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Secrets of You by Skylar M. Cates Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Skylar M. Cates popping in today with her upcoming release Secrets of You, we have a brilliant guest post from Skylar, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Secrets of You

(Sunshine and Happiness 04)
by

Skylar M. Cates

It’s never easy to find redemption.

Carrying scars and regrets, River Darcourt avoids too much intimate contact. Among his friends, he is known as a quiet loner. Forget about love—it’s not something he will consider—until sweet, young, and tempting Morgan Hayes becomes his housemate. River closed his heart long ago, but the attraction is impossible to deny.

Morgan Hayes needs a change. He is moving out of his critical father’s home and in with his friends, including his secret/not-so-secret crush, River. Having feelings for River is a terrible idea. But what is a guy to do when the annoyingly sexy mechanic is just across the hall?

While Morgan has overcome ugliness and is ready for love, he’s just not sure River ever will be. They have both experienced pain in their lives. So Morgan dares River to take a chance, and love will either break their fractured hearts in more pieces or, just possibly, make them whole again.

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The Sparky by Marek Moran Guest Post & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we welcome debut author Marek Moran for a visit today with his upcoming debut release The Sparky, we have a brilliant guest post and a great exclusive excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Sparky

(Perchance to Dream 07)
by

Marek Moran

Aaron’s been living in what his friend Howie calls a sexual desert. But an oasis appears on the horizon when Paul, a divorced electrician with a five-year-old daughter named Sam, moves in next door. He’s a country boy from northern Australia, and although he’s never been with a guy before, he has an impression that anything goes in the city. They find that the ordinary things in life—books, footie in the park, looking after Sam—lead them into an unlikely relationship.

But as their relationship slowly deepens, with Aaron spending time on Paul’s family’s cattle station, it becomes clear that Paul might have a harder time leaving the country behind. To him, happiness means a conventional life—including a mother for Sam. Being with his old friends convinces him he’s on the wrong path with Aaron, and he starts a relationship with a girl from his hometown. If he cannot find the courage to go after what he truly needs, he and Aaron will become nothing more than awkward neighbours.

Release date: 3rd March 2017

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Imago by N.R. Walker Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have N.R. Walker stopping by today with the tour for her new release Imago, we have a fantastic giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Imago

by

N.R. Walker

Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.

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My Paradise Is You by Lucie Archer Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Lucie Archer popping in today with the blog tour for her upcoming release My Paradise Is You, we have a fabulous guest post where she shares a list of what not to do if you’re a castaway, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway. So guys check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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My Paradise Is You

(World of Love 06: Bermuda)
by

Lucie Archer

When two very different men are stranded on a deserted island, will opposites attract, or will they end up killing each other—if the elements don’t get them first?

Marc Reed is an expert scuba diver and leads underwater tours of the infamous shipwrecks scattered around Bermuda. When a robbery forces him and his boss’s son—a man he despises on principle—to take shelter on an uncharted island, he might have to reassess his opinion of the spoiled snob.

Ian Blythe-Darcy II lives a life most would envy. He’s a trust-fund kid being groomed to take over his father’s empire of hotels and resorts. But it’s not a life that matches what’s in his heart. He’s in the closet and engaged to a socialite he doesn’t love, but he’s about to get a crash course in being true to himself—and maybe learn money can’t buy happiness after all.

Release date: 1st March 2017
Pre-order:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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Talking In Code by Ariel Tachna Blog Tour, Guest Post & Ficlet, & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Ariel Tachna popping in today with the blog tour for her upcoming release Talking in Code,  we have a fantastic guest post from Ariel where she shares a ficlet and we have two awesome giveaways, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the ebook giveaway and share the post to enter the paperback giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Talking in Code

(Talking in Code 01)
by

Ariel Tachna

Some things crumble under pressure. Others are tempered by it instead. For three former soldiers, a tragedy might be the catalyst that binds them together—stronger than ever.

Richard Horn and Timothy Davenport met in the SEALs twenty years ago and have been lovers ever since. Now running their own paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega, they work in the shadows to protect their country and its people. When Tim falls for Eric Newton, a deadly sniper and strategist on their team, Richard accepts that Tim’s heart is big enough for two men. He respects, admires, and even desires Eric enough to accept him into their relationship—and their bed—but he’s never been fully a part of what Eric and Tim share.

Then Eric is captured by terrorists and Tim is gravely injured in an op gone wrong, bringing Richard’s world crashing down around his ears. Even if he gets his men out alive, Eric must face the aftermath of months of physical and psychological torture—and without Tim to lean on, Eric’s PTSD is tearing him apart. Richard has to figure out the third leg of their triangle fast, or Tim won’t have a life to come back to.

Release date: 6th March 2017

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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Tara Lain visiting today with the cover to her upcoming release Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns, we have a great excerpt for you to peek at, so check out that fantastic cover and enjoy the excerpt! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

(Cowboys Don’t 02)
by

Tara Lain

Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.

Danny also hides a preference for beautiful femmes who like to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker.

Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.

Release date: 22nd March 2017

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The Real Thing by B.G. Thomas Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hey peeps! We have B.G. Thomas popping in today with his re-release The Real Thing, we have a brilliant guest post where B.G. chats about The Real Thing and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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The Real Thing

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B.G. Thomas

Bryan Mills has fantasized about cowboys all his life. Real cowboys, that is. He even dresses in what his roommate calls “cowboy drag” when he visits his favorite bar, in the hope of attracting the attentions of a genuine cowboy. But all he usually finds are posers and guys his own age.

Then one night, to his surprise, Curtis Hansen buys him a beer, and Bryan has no doubt this is the real thing. Curtis is a rugged, gorgeous man who is every bit a cowboy. He even owns his own ranch. What follows is about the most amazing night of Bryan’s young life. 

But can they move beyond a night of incredible sex when Bryan admits to Curtis that the only horse he’s ever ridden was a birthday party pony? And that he’s nothing but a poser himself? Maybe, just maybe, Curtis can find the real cowboy inside Bryan, and they can ride off into the sunset together!

First Edition published as The Real Thing in Riding Double by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.

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Justin’s Season by S.M. Sawyer Book Blitz & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have S.M. Sawyer popping in today with his release Justin’s Season, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Justin’s Season

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S.M. Sawyer

The year is 1988, and Justin Davis, a former nationally recruited football prep star, awakens from twelve years of masking his shame with drugs and alcohol to find he has been returned to his former self through what can only be described as a miracle.

Triggered by the confirmation of his closely guarded sexual orientation, his fall from grace of over a decade before sets the stage for his redemption. The fulfillment of his destiny is prompted by Providence and the serendipitous deeds of those who are a part of his new life, as their intertwined lives are likewise impacted. Though his rapid evolvement and acceptance of his homosexuality is countered by setbacks, Justin perseveres and eventually triumphs as fate, he believes, has led him back to the sports arena to recapture past glories.

In a stunning finale, however, he learns his destiny is not what he had envisioned. His calling has been thrust upon him by circumstances beyond his control. Can Justin embrace it and become the man he was always meant to be?

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Jared’s Family by V.S. Morgan Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have V.S. Morgan popping in today with the tour for her new release Jared’s Family, we have a brilliant excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Jared’s Family

(Sequel to The Gift and Sam’s Temptation)
by

V.S. Morgan

After witnessing his mother’s death, a once outgoing preschooler is now a quiet shadow of himself. The little boy suffers nightmares and rarely speaks, choosing to use the basic sign language he learned in daycare. Desperate to help his little nephew, Virge Stevens takes a leave of absence from the LAPD to bring Donovan, known as D to Montana for the therapy he needs.

A chance meeting at the library changes Virge and his nephew’s lives forever.

Jared Malone is one of five brothers, right smack damn in the middle. He is the peacemaker and the one who gets shit done. When his younger brother gets sick, Jared fills in reading to small children at the library. There he encounters a tall, dark, and handsome stranger and his cute little boy. Jared is immediately drawn to Virge but is still dealing with the betrayal of an abusive ex.

As the Malone family welcomes them to the ranch and into their lives, Virge’s instant attraction for Jared grows, but the cowboy is fifteen years younger than him. Will he be rejected?

Both men have secrets. Secrets that could destroy the connection between them. Can they overcome the odds and find happiness together?

