Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review: Alaska by Cate Ashwood

Alaska 
(Sawyer's Ferry #1)
by Cate Ashwood
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 22, 2018
Goodreads

Nobody says no to a Prescott.

Not even one of their own.

Holden:
Living up to expectations had never been easy, but when I went after something, I got it. Success. Money. Victory. I was standing on the doorstep to having it all. There was only one thing standing in my way.

Gage:
Power and prosperity are overrated. Especially when they come at a price. When enough became enough, I walked away. Nothing had ever tempted me to look back, until one day the past showed up in my backyard.

I’m not so sure I can walk away a second time.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Rhoades - Undeniable by Felice Stevens


Rhoades - Undeniable  
(Man Up #2)
by Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 16, 2018
Goodreads

Rhoades
Loneliness. The pain doesn’t simply go away with time. It’s been years, and they tell me I need to move on. But I can’t.
Blame and regret are my constant companions. Until I see him in the spotlight and everything changes. Night after night, I watch him dance. Thinking about him.
What he’d feel like.
What he’d taste like.
And now that I know, I want him even more.
And maybe…just maybe, he might want me too.
But not yet.
Not before he knows he’s more than a pretty face. Not before he knows what he means to me. I need him by my side.
The two of us.
Together.

Austin
Why can’t I forget him? His hands touching me. His mouth on mine. Kissing me. Rendering me mindless.
Breathless.
Every night I lay awake burning for him. Dreaming. Thinking. Needing him.
No—I don’t. I don’t need anyone.
I lie.
I want him.
I want more. I am more. He’s seen that, and now here I stand with my dream on the horizon. All I need to do is take that first step. Trust him.
Trust myself.

Rhoades begins immediately where Austin, Book one, left off.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Release Blitz: Second Chance by Jay Northcote

Second Chance
by Jay Northcote
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018
Goodreads

Everyone deserves a second chance.

Nate and his teenage daughter need a fresh start, so they move back to the village where he grew up. Nate’s transgender, and not used to disclosing his history, so it’s hard living where people knew him before. When Nate reconnects with Jack—his best friend from school and unrequited crush—his feelings return as strong as ever.

Jack’s returned home to get his life in order after an addiction to alcohol caused him to lose everything: his job, his driver’s licence, and nearly his life. He’s living with his parents, which is less than ideal, but rekindling his friendship with Nate—or Nat as Jack once knew him—is an unexpected benefit of being back home. Jack is amazed by Nate’s transformation, and can’t deny his attraction. Trying for more than friendship might ruin what they already have, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.

Doubting his feelings are reciprocated, Nate fears he’s risking heartbreak. Jack’s reluctance to tell his parents about their relationship only reinforces Nate’s misgivings. With both their hearts on the line and their happiness at stake, Jack needs to make things right, and Nate has to be prepared to give him a second chance.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Release Blitz: Sweet Obsession by A.M. Salinger



Sweet Obsession
(Night Series, #4) 
by A.M. Salinger
Publication date: April 17, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
Goodreads

He is the one person I love more than life itself. The one person I will do my utmost to protect. The one person I can never touch — Luke

He is the only one I have ever wanted. The only man I would ever need for as long as I breathe. But he doesn’t love me. No, he hates me —Ash

Ash Colby wants nothing more than to free himself of the man who broke his heart the night he turned seventeen. But when Luke Rutherford, his former guardian and heir of Rutherford Industries, forces him to move from his quiet college life in Stanford to the other side of the world, Ash snaps and decides to confront Luke about their past.

Luke has loved Ash since he was a child and been in love with him for over half a decade. Having protected Ash from the woman who wanted to hurt the young Colby heir in the past, Luke must act swiftly in order to keep Ash safe from harm once more. But when his bold move backfires on him, Luke must face the consequences of the decision he took on the night Ash turned seventeen.

Will Ash forgive Luke when he discovers the truth behind the terrible act he witnessed five years ago? And as the walls Luke had erected to protect Ash from his lust come crumbling down around him, will he overcome his guilty conscience and finally admit his true feelings for Ash?

If you like sweet, sexy men with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to win their hearts, then you’ll love this novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger.

Note from the author: Although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!

This is a novella length MM romance with a HFN. Luke and Ash’s HEA is coming in 2018!


Friday, April 13, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Deadly Dorian by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott



Deadly Dorian
Ward Security Series #3
by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Goodreads

Someone is trying to kill Marc Foster.

Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy.

Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. Sticking close to Marc as his “boyfriend” gives Royce insight into his toxic family, but it also reveals a brilliant, compassionate man who completely disarms Royce. Against his better judgment, Royce finds himself falling.

But can they find a way to make it work when Royce’s past threatens to tear their lives apart? Their future hinges on a lost Renaissance painting, six Bichon Frises, and a pornographic Robin Hood.

No worries, right?


