Secured and Free by Z. Allora Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Z. Allora stopping in today with her upcoming release Secured and Free, 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~

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Secured and Free

(Entwined Dreams 02)
by

Z. Allora

An abusive Dom robbed Orion Gordon of his love of BDSM, destroying his confidence and leaving him unsure he’ll ever find peace through submission to another. Still, deep inside, his longing continues. 

Marcus Sadir loves Hunter Dixon, yet can’t be the one thing Hunter truly desires: a sub to control. And Hunter can’t find satisfaction in the sadistic aspects of the BDSM lifestyle, while Marcus thrives on inflicting and sharing pain. When Marcus convinces Hunter they should find a third on a permanent basis, they discover Orion might be the key to bridging their differences and joining them on a deeper level. 

But they must help Orion move past his trauma enough for him to enjoy new facets of BDSM and kink again. Their journey toward becoming whole—together—won’t be without challenges. Can Orion trust enough to try again?

Release date: 26th May 2017

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The Craving by Z. Allora

Z. Allora - The Craving CoverTitle: The Craving 

Author: Z. Allora

Genre: Erotic Romance, Science Fiction

Length: Novel (280 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.

Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.

Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way to reunite with his Chosen.

Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away onboard a star craft to follow his heart.

Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-905-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-craving-by-z-allora-8120-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really wanted to love this story as I was taken in by the blurb but alas it fell flat for me.  I felt there was too much too soon in the way of details, yet, at other times too little. It made for a frustrating read to me. 

I did not get the incident about Nix getting his mark at fourteen when the story clearly stated it was not to happen until he was eighteen. There was a lot of character POV’s in this story. I felt bogged down at times trying to remember who was who. It honestly felt like several stories in one crammed into one book.

Aside from this the story was interesting as we meet four characters, Nix, Zandra, Riva and Eros not to mention Yoshio. That is a lot of characters all vying for their say and story in this book. I liked the interactions between each character though I felt at times that they tended to be drawn out and not know what they actually wanted. 

I will probably reread this story at some point in the hopes it makes better sense to me than it did. 

The Craving by Z. Allora Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Z. Allora stopping by today with the tour for her upcoming release The Craving, we have a fantastic guest post where Z. chats about The Craving, we have a great excerpt and there’s a fantastic giveaway! So guys check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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The Craving

by

Z. Allora

The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.

Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.

Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way to reunite with his Chosen.

Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away on board a star craft to follow his heart.

Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.

Release date: 3rd February 2017

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Lock & Key by Z. Allora

Z. Allora - Lock and key CoverTitle: Lock and Key

Series: N/A

Author: Z. Allora

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novel (300 Pages) 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit 

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

Blurb: Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.

Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have. 

After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved. 

Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-169-6 

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lock-and-key-by-z-allora-7213-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first received this story I wasn’t too sure what to think about it. I have never really been into stories with BDSM and I was a bit leery at first with it. The BDSM is not really hardcore to me, but there are a lot of questions that were not answered. Also a lot of what happens in the story actually doesn’t sound right to me but it’s not really a bad thing I suppose. It is not really hardcore though.

Andrew and Zack met when Zack was eighteen years old. The attraction between them is very noticeable, but Andrew doesn’t want to mess things up with their brothers. Zack has this need and he wants Andrew to be the one to show him, to keep him. He wants to explore his desires to be a submissive. He had seen Andrew at the club and knew that Andrew would be the perfect man for him. Too bad he can’t get Andrew to agree.

Andrew sees Zack as a beautiful young man who he wants and needs. However after what had happened to his brother, he did not want to bring him any pain. However watching Zack at the club, he knows he has to do something. He is tired of watching him with others, and it is time to step up. He knows that the way he shut Zack down, that he had hurt the one man he wanted. He watched Zack push down his desires and became a dom instead. He also knew that was not what he wanted. So when Zack took the opportunity to sell himself, it is Andrew that needs to purchase him.

There is a lot of tension between these two. However the way the story was wrote out, just about drove me nuts. The story has a long and very slow build-up to get where they needed to be. Now for some it would play out perfect, however for me it made me loose interest in the story altogether. Even though the BDSM was not hardcore, it still came out like a porno story, which also brought it down in my eyes. 

I could not get into the story like I should have. I also could not connect with the two men. I did not care for the pace nor the repetitive words that were used in the story. Both of these men did not come off a doms and the power was just not there. The club didn’t sound like any club I have ever heard of.

I am afraid that this is one story that I just didn’t care for or get into.

With Wings by Z. Allora, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey peeps, we have a great treat for you today with a fantastic giveaway from Z. Allora, the author of the brilliantly sexy The Dark Angels series, each book has it’s own post and own giveaway. The first post today is for With Wings and all you have to do to enter the giveaway for With Wings is leave a comment on this post, so check out the post guys and good luck! <3 ~Pixie~

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With Wings

(The Dark Angels 01)
by

Z. Allora

The Dark Angels rocketed to the top of the charts in record time, largely thanks to the sexy lead singer, Angel Luv, and his shy guitarist, Dare Stone. The two make an unstoppable team and nothing will get in the way of their success…except maybe themselves. Angel wants Dare and indicates it with hot on-stage interactions during every show, but Dare isn’t sure he’d like to experiment with his sexuality. On a private work retreat in Bali, Dare finally gives in and they create a ‘friends with benefits’ deal, but as the expiration date approaches, Dare finds himself in love. However, given Angel’s past of a player, Dare wonders if Angel could see him as more than just a warm body.

