Wednesday, November 27, 2019

I'll Let You Lick the Lollipop by absof*ckinlutely

I'll Let You Lick the Lollipop by absof*ckinlutely

When Alec and his son, Max, happen upon a new candy shop in the area, they're both enamored - Max with the huge assortment of sweet treats and Alec with the gorgeous candy shop owner, Magnus. Will Alec be able to drum up enough courage to talk to Magnus or will Max have to step in and play cupid for his hopeless dad?

This is an adorable story! Max is a total sweetheart and your heart will melt watching Magnus and Alec's shy interactions. Highly recommended!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

p.s. I'd also like to take a moment to say rest in peace to Godfrey Gao, who passed away earlier today. He played Magnus in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and will be missed (1984-2019). 💔😢

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Blog Tour: A Boyfriend for Christmas by Jay Northcote

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Archie's posh parents want him to meet a nice girl--how can he tell them he's fallen for a bad boy instead?

Closeted, innocent and lonely, Archie Arandale longs for someone special in his life. A Christmas party organised by his wealth management company is the last place he expects to meet the man of his dreams.

With his leather jacket, tattoos, and piercings, Cal Turner turns heads the moment he walks through the door. He definitely isn't looking for a boyfriend, but Archie's hesitant charm captures his attention, and sneaking off during the party to have a little fun can only make a dull evening more interesting.

After their reckless and thrilling encounter, Archie is keen for more experience and Cal is happy to oblige. The need for secrecy means this can only be a casual fling, yet as they spend time together in the run up to Christmas, their feelings become more intense than either of them had bargained for. How can Archie find the courage to tell his family about Cal, when Cal's the exact opposite of the 'nice girl' they've been hoping for?

Contains: A closeted virgin, a tattooed biker, class differences, a dramatic coming out, a very inappropriate Christmas gift, and a happy ending (of course).

Friday, November 22, 2019

A Father’s Love by KeiranNight

A Father’s Love by KeiranNight

After years of estrangement, Asmodeus would love nothing more than to build a real relationship with his son, who can barely stand the sight of him, his son-in-law and his two rambunctious grandsons. There are a lot of obstacles in his way, but Asmodeus is willing to do anything to gain favor with this son and his family.

This is a great story about redemption. We all know that Asmodeus was not at all a great father to Magnus, but he has seen the error of his ways and wants a fresh start. Will Magnus be able to let go of their painful past and move forward? And how will Alec play into all of this? If you're in the mood for a captivating read, this is the story for you!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Book Review: Peter Cratchit's Christmas Carol by Drew Marvin Frayne

Peter Cratchit, a young lad preparing to make his way in the world, is the eldest son of Scrooge’s lowly clerk Bob Cratchit. Peter flourishes under the tutelage of his “Uncle” Scrooge and seeks to make his mark as a man of business, like his uncle before him.

One Christmas Eve, as Scrooge lays dying, Peter embarks on a risky ocean voyage that he believes will secure the future for his family. Onboard, Peter finds love, happiness, and success, only to lose it all by the voyage’s end.

Returning to London, Peter shuns his family and instead finds himself living on the streets, haunted by his failures and his dead lover, selling his body just to survive while he waits for the winter cold to claim him once and for all. But winter snows also mean Christmas is coming, and for the Cratchit family, Christmas is a time of miracles. Can a visit from three familiar spirits change Peter’s life again? Is there one more miracle in store for the lost son of one of Dickens’ most enduring families? 

I thought this was a delightful and fresh take on the classic Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. I enjoyed reading a continuation of the story from Peter's point of view and how he navigates through life and love. If you're looking for a quick and interesting Christmas read, this is the one for you!

I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design and voluntarily provided my honest review. 
~ M

Thursday, November 7, 2019

now, but then too by Bagell

Alec finds himself watching over Magnus much like he did many years ago when Magnus pretty much died in his arms at the Institute. Fortunately, his husband is only suffering from a common cold and will be back to his old self very soon. While resting, Magnus remembers his time in the Institute's infirmary and what he noticed around him.

This is a really heartwarming story. I don't want to give too much away, but your heart will melt at Alec's sweet reassurances and declarations of his unwavering love. Definitely give this story a try!

If you need a refresher for the scene Magnus mentions in the story.
Just remember, Magnus is perfectly okay and living happily with his husband. 😃💜🖤

~ M

Photo & video credit: Freeform

Friday, November 1, 2019

Blog Tour: Twice Shy by Sally Malcolm

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Length: 88,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Sally Malcolm
New Milton Series

Book #1 - Perfect Day - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #1.5 - Love Around The Corner - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 - Between The Lines - Amazon US | Amazon UK

The last thing Joel Morgan wants is to fall in love again. Scarred by his failed marriage, Joel’s determined to keep his life emotionally stable—which means taking a job teaching fourth grade, fixing up his house on weekends, and avoiding absolutely all romantic entanglements. And he's doing great.

Until he meets sweet but struggling single dad, Ollie Snow.

Following the tragic death of his sister and her husband two years earlier, Ollie became the legal guardian of their two young sons—much to the horror of the boys’ conservative grandparents. They think Ollie’s too young and too unreliable to raise their grandsons. So to prove them wrong, Ollie’s determined to parent the boys without anyone’s help.

Until he meets reserved but caring teacher, Joel Morgan.

As the only two men in the school’s Parent-Teacher Association, Joel and Ollie are thrown together over a series of fundraising events, and somewhere between the Beach Fun Run and the Fall Festival they fall in love. But Ollie has another reason for moving to New Milton—a reason he’s keeping close to his chest—and Joel’s wounded heart won’t trust a man with secrets.

Dare they hope for a future together, or will their past pain keep them apart forever?