Will & Patrick's Happy Ending by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths stopping by with their last installment of Wake Up MarriedWill & Patrick’s Happy Ending, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Will & Patrick’s Happy Ending

(Wake Up Married 06)

Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths

Follow Will & Patrick in this final installment of the romantic-comedy serial, Wake Up Married, by best-selling author Leta Blake and newcomer Alice Griffiths!

Sure, Will and Patrick are in love now, but they weren’t when they got married in Vegas. For Patrick, that’s no problem, but Will can’t shake his doubts that a relationship started through coercion can ever become the real deal.

Since the Molinaro crime family has reversed their position on divorce, Will and Patrick have a chance to rectify their drunken mistake. But is divorce the solution? Find out in this final instalment of the much-beloved Wake up Married serial.

Episode 6 of 6 in the Wake Up Married serial.

Find the entire series on Amazon

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On The Outside by Louise Lyons Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Louise Lyons popping in with her new release On The Outside, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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On The Outside


Louise Lyons

When Craig Ferguson is released from prison after a year’s sentence for fighting, he returns home to his father and brother, and the family business. Throwing himself back into the life he left, with family, work, and women, Craig tries to forget his time on the inside, but there’s one thing he just can’t get out of his mind.

Cell mate, Rocky Kirk, still has six months of his sentence to go, and after a year together in a tiny cell, Craig misses him more than he cares to admit. He does his best to forget, but when Rocky is released, and arrives on Craig’s doorstep, homeless and hurt, everything that happened between them comes flooding back.

Craig’s family takes in Rocky, now known as Kirk, and gives him a home and a job, but he’s reluctant to join in with their partying, and never seems entirely comfortable in their home. A few months later Kirk announces he has to leave, and when Craig presses him for an explanation, Kirk blurts out that his unwanted feelings for his friend are hurting him too much to stay. His admission changes everything, but Craig’s uncertainty, and fears of his father discovering their secret, threatens to ruin anything that could develop between them.

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Dawn and Dusk by Dirk Greyson Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Dawn and Dusk

(Day & Knight 03)

Dirk Greyson

For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get out to him as fast as possible. 

Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce. 

When Day witnesses his brother being shot live on television, he loses the last of his control. Despite the lack of answers, Day is more determined than ever to find out what happened. Stephen is all the family he has left. 

Bone-deep fear and adversity threaten to tear Day and Knight apart, but facing unimaginable hardship together might finally cement the bond between them.

Release date: 6th May 2016

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Borderline by Pop Cherry

51PHXZAeOeL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Borderline

Series: Dark Moon Pack, #1

Author: Pop Cherry

Genre: Dystopian/ Paranormal

Length: 85 pages

Publisher: Lovelight Press (June 24, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Blurb: Even love can undo a breaker of men.

When a rogue wolf is dropped to the tiles of Saren Lash’s hall, the alpha Enforcer has no idea how quickly the shifter he intends to break and remold will turn the tables. Can the unyielding Enforcer resist the increasing press of the defiant rogue’s fire and beauty, or will he wind up remaking himself as he attempts to subdue the wild runner?

Nor has no intention of becoming a toy for Tek’s pack, no matter how glacial the Enforcer Lash may be. He’s always lived his life his own way and refuses to change that now. Can he withstand the Enforcer’s impact on his mind during the remaking process? And if he finds himself growing fond of the Enforcer, can he be sure the idea is actually his own?

Product Link(s): http://www.lovelightpress.com/book/borderline/


Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Pop Cherry is a new author for me so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I choose this book because I love the paranormal romance stories quite a bit. Although this takes it to a different level. This story had some potential but I am afraid that it was missing quite a bit. The writing was very choppy and just off to me. I also didn’t like the dark tone that it had.

Nor is running away from something and ends up getting caught by another pack. Lash is the enforcer and is charged with Nor’s punishment. Although I really don’t think the punishment was meant to be sex though. The problem is Lash wants something that is not freely given at first, so in my eyes that is close to rape, which brought the story down even lower, for me.

To top it off it has a cliff hanger, but after reading this I really don’t care if they end up together or not. Nor do I want to read the next story. It was a depressing story that felt rushed and written by a teenager. I actually felt like I was giving it a higher rating then it needed, because there was so much missing to make it even enjoyable.

The story was very confusing and it felt like we were in the middle of a story right as you start the story. There were no explanations on what Nor was running from to begin with. Rape is used to break others, and it is rape, there is not another word for it.

I am sorry but this book was definitely not for me.

