Otter Chaos by P.D. Singer : Book Blast, Excerpt and Giveaway

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Otter Chaos (includes Tail Slide)
Lon Ewing snowboarded in and turned economist Corey Levigne’s life upside down, introducing him to a world he didn’t know existed. Corey’s still adjusting to a boyfriend who shifts into an otter and raids the koi pond—and now Lon says Corey’s department chair is a werewolf?
Wolves at the university, wolves in the bank—across Lon’s desk sits Professor Melvin Vadas and his hench-wolves, demanding a construction loan for the pack’s new lodge in the mountains. There’s just one little problem: the proposed building site is home to a breeding population of rare fish.
What do wolves care for stupid human rules, an otter who’d barely make a good snack, or one pesky human determined to protect the environment? Once they’re snout to snout with Corey and Lon there’s more than silverscale dace on the Endangered Species list.
Includes Tail Slide (the short that kicked off otter madness)
Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado back country call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for time alone in the woods without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

Never give an otter a box of Cheerios.

Author Name: P.D. Singer

Book Name: Otter Chaos

Release Date: October 9, 2015

Pages or Words: 84500 (11000 Tail Slide, 73500 Otter Chaos) 276 pages total

Categories: M/M Romance, Paranormal

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Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Cover Artist: Dar Albert, Wicked Smart Designs

Excerpt:
Threading his way between the tables to reach the group, Corey intended to set the glass down on the small table in their center without interrupting the flow. Maybe he didn’t really need to steady himself on Lon’s shoulder, but it was a good excuse to touch his boyfriend, get a little squeeze and a promise for later in at the same time. “Bet you need to wet your whistle.”
Lon jerked up hard enough to jostle Corey’s arm. Brown liquid slopped over the rim of the glass. At least it missed Lon’s instrument, but what—?
“No. Sorry. But no.” Lon twisted under the strap of his guitar. “We need to leave. Now.”
“Wha—?” Corey all but dropped the glass. “Why?”

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“Now. Please.” Lon was up and sidling toward his guitar case.
Corey followed. What else could he do? The man who’d been gleefully leading fiddles and mandolins had cased his instrument and bolted out the side door. Lon barely waited on the porch of the old house turned brewpub, dashing to the passenger side of the RAV4 before Corey was quite outside in the chill spring night.
“Go, go, go,” Lon begged. “Quick.”
“Okay.” Corey tucked his long legs under the steering wheel and peeled out of the parking lot. “Want to explain the sudden need to be elsewhere?”
Lon’s knuckles practically glowed with their whiteness—if the armrest of the passenger seat breathed, Lon would have choked the life out of it three blocks back. “I smelled wolf.”
That again. “I did see Melvin come into the pub.” Corey aimed the truck toward south Boulder, because Lon had that trembly look where his dark brown hair and beard seemed to puff out bigger. Absolutely no reason to stress him, and every reason to take him home and pet him into exhausted, sweaty peace.
“Can you get a job at Harvard or Stanford or somewhere far, far away from CU?” Lon whimpered. “Or decide you don’t like me anymore?”
“No and no.” Corey gave his lover a stern look on the turn into the driveway. “I’m headed for tenure here and I love you. I don’t want to change either one of those things.” He pulled Lon across the console to plant a kiss in short, sleek, hair. “Let’s go look at the koi one last time, and then last one into bed is a rotten egg.”
“Rotten egg! Ick!” But Lon was diverted enough to scamper to the back yard, not too fast to be caught.

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meet the author

P.D. Singer lives in Colorado with her slightly bemused husband, two rowdy teenage boys, and thirty pounds of cats. She’s a big believer in research, first-hand if possible, so the reader can be quite certain PD has skied down a mountain face-first, been stepped on by rodeo horses, acquired a potato burn or two, and will never, ever, write a novel that includes sky-diving.
When not writing, playing her fiddle, or skiing, she can be found with a book in hand.

Where to find the author:
Email: PD.Singer@RockyRidgeBooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pd.singer.9
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PD_Singer
Website: http://PDSinger.com
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Publisher Website: http://RockyRidgeBooks.com
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Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade: Book Review

11846308_872727952813579_1095273045_nsynopsisSome people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family, with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

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A hedgehog shifter? I was pretty intrigued when I heard about this. How are you going to make that work? They are so little and definitely not your typical idea for a shifter story. Piper Vaughn and Kenzi Cade pulled it off nicely. The story kept my attention and the plot is very believable. There is humor, angst, romance and mystery all rolled into one and I really enjoyed the story.

Both of the MC’s have very different personalities. It wasn’t love at first site for these two. They both had a bad first impression that caused them to have to work harder for their HEA.  The love scenes were very well done and smoking hot. I was not disappointed in the least.

