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Audio Review: Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade

Reviewed by Susan65

28245104Title: Prickly Business
Authors: Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Series: Portland Pack Chronicles #1
Heroes: Avery Babineaux/Dylan Green
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 11 Hours, 10 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 17, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.
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Honorary Blogger Kenzie Cade: Writing Winter in the Summer

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Writing Winter in the Summer

by Kenzie Cade

Hey guys! Thanks for joining me today, and thanks to the lovely ladies here at The Blogger Girls for having me.

The beginnings of my idea for Reindeer Games came to me this past Winter, but I was already in the midst of writing Prickly Business. Then came a couple of M/M Goodreads stories and then Prickly By Nature, so actually getting this down on paper didn’t happen until July/August (mostly August because I’m really a procrastinator who tries hard not to procrastinate).  

Writing a Christmas story in the heat of summer calls for creativity, because in Arkansas in the hundred-degree heat, finding inspiration for cold and snowy and jingling bells is difficult. We all have our different ways of coping and of creating the inspiration if need be. For me, it was dropping the air conditioning down to sixty (because that’s all the cold I could take), wrapping up in a blanket, making hot cocoa, and listening to Christmas music.

Music makes up much of my means of inspiration. I love it all. So, seeing as we have hit the season where it is now acceptable, I thought I’d share with you my Reindeer Games playlist.

I have tons of favorites, but among these Straight No Chaser’s version of “12 Days of Christmas” is absolutely amazing (and really, I’ll listen to anything SNC sings). But nothing tops Leeann Womack and Harry Connick, Jr. singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Awesomeness is those two singing my all-time favorite snuggle by the fire song.

What songs do you listen to in order to get you ready for the season?

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About Reindeer Games

reindeergames400Dashing von Stride has one thing on his mind: winning the window display contest for the Miracle on Main Christmas Contest. His plans are set and ready—and then he walks into his toy store, Reindeer Games, to find a sleigh that shouldn’t be there. The mystery sleigh sparks a new plan, however, and now all Dash needs is the perfect Santa to model his display after.

This year, the pranks with his reindeer have gotten out of hand. Instead of preparing for the Big Day, Niklaus Kringle is hunting for his missing sleigh. Locating it should have been easy, but games easily won are seldom worth playing…

Available at: Less Than Three Press

Check out what Nikyta’s review of Reindeer Games to see what she thought of it!

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About Kenzie Cade

Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and fur-babies who likes to keep her company while she writes. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story.

Find out more about Kenzie on her Blog, Facebook, Twitter or email her at kenziecade.author@gmail.com.

 

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Book Review: Reindeer Games by Kenzie Cade

Reviewed by Nikyta

reindeergames400Title: Reindeer Games
Author: Kenzie Cade
Heroes: Nik & Dash
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 22,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: December 9, 2015
Available at: Less Than Three Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Dashing von Stride has one thing on his mind: winning the window display contest for the Miracle on Main Christmas Contest. His plans are set and ready—and then he walks into his toy store, Reindeer Games, to find a sleigh that shouldn’t be there. The mystery sleigh sparks a new plan, however, and now all Dash needs is the perfect Santa to model his display after.

This year, the pranks with his reindeer have gotten out of hand. Instead of preparing for the Big Day, Niklaus Kringle is hunting for his missing sleigh. Locating it should have been easy, but games easily won are seldom worth playing…
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Giveaway Winners!

It’s time to pick some giveaway winners!

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So, the winner of an ebook copy of Second Chances by Rain Carrington is…

Lisa G.
Jen CW
Give A Rush
Laurie Paterson
H.B.

Woohoo! Congratulations!

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And, the winner of an eBook copy of Prickly by Nature by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade is…

Jen CW!

Woohoo! Congratulations!

 

Woohoo! Congratulations! We’ll be sending each of you an email but if you don’t get it soon, you can email us at thebloggergirlsreviews@gmail.com. Please respond back within 48 hours. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll pick another winner :(

Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to the lovely authors for offering up such great prizes. For those who didn’t win and haven’t read these authors yet be sure to check out their books :)

Hope everyone has a great day!

