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Friday, August 26, 2016

Release Day Blitz ~ Good Boys (Solomon Series, Book 1) by Keelan Ellis

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Synopsis

Good Boys, The Solomon Series, Book One
Paul Solomon is a homicide detective in Baltimore, a city with a high murder rate and a complicated relationship between the police and the citizens they are sworn to protect.
He’s also a gay man who has been out on the job since he first joined. Being out on a tough police force hasn’t always been easy, but living with integrity is important to him.
Paul’s love life becomes as tumultuous as his job with the demise of his relationship of eight years. While dealing with the emotional and physical upheaval in his personal life, a case comes across his desk that hits a little too close to home—the murder of two gay teenagers.
Paul and his partner, Tim Cullen, must solve the double homicide, and Paul has to find a way to move on from his failed relationship.

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Excerpt

“Good morning,” Andy said, sounding much more like a co-worker than someone who’d been his boyfriend for nearly eight years. Paul couldn’t detect any anger or even regret about the previous evening, but there was no warmth in his voice at all. He looked at the man sitting on the living room sofa, seeing him more clearly than he had in a while. It was impossible to tell that he was hungover, even though he’d had at least as much to drink as Paul had. He was wearing a beautiful wool-silk blend sweater with a pair of slim, dark jeans that had surely cost more than Paul’s entire suit. No tie today, so he must be working from home. His blond hair, just now starting to be touched with silver, shone in the sun coming in through the window. At forty-four he was in amazing shape and still as gorgeous as the day they’d met. Paul wondered, as he often did, why he couldn’t make himself feel the way he once had about him.
“Hey,” Paul said, “I’ve got a lot of shit to catch up on at work, so I should get going.”
Andy rolled his eyes, winced slightly, and touched his temple. “Don’t worry; I’m not looking for a conversation this morning. I wanted to make sure you know that nothing changes just because we fucked, okay? That was goodbye sex. You still have to move out.”
Anger flared in Paul’s chest. As if he didn’t know that already. Despite his desire to get out the door, he found himself warming to an argument. “Yeah? No shit. Did you think I thought we were getting back together or something? Jesus, we broke up six months ago. If that was an option, I think it would have happened before now. Did you think I was hoping the third time would be a charm?”
“Paul,” he said, softening a little, “I can’t do this right now. I know you’re pissed. I know you don’t want to deal with it, but I can’t move on with you in my house. It’s too confusing.”

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About the author

KEELAN ELLIS is an east coast girl for life, a progressive, a lover of music and musicians, a mother of two very challenging girls, a loyal though sometimes thoughtless friend, a slacker, a dreamer and a bad influence. She likes true crime podcasts, great television and expensive craft cocktails made by hipsters in silly vests.

KEELAN ELLIS can be found at:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Series Recap ~Shatterproof Bonds by Isobel Starling

Isobel Starling - Shatterproof Bond Series



Author: Isobel Starling


Series Buy Links: Amazon US  Amazon UK All Romance



Blurb:



As You Wish (Shatterproof Bond #0.5)



1 wedding, 2 best men, one hell of a love story!



This contemporary M/M romantic comedy is set at the Scottish castle wedding of Annabelle Aiken to Scotsman Oliver Ramsay. Oliver’s brother Declan is to be joint best man, sharing the duties with Annabelle’s ‘kid’ brother, Samuel Aiken. However, both men have never actually met. Sam Aiken has been abroad, studying and working as an interpreter and he wouldn’t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding. But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the ‘kid’ isn't a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Sam makes Declan laugh like no other, and Declan is alarmed by the ferocious attraction he begins to feel for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.

But is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be?


Illuminate the Shadows (Shatterproof Bond #1)



In this M/M comedy thriller we continue where “As You Wish” ended.

The charming, mysterious Samuel Aiken has turned Declan Ramsay’s life upside down and Declan has experienced a remarkable change. He has come to terms with the fact he is bisexual, and he has fallen head-over- heels in love with his employer’s son. However, falling for his boss’s son was never going to be an easy path to happiness, mainly because the boss in question is multi-millionaire property tycoon and former MI5 operative, Sir James Aiken. Sir James is repulsed by his son’s homosexuality, and the lovers cannot hide from his looming presence for long. Soon enough James makes his move, and Declan finds out what he will have to endure to stay with Sam, and what he will have to give to feel worthy of Sam's love.


