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Release Day Blitz: Angels and Man-Beasts by T.L. West + Exclusive Excerpts & Giveaway!

Angels and Man-Beasts

by T.L. West

Zachary is an ordinary young gay man. He works for his father, has a crush on his straight roommate, and likes to procrastinate.

While visiting his aunt’s old cabin, he finds a wounded man, and the door to safety is forever closed. At first, Zachary doesn’t know what to make of the handsome stranger dressed as a knight, but he feels a connection with him.

Zachary’s life is turned upside down as his eyes are opened to the supernatural world. Not only must he survive dangerous man-beasts, but he is also forced to make sense of what it means to fall for an angel, and involve himself in a war between the Gods.

Available at: NineStar Press & Amazon

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Exclusive Excerpt from Angels and Man-Beasts

Monday morning

Zachary tried to finish his assignment on his laptop as he sat on his bed. He was just not in the mood, even though he knew it was an important part of the project his dad was working on.

It had been his mother’s idea for him to work in the family business after his graduation. According to his parents, it would give Zachary much-needed experience before he was ready to start applying for a job in other companies. At first Zachary had declined, but due to his parent’s constant nagging, he’d had no choice but to accept.

He had been working for his dad for a few months now. It wasn’t a bad job. He could check for errors in software from the comfort of his apartment.

Zachary’s mind immediately went to his roommate, Christopher. He’d already been living in the two-bedroom apartment when Zachary had moved in. Christopher was six feet tall, had piercing blue eyes, wavy brown hair, and loved to work out. He was also very smart. He worked at a nearby laboratory as a chemist. He was also perfect boyfriend material as far as Zachary was concerned.

“But he’s straight,” sighed Zachary as he looked at the lines of code on his laptop screen.

He brushed his black hair away from his forehead. Zachary had never been one of those gay men who would try to hit on a straight man. It just wasn’t his style, or perhaps he didn’t have enough confidence to initiate such an interaction. He wasn’t sure. He had a nice friendship with Christopher, and he didn’t want to risk losing that over some weird fantasy. He wouldn’t be able to look at himself if Christopher rejected his advances. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vampire’s Protoge by Damian Serbu

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: The Vampire’s Protoge
Author: Damian Serbu
Heroes: Charon
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 367 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: August 21, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A sinister vampire offers Charon a choice he can’t refuse: play a deadly game of winner takes all, losers die.

Charon relishes the competition and molds himself into a sexy vampire who defies vampire law, savoring his power and embracing the role of villain. He also loves surrounding himself with hot young men. But when an alluring vampire stalks him and threatens to turn him into the Vampire Council unless he helps with a seemingly impossible task, will Charon risk his perfectly narcissistic life on the challenge? Does he have any other choice?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: See My Words by Melanie Hansen

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: See My Words
Author: Melanie Hansen
Series: Spectrum Nights #2
Heroes: Scott Ashworth/Rylan Mahoney
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 278 Pages
Publisher: Ninestar Press
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Successful underwear model Scott Ashworth is lucky—his attack at the hands of an unknown assailant will leave no visible scars. His professional goals are still within reach, and best of all, his stepbrother Rylan Mahoney is back in his life, their teenage infatuation at last getting the chance to deepen into something more.

Thrown together by the circumstances of Scott’s injury, Rylan’s long-dormant feelings for him are quickly rekindled, though he’s haunted by the memory of Scott’s disappearance on the night of his eighteenth birthday and the six missing years that followed. Rylan pushes Scott for the truth, a firm believer in the maxim that secrets lose their power once they’re shared—but resurrecting old demons almost always comes with a price.

Before Scott knows it, his life is spiraling out of control, his toxic insecurities welling up to threaten the fragile relationship he’s building with Rylan. Learning to let go of the past and believe in himself will be Scott’s greatest challenge, or else he risks losing Rylan forever this time.

