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Book Review: Last Call by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Last Call
Authors: Christina Lee and Felice Stevens
Series: N/A
Heroes: Quinn/Grayson/Emery
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 282 Pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: November 29, 2017
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.

Hoping to score an easy buck and a place to sleep, unemployed circus roadie Emery Woods chooses Last Call to run a few bets and enjoy a decent beer before moving on. When he finds himself stranded, the unexpected kindness Quinn and Gray show him leads to temporary work and a couch to lay his head. Sensing unresolved history between Quinn and Gray, he squashes his immediate draw to the men, opting to avoid trouble. But as days turn into weeks, denying the attraction is easier said than done.

When the men finally give in to the simmering sexual tension, it quickly develops into more than a way to pass the lonely nights. And as they begin to lean on each other for emotional support, it becomes nearly impossible to think of one man without the other two. But while Quinn and Gray are afraid to cross the line of friendship between them, Emery fears once they do, he’ll quickly be cast aside. A real family is finally within their grasp, but unless the men can learn to trust each other, they just might miss their hearts’ last call home.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author Q&A: Felice Stevens + Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Please welcome Felice Stevens to the Blogger Girls!! Do you remember the moment you got the idea for this book? If so, what were you doing at the time?

I do!  I was in bed, falling asleep when an idea came to me to write a book about 3 foster brothers who grew up together and how they were torn apart. In my head, the name of the series was originally The House of the Rising Sun. I have no idea why. lol

What made you want to become an author and why choose the genres that you write in?

I always wanted to be a writer. From when I was a child I was writing stories, mainly mysteries because that’s what I grew up reading. Then when I was in law school to break from the studies, I started reading romance. I picked up MM romance after winding my way through MF, then MFM and then MMM. I chose to write MM romance because I love stories about love. And I love men. And I am a firm believer that people who are in love deserve their HEA and nobody has a right to tell someone who to love.

What is the first book that made you cry?

I don’t remember, but maybe Bambi?  When his mother died.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

When I have an idea the writing energizes me. When I’m having trouble it’s exhausting.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

I have no idea. LOL Did I fail?

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

If you mean the first book I had published by Loose Id, Rescued, it was the rigorous editing process. I learned that I may love a scene or a line, but that doesn’t mean it’s best for the overall story. If you mean when I first self-published, I learned that I can actually run a small, successful business on my own. Well not my own, along with my editors, proofreaders, beta readers and my cover artist. It takes a village.

What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. I’ve read it so many times it’s fallen apart.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

An otter. They’re so fun and friendly and I want one as a pet.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you currently have?

Well. In MF historical I have four.  Two completely finished and one finished but not edited, one half finished. Then another one started but its been a long time since I looked at it. In MM, I have one three-quarters finished and one I started thinking about today for the next Kindle World Launch in January.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Hmm. Making sure they aren’t stereotypes. I write all different types of men both physically and emotionally. I don’t like the alpha super hunk or the twinky type. I want realism in my books and that’s what I strive for. I think getting into the head of the character and making them relatable as people is more important than their six-pack abs. Continue reading

Categories: Author Q&A, Book Promo, Excerpts, Giveaways, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Embrace the Fire by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Morgan

Title: Embrace the Fire
Author: Felice Stevens
Narrator: Kale Williams
Series: Through Hell and Back #3
Heroes: Brandon Gilbert/Tash Weber
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 9 Hours, 42 Minutes
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but he’s finally accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before. Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever. Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: The Arrangement by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Susan65

33780977Title: The Arrangement
Author: Felice Stevens
Narrator: Charlie David
Heroes: Carter Haywood/Reed Kincaide
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 1 Minute
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: December 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Carter Haywood lives for the weekends—specifically the one weekend every month when he escapes real life, with all the pressures of work and caring for his special needs brother, to do whatever he wants, with whomever he wants. Sex is only a release; he’s not looking for love, a relationship or even a second night with the same man, until he walks into a bar and finds someone who makes leaving it all behind impossible. After one incredibly passionate encounter, he breaks his rule and goes back. He needs to see this man again. And again.

Damaged goods. That’s all Reed Kincaide sees and hears when he looks in the mirror. Anxiety and ADHD define his life and he’s learned to keep people at a distance, never letting them get close enough to know who he really is. When Carter proposes a monthly weekend of sex without strings, it’s the ideal arrangement for him. Or so he thinks. Every month, leaving Carter proves to be more and more difficult. It’s not only the intensely hot sex they have in their hotel suite; Reed wonders about the secret life Carter refuses to share.

