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Second time around and I loved this complex issues-focused romance

43527040Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Re-reading the revised and expanded edition due out soon from Dreamspinner.

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4.5*

Well, second time around I’m not sure if I can tell what’s been changed from the first edition but I have to say, I vastly enjoyed this more than I obviously did the first time round when I only gave it 3* but didn’t review (for whatever reason I can’t remember now)

I’d forgotten how deliciously filthy – in the absolute best way – it is, with Denver and Adam’s BDSM taking them into some seriously sensual and highly erotic scenes which burst with not only sexual tensions and lust, but also with clearly developing emotions and the start of relationship connections which only strengthen with time.

It’s also a stunning examination of the outcomes living with OCD and clinical anxiety can do to a human’s mind and how it can twist beyond recognition the normalities of day to day life into nightmarish proportions.

But, that’s not to say that the exploration of BDSM brings with it a cure or that Denver has a magic dick with which to stop all of Adam’s issues. He doesn’t. What he provides is an outlet through which Adam learns to find managing techniques which help him process the tics and the panic attacks and the irrational fears.

There’s also a wonderful cast of helpful and supporting secondary characters. I’d forgotten just how much I loved Louisa, the trans woman Adam bumps into shortly after his dickhead ex has managed to drive him into an anxiety spike.

The new cover for this book also beautifully illustrates Denver’s strengths, the cowboy who has his own issues to deal with, who thinks he’s dumb but actually has what’s probably dyslexia or a similar learning processing disorder.

So, second time round and it’s a massive hit for me.

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

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Cover Reveal: Viper by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

VIPER | Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Fallen Angel #2

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An MM Rock Romance

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USA TODAY bestselling authors Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank continue the story of sexy Fallen Angel rockers Viper and Halo in VIPER.

Blurb

Scorching chemistry. Red-hot lyrics. An irresistible bad boy.

Halo, the new lead singer for Fallen Angel, never stood a chance against
Viper, the legendary lead guitarist for the band.

From the moment Halo set foot in Viper’s lair, the match was lit,
threatening to consume the two men with the heat of their desire. But when
their casual flings begins to morph into more, will it leave the entire
band in flames?

After all, it may have been Halo who fell from grace, but it’s only a
matter of time before Viper falls for an angel.

VIPER
is the second book of the Fallen Angel Series and should be read following HALO. Halo and Viper’s story concludes in book three, ANGEL.

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Fallen Angel #3

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And if you haven’t started the Fallen Angel series yet, you’ll want to
grab book one, HALO!

Available now in e-book, paperback, Kindle
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Release Blitz: The Rising by Morgan Brice

The Rising | Morgan Brice

Badlands #2

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Cover Artist: Natania Barron

Genre/s: Urban Fantasy, MM, paranormal, romance

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Release Date: February 13, 2019

Can be read as a standalone

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Blurb

A big storm is brewing, there’s a killer on the loose, and the ghosts of Myrtle Beach are restless. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his sexy cop boyfriend, homicide detective Vic D’Amato have their hands full helping the Grand Strand brace for rough surf, driving rain and high winds as a winter storm roars toward shore.

Everyone’s on edge, and rumors are rampant about sightings of Blackcoat Benny, a ghostly omen of danger, and worse, the Gallows Nine, the spirits of nine infamous criminals hanged back in the 1700s, a harbinger of disaster. Rough tides wash the wreck of an old pirate ship into shallow waters, high winds threaten to damage an old mansion with a dark past, and the citizens of the beach town hunker down to ride out the storm.

As the skies grow dark and the sea turns wild, several men from prominent local families end up dead under suspicious circumstances. Simon’s premonition confirms Vic’s gut feeling—the killing is just getting started. As Simon tries to reach out to the spirits of the murdered men to help the investigation, he’s attacked by malicious ghosts that don’t want anyone getting in the way of their long-overdue vengeance.

With the storm hammering the coast, and new victims piling up, Simon is certain that the sins and secrets of the past are coming due, and that the murders have a supernatural link.

Vic and Simon race to stop the murders against an unholy deadline, but as they battle rising tides and risen ghosts, can they save the intended victims without getting trapped themselves.

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide (not main characters)

Excerpt

SIMON

“We need more pirates. Pirates sell.”
Simon Kincaide, owner of Grand Strand Ghost Tours, looked up with a chuckle. “Especially dead pirates. Or should I say ‘dread’ pirates?”

Pete King, Simon’s assistant store manager and part-time tour guide, rolled his eyes. “Both. I’m just saying, we could switch up the scripts and add more pirates to the ghost tours. Especially with the new wrecks the hurricane exposed. That’s all everyone seems to be talking about these days.”

