Second to None by Felice Stevens Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, Felice Stevens stops by today with the blog tour for the newest release in her Breakfast Club series, Second to None. We have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Second to None

(The Breakfast Club 03)
by

Felice Stevens

Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.

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Second to None by Felice Stevens Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, Felice Stevens pops in today with the newest release in her Breakfast Club series, Second to None. We have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Second to None

(The Breakfast Club 03)
by

Felice Stevens

Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.

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Second to None by Felice Stevens

51cOk4xXTfL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Second to None
Series: Breakfast Club, #3
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (248 pages)
Publisher: Felice Stevens (January 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart.

Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.

ASIN: B01B1M1NCE

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1PXfHyO

Reviewer: Zane

Review: Second to None is the third book in Felice Stevens’ Breakfast Club series. If you’re new to this series, one-click “Beyond the Surface” and “Betting on Forever” to meet Julian and Nick, and Zach and Sam. You’ll LOVE them. And then you’ll be ready… for Marcus.

Playboy Marcus, my Marcus. Yes, unapologetic slut (I do love those) Marcus knocked me off my feet. I knew he had a heart of gold, and I knew, just knew when it was his turn to find love. He would fall hardest of all. And did he ever, meeting his match in Tyler.

A delightful surprise, the dancer gave as good as he got, made Marcus do some dancing of his own. There was no loving and leaving Tyler or his pint-sized secret weapon: his niece. Sweet with adorable little girl moments, Lillie helped Marcus to open up and love.
Marcus and Tyler struggled inwardly and with each other, battling life’s twists and turns.

Facing their fears together, they found themselves and their HEA. Added bonus: more of Marcus’s best friends and former MCs Nick/Julian and Zach/Sam, and a crossover with Micah (I love him; why doesn’t everyone else?) and Josh from the Memories series.

All of Felice’s books are sweet and sexy, but this one was more intense. The sexy scenes were crazy hot, and at the same time, so loving – everything I wanted them to be and then some. I love these two – great characters, wonderful writing, and what a story!

I am a diehard Felice fan. I crave that guaranteed HEA with those GOD-I-GOTTA-HAVE-THEM-SHMOOPY moments. This author is not afraid to have her guys speak their feelings, show their softer side. And these very same oh-so-sweet men will steam the hell out of a room when they rip each other’s clothes off. Especially Marcus and Tyler – the intensity in both the love and sex – Ladies and Gents, this is Felice Stevens at her best.

I am sad for the series’ end (Julian, Zach and Marcus have all found love), though that is eased by the Zach and Sam novella just weeks away. After that? We’ll see what the lovely Ms. Stevens conjures up next.

I know neither I nor the Fiercest of Felice’s fans can wait!!!

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

More Than A Friend by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Nic Starr stopping by today with her brand new release More Than A Friend, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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More Than A Friend

(More Than 02)
by

Nic Star

Tim Walker is a free man. He’s broken up with his girlfriend and is ready to move on to a new relationship. But the relationship he wants to pursue is fraught with challenges. Firstly, Scott Richardson is a man, and only Tim’s closest friends know Tim’s bisexual. Secondly, everyone knows Scott relishes the single life. And then there’s the big one: Scott is the younger brother of Tim’s best friend, Paul.

Scott can’t deny an attraction to his brother’s friend Tim. Lean, dark-blond, and blue-eyed, Tim is hot and hard not to notice—especially since Scott and Tim work together. Too bad the man is straight, and too bad Scott worries how Paul will react if Scott hooks up with his best friend.

Tim and Scott want to see if there’s a chance for more than friendship between them, but neither of them wants to lose Paul. Together, they must find the courage to follow their hearts and find a way to have it all.

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More Than a Friend by Nic Starr

MoreThanAFriendLGTitle: More Than a Friend
Series: More Than, #2
Author: Nic Starr
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (111 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Tim Walker is a free man. He’s broken up with his girlfriend and is ready to move on to a new relationship. But the relationship he wants to pursue is fraught with challenges. Firstly, Scott Richardson is a man, and only Tim’s closest friends know Tim’s bisexual. Secondly, everyone knows Scott relishes the single life. And then there’s the big one: Scott is the younger brother of Tim’s best friend, Paul.

