Ed Davies’ romances just make me happy

Electric Sunshine (Brooklyn Boys, #1)Electric Sunshine by E. Davies

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ed Davies’ style of writing just makes me happy. His books are usually low in angst, drama free and just a generally all round lovely relationship with a wee bit of spice to stop them being overly sweet.

This one, the first full-length story in his new series, a spin-off from the Significant Brothers, was a delight. Ed handles the potential dramatics from having a sex worker as one of the MCs with consummate ease.

Kevin never feels like his job is there for effect only, his escorting is his way of life and, while it might not be an ideal situation, it’s one he’s chosen to manage the best he can.

I loved the meet-cute in this book, I loved Darren’s character and I’m glad to hear he will be in book two, along with Adam, our other ranch hand escapee.

Charlie was such a sweetie too, principled and straight as an arrow in character, but utterly lost at how to move on five years after his boyfriend’s death. And a big shout out to his dead boyfriend’s parents, who were awesome!

All in all, this really is a feel-good romance with some great emotional connections and, in spite of the short time frame everything takes place within, it never felt like insta love to me.

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Release Blitz: Starting Over by C. J. Baty

Starting Over | C. J. Baty

The Knights Club #1

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Cover Design: Kelly Abell @ Select-O-Grafix

Length: 25,000 words approx.

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Blurb

 

Xavier Knight was starting his life over. A new city. A new club. The past was gone, and he had everything to look forward to… except… love. That ship had sailed, never to return. He was too old to play the games or stack up the one night stands. Until an old enemy’s son walked into his club and his heart.

Sebastian Brady was through. Through with hiding who he was. Through letting his brother officers dictate his life. And completely through, with his family telling him who he was. He turned his back on his badge and his family’s heritage in the Atlanta police force. But, he never imagined that he’d be serving drinks in a gay bar and working for the hottest silver fox he had ever seen in his life.

Xavier and Seb have a lot to learn from each other. Hopefully, their growing love will survive Xavier’s past, Seb’s family, and a host of characters with secrets of their own, who all work at the Knights Club.

The Knights Club Series

Bk. 1 Starting Over September 18, 2018

Bk. 2 Letting Go October 2018

Bk. 3 Coming Out November 2018

Bk. 4 Learning Trust December 2018

Bk. 5 Deserving Forgiveness January 2019

Story Background

The Knights Club (formerly the Gentleman’s Club) first appeared in the Warfield Hotel Mysteries Series. It was owned by Stony Whitecastle and is located in Atlanta, GA. At the beginning of the Knights Club/Starting Over, Stony is selling the club to Xavier Knight. He renames the club the Knights Club and instead of a private club opens it the public. Some patrons still hold membership though.

This series involves Xavier and his crew of employees and their involvement with a local police family. We meet Sebastian Brady in Starting Over along with his dysfunctional family. Seb’s struggle with his homophobic oldest brother and the shadow of his dead father, Detective Delmonico Brady, haunts Seb as he tries to make a new life for himself.

Occasionally, a character from the Warfield Hotel series will pop up but they are not central to the storyline. Everyone who works at the Knights Club has a past and secret they are running from.

They are a mixed bag of people who have been suffered many things. The Knights Club is their home and the people who work there are their families. But, even families don’t like each other all the time…

About The Author

C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart, however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire someday. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.

She has a loving and supportive family who don’t mind fixing their own meals when she is in the middle of a story, and a network of friends who have encouraged and cheered her on in her quest of being an author.

One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is: “You are never too old to follow your dream!”

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Book Blitz: Sugar Fighter by Charity Parkerson

Sugar Fighter |  Charity Parkerson

Sugar Daddies #1

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Length: 50 pages

Cover Design: Charity Parkerson

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Blurb

Zeke is the older man. The richer man. The man who plans to give Korey the world.

As MMA’s Light Heavyweight champion, Zeke’s million-dollar matches and multi-million-dollar sponsorships have given him the freedom to do whatever he likes. It pleases him to spoil Korey. Before Zeke’s best friend Charlie was deployed two years ago, he made Zeke swear he’d care for his brother Korey if anything happened to him.

When Charlie is killed by a roadside bomb, Zeke takes the young college student in, determined to give him everything he requires to succeed. He never expects to end up hoping he can keep Korey under more than his roof. He needs Korey beneath him.

If Korey had been in his right mind after Charlie’s death, he would’ve turned down Zeke’s offer. By the time he realizes his mistake, he’s already addicted to Zeke’s powerful presence.

He never meant to end up dependent on the man’s smiles and hot glances. The money, Korey could live without. The man has him hooked. There’s only one problem—neither man wants to cross the line from friends to lovers, ruining what they have.

