Blog Post and Review: Falling (Fall or Break Book 1) by Barbara Elsborg

Synopsis:

Harper is no longer behind bars, but it doesn’t feel like
it. Ten years serving time for a crime he didn’t commit have left him shut
down, numb, and a frozen wreck over the simplest of choices.
He’s acutely aware of the dark-haired young man checking him
out in the supermarket, but he’s too deep in panic mode to even meet the guy’s
gaze. Afraid the slightest move will trigger a fall that will never stop.
Fresh off a long-term relationship with a controlling man,
Malachi is stuck living with relatives who think he’s a waste of oxygen. The
tall guy in the long, gray coat is the first bright spot he’s glimpsed in a
long time…though the man’s unblinking stare at a bottle of shower gel is a
touch alarming.
Hard experience tells both of them to turn away before lust
turns to hopeless attraction, and inevitably to disaster. But once their sparks
connect, the arc of electricity is too strong to deny. Even if the cost is too
much to bear.
 Author Blog Post:

When I come to think about where to set my stories, I
usually go for somewhere I know quite well. In contrast to the very first
novels I wrote that I set in New York (I’d never even been to America) and
Bogota (I’d never been there either) There was no Internet in those days to
research what places were like. 
Nowadays it’s possible to find details of just
about anywhere on Earth. But Falling is the first book I’ve actually set in the
town where I live. Guiseley in West Yorkshire. I had to invent the street for
the house my heroes live in but the swimming pool is there, the retail park is
there and so is the supermarket where the pair first meet. 
Did it make it any easier using a place I knew well? No, not
really because I had to make sure I had all the details right. You can’t get
caught out if you make a place up but if I’d said there was a TK Maxx in the
retail park and there wasn’t, you can bet I’d have had people telling me I was
wrong. 
Though setting the book in Guiseley did have one impact on
an early reader because she lives just down the road from me and found it a bit
freaky to read a book set in the town where she lives. I’ve tended ot stick to
Yorkshire, Derbyshire or London for my settings. Places I do know well. But the
book I’m working on now is set in Dorset. I know nothing about Dorset. Thank
goodness for Google!
Denise’s Review:
Do you know what I like most about reading romance novels? That I KNOW for sure, I will be getting an HEA, or at the very least a HFN. That knowledge served me well while reading this book!!!

There were times where I questioned it…where I wondered, would these men be able to find a happy ending. Thank goodness, Ms. Elsborg did not disappoint me.

Harper, a man just leaving prison after 10 years for a crime that he was framed for, has to learn how to get by in a world that is different than when he went in, and doesn’t want him back in it. It was truly tragic to see the way he was treated.

Meanwhile Malachi, who himself was being treated by his brother in law like a piece of trash, had just left a controlling relationship, finally trying to stand on his own two feet, despite being unable to find a new job.

These two had so much to work through on their own: hatred, bigotry, violence. Then they had to find a way to work through things together, in order to be with each other on solid and common ground.

My heart broke for Harper each time he was met with hatred and anger for something that he didn’t do. My heart broke for Malachi who was subjected again and again to such cruelty at the hands of his family, both past and present.

In the end, Malachi, who know matter what he faced, always was thinking of others, always had a smile on his face, and a pleasant word, would go to the depths of his pain in order to save Harper from a life of continued pain. Malachi showed his love by putting Harper’s life ahead of his own.

This story was tragic, and yet, so full of love, it was hard not to root for these two lovely men right from the beginning. It was a book I found myself checking often to see how close to the end it was, not because I wanted it to be over, but because I wanted to get to the HFN part. It did eventually come, and I was so happy for them, in a way I haven’t been for a long time in a book. That much tragedy deserves a truly happy ending.

My final determination for this book is 4.5 pieces of eye candy. And if there is another book ahead in this series, I will be at the head of the line to read it. Fantastic job, Ms. Elsborg.


Author Bio:
Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of
England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone
without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her.
Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine
biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide. (Try
saying that fast)

After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy,
devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has
time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop. Her
books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, sometimes two bad boys for each
quirky heroine, and more recently two bad boys all on their own. She hopes her
stories are as much fun to read as they are to write.

You can find out more about Barbara and her books at www.barbaraelsborg.com,
catch more of her scintillating wit at her blog on the same site, and if you
want to tell her how much you love her books, please, email her!
bjel@btinternet.com
I’d like to offer one commentator an ecopy of any book from
my backlist. And if you’d follow me on Facebook, I’d appreciate it. Thanks!

  

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Book Review: Silver & Black by Tyler May

Blurb:

Does love have a cost?

Brian Silver is CEO of the world’s largest coffee house chain in the world, Silver Coffee. Growing up in a wealthy family, Silver had it all: money, fame, and any man he wanted, but that was never enough. Silver wants more. After a tragic health event that leaves him vulnerable in life, he realizes that business will not bring him the happiness he needs, and he’ll do anything to find that happiness.

Greyson Black is a coffee house barista in one of the Silver Coffee chains in downtown Manhattan. Greyson is finishing school and determined to find the best path for his life. When Brian Silver makes a “surprise” stop at the franchise, he’s more than intrigued by the young, gorgeous Greyson. Silver knows there’s only one thing that he must have now, and he will do whatever it takes to get him.

When Silver and Greyson get together, sparks fly. Silver is perfect in Greyson’s eyes, but is love blind? A mysterious stranger is out for Greyson, and the mind games have just begun. Greyson starts to question everything, including Silver’s advances. When Danger is lurking around every corner, no one is safe. Greyson will have to determine if love is worth the danger and excitement.

Can attraction be fatal, or will attraction be the saving grace Greyson needs? Will Silver’s secrets ruin them or will someone else have the first shot?

Love is blinding, but suspicion is the real killer.

Silver & Black is a gay mystery romance. 18+ for gay sexual content, language, and some violence. 




