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Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa by Jeff Adams, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jeff Adams popping in today with his newest release Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa, Jeff chats about Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review, so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa

by

Jeff Adams

Ethan is a grad student stuck in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the summer. Though he’s thrilled about his teaching assistant position at the university, he’s not at all excited about the record-breaking heat wave that’s plaguing the area.

In the midst of an oppressively hot summer night, Ethan meets fellow grad student Marcus. While their initial encounters are scorching, can two busy student have more than a heated seasonal fling? Or could it be the beginning of something that will last beyond the stormy southern nights?

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Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa by Jeff Adams

a96ba474749f4c8338363c56653be3b8edf2ee08Title: Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa
Series: Heat Wave
Author: Jeff Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (52 Pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (August 9th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Ethan is a grad student stuck in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the summer. Though he’s thrilled about his teaching assistant position at the university, he’s not at all excited about the record-breaking heat wave plaguing the area.

In the midst of an oppressively hot summer night, Ethan meets fellow grad student Marcus. While their initial encounters are scorching, can two busy students have more than a heated seasonal fling? Or could it be the beginning of something that will last beyond the stormy southern nights?

ISBN: 978-1-61152-832-9

Product Link(s): http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=183&products_id=1483

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/564126

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ethan is out on a hot night, and spots a sexy man in the shadows. He is turned the hell on, but doesn’t know how to approach. Then Marcus takes it out of his hands, and approaches him. Things heat up with these two.

It is a short and very hot little story that will turn anyone on. My only problem with it is the fact that it is just too damn short and comes off way too fast for me to get into all the way. However it does give you a taste that will heat you up.

I did have a blast reading it and look forward to reading more by this author.

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

What You Are by Erin E. Keller

25229527Title: What You Are
Series: N/A
Author: Erin E. Keller
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (139 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (February 8, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Alex walks down the road of his life, apparently without any detours. He has a job, friends, a nice apartment and a girlfriend who meets his needs. A smooth life lived on a smooth road.

But when Daniel shows up at his door, Alex meets the first bump in the road — which turns out to be more like a boulder — in his way.
Daniel is a gorgeous, warm, affectionate man, one who will force Alex to deal with something that happened years ago, something that made him take the safe route through life.

With Daniel, he finally realizes that he’d shut down his true self, he begins the most difficult part of his journey — the one that could take him to Daniel and to happiness.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-713-1

Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/514656

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have read a couple of books by Erin before and was quite pleased by them. This particular story comes off so damn real and I could actually see it happens. Although I would like Danny more, I do feel bad for what Alex went through.

Alex and his friends needed a roommate, but he had not expected Daniel. Alex definitely had an attitude to the poor guy. He comes off as a mean homophobe but he has secrets that made him the way he was. The problem was every time he saw Daniel he was turned the hell on.

Daniel was a damn good teacher who needed a new place to live. So when he was offered a room, he jumped at the chance. He was definitely thinking of changing his mind. The one man who turned him on, acted like he was the bad guy. Things needed to change, that is for sure.

I was quite pleased with the story. Although it does come off a bit dry to me. It needed something to spice it up a bit. Normally a good story can captivate me, but this particular book did not keep my attention like it should have. So that was the only true part that disappointed me. Other than that it was a damn good story with wonderful characters.

It was a change of pace for me. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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

Art Theft 101 by Edward Kendrick

25438573Title: Art Theft 101
Series: NA
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (159 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (May 17th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Vampire Philip Archer and his team of successful art thieves — Black Panther shifter Duff, ghost Rob, and Duff’s human girlfriend Liddy — are asked by the handsome Ian Croft, a potential client, to break with tradition and rescue a kidnapped child. When the caper turns out rather differently than expected, Philip is bitterly reminded why he has remained single for so long.

Yet, surrounded as he is by loving friends, he is not desperate. This is why, when he meets the newly-made vampire Ephram, he suppresses his attraction and focuses on being a mentor to the Fledgling.
Ephram was turned by Virgil Ionescu, an ancient vampire known for casting off his Children before they are ready. Living off the streets, Ephram’s future is precarious until he meets Philip. Ephram is immediately attracted to Philip and only too happy to be taken under his wing and taught the skills of surviving in modern New Orleans.
But Philip keeps secrets. Ephram can sense it, but he can’t penetrate the thousand-year-old Philip’s reserve. What will Ephram do when he discovers the big secret his new group of friends is keeping from him? Will his love for Philip trump all, or will he betray them? And, to complicate matters, Ionescu arrives unexpectedly in town, coming to check on his Child.

