Cronin’s Key III by N.R. Walker Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have N.R. Walker visiting today with her newest release Cronin’s Key III, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and we have Shorty’s review for you to check out, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Cronin’s Key III

by

N.R. Walker

History isn’t always what it seems…

Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.

Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.

This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

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Shifting Chaos by Elizabeth Noble Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Elizabeth Noble stopping by today with her newest release Shifting Chaos, we have a short interview with Elizabeth, there’s a great excerpt and Elizabeth has a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Shifting Chaos

(The Sleepless City 04)
by

Elizabeth Noble

Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City, and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off. He’s got inner demons to battle and a life to build with his new soul mate, Blair Turner. Nothing is going right, and he already feels the universe is conspiring against him when a turn of events he never saw coming flips his world upside down.

Hallucinations grip the town and everyone in it, threatening to tear their precariously built family apart, and the only way forward is to bare all to each other. This means Declan and Blair need to learn to accept one another. Lucas Coate has to move forward without ties to his werewolf pack and live a monogamous life with Declan.

But while Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, Simon learns a terrible truth about vampires—one he couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.

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Cronin’s Key III by N.R. Walker

51oeeoK6uBL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Cronin’s Key III
Series: Cronin’s Key, # 3
Author: N.R. Walker
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (135 pages)
Publisher: BlueHeart Press (September 18, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: History isn’t always what it seems…

Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.

Zoan are half-Lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.

This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has.

And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

Product Link: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the third book in the Cronin’s Key series. I absolutely loved this book and will definitely have to read books one and two which I did not have to time to read first.

This book is full of fascinating history of different places and creatures that I found riveting and stunning at times. I was completely spellbound by Alec’s many abilities throughout the book. They were a fascinating blend of things I’ve read in other books and some I have not.

I loved Alec’s character. He seemed smart to a point and tried his best to solve any dilemma that came at him. He was loyal and protective of his friends. Cronin was fiercely protective of Alec, especially when it came to something wanting to harm him. I loved that even though he could be fierce he was also tender and caring.

I loved the entire book. This book has a lot going on in it, from meeting new characters that are intent on harm, to talking to a vampire that can commune with the dead. I was mesmerized by the whole story line. I was slowly immersed in a fantastic world of paranormal creatures that took my breath away. Very well written and fascinating.

Highly recommended.

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Discovering Dalton by Nicole Colville

51AomaMhjYL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Discovering Dalton
Series: Manchester Ménage Collection, #2
Author: Nicole Colville
Genre: Contemporary MMM Ménage
Length: Novel (300 pages)
Publisher: Hidden Pleasures (August 28th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: At fifteen, Troy and Liam were fostered by the same family, and although hating each other at first, they gradually became solid friends. As adults, the two foster brothers live together. Both experience tough times, each being a rock for the other, but their love had never been anything other than brotherly.
That is until they both fall for the same guy, and things get… complicated.

Dalton is fresh out of a ten-year marriage. Feeling lost, he concentrates on the only thing he can control—his body. Developing from a chubby, unfit police officer into a lean, mean inked one, Dalton has never looked better, but inside, he’s never felt worse.

That is until he meets two men who change his life forever. A relationship is far from his thoughts, and one with another man makes Dalton even more confused. He takes time to get to know Troy and Liam separately, but Manchester isn’t that big, and sparks fly when fate throws the three together.

Together, these three fight it out between them. Both Troy and Liam demand Dalton choose between them, but what if he didn’t have to choose? What if it could work between three?

The things in life worth fighting for are never the easiest, but they’re the ones worth holding onto forever.

ISBN: 978-1515385431

Product Link: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Liam and Troy are foster brothers, best friends and roommates. The only constant in their lives since they were barely teenagers has been each other. Neither of them have ever had a successful relationship, partly because they keep choosing the wrong guys, but mostly because they make each other’s dating lives impossible by disapproving of any guy the other dates.

You see, almost as long as Liam and Troy have known each other, they’ve loved each other far deeper than just brothers or friends. The problem is, neither is willing to admit that to themselves, much less to the other.

Dalton is an aging, overweight cop in a bad marriage. Intimacy and passion are words that are absent from his dictionary, hence the reason he is going through a divorce. Trying to get his life back on track mentally, physically and emotionally for his personal and work well-being, Dalton crosses paths with both Liam and Troy separately and enters into a tentative relationship with both. A tug of war or sorts ensues when the three men realize what is happening.

