Posts Tagged With: Samhain Publishing

Audio Review: Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan

Reviewed by Nikyta

51sHTJ6V-fL._SL300_Title: Love Lessons
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Series: Love Lessons #1
Heroes: Kelly & Walter
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Publisher: Samhain Publishing/Insatiable Press
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Available at: Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Love doesn’t come with a syllabus. Kelly Davidson has waited what seems like forever to graduate high school and get out of his small-minded, small town. But when he arrives at Hope University, he quickly realizes finding his Prince Charming isn’t so easy. Everyone here is already out. In fact, Kelly could be the only virgin on campus. Worst of all, he’s landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, whose bed might as well be equipped with a revolving door.

Walter Lucas doesn’t believe in storybook love. Everyone is better off having as much fun as possible with as many people as possible – except his shy, sad little sack of a roommate is seriously screwing up his world view. As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, staying just friends is harder than he anticipated. He discovers love is a crash course in determination. To make the grade, he’ll have to finally show up for class – and overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last. Warning: This story contains lingering glances, milder than usual sexual content for this author, and a steamy dance-floor kiss. Story has no dairy or egg content, but may contain almonds.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: To Live Again by L.A. Witt

Reviewed by JustJen

28701137Title: To Live Again
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Wilde’s #8
Heroes: Greg Douglas/Sailo Isaia
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 253 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The heart doesn’t take requests. It calls the tune.

Greg Douglas’s wife surprised him with an early 25th anniversary gift: a divorce. Staying with friends Ethan and Rhett seems like a good idea, just until he gets back on his feet. The guys have an even better idea to take his mind off his troubles—take him out to explore the other half of his bisexuality.

After a quarter century suppressing his hidden desires, he’s not waiting any longer. Especially not after laying eyes on the gorgeous deejay at Wilde’s.

Deejay and single dad Sailo Isaia isn’t looking for anything serious. He’s definitely not out to be a sexual teacher, never mind to a man almost two decades his senior. But as Greg gets the hang of having a male lover, Sailo can’t help himself. They both keep coming back for more. And more. And more.

But a few nagging questions hold Sailo back from giving his whole heart. Is this just Greg’s midlife crisis and rebound fling? Or a chance to fill that empty space—forever—for both Sailo and his beloved son?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honorary Blogger Ava March: 5 Fun Facts about Convincing the Secretary

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5 Fun Facts about Convincing the Secretary

by Ava March

  1. Grayson was originally named Alistair. As I was fleshing out the book’s concept, my very good friend, Cooper Davis, started working on a book with an Alistair. I didn’t want to be a copycat girl, so my Alistair became Grayson.
  2. I think of this as my ‘alphabet’ book. The heroes’ names are Edward Fenton and Grayson Holloway = EFGH. I didn’t realize this until months after #1 above. Then I wondered – was that unconsciously clever of me, or completely happenstance? I decided on happenstance, because I’m not that clever.  
  3. I gave Edward my ‘wandering mind in meetings’ tendency, then cranked it up and focused it on one person (Grayson). I mean really, who hasn’t allowed their mind to wander to inappropriate areas during boring meetings? Or maybe it’s just me.
  4. I outlined then did the research for this book, which almost got me into trouble. I’d planned for Edward and Gray to visit the National Gallery…yet the National Gallery didn’t open until 1824 (2 years after the book takes place). An evening of research yielded The Royal Academy as an alternative. A few minor plot tweaks later, and I was back on track with the book.
  5. Grayson wears spectacles. Silver framed spectacles, to be exact. Why is that a fun fact? Because I think glasses on a guy are hot 🙂

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About Convincing the Secretary

27402675Business and pleasure is a mix no gentleman should consider.

Lord Grayson Holloway goes after what he wants—be it in the law office on his clients’ behalf or in the bedchamber. His new position as partner puts him closer to achieving his goal of becoming the most successful solicitor in London. There’s just one problem—his new secretary. Broad of shoulder yet mild of manner, Edward tempts Gray like no other. Yet the young man barely notices him.

Edward Fenton tries to be a good secretary, but being in Lord Grayson’s hard, commanding presence rouses Edward’s most forbidden desires. Wicked, naughty desires no gentleman should consider giving in to, let alone with his new employer.

Gray is more than willing to mix business with pleasure. But convincing Edward to take a chance on a future with him? That might be the most challenging case Gray has ever taken on.

Warning: Includes buttoned-up gentlemen who become undone, improper use of a desk, spankings, and a big bad lord who has a soft spot for his virgin secretary.

