Posts Tagged With: Piper Vaughn

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Off the Ice by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Thanks for joining Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn on the OFF THE ICE blog tour. In the Hat Trick series, love and hockey collide—and create enough heat to melt the ice. Join the players as they chase both the Stanley Cup and their own personal happily ever afters.

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About Off the Ice

Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play hockey forever. One day he’ll retire—if an injury doesn’t force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn’t count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz.

Sebastian is on the bottom rung of the Sociology Department at Georgia State. He has his sights set on tenure, and he can’t afford to be distracted, especially not by a sexy student with a body straight out of Sebastian’s dreams. No matter how much Tristan tempts him, that’s one line Sebastian won’t cross. At least not until summer classes end. After that, everything is fair game.

But Sebastian lives loud and proud, and Tristan is terrified of being the first out player in the NHL. Neither of them can afford to risk their hearts when they can’t imagine a happily ever after. The problem is, unlike hockey, when it comes to love, there are no rules.

Available at: Riptide Publishing and Amazon

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Book Review: Off the Ice by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Off the Ice
Authors: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Series: Hat Trick #1
Heroes: Tristan Holt/Sebastian Cruz
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 283 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 30, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf:  Goodreads

Blurb: Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play hockey forever. One day he’ll retire—if an injury doesn’t force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn’t count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz.

Sebastian is on the bottom rung of the Sociology Department at Georgia State. He has his sights set on tenure, and he can’t afford to be distracted, especially not by a sexy student with a body straight out of Sebastian’s dreams. No matter how much Tristan tempts him, that’s one line Sebastian won’t cross. At least not until summer classes end. After that, everything is fair game.

But Sebastian lives loud and proud, and Tristan is terrified of being the first out player in the NHL. Neither of them can afford to risk their hearts when they can’t imagine a happily ever after. The problem is, unlike hockey, when it comes to love, there are no rules.

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Book Review: Permanent Ink by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Permanent Ink
Authors: Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Series: Art & Soul #1
Heroes: Poe/Jericho
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 256 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: August 7, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Audio Review: One True Thing by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea

Reviewed by Morgan 

27860796Title: One True Thing
Authors: Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea
Narrator: Rusty Topsfield
Series: One Thing #2
Heroes: Dustin Davis/Ash Kyriakides
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 8 Hours, 56 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Dustin Davis spent years wishing for a prince but kissing frog after slimy frog. When he sees Archer Kyriakides for the first time, Dusty thinks his luck has finally changed. Archer could be it. The One. But their hot and cold romance leaves Dusty confused: why does it feel right one moment and wrong the next? It doesn’t make sense—until the day Dusty meets Archer’s identical twin, Asher, and realizes he’s been seeing them both.

Asher Kyriakides dreams of being a fashion photographer, but he’s stuck with a job he hates and an irresponsible playboy brother whose habits drive him absolutely insane, especially when he finds out Archer is dating the cute little blond Asher can’t seem to forget. Torn between loyalty and desire, Asher does nothing but try to warn Dusty away.

But when Archer finally goes too far, Dusty turns to Asher for comfort, and Asher knows he can’t refuse. It isn’t long before they realize they’re falling fast, but more than one thing stands in their way, not the least of which is Archer, who isn’t quite ready to stop being a thorn in his brother’s side.
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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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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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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Honorary Blogger Piper Vaughn: Best Gifts Ever

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Best Gifts Ever

by Piper Vaughn

Hi, all! Thanks to The Blogger Girls for having me today!

Over the years it’s gotten to the point where my family defaults to giving me an Amazon gift card for just about every special occasion. Not that I’m complaining—I do love Amazon and my Kindle—but it occurs to me that it’s been ages since I got a personal gift from someone that both surprised me and really fit me as an individual. Recently, as hedgehogs have become one of my obsessions over the last few years, I’ve gotten a few hedgehog themed gifts, and occasionally, I’ll get a cute pair of socks from those who know about my sock fetish.

But I think one of the best gifts I ever got came from my parents about a decade or so ago. I was visiting from Alaska for Christmas. They surprised me with a pair of second-row tickets to see the “Hairspray” musical. Why did this make such a great gift? Well, I’ve been obsessed with the John Waters’ movie since childhood. I would watch “Hairspray” constantly. I loved the dancing, the actors, the music. Just everything about it—and at the time, I didn’t even know the “Hairspray” musical existed. It was a surprise in numerous ways, and still stands out in my mind as one of the best gift-opening moments ever.

In The Working Elf Blues, Garnet gives Wes a very special Christmas gift. It’s one he doubts throughout the story, worrying it might seem silly or childish, but it’s highly personal, and when he finally works up the courage to give Wes the gift, well, it’s one of my favorite moments in the story. If you read it, you’ll see why. 🙂

So, what was the best gift you ever received for the holidays? One that really fit you and your personality? I’d love to hear about it. And if you’re interested in winning a copy of The Working Elf Blues, along with an adorable pair of elf-themed holiday socks, check out my blog post. The giveaway is open until December 21st.

Happy holidays to those of you who celebrate. Keep safe and warm! 🙂

~Piper

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About The Working Elf Blues

The Working Elf BluesGarnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, the boy with sorrowful eyes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he’s watched that boy grow into a man, and now he’s determined to give Wes a Christmas he’ll never forget. If only Garnet had thought to test his father’s sleigh before leaving…

Orphaned as a child, Wes spends every Christmas alone at his cabin. When he’s woken by a suspicious boom and finds a wrecked sleigh and an unconscious elf, he doesn’t know how to react. Wes isn’t fanciful. He doesn’t give much credence to the stories about Santa Claus and flying reindeer. But a part of him wants desperately to believe when Garnet promises forever, even if life has taught him that no one ever stays…

Available at: Less Than Three Press, All Romance eBooks, Amazon & BookStrand

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About Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.

Find out more about Piper on her Website, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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Book Review: The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

1Title: The Working Elf Blues
Author: Piper Vaughn
Heroes: Garnet Evergreen/Wes
Genre:  MM Fantasy
Length: 53 Pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Available at:  Less Than Three Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, the boy with sorrowful eyes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he’s watched that boy grow into a man, and now he’s determined to give Wes a Christmas he’ll never forget. If only Garnet had thought to test his father’s sleigh before leaving…

Orphaned as a child, Wes spends every Christmas alone at his cabin. When he’s woken by a suspicious boom and finds a wrecked sleigh and an unconscious elf, he doesn’t know how to react. Wes isn’t fanciful. He doesn’t give much credence to the stories about Santa Claus and flying reindeer. But a part of him wants desperately to believe when Garnet promises forever, even if life has taught him that no one ever stays…
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