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Release Blitz: Twice In A Lifetime by R.M Neill

Twice In A Lifetime | R.M Neill

Sheltered Connections #1

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Release Date: October 27t,h 2021

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One is suffering through a fog of grief. The other crushing feelings of inadequacy. Fate knew they needed each other.

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For the longest time, I believed we get one shot at true love. A single person that sets our soul on fire. I had that with my wife until she died, then I was lost in a dark sea of grief. In need of companionship, I decided to adopt a dog.

What I found at the shelter was so much more. Micha, the volunteer, is insanely cute and ridiculously funny. He awakens feelings within me I never knew existed. Is it possible I may get a second chance at real love?

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Love just isn’t in the cards for some people. And I’m among those unfortunate few destined to be alone. I trusted the wrong man with my heart once and had it shattered into a million pieces. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Instead, I pour every ounce of my energy into building my business and trying to convince myself I’m not lonely. But Dominic could be the one to tear down the walls I hide behind. He’s the most handsome man I ever met and unbelievably kind. I know he experienced a horrible loss. Is that what’s behind his attraction to me? Or has the connection between us led to his bisexual awakening?

Twice in a Lifetime is the first book in the Sheltered Connections Series. This book involves themes of hurt/comfort, bisexual awakening, and an age gap. Swoon-worthy moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and scorching chemistry make up this 70k word story. Oh, and don’t forget the cherry flavored icing.

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“Listen to me Micha. Really fucking listen, because I’m getting tired of you thinking you aren’t good enough for someone. You. Are. Amazing. People love you. There’s nothing about you that people don’t like. Dominic is no exception. Stop fucking hiding. Take this and run with it. Have fun with someone. If it still ends after you tried, I’ll eat a pint of ice cream with you while we watch The Fox and the Hound for the zillionth time and I’ll cry with you.” He sucks in a breath. “But I can’t stand here any longer and try to support you if you can’t even see how wonderful you are.”

“Wow, uh okay. I’m not really sure how to take that last part. Are you still my friend?”

Travis barrels into me, his giant hug squishing the air out of my lungs with an oomph. “Of course I’m still your friend you nincompoop. But I’m not listening to you talk bad about your self any more.” He eases his grip. “Just follow your heart, Mic. He’s a good one.” He stabs me in the chest with his finger. “Let the hope win, just for once, okay?”

“That’s the problem Trav. I don’t trust my heart. It never steers me right.”

He sighs, slumping his shoulders in defeat. “It’s going to get it right some day. Either way, I’ll be here. No matter what I say.” He picks up the spilled pens. “You deserve it just as much as anyone else Micah. Love yourself like everyone else loves you.”

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About the Author

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I’m a wife, mom, animal lover and a hopeless romantic.

I want my stories to make you smile, swoon and snort laugh, but not necessarily in that order.

I hope I can be the author you turn to when you need a story to make you laugh, or add light to an otherwise dark day.

Coffee always wins, you can’t change my mind.

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Release Blitz: Pines & Violets by V.L. Locey

Pines & Violets | V.L. Locey

Colors of Love #7

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Release Date: September 14th, 2021

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He never thought he’d find love again, but one summer changes his entire life.

Greg Mattar always had a clear path in life. The son of wealthy professionals, he and his sister wanted for nothing growing up in Montreal. His skills playing hockey led him to be picked first in the draft and a successful career as one of the premier defensemen in the league. He married his college sweetheart and within a year, they’d been blessed with twin girls. Then the unthinkable happened, and Greg’s life was turned inside out.

After losing his wife to cancer, he’s left alone to raise his daughters and at the same time balance his career. After a rough year of mourning coupled with a dismal season, Greg and his girls travel to a small vacation community deep in the Catskills.

There he meets Aiden Burke, a local artisan with a past who enchants not only Greg’s daughters but Greg as well. During a vacation filled with laughter, acceptance, and morning goose parades, the two men fall for each other, which begins a journey down a winding road of revelations and romance.

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Lost in Indigo – http://vllocey.com/Read-indigo

Touch Of A Yellow Sun – http://vllocey.com/Read-yellow

The Good Green Earth – http://vllocey.com/Read-green

Slow Dances Under An Orange Moon – http://vllocey.com/Read-orange

A Brush Of Blue – http://vllocey.com/Read-Blue

Songs of A Red Currant Wine – http://vllocey.com/Read-Red

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/237345

About The Author

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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, 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 flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey 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 hand.

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What a beautifully realised interracial romance from Vicki

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This is, hands down, my favourite out of seven – yes seven! – superb books in this fabulous series from Vicki.

I’ve rated all but two of them at 5* and the other two were 4.5* stars so it was almost a clean sweep but in this one, I think Vicki just got the balance between the serious subjects under examination in the narrative and the wonderful romance at its heart.

I’m not sure if there is a trigger warning on the book, Vicki is usually good with those, but I will say it covers the deaths of two characters who were important to the MCs, one through cancer, one through an accident caused by the MC’s drug addition, as well as continuing discussions of both those events. There is also parental rejection and mild homophobia referenced in the past.

Greg is such a wonderfully realised character, he’s solid and I felt like he could just walk off the page at any moment. He’s grieving his wife’s death and facing bringing up their almost five-year-old twin girls alone when he’s forced to take a break in the Catskill Mountains over his break from professional ice hockey with the Buffalo Surge.

There he meets Aiden, who has a flock of geese and two goats and who lives a very simple life away from most people. His leg injury and scars speak of a tumultuous past which, as it is revealed, broke my heart so many times.

But this is not a depressing book by any stretch of the imagination because the spark which lights between the two of them, and the new family life they stumble into with the girls feeding the goats, building fences for ducks, and generally just taking things day by day, is beautiful.

Greg’s always known he was bisexual, but having fallen in love with his late wife at college, he’s not thought about it for years until Aiden stumbles along and wakes up all his feelings.

This book has such huge emotional kicks throughout, both of sadness and happiness, and it’s full of joy and interfering sisters who do it out of love, wonderful English brothers-in-law who write books about Presidents and offer up support, best friends who will have your back no matter what, and parents who offer a cautious hand and an apology and try and heal some of the earlier hurt.

The twins provide enough comic relief that the tone of the book never becomes overshadowed by either grief or sexual confusion. The intimacy between Greg and Aiden is beautifully realised, the interracial elements of the relationship subtly revealed rather than shouted out loud.

There is no stupid miscommunication, no manipulation, just two men who meet and fall in love at the perfect time.

Not sure if this is the final book in the series but if it is, what a high to go out on.

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

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