New Release Review ~ One Step Foward, Two Steps Back by Cyd Sidney (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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New Release Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
By Cyd Sidney

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Ballet Boys Series, Book 1

A stuffy composer meets a flirty ballet dancer. Can these opposites make music together, or will their dreams pull them apart? This is a sweet and steamy MM romance set against the sun-soaked hills of Los Angeles.

Joshua

I should be applying for grad school. Or looking for a job. Anything to get out of my awful rut. But instead, I’m obsessing about the dancer I hooked up with at the ballet studio. Who would have thought a gig playing the piano would lead to the hottest sex of my life? Before we got down to it, I think I promised to help out on a dance concert he’s producing. I was in such a lust haze, I barely remember. He’d better text soon. I wonder if he’s still interested in seeing me in a *very* unprofessional capacity.

Brandon

I can barely focus on the upcoming dance concert or my move to New York. I’m thinking about that cute pianist instead. Did I tell him that I’m moving? Things happened so fast between us I can’t remember. I’ve never had an experience like that where I was totally unraveled by a stranger. If I wasn’t about to move across the country, I would definitely want to go another round. But I’m leaving, so no more hot domination games with Joshua. I’ve got to keep things professional and not fixate on the way his elegant fingers moved across my body.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back is the first book in the Ballet Boys series. Each book is a standalone, but for maximum enjoyment, I suggest starting with book one.

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New Release Review ~ Last Chance (Kip O’Connor M/M Mystery Book 3) by S.C. Wynne

Wait just a minute. A whole month has passed and no one has been murdered in Pearl Cove?

Things are settling down in Pearl Cove as Kip and Merrick fumble their way through a new relationship. There’s no denying the two men have deep feelings for each other, but trust issues can play havoc when people don’t communicate well.

When Kip’s office manager, Helen, has her home burgled, but nothing is stolen, the Pearl Cove PD have little interest in solving the case. Kip, Charlene, and Helen decide a little amateur sleuthing couldn’t hurt anything.

Not surprisingly, Police Chief Dawson doesn’t agree. He whole heartedly disapproves of his boyfriend’s plan to nab the trespasser. But if the police won’t do anything, Kip isn’t about to turn his back on his friend.

In fact, it’s rather fun to play detective… until the thief tries to murder them.

This is book three in S.C. Wynne’s Kip O’Connor M/M Cozy Mystery series. Each book has a cozy feel to it and there is a strong romantic storyline in each book. No on page graphic steam, but some mild violence.

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New Release Review ~ Adrift in the Embers: The Game Series #7 by Cara Dee (Excerpt)

Adrift in the Embers by Cara Dee

Series: The Game Series #7 (Standalone)
Genre: Gay Romance/BDSM Romance
Tags: #TheGameSeries #HighProtocol #MMMMRomance #Masterslave #McleanHouse #SecondChancesRomance #FoundFamily #Daddykink #Sadomasochism


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Synopsis:

The Game Series | Book 7 | Standalone | Daddy/Little | MMMM | D/s | Family

Join Little Corey on his journey out of the fire, away from the crippling doubt and uncertainties, and into the healing, adrenaline-inducing, sweet, filthy, and safe embrace of three men starting to realize their dynamic might not be complete just yet.

On a bad day, I blamed my stupid, damaged, autistic brain. No one forced me to be with him. No one forced me to accept what he told me. That I was difficult. Difficult to handle, difficult to please…heck, even difficult to go out to dinner with, considering all my texture issues. On a bad day, I believed every word he said. I was lucky to have him. I loved him so, so much for putting up with me. I was gonna leave my friends and family behind, move with him to Denver, and we were going to be happy together forever.

 Then Master Greer opened his big mouth, and I didn’t know what to believe anymore. He was my friend, my favorite Sadist in the whole world, and he was dating two amazing men who were also saying stuff that was painful to hear. Like, I wasn’t difficult at all. Like, the man who was supposed to protect me, love me, and take care of me in our Daddy/Little relationship was in reality abusing me.

 I started having good days thanks to them. Good, bewildering, mind-numbing, eye-opening, very good days. It was just extremely important I didn’t get confused by their kindness. They opened up their home to me as an act of friendship. Nothing more, nothing less. As soon as I felt better, I’d be on my way again.

 Crap.

 

 The Game Series is a BDSM series where romance meets the reality of kink. Sometimes we fall for someone we don’t match with, sometimes vanilla business gets in the way of kinky pleasure, and sometimes we have to compromise and push ourselves to overcome trauma and insecurities. No matter what, one thing is certain. This is not a perfect world—and maybe that’s why the happily ever after feels so good.

