Release Blitz ~ Played by Cara Dee (Review + Excerpt)

Played by Cara Dee

Series: Auctioned #4
Genre:
MM Romance/Romantic Suspense
Tropes:
Age difference, The Job, Adoption, Camassia Cove, Military Romance, PMC, Reluctant Hero

Available in Kindle Unlimited: https://readerlinks.com/l/1863521

Synopsis:

Book 4 of 5 | Romantic Suspense | Hurt/Comfort | Action | Family

The Auctioned Series is a journey packed with action, nail-biting suspense, family, and love. In Gray and Darius’s fight for freedom and a future where they aren’t haunted by the ghosts of their pasts, they’ll make you laugh, cry, possibly yell at your e-reader, and swoon just a little bit.

One last mission. One last operation—and the stakes had never been higher. Truth be told, Darius was exhausted. He didn’t want his past mingling with the life he was building with Gray and the kids, but he had no choice.

They were facing their biggest threat yet, and in order to even stand a chance, Darius had to revert to the man he’d once been. He had to set aside fatherhood and love and be the grunt, the private contractor, the soldier who went deep behind enemy lines.

It was time to rally the troops. With Gray by his side, Darius cashed in the last of his favors and put together a crew that would hopefully help them bring an end to this chaotic year. The desert waited for them. Again. So did Las Vegas.

The problem with Vegas…?

Just when you thought you knew how to play the game, it played you.

This story takes place in Cara Dee’s Camassia Cove Universe, a fictional town where all books/series’ stand on their own, unless otherwise stated. The Auctioned Series should be read in the following order: Auctioned, Stranded, Deserted, Played, and Finished.

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Release Blitz ~ You’re Cordially Invited by Jay Hogan (Reviews + Excerpt)

Title: You Are Cordially Invited

Series: Auckland Med #5

Author: Jay Hogan

Genre: MM Romance

Tropes: Opposites attract | Gay wedding | Hurt/comfort | Found family | Fem/makeup | Humour | Sports | Medical

Release date: June 17th, 2021

Amazon Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/1829825

Synopsis:

There’s a wedding in the air at Auckland Med, but Reuben wonders if they’ll survive the stress long enough to say, ‘I do’. Cam is directing the entire operation with his combat eyeliner in place, whilst the wedding party is doing its best to ignore him. The pressure is mounting and the cracks are beginning to show.

There’s a bachelor party to survive.

The paparazzi to outrun.

A wedding outfit to confirm.

A rugby game to win.

A jerk of a father to cope with.

A stunning opportunity to consider.

A relationship to untangle.

And a shocking event that could derail everything.

With the universe conspiring against them, Reuben and Cam will have to summon every scrap of belief they have in each other to make it to their vows.

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Release Blitz ~ The Job by Cara Dee (Reviews + Excerpt)

The Job by Cara Dee

Series: Standalone, Camassia Cove Universe
Genre:
MM Romance/Crime Romance
Tropes:
Organized Crime, Comedy Romance, Suspense, Bad Boys, Family, Single Dad, Hurt/Comfort

Available on Amazon: https://readerlinks.com/l/1797828

Synopsis:

With the help of their ball-busting daughter, some questionable morals, and an important job to get done, Casey and Boone will steal you away to the grit and glitz of Las Vegas in this fast-paced romance.

I’m not supposed to do this job without Boone.

We may not share genes, but it’s been us against the world since his mom took me in as a toddler. The rowdy O’Sullivan boys who raised all the hell that Vegas could handle. Not that all my memories are wild and make my heart race. After all, I realized I was in love with the bastard at some point, so there’s been plenty of pathetic yearning and jealousy too.

Even so, it’s been him and me. Brothers, partners in crime, and, for the past six years, co-parents to an amazing little girl. But that’s another story. Right now, I gotta focus on the job our cousin gave us, and I need Boone by my side.

The problem is we haven’t really been on speaking terms for four years now.

This story takes place in Cara Dee’s Camassia Cove Universe, a fictional town where all books stand on their own, unless otherwise stated, and the reader can jump in wherever they want.

