Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Two Roads by Lili St Germain ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway

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Title: Two Roads (Gypsy Brothers,  # 6)

Author: Lili St Germaine

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release date: September 30 2014



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The sixth book in the #1 iBooks bestselling Gypsy Brothers series.

Juliette and Jase may be out of Dornan's immediate reach, but as tensions rise, will they end up walking right into the enemy's trap?

Can Juliette forgive Jase for his devastating betrayal, or will it destroy everything they've been fighting for?

Exclusive Cover Reveal ~ The Devil Will Do by Heidi Cullinan including a Word form Heidi, and an Exclusive Excerpt

The Devil Will Do

As huge fans of Heidi Cullinan, we are always thrilled when she pops in for a visit… but even more so when she is tempting us with new pretties. Her upcoming novella The Devil Will Do is due for release on 4th February and we are delighted to be able to showcase the cover today… she totally had me at kinky and erotic!

Mark your Diaries

Devil Will Do By Heidi Cullinan



Today’s New M/M & M/F New Releases ~ Wednesday 1st October

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We all lead busy lives… and trying to keep up with all the new releases each day is a time consuming task, so to make our obsession with books and reading a little easier, we here at SSBR will be bringing you daily updates (Monday – Friday) on the New Releases that have caught our eye in the M/M and M/F world.

Keep up to date with our picks of what’s HOT and if you missed any New Releases you can have a recap –> HERE


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today’s New M/M & M/F Releases ~ Tuesday 30th September

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 We have lot’s of pretties to tempt you… What a fabulous release day and some AMAZING books! We’ve also included some current M/M 99c/77c sales that we have either read or they have found their way to our Kindles.

Keep up to date with our picks of what’s HOT and if you missed yesterdays New Releases you can have a recap –> HERE

Happy Reading!


Keep Me by Anna Zaires ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway

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Title: Keep Me (Twist Me, #2)

Author: Anna Zaires

Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: September 30, 2014


4 stars 

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Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.

It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.

I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.

I can, however, change her.

My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.

***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***

Sweetwater by Lisa Henry ~ Review, Guest Post & Giveaway


Hi! I’m Lisa Henry, author of Sweetwater! I’m touring the web talking about my inspiration, my writing process, and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Sweetwater. And of course there’s a giveaway! You could win a title from my back catalogue, as well as a $20 Riptide gift voucher!


He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway

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Title: He’s So Fine(Lucky Harbour, #11)

Author: Jill Shalvis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 26 2014


4 stars 

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For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?

Hissed as a Newt (With a Kick #2) by Sue Brown ~ Release Day Review, Guest Post & Giveaway


Title ~ Hissed as a Newt (With a Kick #2)

Author ~ Sue Brown

Published ~ 29th September 2014

Genre ~ M/M Contemporary Romance



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"All guys do emotional just in different ways. I eat ice-cream, you get drunk in the gutter…”
A drunk clown rolling around in the gutter is not what David Wright expects to find as he walks to With A Kick, his favourite ice-cream shop. David has had a lousy day. A literary agent has crushed his dreams and all he wants is the consolation of alcoholic ice-cream. He’s about to walk away when he realises the clown has been dumped by his boyfriend. On a whim, David takes the clown into With A Kick before he gets arrested. Underneath the smeared make-up, he meets Stan, who has just found his boyfriend and best friend getting more than friendly. Over ice-cream, David and Stan discuss their problems and discover maybe they can help each other.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Today’s New Releases ~ 29th September 2014

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We all lead busy lives… and trying to keep up with all the new releases each day is a time consuming task, so to make our obsession with books and reading a little easier, we here at SSBR will be bringing you daily updates on the New Releases that have caught our eye in the M/M and M/F world.

There have been an amazing amount of fabulous books released TODAY! So sit back have a nosy …and let us know which books have you desperate to press that addictive one click button!


Another Place in Time Anthology ~ Pre-Release Review, Guest Post from Aleksandr Voinov & Giveaway


Title ~ Another Place in Time

Authors ~ Tamara Allan, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L Hawk, Alexander Voinov.

Genre ~ Historical M/M Romance

Published ~ 1st October 2014



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Welcome to another place in time...where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten.
Included in this anthology:

"Office Romance" by Tamara Allen

The post-war economy is at a standstill, much like Foster Wetherly’s life until he’s forced to do battle with irritatingly confident—and competent—fellow ex-doughboy Casey Gladwin for a position in their shrinking department at Manhattan Security Mutual.

"Introducing Mr. Winterbourne" by Joanna Chambers

Lysander Winterbourne appears to lead a charmed life. Handsome, amiable, and a renowned sportsman, he is the darling of London society. As far as Adam Freeman is concerned though, Lysander is just another spoiled aristocrat.

A wealthy mill owner, Adam has no time for the frivolous world of the ton, but when his younger brother becomes engaged to Althea Winterbourne, he reluctantly agrees to be introduced to society–with the Winterbourne clan’s golden boy as his guide.

