Release Blitz ~ Off the Ice by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Off the Ice (Chesterford Coyotes Book 1)

Young Adult, GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance – Trope: enemies, school, bullying, family, friends
Released: 30 May 2023
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Series: Chesterford Coyotes
Length: 52,000
Cover Design: Sarah Chreene
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A coming-of-age love story with high school, hockey rivalry, friendship, family, and coming out. 

Soren’s life changes in an instant when he and his younger brother are adopted by hockey royalty. Making sense of his new life is hard enough, but when he’s enrolled in a private school it means facing a whole new set of problems. Navigating friendship, family, and hockey is one thing, but being attracted to the boy who vexes him is a whole new thing..

Felix has a reputation to protect. He’s the kid who seems to have everything but looks can be deceiving. Spinning lies about his perfect life, he’s created a fantasy world that even he has started to believe. Only, it’s not long before everything crumbles, all of his pretty lies are revealed, and only his closest rival sees through his pain and stands by him.

Fighting is easy, friendship is hard, but love is everything.

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Release Tour ~ Reality Royal by Kristian Parker (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Reality Royal
By Kristian Parker

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Queens Crescent, Book 3

The Honourable Alexander Fitzwilliam has made a fool of himself again. His latest ‘business venture’ has tanked in the most public way possible and his stepmother, Cynthia, takes great pleasure in Alexander failing once more to impress his father, Earl Fitzwilliam.

Alexander dusts himself off and finds a new mountain to climb. This time as a reality TV star. Take that, Cynthia.

As one of the players in Celebrity Blogger, he’s paired with the star of daytime TV soap Highland Fling, Zac Caton. To Alexander’s amazement, the self-assured forty-something Zac smashes straight through Alexander’s public façade and finds the sensitive man underneath. Finds and likes.

With a new career and a potential new man, Alexander is flying high. But family secrets on both sides threaten to derail him and Zac before they’ve barely started.

If he wants to find a lasting love, Alexander will have to do something he doesn’t do easily—trust.

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Series Tour ~ Two Tribes Series: Don’t Look Back In Anger by Kristian Parker (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Two Tribes Series by Kristian Parker

The mean streets of Manchester are the scene for a blood thirsty gang war. But with battle lines drawn, three heroes find themselves falling in love at the worst possible time.

The war for supremacy has begun.



Book Title: Don’t Look Back In Anger

Author: Kristian Parker

Release Date: May 30, 2023

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Trope: Second chance love

Themes: Gangster, action

Length: 50 123 words

Heat Rating: 4 flames

It is not a standalone book, but does not end on a cliffhanger.



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Revenge is best served cold, yet old embers can burn hot.

Lorenzo de Luca has come back to Manchester with revenge on his mind.

Supposedly killed by evil gangster Jonny Wellingham’s hitmen fifteen years ago, Lorenzo has waited a long time for this. He has to stay focused. And he does…until a past lover comes back into his life.

But old embers can spark a flame and the couple pick up where they left off—but the war has only just begun, and everyone is fair game…and Lorenzo’s distraction gives Jonny the opportunity he needs to strike a deadly blow.

Torn between his burning need for vengeance and the scorching heat of love, which will Lorenzo sacrifice?

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, murder, organised crime, sex work, and drugs trafficking. There are also instances of homophobia.

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Blog Tour ~ Balancing the Weave by M.W. Lee (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Balancing the Weave - M.W. LeeM.W. Lee has a new MM fantasy romance out: Balancing the Weave.

For Mark, Pride weekend in Yamasee County, South Carolina, means spending the day with friends, flirting with the out-of-town men, finding a romance, drinking too much, and enjoying all of Pride. However, the Fates have arrived to address a hole which appeared in the tapestry representing Mark, his past, and his present, which will direct him to the future.

Throughout the day, the Fates confront Mark with memories both pleasant and painful about his former lover Sammy. Parcae uses her goddess tools to manipulate Mark’s thoughts so he remembers fun dates, fights, issues which make him uncomfortable, and accusations of being needy. Was it Sammy’s neediness that caused Mark to end the relationship? Or was Mark the needy companion? When Sammy once said Mark ain’t needy, what did he mean?

