Oversight by Santino Hassell Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Santino Hassell popping by today with his new release Oversight, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Oversight

(The Community 02)
by

Santino Hassell

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the scandal and saddled with a babysitter.

Sixtus Rossi is a broad-shouldered, tattooed lumbersexual with a man bun and a steely gaze. He’s also an invulnerable—supposedly impervious to both psychic abilities and Holden’s charms. It’s a claim Holden takes as a challenge. Especially if sleeping with Six may help him learn whether the Community had more to do with the disappearances than they claimed.

As Holden uncovers the truth, he also finds himself getting in deep with the man sent to watch him. His plan to seduce Six for information leads to a connection so intense that some of Six’s shields come crashing down. And with that comes a frightening realization: Holden has to either stand by the Community that has given him everything, or abandon his old life to protect the people he loves.

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Two-Man Advantage by Leigh Carman Guest Post & Excerpt!

Hi guys, we have Leigh Carman popping in today with her upcoming release Two-Man Advantage, we have a brilliant guest post and a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Two-Man Advantage

(Players of LA 03)
by

Leigh Carman

A hockey star skating on the edge of a catastrophe.

A PR specialist so adept, he’s called “the Fixer.”

Working together will be the biggest challenge of both their careers.

The LA Vikings hockey team is fed up the violent outbursts of its huge, intimidating enforcer, Viktor Novak. Hounded by a homophobic and domineering father, Viktor takes out his frustrations by spilling blood—on and off the ice. Now he has one last chance to clean up his image, or his career is over.

That’s where Bowen Miller comes in.

Bo has taken on the hardest cases and succeeded—by micromanaging every aspect of a client’s life—at the expense of his own happiness. But in the stubborn, hot mess that is Viktor, Bo might have met his match—both in and out of the bedroom. One man is out of control, and one controls everything. But when sex and attraction come into play, those roles are open to negotiation.

Release date: 7th July 2017 Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperback

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Lying Eyes by Robert Winters Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

Hi peeps, we have Robert Winter popping in today with the cover to his upcoming release Lying Eyes, we have a great excerpt so you can get a glimpse of Lying Eyes so check out the lovely cover and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Lying Eyes

by

Robert Winter

This bartender’s art lies in more than mixing drinks …

Randy Vaughan is a six-foot-three mass of mysteries to his customers and his friends. Why does a former Secret Service agent now own Mata Hari, a successful piano bar? Where did a muscle daddy get his passion for collecting fine art? If he’s as much a loner as his friends believe, why does he crave weekly sessions at an exclusive leather club? 

Randy’s carefully private life unravels when Jack Fraser, a handsome art historian from England, walks into his bar, anxious to get his hands on a painting Randy owns. The desperation Randy glimpses in whiskey-colored eyes draws him in, as does the desire to submit that he senses beneath Jack’s elegant, driven exterior.

While wrestling with his attraction to Jack, Randy has to deal with a homeless teenager, a break-in at Mata Hari, and Jack’s relentless pursuit of the painting called Sunrise. It becomes clear someone’s lying to Randy. Unless he can figure out who and why, he may miss his chance at the love he’s dreamed about in the hidden places of his heart.

Note: Lying Eyes is a standalone gay romance novel with consensual bondage and a strong happy ending. It contains potential spoilers for Robert Winter’s prior novel, Every Breath You Take.

Release date: 7th July 2017

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Jordan’s Pryde by Giovanna Reaves Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hiya peeps! We have Giovanna Reaves stopping by today with her brand new release Jordan’s Pryde, we have a fantastic excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and then like Giovanna’s FB author page for a chance to win $5 Amazon GC! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Jordan’s Pryde

(Pryde Shifter 01)
by

Giovanna Reaves

All he did was apply for a job and then his world was turned upside down.

Thrust into the world he had no idea about, Jordan Sutton’s only goal was to get a job working for Duncan Pryde of Pryde Industries. He thought werewolves, vampires, and faes belonged in fairy tales, not in the real world. What will he do when he finds out that there’s more than meets the eye to his boss and his family?

