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Dual Book Review: Hex and Candy by Ashlyn Kane

Reviewed by Ami & Nikyta

Title: Hex and Candy
Author: Ashlyn Kane
Series: Strange Bedfellows #1; Dreamspun Beyond #26
Heroes: Cole & Leo
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: True love’s kiss can break the curse. But then what?

Cole Alpin runs a small-town candy store. He visits his grandmother twice a week. And sometimes he breaks curses.

Leo Ericson’s curse is obvious right away, spiderwebbing across his very nice body. Though something about it worries Cole, he agrees to help—with little idea of what he’s getting into.

Leo is a serial monogamist, but his vampire ex has taken dating off the table with his nasty spell, and Leo needs Cole’s companionship as much as his help. When the hex proves to be only the beginning of his problems, Leo seeks refuge at Cole’s place. Too bad magic prevents him from finding refuge in Cole’s arms.

Cole’s never had a boyfriend, so how can he recognize true love? And there’s still the matter of the one responsible for their troubles in the first place….  Continue reading

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Honorary Blogger TA Moore: The Boutique + Giveaway!

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Thanks so much for having me! Wanted-Bad Boyfriend is a contemporary M/M romance set on Ceremony, a small, English island that’s made romance into a cottage industry. Of course, the other thing that small island communities excel at is gossip…and Ceremony is no different. Especially when they have such fertile fodder as Nate and Flynn, the main characters of Wanted-Bad Boyfriend.

Read on for a little something extra to give you a taste of what you can look forward to 🙂

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The Boutique

by TA Moore

The bride’s cousin stood on her tiptoes in changing room and twisted to check out her reflection in the cross-angled mirrors. The pale green dress fit her like a second skin and bared her arms and about two-thirds of her legs. She pursed her dark, matte-red lips and looked at her companion as she raised a plucked, perfectly brow expectantly.

He tilted his head and tabbed his finger to his lip. “Just a little bit…” He pinched his fingers and mimed tugging the hem of the dress up a few inches.

Dani mentally shifted the woman’s price-point a few pounds higher to deal with the aggravation. She didn’t let it show on her face, of course. The boutique did well enough off mothers of the brides and guests who’d under-estimated the tone of the wedding, but the real money came when spurned exes and jealous family members tried to out-shine the bride.

“I’ve got just the dress,” she said. “The minute I saw you I thought of it, but I thought it might be too daring.”

The bride’s cousin laughed and tossed her hair, one hand propped on her hip. “Oh, trust me, never too daring for me.”

While her client ducked back into the curtained off booth, Dani stepped out into the shop and grabbed a few dresses at random. Silk and brocade and glitter-sewn fabric rustled against each other as she draped it over her arm.

“The wedding co-ordinator is a dish,” the cousin said, her voice muffled as she pulled the dress over her head. “Do you think Katie has a thing with him?”

“More likely it’d be Bradley,” her friend drawled. He leaned over and topped up his glance of wine. “He’s more up my street.”

The cousin made a rude noise. “You don’t know that.”

“Oh he’s right,” Dani said. She clicked her way over and slipped the dress collection through the curtain. A tug settled the edges of the velvet back in place. “Nathan’s gay. Believe me, I know. We went to school together.”

The cousin laughed. There was a hint of something cruel in, Dani would know, she’d practiced to slide in a dig before this girl had been born.

“Did he turn you down?”

Dani laughed. “Oh no, he was never my type. He looked thirty at fourteen with that hair,” she said. “I was the one who told him he was gay. Poor boy had no idea until I pointed it out for him.”

“I’m sure he appreciated that,” the companion drawled over a glass of wine. Dani glanced at him and he smiled back blandly.

“Well,” Dani said. “It’s not like he’s ever been particularly good at it. His mother has to find him his dates, or he takes his best friend’s leftovers.”

“But he’s so cute,” the young man protested. “I would. On Tuesdays.”

“You’re my date!” the cousin protested as she stuck her head through the curtain to glare.

“Not on Tuesdays.”

She huffed at him and came out in glossy, flapper style confection of peacock and feathers. Whatever face her friend — date — pulled made her turn on her feel and retreat immediately.

“Oh, he looks the part,” Dani said. “He’s just got ideas above his station. The Baronet was always kind to him — Nate was best friends with his son — and Nate got the idea he was…cut the same cloth. Nobody is good enough for him. He’s turned down every gay man on the island”

The cousin made a dismissive noise. Conversation had obviously strayed from her for as long as she was willing to tolerate.

“Oh, this is it,” she said as she spun out in a pale pink suede short and top. Continue reading

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Book Review: Wanted – Bad Boyfriend by T.A. Moore

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Wanted – Bad Boyfriend
Author: T.A. Moore
Series: Island Classifieds #1
Heroes: Nathan & Flynn
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: His mother. His best friend. The barmaid at the local pub. Everyone is determined to find Nathan Moffatt a boyfriend. It’s the last thing Nathan wants. After spending every day making sure his clients experience nothing but romantic magic, the Granshire Hotel’s wedding organiser just wants to go home, binge watch crime dramas, and eat pizza in his underwear.

Unfortunately, no one believes him, and he’s stuck with lectures about dying alone. Then inspiration strikes. He needs the people in his life to want him to stay single as much as he does. He needs a bad boyfriend.

There’s only one man for the job.

Flynn Delaney is used to people on Ceremony thinking the worst of him. But he isn’t sure he wants the dubious honor of worst boyfriend on the entire island. On the other hand, if he plays along, he gets to hang out with the gorgeous Nathan and piss off the Granshire’s owners. It’s a win-win.

There’s only one problem. Flynn’s actually quite a good boyfriend, and now Nathan’s wondering if getting off the sofa occasionally is really the worst thing in the world.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Release Blitz: Sky Full of Mysteries by Rick R. Reed + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Sky Full of Mysteries by Rick R. Reed

What if your first love was abducted and presumed dead—but returned twenty years later?

That’s the dilemma Cole Weston faces. Now happily married to Tommy D’Amico, he’s suddenly thrown into a surreal world when his first love, Rory Schneidmiller, unexpectedly reappears.

Where has Rory been all this time? What happened to him two decades ago, when a strange mass appeared in the night sky and lifted him into the heavens? Rory has no memory of those years. For him, it’s as though only a day or two has passed.

Rory still loves Cole with the passion unique to young first love. Cole has never forgotten Rory, yet Tommy has been his rock, by his side since Rory disappeared.

Cole is forced to choose between an idealized and passionate first love and the comfort of a long-term marriage. How can he decide? Who faces this kind of quandary, anyway? The answers might lie among the stars…

Available at: Amazon

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Book Review: Bad Behavior by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Bad Behavior
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Bad in Baltimore #5
Heroes: Beach & Tai
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 330 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In a life time of yes, no is the sexiest word he’s ever heard.

After one too many misunderstandings with the law, wealthy and spoiled David Beauchamp finds himself chained to the city by the GPS and alcohol sensor strapped to his ankle. Awaiting trial, cut off from usual forms of entertainment, he goes looking for a good time—and winds up with his hands full, in more ways than one. The situation only gets more complicated when he’s summoned for a random drug test and comes face-to-face with the dominant man who took him for one hell of a ride the night before.

Probation Officer Tai Fonoti is used to handling other people’s problems, but he’s horrified when one of the extra clients his boss dumps on him is the sweet piece of ass he screwed the night before. It makes getting a urine sample a pretty loaded situation. Tai’s unique brand of discipline has Beach craving more. But while Tai relishes laying down the law in the bedroom, the letter of the law stands between them and kinkily ever after…. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Star-Crossed Lover by Liv Olteano

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Star-Crossed Lover
Author: Liv Olteano
Series: Dreamcatchers #2; Dreamspun Beyond #25
Heroes: Ginger & Taka
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A love worth crossing the stars for.

Taka has been a dreamcatcher and part of Team 32 for over six decades, but nobody has tempted him like Ginger—a dancer at club Zee. Too bad dreamcatchers aren’t allowed to have meaningful relationships with regular people. His willpower proves a finite resource, though, when a mission at the club means spending much more time around Ginger.

Ginger’s infatuation with Taka is unwavering. When he proves to have some paranormal skills of his own, he earns himself a place on the team—if he wants it. His decision will change his life—not to mention Taka’s—irrevocably.

But living in the now could prove an issue for a man who has as much history as Taka. Can Ginger’s determination help him make his way into Taka’s heart?  Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Rainbow Rodeo by B.A. Tortuga

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Rainbow Rodeo
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Heroes: Dalton & Tank
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As a teenager, Dalton Jakoby made Tank an offer—one Tank turned down gently. It was still embarrassing as hell, so when Tank returns to the Jakoby Rodeo Company after a big-time bull riding tour, Dalton decides polite but distant is the best course of action.

Tank is hurting from some tough injuries and ready for a lighter workload. He’s also ready to admit Dalton is an adult now, one he wants to get to know much better. While Dalton’s past makes him suspicious of Tank’s attention, he can’t stay standoffish for long… not with Tank.

The new romance burns hot, but problems inside and outside the arena threaten what Tank and Dalton might have together. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Blyd and Pearce by Kim Fielding

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Blyd and Pearce
Author: Kim Fielding
Heroes: Daveth & Jory
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 24, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.

While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive. Continue reading

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Honorary Blogger Chris T. Kat: After the Hiatus + Excerpt!

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After the Hiatus

by Chris T. Kat

Thanks so much to the Blogger Girls for having me on your blog. Dreamspinner Press published my new release, Alpha Unit One, New York, today. Alpha Unit One, New York is a shape-shifter story with a unique twist.

Alpha Unit One, New York is the first book I’ve written after a hiatus of over a year. Two years ago my last book came out, and I retired from writing. Well, that’s what I thought, anyway. I’d lost the fun I’d always found in writing, and health issues didn’t help either. So writing became a chore when before it had always been sort of my relaxation zone. I believed I’d burned out, but as much as it pained me in the beginning, I soon realized I’d find another hobby.

So I went back to doing sports, and eventually my health troubles lessened, and all of a sudden there was this desire to write again. At first I shoved it aside because I was actually afraid if I started writing again I’d overdo, and my body would not tolerate me working myself into the ground again.

But what to do when you have a complete story in your mind with one of the cutest characters you’ve ever invented? Right, I started writing again. At first, I was very careful about how much time I spent at the computer. But I soon realized I could write without overtaxing myself (although I only write sometimes and very little) and the joy in writing came back. I hope that shines through in Alpha Unit One, New York because I totally adore the baby animals in this story. And yep, the twist in this story is having baby creatures as the permanent form of human shifters.

In this story, I could indulge in writing my characters with their playful behavior. I could also describe their features in detail, like the baby fur, large eyes, etc. All in all, I smiled a lot while writing this book, and hope it’ll elicit a smile or two from you, the readers.

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Book Review: Alpha Unit One, New York by Chris T. Kat

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Alpha Unit One, New York
Author: Chris T. Kat
Heroes: Nicholas & Sam
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 161 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 27, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The cat’s out of the bag….

In a world that accepts shifters as normal and thinks nothing of human/shifter couples, baby shifters and small shifters are treated as subpar. They are not allowed into the more dangerous professions, and their mates have legal control over what they can and cannot do.

Nicholas Reed is about to challenge the established rules. At twenty-eight, Nick has just been accepted into New York’s Alpha Unit One—an elite law enforcement team, composed equally of humans and shifters, that specializes in drug crimes. It is Nick’s dream job. But if they find out what he’s hiding, his career could be destroyed.

Enter a huge complication in the form of Sam Black, an older lion shifter who is the leader of the unit… and Nick’s mate. Nick wants Sam, and he wants to keep his job, but he can’t have them both. He also can’t choose between them. Continue reading

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