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Hot, Wet, Australian Christmas by A.V. Sanders Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have A.V. Sanders stopping by on her ‘Christmas in July’ giveaway blast. We have her Christmas release Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas, a great excerpt, my review and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link❤ ~Pixie~

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Hot, Wet, Australian Christmas

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A.V. Sanders

Reid, an American shark research scientist, is in Perth, Australia working to develop a mobile app that may revolutionize shark safety practices. But even the company of his boyfriend, Graham, isn’t enough to stave off homesickness as Christmas approaches, and a missing shark and Graham’s struggling business seem set to ruin the holiday for good.

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Alex’s Law by Jayce Ellis

Jayce Ellis - Alex's Law Cover sTitle: Alex’s Law

Series: N/A

Author: Jayce Ellis

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Short Story (53 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 23, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts 

Blurb: Alex Corrigan is in love with his boss, Judge Lawson Daniels, and thinks those feelings are returned. That assumption is sorely tested two days before the court holiday party they’re organizing together, when the venue calls and cancels, followed by a snafu with the caterer. Alex could handle that, but after an intimate dinner followed by a decidedly unromantic e-mail, he’s left wondering about the future of his employment as well as his relationship with the debonair older man.

Law can’t wait to see his clerk again. But Alex is cold and distant in the light of day, and Law doesn’t understand. The party looms in the background, but Law’s excitement is turning to dread. On top of that, someone is sabotaging them, trying to get Alex fired and drive Law off the bench. If there’s any chance for a happy holiday for Alex and Law, they’ll have to find out who. 

ISBN: 978-1-63477-010-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/alexs-law-by-jayce-ellis-7303-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have got to give it to Law’s parents, the names they gave their boys. Law is a judge who is fascinated with his clerk; it would seem that Alex is wanting him just as bad. Law is new to the bench and it is his job to plan the holiday party. However it would seem someone is out to stop Alex and make him lose his position, they are ruining his plans that he came up with and he needs to fix it all.

This is a very good little story, perfect for when you just need a break. What I liked most about this was Alex and Law’s attitudes with each other, although they must work on their communication. I also love how down to earth Law seems to be. He is a fascinating character. This story was way too short to get more than just a taste however. 

The problem with this story was how Alex got to the answer of who was behind it all. I think that if the story had been longer it would have made it quite a bit better than it turned out to be. Not that it took away from the story though. I think that the author missed a great big chance to make it a top rating story with making it too short. There was a lot of potential but it didn’t work out just right.

I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has out there. 

Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour, Interview, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have the fantastic Charlie Cochet stopping by today with the tour for the newest release in her THIRD series, Smoke & Mirrors, we have an amazing interview where Charlie questions Ash, Cael, Sloane & Dex, we have Lisa’s review and there’s a fabulous giveaway! So peeps check out the post and love every word of it.❤ ~Pixie~

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Smoke & Mirrors

(THIRDS 07)
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Charlie Cochet

Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

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Complexity by Harper Miller Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Harper Miller stopping by with her new release Complexity, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link❤ ~Pixie~

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Complexity

(The Kinky Connect Chronicles 04)
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Harper Miller

Fairy tale endings weren’t made for people like me. Happy for now usually ain’t in the cards, either.

The dents on my wall from where my headboard kept knockin’ against the same spot was the first clue that I needed to calm my ass down. At the rate I was racking up notches and plowing through hookups, I wasn’t ever gonna find nothing real. Guess I kinda jinxed myself. I created my circumstances. You can’t get what you want if you keep falling back into the same pattern of bad habits. But then things changed. I stumbled onto somethin’ I never in a million years expected to happen. You gotta understand, I’m never the guy who wins. It was supposed to be just sex, but that shifty, rhyming and scheming bastard, Cupid, pulled a fast one.

I may have changed some stuff to protect a couple of people. But before you go believing the tabloids, make sure you understand that you’re gettin’ the lowdown straight from the source.

I needed to get this off my chest and it’s only fair that you at least get my side of it all. At some point, I might regret telling you any of this, but for now, you need to know.

*Disclaimer* This is a novella. Not a short story, novelette, or novel. This tale features an M/M pairing. If gay erotica/erotic romance is not your cup of tea and you are offended by same-sex relationships or crass language, you should bypass this story. Content is intended for a mature audience, 18+.

Complexity is the fourth installment in The Kinky Connect Chronicles. The Kinky Connect Chronicles are short erotic stories/novelettes all wrapped up in neat little bows. These stories are standalones. No cliffhangers in the lot! (Books 1-3 MF)

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Town Man, Country Man by Jessica Skye Davis

Jessica Skye Davies - Town Man, Country Man Cover sTitle: Town Man, Country Man

Series: N/A

Author: Jessica Skye Davies

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Novella (159 Pages) 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate 

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts 

Blurb: “Town man” Josh Douglass meets “country man” Ben Bauer at a mutual friend’s wedding, and passion kindles immediately. As urbanite wedding planner Josh and closeted contractor Ben spend more time together, they develop a deep, comfortable romance despite the fifty miles between their homes—and despite the drastic differences in their lifestyles. But as they grow closer, it becomes apparent that Josh and Ben have been enjoying the first flush of love without giving much thought to longer-term logistics. 

