Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Left Behind by Vi Keeland & Dylan Scott ~Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title: Left Behind

Author: Vi Keeland & Dylan Scott

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 16 2014

Rating:

4 stars

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Synopsis

Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….

Zack Martin

The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.

Nikki Fallon

After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.

Vanishing Dreams by Nicole Edwards ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Title: Vanishing Dreams (Devil’s Bend, #2)

Author: Nicole Edwards

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Rating:

4 stars

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Synopsis

Dalton Calhoun hadn’t always planned on a life up on the big stage, beneath the bright lights, but that was where he found himself. A second chance of sorts. An opportunity that had come along after his real dreams vanished when he was eighteen years old. Although country music was more than he could’ve expected, he’d never dismissed the notion that there was still something missing.

When Dalton followed his buddy Cooper Krenshaw to Devil’s Bend, Texas, it didn’t take long before Dalton realized just what that was. But just because he has topped the country music charts, and made his fair share of women swoon, doesn’t mean that everything comes easy to him. And when he sets his sights on the black-haired, gray-eyed waitress at The Rusty Nail, Dalton realizes he might just have to work for what he wants.

Katie Clarren’s life has been a series of unfortunate events, starting from the time her mother left on her eighteenth birthday. Not exactly how she had planned to spend one of the major turning points in her young life. Nor had she planned to spend the next five years dealing with the fallout. Somewhere along the way, Katie adapted, doing exactly what she needed to do in order to survive. But Katie has secrets that even her closest friends don’t know. Secrets she has worked hard to protect.

Although she longs for handsome, charming, country music sensation, Dalton Calhoun, she knows that anything that starts between them can’t last. Too bad her heart doesn’t seem to be on the same page. Katie gives in to her love for Dalton, needing that human connection that has been missing for so long. But when it comes time to make the hard decisions, Katie forces herself to walk away from him. To protect her secrets, and him. The last thing she wants to do is hurt Dalton, no matter how much pain she has to endure in the process. She loves him.

Can the two of them overcome the secrets and lies? Can they look to the future and stop living in the past? Or will they keep dwelling on the dreams that vanished, not seeing what is right in front of them? Each other.

One Thing Leads by Jude Dunn Blog Tour ~ with a word from Jude Dunn on the inspiration behind his latest novel and a giveaway.

We are delighted to welcome Jude Dunn to the blog today… he has very kindly popped in to tell about the inspiration behind his latest novel One Thing Leads.

I’m Jude Dunn, and One Thing Leads my new novel, is rather dark. That’s an understatement, really. Dion, the main character, is led away from his lover down a path that ends in enslavement in a literal sense. Can you imagine being faced with blackmail that can only be avoided by signing your life away as a prostitute, your body sold nightly for the profit of a man you thought was your friend? Where in the world does the inspiration for such a tale come from?

First things first. Here’s a synopsis, after which I’ll answer the question of inspiration, which may be kind of questionable (you’ll see what I mean). Below that you’ll find a bio of yours truly and some linkage for your viewing pleasure (including the requisite excerpt, and freebies, and “please buy me!” clickables).

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One Thing Leads by Jude Dunn

 

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Title ~ One Thing Leads

Author ~ Jude Dunn

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 20th October 2014

Genre ~ M/M Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

What makes a young man go further than he ever thought he would?
Dion Bellamy is twenty-seven and studying social work at the University of Chicago. He has lived with Kenji Okamura, a construction worker, for a year and a half. Dion loves Kenji and passionately hopes Kenji feels the same, but he has never said the three big words. Then Grayson Sinclair, Dion’s schoolmate and a vivacious, oversexed playboy, comes between them.
One step at a time, barely aware where his steps are leading, Dion descends the slippery slope into a life of depravity. First, Grayson ensures Kenji is out of the way. Then he entices Dion to go clubbing with him, gets Dion drunk and high, and then takes him to a sex club, where he films Dion giving blow jobs to multiple men. He threatens to put the video online unless Dion signs a contract to work as a prostitute. Though he hardly understands how he reached this point, Dion must now figure out how to escape his fate and save himself

For more info about One Thing Leads click here ~> http://www.onethingleads.com

Hook, Line & Sinker by Piper Vaughn Cover Reveal ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

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Get your fans ready girls & boys, cause this cover is delicious!

 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sinfully Sexy Daily ~ Tuesday 21st October ~ Our Daily look at what’s HOT in the M/M & M/F world ~ New Releases, Sales, Freebies & News

Tuesday 21st OctoberWe 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, Sales, Freebies and News that have caught our eye in the M/M and M/F world.

Have a nosy at what’s caught our eye today.

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

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Rowdy by Jay Crownover ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title: Rowdy (Marked Men #5)

Author: Jay Crownover

Genre: New Adult

Publication Date: October 21 2014

Rating:

  5 stars blog

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♥ Synopsis ♥

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

Insidious by Aleatha Romig ~ Release Day Review

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Title: Insidious (Tales From The Dark Side)

Author: Aleatha Romig

Genre: Dark, Erotic Thriller

Release Date: Oct 21st 2014

Rating:

4.5 stars 

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♥ Synopsis ♥

DUE TO THE DARK AND EXPLICIT NATURE OF THIS BOOK, IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALEATHA ROMIG!

