Blog Tour ~ Claiming Marcus (Lords of Discord #1) by Jocelyn Drake (Review + Guest Post +Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title: Claiming Marcus

Series: Lords of Discord #1

Author: Jocelynn Drake

Publisher: Indie

Release Date: 10/31/2019

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 100,000

Genre: Romance, paranormal romance

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Synopsis

Vampires slaughtered my family.

No one believed me until I met some new friends, who promised to help me get justice.

But nothing prepared me for Marcus Varik.

Tall, dark, and mind-numbingly sexy.

But he’s also shy, protective, and adorably eccentric.

Oh God, I should have never agreed to betray him.

Hopefully, it’s not too late to fix my mistake before I lose more people I love.

Claiming Marcus is the first book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a raven named Ozzie. Continue reading “Blog Tour ~ Claiming Marcus (Lords of Discord #1) by Jocelyn Drake (Review + Guest Post +Excerpt + Giveaway)”

Blog & Review Tour: Dine with Me by Layla Reyne (Giveaway)

Layla Reyne’s DINE WITH ME is a contemporary m/m romance following a dying chef on a last tour of his favorite meals, and the travel companion who must convince him he’s more than his taste buds and that the cost of love is worth living for.

Title: Dine With Me

Release Date (e-book and audio): September 16, 2019

 

Blurb: 

Life never tasted so good.

Miller Sykes’s meteoric rise to award-winning chef is the stuff of culinary dreams, but it’s all crashing down around him. He’s been given a diagnosis that could cost him something even more precious than his life: his sense of taste. Rather than risk the very thing that defines him, Miller embarks on a last tour of his favorite meals while he still can.

But there’s a catch: he needs a financial backer to make it happen, and he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.

Dr. Clancy Rhodes has two weeks to come to terms with putting aside oncology to work at his father’s thriving plastic surgery practice. When the opportunity to travel with a Michelin-starred chef presents itself, the foodie in him can’t believe it. It doesn’t hurt that Miller’s rugged good looks are exactly Clancy’s cuppa joe.

As Clancy and Miller travel from coast to coast and indulge in everything from dive bars to the most decadent of culinary experiences, they’re suddenly sharing a lot more than delicious meals. Sparks fly as they bond over their love of flavors and the pressures of great expectations. But when Miller’s health takes a turn for the worse, Clancy must convince him he’s more—so much more—than just his taste buds. And that together, they can win a battle that once seemed hopeless.

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Blog Tour ~ Into The Deep by Amara Lynn (Review + Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)

 

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There were no rations aboard the small boat, no sails, not even rows. It was just a plain old little dinghy. Lamark was surely doomed to perish out in the middle of the ocean. The only question was whether he would starve or be shark food.

His absolute failure as a pirate loomed over him like a storm cloud.

He couldn’t swashbuckle, pillage, or plunder. Swabbing the decks, one of the simplest tasks, caused him regular injuries. He couldn’t snarf grog like a regular pirate, unless he wanted to accidentally hurt himself or others.

He couldn’t even swim.

Ramey was right. Lamark really was the Failure Phalen, the most clumsy and mocked pirate on the seas.

That’s how Lamark would be known, were his name to appear in any recountings at all, which he knew was unlikely. No one would remember the clumsy, useless, lowly Lamark.

Letting out a heavy breath, Lamark leaned back in the boat, resting his hands behind his head and pulling his hat over his eyes to keep the sun out of them. He was jolted from his doze when the boat jostled. He yipped and sat up quickly, only to find the dinghy had hit a solitary rock in the ocean. No land around.

When Lamark turned to survey the damage to the dinghy, praying there were no leaks, he gasped at the sight of a person restrained in some netting caught on the rocks.

Wait… Was that a man? He had a shimmering green tail in place of where his legs ought to be.

A merman?

Merpeople were just old sailor’s tales, stories told to young naive sailors and children. Or so Lamark had always thought.

Yet here he was staring right at a merman in the flesh—and fins.

Bits of his hair were matted against his face, partially dry from being above water for so long. His deep, sea blue eyes were wide with fright, and his chest rose up and down at an alarming rate. He was scared to death, the poor mate.

How did he even get into this mess, caught up in these nets and out here all alone?

Lamark pulled his dagger from his belt, and the merman’s pants grew more panicked. He wriggled desperately in the nets, trying to get free. Continue reading “Blog Tour ~ Into The Deep by Amara Lynn (Review + Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)”

Release Blitz ~ Rocket Science by K.M. Neuhold (Reviews + Excerpt)

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Rocket Science

K.M. Neuhold

M/M Romance

Release Date: 09.27.19

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Blurb

Relationships aren’t rocket science. If they were, I might stand a chance of figuring one out.

Elijah

Saying I’ve had a crush on my best friend’s older brother, Pax, most of my life is like saying the big bang was just an explosion. It’s true, but I’m not sure that quite captures the essence of its true enormity.

