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Author Q&A: Jack L. Pyke + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Huge thanks to Jen and the guys for hosting my fourth day of my seventh-day tour with Shaded Chains. Yesterday I was at Sinfully Gay Book Reviews, looking at if I could write to order from one reader, and tomorrow I’m with Attention is Arbitrary going full kink in kilt, following the Scottish theme in Shaded Chains! So please check me out there too!

Today it’s a quick Q&A session. I asked readers to go as serious or as tongue-in-cheek as they’d like with questions, and, well, they never fail to knock me off my feet and tickle a few ribs….

Are you my Dom, because you sure love torturing me!

I’d need rope, sticky tape, and a whip or two to answer that, that’s after I’ve figured out how to get into the packaging, lol.   

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Run – you’re next.

With everything you put your characters through, what is your biggest fear?

Tornadoes. Every time I dream of tornadoes, something bad happens in my life. So I hate tornadoes, that and water and spiders. So water spiders carried by tornadoes would just about kill me.

Would you ever kill off an MC?

Oh yes. In fact, in Don’t 6…. Just kidding. (I like keeping my head!)

Would Gray ever allow Jack to have a scene where he dominates him – and not as Martin?

In fact, in Don’t 6 — spoilers!

What sparks your creative story lines?

To start off with? Usually just a word, like Don’t…. I see the look in my eldest lad’s eyes when I say don’t around him; there’s always that compulsion to… do!

Which character most resembles you?

I’m gonna blush heavily here and say Jan Richards, from the Don’t… series. He’s an accountant, and falls into dark psychological games with Jack and Gray, not to mention the BDSM and counter-terrorism plot lines etc. He feels just so out of his depth and left hiding or blushing at how normal his life is. Not to mention how he feels like a third wheel at times who’s lost in the background. I’m there most times, wishing I could say I was dark as Gray, as sexy and loveable as Jack Harrison, with his darker personality, but… nah. They’d both probably bypass me on the street, and I’m kind of happy with that! I like normal and bland.

As an author who writes dark reads, what do you want to accomplish with your writing?

In all honesty? Nothing. There’s no hidden message regard my politics to get any type of message out there; I don’t want to use M/M writing to break through into the mainstream market. I’m just happy writing.

Seeing as you write dark books… is there any books you can’t read cos they’re too dark?

My trigger zones are actually non-fiction, in particular reads that deal with real-life accounts of abuse and rape. I can’t read them. My non-fiction shelves consist of English Language/linguistic text books, nothing more.

Lastly, I really would really enjoy you answering the question you addressed. Is there anything you wouldn’t write about? What are YOUR triggers?

I’ll always look at portraying the harder side to life because that’s life in general: it gets no censorship and little allowance for trigger zones. But I do have hard and fast restrictions to the amount of on-page content I’ll consider. I won’t ever write a scene portraying narrative real-time paedophilia, not like I did with getting into Jan’s head when he witnessed the horrendous twist on the rape-to-straight scenes in Antidote. So, yes, the one thing that’s sure to make me stop writing and toss a novel across the room is anything on paedophilia.

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Thanks to all the readers for these awesome questions, and also to the Blogger Girls for hosting me! If you’d like a little darker read, please click on the giveaway link below. Leaving a comment on my publisher’s site will also get you extra entries, so please say hi!blogger_bee_trans

About Shaded Chains

Alex Gardner is a psychiatric nurse, Ross McKendrik a tattoo artist: both know the fears and strains of caring for an old man with dementia: Ross’s father. When lines between father and son are crossed and trust is broken between Alex and Ross—between a sub and Dom—Ross is in a fight for his life to earn the right to hear his sub say his name again. Only having grown up in the Scottish Highlands, Ross’s methods are a little… dangerous, his methods are a little… dark. Love is about to get very, very tough.

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About Jack L. Pyke

Jack L. Pyke blames her dark writing influences on living close to one of England’s finest forests. Having grown up hearing a history of kidnappings, murders, strange sightings, and sexual exploits her neck of the woods is renowned for, Jack takes that into her writing, having also learned that human coping strategies for intense situations can sometimes make the best of people have disastrously bad moments. Redeeming those flaws is Jack’s drive, and if that drive just happens to lead to sexual tension between two or more guys, Jack’s the first to let nature take its course.

