Monday, December 18, 2017

Release Day Review: Table for One by Connie Bailey

table for oneTitle ~ Table for One

Author ~ Connie Bailey

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 18th December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Exposing his body for work is no problem, but after his heart’s been broken, putting it out there again won’t be so easy.

Up-and-coming young executives Copeland Shore and William Donnelly have been friends and sometimes more for years. For Cope’s birthday, Will plans a very special dinner—at a nantaimori restaurant where the most enticing thing is the table. Dai—the naked man beneath their sushi—has both their mouths watering, but when it comes to Dai’s heart, there’s only room at the table for one, and Will gets there first.

Will’s everything Dai thinks he wants in a man… until he’s betrayed. The betrayal also ends the friendship between Will and Cope and leaves Dai shaken and unsure if he can put his trust in another man—not even when a second chance for love and happiness rises from the ashes of the broken relationship. Cope wants to tempt Dai to take a risk with him, but the pain of the past is hard for Dai to shake off… and Cope has obstacles of his own to overcome.

MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

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As M/M Reviewers, between us we have read thousands of m/m romance novels over the years and we would like to share our favourites with you, those reads that have been 4+ stars for us. So every Monday we bring you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have five great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Cardeno C, N.R. Walker, Heidi Cullinan and JL Merrow. Don’t forget you can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Release Day Review: The Gryphon King’s Consort by Jenn Burke

gryphon king'sTitle ~ The Gryphon King’s Consort

Author ~ Jenn Burke

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 15th December 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Urban Fantasy, Shifters

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Synopsis

Love takes flight.

The sudden death of the Gryphon King throws the kingdom of Mythos into uncertainty, and Crown Prince Luca rushes both his coronation and an arranged marriage to a man he’s never met. Eirian is young and idealistic, and while they both want what’s best for their people, their philosophies couldn’t be more different. While Luca believes in honoring tradition, Eirian is determined to infuse modern values into their kingdom of magical creatures. When given the choice between loyalty to his husband and his own crusade, Eirian makes a decision that might doom their marriage.

Still, Luca is committed to making their union work, and that means forgiving his brash consort. But when Eirian becomes the target of a deadly conspiracy, Luca must act fast—or forever lose the chance to explore their burgeoning love.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: Last Call by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens

last callTitle ~ Last Call

Author ~ Christina Lee and Felice Stevens 

Published ~ 29th November 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M/M Romance

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Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.
Hoping to score an easy buck and a place to sleep, unemployed circus roadie Emery Woods chooses Last Call to run a few bets and enjoy a decent beer before moving on. When he finds himself stranded, the unexpected kindness Quinn and Gray show him leads to temporary work and a couch to lay his head. Sensing unresolved history between Quinn and Gray, he squashes his immediate draw to the men, opting to avoid trouble. But as days turn into weeks, denying the attraction is easier said than done.
When the men finally give in to the simmering sexual tension, it quickly develops into more than a way to pass the lonely nights. And as they begin to lean on each other for emotional support, it becomes nearly impossible to think of one man without the other two. But while Quinn and Gray are afraid to cross the line of friendship between them, Emery fears once they do, he’ll quickly be cast aside. A real family is finally within their grasp, but unless the men can learn to trust each other, they just might miss their hearts’ last call home.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Featured Guest Author: In Case of Emergency and Eight Nights in December by Keira Andrews with Giveaway

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Keira Andrews has popped on the blog today to introduce her two new holiday books to get us in the mood for the season. Go check them out and as it is the season of giving Keira also has a generous giveaway so don’t forget to enter.

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Book Brief: The Last Gift (2017 Advent Calendar - Stocking Stuffers) by Chrissy Munder

the last giftTitle ~ The Last Gift

Author ~ Chrissy Munder

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 1st December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Holiday

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Synopsis

College student Nick Reed works late shift at a convenience store and dreams of graduation, a job he can be proud of, and finding the man of his dreams.

But the man of his dreams is about to find him.

A change in his lab hours forces Nick to swap shifts with a coworker. But no one prepared Nick for Mr. 5:25—Aaron Hampton—a beefy blond who’s Nick’s perfect guy, but professionally and socially out of Nick's reach. Soon Aaron becomes the highlight of Nick's workday, and when the overly focused lawyer needs Nick's help with holiday gifts, Nick is eager to spend time with Aaron.

They become friends, share book recommendations, and are surprised to find themselves at the same charity run. But is that all? When Aaron learns Nick is heading back to his old shift, will he find the courage to ask for one last, very special gift?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: How to Heal A Life (The Haven #2) by Sloan Parker

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We are delighted to have Sloan Parker with us today who has kindly given us an exclusive excerpt of her latest addition to The Haven series, How to Heal a Life, and is giving away two backlist e-books and a $15 Amazon.com gift card to one lucky winner. Go check out the excerpt to whet your appetite and enter the giveaway.pink-divider (1)[12]

Book Brief: The Probability of Mistletoe (2017 Advent Calendar - Stocking Stuffers) by E.J. Russell

probability of mistletoeTitle ~ The Probability of Mistletoe

Author ~ E.J. Russell 

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 1st December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Holiday

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When software engineer Keith Trainor decides to start his own company, he knows exactly who he wants as his partner: Parker Mulvaney, his best friend from high school. But in the ten years since graduation, their contact has dwindled to nothing, and it’s all Keith’s fault. If he hadn’t tried to kiss Parker under the mistletoe at the winter formal their senior year, Parker wouldn’t have bolted. At their ten-year reunion, Keith intends to do everything in his geeky power to make amends.

Parker should have known that scheduling the reunion the day before Christmas Eve was a recipe for a headache of monster proportions. But when Keith sends a text that he’ll be attending, the evening doesn’t look so bleak. Can an unnecessary makeover, a nostalgic breakfast, an abortive shopping trip, and a whole lot of mistletoe culminate in a long-overdue first kiss?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Release Day Review: An Unlocked Mind (Secrets #2) by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

an unlocked mindTitle ~ An Unlocked Mind (Secrets #2)

Author ~ K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 11th December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM

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Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return—until he does… and runs into the brick wall that is Dom Vic Prentiss. As first meetings go, theirs is a disaster.

The more time he spends around Rob, the more convinced Vic becomes of two things—one, something is eating away at Rob, and two, he’s looking for something. Every instinct tells Vic to help him, but trying to unlock the secrets hidden in Rob’s mind requires a key. All Vic has to do is find it. Because maybe then he’ll get to see the real Rob, the man who’s scared to let go….

Release Day Book Brief: Ballerina Dad by Amy Aislin

ballerina dadTitle ~ Ballerina Dad

Author ~ Amy Aislin

Publisher ~ NineStar Press 

Published ~ 11th December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Holiday

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Synopsis

Attending his daughter’s holiday dance recital should be easy for pro hockey player Patrick Barnes. Showing up in a tutu, however, wasn’t exactly part of the plan. And yet the holidays get even more interesting when he bumps into Lee, the man he let get away years ago.
Ballet instructor Lee can’t believe who just walked into his studio. He also can’t believe how quickly the flare of attraction between he and Patrick resurfaces, despite the years that have gone by since they last spoke.
Once upon a time, they let opportunities get away. Is it possible they’ll now have the chance to pursue the spark that has come back to life after just one conversation?
Holidays are a time for giving, and neither Patrick nor Lee are about to take this particular gift for granted.

MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

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As M/M Reviewers, between us we have read thousands of m/m romance novels over the years and we would like to share our favourites with you, those reads that have been 4+ stars for us. So every Monday we bring you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have four great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Xavier Mayne, Victoria Sue, Z.A. Maxfield and Jordan Castillo. Don’t forget you can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Review: Men of The Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

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Author: Charlene Newcomb

Publisher: Blue X Entertainment

Release: 28th April 2014

Genre: M/M (historical)

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Synopsis

War, political intrigue and passion… heroes… friends and lovers… and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you…

Two young knights’ journey to war at Richard the Lionheart’s side sweeps them from England to the Holy Land in this historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Third Crusade.

Henry de Grey leaves Southampton in high spirits, strong in his faith and passionate about the mission to take Jerusalem back from Saladin’s army. Stephan l’Aigle’s prowess on the battlefield is well known, as are his exploits in the arms of other men. He prizes duty, honour and loyalty to his king above all else. But God and the Church? Stephan has little use for either.

Henry’s convictions are challenged by loss and the harsh realities of bloody battles, unforgiving marches, and the politics of the day. Man against man. Man against the elements. Man against his own heart. Survival will depend on more than a strong sword arm.

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