MORGAN’S REVIEW 
Tyler May has given us another brilliant story to add to her collection. I have yet to find something from her that I don’t like. 
Brian Silver is the CEO of Silver Inc. He is rich, beautiful, and used to getting his way, but the man has a heart of GOLD. He would do anything to help other people and would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. Greyson Black is a college student working as a barista at a local coffee shop called Silver Coffee. He is a genuinely sweet guy with a really difficult past. Between the loss of his mother, dealing with a deadbeat Father, and a list of other problems, Grey has had it pretty rough. 
One morning after arriving to work Grey meets Brian, the owner of Silver Coffee. From there the story takes off with tons of awesome twists and turns that keep you guessing. The chemistry between these two is beautiful and I loved the banter and teasing. Silver is such a good person. He would go to any length just to make sure Grey is happy and the sex scenes were scorching without being overdone. 
All of the characters were very well developed and I really like getting to see how each person in the story has their own personality. This held my interest from the very first page and I didn’t want it to end. Be ready for nail biting suspense and just a wonderful read. 
I can’t wait for the next installment, Titanium. I would definitely recommend this book as a must read. 
5 pieces of Silver and Black eye candy. 
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About the author:

Tyler May was born and raised in the great state of Michigan, and still happily resides there. She is a stay at home mom to her three beautiful children. Tyler’s passion for reading came later in life when she found a love in romance novels, more specifically the male/male genre.  After drawing inspiration from some wonderful authors and encouragement from friends and family; she penned her first full length novel: Angel of Darkness.  Tyler draws inspiration from the simple things in life and will never take that for granted. Since Tyler is a LBGT author, she has three hopes when a reader picks up her book(s): She hopes that her books will teach tolerance and equality.  She hopes to convey the truth behind the infamous saying, “love is love.” She hopes that the book is more than a story―that’s it a journey with an important message.  Tyler’s favorite quote and something she always has tucked in the back of her mind as she writes her fictions: “Everything you can imagine is real.”―Picasso.
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Blog Tour, Double Review and Giveaway: After the Fire (Through Hell and Back #2) by Felice Stevens

Title: After the Fire
Series: Through Hell and Back #2
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Adult, Gay Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2015
A single bullet destroyed the dreams of Dr. Jordan Peterson. With the man he loved dead, Jordan descends into an endless spiral of pain that nearly costs him his friends, his career and his life. When Jordan meets the aloof Lucas Conover, the investment banker’s mysterious past and unexpected kindness shocks Jordan back to a life he thought was lost forever.
Betrayal and abandonment by the foster brother he’d worshiped as a child taught Lucas Conover never to trust or believe in anyone. Living a solitary life did little to free him of the nightmare of his past; it reinforces his belief he wasn’t meant to fall in love. Working closely with Dr. Jordan Peterson forces him to meet another person whose suffering equals his own and Lucas can’t shake the unexpected the first man to ever get under his skin.
Mutual respect and rising desire bring Jordan and Luke closer than they ever imagined, and each man must come to terms with their past as they struggle to create a future together. And learning to trust in themselves and love again after tragedy and a lifetime of pain, may be the only thing that saves them in the end.

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Denise’s Review:

When I first read A Walk Through Fire, as most of you know, I ugly cried when Keith died. I also may have (I will neither confirm nor deny) sent Felice Stevens more than one threatening message that she “better fix this”. 🙂  I’m very happy to say that with After the Fire, she did a wonderful job of fixing poor, broken Jordan. He has a LONG way to go during this book.

At the beginning of ATF, Jordan is drunk, taking Xanax, and has pushed away everyone in his life who has meant something. Taking his grief and his anger out on those around him, and barely waking up some mornings. It was truly heart breaking to see what a man as confident and strong as Jordan had done to himself to bring himself to such a dark and lonely place.

Meanwhile, Lucas, Ash’s long lost foster brother, learned the meaning of being alone at 17 when he was completely abandoned, without a word from his foster family. As he moved through life, making very few connections, he felt that relying only on himself was the safest road for him.

As these two meet, and find a sexual attraction, Jordan becomes even more angry, confused, and feels he is betraying Keith’s love. At the same time, Lucas feels nothing but hatred for his foster brother Ash, and refuses to even meet with him.

These men learn to walk the road of love and forgiveness together, as they work through very real issues of grief, anger, addiction and most of all, how to find love in a world that sometimes just doesn’t make sense.

Felice does an amazing job with this book, showing all the cracks in these men, and how with the love of one other, those cracks can be filled, and they can be stronger than before.

I cried in this book, absolutely. Not the ugly cry of Keith’s death, but a steady sadness for all these two men endured to heal themselves, and then to heal each other. Felice has a way of bringing emotions out, and shining a light on all aspects of love. Not only the ones that are happy and light-filled, but the darkness that sometimes gathers with those that you love.

Felice is still a new author on the m/m, having only published her first book, Rescued (http://amzn.to/1Dy5rXF) last August, but she has quickly become a “must read” for me. (And YES! Another stray animal makes an appearance in here.)

I know that Felice has already written Brandon’s story, book 3, and is waiting to hear about publishing it. I know that there will be many of us beating down her door looking to get that in our hot little hands. I am anxious to see how she brings Brandon back to the fold.

Five tear-stained pieces of eye candy from this girl!!!

Morgan’s Review:

