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Blog Tour: Royally Screwed by Lynn Van Dorn

Royally Screwed | Lynn Van Dorn

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Release Date: June 28th 2020

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Take one betrothal gone awry…

Prince Angelo is destined to marry Prince Yuri. Never mind that Angelo isn’t gay and didn’t choose to be saddled with a moony-eyed princeling who is determined to ruin Angelo’s life. Then one day Yuri goes too far and Angelo has to take matters into his own hands.

Add one doomed arranged marriage…

Prince Yuri is destined forever to pine after Prince Angelo. Arranged marriages are archaic and awful enough without being stuck for life with someone you want who will never, ever in a million years want you back. Still, for someone who claims to want nothing to do with Yuri, Angelo is surprisingly possessive.

And you just might get one unexpected romance.

Two men, thrown together by fate and scheming parents, shouldn’t have a prayer of finding a happy ever after. But fate can be fickle, and love can exist where you never thought it could.

Royally Screwed is a 75,000-word MM novel featuring royalty, a poorly-thought-out betrothal, one prince in need of a firm hand, a second prince who isn’t as straight as he always thought, drunken texting, bickering, practice kissing, odious British nobility, and falling in love despite all the reasons why you shouldn’t.

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“I’m going to be your husband,” Angelo said, “sooner or later, like it or not. What’s the point in putting it all off?”

Yuri raised one finely shaped brown eyebrow. “So you’re cool with not having sex again for like… ever? Or kissing or holding hands, even? Because I’m not. I’ll go mad. I’m not ready yet. It’s way too soon.” He looked at Angelo like he was an animal caught in a trap, terrified and half-crazed to escape in any way it could, even if that meant chewing through a limb.

Angelo rubbed Yuri’s shoulder tentatively. “I know,” he said soberly. “I’ve been thinking about it for days.”

The idea of Yuri putting himself again into the hands of Francis, or someone like him, terrified Angelo. It didn’t matter that Yuri was gay and Angelo wasn’t. Someone needed to protect Yuri and that someone was Angelo. Would always be Angelo. Yuri was his curse and his cross to bear and his inevitable destiny. And despite years of resentment and irritation and anger, that still made Yuri his.

Yuri relaxed his stiffened posture enough to slump against Angelo. “Angel, it’s a really stupid idea. We’ll keep going on as we are. We’ve got years to date and ‘fall in love.’ No point rushing it. You’ll have to pretend your whole life. Be discreet when you need to fuck someone. You won’t be allowed to fall in love, and if you do, you’ll never be able to act on it. I get you’re feeling overprotective and cave mannish, but you don’t need to be. I’ll be way more careful next time. I’ll find someone who can hurt me, but not hurt me. Those men exist. I know they do. Let me find one and live before my freedom is completely gone.”

Nervous fear dumped adrenaline into Angelo’s bloodstream. It made him want to do something—anything—to make things better. “I can do that,” Angelo burst out, licking his dry lips. “I can be that man. For you. For this.”

“Do what, be what?” Yuri put his mobile aside and gave Angelo his full attention, spearing him with crystalline blue eyes. “You’re. Not. Gay.”

“Um. I can hold your hand. In public.”

Yuri rolled his eyes. “Seriously? I can see you sweat from just the thought of it. What about the rest? Can you really kiss me in front of others? Pretend for the rest of your life to be in love with me? Do you have any clue what this’ll mean? I don’t think you do. You don’t have to protect me. I’m fine. Francis was a huge mistake, but I’m fine. Go home to your college and your girlfriend and forget about me for a few years. I don’t want this, you big idiot!”

Yuri was angry and impatient, that was clear enough, but under that, Angelo thought he sensed fear as well. And he caught the use of Angel. Yuri called him that so seldom he felt he could count the times on one hand, but tonight he’d used it twice.

“It doesn’t matter what we want, does it, though? What if I say, ‘Fine, go find some perfect guy to spank and fuck you. I’ll see you in five years,’ and then you fall in love? What’re you going to do then? Break your heart and his? There’s no way waiting will make things better, or easier. I can’t… be everything you need and you’re not what I want, either, but I can do my best to try. If it means I have to learn to kiss you, then I’ll learn to kiss you, but damn it, princess, I’m not going to let anyone hurt you like this anymore.”

Yuri crossed his arms over his chest. “I don’t believe you. I don’t think you have the stomach for it.”

Part of Angelo knew he was being goaded but he didn’t care. He cupped Yuri’s face and looked into eyes that were panicky, but something else as well. Yuri’s gaze felt like it could bore holes into his soul. “Relax, princess. I can’t do this if you won’t relax.”

“Fuck me,” Yuri said. “This isn’t real. And I didn’t mean that literally. Don’t get your straight-boy hopes up.”

“I wouldn’t dream of it,” Angelo said, leaning closer to whisper in Yuri’s ear. He dropped a light, experimental kiss on the side of Yuri’s jaw. Under his fingers, the prince shuddered.

