Sunday, September 29, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Angels of the Knights - Fallon by Valerie Zambito

Giveaway: Valerie is giving away one copy of book two in the series, Angels of the Knights - Blane (ebook). The giveaway will run 9/19/13 to 10/03/13. To enter, simply like her Facebook page!

Title: Angels of the Knights - Fallon by Valerie Zambito
Series: Angels of the Knights #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Published June 27th 2012 by Valerie Zambito
Length: 213 pages

Blurb:
When Fallon Angell died at the age of sixteen, her life changed forever.

The hallowed world of Emperica is everything she had ever hoped for as a mortal--immeasurable beauty, unconditional love and light. But, with affection for humankind still burning within her, she joins the Knight Caste to train as an angel warrior. As a Knight, she will give up her wings and return to the place that killed her to use her unique powers to search out and destroy the evil Kjin that roam the earth. As a Knight, she will stop at nothing to protect the mortals in her care.

The elders warn her that the path she chose will be a solitary one. That she will not have the same bond with humans as she once did. But, as far as she knows, the elders had never met Kade Royce.

When her duties place her in the path of the handsome former cop, emotions buried long ago rise to the surface and she is powerless to ignore the depth of her feelings for this young man. She knows instinctively that she has found what most people search their entire lives for.

Ignoring the risks, she invites him into her world of danger, but soon their lives collide with explosive consequence. As a result, Fallon realizes with heartbreaking despair that she can no longer hide from the painful truth. In order for Kade to live, she must destroy him.

Purchase Link: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: On Call: Afternoon by P.D. Singer

On Call: Afternoon Title: On Call: Afternoon by P.D. Singer
Series: On Call
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Published February 2010 by Rocky Ridge Press
Length: 26 pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb:
New single doctor in town, Keith Hoyer, gets plenty of interest, but is it for himself, the M.D.after his name, or what they think is in his wallet? The patients, of course, are strictly off limits. Each night he goes home to his big, gray tabby cat, Harpo, and unfulfilled dreams.

Then he opens the door to his exam room to find hunky veterinarian Dante James, with whom he’d rather play doctor than treat professionally. Too shy to approach the man, Keith needs Harpo to play matchmaker.

Bonus Story On Call: Cat Clinic

Keith would rather accompany his veterinarian lover Dante on a pro bono day at an animal shelter than spend his Sunday alone. Amid the cages of kitties, Keith discovers how many ways a man can lose his heart.

Purchase Link: http://pdsinger.com/

Review:

This is two short stories in one book. Dante and Keith both have a cat and a career in the medical field. When Dante come to the examination room at the hospital, Keith tries to act professionally and treat the patient rather than act on his attraction. Dante returns the favor when Keith's cat, Harpo, gets injured. They decide to give their relationship a try and their first challenge as a couple is surviving a day at the cat clinic.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Strawberry Rivals by Hollis Shiloh

Strawberry Rivals Title: Strawberry Rivals by Hollis Shiloh
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Published March 18th 2013
Length: 71 pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb:
Strawberries. Rivalry. Flirting. Warm summer days and a large, orange cat.

Okay, so I almost backed into the guy. But it was mostly his fault, and I did try to apologize. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome is a real jerk. Or at least I thought so till he stopped to offer me a lift when I ran out of gas.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/

Review:
3.5 Stars Rounded up to 4 Stars

During the prime strawberry picking season, Chris and Peter compete with each other at the market for selling strawberries. Peter, the innovated one, owns a small company and makes great business deals. Chris, on the other hand, has a fat cat at home, is unemployed, and knows how to make superb strawberry jam.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Guest Post, Blog Tour, and Giveaway! Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

Hi, everyone! First I want to thank Books on Silver Wings for hosting today’s stop on my prerelease teaser tour for the paranormal mystery Waking Up Dead. It’s due out from Solstice Publishing and available via Amazon on October 8, and I’m pretty excited!

Check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

Be sure to add Waking Up Dead to your Goodreads bookshelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18428064-waking-up-dead

Sunday, September 22, 2013

ARC Review: Alpha Trine (The Valespian Pact #1) by Lexi Ander

Alpha Trine Title: Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander
Series:  The Valespian Pact #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Science Fiction
Expected publication: September 25th 2013 by Less Than Three Press LLC
Length: 200 pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb:
The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar'Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes and the nobles of his parents' court refuse to ever trust a frail human.

Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. Narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a space port to make repairs, but find that the Psonics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation they kidnap the port Master Mechanic, unaware that the man they've brought on board is more than he seems, and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.

Warning: this story contains a threesome relationship

Purchase Link: http://www.lexiander.com/

Review:
3.5 Stars

Zeus was adopted as human child by the royal family of a reptilian species, the Mar'Sani. Even though he is raised in that culture and considers himself to be Mar'Sani, the citizens of that planet distrusts him. When he raised through the ranks as a Master Mechanic for space ships, he's kidnapped by Dargon and his symbiote, Alpha to repair his ship on the run from pursuing Psonics that want their cargo. Even though Dargon is attracted to Zeus, he fights his attraction because, after all, Zeus is human, a species he despise.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Reviews to come...

These are some of the books I'll be reviewing soon. For now, if you want to learn more, you can click on the covers to be directed to their Goodreads' pages.

Summer Lovin' Charlie, Rent Boy (Working Boys, #1) Alpha Trine On Call: Afternoon A Margin of Promise His Judas Bride Syrah (All Corked Up, #1) Strawberry Rivals

There will be an upcoming blog tour for this book on Sept. 25th. You can check it out by clicking on the cover.

Waking Up Dead (Callie Taylor, #1)

Giveaway! The Tin Box by Kim Fielding

The Tin Box Title: The Tin Box by Kim Fielding
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published September 20th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 210 pages

Blurb:
William Lyon's past forced him to become someone he isn't. Conflicted and unable to maintain the charade, he separates from his wife and takes a job as caretaker at a former mental hospital. Jelley’s Valley State Insane Asylum was the largest mental hospital in California for well over a century, but it now stands empty. William thinks the decrepit institution is the perfect place to finish his dissertation and wait for his divorce to become final. In town, William meets Colby Anderson, who minds the local store and post office. Unlike William, Colby is cute, upbeat, and flamboyantly out. Although initially put off by Colby’s mannerisms, William comes to value their new friendship, and even accepts Colby's offer to ease him into the world of gay sex.

William’s self-image begins to change when he discovers a tin box, hidden in an asylum wall since the 1940s. It contains letters secretly written by Bill, a patient who was sent to the asylum for being homosexual. The letters hit close to home, and William comes to care about Bill and his fate. With Colby’s help, he hopes the words written seventy years ago will give him courage to be his true self.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/

Giveaway: 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Winner of Swarovski Earrings and Sonata by A.F. Henley!

Congratulations to lucky #131:


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You've won a copy of Sonata and a pair of Swarovski Earrings from Henley's blog. Please email Henley for your prize. I hope you enjoy the story! (http://afhenley.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/sonata-giveaway/)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: All the Colors of Love by Jessica Freely

All The Colors Of Love Title: All the Colors of Love by Jessica Freely
Genre: M/M Romance, Science Fiction
Published September 12th 2013 by Harmony Ink
Length: 240 pages

Rating: 4 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Author

Blurb:
It sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father's underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can't seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new roommate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow Harry has to find a way to stop his father's evil plans.

Antonin Karganilla wants to become a comic book artist, but other than that, being gay is the most normal thing about him. His uncle is an aquatic plant man, his aunt is a molecular biologist back from the dead, and his mom is an overprotective pain in the butt. Antonin's in boarding school and it's starting to look like he and this Harry kid might have a lot in common... and that means a whole new set of problems.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/

Review:

Harry, a delinquent, moves to a new school and becomes Antonin's roommate. As they grow closer together, they turn into pawns for Harry's father. The villain's real target is in Antonin's home. When Harry decides to spend his school break at there, he sets his father's plan of destroying Antonin's family into motion.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: You Are Mine (Mine #1) by Janeal Falor

You Are Mine (Mine, #1) Title: You Are Mine by Janeal Falor
Series: Mine #1
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published May 6th 2013
Length: 273 pages

Rating: 4 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Author

Blurb:
Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn't follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

Purchase Link: http://janealfalor.com/

Review:

Serena is a women from Cardonia, where women are properties and sought-after by warlocks to use their magic that's in their blood. Zade is from Envadi, a different country where things are done differently than in Cardonia and so is considered barbaric by the Cardonians. Both of them goes through a cultural shock and learns to live with each other. While they are trying to make Cardonia more tolerant towards women and the tarnished, those that want to keep the status quo are out to kill them.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cape Cursed Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Giveaway:
The author will be awarding a $25 gift certificate to the OBXstore to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So leave a comment at the end!

