Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Release Day Review: Seen (Breaking Free #2) An Omegaverse Story by A.M. Arthur

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Author ~ A.M. Arthur

Publisher ~ Briggs-King Books

Published ~ 26th September 2017

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

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Synopsis

Hell is a six-by-six jail cell and no hope for the future.

Kell Iverson has never raised his hand against another person in his entire life—and yet somehow he’s been arrested and charged with the murder of his alpha mate Krause. Sure, Krause brutalized him on a daily basis, and Kell hated his mate, but he never wanted the man dead. Not fighting the charge and accepting his fate is the easiest path—except Kell doesn’t think he’ll survive a week in prison, and he doesn’t want to disappoint his younger brother Braun by giving up. He also doesn’t expect to recognize the lawyer who shows up to defend him.

Ronin Cross was barely eighteen when he felt the mating bond with then-fourteen-year-old Kell, but his family moved away before Ronin could decide what to do. For the last ten years, he hasn’t forgotten teenage Kell, hasn’t mated, and now he’s in Sansbury Province to defend adult Kell from a capital murder charge. The mating bond is still there, but now isn’t the time to pursue anything with his fragile, battered, emotionally-damaged client.

For Kell, the term “kind alpha” is a contradiction, because he’s never known one. He went from abusive father to abusive mate, and for twenty-four years, he’s simply done what he’s told. But Ronin asks Kell what he wants. What he likes. Ronin sees him, and it’s both confusing and delightful. But Kell is facing prison time at best, execution at worst, and as his trial date looms, he can’t indulge in a fantasy that will never come true…or can he?

NOTE: This is a non-shifter Omegaverse story with alpha/omega/beta dynamics, heats, knotting, and mpreg. In this world, omegas are second-class citizens with few civil rights and almost no protections under the law. Trigger warnings for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Blog Tour: Yuletide Truce by Sandra Schwab. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway

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We are thrilled to welcome Sandra Schwab to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of Yuletide Truce. Go check it out!

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Review: Whitecott Manor by Emma Jane

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Author ~ Emma Jane

Publisher ~ Ninestar Press

Published ~ 11th September 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Paranormal

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Synopsis

Alistair Ellis is the proud gardener for beautiful fifteenth-century Whitecott Manor, in England’s West Country. His life changes forever following a gas explosion at the manor, in which his boss—and love of his life—dies. However, his boss hasn’t exactly gone for good and Alistair still finds himself involved in conversations with the deceased.
Circumstances improve when he meets Noah, the handsome dog groomer for the manor’s new owners. Although there are some issues: Noah is already engaged and Alistair suffers from cynophobia—an acute fear of dogs!

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 four great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Eli Easton, Lily Morton, Kate Sherwood and Louise Lyons.  Don’t forget you can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this week's Quick Bites.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Blog Tour: Full Disclosure (Real Estate Relations #1) by DJ Jamison. Includes Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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Audiobook Review: Cowboys Don’t Come Out by Tara Lain

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Title ~ Cowboys Don’t Come Out

Author ~ Tara Lain

Narrator ~ K.C. Kelly

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Released ~ 20th April 2017

Length ~ 6 hours, 50 minutes

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.

Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Audiobook Review: Provoked (Enlightenment #1) by Joanna Chambers

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Author: Joanna Chambers

Narrator: Hamish McKinlay

Released: 14th August 2017

Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins

Genre: M/M (historcal / thriller)

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Synopsis

When a man loses his heart, he has no choice but to follow…

Enlightenment, Book 1

Lowborn David Lauriston lacks the family connections needed to rise in Edinburgh’s privileged legal world. Worse, his latest case—defending weavers accused of treason—has brought him under suspicion of harbouring radical sympathies.
Troubled by his sexuality, tormented by memories of a man he once platonically loved, David lives a largely celibate life—until a rare sexual encounter with a compelling stranger turns his world on its head.

Cynical and worldly, Lord Murdo Balfour is more at home in hedonistic London than dingy, repressed Edinburgh. Unlike David, he intends to eventually marry while continuing to enjoy the company of men whenever he pleases. Yet sex with David is different. It’s personal, intimate, and instead of extinguishing his desire, it only leaves him hungry for more.

As David’s search for the man who betrayed the weavers deepens, he begins to suspect that his mysterious lover has more sinister reasons for his presence in Edinburgh. The truth could leave his heart broken…and more necks stretching on the gallows.

Warning: Contains mystery and danger set in 1822 Scotland, and a forbidden love between two men that will leave you on the edge of your seat—until the next book.

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Review: The Family Eternal (Deputy Joe #5) by James Buchanan

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Author ~ James Buchanan

Publisher ~ MLR Press

Published ~ 15th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM

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Synopsis

When the body of a young woman is found in a burning rental cabin, Deputy Joe Peterson and newly minted Fire Inspector Kabe Varghese must learn to work together to find out who she is and why she died.
Folks will tell you that family is second only to God in Utah. But what brings strength to some can sow sorrow with others.
On a bleak winter morning, a young woman's corpse smolders in the remains of a burned rental cabin. Clues to her identity are rarer than frozen choke-cherries in the Utah backcountry. Deputy Joe Peterson, assisted by Kabe Varghese in his first case as a fire inspector trainee, doggedly hunts for who she is and why she died. As they sink deeper into the investigation, Joe struggles with how his life is now personally and professionally intertwined with Kabe's.
Outed, excommunicated and disciplined because of the man he found love with; the last year of Joe's life has careened like an avalanche toward an abyss. Is doom inevitable? Or is the best chance to live surrendering to the fall?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Blog Tour: The Rules and Regulations for Meditating Myths & Magic by F.T. Lukens. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway.

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We are thrilled to welcome F.T. Lukens to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

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Review: Travel and Spice (Famous on the Internet #2) by Alina Popescu

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Author ~ Alina Popescu 

Published ~ 25th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Famous travel blogger returns home to have his life thrown off balance by his high school crush.
Dante Sandford is at the top of his game. He's paid to travel the world and share his spicy stories on his blog. He's still young, gorgeous, and confident. When Dante's high school reunion knocks on his door, he's reminded of everything he's lacking. More so when his old crush, Tommy Clancy, makes a pass at him. Or when the hot romance blows in Dante's face because of his lifestyle.
Tommy has always been the hottest man in Riverbrook. Possibly the world. He's stunning, smart, and the kindest soul Dante has ever known. He's also read Dante's blog along with all his steamy encounters. No wonder Tommy doesn't trust Dante for anything more than a casual hookup.
Dante returns to hometown Riverbrook to face his past of bullying and feeling like a misfit. He instead ends up dealing with the reality of being a travel blogger: relationships are close to impossible. That won't stop Dante from trying to convince Tommy his short-lived flings are not by design.