Sunday, February 14, 2021

New from RJ Scott & V.L. Locey: Valentine's Hearts

 




Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Length: 33,000 words approx.

Owatonna U Series 

Book #1- Ryker - Buy Links
Book #2 - Scott - Buy Links
Book #3 - Beniot - Buy Links
Book #4 - Christmas Lights - Buy Links

Blurb

Will broken hearts replace the wedding they dreamed of?

Ryker's heart has space for three things—his family, hockey, and Jacob. As their wedding grows closer, it seems that nothing can stand in the way of an idyllic celebration, surrounded by friends and loved ones. But things appear to be changing; Jacob is forging a future that might take him away from Ryker, and Ryker alternates between pride and fear when a new man comes into his fiancĂ©'s life. A hockey season from hell has him doubting his life choices, but worse, he's driving Jacob into another man's arms. How has their perfect life suddenly gone so wrong?

Life has certainly thrown many twists and turns in Jacob's path. Most of the goals he’d set for himself as a teenager had to change, but one has remained constant: finding his heart's desire and marrying him. That aspiration was reached when Ryker said, "I do". Planning their wedding was meant to be the best time of their lives, but Jacob unwittingly puts his trust in the wrong man and finds himself in danger. Is their love strong enough to survive the fallout?

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.





USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the othe A sweet story brilliantly written as one would expect from the talented team of RJ Scott and V.L. Locey.




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Ryker and Jacob are complex individuals, very easy to relate to. Their story is very realistic, including the post twist. What's a romance story without a little angst?

However, the authors include characters from previous Owatonna novels with little explanation as to who they are and what their relationship is to Ryker and Ten. I recommend that the other books in the series be read first, in this order:


I give Valentine's Hearts a 4.75 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it.

Nice job, ladies!



Saturday, December 5, 2020

New from Garrett Leigh: Angels in the City


 


Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Length: 63,000 words approx.

Blurb

A fake relationship with a stranger. An office romance with doughnuts and white knights. An addictive arrangement—friends with benefits—fast turns to love.

Jonah Gray is rich, successful, and the most eligible bachelor in the city, according to his mother, at least. But the truth is, despite her efforts to pair him off, he’s fine on his own. All he needs is a date to the Christmas ball.

Sacha Ivanov is a lone wolf, content in the cycle of long days, late nights, and anonymous hook ups, but when a chance encounter in a broken-down lift brings a gorgeous copper-haired CEO into his life, everything begins to change.

As Christmas fast approaches, a favour for a stranger blooms into something more. He doesn’t do second dates or relationships. But for kind-hearted Jonah, his angel in the city, he might just change his mind.

Angels in the City is a Christmas themed MM friends-to-lovers, forced proximity, office romance. Expect fraught days, steamy nights, and true love built around festive snacks and Christmas trees.


Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.

Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

New from Annabelle Jacobs: A Christmas Break

 

 



Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Length: 54,000 words approx.

Christmas is a time for giving, not lusting after your brother’s best mate.

Finn’s never had the Christmas of his dreams, and this year isn’t shaping up to be much better. Then he rents his spare room out to Jasper, and life begins to look up.

Laid back Jasper is nothing like Finn expects. He’s hot, sweet, and easy to talk to. Finn could easily fall for him. But, he’s his brother’s best friend. He’s off limits, and Finn would never break that sacred rule...right?

Jasper’s carried a torch for his best mate’s brother for years. Living with him sparks an old flame to light, and the more time they spend together, the brighter it burns. Finn is gorgeous and kind. He’s everything Jasper has ever wanted.

But he’s also scarred by old wounds, and reluctant to let his guard down again. Friendship blooms, and for a short while, it’s enough. But the fire between them is undeniable. Finn can fight it as much as he likes.

He won’t win.

A Christmas Break is a festive MM romance. Expect: a swoony best friend’s brother, old friendships that fast turn to love, sweet roommate romance, and lots of naughty rescue cats.


Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end. 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AJacobs_fiction
Website – www.annabellejacobs.com
Email – ajacobsfiction@gmail.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ajacobsfiction 

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Monday, November 30, 2020

New from Jay Northcote: Men in Love

 




Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh

Blurb

Can a fake relationship between best friends turn into the real thing?

