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Review Tour: Livingston: Trenton Security Book 1 by J.M. Dabney

Happy Sunday, hope it’s been a great weekend! Today we are part of the Review Tour for Livingston: Trenton Security Book 1 by J.M. Dabney! I hope you’ll check out my review and the excerpt!

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RELEASE DATE: 03.06.18


Cover Design: RESSE DANTE





He was the Beast without the escape clause.

Francis “Liv” Livingston was a beast. No matter if he wore a perfectly tailored suit or if he was in his tactical gear, people avoided looking at him. He was always first to volunteer for the jobs only a person with a death wish wanted. Tomorrows weren’t guaranteed. His boss had come to him and told him he needed him for a job. Linus knew the jobs he liked, but when he opened the file, it all went to hell.

Beauty was only skin deep.

Fielding Haskell made his way in the world on his looks. He’d earned his first film role before he could read a script. He didn’t want the fame. He wanted to go to college. He wanted a man who didn’t look at him and see how pretty he was. Unfortunately, a so-called fan only cared how attractive he was, and it earned him a personal bodyguard and a vacation. He looked forward to the break until he met the man in charge of his safety and wondered if the danger he left was worth dealing with a sudden attraction to a man who was colder than ice.

Jenn Review

3.5 Stars

This was a different read for me, I was immediately intrigued by the blurb, I love the damaged hero and opposites and yes this book has that but in the way I expected. Liv had a traumatic and painful start to life and has become a very hard man, he lives for work and doesn’t let people in. Fielding is an up and coming actor and has a beautiful face but has led a very limited life with his parents dictating his every move. When a stalker starts getting real and the threats escalate, Liv is assigned to protect Fielding. These two could not be more different and yet they find something together neither man expected.

I was intrigued by this story, I liked both of these guys and felt for them too. Liv, obviously, he endured such a horrifying childhood that left him with so many scars, inside and outside. But I also felt for Fielding, the live he’s lived hasn’t ever belonged to him, never making his own decisions or even having a piece of candy if he wanted one. He’s a cash cow for his parents and that is what matters. I liked Liv and Fielding together too, as odd as it might seem they fit together. My struggle was the daddy thing, I guess I don’t completely get it, it’s a little different to me. But I did like this story and the action and the relationship these two build because damn, if there are two characters who deserve happiness, whatever it means to them, it’s Liv and Fielding.

Exciting, bigger than life characters who hold nothing back, strong stories and action, I’m definitely curious about what is coming next for this group. I enjoyed this read and these characters and although it was a bit different for me, I loved Liv and Fielding!





He disconnected the call and slipped his phone back into his pocket. “That for me?”

“Yes, sir, I didn’t mean—” Fielding swallowed hard. “I wasn’t listening.”

The boy closed the distance between them quickly and thrust the mug at him. He caught it before it made a trip to the ground.

“Black. I noticed you didn’t, um, put anything in your coffee. Is it strong enough?”

He hesitated with the mug at his lips. He swore the boy was holding his breath waiting for his approval. Taking a sip, it was perfect, but he took his time to see how long Fielding would keep himself from breathing. Nothing much amused him anymore, but that was doing it for him.

During the time the boy was in his home he’d picked up on little things about him. Fielding’s need for approval. The boy’s natural submissiveness. Fielding was also downright domestic.

“Not bad.”

“I’ll do better. Are you going somewhere?”

“No, not for a few more days. We’ll head to the office for a check-in, and see what Linus’ boy, Hunter, found out about your stalker.” Interesting, the stalker comment hadn’t earned a flinch, but the moment he said boy, the kid’s perfectly arched brows rose. “Make a list of anything you need. We’ll hit the store before we come back.”

“Can I get candy and chips?”

The question took him by surprise. Fielding didn’t look like anything fattening ever passed his pretty lips.

“Do you want candy and chips?”

“So much.”

He hid his smile behind his mug at the boy’s longing sigh. He’d noticed the boy didn’t eat very much, not enough in his opinion, but Fielding wasn’t big. Tiny compared to him, probably not for normal sized men.

“We’ll see then.”

“Yes, sir.”

One more submissive little yes, sir with averted eyes and the boy was going to find himself on his knees worshiping his cock. He was too old for the boy, but his dick didn’t seem to have a problem with it. What made it harder to resist Fielding was a natural submissive born to be someone’s boy. He was inclined to dominate and to have the perfect boy in front of him was more temptation than he’d ever experienced.

He needed to get Fielding as far away from him as possible and soon.

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J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes mainly LGBT romance and fiction. She lives with a constant diverse cast of characters in her head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. she lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure she does them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and she makes sure her characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more she wants from telling her stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.

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Review Tour, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: Winter Cowboy (Whisper Ridge, Wyoming #1) by RJ Scott

Happy Friday! YAY! Today we are a part of the Review Tour for Winter Cowboy by RJ Scott and wow, what an emotional read! We’ve got a great excerpt and giveaway and I’m sharing my review!
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Length: 70,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Micah Lennox left Whisper Ridge after promising the man he loved that he would never return. But the only way he knows to keep his pregnant sister and nephew safe is to go home. Spending winter in Wyoming opens too many old wounds, but he’s on the run from justice which can’t be far behind, and this is his last chance at redemption.

