Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: An Interview with Melissa Cruz (Layla Reyne)

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Hello, hello, everyone! Welcome back for another exciting interview–this time with Melissa Cruz of Layla Reyne’s AGENTS IRISH AND WHISKEY series! She’s one of my absolute favorite characters, so I am thrilled to have her here today!

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo

SUMMARY

35704397Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck.

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Song of Blood & Stone by L Penelope

SUMMARY

36347830Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

A treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.

Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.

Jack’s mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it’s people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda’s Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.

Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.

The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Kiersi Burkhart

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Hello, friends! If you’ve somehow stumbled onto this post by some accident of Fate, welcome to Writer Wednesday and another wonderful segment where a writer–today Kiersi Burkhart!–gives us some insight into their process.

Today, Kiersi is going to talk about how to hook a reader from the very beginning of your novel, so scroll on down a bit and see what advice she has to offer!

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Wash Out by LA Witt

SUMMARY

38534096Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Casey Olson has always known he was destined to be a Navy SEAL, and the best day of his life was when he was accepted into training. The worst day was when a snapping bone ended his dream.

After three combat tours in five years, Logan Carter left the Marines and self-destructed. Now he’s sober and, thanks to a forgiving ex with friends in high places, has a promising job as a civilian contractor. All he has to do is stay on the rails and out of a bottle, even when his demons won’t leave him alone.

Logan likes his job, and he really likes the gorgeous man at the next desk. Casey tries not to check Logan out, but who is he kidding? From the start, despite their best efforts, neither man can resist the other. Sizzling chemistry leads to sex so hot they can both almost forget why they’re stuck in this office to begin with.

It would be perfect, except Logan can’t stop reliving wars he’ll never forget and Casey can’t stop grieving the SEAL he’ll never be. And they’ll never have a future together until they can make peace with their pasts.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith

SUMMARY

35059797Publisher: Flux
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.

But the voices in Leila’s head are growing louder by the day. Ignoring them isn’t working anymore. Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Park.

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Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra

“A Tiny Piece of Something Greater is a beautiful, sun-soaked summer of a romance and I never wanted it to end.”

—Roan Parrish, author of the Middle of Somewhere series

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37830506A Tiny Piece of Something Greater
Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook): May 17, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): 258 Pages
Subgenre: LGBT, Interracial/Multicultural, New Adult

Editor’s Note: Some readers may find some of the scenes in this book difficult to read. We have compiled a list of content warnings, which you can access at interludepress.com/content-warnings // You can also find warnings in my review of the book.

Book blurb:

Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can’t quite escape. While staying at his grandmother’s condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid’s mental illness—on their own and with each other. Continue reading “RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra”

Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Chelsea M Cameron

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Hey hey hey! Welcome back for another Wednesday! Today I’m excited to bring to you Chelsea M. Cameron, bestselling author of a number of books, whose most recent release is the second of the OTP series! In this post, Cameron gets personal and talks about how realizing her own queer identity affected and changed her writing.

Let’s check it out, shall we?

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Detour by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore

SUMMARY

38620029Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Ethan Domani had planned the perfect graduation trip before tragedy put his life on hold. Smothered by survivor’s guilt and his close-knit family, he makes a break for the open road. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, but he’s got the whole summer to figure out who he misses more: his boyfriend, or the person he thought he was. It’s just him and his memories . . . until he almost runs over a hitchhiker.

Nick Hamilton made some mistakes after his younger brother died. His violent ex-boyfriend was the most dangerous, and the one that got him shipped off to Camp Cornerstone’s pray-the-gay-away boot camp. His eighteenth birthday brings escape, and a close call with an idiot in a station wagon. Stranger danger aside, Nick’s homeless, broke, and alone. A ride with Ethan is the best option he’s got.

The creepy corners of roadside America have nothing on the darkness haunting Ethan and Nick. Every interstate brings them closer to uncharted emotional territory. When Nick’s past shows up in their rearview mirror, the detour might take them off the map altogether.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: An Offering of Plums by J Emery

SUMMARY

39719172Publisher: Self-pubbed
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

When Tristan’s boyfriend invites him to the Guardian Hill for a date one night he doesn’t know what to expect. Certainly not the betrayal he ends up with as his boyfriend tries to use him to summon the guardian demon. But the demon has their own ideas about what makes a fitting offering and a terrified man is not it. The demon frees him instead.

Angry and hurt after the ordeal, Tristan returns to the hill again seeking not just answers but solace. Over time he and the demon develop a tentative friendship that may help him heal in more ways than one.

An Offering of Plums is an 8,000 word m/enby romance short story

Content warnings: mild violence including blood, sexual situations (consensual, not graphic), mild kink

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