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New Release & Review: Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

Happy Release Day to Sarina Bowen – Goodbye Paradise is live! I really loved this story and fell head over heels in love with Caleb and Josh! I’m excited to share this book and my review today, I hope you’ll check it out! We’ve also got a sneak peak at the cover of the next book, Hello Forever!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Summary:

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh & Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counterThis book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone. For more about its previous publication, you can read this blog post.

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4-4.5 Stars

I am definitely a Sarina Bowen fan and I have to admit that from the blurb I was a little concerned about where this story would take me, but it was fantastic! I absolutely fell in love with Caleb and Josh and their journey! I found this to be a very positive, sweet story about true love and finding yourself.

Caleb and Josh were born and raised on the Compound, a cult cut off from the regular world. They live in a sheltered, religious life but not a good one. Caleb’s family is respected in the Compound so he doesn’t have it too rough,but it’s not the life he wants. Josh’s story is a bit different. No great family lines, no talent for the work he’s expected to do and his biggest problem is the fantasies he has about Caleb. No one can ever know though. Caleb is respected and he’s his best friend. When Josh is unexpectedly kicked out of the Compound, it’s Caleb who runs away to save him.

The two boys know they are going to need help, and luckily there is someone who ran away years ago who they know they can turn to for help. Maggie made it out and has made it known that she will help anyone else escaping that place. They have to get there though, they are in Wyoming and Maggie lives in Massachusetts.  Josh and Caleb definitely have a journey ahead of them, getting across the country and finally discovering their true feelings for each other.

I absolutely loved the progression of their relationship, the strong love they have for each other and how they overcome the struggles of their upbringing together. Caleb has such a wonderful strength in reassuring Josh that their love is a good, beautiful thing and not something to be ashamed of. This really is a story of growing and loving and finding your place in the world. Both men struggle as they try to assimilate into a new world but they learn and grow, and do it together. Of course, there’s a little blip for these two but even then you see how strong their love is.

Overall, I loved this story. It was something different and these characters are powerful and beautiful souls that you just can’t help but root for. Josh and Caleb, along with Maggie and her family will absolutely touch your heart and make you smile. Total swoonworthy read and I can’t wait to read the next book!

*I received an advanced copy to voluntarily review for The Geekery Book Review

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Release Tour & GIVEAWAY: Step by Step by K.C. Wells

Title: Step by Step
Author: K.C. Wells
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2017 


Jamie’s life is one big financial mess, and it really isn’t his fault. However, the last thing he expected to find in the library was a Good Samaritan. He might have been suspicious of Guy’s motives at first, but it soon becomes apparent that his savior is a good man who has been lucky in life and is looking to pay it forward. Guy being gay is not a problem. Jamie’s not interested… or so he thinks.

Guy is happy to help Jamie, and the two men get along fine. But when Jamie’s curiosity leads him from one thing to another, Guy finds himself looking at the young man with new eyes. What started out as a hand up is now something completely different….

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 3.5 – 4 Stars
This was a sweet story with that ‘pay it forward’ feel with a love story. Jamie is a young student who has dreams of law school but is basically right in the middle of the worst day ever. He meets Guy and he offers to help Jamie, offering him a place to live and help with school. It certainly feels like a too good to be true moment, but Guy really is a wonderful person who wants to help.
Step by Step is a low-angst read, of course Jamie and Guy face challenges as their relationship grows, but they deal with things together. I did like the May/December thing, that really worked for me in this book. Overall, I enjoyed their story, watching as these two fell in love! This is a good go-to for a feel good story that has heart without drama everywhere!
“Please, tell me you’re tapping that gorgeous ass,” Troy said in a low voice.
Guy followed Troy’s gaze to where Jamie stood next to Cole, talking and smiling with Simon Bexter. Guy smiled to himself. Perfect. Cole had caught on to Guy’s plan.

Then Troy’s words hit home. “Excuse me?”
Troy indicated Jamie with a nod of his head. “Your so-called roommate. Only that’s a euphemism, right?” He gave Guy a sideways glance. “You are fucking him, right?”
“Wrong.” Guy set his jaw. It wasn’t the first time that evening that he’d heard that assumption. “One, he’s straight, and—”

Troy snorted. “And what’s wrong with that? He just doesn’t know what he’s missing.” He leered. “You could be the one to teach him how to take a dick.”

Guy tried not to growl. “And two, I’m helping him get a good start in life. Like someone once did for me.” Right then he was asking himself why he’d invited Troy in the first place.

Troy groaned. “Seriously? Just look at him. That is one beautiful specimen of manhood right there.”
Guy watched how Jamie interacted with others. It was funny, but until that moment, he’d never seen him as a man. He was just…. Jamie. But Troy had a point. Jamie’s creamy skin, gorgeous blue eyes, and slim figure all added up to a beautiful man.

 

How come I never saw him so clearly before?