Title: Cape Cursed by Janice Lane Palko
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Published Sep. 1, 2013
Length: 291 pages

Blurb:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Crepuscule Monstrum by Carole Cummings, P.D. Singer

Crepuscule Monstrum Title: Crepuscule Monstrum by Carole Cummings, P.D. Singer
Genre: M/M Romance
Published April 2012 by Rocky Ridge Press
Length: 10 pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb:
The nightmare from an old painting, Crepuscule Monstrum, requires sacrifice. Merrick has been chosen. For what, he knows not, but he's terrified until the monster--laughs.

Is he Merrick or Michael? Is Jake really Jake, or is he Crepuscule Monstrum? And is it really so awful to touch this "horrible creature"?

Get your FREE copy of the book here: http://pdsinger.com/free-reads/crepuscule-monstrum/

Review:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

ARC Review: Dumb Jock: The Musical (Dumb Jock #4) by Jeff Erno

Dumb Jock: The Musical (Dumb Jock, #4) Title: Dumb Jock: The Musical by Jeff Erno
Series:  Dumb Jock #4
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Expected publication: September 18th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb:
Evan Drake needs to be a role model to his younger brother Brandon, and although he’s a star on his high school basketball team, there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s interested in many things, including drama and singing, and when he joins drama club, he meets Noah Sheridan, and he’s pretty interested in him, too. Noah is a super smart, cute but nerdy kid who has written a high school play about two gay students who attended Boyne City High twenty years ago, and who in real life, fell in love with each other. When the drama department elects to use the play for their high school musical, Noah urges Evan to audition for the lead role. Evan ultimately decides he wants to be in the play, but when he shows up to audition, it sends shockwaves throughout the school. His teammates are furious, and so is his best friend Bryan. As Evan and Noah grow closer, Bryan gets more traitorous, and it seems he wants nothing more than to see his former friend broken down.

Purchase Link: http://www.jefferno.com/

Review:

Even though this is the fourth book in the series, it's not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one. I find the high school attitudes and mentality portrayed in the book to be accurate and that adds an element of realism to this story. This is an emotional read for me that deals with depression, social acceptance, being gay, and finding oneself.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review: Disturbed Fate by Kia Zi Shiru

Disturbed Fate (Otherkin Spirits, #1)
Title: Disturbed Fate by Kia Zi Shiru
Series: Otherkin Spirits #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Published July 4th 2013
Length: 216 pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Review Copy Provided by Author

Blurb:
Marc, a small pet shop owner and seer, needs help with his store, but his new employee, Galen, brings with him more trouble than expected. Marc tries to keep their relationship professional even if Galen seems insistent on taking it to the next level. And then there is the problem of Galen’s past.

Keiran, a hard working medical student and Marc’s best friend, has a small problem, a stalker. One night he confronts the man and finds that his stalker vampire, Devlan, is too alluring to turn down. But Devlan isn’t who he seems to be.

When the four men meet up for a night out their lives fall apart. Marc’s premonitions turn out to be wrong and everything points towards one autumn night a couple of years ago. Now they need to figure out what happened that night, before someone dies, again.

Time is running out. The visions might be false, but they don’t paint a pretty picture, not about their futures and, especially, not about their pasts. They need to reverse the change before it is too late.

Purchase Link: http://www.5timeschaos.com/

Review:
2.5 Stars rounded up to 3 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Review: Disturbed Connections by Kia Zi Shiru

Disturbed Connections (Otherkin Spirits, #2) Title: Disturbed Connections by Kia Zi Shiru
Series: Otherkin Spirits #2
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published August 13th 2013
Length: 189 pages

Rating: 2 Stars

Review Copy Provided by Author

Blurb:
A werewolf and a vampire, forbidden love. What could go wrong?

