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Blog Tour: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover

The Hideaway Inn | Philip William Stover

Seasons of New Hope #1

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Length: approx. 64,000 words / 288 pages

Publisher: Carina Press (Carina Adores)

Release Date: May 26, 2020

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hideaway-Inn-Seasons-New-Hope/dp/1335146938

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Blurb

High school wasn’t the right time or place for their relationship to grow, but now, fifteen years later, a chance encounter changes both of their lives forever.

No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit…even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He’s spent years reinventing himself and won’t let his past dictate his future.

But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically Tack O’Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck.

Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn’t mean shutting down a second chance with Tack—it means starting over and letting love in.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

A new Carina Adores title is available each month:

The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron (available May 26, 2020)

Just Like That by Cole McCade (available June 30, 2020)

Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (available July 28, 2020

Better Than People by Roan Parrish (available August 25, 2020)

Full Moon in Leo by Brooklyn Ray (available September 29, 2020)

If You Can’t Stand the Heat by KD Fisher (available October 27, 2020)

Just Like Us by Cole McCade (available November 24, 2020)

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About The Author

Philip William Stover splits his time between Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and New York City. He has an MFA in writing and is a clinical professor at New York University where he is the former chair of the writing curriculum.

As a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, The Forward, The Tony Awards, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Houston Chronicle, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and other national publications.

Philip grew up tearing the covers off the romance novels he devoured so he wouldn’t get teased at school. Now he enjoys traveling the world with his husband of over twenty years and sitting in front of the woodstove with their half-Bassett, half-Sharpei rescue pup and he would never consider defacing any of the books he loves.

He is thrilled to be returning to romance and loves to write cozy, warm-hearted stories served by hairy forearms with a side of fries.

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Website: https://www.philipwilliamstover.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWStover

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philipwilliamstover/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philipwilliamstover

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19293791.Philip_William_Stover

Blog Tour: Fight For You by Jaclyn Quinn

Fight For You | Jaclyn Quinn

Beyond The Cove #4

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Release Date: April 26,2020

Universal Link: http://mybook.to/FightForYou

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Blurb

Is this a love worth fighting for?

One man is haunted by a past he can’t outrun.

One man is branded by a legacy he can’t hide.

One man is burdened by a guilt he can’t deny.

The usually peaceful town of Riverside Falls has had its very core shaken by traumatic events. Three men find themselves at the center of it all, thrown together by circumstances beyond their control.

Sawyer Levy came to Riverside Falls four years ago to escape from…well…life, but when he finds himself in need of care, he’s forced to trust not one but two men for the first time in years.

Grant Belford is riddled with shame in the tragic aftermath of incidents he didn’t see coming, blaming himself for the terror that rocked his town over the last few months.

Captain Mason Lockley is struggling with the recent events that have shaken up the quiet town of Riverside Falls, tormented by one thought, over and over again: Did he miss the signs because of jealousy?

Having no choice but to lean on each other, the three men suffering with their own demons aren’t expecting to have such an undeniable connection—or to fall so hard. It’s a love they don’t understand, but will they realize it’s worth fighting for?

 

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Excerpt

Sawyer watched Grant’s hasty exit in complete bewilderment. He didn’t think it was just his imagination that Grant had been acting weird, but it didn’t help that his energy was fading quickly, and his mind was getting foggy. Mason approached the bed slowly, his attention moving from the door Grant had just fled through to Sawyer.

The look on the man’s face was an odd mix of frustration and longing. “What the hell was that all about?” Sawyer asked.

Mason huffed and slumped down in the chair next to the bed. Dark circles marred the skin under his blue, fatigued eyes. It had been a while since Sawyer had studied the features of a man, yet he found himself memorizing the golden hints in Mason’s perfectly styled, dark blond hair. In usual form, there wasn’t a strand out of place. A few days’ growth covered the bottom half of his face, surrounding a plump mouth that Sawyer had purposely ignored in the past. His sudden fascination with it burst like a bubble in mid-air when that mouth said, “He’s been here…every day…in this chair. Did you know that?”

Grant had? “Seriously?”

“He’s barely left your side since the day you were brought in. Hell, he told the staff you were family so they would tell us what condition you were in.” Mason sat with his arms crossed and a hard tick to his jaw. Why did Sawyer feel like the cop was interrogating him?

“I don’t get it; he hates me.” Lord knows, Sawyer had tried to hate Grant back, but there was something about the broody man that got under his skin. Something he didn’t want to acknowledge let alone feel at all. He’d ignored Grant for the past four years as much as he’d ignored his reaction to the man sitting in front of him.

Mason shifted his eyes toward the doorway Grant had just fled through. “Wish I could say I understood any of the decisions that man makes.” He set pensive eyes back on Sawyer, and for a split second, Sawyer felt like all the air had been sucked out of the room. “Would’ve made the last ten years a lot fucking easier.”

About The Author

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I have been an artist from a very young age. From drawing cartoon characters and evolving into portraits, making jewelry, photography, and now writing. I have an amazing support system in my family and friends and couldn’t be more grateful.

I live in central New Jersey, love summers at the Jersey Shore, rock music, wine, sexy men, and laughing a lot with my amazing friends and family. Sunday dinners at my parents’ house are crazy, hysterical and you can count on a movie quote…or ten…being thrown out. Insults between siblings is how we show our love for each other!

When I’m not creating, you can find me reading books from my favorite authors. I’m a hopeless romantic, starving for passionate characters and always craving that happy ending, whether in reading or in writing my own books.

