Thursday, 25 May 2017

Junk by Josephine Myles - Release Blitz




Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK  

Length: 87,000 words 


Blurb

He loves a good book, but he could love a good man more…

When an avalanche of books cuts off access to his living room, university librarian Jasper Richardson has to face up to the truth. His ever-growing heaps of books, magazines and newspaper can’t be classified as a collection any longer. Jasper is a hoarder, and he needs professional help.

Professional clutter clearer and counsellor Lewis Miller thinks he’s seen it all, but even he has to admit he’s shocked. Not so much from the state of Jasper’s house but from the attraction he still feels for the sexy bookworm he went to school with.

However, Lewis's ethical code forbids relationships with clients, and besides, he's determined to get over his habit of falling for unsuitable men he hopes to "fix". But as Jasper continues to make steady progress the magnetic attraction between them is so strong even Lewis has problems convincing himself it’s merely a temporary emotional attachment arising from the therapeutic process.

Jasper is determined to prove to Lewis that this is the real deal. But first he'll have to explore the root of his hoarding problem—and reveal the dark secret hidden behind his walls of books.

Warning: Contains a level-headed counsellor with a secret addiction, a bespectacled geek with a sweet tooth, a killer “to-be-read” pile, embarrassing parents, a van called Alice, and deliciously British slang.

Review

You can read my thoughts on this wonderful book by clicking on the title: Junk

Author Bio 
English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She’s beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

Jo’s novel Stuff won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Romance, and her novella Merry Gentlemen won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy. She loves to be busy, and is currently having fun trying to work out how she is going to fit in her love of writing, dressmaking and attending cabaret shows in fabulous clothing around the demands of a preteen with special needs and an incessantly curious toddler.

Twitter: @JosephineMyles 


As You Wish (Shatterproof Bond #1) - Audio Release Blitz






Ebook Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Narrator: Gary Furlong 

Length: 4hrs 9mins

Blurb

One wedding, two best men, one hell of a love story!

Declan Ramsay's brother Oliver was marrying Annabelle Aiken at a fairytale castle on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The bride and groom decided that Annabelle's gay younger brother would share the best man duties with Declan. Declan had never met the kid who was to be his joint best man. Sam Aiken was abroad, working as an interpreter and finishing his studies. He wouldn't meet Declan until a few days before the wedding, so the best men communicated and planned their speech by email for more than a year.


But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the kid isn't a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Declan is sure he's straight, so he's alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.


But, is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be?


Author Bio

Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland. She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.

The 'Shatterproof Bond' series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller. Isobel has just completed her eleventh book and signed French and German and Italian, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series. The 'As You Wish' translation “Comme Vous Voudrez” is a best seller on Amazon France. It was released in German in March 2017, and as an audiobook in May 2017.


Isobel's greatest love is writing M/M relationships, and she hopes one day to actually finish the fantasy novel that she put ‘to rest’ three years ago.



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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Back Home by RJ Scott - Review Tour





Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Length: 52,147 words



Blurb

Falling for his brother's boyfriend broke his heart. Now he's back home and falls in love all over again.


One birthday kiss and Kieran realizes he is in danger of falling for his brother’s boyfriend, Jordan. Leaving for college, then moving to another country is the only way to ease the ache in his heart.


But, when his father becomes ill and his sister begs him to come home, Kieran returns for good. He finds the family business nearly bankrupt and Jordan, the man he ran from, beaten down by despair and guilt.


Friendship is what they promise each other as they work to repair the business, but it could never be enough for Kieran. When secrets spill, and there are vital decisions to be made, Kieran realizes two things; he’s back home, and he wants to stay with Jordan for good.


Now he just needs to convince Jordan.



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Review

Back Home is almost a book in two parts, starting of angsty and angry before it turns all hot and sweet. Mind you, both sections made perfect sense given the characters and what they’ve been through, so I’m most definitely not complaining.

But, truth be told, and given my personal issues with angst, the second half of the book was easier to read for me than the first. Both Kieran and Jordan carry so much guilt, anger, and secrets, that it is hardly surprising confusion and misunderstanding erupt between these two from the moment they lay eyes on each other after Kieran’s return home.

