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Cover Reveal: Take the Edge Off by TA Moore + Giveaway!

Take the Edge Off

by TA Moore

You don’t end up an ex-car thief and ex-con because you’re good at resisting temptation… and Cal Tate’s rich new boss is very tempting.

Cal has always been the bad boy lovers don’t bring home to Mom, but now he’d like someone other than a debt collector waiting for him at home. He has a legit job as a driver with his brother’s company, he’s got a doctor on the hook, and he still can’t help crawling into bed with Joseph Bailey.

Joe has never met anyone as easy in their own skin as his new driver. Or as ridiculously beautiful. He’s in London to downsize the family business… and to investigate the abusive emails that imply a dark secret around his mother’s death. But unpicking the lies he’s been told makes Joe realize he isn’t sure who is without them.

When his life falls apart, the only person he can be himself with is Cal. But with the anonymous stalker’s threats increasing, Joe worries that someone will finish the job they started over two decades ago—and end any chance for a happy future between him and Cal.


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Release Blitz: The Demon Lord of California by Jeanne Marcella + Giveaway!

The Demon Lord of California by Jeanne Marcella

Earth, 1900.

Calico Winghorse has no choice but to flee to the plane of existence called Earth. His great grandfather, suffering from a terrible curse, strips him of his psychic abilities and nearly murders him.

As a mixed-blood phoenix concealing himself in human form, Calico first settles in England, then in the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to make a living, he opens a small bakery and quietly licks his wounds.

But just how Calico escaped his childhood home—via interdimensional portal—is the very reason why he’s drawn the unwanted attention of Infinity Corporation.

Representing this angelic-run company is Agustín Chávez de la Cruz, the Demon Lord of California. Even though Agustín is IC’s heir, he finds himself demoted from his daily duties for a new assignment: take absolute control of Calico’s portal.

Calico and Agustín’s first brief encounter ignites sparks of attraction. Their second is highly explosive, bogging down initial communication with innocent mistruths and a healthy dose of fear.

As Agustín struggles to restore trust, Harper, the demanding head of IC interferes, further complicating matters. With negotiations slowed, Calico and Agustín realize they both wish to establish more than just a business deal.

However, until the extensive and brutal psychic injuries Calico received from his great grandfather are healed, the portal remains vulnerable to the darker forces that want it at any cost. Agustín will have to push both his angelic heritage, and his psychic powers to the very limits to mend someone who bears more than celestial blood, but who is also the god of space and time.

And the clock’s ticking.

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Honorary Blogger Kay Doherty: Meet Tanner McBane + Excerpt & Giveaway!


Meet Tanner McBane

by Kay Doherty

Hi, everyone, I’m Tanner McBane. I’m the Alpha wolf shifter in Kay’s newest book, Hearts of Fire. She told me to tell you a little about myself, but I don’t think I’m all that interesting. She wrote a book about me and Luca, but it’s because the two of us together are far more interesting that I could ever be alone. I’m twenty-two-years old and gay, but I’m not sure that matters. I’ve recently come to learn my childhood was horribly sheltered. Unfortunately, I think that was deliberate. My father is Alpha of the McBane Pack and he was grooming me to be his successor, or so I thought. I’m not so sure now. Luca, my dragon mate, has a pretty strong opinion about my father’s actions and motives. Doesn’t matter anymore, anyway, because the second I told my dad I was gay, he kicked me out of the pack. Kay didn’t go into too much detail about my disownment because it sounds horrible to have everyone you ever loved and trusted tell you you’re not worth the air you breathe, and it was awful, still is if I think about it too much. Turns out it was the best thing to ever happen to me, though. If my dad hadn’t sent me packing, I would never have found Luca. I never would have been in those woods to help him when he got hurt. I never would have gone looking for a job, or been hired by Luca, or met Deacon and his wolves. Wolves aren’t meant to be alone. I needed a pack more than I knew, and Deacon and the others give me the connection I need. But I love that dragon more than anything — despite his bossy possessiveness. It’s okay, though, because we protect each other and together we’re going to figure out why everyone seems to hate us. We don’t know why everyone is so afraid of us…yet…but we will. I promise you that.

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Marked by J. Jay Barrett: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Marked

by J. Jay Barrett

Logan looked down at his pale fingers.  Hours of folding and refolding these sweaters were starting to take a toll on his skin.  The cheap cotton and polyester fabric blend had sucked the moisture out of his fingertips, much the same way his boss had sucked the fun from his social life.

He looked at his watch. 10:45. He was supposed to have left his job at The Rift almost 3 hours earlier.  A new, unexpected shipment had come in that morning, and his bitch-of-a-boss decided that half of the displays needed to be redone and the new clothes put out.

