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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins



About Glass Tidings

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus to Texas after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.
He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a car and left to die.

Local shop owner Grayson Croft isn’t in the habit of doing people any favors. But even a recluse can’t avoid everyone in a town as small as Clear Lake. And when the cop who played Juliet to your Romeo in the high school play asks you to put up her key witness for the night, you say yes.

Now Gray’s got a grouchy glass artist stomping around his big, empty house, and it turns out that he . . . maybe . . . kind of . . . likes the company.

But Eddie Rodrigues never sticks around.

Unless a Christmas shop owner who hates the season can show an orphan what it means to have family for the holidays.



Available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/glass-tidings


About Amy Jo Cousins

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Glass Tidings, one lucky winner will receive $20 in Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 10, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!



Reviewed by Stephanie

This is my second favorite holiday book this year!!

Eddie is a traveling "artist", his specialty is glass work. He travels from Illinois to Texas and sometimes California. This year he takes a chance and ends up staying in the Midwest longer than he's comfortable for. Realizing he mad a mistake by an "idea" he thought he wanted to try he ends up broke down on the freeway near a very small town.

While walking through the town towards a train station he witnesses a horrible accident. The officer asks the local hermit, Grayson or Gray, to accommodate the witness for the night so she can get his statement in the morning, as things have become super hectic on Black Friday for the small town police department.

Gray, who's kept to himself for around a decade, with all his family gone and pushing away his once close friends, is a bit reluctant, but ends up taking Eddie in.

Grayson, for his own reasons, really likes the sound of someone else tinkering about in his space, making the large old house not so quiet. On a whim he asks Eddie to stay around a bit. Offering him work in the shop and subcontracting some of his glass work. Eddie, being the vagabond he is, isn't quite so sure at first, but ends up giving it a whirl.


It was really kind of sweet watching these two open up to each other. Haven't having someone to lean on for either of them in quite a long time, it's kind of like they relearn it together. Of course there are jumps in the road, and when Eddie storms off, your heart kind of breaks. When Gray finds himself with a new guest, it's sort of funny in a way, because he's not quite sure what to do. It's also a bit more funny when Eddie discovers said new house guest. Who would have thought that two grumpy guys could actually be funny? And the gift that Eddie ends up making for Gray? Bloody brilliant! and imagine extremely gorgeous.

I thoroughly enjoyed this read and highly recommend it for the holiday! 5*

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Heated Beat Collection by Garrett Leigh

Heated Beat Collection - Garrett Leigh

Author: Garrett Leigh

Length: My Mate Jack 31,600 words, Lucky Man 43,854 words

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

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My Mate Jack 

Lucky Man 

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My Mate Jack

Will Barter’s been in love with his best mate Jack for as long as he can remember. They’ve shared everything: love, life, laughs, even Will’s first kiss. But Jack’s straight, and Will’s long-buried infatuation means nothing until their last summer together draws to a close.

Then one night, everything changes, but with Will bound for university in Leeds, and Jack for his dream DJ job in Ibiza, there’s no time to explore their blurred lines. Before long all that’s left are secrets, lies, and misunderstandings.

In the months that follow, anger and hurt overshadow fifteen years of friendship, and Will must dig deep to remember Jack is his mate… his best mate, and nothing matters more than that, right?

Lucky Man

As a diehard music fan, a dirty, smoky gig is Vice Squad Detective Danny Jones’s idea of heaven. While watching one of the most popular bands in Northern England, the sight of gorgeous rock star Finn McGovern changes his life forever.

Beneath the tattoos and leather jacket, Finn is kind and sweet, but when he confesses a dark secret to Danny, it tests their fledgling bond. Danny digs deep to accept Finn, but before long, a terrifying trail of death threatens to tear them apart before they’ve even got started.

A monster is killing prostitutes on Danny’s patch, and when a dead girl turns up too close to home, Danny discovers a heartbreaking link between the girl and his bright new life with Finn, a life he’ll do anything to protect.



