Monday, May 22, 2017

Release Day Review: Farlough by Xavier Mayne

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Author ~ Xavier Mayne

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 22nd May 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Newly turned thirty, Cameron North is preparing himself to spend his life alone. When he inherits his great-aunt's teashop on the remote island of Farlough, he returns for the first time in more than a dozen years to a place where memories—and demons—flit close to the surface of his mind. There he meets Gwyneth, a sassy barista who becomes his instant best friend—until Cam discovers she’s the wife of his first love, Matthias. She has only the best of intentions when she arranges a reunion between the two men, and it forces them to finally discuss why Cam left the island so long ago.

With his heart broken anew, Cam retreats to his great-aunt’s house—where he learns he is not alone. Someone—or something—has pledged an oath to look out for Cam, and as he investigates the presence, he uncovers wounds that both he and his mysterious guardian sought to escape by coming to Farlough. Now Cam must figure out how to heal them—and himself.

 

MONDAY’S QUICK BITES and GIVEAWAY

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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 five great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Anne Tenino,  Kim Fielding, R.A. Padmos and Nic Starr. Don’t forget you can can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Blog Tour: Toxic (Treacherous Chemistry #2) by Avylinn Winter. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway.

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We are thrilled to welcome back Avylinn Winter to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of Toxic, the second book in the Treacherous Chemistry series. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Release Day Review: Michael, Reinvented (Delta Restorations #2) by Diana Copland

michael reinventedTitle ~ Michael, Reinvented (Delta Restorations #2)

Author ~ Diana Copland

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 19th May 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Cute hipster and interior designer Michael doesn’t do love—not after his ex screwed him over. Sex is a different story, though, and the gentle giant who’s painting the mural in the old mansion they’re restoring might be perfect hookup material. Gil is just Michael’s type with his solid muscle, wicked sense of humor, and the hazel eyes that seem to see into Michael’s soul.

Trouble is, Gil does do love. He wants romance and forever, and he’s set his sights firmly on Michael. Michael’s not going there again.

Yet when Michael is the victim of a vandal who’s been plaguing the men working for Delta Restoration, Renovation, and Design, Gil is the first person he tells. No matter how he fights it, it’s becoming harder and harder to deny he’s crazy about the guy—even if that thought terrifies him. But the true fear sets in when the criminal behavior escalates, and Michael realizes he might have lost the chance to tell Gil how he feels—forever.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Audiobook Review: The Virgin Manny (Mannies #1) by Amy Lane

virgin manny audioTitle ~ The Virgin Manny

Author ~ Amy Lane

Narrator ~ John Solo

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Release ~ 14th February 2017

Length ~ 6 hours, 14 minutes

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Growing up and falling in love...

Sometimes family is a blessing and a curse. When Tino Robbins is roped into helping his sister deliver premade dinners when he should be studying for finals, he’s pretty sure it's the latter! But one delivery might change everything.

Channing Lowell’s charmed life changes when his sister dies and leaves him her seven-year-old son. He’s committed to doing what's best for Sammy… but he’s going to need a lot of help. When Tino lands on his porch, Channing is determined to recruit him to Team Sammy.

Tino plans to make his education count—even if that means avoiding a relationship—but as he falls harder and harder for his boss, he starts to wonder: Does he have to leave his newly forged family behind in order to live his promising tomorrow?

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Urgent Care (Hearts & Health #3) by DJ Jamison. Includes Excerpt & Giveaway.

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We are thrilled to welcome DJ Jamison to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of Urgent Care, the third book in the Hearts & Health series.

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Release Day Book Brief: A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay

a taste of honeyTitle ~ A Taste of Honey

Author ~ Ari McKay

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 17th May 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

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Boone Phillips needs a girlfriend—now! If he shows up to the family reunion alone, his mother will throw every woman in sight at him. But the only “woman” Boone trusts enough to ask is Honey, the drag queen alter ego of his best friend, Rob. It’s a crazy idea, but Boone is desperate.

Boone wins Rob over to the idea after first going on a “date” with him as Honey, but everything feels different once the plan is set in motion. Between nosy relatives, illegal moonshine, and the sight of Rob in white lace panties, Boone starts to wonder if he’s as straight as he thought. When an earth-shattering kiss sends Rob running, however, Boone learns some surprising things about both his family and himself. Now he needs to convince Rob to give him another chance, or his first taste of Honey might also be his last.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2016.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Featured Guest Author: Liar, Liar by TA Moore. Includes Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway.

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We are thrilled to welcome TA Moore to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of her new book Liar, Liar. Go check out the excerpt and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Release Day Review: The Master Will Appear by L.A. Witt

the master will appearTitle ~ The Master Will Appear

Author ~ L.A. Witt 

Published ~ 16th May 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM

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Dr. Mikhail “Misha” Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O’Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha’s pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins.
Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees.
What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure—at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan.
As the trust deepens and their bond strengthens, though, Ryan retreats because that sham called love left him jaded long ago. Cynical beyond his years, he’s not letting his guard down, least of all for a thrice-divorced man twice his age.
Now Misha has to find a way to crack through those defenses…or accept defeat and walk away from the submissive who might just be the love of his life.
This novel is approximately 120,000 words.

Release Day Review: Slow Heat by Leta Blake

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Author ~ Leta Blake

Published ~ 16th May 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Urban Fantasy/Alternate Universe, Mpreg

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A lustful young alpha meets his match in an older omega with a past.
Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.
When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.
But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha--as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn't sure it's worth it. But Jason isn't giving up his destined mate without a fight.
This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong HFN ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.