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Love this family!! Rules do not apply and throw in a foul-mouthed bird for fun.

Blaike: Secrets Gone Askew - Collette Cameron

A very interesting read!! Oliver is a noble, honorable man who cares for his ship's crew like a family while ignoring his true family, and I loved him. Blaike is an honest and open-minded woman which made her a good partner for Oliver. The funny M'Lady Lottie had me smiling and giggling like everyone else. As hearts break because of noble intentions, I kept turning pages to see how all would end.

I received a copy of this ARC as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

New release by Megan Slayer. His Valentine.

 

His Valentine
by Megan Slayer

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance (LGBT)

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BLURB:

Brandon Kidd thought he overcame his demons. He thought he’d conquered his addiction to booze and his need to be promiscuous. He thought he’d left his depression behind. Why? He met and is dating Aydin, the man who stokes his muse. But the depression and his insecurity have come back, and he’s also got to pass his annual review for his fine arts program. He’s got to get through the grueling review, open up to Aydin and have the Valentine’s Day he deserves?

 

Aydin loves Brandon. He sees the changes in his boyfriend and wants to help, but how do you help when you don’t know the problem exactly? To compound the problem, Brandon’s brother, Benson, has started causing trouble. Benson doesn’t want his brother to be gay, let alone in a relationship. Aydin found the strength to admit he wanted to be with Brandon. Aydin’s come into his own. Will he be enough for Brandon or will the crushing outside influence be too much to overcome?

 

They’ve come together for Valentine’s Day, but can the romance last?

 

 

Excerpt:

 

©2018 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

 

“It’s Valentine’s Day. What’s on your docket?”

 

“I’m not sure. Aydin said something about a plan and celebration. I’m the lousy boyfriend this time. I hadn’t gotten him anything and was going to on the way home.” The tips of his ears burned. “I was so worried about the review, I kind of forgot it was Valentine’s Day.”

 

“You forgot?” she blurted.

 

“I did.” He walked beside her. “I was going to get him flowers.”

 

“Flowers?” She stopped in her tracks. “Are you serious?”

 

“He likes them.”

 

“Not chocolates?”

 

“He doesn’t like them. I thought he did, but he just ate the ones I got him for Christmas because he didn’t want them to go to waste.” When she started walking again, he fell into step beside her. “I know what he likes—now.”

 

“Flowers, eh?” She laughed. “And what else? Some hey-hey?” She elbowed him. “Right?”

 

He wasn’t about to tell her the other gift would be a blow job.

 

“Well, good.” She stopped at the classroom door. “I hope you have a good night.” She poked her head into the classroom. “Bye, Aydin. Have a wicked hot night.”

 

“That’s the plan.” Aydin left his spot on the desk and picked up the portfolio. “Ready?”

 

Heat slid through Brandon’s body. He couldn’t wait to get home. He’d strip Aydin down and taste every inch of him. “Yeah.”

 

“Good. Let’s go. I drove, so we can blow this popsicle stand.” Aydin carried the case out of the room. “Goodnight, Georgie. Do you need us to walk you out?”

 

“Nah, I’m meeting my friend Durand upstairs.” She waved. “Night! Do all the things I can’t do but want to watch.”

 

“We will,” Aydin called.

 

Brandon stood rooted to the spot for a second. Do all the things I can’t do but want to watch…holy shit. And Aydin hadn’t batted an eye. Damn. Excitement radiated through Brandon. He had the guy, the grade, and good friends. Now, he’d have a hot Valentine’s Day. Sweet, indeed.

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.


When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. Find out more about Megan and Wendi at:

 

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A second chance at a new life, with a little spanking

Sheriff: His Town. His Laws. His Justice - Maggie Carpenter

This was a quick read with a little spanking. Cooper runs his town his way and yet is an honorable man. Violet's past was an intriguing one with Robin Hood tendencies. The trust and love that grows between these two is quick and forever. I loved their interactions and had moments of tears as stories were revealed. There are so many characters in town that it would be nice to visit here again.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

Looking beyond duty to have true love.

