Sunday, April 23, 2017

New release from TS McKinney - Gasping For Air (Gameday Series - Book Two)

Title: Gasping for Air
Series: Game Day #2
Author: TS McKinney
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2017
How far will Trystan go to win the heart of the man he loves? All the way. Trystan Matherly is conceited, arrogant, and rich. He has plenty of money, athletic ability, and gorgeous looks to keep the men forming a long line just to be with him. Choosing his next lover has been as simple as down-selecting to the hottest candidate. Until Dakota. With his sad eyes, full lips, and perfectly sculpted swimmer’s body, Dakota is just the kind of lover Trystan wants. After only one look, he knows he has to have him. Too bad Dakota seems to be totally oblivious to all his charms. Dakota Jacobson is lonely, tired, and depressed. He’s at Alabama Temple to complete his degree, not to put up with idiots. He works diligently to be as invisible as possible. He doesn’t need friends and he sure doesn’t need lovers…especially not football titans that think they rule the world. Nope; been there, done that. Until Trystan. With his sexy eyes, arrogant smirk, and muscled physique, Trystan is just the kind of lover Dakota never intends to have…again. Too bad Trystan refuses to allow him to be invisible.

T.S. McKinney lives in East Tennessee with her high school sweetheart/husband and all the countless dogs she picks up from deserted country roads. Her professional career has been in business but her heart has always belonged to the fantasy world found in books.
Creating wicked worlds where one can meet the perfect hero – and then do anything to him that you want – has been a hobby that has brought her plenty of hours of fun and naughty entertainment. When not working, reading, or writing, she loves to spend time with my family and forcing them (because they don’t really have another choice) to allow me to redecorate their houses…and listen to my naughty…sometimes sadistic stories.


Before I begin I have to say that I have absolutely no interest in the lifestyle of the main characters. That being said, I have no problems with others living the lifestyle as long as they're safe and respect the wishes of their partners and not force anything that the partner is not comfortable with.

I found the story to be interesting and well written, as well as the characters. I felt the emotions and apprehensions on the part of the characters were very realistic even though the plot, while very consistent was slightly unrealistic. To my thinking, a rich college boy falling for an average college boy and persuing a relationship is kind of a fairytale. I'm sure it does happen, however. This way of thinking does not in any way detract from my enjoyment of the story.

Being as it may, I think that a little more explanation as to who the characters of Alex and Lincoln are when they first appear in the story, while not really necessary would be helpful. You can read more about them in Touchdown (Gameday Series Book One) as they are the main characters in that book.

What did detract from my enjoyment was the atrocious editing. Paragraph spacing was inconsistent, words were strung together which made me stop and try to figure out what the words were, spaces in the middle of words, and the continual use of "I'm" where it should be "I am". For example, "that's who I'm" instead of "that's who I am."

As a published author myself I would be hard-pressed to give Gasping For Air a rating higher than a 3.5. Considering the excellent story content and the fact that I've never seen these editing issues in any of the TS McKinney novels I've read previously, I will give it a 5 out of 5. Regardless of whatever rating I gave it, I would still recommend it.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Review tour: Moments by RJ Scott

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover: Meredith Russell

Length: 54,000 words


An actor on possession charges, hell bent on destroying his own life meets a man who quietly works to make the world a better place.

Jacob Riley is a typical Hollywood former child star with issues. He has already done prison time and at the age of twenty-six has been arrested again.

Ethan Myers is the owner and manager of Macs, an education center providing teaching and learning to local low income families. Losing his partner to cancer leaves him lost and alone and he buries himself in his work to start to mend his broken heart.

Sparks fly when Jacob has to complete his community service at Macs. Their relationship grows against a background of disenfranchised street gang members, arson, the Oscars, and despite their prejudices.

Can Jacob Riley be saved?

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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RJ Scott does it again.

We've all heard or read the stories about celebrities going into rehab for drugs or alcohol, or both. We never hear about what happens during their rehab.

Ms. Scott gives a pretty good look at what goes on through her brilliant writing and deep, very complex characters. Her portrayal of Jacob, spoiled, rich, self-centered actor is spot on as far as some real celebrities I will not name.