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Fire Inside by Dawn Douglas ~ Audiobook

FireInsideAUDLGTitle: Fire Inside

Series: N/A

Author: Dawn Douglas

Narrator: Randy Fuller

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 3 hours and 12 minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (02-23-2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: After ten years as an active duty Marine, Captain Eric Ramos is rejoining civilian life. His first job is chauffeuring, assisting, and generally keeping track of NBA young gun Tyler Haley. Tyler’s had a rough few months, and his team owner is convinced he needs some hand-holding if he’s going to keep delivering wins for the St. Louis Fire Foxes.

Instead of the arrogant, over-privileged athlete Eric expected, Tyler is a big, blond, lonely twenty-three-year-old who needs more than just an employee to keep him in line. While taking care of Tyler, Eric changes from employee to friend, to something more. And when Eric realizes that something is burning the kid up from the inside out, he’s determined to find a way to help him before Tyler’s carefully constructed façade turns to ash.

Product Link(s): http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5061


Reviewer: Tams

Review: Ebook review June 2014

Short, Sexy and Steamy! My three favorite colors!!

Retired Marine Eric Ramos is taking on civilian life as the personal assistant/bodyguard for a Professional Basketball player that hasn’t had the best of luck with his staff. After fighting for our country as a marine, suffering from PTSD and dealing with ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the military… Eric is pretty sure he can handle one spoiled basketball player. Boy does he have his work cut out for him.

From the first meeting Eric is mesmerized with the tall, lithe basketball player with white blonde curly hair and sad eyes. Tyler Haley is very much like a child. Perhaps growing up in the system robbed him of something that he is now starving for, a life unlived.

Eric quickly learns how Tyler works, his little ticks and what sends him over the edge. Tyler suffers from panic attacks and he is oddly very shy and withdrawn. Over the first few weeks that Eric and Tyler work in close quarters, Tyler stars to let down his guard and get more comfortable with Ram (what Tyler calls Eric).

Little by little Eric begins to peel back the layers that Tyler hides under and they get under one another’s skin. But just when Eric thinks that he’s figured out how to care for Tyler and keep him safe and happy, the damn bursts. The one promise Eric made to himself, that he wouldn’t fall for his client, is about to become a very easy promise to break.

I loved everything about this little story! Eric is this large and in charge semper fi ex-marine that storms into Tyler’s life and makes Tyler feel something he never thought he could feel, safe and comfortable. Tyler is a conundrum. Very strong and confident on the court but so childlike and insecure at heart.

When you learn Tyler’s story, what he went through growing up, it will break your heart. And for him to have someone there to love and protect him in that most vulnerable moment when he finally tells someone the truth, feels comfortable enough with someone to tell them the truth, it’s a thing of beauty.

Must read for fans of the genre. If you love a short story that has a lot of charisma and charm, along with passion and slow burning love, you will love this book!

Audiobook review March 2016

The story was narrated by Randy Fuller and while I thought he fully captured Ramos with the tone he chose for him, his voice is very mature so the tone for Tyler sounded too old for him.

This is one of the audio books that wasn’t quite as good for me as the written version. It was an enjoyable listen, the tones, inflections and nuances were all there and in the appropriate fashion, and I just couldn’t get used to the tone for Tyler.

I’d still say you would probably enjoy listening, definitely would enjoy reading.

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Rules of Engagement by L.A. Witt ~ Audiobook

RulesofEngagementAUDLGTitle: Rules of Engagement

Series: Rules of Engagement Book, #1

Author: L.A. Witt

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 8 hours and 33 minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (Audio version 3/2/16)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Dustin Walker has no idea that avoiding the search for Mrs. rawinnerlRight could send him into the arms and bed of Mr. Right Now. According to Dustin’s mother, he should be out looking for his next wife so he won’t be the divorced black sheep of the family. Instead, he passes his free time at a local bar and pool hall, where he meets someone who’s everything his ex-wife wasn’t: funny, caring, faithful…and male.

Is Brandon Stewart just Dustin’s way of getting over a bitter divorce? Can Dustin really care for him, or is it simply that Brandon is the complete opposite of his ex-wife? Dustin keeps their affair as quiet as possible, because if it continues, he knows he’ll eventually have to come out to his homophobic family or walk out on the man he’s trying not to love.

©2009 L. A. Witt (P) 2016 Dreamspinner Press

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Reviewer: Gigi

Review: Rules of Engagement is a lusty story that’s about 75% sexual encounter, and if you’re looking for that, the lovemaking is hot, heavy and beautifully written and narrated!

Just when I thought that’s what this sexual self-discovery, coming out story was about. It took a turn for the serious, realistic and contemplative at the 10 yard line. Rules of Engagement dives into some soul-searching moments of questioning one’s sexual orientation, relationships with family, friends and a new lover who is making you question all you thought you knew about yourself.

