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Second to None by Felice Stevens Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, Felice Stevens stops by today with the blog tour for the newest release in her Breakfast Club series, Second to None. We have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Second to None

(The Breakfast Club 03)
by

Felice Stevens

Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.

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Second to None by Felice Stevens Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, Felice Stevens pops in today with the newest release in her Breakfast Club series, Second to None. We have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Second to None

(The Breakfast Club 03)
by

Felice Stevens

Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart. Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.

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Second to None by Felice Stevens

51cOk4xXTfL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Second to None
Series: Breakfast Club, #3
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (248 pages)
Publisher: Felice Stevens (January 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Nightclub owner Marcus Feldman never met a man he didn’t love, at least for the night. Although his best friends have all found love, Marcus shuns their advice to commit to one man and settle down. His past has taught him monogamy and marriage is for fools, and Marcus is anything but a fool.

Tyler Reiss’s dream of dancing professionally is unexpectedly cut short and replaced by a different kind of love. He trades in his ballet slippers for go go boots, and spends his nights dancing at the hottest gay club in the city. Flirting with the customers for tips is easy, but resisting the dark and sexy Marcus is becoming harder to do with each passing day.

Unforeseen circumstances bring Marcus and Tyler closer and though they give in to their mutual passion, both still struggle to guard their hearts. When crises threaten, Tyler and Marcus find their strength in each other rather than falling apart.

Tyler must choose to either run, or stay and fight for the life he wants, while Marcus realizes that love doesn’t mean losing himself and opens his heart, making him a better man in the end.

ASIN: B01B1M1NCE

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1PXfHyO

Reviewer: Zane

Review: Second to None is the third book in Felice Stevens’ Breakfast Club series. If you’re new to this series, one-click “Beyond the Surface” and “Betting on Forever” to meet Julian and Nick, and Zach and Sam. You’ll LOVE them. And then you’ll be ready… for Marcus.

Playboy Marcus, my Marcus. Yes, unapologetic slut (I do love those) Marcus knocked me off my feet. I knew he had a heart of gold, and I knew, just knew when it was his turn to find love. He would fall hardest of all. And did he ever, meeting his match in Tyler.

A delightful surprise, the dancer gave as good as he got, made Marcus do some dancing of his own. There was no loving and leaving Tyler or his pint-sized secret weapon: his niece. Sweet with adorable little girl moments, Lillie helped Marcus to open up and love.
Marcus and Tyler struggled inwardly and with each other, battling life’s twists and turns.

Facing their fears together, they found themselves and their HEA. Added bonus: more of Marcus’s best friends and former MCs Nick/Julian and Zach/Sam, and a crossover with Micah (I love him; why doesn’t everyone else?) and Josh from the Memories series.

All of Felice’s books are sweet and sexy, but this one was more intense. The sexy scenes were crazy hot, and at the same time, so loving – everything I wanted them to be and then some. I love these two – great characters, wonderful writing, and what a story!

I am a diehard Felice fan. I crave that guaranteed HEA with those GOD-I-GOTTA-HAVE-THEM-SHMOOPY moments. This author is not afraid to have her guys speak their feelings, show their softer side. And these very same oh-so-sweet men will steam the hell out of a room when they rip each other’s clothes off. Especially Marcus and Tyler – the intensity in both the love and sex – Ladies and Gents, this is Felice Stevens at her best.

I am sad for the series’ end (Julian, Zach and Marcus have all found love), though that is eased by the Zach and Sam novella just weeks away. After that? We’ll see what the lovely Ms. Stevens conjures up next.

I know neither I nor the Fiercest of Felice’s fans can wait!!!

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

Sunset Park by Santino Hassell

SunsetParkLGTitle: Sunset Park
Series: Five Boroughs, #2
Author: Santino Hassell
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (230 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 11, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Raymond Rodriguez’s days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend so Raymond has to get his act together and find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for reasons other than needing a place to crash.

David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but their friendship is solid. Their closeness surprises everyone as does their not-so-playful flirtation since Raymond has always kept his bi-curious side a secret.