This was a pretty fun and creative read and I’m excited to learn there will be a second book coming out as well. I’m definitely looking forward to that.

I’m giving this 4.5 pieces of eye candy. 1-4.5 pieces of eye candy

meet the author



Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.

Website: http://pipervaughn.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pipervaughn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipervaughn


Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the sometimes stressful field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and the Pomeranian/Long-haired Chihuahua mix who likes to keep her company while she writes. As a young girl, Kenzie dreamed of princesses and their white knights. As an adult (or sort of adult), she dreams of princes and their proverbial white knights, which she attributes the fellow Arkansan S.E. Hinton and her novel The Outsiders. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story.

Contact Kenzie at kenziecade.author@gmail.com. You can also find her online at her blog: kenziecade.wordpress.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kenziecade.author; and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thekenziecade.

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Johnnie by Cardeno C. Audiobook Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Johnnie: Siphon, Book 1 | [Cardeno C.]

Johnnie: Siphon, Book 1

synopsis
A Premier lion shifter, Hugh Landry dedicates his life to leading the Berk pride with strength and confidence. Hundreds of people depend on Hugh for safety, success, and happiness. And at over a century old, with more power than can be contained in one body, Hugh relies on a Siphon lion shifter to carry his excess force.
When the Siphon endangers himself and therefore the pride, Hugh must pay attention to the man who has been his silent shadow for a decade. What he learns surprises him, but what he feels astounds him even more.
Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive. After years by each other’s side, they’ll finally realize the depth of their potential, the joy in their passion, and a connection their kind has never known.

Audio Sample:

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denise review
So, shifters…not normally my thing at all. But when I was asked to review this Audible version of CC’s Johnnie, I thought, why not? It’s CC, and I always love her stuff, so I can try to step outside my box and see whether I can do shifters or not. I have to say, I was more than pleasantly surprised. So much so, that I would really like to see what else this series has in store for us. Although shifters may not be my go to type of book, with CC, I knew that I had a good chance of enjoying it.
What always impresses me with books like this is the imagination it takes to come up with these ideas that in our reality don’t exist. In the case of Johnnie, Hugh is a Premier lion shifter, and his Siphon (who we later come to know as Johnnie) is always near by, holding the extra power that Hugh is not using. I would have never thought of something like that! It made absolute sense, and it gave us a glimpse into why Johnnie felt as he did, watching Hugh for all those years, never speaking, and never being spoken to. Such a lonely life.
I found myself really wanting Johnnie to find his happiness, to see whether he would be able to be seen or not, not just by Hugh, but by the rest of the pride. Hugh meanwhile struggled with being able to care for his pride, and thinking that was all he would have in life, until he SAW Johnnie.
CC always writes a hot story, and this is no exception, as you will see in the opening scene where Hugh is spreading himself around. But hotness wasn’t the only thing I enjoyed. I loved seeing Johnnie gain confidence, and being willing to say how he felt, and speak his mind. He became not just the Siphon for Hugh, but also his confidante, his friend, and his true mate. Their bond was organic, beginning with mistrust, and very little communication, but continuing to expand on that as their confidence in each other’s strengths grew. Finding love was inevitable.
Greg Tremblay, the narrator, did a great job on this book. He gave the characters’ voices life, and used his range very well to give everyone distinct sounds. It did not feel like he was reading it to me, as I can sometimes feel with audiobooks. It truly felt like I was reading the book myself, which to me is the ultimate compliment to the narrator. Hats off to you, Greg!
I hope you will take a chance on this audiobook, or even the ebook version. What a fantastic story, from one of my favorite authors! Definitely want to see what Book 2 has in store. 4.5 pieces of eye candy.
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Random facts about Greg Tremblay

10 bits of random trivia, with Greg.

1) I actually studied acting in college, along with opera; but got a degree in

Computer Science.

2) My recording booth itself is only 3’ x 5’ x 6’ . . . so when I read MM romance, I

go INTO the closet. Ironic, no?

3) It takes between 5 and 7 hours of total production time with the finished

manuscript to create 1 hour of final audio. Fiction Audio reads at about 9800

words per hour.

4) In addition to voice acting, I have been a Whale Watching guide, a Paramedic,

and a Farrier (shoeing horses)

5) I rarely, if ever, listen to a complete book again once the production is

finished. By the time I am done, I’ve read the book to myself, read it aloud,

and listened to it for editing… and I’m on to the next story.

6) Anguish is the easiest emotion for me to portray, because a well-written

script pulls you in, and it’s a completely one-person emotion – but it’s

draining. I have cried in the booth more than a few times. Comic passages

are the trickiest, because the proper timing and reaction between characters

are essential.

7) I drink an average of 1.5 liters of water per hour, while recording. Average

recording sessions are 2-4 hours long between breaks.

8) As a kid, I lived with my family on a sailboat for a year.

