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Release Blitz: Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

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Honorary Blogger TA Moore: If Characters Were Cars + Giveaway!

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If Characters Were Cars

by TA Moore

First of all, thank you so much for having me! I’m thrilled to be here with my new contemporary romance Take the Edge Off.

One of the main characters in Take the Edge Off is a professional driver, and ex-semi-professional car thief. So inspired by that (and by the fact that a friend of mine’s husband chants ‘I’m a bus, I’m a bus, I’m a big red bus’ whenever he ends up in a bus lane) I am going to answer a question that I know you’re all dying to know the answer to: What would these characters be like if they were cars?

Joseph ‘Joe’ Bailey is rich, successful, and colours inside the lines. The son of a rich man Joe’s always had a lot, so it feels safer to be content what what he’s got rather than push through for what he really wants. Whether that is his career, the projects he takes on for his father, or who he loves. Easier to do what people expect in public, and what you want when they aren’t looking.

That said, within his self-imposed limits, Joe isn’t used to hearing ‘no’ when he sets his sights on something. Or someone. He’s a handsome man who appreciates the finer things in life, from his clothes to the company he keeps, and likes to be in control. Life, he’s found, runs smoother when you plan it out ahead of time and make sure that everyone involved know what is expected of them.

An American in London for business he has no intention of driving in the city (something that I, the author, sympathise with!), but he doesn’t actually like to drive anyhow. It’s the one place he cedes control, but only as far as the reins his wallet can put on a driver.

If Joe was a car he’d be Porsche 911 Carrera. Stylish, expensive, and beautiful to look at. It’s the sort of car that looks good in a garage, but the owner never really takes it out and opens it up on a long, dusty road to nowhere just for the joy of hearing the engine rev. Well, not until someone who’s got no boundaries gets behind the wheel anyhow.

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Sales Blitz: First Season by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey + Giveaway!

First Season by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Layton wants success, Adler wants family, how can love make both these things possible?

Layton Foxx works hard for what he has. The condo, the career, the chance to make his mark, is all down to the sacrifices he has made. With tragedy in his past, he doesn’t want or need love. Then he meets Adler Lockhart, the extroverted, sexy winger for the Harrisburg Railers and abruptly he can’t avoid love even if he wanted to.

Adler Lockhart has had everything handed to him his whole life. Cars, villas, cash, college tuition at the finest Ivy League schools. The only things he doesn’t have are parents who care or the love of a good man. Then Layton walks into his privileged life and shows him what real love can be like.

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

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Keeping Cade by SE Jakes: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by SE Jakes

“It’s not a simple answer, okay? It’s just…I can’t believe it’s real. I feel like, whatever’s happening between us is going to disappear between my fingers, no matter how hard I try to catch it,” he tried to explain, and for once, Strider didn’t have any smart answers. He was just listening. “It’s going to go away, and now I know it exists, and it’s going to hurt way more than if I just wanted it to exist. Now I know. And I’m not sure I’ll ever get over it.”

Strider watched him quietly, and Cade couldn’t quite place the emotion behind his odd-colored eyes. “You’re quite taken with them.”

“Maybe.” Because admitting it full-out would make it that much worse. “I don’t want to talk about this anymore.”

Strider seemed to respect that boundary, which should’ve made Cade suspicious. “Cade?”

“Yes?”

“What’s the worst that could happen with it?” he asked and Cade frowned. “You said you already know it exists. And I don’t think Tegan would be this angry if he wanted you to really go away. If it’s going to hurt anyway…what’s the point of not trying?” He paused while Cade tried to control his breaths. “We’re all so broken. You have to know that, don’t you? You’re not the only one. We’re all broken, and it’s okay.”

After a long moment of silence, Strider added, “I feel like you owe me money for that session. I accept money orders or cash.”

“Really?”

Strider stood and walked away, calling over his shoulder, “My services don’t come cheap.”

Cade laughed into the night…mainly because he knew Strider meant it about the money.

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Cover Reveal: Shake The Stars by V.L. Locey + Giveaway!

Shake The Stars

by V.L. Locey

Spending time in the Poconos with his family was the last thing Dane Forrester wanted to do over the summer. He had dreams of spending his last break touring Europe and gathering story ideas for his upcoming creative writing classes before heading to college. Maybe even finding that elusive first love in a small café in Paris, or along the Rhine, or even in a sultry villa in Italy. But no, he was stuck at the Silver Fir Lodge with his family where his dreams of romance and passion would wither and die a slow painful death, or so he imagined.