The Lass Beguiled the Laird - Lisa Torquay

I enjoyed this story very much. Catriona's love for Scotland and determination to be there no matter what made this a fun read. Her love of horses and the men's acceptance of her abilities made it better. Fingal was a great counterpoint for her. Both had other family duties and knew it could not be, but their hearts had to be followed. There were instances when I felt word choices were a bit inappropriate for the times, but it did not take away from the overall story. I hope to read more from this author.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Sweet read, love grows from awkwardness and necessity.

Beneath Montana's Sky: A Montana Sky Novella (The Montana Sky Series) - Debra Holland

This was a sweet story. John was such a caring man though not prepared for Boston society. Pamela had such self-doubt that she could not believe John would choose her. The narrator did a good job of voicing the characters, it was easy to keep up. Description of John's ranch in Montana was beautifully done. The story ended a bit abrupt for me as I felt we had not spent enough time in Montana. I hope the next book finishes their story. I look forward to reading more in this series.

I received this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Finding Michael by Megan Slayer

 

Finding Michael
by Megan Slayer

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance (LGBT)

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BLURB:

 

Going home could be just the thing his muse needs and his heart desires.

 

Tristan Paulson needs the words to return. He loves his career penning novels of small-town love, but his muse has gone missing. If he can’t write, he can go back to his roots and sort through the items his newly deceased uncle left behind. Once in Sullavan, Ohio, he realizes just how much he loved the place. Then he sees the handsome librarian—Michael is just the kind of guy he’s always wanted. How can he go back to the big city when Sullavan calls to him?

 

Michael Kane wants nothing more than to be surrounded by his books and the written word. He knows heartbreak and isn’t in the mood to put himself out into the dating pool again…until he sees Tristan. He wants to be with Tristan, but he’s too shy. A handsome man like Tristan wouldn’t be interested in a quiet man like Michael…would he?

 

 

Excerpt

 

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Tristan stilled Michael’s hands—to stop the nervous gesture and to hold Michael’s hand. He understood what Michael wanted out of the pairing. He needed to know he wouldn’t be used and he had good reasons for it. Tristan wouldn’t be in town long and getting involved wasn’t smart. But that didn’t stop him from wondering. Michael was sweet, sexy in a geeky way and everything Tristan didn’t look for in a man.

 

He scanned the menu and decided on his lunch, then focused on Michael again. “Why’d you come to Sullavan? What was the draw?”

 

“A job.” Michael sat back in his seat, but didn’t pull away from Tristan. “I was fresh out of college and needed a source of income to pay back my student loans. I applied at over two dozen libraries. Sullavan was the only one to call me back and that was through the parent Black River Library system. They seemed to like me and I got the job. Thirteen years later and I’m still here. I made learning about Sullavan my personal goal because I thought it was important. If someone comes to town, then they’ll start here. We have people come back often for genealogical searches.”

 

“Neat.” He rubbed the top of Michael’s hand. “I can’t say I’m that important. I’m not vital to much.”

 

“I’m sure you are. Al thought a lot of you. He spoke about you once or twice.”

 

“He did?” He hadn’t thought about his uncle much in the last year. “So, you know me?”

 

“I know of you. He said he had a nephew who wrote books and was in New York. I assumed the state and that you did what he claimed, but I never asked your name.” Michael shrugged. “Al was quiet, but he’d speak to me. I think he felt lonely and coming to the library was a comfort.”

 

The more Michael spoke, the more Tristan saw his uncle in a different light. He’d barely thought about the man, but knowing Al had been proud of him enough to mention him… That was big.

 

“Then what do you do? Write books?” Michael’s eyes flashed. “Anything good? I heard you say something to Dicey about being an author. We’re always looking for anyone who’s written a book and is willing to impart information to the writers’ group. They can use the guidance. I’m no help. I have no desire to pen anything but the daily logs.”

 

He’d have to tell his story. He owed Michael that much. But he wanted to keep his secret a little while longer.

 

 

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

 

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice.

 

Find out more about Megan and Wendi at: http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm

 

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Emotional read, strong characters.

