~Guest Post~Bobby Green (Johnnies #5) by Amy Lane~

 

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36594567Title: Bobby Green
Author: Johnnies #5
Series: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables. 
As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. It’s the sweet guy who held the lights for his first solo scene, who showed him decency, kindness, and a smile.
Reg Williams likes to think he’s too stupid to realize what a shitty hand life dealt him, but Bobby knows better. What Reg lacks in family, opportunity, education, and money, he makes up for in heart. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.
But Reg is hampered by an inescapable family burden, and he and Bobby will never fly unless he can find a way to manage it. Can he break the painful link to his unrealized childhood and grow into the love Bobby wants to give?


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✦✦✦Guest Post~Amy Lane✦✦✦

It All Started With Socks? 

People get confused—I know they do, but I don’t know what else to say. It’s really how Johnnies started.

See, my love (if not my ability) of knitting is fairly well known. I’m a sucker for a good pattern, and a playful pun, and one year, for one of the free events for GoodReads, somebody submitted a picture of a very pretty, very built young man, putting a sock on his foot on a big white bed.

It was charming and flirty and hey, the kid was naked and there was knitting!  

I was in!

I wrote a very cute, very fluffy 3,000 words about a kid who was supposed to housesit for his sister and her gorgeous roommate, and got a little naughty on the roommate’s bed. He fell asleep wearing his crush’s hand-knit socks and a smile.

Harmless, right?

I sent it to my publisher for shits and giggles, and she told me to add another 20,000 words to it so it could make me money.

Well, yeah. I’d just recently realized I was going to be writing for a living and free original creations weren’t as easy to put out as they had been when I had a day job, so I took that moment, that adorable rom-com bit, and added some substance.

Now Donnie and Alejandro were the main couple in the original 3,000 word Super Sock Man—and they were as adorable in the WAY extended version as they had been in the super short 3k. But Donnie had been nineteen in the short, and since it was supposed to end HEA, I realized that maybe he needed to have other options beside just older, enigmatic man-whore, Yandro. It wasn’t fair that Yandro got all the experience, right?

So that’s when I wrote Chase. In Super Sock Man, the one you purchase, not the free version, Chase is Donnie’s best friend—and he doesn’t treat Donnie well. He takes Donnie’s attentions—and his handjobs–but he never gives anything back. And he tells Donnie it’s because he’s not gay, when Donnie can tell that’s not true.

In the end, of course, Donnie ends up with a guy who’s not closeted and not a prick and not an unholy mess—but it begged the question.

What happened with Chase? He hadn’t been a complete prick—just closed off and troubled and obviously hurt. Didn’t he deserve some peace?

Well, a whole lot of other things were happening at the time—but I’d always wanted to write a series set in gay-for-pay, and when it came time to break open the page, I made a discovery.

Chase, the troubled asshole/hurt friend in Super Sock Man had an entire other story to tell. And that’s when Chase in Shadow really begins.

Of course, there were guys in Chase in Shadow that were just like Chase! They started out as peripheral characters, people Chase knew in the context of his new job, but it turns out, they had their own story to tell. Bobby Green is the fifth book, and there’s even more new characters in this book that prove the world of Johnnies, of pretty boys and troubled hearts, might have a few more chapters left.

If you’re already a fan of Johnnies, I think you’ll like Bobby—he’s the big farm kid with the ginormous dick, and he does okay. If you haven’t read Johnnies, there’s a couple of places to start. Chase in Shadow is the obvious place—it’s the first full book. Dex in Blue happens simultaneously with Chase in Shadow and although it gives a few spoilers, for some it’s a gentler introduction to this world.

But if you’re one of those people who likes reading the first thing first, always?

Super Sock Man is the way to go—and be sure to appreciate those socks. I designed the pattern myself—it’s even in the book!

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~Release Blitz~Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs #2) by K.A. Merikan~

 

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36216326Title: Just Here for the Pain
Author: K.A. Merikan
Series: The Underdogs, #2
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
Page Count: 240 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2018
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

…Whips and chains – not optional…
Sid. Drummer for The Underdogs. Secretly yearning for pain and submission.

