4 Stars, AR Moler, Genre Romance, JMS Books LLC, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Jackie

First Love Gets A Second Chance In AR Moler’s “Does the Feeling Go Both Ways?”

Title: Does the Feeling Go Both Ways?

Author: AR Moler

Publisher: JMS Books

Pages/Word Count: 124 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Deep cover DEA agent Landon Cross can’t seem to escape his past. First, his cover is blown by a guy he’d busted in another operation. Then, his rescuer is medic Trey Jernigan, his best childhood friend, first love, and a person Landon betrayed as teenager. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Sammy, TJ Klune

TJ Klune’s “John & Jackie” Defines Forever Love

“I have so much love for you… for us… I am overcome with this feeling that just one life will not be enough to give to you… and forever won’t nearly be long enough to spend with you.” – Steve Maraboli


Title: John & Jackie

Author: TJ Klune

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 122 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: John and Jackie first laid eyes on each other when they were twelve years old.

Now, seventy-one years later, Jack prepares to give his beloved husband the ultimate gift. Before he does, they’ll relive five key moments from their younger lives together over the course of a single afternoon. From their first meeting and first kiss to the violence of an abusive father and the heartache of growing up, these moments have defined who they have become. As sunset approaches, John will show the depths of his love for the one man who has made him whole: his Jackie. They’ll soon learn there is no force more powerful than their devotion to one another. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lisa, S.A. McAuley, Self-Published

Corporate Crime And Stolen Hearts Round Out S.A. McAuley’s “Damaged Package”

“Trust, huh? Deacon didn’t know what that word meant to Trevor. On one hand, it was a word he no longer believed in and, on the other hand, trust meant more to him than he could verbally express.” – S.A. McAuley


Title: Damaged Package

Author: S.A. McAuley

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 215 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Forced into early retirement from his career as a SWAT officer for the city of Detroit, James Deacon knew that when he failed it would be a fall of epic proportions. He’s been living life by the tips of his fingers for over twenty years, and his new gig organizing a group of misfit military types into a functioning team—including his reluctant ex-fiancée—won’t return him to stable ground anytime soon. Continue reading

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Dreamspinner Press, Rick R. Reed

Why I Wrote “Bashed” – An Afterward: Guest Post And Giveaway by Rick R. Reed

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Bashed, my hate crime/love story, includes an afterword exclusive to this new edition. I’m sharing it with you in this guest post to let you know why the subject matter for this book—hate crimes against LGBT people—is so close and personal for me. I also think this afterword gives you a glimpse into how writers get inspired. Inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places, sometimes nightmare territory where you’d rather not venture… Continue reading

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5 Stars, Bonnie Dee, Historical Romance, Reviewed by Rena, Samhain Publishing, Summer Devon

Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon’s “Mending Him” Is A Pitch Perfect Historical Romance

Title: Mending Him

Author: Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 243 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: “As his world collapses, love opens his heart.”

Robbie Grayson has always felt like a bit of an outsider in the Chester family, though he’s related by blood. An orphan taken in at a young age, he is further set apart by a limp inflicted by a childhood illness. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Genre Romance, Melissa Collins, Reviewed by Chris, Self-Published

Melissa Collins’ “Let Love Live” Is An Emotional Journey To Happily Ever After

Title: Let Love Live

Author: Melissa Collins

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 298 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?

For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago. Continue reading

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AAS Publishing, Rain Carrington

Rain Carrington Is Here Today With An Exclusive Excerpt And Giveaway On The “Pappy Don’t Preach” Blog Tour

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They say opposites attract but in the case of a preacher and a man of science, things get downright incendiary. Mark (Pappy) Rafferty is an ex priest recently moved to Apishipa Creek to start his own church in the beauty of the Rockies. Nathan Lee is the smooth talking Atheist doctor of the town’s clinic. They start jogging together every morning for safety but their hearts become in peril from one another.

