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Blog Tour: Nailed by K.M. Neuhold

Nailed | K.M. Neuhold

Four Bears Construction #2

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Release Date: April 28th 2020

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Blurb

My new neighbor is a total tool

He hated me from the second he laid eyes on me, and I don’t have the first clue why…

But, if he wants to hate me, I’m happy to give him a few reasons: mowing the lawn at dawn on the weekend, leaving garbage cans in front of his driveway, renting a petting zoo for my backyard…making a list of ways to drive him crazy is half the fun.

He deserves it with the way he’s driving me crazy right back without even trying— walking around without a shirt on, sweaty rippling muscles on full display, well-worn denim jeans perfectly molded to his…well, you get the idea.

My point is, if he wants a war, I’ll give him one.

***Nailed is an enemies to lovers, neighbors who can’t stand each other, omg the anger banging, drool worthy, low angst story, which happens to be the second in my Four Bears Construction Series.

It CAN be read as a stand alone. There are NO shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears.

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Excerpt

I feel like I’m living in a never-ending loop of torture, brought to me by my neighbor who’s clearly Satan in the flesh. Did I die and go to Hell? Is that what happened? Because, at this point, I’d believe it.

“What the hell?” I mutter as I step out onto my back porch, once again in nothing but my underwear. My half asleep brain is sure for a few seconds that I’m dreaming. There’s no way there are goats and sheep and fucking donkeys wandering around in his backyard right now, right? Rudy barks excitedly and tries to rush past me, but I manage to snag his collar.

“You an ass man?” Stone calls with a grin, and I’m surprised I don’t give myself a stroke for how much effort it takes not to go over there and punch him. “Get it, ass?” he says, pointing to the donkey he’s holding on a leash.

“What the fuck is going on? Why do you have a whole zoo in your backyard?” Rudy whines and tugs as I hold tight to his collar.

“It’s my goddaughter’s eighth birthday, I rented her a petting zoo.”

“You can’t just rent a bunch of farm animals,” I argue.

Stone looks around pointedly at the menagerie. “I’m pretty sure I can.”

“Hey, quit it,” I shout at one of the goats who has wandered over onto my property and is now helping himself to the lavender bush I planted. “Shoo.”

“Edgar, come back over here,” Stone scolds the goat.

“Edgar? You know the names of every one of these animals?” I ask skeptically.

“No, but doesn’t he look like an Edgar?”

“There’s something seriously wrong with you,” I mutter. “Keep them off my lawn and out of my bushes or your ass will be over here planting all new ones for me,” I warn. A few butterflies flutter past, one of them resting on my lavender bush for a beat before floating away again, but even that isn’t enough to lower my blood pressure.

“Jack will be happy to,” Stone assures me with a serious nod before breaking into another grin. “Get it? Jack ass?” The donkey brays as if he’s in on the joke.

I hate to admit it, but that’s almost funny. But I’ll be damned if I give him the satisfaction of getting a smile from me. Not after he woke me up with some kind of weirdo Old McDonald role play at eight in the morning on a Saturday.

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About The Author

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K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together.

She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series.

When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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Nailed by K.M. Neuhold

Nailed | K.M. Neuhold

Four Bears Construction #2

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Release Date: April 28th, 2020

Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/NailedFBC

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Blurb

My new neighbor is a total tool

He hated me from the second he laid eyes on me, and I don’t have the first clue why…

But, if he wants to hate me, I’m happy to give him a few reasons: mowing the lawn at dawn on the weekend, leaving garbage cans in front of his driveway, renting a petting zoo for my backyard…making a list of ways to drive him crazy is half the fun.

He deserves it with the way he’s driving me crazy right back without even trying— walking around without a shirt on, sweaty rippling muscles on full display, well-worn denim jeans perfectly molded to his…well, you get the idea.

My point is, if he wants a war, I’ll give him one.

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Nailed is an enemies to lovers, neighbors who can’t stand each other, omg the anger banging, drool worthy, low angst story, which happens to be the second in my Four Bears Construction Series. It CAN be read as a stand alone. There are NO shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears.

