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Lucky Strike by Jane Davitt Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, today we have Riptide Publishing’s Jane Davitt and her newest release Lucky Strike. We have a great giveaway where there’s a $25 Riptide store credit to be won and we also have Leigh’s review to enjoy :-) So just leave a comment to enter the giveaway and enjoy the post <3 ~Pixie~
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Lucky Strike

by

Jane Davitt

Death’s a heartbeat away, but love is even closer.

Flying a traveler to Leap celebrations on the luxury planet Crestal is no problem for intrepid partners Jake and Rill, even if they have to navigate a deadly meteor shower to get there. But their fresh-faced, privileged passenger is carrying more than Leap gifts: Lian has a message to deliver, treachery and murder to avenge, and a killer close on his heels.

Lian thought he was ready for independence from his overbearing extended family, but his first solo trip off-planet has landed him in a nightmare of deadly intrigue. Though he’s devastated by betrayal, and no longer able to tell friend from foe, he’s fascinated by the gruff pilot and scorchingly handsome first mate who’ve become his reluctant rescuers.

With a dazzling fortune at stake and the fate of the United Protectorate of Planets in their hands, there’s no time for the three men to fall in love. But with their future measured in hours, crew and passenger may have just enough time to discover that three can become one, and that together they are strong enough to beat any odds.

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Passion Under Fire by Stephani Hecht

passionunderfire_exlarge_PNG-210x336Title: Passion Under Fire
Series: Unconventional Chicago, #3
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Alternate Reality
Length: Novella (50 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (December 19th, 2014) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Can their love overcome the danger coming their way, or are they doomed to die?

Georgio is the third son in a powerful mob family, but he has never agreed with their violent or illegal ways, so he joins the resistance in an attempt to right the wrongs that his family has done. But, by doing so, he puts himself at great risk of getting caught. And if he is, his older brothers would have no problem ordering him executed, their sibling or not.

Tito is a runner for the family. While he hates the gang, he has a sick brother at home to take care of, so he has to take the job because it pays so well. The last thing Tito expects is to form an attachment to Georgio.

While Georgio tries to deny his feelings for Tito, he finds himself drawn to him as well. But, if they were to be caught together, they could be killed on the spot. Will their love be able to survive so many obstacles? Or can they find a way to happiness?

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the An Unconventional Chicago anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-326-6
Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/passion-under-fire
Reviewer: Lisa
Review: This is book three of the Unconventional Chicago series and I have to tell you that it was one hell of a great read. These books can be read as a standalone story.

I was amazed with this story even though it had me tasting for more. It left me wanting to know more about what was going on and wanting to know if Georgio and Tito make it out alive. It left me hanging with that. The characters were not only beautifully written but there was so much strength in them all.

Tito needed money to keep his brother safe and healthy. His brother needed a doctor and soon. He knew the only way to get that kind of money was to become a runner for a mob boss. What he had not expected was Georgio. Georgio was one of the brothers who ran the mob business.

However, he was not a bit like them. He wanted a way out and he knew he wanted Tito with him. Talk about surprises when Tito and his brother go to the resistance and find Georgio there along with his best friend. They had a plan to get out, now if only they could stay alive to do it.

I couldn’t believe that there are people out there that actually go through this, but you know there is. I loved how Georgio tried to keep his people safe, even if it meant betraying his brothers.
I loved this story. It gave me the perfect amount of angst, danger, pain, love, and fear. It gave me everything I could want in a story and in fact, it gave me even more.

I would recommend reading this book, you won’t be disappointed. My attention was caught with the first sentence and kept it there all the way to the end.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Drunk in Love by Olivia Black

23492223Title: Drunk in Love
Series: Silver Bullet #13
Author: Olivia Black
Genre:  Ménage a Trois/Quatre/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (101 pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (November 8, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Steve and Brent Perez are married shifters. In the world of paranormals some might think that’s odd, considering both men are wolves, but it’s the norm for these two. From a very early age, they knew they were meant to be together, despite what their homophobic pack might believe. When the anguish of hiding their mating from friends and family becomes too much, they leave home, traveling around the world, performing on stage. While dancing at the Silver Bullet, they are stunned to realize that their mating isn’t complete.

When two gorgeous go-go dancers start checking Jayson North out, he’s not sure what to think. Used to being flirted with in his position as a bartender, Jayson tries to keep his distance. Not an easy feat when the two performers draw him like a magnet. When he learns that they’re mates, Jayson is confused. Since working at the shifter-owned bar, he’s learned one major rule—mates are sacred.