Can the goddesses help Mark work through these memories so his self-evaluation can lead to better relationships in the future?

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Release Blitz ~ Angel’s Rage (The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles Bk 5) by Alec John Belle

Release Date: May 30th


While many students made it out of the blizzard alive, Heather and her friends are reeling from Frostbite’s death. Heather clings to Kadin, knowing that hiding their feelings is no longer idea with The Perfect World on the horizon. But Kadin is mourning the loss of his only friend, pushing Heather away in the process. Kristen, feeling alone, finds herself having feelings for someone she never would have expected, and as she explores new territory, makes an amazing discovery about herself.

In the meantime, without his friends’ knowledge, Hayden is the new Vessel of Darkness and will do anything to bring Frostbite back – even if that means going against the very laws of nature.

In the fifth installment of The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles, the gang finds themselves encountering an evil they never saw coming, bringing a new enemy way too close to home.

Pre-Order Blast ~ Worthy: A Pride Anthology

Release Date: June 1



Worthy: A Pride Anthology is a collection of original, brand-new short stories brought to you by thirteen incredible authors. Each story touches on the common theme of LGBTQ+ Acceptance.

Participating authors: Marie Ann, Ashley James, Ellis James, Andi Jaxon, Nyla K, Riley Nash, Nicole Dykes, Harleigh Beck, Cora Rose, Jessie Walker, T. Ashleigh, Isabel Lucero, Hayden Hall.

Half of all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the Trevor Project; an LGBTQ+ mental health organization. 


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Release Blitz ~ Don’t Date a DILF by DJ Jamison (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)


Book Title: Don’t Date A DILF (Rules We Break, Book 1)

Author: DJ Jamison

Publisher: Must Love Books LLC

Cover Artist: Morningstar Ashley

Release Date: May 25, 2023

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Single dad, teacher/parent, fake dating, small town

Themes: Small town life, family, starting over, bi/pan awakening

Heat Rating: 5 flames

Length: 95 000 words

This is Book 1 in a new series. It does not end on a cliffhanger.



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I have one rule to live by: Don’t Date a DILF.

I’ve seen the consequences of blurring the boundaries between teaching and dating, and I am not about to take that kind of risk.

But I didn’t count on Hunter Rhodes walking into my school. Never expected that the broad-shouldered, stubble-jawed, absolute glory of a man would be such a sweet and caring father. Or that as a seemingly straight man, he might decide he wants me.

If my Nana has her way…I’ll be in love with someone by the end of the school year, but there’s only one man who tempts me.

With her matchmaking becoming overwhelming and half the single women in Granville setting their sights on Hunter, we’re both feeling the pressure. Faking a relationship could get everyone off our backs.

It seems like fun and games for Hunter, but separating pretend feelings from real won’t be so simple for me. And then there’s that rule…

Can I date a DILF without disaster—or will all my fears come true?

Don’t Date a DILF is Book 1 of Rules We Break, a spin-off series from Games We Play, set in the small, quirky town of Granville, where nosy residents meddle in one another’s lives, great friendships are made, and silly innuendos are a way of life.

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Release Blitz ~ Crushed But Not Defeated by Nicole Dykes

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That’s the only way Andrew will ever see me.

An abused boy who grew up and became a defense attorney for the rich and famous.

I’ll never forget the look on his face when I told him.

The hurt and disgust I saw in his eyes as I stomped all over his dreams.

He left me behind, convincing me he’d hate me forever.

Now, circumstances have brought me back into his life. I have one more chance to prove I’m not the man he thinks I am.

I’ll do anything to prove I’m worthy of him.



I have been since I was a child, watching my abusive father escape justice, time and time again, and a mother who refused to see his wrongs.

So I grew up to become a therapist, determined to never feel that helpless again.

I swore to make the world a better place, and I had a plan. One I thought I’d execute with my best friend in the world.

Only he had other dreams. He smashed all my hopes in one night, and I’ll never trust him again.

Now I need his help, but I refuse to let him in completely.

He crushed me once, but now, I’m strong and stubborn. I’ll never be defeated.

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Release Blitz ~ X Marks the Spot by Kit Barrie (Excerpt)

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X Marks the Spot
By Kit Barrie

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Where there is gold, there is also blood.