After a hostage situation leaves Doctor Daniel Sheridan struggling with PTSD, he returns to Whisper Ridge. Joining his dad in family practice is a balm to soothe his exhausted soul, and somehow, he finds a peace he can live with. That is until he meets Micah in a frozen graveyard, and the years of anger and feelings of betrayal boiling inside him, erupt.

Two broken men fight and scratch for their lives and that of their families, and somehow, in the middle of it all, they find each other.

Is it possible that love can be rekindled and become a forever to believe in?

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

Oh man, RJ Scott packs one heck of an emotional, angsty punch with Winter Cowboy! For most of this book I just felt like my heart was being shredded my Daniel and Micah, they have both suffered so much in life have struggled to pick up the pieces. If there are two characters I’ve found lately that deserve that HEA together, it is these two. What an emotional journey!

Micah made a mistake when he was young, a very serious one that took the life of one young man and severely injured another, but he paid a big price too. He was blamed by his small town community and forced to leave the only place, and man, he’d ever loved. Years later, to save his sister’s life, he has to return and face whatever is left behind. Daniel lived with the pain of losing his friend and almost losing his brother, he once loved Micah but it became hate for a long time after the accident. Now Daniel is back in town after his own traumatic experiences and it doesn’t help when he finds out Micah is back too.

Man, these two don’t have it easy, not even a little bit! There is so much pain between these characters and the lives they’ve lived, but deep down in there love still exists. A lot of this journey is about forgiveness not romance, these two have to forgive themselves and each other. I think RJ Scott does a great job creating that struggle, this is not that insta-forgive kind of story. There are real issues and baggage that both Daniel and Micah have to deal with if they even stand a chance at a future together. Definitely a heavy and heart wrenching read, but a great one for sure!

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Chapter 1

2009, Daniel

A figure stood beside Isaac’s grave and I knew immediately who it was.

There was no marker yet for the boy who had died two weeks ago and who would forever be nineteen. Flowers marked his resting place, but snow had long since covered them and softened the raised earth so it wasn’t as obvious against the gravestones around the figure. A car accident had taken Isaac, killed him on impact, and his family grieved for a future that would never be realized.

I’d just left my brother, Chris, in the hospital, broken beyond repair in the same accident. At least we had the possibility of a future with him, even though the road to recovery would be hard. He was still in a medically induced coma, not yet awake to know he’d lost his leg, or that fire had marked his face. But he would wake up. They told us he’d live.

No one had asked me where I was going when I’d left Chris’ room, each of us lost in various stages of shock and grief, and we all dealt with what had happened in our own way. I’d needed to connect with Isaac. Needed the peace to balance the loss and guilt that ate away inside me.

Isaac dead on impact, Chris’ future destroyed, and in front of me, hunched over Isaac’s last resting place, was the man responsible for it all.

The man who left my bed in the dead of night to become a murderer.


He was huddled into his coat, the January ice bitter by the buried, hands forced into his pockets, and his hood pulled around his face. Micah must have heard me, because he glanced my way, startled, grief written on his face. And then his expression changed.

He stepped toward me, his expression full of something like hope.

“Daniel?” he said. “Is Chris okay? No one will let me see him.”

He stopped walking when I didn’t reach out for him and looked at me uncertainly.

“His leg is gone, down from his knee,” I explained dispassionately, and then touched my face, “and his burns are bad, the left side of his face from his temple to his chin.”

“Shit. Shit.” Micah bent at the waist, as if he couldn’t breathe, and he was crying.

“How is it you don’t have a mark on you?” I asked, still eerily calm, and utterly focused.

He took his hand from his pocket, and pulled up his sleeve, exposing bandages. “I was burned,” he began. He dropped his hand when I didn’t comment, forced it back into his pocket, wincing as he did so.

I imagined the burn hurt a little, maybe even a lot, but he was there, as whole and real as when he’d left my bed on that terrible day.

In my mind I saw Chris in the hospital, the covers raised over the cage which protected his surgical site, then dipping lower where his ankle should have been. I saw a clear image of Isaac the day before he died, knocking for Chris and grinning at me as if he had the greatest secret to tell his best friend.

And here was Micah, telling me he had slight burns on his arm? The same man who’d told me in one breath that he loved me and then had stolen my car, driving it into a bridge and killing one boy, leaving another maimed and in a coma.

My fist flew, clenched aggression targeting Micah’s face, his cheekbone, and I heard a satisfying crunch. He staggered back a step, but he didn’t go down, and he didn’t take his hands from his pockets. I was too fast. I hit him again, blood flecking his face, dissipating into the icy air. He moved again, the force of my blows shoving him back.

Still, his hands remained in his pockets, and he was unnervingly quiet, taking my hits as if they were nothing at all. Another punch connected with his lip and split the skin, and this time he grunted in pain. He staggered backward toward the next grave and bent back over the stone marker with the force of that final blow. I stepped closer. I hit him again, connecting with his jaw, but the hit wasn’t hard. There was nothing to it; he didn’t move away.