Find out more about Jack on his Website, Facebook and Goodreads.

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As part of this blog tour, Jack is giving away an eBook copy of Shaded Chains!! To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out JustJen’s review of Shaded Chains to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: Ride Along by Meghan Maslow

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Ride Along
Author: Meghan Maslow
Series: States of Love
Heroes: Drew Nolan/Josh de Oliveira
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 14, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Drew Nolan is a loud-and-proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer’s block. He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time. When he wins a ride-along at a writer’s conference, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot… until he meets his partner.

Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family, his partner, and the respect of his unit—all for doing the right thing. Recently busted back down to patrol, he’s relieved to get a cushy assignment at the Author’s Police Institute where he’ll take one lucky writer on a ride-along. Unfortunately, his author looks like he belongs in the backseat of Josh’s squad car—long, ginger dreadlocks, piercings, and an “I would bottom you so hard” T-shirt. But there’s something about Drew Josh is having a hard time resisting.

It’s going to be a long night and one hell of a ride as opposites attract and realize they share a lot in common beneath the surface. As animosity becomes desire, they realize they can help each other out—in more ways than one.
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Detour by Sid Love: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Detour

by Sid Love

I stepped out of his embrace and stared at him, he looked so different at that moment. Attractive. Appealing. His calm, green eyes and his skin glowed in the light. His lips were plump, my mouth felt dry.

“Why are you looking at me like th…?”

Before he could finish, I grabbed his face and kissed him hard. I didn’t care about anything in that moment. I only knew I had to kiss him because my attraction for him was overpowering.

He broke away, unnerved. I smiled to show it was okay and he grinned widely. Grabbing my lower lip between his, he licked it. I moaned when he bit it. His hands snaked around my torso and traveled down to find my butt cheeks, squeezing them hard. I gasped into the kiss.

He picked me up like I weighed nothing and dropped me on the bed. Taking the wallet and note from me, he placed them, together with his laptop next to his pillows, safely on the nightstand. Concentrating on me, his eyes roamed my body from top to bottom. “Man, this must be my lucky day!” he declared huskily.

I giggled and watched him crawl over me. Breathlessly, I stopped laughing when he eyed me with a serious face. “What?” I whispered. Continue reading

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Book Review: Return to Biker Lane by Charlie Richards

Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Return to Biker Lane
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: Kontra’s Menagerie #21
Heroes: Jethro Gunther/Wilhelm Smith
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 79 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  On the Road: A series of unexpected meetings bring a solitary hippo shifter to a new family and friends…if he’s willing to take a chance.

Jethro Gunther has been servicing the motorcycles of his old pal’s gang for over a decade. When his buddy brings him a new customer, Jethro finds himself attracted to only the second man in his life–Wilhelm Smith. The first guy had left Jethro used and rejected, so he’d turned to one night stands with biker bunnies. It was just easier. Wilhelm, however, seems different One night, he realizes just how different Wilhelm actually is. Shifters are real? They are, and not only that, Wilhelm refuses to be a dirty little secret. Can Jethro accept his new reality and figure out a way to openly incorporate a male partner into his life?
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Book Review: Rabbit by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Rabbit
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Gillham Pack #23
Heroes: Rabbit/Elton/Samuel
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 120 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Available at:  eXtasy Books
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When life throws you a curve ball, you have to deal with it as well as you can.

When Rabbit arrived in Gillham, he was only trying to get away from his ex-boyfriend. He never expected to find a pack, a family, but he feels at home in Gillham. Finding his mate makes that feeling even stronger, at least until he realizes Elton isn’t only his mate, but also Samuel’s.

Elton’s in Gillham to visit his brother when he ends up in the middle of a spat for him. He might not know a lot about shifters and mates, but he does know that one human guy having two shifter mates isn’t normal.

Samuel is ready to fight for Elton, and really, it shouldn’t take much with how tiny Rabbit is. But Rabbit reveals himself to be stronger and more stubborn than Samuel had thought, and when Elton gives them an ultimatum, they have to learn to work together—or be without their mate.

