Friday, March 24, 2017

Blog Tour ~ A Boy Worth Knowing by Jennifer Cosgrove ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

Title:  A Boy Worth Knowing
Author: Jennifer Cosgrove
Publisher:  NineStar Press - SunFire Imprint
Release Date: March 20
Heat Level: 1 - No Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 62200
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, NineStar Press, LGBT, gay, bisexual, romance, young adult, contemporary, paranormal, coming of age, ghosts, family drama, high school, bullying

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Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves.

Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate’s life. But James has issues of his own.

Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places.

Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Wedlocked by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Release Blitz ~ Wedlocked by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Wedlocked from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now LIVE!!!

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Wedlocked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Cover Reveal: March 2nd, 2017

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Designer: Jay Aheer Genre: Contemporary Romance

Because you have believed in them,
Celebrated with them,
Loved and encouraged them,
Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join
Ace Samuel Locke
Dylan Prescott
Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of May
At Six-O’Clock in the Evening
The Grand Floridian Hotel
4406 Palm Way
Orlando, Florida
For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After

In the Spotlight with Bayou Book Junkie: Author Elyse Springer

Hi Elyse and welcome to Bayou Book Junkie. Elyse is a new author over at Riptide Publishing, and has a series of 4 tales – Seasons of Love – out in 2017, together with (at least for now), one other called Heels Over Head, out in May. She describes herself as asexual, out and proud Jewish woman, and we can’t wait to find out all about her and the books and characters she creates. I’ve read Whiteout, book 1 in the SoL series, which came out on 23/01/17 <Elyse’s birthday!> (with the rest of the series following in April, July and October), and it’s one of the few books to have utterly, utterly puzzled me over the ‘who’s the good guy here and who’s the bad guy, or actually, is it shades of good and bad in both?’ thing. She totally threw me for a loop, making me reach out to her before I could even put words together to review her amazing book and she was lovely enough to come over for a visit. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BBJ: Hi Elyse and welcome. We’re really pleased to have you over here today, so would you please fill in any gaps that I’ve left out in your intro, and remember, nothing is TMI here! 😉
ELYSE: Thank you so much for having me! I’m so excited to be here :D

BBJ: What inspired the Seasons of Love series, which features tales with characters from across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, and which – sorry, mean question, I know! – did you most enjoy writing and why?
ELYSE: Whiteout actually began as a dream, strangely enough. I woke up at 6:00 one morning last year with this fading dream about a man who had lost his memories, and something wasn’t quite right around him. I’ve always loved reading the amnesia trope, so I knew right away that this was going to be a fun story to write!
But I think Thaw is my favorite book in the series, for a number of reasons. It’s an intensely personal book in a lot of ways, because it’s an asexual romance with two women who have to navigate and compromise, and that’s not something I see often (or ever, really) in fiction. Abby is a librarian, she’s asexual and comfortable in that identity. After reading so many books where an allosexual (read: not asexual) person has to “inform” an ace person about their asexuality… well, it was important to me to write a character who knows herself, who educates others instead.

Cover Reveal ~ Spark in the Ashes by Nikki Groom ~ (Giveaway)

Cover Reveal ~ Spark in the Ashes by Nikki Groom ~ (Giveaway)

Title: Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls, #1)
Author: Nikki Groom
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Sadie Foster is consumed with revenge. The quiet beauty she portrays on the outside disguises the rage bubbling within her. Because on the inside, her desire for retribution dominates her every waking thought, until him...…
Ramsey Dalton is an outlaw. A criminal that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and to keep his MC brothers safe. He didn't know there could be more to his life than sex, drugs and death, until her... Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined. Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.  
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Virtual Book Tour ~ Growing Pains by Cast Lennox ~ (Giveaway)

About Growing Pains

Gigi Rosenberg is living his best life: performances in the big city, side gigs at a dance company, a successful drag act, and the boy of his childhood dreams who now adores him. Even if the boyfriend part isn’t the sparkly ride of passion he expected it to be, life is sweet. So when his sister’s wedding calls him back to his hometown, he sees an opportunity to show the hicks from his past how wrong they were about him. Only, his boyfriend isn’t quite on board.

Brock Stubbs left their hometown and his parents behind for a reason, and the prospect of facing them again is terrifying. He swore he’d never go back, but Gigi has made it clear refusal isn’t an option, and Brock will do nearly anything for him. There’s just one deal-breaker of a problem: Brock promised Gigi he was out to everyone, including his parents. He lied.

It’s magical to run into the sunset together, but staying the course takes work. For Gigi and Brock, going home feels like the finale of a long, disappointing year. Sometimes love isn’t all you need.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AotM ~ The Right Time by Lane Hayes (Review + Giveaway)

The Right Time

Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn’t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he’s always thought.

Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there’s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained for. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.

