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Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza ~ An Audio Review




It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. 

However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found. 

As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it… 




This was such a sweet and Magical book. 

When Nicholas steps off the plane, he is not quite what Davy expected. All tall and lean and quite...clumsy.
Nicholas will tell you he was stunned by Davy's beauty though ;) 

Davy and Nicholas are to spend 3 months together in the Outback to find a mysterious butterfly.
Davy is a little uncomfortable with the flirting, mainly because he has only been used to Denise (aka Denny) and also, he's not interested in men, or so he thinks... but aside from all that, they are unusually comfortable around each other. The conversation comes easily enough and they generally like each other. 

Things kick up a notch when Davy realizes he may more than friend like Nicholas and from there an aww inspiring romance buds. While the scorch factor is low, you don't even notice because it is such a beautiful story and you can't help but love these two.  Davy and Nicholas are brilliant together. Davy never stood a chance against Nicholas's English "earling" charm ;) 


What one will find when one's not looking is such a great philosophy. 
Not only on their search for these elusive butterflies, but in love. 

I was a little startled towards the end when Nicholas decided to abruptly end their quest, but was so excited for Davy to go win his man. 



It is such a unique story, you can't help but be captivated by it all. The narrator is Aussie, so that just helped with the entire feel of the story, and he did a great Nicholas as well. My only complaint, though quite small, was that the audio sounded kind of "distant" as if it were recorded far away. I could still hear it quite well, but it wasn't as clear as most I've listened to. 

Highly recommended for a more lighthearted/sweet read, not too much angst about it. 


4.5 beautiful man stars*

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review & Giveaway ~ OF Gods and Monsters:Hades by Wulf Francu Godgluck

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 Author Name: Wulf Francu Godgluck 
  Book Name: Of Gods and Monsters: Hades Series: Of Gods and Monsters Book: Two Book may be read as as standalone, but it is suggested you read both for the full story
Release Date: January 22, 2016  
Pages or Words: 118,000 words
 Categories: Contemporary, Crimed Fiction, Erotica, Gay Fiction, Romance, Thriller 
Publisher: Wulf Francu Godgluck 
Cover Artist: Wulf Francu Godgluck


  Blurb: 

******WARNING******* 
This is not a story about a hero, or some bad boy-badass-antihero. This is a love story between two monstrous villains and one valiant kid, held together by their entwined heartstrings. It won't be pretty. It won't be pleasant. There's no fluffy good feelings about it. It will rip out your heart and never give it back. Breno Hades el Oscuro took no bullshit from anyone. He ruled the crime world of the United States. When the King fell, what was left in the ashes was not the small boy that grew up without his father, not the same kid that chose a life of crime at seventeen, nor was it the King who had killed and clawed through a river of blood to stand at the top. The King was dragged from his throne of bones into a deep dark pit, leaving only the raw flesh of a savage monster to crawl out of Hell. One that knew love, but didn't want it again. Kemono Orochi was destined to inherit the legacy of his father, known as The Dragon's Tongue. It was an inheritance he never wanted it, never desiring the power that came with the title of Dragon. Kemono ended it all by tearing off the Dragon's head, watching the serpent's remains be consumed in hellfire. Now tormented by the scars of his past inflicted by his father, he is struggling to come to terms with the Akuma he has become. One that wants to devour everyone in his path to protect the only one that matters to him. The only person that had ever made his icy heart beat. His heart. His love. His beautiful pride. Rex Hunter dreams of becoming a principal ballerino...all fierce, like a Phoenix. But this Phoenix has lost his wings and fallen prey, straight into the clutched claws and callus hands of two vicious beasts. Each bore the blackest of hearts, each desiring to keep him safe, cherished and loved unconditionally. Or was Rex just destined to be the goo that would stick two shattered souls together and prevent them from forever falling to pieces? There will be blood, gore and nasty shit. There will be watersports, crude, angry, sometimes sensual and other times just downright dirty and dysfunctional sex. BUT... There will always be LOVE... Because even villains understand the tortured scars love leaves in her wake.

Release Day & Giveaway ~ Flying Solo by Susan Mac Nicol




Title: Flying Solo
Series: Men of London #6
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2016



Blurb

Flight attendant Maxwell Lewis has spent years cultivating a bon vivant image only to find he finally wants something more—and that something more includes the never-does-repeats game designer Gibson Henry.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Maxwell Lewis is proud of the life he’s made. Having turned tragedy into triumph, he’s now a beloved member of a Target Airlines cabin crew with more than his fair share of attention both in the air and on the ground. But lately he’s wanted something more than the occasional hook-up or sometime sex buddy—particularly after meeting game designer and passenger Gibson Henry.

Talented and driven, Gibson has built a company ready to be the next big thing in gaming. Devoted to his work, he takes onetime pleasures where he finds them and never does repeats…which is what he tells handsome, sexy Maxwell Lewis after a little mile-high flight attendance. But a chance encounter in a London club is about to change things forever. Two men, one who’s flown solo and another who’s only ever played alone, are about to find that at some point all games come to end, it’s time to bare your heart and try for love.






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Excerpt

“You got some time off from flying then?” Gibson cocked his head with a knowing grin, probably having seen the direction of Maxwell’s eyes.

“I have a whole three days off before my next shift. I heard about this place opening, decided to check it out. It’s pretty cool.”

“Yeah, lots of new talent.” Gibson gave a noisy slurp of his drink then peered at Maxwell over his glasses. Maxwell’s stomach clenched in appreciation.

“I don’t normally do this, but do you fancy a repeat? There’s a bathroom on the left we can slip into.”

Maxwell drew in a deep breath. He was so going to regret this, he knew it. He had to take a stand somewhere though in his search for everlasting love.

“Thanks but no. You’re not the kind of guy to get involved, or so you said when you blew me off last time, so it wouldn’t solve any purpose except for a quick bit of pleasure. I wasn’t really in the mood for this tonight but I promised a friend.” He drank up what was left of his cocktail and put the empty glass on the bar.

Gibson looked shame faced. “Yeah, about that. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been such a git. I wanted to apologise to you on the plane afterwards but then things ran away with me and I got distracted.”

Maxwell was heartened by the apology. That took balls. “No problem. I understand. I’m at a bit of different path in my life. I’m tired of the fuck’em and suck ‘em. I want someone to come home to. Maybe it’s a stupid pipe dream but I have to start trying to find someone somewhere, right?”

He smiled at Gibson who stared back at him with a strange expression.

I bet he isn’t used to being turned down. Maybe I’m being an idiot.

Maxwell wondered if his new-found principles were worth it. He might have to reconsider.

Someone shoved against Gibson, causing his drink to go flying all over the back of another man standing at the bar. A very big man in a shiny dress suit, flashy jewellery and what looked like a permanent scowl etched on his wide face. He turned around and grabbed Gibson’s wrist, causing him to cry out softly in pain.

“What the fuck? You’ve messed up my suit,” Shiny Suit growled.

Gibson tried to wrench his wrist free. “Hey, you ape, let go of me. I’m sorry, it was an accident. Someone knocked me.”

“Yeah? Fucking twinks. You think all you have to do is bat your girly eyelashes and a man will forgive you anything. I ought to-”

“Let him the fuck go,” Maxwell said evenly. His blood was heating up like lava in Pompeii at seeing Gibson being manhandled. His temper was slow to burn but when it did – oh boy. Maxwell was quick to go from slow denotation to supernova I’m going to fuck you up so badly status. He controlled it – mostly. When he’d been on the streets, it had taken all his self-control not to become an animal like some of his friends had. And sometimes an animal had been what you needed to be to get by.

“What did you say to me?” Shiny Suit’s lips twisted. “Punk, you think you can take me on?” He let go of Gibson’s wrist, who stood rubbing it with a worried expression.

“Max, leave him. He’s not worth it. He’s a douche bag in a suit. Let’s get out of here-” Gibson’s voice was cut off as the other man reached out and slapped him on the cheek, the flat sound echoing in Maxwell’s ears like the knell of doom. Behind the bar, Dan motioned to the bouncers across the room to come over.

The rushing blood in Maxwell’s ears grew to rock concert crescendo and he moved forward in front of Shiny Suit, standing between him and Gibson. At the sight of a red handprint on Gibson’s fair skin, and the look of shock on his face, Maxwell now wanted to hit someone. He took a deep, centred breath to calm himself down. The last thing he wanted to do was scare Gibson away.

“I might look all soft and cuddly,” Maxwell murmured, “but beneath this gorgeous and drool worthy exterior lies the heart and soul of a primal beast.”

Shiny Suit’s eyes widened in confusion and Maxwell thanked the Gods he seemed to have a dumb one here. Brawn and no brains were always so much easier to bring down. Years of fighting his own battles against bullies at school, hanging out with street gangs and learning to fight dirty had often proven his salvation at times like these.

And there was one way he’d found to distract a bully and calm himself down that was almost fool proof.




Author Bio


Susan Mac Nicol is a self-confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. She is never happier than when sitting scribbling down words and making two men fall in love.

In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.

Sue is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She lives in the quaint village of Bocking in Essex, set in the countryside and not far from the sea should she get the yen to eat crab or oysters on the Cromer Pier.



