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Operation Better Tomorrow by Brandi Evans Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Brandi Evans popping in today to show off her new release Operation Better Tomorrow, we have a great exclusive excerpt for you to peek at and an awesome giveaway! So check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Operation Better Tomorrow

by

Brandi Evans

The interview of a lifetime.

When Aaron Strickland’s assigned to write a feature article on Caleb Douglas, the first openly gay soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, he’s over-the-moon. Meet a sexy, real-life hero? Yes, please. And in the weeks leading up to their interview, the former soldier becomes a recurring player in Aaron’s fantasies.

A man Caleb can’t forget.

Years earlier, lost in the throes of depression and PTSD after an ambush left his body and soul scarred, Caleb was on the brink of giving up when a magazine article changed his life forever—an article written by Aaron. Emerging from the depths of his pain, Operation Better Tomorrow—part homestead, part halfway house for those down on their luck—was born.

Tragedy lurking on the horizon.

As the days pass, Caleb and Aaron’s tragic pasts bind them in ways they aren’t prepared for, but it also leaves them vulnerable. Pushing forward means breaking down walls they’ve built to protect themselves, and just as they’re poised on the precipice of happiness, a darkness descends on the homestead, a hatred that will leave one man clinging to life and the other willing to risk everything to save him.

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Operation Better Tomorrow by Brandi Evans Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

Hi guys, we have Brandi Evans popping in today to show off the cover to her upcoming release Operation Better Tomorrow, we have a great excerpt for you to peek at so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Operation Better Tomorrow

by

Brandi Evans

The interview of a lifetime.

When Aaron Strickland’s assigned to write a feature article on Caleb Douglas, the first openly gay soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, he’s over-the-moon. Meet a sexy, real-life hero? Yes, please. And in the weeks leading up to their interview, the former soldier becomes a recurring player in Aaron’s fantasies.

A man Caleb can’t forget.

Years earlier, lost in the throes of depression and PTSD after an ambush left his body and soul scarred, Caleb was on the brink of giving up when a magazine article changed his life forever—an article written by Aaron. Emerging from the depths of his pain, Operation Better Tomorrow—part homestead, part halfway house for those down on their luck—was born.

Tragedy lurking on the horizon.

As the days pass, Caleb and Aaron’s tragic pasts bind them in ways they aren’t prepared for, but it also leaves them vulnerable. Pushing forward means breaking down walls they’ve built to protect themselves, and just as they’re poised on the precipice of happiness, a darkness descends on the homestead, a hatred that will leave one man clinging to life and the other willing to risk everything to save him.

Release date: 29th November 2016
Buy links coming soon

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Gryffon Hall by Alexis Duran

alexis-duran-gryffon-hall-cover-sTitle: Gryffon Hall

Author: Alexis Duran

Genre:  Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (156 pages)

Publisher: Loose ID (August 30, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Born the useless fourth son of the Lord of Glimmerveen, Wryler dreams of getting married and escaping the rustic confines of his father’s castle. A wealthy merchant’s son seems to hold the key to Wryler’s safe if somewhat dreary future. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger on the eve of Wryler’s betrothal sends his plans into disarray and Wryler finds himself traded off in marriage to one of the most notorious rogues in the land. 

Is Lord Aeric Rouchet the scoundrel he appears to be, or is he something much worse? Separated from his family and thrust into a strange and dangerous new life at the foreboding Gryffon Hall, Wryler must unravel the secret of his husband’s shadowed life and defeat the curse which threatens not only his growing affection for the barbarian in his bed, but the lives of everyone the Lord of Gryffon Hall is sworn to protect.

ISBN: 978-1-68252-188-5

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/gryffon-hall.html

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I really enjoyed the interactions between Wyler and Aeric. Wyler is basically given to Aeric in marriage at what Wryler thought would be his engagement announcement to another man. Aeric has a bad reputation among others due to his living on the edge of the forest and tales of vicious creatures.

We are lead into a mystery of who exactly Aeric is and what happened to others that have disappeared. Aeric was an amazing creature that I loved reading about but was missing crucial details. Along with supernatural creatures in abundance there is also Wryler’s unhappiness at being pawned off by his father.

I really wanted to love this story but there were many details that I wanted to know that were missing. For instance what exactly happened to Aeric when Rumple had him? During the interesting parts the story seemed rushed to me. 

All in all it was a good read but could have been so much better.