My heart broke for Brandon, and I wanted to shake Dustin or kick his ass! There were plenty of ups and downs, with a passionate ending that left me hungry for more! Good thing I just happen to know there’s a sequel…

The narrator was very good, and has a wonderful sultry voice.

If you need a steamy afternoon delight, Rules of Engagement delivers some very hot content!

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Will and Patrick's Happy Ending by Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths

51dZdxhlkLL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Will and Patrick’s Happy Ending

Series: Wake Up Married, #6

Author: Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 127 pages

Publisher: Leta Blake Books (April 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Follow Will & Patrick in this final installment of the romantic-comedy serial, Wake Up Married, by best-selling author Leta Blake and newcomer Alice Griffiths!

Sure, Will and Patrick are in love now, but they weren’t when they got married in Vegas. For Patrick, that’s no problem, but Will can’t shake his doubts that a relationship started through coercion can ever become the real deal.

Since the Molinaro crime family has reversed their position on divorce, Will and Patrick have a chance to rectify their drunken mistake. But is divorce the solution? Find out in this final installment of the much-beloved Wake up Married serial.

ISBN: 978-1-62622-752-1

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1roR35x

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wake Up Marrie collection features Will and Patrick. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

When I first started reading Will and Patrick’s story I thought it was really cute and funny as hell. However, after the fifth book I was ready to just drop the whole series. It just got old to me focusing on the two same men. I would have rather it been made two long stories than six novellas. Although I am glad that they got their happily ever after.

Will is still an idiot to me though. He has finally realized that his husband is for him. Now his family is behind them. Although, I still don’t much care for their strange attitudes. Owen is an even bigger idiot than Will and I wanted to throw him out the window. Whereas Ryan, who makes another appearance is the perfect character to truly hate.

Patrick is still my favorite, but even he was getting on my nerves a bit. Even though I felt bad for the way he was treated. Nona has finally found a way for these two to divorce, but now they have changed their minds. Will is taking the advice of Owen and is thinking divorce is the answer. Just as Patrick is telling him those three little words that should make one happy, Will is breaking his heart.

I am glad to say that these two do get their happily ever after. I just wished it hadn’t taken six books to find it. The story is well written and there is quite a bit of humor in it that makes it even better to me. It doesn’t hurt that the sex is hot and very wild. I loved the guys and I am glad that they finally end up with their true hearts standing out there.

But I am damn glad this series is over.

I would definitely recommend it though, especially if you love two sexy men and some crazy family members.

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Imperfect Harmony by Jay Northcote

5132SaGzAVL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Imperfect Harmony

Series: N/A

Author: Jay Northcote

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 189 pages

Publisher: Jaybird Press (April 15th 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Imperfect harmony can still be beautiful…

John Fletcher, a former musician, is stuck in limbo after losing his long-term partner two years ago. He’s shut himself off from everything that reminds him of what he’s lost. When his neighbour persuades him to join the local community choir, John rediscovers his love of music and finds a reason to start living again.

Rhys Callington, the talented and charismatic choir leader, captures John’s attention from the first moment they meet. He appears to be the polar opposite of John: young, vibrant, and full of life. But Rhys has darkness in his own past that is holding him back from following his dreams.

Despite the nineteen-year age gap, the two men grow close and a fragile relationship blossoms. Ghosts of the past and insecurities about the future threaten their newfound happiness.

If they’re going to harmonize in life and love as they do in their music, they’ll need to start following the same score.

ISBN:  9781530744534 (print edition)

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Reviewer: Aerin

Review: I am such a big fan of Jay Northcote, as soon as I hear she has a new book coming out, and I immediately start drooling. I loved almost every single one of her books and I’m so sad to say this isn’t going to be one of them.

Imperfect Harmony isn’t a bad book, far from it, but there were several things that kept me from being engaged in it. I didn’t lose myself in the story, wasn’t able to fully connect with either one of the MCs, but by far the worst thing is that as full of emotions as this book is, it didn’t make me feel anything.

John Fletcher is a 42-year-old man, a former musician who two years later is still grieving the death of his longtime partner, Brandon. John doesn’t know what to do with himself and aside from his job as a substitute teacher. He has no other life to speak of. His passion for music is all but gone and he no longer dares to play his beloved violin, because the very thing that used to bring him joy now only brings him sorrow and heartbreak.

John’s neighbor needs help and asks John to drive her to her choir practice, where John meets Rhys, a 23-year-old choir director. On the surface Rhys is everything John isn’t: confident, young, beautiful, tattooed and charming. Rhys takes an instant interest in John and despite John’s reluctance to get involved with Rhys, they become lovers.

