Book Review: Take the Edge Off by T.A. Moore

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Take the Edge Off
Author: T.A. Moore
Heroes: Cal & Joe
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 194 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: You don’t end up an ex-car thief and ex-con because you’re good at resisting temptation… and Cal Tate’s rich new boss is very tempting.

Cal has always been the bad boy lovers don’t bring home to Mom, but now he’d like someone other than a debt collector waiting for him at home. He has a legit job as a driver with his brother’s company, he’s got a doctor on the hook, and he still can’t help crawling into bed with Joseph Bailey.

Joe has never met anyone as easy in their own skin as his new driver. Or as ridiculously beautiful. He’s in London to downsize the family business… and to investigate the abusive emails that imply a dark secret around his mother’s death. But unpicking the lies he’s been told makes Joe realize he isn’t sure who is without them.

When his life falls apart, the only person he can be himself with is Cal. But with the anonymous stalker’s threats increasing, Joe worries that someone will finish the job they started over two decades ago—and end any chance for a happy future between him and Cal. Continue reading

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Release Blitz: Come Play – An MM Erotica Charity Anthology + Giveaway!

Come Play – An MM Erotica Charity Anthology

Watch and Learn if the Coach’s Little Kitten can be Tamed.

Follow the Doctor’s Orders and read all about Brotherly Love.

Understand Abstract Love and then take a peek at A Kink Chronicles Short.

It’s all about Pretty Boys, The Kiss, and Particular Tastes bundled up in this must-have erotic anthology. 

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Abstract Love by Sara Dobie Bauer

A Kink Chronicles Short by Luna David

Brotherly Love by Lynn Van Dorn

Coach’s Little Kitten by Quin Perin

Doctor’s Orders by Emma Jaye

Particular Taste sby T.S. McKinney

Pretty Boy by E.M. Denning

Tamed by T.M. Chris

The Kiss by A.G. Carothers

Watch and Learn by K.C. Wells

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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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Between Bloody Lips by Sai Fox: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Sai Fox

Memories were always something that had fascinated Gabriel.

There was something special about the way a human’s mind worked, how it was able to recall information from so long before. He’d read somewhere, in some article on some throwaway day that no longer mattered, that the mind wasn’t able to recall memories with perfect detail.

No; memory was less like a photograph and more like a Pablo Picasso in its mix of color and shapes. It was more like a Salvador Dali in how the edges of dreams and reality bled into each other to create its own unique picture, its own unique self.

Nothing was quite reality.

Nothing was quite fantasy.

Nothing was quite—

Perfect.

Maybe, just maybe, that was how Gabriel knew that this was a dream rather than a memory.

It was just…

Perfect.

Too perfect.

It was such a beautiful morning; the sun shined through the pale blue curtains over his window, the creamy white paint on the walls giving a soft, alluring glow to the room. There was a spider web stretched across the lower-left corner of the windowsill, the tattered edges blowing in a soft breeze that Gabriel could feel against the hairs on his arms.

His mind, idle and in that sweet place between wakefulness and the dead of sleep, couldn’t help but wonder: where was the spider? Where was it hiding?

Why was it hiding?

Something soft and niggling in the back of his mind tried to push the thought away. It didn’t matter. It didn’t exist, as far as Gabriel was concerned. After all, why would there be a spider in such a beautiful place, in such a beautiful dream?”

“Gabriel turned his attention away from the window and to the oak nightstand painted with little, pale pink flowers at the corners, a vase of freshly-cut daisies casting a shadow across the table.

They smelled like his childhood. They were the ones his mother had always kept right there on the bedside at their little beach house, their little getaway. She had undoubtedly gotten them that morning from the garden just outside his bedroom window.

She didn’t get them from anywhere. This is a dream. This is nothing but a dream.

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Book Review: Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Wolf Rain
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #3
Hero/Heroine: Alexei & Memory
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 4 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The fate of millions of lives hangs in the balance in this new Psy-Changeling Trinity novel from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh…

Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence…until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her ‘gift’ is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.

But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it.

Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature–and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence… Continue reading

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Cold Light by Michelle Frost: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Michelle Frost

Morning sunlight glinted off the bulletproof back glass of Mr. Harry Low’s town car. His driver would stop the car at exactly twelve past eight in front of the headquarters for Low International, and exactly thirty seconds later, two-armed security guards would approach the car before escorting Mr. Low inside.

