Weddings Bells and Bullets by Rain Carrington

22001096Title: Wedding Bells & Bullets

Series: Honky Tonk 03

Author: Rain Carrington

Genre: Gay Western/Erotica/BDSM

Length: Novel (200 pages)

Publisher: AA S Publishing (May 24th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: What will happen to the wedding of the century in Mesa Rojo when Hunter and Ethan are forced to babysit a mobster, deal with the homophobic father of the groomsman, and overcome their own cold feet? Sparks!

Hunter and Ethan are back in the third and final installment of the Honky Tonk Trilogy. In this story, we revisit Westmore Ranch where Hunter is forced to have a man stay on the ranch who is a member of a west coast crime family. This man, Troy Castor, sets his sights on damaged Drew behind Reggie’s back. In steps Ethan to save the day but with heavy consequences.

The wedding is not going as planned as Reggie’s father blames Hunter for “corrupting his only son into homosexuality.” He starts rumors, causing the vendors to run for cover to avoid being in the middle of a war between the two largest cattlemen in the area. This and their own insecurities about being a man the other deserves has them both worried if they are even ready to commit for a lifetime.

When the day finally comes bullets fly. With the bullets come revelations, tears, and new dreams to reach for. But, will Hunter and Ethan be the ones reaching for them together, or will one have to set out on his own?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Honky-Tonk-Wedding-Bells-Bullets-ebook/dp/B00KK868DU

Review: This is the third and final book in this trilogy. Each book can be read alone and easily followed, but I suggest you read them in order to get full impact of all the characters( besides once you read one of them you will want all three) I do hope this isn’t the end of the story though since there are so many directions this could still go. I do want more of Cain and some of the others. I will say I loved how rain wrapped up the story with lots of excitement and a sweet satisfying ending.

This story is back at the Ranch with Ethan and Hunter preparing for their wedding. Hunter gets a call from the Carrillo family to call in his favour. They send Troy to hide out from Dante on the ranch (this bit is from book two but is explained enough in this story you get the gist of it.) Troy has a dark side and is a real bad guy he tries his best to wreak havoc with Ethan and Reggie and Drew.

There are lots of twists to this story. I will say that I felt the part of Troy was a bit rushed and I would’ve read more. I also felt that the part of Drew and his singing got mentioned this dropped( I am hoping it will maybe spurning a new series hint, hint since I would have loved a lot more of Drew.) but this didn’t affect the story for me I loved every nail-biting minute of it. As usual, the sex is hot, explicit, there was a bit less on the bondage and D’s, but it still was very hot, sensual and sexy and there is a lot of it.

If you like cowboys, gay weddings, surprises, lots of twists, bad guys, mobsters, hot mansex, cute kids, D/s relationships, bondage, lots of hot mansex and did I say Cowboys? This is definitely for you.

 

Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook

WhiskeyAndWryAudLGTitle: Whiskey and Wry
Series: Sinner’s series, #2
Author: Rhys Ford
Narrator: Tristan James
Genre: Contemporary/ Dark Romance/ Murder Mystery
Length: 8 hours and 41 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Audio (01-21-14)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Sequel to Sinner’s Gin

He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man’s existence could even be called murder.

When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum’s doctors tell him he’s delusional and his memories are all lies: he’s really Stephen Thompson, and he’d gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.

With the assassin on his tail, Damien flees to the City by the Bay, but keeping a low profile is the only way he’ll survive as he searches San Francisco for his best friend, Miki St. John. Falling back on what kept him fed before he made it big, Damien sings for his supper outside Finnegan’s, an Irish pub on the pier, and he soon falls in with the owner, Sionn Murphy. Damien doesn’t need a complication like Sionn, and to make matters worse, the gunman who doesn’t mind going through Sionn or anyone else if that’s what it takes kill Damien shows up to finish what he started.

Purchase Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Whiskey-and-Wry-Audiobook/B00HX1KW7U/
Review: Damien Mitchell knows there is something the people around him aren’t telling him, the truth about who he really is. He doesn’t feel any connection to the people who call themselves his parents, and he has haunting nightmares of a best friend and a car crash. With each passing day, Damien remembers bits and pieces, trying to put together the puzzle hidden within his shattered mind. He’s Damien Mitchell of the band Sinner’s Gin who supposedly died in a car crash along with two other members of his band. That’s what he thinks, but what if he really is crazy and it’s all just an illusion he’s created in his battered and bruised mind. When someone burns down the asylum he’s being detained in and kills his nurse, Damien escapes and goes after the one thread he can grasp in his muddled mind, SinGin.