Scott can’t deny an attraction to his brother’s friend Tim. Lean, dark blond, and blue-eyed, Tim is hot and hard not to notice—especially since Scott and Tim work together. Too bad the man is straight, and too bad Scott worries how Paul will react if Scott hooks up with his best friend.

Tim and Scott want to see if there’s a chance for more than friendship between them, but neither of them wants to lose Paul. Together, they must find the courage to follow their hearts and find a way to have it all.

ISBN:  978-1-63476-638-8

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6928

Reviewer: Zane

Review:  Nic Starr’s “More Than a Friend” is the second book in the “More Than” series, but it can be read as a standalone. Though there are characters from “More Than a Superstar” there is enough background provided that you will not be lost.

I liked Scott and Tim and their easy-going friendship. Their initial attraction to one another was believable and intriguing; it was fun seeing them each come to terms with their feelings. The fact that it wasn’t common knowledge that Tim was bisexual added an entertaining bit of confusion to the mix.

The build up to them getting together was good; I was looking forward to them taking it to the next level. The initial encounter with the two had a pretty good lead in and I thought they’d explode upon impact. Though they took it a bit slower than I expected, when things moved along, well, these two were definitely hot, sexy fun and more than burned up their sheets.

So, Scott, dating his brother’s best friend, and Tim, dating his best friend’s brother – they can’t have it easy… Can they? I am happy to say that though there was conflict and a slight bump in the road to ever after, they didn’t waver and all worked out in the end.

If you’re looking for a short and sweet read with some sexy thrown in, grab that blanket and that glass of wine or a cup of coffee and curl up with Scott and Tim; Nic Starr’s got a story to tell you.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Rough Road by Vanessa North

RoughRoad_600x900Title: Rough Road,
Series: Lake Lovelace, #2
Author: Vanessa North
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (185 pages)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Eddie Russell is many things: A wealthy pillar of the community. An outrageous flirt. A doting best friend. A masochist with a kink for brawling with his bedmates. But he is definitely not a man who invites intimacy. His friends are close but few, his lovers rarer still.

When Eddie runs his Mercedes off the road on a hot July afternoon, Wish Carver comes to his aid—and leaves his number in Eddie’s phone. Wish, a road crew worker half Eddie’s age and sexy as sin, seems fascinated by Eddie’s different sides. Mutual attraction and compatible kinks ignite the sheets, but it’s their connection outside the bedroom that Eddie begins to crave.

When the two come down on opposite sides of a local issue, Eddie finds his growing feelings for Wish at odds with his business interests and his devotion to his best friend, local wakeboarding legend Ben Warren. Torn between old loyalties and his new love, Eddie is reluctant to make a choice. But he knows he can’t make Wish wait too long to make up his mind.

ISBN:  9781626492998

Product Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/rough-road

Reviewer: Zane

Review:Rough Road” is the second book in Vanessa North’s “Lake Lovelace” series, but if you don’t read the first book, “Double Up” first, you won’t be lost. Having read it myself, though, I do recommend you give it a go.

I loved Ben and Davis and adored Ben’s best friend, Eddie, a supporting character who generated his own little spotlight. News of a book about Eddie was a delightful surprise; I could not wait to get my hands on it! For all my excitement, Eddie and Wish (short for Aloysius) did not disappoint.

Flirty kinky Eddie is out and proud. Adorable and direct, you never know what he’s going to say. He’s even more fun to read now that he’s got his own story. And Wish… Wish is the stuff my dreams are made of. Young, hot and just as kinky, he’s perfect for Eddie. Forty-four year old Eddie and twenty-four year old Wish are a May December fantasy come to life for this reader (I do LOVE that trope)!

So… the kink. Let’s talk pain kink. There is no typical Dom-sub relationship here; this one is pure sadomasochism. Eddie the unapologetic pain slut is the perfect companion to Wish, who gets off on giving him what he wants. From chance meeting to sexy exploits, this one night hook up continues beyond anything they imagine; their instant attraction blossoms into something real.

Rough and raunchy sex turned into love – who could ask for more?
Outside of the bedroom is where the conflicts arise – their struggle to get past their differences (political, financial, and emotional) is their Rough Road. Though at first their differences seem to be insignificant, deeper issues lie beneath the surface. Much to this reader’s relief, Eddie and Wish work past it all, and they do navigate the way to their HEA.