John is insecure about a lot of things, at the top of the list being his body and his age. The 19 years age difference between them is a constant thorn in their relationship. Their interactions (especially the sexual ones) are awkward, but they feel real. The problem is that I never got to feel the chemistry between them, the attraction, or anything that convinced me that they have something worth pursuing.

As different as John and Rhys appear to be, they actually have lots of things in common, too many in my humble opinion. They’re both musicians, they both quit playing the music they loved so much, they both lost the other half of their souls (about 2 years ago in both cases)…. so not only do we have one grieving man, we have two of them at the same time.

I expected to feel the angst and the sorrow considering there’s so much of it, but this book never became angsty or dark. It was too fluffy, too light; I know some people will love this book for this reason, but I’m not one of them.

If a character is so tormented by the death of a lover that he can’t seem to move on and thinks about him even while he has sex with his current boyfriend, I want to feel the pain. So this book deals with so much loss but I didn’t feel sadness or pain, there are second chances but I didn’t feel happiness and joy. I was mostly along for the ride, observing the characters and reading about their feelings but unable to connect with any of it.

This book had such a geriatric feeling and that’s probably because the only young characters are Rhys, his teenage brother (that we only see twice for brief moments) and John. There are old neighbors, old choir members, and old people in the nursing home where John and Rhys perform every Saturday….. I know I should admire the guys for their selflessness but this many old people don’t belong in my books.

This book needed some LIFE, so young enthusiasm and joy, because the guys spend too much time crying and they have no fun to speak of (unless you consider serenading people in a nursing home as fun). Even the epilogue, that HEA I was waiting for was disappointing. A party at the house they share together, how lovely! Too bad all the guests are elderly people. I know I sound like a snobbish bitch, and I promise I love my elderly relatives, but that doesn’t mean I want so many of them in my books.

Imperfect Harmony is a nicely written book, a nice story about second chances, which misses the spice that would make it fabulous.

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Portia’s Two Cents: Well, for me the geriatric characters brought an air of authenticity to this book.  I’ve sang in community choirs my whole adult life, and am usually one of a handful of not yet senile members. 😉 As for the lack of spice…what did you expect from good church going men?

Fire of the Heart by Havan Fellows and Lee Brazil

61yjGAZSmZL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Fire of the Heart

Series: Hearts of Parkerberg 03

Author: Lee Brazil & Haven Fellows

Genre:  Contemporary Romance/ Holidays

Length: 197 pages

Publisher: Appleton Publishing Avenue (February 2nd, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Craig Gilchrist is the oldest of five siblings, the captain of the Parkerburg Fire Department, and all around buddy his friends run to when they have a problem. Unfortunately, he’s keeping a secret not only from the whole town, but his family as well. Living in the shadows works for him until one fateful night when a hot stranger walks across a smoky barroom, forcing Craig to make a move that could rock the foundation of his existence…and fill the void in his heart he doesn’t realize he has.

Melrose escaped the end of a bad relationship to start over in Parkerburg. With the support of his cousin and a job waiting tables at a great restaurant, he thinks his life is finally going pretty smoothly. That’s when his path crosses that of Craig Gilchrist, local fire captain. The big, beefy firefighter is definitely not his type. So why does he suddenly star in all of Melrose’s fantasies?

With Melrose at his side, Craig finally has the motivation to step out of the shadows and let Parkerburg see the real him…until trouble arises and the truth comes to light that perhaps he doesn’t know the real Melrose.

Lies and fears play havoc with their newly acquired relationship. Luckily, once ignited, the hearts of Parkerburg don’t burn out so easily.

The Hearts of Parkerburg stories can be read as standalones, each with a HEA…but trust me, you’ll want to read about all the sweet happenings in this quaint little town.

Christmas in His Heart – Dermot & Xander’s story

Heart on the Run – Chaz & Sprocket’s story

Fire of the Heart – Craig & Melrose’s story

ISBN: 9781941841426

Product Link(s): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-fireoftheheart-1975222-149.html


Reviewer: Cat

Review: Fire of the Heart is book 3 in this series. You do not have to read this in order as the town is the connection that makes this a series. There is mention of the previous characters but not enough to throw off the flow of this story.

Craig is the Fire Chief with a secret. No one knows he is gay except his ex-girlfriend Shawna, the owner of Craft Time. As soon as he sees the cute new guy in town he knows he is in trouble.

Melrose is sweet, and he is keeping his past a secret, not wanting people to know he was abused…by a smaller man.  When Bas shows up and hits him in the face, he tells the police a white lie that escalates.

Fire of the Heart is a sweet little romance with healing and coming out. It is a fast and fun read if you’re looking for something to lighten your day and lift your spirits.  I am curious as to who the next story will be about since there are so many characters.