Gryffon Hall by Alexis Duran Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Alexis Duran popping in with her new release Gryffon Hall, we have a great exclusive excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link ~Pixie~

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Gryffon Hall

by

Alexis Duran

Born the useless fourth son of the Lord of Glimmerveen, Wryler dreams of getting married and escaping the rustic confines of his father’s castle. A wealthy merchant’s son seems to hold the key to Wryler’s safe if somewhat dreary future. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger on the eve of Wryler’s betrothal sends his plans into disarray and Wryler finds himself traded off in marriage to one of the most notorious rogues in the land.

Is Lord Aeric Rouchet the scoundrel he appears to be, or is he something much worse? Separated from his family and thrust into a strange and dangerous new life at the foreboding Gryffon Hall, Wryler must unravel the secret of his husband’s shadowed life and defeat the curse which threatens not only his growing affection for the barbarian in his bed, but the lives of everyone the Lord of Gryffon Hall is sworn to protect.

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Just A Week by Jena Wade Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jena Wade popping in today with her new release Just a Week, we have a great exclusive excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Just A Week

by

Jena Wade

Just a week is not enough time to fall in love, but Fate doesn’t care. Seth’s carefully crafted plan for how his life will go doesn’t include falling in love with a guy in his horrible hometown. He wants to start a new life anywhere but at home. Until Maddox storms in with his multi-colored hair and carefree attitude.

Long distance relationships don’t work and Seth isn’t into gambling with his future. But the more time he spends with Maddox, the more he’s willing to throw caution to the wind. Now his plan for the rest of his life has been turned upside down and seems to include things Seth never thought possible, including a lifetime of happiness in his hometown.

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Just A Week by Jena Wade Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jena Wade popping in today with her new release Just a Week, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Just A Week

by

Jena Wade

Just a week is not enough time to fall in love, but Fate doesn’t care. Seth’s carefully crafted plan for how his life will go doesn’t include falling in love with a guy in his horrible hometown. He wants to start a new life anywhere but at home. Until Maddox storms in with his multi-colored hair and carefree attitude.

Long distance relationships don’t work and Seth isn’t into gambling with his future. But the more time he spends with Maddox, the more he’s willing to throw caution to the wind. Now his plan for the rest of his life has been turned upside down and seems to include things Seth never thought possible, including a lifetime of happiness in his hometown.

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Lay a Ghost by Jane Davit and Alexa Snow, Boxed Set

jdas_boxset_layingaghostTitle:  Laying a Ghost, Box Set

Series: Laying a Ghost

Author: Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Length: 495 pages

Publisher: Loose Id Publishing (2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

ISBN: 978-1-68252-072-7

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/laying-a-ghost-boxed-set.html?___SID=U

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This book is a combination of three different stories involving Nick and John. It tells of their meeting and how they fell in love. It also talks about the gift of seeing spirits and helping them go on their way.

You will also get to see Josh and find out a bit about him.

I wasn’t sure about it at first, but my attention was caught. It has a serious tone to it but there is some humor to it that makes it a better read for me.

6520256Laying a Ghost ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts 

When John McIntyre sees Nick Kelley step off the island ferry, he’s instantly attracted, and fairly certain that he knows what Nick is keeping secret, because he’s been doing it himself for years. When he discovers Nick’s real secret he’s drawn into a world he never knew existed, one haunted by grief and guilt and ghosts. In the shadowed world of the spirits, Nick’s power is all that the ghosts have to help them. But Nick is still mourning the death of his lover in an accident he believes he caused, and John’s determined to keep their relationship secret.

 It’s going to take a lot more than attraction and really good sex to solve their problems but will they be lucky? Or will one week be all they have before they’re left alone again?

John has always hidden what he truly was from his family. They lived in a small town that was not as progressive as they should be. Only his best friends new that he was gay. So things changed when Nick shows up.

Nick came to Scotland after his family passed. His uncle, who he had never met, left his mother the home in Scotland. After his partner’s death, he had to get away. You see he has one big secret, he sees ghosts.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this. The title is a bit strange so I was a bit leery of taking it on. However once I started I couldn’t put the story down. It was fascinating and a bit freaky. Poor Nick not only sees them but hears them, so he must help them to go forward. This story was fun to read and I can’t wait to get started on the next book. However I must say that I would love to smack the shit out of his mother.

6520312Giving Up the Ghost ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts 

Most of the people in Florida are soaking up the sun. Nick and John are dealing with a plane crash, a gold-digger, a reporter with an eye on more than a good story, and some startling revelations about Nick’s family.

