Blog Tour ~ Stronger Than Hope by Katherine McIntyre (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title: Stronger Than Hope
Series: Chesapeake Days, #2
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2022
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
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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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Blog Tour ~ Nothing Special by Casey Cox (Reviews + Giveaway)

NOTHING SPECIAL


by Casey Cox


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Release Date: June 27, 2022

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Genre: M/M Romance

Trope: Best friends to lovers, opposites attract, feel-good, satire


Synopsis

They don’t write romance novels about guys like me…

Benji:

Trust me, I know. Crafting swoon-worthy happily ever afters is literally my day job. Being a quirky introvert with an overactive imagination, underwhelming social skills, and a few pounds overweight, I’m no leading man.

My best friend, though? He’s total cover model, call the plumber because I just flooded my basement material. He’s also outgoing, charismatic, free-spirited, and basically the best guy ever.

I may know romance, but I’m no dummy when it comes to reality. I’m nothing special. And the truth is, a guy like Darren would never fall for someone like me.

Darren:

I’m the poster child for failure to launch. Twenty-seven, didn’t make it in Hollywood, forced to slump my sorry self back home to Australia with my tail in between my legs.

The only bright spot in my life is nabbing the apartment next door to my best friend, Benji. He’s like no one I’ve ever met. Genuine. Sensitive. Nurturing. A talented author. An amazing cook. So freaking handsome. And yeah…I am so stupidly in love with him it’s not even funny.

When Benji needs some inspiration to clear his writer’s block, I gladly help out. He wants to write a friends-to-lovers romance, and hello, I’m his best friend. This should be a cinch. It’s not as if he’s suddenly going to fall in love with me. I’m nothing special. And the fact is, a guy like Benji could do so much better than someone like me.

Nothing Special is a stand-alone best-friends-to-lovers MM romance with two lovable (yet totally clueless) besties, gray yoga pants hotness, sweet midnight walks, an apartment block filled with nosy neighbors, and one swoonariffic (and oh so special) happily ever after!


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Release Blitz ~ Rules, Schmules! by Becca Seymour (Review)

Book: Rules, Schmules!
Release Date: June 29th, 2022
Series: Fast Break #1
Genre: MM Romance
Cover Designer: Booksmith Design
“With good heat and moderately low angst. It had me laughing out loud at multiple times and has me itching to read more of Becca Seymour’s work.” – Read with Sarah Reviews *****

It’s not my milkshake that brings Kieran Kendall to my yard. Okay, maybe it’s a little bit my milkshake. But I also like to think it’s my dazzling personality and my magical… uhm… you get the idea.

Since meeting Kieran, my first, second, and admittedly third impressions of him have changed radically. Not surprising, since he was a prize D during at least two of those encounters. What I should be doing is running from the college basketball star who checks so many of my dream-guy boxes. But do you know how hard it is to find a hot guy who’s as smart as he is talented?

And I’m not just talking about his talent on the basketball court. Heck no.

It’s easy to get distracted by him, because of him, yet as far as he’s concerned, I’m the one who’s a distraction and throwing his carefully constructed plans out of whack.

I should be sorry. I should also be better at guarding my heart.

But Kieran Kendall is under my skin, and getting him to break his rules is far too much fun.

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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Release Blitz ~ Crazy Little Thing Cold Love by Colette Davison (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Book Title: Crazy Little Thing Cold Love

Author and Publisher: Colette Davison

Cover Artist: Colette Davison

Photographer: Eric McKinney

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Release Date: June 24, 2022

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Daddy kink, age gap (12 years), hurt/comfort, ex-military

Themes: Self-care

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 69 000 words

It is a standalone story, but Jude appeared in His Boy to Cherish as a side character

The book does not end on a cliffhanger.

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Can two very different men turn an intense holiday romance into lasting love?

 

Blurb

Jude

I shoot my mouth off and hide behind my smile as I try—and fail—to fill the void inside. Nothing has felt right since I was medically discharged from the army. Can there be more to life than a dead-end job and meaningless hook-ups?

Kasper

I didn’t expect to win a Cuffd Destinations holiday, let alone meet a sexy guy who’s fun to be around. Jude doesn’t think he’s a Daddy, but I’m going to prove him wrong. Who knows what we might discover along the way?

Crazy Little Thing Cold Love is part of the Destination Daddies Season Two multi-author series. It features an emotionally scarred army veteran, a bubbly boy who sees the world in a unique way, summer snow, lots of steam, and a happy ending. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?

Trigger warning for mentions of PTSD, flashbacks, and nightmares.