Jordan is a broken man. After the death of his former partner Keith, grief has taken over his
entire life. He shuts out his friends and turns to alcohol and anxiety drugs to help him cope. He
is forced back into the world of the living when Lucas contacts him to head a community project
Keith had started before his death.
Having grown up in an unstable foster home Lucas has demons of his own. After a brutal
encounter with his foster father leaves him in a hospital alone and battered, he is forced to live
on the streets and do things he still feels shameful about years later.
The attraction between these two is powerful and something neither of them expected. Jordan
is surprised when he feels attraction again after everything his heart has been through. Luke is
still having trouble coping with the loss of both of his foster brothers and feels everyone will
ultimately let him down. These two have a long struggle ahead of them.
This is a beautiful story with brilliant characters and Felice did an exceptional job. This
installment is a wonderful follow up to A Walk Through Fire and Felice has quickly become one
of my favorite authors. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series.
Five pieces of candy read for me.
After the Fire Excerpt © Felice Stevens 2015
“Damn, you look like shit.” Ash’s sharp gaze raked him up
and down. “Ow.” He rubbed his arm when Drew elbowed him. “Don’t get mad at me,
baby. You know he does. Look at him.” 
“Can we come in, Jordy?” Drew’s kind smile strangely made him feel worse, not
better. 
He said nothing and pulled the front door wider for his friends, leaving them
to trail behind him back through the house and into the spacious kitchen. Sunlight
poured onto the terra-cotta floors and glinted off the glass-fronted maple
cabinets. The kitchen was his pride and joy, and when he and Keith bought the
brownstone, it had been the only room he cared about decorating. Jordan had
always loved staring out of the large bay window as he relaxed with his cup of
coffee in the morning. 
“Did you have a party?” Drew tipped his head to the table, still cluttered with
vodka bottles. 
“Party of one, more likely.” 
Jordan heard Ash’s muttered remark, and despite a throbbing head and a roiling
stomach, he lashed out. 
“Shut up, Davis.” He and Ash had never had the easiest of relationships, and
even though Jordan knew how happy Drew was, the man still irritated the hell
out of him. 
“Why, Jordan? The truth hurts?” Ash’s voice, oddly enough, neither condemned
nor derided him. Instead, it held an overall note of sadness, mixed with
empathy that pulled Jordan up short. “You sit here, night after night, refusing
our dinner invitations, as well as any social contact with Rachel, Mike, or
even Esther. Don’t think we don’t know what you’re doing and why.” 
Jordan winced. Shit. A kindhearted, sympathetic Ash Davis was almost worse than
the usual sarcastic attitude he dished out to everyone. “I’m not in the mood
for company; that’s all.” 
“And I call bullshit on that. You’re still mourning Keith, and I get that, but
that doesn’t mean you don’t go on living. When your only company since he died
has been vodka or whiskey, you’re heading for disaster.” 
“Jordy.” Drew slung an arm around his shoulder. “I’m worried about you. You’ve
lost weight, skipped days at the hospital, and I was told that during surgery
last week—” 
“Are you checking up on me?” He pulled away from Drew, shaking with anger.
“What the fuck, man? You’re not my goddamn keeper.” Humiliation, shame, and a
sense of despair tore through him as he turned away from his two friends to go
back and sit at the kitchen table. He ran his hands over the battered wood of
the long farmhouse table. He remembered how happy he and Keith had been to find
it in the small Pennsylvania town they’d stumbled upon oneSaturday. Making love
on top of it after lugging it up the stairs of the brownstone was a memory
etched forever in his mind. He gripped the edge of the table to steady himself. 
A few deep breaths settled him, yet he couldn’t face his friends. 
For over thirty years he and Drew had been friends; the man knew him better
than anyone else. People might think Drew Klein was sweet and easygoing, but
Jordan knew the core of steel within his friend. Drew refused to back down if
he thought he could help. True to form, Drew dropped into the chair right next
to him, challenging and direct. 
“Jordan. Look at me.” 
It took an effort to tear his gaze away from the tabletop, but he inhaled a
deep breath and smiled into Drew’s face. “What is it?” 
Drew seemed taken aback that Jordan was smiling and not lashing out with his
usual anger. “I’m not checking up on you. It’s common knowledge that you showed
up to your first surgery since Keith died and had to wait an extra hour to
start because you had the shakes.” Drew’s mouth thinned to a hard line. “Are
you crazy showing up drunk for surgery? You could lose your fucking license,
for God’s sake.” 
“I wasn’t drunk. I was overtired and hadn’t eaten since lunchtime the day
before.” 
Behind him he heard Ash snort with laughter. “Are you fucking kidding me,
Jordan? You can come up with a better one than that.” 
“Fuck off, Ash,” he shot back. “I couldn’t care less about your opinion.” 
“Do you care about mine, Jordy? Don’t lie to me.” Drew’s stare remained
unflinching, his eyes soft and knowing. “I know you’re still having a hard time
moving on from Keith’s death, but it’s going to be a year soon.” 
“It’s only been nine months. God almighty, did you expect me to forget him
already?” Horrified, Jordan swept his hand across the table, sending the empty
bottles and food containers crashing to the floor. “Could you forget Ash so
quickly? Keith and I were together for almost four years. Stop pressuring me to
move on with my life. It’s over for me. There will never be anyone else.” 
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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Sight and Sinners by Susan Mac Nicol

THE MEN OF LONDON
From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.
SEEING THROUGH…
28-year-old Draven Samuels has a tragic past, but as an investigator with a high-profile London company he now gets what he wants. Tough, sarcastic, and sceptical, he has no patience for lies and even less for people who waste his time. Even if they’re as beautiful as the wild and dark-haired Taylor Abelard. Especially when they’re talking over the body of a murder victim.
THE DARKNESS
Psychic Taylor Abelard is used to people calling him a freak. He can see past events and feel the ghostly vibrations of people close to him who’ve passed on. It’s why he doesn’t get too close to the living. But this time, against his better judgment, despite Draven’s mocking rejoinders, Taylor will get closer than ever before. The mystery surrounding a dead friend will lead the two men down a dark and seedy trail of blackmail and lies. Add in the heartbreak of a family tragedy, and events lead them straight into each other’s arms. By the end of this night, all their demons will have risen—and been banished with the dawn.
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Denise’s Review

I loved Gideon and Eddie’s story, in Book 1 of The Men of London story, so I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into the second book in this series, Sight and Sinners. 

This is Taylor and Draven’s story. Taylor is a psychic, specifically one who sees people who have already passed, which leaves him with nightmares, and sometimes in a catatonic state. Meanwhile, Draven is a bit of a man-ho, but very quickly turns his ways, once he meets up with Taylor again. To say their first meeting was inaspicious would be understating it. However, once Draven truly sees the power in Taylor’s gift, he cannot deny it, even finding it frightening in its  effects on Taylor.

As these two work together to solve a mystery around a friend’s death, they heat up the bedroom, and begin to fall in love. The challenges ahead for them both brought a bit of an ugly cry, I must say. Taylor having to give devastating news to the man he loves, then finding himself turned away for it, was tough to read. What should have brought them together tore them apart, until Draven realized how wrong he truly was.

The situation they dealt with would be challenging for anyone to deal with, causing many to turn away from their loved ones. With Taylor’s powers added to the mix, it could bring some level of comfort, for sure, but also a lot of anguish. Watching these men walk through these hours together gives you hope that love really can help to heal hurt.

I couldn’t help but cry for about the last 25% of this book (which Ms. Mac Nicol gleefully enjoyed when I told her), but the love was just stunning between these men, and I couldn’t help but be gleeful myself at reading their story. And having some glimpses at Taylor’s best buddies, Eddie and Leslie was great! I am excited to see what kind of man can take on such a beautiful man as Leslie. That will be a lot of fun, for sure!

As always, Susan Mac Nicol reads are amazing, and enjoyable, and I always look forward to reading them again! And one of the things I have enjoyed about this series so far has been that the two stories are vastly different, despite being based around Galileo’s, the restaurant. Very different love stories, for very different men, but in the end love will win! 🙂

Sight and Sinners (Men of London Book 2) gets 4.5 pieces of eye candy, and looking forward to the finish to this trilogy.

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THE MEN OF LONDON SERIES BOOK 1
LOVE YOU SENSELESS
One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire. 



THE MEN OF LONDON 
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love. 


A TASTE OF FOREVER 
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since. 


Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.

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Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…
She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason.  She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.
Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots. 
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.

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Blog Tour Stop, Two Chicks Review and Giveaway: A Restored Man by JaimeReese

Title: A Restored Man
Series: The Men of Halfway House #3
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2015
Cole Renzo thinks his greatest challenge is to behave for the remainder of his term at Halfway House. Until he meets his new boss, Ty Calloway, a man who ticks off every box on Cole’s list of interests.
A sought-after restorer and customizer of exotic and collectible cars, Ty had enough confidence to command what he wanted in life, until one fateful night changed everything. Almost two years later, he’s slowly rebuilding his life with great control. He’s defied the odds and works tirelessly to be the man he once was—but he still feels broken.
Cole’s candor and unfiltered personality awaken Ty’s barely-remembered desire to greet each new day with a smile, while Ty’s unwavering acceptance of Cole’s quirks and brash humor makes Cole feel as if he fits in for the first time in far too long. When a nemesis threatens Ty’s personal restoration and the things he holds dear, Cole is determined to protect their relationship, even if that means sacrificing everything he’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ty will have to let his guard down, surrender control, and admit he needs Cole first, even if that puts himself at risk of breaking beyond repair.

Denise’s Review:

I waited patiently for this installment of The Men of Halfway House series. I lie. I wasn’t patient at all, but what can you do. You have to let the author do their thing and only message them every so often to ask how it’s going. 😊

This is Jaime Reese’s third book, in the series as well as as an author, and it is her best without a doubt. I truly enjoyed the first two books. However Cole and Ty’s story was just a knock out of the park for me. 
It was insta-love for me with Cole. I have to say I didn’t think a whole lot of him one way or another in book 2. He was there and a little sassy, but I didn’t have much of a strong impression of him. Immediately in this book I just fell in love with Cole. He was smart, sassy, loyal, even to his own detriment, and would go to the ends of the earth for those he cared for, proving that over and over in this book. 
Cole meets Ty, his new boss, and the two begin a slow burn romance. The attraction is instant, but with baggage on both sides, taking a chance and trusting was tough. But Cole, with his mismatched eyes and his ever present light, showed Ty that despite the devastation in his past, he could begin to smile again and let go of the guilt he was clinging to like a warm coat. 
Fast, exotic cars, and blackmailing ex partners try to get in the way of love, but nobody takes Cole down easily and his past loyalties and happy nature mean he is willing to stand up for what’s right and help the man who has helped him so much. 
Jaime did such a fantastic job on this book. The research that must have gone into this book (unless she has a hobby of collecting exotic cars) is incredible. Cars most people have never heard of, and will likely never see in person float in and out of the book, leaving the reader wanting to look up each and every one to see what they look like. 
Aidan’s book has to be next, and that is a man with more baggage than the carousel at the airport. He will be a tough nut to crack and the man on the other side is a mystery as we learn during this book. 
An HEA was without question in a Jaime Reese book, but the extent to which I enjoyed this book was unexpected for me. I will re read this without question, and cannot recommend it more highly. Reading books 1 and 2 are helpful for backstory but not required. I do recommend them both though. 
Without question, five pieces of eye candy from me. Don’t miss this book!!!

Morgan’s Review:

I
loved the new novel in the Men of Halfway House Series. Cole was so
interesting. He has this incredibly unpredictable mouth and you never know
what’s going to come out. There is no filter between his brain and his mouth
for sure. On top of not knowing how to control what he says, Cole struggles
with guilt surrounding his brother’s death. A car boost gone bad landed him a
two year sentence which led him to Halfway House. One stipulation of his stay
is to be able to get a job and keep it. Aidan helps him land a job with his
brother working at his garage where he restores, customizes and does general
repair on all types of cars. This is where he meets Ty.
Ty
has struggles of his own. He survived a horrific accident that took the life of
his parents and is trying to overcome the guilt. He has been in a very dark
place and is still recovering even two years later. He is very quiet and
guarded, and feels he should tackle his problems all on his own. 
Cole
sweeps in and makes Ty smile again. The attraction is there from the first
moment and Ty doesn’t stand a chance against Cole’s charm. He pulls Ty out of
that dark place and helps him take his life back. The banter and teasing
between Cole and Ty will really make you smile. These two are a perfect match
for each other. 
This
story is packed with emotion from the first page. Definitely a reread for me
and a perfect addition to this series. 
5
pieces of eye candy.

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“I thought those were the service bays,”
Cole said, thumbing over his shoulder.
“They’re for the traditional shop work my techs
do on a daily basis. These are my
service calls. Side project I’m doing and there’s no money in it for the guys
so I don’t really want to burden them. I figured we could work on them and, in
between, we could tinker with the Yenko if you want or wrap up the last few
details on the Drayton rig. I worked on most of it over the weekend but there
are still a few things to finish up.”
Cole stopped walking. “You’d let me work on the
Yenko with you?”
Ty nodded. “Sure, why not. I’ve seen how picky
you are with your work.”
“So it’s my reward for helping you with your
service calls?”
Ty chuckled. “Do you do tricks too?”
Cole raised an eyebrow and half smiled. “Oh, I’ve
got a lot of tricks I can show you.” He smiled at the rush of color to
Ty’s cheeks, loving the way Ty always reacted to his teasing.
“You do realize you’re an HR nightmare,” Ty
said, looking at Cole with that glimmer in his eye.
Cole’s pulse raced. “HR?”
“Human Resources. Sexual harassment, all
that,” Ty said, trying to look serious and indifferent, but failing
miserably.
Cole belly-laughed so loud it echoed in the shop. He
then stilled, straightened his shoulders, and mocked a serious tone. “I
could, of course, be completely professional and proper with you, Mr. Calloway,
if that is your preference,” he said, mimicking Matt’s formal tone.
Ty turned to face him, the mock seriousness
transitioning into something more genuine. “And I, of course,” he
said, reciprocating Cole’s tone, “would be deeply disappointed.”
He looked up into those brown eyes and smiled.
“My army of superheroes and I would be as well.” He bit back a smile
and bowed.
Ty’s low rumble-laugh shot straight to Cole’s dick.
Cole straightened. “Admit it, you like me.”
Ty raised his hand and put his thumb and index
fingertips together with only a sliver of a gap between them. “Maybe a
little bit.”
Cole
looked at Ty’s fingers then glanced back at him with a huge grin on his face.
“It’s a start,” he said before walking off to the two cars parked in
the bay.
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Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

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Blog Tour Stop, Two Chicks Review and Giveaway: Memories of the Heart by Felice Stevens

Title: Memories of the Heart
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Adult, Gay Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2015
Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control. 
Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.
As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond they share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.
Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.

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Denise’s Review:

First, I have to say, I didn’t have an ugly cry like I did on Felice’s last book, thank goodness. She has just about taken care of my allotment of ugly cries already for a while, I need a break! 🙂

This is Felice’s first self-published book, and what a book it was!!! Weaving a beautiful love story around two men, and the love for their grandmothers as they age.

Micah is a broken man, and hard for Josh to get to know. They slowly allow their bond to build, as they work through their daily lives, as well as the reality that is caring for an elderly family member.

My heart broke for Micah again and again, as his grandmother struggled to remember him each time he visited. The guilt that he had due to his decreased visits was palpable. He knew he had made a huge error by letting so much time lapse, and there was no way to recover from that. He was grieving for the grandmother he had loved, and was losing more and more each day.

This is a struggle millions of families go through on a daily basis. As aging parents and grandparents begin to lose their memories, become debilitated by disease, family members must find a way to work through the grief and guilt that they may not have been as helpful as they could have been to their loved one when they were healthier. (I, myself, struggled with this same issue. The pain is something that you just can’t quite ever come to terms with, you just must learn to live with it.)

