of the world’s largest working farms in the middle of Australia – where if the animals and heat don’t kill you first, your heart just might. ~~

 

Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how; the way his father did before him. Determined to keep his head down and his heart in check, Charlie swears the red dirt that surrounds him – isolates him – runs through his veins.

American agronomy student Travis Craig arrives at Sutton Station to see how farmers make a living from one of the harshest environments on earth. But it’s not the barren, brutal and totally beautiful landscapes that capture him so completely.

It’s the man with the red dirt heart.

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Review: Charlie owns Sutton Station in the Australian Northern Territory, and runs it the way his father did. Charlie knows that he will probably never find love especially being isolated by the red dirt that surrounds him and the rarity of his visits anywhere off his land. When an American, Travis, arrives as part of a Diversification program Charlie finds his life turned upside down by his feelings. Travis is visiting Sutton Station to see how Australians farm one of the harshest environments on Earth, but he never expected to find the owner so appealing and with only four weeks to spend on the station will he be able to crack the shell that surrounds Charlie’s heart and will he be able to love the beautiful harsh land that has hold of Charlie.

This is a wonderful story that speaks of the beauty and harshness of the Australian territories and two men who discover love. Charlie is a great character who buried a part of himself when he returned to the station after his father died; haunted by the words his father hurt him with. Travis likes what he sees when he meets the owner of Sutton Station and feels Charlie out to see if the attraction is mutual, but their brief affair looks to be doomed with Travis going home to Texas and Charlie fearful of being discovered as gay. There are many emotions that fly about this story with confusion, lust, want, fear, anger and love being just some of them.

I was extremely impressed with the descriptions of the setting, the harsh beautiful and deadly territories, the reality of living so far from civilisation and the dangers of everyday life on a station in the Australian Territories were incredibly well written; I could picture it in my mind and it reminded me of a near forgotten TV drama The Flying Doctors so I could actually imagine the sheer size of the station with some confidence. Remembering that Australian drama also let me visualise the characters better and understand the circumstances that Charlie finds himself in. Being a station owner, working in harsh conditions and knowing that you have to trust the people you work with, well admitting you are gay has you fearing more than just having someone swear and spit at you.

The relationship between Charlie and Travis is sweet but didn’t quite spark for me, Charlie is quickly talked into a short fling but Travis pushes all of Charlie’s hot spots and it isn’t long before Charlie is dreading the day that Travis will leave. You don’t really get a good feel for what Travis wants until near the end, but being honest by that time I’d found Travis just a bit off putting, he didn’t seem to be as invested in Charlie until it was time for him to leave, if we could have seen things from his perspective a couple of times I am sure I would have warmed up to him sooner rather than near the very end where Travis has to convince Charlie to put his fears aside and accept the love he offers. We also get a bit of excitement when Travis’ horse returns without him, bringing to the fore the dangers of where Charlie lives and bringing home to Charlie just how much he cares for Travis. The secondary characters, especially George and Ma, were great additions to the story supporting Charlie at all times but especially when he needed it most.

I recommend this to those who loves Australian cowboys finding love, an American cowboy discovering home, beautiful backdrops, overcoming fear and taking a chance on love.

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Sense of Place by N.R. Walker

18754187Title: Sense of Place

Series: Thomas Elkin Book #3

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (35K)

Publisher: Totally Bound (January 17th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:
♥♥♥♥♥5

Blurb: This is book three in the Thomas Elkin series.

Designing homes is easy. Finding home is something else entirely.
Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones finally have the support of their families, and their love grows stronger every day. Now living together, they think nothing can stand in their way.
But there are outside influences trying to pull them apart.
Cooper encounters a man, closer to his age and with connections high up the property development chain, who wants Cooper as his own. Tom encounters discrimination and a hidden agenda from a fellow senior partner who’s trying to take him down.
No matter what the world throws at them, Tom and Cooper are the real deal. Age differences aside, Tom has finally found his sense of place. His one true centre, his home.


Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/sense-of-place

Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: This book is where Cooper once again proves his metal! I don’t think I can fall in love with this guy, well and Tom too, any more than I already had…but Walker proves me wrong.

