Friday, February 10, 2017

Virtual Tour ~ Embers by Kate Sherwood ~ (Giveaway)

Virtual Tour ~ Embers by Kate Sherwood ~ (Giveaway)

About Embers

Small town—big problems. Jericho Crewe is back in Mosely, Montana, trying to deal with police corruption, interfering feds, his newly discovered family members, and, of course, Wade Granger.

He doesn’t really need a biker war on top of it all, but as the bodies start to pile up, it becomes pretty clear that’s what he’s got. Not only that, but Wade’s involved somehow, and as soon as Wade is a part of something, things that seemed clear become cloudy.

With the feds breathing down his neck, Jericho has to find his way through Wade’s maze of half truths and manipulations. It would all be so much easier if Jericho could think straight in the other man’s presence. So much easier if their passionate past could be forgotten, and if he could be sure he’s strong enough to resist the temptation of a passionate present.

3.5 Stars! 

Another decent installment in this series...and could the romance I've been waiting for be making an appearance?

So, from what I've read in books 1 and 2, they're pretty much one long tale that'll end up being told in 4 parts (at least for now, according to the publisher's website), with book 3 out on 06/03/2017 and book 4 out on 03/04/2017. It's a tale that takes place in small town America, where the locals seem to look after their own, whether good, bad or a mix of both, and where the cops have to work alongside the FBI and the DEA, which have an interest in what's happening so close to the Canadian border.

Again, it's very well-written and in this book, I began to get more of a feel for Jericho/Jay and Wade, and which agents can be 'trusted' and which shady types aren't really that shady and which are. It's a decent tale in which we're getting close to the mystery of what Wade's been up to in the 15 years since Jay's been gone, and, yes, they have an encounter. It's not sweet or romantic, but frantic and, I think, connecting. They're in no way in any kind of relationship, but their coming together lets Jay know how Wade really feels about being left behind - I think the guy's a closet romantic - and shows him that Wade is shades of grey, not black like he's being painted by the authorities. I think also, Wade is beginning to realise that the 'you can take the boy out of Mosley, Montana, but you can't get Mosley, Montana entirely out of the boy', which should make for an interesting remainder of the series.

I got more into this tale than book 1, because I went into this knowing that it wasn't an out-and-out romance, and yes, I appreciated it more.

ARC courtesy of Riptide Publishing for my reading pleasu

About Kate Sherwood

Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!

Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”--other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!

Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy--the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?

Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.

After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.

Twitter: @kate_sherwood 


To celebrate the release of all four books in the Common Law series, we’re giving away one four-tour-wide GRAND PRIZE of $100 in Riptide credit! Enter at each stop on each tour (once they go live) to maximize your chances to win! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 8, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the Embers tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats on the new release! I had a good time reading your previous books, I'm sure this series will be the same.

  2. Thank you for the review. It is much appreciated!
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  3. " can't get Mosley, Montana entirely out of the boy..."

    Exactly what I had in mind. I would have upped the rating to 4 stars, tho.

    Thanks for coming by to Bayou Book Junkie, Kate! <3


  4. Thanks for the review!


  5. Congratulations on the release of the Common Law series. The tour has been great.
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  6. congrats on the release...

  7. I have enjoyed every book I have read by Kate so I am looking forward to reading this book! Sacrati is my favorite of Kate's! ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Congrats on the release & thanks for the review. The series sounds great!

  9. Sounds great! mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Thanks for the post and review, and congrats. I love gay romance mixed in with a good crime drama, and this sounds great. - Purple Reader
    - TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com