Fortunately for Micah, he had Josh, their newfound canine buddy, and Josh’s grandmother who would not let Micah hide away. Sometimes you need someone to kick you out of that guilt pattern and into dealing with what you have right here, right now, and she was just the right person for the job.

This book was a heart breaker in so many ways. When you read romance, whether mm, mf, or any combination, you are reading hoping of an HEA (at least I am!), and Micah and Josh do get HEA. However, it is twinged with sadness because you know that Micah’s grandmother will not get her mind back to where it once was, and you know that he will have his heart broken over and over again.

What a beautiful story this was! I always love that Felice throws in a pet somewhere, me being a crazy cat lady and all. More than a beautiful love story, it was a REAL story, one that is lived every day, and for that, I am grateful to Felice for writing this.

My final determination is a re-read worthy, 4.5 pieces of eye candy.

Morgan’s Review:

WOW, Felice has created another
incredible story.
I was drawn into this from the
minute I picked it up and I immediately fell in love with both of these
characters. The attraction between Micah and Josh was there from the first
moment they saw each other even if it wasn’t a perfect first encounter.
Micah is a very broken and
vulnerable man that keeps everyone at arms-length to stop himself from getting
hurt. Josh has a huge heart and sweet personality. Getting to see how Josh
cracked all that ice around Micah’s heart had the emotions going and the love
these two show for their grandmothers is so heart-warming.
Felice’s writing is always wonderful
and she creates amazing characters. I really hope we get to see more from Alex
as well.
Definitely a reread and a 5 piece of
eye candy read for me!

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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Book reviews: Angel of Darkness and New Years Dream by Tyler May





Blurb for Angel of Darkness:

“Sleep, my boy, our time is coming soon.” 

As a boy, Christian Bowman was obsessed with vampires and the paranormal. After a tragic event in his life, he found solace in reading and dreaming of the dark and mysterious tales. 
Now twenty-one, his fantasy becomes a reality when he meets Zander―a blind vampire. Christian now has the chance to live the fantasy that up until now, he has only been able to dream about. Will his dream turn into a nightmare when he sees just how dark and dangerous a real vampire’s world can be? 
Christian is in love with his Angel of Darkness. But is their love strong enough to withstand obstacles that come with loving a vampire? And more importantly, is there a happily-ever-after in a vampire’s world? 
A vampire and a soul that never died; Darkness stole their past, but can his light save their future? M/M paranormal erotic romance. Not suitable for readers under 18, due to language and explicit sexual situations.  



Morgan’s Review:

I want to start off by saying; I was very impressed with
this story.  I have read a lot of paranormal
stories and this has clearly become one of my favorites. Tyler May has created
a fascinating world. The attraction between Christian and Zander was explosive
and I fell in love with these two right away. The love and loyalty Zander has
for Christian is so intense. I was drawn into this story right away and
finished it in one sitting. Mystery, suspense, and even a little action,
Christian and Zander’s story will keep you on your toes and have you looking
forward to what’s next. This will be a definite reread for me and I am so
excited about the next installment. If you haven’t done so, make sure you check
out this series. Totally worth it..



Final determination is 5 pieces of eye candy.

Purchase Link for Angel of Darkness:

Blurb for New Year’s Dream:
One night. One wish…..darkness disappears. 
If you could have one wish, what would it be? 
Christian thinks he has it all. 
Billy knows what he is missing. 
And Zander only wants one thing. 
Will their dreams come true? 
New Year’s is a time for reflection, change, and resolution….that is, if you’re human. In a vampire’s world, New Year’s is a time of birth. Once a year, vampires celebrate their existence, and it’s going to be one hell of a party. 
With Christmas over, Christian prepares to celebrate with Zander for their first New Year together. Little does he know that Zander, with Billy’s help, has other plans. 
The countdown has begun. 
New Year’s dream is the second installment (novella) of Angel of Darkness. 

18+ for language and sexual content. New Year’s Dream is the continuation of Christian and Zander’s story. It works better to have read Angel of Darkness first. 
Morgan’s Review
New Year’s Dream is another fantastic addition to the
paranormal world Tyler May as created. This time we get to view things through
the eyes of Zander and Billy. We also get to hang out a little more with some
of the characters from Angel of Darkness.

New Year’s Eve is approaching and the Vampires consider this
a very special night, A Birthday for them, so to speak. It is also considered
by others to be a night that can bring out different types of powers in humans
and paranormal alike. You just have to be willing to use it. The downside is  it’s only for a short amount of time.

Be ready for a sweet read where we can revisit the
heartwarming and passionate relationship between Christian and Zander. I also
fell a little more in love with Billy. He may seem so hard on the outside but
he has a really big heart and he is starting to prove it. Wonderful little read
that will have you psyched up for the next installment.

Final determination is 5 pieces of eye candy.

Purchase Link for New Years Dream:


Links to Tyler May:

Author Bio:
Tyler May was born and raised in the great state of Michigan, and still happily resides there. She is a stay at home mom to her three beautiful children. Tyler’s passion for reading came later in life when she found a love in romance novels, more specifically the male/male genre.  After drawing inspiration from some wonderful authors and encouragement from friends and family; she penned her first full length novel: Angel of Darkness.  Tyler draws inspiration from the simple things in life and will never take that for granted. Since Tyler is a LBGT author, she has three hopes when a reader picks up her book(s): She hopes that her books will teach tolerance and equality.  She hopes to convey the truth behind the infamous saying, “love is love.” She hopes that the book is more than a story―that’s it a journey with an important message.  Tyler’s favorite quote and something she always has tucked in the back of her mind as she writes her fictions: “Everything you can imagine is real.”―Picasso.

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Double Book Review: Caged Sanctuary by Tempeste O’Riley

Blurb:

Kaden Thorn, a dental surgeon who lives a quiet life, has no hope of finding the love he craves. A vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs and confined him to a wheelchair. He has given up hope of finding a Dom or even a nonkink partner to love him. When his best friend practically forces him to attend a dinner party, the last thing he expects is a strong Dom who can see beyond his wheels. 

Deacon James is an architect and a demanding Dom, but he has spent the past couple of years without a sub or partner. When an employee invites him to a dinner party to meet his girlfriend, Deacon smells a setup but agrees anyway. He prides himself on being an excellent judge of character, and when he meets the younger dentist, he sees past the chair and finds a sweet submissive man who more than piques his interest. 

Kade’s fears and demons continue to haunt him, challenging Deacon to use everything he’s learned as a Dom to earn Kade’s trust and submission. Deacon’s determined, though, willing to battle all of it to have Kade by his side and at his feet.

Denise’s Review:


Kade, a dental surgeon who is confident in his abilities, is left with a very low self-esteem after an attack outside of a D/s club that left him in a wheelchair. He believes that no one would want him, and even if they did, he would be unable to find a Dom who would want him, and want to keep him.

