Monday, February 2, 2015

Blog Tour and Nanee's Review of Resilient Heart and Civilian Master by Cassandra Carr

Dual Release for Resilient Heart & Civilian Master
Resilient Heart
by Annabeth Albert
Genre: MM Romance

Originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle, now available as a stand-alone novella complete with BRAND-NEW 10,000 word short story/epilogue. When a wounded soldier is forced to accept help from his former best friend, both men discover the true strength of their entwined hearts.

 Army IT specialist Xander keeps his emotions wired as tight as his NETCOM gear, but when he’s seriously injured by an IED, his whole life unravels. Running out of options, Xander must accept help from his ex-friend-with-benefits, Mackey. However, Xander’s had feelings for Mackey for years, and close quarters only complicates his emotions. Further, Xander doesn’t know which is worse: combating his inner demons or dealing with Mackey’s guilty kindnesses.

Mackey’s always kept his emotions close to his chest, but now he’s got a secret that could destroy his one chance with the man he cares far too much for. Both men will have to heal their wounded hearts to ensure a future together. 

Entwined Future: In this new short story, Mackey has news that could change everything for him and Xander, but a visit from Xander's family jeopardizes Mackey's plans--and forces Xander to confront some harsh truths. 

Nanee's Review:

Wow! This story had such emotion, love and two sexy as hell main characters. Mackey and Xander are both Bad Ass Army guys who started out as best friends with benefits until tragedy happens and they are forced to think of the future and what each means to the other. Xander is home with PTSD and missing a lower arm and scars both physical and mental and Mackey has mental scars of his own but is just happy Xander is alive. I don't want to ruin too much but love the constant love and support Mackey gives Xander, whether he pushed him away, yells and screams or holds him. My only complaint was I wish we knew more about them during their tours and their pasts and them together pre injury but I thought the story was sweet, loving, emotional and well written. I thought Xander kicked ass later and it's his determination and Mackey's love that get's him through. These guys are hero's. 4-4.5 stars

Entwined future - I loved this added bonus, I thought it captured Mackey and Xander's happiness and their need to always be together. Love their talk about family and of course Ruby and the beginning steps of their HEA. Would love to read more of these two awesome characters someday. 

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency
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Civilian Master
by Cassandra Carr
Genre: MM Romance

Originally released as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle in 2014, now available as a stand-alone novella complete with BRAND-NEW 5,000+ word, 16-page epilogue. The only life Clay Benson has known in years is the Army. Now he's on forced leave after a Ranger mission goes terribly wrong. When he decides to return home, Clay knows he needs to face his past, and the only man he's ever loved: Flynn. Now Flynn is a Dominant, and Clay wants nothing more than to heal and find his true self. Is his place as Flynn's submissive? Flynn certainly thinks so, but must convince Clay there's something worth fighting for besides his country.

Nanee's Review:

I enjoyed the characters in this story, Clay is on forced R&R from a mission with special ops that went horribly wrong. His buddy Flynn is there for him, he never told Flynn how he felt about him and now Clay is curious about Flynn and his lifestyle in BDSM and wants to learn about it. I loved these guys I thought their relationships was well written, I felt the author gave enough background for me to feel for these two characters and hope for their happiness together. I thought it was on the shorter side but packed a lot of sexy, I enjoyed it thought it was sweet and sexy and great characters. 4 stars

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

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