Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway

28.07.2014

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.

Another week over, and here we are again with this weeks Quick Bites! We have four more fabulous recommended reads for you this week from Clare London, Sage Marlow, Eden Winters and Cardeno C.

Don’t forget can can also enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites, and let us know if you have read and loved any of these books or which one might be tempting that one click finger!

 

Good Luck & Happy Reading!

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The Wish by Eden Winters

 

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Rating ~ 5 stars

Synopsis

At his death, Byron Sinclair left behind more than just his much older partner Alfred Anderson. The couple helped raise their respective nephews, and while Paul Sinclair and Alex Martin are now adults, they still have some growing up to do, particularly when it comes to getting along with each other.
If they refuse to be in the house at the same time, how can Alex be so sure Paul is an opportunistic suck-up with the morals of an alley cat? Paul isn’t impressed with aloof and arrogant playboy Alex, either. Both swear they know all they need to about the other--and about themselves.
Byron’s dying wish is for Alfred to help Paul and Alex see how perfect they are for each other. But when the boys stubbornly refuse to acknowledge what's right in front of them, Byron must get creative – though it’ll be difficult without hands, or a voice, or a body….

 

Macky’s Quick Bite

This was a pretty early buy for me so it's a while since I read it but I still remember being extremely taken with it because of its slightly different but very enjoyable take on the usual romantic ghost story partly because it's paranormal element was really quite subtle, so it never felt over the top or swamped the central love story between its two chalk and cheese protagonists. I loved that Eden never took The Wish into the realms of being overly maudlin or too sad, which it could have been but at the same time she still made it feel very tender, touching and poignant. Anyway, the basic idea is that at the beginning of the book Alfred Anderson, a 'mature' gay man, has sadly just lost his established long term partner Byron Synclair. The love of his life. During their years together both men had been very hands on in the lives of their respective nephews, Alex and Paul, two very different guys! Alex is a love 'em and leave 'em playboy who comes over as cold and materialistic. Paul is his complete opposite. Kind, caring, thoughtful and totally unimpressed with money and expensive trappings. Needless to say these two do not get on, leaving the story open to some great sexual tension, misunderstandings and the sort of love/hate relationship that (of course) turns very nicely into love over the course of the book, with some help from the 'other side' in the form—or should I say the non corporeal form—of deceased uncle Byron. Who tries to help his beloved partner Alfred to get the two stubborn guys to see that personality differences or not, these two could be a match made in heaven. However Byron has his job cut out for him as you'll see if you read this lovely romantic story.... Proper feel good! I still have it on my kindle and one day it'll definitely get another airing.

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In Another Life by Cardeno C

 

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Rating ~ 4 Stars

Synopsis

At age 18, Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn't leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny - the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: the life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived, but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis's side, will Shiloh find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for?

 

Mark’s Quick Bite

This book is really about second chances and realising your opportunities when they present themselves and grasping on to them. Shiloh is gay, 18 and so afraid to come out he decides to try and take the other way out. Until he wakes up again in hospital and has a vision of himself in the future at the age of 36, where he finds the love of his life in the form of Travis. He is a counsellor for teenagers with problems and at a meeting meets Travis who is accompanying his niece. Needless to say it’s love at first sight, but hey, I believe it does happen. Worked for me and only the most cynical, bitter and twisted among us would deny otherwise. Even if it has never happened to someone personally doesn’t mean to say we’re all looking for it.

I enjoyed this story a lot. It has a strong message that life is too precious to throw away and you should enjoy every day and take joy in the things you have.

☆MACKY ~ 5 STARS☆

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Sub Mission by Sage Marlowe

 

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Synopsis

How far would you go to save the one you love? Pierce Hollister is a down-to-earth businessman. Most of the time. His romantic side has him secretly dreaming of Mr Right, a family and happy ever after. Noah Conway is a single father who doesn't believe in happy families anymore. When his daughter's life is at stake, he would sell his soul to save her but as a sadistic Dom takes an interest in him, he sells his body instead. A shared session at a BDSM club leaves Pierce intrigued and soon he finds himself willing to do anything in his power to heal the wounds that life has left on Noah's soul. When he realises that the very thing Noah dreads the most might just be what he needs, Pierce sets out on a mission - but maybe it's just not in his power to save Noah. Will Noah be able to battle the demons that haunt him and find the happy ever after Pierce has dreamed up for them?

 

Tina’s Quick Bite

Sub-Mission is the first story of the same named three-part series. It’s about Noah, a single father who does everything in his power to save the life of his sick daughter, even if that means to sell body and soul to a sadistic Dom.

When Pierce, a business man, shares a session with Noah and said Dom at a BDSM club he can’t get Noah out of his mind, he wants to heal the broken and traumatized man and a roller coaster ride of emotions begin.

Sub-Mission is entertainingly written and the characters well elaborated. OMG… how I sometimes longed to hug or smack both of the guys. Badly!

Overall, it was an enjoyable read with a perfect mix of inner struggles, angst, friendship and love, a great book packed full of emotional moments. Recommended.

