Sunday, January 19, 2020

S.E.X. Review~ Love & Poison by Jamie Lynn Miller

A microscopic killer. A deadly diagnosis. The man you love has only 24 hours to live. What would you do?

There’s no denying the attraction between Detective Caleb Donaghue and his new partner Detective Bryce Anderson. At first, they battle their growing desires, but then tragedy brings the two men closer than ever before. United in their shared grief, they seek solace in one another. Walls come down, lines are crossed, and they finally give in to their hearts’ desires.

But only six weeks in, their happiness is shattered when Caleb is poisoned—and given only 24 hours to live.

In a life-or-death race to save their new-found love, they must find the unknown assailant and the antidote before Caleb’s time runs out.

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Love and Poison by Jamie Lynn Miller was sexy and fast-paced. I immediately fell for Bryce and Caleb, two vice cops- partners on the job and now in life.

When life took a different turn of events, the two men must make hard choices, again in work and life.

Love and Poison delivered sexy characters and much sex appeal. Both men were true lovers and cherished each other and the time they had together. Ms. Miller gave strong men compassion and gentleness that radiated throughout the story. I adored both characters and their synergy.

A fun-filled camping trip was just the tip of the sexy time Bryce and Caleb had, filling the pages of my e-reader with pure enjoyment.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review

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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

S.E.X. Review~ The Edge of the World by Garrett Leigh



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link - Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Length: 60,000 words approx.

Blurb

Shay Maloney is living his dream—on tour with his pirate/folk-rock band. But you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’re from, and that’s where moody filmmaker and researcher Ollie Pietruska comes in.

The band’s management persuades Shay to let a television company film a documentary about his roots beyond his adoptive Irish family, and Ollie comes into his life knowing more about Shay than Shay’s ever known about himself.

But while Ollie holds the key to Shay’s past, he’s also hiding deep scars. Even as the hardships of the tour bring them closer, Ollie’s demons threaten the blossoming romance. They might both reach the breaking point before Ollie realises he’s been standing on the edge of the world for too long, and it’s Shay who holds the key to his future.

A friends-to-lovers, rock star, road-tripping romance, with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.




Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.

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 blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/
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The Edge of the World by Garrett Leigh was a nice read, but I had mixed reservations about the book. A little angsty- where I wasn’t sure angst was needed- and a little repetitive at times, the storyline flowed and had good characters.

As main characters, Shay and Ollie were solid but with flaws, relevant to their perspective storylines. As part of a band, Shay walked the walk of his musical talents and Ollie, journalist on a mission and with his own secret, walked the walk of a tortured soul. No spoilers, but the hype was more than this reader thought was needed- yet I just didn’t see it.

Overall, though, Ms. Leigh always writes a wonderful narrative that regardless kept me captivated and anxiously wanting to know the outcome. One of my go-to authors, Garrett Leigh will not disappoint- just TEOTW was not my cup of tea.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review


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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

S.E.X. Audio Review~ Promises~ Narrated by Aiden Snow


Buy Links: Audible US | Audible UK | Tantor

Narrated By: Aiden Snow

Length: 7hrs 31 mins

Publisher: Tantor Media

Blurb

Duke Morgan owns and operates one of the largest bail bond companies in Atlanta. Not only does he bond criminals out of jail, he and his notorious group of bounty hunters will also track them down and ensure they show up for court.

Roman "Quick" Webb is Duke's business partner and best friend. Both men are in their forties and have given up on the happily ever after with the ranch-style home, and white picket fence. They'd both tried it and failed miserably. But they have their friendship and they have the business.

When Quick's son, Vaughan Webb returns - after seven years-from studying abroad with his law degree in hand, he's back to claim what he's always wanted...his fathers' best friend...Duke Morgan. Vaughan has always claimed to be a classic gentleman with an old soul. He was focused and dedicated to becoming the man worthy of Duke's love.

It's a complex and messy situation as Duke and Quick figure out how to still be best friends when one of them is sleeping with his friend's one and only son. But when Duke is hurt on the job, all the unimportant trivialities fall to the wayside and Vaughan and Quick put their heads together to save Duke.




A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.

A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak at upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.




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I just finished listening to A.E.Via’s Promises, The Bounty Hunters book 1. First a word or two about the book, before I discuss the narration.

Duke and Quick have been best friends forever; while Quick’s son Vaughn has been in love with his father’s best friend since Vaughn was in high school. First, that skeeved me a tad bit. The other thing that bothered me was Quick’s complete acceptance of his son dating his best friend- a man much older than his son. Maybe be a bit upset first, before finally relenting and wishing them well.