It was impossible not to feel sorry for both men. Kieran has been racked with guilt over the feeling he has had for his older brother’s lover since he was a teenager. The attraction made him move away from home as soon as he could, and reinforced the decision to stay away when his brother died. Jordan did love Brad, but can’t deny the attraction he’s felt towards Kieran either. When Brad dies, due to his own fault but while Jordan was driving, his feelings of guilt and grief combine to form a hot ball of anger, firmly aimed at Kieran. Add in the insecurity he feels about his place in Kieran’s family and their struggling company, and saying Jordan is on edge when Kieran returns, would be a gross understatement.

Everything that should pull them together, such as the still strong attraction and their shared grief, appears to be keeping Kieran and Jordan apart because the guilt they feel about what they perceive as their personal betrayal of Brad, overpowers all else.

The push and pull between them early on in the story only served to make their eventual coming together all the more touching. And when Kieran and Jordan finally (and tentatively) surrender to their shared attraction, it is as if floodgates have been opened. Hot doesn’t begin to describe their coming together. And sweet isn’t a strong enough term for the revenge they eventually exert on the person who would destroy them. 

Back Home was a captivating read and a wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. I’m sure nobody needs to be convinced about RJ Scott’s talent as a storyteller and writer anymore, but just in case you haven’t discovered her books yet…What are you waiting for? You’re missing out on a stunning catalogue of wonderful books.



Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

mailto:rj@rjscott.co.uk





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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Road to the Sun by Keira Andrews - Release Blitz





Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Paperback: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Length: 70,000 words


Blurb


A desperate father. A lonely ranger. Unexpected love that can’t be denied.


Jason Kellerman’s life revolves around his eight-year-old daughter. Teenage curiosity with his best friend led to Maggie’s birth, her mother tragically dying soon after. Insistent on raising his daughter himself, he was disowned by his wealthy family and has worked tirelessly to support Maggie—even bringing her west on a dream vacation. Only twenty-five, Jason hasn’t had time to even think about romance. So the last thing he expects is to question his sexuality after meeting an undeniably attractive park ranger.


Ben Hettler’s stuck. He loves working in the wild under Montana's big sky, but at forty-one, his love life is non-existent, his ex-boyfriend just married and adopted, and Ben’s own dream of fatherhood feels impossibly out of reach. He’s attracted to Jason, but what’s the point? Besides the age difference and skittish Jason’s lack of experience, they live thousands of miles apart. Ben wants more than a meaningless fling.


Then a hunted criminal takes Maggie hostage, throwing Jason and Ben together in a desperate and dangerous search through endless miles of mountain forest. If they rescue Maggie against all odds, can they build a new family together and find a place to call home?


Road to the Sun is a May-December gay romance from Keira Andrews featuring adventure, angst, coming out, sexual discovery, and of course a happy ending.

Author Bio

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy, and paranormal fiction and — although she loves delicious angst along the way — Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said:

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”



Monday, 22 May 2017

How to Howl at the Moon by Eli Easton - Audio Review



Howl at the Moon #1
Unabridged Audio
Narrator: Matthew Shaw
Length: 5 hrs, 52mins
Publisher: Pinkerton Road
Audible link: US | UK

Blurb

Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of "quickened" - dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come.
Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim's work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort.
Lance's hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He's concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he's not satisfied with the boy's story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance's inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.


My thoughts

How to Howl at the Moon was quite a little story. In fact it was a delightful combination of sweet, angsty, thrilling, and sexy. What’s not to love about a story set in an world (or, in this case, town) were many are ‘quickened’ dogs, meaning that they have the ability to become human while still being able to shift back to their dog form, and never completely losing their dog’s sensibilities.

When the story starts Sheriff Lance Beaufort is as far removed from his inner dog (a black Border Collie, how wonderfully appropriate for me) as he can get. Taking his duties of keeping his town safe and the quickened’s secret well buried very seriously, he hasn’t shifted to his dog form in ages, rejecting the playfulness for what he perceives to be the necessity to be human and on guard all the time.

Tim Weston needs a fresh start in a safe environment. Having been let down by people who should have loved and protected him and those who would take advantage of his trusting nature, he decides to keep his cards close to his chest, in the process, inevitably, triggering Lance’s mistrust towards him.

In order to discover exactly what is going on with Tim, Lance decides to introduce his inner dog into Tim’s life. And this may well be one of the cutest things I’ve ever read. Chance, the dog, is so adorable, especially compared to the stand-offish Lance. And Tim’s instant love for the creature he thinks he’s harmed is deeply touching. Of course, things get complicated for Lance when his two natures find themselves on opposite sites. The human Lance may still have suspicions about what exactly Tim is up to, Chance his dog has been won over by Tim’s joyous love and sharing nature. 

