Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brain by @CandaceBlevins #Review #5stars #MCRomance



Book two of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club...

Someone has hacked past Brain’s firewalls and sold the MC’s information. Brain and Bash are on a mission to catch the hacker, find out who hired him, and then make him pay.

Until Brain discovers the hacker is a woman, and just as smart as him. She’s so clever, he chases her a full week before he finally catches her.

She’s the enemy, and yet his wolf wants to protect her from Bash. Worse, his wolf is beginning to decide he wants to claim her.

This isn’t going to be pretty.

Warning: Fights with full-on violence and lots of blood, as well as descriptions of horrendous tortures to a captured female.




This book makes me want to use profanity to explain just how good it was. Ms. Blevins comes at this story with the full force of her storytelling skills, and at one point makes me hate a previous character I adored before. That kind of emotion will always have me unable to put a book down. This was no exception, I could not put it down, and even read it as the same time as a friend, and we kept, did that just happen?

Brain is a genius, and so is Ice. Ice has been through some pretty bad torture in the past. It’s formed her into this hard shell, yet she is still pretty vulnerable. This is seen especially with how some of Brain’s fellow MC brothers treat her, and I admit that the way they treat her and eventually Brain are the reason I was so annoyed at them.

Brain for his part, is on a mission, but finds himself close to abandoning that mission so he can have Ice. That allowed for a lot of leeway for how I feel about him, it helps that Ice while vulnerable, is a tough as nails heroine who can and will take care of herself.

The sex between these two is both sweet and dirty with a heavy dose of sweet. If you’ve read Ms. Blevins, you know she can construct a well-structured sex scene, I like that she took into account Ice’s previous abuse, and Brain’s wolf side’s need to dominate, and attack the problem head on. It made their relationship more believable in my mind.

I definitely enjoyed every second of this book, even when it raised my blood pressure a few times. It’s not a typical romance, Brain isn’t a typical hero and isn’t necessarily always a good guy. He’s a man who will do anything for those he holds dear, and sometimes that means doing things that others might find offensive. I look forward to seeing Ms. Blevins work with some of the more hardcore and criminal MCs and having her get them to a point where I love them even if I don’t want to.

Definitely pick up Duke, the first book in this series, and join me on the wild ride ahead!




Thursday, July 16, 2015

Johnnie by Cardeno C. #Audible #audiobook

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Johnnie: Siphon, Book 1

Johnnie: Siphon, Book 1 | [Cardeno C.]

A Premier lion shifter, Hugh Landry dedicates his life to leading the Berk pride with strength and confidence. Hundreds of people depend on Hugh for safety, success, and happiness. And at over a century old, with more power than can be contained in one body, Hugh relies on a Siphon lion shifter to carry his excess force.
When the Siphon endangers himself and therefore the pride, Hugh must pay attention to the man who has been his silent shadow for a decade. What he learns surprises him, but what he feels astounds him even more.
Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive. After years by each other’s side, they’ll finally realize the depth of their potential, the joy in their passion, and a connection their kind has never known.

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."





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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pride Publishing Launches! @PridePublishing



PRIDE PUBLISHING – THE NEW HOME FOR THE FINEST GLBTQI FICTION LAUNCHES TODAY

Pride Publishing, a new house from the Totally Entwined Group, best known for its flagship erotic romance publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing has launched today – 7th July 2015.

This expansion and launch of Pride Publishing has been designed and implemented to give our GLBTQI authors and readers the platform and community they deserve to express themselves.
Pride Publishing will deliver publishing excellence with a passionate and personal approach, offering the best stimulation for the imagination.

The launch of Pride marks the division of all GLBTQI titles from Totally Bound’s backlist, allowing Totally Bound Publishing to focus more on and develop MF and MFM stories. Pride Publishing will kick off with a considerable backlist from authors you know and love including, Amber Kell, Carol Lynne, Bailey Bradford and NR Walker.

Celebrate with Pride!

