~Release Blitz~A New Empire (Fog City #3) by Layla Reyne~Q&A, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway~

 

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48496567. sy475 Title: A New Empire
Author: Layla Reyne
Series: Fog City #3
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 192 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: November 11, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Legacies were made to be rewritten.
Assassin Hawes Madigan wants to do right—by his family, his organization, his city, and the man he’s falling for, ATF agent Christopher Perri. But Hawes’s rules are being challenged by someone willing to kill for the old ways. To save his soul and his empire, Hawes must make an impossible decision: fight from the outside or bend the knee to win back his throne from within.
Chris is used to being the inside man, the one undercover. Now, he’s on the outside marshaling forces in support of the man and the ring of assassins he was supposed to take down. His mission shifted when he found something that’s been missing for ten long years—a home, with Hawes.
As Hawes and Chris make a dangerous play for control, the lines between allies and traitors blur. Trusting the wrong person could destroy the legacy Hawes envisions for the Madigans. But not trusting anyone, or each other, could mean lights out on their love and lives forever.
The King and King Slayer fight together in this thrilling conclusion to the Fog City Trilogy!


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~Release Blitz~Claiming Marcus (Lords of Discord #1) by Jocelynn Drake~Review, Excerpt & Giveaway~

 

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48361146. sy475 Title: Claiming Marcus
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Lords of Discord #1
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: October 31, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Vampires slaughtered my family.
No one believed me until I met some new friends, who promised to help me get justice.
But nothing prepared me for Marcus Varik.
Tall, dark, and mind-numbingly sexy.
But he’s also shy, protective, and adorably eccentric.
Oh God, I should have never agreed to betray him.
Hopefully, it’s not too late to fix my mistake before I lose more people I love.
Claiming Marcus is the first book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a raven named Ozzie.


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~Reviews~Wild Magics Series by Diana Waters~

 

40234711Title: A Trust to Follow
Author: Diana Waters
Series: Wild Magics #1
Page Count: 64 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Daymon is the second prince of a kingdom in which Evokers—those who possess intuitive magical abilities—have long since been treated with fear and mistrust. Marked as an Evoker himself, Daymon is captured by those who wish to take advantage of these powers. Now, the prince must put his faith in Rhyder, the captain of his guards—and the man Daymon has claimed as his own—to free him.


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44579055Title: Kaidyn’s Courage
Author: Diana Waters
Series: Wild Magics #2
Page Count: 147 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Kaidyn is the son of the queen and a trainee officer in the kingdom of Sareen. He is also a Half-Blood—his father is from Iskandir, a neighboring kingdom which has been at war with Sareen for many years. Bitter and angry at the prejudice he faces, Kaidyn meets Sorin, a healer from one of Sareen’s most prominent noble families. As their relationship deepens, the war between Sareen and Iskandir grows worse. Not only will the pair inevitably become involved with the conflict one way or another, but Sorin is also hiding a secret, and time is running out for them both.


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~Release Day Review~The Doctor’s Secret (Copper Point Medical #1) by Heidi Cullinan~

 

42734190Title: The Doctor’s Secret
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Series: Copper Point Medical #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 250 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point’s sunny nurse-next-door… and nothing can stand in the way of this romance.
Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they’ve done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don’t include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane.
Simon wasn’t ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There’s no question—Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann’s has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table… unless they bend the rules.
But a romance that keeps them—literally—in the closet can’t lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn’t want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn’t want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they’ll have to change the administration’s mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point… and about each other?


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~Release Day Review~Burden (Love, Unexpected #2) by K.C. Wells~

 

44800601Title: Burden
Author: K.C. Wells
Series: Love, Unexpected #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 194 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

They never knew what hit them. 
A hooker with a heart, falling for a Vice cop? This is no Hollywood movie, and if they want a happily ever after, it’s not going to be easy.
Detective Randy Michaels is back with Vice, working to help NYC crack down on its prostitution problem. When he suspects Jesse Bryant of soliciting, Randy is torn between duty and his knowledge of what put Jesse on the streets. Jesse is clearly struggling, and he isn’t the only one. Recent events have forced Randy to question his sexuality, and a shocking encounter with Jesse plunges him into a crisis of conscience.
Jesse didn’t think his life could get any worse. His family cut all support, his education is on hold, and he’s surviving the only way he knows—selling himself on the streets. Of all the people who could have offered him a helping hand, why did it have to be Randy?
Two men carrying their own personal burdens: How long will it take them to realize that what they really need is each other?


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~Release Day Review~Bad Boy Brody by Tijan~

 

36260088Title: Bad Boy Brody
Author: Tijan
Page Count: 250 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

One punch took him from Hollywood’s Golden Boy to Bad Boy Brody.
The media didn’t care he was grieving his brother’s death. They descended on him, but to change his reputation, his manager got him a deal. Act in an indie film, one that already had Oscar buzz, and he’d get the movie roles he needed to secure his future.
He took the deal.
Yet he wasn’t prepared for the real-life people behind the script. He wasn’t prepared for the murder the movie was based on. And he really wasn’t prepared for her, the biggest secret of all.
She was wild. She was beautiful. She defied gravity.
But was she the leading role that would tame him?


