~Release Blitz~Better Place (Rainbow Place #3) by Jay Northcote~

 

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43717814Title: Better Place
Author: Jay Northcote
Series: Rainbow Place #3
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh/Black Jazz Design
Page Count: 246 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Joe deserves better. Meeting Dylan helps him see that.
After a recent redundancy, Joe takes a few months off to try and make it as a writer. His partner, Harry, is less than supportive but Joe is used to that after ten years together, just like he’s used to Harry’s controlling nature and his drinking habit.
Dylan, a server at Rainbow Place, is fascinated by Joe as he sits in the café and works on his laptop. His attempts to flirt are met with awkwardness at first, but gradually Joe opens up. Dylan is disappointed when he learns Joe isn’t single. As their friendship develops he begins to worry about the nature of Joe’s relationship, especially when he witnesses Harry’s behaviour in person. Abuse isn’t always physical, and Dylan knows that from experience. His concern helps Joe see his relationship for what it is, and gives him the courage to end things with Harry.
Free to act on their mutual attraction, Joe and Dylan dive headlong into something that becomes serious fast. Joe revels in the passion and intimacy he’s been missing out on for so long, but Dylan is worried that Joe is on the rebound. He puts on the brakes, knowing that they need to slow down to make this last. For this new relationship to work, Joe needs to show Dylan that he’s ready to move on from the past.
–Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone and has a satisfying happy ending.–


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~Release Day Review~Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune~

 

35114241Title: Ravensong
Author: TJ Klune 
Series: Green Creek #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 400 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Fantasy, Werewolves/Shapeshifters
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.
It should have been enough.
And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack… and won.
Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them.
But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it’s crawling from within.
Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.


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~Release Day Review~When Everything Is Blue by Laura Lascarso~

 

38358824Title: When Everything Is Blue
Author: Laura Lascarso
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 216 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

When they were kids, Chris Mitcham rescued Theo from the neighborhood bullies and taught him how to “be cool.” Now, years later, Theo’s developed feelings for his best friend that arise at the most inopportune times. Theo hates lying to Chris, but in coming out, he might lose the one person who understands him best, a risk he’s not willing to take.
When a relationship with another young man goes south, Theo is forced to confront his own sexuality along with his growing attraction to Chris and his stunted, tenuous relationship with his father. Will Chris abandon Theo when he learns the truth, or will he stand by him in this tumultuous season of self-discovery?
In this quirky coming-of-age romance, Theo’s path to manhood is fraught with awkward firsts and a few haters, but also the unexpected comfort of a friend turned lover.
 


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Absolutely loved it! One of the BEST friends to lovers stories I’ve read…I’m not a massive fan of YA stories but when they’re done well there is NOTHING better. This is so well written, conveying such strong emotions with two MCs that absolutely stole my heart. Theo and Chris have been best friends for years…16 years old, but, at times, showing so much maturity that their age didn’t really matter.


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~Release Day Review~Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6) by Jay Northcote~

 

38594994Title: Pretty in Pink
Author: Jay Northcote
Series: Housemates #6
Page Count: 211 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 3.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy–and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.
Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes–normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.
Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.
Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest–first with themselves, and then with each other.
—Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.—


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Ever since Johnny was introduced in the previous book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on him, so to speak…Get ready because this one is HOT! 😜

Ryan is straight, although he is definitely a bit bi-curious.He’s totally into tall, leggy blondes so when he sees a girl(he thinks) at a party he’s more than interested.When said blonde turns out to be a guy he’s not really put off. Johnny definitely hits the spot for him.


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~Review~In Wild Lemon Groves by Selina Kray~

 

37842971Title: In Wild Lemon Groves
Author: Selina Kray
Page Count: 212 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4.5 Stars

~Synopsis~

A telltale knock on a quiet winter night is a sound no husband wants to hear.
Sébastien Osaki has spent the past three years surviving the loss of his beloved Henry. When Seb lands in Amalfi, Italy, for their would-have-been tenth-anniversary trip, he’s haunted by the memory of the man he loved. Following Henry’s notebook leads him to some breathtaking coastal views but also right back to his despair. Seb’s there to get his groove back, not let the past wrong-foot him at every turn.
Enter Andrea Sorrentino, chauffeur, part-time pet whisperer, a Bernini statue in a soccer tee and tight shorts. From the moment Andrea picks Seb up from the airport, he knows just how to soothe Seb’s case of the sulks. But Seb isn’t sure he’s ready for Mr. Right Now, let alone a potential Mr. Right, in a part of the world where all roads lead back to Henry.
Can sun, sea, and eating your weight in pasta mend a tragedy-stricken heart? Will wine-soaked Amalfi nights and long walks through lemon groves work their magic on Seb’s wounded soul? Or will he slink back into the shell of his grief once his grand Italian adventure is over?
 


