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BLOG TOUR (Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway!): Devil’s Bargain by Kathryn Sparrow

Title: Devil’s Bargain

Series: King of Hearts Book 1
Author: Kathryn Sparrow
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: January 3

Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 67500 Words
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal

Devilu2019s-Bargain-by-MPSeth Griffin is forced to live out his wildest dreams at the expense of his best friend, the man he loves.

Seth Griffin’s life was basically on track. Attend Cornell, double major in Mechanical Engineering and Astronomy, play basketball, and room with his best friend, Kevin. So what if he had a hopeless crush on his gorgeous, straight friend.

When Maynard Frederick Winthrop IV buys all of Seth’s family’s debt and threatens to foreclose, everything Seth has worked for is in jeopardy. Winthrop offers Seth a deal: spend a week at his mansion, a place that seems to defy logic and violate the laws of physics, performing challenges of Winthrop’s choosing. If Seth succeeds, all will be forgiven.

But can Seth do as Winthrop asks, especially when Kevin is the one who will pay the price?

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ARC REVIEW: Goddess of the Hunt by Shelby Eileen

SUMMARY

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Release Date: February 20, 2019
Received From: Review copy from the author

A poetry collection about the mythic life of Artemis, Greek Goddess of the hunt. Told through the perspective of Artemis herself with the contributions of a few other Greek Goddesses. This collection reimagines and follows Artemis navigating her lifelong vow of chastity and, rather than suffering through it, owning it as a facet of her aromanticism and asexuality. Immerse yourself in a cultivated tempest of poems illustrating Artemis as a warrior, whose shoulders have known an excessive weight of responsibility, and who always fights to remain her authentic self among people who would change her.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): Forgive Me Father by TL Travis

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK – Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Length: 55,000 words approx.

Cover – Model: Kegan R. Ward | Photographer: Eric McKinney | Design: Mayhem Designs

Series
Greyson Fox – Amazon US | Amazon UK – Currently only 99c/99p
Forgive Me Father –
Amazon US | Amazon UK

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MAKING HER MARK: A Guest Post by Renee Dahlia

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2018 is the year I discovered I’m bisexual. In hindsight, it’s odd that it’s taken me so long to figure this out. I’ve always had plenty of friends who are various types of queer, or as one of my gay friends C* says ‘part of the QUILTBAG’ – a joke that toes that line between cute/funny and offensive depending on who you are (which is on brand for C*). I’m sure they all knew before I did. The low-key queer representation in my 2018 release, The Heart of a Bluestocking, simply reflects my friendship group in real life. My own discovery came about when I started writing the second book in my Merindah Park series (out 2019 with Escape: Harlequin Australia Digital). The heroine demanded to be bisexual, and so I started doing a bunch of research to figure out what was happening in my brain and in her story. I discovered the Kinsey Scale – and as a trained scientist, this scale spoke volumes to me.

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19 Anticipated Books Releasing in 2019

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It’s that time again–the end of one year and nearly the beginning of another. As 2018 comes to a close, I find myself thinking of not only the books I most enjoyed this year (that’s a post that’ll come in January once I’ve read all I can read in 2018), but also the books I’m most looking forward to for the coming 12 months.

As I thought about this, and got excited all over again, I thought it would be fun to put together a little post with 19 anticipated reads releasing in the new year! This list is by no means exhaustive, and it’s not in any particular order, but they’re all stories I’m super eager for! There’s so many amazingly intriguing books coming from marginalized writers, several of which are included in this post.

So! I hope you’ll take a look, and at the end, share some of your most anticipated titles with me! I’m always looking to grow my (never-ending) TBR list!

(The titles/authors include a link to the books’ GoodReads pages.)

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BLOG TOUR (Guest Post + Giveaway!): Why the Devil Stalks Death by LJ Hayward

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Hello hello, my lovelies!

Today, we’ve got a great post from author LJ Hayward, who writes the thrilling, M/M romantic suspense series DEATH AND THE DEVIL!

I don’t know about all y’all, but I am super excited for the next book to come out so I can see what kind of shenanigans Ethan and Jack get up to while yelling at my electronic devices as they continue to have communication issues. (I really hope that bit gets fixed because I love these two together.) Also, will Jack finally kiss Ethan, giving him what’s essentially Jack’s most precious gift? WE JUST DON’T KNOW. Luckily, we only have one more day before we find out!

For now, enjoy this wonderful guest post!

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BLOG TOUR (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Rough Trade by Sidney Bell

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Rough Trade (Woodbury Boys #3) by Sidney Bell

Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook):
Ebook: Monday December 3
Print (mmp): Tuesday December 25
Length (Print & Ebook):
Ebook: 496
Print (mmp): 496
Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Male/Male Romance
Reader warnings: Childhood sexual abuse, angst

ROUGH TRADE 9781335777119 front coverSynopsis:

Quick-witted hustler Ghost is no stranger to living dangerously; survival has always been the name of the game.

He’s just always gone it alone.

Now he’s got the wrong people breathing down his neck, and the only way out demands placing his trust in the unlikeliest of heroes: Duncan Rook, a gruff cop whose ethics are as solid as his body.

Cozying up to a criminal is hardly what Duncan’s reputation on the force needs—especially when that criminal is temptation personified. Ghost is Duncan’s polar opposite, and the last person he expected to fall for.

So then why does every imaginable scenario for taking down their common enemy end with Ghost in his arms?

This book is approximately 122,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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(PAPERBACK) RELEASE DAY BLITZ (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert

Better Not Pout is a heartwarming read full of true love, holiday magic, steamy romance, and nuanced interactions between characters. Old fans and new readers alike will love everything about this book!” — Anna Zabo, author of the Takeover and Twisted Wishes series

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Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert

Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
Release Date (Print): Print (mmp): Tuesday November 27, 2018
Length (Print): Print (mmp): 288
Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Male/Male Romance, Holiday Romance, Military Romance

Order at:
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/better-not-pout-annabeth-albert/1128809456?ean=9781335924841
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ki8Xl0

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One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

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Annabeth Albert says that, “BETTER NOT POUT is a male/male holiday romance featuring endearing characters with a fun, flirty plot that will remind readers of their favorite holiday rom-coms.”

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REVIEW: Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto

SUMMARY

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Release Date: October 16, 2018
Received From: NetGalley / Amazon

PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed—and how to engage in youth activism.

Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. They’re taboo. They’re embarrassing. They’re gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more.

Power to the Period aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.

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REBOOT BLOG TOUR: A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra

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Good morning, everyone!

If you follow my blog, you know I don’t usually post on the weekends, but today, I’ve made a special exception! Due to some personal things that were going on around the release, Jude Sierra didn’t get to really promote her book A TINY PIECE OF SOMETHING GREATER, a story of romantic love and learning to love yourself. So! Jude has decided to do a reboot tour, and when she asked me, I simply could not say no as I absolutely adored this book.

37830506Reid 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.

Thus, today, she’s dropped by for an interview! I hope you enjoy, because I had a lot of fun with it!

Also, at the end of the post, I will include a graphic and links to the other blogs participating in the tour!

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