~Release Day Review~Paint It Black (Beneath the Stain #2) by Amy Lane~

 

46138198. sy475 Title: Paint It Black
Author: Amy Lane
Series: Beneath the Stain #2
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 496 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A Beneath the Stain Novel 
Everybody thinks Mackey Sanders and Outbreak Monkey is the last coming of Rock’n’Roll Jesus, but Cheever Sanders can’t wait to get out of his home town and make a name for himself where nobody expects him to fill his famous brothers’ shoes. He’s tired of living in their shadow.
Blake Manning knows the feeling. He’s been Outbreak Monkey’s second lead guitarist for ten years. He’s come to terms with the fact that he’ll never be Grant Adams, the guy he replaced, and that Kell Sanders will never love him like Mackey loved Grant. He got this gig on luck and love, not talent. So watching Cheever blow through Outbreak Monkey’s hard-earned money in an epic stretch of partying pisses him off.
Blake shows up at Cheever’s nonstop orgy to enforce some rules, but instead of a jaded punk, he finds a lost boy as talented at painting as Mackey is at song-making, and terrified to let anybody see the real him. It’s something he and Blake have in common.
Both men have to make peace with being second banana in the public eye. Can they find the magic of coming absolute first with each other?


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~Release Blitz~King Slayer (Fog City #2) by Layla Reyne~Review, Excerpt & Giveaway~

 

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47223354. sy475 Title: King Slayer
Author: Layla Reyne
Series: Fog City #2
Page Count: 195 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: August 5, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Never fall for a mark. Mission fail.
Christopher Perri–a.k.a. Dante Perry–infiltrated the Madigan organization with one goal: vengeance for his murdered partner. Falling for the assassin at the head of the table wasn’t part of the plan, but Hawes Madigan is not the cold, untouchable Prince of Killers Chris expected. Everything about the newly crowned king is hot, and every inch of him eminently touchable… and off-limits once Chris’s cover is blown.
Exposure couldn’t come at a worse time. Hawes’s throne is threatened, and Chris suspects the same person who killed his partner is behind the coup. Working with Hawes benefits them both, but Chris’s employer has other ideas. Dismantling criminal organizations is what Chris does best, and his boss expects the King Slayer to deliver.
But Hawes is taking the Madigans in a new direction, one Chris can get behind, and the two men form a shaky alliance strengthened by the irresistible attraction between them… until Chris learns who killed his partner. Once he knows the truth, the King Slayer is unleashed, and Chris will stop at nothing to destroy those who betrayed him, including the king who stole his heart.
–Twists and turns–and cliffhangers–continue in book two of the Fog City Trilogy. Read at your own risk!–


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~Release Blitz~Ignite (Unbreakable Bonds #7) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~Review, Excerpt & Giveaway~

 

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46851750. sy475 Title: Ignite
Authors: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #7
Page Count: 249 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: July 26, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Two of Noah’s Army buddies are dead. 
Someone has taken shots at Noah. 
And now Noah’s former lover, JB, is a target. 
Noah, Rowe, and JB team up to track down a killer trying to take out all of Noah’s old Army team in hopes of covering up a dark secret. 
But this trip to Washington, D.C. threatens to unravel the perfect life that Rowe and Noah have built over the past three years. JB’s arrival in their lives have Rowe and Noah wondering if they want the same thing for their happily ever after. 
Rowe is sure of one thing—nobody threatens his man. And he sets out to show anyone with a hidden agenda what a bad decision that was.


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~Review~When Rivals Fall (Bayshore Rivals, #1) by Cassandra Hallman, J.L. Beck~

 

When Rivals Fall: A Bully Romance (Bayshore Rivals Book 1) by [Beck, J.L., Hallman, Cassandra]Title: When Rivals Fall
Authors: Cassandra Hallman, J.L. Beck
Series: Bayshore Rivals, #1
Page Count: 220 pages
Genre(s): Romance, New Adult, College
Release Date: July 8, 2019
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Rivals since before birth there’s never been a time when my family hasn’t hated the Lockwoods, and their daughter Harlow. 
Two years ago she set us up, tainted our family image, ruined my brother’s life. She made it personal. It was no longer just a rivalry between our parents. 
Now she’s here, at Bayshore University, no longer in her families clutches and without their protection. There’s nothing to stop us from getting our revenge on her, no one to tell us enough is enough. 
And so my brothers and I have devised a plan. We’ll break her, have her falling at her knees for us in no time, and then we’ll send her back to her family with a warning… 
Cross the Bishops again and you’ll pay. 
Author Note: This is a reverse harem college bully romance that contains subject matter not suitable for all readers.