“You took my car,” I yelled, right in his face.

“You said I could borrow it,” he pleaded.

I raised my hand to hit him again, but he winced, and closed his eyes, and I wanted him to look at me. “Open your damn eyes!”

He did, and he wouldn’t avert his gaze, naked grief in his expression.

“Daniel, please listen.”

“You’ve destroyed Chris’ life.”

“I know.”

“You need to leave Whisper Ridge, and never come back. I don’t want to see your face, I don’t want Chris to ever see you again. You understand?”

“I understand,” his tone low and broken.

“You will never come back here.” I shook him. He was smaller than me, thinner, lighter, and I shook him so hard his head snapped back. “Promise me!”

“I pr—promise,” he said through tears.

I was disgusted by him, hated him, wanted to kill him right there on Isaac’s grave.

“I hope they lock you up and throw away the fucking key!” I was still shouting, and he didn’t move, just stared at me with those pale eyes, red and wet from crying. He wouldn’t stop crying. “Don’t fucking stare at me!”

I shoved him one last time, and then before I could work out what the hell I was still doing there shouting at him, I pivoted and turned my back on him, and on Isaac’s grave, and the entire carnage.

RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the bestselling author of over one hundred romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.



Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Length: 58,000 words approx
Housemates Series
Book #1 – Helping Hand
Book #2 – Like A Lover 

Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy–and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.

Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes–normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.

Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.

Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest–first with themselves, and then with each other.

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

Jenn Review

3.5 – 4 Stars

I have really enjoyed this series and this group of guys and I can add Ryan and Johnny to the list of guys I’ve fallen for in this group! They definitely don’t seem like a likely pair but I liked these guys and I liked them together.

Ryan has always identified as straight, although he admits being attracted to guys sometimes. Then he meet Johnny, with his long blond hair and androgynous look and he can’t resist. Johnny is all game for hooking up, but no commitments and when he meets Ryan and it leads to an awesome hook-up he thinks he’s got a perfect no-strings go-to. The two pursue a physical relationship together and it seems like what both men want, sex with no expectations.

I really liked these two together, they obviously had great chemistry but I feel like I would have liked more of their story outside the bedroom. There is a lot of sex with these two and it’s hot but I felt like I wanted a bit more from them, I wanted to get to know them a little better. I absolutely loved the way this story came together though, it was great! These two both finally learn about who they really are and who they are supposed to be, together. Overall, I did enjoy Ryan and Johnny and totally fell for them and their story.


Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short storyójust to see if he couldóand found it rather addictive. He hasnít stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.
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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: River Home (Accidental Roots Book #5) by Elle Keaton

Happy Friday!! Today we are a part of the Review Tour for River Home (Accidental Roots Book #5) by Elle Keaton. I’ve really enjoyed this series and definitely Miguel and Nate! I hope you’ll check out these books and my review!
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Length: 67,000 words
Cover Design: Cate Ashwood Designs
Accidental Roots Series
#1 Storm Season – Buy Links
#2 No Pressure – Buy Links
#3 Spring Break – Buy Links
#4 As Sure As The Sun – Buy Links

If you don’t know what you want, would you recognize it if you found it?

Miguel Ramirez is the definition of pochos; a half-breed-white-washed Mexican–American who doesn’t speak Spanish (also unapologetically bisexual). Three years ago he arrived in Skagit a broken man having barely managed to escape an abusive relationship. Slowly, he’s rebuilt his life. He’s tried hard to discard his deepest desires and be happy with what life has doled out. Family feels out of his grasp, no one really wants to keep a stray after all. Except, maybe, a red-haired stranger with a galaxy of freckles covering his face who seems to encompass everything Miguel’s learned to avoid.

Nate Richardson; focused, solid, reliable, career-minded, Federal Agent. No time for relationships outside of work. Then he runs into Miguel with his crazy green eyes, rakish smile and outrageous sense of humor. Nate starts thinking about Miguel as more than just another guy. Nate was sure he didn’t care about sex and didn’t believe in love…he’d never met Miguel Ramirez before.