There. That hadn’t been so bad. This would be easier than Angelo had thought. With his cupped hands, he positioned Yuri’s face exactly where he wanted it, then kissed him. It was… unexpected. It wasn’t at all the disgusting thing he’d thought it might be. This he could definitely do. Everything would be fine. And just to prove it, he kissed Yuri again. And again. And again. Because practice made perfect.

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About the Author

Lynn Van Dorn was born in Ohio and left it for the wilds of Chicago in her reckless youth. She wanted to become a fairy princess when she grew up, but since there are few openings for that position, she makes do with being a writer.

In her spare time, she drinks entirely too much tea, snugs her cats, loves her husband and son, reads voraciously, and avoids housework. She loves to watch anime, travel, knit, bake cookies, and conjure up happy every afters for handsome men who have trouble getting there on their own.

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A sweet romance between two utterly delightful characters

1653826373Out on the Serve by Lane Hayes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That was such a sweet romance between two utterly delightful characters whose personalities bounced off the page.

I loved both Elliot and Braden, I loved their friends (shout outs to some of the characters from earlier books in the series which I always appreciate!) and I liked that there wasn’t really any overly dramatic angsting.

There’s some drama, but it’s caused by external forces rather than either of the two guys, and it’s all cleared up by them talking to each other – which I massively appreciate in any romance 😉

Lane is so good at writing these college age men, she gets into their heads perfectly imho and you can feel them just on the brink of full adulthood and moving into their next stage of life with confidence and a little bit of trepidation.

Falling in love on top of that is just the icing on the cake and while these guys are younger, I never feel like their love couldn’t be for a lifetime.

Another cracking good addition to the series.

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

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Release Blitz: Better Have Heart by Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday

Better Have Heart | Andy Gallo & Anyta Sunday

Harrison Campus #2

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Release Date: July 1, 2020

Length: 60,944 words

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They hate everything about each other, so why do they harmonize so well?

Isaiah Nettles wants a chance. A chance to help his family.

The prestigious Gage Scholarship will secure his future. He needs this.

The competition might be hot, but Darren Gage is a golden child.

No way will Isaiah let an entitled rich kid be handed the award.

But what if Darren is more than an entitled rich kid?

Darren Gage wants to be seen. Seen as more than just his name.

The Gage Scholarship will let him shine. He needs this.

Sure, Isaiah is insanely sexy—and right to stand up for himself—but he is the competition.

No way will Darren let just anyone take his legacy.

But what if Isaiah isn’t just anyone?

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Isaiah could have laughed. Of course.

Like a king, Darren came to the meeting like he’d rolled out of bed from a good fuck. Cheeks bright, hair damp and teased at the ends, gait relaxed like he was well and truly spent.

It was infuriating on many levels. Like the way President Jenkins didn’t bat an eye and said, “on time.”

Christ.

On time was Isaiah missing his modern jazz performance class, putting on a suit, and walking through the ninety-plus degree heat to get here before the mentors.

On time was turning down a paid yoga session because they had scheduled two hours for this meeting.

On time was ignoring the call from his mom ten minutes before the meeting because Jenkins had delivered him a look.

He glanced at Darren again.

Yeah, Darren coming in like that was infuriating, all right. Especially how Isaiah’s traitorous body responded every time their gazes clashed.

So, Darren might be hot. Okay, insanely hot. But beneath all that, Isaiah was looking at an aristocratic charmer. The type of man who knew all the right names to drop to get his way.

There was a certain amount of jealousy in that assessment, sure, but his frustration stemmed from something deeper than that. It stemmed from the gnawing worry in his gut.

Winning for him meant being that much closer to giving mom a break from two jobs just to keep a roof over her and his siblings’ heads.

For that to happen, he needed a chance. A level playing field. Not Darren waltzing in with a smile to make the judges swoon.

About The Authors

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Andy Gallo prefers mountains over the beach, coffee over tea, and regardless if you shake it or stir it, he isn’t drinking a martini. He remembers his “good old days” as filled with mullets, disco music, too-short shorts, and too-high socks. Thanks to good shredders and a lack of social media, there is no proof he ever descended into any of those evils.

Andy does not write about personal experiences and no living or deceased ex-boyfriends appear on the pages of his stories. He might subconsciously infuse his characters with some of their less noble qualities, but that is entirely coincidental even if their names are the same. And while Andy leaves the hard sci-fi/fantasy for his alter ego, Andrew, in his mind a touch of the supernatural never derailed a good relationship.

Married and living his own happy every after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories. He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days raising their daughter and rubbing elbows with other parents.

Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child.

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A bit about me: I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love. Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, and Thai.

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To celebrate the release of Book 2 in the Harrison Campus series – BETTER HAVE HEART – Andy Gallo and Anyta Sunday are giving away 3 e-copies of Better Have Heart!

Must be 18 years old to enter and win; open internationally.

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