Wednesday, June 10, 2020

New from V.L. Locey: Love According To Liam






Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Length: 55,000 words approx.

According To Liam Series

Life According To Liam - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Christmas According To Liam - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb

Sometimes it takes a child to remind us that love and family are rarely perfect but an accepting heart can smooth out the imperfections.

Mike Kneller-Mettler’s life has certainly been on the fast track upward since he met his husband, Bryn. Now married for nearly a year to the starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Ravens, Mike’s found himself propelled into a new home, a new career, and a new role as loving spouse. As his baby sister’s wedding approaches, Mike is going to be faced with a couple of monumental decisions that will affect not only his future, but the everyone he holds close to his heart.

Bryn Mettler and his team haven’t had the best ending to their season. Nursing a recurring groin injury, Bryn isn’t quite sure he’s ready for wedding chaos. But, the nuptials are going to go off whether he’s able to dance with the bride or not. Amid the usual insanity that every wedding brings, unexpected guests show up to throw the beautifully planned affair into turmoil. As the adults slip into childish behavior, it might be up to Liam to be the voice of reason.
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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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Book review: Never Say Never by Felice Stevens


Title: Never Say Never
Series: Lost in New York
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2020
One taste leaves them wanting more…
INGREDIENTS:
Francisco “Frisco” Martinelli. Hot and spicy. Beautiful on the outside, dark and damaged on the inside. Handle with extreme caution.
Salvatore “Torre” Rossi. Sweet with a kick of spice. Gentle at first, can become swiftly and irrevocably addictive to the heart.
A RECIPE FOR ROMANCE
One snobby food critic who doesn’t believe in love
One down-to-earth food blogger who does
Add a touch of suspicious brother
A heaping serving of best friend who’s been waiting for this to happen
Blend with secret identities, past hurts, and judgments.
Stir in equal portions of desperate longing, desire, fear, and snarky humor.
Set over open flame, step back, and wait for sparks to fly.
Serve as is for an explosive love story that will leave you with a full heart and a ridiculously happy smile at the end.
 
 
Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. Her characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy, and that includes love.
She lives in New York City and has way too much black in her wardrobe yet can't stop buying "just one more pair" of black pants. Felice is a happily addicted Bravo and Say Yes to the Dress addict and proud of it. And let's not get started on House Hunters. Her dream day starts out with iced coffee and ends with Prosecco, because...why shouldn't it? You can find her procrastinating on FB in her reader group, Felice's Breakfast Club.
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Never Say Never is a different approach to the enemies-to-lovers trope.

All of the enemies-to-lovers novels I've read, the two main characters know each other personally. In Never Say Never, they are internet enemies who eventually meet each other in a way I didn't see coming.

Ms. Stevens did a great job with that part of the story. Well, she did a great job with the entire story, but that particular part is what stuck with me the most.

The way Ms. Stevens portrays Frisco as dark and damaged on the inside is an understatement to say the least. When I read about why he's damaged my reaction was "Holy (expletive deleted)".

With Torre, I think his biggest asset is his integrity and ability to care. We see evidence of his ability to care throughout the story. As far as his integrity goes we see glimpses of it throughout the story, but it really becomes evident towards the end which I feel is a major turning point.

The biggest turning point in the story is the scene where Frisco jumps in to help Mike when the restaurant becomes a major hot spot. What am I talking about? You'll just have to read Nevern Say Never to find out.

I can actually sum everything up in six simple words.

Buy it. Read it. Love it.

Believe me when I say you won't be disappointed.

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars














Thursday, May 21, 2020

Cover reveal: Love According to Liam by V. L. Locey





Release Date: June 8 2020

Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Length: 55,000 words approx.

According To Liam Series

Life According To Liam - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Christmas According To Liam - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb

Sometimes it takes a child to remind us that love and family are rarely perfect but an accepting heart can smooth out the imperfections.

Mike Kneller-Mettler’s life has certainly been on the fast track upward since he met his husband, Bryn. Now married for nearly a year to the starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Ravens, Mike’s found himself propelled into a new home, a new career, and a new role as loving spouse. As his baby sister’s wedding approaches, Mike is going to be faced with a couple of monumental decisions that will affect not only his future, but the everyone he holds close to his heart.

Bryn Mettler and his team haven’t had the best ending to their season. Nursing a recurring groin injury, Bryn isn’t quite sure he’s ready for wedding chaos. But, the nuptials are going to go off whether he’s able to dance with the bride or not. Amid the usual insanity that every wedding brings, unexpected guests show up to throw the beautifully planned affair into turmoil. As the adults slip into childish behavior, it might be up to Liam to be the voice of reason.
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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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday Briefs - Evans Woodworking chapter 38



“You should have seen what happened to me when Ryan first appeared in front of me. I was so shocked I passed out. Actually, it happened twice. Believe me, it’s no dream.”

“But this causality thing. How can he come back and give you meds that make it possible to create the meds in the first place?”

“Trust me, it’s easier just to accept it and not think about it. It’ll fry your brain.”

“Too late.”

“So what do you plan to do now?

“I’m really not sure. I want to have a relationship with him, but I don’t have a clue as to how to make it happen..

“What do you mean, you don’t know how? You’ve been in relationships before, albeit bad ones, but still they were relationships.” Jordan said, raising an eyebrow.

Ethan thought for a moment, trying to figure out the right words to use to describe what he wanted. “You’re talking about everyday normal relationships. How can you have a normal relationship with someone from the future who keeps popping in and out unexpectedly?”

