Wednesday, November 25, 2015

REVIEW: Promises

Title: Promises
Series: Bounty Hunters #1
Author: A.E. Via
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2015
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 didn’t party and screw up in school like his buddies. 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. Part I of the Promises story is about Duke and Vaughan. Part II will be about Quick and his realization that it’s not too late for any of them to find love.


This is not the first book I´ve read from this incredible author, though I have to say it was somehow different from the other books. The beginning was kind of bland and I was completely lost about what was going on. But afterwards things get hot and sexy pretty fast. 

The chemistry between both main characters is out of the charts, it had me completely hooked to my kindle and I was certainly feeling myself the sexual deprivation they were feeeling. The plot is also full of twists and turns that come and go unexpectedly. I literally fell in love with Vaughan, he is so alpha but at the same time so soft with Duke that is unbelievable charming. What surprised me the most about this book was the role Duke and Vaughan played in their relationship, it was unexpected to say the least.

The fact that we also get a sneak peak into the second part of the books, left me craving its release. All in all I enjoyed the book but with a more detailed and clear beginning I would have enjoyed quite more. 

“Let me tell you, this is going on my M/M favorites shelf and it's in my top three A.E. Via books ever written.” ~ Gay Book Reviews
“AE does Alphas so well....another thing she does his power bottoms well. Add that to a sexy age gap and well, its one unexpected surprise.” ~ Diva Discussions
“No one writes alpha men like AE Via! I just had to say that. Even if she claims this is not as rough alpha as her others, I’m sorry, I was still fanning myself!” ~ Diverse Reader
A.E. Via is still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths. When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris. While this is only her eighth novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves that - because the male on male action is just heating up! Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, and where she’ll appear next.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

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Meet Willow and Kane in the newest stand alone by Harper Sloan!
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Title: Perfectly Imperfect 
Author: Harper Sloan
Release Date: November 17th, 2015

Mirror, mirror ... who's the fairest of them all?
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn't grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all 'mean girls.'
And those mean girls were right - it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world - and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that's definitely not Willow Tate.
No. That will never be me.
Because I'm completely imperfect.
And ... I hate myself.
I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.
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About the Author:
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Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

My Review:
I love Harper Sloan and her Corps Security series. Those alpha males are just drool worthy. So of course I didn't hesitate when I got the option to review Perfectly Imperfect. Yes, the idea of the book is a little bit different than her other books but it still looked intriguing to me. Well, let me tell you. This story is simply out of this world. It is so heartbreaking and at the same time romantic and filled with hope that there is just no way not to relate to the characters. 

Willow is an incredible character. Even though she doesn't look strong in the beginning, in my opinion it takes an incredibly strong person to survive the nightmare she lived daily. I simply cannot imagine surviving for years under such abuse. But when she finally managed to break free, she was still carrying the scars with her. She is still constantly struggling to recognize her value and see herself as the incredible woman she is. Or at least that is until she meets her knight in shining armor who doesn't save her but only shows her the way. And he is beside her when she needs the support. And what a knight that is. Kane is simply every woman's wet dream ;)

I think I have to mention that this story touched something inside of me. For me this book was really emotional and not only because Willow and Kane have and incredible story, but simply because I was able to recognize myself in some of Willow's struggles.  I am pretty sure that every reader will at least partially relate to Willow. In a way, she lives in all of us. 

So in a few words, if you are looking for a light and fun read, this one is not the one. But apart from that, this is an incredible story that is simply a must read. With her incredible gift, Harper Sloan manages to create story about strength and fighting your inner demons. A story of hope and love to which the reader can relate. It is incredibly emotional, so be prepared with some tissues. But as for me, that's one of the best books I've ever read. It gave me hope and strength to fight some of my personal demons.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Carnal Desire (Onix Club #3) by Sebastian Ex

Title: Carnal Desire 
Series: Onix Club #3
Author: Sebastian Ex
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 23rd, 2015

My name is Nathan Stone, and I’m part owner of a BDSM club called The Onyx Room – and I’m not like any other man you’ve ever met. 

I own the club with my two best friends, Matthew and Brandon. I’m the dungeon Master who runs The Onyx Room. Matthew and Brandon support me. 