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Blog Tour Review: Hug It Out by Davidson King

Hug It Out 
(Haven Hart Universe #1)
by Davidson King
Release Date: March 29, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance
Goodreads

Riordan Darcy has spent the last fourteen years building a name for himself as a notorious assassin. He travels the world taking the lives of some of the worst humanity has to offer, leaving his signature on every victim.

Riordan becomes unhappy and withdrawn from the world after a job goes horribly wrong and he makes the decision to get out of the life he was forced into, so long ago. When his meddling, older sister gives him a birthday gift that’s impossible to refuse, his plans to leave his life of crime take a backseat when he’s forced to protect the life of a veritable stranger.

When professional hugger and TLC provider, Teddy Harris, is offered a month-long companionship contract, he’s hard pressed to turn it down. Cuddler by day and a video game reviewer by night, Teddy’s need to make people feel loved and cared for is what drives him. When he meets Riordan Darcy, professional challenge and personal temptation collide, making it nearly impossible for him to endure a whole month with the gorgeous, enigmatic man without falling head over heels in love.

When a mole is discovered within Riordan’s organization, relationships are compromised, and people’s lives are in danger. Time isn’t on their side, and they discover answers can’t always be found by hugging it out when someone is hell-bent on eliminating each and every one of them. Can Riordan and Teddy survive long enough to fall in love, or will they die trying?


Cover Reveal: On the Ice by Amy Aislin

On the Ice 
(Stick Side #1)
by Amy Aislin
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance
Goodreads

For college sophomore Mitch Greyson, determination and persistence are the name of the game if he wants to make it as a professional hockey player. A busy schedule of practices, games, classes, homework, two part-time jobs—and now, working with a tutor to help him pass the class he’s failing so that he can keep his scholarship—shouldn’t leave him with enough time to flirt with the NHL player in town. But that doesn’t stop him.

Placed on the injured reserve list until his broken arm heals, NHL defenseman Alex Dean is using the time off to be with his ailing grandfather and get a head start on the book he’s been commissioned to write. He doesn’t expect to get roped into a tutoring gig, especially not for cocky, smart-ass Mitch.

But Alex soon discovers that there’s more to Mitch than meets the eye...and he really likes what he sees. Only Alex doesn’t dare risk his NHL career by coming out, and a relationship between them would jeopardize Mitch’s chances with the organization too.

It looks impossible. Then again, the best things usually do...

On the Ice is an m/m contemporary romance featuring a flirty college hockey player who meets his match in a demisexual NHL player.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Syncopation by Anna Zabo

Syncopation 
(Twisted Wishes #1)
by Anna Zabo
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2018
Goodreads

There’s no resisting the thrum of temptation in this male/male rock-star romance from genre-favorite author Anna Zabo!

Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.

Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.

Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.


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Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: A Wealth of Secrets by MacKenzie Wilde

A Wealth of Secrets 
(The Shale Rivers #3)
by MacKenzie Wilde
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Goodreads

A hardworking Omega, Chris was always more concerned with his friends and family than himself. He feels lonely as it seems that everyone around him in Shale River is either getting married or starting their families. When the bank manager hears that an old flame may be appearing at a charitable event, his heart skips a beat upon thinking about the chiselled Alpha hunk that got away.

When his wealthy family’s patience with his carefree, playboy lifestyle runs out, the wild bachelor Doug must act quickly to get back into their good graces. At a community fundraiser, all of Shale River is stunned when he announces that he and Chris are to be wed in a year – none more so than Chris!

They conspire to fake a relationship that seems to solve both of their problems: the Alpha encourages the uptight Chris to loosen up and enjoy life, while the Omega brings the free-spirited Doug back down to earth. But what happens when their fake relationship turns real? Will Doug return to his old party-boy ways? Or can the Omega’s love – and an unexpected pregnancy – finally give the Alpha something that he’s been searching for his whole life?

Set in the prairie town of Shale River, this non-shifter MPreg is a 65,000-word full-length novel with no cliffhanger. It involves a second chance, fake relationship that turns real between an Alpha/Omega couple, pregnancy risk, filthy language, romantic secrets, and handsome country gentlemen in cowboy hats and tight jeans working their hardest for a happy ending.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Austin by Felice Stevens



Austin
(Man Up #1)
by Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 5, 2018
Goodreads

I can make it by myself. The only rules I follow are my own. Love? I learned that lesson the hard and painful way it wasn’t right for me. Sure, sometimes it gets lonely and I wish I had a man to hold. Who’d love me. Want me. Treat me with respect. Yeah, I dance in a club but that doesn’t mean I’m easy. Or a fool. So you, sitting in the back, watching me? I know what you want. You want me. In your bed. Under you. But I say no. It doesn’t matter how many presents you give me.

I’m not falling for you. I know who you are. But you don’t know me. You don’t know Austin.

This is a 14,000 word CLIFFHANGER story. It is a start to a new series, entitled Man Up. The followup book, Rhoades-Undeniable will be released a week after Austin.