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This romance explores the fears about unconventional relationships very well

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lots of great things to say about this book. It really works to convey the fears about being in a relationship which isn’t a conventional one.

I’m a fan of MMM done well and I think Jaclyn did it justice throughout the narrative.

Each man brought something unique to the relationship and it was obvious that they couldn’t work as just a duo whichever way the pairings were.

It’s absolutely not a standalone, it follows directly on from book two and deals with the fall out from the events there.

It also touches on strong subjects and, again, I liked that love wasn’t a magic cure and that actual expert help was needed.

I will say that I wasn’t a big fan of the time jumps, which seemed to be used to move the plot along but without having to show the men working at the day-to-day relationship reality.

That said, it’s a minor quibble because there is also good on page time where they talk and go through their fears.

All in all, another solid entry to the series for me.

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

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Release Blitz: Wolf Reborn by Sam Burns

Wolf Reborn | Sam Burns

The Wolves of Kismet #3

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Length: ~50k words

Release Date: March 26th, 2020

Buy Links:

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51887719-wolf-reborn

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Blurb

Gavin Lloyd has been a werewolf for ten months, and he’s still trying to get used to it. He wants to settle into a nice quiet life, running his coffee shop with his pack and learning how to be a werewolf.

But now people are saying he’s some kind of prophesied werewolf messiah. He doesn’t know how they expect him to help them when he hasn’t even figured out how to help himself.

Miles Parker has lived in Kismet, Colorado his whole life, and up till now it’s been nothing but a simple, mundane existence. Then Gavin moved into town, with his sparkling green eyes and ability to make tea lattes like nobody else.

When Miles gets a call to look into a burglary at his boyfriend’s home on the full moon, though, what he finds there sets off a chain of events that will leave his life completely transformed.

And maybe, somewhere along the way, give Gavin the spark he needs.

About The Author

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Sam is an author of LGBTQIA+ fiction, mostly light-hearted fantasy romances. Most of her books include a little violence, a fair amount of swearing, and maybe a sex scene or two. Or four.

She is a full-time writer who lives in the Midwest with her husband and cat. Someday, she plans to be a full-time writer who lives near the ocean with her husband and cat.

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Website: www.burnswrites.com

Email: Sam@burnswrites.com

Facebook: facebook.com/sam.burns.52459

Goodreads: goodreads.com/author/show/16897949.Sam_Burns

Amazon: amazon.com/Sam-Burns/e/B07123MZ62

Instagram: instagram.com/samburnswrites

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I really hope this isn’t the last visit to the Kismet pack!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started reading this one thinking I’d do a few chapters and then head to bed. At 2.30am I put it down having finished it in one go.

Now, granted, it’s not a massively long book, but it’s absolutely compelling and I love with this series how Sam has taken a different approach to werewolves and wolf shifters and created a fascinating urban fantasy/paranormal world which feels utterly real.

The books aren’t overly complicated, but they’re full of all the feels and I’ve been eagerly waiting for Gavin’s story since the series began.

It didn’t disappoint. We already know who his mate is, but the journey to eventually happiness isn’t a smooth one and there were times I wanted to shake Gavin so hard.

But he is who he is and while the idea of werewolf Jesus cracks me up big time, it’s a sobering thought that Gavin has to come to terms with in his own way.

I liked how that element of the plot was brought together, there are no huge revelations, just a pack which has broken all the supposed rules to create a found family which loves, and supports, each other.

While I know Sam originally intended it to be just these three men, I would absolutely love for there to be more trips to Kismet and this world.

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

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A sweet romance between two opposite characters

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This was a really sweet, fairly low angst, small town romance and I loved most of it.

However, it had my most hated poxy plot point as the big tension builder – failure to communicate.

It drives me nuts, even when it’s given a good padding of extra reasons for why it happened, as Ed does in this story.

So, it’s me not the book, I just get so frustrated when I can see the internal wrangling of feelings which would be sorted out through a simple conversation.

Having said the above, everything else in this latest Hart’s Bay entry worked. I love the found family, the small town vibes and the strong bonds of friendship.

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

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Release Blitz: Without A Trace by RJ Scott

Without A Trace | RJ Scott

Lancaster Falls #2

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Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Available in Kindle Unlimited from March 21 2020

Length: 85,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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When long-buried secrets are exposed, and the search for truth becomes a race to save a life, how can two men ever hope to find real love?

Losing his brother has shaped Drew to become the man he is today—heartbroken, alone, but determined to make a difference in the world. Joining the military, fighting battles in places that he’s never even heard of, is his attempt to make amends for telling his brother to go to hell.

After his brother disappeared, he’d clung to the hope Casey was out there living his life. Of course, he’d be furious at Drew, and probably hate his brother, but at least in Drew’s head, Casey was safe.

One call changes everything. Casey’s body has been found, and the hope that had fueled Drew’s constant search for the truth is destroyed. Coming home to Lancaster Falls to bury his brother and face his mom’s anguish and accusations, is a nightmare made real, and he has nowhere to run from the pain.

Logan has made a home in Lancaster Falls. As a police officer, he plays by the rules, and he would never think of working off-the-grid. All that changes when an anonymous tip crosses his desk, and he is thrust headlong into solving a hundred-year mystery that could be connected with the modern day death of Casey McGuire.

Fighting an attraction to Casey’s brother is hard enough, but the infuriating man is there at Logan’s every turn, interfering with the case, breaking the rules, and demanding that Casey’s story be heard.

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USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

Email RJ rj@rjscott.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Instagram | Pinterest

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