Monday, December 08, 2014

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites & Giveaway

8th December

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 three great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Abigail Roux, Josephine Myles & Darien Cox. Don’t forget can can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

Don’t forget, through out December we are running our December: 5 for ME! ~ 5 for YOU! Giveaway… all you need to do is answer the questions on our posts during the month of December.

 

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Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

Synopsis

’Tis the season of goodwill to all men…even the one who dumped you.

Riley MacDermott’s ambitions are simple. Managing the annual Bath Christmas Market—which involves long hours in the cold and a whole lot of hassle—will secure the promotion he needs to afford to move out of his noisy, top-floor flat. Where not even his balcony is safe from an aggressive herring gull.

The last stallholder he expects to see is his ex. Riley never recovered from their break up, and five years on the old chemistry still sparkles. So does their habitual head butting.

Stan never wanted to leave the love of his life, but the pull of the woods was too strong—and Riley was firmly planted in the city. Reconnecting is painful, but Stan still jumps at the chance to stay with his old flame during the Market. And damn the consequences.

As the weeks pass, the two grow closer than ever. But despite scorching sex and cozy intimacy, they both know they face a cold and lonely future. Unless one of them can compromise.

Warning: Contains sex in a shed, a seagull with a grudge, glamping, awful Secret Santa underwear, misuse of an Abba song, and as many wood-related puns as the author thought she could get away with.

Mark’s Quick Bite

My Quick Bite. Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles - 5 stars. Such a joyful, lighthearted, wonderfully witty read, this is exactly the thing I need to put me in the Christmas spirit. What I love about Jo's books are the characters. Here we have two totally different characters, Stan the masculine, feral, back to nature type and Riley, the city career guy, slightly camp when he puts it on, but never short of a comment or wise-crack. Riley loves the life in the city with all it's creature comforts, even if it does come with a seagull on the balcony, and Stan likes nothing better than the seclusion of the country, living in a house he's built himself miles from nowhere.

I enjoyed this read so much. This needs to go on everyone's Christmas reading list or in their stocking.

So to finish with lets sing a carol..........ready? After three; one......two.....three........

God rest ye merry gentlemen,
No seagull should dismay,
For Stan and Riley realise,
There is no other way,
They find their love and happy end and leave the town behind,
Glad feelings of Christmas in Bath,
Christmas in Bath,
Glad feelings of Christmas in Bath.

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Criminal Minds by Darien Cox

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

Synopsis

When young attorney Brendan Burke opens his first law practice in a new city, he knows things are about to change in his life—though he never expected one of those things to be his sexual orientation. But when he meets Marcello, a sexy and mysterious stranger working at a restaurant in Providence’s Little Italy, he can’t fight his compulsion to pursue him. But while Marcello is willing to let Brendan into his bedroom, he’s stubbornly elusive about his past and his family. Fixated on discovering the truth, Brendan’s passion for Marcello turns out to be far more dangerous than he ever anticipated.

Macky’s Quick Bite

If I remember rightly this was my second Darian Cox book and I just loved it! The first book had sparked one of my back to back reads of all the books of his I could find, and this is still my favourite of all of them. Heated, sexy and sensual to the point of "Whoa, pass me the fan," it was also exciting, surprising, gripping and deliciously angsty without being overly dramatic. I was hooked from the moment golden boy lawyer, Brendan fell in insta-lust with gorgeous moody, bad boy Marcello, in the restaurant where Marc was working as a busboy. I fell in major lust too, and ended up falling hard for both these guys! Brendan has had minor experiences with guys in his past and does wonder if he's Bi but he fights it and for years has lived the straight life, so his intense attraction and reaction to Marc blows him away. I loved the friction between them as they couldn't keep away from each other, even though they knew they should! This gripping story oozed sexual tension and the chemistry between the MC's was electric. Exactly how I like it and as far as plot goes, there were plenty of surprises in store that I certainly didn't expect. A fantastic read and a definite keeper.

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Shock & Awe (Sidewinder #1) by Abigail Roux

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

Synopsis

After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He’s not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O’Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet—after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can. He’s very surprised, though, when Nick humors his moment of curiosity and kisses him.
Nick knows all of Kelly’s quirks and caprices, so the kiss was a low-risk move on his part . . . or so he thought. But what should’ve been a simple moment unleashes a flood of confusing emotions and urges that neither man is prepared to address.
Now, Kelly and Nick must figure out what they mean to each other—friends and brothers in arms, or something even deeper?—before the past can come back to ruin their tenuous future.