“I see your point. One day at a time, I guess.”

Ethan took in a deep breath and let it out slowly. “Yeah,” he said quietly. “I just never know…”

“Know what, Ethan? Hi, Jordan.”
“When you’re going to pop in and out. What happened just now, Ryan? You disappeared in mid-sentence.”

“Yeah, sorry about that. My jumping back here is breaking a huge law, no interaction with people in the past. I have the travellator control room security system set so that if anyone gets within a hundred feet of either door I get yanked back and have time to run out the other door.”

“Don’t you have some kind of surveillance system or whatever you call it in the future?” Jordan wanted to know.

“We do, but unless there’s a reason to, nobody checks it. If they ever do, I’m in – what’s the expression – deep shit.”

Both Ethan and Jordan snickered over Ryan’s use of the archaic expression, then Ethan turned serious. “What will happen to you if you get caught?”

“Well…” Ryan paused, trying to figure out what he knew would be devastating news. He slid his arm across the other man’s shoulders very gently. “It depends on the mood of the Tribunal. It’s our legal system. Best case scenario is they’ll throw me in jail for the rest of my life, then make it so that we never meet.”

Jordan shuddered. “That sounds harsh.”

Ethan shook his head slowly. “If that’s the best case scenario then I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know what the worst case scenario, like it was death or something.”

Ryan decided to check out the patterns in the rug a few moments before looking Ethan in the eyes. His shoulders slumped and he wished he was not having this conversation. Taking a deep breath and letting it out, he responded in a quiet voice. “That’s exactly what it is. Execution.”

Before anyone could say anything else, Ethan was up and out the door like a shot, Jordan chasing after him, having a pretty good idea what was happening. Ryan stood there a moment, confused before following them.

It wasn’t hard for Jordan to find Ethan. He just had to follow the sound of Ethan’s vomiting. He slid down the wall onto the floor next to him and started petting his hair, Ryan appearing at the bathroom door moments later.

Ethan turned and sat on the floor next to Jordan after rinsing his mouth, which is where Ryan found them.

“Ethan, I’m so sorry. I wasn’t going to lie to you. You deserve the truth.”

Ethan looked up at him, eyes full of tears. “Go. Don’t come back. I’m not worth risking your life over. The future needs you to keep the past intact.” He collapsed against Jordan in huge heart-wrenching sobs.

Ryan put a gentle hand on Ethan’s shoulder. “You are so worth the risk, baby. I promise you I’ll find a way to make it work. I love you. I’ll be back soon. Please take care of him, Jordan.” Before Jordan could respond Ryan hit the button on his beacon and disappeared.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Book review: Forever by Kindle Alexander

Title: Forever
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 6, 2020
Again, Kindle Alexander takes us on a heartfelt journey between two men that share a soul deep connection that one could only wish to have. ~ SIKReviews
Forever is a scorching mm story that gave me all the feels and let me fall in love with the characters. ~Konny Doerbeck, KDRBCK News and Releases
FOREVER is a journey of acceptance, understanding, romance and passion. It is also one of love, a love that will remain Always and Forever. Breathtaking and beautiful ... Robert and Landon are everything. ~ Ria - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Forever, the continuation of the number 1 bestselling novel, Always is coming soon.
Dr. Robert Adams grew up with more advantages than most—the son of a former vice president, he had two loving fathers, a twin sister he adores and wonderfully doting grandparents. Life is good until one afternoon when his dreams flat-line. And no scalpel can repair the guilt and grief he carries with him for the first time in his life.
For Tech Sergeant Landon Russo, determination isn’t just a word, it’s a way of life. Joining the US Air Force allows him to prove his worth, and he takes the values of integrity, service and excellence to heart in every decision he makes. Until on one fateful night, in celebration of a much-deserved promotion, a simple misstep sends his life flying into a tailspin. As both men fight to regain control of their lives, they’ll soon discover fate rules. Will they ignore the signs and risk everything or will they take a chance and trust they're destined to be together...forever? 


Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com
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Hmm... okay, how do I begin to express my thoughts and feelings about Forever? Got it! Seven simple words:

Buy it. Read it. You'll love it.

That pretty much sums it up. I fell in love with Ms. Alexander's brilliant writing the first time I read Double Full, book one of her amazing Nice Guys series.

Ever since then, I've had high expectations, and she has yet to disappoint me. I seriously doubt she ever will.

Hang on for an emotional roller coaster the likes of which I haven't seen in a long time.

The complexity of these characters is incredible. You can't help but want to grab ahold of Robert, hold him and try to convince him to let go of his guilt over a situation he couldn't control. Such is the life in the field of medicine. No matter how skilled and dedicated you are, the tragic truth is that you can't save them all. The fact that Robert couldn't save his fathers puts him in a tailspin, one that only  the injured Landon can pull him out of.

Having been in the Air Force myself, I can really identify with Landon.  Ms. Alexander describes him as determined. I describe him as stubborn. I know I'm the same way, but not quite as intense. To me, his determination is exactly the thing he needs to draw Robert into his world and keep him there.

Forever is the second book in the Always & Forever series. You don't need to read the first book, Always, but I highly recommend it as it will give you even more insight to Robert's character which, in my opinion, is integral to the story.

I STRONGLY suggest you have a couple boxes of Kleenex handy. You'll need them as you read this engrossing story.

5 out of 5 and highly recommended

What's next for Robert and Landon?