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New Release Reviews ~ We Have Till Monday by Cara Dee (Excerpt)

We Have Till Monday by Cara Dee

Series: Standalone
Genre:
Gay (MMM) Romance
Tropes:
Daddykink, Regression Play, Vacation Romance, Foodie Romance, Age Difference, Rockstar Romance

Available on Amazon: https://readerlinks.com/l/1719730

 

Synopsis:

When it seemed like everyone around Anthony Fender was reaching a goal or falling in love, he blamed an early midlife crisis for throwing him far outside of his comfort zone. Nashville was a long way from New York and his everyday life that’d lost all color lately.

Hopefully, this vacation would reenergize him, and maybe a cooking class with celebrity chef August King could end Anthony’s reign as the only Italian in Brooklyn who couldn’t boil water. But when he met August and his much younger husband Camden, every plan and all rational thought flew out the window. Their dynamic grabbed hold of Anthony and reeled him in before he even heard the magic word.

“Daddy.”

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Audio Blitz ~ Crossing the Touchline by Jay Hogan (Review)

Title: Crossing the Touchline

Series: Auckland Med #2

Author: Jay Hogan

Genre: MM Romance

Amazon Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/1444157/00

Audiobook:https://books2read.com/jh-crossing-the-touchline

 

Synopsis:

What if you’ve worked your whole life for a dream, to play rugby for the most successful sports team on the planet, the New Zealand All Blacks?

What if that dream is so close you can smell it?

What if you meet someone?

What if you fall in love?

What if your dream will cost the man who’s stolen your heart?

And what if the dream changes?

Reuben Taylor has a choice to make.

Cameron Wano is that choice.

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Release Blitz ~ Pinot & Pineapple Lumps by Jay Hogan (Reviews + Excerpt)

Title: Pinot & Pineapple Lumps

Series: Southern Lights #4

Author: Jay Hogan

Genre: MM Romance

Tropes: Hurt comfort | Age gap | Humour | Found family | Loss and grief |Trauma | Return to hometown

Release date: March 18, 2021

Amazon Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/1743520

 

Synopsis:

Penn from Adelaide. That’s all I knew.

We shared a single kiss over a year ago, and I can still remember every toe-curling second of it. He thought I was too young for him. I thought he was running scared. But that kiss was the first time I’d felt alive in a long time, and I’ve been chasing the feeling ever since—doing my research, a lot of research, a lot of men. Something my protective older brother isn’t too happy about.

I’ve been through more than most guys my age, and I still bear the scars. My head’s not always my best friend, but I’m building a life, PTSD be damned. I can’t turn back the clock, and I’m not sure I want to.

Except maybe to that moment when Penn kissed me. I mean, the odds of us ever meeting again were slim to none, right?

Yeah, about that.

But this time I’m ready. I’m a year older, an ocean of therapy wiser, and I know exactly what I want.

Kurt, one of the main characters in this book, lives with PTSD as a result of a fire and a traumatic incident in his past (not sexual). Within the story there are instances of flashbacks relating to this, and descriptions of triggering events.

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Release Blitz ~ We Have Till Monday by Cara Dee (Excerpt)

We Have Till Monday by Cara Dee

Series: Standalone
Genre:
Gay (MMM) Romance
Tropes:
Daddykink, Regression Play, Vacation Romance, Foodie Romance, Age Difference, Rockstar Romance

Available on Amazon: https://readerlinks.com/l/1719730

 

Synopsis:

When it seemed like everyone around Anthony Fender was reaching a goal or falling in love, he blamed an early midlife crisis for throwing him far outside of his comfort zone. Nashville was a long way from New York and his everyday life that’d lost all color lately.

Hopefully, this vacation would reenergize him, and maybe a cooking class with celebrity chef August King could end Anthony’s reign as the only Italian in Brooklyn who couldn’t boil water. But when he met August and his much younger husband Camden, every plan and all rational thought flew out the window. Their dynamic grabbed hold of Anthony and reeled him in before he even heard the magic word.

“Daddy.”

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Release Blitz ~ Bossy by NR Walker (Reviews)

Bossy | NR Walker
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: March 4, 2021

Amazon Universal: https://books2read.com/u/bWP7Ax 

 

Synopsis:

No names, no details, no complications.

Michael Pietersen isn’t up for complications. He’s one of Sydney’s fastest-moving career-focused corporate realtors, and the only thing he has time for is one-night stands with zero fuss.