9) My personal record for most distinct voices in a single book is 73

10) Coffee, Dairy and Alcohol are all bad for the voice. . . which means I have to

moderate some of life’s greatest pleasures. (not eliminate tho, I’m not crazy)

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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”
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Charlie Cochet: Video Interview from 2015 Rainbow Con

Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy just left Rainbow Con in Tampa, Florida, as you may know from some of our posts. What a great opportunity to connect with authors, readers and bloggers. It’s was so much fun!

We thought this would be a great opportunity to bring the authors directly to our followers via video interviews. So, all week, you will get to watch videos of some of your favorite authors talk about their current books, upcoming stuff, and just randomness in some cases. Enjoy!

Today’s interview is with Dreamspinner Press author, Charlie Cochet, author of the THIRDS series. And I fan-girled all over the place, lets just put that out there. I was very nervous to meet Charlie, but she was a dream interview, and so wonderful as you can see. AND she gave TCO an exclusive, the title of Book 7 in the THIRDS series!!!

You will hear all kinds of fun surprises in this video, so tune in! Give us your feedback, and two commenters will win a set of THIRDS playing cards, created by Charlie, and autographed!!!

Against the Grain comes out on Monday August 3rd, and is available for preorder at Dreamspinner Press. I started reading it last night (I’m sick right now so staying up all night was NOT an option) and am just loving Cael and Ash’s story already.

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Cardeno C. Author Spotlight: Three Novella Reviews

A Shot at Forgiveness by Cardeno C.

Sometimes to find love, you must first learn forgiveness. 

A dozen years, two thousand miles, and a law degree after high school, Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones, his childhood bully turned NBA star. When Isaac appears at Rafi’s favorite restaurant acting like a long-lost friend, Rafi bluntly dismisses him. 

But Isaac is tenacious and hshot at forgivenesse has his heart set on the grown-up version of the boy he always wanted and never forgot. The way Isaac sees it, he and Rafi are perfect for each other, if only he could sink the most important shot of his life: his one shot at forgiveness. 

denise review

 

This started out feeling somewhat sad. Rafi, when he first sees Isaac after so many years, is filled with anger and hatred. Isaac had bullied him during their years in school together, relentlessly. Rafi saw no reason to reaquaint himself with the man who had tortured him for so many years.

Isaac, however, still had a relentless streak, but this time it was in his pursuit of Rafi. Showing up at his house, entering because he had seen Rafi enter the code, bringing food, and just finding ways to be sweet. And as they began to bond again, Isaac helped Rafi realize that maybe his memories were slightly skewed, and that there were many ways that Isaac had found to protect him.

Isaac was sweet and loving, and turned his life inside out to come back for Rafi. I truly enjoyed watching Isaac break down the walls that Rafi had put up all those years ago.

4 pieces of eye candy for me.

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Places in Time by Cardeno C.

A relationship-challenged actor unexpectedly finds love in the arms of his childhood best friend. 

“Sexiest Man Alive” and Golden Globe winning actor Ethan Baker lights up the screen but fizzles in his personal life. When his latest giplaces in ntimerlfriend breaks up with him, Ethan turns to his one “forever” person—Jude Harrison. But as Ethan makes the familiar drive to his best friend’s house, an unexpected detour and a bewildering passenger take him through places in time he’d long forgotten. Suddenly Ethan sees Jude’s actions over the years from a different perspective, but it’s his own reaction that’s the biggest surprise.
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Okay, I will admit, I have a super soft spot for stories that include time travel of some sort. And this hit all my buttons perfectly!

Ethan and Jude had been friends since they were teenagers, but had never ventured past that friend zone. Whenever something happened in Ethan’s life, Jude was the person he turned to. And as a lovely redheaded lady guides Ethan through visions of important events that happened during his life, Ethan learned how much Jude had truly sacrificed for him, and how much Jude truly loved him.

Ethan learned from this, and became aware of what Jude truly meant to him. By growing and seeing the sacrifices, he was able to bring himself to finally love Jude.

I rarely give novellas 5 pieces of eye candy. I am a full length novel kind of girl. That being said, for me a 5 piece of eye candy story is one that I will re-read again, and I imagine this will stay to the top of my TBR for quite a while as a re-read.

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All of Me by Cardeno C.

To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.

Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, thall of mee two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating. 

Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death’s door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he’ll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.

morgan review

Lots of heart wrenching tears, anger and finally happiness for our Alphas. All of the characters were very likable, I just wish we could have seen more from Kai’s perspective. The story felt rushed and I feel it could have been even better if it was a bit longer, but it was a pretty intense little read. The romance was sweet and the story was very well written. I have always liked everything I have read from Cardeno C and All Of Me was a great little way to get though the afternoon.

 

4 pieces of Eye Candy from me.

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