This is another winning read from Vanessa North, one of the few authors that make first person present tense seamless and easy to read, in my opinion. Truth be told, I haven’t read anything from this author I don’t like, and this book is no different.

Filled with romance, sweet sexy moments and fun-loving kink, Eddie and Wish made my day. Pleasure, pain and piercings – What’s not to love?

Rough Ride is an easy recommendation, as is Vanessa North. Hop on board for a sweet romance with some kinky fun – you won’t regret it.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Rough Road by Vanessa North Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review and Giveaway

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Hi guys, we have Vanessa North popping in today with her new release Rough Road, we have a great guest post, a fantastic excerpt, a fabulous giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Rough Road

(A Lake Lovelace Novel 02)
by

Vanessa North

Eddie Russell is many things: A wealthy pillar of the community. An outrageous flirt. A doting best friend. A masochist with a kink for brawling with his bedmates. But he is definitely not a man who invites intimacy. His friends are close but few, his lovers rarer still.

When Eddie runs his Mercedes off the road on a hot July afternoon, Wish Carver comes to his aid—and leaves his number in Eddie’s phone. Wish, a road crew worker half Eddie’s age and sexy as sin, seems fascinated by Eddie’s different sides. Mutual attraction and compatible kinks ignite the sheets, but it’s their connection outside the bedroom that Eddie begins to crave.

When the two come down on opposite sides of a local issue, Eddie finds his growing feelings for Wish at odds with his business interests and his devotion to his best friend, local wakeboarding legend Ben Warren. Torn between old loyalties and his new love, Eddie is reluctant to make a choice. But he knows he can’t make Wish wait too long to make up his mind.

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Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Melanie Hansen visiting with the tour for her latest release Signs of Life, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review for you to enjoy, so check out the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Signs of Life

(Resilient Love 02)
by

Melanie Hansen

Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life back together, but instead of embracing it, he merely exists, using isolation and punishing physical exertion to keep the world at bay.

 High school teacher Kai Daniels has a heart for at-risk kids—he was one himself, and a teenage brush with the law and some troubled years behind bars left him scarred inside and out. With courage, hard work, and the support of friends, he’s built a fulfilling life that leaves no time for a relationship.

An intense encounter with Kai at a gay club ignites a spark in Jeremy that he thought was extinguished forever, but he’s unwilling to destroy the fragile peace he’s managed to create, and he leaves Kai humiliated and disappointed. Things should have ended there, but a bizarre occurrence brings the two together in a way neither of them expected.

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Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen

SOL_CoverTitle: Signs of Life

Series: Resilient Love #2

Author: Melanie Hansen

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (234 pages)

ISBN: 1634761782 (ISBN13: 9781634761789)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 28, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Zane

Blurb: Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life back together, but instead of embracing it, he merely exists, using isolation and punishing physical exertion to keep the world at bay.

High school teacher Kai Daniels has a heart for at-risk kids—he was one himself, and a teenage brush with the law and some troubled years behind bars left him scarred inside and out. With courage, hard work, and the support of friends, he’s built a fulfilling life that leaves no time for a relationship.

An intense encounter with Kai at a gay club ignites a spark in Jeremy that he thought was extinguished forever, but he’s unwilling to destroy the fragile peace he’s managed to create, and he leaves Kai humiliated and disappointed. Things should have ended there, but a bizarre occurrence brings the two together in a way neither of them expected.

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

Review: “Resilient Love” is Melanie Hansen’s first series; “Everything Changes” is her debut novel. You do not need to read it prior to “Signs of Life”, but I recommend you do. I loved Jase and Casey, and the bit of information I did glean about Jeremy piqued my interest for his story, which I dove into immediately following Jase and Casey’s HEA.

In “Signs of Life” we meet the briefly mentioned Jeremy. He and Kai are from completely different walks of life with seemingly little in common, and yet they are explosive together in the best way. With an instant attraction and sizzling heat, there was such electricity between the two every time their paths crossed – these guys were hot, hot, hot! They engaged in rough play and had a power kink that I really couldn’t get enough of; I absolutely loved their sexy scenes.

Though Jeremy and Kai each had their own demons to battle and neither was in the market for anything serious, the progression of their relationship from physical to emotional was extremely believable, yet not predictable. I was invested from the beginning, falling for them as they fell for each other.

