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L.A. Witt Week Review: Covet Thy Neighbor

Reviewed by Nikyta

Covet Thy NeighborTitle: Covet Thy Neighbor
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Tucker Springs #4
Heroes: Seth & Darren
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 46,100 words
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Opposites attract, but heaven help these two….

Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he’s struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he’s just the right blend of bold and flirtatious. Perfect.

Except then Darren reveals that he moved to Tucker Springs to take a job as the youth pastor at the New Light Church. Seth is not only an atheist, but was thrown out by his ultra-religious family when he came out. He tends to avoid believers, not out of judgment but out of self-preservation.

But Darren doesn’t give up easily, and he steadily chips away at Seth’s defenses. Darren is everything Seth wants in a man . . . except for that one massive detail he just can’t overlook. Is Darren’s religion the real problem, or is it just a convenient smoke screen to keep him from facing deeper fears? It’s either see the light, or risk pushing Darren away forever.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

L.A. Witt Week Review: If It Drives by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Reviewed by JustJen

If It DrivesTitle: If It Drives
Author: L.A. Witt/Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Market Garden #7
Heroes: James/Callum
Genre: M/M Contemporary, BDSM
Length: 221 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 31, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.

After driving James Harcourt, his wealthy banker boss, around for a year and a half, Cal isn’t surprised by much anymore. Not even James’s regular trips to Market Garden, London’s most elite gay brothel.

But when James leaves the Garden alone one night and turns to Cal instead, Cal’s floored. After crushing on his boss for ages, it’s his wet dream come true . . . until the awkward morning after. Cal still has a job to do, but he wants to offer more. Yet James doesn’t take him up on it; he keeps Cal at arm’s length and continues his chauffeured jaunts to Market Garden.

As Cal learns what James needs from the rentboys, he tries to fill that need himself. But there’s more to James’s penchant for rentboys than Cal realizes, and it may be one role that Cal can’t fill without overstepping his duty.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

L.A. Witt Week Review: Wrenches, Regrets and Reality Checks

Reviewed by Heather C

21472262Title: Wrenches, Regrets and Reality Checks
Author: L.A. Witt
Heroes: Reggie & Wes
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 18,000 words
Publisher: Amber Allure
Release Date: March 15, 2014
Available at: Amber Allure
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Ever since Reggie’s garage became part of a popular reality show, business has been booming. As much as he hates playing games with the network, at least he doesn’t have to worry about his bottom line anymore.

As the show’s lowest-ranking producer, Wes is tasked with proposing a new spinoff show to Reggie. He has a hard enough time looking the sexy mechanic in the eye on a normal day, but this time, he’s holding cards he can’t show. With execs breathing down his neck, he’s there to pitch a show he knows Reggie will never agree to do, even if his refusal puts his existing show on the line.

The network is counting on Reggie refusing to sign. But they’re not counting on their messenger falling for the man they’re trying to fire…

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

L.A. Witt Week Review: Where Nerves End by L.A. Witt

Reviewed by Susan65

Where Nerves EndTitle: Where Nerves End
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Tucker Springs #1
Heroes: Jason Davis and Michael Whitman
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 239 Pages
Publisher: Amber Allure
Release Date: June 3, 2012
Available at: Amber Allure, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado: Population, 70-something-thousand. Home to beautiful mountain views, two respected universities, and a ridiculously high cost of living.

Jason Davis can handle a breakup. And an overwhelming mortgage. And a struggling business. And the excruciating pain that keeps him up at night thanks to a shoulder injury. Handling all of it at once? Not so much. When his shoulder finally pushes him to a breaking point, he takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try.

Michael Whitman is a single dad struggling to make ends meet. When a mutual friend refers a patient, and that patient suggests a roommate arrangement to alleviate their respective financial strains, Michael jumps at the opportunity.

Living together would be easy if Jason wasn’t so damned attracted to Michael. Good thing Michael’s straight, or the temptation might just be too much.

Well, their mutual friend says Michael is straight…

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Honorary Blogger L.A. Witt: What’s She Cooking Up Next?

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So the lovely ladies here at The Blogger Girls asked me to talk about what’s coming up in my crazy little world, and as always, the answer is… a lot.

I’ve been a busy bee on my own (some military romances in the works, plus some steampunk), and of course with my co-writers – Aleksandr Voinov (more Market Garden!), Cat Grant (more rock stars!), and Marie Sexton (dirty cowboys!). Even my alter ego Lauren Gallagher is finally going to get off her duff and get some books written, too – expect to see some hetero, lesbian, and bisexual books starting in the latter part of 2014.

So yeah. Lots and lots in the works.

But Jen gave me puppy dog eyes and wanted me to dish a little about one particular work-in-progress. Specifically… Dark Soul.