A Lady's Honor - Otto Fenichel

I thoroughly enjoyed Phoebe. She knew what she wanted to do and did not truly care what others thought. She was faced with a situation of heartbreak, lost love, and despair. Despite her feelings, she managed to turn things around for Markus, but she was blind to her own world. I love the second chance at love to show one can love more than once in a lifetime. The Everton Domestic Society was a wonderful idea. I loved this story and recommend it. I look forward to more in the series.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Short steamy read, could be longer.

Let It Snow: A Christmas M/M/F Romance (Loving Riley Book 1) - Abra Harrington

This was a quick steamy read. It is a menage between a married couple (Seth and Carol) and a friend (Riley). Riley's insecurities may overtake his dreams. Once everyone's intentions are out there, the steam level rises high. I would have preferred a longer story to spend more time getting to know all three, but I found the story to be a good one.

I found this story through Book Review Buzz, and this is my unsolicited review.

Enjoyed the mix of dragons and firefighters

Rescue Me - Valerie Twombly

I loved this first book to this series. My heart went out to Derrick and knew his path to love was going to be rough. Halee had her struggles to overcome but I felt they made a great couple. There were a few tears and some laughs, making a very good read. I recommend this book, and I look forward to more in the series.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Audiobook full of emotion and adventure. Loved it!!

In the Kingdom's Name - Amy Jarecki

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I loved the book and decided to check out the audiobook. Dave Gillies brings to life the second half of this series. His vocal distinctions made it easier to know who was talking and the emotions they were experiencing. As for the story: Eva was such a strong woman that I loved her. Her devotion to William was unflappable even when she wanted to distance herself. William was honorable, chivalrous, caring toward his people, and quite willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country. There are some smiles, some tears, and a lot of tense action.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Cozy mystery with a bit of romance and humor.

Leona's Last Resort - Karen M.  Bryson

This is an amusing cozy mystery. I enjoyed the setting of the resort and small town. The characters were quirky, snobby, mean, like real people. There were twists to keep you guessing. There was humor to lighten the mood. The chemistry and friendship between Izzy and Max made for an interesting back story. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more in this series to see how Max and Izzy fair.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

The Hellion takes you down a darker road.

The Hellion - Christi Caldwell

Not the pretty side of the Regency, but I always like a trip to the dark side. I enjoyed Cleopatra's determination to do for her family and her skills for climbing. It took a bit for me to warm up to Adair, but once I did, this story became a great journey. Both of these characters had such big obstacles to work beyond but found they have some in common. Despite the feud and danger all around, Cleopatra and Adair get a chance at a love match.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and it is a Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team selection. This is my unsolicited review.

New Release by Christi Caldwell. Pick up The Hellion today!!!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Hellion-Wicked-Wallflowers-Christi-Caldwell/dp/1503935221/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

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Sweet read, nice ending to the series

Love's Blossom - Emily Murdoch

Nice ending to this series! The last of the Bryant family to find love was Abigail. I loved her love for her family and enthusiasm for plants. She was strong enough to stand for what she wanted. Laken had been seen in previous stories, and I was curious as to his story. I am glad that he finally had his time and I learned more about his past. The struggles of both tugged at my heart, and I had tears as the story came to a close. I recommend the series and this story.

I received a copy of this book as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Interesting story, pulled me in quickly

The Determined Duchess - Erica Monroe

Felicity is not your typical heroine. Her scientific mind leads her to push the limits of life and death. I felt for her loneliness and loved her smarts. There were times when I had tears because of all the emotions she went through. Nicholas tugged at my heart in a different way. How he handled his duties as a duke and what was expected showed a certain rigidity. His time with Felicity changed his outlook and was a lot of fun to watch. I recommend this book.

I received a copy of this book as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.
 

Suspense that had me reading

A Walk on the Wild Side - Kathleen Korbel, Eileen Dreyer

For me, this was a page turner. A good lawyer, Lauren, was pulled into a life she could not imagine, yet learned what more she was capable of. JP had been on his own in darkness for a long time, almost unable to see the light before him. These two learn about trust and love as danger dogs their steps. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the rest of this series.

This is my unsolicited review.

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