I’m also in love with my girl. Bianca and I have been together since the night she got in my car to sell me her body. She thought I’d take her for an hour to sate my carnal desire, but what she didn’t know was that I’d seen her before and purposely bought her to save her from herself. 

Bianca needed more than a Dominant. She needed a Master. My name is Master Nathan Stone, and welcome to my world. 

*Possible triggers, coarse language, graphic sex and adult themes.

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Bianca requires aftercare as much as she needs the sting of the pain. I clean her wounds, and apply a liberal amount of Neosporin ointment and let the wounds breathe. I then cover her up with the thin blanket and sit on the bed beside her. “Slave.” Her eyes flicker open. “Here you go.” I unscrew the water bottle and hold it to her lips. She automatically reaches out so she can take the bottle, but I lightly smack her hand away. “I’ll take care of you.” Bianca smiles, then puts her lips to the bottle as I tip it so she can drink.

“Thank you, Master,” she dreamily says before placing her head on the pillow and falling into sleep.

Walking away from the bed and to the opposite side of the playroom, I take my phone out of my pocket and call Matthew.

“Hey,” he says when he answers.

“Hey, I’m supposed to do an inventory check today but Bianca is starting to fall. We’ve just had a mini scene, but she’s out of it. Can you go in and start it, and I’ll be there in a few hours. I need to make sure she’s okay.”

“She alright?”

“Not great, but I’m hoping this time I can get to her before her mind fucks her over.”

“Dude, whatever you need.”

“Thanks, can you go in and start inventory?”

“Yeah, I’m taking Ella to see Debra her OBGYN, check the baby and make sure everything’s alright, then we can head in and start on it.”

“Thanks, we’ll be there before the club opens, but I just can’t get there for a couple of hours.”

“Yeah, man, don’t worry yourself. I’ve got it covered, look after your girl.”

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Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA

About the Author:

Sebastian Ex is a native of Sydney, Australia, having grown up in a tight-knit family mostly surrounded by women. From a young age he had a passion for all things green and outdoors, when he hit mid-teenage years he did an apprenticeship as a landscape gardener. 

A serial lover of women, Sebastian was encouraged to pen his words when a lady friend of his compared some paragraphs from contemporary erotic novelists to his scorching, hot sexts. Now, Sebastian is about to release his debut novel in a bid to transition from landscaping to writing full-time.

My Review:
So, this is the first book I read by Sebastian Ex and I wasn't sure what exactly to expect. I knew that it will be a BDSM (D/S; Master/Slave) erotic romance and that there will be some suspense but that was kind of it.Now, that I've read it, I am kind of torn. I have to confess that it is not exactly my usual type of read but I did find it interesting and intriguing. Probably the beginning was a little bit slow for me but on the other hand it helped me to get to know the characters and to understand the dynamics between them. Bianca and Nathan are definitely two fascinating leads and their story is definitely different than anything else I've encounter in books so far.

As I mentioned above, this is not my usual type of read, and let me clear why. I do enjoy erotic romance with BDSM elements, but this one was just a little bit too strong for me. I prefer books where the Master/Slave dynamics stay in the bedroom. With that being said, I think I understand the connection between Bianca and Nathan and why such a relationship works for them. Moreover, this book helped me to better understand this type of relationships. And I found it quite interesting.

Apart from all that, the story is also very interesting.  The world in which Bianca and Nathan live is shadowed in secrets and danger. And especially for Bianca, quite often things are between life and death. And the one person she depends on to keep her safe and cared for is Nathan. And he will doe everything in his power to keep it this way. Even if that means that he endangers his own life.

So if I have to summarize, the story is quite interesting. Not exactly my usual read, but I think that I will be definitely checking some of the author's other works. I am also pretty sure that if you are interested in the BDSM, D/S, Master/Slave world, you will find the story fascinating. Even if you are just curious, it is worth checking out.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Midnight Mass (Priest #1.5) by Sierra Simone


Title: Midnight Mass 
Series: Priest #1.5
Author: Sierra Simone
Release Date: December 8th, 2015


We are told that God will punish the wicked. That sinful men will reap what they sow. We are told to scourge our souls with prayer and pain to become clean once again.

Well, here I am. Wicked and sinful. Desperate to become clean…even though it feels so good to be dirty.

But even I never expected what came next.

Even I never expected my punishment to come so soon.

