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 

Buy Link:
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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Release Day Promo, Author Interview and Review: Fire and Water by Andrew Grey

Blurb:
Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after
a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the
streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses
have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a
drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued
by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous
Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.
Overhearing one of the officer’s comment about him being
shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought.
His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to
the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on
her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.
Red and Terry’s world collide as Red tries to track the
source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no
for an answer.  Together they might
discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on
the surface.

Title: Fire and Water
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Dec 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Author Interview:
We, at Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy, are
super stoked (okay, I might had let out a tiny squeal when he agreed to an
interview) to have the amazing Andrew Grey with us today to answer your burning
questions. Welcome, Mr. Grey, Andrew…well, how about we just call you AG,
today?  J
I definitely want to address your new book which comes out
today, but first I have to ask the random questions that always come to mind
for me when I get the opportunity to pick the brains of authors I love.
1.      
Denise at
Two Chicks Obsessed: Since I hear you just came back from a fabulous cruise
(which I am only slightly jealous
about), and are hopefully well rested, tell us a little about your travels. Do
you like to travel abroad, or do you stay close to home? What do love about
traveling, and what do you wish you never had to do when you travel? (Oh, the
stories I could tell on both of those subjects!)
Andrew
Grey:  I always enjoy travel.  Dominic does a lot to support me each and
every day, so our trips are part of the way I thank him for all his help.  New locations and surroundings always spawn a
number of interesting ideas for me and get my mind racing.  But I also use our trips to relax and try to
let go of some of the pressure and drive that keeps me going.  During the year, Dominic and I tend to stay
close to home, but during the winter he and I take a warm weather Caribbean
cruise.  Although it seems other travel
is on the horizon.  In 2016 for our 20th
anniversary, I am taking him to Europe.
2.      
D@TCO:
Do you have any favorite hobbies, or even strange hobbies? These can be very
telling about a person! I’ll tell you mine, so you don’t have to feel like a
strange hobby is well…strange. I collect tutus.
A.G.: 
I garden and Dominic and I collect antiques.  I used to have this really strange hobby,
writing, but somehow along the way it morphed into my full time job.  I tend to think I hit the jackpot with that
one. 
3.      
D@TCO:
Do you have a favorite piece of eye candy? I cannot tell a lie, mine is Tayte
Hanson with a runner up of Mike Thurston.
A.G.:  Yes.  I
don’t know who the guy is, but I really adore this photograph.  It’s sexy and suggestive and somehow I think
it would be nice to make all the tired go away. 
However if I had to choose a favorite it would be Can Gigandet.  That scene in Burlesque with the cookies in
front of his bits is perfect. 
4.      
D@TCO: Who
and what do you like to read when you just want to relax and sit back with a
cocktail and a book? And make sure you tell us what kind of cocktail that is!
A.G.:  Okay. 
First I read a great deal of MM romance. 
I get to write what I really love which is so awesome.  As for the drink, it would be Diet Coke.  I am not much of a drinker at all, so a
cocktail is generally out of the question. 
5.      
D@TCO: Tell
us a bit about what helped you make that transition into becoming an author. Or
was it always just something you wanted to do?
A.G.:  Its funny, but it just seemed to
happen.  I hadn’t really planned on
it.  With my first story, I got an idea
and decided to go with it.  That was in
January of 2007.  I wasn’t sure of
anything so I told no one.  Once that was
done, I began another.  Before I realized
it, I had developed this creative outlet that didn’t quit.  There was no grand plan. 
6.      
D@TCO: What
is the idea that came to you as you were writing, that you thought originally
“I can’t make this work”, but somehow you found a way?
A.G.:  I wrote a story that was published last
winter called Crossing Divides.  I set it
in Syria during the war.  It was a
complex and intense love story.  The idea
for it I dismissed multiple times, but then it wouldn’t go away and I had to
write it. 
7.      
D@TCO: This
is an important question, so I hope you answer correctly. Series or
stand-alones? Why?
A.G.:  I rarely set out to write a series. I write
one story and the characters for the next book sometimes pop out at me. Other
times they don’t.  It’s all about which
characters speak to me.  There are
stories I would love to make a series from, but there are no ideas there for me
to use. So the best answer I can give is that I let the characters decide for
me. 
8.      
D@TCO: How
do you feel about where the m/m romance genre is going? Is there something you
would change about the direction it has been moving over the last several
years?
A.G.:  That’s an interesting question.  But the best answer I can give is that the
direction of the genre is dictated by what readers want and enjoy.  I’m thrilled about the growth and acceptance
that the MM genre has helped build in society. Since M/M became popular DADT
was abolished and marriage equality has gained major ground. I think the
readers have a lot to do with that.   I
feel regardless of anything else, that that is the greatest legacy of our
genre. 
9.      
D@TCO:
Now, its time to tell us a bit about your latest release Fire and Water. I love
the synopsis of this story. Having two
very imperfect heroes, who are able to find their own perfection in life. Where
did you get the idea of a scarred man, meeting up with a perfect looking, but
somewhat shallow man, and finding love? What a fascinating storyline!
A.G.: In the beginning I was going for a
beauty and the beast sort of scenario. 
But I deviated from that greatly as the story unfolded. Both Red and
Terry have lived their lives based upon their flaws and it’s led them each to
an unhappy place in their lives.  Terry’s
shallowness led him to a dangerous ex-boyfriend, and Red’s personal life is
largely non-existent.   The story is
about looking deeper than what’s on the surface and once they both do that,
they find something they didn’t expect.
10.    D@TCO: What
are the traits you like the most in each of the characters, and what are the
traits that you liked the least about them?
A.G.:  To begin with Terry is very shallow and self
centered, neither of which are particularly endearing.  But with Terry I like that he’s able to see
the flaws in himself and that he has the drive to try to do something about
it.  And it’s that decision that put him
in Red’s path.
Red can be as stubborn as a mule, but he
has a heart of gold and displays it in some surprising ways.  He cares for the most at risk people in the
community, even when their plight is not popular.  What drove me crazy about Red is that he sees
in himself the flawed face that stares back at him in the mirror. (Even Red is
a little shallow, but only when it comes to himself.)
11.  
D@TCO: Last
question! Boxers, briefs, or commando. (This question is almost as important as
knowing if you prefer series or stand-alones, so think on this one hard!) I’m
sure you can understand that I had to cover all bases!
A.G.  I live in PA, so commando is definitely
out.  Who wants their bits frozen off?  God this is a strange question.  I have answered a lot of questions, but I
don’t usually get ones about my unmentionables. 
J  But I usually wear briefs.  