ISBN: 9781611527797

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1434&zenid=DjlXuSyc1hMcUUKJjae3n3

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Stealing art can be an easy job if you have special powers. It’s even easier of each of your partners has these skills as well. Bring in Phillip Archer a vampire, Rob a ghost, Duff a shifter and Liddy, Duff’s human girlfriend and getaway driver. You have a merry band of misfit or should I say people with some awesome superpowers.

The story had good premise and the characters were very well-developed and intriguing. The plot was a bit lacking for me since it seems to have several small stories that weren’t really connected and a few scenes that led nothing to the story. I will say the interaction between these friends and the character development were enough for me to enjoy the story. I loved the addition of Ephram to round out the team and give a romantic interest to Phillip.

The sex is mild, but good. You get one or two basic sex scenes, then the rest is hinted out or off the page. So if you’re looking for a very steamy story this isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a fun, vampire/shifter story that is unique, a little suspense, and good character interaction this is definitely for you.

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

The City PI and the Country Cop by Edward Kendrick

1c484b63e8f346a127b0b456a56dae3d8ef431acTitle: The City PI and the Country Cop
Series: N/A
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Mystery Erotic Romance
Length: Novel (193 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC (March 22nd 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: A murder in a small Colorado town closely resembles unsolved crimes committed by a serial killer almost thirty years ago. Private investigator Teague Donovan learns of the recent murder and is instantly drawn to the case, because one of the victims in the past was his best friend, and he is determined to bring the killer to justice.

Hoyt Newman, the detective in charge of the most recent case, is none too happy with Teague’s interfering. At least not until a second homeless boy is tortured and killed. As the two men work together, they begin to develop an interest in each other — one that seems fated not to come to fruition since Teague is city, through and through, and Hoyt is definitely country to the core.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-751-3

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1400

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Once more Edward has written a book that is off the charts and perfect. If there was a way for me to give it more than five stars I would do it. You get sexy men, men with guns, deranged killers, hot sex, action, dangerous situations and pure heat. Although I wasn’t so sure that I was not going to kill Teague myself. Sometimes the older you get the weirder you get.

Teague had been best friends with Chris and had the start of a relationship that is until Chris’s aunt found out. The bitch kicked Chris out and he ended up staying with Teague till graduation. Then he decided to leave. No one had heard from him, until two years ago when his body was finally identified. He had been murdered. Teague wanted to get the killer but until recently there had not been one that matched it. A few murders and then twenty years with zip, now the murders are starting again. He knew he had to get the detective in charge to recognize that it is a copycat serial killer. What he had not expected was the attraction to Hoyt.

Hoyt was a top country cop with an attitude. He didn’t much care to have someone stepping on his toes but damn Teague was out of this world sexy. He seemed to know what he wanted how to get it. Teague was a top-notch private investigator that owned his own company in the city. Now all they had to do is to catch the killer of young gay homeless men. Then the heat gets hotter for them both and they have to figure out how to make a relationship work with thirteen hours between them either way.

Now this is one story that I hope has a sequel or a book two because damn it was good. I also got a kick out of the kid that works for Teague. Keir is one young man who was a bratty matchmaker as well as an undercover agent. I loved him even though he was in and out of the story. You can tell within the first paragraph how well the story is going to go and if the author put their heart into it, and this would be one of those stories.

I had a blast with this story and would recommend it. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more. I think of all the romances and mysteries this one is my favorite. I do love a good book but when you have a story that has so meat to it is sold. Then you add in two men who carry guns and I am there. It was amazing and I cannot wait to read the next story Edward puts out.

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

The Courage to Heal by Hunter Frost

25438574Title: The Courage to Heal
Series: N/A
Author: Hunter Frost
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (May 17, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Former U.S. Army Sergeant Wade Carter returned from Afghanistan a broken man. Permanently injured and weighed down with PTSD, his scars run deeper than flesh and bone. When his regular physical therapist is taken ill, the sexy replacement doctor has Wade wishing he’d touch much more of his body than his busted leg.

Dr. Jesse Okenah isn’t a beginner when it comes to working with veterans, but his new patient stirs up feelings that go beyond professional. It’s Wade’s wounded soul. More than his mangled leg that needs TLC in order for him to live a healthy, fulfilling life again. Jesse just needs to figure out how to deliver that care to the stubborn vet without crossing a line — and losing his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-780-3

Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/538046

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is one of those stories that hit you close to home. Especially if you have had a love one who served in the military. We always hope that they come home safe but for those who do not we pray for the pain they feel. Not only do they come home physically hurt but emotionally and mentally. They have to go through PTSD and sometimes it comes close to suicide or homicide. The pain they feel you feel.

