Blog Tour ~ The Island: The Vanished: Book 1 by HM Wolfe & CJ Bishop (Teasers)

THE ISLAND
THE VANISHED: BOOK ONE

 

Series: Crossover Novel for Cowboy Gangster and The Base

 

Author: CJ Bishop and HM Wolfe

 

Designer: CJ Bishop

THE GANGSTERS… Clint, Cochise, and the men return home from Canada, looking forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation. But they soon discover there is no rest for the weary—as they are immediately faced with another crisis—missing loved ones that seemed to have disappeared into thin air. With no leads and no idea if their loved ones are dead or alive, the gangsters are desperate to dig up a single clue—anything to set them in the right direction.

As the gangsters are about to lose hope, an unexpected lead takes them to the last place their loved ones were seen. With a reluctant witness and a forced confession, they are left with little to go on… until a group of strangers—in search of their own lost loved ones—provide another piece of the puzzle that ultimately leads the two clans to a place of hellish imaginations… and terrifying revelations.
THE BASE… After the unexpected, violent encounter with his arch enemy Alexander Kane, Ardan MacNamara, the founder of The Base sanctuary for child prostitution victims, finally closes the door on his dark past. His honorary adoptive father, Fabian Bloom, who also suffered horrific physical, sexual and mental abuse at Kane’s hands, no longer looks over his shoulder, enjoying his new life to the fullest.
But then, Ardan’s three sons and their friends are kidnapped in broad daylight, only a few hundred yards away from The Base, and the two men’s world collapses. Numerous search parties are organized and no stone is left unturned, but the kids are nowhere to be found. The evil force behind the kidnapping seems to be greater and more dangerous than anything Ardan and Fabian fought against.
Desperate situations require desperate measures and, for the first time, the two men search for help outside their circle of traditional allies. Even if they’ll find it, Ardan and Fabian are aware that, this time, they may not make it out alive.

 

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Release Blitz ~ Footsteps of the Past by Felice Stevens (Reviews)

Title: Footsteps of the Past
Series: Second Chances #2
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2021
Cover Design: Reese Dante
It was like in the movies: their eyes met from across the room and they fell in love.

 

Nine years later, Chess and André are the envy of all their friends.
But this is real life….and things are never what they seem.
Still waters run deep—the better to hide Chess’s ugly past. He’s worked hard to bury the troubled teen he once was and is living a life he never imagined possible. André’s love is a gift that makes him believe in second chances, and Chess is grateful for it every day. The only thing he wants is what André finds impossible to give: his time. Six months apart might be the breaking point, even for Chess.
One horrible night changed André’s life forever. Formerly a party boy of the Hamptons social scene, André buries himself in work for years until he meets Chess and learns to enjoy the simple things. He’s tired of being away from home all the time and ready to step down from his role as CEO of the family business, no matter how they try and pull him back in. But old habits die hard…and so do memories.
Photos from the past and present surface, shocking Chess and André out of their carefully constructed dream life. They are forced to face the unthinkable: the love they thought would last a lifetime may be on the brink of falling apart. Secrets are exposed, opening a Pandora’s box both men hoped would stay locked forever. Now Chess and André face the hardest question: do you ever really know the person you’re living with?

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Cover Reveal ~ My Only Defense by Leigh Lennon

Today we have the cover reveal of Leigh Lennon’s My Only Defense! Check out the gorgeous cover and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Title: My Only Defense

Author: Leigh Lennon

Genre: MM Romance

Release Day: August 19th

About My Only Defense:

Garrison

Love sucks! There I said it. I’ve never looked for it, nor do I want it. All it seems to do is cause open wounds. I already suffer from the guilt of a horrific accident. I won’t let love suck me down the rabbit hole. But Murphy’s Law is a diva out to destroy my life. Someone sees me for more than just a one and done and though I’ve pushed men away for years, he’s refreshing. But remember that diva I told you about, she’s sort of a b**** too. Yeah, love more than sucks but since I can’t use the words I want, I’ll just stick to that because the man I want has a connection with me, no one knows about.