After years of estrangement from his parents, Nick is finally going home for Christmas, but not without backup. He wants moral support, so his best friend and flatmate, Jackson, agrees to pretend to be his partner so he can go with him.

It’s easy for Jackson to be convincing when his feelings for Nick are as genuine as ever. He put his crush on the back burner long ago, but acting out a role he’d love to play for real is harder than he imagined. Holding hands, kissing under the mistletoe, even sharing a bed for the sake of the charade... He can’t help wondering what he’s let himself in for, and whether his heart can take it.

Emotions run high as Nick grapples with family issues, and the sexual tension between him and his best friend becomes difficult to ignore. But if he and Jackson give into the temptation to be fake boyfriends with benefits over the holiday, what will it mean for their future as friends once Christmas is over?

Contains: best friends to lovers, pretend boyfriends, daddy issues, mistletoe, and a happy ending—of course.




Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press.

Website: https://jaynorthcote.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jay_Northcote
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotewriter
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction
Facebook author group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jaysplayground
Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/JN-readers
Jay’s books: http://author.to/JayNorthcote

Friday, November 13, 2020

Review tour: Gifts for the Season, a Winter & Christmas MM Charity Anthology from several best-selling authors

 

 



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Cover Design: Meredith Russell


Length: 157,000 words


All proceeds donated to The Trevor Project - you can find out about the wonderful things they do here


RJ Scott - Single Dad Christmas - It would be a Christmas miracle if he loved me back.⁣⁣⁣
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Annabeth Albert - Must Be Santa - Tis the season for Operation Christmas Papa!⁣⁣⁣
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Joanna Chambers - The First Snow of Winter - Christmas Eve, 1814: a maimed war hero and the childhood friend he almost kissed five years earlier are trapped together by the first snow of winter⁣⁣⁣
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Eli Easton - Twelve Days of UPS - What happens when your Secret Santa is less intriguing than the delivery man who brings the gifts?⁣⁣⁣
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Suki Fleet - Sometimes, Always - When Echo’s Christmas Eve surprise for Peri goes a little sideways, it turns into a night they’ll both remember for the best reasons, for always.⁣⁣⁣
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Lane Hayes - Out For The Holidays - Good Things Happen When You’re Out for the Holidays!⁣⁣⁣
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Annabelle Jacobs - Driving Home For Christmas - A road trip, snowstorm, and only one big bed at the Inn…⁣⁣⁣
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Alex Jane - Homestead for the Holidays - Alone in a cabin in snowy Nebraska for Christmas⁣⁣⁣
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Amber Kell - A Santa for Trin - Everyone needs a bit of Christmas magic.⁣⁣⁣
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Garrett Leigh - No Place Like Home - As long as they’re together, love always wins⁣⁣⁣
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V.L. Locey - Dressed In Holiday Style - Can the spirit of Christmas save this budding love affair?⁣⁣⁣
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Clare London - Five Gold Blings - Where Christmas sparkle leads two lonely hearts⁣⁣⁣
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Posy Roberts - Sojourn For Christmas - This year, a place to stay is the best Christmas gift Sawyer could ask for.⁣⁣⁣
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Felice Stevens - The Gift of Forever - What do you get the man who has everything?⁣⁣⁣
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AE Via - An Unworthy Gift - What do the lonely do at Christmas?⁣⁣⁣


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Thursday, November 12, 2020

New from RJ Scott & V.L. Locey: Baby Makes Three (A Christmas Railers Novella)

 




Length: 27,500 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Harrisburg Railers Series

#1 Changing Lines - Buy Links
#2 First Season - Buy Links
#3 Deep Edge - Buy Links
#4 Poke Check - Buy Links
#5 Last Defense - Buy Links
#6 Goal Line - Buy Links
#7 Neutral Zone - Buy Links
#8 Hat Trick - Buy Links
#9 Save The Date - Buy Links

When baby makes three, Christmas will never be the same for Ten and Jared.

There's not much that Tennant Rowe hasn't accomplished, and all before reaching thirty. Hoisting the Cup, marrying the man of his dreams, and becoming a spokesman for LGBTQ2+ athletes' rights have filled his world with great joy. While his successes on and off the ice have been beyond his wildest expectations, he's now wondering if it's time to add one more tiny addition to his already wonderful life.

