ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Arch Nemesis by Gabriela Martins


aQ04XiXvPublisher: Self-pub
Release Date: May 15. 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

Rodrigo is not very good at being a hero, but he’s convinced that if he catches the speedster who’s been terrorizing the South Brazilian high society and stealing their goods, it’ll be his heroic breakthrough. On top of that, he’s also worried about his grandma coming to live with him and his sister, when the last time they’d seen each other was before Rodrigo’s transition. But it’s okay. He’s got this. He’s totally got this. (Right?)

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: An Interview with NG Peltier


Hey hey, welcome back! This Writer Wednesday, I bring to you N.G. Peltier, a writer from Trinidad and Tobago who I’ve known for many years and am absolutely thrilled to see making her way through the publishing process!

Today, I have the honor of interviewing her, so scroll on down to see what she’s got to say!


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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Lock Nut by JL Merrow


36168282Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Still waters run deadly.

Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.

The widow, petite ex–porn star Lilah Lovett, is convinced her husband was killed by his gay lover, but Tom and Phil aren’t so sure. Worried they may have precipitated Jonathan’s death, they’re determined to find the real killer. But with a web of incestuous ties linking the suspects, it’s hard to know who to trust. Especially when a second victim dies a gruesome death.

Meanwhile, with their wedding looming and them sharing a house now, Tom’s worried it may all be too much, too fast. The last thing he needs are the mixed messages Phil seems to be sending out. They’ll need to get back on the same track if they want to make it to their honeymoon together—and alive.

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General Posts

Books That Take Place In Another Country

books that take place in another country

Good morning, y’all! Welcome back to the blog for another fun post and some book recommendations!

So, this theme is one I originally saw on Meet the Book World and Green Tea & Paperbacks as part of Top Ten Tuesday, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. However, due to the way I structure my blog, I tend to put posts like this on Fridays, so I couldn’t really call it “Top Ten Tuesday”!

But, I think it’s important to highlight books that take place around the world. As an American, I’m very aware of the fact that a large majority of books take place within the United States. I want to try to recommend books that take place in other parts of the world, as well as share some that are currently on my TBR shelf.

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Naomi Aoki


Here we are again for another Writer Wednesday! Today I have the honor of featuring author Naomi Aoki, who’s here to talk about how characters tend to take on a life of their own and can often take control of the show. So let’s give her a nice welcome and see what she has for us!


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Blog Tours & Events

BLOG TOUR: Exclusive Excerpt (+ Giveaway!): Medley by Leyla Reyne

With Medley, Layla Reyne combines love, self-discovery, swimming, and the excitement of the Olympics in to one stellar event. I loved Jacob and Bas’s story. –Anna Zabo, author of Syncopation


eMEDLEY_SECONDMedley by Layla Reyne
Series: Changing Lanes #2
Publisher: Self-Publish
Release Date: April 30 (Print & Ebook)
Length (Print & Ebook): Approx 270 pages
Subgenre: MM Romance, Bisexual Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, New Adult Romance

Book synopsis:

Sebastian Stewart was never Mr. Dependable; he was more the good-time guy who only wanted to swim, party, and ink tattoos. Until he cost his team the Olympic gold four years ago. Bas is determined to do right this time around—by his medley relay team and his rookie mentee.

Jacob Burrows is in over his head. The Olympic experience—from the hazing, to the endless practices, to the unrelenting media—makes the shy nineteen-year-old’s head spin. He’s trying to be everything to everyone while trying not to fall for his gorgeous tattooed teammate who just gets him—gets his need to fix things, his dorky pirate quips, and his bisexuality.

When Jacob falters under the stress, threatening his individual races and the medley relay gold, he needs Bas’s help to escape from drowning. Bas, however, fearing a repeat of his mistakes four years ago, pushes Jacob away, sure he’ll only let Jacob down. But the only path to salvaging gold is for Jacob to finally ask for what he needs—the heart of the man he loves—and for Bas to become the dependable one.


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