Maybe it was because Jamie was straight. Guy wasn’t in the habit of lusting after straight guys. He’d had his fingers burned in the past, and on both occasions, it hadn’t turned out well. Maybe that was why his brain had refused to acknowledge what he was now seeing: Jamie was lovely.
Then Jamie glanced across at him and his eyes lit up.

“Ooh, someone’s happy,” Troy said in a singsong voice. “Look at that smile.” He nudged Guy with his elbow. “You play your cards right and you could have that tasty piece of ass warming your sheets tonight.”

Guy turned to Troy with a sigh of exasperation. “You don’t listen, do you? Not going to happen. You got that? Now go find yourself someone else to pester.” He had no idea why Troy’s suggestions evoked such a strong reaction in him, but he wasn’t about to spend time fathoming it out. Not when Jamie was walking over to him.

Troy huffed and left him to go to the bar, and Guy was fine with that. He’d known Troy for years, but recently he had changed. He’d become a pig, pure and simple. At least Guy could see that now.

 

Well, no more.


Jamie stopped in front of him, his face glowing. “Thank you.” The words were uttered fervently but quietly.
“For what?”
Jamie’s smile hadn’t dimmed. “I figured it out, with a little help from Cole. You put a lot of thought into that guest list, didn’t you?”
Guy played the innocent. “I’m sure I have no idea what you’re talking about.” When Jamie continued to stare, he had to relent. “Okay, so I might have invited a few lawyers.” He nodded in Cole’s direction. “I got the impression you were a little awestruck when I introduced you to Cole.”
Jamie chuckled. “That would be an understatement. I may have a mild case of hero-worship.”
“Hero?” Guy widened his eyes. “Wow.” He buffed his fingernails on his shirt. “Guess I did good, then.”
Jamie laughed. “Better than good. You are one cool guy, do you know that?”

 

Fuck, the light in his eyes….
Guy steered himself away from that particular thought, but he had to admit it had shaken him. When was the last time someone looked at me like that?

The sad thing was, he couldn’t remember.

Guy pulled himself together. “So are you done schmoozing for the night, or is Cole about to introduce you to another mover and shaker?”
Jamie laughed again, and Guy loved its natural, unforced quality. Even his laughter makes me feel good. He gave himself a mental slap. He did not want to think about Jamie like that.
Guy smiled. “I’m going to mingle and make sure everybody’s happy. Cole looks like he’s taking good care of you.” He reached out and squeezed Jamie’s shoulder. “I’m glad you’re having a good time.”

To his surprise Jamie gave him a quick hug. “Thank you,” he whispered before releasing him and disappearing in Cole’s direction.

Guy stared after him, shocked by the unexpected display of affection. Then Troy stepped into his line of sight, his lips contorted into a smirk, his eyebrows arched.

Guy slowly turned away and headed into the living room.

 

Nope. Not going there.

 

 

K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.

She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.

 

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Release Blitz and GIVEAWAY: Drunk In Love Anthology

This is such a fun anthology to share today, great stories and a great cause! Laugh out loud fun, super smexy times and wonderful characters! You definitely want to pick up Drunk In Love and help support these authors – 100% digital proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! There’s an amazing GIVEAWAY you don’t want to miss too!

Happy Reading!
~Jenn

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Cover Design: Jena Brignola
Release Date: March 13th

 

Synopsis

A glittering diamond, the promise of forever, and the hope that your future in-laws will move to a galaxy far, far away…sounds like a decadent recipe for eternal happiness, doesn’t it? All girls dream about their wedding day, fantasize about each and every gooey-delicious detail. It’s so easy to get scooped by the champagne bubbles and swallowed by our dreams.

 

But we all know the magical path toward happily ever after is not always sprinkled with pixie dust. Sometimes, we stumble over our plans for a perfect future and choke on the words promising forever. We watch the path take a defiant turn away from our blissful paradise because everybody has secrets, and skeletons, and fears.

 

And sometimes, being drunk in love isn’t always enough.

 

This is a collection of twenty romantic short stories that will make you laugh, cry & swoon featuring twenty trendsetting romance authors with 100% of all digital proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Authors participating in this worthwhile effort: Amy Daws, AM Johnson, Melissa Collins, Carey Heywood, Elle Brooks, Isabelle Richards, Jeannine Collette, JD Hollyfield, Liv Morris, Meghan Quinn, Kandi Steiner, Mariah Dietz, Tori Madison, AD Justice, Kristen Luciani, MD Saperstein, Ryan Ringbloom, MJ Fields, Kathryn Andrews & Katy Regnery

 

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4 Stars
Oh man, I had a lot of fun reading this collection of stories. They are fun, naughty and sometimes just a downright tease, but I definitely enjoyed them all. There were some that were sweet and just made me smile and others that steamed up my kindle! All of these are quick reads but yet I felt like I got to know these characters and their stories. This is a great collection of stories benefiting an amazing cause.
There were so many stories in this anthology that it’s difficult to review each of them individually so I’d love just share my overall impression. I really enjoyed them all, but I definitely had some favorite moments. Entice by AD Justice amused me the whole way through and man did I just love Justin and can easily say I need more of their story! Another favorite was easily Stripped Bare by Melissa Collins – LOVED IT!
Overall, these are great, fun reads to support an amazing cause. Be prepared though, some are teasers for full novels and they’ll definitely have you adding books to your TBR list immediately!

