Shadow’s Embrace by Auki Lemons

Azuki Lemons - Shadow's Embrace, Demons and Angels Cover sjd87Title: Shadow’s Embrace

Series: Theo Salazar 01

Author: Azuki Lemons

Genre: Yaoi, Paranormal, Dark Romance

Length: Novel (242pgs)

Publisher: Azuki Lemons (May 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: New body. Four men. And a reputation so bad, even tabloids are tired of him.

Theo Salazar will never be the same again.

Shadowborn. Once known as a child embraced by the shadows themselves, he was the Dark Cult Clan’s greatest secret and their supreme sacrifice. He took them out from the face of the earth…before they came back to snatch him from the dead.

Theo went through his mental checklist:
Revived? Check. Mind-fucked? After jumping off roofs apparently. Men who wanted him dead again? Yep.

A man couldn’t even die in peace and now I have to cater to this arrogant CEO? That’s where I draw the line.

Oh. And kill a shit god.

Before he was put in the body of a scum actor named Theo Salazar, he was a mercenary – a laid-back freelancer who lived to die. It just so happened that he was also called Theo.

“Theo without a last name.” Cursed. Feared. A man covered in the ashes of a thousand enemies…and about to retire, umbrella drinks and all. That is, until he died and found himself on a hospital bed like part of some abandonment play. Gods.

He was supposed to be dead —
Only to wake up in another man’s body.

From runaway child vessel of shadow magic to the forever lovable bastard of a mercenary, he spent his whole life covered in blood. But just when he thought he could finally rest in peace…

Bang.

He died for a bet – thrown carelessly into a new life and new problems. “Good luck,” the voice said.

The threads of his life kept getting tangled, past life and present.

Haunted by dreams of an angel, Theo could only hear her pleas to save somebody she wouldn’t name. And then there were them. Four men who prowled his nightmares and sought to chain him to their very souls.

Strange Connections, Hollywood Hate.

Ever since he transmigrated to this new life, he found himself fighting more than he ever did on the battlefield.

Stuck in the body of an infamous “scum actor” known as Hollywood’s Creep, Theo had to survive not only god’s games, but also the actor’s enemies as well. Who also coincidentally shared the same first name as him. He was now…Theo Salazar the embarrassment of Hollywood.

Seriously. What exactly was he supposed to do over here?

Add fashion-crazed yakuza, fox-masked ninja with skills, and a lot of heavy dreams. To top it all off, the man who should have hated him the most? America’s Golden Child? Knew him in the most bizarre way.

Coincidence – or orchestrated by the gods? He wasn’t naive enough to believe in “fate”.

And why couldn’t a certain CEO just leave him alone? He’s not the only one.

Dealing with assassins under the moonlight was one thing.
Heated encounters with strange men was another.

“Demon king…” What? Said the guy sleeping at my front door.

“A company must make it’s full investment back.” Why won’t you let me rip up the contract?!

“You saved my life!” Then stop stalking me!

“If you ever need to talk…” Okay. Shit. Can’t say anything here. It’s like he stepped out of a painting.

…I’ve lost it, haven’t I?

Why didn’t he simply leave them alone…disappear…vanish into the shadows like he always did? What was it about them that made him stay as much as he wanted to leave?

Their twisted smiles loomed over me. “My angel.”

(Book 1 of 3: Theo Salazar Shadow God Trilogy)

*Contains swearing*

*includes sexy group scenes*

ISBN: B071JBLTS5

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I have to say this was one of the strangest yet entertaining books I’ve read so far. Theo is a complicated character at least it seemed to me he was. He has dark powers capable of killing men by the dozens. His own family wanted him dead so he dealt with them. But that’s not all assassination attempts are made repeatedly throughout.

Then there is the scene where he dies, which confused me greatly. How can you be killed by a dead man? I was lost at that scene. Afterwards Theo is thrust into countless dreamlike states where he sees individuals and gets glimpses of certain things. Then comes back to life in an actors body with the same name who everyone hates.