Dayton Binx is a submissive actively searching for a Dom. Travis Walton feels a kinship to the younger man because of their similar backgrounds but soon passes the pain in the neck off to Pappy. Pappy, who believes nothing can come of the overwhelming attraction he feels for the doctor, takes the sub on and begins to fall in love with him. A slip of long awaited passion between he and Nathan threatens to tear Pappy’s sub from him, but never underestimate a sub on a mission! Continue reading

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Self-Published, Silvia Violet

Silvia Violet Is Here Today With A Giveaway On The “Unexpected Trust” Blog Tour

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Blurb: Special Agent Hugh Cranford, better known as Sport, is conducting an off-the-record investigation. He’s after Danny O’Sullivan, a spy rumored to have assisted in the ambush of Sport’s former SEAL team. Danny claims he and Sport are on the same side, and the real traitor is the man Sport is working for. But Danny is a master manipulator. He’s also the most seductive man Sport has ever met. Sport can’t help being attracted to him, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to trust him.

In his quest to bring down a few highly-placed traitors in the US government, Danny O’Sullivan has been keeping tabs on Sport. When Sport comes looking for him, Danny decides to bring Sport in on his secret mission and into his bed. Sport may not trust Danny, but he wants him. As the two men risk their lives to complete Danny’s mission, they discover neither is as strong as they like to pretend.

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | ARe | Smashwords Continue reading

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5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lynn, Riptide Publishing, Z.A. Maxfield

A Man Reconnects With His Past In Z.A. Maxfield’s “Home the Hard Way”

Title: Home the Hard Way

Author: Z.A. Maxfield

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 324 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Dare Buckley has come home—or at least, he’s come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that’ll hire him. There’s one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father’s suicide. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Sammy, Self-Published, Silvia Violet

Silvia Violet’s “Unexpected Trust” Is An Action Packed Addition To The Series

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” – Paul Coelho


Title: Unexpected Trust (Unexpected #2)

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 175 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Special Agent Hugh Cranford, better known as Sport, is conducting an off-the-record investigation. He’s after Danny O’Sullivan, a spy rumored to have assisted in the ambush of Sport’s former SEAL team.

Danny claims he and Sport are on the same side, and the real traitor is the man Sport is working for. But Danny is a master manipulator. He’s also the most seductive man Sport has ever met. Sport can’t help being attracted to him, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to trust him. Continue reading

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Brita Addams, Guest Contributor

I Need a Hero – A Guest Post by Brita Addams

I need a hero, I’m holding out for a hero
‘Til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Bonnie Tyler – “I Need A Hero” Lyrics


Larger than life, yes indeed—but real as well.

Let me start this article by saying that while I read all the time, my leisure time reading is very limited, and for that reason, I mostly read historical fiction when I read for enjoyment. I like nothing better than to settle into a good bit of historical fiction, romance or otherwise, where the heroes are larger than life and the story sweeps me away to another time, another place. Continue reading

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Ravenous Romance, Rory Ni Coileain

Rory Ni Coileain Drops In Today With A Giveaway On The SoulShares Blog Tour

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Hard as Stone: Tiernan Guaire is a Fae in exile. Forced from the Realm into the human world for the unimaginable crime of a brother’s murder, he lives by a century-old vow, to trust no one, and never to allow himself to love or be loved.

Kevin Almstead has just lost his future, to a vote of the partners at his law firm. Trying to escape for an evening, he ventures into Purgatory, the hottest all-male nightclub in Washington, D.C., where he allows himself to be seduced by a stranger with long blond hair and ice-blue eyes.
Drawn into a Soulshare bond with his intended one-night stand, Tiernan soon learns that the most ancient and evil enemy of the Fae still walks the human world, and it will stop at nothing – certainly not Kevin Almstead – to possess the magick of a Noble Fae. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Carol Lynne, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Traci, Totally Bound

Carol Lynne’s “Snake Charmer” Is Indeed A Charmer

Title: Snake Charmer (Cattle Valley #31)

Author: Carol Lynne

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 30000 Words

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Sometimes it takes finding an opposite to show us the beauty within ourselves.