 

 

 

 

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GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY – One winner takes all! Prizes include ebooks, paperbacks and a $50 Amazon Gift Card

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Melissa Collins: Melissacollinsauthor.com
Carey Heywood: www.careyheywood.com
Isabelle Richards: www.isabellerichards.net
Jeannine Collette: www.jeanninecolette.com
JD Hollyfield: authorjdhollyfield.com
Liv Morris: www.livmorris.com
Meghan Quinn: authormeghanquinn.com
Kandi Steiner: www.kandisteiner.com
Mariah Dietz: www.mariahdietz.com
Kristen Luciani: kristenluciani.com
MD Saperstein: www.AuthorMDS.com
Kathryn Andrews: www.kandrewsauthor.com
Katy Regnery: www.katyregnery.com

 

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Review and Excerpt Tour: Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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sweetrivRyder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

 

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4 Stars

Friends-Enemies-Lovers – Sweet Rivalry is a fun, steamy read with great characters, we’ve got a sassy heroine with killer heels and a bearded, tattooed sweetheart of a guy. I really enjoyed Ryder and Harper’s story. It’s a short, quick read that will definitely make you smile without angst or drama.

Ryder and Harper knew each other in college and just when their chemistry really starts, it ends in one moment. Years later while bidding on the same job, the two are reunited and the competiveness they shared is back in full force but so is that chemistry, stronger than ever.

These two are so great! Harper is adorable in every way, she’s beautiful and successful but she’s got a bit of derpy side to her. Ryder is all confidence and beards and tattoos but he’s got a sweet heart and a definite thing for Harper, even after all these years.

Sweet Rivalry is an easy-going, high chemistry read then you’re looking for that feel-good read. There’s no angst really, just two people finally reconnecting in a great way. I really enjoyed this story from start to finish!

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Work first. Reward sex next.

That’ll give me something to look forward to during the next few days. The ones I can’t wait to dive headfirst into that will be an ever-changing combination of stress, exhaustion, strategy, and manipulation. An unscripted dance amongst us bidders while we size each other up, calculate our numbers, and explain to the developer why we’re the most valuable candidate for the job.

It’s the game I love. The competition I thrive on. My return to the job that I’ve been desperate to make.

And there’d be no better way to make a statement that Harper Denton is back than to leave this building with the multimillion dollar contract for Meteor Development tucked securely under my arm.

And just like that, as a reward for my positive thinking, when I look up, there he is, in full view.

I take in the expensive briefcase, the venti Starbucks, and the expensive watch peeking out from beneath the cuff of his shirt. And just my luck that while I’m afforded a full view of his body, the one thing I’m the most curious about is obscured by his hand holding his cell phone up to his ear: his face.

So instead I drink him in. He really is magnificent. I note his posture and the way he carries his body when he moves forward a few steps. There’s an air about him that says he’s no-nonsense and in control, powerful, and at the same time he doesn’t seem uptight. He has that Southern

California professional vibe. I can’t put my finger on it but he reminds me of someone I can’t quite place. Regardless, a man who can pull off being in control and playful has definite merits.

Like “spank me until my body aches in want, and then make a game of hitting each erogenous zone with his tongue before he’ll satisfy that ache he created and let me come” type of merits.

The mind-blowing-sex reward just became even more appealing.

 

 

 

HeadShot ColorNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.

 

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Release Blitz & Review: Unwritten by Jen Fredrick

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After years of trying to hit it big with his band, Adam Rees’ dream is finally about to come true. A new lead singer brings with him a hot tour invite, but with a catch—his sister has to come with them. Despite an off-limits edict, Adam is instantly attracted the smart and beautiful Landry. But if he wants to claim his woman, it might be at the expense of all his ambitions.

Landry Olsen has had success at every stage of her life, except when it comes to men. She’s put her heart on the shelf, but one look at Adam and she’s a goner. The hot rocker heats her from the inside out, and she wants him as much as he wants her. The only thing standing in their way of their happiness is Landry’s brother—she ruined his musical hopes before, and she won’t do it again. Even if it means saying no to the one guy who makes her believe in love again.

There’s no fruit more tempting than the forbidden kind…

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4 Stars

You’ve been warned – don’t catch feelings for Adam Rees – well I totally did! All the feels for Adam Rees. He’s got music in his blood and his band FMK finally has a chance to make a name for themselves. They have a new lead singer and great music and five month tour ahead of them. But their new lead singer Davis has a smoking hot sister named Landry who just so happens to have a crazy stalker and Davis isn’t about to leave her alone for a few months to tour. The compromise, bring Landry on tour. The problem, as soon as Adam saw her at their show he knew he wanted her, but she’s a bandmates sister…

Ok, so I’ve admitted that I already have feels for Adam, he’s a rocker and he’s extremely confident but he’s got a softer side, even if it’s rarely seen, especially for Landry. He knew the second he saw her she was for him, but he doesn’t force it and doesn’t act like a jerk. He knows he has to give her time to come around. It’s not easy though and having his POV in the story really adds to the rollercoaster of emotions throughout this story.