Wade was a sergeant in the military and he came home with a damaged leg. He also suffered from PTSD, nightmares, pain and anger, also fear. He had an appointment with a doctor and you can tell right off the bat that he is angry at everyone. A gentle doctor came out to check on him and did more for him then anyone else could. He took the time to show him that he was worth it all. Jesse was amazed by the gorgeous man in front of him, and knew he was falling in love with his new patient.

I had a blast reading this story and would definitely recommend it to everyone. You might beware that at some parts of it might have you in tears. It is a great story but I do wish it had been longer. However for as short as it was, it gave you what you needed.

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

The Demons of Whitechapel by Leska Beikircher

91JVj8d93QL._SL1500_Title: The Demons of Whitechapel
Series: N/A
Author: Leska Beikircher
Genre: Mystery / Paranormal
Length: Novella (131 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (March 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Simon Stark returns to Whitechapel in east London as a Detective Inspector in Homicide. But Simon fears fieldwork and interacting with a team, because he has a few … issues. He is severely OCD and voices in his head keep him pinned down to the Rules by which he must live his life.

In his experience, people dislike him, and the feeling is mutual. Simon expects resentment, especially from Detective Sergeant Ralph Golding, who’s been leading the team since the death of their previous inspector. But to his surprise, the team warms up quickly to him.

Now Simon has to deal with the growing attraction between himself and Ralph while the Rules forbid such unprofessional behavior. And when the demons living under Whitechapel begin to manifest, Simon has to face bigger dangers than just the voices in his head.

ISBN: 978-1-61152-746-9

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_93&products_id=1395

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: The relationship between Ralph and Simon is very slow building. Simon has multiple issues to deal with. Things like OCD and what he calls “The Rules”. These rules state how he lives his life and interacts with the world and the people in it. Plus there are things going on in Whitechapel, things like voices and knocking.

Not everyone hears them, but Simon does. And they tell him things, things about the murder cases Simon and his team get.
Ralph is directly below Simon on the team, but he becomes a steadying influence on Simon. He also has an adoptive daughter who hears the knocking and knows things. He knows how to deal with Simon and accepts his weird quirks. Over time as he gets closer to Simon, he starts to feel more for him. Something that turns into love.

From the murders they solve, to the crazy things that are going on in Whitechapel, this was an intense read. Whitechapel is known for the weirdness and death. Something is there, something that causes people to lose their minds and commit heinous acts. I still not sure what.

I was not excepting the type of story I received when I started reading. This was definitely well written and very intelligently so. Also very British. But it also left me feeling a little unsatisfied. I want to know what the Demons of Whitechapel are. I want to know why they are there. I want to know what they are doing.

I want to know more everything basically. And the ending leaves it wide open for another story. So I really hope there is another one.

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

Surviving by Edward Kendrick

A1frAskdM5L._SL1500_Title: Surviving
Series: NA
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (171 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (March 1st, 2015)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When Terry and Kel Coleman run from their abusive father, they end up in Denver. The day they arrive, they meet three street kids named Rudy, Snap, and Josie. The brothers move into the trio’s squat where Rudy and the others teach Terry and Kel the ins-and-outs of survival on the streets. While that happens, Terry and Rudy are drawn to each other and begin a tentative relationship.

Then Kel is almost kidnapped by a man sent by his father to bring him home. Forced to leave their squat to keep Kel safe, they turn to a local pastor for help. Thanks to the pastor, the five young people may find hope for their future — if they can survive the present. In the process, can the budding relationship between Terry and Rudy survive, or will it be torn apart by the life they’re forced to live

ISBN: 9781611527315

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1377

Reviewer: Cat

Review: Terry and his younger brother Kelly have lived in fear and abuse by their father all their lives, Terry taking the beatings for Kelly. Once Kel turned 16, Terry had enough and they packed a bag and ran away to Colorado thinking it would be far enough away that their father couldn’t find them.

They had no idea what to do or where to go. They did know they didn’t want to sell their body or drugs, but that was as far as they had thought it out. At the Mall they meet a group of kids asking for change and decide to ask them how to survive the streets.

Snap, Josie and Rudy have been on the streets mostly since being teens. They are a close-knit group and haven’t wanted to take others in with them but after meeting these two boys they decide to make an exception and teach them how to survive.

This is a very well done story of street life. It isn’t the typical all kids on the streets are thugs, druggies or prostitutes. This shows that some are out there just to get away from a terrible life or have been tossed out like yesterday’s trash and are trying to survive without being one of the above statistics.

I love how Edward fills his story with several characters, all intriguing and integral to the story instead of focusing on one main character, has an interesting plot, tosses in some mystery and some mild sex.

If you like young adult, street life, a little mystery, mild sex and a satisfying ending this is for you.