~The Blogger Girls

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Honorary Blogger Kenzie Cade: For the Love of an Alpha + Giveaway!

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For the Love of an Alpha

by Kenzie Cade

Hey y’all! Thanks to The Blogger Girls for having me today! It’s an honor.

Dylan is near and dear to my heart and has been since day one. When Piper and I sat down to hash out Prickly Business and then later Prickly By Nature, Dylan came to me almost immediately. Here’s why: I love alpha males. Like, seriously love them.

Of course, we all love men or we wouldn’t be addicted to this genre, so it’s true that I have a place in my heart for all different types of characters. However, the alpha male just does it for me. I like their growly, bossy, and even the domineering sides. the greatest thing is that each alpha male, while they may contain a combination of all of the above, is different in their own way.

I’ve done my fair amount of delving into my collection of alpha book boyfriends, and there’s one thing I’ve learned (well, many things, but one important thing). An alpha male cannot have a weak partner. The alpha male always, but always, has the idea that he is the one in control, the one in charge, and while outwardly that’s true, he has to have someone who can and will go toe to toe with him then be there after the fire settles. For all worthy alpha males, their partner must be as badass as they are, even if they don’t recognize it at first.

Take Dylan for example. He knows what he wants and who he is, but he’s also a stubborn jerk when he thinks he knows best. I’ll admit, Avery is just as stubborn and definitely prickly, but he’s got attitude and charm in spades, but man, do they go head to head time and time again. This second book was one of my favorite to write because of the continuation of that relationship. Dylan and Avery are settling in, but they don’t lose themselves, they don’t lose the alpha-sense and the hard-headed nature.

I have a ton favorite alpha male characters from m/m books and m/f books alike—Sloan Brody from Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS series is one of my all-time faves, as is Kane “Tack” Allen from Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Man and Chaos Motorcycle Club series. But those are just two. Who are your favorites?

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About Prickly by Nature

26004738Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family, with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon

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About Kenzie Cade

Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and fur-babies who likes to keep her company while she writes. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story.

Find out more about Kenzie on her Blog, Facebook, Twitter or email her at kenziecade.author@gmail.com.

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Kenzie has graciously offered up an eBook copy of Prickly by Nature to one lucky winner!! The giveaway starts now and ends November 23rd 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 Morgan’s review of Prickly by Nature to see what she thought of it!

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Book Review: Prickly by Nature by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26004738Title: Prickly by Nature
Authors: Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade
Series: Portland Pack Chronicles #2
Heroes: Avery Babineaux/Dylan Green
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 260 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  In the four months since hedgehog shifter Avery Babineaux started investigating the disappearance of a young female werewolf from the Portland Pack, he’s discovered his life’s passion. Now he’s apprenticing under established PI Corbin Reid. Avery hopes his training with Reid will help him finally bring Lacey home, but detective work isn’t without its perils, and the potential dangers strain his relationship with his new mate, Dylan.

Dylan Green would be perfectly content with his mating and his motorcycle shop if it wasn’t for his constant worry about Avery’s safety and the fact that Avery’s never home. Proud as he might be of Avery’s determination to prove his worth and fulfill his promise to Lacey’s father, Dylan can’t stand the thought of Avery being hurt. Yet what right does he have to demand Avery give up his job when it’s clear Avery’s found his true purpose? Still, Dylan wishes he could, and the appearance of a new police detective who sets his sights on Avery only adds to the tension.

Something has to give, but stubbornness runs in both their veins, and it might take a catastrophe for them to find a compromise they can live with.
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Book Review: Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade

Reviewed by Nikyta

PricklyBusinessTitle: Prickly Business
Author: Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade
Series: Portland Pack Chronicles #1
Heroes: Avery & Dylan
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 280 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 27, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family, with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.
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Book Review: Hummingbird House by Kenzie Cade

Reviewed by Nikyta

23601149Title: Hummingbird House
Author: Kenzie Cade
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Trenton & Callum
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 57 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: To honor his grandmother’s final request, Trenton Appleton drops everything to visit the family’s ancestral home: Hummingbird House, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak with Callum Eason.

Eight years ago, confused by his attraction to Trent, Callum reacted badly. But with help he never expected, Callum found himself and learned to accept who he was.

