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Hijacked Love by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Guest Post & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi guys! We have Ethan Stone popping in today with his new release Hijacked Love, we have a short guest post and a fantastic exclusive excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Hijacked Love

by

Ethan Stone

It’s the winter of 1971 and FBI Agent Zack Pomeroy is hoping to make a name for himself when he’s assigned the case of the century—the hijacking of an airplane by D.B. Cooper. Zack’s used to hiding his sexuality but working with Duke Magruder is even more of a challenge. Not only do they do have vastly different personalities but also contrasting opinions on how to work the case. Nonetheless, Zack is able to earn Duke’s begrudging respect.

Until Duke learns Zack’s secret.

When Zack finds a lead on the case Duke not only refuses to listen, he also refuses to work with Zack any longer. Zack’s career and his assignment are at jeopardy but that doesn’t mean he’s about to give up on finding Cooper, no matter how many years it takes.

Hijacked Love is a blend of mystery and historical fiction with a bit of romance thrown in.

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Wild Instincts by Ethan Stone Upcoming Release Spotlight, Interview & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Ethan Stone popping in today with his up coming release Wild Instincts, we have a brilliant short interview with Ethan and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Wild Instincts

(Seaside Shifters 02)
by

Ethan Stone

Police cadet and bear shifter Tyson Dakota looks forward to his on-the-job training in Seaside, Oregon, working alongside his cousin, Chief of Police John Dakota. Their goal is to investigate the growing meth epidemic and identify the kingpin bringing the drugs into their community. All signs point to someone inside law enforcement working with the drug traffickers, and Tyson must find out who before the body count gets any higher.

Along the way, Tyson meets Amante, a charismatic and attractive man in town for reasons he doesn’t want to share. Tyson is drawn to Amante despite his secretive ways and is sure there could be more between them than explosive passion, if he could just get Amante to make his stay in Seaside permanent. But when Tyson’s pursuit of justice puts him at odds with Amante, they could lose more than their fledgling relationship.

They could end up losing their lives.

Release date: 8th March 2017

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Hacked Up by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Guest Post/Character Bio & Review!

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Hiya peeps! We have Ethan Stone stopping by today with the blog tour for his newest release Hacked Up, we have a fantastic guest post from Ethan where shares the bio for his character Peter Tao, we also have my review of Hacked Up, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Hacked Up

by

Ethan Stone

Seattle is being plagued by a string of gruesome murders. For Detective Peter Tao, it’s a career-making case, but he’s struggling to find a lead. How is the killer choosing his victims? What is he trying to prove?

With a long list of suspects and nothing to connect them, Peter is more determined than ever to apprehend the murderer. Then Peter gets the one vital piece of evidence that ties everything together. Now he’ll have to look beyond the obvious to identify the killer before anyone else is murdered.

Solve the mystery in this fast-moving crime thriller by Ethan Stone.

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Wild Retaliation by Ethan Stone

Ethan Stone - Wild Retaliation Cover sTitle: Wild Retaliation

Series: Seaside Shifters 01

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 7, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Chief of Police John Dakota is in a world of trouble. His peaceful town of Seaside, Oregon, has been rocked by a wave of unsolved murders. The bloody deaths are eerily reminiscent of ones that occurred in Seaside years ago. Back then John worked hard to make sure the truth about the killer was never revealed. Now he’s afraid the past is coming back to haunt him.

Trevor English, the nosy reporter who occasionally shares John’s bed, is demanding information about the crimes. He also wants more of John’s affections. But John can’t afford to give in to either demand without risking the revelation of Seaside’s biggest secret: the town is a haven for shifters, and John is one of them.

To solve the crime—and prevent more victims—John must delve into the past. Many members of Seaside’s shifter community are involved, but it’s becoming harder and harder to tell which residents can be trusted. Even John’s family isn’t above suspicion. The body count is rising, and it looks like John is the killer’s next target.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-667-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/wild-retaliation-by-ethan-stone-7487-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first time I have read a story by Ethan Stone and I have to say that it won’t be the last time. If I had any clues about his stories I am pretty damn sure I would have grabbed them all up.

I have not really been one for mysteries but I have come across a few that I absolutely loved and this one has the perfect twist to it. The Chief of Police just happens to be a sexy bear shifter. 

John loves his little town and the people that live there. John is not only the chief of police but he is also a bear shifter. There are many shifters in Seaside Oregon and he loves the peacefulness that surrounds their community. However it also has some deadly secrets, such as his dead father. Murders that are just like the ones that happened many years ago, it would seem that they have a copycat.

Trevor is a crazy and nosy reporter who just happens to be in love with John. You could say that it was just a way to get release, but it turned into love. He doesn’t know all of John’s secrets but he sure wants to find out. You could say he had not expected the truth, however when his man is in trouble he will do whatever he can to save his man. 

This story was fascinating and so damn hot. I was shocked to find out who was behind the murders but damn the story had kept me on the edge of my seat guessing. My attention had been caught the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more.

