Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Luke Ryder has been doing whatever it takes to survive on the streets for the last three years. Then he meets Jourdain Laurent, a man who offers to help him get off the streets. Although wary of Jourdain's motives, Luke slowly accepts his help.
Finn Macneil is aware of what is happening. He vows to save Luke from Jourdain's clutches, as he knows what will happen if he doesn't. After all, Finn's step-brother was destroyed by Jourdain.
Will Finn be able to save Luke, and end Jourdain's existence? He prays he can, or the attraction he and Luke begin to feel for each other is doomed.
Ok...Everyone knows I love Edward Kendrick's stories and this one is one of my favorites! Luke I fell for from page one, I love how strong of a guy he is, how hard he works at living..I love the fact that when Jourdain comes to him like a knight in shining armor he steps back and cautiously accepts his help but knows there is something wrong with Jourdain, he makes Luke uncomfortable but at first Luke can't pinpoint why...Then Finn comes into the picture, Finn is sweet and sexy and wants to take Jourdain down but not at the expense of his new friend Luke. Love these two together how they rely on each other to get through the mess Jourdain creates. Very intriguing story, sweet and loving too! Love that Luke has a champion behind him, he needs some love! 5 stars.
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Monday, August 1, 2016
Staid vampire Armand Lyon knows what it means to be lonely. Yes, he had human acquaintances. But since he can't reveal what he is, he lives a solitary life.
Tino Verona is a new and very charismatic vampire in town. When he hunts in Armand's territory, Armand is not amused. Then Tino decides to rob the wealthy of the city. Armand catches him and, when Tino claims he's only playing Robin Hood, Armand points out he isn’t giving to the poor. The result? The pair, plus a vampire police detective who's onto Tino's thefts, band together to create shelters for the homeless.
As they do, the attraction between Armand and Tino grows. Has Armand finally found the one man who can make his life complete? Or will the appearance of a rogue vampire who preys on the homeless destroy any hope of happiness for the lonely vampire?
As always with Edward's stories I get lost in the characters worlds. In this story Armand a vampire who although has a thriving restaurant and a Gentleman's club he frequents seems to be missing something in his life, he's used to being lonely and hiding from the world but when Tino comes into his life he can't hope for other things. Tino is a outgoing carefree vampire who makes the most out of life, or life as a vampire but when he meets Armand for the first time, he starts to rethink his rogue lifestyle and think about life differently. I loved these two together, I loved how they both although totally different from each other compliment each other and their friendship flows like they knew each other forever. Loved the plot and how these two make changes in their lives and the lives of so many others. Love how Edward writes a vampire's life uniquely and creatively, another great story to read. 4-4.5 stars
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Monday, July 4, 2016
OMG Matt Ortiz sure can write a amazing, crazy, loving story! Nanee's Review of The Butcher, the Baker and the Custom Bike Maker
Recipe for Romance
1 cup crazy Myer triplet aka Boone Myer
1 cup snobby guppie aka Robbie Gaither
2 tbsp. nutty family and friends
1 tbsp. epic beard (no substitutions)
1 tbsp. sexual compatibility
1 tsp. misunderstandings
Preheat sexual tension to 375 Degrees. In a large American City aka Atlanta, Georgia, combine the odd ball Myer triplet, Boone, with equal parts stuffy, snobby uptight Robbie Gaither. When mostly together, add family and friends, who mean well but… bless their hearts, they try. Toss in Boone’s gorgeous beard and do not forget the intense, sometimes ridiculous attraction these two bone heads have for each other and lastly throw in two lives that seem to only get in the way of these two making each other happy. Mix until a complete chaotic mess and pour into a well lubed… check that, pour in well-greased pan and bake until very, very firm. Bake for one hour. Serve hot and eat with your fingers. Very messy, very funny and very tasty!
I absolutely love this author. Matt writes romance in a way that hits you in the heart, makes you cackle out loud and just fall in love with his characters. This story had me run through all these emotions and more. Boone is just crazy as hell, loving and sweet and so damn funny. I love how he is who he is and doesn't apologize for his quirkiness. Robbie is sweet and caring as well but he also cares about what others think and sometimes especially his snobby friends tends to hurt people with his insensitivity. I love how these two couldn't stop thinking about each other, their ups and downs and their sex is crazy hot!. Matt has many great characters in this story that keep you entertained and loving them all. I just loved every minute of this story, I want more!! I love Boone and Robbie. Love Mawmaw too. lol. I did not read book one but I will be asap! Can't wait for Cotton's story next. 5 huge stars.!
