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Review Tour: Where Love Grows by Jay Northcote

Where Love Grows | Jay Northcote

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Length: 70,000 words approx.

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Blurb

When two broken men look to each other for help, an unexpected romance blooms. 

Stephen’s home, deep in the heart of the Welsh valleys, suits his reclusive nature. However, as he recovers from illness, he’s struggling to manage alone. As nature reclaims the land he’s poured his heart into cultivating, he becomes increasingly unhappy. His only outlet is his blog, where he documents the decline of the garden that had been his pride and joy.

Luke is more used to a concrete jungle. He was a high-flyer, living and working in London, until addiction sent him into free fall. Now on the road to recovery, he still wants to make some changes, but he’s unsure where to find the purpose and fulfilment he craves.

A mutual acquaintance suggests Luke visits Stephen to help him out for a while, and a seed of hope is planted. From prickly beginnings, shoots of friendship emerge, blossoming into a deeper connection when they act on their mutual attraction.

This was only ever supposed to be a temporary arrangement, and soon Stephen will be able to manage on his own again. But both men need each other in ways they’re afraid to admit. If their love is going to last for more than one season, they’ll need to find the courage to be honest.

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About The Author

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Jay Northcote lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press.

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Release Blitz: Where Love Grows by Jay Northcote

Where Love Grows | Jay Northcote

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Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2lwpVEu

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2nduaFm

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/WhereLoveGrows

Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Length: 70,000 words approx.

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Blurb

When two broken men look to each other for help, an unexpected romance blooms. 

Stephen’s home, deep in the heart of the Welsh valleys, suits his reclusive nature. However, as he recovers from illness, he’s struggling to manage alone. As nature reclaims the land he’s poured his heart into cultivating, he becomes increasingly unhappy. His only outlet is his blog, where he documents the decline of the garden that had been his pride and joy.

Luke is more used to a concrete jungle. He was a high-flyer, living and working in London, until addiction sent him into free fall. Now on the road to recovery, he still wants to make some changes, but he’s unsure where to find the purpose and fulfilment he craves.

A mutual acquaintance suggests Luke visits Stephen to help him out for a while, and a seed of hope is planted. From prickly beginnings, shoots of friendship emerge, blossoming into a deeper connection when they act on their mutual attraction.

This was only ever supposed to be a temporary arrangement, and soon Stephen will be able to manage on his own again. But both men need each other in ways they’re afraid to admit. If their love is going to last for more than one season, they’ll need to find the courage to be honest.

About The Author

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Jay Northcote lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press.

Social Media

Website: https://jaynorthcote.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jay_Northcote

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotewriter

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction

Facebook author group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jaysplayground

Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/JN-readers

Jay’s books: http://author.to/JayNorthcote

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Cover Reveal: The Good Green Earth by V.L. Locey

The Good Green Earth | V.L. Locey

Colors of Love #3

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Release Date: September 18 2019

Cover Design: Designs By Sloan

Length: 75,000 words approx.

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Blurb

After the Syracuse Stallions clinch the championship, Nathan Zinkan, the renowned wild man of the AHL is arrested for a DUI. Again.

When a no-nonsense judge adds a heavy dose of community service to an already stiff sentence, Nathan has to forget a summer of partying and slide on a pair of gardening gloves. His entire future now rides on how well he can behave while helping elderly urban gardeners tend to their tomatoes.

Watching local garden center owner Bran Cavanaugh working without his shirt is a benefit he wasn’t expecting. Pity Bran is also the one in charge of the community garden as well as keeping tabs on Nathan’s hours served.

The two men are instantly at odds due to Nathan’s rebellious nature and Bran’s icy demeanor. Yet there’s no denying the attraction that begins to build between the hot-headed athlete and the cool as a cucumber master gardener.

Will their attraction grow into something deeper, or will it wither and die on the vine?

