Posts Tagged With: Kate Sherwood

Book Review: Home Fires by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Home Fires
Author: Kate Sherwood
Series: Common Law #4
Heroes: Jericho Crew/Wade Granger
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 1, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Trouble comes to Mosely, Montana, from the outside world. When the residents of Mosely are left on their own, they can make things work. Sure, there’s always been a militia operating up in the hills, but they were small-scale—just survivalists doing their thing—until organizers came in from out of state. Now Jericho Crewe and the rest of the sheriff’s department are facing down a heavily armed band of fanatics, and the feds are busy elsewhere.

The odds are hopeless, but Jericho swore an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Mosely. He won’t walk away from that, even if Wade Granger’s begging him to run away somewhere and finally be together the way they always should have been.

But this time, it’s Jericho who refuses to leave Mosely, even if staying kills him.
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Book Review: Darkness by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

32790698Title: Darkness
Author: Kate Sherwood
Series: Common Law #3
Heroes: Wade/Jericho
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 189 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A murdered prostitute. An obvious suspect. Clear evidence. For once, Jericho Crewe has a straightforward crime to investigate, and Wade Granger isn’t involved.

It all seems so simple, but Jericho’s instincts won’t let him rest. As he investigates, he finds troubling suggestions that the murder is a part of something larger and more sinister. But working within the boundaries of the law may keep him from finding the truth. If Jericho doesn’t break the rules, an innocent man may rot in jail while a killer remains free to strike again.

Inevitably, it all comes back to Wade. Because who else knows as much about breaking rules? And who else knows Jericho the way Wade does—not wisely, but far, far too well?
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Book Review: Embers by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

32790609Title: Embers
Author: Kate Sherwood
Series: Common Law #2
Heroes: Jericho Crewe/Wade Granger
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 192 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 4, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Small town—big problems. Jericho Crewe is back in Mosely, Montana, trying to deal with police corruption, interfering feds, his newly discovered family members, and, of course, Wade Granger.

He doesn’t really need a biker war on top of it all, but as the bodies start to pile up, it becomes pretty clear that’s what he’s got. Not only that, but Wade’s involved somehow, and as soon as Wade is a part of something, things that seemed clear become cloudy.

With the feds breathing down his neck, Jericho has to find his way through Wade’s maze of half truths and manipulations. It would all be so much easier if Jericho could think straight in the other man’s presence. So much easier if their passionate past could be forgotten, and if he could be sure he’s strong enough to resist the temptation of a passionate present.
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Long Shadows by Kate Sherwood + Giveaway!

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About Long Shadows

by Kate Sherwood

longshadows_500x750LA cop Jericho Crewe got the hell out of Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as messed up as when he left. He planned a quick visit to deal with his injured father, but of course things are never that simple. Family complications, police complications, social complications—and, as always, Wade Granger complications.

Jericho and Wade had been so close, once upon a time. First friends, then more than friends—and then, after Jericho’s escape, nothing. Wade’s magnetism hasn’t been lessened by a decade and a half apart; even when Jericho learns that Wade is the prime suspect in the death of Jericho’s father, the old connection still sparks.

When Jericho’s newly discovered half siblings are kidnapped, he needs to trust someone to help him find them. Wade’s a terrible choice, but Jericho’s never been known for his good judgment. Anyway, he’d rather make a bad decision with Wade than a good one with anybody else.

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Book Review: Long Shadows by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

32790594Title: Long Shadows
Author: Kate Sherwood
Series: Common Law #1
Heroes: Jericho Crewe/Wade Granger
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 31, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: LA cop Jericho Crewe got the hell out of Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as messed up as when he left. He planned a quick visit to deal with his injured father, but of course things are never that simple. Family complications, police complications, social complications—and, as always, Wade Granger complications.

Jericho and Wade had been so close, once upon a time. First friends, then more than friends—and then, after Jericho’s escape, nothing. Wade’s magnetism hasn’t been lessened by a decade and a half apart; even when Jericho learns that Wade is the prime suspect in the death of Jericho’s father, the old connection still sparks.

When Jericho’s newly discovered half siblings are kidnapped, he needs to trust someone to help him find them. Wade’s a terrible choice, but Jericho’s never been known for his good judgment. Anyway, he’d rather make a bad decision with Wade than a good one with anybody else.
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Audio Review: Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

Sacrati_AudiobookTitle: Sacrati
Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Heroes: Theos/Finnvid
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 12 Hours, 36 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.

Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.

For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.
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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: Chasing the Dragon by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

22672878Title: Chasing the Dragon
Author: Kate Sherwood
Heroes: Jack Hunter/Christian Manning
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 230 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 4, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When mercenary Jack Hunter stumbles upon Christian Manning servicing a client in a back alley, it stirs feelings he’s kept deeply buried. Hunter becomes Christian’s knight in shining armor when he rescues him from an attack and takes him to his secluded cabin to heal.

Being stuck in the cabin over the winter gives both men a chance to get their lives in order. Christian is struggling to break his heroin addiction, and Hunter needs to get away from the organization he helped start years before—a group of people who don’t appreciate being told no. It’s a toss-up which goal is more difficult. Their new starts spark a relationship between them, but nothing good comes cheap. Despite the complications, Hunter wants more, but Christian is resistant to making that commitment. When Hunter’s private security company threatens them, only nurturing the fragile trust they formed at the beginning of their love affair will save them. But for two men with very dark pasts, relying on each other might be easier said than done.
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Audio Review: In Too Deep by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Morgan 

InTooDeepAUDMEDTitle: In Too Deep
Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: K.C. Kelly
Series: In Too Deep #1
Heroes: Aiden/Cade
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 8 hours, 29 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

 

Blurb: At first glance, Cade and Aiden hardly seem like a match made in heaven. Their worlds couldn’t be further apart. Cade is quiet, serious, and determined to succeed; Aiden’s a party-loving frat boy. Cade comes from a rough home and worked hard to get the scholarships that make it possible for him to attend college; Aiden’s had it all thrown in his lap by supportive, kind, and wealthy parents. Cade wants nothing to do with Aiden, but from the moment they meet, Aiden is determined to find a way to bring their different worlds together.

Aiden manages to persuade Cade he’s a decent guy, and a tentative friendship becomes much more. But a trip to Aiden’s family cottage puts Cade in the path of a ghost from his past, and a dark secret he never expected to face again. Cade did what he had to do to escape his dead-end life, but now he sees he didn’t leave it as far behind him as he thought.
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Honorary Blogger Kate Sherwood: Gender Segregation: True Equality? + Giveaway!

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Gender Segregation: True Equality?

by Kate Sherwood

One of my favourite things about writing is the ability to play “what if”. For Sacrati, I got to play it a lot! I tried to start with a real-world situation, and then extended it a little. For the Torian society, I took the idea of a Spartan-style civilization, with their commitment to war, and took it even further. What if the men in the culture never lived with the women? What if they stayed in the barracks all the time?

Well, there’d need to be some contact, obviously. Babies have to come from somewhere. But, really, a few nights a year should take care of that, right?

One of the things that would probably happen with that level of gender segregation would be a lot of homosexual contact, which, for an m/m novel, is not a bad thing! But what else would happen?

Theos, one of my main characters, explains the system: 

“The women stay in the city because they’re safe there. We need them, as many as possible, and we need them to be healthy. One man can have many children in a year; we don’t need as many men. So men go to war and keep the valleys safe, and women stay in the cities where they’re protected. They take care of business, and they build things and raise children.” Theos raised an eyebrow. “What’s so unnatural about that?”

At first I worried that I was reducing the women to being baby-machines. It felt oppressive to have them controlled by their biology. But then I realized that the women actually had a lot more freedom than the men in this society. The men had to be soldiers. If they weren’t fit for that, they weren’t fit to be citizens. The women, though? They could be blacksmiths or healers or farmers or potters or weavers or just about anything else.

It was interesting to imagine the possibilities. True equality? No, not really. But it was an interesting direction for my “what if” game to take! 

Have you ever taken part in a formally gender-segregated activity? Private school, “women only” retreat, “men only” club… anything? If you did, how was it different or the same as a mixed-gender activity? Would you want to do it again? If you’ve never taken part in something like this, would you be interested in trying it? 

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About Sacrati

Sacrati_400x600As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.

Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.

For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.

Available at: Riptide Publishing & Amazon

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About Kate Sherwood

Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!

Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”–other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!

Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy–the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?

Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.

After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.

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Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a draw for a $15 Riptide gift card. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 10th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win!

Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Sacrati to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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