Friday, July 20, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Knitting A Broken Heart Back Together by Ari McKay

  


Length: 40,603 words

Cover Design: Bree Archer

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Blurb

When a Christmas shopping expedition brings Tomy Peralta into Jason Winters’s yarn store, both men feel an immediate and intense spark of attraction, but dance instructor Tomy intends to propose to his boyfriend, Sean, at Christmas. Unfortunately for Tomy, marriage isn’t on career-minded Sean’s agenda. Heartbroken, Tomy throws himself into his work until his mother convinces him that learning to knit might help take his mind off his failed romance.

Jason falls hard for Tomy, but he knows Tomy needs time to heal and to trust in love again. As Jason teaches Tomy to knit, Tomy teaches him to dance in return. Just when it seems Tomy is ready for a new romance, Sean shows up, wanting Tomy back. Will Tomy give his heart to Sean once more, or will Tomy finally see Sean for who he truly is, and choose the man who helped him knit his heart together again?



Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.

Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.

McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.

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A wonderfully, light story by Ari McKay, Knitting a Broken Heart Back Together left this reader smiling with a sense of warmth.

Jason and Tomy were kind men who deserved happiness and love. Unfortunately for Tomy, the man he thought was his One turned out to be a dud, which became fortuitous for Jason.

I loved the fact the main characters were not necessarily the typical “male” dominated occupation found in most books. Jason, a former pro football player, owned and operated a knitting/yarn shop, and himself very adept with the needles. Tomy, Argentinian decent, ran the family business of a dance studio, additionally being an award winning competitor.

The slow burn and Jason’s wooing of Tomy after the relationship debacle was sweet and progressive. Jason was patient, kind, and ever so loving; allowing Tomy to feel valued and cherished. Tomy’s skittishness and apprehension soon became a thing of the past with Jason’s friendship. The dance scenes heightened the overall chemistry between the two men and produced a sexual tension that radiated through the pages. Kudos Ari McKay for leaving me breathless through the sexual heat of a beautifully written dance!

I adored the secondary characters. The popular (and sometimes matchmaking) knitting circle, Tomy’s mom and sister, all enhanced the story, giving it more depth and a better insight into the personalities of the main characters.

Ari McKay delivered a building of friendship to love, not always an easy road, and did it with clarity and grace.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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2018 ©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, July 14, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ A New Beginning for Angelo by Morticia KNight



A Hampton Road Club story
Angelo wonders if the Hampton Road Club will offer him a new beginning and whether he can love two men at the same time.
Angelo escaped his family’s farm to be with his first and only love in Los Angeles. He meets up with him at Walter’s speakeasy, but their reunion is short-lived when Angelo discovers that his lover is embracing the Roaring Twenties with as many men and as much hooch as he can. With nowhere to stay and no job prospects, Angelo faces an uncertain and scary future.
Ex-prizefighters Bruce and George enjoy their employment at the Hampton Road Club for more than one reason. They can indulge in their passion for sadomasochism and search for the boy who will be the submissive they keep forever. Unfortunately, none of the men at Hampton Road are good prospects. When they run into a forlorn Angelo in the alley outside a speakeasy, their protective instincts kick in. But will they want to do more than just protect Angelo? And will the shy and inexperienced man embrace a lifestyle he never knew existed?
Publisher's Note: This book is linked to the Hampton Road Club series


A New Beginning for Angelo by Morticia Knight was a delightful addition to the Hampton Road Club series. Wonderfully written, Ms. Knight delivered tenderness and adoration in a short span of time with three very different characters.

Bruce and George, together for some time, desired a third to add to and enhance their relationship. The ‘muscle’ of the Hampton Road Club, the men enjoyed the lifestyle but sometimes found it difficult to submit to each other, both being dominants. Searching for the right third proved difficult and arduous, until they encountered Angelo in the back alley of a speakeasy. Recent arrival to California, Angelo was jilted by the man he loved and hoped to begin a life with. Fortunately for Angelo, Bruce and George jumped in to save the day, and soon Angelo discovered what real love was in the loving arms and tender ways of Bruce and George.

The two dominants were strong characters, the yin to each other’s yang. Their personalities melded and complimented, hard and soft, tender and  rough around the edges, the men fought for love, found it and desired to share their attributes with another.

I adored Bruce and George and their tough guy image, yet their hearts burst with love for each other and Angelo.

Angelo, although slightly naïve, learned to succumb to his desires and the lifestyle afforded him as part of a loving triad and a member of an exclusive community.

