Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mini Blog Tour: The Haunting of Angus Macgregor #Review #Giveaway

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Synopsis

Angus Macgregor has endured a lot in life. Mother passing when he was a small child, he also nursed an ill father to his last breath. But when he loses his one remaining relative, an uncle he’s never met, his existence is turned on its head forever. Bequeathed Clan Gregor Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Angus leaves Australia behind to take on the family business. It’s there he finds more waiting for him than he ever dreamed possible.
Daniel Ramsey is a man with secrets, none more dangerous than the fact that he can see what others can’t. When he meets one particularly handsome Australian, the attraction is immediate. Hesitant to let down his guard, his hand is forced when a former guest of the castle comes calling and attempts to stake a claim on the very man Daniel wants.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31539099-the-haunting-of-angus-macgregor
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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJZHDJG/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KJZHDJG/
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Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01KJZHDJG/




Review

The Haunting of Angus Macgregor is a novella by LJ Harris. The blurb totally caught my attention and I love the dark sexiness of the cover so going in I was very excited.

We have men in kilts, gorgeous castles, and a wonderful story weaved together. The Romeo and Juliet feel is brief but their tragic unattainable whirlwind has happiness in the end.

Angus and Daniel, the MC's, are no doubt attracted to each other. It's a slow burn, a perfect burn. Outstanding characters.

It's a love story and a ghost story. You might think because it's a novella that it seemed rushed but it doesn't. Of course I would have loved to read Angus, Daniel, and firecracker Maggie more, but LJ Harris did a great job balancing.

Her pacing worked extremely well and I think there's no question I will be checking  out her other books.

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About the author

J. HARRIS is a mother, wife, an introvert and author. Her family is her life, her soul, and the very reason she gets out of bed every day. Coming a close second is her writing.
She discovered a passion for putting pen to paper in her later years, jotting down poems in birthday cards for family members.
It was then a spark was lit, and ever since, she hasn’t been unable to switch off the urge to share her stories.
L.J. Harris discovered that as much as experiencing pain, loss and betrayal can be devastating, capturing the feelings of anguish and loss that some of her characters have had to endure without firsthand knowledge would have proved difficult.
L.J. has been previously published and has shared several online stories and looks forward to continuing to share her work.
L. J. Harris can be found at:
Website: http://theworldofljharris.blogspot.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LJHarrisAuthor?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LJHarrisAuthor
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/heartofdarkess
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/L.J.-Harris/e/B009XVTC06/

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Random Reviews... The Crying Game by Kol Anderson #Review #Giveaway



Author: Kol Anderson
Book: The Crying Game
Self Published
Publication date: August 9, 2014
Length: 110 pages


Reviewed by Meredith



Synopsis

William Davenport can't take the weight of the secret in his life any more. When his brother makes the ultimate sacrifice for their family's legacy and leaves William in the cold, it may just be time to accept the reality that everyone wants him to accept.







Review



This is a very short very depraved story about two brothers in love. Alex and William have been sexual for a long time and when a woman is thrown in between them William doesn’t handle it well at all.

It’s dark, gritty, and taboo! Shockingly it has an HEA which truly was surprising since I don’t think I’ve read a Kol Anderson book where it actually ended happy lol.

That’s okay though. This very quick 30 minute read is great if you like taboo and dark erotica. Keep an open mind and just go with it. That’s the best advice I can give.




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Author Saturday Spotlight: Annabelle Jacobs #Interview #Giveaway


The author of Bitten By Mistake, Chasing Shadows, the Lycanaeris Series, and many other books is our spotlight author this fine Saturday. Her name is Annabelle Jacobs and you should be reading her by now. Today we will take a look at a few of her books, do an interview, and wrap it up with a giveaway. Grab your drink of choice and come chill with us for a bit.









From animosity to searing passion in a lunar cycle… but can their bond survive?

