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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Always by Kindle Alexander Book Trailer

Always
by
Kindle Alexander
release date March 11, 2014



SynopsisBorn to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who may derail his political future.
Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.


AboutTheAuthorBest Selling, and newly award winning (whooo hooo!) Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. it never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to meet my writing partner. I would have never gotten through those dark days without her unwavering support and guidance. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. For the first time I used the hand offered. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her. It takes a special person to come stand beside someone at a time like that. I will love her forever. I could go on and on about both of them, but I won’t and now you know a little more About Me.



Cross & Crown (Sidewinder #2) Pre-order is UP




Author: Abigail Roux
eBook release: Jun 9, 2014
Print release: Jun 9, 2014
Page count: ~225

This title is #2 of the Sidewinder series.

This title is part of the Cut & Run universe.

BLURB

When Nick O'Flaherty arrives at the scene of a double homicide to find he has a witness to the crime, he thinks it’s his lucky day. But when he realizes his witness is suffering from amnesia and can’t even remember his own name, Nick wishes he’d gone with his gut and put in for vacation time.
Then Nick’s boyfriend and former Recon teammate, Kelly Abbott, joins him in Boston, and Nick finds his hands a little too full as the case and his personal life collide. The witness he’s dubbed “JD” is being tailed by Julian Cross, a retired CIA hitman. To complicate matters further, JD forms an attachment to Nick that Nick struggles not to respond to as they search for the key to JD’s identity.
Trying to determine whether JD is friend or foe as they investigate the crime puts them on the trail of a much older mystery. When multiple attempts are made on their lives, Nick is forced to turn to old enemies and new allies to solve a centuries-old crime before he and Kelly get added to the history books.

Friday, February 14, 2014

~*Blog Stop*~ Seeing Double by A. Lusch





Blurb

The man-hunt is under way, and David’s keen to a snag a husband without having to complete every date of his 52 First Dates challenge. With several successful meets behind him, there’s a growing feeling of confidence that his search could actually work. But now that the novelty’s worn off, finding the motivation to keep going is about to become harder.
  
David finds himself trying to juggle meeting new men and providing a shoulder to cry on his to battered and pregnant friends. And, with a plethora of hotties vying for his attention, things are about to get more complicated.



Seeing DOUBLE is a 13,000K SHORT STORY, or about 37 pages.
  

Release Date


February 10th, 2014


Book 1: The Man PLAN

Book 2: Friends and FRENCHMEN

Book 3: Seeing Double
  


A. Lusch lives in London and has been though much of the same path as David – in fact – this series is based around true events.


Of course, there is MUCH more to come in the tale, but, don’t worry, now the scene is set, there’ll be many more dates per book. Is there a happy ending in sight? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.


A. Lusch fully believes in never settling, always striving for the perfect match, and never giving up on your man once you’ve found him – oh, and eating A LOT of donuts!


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1: what's your favorite restaurant?
I don't have a specific fav restaurant as such; but anywhere that does sushi. I love sushi!! I was in Canada last month and found the most delicious little Japanese place down by the lake. YUM.

I'm also a big fan of takeout; Chinese, pizza, Indian. Anyone who wants to deliver to my door - yes please! :P
 

2: what's your favorite room to decorate?
I'll put this out there - I don't really like decorating. I like the planning phase...getting together ideas, using Pinterest to pull fabric, furniture, flooring options, but the actual nitty gritty? Ummm...no.  I need to get over this though, because I'm planning on building my own house in the next couple of years!! 

3: if one song could be the soundtrack to your life, what would it be?
Ooh, this is hard. I'm going to say Judy Garland's 'Get Happy'. You know, there's so much trouble and chaos in life that it's easy to get bogged down. Of course, we have to be serious, stand up for what we believe in and strive to better ourselves, but sometimes we just need to "Forget your troubles, come on get happy.You better chase all your cares away."

 4: This story is based off true events, does that mean you are actually doing the 52 dates? and are you writing in real time?
DID do the 52 First Dates challenge, so it's now in the past. I'm embellishing the story a little and working in some extra men who weren't necessary part of my challenge experience but who I did cross paths with at some time. So, it's not based in real time...I think trying to write stories about it and do it simultaneously would be a nightmare! 