Return to Zero (Shatterproof Bond #2)



Pulled into a world of secrets and lies for the man he loves, Declan Ramsay’s life has changed immeasurably in the eight months since meeting, and falling for Sam Aiken. Declan journey of personal discovery is about to take a darker turn, and for Sam, the world becomes more treacherous than he could ever have imagined. Two A.L.L employees are missing -- presumed dead, while at an outdoor adventure centre in the Scottish Highlands. Sir James Aiken sends his son and Declan to follow the trail, and discover their fate. Declan is keen to get started. However, Sir James sees to it that seeds of doubt and discord have been sewn between the couple. The journey to their Highland location, and the discoveries they make when they reach the G’wan Adventures centre, prove that Sir James Aiken has been less than honest with his son. Events in the Highlands force Sam and Declan to face their greatest fears, and understand what they both really want from life -- and from each other.



Author Bio



Inspiration strikes at the strangest of times. 

Born in Germany, I spent most of my twenty-year professional career making art. I relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, I started to write and found I loved it more than making art. 
My first novel “Schonling” was a best seller in the GLBT-Bisexual genre on the ‘AllRomance eBooks’ site. I have just completed my sixth book, and am writing my seventh and eighth books consecutively. I have recently signed French translation rights for the whole Shatterproof Bond series. The first book in the series As You Wish will be published in France in October 2016, a year after its original release.
I adore the M/M genre. I enjoy writing about wounded souls and the complexities of personal relationships. Despite not having found proof yet, I believe in love at first sight and endeavour to give my M/M characters a thrilling journey and a satisfying ending.


Website with blog and reviews: http://isobelstarling.wix.com/books









Blog Tour ~ That Darn Muse: The Misadventures of Doc & Dirk (Vol 1) by Dan Skinner




That Darn Muse Volume I

He's a middle-aged, newly single, gay photographer starting life over. Along comes a freshly out nineteen-year-old, irreverent free spirit who wants to be his apprentice. Mismatched by more than a generation, what could possibly go wrong? Everything! And it's AWESOME!

Dirk's First Time. Every gay boy has his first experience. Usually it's a memorable, exciting personal time of discovery and intimacy between two young people. But two comic book characters? Is it horseplay or Cosplay?


The Boy At The Gym. First impressions can be deceiving. Sometimes that boy in the baggy clothes, talking to himself in the gym isn't as shy as he appears. Sometimes there's a deviant imp lurking beneath that freckled mask of innocence. Beware the Trojan Nerd!





OMG! Hahaha This is basically like a journal or retelling of sorts. It starts of in Doc's eyes but as Dirk's adventures are told, they're told through Dirk's eyes. Let me just say....Dirk.is.awesome!
Well, uninhibited Dirk is.

His first telling of his first gay experience is epic. I mean, Legolas and Nighthawk?? C'mon, that's the thing RPG fantasies are made of!! I like the way Doc takes it all in stride and maybe accidentally becomes voyeuristic.

Dirkisms are pretty classic as well, I'm glad he threw some in there.

I like how he comes off as shy but in no way shape or form is he shy. It was his armor being a teenager stuck in the closet. Dirk and his mom sound like a ton of fun as well. They seem like a fiery red-headed duo.

I can't wait for more adventures, I just wish it was a little longer.

I give this book 4 RPG Fantasy stars!




This book is just what the "Doc" ordered! I haven't read anything by Dan before and if his other books are as funny as this one, I have really been missing out.  This book is a short story of Doc and Dirk and how they met. Dirk is so freaking adorable with his mile-a-minute brain. His mother may just be my new mother roll model...lol. I'm also very curious as to what has happened to Dan to put him in this place in his life, I'm thinking it may be somewhat tragic.  I can't wait to see what else Dan has in store for us with this series. And holy hell, the ending!!!!


I give this book 4 1/2 giggling stars!!!


DAN SKINNER
I’m a single gay man living in the Midwest. I write because I consider myself to be an old-fashioned storyteller. I’ve been a photographer for half my life, specializing in male romance cover art. My dream is to one day live on the beach with my dog and continue to tell tales that inspire and entertain.

Contact Dan on Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, and Tumblr (NSFW)



Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Volitile by Avylinn Winter ~

 Volatile (Treacherous Chemistry #1)  - Avylinn Winter

Author: Avylinn Winter

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Length: 72,000 words

The Violinist (Now called Volatile), won a Watty award in 2015 in the LGBT+ category. The Wattys is the world’s largest online writing contest hosted once a year by Wattpad.

Blurb

Like a depressed moth drawn to a wild flame, Chris hoped that flame would brighten his life, not burn him alive.

Chris Sinclair fades into a grey world after losing his mother to cancer. When forced to attend a concert as a last attempt to coax him out of his shell, he discovers that life might not be as bleak as he first thought.

