Thursday, 26 May 2016

✪ Tyson Caine (Brothers In Arms #1) ✪ Aleya Michelle ✪ Release Blitz & Giveaway ✪



Title: Tyson Caine
Series: Brothers in Arms #1
Author: Aleya Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 26, 2016



Brothers by blood, friends by choice.

I am Tyson Caine, the eldest brother of three; I am their keeper, role model, watchful eye.

I am also seventeen and in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, she just doesnt know it yet, plus she is my best friend… 

Should I risk our friendship for love?

Family Life is average, never a dull moment, especially with three totally different personalities

What will happen when chaos & turmoil are thrown upon us?

Can we keep our lifelong bond or will our connection be ripped apart,
Will the most sacred person to us, our mother turn her back and walk away?

Can we unite and fight as one, or will the feud be brother against brother...
The fight has begun, can it be stopped before it turns to a brutal war and blood is shed?



ARC received for an honest review

It has been a while since I read a book by Aleya Michelle and was pleased to get an early copy of Tyson Caine.

This is a super sweet friends to lovers story with some darker underlying issues.

I couldn't help feeling for Tyson as he takes on the world, takes care of his brothers and deals with his growing feelings for his best friend Brooklyn.

And Brooklyn, I just adored her from the first word to the last.  She was this beacon of light that just outshone everything and everyone around her.

And when they decide to take their relationship to that next step, you could feel the uncertaintly leap of the pages

"What if we end up hating each other?  We also have a lot of the same friends and interests - how could I avoid her if it ended badly?  Should I risk it?  Should I take a chance on us?

 Is it worth risking losing her forever?  I just can't decide what to do.

I love love loved Tyson's little brother Tom, though it took me a while to warm up to middle brother Tyler, but as the story continued my heart ached for him more and more.

The Caine brother's story was not always an easy one, but I loved the kinship, the solidarity they shared.

There was one thing that irked me though whilst reading - but it was not to do with the story but the writing.

I felt that there was a lot of times where the author used then didn't use contracted worded in the same sentence -  One minute it would be He's... and the next sentence it would be He is and things like that.  It just messed with the flow for me, and at times it made it feel clunky and stilted - but this could just be me.

I really did enjoy the story line, and I look forward to seeing what the next Caine brother brings us.

"If you don't aim for the stars: your goals are too low in life"







Born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I am in my thirties and happily married with three gorgeous boys. 

My first love has always been reading, so the writing side is very natural to me. Favourite books include anything by Abbi Glines, but Fallen too Far is a favourite, Pulse & Collide by Gail McHugh and The Driven trilogy by K Bromberg.

Hobbies of mine are playing netball; shopping and I love listening to music. I add it into my writing frequently.

I have released four books, and look forward to introducing my readers to new characters.

I am totally enjoying this rollercoaster of being an Indie author and hoping others enjoy my writing as much as I love writing it.





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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

✪ Game Maker (Game #2) ✪ BJ Harvey ✪ Release Blitz & Giveaway ✪




From the USA Today bestselling author of the Bliss series comes a new spin off series featuring your favorite Bliss series characters who are yet to meet their match. This time it is Zach and Danika's turn.

Im a gamer by nature and by profession. Im all about strategy, performance, and coming out on top.

Five months ago I threw caution to the wind, and in the first miscalculated step of my twenty-one­year life, I made a move on my brothers best friend.

The first mistake we made was keeping our relationship secret. The next was going off half-cocked when a train wreck of epic proportions hit us.

Now our secret is secret no more. As I struggle to deal with all of the swirling emotions, conflicted feelings, and the multitude of burned bridges that I need to mend, the one person who can help me through it all is the same man I need space from.

To fix it Ill have to pull on my big­girl panties, focus on what I truly want in life, and put everything I have into winning the most important game Ill ever play.

Life is a game, and it is what you make it.

Coming out unscathed is a whole other matter.




 ARC received for an honest review

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BJ Harvey has done it again with Game Maker, and *Shock gasp* I think #TeamTaylorSandwich may have a bit of competition for my affections.

Danika Roberts (Zander's baby sister) is the perfect combination of sweet, sass, sexy and geek.  And has been besotted with Zach since she knew what it was to like boys.

Zach is just... can I just say that I am in love with a sexy Chicago fireman?  I mean really, who wouldn't want to slide down his pole and play with his hose???
 
This is more than just Zach and Dani finding each other, finding love.  This is a story of friendship, being torn between love and loyalty, family and friends.

