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Release Blitz: Cold Pressed by Allison Temple

Cold Pressed | Allison Temple

Seacroft Series #2

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Length: 80,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Cate Ashwood Designs

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Blurb

No strings attached is all Oliver can offer. He’s hiding a broken heart that holds him back from diving into a new relationship, but he’ll go on a blind date to make his family happy. Just one date, though; he doesn’t have time for love to derail his plans.

Divorced and demoted to the night shift, Nick has his own problems. He’s got an ex-wife who needs him and a kid with one foot in juvie. The last thing Nick needs is to butt heads—or other body parts—with a tempting hipster who wears a sad smile on their blind date.

Their chemistry can’t be denied, though, in an argument or in bed. No strings sex is uncomplicated and that’s what Nick and Oliver need. But getting into bed together is one thing. Staying out of each other’s hearts soon becomes so much more complicated than either one imagined.

Cold Pressed is an 80k contemporary MM romance. It features a smoldering bisexual single dad, a broken-hearted hipster with a thing for beet juice, and a friends-with-benefits arrangement that blooms into the HEA you’ve been looking for.

Seacroft Series

Book 1 – Top Shelf – Amazon US | Amazon UK

About The Author

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Allison Temple has been a writer since the second grade, when she wrote a short story about a girl and her horse. Her grandmother typed it out for her and said she’s never seen so many quotation marks from a seven-year-old before. Allison took that as a challenge and has gone on to try to break her previous record in all her subsequent works.

Allison lives in Toronto with her very patient husband and the world’s neediest cat. She splits her free time between writing, community theater stage management, and traveling anywhere that has good wine. Tragically, this leaves no time to clean her house.

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A gorgeous romance which examines the strength of love

Change of HeartChange of Heart by K.M. Neuhold

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This romance is just gorgeous, there’s no other word for it imho. From the start to the finish I had a really warm feeling of love throughout the narrative even though there were moments tinged with sadness.

I think K.M. has handled what could have been a truly mawkish subject with consummate skill, it’s a difficult tone to get right but overall this romance with a twist had a strength of feeling which was pitched perfectly.

Easton’s love for his dead husband Paul is present throughout, the necessary level of weight for his grieving is there but Paul never overtakes the story and becomes too big an issue for a new relationship to take hold.

And River, the recipient of Paul’s heart, is also enough of a strong character that he never feels like a substitute and the affection which grows between them, while it has possibly dubious beginnings, is allowed to develop and meander through friendship into affection and attraction and then into love organically.

It’s a tough subject to tackle and I think it’s pitched perfectly. Enough weight is given to each aspect of the romance and, while things do perhaps happen a little bit quickly, I think sometimes when you’ve lost a great love, when another one arises, it feels almost like a miracle which has to be grasped and not let go of.

There’s also perhaps hints of a second book which I would absolutely love to read because I think Fox needs his own chance to move on from grieving his best friend and I think Brandon might just be the one to do it, even if he’s not aware of it just yet.

Also, as a final point, the use of colour in this book to reflect the journey Easton takes from grief and back into life is beautifully done. Bravo for that.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Four tissues strong – this is an emotional triumph

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Four tissues Lucy, that’s how many I needed reading this book. Not because it’s super sad – although at times it is heart-breaking – but because of all the emotions.

I’ve been waiting for Doc and Grandpa’s story for so long, it’s one of those times when you get antsy when you first start to read because there’s so much riding on it from my own expectations and they can run away and be utterly unrealistic, which has to be a nightmare if you’re an author so sorry in advance for that Lucy!

But I should have known that two characters who have been so lovingly crafted in the Forever Wilde series would themselves have a love story which met every single expectation.

From their first meeting in the painful days of the Vietnam War, through to the dawn of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, through to the renewal of their wedding vows, every step I took on this journey was love personified.

There is no putting aside Doc’s wife Betsy, she’s as important to his story as the Major becomes and I loved that there was love and understanding between her and Weston.
There is also no sugarcoating of the difficulties of being gay or bisexual in the later years of the 20th century.