Once they’re under the same roof, flirting turns physical, and soon their easy camaraderie is in danger of being lost to frustrating sexual tension and the stark cultural differences that set them apart. Now Raymond not only has to commit to his new independence—he has to commit to his feelings for David or risk losing him for good.

ISBN: 1623807492

Product Link(s): Dreamspinner: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7159

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1QTkDKS

ARE: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sunsetpark-1936942-149.html

Reviewer: Zane

Review: Sunset Park is the second book in Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series. While it works as a standalone, its predecessor, Sutphin Boulevard is one you won’t want to miss!

Santino is not a new author to me (if you haven’t read his and Ais’s free ICOS series, jump on that ASAP), and after losing myself completely in Michael and Nunzio’s story, I was ready for Sunset Park to shine its light on Sutphin’s supporting characters Raymond and David.

The juxtaposition of gritty, hard core Ray and polar opposite upper crust David really worked for me. Their naughty fun and games were a hoot, while their cultural differences and conflict kept me on my toes, never knowing what would come next.

As much as I loved these two, holy hell, they frustrated me!!! Their instability and unwillingness to communicate drove me nuts. I also yearned for more details of their initial friendship, wanted to understand David better, to have more insight into the man himself.

Catching up with Michael and the oh so sexy Nunzio from Sutphin was an awesome (and hella hot) bonus, and though I am neither a fan of David’s ex Caleb nor newcomer and troublemaker Oli, I am sure the supremely talented Santino Hassell will have me loving them by page one of his next book, which I am already very eagerly anticipating.

This is a wonderful read, with the exceptional writing I’ve come to expect from this author. I absolutely LOVE the way he tells a story: so honest and real, with beauty in its harshness. There is so much emotion here, so freely expressed. His characters are very much no-holds-barred in the way they relate to one another, something I find extremely refreshing.

And the sex!!! Wow. Just WOW. Santino’s sex scenes are raw and direct, sometimes not what one would consider PC. Its hot kinky love, just the way I like it (I bookmarked every sexy moment in Sunset AND Sutphin, FYI) and the way his MCs love it: down and dirty. I do not exaggerate; read the Grindr scene and disagree with me, I dare you!!!

I highly recommend Sunset Park, and really, anything written by this author. So, do that one-click thing, get comfortable, and get ready to start fanning yourself! Santino Hassell is taking you to Sunset Park. Trust me. You won’t want to leave – even after your visit is over.

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

The Greatest Gift by Felice Stevens Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, Felice Stevens stops by today with the tour for her newest release The Greatest Gift, we have a sweet teaser, a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Greatest Gift

(Memories 02.5)
by

Felice Stevens

After five years, Alex Stern and Rafe Hazelton have what seems to be the perfect marriage. Alex is entering his last years of residency and Rafe’s veterinary business is busier than ever. For Rafe, all that is missing is a child, but Alex, afraid of ending up to be a man like his father, isn’t as sure. He doesn’t want to make any mistakes. 

When a new patient enters the hospital, Alex is drawn to the young, desperately ill single mother, who shares her fears for the future of her young son. Rafe worries about the toll on Alex becoming emotionally invested in a patient, yet he too can’t walk away once he meets the little boy, and together they vow to help in any way possible. 

Families are not always born of blood— love is a gift no one can plan for. And sometimes from the darkest of tragedies, the brightest light will shine. 

This is a 25k word novella in the Memories series.

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The Greatest Gift by Felice Stevens

51rHoGixd7L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Greatest Gift
Series: The Memories Series 2.5
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Contemporary/ Holiday Novella
Length: Novella (86 pages)
Publisher: Felice Stevens (December 10, 2015
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: After five years, Alex Stern and Rafe Hazelton have what seems to be the perfect marriage. Alex is entering his last years of residency and Rafe’s veterinary business is busier than ever. For Rafe, all that is missing is a child, but Alex, afraid of ending up to be a man like his father, isn’t as sure. He doesn’t want to make any mistakes.