Now Trent is back at Hummingbird House, and Callum has his opportunity to salvage their friendship, at least. But Trent is less receptive than he was all those years ago. Still, Callum is determined to show Trent he has changed and keep his promise to Trent’s grandmother. When past mistakes repeat themselves, Callum must break the cycle before his last chance with Trent passes him by.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Giveaway Winners!

It’s time to find out who the winners of the Sharp Love by Ava March and Son of a Fish by Kenzie Cade giveaways!

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Honorary Blogger Kenzie Cade: Looking to Chicago + Giveaway!

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Looking to Chicago

by Kenzie Cade

Hi guys! Thanks for having me. I’m Kenzie Cade, one of the newest authors to grace the pages m/m fiction.

This is my first blog tour ever. Let me tell you a secret:  it’s not that easy to come up with something to write about. And then inspiration came to me from Chicago—not the city and not GRL (although I can’t wait for GRL), the band. We have this big festival every year in Arkansas, Riverfest, and Chicago was there. They’re the reason I went. Then they sang “You’re the Inspiration”, and it came to me. Inspiration.

Baby, you’re the meaning in my life
You’re the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You’re the inspiration 

-Chicago, “You’re the Inspiration”

The words we write, the stories that come to us, they start with inspiration. Everyone’s inspiration comes from different places. I see it in several different places.

I’m a people watcher. I find personalities so vastly intriguing. No one person is the same. I have a collection of studies on just that subject. I’m also captivated by human interaction. The way many different personalities and temperaments interact. In my everyday life, I work in a medical clinic. You cannot imaging the array of differences I see on a daily basis. I take notes.

I also draw inspiration from television and movies. I have a weakness for cheesy, unbelievable, horribly acted Lifetime movies. I love them. There something about the outrageous paths the many men and women take to find their true love—running from serial killers and crazy ex-girlfriends, warring with the Fates, battling the overprotective mothers-in-law. And believe it or not, I’ve found so much inspiration in more than one idea for a character and/or story from those shows. They’re my guilty pleasure.

And music. Those of you who know even a little about me, know my love of music. I listen to all kinds. Music is the biggest of inspirations for me. A little known fact about me. I sing. Have been since I was a toddler. I learned a long time ago that in order to sing a gong well, I had to believe it. So that’s what I did, what I do. When I hear a song, I listen to it, truly listen, I feel it, I believe it. That’s where I draw inspiration from. The words, the feel of the song—it may be strange to say, but they move me, speak to me. More than once a story or idea for a story or character has come to me by those means. When a song draws me, I’ve been known to be obsessive. I’ll listen to it almost nonstop until what I’m looking for takes hold.

Here’s my most recent obsession:

Inspiration is the biggest part of what I do. Inspiration, muse, insight. There are many words for it. But whatever we call it, there is one truth: it’s where the magic begins.

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About Son of a Fish

Son of a Fish by Kenzie Cade eBookSam Crowe lives a quiet life. He’s a freelance journalist and sometimes fiction writer. His world is turned upside down when love lands on his doorstep—literally, while cursing up a G-rated storm. Son of a fish, indeed. Casey Sanders doesn’t know whether it’s good luck or bad when he slips and falls on the icy steps of his apartment building, but the hero who comes to his rescue is worth the discomfort.

Their attraction is instant, but Sam is certain Casey’s flirtation and kind words are a result of the pain medication. But Casey is persistent and won’t give up until he has what he wants. And what he wants is Sam.

Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon & All Romance eBooks

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About Kenzie Cade

Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the sometimes stressful field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and the Pomeranian/long-haired Chihuahua mix who likes to keep her company while she writes. As a young girl, Kenzie dreamed of princesses and their white knights. As an adult (or sort of adult), she dreams of princes and their proverbial white knights, which she attributes to fellow Arkansan S.E. Hinton and her novel

The Outsiders. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story.

Contact Kenzie at kenziecade.author@gmail.com. You can also find her online at her blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Kenzie has kindly offered up an ebook copy of Son of a Fish for this giveaway to one lucky winner!

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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 Trish’s review of Son of a Fish to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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