And that’s before the ghosts from the crash get angry with Nick, the one person who can hear them.

They’re struggling with their relationship when the trip begins — sex works, sex works well; it’s the other stuff that’s a problem. Getting away seemed like a good way to work things out. But this is one getaway that might leave John and Nick wishing they’d stayed at home.

Or it might be just what they needed to find out that home is where the heart is.

I do have to say that the titles are just bizarre but the stories are pretty cool. In this one John feels Nick is bored, but the truth is something else is going on. Nick has been having dreams and can’t figure them out. That is until he gets a phone call about a father he hadn’t seen in many years.

They end up in Florida dealing with his father’s crazy ass girlfriend, who is nothing more than a gold digging hussy. Also a reporter who recognizes him and many ghost. Then he finds out that he has a little brother. It would seem his little brother has a gift of his own, but it isn’t seeing ghosts.

This one was just as much fun as the first one, although these two really need to work on their communication. I almost gave up on John in the beginning but he redeemed himself really fast. I had a lot of fun with this and can’t wait to get started on the next story.

6520355Walking the Dead ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts 

When your lover can speak to ghosts and his half-brother can read minds, you get used to life being a step away from normal. But when angry ghosts take over the bodies of the living, seeking revenge for their centuries-old murders, even John and Nick have trouble coping.

Teenaged angst, pushy tourists, and the dead walking… If they want the peaceful summer they’d planned, they’re going to have to fight for it.

Side by side.

Nick’s brother Josh is now nineteen and coming for a visit. John’s niece is having difficulties with her mother and invites Josh to a camp fire down by the ocean. Ghost stories are told. There are rumors of two men being killed in the caves. So they decide to see what the cave looks like. But two teenagers inadvertently free their spirits. The men were angry at being killed. They say they were innocent but plan revenge.

Even John and Nick are having trouble trying to help these two men find peace. On the flip side the guys are doing amazing together and their love is stronger than ever. Dealing with mean spirits and two teenagers is just about as fun as the day is young.

I loved this story and can’t wait to see what else this amazing author has out. I think if I had Nick and Josh’s gifts I would go nuts. Although Josh’s does sound a bit more fun.

Overall

This was one amazing book. I wasn’t sure if I would like it because of the ghost but it was told with such a flare that I enjoyed the whole thing. It has a lot of different feelings going on that my attention definitely didn’t waiver a bit from this book. I even gave up dinner to finish it, it was that entertaining.

I would definitely recommend this book.

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Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses by Heloise West

Heloise West - Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses CoverTitle: Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses

Series: Heart and Haven 02

Author: Heloise West

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (282pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-68252-112-0

Publisher: Loose Id (19th April 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: When Hunter and Alex (formally Shawn) are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is gorgeous, the first to have marriage equality, and the Sabans are the nicest people on earth. There’s lots of rum poolside for relaxing and a room with a mirror on the ceiling for passion. Hot karaoke nights, cold beer, and new friends.

Their new friends Orfeo and Max, and Max’s sister Talisha, confide a troubling secret, and, of course, Alex and Hunter want to help. As a hurricane bears down on them, a dead body surfaces, and then a purple backpack loaded with stolen jewels. The jewel thief Derek Boyd wants his boyfriend and his stolen jewels back at any cost and a Russian mobster wants his wife’s jewels returned…

Alex and Hunter’s vacation paradise just turned into hell on earth.

Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/send-lawyers-guns-and-roses.html

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

We first met Hunter and Alex (was Shawn) in Hitting Black Ice and now we re-join them in  another action packed adventure when all they are trying to do is enjoy a holiday. Even though the guys thought the past was behind them it becomes apparent that not everything was tied off neatly when a surprising twist is revealed. Hunter handles the news badly and after Alex has a brush with a couple of dangerous bar customers they really need a holiday.

Their holiday gets off to a great start, relaxing and just being together while Alex catches up with childhood friends, but a couple of their new friends are acting suspiciously. The truth comes out and with a hurricane bearing down on them trouble heads their way, and Hunter and Alex take it into their own hands to protect their friends from the jewel thief who wants his boyfriend and his jewels back… and the Russian mobster who is determined to get his wife’s jewels back at any cost.   

This is a fantastic story that has action and danger raining down on Hunter and Alex, try as they might they just can’t avoid it but they face the danger head on. Their relationship grows stronger and their love deeper as they face the trials that life throws them, it’s a bit of a bumpy ride but they come out stronger the other side with more hope for a future.