CHRIS, a werewolf on the run from his abusive clan, hides in a vampire house. ALEC, a vampire who has comfortably lived in the house for years, has no intentions to ever leave it.

Their connection is obvious from the first time they meet. But the house rules are strict, werewolves and vampires can not date. Unable to fight their attraction and unwilling to leave, they instead choose to hide their love.

Then Chris’ old clan finds him and takes him back. Will Alec ever see Chris again?

Purchase Link: http://www.5timeschaos.com/

Review:

This is the second book in the series but it can be read as a standalone. However, it may be helpful to read the first book to get more of the world-building. The different types of vampires are not explained and "donors" are not explained in this book, even though it is mentioned often. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Winner of Steam Bath

Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica
Congratulations to... 

Ashley!!!

on winning Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica edited by Shane Allison. I will be in touch with you soon. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Winner of The Hardest Thing

The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery
Congratulations to... 

Emily!!!

on winning The Hardest Thing by James Lear. I will be in touch with you soon. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: Bending the Iron by Libby Drew

Bending The Iron
Title: Bending the Iron by Libby Drew
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary 
Published August 19th 2013 by Carina Press
Length: 109 pages

Rating: 4 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb: 
Michael feels trapped. In his conservative, poor hometown where he has to keep his sexuality hidden. In his dead-end job. In caring for his alcoholic grandfather. Everything changes when he meets Eric, the new curator for the railroad museum. His curiosity about the passionate man quickly gives way to an intense attraction--one that Eric happily returns.

Carefree and refreshingly confident, Eric guides Michael to places he's forgotten, reminding him that it may not be too late to follow his dreams for something more in life. But the truth is, Eric knows exactly how it feels to be stuck in a bad situation. A failed relationship has left him with personal demons that may hurt his connection with Michael.

To give their future a chance, they both must fight being trapped in the past.


Review:
3.5 Star rounds up to 4 Stars

This novella starts out slow and really builds up the characters. Michael is a jaded man who stays in his small town to look after his alcoholic grandfather and works a dead-end job. He meets Eric, who is passionate and has traveled to places Michael only dreamed of. They are attracted to each other, but they each have to let go of the past and find the courage to face the future.  

Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: In Liam's Wake by Ashlyn Forge

In Liam's Wake: The Makeshift Soldier (Toys and Soldiers, #1) Title: In Liam's Wake: The Makeshift Soldier by Ashlyn Forge
Series: Toys and Soldiers #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Fiction
Expected Publication: Dec. 15 2013
Length: 407 pages

Rating: 1 Stars

ARC Provided by Author

Blurb:
For eight years, Liam Baldwin has been trapped underground in ‘The Colony’. His best friend and fellow detainee, Riley Scott, is comatose. Only Riley knows how to get out, but as the fifth year of his slumber comes to a close, Liam’s hope of ever seeing home again has faded.

Now he's faced with two options: Continue in his quest to revive Riley despite amassing staggering debt as well as the wrath of bounty hunters and vengeful mutants, or leave the past behind--leave Riley behind--and give his life, his body, his mind, his loyalty over to the establishment by becoming a soldier for The Colony.

Two roads, one path, and no return.

Purchase Link: http://www.ashlynforge.com/

Review:

I received a draft copy of the book to review, so my review is based on the version of the book I read.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Before Sept. Ends....

Some exciting news for Sept. 17! I'm a tour host for Goddess Fish Promotions and I'll be hosting a tour stop  for Cape Cursed here on my blog. There will be giveaways~ 


There's a list of reviews I'll be posting for this month. So be on the lookout for them! Meanwhile, you can click on the covers to see their Goodreads pages.

Bending The Iron In Liam's Wake: The Makeshift Soldier (Toys and Soldiers, #1) You Are Mine (Mine, #1) Disturbed Connections (Otherkin Spirits, #2) Disturbed Fate (Otherkin Spirits, #1)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review: The Adorned by John Tristan

The Adorned
Title: The Adorned by John Tristan
Genre: M/M Romance, Fantasy 
Published August 12th 2013 by Carina Press
Length: 280 pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb: 
My name is Etan, and I am Adorned.

