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?

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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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OTHER BOOKS IN THE ROCK GOD SERIES!!
#1 Fall for Me
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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

 
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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.

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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.
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Blog Tour Stop: This Is Not a Love Story: The Hacker and His Hero by A.E. Lawless

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Ever since Gran’s death, Zander’s been using his skills as an elite computer hacker to help put criminals behind bars. Surprisingly enough, there’s also another vigilante running around his city helping folks out in the more traditional way. The press likes to pretend they’re rivals, but Zander likes to think that he and the Night Angel are working together; they want the same things at least.

When a tough case forces the two vigilantes to actually work together, Zander’s insistent fascination with the Night Angel becomes powerful attraction. It wouldn’t be a problem, except Zander’s also fooling around with his boss at the day job, Reese. They both give him something the other can’t, but both of them are also holding something he needs back from him. Zander knows he has to choose, but he just doesn’t see any way to make a good choice.

A break in the case reveals not only the master plot, but more about Zander’s true nature than he ever expected to learn. Afterwards, Zander is seeing the world in a new light and realizes he may not have to sacrifice anything he needs; he may not have to make a choice after all.

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A.E. lives in south Louisiana where everything is bigger, covered in camo and made with more butter. She sweats her way through the summers because she loves the people, the food and the culture found only there.

She couldn’t manage any writing at all without copious amounts of coffee and her writing partner: her cat Bacon.

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Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway: Strange Addiction (The 12 Olympian #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?

Release Date: November 15th!

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.
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Book Review Blitz: Bad Boys Need Love Too by Christa Tomlison

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Bad Boys need love Too
Book Title: Bad Boys Need Love Too
Author: Christa Tomlinson
Genre: GLBT Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 2014
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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

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A few minutes after seven o’clock, Gage rang the bell to Joseph’s townhouse. He looked around the area as he waited for him to answer the door. The place was nice and well-kept, but bland. It fit in more with the suit side of Joseph rather than the ponytail and motorcycle side of him. He wasn’t sure if he liked it or not. The door opened and an immediate wave of arousal washed over Gage. Joseph was dressed more casually than he’d ever seen him. His hair was in a sloppy ponytail with messy tendrils escaping randomly. He had on a t-shirt with the logo of a band he didn’t recognize, and his frayed and washed out jeans sat low, really low, on his hips. The tattered hems of the jeans covered half of his bare feet. Gage decided he didn’t care what the house looked like. If it let Joseph be this at ease, then he liked it.

Joseph smiled at Gage before stepping back to let him in. “Hey. You find the place okay?”

“Yeah. It was a pretty straight shot over here from the shop.”

 

Joseph discreetly inhaled as Gage passed him. He’d obviously just gotten out of the shower. The clean scent of the ocean was on his skin and his hair was still wet and slicked back. The man smelled good and looked even better. He noticed Gage watching him. Joseph cleared his throat, hoping he hadn’t been too obvious checking him out. “The game’s already on. I can grab us a couple of beers and then show you around if you want before we watch.” Gage didn’t say anything so Joseph took that as agreement and went into the kitchen.

Joseph grabbed two beers out of the fridge and took them over to the counter. He heard Gage’s footsteps come into the kitchen as he set the beers down to look for a bottle opener. “I hope Shiner is okay. I like to drink local beers,” he said without turning around. But again Gage didn’t answer. His footsteps came closer and Joseph went still as he came up behind him. Gage brushed his ponytail aside and trailed his lips over the back of his neck before he whispered into his ear.

“I don’t want to watch baseball.” Gage’s hand closed over his, moving it away from the bottle. “I don’t want a fucking beer.” That same hand drifted up his arm, raising goose bumps on his skin before it slid under his shirt to caress his belly. “You already know it, but I’m telling you that I want you.” Joseph gasped as Gage’s hand slid down to the waistband of his jeans, popping them open. The zipper went down, one slow metallic rasp at a time.

“So you tell me right now if you don’t want this to happen.”

Joseph could barely control his breathing as Gage’s hand slipped inside his jeans to tease his growing erection.

 “Otherwise, I’m gonna be deep inside you within the next fifteen minutes.”

Gage squeezed his cock and Joseph moaned, pushing his ass back against the hardness he felt behind him. Gage groaned and licked his neck.

 “Maybe sooner. What’s it gonna be, Joseph?”

Joseph took a moment to answer. Not because he was unsure, but because Gage’s fingers on his shaft, and his body heat against his skin, and that voice in his ear had his brain a little bit scrambled. “No baseball. I want you.”

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Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.

Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters’ romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.

Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. You can follow her on Twitter at @christa_writes and on Facebook at Christa Tomlinson. For more on Christa’s work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit ChristaTomlinson.Blogspot.com

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Blurb:
Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?

What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving, roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.

Both men lead Grif through a twisted mesh of pleasure, pain, and denial, as they force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.

Denise’s Review:

I will start by saying, this book is definitely not going to be for everyone. When I emailed the author he was very careful to mention (more than once to his credit) that there were lots of instances of degradation in this book. And he was absolutely correct. So, if that is not for you, this is not a book for you.

However, that being said, I didn’t think the instances were horrific, by any means-I have read worse. They were realistic for someone who quite possibly might have a problem such as this, much smaller than average penis, and Grif found that his way of coping was to deal with the humiliation of take care of another, suffering orgasm denial (self inflicted or by another) and being called what to many would be very inappropriate names. There was a lot of that, but that wasn’t all this story was about.

This was about a man who, despite having a small penis, was able to find his way in life to become a confident man, a sexual being, and how that came to be.

The book is told without being linear. The book started in Fall of 2013, then quickly regressed to the 1990s, back to 2004, on to 2013, and back again. If that is hard to follow for you, this book may be a challenge. For me, it definitely was a challenge, but it was actually a challenge I enjoyed. I found that it made me really think about why certain things happened, and watch to see if those questions were answered or not.

I will not deny that several of the degradation scenes or comments were difficult at times. I found myself swallowing, maybe even taking a break from the book for a short time, then heading back. However, in the end this book was a love story, unconventional, no doubt, but a love story in the end. Grif loved two men (not at the same time), and this book showed how he was able to use that love to sustain him and grow as a person.

There were some very significant editing issues in this book. I did bring one major issue to the attention of the author, but just in general I felt that the editor of this book missed too many things for me to be able to give this book a 5 pieces of eye candy rating. The story was fantastic, though, and I honestly am looking forward to the second book in this series.

Final determination is 4.5 pieces of eye candy. Pick this book up!



Author Bio:
Joseph is a born and raised Southern Californian—with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. He loves the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and considers himself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing.

A lifelong reader of m/m fiction, he began his writing career one night sitting at his MacBook and has never looked back. He writes to bring the characters he dreams about to life.


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