I loved all the extended family, I loved how they welcomed Weston into their lives, how he found a home and a place after so many years alone.

I also raged at times, never over the situation they found themselves in, I loved Betsy too much for that, but with eyes that see how much has changed for the better – and how much still needs to change – for it to not matter how and who someone loves.

And I cried. It’s rare for a book to make me tear up, never mind get actual tears. This one did it four times and most of those came in the final chapters when I tried to read their wedding vow renewal ceremony without weeping like a baby and failed miserably.

Words are powerful movers of emotion and all the words in this book moved me in one way or another and that’s a true gift from an author to a reader.

Oh, and as a PS, the epilogue of this book might just be simultaneously the most hilarious thing ever, the biggest name drop ever and the biggest display of love ever seen in a single book!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: Finding Finlay by Ruby Moone

Finding Finlay | Ruby Moone

MC Securities #2

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Length: 72,800 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Blurb

Aaron Baker has a problem. His online clothing company is under attack. Whilst MC Securities tackle the breaches in security, he asks for an agent to pose as his fake boyfriend. He doesn’t bargain for getting a snarky, ex-marine with sad, blue eyes and submissive tendencies.

Dumped by his boyfriend, Finlay Masters concludes that the best, and safest, place for him is to return to the closet. Kicked out by his parents as a kid for being gay, closeted in the army for fifteen years, body wrecked by an explosion that cost him his job, he isn’t the best bet for any kind of relationship. Even a fake one.

As the investigation mounts, Aaron wants more, but Finn has no faith in love, never dared need anyone. Aaron talks of how lucky he is to find him, but Finn knows if he is to have a chance at a relationship at all, he needs to find himself.

Each book in the MC Securities Series can be read as standalone. 

MC Securities Series 

Book #1 – Trusting Jack – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Excerpt

Finn cleared his throat. “Just thinking that if you fancy me, and I fancy you, we could take advantage of the situation we find ourselves in. So to speak.”

Aaron couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Finn was suggesting they had sex? “You put forward a strong argument.”

Finn stared straight forward. “You just need to know that my body is a mess. My left leg, left shoulder, chest…” he waved a hand over the area and pulled a face. “Not pretty. I can leave a T-shirt on and sweats if it’s too much for you.”

The matter of fact way Finn said it robbed Aaron of speech. The car pulled up at the venue, and the moment was lost, but Aaron knew he needed to address it, he just didn’t know how.

He walked into the hotel with Finn by his side. He looked absolutely magnificent. His military bearing was clearly apparent in the way he held himself, he looked every inch the protective boyfriend as he stood aside to let Aaron pass. They walked, shoulder to shoulder in the direction of the event. Aaron glanced sideways at him.

“Hey.” His voice was low.

Finn looked at him. His dark rimmed blue eyes unreadable.

“No T-shirts, no sweats.”

Something shone in those dark eyes. The side of his mouth twitched in the tiniest of smiles as he looked away.

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About The Author

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My name is Ruby Moone and I love books. All kinds of books. My weakness is for romance, and that can be any kind, but I am particularly fond of historical and paranormal.

I decided to write gay romance after reading some fantastic books and falling in love with the genre, so am really thrilled to have my work published here. The day job takes up a lot of my time, but every other spare moment finds me writing or reading.

I live in the North West of England with my husband who thinks that I live in two worlds. The real world and in the world in my head…he probably has a point!

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/RubyMoone/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter – @RubyMooneWriter

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rubymoone/


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Release Blitz: Finding Finlay by Ruby Moone

Finding Finlay | Ruby Moone

MC Securities #2

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Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Length: 72,800 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Blurb

Aaron Baker has a problem. His online clothing company is under attack. Whilst MC Securities tackle the breaches in security, he asks for an agent to pose as his fake boyfriend. He doesn’t bargain for getting a snarky, ex-marine with sad, blue eyes and submissive tendencies.

