Release Blitz ~ Caught Off Guard by Beth Laycock (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Book Title: Caught Off Guard

Author: Beth Laycock

Publisher: Rainbow Romance Press

Cover Artist: Free to be creative

Release Date: June 15, 2022

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance, Military Romance

Tropes: Forced proximity, friends to lovers, brat MC

Themes: Hurt/comfort

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: approx 40 000 words

It is a standalone story and does not end on a cliffhanger.

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He’d risk his life to find his brother. But he never expected to risk his heart.

Blurb

Three months since his brother went MIA, and Lane Matthews is tired of waiting for answers from overseas. Calling in a favour from his CO, he gets a posting to Jeddah—his first overseas deployment and where his brother was stationed—and the opportunity to try to find him.

Life in a foreign land isn’t quite as he imagined, and neither are his duties. And while his first encounter with his housemate, Tristan, may be memorable, it’s for all the wrong reasons.

Tristan catches him off guard but falling for the hot—straight?—soldier is definitely not in his future. Tensions rise as Lane gets closer to discovering the truth behind his brother’s disappearance, but even the best-laid plans can get swept off course and lost like a grain of sand in the desert.

 

This MM military romance from Beth Laycock features an age gap, a bratty MC, forced proximity, hurt/comfort, and of course a HEA.

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Blog Tour ~ Priest by Amy Thorn & Raven Amor (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Priest by Amy Thorn & Raven Amor

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Disciples of Satan MC, Book 1

Priest

I’m Priest, President of the Disciples of Satan Motorcycle club. I rule my patch with an iron fist that keeps our enemies at bay. When I’m taken captive by Hades Outlaws, I’m sure I’m as good as dead. I didn’t expect help from an unlikely source.

Nico is a prospect. He should be seen and not heard. Yet he’s risking his neck to save my life. Going against his club is a death sentence, but he’s determined to get me out of Hades compound. I didn’t expect to fall for him along the way. Now, my saviour is also the man I want.

Nico

I’m a pariah in my club. Hades Outlaws will never respect me. When they capture Priest I know it’s the end for us. His brothers will burn our clubhouse to the ground. I have one chance to be free from Hades—save a man who is supposed to be my enemy. When I look at Priest I don’t see a devil in leather and denim. I see my salvation.

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Release Blitz ~ Listen (Single Dads 5) by RJ Scott (Reviews)

Listen (Single Dads 5)

GLBTQ, MM, Single Dad Romance, adoption
Genre: Single Dad Romance
Trope: Hate to Love, Adoption, Family
Released: 18 March 2022
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Single Dads
Length: 67,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54009587-listen
All Buy Links can be found here: http://rjscott.co.uk/read-listen
Available – Wide Release
Blurb:
He only wanted to make the best home for his new daughter; he never meant to fall in love with the man who might steal her away.

Nick and his husband had always wanted a big family, but when cancer took Danny six years ago, Nick was left a single dad of three. He never considered his broken heart would heal enough to add to his family, but as soon as he meets Teegan he knows he wants to adopt the little girl. Born profoundly deaf, Teegan has been rejected twice already in the adoption process and hasn’t found her forever home. Nick wants to be her hero—her dad—and create a world that is safe and happy for her. He knows he wants to make her life perfect—he doesn’t know how to go about it or understand the best thing to do for his family, and he needs help. Enter Elliot, and Nick finds himself falling for the frustrating, sexy, inspiring, and caring teacher who can make things right.Elliot is wary of helping the man who appears more interested in public opinion than the needs of his own family. But, learning that Nick, wealthy and entitled, is now adopting a deaf child, Elliot knows this is a step too far and strides into battle. As the child of deaf adults, Elliot knows he is the best person to advocate for little Teegan and, if needed, he is determined to intervene and halt the adoption. Nothing and no one will get in Elliot’s way when it falls on him to protect Teegan. Not even love.

This single dad story features a widower struggling to make things right, a teacher battling for a child’s wellbeing, an adorable toddler, three loving siblings, a home with a view of the ocean.  


Series Details

  1. Single – rjscott.co.uk/read-single
  2. Today – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Today
  3. Promise – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Promise 
  4. Always – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Always 
  5. Listen – rjscott.co.uk/read-listen

Excerpt

“I’ll donate to something in your name,” I blurted.