Morticia Knight never ceases to amaze me with her spot on historical attributes and the portrayal of her characters. A beautiful tribute to a life led in darkness in a time that was not roaring for all.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©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, July 11, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Shades of Fae

Multi-Author Limited Edition Box Set
Genre: Fantasy and Urban Fantasy

Blurb

Not every fairytale has a happily ever after.
We only know three things about the Fae: They don’t lie; they cheat. What they
aren’t given, they take. And if they can’t rule...they conquer. Now the fate of
humanity lies in a battle between good and evil where lines are not easily drawn.
Time travel to 19th century France, brave the gritty streets of New York City, or
enter the realm of the Fae itself in this darkly enchanting collection from 25 of
today’s hottest USA Today, award-winning, and international bestselling
paranormal and fantasy authors.
Shades of Fae is your ticket to a mystical realm where Sinister Sidhe and Dark
Elves manipulate mortals, vengeful fae warriors battle nefarious vampire lords,
and an apocalypse rife with werewolves, dragons, nymphs, banshees, shifters,
and supernatural hunters brings unparalleled danger.
In 2018...The Fae are Coming...

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Authors

USA Today bestselling author CK Dawn www.CKDawn.com
USA today bestselling author Shawnee Small www.ShawneeSmall.com
USA Today bestselling authors Cheri Schmidt & Tristan Hunt
www.CheriSchmidt.net
Elle Boon www.ElleBoon.com
USA Today Bestselling Author Pauline Creeden www.PaulineCreeden.com
Award-Winning author Tameri Etherton www.TameriEtherton.com
Award-Winning author Cyndi Faria www.cyndifaria.wordpress.com
USA Today bestselling author Isadora Brown
www.facebook.com/authorisadorabrown
USA Today bestselling author Amy L. Gale www.authoramygale.com
USA Today bestselling author Charlene A. Wilson www.charleneawilson.com
USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon www.KatalinaLeon.com
USA today bestselling author. J.A.Armitage www.jaarmitage.com
USA Today bestselling authors Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers
www.facebook.com/MeganJParkerAuthor
Lynda Kaye Frazier www.facebook.com/lynda.k.frazier
Kim Carmichael www.kimcarmichaelauthor.com
Colleen Halverson www.colleenhalverson.com
Danielle Rose www.facebook.com/DRoseAuthor
Lynda Haviland www.lyndahaviland.com
Dyan Chick www.dyanchick.com
Award-Winning author Cate Rowan www.CateRowan.com
USA Today bestselling author JB Michaels www.mistermichaels.com
R.S. Broadhead www.facebook.com/RSBroadhead
Jen L. Grey writing with Heather Renee www.facebook.com/AuthorJenLGrey
www.HeatherReneeAuthor.com

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2018 ©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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Cover Reveal~ Marquel's Redemption

Marquel's Redemption
by Emily W. Skinner
Marquel Series Book 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Blurb

Marquel's Redemption
Recovering from a kidnapping that ended lives on Mt. Lee, Los Angeles, the
actress best known by the stage name Marquel no longer has to worry about her
abductor returning. Her live-in bodyguard, retired military officer Rick Jones, and
his agency are keeping watch over tabloid-journalist-turned-kidnapper Mark
Collins' friends in the Vasquez cartel.
While her living arrangement with Rick is strictly professional, their chemistry
becomes unavoidable, making their proximity ever more challenging as she
works through the losses that brought them together.
As her everchanging world and relationships collide, can Marquel endure the
winding roads of fame and loss that will ultimately lead to her redemption?

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Author Bio

Emily was a protege of the late master of the pulps or paperback originals, Harry
Whittington. Emily interviewed Whittington during her days as a feature writer for
the Clearwater Sun daily newspaper and its weekly division. They became
friends and he taught her how to plot and gave her approval of the original
outline and sample chapter for "Marquel" shortly before he died.
After Whittington passed away, Emily challenged herself to write as her mentor
did and wrote a chapter a day and finished the novel "Marquel" in 52 days. For
more details on the novel's history read:
http://www.thefilmmom.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-book-trailer-now.html
She had not planned on a sequel or 3rd book until readers requested more.
Emily also writes YA paranormal, screenplays and nonfiction.
Author website and social media links
www.emilyskinnerbooks.com
Facebook.com/emilyskinnerbooks
Instagram.com/emilyauthor
Twitter.com/emilyauthor
Thefilmmom.blogspot.com

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 2018 ©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, July 7, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Dying Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller

Serving with the elite anti-terrorism task force known as Shadow Unit, Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller have faced arms dealers, drug lords, terrorists, rogue CIA agents and biological weapons. But with the unconditional support of their team, and more importantly, their love for one another, they possess the strength to survive any challenge.


But how do you fight an enemy you can’t see? When a mission in Sierra Leone takes an unexpected turn, Connor and Shawn find themselves under quarantine and in isolation, their lives hanging in the balance between life and death. This time, their team is on the outside, looking in. Have Connor and Shawn finally found themselves in a battle they cannot win?