Beset by bad luck and alone in the world, young Jamie Davis is taken in by widowed antiquities dealer, Squire Harrington. Trapped in debt, the squire decides to risk everything to find the buried treasure of the notorious pirate, Captain Charles Locke, and he and Jamie set off on a whirlwind adventure on the high seas!

Entranced by the handsome Captain Ambrose and befriended by the mysterious one-legged cook, Silas Cross, Jamie wonders if good fortune has finally smiled on him. But there is more to their hired crew than meets the eye. Jamie learns that not every cloud has a silver lining, and trust can be worth its weight in gold.

Will Jamie be able to escape the clutches of the pirates, find the treasure, and return home alive? And if he does, can he ever trust someone with his heart again?

X Marks the Spot is an M/M retelling of the classic tale Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Queerly Classic Collection is a reimagining of classic stories, with an M/M twist. They contain adult language and situations and are not intended for children.

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Release Blitz ~ Addiction (The Salvation Society) by K.L. Jessop



Release Date: May 28th

Genre/Tropes: MM Romance / Friends to Lovers

Series: The Salvation Society

Are you ready to return to Corinne Michaels’ Salvation series world?!?


Addiction by K.L. Jessop is NOW LIVE!!


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Life can leave you vulnerable when you least expect it—it can leave you lost with nowhere to turn. Life can bring you down hard, and my god did I fall.

At war with my thoughts and feelings, I drank away my demons because I was too scared to voice them.

I was living a lie, yet the one I craved I didn’t know how to grasp.

Afraid, I ran in the direction of a freedom that never came.

Then I saw him, and he changed everything.

He changed me.


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Release Tour ~ Only You (’90s Coming of Age, Bk 3) by Leta Blake (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Only You
By Leta Blake

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’90s Coming of Age, Book 3

Join Peter Mandel on his final steps to love in Only You, the highly-anticipated third and final book of Leta Blake’s ’90s Coming of Age series.

Despite the lingering wounds of his past relationship, Peter is ready to take a chance on finding a faithful love and embracing his true self.

Peter and Daniel explore their connection despite Daniel’s complicated home life. But when Adam resurfaces, desperate to win Peter back, Peter must confront his complicated feelings and the painful ghosts of their shared past.

Only You is a powerful and emotional conclusion to the series, and a must-read for fans of New Adult Romance and Coming-of-Age fiction.

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Book Review ~ The Loathed Omega by K Worthy (Excerpt)

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The Loathed Omega
By K Worthy

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The Omegas of Windsly, Book 1

Jackson Rockford is a walking cliché. He’s handsome and rich, with dark, brooding eyes and a jawline carved by the gods. As the beloved captain of Windsly Academy’s football team, every alpha wants to be him, and every omega wants to be with him.

Well, every omega except for me.

Since our first encounter, Jackson has haunted my days and stalked my nightmares. He says I repulse him and makes sure I pay for it. Every. Single. Day.

It’s too bad that our fathers don’t get the memo…

During our last spring break, I’m faced with an impossible choice. Marry Jackson or spend the rest of my life rotting away in a golden prison.

My fate is the same either way, so I hold my head high as I walk down the aisle as the loathed omega.

I brace myself for his revulsion. But when his hand touches mine, a fire ignites in our hearts, changing us forever.

I may belong to Jackson, but now he’s mine too.

And not everyone is happy about it.

The Loathed Omega is a non-shifter omegaverse romance and the first book in The Omegas of Windsly series. Each book can stand alone, but the stories and characters are connected and will be best enjoyed when read in order.

Buckle up for a high school bully romance featuring first times, hurt/comfort, true mates, found family, off-the-charts heat, and a HEA.

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Release Tour ~ When a Man Loves an Alien by Chloe Archer (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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When a Man Loves an Alien
By Chloe Archer

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Tentacular Tales Series, Book 3

A grumpy-sexy alien and his (mostly) human mate are just trying to get married for goodness sake! But the road to matrimony is riddled with obstacles that could prove deadly…


Being engaged to my adorable alien boo is a dream come true. Too bad there’s a target painted on my back. Come on universe, quit messing with true love! For reals. Kai and I need to plan our wedding—which is going to be hella quirky and fun, because I say so.

