Posts Tagged With: Debut Author

Book Review: The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels

Reviewed by Heather C

Title: The Devilish Duke
Author: Maddison Michaels
Hero/Heroine: Devlin Markham/Sophie Wolcott
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 450 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Devlin Markham, the notorious “Devil Duke” of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can’t woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune goodbye. But he’s always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm…

When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure. A man who’s everything she’s always feared most—but whom she reluctantly begins yearning for.

Then Sophie becomes the target of a killer lurking from the dark shadows of Devlin’s past. And they find not only their lives in jeopardy but their very hearts.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Scar by Baylin Crow

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Scar
Author: Baylin Crow
Heroes: Beard/Soccer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 115 Pages
Publisher: Baylin Crow
Release Date: December 19, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Beard

I just wanted to be left alone. After the disastrous turn my life took four years ago, I swore that I’d never let my guard down for anyone ever again. I left everything I knew behind and started over again. Things were going just fine until nearly six feet of pure temptation walked through the doors of my bar. It’s been a year and I’ve done a pretty good job of avoiding him. Things change when his friends get him drunk and leave him stranded on his birthday. I shouldn’t have given him a place to crash because now I can’t shake him.

Soccer

He intrigued me from the moment we met, and I haven’t exactly been subtle about wanting him. The green-eyed bartender seems to want nothing to do with me, but I don’t miss the way he watches me when he thinks no one will notice. I’ve let him pretend long enough, and it’s definitely time to make my move. On the field, I face tough competitors every week, but this one will make me work harder than I ever have before. If I want to win, I’m going to have to up my game because he is a pro at pushing me away.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Difference Between by Blake Moreno

Reviewed by JustJen

33820387Title: The Difference Between
Author: Blake Moreno
Heroes: Wade Maguire/Russ Paulson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 242 Pages
Publisher: Dark Ink
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Wade Maguire and Russ Paulson are in love. After a year of passion and happiness, they’re buying a home and moving in together. Everything is rosy for them—until a jealous and insane ex from Wade’s past puts all of that to the test.

After being kidnapped and tortured by his deranged former lover, Wade loses his ability to engage with his own sexuality or with Russ. With the help of a psychologist, EMDR therapy, and a sex plan, they work together to overcome the damage inflicted. In the process, they discover wells of love they’ve never known before.

As passion is reborn and their sex life reignited, Wade realizes a need to re-experience certain events in Russ’s loving arms. For Wade, the difference between pain and pleasure is love, and the difference between rape and rough sex is consent.

Dark, and yet ultimately hopeful, this book contains many emotional and graphic sex scenes, as well as some scenes of torture. This book deals with rape and rape recovery. Proceed with care.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bad Judgment by Sidney Bell

Reviewed by JustJen

30639307Title: Bad Judgment
Author: Sidney Bell
Heroes: Embry/Brogan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 322 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Embry Ford was a quiet, ordinary guy—until tragedy ripped his life apart. Now he’s living under the radar, desperate to hide his identity and determined to learn the truth behind what happened. Even if that means working for—and bedding—a man he loathes.

As a bodyguard to a shadowy arms dealer, Brogan Smith knows distractions can kill as easily as a bullet. But when he sets his eyes on his client’s sexy assistant, he can’t get him out of his mind. Even more unnerving: the closer he gets to Embry, the more Brogan starts to suspect he might be protecting the wrong man.

Embry was sure nothing but vengeance would satisfy him—until Brogan offers him something far more tempting. Now Embry must choose: punish the people who nearly destroyed him or fight for a future with the man who has become his entire world.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Strong Side by Alison Hendricks

Reviewed by JustJen

28668239Title: Strong Side
Author: Alison Hendricks
Series: Eastshore Tigers #1
Heroes: Jason Hawkins/Derek Griffin
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 264 Pages
Publisher: Alison Hendricks
Release Date: January 20, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Their chemistry on the field is undeniable. But can they ever be more than friends?