Dumped by his boyfriend, Finlay Masters concludes that the best, and safest, place for him is to return to the closet. Kicked out by his parents as a kid for being gay, closeted in the army for fifteen years, body wrecked by an explosion that cost him his job, he isn’t the best bet for any kind of relationship. Even a fake one.

As the investigation mounts, Aaron wants more, but Finn has no faith in love, never dared need anyone. Aaron talks of how lucky he is to find him, but Finn knows if he is to have a chance at a relationship at all, he needs to find himself.

Each book in the MC Securities Series can be read as standalone. 

MC Securities Series 

Book #1 – Trusting Jack – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Excerpt

Finn cleared his throat. “Just thinking that if you fancy me, and I fancy you, we could take advantage of the situation we find ourselves in. So to speak.”

Aaron couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Finn was suggesting they had sex? “You put forward a strong argument.”

Finn stared straight forward. “You just need to know that my body is a mess. My left leg, left shoulder, chest…” he waved a hand over the area and pulled a face. “Not pretty. I can leave a T-shirt on and sweats if it’s too much for you.”

The matter of fact way Finn said it robbed Aaron of speech. The car pulled up at the venue, and the moment was lost, but Aaron knew he needed to address it, he just didn’t know how.

He walked into the hotel with Finn by his side. He looked absolutely magnificent. His military bearing was clearly apparent in the way he held himself, he looked every inch the protective boyfriend as he stood aside to let Aaron pass. They walked, shoulder to shoulder in the direction of the event. Aaron glanced sideways at him.

“Hey.” His voice was low.

Finn looked at him. His dark rimmed blue eyes unreadable.

“No T-shirts, no sweats.”

Something shone in those dark eyes. The side of his mouth twitched in the tiniest of smiles as he looked away.

About The Author

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My name is Ruby Moone and I love books. All kinds of books. My weakness is for romance, and that can be any kind, but I am particularly fond of historical and paranormal.

I decided to write gay romance after reading some fantastic books and falling in love with the genre, so am really thrilled to have my work published here. The day job takes up a lot of my time, but every other spare moment finds me writing or reading.

I live in the North West of England with my husband who thinks that I live in two worlds. The real world and in the world in my head…he probably has a point!

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/RubyMoone/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter – @RubyMooneWriter

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rubymoone/


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Good solid fake boyfriend romance

Living on a Dare: A Shore Thing Novel (Book One)Living on a Dare: A Shore Thing Novel by Grace Kilian Delaney

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A good, solid read with a lot of my favourite tropes included and a couple of likeable characters.

I’ve not read this author before so I’ve no idea of their style but I thought they handled the fake engagement element in a well-paced fashion.

Although I was a little frustrated by all the “I’ve always loved you but now I’m scared to tell you” sections, once Jules told Draven he was bisexual, the family dramas did help to anchor the narrative.

There’s no real angsting, the contrast between the two men in how they come to terms with their feelings felt properly earned and there’re lots of really sweet moments.

The set up for book two is there but handled fairly subtly and I shall probably pick that up too.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Review Tour: Jude by Garrett Leigh

Jude | Garrett Leigh

Lucky #3

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Length: 60,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

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Blurb

Isha has spent the last year watching his BFF get his happily-ever-after. He’s proud of Dom, but…it hurts to see him so free while Isha’s love life is still on lockdown. Only Isha’s ex-wife knows the secret that he’s kept caged for so long—that he’s queer too, and he’s lonely.

Jude’s too chained to his work to notice what he’s missing by being terminally single, but a new face in the village soon catches his attention. City boy Isha is gorgeous, and when he starts to haunt Jude’s reptile shop as well as the hook-up app on his phone, he’s a welcome distraction from Jude’s business problems.

For a control freak like Isha, letting Jude under his skin is an existential meltdown, but Jude’s not in the market to be anyone’s queer crisis, not when he’s facing troubles of his own. Unlocking their lives could push both men apart forever, but it might be a risk worth taking if sharing is the key to their happy future.

Lucky Series

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Cash – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award-winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016.

She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh


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