Available at: Samhain PublishingAmazon

Don’t forget to check out Heather C’s review of Convincing the Secretary to see what she thought of it!

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About Ava March

Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical M/M romance by RT Book Reviews readers. Visit her website at www.AvaMarch.com to find out more about her books or to sign-up for her newsletter.

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Honorary Blogger: Saying Goodbye to Samhain Publishing

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Saying Goodbye

by The Blogger Girls

The Blogger Girls have reviewed many books provided by Samhain Publishing and were very saddened by the news of their closing.  They’ve been a big name, not only in the m/m genre, but in many others as well.  They’ve continually provided quality books and have always been a pleasure to work with.

Samhain is having a 40% off sale today, so please take advantage (Samhain Publishing), as they have so many wonderful stories to enjoy.  Here is a list of just a few of our favorites.

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26173634Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

26052968Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt

 

 

winter-wonderlandWinter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

25677846The Shepherd and the Solicitor by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

 

 

25671286Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson

 

 

 

25244415What He Left Behind by L.A. Witt

 

 

 

25063508Breaking by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

 

1Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

 

 

 

1Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

 

1Falling by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

 

23129402Scrap by Josephine Myles

 

 

 

1Jackdaw by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1No Place That Far by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

 

 

 

21843050A Case of Spirits by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1A King Undone by Cooper Davis

 

 

 

1The Dream Alchemist by Joanna Chambers

 

 

1Let It Snow by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

 

22922437Her Wicked Captain by Sandra Jones

 

 

1No Boundaries by S.E. Jakes

 

 

 

1The Walls of Try by L.A. Witt

1Flight of Magpies by K.J. Charles

 

1Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

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Fall Hard by J.L. Merrow

 

 

1Raising the Rent by J.L. Merrow

 

 

1Muscling Through by J.L. Merrow

 

 

 

 

22224746Mending Him by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

 

 

 

 

eThe Pharaoh’s Concubine by Z.A. Maxfield

 

 

 

 

6General Misconduct by L.A. Witt

 

 

 

 

20822874Think of England by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1Taming the Bander by Summer Devon

 

 

 

 

20522718Mark of Cain by Kate Sherwood

 

 

 

The Magpie LordThe Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

 

20309995Enlightened by Joanna Chambers

 

 

 

18670544A Minor Inconvenience by Sarah Granger

 

 

SpecialDelivery300Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

A Case of PossessionA Case of Possession by K.J. Charles

 

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Book Review: Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg

Reviewed by JustJen

26173634Title: Give Yourself Away
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Heroes: March/Caleb
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 284 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  One guy intent on caution. One an adrenaline junkie. Love could be one risk too many.

March is determined to lose the numbness that accompanies a history of loss and blame. Desperate to feel something—anything—the adrenaline junkie base jumps off cliffs, soars on hang gliders, and embarks on dangerous sea-borne rescue missions. But any release he feels is fleeting, and when you play Russian roulette with fate, eventually you come crashing down.

No matter how hard Caleb tries to forget his past, a dark shadow is always behind him. When a bizarre turn of events results in him being trapped in a sea cave, Caleb wonders how his mantra—safety at all costs—could have failed him. On the point of drowning, he’s stunned when March surfaces in the cave.

March’s disregard for the rules saves Caleb’s life but gets March into a heap of trouble. Not least of which is the guy shivering in the boat next to him. March tries to ignore Caleb but it’s already too late. Together, they take small, awkward steps toward love. But Caleb’s past is waiting to sink in its claws…and this time, it could drag him to his death.

Warning: This book contains difficult flashbacks of child abduction and sexual violence, but also the incredible perseverance of two men who never give up on love—or each other. Bring your tissues and a heart that believes in the resilience of the human spirit.
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Book Review: Convincing Leopold by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

25071479Title: Convincing Leopold
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #2
Heroes: Leopold Thornton and Arthur Barrington
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 111 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2016 (re-release)
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Never get between a reformed rake and his lover.

London Legal, Book 2

Three months ago, Leopold Thornton gave up his old, indulgent lifestyle to follow the man he loves to London. But now that he and Arthur Barrington have settled down, doubts are creeping in.

Arthur is spending more and more time at his law office—with a handsome new secretary. And Arthur’s ex-lover wants him back. Desperate not to lose Arthur, Leopold resorts to the only trick he knows to convince him to stay—pleasure.

Arthur knew that life with Leopold would never be boring. But recently their evenings—and afternoons and mornings—have become decidedly more vigorous. Being with Leopold is amazing, but juggling demanding clients and a demanding lover leaves Arthur exhausted and worried perhaps he and Leopold aren’t suited after all.

