ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Cutie Pies by Barbara Bell

SUMMARY

38331124Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Joey works at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult store in Sydney. After his parents kicked him out years ago, the haphazard shop became his home away from home and is the only place where he can embrace his queer, quirky, and—okay—sometimes a little awkward self.

When Mick, a new-to-town customer, walks in asking for a dildo, Joey thinks it’s all a part of the day’s work. Except Mick’s large dark eyes, shy smile, and kissable lips—along with the ten-inch dildo he bought—quickly win him a starring role in Joey’s nightly fantasies.

Joey can’t stop thinking about him, and Mick’s continued visits to the store make him even harder to forget. Mick is shy and sweet, but also secretive and uncertain. As the two grow closer together, Joey starts to wonder what Mick really wants from him, and whether he can risk falling in love with someone who might not be free to love him back.

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Syncopation by Anna Zabo

SUMMARY

37648566Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.

Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.

Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.

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Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): Curved Horizon by Taylor Brooke

36392924Title: Curved Horizon
Series: The Camellia Clock Cycle, Book Two
Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook): March 8, 2018
Subgenre: Romance: LGBT, Contemporary, Science Fiction
Content Warnings: You can find content warnings on Interlude’s website, as well as on my review.

Book blurb:

Curved Horizon picks up a few weeks after the conclusion of Fortitude Smashed with Daisy Yuen and Chelsea Cavanaugh, whose Camellia Clocks are drawing close to timing out. Navigating the ins-and-outs of love is hard enough as strangers destined to be soul mates and proves even more complicated when Daisy shares dark, ugly secrets that linger in her and Aiden’s pasts.

Meanwhile, Shannon and Aiden continue to explore their own, new relationship. Fall brings them an unforgettable one-year anniversary, but when Shannon suffers a life-threatening accident on the job, Chelsea, Daisy, and Aiden must find a way to let go of the past to make room for their future.

Dive deeper into the world of the Camellia Clock—a world of soulmates, secrets, and the healing power of love.

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Blog Tours & Events

COVER REVEAL: Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish

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Hey, y’all! Today we’ve got a fun post! It’s the cover reveal for Roan Parrish’s new book, INVITATION TO THE BLUES, and I personally am in love with it. I know all y’all are just dying to see it, but a few details first!

Title: Invitation to the Blues (Small Change #2)
Series: Small Change series, book 2
Publisher: Monster Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook): March 28th, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): About 81,000 words
Subgenre: Contemporary romance
Content warning: depression, suicide, thoughts of worthlessness, food issues
Includes: classical music, painting, tattooing, power exchange, edging, orgasm delay, discussions of race

B L U R B :

Eight months ago Jude Lucen fled his partner, his career, and a hospital in Boston after a suicide attempt. Now back in Philadelphia, he feels like a complete failure. Piano has always been his passion and his only escape. Without it, he has nothing. Well, nothing except a pathetic crush on the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.

Faron Locklear came to Philly looking for a fresh start and has thrown himself into tattooing at Small Change. He’s only met Jude a few times, but something about the red-haired man with the haunted eyes calls to him. Faron is blown away by Jude’s talent. What he isn’t expecting is the electricity he feels the first time they kiss—and the way Jude’s needs in bed speak directly to his own deepest desires.

Jude and Faron fall fast and hard, but Jude has spent a lifetime learning that he can’t be what the people he loves need. So when the opportunity arises to renew his career in Boston, he thinks he has to choose: music, or Faron? Only by taking a huge risk—and finally believing he’s worthy of love just as he is—can he have the chance for both.

The Small Change series is set in the Middle of Somewhere universe and features crossover characters from that series. Each book can be read on its own.

Content warning: This book contains explicit discussion of depression, anxiety, attempted suicide, and feelings of worthlessness.

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Weekly Themes · Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: An Interview with Erica Cameron

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the first installment of Writer Wednesday! Today, I have the distinct honor of hosting the wonderful Erica Cameron, writer of YA SFF and YA Contemporary fiction!

Below, we discuss Erica’s ASSASSINS duology, published with Riptide Publishing’s Young Adult imprint (Triton Books), and one of my favorite YA series, which I think does not get nearly enough hype. Please enjoy the interview, and I hope it will inspire you to purchase ASSASSINS: DISCORD and ASSASSINS: NEMESIS, as well as Erica’s other works!

So without further ado…

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Curved Horizon by Taylor Brooke

SUMMARY

36392924Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Curved Horizon picks up a few weeks after the conclusion of Fortitude Smashed with Daisy Yuen and Chelsea Cavanaugh, whose Camellia Clocks draw close to timing out.

Navigating the in’s and out’s of love is hard enough as strangers destined to be soul mates and proves even more complicated when Daisy shares ugly, dark secrets that linger in her and Aiden’s past.

Meanwhile, Shannon and Aiden continue to explore their own new relationship. With Fall comes an unforgettable one year anniversary, but when Shannon suffers a life-threatening incident on the job, Chelsea, Daisy, and Aiden must find a way to let go of their pasts to make room for their futures.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Moon Bright Tides by RoAnna Sylver

SUMMARY

38135846Publisher: The Kraken Collective
Release Date: January 22, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

The night sky is very dark without a moon, and there hasn’t been one for decades. Without one to govern the oceans, it falls to Riven, reluctant sea-witch, to sail out alone every night across the midnight ocean to cast a spell to call in the tides.

She hates it. Hates the moonless dark, hates the endless deep, and hates the fact that without a witch to sing in the tides, sea and land alike would fall to ruin. Riven faces her worst fear every night for years – until she meets a mermaid. Her new friend is lost, starving, and just as lonely as she is. And now that they’ve found one another, neither of their nights on the midnight sea will be the same.

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