A well written and impressive sophomore effort, I was captivated from start to finish. This is not an easy read – there is sadness and angst, but Kai and Jeremy are well worth your time. I was drawn in by the dialogue; there were words spoken by the two MCs I found to be equally beautiful and painful with so much rawness, laying one another’s hearts and souls bare.

Even with the emotional turbulence and requisite conflict, not only do Jeremy and Kai get their HEA, but we are left with a clear glimpse into their future. Not so clear is the future of Kai’s best friend Loren, whom we are given just enough of a background to want more, and to hope that there will be a Resilient Love 3, and that he will be one of the MCs. I find myself clamoring for this book (that I don’t even know for sure will be written) already!

I easily recommend this author and this book (as well as the first). Melanie Hansen is now on my radar, and I’m sure as soon as you read her, she’ll be on yours, too!

Beyond the Surface by Felice Stevens

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Series: The Breakfast Club, #1
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (229 pages)
Publisher: Felice Stevens (August 17, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: On 9/11, firefighter Nick Fletcher’s world changed forever. He’s unable to rid himself of survivor’s guilt, made worse by the secret he hides from his family and co-workers. Nick’s life is centered on helping burn victims. Until he is reunited with the man he’d once loved but pushed away. Now he has a second chance at a love he thought lost forever.

For fashion designer Julian Cornell, appearances mean everything. His love affairs are strictly casual, and the only thing he cares about is making his clothing line a success. A chance encounter with the man he loved long ago has Julian thinking for the first time in years there may be more to life than being seen at the best parties and what designer labels to wear.

When Julian’s world takes an unexpected turn, it’s Nick who helps him regain perspective on what matters most in life. Julian, in turn, helps Nick accept who he is and understand he isn’t responsible for tragedies he couldn’t prevent.

Lost love found can be even sweeter the second time around and after all the years apart, both men learn to look beyond the surface to find the men they are inside.

ASIN: B013JB97QY

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Surface-Breakfast-Club-Book-ebook/dp/B013JB97QY

Reviewer: Zane

Review: I am so excited – Felice Stevens has a new series! “The Breakfast Club” centers around three men who have been friends since college, each with their own story. Meet Zach the introverted programmer with a lonely heart, Marcus the club owner and destined to be single forever manwhore (YES!!!! I get to read another unapologetic slut!), and Julian, the fashion designer playboy secretly nursing a broken heart from his younger days. The men have remained close, not only keeping in contact but meeting for breakfast weekly, hence the title.

This first book is Julian Cornell’s story of love lost and found again with firefighter Nick Fletcher. The high school lovers were broken apart by Nick’s need to be “normal” and inability to accept that he was gay, and further distanced when Julian left school as a result of intolerance and bullying.

After two decades of being apart a chance meeting reignites the spark between them, bringing forth a love for one another that neither had outgrown. Battling internal issues and wounds that have yet to fully heal, Julian and Nick struggle to deal with the past and present. Challenges within their personal and professional lives threaten to split them apart again, but this time they fight for each other, for their love and happiness.

What a great read! Classic Felice Stevens, complete with sexy scenes (can we say hot-as-sin leather pants and kitchen sex???), shmoopy declarations of love and tender heartfelt moments leading to her guaranteed HEA, this book more than delivers. Her seventh M/M romance, this author’s writing continues to shine and her stories and characters captivate.

As you may have figured, Ms. Stevens is an auto-read (and reread) for me. I easily recommend if you’re a fan of romance, HEAs, sexy fashion designers and/or firemen – even if you just want to read about second chance love with some leather pants thrown in!

As Julian and Nick begin their HEA, one more member is added to this exclusive breakfast club, and this reader is ready to move on to the next story… Oh, Zach… I’m waiting…

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Beyond the Surface by Felice Stevens Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Felice Stevens stopping by today with her brand new release Beyond the Surface from her brand new series The Breakfast Club. We have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Beyond the Surface

(The Breakfast Club 01)
by

Felice Stevens

On 9/11, firefighter Nick Fletcher’s world changed forever. He’s unable to rid himself of survivor’s guilt, made worse by the secret he hides from his family and co-workers. Nick’s life is centered around helping burn victims, until he is reunited with the man he’d once loved but pushed away. Now he has a second chance at a love he thought lost forever.