 

Monique’s Quick Bite

Abigail Roux once again proves her excellence when it comes to outstanding dialogue, it’s effortless, and the banter and snarky humour just flow, and when you combine that with enough sizzling, sexual chemistry to melt your kindle… and not forgetting the fabulous writing, we have yet another winner from Ms Roux and two men that are sure to give Ty and Zane a run for their money.

Abigail Roux did an amazing job of endearing me to these characters, especially with it being novella length… And with them spending so much time on the experimentation! But that in itself was enlightening, tender and so very heart warming.  We also got to see an innocence to Kelly, because for him he was experiencing everything for the first time and you could feel his wonder and excitement at it all and although Nick had had sex with men in the past it was as though he too was seeing it in a whole new light… only this time through the big heart and love of Kelly.

I absolutely adored Nick and Kelly and by the end I just wanted… more fabulous dialogue, definitely more kisses, and the sex… well, hell yes! That goes without saying! Was there anything I didn’t like? No!!! I just wanted more!

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Giveaway

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December Giveaway

Debut Author

 

 

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34 comments:

  1. Hmm, plenty to choose from... but I think Alana Henry is my fav debut author, I simply adored her book Behind Bars (Cell Mates #1).

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  2. Hmmm, maybe Felice Stevens, I really enjoyed A Walk Through Fire!

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  3. Loved Grif's Toy by Joseph Lance Tonlet

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  4. Renae Kaye & Felice Stevens. I think they released their first books in 2014. Anyway, I loved Rescue Me & Loving Jay!

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  5. I probably read some debut authors this year, but I actually don't know who...

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  6. I don't really know which of the author's I've read are new. I read a few "new to me" authors I really liked especially Eli Easton.

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  7. Sarina Bowen's The Understatement of the Year was a great story and her first m/m.

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  8. Loved Grif's Toy by Joseph Lance Tonlet and Loving Jay by Renae Kaye!

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  9. I do not know if it is a first book, but I read a book by Jair Marlowe, Dog and Pony, and I loved it.

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  10. I honestly don't pay attention to whether or not the author is newly published or not. I've probably read and enjoyed some new authors in 2014, but couldn't say who.

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  11. I'm not sure I've read anything by Debut Authors this year.

    "Merry Gentlemen" by Josephine Myles is on my "to buy list"!
    And I've read "Criminal Pleasures" by Darien Cox. Liked the story.
    Both authors are "must try" for me :)

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    1. Renae Kaye!
      Just finished reading "The Shearing Gun" - awesome story, must read! Was greatly surprised when reached "here comes almost break up" part of the book (75-80% or so).

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  12. Maybe Sera Trevor.... I've read so many books, it's hard to remember!

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  13. I agree with Christine- Understatement of the Year was Sarina Bowen's first M/M attempt and I LOVED it!
    psshepherd@earthlink.net

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  14. always by kindle alexander love this book jeaninebeaulieu@hotmail.ca

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  15. I've read so many books this year that it was hard to come up with who was a debut author. After looking through my list though I'd have to say Renae Kaye is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Dance by Teodora Kostova as debut author.
    Read all 3 books in this giveaway and loved them all!!!

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  18. Renae Kaye is my favorite debut author of this year.

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  19. I know these two authors had a novel published last year, but apparently I have not read any 2014 debut authors. So, I pick J. Fally and Alexis Hall.

    Thanks!

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  20. Ack, I'm drawing a blank right now! Sorry...

    --Trix

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  21. I think I love all the ones from Love's Landscape. I have read every story and each one has so much talent that I was in awe.

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  22. Not sure if they're new, or just new to me, but I enjoyed JD Ruskin and Meredith Shayne. :-)

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  23. E.S. Skipper would be my favorite debut author followed by Theorda Kostova. Merry Gentleman is going toward the top of my TBR list

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  24. The one I can think of that I'm fairly certain debuted this year is Joseph Lance Tonlet....

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  25. i wasn't aware Renae Kaye was a debut author but I have enjoyed her books.

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  26. Renae Kaye and J.J. Scotts (for her Chase series :-) I know her first short story came out end of Dec 2013 but a majority of her books came out in 2014 :-p I'm counting her, lol)

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  27. Nic Starr & Sera Trevor come to mind, but I'm sure there are some I haven't identified as debut authors. I've read many excellent books this year.

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  28. Felice Stevens. Love Rescued and her new one A Walk Through Fire

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  29. My Favorite Debut author of 2014 is Anya Byrne!

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  30. My favorite 2014 author is John Wiltshire. Just love his More Heat than the Sun series!

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  31. So many wonderful new authors and some of those transferring from different genre to MM to mention to just one would be to difficult, so I will just mention a few :) Joseph Lance Tonlet, Renae Kaye, Nicola Haken, E.S. Skipper... Thank you for a chance to win some books...

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