Dante Heron holds the audience between the tips of his fingers and the delicate bow, playing the violin as if every heart is his to command. However, something darker brews behind the fa├žade, and Chris is determined to solve the enigma.

When Chris is offered the job of traveling around Europe with the famous violinist, he surprises himself by accepting. With no idea what awaits him, he's thrown into a world where emotions rule and rules are bent.

They're a perfectly dysfunctional match, but then there's always calm at the heart of the storm.





This is my first Avylinn Winter book and I have to say I'm highly impressed. Her words are like poetry. The way she describes how when Chris first absorbs Dante's music is beautiful and melodic and a little heartbreaking.

Dante is a tough nut to crack. You never know what he's thinking or if he has some sort of mental issue. I thought maybe he had some kind of depression, or he was just being a temperamental artist. I guess it's really a mix of both.

He and Chris relationship, both personal and professional, are like a roller coaster. One minute they're up and the next they're down, but you can't look away. There were some chest squeezing moments and other moments when you exhale.

My heart broke for Chris. Even though he admits being a coward and can't really talk about feelings out of fear, Dante didn't really help him a long either. They're both at fault, but that doesn't mean I still didn't hurt when he returned home.

"Maybe he was slightly crazy, and maybe we were thoroughly crazed, but it felt perfectly right and perfectly sane."

I will say that their reunion was super vived ((like a scene from a romcom film)) and I thought it to be highly romantic and sweet.

I also liked that the ending was more of a HFN than a HEA. They seem to still have so much story to tell and lives to live, seeing as they're both on different paths. I'm also really hoping Chris's new dormmate, Adam, gets a story next. He seems like such a sweet character.


Wow..just wow. It's been awhile since a book really hit me in the heart like this one. Chris is a young guy who's still trying to cope with the death of his mother and is dragged to a concert by his brother Aiden, and his brothers husband Cal. He is instantly moved by the music, and more so by the violinist, Dante. After meeting Dante only briefly that night, Dante's mentor, Lara feels like Chris is the person that is needed to accompany him to Europe as his assistant. 

Their relationship is like a freaking roller-coaster. Chris is young and is somewhat confused, and Dante is definitely a little hard to figure out and neither of them know how to communicate to say the least. And because of the lack of communication, Chris leaves the tour early and goes home. 

There are some very sweet and touching times in this book and there are a few that will rip your heart out. The last few chapters had me crying happy, sweet tears. That has got to be one of the sweetest, most romantic reunions I've read in a long time. 

This is the first book that I have read by Avylinn but I can say it won't be my last. I could feel every emotion written and hear each note that Dante played. I actually had goosebumps a few times. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us for the rest of this series!


Author Bio

Raised in one of the cold corners of the world, Avylinn spends her days either wrapped up in a blanket or basking in the precious sunlight. When she can’t choose herself, she’s holed up in an office working with climate research that has little to do with the worlds and characters she creates in her vivid dreams.

Always the emotional one, she has found her outlet in writing, voicing thoughts, emotions and fears through her characters that feel very much alive to her. And, what began as a hobby soon took more and more time in her life until she realized that she had left her old life behind and entered a new one where her emotions turned into a super power—ready to launch at her poor readers.

She recharges with the help of coffee, cinnamon buns, popcorn and occasionally a healthier alternative.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Grand Opening (Kiss of Leather) by Morticia Knight


The men of Kiss of Leather celebrate a beginning, but will the price be another ending?

The grand opening of Kiss of Leather draws near and the pressure is on to make sure everything is completed for the big night. Master Josh is a perfectionist, so no detail is too small in order to enhance the quality of the prestigious club they’ve all worked so tirelessly on. Unfortunately, the endless demands on Josh’s time have caused him to forget the more important things in life.
David’s love for Master Josh is strong, but lately, that love has been constantly tested. How can a sub in a full-time D/s relationship serve a Master who’s never there? As things continue to deteriorate between him and Josh, David wonders if maybe his Master has tired of having to care for a sub 24/7.
By the time the grand opening arrives, Josh and David seem to have worked out their differences and David is hopeful for their future. The emotional collaring ceremony between Gavin and Kyle is a beautiful testament to the power of love. But when an unexpected party crasher intrudes on the evening’s festivities, the men are reminded that there are still too many unanswered questions related to Corey’s kidnapping.
More than ever, the men of Kiss of Leather need to stand united. Will Josh and David be able to do the same? 
Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | ARe | Pride Publishing 
Series: Amazon USPride Publishing


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Excerpt from Grand Opening...