Duncan Pryde had too much going on in his life. He became the sole guardian of his twin niece and nephew along with the addition of his pack and company. He had no time to think about a mate when trouble came to his front door. What happens when the man he hired for one job turns out to be his destined mate? Does he deny what he feels or embrace it?

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Resistance by Amy Rae Durreson

Amy Rae Durreson - Resistance CoverTitle: Resistance

Series: Reawakening # 2

Author: Amy Rae Durreson

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Novel (350 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (December 29, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Overthrowing the Shadow that ruled Tiallat was only the first step. For rebel leader Iskandir, rebuilding his shattered country is an even greater challenge. A poor harvest, religious conflict, and years of tyrannical governance combine with the challenge of getting the soldiers of the Shadow’s army home and rehousing the exiled who are flooding back into free Tiallat. 

Then people begin to get sick.

A thousand years ago, after the Shadow’s first defeat, a blight fell upon the north: a disease that killed more than the war itself. Now, as this plague returns, Iskandir must look north again to the newly awakened dragon Halsarr, a learned doctor and professor who wants no part in a new war. Even if Halsarr agrees to come to their aid, Iskandir is afraid of the truth he will expose. For the dragon Halsarr once loved a bold and reckless steppes elemental who later transformed into the lonely and powerful Dual God of Tiallat, the two-faced Lord who has been missing since the Shadow entered the country.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-168-0

Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/resistance-by-amy-rae-durreson-186-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I understood the downcast mood of the story given the circumstances. I even understood Iskandir’s doubt in himself at first. But, he got on my nerves with his uncertainty off and on throughout the book. 

He did not really give Halsarr a chance as far as I’m concerned. I loved Halsarr. Iskandir, not so much. I was ready to slap him quite a few times just to knock some sense into him.

However, I did enjoy the story line and how everything played out. Though it’s depressing at times it fit perfectly and added an intriguing layer. 

A good addition to the series.

Secrets In Shadows by Leah Blake

Leah Blake - Secrets In Shadows CoverTitle: Secrets in Shadows

Series:  Shadow Creek 01

Author: Leah Blake

Genre: Paranormal, Shape-shifter

Length: Novel (192pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (June 5, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Wolf shifter Rex Vanderbilt has lived a life of luxury and privilege. That changes one fateful night following an attack by hunters that nearly kills him and his family. They seek refuge and protection at the private paranormal sanctuary, Shadow Creek. Rex discovers how little he understands his wolf’s blood after the strangest out-of-body experience in the presence of one particular shifter.

Devon Michaels is a great horned owl shifter and part of the Creek’s top circle of guards. He prefers solitude after a betrayal that nearly cost him his life. When Rex arrives on the manor’s doorstep, he instantly recognizes the rowdy wolf as his mate. He has no interest in the irresponsible, spoiled man, but Rex has other plans to win Devon’s affections.

When the Creek’s borders are breached by hunters and Rex is injured, Devon must make a decision. With the promise of another attack looming, time is running out. Can he let go of the past to protect his mate?

ISBN: 978-1-64010-379-5

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/secrets-in-shadows

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: So much tension between Rex and Devon you could cut it with a knife. Devon wants nothing to do with his mate. Yet Rex very much wants him. Cruel words are exchanged between the two and mistakes made until an attack brings them together. 

Shadow Creek is a safe place for paranormals who are on the run can go. It houses a wide variety of creatures. I really liked this place as a refuge for all who have been kicked or hunted by hunters.

I loved this book. There was action, danger, mystery, tension and drama. I really enjoyed the fact that even though these two were mates they did not fall into bed right off the bat as is the case with most paranormal books. They each had issues to work out before that was able to happen.

Loved it. Highly recommended.

Lord of Hearth, Lord of Hollow by Sera Kane

Sera Kane - Lord of Hearth, Lord of Hollow Cover sTitle: Lord of Hearth, Lord of Hollow

Author: Sera Kane

Genre: High Fantasy

Length: Short (52 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (Apr 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Culinary school is hard enough for Aimes Cully without mixing in an utterly underwhelming physical appearance—too small, too delicate, too red-haired, too freckled, too human—added with the inability to magically improve the food—still too human—and facing the too beautiful, too fae-looking Aleksi’s teases and taunts. When rumors surface that Aimes’s older brother’s success is a lie, Aimes is determined to prove them wrong and show that pure-blooded humans are the equal of anyone with mixed blood.

