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Release Blitz: HALO by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

HALO | Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Fallen Angel #1

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An MM Rock Romance

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 Blurb

Massive world tours. Over a hundred million albums sold. Groupies galore.

Every day is a party for Viper and the guys of TBD, the biggest rock band in the world. But it all comes to a screeching halt when the lead singer walks out of the studio one day and never comes back.

Ear-blistering vocals. Butchered lyrics. Fame chasers.

After months of lackluster auditions, Viper, the lead guitarist and resident bad boy of the group, is ready to find solace in the bottom of a bottle. Time’s running out and the pressure’s on to find a new singer, but it isn’t until an angel walks through the door that the band’s prayers are answered.

Charismatic. Talented. Magic behind the mic. Halo is everything they’ve been looking for.

With a voice to match his stunning good looks, it isn’t long before Viper’s taking notice. But there are several reasons this is a bad idea:

  1. Interpersonal relationships in the band are discouraged
  2. Viper has already broken rule #1—big mistake
  3. Halo is straight

Too bad Viper’s body isn’t listening to his head—at least not the one on his shoulders. But you can’t fake chemistry, not onstage and certainly not off it, and Viper and Halo? They have it in spades.

As both men try to resist the fire blazing between them, and the band is forced to reinvent themselves, it’ll be a complicated rise back to the top. But from the ashes of what was, something beautiful is born. Something better. And when the world finally sees Halo stretch his wings, they’ll discover what it’s like to fall for an angel.

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BOOK ONE OF THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES

A ROCK ROMANCE

HALO on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43900158-halo

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Best one in the series for me – and seriously hot!

Rapid ResponseRapid Response by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Without a doubt the best one for me in this series and some of the hottest writing that I’ve read from DJ Jamison.

Everything about this book worked for me, from the detail put into the way Jase introduced Sean to the joys of sexual activity with a man, to the slow awakening of Sean’s desires and his acceptance of his own sexuality – even if he never was able to put a label on it, he knew he loved Jase.

The dynamic in the bedroom, in the power exchange and the “not quite” full on submissive nature Sean exhibited and Jase took the time to nurture worked.

The setting worked, the tensions worked, there was no unnecessary melodrama, no unneeded angst, the relationship development just provided enough of its own complications without the book having extras added.

Loved this one a lot, even if it did leave one little element unanswered for now. This whole series has, in the majority, been an enjoyable read from start to finish and I hope Davina does return to it in the future.

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

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Ed Davies hits the right notes again

Live Wire (Brooklyn Boys, #2)Live Wire by E. Davies

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just like book one in this series, Live Wire promises a well-written romance and delivers it in spades.

Ed Davies always brings the right mix of sexy and sweet and adds a touch of humour and low angst to his narratives and here we get Adam’s story as he learns to step out into the wider world once he accepts he is bisexual.

We first met Adam back in the Significant Brothers series, when he basically failed to show up for work regularly at the dude ranch. He also appears in book one of this series, where the reader gets a different glimpse into the real Adam

But here is where he shines, a kind and generous heart hidden inside a gruff outer package and he was the perfect partner for Darren.

I loved both of these characters, Darren’s also not quite the image he projected in Kev and Charlie’s book. He’s been a bit bruised by life and Adam offers him a lifetime of happiness if he gets his head round the fact he deserves it.

There’s lots of really funny bits in this, especially when they’re on the cruise, but there’s lots of emotions too as the two men stumble into a real relationship from their fake dating.

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

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Beautiful and quite sweet love story

What It SeemsWhat It Seems by Sydney Blackburn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a beautiful and sweet love story this is and quite different in style to the majority I’ve read.

Michael’s pretty sure he’s straight until he discovers the gorgeous dancer he’s been holding a torch for is actually a man. Darcy’s never been sexually attracted to anyone, male or female, but as he and Michael spend more and more time together, he realises that he’s not as indifferent as he thought.

The whole story is a gently told exploration of the complexities of sexual orientation and sexual attraction and it’s carried out with a lot of consideration.

I’ve not read this author before but I really enjoyed this short novella in which two young men find love in an unexpected place.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Review Tour: Pretty In Pink by Jay Northcote

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Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Length: 58,000 words approx

Housemates Series

Book #1 – Helping Hand
Book #2 – Like A Lover 
 Blurb
  

Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy–and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.

Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes–normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.

Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.

Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest–first with themselves, and then with each other.

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

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February 21 – Gay Book Reviews, Mikku-chan, Lelyana’s Book Blog, My Fiction Nook, Xtreme Delusions, Au Boudoir Ecarlate, Bonkers About Books

February 26 – Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter, Millsy Loves Books, A Polished Reader, V’s Reads

March 2 – Mainley Stories, Unquietly Me, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

March 5 – Sarandpity, The Geekery Book Review, BooksLaidBareBoys

March 7 – OMG Reads, Making It Happen, Book Lovers 4Ever, Wicked Reads

March 9 – Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, A Book Lover’s Dream, Padme’s Library, Bayou Book Junkie, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews, Valerie Ullmer, My Book Filled Life

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Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.

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Lots to like in this latest from the Heathens Ink series

Unraveled CoverUnraveled by K.M. Neuhold

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5*

Lots to like in this latest edition to the Heathens Ink series from KM Neuhold not least of which was the care given to Max and his unassuming acceptance of Clay and all his anxieties and his kinks.

The sexual realisation aspect of Max becoming attuned to his attraction to Clay and his bisexuality was also handled very well and with sensitivity. I truly believed Max’s awakening and his dawning awareness that he’d been in love with Clay for a long time without realising he was also attracted to him sexually.

I loved the Shibari, Clay’s need for it was well expressed and Max’s desire once he saw the ropes and twigged on to what they were for, and their first experience together was beautifully written.

The only thing which stopped me rating it higher was Clay’s martyr complex! For various reasons, there is a complication to their relationship which I won’t spoil, but the angsty because of Clay’s anxieties – which I accept were totally a real thing – just maybe went on a tad too long for me.

Eventually though there is a glorious ending and a really lovely Epilogue which pulls all the narrative back together and gave me a nice happy smile.

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

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Adorable romance is the latest in Ed Davies’ Significant Brothers

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is adorable. I think Roman and Oscar are still my faves but Dustin and Leo came close.

There’s very little conflict in this, just Leo’s dawning realisation that he’s attracted to Dustin and feels more for him than He’s felt for any woman he’s dated in the past.

His gradual admittance that he’s bisexual is done without any dramady, he’s not conflicted over his feelings, just worried he won’t live up to Dustin’s previous experiences.

But Dustin has more awareness than that, he’s beginning to come out of his own shell, a little bit self imposed and a lot to do with how the Significant Brothers are so protective of him.

It’s lovely to watch him grow in confidence as his relationship with Leo progresses and this is just all round a really sweet romance with a wee bit of spice in the ‘bedroom’ (not always in the bedroom though 😉 )

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

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