  

Denise’s Review:

What
a fascinating take on Beauty and the Beast this book was. Red, the
scarred man with confidence in himself, other than his looks, and Terry,
the man with some shallow traits, but overall just finding himself in a
rough situation.

Their
meeting does nothing but put a wedge between the two right away. Yet,
when Red figures out that Terry is in trouble soon after, he doesn’t
hesitate to step in and keep Terry safe. Quickly, Terry sees behind the
scarred face of Red, to the man beneath, who protects and serves, not
just his job but anyone he cares about. 

This
beautiful story really showed growth for both these characters. Red,
finally able to see his scars as something he can change, and that a
simple smile says more than those scars ever could. Terry, who allowed
himself to be bought by his ex, finding his own way, wanting to be free
of the emotional scars left behind, and open to allowing a flawed love
in.

Two characters with so much love to give, they just needed to find the right person to share that love with.

This was such a lovely story, and a definite re-read. Loved it!

Final determination is a definite 5 pieces of eye candy!

Excerpt:

A roar of laughter came up from the large table behind them,
and Terry turned to see what was happening. It was just a bunch of guys. He
recognized one of them as one of the paramedics from that afternoon. He watched
them for a few minutes and then turned back to Julie.
“Hey, Red,” he heard one of the men call. For some reason
Terry turned to see who it was and then quickly looked away. It was the huge
police officer who’d been at the pool. Terry turned back to the bar.
“It’s that policeman from the pool,” Julie said from next to
him. “The one with the scar.”
“Yeah, I saw him.” Terry took another gulp from his glass.
He’d noticed the guy as soon as he’d entered the pool area. Who wouldn’t? The
guy was huge. When Terry had first seen him, his mouth had begun to water. He
was just his type: tall, broad, built, filling out that uniform in all the
right places. A dreamboat… that is, until he’d gotten a look at the poor guy’s
face. To say he was ugly wasn’t right either… more like unfortunate. As his dad
had said as a joke once, “He had a face only a mother could love.”
“I wonder what happened to him,” Julie said and looked at
Terry when he huffed a little. “He seemed like a good enough guy. That woman
was all over you, but he listened and got down to the truth. There were no
accusations, and he was nice enough, for a cop with a job to do.” Her eyes
widened. “Something did happen to him. He wasn’t born with that scar, and maybe
he was poor and didn’t have the money for braces and the things we did.”
Terry turned back around. “I guess so.” He swallowed really
hard and continued watching the man, trying not to look like he was watching
him. Once, when he looked up, Terry caught his gaze. He knew instantly that the
man recognized him, and Terry turned back around.
“You guess so?” Julie said and then chuckled.
“I just agreed with you,” he told her, and their
conversation stopped when the news came on one of the channels again, and
Julie’s attention was diverted.
There were mirrors behind the bar, mostly ones advertising
various kinds of beer. He could see the police officer in one of them. The guys
he was with were loud, laughing a lot, and a few times Terry caught a glimpse
of a smile from the officer. It made Terry want to smile too. He turned back
around and scanned the room.

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Author Information:

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


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Book Promo and Author Guest Post: His Beautiful Samurai by Sedonia Guillone

Book Title:  His
Beautiful Samurai
Author:  Sedonia
Guillone
Publisher:   Ai Press; 2nd edition (May 14, 2013)
Book Length:  216
pages
Genre: M/M; Mystery; Romantic Suspense
Book Blurb:
Sex
and murder don’t mix but Detective Toshiro Genjin and psychic John Holmes do…
John
Holmes comes to Tokyo to help stop a killer. Through the use of his psychic
abilities, he can help find out things that no one else sees. Toshi is a
policeman who reluctantly accepts John’s help, but from their first touch, John
knows he wants more than that. He wants all Toshi can give him, and the heat
between them surprises, and delights him.
The modern killer, a historical murder of two samurai,
and Toshi’s need to honor other commitments combine to make the blooming love
between John and Toshi difficult. And dangerous. The more deeply they delve
into the past, the more unsure the future looks. Could the heat between them be
the only thing that can solve the mystery, despite all of the difficulties that
stand in their way? Can they find a way to keep what is most precious to them?
Haunting and powerful, His Beautiful Samurai is a murder mystery, a romance,
and a study in the supernatural. Get your hands on it today!
Author Guest Post:

Please forgive me. I just couldn’t help myself. A
work I created and populated, born of the man in my life who means everything
to me and the path my life has taken, has become so much a part of me that I
couldn’t fight the need anymore.
What need am I talking about? Simply, my need, as an author and
person, to allow myself to spend more time in this world, the world of the
White Tigers. As you may or may not know, John and Toshi encounter the world of
the White Tiger in the sequel to His Beautiful Samurai, entitled, Beautiful
Samurai, White Tiger, when Toshi is asked by a friend of his uncle’s to search
for a missing young man. Their search takes Toshi and John to this sensual gay
men’s hotel full of gorgeous, scantily clad guys. Not long after writing
Beautiful Samurai, White Tiger, I realized there were many more stories to be
told here, a cornucopia of hot m/m romances.
You might ask, well, if you love it so much, of course, that seems
perfectly natural! Why wouldn’t you write as many stories as you can?
Especially when there is a definite group of readers (bless all of you deep in
my heart!) who also love that world.
It wasn’t so simple. Even though I adore the White Tigers and have
gotten untold amounts of satisfaction and pleasure in writing this series, I
was younger, less experienced and carried a strong belief that I had burned
myself out, written myself out, that the series was done, nothing left, even
though I had two more stories in mind (i,e, that of the twins Mod and Tatou and
that of Jin and Wu Li who make an appearance in Men of Tokyo: Sudden Heat.
I didn’t realize that it would be best just to continue this
series and not worry about writing books I believed would be more popular. Now
I have taken the time to write to people who have signed the White Tigers
Fanlist as well as all those good-hearted kind and supportive readers on sites
like Facebook and Goodreads who have personally told me how much they loved the
series or have written one after the other reviews saying how much they loved
it. Yet others have written to me personally and expressed how much the White
Tigers stories have been comforting, helped them in their lives and moved them
deeply. How could I have been so short-sighted?!

Once I understood this
truth, I set about to fixing it immediately and within an hour had half of the
first chapter done of the next book in the series, Men of Tokyo: Forbidden
Cravings, the story of Mod and Tatou, the twins who are so mischievous and
lovable. They are crazy about Quan Chan and always tease him and make him
blush, but they are also two of his greatest admirers and did everything they
could to comfort him when his heart was broken in <strong>Men of Tokyo:
Sudden Surrender.</strong> However, Mod and Tatou are also as deep and
intelligent as they are mischievous and sexy and the story of how they came to
be at the White Tiger is in the process of being told. The good news also is
that for established readers of the White Tigers, Mod and Tatou’s story is an
enriching addition to the series and for readers new to the series, Men of
Tokyo: Forbidden Cravings can be read as a prequel to the whole series!







Excerpt:

Boston, Massachusetts
“In other world news tonight, in Tokyo, Japan, a serial killer has been terrorizing the eastern portion of the city for the last six months.”

John reached out to switch off the set, but something held him back.

“The Ronin Killer, has been dubbed so by Tokyo Metropolitan Police because of the use of a samurai sword to spear his victims.”

John sat at full attention, uncertain whether it was the military man in him, or the empathic psychic. Old habits didn’t just die hard, they went kicking and screaming. He stared at the screen. Police were loading sheet-covered corpses, apparently two bodies together, into the medical van outside of what appeared to be a fancy hotel. The top of the sheet protruded upward, attesting to the sword. It was obvious the killer had skewered his victims together. Christ…

“The Ronin Killer, so named after the masterless samurai warriors of Japan,” the anchorwoman went on, “refers to the manner in which the killer chooses his victims, seemingly at random, and then murders them with a samurai weapon. Police have been frustrated in the efforts to capture the Ronin Killer before his next strike. Their only clue is the manner in which two victims are killed at once, either in an embrace or during sexual intercourse.”

“Damn,” John murmured, a sick feeling rising in his gut. He continued to watch the footage.

“Police Inspectors Natsuka Yamamoto and Toshiro Genjin of the Criminal Investigation Bureau have been on the case since the first victims appeared nearly six months ago. They refused to comment on the string of murders.”

The cameras zoomed in on the two men. They were leaving the building. A middle-aged, shorter man walked in front of the other detective, seeming to shield him, but the cameras managed to catch glimpses of the second detective. A few seconds sufficed for John to see that the younger man was slim and handsome. John’s heart sped up slightly. The detective’s ebony hair framed an angular face in sexy layers that curled over his collar.

John watched the screen, his gaze glued on the taller figure of the young detective until he was no longer visible. The segment ended and John switched off the set. He shook his head. There was a time when he would have immediately booked a flight to Tokyo and turned up at the police station, offering his services to catch the killer. Hell, that Japanese detective was almost good-looking enough to pull him from his rest cure. However, his nerves were still shot from the series of cases he’d worked on with police over the last few years. Four months hadn’t proved to be enough of a vacation. His hands had only stopped shaking in the last week.

He pushed the image of that guy from his mind, fighting back the nagging spirals of heat whispering about in his long-neglected groin area. John Holmes filled his days with walks in the park, counseling at the VA, and whatever leisure and athletic activities would keep him fit between reading trashy detective novels and staring into space. No antique stores for him, nor any other place where the lives of the dead could crash in on him. No touching other people so he could experience all their grief and anguish and learn their deepest secrets. He didn’t even take his reading material from the library or get it at used bookstores because he’d sense the lives of the people who’d touched the book before him. He was resting until his own soul told him he was ready again.