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I need to start with part of the Author’s note at the end of the book…

“In 2015, for one of those big “0” birthdays, I gifted myself a trip to the Amalfi Coast, a place so beautiful and so romantic it almost defies description. Being a writer, I had to at least try to put my experience into words…”

And she certainly did put it into words, in the most beautiful way. She’s portrayed such a mesmerizing picture of the Amalfi Coast seen through Sebastien’s eyes.


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~Blog Tour~Heart2Heart Anthology~Interview~Excerpt~Review~Giveaway~

 

HEART 2 HEART ANTHOLOGY

May Archer * Charlie Cochet * Alison Hendricks * Sloane Kennedy * Lucy Lennox * Ruthie Luhnow * Lily Morton * Chris Owen * Poppy Dennison * Hailey Turner * A.E. Wasp

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38395210Title: Heart2Heart, A Charity Anthology
Cover Design: AngstyG
Anthology Editor: Leslie Copeland
Page Count: 595 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars

~Synopsis~

Once upon a time, a bunch of M/M authors wondered… What if a dating app that guaranteed you a love match broke down just in time for Valentine’s Day? What if you found yourself on a blind date with a random guy who might be your opposite in every single way? It could be a disaster. Or… When the code breaks down, fate just might take over. 
Eleven of your favorite gay romance authors have joined forces to light up your Valentine’s Day with a collection of sweet, sexy, silly, and hot short stories, featuring a wacky cast of characters chosen from your reader suggestions! Morticians and magicians, superheroes and spies, lawyers and lobstermen, will all learn that love has nothing to do with algorithms… and sometimes you find it in the least-likely places. 
And the best part? All proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

It will only be available for 90 days, so Tuesday, May 8th will be the last time you can purchase this anthology.


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We encourage all readers to learn more about these groups and consider making a donation of your own. Every little bit helps.

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Interview with Ruthie Luhnow

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Can you tell us a little bit about your characters?

Opposites attract: Isaac is a meticulous, highly strung lawyer, and Will is a carefree pro sports mascot.

Was writing this story easy for you to do? Or was it a little bit outside of your normal writing zone?

It was a very fun project for me. I liked having the constraints of the prompt and the suggestions from readers—sometimes having “rules” for what I write can force my brain to be a little more creative!

What were some of the reader submissions that stood out to you, and why?

I was surprised by how creative all of them were! There were so many great choices.

Since the anthology is only available for a limited time, (90 days) do you have any plans for your story after that?

I’ll have to see! Expanding it could be a lot of fun—I enjoyed these characters a lot.

What do you think of the line-up of authors? How does it feel to be in such great company?

I’m star struck!!

Other than your own, do you have a favorite story (or two) in the anthology?

I love all of them for different reasons. I loved seeing where so many different authors with very unique styles took the prompt.

Have you ever been set up on a blind date? If yes, how did it turn out?

No, but I’ve been on a fair few ill-fated first dates.

Have you ever set someone else up on a blind date? If yes, how did it turn out?

No, though I’ve played wingman many times for my friends—without much success, unfortunately.

If Heart2Heart were to match you with someone, who do you think you’d get paired with?

Hopefully, someone who was willing to listen to me talk about my job the entire time!

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~Pre-Release Review~Rebel (415 Ink #1) by Rhys Ford~

 

35491759Title: Rebel
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: 415 Ink #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 220 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 29, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.
Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son from a one-night stand he’d had after a devastating break-up three years ago.
Returning to San Francisco and to 415 Ink, his family’s tattoo shop, gave him the perfect shelter to battle his personal demons and get himself together… until the firefighter who’d broken him walked back into Gus’s life.
For Rey Montenegro, tattoo artist Gus Scott was an elusive brass ring, a glittering prize he hadn’t the strength or flexibility to hold onto. Severing his relationship with the mercurial tattoo artist hurt but Gus hadn’t wanted the kind of domestic life Rey craved, leaving Rey with an aching chasm in his soul.
When Gus’s life and world starts to unravel, Rey helps him pick up the pieces, and Gus wonders if that forever Rey wants is more than just a dream.