Elliot gave me that stare—the one that drilled holes into my psyche and made me feel about two-foot-tall. “You can’t buy everything,” he muttered.

Venetia sucked her teeth. “Mr. Curtis, please.” She stepped back from us, a hand at her throat, and I wondered if she was about to collapse with the horror that one of her teachers was talking to one of the parents in such a direct fashion. 

“A substantial donation,” I said directly to Venetia, because I wasn’t above using my money for the things that were important to me. “Ten thousand,” I said. No one moved or said anything. “Twenty,” I added, and I know I sounded desperate.

Elliot narrowed his eyes as he crossed his arms over his chest, the book he’d been reading, a battered copy of the complete works of Shakespeare, clutched there. He glared at me so hard I braced myself for the next barbed comment.

“Twenty thousand?” He seemed to want confirmation.

“Yes, twenty to wherever you suggest, no strings attached, but this—what we’re doing and what I need—has to stay in this room,” I added, needing Venetia and Elliot to tell me my private business would not be blurted all around the school, making a media event out of something that should be private. Supposedly intelligent journalist needs assistant to understand his new daughter’s world. Seeks help. Meets man he insulted and should never have tasted. Makes idiot of self.

“Of course, of course, NDA and all that,” Venetia said with exuberance, and then she appeared to consider the meeting ended and opened the door for us to leave. Elliot slipped out immediately, but I was caught by Venetia air-kissing me, and with a not-so-subtle reminder. “I look forward to your comments on my funding proposal for the basketball team.”

“Absolutely, will do.” I didn’t even recall saying I would fund another sports team—I’d rather put the money into science where Caleb excelled; or English, where Hannah did so well. I could sponsor and fund the team when Mason arrived at the school, given he was the jock-in-training. 

I extricated myself as politely as I could, then hurried into the corridor, but Elliot was long gone, which was just the icing on the freaking cake. 

Fuck.


~ * ~ Jos Review ~ * ~

5 Beautiful Stars

I have loved all this series, but this is my favourite by far, which based on the quality of the other books, says a lot. I’m not a great fan of prologues as they are often unnecessary or give too much away. Here, that is not the case. It details beautifully the MCs, we see so much of their characters in that short event and it sets up the story perfectly.

I adored both of these guys. Nick and Elliott both have passion in spades. There is such a vulnerability about Nick, that for someone with such a forceful job, he keeps hidden. He wants so badly to be the best parent to his children and is fighting to be able to be that for Teegan but fears he won’t be able to meet his needs. Elliott is obviously wary of the man who attracted him so strongly but hurt him in equal measures. Gradually though, as he is drawn into Nick’s world, he sees the real man, how genuine and loving he is, and cannot resist him.

This works as a stand-alone but I’d absolutely read the series. Low on heat until near the end, this is a sweet, emotional story about two guys who are perfect for each other if they can just allow it to happen. Nick believes he has had his chance at love, which is why he fights his feelings. Elliott is torn, does being an advocate for the child and the community he was brought up with clash with his feelings for this man? This story drew me, held me captive, and left me breathless at the end. It really was perfect.

**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.**

~ * ~ Jessicas Review ~ * ~

4 Stars
Nick is a well-known TV personality, and Eliot is his daughter’s teacher. Nick visits Eliot to discuss Hannah (his daughter), and they end up arguing, kissing, and hurting each other in a matter of minutes. They avoid each other afterward. Six years later, Nick needs Eliot’s help. As a C.O.D.A. (child of a deaf adult) he is fluent in ASL, and Nick needs his help learning before the adoption of Teegan is finalized. They go into their new working relationship with baggage that works in their favor.
I loved how Nick’s kids had such a big part in this book. I was not a fan of how fast he threw his relationship with Eliot into the mix, even if Hannah already knew Eliot. I also loved how Danny, Nick’s deceased husband, is very present in this story and how Eliot never shies away from his name and even mentions him.

The sexy moments were unneeded in this book. I found them a bit awkward. Like this book could have been 5 stars without them. I loved the theme as many people are currently going through it, and it’s not something I have thought about much. This was pretty different from the earlier books but still a great read.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***

The Author

RJ SCOTT

RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.
Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.
She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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New Release Reviews ~ Code Blue by NR Walker

 

Blurb for CODE BLUE

Steve Frost had dreams of wearing the national championship belt in mixed martial arts, maybe even going pro, but instead, finds himself working as a security guard for the rich and famous in LA.

