Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: The Grump by Wayne Mansfield

the grumpTitle ~ The Grump

Author ~ Wayne Mansfield

Publisher ~ JMS Books 

Published ~ 12th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Brad can’t believe his luck when he finds the perfect place to live at the perfect price. It’s a pity his new landlord Douglas is such a miserable grump. It isn’t long before he wonders if it’s a good idea to be living in such close proximity to such a moody ogre.
Fortunately, his life at work is looking up with the arrival of a new employee named Enzo. Brad falls immediately in lust with the hot Italian. They start dating, though it soon becomes apparent there are going to be problems. Enzo starts exhibiting some unlikeable traits and, while Brad finds himself slowly falling in love with the man, he also realizes Enzo has problems not just with commitment, but also with his sexuality.
Brad has a dilemma. Does he persist with Enzo, tolerate his bad behavior, and pray for a miraculous, happy ending? Or will the love he seeks come from an entirely different direction?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Blog Tour: Thunder and Lightning Death and Destruction #6 by Patricia Logan. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway

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We are thrilled to welcome Patricia Logan today on the blog tour of her latest book Thunder & Lightning, the sixth book in the Death and Destruction series.

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Release Day Review: Suspicious Behavior (Bad Behavior #2) by L.A. Witt and Cari Z

SuspiciousBehaviour_500x750Title ~ Suspicious Behavior (Bad Behavior #2)

Author ~ L.A. Witt and Cari Z

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 21st August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Mystery/Suspense

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Synopsis

Detective Darren Corliss is hanging by a thread. In between recovering from a near-fatal wound and returning to work at a hostile precinct, he’s struggling to help care for his ailing brother. His partner and boyfriend, Detective Andreas Ruffner, wants to help, but doesn’t know how. And with his own family crises brewing, Andreas is spread almost as thin as Darren.

For cops, though, life takes a backseat to the job. When a stack of unsolved homicides drops into their laps, Andreas and Darren think they’re unrelated cold cases. But when a connection surfaces, they find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again.

Except they’ve got nothing. No leads. No suspects. Just a pile of circumstantial evidence and a whole lot of hunches. Time is running out to stop the next murder—and to pull themselves back from their breaking points.

Release Day Review: Runner (The Runner #1) by Karma Kingsley

RunnerTitle ~ Runner (The Runner #1)

Author ~ Karma Kingsley

Publisher ~ NineStar Press

Published ~  21st August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Alex Banez is a runner for a Los Angeles film set. When he has a chance encounter with executive producer Atwell Richards, he finds himself falling fast and hard. Atwell is rich, powerful, gorgeous, and everything Alex never thought he would have. But Atwell also has a dark side and an inflexible need for control that threatens to suffocate everyone around him.

Alex has to figure out if he can love Atwell without losing himself.

MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

PicMonkey ImageAs 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 James Buchanan, Isobel Starling, Rodd Clark, Kim Fielding and S J Frost. 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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

☆ New Releases Weekend Giveaway ☆ 5 Winners ☆ 48 Hours to Enter ☆

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Check out our pick of the incredible list of New Releases from this week and see what’s got us excited… ‘Cause now it’s your turn to get one clicking and wish list adding… and don’t forget our usual giveaway which gives FIVE readers the chance to win!

If you want to keep up to date with the new releases… click here or on the New Releases tab, on the menu bar, underneath the blog banner, to see the latest posts.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: Dear Mona Lisa… by Claire Davis and Al Stewart

dear mona lisaTitle ~ Dear Mona Lisa…

Author ~ Claire Davis and Al Stewart

Published ~ 12th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Gay Fiction

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Synopsis

Tom, shy office clerk by day and drawer of foxes by night wakes up one Monday knowing the most extraordinary week of his life is about to begin. In five days time a lifelong ‘secret’ will be made gloriously public—but will it mean losing the person he loves most?
Getting married…
It seems like only yesterday Tom changed nappies and sang nursery rhymes to a laughing baby. He relishes the demands of being a daddy; especially teaching his little girl to draw and paint as she grows up.
But the years tick by and times change. Long-buried secrets must come to the surface which may test even the strongest ties.
Tom and Lawrence…
He writes a list of all the things he has to do before the weekend and sticks it in the middle of his wall. The names and goals hang like threads of a spider’s web, inevitably leading to the centre, and all to the same place.
Dear Mona Lisa…
How to explain?
Each morning he notes the colours of dawn, listens to the birds and waits for the perfect moment. In one hand rests the balance of life and a terrible responsibility, in the other a wedding ring. Difficult days and the past loom, but his friends rally round and one by one the words come to life.
Everyone waits as Tom finds the strength to open up and set free the secrets of his heart in a celebration of family, friendship and love.
A quirky story of modern life, set within the breathtaking landscape of Bradford.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: Controlled Burn by Erin McLellan

controlled burnTitle ~ Controlled Burn 

Author ~ Erin McLellan

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 14th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, New Adult

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Synopsis

At eighteen, Joel Smith’s life fell to pieces. His boyfriend died in a car crash while reading a sext from him, the local newspaper outed them both in the aftermath, and his parents got a divorce. Joel did everything possible to outrun his past: he moved to Oklahoma for college, legally changed his name, and started over.

Since then, he hasn’t let anyone get close—not his classmates, not his roommate, and definitely not his hookups. The strategy has served him well for over three years. Why would he change it now?

But Joel doesn’t plan on the articles about his boyfriend’s death being used as a case study in one of his classes. And he doesn’t plan on Paulie McPherson, who is sweet and giving and fun. In Paulie, he finds a home for the first time in years.

But love isn’t simple, and lies have a tendency to get in the way. Joel must figure out if he’ll allow his grief to rule him, or if his connection with Paulie is worth letting all of his walls come tumbling down.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Release Day Book Brief: Tops Down Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote

TopsDownBU_FINALTitle ~ Tops Down Bottoms Up

Author ~ Jay Northcote

Publisher ~ Jaybird Press

Published ~ 16th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?

Blog Tour: Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell. Includes Exclusive Excerpt.

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We are thrilled to welcome Santino Hassell to Sinfully today as he celebrates the release of his new novel Illegal Contact. Go check it out!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Release Day Review: Out of the Shadows by K.C. Wells

out of the shadowsTitle ~ Out of the Shadows

Author ~ K.C. Wells 

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 15th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?