Author Bio

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits is a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com and co-owns the specialist stock photography company M O O N Stock Photography.



Release Day Blitz & Giveaway~ Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert



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Title: Wrapped Together
Series: Portland Heat #5
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release Date: December 6
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 35,000 words
Genre: Romance, contemporary, friends-to-lovers

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Synopsis

In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town . . . For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of festive cheer. But Sawyer Murphy, a hunky gift shop owner whose brother is married to Hollis’s sister, has made it his mission to pluck Hollis out of his holiday blues. And his plan is beginning to work. Wrapped in the warm glow of newfound passion, the former business rivals hit up Portland’s finest holiday traditions—and Hollis’s icy attitude begins to melt like snowflakes on his tongue. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone with the only gift he has—his heart—without breaking it like an antique ornament. Unless he can find the courage to take a leap with the one lover he never expected . . .

Excerpt

This excerpt comes from chapter one of WRAPPED TOGETHER, when Hollis and his long-time frenemy Sawyer engage in a friendly bet sure to put their holiday cheer to the test! **** I took a sip of my now tepid, almost-gone tea. Ugh. The good barista was on duty, the one who went with Ev from the knitting store and who always happily made my tea with the same care he did the fancy coffee drinks. I left the group, happy to have the excuse of needing a refill, but as I stood in line, Mary Anne joined me. “Hollis Alcott, we almost never see you at these things!” Her voice seemed to ring out above the din. “Will you be participating in the contest this year?” “I doubt it. My fall display is already set.” I tried not to sound too dour—she always had the best houseplants and had custom-ordered the rare fern I’d wanted. “Ah, well, that’s too bad. You let me know if you change your mind. I’d be happy to lend you some poinsettias or other decor. I know you could do a splendid, tasteful window.” It was my turn to order, so I gave her a smile as a reply before handing Brady my stainless-steel tumbler for tea and ordering a scone to go. I had to wait down at the other end of the bar for my order, and as I was waiting, Sawyer came loping over, a smile on his boyish face. His wide shoulders stretched the hoodie in distracting ways. “Hollis! Did I hear you say you’re not decorating?” “You did.” He frowned. “I know how much you hate the holidays, but I bet you’d get an uptick in sales if you decorated. I heard Mary Anne offer to help. I could, too. I’ve got gobs of lights.” “Thank you but no.” Truth be told, I could use the increase in sales, but it wasn’t enough of a motivator to get me ready for the onslaught of red and green. Sawyer’s head tilted, considering. Oh no. I knew that look too well. A Sawyer who was scheming was downright dangerous. “We should bet, you and I.” “No,” I said firmly. I stepped away from the coffee bar to let Mary Anne and others wait for their orders, but Sawyer kept step with me, effectively pinning me in between two tables on my path to the door. I sighed and repeated my objection. “No. The last time we bet, I believe you cracked a wrist.” Sawyer waved a hand, dismissing my concern. “We were fifteen. We’ve had other bets since then.” We had, but there was one in particular I was determined not to remember right at that moment. This was the peril of having known someone for almost two decades. “How precisely would one even bet on this?” I let my inner musings escape before I could rein them in, and Sawyer smiled. He knew he had me. Whatever nervousness and shyness captured my tongue around large groups did not, unfortunately, extend to Sawyer. “Well, I was thinking whichever of us makes it into the top three is the winner of our bet, and then the loser has to do whatever the winner wants for an evening.” Oh, I did not like this. “Anything?” “That wasn’t a no.” Sawyer’s grin showed the sort of charm that made him so darn popular. “And I wasn’t thinking of something kinky. Trust me here, Hols.” “Don’t call me that.” And I most certainly did not trust him. I was pretty sure the always-affable Sawyer didn’t have a kinky bone in his body, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t up to something. “But I could get you to do any task of my choosing?” See, the thing about me that Sawyer knew was that I have a very hard time resisting a bet. Always have, hence the aforementioned bet freshman year of high school about jumping over auditorium seats during drama class. I’m also notoriously cheap. And as it turned out, I did have a job for him. He nodded. “Anything.” “I have a bathroom I want painted at my store. Including the trim.” Sawyer, to his credit, didn’t look remotely pained. “That’s fine. I’m good at painting.” “And you? What would you want?” I had no idea why I was asking. I certainly wasn’t planning on agreeing to this ridiculous plan. “A surprise.” He winked at me. “I don’t like those.” “I know. Which is why you need one. But if it makes you feel better, I’ll specify no sex or nudity involved.” Sawyer had mercifully dropped his deep, clear voice to softer tones. I still bristled at the thought of anyone overhearing this. “Or humiliation, public or otherwise.” “Oh, Hollis, you know me better than that.” He held up his hands. They were big, capable hands, and I had to blink to get my eyes to look away. “Now, come on. I dare you. Bet me.”