Quickly earning a reputation for his blunt and precise people management skills, he lands a position on the security team for an up-and-coming boyband, Atrous. Years later, he’s head of security. He knows these boys, and with countless tours, flights, car trips, public events, concerts, he’s closer to one band member in particular.

Jeremy’s been a pillar for Atrous since day one, but even more so these last few months. Now the face of the band more than ever, he’s also got himself the attention of a delusional stalker-fan.

When the fame and stress become too much, when Jeremy’s health takes a hit, Steve becomes Jeremy’s lifeline. But as Jeremy knows already, and as Steve is about to learn, not even the brightest star can shine forever.

 

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Release Blitz ~ Tristan by S. Legend (Series Review + Excerpt)

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Book Title: Tristan

Author: S. Legend

Publisher: S Legend Fiction

Narrator: Curtis Michael

Release Date: November 24, 2021

Genre: Arranged Marriage M/M Romance, fantasy

Tropes: Enemies to lovers, age gap

Themes: Self-discovery, forgiveness

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 9 hours

It is not a standalone story. Tristan is book one of the Tristan Trilogy. The story ends on a cliffhanger.

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Also available in Kindle Unlimited, Hardback and Paperback

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An alliance forged through marriage. The cost? One Man’s dream.

 

Blurb

An alliance forged through marriage. The cost? One Man’s dream.

Tristan dreams of the day he’ll succeed his father as the next Warlord of Markaytia. Elves—creatures famous for their darker passions and tantalizing culture—approach the Markaytian king with an offer he can’t refuse: an alliance with the Elves for the one Tristan Kanes.

Tristan is forced to give up his dream.

He’s not thrilled, but Tristan is a man of duty above all else. What choice does he have? He cannot refuse the king or Markaytia. He begrudgingly comes to terms with the arranged marriage. Is he a tad sour about it? Yes, but he’ll get over it.

Probably.

Maybe it won’t be so bad. Elves have cool weapons, maybe he’ll get one?

Corrik bans him from cool weapons.

Corrik’s seen Tristan’s gruesome death on the point of a sword in a prophetic vision. He bans Tristan from picking up a sword ever again. Tristan wants to accept the marriage with grace to make his people proud, but he resents Corrik for his remorseless attitude over his life’s work.

Facing the Ice Prince and himself.

Tristan’s conflict follows him on the journey to the mysterious Elven land of Mortouge. He hates Corrik for taking him from the life he loved, boy does he, but his new Elven husband is an enigma and he’s captivated. He sets Tristan’s blood on fire and freezes it at the same time. Corrik unravels Tristan’s true nature and despite his best efforts, Tristan falls for his ice prince.

But Corrik won’t bend.

Corrik wants to be obeyed. He’s demanding and possessive. He’s overbearingly protective.

Can these two find a suitable compromise? Or will Tristan’s resentment and Corrik’s arrogance ruin forever their chance at love?

Tristan by Mock (S. Legend) is a gay romance fantasy featuring enemies-to-lovers vibes, an age gap, arranged marriage, first times, and a happy ending (um, eventually). This is the first action-adventure romance in the Tristan Trilogy. Mock may have written it down, but truly it’s told by your lovable host, Tristan Kanes. He’s funny, sarcastic and while it may not seem it at times, he’s the real person in charge of this story.

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New Release Reviews ~ Double Trouble by Barbara Elsborg

Seven years ago

Fifteen-year-old Raffety freaks out the moment he arrives at summer camp. Something isn’t right about the place, parents, kids and the counsellors. The only good thing is Jonah—and their first kiss.

Trouble is Jonah’s middle name. He can’t just ignore that Raffety clearly doesn’t belong at the camp, and risks everything to help him escape, even their budding friendship.

Jonah’s actions have damaging repercussions for both boys. Raffety returns to a very different world than the one he left, one where his mum is terrified of strangers who insist they’re pack. As for Jonah, his father decrees he’s gone too far. His memories of Raffety are wiped and Jonah’s exiled to Faerieland.

Present Day

Breaking cover for his mum’s funeral lands Raffety back in the claws of a pack that never stopped searching for him. The alpha is claiming Raffety’s an omega, and prime breeding material. Erm, no way. Raffety would rather eat his own eyeballs. He needs to figure out a way to escape—and quick.

