Release Blitz ~ Heat by TL Travis (Review + Excerpt)

RELEASE BLITZ

Book Title: Heat: An ABCs of Love Novel

Author and Publisher: TL Travis

Cover Artist: Nicole Blanchard

Release Date: May 26, 2022

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Opposites attract, forced proximity

Themes: Coming out later in life, small town romance

Heat Rating: 3 – 4 flames

Length: 175 pages

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

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Buy Links – Available in Kindle Unlimited

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Can two opposites in forced proximity learn to play nicely or will one wind up in an iron grave?

 

Blurb

What do you get when you throw a burly blacksmith and the town’s poster child for clumsiness together?

A whole lot of swearing and a threatening use of duct tape.

And the need to construct a sign that reads, “DO NOT LET CAMPBELL NEAR THE FORGE!”

Alabaster Falls’ local blacksmith, Daughtry Blackburn, was satisfied with his reclusive status. He had iron to bend and orders to fill but he knew he needed something to take the business to the next level. His father had fought taking their business into the twenty-first century, but since he’d passed, it was up to Daughtry to keep things forward moving and he knew there was no way to do so without being on the World Wide Web. Metalworking, he got. Computers, not so much.

Campbell Jenkins was desperate to be accepted by his peers in the little town he’d called home since birth. Problem was, he was accident-prone. Not just in the sense of an occasional break here or there, but in a can’t walk by glass without it shattering – even when it seemed he was a mile away type of thing. No matter how hard he tried to fit in, this curse led to failure. Forced to stay stuck inside the walls of the home his grandmother left him, he spent his time learning all he could about computers and social media. His online friends never cast him aside—too bad the real world wasn’t as kind.

When he answers an ad in the local paper for online marketing assistance, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Least of all, the brawny man answering the door to a log cabin that had seen better days.

Can two opposites in forced proximity learn to play nicely or will one wind up in an iron grave?

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Release Blitz ~ Heat by TL Travis (Review)

Title: Heat
Author: TL Travis
Genre: MM
Romance

Cover Designer: Indie Sage
Model: Simon
Photog: Paul Henry Serres
Publication Date: May 25th, 2022

Hosted by: Lady
Amber’s PR

Blurb:

What do you get when you throw a burly blacksmith and the town’s poster child for clumsiness
together?

 A whole lot of swearing and a threatening use of duct tape.

 And the need to construct a sign that reads, “DO NOT LET CAMPBELL NEAR THE FORGE!”

 Alabaster Falls’ local blacksmith, Daughtry Blackburn, was satisfied with his reclusive status.
He had iron to bend and orders to fill but he knew he needed something to take
the business to the next level. His father had fought taking their business
into the twenty-first century, but since he’d passed, it was up to Daughtry to
keep things forward moving and he knew there was no way to do so without being
on the World Wide Web. Metalworking, he got. Computers, not so much.

 Campbell Jenkins was desperate to be accepted by his peers in the little town he’d called home since birth. Problem was, he was accident-prone. Not just in the sense of an
occasional break here or there, but in a “can’t walk by glass without it
shattering – even when it seemed he was a mile away” type of thing. No matter
how hard he tried to fit in, this curse led to failure. Forced to stay stuck
inside the walls of the home his grandmother left him, he spent his time
learning all he could about computers and social media. His online friends never
cast him aside—too bad the real world wasn’t as kind.

When he answers an ad in the local paper for online marketing assistance, he wasn’t sure what to
expect. Least of all, the brawny man answering the door to a log cabin that had
seen better days.

 Can two opposites in
forced proximity learn to play nicely or will one wind up in an iron grave?

 

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Release Tour ~ All American Boy Series Part Two by Various Authors (Reviews + Giveaway)

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Welcome to the All American Boy Series

Are you ready to set sail with these hot new boys from the All American Boy Series?

The All American Boy Series is proud to deliver 9 new MM romance books in the shared world experience you’ve come to know and love. All books are standalone novellas with some cross-over elements.

