Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Maybe Baby by MadamPuddifoot9

Maybe Baby by MadamPuddifoot9

When his staff informs him that a warlock baby has been abandoned on the steps of the Institute, Alec feels an instant connection. Magnus is a little apprehensive because he never thought he would ever have the opportunity to be a father. Now that the blue bundle of joy is here, Magnus and Alec must decide if they're ready to take the next step.

This is another delightful family-oriented story in which we see Malec grow from power couple to power co-parents. My heart melted reading about Magnus and Alec's interactions with little Max, and I'm positive you'll fall in love with this story as well. Check it out!

~ M

artwork credit: Allarica

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Magnus and His Beautiful Boys by Fanatic_weirdo

Magnus and His Beautiful Boys by Fanatic_weirdo

When Magnus returns home to see Madzie tied to a chair in the living room and his three favorite boys in the bathroom playing with this make up, he can't help but smile...and then lift the binding spell Max placed on Madzie. He loves his little family, no matter how messy and over-the-top they can be.

I absolutely loved this story! It has a great mix of humor, silliness and fluff, and Magnus and Alec are wonderful, very understanding, fathers. It makes me wish I could be part of the Lightwood-Bane family! Give this quick read a try. I know you won't be disappointed!

~ M

artwork credit: Mortall Warlock

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Blog Tour: First Sight by Jordan Taylor

Title:  First Sight
Series: Sight, Book One
Author: Jordan Taylor
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Heat Level: 2 - Fade to Black Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 54,300
Genre: Contemporary, romance, contemporary, honeymoon, disability, Amsterdam


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Despite misgivings, newlyweds Noah and Archer set out for a dream honeymoon in Amsterdam with a shoestring budget and negligible travel experience between them. All goes well until they leave home.

Noah, who once hoped to become a comic book or graphic novel illustrator, is completely blind due to a degenerative eye disease and has rarely left the Seattle area since his diagnosis. While Archer has never previously traveled for longer than a weekend with Noah along.

Reaching the Netherlands, they face a chaotic world better suited to a particularly alert cat than a young blind man and his novice guide. If the physical fear and stresses of public transportation and city streets are not bad enough, Noah and Archer find even their marriage threatened by the daily battle they wage without and within their own relationship.

Includes a bonus story! Go back to the beginning with the prequel and see how Noah and Archer first met and how their relationship evolved.

Blog Tour: What it Seems by Sydney Blackburn

Title:  What It Seems
Author: Sydney Blackburn
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Heat Level: 1 - No Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 19,700
Genre: Contemporary, ace, bisexual, romance, self-discovery


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Michael’s straight and infatuated with a woman he worked with one day, over a year ago. But when he finally sees her again, he’s astounded that the woman of his dreams is a man in drag.

Darcy is ace and not interested in dating anyone, so he and Michael just hang out. A lot. When he needs to do an on-screen kissing scene, Michael is the best person to ask for help.

Michael soon discovers he isn’t as straight as he thought he was, and Darcy likes kissing him a little too much for someone certain he never would. Those are a lot of changes to accept, but they just might be worth it.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Blog Tour: Level Up by Annabeth Albert

Title:  LEVEL UP
Series: loosely related to the #gaymers series, but stands alone
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Annabeth Albert
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 40,000 words
Genre: Romance, contemporary m/m romance, gay romance, geeks, nerds, friends-to-lovers, gamers, gaymers

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Landon can’t believe he’s let himself get roped into participating in a charity calendar, let alone one that features tastefully photographed nudes. The genius physicist is hardly model material and he’s dreading the nude part of the photoshoot. Amid his reluctance, the one bright spot is his emails back and forth with the photographer.
However, Bailey ends up being not quite what Landon expects, and their first meeting is decidedly awkward. Bailey’s persistent though, and gradually Landon warms to the burly photographer, and they discover they have a shared love of gamer culture.

A tentative friendship is born, but the road from friends to lovers isn’t easy. Landon’s battling past trauma and must decide how much of a risk he’s willing to take. A sexy connection may not be enough to keep them together unless both are willing to put their hearts on the line.

Approximately 40,000 words. Previously released as part of the EXPOSED anthology, and loosely linked to the #Gaymers universe, this friends-to-lovers, hurt/comfort story stands alone with a guaranteed happy ending. Contains a brief mention of a prior assault, but no on-screen violence or flashbacks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Blog Tour: Adrian's Scar by Martin Delacroix

Title:  Adrian's Scar
Author: Martin Delacroix
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 16000
Genre: Contemporary, contemporary, student/teacher, disability, grief

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After Kai Olsen’s “perfect lover” dies in a cycling accident, Kai takes a part-time job teaching at a community college to fill his empty evenings. When Kai’s student, Adrian Knox, shows an interest in Kai, their lives quickly change. Adrian is dominated by his controlling mother, Kai can’t stop obsessing over his lost lover, and school policy says faculty members can’t date students. Does love between Kai and Adrian stand a chance?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Anywhere You Are by ladygiggs

Anywhere You Are by ladygiggs

Even though his heart has just been broken by his girlfriend, Magnus doesn't want the surprise Bali vacation he'd planned for the two of them to go to waste. His best friend, Alec, decides to go along to keep Magnus company and help mend his shattered heart. He'll always be there for Magnus, but Alec is also keeping a secret: he's in love with his best friend. Maybe this will be the perfect opportunity for the two men to explore what could possibly be brewing between the two of them.