Whew it was a challenge grasping what was going on at times but what a wild ride it was. I loved the details and the imagery of the scenes. The things Theo does when put in a dangerous situation is mindblowing.

I enjoyed the story and looking forward to reading more about all the characters throughout.

The Temple of Heaven by Z. Allora Blog Tour, Guest Post/w Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Z. Allora stopping in today with her upcoming release The Temple of Heaven, we have a fantastic guest post with a couple of great excerpts and an awesome giveaway where there’s 3 e-books of The Great Wall, 5 e-books of Finally Fallen and a $20 Dreamspinner GC up for grabs, so guys check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

The Temple of Heaven

(Made In China 02)
by

Z. Allora

Music is Tian Di’s life and his love, and he’s made plenty of sacrifices. His career is finally taking off with his band, Made in China, and he’ll continue to put music first… until he meets Jordon. Then insta- lust becomes insta-love and a commitment to the future—no matter how difficult it might be.

Jordon lives in a bubble constructed by his overprotective older brothers, who are so controlling that they’ve kept him from dating. A talented artist, Jordon managed to keep his success with a Japanese manga publisher a secret from his family, but now he fears discovery. It’s easier to let his brothers handle everything, but Jordon has reached his limit. He’s ready to draw some boundaries so he can be his own man and face all the challenges that come with that.

Their families and careers aren’t the only obstacles. Jordon must accept his identity as a gay man who doesn’t top or bottom. Fortunately, Tian Di—and his special talents—help Jordon open up to his sexuality in an erotic adventure that spans Japan and China, and with love, luck, hard work, and open minds, will end in a happily ever after.

Release date: 10th July 2018
Pre-order:
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The Great Wall by Z. Allora Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Z. Allora stopping in today with her upcoming release The Great Wall, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt and an awesome giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Great Wall

(Made In China 01)
by

Z. Allora

Destiny will be decided by a battle between heart and mind….

Jun Tai “Styx” Wong loves two things: playing the drums and his best friend, Jin. But being a good Chinese son means he can’t have either—he’ll have to marry a girl of his parents’ choosing and settle into a traditional job. His move to the bigger city of Suzhou is both a blessing and curse, as living with Jin makes it harder for Styx to suppress his desires. Nearly dying while trying to eradicate his feelings serves as a wake-up call for Jin, who takes extreme measures to keep Styx safe from harm.

When given a second chance at life and happiness, will Styx be able to claim the future he wants with Jin, his bandmates, and his music? Can love and hope grow with the constantly looming threat of Styx’s parents ordering him home? Great things await—if Styx finds the courage to break down the wall that stands between him and everything he wants.

Release date: 9th January 2018
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Dojo Boys: Dragon and Crow by Alex A. Akira Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, today we have Alex A. Akira stopping by with the tour to Dojo Boys: Dragon and Crow, Deluxe 2 Volume Set we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Dragon and Crow

(Dojo Boys Deluxe 2 Volume Set)
by

Alex A. Akira

Twenty-three-year-old, Native American, Michael Black’s well-ordered life is disrupted one evening when he is ambushed at the dojo he frequents by a mysterious Japanese youth who goes by the name of Kiyoshi.

Soon circumstances have the gorgeous teen staying with Michael at his apartment. The gifted nineteen-year-old is an intriguing mix of angst, innocence and crafty intelligence, but Michael is honor bound by a promise to his sensei to keep his distance. Michael tries to keep his desire in check, but what can he do if the exquisite teen keeps kissing him?

Volume two finds Michael in deep water when, in trying to help Kiyoshi, he is persuaded by his sensei to participate in a joint government undercover operation to bring down a Yakuza lord.

Before long Michael is immersed in beautiful men, martial arts and espionage all to gain the trust and love of Kiyoshi. Secrets, lies, sex and action combine in this racy, romantic, adventure of two men, Michael Black and his sensei, Ichiro Kimura, navigating a dangerous path for true love.

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