Release Blitz: Deadly Dorian by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Deadly Dorian | Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Ward Security Series #3

Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC

Release Date: April 13, 2018 | Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 87K

Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense

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Synopsis

Someone is trying to kill Marc Foster.

Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy.

Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. Sticking close to Marc as his “boyfriend” gives Royce insight into his toxic family, but it also reveals a brilliant, compassionate man who completely disarms Royce. Against his better judgment, Royce finds himself falling.

But can they find a way to make it work when Royce’s past threatens to tear their lives apart? Their future hinges on a lost Renaissance painting, six Bichon Frises, and a pornographic Robin Hood.

No worries, right?

Excerpt

Marc Foster rose from one of the outdoor couches and came toward him with his right hand out. There was no missing how he shifted his left hand slightly behind his body, but Royce already caught sight of what looked like a bandage. He stood taller than Royce by several inches, his shoulders broad, his body slim. He wore a fashionable suit that probably cost more than a month of Royce’s salary.

But his damn face—that was going to be a problem.

He had the most fascinating combination of features Royce had ever seen. Sharp was the first description that came to mind. He had thick, black, slanting eyebrows over piercing, blue eyes, bladed cheekbones and chin—all of it coming together to form a stunning, intense face that was completely belied by the softest-looking, fullest lips he’d ever seen. The dichotomy of severe and overly sensual startled, sending a punch of surprising lust into Royce’s gut. Marc wore his dark brown hair long on top, and it looked like he’d been running his hands through it, because it curled back off his face in soft waves with one strand falling over his eye.

It was the perfect length for gripping.

“Royce Karras?”

“Yes.” He wanted to say more, but he felt momentarily tongue-tied and shocked. Rich playboys were far from the kind of men he usually liked to get rowdy with, so his gut reaction to this one made him feel off. He’d never been much of a talker, though. He hoped the man didn’t want a chatterbox for a pretend boyfriend.

The smile that stretched those full lips revealed teeth that went along with the program: sharp and flawlessly white. But the smile softened his features, making him seem more welcoming.

And…somewhat devastating. Royce would have no trouble pretending to be attracted to this man.

Marc nodded then, his gaze running down Royce’s body.

Royce wondered what he thought as he took in his black vest over the white button-down shirt tucked into dark jeans. Black motorcycle boots completed the look. He’d also rolled up his sleeves, leaving the tattoos on his left arm in plain sight. He’d trimmed his black beard close to his chin. Normally, he wore the company’s polo or T-shirts on jobs, but Andrei had asked him to “hot it up” a little so he’d appeal to a rich playboy.

He watched that rich playboy now as he eyed him, then turned back to Quinn. Royce followed his gaze to find his coworker standing silently, watching them with a funny smile on his face.

“He will work,” Marc said in a no-nonsense tone. “My acquaintances won’t question me wanting him.”

That particular word choice sent a blast of heat to Royce’s groin, and he ruthlessly ignored it. But the image that had surged into his mind had been this gorgeous, haughty man kneeling before him, and that was harder to push aside. He’d look so pretty like that, his head back, mouth open, waiting on instruction.

Royce knew, without a doubt, that he could have this man on his knees, that he could easily overpower him despite his taller form. If there was one thing that always played out in Royce’s favor, it was the steely strength he carried in his compact body. It had been the reason he’d been a very successful shylock for a bloodthirsty bookie in Virginia. He came with the element of surprise—always underestimated, always triumphant in a fight. He didn’t have the special martial arts training of a lot of his coworkers, but that didn’t matter. There was something to be said for sheer determination.

“You aren’t going to question if he’s big enough to fight someone off for you?” Quinn asked. “He gets that a lot.”

Marc smirked and brought those astute blue eyes back to him. “I have absolutely no doubt this man can protect me. Anyone paying close enough attention would see that he could easily take them down.”

Royce hoped the lust coating his last three words was only in his own imagination. A quick glance at Quinn told him it was not. And the IT guy was finding this situation highly amusing as he lifted one eyebrow behind his black-framed glasses.