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Meet the Author

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open— no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children. Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Clickbait by EJ Russell



Bring on the Cucubrits

Our Lovely Daughter has a teeny tendency to get obsessed with things. When she was in third grade, for instance, she was obsessed with Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted—it was the only book she read all year and she read it over and over and over. Then the next year, she only read stories about the Titanic (the ocean liner, not the movie of the same name).

One thing about LD—you can’t accuse her of being unable to focus.

As an adult, she’s translated that determination into a remarkable success in her field (she’s in public relations), but the occasional obsession still pops up. For one thing, she’s dead serious about her fitness classes—and she’s extremely competitive too. In fact, I borrowed one of her lines—that unless she could be on the board in her spin class (in other words, unless she logged the most miles), she didn’t want to go—and gave it to Gideon (who’s also very competitive) in Clickbait.

One the obsessions we’ve benefitted from as a family is her vast and enduring love for delicata squash. I had never even heard of the variety until a few years ago when she still lived in Portland and CH and I had gone out for dinner with her. The restaurant—Ned Ludd in Northeast Portland—had a display of squash on the divider next to our table, and one of them was a delicata. She waxed eloquent on the subject—and was quite disappointed that it was only a decoration, not a menu item.

Delicata is seasonal—in Portland, anyway, you can only find it in autumn around Thanksgiving, but not much beyond. It doesn’t keep as well as butternut or acorn squash, the kinds we were used to growing in our garden and that can hang around nonchalantly for months. So when delicata is in season, we make a point of having it. Often.

In Clickbait, Gideon introduces Alex to delicata as a one of the “gourds of many colors and suggestive shapes”—like so:



If you’re lucky enough to be able to find them at your local grocery or farmer’s market, here’s the way CH prepares them—he always makes them at least once whenever LD comes to visit.

Roasted Delicata Squash

2 delicata squash

1.      Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2.      Peel off as much or as little of the skin as you wish. (Delicata squash skin is not particularly tough and gives a nice contrast in texture. I tend to peel off the skin from the ridges and leave the skin in the valleys.)
3.      Split the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and pith. (You can clean the seeds and bake them just like pumpkin seeds.)
4.      Slice the squash into C-shaped crescents about ¾ inch thick and place them in a large bowl.

2 tablespoons olive oil
2-4 tablespoons maple syrup
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

5.                  Drizzle the squash with the olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
6.                  Turn the squash out onto a baking sheet and arrange the pieces so that they’re all lying flat. Pour any remaining oil/syrup over them.
7.                  Bake at 425°F for about 20-30 minutes or until soft.
8.                  Serve with the browned bottom sides facing up.





About Clickbait

After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.

Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications.

Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.



Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/clickbait


About E.J. Russell

E.J. Russell holds a BA and an MFA in theater, so naturally she’s spent the last three decades as a financial manager, database designer, and business-intelligence consultant. After her twin sons left for college and she no longer spent half her waking hours ferrying them to dance class, she returned to her childhood love of writing fiction. Now she wonders why she ever thought an empty nest meant leisure.