A crisis leads Josh to ask himself serious questions about how his relationship with Ben can realistically work. But just as Josh is feeling ready to talk about the next step with Ben, a misunderstanding threatens their love affair. Compromise is the key to any relationship, but it isn’t always easy to balance careers, friendships, and family expectations. Josh and Ben just need to see that bringing together the best of both their worlds is well worth the sacrifices they’ll have to make to remain in each other’s life.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-535-9 

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/town-man-country-man-by-jessica-skye-davies-7273-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jessica Skye Davies is a new author for me so I wasn’t for sure what to expect. Let me say that I was amazed and quite pleased with the way the story was told. There is quite a bit of humor in it, which for me is a plus. The characters were a blast and so damn cute together.

Josh is a town man who loves to just walk to where ever he needed to go. He loved to plan the weddings for others and was close to many others. He only had one rule, never plan the wedding of a friend. So here he was enjoying the wedding of friends, when one hell of a sexy man walked in. Ben is the opposite of Josh. He is a country man and is not out at home. He is however very out when he is around Josh.

The problem for Josh is that he is afraid of if their relationship will work. In some ways they are different and in many ways they were alike. It took one date for them to realize that they just seem to connect.

This was a very sweet love story that had very little conflict. In fact there was very little trouble throughout the story. It was a little too sweet in my mind. I always wanted my stories to have at least a bit of trouble between the two characters, and I am not talking about miscommunication. It just was a bit drab in my opinion and the pace was just a bit to slow in some places for me. However it doesn’t really take away from the story itself. 

I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has out.

I had a lot of fun and would definitely recommend this book.

On Wings of Thunder by M.D. Grimm

M.D. Grimm - On Wings of Thunder CoverTitle: On Wings of Thunder 

Series: N/A

Author: M.D. Grimm

Genre: Angels and Demons, High Fantasy

Length: Novella (144 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Trystan is an unchosen angel—shunned by society, bullied, and without a future. In a hidden well, Trystan discovers a carving of a dragon, who were once the commanders of demons and now believed extinct. But Trystan learns the carving doesn’t depict an ordinary dragon. Stories tell that millennia ago, the great dragon Asagoroth and his demon army nearly conquered the three realms but was killed by the five elders. The powerful angels combined their life forces to cast a spell, sacrificing their lives.

But history is full of falsehoods. The five elders only managed to imprison the dragon, and Asagoroth had cast his own spell—one of releasement. It only needs the blood of an angel to liberate him from his cage….

Asagoroth, enemy of angels, conqueror of realms, is free. But even as the angels prepare for war, the great dragon surprises them with an ultimatum: hand over the angel who awakened him or face annihilation.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63477-409-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/on-wings-of-thunder-by-md-grimm-7295-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really enjoyed reading about Trystan and Asagoroth. It was different and intriguing the way the author blended the old with the new. Trystan is an unchosen angel shunned and bullied which severely pissed me off as if he can help the way he was born. During one instance of bullying he accidentally finds a carving of a dragon.

Every day he is drawn back to the carving by some invisible force. He researches the archives and discovers a tome that has the answers he seeks. Asagoroth was both terrifying and sexy. Terrifying because of his determination to have the angel no matter the cost and lengths he will go to keep him safe from others. It broke my heart all that Asagoroth has suffered especially losing the one he loved a millennium ago.

I found the part in the story about a secret book of the angels and demons fascinating. It made sense though that could be a possibility as everything has two sides.

Brilliantly written, action packed, mysterious, suspenseful and romantic this book will grab your attention from the start and not let go until the very end.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Match Point by Leigh Carman

Leigh Carman - Match Point Cover sTitle: Match Point

Series: Sports of the Seasons #1

Author: Leigh Carman

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Sports

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: Two stubborn men.

One is a rude jerk. The other, the life of the party.

It was hate at first sight.

Pro beach volleyball players Finn Callahan and Dexter Savage have been rivals since college. While Finn always comes out on top on the court, Dexter’s carefree and fun-loving personality earns him scores of adoring men and women. And as much as Finn fights to deny it, there’s another reason for the tension he feels when Dex is around. Hate wasn’t the only thing he felt when he first laid eyes on his opponent.

When they’re forced to team up, the two men must bury their differences—on and off the court—if either of them is going to succeed professionally.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-390-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/match-point-by-leigh-carman-7293-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: There was this saying that hate actually means love, but didn’t really think too much about it until I read this story. Here you have two grown men who are total asses to each other but it hides the passion between them. This story is a very emotional read and at first I did not think it would be. I thought it would definitely focus on the actual sport but it is not what this story is about, not completely anyway.

Finn and Dexter have been rivals since they were in college, and it has increased. Both of them are hiding one hell of a secret though. Finn is madly in love with Tristan, until Tristan is killed by a drunk driver. He is completely lost and alone throughout this, as one would expect. He has never told his family that he was gay, and that he had been in love with his teammate.