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Book Review: Pieces of Me by Melanie Hansen

Reviewed by JustJen

33519010Title: Pieces of Me
Author: Melanie Hansen
Series: Spectrum Nights #1
Heroes: Scott Ashworth/Rylan Mahoney
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 154 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Scott Ashworth is a beautiful man and the hottest club host on the Phoenix gay scene. He takes what he wants, does what he wants, and does whom he wants. It’s a good life, but the journey to local popularity and fame wasn’t an easy one. For all that Scott’s looks are a blessing, at the same time they’re a curse—the source of his alcoholic mother’s inexplicable hatred.

Rylan Mahoney dreams of photojournalistic glory. He’s in Phoenix looking for the story of a lifetime, but the project isn’t coming to fruition. Needing rent money, he accepts a gig at Phoenix Pride hawking lewd lollipops and edible condoms…all while wearing gold lamé hot pants and a matching bow tie. When Rylan’s house keys and street clothes go missing after his shift, he’s desperate, until a stranger in a convertible stops to help.

The man is absolute sex on legs, and Rylan is jolted when he recognizes him—his stepbrother Scott Ashworth, long missing but suddenly larger than life. Scott is affluent and successful now, light years away from his hardscrabble days living with Rylan in a double-wide trailer deep in the heart of the Florida Panhandle.

Reunited after six years apart, Scott and Rylan are determined to put their past behind them, but fate may have other ideas and leave their future in jeopardy yet again.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hearts Alight by Elliot Cooper + Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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An Exclusive Excerpt from Hearts Alight

by Elliot Cooper

“Amit?” Dave called out as he pushed through the door from the back hallway to the break room.

The table and two of the chairs were upended on the floor next to Amit. Napkins and plastic cups littered the tile around him. He tried to push himself up from where he sat, one leg crooked under the other, but didn’t seem to have the strength. Amit’s chest heaved, as if he were struggling for every breath, and sweat plastered his hair across the side of his forehead.

“What happened? Are you okay?” Dave raced to his side and knelt, unsure what to do with his hands. He didn’t want to make things worse, but he didn’t know what to do to help, either. Did Amit have asthma? Maybe he had an inhaler nearby.

Amit reached out and gripped Dave’s arm, his fingers clammy. The scars across his forehead flashed with yellow-orange light. Dave blinked, disbelieving his own eyes, but then Amit gulped in heavy, less-labored breaths mixed with sighs of relief, and tricks of the light didn’t seem important.

“Thank God,” Amit muttered.

“Do you have asthma?” Dave asked, putting his hand on top of Amit’s. He still felt cooler than he should have, but Dave couldn’t be sure his own body temperature hadn’t elevated with his worry. And the three-quarters of a beer he’d drunk.

“No.” Amit shook his head. His voice still sounded rough, but it was clearer than earlier. “I’ll be okay. I think.”

“I wanted to tell you not to listen to that asshole. Taylor. He’s a real… He’s nothing to worry about.”

“Who?”

“That tall guy sitting with Jake.” Dave studied Amit’s confused expression and realized he must not have heard what Taylor had said after all. It had been his breathing problem that sent him rushing to the back. “Never mind. He said something rude about you when you…shouted over the music.”

“Oh.” Amit’s hand trailed down Dave’s arm, as if he wanted to let go but couldn’t, and rested at his wrist instead. The press of his fingers made Dave aware of his own pulse beating away, picking up speed with every moment they stared into one another’s eyes.

There were so many things Dave wanted to say. So many questions that maybe Amit would be willing to answer now that they were alone and he was interested in chatting. Had privacy, or a lack thereof, been the barrier all along? Or did it have something to do with Amit’s not-asthma?

“Are you sure you’re okay? I mean, health-wise.” Dave gestured with his free hand to the obvious mess Amit had made. He’d fallen down, maybe tried to get back up a few times on his own. It wasn’t a good sign. And it was even worse if he was trying to cover up some medical issue. Although Dave knew he wasn’t owed an explanation.

Amit took in a deep breath and followed Dave’s gaze to the scattered furniture and supplies. “Would you help me clean this up? Before Jake―”

The door swung open. “I’m sure he’s fine. He’s―” Jake assessed the situation with frantic eyes. “Shit. Did you break anything?”

