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Wet Paint by Will Parkinson Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we now have Will Parkinson stopping by with his incredible Wet Paint, Will brings along a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway. I added my review and will warn you to buy a pack of tissues… now I am off to read something with a dash of extra fantasy *sniff* enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Wet Paint

(Transitions 02)
by

Will Parkinson

Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.

High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out for him, until a chaste kiss at summer camp opens a new world of possibilities. Determined to erase Addy’s insecurities, Benny works to take away his boyfriend’s pain and replace it with love.

When Addy’s past intrudes on their future, it’s going to take everything Benny can muster to show that no matter what – or who – they face, they belong together.

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His Sleeping Beau by Jess Buffett Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, today we have Jess Buffett by for a visit with her alternative fairytale His Sleeping Beau. Jess brings along a sweet teaser and a fantastic giveaway, we also have Lisa’s review and let me tell you she seems to have fallen in love with this story! Well guys I will leave you to peruse the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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His Sleeping Beau

(Wickedly Ever After 02)
by

Jess Buffett

Zanth is a teacher making the best of his life until a chance encounter changes everything for him. It leaves him questioning everything: his life, his family, and his ability to love. 

When Guardian Liam is sent to collect his charge and bring him home, the last thing he expected is to discover the young, clueless man is meant to be his. Now he must explain the past to save the future to a man with no knowledge of his worth.

Will a Tribe gain the leader they have waited years for? Does the evil from the past finally receive their vengeance? Or can Liam convince Zanth that apart means death to all but together, they are unstoppable?
Categories: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance

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Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

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Series: Love Lessons #2

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Genre: Contemporary/College Days

Length: Novel (285 Pages)

Publisher: Samhain Publishing (September 30th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes you have to play love by ear.

Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school.

Giles Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from double cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end.

Warning: Contains showmances, bad parenting, Walter Lucas, and a cappella.

Product Link: http://www.heidicullinan.com/Fever-pitch

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: Okay, Heidi-baby is sneaking her angst back in now…but still, if Love Lessons #1 was woven around a Disney fetish, Fever Pitch is practically a musical, in fact that’s how my weird mind started imagining these fellas, moving into a dramatic scene and breaking out in song.

Poor Aaron is always hiding from himself, until he makes the decision to follow a high school tryst, Giles, out to college. He only picks the school because Giles is there, but once he faces him off and is seemingly rebuffed, Aaron makes efforts and has no problem fitting in. Only problem is it isn’t the pre-law crowd that Aaron finds his home with, but the music department, and the a cappella choir. He finds such swift success with the music department that he decides to switch majors but know his father will soon find out and facing that wrath is scary as hell.

Speaking of scary as hell, his roommate truly gave me the creeps along with the “toads” he hangs out with. Cullinan truly did well on the creep factor there! I really don’t’ want to give away the most interesting things about Aaron’s roommate, let’s just say, fuel plus fire can only lead to explosions and not good ones.

And Giles, that damned boy got things so screwed up with Aaron, he can only stand back, and try to be friends. Good thing Giles is a great guy, with very supportive parents to convince him to be patient. They wind up working together on some major musical programs and soon the lust reignites….YAY!

But all this fun and good times can’t last long. Aaron’s dad will discover many truths about his son and behave abhorrently. Thank goodness for good ole, Walter from Love Lessons #1. The moral of this story is to pay it forward. Be a good example for the youth of the next gen, be there for a friend in need. Walter took this to heart and is always there to help both Aaron, Giles and the creepster roommate.

This fever-pitch storyline crescendos into a huge explosive scene dredging up everyone’s past and creating a serious crossroads for all characters involved.

This story has more drama, more angst, and more twist sand turns than book one. I love them both for different reasons, though this one left us hanging with the tasty plot for book three. And I for one can’t wait!

Breaking the Rules by Derek Adams

4576breakingtherules510web-430x645Title: Breaking the Rules
Series: Sex in Suburbia, #3
Author: Derek Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (32 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0015-6
Publisher: Extasy Books (August 15, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: When Max and Charlie meet, neither man is in any position to begin a new relationship. Sometimes, however, the only solution is to break all the rules.

The man Max loved has become a hopeless alcoholic. The man Charlie trusted has left him bankrupt and homeless. When they meet, neither man is in any position to start a relationship, but there are times when the only solution is to break all the rules.

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/derek-adams/Breaking-The-Rules/

Review: This is book three in this series and normally I think it would be better to start with book one. However, with these books they can be read as stand-alone. It was a cute little short story but to short for me to really enjoy. I want to read more about Max and Charlie. They seem to be so far apart in certain parts of their lives, but you come to realize that they have so much more going for them.

Max’s ex-boyfriend and current roommate had griped about the fact that all their landscape workers were not there. Max had informed him that it was because of Ray himself. So he had gone looking for someone to take over the work and came across Charlie. Ray was the man who Max had loved at one time, now he was a mean drunk.

Whereas Charlie had been a man let down by his friend and coworker. He had lost everything including his home and he had been bankrupt. Only looking for work, he ended up finding someone who could make him see the stars. Neither man is in the position to start something but it seems like life has a way of starting it for you.

I felt so bad for these two men, to have lost so much but have the ability to still love. Max’s ex is a total jerk and so was Charlie’s. One man had been living the dream as the other had lost his. It tears you up inside to see that this happens. You feel so much for these two very sexy men and hope that they will reach for each other. I would like to read more about these two men. I loved the story but it was too short to fully enjoy the way it should. It is an easy to story to read on a break, or right before bedtime.

I would recommend reading it. It gives you sexy men, hot and passionate sex, mean drunks, and the backbone to stand up for what you believe.

Wanting It Raw by Hunter Raines

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Series: This is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection
Author: Hunter Raines
Genre: Contemporary/ Sports/ BDSM (light)
Length: Novella (57 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-650-6
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (August 17, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Winning a gold medal is the goal…but losing everything is Daniel Lecce’s reality…

After an accident shattered his knee and his figure-skating career, Daniel gave up hope of ever going to the Olympics. And then he met a man who knew exactly what he needed: a firm hand, a hard whip, and someone to believe in him. But any success he’s had since then has been a fluke. He should have never qualified for the 2014 Olympic Games, and Daniel knows it. Worse, now that he’s lost his Dom, the best he can hope for is not to fall flat on his face in front of the esteemed judges, and the entire world.

But one man has learned Daniel’s secret. A brilliant choreographer, Matthew Hasek knows Daniel needs much more than a dazzling routine to succeed on the ice. Determined to show he can replace everything Daniel thinks he lost, Matthew issues an invitation he hopes the athlete can’t resist.

Daniel can’t ignore the wickedly sexy vibe he gets from his new choreographer. But can he let his guard down and trust Matthew with his body on the eve of the most important day of his life? Or will he lose more than the competition in the process?

Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2014-Wanting-It-Raw.aspx

Review: This is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection and they can be read as a standalone. They are really cute short stories that will capture your attention and keep it there till the end. However, it left me wanting more.

I want to hear more about Daniel and Matthew. They seem so full of passion when they get there. Like if you were in the room you would be burned all the way to the soul. I am not really one that can get in to BDSM but when they are these light ones, it just seems to leave you all hot and bothered.

Daniel is a figure skater who has lost his edge. He was bound for the Olympics then he was injured in a car accident. Here they were coming up to another round of Olympics and he just wasn’t too sure he could get it right. Three weeks ago, his master told him to get lost and never come back leaving him even more lost then before. Now a sexy man stood before him wanting him to be what he needs to be. He needs to be dominated.

Matthew knew from the moment he saw Daniel that he wanted him. He also knew the young man had lost his edge and would more than likely lose the medal. He knew that he could help, but it was up to Daniel to accept his offer. He wanted him for more than just a sub though, he wanted him for life.

It was a cute story that needed to be longer. I want to see where they go from here. I want to learn more about what makes these two gorgeous men tick.

I would recommend reading this if you love two gorgeous and sexy men and a hot dominate scene. It was missing nothing but length to me. It was told with such passion and fire that it made me want to just dwell into the rest of Hunter’s stories. It seemed like you were right there in the room with them, watching it happen and wishing for more.

Wild Ones by Kira Stone

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Series: N/A
Author: Kira Stone
Genre: Paranormal/ Werewolves/Ménage
Length: Novella (78 Pages)
ISBN: 01785-00556
Publisher: Changeling Press (September 8th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Billy has always been a loner, and a wild one at that. After being bitten by a ferocious wolf, his need for solitude becomes even greater. He can’t get a handle on the wild forces now running through him. He makes the best of it by carving out a territory in the Canadian wilderness, but he’s far from happy with his lot in this strange, new life.

Luc knows Billy is just the guy he’s looking for. His small pack is made up of men who are special even among Weres. Their ability to control the elements — air, earth, fire, and water — makes them uniquely qualified to act as guardians. But presently there are only three, and they need Billy to complete them or else Luc will lose much more than his position as alpha.

It’ll take a lot of fast-talking and hot sex to convince Billy that his rightful place is in their pack, but first the Wild Ones will have to catch him…

Purchase Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?upt=book&ubid=556

Review: This was an amazing story and I sure do hope that there is more to it. I want to hear more about these four sexy men. Sex between two men is hot. Three is erotic but four men sets the sheets on fire. I have not read many stories where there are four men that are in a relationship although this story has a little more background to it. Even though it was not long enough for my liking, it was amazing how Kira could make a short story have so much detail and passion in it.

Billy had been bitten by a werewolf and changed. He thought he was a monster and that he was the only one there was which is strange since he had to be bitten to become one. He hunted what he could and only those that could fight back. He didn’t want to lose his humanity at the same time. He did not want to be the way he is, but he knew he could never go back to his previous life.

Luc is the Alpha of the spirit wolves and knew that Billy was the perfect one for him and his pack. They needed a fourth spirit wolf to make themselves complete however if Billy choose wrong it would be the death of them both. Now all he had to do is to convince Billy that this was what he needed and what he wanted.

I am telling you that when they catch him and make him watch them going at it I thought my whole place was going to go up in flames. It was amazing and very hot and I want more of it.

I would recommend reading this story especially if you love not one, not two, not even three but four sexy men, werewolves, hot and passionate sex, excitement, danger, suspense and just a touch of danger. It gave me that and so much more.

Dustin and the Diplomat by Jade Astor

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Series: Star Cadets, #2
Author: Jade Astor
Genre: Futuristic/ Paranormal/ Aliens
Length: Short Story (20 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-940756-35-6
Publisher: Dark Hollow Press (April 7, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Cadet Dustin Ezerus is thrilled when he learns that his hero, intergalactic ambassador Praex Gallilu, is passing through the quadrant. Better yet, he’s stopping at the academy to offer a lecture and accept an honorary degree. Dustin wastes no time in getting himself appointed to show Ambassador Gallilu around. If things work out the way he hopes, he’ll be showing their distinguished guest more than just the academy’s architectural features.

What he has in mind involves a much more intimate introduction to the student body…or at least one body in particular!

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/dustin-and-the-diplomat

Review: This is book two in this series and they should be read in order. It gives you an insight into their amazing world and the reason for why they do the things they do. I thought that this was a very good short story however I for one wished it was longer. It would have made an excellent story if it had been. I would love to know what happens when Dustin graduates and starts his career.

Dustin is a star cadet and has been fascinated by his hero. He had read about him from schoolbooks, learned about him from his older brother and just tried to learn as much as he could about Intergalactic Ambassador Praex. He had always wanted to meet him, well he wanted to do more to the man then just meet him but those are dreams or so he thought. He was asked by his teacher to be Praex’s assistant while he was there. His dreams didn’t even begin to be what he expected. Praex’s was gorgeous and very sexy. Praex’s also wanted him just as much as he wanted him.

This was a cute short story and I wanted to read more. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. It shows me it has great expectations. I can tell that it will be a great series.

I would recommend reading it especially if you love paranormal, aliens, futuristic, sexy men, excitement, and adventure.

Project Snowflake by Heidi Champa

ProjectSnowflakeTitle: Project Snowflake
Series: This is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection
Author: Heidi Champa
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (74 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-649-0
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (July 30, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Brenton Tyler never intended to fall in love with his co-worker, TV weatherman Spencer Allen. And he certainly never planned to say those three little words so quickly. But, now that he’s done both, things start to look a little cloudy. Instead of saying “I love you” back to Brenton, Spencer ends things, informing Brenton that he’s leaving town for a better job in a bigger city.

When a blizzard traps both men at the television station overnight, one last tryst together makes things even more complicated and leaves Brenton with a tough choice. Should he let the man he loves breeze out of his life forever, or should he hold onto the hope that they can weather the storm and get back to sunny skies?

Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2013-Project-Snowflake.aspx

Review: This title is part of the Winter Games AmberPax Collection. They can be read as a standalone story. For me the story was too short and missed something for me to truly love it. I wished that it had told about when they had come together, but I understood it after reading it.

Spencer and Brenton worked together and had been seeing each other for just a few months. Then Spencer had decided to take another job in Chicago and knew leaving would be hard.
Brenton was in love with Spencer and had planned on telling him. However, he ends up with a bigger surprise for Spencer is moving to another state. Brenton didn’t get the “I love you” back from him, just a broken heart. Can Spencer fix it before time runs out or will he leave the man he has fallen in love with.

I thought it was a really cute little story and look forward to reading more in this collection. I was not too happy with the way Spencer handled it, but did love the way the ending came out. It made for a nice story to read right before bedtime though. It was really written well and the way it turned out was great. Heidi has a gift at giving you a story that seems like it happens in real life. She brings it out just the way a relationship would work.

I loved the characters although I love Brenton more. Spencer did surprise me in the end.

The One I Choose by D.H. Starr

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Author: DH Starr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (90 pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (September 19th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Cal and Rhys have been together for three years. Having met and lived together in New York City, their lives were travelling along the same path. That is, until Rhys started working for a jealous chef and got blacklisted in the culinary world of New York City. They move to Boston, Cal using his inheritance to purchase a restaurant for Rhys to get a fresh start. Cal’s biggest challenge is figuring out how to balance work and Rhys. Struggling to make the right choices, will Cal figure out how to accomplish both things without hurting the man he loves?

Purchase Link: http://www.wildecity.com/books/gay-romance/the-one-i-choose/#.VCnxRfldVGQ

Review: Cal and Rhys gave up their lives in New York to move to Boston and start over after Rhys was blacklisted by a fellow chef at his former job. Cal would do anything to make Rhys happy, so it was a no brainer for him when the opportunity to open a restaurant for Rhys in Reading MA presented itself to them. Rhys, however, wasn’t nearly as enthralled with the idea of pulling up roots and leaving their family and friends behind.

What was supposed to be a fresh start for them, starting a new life and a new joint business venture winds up being more of a curse than a blessing. Cal has to devote a lot of time to remodelling and working on getting the restaurant ready to open, while Rhys is left home, alone. The relationship suffers as a result. Cal has to admit to himself that he has in fact been a little bit selfish, uprooting their lives and relocating them here all in an effort to make life better for Rhys, only making life harder with the separation. Rhys has to realize that sometimes in life you have to make changes and sacrifices to reach a larger goal.

This was just a sugary sweet, sexy read about sacrifice, change and moving forward, together. Cal not only has to contend with his own self-doubt that is only squashed by his need to get the restaurant open and ready. He loves Rhys more than anything. But, he’s so focused on the big picture, he misses a few little portraits along the way. And Rhys doesn’t adjust well, going from a life full of friends and family in New York where he and Cal spent a lot of quality time together to the loneliness he feels everyday in Boston. He lashes out at the only person there to listen, Cal.

It was interesting to see the way they balanced things in their relationship. In the beginning, it was almost as if they fought just so they could have make up sex, but that was the jest of their time together. The story was a little repetitive at times, with Cal having to constantly repeat his intentions, but overall it was a fun read. And the ending left a huge smile on my face.

If you are looking for something fun and romantic with lots of steamy sex and a very happy ending, this is definitely the short story for you!

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

Confetti, Cakes, and Confessions by K.C. Wells Book Blast, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we now have K.C. Wells popping in with her newest release Confetti, Cakes, and Confessions, there’s a brilliant giveaway where you can win your very own copy and my review to enjoy. Enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 
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Confetti, Cakes, and Confessions

by

K.C. Wells

Tony Porter and Marc Powell had lived in the same house for the past eight years, since their single parents moved in together. When Tony’s mother Marie and Marc’s father Dennis decide to tie the knot at last, it should be an occasion of great joy for everyone. Except all Marc can think about is having to spend the next two weeks with the young man he’s been in love with since he was sixteen.

Tony feels so torn about Marc coming home from college. He keeps telling himself that it’s wrong to feel this way about him. After all, in two weeks’ time they’ll be related. So when the two young men are thrown together to prepare for the wedding, tensions rise and discoveries are made.

It’s going to be a very long two weeks, and a wedding that no one will ever forget.

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult

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