Things quickly heat up between Nate and Miguel. Crime is heating up in Skagit as well. Nate is sidelined when the case he is working on reaches a frustrating standstill. In the meantime, unnerving incidents transpire, some literally on Nate’s doorstep. Will outside forces—or their own baggage—keep Miguel and Nate apart? What exactly is family, and can Miguel and Nate make one of their own?
Jenn Review
4 Stars
I have really enjoyed this series and Elle Keaton’s characters, they are a bit broken but still great and Miguel and Nate are fantastic additions to this group. They are two very different men from different backgrounds and seem unlikely at first, but they find something special together and I loved their journey.
Miguel has spent the last few years trying to rebuild his life after getting away from his abusive ex Justin. He has a good job working with Buck in his shop and is trying to get his stuff together. He thinks he’s escaped his ex, but he starts to notice things, and wonders if he’s just adjusting to a new home and life or if he’s actually got a stalker. Nate made the choice to move away from his disapproving father and to Washington and work for the FBI. He loves his job and lives a pretty simple life. He’s a bit awkward in social situations but he’s a sweetheart of a guy. A chance meeting at a wedding brings these two together and though neither of them expected anything special, that’s what they find. But, it’s not an easy journey, Miguel is still afraid of his ex stalking him and Nate is new to any kind of dating. Nate might feel like an anchor for him, but that’s scary in it’s own way.
I really enjoyed the way this story flowed, getting to know these guys and how their relationship developed. Neither of these guys have much positive relationship experience and when it seems like they may be able to make it work, the worst happens and threatens them both. I really enjoyed the last bit of this book, as it all came together and I really got to see these two finally get the happy that they both so deserved. River Home shows that real family isn’t always about being related by blood, that it can also be those that we find along the way to love. Miguel and Nate balance each other in a way that just made my heart happy and I felt like their ending was just absolutely perfect for them. Another great read from Elle Keaton, I totally fell in love with these guys and am already looking forward to what is next!
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About The Author

Author, photographer, rare Pacific Northwest Native, Elle grew up in Seattle, WA., with the Cascade Mountain range to the east and Olympics to the west. Less than two hours northwest lie the majestic San Juan Islands. To the northeast is the Methow Valley and the scrub deserts of Eastern Washington. Geography ripe with material.

A graduate of Western Washington University, Elle has a BS in biology which taught her to be tenacious. The closest she has come to biology since then is having two kids. Like an experiment or something. She’s lived in four states (none of which were gaseous), London England, and Hong Kong; always knows what time it is, and has no problem finding parking even in the most difficult places. Cannot balance a checking account.

Elle’s series Accidental Roots, mostly set in the Skagit Valley of Western Washington, will make its debut spring of 2017. Storm Season is tender, sometimes irreverent, full of nosy neighbors and help when the hero didn’t think he needed it. Writing has always been a passion but not something she was able to take seriously until recently. Now her head is full of ideas and not enough time in each day.





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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Poke Check (Harrisburg Railers #4) by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Happy Friday! We are excited to be a part of the review tour for Poke Check by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey, the newest installment in the Harrisburg Railers series and a fun, sweet read! Big loveable Russian and a hockey romance! Yes please! I hope you’ll check out my review and the great giveaway too!
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Length: 50,000 words approx
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Harrisburg Railers Series
Book #1 – Changing Lines
Book #2 – First Season
Book #3 – Deep Edge

One scorching summer in each other’s arms could never be enough.

Stanislav “Stan” Lyamin is happy playing for the Railers. The towering goalie is well-loved, respected, and making a home for himself even though that home only contains him, his cat, and his growing Pokemon trading card collection. Stan prefers it that way.

He’d given his heart to a man in a secret affair, and that man walked away, leaving Stan shattered. Now Erik is back in his life, and he has the same tumultuous effect he had on Stan’s heart as before. This time it’s not just a kissable mouth and sweet blond curls that Erik has brought to Harrisburg, there’s a soon-to-be ex-wife and a precious baby.

Despite the vow Stan made to hate Erik forever, he’s now finding it harder and harder to turn away.

Erik Gunnarsson’s dream had always been to play in the NHL, he just never imagined he’d land a contract with the Railers. Who would have thought that fate would put him on the same team as Stanislav Lyamin; the man whose heart he’d callously broken?

Secrets and lies had defined their summer relationship, and the choice that Erik made to end it all haunts him still. In the middle of a messy divorce and with a baby in tow, Erik finds himself back in Stan’s life. Now all he has to do is be the best dad he can be, prove to the team that he deserves the chance to stay on the roster and try his hardest to get Stan to forgive him.

Is it possible to persuade a man who hates you to give love a second chance?

Jenn Review

4 Stars

I have really enjoyed this series and I’ve been looking forward to Stan’s story. He’s a bit of an odd character, a big Russian guy who speaks very broken English and talks to his ‘pipes’ but I have to say, I adored him. He has a such a sweet, good heart, totally swoon-worthy. His sweet heart was broken though by fellow hockey player and new teammate Erik after they fell for each other but Erik took off and ended up married with a baby. There’s more to their story though, and it’s sweet and loving and a journey to honestly and love.


Erik didn’t expect to end up with a baby or an ex-wife but sometimes life throws some major curve balls. He was forced to walk away from Stan to try to do the right thing and now he finds himself a single father, the sole provider for his son and on a new hockey team face to face with Stan. This is one of those stories where the characters have to learn to be open and honest with each other, and add in a language barrier and it becomes even more challenging. These two are pretty special though, they have a very good understanding of each other and it’s easy to see that these two men truly love each other, despite past mistakes.


I really liked that this story wasn’t overly angsty, it made me smile a lot and just made my heart feel good! It’s about how these two take advantage of their second chance together and find the happiness they deserve. Stan and his use (or misuse) of the English language cracked me up, I looked forward to his POV for sure! Stan has always known what he wanted but seeing Erik realize it all just warmed my heart. This is definitely a sweet addition to this series, I loved the way it all came together and am looking forward to the next installment!