Landry is great, she’s a bit of a hot mess at times, but hey, I can totally relate to this girl. Which really, is one of my favorite things about her. She’s that perfectly imperfect girl that you just adore. Despite all the warnings, she totally falls for Adam but tries to fight it to protect her brother and the band.

Overall, I really enjoyed their story and I loved these characters. The whole band is great and they really did feel like a tight group. There is some tension that develops between Davis and Adam that adds some drama to his building relationship with Landry but that just adds to that hidden relationship angst. There were times where I felt like it dragged a bit in terms of storyline, but nothing major. The chemistry is definitely there for these two as well as the hearts and flowers side. I’m definitely an Adam Rees fan and loved the way these two finally got it together, made my heart happy!

*I received an advanced copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.

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Release Blitz & Review: Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery

 Katy Regnery has created a very special modern day fairy tale series and today I’m thrilled to share Don’t Speak. It’s the modern telling of The Little Mermaid and it’s touching and wonderful – a must read!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

 

 

Title: Don’t Speak
Series: Modern Fairytale #5 (Standalone)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017

 

Blurb

From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.

Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.

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4 – 4.5 Swoony Stars

I absolutely love what Katy Regnery is doing with this fairy tale series, it’s just brilliant and Don’t Speak is a great addition. This is a wonderful second chance love story beautifully told. Erik and Laire are amazing characters and their journey together will touch your heart, make you cry and laugh too.

Erik and Laire come from completely different worlds, Erik is the son of the governor of North Carolina, and his parents have clear expectations for his future. Laire is a sheltered fisherman’s daughter living on an island off the coast. Her family has lived on that island for generations and the expectation is that Laire will marry a local boy and start having children and live her life on that island. But those aren’t her dreams, she wants to get out, see the world, go to school and become a designer. When Laire and Erik meet there is something special between them right from the start and they begin a secret romance, both falling madly in love.

Life is never that easy though and their story takes a turn for the tragic, there are misunderstandings and mistakes and major heart break. But, once these two finally find each other again, oh it was beautiful and gave me all the FEELS. Time has passed their lives are different now, but their love is still there, despite the pain. The truth comes out and these two can finally rebuild together.

This is a great journey and I absolutely loved the feeling of The Little Mermaid throughout the story, again just brilliant! Don’t Speak was a fun and emotional read that I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend. I love this series and can’t wait to read the next fairy tale!

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A MODERN FAIRYTALE COLLECTION

 

Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now (FREE!)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now (99c!)
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017
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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Jared’s Family by V.S. Morgan

 Today I’m excited to share this sweet story, Jared’s Family by V.S. Morgan! I really enjoyed this story and if you’re looking a quick read that will make your heart happy, you’ll definitely want to get this book. There’s a great excerpt and giveaway you don’t don’t want to miss!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Title: Jared’s Family

Series: Sequel to The Gift and Sam’s Temptation (can be read as a standalone)
Author: V.S. Morgan 
Genre: m/m, Interracial, Contemporary, Western 
Cover Designer: Tibbs Design
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3.5 – 4 Stars
This is a very sweet and loving story that showcases the power of love! It is a short story, so it’s a quick and heartwarming read, but there was a part of me that wanted a bit more. It felt like there could be so much more to their story, not that I didn’t enjoy  it, I definitely did. Virge and Jared are great characters and D just makes the story even more special.
Virge and Jared seem very natural together despite their differences and I loved how easy their relationship was. I also really enjoyed the way they dealt with issues together, and that includes Jared’s whole family. They really are a close family that takes care of each other. I loved Nate and his craziness, it was a perfect balance to D’s serious issues and traumas.
Overall, this was a sweet story that will touch your heart. I really enjoyed it and would love to see more of these characters in the future!

“I would definitely read more from this author and recommend it to anyone who likes M/M with kids. Super sweet, lovable D will win your heart as much as the lead men will.” – HappilyEverChapter


“Jared’s Family is a really cute sweet book. I loved the characters, even the supporting characters brought light to the book.” – Goodreads Review


“I liked this book, like really liked it. It is a sweet sweet m/m romance novel with a wonderful HEA.
Thank you V.S. Morgan!! 5 Stars because: ” Love conquers all.” – Goodreads Review



After witnessing his mother’s death, a once outgoing preschooler is now a quiet shadow of himself. The little boy suffers nightmares and rarely speaks, choosing to use the basic sign language he learned in daycare. Desperate to help his little nephew, Virge Stevens takes a leave of absence from the LAPD to bring Donovan, known as D to Montana for the therapy he needs.