“Oh my God!” Shoshana’s hands went to her mouth as she stepped into the break room beside her husband. “Amit!” Continue reading

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Book Review: Enemy of My Enemy by Tal Bauer

Reviewed by Morgan 

32065756Title: Enemy of My Enemy

Author: Tal Bauer

Series: The Executive Office #2

Heroes: Jack Spiers/Ethan Reichenbach

Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 444 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: 

Fifteen years from now, an affair rocks the world.
Two men commit to their impossible love.
One general is determined to destroy them both.

President Jack Spiers and former Secret Service Agent Ethan Reichenbach throw caution to the wind, committing themselves publicly as the first out male lovers and partners to occupy the White House. Jack moves Ethan into the Residence, but as Ethan settles into his new role as first gentleman of the United States, not everyone is thrilled with their choices. When it seems like the world turns against them, Jack and Ethan must turn to each other, finding the strength together to press on.

In the chaos, Jack’s relationship with the Russian president, Sergey Puchkov, grows closer, and the two nations find themselves working almost as allies. But President Puchkov has secrets of his own, secrets that could rip everything apart. And Ethan steps back into the action with Lieutenant Adam Cooper, taking charge of a covert kill team tasked with hunting down General Madigan once and for all.

But Madigan is elusive, and his dangerous reach is long. He strikes at Jack and Ethan from the shadowy corners of the globe, unraveling their entire world. As the mad general draws new allies together, he is single-minded in his quest to destroy the only two men who ever beat him.

He will stop at nothing until Jack and Ethan are shattered men, worlds apart, and struggling to get back to one another.

And after that, Madigan’s true revenge begins …
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Book Review: A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

Reviewed by Susan65

29853904Title: A Time to Rise
Author: Tal Bauer
Heroes: Alain Autenberg/Cristoph Hasse
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 319 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: May 2, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307.
History is wrong.

Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi stalk dark alleys and seedy nightclubs in Italy’s capital. Deep in the Vatican, a brotherhood exists, sworn protectors of the earth, and they stand firm against monsters from the dark depths. Operating in secret and silence, they protect our world from the sinister, the etheric, and from the evils that exist beyond the Veil.

But it’s a lonely life, and Alain Autenberg knows that more than most. His lover was ripped from him years ago and he vowed never to get close to another soul again. Even when the loneliness presses down on him, and his empty heart cries out for something more.

Something more comes in Cristoph Hasse, a new soldier arriving in Rome to serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Young, brash, and fitting in at right angles everywhere he goes, Cris struggles in the murky, deceptive labyrinth of the Vatican. Propelled forward by a past he can’t understand, Cris collides with Alain, and both men crash headfirst into the darkest secret of the Vatican… and of the world.
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Book Review: Maestro by M. Crane Hana

Reviewed by Morgan 

28684316Title: Maestro
Author: M. Crane Hana
Heroes: Leo/Andrew/Mel
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 56 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 8, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Gay and happily married, Leo has helped manage a large, influential nonprofit arts foundation over the past ten years. He has built a friendly rapport with the elderly billionaire who began it, but he has enemies within the foundation.

Leo’s birthday is on February 13, and that has always meant candles on heart-shaped cupcakes and birthday cards with “Happy Valentine’s Day” crossed out. To celebrate, Andrew, Leo’s mystery writer husband, arranges a tryst for Leo with Mel, a gifted violinist who is one of Andrew’s biggest fans.

What started as mere pleasure becomes a three-part harmony as Leo, Andrew, and Mel explore the ways their kinks and needs mesh—until Leo’s enemies attempt to use evidence of the liaison to force him out of his job.
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Book Review: Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer

Reviewed by Morgan 

28814263Title: enemies of the State
Author: Tal Bauer
Series: The Executive Office #1
Heroes: Jack Spier/Ethan Reichenbach
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 324 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A rogue Black Ops unit with the president in their crosshairs.
A Secret Service agent who will break every rule.
A president falling for the one person he shouldn’t—a man.

Newly elected President Jack Spiers’s presidency is rocked from the very beginning, and he’s working furiously to keep the world from falling apart. Between terrorism attacks ripping apart Europe, Russia’s constant posturing and aggression, and the quagmire of the Middle East, Jack is struggling to keep his campaign promise—to work toward a better, safer world.