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Excerpt

I’m in the midst of a lovely dream involving a cherry seventy-nine Triumph Bonneville between my thighs, purring like a kitten as we tear down the winding back roads of the Midwest on a gorgeous summer afternoon, when the image is shattered by the deep, booming bark of my furry best friend.

I jerk awake, nearly falling out of bed, my hand flying out to catch myself on the nightstand before I can topple to the floor.

“Dammit, Rudy, knock it off,” I growl, my voice like gravel from the dryness of sleep. I kick at my sheets, tangled around my legs and rub my hands over my eyes while the damn mutt ignores me and continues on with his canine theatrics. “Rudy!”

He whines and trots into the bedroom, jumping up onto the foot of the bed and cocking his head at me, one ear flopping to the side while the other stands up straight like it always does, as if to ask why I wouldn’t want to wake up to his barking at six in the morning on a Saturday.

Now that he’s quiet though, it becomes obvious that the rumbling sound wasn’t only in my dream.

“Mother fucking god damn shithead,” I grumble, throwing my blankets back and tear out of bed with my jaw set and my hand already forming into a fist. Rudy gives an excited bark, jumping off the bed and trotting after me.

Two months. That dickhead has lived next door for two months and I swear to god he has made it his mission to find a new way to piss me off nearly every day. I stomp through the kitchen towards the backdoor, flinging it open and stepping out onto my back deck, not bothering with the fact that I’m not wearing anything besides my boxers.

Sure enough, he’s out there mowing his lawn like it’s a thing to do at such an ungodly hour. Last weekend he was using a buzz saw, the one before that it was a leaf blower. Never mind the fact that it’s goddamn July and all the motherfucking leaves are still on the cock sucking trees.

Okay, maybe I’m a little moody before my coffee, but it’s justified. I wouldn’t be surprised if I woke up next weekend to find him using a jackhammer to tear up his entire driveway just to piss me off.

“What the fuck is wrong with you?” I roar. Of course, he doesn’t hear me over the noise of his lawnmower. “Hey, Asshole!” I shout again, waving my arms in hope of catching his attention.

After a minute he looks in my direction, a cocky grin spreading over those full, irritating lips of his. The sound of the lawn mower cuts off and he waves at me.

“Howdy neighbor. How are you this morning?”

“I swear to all that is holy, if you don’t knock it off, I’m going to dig a hole in my backyard and bury you alive.”

About The Author

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K.M. Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together.

She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series.

When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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Explosively hot but with such a sweet centre

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, I loved that even more than book one in the series, there’s nothing better than watching a closed-off man break out of his grump and fall in love.

This is billed as an enemies to lovers romance and it is, to an extent, but Stone and Dare don’t ever really hate each other, there’s a fractious neighbourly squabble based on a misunderstanding and there’s plenty of lusty testosterone in play to change the game.

The sex is at first explosive, although I really caution against butter as lube 😉 but it becomes more quite gradually as Dare starts to let the light into his darkest corners and Stone realises that he really does want to spend an eternity with the grump next door.

Add in a cute dog doing his best to bring his two people together, the rest of the Four Bears Construction guys on hand to throw out their usual sarcasm and unwanted advice, and this is shaping up to be my favourite series from KM.

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Release Blitz: Nobody’s Groom by DJ Jamison

Nobody’s Groom | DJ Jamison

A Marital Bliss Novella

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Release Date: April 9th, 2020

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Blurb

Can two enemies find love after a rocky start?

TJ hoped the Triple J Ranch would be a fresh start under a new name, with his tarnished family reputation behind him. He didn’t count on the young, spirited Colby provoking him at every turn. But when tempers boil over, TJ discovers that Colby’s disgust with him is more like lust, and that he’d do just about anything to tangle with the confused kitten.

Colby likes everyone, but something about the new, unfriendly cowboy on the crew gets under his skin. He doesn’t understand just how worked up TJ has him until his body reacts, shocking them both. Colby’s never been with a man, but he can’t fight the desire TJ’s rough hands have awakened in him.

