Jewel Cave by Elizabeth Noble Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Elizabeth Noble stopping by today with the third release from her Circles series Jewel Cave, we have a great excerpt from this brand new release, we have a fantastic giveaway and we have my review, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Jewel Cave

(Circles 03)
by

Elizabeth Noble

Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost.

But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive.

Fearing the worst, Griff tracks Clint across the country. As a US Marshall, Griff’s always been the man who keeps everyone safe, but he doesn’t know how he and Clint will survive this.

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Excerpt

It was time to back away from Dylan, what had been a friendship had definitely shifted to territory uncomfortable to Clint. He didn’t want to hurt Dylan’s feelings. He’d tried sending a few emails telling Dylan some of his pictures weren’t appreciated, but it did no good. The guy was either dense or stubborn.

Unlike some of his other friends, Clint knew nothing about Dylan’s family or the people who lived near him. As far as Clint could tell, Dylan was alone in the world, and his sudden attachment to Clint was starting to feel creepy. So, lately, Clint had been taking longer and longer to answer emails and tried to keep subjects of conversation as neutral as possible or focused on writing projects.

The pictures Clint deleted. Griff would flip if he ever knew about those photos, not that Clint would blame him in the least. He would have loved to share some of his other concerns about Dylan’s wellbeing with Griff, but Clint knew the man would turn Dylan into one of America’s Most Wanted in under a minute.

Such was the hazard of sharing his life with a US Deputy Marshal.

He’d made a vow to himself long ago he’d never use Griff’s job or badge unless there was a solid, valid reason. Someone he’d known for a few years all of a sudden annoying him online was not solid or valid in Clint’s mind. Clint kept reminding himself Dylan was lonely and had no family. He was probably merely one of those people who didn’t get the concept of boundaries. That didn’t make him a criminal, just socially awkward.

Clint nearly jumped out of his skin when someone’s strong arm snaked around his waist and pulled him back against a firm body. Warm breath blew in his ear along with the words, “You left the door unlocked again. I could be the neighborhood whack job here to bludgeon you to death after defiling you.”

“You scared the crap out of me!” Clint yelped, trying to squirm away, but it was useless. “You’re the guy on this street with all the big guns.” Behind him Griff chuckled and used one finger to move Clint’s hair away from his neck. He pressed a soft kiss to the spot. Clint glared down at the dogs. “And you two! You need watchdog lessons.”

Griff gave a little jerk forward with his hips and snickered. “And those big guns are all yours.” He let go of Clint, turned him, and shook him by the shoulders for a second. “Lock the goddamn doors. Even if someone smashes through the storm door, you’ll at least hear them.” He raised his eyebrows and leaned away from Clint, letting him go. “For me. Please. ’Cause the only defiling that goes on in this house is done by me.”

Clint burst out laughing. Griff’s blue-gray eyes twinkled, and the corners crinkled in a way Clint loved when Griff smiled. “Sorry, I’m late,” Griff said. He used his free hand to pet the dogs.

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.

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Review

Elizabeth Noble - The Jewel Cave SMJewel Cave Final 12614 copyTitle: Jewel Cave

Series: Circles 03

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Novella (155pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63216-912-9

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st April 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 – 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost. 

But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive. 

Fearing the worst, Griff tracks Clint across the country. As a US Marshal, Griff’s always been the man who keeps everyone safe, but he doesn’t know how he and Clint will survive this.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6213

Review: This story is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. US Marshal Griff and author Clint have been together for ten years, their relationship has suffered a little as they both concentrate on their work but they love each other. When Griff discovers one of Clint’s author friends seems to be just a bit too friendly he worries that the man is getting obsessed, Clint shrugs off his concern and his warnings until it’s too late. Clint finds himself kidnapped and taken to the Jewel Cave system where he first met Griff and he has to use every skill he has learned from Griff to survive. Discovering Clint missing Griff fears the worst, but little clues make him realize that Clint might not have left under his own steam and a desperate search begins.

This is a great story that has you turning each page in eager anticipation. We briefly met Griff and Clint in A Barlow Lens but it isn’t necessary to read that book to enjoy Jewel Cave. Griff and Clint have let the physical side of their relationship fall to the wayside as work eats at their time, after ten years together they don’t even really notice it. While Clint has secret worries about one of his author friends he refuses to tell Griff about his concerns, he believes if he pulls back and ignores the man then he will lose interest and he doesn’t want Griff going all US Marshal on the man. But Griff learns of some of the man’s correspondence and warns Clint that the man seems creepy and Clint brushes him off.

Oh this is a really good story that has stalking, kidnapping and a rescue, but it also shows the aftereffects and the rebuilding of the closeness that had been lost to time. Griff is a typical US Marshal; he loves bringing the bad guys to justice and protecting those who need protecting and he thinks it’s his job to make sure the man he loves is safe and protected, Clint is a typical author who loses himself in his writing and he certainly doesn’t need protecting as he can handle everything just fine on his own. Both men face the truth when Clint is kidnapped and Griff has to rely on Clint keeping himself safe and Clint is desperately hoping that Griff can reach him in time to save him.

I really enjoyed this story as we get to see it from both Griff and Clint’s perspectives, we see Griff’s concerns and worry blossom into frantic worry and horror, his hope that Clint will manage to stay safe, we see Clint’s slight concern turn into full blown terror and then determination as he works to keep his stalker at arm’s length and the confidence he has that Griff will come for him. We get to see the full story as the perspectives switch between Griff and Clint, we follow along as Griff and his co-workers hunt for clues and follow along in Clint and his kidnappers wake and then we also get Clint’s view of what is happening to him and the things he is doing to keep himself safe.

This story is really well written, we get everything we could want without it creeping us out… because stalkers are creepy as hell. We get a realistic kidnapping as well as a realistic rescue, the stalker/kidnapper is just totally creepy and living in his own insane dream world *shudder*. We get to watch as a long term relationship rediscovers the intimacy it lost, the recovery they both go through to come to terms with the kidnapping. Clint’s reaction to everything was wonderfully written, we get put firmly in his shoes and we live the experience with him. With Griff we experience the sheer horror of his feelings as they batter at him and us.

I recommend this to those who love long term relationships rediscovering their spark, suspense, potential danger, hope, regret, rebuilding your defenses and rediscovering your inner self, and finally some sweet loving with the love of their life. 

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