~Review~Shades by Jaime Reese~

 

40188432Title: Shades
Author: Jaime Reese
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Page Count: 344 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal. 
Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death. 
For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more. 
Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between. 
———- 
—Shades is a stand-alone novel, gritty in parts and romantic in others. There’s an assassin with a moral code, a snarky sidekick, a hint of suspense, a bit of violence…and a few surprises. Behind it all, there’s a love story that will thaw a killer’s heart.— 


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When I found out Jaime Reese was gonna release a new story, I was over the moon happy. I am a huge HUGE fan of her writing and The Men of Halfway House is one of my favorite M/M series. So to say I was excited to read this one would be an understatement.

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~Release Blitz~In the Requiem (Metahuman Files #5) by Hailey Turner~

 

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40043784Title: In the Requiem
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Metahuman Files #5
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sci-Fi, Military
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Never let go.
Weighed down by scandal, Captain Jamie Callahan must choose between saving his family’s reputation and his father’s political aspirations, or taking down the enemy once and for all. Choosing one over the other will have lasting repercussions he can’t escape. Whatever path Jamie ultimately picks, Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan will be right by his side to face the consequences. Kyle knows in a situation like this the only way out is through. Together they can make it to the other side, but surviving that journey will take everything they have.
One last chance.
Agent Sean Delaney is learning what it means to be part of Alpha Team through trial by fire. He wouldn’t change it for the world, nor would he give up the life he’s building with Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin. But their time together is threatened by outside forces they can’t outrun. Having put the nightmare of Boston behind him, Alexei is focused on keeping his family safe, but he can’t have eyes on everyone. Alexei knows he can’t ignore the danger on the horizon, and when it strikes, he is unprepared for the tragedy it leaves in its wake.
Risking it all.
The odds are stacked ever higher against Alpha Team, and outmaneuvering a precog is a daunting, almost impossible task. Jamie knows something has to give, and when it does, it just might break him the way nothing else in his life ever could.
—In the Requiem is a 122k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a mostly HEA and concludes this main plot-arc of the series. There is military violence within the story that might not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Blood and Out of the Ashes. Reading the previous books in this series would be helpful in enjoying this one.—


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~Release Blitz & Giveaway~Object of Desire by Dal Maclean~

 

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39402723Title: Object of Desire
Author: Dal Maclean
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Page Count: 310 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Psychological Thriller 
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4.25 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Tom Gray is one of the world’s top models–an effortless object of desire. Self-contained, elusive and always in control, he’s accustomed to living life entirely on his own terms. But when Tom comes under suspicion in the gory death of his employer, his world spirals into chaos.
Someone’s framing him. Someone’s stalking him. And as old secrets come to light, Tom finds his adversary always one step ahead.
Will Foster is the only man Tom trusts to help. But Tom brutally burned all bridges between them two years before, and Will paid a bitter price. If he wants to survive, Tom must prove his innocence to Will–and to the world. 

Praise for Object of Desire – “Another twisty, densely plotted, utterly satisfying thriller/romance. Highly recommended.” Elin Gregory, author of Eleventh Hour

Praise for Dal Maclean’s debut novel, Bitter Legacy. – “This is a superbly plotted crime novel where the romance is cleverly integrated rather than an obvious add-on and both elements have equal importance and are written with equal intensity. I could hardly put the book down… I award it my highest recommendation…” Desert Island Keeper, BJ Jansen, All About Romance


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~Release Day Review~In the Requiem (Metahuman Files #5) by Hailey Turner~

 

40043784Title: In the Requiem
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Metahuman Files #5
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sci-Fi, Military
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Never let go.
Weighed down by scandal, Captain Jamie Callahan must choose between saving his family’s reputation and his father’s political aspirations, or taking down the enemy once and for all. Choosing one over the other will have lasting repercussions he can’t escape. Whatever path Jamie ultimately picks, Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan will be right by his side to face the consequences. Kyle knows in a situation like this the only way out is through. Together they can make it to the other side, but surviving that journey will take everything they have.
One last chance.
Agent Sean Delaney is learning what it means to be part of Alpha Team through trial by fire. He wouldn’t change it for the world, nor would he give up the life he’s building with Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin. But their time together is threatened by outside forces they can’t outrun. Having put the nightmare of Boston behind him, Alexei is focused on keeping his family safe, but he can’t have eyes on everyone. Alexei knows he can’t ignore the danger on the horizon, and when it strikes, he is unprepared for the tragedy it leaves in its wake.
Risking it all.
The odds are stacked ever higher against Alpha Team, and outmaneuvering a precog is a daunting, almost impossible task. Jamie knows something has to give, and when it does, it just might break him the way nothing else in his life ever could.
—In the Requiem is a 122k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a mostly HEA and concludes this main plot-arc of the series. There is military violence within the story that might not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Blood and Out of the Ashes. Reading the previous books in this series would be helpful in enjoying this one.—


