Posts Tagged With: Raine O’Tierney

Book Review: The 12 Days of Hipster by Raine O’Tierney

Reviewed by Nikyta

the-12-days-of-hipsterTitle: The 12 Days of Hipster
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Series: The Avona Tales #2
Heroes: Tyler & David
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 19, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Last Christmas, Tyler Lang accidentally accepted David Griffith’s invitation for dinner. Yes, it was an accident. See, hipster (don’t call him that!) Tyler doesn’t date guys, and even if he did, he certainly doesn’t date jocks. A rude and hasty exit right when the date was getting good left things awkward between them.

David Griffith isn’t really a jock. Well, he’s a former athlete who loves sports, but “jock” has a certain connotation that doesn’t quite fit the intelligent, hardworking store owner. A jock wouldn’t have given Tyler Lang the time of day. But even after that little, ahem, stunt with the fire escape, David can’t stop thinking about the hipster a year later. Which would be fine if fate didn’t keep butting her nose into their business, making it impossible for the jock and the hipster to avoid each other this Christmas.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney

Reviewed by Nikyta

6182pimebkl-_sl300_Title: Bowl Full of Cherries
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Narrator: Seth Clayton
Series: The Avona Tales #1
Heroes: Crowley & Averell
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Porker, Fatty, Tons-of-Fun: Crowley Fredericks has heard it all. He’s dropped a lot of weight since his high school days, but he’s still a big guy, and the painful words and bullying follow him. Rejected—again—because of his size, Crowley is starting to think that maybe love just isn’t meant for huskier men.

Averell Lang and his twin are so different they might as well not even be related. So when Rell’s brother brings his roommate home to snowy Susset for the holidays, Rell expects the worst—another uptight, pretentious hipster. What he discovers instead is Crowley. Nerdy, fascinating, attractive, Crowley. Rell never expected to look at a man this way, and what he sees in Crowley Fredericks is something he didn’t even know he was looking for. If both men can overcome their hang-ups, they might unwrap more than presents this holiday season.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Alchemy Ever After by Raine & Siôn O’Tierney

Reviewed by Nikyta

Alchemy Ever After by Raine & Siôn O'Tierney eBookTitle: Alchemy Ever After
Author: Raine & Siôn O’Tierney
Heroes: Idrian & Rowe
Genre: M/M Steampunk/Erotica
Length: 56 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 28, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The city of New Alexandria is filled with powerful magicians-in-training and mechanical follies, the world’s largest library, and marvels beyond compare. The allure of this modern metropolis draws young people from all over the world, but Idrian has come instead for the opportunity to learn the new art of alchemy.

He’s been taken as an apprentice by Maketh, a scholar experimenting with new ways to combine technology and the ancient mystic arts. Together they’ve animated a living ice sculpture. Idrian cannot wait to unveil the sculpture alongside the other wonders at the annual Spring Festival.

After witnessing his master in a passionate embrace with another student, Idrian’s mind drifts to things beyond alchemy. And when a warm touch accidentally awakens the consciousness within the living sculpture, Idrian learns firsthand about physicality and the magic of passion.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honorary Blogger Raine O’Tierney: Celebrating the Husky Hero! + Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Celebrating the Husky Hero!

by Raine O’Tierney

The main character of Bowl Full of Cherries, Crowley Fredericks, is a big guy. Sure, I mean he’s tall and broad shouldered, but I also mean big. As in heavy, fluffy, husky … Y’know, BIG.

I’m a big gal m’self, but that’s not why I wrote Crowley at his current size. He’s also not meant as a knock to the Adonis-type MC you read in other M/M stories. (I love those gents as much as the next reader!) I didn’t even write him to try and be wild and out of the box.

Instead, Crowley Fredericks is just a love letter to the average guy.

He’s a way to reach into the past and tell my best friend that even if he couldn’t see it, I thought he was absolutely perfect the way he was. He didn’t need to starve himself to make guys like him.

Crowley is a celebration of a pair of husbands who have grown a little round around the middle from two decades of home cooked meals together.

He’s even an ‘I love you’ to my own giant teddy bear of a husband, Siôn, who I’ve thought was absolutely beautiful for the past fourteen years.

In Bowl Full of Cherries, Crowley has some trials to undergo before he can recognize the beauty in himself. He definitely doesn’t feel like a love letter to anything at the start of the story. And while attraction is a powerful thing, it’s not enough for his love-interest Rell to just say to him, “I think you’re beautiful.” Crowley has to do something completely lionhearted to start on the path of self-acceptance.

So he does.

I won’t spoil the surprise—but I think how he takes that first step toward loving his own body is pretty damn incredible.

For all the fluffy boys and boys who love those fluffy boys, Bowl Full of Cherries is for you.