Jason Hawkins is about to throw the biggest Hail Mary pass of his career.

If he can’t turn NFL recruiters’ heads this year, he’ll lose his shot at the one thing he’s ever been good at. But every quarterback needs a man he can count on down-field. For Jason, that man just might be the Tigers’ new receiver, Derek Griffin.

Four years ago, Derek nearly lost everything after being outed by his teammates.

Now he finally has a chance to get it all back as a walk-on for Eastshore College… if he can resist his immediate attraction to the gorgeous and very straight star quarterback.

An instant connection during practice leads to an easy friendship that only grows stronger off the field. Derek is convinced friendship is all it’ll ever be, but a very confusing moment of impulse leaves both of them fumbling for answers about their relationship.

As curiosity gives way to passion and passion gives way to something deeper, Jason and Derek will have to tackle their own personal demons to bring home the win and earn their happy ending.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Wait For Me by B.J. Grinder and T.S. McKinney

Reviewed by JustJen

aTitle: Wait for Me
Authors: B.J. Grinder and T.S. McKinney
Heroes: Susannah and Jasper
Genre: MF Contemporary
Length: 404 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Susannah is a dominatrix and FBI agent. Jasper is a younger submissive who wants to surrender to her every desire. The dominant side of her wants him badly, but the age gap holds her back. Susannah’s first assignment introduces her to the sickening world of human trafficking. Jasper, a genius with computers, jumps at the chance to do anything that will allow him to spend time with Susannah.

When Susannah is betrayed; Jasper is abducted. Will Susannah rescue Jasper before too much damage is done to his body…and soul? Will she get the chance to prove her love?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Angel of Darkness by Tyler May

Reviewed by JustJen

5Title: Angel of Darkness
Author: Tyler May
Heroes: Christian/Zander
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 264 Pages
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Release Date: November 22, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  After a tragic event in his life, Christian Bowman found sanctuary in reading and developed an obsession with the paranormal and vampires. Now twenty-one, Christian fantasies come to life when he meets Zander, a blind vampire. A fantasy he’s only dreamt about. But will that dream turn into a nightmare when he sees just how dark and dangerous living in a vampire’s world can be? Is their love strong enough to withstand obstacles one could only imagine?

Christian is in love with his Angel of Darkness…..But is there a happily-ever-after in a vampire’s world?

They have a past, but can they have a future?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honorary Blogger Nicholas Bella: Dark Musings + Giveaway!

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Dark Musings

by Nicholas Bella

When asked to do a guest post, I was wondering just what do I talk about? What would readers be interested in learning about me? I came up with an answer… well, if I’m going to be honest, I had a little bit of help from a pro in blogging, JustJen.

Why did I decide to write my series?

I’m a lover of books, especially GLBT books dealing with the paranormal and erotica. I was searching for something different out there, something darker, twisted and sensual. I kept coming up empty. I wanted to read the type of paranormal story that not only combined some hot kink, but would also tell a great urban fantasy on top of it. Call me greedy, but that’s what I wanted. So, since I hadn’t found it, I decided I was going to write it. I was going to create the series that I’ve been waiting for read for years. That’s how I came up with “Chained in Darkness”. It’s sexy, unapologetic, hardcore and vicious in all the right ways. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s not for readers looking for a romantic HEA. It’s not for readers who want a safe erotic experience. It’s for readers who, like me, enjoy the dark side of paranormal erotica. They enjoy rough BDSM. They want to see a man be manhandled and dominated by a stronger more aggressive man. One who, mind you, takes no prisoners… well, okay, he’ll take prisoners, but that’s because he doesn’t like to be denied.

So, if you’ve been looking for something that’s steamy, forbidden, bloody and dare I say, raunchy… then you’ve just struck gold. Check out my series with book one: “Embraced: Chained in Darkness”. Thanks for having me.

