Blog Hop Stop: Sloan Johnson

Sloan Johnson’s next book Godsend comes out February 9th. I cannot wait for you to read this book!!! It is a truly beautiful story about a very difficult subject, grief. The book touched me so much.

Blurb:

You can’t choose who you fall in love with. Despite knowing from a young age that he was gay, Scott Murphy couldn’t imagine life without Shelly. He threw away the labels and had eleven amazing years with her, but now, he feels even more lost trying to figure out how to move on after Shelly’s death. After nearly a year of watching Scott fade away, Shelly’s father forces him to start living again.

As much as Chris loathes the idea of attending a bereavement group week after week, it’s one of the only places he can go in this town, other than the bar, to not feel so alone. When there’s nothing to distract him or dull his senses, he spends too much time obsessing over how he should have been able to help his sister. When Scott shows up at his group session, Chris decides that maybe some good can come out of his sister’s death.

There’s no denying that Chris is the first man to catch Scott’s attention in a long time, but how can he move on when just thinking of Shelly sends him to his dark place?

The road to recovery won’t be an easy one, but Chris is determined to help Scott see that life is still worth living. But before Scott can allow himself to admit what he feels for Chris, he knows he has to reveal the full truth about Shelly’s death.

Dance with Destiny Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ0iqCT-ZqA

Godsend Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZUjhngwiS0

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Godsend by Sloan Johnson

Title: Godsend
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Adult, Gay Romance
Coming: February 2015
You can’t choose who you fall in love with. Despite knowing from a young age that he was gay, Scott Murphy couldn’t imagine life without Shelly. He threw away the labels and had eleven amazing years with her, but now, he feels even more lost trying to figure out how to move on after Shelly’s death. After nearly a year of watching Scott fade away, Shelly’s father forces him to start living again.
As much as Chris loathes the idea of attending a bereavement group week after week, it’s one of the only places he can go in this town, other than the bar, to not feel so alone. When there’s nothing to distract him or dull his senses, he spends too much time obsessing over how he should have been able to help his sister. When Scott shows up at his group session, Chris decides that maybe some good can come out of his sister’s death. 
There’s no denying that Chris is the first man to catch Scott’s attention in a long time, but how can he move on when just thinking of Shelly sends him to his dark place? 
The road to recovery won’t be an easy one, but Chris is determined to help Scott see that life is still worth living. But before Scott can allow himself to admit what he feels for Chris, he knows he has to reveal the full truth about Shelly’s death.

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Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.
When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.
Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?
Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

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Audiobook Review: A Perfect Passion (The Passion Series Book 1) by Piper Kay

Blurb: 

For Damien, passion brings ecstasy, betrayal and danger that almost cost him his life. At the lowest point in his life, he discovers that true passion and loyalty have been staring him in the face all along. There is one problem he must surmount first, Dax is straight and carries a lot of baggage. What neither of them realize is that sometimes passion can also bring healing. That is if one is brave enough to take the first step. In a perfect passion, one must be willing to take the risk.

Narrated by: Rex J. Silverton
Length: 3 hrs and 22 min

Denise’s Review:

I had already read this book by Piper Kay back when it released in December 2013. So, I knew the story, I knew the players, I knew the hotness, and I knew the evilness of the “bad man”. (No spoilers!)

However, I was asked to review the audiobook, and since I hadn’t reviewed an audiobook yet, I thought, why not? Give it a shot! How hard can it be? Little did I know! 🙂

I learned through this book, and the other audiobook I was asked to review at the same time that just because you have read a book, doesn’t mean that the audiobook will feel and look the same. You have a specific “voice” in your head when you read a book, and if it doesn’t sound the same as you envision, it can throw you off a little.

That being said, this story was good, I enjoyed it the first time, for sure–although dang Piper, I wanted it to be longer, Damian and Dax together…that was some HAWT stuff!!!! It does have a bit of a cliffhanger, but nothing that would take away from the story itself, just something to look toward the dealing of when the time comes later.

Their relationship, although fast was believable because they were in very close proximity together, and that often can lead to increased feelings. And did I mention that these two were HAWT together? 🙂

The narration was well done. He had a very strong, deep voice, which worked well for me in the love scenes. In the other scenes, it sometimes was a bit distracting to me. All in all though, he did a good job with the narration.

Final determination is 4 pieces of eye candy for both the book and the narration. This is my second time through A Perfect Passion, so it’s safe to say that I found it to be a re-read. 🙂

Purchase Link:
Piper Kay
is just your average Southern Belle, with a sprinkle of sass. Piper was born
& raised in a little town just outside of Houston, Texas, called Spring,
and is well known for her abilities in both pitching a fit and throwing a hissy
faster than a Texas twister.   She
also happens to be a #1 International, Best Selling Amazon Author of LGBT
Erotica, and an International Bestselling Amazon Author of LGBT Erotic Romance,
as well as Gay Romance, LGBT drama, Gay Western, and even an MM YA/NA story as
well.
LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/pub/piper-kay/95/7a9/496/
         
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQcM-y0AvDtn6YO9PY7lxg

All books:
The
Passion Series
A Perfect
Passion (Book 1)    http://smarturl.it/APerfectPassionk
A Perfect
Passion (Audiobook) http://smarturl.it/APerfectPassionAudio
Payce’s
Passion (Book 2)   http://smarturl.it/Payce
INVICTA
Series
Invicta
Salvation (Book 1 Invicta Series)  http://smarturl.it/InvictaSalvations
Invicta:
Sanctuary (Book 2 Invicta Series) http://smarturl.it/InvictaSanctuary2
Stand
alones
Boxed and
Antho Sets
The
Naughty Box 1  http://smarturl.it/NaughtyBox
The
Naughty Box 2  http://smarturl.it/Amazon-TNB2
Hope
& Love Charity Anthology: http://smarturl.it/HopeLove
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Double Book Review: Caged Sanctuary by Tempeste O’Riley

Blurb:

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

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

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

Denise’s Review:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Morgan’s Review:

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


Contact the Author:

Facebook
Twitter: @TempesteO

Author Bio:

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

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

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

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Audiobook Review: Dance by Teodora Kostova

Book Synopsis:
Jared Hartley is happy. He has a starring role in a popular West End musical, great friends, adoring fans and his own flat in Central London. A relationship is not something he has ever really wanted. Making big plans for the future is not in his nature – Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle.
He doesn’t even realise something is missing in his life. Until he meets Fenix.
Fenix Bergman has a dream – to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison – a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.
Fenix thinks he has his life completely figured out – he will move to London, help Poison become the new West End hit and bide his time until Broadway comes knocking on his door. He has never wished for anything else but proving to himself and the world that he is a performer worthy of the biggest theatre stage.
Until he meets Jared.
Jared and Fenix’s lives collide and they fill each other’s missing pieces. Neither of them expects to feel so much, so fast for the other.
Neither of them expects to need someone so badly when love hasn’t even been in their plans. But when Fenix’s star becomes too bright for London, will the dream he’s chased all his life ruin the dream he’s holding in his hands? Will he survive getting everything he’s ever wanted? Will Jared?
Contains explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only.



Audio Book Info:

Denise’s Review:

When I was asked to do an audiobook review, I wasn’t really sure if I should. I’ve only been listening to audiobooks for a few months now. But what I have quickly learned is that you know fairly soon into a book if it is going to appeal to you by listening to  it, versus reading it. Yes, the book needs to be good, needs to keep you engaged, and interested in what is happening in the characters.

However, I feel like the most important thing that an audiobook needs is a great narrator. That doesn’t mean that all good books will not be good as audiobooks. The opposite is also true. I have learned about myself that I must have a certain mindset about how books “sound” in my head as I am reading them, and I haven’t always enjoyed an audiobook, if I have already read the book.

That being said, the narrator in this book is just fantastic. He had a very smooth controlled pitch, and he let his British accent fly when he was narrating. It truly helped me to visual this story, being set in London, and all the visuals around them.

When Fenix was speaking, you could hear much more of an American accent for this character, since Fenix was raised in New York City. I truly enjoyed Todd Smith’s narration of Dance. It was so well done. After listening to it, I had to see what else Todd had done, with just one other book, not in the same genre as Dance. However, this is a narrator I would love to listen to again.

On to the book itself. Dance is based primarily in the West End of London, around the Queen Victoria theater. These two men meet when Fenix’s musical Poison is put in the theater, as Jared’s show is also playing in the same theater. It is truly love at first sight for  these men. They fall in love and really don’t waste any time coming together, living together, for months, until Fenix is offered a chance to take Poison to Broadway and Jared stays in London, as they separate.