When a new patient enters the hospital, Alex is drawn to the young, desperately ill single mother, who shares her fears for the future of her young son. Rafe worries about the toll on Alex becoming emotionally invested in a patient, yet he too can’t walk away once he meets the little boy, and together they vow to help in any way possible.

Families are not always born of blood— love is a gift no one can plan for. And sometimes from the darkest of tragedies, the brightest light will shine.

ISBN: e000000000789

Product Link(s): Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UC4pnK

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-greatest-gift-18

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1066375548

Reviewer: Zane

Review: Alex and Rafe are back!!! Quite possibly Felice’s sweetest couple EVER (and that’s saying a lot), I was SO excited to catch up with them. If you haven’t read One Step Further or Memories of the Heart, you must, must, must!!! SO GOOD! The Greatest Gift picks up five years after their HEA begins; Alex and Rafe are hitting some bumps in their stride. While the two sweethearts are still very much in love, like real couples, they have issues.

Returning to help tell the story are favorites Micah and Josh (who have expanded their family), as well as their grandmothers and Alex’s mom. We are also introduced to Jude and Dylan, who in many ways are the center of this beautiful Chanukah tale of love and family lost and found.

Though a novella, it is not fluff! This is a fully fleshed out story, and this is Felice; you don’t get the HEA without working for it. There is sadness, but it is well outweighed by joy and love. You get the strong family bond… the camaraderie, the loving moments… the Alex and Rafe sexy times (hot, hot, hot) and then… the FEELS!!!! As always, amazing… The sweetness. The sadness. The overwhelming happiness. I’m not usually a “book crier” but HAPPY TEARS! I cried HAPPY TEARS!

So well written, this story flowed from beginning to end. I fell in love with Alex and Rafe all over again. This is hands down my favorite Felice Stevens read – Whether you love Alex and Rafe, want a heartwarming Chanukah story or just plain love Felice Stevens and her sweet sexy guys, you need to read this. I feel like The Greatest Gift was this author’s gift to her readers. I totally spun the dreidel and won – BEST. CHANUKAH. GIFT. EVER!!!!

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

The Greatest Gift by Felice Stevens Release Day Blast, Excerpt & Review!

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Hiya guys, Felice Stevens stops by today with her brand new release The Greatest Gift, we have a sweet teaser, a great excerpt and Zane’s review, so enjoy the post ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Greatest Gift

(Memories 02.5)
by

Felice Stevens

After five years, Alex Stern and Rafe Hazelton have what seems to be the perfect marriage. Alex is entering his last years of residency and Rafe’s veterinary business is busier than ever. For Rafe, all that is missing is a child, but Alex, afraid of ending up to be a man like his father, isn’t as sure. He doesn’t want to make any mistakes. 

When a new patient enters the hospital, Alex is drawn to the young, desperately ill single mother, who shares her fears for the future of her young son. Rafe worries about the toll on Alex becoming emotionally invested in a patient, yet he too can’t walk away once he meets the little boy, and together they vow to help in any way possible. 

Families are not always born of blood— love is a gift no one can plan for. And sometimes from the darkest of tragedies, the brightest light will shine. 

This is a 25k word novella in the Memories series.

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Home for the Holidays Anthology Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have the Home for the Holidays anthology and it’s authors stopping by today and they have brought along some fantastic excerpts, a fabulous giveaway and Zane’s reviews of two of the stories, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Home for the Holidays

M/M Romance Anthology

SJ Himes, Jenna Kendrick, Heather C. Leigh, Liv Rancourt, Felice Stevens

Home can be a person as well as a place. Everyone deserves a home for the holidays, as the stories in this collection affirm.

Proceeds from Home for the Holidays are being donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York City to help homeless LGBTQ youth.

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Betting on Forever by Felice Stevens Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!!

