Monday, November 30, 2015

Release Day Tour: Signs of Desire by Tempeste O'Riley (Excerpt + Giveaway)



TITLE: Signs of Desire

SERIES: Desires Entwined

AUTHOR: Tempeste O’Riley

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press


LENGTH: 200 Pages

RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2015

BLURB: Desires Entwined: Book Four

Simon Tyler knows his job as a gay romance author makes his lack of faith in love more than a little ironic, but he’s tired of being used for his wallet. When a night out turns into a matchmaking scheme orchestrated by his best friends, Simon’s not thrilled, but since he’s not the target and he’s sworn off happily-ever-after anyway, he goes along with it… until he meets Adrian, the object of their efforts, and finds perhaps he hasn’t given up on love after all.

Professor Adrian Keys has tried to date Hearing men before, but being Deaf himself, he’s never had any success at making a connection. After his friends con him into going out and Adrian realizes it’s all an elaborate plan to set him up, he braces for yet another failure, only to discover there is a spark—except it’s not with the man his friends had in mind, but with Simon Tyler instead.

Not all their friends have found a way past their romantic failures, but Simon and Adrian might be on the path to happily-ever-after.

Release Day Blast: Magic and Mistletoe by Annabelle Jacobs ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Day Blast: Magic and Mistletoe by Annabelle Jacobs ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author Name: Annabelle Jacobs
Book Name: Magic & Mistletoe
Release Date: November 30, 2015

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Christmas is Harry’s favourite time of the year, but it looks like he’ll be spending it alone. When it comes to the men he fancies, his luck is non-existent. Harry’s nerves always get the better of him—especially when he tries to talk to Andrew, the hot guy downstairs.

Everything changes when Harry meets a mysterious girl in the woods who professes to be a witch. He dismisses her claims, but when odd things start happening to him, he has to reconsider.

Andrew was attracted to Harry from the start, but their awkward encounters put him off. All goes well until Harry opens his mouth—and ruins it with his stupidity and silly comments. When Harry suddenly becomes more relaxed and they have a proper conversation, Andrew realises his first impression was wrong. As the days count down to December 25, they get swept up in the Christmas spirit and their relationship moves faster than either expected.

A little winter magic might have been the push they needed, but Harry worries that when it wears off, he’ll no longer be the man Andrew wants. 

Pages or Words: 40,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Humor, M/M Romance

Book Blast: M/M/M/M ~ Never Too early: Full Circle by Chris Owen and Tory Temple ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast: M/M/M/M ~ Never Too early: Full Circle by Chris Owen and Tory Temple ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Names: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Book Name: Never Too Early: Full Circle
Series: Never Too Early
Book: Three
Series must be read in order
Release Date: November 25, 2015

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In the final book of the Never Too Early series, cowboys Jake and Tor and firefighters Chance and Tucker have more on their plates than they bargained for. What started out as friendship has developed into strong feelings, and the couples continue to grow and learn about each other. However, adding two and two is more than a simple math problem. Words and emotions can be a dangerous mix, as the four men discover, and jealousy and miscommunication threaten what they've built together.

When two of the four unexpectedly connect, it sends all of them reeling. Pride is bruised and feelings are wounded, although they try desperately to hold themselves together in order to navigate this new territory. The physical distance between them all is both a blessing and a curse. When one of them reveals something that can't be taken back, it threatens the relationships of all four men. How do two separate couples blend themselves to become one unit? The doubts and fears threaten to overwhelm them all, and no one will emerge unscathed.

Pages or Words:  78,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly, Romance, Western/Cowboy

Virtual Book Tour: M/M ~ Clean by Mia Kerick ~ (5 Star Review, Author Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour: M/M ~ Clean by Mia Kerick ~ (5 Star Review, Author Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author Name: Mia Kerick
Book Name: Clean
Release Date: December 1, 2015

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High school senior Lanny Keating has it all. A three-sport athlete at Lauserville High School looking at a college football scholarship, with a supportive family, stellar grades, boy band good looks… until the fateful day when it all falls apart.
Seventeen-year-old Trevor Ladd has always been a publicly declared zero and the high school bad-boy. Abandoned by his mother and sexually abused by his legal guardian, Trevor sets his sights on mere survival.
Lanny seeks out Trevor’s companionship to avoid his shattered home life. Unwilling to share their personal experiences of pain, the boys explore ways to escape, leading them into sexual experimentation, and the abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol. Their mutual suffering creates a lasting bond of friendship and love.
When the time finally comes to get clean and sober, or flunk out of high school, only one of the boys will graduate, while the other spirals downward into addiction.
Will Lanny and Trevor find the strength to battle their demons of mind-altering substances as well as emotional vulnerability?
Clean takes the reader on a gritty trip into the real and raw world of teenage substance abuse.