Indentured to Paranormal Resolutions for his sins, which are many, Jonah’s ordered to extract a mark from the clutches of a pack of werewolves. The mission fills him with dread: the wolves know he stole their gold and if they catch him, they’ll eat his guts, with or without ketchup―gulp! But defying his boss isn’t an option. Not if Jonah wants to live.

Is it chance that Jonah and Raffety end up in the same trap, or is it more? Could fate be giving them both a helping hand, or have they just landed in the worst trouble of their lives?

 

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Release Blitz ~ Dèjá Vu by S. Barker (Reviews + Teasers)

Title: Dèjá Vu
Author: S. Barker
Genre: M/M Fated Romance
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Cover Design: Dalia Hernandez
 

 

Imagine experiencing the kind of love that stays with your soul for all of eternity, continuously defeating all odds… including death.
Liam
My whole life, I’ve been a dreamer. I dream of places I’ve never been, people I’ve never met, situations I’ve never been in, but I never understood why… until met him.
Elijah
Being forced to move from the city to a small town is not how I wanted to spend my last year of high school. I don’t want to be here, and I swore to myself I wouldn’t get attached to anyone or anything… but then I met him.

 

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Book Blitz ~ Code Red by NR Walker (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Code Red
N.R. Walker
Publication date: June 24th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

The brighter the spotlight, the darker the shadow.

Maddox Kershaw is the main vocalist of the world’s biggest boy band. He’s at the top of every music chart, every award show, every social media platform, and every sexiest-man-alive list. He’s the bad boy, the enigma, the man everyone on the planet wants a piece of.

He’s also burned out and exhausted, isolated and lonely. Not in a good headspace at the start of a tour.

Roscoe Hall is Maddox’s personal manager. His job is high-flying, high-demand, high-profile, and he loves it. Maddox has consumed his entire life for the past four years. Roscoe knows him. He sees the real Maddox no one else gets to see.

He’s also in love with him.

When the tour and stress become too much, when the world begins to close in, Roscoe becomes Maddox’s lifeline. But as Maddox knows already, and as Roscoe is about to learn, the brighter the spotlight, the darker the shadow.

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New Release Review ~ Innocent by Roe Horvat

  • MM erotic romance, omegaverse, 55 000 words
  • Virgin, age gap, arranged marriage
  • Heat erotica
  • Male pregnancy (no birth)

And because not everyone is into everything, I attach the following list so there are no unpleasant surprises:

  • teaching the virgin, knotting, breeding, fisting, cum play, sex during pregnancy, lactation during sex
  • all sexual interactions depicted are consensual
  • monogamous couple, no cheating or sharing

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Blurb

“You stole my heart; I had to steal you whole.”

On the night of his eighteenth birthday, Navid is marrying the illustrious tycoon, His Excellency Zana Massoud. He barely knows the man, yet he is now Zana’s property. Affected by the grim teachings of his conservative tutor, Navid fears he won’t be able to fulfill his husband’s needs and make him happy. He only hopes that the intimidating alpha will treat him with kindness. Soon, Navid comes to the maddening conclusion that everything he’s been taught about sex and marriage has been wrong.

Innocent is an erotic romance, inspired by MM omegaverse.

 

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Blog Tour ~ Black Moon by Sam Burns & WM Fawkes (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Black Moon
By Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

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Wolf Moon Rising, Book 1

An apple a day won’t keep this doctor away.

Linden Grove has always known that he’s not destined to be the next pack alpha. That position belonged to his brother Aspen—but then Aspen left the pack to join the military. When the unthinkable happens and the pack is left rudderless, someone has to step up and take care of it. Can a doctor go from “do no harm” to defending his own with his teeth and claws?

Colt Doherty is used to a certain kind of life. Glittering, picturesque, and . . . empty. As the youngest child of the country’s only werewolf senator, Colt has grown up in the spotlight, and he’s all too used to knot-headed alphas taking credit for the work of others, especially omegas like himself. When his editor sends him to write a story on the Grove pack, though, he finds something completely unexpected: Linden Grove in his unpolished perfection, as shiny and unexpectedly sweet as the apples his pack are known for.

A Grove pack omega has been kidnapped, and someone has to step up. The pack needs Linden to fill his father’s shoes, but no wolf can stand on his own. To save the day, sheltered Colt has to drop the politics and become the action hero he never thought an omega could be.