Sionn Murphy (pronounced shown) is a former body-guard now pub manager slash owner with a past he’d soon rather forget as well. He lost someone on his watch. He now bears the scars of that loss, both mentally and physically. The first time he sees Damien playing outside his pub, he has all intentions of sending the guitarist packing. That is until he meets those stormy eyes that carry so much pain and need, it’s contagious. There is an obvious attraction between them that they both deny at the start, for various reasons. But circumstance keeps driving them together, and when a killer shows up to finish what he started at the asylum, Sionn goes into protection mode.

With a killer on the loose and his new lover in danger, Sionn reaches out to his rather large Irish family for help. It’s a shock to everyone when the one thing that brought Damien to Sionn has been with Sionn’s family all along. Can a family of very large, domineering, and mean as fuck Irish cops protect the brothers Damien and Miki, from the killer that has their names carved into his very sharp knives?
This quickly became a repeat listen for me. Not only are both books in this series wrought with emotion, passion, and dialogue worthy of a best seller. They are narrated flawlessly! From the various differing tones of Irish brogue that the Morgan clan posses, to Damien’s posh English accent and finally, Miki’s tortured soul tones.

Ford’s meticulously written witty dialogue, three-dimensional characters and a bad guy that will make your skin crawl and James art of storytelling were a match made in sexy man heaven! The psychotic assassin almost stole the show for me. James reads the killer, Parker, very monotone and cerebral throughout, his tone never changes. Even when he is gutting some poor woman like a fish, he’s just very matter of fact and devoid of emotion, much like his character.

While the chemistry between Damien and Sionn wasn’t quite as smoldering hot as Miki and Kane, it was still volcanic. There is something so beyond sexy about the Morgan clan, the need to protect their own is engrained into them. And their monarch, Donal, is so well spoken and accepting of everything that is thrown at them. Probably because his little spider monkey of a wife, Brigid, has enough fire in her for them both.
If you listen to audio books, get this one on audio! Oh…My…God. Sexy does not even begin to describe it. I highly recommend this book, this series. I was beyond entertained from start to finish. And Ford left it wide open for a third book! Although, I’m not quite sure the world is ready for three brooding and sexy ginormous Irish men from the Morgan clan.

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Wholly Trinity by Shanyn Hosier

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Series: Desert Ménage, #3
Author: Shanyn Hosier
Genre: MMF Ménage
Length: Novel (299 pages)
ISBN: 1495988147
Publisher: Shanyn Hoiser (February 25th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Eric
Blurb: When John O’Brien met the love of his life, Paul Atwater, he knew they were meant to be together forever. Years later, when he met the girl of his dreams, Beth Mitchell, he was equally confident of their mutual destiny. Now that the three lovers have established a successful triadic relationship, what’s to stop them from making their happily ever after official?
Just about everything, as it turns out.

This isn’t the first time John’s had to drag Paul kicking and screaming into a deeper level of commitment. And while Paul can grudgingly admit the changes have consistently been improvements, it only makes him more certain their lucky streak is bound to run out that much sooner. Paul genuinely loves Beth, which has helped keep a damper on his jealousy so far. But she can give John the thing he now desperately wants—something impossible for Paul to compete with: a baby.

Is marriage and starting a family next in the cards for our intrepid threesome? Or will this new phase of their unconventional relationship prove to be the one that finally sends Paul packing? And when all of John’s careful plans prove inadequate in the face of tragedy, who will still be around to help pick up the pieces?

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wholly-Trinity-Desert-M%C3%A9nage-Shanyn-ebook/dp/B00IO8HQ3O
Review: There is so much to say about this book. I love reading all different kinds of books. Gay romance, straight romance, but now I am finding a love for Ménage romance all together. This book is the third in a series and I cannot stop freaking out about how great it is.
John is a fantastic character with a lot on his plate. The more he gets through the tougher things seem to get for him. And honestly, it sucks royally. But when he meets Paul, he knows something is going right. He feels like they are forever destined to be together. To love each other. And then the two of them meet Beth. She is the perfect person to bring them into the world of love they have never considered before.

Everything about these characters shows they are like living breathing people. And it works out for both the author and the readers.
The story itself is fantastic. Fast paced, interesting, and verging on erotic, it shows just how amazing things can be when someone embraces the tough trials of life. And throughout the novel, John does just that: embraces the tough trials. Sure, everything seems like it can work out for the worst, but he figures things out. He, Paul, and Beth are on top of things without a problem.

This novel is one of those books that will help you understand and enjoy learning of the ménage romance life also known as the love triangle. In the end, you feel like you love the characters like you love your own family. I loved this novel and I think you all will too.

Love and Murder by W.S. Long

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Author: W.S. Long
Genre: Erotic Romance/Thriller
Length: Novel (160 pages)
ISBN: 9781611525519
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (February 25th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Eric
Blurb: Jake Chandler is a struggling small-town Florida lawyer, and his life is falling apart. His ex-wife makes seeing his daughter difficult, his boyfriend Noah may be cheating on him, and his money woes are growing. Jake hopes that a new murder defense case will help with his money woes, but his ex-wife Elena is the prosecutor. It’s bad enough she has to fight with him over custody of their daughter. Now she wants nothing more than to beat him in the courtroom, too.

And then people around him start dying.

First, an ex-lover gets his brains blown out while he and Jake have coffee. The danger comes even closer. Then Jake meets handsome FBI agent Xavier, who is investigating the crimes surrounding him. Can Jake trust this new man in his life? Is Xavier who he says he is? Or does his involvement put Jake and those he loves in even more danger?

Purchase Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=1066

Review: This novel is amazing. I loved it so much. And I would highly recommend it. If you haven’t read WS Long, you should.
Jake Chandler is a good strong man who survives the worst of the worst and still manages to press on. And when he comes across a case that sweeps the rug from under him, it gets that much better. Xavier is another living breathing character that stands out strongly. Just as strongly as Jake Chandler. Over all, they are combustible and make for an incredible couple at the same time.

The story is profound, evocative, and addicting. I love a good murder thriller with a strong surprise and this has no exception to it. This book was sizzling and so amazing. I couldn’t stop reading it. The story was so good, I read it twice. And it was just as great the second time around.

If you love murder, surprise, and things to pick up when they get down, go out and get this book as soon as possible. It is so deliciously written, I couldn’t help reading it twice.

Chasing the Dragon by Ash Penn

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Title: Chasing the Dragon
Series: N/A
Author: Ash Penn
Genre: Contemporary/Twincest
Length: Short Story (62 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-78430-003-6
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (May 2nd, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: On his birthday, Aiden has only one thing on his mind. Spending time with the only man, he will ever love. The one man he can’t have.

A decade has passed since Aiden last set eyes, or hands, on Kai. Yet when Aiden tracks him down in order to keep a promise to spend their thirty-second birthday together, it’s as if only a breath of time has swept by since they were last together. The attraction they share is as intense as ever despite their years of separation, and Aiden’s decade-long marriage to a woman.

When Aiden learns that Kai’s current relationship has broken down, he’s compelled to invite Kai back to his hotel room for the night. Aiden believes if they both try hard enough, they might become true brothers again and banish the rogue feelings that originally tore them apart.

Only, Kai doesn’t agree. It’s his birthday too, and he’s got plans of his own. Plans that involve shunning a twin room in favor of a double. And Aiden has never been able to resist his desires, no matter how skewed those desires might be.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/chasing-the-dragon

Review: I am not sure what to say about this story. It is one majorly hot ticket but it doesn’t lead to happily ever after either. I love the twincest part of it, but hated the fact that they come off as horrible men. However, after reading it you can tell that there are more to them then you would expect. You can tell that both of them not only love each other but also hate each other or at least Aiden does. You can also feel the pain and fear coming from them.

Aiden had ended not only his relationship as a brother but as a lover to his brother. They were twins and had taken their relationship to a sexual one. Aiden wasn’t gay but he wanted his brother however, to him it was poison. So ten years earlier he had told him to leave and never come back. It makes me mad to end your family ties in such a harsh way but I suppose I could understand it. However when he ended it, he should have stayed away like he asked Kai to do. It doesn’t seem fair to want one thing and demand it from one but break it yourself. He went to Kai after telling him to stay away because he missed him, but what he was doing was torturing Kai because he knew Kai wanted him forever.

Kai had done what Aiden had asked and left. He had actually done something with his life, but when he had looked out the window he had seen his twin walking past the house. The one man that he truly loved over all. So he ends it with the man he lived with and was drunker than a skunk.

I was disappointed in this story. I can’t get into one where the man actually cheats. Whether they are together or not. He had ended his relationship with his brother, kicking him out of his life. Then hurts Kai but doesn’t really care it seems that he has done it. The only way I would have been able to get into it was if Kai and Aiden actually stayed together. However, it just leaves you hanging with Aiden going to Kai’s boyfriend to talk to him.

Cleary Palit by Zahra Owens (Mended Daily Dose) Review & Giveaway!

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