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There are many people I would have rather seen standing on the ice of my practice arena than Erik. For example my beloved sister, Galina, my sainted mother, Arina, my cat, Lucy, or my new gay American heartthrob, Zachary Quinto.

Zachary would be wearing only a smile even though it’s cold on the ice.

But no, none of them were standing in front of me wearing a Railers sweater and curls. Those damn golden curls. They’d always tempted me beyond sense. As had his mouth. And the way he would tilt his head when he was trying to understand me out of bed. In bed? There was no language barrier. Our bodies had always been tuned to each other like radio waves to a satellite dish.

Even now, I felt the low hum of his presence in my veins. I had feared this moment would come. From the first time I’d heard his name mentioned as being a new member of the Rush, our AHL feeder team, I’d known he would eventually stand in front of me, tipping his head, with his curls, his eyes and his mouth.

Connor was looking at me as if he expected something from me. Ah yes, words. He wanted me to say something. How did “go fuck a donkey” translate into English?

“We are known to each other.”

I skated to my net, mask perched on my head, and tried to focus. The humming in my blood was unsettling. Closing my eyes, I let the blue ice under my skates talk to me. Opening myself up to the sounds of hockey, the stress of seeing Erik again lessened. I whispered to the pipes as I tapped them. Asked them in Russian if they were going to be my friends during this practice.

“Uh, hey, I know this is a strict breach of protocol and all…but is there a problem between you and Gunner?”

I glanced to the left. Tennant stood there, geared up, his stick casually resting across his shoulders. So Erik now had his American hockey nickname. Why didn’t I have a new American hockey nickname? Pah. I was being petty. It tasted bad on my tongue.

“Gunner is okay person from time back in space.” Was that right? English was hard to speak. It made no sense. How could there be three ways to spell one word? Russian was simple. Strong. Pure. A language of passion and spirit. American was whiney and tied my brain into knots. No, that was not true. American was a wonderful language. It was me who was whiney and unhappy. “Time back. In the back of time. Is bad time to talk. Go away.”

RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the bestselling author of over one hundred romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.


V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who, Torchwood, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.


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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Dream (A Skins Novel) by Garrett Leigh

Happy Friday! Today we are excited to be a part of the Review Tour for Dream (A Skins Novel) by Garrett Leigh! I really enjoyed this story and totally fell for these characters! I hope you’ll check out my review and the great giveaway we have today!
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Length: 60,000 words approx.
Cover Design: GDLeigh @Black Jazz Design
Cover Photo: Dan Burgess @Moonstock Photography

I can’t sleep…

When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he’s found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s a place for every fantasy — for crazy-hot encounters — where a night of insane NSA sex brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings.

It should be a perfect escape, and for one magical night it seems that way, but then worlds collide, and reality bites when his hookup desperately needs a friend. Surely Dylan can’t trust his instincts when friendship has bruised his heart so badly before?

It’s burying me alive…

The deck is stacked against former ballet dancer Angelo Giordano ever finding real love. At least visiting Lovato’s offers respite from a life defined by illness; a glimmer of light in the dull grey of his so-called life without dance. But then he encounters Dylan — a glorious ray of the brightest sunshine — who makes his heart pound once more with purpose.

Angelo’s mind is blown by this man, but the disease that ended his career won’t let him bask in new love. He’s drowning, and Dylan can’t save him while insecurities swamp them both. The only way to make it means confronting their demons.

If Dylan can turn his back on the past, and Angelo can face his uncertain future, maybe they can chase their dreams together.

Jenn Review


4 – 4.5 Stars

Ok, I have to say these two really surprised me! I totally fell for Angelo and Dylan and their story. It’s got super hot chemistry and passion as well as a sweet love that develops between these two. They meet in a sex club, it’s supposed to be pretty much anonymous but a chance encounter brings these two men together and they just can’t seem to walk away from each other. I loved it!

Dylan works as a financial adviser and has just distanced himself from his best friend, trying to protect his heart. Angelo lost his dream of being a ballet dancer and now lives a life full of struggle and pain. One night of release brings Dylan and Angelo together, a night that rocks them both but a chance meeting is where everything really changes.

There’s no doubt a very physical connection between them, but what surprises them both is how much more there is there. It’s a bit rough for them at first, neither of them really able to see what’s happening, a part of the story I really enjoyed. These two just couldn’t stay away from each other and it was enjoyable to see that unfold, falling for each other without really getting it. They start to learn about each other, especially when Angelo’s illness makes itself known. Dylan is a fixer and he wants to take care of Angelo but is met with resistance. When it all becomes too much for Dylan and his sweet heart, they are really tested and true feelings come out.

I liked their journey together, it’s not all sweet and perfect but it’s perfect for them. They learn to work together, to lean on each other and open up. It was especially touching to see Angelo grow, life hasn’t always been kind to him and he’s learning how to manage that, with Dylan by his side. Overall, this was a strong story, these two falling in love and embracing life together but still being who they are. I really enjoyed this story and it’s one I know I will read again! Definitely looking forward to more from Garrett Leigh!

