Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Rockin' It Forever by Morticia Knight ~ (Review, Exclusive Excerpt Part Four, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Rockin' It Forever by Morticia Knight ~ (Review, Exclusive Excerpt Part Four, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Bryan and Aubrey's story continues in Rockin' it Forever

Can the touch of a rock god last forever?


Music journalist Bryan Gallagher’s life has completely changed in an unexpected way. Not only has he snagged a dream assignment as the memoirist to alternative music’s rock superstar Aubrey King, but he’s also promised to give the beautiful and enigmatic musician a chance for them to forge a relationship. It’s all very overwhelming for Bryan since, up until he spent a sexually charged day and night with Aubrey, Bryan has never even dreamed of being with a man.

Aubrey is completely smitten with the boyishly handsome, young rock writer, Bryan. After their instant spark grows into something more, Aubrey is desperate to keep Bryan by his side for always. He’s promised Bryan that their love is for real, that Bryan isn’t simply one of his rock star conquests.
Their road isn’t an easy one, though. Despite their deepening bond and growing need for each other, other factors intrude. Neither Aubrey nor Bryan is ready to come out, and their relationship needs to remain a carefully guarded secret. In addition, Aubrey has to answer to the demands of his profession and Bryan has to traverse the shifting waters between his personal and business relationship with his famous lover.

Then a secret is revealed and everything in their joint world implodes. When a love is so strong that two men can barely take a breath without thinking of the other, will that be enough to bridge the loss of trust? The only way they can rock their love forever is if Aubrey can reach Bryan before it’s too late.

Buy links: Amazon | Pride Publishing

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Blog Tour ~ Island Counselor by Sue Brown ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Island Counselor by Sue Brown ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Island Counselor by Sue Brown
Island Medics #2, part of the Isle universe.

Release Date Jun 20, 2016
Words 61,503
Pages 200
ISBN-13 978-1-63477-336-2
File Formats epub, mobi, pdf

Ebook:Dreamspinner | Amazon | ARe

Logan is there for everyone, but who is there when he falls apart?

Counselor Logan Wilde has a successful therapy practice in London, but when a traumatic incident there leaves him suffering from PTSD, he takes refuge in his holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight, unable to face going back to work. Not that he’s allowed to relax. Logan’s time is taken up with helping Liam Owens, plus there’s Nick Brent, whom Logan discovers collapsed on the beach. Nick and Logan spend their time bickering with each other, but that doesn’t alter the attraction they feel.

Logan is forced to make some hard decisions about his future, which entails facing up to recent events. Only he’s not alone—Nick is with him. Unfortunately someone else makes a decision too, and now trouble is on its way to the Isle of Wight.

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Island Medics

Nick was breathing hard, sweat beading across his forehead. “Do you think you could help me get to the door?”
It had probably cost Nick a fair amount of pride just to ask, and Logan said, “Sure. Hold on to me.”
“Thanks. It’s the one with all the gnomes. Say a word—”
“I wouldn’t dream of it,” Logan said cheerfully. They made their way slowly up the path. Logan looked at the brightly colored gnomes.
“Which one is you?”
“I’m going to end you,” Nick muttered.
Logan had only said it as a joke, but it was too good to pass up. “One of them is you. Come on, tell me.” “The fisherman by the pond.”
“Makes sense.”
“Nothing about gnomes makes sense. I bought the fisherman as a joke present to my mum, but she liked it.” Nick sounded disgusted. “Next thing I know, we’ve got a garden full of the buggers.”
“So it was your fault?”
“Yep, and she’ll never let me forget it.”
The front door flew open, revealing a dark-haired, middle-aged woman in jeans and a T-shirt—presumably Nick’s mum and the lover of all things gnomish. “Nick, what’ve you done now? I told you not to go running!”
Nick growled under his breath. “I’m okay. Just twisted my ankle and fell.”
“You fell on your bad hip?” She flung up her arms in exasperation. “Jesus Christ, Son, you must have fallen on your head and lost the brains you were born with. Do you need to go to A&E?”
“I’m fine, Mum,” Nick said, and Logan grinned at the whine in his tone. Nick’s mum huffed, but she stood to one side.
“Bring him in here, young man.” Logan had intended to deposit Nick on the doorstep, but her tone suggested he’d better obey… or else.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Logan has been hiding in his cottage at the Isle of Wight for four months after a traumatic event at his practice in London left him suffering from PTSD, but when he finds Nick on the beach after he forced himself to collapse, they forge a friendship heavily laced with attraction, that might just be what they both need. 

I loved both Logan and Nick. Their chemistry and the easy way in which they both fit in each other lives was just amazing, but what was truly outstanding was their banter, I couldn't get enough of that! 

While this is my first book in this 'verse, so to speak, Ms. Brown gave enough information and backstory regarding the rest of the characters in both series that appear in this book and rather than feeling lost, I'm so going to be tracking the rest of the books and catching up with them as soon as possible as I found myself really intrigued by them all. 

All in all, a fabulous, very enjoyable read, full of emotions, humor and enough angst and suspense to keep things very interesting, with a fantastic array of characters, both main and supporting, that made this into one hell of a book! 

Highly recommendable!

Rating: 5 Stars!!!

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Release Blitz ~ Bad Teacher by Clarissa Wild ~ (Review, Trailer, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Bad Teacher by Clarissa Wild ~ (Review, Trailer, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title: Bad Teacher
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: June 28, 2016


My name is Thomas and I’m always hard.
No really, that’s my last name. Thomas Hard, the pleasure is all mine … literally.
I can’t help it that my name suits me well.
You know what else suits me well? That girl sitting across the bar, with her lips right where I tell them to be. I want her, and when I want something, it’s gonna be mine.
One night. No names. No phone numbers. Just me, her, and pure pleasure.
Except, that one girl turns out to be the biggest mistake of my life.
Because I broke my cardinal rule …
Never bang a student.

*Author’s note: Don’t like reckless decisions & unbridled screwing? Don’t love girls that are obsessed with ice cream, rainbows, and unicorns? Don’t enjoy a bit of corny humor sprinkled on top? Then this book is not for you. And last but not least, if you hate cats with giant jewels … Don’t even bother.*

Blog Tour ~ Relearning the Ropes by DC Juris ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Relearning the Ropes by DC Juris ~ (Excerpt + Giveaway)
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Title:  Relearning the Ropes
Author: DC Juris
Publisher:  Torquere Press
Cover Artist: Kristin Norris
Release Date:  7/6/16
Heat Level: 5
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 10,485 words
Genre: M/M Romance, BDSM, Kink
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When his good friend Julius dies unexpectedly, Marcus finds himself saddled with a new submissive–Charlie. But Charlie comes with a history, and a whole host of issues and problems that Marcus has never really dealt with. Marcus knows he loves Charlie, and Charlie loves him, but he'll have to set aside his old theories about BDSM and relearn the ropes, so to speak, if he wants to be the Dom Charlie needs him to be. Previously published by Breathless Press.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Review ~ Beauty, Inc. (The Pennymaker Tales #3) by Tara Lain

Review ~ Beauty, Inc. (The Pennymaker Tales #3)  by Tara Lain 

Beauty, Inc.
(The Pennymaker Tales #3) 
by Tara Lain

Is beauty only skin deep?

Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc. the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.

Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.

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Jaymie's Review: Orion's Way by DC Juris

Title:  Orion’s Way
Author: DC Juris
Publisher:  Torquere Press
Cover Artist: Kristin Norris
Release Date: 6/15/16
Heat Level: 5
Pairing: M/M
Length: 10,000 Words
Genre/Tags: BDSM, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Erotic-Romance, M/M Romance
Orion is a vampire with a tragic past. After running away from abusive parents at the tender age of sixteen, he was turned by a ruthless elder vampire and forced to torture and sexually abuse human feeders and submissive vampires. Though that's all behind him now, he still lives in the shadow of what he was, and it's cost him the loyalty of Xavier, the human feeder he loves. Malagan is Orion's closest friend--the vampire who saved him from brutality all those years ago. Malagan knows the dominant side of Orion--the side Xavier needs--is still there, lurking below the surface. But if Orion's going to find his way back to who he ought to be, he'll need help. And Malagan is just the man for the job.

Previously published by Breathless Press.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: The Sun Goes Down by James Lear (Feature: Author's Interview)

The Sun Goes Down by James Lear
Date of Publication: June 14, 2016


Mitch Mitchell needs a vacation, and he is determined to make the most of his trip to the Mediterranean island of Gozo. Death never takes a break however, and at the behest of fellow doctor Bob Southern, Mitch soon finds himself investigating the demise of a young, gay lance corporal. The police have ruled it a suicide, but the young man's boyfriend claims it was murder. Suspecting an official cover-up of a queer scandal, Mitch gets to work on an investigation that leads him into a labyrinth of lies, false identities and secret sex.

With tension, humor and plenty of Mitch Mitchell's exuberant sexual encounters, The Sun Goes Down cranks up the Mediterranean heat for one of his most baffling and dangerous cases.

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Release Blitz ~ The Hardest Fall by Christina Lee ~ (Reviews + Teasers)

Release Blitz ~ The Hardest Fall by Christina Lee ~ (Reviews + Teasers)

The Hardest Fall

Roadmap to Your Heart, Book 3

M/M Romance


RELEASE DATE: 06-23-16


Lee trades country ballads for show tunes in the next standalone book of her M/M series, Roadmap to Your Heart.

After licking his wounds from a painful relationship, Tate Sullivan is ready to move back home. He picks up where he left off as drag queen extraordinaire Frieda Love in a West Village bar in New York City. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the mysterious man with the dark eyes who shows up to every single performance—flirtatiously eyeing Tate one second and disappearing on him the next. Why mess around with a guy who is clearly giving him mixed signals?

Sebastian Clark is on a mission the first night he shows up at Ruby Redd’s. He doesn’t anticipate his plan being flipped on its head by the charismatic drag queen and even more so by the mesmerizing man beneath the makeup. But the more he learns about the vibrant and brash Tate Sullivan the more intrigued he becomes. So he pushes aside his guilt about why he sought out the bar in the first place in order to get to know the guy behind the stilettos.

They’re opposites on many levels, but as Tate spends time volunteering with Sebastian at the shelter, he begins to feel good about himself in ways he hadn’t before. For Sebastian, Tate represents a sense of fun and freedom that is completely fresh and invigorating. Before they know it, their easy companionship catches fire, and Sebastian is kissing a man for the first time, while Tate is opening his heart to new possibilities. But Sebastian is still keeping a secret, and Tate will have to decide if he can trust again, or if the betrayal he feels from Sebastian’s confession is too much to overcome.


Blog Tour ~ Open Seating by Mickie B. Ashling ~ (Reviews, Exclusive Excerpt, Guest Post + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Open Seating by Mickie B. Ashling ~ (Reviews, Exclusive Excerpt, Guest Post + Giveaway)


Author: Mickie B. Ashling 
Series: Open Trilogy #1 
Release Date: June 10, 2016 
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance 
Length: 204 pages 
Cover Artist: Catt Ford 
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


Seth Wilder lost his partner of twenty years to suicide two weeks before a long-anticipated cruise. Cancellation insurance was never purchased, and Seth can’t get a refund. Bryce McFarland, his late partner’s gym buddy, appreciates his predicament, and when asked, agrees to accompany him on the trip. This way, Seth recoups the money and doesn’t have to cancel his plans. The gesture is unexpected but accepted gratefully.

The two men have nothing in common. Seth is a reclusive romance writer, and Bryce is a hard-core Grindr user with major commitment issues. Out of necessity and despite the seemingly insurmountable differences in personality, they develop a tentative rapport. As they begin their journey through the UK, Bryce helps Seth come to terms with his partner’s sudden death while Seth, in turn, discovers the root cause of Bryce’s phobia.

Shipboard romances rarely work. Sensible men resist, sexual tension notwithstanding. But a full moon and late summer breezes lend itself to the impossible situation, barriers are crossed, and a love affair is kindled.