The medical aspect of the book was slightly unrealistic in its delivery. No spoilers, but the actions of all parties showed a lack of maturity for grown men, while at the same time demonstrating Vaughn’s devotion to Duke.

Now, the narration by Aiden Snow. Mr. Snow delivered a wonderful rendition as he changed his cadence and inflection to create the characters voices, giving each character a different spin.
Mr. Snow always does a beautiful job with his narrations, holding my attention and looking forward to his next read.

Promises review- three handcuffs



Narration
A four handcuff review


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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

S.E.X. Release Blitz~ Rebound by V.L. Locey




Length: 64,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Point Shot Trilogy - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Coach's Challenge - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link


Blurb

If there’s one thing that’s a certainty in life, it’s change.

It’s taken Victor Kalinski years to settle into the kind of happiness that he thought he’d never find. The small town of Cayuga, New York, has welcomed him warmly. It’s given him a championship team to coach, a tightly-knit group of friends, a father who he has reconciled with, and a safe place to raise the son he adores. The small town has also blessed him with Dan Arou, his husband and his soulmate, and one of the most skilled forwards on the Cougars. Given Dan’s outstanding play in their recent Calder Cup win, it was inevitable that Dan’s time in the minors was about to come to an end.

When Dan is given a starting position in Boston, Victor’s serene life is thrown into complete chaos. Pride over Dan’s accomplishment fills his heart but facing a long, lonely season in Cayuga is causing no small amount of discord. Add in a wedding that will give his son a new stepfather, health issues for his dad, and Victor’s own penchant for saying things that aren’t exactly politically correct, and the impending explosion is guaranteed to blow Vic’s life to bits. Life-altering choices will have to be made. Will Victor rebound from the challenges, or will he be unable to accept the upheavals that life has dealt him?


USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, 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 pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two 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 one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.



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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

S.E.X.Review~ Stress and the Modern Dad by Sean Michael

Can a new dad and a community center program director find common ground and fall in love?

Bry Michaelsson’s sister died from cancer right after giving birth to her second girl, leaving Bry as a brand-new father of two. He’s dealing with his grief and his new daughters as best as he can, though most days that best is just keeping his head above water. One of the bright spots in his days is the hour he can bring almost-three-year-old Hannah to the community center’s toddler hour where she can run around, spend time with other kids and make all sorts of crafts.

Cor Dawson loves his job as the program director for his local community center. It’s the perfect job for his degree and has plenty of potential for him to move up the ladder. Then Cor meets Bry and his daughters and everything changes. Drawn immediately to the man and his family, Cor offers to help Bry out with putting together new children’s furniture. One thing leads to another and the two are soon spending most evenings together, playing with the kids, and sharing meals, along with some light flirting.

When Bry’s search for a nanny for the girls results in disaster, Cor offers to step in and, it turns out, loves his position as a nanny more than his job. Can Bry and Cor’s burgeoning relationship survive the change, not to mention Cor’s protective sister, who isn’t at all convinced that this is the right step for her brother?

Take the journey with Bry and Cor in the latest Mannies Incorporated novel.



Stress and the Modern Dad was a nice addition to Sean Michael’s Mannies Incorporated series. I adore this series, for the low angst and feel good vibes. Nothing heavy; just two men who fell in love and adorable children.

Hannah, advanced for her age, very precocious, and super adorable- Caroline, darling infant- Bry, dad to the two beautiful girls- and Cor, goes from friend to manny, to fiancé. Together, the four made a picture perfect family.

If you’re looking for lots of drama don’t expect it with Stress and the Modern Dad (or the series). This book was fantasy run amok, but in a good natured way. Lovable children, nosy yet well-meaning family members, and two very sexy men looking for their HEA.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review

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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

S.E.X. Release Blitz~ Alpha Home by Sue Brown

Blurb:
Will an alpha guy like Si willingly give his heart to Howie for a second chance at love?

Si Raines thought his plans were set for the future. He’d marry his fiancĂ©, the bar-owner Howie Gray, continue with his covert ops career, and when he was ready to retire from that, find a new job and settle down to life together. But a text from Howie throws all the plans into a maelstrom of chaos and hurt, and Si swears he’ll never return to J.T’s Bar again.
Two years later, when an injury ends his covert ops job against his will, he finds himself back at the bar, only to discover Howie is still around, and in danger from a stalker. When Howie begs him for help, Si has to decide if he’s willing to get involved. Apart from doubting whether he can protect anyone with his injury, is he really prepared to be around Howie again? The attraction between them is still electric, and Howie seems willing to explain his behaviour. But can Si forgive him? Faced with the resurrection of old wounds and imminent danger to them both, can Si find it in his heart to rebuild his relationship with Howie and take a second chance on love?