Author Bio:
Multi-published, award-nominated author, Sedonia Guillone is
the owner-operator of Ai Press, publisher of erotic romances in all
genres.  Please come and visit!  www.ai-press.net
She lives on the water in Florida with a Renaissance man who
paints, writes poetry and tells her she’s the sweetest nymph he’s ever
met.   When she’s not writing erotic
romance, she loves watching spaghetti westerns, Jet Li and samurai flicks,
cuddling, and eating chocolate.  She
writes both man/man and man/woman erotic romances and hopes you’ll find
something you like!
Author Contact Links:
Email: Sedonia.guillone@gmail.com
Giveaway:
A Signed Copy of His Beautiful Samurai (Worldwide)
An Ebook of any Sedonia Guillone Title

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Blog Tour Stop, Review and Giveaway: Looking at Forever by Ann Lister

coverSynopsis:

Mick Wheland, Ivory
Tower’s bad-boy guitarist, has recently realized two important things
about himself. He prefers sex with men over women, and the idea of a
committed relationship doesn’t scare him as much as it once did. He’s
seen the positive effects of love from watching his band-mates find life
partners, and now he’s thinking he might be ready for the same himself.
The problem is knowing where to look for Mr. Right, and living out of a
suitcase while touring with a band is not exactly conducive to finding
real love. 

Sonny (Rooster)
Roostarelli leaves the seclusion of his Vancouver cabin, where he went
to lick his wounds after a contentious divorce, and moves back to Los
Angeles. He claims relocating to L.A. is for business purposes, but now
that the dust has settled on his failed marriage, Rooster feels he might
finally be ready to settle down – with a man.

A chance encounter for Wheland and Rooster on a busy L.A. street
rekindles an old friendship between the two professional musicians.
Rooster needs a short-term place to stay and Wheland has plenty of extra
space at his hillside estate and that lands Rooster in Wheland’s guest
room. 

What starts out as a music collaboration opportunity quickly turns
personal when the chemistry they have becomes too strong to ignore and
soon the music they’re making spills from the studio and into the
bedroom.

The road is a grueling bitch musicians love to hate. Being on stage
under the hot lights can sometimes be the only place they feel
comfortable and alive. Can two high-profile rock stars make a life
together in such an artificial world – on and off the stage… or will
past mistakes and family secrets keep them from finding their forever?

 mick wheland sonny
Morgan’s Review:
I will start out by saying; this book is my favorite in The
Rock Gods Series.  It starts out with a
chance encounter between two old friends that get to reconnect.  The attraction between the two is off the
charts intense.  Once the two begin to
give in to the chemistry the romance is beautiful.

As the bands Tour kicks off, we get to learn more about Wheland’s
past and see the reasons behind the choices he has made throughout the previous
books.  Getting to really know him down
deep was so interesting.   Rooster is just perfect for Wheland.  He is so supportive and exactly what Wheland
needs in his life.  He is the perfect
submissive match for Wheland’s dominate side. 
Throughout the book we get to see Wheland mature and grow into someone
that has never had a serious relationship, to a man that falls hard and loves
with his whole being.  I really enjoyed
getting to know Rooster as well.  He was
such a genuinely sweet person. 

This installment is full of every type of emotion.  The book is really well written and the
absolute love on the pages will tug at your heart.  I adored this story and these two are now,
without a doubt, my favorite couple.  Have some tissues ready at the end!
Final Determination is five pieces of eye candy:

Denise’s Review:

Holy Cow! I just finished this, and had to sit in my car and cry it out. Side note, if I am going to continue to read some of these books, I need to keep tissues in my car. 🙂

What an incredible love story. A little bit of insta-love, and yet not. They truly just found each other, then just slowly fell in love. Through some tough times, and then some truly tragic times, they continued to be there for one another, without question, without fail.

This book was a whole lot like watching a movie, seeing how their lives played out in front of them, living them, supporting each other, and having some seriously HAWT loving as well. If you had some “issues” with Wheland in the last book, you come to understand more about why and how his personality became what it was, and why he had so many issues with Cooper.

We also get to catch up on the guys we have already fell in love with, as well as see a couple of potential books ahead for the Rock Gods series.

Ms. Lister continues to improve as an author, and I would say this one is definitely the best I have read yet! Cannot wait to see how this series continues to move forward.

Final determination for me is five pieces of eye candy (Morgan and I think the same!) and a congrats to Ms. Lister on an amazing ride.

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about the author

 

Amazon Bestselling Author, Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Her nearly two decades working in video production gave her the behind-the-scenes inspiration for many of her rock star romance novels.
In 2013 Ann released
Fall For Me, Book One in a new series, The Rock Gods. Fall For Me was
her first full-length gay romance and it was a Finalist in the 2013
Rainbow Awards. Book Two in the Rock Gods series, Take What You Want,
released in Fall of 2013. Book Three in this series, Make You Mine,
released in May of 2014. 
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Book Review: A Walk Through Fire by Felice Stevens

Synopsis:

Years after running away from an abusive foster family, Asher Davis still inwardly struggles with the guilt of leaving his foster brothers behind. He’s climbed to unimaginable heights as a ruthless, high-powered attorney, creating a life of power and control. He takes whatever and whoever he wants.

Blaming himself for the death of his parents, Dr. Drew Klein retreats into a shell of loneliness, merely going through the motions of life. After a disastrous, short-lived marriage, Drew decides to leave his lucrative medical practice to set up a clinic for abused young men and women. The decision has more repercussions than Drew could ever imagine when the dark and sensual Ash Davis volunteers to help.

Although Drew isn’t gay, Ash is inexplicably drawn to him. He vows to simply bed him and forget him like he’s done with every other man. However, Drew’s sweet and caring nature and unexpected passion stun and frighten Ash, who questions his right to any happiness at all. And when Ash befriends an abused young man who unwittingly draws the clinic into danger, threatening Drew’s safety and that of his beloved grandmother, Ash discovers that there is nothing he won’t sacrifice to protect the love he never thought he’d find.

Denise’s Review:

I’ll start this review by saying, this was my first book from
Ms. Stevens and I will definitely be going back and reading Rescued. And
I will reread this one for sure. 