It’s just physical, an opportunity to indulge Colby’s secret desires. But the young ranch hand’s innocence softens something inside TJ, and he can’t deny he wants more. He’s nobody’s groom, but could he be Colby’s love — or will his lies come between them?

Nobody’s Groom is a novella in the Marital Bliss series. It can stand alone but is best read after Wrangling A Groom, as it may contain spoilers.

Marital Bliss series

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eMarriage2-683x1024 The Marital Bliss series is a contemporary MM romance series that explores marriages tropes.

Books 1 and 2 explore marriage contract and marriage pact themes.

Other themes that might come up in the future include fake engagement, matchmaker, mistaken identity, and anything else DJ can dream up!

You can find the series on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited.

Excerpt

He whipped around, eyes narrowing. Colby stood there, peeking around the corner of the barn.

“You,” he growled.

Colby’s eyes went wide, flicking down to watch TJ shove his dick into his pants and zip up. “Oh, sorr—”

TJ was on him in two steps. He grabbed Colby’s arm, pulling him closer. “Did you enjoy watching me piss?”

“N-no,” Colby stuttered. “I was just…”

“What?”

Colby’s eyes met his, and electricity arced between them. The tension before the storm had broken at last.

“I didn’t know what you were doing. Just think someone should keep tabs on ya.”

Colby tried to sound tough, but he was just a kitten. TJ barked a nasty laugh that made him inwardly cringe. This guy brought out the worst in him.

“Let’s go,” he growled, yanking Colby toward the barn.

“What?” Colby said, trying to pull away as TJ pulled him around the corner and shoved him toward the open barn door. “No!”

Colby attempted to dart past him, and TJ grasped the back of his neck — just like he would a kitten — and pushed him into the barn, shoving him hard and releasing him. Colby stumbled forward, throwing out his arms for balance, and TJ slammed the barn door shut behind them.

“Time to end this shit. You don’t like me,” TJ said flatly. “That’s fine, but it don’t make me a criminal.”

“I didn’t say it did.”

Looking wary, Colby backed up toward the nearest wall. TJ advanced on him, shaking with fury. He’d done everything he could to put distance between himself and his past. He didn’t want to be seen as a bad element, never again.

“I didn’t come here to let a little boy like you ruin it for me. I work hard. I deserve to be here just as much as you.”

Colby took a step forward. “I’m not—”

TJ shoved him back against the wall, hard. He followed with his body, pinning Colby in place. Lowering his head, he whispered in his ear. “What’s wrong, you jealous?”

Colby went rigid, breath stuttering. “Jealous of what?”

“My body. My muscles. I’ve seen you looking.”

“No!” Colby’s voice was strangled. “Just let me go.”

He pushed forward, but TJ was an unmovable object. Little Colby did not have the force to budge him a step. He did bring them into even closer contact, however, pressing his hard cock against TJ’s upper thigh.

“Holy shit,” TJ whispered. Colby had a hard-on for him.

Colby turned bright red. “That’s not because… It’s just from the friction!”

TJ laughed, reaching down to cup Colby through his pants. He squeezed, possibly harder than was kind, his frustration still pumping adrenaline through his veins. “You little shit,” he said. “You’re hot for me.”

Colby shook his head violently, squeezing his eyes shut. “It’s not like that!”

TJ’s own cock was taking an interest in the proceedings now. Colby was the perfect little twink to tick his boxes. He was slender, almost willowy, but packed with muscle from working the ranch. He had a pretty smile, but a strong jaw dusted with stubble kept him from looking too soft. His chestnut-colored hair was rich and thick, always flopping over his eyes.

And there was that throat, Adam’s apple bobbing nervously as Colby breathed heavily. No matter what he said, his body was betraying him now. He was primed and wanting, and TJ couldn’t resist the opportunity to sample the goods.

He leaned forward and licked a stripe up the side of Colby’s neck.

Colby gasped, eyes flying open. “What are you doing? I…”

His voice gave out when TJ flicked open his button and drew down the zipper with a quiet rasp. “You’re awful worked up,” he said. “Might as well get it out of your system, so you can stop harassing me.”