To celebrate the launch of Pride there is 25% off a selection of eBooks for this week only and lots of other promotions over at the website. Visit the website here www.pride-publishing.com
Moving forward Pride Publishing will also accept submissions that are not only romance focused. We are actively seeking submissions, so as long as your stories involve characters who identify as GLBTQI, we’d like to see them. Please send your submissions to submissions@totallyentwined.com


For more information please contact Holly Gunner or Heidi Blakey at Totally Entwined holly.gunner@totallyentwinedgroup.com / heidi.blakey@totallyentwinedgroup.com


About Totally Entwined Group
The Totally Entwined Group is a leading eBook publisher in the UK and US and was founded in 2007 by Claire and Marek Siemaszkiewicz. It comprises of four publishing houses – Totally Bound Publishing (Erotic Romance), Finch Books (Young Adult), Pride Publishing (GLBTQI Fiction) and Evidence Press (Crime / Thriller). It employs 12 members of staff and publishes over 350 authors across UK and Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Its flagship erotic romance publishing house Totally Bound Publishing, was winner of the “Best New Publisher Award” at the All Romance eBooks’ Best of 2007 Awards and was shortlisted for online retailer of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2014. The Totally Entwined Group was recently acquired by Bonnier Publishing.


About Bonnier Publishing Fiction
Bonnier Publishing Fiction is a division of Bonnier Publishing which encompasses the children’s imprints Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press and adult fiction imprints Zaffre and Twenty7. Bonnier Publishing Fiction combines brand new voices with established storytellers to bring a broad spectrum of high quality and innovative fiction to all ages.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Goal Line by Bianca Sommerland - Excerpt #Pre-Order

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Goal Line

The Dartmouth Cobras Book #7

Coming June 29, 2015

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Blurb:

The goal doesn’t count until it crosses the line.

Captain of the Dartmouth Cobras hockey team, Dominik Mason, believes his team can make a damn good playoff run. He and his men won’t stop fighting until they win the ultimate prize. There’s no doubt when it comes to The Game.

Off the ice, there’s nothing but uncertainty. His life has been in a holding pattern and it’s time to move on. Which might be easier without the lifestyle that has lost its appeal. As much as he loved training subs, he’s tired of giving his all only to go home alone.

Tragedy once brought him closer to Sahara Dionne, the exquisite, yet fragile Ice Girl, but when her abusive-ex darkens her path once again, Dominik can’t help but wonder if his friendship might not be the best thing for her.

But she craves his touch, his dominance, and his possession. Everything he desires is finally within his reach.

All he has to do is take the shot.

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The flight to New York was short, but they’d been sitting on the plane, waiting for clearance to take off for what seemed like forever. Shawn slid the window cover up to look out at the runway, counting the planes ahead of them and trying to guess how much time they had left. The pilot had announced a twenty-minute delay.

Twice.

The engine growled and the plane shifted forward. White grabbed Shawn’s knee. “Please close the window, man.”

Not even bothering to ask why, Shawn slid the cover down. White always hated flying, but some flights were worse than others. And the bruising grip on Shawn’s knee made it clear that this would be a bad one. He had a few tricks to distract White—on a trip to LA, he’d actually read to the man until he passed out and slept the whole way. But that was before Tim’s death. After, the focus had changed to keeping White awake. Bruiser had nasty fucking nightmares about being crushed in a car, or a mine, or sometimes both.

Heights had always been an issue, but flying seemed to combine all his fears into a debilitating terror that had several team therapists struggling to find the right kind of therapy to get White past it. So far, they’d made little progress.

White was doing his yoga breathing thing though, so he wasn’t at panicking point yet.

They hit the runway. The plane sped up.

The grip on Shawn’s knee tightened even more.

If I’m gonna be out with a lower-body injury, mind squeezing a bit higher, pal?” Shawn laughed, hoping White would see the humor and relax a little.


Instead, he dropped his head back and groaned. “Don’t fucking tempt me.”

Wouldn’t dream of it. But I’ll tell you this. You’re gonna fuck me before you die.” If he let himself consider that statement, he’d get damn depressed. But it made a good joke. “Obviously, that means you’ll live a very, very long time.”


The slight slant of White’s lips was close to a smile, so Shawn sat back until they’d reached the altitude where he could put a movie on his iPod. He’d ordered the new Avengers one special because he knew White hadn’t seen it yet.

You’d seriously let me do that?”


Movie all ready to go, Shawn sat back, arching a brow as he tried to figure out what the fuck White was talking about. “Let you do what?”

Fuck you.”


All right, did we both die? Shawn rubbed a hand over his eyes and groaned. “Don’t say shit like that to me, Bruiser. People who aren’t fucking don’t need to have conversations about it.”

White nodded slowly. He pressed the call button for the flight attendant, then ordered two whiskeys on ice. Apparently he needed both to continue the chat he wouldn’t let go.

He cleared his throat when they were alone again. “But…you’ve sucked my dick, man. And other stuff. So it’s not like we’re just two people—besides, only Sahara’s ever gotten you off.”

Fuck me. Shawn didn’t usually worry too much about being overheard, but Sahara had already flown to New York. To meet up with Mason. Shawn and she had talked, and he and Mason were cool, but the man didn’t need fucking details from White.

 Thankfully, Mason was sitting at the other end of the plane with the new kid.

 “I don’t really give a shit who gets me off.” Shawn let out a strained laugh that White didn’t catch. “You want to fuck me, then it’s pretty simple. Unbuckle your seat belt and go wait for me in the bathroom.”


What should have shut him up about fucking made White’s face go red. He sat there for a bit, staring at his hand, which was still on Shawn’s knee
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Then he got up and walked down the aisle between the seats, disappearing into the bathroom.

Previous Book in the Series

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GAME MISCONDUCT - Book 1

DEFENSIVE ZONE - Book 2

BREAKAWAY - Book 3

OFFSIDE - Book 4

Delayed Penalty - Book 5

Iron Cross - Book 6

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Bianca Sommerland was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. When not reading neurotically or writing as though the fate of the world rests on her keyboard, she is either watching hockey or teaching her daughters the beauty of a classic, steel pony while reminiscing about her days in Auto Body Mechanics.

Her time is balanced with utmost care between normal family life, and the internal paranormal realm where her characters reside. For the most part, she succeeds.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

24-Karat Conspiracy by EM Lynley - Exclusive Excerpt



24-Karat Conspiracy
Series: Precious Gems
Book: Four
Series is recommended to be read in order

Blurb:

Love is the only gold

Former Ranger turned FBI agent Reed Acton faces his biggest challenge yet: a Christmas visit from partner Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad, things start to look up.

This time, Trent’s part of the mission, which takes them to exotic Istanbul. The crowded streets and labyrinthine markets fascinate Trent, but soon murder is on their trail. The investigation continues as Reed goes undercover at a US Army base, with Trent masquerading as his spouse. Surprisingly, fastidious and ever-fashionable Trent fits into base life right away and soon takes one of the suspects’ wives under his wing when domestic abuse rears its head.

Their faux marriage leads Reed to appreciate Trent in ways he never expected, strengthening their bond—until Reed has to confront the worst demons from his past: his relationship with his estranged family.

Pages or Words: 240 pages, 72k words

Categories: Contemporary, Mystery, Romance

Excerpt:
Trent had just finished dinner with his parents and was walking back to the apartment when his cell phone rang.

“It’s Reed,” he told them and stopped to answer. He hated walking and talking, especially on the phone with Reed. “Hi, babe. How’s it going?”

“I finally got back to my hotel room and I’m waiting for room service. How’re you and your parents?”

“We just finished dinner. You’ve had a long day.”

“Really long day.”

“Let me walk Mom and Dad to their hotel and then call you when I get home.”
“Sure.”

Trent felt guilty for rushing them the last three blocks and leaving with just a quick hug and kiss before racing around the corner to his apartment. Reed had barely been gone eighteen hours, but Trent already missed him. He pushed speed dial as soon as he got out of the elevator on the top floor of the building.

“Hey,” Reed said. His voice was all thick and gravelly, kind of like right after sex. Trent’s chest hurt a little to hear it and know he wasn’t the one who made Reed sound that way.

“Hey. You sound so sexy right now.”

“Really?” Reed made a noise that sounded like he was sucking on something.

“Uh, yeah. Well, you did. What are you doing?” Trent paused. “Or is that who are you doing?”
This time there were swallowing sounds.

“Reed!”

“Sorry, I’m just stuffing down a burger. I haven’t eaten since lunch, which was about a hundred hours ago.”

“Oh. Sorry.” Heat bloomed at the nape of his neck and he ran his hand up along the back of his head. “I like those sounds, when you make them on me.”

Reed laughed. “I will soon. Promise.”

“You up for some phone sex?”

“I guess your parents aren’t around?”

“Sure they are. They want me to put you on speakerphone.”

Reed made a strangled sound, then started coughing. “Jesus, Trent, I almost choked to death here.”

“Is that a no?”



EM Lynley writes sizzling gay romance with a hint of mystery. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.


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