When security consultant and ex-mercenary, Gabrielo ‘Snake’ Barbas, thwarts an attack of one of his co-workers, Riley Banks, he takes it upon himself to keep the smaller man safe. His job is made harder when he discovers the attacker is actually Riley’s ex-boyfriend, a ruthless man from a very wealthy and powerful family. Continue reading

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3 Stars, AAS Publishing, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Genre Romance, Rain Carrington, Reviewed by Jackie

A Man Discovers A Few Things About Himself On The Road To Love In Rain Carrington’s “Penny’s Lane”

Title: Penny’s Lane (Apishipa Creek Chronicles: Book Two)

Author: Rain Carrington

Publisher: AAS Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 391 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: Brokenhearted and lost, Lonnie begins to search for something to replace the long held love of a man who is in love with another. His search takes him on a dangerous slope with alcohol once more but there to pick him up and dust him off if an unlikely hero. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, Genre Romance, Reviewed by BJ, T.K. Paige, Totally Bound

Love Catches Fire In T.K. Paige’s “Here for You”

Title: Here for You

Author: T.K. Paige

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 108 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: When James falls for the new guy at the station is he just setting himself up to be burned?

Welcome to Deacon, Oklahoma. Straight population—seven hundred and ninety-six. Gay population—James Hara. Except it really isn’t that bad because when he came out to his hometown, something wonderful happened. They still loved him…most did anyway. The only problem is the lack of a dating pool. Continue reading

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GayRomLit, Riptide Publishing, Z.A. Maxfield

Z.A. Maxfield Is Here Today To Celebrate “Home the Hard Way” With A GayRomLit Giveaway

2014GRL_BlogTour_sq200x200Hello from Southern California, where it’s been really warm and sunny lately! A great Big thank you to The Novel Approach for letting me talk about my new release, Home The Hard Way, a romance with mystery elements set in a small town called Palladian, Oregon.

You’re going to want to follow along the whole blog tour, Here.

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So I guess the question a lot of people are going to ask is, why did I set Home The Hard Way in Palladian, Oregon? Continue reading

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5 Stars, Eden Winters, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Lisa, Rocky Ridge Books, Small Gems

Small Gems Sunday: Eden Winters’ “Highway Man”

“He didn’t sing. No, he cut his heart open and bled his soul onto the stage.” – Eden Winters


Title: Highway Man (2nd Edition)

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 45 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Killian Desmond’s dreams died in a flash of pain and the scream of twisted metal. He lost it all the night a tour bus sailed off a mountainside, sending his band—with his brother—to their deaths.

Killian is dead too, if the papers are to be believed, and living a half-life of odd jobs, rodeo rides and pick up gigs. The road that once meant freedom is now Killy’s exile. No strings, no ties, no names for the one-night stands. Continue reading

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BJ Sheppard, Brita Addams, Edmond Manning, GayRomLit, Lloyd Meeker, Morticia Knight, Rain Carrington, Rick R. Reed, Rory Ni Coileain, Silvia Violet, Sneak Peek, Z.A. Maxfield

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week


Hi, everyone, thanks so much for stopping by to see what we have in store for you in the coming week. Besides more reviews, that is.

We’ve got some great guests and giveaways on tap for you, so have a look at what to watch for.