Resigning himself to a few days of boredom, Adam is surprised to learn that there is much more to Lysander than his perfect surface. But will Adam have the courage to introduce Lysander Winterbourne to his own secret self?

"The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh" by KJ Charles

Lord Gabriel Ashleigh is a ruined man. Last night he lost everything at the card tables to his brother’s worst enemy, notorious gambler Francis Webster. Tonight, he’s going back for one more game. Ash thinks he has nothing left to lose. But Francis sets the stakes, and they’re higher than Ash could have imagined…

Two Regency bucks. One game of cards. Everything to play for.

"Unfair in Love and War" by Kaje Harper

Many men lost brothers overseas in the summer of 1944. Warren Burch was one of them. For months he still clung to his big city life in Philadelphia, but finally he's made the difficult choice to return to his home town. Warren's polio-stricken leg won't let him serve, so the least he can do is be there for his mother, when brother Charlie never again will. Arriving home means a whole new life, constrained by the rhythms and prejudices of a small town. Fortunately, it's made more interesting by the mysterious and attractive young man next door.

"Carousel" by Jordan L. Hawk

When a child goes missing, is it a simple case of a young runaway, or are more sinister forces at work?

“Carousel” is part of the Whyborne & Griffin series and takes place between the events of Stormhaven and Necropolis. It can be read as a standalone.

"Deliverance" by Aleksandr Voinov

This is a re-vamped, re-edited, improved version of "Deliverance". It's about William Raven, a templar, who thought he'd escaped his past. (Same character as in The Lion of Kent.)

Along with a foreword written by Alex Beecroft, enjoy these original short stories that make up "Another Place in Time".

All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.

Facade by Ker Dukey and DH Sidebottom ~ Release Day Review, Author Interview and Giveaway

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Title: FaCade

Authors: Ker Dukey & D H Sidebottom

Genre: Dark Erotica

Release Date: September 29 2014


4.5 stars

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You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You marry.
The four simple rules of love….
Wrong! I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of anyone’s life.
My mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to lead me to the fourth .
I can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t understand how we made it to the next stage.
I’m not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling, arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a soul that I once owned.
Now my memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man with me now.
And this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit.
I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a façade, I am already gone
I am a no one.
Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity.
The sin in his immorality

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward ~ Release Day Review and Guest Post


Title: Stepbrother Dearest

Author: Penelope Ward

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 29 2014


4.5 stars


You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.

I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.

But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway

Quick Bites 29th September 2014

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 bring you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads.

We have three fabulous Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from SE Jakes, J.S. Cook and Aleksandr Voinov. 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!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jag by Stevie J Cole ~ Blog Tour & Trailer

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Title : Jag (Pandemic Sorrow, #1)

Author Stevie J Cole

Genre: Rock Romance

Release Date: September 12 2014


 4.5 stars

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"My name's Jag Steele. I’m the lead singer and guitarist to the band Pandemic Sorrow and I have a drug problem – well, I mean it's not really a problem unless you count the fact that I almost made my heart explode from all the blow I shoved up my nose a few weeks back."

That was my introduction during my first stint in rehab. I'm a fuckup. If you ask anybody who I am there’s a list they will go down: Famous, rock star, legend, drug addict, womanizing man-whore… but if you asked me, I wouldn't have the first idea of what to say because I don’t know who Jag Steele is. Really, I’m living every other damn person's dream, and all I want is reality.

Roxy Slade, that girl was my reality. My brutally flawed and beautifully broken reality. And she fucking hated everything I stood for. To her I was just one of “those guys”, and she’d rather be buried alive with poisonous snakes than give someone like me a piece of toilet paper to wipe their ass with. Brutal - Life. Is. Brutal. And it is just a giant pain in the ass, which is why I chase after anything to make it numb, anything that can fill this void. I just want anything that can make me not feel.

A Twist and Two Balls (With a Kick #1) by Clare London ~ Review, Guest Post and Giveaway


Title ~ A Twist and Two Balls (With a Kick #1)

Author ~ Clare London

Published ~ 29th August 2014

Genre ~ Contemporary Romance



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Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn't got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren't supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he's finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he's late for an important audition, hasn't got enough to money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.
Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary - With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.
But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.

Upcoming Releases Week Commencing September 29th

Well, as September draws to a close and the autumn season gets into full swing, we’ve got a whole heck of a lot of books to bring you this week.  It’s hard to know where to begin and what to include and what to omit so I’m going to add in as many as possible. 


Please take a leisurely read through and let us know which ones you’re looking forward to and any that you think we may have missed.


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Exclusive Cover Reveal & Excerpt ~ Heart by Garrett Leigh


How excited are we here at SSBR??? A new novel by Garrett Leigh, due for release on 27th October. The blub sounds AMAZING and I literally can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Check out the fabulous cover from Garrett and don’t forget to mark your diaries.

HEART by Garrett Leigh

RELEASE DATE: 27th October 2014