Excerpt:

Mitch picked up a burger and looked at Howie. “Start at the beginning. What makes you think someone’s got you in their cross-hairs?”

Howie went through the things he had told Si. By the time he finished Si had managed to eat a burger and wings, and more of Greg’s amazing onion rings. He’d also downed his IPA and gotten a replacement from Moose. He had to admit he felt better.

When Howie trailed to a close, Jake just looked him. “Why the hell didn’t you tell us this before? Why now? We could have done something.”

“I had Mom to think about,” Howie said quietly. “If I’d told you then she would have found out and all hell would have let loose. You know she wasn’t a well woman. I didn’t want to worry her.”

“But you said she’d been targeted too,” Jake said.

“I don’t know.” Howie’s voice rose in his frustration. “This all could just be kids having a laugh with my house and maybe a coincidence that anyone hit mom’s car.

Si took Howie’s hand in his and squeezed it. “I know this is difficult for you, but the more information we get, the quicker we can fix this. It’s the lack of information that causes problems.” He grimaced as his hip twinged painfully and reminded him the last time he was on the receiving end of bad intel.

Mitch nodded in agreement. “You’re right, Howie, it may be nothing. Lots of things happen to people which are just coincidences, but you’ve noticed there’s a trend and that’s worrying. Why don’t you let us look into it and then we can reassure you if it’s just coincidence or more serious?”

“Where are you living now?” Si asked Howie.

He had to wait a minute for Howie to swallow his food. He was behind everyone else as he’d been relaying his story. “Still got my old house.”

“You need to move in here,” Jake said.

Howie shook his head. “I can’t live here.” He looked horrified which hurt Si a little.

Mitch turned to Howie wearing his ‘I’m taking no argument’ expression Si had seen many times. 

“Jake’s right. You can’t be on your own. Here we can keep an eye on you.”

“The alternative is I move in with you at your place,” Si said flatly. He too was brooking no argument. Howie wasn’t going to take a step away from him unless there was always someone else protecting him.

“You’re in no fit state to protect Howie at the moment,” Mitch said, his tone just as flat.

Much as Si wanted to disagree with that, he was right, dammit. At the moment he could barely walk, let alone fight. It was part of the reason he’d been so quick to bring Mitch and Jake into the conversation. “Howie, this is the best thing to do. You can sleep in the big room, I’ll take the small room.”

Jake snorted and Si turned to look at him. “The small room has turned back into a storage room. You’ll both need to share the big room.”

“I can’t do that,” Howie insisted.

“You don’t get a choice,” Mitch said. “Until we find out what’s going on, or not going on, you’re under our protection. I know this is difficult for you both.” He looked between Si and Howie. “But the first thing you did, Howie, was tell Si you were in trouble. Not Jake, not me. You told Si.”



Bio: Cranky middle-aged author with an addiction for coffee, and a passion for romancing two guys. She loves her dog, she loves kids, and she loves coffee; in which order very much depends on the time of day.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Coach's Challenge by V.L. Locey

Victor Kalinski and his husband, Dan Arou, are living the dream. Married for over a year now, the couple have settled into life in Cayuga surrounded by friends, family, and a team that’s poised to make another championship run. Each man is enjoying professional success as well as personal bliss. Who knew life in the suburbs with a spouse and a child could be so darn satisfying? Not Vic. K, that’s for sure.

The happy times are about to turn rough, though. The Cougars have picked up a new player, Sander March, a brash young center whose sass, skill, and attitude can rival Victor’s. When it’s revealed that this new player and Dan have history, tensions begin to rise between the newlyweds. As Victor and Dan work on those issues, the one person Victor never thought he would meet arrives in the small New York hamlet and proceeds to flip everything in Vic’s life upside down.

Can Victor and Dan’s marriage withstand what life is about to drop on it, or will the challenges be too much for them to handle?



Coach’s Challenge by V.L. Locey was not one of my favorite books. I love a great hockey book and add a dose of sexy men, and usually I’m hooked. Coach’s Challenge did not do it. The book was one long pun after another, and I never connected with Vic and Dan. I found them both to be immature and self-centered; to the point where their love and marriage was a ruse.

Additionally, the almost two year old Jack was so advanced he spoke in complete sentences with very little “child speak” or mistakes. This through me out of the story.

As a fan of Ms. Locey, I will continue to read her work, as she has hooked me with many of her other books- just not this one.

Frisky but Nothing too Kinky
A three handcuff review

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2019 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.