After I finished this book, I immediately messaged Felice Stevens and said “you broke my heart!”  She knew what I meant (and you will too when you read this amazing book). She did put it back together but I had quite the ugly cry going up to that point. The kind of cry where you are sitting alone on the stairs, bawling, but also happy because no one is home to see you.

How do I describe this fantastic book? At the beginning, you really don’t want to like Ash. You almost want to smack him up the side of the head, because he’s kind of a jerk. But you learn the further along you go that his reasons are his own for acting as he does. He volunteers at the clinic because he feels the need to help those that were in his similar situation, but other than that wants no other connection to his feelings. Yet somehow, over time Drew is able to break through those strong walls he had built up with not just bricks but solid steel.

Meanwhile, Drew…the nice guy, nobody wants him hurt, everybody loves him. Yet he’s lonely and wants to be loved. He tries the straight thing, and yet finds that Ash draws him in, slowly, but completely. They take their time, learn more about one another, and don’t rush into anything. They find, though, that they are drawn back to each other, like magnets, unable to stay away.

There is a tough ugly cry scene towards the end, which honestly, I had to put my kindle down and walk away from for a little while. However, this story is one about love and loss, and about hope found. 

**Side note…there are little nuggets of a possible future book in there if you look hard enough. 🙂

This book was such an amazing ride for two very different men. Finding their world together. Loving each other not just despite their faults, but honoring how those faults came to be.

My first book with Felice Stevens-who I found out during this process is honestly a beautiful person as well as a great author-and I definitely do not want it to be my last.

Final determination for A Walk Through Fire is a strong 4.5 pieces of eye candy. I cannot wait to read more from this new author.

 Check out this awesome graphic by @oorjanie. 🙂

Felice Stevens’ Purchase Links:

A Walk Through Fire 

Rescued

Synopsis: 

Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection. His parents rejected him because of his sexuality and his lover decided drugs were more important than his love. The only bright light in his life is his younger brother and his rescued pit bull, But now his mother’s punishment for the lifestyle she doesn’t approve of has cut him off from his brother he loves so desperately. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started. 

Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. Her ultimatum to get married pushes him to break off their relationship and he’s determined not to jump into the dating scene. When a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he calls the neighborhood rescue for help. 

After adopting one of the dogs, Jason finds he can’t forget Ryder, and the two become fast friends. Then one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. After Jason devises a plan to bring Ryder and his brother together, they can no longer deny the passion between them. Will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the gender?

Author Bio:

I have always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, I always hope there is 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 enjoy a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. And once I picked up my first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew she wanted to write her 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. Although i practice law, I 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: Bad Boys Need Love Too: Max and Nate by Christa Tomlinson

Synopsis:

We’ve all had our experiences with him. The Bad Boy. The one we admire from a distance, but never think of approaching. The one with the hard body, and perfect stubble, who’s too handsome for his own good. 


For me it was Nate McKinney. We met when I joined his gym. He expressed an interest in me, but I didn’t believe it. What would a man like him want with a nerd like me? Nate had to do a little persuading to convince me his attraction was real. He showed me how deep and hot his passion ran for me. Sometimes he was gentle. Sometimes he was rough. And I enjoyed it all. 


But can I trust what he says? All signs indicate he’s using me for what I can do for his company. I can’t fall for a man like that. I can resist him. Right? 


Kevin Roberts

Denise’s Review of Nate:

So, it’s not easy to hide, I’m a Christa Tomlinson fangirl. I adore her as a person, and an author. She is a positive, upbeat person, and as an author she is a research fiend, writes so well, and is supportive of other authors. I love that!!!

I had the extreme honor of beta reading Bad Boys Need Love Too, which was Joseph and Gage’s story, and, gosh, can you say HAWT???? Christa can write a sex scene!!! So, when I found out that she was doing short stories of Max and Nate, I skipped right over and bought them.  Now, I really enjoyed Max’s story, with the lovely silver fox of Patrick. However, the one that spoke to me the most was Nate, for sure! Hence, why I am doing the Nate review.

Nate spoke to the fitness queen in me–my other life includes being a fitness instructor.  He was so passionate about his gym, and specifically making sure that the gym newbie, Kevin, had ALL his needs met. Of course, so much of that was Nate wanting a little Kevin as his cardio burn later, but that’s fine, that’s why I read Christa’s books!

The connection between the two was filled with heat, some confusion on Kevin’s part (“why would Nate want scrawny me?”) and some miscommunication. However, in the end, you could definitely pick up on the energy these two brought out in each other. I loved that Kevin was breaking out of his shell, hitting the gym when he was new at it, and embracing new things in his life.

Side note: I also really loved some of Christa’s exercise ideas in the book…I ended up using some in a class I was teaching a few days later!!!

One thing that impressed me so much with both the Nate and Max books. I found as I was reading Max, it occurred to me that the timing of all three BBNLT books that their timing was all the same. I was amazed at the level of detail, and planning that must have gone into that. Kudos to Christa for that, because that takes a lot of forethought, as well as strong plot development. Awesome work!

In the end, this couple really hit all the high notes for me, connecting with me on a level more than just emotional, but the part of me that is connected deeply with how fitness and a love of yourself are so intertwined. I would have loved more Nate and Kevin (Christa, it was too short for me! 🙂 

I don’t think she hears that often! 

Final determination. 4.5 pieces of eye candy, and follow up on these 6 men would not be remiss, just saying!

Synopsis: 
We’ve all had our experiences with him. The Bad Boy. The one we know better than to get involved with. The strong, quiet type with a voice as smooth and cool as chocolate whiskey ice cream. 

For me it was Max Stovall. We met, when at forty-two years old, I decided to get my first tattoo. He didn’t say much, but he didn’t have to. I was immediately attracted to him. I knew he was attracted to me too, even though he played it cool and pretended otherwise. 

