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Release Blitz: Extraordinary Things by Beth Bolden

Extraordinary Things | Beth Bolden

Star Shadow #4

RELEASE BLITZ EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood Designs

Heat Rating: 3 flames

Length: 50,000 words

Release Date: June 26, 2020

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Blurb

Leo and Caleb have been through hell—addiction, destruction, and even a five year separation—but they’ve come through on the other side with their love stronger than ever.

Caleb knows he’s earned Leo’s forgiveness. He wants to believe he deserves it, but just when Leo needs him more than ever, a voice in his head insists that maybe he doesn’t. It’s so loud, he can’t block it out. So loud, he’d do anything to silence it.

Including risking everything he and Leo, and the rest of Star Shadow, have built together.

Extraordinary Things is a continuation of Leo and Caleb’s love story from Terrible Things.

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Excerpt

“If you don’t want to buy another house, you just need to tell me,” Leo said, and then wiggled out of Caleb’s grasp, walking over to their big oversized walk-in closet. “Then I’ll tell the realtor,” he said, his voice muffled. “But I feel stupid going to look at all these great places, when you end up hating all of them.”

“I don’t hate them,” Caleb said quietly. That was true. He didn’t hate them. There wasn’t even anything really wrong with them, but there was this voice that kept telling him it was a mistake to move. A mistake to buy a new house, even though they had enough cash they could buy ten houses. “I just like this one.”

“I do too.” Leo walked out of the closet, wearing only a pair of skintight briefs, leaving nothing to the imagination and sending Caleb’s pulse through the stratosphere. His voice and expression had softened, and Caleb thought if he kissed Leo, he wouldn’t push him away. Not now. “I just wouldn’t mind having some additional space.”

“Maybe,” Caleb said, clearing his throat as he began to unbutton his own shirt, “maybe we could look into an addition.”

Leo gave him a soft, chiding look, like he could see right through Caleb, straight into him, into all those ugly places that he tried to hide, and tried to hide from. “Maybe,” he said. Even though they both knew perfectly well that there was no extra room on their small, beachfront lot for an addition. If they wanted a bigger house, they would need to buy one. But for right now, Leo seemed to have let the problem go, and so Caleb decided that now when they had so much to celebrate, what was the point of continuing to argue about it? They’d figure it out—someday, anyway, Caleb reasoned.

“Hey,” Caleb said, shucking his shirt and reaching for Leo again, his hands sliding up his soft curves, reveling in the way his skin felt against his hands. “Hey, let’s go to bed.”

Leo gave him a sly, lopsided smile, reaching up and intertwining his fingers through his curls, pulling Caleb down so their lips were nearly touching. “And what do you think I was trying to do, this whole damn time?”

“Torture me?”

“Maybe just a little,” Leo acknowledged, raising himself up so their eyes were nearly level. That deep, endless blue was something that Caleb had gotten lost in for the first time at the age of sixteen, and he’d never ever gotten over it—and the truth was, he never ever wanted to. Leo was as much a part of him as his red hair or his too-big hands or his mediocre ability to play the bass. Even when they’d been separated, and it had been years since he’d seen Leo, there’d always been a part of him yearning to be with him again, to feel that hot wild blue gaze wash over him, calming and exciting him, somehow all at the same time.

“I love you,” Caleb said, even though the words didn’t feel like enough to possibly explain the feelings surging through him. Love and lust and tenderness and winding through all of that, a golden thread of abject gratitude.

Leo was the toughest person Caleb knew—the most relentless, and possibly the least forgiving person on the planet. So if he’d forgiven Caleb, and they’d moved on, that must mean Caleb deserved that forgiveness.

“You look,” Leo said thoughtfully, tapping a finger on Caleb’s bottom lip, “you look like you’re not thinking of what you should be thinking about.”

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About the Author

A lifelong Oregonian, Beth Bolden has just recently moved to North Carolina with her supportive husband and their sweet kitten, Earl Grey. Beth still believes in Keeping Portland Weird, and intends to be just as weird in Raleigh.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. She’s published eighteen novels and six novellas.

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A rollercoaster of a ride in this third part of the Auctioned series

44074286._SY475_Deserted by Cara Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a rollercoaster of a ride.

This series by Cara Dee keeps the reader on the edge of a thrilling narrative constantly and there’s hardly time to take a breath before it shoots off again.

Here we’re back in Gray’s head as he continues to run away from the well-meaning people at home and the guy who rescued him from Hell.

I’m not going into any plot details, suffice it to say, the tension grips from start to finish, with hardly a chance to relax as Gray sets off to keep his promise to his dead friend.