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Hi guys, we have Felice Stevens stopping by today with the blog tour for her new release Betting on Forever, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review so enjoy the post, and click that rafflecopter link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Betting On Forever

(The Breakfast Club 02)
by

Felice Stevens

A weekend fling in Atlantic City couldn’t be more out of socially shy Zach Cohen’s comfort zone, but a bet with his best friends forces him to put aside the humiliation he’s hidden for years, stepping away from behind his computer screens and on line world. When he meets Sam Stein, despite their spark, Zach expects nothing more than a night of passion and a kiss goodbye. Yet weeks later, he can’t keep the man out of his head.

After a split second decision with tragic results ends his twenty year police career at the same time his relationship falls apart, Sam Stein is drifting through life. At his best friend’s urging he agrees to a trip to Atlantic City to clear his head. What Sam doesn’t plan on is meeting Zach Cohen, whose sweet nature and honesty has him thinking maybe he could move forward, until Zach leaves him without explanation, reinforcing Sam’s belief that people can’t be trusted.

Well-meaning friends refuse to let Zach and Sam hide from each other, forcing them to realize their weekend is much more than a one night stand. Before that can happen, Zach must come to terms with his past and stand up for his own independence, while Sam has to learn to take a chance and believe in himself and people again. All bets are off when dreams become reality and forever doesn’t seem to be long enough.

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Betting on Forever by Felice Stevens Release Day Blitz, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys, we have Felice Stevens stopping by today with her brand new release Betting on Forever, we have a great excerpt and Zane’s review so enjoy the post! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Betting On Forever

(The Breakfast Club 02)
by

Felice Stevens

A weekend fling in Atlantic City couldn’t be more out of socially shy Zach Cohen’s comfort zone, but a bet with his best friends forces him to put aside the humiliation he’s hidden for years, stepping away from behind his computer screens and on line world. When he meets Sam Stein, despite their spark, Zach expects nothing more than a night of passion and a kiss goodbye. Yet weeks later, he can’t keep the man out of his head.

After a split second decision with tragic results ends his twenty year police career at the same time his relationship falls apart, Sam Stein is drifting through life. At his best friend’s urging he agrees to a trip to Atlantic City to clear his head. What Sam doesn’t plan on is meeting Zach Cohen, whose sweet nature and honesty has him thinking maybe he could move forward, until Zach leaves him without explanation, reinforcing Sam’s belief that people can’t be trusted.

Well-meaning friends refuse to let Zach and Sam hide from each other, forcing them to realize their weekend is much more than a one night stand. Before that can happen, Zach must come to terms with his past and stand up for his own independence, while Sam has to learn to take a chance and believe in himself and people again. All bets are off when dreams become reality and forever doesn’t seem to be long enough.

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Bound, Vol. 1 by Amy Lane

o-bound-vol-1Title: Bound (Vol. 1)
Series: Little Goddess: Book 3, Vol.1
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: Novel (325 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (November 10, 2015 – second edition)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Humans have the option of separation, divorce, and heartbreak. For Corinne Carol-Anne Kirkpatrick, sorceress and queen of the vampires, the choices are limited to love or death. Now that she is back at Green’s Hill and assuming her duties as leader, her life is, at best, complicated.

Bracken and Nicky are competing for her affections, Green is away taking care of his people, and a new supernatural enemy is threatening the sanctity of all she has come to love. Throw in a family reunion gone bad, a supernatural psychiatrist, and a killer physics class, and Cory’s life isn’t just complex, it’s psychotic.

Cory needs to get her act and her identity together, and soon, because the enemy she and her lovers are facing is a nightmare that doesn’t just kill people, it unmakes them. If she doesn’t figure out who she is and what her place is on Green’s Hill, it’s not just her life on the line. She knows from hard experience that the only thing worse than facing death is facing the death of someone she loves.