Getting close to him won’t be easy. He’s in the closet and determined to stay there. Do I walk away, or show him life is better out here, with me? 

Dr. Patrick Bishop


Morgan’s Review of Max: 

Private, sexy, tattoo artist Max is firmly in the closet. Worried about the possible backlash from his family and community, Max is convinced he will never be able to settle down and be happy. During a tattoo convention he meets the beautiful silver haired Dr. Patrick. The instant attraction is very powerful. 

The more time Max spends with Patrick the more he opens up. It is a real struggle for Max to come to terms with his sexuality but when he does it was so great to see him finally relax and be able to be himself around his friends. 

The story was short and sweet and very enjoyable.

Final determination: Four pieces of Eye Candy. 

Buy Links: 

Bad Boys Need Love Too: Max

Bad Boys Need Love Too: Nate

Also to Read from Christa Tomlinson:

Bad Boys Need Love Too (Gage and Joseph’s story)

Synopsis: 

“You won’t let anybody else have you, Joseph. I won’t let anybody else have you. I want you all to myself.” – Gage Mason 


We’ve all had our experience with him. The Bad Boy. The one we’ve been warned about. The one with rips in his jeans and a lazy, devil may care smile on his mouth. The one who makes you do bad things that feel so good. 


For me it was Gage Mason. We met when he worked on my Ducati. I knew immediately he was trouble, but something about that Bad Boy drew me in. Maybe it’s his dark eyes that study me like he wants to know everything about me. Maybe it’s the way he makes me feel; the rough touch of his hands, his possessive grip on my hair when we kiss, the way he feels deep inside me. Or maybe it’s the way he needs me, even though he won’t admit it. 


For once in my life I’m taking a risk. Despite everything that tells me I shouldn’t, I’m taking a chance to be with Gage. I don’t know if it will end well, but I do know I can’t resist that Bad Boy. 
Joseph Naderi

The Seargeant


Synopsis:

“You’re the only one I want to control. The only one whose submission I want, need, and crave with every part of me, every second of every day.” 
– Sergeant Logan Pierce 


Sergeant Logan Pierce: Head of Houston’s elite SWAT team. He leads his squad with cool efficiency, taking down rough criminals while keeping his team safe. But behind closed doors he sets a darker part of himself free. He’s a Dominant in the world of Bondage and Domination. As a Dom, he’s controlled many submissives, but never had one for his own. That’s because there’s only one man he wants: Corporal Clay Foster. 


Corporal Clay Foster: Highly trained SWAT officer. He’s always the first one to face the dangerous situations of their job. Over the years he’d noticed his Sergeant’s secretly admiring glances and suspected his attraction. One night, with one kiss, he’s proven correct. Clay dives headlong into the rough passion of BDSM that Logan introduces him to. He submits to Logan’s control, accepting the sweet shackles that bind him to his Sergeant. But secrets, both his and Logan’s, force him to leave the newfound safety of his Dom’s arms. 


Logan refuses to let go of what he’s wanted for so long, Clay as his own, proudly wearing his collar. Clay wants to be his. He knows it and Clay knows it too. Can Logan safely guide Clay through the obstacles that separate them until he can claim his submissive once more?

Wanna Read Denise’s Review of The Sergeant? Just click: Review of The Sergeant by Christa Tomlinson

 
Connect with Christa Tomlinson:

Twitter: @christa_writes
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Blog tour stop, review, interview, excerpt and giveaway: Love You Senseless by Susan Mac Nicol

Synopsis:

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.

Book Title:   Love You Senseless: Men of London

Author:  Susan Mac Nicol
Publisher:   Boroughs Publishing Group
Book Length:  160 pages
Genre:  Gay, Romance, Novel


Denise’s Review:

I
am going to take a moment and fangirl (just sit back and relax). Months
ago, Ms. Mac Nicol posted in her FB group a picture, starting a contest
to name the restaurant that would be featured in her new series, Men of
London. Something in that moment captivated me. I’m not sure if it was
the picture, the challenge of the competition (which I did not win,
sadly), or just her description of the location and characters that were
swirling in her head. Nonetheless, I was instantly taken with the idea
of this series, and on more than one occasion, I might have asked
Sue “when is this coming” in a not so whiny voice. She would ever so
patiently answer me, and I would be relieved for a short time until it
was time to ask again–usually when I needed a jolt on a book.

So,
needless to say, when this book came out, I immediately jumped on it (I
have already learned not to pre-order because it clearly does not help
the author’s rankings, and I want them to get the best ranking
possible!). Unfortunately, I was in the middle of another book I needed
to read for a review, and had to wait three whole endless days–once
again, I was deterred from reading another Susan Mac Nicol book–it is
as if the universe has decided that delayed gratification will help me
here, which is NOT true. 🙂

Anyway,
how about on to the review? I was not disappointed in Love You
Senseless, at all. It was everything I had been clamoring for and more.
Gideon, with his painful past, and his tough as nails attitude, combined
with his current sensory deprivation challenges made me fall in love
with him immediately. Eddie, well, he was just plain fun, and a perfect
offset to Gideon.

I really enjoyed
these two characters, and their interaction was just fantastic. Eddie
was such a fun loving character (watch for an interview with Eddie later
this month), and was able to bring joy back to a dark character such as
Gideon. They were truly the epitome of “opposites attract” and with
that, they hit the perfect blend of spice, fun, and heat in the bedroom
(and the kitchen-shhhh, don’t tell the health examiner).