I did find the story a bit skippy in places, and it was a bit jarring when it went from Melrose to Craig, but I loved the storyline, characters, and plots.

If you like hunky firefighters, cute waiters, a sweet romance with some hot man-sex, this is for you:

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No Quarter by Christine d'Abo Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Christine d’Abo popping in with her new re-release No Quarter, we have a short post from Christine about her love of science fiction, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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No Quarter

(Bounty 01)

Christine d’Abo

When bounty hunter Gar Stitt is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, after all, and Captain Faolan Wolf isn’t hard to find. He’s the most notorious pirate in the galaxy, and when he shows up planetside to take his pleasures, he’s far from subtle.

Faolan never expected a hot but tightly wound hunter to walk into his private party and try to apprehend him single-handedly. And when an unexpected betrayal forces them to work together, Faolan’s even more surprised to find himself drawn to Gar personally—especially since neither of them do personal.

Gar had intended to put Faolan in prison. Instead he finds his solitary existence shaken by his desire for the pirate. And when the bounty hunter becomes the hunted, he must put his faith in Faolan and his pirate crew, or run the risk of ending up dead.

Publisher’s note: This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2010.

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Lime and Tangerine by Kevin Caucher Release Day Blast & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Kevin Caucher stopping by with his brand new release Lime and Tangerine, we also have a great new excerpt, so check out the excerpt and enjoy the post! <3 ~Pixie~

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Lime and Tangerine


Kevin Caucher

The post-apocalyptic world has changed. Colors have changed.

The skies are now red, and the seas fandango pink.

There are those who’ve acquired skills as “squinters”. By narrowing their eyes, they can see people in different colors—colors by which they can define their mood.

Senlin was born a squinter. A child of the foster system, the lack of love  has left him with casual views on sex.

When Sicong recruits him into SQX, a squinter organization, Senlin wants nothing more than to jump his bones, but Sicong’s detachment makes Senlin believe his feelings aren’t reciprocated.

Senlin and Sicong’s relationship begins to grow as they undertake missions together.

That is, until an enemy of SQX turns his attention upon them.

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Bombs and Guacamole by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hey guys, we have B.A. Tortuga popping in with her upcoming release Bombs and Guacamole, B.A. has a quick chat about Guacamole and there’s a great new excerpt. So enjoy the post peeps! <3 ~Pixie~

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Bombs and Guacamole

(Border Crossing)

B.A. Tortuga

ER doctor Dusty Lowry grew up in a conservative rural Texas family that has never quite forgiven him for staying in New Mexico after his stint in the Army. Paramedic Nate Miller, Dusty’s best friend since their early Army days, has a hippie momma, a tiny apartment, and is in lust with his buddy. When their other Army friend, Kyle, gets married, they start thinking about settling down. In fact, they both know what they want: each other. Too bad they’ve never shared that goofy little fact.

A trip to visit Dusty’s family in Texas changes everything, and Dusty and Nate aren’t sure where to go from there. Good thing they’re smart guys, and between a series of bombings that target first responders, their friend Kyle’s wife getting pregnant, and more than one bowl of guacamole, they begin to figure out how to have a relationship.

But as the bombings get closer to home, Nate and Dusty must navigate love and commitment before they lose their chance.

Release date: 6th May 2016

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A Mended Man by Jaime Reese Release Blast & Teasers!

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Hi guys, we have Jaime Reese popping in with her new release A Mended Man, we have a couple of teasers so enjoy the post! <3 ~Pixie~

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A Mended Man

(The Men of Halfway House 04)

Jaime Reese

Detective Aidan Calloway is rock-solid strong. He’s a man of justice—loyal to his friends, family, and job—even if it requires bending a law…or two. He shields himself behind an abrasive, fearless facade, until a phone call one night chips his armor and throws his perfectly planned, hollow life into a tailspin.

Jessie Vega is the epitome of optimism. His carefully crafted attitude of hope and positivity protects him from a past filled with too much pain. When a ghost from a dark time resurfaces and nearly breaks him, he must tap into his inner strength or risk losing everything he’s worked so hard to build.

But Jessie can’t do it alone. He must fight to break through Aidan’s ironclad defenses to reveal the heart of the man hiding beneath the tough surface and mend his damaged spirit. Only then can they truly heal and become strong enough to battle the demons that haunt them and threaten their chance to finally be together.

***This book contains scenes and subject matter some readers may find distressing.***

Although part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.

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Ocean of Secrets by Jerry Sacher

Jerry Sacher - Ocean of Secrets postcard DSP sTitle: Ocean of Secrets

Author: Jerry Sacher

Genre: Historical

Length: Novel (200 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63476-822-1

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (18 April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Andrew Elliot, the son of a Scottish nobleman, is being sent to America, accompanied by his fiancée and her brother. But Andrew’s engagement is not a love match. His family insists that he marries to “cure” him of his feelings for the son of the caretaker on his father’s estate.