There were plenty of times I just wanted to  slap some sense into Dani - for such a smart girl she was making some silly decisions.  I could understand why at first, but as the story continued I am not sure if she frustrated me more that she did Zach!

I loved that we got more of that incestuous little group from the Bliss series! I can't help but laugh out loud at some of their antics and conversations.

Game Maker is sexy and sweet and hot as Hades, along with a lot of emotion and heart.

I think this may turn into my favourite BJ Harvey series!







BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She also regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer and a funny romance thinker upper.

An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly but loving every minute  of it.

Shes a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country  in the worldNew Zealand.




✤ ✤ DEVIL'S KISS ✤ Ella Frank ✤ m/m Romance ✤ Sunset Cove #2 ✤ standalone ✤ Excerpt & Giveaway ✤ ✤

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ELLA FRANK


Devil's Kiss
• release date: 24 May 2016
Sunset Cove Series #2

★★★★★
5 Stars



What do you do when the one you least expect to matter…

Ends up mattering the most?

Derek Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right there to back it up should you miss the point.

However, what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior.

Among them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant, he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began.

But what happens when one person wants more?





We already met Derek and Jordan in FINLEY - Derek is best buddies with Finn and Jordan is friends with Brantley.

Their story starts eleven years ago. Just like Finn and Brantley's story did.
Jordan has his first day as a professor and Derek is his student.
And they are immediately attracted to each other. But of course a student - teacher thing can never happen.
But when Derek's home-life gets to painful and he has to leave, he ends up living with Jordan. Just as roommates and friends. Nothing more.
And as the years pass - the attraction does not.
But nothing ever happens between them, until one night...one night they finally can't stay away from each other anymore. But it will only ever be this one night. Because Jordan will be leaving for the summer the next day.
The timing was never right for those two...but one day... there has to come a day when both are free and all their other problems will be gone.... right??


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO DEREK & JORDAN???
WILL THERE BE A HEA FOR THOSE TWO ONE DAY???
OR WILL THERE BE A HORRIBLE CLIFFHANGER?



I'm not telling you that of course



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eeeeeeep ... finally another Ella Frank m/m romance ☺☺☺
I loved Logan & Tate's books and Finley sooo much.
And now we get Derek and Jordan's story! I already loved them in the first book!!

You just can't help loving Derek and Jordan from the very first lines of the story!
The adorably colorful and over-the-top-gay professor Jordan and the huge muscled hottie student.
They are sooo perfectly written.


I'm usually not a huge fan of the teacher-student romance. But this is not really such a thing. Jordan is a genius and therefore only a few tiny years older than Derek.

I LOVED those two. In and out of the classroom.
I was just so sad for them, that the time never seemed to be right for them to get together.
But this way they're slowly falling in love with the other. Even when their lives takes them this way and that... in the end - we just know they'll find their way to each other again.
And it's beautiful to read about the time it takes them to get their shit together  ☺

We have sooo many adorable scenes in this book.
And moving scenes, funny scenes and romantic scenes, very sexy/erotic scenes....



I absolutely LOVED this book!
It had EVERYTHING a great romance needs!
Can't wait to read the next book - maybe model-hottie Dylan? ☺

DEVIL'S KISS was an amazingly beautiful & erotic & moving love story! Run to your nearest amazon and BUY THIS BOOK - You'll so fall in love with Derek & Jordan too!



ARC received for an honest review

I may have done the "Carlton" when I woke up to find Devil's Kiss on my Kindle - a new Ella Frank m/m is worth of my poor dance skills (sorry for anybody who has seen them)

But firstly - how freaking HOT is this cover??

We met Jordan and Derek in Finley, and knew that there was some history between them.

But holy moly - what history there was!

Right from the first chapter to the last, I was taken on an emotional ride, never knowing where the chapter was going to take me, how Ms Frank was going to make my heart hurt.

Which she did, over and over.

I loved Jordan with his quirky fashion sense, his exuberance, his heart.

And don't get me started on Derek - I tell you what, I wish I was a gay man so I could hunt him down and have my wicked, wicked way with him!

I simply adored Jordan and Derek, from the classroom days to present.  You just knew that these two were wonderful for each other - if they could get their timing and their act together!

But for us readers, this gives us a slow burning relationship.  We can feel the pull between them.  We can see them falling in love over the years.

I also loved seeing Finn and Brantley's relationship through the eyes of their best friends.

Devil's Kiss is an emotional, beautiful love story that I didn't want to end, and I hope for more in the future.