January 23 – Reviews By Virginia Lee, My Fiction Nook, Urban Smoothie Read, The Blogger Girls, Gay Media Reviews, Lelyana’s Book Blog, Hearts On Fire Reviews, Gay Book Reviews, Reading In Sarah’s Corner, OMG Reads

January 25 – We Three Queens, Book Lovers 4Ever, Joyfully Jay, Cupcakes & Bookshelves, Kimmer’s Erotic Book Banter, Sinfully, Mikku-chan

January 29 – Sanaa’s Book Blog, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews, My Book Filled Life, Book love

January 31 – Diverse Reader, Jim’s Reading Room, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

February 2 – Valerie Ullmer, The Geekery Book Review, Sarandipity Book Reviews, Making It Happen

February 5 – Open Mind For A Different View

February 9 – Bayou Book Junkie, BFD Book Blog, Mirrigold, Unused Napkin, Wicked Reads


Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at, and co-owns the specialist stock site with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.




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Review Tour: Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn

I am thrilled to share my review of Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn today! This is another fun, smexy read that I enjoyed from start to finish! I hope you’ll check out my review and this great read!
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“Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I’m Noely Clark, your host: and I’m in the market for love…”

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me.

Outgoing? Check.

Single? Check.

Open to finding love? Check.

I signed up immediately.

A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I’ve found it impossible to find the man of my dreams—so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That’s until they start setting me up on dates—three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates—and only one thing is for certain . . .

I’m in big trouble.

Good Morning Malibu,
I’m Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make.
The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock.
Jenn Review
 4.5 Stars
Meghan Quinn does it again with a unique, fun and emotional book that I enjoyed from start to finish! She brilliantly creates these quirky, lovable characters that I fall in love with and want to be friends with and Noely and this group are added to that list. I really enjoyed the different take in this book, not always quite sure where it was headed. Sassy, funny and oh what a journey!
Noely is a strong, confident and hilarious woman and she just wants to find someone to love. When she signs up for this new dating service, Going in Blind she doesn’t expect her boss to find out and want to add her dating journey to the morning show she hosts. She just wants to find that someone. Going in Blind is unique, it matches you with people and also provides a location to meet and get to know each other. She’s still going to give it a shot though, try to find real love!
This book needs to be read and experienced without spoilers so there’s not much more about the actual story that I want to share, but it’s a great adventure. Noely meets three different men – The Suit, The Rebel and The Jock and one of them is a meant to be, but who? I loved this experience, three very different and great men and even at times I couldn’t choose! GAH – it was fun! I will say that I loved how this story turned out, it made me so freaking happy and schmoopy and YES! I am excited to see what Ms. Quinn does with the rest of this series because I am hooked! A great start and a must read!


“Just state my name?”

“Yeah. Gives us a quick rundown on who you are, what you do, your interests, and what you’re looking for in a man.”

I nod and clear my throat. Sitting tall, my hands resting in my lap, I speak directly into the camera . . .

“Hi, I’m Noely Clark, and I’m one of your Good Morning, Malibu hosts. As you know, I’m single and in the market for love. As a twenty-seven-year-old woman who has had her fair share of rotten relationships, hookups, and dates, I want to try something new. I want to be thrust into a program where my celebrity status isn’t the first thing someone knows about me, where I can be known for who I am as a person rather than how I’m represented on TV.”

“And who is the person you want to be known for?”

Tilting my head to the side, I purse my lips, thinking of my answer. “Just a regular girl who loves Tom Hanks, would do just about anything adventurous, and would rather be seen eating nachos at a hockey game than enjoying a chardonnay during a classic night at the opera.”

“And what are you looking for in a man?”

Taking a deep breath, I look straight into the camera. “Someone who will cuddle on my couch and watch a classic romcom with me. Someone who will challenge me. Someone who is respectful and courteous to others but also has no qualms about shouting at an official while pounding on the glass at a hockey game. We don’t have to be a perfect match, because when is that really the case? But I want our match to be close with a little bit of wiggle room for some give and take, because what’s love without a little bit of compromise, without being able to adapt to your partner and love what they love? It’s the people in our life who mold us, and I’m far from being molded completely.”


About the Author:

Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Will dance for laughs, won’t eat anything spicy because you asked, but will squeeze boobs in replace of a hug. Grew up in Southern California (Temecula, anyone? Anyone?) lived in New York (the armpit of NY, not the city) and now resides in Colorado with my wife, son, two dogs, three cats, and my multiple book boyfriends. Loves love, anything romantic, and will die if I ever meet Tom Hanks. Yay, books!

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Deep Edge (Harrisburg Railers #3) by RJ Scott and V.L. Locey

Happy Wednesday! Hope the week is off to a great start! Today we excited to be a part of the Review Tour for Deep Edge (Harrisburg Railers #3) by RJ Scott and V.L. Locey! I’m sharing my review and we have a great giveaway too!
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Length: 52,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Harrisburg Railers Series
Book #1 – Changing Lines – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 – First Season – Amazon US | Amazon UK

One man’s passion, another man’s lies. Can love fix even the darkest of hearts?