Ethan is your typical harried director of an educational center for low-income people, working tirelessly to provide quality services and trying to keep the facility afloat. The last thing he needs is to have to put up with Jacob and his crap.

There's definitely fireworks, and not the good kind, when the two first meet. Jacob makes you want to call him on his BS and kick him to the curb, and least I would. I wouldn't have the patience to deal with him. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

There's not much more I can say abut Moments without giving out spoilers, other than read it. You most definitely won't be disappointed.

5 out of 5 stars. Another must read novel from the amazing RJ Scott.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New release from Clare London: A Good Neighbour (London Lads #3)

Buy Links: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 18,825 

Cover: Tibbs Design


A London Lads Story

A secret affair can’t go on forever.

Dylan Philips admits it himself: he’s a relentlessly single man in a small suburban town, both proud of and resigned to being a good teacher and a devoted nephew to his mischievous great-aunts.

When the aunts take a hand in matchmaking him with Josie Whitman, the girl who lives along the street, Dylan doesn’t tell them what kind of soul mate he’s really looking for—and the fact that he’s already found the man in question. It’s not Josie who’s travelling from London every month to her town property, but her journalist brother Neal. And Dylan meets up with Neal whenever he can.

But decisions must be made for their future. Dylan is risk-averse to everything from overseas travel to coming out, whereas Neal embraces adventure—and now he wants to take Dylan with him.

Horrified that his chance at love will move even further out of his reach, Dylan realises it’s time for him to own up to what kind of man he really is. He needs to find courage and compromise. And who knows whether the great-aunts will be a help or a hindrance with that?

First Edition published as A Good Neighbor by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2009.

Author Bio

Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Cover reveal: By The Numbers (Sanctuary #10) by RJ Scott

Release Date: April 25

Cover Design: Meredith Russell


Sometimes the only way to stay alive is to shoot first.

Brandon Hoselton was running scared. With his family threatened he felt he had nowhere left to go and even considered ending his life to keep them safe. Until Sanctuary, in the shape of the enigmatic Daniel Karnes, gives him a reason to stay alive and offers the possibility of a future free from fear.

Daniel is new to Sanctuary, tasked with watching Brandon, a brilliant geek with a wicked sense of humor. Falling in love with the man is way too easy, now he just has to make sure they can stay together.

The only way of taking down Varga is to cut off his money, and the two men become part of an intricate take-down involving millions of dollars in uncut diamonds.

But Brandon knows too much, Daniel has secrets he can never share, and their new love is at stake. When the villain has murder in mind, sometimes, the only way to stay alive is to be the first to shoot.

Sanctuary Series

Guarding Morgan (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Only Easy Day (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Face Value (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Still Waters (Book #4) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Full Circle (Book #5) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Journal of Sanctuary One (Book #6) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Worlds Collide (Book #7) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Accidental Hero (Book #8) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Ghost (Book #9) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Review tour: Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner | KOBO | B&N

Length: 41,600 words

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh


Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.

When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.

Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?

Author Bio

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She's worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don't follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.

And she still hasn't found the place where the bus stops.

For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places:


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If you don't like books that will keep you on the edge of your seat or those that make your heart leap into your throat, well, read Leap of Faith anyway. It will change your mind.

Seriously, I don't think I've ever read a book that kept me on the edge of my seat like this one did. It's spellbinding, gritty, powerful, raw and full of mystery. To say it has more twists and turns than a bag of curly fries is an understatement.

The name of the book, Leap Of Faith is exactly what the characters must do in order to make it through the situation they find themselves embroiled in.

You know the expression 'walk a mile in my shoes'? Well, you'll be walking in Joel and Kieran's shoes, and more longer than a mile. It's as if they reach off the pages, grab you by the arms and pull you along with them as they deal with the situations life keeps throwing at them.

I don't need to comment on how complex the main characters are. That is clearly evident after the first few pages.

If any book deserves to be turned into a TV mystery movie, it's Leap Of Faith. I for one would love to see it happen. It's just that good. No, it's beyond good. It's awesomely awesome.

If you don't read Leap of Faith, you'll be doing yourself a disservice. Trust me on this.

Awesome job, Ms. Keswick.

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