Wolf shifter Nathan Kohl’s pack is his whole life. Arrogant and handsome, he avoids commitment to anything or anyone outside of his pack. He works hard, plays hard, and pursues humans as lovers because there’s little to no chance of him forming a permanent bond. However, when Jared Taylor comes into Nathan’s life, every rule is broken.

After a bad experience, Jared vowed to never get involved with another shifter, no matter how much they got under his skin. Despite being physically attracted to Nathan, who’s all kinds of hot, Jared only sees an arrogant, domineering bastard.

A disastrous case of mistaken identity throws Nathan and Jared together until the next full moon. Forced to spend the next twenty-eight days in close proximity, they can no longer ignore the powerful attraction between them. Passion ignites, and their relationship takes a turn neither of them wanted.

But when the full moon comes, everything might change again.






Jamie Matthews goes to Cornwall to find his missing brother. The police are convinced Michael drowned, but Jamie knows better. No way would Michael swim to his death, especially on a beach with a wicked rip tide. Finding a stranger in his brother’s cottage only deepens his misgivings.

Felix Bergstrom is recently discharged from the British Army. Unable to put the past behind him, he takes an unhealthy interest in old acquaintance and millionaire businessman Karl Weston, hoping to catch him up to no good. Michael’s disappearance adds fuel to Felix’s suspicions. Weston’s clifftop home overlooks the beach where Michael supposedly walked into the sea, but Weston has an alibi for that day.

When Jamie and Felix meet, the physical attraction is instant. Mistrust keeps them from acting on it until finally all their secrets are laid bare. But time isn’t on their side. Before they’re able to work out whether they have a future, danger catches up with them and threatens to put an end to everything.





Twenty years ago the UK’s water supply was contaminated with an experimental pathogen, Lycanaeris, causing widespread panic across the nation. Terrorism was suspected but never proven, and when nothing happened--no epidemic, no unexplained illnesses--the whole episode was written off as an elaborate hoax. But Lycanaeris was selective. Only those of a certain age, and with a specific gene in their DNA were infected. Time would reveal the pathogen’s true nature, when those susceptible grew up Altered.

Daniel is one of thousands forced to hide his altered status by living a quiet life. He’s not like the others, though. Daniel can’t help looking so distinctive or being able to see every altered for what they really are. To those abducting altereds, that skill makes him valuable.

For Jordan, shifting from human to wolf means living under the radar to avoid unwanted attention. Meeting Daniel complicates matters. Daniel’s existence is a threat to Jordan and his friends, but Jordan can’t seem to shake the strange connection between them. When danger threatens, there’s little time for Daniel and Jordan to work out their feelings before lives are at stake.









Interview


Thank you, Annabelle, for being here to talk with me today. It’s a great treat having you. Your latest book Bitten by Mistake was thrilling and I loved it. I have a few questions I’d like to ask you to get to know you and your mind a little better. So, here it goes.



You gravitate toward fantasy and paranormal in both writing and reading. Why and what do you love most about it?


I also read a lot crime and mystery books, but I love the escape that fantasy and paranormal stories provide. Sometimes I just want to forget about real life for a while and reading about a world someone else has created does that for me. I think the possibilities are endless for those types of books, and I love the innovative plot lines and characters that authors create.

That goes the same for writing. Fantasy and Paranormal gives me so much more scope to let my imagination run wild, and I absolutely love giving it free rein.


Who were/are some writers who have inspired your writing? 

I read a lot when I was younger, and still do. Two of my fav authors are Patricia Cornwell and Anne Rice, but I think the writers who've most inspired my writing are the ones I've met since I started being published. I've had a lot of help and constructive feedback from some wonderful authors, I would name them but I'm bound to miss someone out and I'd hate to do that. But the friends I've made in the mm community have given me invaluable advice on all sorts of things: what works, what doesn’t, how to catch readers' attention from the first chapter and how to end a story. My editor is also wonderful and has helped me enormously, I've learnt a lot from her over the past year or so.

If you could turn one of your books into a movie and one into a TV show what two books would you choose?

