Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Morning My Angel by Sue Brown

Morning My Angel - Sue Brown

Author: Sue Brown

Release Date: September 29 2016

Length: 265 pages


Blurb

Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path. 

He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse. 

Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.

Book Review: Very Late Blooming by Hayden Hunt

Gabe lives a very solitary life. He recently suffered the loss of his beloved grandmother, who was the only real family he had. To stave off his loneliness, Gabe buries himself in his work as an office manager at a dental office.

Oliver lives life to the fullest and tries to make the best out of every situation. He finds a creative outlet by working at his parents' floral shop, but is also intrigued by his quiet, somewhat standoffish new neighbor.

I found this story to be quite enjoyable. Oliver is a ray of sunshine who is an absolutely adorable character. Gabe, on the other hand, has a lot of emotional baggage he has to sort out, but watching his journey was interesting and realistic. If you're in the mood for a quick read featuring flawed, but inherently good characters, this is the book for you!

3.5 stars
The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Buy Link
Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hung Out to Dry by swirlycloud

Hung Out to Dry by swirlycloud

After Makoto's near-tragic experience during training camp, he's not doing well. Physically he's okay, but he's struggling emotionally and mentally. Haru harbors feelings of guilt, anger and frustration and fears that his best friend is slipping away.

Wow! This story is incredible! It deals with heavy subject matter, but swirlycloud writes it in a way that is engaging, thought-provoking and beautifully emotional. I know we all held our breath during this particular scene in the anime (for various reasons ;p), so it's nice to see what may have happened in the days following. Highly recommended!

~ M

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cover Reveal & GIVEAWAY: Snow & Secrets (Stanford Creek #3) by RJ Scott

Snow & Secrets (Stanford Creek #3) 

 RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott

Author: RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott

Publisher: OmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC

Release Date: November 15, 2016

Length: 50,000 words

Blurb

Secrets could kill him. Will trusting another keep him alive?

Garrett Campbell is a man on the run. Wounded in the line of duty he returns to a town that is the only place he feels safe. When danger threatens to follow him there he has to run; only he appears to have picked up an unwanted guest.

Tyler Hart needs some down time, with the press hounding him after a failed relationship, he is desperate for peace. It seems like Stanford Creek may well be the place to go. After all, it worked for his friend Cody. Unfortunately, his timing is off, and he finds himself on the run with the very sexy Garrett Campbell.

First comes trust, and then comes love. Now they just have to stay alive.

I ❤ Yaoi: Season by Asou Misuaki

Good morning yaoi lovers! This week's feature is Season by Asou Misuaki.

On a cold winter day, a man visits Inose Azuma and his sick mother. Matsuoka Sueji used to work for the Inose family and now works as a lender. He offers much needed assistance to Azuma and his mother. At first, Azuma is suspicious of Matsuoka, but Matsuoka confesses that he is there to return a favor. After seeing that, Azuma slowly becomes attracted to Matsuoka. However, where will Matsuoka draw the line? For two individuals born and raised under different conditions, winter, spring, summer and fall pass between these two.

This is a lovely manga! The artwork is beautiful and the story is quite interesting with its various twists and turns. I highly recommend this manga for any BL lover!

~ M
 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Different Perspectives by peloquine

Different Perspectives by peloquine

Duro doesn't know how to feel about all of his big brother's attention being placed on his new boyfriend.

This is an interesting look at how things could have gone if Duro had lived and eventually met Nasir. Even though this is a modern au, the feelings and emotions remain the same. Many people in the fandom believe that Nasir and Duro would hit it off immediately (I'm one of those people); however, this story shows what would
happen if Duro really didn't like Nasir when he breezed into the German brothers' lives.


Definitely give this story a try! I know you'll enjoy it!

~ M

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Funk by samwhambam

Funk by samwhambam

Oliver's life is comfortable. He has a nice house, a nice husband and a nice life; but he feels empty inside. He's no longer in love with his husband, but also doesn't want to leave him. When a handsome stranger throws his life into a tailspin, Oliver begins to question whether his safe, comfortable life is really all it's cracked up to be.