5: if money were no object, what's one thing you'd buy?
An island. Without a shadow of a doubt. BUT - you might think I'm weird - it wouldn't be a tropical place. I live in London and spent a lot of my youth in Scotland and the Lake District. So I'd buy a little island where I could build a house and live out a little quiet existence enjoying the seasons, growing food, having sheep, cows whatever. If there was a little money left over I'd get a helicopter so I could travel back and forth easily. ;) 

6: best coffee table book?
Something with hot naked men in it?! Probably a hardback book from Rick Day or Michael Stokes. I'd have to hide it away when the parents came over, of course..... 

7: what's your favorite way to spend lazy Sundays?
You know; I always just presumed Sundays were about sex! Then I grew up and realised you have to have someone with you to do that. LOL. Seriously though, a slow wake with sun streaming through the blinds, a passionate embrace and then a cup of tea and some time on the iPad. Bliss. That's what I'd do in a perfect world.
Of course, it's more like, wake up quickly because the cat's vomiting at the end of the bed, the dog wants a walk and then the whole day is frittered away on chores! 

8: where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
I find my mind is a very busy place and I'm like a sponge; I soak up experiences all over the place. Also, with these books I'm writing from a nostalgic point of view, so I don't really have to look for obscure sources. 

RAPID FIRE
Favorite color?
Green
Food?
Sushi
Drink?
Tea
Band/Song?
Annie Lennox
Movie?
Ack! Too many....Fifth Element
Actor?
Heath Ledger, RIP
Actress?
Kathy Bates
Book Boy Friend?
You know...I always thought I'd be good friends with Neville Longbottom!
Place to visit?
Tel Aviv
Abs or buns?

Abs


David- How did you meet Jess?
Hey, very simple, at university. I was a bit stupid at uni and flunked my first year. All my graphic design buddies moved on to year two and I had to start over. The silver lining, however, was that Jess was just starting. We had to go on a field trip, I didn't know anyone, and she was the first person to reach out to me. We've been friends ever since. 

Do you have any  male friends? It seems like they are all hookups.
Yeah, in all honesty, I've never had male friends. I have acquaintances, people who I can chill out with, but if I'm anywhere near a nice guy, I'd probably fall for them. Perhaps I should make friends with a straight guy; that way we really could only be friends. Though, actually, not a good idea. If we ever had a drink I'd probably end up wanting to convert him. :P

If you could chose between the twins, which one do you chose?? ((say Alex, say Alex!))
It's funny; Theo was very much like 'pick me, Alex is always out and about, a partier. Come out with me.' However, after hanging out with Theo, I'm thinking there's more excitement with Alex. There just seems to be a better emotional connection as well as the physical one. 

Is it hard following the rules?
YES! You've probably noticed that I like to get a little frisky. When I like someone, I want to get frisky even more so. Though, hopefully in the long run, not having sex straight away will help develop a relationship.

What do you notice first in a prospect? What are major characteristics you look for in a date?
I'm one picky guy. They have to be hot. I'm sorry. Perhaps I'm shallow, but this is someone I'm spending the rest of my life with. I have to be attracted to them, there has to be that spark. Without it there's only one way for dates to head to; you just can't create a non-existing spark...there has to be something there to start with.

After that, I've got to try and gauge what they're looking for. A hookup is fine, but be genuine and truthful. Actually, that's it. Someone who's genuine and truthful. If you only want to hookup, tell me. I'm much more likely to have some fun with you and not get emotionally attached. That way no one gets hurt; there's no miscommunication. 

As of now, which one is your favorite date? worst? and why?
You know, Prana's still my favourite date - even though it didn't work out. There's a fondness in my heart I have for that guy. I don't know how, but he really crept under my skin in those few hours. Rav too...I know we're only having hookups, but he's managed to get a grip on me. I probably shouldn't admit that - that's leading to trouble. As for bad dates - I haven't really had any yet. I mean, I was mighty pissed off Matt, but he didn't even show so you can't really call it a date.

Would you relocate if your found Mr. Right?
I think I would, under the right circumstances. You know, I have a mortgage right now, so moving wouldn't be simple. But for love, for forever love, you just HAVE to move, you can't let those things pass you by.