Simon nodded. “I think you’re on to something. I have some good pirate ghost stories, but they’re pretty well known. Why don’t you do some research and see if you can come up with some that aren’t as familiar?” He grinned. “Let me guess—you’re itching to try out a new pirate costume?”

“Guilty as charged,” Pete replied. “You know the tourists love that stuff.”

“Oh, believe me. I know!” Simon used to do all the tours himself, but during the past year, business had grown enough for him to promote Pete and bring him in to expand the number and types of tours offered. Pete did his tours in full costume and made it more of a performance, fitting since he was finishing up a degree in drama. Simon had been a folklore professor before coming to Myrtle Beach, so his tours stuck to the facts and history. Both types of tours were popular.

“People say that the new wreck was a pirate corsair, pretty notorious in its day,” Pete went on, obviously thrilled with his topic.

“Don’t get your hopes up too much—around here, everything is a pirate ship until proven otherwise,” Simon joked. “Seriously, the last time a good wreck washed in, everyone was sure it was Blue‐ beard’s ship until it turned out to be a garbage scow!”

“Shh!” Pete teased. “Leave me my fragile illusions!” he added, throwing an arm across his face and pretending to swoon.

Ten in the morning on a late January Monday meant Myrtle Beach was quiet. The snowbird tourists were likely still sleeping or enjoying breakfast. Not like the summer when walkers and joggers practically crowded the beach and boardwalk at dawn. And with a storm forecast, it was likely to stay quiet.

“I’ll go pick up some coffee,” Simon offered. “Somehow, I don’t think you’ll get overwhelmed with customers while I’m gone.”

Simon wandered down to the railing and looked out over the Atlantic. Wind blew his shoulder-length brown hair and stung his hazel eyes as he looked out over the whitecaps and the rough surf. He loved the ocean like this, wild and powerful. Simon took a deep breath of salty air and listened to the pounding waves.

Tourists might not be on the boardwalk, but the weather never stopped its resident ghosts. Simon watched two children in old-fash‐ ioned clothes skip several yards, then vanish. A translucent old man on a bicycle laden with possessions rode past, giving a ghostly jingle of his bell. On the steps to the beach access, a dreadlocked young man leaned on his elbows and stared out at the water that took his life, in no hurry to move on.

Most people couldn’t see the ghosts, but Simon could.

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.

Other books include Witchbane, Burn, Dark Rivers, and Badlands. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!

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Best one in the series for me – and seriously hot!

Rapid ResponseRapid Response by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Without a doubt the best one for me in this series and some of the hottest writing that I’ve read from DJ Jamison.

Everything about this book worked for me, from the detail put into the way Jase introduced Sean to the joys of sexual activity with a man, to the slow awakening of Sean’s desires and his acceptance of his own sexuality – even if he never was able to put a label on it, he knew he loved Jase.

The dynamic in the bedroom, in the power exchange and the “not quite” full on submissive nature Sean exhibited and Jase took the time to nurture worked.

The setting worked, the tensions worked, there was no unnecessary melodrama, no unneeded angst, the relationship development just provided enough of its own complications without the book having extras added.

Loved this one a lot, even if it did leave one little element unanswered for now. This whole series has, in the majority, been an enjoyable read from start to finish and I hope Davina does return to it in the future.

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

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Release Blitz: Noble Hops by Layla Reyne

Noble Hops | Layla Reyne

Trouble Brewing #3 

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Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date:  Ebook/Audio: February 11, 2019 | Print: February 26, 2019

 Length (Print & Ebook): 320 pages

Subgenre: MM, Romantic Suspense

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Noble Hops

Blurb

Everything Dominic Price has worked hard to uphold is about to come crashing down on everything he holds dear.

So much for the quiet life. Just as assistant US attorney and brewery owner Dominic Price is settling into a comfy new chapter with his partner, FBI agent Cameron Byrne, the sudden death of Nic’s father puts their happily-ever-after in jeopardy. Nic immediately suspects foul play, his prime suspect a notorious gangster his father was indebted to—only now the loan shark is out for blood.

Cam has been longing for Nic to finally let him in on this very personal case. But when Nic’s belief that he’s the sole Price heir is upended, the line between personal and professional starts to blur, leaving Cam unsure of where he stands.

Nic is depending on Cam’s kidnap and rescue expertise to save his recently discovered family member before it’s too late. But with a dangerous threat closing in, the ghosts from Nic’s past cast long shadows.

Any relationship could crack under the pressure, but for Nic, finding his family might mean losing the love of his life.

Layla says: Nic and Cam have to fight for their lives and their happily ever after in this exciting, action-packed conclusion to the Trouble Brewing series.

“I adore this series, and I can’t wait for more Nic and Cam!”