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Freeman by Clare London

 

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Rating ~ 4 Stars

Synopsis

Freeman’s return to the city is quiet, without fuss. Another client: another case. He’ll source what they need and be on his way. But he’s been missed by more people than he thought: his ex-wife, his ex-lover, and his ex-business partner. And at least one of them wants him the hell gone again.
Freeman — private, controlled – just does his job. But when he strikes up an unusual friendship with the young runaway Kit, trouble comes looking for both men, ready to expose secrets that can destroy their fragile trust. Yet, for Kit, Freeman’s more than ready for the challenge.

 

Monique’s Quick Bite

The opening prologue to this book had me jumping up and down with excitement! It’s a compelling read and I was sucked in, mouth agape ready for the promise of more… it set the scene for the book perfectly, a story shrouded in mystery, the dark atmosphere almost oppressive, with a narrator both unemotional and detached from the proceedings despite the fact that he was placed right in the middle of it. He is dark and mysterious, knowing, an observer lurking in the shadows of a seedy night club, the boy next to him a stranger, yet somehow he feels protective towards him… he knows this world and it’s nefarious characters, yet he sits, watching like a predator patiently stalking his prey, no emotion, guarded, yet totally aware!

Throughout we only have Freeman’s thoughts and perspective, but Ms London does not rush him, no… we are slowly and painfully drip fed information with layer upon layer slowly pulled away never getting the whole picture until the end, and I love that Clare London challenges us as readers to draw our own conclusions and fill in the gaps that Freeman has been so reluctant to share. Ms London brings us stories filled with atmosphere, the intensity of which is palpable at times and Freeman is a shining example.

This book is Highly recommended... I LOVED IT!!!

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51 comments:

  1. I have Freeman on my eReader but haven't read it yet. Of the rest I'd love In Another Life by Cardeno C.

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  2. I haven't read any of these, but Freeman sounds like something I would like.

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  3. I haven't read any of these. I would choose Sub Mission. Thanks.

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  4. I'd love In Another Life! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I haven't read any but would love a chance to win The Wish!

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  6. I haven't read any of them yet but after the recommendation, Freeman is definitely at the top of my TBR.

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  7. I haven't read any of these yet. In Another Life & Freeman sound really good.

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  8. I've read the Cardeno C book alrrady. It was very good. I think I'd like to read The Wish.

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  9. I have not read any of them, but they seem very interesting to me and I would love to read any of them.

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  10. I have not but The Wish and Sub Mission both sound good!!

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  11. I haven't gotten to read any of these yet. In Another Life by Cardeno C would be my first choice.

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  12. I have yet to read any of these, but In Another Life looks good! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I haven't read any of these books yet. If I had to choose one, it would be The Wish.

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  14. All new-to-me books! I'd like a chance to read The Wish. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. I'd like Freeman this week. Have read and enjoyed In Another Life

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  16. I've read Another Life and enjoyed it. The others look like good reads.

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  17. I have not read any of them but am thinking they look good. I would like to read The Wish.

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  18. I haven't read any of these yet. In Another Life by Cardeno C sounds really good.

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  19. I have not read any of these. I would be interested in any of them, particularly 'Freeman'

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  20. Freeman sounds good.
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  21. I want to read Freeman by Clare London. I haven't read any of these books yet.

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  22. Submission and In Another Life are now on TBR list. I haven't read any of the books featured this week.

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  23. I haven't read any of these yet but In Another Life and Sub Mission top my list

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  24. I haven't read any of these, but Another Life has caught my eye!

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  25. I have not read any of these books but The Wish and Freeman both sound good. Thanks!

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  26. Some good looking books here, I haven't read either, but the Wish and Submission sound good, but all of them do!!!

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  27. Sub-Misson looks good...heck, they all look good!

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  28. Never read any of these books but my first book would be In Another Life by Cardeno C!! Thank U!!

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  29. I might get FREEMAN or THE WISH.

    --Trix

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  30. I've read Sub-Mission and enjoyed it
    My choice this week is The Wish by Eden Winters

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  31. havent read any of these yet bur they all sounds great

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  32. I haven't ready any of these, but I'd be happy to.

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  33. I haven't read any of these but they all sound great. I would be happy with any of them. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I haven't ready any of them but I think I'd pick Freeman.

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  35. I haven't read any and they all look good to me, but would probably go with Sub_mission first

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  36. No, none of them yet, but they all sound terrific! The one that intrigues me the most is "In Another Life" by Cardeno C. Thanks for the chance :)

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  37. I've got "In Another Life" but all the other look really good (and are new to me - more books for the TBR! :)).

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  38. I have read other books by these authors, but not the ones on this review. If I am lucky to win then I will have to deicide which one I will pick as I would like them all

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  39. I haven't read Freeman by Clare London yet.

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  40. I haven't read any of these. I choose "Freeman" Thanks!

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  41. The Wish this week!

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  42. I haven't read any but Sub Mission by Sage Marlowe has caught my eye.

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  43. The Wish or Freeman...

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  44. I want to read Sub Mission by Sage Marlowe.

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  45. Mmm~~ I would love to read Sub Mission by Sage Marlowe. :D

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