A chance meeting at the library changes Virge and his nephew’s lives forever.

Jared Malone is one of five brothers, right smack damn in the middle. He is the peacemaker and the one who gets shit done. When his younger brother gets sick, Jared fills in reading to small children at the library. There he encounters a tall, dark, and handsome stranger and his cute little boy. Jared is immediately drawn to Virge but is still dealing with the betrayal of an abusive ex.

As the Malone family welcomes them to the ranch and into their lives, Virge’s instant attraction for Jared grows, but the cowboy is fifteen years younger than him. Will he be rejected?

Both men have secrets. Secrets that could destroy the connection between them. Can they overcome the odds and find happiness together?


Another blond cowboy stood in the middle, working with a horse. He had a long rope around its neck, guiding it around the ring at a quick clip. The shirtless cowboy spoke in a firm yet quiet tone. Virge nearly choked on his tongue, eyeing the golden skin and muscles on display. This was their cowboy.

The man whistled, and the horse stopped. He rubbed its shoulder, his back to them, as they reached the ring’s split-rail fence.

 


“Daddy!” D shrieked, and the horse whinnied and shied, bumping into the man as it swung around.

 


“Whoa, easy, Spike,” the cowboy soothed.

 


Virge struggled to prevent his nephew from launching out of his arms while the cowboy calmed the large, skittish animal. He’d never been near a horse and was struck by its size and power, which the other man skillfully controlled. As the cowboy turned, Virge saw a tattoo on his chest. A redwing blackbird with a rainbow-hued ribbon dangling from its beak. His heart beat a little faster seeing the colorful ink. Could he be gay? The cowboy handed the rope to a dark-haired man before pulling on a T-shirt that stretched tight over those muscles. He suppressed a disappointed sigh.

 


Nate chuckled. “You’ve got some explaining to do, bro.”

 


“Hi, I’m Jared. I remember you from the library.” He approached with a rolling gait Virge found extremely sexy and offered his hand after wiping it against his denim-clad thigh. Damn, he was built all over and tall, just an inch or two shorter than his own height.

 


Virge shook his hand, hyperaware of the firm grasp of warm, work-hardened skin. “I’m Virge, and this is Donovan. He goes by D.”

“Glad you could make it out—”

 


“Why did he call Jared daddy?” Nate interrupted.

 


“He calls all men daddy and women mommy. If he especially likes someone, he adds their first names. D doesn’t talk much, so he must like Jared.” What about this cowboy had inspired his nephew to talk?

 

 

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Release Blitz & GIVEAWAY: Corporate Bodies by AE Ryecart

 I hope it’s been a great weekend so far! Today I’m excited to share in the release blitz for Corporate Bodies by AE Ryecart. This was a sweet read I really enjoyed! I hope you’ll check out my review and don’t miss the awesome GIVEAWAY at the end of the post

Happy Reading!

~Jenn


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Length: 86,500 words

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Loose Connection (Book #1): Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Story of Love (Book #2) : Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

When professional turns personal, it’s too late to step back. . .

Smart, young and ambitious, the future’s bright for Jake Stafford—except for his addiction to a man he should have turned his back on years before. When he receives news that forces him to re-evaluate his life, Jake has to kick his habit and go cold turkey for good.


When Oliver Lester walks out on his life in New York and returns to London after an absence of more than twenty years, the biggest piece of baggage he brings back is a broken heart. Powerful and sought after, Oliver is a man whose corporate reputation goes before him but as he stares into his future he sees nothing but work-filled days and empty, lonely nights.

 

Free of long-term relationships which have left them disillusioned and cynical, neither man is looking to risk his heart. But an invitation to dinner leads to more, and Jake and Oliver find themselves swept up in an affair neither is seeking. Crossing the line and breaking all the rules, both men come to learn what it is to feel whole and complete as they begin to fall in love.

But the past has one final trick up its sleeve. An uninvited guest, a violent confrontation and the fear history is repeating itself leaves them reeling.

As the future they promised each other hangs in the balance, Jake and Oliver are faced with a stark question: can they find the strength to destroy the past before the past destroys them?

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4 Stars

I really enjoyed this story! The characters, the setting and their journey all grabbed my attention right from the very beginning. Jake and Oliver are both great men but are a little broken after having recently come out of some rough-ending relationships. They aren’t the most likely pair, there’s a bit of an age difference and they work together, but there are definite sparks right from the moment they meet. Their journey together isn’t about just finding true love but actually keeping it.

I loved both Jake and Oliver from the start, these two really connected with my heart. Both men have experienced pain from the end of a relationship and both are a little leery about giving their heart away, but it seems like they just can’t prevent it from happening. These two are so wonderful together and to each other. It’s not all easy though, Jake and Ollie have to prove and believe that they truly are over their exes and ready for a new forever. Those beliefs get challenged and there are new hurts, but it’s all about earning that real HEA.

