Review: ONE BITE TO PASSION by MaryLynn Bast

Title: One Bite To Passion
Author: MaryLynn Bast 
Series: The Haven, #1 
Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing 
Genre: Paranormal, Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 15th 2014
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Paige never imagined accepting a job assignment in Japan would be a major turning point in her life. Even though she is married, her attraction to Casey ignites fires she’d thought long burned out. When her husband shows up, she is drawn into a war between two vampire covens. She must fight to save her life and that of the man she loves.

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5 Drops Review: Stuck in Oz by Andrew Grey

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Title: Stuck in Oz
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Tales from Kansas, #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30th 2014
Length: 176 pages / Novella
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When Jeremy and Petey’s mother died, their house was taken to pay the debts she left behind, leaving them homeless. Afraid Petey will be put in foster care, they have no one to turn to but their Uncle Milt, so they pack up Jeremy’s beat-up car and leave San Diego for Wamego, Kansas.

They arrive in the middle of a snowstorm and stop at the local diner to contact their uncle, where they meet Nate. Nate and his aunt help them contact Uncle Milt, and he agrees to help.

Jeremy and Nate hit it off quickly, but Jeremy runs when he’s made to believe their new home isn’t permanent. Nate goes after him, finds him, and convinces him that he’s wanted. However, just as Jeremy and Nate begin to trust each other, Petey’s estranged father appears and threatens to tear Jeremy’s new life and fledgling family apart.

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5★ Review: A COURAGEOUS RIDE by Andrew Grey

Title: A Courageous Ride 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary, Western, Romance
Series: Bullriders, #3
Release Date: March 31st 2014
Length: 204 pages / Novel
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Aspiring orchestra conductor Marshall is exhausted after months of auditions without a single job offer. Marshall’s friend, Terry, recommends a change of scenery and points Marshall in the direction of a dude ranch run by former bull rider Indigo Santana. Marshall is understandably skeptical, but his friend is convincing, and Marshall needs a break, so he agrees to go.

Indigo captures Marshall’s attention but leaves him confused. Indigo’s confidence is shot after an injury ended his rodeo career, and he walks with a slight limp. He hasn’t been anywhere near a bull since he was hurt, and he’s not the most accommodating host. After all, the only reason he keeps guests is because his family ranch is all but bankrupt.

Marshall’s attraction doesn’t go unanswered, which leaves him with a huge dilemma. He’s torn between the possibility of love, something he’s searched for all his life, and the career he’s worked toward for as long as he can remember, which is miles away. From his side of the fence, Indigo doesn’t see how the ranch could ever be enough.

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5✯ Review: LOVE COMES HOME by Andrew Grey

Title: Love Comes Home 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Series: Senses series, #3
Release Date: March 7th 2014
Length: 200 pages / Novel
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When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.

Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened—Davey can no longer see.

With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.

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5✯ Review: ONE GOOD DEED by Andrew Grey

Title: One Good Deed 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 10th 2014
Length: 200 pages / Novel
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Luka Krachec immigrates to the United States to find his cousin dead and his cousin’s wife hospitalized after a terrible accident. He meets Peter Montgomery at the funeral. The American seems nice and captures Luka’s attention when he offers to help him with his English.

Peter has spent most of his life believing he shot his father at age six, and his family uses his regret and overwhelming guilt to keep him under their proverbial thumbs. Peter does his best to make up for what he did by helping others, and agreeing to help Luka with his English yields something amazing when they hit it off.

When Peter opens up to Luka about what happened when he was a child, Luka senses some holes in the story and suspects Peter needs some help, so he approaches the head of the psychology department at the college where he works. Neither expects to open a long-barricaded door to secrets, denial, and family manipulation.

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5 Drops Review: DUMPED IN OZ by Andrew Grey

Guess what I have for you today? Yep, that’s right, it’s Release Day for Dumped in Oz! Below you’ll find my review and a short excerpt, but a few days ago I posted the entirety of chapter one HERE, so check that out too. Oh, and if you want to stalk him a little extra, there’s a fan group on Facebook called All The Way With Andrew Grey you can check out.

 

Title: Dumped in Oz
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Tales from Kansas, #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 15th 2014
Length: 164 pages / Novella
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Because of an opportunity he’d be a fool to turn down, Lyle Powers transfers to his company’s warehouse in central Kansas. The last thing he expects is to meet another gay man in the small town, let alone one who captures his interest.

Roger Kypers is a recovering alcoholic with a twelve-year-old daughter he only gets to see for part of the summer. Neither Lyle nor Roger is looking for a relationship, and they fumble at the start, yet emotions build as Roger shows Lyle the landmarks of Oz.

But when Roger’s wicked witch of an ex-wife threatens to take his daughter away for good if he doesn’t act “normally,” he’s faced with the challenge of letting her get away with it, or fighting to accept himself and standing up for what he knows is right.