Lawson

I met a man. Sure he’s a little detached and cynical. Though, try telling my heart he’s all wrong for me. I’ve been over it with this particular traitorous part of my body. And, I do the one thing I never do with my hook-ups. I give him a way to reach me. But it’s more—I almost beg him to call me after my next deployment. Oh, yeah, forgot to mention, I’m in the military and am shipping out. I want him to be my welcoming party, when I come home, yet, when I unravel every complicated part of Garrison Fisher, I find more and more I should run from. But I can’t. He’s broken, but after my time in the military, I’m broken too. Can we fix one another and heal the wounds that may very well tear us apart?

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Release Blitz ~ The Island by CJ Bishop & HM Wolfe (Teasers)

THE ISLAND
THE VANISHED: BOOK ONE
Series: Crossover Novel for Cowboy Gangster and The Base
Author: CJ Bishop and HM Wolfe
Designer: CJ Bishop

THE GANGSTERS… Clint, Cochise, and the men return home from Canada, looking forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation. But they soon discover there is no rest for the weary—as they are immediately faced with another crisis—missing loved ones that seemed to have disappeared into thin air. With no leads and no idea if their loved ones are dead or alive, the gangsters are desperate to dig up a single clue—anything to set them in the right direction.

As the gangsters are about to lose hope, an unexpected lead takes them to the last place their loved ones were seen. With a reluctant witness and a forced confession, they are left with little to go on… until a group of strangers—in search of their own lost loved ones—provide another piece of the puzzle that ultimately leads the two clans to a place of hellish imaginations… and terrifying revelations.
THE BASE… After the unexpected, violent encounter with his arch enemy Alexander Kane, Ardan MacNamara, the founder of The Base sanctuary for child prostitution victims, finally closes the door on his dark past. His honorary adoptive father, Fabian Bloom, who also suffered horrific physical, sexual and mental abuse at Kane’s hands, no longer looks over his shoulder, enjoying his new life to the fullest.
But then, Ardan’s three sons and their friends are kidnapped in broad daylight, only a few hundred yards away from The Base, and the two men’s world collapses. Numerous search parties are organized and no stone is left unturned, but the kids are nowhere to be found. The evil force behind the kidnapping seems to be greater and more dangerous than anything Ardan and Fabian fought against.
Desperate situations require desperate measures and, for the first time, the two men search for help outside their circle of traditional allies. Even if they’ll find it, Ardan and Fabian are aware that, this time, they may not make it out alive.

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Book Blitz ~ You Are Cordially Invited by Jay Hogan (Giveaway)

You Are Cordially Invited
Jay Hogan
Publication date: June 17th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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 List by Felice Stevens (Reviews)

Title: The List

Series: Second Chances #1
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2021
Cover Design: Reese Dante

 

Oops. He did it again.
Elliot Hansen has a terrible habit of falling in love with every man he dates.
His friends have had enough and make a list of Elliot’s perfect man.
That V…
Those abs….
Shouldn’t a boyfriend be more than the sum of his parts?
But when sexy detective Winston Rogers bursts into his bedroom to arrest a burglar, Elliot knows he wouldn’t mind checking one or two things off that list with him.
What if you had it all?
Five years after the death of his husband, Winston Rogers is single and determined to stay that way.
He throws himself into his job—the more dangerous the assignment, the better.
He can’t face another risk to his heart.
But then a routine arrest in his neighbor’s bedroom leaves Win searching for more than evidence as the man’s sweet smile and vulnerable eyes strike a chord inside him Win had thought gone forever.
Why not enjoy each other with no strings attached? Win and Elliot decide to make their own list.
Rule #1: Strictly friends with benefits.
Rule #2: No doing anything stupid like falling in love.
Rule #3….
See Elliot and Win ignore Rules #1 and #2.