I really felt like I got to know these two, understanding their reasonings for what they did and how they felt. It didn’t make the rough times easier though. I really felt for what both Jake and Ollie dealt with and could see and feel both sides. I loved the way that came across in this book and it really made their story feel whole. From beginning to end, this book held my attention and had my heart rooting for Jake and Ollie. Despite their age difference, complications from work, one demented ex and even some well meaning but meddling friends, I wanted these two to be happy. I loved the way it all came together and made each of these men stronger.

I can definitely recommend this book and really look forward to more from this author!

*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book for The Geekery Book Review.

Author Bio

A E Ryecart writes mm romance/gay fiction about complex, multi-faceted men who don’t always make the right decisions. Filled with angst, high drama and emotional tension, she writes the books she likes to read. An avid people watcher, most of her writing takes place in a local café amidst the background hum of hissing coffee machines, where she can check out the other customers for character and story inspiration!


A born and bred Londoner, she may have moved to someplace more leafy but the city is still very much part of her DNA, which is why her books are set in and around present-day London, providing a thrilling, metropolitan backdrop to the main action.

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Release Blitz, Review & GIVEAWAY: Reunited by Felice Stevens

 

 Oh man, I’m so excited to share this book today! Rescued is a serious favorite of mine and I absolute adored this follow-up story for Ryder and Jason, Reunited by Felice Stevens! This book will grab you grab you by the heart and just squeeze! I hope you’ll check out my review, the great excerpt and the awesome GIVEAWAY too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

 

 

Title: Reunited
Series: Rescued Hearts #2
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2017

 Blurb

Ryder Daniels and Jason Mallory seem to have it all but even the most loving marriage takes work. Ryder’s past leads him to remain silent yet resentful in the face of conflict while Jason strives to prove he can take care of his family without Ryder’s wealth, even if it costs him precious time with his husband and daughter.When a devastating illness leaves them shaken and helpless, Ryder is forced to face the one person he never thought to see again with a life or death request that even he isn’t sure will be granted, but his decisions have far-reaching consequences. Believing he and Ryder have no secrets, Jason is distraught to discover otherwise, revealing yet another crack in their once-perfect relationship.

Adrift and uncertain, both struggle to hold onto a love previously thought unshakable. A forbidden past is exposed, shocking Ryder to the core, but it means little without Jason by his side. Marriage is a true partnership and both men must learn that only by working through their pain and heartbreak together can they achieve a lifetime of love.

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4.5 Stars
Rescued is one of my all-time favorite books, I’ve re-read it so many times and for me it’s a go-to when I need a feel-good read. Needless to say I was beyond excited when Felice Stevens announced she was writing a follow-up for Ryder and Jason, there was squeeing, and she definitely did not disappoint! Reunited is an emotional journey of true love and real life, how they collide and how to make it, together.
Reunited picks up a few years after the end of Rescued, with Ryder and Jason raising their daughter Gemma. They aren’t perfect, but they do love each other with everything they are. Jason works long hours and isn’t home as much and Ryder holds back a bit trying to avoid conflict and make sure Jason is always happy. It’s not bad though, just real. When a medical crisis strikes their little family, old wounds strike hard and both men are faced with truly dealing with their issues.
This is still a love story though, it’s more of their journey together, showing how strong their love for each other really is. Felice Stevens pours so much emotion into this story that my heart hurt through a lot of it, given my crazy attachment to Ryder and Jase, but oh it was beautiful too. I was absolutely invested in this story and could understand the struggles both Ryder and Jase go through, they felt very real.
Family is so important to them, their own little unit as well as their extended family and it was great to see all of those characters again. Overall this was a wonderful, emotional journey that I truly felt! Ryder and Jason work through a very difficult situation and while it’s not perfect, it’s real and raw and in the end they are stronger. I will forever love Ryder and Jason, their passion, their love and now their ability to work through it all together. This is a definite must-read and favorite and I can’t wait for what’s next from Felice Stevens!

 

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Excerpt
“Daddy!”Four-year-old Gemma’s plaintive cry split the night. Ryder squinted at the glowing numbers on the digital clock next to his bed. Three a.m. Shit. Nothing good ever happened at this hour of the night, or morning, if he wanted to get technical. Maybe it was a bad dream, even though Gemma rarely woke up at night anymore.

He settled down beneath the warmth of the comforter, preparing to fall back asleep. Jason moved closer to him, and Ryder slid his foot down Jason’s calf, relishing the scrape of his hairy leg. As long as he was up, it shouldn’t be a total loss. Ryder kissed Jason’s naked shoulder and licked up his strong neck, the steady pulse of life quickening beneath his lips. Jason’s sighs spurred him on, and Ryder smiled to himself, unsure whether his husband was fully awake, but that didn’t stop him from palming Jason’s ass and giving it a hard squeeze.

“Daddy, please. Come.”