Heloise West has written a story that you are never quite sure what will happen next, it surprises at turns and has you eagerly turning pages as Hunter and Alex’s adventures unfold… and yes it is an adventure because that’s the only way that I could describe their life together. I loved reading this book and losing myself in the story, it held my attention from the first page and while the ending is great I was still sad to have come to the end of the story.

I recommend this to those readers who love everyday guys stumbling across danger, who love a couple whose relationship grows at every turn, who love twists and surprises and the bad guys getting what’s coming to them and an ending that makes you smile.

Dragons Don’t Bite in RPG’S by Nina S. Gooden

nsg_dragonsdontbiteinrpgsTitle: Dragons Don’t Bite in RPG’S

Series:  N/A

Author: Nina S. Gooden

Genre: Fantasy & Paranormal, Shapeshifters

Length: 184 pages

Publisher: Loose Id (July 17, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Ian McAdams has spent his entire life developing a game that is finally getting picked up by an international distributor. Unfortunately, the celebration is brought to a violent end when he wakes up with a hangover from hell and a strange tattoo—the mark of the Yellow Dragon.

Ian is kidnapped by the mysterious—and devastatingly gorgeous—Huojin, a dragon in the middle of a celestial war that Ian is officially a pawn of. All Ian wants to do is get back to his tabletops but with dog-demons and flying hands lined up to destroy him, his best bet is with melts-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-hands Huojin.

Huojin wants nothing to do with the human who seems to have tapped into the Yellow Dragon’s power. The human makes Huojin burn with thoughts he has no right to have—not with the blood on his hands.

Ian will have to brave the kind of danger that could leave someone at the bottom of a river in order to get his life back to normal. But after spending time with the troubled Huojin, he might just find that there are some pleasures worth the bruises.

ISBN: 978-1-62300-954-0

Product Link:  http://www.loose-id.com/dragons-don-t-bite-in-rpgs.html

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I didn’t understand what the title of this book had to with the story. It seemed like maybe the author did it as a way of catching people’s attention to read the story. It threw me off as I started reading and was waiting for the connection but there was none. Aside from that the story itself was entertaining.

Ian is excited when a game he developed gets picked up by a company. Afterwards he is kidnapped and when he comes to he meets Houjin. I found it humorous that Houjin wants nothing to do with Ian even though he feels things for the man.

These two were cute as Ian wants the handsome Houjin but Houjin holds him at arm’s length. It was an interesting read as the author draws you into Houjin world and we see the circumstances of why he is troubled. I liked the way that even though Ian wants to go home he also wants to help Houjin.

Good read.

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

Darker Space by Lisa Henry

lh_darkerspaceTitle: Darker Space

Series:  Dark Space, #2

Author: Lisa Henry

Genre: Science Fiction/ Space Opera/ BDSM/ Fetish

Length: 228 pages

Publisher: Loose ID (October 13, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Brady Garrett is back on Earth. He’s living with his partner Cam and they’re raising his sister Lucy together. Life is better than some feral reffo from Kopa has any right to hope, and Brady knows it. He’s even grateful for it, most of the time. He loves Cam, even though he’s afraid that he’s not good enough for him, and he’s still having nightmares about the alien Faceless.

Cameron Rushton loved being a pilot once, and he still feels the pull of the starlight. He’s building a life with Brady now, and with Lucy. Life is good, even if it’s not without its complications. Both Brady and Cam are dealing with the endless cycle of interviews, tests, and questions that the military hierarchy hopes will reveal the secrets of the aliens who could very easily destroy humanity. They have each other though, and together they’re making it work.

But from out in the black, Kai-Ren is still watching and everything Brady and Cam think they’ve won, they stand to lose all over again.

ISBN: 978-1-68252-023-9

Product Link:  http://www.loose-id.com/darker-space.html

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the second book in Dark Space.

I have to say I loved the entire book. It was great to see how Brady works through things throughout. Then Cam and Brady’s connection is restored only to discover it’s not quite right.

It was mind-boggling how well and deep this story takes the reader into understanding how the mind works in regards to relationships, tense situations, etc. I was impressed by how well the story flowed smoothly and the details throughout.

Intense, yet powerful. This book packs quite a punch. It keeps you reading until the very end.

The only thing I found I did not like was the cliffhanger at the end, as I have not heard anything about a third book. I certainly hope there will be though, if not for anything else to answer questions that were unanswered.

