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The Twelve Days of Hipster by Raine O’Tierney

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Series:  The Avona Tales 02

Author: Raine O’Tierney

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Novel (240 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 19, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: Last Christmas, Tyler Lang accidentally accepted David Griffith’s invitation for dinner. Yes, it was an accident. See, hipster (don’t call him that!) Tyler doesn’t date guys, and even if he did, he certainly doesn’t date jocks. A rude and hasty exit right when the date was getting good left things awkward between them.

David Griffith isn’t really a jock. Well, he’s a former athlete who loves sports, but “jock” has a certain connotation that doesn’t quite fit the intelligent, hardworking store owner. A jock wouldn’t have given Tyler Lang the time of day. But even after that little, ahem, stunt with the fire escape, David can’t stop thinking about the hipster a year later. Which would be fine if fate didn’t keep butting her nose into their business, making it impossible for the jock and the hipster to avoid each other this Christmas.

A hilarious holiday romp, set to the music of the Winter Sounds.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-127-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-12-days-of-hipster-by-raine-otierney-7901-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: In this sequel to Bowl Full of Cherries Tyler Lang learns not to judge a book by its cover, sometimes there is more there than meets the eye. A year ago Tyler accepts a date with David. But leaves via the fire escape shortly after arriving and explaining he is not interested. Now a year later the two meet again via his twin Rell and a party. What follows is a heart-warming tale of learning about one’s self and a whole lot of drama as the two progress the ups and downs of a relationship.

This story is actually about two couples. Tyler and David, and Rell and Crowley from the first book. Well written with some funny scenes that had me laughing. As well as some soul searching on Tyler’s part as to what he really wants. The side characters were a hoot and added an extra layer to the book.

I enjoyed reading about Tyler and his eye opening moments as he struggles with his feelings for David. David is consistent in his feelings for Tyler as waits Tyler out. This is a really good emotional read that grabs at the heart strings. 

This story is a great addition to the series.

The Twelve Days of Hipster by Raine O’Tierney Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps! We have Raine O’Tierney popping in today with her upcoming release The Twelve Days of Hipster, we have a brilliant guest post from Raine, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so guys check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Twelve Days of Hipster

(The Avona Tales 02)
by

Raine O’Tierney

The 12 Days of Hipster

(Sequel to Bowl Full of Cherries)

Last Christmas, Tyler Lang accidentally accepted David Griffith’s invitation for dinner. Yes, it was an accident. See, hipster (don’t call him that!) Tyler doesn’t date guys, and even if he did, he certainly doesn’t date jocks. A rude and hasty exit right when the date was getting good left things awkward between them.

David Griffith isn’t really a jock. Well, he’s a former athlete who loves sports, but “jock” has a certain connotation that doesn’t quite fit the intelligent, hardworking store owner. A jock wouldn’t have given Tyler Lang the time of day. But even after that little, ahem, stunt with the fire escape, David can’t stop thinking about the hipster a year later. Which would be fine if fate didn’t keep butting her nose into their business, making it impossible for the jock and the hipster to avoid each other this Christmas.

A hilarious holiday romp, set to the music of the Winter Sounds.

 Release date: 19th December 2016

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Where The Grass Is Greener by Raine O’Tierney & Debbie McGowan Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Raine O’Tierney & Debbie McGowan visiting today with their newest release Where The Grass Is Greener, we have a brief chat with Raine & Debbie, there’s a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Where The Grass Is Greener

(Seeds of Tyrone 02)
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Raine O’Tierney & Debbie McGowan

Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward?

That’s the question Seamus Williams must face when he gets a late night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again.

“I miss you, Shay.”

Chancey Bo Clearwater is a cowboy through and through. He spends his days finding work on whatever ranch will take him and his nights at the pool hall. He’s always done what needed doing and never thought much about what he wanted. ’Til that drunken night with Seamus.

A world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean. On one side there’s Chancey’s daughter who mood swings from angel to demon in two seconds flat; on the other there’s the new lodger, hogging Shay’s telly and his cornflakes, and making private Skype time hard to come by. 

Is this relationship doomed before it ever begins? Or can a surprise announcement from Seamus’s brother be enough to help the two find their second chance?

Where the Grass is Greener features Seamus Williams – the older brother of Patrick from Leaving Flowers.

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All That Shimmers by Raine O’Tierney

AllThatShimmersLGTitle: All That Shimmers
Series: Piece Us Back Together
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (90 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 6th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Beau Bell is a former Olympic hopeful, left paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident. He has every reason in the world to be pissed off and miserable, yet he’s training for the Paralympics Men’s 100m—S6 division. The chair? Just a part of who he is now. Beau’s attitude is golden. If only he could contend with this one little issue: errant erections and no way to relieve them!