Black Moon is an 90k word standalone novel featuring one fiery journalist, one doctor with an obsession for hand knit sweaters, and the sweetest apple pies on the whole eastern seaboard, all bundled up in a non-mpreg A/B/O universe.

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Release Blitz ~ The Offering Surrender by Rosary Deville (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Book Title: The Offering Surrender

Author: Rosary Deville

Publisher: Self-published

Cover Artist: Zoe Perdita

Release Date: March 16, 2021

Genre/s: M/M dark erotica; taboo; mpreg; paranormal/urban romance; shifter fantasy; werewolves

Trope/s: alphas and betas; strong/unruly protagonist

Themes: dubious/non-consent; forced marriage; societal inequality; abuse; violence; dom/sub; BDSM

Heat Rating: 5 flames

Length: 98 000+ words/ 183 pages

It is not a standalone story. It requires Book 1, The Offering to be read first.

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Fern’s fate was never his to decide, and now Wereduin Society challenges him in the most brutal way possible.

 

Blurb

The Offering is nearing the end, and Fern will become a mated beta. So far, he’s been unsuccessful at escaping his alpha, Donovan Blackfang. But in their world, where it’s dog eats dog, Don might be the key to Fern’s survival.

Read the conclusion of the Offering in the riveting second book of the Wolves of Wereduin series.

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Release Blitz ~ Always by RJ Scott (Review)

Always (Single Dads 4)

Release – March 29th, 2021

 

Lives change in an instant, but with family found and forever love, there is always hope.

Impetuously putting his life on the line, Adam saved a child trapped in a car wreck and suffered career-ending injuries. Living with chronic pain, and at his lowest moments, he had friends who wouldn’t let him give up, a family who had his back, and even though his future was different from what he’d always planned, he at least had hope. When Cameron and Finn land on his doorstep, he never dreamed that he would fall in love with the small family or that maybe he’d get to be a hero again.

Cameron goes from being a devoted husband to a single dad overnight. With his neatly planned future in ruins, he will do anything to make a new life for his son, even if it means moving to the other side of the country. Renting a room from Adam is the first step in making a home for him and Sam, but falling for the former firefighter was never part of the plan.

The shadows from Cameron’s past might take a long time to touch this fragile future, but will he have to face the consequences alone when they do? Or will there always be hope?

All buy links will be here: rjscott.co.uk/Read-Always

SINGLE DADS series

  1. Single – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Single
  2. Today – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Today
  3. Promise – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Promise
  4. Always – rjscott.co.uk/Read-Always
  5. Listen (Coming late Summer)
  6. Pride (Coming Christmas)

~ * ~ Jos Review ~ * ~

5 Stars

I feel like this is going to be a short review, because, really, all you need to know is that this is an emotionally satisfying story about two slightly broken but gorgeous guys who deserve and find happiness with each other. You should absolutely buy it and read it.

This is actually the fourth in the Single Dads series; while previous characters may reappear, you can absolutely read this as a stand-alone. There is slightly more drama and tension in this, as Cam and his son Finn are fleeing a difficult situation and desperately trying to find a fresh start away from the public eye. Cam is definitely suffering emotionally, but there is both a strength and fragility about him. He finds a new home, on the other side of the country, through his best friend Nick, who gets him a room in Adam’s house (this is the link with previous books). Adam was a firefighter but is now retired; recuperating after being severely injured in a fire.

What we have is quiet moments where love and romance starts to blossom between moments of drama where both of their pasts intrude into their lives; Adam, in his physical recovery, and Cam in people he is trying to escape. It’s particularly touching as Finn starts to learn to trust friendship and gradually is able to become a child again.

RJ Scott writes beautiful stories full of heart and emotion with the right balance of heat for the characters that we cannot help but care for. This is a great addition to the series that’s absolutely a must read for those already invested in the series. For everyone else, if you don’t want to go back and start at the beginning, you should definitely at least include this in your must read list.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***

 

4 Stars

Always is the 4th book in the Single Dad series written by R.J. Scott

Cameron moves to New York, as a single father, with the love of his life.  While there, he is alienated from his closest friends. He is alone. After his husband embezzles thousands of dollars and murders someone, he is left alone. Once again a single father, he is scared for his son’s life. He moves back home and into a strangers house. He needs to find a job fast; he doesn’t plan to stay long to keep the press off his trail but he finds new love. Adam, a young firefighter, attempts to save a child, while he does, he almost loses his life and does lose his career. All he ever wanted to be is a firefighter. He can’t stand very long and has excruciating headaches that leave him bed bound for days. When Cameron and his son move in, Adam just wants to fill his big house and keep himself busy but what he finds, instead, can change his life.

