Monday, March 02, 2015

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites and Giveaway

2nd March 2015

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 Gabrielle Evans, James Ryder, MacLeod, Giselle Ellis and  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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Let the Rain Come Down (The Moonlight Breed Book 6) by Gabrielle Evans

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

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Synopsis

[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, public exhibition, light bondage, HEA] After spending a decade of doing exactly what he’s told and having every minute of his life choreographed for him, Oscar has no idea what to do now that he’s free.

Keeping him and his friends hidden from people who want to hurt them is top priority, but he can’t help wanting something more for himself. Neither completely man nor animal, but somewhere between, Demitrius Accola has lived his life as an outcast, enduring the fear and judgment of others because of his appearance.

Assigned to protect the new Moonlighters in Haven, he never thought he’d find his mate. Nor did he expect that the little shifter would be completely unafraid of him. When the past Oscar is trying to outrun finally catches up with him, there’s no question of how far Demitrius will go to protect his mate. It’s only a question of if it will be enough. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Liza’s Quick Bite

Yes, I might admit to going through a phase of loving shifters, (okay that one is not a phase, I adore shifters) who happen to be of disparate sizes and slightly flawed, and yet love each other anyway.  You get that with Gabrielle Evan's books.  In this one, which can be read as standalone, but it is easier if you have read a couple of the others, we get to learn about Demitrius and Oscar.  Demitrius has always kept himself away from others not only because of his animal, but because when most people see him, they scream at him and not in a nice way.  Oscar didn't scream, in fact the tiny little man got a lot closer than Demitrius was used to and it was adorable.

Oscar is a hedgehog shifter, and doesn't that just make you go "awww" before you have even read the book.  He is a little bit prickly but he loves his mate with his whole soul and their story had me laughing, and a bit worried for both of them at parts.  But in true Ms. Evans fashion the two men sort out the fuss, and are strongly cemented in their true love.

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Dream Lover by James Ryder

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Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

When Mr. Glad Rags meets Mr. Riches, the result is flaming fun.

Sometimes dreams really do come true. But sometimes they can turn into nightmares.

‘The curse said that anyone who owned the Rockford plantation house would dream of their one true love, whether that love was their wife or husband or not; or indeed whether they had even met the person yet. You would fall in love instantly but when you consummated that love, you would condemn your soul mate to death, for within the next cycle of the moon your one true love would suffer the most agonising, painful death.’

Hard-nosed journalist Ryan Davis didn’t believe in the curse when he’d purchased the run-down Louisiana mansion. He still didn’t want to believe it after falling for Hunter Hampton, despite the fact that he’d had the most intensely sensual dream about him two nights before meeting him for first time. But it’s hard to ignore the tragedies that have befallen the previous owners of the property.

But who set the curse, and why? And more importantly, can it be undone before it’s too late?

Mark’s Quick Bite

A little gem of a book. It only took me just over three hours to read, but my how James manages to pack a lot into a few pages. What I really loved about this book was the combination of mystery-suspense, love story, the characters, its descriptions, the well paced plot, historical aspects and the history of the characters, all woven into one great read. Although the alleged curse on the house finds a more modern answer, you are still left with a question mark on whether the old curse is really still in effect. This was brilliantly done and left me holding my breath right to the very end of the book with of course a HEA. 

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Take My a Picture by Giselle Ellis

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

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Synopsis

Aaron has no idea what he's walking into when he shows up to pose for a famous—and famously bad-tempered—photographer. He certainly doesn't expect to end up working as Jake's assistant for five frustrating, thrilling, and crazy years instead of in front of the camera.

It all works until Jake realizes Aaron has become the focus of his life, a life that's threatened when Aaron actually leaves him to start a relationship with someone else. Though it breaks his heart, Jake realizes he has to set his beloved muse free to have any chance of winning Aaron back.

