Monday, April 07, 2014

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway

Monday 7th

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 will be bringing you our Quick Bites, short reviews of our recommended reads.

So many fabulous books and today we have four more of our favourites for you from JL Merrow, Heidi Cullinan, LC Chace and Tinnean… ALL AMAZING!!!

Plus… don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

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Houseboat On The Nile: Spy v Spook By Tinnean.

 

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Rating ~ 5 stars

Synopsis

Mark Vincent is WBIS—Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security. Quinton Mann is staunchly CIA. Mark thinks the CIA is full of dilettantes who leave him and the rest of the WBIS to clean up their messes. Quinn thinks most WBIS agents are sociopathic loose cannons. So they don’t exactly get along.
Of course, just because they don’t like each other doesn’t mean they can’t play mind games on each other. Or sleep together. But when an explosion at Mark’s apartment sends Quinn to the morgue to ID a body, he has to reevaluate his position on denial.

Macky’s Quick Bite

Ah, be still my beating heart! Mark Vincent and Quinton Mann! What a pairing. Rivals in the world of espionage but outside of it? OMG! These two guys generate some serious chemistry and watching them try to get one over on each other whilst trying to juggle their sizzling attraction, was not just hot and sexy but also fun, entertaining and full on! There was a great storyline, fantastic supporting characters and as the series went on, a really engaging romance that turned into a gorgeous love story, making Mark and Quinn one of my most favourite m/m couples ever and because of that, 'Houseboat' has become one of my most favourite crime based series. I enjoyed everything about it but one thing I really loved was the way Tinnean switched their POV's on the same scene. It cleverly showed the differences in their personalities and for me, made the story feel really unique, giving a different insight into how each of them viewed their growing romance and the intrigue filled plot that threw them together.

There's not much that T has given us that I haven't enjoyed but these guys wormed their way into my heart and they're still top of my Tinnean list. So... Spy v Spook...wonder who will end up rocking your 'Houseboat'? Ice Man Quinn or Hot Head Mark? Never mind 007.... this is more 0069... If you get my drift! Haha!

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Pickup Men (Pickup Men #1) by L.C. Chase

 

17727231Rating ~ 4 Stars

Synopsis

It takes a pissed-off Brahma bull named Shockwave to show rodeo pickup man Marty Fairgrave the cold hard truth about champion bull rider Tripp Colby: Tripp will never leave the safety of his closet or acknowledge Marty in public. Sometimes loving someone just isn’t enough, and after a year of hiding what they are, Marty finally sees the light—and it’s no longer shining on Tripp.
Tripp Colby would do anything for Marty. Well . . . almost. He’s never loved anyone before, and isn’t quite sure how to handle it now. But he knows Marty is his everything, and in order to win him back, Tripp will have to overcome his darkest fears and step into the light.
But no matter Tripp’s intentions, the cost might be too high and the effort too late for these two cowboys to ride off into the sunset.

Tina’s Quick Bite

Tripp Colby is a bull riding champion and deeply closeted. Very deeply closeted, thanks to his intolerant father. He has learned to hide who he truly is but falling in love with Marty has complicated that.

Although Tripp can't bring himself to confess or show his feelings Marty is trying to be content with their secret relationship. A Brahma bull changes everything in a few minutes and Tripp and Marty are sent on a whirlwind of heartbreak...

Marty is just wonderful. I fell in love with him instantly. Tripp comes a long way by the end of the book and even though he stumbles along and sometimes takes one step forward and two steps back he's a loveable character.

The story takes you on an emotional, sometimes angsty trip out of the closet. There are some big dramatic moments and you see the misery and anxiety hate and homophobia can cause.

Highly recommended for lovers of rodeos and hot cowboys!

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  Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan

 

51P65TweLgLRating ~ 4.5 Stars

Synopsis

Genre: LGBT BDSM/Fetish

Roe Davis is a man who works hard, keeps to himself, and never mixes business with pleasure -- until he takes a weekend away from his new job at Nowhere Ranch and runs into the owner at the only gay bar for two hundred miles. Getting involved with the boss is a bad idea, but Travis Loving is hard to say no to, especially when it turns out their kinks line up like a pair of custom-cut rails. As Loving points out, so long as this is sex on the side, no interfering with the job, they could make it work.
The truth is, there’s good reason Roe never settles down and always spends his birthdays and holidays celebrating alone. Shut out in the cold by his family years ago, Roe survived by declaring he didn’t need a home. As his affair with Loving grows into more than just sex, Roe finds out what happens when he stays put a little bit too long: the past always catches up with you. Eventually, even a loner gets lonely, and home will grow up through whatever cracks you leave open for it -- even in a place called Nowhere.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices, strong BDSM theme and elements, fetish play.

