Release Day Review: A WILD RIDE by Andrew Grey

Title: A Wild Ride 
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre: Contemporary, Western, M/M, Romance, BDSM/Kink 
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 8th 2013 
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Dante Rivers just lost the rodeo by two one hundredths of a point: he’s frustrated as hell, needs to get laid, and he knows just where to go. That night he meets Ryan Abbott and catches his eye—Ryan watched the rodeo and is still riding high on the rush. The chemistry between them ignites, but Dante, unable to deal with complications, leaves while Ryan’s asleep.

Ryan figures he’ll never see Dante again, but they’re fatefully reunited when Dante’s grandfather, Hy, hires Ryan to help straighten out some old investments. The attraction between Ryan and Dante still sizzles. Sex slowly turns to more, but obstacles abound: Hy’s failing health, Dante’s homophobic sponsor, an attack on Ryan, and Dante’s own struggle with his identity. Any one thing would be enough to separate them permanently… unless they both decide to hang on for the wild ride.

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SINS OF THE UNDEAD PATRIOT by a.c. Mason

Title: Sins of the Undead Patriot
Author:
a.c. Mason
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: October 8th 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Zombie, Apocalypse, Erotic, Romance
Length: 306 pages
Source: eARC provided in exchange for honest review 
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To save the President, Vaihan must trust the woman who betrayed him.

Vaihan Louchian, Ancient Zombie and Special Advisor to the President, dabbles in contracts for Homeland Security in Washington DC, the only remaining demilitarized zone. His latest mission: to seduce delectable Leera Waltz so he can take down her boyfriend Rowley, leader of the anti-zombie terrorist movement. Vaihan and the President work the Bill of Undead Rights through the Senate, but terrorist attacks rise. The futures of the living and undead are in jeopardy, and Ms. Waltz is not all she seems. Vaihan can’t help being more interested in rescuing her than in his assignment. Any human female who’s willing to put up with the complications of lovemaking with him and his bouts of OCD is worth the hassle.

Vaihan is powerful, intelligent and kind. So not what Leera expected of an undead. When she’s forced to betray Vaihan, she knows he will never understand. She must return to Rowley, and slips deeper into the city’s dark underworld. Then Vaihan’s suspected in an assassination attempt against the President, and Leera has to find the courage to do what’s right and save him, or lose not only Vaihan and the leader of the free world, but her heart and soul.

WARNING: Questionable sexual situations that will disturb some readers, such as abuse, bondage and drug use. Graphic violence and sex, including taboo play. M/F. M/F/M. M/M. And the sexiest undead civil servant you’ll ever meet.

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Release Day Review: HEAT UNDER FIRE By Andrew Grey

Title: Heat Under Fire
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: A By Fire Spinoff
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 27th 2013
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Length: 122 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Justin Briggs can shout out directions all day on his job as a traffic cop, but put him in front of a hot guy, specifically firefighter Rock Sparks, and he clams up.

Rock finds Justin confusing. While saving a busload of children hanging off the edge of a highway overpass, the cute rookie is cool and confident. But when Rock tries to chat him up, he stutters and chokes. Frustrated, Rock teases Justin, and boy, is his temper hot.

Though Rock and Justin share a steamy kiss, Justin keeps his distance, still tongue-tied. Then, when Justin is injured on the job, Rock takes him to the hospital, and some of the barriers start to crumble. But getting his enigmatic sweetheart to open up brings up more questions about Justin’s past.

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4.5 Drops Review: WOMBSTONE by Jessica Roscoe

Title: Wombstone
Author: Jessica Roscoe
Series: A Vampireland Novel, #1 
Genre: Paranormal (Warning Mature Readers)
Publisher: Indiana Ink Publishing
Release Date: March 1st 2013
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Mia Blake wasn’t the first girl that was taken by the vampires.

She had heard all about the girls who were missing, and even though they were only “missing”, she knew in her heart that those girls were dead.