If you find Mr. Right, do you think children will be in your future?
I'm not a fan, and it's strange because when I was growing up, the biggest difficulty I had to cope with was that I probably wouldn't have children if I was gay. That was a major thing for me, and made my coming to terms with who I was extremely difficult. Now I'm older? I just think I'm too selfish and impatient to have kids. I think it's harder too...I mean, most of my straight friends have had kids by accident. If you sit down and plan about having children, there's never enough money yet, or you're not in the right house, or you need to consider a different job. With two guys, well, that accident just isn't going to happen.
That said, if Mr. Right was desperate for kids, then I wouldn't stand in his way.

and with that, we wish you the best of luck on your journey!

Thanks SO much. I hope I find Mr. Right, and soon. I don't want to end up meeting 52 men and realising that none of them are the one - that'd be awful!!



     This is almost like a Julie and Julia of gay men dating.

It's based off a true story of one Man searching for love...of course in its length you don't get the full effect, but so far it is very interesting and sweet. 


     I am definitely caught up in David's dating journey!! Go David, go!!!


Dave sure Had Me rolling at the "cocks and clams" comment!!


I cannot wait until these stories get longer..I'm becoming greedy little clam in the world of David's dating life! 


This series is a 4 star for me



This series consists of several novellas. So far, there are three. The series is about David, a British gay man living in London and who’s sick and tired of being single. He’s thirty-three and considers it high time for him to get himself a husband. Easier said than done when all he does is shag his way through the gay community. 

So, this is where his plan comes in. 

The Man Plan is where we meet David and learn his brief story of dating. Better said, shagging. Because he does that regularly. He may not have had a stable relationship for a decade but he did keep fuck-buddies. And he plans on still keeping them, even after he comes up with the fifty-two first dates plan. He even has rules for this plan. Go on a first date with potential husband/soul-mate material gay guys. Second and third dates are accepted but the first dates have to continue. So, a new guy once a week, every week, for an entire year. He starts putting his plan into action.


Friends and Frenchmen is about David going to his second first date after the first one not being the best. Well, at first he thought it was but then the guy never called or sought him out. But David is not discouraged. He follows the plan and the rules, though he’s tempted to break a few. See, no shagging the guy he goes on a date with. And that is pretty hard for a guy like David to follow. He still keeps his gay hook-up app on his phone and checks it out whenever he can, thus stumbling upon a hot Greek guy, Theo. But there’s something that does not add up. At first. Theo quickly clears that for David and the readers: he has a gay twin brother.


Seeing Double shows us how David and his plan progresses. After a few dates falling through, not becoming second and third dates, David seems to come across one guy that could be his soul-mate. But his hopes are dashed when his potential soul-mate leaves the country. After encouragement from his friends, he gets right back on the horse but for the first time in his life, gets stood up. Twice by the same guy. But oh, fate has a twisted way of playing games and David encounters both twins, first Theo then Alex after being stood up. He breaks his rule for Theo because the lust was too much but with Alex it’s different.
  

What will happen? I don’t know but I am very curious. I was given an ARC of Seeing Double but I’ll rate the entire series a 4 star-read. I’m not one to read novellas with the same characters but this is an exception and I’ll gladly read the next one/ones to see how David’s doing and if he ends up with one of the twins or neither. I’m kinda rooting for Alex.




Saturday, February 8, 2014

Broken Pieces by Riley Hart

Broken Pieces
by Riley Hart


Can three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He’s sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He’s seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world. He’ll never depend on anyone but himself again.

Three men who couldn’t be more different…and yet, as their lives intersect they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.


Told uniquely in three parts and spanning over ten years, BROKEN PIECES is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places—with each other

Shaking the Sugar Tree by Nick Wilgus

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Synopsis:

Wise-cracking Wiley Cantrell is loud and roaringly outrageous—and he needs to be to keep his deeply religious neighbors and family in the Deep South at bay. A failed writer on food stamps, Wiley works a minimum wage job and barely manages to keep himself and his deaf son, Noah, more than a stone’s throw away from Dumpster-diving.

Noah was a meth baby and has the birth defects to prove it. He sees how lonely his father is and tries to help him find a boyfriend while Wiley struggles to help Noah have a relationship with his incarcerated mother, who believes the best way to feed a child is with a slingshot. No wonder Noah becomes Wiley’s biggest supporter when Boston nurse Jackson Ledbetter walks past Wiley’s cash register and sets his sugar tree on fire.