Trent Hanson is a figure skating phenom adored by millions around the world. His whole life has been dedicated to the sport he loves even when the sport – and his own family – have turned against him. From the playground to the Olympics to his parent’s living room, Trent has fought against bullies and homophobes to be the out and proud gay man he is. But the constant fighting has left Trent tired, lonely, and skittish. All those fears will have to be shelved though when he’s hired to spend the summer working with the Harrisburg Railers ice hockey team. Who would have guessed that the man fate has decided to pair him off with is Dieter Lehmann, all-around sex god and a man who seems to have everything to prove and doesn’t care who he hurts to get what he wants.

Dieter has spent too many years languishing in the minors and a secret addiction to prescription painkillers means his career is in a downward spiral. His ex is blackmailing him and he’s close to walking away from it all. But when he’s called up in the run for the Stanley Cup to cover injuries he has a taste of what it’s like playing in the NHL and he realizes that a place on the Railers roster is what he wants more than anything. More than listening to his heart, and even more than caring for the infuriating figure skater who gets under his skin. When he crosses the line to get what he wants, he knows he has lost his way. He has to change, but is it too late for both his career and any chance he might have at love?

Jenn Review

3.5 – 4 Stars

I really enjoy this series and this group of hockey players and the addition of Dieter and Trent is great! For me this felt like an opposites attract – both are a bit of a mess story and I totally fell for these two! Both of these guys are dealing with a lot when this story starts and my heart definitely hurt for both of them. When they meet, their connection is immediate but there are a lot of issues they are going to have to work through if their relationship is going to make it.


Dieter has just been signed to the Railer’s hockey team, but he’s got some things he’s hiding, like a knee injury and an addiction to pain pills. He thinks he’s got it under control, but that really isn’t the case. Trent is dealing with the aftermath of his stepfather/manager stealing all his money and gambling it all away. He’s now fighting to keep his mother’s home and his rink and when a reality show opportunity comes his way, he’s quick to accept, until he hears he has to work with hockey players. He’s determined to make enough money to save the house and the rink though so he’ll take on those hockey guys.


I liked these two together right from the start. Both men have their issues and their flaws but they are also good men and so sweet together. Trent knows that loving someone with addiction issues can be painful, but he still gives his heart to Dieter, but he’s fierce and strong too and doesn’t let Dieter get away with anything. Dieter is strong too, and having Trent in his life shows him what he needs to do, for himself, his career and his relationship. I loved that these two work through things together and really don’t hold back. There are still some secrets to be revealed, but they go through it together. I really enjoy this group of characters and their journeys together and am looking forward to what is next for this group!

December 1 – Reading In Sarah’s Corner, Urban Smoothie Read, Nerdy Dirty & Flirty, The Smut-Brarians, Xtreme Delusions, Mirrigold: Musings & Mutterings, Nautical Star Books, Jessie G Books

December 6 – Making It Happen, We Three Queens, My Fiction Nook

December 8 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Sarandipity, Wicked Reads, Jim’s Reading Room, MM Good Book Reviews

December 11 – Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews

December 13 – Padme’s Library, Book Lovers 4Ever, The Geekery Book Review

December 15 – Bayou Book Junkie 

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.






V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.








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Review Tour, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs


Happy Friday! Today we are excited to share this sweet, feel-good holiday story Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs! This is just the kind of story for the holiday feel good happiness and I hope you’ll check out my review, the excerpt and an awesome giveaway too!
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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 48,000 words approx
Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Ben has Christmas, cats, and mistletoe on his side…. Jason doesn’t stand a chance

For Ben Slater, moving back to Bristol means being closer to his family, living with his best mate, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. But there’s also Jason, his best mate’s eldest brother. Ben’s had a crush on Jason for as long as he can remember, but the eleven-year age gap has always seemed insurmountable.

Jason Armitage works as a vet at his uncle’s practice. He owns a cute cottage on the outskirts of the city, and a loving dog. The one thing missing is someone to share it all with. His brother’s best friend seems a bad choice, but Jason can’t help taking a second look. Ben’s changed a lot since Jason last saw him; both in appearance and attitude. Gone is the shy young boy, replaced with a confident, twenty-four-year-old man.

In the run up to Christmas, the festive period gives Ben the ideal opportunity to show Jason what he has to offer. But concerns for his brother’s feelings hold Jason back. If they have any chance of making this work, Ben must convince Jason that he’s old enough to know what he wants, and Jason needs to believe that a relationship with his brother’s best friend won’t ruin their friendship.

Jenn Review

3.5 – 4 Stars

Not Just for Christmas is a sweet, feel-good holiday romance with cute pets, a childhood crush, some well placed mistletoe and a slow burn HEA! Ben has had a crush on his best friend Liam’s brother Jason since they were kids, but Jason is eleven years older and always saw Ben and Liam as kids. Well, now Ben is 24 and moving back to his hometown and living with Liam. He knows he’ll run into Jason again, but this time he hopes he seems him for the man he’s grown up to be.