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Release Blitz ~ Micah by Stella Shaw (Teasers)

Book Title* Micah, Love at the Haven book 3

Book Author* Stella Shaw

Publisher* self-published

Length* 194 pages / 57k words

Release date* 12 April 2021

Subgenres* Contemporary, MM, romance

Other* Available at Amazon and in KU

BUY LINK* books2read.com/micahhaven3

 

Book Blurb*

Micah and Fox weren’t each other’s first choice – but might they be the last?

Easygoing Micah takes the role of peacemaker at the Haven Hotel, where he’s one of the long-standing escorts. But beneath his tolerance he’s hiding turmoil and anger he daren’t let loose—the last time it got the better of him, his whole family fractured. However, on one fateful night, Micah strikes back at an abusive client, and also finds startling passion with a pop star travelling incognito. Blindsided by both, his life is never going to be the same.

Fox’s band is an online sensation, just about to break into live events. A talented songwriter with his career on the rise, he’s held the band together since they were all in college. So why does his public life now fill him with dread, threatening to rob him of his precious voice? Seeking anonymous comfort at the Haven, he’s mistakenly paired with Micah, and what was meant to be a straightforward business transaction affects him in a way he never imagined.

Two confused men in need of love and understanding—can they find it together?

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Release Blitz ~ Covert Strength by Elouise East

💖 Covert Strength is LIVE 💖

💕 Crush Book 7 by Elouise East 💕

→ Order Here: https://smarturl.it/CovertStrength 

 

~BLURB~

A single father receives more than he bargained for in the shape of an ex-military man in this emotional, low angst MM romance.

Can one night change their entire future?

Zak’s son means more to him than anything or anyone else. He refuses to allow another person the opportunity to hurt them. One night stands are all he can afford – emotionally and physically. When one night turns into more than he bargained for, he is blindsided in more ways than one.

Kenzo was honourably discharged from the military when he was in an accident. Adrift, he focuses on what he can do to help those in a similar situation. But hiding his roommate’s condition is taking its toll. One night with Zak turns his world upside down, and he finds he can’t go back to the way things were before.

What happens when secrets unfold and trust is tested to its limit?

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Cover Reveal ~ Covert Strength by Elouise East (Teasers)

💖 Covert Strength Cover Reveal 💖

💕 Crush Book 7 by Elouise East 💕

→ Preorder Here: https://smarturl.it/CovertStrength 

 

~BLURB~

A single father receives more than he bargained for in the shape of an ex-military man in this emotional, low angst MM romance.

Can one night change their entire future?

Zak’s son means more to him than anything or anyone else. He refuses to allow another person the opportunity to hurt them. One night stands are all he can afford – emotionally and physically. When one night turns into more than he bargained for, he is blindsided in more ways than one.

Kenzo was honorably discharged from the military when he was in an accident. Adrift, he focuses on what he can do to help those in a similar situation. But hiding his roommate’s condition is taking its toll. One night with Zak turns his world upside down, and he finds he can’t go back to the way things were before.

What happens when secrets unfold and trust is tested to its limit?

This is a standalone novel within the Crush series, but if you would like to check it out from book 1, head over to First Kiss: https://smarturl.it/LFirstKiss 

Follow Elouise East here: https://linktr.ee/elouiseeastauthor

Release Blitz ~ An Echo in the Sorrow (Soulbound #6) by Hailey Turner (Excerpt)

Title: 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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Release Blitz ~ Mr. Uptight by Felice Stevens (Reviews + Teasers)

Title: Mr. Uptight

Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2021

Jude:
What do you do when you wake up with a hangover and find yourself in bed with your best friend’s younger brother?
Who happens to be your new brother-in-law?
The man who drives you crazy.
The man who’s always skated by on fast-talk, good looks, and a bright smile.
The one who makes you want to break all the rules.
You hire him as your assistant, of course. And pray you can keep your sanity.
And your hands off him.
Mason:
How do you prove you’ve changed?
That you’re no longer the party-boy who always needed rescuing from his own mistakes—and boy you’ve made some big ones.
But no one needs to know your secrets.
You take a job with the one man who doesn’t trust you.
The man who’s waiting for you to screw up.
You try and forget that one explosive night together.
Except you can’t.
And to your shock…neither can he.
What do you do when the one man you can’t imagine living with is the one you can’t live without?