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New Release Review ~ Little Treasure He Hides by JP Sayle and Lisa Oliver

Book One: MM Paranormal Shifter Romance / Fated Mates / Past Trauma / Daddy Kink / MC club / Huggy Daddy Bear / Little Wolf

Asher has learned to hide who he is. Can his fated mate heal the layers of pain and mistrust to claim his trust and heart?

A traumatic experience with his old pack leaves Asher having to fight to prove his worth. As a top enforcer for the local MC wolf pack, he must do as his alpha requests, even facing his biggest fear – revealing what he hides.

Asher was wrong to think life couldn’t get any worse. After being sent to help Gabai, the owner of the local BDSM club, he ends up with a fated mate he doesn’t want. Worse, Gabai is a Daddy bear.

As they work together to find out who is sabotaging Gabai’s business, it becomes too much for Asher. On the run, he crashes, and his wolf makes a life-changing decision.

Now Gabai must decide what is more important, being the man or the Daddy that Asher needs – or maybe he needs both.

Little Treasure He Hides (Book one, Little Paws Haven Series) is a paranormal, fated mates, daddy/boy romance where a bear learns that he’s not too old to change, and a wolf learns that sometimes all he needs is a patient Daddy to trust.

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New Release Review ~ Stronger Than Passion by Katherine McIntyre (Excerpt)

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New Release Review & Excerpt:
Stronger Than Passion
By Katherine McIntyre

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Chesapeake Days, Book 2

Hudson West is the enemy. Nico Shah is trouble. However, when they’re forced to collaborate on a town project, they can’t stop the passion from burning.

Hudson West is the enemy.

The calm, arrogant, stupidly hot owner of the rival restaurant in town never fails to push Nico Shah’s buttons. So when he and Hudson are invited to collaborate to cater the Chesapeake Days festival, he wants to say hell no. But with his mother’s upcoming transplant, he needs that money.

Nico Shah is trouble.

Hudson’s noticed the gorgeous, witty flirt and has veered far away. He’s looking for commitment while Nico’s looking for his next flavor of the night. Except now that they’re working together, neither can ignore the chemistry that’s one spark away from burning down a forest. And when they finally collide, the connection is beyond anything either has experienced.

But with Nico still terrified of the word “boyfriend” and Hudson needing someone who belongs to him, this can only end in heartbreak.

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New Release Reviews ~ The Quarterback Keeper by Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett (Excerpt + Giveaway)

New Release Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:
The Quarterback Keeper
By Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett

The Package Deal Series, Book 1

Alex

I’m the starting quarterback for the Portland Pirates, and I have a thing for my son’s teacher. Except I didn’t know the cute blonde on the beach with the giant dog was, in fact, my kid’s teacher until two months later at Open House.

Christian took my breath away during the second week of my two-week vacation at the beach and introduced me to things I never knew could feel so good and be so right. I think he just might be the one who inspires me to tell the world that this NFL quarterback is bisexual and in love with a man.

That is until I blew the best thing to happen to me since my kids were born. All I know is I have to get him back. I had to find a way to keep him.

Christian

I never imagined I would meet the love of my life while being bowled over on the beach by the overeager Newfoundland I was dog-sitting. But that’s exactly how I ended up on my back in the sand, wrapped in his arms and pressed into the sand by the six-foot-five dark-haired Adonis on the beach. Did I mention he had two beautiful children?

Our week together was worthy of a sexy modern-day fairytale full of promises about the future until he sent me the text that broke my heart. And how was I supposed to get over him when his adorable six-year-old son was in my class?

Find out how Alex and Christian ache to overcome some daunting complications to reunite in The Quarterback Keeper, Book One of The Package Deal Series.

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New Release Review ~ Close Quarters: MM Omegaverse Romance (Companion Stars Book 1) by Juna Jay

This spaceship isn’t big enough for two broken hearts.

Dapper and determined Ketis has never quite gotten over the abrupt end of his first love affair. Sick of running into his stupidly handsome ex-alpha in every damn corridor of Debera Palace, he agrees to travel halfway across the galaxy to the capital of the Drualian Empire. That should be far enough to forget Soran, right?

Right?

Two years ago, fiercely protective Deputy Captain Soran Anstone failed his precious, brilliant Ketis in the hour he needed him the most. Unable to face the omega he doesn’t deserve to love, he jumps at the chance to lead a new security team, even if losing Ketis again hurts more than leaving the only planet he’s ever known.

Their surprise reunion aboard HMS Descant is unexpectedly intimate, but with Soran consumed by guilt and Ketis convinced that the alpha doesn’t care, neither can see that the flame between them is blazing brighter than ever. Then the ship is plunged into darkness, and the pair must track down a would-be assassin—and find their way back to each other—before interstellar peace is shattered forever.