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About The Author

DJ Jamison writes a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual, with a focus on telling love stories. DJ grew up in the Midwest in a working-class family, and those influences can be found in her writing through characters coping with real-life problems: money troubles, workplace drama, family conflicts, and, of course, falling in love.

DJ spent more than a decade in the newspaper industry before chasing her first dream to write fiction. She spent a lifetime reading before that and continues to avidly devour her fellow authors’ books each night. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, one snake, and a sadistic cat named Birdie.

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Release Blitz: Tainted Love Anthology

Tainted Tales | Various Authors

A Dark Folklore Anthology for Save the Children

Authors: Claire Marta, Anna Edwards, Faith Ryan, Sara Dobie Bauer, Emma Jaye, T.S. McKinney, Abrianna Denae, Leigh Kenzie, Jessica Collins, L. Ann.

Cover Artist: TRC Designs

Release Date: March 26, 2020

Heat Rating: Each story has its own flame rating.

Length: approx. 200 000 words/500 pages

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Some stories paint us sweet, told to children as they fall asleep.

Mother Earth she weaves the world with a whirl of her magic, and her kind embrace shapes us all. Father Time keeps us all, ever constant, ever moving onwards, for time never stands still.

Icy hands and a frozen touch, Jack Frost ushers in the cold snap, coating the earth with sparkly delights. If Jack brings cold, May Queen brings warmth, her delicate touch bringing forth the spring.

Follow the rainbow and maybe you’ll find, a Leprechaun with his lucky pot of gold.

The watchful eyes of Man in the Moon keeps all of the secrets of the night, shining down on us with his silvery light. The Sandman is here to soothe you to sleep, bringing all to slumber with a pinch of magic dust. Shhh, sleep now. Beware the Boogeyman lurking out of sight, waiting under your bed, to catch naughty children in the night. Be good little children, for Santa is watching, and he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice.

Tales of lore, fair music to our ears. Can you hear it? Did you know? Not every tale is sweet. The truth is darker, our stories more twisted, unlike the rhymes that children hear.

All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children.

This is a mixed M/F and M/M anthology that contains trigger warnings for its dark content.

It is intended for a mature audience of 18+.

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New Release Blitz: Out On The Ice by Lane Hayes

Out On The Ice | Lane Hayes

Out in College #5

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Release Date: March 19, 2020

Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 63k

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Colby Fischer is a bad boy with attitude and a chip on his shoulder. As a senior at a Southern California college, he knows this may be his last shot. He doubts he’ll ever become the hockey legend he dreamed of being as a kid, but he definitely doesn’t want to be an accountant. Things get interesting when he’s asked to train the new intern at his step-dad’s firm, who happens to be the troublemaker from his econ class. And the one guy Colby can’t stand.

Baseball is Sky Jameson’s life. He’s happy to be back at Chilton for his senior year, but he’s burned a few bridges and has a bit too much free time off-season. He could use the money and something to keep him busy until his season begins.

But his accidental crush on his prickly coworker could be a problem. Colby is straight and Sky is in the closet. Their timing isn’t great, but the intense attraction is hard to deny. With his final season on the hockey team in the balance, Colby may have to decide if he’s ready to come out on the ice.

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“What position do you play?” Sky asked, pealing the label off his water bottle.

“Right wing. Forward. Think of soccer where the front line moves the ball down the field. We do the same with the puck.”

“I know how it works. I’ve watched a lot of hockey.”

“Have you ever played?” I asked.

“No. Baseball was always number one for me. Besides, hockey is kind of…rough. There’s always a fight. And the game moves so fast, it’s hard to see the puck sometimes.”

“Not if you pay attention.” I raised my beer bottle in a mock toast and grinned. “And I like it rough.”

Sky pursed his lips and stared at me…or maybe he was staring at my throat. I couldn’t tell. “Me too. But not on the field. It distracts from the game.”

“In hockey, it’s part of the game. If you can’t defend yourself, your teammates, and the ice, you have no right to be out there. Might as well take up ice dancing or something,” I snarked, only half kidding. “And no offense, but ice dancing is a hell of a lot more entertaining than baseball. Trust me, I know. I played Little League for a couple of years. I used to beg the coach not to put me in the outfield. Geez, you could take a fuckin’ nap out there some days, you know?”

