Sunday, April 14, 2019

Blog Tour: Laws of Attraction (The Manx Cat Guardians #6) by J.P. Sayle (Excerpt+Reviews+Giveaway)

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Laws of Attraction 
The Manx Cat Guardians Book 6 
J.P. Sayle 
Gay Fiction Romance 
Release Date: 03.28.19
Final Cover - Laws of Attraction Manx 6 

Nick Riley, on the surface has it all. He’s grown up in a loving family, owns his own home, and has a job he loves. Yet under that façade of a happy life, Nick hides a multitude of secrets and lies. Those same secrets and lies have forced him to build walls to protect himself and kept others away.

Nick’s life is unraveling, and his walls are tumbling when his brother invites him for a visit to the Isle of Man. Nick is left floundering, unsure which way to turn and who to trust when his past decides to come knocking. Things go from bad to worse when Nick finds the fates haven’t finished with him, and his brother’s best friend, Brody Quilliam, comes to stay.

Brody Quilliam needs a break from his life and the weight of responsibility of his job. So when his best friend, Aaden Riley, moves to the Isle of Man and asks him to visit, Brody decides to take him up on the offer. Only things don’t go as planned when he finds Aaden’s younger brother, Nick, visiting at the same time.

Their love-hate relationship is only the beginning of Brody’s concerns. Events he can’t explain make him think he’s stuck in the twilight zone.

Witches, spells, and misconceptions are only the tip of the iceberg as Brody struggles to come to terms with the unbelievable.

Warning: Some of the content of this book is sexually graphic, with the use of explicit language and adult situations involving two males. It is only intended for mature adults.

This is the sixth book in the series and should be read in order to give the reader the back story of the other characters. The main characters in this book do get a HEA, but there is a storyline threading through the main story that is a cliffhanger and relates to a future series.

Teaser - Brody
Teaser - Nick Teaser - Morgana

Brody forced himself to lightly shut the bedroom door, even when his hands itched to slam it. The temper bubbled through his body. He looked at the large wardrobe mirror to see if there was steam coming out of his ears. He was surprised to see nothing. 

Aaden, that cock-blocking fucker.

Brody was starting to think Aaden had a built-in radar. Any time he seemed to be making any progress with Nick, then bam, up would pop Aaden. 

He dropped the towel and took hold of his erection with trembling fingers. The same erection he was mortified to acknowledge had sprung up when Nick was hurling down the loo. Nick’s tight arse waving at him, encased in a scrap of black silk, and that glorious naked skin on show was too much for his body to handle. 

Brody chewed his lip, disconcerted by his own behaviour. 

A blush heated his cheeks when he thought about why he left the bathroom door unlocked. He knew damn well Aaden and Greg used their en-suite shower and only used the bathroom in the evening if they wanted a joint bath. Had he secretly hoped Nick would catch him, naked and wet?

Destiny Collides Past and Present

3.75 Stars

I've been curious about this series for a while, and I finally got the chance to catch up with a couple of its books. First, I'll say that while this book could technically be read as a standalone—Ms. Sayle gives enough background info that you could actually get away with it—I think the experience might be better if you read the books in order, though.

I liked Joe and I felt bad for all he went through with his ex, Joel (although frankly, the whole Joe/Joel thing was a bit confusing at times). I was glad he had Aaden and later Martin, Brad and Stuart to help him out. Now, Stuart, well, it took me a long time to warm up to him. The whole thing with Greg in the first half of the book left me with a bad taste in my mouth, one would think Stuart would have been more mature than to act like that with an employee, even if he didn't really want to harass him. Stuart got better... eventually. What I can't deny is the amazing chemistry between Joe and Stuart. They were very hot together and I really liked the whole idea of fated soulmates in this 'verse.

The writing was good, if a bit overly detailed, and it flowed well. The story was intriguing and I liked the fantasy elements that the author wove into the plot. The story was engaging and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.

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

Laws of Attraction

4 Stars

While I had no trouble figuring out who was who and their backstory on Destiny Collides Past and Present, and even if Ms. Sayle is really good at providing some background regarding the characters in her books, I do think reading all the previous books in order might make it easier to follow the ongoing plot.

So, let me start by saying that I'm not too fond of multiple POVs in books, it's confusing to keep up with them all, and while Destiny Collides also featured several perspectives, there were a whole lot more here in LoA. I understand the reason behind this, this is not your traditional, run-of-the-mill romance, but a very detailed story with a huge cast of characters, all of whom play a part in the plotline, it's just that as I said before it can get frustrating trying to get who's perspective we're getting. Yes, most were clearly marked, but there were others that were just interjected into the story.

I really liked Nick and Brody and even if their relationship progressed at the speed of light once they got together after they met again, it didn't feel rushed. They were both intense, passionate people and really fit well together, once they got past the issues Christina had caused with the spell she cast over Brody, that is.

I loved catching up with Aaden, Greg and the rest of the gang, and while I wasn't a fan of Christina after what she did to Nick and Brody, I felt bad for her and I'm intrigued to learn more about her and Manny in the future.

Overall, this was a great addition to the series that only served to make me even more curious about what might be coming next.

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

Let me introduce myself, my name is Jayne, I’m a lady of a certain age (50, bites fingernails). I am an identical twin, the younger one of course by 7 minutes. I am married to a wonderfully complicated man, or as he puts it, off his rocker Rob. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary recently. I have one daughter and two grandbabies one boy and one girl.

I was born in the Isle of Man; this makes me Manx (not British or English). I moved to the UK for several years, and as a child, I lived in Italy for a while. But, the island calls to me so I returned home in 1998. I love the sea and now it’s only a stone’s throw from my home.

I have worked in the caring profession for 34 years and have been a hospital nurse manager, out of hours, for the past couple of years. I made the decision to work part time nights in 2016 so that I could pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a writer.

I have always believed that I could and would write a book, but life just seemed to get in the way. Until someone asked me the question, “What do I want?” The answer was easy, the hard part was making it happen. Well, it did and it has and it was life-changing for me.

So over two years later, my career path has changed and so has my life. I found my happiness again in something that just brightens my day. Now I won’t say it’s been a breeze because those who write know it’s not a total blast all the time, but it has been fun and exciting.

I am asked a lot why did I choose to write a gay romance. I went to a creative writing group (couldn’t recommend this enough for new writers); anyway, the course leader gave me these words of advice. “Put your inner critic aside, put pen to paper and just write, don’t worry about what comes out, just write.” I was a bit, really that works, but I decided to give it a go with it. Ignored all the research I did, which said to write about what you know because that just wasn’t working for me for many reasons. The answer it seemed was to try something different and I found it flowed out and 6 weeks later I had the bones of my first book (113,000 words). Writing something so different to what I was doing in my life, freed me.

My island is steeped in folklore and I have used some of this in my writing, particularly Where it all Began: Manx Cat Guardians Origins. The book, I have to say I love the most, if I had to choose right now, but that might change ☺

Writing has unleashed a beast in my mind and now I can’t switch it off. I follow a lot of authors and I listen to them talking about their characters talking to them. I so get this now, I find myself muttering and talking at odd times. I wake up at 3 am in the morning, with bits of story wanting a voice.
I have six books written currently with two more in the pipeline and a couple of ideas for future series, so you never know what will come next. I have lots of places you can stalker me if you’re interested in finding out more. Website address


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