Hi peeps, we have A.J. Llewellyn stopping by with his upcoming release Laid 3, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~
Supercop Jack Cannon’s met the man of his dreams and isn’t about to give up loving Lucky… even when the man is marked for death.
LAPD Swat team member, Jack Cannon, takes on an unusual assignment, Threat Management, a new crack team created to target LA’s most violent criminals, The Hollywood Ten. Then… Jack is shot and forced to take a vacation. He flies to London to spend time with his hot and sexy lover, Lucky, in London.
Jack’s man is working on an undercover assignment. Jack’s plans for a feisty little R and R don’t sit well with the hit man who’s been hired by a mysterious source to bump off Lucky.
With things heating up between Jack and Lucky all over London from public restrooms to five-star hotels, Jack lures the wild assassin into their sensual web. This is either gonna be the beginnings of a spicy, feisty threesome… or a triple homicide.
Hi guys, today we have Adrian J. Smith stopping by with the tour for her lesbian police procedural series Spirit of Grace, we have all three books to show off, there’s a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s reviews so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
For by Grace
(Spirit of Grace 01)
Adrian J. Smith
Being a Sheriff’s Deputy is not all about saving lives and arresting criminals, and each day Grace wonders if she’ll make it home.
While kids at the schools Deputy Grace Halling visits see her as the knight in blue-cotton armor, people involved in the cases she is dispatched to have a different opinion. She has every confidence in her ability to do her job and arrest criminals. She easily takes down a knife-wielding woman and a drunken combatant teenager without hesitation. Everyone—victim, suspect, or witness—has a story to tell or to lie about, and Grace is never perturbed by their tales.
That all changes when she looks down the barrel of a gun. She loses confidence in her ability as a deputy, she loses trust in herself and fellow officers, and she struggles to stay afloat as shift after shift passes. Grace cannot find her rhythm of being a deputy again. And when the Police Chaplain unexpectedly barges into her life, her personal and professional lives are flipped upside down. Grace struggles to find her even ground, worrying that the next time she stares a murderer in the face will be the last.
Parables and riddles can’t undo the confusion Deputy Grace Halling experiences after her close call with death. Each morning she wakes up, puts on a uniform that feels far more like a target, and goes out to enforce the laws and protect the innocent. While her comrades in blue are murdered one by one with each passing month, Grace pushes for a call to action from her Captain. Her worst fear has become a reality.
Learning to trust herself again wasn’t easy. Deputy Grace Halling is back patrolling, and after a few months of quiet, murders of her comrades in blue begin again. Scared and determined, Grace follows every lead she can until she finds herself face to face with the barrel of a gun, only this time her finger is on the trigger.
Blurb: Mac is afraid he’ll never recover enough to go back to being a cop, while Tony is afraid that he will.
Three months after being shot, Detective Jared MacLean is healing, but he’s afraid it may not be enough to go back on the job. He won’t give up, though. Being a cop is written deep in Mac’s bones, and he’ll do whatever it takes to carry his badge again.
Tony used to wish he could have Mac safely home, but watching his strong husband battle disabilities is far from Tony’s dream come true. When Mac is asked to consult on a case involving one of Tony’s students, both men will have to face old demons and new fears to find a way to move forward together
Review: Wow, I waited a long time for this last book in the series and was not disappointed! I read the blurb and its fitting; however, to me this book is all about relationships, in this case marriage and the hurdles, sacrifices and compromises we need to make to keep those relationships strong. Tony makes sacrifices; many inner dialogues involve what he feels are his selfish needs to have Mac home, to put Tony and the kids first, in thinking a partner safe at home is the best scenario. Other times we see Tony clearly understand that despite the dangers, Mac’s job is part of him; he is born to protect, to save, to put bad guys away.
Mac is fearful of what Tony wants regarding his career as a detective. He knows Tony is fearful of Mac returning to work and getting hurt again, and is trying to find a way to have him understand how important it is, to come to terms with Mac’s job and be supportive of him. Mac struggles in thinking that he won’t be enough, not enough for the job, not enough to be a safe partner at work, not enough to be what Tony needs at home. But Mac is a fighter; he has worked harder than anyone could have expected to make a recovery, and continues to do so with creativity and grit. In this book, we see the daily struggles of raising kids, fighting odds, fighting stereotypes that their community sees them through. On top of all the recovery, tracking down new murder suspects, and community prejudice, Tony and Mac face Mac’s family in crisis. We meet new characters in Mac’s family that explain Mac’s need to protect and serve. If you think your family is dysfunctional…you ain’t got nothing on these folks.
Amidst all this drama, we have a murder unfold involving one of Tony’s students, Tony getting in trouble at school for the way he leads the school’s GSA group, and of course the nail-biting nerves surrounding Tony and Ben’s final court meeting to complete the official adoption. Oh, yes, then the final testimony in the case where Mac got shot to begin with! I also cant’ forget to mention the hot, touching, steaming, emotionally charged love scenes. Like I said, lots of drama packed into this final book! There are so many themes Kaje has woven into this book, but I return to the main ones: sacrifice, and compromise for love and family. I loved this book. It has so much to sink my teeth into! Thanks Kaje Harper for the wonderful ride. I highly recommend this series, read in order.
Publisher: 2nd Edition, Silver Publishing (April 21, 2012); originally published in 2009 by Literary Road Press
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Detective Aaron Bradshaw sweet talks his way into a vampire club, hoping to get the local master’s cooperation for a drug bust. Little does Aaron know Master Orion plans to keep Aaron for his mate.
