Posts Tagged With: K.A. Mitchell

Book Review: Take a Chance on It by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Take a Chance on It
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ready or Knot #3
Heroes: Dane Archer/Gideon DeLuca
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 160 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Left at the altar by his long-time lover, Spencer, and in desperate need of quality health insurance, Dane Archer can’t say no when his best man and best friend, Gideon DeLuca, steps in. But Dane and Gideon have history, tangled and passionate and complicated.

After seventeen years of cat and mouse, Gideon has realized Dane isn’t the kind of man who ever wants to be caught, and he’s stopped playing Dane’s game.

For Dane, it’s never been a game, but sexual fidelity isn’t his strong suit. Love is too beautiful for limits, something he’s never been able to get Gideon the control freak to understand. Now Dane has nothing but limits, including the timeline on his paper-only marriage to Gideon.

Gideon’s the only person Dane trusts enough to lean on, and Gideon will do anything to get Dane through this crisis. Anything but fall for Dane again.

Living together forces Dane and Gideon to stop circling and face what’s been between them all these years. They just don’t know if they have the power or the time to make things right.

What they do know is that they’re not ready for it to be over.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Relationship Status by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Relationship Status
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ethan & Wyatt #3
Heroes: Ethan/Wyatt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 106 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 1, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Life doesn’t come with a syllabus.

Ethan knows firsthand that long distance is hard on love. If Wyatt is spending his summer at an internship in Pittsburgh, that’s where Ethan will be. Even if it means inventing his own career goal just to find a reason to stay with his boyfriend. He didn’t expect they’d be living in a hot, crappy apartment, with work schedules that keep them apart more than together.

Wyatt’s past has taught him to keep his head down and focus on living through the day. Loving Ethan has him looking to the future for the first time; he’s just not in as big of a rush to get there. It’s hard to trust in happiness when life has been busy kicking you in the nuts.

Together they’re getting the hang of real life, when a new responsibility for Wyatt throws everything off balance. Ethan’s doing everything he can to prove he’s in this forever, while Wyatt is torn between a future with Ethan and a debt to the past. Too bad they didn’t cover this in college.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Boyfriend Material by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

29992547Title: Boyfriend Material
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ethan & Wyatt #2
Heroes: Ethan/Wyatt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 92 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Physically, it’s easy for Ethan and Wyatt to be together—well, if “easy” means stolen moments when Ethan’s roommate is away, or sneaking away to a hidden nook in the library. Privacy is hard to come by in a dorm, but finding ways to connect is half the fun.

Emotionally, though, that’s a different story. Wyatt isn’t sure if a relationship is something he can make last—years of having to hide his emotions have left him with a shaky sense of self-confidence. And when it’s time to head home for the holidays, their steamy on-campus connection may not translate so well to the real world…
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Not Knowing Jack by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

23292157Title: Not Knowing Jack
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Narrator: Jason Winters
Series: Ohio Books #2
Heroes: Tony Gemetti/Jack Noble
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 33 Minutes
Publisher: Insatiable Press
Release Date: July 18, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Bartender Tony Gemetti has it all: a rich, hot boyfriend, a McMansion in the ’burbs, and unlimited sex in an expectation-free zone. He thought that was all he ever wanted out of any relationship – until Jack begins making excuses for frequent disappearances. Realizing he has more than his libido and enough drawers for his T-shirt collection riding on this relationship, Tony figures it’s time to find out what’s going on.

Jack Noble has spent his life hiding his real self behind a carefully created image. With Tony, he finally knows real freedom, real happiness. Now a past of buried secrets and lies is closing in, and no matter how hard he tries to stop it, the truth is tearing through. Once Tony learns what kind of man Jack really is, he won’t stay. Jack’s sure of it. Suddenly the past shows up in a completely unexpected way, testing the boundaries of their old, coasting-along-on-fun relationship. Tony indeed finds that Jack isn’t the man he went looking for, but it’s too late. There’s too much at stake to just walk away. First, though, he has to make sure there are no lies left for Jack to hide behind.

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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Getting Him Back by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

28101707Title: Getting Him Back
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ethan & Wyatt #1
Heroes: Ethan/Wyatt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 133 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: An unexpected fresh start leads to an unlikely-but-absolutely-perfect pairing in this male/male new-adult novel from bestselling gay romance author K.A. Mitchell

Ethan may have followed his high school sweetheart to college only to get dumped his first day there, but he’s not going to let that stop him from exploring all his new life has to offer. Sex-only hookups, his photography, new friends and a campus-wide game of zombies vs humans all help keep his mind off his broken heart and move him toward building a new, better life without his ex.

And then there’s Wyatt. Mysterious, grouchy—hot. And possibly not gay. But Ethan’s not going to let that stand in the way of figuring out what makes Wyatt tick. New college goal? Get Wyatt into bed and into Ethan’s life.