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This is a “second chance” story, in every sense of the word, and I myself am a huge fan of second chances. 😉

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Gus and Rey used to be a couple 3 years ago…until miscommunication causes them to break up. This, in turn, causes Gus to go out and get drunk off his ass and change his future forever. He doesn’t know about this big change until 2,5 years later though…when he is told about his son Chris.

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~Release Day Review~Deal Maker by Lily Morton~

 

36801370Title: Deal Maker
Author: Lily Morton
Page Count: 335 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.
Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with anyone.
However, an accident at home one night leads to him making a new deal and accepting the offer of help from an unlikely source. It leads to an unexpected summer of falling in love with a larger than life man and his child.
But by the end of the summer his reasons for not staying are still valid. Will he turn away? Can he?
Asa is a talented actor who has spent time away from the scene to look after his son. But now he’s back, and the last thing he needs are complications from the gorgeous man who is staying with him. Scarred from too many betrayals, he has no intention of forming a lasting tie with anyone. However, he can’t resist the beautiful man with secrets, and to his horror he develops feelings.
But a deal’s a deal and they said it was just for the summer. What can Asa do with a man who has forever in his eyes and goodbye on his lips?


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I absolutely loved the previous book… ❤ 

So I could not wait to get my grabby hands on this one! I finished it in one go…I don’t even think I took a pee break, that’s how much I enjoyed this one. 😀

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Now for those of you haven’t read Rule Breaker, no worries, this one can be read as a stand-alone. 😉 I don’t know why you would want to do this…but it’s possible.

Jude was introduced in the previous book as Dylan’s best friend. He’s a model, but other than that we didn’t get to know a lot about it. Well, beauty is only skin deep, but there is much more to Jude than meets the eye!!

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~Review~ Just a Bit Shameless (Straight Guys #8) by Alessandra Hazard~

 

37533173Title: Just a Bit Shameless
Author: Alessandra Hazard
Series: Straight Guys #8
Page Count: 271 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Sam Landon is a homeless eighteen-year-old thief who is desperate for a different life. When his skills attract the attention of the Secret Intelligence Service, Sam eagerly grabs the chance.
Sam’s determined to prove himself when he gets his first mission–to steal a flash drive from a paranoid crime lord–and is sent undercover as another agent’s sugar baby.
Dominic Bommer, his “sugar daddy,” is outrageously handsome, charming, rich, and pretty much perfect. Dominic is kind, generous, and protective of him.
Except “Dominic Bommer” is nothing but a role performed by a cynical MI6 agent, who is actually straight, aloof, and manipulative.
Sam is perfectly aware that everything Dominic does is carefully calculated, every emotion faked. He knows that men actually do nothing for Dominic and he doesn’t really want Sam.
But despite knowing all of this, Sam still finds himself falling hard for a man who doesn’t exist.
Or does he?


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I am a huge fan of this series…

And, except for Gabriel’s book, I loved every single one of them. Reading the blurb got me very curious to see where Alessandra was going with this one.

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Sam is a 18 year old “master” thief, living with a gang. His stealing buys him the protection he needs. Sam has been homeless for a very very long time. He ran away from home when he was just a little boy. This felt a bit unbelievable to me…but I just went with it.

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Dominic is a 27 year old agent for MI6, he’s agent 11 to be precise. He has been with MI6 for some time now. He is one of the best agents they have and he’s known for impeccable skills.

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~Release Blitz & Review~ In the Blood (Metahuman Files #4) by Hailey Turner~

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36678327Title: In the Blood
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Metahuman Files #4
Page Count: 373 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sci-Fi/Military
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Running out of time.
Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.
Desperate measures.
Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.
Stand your ground.
Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family—and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.
In the Blood is a 107k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence and on-page torture within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, so please read with caution. There are also explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Shadows and reading the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.


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I absolutely love this series… ❤ 

Which is pretty surprising since I’ve never been a big fan of Sci-Fi books before. But…Hailey made hell freeze over, and now I am hooked. 😛 I was a bit worried about this 4th installment though. I am mostly blaming Hailey for this because she kept freaking me out with little bits of info…also the title is a bit worrisome. 😉

Before I go any further with this review, you should know that this book can not be read as a standalone. This is a series and it should be read in order, starting with the awesome first book, “In The Wreckage”. …For those of you who have been waiting for this book…

Get ready and fasten your seatbelts, because it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. 😀

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