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

Assassins in Love 2: Assassins Love People Too by S.C. Wynne

scwynne_assassinslovepeopletooTitle: Assassins Love People Too

Series: Assassins in Love, #2

Author: S.C. Wynne

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 123 pages

Publisher: Loose Id (March 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Dillon Carter’s boyfriend, Marc Francis, is a paid assassin. That little fact makes having a normal relationship very complicated. Especially when there are people out there in the big bad spy world who hate Marc so much the last thing they want is him to end up happy.

Obsessive enemies, ex-lovers and poisoned espresso do nothing to make Marc and Dillon’s trip to Italy relaxing. In fact, they’ll be lucky if they survive at all.

ISBN: 978-1-68252-104-5

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/assassins-in-love-2-assassins-love-people-too.html

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: There are not many books out there that involve the same couple that can keep my attention for very long. Maybe it is the assassin part, or the danger and excitement, or even the sexy men involved but this is one of my favorite mystery series. There is just something about how this author not only gives you a world that is captivating but characters that are close to the heart. Although I do wish I could find one of my own.

Marc is a sexy assassin who at one time had his lover in his own crosshairs, now he would do everything in his power to keep his man safe. There is so many out there that wants to end his life that they are always running for safety it would seem. A romantic trip to Italy was supposed to bring them together but they are in danger once more.

These two take miscommunication to a whole new level. Marc is not very sociable whereas Dillon is very friendly and loving. Dillon has problems with the inability to figure out the man he loves.

I absolutely have a blast reading their stories which for me is saying something. I do not much care for books that continually have a cliff hanger at the end not the fact that the same romantic couple is involved.

However with the way this book just comes across, I could read about these guys all day and every day.

This is one of those series that I would definitely read more than once. I had so much fun reading this and would recommend reading it. It is so action packed and fast paced that you wouldn’t be bored at all.

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

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses by Heloise West Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Heloise West visiting today with her new release Bring Lawyers, Guns, and Roses, Heloise answers a couple of questions for us, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Bring Lawyers, Guns and Roses

(Heart and Haven 02)
by

Heloise West

When Hunter and Alex are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is gorgeous, the first to have marriage equality, and the Sabans are the nicest people on earth.

There’s lots of rum poolside for relaxing and a room with a mirror on the ceiling for passion. Hot karaoke nights, cold beer, and new friends. 

But their new friends Orfeo and Max, and Max’s sister Talisha, share a troubling secret. Alex and Hunter want to help. As a hurricane bears down on them, a dead body surfaces, and a purple backpack loaded with stolen jewels leads a pair of dangerous men to the island.

Alex would rather poke his own eyes out with a pointy stick than call on his old enemy Nick Truman for help; he’d also do anything to keep Hunter out of danger. But even his nemesis can’t reach them now.

Once again, they only have each other to depend on as their paradise is about to become hell on earth.

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Assassins Love People Too by S.C. Wynne Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have S.C. Wynne and her new release Assassins Love People Too, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Assassins Love People Too

(Assassins In Love 02)
by

S.C. Wynne

Dillon Carter’s boyfriend, Marc Francis, is a paid assassin. That little fact makes having a normal relationship very complicated. Especially when there are people out there in the big bad spy world who hate Marc so much the last thing they want is him to end up happy.

Obsessive enemies, ex-lovers and poisoned espresso do nothing to make Marc and Dillon’s trip to Italy relaxing. In fact, they’ll be lucky if they survive at all.

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Between the Frescoes by Kay Berrisford

kb_betweenthefrescoesTitle: Between the Frescoes

Series: N/A

Author:  Kay Berrisford

Genre:  Contemporary

Length:  149 pages

Publisher:  Loose Id (September 9th, 2014)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts

Blurb: UK grad student Mark is taking a huge step in his life. After years of suffering from anxiety and depression, he’s summoned the courage to travel to Florence and give his first public lecture. Distraction from his nerves comes in the unexpected form of Doug, an American guy who sweeps him up into a whirlwind romance on the journey to Italy. But after a scorching one-night stand, Mark discovers Doug is not just a fellow student, but a fierce rival, and everything falls apart.

Doug is studying in Europe, but his commitments are back on the other side of the Atlantic. He’s attracted to Mark yet soon decides Mark’s hang-ups and competitiveness are more than he can handle. The idea of a holiday fling sours further when he hears his younger brother has gone missing. He just wants to get home to Minnesota and be with his mom.