Ten seconds—that’s all the window Lex had. Five of those would be waiting for the bullet to get there. He’d been laying in this exact spot over a mile away each morning for a week. Calculating the wind, the distance, how the bullet would drop. The butt of his rifle was settled against his shoulder with the rest of his body spread out behind it prone on a tarp. Out of a million ways to kill a man, this was his favorite. He’d learned to shoot early. He didn’t know if that was typical for kids with parents in a MC, but it was for the President of the Sand Lake Iron Heretics’ son. His father was tough and sharp, and always pushing Lex to improve the skills that would make him an asset to the club. Even after his father discovered he was gay.

Still, the skills he’d been pushed to learn had proved useful. When the club fell into debt with a man that kept contract killers on his payroll, Lex’s skills were what settled the balance. An eight-year contract to kill for Rick Morgan, splitting the paycheck fifty-fifty. Rick kept half and Lex kept half while still paying his dues to the club. Everyone was happy.

There were only a handful of people on the planet that could take the shot he was about to with any certainty that they’d hit their mark. Not only was he certain, but he was banking on it. This shot was the money shot. The last punch in his time card. After this kill, his contract with Rick was over and he’d have a chance to live a life that didn’t include so much blood on his hands. Not that he minded the blood. It washed just like everything else. But he’d been away from the club too long, and yearned for an open road and a vest on his back. When he’d turned eighteen, he hadn’t received the ink like a typical full-patch so if he were captured, his club ties would remain unknown. No one outside of Rick knew who he really was. Not even Arden.

The thought of his lover sent a tug of longing through him. It’d been too long since he’d seen his boy; felt the soft slide of his skin or gripped the strands of his blond hair. Thoughts of their next meeting tore him in half as he contemplated how he could possibly keep Arden and the MC, too. Returning home would be both a blessing and a curse.

Movement down the sight of his scope drew him back to the task at hand. Two guards, like clockwork, walked to the rear passenger door of the dark sedan as it idled. One took a protective position, standing with his back facing Lex’s direction, blocking the view of the car’s door while the other man reached to pull it open. One foot then two hit the pavement and Mr. Low was up and out of the car, sandwiched between his behemoth guards.

This was it. He breathed in and out, slow and easy, finger moving from its idle position resting against the body of the rifle to land lightly on the trigger. Lex licked his lips and just before they reached the building when one guard would lean in to open the door, he squeezed. The rifle discharged like the well-oiled machine it was, rocking back against Lex’s shoulder.

One.

Two.

Three.

Four.

The bullet caught Mr. Low just above the ear and the top half of his head exploded in a shower of blood, brain matter, and bone. Pulling his eye from the scope, Lex ejected the bullet casing. It hit the tarp with a thunk, the smell of gunpowder strong in the air. Methodically, he dismantled his weapon, taking it apart piece by piece with practiced ease. Once the pieces were stowed in their case, he carefully folded the tarp, ensuring that his brass was collected and placed everything in his backpack before sliding his arms through both straps and starting on his pre-planned route out of the hills.  

They might find that spot, but they’d find no trace of Lex. He was a ghost, a wraith, a phantom, and would be gone before Mr. Low’s blood dried on the concrete.

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Book Review: Echoes by L.A. Ashton

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Echoes
Author: L.A. Ashton
Series: N/A
Heroes: Oskar/Aranck
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 293 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 25, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: After one thousand years of listless eternity, Oskar is used to his particular brand of loneliness. But a long walk through middle America and a few chance encounters will lead him straight to a man he’d known to be long since dead―his childhood best friend, Aranck.

Being undead hasn’t stopped Aran from living life to the fullest. He has all the money and power his charm and business savvy could earn him, and plenty of friends. Lately, though, something seems to be missing. After a millennium, perhaps the world’s shine has worn off—and that’s when Oskar stumbles back into his life, reminding him of who he used to be.

Together the two vampires remember what it felt like to live, all the while navigating a conflict with the local pack of werewolves. A lot has changed in a thousand years, and only time will tell if those changes will bring Oskar and Aranck closer together, or ensure they remain apart.
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