5 Drops Review: IN SEARCH OF A STORY by Andrew Grey

    Good morning, everyone! Today is Release Day for the newest story from Andrew Grey!!! Below you will find a Review, an excerpt, and a story worth caring about. Don’t forget to leave Andrew some love (also known as comments, lol) below, and go grab yourself a copy!


Title: In Search of a Story 
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 31st 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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He’s searching for a story but finds so much more.

Brad Torrence is next on the chopping block at the newspaper where he works. Hungry for any source he can find, he runs across an ad in the classifieds: For Sale: Nursery Items, Never Used. It’s the lead he’s been looking for. Thinking a piece about the loss of a child will give him the edge he needs to keep his job, Brad follows up. He doesn’t expect a single man to answer.

Rather than being offended, Cory Wolfe finds sharing the story of his grief and pain liberating. He’s even surprised by the spark that strikes, and one story leads to another.

Brad digs into his stories and Cory’s life, eager to know everything about the man who’s caught his attention. But when a lead points him to the hospital where Cory works, he unearths a mystery that might have been safer left buried. Brad’s search for a story could prove deadly….

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{Release Day Blitz} BREATHE ME by Alexia Purdy

Title: Breathe Me 
Author: Alexia Purdy 
Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Press 
Release Date: May 31st 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance 
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Sometimes the one who broke your heart, needs the most saving.

Piper Sandervale never thought she’d see Sasha Koval ever again. Not since he took her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it from existence. Now, six years have passed and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’d do anything to get her back. She’s willing to give him a taste of his own medicine, if this is her chance for payback. But, will she find herself way in over her head?

Something has changed with Sasha and Piper struggles to justify the worth of past hurts to continue her quest for atonement.

Who needs saving now?

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CINDA’S FELLA (Once Upon a Dream) by Nikki Prince

Title: Cinda’s Fella 
Author: Nikki Prince
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Series: Once Upon A Dream, #2 (Naughty Fairy Tales)
Released: May 23rd 2013 
Heat: Level 4
Genre: Interracial, Erotic Romance
Length: 17,230 words
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Cinda A. Rella’s life revolved around helping others. She was used to not getting what she wanted, everyone else’s agenda was what mattered the most. She’d spent her life taking care of her father, stepmother and two stepsisters. When her father and stepmother died, Cinda continued taking care of her stepsisters and ran from the only man who could give her everything she ever wanted.

Nicolai Charming has the antedote for what ails Cinda and he plans to make sure the fantasy he holds for them comes true. This dominant was used to getting what he wanted, he wants Cinda. With some help from friends, Felipe Castro, Aurora Devine and Doctor Godwin A. Fairee he finds away to get her to Club Fantasy so that his Once Upon a Dream can come true.

Will Doc Fairee’s magic work one more time? Or will Cinda and Nico’s relationship take a backseat to everything else?

Be Warned: BDSM, wax play, spanking

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WAKING BEAUTY (Once Upon A Dream) by Nikki Prince

Title: Waking Beauty 
Author: Nikki Prince
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Series: Once Upon A Dream, #1 (Naughty Fairy Tales)
Released: April 24th 2013 
Heat: Level 4
Genre: Interracial, Erotic Romance
Length: 16,580 words
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Aurora Devine’s libido has been asleep for over eight years. She’s had the curse of not being able to have the big O since running away from her master Felipe Santiago Castro. The last time she came at the hand of a man it was with Felipe. Fearing what would happen if she let go with him completely she’d run.

Convinced the only way she will find peace of mind and pleasure is to go to Once Upon a Dream Fantasies she signs up for a time of pleasure asking for everything she’d lost eight years before to be fulfilled in a fantasy.

Felipe would show her that he was her only fantasy. He’d do anything to have her back in his life as his submissive. He’ll play along and give her the fantasy she wants but in the end she’d realize that her submissiveness called to his dominance and they were a matched pair.

Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex, wax play, sex toys, voyeurism

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DISTORTED by Laura Dunaway: Interview/Excerpt/ Giveaway

Title: Distorted 
Laura Dunaway 
Publisher: Indy 
Release Date: May 14th 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 640 kb / 353 pages 
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Aly Chase has worked for Paul Pierce for years, loving him from afar. He is handsome, rich, and the powerful CEO of Pierce Homes. Just when Aly has decided her love for him is futile and vows to move on, Paul begins to give Aly the attention she had always desired, forcing her to feel confused by his actions.

Then there’s Aly’s best friend, Ethan Baker. He’s sweet, handsome and charming. He is also in love with her. He’s accepted that Aly and he will only be friends, until one day Aly realizes that her feelings towards Ethan are way more.