Aaron Bradshaw’s boss orders him to acquire the vampire Orion’s cooperation in their police investigation. Little does Aaron know sweet talking his way into the club is the first step in establishing a long-term relationship with a vampire.
The master vampire, Orion, has been alone for a long time. One look at the sexy detective and Orion decides who he wants to keep by his side. But Aaron’s insistence of throwing himself into danger drives Orion insane.
How can he keep his lover safe and still let Aaron do his job–hunting down drug runners in Orion’s club?
Review: Orion knew the moment he laid eyes on Aaron that they were supposed to be together. Aaron isn’t into vampires, as a rule, but he’s willing to make an exception for the sexy vamp.
Kissing Orion is classic Amber Kell with a twist. Originally published in 2009, it is being reissued by Silver Publishing. As with many Kell tales, there is a nice suspense thread. In this case, drugs are being dealt out of Orion’s night club and Aaron is the lead detective on the case. Orion is a very typical alpha man; possessive, arrogant, etc. But, the twist is he’s so sweet. There is nothing he won’t do to make Aaron happy. Their relationship is very much a pairing of equals. The big strong vamp with the weak little human gets old. This was a refreshing deviation from the usual vamp/human duo.
Anyway back to the story. I was just about to be unhappy with the nice neat ending when Kell threw a major twist in the mix. Not quite a cliffhanger, but damn close. Secrets are revealed and Orion again shows himself to be the perfect partner for Aaron. Loved it. There sure had better be a book two or Amber Kell is going to have a very irritated reviewer on her hands. Highly recommend from the beautiful cover art, straight through until the happy-ever-after.
Blurb:Finn Austen is settled with Brandon Schofield, Sheriff of Clear Water Creek, and trying to move on. That’s not so easy when ghosts of the past are around every corner…
Sheriff Brandon Schofield and Finn Austen are still struggling to overcome the ghosts of the past and Finn’s torture at the hands of his abusive partner, Dominic Bateman. Meanwhile an adult movie company has moved operations to an abandoned warehouse in Clear Water Creek and its stars are vanishing. Soon Brandon’s investigation leads him to Iowa and he finds the men involved have ties to Finn’s past.
As Brandon battles to bring down the crew behind the films and fight the demons–both real and those haunting the halls of Finn’s mind–he hopes to slam the door on the past forever and claim the joy he and his lover deserve.
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains scenes of dubious consent, rape, and excessive violence.
Review: Finn and Brandon are still finding their way in their relationship as Finn struggles with his demons. Brandon discovers an adult film set with dubious goings on and a ghost from Finn’s past emerges to haunt him.
This story continues six months after Smashed to Pieces and we see the struggle of Finn as he tries to shake long ingrained habits and as a new threat from his past emerges. Finn is desperate to move forward in his sexual relationship, but his fears and ingrained habits are making it difficult. But, with Brandon’s love, he is getting there slowly. Brandon is walking on eggshells when it comes to sex with Finn. He is terrified of suggesting something that might trigger a flashback for Finn, but he wants to move forward sexually with Finn. When he discovers an adult film company that is suspected of making snuff films it leads a man from Finn’s past to Finn.
There’s a good reason for the content advisory on this book and it is mainly for the disturbing videos of Finn that emerge and for the making of the snuff film. The excessive violence is also for Finn’s flashbacks of his life with Dominic. None of the scenes are done for titillation and there is nothing erotic in any of them. It is to mainly show exactly how much Finn suffered at the hands of a man who said he loved Finn.
The storyline is quite good; as it shows the continued suffering of Finn and that he hasn’t been magically healed with the love of Brandon. It also shows how he is beginning to heal and his revelation that he is still looking back over his shoulder instead of looking forward to his love for Brandon and the life he can now lead. Brandon’s patience with Finn is inspiring, but he is also just a little bit overwhelming in his need for Finn. I must admit that there were one or two moments that his disregard of Finn’s feelings was a puzzle, i.e. when he brought a porn star who had been attacked home without even bothering to check with Finn first.
There are some slimy characters in this book and I hate to say one of them is the near victim of the snuff film, Zakes. At first, I felt sorry for him, but then he showed his true colors and he was an intensely dislikeable man and I can’t say that I had much sympathy for him in the end either. Brandon understandably wants to know more of what happened to Finn so that he can help more, but his determination to watch the videos falters as he sees what Finn suffered. His dodging of Finn’s question was well done, because he never let anyone see the videos so he never actually had to lie to Finn.
I have to recommend this to those who love conflict, danger, mentally scarred men, strong partners who would do anything for the man they love and an ending that is happy for them.
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Review: I really liked this book. This was my first of this series and I was able to follow a long and enjoy it, even though there are two books ahead, which I must say, I will be going to get now. I am a hopeless romantic and the love between Brandon and Finn is sweet, sincere and passionate. Finn has a lot of issues and Brandon is a caring, respectful lover and is doing his best to help Finn work through his past.
Brandon is a sheriff. He is alerted that there may be an illegal adult filmmaker in his town doing snuff films. He finds the warehouse and stops a film in progress. So he makes some enemies that know about his lover’s past and intend to take revenge on him.
So does Brandon find this filmmaker? Do the bad guys get their revenge? Does Finn survive? Does Brandon find out what he needs to further his relationship with Finn? I’m not telling you… go read the book. It’s worth it.
If you like hot sex, loving intense relationships and some mystery, maybe even some BDSM try this!