Crimes of the Heart by Jaxon Grant

81q+opN7oTL._SL1500_Title: Crimes of the Heart
Series: Crimes of the Heart, #1
Author: Jaxon Grant
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (264 Pages)
Publisher: JTG Publishing (December 11, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Everyone deserves to be loved. But with constant abuse from his step-father and his mother’s contempt, Christian Goodley isn’t so sure. Being gay in high school is hard enough. Also being the black sheep in the family with only one friend in the world makes life damn near impossible to bear. But when Christian’s path crosses with a new teacher his senior year, a ray of hope brings new life and meaning to his world.

Damien Duvel, a recent college graduate and History teacher, forges a bond of friendship with Christian that the young man so desperately needs. As their relationship evolves and matures the rumor mill in the school starts turning. Hushed whispers and sidelong glances turn to outright accusations.

For both Christian and Damien it would seem that fate had brought them together. But with so many factors conspiring against them, it is unclear whether they can tow the fine line they walk without stepping away unscathed emotionally or physically.

ISBN-13: 9781494755300
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Heart-Jaxon-Grant-ebook/dp/B00HBHAG2C
Reviewer: Lisa
Review: I have to say that this was not my favorite story at all. In fact I wanted to rip most of the characters apart. It is so sad to watch a child go through what this young man went through. It is not a happily ever after book either which made it even worse for me.

The story itself without my actual feelings was well written and an excellent story. In fact I would wish more people would read this story. I spent most of the time just crying because you can feel this boy. The pain he must have felt not just from the physical abuse but the mental abuse. His mother, I mean his own damn mother was such a bitch to him because he was gay. She allowed the physical abuse by her husband, his step father. People like that should have been shot before they were allowed to have children.

Christian had known he was gay for a while and he was fine with it. Then he was caught at an early age and his life went downhill from that. His mother would slap him around and call him such filthy names. She would allow his step father to smack him around. His brother and sisters were just as emotionally abusive as the parents. He tried so hard to live with it. He had started a relationship with his teacher when he turned eighteen. However the teacher was also involved with a woman. So there are lots of issues all the way around.

Damien did want Christian. Had since he first walked in to his class. When Chris’s parents kicked him out, he helped him by getting him a motel room. However it went further than that. He was seen however and was going to be black mailed, his fiancé found out and went after Chris. He kept it up till he knew he would lose it all. He didn’t even think of what it would do to Chris.

I hate damn selfish people and Damien himself should have been shot. He took advantage of a young boy and basically used him. This was a good story but I wished I hadn’t started reading it. It was definitely more real than most books you come across and you can see it happening with the children out in the world.

I would recommend reading this book. It is a tearjerker and will have you pissed off. If you want to know what many gay children go through in real life, read this book.

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Between These Walls by John Herrick

81G8nTJkUkL._SL1500_Title: Between these Walls
Series: N/A
Author: John Herrick
Genre: Literary Fiction
Length: Novel (345 pages)
Publisher: Segue Blue (February 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Hunter is a Christian. Hunter is the man next door.

Hunter Carlisle is gay.

At 26 years old, Hunter Carlisle has a successful sales career, a devoted girlfriend, and rock-solid faith. He also guards a secret torment: an attraction to other men. When a career plunge causes muscle tension, Hunter seeks relief through

Gabe Hellman, a handsome massage therapist. What begins as friendship takes a sudden turn and forces the two friends to reconsider the boundaries of attraction. Along the road to self-discovery, Hunter’s secret is exposed to the community. Now Hunter must face the demons of his past and confront his long-held fears about reputation, sexual identity, and matters of soul.

A story of faith, fire and restoration, Between These Walls braves the crossroads of love and religion to question who we are and who we will become.

Publisher’s full disclosure to readers: This novel of faith occurs within a true-to-life context of redemption, and contains adult language and content.

ISBN: 9780991530915

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Between-These-Walls-John-Herrick-ebook/dp/B00PBAORSK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: There are a lot of words to describe this book: intense, poignant and emotive are the first words to come to mind.

The MCs of this are Hunter and Gabe. Hunter converted to Christianity at the age of 16 (his family largely non-religious). The reason for which appears to me because he was confused, like many teen, particularly with his sexuality. This ongoing confusion for Hunter, even at 26 and now a software salesman, is the heart of the emotional conflict throughout the book.

Gabe is 25. He is a massage therapist with a degree in fine arts and performance. He, like Hunter and other young men like him, is at war with himself about his feelings towards other men. But to give Gabe credit, his inner war isn’t as bad as Hunter’s. Once the two meet, a slow burning attractions starts and the sexual tension between them is understated, bringing the emotion of these guys into the spotlight.

This is no light read by any stretch of the imagination. I recommend not trying to rush through the story but take your time and take each bit of emotion and information as it comes. Then by the time you finish, if you felt the least bit of connection or emotion for the characters this is the type of book that will likely be stuck in your head for a while. It’s not the usual Christian gay men exploring their sexuality with almost cloak and dagger precision.

It’s almost like a coming of age for two men in their mid-twenties. The big picture of the book is nicely dealt with – and with common sense – as these men are reconciling their faith and spirituality with their sexuality. There is also the repercussion of forcing a particular life style based around faith rather than being yourself (i.e. suicide and mental breakdown).

Again something that was tastefully done. In the end, I feel that “man” has a lot to answer for when it comes to enforcing something that isn’t a big part of using a belief system as a spiritual guide.

Finally, I appreciated the poignancy of the epilogue. It’s a nice summary and almost bittersweet. It’s probably what no one wanted to read for the characters, nor did I particularly expect it, but it is also sweet and true to life.

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

Dear Alex by Clare London

91m0hOW6JyL._SL1500_Title: Dear Alex
Author: Clare London
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (39 pages)
ASIN: B00Q7X23TA
Publisher: Jocular Press (November 26, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: Alex Palmer writes the “Dear Alex” Agony Uncle column for Meant for Men – a magazine aimed at gay men’s life and issues. What started as a genuine and ground-breaking feature has become a snark fest, due to Alex’s boredom and personal cynicism. His respect for the correspondents has dwindled away in direct relation to his own self-respect as a journalist. He no longer believes in his readers’ search for a soulmate, or in his own column’s headline: “Is He Really the One?”

In the early days, Robbie Cooke was Alex’s co-presenter on the magazine. They’d been lovers, too. But unlike Alex, Robbie still sees the anguish and need behind the letters they receive. He wants to help the writers, rather than turn their situations into journalistic entertainment. He and Alex may still have to work together, but their fundamental disagreement on how to run the column tore them apart as romantic partners.

Excess drinking and a succession of casual lovers are wearing Alex out, yet he’s in denial. He’s convinced he doesn’t need “Dear Alex” to set him straight about what’s wrong with his life. But when he’s alerted to the fact that Robbie may be in danger, he realises that what he’s really missing is his ex-lover’s care, compassion and love. The problem is, by the time Alex is desperate to make amends, Robbie may have already moved on.

This was originally published in the Dreamspinner Press anthology “Make Me a Match”.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Alex-Clare-London-ebook/dp/B00Q7X23TA

Review: Alex wasn’t what one would call likeable, but I am easily amused by a good unapologetic slut, so that drew me right in. Apparently Alex has managed to drink and screw himself stupid because he doesn’t remember throwing the best thing in his life away. I’ll have to urge you to suspend a little belief on that one (who forgets a bad breakup?) because it’s worth it.

As Alex muddles through his mess of an existence, a funny thing starts to happen. He slowly realizes what he’s done to his life and what he’s lost, and begins to feel again. This is where Clare London shines. It’s her writing that does this character justice, redeems him and makes us feel for him. The path he takes to this redemption of both himself and his previously doomed relationship is what makes this story a stand-out.

There was quite a bit of emotional depth for a quick read, and even though I thought Robbie was pretty much insane for holding a torch for Alex, I was happy to see it all work out. I’ve always liked reading Clare London, and this is no different.

Set to the backdrop of numerous ‘Dear Alex’ letters, this was a short and enjoyable (though not necessarily easy) read that I’d recommend in a heartbeat.

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

Sapphire and Ruby by Mark King, 2nd edition

SapphireandRubyLGTitle: Sapphire and Ruby, 2nd edition
Series: N/A
Author: Mark King
Genre: High Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
Length: Novella (106 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 17, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Stephen Sapphire, a film major in search of a Hollywood romance, discovers he is the heir apparent to the throne of Cordonia, a mysterious kingdom off the coast of Portugal. The current queen, Marcela, invites him for a royal visit, and provides him with a noble escort, the irksome, but irresistible, Terrence Rubino.

The Book of Trou, an ancient prophecy, says Stephen must marry the queen. His mother, Leocadia, a powerful witch, prepares a love potion to actualize the prophecy, unaware that he is gay. Stephen would much rather spend time with Terrence than the queen. But he may not get a choice in the matter.

1st Edition published as Sapphire and Ruby, A Novella, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-051-5

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5447

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Although this was a very well written book. I found myself constantly loosing focus in it the further I read. I found that I didn’t care for people trying to make Stephen do something he wasn’t interested in just because others felt it was for the best.

Stephen seemed like a smart, intelligent young man who was tricked by his own mother to enter into a proposal he had no knowledge of beforehand. Terrance seemed sweet if not a little too abiding by the rules of Cordania which seemed really outdated and old-fashioned in the extreme.

I’m sorry but this book was not for me. I’m sure others would like it though.

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

Absorbing Tutelage by Flynn Eire

91LGo5rW7lL._SL1500_Title: Absorbing Tutelage
Series: Hounds of Hell, #7
Author: Flynn Eire
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (146 Pages)
Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (December 30, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Everett Townsend hasn’t asked much from the other saved souls running the schools, or connected with most people there either… It might have something to do with his parents having sold his soul to Hell. Fed up with feeling like cannon fodder in a war he’s at the core of, Everett needs to take back some of the control that he seems to never have had in his life.

Geirfinn Lundberg follows his visions right to where his younger brother just ended up. But as glad as he is to catch up with Dag, it’s the man with the two different gray eyes that he can’t get off his mind—and promptly puts his foot in his mouth when they meet. Needless to say, Everett wants nothing to do with an ass like that, but he wants the training Geir offers.

And apparently he’s going to need it because the visions aren’t over.

Can he get past what Geir’s done to put distance between them and finally open his heart or will what’s to come be their undoing?

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Absorbing-Tutelage-Hounds-Hell-Book-ebook/dp/B00RNI9OSQ

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Hounds of Hell collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. I love the way Flynn can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Flynn.

There is something about the way that Flynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their entire lives.

I had a blast reading this story. The only real problem I have is that it is not long enough. I want a book that will keep my attention for hours on end. This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break.

After reading this book, I realized that there was nothing missing from any of them. The mates, the ones that are to be protected are the children of the angels. They are confused, hurt and partially damaged from their past. They have trouble communicating and trusting those around them. Everett is one of those souls.

While trying to survive he had been a stripper, but many thought that meant whore. When Geir approached him, it set them back because he had been called whore. He explained it and Geir tried to fix it. However the communication between them was not very good. He had always thought his parents were evil and sold his soul for a fresh chance for them. Now his father was back, even in demon form trying to make amends. He had many things to figure out.

Geir had found his mate, but made the mistake of not telling Everett first off. The hell hounds seem to have that problem. They were over a thousand years old and had lots of trouble showing and talking about what they are feeling. He wanted to train his mate to be able to protect himself, but when he talked things just came out wrong. He had to find a way to fix what was wrong. T

hanks to one of the angels, he had a little bit of a head start. Now he just had to show him that he did indeed love him. He would also protect him from the dangers coming at them.

I absolutely love this book almost as much as I have loved the others in this series. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Flynn puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

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

His Imperfect Mate by Aeryn Jaden

aj-roto-hisimperfectmate3150120_0228Title: His Imperfect Mate
Series: Return of the Originals, #3
Author: Aeryn Jaden
Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifter/Vampires/Werewolves
Length: Novella (136 Pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (January 30th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: All the Originals, beings that created all the supernaturals, have vanished a long time ago.

Or did they now? Killa is one of them and he doesn’t feel dead at all. Though that could happen any day now. He is hunted by one of his brothers and has nowhere to go. Unless he happens to find some of his old friends… He finds more than he bargains for.

Keen had barely survived his family’s torture and his spirit is almost broken. Finding his mate lying wounded in the bed next to him is a dream come true. Until it transforms into a nightmare. The small wolf has enough experience with those to last him several lifetimes.

Will Keen get his perfect ending or is his mate as imperfect as his life had been until now? Did he want Killa any other way than how he is? After all, they seem to be perfectly imperfect for each other

ISBN: 978-1-63258-862-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/his-imperfect-mate-jaden

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Return of the Originals collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. I love the way Aeryn can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Aeryn.

There is something about the way that Aeryn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect the ones they love with all that they have. I had a blast reading this story.

Killa is one of the originals. He was a drashers. Basically he was a big reptile when he changed shapes. He was also one of the biggest players known, which is funny because he is being taken down by a little wolf. He had sex with the cutie, and then basically pushed him out of bed. If he had his head on straight he would have known sooner, that the cute and sexy little wolf was his mate. Now he had some major ass to kiss.

Keen had basically been abused most of his life by his own family. His new family saved him and brought him to their home. He was scared but also so damn brave that it would make your heart swell. At first he had thought Killa just didn’t want him like that, but once the big idiot realized what Keen was to him, well he has made up in spades.

Their sex life was extremely heated and so much fun. With a little kink added in, they were setting the sheets on fire. Now if only they could keep his evil family away from him. Killa would do everything in his powers to keep his little mate safe.

I had a blast reading it that is for sure. I absolutely love this book almost as much as I have loved the others in this series. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Aeryn puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a just a touch of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing and loving.

Gorgeous men, sexy shifters, excitement, action and danger is just a part of this story. I would recommend reading this book. Be ready for a late night.

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

Kritter Tales Anthology

81EMBp5wL0L._SL1500_Title: Kritter Tales Anthology
Series: Anthology
Author: Ann Anderson, Jenna Hale, Tracey Michael, Lor Rose, Amanda C. Stone
Genre: Varied
Length: Anthology (120 Pages)
Publisher: Rooster and Pig Publishing (January 21st, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes the best matchmaker has four legs and a cold nose…

Dogs aren’t the only creatures that are man’s best friend! From Dalmatians to all the animals in Dr. Doolittle, animals have ways of bringing people together that’s almost its own type of magic. Within the Kritter Tales anthology are five heartwarming stories about men and their animals, and how the mix brings about relationships that may never have been.

ISBN: 978-069236-461-1

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Kritter-Tales-Anthology-Taurus-Imprint-ebook/dp/B00RW8X1Z4

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is a cute little anthology with five stories where the men have the cutest animals or exotic ones. They have more humor in them that I have read in a while. I had a blast reading it and look forward to reading more. I must admit that pets make the best friends and best friends love to set you up for a bit of loving.

That and a pet show the tender side of their owners. A very hot little book that gave me almost all that I could ask for. I couldn’t put it down until I read the whole book.

Mischief Makers by Ann Anderson ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Dustin is living in his apartment with a momma cat and her two kittens. Sounds cute he is not technically allowed to have pets in his apartment. So when he comes home to find the little trouble makers missing, he knows he is in major trouble. They were saved by one gorgeous man, who made his heart beat fast and his palms sweat. Lucky for him, that Adam is looking for a roommate, and pets are welcomed.

This was one cute and hot little story. I loved the way it just flew off the pages. Other than the fact that it was too short, I found myself loving it quite a bit. It was just so damn adorable to read.

Princess Cocoa Puff by Jenna Hale ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Thanks to Sandy, Andrew was the proud owner of a pain in the ass cat. The problem was he never wanted a cat. Sandy wanted Andrew not to be alone, but he was going to kill her once he got his hands on her. That is until Princess Cocoa Puff took off, and one hell of a sexy neighbor brought her back.

I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. I laughed my ass off with this book. At first I was not too sure of Darren’s attitude but he proves to be an interesting guy. I wished that it was longer though, because I would love to read more by these two gorgeous guys.

Puppies Love by Tracey Michael ♥♥♥♥4Heaerts
Leo and Dante have been together for two years. One year as boss and employee, then Leo fired his ass. Then as a couple. Leo had a big surprise for Dante, but on the way to the restaurant, they found a momma dog and some puppies. Some ass had thrown them out on the side of the road. Leo’s plan had changed a bit, but now he had one hell of a happy man.

This was the cutest of all the stores so far, and that is saying something because they are amazing. I loved how Leo fires him, and then asks Dante out on a date in the beginning of their relationship. You can just see the heat between them and feel the love they have for each other. I also loved how it didn’t take long before Dante had fallen in love with the dogs. I had a blast reading this book.

Elephants Knows Best by Lor Rose ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Ethan had been taking care of injured elephants since he was little. He loved them quite a bit. He didn’t know what he would do without them in his life. There was someone else that he was falling in love with, but he never thought it would happen. That is until Corbin made his move.

This was a cute little story that had me smiling. I think there is something more about this story but you don’t read about it. For the true passion to come out I would assume that this story would have to be made longer. However I loved this story just a bit more. It was a blast to read.

Agent Princess Twinkle Buttons: Matchmaker by Amanda C. Stone ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Max had the best unique animal I have ever seen. He had a prairie dog for a pet. He takes her out for walks all the time, but it also has another purpose. He has seen one sexy man working out and loves to get a look at him. To his surprise Guy has been planning on getting to know him as well.

I think that this book was perfect. I love the way they take it slow trying to get to know each other. It was so tender and caring that had me smiling through it all. I had a blast reading it and look forward to reading some more by this author.

Overall, I was quite pleased by this anthology. I have never laughed so hard when reading an anthology. It was a blast to read. I have always loved books that are paranormal or that just include animals. So these animals included in these stories made it even better. I loved it and look forward to reading more by these authors. I had just wished that they were longer in length.

I would recommend reading it. What is cuter than men with animals.

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Beware of Dragons by Marcy Jacks

ecm-mj-dh-bewarethedragons3150128_0234Title: Beware the Dragons
Series: Dragon Hearts, #2
Author: Marcy Jacks
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Shape-shifter
Length: Novella (121 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (February 7th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Adam Rivers is still getting used to life as being the only human mated to a dragon in an enemy nest. His lover, dragon warrior Novik Grey, is always accommodating, even if there are others who want to see Adam gone.

After Novik rescues a friend of Adam’s, tension in the nest rises, and the humans are considering going to war against the dragons. This is enough to cause a lot of stress and anxiety throughout the dragons, and Adam doesn’t want to complain, even when a few people come a little too close, sound a little too threatening. Adam wants to take some of the load off of Novik’s shoulders by handling this himself, by proving that he doesn’t always have to rely on Novik to save him.

When the dragons get together and form a plot to get Adam out of the nest, without his or Novik’s permission, Adam might just be a little in over his head.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-973-6

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/beware-the-dragons

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

At the start of the book Adam and his friend Jason are waiting for the return of Novik and some other dragons who went to the village to rescue Athy. When they get back everyone is happy for a time. At least until it is learned that the villagers are getting riled up to attack the dragons.

Now both dragons and the human servants are treating Adam and his friends like they have the plague.
The relationship between Adam and Novik has continued to strengthen. However the story was not all about them. There are also looks into other characters like Jason and Kraigan, and Blue and Lighting. These lead me to hope that they will have their own stories in the series.

Although this book was not as enjoyable as the first for me, I think it was also a way of preparing for the rest of the series. It explores other characters and also seems to give a possible story arc of the issue with the human village and the difference of opinion the dragons have with each other. It also dropped a couple of little bombshells off that I really want to get more answers on.

It was fast paced and well written, and with enough steamy moments to keep me happy without being too much. New characters and situations were introduced and have pulled my attention. So overall, I will be looking forward to more in this series.

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

Song of the Lonesome Cowboy by Lynn Kelling

71m1MsgHG3L._SL1000_Title: Song of the Lonesome Cowboy
Series: N/A
Author: Lynn Kelling
Genre: BDSM/Suspense
Length: Novel (270 Pages)
Publisher: Forbidden-Fiction Publishing (February 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Tucker Reynolds is a rising star in country music. The people from his record label tell him he’s destined to be one of the greats—but only if he fits the “good ol’ boy” image country fans expect from him. The trouble is, that’s not the kind of man’s manTucker really wants to be.

Forced into an unsavory relationship with a record executive and frustrated by his regrettably platonic relationship with his best friend and guitarist, Mags Palmer, Tucker turns to kinky sex with male prostitutes for release. Things hit Tucker’s limit when one of Tucker’s bandmates, Jess Grayville, begins to suspect what’s going on, and puts himself in danger to protect Tucker.

Desperate for a way out of his troubles, Tucker realizes only honesty, love, and a true song can save himself and the man who stands by him.

ISBN: 978-1-62234-213-6

Product Link: http://fantasticfictionpublishing.com/product/song-of-the-lonesome-cowboy

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: Wow, there is so much emotion just begging to be fanart tucker sotlc lynn kelling songlet out in Lynn Kelling’s newest release, Song of the Lonesome Cowboy. From the first page, Tucker Reynolds, singer, song-writer, and most of all, extremely loyal to his friends, is breaking into a million pieces. For years, he has been hiding his torment from an innocent encounter, hiding in the closest with his sexuality, and hiding from his friends the nightmares he faces almost nightly.

Lynn Kelling has accomplished once again what she is so good at. Putting words on a page that turn into a living, breathing story. Tucker, at the immature age of 21, thought he was doing what was best for his band and mates. Unbeknownst to him, he was signing a deal with the devil. A man-eating predator that would suck the life out of him for the next several years.

Tucker is hurting and lonely. He’s physically and mentally exhausted. Secretly, he suffers from nightmares of abuse, alone, so others don’t worry about their futures. He always feels as though he is being pursued by the world instead of having a tangible connection to it. Tucker’s life consists of lies, secrets, and deception. He carries a constant ache and fear of times past and times to come.

Tucker’s only saving grace was his best friend, Mags. A straight man who Tucker lusted over secretly and loved with everything he had. Mags had a horrible childhood and a family that continuously let him down. Determined to give Mags the security he needed and a happy life, when their band signed with a big time record producer, Tucker kept the conditions to himself.

After years of abuse, drugged, being raped and tortured, and watching Mags bed one woman after the other, he is at his breaking point.

I sank down onto the couch, and restlessly rolled up the sleeves of my shirt to expose my itchy wrists. The room was suddenly too full, too warm.

Jess was watching me, following my fidgeting. When I realized he could see the scars on my arms, which were usually covered with sleeves or thick bracelets, my heart jumped. Mags had never cared enough to notice those, but Jess was looking right at them. I paled and quickly rolled the sleeves back down.

Trying to deflect the attention, I said, “Well, I’m back now, aren’t I? The world didn’t end, praise Jesus. Y‘all flying out?”

Mags huffed, arms folded, looking more put-out the longer I avoided tumbling into another yelling match with him.

Fanart Tucker Lynn K SOTLCWhat he doesn’t realize is Jess, one of his bandmates, has been watching him closely. He knows he is hurting, he just doesn’t know why. It’s hard for him to get too close seeing as he, too, is keeping a closely guarded secret.
Jess comes clean with Tucker and shows him he is someone he can trust and count on. Tucker finally sees that everything he has always wanted has been right in front of him the whole time.

“You’re kind of gorgeous without the beard,” I told him self-consciously. “I wasn’t prepared for that.”
I’d been letting Mags outshine him. Funny how the glare of idolizing could blind you to what was right in front of you, even better than the dream.

He took hold of my hand and brought it to his lips. They brushed my knuckles for just a moment while he held my gaze with his blue-and-green-colored eyes. Then he uncurled my fingers and kissed my palm. It felt like he was seducing me, and it kept stirring the butterflies in my stomach.

But, just as they are beginning to make headway with their relationship, Tucker falls victim once again, and this time it may be more than he can handle.

Be prepared to be gutted through parts of this story. Lynn has written a very heartbreaking, hard to read, at times, story. But with the bad also comes the good, and there is a lot of good in this story. As Tucker tells us about his years of pain and anguish, your own heart will break for him. One thing I kept thinking was how strong and brave Tucker was. I don’t think he even knew the strength he carries within himself.

When Jess comes forth ready to share his own pain with Tucker, you can’t help but smile for these two finally seeing each other as they should. They are a perfect match and feed off each other’s personality. Finally, Tucker can begin to believe in love and have those same feelings reciprocated.

The author touches on many sticky subjects exposing the fanart lynn kelling SOTLC Jessnasty parts of life. The dialogue flows effortlessly showing the creativity and cleverness that she possesses. Even though this is fiction Lynn relays the story in a way that will consume your thoughts making you wonder how many in real life have succumbed to this type of predator.
Tucker and Jess are so much stronger together and I believe they can handle whatever type of situation that comes their way.

Each facet of Tucker’s journey will show how brave this young man really is. Jess is the perfect companion for Tucker and together they can heal the torments of the past. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves when the good guys win. When you are constantly beat down but rise above it all. And, most of all, when love between two men is so infectious that you want to be a part of their joy.

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

Please Remember Me by Jacob Z. Flores Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have Jacob Z. Flores stopping by as he kicks off his tour for his newest release Please Remember Me, We have a fantastic excerpt, a brilliant Rafflecopter giveaway, a fabulous comment giveaway and Tams review for you to enjoy. So peeps check out the post, fall in love with the book, click that Raffecopter link and leave a comment! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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 Please Remember Me

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Jacob Z. Flores

Successful lawyer Santi Herrera couldn’t be happier with the direction his life is taking. Not only is he on track to becoming a partner in his law firm, but he’s planning his wedding to Hank Burton, a south Texas contractor who has made a name for himself despite his humble beginnings. The introverted lone wolf Santi and the friendly, outgoing Hank complement each other perfectly. From the moment they laid eyes on each other, they were hooked, and as far as Santi and Hank are concerned, a happily ever after is their destiny.

But fate deals them a devastating new hand.

A construction accident leaves Hank with severe head trauma and brings him precariously close to death. When he finally awakens, Hank doesn’t remember Santi or the love they shared for the past three years. Santi faces the greatest challenge of his life. Can he respark a flame his lover can’t recall? And can he stop the diverging paths that fickle fate charts between them?

Santi has faith in the love he and Hank shared and in the words his father once spoke to him: “It’s never too late to fall in love. All over again.”

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Rare by Garrett Leigh Audiobook Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Garrett Leigh stopping by today to show off her audiobook of Rare, we have a great excerpt from the Rare ecopy, we have a fantastic giveaway and we have Tams review of both Slide & Rare and she was blown away with the audiobooks! So enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Rare

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Garrett Leigh

Paramedic Pete Adams lived through the year from hell watching his lover, Ash, fall apart, and the precarious balance between work and home is becoming more strained. His heart is always home, with Ash, but the dark side to his job is weighing him down.

Tattoo artist Ash Fagin is recovering from a nervous breakdown triggered by revelations about his traumatic childhood. His battle with mental illness is far from over, but with Pete by his side, he’s feeling good again, so good he doesn’t notice something missing until it walks right into his living room.

Ash believes he’s had enough coincidence in his life, but when a voice from the past comes looking for him, it takes the devastating injuries of the one he loves most to convince him to let a ghost become the family he never knew he wanted.

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The Home Series by Cardeno C. Re-Release Blog Tour, Giveaway & Fanfic Contest!!

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Lets celebrate the Re-Release of The Home Series by Cardeno C.

Cardeno C. is excited to re-release the Home collection. All novels are re-edited, have sexy new covers, and include the “bonus chapters” that were previously in the Marriage anthology.

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