So why are these two wolves checking him out? But someone else thinks that Steve and Brent belongs to him and he’s more than willing to get rid of Jayson to keep the two shifters to himself. Mating Jayson is the easy part. Keeping him alive may take more strength than two shifters have.

Note: This book contains double anal penetration.

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/drunk-in-love
Reviewer: Shorty
5 of hearts logo red on black smallReview: Fantastic story with drama, action, suspense, danger, and love. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Jayson, a human, Brent and Steve, wolf shifters who are mates and are married. I didn’t care for how jealous the fox shifter was of Jayson or the lengths he went to because he wanted Steve and Brent for himself. It just shows no matter how well you think you know someone, you really don’t know them at all.

I felt sorry for Steve and Brent’s friends Casey, Zach and Blake for believing what Tayte told them and helping him lure Jayson away. I was glad though that with Jayson’s help they all were forgiven except for Tayte.

Awesome story. Sexy and passionate sex scenes between Jayson, Brent, and Steve added spice to an intense book.

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Dark Star Origins by A.C. Ellas

4564darkstarorigins510w-430x645Title: Dark Star Origins
Series: Astrogator #1
Author: A.C. Ellas
Genre: Science Fiction/Action-Adventure
Length: Novel (181 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (September 21, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Insanity comes in many forms.

Two young men travel separate paths toward their destinies. As one claws his way out of the deep hell that is his life toward something better, the other spirals down from the heights of luxury toward madness.

Will the two young men persevere long enough to realize their dreams? Or will insanity drag them into the depths of despair?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0063-7

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/a-c-ellas/Dark-Star-Origins/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Nick is a very bright young man living with daily abuse at the hands of his father until one day he kills him protecting his sister. His life turns for the better when Gilly adopts him and his sister. Nick is then accepted into the school of his choice and begins his training.

Jason is what is considered a brainiac who is bullied and beaten up at school. He begins to hear voices and goes to get tested for PSI. While waiting for the results, his father informs him he’s sending him to military school to toughen him up. Jason is upset and leaves only to be kidnapped after this begins the introduction of Cai who can’t remember anything before waking up in pain and not knowing who he is.

While the story was good, it bothered me that the Guild was able to take teenagers under the age of 18 without their parents knowledge or consent and do surgery on them, changing them. That was highly disturbing to me. Some of the terms used I didn’t understand.
The two young men meet when the cadets are taken to learn about the astrogators.

All in all, it was a good read.

Guardian Elf by Grace Lynn

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Series: Guardian City, #1
Author: Grace Lynn
Genre: Paranormal/Shape-shifter/Werewolf/Vampire
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 29, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Sun City was once the greatest city in the world. It was built by the Elves during the height of their power, but now only one Elf remains in the city. High Prince Demend, a changeling and survivor of an accident that almost left him for dead. Now, he drinks blood, shifts, and is trying to make the world a more tolerant place for the literary works of the ancient times.

Nathan Summers is an Alpha, but not by choice. Forced into the position by a pack he loves, Nathan took the position as a last resort. Alone and constantly harassed by his father, Nathan just wants to find his mate and keep his pack safe from his family’s cruelty.

Forced to work together, they must now face the future, which seems to be grim. Can these two find everything they are wanting without destroying themselves in the process?

ISBN: 978-1-62740-683-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/guardian-elf

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Grace Lynn has created an entirely new world for her Guardian City series, although transfers some of the well-known and used concepts in the paranormal genre, including mating and the odd ménage mating. This is book 1 in a series of 4 books and the way I understand it, this series needs to be read in order to understand the overall story.

This is a good book to read. The ideas are well thought out and all the rules explained, not leaving any room for confusion. In fact, something that also I noticed when reading another first book in a series by Grace Lynn, this story gives us the basic bones of the characters involved, but there is a lot of introduction, laying the way for future stories. In this case and this writing style, I really do like this.

However, others may get confused because the information is coming thick and fast. Which means the setting seems to chop and change a lot, so some things are mentioned and then not brought up later. Again, I hope and am fairly certain at this point that this is to do with set up for further books in the series.

That being said, with the simple story, it’s easy to get involved with the characters. Demend is an Elf with a complicated heritage that I’m not about to start. He’s pretty cool actually. First he doesn’t come across as particularly strong, then bang, we find out he’s this powerful alpha in a small-bitty package. I love that set up, especially in one particular scene where Demend makes a demonstration of his powers.

Nathan is a werewolf alpha who really isn’t happy with his lot in life. He puts up with a lot of stuff for the good of his loyal pack members. There are a number of minor characters, but the one that intrigues me the most is Cain and Thatcher – they’re connected to Demend but it’s too difficult and pretty much part of spoilers if I explained them properly. The other that intrigues me most is Demend’s twin brother Angel.

This is a good book, more involved in detail rather than plot. However, I would have liked to understand Nathan’s family a little better because it was difficult getting his brothers straight in my head – maybe I just wasn’t paying enough attention. Also, because of the plot, it’s a dead give away at the end of the book that Demend is going to need another story, so I am hoping for a bit more story and more details to come.

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Must Loathe Norcross by Summer Devon

must-loathe-norcrossTitle: Must Loathe Norcross

Series: N/A

Author: Summer Devon

Genre: Contemporary/Civic Mystery

Length: Novel (180 Pages)

Publisher: Samhain (November 25, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as traveling light.

Born wealthy and ambitious, Grady once worked hard and played hard—so hard, it brought him to the brink of ruin. Now, after a five-year retreat into the contemplative life, he’s dipping a toe back into the real world.

Assigned to write a series of articles about a Connecticut valley’s small towns, Grady checks into a local hotel. And meets a bellhop who seems determined to show him around…and maybe indulge in a more intimate tour later on.

When Josh’s boss half-jokingly suggests he get on a first-name basis with the writer who could make or break their town’s reputation, Josh jumps at the chance. He dreams of seeing the world, but the man he thought might be his ticket out turns out to be less influential—and more attractive—than he expected.

Together they uncover a strange plot to detour Norcross’s tourist dollars, a plot that leaves Grady bruised and angry. Now they’ll have to decide how far they’ll go to save the town…and how far they’ll fall for each other.

Warning: Steaming-hot room service, delivered by a cute bellboy in uniform. Stolen towels will not be tolerated, but stolen hearts? Help yourself!

ISBN # 9781619224605

Product Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5216/must-loathe-norcross

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: If you’ve ever served in any small town political capacity, or you’ve had to attend those endless chamber of commerce or city meetings…you will totally relate to this cute, funny little story. If you haven’t ever experienced those duties…you may have a hard time relating, but it’s still cute to see how many hats Josh wears.

Grady just came out of self-imposed solitary living among monks, trying to give up the vice that caused him so much harm. Once on the outside he agrees to help out his cousin, a famous travel writer, by taking this assignment to tour the towns of Norcross and Westbrook, and review for him, under his assumed identity.

If you come form a small town, maybe one with a dying or dead manufacturing past, you understand how important tourism is to the local economy and identity. So the small town of Norcross is investing a lot of time and manpower to make a good impression on Grady, or who they believe to be Geoffrey Michaels. Even to go so far as to pressure their local jack-of-all-trades, Josh, who also happens to be gay, to offer his “personal” touch to the tour.

The gig is quickly up and Josh and Grady realize the pressure they are both under, but still the sparks fly, the chemistry boils over and a love affair quickly ignites. The two also figure out what Grady’s cousin was going for when he mentioned to Grady that he must “loathe Norcross” and write about it. A bitter feud between two small towns, plus money and corruption soon uncover a plot to destroy Norcross businesses and reputation, and take opportunity away from this small valley town…

I never thought small town politics could be fun and sexy, but Summer Devon makes this twisted romance a great hub to spin this story out from. Again, it packs a bigger punch if you have civic service experience, but is still charming without it.

p.s. I do so love that bartender…Uncle Jackson. I need a bigger T-shirt collection…

The Shearing Gun by Renae Kaye

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Series: N/A

Author: Renae Kaye

Genre: Contemporary/Ranch/Farming

Length: Novel (214 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 19, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: At twenty-five, Hank owns a small parcel of land in Australia’s rural southwest where he supplements his income from the property with seasonal shearing. Hank is a “shearing gun”—an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. His own father kicked him out when his sexuality was revealed, and since no one would ever hire a gay shearer, Hank has remained firmly closeted ever since.

Elliot is the newbie doctor in town—city-born and somewhat shell-shocked from his transplant to the country. When a football injury brings Hank to Elliot’s attention, an inappropriate sexual glance and the stuttered apology afterward kickstarts their friendship. Romance and love soon blossom, but it’s hard for either of them to hope for anything permanent. As if the constant threat of being caught isn’t enough, Elliot’s contract runs out after only a year.

ISBN # 9781632160461

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5450

Reviewer: Gigi

5 of hearts logo red on black smallReview: I really don’t think hot, sweet romance when I think of sheep shearing…so this book might not have caught my attention, but I’m so very glad I had a chance to read it!!!! The Shearing Gun is fun, sweet, sexy, very hot, interesting, adventuresome, and has a good dose of angst.

The writing was smooth, the action fast, and my attention was glued to each page. I felt like I’ve been schooled on the fine art of shearing as well as life on an Australian sheep farm. The life of these farmers and ranchers are is interesting, a bit isolated, but close-knit. It was a refreshing perspective to see how Hank’s friends and community react to the events that take place.

Elliot and Hank build an unusual friendship first, and then the sparks fly! The erotic scenes are creative, hot, and sensual. I’m thinking of a particular scene when Hank’s sheep tossing and pinning skills come to life in the bedroom! I think I read that three times….

I felt transported while reading The Shearing Gun. The author really allowed me to step into the characters, places, and events, escaping my reality for a day and getting my feet dirty with the dust of the sheep ranch in the Western Australian outback. I can almost hear them baaing now.

I’ve not read any of Renae Kaye’s work before, but you can be sure I’m watching the lists now! I can’t wait to read more from her! I highly recommend you pick up The Shearing Gun!

A Hundred Lonely Halloweens by Ari McKay

23565296Title: A Hundred Lonely Halloweens
Series: N/A
Author: Ari McKay
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (28 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (November 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: When Micah Harrison bought Delany House, he didn’t suspect that it was haunted – or that the lonely ghost of Richard Delany would be the most appealing man he’d met in a long time. As Micah learns more about Richard, he realizes he’s in danger of falling in love, but he gives in to temptation anyway when Richard offers him the gift of an erotic Halloween encounter.

However, Richard’s real gift is not only a night of sensual pleasure, but also a chance for Micah to find the love he’d been looking for and never found.

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=4311

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Micah a thirty-six year old Silicon Valley retiree fell in love with the Delany House when the realtor showed it to him. He is spending a large amount of time and money to fix it up. The locals tease him about buying the “haunted” house but he doesn’t believe them at first. Until he starts seeing and hearing things, he can’t explain. Finally, Micah decides to talk to the ghost and learn who he is.

This a cute little story. Micah and Richard are so sweet together. Even as a short, this story gave me a warm happy feeling at the end.

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Love You Senseless by Susan Mac Nicol Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Susan Mac Nicol visiting now with her latest release Love You Senseless, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway and we have Cat’s review for you to enjoy. So enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter Link <3 ~Pixie~
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Love You Senseless

(Men of London 01)
by

Susan Mac Nicol

One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire. 

THE MEN OF LONDON 
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love. 

A TASTE OF FOREVER 
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since. 

Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.

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The Superstar By Patricia Logan Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we now have Patricia Logan visiting with her newest release The Superstar, there’s a great excerpt a fantastic giveaway and Cat’s review. Enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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The Superstar

(Bodyguards 01)
by

Patricia Logan

Storm Ellison is the sexiest man on two legs. The gorgeous young star of “Trapped on an Island”, the hottest reality show on television, is instantly recognizable the moment he leaves his palatial mansion. Paparazzi follow him everywhere, leaving him no peace or privacy, selling his pictures to the tabloids, and cementing his reputation in the press as a slutty gay playboy. As Storm prepares to sign his first major movie deal, his manager decides he needs protection. What he doesn’t expect, is to be attracted to the cold bastard who’s now running his life.

Balthazar Grant, freelance bodyguard, is a huge, handsome, rough and ready former Marine, trained by the best, and willing to step between Storm and anyone stupid enough to come at him. Always stoic and serious, Taz lends a deadly presence to Storm’s entourage whenever he ventures out in public. Storm doesn’t want a bodyguard, much less one who won’t let him live his fast and loose lifestyle with impunity and he’s certainly not one to be dictated to by an overconfident Marine who has opinions about everything including who he should hook-up with.

When a deadly threat hits Storm’s world, he’s suddenly living his own reality show, only this one has an outcome which doesn’t involve being voted off an island. Will Storm wake up before it’s too late and will Taz be able to fight his attraction to the handsome young superstar while trying to convince him he’s in very real danger? The pair will soon learn that reality is stranger than fiction.

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