As business keeps Arthur later and later at the office, Leopold’s demons begin to haunt him again. To heal their rift, Arthur will have to let go of his own past—and pull his lover back from the brink.

This title has been previously published.

Product Warnings
Includes a reformed bad boy who discovers a jealous streak, a solicitor who isn’t always so conservative, explicit male/male scenes in a variety of locations, a complete lack of inhibitions, and a generous heaping of angst.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Convincing Arthur by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

convincing-arthurTitle: Convincing Arthur
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #1
Heroes: Leopold Thornton & Arthur Barrington
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 85 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A holiday in the country to indulge his wildest fantasies…

London Legal, Book 1

Arthur Barrington knows exactly what he wants. A practical man. Someone who values discretion. Commitment. In other words, someone like himself. His old friend, Leopold Thornton, an overindulged son of a wealthy viscount with a reputation for vice and debauchery, couldn’t be less of a good candidate.

Yet when Leopold extends an invitation to his country estate, Arthur agrees. Perhaps a holiday with the sinfully beautiful man will help him get over a recent breakup. Then he can return to his thriving London law practice and resume his quiet life.

Ten years ago, Leopold learned the hard way that patience doesn’t always have its rewards. Now that he has Arthur all to himself, he isn’t going to let a second opportunity pass him by. And he certainly isn’t above using pleasure to tempt Arthur into his bed.

Leopold has only a few days to open Arthur’s eyes to the possibility that he’s the man Arthur is looking for. That his love is genuine—and he’s worthy of Arthur’s heart.

Product Warnings
Includes a gorgeous bad boy who’s been in love with a conservative solicitor for a decade. Indecent acts in a forest between two hot men. Angst. More explicit sex. And expectations turned upside down.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Twofer by Daisy Harris

Reviewed by Morgan 

26130590Title: Twofer
Author: Daisy Harris
Heroes: Frankie/Jeremy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 176 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 22, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Bottoms up!

If a college freshman can’t get laid in sun-drenched Miami, he’s doing something wrong. Frankie Perez is determined to help his roommate get some man action in any way possible.

When Frankie’s arsenal of dating apps, fashion advice, and playing-hard-to-get lessons doesn’t work, he realizes Jeremy needs remedial help. Except tutoring Jeremy in the art of sex gets steamier than Frankie expected—and it scares the hell out of him.

Jeremy’s not sure why he’s wasting his time hooking up when he’s only got eyes for the slinky, sexy roommate he comes home to at night. But the hotter their chemistry simmers, the quicker Frankie dances away.

In near desperation, Frankie suggests the two of them team up to find a third to top them both, forgetting that two bottoms aren’t immune from lusting after each other. In a world where every man is an option, choosing one to love can be the sexiest risk of all.
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Book Review: Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt

Reviewed by JustJen

26052968Title: Not Safe For Work
Author: L.A. Witt
Heroes: Jon McNeill/Rick Pierce
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 341 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  They’re a match made in the dungeon…until their secret gets out.

Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. His firm’s biggest—and hottest—client.

The app isn’t kidding either. They’re a perfect match. Jon’s a Dom, Rick’s a sub, and bondage is their thing. Both guys are well into their forties, know their way around the bedroom, and definitely appreciate a good suit. And the best part? They’re a match outside the bedroom too.

But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, his bosses throw him a curve ball—an ultimatum that puts both his job and his relationship in jeopardy.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Unnatural by Joanna Chambers

Guest Reviewed by Gyn

25704796Title: Unnatural
Author: Joanna Chambers
Series: An Enlightenment Story
Heroes: Ian Sinclair/James Hart
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 230 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  James and Iain’s story – offshot of the Enlightenment series.

Captain Iain Sinclair. Perfect son, perfect soldier, hero of Waterloo. A man living a lie. The only person who really knows him is his childhood friend, scientist James Hart. But they’ve been estranged since Iain brutally destroyed their friendship following a passionate encounter.

Iain is poised to leave the King’s service to become an undercover agent in India. Before he leaves his old life behind, he’s determined to reconcile with James. An invitation to a country house party from James’s sister provides the perfect opportunity to pin the man down.

James has loved Iain all his life, but his years of accepting crumbs from Iain’s table are over. Forgiving Iain is one thing—restoring their friendship is quite another.

In the face of James’s determined resistance, Iain is forced to confront his reasons for mending the wounds between them. And accept the possibility that James holds the key to his heart’s desire—if only he has the courage to reach for it.
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