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Cover Reveal ~ Memories of the Dark by H.M. Wolfe & Evera Ellis

🖤❤️ Memories of the Dark Cover Reveal ❤️🖤

The Base Book 5 by H.M. Wolfe and Evera Ellis

→Preorder Here: https://smarturl.it/TheBaseMOTD

 

~BLURB~

True love knows no boundaries.

Fergus loved his husband very much, but that love was twisted around and used against him until he was a shell of the man he once was. Only Everly, the fiercely protective man his mind created, was able to keep him from taking his own life. When his husband finally crosses a line, Fergus’s life hangs in the balance, and just when he thought it was over, two shining beacons kept him tethered to this world.

Dehaan lived a solitary life until he was taken in by the president of the Steel Riders MC. With his pharmaceutical knowledge, he began helping them to eradicate the potent drugs invading the city. Having been physically abused as a teenager getting close to someone else was difficult for him, but it didn’t stop his heart from wanting the son of the president, even though the man was more than he could ever take on.

Xavier had been a dominant for as long as he can remember, but he still has things to learn. The love for his best friend has been holding him back from finding his own happily ever after. Until he takes a chance and is rewarded with Dehaan’s admission of love. His protective instincts flare around his best friend and lover, but even more so when they find a man clinging to life in an abandoned warehouse.

Xavier and Dehaan take him home and nurse Fergus back to health. When they realise the man has split personality disorder, it doesn’t stop Xavier from falling for the protective but submissive Everly, and Dehaan from falling for Fergus.

Can their newfound relationship survive the addition of a third?

 

Goodreads link: https://smarturl.it/TheBaseMOTDGR

Cover Designed by C.J. Bishop

→Get Started Here←

Dancing in the Dark (The Base, Book 1): https://smarturl.it/TheBaseDITD

~Also on Kindle Unlimited~

Release Blitz ~ T.A.G. Family Christmas (The Assassins’ Guild Book 3) by A.G. Carothers

🎀☃️ T.A.G. Family Christmas is now LIVE! ☃️🎀

The Assassins’ Guild Book 3 by A.G. Carothers

Order Here: mybook.to/TAGFC

 

~BLURB~

Happy Holidays from everyone at T.A.G. Your one-stop shopping source for all your killing needs.

It isn’t all stabbings, poisonings, and shootings here at The Assassins’ Guild. We decided to pause that and take a little time to celebrate being alive, and for some, being in love.

This is your friendly communications agent, Mr. No, here to tell you about the holiday fun Mr. H and his boys got up to this one Christmas.

Once upon a time, there was a Bob. This Bob got tasked with three missions. Not just any old ordinary missions, but missions of love…

Between guarding Connor, being stalked by Enrique, and being his usual sneaky self, Bob must put into motion three big surprises for his chosen family. 

But it’s not all snowman contests and catching Mr. Ti in potentially embarrassing situations while they vacation in a chateau outside of Paris. Oh no, something is afoot. Mr. H won’t let the new problem code-named The Poacher interfere with family time.

So, take a little time out of your busy schedule and join us for a T.A.G. Family Christmas the likes of you’ll never forget. 

Attention: This story contains adorableness taken to a whole new level. There are adult situations, language, kinky snowman, and all the churros you can eat.

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Release Blitz ~ Bittersweet Truth (Patrician Book #3) by RG Angel (Reviews + Teasers)

Title: Bittersweet Truth
Series: Patrician Book #3
Author: RG Angel
Genre: M/M Romance Novella
Release Date: October 1, 2020

Antoine St. Vincent is a lot of things – a clown, an hedonist, a party boy, the heir of the St.Vincent family fortune.

At least that’s what the world labels him. But he sees himself differently – as a fraud, a coward, a liar hiding who he is in the fear of losing his parents’ money.

But he’s content to pretend what he’s not in order to keep his more than luxurious lifestyle.

