Ansleigh’s Grotto by J.T. Cheyenne Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have J.T. Cheyanne stopping by today with her latest release Ansleigh’s Grotto, this great fantasy number brings along a great giveaway and I’ve thrown my review in for you to check out. So check out the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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 Ansleigh’s Grotto

 by

J.T. Cheyanne

Dylan Matthews lives in a world of fantasy. As a video game designer, there are no limits on how far or wide his imagination could stretch. He loves his work and excels at bringing the visions in his head to a game console. The luck of his Irish heritage seems to touch him when his prototype Zombie ApoXalypse is bought days after he inherits a mansion in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. Life is indeed magical. 

Ansleigh has waited centuries for one man, only to find him and then lose him due to his own inability to trust in their burgeoning love. The magick of Mother Earth flows within him and through him allowing him to nourish the Grotto where he makes his home. Yet, he yearns for the male that nurtures his soul. When the whims of Fate bring his Cosantoir back into his life, does he have the courage to accept his heritage? 

As the fantasies in his head become reality and the monsters of nightmares crawl through the forest, can Dylan forgive broken promises to protect the Croi? There is no pause button when the Fae and human worlds collide. Will Dylan have what it takes to master the maze and win Ansleigh’s freedom? 

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Inclination by Mia Kerick Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, today we have Mia Kerick stopping by with her brand new Christian YA release Inclination, Mia chats a bit about Young Adult Gay Christian Fiction, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s review. So guys enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Inclination

by

Mia

Sixteen-year-old Anthony Duck-Young Del Vecchio is a nice Catholic boy with a very big problem. It’s not the challenge of fitting in as the lone adopted South Korean in a close-knit family of Italian-Americans.  Nor is it being the one introverted son in a family jam-packed with gregarious daughters. Anthony’s problem is far more serious—he is the only gay kid in Our Way, his church’s youth group. As a high school junior, Anthony has finally come to accept his sexual orientation, but he struggles to determine if a gay man can live as a faithful Christian. And as he faces his dilemma, there are complications. After confiding his gayness to his intolerant adult youth group leader, he’s asked to find a new organization with which to worship. He’s beaten up in the church parking lot by a fanatical teen. His former best pal bullies him in the locker room. His Catholic friends even stage an intervention to lead him back to the “right path.” Meanwhile, Anthony develops romantic feelings for David Gandy, an emo, out and proud junior at his high school, who seems to have all the answers about how someone can be gay and Christian, too.

Will Anthony be able to balance his family, friends and new feelings for David with his changing beliefs about his faith so he can live a satisfying life and not risk his soul in the process?

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Christian, Spiritual

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At the Lake by Geoff Laughton

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Author: Geoff Laughton

Series: By the Lake

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult

Length: Novel (190 pages)

Publisher: Harmony Ink (February 26th 2015)

Heat Level: Mild

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Shane Martinelli and William Houghton come from very different backgrounds. They meet at a high-end summer camp in the Adirondacks, where Shane works as a lifeguard to earn some money and begin saving for college. William is one of the guests, and he doesn’t want to be there. As far as William knows, his father only dumped him at the camp so he could spend time with his latest mistress. When Shane figures out William can’t swim, he offers to teach him. William enthusiastically responds, but when an unexpected storm blows in, William is caught in the water and Shane comes to his rescue. They barely reach shore before lightning strikes the dock—close enough to damage Shane’s hearing.

The following summer both boys return to the camp. Shane doesn’t let his use of hearing aids stand in his way. William is now a counselor-in-training. The attraction between them is undeniable, but how can they possibly make it work? Once camp is over, a week at William’s family home in the Hamptons will determine if the love that bloomed at the lake can survive in the real world.

Product Link: http://www.harmonyinkpress.com/books/at-the-lake-by-geoff-laughton-234-b

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Shane Martinelli works as a counselor and life guard at the Summer Camp at the lake to save money for college, and because he loves to swim and working here also affords him time to hone his skills. When he first meets William he is shy and reserved, scared of the water. But over time Shane breaks down the walls William hides behind, befriends him and teaches him how not to be afraid of the water.

Perhaps he taught William too well, because in the water is where Shane finds him as a bad storm approaches. Shane manages to get William out of the water, but when lightning strikes the dock and Shane wraps William up in his arms to protect him, so he bears the brunt of the damage and loses partial hearing.

In the aftermath of the storm and Shane’s hearing loss, Williams’s father helps Shane and his family with the doctor’s bills and such. Call it penitence for having left William alone for his job so much, or call it a thank you to Shane for saving his son, perhaps a little bit of both. When summer rolls around again, Shane and William are back at camp, but everything is different now.

First off, William is not the shy, awkward, skinny little kid Shane met last summer. He has grown both mentally and physically and is more certain of himself now, more certain of what he wants. And what William wants is Shane.

While there are a lot of similarities between the two summers… they swim, make new friends, bond on the dock by the water under the stars. There are a lot of differences as well. Both William and Shane are growing from boys to men and their feelings for each other are growing stronger every day.

Their first kiss doesn’t go off without a hitch, but once they decide how they feel about each other is okay there are more stolen moments, more kisses and passionate night they share in a tent during a storm will set the stage for their relationship from that point on.

Definitely an age appropriate storyline, but the story is still well written, the character development is slow, steady and believable and the relationship between Shane and William is equal parts awkward and strong. I liked the aspect of the story whereas Shane and William were confused and how they hit a few road blocks along the way, but through communication and a lot of effort, they managed to find a solution and a way to be together.

I don’t think I would have enjoyed this story as much if there hadn’t been that little bit of angst, the uncertainty of where the relationship would go after that first kiss, that first disagreement, that first moment of pure intimacy.

This book was a breath of fresh air for me from start to finish and actually took me back to my own teenage years at summer camp. I do love when a story can transport me back in time. Make me think of how my life could relate to the characters. This is a must read for my fellow sappy, hopeless romantics!

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