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A quieter romance for Charlie and it works beautifully

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This second entry in Roan’s Garnet Run series gives us Charlie’s story and oh, how my heart hurt for him so many times.

Unlike his brother Jack, who we got to see fall in love with Simon in Better Than People, Charlie hasn’t really ever had a chance at relationships, other than a brief encounter shortly before their parents were killed just before his 18th birthday.

So, seeing how he struggles when he finds himself attracted to Rye and not knowing what to do about it was both heart-breaking and uplifting at the same time.

Thankfully Rye, for all his prickly nature, is actually a truly kind-hearted soul who is dealing with his own demons and his own stumbling steps into a relationship are just what Charlie needs.

There is a little tension here, many of the beats in the story come from Charlie’s growing self-awareness and awakening that he can put himself first and take things for his own pleasure.

There’s a bit of angst, as a whole it’s lowish steam, and it makes perfect sense within the narrative, although there are lots of heated kisses and cuddles which lead to emotionally charged conversations.

But there is also a seriously sexy spanking scene which went in a direction I wasn’t expecting and I loved it all the more for it. Overall, it’s a quiet romance, not a lust-packed one, although the attraction between the two men is still clear to see.

The relationship development feels organic and has few of the irritating misunderstandings or lack of communication issues which are often thrown in just to cause tension.

I liked both characters, but felt this one perhaps lacked a bit of the otherworldly or magical feel which made Better Than People a more engaging read.

That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this, because I did and I read it all in one go, but I didn’t have that same sense of excitement at the first book, which felt far more significant given the difficulties Simon faced in his daily life.

However, it also stars two fabulous cats, which as a lover of that most magnificent of animals, really made me happy and the usual feel-good, if somewhat in your face, meddling of a small town local community who seek to embrace the newcomer Rye.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Audio Review Tour: Treasure Trail by Morgan Brice & Narrated by John Solo

Treasure Trail | Morgan Brice

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Release Date: September 22, 2020

Publisher: Darkwind Press

Narrator: John Solo

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 7 hours and 12 minutes

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A cursed, haunted hotel. Old scandals and secrets that won’t stay buried.

Can Ben and Erik find the killer before they become Cape May’s newest ghosts?

Erik Mitchell traveled the world uncovering art fraud and relic theft, which pitted him against spoiled billionaires, unscrupulous collectors, mobsters, and cartels. He worked with law enforcement across the US and Europe, but then a sting goes wrong, Erik ends up injured and returns to find his partner cheating. He decides to stop globetrotting and buy an antique shop in scenic Cape May, New Jersey, rebuild his life, and nurse his broken heart.

Undercover Newark cop Ben Nolan went down in a hail of bullets when a bust went sideways, after a tip-off from a traitor inside the department. When he recovers, he spends a couple of years as a private investigator, only to tire of seeing the worst of human nature. So when his aunt offers him the chance to take over her rental real estate business in Cape May, it seems too good to be true. Now if he could just believe he could ever be lucky again in love.

Sparks fly when Erik and Ben meet. But when a cursed hotel’s long-ago scandals resurface, the two men are pulled into a web of lies, danger, and deception that will test their bond – and might make them Cape May’s newest ghosts!

About the Author

Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after.

Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.

On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.

Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!

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Release Blitz: Light After Dark by H.M. wolfe & Evera Ellis

Light After Dark | H.M. Wolfe and Evera Ellis

The Base Christmas Edition

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Release Date: December 10th, 2020

Cover: CJ Bishop

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Will their misunderstandings be the end of them before they had a chance to begin?

Ardan lives his life to rescue others from the hell he was put through. He built a haven so every survivor could have a place to feel safe. His nightmares plague him, but with the love of a good man, he is able to put some of those torments to bed. The other nightmares? He fights them every day.

Alasdair studies hard to be the best doctor he can be. After he was rescued from being sold, he struggled to come to terms with the new world he’d been thrust into. He knew Ardan wasn’t the person he should be mad at. In fact, Alasdair wasn’t mad with him; he was falling in love with him.

Their struggles didn’t stop there. With every new rescue came new enemies and new alliances. Ardan and Alasdair built The Base to provide: Love. Loyalty. Protection.

It started as a safe haven and transformed into a community. A family.

How far is too far to keep everyone safe?

This is an MM romance and includes hurt/comfort, rescued children, budding friendships, cute babies and love.

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“I love you. Husband, friend, lover. You are everything to me, Spitfire. The air I breathe, the blood running through my veins, the heart beating in my chest. Our little children are living proof of the love we have for each other. Your care, love and affection made my sons bloom into two brave, intelligent, sensible young men.” Ardan wrapped his arms around Alasdair’s torso, pulling the redhead even closer to him.

“I love you more and more as time goes by, every second, minute or day spent in your company is a precious gift from the forces governing the Universe. Speaking of gifts, do you know why I love Christmas so much?” Alasdair shifted in the embrace until his eyes met those of his husband. “Because it’s about birth and innocence, about protecting a child’s life, exactly the kind of things you do on a daily basis.”

Ardan smiled, a radiant one that reached his eyes, turning them into two shining turquoises. “You are the driving force behind my actions; you give me strength and power to carry on with my mission and continue the fight against those who harm the innocent. Thank you, my beautiful, feisty Spitfire.” Ardan lightly brushed his lips over his husband’s forehead in a chaste, affectionate kiss.

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H.M. Wolfe lives with the coolest Mom in the Universe and a fat, gay, submissive tomcat. She loves writing stories about boys and men who love, cherish, respect and protect other boys and men.

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