Jamie Lynn Miller has done it again, with a wonderful addition to her Shadow Unit series, Dying Soldier. Elite soldiers, Connor and Shawn have not always had it easy. They’ve battled their feelings for each other, coming out better in the end and hopelessly in love, battled dark enemies, and now must battle against their biggest challenge~ a virus that spares no one.

Ms. Miller took two very different men and united them professionally and personally. Reckless, ambitious, wild, and oh so hot, Connor and Shawn are the epitome of macho men with tender hearts. Just because they are part of a clandestine unit who saves the world from bad guys, doesn’t mean they can’t find happiness for themselves.

Ms. Miller’s style of writing is very matter of fact with interwoven snippets of drama and foresight, thus always making me want for more. The world building over the series captivated my attention and made me feel a part of the characters lives. Additionally, the supporting cast added subtle nuances have a familial feel that only enhanced the storyline. Call me a sucker for a good story with an ounce of drama and a whole lot of love, and that’s the book for me. Dying Soldier, as the rest of the Shadow Unit series delivered on all accounts.

Connor and Shawn are the epitome of sex appeal, in and out of the uniform, all the while never realizing their true worth except to each other and those they love. Never braggards, just men doing a job to make life better for others, sometimes at their own expense, Connor and Shawn sored to new heights in Dying Soldier.

To enjoy the full impact of the story, I would recommend reading the series from the beginning. All books are well-worth the read, enjoyable and stimulating. Ms. Miller knows how to strike a balance between real life and entertainment, thus giving readers a very realistic view of life and love following the lives of Shadow Unit and Connor and Shawn.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©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.

Friday, July 6, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Cursed by the Crown by Hanleigh Bradley

Trust was a liberty that as Kumari, Bae could not afford, especially after the murder of Bae’s mother, the late Kumari.
The Kumari bloodline had to continue regardless of the cost, even if it was the life of someone she loved.


There were only two things that a Kumari should trust; magic and her seven mates.


The race was on for Bae to find and claim her seven mates before she would have to defend her realm from an unknown enemy.


With them, she still might not win, but alone she would definitely fail.





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2018 ©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, July 5, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ The Depth of Love by Serena Akeroyd

Behind every relationship, there's a story. A history that enables every decision, even the most ludicrous, to make sense.

When it comes to a menage, the complexities of an ordinary relationship suddenly take on a life of their own. There's more to a menage than just sex, after all.

As a surrogate, Gia Jefferson never realized she'd find love after life's harsh realities induced her to hire out her womb.

As a gay man, one who'd spent years hiding from the truth of his sexuality, Josh Henderson never saw Gia coming.

And fresh from a deployment, and all the traumas of his time overseas, Luke Gray never realized the light at the end of the tunnel would be within the most unorthodox family society could imagine.

Three lives blended together, forming paths of their own, creating new life, new love... Gia, Josh, and Luke's world could never be more complicated. Nor could fate throw more their way, and yet, it's for them to survive, to battle the hardships tossed in their path. But when the impossible happens, when heartache strikes, trust is rocked, and betrayal hits home, is the depth of their love enough to make it through? Or will life score another victory and love another defeat?




The culmination to Serena Akeroyd’s serial, The Luck of Love was spectacular. The Depth of Love was everything I’d have hoped for and wanted in this wonderfully written saga.

Gia, Josh, and Luke came together has a united front and battled demons past and present to enhance their relationship and forge forward as a family. Lexi was ever-present and completely adorable; the slip of a genius and precocious child, only enhanced the dynamics of the family.

The nuances of the three individuals radiated through Ms. Akeroyd’s writing and gave credence to her ability to formulate a story of three very different people who came together and better in the end.

I appreciated knowing how the three got together, with the author giving us glimpses into the past. Gia was drawn to the committed couple, as they were to them, and it worked!

Over my past few reviews of the previous books, I have tried to understand Josh, as a man and his character, and I can say, that I finally get it. Josh was not a wine and roses man. A product of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era, drilled into his being all his life, Josh was a pragmatist. And as such, he lived his life; professional and personal that way. But, he did show he cared and loved his family in ways which worked for him. Making sure his husband came out of the military on his own terms, always wanting the best for his daughter and their future children, knowing that his eccentricities drove his spouses crazy, and trying to curb them. – that’s what a man who’s a realist yet filled with love does. Luke and Gia accepted Josh for who he was, as he accepted them.

This happily ever ménage was a sure fire hit and should be read in order. I am only sad to see it end, but hope springs eternal that Ms. Akeroyd will grace us with this throuple again in the future.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©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.