Close Quarters is a 26k second-chance romance featuring mutual pining and lethal danger on a spaceship. While mpreg exists in this world, there is no pregnancy or birth in this book.

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New Release Review ~ Hard Job by Annabeth Albert

How hard can it be to guard the country’s biggest rockstar?

As a SEAL officer, I’m no stranger to danger, but running my own security firm is a new challenge. Finding the right bodyguard for each client isn’t easy. Our next gig? My little brother’s best friend, rock god Ezra Moon, has a security crisis. Ezra is convinced I’m the right man for the job, but I’m not so sure.

From crowd surfing to infamous pictures, Ezra is known for taking risks. It’s no wonder his record label thinks he needs a keeper on tour.

But there’s not a tour bus big enough to contain our incendiary attraction. Ezra and his antics push every last one of my buttons, but the real problem is how much I want to kiss some sense into him. He’s a client, and angry make-out sessions aren’t the answer. Yet we keep finding ourselves alone and burning up the sheets until our secret fling threatens to scorch both of us.

I’ve spent my whole life running from the spotlight, trying to distance myself from my notorious father. Ezra wants to live his best life on the biggest stage. A future seems impossible, but our feelings are undeniable. Can I admit how hard I’ve fallen for Ezra without losing everything?

HARD JOB is book two in a brand-new SEAL bodyguard series. It features a reluctant SEAL bodyguard, a mouthy rock star with a heart of gold, molten chemistry, and pie. Lots of pie. Also, all the high heat, big emotions, and found family feels readers expect from this fan-favorite military romance author. Join A-List security for this new series featuring former SEALs and the celebrity clients who win their hearts. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!

 

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New Release Reviews ~ Secret Service by Tal Bauer

SECRET SERVICE


by Tal Bauer


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Release Date: June 18, 2022

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Genre: M/M Romance

Trope: Bi-awakening, romantic suspense, forbidden love, secret relationship


Synopsis

A passionate, thrilling, and addictive standalone MM romance.

President Brennan Walker captivated me from the moment I walked into his Oval Office.

He’s a mystery I’m determined to unlock. I don’t know what’s hiding inside Brennan’s gaze when he looks my way, or why black lightning keeps crashing between us. He’s a storm at midnight, a dark moon rising, trouble on the horizon.

I’m on the verge of sliding into discoveries and truths that maybe I’m not ready for.

I’ve never been with a man, but now? I’m dreaming about his bleu clair eyes and wondering what it would feel like if his lips touched mine. There’s something here, something between us, like the oxygen we’re breathing is igniting before each inhale.

But he’s the president. I’m his Secret Service agent. He’s the job.

He’s forbidden.

If we cross this line, Brennan could lose everything.

I know I have to walk away.

But I can’t.

How much are we willing to risk?

And how badly will this go up in flames?

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Secret Service is a standalone MM romance, full to the brim with passion, suspense, and forbidden pleasures. Fall in love with Special Agent Reese Theriot and President Brennan Walker… and hold on tight for the ride of your life.


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New Release Review ~ Sagittarius Saves Libra by Anyta Sunday (Excerpt)

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New Release Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Sagittarius Saves Libra
By Anyta Sunday

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Signs of Love, Book 6

True love is on the horizon, Sagittarius. It’s a good time to step out of your routine and into the unknown.

Jason Lyall wants someone to come home to, someone he can be his most ridiculous self with. Someone who loves him regardless. But no matter how hard he tries, he can never quite make that connection, and now his last girlfriend has moved on—she’s engaged.

So when his identical twin begs him to swap lives for a few weeks, Jason can see the appeal. Suddenly he’s living another life in a tiny Australian town, contending with weird, wild, and wonderful things the likes of which he’s never encountered before. Like spiders. Like snakes.

Like his new neighbour, Sergeant Owen Stirling, who is all kinds of . . . suspicious.

Prepare to be caught in a merry mix-up, Libra. It’s a dance of side-stepping and seduction.

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New Release Review ~ Agrippa My Heart by JP Sayle

Can two men, who have never truly been honest about what they want, find love on the beaches of Sorrento and everything their hearts crave?

Patrick Holmes’s experience using the Cuffd app has left him wary of putting himself out there. Then he gets a message on the app that changes his mind. Akker is everything Patrick has dreamed of, with only one problem: he lives in Italy while Patrick is in London. Cuffd appears to have the answer when they offer up the chance to win a paid holiday to the hotel Akker works in. Against all the odds, Patrick wins the holiday, but will Akker be disappointed when they finally meet face to face?

Akker Carlson’s life has taken an unexpected turn. His father wants him to take over the family hotel business, and while he’s still reeling from that bombshell, he meets a boy who captures his full attention, something that hasn’t happened to him in a very long time. Akker uses his connections to Cuffd to devise a plan to get Patrick to Italy. Will his finagling work against him when a blast from Patrick’s past turns up on the same holiday? He’s about to find out.