Sugar Fighter is a short introduction to a new series by Charity Parkerson, Sugar Daddies.

This series will feature male/male May/December romances where the men are hot, rich, naughty, and don’t like to be told no.

Sugar Daddies Series

Book #2 – Sugar Boss – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #3 – Sugar Bear – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #4 – Sugar Tycoon – Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Book #5 – Sugar Dom – Amazon US | Amazon UK – Out September 24

Book #6 – Sugar Bastard – Amazon US | Amazon UK – Out October 8

Author Bio

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with several companies. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

* Seven-time Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2015 Passionate Plume Award Finalist
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

Connect with her online:

Website: charityparkerson.com
Facebook: facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson
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Twitter: twitter.com/CharityParkerso

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Great intro to this new series from C. J. Baty

Copy of Copy of STARTING OVER Final CoverStarting Over by C.J. Baty

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is quite short but pretty full of detail.

It’s a really nice May to December romance between an older guy who’s looking to start over with his new club and a cop who’s sick of the homophobia he encounters from his family and his fellow officers.

There’s not much angst, it’s medium steam but both Xavier and Seb were nicely drawn characters and their on page chemistry came across well.

There’s also a whole host of other fascinating secondary characters in and around the club which will make up the other novels in the series.

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

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Quirky mystery suspense romance from Amy

TheHeightseBookThe Heights by Amy Aislin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, this book. I have thoughts, lots of thoughts but mostly I really loved the whole premise of the plot and I think that element was carried out perfectly.

Now, my other major thought is that, due to the vast majority of the romantic elements – including the smexy times which help to build up an emotional connection between the characters and the reader – happening mostly off page or fading to black, I wasn’t as invested in Nat and Quinn as a pairing as much as I was with their individual story arcs.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved them together, I’d have just liked to have seen more of them together and I don’t necessarily mean steamy erotica, but just more of the emotions that come through physical intimacy.

But, the main plot itself, about dealing with loss and guilt and the idea of what makes a family, was mostly well done, with the exception of Quinn’s real parents.

It may be, as this is a new series, that this element is continued on in future books, but I did feel something was missing there.

Overall, this book was a success for me and I liked that it wasn’t a traditional romance or a traditional suspense/mystery but married the two together.

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A stunning return to the political romance world of Tal Bauer

Ascendent (Executive Power)Ascendent by Tal Bauer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tal Bauer made me cry with this book. Sasha is absolutely one of my favourite characters ever and this book is his story.

It’s his journey from being a broken shell of a man who never expected to survive his heroic flight into the Arctic Circle during the Executive Office series, to being whole again.

It’s also not what I was expected when I started to read this book. It’s a deep spiritual journey too, exploring the culture and history of an element of the Russian people that I knew nothing about before reading Tal’s brilliant political romance series.

Sasha’s journey is heartbreaking and also healing, his soul is shredded before he undertakes a most incredible spiritual exploration of his fears and gains understanding.

This book was not what I expected, but it was so much more and I can’t wait to see where the series goes next.

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This new pairing is everything! Loved Hailey’s new urban fantasy opener

Soulbound-1A Ferry of Bones & Gold by Hailey Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whisper it quietly but I think Hailey’s written another amazing pair of lovers who might have just kicked Alexei and Sean to the curb in my list of favourites (but please don’t let the Russian pyrotechnic know okay?!).

I am absolutely head over heels for Patrick and Jono, both individually and as a partnership.

Patrick is everything I love in a flawed hero, both metaphorically and literally as his magic has been damaged beyond repair when first we meet him.

Jono is a British boy, and every time he spoke, visions of North Laandon (that’s the accent I hear) fluttered through my head, bringing with them the sounds of the city.

The world building in this book is beyond brilliant, the mythology of the Greek Pantheon is seamlessly merged with that of the Norse Gods, and with the folklore of West African, Egyptian and European cultures.

In terms of the plot, it’s fast-paced, complex, at times sets the heart racing and at others makes you melt and at the centre is a new group of characters I know I’m going to love just as desperately as the Alpha Team in Hailey’s Metahuman Files series.

I’m not giving away anything plotwise because I’m not spoiling it, but this is everything I want in the opener of a new series. The romance is present but doesn’t overtake the urban fantasy, and the fantasy is firmly rooted into the “real world”.

There’s good guys to root for and bad guys you want to see wiped off the face of the Earth and a bunch of brilliant secondary characters I want to know more about.

Now, I know this book isn’t even out yet, but when can I have the rest please?!

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All fangirling is my own work because I am such a mythology nerd.

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