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Honorary Blogger: Saying Goodbye to Samhain Publishing

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Saying Goodbye

by The Blogger Girls

The Blogger Girls have reviewed many books provided by Samhain Publishing and were very saddened by the news of their closing.  They’ve been a big name, not only in the m/m genre, but in many others as well.  They’ve continually provided quality books and have always been a pleasure to work with.

Samhain is having a 40% off sale today, so please take advantage (Samhain Publishing), as they have so many wonderful stories to enjoy.  Here is a list of just a few of our favorites.

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26173634Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

26052968Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt

 

 

winter-wonderlandWinter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

25677846The Shepherd and the Solicitor by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

 

 

25671286Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson

 

 

 

25244415What He Left Behind by L.A. Witt

 

 

 

25063508Breaking by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

 

1Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

 

 

 

1Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

 

1Falling by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

 

23129402Scrap by Josephine Myles

 

 

 

1Jackdaw by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1No Place That Far by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

 

 

 

21843050A Case of Spirits by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1A King Undone by Cooper Davis

 

 

 

1The Dream Alchemist by Joanna Chambers

 

 

1Let It Snow by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

 

22922437Her Wicked Captain by Sandra Jones

 

 

1No Boundaries by S.E. Jakes

 

 

 

1The Walls of Try by L.A. Witt

1Flight of Magpies by K.J. Charles

 

1Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

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Fall Hard by J.L. Merrow

 

 

1Raising the Rent by J.L. Merrow

 

 

1Muscling Through by J.L. Merrow

 

 

 

 

22224746Mending Him by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

 

 

 

 

eThe Pharaoh’s Concubine by Z.A. Maxfield

 

 

 

 

6General Misconduct by L.A. Witt

 

 

 

 

20822874Think of England by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1Taming the Bander by Summer Devon

 

 

 

 

20522718Mark of Cain by Kate Sherwood

 

 

 

The Magpie LordThe Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

 

20309995Enlightened by Joanna Chambers

 

 

 

18670544A Minor Inconvenience by Sarah Granger

 

 

SpecialDelivery300Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

A Case of PossessionA Case of Possession by K.J. Charles

 

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Book Review: On the Clock by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: On the Clock
Author: L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Market Garden #8
Heroes: Rolex (Blake)/Jason
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 219 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: July 13, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When Blake Raleigh’s favorite rentboys retire from Market Garden, they’re sure their friend Jason will be a perfect replacement. Though Tristan and Jared are a tough act to follow, Blake returns to London to test out their recommendation.

Jason is right on the money. Negotiations turn him on. Getting paid turns him on. The higher the stakes, the hotter things get. Each trip to London is more expensive than the last, and the webcam sessions don’t run cheap, but Jason is well worth the sticker shock.

The more time they spend together, the more Blake wants, and not just sex and transactions. But Jason’s been burned before by men who thought they were in love with him, and he’s not making that mistake again. When the lines between personal and professional start to blur, it’s going to take more than money, jewelry, and sports cars to keep Jason from clocking out and walking away.
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Book Review: No Place That Far by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: No Place That Far
Authors: L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Distance Between Us #5
Heroes: Marcus/Timur
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 215 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Sometimes you only get one chance at a second chance.

Still finding his footing after a long-overdue divorce, Marcus is looking forward to some mind-numbing drinking while ogling the grooms at Chris and Julien’s wedding. He never expected his attention to be diverted by the gorgeous best man.

One of Julien’s French Foreign Legion buddies, Timur doesn’t speak much English, but language is no barrier to Marcus understanding exactly what the huge Tartar wants—a one-night stand.

Except that one night turns into two, three, then more, which puts Marcus on edge. After Timur is done house-sitting for the honeymooning couple, he’s headed back to the Legion for another five years. Like it or not, once Timur gets on that plane, the fling is over.

Unfortunately, Marcus forgot to tell his heart not to fall in love. And this time, if history repeats and he makes another wrong decision, he may never see his tattooed Legionnaire lover again.

Warning: Contains a soldier who makes up for his lack of English by using his hands to read his lover’s body; a chef-turned-bartender who no longer believes in love; a length of paracord that probably wasn’t meant to be used this way; and a couple of newlyweds who are game for some four-way play.
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Book Review: A Taste for Poison by Aleksandr Voinov

Guest Reviewed by Gyn

1Title: A Taste for Poison
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Memory of Scorpions #3
Heroes: Kendras/Adrastes
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 265 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Available at:  Riptide Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion.

After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man—one who mistrusts even his allies and friends. He readies his Empire for war against an enigmatic enemy, the Elder of Vededrin, but not everyone approves. While courtiers dare only to whisper dissent, an outrider called Death foments rebellion in the mountains, aided by a prophecy that promises he’ll stop the Black King.

Kendras—former lover to Adrastes and leader of the Scorpions—is sent with his elite mercenary force to bring Death to justice. But when Kendras learns who’s hiding behind the mask, he must choose between his lover Graukar, newly-appointed general to the king—and King Adrastes himself.

