Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Savour by irisadler

Savour by irisadler

Alec never particularly paid much attention to what he ate or the art of enjoying good food, but then he met Magnus, who opened up his world, and senses, to the incredible sensuality of food.

As a foodie, I definitely enjoyed this one shot. It's not often that someone takes the time to really describe the nuances of various foods and I really appreciated isisadler taking the time to show Alec, and readers, just how sexy a good meal can be, especially when you share it with someone you love. Give this quick read a try! It'll have your mouth watering in more ways than one. 😉

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Monday, July 9, 2018

Cover Reveal: Adam's Trial by JM Wolf


COVER REVEAL


Book Title: Adam’s Trial (Trials in Abingdon Book Two)

Author: JM Wolf

Cover Artist: Rue Volley

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Genre/s: Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, May/December, Contemporary



Blurb

“Sometimes, facing your personal trial could be a life or death situation. Do you have the courage to overcome the obstacles in your life before time runs out?”

Determined to protect his older brother’s wedding, professional chef Jerrick Ramhart makes a deal with his cruel, homophobic parents. One that involves keeping his true desires locked away and deceiving his brother Gerard and his new family in Abingdon. In exchange, his parents agree to leave Gerard and his fiancé Jace alone. Jerrick doesn’t mind the sacrifice, just as long as Gerard gets the happily ever after he deserves. What he doesn’t expect is a fateful encounter with a wild, red-headed pop star. An encounter that threatens to expose Jerrick’s secret life.

Recording artist Adam “Adam Love” Walker is known for living his life the way he wants. Doing and saying whatever he wants and not caring who likes it. Why shouldn’t he? After all, Adam isn’t sure when his life will suddenly come to an end. But after an unforgettable night with a sexy chef, Adam starts singing a different tune. Jerrick is everything Adam wants in a man, but what’s the point of being in a relationship if he can’t promise Jerrick forever?

What happens when polar opposites with secrets cross paths in the most unexpected way? Adam begins to show Jerrick what it’s like to be free, and Jerrick is slowly showing Adam what life has to offer him. As stubborn as these two are, will they learn to accept each other before one of them checks out forever?

TRIGGER WARNING

This book contains sexual adult content, mental and physical health issues, minor violence, and talks of death. 

*This is Book 2 in the series, but can be read as a standalone story - no cliffhangers*

Monday, July 2, 2018

Spooning by Fanatic_weirdo

Spooning by Fanatic_weirdo

Magnus and Alec love to spoon, but who loves being the "little" spoon most?

This is an adorable, fluffy and very fast read that will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. It's a slice of life one shot that shows our favorite couple during a purely intimate moment with each other. If you're a fan of Malec, I definitely recommend that you give this story a try!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Not So Mundane Life For Asmodeus and Magnus by Monmonmoiru

A Not So Mundane Life For Asmodeus and Magnus by Monmonmoiru

Asmodeus loves his son; he has since the day he saved him from a very tragic fate. However, Edom is no place to raise a child, so Asmodeus decides that he and Magnus will blend in with the mundane world so Magnus can have a real childhood. What happens when the Shadow World starts to reveal itself and Magnus finds out that his father is not the mild-mannered man he's always known, but a High Warlock AND Prince of Hell!?!?

This is such a charming and delightful story. I loved how much Asmodeus loved his son, and their interactions as Magnus grew up were a joy to watch. Be sure to pay close attention to when a certain tall, dark and handsome Shadowhunter enters their lives. Please give this wonderful, quick read a try! You won't be disappointed.

~ M

artwork credit: Hobaen

Friday, June 15, 2018

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: My Anti-Marriage (My Anti Series #3) by DJ Jamison


Length: 40,000 words approx.

Buy Links
Amazon US | Amazon UK

My Anti Series
My Anti Valentine (Book #1) - Amazon US | Amazon UK
My Anti Boyfriend (Book #2) - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb
Can one drunken night in Vegas and a pair of wedding rings lead to a happily ever after?

Love has never been a good bet for Chris, so going on a Vegas wedding trip for his friends is bittersweet. Especially when Ant, the last man to break his trust, is suddenly along for the ride. Which explains why Chris wakes up in his hotel room with the mother of all hangovers. Not so much why Ant is in his bed ... or worse, wearing a matching wedding band.

Ant invited himself on a Vegas trip, gambling on a second chance with the man who got away. He never dreamt he'd be the one with a wedding ring on his finger, but if their predicament gets Chris talking to him again, he'll make the most of it.

Between keeping their secret from friends and trying to figure out what really happened that first crazy night in Vegas, passions ignite. If they can hold on to their fresh start, maybe the Vegas motto doesn't have to hold true: What happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay there.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Antimatter by lacheses

Antimatter by lacheses

Alec is healed, Jace is safe and Lilith has been defeated. All seems right in the world except for the fact that Magnus has lost an integral part of himself and no one seems to understand the gravity of the situation. It's difficult not to let anger, resentment and apathy seep into his psyche, but while everyone else can go on with their seemingly normal lives, Magnus is left to figure it out. Alec tries to help, but he's still too preoccupied with his parabatai and, frankly, Magnus doesn't need or want his pity. How will Magnus survive in a world he feels left him behind?

All I can say is WOW! This is, hands down, one of the best stories of the year, and it's still in its beginning stages. Lacheses describes the storm of emotions swirling through Magnus' head with stunning clarity and depth. This is not for the faint of heart or those who do not like angst. It's painful. You will want to reach through your screen, wrap Magnus up in your arms and take him away so that he is always safe and loved. I don't believe this story will be nothing but angst, but it's lovely to see Magnus express his true frustration and anger for a change. He's always so composed, but in this story you will see him run the gamut of emotions as he deals with his new way of life. I highly recommend this story!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Shoes & Ties/Lumber & Law/Forever & Always by Jena Wade


Shoes & Ties
This is a pleasant opposites attract story. It's relatively uncomplicated and a very easy read. I really liked Ashten and his family, but it took a while to warm up to Trent. He seemed a little over-the-top with his judgments, but some of the reasoning behind that is eventually revealed. If you're in the mood for a sweet story with little angst, this is the book for you!

                                                                      3.5 stars



Lumber & Law
In this sequel to Shoes & Ties, we now focus on Ashten's twin brother, Jesse. I really liked Jesse and thought he was a fun character. I felt a little bad for him because everyone seemed to think that he didn't take anything seriously, but I saw him as a successful architect who was excellent at his job, handled the family business very well and was motivated and committed to running marathons on a regular basis. Sure, he sometimes spoke before he thought and cracked jokes, but I didn't see the "class clown" image other characters described. Much like the last book, Troy took a while to warm up to, and his insistence in staying the closet didn't exactly make me like him any faster. However, he and Jesse did have a sweet relationship that was interesting to see develop.

3.5 stars 

Forever & Always
This final sequel consists of a true moment in time, maybe a few days. In this short story, I was very surprised by Ashten's attitude. He was so understanding and patient in Shoes & Ties, but in Lumber & Law his judgemental attitude seemed to sprout, and I was actually alarmed by some of the things he said and the way he reacted to situations in this book. It's as if he and Trent switched places: Trent was much more patient and accepting while Ashten became judgemental and acerbic.

All in all, I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this series. In terms of the writing, the books flowed very well and kept a good pace throughout.



~ M