Join us for Gay Romances from Shane K. Morton, BL Maxwell, Kris Jacen, David Michael, Layla Dorine, Sierra Hill writing as K.C. Kassidy, Miski Harris, TL Travis, Elle Keaton

Week Two’s releases include:

Devin’s Boys by Layla Dorine releasing April 11th

Pretty Boy by Sierra Hill writing as K.C. Kassidy releasing April 12th

Boy Overboard by Miski Harris releasing April 13th

Summer Boy by TL Travis releasing April 14th

Not a Boy by Elle Keaton releasing April 15th

Week 2 Out Now with DATES


Devin’s Boys by Layla Dorine

Devin's Boys Layla Dorine

Releasing April 11th

Coming home was supposed to be the end of something, until Mikal barreled into his life….and he wasn’t alone.

For Devin McKay, music has been his lover, his drug, and his best friend for as long as he can remember, but there was always something he denied himself while he pursued it. Now that his band has broken up and he’s returned to his hometown of Stoney Brook, he’s settled into a new, somewhat drunken routine, while he tries to get accustomed to this new phase in his life. The last thing he expected was an old friend to send a troubled young musician his way.

Mikal needs help, or rather, his best friend, Moon, needs help getting over the blinding bouts of stage fright that have been plaguing him for the last year. He’ll do anything to get to the root of Moon’s issues, even follow along with the unorthodox methods Devin prescribes for them. After all, Devin was a success in the industry, while Mikal and Moon have been struggling to get a foot in the door.

They aren’t the only ones struggling. Moon’s longtime friend with benefits, Derrick, spends most days rudderless and pretending to be okay. There are things he needs that Moon tries desperately to give him, but Moon has needs too. All their pieces have jagged edges, but with a little twisting and turning, and a lot of songs, they might discover a way they can all fit.

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Pretty Boy by Sierra Hill
writing as K.C. Kassidy

Pretty Boy KC Cassidy

Releasing April 12th

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New Release Review ~ Summer Boy by TL Travis

Summer Boy by TL Travis

Summer Boy TL Travis

Releasing April 14th

Summer romance is not for those who are led by their heart.

For Jonah Thomas, life is wake up, eat breakfast, go to work at his family’s restaurant Ahoy Matey’s. Lather, rinse, repeat. Next! His hometown, the sleepy little Stoney Brook, Maine, doesn’t offer much for someone like Jonah.

He’s not really living and has no clear path in front of him. Jonah merely…exists.

Party boy, Micah Hannigan is determined to enjoy the summer before his final year of college. Stoney Brooke, Maine is not on his bucket list. Two weeks there with his family is a life sentence, especially when his friends are living it up on the beaches of Florida where he should be.

Micah has plans, lots of them but he’d never factored in meeting the beautiful and intriguing Jonah Thomas.

It’s crazy how love always finds a way when you least expect it.

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Cover Reveal ~ All American Boys Series (Giveaway)

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Check out the series cover reveal for the upcoming All American Boy Series

Releasing from April 5th

Are you ready to set sail with these hot new boys from the All American Boy Series?

The All American Boy Series is proud to deliver 9 new MM romance books in the shared world experience you’ve come to know and love. All books are standalone novellas with some cross-over elements.

Books included in this gay romance series are:

The Boy is Mine by Shane K. Morton – April 5th

Green Eyed Boy by BL Maxwell – April 6th

Sailor Boy by Kris Jacen – April 7th

The Boy on the Horizon by David Michael – April 8th

Devin’s Boys by Layla Dorine – April 11th

Pretty Boy by Sierra Hill writing as K.C. Kassidy – April 12th

Boy Overboard by Miski Harris – April 13th

Summer Boy by TL Travis – April 14th

Not a Boy by Elle Keaton – April 15th

MM AABS Series Cover Reveal (1)

Series subscriber page:
www.subscribepage.com/all-american-boy-series

Series Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/allamericanboyseries

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New Release Review ~ Jaxson’s Nemesis by TL Travis

Jaxson’s Nemesis by TL Travis

 

Jaxson Duvall, bass player for the band Maiden Voyage wasn’t born into wealth or fame. He achieved it with hard work and a need to prove himself. To whom, well, that is the million-dollar question right there. When his foolish antics threaten to bankrupt him, it’s time for him to stop acting like a spoiled brat and grow the hell up before his band brothers find a new bassist.