A living piece of art, I exist to please the divine rulers of Kered. With nowhere to turn after my father died, I tried my luck in the capital city. Little did I know how quickly I would be robbed, beaten and forced to sell myself into servitude. But I was lucky enough to gain the attention of Roberd Tallisk, an irascible but intriguing tattoo artist who offered to mark me with enchanted ink for the enjoyment of the nobles. I was given a chance to better my station in life, and I could not refuse.

But the divine rulers want not only the art but the body that bears it. In their company I can rise above the dregs of society and experience a life most only dream of, at the cost of suffering their every desire as a pawn in games of lavish intrigue. Their attention is flattering, but I find I'd rather have Tallisk's. 

Caught between factions, I learn that a revolution is brewing, one that could ruin Kered—and Roberd and myself along with it…


Review:

I can only describe this book as epic. I think the author has outdone himself and this story is a masterpiece.This is a compelling story with themes coming of age, unexpected love, and a changing era. This story has all the elements of an epic story with magic thrown in.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Review: Gumption & Gumshoes by Alex Kidwell

Gumption & Gumshoes
Title: Gumption & Gumshoes by Alex Kidwell
Genre: M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal Romance
Published August 21st 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: 
August Adahy Mendez would rather be buried in the world of his detective novels or a good film noir movie than in real life. He’s overweight, undermotivated, and stuck in a dead-end job. As a Chincha, he’s part of a long line of chinchilla shifters, but the greatest accomplishment in his life so far has been moving an hour away from his close-knit herd. That all changes when August’s grandfather leaves him enough cash to pursue his dream: becoming a detective himself.

Sam Ewing is a bitter divorcĂ© who enjoys watching football and being alone. It’s easier when his only interaction with people is when he collects rent from his office building tenants. Then August rents space from him to set up his new detective agency, and Sam is drawn to him despite his misgivings.

Sam soon finds himself involved with one of August’s cases, and the men join forces to catch their criminal. The greater challenges they face, however, are how August makes Sam want to give love a second try and how Sam makes August believe that real life might be even better than fiction.


Review:

August rents out an office space from Sam, the building owner. When Sam discovers August's paranormal secret, they draw closer together. As August's case gets more dangerous, Sam gets involved to protect August's secrets and his life.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Review: Challenging Fate by Renee Stevens

Challenging FateTitle: Challenging Fate by Renee Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance, Fantasy 

Published July 10th 2013 by Renee Stevens
Length: 76 pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: 
Maki waited years to discover what dragon spirit the fates gifted him with. He anticipated his first flight, his parents at his side, as he launched himself into the sky for the first time. Best of all, one day he'd find his mate and spend the rest of his life with someone by his side. Unfortunately for him, things didn't go exactly as he'd always planned.

Purchase Link: http://reneestevens.blogspot.com/

Review:

The Warrior Dragon clan ostracizes Maki when he turns into a Blue dragon, fated to bring destruction and madness. When he finally ventures out of clan lands, he chances upon a dragon held captive by a sadistic wizard. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Review: Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica edited by Shane Allison

Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica
Title: Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica edited by Shane Allison
Genre: M/M Romance, Erotica, Anthology
Published July 16th 2013 by Cleis Press
Length: 216 pages

Rating: 4 Stars
GIVEAWAY: HERE
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb: 
Good Clean Fun

Steamy encounters in the bathhouse have been the stuff of erotic legend for centuries—just ask Spartacus! Shane Allison busts open the sauna door in Steam Bath, a rollicking romp of pretty boys and dashing daddies out to cruise. From fresh-faced twinks to silver foxes and beautiful bears, Shane delivers sensational stories of sweaty, muscled men eager to shed their clothes. A towel-snapping good read, Steam Bath is filled with sizzling porn bodies, sexy boys next door, and tantalizing tricks that fully capture the erotic dynamics between men. A gorgeous, tattooed bad boy asks to be taught a hard lesson in Eric Del Carlo’s “Steam Punk.” A twink finds true love for one night at the baths, who blows his mind and more in Rafaelito V. Sy’s “Raf’s Journey.” Things get hot and heavy when two college professors and a horny student stumble upon a Belgian bathhouse in Roscoe Hudson’s “The Chaperones.” And who knew that sex between two randy strangers could be so hot in “Across the Bay,” by T. R. Verten? Gaybie award-winning editor Shane Allison is a rising gay erotica star who proves he is here to stay with Steam Bath.