Loving people is easy—living with them is what takes the real work, and it’s even harder if you’re bound.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-120-8

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/bound-vol-1-by-amy-lane-171-b

Reviewer: Zane

Review: *This is not a standalone – Vulnerable and Wounded, Vols. 1&2 should be read first*

Cory is back! In Bound, Vol. 1, Corinne CarolAnne Kirkpatrick becomes Corinne CarolAnne Kirkpatrick Op Crocken Green. She’s taken the surname of her beloved Bracken; she and those closest to her have taken the surname of their protector, Green. They are now Green’s family in name as well in heart and soul, and Cory is their Lady.

Lady Cory has many hats to wear, many roles to play. Experiencing so much in such a short while, she must now be wise beyond her twenty young years, thinking for her family in Green’s stead. Once a shy and awkward loner, the newly powerful sorceress of Green’s Hill is a friend, lover, and most importantly, a leader with much responsibility.

Still struggling with her own personal value and self-worth, Cory must also accept the wonder that is having the devotion of an entire family (Fae, vampires, shifters, and even humans) as well as four amazing men who love her beyond her wildest dreams. They are all there to love and support her, but they too have their own demons.

Nicky, bound to his Lady in a preternatural accident of fate, must accept that he’ll never be loved by her the way he wants, but is loved all the same. Bracken loves Cory so completely, yet must share his beloved with others. Green loves Cory just as much, but must give his love and healing to his family. It is Cory that must share him, for he is healer and protector of all Green’s Hill and more. Adrian loves Cory, Bracken and Green so much he returns to them in spirit form…

As they grow into themselves and their new roles, new, unnamed danger faces them… never before encountered evil that threatens their very lives. Bound to one another they must once again fight… for themselves, for each other. They’ll laugh, they’ll cry, they’ll argue and they’ll make up (in such wonderfully sexy ways) – all in the name of love – because they will always love. Corinne CarolAnne Kirkpatrick Op Crocken Green is Bound to her family and they to her.

Once again I am drawn to this well-crafted story with these amazing characters, not wanting it to end, waiting with frustration for the next volume. I highly recommend each book in this series – I will follow The Little Goddess for as long as she is there for me to read… and her author for however long I am blessed to be gifted with the words she writes.

Apparently, I too am Bound…

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

Wounded Vol 2 by Amy Lane (2nd Edition)

Amy Lane - Wounded Vol 2 CoverTitle:  Wounded (Vol. 2) (2nd Edition)

Series: Little Goddess: Book 2

Author: Amy Lane   

Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy

Length: Novel (247 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63476-447-6

Publisher: DSP Publications (4th August 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Zane

Blurb: Green and Bracken’s beloved survived their enemy’s worst—with help from unexpected vampiric help.

But survival is a long way from recovery, and even further from safety. Green’s people want badly to return to the Sierra Foothills, but they’re not going with their tails between their legs. Before they go home, they have to make sure they’re free from attack—and that they administer a healthy dose of revenge as well.

As Cory negotiates a fragile peace between her new and unexpected lovers, Green negotiates the unexpected power that comes from being a beloved leader of the paranormal population. Together, they might heal their own wounds and lead their people to an unprecedented place at the top of the supernatural food chain—a place that will allow them to return home a better, stronger whole.

Product Link:  DSP: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/wounded-vol-2-by-amy-lane-122-b Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wounded-Vol-2-Little-Goddess-ebook/dp/B00ZE355IK

Review: “Wounded, Volume 2” is part of the second edition/rerelease of Amy Lane’s “Little Goddess” series. Not a standalone, I highly encourage you to first read Vulnerable and then Wounded, Volume 1, which will lead you seamlessly into its continuation.

At this point, all of Green’s Hill is recovering from the physical and emotional damage they’ve sustained, especially the Little Goddess herself, Cory.  Though her loved ones try to help her, they too are reeling from all that has transpired.

Throughout the healing process Cory, Bracken and Green (and now Nicky) are still finding their way, learning their roles in the myriad relationships they have, strengthening their various bonds. We continue to learn more about them, and about their chosen ‘family’. 

Though the attacks continue, instead of being wrenched apart, they unite. Helping one another through their pain, they are able to emerge victors rather than victims. Owning their choices individually and collectively, they choose to fight back, to defend themselves, and they persevere as only a family can.