Cue Shilgar the Deadly, who’s screwing up everything—what with trying to kill me and all. My life is becoming even more unbelievable than my fictional characters, Lord Vardox and Captain Starblade.

There’s no way I’m not walking down the aisle with Kai, so help me! I fully intend to ‘get me to the church’—I mean Vegas wedding chapel—on time. This fool of an assassin thinks he can mess with my dreams of wedded bliss? I don’t think so. He’s about to learn he’s met his match in River Sullivan!


My relationship with River is solid and wedding bells are in the air. Unfortunately, other parts of my life are…less stable. Between juggling a highly inconvenient Mating Fever that can strike at any time, and dealing with an investigator from Intergalactic Alliance Headquarters, I’m finding it hard to hold onto my usual equilibrium.

When Shilgar the Deadly finally shows up on Earth, gunning for River, the control I cling to is stretched razor thin. I’m desperate to do whatever I can to keep my mate safe—but I’m not sure if I can.

Yet things aren’t all that they seem. New secrets come to light and we’re all left reeling. Apparently, that famous Earthling playwright was correct when he wrote, “the course of true love never did run smooth….”

When a Man Loves an Alien (Tentacular Tales #3) is a (100k words) M/M sci-fi rom com and the third book in the series. It should be read in chronological order. This installment features an assassin who just won’t quit, little old ladies at slot machines who should NOT be messed with, a zipline action-hero moment, shocking secrets and revelations, a death-defying climax, and just maybe…a zany Vegas wedding? This book has an HFN ending and no cheating. Never fear—there is a guaranteed HEA by the end of the series!

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Release Tour ~ Skip a Beat by Ariella Zoelle (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Skip a Beat
By Ariella Zoelle

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Harmony of Hearts, Book 5

Sparks fly when Calixto meets his rock god idol, Sir Prince. But will it lead to true love?

To say I have a crush on Sir Prince is an understatement. The legendary rock star was responsible for my sexual awakening, and my heart has been devoted to him ever since. But I’m not just smitten with him during his heyday over twenty years ago. The older man has aged like a fine wine that I’m dying to swallow.

I take my obsession to the next level by playing Sir in a Four Princes tribute band. Imagine my shock when Sir shows up in my dressing room after my latest performance! Maybe it’s my imagination running away with me, but it kind of feels like we’re flirting? Or is that just his intense sexual pheromones overwhelming my fanboy heart?

I thought that would be the end of things, but then he invites me to dinner to “get to know me better.” Fingers crossed that’s code for taking me to his bedroom to indulge his sexual curiosity.

It’s foolish to get my hopes up, but what if Sir falls in love with me?

Skip a Beat is the fifth book in the Harmony of Hearts series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features an age gap, rock star, gay romance. If you love cute sweetness, sexy fun, and no angst stories that will make you laugh and swoon, you’ll enjoy this satisfying HEA without cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Release Blitz ~ Prince’s Tide by M.L. Eaden (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Prince’s Tide
By M.L. Eaden

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A Mythical Desires Universe Novel

Royce’s childhood was anything but calm. As an adult with famous parents, he preferred to live away from the public eye. All he needed was a boat, a crew, and his best friend Pete. That changed when Royce made a mistake that dropped him into the Gulf. Struggling for survival, his rescue isn’t from above, instead it comes from the sea itself in the shape of a legend long thought extinct and relegated to stories.

Fascinated with life above the waterline, Troller happens upon a fishing boat with a lone person on deck. When the sailor falls overboard, he doesn’t stop to think about the consequences of rescuing the human. When he comes face to face with Royce, he’s instantly enamored, but his people haven’t shown themselves in centuries. Troller swims away, afraid he’s risked his people’s safety, unable to forget the man he saved.

A year later, Troller uncovers the secret keeping his people below the waves. That knowledge could cost him his life. He swims to the one place he might be safe and arrives on Royce’s boat, naked and exhausted. Their mutual attraction quickly becomes more as they build a life together. When their secrets threaten to separate them, will love and trust be enough to keep them together and alive?

Content Warnings: Explicit on-page sex. Capture, torture, imprisonment by antagonist.

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