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Blog Tour ~ Sagittarius Saves Libra by Anyta Sunday (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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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 ~ 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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Axton
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.
Ford
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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Series Review ~ Beck By JJ Harper (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Series Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Beck
By JJ Harper

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Bar 28, Book 4

Finally, he’s found his perfect man. Will he be able to keep him?

Beck Thompson is out and proud. He has a job he loves and friends he considers his family. Okay, he doesn’t have a boyfriend, but chances are slim he’ll find the man who’ll accept all of him, his past and his tattoos. He’s happy. Sort of.

Until he sees the perfect man…with the same woman hanging on his arm every night. Damn.

Munro Sylvester has put every aspect of his life on hold to make his business a success. And he’s done it. But he’s never been true to himself.

One look at the gorgeous, colourful man changes everything. He knows he has to make the first move, but he may risk losing everything he’s worked so hard for.

Can Beck trust his heart that Munro is the one for him? Is Munro brave enough to come out and fight for their happily ever after?

Beck has a tattooed bartender who has never had any luck with love, a hard-working gym owner who’s never said “I’m gay” out loud, instant attraction, and well-meaning, meddling friends.

It is the fourth book in the BAR 28 series, a MM contemporary series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but you’ll enjoy them best by reading them in order. This series is based in the UK.

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Release Tour ~ Hopeless For You by Raquel Riley (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Hopeless For You
By Raquel Riley

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Hearts For Hire, Book 2

Cyan is hired to tutor Griffin in the ways of love. He never expects to become the student. Will their lessons lead to the real thing?

Griffin Clarke

A twenty-one year old virgin college freshman? Yeah, that’s me. But I haven’t waited this long to just throw it away. I dream of the perfect romantic night, straight out of one of my favorite novels. So, I hired a professional to get the job done right. There’s just one hitch; Cyan isn’t the playboy I expected. He’s so much more.

Cyan Morrison

I’ve been described as easygoing, charming, and a natural-born flirt. It’s for those reasons I’m one of Lucky Match’s most sought-after escorts. It’s also why Griffin Clarke wants to gift wrap his V-card and present it to me on a silver platter. Being with him changes everything I thought I knew about myself. He helps me realize I’m more than just the pretty playboy everyone else sees. The trick is to make him want to stick around, but he seems to only want one thing from me: love lessons. How can I make him believe he has more to learn than I can teach him in only one night?

Hopeless For You is a gay male escort romance with an HEA. This sweet heat, friends to lovers story features spicy love lessons, first times, well-meaning friends with terrible advice, and found family.

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Release Blitz ~ Dusk’s Devotion by V.L. Locey (Reviews + Giveaway)

 

 
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Can love warm the hearts of two enemies facing the wrath of a Wyoming winter storm?

Kyle Abbott is slowly discovering that being midway through his thirties and being married to your job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There has to be more to life than random hookups, horses, and cattle. If only he could find a person who excites and ignites his passions like everyone else has at Blue Ice Ranch, he’d be a happy man. He hopes. Confused about his life, he volunteers to spend a month out with the cattle to sort through his bewilderment. Knowing there’s a blizzard on the horizon, Kyle sets out fully prepared and ready for anything.

Anything except the unexpected arrival of rival rancher Shep McCrary. When the half-frozen man shows up at the remote cabin where Kyle has hunkered down with the herd, his conscience demands for him to allow Shep to come inside. Offering food and warmth to another human being is the least he can do, right? Even if the man is a swaggering, hateful jerk who’s far too pretty for his own good and knows it. When the two are forced to spend time together, Kyle begins to see that there is more to Shep than he ever imagined. He might actually kind of like the pompous creep at times. Whoever said there was a fine line between love and hate sure knew what they were talking about…

Dusk’s Devotion is the final book in the Blue Ice MM contemporary western romance trilogy with enemies-to-lovers, a blizzard, lots of forced proximity, family dynamics, suspense, a mystery solved, and a happy ever after.

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Release Blitz ~ The Soldier and the Bodyguard by RJ Scott (Review + Excerpt)

The Soldier and the Bodyguard

GLBTQ, MM,
Trope: Hurt Comfort, Best Friends to Lovers, PTSD, Brain Injury, Peril, Found Family
Released: 17 June 2022
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Ellery Mountain
Length: 60,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
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All Buy Links can be found here: https://rjscott.co.uk/read-soldierbodyguard
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Blurb:

Someone wants JC dead, and Adrian is the only thing standing in the way. Has war followed them home? Or is something more sinister at play?

JC struggles to understand his place in the world, and despite being wealthy beyond imagination, he’s never found real happiness outside of his friendship with Adrian. Enlisting in the army is his attempt at finding purpose, but tragedy strikes, and only the Ellery Veterans Center can help put back the pieces of his shattered life. With a bullet fragment in his brain and seemingly no hope of ever being the man he once was, he begins to lose courage.