No, I have not run out of titles and resorted to copying them from Aleks. I mean I’m working on that Dark Soul.

Here’s what happened. In late 2012, Aleks and I met for the first time at GRL in Albuquerque. As a lot of people know, we’ve pretty much been joined at the brainstem ever since, co-writing over a dozen books and traveling around Europe together. Aleks claims he has a USB port installed in my skull, and I’m inclined to believe him.

Anyway, at that fateful GRL, Aleks gave me a copy of Dark Soul: The Complete Collection. I’d heard a lot of buzz about the book, but had never gotten around to reading it. So, on my flight home, I started reading it.

If you’ve read Dark Soul, you probably remember that first scene when Stefano is standing outside and the motorcycle pulls up. “The postmodern centaur,” as it’s described. (God, Aleks, your prose…*prostrates self*)

That scene is Stefano’s first exposure to Silvio Spadaro, and he immediately knows he’s in deep trouble. Oddly enough, I kind of had the feeling I was in deep trouble too. Silvio instantly intrigued me. When I was finished reading the book two days later, I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, especially Silvio. He pretty much set up shop somewhere in my skull and has never left.

Aleks and I started co-writing our first book not long after that, and at some point, I snarked about Silvio keeping me awake at night. “At this rate, I’m not just going to write with you, I’m going to write some Dark Soul fan fiction just to get Silvio out of my head.”

And thus, the fateful words were spoken. Or, well, typed.

“Go ahead. And if you do, you’re more than welcome to publish it.”

Well.

If you insist.

Thus began Dark Soul 6, which picks up a few months after the end of the series. It’s been kind of a side project for the past year because I’ve had so many other things on my plate, but it’s definitely one of my top priorities right now. In fact, I fully expect it to be finished by mid-April, and y’all should be able to get your hot little hands on it toward the end of the year/early 2015.

The entire book has been written with Aleks’s oversight and guidance, making sure the details stay true to the original. Many characters from the original are back. Some new ones are joining the cast. With Aleks’s blessing, people get hurt, killed, messed up, and ooooh, you’d better believe they get laid. Of course they do. Silvio’s involved.

And as anything does when Silvio is involved, it’s gotten a little out of control. I had intended to write a short novel, or maybe even a collection of short, connected stories/novellas like the original, but Silvio’s having none of it. (Seriously, that little punk is driving this train…) It’s almost 50,000 words right now, and I suspect it’ll take another 20,000 to finish it.

So much for writing a little bit of fanfic to get him out of my head.

Of course, I would be an absolutely insufferable tease if I didn’t share a few nibbles, wouldn’t I?  Bear in mind, this thing has not been edited yet. It’s entirely possible the tidbits I’m sharing will be seriously altered or even removed entirely by the time the book is released. But they’ll give you a little taste of what’s to come!

Fair warning – If you haven’t yet read the original Dark Soul (OMG YOU MUST IT IS SO AMAZING SRSLY READ IT RIGHT NOW), some of these may be a bit spoilery.

With that out of the way…

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Stefano flinched and squeezed Silvio’s shoulders. “I’d just as soon you stuck around, you know?”

“Why?”

“Do I have to spell it out?”

Silvio locked eyes with him. “Why do you want me here?”

“Why did you come here?”

Silvio’s lips thinned. “I asked you first.”

“After this long, it’s not obvious?” As soon as the words were out, Stefano remembered who he was talking to. Maybe it wasn’t that obvious. Maybe he did need to spell it out again. He moved his hand from Silvio’s shoulder to the back of his neck, and drew him closer. “I don’t want to lose you, Silvio. I know none of this is easy—it isn’t for any of us—but if the alternative is not having you here and safe with me, then I’ll take it.”

Silvio said nothing. Stefano’s heart beat faster—this was one of those moments when Silvio could be infuriatingly emotionless, or he could get angry and leave for a few hours, or . . .

This.

He relaxed inside Stefano’s embrace and let himself be drawn into a kiss. Stefano held him tighter, getting lost in Silvio’s kiss the way he always did. They could do this every night for a million years, and he’d never get his head around how Silvio could shift so quickly between cold indifference to soft and pliant. These moments weren’t enough to keep a restless killer domesticated, but God, they sure felt like it sometimes.

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Footsteps approached. Bernardo leveled his weapon at the motel room door, ready to squeeze off a shot at a second’s notice.

Someone banged on the other side. “Lemme in, Bernardo. We gotta get Matteo to the hospital.”

“Shit. Fucking idiot.” Bernardo hurried to the door and opened it. “What the hell happ—”

A gunshot startled the fuck out of him, and then Giovanni grunted. He dropped to his knee, one arm clutching his side while the other hand clung to the door frame.