When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…

“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”

Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.

Even me.

Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?

INSIDIOUS is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title by ALEATHA ROMIG.

Prince of Faith (An Uncommon Whore #3) by Belinda McBride ~ Blog Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title ~ Prince of Faith (An Uncommon Whore #3)

Author ~ Belinda McBride

Publisher ~ Loose Id

Due for Release ~ 23rd October 2014

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera.

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Synopsis

Held captive in a whorehouse, Markus Dayspring wakes every morning with a thirst for revenge, and collapses every night with a prayer for strength. He lives on in spite of deadly addictions and a crippling, shameful secret. When he’s rescued by a man from his past, his reawakened love threatens to crush his damaged soul.
Caius also has a secret, one that could ultimately kill him. But his vow to rescue Markus is stronger than guilt, fear and even his loyalty to King Helios. Too many have died because of Caius and rescuing the missing prince might allow him to sleep without nightmares.
Old habits are hard to break and new pain threatens their growing love. Yet one gleaming ray of hope continues to guide them to safety, even in the face of an unexpected violation of trust. With the stakes growing higher by the hour, Markus and Caius must learn to have faith before they can heal and face the future together.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sinfully Sexy Daily ~ Monday 20th October ~ Our Daily look at what’s HOT in the M/M & M/F world ~ New Releases, Sales, Freebies & News

PicMonkey CollageWe 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, Sales, Freebies and News that have caught our eye in the M/M and M/F world.

WooHoo! I just love Monday’s for New Releases! Have a nosy at what’s caught our eye today.

Keep up to date with our picks of what’s HOT and if you missed any New Releases you can have a recap –> HERE 1

Master Over You by Ethan Winters & Cerys Du Lys ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Title: Master Over You

Authors: Ethan Winters & Cerys Du Lys

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: October 20 2014

Rating:

4 stars

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♥ Synopsis ♥

There’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours

My name is Noah. I’m not a nice person. This isn’t cupcakes and candyland, love.

I’ll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You’re mine now. It’s business, nothing personal. You wouldn’t understand, and I’m not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don’t mean a thing to me.

Just know that there’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours.

Author Note – This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you.

(Ethan Winters official debut release co-authored with USA Today bestselling author Cerys du Lys)

Man’s POV = Ethan, Woman’s POV = Cerys

There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem.

The Knife of Narcissus Part 6 by Carolyne Chand ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway.

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Title: The Knife of Narcissus ~ Part 6

Author: Carolyne Chand

Publisher: Self-Published

Release: 20th October2014

Genre: M/M (Historical)

Rating:

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The cargo Lucius has smuggled into Rome for his brother-in-law Aulus is enough wealth to power an army, bringing them both to the attention of the imperial family. Now Lucius stands in a precarious position between two dangerous princes, poised to be either a favored courtier or an inconvenience marked for disposal—and forced to navigate his way through the same sexual intrigues Aulus has hinted that Trio, the man Lucius loves, has joined.

Trio is still a Gordian Knot Lucius intends to cut open. Knowing now that Trio is caught in more than an unmanly, un-Roman love for a friend, Lucius sets out with him and their two attendants on the search to find Velleia’s missing slave.

In the remoteness of the Campanian countryside, under looming, smoke-shrouded Mount Vesuvius that commands the skyline, Lucius intends to devote himself to refueling the flame he knows still burns between him and Trio. Nothing will stand in the way...except perhaps Arpalycus, the handsome and tempting slave who has become for Lucius much more than servant, far more than confidante.

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway

Monday 20th OctoberAs 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 Lily Grace, Harper Fox and J.P. Barnaby. Don’t forget can can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Unplugged by Lisa Swallow ~ New Review

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Title: Unplugged (Blue Phoenix, #3)

Author: Lisa Swallow

Genre: Rock Star Romance

Release Date: September 16 2014

Rating:

4 stars

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♥ Synopsis ♥

"A rock star doesn't return to his humble beginnings and whisk away the girl he kissed once. Especially if she has a four year old and her relationship status is 'it's complicated'."
Blue Phoenix bass player, Liam Oliver discovers pictures of his fiancée with another man and his world crashes around him. He packs up his humiliation and hurt and flies back to his Welsh family home for Christmas.
Cerys Edwards once had pictures of Liam Oliver covering her bedroom wall. Her best friend’s big brother never gave her the time of day when they were growing up. When she was fifteen, he left town leaving Cerys with her fantasies. Now he’s back. The problem is, she has a daughter and a broken relationship of her own.
In the world of his Christmas past, Cerys and Liam reconnect. Are they two hurt people looking for comfort in a time of heartbreak or does Cerys have a place in Liam’s future too?
Months later and unplugged from his Blue Phoenix lifestyle, Liam reconnects with Cerys. He discovers Cerys’s world is full of complications he never expected – including Ella’s father who isn’t happy about being replaced by a rock star.
Unplugged is more than a rock star romance. Liam isn’t dark and brooding like Dylan, or a bad boy like Jem but a fiercely loyal man with a big heart. This is a story of love, family and unexpected bonds made that can’t be broken.
This is book three of the Blue Phoenix series. It can be read as a standalone but has minor spoilers for books one and two.