Aly is caught in between the man she’s loved for so long and the man that has always been there for her. As her feelings are pulled and tugged in both directions, she must make a choice before her distorted life loses both of them.

Who will end up winning Aly’s heart?

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Release Day Review: THE FIGHT FOR IDENTITY by Andrew Grey

    Good morning, everyone! Today is Release Day for the newest story from Andrew Grey!!! There’s also a link to a special FREE bonus short that ties in with “The Fight for Identity”!

   Below you will find a 5 Drops Review, a free short that tells how Horse got his name, and an excerpt. Don’t forget to leave Andrew some love (also known as comments, lol) below, and go grab yourself a copy!


Title: The Fight For Identity 
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Good Fight, #3
Release Date: May 10th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Western, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates Native Americans and wants to keep them off his property, never mind that part of the ranch land is sacred ground for the Sioux. When they request access for prayer, Kevin refuses—but Will doesn’t share his father’s views. Ever since he first saw Takoda Red Bird during one of the Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been fascinated. He grants the tribe access.

Takoda defies Kevin on a regular basis. He often sneaks to the sacred site on the rancher’s land for prayer and knows Will has seen him there. When, out of spite, Kevin places the land up for auction, Takoda knows it is time for action and bands together with Will to stop the sale.

In the fight that follows, Will gets more than he expected. He starts out helping the tribe preserve their identity… and ends up finding his own.

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The King's Lady: Book Three of The Knights of Excalibur

Title: The King’s Lady 
Author: Shannan Albright 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic, Romance 
Length: 156 pages  
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Arthur Penner is more than happy to aid a lady in need of help, especially if the woman is targeted by his nemesis Vance Hollister. The fact the lady in question turns out to be not only a powerful witch, but a gorgeous red head with a wealth of curves that don’t quit? Even better. What he isn’t prepared for is the discovery that the woman just happens to be his reincarnated Queen Gwenivere, and worse, she has no memory of who he is.

His well-ordered life is crumbling around him as yet another surprise turns up in the form of his reincarnated sister. It seems the past is swallowing him whole, forcing him to let go of previous betrayals and trust once more.

Gwen McAllister finds herself between a rock and a hard spot. Drawn to the quiet strength and confidence of Arthur. It isn’t until her memories are savagely restored by a vengeful goddess that she realizes who she is and the bitter betrayal she caused. Even her familiar, a mouthy Himalayan named Salt seems to be against her, demanding she trust the very man she destroyed with her life.

A new threat is rising, one which will plunge the world they know into darkness. To defeat an old enemy they must depend on each other and learn to forgive. A tall order and time is running out. Can they let go of the past and embrace the promise of a future or will they lose everything in the ultimate battle between good and evil?

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The Knights Druid: Book Two of The Kinghts of Excalibur

Title: Beloved Wizard 
Author: Shannan Albright 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic, Romance 
Length: 96 pages 
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What’s worse than a pissed off Knight? Colin Hennessy.

Shifter, Knight and quick-tempered Irishman, Colin remembers vividly his past life as Sir Kay. Haunted by the woman he once loved and lost, he has spent his lives searching for his lost love to no avail. Now Arthur is back and his life once again is filled with purpose. Joined by a common goal, he lives only to protect Arthur and his fellow Knights from the twisted, black magic of Mordred.

Juliet Boyd moves among societies rich and pampered, but she holds within her a terrible secret. One Vance Hollister is determined to exploit. Mordred is back in a new skin, now as Vance Hollister and the old evil is alive and well.

Colin and Juliet are unprepared for the flare of attraction that ignites between them from across a moonlit parking lot. Dare she open herself and expose her cursed gift? Can he save Juliet from Vance’s twisted manipulations or will he lose his second chance at love? A showdown between good and evil is coming to a head with Colin and Juliet right in the middle.

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Beloved Wizard: Book One of The Knights of Excalibur

Title: Beloved Wizard 
Author: Shannan Albright 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic, Romance 
Length: 70 pages 
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Merci Tramaine is not happy to be called back into service by her old boss Arthur, especially when she is charged to find her missing ex-lover. Drake Monroe is Merlin reincarnated. With his powers bound by the Goddess Nimue, he has become a skilled fighter, but is no match for Nimue who kidnapped him, determined to destroy him forever.

The bloodline of Morgan Le Fey taints Merci, keeping her on the edge between light and dark. The goddess’s wicked trap springs shut, leaving both Drake and Merci racing against the clock. Passions ignite once again, but are they too late to plan a future or will they be torn from each other? This time for eternity.