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Book Name: Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist
When Daniel gets caught up in the demands of a cheeky wedding planning app, his fiancé Erik grows frustrated with his preoccupation with adhering to heterosexual traditions. Will Daniel’s groomzilla ways give them the wedding of their dreams, or ultimately lead to their relationship’s demise?
Pages or Words: 53,000 words, 188 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance, Rom Com
“I think Aurora is disappointed in me.”
“What?” Erik rubbed at his eye. It wasn’t even early morning, judging by the weak light coming through the blinds from the streetlights. “Who?”
“Aurora. The wedding planning app.” Daniel lay on his back, wide awake and staring up at the ceiling.
“The wedding planning app is not a sentient being. It has no feelings or opinions.”
“I feel like she's judging me. I’m sorry if I woke you up.”
“Oh my god, go to sleep.”
“I can't. I'm never going to sleep ever again.” Daniel tugged the blanket higher up his chest, folding his arms over it and exhaling heavily.
“You're being dramatic.”
“I've got too many things buzzing in my head. There's too many things I'm going to forget to do.”
“I thought that's why you had that damn app, so you don't have to remember anything; it's all right there saved on your tablet.”
“Yes, but I have to remember to put everything in it.″ Daniel rolled over. ″She doesn't just know everything—”
“A: She is not a she. It is an it. B: What are we doing tomorrow?”
“Oh my god, what is the point of sharing the app calendar if you're never going to look at it?” Daniel wailed.
“I look at it. It's just crammed so full of everything that I have no idea what's going on when.”
Daniel blew out his breath. ”Look, I know you don’t like the calendar. We’ve been over that, but I don’t know how else to keep track of all of these appointments and deadlines.”
“I told you, we could color-code them, or something,” Erik rolled to his side and punched at his pillow.
“Aurora doesn’t give you that option.”
“Well, it should.”
“I agree, but there’s nothing I can do about that.” Daniel bunched his pillow up under his head. “Tomorrow, we have four appointments to meet with caterers: two in the morning, two in the afternoon.”
“Why so many in one day?”
“It's the only day we both have available this week, and I am not going to make any decisions about the food at our reception without you there to discuss it.”
“Seriously, you could just make a choice, and I'll live with it.” Erik rolled over.
“I don't want you to just 'live with it,' Erik.″ Daniel tried to keep his voice neutral, but failed. ″This is our wedding. I don't want you to just 'live with it.’”
“Why are you getting so worked up about it?”
“We only get one chance at this. Everything needs to be perfect.”
“You're going to drive us both crazy, you know that, right?” Erik tugged the blankets back up over his shoulder.
“Well, then, we'll both be crazy.” Daniel squinted up at the ceiling. He was so tired of making these decisions. Why were there so many options? Why were there so many decisions? The planning was getting on Erik's nerves; he was getting on Erik's nerves. Erik was getting on his nerves. They were both just a pile of irritated nerves because the to-do list didn’t seem to be getting any smaller.
Daniel’s phone chimed with another notification from Aurora.
New Private Message from: MommyMargie.
His mother probably had another ludicrous suggestion for the reception, or a passive-aggressive reminder of the hymn that she and his father had had played at their wedding, that their grandparents had had played at their wedding and that she expected to hear at his wedding. Or maybe his parents had decided to paint the living room green. Who knew?
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K. E. Belledonne is a writer, editor and translator. A native New Englander, Kat spends her spare time listening to Glenn Miller records, reading history books and cheering on her beloved Red Sox. Her first novel, Right Here Waiting, was published by Interlude Press in 2015.
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Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/kebelledonne
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28764238-daniel-erik-s-super-fab-ultimate-wedding-checklist
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Lori Foster’s DON’T TEMPT ME is coming! Being released on July 26th, this fantastic contemporary romance is a story of how love comes along when you least expect it. Be sure you pre-order this amazing standalone novel today!
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Love comes along when it's least wanted
Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.
Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN. Visit her online at LoriFoster.com.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DescriptionDuncan "Dunc" Raines, the lead detective in the case--and my ex-lover--tells me to keep my nose out of his investigation. No surprise, I ignore his order--and try to ignore him--as I begin digging into who might have decided a dead fiancee is preferable to a living bride. Suspects are numerous, and someone wants me to stop looking for the murderer, if they have to kill me to make that happen. As if. I intend to show Dunc that a PI can be just as good as a cop at uncovering a killer.