Purchase Link: http://www.cleispress.com/

Review:

Excellent compilation of M/M erotica with a bathhouse theme. Each stories is about 10 pages long (PDF). Like any other anthology, some stories stand out more. The stories I like best are the ones that invoke some emotional response and leave an impact.

Giveaway of Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica edited by Shane Allison

Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica Cleis Press has generously offered their new gay romance fiction title for a giveaway contest! The winner will receive a hard copy of Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica edited by Shane Allison.

Leave a comment to enter! Contest closes on Sept. 11 at midnight CST. Open to US entrants only.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Giveaway: The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery by James Lear

The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery Cleis Press has generously offered their new gay romance fiction title for a giveaway contest! The winner will receive a hard copy of The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery by James Lear.

Leave a comment to enter! Contest closes on Sept. 10 at midnight CST. Open to US entrants only.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Review: The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery by James Lear

The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery
Title: The Hardest Thing by James Lear
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary, Mystery, Erotica
Published June 11th 2013 by Cleis Press
Length: 264 pages

Rating: 3 Stars
GIVEAWAY: HERE
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb: 
Killing Is Easy. Love Is... The Hardest Thing

Once a major in the US Marines, Dan Stagg fell foul of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and is now struggling to make sense of civilian life. In his late 30s, tall and muscular, Dan works as a bouncer at an East Village nightclub. When he's offered a fortune to protect the young male secretary of a powerful real estate developer, Dan takes off on a road trip with a hot blond companion who makes it clear that "protection" doesn't stop at the bedroom door. But Dan soon realizes he's being used as a shield for a much more sinister operation and has to choose between easy money and the ideals that he once fought for.

Purchase Link: http://www.cleispress.com/

Review:

Dan, an ex marine, after losing his job as a bouncer, got a job offer delivered right to his front door by the handsome Italian man, Ferrari. As he takes the job as a personal bodyguard to Jody, he stumbles into a mystery that may cost him his life and that of Jody, his new love interest.

Some words of warning from me: the couple in this book are not exclusive even though they "love" or are falling in love with each other. Sex is used as a pastime, a bribe to keep others' mouths shut, and an manipulative act. It's hardcore and graphic. If you can get past all that and love reading mystery books, this is the book for you.

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! What are people doing today?
I'm going to spend the day at home, reading books, and eating gourmet cupcakes.

I just want to highlight some exciting things happening after Labor Day (although it might not be exactly the day after). Cleis Press has generously offered their latest gay romance fictions for giveaway contests! These hot and sexy books are:

The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery
Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica
Purchase Links: The Hardest Thing and Steam Bath

For now, you can learn more by clicking on the covers to go to their Goodreads pages. I will also be reviewing these titles, so check back soon.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: Blessed Curses by Madeleine Ribbon

Blessed CursesTitle: Blessed Curses by Madeleine Ribbon
Genre: M/M Romance, Fantasy
Published August 7th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 168 pages

Rating: 5 Stars






Blurb:
Though he’s a sorcerer with a talent for creating blessings, David can do very little with any other magic. He works the night shift for his cousin’s magical supply shop because he’s cursed—his brother did it when they were kids—and now people can’t stand to be near David since he inspires irrational fear. Many experts have tried to remove it, but the curse has proven completely binding. Then David meets Vaughn at his brother's wedding. 

Vaughn works for the magical enforcers, picking apart complex curses and making sure sorcerers stay within the law. He has the ability to dampen magical effects around him and loves solving supposedly irreversible curses like David’s. He quickly develops a more personal interest in David. Despite the distance David attempts to keep between them, he finally realizes when Vaughn is injured on the job that he doesn’t want to stay away anymore. But what about the curse?

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Review:

Blessed Curses is a lighthearted, fun read with a lot of fairy tale elements that will appeal to fans of fantasy and fairy tales.