They know a three-way mating is possible, but it doesn’t make it easy. Rabbit, Elton, and Samuel all have their own insecurities and problems. Will they manage to work around them and be happy together, or will the stress of having to share a mate make their relationship implode?
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Book Review: On Point by Annabeth Albert

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: On Point
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Out of Uniform #3
Heroes: Maddox Horvat/Ben Tovey
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 320 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: June 5, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Never fall for your best friend…

Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn’t smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can’t ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever—heart and soul.

Ben admits he likes what he’s seen—his friend’s full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben’s still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he’s not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too.

Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on.

Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge—confronting themselves, their future and their desires—begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover.
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Book Review: Sunset at Pencarrow by Lou Sylvre and Anne Barwell

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Sunset at Pencarrow
Authors: Lou Sylvre and Anne Barwell
Series: World of Love
Heroes: Nathaniel Dunn/Rusty Beaumont
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 129 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 7, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington’s famous fog? In the last year, Nate’s lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he’s found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog means no flight, and the ticket agent is ignoring him to fawn over a beautiful but annoying, overly polite American man.

Rusty Beaumont can deal with a canceled flight, but the pushy Kiwi at the ticket counter is making it difficult for him to stay cool. The guy rubs him all the wrong ways despite his sexy working-man look, which Rusty notices even though he’s not looking for a man to replace the fiancé who died two years ago. Yet when they’re forced to share a table at the crowded airport café, Nate reveals the kind heart behind his grumpy façade. An earthquake, sex in the bush, and visits from Nate’s belligerent ex turn a day of sightseeing into a slippery slope that just might land them in love.
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Dual Book Review: Crossing Jordan by Shannon West

Reviewed by JustJen and Susan65

Title: Crossing Jordan
Author: Shannon West
Heroes: Jace O’Neal/Will Jordan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 135 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A complicated web of lies threatens Jace’s life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.

Jace O’Neal is slowly rebuilding his life after a disastrous romance with an actor named Dylan Malone in NYC sends him back to Atlanta in disgrace. Living with his mother and his brother, a fourteen-year-old with Fragile X syndrome, one of the known causes of autism, Jace is pursued by Malone, who finally persuades him into another relationship. Then Dylan goes missing and the evidence left at the scene points to Jace’s involvement.

The detective on the case, Will Jordan, is drawn to Jace right away, and learns that Jace’s former lover was manipulative and cruel. Will fights his attraction to Jace as he seeks the truth of what happened to Malone. As more clues emerge and point to Jace, Jordan begins to believe Jace is in danger. A complicated web of lies threatens Jace’s life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.
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Audio Review: Where There’s Fire by Cari Z.

Reviewed by Morgan

Title: Where There’s Fire
Author: Cari Z.
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Panopolis #2
Heroes:
Genre: MM Dystopian
Length: 3 Hours, 7 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Making a name for myself as a Villain in Panopolis is hard work. Six months ago, my boyfriend broke me out of jail. Now he’s spending most of his time defending our turf against other Villains he accidentally freed along with me. And my new psychic powers are not only impossible to control, but they’re also giving me migraines.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. My skills are improving every day, and Raul—aka the Mad Bombardier—and I have never been happier. That is, until my first solo job is interrupted by a mysterious woman who tells me that Raul has been kidnapped by a ruthless new Villain. The only way to free him is to do a job for Maggot, a man with scary ideas and an even scarier superpower.

I can’t go to the cops or a Hero for help. Odds are they wouldn’t listen to me anyway. If I fail, Raul will be killed. If I succeed, we’ll both be bound to a man who’ll stop at nothing to put Panopolis on the path to civil war. It looks like the only way to win is to take out the competition.
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Book Review: Unbreakable Stories: Snow by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Unbreakable Stories: Snow
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #2.5
Heroes: Ashton”Snow” Frost/Jude Torres
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 152 Pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 29, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:

Unbreakable Stories: Snow is a collection of short stories and a novelette set after the events of Shatter, book 2 of the Unbreakable Bonds series and before Torch, book 3. Follow the continuing, passionate and heartfelt romance between Dr. Ashton “Snow” Frost and Jude Torres as they merge their lives together as a couple.

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