I hope that Ethan makes this one into a series with a bit more characters finding love. I had so much fun reading it and can’t wait to see what other stories this author has out. This is one book I would definitely recommend.

Wild Retaliation by Ethan Stone, Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Ethan Stone stopping by today with his upcoming release Wild Retaliation,the first book in his new Seaside Shifters series, we have a brilliant guest post about his world building and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Wild Retaliation

(Seaside Shifters 01)
by

Ethan Stone

Chief of Police John Dakota is in a world of trouble. His peaceful town of Seaside, Oregon, has been rocked by a wave of unsolved murders. The bloody deaths are eerily reminiscent of ones that occurred in Seaside years ago. Back then John worked hard to make sure the truth about the killer was never revealed. Now he’s afraid the past is coming back to haunt him.

Trevor English, the nosy reporter who occasionally shares John’s bed, is demanding information about the crimes. He also wants more of John’s affections. But John can’t afford to give in to either demand without risking the revelation of Seaside’s biggest secret: the town is a haven for shifters, and John is one of them.

To solve the crime—and prevent more victims—John must delve into the past. Many members of Seaside’s shifter community are involved, but it’s becoming harder and harder to tell which residents can be trusted. Even John’s family isn’t above suspicion. The body count is rising, and it looks like John is the killer’s next target.

Release date: 7th September 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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Hiding In Plain Sight by Ethan Stone

Ethan Stone - Hiding in Plain Sight Cover sTitle: Hiding in Plain Sight

Series: Vegas Hustle 02

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense

Length:  Novel (196 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (9 Feb 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: What happens when happily ever after ends in heartbreak?

After surviving a harrowing ordeal in Las Vegas, Javi Campos and Adam Brand seemed destined for a lifetime of love. However, life and insecurities got in the way, and Javi left, nearly destroying Adam in the process.

They’ve spent ten years apart, but circumstances bring them together again. Now a personal escort, Javi is terrified when his companion for the evening is killed in the bed they shared. As the obvious suspect, he turns to the only man in Portland he knows he can trust…his former lover, Adam.

Adam is shocked to hear from Javi, but he believes in him and agrees to help. The investigation takes them into the backstabbing world of Big Pharma as well as the religious homophobic culture of Russian Old Believers. While attempting to find the real killer, Adam and Javi have no choice but to deal with their lingering feelings for each other.

The situation might be the catalyst they need to finally find their long-awaited happily ever after. But first they have to solve the case before either one of them becomes the next victim.

ISBN: 978-1-78430-980-0

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/hiding-in-plain-sight

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Hiding in Plain Sight is the sequel to Ethan Stone’s 2014 book, Vegas Hustle. To be completely honest, I did not realize that this was a series until it came to looking up information for this review, so this does easily read as a standalone without missing details that scream “go back to book 1”. I was really torn when it came to rating this book. I wanted it to be a 4, but there were some things that I could just not overlook and in the end settled on my 3.5 heart rating.

After being apart for ten years, wealthy Adam Brand gets a call from the ex who broke his heart, Javi. Javi who was a hustler and now an escort left Adam 10 years ago after a harrowing experience together in Vegas where Javi saved Adam because he believed that he was holding Adam back from going to college, etc. Something that really didn’t need to happen if only the two guys actually communicated, but I won’t get into that because that was not a problem.

Now living home in Portland with his father still, Adam is in his early thirties and still not really over Javi. This is evident when he think that he sees Javi in an upscale restaurant and his best friend, Cory, starts harping on about Javi being the scum of the earth. But the truth is Javi is in Portland as part of his job as an escort to wealthy men, he actually lives in Washington but a couple of clients bring him to Portland and in the orbit of Adam. When one of his clients is murdered while the two men were sleeping, Javi turns to the one man in his life he has ever trust – Adam. And Adam comes to the rescue.

Ok, so I need to say this, I really enjoyed the book. I loved the sexual tension between Adam and Javi, it was clear that these guys belong together. I loved the mystery, the thriller and the suspense of the overall plot. The plot and character development, as well as the pace of the book, are exactly spot on.

I just have a couple of issues: I was really annoyed by the vigilante justice where Adam basically shuts out the police to solve the crime. It also annoyed me that the police detective so happily went along with getting information from Adam without thinking of implications for when it came to court. Was it his wealth and influence that allowed it to be accepted? I’m not sure, probably, but it did annoy me.

Another big thing that got to me was the conspiracy theory “woo-woo” about “Big Pharma”. Once I read the ridiculous line “it won’t make money to cure people so Big Pharma will never sell it”, I was thoroughly disappointed being that I know the nature of the scientific process I found a lot of that part unbelievable. Seriously, every scientist especially those working for companies have to have their notes accessible and in a form that can be audited upon request. However, I will admit that I found the stuff about the religious Russian sect, Prava, quite interesting.

As for the ending, although it was satisfying, I really do wish that there had been more to it. All the loose ends were tied up quite nicely. I’m just being greedy and want to know more. It also leaves me wondering if one of the minor characters might get his own story and a chance at a happily ever after.

Confessions by Ethan Stone

Ethan Stone - Confessions Cover Image sTitle: Confessions 

Series: A Reno PD Case File # 1

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Length: Novel (216 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (August 9, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A serial killer known as the Confessor is kidnapping and torturing gay men, and Reno Police Department Evidence Technician Leif Carson is determined to catch him.

His personal life isn’t any less stressful. Despite being a virgin and having zero experience with men, he can’t stop thinking about his best friend’s ex, Rafe Castillo. Rafe is suffering from PTSD, but that doesn’t stop Leif from wanting to be with him.

Complete opposites, they’re an amazing fit once they do get together—until Rafe’s PTSD gets in the way and he walks away from the relationship before it has a chance to truly blossom. Even though he has intense feelings for the man, Leif has no choice but to let him go.

When the Confessor kidnaps Rafe, Leif does everything possible to locate him before he’s murdered. Rafe’s near-death experience changes him profoundly, but the danger isn’t over yet. Leif and Rafe will have to face pure evil together if they’re going to last.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-178-8

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/confessions-by-ethan-stone-300-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: On the hunt for a sick killer called the Confessor who lures gay men, kidnaps, tortures and kills them for the homosexuality gets serious when evidence technician Lief Carson’s boyfriend Rafe is taken by the maniac. Carson is more determined than ever to find the killer before he kills Rafe.

I loved this story. It was an edge of your seat book that pulled no punches. The evidence was disturbing, the investigation intense and the killer was straight up crazy. I loved the entire book. 

This book has suspense, mystery, romance and breath holding scenes. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more in this series.

Highly recommended.

Confessions by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Guest Post & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have Ethan Stone stopping by today with his upcoming release Confessions, we have a short intro from Ethan and a fantastic exclusive excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Confessions

(Reno PD 01)
by

Ethan Stone

A Reno PD Case File 

A serial killer known as the Confessor is kidnapping and torturing gay men, and Reno Police Department Evidence Technician Leif Carson is determined to catch him. 

His personal life isn’t any less stressful. Despite being a virgin and having zero experience with men, he can’t stop thinking about his best friend’s ex, Rafe Castillo. Rafe is suffering from PTSD, but that doesn’t stop Leif from wanting to be with him. 

Complete opposites, they’re an amazing fit once they do get together—until Rafe’s PTSD gets in the way and he walks away from the relationship before it has a chance to truly blossom. Even though he has intense feelings for the man, Leif has no choice but to let him go. 

When the Confessor kidnaps Rafe, Leif does everything possible to locate him before he’s murdered. Rafe’s near-death experience changes him profoundly, but the danger isn’t over yet. Leif and Rafe will have to face pure evil together if they’re going to last.

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Racing Hearts Anthology Blog Tour with L.M. Somerton Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the Racing Hearts anthology and one of it’s authors, L.M. Somerton, stopping by today. Pride Publishing  is donating its royalties to charity so it’s a worthwhile endeavor and Cat says it’s a fantastic collection of stories. L.M. Somerton chat’s about her story Keeping the Luck In, we also have a great excerpt, Cat’s review and a brilliant competition, so enjoy the post and click Pride Publishing link to their competition ❤ ~Pixie~

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Racing Hearts

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Bailey Bradford, Morticia Knight, Helena Maeve, L.M. Somerton, Ethan Stone, & Molly Ann Wishlade

‘The Lonely Ones’ by Bailey Bradford

Marshall’s all city, and Rex is all cowboy, so it’s no wonder sparks fly when they meet.

Marshall Evans never wanted to inherit his grandfather’s Thoroughbred horse ranch. He doesn’t know much about raising and training racehorses, and he knows even less about the man who left him what he sees as a burden. His grandfather wasn’t a nice man at all, and he left the ranch to Marshall more as a fuck you to the one person who did want the ranch, who had tried to buy it, and had put up with years of verbal and at times, physical abuse, only to have his home yanked out from under his feet. Rex Martinez had only ever had one home, and that was the ranch. Now he was about to lose it.

Marshall arrives in the small town of Erring, NM, only to be confronted by this silently furious man, and together, they’re going to have to work out what to do. The will stipulates that Marshall can’t sell the ranch to Rex, because Allen found out Rex was gay. Rex didn’t know he knew, but the old man had no idea about Marshall since Marshall hadn’t been raised anywhere near him.

It’s not as simple as selling the ranch, either. Marshall thinks it will be, but no. He can’t put Rex out of a home so easily.

‘Racing for Home’ by Morticia Knight

Groom Charlie loves the Piedmont Farms horses—but not nearly as much as the man he can never have, Edward Piedmont.

At the age of twenty-two, Charlie has lived at Piedmont Farms—the largest race horse breeding facility on the east coast—for eight years. For five of those years, he’s been desperately in love with Albert Piedmont’s oldest son, Edward. At one time, he believed Edward’s declarations that they’d be together forever. It was a brutal slap in the face when Edward married a local heiress and moved away to live with her on her family estate. Only his love of the horses, including one in particular, has kept him from complete despair.