— Author of The Fall, May Archer, on Craft Brew (Trouble Brewing #2)

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Excerpt

“I’ve got you,” Cam murmured, and dropped a kiss on his temple.

“Just when I thought things were turning our way…”

Nic dropped his head on Cam’s shoulder, and Cam was sure Nic could feel his heart about to beat out of his chest, equal parts worry at the dejection in Nic’s voice, so foreign for him, and adoration, because he let Cam see that, not hiding anything from him, for better or worse.

“One setback.” Cam carded his fingers through Nic’s hair, more of the sexy gray showing every day.

“Three, if we’re counting.”

“Stop counting,” he playfully chided with a swat to Nic’s ass. “Unless it’s your breaths, in which case, take a few extra to settle.”

Nic took the recommended inhales, plus a few more, then rested their foreheads together. “Thank you.”

Cam waited for his eyes to open. “I love you.”

“I love you too.” Finally, a smile, if an exhausted one, right before Nic brushed his lips over Cam’s. It was a slow, gentle kiss, probably the only thing that would be in this already rough-and-tumble day, and Cam let Nic take all that he needed. Cam needed it too—this reminder of their connection, the threads of the rope being reinforced. Cam would hold Nic to his word. Nic hadn’t let the rope go for him when Cam had needed him to hold tight, and Cam wouldn’t let go now either, nor would he let Nic, or anyone else for that matter, cut through it with a Ka-Bar.

About The Author

 Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance.

When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.

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Yet another fabulous romance from Lily Morton

Milo (Finding Home, #2)Milo by Lily Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Each time I think I’ve found my favourite pair of Lily Morton characters she puts out another book and wham, there I go again with a new one.

I loved Dylan and Gabe, then I fell for Asa and Jude, before Henry and Ivo stole my heart, only to give up their spot to Silas and Oz.

But now, let’s just say Milo and Niall took my heart, wrapped it up in bubble wrap and very carefully squished it in tight to their amazing characters.

It’s difficult to summarise why I love Lily Morton’s world so much. Is it because they’re so very British, the settings familiar to me, the language and jokes those of my own childhood and teenage years?

Is it because she has an incredible way of throwing you right into the heart of her books because of the incredibly visual nature of her narratives?

Or is it the snark and the witty retorts which always stop the romances from becoming too twee?

I have no idea. I just know they settle deep into my soul and bring me joy. Nothing would make me happier than spending an evening with this bunch of interconnected characters drinking good beer and eating cockles on the Cornish seafront.

With Niall and Milo, Lily gives us a slightly different take on the brother’s best friend trope and I was only one page into this book when I wanted to kill someone.

Milo is a joy, but he’s been pushed deep inside himself and it takes the solid presence and support of Niall to give him the space to breathe again.

Niall doesn’t take over, much as his strength and forceful personality would like to, instead he cajoles and encourages and reminds Milo of what he can do.

Milo might be a sweetheart, but Niall was just my cup of tea, right down to the ribbing of Oz and the firm friendships with Silas and Milo’s enigmatic brother Gideon.

Speaking of which, I’m saddened to hear he won’t be getting his own rare breeds farmer (you promised me him some time now Lily so I’ll let you off 😉 ) but I absolutely cannot wait to meet the special someone who is going to see behind that brash shiny exterior to the true gold beneath.

This book is gorgeous, it’s stupendously hot of course, but it’s about so much more than the sex. It’s about family, finding a home, and a psychopathic cat who might just love you after all.

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

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Holy hot telekinetic wall sex Bones – epic instalment in the Metahuman Files

New Horizons (Metahuman Files: Classified #2)New Horizons by Hailey Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hailey Turner’s Metahuman Files series are my drug of choice when it comes to Sci-Fi based paranormal romance and I am soooo glad she’s not finished with this series completely.

The second in the Classified spin-off focuses in on Bones, Alpha Team’s medic Trevor Sanchez and it’s a doozy – full of action, hot men and sweet romance in so few pages – that there is a gift people 🙂

This isn’t a standalone as such, but you could read it if you’ve never touched In the Wreckage or the rest of the Metahuman Files series but then you’d be missing out on five utterly fabulous paranormal romances which kick ass all over the place!

In this, Trevor’s now at medical school following the disbanding of Alpha Team and he gets caught up in an emergency situation which will change his life when he spots firefighter paramedic Brendan caught in the sights of a Sons of Adam terrorist’s gun line.

There wasn’t one little bit of this I didn’t love – except it only being a novella as I wanted more but holy hot telekinetic wall sex Bones that really was an absolute delight.

More please Hailey (after the next Soulbound is out cos I needs me more Patrick and Jono).

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