Faced with temptations, pressure from friends and family, and a budding career, Cooper is tested; his loyalty, his ability to stand strong for his needs, and sometimes yes his patience. Tom is faced with the impossible situation of handing jealousy, does he go caveman and claim his property, show more possessive tendencies, or does he give Tom space to handle his new admirer himself? Either way he seems to get it wrong…until he gets it right! And I love that scene at Xavier and Tom’s last encounter…architectural references and all! Damn! That was just too hot for words! Beyond the jealousy, Tom is faced with life changing decisions both in his career and his love life, and Cooper’s puzzling word games often times aggravate the situation, until Cooper’s mom decodes it for Tom.

In addition to all the relationship and career changes in this book, both Tom and Cooper are faces with major choices affecting their love life too. But don’t worry; the chemistry between these two is still immense and satisfying to the highest degree. It’s so refreshing to read passionate scenes that just click; they’re powerful without too much porn lingo, no need because these characters are so strong.

This is a great series, I’m thrilled to see what wonderful turns this couple takes, and it’s been a pleasure to read!

Clarity of Lines by N.R. Walker

18754176Title: Clarity of Lines

Series: Thomas Elkin Book #2

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (103 pages)

Publisher: Totally Bound (December 13th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:
♥♥♥♥♥5

Blurb: Book two in the Thomas Elkin series.

When some lines blur, others become crystal clear.
Sometimes it’s not the two people in a relationship who fight falling in love, sometimes it’s those who love us that fight against it the most.

Finally, together, forty-four year old Tom, and twenty-two year old Cooper, are ready to show the world they’re together. They’ve established their relationship is worth it, and want to share it with their families. Both men thought accepting the age difference was their adversity to overcome, and theirs alone. Their loved ones, however, will prove them wrong. For their families, lines are drawn and start blur. Through a series of events, life shakes Tom’s foundations, the lines for him have never been clearer.

Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/clarity-of-lines

Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: This series and this writer just keep getting better! The writing is very smooth, and the passion between Tom and Cooper is sophisticated, fun, and comforting. The dialogue, the wit, and even the sexual content in this book are set at just the right volume. The erotic scenes are not in your face, they’re not crude, but they still burn with tons of passion and love, some of the best I’ve read.

You can feel the ease and the trust between these two, and they complement each other so well. Even faced with challenges of an un-accepting family, and some friends who still have a problem with the gay issue let alone the age issue, Tom and Cooper are still confident enough in themselves and each other the weather the storms of any long-term relationship as well as the storms of life. Not as much architectural lingo for this art geek, but I still like how the whole story flows.

This series is a great escape from stress and angst, it swept me away for hours of enjoyment and I immediately dove right into book three….it was just that good.

Elements of Retrofit by N.R. Walker

17901475Title: Elements of Retrofit

Series: Thomas Elkin Book #1

Author: N.R. Walker
Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (89 pages)

Publisher: Total-E-Bound (October 4th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:
♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Book one in the Thomas Elkin series.

Even the strongest of buildings start out as plans on paper, and every architect knows that sometimes plans need to change. Sometimes, these lessons are learned on the job.

A successful New York architect, Thomas Elkin almost has it all. Coming out as gay and ending his marriage before his fortieth birthday, he needed to start living his life. Now, four years later, with his relationship with his son back on track, and after a few short-lived romances, this esteemed traditional draftsman thought he knew everything about architecture, about life.

Cooper Jones, twenty-two years old, is about to take the architect world by storm. Talented, professional, driven, and completely infuriating, Cooper is the definition of Generation Y.

Starting an internship working with Thomas, Cooper is about to knock Tom’s world off its axis. Tom can teach Cooper about the industry, but Cooper is about to teach Tom a few things about life.

Product Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2332

Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: What a fun chase and a slow build between newly single Thomas Elkin and intern Cooper Jones. Tomas has been closeted for his entire adult life, married, then divorced with a grown son and has a successful career as an architect. After the big D, he’s had his flings and one-offs, but can’t control his newfound desire for his intern of all people! And to top it off, his new attraction is one of his son’s best friends from school. Thankfully, they are able to keep it professional in the workplace, even though the secretary sees right through them! This delightful story is full of interesting architectural design facts, and a great tease between the two MC’s. I love it when they finally snap and the floodgates open! Then it’s a sexual marathon that shows the two are very compatible! It’s a fun read, and Cooper Jones is definitely strong enough to hold his own against the experienced and talented Thomas Elkin. I love it that Cooper doesn’t let the experienced and controlling Thomas take over. He keeps the reins of his own career and life, while still driving new passion into Thomas’. I look forward to finding out what is in store for this dynamic duo next!