Can be read as a standalone

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To Fight His Heart by Alec Nortan

Alec Nortan - To Fight His Heart CoverTitle: To Fight His Heart

Series: Matt Glenn #3

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  Novella (74 Pages)   

Publisher:  NineStar Press (August 8, 2016)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥  3.5 Hearts

Blurb:  The only way for Matt to be with Jordan is to put his life back on tracks. And if it requires physical injuries, Matt is ready to pay that price. One price he isn’t ready to pay, though, is other people’s mistakes. And as his past catches up with him, a lot of such people are ganging up on him, including cops.

ISBN: 978-1-91115-369-6

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-fight-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy this series I would suggest starting with the first book.  

Ben was dead and after two years of being gone, Matt needs a change.  Jordan is back in his life but he wants to go slowly and for me that sounds good.  However for the story it wasn’t.  Cops are still after him, there is a homophobic district attorney and Matt is doing some really weird exercises in this book.  There is something major missing from this whole story, but I just don’t know what.

It is a very slow paced story and that right there was a problem for me.  My attention just couldn’t be kept on the book at all.  Now what Matt has gone through is horrible, and then there is Jordan who seems a bit off.  There is no chemistry between them and no passion to be seen.  The whole story just felt off and fell flat to me.  It felt like everything was thrown together and the editors missed some good spots. 

The story felt repetitive and boring. It is a dry tone with very little emotion added on, although what the characters are going through is emotional; the story just doesn’t do it justice.  I am afraid that this story and series was just not for me.

To Lose His Heart by Alec Nortan

Alec Nortan - To Lose His Heart Cover sTitle: To Lose His Heart

Series: Matt Glenn #2

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (87 Pages)   

Publisher: NineStar Press (May 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Things should be going great for Matt Glenn. His business as a security consultant is thriving and he’s rekindled his relationship with sexy detective Jordan Cobbers. But the pressures of work are driving Matt and Jordan ever further apart. Luckily Matt’s old flame, Ben, is on hand to make thing right. But tragedy strikes, and Matt is in danger of having everything ripped from his world, including his sanity. When he loses his heart, how far must he go to find it again?

ISBN: 978-1-91115-357-3

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-lose-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy this series I would suggest starting with the first book.  

Now this book does give you warning that tragedy strikes, but let’s just say I wasn’t ready for it and I absolutely hated it after that.  It was the reason that my rating went down.  Also when he was in and out, the paragraphs got smaller and for me just a bit confusing.  Other than my issues with this story, well let’s just say read the story.

Matt was in love with two men.  Jordan and Matt had broken up and gotten back together, but miscommunication and the fact that Jordan was an ass, they ended up over.  Then in comes Ben who Matt had fallen for, but been warned to stay away by his mother and things heat up.  Then tragedy strikes and well you will just have to read the story.

It is an interesting story, if not a bit confusing and dry at some parts of it.  I am afraid that it wasn’t one of my favorites, but it was still an enjoyable read.  I will leave my final judgement after I read the next book.

To Steal His Heart by Alec Nortan

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Series: Matt Glenn #1

Author: Alec Nortan

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella

Publisher: NineStar Press (April 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5 Hearts

Blurb: The best way to catch a thief is to act like one—or at least that’s how Matt Glenn operates. He’ll protect your valuables, but the one thing he can’t protect is his own heart. His life is looking up when he meets hot client Ben on his latest assignment. But when Matt comes back into contact with police lieutenant Jordan Cobbers, the man who could have been the love of his life, things get complicated. As the danger rises and lives are placed at risk, will Matt survive? 

ISBN: 978-1-91115-347-4

Product Link: http://ninestarpress.com/product/to-steal-his-heart/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Alec is a new author for me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Now the title is what caught my eye from the start, then I read the blurb and I couldn’t wait to read it. However once I started reading it, I felt a little bit disappointed. The blurb made it sound like this exciting and funny story, however the follow thru was lacking. The sentences were short and very curt, which made the story fall flat and sloppy. The story just didn’t flow right at all for me.

Matt’s job is to protect other people’s property, except he has no clue how to protect himself. Ben is a customer who is very much interested in Matt, but Matt doesn’t realize it. There is probably only one sex scene in the whole book and let’s just say there is no build up whatsoever. They get in the car; go to dinner, to the next morning. You are told that there is some hot sex, but you don’t see it. There is no connection here.