‘Mandatory overtime’ she called it.  He just called it bullshit. Corporate didn’t want this stuff out until next week.  It was an ill-fated attempt to inflate the store’s sales statistics artificially.

He looked across the sales floor at his best friend Sarah, who was struggling trying to move an awkward rack full of belts. They’d been friends for years, meeting in their orientation class when he started at The Rift. They’d both been young and poor, just starting out in the adult world.  She was exactly his age, their birthdays were only a few weeks apart, she was short, and her body had a sultry curve to it, with cleavage that drove men insane. Acne scars peppered her skin, so she overcompensated with expensive makeup. Logan always noticed but he didn’t dare say anything.  He’d never do anything to hurt her feelings purposely.

She must have felt his gaze, because she almost immediately looked up, cocked her head to the side and mouthed the word “fag” at him.  He smiled, rolled his eyes playfully and responded with his usual retort of “hag”. She laughed. It was the usual game they played when they were having a terrible day at work.  She’d call him “fag”; he’d call her “hag”. It might have been immature, but it made them smile and helped to pass the time. And it was true, he was a fag, and she was the ultimate faghag. Sarah looked down on at her watch and looked back at him with an expression that said: “What the fuck?” Logan shrugged in surrender and turned his attention back to the table full of sweaters he’d been folding.  All finished.

He called his manager on the two-way radio headset they all were required to wear, “Janice, you there?”  He thought the radios were stupid. The entire store, including the stock room, wasn’t more than three thousand square feet, but Janice tended to get pissed if you didn’t use them. God forbid you walk into the office to ask her a question and catch her browsing the internet for a better job or another ugly pair of discount knee-high boots.

A few moments passed before the headset squawked to life.  “What is it?” she sounded busy, but then again, she always pretended to look busy, but everyone knew she wasn’t.  The entire staff called her ‘The Store Micromanager’, behind her back of course, as a joke. She sat in her office playing games or browsing the internet while dictating chores via the radio and spying on them via the security system.

“I’m all done with the sweaters from that new shipment.  Do you think I could duck out now? I was only scheduled until 8.”  He threw that last part in just to reiterate that he’d already been at work long past his scheduled time.  He was really hoping to get a run in on the lakefront before it got too late. He wasn’t afraid of the dark, but every runner knew that the darker it got, the more dangerous your hobby became.

“Well,” she hesitated, her voice barely cutting through the static on the cheap radios, “You really shouldn’t leave until the entire shipment is done but go ahead and head on home, I’ll clock you out, but need you back here at noon tomorrow for inventory. Do not be late!”

Sweet.  He looked at Sarah across the store, who must’ve been listening in on the radio.  She looked up at him with a face showing a combination of jealousy and rage. He just shot her a cocky smile and threw up two fingers and mouthed ‘bye bitch’ at her.  She laughed and flipped him off.

He made a beeline to the front door, dropping his headset at the nearest register; someone else could worry about charging the battery.  Once out the door, it was just a quick walk, across Broadway Avenue and down a side street to his little studio apartment.

It was located on the upper level of a coach house behind an early twentieth-century brownstone.  He’d lived there since he was seventeen after his parents had kicked him out of their comfortable North Shore home for being gay.  His mother had been kind enough to pay the first year of the lease, although, after that, he’d never heard from either parent again.  He’d gotten his job at The Rift right after that, and minimum wage had never really enabled him to be able to afford to move into anything more significant.  But it was big enough for him, and it was his space. That was all that mattered to him.

He walked past a diner on the corner, the happy hour crowd noshing down their pancakes and fried eggs on the patio after a few too many after-work cocktails.  He ducked his head hoping not to run into anyone he might know. No distractions, he thought. Had he run into a friend, he’d end up sipping vodka cocktails at one of the local bars on Halsted rather than getting this run in.  Fall was setting in, but that didn’t mean getting fat would be okay.

It took all of three minutes to get to his apartment. He turned down the gangway that led between the two brownstones and into the courtyard that stood between the two-unit coach house and the main house in front. The building was nothing like the house in front. Literally, an old garage transformed into two apartments, a one bedroom on the ground level, and then up an old, creaky wooden staircase attached to the side was his studio.  The building had more layers of paint than could easily be counted, the latest, a light gray, was so haphazardly applied that the different coats of paint underneath could be seen in different spots. He counted once and was able to identify at least six different colors that the building had been painted at one point during its lifetime.

The apartment itself was a small space, about twenty feet by twenty feet with vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters.   A small bathroom in one corner that didn’t even have a proper door, just a curtain. It did have a cheap vinyl walk-in shower encrusted in years of hard water build-up, and a toilet and sink were attached to the wall.  No real kitchen to speak of, but it did have a microwave, range, small sink, and a small dorm sized refrigerator tucked into the short stretch of wall between the bathroom and the closet. Logan didn’t know how to cook anyway.

