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Heph and Ant are both cinnamon buns deserving of love

Fireforged coverFireforged by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I’m so glad these two are back in their modern mythology universe and this series in particular.

I loved book one, in which the ultimate douchebag Hermes went a long way to restoring his reputation as something other than a flakey flyboy.

Here we get the goods on Hephaestus, God of the Forge, the ultimate blacksmith and generally put-upon guy who’s been deliberately used and abused by all his Olympian relatives since day one.

With a wee bit of poetic license, the authors have taken one of the lesser-known Erotes (a collective of winged gods associated with love and sexual intercourse), Eros’ brother Anteros, God of Requited Love, and given him the spotlight and I’m so here for it.

The poor lad gets mistaken for his brother often so I was super excited when it became clear he was going to be the one at the heart of this story.

Essentially it continues on from the events of the first book, with the Titans still roaming free and Chronos determined to overthrow his disobedient children.

The romance is a gentle one, Anteros doesn’t expect to find a gentle giant, who he believes is the most handsome man he’s ever seen, scars and all, when he’s sent to find out which side Hephaestus will take.

And Heph, he’s so used to being screwed over by anyone from Olympus that it takes time for his barriers to fall.

I wasn’t expecting the way the story takes a turn here, the Titan who gets his just desserts isn’t who I thought it would be, but it’s all the more satisfying for it.

Anteros and Hephaestus are a sweet pair, both looking to find someone with who they can be both the caregiver and also the receiver of love and devotion.

As they spend more time together, each one brings a comfort to the other that draws them closer and when danger threatens, Heph’s support of Anteros’ desire to stay and fight is the catalyst which spills them over into love.

With surprising twists, Sam and W.M. take this middle book and move the plot on with ease, building up to the big confrontation that’s going to come next in Ares’ book.

I can’t wait to see who he’s going be falling for!

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

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Audio Tour: Spring Strings by Lily Morton

Spring Strings | Lily Morton

Narrated by Joel Leslie

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Release Date: November 30th, 2022

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Malachi Booth is a supermodel. He’s used to moving about the world, sleeping with whoever takes his fancy and watching the money roll in. The last place he expects to find himself is on a run-down farm in Cornwall, but a bad bout of bronchitis means that he’s stuck there. The only compensation for this dismal state of affairs is that the farmer is very good looking, even if he’s the grumpiest person that Malachi has ever met.

Cadan Landry’s farm has been in his family for hundreds of years but that doesn’t make it any easier to make ends meet. As a consequence, Cadan could be called grumpy. Most men would consider a supermodel collapsing at their feet while dressed in the skimpiest pair of briefs ever made to be a sign of good fortune. Cadan just resents the fact that the young man is taking up space in his cow field.

These two men are from different worlds, but can they ever meet in the middle?

From bestselling author Lily Morton comes a novella about snarky models, misconceptions, and finding a home in the most unlikely of places.

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“There’s no need for a hospital. It isn’t pneumonia yet, and I’ve given him something to make him sleep. I’ll also give you a prescription for some very strong antibiotics. He needs plenty of sleep and taking care of. He’s very run down.” He huffs and pats his big belly. “Damn good job I wasn’t a model. I’d have collapsed if I was as thin as that lad in there.”

I try hard to repress the image of Doctor Samuels modelling the very tiny underpants that the model called Malachi was wearing. “And surely he’ll get that care in a hospital,” I say with emphasis.

He shakes his head. “Cadan, I’m not sending him to hospital. He needs rest and then fresh air and feeding up.”

“Have you somehow got mixed up and forgotten that I run a farm and not Champneys health spa? I can’t have him here. I’ve got too much to do.”

A look of disappointment crosses his face, and I resist the impulse to shuffle from one leg to the other like I’m once again the child he used to see and give lollipops to. “Cadan, your mother would have a fit if she heard about your lack of hospitality. We look after our own in Cornwall.”

“But he isn’t our own,” I argue. “He’s somebody else’s own. I don’t know whose. Maybe Yves Saint Laurent.”

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About the Author

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Lily is a bestselling gay romance author. She writes love stories filled with heat and humour.

She lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she got her Kindle.

Lily has spent her life with her head full of daydreams, and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else would she get to spend her time with hot and funny men?

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys.

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Release Blitz: To Trust and To Touch by Vivi Anne Hunt

To Trust and To Touch | Vivi Anne Hunt

Release Date: December 13th, 2022


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You can watch, but you can’t touch.

Alex performs at the infamous adult club, Kink World. He’s only in it for the money, and he has one rule: no touching. He doesn’t trust anybody that much.

However, a chance encounter with a man who is the very epitome of the word safe may change all that. A man who runs a charity for abandoned queer kids, who has a five-year-old daughter, and who is unlike anyone Alex has ever met.

After years of focusing on raising his daughter and running his charity, Sigh’s status quo is shaken up when he meets a man covered in vine tattoos outside his brother’s club. The young man stirs a longing he has ignored for far too long. However, he seems unwilling to let anybody in, so Sigh faces an insurmountable challenge to overcome these barriers and find some way to connect.

Will Alex ever let someone touch him? Will Sigh find somebody to fill the emptiness? Will the men find a way to heal together?

Trigger warnings: SA (off page), PTSD, unaliving, mental health, therapy

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It’s Wednesday, my night at Kink World, and I’m running late. I have to speed my bike through a couple of intersections, but I come out unscathed. I could die about a dozen ways riding like this. I know it won’t be that easy, though. When I go, it won’t be soon and it won’t be easy. It’s someone else, who is lucky. I’ve never been lucky in my fucking life.

I almost crash into the building’s entrance, regain my balance, and tie the bike to a nearby rack. Quick as lightning, I sprint to the entrance and knock three times. A small window opens. “Pass?”

I roll my eyes. “It’s me, Frank, open up.”

The window closes and the big gate opens, revealing a smirking individual. “Oh, you’re still with us, are you, Shade?”

Shade is my pseudonym at Kink World. My stage name, if you will.

“As long as there are greedy, horny fuckers in the world, I’ll always be employed, my friend.”

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About The Author

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Vivi Anne Hunt writes steamy m/m romance books about men who love and protect each other fiercely. She’s a big fan of age difference and hurt/comfort, so you will often find those elements in her books.

As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she advocates for more diverse representation in books. As a proud self-published author, she supports the indie author community however she can.

Vivi lives with her cat and her bossy muse. You can find her tweeting obsessively @ViviAnneHunt. Come say hi.

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