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~Release Blitz~Manipulate (Deliver #6) by Pam Godwin~

 

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44767367Title: Manipulate
Author: Pam Godwin
Series: Deliver #6
Page Count: 347 pages
Genre(s): Dark Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Tula Gomez is in the most ruthless prison in Latin America.
She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong. But her quiet life changed in an instant.
To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.
Protection.
When she agrees to seduce the suspicious new inmates, Martin Lockwood and Ricky Saldivar, she doesn’t expect to enjoy it. Sure, they’re gorgeous, irresistibly alpha, and insanely talented with their hands and mouths. But they’re the enemy. She can’t fall for them.
Torn between her cartel loyalties and two men who want her as deeply as they want each other, she questions who is manipulating whom. Her search for answers leads to a passionate ménage, a soul-crushing secret, and an impossible choice.

MANIPULATE is book 6 in the DELIVER Series
Dark Romance – Anti-heroes – Sex Trafficking – Cartel


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~Review~Always Mine (Love in Eden #1) by Sloane Kennedy~

 

46353136. sy475 Title: Always Mine
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: Love in Eden #1
Page Count: 256 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

I had one reason for never going back to the small town I once called home, but I never guessed it would be the same one that made me want to stay… 
Brooks 
I grew up in the small town of Eden, Wyoming, but never really felt like I fit in. 
Until I met the one boy who changed all that. 
When we were kids, Xavier Price understood horses, but somehow, he got me too. He’d made me feel like I wasn’t just the overdressed, too sensitive fifteen-year-old geek who loved math and didn’t always say the right thing. But all that changed the night he threw my trust back in my face and betrayed my family in the worst kind of way. 
And while I’m back in Eden to make sure my uncle’s horse ranch is operating in the black, the one thing I know I won’t have to deal with is the man who’d been on the verge of stealing my heart ten years ago. 
Because Xavier Price is still in prison for what he did and even if he weren’t, he wouldn’t be foolish enough to show his face in Eden ever again. 
Right? 
Xavier 
Wrong. 
That’s what returning to Eden after ten years behind bars feels like. But it wasn’t like I had a whole lot of choices. And it wasn’t like I was going to be handed any decent job offers, let alone my dream one of working with horses. 
But that’s exactly what happened and now that I’m foreman of Black Hills Ranch, I’m not letting this job go for anything. 
Not even the spoiled little rich kid I’d thought was different when he’d glommed onto me ten years ago. 
I have no doubt Brooks Cunningham didn’t wait long to move on to bigger and better things the second my jail cell was locked behind me, and that’s just fine by me. I’d been wrong about the sweet, emotional boy who’d had a habit of wearing his heart on his sleeve anyway. 
Except fate has decided to have another go at me by tossing Brooks right back into my sometimes too small world. Gone is the scrawny, stars-in-his-eyes nerd who used to do math problems just for fun. In his place is a gorgeous specimen of a man who thinks he can go toe to toe with me and once again destroy everything I’ve worked for. 
Not happening.


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~Release Blitz~What We Do in the Night (Day to Night #1) by Stylo Fantôme~

 

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46298849Title: What We Do in the Night
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Series: Day to Night #1
Page Count: 285 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Erotic
Release Date: June 21, 2019
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Just five months ago, Valentine O’Dell started working at a very special kind of club – one where you can dance the night away, or live out your greatest fantasy. She’s learned to lose herself to her nights, forgetting all her day time woes as she charms every man she meets. It’s easy enough to do when she doesn’t let her feelings get involved. 
Then Ari Sharapov walked in and changed everything. 
Working for his father’s law firm has left Ari with very little control over his life, so when he meets Valentine for the first time, he sees a girl who is desperate for someone to take care of her. To take over her. So what he can’t get for himself in the day time, he’ll simply take for himself at night. But when power struggles lead to real feelings, who’s actually controlling whom? 
Some relationships are better left in the dark.