Edward knows that horse groom Charlie must hate him after being abandoned when Edward married Alice, but he’d thought he was doing the right thing at the time. After three years of a sham of a marriage, Alice has found someone who she really wants to marry, and Edward is free to divorce her. Edward moves back to Piedmont, desperate to get Charlie back, even if they would still have to hide their love.

Charlie wants to believe that Edward still loves him and that he can believe in him once again. But love between two men in 1912 America is even worse than love between someone of a higher and lower station. Charlie fears that it would never be possible for them to truly have a life together.

Edward’s father, Albert Piedmont, is also hiding. However, his secrets pertain to the possible loss of his once wildly successful horse breeding farm. When everything begins to rapidly crumble, Edward has to make a desperate move to secure a future for him and Charlie before it’s too late.

‘The Secret of Delville Wood’ by Helena Maeve

A handsome, naked man in his bed is the kind of surprise Silas lives for. The dead body hanging outside his window, not so much.

In the shadow of the Great War, three soldiers made a fortune on racetracks either side of the North Sea. Their families thrived with the clandestine passions of youth, wanting for nothing while whole nations suffered the scarcities of peace. By their grace and generosity, Axel, a young man once forced to sell his body, became a champion.

Yet the lure of fast money hides many dark deeds and Pia Eckdahl’s manor on Lake Sågträsk is no exception. Hired to cleanse the Swedish socialite’s house of evil spirits, Nigerian-born Silas doesn’t care much for horses, racing or the affectations of the nouveau-riche. But he does care for Axel. Caught between peddling his heritage for an extortionate sum and investigating a suspicious suicide, Silas soon finds himself delving into a decade-old family secret that could well destroy his lover’s racing future.

‘Keeping the Luck In’ by L.M. Somerton

Since when was a squirrel crossing your path bad luck?

Like his father before him, Rory Ironstone was born and bred to be a blacksmith. Standing six feet five in his socked feet, he’s built like a barn door. He loves his job at Camworth Racecourse forge, tending to the beautiful racehorses and creating ironwork art in his spare time.

Pip Ryder is a summer stable hand and newly qualified vet who longs for someone to love him as much as they do his four-legged charges. He admires Rory from afar, but is too shy to admit his interest goes beyond the anvil.

When the horseshoe above the forge door is knocked off, Rory believes his luck has fallen out. Pip comes to the rescue but when Rory shows more than a platonic interest, he bolts.

Rory is convinced that the only way to re-fill his horseshoe with luck is to get Pip back and keep him.

‘Just my Luck’ by Ethan Stone

Appearances can be deceiving.

Kieran Jones is as used to short jokes as Sam Shaw is to being teased for his height. When they meet at a nightclub there’s an instant attraction, and not just because of the stark difference in their bodies.

After a passionate night, Sam sneaks out, positive he won’t see the hot guy again. Not because he doesn’t want to, but because he’s in town to do a job and he doesn’t need a distraction. He never imagined that growing up on a farm and knowing all about horses would help with his career, but it has and he can’t let anything get in the way.

However, jockey Kieran is connected to Sam’s mission and Sam has a tough choice to make—use Kieran to get it done or walk away. It could spell the end of the relationship before it’s even begun, but a life or death situation makes Sam realize just exactly how much he cares for Kieran and how much he wants a future with him.

‘Horses and Harleys’ by Molly Ann Wishlade

Life’s not just about horses and Harleys, but sometimes you have to get back in the saddle if you want to go along for the ride.

Henry Lockhart is a rich, successful businessman but life at the top can be lonely, especially as he vowed never to fall in love again after a painful bereavement.

Alex Castillo grew up in a small town where small minds made his life a misery. A disastrous love affair with a married man and the recent death of his mother led him to flee his hometown in search of a better life.

When their worlds collide after Alex takes a job as a groom at Henry’s stables, they both know that life will never be the same again.

But they’ve both been hurt, they’ve both suffered loss, shame and regret.

Can they find a way to be together, or will they both ride off into the sunset alone?

About Racing Hearts:

Totally Entwined Group editor, Sue Laybourn, sadly lost her husband Peter earlier this year, after a brave battle against cancer. In tribute to Peter and to show their support for Sue, these six Pride Publishing authors got together to write this anthology of short stories called Racing Hearts. These stories surround the world of horseracing, a sport which Peter and Sue passionately followed together.

Pride Publishing will be donating its royalties to charity. Proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK and Prospect Hospice, where Peter was a patient.

Find out more about these charities here:

Cancer Research UK: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ Prospect Hospice: http://www.prospect-hospice.net/

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Racing Hearts Anthology

Racing Hearts Anthology Cover _800Title: Racing Hearts

Series: Anthology

Author: Bailey Bradford, Morticia Knight, Helena Maeve, L.M. Somerton, Ethan Stone, Molly Ann Wishlade

Genre: Comedy and Humour, Contemporary, Crime and Mystery, Erotic Romance, Historic, Thriller And Suspense

Length: 294 pages (77,150 words)

ISBN: 9781784309091

Publisher: Pride Publishing (Dec8th 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: ‘The Lonely Ones’ by Bailey Bradford

Marshall’s all city, and Rex is all cowboy, so it’s no wonder sparks fly when they meet.

Marshall Evans never wanted to inherit his grandfather’s Thoroughbred horse ranch. He doesn’t know much about raising and training racehorses, and he knows even less about the man who left him what he sees as a burden. His grandfather wasn’t a nice man at all, and he left the ranch to Marshall more as a fuck you to the one person who did want the ranch, who had tried to buy it, and had put up with years of verbal and at times, physical abuse, only to have his home yanked out from under his feet. Rex Martinez had only ever had one home, and that was the ranch. Now he was about to lose it.

Marshall arrives in the small town of Erring, NM, only to be confronted by this silently furious man, and together, they’re going to have to work out what to do. The will stipulates that Marshall can’t sell the ranch to Rex, because Allen found out Rex was gay. Rex didn’t know he knew, but the old man had no idea about Marshall since Marshall hadn’t been raised anywhere near him.

It’s not as simple as selling the ranch, either. Marshall thinks it will be, but no. He can’t put Rex out of a home so easily.

Racing for Home’ by Morticia Knight

Groom Charlie loves the Piedmont Farms horses—but not nearly as much as the man he can never have, Edward Piedmont.

At the age of twenty-two, Charlie has lived at Piedmont Farms—the largest race horse breeding facility on the east coast—for eight years. For five of those years, he’s been desperately in love with Albert Piedmont’s oldest son, Edward. At one time, he believed Edward’s declarations that they’d be together forever. It was a brutal slap in the face when Edward married a local heiress and moved away to live with her on her family estate. Only his love of the horses, including one in particular, has kept him from complete despair.

Edward knows that horse groom Charlie must hate him after being abandoned when Edward married Alice, but he’d thought he was doing the right thing at the time. After three years of a sham of a marriage, Alice has found someone who she really wants to marry, and Edward is free to divorce her. Edward moves back to Piedmont, desperate to get Charlie back, even if they would still have to hide their love.

Charlie wants to believe that Edward still loves him and that he can believe in him once again. But love between two men in 1912 America is even worse than love between someone of a higher and lower station. Charlie fears that it would never be possible for them to truly have a life together.

Edward’s father, Albert Piedmont, is also hiding. However, his secrets pertain to the possible loss of his once wildly successful horse breeding farm. When everything begins to rapidly crumble, Edward has to make a desperate move to secure a future for him and Charlie before it’s too late.

The Secret of Delville Wood’ by Helena Maeve

A handsome, naked man in his bed is the kind of surprise Silas lives for. The dead body hanging outside his window, not so much.

In the shadow of the Great War, three soldiers made a fortune on racetracks either side of the North Sea. Their families thrived with the clandestine passions of youth, wanting for nothing while whole nations suffered the scarcities of peace. By their grace and generosity, Axel, a young man once forced to sell his body, became a champion.

Yet the lure of fast money hides many dark deeds and Pia Eckdahl’s manor on Lake Sågträsk is no exception. Hired to cleanse the Swedish socialite’s house of evil spirits, Nigerian-born Silas doesn’t care much for horses, racing or the affectations of the nouveau-riche. But he does care for Axel. Caught between peddling his heritage for an extortionate sum and investigating a suspicious suicide, Silas soon finds himself delving into a decade-old family secret that could well destroy his lover’s racing future.

Keeping the Luck In’ by L.M. Somerton

Since when was a squirrel crossing your path bad luck?

Like his father before him, Rory Ironstone was born and bred to be a blacksmith. Standing six feet five in his socked feet, he’s built like a barn door. He loves his job at Camworth Racecourse forge, tending to the beautiful racehorses and creating ironwork art in his spare time.

Pip Ryder is a summer stable hand and newly qualified vet who longs for someone to love him as much as they do his four-legged charges. He admires Rory from afar, but is too shy to admit his interest goes beyond the anvil.

When the horseshoe above the forge door is knocked off, Rory believes his luck has fallen out. Pip comes to the rescue but when Rory shows more than a platonic interest, he bolts.

Rory is convinced that the only way to re-fill his horseshoe with luck is to get Pip back and keep him.

‘Just my Luck’ by Ethan Stone

Appearances can be deceiving.

Kieran Jones is as used to short jokes as Sam Shaw is to being teased for his height. When they meet at a nightclub there’s an instant attraction, and not just because of the stark difference in their bodies.

After a passionate night, Sam sneaks out, positive he won’t see the hot guy again. Not because he doesn’t want to, but because he’s in town to do a job and he doesn’t need a distraction. He never imagined that growing up on a farm and knowing all about horses would help with his career, but it has and he can’t let anything get in the way.