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About Embraced

Embraced: Chained in Darkness Book OneI’ve been betrayed by someone I trusted. Because of him, I was captured by my loathed enemy: The vampires. Right now, the sun is still high in the sky, but I know when it sets, I’m as good as dead. They can’t wait to get their fangs into me. I guess some would say I have it coming. I did raise a lot of hell with my Resistance crew, and I was planning on raising a hell of a lot more at dawn before I was sold out by Jonah. The vampires, werewolves and dragons, have been trying to track me down for months and I’d always been two steps ahead of them.

*Laughs* I guess my number is up. I just hope they make it quick. You see, the vampires in my reality aren’t the romantic lot you read about in books. They don’t sparkle or hang out at high schools with their teenage girlfriends. Hell no, vampires are brutal, calculating, sadistic and bloodthirsty. As a matter of fact, all of the monsters are! That’s how they were able to take over the world so easily and change an entire civilization to suit their needs. Whatever happens, I know it’s not going to be pretty, so I’m preparing myself for the worst. May God help me.

Warning: This novelette series contains hardcore sexual situations between men, not meant for sensitive eyes. I’m talking crude, lewd and full of attitude. This series will most likely either offend you or get ya revved up. This series isn’t going to be pulling any punches whatsoever, so you’ve been warned. Mature Adult Content meant for readers looking for something dark, taboo, sexy, and unapologetic in their paranormal erotica. This is NOT a romance. This novelette is approximately 13,300 words.

Available at: Amazon

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About Nicholas Bella

About me? Hmmm, I’m just a person with a wild imagination and a love for words who was sitting around the house one day and said, “Why hasn’t anyone written a book like this before?”. As with every storyteller, I wanted to share mine with the world. I like my erotica dark, gritty, sexy… and even a little raunchy. I’m not afraid to go there and I hope you aren’t afraid to go there with me. When I’m not writing, I love watching movies and TV shows, clubbing, biking, and hanging out with family and friends. I love life.

Check out more about Nick on Facebook, Twitter or Website.

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Nick has graciously offered up TWO eBook copies of Embraced!! The giveaway starts now and ends November 11, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. 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, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

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

Good luck!

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Book Review: Embraced by Nicholas Bella

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Embraced
Author: Nicholas Bella
Series: Chained in Darkness #1
Heroes: Noel/Theoden
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 36 Pages
Publisher: Nicholas Bella
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  I’ve been betrayed by someone I trusted. Because of him, I was captured by my loathed enemy: The vampires. Right now, the sun is still high in the sky, but I know when it sets, I’m as good as dead. They can’t wait to get their fangs into me. I guess some would say I have it coming. I did raise a lot of hell with my Resistance crew, and I was planning on raising a hell of a lot more at dawn before I was sold out by Jonah. The vampires, werewolves and dragons, have been trying to track me down for months and I’d always been two steps ahead of them.

*Laughs* I guess my number is up. I just hope they make it quick. You see, the vampires in my reality aren’t the romantic lot you read about in books. They don’t sparkle or hang out at high schools with their teenage girlfriends. Hell no, vampires are brutal, calculating, sadistic and bloodthirsty. As a matter of fact, all of the monsters are! That’s how they were able to take over the world so easily and change an entire civilization to suit their needs. Whatever happens, I know it’s not going to be pretty, so I’m preparing myself for the worst. May God help me.

Warning: This novelette series contains hardcore sexual situations between men, not meant for sensitive eyes. I’m talking crude, lewd and full of attitude. This series will most likely either offend you or get ya revved up. This series isn’t going to be pulling any punches whatsoever, so you’ve been warned. Mature Adult Content meant for readers looking for something dark, taboo, sexy, and unapologetic in their paranormal erotica. This is NOT a romance.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Grif’s Toy by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Reviewed by JustJen

Muscular bodyTitle: Grif’s Toy
Author: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Series: Tease and Denial #1
Heroes: Grif/Wes
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 370 Pages
Publisher: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Smashwords
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?

What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving, roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.

Both men lead Grif through a twisted mesh of pleasure, pain, and denial, as they force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Debut Authors, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments