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Slippery Slope by Iyana Jenna

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Series: N/A

Author: Iyana Jenna

Genre: Contemporary/Erotica

Length: Novella (75 pages)

ISBN: 9781611526769

Publisher: JMS Books LLC (November 9th 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Actors Ethan Grey and Alex Haynes are gay, but in Hollywood, they can’t be open unless they’re willing to be typecast in future movies or they’re dating prominent gay producers. Since neither are willing to become stereotypes, and neither have studio boyfriends, they take another path — hiding their relationship under the cover of a pretend girlfriend.

What works for Ethan, though, doesn’t work for Alex, who screws up to the point of losing his job and the chance to get another. His manager finally finds him another job across the pond, where he meets Nathan Wells.

Nathan can be the prominent producer Alex needs to further his career, but there’s something Alex doesn’t know about the man. Soon Wells grows obsessed with Alex, and he’ll do anything to keep Alex from getting away.

Though Nathan wants Alex for himself, there’s still Ethan to think about. Is the love story between Alex and Ethan really over? Or will Ethan find a way to get his boyfriend back?

Purchase Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1270

Review: What happens when you live in a world where you are expected to live to the public standards? Ethan and Alex are gay and in love. Both young men are highly popular actors. Alex wants more form Ethan. Ethan is afraid of what would happen if they actually came out. Their careers are on a slippery slope.

This is a sweet story with some dark undernotes. The beginning is very sweet and we see how much these men love each other than there is a twist throwing Alex into depression, pain, anger, and possibly danger.

Iyana is one of my favorite authors but I will say this isn’t one of my favorite stories of hers. In my opinion and remember this is just my opinion it needed a bit more editing or perhaps a beta read, because I found a few loopholes. I also would have liked more of Alex and Ethan’s history and backstory. I really loved though the passion and love between Ethan and Alex and the emotions of Ethan dealing with being closeted.

If you like sweet romance, actors, closeted men, a dark twist with a happy ending this is for you.

Just A Little Unwell by Iyana Jenna Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Iyana Jenna popping in with her re-release of Just a Little Unwell, there’s a sweet little excerpt and there’s a great giveaway for you to enjoy and my review for to check out. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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 Just A Little Unwell

 by

Iyana Jenna

Patrick Trafford is pleased with the simple life he has, spending his time tending a tiny garden accompanied by his best friend, Chad, who just happens to be a cockroach. Nevertheless, he can’t hide the excitement bubbling in him when a man suddenly appears in the garden.

Damien Abner politely welcomes, albeit somewhat at a loss, Patrick’s warm offer to spend time with him. To have a coffee, watch some movie, and dance along with the characters in it.

They begin to date and Patrick has never been happier, though he barely knows who Damien is — not that it matters to him. For him, being clueless does mean bliss.

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Cowboy Sandwich by Drew Hunt

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Series: Cowboy Sandwich, # 1
Author: Drew Hunt
Genre: Contemporary/Western
Length: Novel (268 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (April 6th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Barry Logan’s day starts out shitty and continues to go down the crapper. His car breaks down in the Middle of Nowhere, Colorado. The only mechanic for miles is out of town, forcing Barry to hole up and await his return. Bored and hungry, Barry goes to the town’s only bar in search of food and entertainment. The former is almost inedible, but his interest in the latter is piqued when two specimens of cowboy perfection walk in.

Barry has always had a thing for cowboys, and he’s been on a mission to get up close and personal with as many as possible before flying home to England. Having two cowboys at the same time would be a new experience, and one Barry is eager to try. So when the two men leave the bar, Barry follows in hot pursuit. He overhears them arguing about whose turn it is to bottom that night. Without thinking, Barry offers his services.

Jimmy Pierce and Jake Wilson drive Barry back to the Double J ranch for a night of wild passion he won’t forget. The next morning, Barry wakes in an empty bed to a beeping smoke alarm. It seems the ranch cook quit the night before, leaving Jimmy, Jake, and their three ranch hands to fend for themselves.

Barry immediately takes charge. His cooking meets with everyone’s approval, and he agrees to stay on both in the kitchen and in Jimmy’s and Jake’s bed. The two cowboys are physically demonstrative, both with each other as well as with Barry, who finds himself falling fast for both of them. It’s like a dream come true — Barry has two men and a job he loves.

But petty jealousies, rivalries, and miscommunications threaten to shatter the dream, and when Barry’s scheming ex shows up, things get even worse. Sandwiched between two cowboy lovers, has Barry bitten off more than he can chew?

ISBN: 9781611525540

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1087

Reviewer: Prime

Review: The blurb is pretty detailed so I’m not going to get too much into the basic details of this book. This is the first book in the Cowboy Sandwich series. Just the title of the book is hot and the book itself delivers on the dark imaginings that are stirred by just the phrase “cowboy sandwich”.

Barry is a Brit who has always had secret yearning for cowboys since watching Western movies as a child. This leads him on adventures that include studying in the US and even making a home there. He’s smart and he’s got money, as he is a games/mobile app development. In a small Colorado town where his little car breaks down he meets two cowboys and it is the start of another adventure for Barry.

He now finds himself with new friends, new lovers and a new job as a cook on his lovers’ ranch. Jake and Jimmy are rough, ragged cowboys, through and through and certainly put a different spin on the word “romance”. They’ve been best friends forever and are also lovers/boyfriends.

Barry is a cute – he is in fact a twink, but it is Jake and Jimmy that steal the show in this book. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I’ve come to the conclusion that the gritty type of cowboy represented by Jake and Jimmy are something of a John Wayne cowboy if John Wayne were on the set of Deadwood.

Sorry, to anyone who doesn’t understand that. Their dynamic is, underneath all the grit and harshness, really sweet. Their relationship with Barry just clears away some of that grit. However, their competitive nature also often emerges around Barry as well.

Sometimes it felt the competitive streak between Jake and Jimmy was tiring, yet it was still funny to read all the same. My only complaint in terms of characters, we get good background to understand the cowboys, but I didn’t feel there was enough background about Barry included at times, he just comes out of nowhere as some sort of fairy godfather with a Yorkshire accent.

The sex is hot and graphic – it was interesting how some of the anal scenes were taken down to their rawest, gritty form. It wasn’t necessarily romantic but I think anything less would not play true to Jake and Jimmy’s characters, although Barry gets away with being the sweet one of the trio.

At the same time, sometimes there felt like there was too much sex that stopped suddenly so another plot twist could be added. For example, the boys are discussing new birthday traditions, spanking is mentioned, then nothing kinky in that respect.

Overall the story line is good, even though it focuses more on Jimmy followed by Jake, although the story is told more so via Barry’s perspective. As I said earlier, I would have liked a bit more character revealed from Barry as well.

However, I have to admit, many of the minor characters were a mish-mash of interesting people. That also includes a couple of the animals featured as well. But, in all this, an important take home message is: boys need to learn to communicate!

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

Second Helpings by Drew Hunt

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Series: Cowboy Sandwich, # 2
Author: Drew Hunt
Genre: Contemporary/Western/MMM
Length: Novel (188 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (December 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 – 3 Hearts
Blurb: The men from the best-selling novel Cowboy Sandwich are back for a second helping of threesome loving and humor. When their mobile ranch game is nominated for several awards by a gaming magazine in London, Barry Logan, Jimmy Wilson, and Jake Pierce fly across the Atlantic to visit Barry’s family as well as attend the games convention and awards ceremony.

Driving on the wrong side of the road, paying a small fortune for gas, eating strange foods, and dealing with an unfamiliar temperature scale are just the start of Jimmy’s and Jake’s adventures. Tensions run high after the awards ceremony. Jimmy and Jake see how well connected Barry is within the games industry and know they can’t offer him the sort of career and life a talented games developer deserves.

After their weeklong visit to the UK, will they be flying back to the States as a threesome, strengthened by their trials, or will the relationship fracture under the strain of incompatibility?

ISBN: 9781611527056

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1290

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is the second book in the Cowboy Sandwich series, which must be read in order to understand the plot points and relationships of the main characters. If you haven’t read book 1, go back and read it now because this one will leave you baffled otherwise.

Okay, I’m going to straight out admit it – I didn’t like this book as much as I liked the first. I think it’s because this just feels like an extension of the first, which doesn’t truly bother me, it just makes this book a sequel in the truest sense of the word.

However, what I think is that this book is missing the tension and the arguments of the first book (ok, argument isn’t quite the right word, but it gets my point across). These guys aren’t fighting for anything, they’ve settled into a normal relationship, which is about where most stories end.

Instead, this is the story of three guys in a sexual relationship and who love each other, go overseas together. Barry has developed a game that is nominated for a number of awards, so Barry is bringing his men to the awards ceremony and convention. The catch is because the ceremony is in London, it is a British award, and they get to meet Barry’s family. I kind of wish Barry’s family was mentioned a bit more or there was just more to their plot.

