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!*

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

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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

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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!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

My First, My Last by Lacey Silks ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway

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Title: My First, My Last

Author: Lacey Silks

Release Date: July 21, 2014

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Rating:

3 star rating

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Synopsis

Fate has kept them apart for twenty years.

Their roads hadn't crossed and the stars didn't align until now...

Matured, more experienced, pierced, tattooed and hot as hell, Adrian steps back into Mia's life to reclaim his first love.

And the moment she sees him she can't even remember her own name.

Adrian Reed had always remained in Mia's heart. After all, he was her first boyfriend and the man she'd lost her virginity to, but that was twenty years ago. His sudden appearance at a bar, on a girls night out, has Mia acting like the fifteen year old girl she was when they parted.

But life now is not as simple as it was twenty years ago. With two kids, a hopeful ex-husband and new insecurities, Mia finds opening up to a new relationship more challenging.

Will she give her first love another chance, or will she push him away, this time for good?

Three Years by Lili St Germain ~ Release Day Review

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Title: Three Years (Gypsy Brothers,  # 5)

Author: Lili St Germaine

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release date: July 20 2014

Rating:

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Every day for six years, I used to pray that I would find my way back to the boy I loved.
Until finally, one day, I did.
But that’s the funny thing about life. Nothing good ever lasts, not for me, anyway. You think you’re the one with the power, at least I did, but then I got careless. One tiny mistake, and now I am powerless to stop what comes next.
People think money equals power, but all the money in my bank account, the dirty notes laundered clean that my father left for me, are useless.
Money does not equal power. Power is held by the one with the knife in his hand, tracing shallow cuts into your skin.
Power is held by the one who owns you.
I had power once.
Now, I have nothing.

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway

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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.


It’s Monday and time for this weeks Quick Bites! We have four more fabulous recommended reads for you this week from  Chris Owen, Kindle Alexander, J.L. Merrow and Varian Krylov.

Don’t forget to 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!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monster In His Eyes by JM Darhower ~ New Review

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Title: Monster In His Eyes

Author: JM Darhower

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: April 27, 2014

Rating:

5 stars blog

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Synopsis

Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.
I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I'm thinking before I even do.
It's alarming and alluring. It's dark and deadly. It's everything I've ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.
It doesn't take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it's too late. He has secrets, secrets I can't fathom, secrets that make it so I can't walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that's both terrifying and thrilling. He's a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.
I want to hate him.
Sometimes, I do.
But it doesn't stop me from loving him, too.

Fallen by Callie Hart ~ New Review

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Title: Fallen (Blood & Roses, #4)

Author: Callie Hart

Genre:  Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: July 8, 2014

Rating:

4.5 stars

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Synopsis

Sloane
For over two years, Sloane Romera has pinned everything on finding Alexis. Life was going to get better. Easier. Happier. The nightmare of having a missing sister was supposed to end, and everything was supposed to go back to normal.
However, now that she’s found her sister, Sloane is discovering that life has a way of ridiculing what we expect of it.
Nothing is easier.
And ‘normal’ is falling for a man who might never be able to feel the same way.
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Zeth
A lengthy history of breaking things with his fists has given Zeth Mayfair a fairly good idea of how to get his own way. But when his goal, the one, single woman on the face of the planet that he’s truly ever wanted, can only be obtained by fixing things instead of destroying them, how can he adjust a lifetime of violence in order to make her his once and for all? And how can he make sure that she is safe?
The first part is going to take time. But the second part…
The second part is easy.
He must kill Charlie Holsan.

Upcoming New Releases Week Commencing Monday 21st July

Well, it’s been a while but the upcoming releases posts are back.  Thank you all so much for your patience these last few weeks.

 

We’ve got the much anticipated Three Years from Lili Saint Germain’s highly popular Gypsy Brothers series plus a novella to kick off a hot new Nicole Edwards series  and a hot new debut from Soraya Naomi due for release at the end of the week.

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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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Next by Rafe Haze ~ Video Guest Post and Reading, Review and Giveaway

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Title: The Next

Author: Rafe Haze

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Released: 23rd April 2014

Genre: M/M (contemporary / crime)

Rating:

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He never thought he’d become one of the agoraphobic sludges of New York City—trapped with one view of a courtyard and a head full of wrenching memories. Dumped, disconnected, and depressed, he surrenders to spying on the neighbors as his only entertainment.

Until one day, without warning, the lascivious and suspicious behavior of the closeted lawyer in the huge apartment across the courtyard leads him to a spine-tingling conclusion… his neighbor is a murderer.