For fashion designer Julian Cornell, appearances mean everything. His love affairs are strictly casual, and the only thing he cares about is making his clothing line a success. A chance encounter with the man he loved long ago has Julian thinking for the first time in years there may be more to life than being seen at the best parties and what designer labels to wear.

When Julian’s world takes an unexpected turn, it’s Nick who helps him regain perspective on what matters most in life. Julian, in turn, helps Nick accept who he is and understand he isn’t responsible for tragedies he couldn’t prevent. Lost love found can be even sweeter the second time around and after all the years apart, both men learn to look beyond the surface to find the men they are inside.

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Wounded, Vol. 1 by Amy Lane, 2nd edition

25490760Title: Wounded (Vol. 1), 2nd edition
Series: Little Goddess: Book 2
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (June 23rd, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Cory fled the foothills to deal with the pain of losing Adrian, and Green watched her go. Separately, they could easily grieve themselves to death, but when an old enemy of Green’s brings them back together, they can no longer hide from their grief—or their love for each other.

But Cory’s grieving has cut her off from the emotional stability that’s the source of her power, and Green’s worry for her has left them both weak. Cory’s strength comes from love, and she finds that when she’s in the presence of Adrian’s best friend, Bracken, she feels stronger still.

But defeating their enemy is by no means a sure thing. As the attacks against Cory and her lovers keep coming, it becomes clear that their love might not be enough if they can’t heal each other—and themselves—from the wounds that almost killed them all.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-954-9

Product Link: http://www.dsppublications.com/books/wounded-vol-1-by-amy-lane-92-b

http://www.amazon.com/Wounded-Vol-Little-Goddess-Book-ebook/dp/B00YAU8EU4

Reviewer: Zane

Review: At first release (2005), Amy Lane’s “Little Goddess” series was clearly a precursor to her future work. Showcasing her creativity and writing skills, it introduced the author and her characters as forces to be reckoned with. Now, in a second edition, “Little Goddess” is back. Better than ever. If you haven’t read it, stop now and pick up “Vulnerable”. You’ll need it before reading “Wounded”, and really, it’s a damn good book.

Picking up where Vulnerable leaves off, Cory and Green are grief-stricken and attempting to heal, though not finding solace in one another as lovers should. True to Amy Lane’s style, forces beyond their control will soon change that. The lovers and those around them who are also in pain must come together to control their destiny.

Secondary characters are brought to the forefront. There are new names, faces, and relationships; no character is unimportant in this series. Ms. Lane continues to build Green and Cory’s world(s), with more layers of love, romance, family, loyalty and yes, treachery and betrayal. Age old opposing forces of good vs. evil, love vs. hate arise as Cory, Green, their friends, family and enemies struggle to persevere. We learn more about their magic, their preternatural selves and their importance to one another.

Lane immerses us in rich character history; in this first volume of “Wounded” Green’s past is further revealed. Faces from said past have returned – both to help and to cause harm. The bond between Green, Cory and their loved ones, how they handle this as a united front, as a family, through the danger is the crux of this amazing story.

As with any Amy Lane book, there is love and romance, but here it is taken to another level. The intimate moments are not just love and sex, but are filled with magic, beauty, romance, sadness and angst. There are happy and tender moments as well, and sometimes it is a combustible whirlwind of it all. There are times when love literally saves the day.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Ms. Lane is the master of her craft. Her skill with the written word is one of the best I’ve encountered. It draws me in every time, bringing me back for each new release, and at times for a reread of one of my many favorites.

Being reintroduced to these characters, I remembered why I fell so hard. For all their power there is such vulnerability; they are easy to love. I’m so invested in them and their world. I urge you to venture into the world of “Little Goddess”, the world Amy built. Let a little fantasy into your reality – not only will you not regret it, you’ll come back for more.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Embrace the Fire by Felice Stevens Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have the brilliant Felice Stevens visiting us today with her newest release Embrace the Fire, Felice lets us have a peek at an excerpt and has brought along a great giveaway, we also have Zane’s review for you to check out so enjoy the post an click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Embrace the Fire

(Through Hell & Back 03)
by

Felice Stevens

Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but finally he’s accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.

Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.

Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.