But it’s not all bleak, the connections which are formed in this book warmed my heart and Gray and Dare’s relationship is as scorching hot as ever with some truly beautiful emotional vulnerability.

I can’t wait to see where it goes in book four!

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

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Release Blitz: Gage by JJ Harper

Gage | JJ Harper

The Redemption series #2

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Release day: February 7, 2019

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Blurb

Gage is happy, happier than he thought possible.

He has Wolff Mannheim, the man he has always loved, even when he hated him, back by his side and in his bed. He is confident that their relationship can only grow stronger as they continue to rediscover each other.

When a letter appears after twelve years of silence from the family that disowned him and cast him out, he has Wolff to lean on. The contents of the letter have left Gage reeling but also have him reuniting with his estranged sister. When the shocks keep coming, it forces Gage back to his family home—a place he never thought he would return to. At least, this time, he has Wolff by his side as well as his sister.

As Gage faces the man who threw him carelessly away, he proves himself to be the better man, a stronger man, than the one forced away so many years earlier. With all his demons put to rest, can Gage live his life with his one true love?

This is book two in the Redemption Series and follows on immediately from Wolff, book #1. While it can be read as a standalone, it’s best enjoyed reading in order. Contains some very steamy man-on-man loving and is advised for 18+ only.

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Excerpt

Gage

“Thanks.” I reach up to take the glass of wine from Banner.

“I think it’s safe to say this has been an unexpected weekend.” Banner leans back on his sofa, bringing his feet up to rest on the large, cluttered, square wooden coffee table.

I let out a dry chuckle and take a sip of the ruby-red wine. “You could say that. I sure wasn’t expecting this.”

“But it’s good, right? Does he mind that you don’t bottom? He looks all toppy and everything.” He grins. Then his mouth drops open in surprise. “You let him? Fuck, Gage, this is huge.”

“It felt fucking huge. I’ll tell you that.” I can’t help the bubble of laughter bursting out.

“That’s not what I meant, and you know it. Why though? Did he insist?”

“Don’t be stupid, Banner. I’m not going to go into it. All I say is I wanted to. It felt right. It also felt amazing, but that’s all you’re getting from me. Now, let’s talk about you and that delicious man you found. He’s very like―” My sentence gets cut short.

“Don’t say it. He’s nothing like him.” Banner’s eyes narrow as he snaps at me.

“Fine. I won’t say it. He seems a good guy. Are you going to see him again, or is it another cute guy you unnecessarily push away?”

“Don’t start, Gage. And yes, we do plan to get together again. We’re going for dinner on Wednesday.”

“That’s good. I’m glad to here it. You deserve a good guy, Banner.”

“I know. I’m such a catch! Jasper is a really nice guy, and he’s hot as fuck in bed. I want to keep seeing him. There you go. That’s my weekend documented. Where are you two going now? Is work going to be a problem?”

“Work will be fine. We don’t work directly together. He doesn’t have to answer to me, and I’m caught up with a lot more of the company as a whole, now I’m a partner. We don’t have a non-frat policy. Can’t really, not with Alexander and Dorian being together.” I can’t keep the grin off my face. “I’m really fucking happy.” I laugh.

Our Chinese takeaway arrives, and we move on to more mundane conversations and trash TV bingeing until it’s time for me to get home.

“I’ll call you tomorrow.” I grab my coat and open the door. The cab driver has beeped once I’m giving him the opportunity to bump up the fare because he’s pissed off with me.

When I’m in the cab, I check my phone and see that Wolff has messaged me earlier. I’m not going to be guy who spends all night on his phone ignoring his company.

Wolff: I hate you. My bed smells of you.

I smile and tap off a reply.

Me: No, you don’t. You love me and have been wrapped around my pillow! 😉

Wolff: I’m not answering that.

He’s quick to reply, making me smile. He must have his phone close by.

Wolff: Are you still at Banner’s?

Me: No, I’m in a cab. I’m ready to get to my bed.

Me: Someone tired me out this afternoon.

Wolff: You didn’t complain. Call me when you get home.

Me: True, I don’t think I ever will. Okay, I’ll be back in ten.

About the Author

You will normally find her in the living room—typing away—with her dog, Maud. As a hopeless romantic, JJ dives into her stories, always falling in love with her men, making sure they get the happy ever after they deserve, even if they do have to work hard for it.

As a bona fide bookaholic, coffee-addicted, wine-drinking and swear-like-a-sailor type of girl, she has yet to work out how to act her age!! LOL. And she has no intentions of growing up or growing old gracefully.

JJ lives in a small, very quiet, village in Lincolnshire, UK, with her husband and dog, and spends all day dreaming up stories full of really hot men.

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