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Cover Reveal: Unwritten by J.R. Gray

Unwritten | J.R. Gray

Unscripted #3

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Publisher: Graybooks

Release Date: October 8th, 2020

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55282423-unwritten

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Blurb

Success was lonely.

I would have killed for the ability to use a hookup app or go out to a bar and meet someone but my life wasn’t my own. I belonged to the fans and the media. I should have been on top of the world but I was suffocated by fame.

I’d almost resigned myself to virginity forever and the impossibility of finding a relationship, until I met the most beautiful man I’d ever laid eyes on and hope sparked again, but in a cruel twist of fate, he was the only person forbidden to me: My director.

Twenty years older, and seemingly interested too, now I had four months to work with him while trying to keep my hands to myself or one of us would lose our job.

The temptation was going to kill me.

Unwritten is a slow burn, May-December with low angst and a dog that’s in charge. This book can be read as a standalone.

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Excerpt

“What’s taking so long?”

“Maybe if we’d been able to get out of the door on time we’d be ahead of schedule not behind like I wanted.”

“It’s not my fault Alfred had a difficult day.” I laid my head against the headrest and turned to stare at the crowd behind a set of barricades, a line of police between me and them. My breath caught in my chest.

“I think it is your fault.”

I pushed the crowd out of my mind trying to focus on what Finley was saying.

“Alfred is part of the family.”

“A part of the family who makes you late for all your call times,” Finley said exacerbated. We’d had this conversation so many times our parts were pre-written.

Alfred was in charge and neither he nor I was changing it.

“I had to say goodbye to him.”

“Did you?” He looked at me in the rearview mirror.

“And have him pout while I’m trying to work tomorrow? Do you want to deal with him all day?”

“I think we need to have an intervention with you and your dog.” Finley loved to rag me. He’d been my bodyguard since ‘the incident’ when the studio insisted that I have one. We’d become fast friends.

“Ha. Ha. Ha. Guess who’s going to be walking Alfred when my dog walker quits again?”

“I told you we will never go back to those dark two months.” He did the sign of the cross.

About the Author

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Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.

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DJ brings another cracking fake relationship to life

Faking A GroomFaking a Groom by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another enjoyable entry in this series from DJ which all centres around the idea of fake marriages.

Here it’s a fake fiance, used as a means to try and encourage a state senator to do the right thing when it comes to legislation which would harm his closeted gay son.

It’s also a second chances romance, as Avery and Rory rekindle feelings they had as teenagers at boarding school.

What I liked best about this book though, is that it plays around with ideals of masculinity, of what makes someone not only look masculine, but feel it.

Avery is an All-American hero on the outside, with his golden good looks, but he’s yearning for more.

Rory, by contrast, is a powerhouse of self-confidence, in his job, his sexuality, and his own value.

I loved how the narrative took these men on deeply personal journeys as well as the political minefields they had to navigate.

We also get to drop in with Caleb and Julien, who are still totally loved up on Bliss Island.

Rory’s family were also awesome and their acceptance of Avery went a long way in helping him to deal with his toxic internalised fears.

The narrative does drag a little towards the end, but I totally understood why it went that way, I think I was just getting a bit impatient to have Avery’s dad hung out to dry by then!

A great romance with a nice element of mild lingerie kink which spiced things up wonderfully.

I’m eager to see where the series goes next as there’s a fair few available options.

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

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Audio Tour: Blue Moon: Too Good to Be True by A.E. Via

Blue Moon: Too Good to Be True | A.E. Via

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Listening Length: 8 hrs and 32 min

Narrator: Tim Paige

Publisher: Tantor

Audio Release Date: August 25th, 2020

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/BlueMoonI

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Blurb

Angel DeLucca is one of the most sought after gay bachelors in Virginia Beach. He’s smart, successful, lethal, and more than anything he’s drop dead gorgeous. When a one night hook-up goes terribly wrong, Angel comes into contact with the breathtaking Maximus “Max” Strong.

Max is a firefighter for the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Max is beautiful, charming, and also very straight. One meeting with the mysteriously sexy Angel DeLucca and a whiff of that silky, jet black hair, Max finds himself questioning everything he’s known to be true about himself. Max tries desperately to understand the new feelings he has for another man and turns to his gay, older brother…Ryker.

Ryker has always been Max’s protector and his guide their entire lives, which has left him feeling uncared for and alone to handle his own life’s problems. Ryker craves to be taken care of, he craves the attention and praise of a Master. No one knows the dark desires within him until Angel’s Chief of Security, Sebastian “Bass” Bagatelli, shatters that secret with their first intense encounter.

Contains mature themes.

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Excerpt

Angel stood motionless, enjoying their contact, still in a protective stance in front of Max, when he felt that hot breath wonderfully caress his ear again. Max pressed his mouth firmer against his ear this time, making him unconsciously tilt his head to give Max a little more access. Angel felt the curve of Max’s smile against the side of his neck, and…wait! Holy shit. This can’t be this easy. Angel unmistakably felt Max’s erection pressed delectably against his ass.

“Well, are you going to grab him or should I?” Max’s deep voice penetrated his erotic haze. Angel looked up and noticed the fallen robber searching for his firearm under the booth.

“I got him,” Angel growled. He took quick, determined steps toward the man, kicking bar chairs out of his way and grabbing the man with both hands by the collar, slinging him into the nearest booth. The man went flying into the seat like he weighed twenty pounds and Angel never even broke a sweat. “Be quiet and stay there if you value your life,” Angel said calmly, pinning the man to the wall with a fire hot gaze that said I’m fucking serious.

Angel spun around, his braid swinging over his left shoulder as he heard Max tell the bartender to calm himself down and dial 911, everything was over now. Some of the bar patrons were rising from their hideouts and applauding them.

Max turned back toward him and they locked eyes, feeling that click again. Max came to stand in front of him. His firm chest was outlined through his tight Seventeenth Street Surf Shop threadbare T-shirt. Max wasn’t overly muscular and he had a little less definition in his mid-section, but he was still extremely handsome. Angel dropped his gaze and watched Max’s slow hand inch toward him. Max stroked Angel’s braid as gently as a newborn baby’s face before carefully moving it back over Angel’s shoulder.

“I guess we make a pretty good team…Maximus.” Angel rolled that name off his tongue the way he knew Max liked it.

Angel watched the man shiver.

“That remains to be seen.” He winked at Angel.

About the Author

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A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for six years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay literature for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great, new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her.

Writing.

A.E.’s novels embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths. She’s recently celebrated her 20th book anniversary, and is well-known for her hardcore, love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peek at upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.

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