Friday, 28 October 2016

Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster Blog Tour ~ #giveaway #MM #bookromance @TastyBookTours @Melissa_Foster #harborsidenights

Looking for your next sexy M/M romance?

A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 19th, 2016
World Literary Press

Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…

Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star—for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 

Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Tasty Book Tours
Genre: MM Contemporary Fiction
Part 3 of a series, but can be read as a Standalone

My Tempting Tristan Review . . .

Let's start  with a few things.   1) This was my first Melissa Foster book.  I have heard so many amazing things about Melissa, and I have downloaded so many books but haven't read any yet.  So when given this opportunity I jumped at the opportunity.  2) This book is technically part three in a series but can be read as a standalone.  Because of that and the fact that it was a MM romance which is a huge guilty pleasure for me, it was yet another reason to read it. 

I was able to read this book as a standalone but I do feel like I was missing some elements reading it as a standalone.  I feel like I could have gotten deeper into the story or fallen in love with the series more if I read it in order.  However, that was not the case this time around for me. 

 Tristan Brewer, is living the motto of once burnt, which means he's going through the motions of life but not truly living.  Especially where it comes to love.  Since he's been hurt in the past he's not created huge shields around his heart.

Alex Wells, has had to live his truth in secret being part of the army, but after tragedy and a loss he's finally back home.  Here he can heal physically and emotionally.  Plus he can finally meet the man who meant so much to his grandmother.

Alex already knows a lot about Tristan through his grandma, but the moment he sees him the flesh he knows he wants more.  Especially after seeing how he interacts with his friends and co-workers.  Tristan and everyone at the bar, girls included wants a piece of Alex, but the question is . . . is he gay or straight? 

Thankfully Tristan quickly finds the truth to that question, but with his shields he's a bit skeptical when it comes to Alex and his army past.   Alex has his own wounds and not just emotional ones.  If you can't love yourself how will anyone love him with his leftover wounds? 
"You're not broken.  You're scarred.  You carry your scars on your body.  I carry mine on the inside.  We're no different, Alex.  Can't you see that?"

If anyone can help him get through his emotional upheaval it's Tristan, but Tristan has his own demons to slay as well.

"You can't fuck me over, Alex.  If you're going to fall for me, do it like you mean it, because half-assed will never be enough."

One of the reasons I'm sad I didn't read the first two book in this series is because all of the other characters seem so intriguing and I wanted to know more.  Now, I guess I will have to read the whole series.  ;)

"Are you sure you and Tristan have dicks?  What is wrong with you?  So the guy loves you.  Who cares?  How does it change anything?  Focus, dude."

Now here comes the truth.  Did I like this book?  Yes, but I didn't love it.  What were things that I liked the most?  I liked the idea of the story with two strong alphas finding love and I'm always a fan of second chance books.  I liked all the characters, which has made me want to read more from this series.  What didn't I like about the book?  Even though these were two alpha men their story came across a bit schmaltzy at times, which didn't fit their characters.  Also Tristan's stubbornness at times got me frustrated especially since Alex's actions spoke so much louder than his words, but Tristan was to stuck to see the reality of the situation.  Even though the boys were schmaltzy at times, did I still like them?  Yes. Will I read more from this author and this series?  Yes.

3 . 5 Alpha loving thumbs up!

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Preppy by T.M. Frazier Release Blitz #releaseday# #superexcited #darkromance



Love. Never. Dies.
Find out why in Preppy by T.M. Frazier

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Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning.

This is the fifth book in the King Series and it's meant to be read after Soulless.

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About the Author:
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T.M. Frazier is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR best known for her KING SERIES. She was born on Long Island, NY. When she was eight years old she moved with her mom, dad, and older sister to sunny Southwest Florida where she still lives today with her husband and daughter.

When she was in middle school she was in a club called AUTHORS CLUB with a group of other young girls interested in creative writing. Little did she know that years later life would come full circle.

After graduating high school, she attended Florida Gulf Coast University and had every intention of becoming a news reporter when she got sucked into real estate where she worked in sales for over ten years.

Throughout the years T.M. never gave up the dream of writing and with her husband’s encouragement, and a lot of sleepless nights, she realized her dream and released her first novel, The Dark Light of Day, in 2013.
She’s never looked back.

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Monday, 24 October 2016

COVER REVEAL: What Might Kill Us by M.N. Forgy #coverreveal #preorder #teaser #MCromance

She’s angry, determined, and looking for a way out.

What Might Kill Us by M.N. Forgy releases November 7th!

Now Available for Pre-order!