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I am a big fan of Tijan and I absolutely loved the “Fallen Crest High” series and some of her other YA books. So I had to give this one a try…I mean the title says “Bad Boy” and I love myself some bad boys. 😉

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~Review~Candy Coated Chaos (Sweet Treats Trilogy #1) by Charity B.~

 

38463750Title: Candy Coated Chaos
Author: Charity B.
Series: Sweet Treats Trilogy #1
Page Count: 293 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Release Date: February 15, 2018
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Alexander 
Being with Tavin is like eating those candies that start out sweet and then turn so sour, your eyes water. When she’s happy, her radiance is stunning, but her glow is dimmed by her dark secrets. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on her, sucking on that lollipop, that there was something unique about her. I was right in more ways than one, and while I don’t know the extent of suffering that her life entails, I’ll do whatever I need to, to convince her she can trust me. I just need to hang on to her long enough to do that. 
Tavin 
When he wraps his arms around me, and his warmth makes me feel safe, it’s easy to pretend that this is real. I knew going out with him was a bad idea, I just never imagined it would go this far. It was only supposed to be one night. One night to feel like a normal girl. I didn’t plan for this and now, every day that passes puts us deeper in danger. All I can do is make the most of every moment with him, so when the time comes for this to end, then at least we’ll be left with beautiful memories. 
Trigger Warning: This novel contains drug use, explicit sexual content, violence, and sensitive subject matter which may be triggering for some readers.

A percentage of all book sales will be donated to the To Write Love On Her Arms charity.


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This is the debut book by the author…I didn’t read anything like this before, and it was a very interesting read. Although the book has a pretty good warning, I still read it. I thought I could do it, but I was wrong…it broke my limits.

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~Review~Safe and Sound (Twist of Fate #2) by Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy~

 

36262701Title: Safe and Sound
Authors: Lucy Lennox & Sloane Kennedy
Series: Twist of Fate #2
Page Count: 362 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

 ~Synopsis~ 
I’ve been drowning for a long time. I never thought I’d find someone who knows what that’s like…
Self-proclaimed playboy, Aiden Vale, has it all – good looks, successful career, plenty of cash in the bank and an endless supply of men who know the score… that one night is just that. So the last thing he wants, or needs, is to forge a connection that might mean revealing more of himself than he’s ready to. But when fate intervenes, putting Aiden in the path of someone who threatens to knock down his carefully constructed walls, he’s quick to realize the young man he’s become infatuated with is hiding a painful secret.
I finally have a shot at freedom. I’ll never let anyone take that from me ever again…
Ash Valentine is just looking for a way out, and the last thing he wants or needs is another man controlling every aspect of his life. Desperate for the cash that will help him flee his abusive boyfriend, Ash accepts what is supposed to be a temporary job at a local coffee shop. But nothing prepares him for the gorgeous and enigmatic Aiden Vale, and the small acts of kindness the charming coffee shop regular bestows on him or the new friends he begins to make along the way. 

Terrified of once again becoming too reliant on someone else to take care of him, Ash refuses Aiden’s repeated offers of help in any form. But when it becomes clear that there’s something more behind Aiden’s need to save him, Ash begins to wonder if he’s found someone who needs saving just as badly.
I know he wants to save me, but what if he’s the one who needs saving…
As their tentative friendship turns into something more, long buried secrets begin to surface. When Aiden’s need to protect Ash clashes with the younger man’s desire for independence, memories of the one he couldn’t save begin to tear at the fragile cords of Aiden’s soul, and he’s forced to face a truth he’s been hiding from for a long time. 
Threatened with losing what they’ve only just found, will Aiden and Ash find a way to accept their pasts or will they let the pain drag them below the surface for good?No cliffhangers and can be read as a stand-alone.

*** TRIGGER WARNING – includes scenes of domestic violence. ***


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This is the second book in the “Twist of Fate” series, book 1 being “Lost and Found”.

I really enjoyed book 1, so I was very excited about this second installment. I had very mixed feelings about  Aiden in the previous book, and I was curious to see what the authors had in store for him.

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~Release Day Review~Rim Shot by Skylar M. Cates~

 

36120877Title: Rim Shot
Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 216 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Can college roommates go from friends to lovers?
Kyle: I’m confident that with hard work, my position as point guard can carry me from rural Indiana to the NBA. I also know I’m attracted to guys, but admitting it might disappoint my father, who is all I have in this world. I have big dreams, so I’ll stay in the closet. As long as my life remains scandal-free, I have a shot.
Micah: My large family can’t spare the money to help with my education, but that won’t stop me from studying medicine. I needed to get out of the house I was sharing with my ex before I went insane. Luckily, I heard about a guy looking for a roommate. Living with a straight jock won’t be easy, but it’s a chance I’m willing to take.


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The second I saw this book’s blurb I was sold. I am a sucker for sports books and you can throw me a geek and a jock storyline any day.

So I was very excited when I finally got my hands on it.This was my first book by this author so I really had no expectations going in…except for that awesome blurb that is.Unfortunately…I wasn’t blown away…

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Kyle is a point guard on the college basketball team. Now I had to look that up because I really don’t know anything about basketball, except for the fact that most of the players are huge and that the ball needs to go through the hoop. 😀

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Pre-Release Review~Running into Love (Fluke My Life #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds~

 

34828379Title: Running into Love
Author:  Aurora Rose Reynolds 
Series: Fluke My Life #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Page Count: 244 pages
Genre(s): Romance/Comedy
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn’t exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she’s decided to give up and move on with her life…solo.
Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.

Dedication to the job has rendered Levi’s love life nonexistent—until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize—maybe—they are perfect for each other?


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I am a big fan of this author. I really loved her “Until” series and the “Underground Kings” !! So, of course, I had to give this new book a go. 😉

Even though I did enjoy reading this one…it wasn’t my favorite of her…I found the opening scene of this book pretty confusing. The heroine was running around with her arms wide and her eyes closed and ran into the hero. When he asks her if she is alright afterward she acts all flighty, and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why, and what was going on.

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Thankfully it did get better and things became more clear.

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