I know he’s only hanging out with me because I’m new in town, and getting my PhD doesn’t leave me with much time to make friends. And even if it did, my strength is mathematics, not friend-making. What I don’t understand is why he kissed me…why he seems to want to keep kissing me. I don’t think my advanced physics knowledge is going to help me figure this one out. But I think for once I’m okay with not knowing, as long as Pax and I don’t know together.

Pax

He’s still the awkward Nerdlet I remember…he’s also probably the cutest, most tempting man I’ve laid eyes on. I know I should keep my hands off him, but this thing between us is like a force of nature. I want to be his first everything. He says we’re nothing more than atoms crashing into each other. I’m no scientist, but I don’t think either of us are braced for the explosion.

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Release Day Reviews: Hellion (415 Ink #3) by Rhys Ford

Title: Hellion
Series: 415 Ink: Book Three
Author: Rhys Ford
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Category: Contemporary Romance

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From the moment SFPD Detective Ruan Nicholls meets Ivo Rogers, he knows the tattoo artist is going to bring chaos to his neat, orderly life. A hellion down to the bone, Ivo is someone Ruan not only doesn’t understand, he’s not even sure he needs to. Everything about Ivo is vibrant, brash, cocky, and arrogant, and Ruan wants no part of him.

Or at least that’s the lie he tells himself when he damps down his desire for the social wild child life tosses into his path.

For Ivo Rogers, life revolves around two things—his family and 415 Ink, the tattoo shop he co-owns with his four brothers. His family might be stitched together by their battle scars from growing up in foster care, but their brotherhood is tight—and strong enough to hold Ivo together during the times when he falls apart.

Now Ivo faces a new challenge when he falls for a cop with an old-school mentality on how a man looks and acts. Ruan is the promise of a life Ivo thought he’d never have, but their clashing perspectives threaten any chance of a relationship. Being the family’s hellion makes it easy to be misunderstood, yet Ivo has faith Ruan will not only embrace who he is but love him as well.

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Blog Tour: Mason’s Run (Twin Peeks Bookstore #1) by Mellanie Rourke (Review + Excerpt)

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Mason’s Run

A Twin Peeks Bookstore Romance

Mellanie Rourke

M/M Romance

Release Date: 08.01.19

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Mason:

I’ve escaped a past that would have destroyed most men: used, abused and sold for sex from a young age by those who should have protected me, an unexpected moment of compassion from a stranger gives me a chance at a new life.

Though I’ve started over, my scars run deep; I’m an LGBTQ fantasy graphic novel writer and artist with a huge following, but I’m terrified of the world. When I discover that the stranger who saved me from a life of abuse is the same man who has finally awakened my body to desire, I realize the truth: Can I ever really be free if I’m still afraid of my past and the people who shattered me?

Lee:

Serving as a medic in the Middle East, I felt the life of my fiancée slip away under my hands and was powerless to stop it. Discharged with physical and emotional wounds I can’t heal, I go home to my crazy, geeky family and try to learn to live with the damage.

Pain and grief lead me to some acts I’m not proud of, including paying strangers for sex. I’m determined to keep it strictly business, no emotions involved, but when I discover that Mason Malone isn’t a high-end escort, but a battered young man forced into a life of pain and degradation, I’m frozen in indecision. Then the man with the raven curls and blue-gold eyes whispers “”Please…”” and the barriers I built around my heart shatter.

Years later, fate brings us back together. He has a new name and career, but I could never forget those eyes. Mason, unfortunately, doesn’t recognize me. Every day I find myself more and more drawn to him, but I’m terrified of what will happen when our secrets are discovered.

As both of our pasts threaten our future, can we find a path to redemption? Can love and forgiveness overcome soul-shattering pain? Or will the discovery of our shared past create a chasm too wide to bridge?

Warning: PTSD, major anxiety issues, and sexual abuse, including rape, the aftermath of child molestation, and human trafficking.

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Release Day Review ~ Boy Shattered by Eli Easton (Giveaway)

Title: Boy Shattered
Author: Eli Easton
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Category: Mystery, Suspense, Teen Fiction
Pages: 253

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“You’ll make it out of here, Brian. I swear.”

I had everything. I was school quarterback, popular with girls, and I made my dad proud. I told myself it didn’t matter that no one knew the real me. Then I nearly died.

It was out-and-proud Landon who saved my life. Now I’m a mess—can’t even stand to be in a room with the curtains open. The one good thing about losing it all? You get a chance to start over. Only, how can I move on when the school shooters were never caught?

“Will you kiss me?”

When I came across Brian Marshall dying on the cafeteria floor, I did what anyone would do: I helped him. His request surprised me, but I figured he needed comfort, so I kissed him on the forehead. When he came back to school weeks later, he was broken in body and mind. Somehow we became unlikely besties.

What I saw that day woke me up. I want to demand action on gun control, lead protests, raise my fist. And if I can get the man of my dreams and save the world? I’ll take it.

Only, the horror at Jefferson Waller High isn’t over.

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