For Special Agent Ethan Reichenbach, Jack is just another president, the third in twelve years. With Jack’s election, he’s been promoted, and now he’s running the presidential detail, which puts him side by side with Jack daily. He’s expecting another stuffed suit and an arrogant DC politician, but Jack shocks him with his humor and humanity.

There are rules against a Secret Service agent and one of their protectees developing a friendship—big rules. Besides, Jack is straight as a ruler, and a widower, and Ethan has always avoided falling for straight men. Ethan keeps his distance, but Jack draws him in, like gas to a naked flame, and it’s a lure he isn’t strong enough to turn away from.

As the two men collide, rules are shattered and the world teeters on the verge of war, and a rogue Black Ops unit bent on destruction sets Jack in their deadly crosshairs. Ethan must put everything on the line in order to save the man he’s come to love, Jack’s presidency, and the world.
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Honorary Blogger Olley White: Evoking the Christmas Spirit + Giveaway!

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Evoking the Christmas Spirit

by Olley White

Hi, Blogger Girls. Thank you so much for having me on the blog today.

I wanted to talk about evoking the Christmas spirit today. Ha! That sounds like I’m going to have a séance, but I promise I’m not! What I actually want to talk about is the essence of Christmas that makes holiday books so comforting.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am addicted to seasonal stories (and films). I devour them as quickly as that huge tin of chocolates I’m going to get through over the Christmas break. The stories tend to leave me with more of a glowy happy feeling in my belly than the chocs do, even though the ingredients can be as sweet.

There are certain things that can be added into a story to sum up that seasonal feeling: snow, trees, Santa, mistletoe, gifts and roaring fires. Sleigh bells and carols. The scent of pine and cinnamon. Really though, it’s all about love; love of family, love of friends, love of a lover—this needs to be at the heart of Christmas stories, because it is what is at the heart of Christmas. Or at least, it is for me. I think that is why we strive so hard at this time of year to try and create a perfect scenario…

…except; love isn’t perfect. It’s messy and it hurts sometimes…and yet it’s the most beautiful thing on the planet. The downfall of real Christmas is often that refusal to accept that it doesn’t have to be perfect. If Uncle Jim is drunk, or the turkey is burnt, or Aunt Julie and mum are wearing the same outfit and not talking to each other again, those are the kinds of negatives that people can focus on. But to me, all of those things don’t matter, because humans are not robots. We are wonderfully flawed and unique. We have the capacity to love despite of, or because of, the imperfections. It’s so worth remembering this at Christmas and not having high expectations that cannot be reached.

That’s what I love about Christmas books… the story doesn’t run smoothly.  The characters accept or overcome their limitations or adapt the situation and they find their Happily Ever After. I’m pretty sure our Happily Ever After is there to find too, if only we’d just stop trying to reach perfection.

I will concede though that their tree might be just that bit more Hollywood…

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and that you enjoy reading about Rhys and Toby’s Christmas miracle as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Olley White x

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About For Want of a Christmas Miracle

27301063When one down-on-his-luck gardener and one garden centre owner meet, neither could predict the attraction they’d feel towards each other. Toby is just about turning round the business he’d inherited from his dad, and it’s all going well—until a risk he took looks like it might not pay off. Rhys’s employment at Toby’s garden centre is temporary, just to cover the Christmas sales, and frankly he’d much rather be outside gardening. And avoiding Christmas.

When an accident means Toby can’t be at work at a crucial time, it’s time for Rhys to step up to the mark. But can the Christmas Scrooge make the difference required for the man he’s starting to love?

Available at: NineStar Press

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About Olley White

Olley White is the alter ego of Lori Powell. Her home is in England with her husband, children and animals. She uses the fenland where she lives as inspiration for her writing. She loves romance in stories – boy/girl, boy/boy, girl/girl…if they’re in love she loves them.

Find out more about Olley on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or email her at pglicp@googlemail.com

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As part of this blog tour, Olley is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card & NineStar book credit!! 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 unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of For Want of a Christmas Miracle to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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