The rest of the story was well written, but as I said, there were no tensions, no arguments (petty or otherwise). There were a few minor characters, but aside from Barry’s family, they were well and truly minor characters. Jimmy and Jake, however, were as funny and as competitive as they were in the first book, which for me was the main highlight. But as a personal gripe: Jimmy and Jake were the kind of tourists I don’t understand – seriously, when I go to a foreign country I go out of my way to find food that is not what I get back home.

This was one of those weird books for me again. I didn’t outright hate it, but I didn’t love it. I certainly enjoyed it and I liked meeting up with the three characters I had met in book 1. But when I started to over think things it took away from my enjoyment as I started to pick apart the plot. But to be fair, I tend to over analyse almost everything.

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Sex and Candy by Nico Jaye

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Series: N/A
Author: Nico Jaye
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (16 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (March 30th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Lee may be in a relationship with Tony, but that little fact doesn’t stop Lee when Tony agrees to allow him one wild night of no inhibitions. With excitement thrumming through his veins, Lee finds himself letting loose at Hard Candy, a popular cruise-worthy dance club known for its sweet Candymen and even sweeter one night stands.

Under the club’s pulsing lights, he meets a mysterious man in leather, and things soon get hot and heavy as Lee rediscovers his submissive side under the Dom’s firm yet loving guidance.

When Lee returns home to Tony, though, will he face repercussions for his night of passion? Or is their relationship not quite as it appears?
ISBN: 978-1-61152-555-7
Purchase Link: http://www.jms-books.com/
Reviewer: Leigh
Review: Lee has been given a night of freedom by his partner Tony. So Lee goes to the infamous Hard Candy club. Instead of getting a candyman, he gets a Dom dressed all in black. What follows is damn hot and sexy. With a little cute thrown in.

There is no real back-story or anything like that. But it totally was not needed. Everything fits perfectly the way it was written. Even the length was just right.

This was a simple but very enjoyable short read.

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Pipe Dreams by J.M. Snyder

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Series: N/A
Author: JM Snyder
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (11 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (November 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: When Paul Jacoby opens the door to plumber Ethan Randolph, Paul’s memories and libido are instantly reawakened. Paul lusted after the captain of the basketball team in high school, but he was too shy to do anything about his attraction to Ethan back then.

Can he pluck up the courage this time to make his yearnings for the hunky Ethan a reality, or will his pipes — as well as his dreams — remain blocked?

Note: This story appears in the author’s anthology, Flashed!

ISBN: 9781611527209

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=175&products_id=1284

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a super short story, so here’s a super short review for it. Being that it is only eleven pages, it a short, sharp and shiny read that is exactly what it says in the blurb. It feels like we only scratch the surface of the characters Paul and Ethan, but what do find out about them is quite pleasing.

There isn’t enough time or word space to get any complicated situations but it is hot. I think everyone wishes for a hot plumber to turn up and really, this story just feeds into the fantasy. Perfect for what it is; if anything, I would love to read a longer story featuring Paul and Ethan.

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Just a Little Magic by Lisa Gray

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Series: N/A
Author: Lisa Gray
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (79 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (October 26th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Wiccan Owen Rhys inherits a house outside a small town, where he hopes the solitude will help with his music. But a zealously religious neighbor is convinced he’s a devil worshiper, and her gossip causes the townspeople to view Owen with suspicion. A series of pranks ensues, including dead animals left on his porch, threatening the feral cats living on Owen’s property.

Though a bit out of practice, Owen casts a spell to summon a protector — someone to convince the town the gossip is false and prevents the pranks from escalating. He confidently waits for his champion to arrive.

Marc Elias is the town’s animal control officer and veterinarian. He considers himself a rational man who trusts in science and most certainly does not believe in magic. So when he receives a complaint that Owen is bewitching and torturing cats, he dismisses it as her imagination but goes to investigate.

Owen is certain Marc is the protector summoned by the spell. But Marc sees Owen’s altar and hears desperate howling, and he has to put aside any attraction he may feel towards the young Wiccan to do his job. Will a little magic be all it takes for both men to get what they want?