I've really enjoyed this story so far. It's interesting to watch the dynamic between Oliver and Connor vs. Oliver and his husband, and the author really makes you root for a Coliver union. We're still only a few chapters in, but I look forward to seeing how this story unfolds!

~ M

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I ❤ Yaoi: Ne, Makochan Kocchi Muite by Oni (Free! Doujinshi)

Good morning yaoi lovers! This week's selection is the Free! doujinshi, Ne, Makochan Kocchi Muite by Oni.

Haru is becoming increasingly frustrated with his friends who seem to instantly fall in love with his Makoto whenever he smiles.

This is a silly manga that will certainly give you a chuckle to two! I can't blame Rei, Nagisa and Rei for swooning when Makoto smiles. It's so lovely and sweet! Give this manga a try and find out how Haru deals with his amorous friends.





Read Ne, Makochan Kocchi Muite here.

~ M

Monday, September 19, 2016

Toy Soliders by wadedurnt

                                                        Toy Soliders by wadedurnt

Agron and Nasir meet when Nasir's family moves on to the base where they become fast friends. Agron doesn't think he could ever find a friend as wonderful as Nasir again.

This is a seriously adorable one shot! It's a very quick read, so I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but I know you'll enjoy it! Give it a try!

~ M

artwork credit: wuhue

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: The Senator's Secret by K.C. Wells

K.C. Wells - The Senator's Secret

Author: K.C. Wells

Release Date: September 1, 2016

Length: 220 pages


Blurb

When his Republican opponent outs him with a photo in a Facebook post, Senator Samuel Dalton doesn’t have many options open to him. It doesn’t matter that the photo was totally innocent. He has no choice but to come clean – until his staff suggest putting a spin on it that leaves Sam reeling.

Sure, he’d end up with a lot of sympathy, not to mention the possibility of more voters from the LGBT community, but it still seems a pretty drastic solution.

Now all they have to do is persuade Gary, the other man in the photo, to play along. It sounds so easy - convince the constituents of North Carolina that he and Sam are engaged.

No big deal, except for the fact that they’ve only just met…

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Book Review: Connection Error (#gaymers 3) by Annabeth Albert

When Josiah sits next to Ryan on cross country flight to Washington, D.C., sparks fly and they have an instant connection. Both men are currently dealing with their own issues, Ryan is a double amputee trying to get back into active military duty and Josiah suffers from ADHD and a fear of stepping out on his own, so they have no time for a relationship, but they just can't help but be drawn to each other. Will their differences bring them closer together or push them farther apart?

Annabeth Albert's #gaymers series has been a win for me so far. We're three books in and I've enjoyed each one thoroughly. This story really tugged on the heartstrings while bringing attention to the different challenges, mentally, physically and emotionally, people face every day. Josiah is a complete sweetheart that I really rooted for, and Ryan was the perfect alpha male who can take charge and get things done, but also exhibit tenderness. There were certainly times when I wanted to shake each man, tell him to "snap out of it" and just talk, but watching their journey was all part of the fun. I highly recommend this book. It can be read as a standalone, but reading the previous two books will help you with some of the background characters.

4.5 stars

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Slashsessed reviews of the #gaymers series

Buy links
Carina Press | Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

All Things Change by edge_lord

                                                      All Things Change by edge_lord

After moving into his apartment, Makoto can't help but feel homesick and a little scared. However, he can always count on Haru to make him feel safe and happy.

This one-shot is a great mix of fluff, angst and heat! I loved how Haru seemed to innately know that his best friend needed him. Your heart (and screen) will probably melt by the end of this quick read. Give it a try!

~ M

artwork credit: RaiestaNyan

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I ❤ Yaoi: Hanyuu-sensei no Ryou Seikatsu by Itsuki Makoto

Hello yaoi lovers! This week's feature is Hanyuu-sensei no Ryou Seikatsu by Itsuki Makoto.

Hanyuu wants nothing else but become a teacher who guides the students in life; however, fails the admission each time. He is also mistaken for a boy in his teens. Unexpectedly he finally gains employment at a school...as a student?!?!