Bernardo grabbed his arm. “Come on, get inside.”

But Giovanni didn’t respond. He crumpled and, when Bernardo let him go, sprawled across the doorstep.

“Good idea,” a cold, coarse voice said. “Get inside.”

Bernardo stepped back. Then crossed himself.

Because he was staring into the face of the Devil.

The black-haired man slipped off a pair of sunglasses, revealing eyes that were as dark as the lenses that had covered them. He hooked the sunglasses in the front of his shirt and casually stepped over Giovanni’s body. “Where is the American?”

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(You didn’t really think I’d skip out on a dirty one, did you?)

The low moan drew Donata to Silvio’s door, which was slightly ajar. The whole house had been silent in the short period since Stefano had gone upstairs, but as she came to the top of the staircase, the sound vibrated across her nerve endings. Holding her breath, she peered through the narrow crevice.

Stefano was backed up against the wall, and Silvio knelt at his feet, one slender hand on Stefano’s hip, the other out of her sight but undoubtedly on Stefano’s cock just like Silvio’s mouth certainly was.

She wanted to be angry that they were doing this rather than discussing anything, that Stefano had his dick between Silvio’s lips when he should’ve been talking to him, but she couldn’t feel anything except a tingle of arousal at the sight of them.

This wasn’t the first time she’d watched them through a crack in the door or even a window from the garden. Sometimes she wondered if they left the door open on purpose. And if it was Stefano’s doing or Silvio’s. Or something they conspired to do just to . . . what? Tease her?

It didn’t matter. Much as Silvio drove her insane, she couldn’t fault Stefano for being unable to resist him. When Silvio was in that subdued state, when he was so turned on he all but melted, he turned her on so much it still surprised her sometimes.

Stefano’s head fell back. Both his hands were in Silvio’s hair, pale fingers in jet black hair, kneading his scalp and probably pulling hard enough to turn Silvio on.

Donata stayed in the shadows, but slipped a little closer. Stefano probably wouldn’t have noticed her if she’d come barging into the room. Oblivious to her, he stared down at Silvio, lips apart as he gasped for breath. His hips moved faster. Even from here, the cords in his neck and the tension in his jaw were visible, and she could only imagine how deep and hard he was thrusting into Silvio’s throat.

Stefano groaned, the sound so low Donata barely heard it but definitely felt it, and she envied Silvio right then because he must’ve heard Stefano loud and clear, and he was the reason Stefano was so turned on.

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So there you have it! The 411 on Dark Soul 6, and a few little nibbles to whet your appetite. Keep an eye on my website, blog, and Twitter for release updates!

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About Lori

I write full-time now, but in other times and places, I have worked in everything from customer service to lower management, from jewelry to car rentals to compressed gas equipment to adult film production. I was also a professional photographer at one point, but decided I enjoyed it more as a hobby than a career. My husband and I still enjoy photography and happen to live in a place that lends itself very well to a couple of shutterbugs. Pictures and tales of our adventures here can be found, in between rantings and commentary on writing, on my personal blog.

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March Author Week + Giveaway Winner + Recap!

Well, now. Another Author Week is here! Woohoo!

Which author, you might ask?? Hmmmm… maybe we’ll keep it a secret and let you find out just who it is in a little bit…

Just kidding! We’re super excited to have L.A. Witt as our March Author! Yay!

We’ve got some great reviews scheduled for this week and even an awesome post by L.A. herself that we think some viewers will be ecstatic to read!

As always, we’ll still be posting regular reviews but if you haven’t read any of L.A.’s books yet, this will be a great week to pick up a book of hers 🙂

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Now, onto other news! Jen’s Challenge Week was a pretty good success! Here’s the breakdown of what was picked:

JustJen picked:

Shoes & Ties by Jena Wade for Heather C (3.5 stars)
Coming to Terms by A.R. Moler for Nikyta (4 stars)
Gangster Country by Kade Boehme for Susan65 (4 stars)

Voters’ Pick for JustJen:

Billy’s Bones by Jamie Fessenden (4.5 stars)

And for all those wondering (since we haven’t announced it yet), the winner of the poll we had to determine which book Heather C would be challenged to read in April was…. Texas Pride by Kindle Alexander, which had 75% of the votes! Amazing! Thank you for everyone who voted and we hope you’ll be looking forward to Heather’s review coming in a few weeks!blogger_bee_trans

And now for the giveaway winner! Congrats to…

Stephanie Fredrick!

Woohoo! You’ve won an ebook copy of Blood’s Voice by Áine P Massie! We’ll be sending you an email shortly 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 Áine P Massie for offering up Blood’s Voice. For those who didn’t win, Blood’s Voice is available at Amazon.

Hope everyone has a great day!

~The Blogger Girls

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