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Interview with Shannan Albright, Author of the Knights of Excalibur Series

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I am a California girl born in Whittier. I’m now living in Las Vegas, NV

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say?

The Kings Lady is my recent release. In a nutshell it’s about second chances, holding onto love with both hands and building a foundation of trust and respect.

I love reading the warnings on the blurbs for many books. If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?

Warning: Approach writers study with extreme caution and avoid sudden movements. Do not feed the writer unless it is dark chocolate, nor stick your fingers through the doors opening. Amputation may occur. 

What does your protagonist think about you? Would he or she want to hang out with you, the author?

I can see Gwen coming over for tea and a tarot reading, which would digress to chocolates, wine and discussing the…um the obvious merits of our partners in bed. J

Which character speaks the loudest, to you? Do any of them clamour to be heard over the others?

Gwen has always been the loudest voice of all of them. Since the day I started the series she was pacing in my head waiting for her book. She had a lot to say about how maligned she has been over the years and we both wanted to have the chance to get her side out there.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I have not really thought of having a particular style, others tell me my stories tend to be fast paced with a touch of snarky.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

There is more than one side to every story.

Where do you see yourself in five (5) years?

Writing wonderful books the readers want. I do have a business plan for acquiring an agent and hope for a book deal with one of the bigger publishing houses.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Somewhere warm like the Bahamas, where I can just walk out to the beach from my back door. Ah, heaven.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

It would be JR Ward. I love the way that woman writes!

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

I prefer paperbacks, but it’s easier for me to handle eBooks these days, since the Arthritis in my hands is getting worse, I would rather use them for writing than holding a book.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

< p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 6pt">More Paranormal, I have two different books I’m working on that are the first books in a series.  I am also working on a historical paranormal right now and if it’s received well there will be more historicals like it coming.

What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ?

Believable characters you can empathize with and a good end of chapter hooks help. But you really need to also have a solid, believable plot. Even in Paranormals there are rules than need to be followed and if you break them it needs to be explained in the book. 

Have you ever suffered from a "writer’s block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?

I found having other WIP’s to work on helps to get me out of my head enough to figure out the problem. I also use oil painting to work out my stories so if one don’t do the trick the other will.

What was your favourite chapter (or part) to write and why?

I love writing the last third of the book, everything is coming to a head and things are looking grim. The action is fast and the build-up to the final confrontation is pretty intense. This is when surprises I’m not even aware of happens. Then I have to go back and put in some foreshadowing in the first half to make the change believable.

Have you ever read a book more than once?

I have to wait a few years before I can re-read a book I’ve already read. I have great recall and can remember the book in vivid detail after the first chapter.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/ paperback/ hardcover)?

Lover at Last by JR Ward and it’s eBook.

Are there any new Authors that have seized your interest and why?

Clare Ashgrove is awesome. Her series Curse of the Knights Templar is truly outstanding work. Caris Roane, in three words – Vampires in Kilts, her world building is incredible and draws you in right away.

Do you write under a pen name?

I write under Shannan Albright. I put my married name as my first and my maiden is my second. Thought it would be easier for me to remember and answer to this way.

What are your pet peeves?

Drivers who cut you off, people who have no consideration toward others, someone who lies to me.

Cats or dogs?

Both. I’m a huge animal lover.

White wine or red?

Rose or white.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee when I get up and tea in the afternoon.

Favourite food?

It’s a tossup between dark chocolate and cheesecake. Now if you put the two together….Oh, boy. But it HAS to be the dark semi-sweet chocolate.

Laptop or desktop for writing?


Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

Into my study.

One of your favourite quotes –

No matter where you go, there you are. From Buckaroo Bonsai

List 3 of your all time favourite books?

Gone with the Wind, Acheron, Dark Lover

List 3 of your all time favourite movies?

Young Frankenstein, All About Eve, Little Women

An actor you have a crush on –

Jay Bunyan from the CW Beauty and the Beast. Sigh, those abs…

What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?

Grim is addictive for me. Just love things that go bump in the night.

Growing up she was the dreamer in her family, something not always thought of as a positive thing. As a child she would draw and build stories around her pictures, so writing was a natural extension for her. Recently a family member told her that from now on she would encourage those dreamers she knew. Stating with hard work and focus dreams can come true. Shannan Albright is proof that dreaming can be a positive thing. When not writing she spends her time between oil painting and reading. She loves writing paranormal, urban fantasy, historical and fantasy romances because of the world building and rich characters she finds. She loves dark, edgy heroes and heroines overcoming impossible odds internal and external.

She is a "hopeful" Romantic who believes a healthy relationship built on respect and a strong partnership is the key to a happy ever after.

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