Is it revenge they seek, or is it that they have no choice but to defend themselves? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in between. As in the previous books, secrets are revealed; old wounds are reopened. With love helping to heal and trust helping to build, Green learns that in Cory he has a partner, a true mate. Cory learns what it means to be a leader, a Queen.

Reaching new levels of maturity, acceptance and strength, the Little Goddess begins to learn how to harness her power. As she realizes her responsibility, together she and Green will lead their family into the future.

Once again I find myself immersed in the saga of Green’s Hill, of Cory’s world. Truly, I should say Amy Lane’s world, because once again I’ve become entranced with her characters and their stories. 

These books are a testament to this author’s amazingly detailed storytelling and world building. Such emotion – The power, the pain, the love – all written so beautifully, described in such a way that you see it in your mind and feel it in your heart as you read each word. It is this that always leaves me wanting more of Ms. Lane’s writing.

This book is no different. Revenge and justice are indeed served, complete with an explosive resolution. Returning home, seems as though peace is on the horizon and good things are in store for Green’s Hill. The tone is somewhat tentative, though, and this is, of course because there is more to come – in the form of the second edition of Bound, next in the “Little Goddess” saga to be released.

So while Cory, Green and family may seem content, this reader is not.  I want more. More Cory, Green, Bracken and Nicky. More of their family. More Green’s Hill. And yes, more Amy Lane. That’s the way it always is for me with this amazing author, and I hope it is for you as well. 

It’s a wonderful way to read.

More Than A Friend by Nic Starr Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have Nic Starr stopping by today with her brand new release More Than A Friend, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Zane’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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More Than A Friend

(More Than 02)
by

Nic Star

Tim Walker is a free man. He’s broken up with his girlfriend and is ready to move on to a new relationship. But the relationship he wants to pursue is fraught with challenges. Firstly, Scott Richardson is a man, and only Tim’s closest friends know Tim’s bisexual. Secondly, everyone knows Scott relishes the single life. And then there’s the big one: Scott is the younger brother of Tim’s best friend, Paul.

Scott can’t deny an attraction to his brother’s friend Tim. Lean, dark-blond, and blue-eyed, Tim is hot and hard not to notice—especially since Scott and Tim work together. Too bad the man is straight, and too bad Scott worries how Paul will react if Scott hooks up with his best friend.

Tim and Scott want to see if there’s a chance for more than friendship between them, but neither of them wants to lose Paul. Together, they must find the courage to follow their hearts and find a way to have it all.

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More Than a Friend by Nic Starr

MoreThanAFriendLGTitle: More Than a Friend
Series: More Than, #2
Author: Nic Starr
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (111 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Tim Walker is a free man. He’s broken up with his girlfriend and is ready to move on to a new relationship. But the relationship he wants to pursue is fraught with challenges. Firstly, Scott Richardson is a man, and only Tim’s closest friends know Tim’s bisexual. Secondly, everyone knows Scott relishes the single life. And then there’s the big one: Scott is the younger brother of Tim’s best friend, Paul.

Scott can’t deny an attraction to his brother’s friend Tim. Lean, dark blond, and blue-eyed, Tim is hot and hard not to notice—especially since Scott and Tim work together. Too bad the man is straight, and too bad Scott worries how Paul will react if Scott hooks up with his best friend.

Tim and Scott want to see if there’s a chance for more than friendship between them, but neither of them wants to lose Paul. Together, they must find the courage to follow their hearts and find a way to have it all.

ISBN:  978-1-63476-638-8

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6928

Reviewer: Zane

Review:  Nic Starr’s “More Than a Friend” is the second book in the “More Than” series, but it can be read as a standalone. Though there are characters from “More Than a Superstar” there is enough background provided that you will not be lost.

I liked Scott and Tim and their easy-going friendship. Their initial attraction to one another was believable and intriguing; it was fun seeing them each come to terms with their feelings. The fact that it wasn’t common knowledge that Tim was bisexual added an entertaining bit of confusion to the mix.