Bryson Schroeder’s back home from two years overseas with plans to leave his family’s hotel empire and begin his own business ventures. Out with his friends to celebrate his return, he sees a gorgeous blond man across the bar, and with barely a smile and a raised eyebrow, they leave together for a night of incredible chemistry.

But the rules are clear: no names, no details, no complications.

But one night becomes one more night, and eventually the arrangement suits them both for weeks . . . until their professional and personal worlds collide. With their hearts already on the line, Michael and Bry need to decide just how complicated they want to get.

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Audiobook Review ~ Auckland Med Series by Jay Hogan

• First Impressions

• Series: Auckland Med, Book 1

• By: Jay Hogan

• Narrated by: Gary Furlong

• Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins

• Unabridged Audiobook

• Release date: 12-03-20

• Language: English

• Publisher: Jay Hogan

• Categories: LGBTQ+, Romance

Publisher’s Summary

Michael:

Two years ago, I made a mistake, a big one. Then I added a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life, but I survived. Now I have the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in NZ. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to rebuild my life. But I’m taking a new set of rules with me.

I don’t do relationships.

I don’t do commitment.

I don’t do white picket fences.

And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world.

Josh:

One thing for certain, Dr. Michael Oliver is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I barely survived the last one of those. He might be gorgeous, but my daughter takes number one priority. I won’t risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain-in-the-arse parents.

I don’t have time for games.

I don’t have time for taking chances.

I don’t have time for more complications in my life.

And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.

©2018 Jay Hogan (P)2020 Jay Hogan

 

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New Release Reviews ~ Imagoes (Imago Series 2.5) by NR Walker

Imagoes, Imago Series #2.5 | NR Walker
Release date:January 18th, 2021

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/imagoseries

Adventure | Butterfly Hunter | Australia | Gay Romance

 

Synopsis:

An Imago Series short story

When Jack receives a phone call from a colleague in the southeast of Tasmania with news of a newfound butterfly habitat, he and Lawson head off on another adventure.

It’s not an easy trek to the location. The Franklin-Gordon National Park is famous for wild rivers, rainforests, and rocky cliff faces, and they’ll need to hike and abseil—in the dead of winter—to get to the site.

It’s no ordinary expedition because this is no ordinary butterfly, and Jack and Lawson aren’t an ordinary couple.

Join Jack and Lawson on another quest in this short story of extraordinary butterflies and extraordinary love.

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Release Blitz ~ Against the Grain by Jay Hogan (Reviews + Excerpt)

Title: Against the Grain

Series: Auckland Med #4

Author: Jay Hogan

Genre: MM Romance

Tropes: Opposites attract | Overcoming obstables | Workplace romance | Jock/nerd | Found family | Humour | Suspense and suspenders

Release date: December 8, 2020

Amazon Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/1572983/02

 

Synopsis:

I don’t like labels and I’m happy that way, but it’s taken a long time to get here. A jerk of a father, too many bullies to name, and a string of dipshit boyfriends whose interest in me rarely made it past the skirts I sometimes wear. Suffice to say, my faith in men runs a little thin.

The last thing I need is a gruff, opinionated, fiery, closeted, Paralympian jock messing with my hard-won peace. Miller Harrison is a wrinkle in my life I could definitely do without. I have a job that I love at Auckland Med., a boss who understands me, and a group of friends who accept me as I am.

I should walk away.

But Miller knows a thing or two about living life against the grain, and that hope I thought I’d buried a long time ago, is threatening to surface.

 

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Release Blitz ~ Tic-Tac-Mistletoe by NR Walker (Excerpt)

Tic-Tac-Mistletoe | NR Walker

Genre: MM Holiday Romance

Release date: November 27, 2020

Tropes:

  • One Aussie, one American
  • A snowstorm
  • Christmas cookies
  • A dog called Chutney
  • Laughs, tears, and all the feels

Amazon Universal:http://mybook.to/TicTacMistletoe

 

Synopsis:

Hamish Kenneally is moving from Australia to the US for a fresh start, beginning with Christmas at his sister’s place in Idaho. When a snowstorm diverts his plane to Montana and leaves him stranded two days before Christmas, he hires a car and drives right into a blizzard.