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

Wrong Side of the Law by Edward Kendrick

911-2yxIGzL._SL1500_Title: Wrong Side of the Law

Series: N/A

Author: Edward Kendrick

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (206 Pages)

Publisher: JMS Books LLC (Jan 25th 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Undercover cop Dan Hudson is framed for blackmail and kicked off the NOPD force. Enraged about that, and the fact that his lover refuses to stand by him, Dan moves to Denver, where he becomes Dirk Steele. He finds a job working for the Powells, who are pawnbrokers … and fences.

When he proposes to them that he put together a team to steal on demand for the Powells’ less than legitimate clients, a deal is struck and the team is formed. The team consists of Maverick, a thief; Tripp, a street kid who shoplifts to survive; and Fey, another street kid who is an excellent pickpocket and petty thief.

Now the question becomes, will the team succeed? And, equally important, will the attraction between Dirk, who has sworn off love, and Maverick — whose credo is only down and dirty sex — grow into something more? Or will they remain just ‘friends with benefits’?

Time will tell as the team takes on increasingly difficult jobs and a man from Dirk’s past shows up who could possibly throw a monkey wrench into the works.

ISBN: 9781507545225

Purchase Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1348

Reviewer: Cat

Review: There are times in life that being on the right side of the law isn’t the best place to be. No matter how good you are things can blow up. Dirk Steele finds this out the hard way when after two years of busting his butt undercover to bring down a corrupt businessman he finds himself framed. When even betrayed by his lover of 5 years he disappears moving far from New Orleans. He makes new friends and not knowing what else to do for a living but use his undercover skills he finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

This is a very good book. Even though it teaches bad ethics it is still a feel-good sort of story. Dirk was wronged and though he is now a leader of a theft ring he has gotten two young kids off the streets, and even saved an abused dog. So there is a balance there.

The story is lighthearted, and sweet with some moderately hot love scenes. There are several characters involved in this story and all with interesting storylines. There is a touch of mystery and intrigue as well. I will say that for me there was a few details left hanging that I would have like to seen wrapped up and a few things were just too easy but this is fiction and all in all the story was good. I see a little potential here for another book and hope that I am right!

If you like good cops gone bad, thieves, Ocean’s Eleven, lots of characters, sweet romance, moderate sex scenes and a very feel-good story this is a must!

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

For Rent or For Real by Terry O’Reilly

91rLrWf8t+L._SL1500_Title: For Rent or For Real
Series: N/A
Author: Terry O’Reilly
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (184 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (23 Nov 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: College student Ted Davis is desperate for money. Without a source of income he’ll be forced to quit school and return home to his homophobic stepfather who cut him off when he was caught fooling around with his best friend.

While working as a waiter, Ted meets suave, handsome Trace Morrison, who offers Ted a job as an escort. Ted is reluctant at first, as he doesn’t believe himself to be gay. However, when Trace seduces him, Ted realizes his stepfather’s assessment of him was correct.

Ted quickly discovers that working as an escort is not as glamorous or satisfying as it appears on the surface. He becomes disillusioned with his life as a rent boy and seeks to find a way out of his situation — to escape the world of shallow, impersonal sex to find a relationship that has real depth and meaning.

Will Ted be trapped in this life of sex for hire until he’s too old to attract the attention of the parade of rich and needy clients that rent his body to fulfill their fantasies? Or will his own fantasies of a real, loving and monogamous relationship be realized when someone from Ted’s past re-enters the picture?

ISBN: 9781611527001

Product Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=1342

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is an enjoyable, drama filled coming of age story which centres on young man, Ted, who is discovering and exploring his sexuality. He gets caught fooling around by his homophobic step father, who kicks Ted out onto the streets, though not before Ted is forced by his stepfather to attend one of those camps which apparently cure gay men. It is through here that Ted’s journey of self discovery takes off as we are introduced to more and more characters until Ted finds “the one”.

Like many young men in these sorts of stories, Ted becomes an escort after an encounter leads to a job offer better than the job as a waiter which would never cover his bills to make it through college. This part of the story becomes a bit “so, so”, it’s similar to many other stories in the same area. However, I did like the addition of the characters/subplot which served to be the source of Ted’s disillusionment. Quickly, it’s clear that he is no longer innocent, but rather jaded.

There are also another two characters who are also potential suitors for Ted. Both of them have the feel of innocence compared to Ted because of his work as an escort. The threads of plot that feature these guys are good, both guys are very different and their own stories are contrasting. It is also about this point where you may find yourself thinking: “Who is he going to finally find love with?”

This is a charmingly jaded coming of age story. Overall, the book is well-paced and the story comes together nicely at the end.

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