Matthew Ahearn leaves Ireland to pursue his dream of becoming a Texas cowboy. In London, a brush with the law almost derails his plans, but Matthew perseveres and lands a job as a third-class steward on a ship bound for America.

Andrew’s and Matthew’s worlds collide as they—and their secrets—are brought together in the magic of an ocean voyage, one that will never be forgotten.

The year is 1912, and they are about to board RMS Titanic….

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7641

Review: Ocean of Secrets is a historical MM romance by Jerry Sacher. It is a thoroughly enjoyable ride and will appeal to anyone that is into stories in the early twentieth century. Also, this will appeal to anyone who has been looking for the MM version of the movie Titanic.

Honestly, that description fits.

The story follows Scots nobleman Andrew Elliot, who has been caught in a rather compromising position with one of the local land manager’s sons, pretty standard stuff – the nobleman being caught with the help type of deal. Now his father has found Andrew a bride and is sending him off to America with his fiancé and the fiancé’s brother for company. And before you think it, no, there is no romance when it comes to the fiancé’s brother. Andrew’s father has sent him off to London so that he can board the Titanic to New York.

Then there is Matthew. He’s a poor Irish lad. His parents have died and his only brother is a shipyard worker and cannot support his younger sibling. So Matthew decides to make his own fortunes. He decides the best way to do that is find a way to America – Titanic happens to be perfect – where he could move to Texas or somewhere out West to become a cowboy.

Obviously, we all know what happens to the Titanic. And I’m going to admit that I was at first reluctant to read this one, so checked the ending to see if it was a HEA before investing myself in this book. I’m shallow like that. The adventure is what happens to bring the two men together. Then their brief romance on the ocean before the Titanic sinks to the ocean floor – then of course there is also the fall out of this event.

The only criticism I have to make is I don’t think quite enough drama was placed on the plot line surrounding Andrew’s fiancé and brother. It probably would have injected a lot more feeling into the relationship between Andrew and Matthew if there was more drama other than dropping hints of the rather obvious way in which to dispose the characters (and I’m not talking about the iceberg either).

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Tiny House by Charley Descoteaux

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Series: Buchanan House, #3

Author: Charley Descoteaux

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (29 April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Pride weekend is over, but for Nathan Lucas, the summer is just heating up. He appears to have it all. He’s tall and blond, ripped and handsome, and half owner of Buchanan House, a successful gay retreat on Oregon’s beautiful central coast. But his joie de vivre hides a fear of abandonment. When he was twelve his mother had triplets, and instead of the cherished only child, Nathan became a scapegoat for his exhausted parents, and he has never truly dealt with that pain.

Portland chef Paulie Nesbitt is head over heels in love with Nathan. They’ve been drinking buddies with benefits for years, while Paulie has not-so-secretly yearned for more. Paulie’s extra pounds and self-doubt have kept him from acting on his feelings.

Their friends know they would make the perfect couple, but Nathan and Paulie will have to let go of past insecurities if they want a future together.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-877-1

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7494

Reviewer: Prime

Review:  Tiny House is the third installment of Charley Descoteaux’s series Buchanan House, a small bed and breakfast set up by friends Nathan and Eric. Eric and his romance with, Tim, the handyman that the friends hired to do odd jobs around the small resort was the subject of the first book, Buchanan House. Book two, Pride Weekend, was a short story about 2 guys that meet online and decide to meet at Buchanan House for a weekend of fun during Pride Weekend.

In Tiny House, it is now Nathan’s turn for romance. Nathan has something of a complicated love life, mostly his own fault, but that is the way life has gone for Nathan. Nathan has always had a thing for Paulie, but both have hesitated for years (about fifteen?).

At this point, though, Nathan is not in the best frame of mind. He has lost his lovers, two cousins who worked at Buchanan House and while he was not in love with them, he definitely felt a friendly kind of love towards the men. Soon after he also finds out that the friend he’s had a crush on years, Paulie, has a boyfriend.

Much of the story isn’t so much about the romance between Nathan and Paulie because it seems pretty damn clear that they are meant for each other and definitely have deep feelings for each other. Instead the story is more about Nathan being able to move on and coping with the various changes in his life – he does have trouble because he has many of his friends worried because of the amount of drinking he has been doing lately.