Being a dad to Ryker and marrying Ten are the two of the best things in Jared's life, only something is missing. He always wanted more children, but with Ten and the Railers riding a wave of success, how could he even broach the subject of adoption or surrogacy with the man he loves? Jared would give the moon and the stars to his husband, so when Ten reveals his desire to be a father, they start a journey that will fill their Christmas with a new and special kind of love.



RJ Scott is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 140 romance and suspense novels. From bodyguards to hockey stars, princes to millionaires, cowboys to military heroes to every-day heroes, she believes that love is love and every man deserves a happy ending.

Find RJ here: Amazon | BookBub | Facebook - Also, Never miss a release


USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.



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Baby Makes Three, the latest book in the Harrisburg Railers series is a slight departure from the previous Harrisburg Railers novels.

This book is less about hockey and more about family, which adds real depth to the main characters of Tennant and Jared Madsen-Rowe, who we meet in the first book of the series, Changing Lines.

While it's great to read about Ten's exploits on the ice, Baby Makes Three shows us an entirely different side of Ten. And Jared.

The only thing I didn't like about this book is that there is no information on who the secondary characters, who are part of Ten & Jared's hockey family, are. In my opinion this leaves the reader somewhat in the dark as to who people are unless they've read the other books in the series.

Because of the superb writing and interesting story line I would have given Baby Makes Three a 5 out of 5, but I must give it a 4.5 out of 5 for the reason stated in the above paragraph.

I do recommend Baby Makes Three, but I recommend reading the books in order:

Book 1 - Changing Lines
Book 2 - First Season
Book 3 - Deep Edge
Book 4 - Poke Check
Book 5 - Last Defense
Book 6 - Goal Line
Book 7 - Neutral Zone
Book 8 - Hat Trick (novella)
Book 9 - Save The Date (novella)
Book 10 - Baby Makes Three (novella)

Yes, it's a lot of books, but a worthwhile read.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

New from RJ Scott & Meredith Russell: Gideon

 




Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 45,000 words approx.

Boyfriend For Hire Series

Book #1 - Darcy - All Buy Links
Book #2 - Kaden - All Buy Links
Book #4 (coming April 2021) - Jared - Add to Goodreads

Blurb

A snowy cabin with one bed? That’s only the first step toward Gideon falling in love.

Gideon is too old to be fought over at Christmas by divorced parents who should know better. The prospect of a Christmas on his own is better than having to face either of them. When Rowan hires him for a wintery break in Maine, it seems like a safe choice until his PA’s meddling family shows him something entirely new: Love.

Rowan hiring his boss for a trip back to his moms’ place for Christmas sounded like a good idea at the time. Killing two birds with one stone, he can cheer up Gideon and possibly steal a kiss under the mistletoe. After all, he’s been hiding his attraction to the man for years, and maybe with some Christmas magic, he can help Gideon see what is right under his nose.


RJ Scott is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 140 romance and suspense novels. From bodyguards to hockey stars, princes to millionaires, cowboys to military heroes to every-day heroes, she believes that love is love and every man deserves a happy ending.

Find RJ here: Amazon | BookBub | Facebook - Also, Never miss a release


Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.



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RJ Scott. The name alone should send readers rushing to get this book downloaded onto their eReader. The name RJ Scott is synonymous with awesomely awesome amazing stories.

As with the first two books in the Boyfriend For Hire series, Darcy (book1) and Kaden (book 2) , Gideon is full of amazing, complex, engaging characters and a story line that pulls you into the lives of Gideon and Rowan and won't let you leave until you've read their story from beginning to end.

Gideon is a beautiful love story, but not without some angst. But then again, what love story doesn't have some angst in it? Even some real life relationships have some.

It's always nice to see characters from the first two books appear in this book, tying the three books together.

Gideon can be read as a stand-alone story, but reading the three books in sequence will give the readers a more enjoyable experience.

This leaves me with just one question for Ms. Scott. When will we see Boyfriend For Hire book 4?

5 out of 5 stars and a strong recommendation.