Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Companion by Lloyd A. Meeker ~ Exclusive to SSBR Author Video Reading, Review & Giveaway

The Companion bannerWOW!!! We have a special guest with us today, with something super exciting. Exclusive to SSBR we have a Video Author Reading from the lovely, and might I say very handsome… Mr Lloyd Meeker. We were delighted when he agreed to pop in and read a passage from his latest novel The Companion… just for you!

That’s not all… you can also check out our Macky’s review and Lloyd will also be gifting one lucky reader an e-copy of The Companion, so don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter below.


Dirty Angels by Karina Halle ~ New Review

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Title: Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels Trilogy #1)

Author: Karina Halle

Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 15, 2014


4.5 stars rating

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For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.

When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.

Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.

As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.

That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.

Unless she ruins him first.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lead by Kylie Scott ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway


Title: Lead (Stage Dive, #3) 

Author: Kylie Scott

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 29, 2014


5 stars blog

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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

Beautifully Forgotten by L A Fiore ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway

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Title: Beautifully Forgotten

Series: Beautifully Damaged #2

Author: L.A. Fiore

Release Date: July 29, 2014


4 stars


Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him…and then abandoned him.

Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien’s delicate touch when they were both wildly in love teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she’d been dumped off at the orphanage where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she’d planned to spend the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later, she’s ready to endure the torture of Lucien’s indifference and having him as her boss…just to be near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again.

L.A. Fiore’s story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged.

Solitude by Anna Martin & Tia Fielding ~ Cover Reveal & eBook Giveaway

Cover Reveal

Due for release on the 27th August, we are incredibly excited about this upcoming novel from Anna Martin and Tia Fielding… Solitude. Available for Pre-Order now from Dreamspinner Press. Make a note in your diaries and add it to your TBR!!!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to get an e-copy of Solitude on release day.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Six Of Hearts by LH Cosway ~ New Review and Giveaway

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Title: Six of hearts

Author: LH Cosway

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 27 2014


4.5 stars

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Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.
I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.
The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.
She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this – if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.
So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.
You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.
I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.
So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

His Reverie by Monica Muprhy ~ Release Day Launch and Giveaway

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Monica Murphy's HIS REVERIE!! HIS REVERIE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance you will not want to miss!

  His Reverie

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Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway


As M/M Reviewers, between us we have read thousands of m/m romance novels over the years and we would like to share our favourites with you, those reads that have been 4+ stars for us. So every Monday we will be bringing you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads.

Another week over, and here we are again with this weeks Quick Bites! We have four more fabulous recommended reads for you this week from Clare London, Sage Marlow, Eden Winters and Cardeno C.

Don’t forget can can also enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites, and let us know if you have read and loved any of these books or which one might be tempting that one click finger!


Good Luck & Happy Reading!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott ~ Guest Post and Giveaway

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Title: How We Deal With gravity

Author: Ginger Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 6 2014


4.5 stars

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When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots.

Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?

Give Me Grace by Kate McCarthy ~ New Review

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Title: Give Me Grace

Series: Give Me #3

Author: Kate McCarthy

Release Date: July 10, 2014


4.5 stars

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Casey Daniels has a past forged in Hell. Despite the friends, the endless supply of women, and the muscle car he spent years restoring, it still eats away at him.
Grace Paterson is in Sydney as a temporary bassist for Jamieson, the band Casey handles security for. She’s also infuriating, off-limits, and completely irresistible.
A deal is struck, and despite their intense and powerful connection, both think it will be easy to walk away. But life can be more ruthless than either of them ever imagined. Not only does Grace have a secret she’s desperate to keep, Casey has questions from his past that he’s willing to do anything to get answers for.
It’s not until someone wants one of them dead that Casey realises his love for Grace is the one thing he could never walk away from.
In a story of revenge, betrayal, secrets, and love, Casey will need to reconcile his past with his present, before the future he never knew he wanted is snatched away.

Upcoming Releases Week Commencing Monday 28th July

Well, it may be HOT outside but it’s not the weather that you’re going to need your air-conditioning for!  Oh no, it’s the mega hot releases that are coming your way this week – plenty here to keep you all hot and bothered!!  We’ve got Kylie Scott, Nicole Edwards, Katy Evans and Nina Lane ALL releasing on Tuesday.  Doesn’t get much hotter than that!

We’ve got pre-order links where available, otherwise Goodreads links.  Please take a look through and let us know which one you’re most looking forward to.


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Fit For The Job by Darien Cox ~ Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

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Title ~ Fit For The Job

Author ~ Darien Cox

Published ~ 14th July 2014

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Contemporary


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When fitness professional Jay Capello is unexpectedly offered the job of training a movie star’s teenage daughter for the summer, he thinks he’s scored a fairly cushy gig. But once let inside the locked gates of the actor’s residence, he begins to realize he’s been dropped into a web of family secrets, and the unconventional challenges of this assignment may be more than he can handle. But when he starts to fall for Bodie, the girl’s personal security guard, he tries to stick with it, and his simple summer commitment becomes a struggle to perform his job duties without losing his heart in the process.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Boots Optional/Betting on Grace by Nicole Edwards ~ Guest Post and Giveaway

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Title: Boots Optional (Dead Heat Ranch, #0.5)

Author: Nicole Edwards

Genre:  Erotic Romance

Release Date:  July 22, 2014

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Dead Heat Ranch Novella, #0.5

Note: This novella was previously published in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although the story has not changed, this version contains a short bonus scene.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.

Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other.

Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them.
Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.

M/M New Releases Weekend Giveaway

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Yay! It’s the weekend and time to catch up with some of this weeks new releases… Have a nosy at the books which have caught our eye this week and don’t forget… FIVE lucky readers get the chance to win a Kindle eBook of their choice from this weeks list!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July with R.J. Scott, JL Merrow, Amy Lane and Heidi Cullinan. Includes 1 Signed Paperback and 4 eBook Giveaway

Christmas in July

The sun may be cracking the flags here in the UK, but what better way to cool down than the feel of a little snow on your skin and a heart full of Christmas joy. So today we are celebrating Christmas in July, with four fabulous authors, Heidi Cullinan, R.J. Scott, Amy Lane and JL Merrow… Cue Bing Crosby…


Cryptshiver (Dark Regulators #1) by Chacelyn Pierce ~ Review, Guest Post & Giveaway


Title ~ CryptShiver (Dark Regulators #1)

Author ~ Chacelyn Pierce

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ June 11th 2014

Genre ~ M/M Paranormal Romance



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When a skinned corpse found in a cemetery rises from the dead, supernatural agents Avi Grissom and Jakob Ender hunt for the killer. But Grissom is more interested in his partner’s mysterious disappearance two years ago and his recent return. Something isn’t right with Ender, and the werewolf in Grissom desperately needs to sniff out what has Ender so tight-lipped while fighting off the desire for the secretive vampire that has only grown during his absence. His quest to solve the murder unearths personal truths of vengeance and death magic, and reveals one of their most notorious enemies.

New Releases and Giveaway

Friday at long, LONG last and it’s been another week of hot summer reads. We’ve got exciting releases from old faves Nicole Edwards, Lili St Germain plus a couple of interesting debuts to check out.


As always, we’re going to gift 5 lucky winners one book of their choice from the list below – just enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post.


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Restoring Hope by CP Smith ~ New Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

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Title: Restoring Hope

Author: CP Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 22, 2014


4.5 stars

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Life throws you curve balls, but no parent should ever bury a child. Determined not to make the same mistakes with his son as he made with his daughter, Nic Beuve is single-minded until Hope walks into his life.
Hope Delaney, a woman with a past that almost broke her, tries to keep people at bay for their own protection. Fortunately for her, no one listens when she says she wants to be alone.
Burning desire, a deep need to protect, and a woman who looks like an angel breaks down Nic's defenses until he can’t ignore them. He wants Hope and what Nic wants…
Hope thinks she can walk away at any time she just wasn't counting on a man like Nic to get in the way, or a nosy but loving Cajun Boss. All's fair in love and war and what Maman Rose wants is Nic and Hope together.
Will their relationship survive an ex-wife with an agenda or will her past come between them... or kill them?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet ~ Review, A Post from Dex & Giveaway

HaHW Guest Post Review & GiveawayOh.My.God! I think I have died and gone to heaven, we have one very special guy today here on our guest couch. Freaking hot Dexter J. Daley, from Charlie Cochet's novel Hell & High Water! I need to rush and check if everything is ready for him. Cheesy Doodles? Check! Gummy Bears? Check! 80's music on my ipod? Check! Cushions on the guest couch fluffed up? Check! Posters of some hunky men well placed? Check! *runs around like a headless chicken* I’d love it if you guys would scroll down and check out my 5 star review of Hell & High Water and Dex's guest post. Oh... you can win a signed paperback of the book if you enter the Rafflecopter below. Good luck, guys! Someone knocks on the door. OMG! He's arrived! *deep breath, Tina, you can do it!*


The Dreams You Made In The Dirt by Lisa Henry ~ M/M Romance Group Love’s Landscapes Event


This story was written as a part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's "Love’s Landscapes" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

This is a fabulous event that gives M/M readers a chance to catch up with some of their favourite authors, experience new authors, and also gives those readers that have yet to dip their toes into the genre a chance to find out why so many of us are huge fans of Gay Romance… all for free!!! AMAZING!!!

The M/M team will be following the Love’s Landscapes releases and bringing you our take on some of these fabulous gems. We would also like to thank the Goodreads M/M Romance group who organise this yearly event and those authors that give their time freely for the fans enjoyment… Free eBooks from amazing authors is a gift we are all immensely grateful for.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second Helpings by Charlie Cochrane ~ Review, Guest Post & Giveaway


Today it's our pleasure to welcome the wonderful Charlie Cochrane to Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews. We're very proud to be part of the blog tour hosting her new book Second Helpings and I was delighted to be the one picked to read it, and I loved it!

Not only is Charlie a fantastic author, but all you guys who have been lucky enough to go to the M/M UK Meets will know and love her for the amazing job she does alongside the rest of the awesome organisers who work tirelessly to make it one of the best UK book conferences EVER! Rugby fanatic and with the best pair of legs in the business, we love Charlie.

One thing...with Charlie's way with words, you'll never suffer a lack of communication from her books!