These two men are stubborn, each wanting their own way, and they get it when they separate, until they realize that what they truly wanted was each other. The road back for these men is not easy, with bumps along the way with each other, as well as some bumps put out there by those around them. Finding their HEA was not easy, they had to work for it, but the road was worth the drive.

The story was very well written, with strong secondary characters, which of course will lead to the next book in this series, Adam’s story. And for sure, I will be waiting for Adam’s story on Audible. Why mess with a good thing? 🙂

Final Determination for the audiobook of Dance:
5 pieces of eye candy for narration
4.5 pieces of eye candy for the book

So well done by both Teodora and Todd on this, and it was truly a pleasure to listen to this book.

Purchase Link:

Audible.com: Dance

Author Bio:

Hi, my name
is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I’ve been writing
ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job a few years ago when
I decided that everything else I’ve tried bores me to death and I have to do
what I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace. I’ve
been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer
among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears
off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are
not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably
still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It’s the only
time that I’m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten
minutes at a time – my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I’m procrastinating, I like to go to the
gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie
movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at
every Nintendo Wii game by a kid.


Don’t be shy and get in touch – I love
connecting with my readers.
Twitter: @Teodora_Kostova
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teodorakostovaauthor

Instagram: teodorika1
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Cover Reveal: A Restored Man by Jaime Reese

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

“Excuse me,” Ty said, before making his way to the kitchen. He poked his head inside and saw Cole bent over on the left hand side, searching for, then finding, a pan in the bottom drawer of the cabinet. He couldn’t help the smile that tugged at his lips when he saw Spider-Man peeking out from the top of Cole’s jeans.
“I told you to get out. You’re not fucking this up,” Cole said, his back still turned to Ty.
Ty smiled, leaned up against the doorframe and waited.
Cole looked over his shoulder, a huge smile immediately spreading across his face. “Hey, you,” he said, straightening.
Ty walked over to him and wrapped an arm around Cole’s waist. He reached out and brushed his thumb against Cole’s cheek, his hand finally steadying once he grazed Cole’s warm skin.
“That’s a big smile,” Cole said.
“I saw Spider-Man,” Ty said, chuckling.
Cole raised an eyebrow and wrapped his arms around Ty’s waist. “If I had known he turned you on that much, I would have worn a blue and red onesie to the shop under my work clothes.”
Ty bit back a smile. He tugged on Cole’s T-shirt. “You look good out of your shop clothes.”
Cole pulled Ty closer. “I look good out of these clothes too,” he said, waggling his eyebrows.
Ty reached up and ran his finger along the edge of Cole’s beanie. “Do you ever take this off?”
“When you sleep with me, you can take it off.”
Ty looked into the mismatched eyes that held a wealth of mischief. “I’m not sleeping with you.”
Cole pulled Ty into a kiss, gripping his hair, unmistakably guiding him exactly where he wanted Ty to be. Ty’s heart pounded relentlessly against his chest, his body betraying his last spoken words and demanding more contact. His fingers twisted the edge of Cole’s jeans, drawing him in, craving the closeness of Cole’s thick, hard body.
Cole withdrew, the desire unmistakably still burning in his eyes. “Yes, you will,” he said. “You won’t be able to resist this much awesomeness for long.”
Ty bit his lip, trying to hide a smile. He liked it when Cole got feisty.
Cole ran the tip of his finger down Ty’s neck, then tugged at the collar of Ty’s polo shirt. “Aww, you didn’t dress up for me,” he said with an exaggerated pout. “Will I ever see you in a suit?”
“Why do you want to see me in a suit?”
“Seriously? You’d look hot in a suit. I’d probably want to rip it off.”
“So what’s the point of wearing the suit?” Ty asked, tugging Cole closer.
“Foreplay.”
Ty burst into laughter and touched his forehead to Cole’s. “You’re impossible.”
“You should do that more often.”
“What’s that? Foreplay?”
“Laugh.” Cole smiled. “And wear suits. But I would totally be on board with foreplay, too,” he finished, waggling his eyebrows.

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Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

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Release Day Post and Double Review: Against The Wall by Alexa Land


Blurb:

Don’t start something you can’t
finish.

It’s a cliché, but 22-year-old
graffiti artist Christian lives by those words. He’s going away when he
graduates from art school in just six short months. With so little time left, getting
involved with gorgeous Shea Nolan has to be a mistake. If only he could make
himself stay away from the sweet, sexy police officer.