Point of No Return (2nd Edition) by N.R. Walker

17792846Title: Point Of No Return (2nd Edition)

Series: Turning Point 01 

Author: N.R. Walker

Genre: Action, Crime, Contemporary

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Total E-Bound (2nd August 2013) 

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives—a smart, tough, closeted gay man. When he falls for his gym instructor, it’s not his colleagues he should be worried about finding out…it’s the bad guys.

Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives. He’s been labelled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives who’ve closed down drug-rings all over the city. He’s smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job.

He’s also a closeted gay man.

Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew can’t deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both.

Matt and Kira work to keep their relationship and private lives hidden from Matt’s very public life, fearing it would be detrimental to their careers.

But it’s not the other cops who Matthew should be worried about finding out his deepest, darkest secret…it’s the bad guys.

Reader Advisory: This book was previously released at another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Total-E-Bound.

Purchase Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2228

Review: Matthew enjoys his job as a narcotics detective, one of a team of four who have been shutting down drug-rings across the city. He might have a hinkey feeling about his current case but otherwise life is good, until he meets Kira (Frankie) and falls hard. Both Kira’s and Matthew’s jobs makes it hard to be gay but they can’t resist each other, but coming out is not an option until the bad guys try to get their revenge.

Wow, all I can say is wow, this book was great to read, it leads us through their relationship and then BAM we get a brilliant twist that shows both Kira and Matthew in their elements and gives us a spectacular ending. Matthew is a closeted cop and Kira a closeted boxing instructor, but once they meet they are perfectly happy to share their closets together, both men know the impact that coming out would have on their careers and although they would like to tell the world of their love, they aren’t ready yet. Unfortunately, for them a case that Matthew is working on blows up in all their faces and more than their love hangs in the balance.

The characters in this book are all wonderful with Matthew and Kira leading the way. Matthew is a confident man but behind closed doors with Kira, he is unsure and shy but damn is he cute, Kira is definitely the one leading the way and he pursued Matthew with just the right amount of confidence. I thought the storyline was great, both Matthew and Kira getting to know each other and spending time together before they declare their love for each other, and then we have Matthew’s case puzzling him and that gets woven really well and then we have the twist towards the end where the case and relationship crash together.

This story is well written, the characters are great along with the supporting characters, and we never get bored with what is going on, the story pulls us along nicely. The part near the end where Matthew worries about Kira is brilliantly written, with both of them reacting as you would expect in that situation, but the love they have and the slightly awkward acceptance that they find with Matthew’s friends is great. This is a great story that covers all aspects and gives you plenty of romance, action, suspense and some wonderful hot sex.

So I recommend this to those who love cops, hot men, action, suspense, a slight mystery, romance, danger, and a happy ending for some great characters.  

 

His Grandfather's Watch by N.R. Walker

16153509Title: His Grandfather’s Watch

Series: None

Author:  N.R. Walker

Genre:   Young Adult

Length: Novella (57 Pages)

Publisher:  Free Read at Author’s Site

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: It was just an ordinary day for Alex Harper at Harper’s Antiquities, until Callum Winters walked in with a watch.

“It was my Grandfather’s. I was hoping you could tell me something about it.”

A love story of two couples, generations apart.

Disclaimer: This is a rewritten fanfiction. And is available only as a free read. Do not pay to download.  It has not been professionally edited. 

Product Link:  http://nrwalker.blogspot.com.au/p/free-reads.html

Reviewer:   John

Review:  I really loved this short but sweet story. This novel stars Alex Harper and Callum Winters. Alex works at an antique shop and his specialty are watches. He knows everything about them. One slow day, Callum walks in with his Grandfather’s watch. This is the moment where the story takes off.

I loved Alex. He was sweet, sensitive and had the best family ever. Callum was the bomb for me. He was a little shy since he was still not comfortable parading his sexuality around. Both main characters somehow helped and balanced each other off. The story behind Callum’s watch was tragic and sad. Callum’s grandfather (Hale) was in love with another young man named Billy. When Billy’s father caught them in a compromising situation, he forced Billy to enroll in the army and Hale to marry Bill’s younger sister, Mary. When Billy dies, Hale is forced to move on with only his memory and his new wife.

I recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read a sweet little story about two couples, generations apart.