That is, until he meets Grayson Clay.

Grayson, the openly gay artist who is not only supremely hot and extremely talented, but who also makes Antoine feel things he didn’t know he could feel. A man who shows him how to be happy, how to love and be loved for who he is rather than what he presents.

Now is the time for Antoine to decide what matters the most: the legacy or his heart? Money or love? The freedom of the truth or the prison of the lie?

Truth is the ultimate price of love… Will Antoine be willing to pay it?

 

“Bittersweet Truth is a captivating portrait of secrets, lies, and unfailing love – a beautifully rendered love story.” – USA Today bestselling Author L.J. Shen

~ * ~ Racheals Review ~ * ~

4 Stars

Joyous read from start to finish!!! A rich boy who was held above others because of the family he was born into but having to to deny his sexuality. Never being able to have a meaningful relationship.

A hard-working artist who refuses to ever take a helping hand. His beliefs are strong and he feels that hard work is what it takes to make a name.

When the two meet, it’s not hot sparks and lust at first sight. The first time Antoine meets Grayson, he can’t believe his eyes. He is stunned stupid over the beautiful man in front of him but he is thrown by the cold shoulder that he receives in return.

Party boys and one night stands are far from what Grayson wants or needs so finally meeting Antoine does nothing but confirm everything he has heard. Regardless of how sexy he may be.

However, walls fall and soon our those two beautiful men find a love like no other. Grayson gets a dream patronage that he can’t wait to start and a man he is falling in love with.

These two are spectacular together. I loved their story of doing what it takes to having everything they ever wanted. It’s a story with love, angst, deception, and finally coming home.

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

3.75 Stars

This is book 3 in The Patricians series, but it can be read as a standalone, which is what I did, since the first two books are MF, and I had no trouble following along.

I liked Antoine and Grayson. Antoine was the poor little rich boy who acted out because he couldn’t (read: didn’t want to) come out for fear of losing his inheritance. Which made no sense after his BFF Taylor pointed out he had a 9-digit trust fund no one but him could touch and after that when he told his friends and Grayson that if they could limit their spending to 2 million per year, they’d have enough to last them for the rest of their lives. *sighs* Still, even if he kept who he was from Grayson, he was nice enough. And Grayson, well, he was a lovely character. He was hard working and talented, determined to have a career as an artist on his own merits. Antoine and Grayson had a lot of chemistry and they seemed great together, when Antoine wasn’t keeping secrets from Grayson, that is.

I really liked the rest of Antoine’s friends. Yes, they were a little too OTT, rich and spoiled, but at least they had Antoine’s back when he needed them. I didn’t like Antoine’s grandmother or his parents, though, and frankly, he didn’t need them (or their money) in his life.

Overall, it was an enjoyable book, entertaining, sexy, a bit OTT, but I have no trouble recommending it.

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

 
R.G Angel is a trained lawyer, world traveler, coffee addict, cheese aficionado, avid book reviewer and blogger.
She considers herself as an ‘Eclectic romantic’ and wants to write romances in every sub-genre she can think of.
When she is not busy doing all her lawyerly mayhem, and because she is living in rainy Britain, she mostly enjoys indoor activities such as reading, watching TV, playing with her crazy puppy and writing stories she hopes will make you dream.
If you want to know when R.G.’s next book will come out, or what signing she will be attending please follow her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRGAngel/
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Cover Reveal ~ The Hookup by Kindle Alexander (Teasers)

Title: The Hookup
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance Novella
Release Date: October 12, 2020
Cover Design: Reese Dante Book Cover Art & Design
 
Meet me @ The Hookup?
A well-deserved celebration is in order for attorney Easton Elliott. Everything is going as planned until a tempting glimpse of the past sidebars the handsome attorney’s party.
An unexpected invitation has linguist Grant Holt excited about the spur-of-the-moment rendezvous. But words are futile when he arrives to find there’s been a mix up.
A text, a celebration, and a misunderstanding all lead to…The Hookup

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