But what if the only way for these three decidedly different men to be happy is with each other, all three together?

After first meeting Dalton in Saving Samuel as a secondary character, Milo’s best friend, I was anxious for his story. I really enjoyed seeing how he went from depressed, lonely, overweight and generally just miserable in his life to someone who was happy, passionate, hopeful and caring. He grew by leaps and bounds as the story progressed and it was the most prevalent aspect of this story for me.

I’m also a HUGE fan of throuples, especially when the reason they are together is valid. Liam and Troy are miserably, secretly in love with each other but refuse to admit it. When Dalton is unknowingly thrown into the mix, the lion’s den for lack of a better term, Liam and Troy have to face the reality of possibly no longer existing in the bubble they’ve created if they don’t face their mutual attraction to each other, as well as Dalton.

I also enjoyed the circles that overlapped, all three men completely clueless. You have Dalton and Liam, Dalton and Tony, and Liam and Tony. Each relationship is its own circle and the three overlap but never meet in the middle. When they finally do, the outcome is unclear for a while. The pace of the story was fantastic, everything slowly revealed at the appropriate time.

And though you knew there was a confrontation coming, you didn’t know when or how and I thought that was written nicely as well. Mostly, I enjoyed the character development of Dalton as an individual and the three of them as a throuple. The Liam, Troy not sharing their feelings with each other aspect of the story was a stretch for me, but aside from that, I really loved this book.

A kaleidoscope of emotions… Love, passion, angst, fear, anger and anxiety just to name a few, but it’s all nicely woven together by the author. I cannot wait for Blue’s story! More threesomes!!!

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Fit to be Tied by Mary Calmes

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Series: The Marshals, #2
Author: Mary Calmes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (244 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 18th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Deputy US Marshals Miro Jones and Ian Doyle are now partners on and off the job: Miro’s calm professionalism provides an ideal balance to Ian’s passion and quick temper. In a job where one misstep can be the difference between life and death, trust means everything. But every relationship has growing pains, and sometimes Miro stews about where he stands with his fiery lover. Could the heartstrings that so recently tied them together be in danger of unraveling?

Those new bonds are constantly challenged by family intrusions, well-intentioned friends, their personal insecurities, and their dangerous careers—including a trial by fire when an old case of Miro’s comes back to haunt them.

It might just be enough to make Ian rethink his decision to let himself be tied down, and Miro can only hope the links they’ve forged will be strong enough to hold.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-488-9

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: OMG, I love Fit to be Tied by Mary Calmes. It has everything you could possibly want in a story. Plus, the sex between these guys is off the charts, hot. Watching Ian find his pleasure with Miro is absolutely mind melting. He had no idea it could be like that especially since he never felt that way with women. Another plus, the humor is hilarious as they banter back and forth and you will be cracking up at some of their escapades.

Miro and Ian are the perfect combination of give and take. Ian has that rough, growly demeanor that makes you stand up and listen, and Miro has the voice of reason, gentler, laidback attitude, that makes you swoon. However, Miro can also be dominating and fiery when needed, and he knows when Ian needs him to take that control.

Together, these two can do anything but when they become separated, they sometimes allow that little devil in their head to take over – putting doubt and confusion in their minds.

Miro has never been happier than he is now since Ian has moved in and they are now partners off the job, as well as on. One of my favorite lines in the book is “Ian was still technically bi, but was exclusively now Mirosexual and wasn’t interested in trying the buffet.”

Even though he is thrilled with how their relationship is going he still can’t help but want more. If he could just get Ian to agree and stop being so pig-headed he knows the next step would put his mind to rest.

But, before anything can be worked out, action and drama take over and Miro finds himself in a heap of trouble. You may remember the evil, sadistic Hartley, from book 1 and his obsession for Miro. Well, he’s back and unfortunately, Miro seems to be his only agenda.

Mary Calmes takes us on a fast-paced, action-packed ride that will have you holding onto to the edge of your seat. You will be so wrapped up in the drama you will forget to breathe. The events taking place are intense and at times, horrifying. I kept saying, “She wouldn’t…would she?” Whether she did or not, you will have to read and find out but the fear is palpable and my heart was beating double time.

Away from those moments are many that are heartwarming and beautiful. Miro and Ian have found the love they deserve with each other. Ian, not used to having anyone stand up for him, gets emotional at the intensity of feelings Miro shows for him. It breaks my heart that Ian didn’t really know what love and being part of a family was until Miro showed him.

Of course, we also get to see a little of Sam Kage in action since he’s the boss and I always get tickled at Miro’s response to the big/brawny Marshal. If he could only see how he is with his own family he would be surprised at the passion that lies underneath those muscles.

I know I’m fangirling here, but this author has not written one thing I did not like. Most of what she has written, I have read numerous times and the Marshals series is no different. The descriptive narrative she has clicks with me and I’m pulled in every/single/time. I am constantly fighting myself to read faster vs. no…read slower so it will last longer.

Regardless, if you read fast or slow, you will be enthralled with the storyline. There is a lot of love going on and no matter if it is under the sheets or out in the day-to-day adventures these two have a strong connection with an abundance of hot chemistry.

I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes to read stories with a plot full of action and drama. This is not a standalone although I guess you could but you would miss so much back history that I would not advise it. There is a wonderful cast of characters including the strong and vibrant women that never hesitate to circle the wagons around Miro.

I love the parts with Chickie, the dog because he is family and shouldn’t be left out. The dialogue is fun and catchy and I know I had a smile on my face through most of the book. The sex is spontaneous and combustible so don’t be surprised if you catch yourself sweating a bit. I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series and I will be eagerly anticipating its release.

Another great addition that I will re-read many times.

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Into the Team by Rob Damon

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Series: N/A
Author: Rob Damon
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (216 pages)
Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing (September 15th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: To honor his father, young footballer Todd Mackerson commits to his goal of playing for a professional team. When, at the age of 20, he is offered a place to train with one of England’s biggest clubs, he leaves home convinced his dream is within reach.

Being warned by his new team mates of the tough rules and hard training routines, Todd is undeterred. But when he discovers that the player’s way of bonding borders on the sexual, and that he must learn to accept the erotic affections that connect the team together, he wonders how far he can go for his dream.

But, after experiencing the care and attention men can give to each other, Todd feels awakened. Learning that each player has a special “partner” on the team, who they play and bond with as intimately as lovers, Todd becomes fascinated with the idea.

And when he develops feelings for one player in particular, he discovers how a stronger kind of romance – that between two men – can be pure and powerful enough to bring magic and success on the pitch.

Product Link(s): Amazon US | Amazon UKCool Dudes Publishing

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: Into the Team, by Rob Damon is his debut novel about a small boy, who lost his father at a very young age, growing into a man and fulfilling, both, their dreams of playing football. For those of us who live in America, we call it soccer, but it doesn’t change the dynamics of what the book is about, and that is team companionship/spirit/support/connections to your fellow team member.

Todd has dreamed of playing football since he was a small boy. He’s now twenty and it looks like his dream is coming true. As he is driven to an undisclosed location, by a football scout, he hates to get his hopes up for what this could mean.

He soon finds out that he is being offered a spot on one of England’s biggest clubs and he is ecstatic.

In the locker room, Todd sees two players in the shower together and this really confuses him. He’s pretty sure they were touching each other in a sexual way, but why isn’t anyone saying anything?

The more he learns about team dynamics and bonding the more questions play havoc with his head. When the boss notices Todd’s concern he pulls him into the office for a talk. His theory has proven that by partnering up with another team member, one that you connect with strongly, makes the flow of your skill on the field much better.

Todd doesn’t deny that knowing your team members and being able to anticipate their moves on the field works great but he is not sure about the intimacy he witnesses.
I really enjoyed this story and I liked the author’s writing style. I wasn’t sure how the story was going to play out, but I was intrigued enough to stay with it and basically read it in one sitting.

I wouldn’t consider this a romance, at all, more like a bro-mance. There isn’t any sex in the book, to speak of, and but there is touching and kissing. Most is handled off page allowing the reader to use their imagination.

With that said, there are moments of intimacy between the players that are very realistic and sweet, bordering on hot and sensual. The more comfortable Todd becomes with the team, the more he is at ease with expressing his feelings. At first, he’s very reserved and almost bashful, but he soon gives in wanting that connection with his teammate.

He does start to question his sexuality, however, and wonders if he is gay or at least bi. His partner on the team is Daryl, who is very shy and keeps more to himself. He has never clicked with anyone on the team until Todd came along. These two have a history together and I was really hoping that it would bring them closer, off the field, as well as on.

The story flows along at a nice pace and the author spends most of his focus on the field or locker rooms where the players are learning to trust and form connections. There were some phrases that I was not familiar with since this happens in England but I wasn’t thrown from the story. At one point, I was completely under the author’s spell, when the guys were on the field and the author narrated the game, play-by-play.

I actually felt as though I was on the field watching, holding my breath, willing the ball to go into the net. It was intense and I think I held my breath through the whole game. Great job by the author with his detailed descriptive narrative.

The author, in my opinion, leaves the story open for the reader to form their own opinion as far as the HEA or HFN. I choose to believe that Todd and Daryl, both, have their happy ever after and I would love to see more about them in the future to see if I am right.

I would definitely recommend this story to other readers who like a story with heart. There is a scene where I had tears pouring down my face as Todd faces some of his past about his dad. It was a beautiful and heartfelt moment and the author had my undivided attention. Then, there were moments that had me smiling from ear to ear celebrating their joy with them.

Overall, the story was very moving and I would definitely read more from this author.

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Off World by Jonah Bergan

51xfKBabQjL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Off World
Series: N/A
Author: Jonah Bergan
Genre: Science Fiction/ Action-Adventure
Length: Novel (241 pages)
Publisher: Edge (August 17, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: What really brought Taine to that backwater little world? Taine’s a hunter. He’s a red-skinned, black-eyed Lowman by nature, and a hunter by trade. Some hunters work in flesh, others in secrets, and some few work to set right what’s been set wrong. It’s a big galaxy and there’s always plenty of work for a hunter like Taine, so you got to wonder, what with all that at his feet, what really brought Taine to that backwater little world?

Off-World is an M/m science fiction action/adventure set in F/m dominated space. The story takes place in an arm of the galaxy where slavery (sexual and otherwise) is legal and commonplace. Strictly speaking, it is not a BDSM novel in that consent is not a matter of concern for the characters, but those with an interest in BDSM should enjoy the story. Due to explicit content, Off-World is not recommended to readers under eighteen years of age.

ISBN: 9781513702261

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

Review: The Sisterhood is dead set on making every male slaves. They are deadly and vicious when you act against them. I personally did not like them at all. Taine is a hunter, slaver and red skinned alien. He has need of a male but ends up with two. Although he is a slaver he is not cruel to his slaves. Tanner is a human not fond of gays but learns a thing or two when he given to Taine to learn the skills to be a hunter although he cannot actually be a hunter.

Taine’s home world description is bleak and he yearns for a greener world. I enjoyed this story though was confused at the beginning. There are twists and turns as the story progresses that draws the reader in.

Although I don’t care for stories with slavery or anything like it in them I found myself immersed in the story wanting to know the outcome. Very descriptive at times and adventurous this story will have the reader intrigued. If you like science fiction this story is for you.

The end makes you wonder whether or not there will be another book.

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The Story of Jax and Dylan by Jamie Dean

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Series: N/A
Author: Jamie Dean
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (150 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 8, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Dylan and Jax were typical best friends, until Dylan fell for Jax and kissed him the night before senior prom. Dylan had to move away before they could talk about it, so he has spent ten years thinking Jax hated him for that kiss.

Reconnecting on Facebook allows them to meet again, and they quickly become as close as ever, spending most of their free time together. Dylan falls for Jax a second time, even though Jax has a girlfriend and appears to be straight.

Important secrets about Jax may lie hidden in the books he’s written, but Jax has asked Dylan not to read them, and Dylan refuses to break his promise.

When the truth finally surfaces, their lives will never be the same.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-828-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have definitely found another author that I can see having in my favorites list. At first I wasn’t sure about the story, because the title just didn’t do it for me. It wasn’t till I actually read the blurb for the book that I took the chance. However I have got to tell you, that I am so damn glad to have read it.

Dylan had kissed Jax on the night before Prom. It had not gone down the way he thought. There was so much miscommunication that it ended their friendship. Ten years later, his brother talked him into getting Facebook, and he looked Jax up. He friended him before he could think about it, however what happened was not what he expected.

Jax was an author and if only Dylan had known, he would have had his answer before. However Jax had made him promise not to read it. The secrets might end up destroying their friendship if they are not careful. The love between them is damn hot that is all I got to say.

I actually was thinking that if these two had not been hot heads in high school that they might have been together earlier on. Although when you are teens love can end drastically. When you are older, you have more sense to know how not to screw it up majorly.

I loved this book and look forward to reading more by this author. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

I would definitely recommend it.

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