I know I have said this a ton of times about Edward Kendrick's stories but I have to say it again...I love getting lost and drawn into the characters lives and their worlds. Edward has a way of building mystery and intrigue that keeps you flipping the pages. I love a who-done-it and this is a great one! Love how the characters begrudgenly work together then build on their past relationship, learning more about each other and finding how much they still care. Great story, great characters as always in Edwards books!
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Author Name: Kitty Stephens
Book Name: Set Me Free
Release Date: June 9, 2016
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Kitty Stephens, author of Set Me Free.
Hi Kitty, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
My name Kitty Stephens. I currently reside in Ohio, with my husband, my son, and our three guinea pigs. I’ve been an avid reader since I was very young and started writing when I was around nine or ten. Once I had internet access, I became active in fan communities and started posting my work on various fan sites. Set Me Free is my first book.
1) Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing come from? I just remember getting lost in books as a child and wanting more. I would read everything I could get my hands on. As I got older, I started wondering about things in my head, like what would happen to “X” character if “Y” even happened. Eventually, I started writing them down, and my love of writing was born.
2) What were your goals when you started this book? Do you think you met them? To have characters that were well rounded and unique. It was important to me that they be believably flawed. I hope I did, I really feel like I have good characters in the book.
3) Have you ever co-written with someone before? I have when I wrote things for the various fan communities I was a part of. I have not co-written anything that’s been a publish novel. I’m open to the idea though.
4) Tell us about your favorite character in a book (yours or someone else’s). Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. He’s the moral compass of the books, and the one I fell in love with along with Katniss.
5) List five foods you can’t live without. Oh, goodness. Pizza, chocolate, pasta, cheese and chicken.
When an affluent college-bound boy falls for a young artist, he must choose between the life that’s been mapped out for him and the chance at true love.
Pages or Words: 63,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
They found a secluded spot to sit off the main drag and scarfed down pieces of pizza and people-watched. Aaron had been full of nerves earlier, but Lucky put him at ease. He had that way about him.
“I’ve got a few minutes left,” Lucky said when they finished their food.
They got up, sipping at their drinks as they made their way through the crowd back toward Lucky’s booth. It was now or never. He had to ask, had to get the words out, or miss his shot.
“Can I ask you something?” Lucky spoke up before Aaron could. Maybe Lucky would… Aaron held his breath, nodding. “It might sound weird.”
“Sure,” Aaron replied, his heart beating a little faster. He had no idea what was coming now; what could Lucky possibly want from him? A kiss?
“Can you take your picture for me?”
Aaron blinked at him. Lucky tilted his head off to one side and Aaron turned his head the same direction. His gaze landed on a photo booth, realization sinking in. His mouth fell open, unsure what to say. It was a little weird because they barely knew each other, but also flattering.
“I’d really like to draw you again.” Lucky seemed slightly embarrassed. “I mean, I could take pictures on my phone if that’s better for you, but that seemed creepier somehow.”
Aaron couldn’t help the chuckle that escaped at Lucky’s words, even as the idea of Lucky drawing him again and again left him breathless. “Um,” he managed to get out, glancing around at the crowd. A familiar blonde head caught his eye and he nearly choked.
Was Lyn at the carnival? Wasn’t she supposed to be with their mothers?
Aaron pulled Lucky by the hand into the photo booth and slid the curtain shut.
Lucky slid money into the slot as they sat down. His breath caught as Lucky’s hands touched his face gently. “Like this,” Lucky whispered, turning his head to the side. The camera flashed. Lucky’s fingers turned his head to the front, pulling away just in time for the camera to go off again. Once again, Lucky’s fingers turned his head to the side, only now he was facing Lucky, staring deeply into his eyes.
Aaron tried not to hyperventilate as he held Lucky’s gaze. The camera flashed for the last time but neither of them moved.
“Go out with me?” Aaron suddenly blurted out. He had to do something or he might do something even more insane, like kiss Lucky. Aaron so wasn’t ready for that yet. Lucky's eyes widened and he smiled.
“Sure,” Lucky drawled after a moment. “When?”
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Meet the author:
Kitty Stephens’ writing aspirations date back to her childhood, when she and her brother would make up stories about characters in their favorite books. She eventually started writing stories in online fan communities, and majored in English at Ohio State University. She lives in Ohio with her husband and son. Set Me Free is her first novel.
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