Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: Controlled Burn by Erin McLellan

controlled burnTitle ~ Controlled Burn 

Author ~ Erin McLellan

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 14th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, New Adult

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Synopsis

At eighteen, Joel Smith’s life fell to pieces. His boyfriend died in a car crash while reading a sext from him, the local newspaper outed them both in the aftermath, and his parents got a divorce. Joel did everything possible to outrun his past: he moved to Oklahoma for college, legally changed his name, and started over.

Since then, he hasn’t let anyone get close—not his classmates, not his roommate, and definitely not his hookups. The strategy has served him well for over three years. Why would he change it now?

But Joel doesn’t plan on the articles about his boyfriend’s death being used as a case study in one of his classes. And he doesn’t plan on Paulie McPherson, who is sweet and giving and fun. In Paulie, he finds a home for the first time in years.

But love isn’t simple, and lies have a tendency to get in the way. Joel must figure out if he’ll allow his grief to rule him, or if his connection with Paulie is worth letting all of his walls come tumbling down.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Release Day Book Brief: Tops Down Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote

TopsDownBU_FINALTitle ~ Tops Down Bottoms Up

Author ~ Jay Northcote

Publisher ~ Jaybird Press

Published ~ 16th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?

Blog Tour: Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell. Includes Exclusive Excerpt.

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We are thrilled to welcome Santino Hassell to Sinfully today as he celebrates the release of his new novel Illegal Contact. Go check it out!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Release Day Review: Out of the Shadows by K.C. Wells

out of the shadowsTitle ~ Out of the Shadows

Author ~ K.C. Wells 

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 15th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?

Release Day Review: Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell

IllegalContact3Title ~ Illegal Contact (The Barons #1)

Author ~ Santino Hassell

Publisher ~ Intermix/ Berkley Publishing

Published ~ 15th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin's timeout is over…

Release Day Book Brief: The Charlatan’s Conquest (A Phantom Fixers Story) by Vivien Dean

charlatans conquestTitle ~ The Charlatan’s Conquest

Author ~ Vivien Dean

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 15th August 2017

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance

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Synopsis

A Phantom Fixers Story

With love and ghosts, the challenge is figuring out what’s real.

Software engineer Cruz Guthrie needs money for his sister’s cancer treatments. He needs it so badly he’s willing to stand in for a ghost hunter friend and investigate a millionaire’s supposed specters. It should be an easy gig—after all, nobody thinks the haunting is real.

Neurological researcher Brody Weber is furious that Cruz would take advantage of Brody’s father. But his mind changes when spirits manifest—and he realizes Cruz genuinely wants to help. When they learn the paranormal activity centers on Brody, Cruz is willing to fight to free Brody from the entities determined to make his life miserable. With a little help from friends and family—both living and dead—they must figure out why Brody is attracting spirits and how to banish them. Only then can they pursue a future together.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: Preacher, Prophet, Beast (A Tyack and Frayne Mystery #7) by Harper Fox

f091387c1641d498d07eb8fb8c4b9ebf1f95a5a0Title: Preacher, Prophet, Beast

Author: Harper Fox

Published: 20th April 2017

Genre: Mystery / Paranormal M/M Romance

Rating:

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Synopsis

This is the seventh book in the Tyack & Frayne Mystery series.

Lee would gladly trade all his psychic gifts for a chance at ordinary life with his husband and his little girl. Three years into their marriage, they’re settled in their new home – but the House of Joy can’t shield them from an oncoming threat with the power to uproot their whole world.

Lee can’t define it further, and even his beloved Gideon can’t unmask a monster with no face at all. Gideon is mired in problems and secrets of his own as he struggles to adjust to his new rank and the complexities of plainclothes police work with CID, and for once the devoted Tyack-Frayne partnership is failing to communicate.

Turbulent times in the world at large reach deep into the Bodmin heartland, and the village of Dark is without its guardian constable. More than Lee and Gideon can possibly know has been depending upon their rapport, and as the summer rises towards the longest day, a new and unfathomable kind of Beast is afoot on the moors...

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MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

PicMonkey Image As M/M Reviewers, between us we have read thousands of m/m romance novels over the years and we would like to share our favourites with you, those reads that have been 4+ stars for us. So every Monday we bring you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have four great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Lisa Henry, J.A. Rock, N.R. Walker, Harper Fox and Mark Wildyr. Don’t forget you can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

☆ New Releases Weekend Giveaway ☆ 5 Winners ☆ 48 Hours to Enter ☆

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If you want to keep up to date with the new releases… click here or on the New Releases tab, on the menu bar, underneath the blog banner, to see the latest posts.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Release Day Review: The Long and Winding Road (Bear, Otter and the Kid Chronicles #4) by TJ Klune

long and winding roadTitle ~ The Long and Winding Road (Bear, Otter and the Kid Chronicles #4)

Author ~ TJ Klune

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 11th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis


Sequel to The Art of Breathing

Family is not always defined by blood. It’s defined by those who make us whole—those who make us who we are.

And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they’ve never been before.

There’s a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to go.

There’s a phone ringing, bringing news they do not expect.

There’s a brother returning home after learning how to stand on his own.

As these moments converge, all of their lives will change forever.

Beginning in Bear, Otter, and the Kid and continuing in Who We Are and The Art of Breathing, TJ Klune has told a saga of family and brotherhood, of love and sacrifice. In this final chapter, the events of the past pave the long and winding road toward a future no one could have imagined.