Damn. No use. Fully awake now, Ryder slid out of bed, immediately missing Jason’s solid heat. Longingly he gazed back down at him splayed out in the center of the bed and shook his head with dismay. The man worked too damn hard. Jason had collapsed after they put Gemma to sleep the night before, barely able to stifle his yawns long enough to eat dinner. Mallory Brothers Construction had taken off in the past few years, and though Jason and Liam had hired several other architects and construction engineers to help alleviate the load of work they took on, Jason still tried to be as hands-on as possible. He and Ryder had numerous discussions about his long hours and how they kept him from being home with Gemma, but Jason insisted his presence was necessary, and Ryder backed off, unwilling to argue about it.

The past few weeks, Ryder tried to push dinner later and later, but Gemma had fallen asleep at the dinner table too many times for that to remain feasible. He loved the quiet times at night when they’d sit together and he’d read her a bedtime story, but Ryder missed having Jason beside him, sharing those special moments. The last thing Ryder wanted was for Jason to work so hard he missed Gemma’s childhood; his own father had missed his and Landon’s childhoods by burying himself in his work. Ryder wouldn’t allow Jason to do that, but he had to find a way to tell Jason without him getting upset.

“What’s wrong?” Jason mumbled, his face buried in the pillow. “I had a dream someone was copping a feel.” He turned his cheek on the pillow and mustered a tired smile. “Thought I was gonna get lucky.”

“You were about to, but Gemma woke up before I could make your dreams come true. Go back to sleep, babe.” Ryder leaned down to kiss Jason’s stubble-rough cheek. “She probably had a bad dream.”

“Mmm. Well, hurry back. I was dreaming of the beach, and you were my hot cabana boy.” He wiggled his ass. “I’m ready for my massage.”

Ryder snorted and rolled his eyes. “You’re insane.” But he couldn’t help kissing Jason’s smooth shoulder again. “Be right back,” he whispered against Jason’s skin, but all he received was an answering sleepy sigh.

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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Re-Release & Review: Alpha Delta by RJ Scott

I’m excited to share this fun and action packed story from RJ Scott today! Alpha Delta gives us an alpha Special Forces member and a sexy nerdy Scottish engineer in a quick, exciting read! I love this book and hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome excerpt!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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This book was previously published with All Romance Publishing. There are no additions to the original story, just a change of cover art but due to the demise of All Romance, if you have already purchased this title and require a copy, please email Rachel (rjscott.team@gmail.com) with proof of purchase and she will send you a replacement.

 

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The Book

Officer Finn Hallan has never run from a fight. With Niall’s life and love at stake, he’s not about to start now…

Finn Hallan is a member of the elite Norwegian Emergency Response Unit, code name Delta. When the team is sent to respond to a hostage situation on a Oil Platform in the Norwegian Sea, he has to face demons he thought he had buried a long time ago.

Scottish engineer Niall Faulkner’s skills in oil platform decommissioning takes him to the Forseti platform at the worst possible time. When he’s captured by terrorists, his only thought is that he will never get to tell his lover how he really feels.

Can Finn keep Niall alive? Or will they both die at the hands of hijackers in the frigid waters of the Norwegian sea?

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4 – 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this story – it was fast paced and great mix of romance and action! I’m a big fan of RJ Scott’s books and can add Alpha Delta as one of the many reasons why. This a quick but definitely satisfying read!

Finn is a member of the Special Forces team, Niall is an engineer and yes these two are the perfect blend of sexy alpha and loveable nerd. I loved them together from the beginning! Finn first meets Niall during a training session he has to attend, which is definitely not his thing, he’s rather be out in the action. But, the sexy Scottish engineer explaining how to decommission an oil platform catches his eye! The attraction is instant for both of them, smoking hot chemistry, but a relationship is harder. Both have busy careers that keep them apart. Real feelings are brought to light when terrorists take over the oil platform where Niall is working and it’s up to Finn and his team to save him.

I loved the action and fast pace, I couldn’t put this book down until I was finished! I enjoyed the drama and the romance of it, the perfect mix of action, adventure and love! Overall a fun read that I enjoyed in one sitting! I would definitely recommend this story, Niall and Finn are great!

Excerpt

Chapter 1

The call came in just past fourteen hundred hours, Erik beating him to ops by about two seconds, both men pulling on vests and arranging holsters.

Finn had been reading, spending the quiet down time before dinner trying to get his head around some of the shit that had gone down today. Time at the Urskar training facility was hard work but it wasn’t hard physical work that was bugging Finn. He knew exactly what it was.

Niall.

They’d talked this morning; he was working on the Forseti platform in the Heidrun oilfield for the next few weeks. They wouldn’t be seeing each other for a while, and that was fine. Finn was good with that. Of course, he didn’t like the fact Finn was flying in this weather. The storm passing through near the Forseti platform was a big one. And yes, he had to admit to himself he’d checked. And that was the problem. He’d checked the storm, he’d worried about the flight, and he was already missing the feisty, nerdy, sexy engineer enough to have it consuming his thoughts. All the what-ifs and the whens, and mostly the whys. He didn’t usually do serious, but Niall could make him change his mind. One guy with a soft voice and a wicked mouth comes along and suddenly Finn was losing control of his touch but don’t keep policy.