E.J. lives in rural Oregon with her curmudgeonly husband, the only man on the planet who cares less about sports than she does. She enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Clickbait, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 10, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!





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What I loved about this book, the interracial coupling, the interracial adopting, and the realness of a family going through the struggle of a loved one diagnosed with dementia.

I myself have gone through this the last few years up until my grandmother passed away last year, and the struggle is real, for everyone. If this is you, I highly suggest support groups, because it can be so difficult.

What I wasn't too keen on was sooo much back and forth between the two MC's. How Gideon seemed so shallow and had a prissy, specific type. I didn't find him endearing at all, up until he offered Ruth a break. I really didn't like the fact that a bargain had to be made for three date.. I'm sure it was meant to be"fun" but it almost made Alex seem a little bit desperate and it really seemed beneath him. Alex is a stand-up guy, and if Gideon couldn't see that in his own, he wasn't worth it.

It really turned around for me though once G got his head out of his ass and started becoming the friend Alex's sister, Lin, always said he was.

On a side note, I think a story about Gideon and his girls would be fun, kind of like Sex in the City style, when they were younger before jobs and boyfriends.

All in all I give it 3.5*

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tis the Season by Alex Jane

'Tis the Season'Tis the Season by Alex Jane
Aaron has spent the past ten months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone—wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance.

Or so he thinks.

Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting go of an old love and accepting a new one isn’t as easy as everyone keeps telling him. And by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, it becomes clear that Aaron’s not the only one struggling to let himself love again.

Christmas miracles are all well and good, but it’s going to take more than the Holiday Spirit for Aaron to get his happy ever after. 

A story of grief, sadness, and letting it go; and finding love when you least expect it. 







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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


What I liked most about this book was, although they were a 1 night stand with the potential to be insta-love (especially because of the length), it didn't go that way. In fact, the MC's both have deep rooted issues that they need to come to terms with. They actually had to fight a little for each other.



I also found their fake names, and the fact they still used them at the end, pretty endearing. It turned into this cute little joke between them, and maybe a few family members.



There's quite a bit of angst in this read, but the part that hit me hardest was the end. The graveyard visit and the fact that Dylan/George was so accepting and understanding was what really did me in.



This was a nice, short but well written, holiday story. One that makes you feel hopeful and happy for the holidays.



4.25*




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stories of M/M romance with happy endings...eventually.

A wannabe novelist with an even more implausible job in real-life, Alex finally got around to writing down the stories she had spent most of her life crafting in her head, under the shadow of a significant birthday.

With only a one-eyed dog and a horrifyingly muddled music collection to help her along, her stories focus on finding love and keeping it. And if her characters have to go through Hell to get there…she’s okay with that.

Alex lives, works, and is probably writing right now in Brighton, UK.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Grand

Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown, #1)Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Gränd

Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can't stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn't want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won't look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother's place, but at least it's better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.

Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man's good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man's good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.

Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan's judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won't have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden's mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?





Reviews

This was a pretty short read, so yes, you can expect (well maybe not at first) some insta-love.

Aiden decided after losing his job that he would go home for the first time in five years. He hits a terrible storm and crashes out and decided to find a house to call from as his phones died.

Aiden isn't well equipped for said storm and ends up in knocked out in a pile of snow. Luckily for him, Og the dog finds him.

Og happens to belong to Tristan, a "real" lumberjack, so when Tris sees what Og has found, he carries Aiden inside to try and warm him back up and see where he's come from.

These two just cannot see eye to eye, they don't understand each other very well. Aiden thinks Tris is stereotyping him, but in retrospect, Aiden is doing the same thing to Tristan. There's a lot of miscommunication and circling between these two.
Both have trust issues from their pasts that also contribute to this cycle of misunderstandings.

It takes a meddling BFF to open both their eyes to see what's really there and in the end we get a Christmasy HEA.