Deacon, immediately sees Kade as the sub that he is, and wants a date with him. Although Kade is hesitant, he agrees, and the two move forward. Deacon is able to see past the  chair to the person Kade truly is, and Kade is challenged to believe that someone as gorgeous and successful as Deacon would want to keep Kade as his own sub.

Kade continues to be haunted, by the attack and the after-effects on his self-esteem. He finds himself continually doubting that Deacon will want more time with him. As their relationship continues to grow, Kade begins to gain confidence.

Reading a book that has a character who has a physical disability is much more rare than you would think. However, I appreciate them so much. It is important that people with disabilities be shown in all stages of their lives, including falling in love, having physical relationships, and even challenges that have little to do with their disabilities. I really appreciate that about this author, as this is a theme that has been woven through all of her books.

This book was not only well written, but I felt like this was an accurate portrayal of what someone in Kade’s situation may be challenged with, both physically and emotionally.

My final determination on this book is 4.5 pieces of eye candy. I hope to read more from this author very soon.

Morgan’s Review:

After a vicious attack left Kaden Thorn with physical
limitations, he is convinced he is nothing but a broken man. A brutal past
relationship definitely doesn’t help with his low self-esteem. He is a sub at
heart and all he wants is a Dom to see him for who he truly is. After the
attack, past occurrences with other Doms has him sure that part of his life is
over.
When his best friend invites
him over for dinner one weekend, Kade meets Deacon James. Tall, blonde and
beautiful, Kade is instantly attracted. After dinner, Deacon and Kade get to
know each other a little more, and Kade just can not see how anyone like Deacon
could ever be attracted to him. When Deacon asks Kade to dinner the following
Friday, sweet Kade is hesitant at first. He isn’t sure why Deacon would be willing
to take a chance on him. When dinner goes even better than Kade expected , he
is thrilled and he finally has some hope for the future.
As the relationship
between these two continues to grow, Deacon shows Kade all he is capable of
despite the loss of his legs. Kade finally begins to gain back his
self-respect. Deacon shows Kade he is worth so much more than he thinks and
despite his limitations he can still be an excellent sub.  
This book is very well written and I would recommend it to
anyone that enjoys BDSM with their romance. The connection between the two main
characters is beautiful and heart warming and I really enjoyed this story.  
Final determination is 4.5 pieces of eye candy.
Purchase Links:
Caged Sanctuary: Amazon
Desires Entwined Series:
Designs of Desire (Book 1): Amazon 
Desire’s Guardian (Book 2): Amazon
Temptations of Desire (Book 3):Amazon


Contact the Author:

Facebook
Twitter: @TempesteO

Author Bio:

Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual gender fluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing athttp://tempesteoriley.com/

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Blog Tour Stop, Review and Giveaway: The Case of the Heavenly Host ( A Mark Julian Vampire P.I. Mystery #3)

Book Blurb:

This is a series that takes place in NYC and involves a
vampire, Mark Julian, who is the nephew of Augustus Caesar. He is a private
investigator to the city’s supernatural community. He meets and falls in love
with a human Detective named Vinnie Pasquale.
His secretary, a sex demon shape shifter named Jaime, who
loves to dress in the style of  the
1940’s, assists Mark. By book two she meets her future love, Jean-Claude, the
crown prince of the City’s major werewolf clan.
Mark and friends solve cases while battling wits with
Tortego. He is the autocratic head of the supernatural city govt, a former head
of the Spanish  Inquisition and a vampire
who fears losing power to democratic counsel reformers like Jean-Claude.
By book ten you meet a cast that runs to approx., twenty and
the reader not only has a mystery case in each book but also reads about power
struggles, frustrated loves,  prejudice
against mixed supernatural couplings etc. unfold during the books thus far.


Book Title:  The Case of the Heavenly Host (A Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Mystery #3)
Author:  L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella
Publisher:  Ai Press; 2 edition (December 10, 2014)
Book Length:  141 pages
Genre:  Gay, Vampire, Romance, Mystery, Series

Morgan’s Review:


This is number 3 in the Mark Julian Vampire P.I Series. I
suggest you read the first two books in order to have a better understanding of
the Characters.  
This installment starts out with Mark, nervous, faced with
the task of planning his and Vin’s wedding alone. Little does he know, Vin’s
Mother has decided to lend a helping hand as well, and is bringing along her
best friend Teresa Castillo to help. These two little ladies are a trip when
they get together. They are not to be crossed.  As Maria and Teresa are off having a little
meeting with the archbishop, Mark receives a visit from a very unexpected guest
that adds a little more chaos to Marks life.  The Angel Raphael needs Mark’s help in finding
the sword that once belonged to the Archangel Michael. The sword was once
responsible for trapping away great evil. Now, there are two Dark Angels back
and they are on the Hunt for the Sword. Mark must got to any lengths possible
to make sure he reaches it first. The search is on. As Mark  follows his list of leads, Vin has a not so
pleasant encounter with the two evil Dark Angels.
In this story, we get to learn more about Mark’s past and
also get to see the events behind his turning.
This book is definitely not all romance and roses.  We have action, violence, danger, and lots of suspense.
Be ready for a story that will bust out all types of different emotions. It
doesn’t end on a very happy note, but it will definitely make you long for the
next book in the series. 
Final determination is four pieces of eye candy.
 