Please don't keep us waiting for more!




EXCERPT

Copyright © 2016 Ella Frank

DEREK PEARSON PUSHED open the door of Leighton, Finley & Associates, and stepped out on the paved sidewalk. It was the first day of August, and if the sweltering Floridian sun was any indication, today was going to be hotter than hell’s waiting room.
As he strolled toward the curb, he pulled a pack of Marlboros from the pocket of his shorts and flipped open the top. He needed a fucking cigarette after watching Daniel Finley and his damn professor get all sappy and shit. That was gonna get old real quick if he had to stomach their nauseating displays of I love yous longer than the fifteen minutes he’d been in there. But he’d known he had to make an appearance sooner or later; otherwise Danny boy would’ve shown up asking questions. Questions he wasn’t ready to answer.
There’d been a reason he hadn’t come around to see Finn when he first moved back from Chicago two months ago, but it wasn’t something he was in the mood to talk about yet, even if he was one of the two people on the planet who would get all the shit he’d been dealing with.
Yeah… He just wasn’t ready to go there.
With a smoke between his lips, he lit up, then shoved the pack back in his shorts. He was so damn antsy lately, and for that he could thank his brother,
He walked around to the side of his Jeep and pulled open the door. After climbing inside, he grabbed his cell phone and stared at the dark screen, contemplating his next move.
Am I really planning to do this?
Fuck, it seemed that he was, even when he knew better.
If he did this, it would be nothing more than a Band-Aid over the real problem. A shot to numb the more painful issues he was dealing with right now.
He would be slipping back into a pattern he had pulled himself out of. An
 addiction he’d broken free from. But he was also aware that if he didn’t do it, the alternative would be to spiral out of control, and solitude was no longer helping his fucked-up nerves.
He brought the phone to his ear and waited. The phone rang and rang, and fucking rang, until he was close to hanging up—and then it connected.
“You free?” were the only two words out of his mouth. He waited, not caring to pursue small talk. That wasn’t what this was about. All he cared about in that moment was getting what he needed.
When an affirmative came through the phone, he hung up, tossed it on the dashboard, and brought the Jeep to life. As he sped across town, he white- knuckled the steering wheel and didn’t allow himself to think about the consequences of what he was about to do.
It took him less than ten minutes to pull into the underground parking garage of The Palisades and take the elevator up to where his drug of choice waited for him. He glanced up into the camera in the corner of his metallic confines and stared boldly into the face of the one who was waiting at the other end of this ride.
Yeah, he was about to fall off the fucking wagon big time. Was about to slide back into the one place he promised himself he wouldn’t go again. Yet as the elevator came to a halt and the doors opened, there was no denying this was exactly what he wanted.
“I have thirty minutes,” were the words that greeted him.
Derek walked off the elevator and over to the naked man waiting for him.
He took the haughty chin between his thumb and forefinger and promised in a voice thick with arousal, “I only need ten. Take me to your room, Jordan. Time’s a wasting.”
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If you haven't read the 1st book in the series - DO IT NOW!!!

It's time to come home, Finn.

It’s been seven years since Daniel Finley left his hometown in Florida for the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s city life.

Since then, he’s worked hard for his position at the prestigious law firm Leighton & Associates, even when it’s caused distance and isolation from his family and friends. But that’s all about to change.

On his thirtieth birthday, he receives the one thing he never dared hope for. Something that was promised to him years earlier—a note. One simple sentence from the man he’s never been able to forget.

Six words will forever change the course of their lives.

Brantley Hayes has it all. Or so he thinks. When he first made the decision to take a job down in Florida, his family thought he was crazy. But, after years of living in the quiet beach town, he finally feels a sense of community. He’s surrounded himself with friends who are like family, has a job he loves, and owns a spectacular beachfront property that is his sanctuary.

Yet he still feels unfulfilled, as if a piece of the puzzle is missing, and he knows exactly which piece it is. On an impulse, he follows through with a promise he made years earlier. A promise to call home the one he sent away.

Nothing is as simple as it seems.

After years of separation, the former lovers are reunited, but Brantley wasn’t expecting to encounter the high walls now guarding Daniel’s heart.

Daniel may not be the same person he was when
he left, but he knows that the first step to healing is the note in his hand.



If you haven't read the #Temptation series - DO IT NOW!!! (you don't need to, but believe me, you do NOT want to miss meeting Logan & Tate!!!)






STALKING ELLA FRANK


Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.  You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.