Then, this morning he’d fucked up. Big time.

He hadn’t been paying attention and he’d seriously blown things in training. He’d let his guard down and got a helmet full of pink dye with a spot-on head shot from a crowing Erik. It wasn’t so much the kill shot, it was why Finn had been distracted. He’d been thinking about Niall, and not in the I want to fuck that sideways kind of way, but in an I hope he’s okay and I’ll miss him kind of way.

Then Erik had to go and manage to kill him. It was the first time Erik had ever gotten the drop on Finn in training. It had taken three hair washes and vigorous scrubbing to get the pink out of his hair and off his left temple.

Fucker.

When they reached the briefing room Erik grinned at him, that shit-eating grin that told Finn he wouldn’t be living it down that Erik’s team had taken first blood in the mini war game they were taking part in. The grin didn’t last long, subsiding as soon as Cap walked in. After all, it didn’t matter what had happened this morning; now they were all about whatever had caused them to be alerted.

“About thirty minutes ago four bodies were found at the Grane oil terminal, identified as security assigned to the NorsDev Forseti Platform.”

Cap stared straight at Finn and for a brief moment Finn wasn’t really understanding the words. Then one thing hit him square in the chest. Forseti. That was where Niall was.

Rising to his feet he didn’t know what to say as fear gripped him. “Four?”

“We have reason to believe these four men were replaced so that a team of hijackers could get onto Forseti.”

“That’s being decom’d.” Erik sounded puzzled. “What kind of collateral does an empty oil platform have?”

“Only four?” Finn interjected. “What about the engineers? Niall Faulkner and his brother Ewan?”

Erik looked up at him and Finn could see the moment the information made sense in his head.

“Fuck. Niall is on Forseti?”

“Both of them… Niall and Ewan. Did they go? Does someone know if he…?” The rest of the team all stared at him, Cap included, and Finn realized he was coming off as a mad man. He subsided. No one could get information out if Finn was raving like a fucking lovesick moron.

“The pilots are back, they took one engineer and four security replacements. So, souls on the platform are one engineer, six skeleton crew, and the four security replacements. Eleven souls in all.”

The bottom fell out of Finn and dread stole his breath. Was it Niall or Ewan on Forseti? With who? Terrorists?

“Intel is showing no communications, or demands, but chatter has it that this is an isolated cell connected to the Hofstad Network out of Denmark.” Cap slid his finger on the laptop and the screen changed behind him to show four faces. Three fair-haired, one dark, all in fatigues with long addendums at the bottom of the photo. Ex-Marine, one former SAS. The names a blur. Except for one.

Svein Roberg.

“He’s dead,” Erik said in disbelief, echoing Finn’s thoughts exactly. Roberg had a long history of fighting the good fight for whichever side paid him most. Ex-Special Forces, he had finally been taken down by the ERU two years before, just after Finn joined the team. In fact, it had been Finn who faced him down after tracking him to a small holding in Alta. They’d chased him to the Alta Dam, where the murdering fucker had died.

The bastard had tried extortion in the name of environmental concern and had killed three oil workers in an explosion at one of the dry land containment depots. Finn would never forget Svein’s face. He didn’t even fight when Erik and Finn had him cornered, simply dropped his weapon and raised his hands.

In the best traditions of all grandstanding bad guys he laughed then said, “I live to fight another day,” repeating this over and over as he fell to his knees. There had been madness in his words, and cunning in his silver eyes. Only when Finn had stepped forward did the madness manifest in a blur of motion, the two men grappling for the weapon and a bullet leaving Finn’s gun and carving into Svein’s neck, blood spurting. Time had slowed and Finn had watched in horror and a curious fascination as the terrorist leaped in a grotesque twist of muscles over the dam wall and down into the churning water below.

“They never found his body,” Finn said softly. But Finn hadn’t cared then. The fucker had a bullet in his neck and had fallen over six hundred feet. He had to have been dead.

“Until four weeks ago his file was silent, but chatter indicated there was movement and he was implicated right in the center of it all.”

“And no one thought to brief us?” Finn demanded hotly. “Why the fuck not?”

Several others in the team, Erik included, added their alarm.

Cap held up a hand and quieted the room. “Wheels up in ten,” he said.

And that was it. They knew nothing. They didn’t know why Forseti was the platform involved or why Svein Roberg had shown up. But, whatever information they received, they would be ready for action when they knew what the hell to do.

Erik grabbed his arm as Finn made to leave. “Finn?” he asked. The question was loaded. It was, are you sure you’re okay, do you know the man you’ve been seeing is on Forseti, and can you handle this, all wrapped up in one word.

Finn nodded. Didn’t matter how he felt or what he actually said to voice any of it, he was going with the team and he wasn’t putting doubt in Erik’s head.

“Let’s get this done.”

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling author of over one hundred romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the partners 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.

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