The build up to them getting together was good; I was looking forward to them taking it to the next level. The initial encounter with the two had a pretty good lead in and I thought they’d explode upon impact. Though they took it a bit slower than I expected, when things moved along, well, these two were definitely hot, sexy fun and more than burned up their sheets.

So, Scott, dating his brother’s best friend, and Tim, dating his best friend’s brother – they can’t have it easy… Can they? I am happy to say that though there was conflict and a slight bump in the road to ever after, they didn’t waver and all worked out in the end.

If you’re looking for a short and sweet read with some sexy thrown in, grab that blanket and that glass of wine or a cup of coffee and curl up with Scott and Tim; Nic Starr’s got a story to tell you.

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

Rough Road by Vanessa North

RoughRoad_600x900Title: Rough Road,
Series: Lake Lovelace, #2
Author: Vanessa North
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel (185 pages)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (September 28, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Eddie Russell is many things: A wealthy pillar of the community. An outrageous flirt. A doting best friend. A masochist with a kink for brawling with his bedmates. But he is definitely not a man who invites intimacy. His friends are close but few, his lovers rarer still.

When Eddie runs his Mercedes off the road on a hot July afternoon, Wish Carver comes to his aid—and leaves his number in Eddie’s phone. Wish, a road crew worker half Eddie’s age and sexy as sin, seems fascinated by Eddie’s different sides. Mutual attraction and compatible kinks ignite the sheets, but it’s their connection outside the bedroom that Eddie begins to crave.

When the two come down on opposite sides of a local issue, Eddie finds his growing feelings for Wish at odds with his business interests and his devotion to his best friend, local wakeboarding legend Ben Warren. Torn between old loyalties and his new love, Eddie is reluctant to make a choice. But he knows he can’t make Wish wait too long to make up his mind.

ISBN:  9781626492998

Product Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/rough-road

Reviewer: Zane

Review:Rough Road” is the second book in Vanessa North’s “Lake Lovelace” series, but if you don’t read the first book, “Double Up” first, you won’t be lost. Having read it myself, though, I do recommend you give it a go.

I loved Ben and Davis and adored Ben’s best friend, Eddie, a supporting character who generated his own little spotlight. News of a book about Eddie was a delightful surprise; I could not wait to get my hands on it! For all my excitement, Eddie and Wish (short for Aloysius) did not disappoint.

Flirty kinky Eddie is out and proud. Adorable and direct, you never know what he’s going to say. He’s even more fun to read now that he’s got his own story. And Wish… Wish is the stuff my dreams are made of. Young, hot and just as kinky, he’s perfect for Eddie. Forty-four year old Eddie and twenty-four year old Wish are a May December fantasy come to life for this reader (I do LOVE that trope)!

So… the kink. Let’s talk pain kink. There is no typical Dom-sub relationship here; this one is pure sadomasochism. Eddie the unapologetic pain slut is the perfect companion to Wish, who gets off on giving him what he wants. From chance meeting to sexy exploits, this one night hook up continues beyond anything they imagine; their instant attraction blossoms into something real.

Rough and raunchy sex turned into love – who could ask for more?
Outside of the bedroom is where the conflicts arise – their struggle to get past their differences (political, financial, and emotional) is their Rough Road. Though at first their differences seem to be insignificant, deeper issues lie beneath the surface. Much to this reader’s relief, Eddie and Wish work past it all, and they do navigate the way to their HEA.

This is another winning read from Vanessa North, one of the few authors that make first person present tense seamless and easy to read, in my opinion. Truth be told, I haven’t read anything from this author I don’t like, and this book is no different.

Filled with romance, sweet sexy moments and fun-loving kink, Eddie and Wish made my day. Pleasure, pain and piercings – What’s not to love?

Rough Ride is an easy recommendation, as is Vanessa North. Hop on board for a sweet romance with some kinky fun – you won’t regret it.

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