Ren Brooks has always called Hartbridge, Montana, and his family hardware store, home. After a few failed attempts at love, he’s resigned to being single forever—after all, no guy wants to stay in his sleepy little town for long. And after his dad’s passing earlier in the year, Ren’s Christmas is looking bleak. But when a car runs off the road in front of his property, Ren pulls the driver out and takes him home to get out of the cold.

With the storm and the holidays leaving Hamish with nowhere else to go, Ren kindly offers a place to stay. Hamish is certain he’s crashed right into a Hallmark Christmas movie, despite more car delays and road closures and the prospect of not seeing his sister for Christmas. And with help from Hamish, Ren is beginning to feel a little Christmas cheer.

These two unlikely strangers have more in common than they first realise, and after two days of Christmas decorations, cookies, and non-stop conversation, it looks like Christmas might be saved after all.

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Release Blitz ~ We Have Till Dawn by Cara Dee (Review + Excerpt)

We Have Till Dawn by Cara Dee

Series: Standalone
Genre:
Gay Romance
Tropes:
Autism, Musician, Age Difference, Role Play, Family, First-Time Experience

Available on Amazon: https://readerlinks.com/l/1536038/02

Synopsis:

It wasn’t like he’d never done this before…

Nicky Fender retired from sex work two years ago and never looked back. Then an offer he can’t refuse comes his way, and he agrees to one last exclusive arrangement. Good money and an apartment in Manhattan? He’d be a fool to turn that down.

The deal is dusk till dawn for two months. But once he meets Gideon—an older, quirky, autistic, filthy, uncertain businessman who wants to explore his sexuality—Nicky wishes sunrise would never come.

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New Release Review ~ Lacuna by N.R. Walker (Review)

Lacuna | NR Walker

Genre: LGBT Fantasy/Gay Fiction

Release date: October 23, 2020

Tropes: Enemies-to-lovers, action and adventure, swords and sorcery, romance

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/Lacuna

Synopsis:

A boychild swathed in green, a distinct tree-shaped birthmark on his wrist. A girlchild enveloped in red, marked with the three lines of the desert winds. A boy bundled in white, the koi mark on his wrist as defined as his shock of red hair. And a boychild wrapped in black, a raven his mark to serve his fate.

* * *

Twenty-five years ago, the hand of fate marked four newborns and sent them to the four corners of the Great Kingdoms. They were schooled and trained as rulers of their lands in preparation for the Golden Eclipse ceremony: a festival to celebrate a thousand years of peace and prosperity since the Great War.

Crow, ruler of Northlands, a skilled swordsman and expert tactician, is as reclusive and stoic as the mountains that surround him.

Tancho has spent his life in strict discipline, governing the Westlands with a fair mind and gentle hand. Quiet and unassuming, yet lethal in combat, he is the embodiment of the waters he lives by.

Yet the same hand of fate unknowingly linked Tancho to Crow in ways they cannot comprehend. Ruled by the stars, the Brother Sun and the two Sister Moons above them, and marked by an alchemical sorcery as old as time, their destinies were never their own.

As the eclipse draws near and the festival begins, word comes of another threat. Invaders from unknown lands bring a war no one was prepared for, and Crow and Tancho must decide on which side of the battle line they stand.

In life or death, their destinies will see them joined either way.

 

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Series Review ~ Outback Treasure I & II (Pearce Station Duet) by Ann Grech (Excerpt)

Title: Outback Treasure I & II

Series: Pierce Station Duet

Genre: MM Contemporary

Tropes: Cowboy/nerd, opposites attract, age gap, forced proximity

Outback Treasure I:https://books2read.com/u/3y7M8e

Outback Treasure II:https://books2read.com/u/4NLDAx

Pearce Station Duet:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086QZBM36

 

Outback Treasure I

A city boy in Australia’s outback? He won’t even last two weeks.

Pete is geeky-cute and sweet. He’s also way too young for me. But he’s so much like me too. He loves this desolate land, and he fits right in with station life. My family. Me.

There are a million reasons why we shouldn’t be together. But I keep forgetting them when he’s near.

If only he’d told me why he was really here…

Outback Treasure I is the first part of the Pearce Station duet. Pete and Scottie’s story concludes in Outback Treasure II.

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