Jackson falls like a wet mule wearing concrete boots for Wiley’s sense of humor. And while Wiley represents much of the best of the South, Jackson is hiding a secret that could threaten this new family in the making.

When North meets South, the cultural misunderstandings are many, but so are the laughs, and the tears, but, as they say down in Dixie, it’s all good.



This book gave me chills, I have never laughed or cried so much in one book.  Wiley and Noah have the best father & son releationship, its solid, its real.  This book is gritty, it embraces the insultment of gays in the south.  It gives a real and true love story, not with Wiley and Jackson, but with Wiley and Noah,  when true love is present it can never ever be broken.  From the insulting "Papaw" to the grand parents that Noah has never known, love that is the key to moving mountains.   I felt every emotion in this book,  this writer has taken me on a journey of love and handed me a gift in "Shaking the Sugar Tree".  One of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.


"We'll find a boyfriend for you, don't worry" ~Noah Cantrell

Meet Noah,  he is 9 years old, he has blonde curly hair, and he is a "meth baby" and deaf.  Wiley has raised him as a single dad since the day he was born,  and they are poor.  As every single parent is faced with adverticies, so is Wiley;  it has not been easy but he is doing the best he can.
"Be good or I'll sell you on eBay" ~Wiley Cantrell

"The sleeves on Noah's coat are too short"~ Martha Cantrell
"I can't buy children's clothes with food stamps, can I?"~Wiley


When Wiley meets Jackson at the checkout of the local FoodWorld it was fate the north and the south collides.  Jackson Ledbetter is from Boston, a pediatric nurse that has moved to Mississippi to start over.  Wiley takes Jack on a journey of life in a small town,  a life that Jackdecides he wants to call his own, a family to call his own.

This story revolves around the homophobia that grips the deep south.  It's a story of life in poverty in the deep south.  A story of living without luxuries, without cable, without air conditioning and where a trip to McDonalds is for special occasions.  It's a story that is REAL, real emotions, real heartache, just real.  In a way that I have not experienced in a very long time.


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From Johann to Tannenbaum By Ashlyn Forge Tour Stop





Blurb

Johann Andreas IV is a rich loser who has a raw deal in life. 
He is handsome, yet with a poor self-image, clever, but still uneducated, and despite being the heir apparent in his grandfather’s will, he’s about to be thrown out with nothing.
In the underground colony of his birth, two things matter the most to its denizens: a name, which will guarantee his wealth and status, and a designated branding tattoo, the only thing allowing Colony-Dwellers to live safely underground.
Johann has one year to secure both.
His grandfather’s unexpected passing has propelled Johann to the foreground of his family. He must learn the family business within the year. He’s up to the challenge but one thing stands in his way; his mother has plans of her own…and they don’t include him.


About the Author 
   Ashlyn Forge has called four different continents home, America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Having spent most of her childhood staying out of trouble in upstate New York, she now lives in Japan.She is currently working on her “Toys and Soldiers” series, which is set in a Sci-Fi Fantasy underground world.he books of the series are released out of order with the debut (book 1) “In Liam’s Wake” and “From Johann to Tannnenbaum” released in 2013. Book 2: “Beyond Riley’s Slumber” as well as “The Stuff of Dreams” and “Erosions” are slated for publication in 2014.


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Author Interview

1: what's your favorite restaurant?
Sushi




2: what's your favorite room to decorate?
Bedroom



3:if one song could be the soundtrack to your life, what would it be?
"She's a maniac..."



4: Marilyn , Audrey, or Jackie?
Marilyn



5: if money were no object, what's one thing you'd buy?
Male whores...seriously...



6: best coffee table book?
Fair and Tender Ladies



7: what's your favorite way to spend lazy Sundays?
Writing



8: where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
Housework


Rapid Fire

Favorite color?
gray


Movie?
Enemy Mine


Actor?
Johnn Depp

Actress?
Johnn Depp


Abs or buns (lol)?
abs


   

Character Interview

Character Interview

Johann- or should we call you Jan?
- Johann is fine, thanks.


What was your first impression of Tan? I personally thought he was big and scary :o

((only to find out he was a big ole teddy bear))
- Well, I guess he was okay, at first glance I mean. He's a little on the quiet side, though.