MondayZA Maxfield kicks off our week with a Countdown to GRL Celebration and giveaway for her latest novel Home the Hard Way

TuesdayRory Ni Coileain drops by on the SoulShares Blog Tour, with a giveaway

Brita Addams will also be here today with another guest article to share

WednesdaySilvia Violet is our guest, with a giveaway on the Unexpected Trust Blog Tour

Rain Carrington is also here today with an excerpt and giveaway of Pappy Don’t Preach (Apishipa Creek Chronicles: Book Three)

ThursdayRick R. Reed is our guest today on the Bashed Blog Tour, with a giveaway

FridayEdmond Manning stops by with another Countdown to GRL Celebration and his new book Filthy Acquisitions

SaturdayLloyd A. Meeker is our guest today on The Companion Blog Tour, with a giveaway

Morticia Knight does a little Rocking the Alternative with us as well, with a giveaway

Sunday – To close out the week, our very own BJ Sheppard is our guest today on the Rainbow Connection series Blog Tour, with a giveaway

And that rounds out the week ahead. Until next week, happy reading!

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Erica Pike, GayRomLit, MLR Press, Uncategorized

It’s A GRL Countdown and Giveaway With Featured Author Erica Pike

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THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED


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Black Hurricane: Genres: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, New Adult, (Rock Stars!)

Blurb:

Twenty-three year old Jasper Jones fell in love with Dean McQueen at fourteen, but after a disastrous relationship, Jazz would like nothing better than to see the rock star choke on his own vomit.

After a catastrophic reunion, Dean seems bent on destroying Jazz’s life. It all started when an impromptu bar performance ended up on YouTube and Jazz became an internet sensation overnight. The name “Jazdean” keeps popping up in headlines and the paparazzi stalk his every move. To make matters worse, Jazz is about to end up on the streets for the second time in his life.

In a desperate attempt to keep his home, Jazz signs a deal with Dean’s band, Black Hurricane, to perform at a couple of concerts. It feels like one of Dean’s feeble attempts to get Jazz back, but painted into a corner like he is, Jazz has no choice. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Eli Easton, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jackie

Eli Easton Scores A Must Read Recommendation With “The Mating of Michael”

Title: The Mating of Michael

Author: Eli Easton

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 240 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his spare time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Annabelle Jacobs, Anthology, Becky Black, Bette Browne, Chris Quinton, Genre Romance, Jay Northcote, Jules Jones, MA Ford, Megan Reddaway, Penny Hudson, Reviewed by Lana, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Rob Rosen, S.A. Garcia, Sam Evans, Sarah Madison, Theo Fenraven

It’s “Not Quite Shakespeare” But It Is Quite Lovely

Title: Not Quite Shakespeare

Author: Anthology

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 350 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Take a ride to Northern Scotland on the famous train, the Jacobite, and rediscover desire. Get lost in the Peace Maze in Northern Ireland during a downpour and let a handsome young redhead come to the rescue. Take a tour of historical Blackpool on the English coast and set the stage for the perfect romance. From England to the outer isles, the UK holds treasure troves of romance, history, intrigue, and—naturally—quirky British humor. Not Quite Shakespeare samples it all in fifteen stories. Continue reading

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LM Somerton, Totally Bound

“What’s his Passion?” – Totally Bound’s LM Somerton Shares A Few Secrets About “Picturing Lysander”

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To celebrate the launch of “What’s his Passion?” Totally Bound Publishing are giving away a bundle of great prizes. Enter for your chance to win HERE Continue reading

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4 Stars, Fairy Tale/Mythology/Folk Lore, Kay Berrisford, Less Than Three Press, Reviewed by Rena, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

Kay Berrisford’s “The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate” Is A Fun And Highly Recommended Read

Title: The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

Author: Kay Berrisford

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Pages/Word Count: 268 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford. But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human … Continue reading

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5 Stars, Amy Lane, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie

Amy Lane’s “Behind the Curtain” Gets A Recommended Listen – Narrated by Hugh Bradley

“I thought you liked sex?”

“I do, but I want you to come back. You can get more, better sex with anyone. But you can only get the whole Dawson experience when you’re here.” – Amy Lane


Title: Behind the Curtain

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Hugh Bradley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Blurb: Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji, know they’ll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.

But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory’s head. Continue reading

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