Perhaps collaborating with the beautiful and fierce Detective Marzoli to catch the killer can finally breathe life back into a man suffocated by the stranglehold of a tragic past. Unless the killer across the way decides to make him… The Next.

Road Of No Return (Sex & Mayhem #1) by K.A. Merikan ~ Release Day Review & Giveaway

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Title ~ Road Of No Return (Sex & Mayhem #1)

Author ~ K.A. Merikan

Publisher ~ Acerbi & Villani ltd.

Genre ~ contemporary, homoerotic dark romance

Release Date ~ 19th July 2014

Rating

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Synopsis

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Zak. Tattoo artist. Independent. Doesn’t do relationships.

Stitch. Outlaw biker. Deep in the closet. Doesn’t share his property.

On the day of Stitch’s divorce, lust personified enters the biker bar he’s celebrating at. Tattooed all over, pierced, confident, and hot as hellfire, Zak is the bone Stitch has waited for life to throw him. All Stitch wants is a sniff, a taste, a lick. What follows instead is gluttony of the most carnal sort, and nothing will ever be the same. Forced to hide his new love affair from the whole world, Stitch juggles family, club life, and crime, but it’s only a matter of time until it becomes too hard.

Zak moves to Lake Valley in search of peace and quiet, but when he puts his hand into the jaws of a Hound of Valhalla, life gets all but simple. In order to be with Stitch, Zak’s biker wet dream, he has to crawl right back into the closet. As heated as the relationship is, the secrets, the hiding, the violence, jealousy, and conservative attitudes in the town rub Zak in all the wrong ways. When pretending he doesn't know what his man does becomes impossible, Zak needs to decide if life with an outlaw biker is really what he wants.

As club life and the love affair collide, all that’s left in Zak and Stitch’s life is mayhem.

WARNING Contains adult content: a gritty storyline, sex, explicit language, violence and torture

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: Outlaw Motorcycle Club, organized crime, homophobia, family issues, coming out, first gay relationship, tattoo, piercing

Length:  ~ 100,000 words (Standalone novel, no cliffhanger.)

Trading Tides by Laila Blake ~ New Review and Giveaway

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Title: Trading Tides  (Breaking In Waves, #2)

Author: Laila Blake

Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance

Release Date: July 19 2014

Rating:

4.5 stars

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Synopsis

Love, they say, is magnified by absence.
After the dream-like quality of Iris’ visit at Paul’s sea-side home, she is back in the routine and drudgery of her city life. Struggling to put a label on what they have together, they phone and write letters, trying to sustain the flame, until they can make time to be in each other’s arms again. But once they are, how do you pull back into proportions a love so magnified it burns?

Contains adult themes and BDSM

 

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!

Good Luck!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Noble Metals by L.A. Witt ~ Virtual Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway

Grey-background-for-site11Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/L. A. Witt blog tour for Noble Metals!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding Noble Metals) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on July 19th, and winners will be announced on July 20th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

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New Releases and Giveaway

Well. I know it’s been a while but the weekend giveaways are back.  Woohoo!!  This week we’ve got some fantastic new releases to share with you with some old faves and new faces.

 

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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Full Circle (Broken Pieces #2) by Riley Hart Cover Reveal, Chapter One Reveal & Giveaway

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Riley Hart is a HUGE favourite of ours here at SSBR, so we are delighted and incredibly excited to bring you the cover of the follow up to Broken Pieces… Full Circle, due for release in September.

WooHoo! More Tao, Josiah and Tristan… WE CAN’T WAIT!!!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Full Circle by Riley Hart we will be gifting one lucky reader the chance to win a Kindle eBook of the first book in this series… Broken Pieces. All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Victory Run by Devon Hartford ~ Video Reveal and Giveaway

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Title: Victory Run

Author: Devon Hartford

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Forty-Two Stairs by A.F. Henley ~ Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

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Title: Forty-Two Stairs

Author: A.F. Henley

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Released: 25th June 2014

Genre: M/M (contemporary)

Rating:

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Owen has been struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, but it takes a DUI involving another vehicle for him to finally face his issues. The road to recovery is a rough one, and for Owen it's a journey made harder by bankruptcy, loneliness, and repressed memories.

His new apartment doesn't help either. It's small, worn, and hot as hell. The only way to reach it is a tedious stretch of stairs that seems like the final insult on top of a whole pile of misery. Thankfully, the mess comes with one bright spot: intense, pretty Sebastian, who seems to have a knack for keeping his head up and finding the beauty in everything.