However, jockey Kieran is connected to Sam’s mission and Sam has a tough choice to make—use Kieran to get it done or walk away. It could spell the end of the relationship before it’s even begun, but a life or death situation makes Sam realize just exactly how much he cares for Kieran and how much he wants a future with him.

Horses and Harleys’ by Molly Ann Wishlade

Life’s not just about horses and Harleys, but sometimes you have to get back in the saddle if you want to go along for the ride.

Henry Lockhart is a rich, successful businessman but life at the top can be lonely, especially as he vowed never to fall in love again after a painful bereavement.

Alex Castillo grew up in a small town where small minds made his life a misery. A disastrous love affair with a married man and the recent death of his mother led him to flee his hometown in search of a better life.

When their worlds collide after Alex takes a job as a groom at Henry’s stables, they both know that life will never be the same again.

But they’ve both been hurt, they’ve both suffered loss, shame and regret.

Can they find a way to be together, or will they both ride off into the sunset alone?

Publishers note: Royalties from the publisher will be donated to Cancer Research UK and Prospect Hospice in memory of Peter Laybourn, husband of Pride Publishing editor, Sue.

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/racing-hearts

Review:  Racing Hearts is a great assortment of stories by some very talented authors. Here are stories in many genres from contemporary, historical, cowboys, mystery and at different heat levels…you name it you should find something you like.

The Lonely Ones’ by Bailey Bradford ♥♥♥♥ 4 hearts –explicit.

Marshall is a graphic designer from the city. Rex has lived on the ranch for five years and had nowhere else to go.  Marshall isn’t sure why his grandfather left him the old farm and wanted nothing to do with it but when he finds out he can’t sell it to Rex he doesn’t want the cowboy losing his home even if they didn’t start out on the right footing.

This story showed a lot of premise.  Both characters were very well developed and complex, and the story seemed to have a lot going on with the lawyer wanting to buy out Marshall.  Then it went to Mashall and Rex. Lots of heated sex and the story became very rushed, suddenly ended with a very rushed epilogue, leaving me with lots of questions. I would love to see this in a full-length story.

Racing for Home’ by Morticia Knight ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts  low heat

Charlie is now a groomsman after living on the Piedmont Farms since he was 14. He fell in love with Edward soon after. Edward had promised him forever but married Alice under his parents persuasion as was accustomed back then to blend two wealthy families.  Three years later, Edward is coming home, hoping he can mend fences with Charlie. They find Edwards father has reason to want him to be married I not a wealthy family and isn’t letting up on him.

This story was awesome. The characters were so believable. I fell in love with both Charlie and Edward even though I had to work my way into falling for Edward as the story progressed and we find out why he did what he did and how he redeems himself. The storyline is charming, intriguing, drew me in and held me, and made me wish for more!

If you like a good historical romance, you will love this one.

The Secret of Delville Wood’ by Helena Maeve ♥♥♥♥ 4 hearts – explicit

Silas is a guest at the home of a wealthy woman at her request and under the guise of being an investor in her racehorse.  After an evening of entertaining Silas has gone down to fetch a nightcap for him and his bed partner. When he returns, Axel is sitting staring out the window. They find one of the owners of the famous champion race horse hanging outside the window.

This story reminded me of a game of clue. It’s a who-did-it type mystery with a relatively good storyline.  I had issues with characters just appearing at first and not knowing where they came from or why they were suddenly there in the room with the body. Then everyone began pulling the body in and stuff like that was a bit odd since the police would have issues with all of that.

As the story unfolds, it gets better, though at times it’s still hard to follow who is who.  I  did like the characters. There are many, and each intriguing in their own right. I did like the relationship with Axel and  Silas. The sex was hot. I liked the contrast of Silas being a larger black man and Axel a small, white jock. I also liked the fact that Axel was the more in charge one in their sexual endeavors.

This is a complicated story, and you have to pay careful attention, but I did like the end.

If you like an interracial mystery, this one is for you.

Keeping the Luck In’ by L.M. Somerton ♥♥♥♥ 4 hearts- explicit

Pip has just finished vet school and has a job coming up after summer.  He has been working at the racetrack to help pay his school and to save up for a car. He hasn’t had time to worry about dating or even hookups with work and studies. Now that he is done with classes he can think about indulging his needs, if only he could find someone that interests him. Then he sees Rory the Ironsmith and farrier.

This is a very fun, sweet and cute story. I loved both characters; the storyline is fast-paced with a touch of humor and the love scenes are hot.

If you like a contemporary romance with a touch of humor, you will like this one.

Just my Luck’ by Ethan Stone home for the night. ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts explicit

Sam is in a club trying to see if he can find a man to take home for the night. It is the day before his new job, and he wants to unwind. Sam spots a small, graceful, sexy man dancing and makes his move. He finds he likes Kieran and his straightforwardness. The next day Sam meets Kieran again when he is scouting out the prospect of his job.  When he finds out who Kieran is, he realizes he has unknowingly compromised his job.