 

Macky’s Quick Bite

Classed as one of my little gem finds; 'Take My Picture' always runs like a movie in my head. I've read it a few times now and can picture this being made into a rom com indie gay film. A story where the two very likable but exasperating MC's dance around each other for a long time like a couple of numpties before they realise what's been staring them in the face! They're true soul mates who are totally clueless to the obvious love that everyone ...and I mean everyone...including the flow of boyfriends who come into their lives over the years, BFF's, the world, his dog and his mother, can see they have for each other! But it's so enjoyable and endearing watching them finally reach their HEA that despite wanting to shake the two of them at times, you just can't help loving them to bits. Full to the brim with snappy dialogue, dry humour, excellent snark and banter, as well as the loads of sigh worthy scenes that make you tingle and feel all warm and fuzzy, it's just delightful. One of my all time faves.

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Giveaway

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39 comments:

  1. Not really interested in m/m shifters mating PNR series... But I can't decide between Dream Lover and Take My Picture: I love both synopsises (not sure about this plural... sorry!) & the art on the covers, and I especially love Mark and Macky's inputs! Thanks for the chance to have to make up my mind ;-)

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  2. Take my Picture. I've already read Dream Lover and loved it.

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  3. Dream Lover is my choice. I've had that book in my TBR list for months.

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  4. I've read Take My Picture which was a terrific story, but not the other two. It's hard to choose which one.

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  5. Let the Rain Come Down (The Moonlight Breed Book 6) by Evans....I love my shifters!!!

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  6. Dream Lover would be the natural choice for me, as I've had my fill of shifters for a while. But who can resist a hedgehog shifter? I have the cutes just thinking about it.

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  7. Dream lover sounds great. Love the synopsis and the cover!

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  8. Take My a Picture by Giselle Ellis. I loveHEA!!

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  9. Dream lover. I've read Take My Picture and I'm not a great shifter fan

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  10. I have Take My Picture on my TBR list - would love to win a copy. Thanks!

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  11. I loved Let the Rain Come Down! That whole world is one of my comfort reads. :) I'd love to read Dream Lover, though.

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  12. I'd love to read Take My a Picture by Giselle Ellis as I'm in the mood for a bit of fun along with with my beloved snark. It sounds sweet and sexy which is a great combo. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I've already read Let The Rain Come Down, so either of the others would be wonderful.

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  14. I'd like to read "Dream Lover" by James Ryder I enjoying reading books with a mystery and suspense in them, as well as a HEA.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  15. Take My Picture!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  16. Let the Rain Come Down because I love shifters.

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  17. Although all three books sounds good Dream Lover by James Ryder sounds the most interesting. Besides, James is a new to me author.
    taina1959 @ yahoo.com

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  19. Thank you for this giveaway! All of the books sound awesome.. but Let The Rain Come Down really grabs me. I have this thing for shifter books! :)

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  20. I would love to read Let the Rain Come Down because different shifter types really interest me or Take My Picture because I read the sample and it just made me laugh!

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  21. After reading your little reviews I'd have to go with Take My Picture. :-)

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  22. Take my Picture sounds a new and different story to me

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  23. I want them all!! ummmm...ok...this one is harder than usual ....Let the Rain Come Down (The Moonlight Breed Book 6) by Gabrielle Evans sounds good :)

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  24. I love shifter stories, and a hedgehog shifter? Awesome. But...I love snarky rom com more. I have to go with Take My Picture.

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  25. DREAM LOVER and TAKE MY PICTURE both appeal for different reasons!

    --Trix

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  26. I've read Take My Picture and thought it was an okay read. I want to give Let the Rain Come Down a read. Shifter stories have always appealed to me.

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  27. Take My Picture because I love that title.

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  28. dream lover sounds interesting magical

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  29. All of these sound great. Dream Lover by James Ryder would be my first choice.

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  30. Let the Rain Come Down (The Moonlight Breed Book 6) by Gabrielle Evans

    I love anything shifter and I love the author an excited to read thia book.

    Grissom.kristy@gmail.com

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  31. Take My Picture looks great! I really like the name of this book.

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  33. Take My a Picture by Giselle Ellis

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  34. Dream Lover sounds really good. That would be my pick this week.

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  35. I would love to read Take My Picture by Giselle Ellis it sounds really good.

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  36. dream lover sounds like my kind of book

    jeaninebeaulieu@hotmail.ca

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  37. Take My a Picture by Giselle Ellis

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  38. Take my Picture would be my first choice .I've had this on my TBR list for a while now.
    Hope to win it!!!

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