His bed was actually a futon, so on the rare occasion that he had any guests over, it would fold up into a proper sitting area. It really wasn’t too bad of a set up for a young, single guy.  He was just now getting to the point he could probably afford to move into a bigger place, especially if he got a roommate, but he didn’t see the need. It was all he felt like he needed. Besides, he’d grown quite attached to his little refuge.  It had been his savior when everyone he knew and loved turned his or her backs on him. Living alone had distinct advantages too when he met a cute guy out at the clubs.

He threw his keys on the table next to his futon, which was in its usual state of disarray, and went straight to the closet to change into his workout clothes.  The smell signaled to him that it was time to do some laundry even before he pulled the string to ignite the single light bulb that hung from the closet ceiling.

Tomorrow, he thought, no distractions.

He tore off his Rift uniform, which was actually just a few well-coordinated pieces of clothing from the store. The corporate offices had concocted an ingenious scam to get their employees to spend almost all of their paycheck back at the store, by changing the uniform practically monthly. Different days required different colors of clothing, all of which had to be purchased from the store, all of which varied with each passing season, and wasn’t recyclable from year to year. He grabbed the first pair of gym shorts he got his hands on, a dry fit, neon green tank top and his shoes.  He hastily threw them on, as he walked back to the door and grabbed his keys. “It’s super late,” he said out loud as he grabbed his keys and walked out the door. He looked at his watch. 11:09, it was getting really late. “Maybe only 5 or 6 miles, that’s better than nothing.”

He went down the creaky wooden steps, two at a time, through the gangway and started in a slow jog towards the lake just a few hundred yards to his east. Logan jogged down the car-lined side street, headed towards the lake.  It was late, but he had to get this run in, at least a few miles. He decided he’d head south along the main path until he got to the mouth of Diversey Harbor, then he’d swing around north along the break wall and run the perimeter of Belmont Harbor.  From there, he’d head along the isolated service road between a golf course and the lake up to Montrose Avenue and then back south along the main path again to home. It’d be a good four or five miles, not a particularly long run, but good enough for this late hour.  The night was warm, but a cool breeze was coming in off the lake, and if it persisted, he would probably be too cold before long.

He darted into the pedestrian tunnel under the Drive at Roscoe, admiring the mural on the wall illuminated by the yellow lights on the ceiling for the hundredth time.

He quickened his pace as he popped out on the east side of Lake Shore Drive and turned south on the main running bath.  He didn’t even think twice about how isolated his route was. He’d done this same run a hundred times before.

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Book Blitz: The Forever Kind of Love by LA Bryce + Excerpt & Giveaway!

The Forever Kind of Love by LA Bryce

You never forget your first love … especially when they cause you pain. Chase thought he was doing the right thing when he left Liam years earlier, but when he finds out he was wrong, it might be too late. The trust they once shared may be past the point of repair.

The Forever Kind Of Love is a story of second chances that asks the question — is a good reason enough to wash away the years of hurt it caused? Chase comes home from the military ready to start his life with Liam. But he discovers Liam’s life has already started without him. Is there a place for him in it? Is the possibility of more pain worth the risk for Liam?

If that isn’t hard enough, they only have the week Chase is on leave to come to terms with their future. Can they find forever in seven days?

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A Love Like Fire by Tricia Owens: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Tricia Owens

“I’m glad I met you, Hadrian.” The quiet rumble of the mercenary’s voice against his ear made him shiver. “I’m not sure I’ve encountered anyone quite like you.” Rough fingertips were gentle as they tucked a strand of hair behind his ear. Hadrian’s lashes fluttered like moths attempting to fly away. “I’ll see you this evening. I promise.”

Something long repressed made Hadrian turn his head and blurt, “Will you?”

Caledon’s evident surprise gave way to low-lidded look of pleasure that melted Hadrian’s defenses. Caledon’s gaze dipped to Hadrian’s mouth for a moment before the mercenary’s thumb replaced with look with a touch. “I always keep my promises, love. And this is one I want to keep very badly.” He stroked Hadrian’s bottom lip, staring as his mouth opened for him. “Very badly, indeed.”

Hadrian’s heart pumped so erratically he feared it would explode. Oh, gods, he wanted to lick Caledon’s thumb. He wanted to grab him and, and―what? Sadly, he didn’t know what he wanted, just more of this luscious, blood-stirring feeling that made him ache in all those secret places and left him hungry. Hungry for touch, for taste, for emotions.

He knew he was trembling by the way Caledon’s eyes darkened as they looked over him. “Gods be damned,” the mercenary said abruptly. “Meet me in the stables beside the Fickle Harper Inn.”