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pre-Orders We're Interested in from February- May 2016

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Clockwork Heart by Heidi Cullinan

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A Queer Trade by KJ Charles

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Ghosts by Jackie Keswick

Conversation Hearts by Avon Gale

Succumbing to his Fear by River Mitchell

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The Guy With the Suitcase by Chris Ethan

The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick

Getting him Back by K.A. Mitchell

Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov

Luke's luck by Hollis Shiloh

The Dirt Peddler by Dorien Grey

The Other Man by D Breeze

Love Me Tenor by Anabeth Albert

Dancer of Death by Jordan L. Hawk

Boystown by Marshall Thornton

Finding North by Carmen Jenner

When I'm Lost by Aria Grace

Rag and Bone by KJ CHarles

The Mermaid Murders by Josh Lanyon

Hard Candy by Amy Jo Cousins

Out of Bounds by A.R. Barley

Never Too Late by Sloan Johnson

To Live Again by L.A. Witt

The Heart as He Hears It by A.M. Arthur

Shatter by Jocelyn Drake

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Come What May by A.M. Arthur

The Sun Goes Down by James Lear

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY ~ Full Domain by Kindle Alexander

Title: Full Domain
Series: Nice Guys Novel #3
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Published: January 12, 2016



Honor, integrity, and loyalty are how Deputy US Marshal Kreed Sinacola lives his life. A former SEAL now employed by the Special Operations Group of the US Marshal Service, Kreed spent most of his life working covert operations and avoiding relationships. Never one to mix business with pleasure, his boundaries blur and his convictions are put to the test when he finally comes face-to-face with the hot computer geek he’s been partnered with. Hell-bent on closing the ongoing case for his longtime friend, he pushes past his own limits and uncovers more than he expects.
Aaron Stuart strives for one thing: justice. Young and full of idealism, his highly sought after computer skills land him a position with the National Security Agency. Aaron’s biggest hazard at his job is cramped fingers, but all that changes when he is drawn into the middle of a dangerous federal investigation. Aaron gets more than he bargained for when the FBI partners him with a handsome and tempting deputy US marshal. His attraction to the inked up, dark-haired man provides another kind of threat altogether. Aaron tries desperately to place a firewall around his heart and fight his developing feelings, knowing one misstep on his part could ultimately destroy him.
The solution isn’t as easy as solving the case, which is treacherous enough as it is. But the growing sexual attraction between them threatens to derail more than just Kreed’s personal convictions as he quickly learns temptation and matters of the heart rarely fit easily into the rules he’s lived by. Will Kreed be able to convince Aaron to open his heart and face the fact that sometimes the answers aren’t always hidden in code?















“You’re so fucking sexy with those fuck-me-I’m-so-smart glasses on and that intense look on your face.” Aaron glanced up and narrowed his eyes as he shoved the glasses off to the top of his head and stretched out his back. There was just something about the big, gorgeous deputy marshal growling those words at him that made his dick want to come out and play. A tired yawn from hours of sitting behind his laptop slipped free as he rubbed his eyes. “And those noises you make are a complete turn-on.” “I have a feeling it doesn’t take much to turn you on. A slight gust of wind would probably have you at full mast,” Aaron teased, lowering the lid to his laptop.








REVIEWS


The book starts where book 2 ends. I would recommend a little refresher if you forgot some of the deets, at least the last chapter or 2. 

Aaron accepts a job to help the FBI try and close the case which Mitch started in book 2. Only, our little hacker has to be onsite and teamed up with none other then Kreed Sincola, the sexy US Marshal he is trying to NOT be interested in. Walking on the edge of the legal side has him wanting to keep his head down, and out of the feds way. His giant heart just won't let him NOT do this for his friend, so he makes the trek to DC. There he teams up with the FBI ((or the alphabets as he calls them)) and it's decided he is the best one to have to go undercover to catch this particular hate group. 

To say things get a little tense would be an understatement, and the sexual tension is thick in the air for the first half of the book. I really liked the details the ladies put into Aaron and his background. It's a work of fiction, so it obviously isn't all legit, but they make it sound so believable. I am sure a lot of background work was put into that, and I think it's awesome of them to do it. I can imagine research to be grueling work to make your book as believable as you can, and I say bravo! My absolute favorite part of the book was the New Years scene. It was intense, emotional, and full of fireworks, figuratively and literally. Also, being true to the book series title "A Nice Guys Novel" these two are so sweet. They didn't necessarily start off that way though, but by the end, you can't help but find Aaron adorable, and Kreed...well *fans face*

My issues with this book was there was a lot of repetitive emotions and details and a ton of back and forth between the characters, it gave me a bit of whip lash. I also hate to say this, but I thought there was way too much sex, it seemed it happened after every important scene. Now I am all for a steamy read, but it seemed to take away the basis of the story line for me. I like a good mystery mixed with some sexy times, but felt it was a little overboard, and actually found myself skimming parts. *gasps* I know right? too much sex? no such thing! Unfortunately, there is, when I am invested in an actual plot.

With that being said, I think it was a great ending to a series and I liked how they added the boys from Secret into the story, very cool. We will def be seeing this crew around in the future. 

I give it 3.5 unexpected stars









Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com








 







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