Adam was so sweet. He connected with Cameron and Finn (Cameron’s son) fast, and adapted his house for them. He falls for both of them. I love how he included Finn in his activities and humoured him. Cameron fell for Adam as fast as Adam fell for him—which was sweet—and they work very well together as a couple. He doesn’t treat Adam with kid gloves, despite his injuries, and he fits into Adam’s big family.

I really liked this book. It was an easy read, and I read it in a single sitting. I was sad to see it end, but I did want them to have their happy ever after. The characters deserved it. I am also super excited for the next book. We hear a lot about Nick in this book, and he also deserves a happily ever after.

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Bio

RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.

Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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Blog Tour ~ An Echo in the Sorrow (Soulbound #6) by Hailey Turner (Reviews + Teaser)

 

Title and cover: An Echo in the Sorrow

Series: Soulbound 6

Publisher: Self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook/Audio): March 1, 2021

Length (Print & Ebook/Audio):  117,943 words

Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy

Warnings: None

Cover artist: AngstyG LLC

All buy links or pre-order links:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R6BD3GX/

 

Book blurb: 

Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.

Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.

Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.

Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.

Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.

An Echo in the Sorrow is a 118k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to On the Wings of War. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Blog Tour ~ The Offering by Rosary Deville (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Title: The Offering

Author: Rosary Deville

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Zoe Perdita

Release Date: November 13, 2020

Genre/s: M/M dark erotica, taboo, mpreg, paranormal/urban romance,

shifter fantasy, werewolves

Trope/s: alphas and betas, strong/unruly protagonist

Themes: dubious/non consent. forced marriage, societal inequality,

abuse, violence, dom/sub, BDSM

Heat Rating: 5 flames

Length: approx. 65 000 words/ 250 pages

It is Book 1 out of 2. Book 2 will be released later in 2021.

 

Buy Link – Smashwords

 

A beta in an oppressive werewolf society must participate in a mating ceremony where alphas hunt their future mates.

 

Blurb

As a beta in Wereduin society, Fern has no choice but to be mated when he comes of age. The ideal beta wereduin was subservient to their alpha, bears young, and knows their place in society.

Fern isn’t like that.

Rather than become an extension of his alpha, Fern wants to play in his band, hang out with his friends, and stay himself.

Now of age, Fern is to be placed in the Offering—an annual ceremony where alphas hunt and claim their beta mates. And whose attention does Fern attract? None other than Donovan Blackfang, a Highborne alpha who will stop at nothing but to claim Fern’s heart, body, and soul.

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New Release Review ~ Hold Me: An Omegaverse Story (Finding Free Book 5) by A.M. Arthur

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Description

Omega Hyatt Lee is content in his current life as a part-time office assistant and charity volunteer, but now that he’s experienced his first heat, he hopes to scent his bondmate soon. He longs for the kind of loving, stable relationship his older brother has with his own mate. And at a fundraising event for something very dear to his heart, Hyatt does meet his bondmate—the very last alpha Hyatt ever expected.

Dorian Fowler has spent the last year of his life attempting to distance himself from the horrific scandals perpetuated by his parents and fix some of the hurt heaped upon the three Lee siblings. Resigned to being a single alpha, he is amazed and distressed when his nose identifies Hyatt Lee as his bondmate. After a disastrous conversation, Dorian knows he’ll need to work hard to earn his omega’s trust—and the trust of his entire extended family.

Hyatt doesn’t want to like Dorian, but the kind, earnest alpha makes it difficult to resist him. However, Dorian has a deep secret of his own—one that could tear the pair apart before they ever get started.

HOLD ME is the fifth book in the “Finding Free” omegaverse series, which is a spin-off of the fan-favorite “Breaking Free” series. This is an original universe featuring mpreg, A/B/O dynamics, heats, knotting and an alpha-dominated society that is starting to see big advances in omega rights. Content warnings for dark themes apply.

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