Monique’s Quick Bite

"My name is Munroe Davies and this is the story of how I found Home"

This story is beautifully and poignantly narrated by Roe - he isn't well educated, but he's smart and doesn't need fancy words to illustrate his emotions and feelings, he's just straight forward and genuine, with no corruption or insincerity. There is only one language for Roe and it is simple honesty in black or white - no grey areas....  his words just broke my heart and made me smile at the innocence of the rendition of  his tale. 

This relationship takes place over a few months and along the way we have a few problems with communication which inevitably leads to misunderstandings with a  family feud and argument... Ohhh and lots of kinky BDSM sex to top it off! Roe is constantly in fear of any attachments, although there ends up being quite a cast of characters which endear themselves to him, in particular... Haley!  Who at first I really, really did not like at all, her exuberance wore me out, never mind Roe! But as it turned out she was quite the force to be reckoned with and I ended up loving her.

This is a HEA and the epilogue at the end had me bawling like a baby...  I love Heidi Cullinan’s writing, I really believed this story from Roe, she gave him a voice so pure and innocent, wanting only to belong, to have a home and she gave that to him along with a man who's love was so complete I was moved to tears.

Macky ~ 5 Stars

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Hardtail by JL Merrow

 

13624764Rating ~ 5 Stars.

Synopsis

Finding love can be a bumpy ride.
His job: downsized out of existence. His marriage: dead in the water. It doesn’t take a lot of arm twisting for Tim Knight to agree to get out of London and take over his injured brother’s mountain bike shop for a while. A few weeks in Southampton is a welcome break from the wreck his life has become, even though he feels like a fish out of water in this brave new world of outdoor sports and unfamiliar technical jargon.
The young man who falls—literally—through the door of the shop brings everything into sharp, unexpected focus. Tim barely accepts he’s even in the closet until his attraction to Matt Berridge pulls him close enough to touch the doorknob.
There’s only one problem with the loveable klutz: his bullying boyfriend. Tim is convinced Steve is the cause of the bruises that Matt blows off as part of his risky sport. But rising to the defense of the man he’s beginning to love means coming to terms with who he is—in public—in a battle not even his black belt prepared him to fight. Until now.
Product Warnings
Contains an out-and-proud klutz, a closeted, karate-loving accountant—and a cat who thinks it’s all about him. Watch for a cameo appearance from the Pricks and Pragmatism lovers. May inspire yearnings for fresh air, exercise, and a fit, tanned bike mechanic of your very own.

Mark’s Quick Bite

Just simply; a delightful story with a not too soppy HEA.

I really liked this book, it's real characters and subtle British humour, a very refreshing read that left me feeling good.

My favourite character? Has to be the cat, Wolverine, what a great name for a sassy ginger!

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Giveaway

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win an eBook from this weeks list.

Good Luck!

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75 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of the books. Though they all sound great, I'd choose Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. Jennifer Thompson7 April 2014 at 04:29

    I haven't read any of these...yet. They all sound great!

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  3. Haven't read any of them but would love to read Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan.

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  4. I haven't read any of these books yet. If I were to win, I would choose Hard Tail. I looked at Amazon and GR reviews to find out more about it and it looks like the kind of book that I would enjoy!

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  5. I haven't read any of these. Hard to choose betweeen Hard Tail and Houseboat on the Nile... I'll decide myself if I'm lucky enough to win ;-) Thanks for the chance.

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  6. I haven't read any of these books yet... But if I had to choose only one, it would probably be Hard Tail, because I love JL Merrow's books

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  7. No, I haven't read any yet either. I'd pick either Hard Tail or Nowhere Ranch. Thanks!

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  8. I haven't read any of them, Houseboat on the Nile sounds the most interesting to me.

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  9. Loved Hard Tail - its JL Merrow after all! Have got Pick Up Men but not read yet. The other two sound great - going to go for Nowhere Ranch

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  10. Nowhere Ranch was great! I would choose Pickup Men.

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  11. I haven't read any of these books! Would love them all!!

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  12. I've read Nowhere Ranch; it was great! I think I'd pick Houseboat on the Nile. I've heard so many good things about that one.

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  13. All great choices. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Haven't read any of these, I would choose Nowhere Ranch! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I started Nowhere Ranch but haven't finished it yet, so far really good. I would take any of the others
    puddinp1e@msn.com

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  16. I haven't read any of these. I think Hard Tail or Nowhere Ranch. Thanks for this awesome feature. I have discovered so many good reads.

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  17. I haven't read any of these yet, although I am a big fan of Heidi Cullinan's.

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  18. Nowhere Ranch looks good to me.

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  19. I'd love to read Hard Tail or Pick Up Men.

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  20. Nowhere Ranch--- really caught my attention!