With no man to call master, the Scorpions could flee the danger and intrigue. But Kendras cannot abandon the man he once loved—or the man he’s growing to love—without first uncovering the real threat to the Empire.
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Another Place in Time by Various Authors Blog Tour: Promo + Giveaway!

Heahter C:  It’s here.  It’s finally here!!  This past May at the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans, I was hanging out with Susan from Boys in our Books and she was telling me all about this project she was putting together for charity.  She asked if I would help promote it here at TBG.  The project?  An all M/M historical romance anthology from a handful of my favorite authors!  Ack!!  Imagine how excited I was when historical romance is almost the only thing I read these days!  I’m kinda disappointed in myself that I didn’t have the time read and review by today (release day).  But I’ve read and loved all of these authors so that is a pretty certain indication about how great this collection will be.  Go ahead…sample these awesome authors and help raise money for AllOut.org.  Have you gotten our copy yet?

 

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About Another Place in Time

Welcome to another place in time…where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten.

Included in this anthology:

“Office Romance” by Tamara Allen

The post-war economy is at a standstill, much like Foster Wetherly’s life until he’s forced to do battle with irritatingly confident—and competent—fellow ex-doughboy Casey Gladwin for a position in their shrinking department at Manhattan Security Mutual.

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“Introducing Mr. Winterbourne” by Joanna Chambers

Lysander Winterbourne appears to lead a charmed life. Handsome, amiable, and a renowned sportsman, he is the darling of London society. As far as Adam Freeman is concerned though, Lysander is just another spoiled aristocrat.

A wealthy mill owner, Adam has no time for the frivolous world of the ton, but when his younger brother becomes engaged to Althea Winterbourne, he reluctantly agrees to be introduced to society–with the Winterbourne clan’s golden boy as his guide.

Resigning himself to a few days of boredom, Adam is surprised to learn that there is much more to Lysander than his perfect surface. But will Adam have the courage to introduce Lysander Winterbourne to his own secret self?

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“The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” by KJ Charles

Lord Gabriel Ashleigh is a ruined man. Last night he lost everything at the card tables to his brother’s worst enemy, notorious gambler Francis Webster. Tonight, he’s going back for one more game. Ash thinks he has nothing left to lose. But Francis sets the stakes, and they’re higher than Ash could have imagined…

Two Regency bucks. One game of cards. Everything to play for.

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“Unfair in Love and War” by Kaje Harper

Many men lost brothers overseas in the summer of 1944. Warren Burch was one of them. For months he still clung to his big city life in Philadelphia, but finally he’s made the difficult choice to return to his home town. Warren’s polio-stricken leg won’t let him serve, so the least he can do is be there for his mother, when brother Charlie never again will. Arriving home means a whole new life, constrained by the rhythms and prejudices of a small town. Fortunately, it’s made more interesting by the mysterious and attractive young man next door.

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“Carousel” by Jordan L. Hawk

When a child goes missing, is it a simple case of a young runaway, or are more sinister forces at work? 

“Carousel” is part of the Whyborne & Griffin series and takes place between the events of Stormhaven and Necropolis. It can be read as a standalone.

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“Deliverance” by Aleksandr Voinov

This is a re-vamped, re-edited, improved version of “Deliverance”. It’s about William Raven, a templar, who thought he’d escaped his past. (Same character as in The Lion of Kent.)

Along with a foreword written by Alex Beecroft, enjoy these original short stories that make up “Another Place in Time”.

All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to AllOut.org in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.

Available today at Amazon & Smashwords.

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Connect with the Authors

 

Tamara Allen

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Joanna Chambers

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KJ Charles

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Kaje Harper

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Jordan L. Hawk

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Aleksandr Voinov

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Foreword by Alex Beecroft

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Blog_Tour_GiveawayIn this blog tour giveaway, there’s a few different prizes to win! These include:

  • A backlist ebook from ALL of the authors participating in the anthology (one each from Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, Aleksandr Voinov, and Alex Beecroft)…7 books in total!
  • A $50 Amazon giftcard
  • A $50 donation in the winner’s name to AllOut.org (all proceeds from the sale of this anthology will also be donated to this charity)

To enter, just click the link below!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

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.

Good luck!

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Hostile Ground Virtual Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Giveaway!

Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/Aleksandr Voinov/L. A. Witt blog tour for our thriller, Hostile Ground!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off our backlists (excluding Hostile Ground) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 17th, and winners will be announced on May 19th.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. You can also click the Rafflecopter link below to enter!

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About Hostile Ground

Enemy territory is a dangerous place to fall in love.

After the deaths of three undercover cops investigating a drug ring in a seedy strip club in Seattle, Detective Mahir Hussain has been sent to finish the job. He joins the club’s security team in the hopes of finding enough evidence to bust the operation before the men in charge find a reason to put him in a shallow grave.

To protect the strippers, only gay men can work the club. Ridley, the cold and intimidating head of security, knows exactly how to test potential new hires—including Mahir. From the minute they meet, Mahir and Ridley engage in a dangerous dance of sex and mind games. Mahir needs to find his evidence before Ridley figures out he’s a cop—and before they both grow too close to betray one another.

As the game goes on, Mahir burrows deeper into the operation, where he learns there’s much more happening than meets the eye . . . and why every cop who made it this far has been silenced with a bullet.

Hostile Ground is now available from Riptide Publishing.

Make sure to check out JustJen’s review of Hostile Ground to see what she thought of it!3

 

About the Authors

Aleksandr has been published for twenty years, both in print and ebook. He has ten years’ experience as a writing coach, book doctor, and writing teacher, and until recently worked as an editor in financial services.After co-authoring the M/M military cult classic Special Forces, Aleksandr embarked on a quest to write gritty, edgy, sometimes literary M/M and gay fiction (much of which is romance/erotica)—the only way he can use his American Literature degree these days.

He’s been published with Heyne/Random House, Carina Press, Samhain Publishing, and others, and is an EPIC Awards winner and a Lambda Awards finalist.

Connect with Aleks on his Website, Blog, Twitter or Goodreads

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L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer currently living in the glamorous and ultra-futuristic metropolis of Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two cats, and a disembodied penguin brain that communicates with her telepathically. In addition to writing smut and disturbing the locals, L.A. is said to be working with the US government to perfect a genetic modification that will allow humans to survive indefinitely on Corn Pops and beef jerky. This is all a cover, though, as her primary leisure activity is hunting down her arch nemesis, erotica author Lauren Gallagher, who is also said to be lurking somewhere in Omaha.

L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blogor on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).

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Early Review: No Distance Left to Run by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Reviewed by Susan65

No Distance Left to Run (Distance Between Us #4)Title: No Distance Left to Run
Author: L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Distance Between Us #4
Heroes: Chris and Joshua/Julien
Genre: M/M Contemporary/Family Drama
Length: 227 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble 
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: The night before Chris and his best friend Joshua were sent thousands of miles apart on their respective Mormon missions, they finally gave in to their mutual desire. Left trying to make sense of what happened, Chris’s already shaky faith crumbled altogether a year later when Joshua suddenly died.

Inconsolable, ostracized by his family and the only community he’d ever known, Chris found his way on his own. Now he’s going to school and loves his job as a bartender at Wilde’s. Years after Joshua’s death, he’s finally moving on.

Then a familiar face rocks his world. Joshua isn’t dead. He’s back in Seattle to make peace with his dying father, with a new name, a new accent…and old feelings for Chris that are alive and well.

Forgiveness doesn’t come easy for anyone, but just as Chris is accepting that the man he loves isn’t going to run away this time, their families threaten to pull them apart all over again…

Warning: Contains two lost boys who need to make up for a hell of a lot of lost time. There’s also a military uniform, a tuxedo, and a knife. In the same scene. And yes, it’s that kind of scene. Continue reading

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Early Review: Hostile Ground by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

Reviewed by JustJen

Hostile GroundTitle: Hostile Ground
Author: Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt
Heroes: Mahir/Ridley
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 362 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Available at: Riptide PublishingAmazonBarnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: . After the deaths of three undercover cops investigating a drug ring in a seedy strip club in Seattle, Detective Mahir Hussain has been sent to finish the job. He joins the club’s security team in the hopes of finding enough evidence to bust the operation before the men in charge find a reason to put him in a shallow grave.

To protect the strippers, only gay men can work the club. Ridley, the cold and intimidating head of security, knows exactly how to test potential new hires—including Mahir. From the minute they meet, Mahir and Ridley engage in a dangerous dance of sex and mind games. Mahir needs to find his evidence before Ridley figures out he’s a cop—and before they both grow too close to betray one another.

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L.A. Witt Week Review: If It Drives by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Reviewed by JustJen

If It DrivesTitle: If It Drives
Author: L.A. Witt/Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Market Garden #7
Heroes: James/Callum
Genre: M/M Contemporary, BDSM
Length: 221 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 31, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.

After driving James Harcourt, his wealthy banker boss, around for a year and a half, Cal isn’t surprised by much anymore. Not even James’s regular trips to Market Garden, London’s most elite gay brothel.

But when James leaves the Garden alone one night and turns to Cal instead, Cal’s floored. After crushing on his boss for ages, it’s his wet dream come true . . . until the awkward morning after. Cal still has a job to do, but he wants to offer more. Yet James doesn’t take him up on it; he keeps Cal at arm’s length and continues his chauffeured jaunts to Market Garden.

As Cal learns what James needs from the rentboys, he tries to fill that need himself. But there’s more to James’s penchant for rentboys than Cal realizes, and it may be one role that Cal can’t fill without overstepping his duty.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Review: Payoff by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Payoff
Authors: Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt
Series: Market Garden #6
Heroes: Jared/Tristan
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Length: 52 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Tristan and Jared have got it made. When they aren’t raking in the cash together at Market Garden, they’re burning up their own sheets and getting closer by the day. But something isn’t right. Tristan’s on edge, and Jared doesn’t understand why.

Before they can hash things out, their services are requested by none other than Rolex. And Rolex doesn’t just want to be a bystander this time. He wants Jared while Tristan watches, and he’s more than willing to pay for it.

But Tristan’s reached a breaking point, and even that huge wad of cash might not be enough to keep tonight’s arrangement from crashing and burning. Continue reading

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