Colors Of Love Series

Book #1 – Lost In Indigo – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #2 – Touch Of A Yellow Sun – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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I struggled with this one but the writing is good

flowersforthegardener(1)Flowers for the Gardener by Sharon Maria Bidwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think this is a case of “it’s not the book, it’s me” but I found this hard going and I put it down a few times to read other things before finally finishing it.

There’s great writing throughout, a clever study of families and emotions but it wasn’t what I’d consider a romance as such, although Richard and Ethan’s relationship is at the heart of the narrative.

The biggest problem i had was that I really didn’t like any of the protagonists. Rich was okay but he also came across as a lot of a wet fish even though in actually he had a lot of quiet strength.

And Ethan was just a dick for most of the book with a huge chip on his shoulder about his life, Rich’s life and family and his unfair assumptions about the wealth and career path Rich was taking.

There really wasn’t anything or anyone to feel sympathy for, or to get on board with rooting to win, for me and I didn’t actually care in the end whether they got their acts together or not.

But the writing is great, these characters are complex and the setting is well expressed.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Surprise Release: Natural Enemies by Roan Parrish

Natural Enemies | Roan Parrish 

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Surprise release date: April 17, 2018 | Sale: $.99, for one week

Price: $3.99, as of April 25, 2018

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On sale in: ebook and paperback | Pages in print: 150

Synopsis:

When opposites attract, love blooms in unexpected places.

Buttoned-up botanist Stefan Albemarle has felt like an outsider his whole life. As a result, he mostly keeps to himself—makes it easier not to notice that no matter how he tries, people think he’s a know-it-all and a snob.

Freewheeling urban gardener Milo Rios has worked hard to get where he is, and he’s passionate about his job at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He can get along with almost anyone, but no one has ever made him care enough to stick around.

When Stefan and Milo meet on Milo’s tour of the Botanic Garden, it’s hatred at first clash. But hatred quickly turns to lust as Milo shows Stefan how exquisite it can feel to lose the control he’s clung to for so long.

As Stefan’s mask begins to slip, Milo sees a deep vulnerability in the prim academic. Once he’s experienced Milo’s world, Stefan can admit that he wants more from life than professional success. If they can work together, Stefan and Milo just might be able to cultivate the future they both yearn for.

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Teaser:

I slammed our mouths together, kissing Stefan deeply, feeling his taut body become pliable against mine. I bore him backward against the wall, and pressed us so close together we both gasped for breath.

His heartbeat pulsed against my lips as I sucked at the juncture of neck and shoulder, and there it was again—that sweet shiver, like his skin couldn’t contain him.

Stefan grabbed at my shirt and I opened my eyes for a moment to see that his eyes were squeezed tightly shut.

“This okay?” I murmured, sliding my hand down his flat stomach to his crotch. He was so fucking hard. He groaned his assent and I fumbled at his pants, the hidden hook and eye closure of his fancy trousers taking me a moment.

Finally, I dragged them down over his hips, revealing royal blue boxer briefs that glowed against his dark skin, and his straining hardness trying to escape from them. “Fuuuuck,” I muttered. “You’re so hot.”

He shook his head, but his eyes were ravenous where they rested on my hand cupping his cock. I slid my other hand around and squeezed his ass, the tight swell perfect in my palm. His cock jumped and he pressed his hips toward me.

“Mmm, can I suck you off?”

Stefan made a broken sound and nodded so vigorously I almost laughed. Stepping close one more time, I kissed him deep and long, rubbing his erection through the softest boxer briefs I’d ever felt. Clearly, Stefan liked nice things. He moaned into my mouth and his arms came around me, keeping me close.

A hedonist. Stiff and well-armored, he spread out in the warm sun and bloomed.

I kissed his cheek. Then I dropped to my knees and peeled that hot underwear down. His cock sprung out, gorgeous and rigid against his belly, and I licked it from base to head. Stefan slid a hand into my hair, his fingers so gentle. I looked up to find him watching me like I was a miracle. Like he’d never seen anything like this before.

About Roan Parrish:

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals.

She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

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