I really felt like I got to know both Ben and Jason, and man these two are adorably awkward together. They are both attracted to each other but are hesitant to act on that attraction since there are friendships and families involved. As the holidays approach though, and these two spend some more time together, and thanks to that sneaky mistletoe, Ben finally makes his move.


I definitely enjoyed this story, it’s got a slow burn and low angst, but I really liked Ben and Jason and was totally rooting for them. These guys definitely think before they leap, but it really does all come together nicely. This is exactly the kind of story that gets me a holiday happy mood!


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December 4 – BooksLaidBareBoys, My Book Filled Life, V’s Reads

December 6 – OMG Reads, Fannatality

December 8 – Valerie Ullmer, Au Boudoir Ecarlate, The Geekery Book Review

December 11 – Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Nicole’s Book Musings

December 13 – Hearts On Fire Reviews, A Book Lover’s Dream Blog, BFD Book Blog, Sexy Erotic Xciting, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews

December 15 – Drops Of Ink, Bayou Book Junkie, Diverse Reader, Book Lovers 4Ever, Lelyana’s Book Blog 


Ben tried not to look, but inevitably his gaze was drawn to Jason still sat on the sofa. He stood as Pete stepped back, and Ben got a proper look at him. Ben wasn’t the only one who’d changed a little over the past couple of years. The last time he’d seen Jason, his hair had been short, like an army cut, and he’d had a beard. He’d looked hot then, but now…. Ben had to forcibly shut his mouth so he didn’t gape.

Jason’s thick dark hair, still shaved at the sides, was now a good couple of inches longer on top. And he was clean shaven. Ben kind of missed the beard, but without it Jason looked much younger, and his strong jawline was a thing of beauty. He looked thinner, too. Ben frowned because Jason ate like a horse and had always been bulkier than his brothers. That thought somehow made its way out of Ben’s mouth.

“Have you lost weight?”

Jason laughed softly, one hand immediately going to his stomach. He patted his belly and sighed. “God don’t you start. Mum’s already been on at me about not eating properly.” He pulled Ben in for a quick hug. “It’s good to see you, even if you do put the rest of us to shame.”

Oh God, that voice. As smooth and deep as Ben remembered.

Author Bio

Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it – fighting enemies and adversity – but they always find love in the end.


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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Jingle Spell by Chris Ethan

Today we’ve got another sweet read to get you in the holiday mood, we are happy to be a part of the Review Tour for Jingle Spell by Chris Ethan! This is a feel-good, quick read and I hope you’ll check out my review and also a great giveaway too!
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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 119 pages
Cover Design: Ethereal Ealain

It’s the most horrible time of the year.

Smooches under mistletoes and tacky reindeer decorations. 

Newly single, Davey has had enough of wasting his love and having his heart broken. Better to be single, he decides. No more dates. No more falling in love. No more dreaming of happy ever afters. 
Those are for movies.

He’s resolute.

And then Avery steps into his life, bringing care, compassion, and tenderness in his path.
Davey’s so tempted to hope again. But can an online date and a brief encounter turn into anything other than an ephemeral sexual encounter?

Is there a future for them? Will Avery stay? And most importantly, can Davey bear to offer up his heart to the season’s love—just one more time?

A sweet romance by Chris Ethan, author of The Guy With The Suitcase.
Jenn Review
3.5 Stars
Jingle Spell is a cute holiday read with featuring two sweet men looking to find happiness. Davey hates Christmas, all the festivities, decorations, people all over the place and just all of it. It doesn’t help that he was just dumped. He meets Avery while at work one day and thanks to a dating ap, Avery has tracked him down. Davey is determined to not to give his heart away so easily, but sweet Avery works his way in quicker than Davey thought possible. The two start spending time together, falling for each other but when Avery’s ex shows up it will test what they really have together. Davey is pretty sure that’s just his luck though.
These two are just adorable together, Avery easily breaking through Davey’s gruff exterior. Davey definitely hasn’t had an easy life and learning more about him broke my heart, he’s gone through some rough stuff for such a young man. He’s sure that he’s not good enough and that everyone will leave him eventually, but Avery seems to be testing that. He pays attention to him, listens to his stories and really seems to care. I loved that about Avery, just steady and wonderful and totally swoon-worthy! I liked these two together, they are a couple you can definitely root for, especially around the holidays.
This was a sweet, quick read without a lot of drama or angst, just a good paced story about two men who deserve love. It’s a story that brings out the magic of Christmas and romance and I enjoyed the sweetness. Chris Ethan does a good job of bringing these two together and getting them to their happy.
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Author Bio

Chris Ethan is a book whore. He enjoys selling his feelings for money and other pleasures and is blatantly unashamed to do so for as long as he breathes. Chris Ethan is also a persona for Rhys Ethan, author of fantasy and sci-fi. He uses Chris Ethan to share stories of adult queer romance with those who need it. Before you delve into his books however, be warned. He likes putting his characters through shitstorms and hates anything conventional. But then there’s that darned happy-ever-after. Also, he likes swearing. Deal with it!


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