Agrippa My Heart is part of the Destination Daddies Season Two multi-author series. It features a Daddy who learns that sometimes even his deepest desires are still awaiting exploration and a little who needs permission to let go. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?

 

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New Release Review ~ Roman by Grae Bryan (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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New Release Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Roman: Vampire’s Mate Book One
By Grae Bryan

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Vampire’s Mate, Book 1

Danny Kingman is used to fending for himself. Working nonstop as an ER nurse to pay for his mother’s care, he’s been putting his own life on hold since he can remember. But when an unbelievably hot, strangely intense man saves him from a mugging, Danny has a feeling everything is about to change. Especially when that man suddenly pops out a pair of fangs.

Roman Mourier has been wandering aimlessly for decades, waiting for the inevitable day when the last of his humanity leaves him, and the demon inside him takes permanent control. He doesn’t believe in fated mates, or the myth that there’s a soul out there that could tether his humanity to him. Until he feels a strange pull to the lovely young man at the hospital, and hope stirs in him for the first time.

But Roman has demons other than just the one inside him. Is he strong enough to keep Danny safe from the past that haunts him? He knows one thing for sure: now that he’s found his mate, he will do anything to keep him.

Roman is a heated, fated-mates MM paranormal romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains insta-obsession, a cinnamon roll of an ER nurse, and the possessive vampire determined to keep him. It also contains explicit, steamy scenes between two men, and the moderate violence (and mentions of blood) that one might expect from a vampire romance. Not suitable for readers under 18.

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New Release Review ~ Just Enough by B. Harmony

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A Dom and a Rigger walk into a bar…

Sounds like the start of a good joke, but for Cody and me, it’s grounds for friendship and nothing more.

Anything else would require acknowledging the barriers between us and the desires we keep hidden.

Invisible scars of war meet impenetrable walls of distrust. An impasse neither of us knows how to overcome until a newbie walks through the doors of The Garden.

Oakley finds himself in need of rescuing anda fair amount of guidance, a challenge Cody and I are willing to accept. But once we begin, it’s clear there is more between us than just lessons.

Emotions are building, walls are crumbling, and the three of us are all scrambling for purchase in a dynamic we never expected to find.

Will the three of us be able to find happiness together, or will we be forced to accept our lives as Just Enough?

 

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New Release Review ~ In the Darkness by Meadow Jones

Title: In the Darkness
Author: Meadow Jones
Genre: Taboo MM Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2022
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I’d hated Ford Bennett when he was my step-father. Hate isn’t a strong enough word, and yet, after divorcing my mom, he’s back in my life. It takes years of maturity to understand he only wanted to love me when I was a kid. As an adult, my own affections and desires for him aren’t childlike. In the darkness of the night, we fall in love, but it’s not enough. I want to love him in the light of the day and take the last name he had wanted to give me so long ago, this time, as his partner.
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The marriage to a woman who can give Satan a run for her money gave me one good thing, her son. He hated me, unable to trust anyone. My love for him has always been unconditional. But he’s a grown man, and my passion has changed for the child who once was my stepson. We meet in the middle of the night, in the darkness, expressing our desires, never speaking of them in the light of the day. But hiding is not enough when I realize I’ll never give Axton Styles up.

New Release Review ~ Todd (Tangled Tentacles #3) by JP Sayle

Book Three: Paranormal Gay Romance / MMM / Two Alphas / One Omega/ Fated Mates / Brothers Security Team / Mpreg / Missing Dragon eggs / High Steam / Lots of Tentacles.

Were the Fates wrong giving Todd two mates, or will the two dragons be able to redeem themselves and win his heart?

Todd Thalassa is the youngest of five krakens and the only omega. When he discovers he has not one, but two fated mates, it sends him and his overprotective brothers into a tentacle spin. Todd has to navigate being part of a triad and stopping his brothers from interfering while working against the clock to find stolen dragon eggs ─ simple.

Lucas Benenati and Kijina Damaris have always known they were meant to be together, along with a third. A mission to find missing dragon eggs leads them to their fated mate. Unfortunately, they don’t make the best first impression on Todd or his brothers.

While searching for the missing eggs, the mates discover a despicable pattern that puts others at risk. Can they navigate a new relationship that’s full of revelations and surprizes while keeping everyone safe?

Todd #3 is a paranormal gay romance, with two dragons who find out that their kraken omega is one badass. This is the third book in the Tangled Tentacles Series. Each book in this series will deal with a new couple, therefore while the HEA is guaranteed. The Epilogue for each book will lead into the next title and the series should be read in order.

 

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