She felt sad for them, sure. But more than that, she felt glad that they had been strangers – not someone she knew, and certainly not her. Things like that didn’t happen to girls like her.

They always happened to someone else, and that’s why she barely blinked as she made her way across an empty football field, through a deserted parking lot, to meet a fate she had arrogantly assumed was reserved for other people.

She was a stupid girl.

She paid for it.

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Release Day Review: THE FIGHT WITHIN by Andrew Grey

    Good morning, everyone! Today is Release Day for the newest story from Andrew Grey!!! Want to know what a $20 bill, Mr. Grey, and romance inspiration all have in common?

   Below you will find not only the answer to that question but a 5 Drops Review, 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 Within 
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Good Fight, #2
Release Date: March 4th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Western, Romance
Length: 206 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Bryce Morton needs a change of scenery. Since his partner’s death a year ago, he’s become withdrawn and quiet, so his friends, Jerry Lincoln and Akecheta (John) Black Raven, convince him to go camping with them on a Sioux reservation. Though he’s not immediately sure he’s done the right thing, Bryce becomes more interested when he meets Paytah, the man who owns the reservation’s trading post.

Paytah Stillwater’s life is filled with hurt, and sometimes the only thing he has left is pride. After being abused as a child and disbelieved when he spoke up, he has withdrawn into himself—but he can never truly put his past behind him, because the source of his pain still lives on the reservation. Paytah is proud of his heritage and careful with his heart, but when Bryce commits a selfless act of kindness for one of the reservation’s children, the walls around Paytah’s heart begin to melt.

Bryce and Paytah each fight the pain within them. When Paytah’s abuser sets his sights on one of the reservation youngsters, Bryce and Paytah must set their individual fights aside. Finding a way to stop the abuser unites them to fight their way forward—together.

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Review: HER KNIGHT IN BLACK LEATHER by J.M. Stewart w/ Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: Her Knight in Black Leather
Author: J.M. Stewart
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Release Date: January 28th 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Heat: Sensual
Length: 55,000 words
Source: CBLS
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Cat Edwards has spent her life playing the wallflower in an effort to escape the repressive weight of her mother’s tarnished name. Dragged to a bar by her best friend in an effort to forget a broken heart, the shy bookworm is determined to be someone else for the night, but quickly gets in over her head. She discovers chivalry isn’t dead after all when a mysterious stranger comes to her rescue. He’s wearing black leather and a mischievous smile that promises to be exactly what she needs.

When his terminally ill father suffers a setback, Michael Brant returns to the town he swore ten years ago he’d never return to. He’s come back this time determined to make peace with the past, but being home brings up memories he doesn’t want to remember anymore. His first night in town, he’s captured by a damsel in distress. Cat’s beauty is made all the more alluring when he realizes she has no idea who he is. He can’t resist spending a single night in her arms. With her, he’s only a man, disconnected from his family’s name and the past that haunts him here.

As the town erupts with the news of his return, Michael’s dark past comes back to haunt him, putting Cat in danger. Someone is threatening her life and the life of her family. Desperate to keep history from repeating itself, Michael offers her his family’s name in order to keep her safe. When the lie spirals beyond their control, can they stop their hearts from becoming entangled as well?

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♥ New Release ♥ LOVE MEANS… NO LIMIT by Andrew Grey ~ Review & Excerpt

Today I have not only the newest in the love Means… series from Andrew Grey, but an excerpt from the beginning of the book. Below you will find my thoughts on Love Means… No Limit, the excerpt, and a little on the other books in the series. (Don’t forget, Geoff Laughton from the series, just released his own book – a YA titles By The Creek)


Title: Love Means… No Limit 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Love Means…, #9
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Bart van Andren, aka Spider, has been running away from life with a lot of chemical help. When he wakes up in a hospital, he discovers he’s picked up a champion. Duane must see something in Bart no one else ever has, because he finds Bart a job at Laughton Farms, where the people show Bart kindness and patience. He might even kick his drug habit with a little help from his new friends Geoff, Eli, and especially Tyrone.