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Enforcing Emory by Mickie B. Ashling Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we now have Mickie B. Ashling visiting with the blog tour for her newest release Enforcing Emory, we have a brilliant excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and we have Zane’s awesome review, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Enforcing Emory

by

Mickie B. Ashling

Olympic figure skater Emory Lowe falls in lust the moment he lays eyes on his new neighbor, hockey player Nikolai (Nik) Vetrov.  On the surface, Nik is a typical badass enforcer, intimidating and dangerous, on and off the ice. The only son of Ukrainian immigrants, Nik has been groomed from childhood to fulfill his father’s dreams of seeing him in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Igor guides his son toward that goal with a controlling—and abusive—hand, steering him clear of anyone who might ruin his chances. 

Although Emory is the US National Figure Skating champion, he’s in-your-face gay, and his audacious persona rubs Nik and his family the wrong way.  Raised by supportive and loving parents, Emory is Nik’s polar opposite in every way but one—his desire to succeed. Underneath the fluff and glitter beats the heart of a fierce competitor, and this side of Emory’s personality begins to close the distance between the two athletes.

While the attraction was one-sided in the beginning, Nik finds himself responding to Emory’s flirting.  Before the incongruous pair have a chance at any sort of relationship, they must survive the pressures of career, separation, and most importantly, Igor’s ruthless homophobia.

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Love Cubed by Eddy LeFey

25371030Title: Love Cubed
Author: Eddy LeFey
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (245 pages)
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (May 7th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts
Blurb: Three very different young men meet at St-Frederick’s University.

Francis, haunted by his past and seeking a new life.

Andrew, the introverted football jock.

And Sebastian, the charismatic and confident hockey star.

Francis, wary and troubled, didn’t count on meeting anyone he could care for.

Andrew, closeted and lonely, didn’t think anything would matter more than his football career.

And Sebastian, content to float from conquest to conquest, never believed he’d meet someone who could hold his interest.

An encounter with a journalist causes consequences for all three.

Will they be able to take what they need from one another in order to cope?

Product Link: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/love-cubed-by-eddy-lefey/

Reviewer: Zane

Review: “Love Cubed” – the title and blurb caught my attention and drew me in. I was so excited to read this! Eddy LeFey is not a name I recognize, but I’m always willing to give first-time or new-to-me writers a chance.

I liked the concept/story, it held my interest, and my curiosity was most certainly piqued as to what exactly this “trauma” was that Francis had suffered. Francis and the rest of the characters were diverse and interesting; I wanted to know more about each of them as I continued reading. I loved the concept of a ‘throuple’ (new word to me) in a collegiate setting.

Those positives, the fact that I received the book as an ARC for review, and really, just wanting to know the outcome of these three young men are the reasons I did not DNF this book. Even with a good story and good characters there were glaring issues that I just could not overlook, and I did try.

The writing was problematic for me. There was some serious head hopping going on; I frequently had to stop to figure out who was talking/thinking. Then, the characters’ names were all over the place. If the character was speaking or being addressed, his name was in the sentence. It was extremely wordy and repetitive.

People were saying the same thing they had said a couple of chapters back and then some – so much of this could have been edited out.

In erotic fiction, phrases like “special place”, and “private place” are very uncomfortable to read, and tend to feel, well, creepy. If you’re writing about sex that is sexy to the characters, it should be sexy to the reader. The one major sex scene was equally uncomfortable as was the concept that the abused Francis would want to lose his ‘consensual’ virginity to an attempt of double penetration. With reference to the erotic dialogue, realistically, even college kids say cock, balls and ass.

Ah, college kids. Throughout the read, I kept pausing and telling myself -“College kids don’t talk like this!!!!!” The endearments were cloying and not realistic – “water-bug”, “song-bird”, “lover-boy”. People have boyfriends and lovers, not “intimates”. As simple as the writing was, the dialogue was much older and stodgier than the characters themselves. If that isn’t enough, characters were ‘emoting’. Okay… just tell me what they’re feeling. Use adjectives.

Please!!!!

I struggled with a rating for this; ultimately because I did like the concept, characters and plot I gave this a 2.5. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this book. However, I did (after putting this down) read other reviews and there are those that loved this book and everything about it. As a reader first and foremost, I urge you to do your research and come to your own conclusion.

Though this one most certainly wasn’t for me, who knows? It might work for you.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *