Stalked by H.C. Brown Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Stalked

by

H.C. Brown

Who’s more dangerous – a stripper, an assassin, or a serial killer?

The Stripper Ripper is stalking the streets of New York City, preying on male strippers, and the press is making mincemeat of a helpless police force.

In desperation, the police refer the serial killer’s case to the Slayers, a team of enhanced, undercover super soldiers. The commander of the Slayers puts his team on the streets to watch over the Ripper’s favorite targets.

One of these targets is Micah, a twink stripper and a desirable sub. Micah’s baby sitter is one of the newest members of the Slayers, Sorren, as cold-blooded an assassin as they come, and the last person you’d expect to harbor feelings for his charge.

True to form, Sorren is as surprised as anyone at his new infatuation, but Micah is hiding something. Will Micah learn to trust his protector, or is he destined to be the next victim on the Stripper Ripper’s list?

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The Ghost of Get Me Some Corners by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly

GhostGetMeSomeCornersTitle: The Ghost of Get Me Some Corners
Series: N/A
Author: AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (65 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (18 June 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: When Ian gets promoted and transferred to head up a new office for his computer firm in Greenhill Groves, it seems a great boost to his career, but he also suspects it might just be the death knell regarding his sex life.

Then, with the help of his hot assistant Steve, Ian learns about a happening dance club located at the end of a dead end street, a legendary spot that gay men used to refer to back in the 1970s as “Get Me Some Corners.”

One night, loaded with high expectations, Ian decides to check out the hook-up joint. To his surprise, he not only meets a gorgeous guy named Zach, but also has the best sex of his life in the club’s darkened back room with multiple partners.

But despite all this, Ian can’t shake the notion that something isn’t quite right at the bar…not quite right at all…

ISBN: 978-1-61124-616-2

Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1979-The-Ghost-Of-Get-Me-Some-Corners.aspx

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a relatively quick read and the writing style very typical of the usual story progression in other books by AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly. I’m just going to put it out there: the reason why I gave this a 3 star-rating is exactly because of the writing style.

The MC of this ghostly tale is Ian. He’s relocated so that he can open a new office for the company he works for. Pretty simple and satisfying back story. When he wants to find a place to hook up, he asks for the advice of his employee, Steve.

At the local gay bar, as well as experiencing several creepy encounters, he also meets a number of interesting people, both living and dead. The blurb does not state the character that Ian has a relationship with so I will not go into characters any further.

Firstly, I love a good ghost story and while we got the basic bones of the ghost story (which is just a tad creepy) it really wasn’t presented as a mystery. Really, it comes down to the fact it just felt like I was told that there was a ghost and that there was a story behind it.

As I said, Ian encounters a number of interesting living and dead characters when he go to the gay bar – I think this could have been developed further. Although I suspect it was left as it was for the effect and give the whole air of mystery. By the time we found out what the story was, we were just told – it wasn’t slowly fed to us.

Let’s face it, I’m a traditionalist when it comes to ghost stories, I love ghost stories.

Secondly, as with every other book by the authors, the romance between Ian and the guy that ends up being his romantic interest was just rushed. There just wasn’t enough time for sparks or for anything really romantic to develop. I like both characters and I thought that they worked well together.

However, I just wanted both guys to have more of a story together.

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

The First Bloom of Winter by Pearl Love

FirstBloomofWinter[The]LGTitle: The First Bloom of Winter
Series: The Garden Series, #2
Author: Pearl Love
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: Novella (136 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 5th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Holden Peters is a normal, middle-class English lad in all respects save for his preference for his own gender. Caught in a compromising position with his father’s clerk, Holden is forced from his childhood home and sent to The Garden, a mysterious tea and flower shop located in the heart of the notorious Seven Dials slum.

To his dismay, Holden soon learns that the shop sells more than floral arrangements. Behind its genteel façade, The Garden is as an all-male brothel, and he is to be its newest acquisition in order to pay off the debts his father owes the enigmatic owner, Mr. Leslie. But Holden’s nightmare grows only more grim when he learns that, before he is allowed to see his first customer, his new employer will personally see to relieving him of his inconvenient virginity.

Now Holden must steel himself and face his fears if he is to survive his new life as a courtesan in Victorian London’s depraved underbelly.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-360-8

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6703

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Holden Peters gets caught with his hand down the wrong person’s pants. Rather than face the humiliation of having a deviant for a son, his father exiles Holden to The Garden, basically selling him to the owner, Mr. Leslie, to pay off a huge debt.

2 birds, 1 stone, so to speak.

Holden is beside himself not only because his father shipped him off with nothing more than a “Don’t come back!” but now he’s been sold to the owner of a brothel. He’s scared, alone, doesn’t get along well with one of the other flowers in the shop, and worst of all, Mr. Leslie wants to de-flower his newest flower.

I loved the premise of the story; naïve young man thrown into the lion’s den, other players in the game having a pissing contest over their spot in line, and the big, brooding butler that is to be Holden’s bodyguard. Holden most definitely wants him to guard his body alright. I enjoyed the costumes, the language fitting of the era and the blinders Holden wore.

Just one little speed bump for me. I wanted the scene between Holden and Richard to be just them. All that other mess was distracting; it pulled me out of the story and made the special moment between them less special for me. I hope there is more in this series in the future for them. I would love to see how their relationship forms and grows.

Still a fast, fun read and definitely worth consideration if you like historical type mm romance.

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