This is a wonderful and sweet story line. It isn’t really melodramatic or action packed, if definitely could have been more melodramatic. The whole novel is well paced, even if Paulie has a boyfriend other than Nathan for most of the story, and the drama that does take place is elegantly understated. This is thoroughly enjoyable and it is nice to see both Nathan and Paulie get their story. All the characters of Buchanan House are deep and complex characters and it is an absolute joy getting to know everyone.

I am left wondering if there are going to be more stories from Buchanan House… I certainly hope so!

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

Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

41dPFTri+lL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Strong Signal

Series:  Cyberlove # 1

Author: Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 235 pages

Publisher: Megtino Press (February 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who’d initially been a rival. And I’d never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn’t planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can’t stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it’s love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn’t go as planned.

*Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger*

ISBN: 9781524259884

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1XXD0Or




Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the first book in the Cyberlove series, but can be read as a standalone.

Garrett is on his last tour in Afghanistan. He’s not happy with his life and turns to online gaming to escape reality for a while waiting for his deployment. There he meets Kai, a reclusive that has built up a gaming empire with a lot of followers.

The two can’t stand each other at first as they begin messaging. Bickering and bantering back and forth that slowly turns into more. I liked the fact that even though Garrett is not completely out he has strong beliefs and doesn’t hide.

I felt these two complimented each other very well and was what the other needed to be happy. Well written with an interesting interaction between the two as the story unfolds.

I really enjoyed this book as what turns out to be a romance with plenty of heat.

Great read.


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

Moose Fever by A.J. Marcus

o-moose-feverTitle:  Moose Fever

Series:  Mountain Spirit Mysteries, #3

Author: A.J. Marcus

Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: DSP Publications (12 April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Brock Summers and his fiancé, wildlife rehabber Landon Weir, are preparing for their wedding when someone starts killing moose along a creek in the northern part of Teller County. As the moose casualties rise, human bodies turn up, and the case is taken over by the sheriff’s office. When a Forestry Service Ranger is killed, the service joins the hunt.

All signs point to one of the many photographers who have been taking pictures of the moose. Then Landon discovers a small piece of gold in the creek and they believe they have a motive, but they’re still lacking solid suspects.

Bullets fly as they seek to track down the perpetrator while trying to get everything wrapped up in time for their marriage.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-343-1

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/moose-fever-by-aj-marcus-226-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Moose Fever is the third book in AJ Marcus’s Mountain Mysteries series. While the books probably work as a standalone, I love this series so much that I’m saying if you haven’t started from book 1 (Eagle’s Blood) go back now. If for nothing else than the pleasure of reading along as Brock and Landon begin their romantic relationship in a small Colorado town.

In this installment, Brock, a state wildlife officer, and Landon, who runs and works a wildlife rehabilitation centre, are preparing to get married. But of course, there is a lot going on than these guys and their seriously sweet and hot relationship. There is the appearance of Brock’s parents, who are quite wonderful, and want to make sure that everything is perfect for their son’s wedding day.

However, there is also the mystery and suspense side of things, which sees more than a few bullets fly, the body of an unknown person turn up that is only the start of the book’s body count.

For a wild life officer, Brock finds himself in some very dangerous and precarious situations, which don’t always involve wildlife of the four-legged kind. Regardless, it is an absolute pleasure reading along with the action as Brock works and Landon does his best to help his partner. I love these guys, I love their chemistry, I love their love –in fact, I love just about everything about their relationship. They are so strong and relatable as characters that it is pure joy to revisit Brock and Landon.

Once again, I can’t wait until book 4 comes out (got a tease at the end of Moose Fever). This is a wonderful series for just about any fan of action and suspense to get into.

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

Spoils of War by Tricia Owens

51GZvJR+XfL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Spoils of War

Series: A:R Heaven, #2

Author: Tricia Owens

Genre: Paranormal/MMM Ménage a Trois

Length: 174 pages

Publisher: Tricia Owens (March 3, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Angels make eager lovers. Maybe too eager…

While the human Ryan has made an enemy of the greatest Angel in Heaven–Anifiel, the Commander of Heaven’s Army–Ryan has somehow managed to befriend Anifiel’s kind and gentle battle companion, Vithius. Ryan adores the handsome Angel and is all too happy to teach Vithius the ways that humans make love.

But how much knowledge is too much? Is he corrupting Vithius as Anifiel has accused? Meanwhile, Demons are beating at the gates of Heaven with renewed aggression. Vithius believes he knows why the Demons are so determined, but Anifiel and Ryan refuse to listen to his theory, afraid to believe what it signifies about their relationship to each other. Can Vithius bring the three of them together?

Or will the desire that they continue to resist bring down the entirety of Heaven?