—Raine O’Tierney

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About Bowl of Cherries

Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O'Tierney eBookPorker, Fatty, Tons-of-Fun: Crowley Fredericks has heard it all. He’s dropped a lot of weight since his high school days, but he’s still a big guy, and the painful words and bullying follow him. Rejected—again—because of his size, Crowley is starting to think that maybe love just isn’t meant for huskier men.

Averell Lang and his twin are so different they might as well not even be related. So when Rell’s brother brings his roommate home to snowy Susset for the holidays, Rell expects the worst—another uptight, pretentious hipster. What he discovers instead is Crowley. Nerdy, fascinating, attractive, Crowley. Rell never expected to look at a man this way, and what he sees in Crowley Fredericks is something he didn’t even know he was looking for. If both men can overcome their hang-ups, they might unwrap more than presents this holiday season.

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An Excerpt from Bowl of Cherries

Even through the snow, Rell didn’t feel the cold. His face burned with the excitement of escaping the Livery and absconding with his brother’s best friend. He clasped Crowley’s hand, pulling him through the street. They ran and skidded and laughed, moving farther and farther away from the club.

“It’s beautiful tonight,” Crowley breathed and Rell squeezed tighter. “Doesn’t it weird you out though?”

“Nope.”

Rell knew what Crowley was asking—didn’t even pretend that he didn’t. Stopping, he tugged lightly so Crowley came stumbling up beside him. He twined his arms around Crowley’s waist and held him for a moment, right there in the middle of the sidewalk.

“Does it weird you out? I’m your best friend’s brother.”

“Not weirded out at all.” Crowley shook his head. His dark eyes shimmered with concern. “But for you… I mean, it was loud in there and hot and fun and there was alcohol and… sometimes… things just happen and—”

“Yeah, things happen,” Rell agreed. “Except I’ve been to a lot of stupid hipster clubs with a lot of Tyler’s friends and….” He leaned forward and kissed Crowley again, letting the experience linger, melting the chill between them. He tasted like nogtini. “And nothing like that has ever happened.”

“But… do you even like guys?”

“Owl. You’re a guy. I like you.”

“But have you been with a guy?”

“Why are you over-thinking this?” Rell asked, gently cupping the side of Crowley’s face.

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About Raine O’Tierney

Raine O’Tierney, a passionate believer in what she calls The Sweetness, writes positive stories about first loves, first times, fidelity, forever-endings and.friskiness? When she’s not writing, Raine can be found fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom at her library day job.

Raine believes the best thing we can do in life is be kind to one another, and she enjoys encouraging fellow writers. She changes sub-genres to suit her mood and believes all good stories end sweetly. Raine lives outside of Kansas City with her husband, fellow Dreamspinner Press author and sometimes writing partner, Siôn O’Tierney.

Contact her if you’re interested in talking about point-and-click adventure games or about what kinds dachshunds are the best kinds of dachshunds!

Find out more about Raine on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or email her at Raineotierney@gmail.com.

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As part of this blog tour, Raine is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!! 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 Bowl of Cherries to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Excerpts, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

Book Review: A Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Bowl Full of Cherries
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Heroes: Crowley Fredericks/Averell Lang
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 214 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Porker, Fatty, Tons-of-Fun: Crowley Fredericks has heard it all. He’s dropped a lot of weight since his high school days, but he’s still a big guy, and the painful words and bullying follow him. Rejected—again—because of his size, Crowley is starting to think that maybe love just isn’t meant for huskier men.

Averell Lang and his twin are so different they might as well not even be related. So when Rell’s brother brings his roommate home to snowy Susset for the holidays, Rell expects the worst—another uptight, pretentious hipster. What he discovers instead is Crowley. Nerdy, fascinating, attractive, Crowley. Rell never expected to look at a man this way, and what he sees in Crowley Fredericks is something he didn’t even know he was looking for. If both men can overcome their hang-ups, they might unwrap more than presents this holiday season.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Sweet Giordan, Please Remember by Raine O’Tierney

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Sweet Giordan, Please Remember
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Series: Hearts in Reverie #1
Heroes: Giordan Stone/Shane Devereaux
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 120 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Giordan Stone is lucky, all things considered. Sure, he spent five years in a coma only to wake with a right leg that’s practically useless and no memories other than his name. But now he’s under the care of sassy southern surrogate mother, Chloe Devereaux, spending his days painting and healing. Giordan wants for nothing at all… until he looks out the window one morning and sees Chloe’s gorgeous son, Shane, standing there. Something very familiar stirs in Giordan.

When he sketches, Giordan is able to go into an “art trance” where pieces of disjointed memory come back to him without time or place. More and more of these flashes are of Shane Devereaux and the intense, intimate experiences they shared together. Even though Shane keeps his distance now, Giordan is convinced his flashes are real. But he doesn’t have the whole story. Giordan is determined to fill in his memory blanks and convince Shane his feelings are genuine.
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