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I can’t believe we have reached the end of this amazing series… I have been a huge Hailey fan, ever since I opened book one and she introduced me to the world of sci fi…a world I promised myself I would never enjoy reading about… Guess I was wrong…Shocker I know, but it does happen at times. 😛

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~Pre-Release Review~Object of Desire by Dal Maclean~

 

39664645Title: Object of Desire
Author: Dal Maclean
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Page Count: 310 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Psychological Thriller 
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4.25 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Tom Gray is one of the world’s top models–an effortless object of desire. Self-contained, elusive and always in control, he’s accustomed to living life entirely on his own terms. But when Tom comes under suspicion in the gory death of his employer, his world spirals into chaos.
Someone’s framing him. Someone’s stalking him. And as old secrets come to light, Tom finds his adversary always one step ahead.
Will Foster is the only man Tom trusts to help. But Tom brutally burned all bridges between them two years before, and Will paid a bitter price. If he wants to survive, Tom must prove his innocence to Will–and to the world. 


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Dal MacLean, once again, delivers a riveting story-full of mystery, and intrigue that had me second guessing just, about everyone at some point.
Tom Gray is at the top of his game. It might not have been the career he envisaged for himself but he’s a highly successful model. His stunning looks have made him an Object of Desire for a lot of people. Disillusioned by his parent’s relationship he put all his energy into modeling and walked away from the only relationship he had two years ago with a then Police Officer, Will Foster…


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~Blog Tour~Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg~

 

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31314086Title: Worth the Risk
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: JKB Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 437 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

From New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new, sexy standalone about taking chances and finding love when it’s least expected. Or wanted.
This whole contest was supposed to be easy. I know, I know. Famous last words.
It’s a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dad contest you’ve seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I’m successful, if I’m able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job.
But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen. 
But I don’t want a relationship. And I definitely don’t fall for single dads with baggage. Even ones with chiseled abs and killer smiles. 
But he got to me. They got to me. Him and his son and their messy, crazy life. But I got to him too. I see the stolen glances. I feel the walls he built start to crumble. I recognize that there’s an unexpected beauty to the chaos in his life. 
And now that the contest is about to end, we’re left to decide whether the last six months were just fun or if what we have is worth risking it all?


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~Blog Tour~Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen~

 

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35378505Title: Bane
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #4
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A COMPLETE standalone and a Sinners of Saint spin-off.
Roman ‘Bane’ Protsenko 
Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud. 
Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living. 
Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled. 
Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently. 
Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies. 
Jesse Carter 
Hot as hell, cold as ice. 
I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap. 
She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time. 
She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad. 
More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack. 
Little does she know, I have the teeth for it. 
—This book contains material that might be offensive for some or elicit a strong emotional response.—


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~Release Blitz & Giveaway~Welcome to the Cameo Hotel by K.I. Lynn~

 

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40091141Title: Welcome to the Cameo Hotel
Author: K.I. Lynn
Publisher: Catastrophic Press
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

My life was on track. 
The plan? 
– Finish my MBA. 
– Get out of the hotel. 
– Finally date James, my manager. 
With only three months left, everything was set. 
Then he walked in. 
What I thought was just a difficult guest toppled my life in ways I didn’t plan for. He was an asshole, demanding, and more alluring than should be legal. 
I had a path. 
He destroyed it. 
What now?


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~Release Day Review~Sin and Tonic (Sinners #6) by Rhys Ford~

 

35491768Title: Sin and Tonic
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #6
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 270 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Miki St. John believed happy endings only existed in fairy tales until his life took a few unexpected turns… and now he’s found his own. 
His best friend, Damien, is back from the dead, and their new band, Crossroads Gin, is soaring up the charts. Miki’s got a solid, loving partner named Kane Morgan—an Inspector with SFPD whose enormous Irish family has embraced him as one of their own—and his dog, Dude, at his side.
It’s a pity someone’s trying to kill him.
Old loyalties and even older grudges emerge from Chinatown’s murky, mysterious past, and Miki struggles to deal with his dead mother’s abandonment, her secrets, and her brutal murder while he’s hunted by an enigmatic killer who may have ties to her. 
The case lands in Kane’s lap, and he and Miki are caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. When Miki is forced to face his personal demons and the horrors of his childhood, only one thing is certain: the rock star and his cop are determined to fight for their future and survive the evils lurking in Miki’s past.