ISBN: 978-1530352371

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the A:R Heaven collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I am not usually one to read books by authors that I have not really connected with so Tricia was a surprise to me. She has a way of giving you a unique story that has a great story line and plot. The problem for me was that it seemed very long-winded even though it is not a truly long book. The title was catchy as well as the cover of the book, the series name was a bit dull though.

I had read the first book in this series and was a bit leery of reading the second book. It actually was a little better than the first one. However it is still a bit stiff to me. The characters were fully developed but a bit complicated and confusing.

I also don’t like cheating in a book which for me Anifiel was with Finn. Then there is Ryan who is getting interested in Anifiel, but he is best friends with Finn brought it way down for me.

Ryan and Vithius are moving forward, whereas Ryan and Anifiel are not. Anifiel turns his ass down every time Ryan tries something. The war is not going the way Ryan expects, for every time he fights it doesn’t go the way it should. To me Anifiel is with Finn yet when he opens up it is with Vithius not Ryan. Ryan is not moving forward in heaven like he should and it leaves him feeling hopeless and lost. That is until Anifiel steps up and makes Ryan share his feelings.

The characters were fully developed if not a bit hard to get into. There are a lot of emotions in this book but for me it did the exact opposite of what it should have. It came off too wordy for me to really get into.

I have realized that this is definitely not my kind of story.

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

Out of Frame by Megan Erickson

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Series: In Focus, #3

Author: Megan Erickson

Genre: New Adult Romance

Length: 203 pages

Publisher: InterMix (March 15th 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb: Romance trades the open road for the high seas in the latest from the author of Focus on Me and Trust the Focus

Perpetually shy, Quinn Mathers is content to remain in the shadow of his brash best friend Jess Hartman. But before their college graduation, he and Jess have planned one last hurrah: a spring break Caribbean cruise.

And it won’t be just any cruise. On board are members of the reality show Trip League, which follows young twenty-somethings on adventures around the world. Since the show’s beginning, Quinn has been fascinated by J. R. Butler, with his amazing body, warm eyes, and killer grin. Unfortunately, he’s straight—or so the world thinks.

At nineteen, J. R. signed a contract to play straight for the show, and there’s no way to get out of it now. Yet with each passing day, Quinn and J. R. find it harder to keep their hands off each other and to keep out of the camera’s frame. But when the lens finally focuses on them, J. R. must decide if he’s willing to risk his career by admitting his bisexuality, and Quinn must determine if he’s bold enough to stand in the spotlight with the man of his dreams…

ISBN: 9781101988602

Product Link: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/536725/out-of-frame-by-megan-erickson/9781101988602/

Reviewer: Aerin

Review: This is my least favorite of Megan’s books to dat., which is a pity considering how much I liked the previous stories in this series. I’m not exactly sure what happened or why the book didn’t leave an impression, it’s mostly a mixture of things.

First of all, the whole reality show J. R. was part of was what mostly put me off this book. I don’t make a habit of watching reality shows, so I’m not familiar with the type of show this was. But I could easily imagine something along the lines of Jersey Shore. Ugh!

J. R. Butler (I hate that name and the space between the initials, which bugged the hell out of me) is part of the Trip League reality show, whose producers made a habit of stereotyping and hiding the true nature of the participants.

J. R. is the black, angry kid on the show, the heterosexual who’s in a committed relationship with his girlfriend Andrea. If the public only knew J. R. is not as angry as he comes across, Andrea exists only in his imagination, and he’s not exactly straight. Admitting to his bisexuality would mean a breach of contract and would make his brother’s much-needed surgery that much harder to get.

Quinn has lived his whole life in a bubble of parental protection. He’s been the good boy who never crossed any boundaries and has never broken any rules. Spending a week away on spring break on a Caribbean cruise with his best friend Jess opened his eyes to how much fun the real world can be. But it also brought him face to face with J. R., the TV personality he’s always had a crush on.

There’s instant chemistry between them and as hard as J.R. tries to ignore his attraction towards Quinn, it isn’t happening. Trying to take advantage of the time they have together and avoiding the cameras in a desperate attempt to stay out of focus puts a lot of pressure on J. R.

There was something off when it came to Quinn and J. R. and I can’t put my finger on it. The whole teenager vibe and the fact that J. R. was thinking of Quinn as a kid was irritating as hell since he’s on 19 years old himself. I guess something didn’t click for me because I wasn’t crazy for them as a couple and I found their story to be too predictable. I felt some of that chemistry but I didn’t get the feeling that they were made for each other.

There are a lot of secondary characters. From the guys we met in the previous books to the fellow cast members, but my favorite of them all is Levi. Oh my god, I love him so much and can’t wait for his book because I bet it’s going to be awesome.

This was a nice, easy read, low in angst and very predictable, but I wasn’t blown away. This was a solid 3 Hearts for me.

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