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Release Blitz: Rocky Start by Annabeth Albert

Rocky Start | Annabeth Albert

A-List Security #4

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Release Date: January 12th, 2023

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I think I’m falling for my bodyguard co-worker. Now I need protection… from myself.

As a former SEAL intelligence officer, I’m supposed to be smart. Unfortunately, those smarts don’t apply to love. I did a nice thing and took my heartbroken fellow bodyguard out for a Valentine’s dinner. Just us bros. But my plan worked a little too well, and a night that ended with a scorching kiss has turned into the most awkward morning at the office ever. Now we’re working together as bodyguards on a remote mountain movie shoot. And we’re roommates.

I’ve never been attracted to a guy before, but something about Avery calls to every protective instinct I have. We’re not dating, but every night alone together, I fall a little deeper. It’s also Avery’s first time with a guy too, and while we’re both enjoying all sorts of new things together, I worry my heart will be broken when we return to civilization.

No matter how badly this may end, I can’t seem to stop wanting Avery. All of him. I want to see who he’ll become if he ever manages to get out of his own way. I want to be his biggest cheerleader, best friend, and the guy he comes home to. But going from secret hookup to forever after is a big ask. Are we both brave enough to take the leap?

ROCKY START is book four in the A-List Security series. It features TWO highly protective SEAL bodyguards, a double awakening, an exploration of the sexy, lacy kind, and all sorts of brand-new emotions. Get ready for all the high heat, big feels, and found family feels readers expect from this fan-favorite military romance author.

Join A-List Security for this lower-angst series featuring former SEALs and celebrity clients. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed! 



I’d expected the rasp of his beard to be distracting at best and a possible turn-off at worst, but my fickle body kept tossing me more curveballs. I loved the subtle drag of hair against my jaw and cheek so much that I had to touch it with my fingers. Soft. Wiry. Electric.

My entire body felt like a downed power line, sparking with dangerous energy that had nowhere to go. I groaned again as he pulled me closer, angling our bodies together. Damn, he was strong. My chest vibrated like I could feel his heart beating against mine.

Annabeth Albert

About The Author

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required!

When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a Pacific Northwest romance writer of many critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance series.


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Annabeth writes wonderful military men and here’s no exception

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the way Annabeth writes military men and here it’s a double bisexual/gay awakening coupled with a dawning realisation that liking pretty things isn’t a sign of weakness.

An act of kindness from one A List staff member to another when they both find themselves dumped just before Valentine’s Day turns into a truly compelling exploration of what makes someone tick.

There’s trigger warnings for mild internalised homophobic ideas about masculinity and a few examples of toxic thinking, but otherwise, this has only a small amount of relationship angsting.

I fell in love with the exceptionally kind and thoughtful Malik straight away, Avery was sweet as candy but took a bit more warming up to.

Not because he’s not worthy of affection, but more because he blew hot and cold and had a lot of work to do on his own personal hang-ups.

But once he realised his feelings for Malik were genuine, well then he was an utter delight and seeing him opening up like a flower in bloom was gorgeous.

There’s very mild kink, some spanking, dirty talk and a love of lace underwear which helps Avery come to terms with himself that I adored seeing play out.

Best thing though, the guest appearance of two of my favourite characters from Annabeth’s Out of Uniform series. Who, I leave it for you to discover 😁

I believe this is the last book in this series for now and I’ve loved each one of them for many different reasons.

I think Ambrose and Harley’s remains my favourite one though.

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

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Release Blitz: Pet Me by Angelique Jurd

Pet Me | Angelique Jurd

Toye Shoppe #1

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Release Date: July 1st, 2021

Cover Artist: May Dawney Designs

Length: 80,000 approx

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There is a lot more to Bailey Richards than just being a shy, awkward man who trips over his own feet and has never been on a date.

There is more to Sam Thurston than being the owner of an adult toy shop that has trouble shaking off its skeevy image. Together, they’ll find out what.

After stumbling onto an interesting form of play online, Bailey needs to know more. To explore. Unfortunately that means he needs to buy a … thing. He can’t even say the word in his head without blushing. He needs to buy a tail. Ponies need tails right?

Bailey has found the one he wants and oh how he wants it. The trouble is, not only is the glorious rainbow tail for a unicorn, it’s also been out of Bailey’s price range … until now.

After working in construction most of his life, Sam Thurston bought The Pleasure Palace six months ago with a plan to revive it as something a little more upmarket. It has, however, been more challenging than he expected. Even coming up with a better name than The Pleasure Palace has been problematic.

As if trying to get the shop to finally show a profit while finding a name that doesn’t make him cringe when he answers the phone isn’t hard enough, he keeps getting distracted. There’s a young man who comes in regularly to look at one piece of merchandise: the rainbow tail on display at the back of the store.

Having checked his ID, Sam knows the beautiful man is twenty-five and that his name is Bailey. He also knows that with his long blond hair, deep blue eyes, and fine features, he may be the most beautiful man Sam has ever seen.

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe 1) is a contemporary MM romance featuring mild kink, a rag-tag group who discover that found family is as strong and beautiful as blood family, and an age-gap romance between two men discovering that the other is exactly the person they were looking for. Oh … and a very beautiful unicorn.


About The Author

New Zealand author Angelique Jurd writes contemporary gay (MM) romance. Her stories are emotional, sexy, loving, with heart-warming endings.

Angelique is owned by three cats, three adult children, two temperamental computers, and a very patient boyfriend (not a partridge in a pear tree).

She’s also pierced, painted, pan, and proud. When she’s not writing (or swearing at her computer), she likes cold champagne, hot coffee, neat whiskey, loud Springsteen, and the Winchester brothers kicking butt.

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