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5 Star Review: CROSSING DIVIDES by Andrew Grey

Oh, and it’s on sale (25% off) at DSP, now thru December 21st!

 

Title: Crossing Divides 
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 20th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Suspense, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Carter Hopkins is on a mission. He has already written about the conflict in Syria, but is determined to go even deeper. With his editor’s help, he joins a band of freedom fighters led by Jalal. But it is Jalal’s brother, Nemat, who draws Carter’s attention. Nemat has left the family olive grove to join his brother in fighting the Syrian government in Aleppo. When Carter saves his life and is declared an honorary member of the family, Nemat couldn’t be happier, even though he knows his family will never understand his true interest in Carter.

Carter and Nemat say their goodbyes after the end of the assignment. Carter’s stories garner a lot of attention, but he can’t stop thinking of the man he left behind. Then rumors of the use of chemical weapons give Carter another chance at a story, and he jumps at it. But much has changed in Syria, and any chance of getting Nemat out of harm’s way seems more impossible than ever. 

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Review: INSIDE OUT by Andrew Grey

Today is Release Day for the newest book by Andrew Grey, and I have to tell you, it’s a wonderful read! Inside Out is a bit different in all the best ways, and in the vein of such works as Taken and Stranded, has a bit more grit than some of his others. . . Oh, and it’s on sale (30% off) at DSP, now thru Nov 30th!

Take a moment to check out the great excerpt and my full review below.

 

Title: Inside Out
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 25th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Former mercenary Bull Krebbs now heads up security at his nightclub in Harrisburg, PA. Working the door night after night, he’s seen it all. Though tough on the outside, he’s a little hurt that people find him unapproachable. Then he pulls a cute twink out of line to perform a random search, and he’s surprised when the guy giggles and squirms.

Zach Spencer, graphic artist, twink, and seriously ticklish, isn’t intimidated by Bull. He’s in awe, and when Bull saves Zach from being trampled on the dance floor, Zach finds his inspiration for the superhero in his graphic novel.

Soon Zach wants more and makes his move by asking Bull on a date. Though small, he has a backbone of steel. He’ll need it—their happily ever after is thwarted at every turn, including by Bull’s interloping mother showing up unannounced and enemies from Bull’s past threatening to pull him to the other side of the world.

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Release Day Review: BIOCHEMISTRY by Andrew Grey

Today is Release Day for the newest Chemistry book by Andrew Grey, and I have to tell you, it’s a true delight! If you loved Organic Chemistry, then Biochemistry is a MUST READ.

Take a moment to check out the great excerpt and my full review below!

 

Title: Biochemistry
Author:
Andrew Grey
Series: Chemistry, #2 
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 9th 2013
Genre: M/M, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 158 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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When his college biochemistry class turns out to be much more difficult than star quarterback Freddy Samuelson imagined, his lab partner, Kurt Maxwell, agrees to help. They’re very different: a rich kid athlete and a hardworking openly gay scholarship student. But Kurt slips past Freddy’s defenses, and little by little—despite Freddy ignoring his own sexuality in the past—Freddy realizes he wants to get to know Kurt, especially when Kurt helps him through more challenges than their science class. But it isn’t long before rumors begin to fly, and the obstacles Freddy will face may block him from both the future he planned on and the future he didn’t know he wanted.

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A DARING RIDE by Andrew Grey: Release Day Review and Giveaway

Today I have something extra special! Not only will you find an excerpt and review below, but Andrew Grey has offered one lucky commented a free copy of his newest! How cool, right? Please take a moment to read, enjoy, and leave Andrew a little note (hint: he actually stops by and responds to commenters 😉 )

 

Title: A Daring Ride
Author:
Andrew Grey
Series: The Bullriders, #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 16th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Western, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Simon “Frizz” Frizzell sneaks away to the rodeo on weekends, and it’s not until after he wins a buckle that he tells his parents about his bull-riding. He knows they won’t approve of his choice of sport, but his parents own a Christian bookstore, and he couldn’t possibly tell them the whole truth: he’s gay. And so are some of his rodeo friends, like Dante and Ryan, and Jacky—a young man he wishes could have been more than a one-night stand. When Simon sets his sights on his dreams, he finds work with Dante and Ryan, and bumps into Jacky on the job.

Jacky Douglas is a rodeo fanatic, plain and simple. He loves the ride, and he loves the cowboys. He fell hard for Frizz when they met, and theirs was a one-night stand made in heaven. When they meet again, Jacky thinks it’s a stroke of luck. Frizz takes some convincing, but once he’s on board, they begin a relationship. The fledgling romance faces a challenge when news of it travels all the way to the one place Frizz doesn’t want it to go: his parents’ bookstore.

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