Sky laughed. “Fuck you. You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about. Baseball is a game of strategy.”

“Strategy my ass,” I huffed, smiling to take the sting from my words…even though I kinda meant it. “It’s one of those weird sports where everyone gets pumped when nothing happens. ‘Oh, it’s a no-hitter. That’s amazing!’ Sure…but nothing fuckin’ happened! No one hit the ball, no one rounded the bases, no one slid to home plate. No one had to even wash their damn uniforms! And you know why?”

“Why?”

“’Cause nothin’ fuckin’ happened,” I replied, taking a long sip of my beer as I let the sweet sound of Sky’s laughter wash over me.

God, he had a great laugh. It made me like him a little more. And yeah, as much as I didn’t want to admit it, I liked Sky. He was smart, talented, easy on the eyes, and he had a sense of humor.

“That just proves baseball players are smarter than hockey players,” he taunted.

“Said no one anywhere ever.” I held my hands up in surrender when he flipped me off. “Hey, I’m kidding. I like baseball fine. I told you I follow the Tigers. I still have the jersey my dad bought me when I was ten. Dude, I’d wear it if I still fit in it. What’s your position?”

“Shortstop. I’ve played almost every position at one time or another but I like it the best. You gotta be quick, have a strong arm, and good instincts. I also have a long wingspan. That helps.”

“Makes sense. I don’t know about wingspan, but you gotta be quick in lightning fast hockey too with quick reflexes. Big ol’ quads help.” I smacked my thighs and chuckled. “Mine are kinda huge.”

Sky gave me a lopsided smile. “I noticed. It’s hot.”

“You think muscular legs are hot?”

“I do. Believe it or not, it wasn’t your sweet personality that made me look twice. It was your thighs.”

I snickered. “That’s weird.”

“Maybe, but it’s true. You always wore shorts to summer school. I used to come in a little late so I’d get a good look at you before I sat down. I purposely didn’t sit next to you because I knew I’d get caught staring. And the one day I did, you were the one who got caught.”

“Are you telling me that all this started because of my thighs?” I asked, narrowing my gaze suspiciously.

Sky nodded. “Basically…yes.”

We held eye contact for a moment then busted up.

And when our laughter faded, the mood changed all over again. I felt that same crackle of heat and sexual energy I always did when I was around him, but this time I knew what it was. And though I might have been unsure, I wasn’t afraid.

I leaned forward on my barstool and motioned for Sky to close the distance. He brushed his nose against mine. I held my breath and waited for him to make a move. Any move at all. When he blinked, I licked the corner of his mouth then pressed my lips to his and closed my eyes.

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Out in College Series

Out in the Deep (Out in College, Book 1)

Out in the End Zone (Out in College Book 2)

Out in the Offense (Out in College Book 3)

Out in the Field (Out in College Book 4)

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About the Author

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men.

Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were First Place winners in the 2016 and 2017 Rainbow Awards.

She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.

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Superb conclusion to this fantastic romantic suspense series

Zero Divergence CoverZero Divergence by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An excellent conclusion to this wonderful series from Aimee.

Romantic suspense, cop/law enforcement/ex-military types are among my absolute favourite genre of book to read and this series has been on fire.

Each stands alone but with a nebulous connection running through them surrounding the suicide of Royce’s former partner.

I loved how not all the loise ends were neatly wrapped up, there’s still room to manoeuvre and I was very happy to hear there will be future appearances from Locke and Key in the spinoff series.

This one had exceptional pacing, building up the tension as the noose tightened around the prime suspect who the reader already knows is guilty.

I didn’t see the plot twist coming and it was very well played. I also never found events to be too coincidental or convenient for the plot journey, they were linked into believable scenarios.

I absolutely adore Sawyer and Royce, I can’t say which is my favourite but they work so beautifully together, not only as work partners but as romantic ones.

Their chemistry is off the charts, but their friendship and support of each other, after a shaky start, is what makes this narrative sing.

Aimee’s best books yet imho.

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