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Rhys Ford is definitely one of my “automatic buy” authors. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I am a very big fan of the “Sinners” series and especially of the first book “Sinner’s Gin”. Miki stole my heart the minute I met him, he will always be my favorite!! So when I saw we were gonna get some more Miki and Kane, … I jumped for joy. 😜

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~Pre-Release Review~Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg~

 

31314086Title: Worth the Risk
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: JKB Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 437 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

From New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new, sexy standalone about taking chances and finding love when it’s least expected. Or wanted.
This whole contest was supposed to be easy. I know, I know. Famous last words.
It’s a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dad contest you’ve seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I’m successful, if I’m able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job.
But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen. 
But I don’t want a relationship. And I definitely don’t fall for single dads with baggage. Even ones with chiseled abs and killer smiles. 
But he got to me. They got to me. Him and his son and their messy, crazy life. But I got to him too. I see the stolen glances. I feel the walls he built start to crumble. I recognize that there’s an unexpected beauty to the chaos in his life. 
And now that the contest is about to end, we’re left to decide whether the last six months were just fun or if what we have is worth risking it all?


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I have been waiting for Grayson’s book, ever since I’ve read “Cuffed”. I was so curious to get to know more about this “medevac” single dad! I’m glad to say that he didn’t disappoint. 😉 He is definitely a combination of sexy and sweet! A real Hero…I especially loved the relationship he had with his 8 year old son, Luke.

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~Release Day Review~Welcome to the Cameo Hotel by K.I. Lynn~

 

40091141Title: Welcome to the Cameo Hotel
Author: K.I. Lynn
Publisher: Catastrophic Press
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

My life was on track. 
The plan? 
– Finish my MBA. 
– Get out of the hotel. 
– Finally date James, my manager. 
With only three months left, everything was set. 
Then he walked in. 
What I thought was just a difficult guest toppled my life in ways I didn’t plan for. He was an asshole, demanding, and more alluring than should be legal. 
I had a path. 
He destroyed it. 
What now?


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I am familiar with K.I. Lynn’s work and I especially loved the “Breach” series. When I read the blurb for this new book, I was immediately intrigued. It was just vague enough for me to become very, very curious.

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~Pre-Release Review~Guns n’ Boys: A Breath of Innocence (Guns n’ Boys #8) by K.A. Merikan~

 

38910362Title: Guns n’ Boys: A Breath of Innocence
Authors: K.A. Merikan
Series: Guns n’ Boys #8
Publisher: Acerbi & Villani Ltd.
Page Count: 330 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

“I would wait a lifetime for this.”
“You don’t have to wait anymore. I want you.”

Mark is done with flings. He is looking for something real, and he knows just where to find it. Years ago, he fell in love with Charlotte Elswood, but after saving her life, he made the difficult choice to stay in a cartel for the sake of his family.
Now, free of the bloodstained work, he’s ready to rekindle what he’s lost.
But in England, he meets someone who is also blond, blue-eyed, and irresistible. Problem is, Griffith Elswood is Charlotte’s brother. Should Mark even consider putting his hands all over an innocent who would push him away if he knew what kind of monster Mark is?
After years of homeschooling, Griffith wants nothing more than to finally spread his wings at university. Secretly, he dreams of meeting a man he can fall madly in love with. A man he would have all the firsts with. But it’s hard to trust anyone after witnessing his sister’s heartbreak.
When Mark moves in next door, Griffith reaches out despite his sister’s warnings. Mark is mysterious, experienced, cocky, and just oh-so-dreamy. Alternating between hot and cold, Mark’s presence sends Griffith into a frenzy of passion like he’s never known before. So hot in fact, it might just burn him if he isn’t careful.
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Themes: mafia, organized crime, family ties, secrets, innocence, British setting, dance, homophobia, in the closet, coming out, coming of age
WARNING: Adult content. Scorching hot, explicit love scenes. Dark humor.
 


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I feel as though I’m being a bit unfaithful to Dom and Seth here because this is definitely one of my favorite books in this series. The Mark in this book was not what I was expecting at all and he completely charmed me. 

Mark is done with casual sex, he wants to settle down and find the one. The only person he’s been in love with is Charlotte Elswood, a girl he met years ago in less than perfect circumstances. He travels to England hoping to reconnect with her, what he wasn’t expecting was a temptation to be put in his way in the form of her brother…


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