Hadrian started to nod automatically, then stopped himself as reason began to intrude. “No, I―I can’t. I need to meet too many―”

“Later tonight,” Caledon breathed. “After you’ve had your supper. I want to see you.”

Gods, if his father ever found out…But, found out what? What if the mercenary only wanted to speak with him? Ah, but what if he wanted more? Hadrian had little idea what that “more” could entail, but he wanted to find out.

He nodded, regretting the action as it dislodged the touch from his mouth. Caledon smiled at his expression as though he understood. “Meet me tonight and I’ll give you more,” he promised.

More. Whatever it was, Hadrian wanted it. He couldn’t tear his gaze away as Caledon backed away and strode from the room. When the tavern door closed behind him, Hadrian cupped his face in his palms. He was flushed with heat and his heart was a wild thing. A smile flirted with his lips, begging to be expressed. He normally only felt this way when he magicked. He wondered if what he had just experienced with Caledon wasn’t its own form of magick.

He prayed he would soon find out.

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Book Blitz: In the Eye of the Wind by Katherine Wyvern + Giveaway!

In the Eye of the Wind by Katherine Wyvern

Born in the northern wastes of Kaleva in the middle of a devastating war between light and darkness, Rikko’ has found his way south to the warm shores of the Circled Sea, the first elver to ever turn pirate.

Forbidden by the rules of the Andalouan court to pursue such an ungentlemanly career, Gael can only dream of ever becoming a doctor, and his medical studies remain unfinished until his aunt the Queen sends him on a covert mission to the pirate city of Beyas’kahl.

And here, after one night with Rikko’, all his loyalties are put to the test.

Queen Amata has reigned for three decades, and she always used her men cunningly. But even the best player can miscalculate, and her blunder places Gael first in slavery, then in a naval battle, and finally, worst of all, face to face with Rikko’s darkest and deadliest side.

From such darkness, is there any coming back? Is there any hope of love for Gael, or redemption for Rikko’?

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Release Blitz: Breaking the Ice by K.R. Collins + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Breaking the Ice by K.R. Collins

Sophie Fournier is the first woman drafted into the North American Hockey League. Playing hockey is something she’s done all her life, but she faces new challenges as she finds her place on the struggling Concord Condors. She has to prove herself better than her rival-turned-teammate, Michael Hayes, and her rival-turned-friend, Dmitri Ivanov, and she has to do it all with a smile.

If she’s successful then she opens the door to other women being drafted. She can’t afford to think about what happens if she fails. All she knows is this: if she’s not the best then she doesn’t get to play.

No pressure, though.

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Book Review: Hidden Powers by Tara Lain

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Hidden Powers
Author: Tara Lain
Series: Superordinary Society #1
Heroes: Jazz & Dash
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 269 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 13, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Jazz Vanessen is weird—and not just because he’s a werewolf. For most of his life, he’s felt different from his alpha male brothers and friends. Since he’s adopted, he can’t even blame it on family.

Now eighteen, Jazz meets his idol, the social activist Lysandra Mason, and her breathtaking nephew, Dash Mercury. When Dash is around, even stranger things start to happen, including Jazz falling hopelessly in lust. Not only is Jazz having visions, making people disappear, and somehow turning invisible, but somebody’s following him and threatening to reveal his pack’s secrets to the world.

Together with Dash and Jazz’s equally amazing friends—Carla, BeBop, Khadija, and Fatima—they discover the danger is even more lethal than they thought, and Jazz’s weirdness may save all their lives.

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Release Blitz: A Harmony of Fire and Earth by Antonia Aquilante + Excerpt & Giveaway!

A Harmony of Fire and Earth by Antonia Aquilante

Prince Edmund of Thalassa and Prince Arden of Aither are eagerly anticipating their upcoming wedding, but the danger to their kingdom hasn’t lessened. They have a plan, but they won’t be able to carry it out alone: they need a strong wielder of each Element, whom they can trust implicitly, to carry out the magic.

Rhys is a commoner and wielder of Earth magic. He and his sister have made a living from the use of their magic for years and have become highly respected in scholarly circles, though he prefers a more simple life with his plants. When a message from Prince Arden reaches them asking for their help, they don’t hesitate. They stop only to request that Gaz, a strong Fire wielder and the man Rhys has long been enamored of, accompany them on the journey to Thalassa’s royal palace.

What no one knows is that Gaz was once known as Prince Gareth of Thalassa and is Edmund’s younger brother, long believed dead. He fled his home after his Fire Affinity made itself known and put him in danger, and he had no intention of ever going back. But he can’t keep himself from going to his brother’s aid, despite the risk of discovery and of the weight of his secrets potentially crushing his fledgling relationship with Rhys.

Working against time, they must find a way to come together in a magical working the likes of which none of them has ever imagined, or their homelands will surely burn.

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