I have to ask, how did it truly feel to be the only one in your grandfathers good graces?
- I never really thought about it. Grandfather was a saint. I think if others would be big enough to acknowledge that, then he might have considered someone else for the title, i.e. my brother or something. But I never lost faith in him, so he trusted me.

Why do you think your mother despised you at such a young age? Surely she couldn't hold that much anger towards a toddler? You were so young.
- Well, to be fair, my mother does have...issues to work through. And I don't think she truly despises me. I mean, she said as much.


How do you really feel towards your younger brother? He seems like he could have gotten away with murder to me. How did that make you feel?
- Dom is just a bit crass sometimes, but he's just young. He's not really good at anything, realy, so it's nice that he doesn't get a hard time. At least one of us gets treated well, and that's always good.


What is your favorite moment with Tan?
- The first time he caught on fire. :-)



 

Tan
Did you feel an instant connection with him when you saw Johann?
- Well...less of a connection and more of a force...pushing against us.


Why didn't you tell him about his grandfather?
- That's not really my place. Johann has his own views and they aren't ones that anyone has the right to take away. He'll see it when he's ready to see it.


What do you think the future holds for you both? ((am I allowed to ask that?? :)
- Well, we'll be showing up now and then. Especially with Johann's new job; he's not going anywhere. And I'm never far behind.

and last but not least? What is YOUR favorite moment with Johann?
- When he set me on fire. :-)



Stephanie's Review


This story to me is about personal exploration and growth, no matter what walk of life you come from. 
Johann, raised in "the belly" of the colony as a nobleman has to learn to grow and become self sufficient and realize just because it is hard, doesn't mean it isn't worth it. 
The growing that Tanner needs is learning to accept help and communication. 
Through this story, Johann did nothing but royally piss me off with his horrible decisions. I almost had to stop reading at a point, he majorly upset me.... UNTIL I learned the reasons behind his issues and insecurities... 
If you like sci-fi style angsty drama stories with an HEA, then this book is for you!

I give it 3 1/2 stars 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sixty Five Hours by N.R. Walker

Sixty Five Hours
by N.R. Walker





**FREE READ**


Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley are advertising executives who have Sixty Five Hours to pull together the campaign of their careers. 



Sixty Five Hours to get along. Sixty Five Hours to not kill each other. Sixty Five Hours to fall in love.



Disclaimer: This is a re-written fanfiction, available only as a free read. Do not pay to download. 



Also, as stated on my blog, this book has not been professionally edited.




AUTHOR BIO:

N.R. Walker


Who am I? 



Good question...



I am many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. 



I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don't let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words. 



I like it when they do dirty, dirty things...but I like it even more when they fall in love.



I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal. 



I've been writing ever since..
















Cameron and Lucas have 65 hours to come up with an ad campaign for Lurex the biggest lifestyle product company in the world, and by the way they extremely dislike each other. 




Lucas out and proud Texan that tips his imaginary hat to every woman he comes across and has an extreme foot fetish. And Cam hates that shit, Cameron golden child of the owner of Fletcher Advertising, is buried deep in the closet and has an extreme sock fetish. 



Within hours, Lucas breaks down Cameron's walls to the point that he admits he is gay and that he is envious to Lucas in every way. A trip to a gay bar, a bottle of Scotch and Lucas has Cam right where he wants him, the dance floor. They put together an amazing campaign that Wows the head of Marketing Charles McKenna (also gay and in the closet). When Cam "outs" himself to his father its all bets off for Lucas, he knows what he wants and now its time to show Cam what he needs.











Like this wasn't the fucking cutest.story.ever! I absolutely ADORED reading this cute but sexy book. 



Cameron Is my new sock BFF!! I think he has a collection that can almost rival mine!...ALMOST!






You get a man with a sock fetish and a man with a foot fetish, like that's not going to be the most perfect couple in the world?? 







you're probably wondering "Wtf you talking about, sock collection?" 




Sorry, you'll have to read it and find out!!! 


Lightsabers....fucking, lightsabers. 


That is all...





This was a free read from Amazon, but I would GLADLY pay money for it!! It is my first read of N.R.Walker and it is truly brilliant. This author has gained a fan and true believer. 





I Give this book 5 fabulous pair of socks!!