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Meet the Authors

Who are Drake & Elliott?

Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shootouts, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments.

Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

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Release Blitz – Confessions: Robbie by Ella Frank is now LIVE

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Relationships are complex.
Love ever-changing.
And when it comes to rules of the heart,
they were made to be broken…

That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.
Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done.

No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.

But trouble was nothing new.

Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:
If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it.

And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.

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This is a wonderfully filthy tale of finding love in unusual circumstances

37315962Rebel by K.M. Neuhold & Nora Phoenix

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is filthy – in the best possible way but it’s also filled with great characters, great development, a well planned out setting and an enjoyable narrative.

There’s lots of emotions in this collaboration from KM Neuhold and Nora Phoenix too, the friendships of the Ballsy Boys, the passion of the scenes they perform for the porn studio, the relationship which develops between Rebel/Hendricks and Troy, the familial love of Rebel’s hippie parents and extended family.

There’s lots of great sex scenes too – from the heated porn scenes to the emotional encounters between Rebel and Troy when “feelings” start to creep in.

The book is also quite funny at times and serious at others. It examines, in a smaller way, feelings of abandonment that someone growing up in the care system can experience, and it also looks in a very positive way (which I applaud) at the porn industry.

I liked all the Ballsy Balls crew and I’m looking forward to reading more of their romances.

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

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Sheer #Goven perfection in this opening Ward Security romance

Psycho Romeo (Ward Security, #1)Psycho Romeo by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perfection!

There may be spoilers for Shiver Shatter Torch Devour from the Unbreakable Bonds series if you haven’t read those yet.

Right, having had time to sit and digest this book, I have to say I don’t think it could have been more perfect at telling the story of Geoffrey and Sven, two characters who appeared on the sidelines in the Unbreakable Bonds series and almost >< stole the show in their respective roles.

I’ve been pushing for #Geoven since Sven, all 6ft 5in plus of Viking gorgeousness, boldly walked into Rialto in Shatter to help protect Ian Pierce, a perfect mate for Geoffrey and his hands
We were introduced to Geoffrey in Shiver, with his immense crush on Snow, and he turned out to be far more than his party boy exterior when he helped the guys take down another of Boris Jagger’s child auctions.

In Psycho Romeo, the first in the spin off Ward Security series, we catch up with both Geoffrey and Sven a few months after the events in Devour and I have to admit to going into the book with some trepidation.

Could Jocelynn and Rinda pull off #Geoven – a couple that had originally started out as an “online joke” (sort of) pairing but which had taken on a life of its own when these authors decided to continue the fully fleshed out world they’d created in Unbreakable Bonds?

Well, here’s where I stand up and applaud because my faith that they could pull it off was not only justified, it was taken beyond expectation to produce a story which is so perfect, not only to the two men themselves, but also to the roles they occupy within the ongoing narrative.

Geoffrey may seem like a one-dimensional party boy with his millions of social media followers and a bunch of hangers on who trail around him like bees with honey, but underneath he’s lonely. He’s crushing hard on Ward Security bodyguard Sven, a powerhouse of quiet muscles and a shy and reserved persona but he doesn’t know how to break through and his behaviour chasing Snow has left him embarrassed around this group of put together men.

But when he wakes up practically naked with no memory of how he got home and with a threatening message on his phone, he knows the bodyguard is the only one he wants to keep him safe.

As with their previous works together, the narrative is seamlessly weaved into one cohesive plot, I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint which bit Jocelynn wrote or which bit Rinda wrote outside of the obvious – Jocelynn likes blowing things up 🙂 and the tensions are amped up as the search for Geoffrey’s stalker intensifies.

Sven’s busy fighting his attraction to Geoffrey while trying to keep him safe but a close call with the stalker brings all his barriers crashing down and what follows is one of the most emotional and erotic sex scenes I’ve ever read – especially given it happens with a door between the two protagonists!

I could write about this book ad infinitum but I think it’s best experienced by someone picking it up and reading, so I’ll end this review on the note that it is every bit as sexy as you would expect from these two authors.

