Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): Squared Away by Annabeth Albert

“Sexy, sweet and heartfelt, Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series is a fresh take on Navy SEALs that will delight and entertain romance readers.” ~Layla Reyne, author of the Agents Irish and Whisky series.

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When a SEAL medic inherits three young children, he must battle to keep the family together and keep his long-held feelings for the man challenging him for custody at bay.

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Series: Out of Uniform #5
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook): April 16. Print, ebook, and audio all available.
Length (Print & Ebook): 80,000 words
Subgenre: m/m military romance
Includes: military romance, insta-family, hurt/comfort, angst, interracial, heroes-with-kids, gay romance, demisexual/gray ace hero, first time, loss, reunion, forced proximity

Synopsis:

In the wake of tragedy, SEAL Mark Whitley rushed stateside to act as guardian to his sister’s three young children. But a conflicting will could give custody to someone else—someone Mark remembers as a too young, too hot, wild party boy. Even after six years, Mark can’t shake the memory of his close encounter with Isaiah James, or face up to what it says about his own sexuality.

Isaiah’s totally over the crush that made him proposition Mark all those years ago. In fact, he’s done with crushing on the wrong men altogether. For now, he’s throwing himself into proving he’s the best person to care for his cousin’s kids. But there’s no denying there’s something sexy about a big, tough military man with a baby in his arms.

As the legal details get sorted out, their long-buried attraction resurfaces, leading to intimate evenings after the kids are tucked in. A forever future is within reach for all of them, if only Mark can find the courage he needs to trust Isaiah with his secrets—and his heart.

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General Posts

Five Books That Deserve More Love: Adult (Part 2)

Good morning, y’all! About a month ago, I saw a post from Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks where she shared a few books she thinks deserve more love, and thought that sounded like a great idea!

I’m going to do it a little bit differently, by doing individual posts for the age group breakdowns (middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult x2). Check out the links at the bottom for the middle grade, young adult, new adult, and the first adult post if you missed them!

From Laura’s post:
Picture this: you read a book and you completely fall in love with it. Everything about it is amazing, and you can’t stop talking about it. But over time, you start mentioning it less and less, and then you start feeling guilty because this book is amazing and it deserves all the love, but it’s not getting it. So, you decide to write a blog post about the book(s) in the hope that more people will pick them up.

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Trakena Prevost

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Welcome, welcome back for another Writer Wednesday!

Today, we have the lovely Trakena Prevost here to talk about some of the struggles in balancing writing and your every day life. I know from several authors that this can be a difficult thing to accomplish, so I’m very intrigued about what Trakena has to say! Aren’t you? Scroll down a little bit to see!

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Blog Tours & Events

BLOG TOUR (+ Giveaway!): Syncopation by Anna Zabo

Welcome back to the blog, y’all! Today, I have the great honor of being one of the blog tour stops for one of my favorite books. Syncopation is an incredible story, with wonderful characters, and I’m so glad it’s finally out in the world!

In this post, you’ll find the basic book information, as well as an excerpt, buy links, and a great giveaway! And if you’re interested in my thoughts on the book, you can find my review here!

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Series: Twisted Wishes #1
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date (Ebook): April 9, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): 104,000 words or ~295 pages
Subgenre: contemporary romance; m/m romance
Includes: Rockstars, BDSM, Angst, Pansexual, Aromantic

Synopsis:

There’s no resisting the thrum of temptation in this male/male rock-star romance from genre-favorite author Anna Zabo!

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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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Riven by Roan Parrish

SUMMARY

36135552Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn’t hate is the music. Feeling an audience’s energy as they lose themselves in Riven’s music is a rush unlike anything else . . . until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They’re all he can think about. But Caleb’s no groupie—and one night with him won’t be enough.

Just when Caleb is accepting his new life as a loner, Theo Decker slinks into it and turns his world upside-down. Theo’s sexy and brilliant and addictively vulnerable, and all Caleb wants is another hit. And another. That’s how he knows Theo’s trouble. Caleb can’t even handle performing these days. How the hell is he going to survive an affair with a tabloid superstar? But after Caleb sees the man behind the rock star, he begins to wonder if Theo might be his chance at a future he thought he’d lost forever.

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General Posts

Five Books That Deserve More Love: Adult (Part 1)

Good morning, y’all! About a month ago, I saw a post from Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks where she shared a few books she thinks deserve more love, and thought that sounded like a great idea!

I’m going to do it a little bit differently, by doing individual posts for the age group breakdowns (middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult x2). Check out the links at the bottom for the middle grade, young adult, and new adult posts if you missed them, and I hope you’ll come back for part two of the adult recommendations!

From Laura’s post:
Picture this: you read a book and you completely fall in love with it. Everything about it is amazing, and you can’t stop talking about it. But over time, you start mentioning it less and less, and then you start feeling guilty because this book is amazing and it deserves all the love, but it’s not getting it. So, you decide to write a blog post about the book(s) in the hope that more people will pick them up.

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Chace Verity

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Good morning, good morning! Today on Writer Wednesday, I have the honor of hosting Chace Verity, a self-published author who has published several books that have completely stolen my heart!

Within the following post, they’re going to talk a bit about how nervewracking it can be to write books with #ownvoices elements, with regards to several different aspects of the writing and publishing process.

It’s a great post, if I do say so myself, so please! Welcome Chace to the blog and have a read!

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Once Burned by LA Witt

SUMMARY

38364128Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 9, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Captain Mark Thomas’s world has been tossed on its head: A long overdue but still unexpected divorce. A promotion out of left field. Last-second orders to a ship where careers go to die. As the dust settles in his new home, he barely recognizes his life, but he sure recognizes the loneliness creeping in.

Diego Ramírez wants nothing to do with the military or its men. Not after the Navy burned him both literally and figuratively, costing him his career, his health, and ultimately his green card. Now working illegally in an Anchor Point bar, he keeps the military and its personnel at arm’s length.

But after a single moment of eye contact across the bar, Mark and Diego can’t resist each other. As a one-night stand quickly turns into more, Diego knows he’s playing with fire. Now he can stick around and let things with Mark inevitably fall apart, or he can run like hell and wonder what might have been. One way or another, Diego knows he’s about to get burned. Again.

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