I loved this story. It is full of surprises, action, and hot sex. From the first page, it exudes sex appeal. Both characters are well developed; the story is exciting, sexy and I loved the way Sam and Kieren’s relationship develops.

If ou like a hot and erotic romance full of surprises and suspense this is definitely for you.

Horses and Harleys’ by Molly Ann Wishlade ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 heart 

Henry is a wealthy business person, but the epitome of money cannot buy happiness. He is in morning from the loss of his last love and uses his status to hook up with airy, celebrities and other men that are not his type so that he doesn’t get hurt again. Then he meets Alex a new employee,

Alex has sworn off men, especially the wealthy sexy ones that exude power. Then he meets Henry and can’t get him off his mind.

This is a beautifully written story of two broken men, from very different worlds.The characters are likable, the story is interesting, the sex is hot.  I liked how Sam did not rush things with Alex, and their relationship seems to be destined. There is a twist that had me holding my breath.

If you like a charming romance, broken men, a bit of suspense and a happy ending, this is for you.

To sum it up. All of these stories are good. A few better than the others but all worth the reading and the book is for a good cause.

Closing Ranks by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we now have Ethan Stone stopping by on the tour for his newest release Closing Ranks, the fourth novel in his Flesh series, we have a great guest post about serial killers, we have a tasty excerpt,  brilliant giveaway and my review, so enjoy the post and remember to leave a comment to enter the giveaway ❤ ~Pixie~

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Closing Ranks

(A Flesh Novel 04)
by

Ethan Stone

Internal Affairs investigator Jeremy Ranklin is looking into corruption within the Reno Police Department when he’s ordered to examine the suspicious death of the Chief of Police. The assignment partners Jeremy with Detective Cristian Flesh. Though they spar at first, Jeremy earns Cristian’s trust, and they work well together.

Deeply closeted, Jeremy fights an attraction to fellow cop Kipp Mosely. The investigation brings Jeremy and Kipp together, but lies and secrets prevent things from going any further. Jeremy will need both Kipp’s and Cristian’s help to discover how deep the corruption runs—and to stay alive when the danger hits close to home.

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Closing Ranks by Ethan Stone

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Series: A Flesh Novel 04

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (244pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63476-164-2

Publisher: DSP Publications (20th October 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ – 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Internal Affairs investigator Jeremy Ranklin is looking into corruption within the Reno Police Department when he’s ordered to examine the suspicious death of the Chief of Police. The assignment partners Jeremy with Detective Cristian Flesh. Though they spar at first, Jeremy earns Cristian’s trust, and they work well together.

Deeply closeted, Jeremy fights an attraction to fellow cop Kipp Mosely. The investigation brings Jeremy and Kipp together, but lies and secrets prevent things from going any further. Jeremy will need both Kipp’s and Cristian’s help to discover how deep the corruption runs—and to stay alive when the danger hits close to home.

Purchase Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/closing-ranks-by-ethan-stone-160-b

Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Jeremy Rankin is an IA investigator who has been tasked with hunting out dirty cops on Anthony Zion’s payrole when he’s ordered to an apparent suicide: the suicide of the Chief of Police. Jeremy’s gut is telling him it’s something different and he teams up with Cristian Flesh to investigate and unearth the truth, an unauthorised investigation that could see them both losing their jobs. Jeremy is also fighting his attraction to fellow officer Kipp Mosely, Jeremy won’t come out of the closet and Kipp is keeping secrets their tentative relationship seems doomed to fail.

This is an excellent addition to the Flesh series where we can keep an eye on Cristian while enjoying the addition of fresh new characters, difficult relationships and intriguing mysteries with that added dash of suspense.

We meet Jeremy as he is undercover luring out a dirty cop, Kipp is the cop who is his back-up, after they catch the dirty cop they go for drinks and hit it off but Jeremy is deeply closeted and refuses to act on his attraction and backs off. The story then turns to the mystery plot and we are lead on a merry dance as Jeremy and Flesh try to prove that the Chief’s death wasn’t a suicide, especially as the corruption might go right to the top and as far as they are concerned everyone’s a suspect.

As the investigate continues Jeremy and Kipp have their own merry dance as they seem to get close then be pushed apart again, Jeremy can’t risk his family discovering he is gay and Kipp has his own secrets that drive them apart. They are one hot couple though and their attraction sizzles on the pages, well, that is when Jeremy allows it to anyway, and they fit together really well.

The main storyline is amazing, it has twists and turns and misdirection that leaves you guessing until near the end of the story. A truly masterful piece of writing that will satisfy any mystery or suspense fan. I’m sorry, but like hell I’m gonna tell you anything about the actual investigation, it’s just too good to share and ruin the fun for you 🙂 But I will give a big pleading for Ethan Stone to have his next Flesh novel be about Leif because he was just amazing in his secondary role and I’d love to see him get his happy ever after.