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  21. I have not read any of them, but would choose Houseboat on the Nile. It sounds like fun!

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  22. I've not read any of these but would love to read Hardtail!

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  23. Either hard tail or pick up men

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  24. I haven't read any of these and I love cowboys so it would either be Pickup Men or Nowhere Ranch, thanks for the giveaway

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  25. The only one I haven't read is Pickup Men. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy!

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  26. Lol, I can never answer this question!

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  27. I haven't read any of these before. Would like to try out Nowhere Ranch for sure, but they all look delicious!

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  28. All new books for me, want to read them all. But Houseboat on the Nile would be first on my list.

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  29. I haven't read any of the books. I would like to read Hard Tail. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  30. None yet but I'm interested in Hard Tail

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  31. I haven't read any of them and I can't decide between Pick Up Men or Nowhere Ranch.

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  32. more for the wish list. all of them look great! mommidono(@yahoo.com)

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  33. Read Pickup Men and loved it! Looks like more books to be added to my TBR pile ;-)
    Looking forward to Hardtail most of all.

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  34. I haven't read any of them but would love too :)

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  35. Have you read any of these books? If so what did you think and which book would you pick this week?

    No, I haven't read any of the books on this list.
    -Sam Harlow

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  36. I haven't read any of these, but would be happy with any.

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  37. Haven't read any of these. Hard Tail would be where I would start.

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  38. I haven't read any yet. I would choose Houseboat on the Nile. Jennie LovesBooks

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  39. Haven't read any of these (they all sound good!)
    Houseboat On The Nile: Spy v Spook By Tinnean would be my choice

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  40. I would like Nowhere Ranch if I win.

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  41. Pick-up Man

    melissa

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  42. NOWHERE RANCH or PICKUP MEN would be great!

    --Trix

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  43. This week is an easy pick. Hands down, no questions asked, Hard Tail would be my choice. Of course, I think that if JL Merrow wrote a phone book I'd read it! I haven't read any of the other books either, but they look good too. :)

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  44. I haven't read any of these books yet. I haven't read anything by Heidi Cullinan and have good things about her stories...so I guess Nowhere Ranch?

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  45. Read 2 of them already, so I would choose Houseboat on the Nile.

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  46. Hard Tail looks great. Thx for the giveaway!

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  47. I've not read any and would love to read them. Thanks for the chance.

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  48. I haven't read any, but I'd choose the Pickup Men! Cowboys and Rodeos. Enough said.

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  49. Oh, a couple fo good ones in here! Hard Tail looks awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  50. I haven't read any but I'm going to add them to my tbr and slowly get them. I'm not sure which I'd choose, there are a couple I want but can't decide just yet.

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  51. I haven't read any of these. I would like to read Nowhere ranch! Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I haven't read any of these but they all sound like great reads! The one I really liked is Houseboat On The Nile: Spy v Spook By Tinnean. It sounds awesome! :)

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    Diana Huffer
    dihuffer @ gmail . com

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  53. Oh - J.L. Merrow and Heidi Cullinan are such great authors!

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  54. I've already read Nowhere Ranch and was a very good. The other three I haven't read nor do I own them yet. Houseboat on the Nile and Pickup Men sound good and I have enjoyed the J L Merrow's books I've purchased in the past. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rush
    taina1959 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I haven't read any of them. I'd pick Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan because I am a fan after having read Special Delivery.

    blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I haven't read any of them and am very hard pressed to pick one. I guess Nowhere Ranch, since I have seen it several times and it has called to me every time.

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  57. I have read Nowhere Ranch and was a great book! While they all sound so interesting, Houseboat on the Nile would be my pick. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway!

    tozan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  58. Nowhere Ranch I would pick. I have not read any of these yet.

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  59. Haven't read any of them but Houseboat on the Nile and Nowhere Ranch look good!!

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  60. Sheila Shepherd9 April 2014 at 05:28

    I read Pick Up Men so I suppose I would like to read Nowhere Ranch next.

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  61. I haven't read any although I own two. I would choose "Pickup Men" because I like coming out of the closet stories :)

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  62. I haven't read any, but they all sound great!

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  63. Gonna go 1 click some of these. Thank you.

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  64. I have read both Nowhere Ranch and Hard Tail. Really enjoyed each of them. I would pick Pickup Men from the remaining two.

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  65. I have not read any of these, but I would be interested in 'Hard Tail'

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  66. I have read Nowhere Ranch. I enjoyed it but was trying to remember what other books had a ranch called Nowhere Ranch in them. Anyone?

    I would like hard Tail or Pick up men please

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  67. Hard Tail .. Thanks for the chance!

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  68. Haven't read any of the books. Would like Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. Haven't read any of them but would love to read Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan

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