3.25*






After losing his job, Aiden is going home for Christmas, not knowing if he will be welcomed there or not. Surely his mother won't turn her back on her son. The snow is coming down hard and Aiden loses control of his car. He is not dressed for this kind of weather, but decides to walk with hopes of finding some help. 


Tristan was not so patiently waiting on Og to do his business, when he decides to go look for him. What he finds is a man freezing to death clinging onto his dog. He decides to take this man back to his cabin to warm him up, little did he know the man wasn't the only thing that was going to warm. 

Aiden and Tristan start off rather rocky. Aiden thinks Tristan is a homophobe and Tristan thinks Aiden is a spoiled city boy. There is a lot of miscommunication, but with the help of Jen, Tristan's best friend, they soon overcome all of it and fall fast and hard for each other. 


Yes, this book is kida insta lovey, but it is a very short book. I would like to see more of these two, and since this is book 1 in the Nortown series, I hope we do.


I give this book 3.5 snowy stars.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gay fiction—sometimes with a sprinkle of romance, sometimes with a dash of horror, sometimes with a pinch of paranormal, and sometimes a mix of it all.

Ofelia Gränd is Swedish which often shines through in her stories. She likes to write about everyday people ending up in not-so-everyday situations, and hopefully also getting out of them. She writes contemporary and paranormal, and dreams about one day writing a post-apocalyptic story--if that ever happens we'll see. 

Her books are written for readers who want to take a break from their everyday life for an hour or two. 

When Ofelia manages to tear herself from the screen and sneak away from husband and children she likes to take walks along the coastline and watch the sea. She's recently discovered the miracle of podcasts and spends her strolls listen to wise people talk. 


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Virtual Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway ~ Angel Voices by Rowan Speedwell






One frigid winter night a week before Christmas, college student Will stumbles into a church during choir practice, bruised by his own father’s hands. He’s out of the closet now—there’s no going back since his fundamentalist father learned the truth—but he’s also out of a home, a family, and a future. Will has nowhere to turn. No one to care.

Except . . . Will’s roommate, Quinn, cares. Maybe too much. He’s been attracted to Will since they moved in together, but never dreamed his crush was gay. With Will’s life in pieces, Quinn doesn’t want to push. He also knows he has more experience than Will, who’s never even been kissed.

Then Will’s father makes a reappearance, and Will has to learn to trust his heart more than the voices of his past. But it’s the season of miracles, faith, and hope, and Quinn is determined to teach Will how to love and be loved.

Available from Riptide Publishing.  http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/angel-voices


ReviewThis was a pretty great holiday short story. 
Full of angst and forgiveness (sort of) and family, even if it's someone else's. 

Will is sweet and you can't not love him and feel his pain. I she's a few years for him. 

Quinn is silly and happy and seems almost the opposite of Will. Together though, he brings Will out of his repressed and beaten down shell. 

I love Quinn's grandmother. Keith (Wills brother) was right, she kind of is like a queen. 

I was so glad for Will when his brother stepped up for him and was there for him. I'm glad he hadn't turned out like his father, like Will was seeming to believe. 

I'm glad Will is getting his HFN ending. I'm not sure if this book would ever continue, but it's left with the possibility.

3.5*


About Rowan Speedwell

An unrepentant biblioholic, Rowan Speedwell spends half her time pretending to be a law librarian, half her time pretending to be a database manager, half her time pretending to be a fifteenth-century Aragonese noblewoman, half her time . . . wait a minute . . .  Hmm.  Well, one thing she doesn’t pretend to be is good at math.  She is good at pretending, though.

In her copious spare time (hah) she does needlework, calligraphy and illumination, and makes jewelry.  She has a master’s degree in history from the University of Chicago, is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and lives in a Chicago suburb with the obligatory Writer’s Cat and way too many books.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Angel Voices, one lucky winner will receive $15 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with a thoughtful question and your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 3, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!