***Midnight Mass is a novella and a sequel to Priest. It’s intended for mature audiences only.***

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About the Author:
Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.
Connect with Sierra
Goodreads Author Page | Goodreads Fan Group |Amazon Author Page

1 of 5 ARCS for Midnight Mass


Release Boost: Slide (Black Addiction #1) by T. Gephart

Title: Slide 
Series: Black Addiction #1
Author: T. Gephart
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: November 16th, 2015


Touring as an opening act for a huge rock band and landing a record contract means you’ve hit the big time, right?

Sadly, neither of those things gave Rusty Crawford, lead guitarist of the band Black Addiction, worldwide fame and fortune. Which was a shame because he had the lifestyle down to a fine art—without the clichéd stint in rehab.

Even being back in the Bronx, paying his dues didn’t rattle the charismatic axe man, ladies loved him and men wanted to be him. Fate would just have to catch up. Seemed like fate had more than just a platinum album planned for his future.

Alison Williams had the perfect life. Or at least she did until her world came crashing down around her, in the most epic way.

With her future no longer a certainty she finds herself out of her comfort zone and into unchartered territory—a place where Rusty Crawford likes to spend most of his time.

Will the charming and ridiculously hot rock god help her find her feet, or send her further down the rabbit hole? One thing was for sure; both of them were in for the ride of their lives.

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“Hello, ladies.” His voice purred, sending vibrations through my body.

It was him. My beautiful mystery man. The one who I’d seen plenty but never spoken to. He was standing in front of me, smiling.

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have been so surprised. There weren’t many bars in our little neighborhood where you didn’t need a Hep C shot before you entered. This particular establishment promised an impressive beer menu without the risk of a communicable disease, so it would stand to reason he would know about it too.

“Hi.” Was all I was able to manage, convinced he was probably talking to someone else. Perhaps he meant the Amazonian redhead who was sitting to my left, openly staring—that would make a hell of a lot of more sense. They could probably shoot joint commercials for teeth whitener and make adorable, if not freakishly tall, children together.

“I couldn’t help but notice your friend stole your drink. Ordinarily I’d overlook such thievery, but I’d hate for there to be a brawl in my favorite bar. So in the interest of keeping the peace, I’d like to replace it for you.” His voice smooth, as was his delivery. I had to remember to breathe.

“She wasn’t going to drink it, but you can totally buy her another drink,” Renee answered before I’d gotten the chance. Her smile widened as she turned to face me and mouthed the words “he’s hot.” She needn’t have bothered; his hotness was not something that needed to be confirmed.

“That’s okay, I’m good.” Thankfully words came out of my mouth even if they sounded in no way intelligent.

“Well, glad to hear you’re good. Nice to meet you, my name is Rusty.” He smiled as he moved in closer, his hand signaling the bartender. “What were you drinking?”

In what I can only explain as temporary insanity—probably from the shock of having the beautiful man talking to me—I blurted out, “I have a boyfriend.”

I officially wanted to die.

While I did have a boyfriend, and hopefully in a few hours I would be moving into his upscale apartment, there was no reason to announce it so dramatically. Almost as if to prove that I hadn’t secretly fantasized about him while in the shower every day this week—which I had. Sweat prickled at my brow.

“Is that some code for you’re not thirsty?” Rusty’s lips curved in amusement. While the words weren’t sexy, the humor in his voice was a definite turn on, a hot button straight to my libido as he stood there grinning at me.

“No, I-I just mean I can’t accept . . .” What was the word again? “A drink from you.” Yes, that’s what I wanted to say. “Or . . . or anyone else. N-not just you.” My mouth tried to regain some composure. It really wasn’t doing a great job.

“Well, would you look at the time? I have a thing, wouldn’t want to be late.” Renee tapped her naked wrist—her watch missing in action, as was her tact. “Call me, Ali.” She gave me a hug and whispered, “If you don’t screw this guy, you’re dead to me.” And just like that, she evaporated from the room.


“Your friend always bail on you like that, Ali?” Rusty’s voice curled seductively around my name as he smiled, moving to the barstool Renee had vacated.

“It’s Alison.” Ali was just too personal, like him kissing me on the mouth. I totally would not have been okay with that. Mostly.

About the Author:

T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.

T's approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn't lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past "colorful" experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don't have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn't let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey - she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.


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