Christian has a decision to make.
Are a few months of happiness worth the inevitable heartbreak when it’s time to
walk away?

Against the Wall is the seventh book in Alexa Land’s
best-selling Firsts and Forever series, but each book can stand alone, so jump
in anywhere. PLEASE NOTE: This male/male romance is for ADULT READERS ONLY. It
includes explicit language and graphic sex.

Denise’s Review:

I started reading Alexa Land’s books shortly very soon after I started reading mm books, on a recommendation from another writer. I started with All In, and then moved all the way through the first five in a weekend. Skye Blue, well, that has a special place in my heart, and always will.

Against the Wall is a big departure for Ms. Land. Christian’s story is not light and happy as the previous book felt. This book has a darkness over it, shadowing Christian throughout. You will cry…you will likely cry a lot. But the journey is so worth it.

We get to see Shea Nolan (Brian’s cousin) again, as he and Christian officially meet in a bar, and go to Shea’s home for a one night stand. These two men find out quickly, though, that one night was not enough for them.

Fortunately, Nana decides to take over-as she often does-and whisks everyone away on a Dotsy cruise to celebrate two weddings. And although, there is lots of fun to be had, you can still feel the undercurrent of Christian planning to leave after school is out in June.

Nana shows up with a few of her crazy antics, of course, and we get to catch up with the entire Firsts and Forever cast. This book though really focuses in on Christian, with his past overshadowing his present and his future, and Shea, the man who continues to work toward breaking down the walls of the man he loves.

Cannot wait to see what is next in this series.  Another fantastic five pieces of eye candy installment! Bring on the tissues!

Morgan’s Review:
 

With this new addition to Alexa Land’s Firsts and Forever
series, we finally get to see the world through the eyes of Christian,
otherwise known as Zane. Christian is such an interesting person. Art student/street
art extraordinaire he spends most his nights with a paint can in his hands and
adrenaline in his veins. Running from the SFPD has become second nature.
Christian definitely lives his life on the edge, but he has a secret.

The Adorable, somewhat dorky, and gorgeous Shea Nolan has
his eye on Christian. He has seen him around and has been attracted from first
glance, but he can’t see why Christian would ever be interested in him. When he
spots him across the club on his birthday, his friends push him to go over and
say HI. Shea can be slightly accident prone though, and when disaster strikes, he
runs in the other direction. When Christian meets up with him shortly after the
sparks fly.

Christian wants to get to know Shea more, but is scared of
breaking his heart. Christian knows he only has a little time left before he
has to leave and he doesn’t want to get caught up in a relationship knowing it
will inevitably hurt Shea.

Will These two get their Happily Ever After? Make sure you
have lots of tissues ready. The emotions are all over with this on. We get to
see lots of past characters from her series as well as the famous Nana, who we
all adore. We also get to meet new characters that have already become
unforgettable to me. Alexa has once again given us a wonderful book that will
stay with you long after you read it.

Definitely 5 outta 5 for me…

Purchase Link:

TBA – will update when it is available

Contact Alexa Land:

Facebook
@AlexaLandWrites

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Release Day Review: We Found Love by Kade Boehme and Allison Cassatta

Synopsis:

It’s no surprise Riley Connors is dealing with issues. He was kidnapped as a young boy, and his parents abandoned him after his newsworthy return. He bounced from foster home to facility and back. Now an adult, ghosts from his past continue to haunt him. After a suicide attempt, he is locked away in Hartfield so that people can make him tune in to emotions he has tried to bury. 

Hunter Morgan had the kind of love that spans ages. But the stress of college and adulthood became too much to handle, and the love of Hunter’s life turned to drugs. After he overdoses, Hunter finds himself soaring out of control on the same miserable path. His brother finds him and calls an ambulance, and the sister Hunter would rather not have calls it a suicide attempt, landing Hunter in Hartfield. 

Finding love isn’t easy, but it can happen under the most dire circumstances. Together Hunter and Riley may be able to grow from their pain. But they will need to learn to live for themselves, letting love come second.

Denise’s Review:

I will admit that I was a bit nervous to read this book. I was expecting it to break my heart, and the tissues would be flying out of the box. And that did happen, but the heartbreak was more of a “it was torn apart, but I knew there was no way it could be put back together” kind. 