Nikša Meríc is a lonely scientist and really bad poet living underneath the old building where he does his research. Every night he watches his neighbor through his basement window as he undresses in his wheelchair. Although there is no apparent reason for Nikša to be unhappy, he’s struggled with depression his whole life and has tried to kill himself on multiple occasions.

When Beau proposes that his “voyeur” come over and help him experiment with the erections he can’t actually feel, the relationship they build is a sexual one. But the relationship they need is one that will heal each other’s heart as well.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-077-5

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6340

Reviewer: Cat

Review: All That Shimmers is from the anthology (collection) PieceUsBackTogetherLGPiece Us Back Together. These stories can all be read separate and standalone beautifully

All That Shimmers is a very riveting story about an Olympic swimmer that is now a paraplegic. Beau is strong and even though he is paralyzed from the waist down, he never gave up on his dream. He does have a deeper issue to deal with that we never would think of. Though he is paralyzed he feels the need for orgasm. He knows he gets aroused and can get hard on, but cannot ever come.

Niksa has deep mental issues. He has attempted suicide several times, but failed. He is all alone, from another country and has no real friends. Can these two men heal each other?

This is a beautiful, angsty story of two broken men, one physically the other mentally. It shows us challenges and needs we would never consider in people’s lives. Simple needs such as orgasm for a man with spinal paralysis and the simple need of family of friends. Being alone in a strange land with no one.

I loved the strength in Beau that he never gave up on his dreams even though he lost the use of his legs. He is sort of an ass relationship wise, but once you read the story you do see why and cannot really blame him. I still found him likeable.

Niksa, Niksa, Niksa! What I would give to see his full story. (Hint, hint). My heart went out to him. (Tissue alert). The way Niksa and Beau meet is a bit creepy, but I loved this story so much.

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Piece Us Back Together – Anthology Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Cate Ashwood, L.J. LaBarthe, and Raine O’Tierney and their anthology Piece Us Back Together but not only do we have the anthology we also have the individual stories as well visiting with us, we have a great excerpt, we find out 10 things about Cate Ashwood, there’s a brilliant giveaway and we have Cat’s review. So peeps check out the post, click that Rafflecopter giveaway and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Piece Us Back Together

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Cate Ashwood, LJ LaBarthe, and Raine O’Tierney

Life can seem bleak for people suffering devastating injuries or illnesses of the mind and body, and every day can be a struggle. But sometimes, when hope seems in short supply, they find a reason to keep up the fight. The men in these stories face some of the most difficult challenges imaginable, but fortunately they won’t be facing them alone, because when everything seems darkest, a point of light appears. With compassion, understanding, and love, these hurt souls have a chance to piece the broken parts of their lives and themselves into something strong and beautiful. Love might even be able to mend the most serious wounds of all—those of the heart.

Release Date 20th May 2015 

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Leaving Flowers by Debbie McGowan and Raine O’Tierney Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Debbie McGowan & Raine O’Tierney popping in today with the blog tour for their newest release Leaving Flowers, they answer a couple of questions for us, there’s a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Zane’s review for you to check out. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link

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Attractive young man sitting against brick wall and plant leaves, looking away

Leaving Flowers

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Debbie McGowan and Raine O’Tierney

Shy and awkward since childhood, Aidan Degas is now a man lost. His twin—Aidan’s other half, Nadia—died tragically young, leaving him with nothing to get him through his days but his job at the prestigious Grand Heights Luxury Apartments and the flowers he lays upon her grave. When Aidan is assaulted on the job by a tenant, it’s the graveyard he turns to for strength and solace.

Patrick loves being assistant groundskeeper at the sprawling cemetery where he tends graves and offers a bit of comfort to mourners. When he sees a sad young man lingering over an old grave, his curiosity is strangely piqued for reasons he doesn’t understand. He’s never done this—struck up a friendship with a mourner. But soon that friendship blossoms into a romance.

It’s not going to be easy for the pair. Aidan is so damaged, like petals crushed in an angry fist, and even with Patrick’s warm heart and Irish charm, it might not be enough to bring him back from the edge.

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Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Raine O’Tierney visiting today with her great new story Bowl Full of Cherries. We have an excerpt, a short interview and a fantastic giveaway for you to enjoy and I’ve even thrown in Shorty’s review as well. So lovers of mm romance check out the post and then click that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Bowl Full of Cherries

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Raine O’Tierney

Porker, Fatty, Tons-of-Fun: Crowley Fredericks has heard it all. He’s dropped a lot of weight since his high school days, but he’s still a big guy, and the painful words and bullying follow him. Rejected—again—because of his size, Crowley is starting to think that maybe love just isn’t meant for huskier men.