But things get worse after Aimes is caught in a faerie ring and transported to the fae hollow of Lord Keanewyeth Ordioral. As the attraction heats up, it becomes obvious that there’s something wrong in the magical home. A cursed creature appears, and everything becomes jumbled as the secrets of their lives collide into a painful concoction of Aimes’s past and Keanewyeth’s present. But if they can meld their talents, they might be able to save each other.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-132-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lord-of-hearth-lord-of-hollow-by-sera-kane-5663-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: There seemed to be lacking details about Aimee and his cooking skills throughout but Kaene, a fae, was most definitely described. He was the usual arrogant full of himself sort until you read his back story near the end.

All in all it was an entertaining read with some funny parts as Aimee and Kaene interact as well as hot scenes. Good read.

The New Boy by Sean Michael

Sean Michael - The New Boy CoverTitle: The New Boy

Series: Iron Eagle Gym 01

Author: Sean Michael

Genre: Contemporary, BDSM

Length: Novel (210 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 4, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Lance Packet just got a contract to shoot an erotic BDSM deck of cards; the only problem is finding models. So far everyone he’s interviewed thinks he’s looking for sex for hire. Then in walk three perfect examples of men: Tide and his friends, Tyrone and Bran.

Tide Germaine is a model and a Dom. He and his best friend Tyrone opened The Iron Eagle Gym as a place for gay men in the lifestyle to work out, do scenes, and congregate with like-minded men. The modeling is just another job for Tide, but it soon turns into a grand seduction as Tide falls for the shy, self-conscious photographer. The problem is Lance doesn’t believe he’s in Tide’s league, and he’s not at all sure about the Dom and sub thing.

It’s not going to be easy, but Tide’s going to have to convince Lance he belongs at Tide’s side as both lover and sub.

ISBN: 978-1-62380-553-1

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-new-boy-by-sean-michael-141-b

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: This is the first book in the Iron Eagle Gym series. Lance is a shy up and coming photographer has low self-esteem. He meets Tide, a model and co-owner of the iron eagle gym, shows him he is worthy of love and so much more.

Tyrone is Tide’s best friend and co-owner of the iron eagle gym. I really liked the actual story of the book and the way Lance was introduced into the BDSM lifestyles by Tide. Tide thinks Lance is the one for him.

What I did not like is that there were so many sex scenes in it. I much prefer to have more story than sex in what I read. I usually only read the first sex scene and skip the rest. It seemed like I was skipping through a lot of this book.

A lot of sex with an emotional storyline made this an o.k. read for me.

Pyresnakes by Tray Ellis

Tray Ellis - Pyresnakes CoverTitle: Pyresnakes

Author: Tray Ellis

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 28, 2017)

Length: Novella 

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: There is another world existing alongside the one most see everyday, and although it is a place of magic and wonder, the dangers are very real. 

Aran, an artist, grew up on his grandmother’s tales of the Side-by-Side world. He never expected his knowledge of folklore would aid his boyfriend, Brandon, in an arson investigation, but the snakes that burst into flames when agitated are something he recalls from those childhood stories. 

When Aran vanishes, Brandon knows his time as a state trooper won’t help find him, so he enlists the aid of Aran’s grandmother, Ruth, and they venture into the Side-by-Side world. 

But Aran has no memory of his life prior to crossing between worlds, and he’s enjoying the company of his handsome new companion, Ren. Even if Brandon and Ruth reach him, convincing him to return to his former home won’t be easy. In a contemporary fairy-tale adventure set among forests and trails, Aran must choose between a mystical fantasy world and the man he loves. 

ISBN: 978-1- 63533-702-0

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/pyresnakes-by-tray-ellis-8608-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review:  Tray Ellis is a new author to me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect.  I grabbed it up because of the title, but I had not read the blurb for the book, which was my mistake.  I went in totally blind to what I was getting.  I will admit that if I had paid attention to the fact that it was an urban fantasy, I would have probably passed it up.