 As he pulled on his black gloves, the buttery soft leather slipping on easily, the door knob to the office jiggled. A knock sounded. “Yes?” Josh twisted and stretched some more in his outfit. Yee gads. I’ll be walking around like Frankenstein all night. Thank God I’m not the one doing a demo.

“It’s me, Master.”

“Hold on, sweetheart.”

Josh padded over to let David in. He opened the door and gasped. David had obviously already changed into his club outfit in the members’ locker room. He’d wanted to surprise Josh and he’d certainly achieved his objective in quite a hot way.

David’s chest was covered in straps of shiny vinyl, placed asymmetrically across his torso, the glimpses of his creamy flesh a striking contrast to the black material. The light definition in his biceps was highlighted by the armless shirt. But it was the pair of vinyl shorty-shorts, silver studs lining the sides, and the fishnet stockings that’d caused Josh to react so strongly, his cock swelling against the restrictive leather of his own outfit.

“Turn around. Show me the back.” Josh’s tone had been soft, almost reverent.

David did as he was told, his delectable, round ass showcased to perfection. Josh allowed his gaze to travel down the length of David’s legs to the combat boots that boasted a thick, studded strap wrapped two times around the ankle. David completed the turn.

“Do you like it?”

Josh grunted. “Damn, sweetheart. You’re going to be the most gorgeous boy here tonight.”

A sweet blush rose to David’s cheeks. Josh kissed the pink of his skin on either side of his face, then pressed his lips to the heavy, engraved sterling collar he’d placed on his boy’s neck well over a year before. He was charmed all over again by how beautiful and unaffected David was.

“Thank you, Master.”

David tipped his chin up, closing his kohl-lined eyes, and silently offered his lips. Josh gladly accepted, taking his mouth gently, but thoroughly. The scarlet lip tint David wore tasted of strawberries, his skin scented with a sugary vanilla.

Oh yes. I could eat him up right this minute.


M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative.

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon 



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Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Audio Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Fame & Fortune (An All Cocks Story Book #2) by TM Smith



Fame and Fortune

An All Cocks Story book #2






Victor Dimir moved to America with his traditional Romanian parents when he was just a child. His Romani parents taught him their traditions and how to be a shrewd business man. But it was the attention of a classmate at school that taught a teenage Victor about his sexuality. When he came out to his parents he knew it would be difficult for them to understand, but he never expected them to disown him.

Andrew Jones grew up with a single mom and his grandmother teaching him about life, he had an absentee father at best. The only thing the man ever did for Andy that stuck was buy him a camera for his thirteenth birthday. When Andrew went off to college on a scholarship to study photo journalism, he wound up falling in love with his Romanian roommate.

They became inseparable and wound up starting their own business together; a gay porn website where people could go and watch romantic gay porn instead of the rough and tough, or wham bam thank you man crap that was flooding the internet at that time. After ten years together they were still perfectly happy, they didn’t even realize something was missing, until they met a broken young man that needed a family.

Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless and broken. He’d been on his own since he was sixteen when he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several other young men that he thought were his friends, and then being told he brought it on himself for being gay by his parents. Matthew has done a lot of things these last few years just to get by. When he finds the flyer for All Cocks, he decides to call and see where it leads. What has he got to lose?

Matthew has deep rooted scars that aren’t usually visible on the outside. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew see them, they also see him. Can three men that didn’t even realize they needed each other get past the stigma of society to find a place of happiness, together? 

*Advisory warning: This story contains a scene of sexual assault.*






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A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!




Author links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Goodreads || Website || Blog || Twitter



Tour Schedule...

August 15th – 
Embracing My Crazy {Spotlight & Excerpt} 
AO Chika Books {Spotlight & Guest Post}

August 16th
Bayou Book Junkie {Spotlight & Excerpt} 
Two Book Pushers {Spotlight} 

August 17th
The Purple Rose Teahouse {Spotlight & Excerpt} 

August 18th

August 19th
MM Book Escape {Spotlight & Guest Post}
Open Skye Book Reviews {Review}
Man 2 Mantastic {Spotlight}

August 22nd

August 23rd
Love Bytes {Spotlight & Exclusive Excerpt} 
All In One Place {Spotlight & Excerpt}

August 24th
The O’Raven Chronicles {Spotlight}
Triple A Author Promotion {Facebook Spotlight}
Happily Ever Chapter {Facebook Spotlight}  

August 25th
Making It Happen {Review & Excerpt} 
Sinfully Gay Book Reviews {This or That with Author and Narrator} 
Prism Book Alliance {Review &Narrator Interview} 

August 26th
Gay Media Reviews {Review & Guest Post}
Jennivie Writes {Review & Spotlight}
Wicked Faerie's Tales {Spotlight}


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