When all seemed lost, the budding wordsmith is saved—in more than one sense—by Khalid Novak, a lifeguard at the lodge’s pool. Khalid is two years older, a bit more sophisticated, and the most incredibly alluring thing Dane has ever seen. The two young men find themselves joyously wound in a searing romance that teaches Dane that love can be wildly intense yet fleeting so one should revel in it when the discovery is made. 

Can this summer romance survive the chill of autumn as well as the winds of time? 

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Prescription for Love by Aimee Nicole Walker: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Aimee Nicole Walker

“Are you going to walk me to the door like a gentleman?” I asked when Tucker pulled into my driveway and parked behind my car.

“I’m not feeling all that gentlemanly right now.” Tucker’s guard was completely down when he turned and looked at me. I saw his naked need and desire. “I will walk you through your door and press you against the foyer wall and—”

“Okay,” I said, releasing my seatbelt and opening the passenger door without waiting for a response. I didn’t wait for him to escort me to the door, but I’d only taken a few steps before I heard Tuck’s door open and shut. His footfalls were steady as he followed me, but I was willing to bet his heart was racing as quickly as mine.

My hands shook when I tried to unlock the door, and I dropped my keychain on the porch. I bent at the waist to pick it up just as Trent placed his big hands on my hips and pressed his groin to my ass. A pitiful whimper escaped through my parted lips.

“I warned you I wasn’t feeling gentlemanly,” Tuck said darkly.

I scooped my keys off the porch and straightened before my neighbors witnessed our bump and grind, but I pushed my groin tighter against the growing bulge in Tuck’s pants instead of putting space between us.

“Unlock the door, Doc.”

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By Way of Pain by J.M. Dabney: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by J.M. Dabney

A deadly calm seemed to come over my captor as the leather slithered through the man’s slim, elegant hands that were encased in tight black leather. “Remove the blanket, stand and return to the support in the center of the room.”

Every inch of my body shook as I did as he asked. The chill in the air had goosebumps rising and caused the hair to stand up on my arms. When I straightened, I used my hands to cover my crotch. Each step I took fought against my instinct to survive. He said he’d do away with me, and if he felt merciful, he’d make my death quick. As much as that should have terrified me, it brought me a sense of comfort that once he was done with me, he wouldn’t make me suffer.

I yelped and covered my eyes as the single, naked bulb burned bright.

“Face the support and grab the hook. Do not remove your hands from it at any time or you will earn an extra lash.”

My captor’s voice turned deeper, almost what I assumed a lover would sound like.

“What are you going to do with me?”

“I’m going to teach you, boy, that pain is pleasure. When I’m done, you will beg for each lash you receive in punishment.”

I arched my back as he drew the hilt of the whip down the indent of my spine and then I felt his breath fan my ear. “You have to embrace pain to truly appreciate pleasure. For some of us, they are one and the s

ame.”

That he believed what he was saying was scarier than the inevitability of my death.

My captor pressed his clothed form fully to my back. The man was lean, but I felt the power in those muscles, and I cried out as strong fingers winched my head back. I closed my eyes at the burning sting on my scalp. The rough support abraded my skin—only the cage on my cock protected the tender skin. My big, hairy body was too on display, and I didn’t want him to look at me.

Suddenly the heat and presence of him was gone, and the chilliness of the damp basement washed over me. I didn’t dare turn around. I didn’t want to see what was about to happen. I knew that was stupid. He was going to whip me and seeing would allow me to brace myself for the pain.

“Breathe, boy. I own every inch of you, and that includes your pain.”

As soon as the last syllable slipped from his tongue, I felt the fire of the first kiss of the whip. Strangely, I flinched more at the crack of the leather than I did the first strike. I moved to wrap my arms around the support, hugging it tight and pressing my sweaty brow to the splintered surface. Each strike of the whip made me writhe and beg. I wanted the pain to stop. I felt the first trickles of blood down my back. It was a tickling sensation as it flowed over my ass—the backs of my thighs.

It wasn’t as much as I’d assumed, as if just the tip of the whip grazed my back. The agony reached the point that a sort of numbness took over. The nerves had deadened under the exposure of overwhelming suffering. My vision was dimming at the edges, and my heart beat too fast, I cried out with each new lick of leather. I was posed on my tiptoes, and my thighs shook, I was on the edge of collapse.

I was granted a reprieve, and I screamed as his soft shirt felt like sandpaper on my abused back. “Good boy, you did better than I expected.” His voice sounded almost…caring, and that was so unlike the mental picture I’d formed of him. I gritted my teeth as he drew his palm from my shoulder

 to hip. I was oversensitive and shoved myself harder into the beam.

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Release Blitz: Benoit by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey + Giveaway!