I have never heard of snakes that start fires, but damn if these ones don’t do that.  However that is what brings us into the story, but they were not the whole story.  Brandon is an arson investigation and was looking into who started the fire that almost killed a family.  He took the case because it was on the way to where him and Aran like to hike. 

Aran is an artist and knew in his memory what kind of snakes they were.  It led him into remembering the folklore that his grandmother had told him about. Out on a hike, when it got dark Aran disappeared.  Brandon knew he needed Aran’s grandmother help to find him.  It led them into a world that he did not know existed.  A world in between or in this case side by side world.  A venture where he did not belong.  Now Aran needs to make a choice of which he wanted more.  

I am sorry but this story was just way too weird for me.  I got it because of the fire starting snakes, not the other world.  It was easy to follow in reading but the story itself was too descriptive and strange to even get into.  The characters were hot, but there was no love story in the way one would think.  You could sense it between the men, but it was just weird.  

This author has one hell of an imagination and it made me think of old legends.  However it also told me that I need to stay away from these types of books and to look at what I chose before grabbing it up.  I am sorry but this book was definitely not for me.  

Phoenix’s Challenge by Sunny Day

Sunny Day - Phoenix's Challenge Cover Title: Phoenix’s Challenge

Author: Sunny Day

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher:  Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (May 24, 2017)

Length:  Novella (131 Pages)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Having grown up in pack that frowned on gay relationships, Blaine makes a deal with himself: one night and one night only. If he finds a man he’s interested in, he’ll sleep with him. That should have been the end of it, except the man he met was Phoenix, and all Blaine’s carefully constructed plans went out the window.

Blaine can’t stop thinking about Phoenix. Despite everything, he wants to see Phoenix again. What he doesn’t want is for his life to get so complicated. Phoenix becomes his only way out.

Face to face with Phoenix, and trapped in a dangerous situation, Blaine makes the only decision he can: he has to trust Phoenix to back him up. But the attraction between them is as strong as it was during their first explosive encounter, and Blaine finds himself unwilling to resist.

But why should he? It’s Phoenix.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-348-1 

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/phoenixs-challenge

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Blaine lives in a pack that is pretty much homophobic and never tried to stray away from it.  That is until he made himself a deal, one night with a man and only that night.  He just hadn’t expected that night to be with an alpha werewolf.  Especially when he is about to become his alpha.

I have read a few stories by this author and have found that she seems to follow the same pattern in her writing.  Although the characters are full of energy and are sexy as hell, they are still missing something important to make them stand out to me.  The story itself flows at a steady pace but the characters do get a little bit confusing.  To me Phoenix doesn’t act like an alpha, whereas Blaine does.  Blaine is the pack’s beta but has a stronger feeling to him then Phoenix does.  Also it leads you into the other pack mates, but doesn’t finish with where they are heading or how they are acting.  Such as Blaine’s pack mates acting human even though they are not.  It just felt off to me.

Other than my issues with this book, it is still a pretty good read.  I wouldn’t say I would read it more than once but still was a nice little story.  This particular story is a single story, but I would think with the way it is told and the missing pieces that it could be made into a series.  I would hope at least that this author would make a second book, because right now there are question’s left unanswered.  Guess time will tell.

A New Way To Dance by Sean Michael Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hiya guys, we have Sean Michael popping in today with the tour for their newest release, A New Way To Dance, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt, an exclusive excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~  

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A New Way To Dance

by

Sean Michael

Dancer Seth Avery has it all. He’s at the top of his game as a dancer and he’s in love with famous dance director Fayden DelMonaco, the man who is his sub. Seth’s whole world is turned upside down when Fayden dumps him in the nastiest and most public way possible. To compound matters, he’s in near fatal car crash shortly thereafter that leaves him severely injured.

Brook Turner is an ex-lawyer turned micro-brewer, baby-brother of Seth’s best friend Lizzie. The two met briefly before Seth’s accident, but it’s when they meet again six years later that they get a chance to act on the attraction they’d initially felt.

With Brook’s help, Seth begins to heal not only from his residual physical injuries, but also from the emotional ones inflicted by Fayden. Will it be enough to keep the two of them together?

Join Seth and Brooke as they find a new way to dance together.

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