Asher. AKA Stan. Stalker. More than meets the eye.
It’s hard to find good hookups while on tour. Sid wants pain, humiliation, and the kind of sex that isn’t easy to get from one-night stands. So for now, he’s given up, settled for an online Dom to get his rocks off, and focused on his band instead. The Underdogs are getting increasingly popular, but there is one fan who has followed Sid since before he even joined the band, and he’s driving Sid mad! Rich, spoiled hipster brat looking for the bad boy experience. If he knew what Sid was really into, he would run for the hills.
Asher is convinced that Sid is The One, his One True Love, his endgame. Years ago, Asher lost his virginity to Sid, and from that moment on, he knew it was meant to be. They had a spark, that honest connection that couldn’t be faked. The members of Sid’s band call him a stalker, but all he wants is to offer Sid his love. When Sid finally chokes out what he wants, Asher is more than ready to unleash it on him.
But the last time Sid was out as gay and submissive, he got badly burnt when his former band kicked him out, and the doors to many opportunities slammed in his face. 
Asher wants the whole world to know that he’s dating Sid. Problem is, Sid would much rather keep the relationship as pain-with-benefits.


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~Pre-Release Review~Bobby Green (Johnnies #5) by Amy Lane~

 

36594567Title: Bobby Green
Author: Johnnies #5
Series: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables. 
As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. It’s the sweet guy who held the lights for his first solo scene, who showed him decency, kindness, and a smile.
Reg Williams likes to think he’s too stupid to realize what a shitty hand life dealt him, but Bobby knows better. What Reg lacks in family, opportunity, education, and money, he makes up for in heart. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.
But Reg is hampered by an inescapable family burden, and he and Bobby will never fly unless he can find a way to manage it. Can he break the painful link to his unrealized childhood and grow into the love Bobby wants to give?


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I couldn’t believe it when I found out that one of my favorite series…“Johnnies”… was getting another book! Two books from that series are on my “deserves 6 stars” shelve, “Chase in Shadow” and “Dex in Blue” so you can imagine my excitement!!

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~Review~Body and Soul (Twist of Fate #3) by Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy~

 

38314958Title: Body and Soul
Authors: Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy
Series: Twist of Fate #3
Page Count: 335 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating:3.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

Oz: Escaping the international modeling scene to design my own fashion collection is the first step to shucking my bobble-headed supermodel reputation and proving to the world I’m more than just a pretty face. But the minute I have to accept roadside help from the sexy man next door, I feel like the airhead people think I am. And what’s worse, the man clearly doesn’t think I’m worth the time of day. 
But despite trying to ignore my attraction to the mysterious doctor, I can’t help but be drawn to him. With every moment spent together, I begin to realize he’s hiding more than just some details of his past. He has one foot out the door. 
As soon as I start to feel like everything might be coming together for me, I realize the man I’m falling in love with isn’t who I thought he was. 
Jake: After three years on the run for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, I’ve finally found a seemingly safe place to settle in Haven, Colorado. With friends, a job, and a cabin in the woods, I have everything I need to live a simple life without drawing attention to myself. Everything’s fine. Fine. 
Until I meet my new neighbor. The gorgeous man is anything but subtle and brings color to my life that I didn’t know was missing. But I learned years ago that falling in love with someone wasn’t an option anymore when simply being seen with me could have dire consequences. It’s time for me to run again, but I wonder if it’s safe to stick around just long enough for a taste… 
Just when I begin to realize Oz is the missing piece to bring me back to life after years of hiding, my past catches up to me and throws everyone around me into danger. I know I should run, but what if it’s time to finally stop running and make a stand, once and for all? 
While Body and Soul is the third book in the Twist of Fate series, each novel can easily be read as a standalone.


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This is the third book in this series and I was very much looking forward to this one because it’s Jake’s story and I have wanted to know more about him since book 1.

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~Review~From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata~

 

37683751Title: From Lukov with Love
Author: Mariana Zapata
Page Count: 493 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one.
After seventeen years—and countless broken bones and broken promises—she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close.
But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she’s spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything.
Including Ivan Lukov.
 


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I was so freaking excited to read this one! I love this author’s work, and “Kulti”  is one of my all-time favorite M/F books. Now I have got to be honest though…I liked this one, but I didn’t love it. Not as much as all the others I have read by Mariana Zapata…Sorry!

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