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Tied Together by Z. Allora, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya again, yes it’s now Tied Together‘s turn in the Z. Allora The Dark Angels giveaway with Tied Together as the prize. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you are in for a chance to win <3 ~Pixie~

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Tied Together

(The Dark Angels 02)
by

Z. Allora

Josh has loved Robin since the day they met, although he never dared to follow his heart. After the two are kicked out of their house, a night of despair turns into a night of discovery, forever changing them both. One taste of his dream leaves Josh hungry for more, but Robin’s fear of abandonment forces him to pull back, denying them both.

Their fortunes changed. Josh and Robin are now in the limelight with legendary megaband The Dark Angels, but Robin is still the scared little boy inside the rock star who isn’t convinced he won’t be left behind. He clings tightly to the word “brother” because stepbrothers can’t leave, right?

There’s only one way for Josh to prove to Robin, now and forever, that the love tying them together can never be broken.

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Finally Fallen by Z. Allora, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey Guys, here’s the third giveaway of the day for Z. Allora’s The Dark Angels series with Finally Fallen. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be in for a chance to win a copy of Finally Fallen. <3 ~Pixie~

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Finally Fallen

(The Dark Angels 03)
by

Z. Allora

What’s the use of being a rock legend if you have no one to share the fame and fortune with? Not that Dusty Davis is looking. He’s content taking care of himself, his bandmates, and his rambunctious younger brothers. 



And while the rest of The Dark Angels are happily paired with men, Dusty can’t be gay. A night in a club brings him face to face with the woman of his dreams. J is articulate, well-read, witty, and smart. How could Dusty not finally fall? 



J didn’t mean to deceive Dusty; he introduced himself as Justin, after all. He didn’t realize the drummer heard, “Justine” and missed the other cues. Dusty’s declarations of love sounded too good to be true. After all, who could possibly want someone as broken as Justin? 



But the heart wants what the heart wants, and love knows no gender.

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Happy Holidays by Z. Allora, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, here’s the last giveaway for the day with Z. Allora’s Happy Holidays. All you have to do for a chance to win a copy of Happy Holidays is leave a comment on this post, it’s easy 😉 <3 ~Pixie~

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Happy Holidays

(The Dark Angels 03.5)
by

Z. Allora

What do erotic sex toys and Hanukkah have to do with each other?

Absolutely nothing unless you’re a member of the famous rock band The Dark Angels and the shy but kinky Robin gives gifts that guarantee to spice up the holidays!

Each couple makes the most of these unique gifts, blending love and orgasmic fun to REALLY celebrate the holidays.

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The Great Wall by Z. Allora

B00E6YTH8W.01._SX500_SCLZZZZZZZ_Title:  The Great Wall
Series: Made In China, Book #1
Author: Z. Allora
Genre:  Contemporary/ light BDSM/Yaoi

Length: Novel (231 pages)

Publisher: MLR Press (July 27th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:  There’s no gay in China so what’s the drummer of Made in China supposed to do about loving his male best friend when his family thinks he’s engaged to the girl next door?
Jun “Styx” Wong’s heart and mind battle to determine his destiny. His mind tells him to be a good Chinese son and marry the girl his parents chose, but his heart longs for his best friend, Jin, and life with their new band. “Jun” means honesty, but he’s not even honest with himself. A quest to eradicate his feelings for Jin nearly ends his life. Styx’s near death serves as a wake-up call for Jin, whose blond hair–legacy of his German father–marks him as different. Jin harbors secrets of his own. His experiences prepare him to take the drastic measures needed to help Jun overcome the walls surrounding them. Because there is no gay in China…
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ZA_MDCHN

Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: I think I’m really starting to develop a passion for Yaoi, and this book hits the spot! There is plenty of heartache, drama, desperate people taking desperate measures, and of course beautiful boys and rock stars. This story has a rather deep plot, and serious drama and really painful situations for the usual Yaoi plot. This is great, because even though Yaoi is fun boy love, I love angst with my romance! The scenes involving autoerotic asphyxiation were seriously handled and the danger very real. I appreciate the authors attempt to get across to the audience the dangers inherent in such behavior. Another thing I enjoy about this type of storytelling is the way the author tries to get a Western audience to understand Eastern concepts of medicine, sexuality, family, tradition, and art, in many cases quite successfully. I also like how the BDSM elements develop from a rather natural progression, instead of the usual staged scenes and shallow temporary tricks.

So sure, pick up this well written tale of two beautiful boys finding love against all odds — but it’s deeper than that, and very rewarding! I can’t wait for the next book in the series!