Pages or Words: 289 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Release Day Blitz: M/M ~ Home for the Holidays Anthology ~ (Reviews, Excerpts + Giveaway)

Release Day Blitz: M/M ~ Home for the Holidays Anthology ~ (Reviews, Excerpts + Giveaway)
Home for the Holidays
M/M Romance Anthology
SJ Himes
Jenna Kendrick
Heather C. Leigh
Liv Rancourt
Felice Stevens

Cover Design: LateNite Designs
Cover Photo: StockPhoto
Release Date: 11.29.15

Home can be a person as well as a place. Everyone deserves a home for the holidays, as the stories in this collection affirm.
Proceeds from Home for the Holidays are being donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York City to help homeless LGBTQ youth.

Release Day Blitz: M/M ~ Professional Distance by Silvia Violet ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Professional Distance
Thorne & Dash Book 1
Silvia Violet

Cover Design: LC Chase
Cover Photo: StockPhoto
Release Date: 11.28.15

Thornwell Shipton is wealthy, uptight, closeted, and an incurable workaholic. A tragic love affair left him terrified of relationships, so he tells himself sex is better scheduled and paid for.

Riley Dashwood is young, easy-going, and comfortable in his own skin. He’s a passionate baker and an aspiring chef, working as an escort to save up for culinary school.

They’re clearly made for each other.

When Thorne hires Dash, it’s lust at first sight. After a few scorching nights together, both men start to wonder if what’s between them is more than physical, but their age gap and resistance to romance make them afraid to change their professional relationship to a personal one. Dash pushes Thorne to admit he wants things he’s denied himself for years. Kinky things. Soft, caring things. Things that force him to open his heart, not just his body. To move forward, one or the other must take a risk and ask for what he really wants.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Promo Spotlight and Guest Post: The Secret of Obedience by Liv Rancourt (Author Guest Post, Teaser, Excerpts + Giveaway)

Today we give a warm welcome to Liv Rancourt, the author of the soon to be released The Secret of Obedience and she wanted to share with us a bit of how this story came to be, a teaser and some awesome excerpts that have us wanting to read more of this fabulous story! BBJ

Author Guest Post:

Tracy & Mari…
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’m excited to have The Secret of Obedience in readers’ hands, and hope people have as much fun reading about Ronnie and Sang as I did writing their story. Every story I write takes a different path, though Secret’s was a little more complicated than most.
The seed for this story was planted during a class I took last winter. Kerri-Leigh Grady taught Strategies for Writing Fresh over at, and most of the assignments she gave us involved taking standard tropes and tweaking them one way or another. Like, instead of Frodo and Sam hiking to Mordor, maybe put Freddie and Shamus in a VW Van and make them drive across country or the world ends.
And maybe they fall in love. And maybe throw in Coyote, or some other trickster character, to give them trouble.
The class was a hoot, but I can’t go into much detail about the exercise that turned into Secret, because there’s a little twist at the end of the story and I don’t want to give it away.
Lalala…not saying…you’ll have to read it yourself…
Soon after finishing the class, one of my Facebook friends asked if anyone wanted to contribute to an anthology to benefit LGBT kids. I volunteered, and it didn’t take long to work the story up.  And then, sadly, the anthology got put on hold. I waited for a while, but I liked this story too much to leave it hanging out on my hard drive.
I decided to submit it to Evernight’s RomanceOnTheGo line, and while I was thrilled when they accepted, it felt a little odd to think about making money off a piece I’d written for a benefit project. Instead, I’m going to donate any money I earn to Nova High School, Seattle Public Schools’ alternative high school.  
My oldest kid goes to Nova, and I’m a huge fan of the program. A solid percentage of their students fall somewhere on the LGBTQ rainbow, and a number of those kids are either homeless or living independent of their families. For some of them, Nova is the only source of structure in their lives. The teachers, principal, and staff are dedicated and compassionate, and I absolutely believe in the work they do.
So even though the anthology didn’t come together, I’m going to do my part to help.
From an on-line class exercise to release day! The Secret of Obedience had to find its way, and I’m so happy to be sharing it now. One final thought…the title fits the story perfectly, but it does have kind of a BDSM vibe that isn’t in the story. So if you’re looking for kink, Secret isn’t really your jam, but if you’re looking for a fun, sexy read, check it out!
Thanks so much!

Liv Rancourt


Can a jock find love with a hot little hipster? Opposites attract, but secrets divide.

Ronnie Durand is a country boy who transfers to the University of Washington after two years at Central. He'll have to give up playing football, though finishing his education at a major university in Seattle - and being out and proud without having to look over his shoulder - makes the sacrifice worthwhile. 

But finding friends at a huge school is tough, especially when the hottest guy Ronnie meets makes him doubt his own sanity.

Sang's been on his own a long time. He's only a couple steps away from living on the street, and he's got dreams so big they don't leave space for a steady boyfriend. Then he meets Ronnie, who just might be strong enough to break through his long as Sang lets him in on one big secret. 

Buy Links (ARe & Evernight still pending)

Amazon   -   ARe   -    Evernight

Release Day Book Blast: M/M ~ Legal Briefs by Kyan Christopher ~ (Review, Adult Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Day Book Blast: M/M ~ Legal Briefs by Kyan Christopher ~ (Review, Adult Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author Name: Kyan Christopher
Book Name: Legal Briefs
Series: Bathhouse Stories
Book: Three
Book three can be read as a standalone,
 though characters from the first two do 
show up. Read books one and two for more
 information on them.
Release Date: November 28, 2015

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Josh works hard. Between school and an internship at an investment firm, he has little time and even less funds for an adventurous lifestyle. When a friend buys him a membership to a bathhouse, he encounters his knight in shining armor. But when his regular hookup seems to be too good to be true, suspicions and lies may end the relationship before it even starts.

Kimball’s law firm sends him to New Orleans to expand their Dallas law firm into the Crescent City. Deciding to have a little pleasure while in town for business, Kimball falls for a younger guy that he wants to spend time with. But living his life with secrets may prove to be his undoing, and moving to New Orleans to live out his happily-ever-after may become a distant dream.
Pages or Words: 186 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Blog Tour: M/M ~ How To Deal (An All Cocks Story Book #3) by TM Smith ~ (5 Star Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blog Tour: M/M ~ How To Deal (An All Cocks Story Book #3) by TM Smith ~ (5 Star Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

How to Deal
An All Cocks Story Book #3

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Jon Brennan comes from a long line of men in uniform; all born and bred to both bleed and wear blue. His family and the majority of his co-workers support him every step of the way, so he doesn’t need to hide the fact that he prefers men over women. Between the job and his larger than life, loud and rowdy half Irish, half Italian family, there isn’t much time for dating, much less finding a guy that can deal with the stress and demands placed on the shoulders of an NYPD Detective.

Kory White is cocky and abrasive with most people, but it is all a mirage, a façade he hides behind to keep his heart safe. As a child, Kory lost his mother to an act of violence. Soon after, he and his baby sister Kassandra were separated by the system. Kassandra was immediately adopted, but Kory spent the next ten years cycling through foster homes before moving to the Big Apple. In an effort to keep everyone at a distance, Kory has meticulously built himself an alter ego: Hayden Cox, All Cocks’ cockiest model.

These two strong willed men definitely prove opposites do attract. Both are stubborn and hard headed to a fault, Kory more so than Jon. But Jon is used to being in control, the one calling the shots, and Kory fights him at every turn. Just when it seems they have found a way to navigate the unchartered territory that is love, tragedy knocks on Kory’s door yet again. Volatile and strong, even in the face of adversity, both men refuse to give up on each other - or their love.

Blog Tour: M/M ~ Will & Patrick Do the Holidays by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour: M/M ~ Will & Patrick Do the Holidays by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author: Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths
Title:  Will & Patrick Do the Holidays
Series Title and Number: Wake Up Married, Episode 3
Publisher:  Leta Blake Books
Release Date:  November 23, 2015
Genre:  Romantic Comedy M/M Romance
Tags:  gay, woke up married, tropes, rom-com, mafia, forced marriage, disabled heroes
Heat Level: 5!!!! Super hot!!
Pairing: M/M
Length: 117 Pages
Book/Buy Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

Book Blurb

Follow Will & Patrick as they do the holidays in this third installment of the romantic-comedy serial, Wake Up Married, by best-selling author Leta Blake and newcomer Alice Griffiths!

A couple’s first holiday season is always a special time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are magical when you’re in love. Too bad Will and Patrick’s marriage is a sham and they’re only faking their affection for each other. Or are they?

Sparks fly in this episode of the Wake Up Married serial. Will the sexual tension between Will and Patrick finally explode in a needy night of passion? Or will they continue to deny their feelings?
Episode 3 of 6 in the Wake Up Married serial.


“Ah, the acrid smell of insulin in the morning.” Patrick’s voice is still gravelly from sleep as he turns on the shower and pulls down his black boxer-briefs revealing his tight ass.
Will looks quickly away and back to the syringe he’s filling by the bathroom sink. “I can never get the last dose to eject from the insulin pens. I always have to pull it out with a needle.”
“After living with you, I have an entire list of ways they can improve insulin pen injectors.”

Blog Tour: M/M ~ Jesse's Diner by Cardeno C. ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour: M/M ~ Jesse's Diner by Cardeno C. ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
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WLK synopsis

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.
Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.
Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.