R-Rated Excerpt
Together Once More
Despite Mark’s eagerness to dive right into the
investigation, he realized he needed to be patient until the next day when the
names Raphael promised would be provided to him. He left his office for home
thinking that at the very least he could discuss the general outlines of job he
was undertaking with his lover. He had long
realized that, as a NYC detective, Vinnie’s perspective on
cases was a valuable resource.
Unfortunately Vinnie was not home when he arrived. Hoping to
secure any possible information about the sword’s whereabouts Mark pulled out a
Bible that Vinnie’s mom had given to her son.
Though there were passages mentioning the Archangel Michael,
nothing in any of them indicated what had been the fate of his sword. He was soon
frustrated. With no other ideas on what to do next, he decided he would try to
get some much needed sleep until Vinnie’s return.
Despite his best efforts however, all he could think about
his current lack of a clear plan to successfully complete the job. He was still
tossing and turning in their bed at three in the morning when an exhausted
Vinnie got back to their apartment. The PI heard his lover making the same type
of racket he always did when he was late getting home at night, while
endearingly trying not to be noisy. Somehow the brawny New York City detective
was simply incapable of being quiet. Mark sighed, just happy to know his
soon-to-be spouse had arrived back safely.
While he listened to Vinnie showering he wondered about the
case the latter was currently assigned too. 
Normally they shared the details of their respective cases, but this one
had become the exception to that rule. For some reason, Vinnie was under strict
orders not to divulge any of the facts about it to anyone. Although he had
tried to pry something from Vinnie, the latter had insisted he had given his
word of honor to keep silent. Once Mark heard that he stopped all further
inquiries on the matter. Vinnie took great pride in keeping his promises and he
did not want to be the cause of the detective not keeping such a commitment.
Vinnie’s belief in keeping one’s personal integrity was another quality that
bound them even closer.
He heard the shower go off and then a few minutes later,
Vinnie’s quiet footsteps moving toward their bed.  Bad day, hon?” Mark quizzed.
“Always a bad day,” Vinnie muttered. “About to get better.”
In a few seconds Mark felt the powerful presence of his
lover’s  well-muscled, taller frame
spooning close to his own back. Mark wanted to inform Vinnie right away about
the day’s events.
Vinnie’s actions however, clearly indicated he had something
other  than a nice chat in his mind. As
he felt the heat of his lover’s torso pressed against him, Mark decided to
simply enjoy the moment.
They had the rest of the night to discuss the location of a
sword.
“God, I miss you every second of every waking moment.”
Vinnie  kissed Mark’s ear before
beginning a sensual nibbling. His bristly five o’clock shadow erotically
scraped along the surface of the side of Mark’s neck. The vampire felt his
heart beat faster as familiar sensations of pure arousal flared.
“Oh, you do, huh,” Mark whispered as he pushed himself  backward into Vinnie’s powerful embrace. He
sensually wiggled his rump against Vinnie’s aroused manhood until, as he hoped,
he felt his partner moan with delight.
“Oh, babe,” Vinnie grunted as he pulled Mark tighter towards
him.
The detective kissed the now tender skin of Mark’s neck. His
warm breath brushed against the vampire’s hair. “More,” Mark mumbled as he used
his hips to wiggle his rump faster across Vinnie’s growing erection.
“Fuck,” Vinnie gasped as he humped against Mark’s backside.
Soon both men were fully erect.
“Definitely.” Mark sighed.
“Oh babe, I’m so beat I don’t think I have the energy.”
Vinnie chuckled, even as the erection that was pressing on Mark’s rear seemed
to indicate otherwise.
Mark shifted around so that he could face Vinnie. His own
respectable arousal now pressed against his lover’s. “Really? Too tired?” He teased
as he leaned his head forward towards Vinnie’s so they could kiss. Vinnie’s
slowly traced the outline Mark’s lips with the tip of his tongue while Mark let
his right hand descend between their bodies to fondle Vinnie’s nipples. This
action brought gasps from his partner as they stiffened under Mark’s grip.
“Well, maybe not that tired.” Vinnie groaned as he reached
downward to firmly take their joint hardness into a grip of his own.
He slowly pumped them both as they continued kissing. By now
their bodies were sweating. “Mark, I love you man.” Vinnie hissed in the height
of ecstasy, as he rested his head on Mark’s shoulder.
“Same, babe.” Mark let himself float on the erotic
stimulations being created by Vinnie’s expert mutual masturbation. Soon Vinnie
was nipping on Mark’s ear, knowing this drove the latter to an even higher
state of arousal. Mark responded by increasing his own manual stimulation of
Vinnie’s nipples. With the patient skill of longtime sexual partners, each had
by now an instinctive knowledge of precisely what turned on the other. The room
filled with their panting. Mark knew that both were edging closer towards a
climax.

“Aw yes.” Vinnie groaned………………..



Author Bio:
L. G. Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of the NYC metropolitan
area. Since an early age he has been interested in “Dr. Who”, all
things vampire, the late 1940’s noir movie style, pulp fictions and murder
mysteries.
When not writing he can usually be found at his version of
the “Letter Lounge” drinking a chilled cocktail with friends.
Although he does not know of any vampires, he holds out the hope to one-day
bump into one in a non-lethal encounter.
Author Contact Links:
Email:  l.g.fabbo.gonnella@gmail.com     
Facebook:  Mystery writings of L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mystery-writings-of-LG-Fabbo-Gonnella/433214210103946
Giveaway:
Grand Prize.  Books 1
and 2 ecopy
Second Prize:  an
ecopy of Book 1
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Additional Info:
Book
1

The
Case of the Choirboy Killer
·        
Print Length: 135 pages
·        
Genre:  Gay,
Romance, Vampire, Paranormal, Series
·        
Publisher: Ai Press; 2 edition (June 23, 2014)
·    

Blurb:

·     Mark
Julian is New York’s only private eye for the supernatural. He has a job to do,
one that includes not getting romantically involved with humans. Until a
feeding frenzy on gay men crosses his path with irresistible Detective Vincent
Pasquale of the NYPD. The paranormal world is about to collide with the human
world, in more ways than one… 

The city is being hit by a wave of killings
where the victims share two things in common: 1) they are gay and, 2) they have
been drained of blood. The press is having a field day using a witness’
description to label him as “the choirboy killer” and the gay community is up
in arms. Worse the local vampire council is convinced the killer one of their
own who has gone rogue and is intentionally committing these activities as an
affront the entire undead community. “I mean we just don’t act this way here,”
sniffed the head of the council, “I mean this is New York City after all!” 

The council goes to the only person from their
community who they think can find the killer and end his reign. Mark Julian, a
vampire like themselves and New York’s only private eye for the supernatural
world. With the help of his secretary Jaime, an incubus-succubus changeling sex
demon he begins the hunt. His only major problem is that one of New York’s
finest is also on the trail of the fiend who is dispatching the city’s
citizens. When hunky detective Vincent Pasquale and Julian cross paths the gay
detective finds the well-built handsome law officer is not only impeding his
quiet search but also, for the first time in centuries, getting him heated up
as well. Will they join forces or will one of them fall victim to the
sensational choirboy killer? 

Bonus Feature: The Curious Case of the Runaway
Incubus 

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Book 2
The Case of the Strega’s Touch
·        
Print Length: 139 pages
·        
Publisher: Ai Press; 2 edition (July 14, 2014)
·         Genre: Gay, Romance, Vampire, Paranormal, Mystery, Series
·     Blurb:
·     With a civil war between vampires and werewolves
looming, the last thing Mark Julian, Vampire, P.I. needs is romantic
entanglement with sexy human detective Vincent Pasquale. It’s all spinning out
of control… 

The crown prince of the werewolf clan has
disappeared and Tortego, his vampire enemy on the city’s supernatural governing
body, is suspected. With a horrific werewolf vs. vampire civil war now looming
the crafty Tortego has once more turned to Mark Julian for help in finding the
lost prince. But Mark is knee deep in his own problems. After the first rushes
of romance his relationship with the very human Detective Vinnie Pasquale is
getting tricky. 