It has high level action, it has moments where your heart is in your mouth, it has emotional connection between two men who are perfect for each other, there’s the trademark humour which stops everything from becoming too dark and fraught and it has an ending which is perfect for the narrative told.

Now, who’s next? I’d like to see Royce & Quinn because I think there were definitely some teasing niggles between the two but I can’t think of a decent shipping name (and Rinda’s already let the cat out of the bag that Quinn’s getting another guy) 😉

ETA: Okay Rinda and Jocelynn spilled the beans at #GRL2017 and Quinn’s going to be with Jude’s ex with benefits Shane, who runs the PI agency Hollis has gone to work for – I CANNOT wait for this pairing!

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Everything I’d hoped it would be and then some

Enemies of the State (The Executive Office #1)Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So, when I tell you that The West Wing is my favourite TV series of all time and that when Marc Harmon’s Special Agent Simon Donovan was murdered during a store robbery gone wrong just after kissing White House Press Secretary CJ Cregg, I cried for about an hour, you can hazard a guess at how much I was pinning on this book.

Well, Tal Bauer gave me everything I wanted and then some. This book is explosive, it’s thrilling, it’s emotional, it’s heart breaking, it’s tense, it’s passionate, it’s sexy, it’s about two men in their 40s falling in love unexpectedly with the glare of the world upon them.

Jack and Ethan were beautifully crafted, for all he’s a Republican President (and that was a bit weird), Jack is just the kind of guy you’d want in the White House top job and Ethan, oh how much do I want my own Ethan?! Strong, reliable, dedicated, determined, unassailable, loyal.

I actually did guess fairly early on who the mole, the bad guy on the inside, was going to be but it didn’t stop me from hoping throughout that I’d be wrong and the President wouldn’t be betrayed.

The action and attention to detail is superb, the spy and thriller elements worthy of a book on their own without the added bonus of the experience of an openly gay secret service agent falling for a man who’d always considered himself straight. I loved that Jack was clear he was in love with the person and the fact Ethan was a man didn’t really register for him. They were friends first.

There’s also a whole host of brilliantly drawn side characters and I can’t be the only one wanting to know more about the relationship between the mysterious Marine and the Saudi intelligence head?

Never boring, this book kept me up until 3am reading it. It just is that good.

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Seriously sexy menage from Witt

Out of FocusOut of Focus by L.A. Witt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s not many authors I’ve read who have as deft a hand when it comes to not only making a menage work but adding elements of BDSM into the mix as LA Witt.

This one is deliciously sensual and smoking hot but with a powerful emotional connection too which helps to ground all the sexy times into a real relationship.

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My favourite one yet in this great series

Owning It (Metropolis Book 3)Owning It by Riley Hart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve loved both the other two in this series but this was the one I’ve been waiting for – we finally get Derek’s story and its a delight.

While this one is as ridiculously hot and sexy as the first two, there’s a lot off heart to this one which comes from the fact Derek’s lover is an older man, Jackson.

And oh my, how much did I love Jackson. There aren’t enough words for me to describe just how lovely, and seriously sexy, Jackson was. He’s the guy you’d wish your kids to find for their true love, that’s if you couldn’t steal a Jackson for yourself.

He’s kind, loyal, thoughtful, closed off, scared of coming out of his comfort zone, excited to get back in the dating world and a whole host of other contrasting character traits. But most of all, he’s perfect for Derek.

Derek, the brash, outspoken, loud and carefree power bottom we first bumped into in Gary and Travis’ story, doesn’t believe love is for him. He hides a real hurt but also a huge secret – his heart is damaged by his experiences and by what’s happening in the corner of his life he keeps hidden from his friends.

There’s a real slow burn for these two which makes it all the more special, and incendiary level explosive, when they finally come together – deliberate pun intended.

The development of their relationship is handled beautifully by these two authors and it carries you along with it with only a couple of hiccups, and believable ones at that, along the way.

Now Frankie and Evan next please and then the other guy whose name we’re all avoiding mentioning so we don’t spoil anything 🙂

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