I really enjoyed this story. The whole "friends to lovers" trope is always a joy to read in the Malec fandom, and this story will definitely warm your heart and make you fall in love with Malec even more, if that's even possible. lol If you're in the mood for a relatively angst-free, lighthearted and incredibly sweet Malec story, this is the one for you!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Friday, May 4, 2018

Book Review: A Love to Remember by Sarah Hadley Brook

Graham Hayes decided long ago he’d never be in a relationship. It was better to stay single than to fall in love only to be left alone, which he was certain would happen to him. He’d seen Alzheimer’s ravage his family members all his life, leaving their loved ones to deal with the fallout. Some of them stayed, but some didn’t. Graham isn’t going to risk it.

When he hires nurse Sam Morgan to take care of his dad during the day, his pledge to stay single is put to the test. He soon finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance.

Graham’s guarded his heart for so long, but his resolve is crumbling. Will he be able to conquer his fear to give himself a chance at love? Can he trust Sam to stick around for better or worse?

This is a sweet story that brought a smile to my face. It's relatively uncomplicated and very easy on the angst. I enjoyed watching the relationship between Sam and Graham grow from a one-off at the club to something really special. There were times that I wanted to shake Graham because he allowed fear to dictate too much of his life, but Sam was always there as the voice of reason. All in all, this is a nice read.

3.5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Blog Tour: Diego's Secret by Bryan T. Clark

Cover Design: Krista Lynn Design
Length: 80,921 words

Can love conquer our deepest secrets and fears?

Are the challenges worth the struggle?

Eight years ago, at the age of seventeen, Diego Castillo came to the United States illegally from Mexico. Working long hours in the family landscaping business, he now shares a tiny apartment with his two machismo brothers in Southern California. Diego has worked hard to keep his desires for other men a secret from his brothers. He’s worked just as hard to keep his undocumented status a secret from the world he now lives in.

Thirty-two-year-old Winston Makena is beautiful, intelligent, and intimidating. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but no amount of money can relieve the enormous grief he is suffering from his husband’s sudden death. He is one of Diego’s best accounts and lives a life in stark contrast to his gardener’s. Winston’s wealthy upbringing has influenced his ideas, leading him to certain biases.

Winston believes he could never love again. Diego believes that his family’s lives depend on him keeping his secrets. What neither of them know is that the heart knows no such boundaries. Will social divisions, ideology, and secrets destroy both their chances for happiness?

Can love really conquer all?

Author Bio

Bryan Thomas Clark is a funny, loving, family-oriented, and proud member of the LGBTQ community. After twenty-seven years in law enforcement, Bryan retired in 2015 to focus on his writing full time. Behind his computer, working on his next novel, Bryan writes Romance with real emotions that represent the moral dilemma that his characters face in their pursuit of love. He brilliantly weaves real life situations filled with difficult challenges, where his vibrant characters experience personal growth, and of course, what we all desire, lasting love.

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Twitter: @BryanTClarkx2

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

I Want You, Do You Want Me? by uniquecellest

I Want You, Do You Want Me? by uniquecellest
After returning home to the loft, Magnus finds himself face to face with Camille who proceeds to kidnap and brutally torture him for five long years. In addition to the physical damage she imparts on Magnus, she also mentally and emotionally torments him to the point that he believes his husband and children no longer need nor love him. Will Alec be able to convince the man he loves that he never gave up hope and that his love for him now is stronger than ever?

This story is so beautifully written. It's impossible to not feel the pain and hopelessness that Magnus experiences while being held captive and in the aftermath. I just want to reach through the screen and give him a hug. It's pretty heavy on the angst, but the story also keeps you on the edge of your seat so you feel compelled to stick it out to see what happens next. Give it a try, I know you'll enjoy it!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Book Review: Corked by Brigham Vaughn

Sean Powell is having a terrible day. When he walks into Bistro Argent, ready to unwind over a glass of wine with the sommelier, he’s stunned to discover his friend has been replaced by a hot young guy with big ideas. Lucas Spencer is determined to liven up the staid and stodgy wine list, but his brash approach alienates the wine distributor during their first meeting.

There’s no avoiding each other though and the more they butt heads, the hotter the tension between them gets. As they work together and their relationship progresses, they have to figure out how to blend their professional frustration and personal attraction without risking their careers.

Lucas is eleven years younger than Sean, and despite their sizzling chemistry and compatibility, Sean can’t quite believe the feelings are mutual. A wine tasting trip to Traverse City, Michigan threatens their fledgling relationship. Sean’s insecurities rise to the surface as Lucas’s fears of losing Sean lead to jealousy.

Does the relationship have legs or will they find out it’s corked?

I liked this book. It effectively mixes romance, angst, tension and above all, food and wine! Lucas is a very likable and sweet character; however, Sean took a long time to warm up to. He is very judgemental at the beginning of the book, almost to the point of overkill. Demons from Sean's past have left scars and causes him to overthink and think the worst of people who don't really deserve it. The progression of Lucas and Sean's relationship was nice to witness, but sometimes I felt like they were connected on just a physical level and not so much on an emotional level. The writing flowed nicely and set a good pace for the story to unfold.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend to others.

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M