Release Day Review ~ A Company of Players by Ken Bachtold

Release Day Review ~ A Company of Players by Ken Bachtold

Title: A Company of Players
Author: Ken Bachtold

Release Date: March 22, 2017
Category: Contemporary, States of Love
Pages: TBD (Novella)

Leaving romantic wreckage behind him, Nick Charles and his best friend Barb Anderson use Nick’s sizable inheritance to fly to one of the most exciting places in the world—New York City—with plans to open their own theater. In doing so, they meet Ross Taylor, the handsome real estate man and actor, and Rudy his construction-worker cousin. Ross is determined to heal Nick’s fragile heart, while shy Rudy and oblivious Barb stumble toward their own connection. Will Rosie Dupree, a rigid method actress, and talented but devious Gordon Holmes destroy their theater dreams? Was choosing the original piece, Starting Over, by an unpublished young playwright the best move for opening night? Will the invited critic show up? Amid the frantic and colorful world of the New York City theater scene, Nick and Barb must open their hearts and risk everything for their endeavors to succeed—both on the stage and behind the scenes.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Release Day Reviews ~ Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain

Release Day Reviews ~ Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain

Title: Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns

Series: Cowboys Don't: Book Two
Author: Tara Lain
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Category: Western
Pages: 226

Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch on, enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.… and, secretly, a beautiful femme who likes to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn.
Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes the horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker. Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.

Review Tour ~ Trapped by Ruby Moone ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Buy Links: JMS Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Publisher: JMS Books

Length: 62,000 words


Sam Holloway is a desperate man. Trapped in Dante’s, the high-class London brothel catering to men who love men, his only hope is to find a rich protector. Then he meets the young aristocrat with sad eyes.

Tristan Barrington, sixth earl of Chiltern, waited until the death of his father before acting on his unnatural desires. Dante’s has a reputation for quality and absolute discretion. He never expected to find in its sordid depths a glorious man who could master not only his body but his heart, as well.

In Tristan, Sam sees an opportunity to flee a life he hates, and he sets his sights on seducing the earl. Tristan vows to help him escape, but in the process not only uncovers the vile corruption at the heart of Dante’s but also suspects that Sam’s declaration of love was nothing but a lie.

Then Sam is gravely injured, and Tristan faces a tough decision -- leave Sam to his fate, or help him once again?

Companion book to The Wrong Kind of Angel but can be read as a standalone. HEA.

Release Day Review ~ Married for the Millions by Parker Avrile

Married for the Millions

Author: Parker Avrile

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel, 220 pages, 58,000 words

Publication Date: March 22, 2017

Heat Level: Four flames (language and adult situations, some extended sex scenes)


Sometimes a marriage of convenience isn't all that convenient.

Soap opera star Cody's celebrity lifestyle is about to come crashing down when he inherits a grizzly-sized dog. Maggie comes with a nine million dollar trust, and Cody isn't the only one after the money. If he wants permanent custody, he must prove he can provide a stable home for a beast the size of a bus.
Enter Shane, a hunky animal trainer who always needs funds for his big dog rescue center.
It's a brilliant plan. One quickie Vegas wedding later, Cody and Shane are the dream couple to adopt Maggie. The judge will love them. The cash is in the bag.
Or is it? Now there are nine million reasons for Cody's half-brother to prove the marriage is a complete fake.
Meanwhile, the two new husbands are having trouble keeping their hands off each other.

Book Blast ~ And The Stars Danced by Bailey Bradford ~ (Giveaway)

Book Blast ~ And The Stars Danced by Bailey Bradford ~ (Giveaway)

Title: And The Stars Danced
Author: Bailey Bradford
Part of a series? If yes, can it be read as a standalone? Yes
Series Title: A Little Something ExTra
Number in Series: 1
Publisher: Rainbow Ninja Press
Release Date:
Early Download at Rainbow Ninja Press – 26 January 2016
General Release – 3 March 2017
Word Count: 80,830

Elliot's always been an outcast—the crazy one in the family—mocked by people and locked in psych wards more times than he can count. His life was normal until he saw the stars move.
But a person can only take so much torment, so much pain. Elliot might or might not be mentally ill. He doesn't know. What he is sure of is that he's had enough.
And if he thought his life was strange before, when he finds himself abducted and held in a secret government facility populated with AI's—Artificial Intelligence beings—all the scary things he's experienced before then can't compare to what they want to do to him.
Karl is an artist whose only companion is his Irish wolfhound, Ian. His current work is a sheet of copper he finds himself puncturing in an erratic manner. Then one night he steps outside, and the stars move.
Elliot, Karl and Ian are about to embark on an adventure that will send them running for their lives, and into a reality they would never have imagined possible. Outer space, new worlds, and old treachery await them, along with very shocking revelations about what and who they really are.
Categories: M/M Romance, Gay Fiction, Sci Fi