Averell Lang and his twin are so different they might as well not even be related. So when Rell’s brother brings his roommate home to snowy Susset for the holidays, Rell expects the worst—another uptight, pretentious hipster. What he discovers instead is Crowley. Nerdy, fascinating, attractive, Crowley. Rell never expected to look at a man this way, and what he sees in Crowley Fredericks is something he didn’t even know he was looking for. If both men can overcome their hang-ups, they might unwrap more than presents this holiday season.

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Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney

BowlFullofCherriesLGTitle: Bowl Full of Cherries
Series: N/A
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Genre: Contemporary/ Holiday
Length: Novel (214 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 5, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Porker, Fatty, Tons-of-Fun: Crowley Fredericks has heard it all. He’s dropped a lot of weight since his high school days, but he’s still a big guy, and the painful words and bullying follow him. Rejected—again—because of his size, Crowley is starting to think that maybe love just isn’t meant for huskier men.

Averell Lang and his twin are so different they might as well not even be related. So when Rell’s brother brings his roommate home to snowy Susset for the holidays, Rell expects the worst—another uptight, pretentious hipster. What he discovers instead is Crowley. Nerdy, fascinating, attractive, Crowley. Rell never expected to look at a man this way, and what he sees in Crowley Fredericks is something he didn’t even know he was looking for. If both men can overcome their hang-ups, they might unwrap more than presents this holiday season.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-520-6

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5799

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Crowley Fredericks is sent a text message from his mother telling him not to bother coming home for the holidays, as no one will be there to pick him up from the airport. Upon hearing this his roommate and best friend, Tyler, immediately tells him he’s coming home with him for the holidays but he has to take a different flight as his is booked up. When Crowley meets Rell, Tyler’s twin brother, there is an immediate attraction.

Crowley seemed very shy and insecure about himself as a result of being bullied by an older guy. I really felt for him and didn’t understand why people are so cruel. Along the way and with the help of Tyler’s family he slowly begins to have more confidence in himself.

Rell seemed like a caring individual who didn’t yet know what he wanted to do with life. He’s never dated a guy before but is deeply attracted to Crowley. He tries his best to comfort Crowley when things become too much for him.

I really liked the way that Crowley and Rell helped each other overcome the things holding them back. It was a long journey full of drama and sad stories but also full of love and understanding. Although I didn’t like Tyler trying to keep them apart, I did understand why he felt the need to do so.

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Most Beautiful Words by Raine O’Tierney Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Most Beautiful Words

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Raine O’Tierney

Twelve-year-old Autumn’s world is shattered when her beloved Great-Pop, Tommy Johnson, suffers a stroke that leaves him comatose. With everyone around her resigning themselves to the inevitable, Autumn is the only one not willing to give up. She and Great-Pop have more secret stories to share with each other, after all. More stories about Roy McMillan—the great love of Tommy’s life whom he lost fifty years ago.

Autumn struggles to keep Great-Pop on this side of death’s door. But how can she compete with the beautiful and mysterious Valley—a place of surreal magic where the sun never fully sets? Especially when there’s someone familiar in the Valley who will do everything he can to keep Great-Pop from returning to her.

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Under the Table and Into His Heart by Raine O’Tierney

UndertheTableandIntoHisHeartLGTitle: Under the Table and Into His Heart

Author: Raine O’Tierney

Genre: Contemporary/Holiday

Length: Novella (47 pages)

ISNB: 9781627987578

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 4th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Eric

Blurb: At the Under the Table host club, Valentine’s Day means one thing: cash. Neglected housewives, newly ex-girlfriends, and lovelorn thirtysomethings pay for the attention of handsome men. Shy bartender Jem has always wanted to be a host, and when the club’s owner, Miss Rye, accepts a contract from a MensLove Convention, Jem volunteers to flirt and make out with another host for the ladies’ entertainment. Bailey, an older man who’s had his eye on Jem, convinces Miss Rye to let him be Jem’s partner, and everyone gets more than they expected—especially Jem and Bailey.

A part of the “A Valentine Rainbow” set of 14 holiday stories. Get all 14 stories on Feb. 1 when you purchase the set.

Purchase Link:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4673

Review: This is a pretty damn good book as well. I loved how the author incorporated the character’s backgrounds, feelings, and surroundings into how things turned out. I found it so adorable how the characters volunteered into something and ended up closer than ever before. The book was downright amazing to me. Showed me that no matter what, no matter how bad, thing should always work out.

I found myself siding with both Jem and Bailey through it all. I found the characters very three-dimensional, the story solid, and the plot downright great. It made me wanna learn more and more about Jem and Bailey. I hope Raine plans to write more about Jem and Bailey. They are a rather interesting couple.

I highly recommend this story.