Throw in a meddling mother, territorial drug dealers, a former military shifter, and a secret that can’t be let out into the open, and you’re in for a story that will charm you while it also keeps you on the edge of your seat. Combined with a fabulous and very easy-on-the-ear narrator, all of the above made How to Howl at the Moon a very enjoyable second venture into the world of audio books.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Lace by K.C. Wells - Release Blitz with Review




Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 


Length: 24,400 words

Blurb

When Shawn’s best mate Dave breaks up with his girlfriend, Shawn tries not to get his hopes up. After all, Dave’s still straight, right? Wrong. Dave reveals he’s bisexual, and that pounding you hear is Shawn’s heart. He’s loved Dave for so long, but he’s not about to jeopardize their friendship by telling Dave how he really feels.

But when Dave discovers Shawn’s little kink, it opens up a whole new chapter for the two friends. Except Shawn can’t help but worry – if there was no kink, would Dave be there? And is Shawn brave enough to find out?


A standalone short story of lust, lace – and love…


Review


Now here’s a truly endearing friends to lovers story for you.

Shawn and Dave have been best friends forever. What Dave doesn’t know, because Shawn has made very sure to keep it a secret, is that his best friend has been in love with him since they were teenagers. And why would Shawn have told him? Dave is straight and Shawn knows that opening his mouth would only result in complicating, if not ending, a friendship he treasures.

Except that Dave is not quite as straight as he and Shawn always assumed. Recently Dave has found himself attracted to the man he’s always loved as a friend. But surely that’s not something you just blurt out. After all, Shawn only sees Dave as a friend, doesn’t he?

When Dave stumbles across Shawn’s hidden collection of sexy lingerie, the floodgates are opened and hidden passions are acted upon in the most enticing way. But Dave still needs to get used to his newly discovered sexuality and Shawn can’t shake the feeling that Dave is only into him because of the kinky underwear.

This is a typical case of if only the two of them had been less stereotypically male, if they’d actually opened their mouths and shared their thoughts, doubts, and feelings with each other, a lot of angst could have been avoided. But both of them fear that total honesty might result in alienating the other and destroying a friendship they value too much to risk.

Things need to come to ahead before Shawn and Dave can find the happily ever after they so obviously deserve. The journey they undertake to get to that point is somewhat naughty, extremely sexy, at times laugh out loud funny, and not without a few tugs on the heartstrings.

For such a short story all characters, including the secondary ones, were very well developed. And I have to mention once more that this author writes mothers very, very well. The writing, as always from K.C. Wells, is so smooth the story almost reads itself and I dare anyone to pick this novella up and not finish it in one sitting.

Lace is a pure delight for anybody who enjoys a cute and sexy story featuring two endearing young men. Enjoy!



Author Bio

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.


And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….



K.C. loves to hear from readers. 


Twitter: @K_C_Wells

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Better Than Suicide by Amy Tasukada - Release Blitz




Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Length: 86,000 words 

The Yakuza Path Series 

Blood Stained Tea (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb


A stash of drugs. A twisted cop. A mob on the verge of self-destruction…


Nao Murata is the new godfather of the Matsukawa syndicate. When Detective Yamada confronts Nao over a dead drug dealer, Nao knows his organization isn’t responsible. The Matsukawa doesn’t deal drugs… or does it?


When Nao discovers drugs in a locker owned by his syndicate, he no longer knows who to trust. With the police bearing down on the Matsukawa, Nao must make unlikely allies to find out the truth. Can he discover who is betraying him before time runs out, or will everyone suffer for a crime he didn’t commit?


Better Than Suicide is the second book in a Japanese mafia thriller series. If you like complex plots, gripping suspense, and a splash of romance, then you’ll love the next installment in Amy Tasukada’s Yakuza Path series.


Buy Better Than Suicide to start the race against the clock today!


This can be read as a standalone. 


Author Bio

Amy Tasukada lives in a catless home in North Texas. (She enjoys cats but can’t quite make that kind of commitment yet.) As an only child her day dreams kept her entertained, and at age ten she started to put them to paper. Since then her love of writing hasn’t cease. When she’s not chasing after stray cats, she can be found drinking hot tea and filming Japanese street fashion hauls on her Youtube channel.




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