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~Blog Tour~The Trouble with You (Rixon Raiders #1) by L.A. Cotton~

 

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45725862Title: The Trouble with You
Author: L.A. Cotton
Series: Rixon Raiders #1
Page Count: 364 pages
Genre(s): Romance, YA/NA
Release Date: June 19. 2019
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

From the author of the Wicked Bay series, comes an angsty YA/NA enemies-to-lovers romance. Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready…The Raiders are coming! 
Hailee Raine only has to survive one more year. 
One year of life in her football obsessed town. One year of nauseating school spirit. 
Just one more year of her cruel step-brother Jason; and his cocky, arrogant, football-playing friends. She hates them. Especially, Cameron Chase, the guy she thought was different. 
Cameron Chase has the world at his feet. 
He has it all; good looks, talent, and the charm to go with it. He has colleges lined up at the door, all wanting a piece of Rixon Raiders star wide receiver. 
Until something threatens everything he’s ever worked for, and only one person can quiet the war raging inside him. But he’s supposed to hate her; his best friend’s sister. 
She’s off-limits. Untouchable. She’s trouble with a capital T. 
Then Hailee finds herself in the middle of a football prank gone wrong… 
And suddenly hating each other never felt so good. 
The Trouble With You is the first book in The Rixon Raiders series. All books in this series can be read as standalones! 
The Trouble With You 
The Game You Play (coming soon) 
The Harder You Fall (coming soon)


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~Release Blitz~Who We Used to Be (Do-Over #1) by Dara Nelson~Review & Excerpt~

 

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45898523Title: Who We Used to Be
Author: Dara Nelson
Series: Do-Over #1
Cover Artist: Dara Nelson
Cover Photo: Dan Skinner/DWS Photography
Page Count: 291 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

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Ten years is a long time to live with a broken heart.
Ten years ago Zeke Malloy had everything: A happy childhood, a shot at a state championship wrestling title, a best friend, a boyfriend (albeit a secret one but that was okay because, once they graduated, that would change). 
He had love, happiness……a heart. All of that changed in the blink of an eye.
One moment he was deliriously happy, looking forward to a future with Digger Brandt, building a life, a home, a forever, with him.
And then it was gone, disappearing like the tears that flowed down Zeke’s cheeks as he watched from the back of the church as Digger married Lisa – with his father sitting proudly in the front pew. Those tears were still flowing when he walked out of that church and went directly to the nearest recruiting office. Because he didn’t just lose the love of his life that day, he lost his hopes, his dreams, he lost…..himself.
For the next ten years, he was a machine – the best Marine, the best friend, but like a machine, he did it all without a beating heart. 
His was dead…..or was it? Was ten years too long? Was a broken heart too much?
Zeke didn’t know. Hell, he wasn’t even sure he wanted to know.
From the moment Digger walked up behind him and said Hello in that smooth, sexy voice that used to light him up six ways from Sunday, Zeke was screwed
The only thing he really knew now……..was that he was about to find out.


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~Blog Tour~Prince of Killers (Fog City #1) by Layla Reyne~Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway~

 

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 Title: Prince of Killers
Author: Layla Reyne
Series: Fog City #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: June 10, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

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No indiscriminate killing. No collateral damage. No unvetted targets.
These are the rules Hawes Madigan lives by. Rules that make being Fog City’s Prince of Killers bearable. Soon, he’ll be king—of an organization of assassins—and the crown has never felt heavier. Until the mysterious Dante Perry swaggers into his life.
Dante looks like a rock god and carries himself like one too, all loose-limbed and casually confident. He also carries a concealed weapon, a private investigator’s license, and a message for the prince. Someone inside Hawes’s organization is out to kill the future king.
In the chaos that follows the timely warning, Hawes comes to depend on Dante. On his skills as an investigator, on the steadiness he offers, and on their moments alone when Hawes lets Dante take control. As alliances are tested and traitors exposed, Hawes needs Dante at his back and in his bed. But if the PI ever learns Hawes’s darkest secret, Hawes is sure to get a knife to the heart—and a bullet to the brain—instead. 
There’s no shortage of twists and turns in this new romantic suspense trilogy from Layla Reyne. Prince of Killers is book one of three. Fair warning: buckle up, cliffhangers ahead!


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