This story of Riley and Hunter was all about finding love, just as the title states. However, the love they found for each other was more of a bonus, as they really found love of themselves. Something they had been missing for a large portion of their lives.

Riley, after being kidnapped at 6 years old, and returned to his family four years later, had learned to not count on anyone, even himself. He was truly a broken man that didn’t have the will to live, or the will to try to fix himself. Reading all that happened to Riley, it was easy to understand how he had come to stay at Hartfield for so long. 

Hunter, meanwhile, was diving off a cliff slowly, using alcohol to numb his pain. As he continued through his life, burning bridges that came into his path, he found that he was unable to move forward. He lost himself along the way, and really had no idea.

These two men met under the most dire circumstances. They connected and fell in love at a time when their love should have been only focused inward. Sometimes love finds you when you need it most, but least expect it. The words “live your life” are burned into my brain from this book. They needed to learn how to do that, apart first. Then if they could do that, they could consider whether to live it together.

One of the things I really enjoyed about the book is that it didn’t take the easy, quick road. These men worked on their problems over months and years, backsliding at times, but continuing to move forward. It was obvious it was something they would always need to work on. Their love for each other grew, as their love for themselves grew. 

An amazing story of courage, at a time when what they wanted to do was hide, for these two young men. It was such a touching story, and so well written. Kudos to Kade and Allison. This was not an easy book to read, so it could not have been an easy book to write. But honestly, the journey is so well worth it!!! 

Final determination on this amazing book is 4.5 pieces of eye candy. Grab this book NOW!!!






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Review and “Flash” Giveaway: The Sergeant A Christmas Story by Christa Tomlinson

Synopsis

Sergeant Logan Pierce and Senior Corporal Clay Foster have fought past all the obstacles that stood in the way of their relationship. Now, they are in love and committed to each other as Dominant and submissive. 

As the holidays approach, all they want is time to enjoy each other away from their demanding jobs as SWAT officers. But someone threatens to ruin their first Christmas together. 

Logan refuses to let anyone or anything destroy his submissive’s happiness. What can he do to save Christmas for his love? 

A Christmas Short Story for The Sergeant. This story can be enjoyed as a stand alone, but your experience will be enhanced by reading The Sergeant first. 

Denise’s Review:

It’s easy to tell that I love Christa Tomlinson’s books. I do! I love her writing style, love the wittiness, the very delicious sex scenes, etc.  And one of my top 3 books in 2014 was The Sergeant–don’t make me pick number 1, there is no way!!! The top 3 are all equal and different.

So, when Christa told me she was writing this short story, I might have been a little grabby…sorry Christa if I grabbed the wrong things. 🙂 I could not wait for a little more of Logan, the Dominant, and Clay, the submissive. 

First, and foremost…did you see this cover by Jay Aheer? Holy Cow, I can’t tell you how much I love it!!!!

Okay, now on to the story. Well, this was an “awwwww”, so much happy, story for me. I was so happy for these men who worked very hard to get their HEA in The Sergeant, that it was like the whipped cream on top of the sundae for me. I was a gooey mess, and enjoyed every second of it. Logan’s whole focus was to make Clay’s Christmas special, and he did everything in his power to make his submissive happy, with a lot of surprises thrown in the mix.

What a special story for a special couple of men! And I have to say…my birthday is coming soon…if there was another story ahead, and I could just be standing in the corner watching, well, I think I would be very happy indeed! 

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Praise for The Sergeant 

“Hottest book of 2014 so far!” 

“I loved the struggle and the growth Clay’s character had to go through before they could have their HEA.” 

“The love story between Logan and Clay was beautiful to watch. And while the sex scenes were incredibly hot, you don’t ever forget that you’re reading a love story between two bull headed men!” 

“The happiness and security Clay feels as Logan’s sub practically radiate off the pages of this great book. The loss he feels when he has to take off his collar to go to work literally made me cry.” 
– Tina, The Novel Approach 

“You wanted things to work out, because you had two people who you liked as people, and obviously were meant to be together, trying to find their way into the right relationships for themselves.” – Denise, Two Chicks Obsessed with Books & Eye Candy

 

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

Book Blurb:

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


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

Morgan’s Review:


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



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

“Aw yes.” Vinnie groaned………………..



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

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

Blurb:

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

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

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

Bonus Feature: The Curious Case of the Runaway
Incubus 

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

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

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

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

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

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