Ohh, um… let me think. That's a tough question. I think either Chasing Shadows or Bitten By Mistake might make a good film, and I'd choose The Altered Series for a television show.


Do you have a favorite way to celebrate a book launch? 

With Prosecco.
 If I can, I try and meet my bestie and writing buddy Jay Northcote for lunch. It's nice to chat with someone who knows how exciting/nerve-wracking release day is. But at night I always have a glass (or three) of Prosecco.


Can you tell us what you are currently working on? 

I've just finished a ghost/contemp romance which will be out in early October. It's another 80K novel and I can't wait for it to come out. The ghost isn't one of the main characters, but plays a big part in the story. And that's all I can say at this point, but hope to have the blurb and cover available in the next few weeks. After that I'll be working on my Christmas Story and then a sequel to BBM (which I am very excited about.)


What is your most favorite thing about writing?

Hmm… sometimes I love getting my ideas down on paper and the story flows like a dream, and others it's like pulling teeth. But when you see that someone enjoyed reading your story, something you've put your heart and soul into, it is the best feeling. We all have different tastes and not everyone is going to like what I write, but those who connect with my words and get my stories make it all worth it.

Maybe my favourite thing about writing is all the new friends I've made since I started; both readers and writers.

How can your readers follow your career: Twitter, Facebook, Website etc…?

You can find me here…



Fast Fire Questions:

Favorite movie? World War Z
Favorite board game? Not really my thing
Favorite color? Blue
Pizza or Chinese food? Chinese
Outdoors or inside? Outdoors
Winter or summer? Summer
Favorite animal? Cat
Favorite time of day? Afternoon - when I'm done with writing and the kids come home J


Thank you, Annabelle, again for this. I look forward to more great stories from you!




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Friday, August 26, 2016

Release Day Review: Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta #Review #Giveaway




Author: Allison Cassatta
Book: Three Little Words (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: August 26, 2016
Length: 202 pages



Reviewed by Erin




Synopsis

Is it better to keep some secrets locked away?

Matt thought his life was perfect, but he learns there’s no such thing when the man he planned to marry breaks his heart and leaves him holding the pieces. Needing to escape and lick his wounds, Matt heads to New England to spend time on his brother’s lobster boat. A one-night stand proves to him that empty sex does nothing to mend old hurt, and neither does running away.

So when Matt’s best friend, Luke, a firefighter, is seriously injured, Matt steps up, even if it means facing bigotry and ignorance. Luke has been hiding his feelings from Matt all their lives, and revealing them after so many years won’t make life easier for either of them. But nothing worth having ever comes easily….


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Review


Normally a best friends to lovers book is one of my favorites. The blurb for Allison Cassatta's novel, Three Little Words, hit all my buttons.

We've got the best friends, a bit of hurt/comfort, a firefighter, and a secret crush that's lasted for more than 20 years. Throw in a cute dog and a broken heart, and this one piqued my interest big time. Unfortunately, the book did not live up to my expectations.

 This book suffers from many faults: a main character who isn't all that likable or sympathetic, a disjointed plot, over the top drama for drama's sake, and choppy writing just to name a few. I wanted to love this book, I really did. The beginning chapter opened up strong and gave me hope but then went downhill from there. It took until at least 65% of the book for Matt and Luke to get together. There was a one night stand for Matt that somehow wound up having the potential to be something serious. Matt's flip flopping between being angry at his ex, Brandon, which I'm still not quite on board with, to his long lived unrequited love for Luke that didn't stop him from sleeping with someone else ... I just couldn't get behind any of Matt's motivations.

Throw in a bizarre and unnecessary mention of a murdered brother which is never brought up again by Matt or his mother or his brother, and this book felt like it was all over the place. I did like Matt's brother, Mark, and Matt's time on the lobster boat was entertaining and different from the norm.

However this wasn't quite enough to save the book and unfortunately, this was a miss for me. But this definitely might be a case of it's me not the book, so if hurt/comfort and best friends to lovers is your thing, give this one a try and see what you think.







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