Shephard “Shep” Newsome was the opposite. Thrust into the limelight at birth and cast out damn near the same way. When his indiscretions tarnished his family name, his father said no more. Humiliated, shamed, and shunned, he moved away to begin anew but trouble still seemed to find him. Tired of running, he puts down roots only to find himself right smack in the middle of it once again.

What happens when a Rockstar with more money than brains clashes with his neighbor who has a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas? You have a recipe for disaster… or rage-infused love.

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Maiden Voyage series must be read in order as each book starts where the last one ended but is from another band members point of view:

1 – Ryder’s Guardian

2 – Derek’s Destiny

3 – Jaxson’s Nemesis

4 – Shadow’s Light

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New Release Review ~ Jaxson’s Nemesis by TL Travis

Jaxson’s Nemesis by TL Travis

 

Jaxson Duvall, bass player for the band Maiden Voyage wasn’t born into wealth or fame. He achieved it with hard work and a need to prove himself. To whom, well, that is the million-dollar question right there. When his foolish antics threaten to bankrupt him, it’s time for him to stop acting like a spoiled brat and grow the hell up before his band brothers find a new bassist.

Shephard “Shep” Newsome was the opposite. Thrust into the limelight at birth and cast out damn near the same way. When his indiscretions tarnished his family name, his father said no more. Humiliated, shamed, and shunned, he moved away to begin anew but trouble still seemed to find him. Tired of running, he puts down roots only to find himself right smack in the middle of it once again.

What happens when a Rockstar with more money than brains clashes with his neighbor who has a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas? You have a recipe for disaster… or rage-infused love.

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Maiden Voyage series must be read in order as each book starts where the last one ended but is from another band members point of view:

1 – Ryder’s Guardian

2 – Derek’s Destiny

3 – Jaxson’s Nemesis

4 – Shadow’s Light

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New Release Review ~ VIP Access (The Road To Rocktoberfest Book 7) by Morticia Knight

Release Day Review ~ VIP Access

(The Road To Rocktoberfest Book 6) by Morticia Knight

 

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A singing sensation who steals hearts. The wannabe guitarist who worships him. Can true love survive once the tour is over?

Glitter Kink is one of the headlining bands at Rocktoberfest, and Braylin Sinclair can’t believe he’s scored a gig as their guitar tech. He’d rather be their guitarist, but he’ll take what he can get. Plus, how can he resist the opportunity to get up close and personal with Zen Diamond, the flashy singer he’s idolized since he was a kid?

Zen’s reputation as one of the kinkiest rockers on the scene can sometimes overshadow his musical prowess. As the founding member of Glitter Kink, he runs the show. His songs, his rules. The band’s world-wide tour is about to kick-off, however, lately there’s been more ills than thrills.

One night as they’re about to take the stage, everything falls apart. Unless a miracle occurs, the tour will be over and the band’s future in jeopardy. But then a sweet young thing steps up and claims he can save the gig.

Will Zen take a chance on a shy and inexperienced kid? Or will he only allow Braylin to be a star in his bedroom?

Note: VIP Access is the 7th book in the multi-author Road to Rocktoberfest Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

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New Release Review ~ Bad Blood (The Road To Rocktoberfest #6) by B.L. Morticia

Bad Blood

(The Road To Rocktoberfest #6)

by B.L. Morticia

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Description

Thiago is thrust into the spotlight when his brother’s band is in trouble, but it’s the sexy Corrigan who tugs at his heartstrings. Will their undeniable bond destroy Burnt Ember’s chance at fame?

After graduating from college, Thiago is ready for some action. Being a virgin at twenty-four sucks, and he’s determined to shed his V-card the second he finds the right man. Just because he’s a different kind of guy, doesn’t mean he can’t find true love, right? No matter how long it takes, Thiago refuses to settle for less. 

With one failed relationship after another, Corrigan is ready to throw in the towel. Why can’t the band’s good juju rub off on his love life? Doesn’t help that he’s infatuated with his fellow guitarist. Those feelings could ruin their chance at being a huge success. 

Right when Burnt Embers embarks on their first tour, everything crumbles. Confusion and anger disrupt the band as Thiago and Corrigan attempt to unravel the meaning behind their intense emotional connection. Even worse, a former nemesis rears his ugly head, attempting to sever the relationship they’ve built. 

Will their insta-lust sizzle enough to endure the trouble ahead or lead heavy metal’s newest sensation onto a path of destruction?

Only the strongest couples survive the pressure of fame.

Bad Blood is the 6th book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like stories featuring polar opposites seeking their happy ever after with some drama thrown in, you’ll love this rockin’ book. 

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Release Day Review ~ Rhone’s Rebel (The Road To Rocktoberfest Book 5) by TL Travis

Release Day Review ~ Rhone’s Revel

(The Road To Rocktoberfest Book 5) by TL Travis

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Rhone Horne, drummer for the band Embrace the Fear, bleeds rock ‘n roll. Being the son of legendary drummer Sage Horne, the first time Rhone picked up his father’s old drumsticks, he knew he was destined to follow in his footsteps. But filling such big shoes would not come easily.

Ely Pearcy, made a promise to himself on his eighteenth birthday that he would never again hide who he was. His love of lace, silk, and six-inch heels got him banned from his childhood home the day he graduated high school. Alone and penniless, Ely sought solace in a local LGBTQA+ shelter amongst his peers.

Rhone’s Rebel is the 5th book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

Rhone’s Rebel takes place between Derek’s Destiny, book 2 and Jaxson’s Nemesis, book 3 of the Maiden Voyage series.

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Release Day Review ~ Wild Card (The Road To Rocktoberfest Book 3) by Nic Starr

Release Day Review ~ Wild Card

(The Road To Rocktoberfest Book 3) by Nic Starr

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💗 Rock Star
💗 Opposites Attract
💗 Chasing Dreams

Hitting the big time in Australia isn’t enough. Making it overseas, now that’s on a whole other level.

Rafe Moreno, lead singer of HyperOctane, is on the brink of achieving everything he’s set out to do before his thirtieth birthday. Ten years of hard work and focus is finally paying off. Not that he doesn’t enjoy the rock and roll lifestyle—adoration, parties, men. What’s not to like? Including a hot hook-up with his bandmate’s younger brother. But the most important thing is keeping his eye on the prize at any cost.

Parker Shaw is nothing like his outgoing, super-talented rock star brother, so finding himself on a plane heading to the other side of the world to play guitar with HyperOctane is insane. Who in their right mind would want an ordinary, skinny, red-haired analyst to perform with one of the top bands from Australia?

Rafe’s dream is the big time, not a relationship. The furthest thing from Parker’s mind is trusting his broken heart to anyone again. But what happens on the road, stays on the road, right? Rafe and Parker embark on the rock tour of a lifetime, a tour that will bring a lot more than they expected, because love is a wild card, not something you can plan for.

Wild Card is an opposites attract, forced proximity, rock star romance.

Wild Card is the third book in the multi-author Road to Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

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Release Day Review ~ Tattered Angel (The Road To Rocktoberfest #2) by Layla Dorine

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Synopsis:

Since the moment he picked up his first guitar, Dez Conway dreamed of being a Rockstar. A multi-talented musician with the ability to play the electric violin, electric cello and even the bass, he’d be an asset to any group of musicians, if only the bands who’d hired him over the years had truly thought that way. Instead, he’s singing for the dishes in an upscale restaurant, bitter, pissed off and unwilling to entertain the offer to replace the front man of the world-famous Deviant Angels because why the hell would they be any different than the guys who’d kicked him to the curb in the past?

Only…they’re not the Deviant Angels, their longtime front man took the name with him when he left, along with their hopes of getting back out on the road again and playing the music they love. Of course, a talented musician like Dez could change all of that for them, if they can convince him that this time, his dreams of rock stardom, and love, can actually come true.

Tattered Angel is the 2nd book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

 

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Release Day Review ~ Strung Tight (Road To Rocktoberfest Series Book 1) by Ann Lister

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Description

– Bisexual Discovery
– First Love
– Rockstar / Roadie
– Stage fright / Anxiety
– Low Angst / HEA

 

Blurb:

What’s better than having your rock idol, Dagger Drummond be the mentor for your band? Having your band selected as one of the performing acts at the iconic music festival, Rocktoberfest.

My band was about to step onto our first professional stage. We’d more than earned our spot in the lineup. We had the talent and Dagger groomed our stage swagger. All that was left was to wow the socks off of the audience.

It should be easy, except I had major anxiety issues and it’s frowned upon when lead singers collapse on stage from panic attacks. Another detail adding to my anxiety level, I recently fell in love with a man. Imagine that, a straight guy falling for a dude. It’s the stuff stories are made of – and yet it’s my life.

Rocktoberfest was supposed to be fun but our trip turned sour when my guy went AWOL. Now my concentration is shot and my is heart heavy thinking his absence might have more to do with him not wanting to be with me than missing the bus. One way or another, I had to give the performance of my career – regardless of what was going on inside my head or my heart.

Strung Tight is the 1st book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

 

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New Release Review: Maiden Voyage: Derek’s Journey (Maiden Voyage #2) by TL Travis (Series Review)

New Release Review:

Maiden Voyage: Derek’s Journey

(Maiden Voyage #2)

by TL Travis

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Blurb:

For Maiden Voyage lead vocalist, Derek Masters, life has had its fair share of ups and downs.  Most recently, almost losing his best friend and lead guitarist, Ryder Hampton while they were on the road. They’ve just come off a whirlwind European tour and have a few weeks of R&R before hitting Rocktoberfest in Nevada this fall.

While Derek’s looking forward to time with his family, the loneliness of living in his big, empty house suffocates him. Seems rest isn’t always what one needs. For Derek, he’s a natural caregiver, always wanting to help others. Even when it’s not in his best interest.

Logan Bell has wanted to be a teacher since playing school in his backyard with his childhood friends. He loves to nurture young minds, and teach them the necessary skills in ways they can grasp and retain it. Never for a moment did he think that gift would be turned on him.

Can two souls who feel the need to be there for everyone, find a way to be there for themselves? Or will their hopes and dreams all be washed away by rushing floodwaters in a monsoon storm?

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New Release Review: Maiden Voyage: Derek’s Journey (Maiden Voyage #2) by TL Travis

New Release Review:

Maiden Voyage: Derek’s Journey

(Maiden Voyage #2)

by TL Travis

Amazon (Available on KU)  |  Goodreads

 

Blurb:

For Maiden Voyage lead vocalist, Derek Masters, life has had its fair share of ups and downs.  Most recently, almost losing his best friend and lead guitarist, Ryder Hampton while they were on the road. They’ve just come off a whirlwind European tour and have a few weeks of R&R before hitting Rocktoberfest in Nevada this fall.

While Derek’s looking forward to time with his family, the loneliness of living in his big, empty house suffocates him. Seems rest isn’t always what one needs. For Derek, he’s a natural caregiver, always wanting to help others. Even when it’s not in his best interest.

Logan Bell has wanted to be a teacher since playing school in his backyard with his childhood friends. He loves to nurture young minds, and teach them the necessary skills in ways they can grasp and retain it. Never for a moment did he think that gift would be turned on him.

Can two souls who feel the need to be there for everyone, find a way to be there for themselves? Or will their hopes and dreams all be washed away by rushing floodwaters in a monsoon storm?

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