Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday’s M/M Quick Bites and Giveaway

Monday 20th AprilAs 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 M.J. O’Shea, Olivia Black, Carolyne Chand. 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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Coming Home by M.J. O’Shea

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

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Synopsis

Rock Bay: Book One
Tallis Carrington ruled Rock Bay with his gang of jocks and an iron fist—until a scandal destroyed his family's name. Ten years later Tallis is dead broke, newly homeless, and on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. He needs money and needs it fast, and Rock Bay is the only home he knows. But the people of Rock Bay haven’t forgotten him—or the spoiled brat he used to be.

The only person in town willing to overlook his past is Lex, the new coffee shop owner, who offers Tally a job even though he appears to despise Tally based on his reputation alone. When Tally discovers his gorgeous boss is the kid he tortured back in high school, Lex's hot and cold routine finally makes sense. Now Tally has to pull out all the stops to prove he was never really the jerk he seemed to be. After all, if he can win Lex’s heart, the rest of the town should be a piece of coffee cake.

Macky’s Quick Bite

I'm a bit of a sucker for the enemy to lover trope. I love seeing the underdog get his day, and his man, especially when said man has been his long standing nemesis; it always makes for great ST and sizzling chemistry. Tally and Lex are no exception and make a hot pairing. As the 'bad guy', Tally redeems himself nicely and Lex is just an absolute sweetie. I loved the scenes together in the coffee shop, witnessing Tally break down Lex's defenses, whilst at the same time watching Lex make Tally sweat, till they both finally give in to their attraction —that ultimately becomes love—was brilliant. There's a nice touch of angst thrown in to keep the story rolling, and some great secondary characters who add to the mix. I loved this start to the Rock Bay Series and have read it a couple of times now. A feel good fave...nice one M.J.

  

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Brock's Punishment (Silver Bullet 11) by Olivia Black

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Rating ~ 5 Stars

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Synopsis

Brock Townsend loves his pack. When a pack member gets shot, he goes hunting for the man responsible. In a moment of anger, he shifts and kills a human. When the F.P.A. shows up in New Orleans, Brock knows he must accept the punishment for his actions. Shaw Iza is a federal agent. He's dedicated his life to following the law, hunting down rogue paranormals and delivering punishment. When the F.P.A. receives a call from the human authorities in New Orleans reporting a death, he's sent to investigate. With all the false calls the F.P.A. receives, Shaw doesn't really believe a shifter is involved until he discovers a bit of evidence that changes his life forever. Brock has to face the possibility that his crime might keep his mate from him. Shaw has to face the fact that he might have to be the one to punish his mate. The difference between duty and love thins as they both face an uncertain future where truth and justice are a matter of perspective. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Liza’s Quick Bite

Brock knew he didn't have any right to kill the human, Paul Darren, but at the time he honestly thought he had no choice.  The man was a danger to pack and two of his closest friends.  But when his mate is the one that is called in to arrest and punish him, the all sorts of sparks fly, and not necessarily the good kind.

Shaw is a man who does his job with the Federal Paranormal Agency with efficiency and a type of ruthlessness that often leaves others cold.  Called in to investigate the murder of a human, he is shocked to find out the killer not only turns himself in, but is his fated mate. All of a sudden he has to chose between doing his job and protecting his mate, and what is the man supposed to do?  Will Brock take his punishment like the man he is, or will Shaw be expected to give up everything in his life to protect a man he doesn't even know.

This is a totally awesome story and you don't have to have read the others in the series to follow along perfectly.  The chemistry between Shaw and Brock is intense and when Shaw does make up his mind, well that scene was fever inducing.  I am off to buy more books in this series, I strongly recommend you do the same.

 

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The Knife of Narcissus (Parts I – II) by Carolyne Chand

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Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Lucius Sentius, along with most people in the city of Rome, assumes that the debauched days of Nero are behind them now that Rome has settled down under a sober new ruler, Vespasian. Lucius may be only the son of a merchant, but his newly arranged marriage to an older widow will bring powerful connections and an enviable life. If he keeps himself on a respectable path.

The upcoming marriage seems impossible when he discovers that his heart lies somewhere not at all respectable: his lifelong friend Trio, the reserved and serious son of one of the most reserved and pious families in the city.

As Lucius is pushed along the course of duty to family, to his promised spouse, and to Rome itself, he begins to see under the surface of his city, into a net of intrigues, manipulation, and corruption that can carry him upward in status and power...or destroy both him and the people he loves.

A serial novel in 7 parts.

 

Mark’s Quick Bite

You can’t beat the Romans for a bit of debauchery and a bit on the side with a sex slave. I love my historical stories, I love my romans, so an M/M romance set in Roman times and Carolyne Chand with her first two parts of the series The Knife of Narcissus is on a winner for me – WOOHOO!! An M/M Roman saga.

Lucius and Trio have been friends since they were children, however Lucius is now about to be married, arranged by his father and all in the name of increasing the families social class if it wasn’t already high enough, so even this early on the political dealings begin. The story sets a scene of Rome that I found realistic, well described and I was immediately swept back to an ancient time and walking down the streets of ancient Rome. Since their boyhood fumblings, Lucius has developed a little more than a crush on his best friend and is determined to make love to him.

If you love your Romans and your historical novels then this series will be just the thing you’re looking for.

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38 comments:

  1. Brock's Punishment (Silver Bullet 11) by Olivia Black

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  2. I really like the synopsis of Coming Home by M.J. O’Shea, so it is my choice for this week. And an easy one as I hate serials (even obviously really good ones...) and am kind of over the whole shifters mating scene ;-)

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  3. Brock's Punishment caught my eye this week. Love shifters.

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  4. Brock's Punishment. Ditto what Irene wrote.

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  5. Coming Home sounds awesome, and I love M.J.

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  6. I have been wanting to read Coming Home for awhile now. I do have it on my to buy list.

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  7. Coming Home sounds like a winner, but so does Brock's Punishment. Both authors are new to me.

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  8. Thank you for Another awesome giveaway! Coming home by MJ sounds amazing

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  9. Thank you for Another awesome giveaway! Coming home by MJ sounds amazing

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  10. The simple title as well as subdued design and color palette of COMING HOME caught my eye. It also has the synopsis that most appeals to me. Thank you for the chance!

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  11. Can't choose--such a varied, unique list!

    --Trix

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  12. Coming Home by M.J. O’Shea

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  13. Coming home is one that I have always wanted to read. Thank you!

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  14. Coming Home by M.J. O’Shea.

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  15. I would like to read Coming Home by M.J. O’Shea.

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  16. I want Coming Home. It sounds like a really great read. Thank you for this Awesome giveaway.

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  17. I haven't read many of MJ O'Shea's books but the ones I have read have been great. I would love to give Coming Home a read.

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  18. Coming Home...I've already got it on my TBR :-)

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  19. Brock's Punishment (Silver Bullet 11) by Olivia Black sounds great :)

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  20. Brock's Punishment (Silver Bullet 11) by Olivia Black
    I love a true mate tale. Sounds like a great one to sink my teeth into.

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  21. I'd like to read Coming Home.

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  22. Coming Home sounds good. :-)

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  23. I read the first one ,it was very good the one I want to read now is brock's punishment sounds good

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  24. All of these books sound interesting but I'm a big fan of Ms. Black. So Brock's Punishment is what I'm looking forward too. If I was in that situation I don't know what I would do. Choose love or your job?

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  25. I would love to read Coming Home by M.J. O’Shea.

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  26. Coming Home caught my eye! Thank you!

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  27. Today what has caught my eye is Brock's Punishment (Silver Bullet 11) by Olivia Black :)

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