Tyrone Jackson works at the farm despite the disapproval of his traditional black family, who find it suspicious that he works with gay men. Tyrone knows he’s gay, and until now, he’s kept his home and work lives separate.

Though Tyrone resists his feelings for Bart as long as he can—he’s seen enough of the drug culture to last a lifetime—he can’t deny their attraction forever. But before he and Bart reach for more than friendship, Tyrone has to face his family and Bart has to close the door on his past—a past that could put Tyrone, the farm, and everyone he’s come to care for at risk.

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♥ New Release ♥ BY THE CREEK by Geoff Laughton, 5 Drops Review & Excerpt

Title: By The Creek
Author: Geoff Laughton
Release Day: January 15th 2012
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Gay, Romance
Length: 180 pages
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Soon-to-be high school junior David Harper hates his family’s move to the country. There’s nothing to do, and he misses his friends in the city. But he doesn’t have a choice. His mother’s job is in Mason County now, so David and his mom are too, and he has to make the best of it.

At first, the only redeeming feature of David’s new home is the swimming hole across the field from his house. Then David meets Benjamin Killinger, and suddenly life stops being so dull.

Benjamin is Amish, and cooling off in the swimming hole is one of the few liberties he and his brothers enjoy. A friendship with an English boy is not—but that doesn’t stop him and David from getting to know each other, as long as it’s on the neutral ground by the creek. After David risks his life to save Benjamin’s father, the boys’ friendship is tolerated, then accepted. But before long, Benjamin’s feelings for David grow beyond the platonic. Benjamin’s family and the rest of the community will never allow a love like that, and a secret this big can’t stay secret forever….

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Release Day Review & Excerpt: AN ISOLATED RANGE by Andrew Grey

    Good morning, everyone! Today is Release Day for the newest Range story!!! Don’t forget to leaving Andrew some love (also known as comments, lol) below. And don’t forget to grab yourself a copy!

 

Title: An Isolated Range  
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Range, #5
Release Date: December 3rd 2012 
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Western, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author
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Marty Green has two loves in life: horses and basketball. But suffering a stroke during his first college game throws a wrench in his plans. After months spent in the hospital, recuperating under the zealous care of his overprotective parents, Marty realizes he needs to be on his own, so when he’s offered a job at a ranch owned by his doctor’s good friend, he takes it.

When veterinary assistant Quinn Knepper sees Marty for the first time, his heart nearly stops. He’s smitten, and Marty appears interested though shy. There are just two problems: Quinn’s father wants him to hide his sexuality from the world, and Marty’s Wyoming Senator father is a homophobe with no idea his son is gay—which Quinn learns when the senator proposes an amendment banning gay marriage.

Dealing with two unsupportive families is a heavy burden, but Quinn vows to make it work. Unfortunately, that may mean putting his life on hold while Marty overcomes his emotional isolation—unless, of course, Marty sacrifices his happiness to his father’s political ambition and ends the relationship before it gets started.

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Review & Excerpt: SNOWBOUND IN NOWHERE by Andrew Grey

    Good morning, everyone! Today we have something a little different. Instead of a single book review, I’m reviewing one of the many great stories in the 2012 Advent calendar from Dreamspinner Press. Don’t forget to leaving Andrew some love (also known as comments, lol) below. And don’t forget to grab yourself a copy!

 

Title: Snowbound in Nowhere  
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2012
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Length: 69 pages
Source: Author
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Part of the Dreamspinner Press Advent Calendar

When a funeral calls his friend Martin away, sunbelt resident Chris is left alone in Martin’s cabin in the dead of winter—and in a blizzard to boot. When the power goes out, Chris thinks he’s going to freeze to death. Luckily, Horace drops in to check on him—and then runs out after a few kisses, leaving Chris upset and feeling used. Horace does come back with explanations, but is their time together keeping each other warm enough for them see they belong together? Or are these sudden emotions the product of being snowbound?

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