Brotherhood is what Bull bleeds and all that he knows.
Being the king of The Devil’s Dust and surrounded by easy women was his everyday… until having his heart broke rooted him to the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
Heartbroken, and drowning in lost memories he’s unsure of the direction of his life, when the answer – consisting of a terrified Mexican girl- nearly knocks him off his feet.
Determined to get his act together and rectify his club, he rides to Texas for answers, only to be confronted with the emotional ghosts he isn’t ready to deal with.
He sees Anahi, and he wants her.
But she may come with more baggage than Bull is ready for.

Anahi used to be prim and proper. She used to wear dresses and keep up appearances to impress people she didn’t know. I guess you could say she was a fucking lady.
But that was when she lived in Mexico with her parents.
Before her uncle turned on her.
Before, the only man she ever loved, her step-brother, betrayed her.
Before she was forced to be a drug mule for the Cartel.
Evening gowns a lost memory, expensive heels traded for boots, and a nine millimeter in her hand instead of a limited edition purse. Anahi sets aside everything she’s ever known including the fairytale stories her mother told her about America.
She’s angry, determined, and looking for a way out.


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About the Author
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Audio Tour ~ In Another Life & Eight Days and All of Me by Cardeno C. #giveaway #MMromance #audio


In Another Life & Eight Days Audiobook

In Another Life & Eight Days

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: John Solo, Nick J. Russo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:07-26-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

In Another Life
At age 18 Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn't leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny - the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: The life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis' side, Shiloh will find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for.
Second edition.
Eight Days
Childhood family friends Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal have always gotten along despite having nothing in common. Maccabe is an athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball. Josh is an aspiring architect with dreams of being with Maccabe. Despite all odds, both dreams come true.
Maccabe and Josh fall into a long-distance romance, which is everything Josh thought he wanted. But after years of hiding from the world, Josh wants to bring their relationship into the open. When Maccabe refuses, Josh is faced with a tough decision: stay with the man he loves or live the life he deserves. No matter the choice, somebody's bound to get hurt. Thankfully, in the season of miracles, there's always hope for a happy ending.
Second edition.

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 Source: Audible Copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and WLK Promotions

Genre: MM Romance

Short Stories Standalone

My In Another Life & Eight Days Review . . .

 One of my favorite past times is walking and listening to stories by Cardeno C.  So whenever I get the chance to listen or read one of Cardeno's stories, I jump at the opportunity.

In Another life it was great short story with a nice 'what if' twist.  Shiloh Raben & Travis Kahn have an instant connection and quickly make their relationship work.  It's easy to work when you know its right, but what if that's not a reality but a possibility for these two?

At 18, Shiloh makes a life altering choice which sets things in motion.   After waking up from a bad choice he comes face to face with his potential future.  Now given a second chance he now knows the tools to make it work.

I loved how it was set up and presented to us. Super sweet story about second chances, love and hope.

In Eight Days we have Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal whom are childhood friends.  These friends met through family as they never would have become friends outside of that realm, as they have nothing in common.  However, that didn't stop them from having feelings for each other.  

In this short story it goes through eight monumental days that have great significance for these two.  At first both boys are confused but then learn to act on their feelings.  For Josh, he feels like this is a dream come true but for Maccabe he also has to think about his baseball career.  Which makes him okay with staying hidden. 

At first that's enough for Josh but then he wants more.  Being young doesn't always give us the gift to communicate properly which gets these two boys into trouble.

Now years later and Maccabe finally goes after what he has always felt was his.  This was another sweet story about second chances and friends to lovers. 

I absolutely adore Cardeno and these two short stories were the answer to walking in cold weather because they did nothing but warm me up inside with all the love and steam.

3 . 5
Sweet and Spicy thumbs up!

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All of Me Audiobook

 All of Me

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Clark
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:08-17-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.
Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating.
Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death's door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he'll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.

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 Source: Audible Copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and WLK Promotions

Genre: MM Paranormal Romance

Short Stories Standalone

My All of Me Review . . .

Abel is an alpha and about to be mated to his life partner fellow alpha Kai, but that event didn't happen when Abel gets his heart ripped open from Kai. 

Now years later and Abel has never stopped loving Kai but he's a stubborn man and an even more stubborn wolf.   When Kai's sister comes to him for help he quickly says no but eventually gives in. 

And thankfully he did because he quickly realizes that not all is as it seems and now he has to find a way to convince Kai that they can still have their dreams together. 

Normally I love Cardeno's wolf stories and I did like this one as well but not as much as the others.  I think since it was a shorter story it was too quick paced and I had to rewind and re-listen a few times to understand the progression of things.  However, once I was properly into the story then Abel and Kai started to win me over. 

Another sweet second chance story about true love and rightful paths.

3 Quick but still sweet thumbs up!

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."



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