This manga is...loud. Even though I could not physically hear a words that were being said, I felt the need to cover my ears while reading. There is a lot of screaming, tantrums, scary roommates and tears, but there is also a decent amount of humor. Hanyuu is a complete sweetheart and I look forward to seeing how he handles his undercover position at the school.

 ~ M


Blog Tour: Into You by Jay Northcote

Jay Northcote - Into You

Author: Jay Northcote

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Length: 57,000 words

Release Date: September 9 2016

Buy Links: Amazon US Amazon UK

Blurb

What do you do when the body you wake up in isn’t yours?

Olly and Scott promised to be best friends forever. They grew up on the same street, went to the same school, and did everything together. But one hot summer night, teenage experimentation caused hurt feelings and confusion, and their friendship was destroyed.

Four years later they’re both eighteen years old and in their final term at school. Scott is a football star and Olly’s preparing for a main role in the school play. After a heated argument in the street—witnessed by their mysterious, elderly neighbour—they wake up the next morning stuck in each other’s bodies.


With no idea how to get back to normal, they have to co-operate in order to hide their secret. Spending time together rekindles their friendship, yet feelings run deeper for both of them. With the end of school fast approaching, the clock is ticking. Unless they discover how to change back, they could be stuck in the wrong bodies forever.

Friday, September 9, 2016

MakoHaru Childhood Times by a3107


Quick glimpses of Makoto and Haru during their childhood.

This compilation of drawings show quick glimpses into Makoto and Haru's friendship over the years. Your heart will swell as you look at these adorable drawings and see just how close these two friends are and have always been.

~ M

artwork credit: a3107

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Kyle (Legacy #1) by R.J. Scott

Release Blitz & Giveaway

RJ Scott - Kyle (Legacy #1)

Author: RJ Scott

Release Date: September 2 2016

Length: 

Buy links: Amazon US Amazon UK AllRomance Kobo Smashwords


Blurb:

Two men destroyed by the past learn to live—and love—again.
Kyle Braden has nowhere else to go. With no money, no prospects, and no drive to be something else, he turns to the only man who promises him help. Jack Campbell-Hayes wants to show Kyle that he can be more than he ever thought.

Kyle gets to realize just how far he’s come from being the scarred man who shut everyone out, when the first person through the doors of Legacy Ranch carries a gun and threatens to kill anyone who comes near him. Kyle wants to be the man that someone turns to for help and it scares him.

Thrown out of his house and with three years on the streets marking every inch of his body, Jason Smith is scared. His life is an evil mess of hate and despair, and even the offer of a fresh start and a clean bed isn’t enough for him to hand over his gun. He’s cheated death twice, and he’s not letting there be a third time—he might not be so lucky.

For these broken men, Legacy Ranch offers more than a place to live and work.

It offers hope.

A new story set in the world of Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes and the Double D Ranch, Texas.


Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing. 

RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.

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 bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.



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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Afterglow by SparklingPopsicles

Afterglow by SparklingPopsicles

After a passionate night together, Makoto takes care of Haru.

*swoon* This has to be one of the sweetest MakoHaru stories I've ever read. It's not all cavity-inducing fluff though. There is a lot of humor with a dash of angst mixed in. If you're a MakoHaru fan, I highly recommend this story! You will love every minute!

~ M

artwork credit: yuki-k

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I ❤ Yaoi: Kimi ga Otona ni Naru Mae ni by Sagami Waka

Greetings yaoi lovers! This week's selection is Kimi ga Otona ni Naru Mae ni by Sagami Waka!

Entrance examinee Takafumi Tsuru, who's secretyly in love with this cram school lecturer, Yuuki Senpa, accidentally learns Senapa's "secret." Senpa, who's seen through to Tsuru's feelings, offers to be "pretend lovers" in place of hush money. While Tsuru knows Senpa isn't serious about him, he can't deny his feelings and accepts his offer. But it gradually becomes painful having a love that seems to be going nowhere. Then, one day, Senpa disappears from Tsuru's life.

This is a fluffy slice of life story that tells the familiar trope of a student falling for his teacher. However, the slight twist in the story is unexpected and quite interesting. The manga is beautifully drawn and the characters are likeable and sweet. Give this manga a try!

~ M