Adrian didn’t hesitate to follow his best friend to war, but with their unit decimated in an ambush and JC bleeding into the dirt, Adrian buries his hopes for the future to keep the man he loves safe. Acting as JC’s bodyguard means he is secure for now, but threats from an unknown person escalate to attempted murder, and Adrian has no choice but to take JC and run. When the Sanctuary Foundation intervenes and takes them into their care, they might be safe, but revealed secrets could destroy everything.

Sometimes, even if love finds a way through tragedy, it can be impossible to imagine forever.

This book features characters from my action-adventure romantic suspense Sanctuary series, but you do not have to have read Sanctuary to enjoy this story. This best friends to lover’s, hurt-comfort romance has bodyguards, threats, found family, and a guaranteed love-filled happily ever after.


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Books should probably be read in order to get the best out of the series, but each can be read as a standalone

  1. The Firefighter and the Cop – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-FiremanCop
  2. The Teacher and the Soldier – http://rjscott.co.uk/TeacherSoldier
  3. The Carpenter and the Actor – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-CarpenterActor
  4. The Doctor and the Bad Boy – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-doctorbadboy
  5. The Paramedic and the Writer – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-ParamedicWriter
  6. The Barman and the SEAL – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-BarmanSeal
  7. The Agent and the Model – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-AgentModel
  8. The Sinner and the Saint – http://rjscott.co.uk/Read-SinnerSaint
  9. The Gardener and the Marine – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-gardenermarine
  10. The Soldier and the Bodyguard – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-soldierbodyguard

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Blog Tour ~ The Sceptic by Lily Morton (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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The Sceptic
By Lily Morton

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Arcana Books, Book 1

As the best friend of a psychic, Will Buchanan can’t help but believe in the dead. It’s the living that he finds to be problematic. However, after a spate of betrayals, he finally has the chance of a new life within his grasp, and he’s not going to risk it for anyone or anything. Staying safe is the name of Will’s game.

Jem Dawson defines the word temporary. A talented cameraman, he’s here today and will undoubtedly be gone tomorrow chasing adventure and danger. But, while he’s in York, he’s made it clear he wants Will, and Will can’t help liking the charming daredevil.

This inconvenient attraction results in Will accompanying Jem to the site of a notorious poltergeist outbreak. A malevolent spirit has targeted a family, and now the ghost hunting team for whom Jem does camerawork are going to be locked down in the house for three days.

The house is strange and filled with sinister and violent undercurrents. One by one, the group experiences threatening incidents, and as events escalate, Will has to ask himself if he’s risking not just his heart but also his life with this impulsive gesture.

This is the first book in the Arcana Books series featuring characters from the bestselling Black and Blue series.

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Blog Tour ~ We Choose You Katy Manz (Reviews + Except + Giveaway)

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
We Choose You
By Katy Manz

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Choice Versus Fate, Book 1

James and Aidan didn’t need fate. They had each other.

Alpha James and Beta Aiden love each other and don’t care what fate has to say about that. Mating doesn’t need to be based on pheromones and scents. And kids? There were many ways to build a family.

When fate comes knocking years later, James does what any wolf in his situation would—he runs away. He has a mate he loves more than anything, and they’re just about to get everything they want: a family. He can’t risk losing everything because Fate decided to be a butt.

Omega Riley scented his fated mate once months earlier, and the wolf ran away. He is coming to terms with his singledom. Everything is going as well as it can, that is, until his fated mate’s children walk into his classroom.

We Choose You is book one in the sweet with knotty heat MM shifter mpreg romance series: Choice Vs. Fate. It features an alpha wolf shifter who mated his beta best friend, the omega sent by fate, true love, twins who will steal your heart, adorable babies, and a guaranteed happy ever after.

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Series Review ~ The Tribulations of Ross Young, Supernat PA—The Complete Works by AJ Sherwood

Have you met Ross Young, Supernat PA? He handles all the situations he gets into with a strong dose of snark, wit, and the constant question of how he ends up there in the first place.

 

The Tribulations of Ross Young, Supernat PA: https://www.amazon.com/Tribulations-Ross-Young-Supernat-PA-ebook/dp/B094LQ6L69 

Additional Incident LARPing: https://www.amazon.com/Tribulations-Ross-Young-Supernat-Additional-ebook/dp/B09T9HZ57C

 

Author: AJ Sherwood 

Genre: Gay Romance/Paranormal Romance

 

These must read stories are available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

Check out more books by AJ Sherwood here: https://www.amazon.com/AJ-Sherwood/e/B07JKC9QSY/

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