But the magic of Italy keeps pulling Mark and Doug back together. As the passion between them rises, they must find a way to put aside their enmity and help each other through their troubles —a difficult journey, even in the most romantic city in the world.

ISBN:  9781623004958

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/between-the-frescoes.html

Reviewer:  Kenna

Review:  I enjoyed the hell out of this book.  The blurb was intriguing to me.  I love the whole enemies to lovers trope.  I also love stories that are short, sweet, and to the point.  Boy meets boy.  Boy likes boy.  Boy and boy get hot and heavy.  Boy has issues with boy.  Boy and Boy make up.  So, “Between the Frescoes” made me a very happy woman.

The summary is pretty simple.  Two men meet in an airport and discover they’re heading to the same conference in Italy.  Mark has been holed up doing nothing but pursuing his advanced education.  He’s written a paper about his research he’s quite proud of.

One of the reasons he’s closed himself off from the world is his depression, anxiety, and sadness over a humiliating review of his work several years back.  He bears a hatred of this man, but he’s decided it’s time to get out in the world. Doug is heading to Italy to present a paper about HIS work as well.  He feels an instant connection with Mark, just as Mark felt connected with him.

They get to know each other a bit on the long flight, and by the time they get to Italy, Mark has offered to let Doug stay in the apartment he’s rented because Doug will be too late to get to his hotel.

The story really takes off from there.  Mark and Doug are SO hot together.  Their first makeout session was fantastic, and it only get better from there.  Yes, there was the inevitable conflict, but the resolution came about quickly enough I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the angst.  The background characters were well written and contributed to the book, rather than detract from it.

The bad guys were sufficiently bad, and the good guys (or girls) were awesome.  Other than Mark and Doug, the best character was Italy itself.  It’s obvious Kay Berrisford has been there herself, or at least done a LOT of research.  Her descriptions of the locations were vibrant and detailed.  I could close my eyes, and I could “see” in my mind what was happening.

All in all, this is an excellent read.  As I mentioned, it was short and sweet.  I read it in a little over and hour, and I was very satisfied with it.

I highly recommend you pick this one up.

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Cold-Hearted Concept by Whitley Grey

wg_cold_hearted_conceptTitle: Cold-Hearted Concept
Series: Concept, #2
Author: Whitley Grey
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 481 pages
Publisher: Loose Id (December 29th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Detective Beck Stryker has a lot to juggle: his long-distance relationship with FBI profiler Zach Littman, the family issues of cop widow Marybeth Halliday and her two boys, and the ups and downs of being out and proud. To top it off, Beck must work with his closeted ex-lover Van on the case of a skeleton discovered in the woods.

FBI profiler Dr. Zach Littman has been working on an exit strategy for months. Every time he’s on the brink of resigning, Minneapolis Unit Director Sands comes up with “one more case,” one that only Zach can manage. It’s a situation that frustrates Beck. Zach has promised he’ll leave the FBI and profiling behind—as soon as his Colorado medical license comes through. It may be easier said than done. Zach has reservations about uprooting his life and moving to Denver.

A killer leaves a grisly invitation insisting Zach participate in a deadly game, the rules of which are known only to the psychopath. It’s clear taking out Zach is on the killer’s to-do list, and he won’t stop until it’s done. Beck and Zach must capture the killer before the psychopath finds Zach and declares Game Over.

ISBN: 978-1-68252-047-5

Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/coldhearted-concept.html

Reviewer: Portia

Review: Since I’m guessing that OMFG is not enough of a review, I’ll try to briefly state why I loved this book, without sounding too fan girl.

For those of you who follow my reviews, you know that Romantic Suspense is my absolute favorite genre. In my humble opinion, there is nothing better than a tight mystery wrapped around a steamy love affair. Whitley Grey has done just that…in spades.

Now, the worst way to mess up a good mystery is to let me figure out the bad guys too early. Unfortunately, now that I do most of my reading on a Kindle, I can’t just skip to the end of the book.

The plotting of Cold-Hearted Concept is absolutely perfect. I was guessing until the end. There are plenty of clues, but just as many red herrings.

And of course, every good romantic suspense, need a great leading couple. Zach and Beck are soooo it. Both men are strong and good at their jobs. Both question if being together is worth all the changes and sacrifices that each must make.

In the end, both the romance and the suspense left me satisfied.

Highly recommending.

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