To complicate matters further Vinnie’s mother
has a personal request for her son’s boyfriend, Mark. She wants him to find out
who killed and mutilated her best friend’s dog. With Jaime’s itching to join in
the cases will it all turn out all right in the end or, is a werewolf/vampire
all-out war and a personal breakup for him on his horizons. 

Also two bonus stories: The Case That Marked the
Beginning and The Panicky Case of the Cucciolo di lupo_ 

Publisher’s note: This book was previously
published. It has been edited for re-release with Ai Press. 

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Blog post and review: Here Comes Trouble by A.E. Via


Synopsis:

Detectives
Mark Ruxsberg and Chris Green are very good at their jobs. Being the
enforcers for God and Day’s notorious Atlanta PD Narcotics Task Force
causes the crazy duo to get into more trouble than they can often get out
of. The pair never misses out on an opportunity to drive their
Lieutenants crazy with their dangerous, reckless, and
costly stunts, landing them in the hot seat in front God… often.

Ruxs
and Green love their jobs and they don’t mind the very demanding schedule that
leaves them little time for socializing or dating. It was fine with them, they
enjoyed hanging out with each other anyway. 

However,
most of the men in their close circle of friends and colleagues are pairing off
and settling down. God has Day, Ro has Johnson, and their Sergeant
Syn has Furious. 

For
the past several years, Ruxs has only sought out the advice
and company of one person, his partner and best friend Green, and vice
versa. Both of these alpha males are presumed straight, but neither can
deny the heat that’s building in their once ‘just friends’ relationship.
Author A.E. Via

Title: 
HERE COMES TROUBLE

Series: NOTHING SPECIAL #3

M/M GAY ROMANCE CONTEMPORARY

Edited by: Tina
Adamski

Cover Artist –
Princess SO 

PAGE COUNT – 261

Release Date: November
28, 2014
Denise’s Review:
First, did you see the cover? If not, page back up and check it out!!! That is a delicious cover!!!
Now on to review. What can I say about this latest A.E Via book? Another hot, delicious ride through Atlanta’s dirty streets. These men she creates are just amazing.  A little (or a LOT) emotionally messed up, full of testosterone, and all apparently drawn to each other’s orbit.
Ruxs and Green have been partners and friends for five years, and are just getting to the point of admitting feelings for each other. They definitely have their work cut out for them, though. Ruxs with his issues in regards to his mother’s drug use and abuse of him, needs Green to be his friend, his confidante, and partner in every way. And Green steps up to the plate the instant he recognizes that need.
These men have such a great relationship, before they ever decide to turn it romantic. They enjoy each others company, make each other laugh-no matter the circumstance, and get into trouble together as enforcers for the narcotics task force. They make a great team, in all aspects. 
**Side note: DAMN, Ms. Via can write some of the HOTTEST sex scenes you will read.** 🙂
It was great to catch up with the entire cast of characters, and it was especially great to see so much of Curtis, who we met back with God and Day. I really enjoyed seeing his story move forward, as tough as it is.
Another great book by Ms. Via, and I’d love to see how this series might continue on!
Final determination is 4.5 pieces of eye candy…and boy is there A LOT of eye candy in this book.

Excerpt:
Green pushed hard, dislodging Ruxs from his back. He looked
over his shoulder, and did a double-take at the clear look of lust shining in
those light green eyes. Jesus Christ.
He jammed the key into the lock and hurried inside. He let Ruxs stumble his way
in on his own. Tossing the keys in the dish on the table, he moved further into
the loft, flicking on the lights as he went. He was in the kitchen pulling out
the carton of orange juice when he heard the light switch flick again, putting
him back into darkness. The street lights shone through the large windows,
casting shadows all over the place. He turned the carton up to his mouth,
figuring that Ruxs had hit the light by habit and was already in his room,
probably face down on his bed. 

Green shoved the juice back in the fridge and closed the
door. He turned around and ran into a brick wall. Ruxs’ chest. He was standing
directly behind him, quieter than a mouse in a room full of cats. 

“Fuck! Ruxs, what the hell are you doing?” Green barked.
Looking directly into Ruxs’ heavy-lidded eyes.

Ruxs didn’t say a word. He didn’t smile. He didn’t laugh it
off or say it was an accident. He just stared him down. 

“What. Are. You. Doing?” Green said with more irritation in
his voice. 

Ruxs took a couple steps forward and Green instinctually
moved back. The refrigerator was at his back and Ruxs’ arms slowly came up and
caged him in. Their faces were only inches apart. Damn he was acting so weird.
But Green was going to let him play out his little game so they could go to
bed. 
 

“Something on your mind,” Green said through clenched teeth. 

“Actually, yeah.” Ruxs finally grinned and Green got the
confirmation that it was just Ruxs being his usual asshole-ish self. “Why do
you think so many men are gay?”

Green resisted the urge to put Ruxs on his ass. “Are you
shittin’ me right now?”

“No. Really. I was just wondering that.”

“Oh. You were just
wondering that?” Green gave him a bullshit look. 

“Yeah. I mean we work around all these big motherfuckers
that are head-over-heels in love with other men. God and Day. Syn and Furi. Ro
and Johnson. All these badass men. Queer as a three-dollar bill. Highly
respected.” Ruxs leaned in closer and whispered softly, “In fucking love. Why
is that? What’s so great about it?”

Green gritted his teeth. “When you see God tomorrow, why
don’t you ask him? I’m sure he’d love to give you the answer. Just make sure
I’m there. I’d hate to miss that.”

“Why are you mocking me?” Ruxs growled low and Green stood
up straighter. 

“I’m not mocking you. But you’re being ridiculous and I’m
tired. Now move.” Green knocked Ruxs’ hands down and shoved him back with his
own chest. They were the same height, same build. Evenly matched. Ruxs dug his
heels in and stopped them. Ruxs put his heavy hands on Green’s shoulders and
begin to squeeze them. Green sighed heavily, wondering when this madness was
going to be over. 

“You’re so damn wound up. You want a massage?” Ruxs asked
nonchalantly like he was offering Green a piece of gum. 

Weirdly enough, massages were pretty common. Ruxs rubbed
Green’s shoulders all the time. Sometimes he had to rub cramps out of Ruxs’
calves after they worked out. After a good sparring match, Ruxs usually ended
up working the kinks out of Green’s lower back. But neither one of them were in
any pain right now. Except Ruxs being an annoying pain in his ass. He was
exhausted and they had to be to work early. 

“No. I don’t want a damn massage, Ruxs. It’s after fuckin’
midnight, get your damn hands off me.” Green knocked those very talented hands
off his shoulders and maneuvered around his partner. Thank God, this time Ruxs
let him go.

Author Bio:

A.E. Via is
still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing
embodies everything from spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include
intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she’s not
clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and
four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn,
named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.

While this is
only her sixth novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves
that – because the male on male action is just heating up!

Go to A.E.
Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on
how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads,
and where she’ll appear next.


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