Step one: arrange a “tutoring” date. Step two: “accidentally” bump into Wyatt as often as possible. Step three: explore the sexy body under that ever-present hoodie. And when their friendship deepens into something neither of them expect, convince Wyatt he’s not just a pity fling or a one-time hookup, but that Ethan is in it for the long haul.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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: Risk Everything On It by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

28168696Title: Risk Everything On It
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ready or Knot #2
Heroes: Jax Conlon/Oz Parsons
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 284 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Former child star and deeply closeted adult actor Jax Conlon needs a boost to his flagging career. He promised his mom, just before she died. He hopes he’s found it in a guest spot with the latest directorial prodigy, but his research for the role gets derailed by an encounter with a handsome stranger with more… hands-on experience.

Oz Parsons is a devoted dad to two amazing little girls. Maybe a little too devoted—he hasn’t had anything resembling a personal life since his ex left, leaving Oz and the girls with broken hearts and abandonment issues. So a hookup with a hot guy is just what he needs to let off some pent-up steam without any complications. There’s something about Jax, though, that’s got him finding reasons to draw things out.

With their goals and families pulling them in two different directions, Oz and Jax have to figure if white-hot chemistry and desire that won’t quit is enough to roll the dice and risk now on forever.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giveaway Winners!

It’s time to pick some giveaway winners!

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Honorary Blogger K.A Mitchell: I Wanna Marry You + Giveaway!

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I Wanna Marry You

by K.A. Mitchell

Hi! Thanks for having me on the blog!

I got my first marriage proposal at the age of twenty-two.

A good friend and I were making out, outside a bar, and she told me she loved me and asked me to marry her. I thought the proposal was one of those things that happened in the wee hours when one’s judgment has been compromised by substances–she maintained she was serious–but the fact remained that, at that time, it wasn’t legal and we didn’t believe it would ever be. I told her no.

The first time I proposed, I got turned down, too.  I proposed on the beach. In the glow of tiki torches. On bended knee. With my heart in my hands. Though we’d been together for over a decade, the woman (who is now my entirely legal wife, thank you) turned me down. Like a bedspread.  So I had a lot of renewed sympathy for my friend, and for Theo, one of the stars of Put a Ring On It.

My now-wife’s reasons were thus: It wouldn’t make a difference.  We shouldn’t get our hopes up and do something just because we could.

But as soon as it was legal in Massachusetts, she said to me, “Let’s do it.”   And I can say with no hyperbole, it’s mattered a whole hell of a lot.

Put a Ring on It, the first book in my new series Ready or Knot, is available tomorrow and I’m bouncing with excitement to share it with you all. The series focuses four guys who have been close friends since they met in college.  Every one of the characters in Put a Ring on It and the books to follow has a different opinion about marriage and what it means to their lives. No matter what someone’s orientation is, the decision to get married is both familiar to everyone in love and unique to that person because of lived experience. I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring character emotions about marriage in Ready or Knot. I hope you’ll enjoy it with me.

Oh, and to answer a question someone poses in the book: as awesome as premarital sex is, it’s even better after marriage. Take it as a promise from an old married lady.blogger_bee_trans

About Put a Ring On It

26084594Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head-on by Theo. The successful decade-older Broadway producer sweeps him off his feet for a whirlwind thirteen months that are pretty sweet until it all comes screeching to a halt on Valentine’s Day, with an unexpected proposal via a NYC Times Square Flash mob.

Now everyone wants in on the wedding, except the grooms…

Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon

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About K.A. Mitchell

K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Her career as a spin-control artist was cut short when her family moved to a two-story house, and her trucks would not roll safely down the stairs. Around the same time, she decided that Chip and Ken made a much cuter couple than Ken and Barbie and was perplexed when invitations to play Barbie dropped off. She never stopped making stuff up, though, and was surprised to find out that people would pay her to do it. Although the men in her stories usually carry more emotional baggage than even LAX can lose in a year, she guarantees they always find their sexy way to a happy ending.

You can find K.A. at her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter.

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K.A. Mitchell has graciously offered up a $7 US Gift Card to the winner’s choice of etailer!! The giveaway starts now and ends September 14, 2015 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 Susan65’s review of Put a Ring On It to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: Put a Ring on It by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

26084594Title: Put a Ring on It
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ready or Knot #1
Heroes: Kieran/Theo
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 9, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head-on by Theo. The successful decade-older Broadway producer sweeps him off his feet for a whirlwind thirteen months that are pretty sweet until it all comes screeching to a halt on Valentine’s Day, with an unexpected proposal via a NYC Times Square Flash mob.

Now everyone wants in on the wedding, except the grooms…
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