As months pass and they grow closer Reed finds himself falling for Carter, but he needs more than hurried hugs and farewell kisses. He wants it all. Letting Reed into his carefully constructed family life could upset Carter’s whole world, but it might be the risk he’s finally willing to take, if it means keeping Reed. Once bodies are engaged, the heart is sure to follow, and Carter and Reed discover that holding on to each other is the first step in letting go of the past.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: What Lies Between Us by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Susan65

28592541Title: What Lies Between Us
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #3.5
Heroes: Sam Stein/Zach Cohen
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 78 Pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Now that he’s living with Sam Stein, Zach Cohen is finally ready to move on from his unhappy past. His days are filled with wedding preparations, yet he still finds time to make plans and decisions without consulting Sam and his mother, firmly believing he knows best.

Sam is ready to settle in for the perfect life with Zach but years of bad habits have come back to haunt him. Struggling to accept himself and his future, he chooses not to share his fears, unwilling to look weak in Zach’s eyes.

Real life gets in the way of the best intentions and when their secrets explode, the aftermath challenges the foundation of a relationship both believed unshakeable. Falling in love is the easy part, and Zach and Sam discover that only with honesty can they overcome what threatens to tear them apart.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Second to None by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Susan65

28249054Title: Second to None
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #3
Heroes: Marcus Feldman/Tyler Reiss
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 248 Pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: January 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Betting on Forever by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Susan65

26849992Title: Betting on Forever
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #2
Heroes: Zach Cohen/Sam Stein
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 246 Pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A weekend fling in Atlantic City couldn’t be more out of socially shy Zach Cohen’s comfort zone, but a bet with his best friends forces him to put aside the humiliation he’s hidden for years and step away from behind his computer screens and online world. When he meets Sam Stein, despite their spark, Zach expects nothing more than a night of passion and a kiss good-bye. Yet weeks later, he can’t keep the man out of his head.

After a split-second decision with tragic results ends his twenty-year police career at the same time as his relationship falls apart, Sam Stein is drifting through life. At his best friend’s urging, he agrees to a trip to Atlantic City to clear his head. What Sam doesn’t plan on is meeting Zach Cohen, whose sweet nature and honesty has him thinking maybe he could move forward, until Zach leaves him without explanation, reinforcing Sam’s belief that people can’t be trusted.

Well-meaning friends refuse to let Zach and Sam hide from each other, forcing them to realize their weekend was much more than a one-night stand. Before that can happen, Zach must come to terms with his past and stand up for his own independence, while Sam has to learn to take a chance and believe in himself and people again. All bets are off when dreams become reality, and forever doesn’t seem to be long enough.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Beyond the Surface by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Susan65

25529001Title: Beyond the Surface
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #1
Heroes: Nick Fletcher/Julian Cornell
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 248 Pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens
Release Date: August 17, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: On 9/11, firefighter Nick Fletcher’s world changed forever. He’s unable to rid himself of survivor’s guilt, made worse by the secret he hides from his family and co-workers. Nick’s life is centered around helping burn victims, until he is reunited with the man he’d once loved but pushed away. Now he has a second chance at a love he thought lost forever.

For fashion designer Julian Cornell, appearances mean everything. His love affairs are strictly casual, and the only thing he cares about is making his clothing line a success. A chance encounter with the man he loved long ago has Julian thinking for the first time in years there may be more to life than being seen at the best parties and what designer labels to wear.

When Julian’s world takes an unexpected turn, it’s Nick who helps him regain perspective on what matters most in life. Julian, in turn, helps Nick accept who he is and understand he isn’t responsible for tragedies he couldn’t prevent. Lost love found can be even sweeter the second time around and after all the years apart, both men learn to look beyond the surface to find the men they are inside.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Rescued by Felice Stevens

Reviewed by Nikyta

22881962Title: Rescued
Author: Felice Stevens
Heroes: Ryder & Jason
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 212 pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Available at: Loose Id & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection: his parents couldn’t accept his sexuality and his lover chose drugs over his love. The only bright lights in his life are his younger brother and his rescued pit bull. But now his mother’s punishment for his lifestyle has cut him off from his brother he loves so deeply. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started.

Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. When her marriage ultimatum pushes him to break things off, he’s determined not to jump into the dating scene. But when a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he can’t forget the guy who shows up to help.

After Jason adopts one of the dogs, he and Ryder become fast friends—until one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. Soon, they can’t deny the passion between them but will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the flavor?
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment