Monday, October 31, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Different Names for the Same Thing by Francis Gideon ~ (Review, Playlist, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Different Names for the Same Thing by Francis Gideon ~ (Review, Playlist, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title: Different Names for the Same Thing
Author: Francis Gideon
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: October 31, 2016
Category: Romance
Genre: Contemporary
Sex Content: Explicit
Pairing: MM
Orientation: Gay
Identity: Trans
Length: Novella
Words: 23300
Pages: 54
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

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Book Blurb

The last time Joël Paquet was in New York City, he nearly died. Too distracted by his problems, he didn't look when he crossed the street and was nearly made into a pancake by a transport truck in the downtown core. The only saving grace of this trip, other than the cute person working as a living statue who saved him and then took him out for coffee, was the fact that his near-death experience finally gave him the courage to come out as trans.
Five years later, Joël Paquet is one of the most in-demand horror writers in North America. Going to New York City from his current Montreal home for the Black Markets Horror Con should be exciting, but when he gets an email that uses his birth name, he nearly cancels the trip altogether. The only thing that keeps Joël going is the thought of that living statue who saved his life once before.

Francis Gideon © 2016
All Rights Reserved.

“Joël,” Kathy said, snapping him back to their conversation. “Joël. Come back to me. Focus.”
“Sorry, I’m here. Just…thinking.”
“Yeah? About a new book?”
Joël laughed uneasily. “I always have a new book, you know that.”
“Yes, but I want stuff I can pitch and market for you.”
“Soon. I promise. I’m just…thinking about the last time I was in New York, actually.”
“It’s a big city. Maybe you can set your next book there. Not that I don’t mind the small pieces of Canadiana that you put in your current ones.”
“Maybe, maybe, maybe,” Kathy teased. “You know what’s good about big cities like New York?”
“Everyone forgets. Even if you’ve gone here before as Violet, no one will remember. Don’t put yourself at the centre of the world in your own mind. People forget all the time, even things that happened fifteen minutes ago. Like that email. You’ll go to the con, and maybe you’ll have some awkward moments, but probably not. Either way, you’ll come back home to Quebec and everything will be fine. You will forget, too. Never underestimate the human mind’s ability to forget.”
When Joël glanced at the flyer with his old name, he knew what Kathy said about forgetting was true. Even though Kathy and Melissa from Aurora Press had updated Joël’s information, the Black Markets people had clearly forgotten. But Joël was still worried about what information people would choose to remember about him and where that would leave him at the end of the day.
“You know, I heard something else about New York City.”
“And what’s that, country boy?”
“Pfft.” Joël laughed. “I heard that no one could be sad in the city, because even if you were alone, there were so many other people around you. And they had stories. Everyone in NYC has a story to share. You just have to talk to them.”
“That’s nice.” From the distance in Kathy’s voice, Joël could tell she was back on her computer, possibly playing a game or maybe booking his flights for him. “The only story I’m interested in right now is yet another from my favourite horror writer.”
“Okay. I’ll get on it.”
“Good. And hey, maybe you can use whatever experience you have now—or in NYC—as inspiration. Curse of the Birth Name or something like that.”
“Maybe,” Joël said. “But I don’t think that’d sell well.”
“Just leave that to me. I’m emailing you plane tickets, and your finalized time table, okay?”
“Great. Thank you.”
“No worries. But Joël? From now on, just focus on yourself. Don’t look at the press releases or anything else. Just get yourself on that plane and then to Black Markets, where we can have lunch. Then, get yourself home.”
Joël imagined himself following Kathy’s plans like a video game avatar. It was how he’d envisioned most of his life anyway—like a male character from one of his books getting up and going through the daily life events in the body he was always supposed to have. Now he had that body, more or less, so his imaginings took on a symmetry they never had before. At least, Joël thought, there was that going for him.
“All right, bonne nuit,” Kathy said.

Bonne nuit.

Book Review ~ The God of Jazz by Varian Krylov

Book Review ~ The God of Jazz by Varian Krylov

Book: The God of Jazz
Author: Varian Krylov
Release Date: September 25, 2016
Length: 326
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After years struggling to realize his dream of directing a feature film, on the final night of his fundraising campaign Godard is on the cusp of having everything he ever wanted. The man he loves is upstairs waiting for him, and he's just a few dollars short of his GoFundYourself goal.
Then everything falls apart.

His personal and professional life in ruins, when his old nemesis from film school offers to fund his dream project if he's willing to shoot it in Spain, Godard knows it's a deal with the devil. But he also has nothing left to lose.

Among the labyrinthine streets of Barcelona's Barrio Góthico, the city's vibrant music scene, and the sun-gilt beaches of the Costa Brava, Godard begins making shooting his dream project and putting his life back together, largely under the domineering gaze and deft touch of Ángel, the god of jazz.
But Ángel is keeping a secret, and a deal with the devil always comes at a price.

Blog Tour ~ Hard Boys 1 & 2 by Ian Cadena ~ (Author Interview, Excerpts, Book Trailer, Teasers + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Hard Boys 1 & 2 by Ian Cadena ~ (Author Interview, Excerpts, Book Trailer, Teasers + Giveaway)
The Hard Boys: Alien Abduction (Case #1)


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Suddenly Yours by Jacob Z. Flores ~ (Review, Mini-Author Reading Video + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Suddenly Yours by Jacob Z. Flores ~ (Review, Author Video Excerpt + Giveaway) 

Suddenly Yours
by Jacob Z. Flores

"What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas"

Cody Hayes is having one epic morning-after. The hangover following a Vegas bachelor party is nothing new to him, and neither is the naked man in his bed.

His apparent marriage is a different story.

Carefully plotting every detail of his life carried Julian Canales to a senate seat as an openly gay man. A drunken night of Truth or Dare isn’t like him… and neither is marrying a man he just met. He’d get an annulment, but the media has gotten wind of his hasty nuptials. If Julian’s political career is going to survive, he has to stay married to a man who’s his opposite in every way.

Now he must convince Cody that all they need to do is survive a conservative political rival, a heartbroken ex, their painful pasts… and an attraction neither man can fight.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Reviews: Artic Fire by Keira Andrews

Book Title: Arctic Fire

Author Name: Keira Andrews

Genre: contemporary M/M, action/adventure

Book Description:

When two strangers are trapped in a blizzard, heat rises.
Haunted by what he lost in Afghanistan, Captain Jack Turner is at a crossroads. While the last place he wants to go is the Arctic, at least the routine mission gets him out from behind his new desk. But he starts off on the wrong foot with the Canadian Ranger guiding him across the forbidding and dangerous land, and Jack would rather be anywhere than sharing a tent with Sergeant Kin Carsen.

The Arctic is in Kin's blood, and he can't seem to leave the tundra behind. He wishes he could live openly as a gay man, but the North isn't as accepting as the rest of Canada. Although he's lonely, he loves his responsibility as a Ranger, patrolling the vast land he knows so well. But he's on unfamiliar ground with Jack, and when they're stranded alone by a blizzard, unexpected desire begins to burn. Soon they're in a struggle to survive, and all these strangers have is each other.

Note: This gay romance features emotional repression, hurt/comfort, adventure on the tundra, and love where you least expect it.

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Release Blitz: Rock's Redemption (Insurgents Motorcycle Club #8) by Chiah Wilder (Teasers)



ROCK’S REDEMPTION, Insurgents Motorcycle Club: Book 8 by Author Chiah Wilder




Review: Rogue Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller


Rogue Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 2)
Shadow Unit may have overturned the illegal arms cartel in Kuala Lumpur, but the harrowing undercover op left emotional scars on Sergeants Shawn Weller and Connor Finley. Slowly, patiently, they piece their partnership back together, closer now than ever before.
Until a new mission threatens to tear them apart.
When Connor accidentally kills a civilian, he questions his job, his abilities, his worth. A timely offer of promotion seems his only way out, even though it means transferring out of Shadow Unit and away from Shawn.
The arrival of Julian Montgomery, Shawn’s former CIA handler and lover, further strains their relationship. Julian knows all of Shawn's secrets as well as the past Shawn has kept hidden from Connor. Now the self-serving Julian wants Shawn back—with the CIA and with him. No one will get in his way. Including Connor.
When the joint Shadow Unit/CIA mission to stop the supplier of a deadly biological weapon goes sideways, Connor is captured, tortured, and used as a human test subject. It’s a race against time to save his life. But who can Shawn trust?
And who has gone rogue?

Missed Shawn and Connor’s earlier adventures? Read BROKEN SOLDIER, available from your favorite retailer.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Review Tour ~ An Early Spring by Ann Lister ~ (Review + Teasers)

Review Tour ~ An Early Spring by Ann Lister ~ (Review + Teasers)

An Early Spring



With a blizzard bearing down on Colorado's Sun Ridge Ski Resort, Nick Gaffney went to work with the Search and Rescue Team. What should have been a standard rescue for Nick evacuating the mountainside cabins turns into something much more life defining when he finds the breathtaking beauty, Colby Hansen, injured and sitting up against a tree off the side of a ski trail.

Colby is a city girl, hating the cold and snowy elements any mountain offers – until she stumbles upon Nick. His rugged good looks and charm warm her on sight, making her feel safe for the first time in years.

Stuck for days without power inside a mountainside cabin as the blizzard rages outside, Nick and Colby find the best source of heat comes while wrapped in each others arms and together they burn hot enough to melt a Polar Icecap.

Does the sunshine gleaming on the fourth day mean a happily-ever-after ending for Nick and Colby or will the parting storm clouds do nothing more than reveal bigger life challenges for them to overcome? After the 'damsel in distress' meets her Mountain Man rescuer, her neat and tidy world will never be the same...and the hope for An Early Spring never held such promise.


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Blog Tour: Open House (Open Trilogy #2) by Mickie B. Ashling (Exclusive Excerpt, Review + Giveaway)

Hi everyone! Thank you for stopping by to help me celebrate the release of Open House. I’m here to share an exclusive excerpt and give you a chance to win a few giveaways. Open House is the direct sequel to Open Seating. These books should be read in order to be fully enjoyed.

As always, I’d like to thank Bayou Book Junkie for hosting today’s visit, and my wonderful publicist J for her excellent help in organizing my blog tour.


Author: Mickie B. Ashling
Series: Open Trilogy #2
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Length: 200 pages
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


By the time Seth and Bryce return to Chicago, they’re halfway in love. They decide to move in together to see if their feelings can survive in the real world.

Seth receives word that a mandatory autopsy was performed on his late partner because his death was a suicide. The medical examiner’s findings are disturbing and leave some doubt as to the underlying cause of death.

Because of the suicide clause, life insurance benefits had been denied, but in light of these new findings, Seth’s lawyer advises him to appeal. The insurance investigator turns out to be the man who broke Bryce’s heart twenty-five years ago. The guy has fallen on hard times, and when he sees how successful Bryce has become—and how large Seth’s potential payout might be—he decides he wants a piece of the pie. Bryce and Seth’s new relationship is severely tested in this second novel in the Open Series.


Pre-Order/Release Tour: CrossOver by Chelsea Camaron & Ryan Michele (Teasers, Review + Giveaway)

Title: Crossover
Series: Prequel: Devil's Due MC & Vipers Creed MC
Author: Chelsea Camaron & Ryan Michele
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Two motorcycle clubs, two different reasons for being, and one lifestyle find each other together. – Devil’s Due MC – Respect is earned, never freely given. Our road is a path for justice. Nomads always on the open highway, we follow the trail, no matter where it leads, everyone be damned. – Vipers Creed MC – Respect is hard earned. Live by the creed, die by the creed. If you aren’t with us, you’re against us. If you step into our world, your balls better be big and your cock even bigger. Brothers, bikes, and bitches collide. Respect is everything. When two clubs cross over into each other’s worlds, only madness, mayhem, vengeance, and heat can possibly ensue.

Book Blitz: Los Santos Cartel by Melissa Jane (Teasers, Review + Link to Giveaway)

Series: Los Santos Cartel
Never Trust a Saint (Los Santos Cartel #1) - On Sale Now
The Perfect Stranger (Los Santos Cartel #2) - Available Now
Author: Melissa Jane
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Cartel)
A SAINT. A protector from evil. One who without fear will lead you safely through darkness.  LOS SANTOS.  Cold and ruthless. A CARTEL who cares only for revenge and glory.  My name is Nina Cross, and I’m the Los Santos’s newest prey. Determined to prove my partners innocence and avenge his violent death, I stumbled naively into the spider’s web. Tangled with lies and hunted for truth I was shadowed with each step I took. That was until one man, relentless in his touch and his desire threatened to bring me to my knees in ways I both craved and feared. 

Jair Ruiz. Powerful, brooding and confident and not at all who he seems. He has me in his sights and has every intention of toying with his newest target while fighting to keep us both alive. 
When the FBI turns it back on you and Los Santos cartel have already dug your grave, who is there left to trust? Only one man. A saviour. But if I look my saint in the eye and all I see is the devil…do I run?

“I’m not entirely good. I’m not entirely bad. But I’m enough of a little of each to ruin you.” 

Release Blitz: Badd Motherf*cker by Jasinda Wilder (Teasers + Review)

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Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, right? That’s what they say, at least. I went into that day hoping I’d get the happiest day of my life. What I got? The worst. I mean, you really can’t get any worse of a day without someone actually dying.

So…I may have gotten just a little drunk, and maybe just a tad impetuous…

And landed myself in a dive bar somewhere in Alaska, alone, still in my wedding dress, half-wasted and heart-broken.


Eight brothers, one bar.

Sounds like the beginning to a bad joke, yeah?

I kinda think so.

Wanna hear another joke? A girl walks into a bar, soaking wet and wearing a wedding dress.

I knew I shouldn’t have touched her. She was hammered, for one thing, and heartbroken for another. I’ve chased enough tail to know better. That kinda thing only leads to clinginess, and a clingy female is the last thing on this earth I need.

I got a bar needs running, and only me to run it—at least until my seven wayward brothers decide to show their asses up…

Then this chick walks in, fine as hell, wearing a soaked wedding dress that leaves little enough to the imagination—and I’ve got a hell of an imagination.

I knew I shouldn’t have touched her. Not so much as a finger, not even innocently.

But I did.


Promo Post: Tyler (Areion Fury MC #3) by Esther E. Schmidt (Review)

Title: “Tyler”
Series: Areion Fury MC
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover model: Joshua Sean McCann
Photographer: FuriousFotog, Golden Czermak
Release Day: 28th of October 2016

Release SALE price is set: 99c
(Price will go back to $2.99 after 3 days 10/31)

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Tyler doesn’t have many things to worry about in his life. Fully patched in to Areion Fury MC, he finally has a solid spot in the brotherhood he calls his family. When a girl steps up to defend him against the teasing of his brothers, he’s stunned. The moment Tyler locks his gaze with the most intriguing eyes he’s ever seen, he knows with every fiber of his being that this is supposed to be his girl.

Ridley’s only living relative manages to destroy every chance she has at happiness by constantly causing trouble. To protect herself Ridley likes to hide; beneath her raven black hair, her clothes, her shop. Slowly but surely the harassment is becoming more violent so to protect the ones she cares for, she pushes them away. Except the stubborn, handsome biker leaves her no other option but to accept that he isn’t going anywhere.

When you are forced to look over your shoulder all day, every day, it is impossible to live. Can the meeting of two similar souls spark a solution? Will Ridley stand up for what she wants in life and stop hiding? Will Tyler get his happily ever after or will he see it crash and burn?

For a greater reading experience:

"Zack" Areion Fury MC book one
"Deeds" Broken Deeds MC book one
"Dams" Areion Fury MC book two
“Tyler” Areion Fury MC book three

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review Tour ~ Without A Doubt by Ann Lister ~ (Review + Teasers)

Review Tour ~ Without A Doubt by Ann Lister ~ (Review + Teasers)

Without a Doubt



Calista Anderson is a young, Boston-based romance author with three best-selling novels and countless well-received short stories and magazine articles on her resume. For the first time in a decade of writing, Callie is blocked and running late on a deadline for her fourth book. In an effort to break the ties holding Callie's creative mojo hostage, her editor Jane Paget decides to send Callie into exile on the island of Martha's Vineyard, far away from the city distractions of Boston, to work through her block. Reluctantly, Callie accepts her editor's isolation sentence and packs her bags to spend the winter on the Vineyard. Soon after arriving at the tiny, idyllic island community, Callie meets Jackson Brody, her handsome and intriguing new neighbor whose obvious attraction to Callie proves to be her biggest distraction of all. Island living - and Jack, quickly grow on Callie and the winter never felt so hot. Will Jack be the muse Callie needs to break through her writer's block or will he prove to be too much man for her to handle? Spend a Vineyard winter with Callie. Experience the island through her eyes and her budding self-discovery as she explores the possibilities of a future with Jack. Be witness to the author pitfalls and celebrations as she creates her next best-selling novel. You will enjoy her story...without a doubt.


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Promo Post: Stroke of Luck by Posy Roberts (Excerpt, Teaser, Review)

Stroke of Luck by Posy Roberts

You're gonna fall in love with me. You're already halfway there.

After everything Marc owned burned to a crisp, he’s living off the kindness of others. A model condo is his temporary home, and his last dime went to essentials. He doesn’t need another distraction, but the fates conspire against him, setting up a chain of encounters that bring him face to face with Cas. 

Cas’s love life has been in limbo for years, lovers moving on as soon as they discover how close he is to his best friend, Maisie. Then he meets Marc. The attraction between the two men can’t be denied, but Cas isn’t sure he can risk his friendship for a guy who will only end up leaving when he sees how close he and Maisie are. 

When Marc and Cas discover they live in the same building, it’s kismet. But Marc has to invite chaos into his life if he and Cas stand a chance, and Cas faces a choice between friendship and love. Luck may be on their side... if they're willing to risk it all.

Genre: MM Romance, contemporary, bisexual, LGBT, Halloween, friendship, love, fate 
Length: Novella, 25,000 words 
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press