An example of Eddie’s rather fun point of view:

“Eddie
was sure one of them (abstract paintings on the wall) was a picture of
an elephant with an erection, with a dwarf riding on his back. Gideon
had spluttered with laughter when Eddie had innocently blinked his eyes
and imparted that little gem of wisdom.

I
thoroughly enjoyed the journey with these two men, as I do so often
with a Susan Mac Nicol book. There is never a lack of men who are hot,
and a hot mess at the same time with one of her books. I love living in
Ms. Mac Nicol’s world where all the men are in love, looking for their
HEA, and finding it in the most unlikely of places. I emailed Sue as I
was reading LYS, and she sent me this back: “Just wait until you meet
Taylor and Draven. And Leslie and Cameron.” Uh oh, looks like we are in
for a ride, and certainly one I can’t wait to be on!

Final
determination is 4.5 pieces of eye candy, and a “can’t wait for more of
these Men of London” flag that is flying. Grab the book and get on this
train!


Author Interview:



What is your favorite hobby:



Well, it used to be writing ☺ Then I started doing this for a living of sorts and you know what? It’s still writing. I’m not a sporty person so I don’t play any sports, I love to swim when I can but I’m not fond of indoor public swimming pools and I’d rather have my own. That’s not something you can generally do in England…



So for me, both to relax and keep myself and my mind busy, I choose writing. Of course, I’m a HUGE reader too and when I’m not writing, I tend to be reading works by some great authors in my chosen genre.



What is your favorite place to travel-have traveled or would like to travel:



I loved visiting the States back in 1999. I did a whistle stop tour which included New York, New Orleans, Disneyworld in Florida and Kentucky. My favourite city was New York, it was such a thrill to walk down Fifth Avenue and attend a show on Broadway. Next would by New Orleans. I walked Bourbon Street, went down to the swamps in a small paddle boat, saw alligators and had dinner on an enormous steam paddle ship. I’ve also visited Romania and seen Dracula’s Castle and been to the deserts of Tunisia.



I’ve always wanted to go to Machu Picchu in Peru, as I love all things ancient and historical I’m not sure I could handle the weather or the bugs and insects though. I’m not at all fond of creepy crawlies.



What is your favorite recipe-the thing you love to cook just for yourself and/or loved ones:



Aha, since writing a book about chefs, restaurants and cooking, everyone asks me this. And I shall tell you a secret. I’m not into cooking. At all. I’m one of those people who can live on a sandwich, fried egg on toast or a microwave meal. My family are the chefs and they are the ones who inspired me to write Love You Senseless and include two sexy chefs falling in love. However, in my defence, I prepare a mean Mexican dinner of fajitas, guacamole, salsa and all the trimmings. So that’s probably what you’d get if I was cooking.



What is your favorite thing about Gideon-what do you love the most:



Gideon is strong and protective. He’s a good soul at heart despite his grouchy demeanour. I love his capacity to admit the feelings he has for Eddie and admit that he actually does need someone. He’s been so busy pushing people away, trying to deal with things on his own that to see him let his guard down is just perfect.


What is your favorite thing to dislike about Gideon-that one thing that drives you most crazy:



It would be the fact that he tries to do everything on his own, shoulder his grief and torment by himself. It’s a character trait I share and I know exactly how it feels putting on a strong face to the outside world while bottling everything inside. There’s an inescapable truth to life- I think we all need someone to share the sorrows and the ups and downs and I don’t think any man is an island destined to stand alone in a sea of self


R-Rated Excerpt



Flynn leaned forward and kissed him, stopping his words and Anthony groaned softly in the back of his throat as their lips met. His hands pressed into the back of Flynn’s head, as his tongue slid wetly into his mouth. Flynn felt his need for him in the way he kissed. If truth be told, he was feeling extremely horny himself tonight.

It wasn’t the first time they’d made love since he’d been taken by BTK. He’d needed Anthony’s closeness in the following days, his intimacy to try and keep away the memories of being tied down to a table or a bench and threatened with rape and death. Sex with the man he adored was a great distraction.

Their kiss grew in intensity and Anthony’s hands strayed over his backside, pulling Flynn onto his lap, their hardened cocks pressing against each other. Flynn pressed back, his hands impatiently tugging Anthony’s shirt out of his trousers. Anthony stopped his assault on his mouth to look at Flynn with darkened eyes.

“Hell, tesore mio , you taste so good.“ His words tailed off as Flynn stroked his stomach, feeling the hardened muscles of his abdomen as he finished the job he’d started, unbuttoning the shirt completely and sliding his hands across his lover’s broad chest. Anthony groaned softly.

“So do you,” Flynn murmured against his mouth. He chuckled softly as Anthony’s fingers slid under his loose tee shirt and caressed his nipple, one of Flynn’s really needy erogenous spots, which caused him to take a deep breath at the sensations that touch was causing.


Author Bio:
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.

Author Contact Links:
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Blog Tour Stop, Review and Giveaway: Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan

SLEIGH RIDE 

Book Two of the Minnesota Christmas Series

The way to a man’s heart is on a sleigh.

Arthur Anderson doesn’t want
anything to do with love and romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to
play Santa in his mother’s library fundraising scheme. He knows full
well what she really wants is to hook him up with the town’s lanky, prissy librarian.

It’s clear Gabriel Higgins doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a
boyfriend, as anyone at all. But when Arthur’s efforts to wiggle out of
the fundraiser lead to getting to know the man behind the storytime
idol, he can’t help but be charmed. The least he can do is be neighborly
and help Gabriel find a few local friends.

As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist
they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like
the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the
way to happily ever after.