So I’ve given you just enough for you to curse me out for not letting any juicy details in this review *bats eyelashes* ah well you’ll just have to dig them out for yourself by reading the book. I will tell you that it is well worth the wait and that this is one of my favourite series, the characters may not always be loveable but they certainly are bloody interesting!

I recommend this to those who love twisty mysteries, a healthy dose of suspense, great characters that have true character, brilliant investigations that lead you on a merry dance and a developing relationship that has more ups and downs that a roller-coaster! Highly recommended!

Blood and Tears by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Thank you for joining me in the sixth and final stop on the Blood & Tears blog tour. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the beginning of the book. I chose it because it shows the adversarial relationship between Gabe and Drew, especially how Gabe likes to push Drew’s buttons. It starts here, but it continues and becomes a positively combustible relationship.

Enjoy and make sure to leave a comment. I’ll choose one person to win an ebook copy of Blood & Tears. Even if you’ve read it before you should read it again. So much has changed that I consider it a brand new book.

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Blood and Tears

Flesh 03
by

Ethan Stone

2nd Edition

The last thing Gabe Vargas wants to do after nearly dying is to leave his young son. But that’s exactly what FBI Agent Drew Bradley is asking him to do. According to Drew, the only way to protect Gabe and find his wife’s killer is to fake Gabe’s death.

With an already established adversarial relationship, protecting a hothead like Gabe isn’t exactly a picnic for Drew either. But Drew lets his guard down and a desire for Gabe leaves him confused. Before the crime can be solved, Drew will have to risk more than his life. He’ll also have to risk his heart.

1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2011.

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Blood & Tears by Ethan Stone (2nd Edition)

Ethan Stone - Flesh 03 - Blood and Tears Cover FinalTitle: Blood & Tears (2nd Edition)

Series: Flesh 03

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (244pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63476-105-5

Publisher: DSP Publications (11th August 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: The last thing Gabe Vargas wants to do after nearly dying is to leave his young son. But that’s exactly what FBI Agent Drew Bradley is asking him to do. According to Drew, the only way to protect Gabe and find his wife’s killer is to fake Gabe’s death.

With an already established adversarial relationship, protecting a hothead like Gabe isn’t exactly a picnic for Drew either. But Drew lets his guard down and a desire for Gabe leaves him confused. Before the crime can be solved, Drew will have to risk more than his life. He’ll also have to risk his heart.

1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, July 2011.

Purchase Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/blood-tears-by-ethan-stone-128-b

Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. This story is the 2nd edition and the story has been re-written slightly, it has gone from 3rd person POV to 1st person POV but other than some minor scene extension the storyline mainly remains the same.

 Wow! Ethan Stone you have done it again!! You have brought us yet another incredible suspense/mystery.

We start this one with Gabe in hospital after being nearly killed in an attack that saw Violet brutally murdered.  Gabe has to go into hiding with the FBI agent that he blames for the death of Casey (his male lover), Agent Drew Bradley.  As these two spend time together their feelings change into attraction.  Drew is horrified because even though he has nothing against gays he himself cannot be gay.  Gabe is determined to see what can happen between them, while Drew denies the attraction.

I wasn’t sure how I felt at first about Drew going from very straight to being gay but this author handled it brilliantly, you can feel Drew’s confusion and guilt over feeling something for a man especially when he was *taught* (insert *screamed at*) that it is a sin and the struggle as he works through what he is comfortable doing with Gabe.

Gabe is brilliant as he works through his guilt over Violet’s death and his attraction to Drew; he is also an incredible father to Victor balancing what he feels for Drew and what Victor needs. The suspense is thrilling and gripping, just who did attack Gabe and Violet and why? We also see Cristian Flesh and Colby Maddox return, as ghosts from the past emerge and try to destroy both Cristian and Gabe.

If you love brilliant, gripping, suspense, mystery, brainwashing and hot man on man sex this is definitely the book for you. P.S. There’s a fantastic exclusive excerpt from the next book Closing Ranks for us to enjoy!

Flesh & Blood by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Story Part 4, Review & Giveaway

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Hi guys, today we have Ethan Stone stopping by with the blog tour for his newest release Flesh & Blood, we have the fourth part of his exclusive short story, there is a fantastic giveaway and a comment giveaway and my review for you to check out, so enjoy the post, click that Rafflecoter link & leave a comment! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Flesh & Blood

(A Flesh Novel 02)
by

Ethan Stone

Sequel to In the Flesh

A Flesh novel

Detective Cristian Flesh is about to find out that he can only run from his past for so long.

When a local man is attacked and the suspect is a hustler, Cristian knows there’s more to the case than meets the eye. His investigation will lead him into a maze of lies, deceit, and underage prostitution. But that’s only the beginning as people start disappearing and turning up dead. Cristian begins to realize that solving the case and stopping the murders won’t be enough. If he wants to make his new life with lawyer Colby Maddox work, he’ll need to face the demons of his past and put them to rest once and for all.

2nd Edition

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