This author stated Feds, but used British terms. It felt like the author got their languages all screwed up. What was supposed to be funny just fell short of being a bit dull. There is no build up and there is no true story here. How did the man get into the business, for one? The location was never stated so one had no clue where they were at. Plus the police part just doesn’t even seem plausible let alone real enough. Plus one night he is in love with Ben, then the next night he is in love with Jordan, but none of it is more than just talk. You get more description about their room then you do anything else.

I was hoping for an exciting story but I am afraid that this story was just not for me.

Červenà by Louise Lyons

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Author: Louise Lyons

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 22, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Joel Jones finds homeless Russian Sasha outside his gay nightclub in Prague, he cannot find it in his heart to turn him away, so he offers him a home and a job as a dancer and stripper.

Despite a fifteen-year age gap, romance develops between them but is interrupted when Joel has to return to England for many weeks to deal with a death in the family.

Upon Joel’s return, he is horrified to discover his business partner, Karel, has gambled away the club’s money and put them all at risk. Joel buys him out of the club, but when Karel continues to gamble, the people he owes pursue Joel for the debt instead—and they’ll stop at nothing to get paid.

Suddenly Joel and those he cares about—especially Sasha—are in danger, and Joel finds himself with no choice but to seek the help of known criminal, Vincenc Jankovic. Ensuring a happy future for himself and Sasha will mean a struggle and some difficult decisions, but Joel is determined to protect what they’ve built together.  

ISBN: 978-1-63477-396-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cervena-by-louise-lyons-7281-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Sasha was a gay teenager in Russia, when he was attacked and ran.  He knew he had to go somewhere safe.  Two years later, here he was homeless and broke.  He was behind a nightclub taking something out of the trash, when Joel found him.  

Joel and his partner owned a really sweet nightclub that was considered the best.  When he found Sasha, he figured he was just too old for the kid.  But he did offer him a job as a dancer, and it turned out he was one of the best.  Then all hell breaks when Joel’s mother passes, and his business partner started his life of crime, so to speak.  If you really want to know more about this juicy story, read the book.

Now I have to admit, the story was given away by the blurb.  Which was to bad but the story itself was still pretty good.  It was just bad that I already knew what was going to happen.  Other than that problem, the story was pretty good.  The characters were perfect for each other and let’s face it Sasha is just a cutie.  Joel was a strong but caring man who loved his employees, but thought the age difference between him and Sasha was a bad thing.  Glad to see he changed his mind.  What was surprising was the fact that Sasha really wasn’t in the story too much, but he was there in a different way.  

I found that even though at first I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to give this book a chance, and I was glad in the end that I did.  I loved the fact that it wasn’t just a super sweet little love story, that it had action, suspense, danger and some hot sex.  I enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to all.

Dating Ryan Alback by J.E. Birk Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have J.E. Birk popping in today with her new release Dating Ryan Alback, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Dating Ryan Alback

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J.E. Birk

Ryan Alback has almost everything he’s ever wanted: a successful acting career, a dog who adores him, great family and friends, and a life outside the closet. The only thing missing is a boyfriend—but Ryan’s been burned by Hollywood relationships before, and he’s not eager to try one again. 

Jason Santos has almost everything he’s ever wanted: a fulfilling career teaching middle school, a house in a city he loves, and parents who support him in every way. Too bad he can’t seem to forget the ex-boyfriend who rejected his marriage proposal.

When a talk show host launches a dating contest to find Ryan a boyfriend and Jason accidentally wins, neither of them expect anything to come from it. Yet somewhere between a disastrous massage and a mud sinkhole, they both start to wonder if this date could be more than just a public relations stunt. But before they can move into the future, they’ll both have to learn to let go of the past. 

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Unzipping 7D by J.C. Long Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have J.C. Long stopping by today with his new release Unzipping 7D, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Unzipping 7D

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J.C. Long

Jordan Price is used to the boring wait in airports, given that he practically lives on business trips. He’s all set for this to be more of the same, until he meets a self-described power bottom on Unzipped—a guy who happens to be in the same airport. It seems like a perfectly good way to kill time until his flight, but soon Jordan realizes that Heath, his newfound friend on Unzipped, will be taking the same flight, and the wheels in his head get spinning. Jordan is determined to test Heath’s bottoming skills himself, and if he has his way, the flight will be anything but boring.

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