Warning: Contains a feisty librarian, a boorish bear, small town politics, deer sausage, and a boy who wants a doll.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERIES

The
Minnesota Christmas series is a light-hearted escape into an idyllic
Minnesota Northwoods small town. Bears and lumberjacks and hairstylists,
oh my—and now, with the introduction of Gabriel Higgins, the most
devious creatures of all. Librarians.
In Logan, Minnesota, you can expect shenanigans, snow, plenty of sex, and always a happily ever after.

Denise’s Review



If you haven’t read a Heidi Cullinan book before, you really don’t know what you’ve been missing. I have yet to read one where I haven’t had at least one moment where my jaw has dropped, and I’ve had to sit back and reassess everything I had already been thinking about the characters. I didn’t expect that in a sweet Christmas story. Once again, Ms. Cullinan has surprised me. A little Christmas BDSM? Why yes, thank you!

In this “sweet” story, Gabriel and Arthur circle around each other trying to decide if this is what they were looking for. Clearly it wasn’t initially, with Arthur adamantly saying he had no desire for a relationship and Arthur having no idea how to keep his orderly world the same as it had been. And yet as they come together you see that they are a great example of opposites attracting. Arthur a short bear type with Dom-like tendencies and Gabriel the tall thin sexually submissive town librarian.


While these two men try to avoid each other, Arthur’s mother has other plans. As they Circle each other we we see that Arthur has endless patience but still a strong edge of pushiness. Meanwhile Gabriel needs his boundaries pushed to realize where he needs to be in life. They learn together and it turns itself into a slightly dirty holiday story. And dirty should never turn off for the holidays. Yay for that! 
This book is a mixture of sweet and dirty, loving and angry, and just downright fun. I loved every minute of this book. These two men were just a ton of fun to get to know. Hoping for a Minnesota Christmas 3 next year!! (And just loving some of the great Minnesota references, as usual. I love seeing things in Heidi’s books that I actually have seen before.)
Final determination is 4 1/2 pieces of eye candy. Grab this and add a little dirty fun to your holidays!!






Excerpt: R-Rated

They were at the truck now. Arthur crowded him gently into
the door and stroked his hair. “You won’t mess it up. I promise. But will you
tell me why, seriously? Why you want me? Because I didn’t expect it. I’m…kind
of worried you’ll take it back.”
Gabriel leaned into those hands, staring at Arthur’s lips
nestled in his beard because he couldn’t bear to look him in the eye. “I said
it because when you’re not making me crazy, you make me happier than I’ve ever
been, make me feel freer than I’ve ever felt.” He shut his eyes. “Except I’m
completely neurotic about sex, I’m too fussy and contradictory, and—”
Arthur stopped him with a slow, drugging kiss, lacing his
tongue with Gabriel’s until he whimpered. When Arthur drew back, he nuzzled his
beard at Gabriel’s jaw while he murmured in his ear. “How neurotic you are
about sex is my favorite thing about you.”
Gabriel’s heart turned over, then threw up its guards. “Shut
up, nobody likes that.”

“I do. I want to lap up your neurotic hang-ups about sex
with a spoon.” He kissed Gabriel’s neck. “I want to keep you safe, sweetheart.
I want to be the safe space where you can let go. Because you know I’ll never
let anyone hurt you. Because you know I enjoy everything about you.” He ran his
tongue down the length of Gabriel’s ear, gripping his shoulders when he
shuddered and tried to jerk away—before melting into him. “I want to keep you
safe, but while I do it, I’m gonna fuck the hell out of you. I want to pull at
every one of your neuroses like threads until you come apart in my arms.”

Gabriel’s eyes rolled back in his head—he wasn’t far from
coming apart right now. How he could feel so gooey and yet so turned on at the
same time was something only Arthur could do. “You make me feel so sexy. Nobody
ever made me feel sexy.” He skimmed a thumb along Arthur’s shoulders. “And
safe.”
“You are sexy. And safe. This is all you, Gabriel. You’ve
had this in you all along.” He boldly gripped Gabriel’s erection through his
trousers, massaging it into a full-on iron bar. Gabriel moaned, thrusting into
his hand, and Arthur laughed darkly, burrowing in and sucking on Gabriel’s
neck. “Goddamn, but I love me some kinky librarian. My kinky librarian.”

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Author Bio

Heidi
Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy
ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to
write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just
aren’t enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn’t writing, she
enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching
television with her husband and teenaged daughter. Heidi is a vocal
advocate for LGBT rights and is proud to be from the first Midwestern
state with full marriage equality. Find out more about Heidi, including
her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.

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Book Release Day Promo: Strange Addiction (The 12 Olympians #4) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Brock Holloway has it all — money, friends, a bitchin’ car and a promising football career. At least, that’s what people see. Inside, though, Brock is fighting for something he knows he can never have: Unconditional love. As the child of Aphrodite, he is worshipped, admired, wanted – but never loved.
Zack Duran is a wolverine shifter — and not a nice guy. Zack’s shifter side is always in control, often making him heartless and unfeeling. When Zack is assigned to guard Brock Holloway, his tactless wolverine tendencies become even more prevalent and Zack has to fight his shifter personality AND his genuine feelings for the beautiful football player.
A near tragedy shakes him to his core, and Zack can no longer fight the feelings he has for Brock. But giving in to his emotions may come at too high a price. A startling secret charges Brock with the nearly impossible task of taming Zack’s beast. Is he up to the challenge? Can Zack give him what he needs? And with danger working overtime, can they finally be together as they were intended?

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Best selling author, Sandrine (Sandy) was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by “Old School” French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn’t until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research. She’s been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She’s traveled the world, but has finally returned to Arizona.
There is now an Assassin/Shifter website!! Many thanks to the talented Jenn Watts for all her hard work! 



 

 


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