ISBN: 978-1-61152-669-1

Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/483226

Reviewer: Prime

Review: First and foremost, this is a good read, especially if you have a bit of time to kill and you’re not sure what you want to read. It’s hard to say the genre of this one, even though paranormal is used. But the message of the book basically explains my issue with labelling this one paranormal. Basically, we have Owen who is a Wiccan and seems to observe his religion closely. He recently moved into the home he inherited from his father. He has an awful neighbour who won’t neuter her cats, resulting in many litters of kittens that he has to deal with. The other character is local vet and part-time animal control officer, Marc.

So the message is that real magic is subtle and not obvious – it appears more as a series of coincidences than appearing out of thin air. That’s a message I like, and the one real mystery that comes down to the question is it magic or not is the pivotal point in this story and although it appeared to come out of nowhere, once you finish the story you know that the story was meant to come to this point.

Owen is a great character and I like him a lot. He is a kind heart and damn smart. As for Marc, I think it was the constrains of the length, but I was a bit annoyed at how he would jump to conclusions and hurt Owen, then Owen would be just way too nice to him afterward.

It’s hard to explain why, but I just feel that this book probably is constrained by its length or even just the short time frame within the story. Regardless, it’s still enjoyable and there is part of me left wondering what else could happen to Owen and Marc.

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Making It Pay by J.L. Merrow

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Series: N/A
Author: J.L. Merrow
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (19 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (November 16th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes you can’t see the silver lining for the clouds.

Abandoned as a baby and now working as a rent boy, Daniel finds it hard to let people get close to him. But nightclub bouncer Rob has a kind face and he’s helped Daniel out once already, so when he catches Daniel on a bad night, Daniel accepts his offer of money and goes home with him.
Even though it breaks his heart.

Letting Rob pay him for sex may have wrecked their friendship just when Daniel needs all the friends he can get. But there are more reasons why he hasn’t seen Rob since that night — and one in particular that makes building a relationship seem almost too much to hope for.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-689-9

Purchase Link: http://www.jms-books.com/makingitpay

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was sweet. Daniel has had a hard life and making the best of it, he can. Rob is a big man who treats Daniel with respect every time he sees him. I can’t really say too much about the story without giving it away as it’s only 19 pages. But what there is was well written.

I enjoyed it and unlike many shorts, I have read it left me satisfied and happy.

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Slippery Slope by Iyanna Jenna Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Iyana Jenna stopping by on a flying visit with her newest release Slippery Slope, we have a very intriguing and slightly disturbing excerpt and a great giveaway, so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Slipperly Slope

by

Iyana Jenna 

Actors Ethan Grey and Alex Haynes are gay, but in Hollywood, they can’t be open unless they’re willing to be typecast in future movies or they’re dating prominent gay producers. Since neither are willing to become stereotypes, and neither have studio boyfriends, they take another path — hiding their relationship under the cover of a pretend girlfriend.

What works for Ethan, though, doesn’t work for Alex, who screws up to the point of losing his job and the chance to get another. His manager finally finds him another job across the pond, where he meets Nathan Wells.

Nathan can be the prominent producer Alex needs to further his career, but there’s something Alex doesn’t know about the man. Soon Wells grows obsessed with Alex, and he’ll do anything to keep Alex from getting away.

Though Nathan wants Alex for himself, there’s still Ethan to think about. Is the love story between Alex and Ethan really over? Or will Ethan find a way to get his boyfriend back?

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

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Trick or Treat by JL Merrow

91SSDEF-uML._SL1500_Title: Trick or Treat
Series: N/A
Author: JL Merrow
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (23 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC (October 26th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: The memory of this party could haunt him forever…
Dragged along to a haunted house by his mates, Sam’s at the Halloween party from hell — the guy he fancied has turned out to be a bigot, and Sam has just outed himself to his whole football team.
Escaping to the garden, he meets James, an enigmatic stranger with a mischievous smile, and the evening soon takes a turn for the better. The night may be chilly but the heat between Sam and James is hotter than Hades.

But James has a role to play in the evening’s ghostly entertainment, and it’s a story with a deadly ending. Unless Sam can change the script and stop history repeating itself, “till death do us part” will come sooner than he thinks.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-671-4

Purchase Link: http://jlmerrow.com/my-books/paranormal-mm/trick-or-treat/

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book was adorable. I loved Sam’s foul mouth and attitude. James is a complete sweetheart. This was a fast read, but very enjoyable for what there was. Honestly, I would have been happy learning more about Sam and James. Something about these 2 MCs makes you want to read more about them.

And I loved the wicked twist at the end.

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