Here is a champion volley ball player who is losing his mind to grief. Finn is always snapping at everyone, but to his surprise it is the enemy that helps him the most. He has to admit that he was snappy with Dex because he was attracted to him, and that might just lead to more problems.

Dex has had a very harsh life. His mother was a prostitute who was going to sell her own son to other men on the say so of her pimp. He had left that life at fifteen, running away and afraid. He is known as straight but feared that people would realize that he was not. However that was not his only fear. He was afraid of having to go back to the streets. When the one man who angers him the most loses someone who meant something to him, he steps up. He had not known though, just how lost the man is. He fears that if someone finds out that he is gay, that he will lose it all. However he realizes that if he loses Finn, then he will have lost it all.

You can tell right from the start that there is some major sexual tension between these two. Even when Finn was with Tristan, you can just feel the heat. The pace for this story just rocked, you go from hate to love in such a way that it will leave you breathless. All though I have to admit the amount of fighting that these two did made the story slow down a bit too much for me. It was just continuous and that was not a good thing. It doesn’t take away from the story to much though.

I find out that I was quite fascinated with this story and was very glad that it did not focus too much on the sports part of it. I loved how you can feel the heat, see the tension, and the feelings you can tell are there. I am not sure what the next book will be like however I am looking forward to finding out.

This is a book I would recommend, especially if you love sexy athletes and some hot sex.

Cosmic Inception by Alicia Nordwell Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we now have Alicia Nordwell stopping by with the tour to her new release Cosmic Inception, we have a great excerpt, a fabulous giveaway and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link!❤ ~Pixie~

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Cosmic Inception

(Saving Caeorleia 03)
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Alicia Nordwell

Their journey will span the universe and back, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make it together.

Though Nick and Fieo are drawn to each other, their relationship has never been easy. Their differences go beyond their races, but they’ve managed to work together to prevent the spread of corruption, growing closer along the way. Nick still battles the effects of years of loneliness, fear, and pain but surprises everyone when he refuses to stay behind when Fieo is sent on a vital mission to find the Collectors. Fieo objects, but there’s no stopping Nick when he sets his mind to something. Over the course of their mission, it becomes clear Nick is more than anyone ever imagined, but the mystery of his past threatens to derail his future.

The search for the truth will take Fieo and Nick far from Caeorleia, to worlds both familiar and completely alien, and put stress on their already tenuous relationship. It’s a journey that will either tear them apart or finally bring them together.

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Third Mate by Rebecca James Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Rebecca James stopping by with the tour for her newest release Third Mate, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway! So check out the post and enjoy!❤ ~Pixie~

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Third Mate

(River Wolf Pack 03)
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Rebecca James

After the birth of River and Josiah’s twin girls, pack tensions increase. The presence of rogue wolves, females, and humans have many pack members uncomfortable. In exchange for Leo’s help, Stone offers Leo the position of second alpha should Stone succeed in usurping River. Leo’s conflicted between his desire to rise in the pack, his dislike for Stone, and his increasing feelings for both Sam and Foster.  Sam and Foster are best friends, but as a coyote shifter, Foster yearns for his true mate and doesn’t believe he will find him if he stays with the werewolves. Jax knows he must make a difficult decision before he’s turned out of the compound. When David finds out Brooks is considering mating Stone, he determines to stop it. The Angel Hills pack offer a deal in exchange for omegas for their pack.

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Cosmic Inception by Alicia Nordwell

Alicia Nordwell - Cosmic Inception CoverTitle: Cosmic Inception

Series:  Saving Caeorleia # 3

Author: Alicia Nordwell

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Science Fiction

Length: Novel (310 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Their journey will span the universe and back, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make it together.

Though Nick and Fieo are drawn to each other, their relationship has never been easy. Their differences go beyond their races, but they’ve managed to work together to prevent the spread of corruption, growing closer along the way. Nick still battles the effects of years of loneliness, fear, and pain but surprises everyone when he refuses to stay behind when Fieo is sent on a vital mission to find the Collectors. Fieo objects, but there’s no stopping Nick when he sets his mind to something. Over the course of their mission, it becomes clear Nick is more than anyone ever imagined, but the mystery of his past threatens to derail his future.

The search for the truth will take Fieo and Nick far from Caeorleia, to worlds both familiar and completely alien, and put stress on their already tenuous relationship. It’s a journey that will either tear them apart or finally bring them together.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-475-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cosmic-inception-by-alicia-nordwell-7231-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order.

Oh my god was this book fantastic. Feio and Nicklaus take on a mission that spans the universe in search of answers. What they discover is way more than they bargained for.

Despite what Nicklaus went through he is smart and dedicated to the mission, despite the fact that he has problems being around others. Feio has been so patient and understanding with Nicklaus, ever since they meet and has done everything in his power to let Nicklaus come to him when he’s ready.

The intense situations, twists and turns plus an amazing cast of characters just blew my mind. I could not believe how much information was dispersed throughout this great story. I loved how well the story flowed. It seemed we were given just enough to keep reading bit by bit as Nicklaus discovers who he really is.

The revelation about Nicklaus… I was not expecting but was pleasantly surprised and awed by it. I loved everything about this story and am looking forward to more in the series.

Highly recommended.