Benoit by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Senior year is here, and everything is on the line. Benoit’s time to shine in the crease is now, and he’s going to do everything he can to make sure those professional scouts take notice. He’s earned a great reputation for his skills in the net, and his laid-back demeanor is his key to maintaining his cool when things get heated in the goal crease. 

As the Eagles roar into a new season, Ben’s laser-sharp focus is shattered by his attraction to Ethan Girard, the team’s new defensive consultant. Trying his best to ignore the budding friendship that’s taking a hard, fast turn into something far more passionate, Ben is determined to keep his mind on the sport he loves and not let his feelings for the handsome older man creep into his performance. But love, like hockey, is wildly unpredictable, and soon Ben finds that he’s unable to distance himself from Ethan who is slowly and surely working himself into his heart.

Famed Boston defenseman, Ethan Girard, isn’t stupid. Celebrating his thirty-second birthday in the emergency room after breaking his leg, and with a warning that healing will be a long process, he knows he has to think about his future. He was drafted at eighteen, and he’s never known anything but hockey, but with no contract in place yet for the new season he considers that maybe it’s time for him to hang up his skates for good.

Volunteering to help out with the Owatonna Eagles fills his time, but from the moment he lays eyes on goalie Ben, he knows his world will never be the same again. Falling in lust is as easy as stealing his first kiss, but Ben refuses to engage. Has Ethan finally met his match?

When the lines between career and love blur, will Ethan and Ben find a way to create a future that will work for both of them?

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Release Blitz: Adam Only by Roe Horvat + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Adam Only by Roe Horvat

On stage, Adam lets his passion drive him. All his secret desires, everything nasty, dirty, and beautiful flows freely through him, for once in harmony. His soul thrives when his body moves, but only on stage. Adam’s passionate nature makes him a great dancer…and a failure at life. He’s a lonely, emotional mess. Going home with a man far out of his reach is the last thing Adam should do. Christoffer represents everything Adam isn’t: strong, independent, educated, and rich. His kind eyes, at odds with his brutish form, make Adam’s knees and restraint buckle.

Once Christoffer sees Adam dancing, he’s lost. The young man is mesmerizing, otherworldly, and unpredictable. Whatever might happen between them, it will be transient, and Christoffer will most likely get hurt. The temptation is too great, however, and the sex explosive. He might as well enjoy every moment he’s given, even if it’s just one day, maybe two. If Christoffer treads carefully, Adam might stay until Monday.

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Book Review: Same Time Next Year by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Same Time Next Year
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: Tundra Wolves #1
Heroes: Caleb/Ridge
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 227 Pages
Publisher: Maggie Walsh
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: The Alaskan Tundra, a cold and desolate place where very few creatures can live under the harsh conditions found there. But one group of wolves known as The Alaskan Tundra Wolves, thrive in the region. With very few females of their kind willing to settle in such a harsh environment, the males of the breed learn to adapt, and for generations, male on male matings are the norm.

Also what is normal within this breed is their place in the pack. Depending on what they were born as, Alpha, beta, delta, gamma, omega, makes them either dominant or submissive, or any of the levels in between. For the Tundra Wolves, this is not a lifestyle choice, but how they were born. It is inbred in their DNA to either dominate or submit and is completely natural for them.

Caleb was born a beta to his pack and spends his life training to be its top warrior with the thought of being his alpha brother’s beta when he turns twenty-five, but as Caleb ages he realizes his true desires don’t match with his beta self. He craves to submit to an alpha and to give himself freely, but the beta in him needs to fight and protect. The inner turmoil within confuses Caleb, but not as much as the yearly letters he has received every birthday his whole life.

On his sixteenth birthday, Caleb’s parents present him with a bundle of letters each noted with his birthday on it since the day he was born. With each letter the writer talks of his past year and his hopes for Caleb in the future. But as Caleb matures, the letters become more intimate, the author telling of how beautiful he thinks Caleb has become.

On the day before his twenty-fifth birthday, the latest letter arrives a day early with the promise, “I will see you tomorrow.” When the moment finally arrives, Caleb is shocked to see the man of his dreams, literally, just walks into his life. The connection between them is strong and Caleb doesn’t waste a minute fighting it. He has done something that is unheard of for their kind and has found his true mate.

Ridge is the alpha of the nearest pack of Tundra wolves and has known Caleb’s whole life that he had found his true mate, but Caleb was too young for him to stake his claim, so instead he would reach out once a year to let Caleb know that he wasn’t alone.

Now that the two have finally met, the pull to be together and to claim is too strong for either of them to fight and Ridge takes Caleb home to his pack. Caleb now has to come to terms with who he really is and what he truly desires and embrace his submissive side.
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