Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Audiobook Review Tour: Under the Boardwalk by Felice Stevens (Giveaway)

Narrated By: Nick J Russo

Cover Design: Reese Dante

Photo: Eric McKinney @ Cover'd By 6:12

Length: 3hrs 56 minutes


Beneath the famous Brooklyn landmark, love is hidden but not denied: All his life, Alexi Kharpov has dreamed of traveling to unknown exciting places instead of working at his family’s frozen custard stand on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. Every year is the same until a gorgeous man picks a spot in front of his stand to sing, captivating him with his beautiful voice. After two summers of listening, it might finally be time for him to cross that boardwalk and take a chance.

Opera singer Cameron Maxwell has traveled the world, but the sight of the beautiful man serving custard to tourists touches his heart like nothing ever has before. A summer fling might be exactly what he needs to put his problems out of his mind, but the last thing Cam expects is to want the summer to last forever.

It’s a season of discovery for both men who learn to dig deep within their heads and hearts to decide whether secrets old and new should remain buried, or if love is too important to keep hidden under the boardwalk.

Virtual Book Tour: One Under by JL Merrow (Giveaway)

Hi, I’m JL Merrow, and I’m delighted to be here today as part of the blog tour to celebrate the release of One Under, the second of my contemporary MM romances in the multi-author Porthkennack series. One Under features a romance between two characters readers of my first Porthkennack book, Wake Up Call will have already met: Mal Thomas and Jory Roscarrock—although you’d be forgiven for not recalling Jory’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in Wake Up Call!

About One Under

London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.

As a doctor of English literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion led him to abandon academia to come back to his hometown, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he’s never really felt a part of. He’s delighted to find a kindred spirit in Mal.

But Jory’s family hurt Mal’s best friend deeply, and while Jory is desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep him and Mal apart. Meanwhile, Mal is torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend—and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take. Jory must convince Mal it’s worth risking everything for their love.

Guest Post: Staggered Cove Station by Elle Brownlee

Hello, hello! I'm Elle Brownlee and it's great to be here to share something about my latest book with you. Staggered Cove Station is a romantic suspense with hunky Coast Guard heroes, and I couldn't be happier about that.

It's the first book in my new Coast Guard Rescue series. Each book will feature different characters in different locations, but I knew I had to start in Alaska. There are myriad reasons why!

I wanted to open the CGR series with a bang, really set my heroes against the elements, and make the landscape as much a character as the station crew. Alaska was the perfect fit, just begging to be that place. The Coast Guard station needed to be remote, and the rescue work a high-stakes challenge, but worth every bit of effort given to it--no better than to put it in Alaska. I love the great outdoors and all things wild, and it doesn't get much outdoorsier or wilder than Alaska. Alaska is high on my bucket list of places to visit (there's 20 [20!] glorious National Park sites in Alaska, each remoter than the last) so this way I got to pore over pictures and maps and videos for "research." And I wanted somewhere that felt far away and completely different to Dan--a rescue swimmer on a secret mission newly transferred to Staggered Cove--while still being somewhere he could report for duty and somehow make into a home.

Hope you enjoy the adventure--and the read!

<3 Elle

Release Blitz: Torn (Deathstalkers MC) by Alexis Noelle (Review+Excerpt)

Title: Torn
Series: Deathstalkers MC
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2018

That's what it's all about here.

I'd do anything for one of my brothers,
Even go with his old lady to a parent-teacher conference.
But when I see the sweet little number who's the teacher,
Suddenly, school's right up my alley.
She's innocent, naive, and sexy as Hell. 
Damn, I just want in her pants,
And to maybe teach her a thing or two.
And I'm not backing down,
I'll get to her.
But if she ever finds out the truth about our connection,
It'll sever the ties and ruin it all.
I'm just going to keep my mouth shut--
And all over her.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Blog Tour ~ Sinner by Sierra Simone (Review + Excerpt)

Blog Tour ~ Sinner by Sierra Simone (Review + Excerpt)

SINNER by Sierra Simone

Release Date: March 15th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs



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I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.
What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18.
They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.
My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.

***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell's brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner.***

Release Day Review: Staggered Cove Station by Elle Brownlee

Title: Staggered Cove Station
Series: Coast Guard Rescue: Book 1
Author: Elle Brownlee
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Category: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense, Dreamspun Desires
Pages: 207

Dreamspinner Press

Rescues are wild in the Alaskan terrain. So is romance.

Sun-kissed California guardsman Dan Farnsworth might be at home in the water, but he’s out of his element at remote, rugged, and freezing Staggered Cove Station. Acclimating proves hard enough, but he’s also digging into how the station’s previous rescue swimmer was lost at sea. Was it an operation gone bad or something more sinister? Add to that the instant tension between him and his partner—no-nonsense Alaska-born Karl Radin—and Dan has his hands full.

As his investigation heats up, so does the attraction between Dan and Karl, even if they don’t completely trust each other. But as suspicious events escalate to sabotage, Dan starts to fear that he and Karl won’t get the chance to become more than reluctant coworkers.

Guest Post ~ The Blueprint by S.E. Harmon (Review+Excerpt)

Guest Post ~ The Blueprint by S.E. Harmon  (Review+Excerpt) 

Thank you to Bayou Book Junkie for hosting me today! I'm here to talk about my newest release, The Blueprint. I was asked to answer a question regarding my favorite character from my books, and I think I’d have to go with Kelly (although I reserve the right to change my mind 😊 ). The best way I can explain it is to tell you a little story.

There was this guy.

Don’t all stories that make you sigh start that way? To this day, I really can’t tell you what made him so special to me…maybe it was just a combination of all his traits put together. He was nice. Really sweet. Studious and serious. Not really all that funny, but he had a good sense of humor, and I secretly delighted in making him laugh. Just an overall good guy. And the dreamy hazel eyes? Yeah, those didn’t hurt at all.

It was strange phenomena—I hadn’t noticed him for the longest, and then all of a sudden, I couldn’t stop noticing. The way he smiled when he was about to say something clever. The way he was so dedicated to his studies (don’t judge me, I like hot nerds). I knew when he walked in a room without even looking—he would usually come over and sit next to me. Because we were friends. Just friends.

Now if life was a romance novel, I’d end this little story by telling you I wound up with that guy. That he’s my husband of many years and we have 2.5 kids and a couple dogs. That he’s sitting right next to me while I write this blog post, and he’s laughing about how we met.

That didn’t happen.

He’s married with kids and living his life, and I’m sure he never thinks about me at all. And I’ve moved on too. But every now and again, his favorite song from way back when comes on the radio. I’m right back in high school again and just for a moment…just one moment…any ending is possible. I love Kelly’s character because he got his happy ending. Because the person that he loved most in the world loved him right back. And there’s no better story than that.

Happy reading 😊

Video Launch: Make a Date with Harlequin: Prince

Make a Date With Harlequin!

Last year Harlequin sent two Harlequin Heroes, a Cowboy and a Viking, on real-life dates. The unsuspecting public couldn’t get enough… and their hilarious reactions were captured with hidden cameras! Remember this? 

Or how about this? 

By popular demand, they’ve sent 2 more heroes on dates—a Highlander and a Prince.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Virtual Book Tour ~ Cutie Pies by Barbara Bell (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour ~ Cutie Pies by Barbara Bell (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Hi, I’m Barbara Bell, romance author extraordinaire, and welcome to the blog tour for my debut novella Cutie Pies! Over the next week I will be travelling the internet sharing some thoughts on my book. Follow along and join the discussion!

About Cutie Pies

Joey works at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult store in Sydney. After his parents kicked him out years ago, the haphazard shop became his home away from home and is the only place where he can embrace his queer, quirky, and—okay—sometimes a little awkward self.

When Mick, a new-to-town customer, walks in asking for a dildo, Joey thinks it’s all a part of the day’s work. Except Mick’s large dark eyes, shy smile, and kissable lips—along with the ten-inch dildo he bought—quickly win him a starring role in Joey’s nightly fantasies.

Joey can’t stop thinking about him, and Mick’s continued visits to the store make him even harder to forget. Mick is shy and sweet, but also secretive and uncertain. As the two grow closer together, Joey starts to wonder what Mick really wants from him, and whether he can risk falling in love with someone who might not be free to love him back.

Release Blitz ~ Lost Boy, Found Boy by Jenn Polish (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Lost Boy, Found Boy by Jenn Polish (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title:  Lost Boy, Found Boy
Author: Jenn Polish
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Heat Level: 1 - No Sex
Pairing: No Romance
Length: 21,200
Genre: Science Fiction, LGBT, nonbinary, trans, young adult

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In a futuristic world, Neverland is a holomatrix, Hook is a cyborg, and Tinker Bell is an automated computer interface.

Peter is desperate to save his lover from a military draft that, unbeknownst to him, Mir volunteered for because they are desperate to be able to fly. So, naturally, Peter programs an entire island—Neverland—as a refuge where Mir can fly without having to fight in a war.

But he doesn't locate Mir right away; instead, he fights for control of the island with automated interface Tinker Bell, and in his attempts to find Mir, others arrive on the island. But Peter’s single-minded focus on Mir generates repercussions for everyone.

Release Blitz ~ The Vampire's Angel by Damian Serbu (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ The Vampire's Angel by Damian Serbu (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title:  The Vampire's Angel
Author: Damian Serbu
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 106400
Genre: Paranormal Romance, LGBT, historical, gay, paranormal, vampire, revolution, magic

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As Paris devolves into chaos amidst the French Revolution, three lives intertwine.

Xavier, a devout priest, struggles to hold on to his trust in humanity only to find his own faith threatened with the longing he finds for a mysterious American visitor. Thomas fights against the Catholic Church to win Xavier’s heart, but hiding his undead nature will threaten the love he longs to find with this abbé. Xavier’s sister, Catherine, works with Thomas to bring them together while protecting the family fortune but falls prey herself to evil forces.

The death, peril, and catastrophes of a revolution collide with a world of magic, vampires, and personal demons as Xavier, Thomas, and Catherine fight to find peace and love amidst the destruction.

Release Blitz ~ The Moon and Moon by Glenn Quigley (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ The Moon and Moon by Glenn Quigley (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Title:  The Moth and Moon
Author: Glenn Quigley
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Heat Level: 2 - Fade to Black Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 63000
Genre: Alternate Universe, Historical, LGBT, historical, gay, friends to lovers, sailor, baker, pirates, family drama

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In the summer of 1780, on the tiny island of Merryapple, burly fisherman Robin Shipp lives a simple, quiet life in a bustling harbour town where most of the residents dislike him due to the actions of his father. With a hurricane approaching, he nonetheless convinces the villagers to take shelter in the one place big enough to hold them all—the ancient, labyrinthine tavern named the Moth & Moon.

While trapped with his neighbours during the raging storm, Robin inadvertently confronts more than the weather, and the results could change everything.