Posts Tagged With: Acrobat

Mobster Week Audio Review: Acrobat by Mary Calmes

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

eTitle: Acrobat
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: (Not officially in the Matter of Time Series, but related)
Narrated By: Sean Crisden
Heroes: Nathan Qells and Andreo Fiore
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 6 hrs, 34 minutes, Unabridged
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Audible Release Date: January 11, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Forty-five-year-old English professor Nathan Qells is very good at making people feel important. What he’s not very good at is sticking around afterward. He’s a nice guy; he just doesn’t feel things the way other people do. So even after all the time he’s spent taking care of Michael, the kid across the hall, he doesn’t realize that Michael’s mob muscle uncle and guardian, Andreo Fiore, has slowly been falling in love with him. Dreo has bigger problems than getting Nate to see him as a potential partner.

He’s raising his nephew, trying to leave his unsavory job, and starting his own business, a process made infinitely more difficult when a series of hits takes out some key underworld players. Still, Dreo is determined to build a life he can be proud of – a life with Nate as a cornerstone. A life that is starting to look like exactly what Nate has been seeking. Unfortunately for Dreo – and for Nate – the last hits were just part of a major reorganization, and Dreo’s obvious love for Nate has made him a target too. Continue reading

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Honorary Blogger The Tipsy Bibliophile – Cooks Us The Italian Wonderpot for Acrobat by Mary Calmes

TBG: When we first decided that Mary Calmes would be the focus of our first Author Week, we immediately thought of Laura from The Tipsy Bibliophile. Like Nikyta, she has an obsession with anything that Mary Calmes happens to write. So, when we asked Laura to be our Honorary Blogger Girl for the day and write a recipe review for one of her favorite MC books, she thankfully agreed! Her reviews have a unique flare that mixes a review with a recipe, and wine, specific to the story. We enjoy her creations as much for the review as for the tasty recipes she offers and we hope you enjoy them as much as we have! Take it away, Laura! Continue reading

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How Mary Beat My Funk…

Timing by Mary Calmes eBookHave you ever gotten into such a book funk that every time you try a new story, you can barely make it more than five pages in before you move on to another novel? Yes? No? Well, I have. MANY times. In fact, just about eight months of last year I was in such a bad book funk that it took more than a week to finish a 200 page novel and even days to finish a 50 page story.

After the Sunset by Mary Calmes eBookWell, my solution to these funks? Re-reads. I’ve read my fair share of books in the last few years but only a few of them are good enough for re-reads. In fact, when I re-read, it’s pretty much the same books over and over. What books might those be, you ask? Well, Mary Calmes books, of course. As I’ve said (and you’re probably sick of hearing) Mary Calmes is one of my favorite authors. I just love her books (and she’s a pretty awesome person, too!) and no matter how many times I re-read them (at least a few times a year), they never get old. She’s gotten me out of more funks than I can count over the years.

One of my all time favorite re-reads of hers is the Change of Heart series:

Change of Heart by Mary Calmes eBook Trusted Bond by Mary Calmes eBook Honored Vow by Mary Calmes eBook Crucible of Fate by Mary Calmes eBook

I ❤ Jin and Logan!

In December, I went on a ‘Mary Spree’ as I like to call it and read 8 of her books. A mix of re-reads and ones I hadn’t read yet. I ended up reading Timing again then finally read After the Sunset. This was right before Old Loyalty, New Love came out and I was jonesing for that book but obviously, I couldn’t get it just yet so I had to settle for her other stories.

I re-read Acrobat (a classic for me) and finally read Heart of the Race, which made me wonder why I had waited so long to read it!

Acrobat by Mary Calmes eBookAfter I came down from my Mary Spree, I was quite content not to read anything for a while but then I went on a M/F Spree (which I totally put the blame on Ami for but that’s a story for another time).

There’s just something about re-reading a Mary Calmes book, where I know the characters almost by heart, know what they’re going to do and know that, in the end, I’ll be satisfied with how they got there and how they ended up. It restarts my brain and allows me to get out of my funk. Thus is how Mary saved me from my funk 😛

Heart of the Race by Mary Calmes eBookIf you haven’t read Mary Calmes yet, I only have one question for you: Why the hell not?!

And for those of you who just now discovered her (looking at you Jen), well, all I have to say to you is get your ass in gear and read another book by her already! Hehe

And don’t forget! The giveaway for Old Loyalty, New Love will only be open for a few more days so make sure you enter before it closes! I absolutely adored that story and you’ll be able to see all my gushing about it on Saturday. For now, we hope you enjoy the rest of Mary Calmes Week! We have a little special something posting tomorrow so stick around 🙂

-Nikyta

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