Saturday, October 01, 2016

Weekend Review Giveaway

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While our New Releases Weekend Giveaway is taking a hiatus until Monique has moved house and back in the driving seat again every Saturday we’ll have a WEEKEND REVIEW GIVEAWAY. Good news is the New Releases will be back next week! But for now take a read of our reviews from the week and one lucky winner will get to choose a Kindle ebook from the reviews listed.

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Where we Left Off (Middle of Somewhere #3)

by Roan Parish

o-where-we-left-off[4]Rating ~ 3 Stars

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Synopsis

Middle of Somewhere: Book Three

Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo’s unremarkable life like a supernova… and then was gone just as quickly.

For the past miserable year, Leo hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the powerful connection he and Will shared. So, when Leo moves to New York for college, he sweeps back into Will’s life, hopeful that they can pick up where they left off. What begins as a unique friendship soon burns with chemistry they can’t deny… though Will certainly tries.

But Leo longs for more than friendship and hot sex. A romantic to his core, Leo wants passion, love, commitment—everything Will isn’t interested in giving. Will thinks romance is a cheesy fairy tale and love is overrated. He likes his space and he’s happy with things just the way they are, thank you very much. Or is he? Because as he and Leo get more and more tangled up in each other’s lives, Will begins to act like maybe love is something he could feel after all.

LISA

::: REVIEW POST :::

"Ms. Parrish is a masterful story-teller and does a stellar job accurately depicting issues that are very real."

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It Takes Two to Tango (Fur, Fangs and Felines 3)

by M.A. Church

takes-two-tango3Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Can two very different men find the love they need to survive?
Remi Ginn’s an easygoing werecat with a love of snarky T-shirts. He would be perfectly happy with a human mate. Is that what the goddess Bast gives him? Of course not. Instead she gifts him with Marshell, a Vetala, a snakelike nonshifter who drinks blood to survive. A man who’s just as toppy as Remi—and even more powerful than the West Falls Clowder’s Alpha and heir apparent.

While Remi is deciding whether he can handle the fates’ choice, hunters attack Marshell. Afterward, in an explosion of passion, Remi and Marshell mate and Remi declares Marshell his. Now they have to figure out how to make their relationship work as they dance around each other.

The clowder is in turmoil, and Remi’s acceptance of Marshell rocks the very foundation of the insular group. The consequences will be far-reaching. And if that isn’t problem enough, the situation with the hunters is far from resolved… as proved by the appearance of an Alpha werewolf.

DEBRA 

::: REVIEW POST :::

"I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a pretty lighthearted paranormal series that includes action, humor, feisty housecats and plenty of sex and romance."

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Pictures of You (90’s Coming of Age Book 1)

by Leta Blake

Pictures of You[4]Rating ~ 5 Stars

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Synopsis

Growing up gay isn’t easy. Growing up gay in Knoxville, Tennessee is even harder.

Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel, a private school senior—class of 1991—is passionate about photography. Peter doesn’t have many friends, preferring to shoot pictures from behind the scenes to keep his homosexuality secret.

Enter Adam Algedi, a charming, worldly new guy who doesn't do labels, but does want to do Peter. Hardly able to believe gorgeous Adam would want geeky, skinny him of all people, Peter's swept away on a journey of first love and sexual discovery. But as their mutual web of lies spins tighter and tighter, can Peter find the confidence he needs to make the right choices? And will his crush on Daniel, a college acquaintance, open a new path?

Join Peter in the first book of this four-part coming of age series as he struggles to love and be loved, and grow into a gay man worthy of his own respect.

JANE 

::: REVIEW POST :::

"The writing is so evocative and the feelings so real, you cannot do anything but empathise with Peter and go along for the ride."

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Between Loathing and Love by Andrew Grey

o-between-loathing-and-love[3]Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Theatrical agent Payton Gowan meets with former classmate - and prospective client - Beckett Huntington, with every intention of brushing him off. Beckett not only made high school a living hell for Payton, but he was also responsible for dashing Payton's dreams of becoming a Broadway star.

Aspiring actor Beckett Huntington arrives in New York City on a wing and a prayer, struggling to land his first gig. He knows scoring Payton Gowan as an agent would be a great way to get his foot in the door, but with their history, getting the chance is going to be a tough sell.

Against Payton's better judgment, he agrees to give Beckett a chance, only to discover - to his amazement - that Beckett actually does have talent.

Payton signs Beckett but can't trust him - until Payton's best friend, Val, is attacked. When Beckett is there for him, Payton begins to see another side to his former bully. Amidst attempts by a jealous agent to sabotage Beckett's career and tear apart their blossoming love, Payton and Beckett must learn to let go of the past if they have any chance at playing out a future together.

SUE

::: REVIEW POST :::

"The overall plot was enjoyable without too much angst and the audiobook was well worth listening to."

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Out of My Mind (Browerton University #3)

by A.J. Truman

out-of-my-mind_thumb1Rating ~ 3.5 Stars

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Synopsis

Mac had to be out of his mind.
Completely out of his ever-loving mind to even consider rooming with Gideon. The same guy he kissed during his freshman year who said he was straight. He’s held Mac’s mind hostage for the last two years after running out that one special night. Mac was a fan of social experiments, and this one was going to be a doozy.

Gideon doesn’t sweat anything. He was always two lies ahead of everyone. A master at spinning rock solid alibis to protect the house of cards that was his life. To Browerton University, he’s the popular guy getting over a breakup. To his family…the dutiful and responsible son. But rooming with Mac was bringing up old memories and forming new ones. First, a friendship develops, and then a late night infused with alcohol pushes them into uncharted, benefits-laden waters.

As their sexual experimentation continues, and the lies add up, both of them fight to withstand the feelings growing between them, feelings that could ruin their friendship and topple Gideon’s house of cards for good.

Out of My Mind is the 3rd book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. It contains humor, heart, and hot guys. This book is intended for readers 18+.

DEBRA 

::: REVIEW POST :::

"This book runs the gamut from humorous to sad, sexy to scary and almost everything in between."

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Rogue Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 2)

by Jamie Lynn Miller

rogue soldier_thumb[1]Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

Shadow Unit may have overturned the illegal arms cartel in Kuala Lumpur, but the harrowing undercover op left emotional scars on Sergeants Shawn Weller and Connor Finley. Slowly, patiently, they piece their partnership back together, closer now than ever before.

But the arrival of Julian Montgomery, Shawn’s former CIA handler and lover, threatens to tear them apart. Julian knows all of Shawn's secrets as well as the past Shawn has kept hidden from Connor. Now the self-serving Julian wants Shawn back—with the CIA and with him. No one will get in his way. Including Connor.

When the joint Shadow Unit/CIA mission to stop the supplier of a deadly biological weapon goes sideways, Connor is captured, tortured, and used as a human test subject. It’s a race against time to save his life. But who can Shawn trust?

And who has gone rogue?

FREYA 

::: REVIEW POST :::

"If you are one of these readers that isn’t happy unless your inner adrenaline junkie is sated during a read, then you will love this."

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Double Cross (Doubleback Book 3) by Lissa Ford

double cross_thumb[1]Rating ~ 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Happily ever after wasn’t supposed to be this complicated.

At last, Jude Anderson and his lover, homicide detective Rowan Muir, are settling into domestic bliss. Or so it seems. Rowan says all the right things, and the sex is still hotter than ever. But something isn’t quite right, and Jude can’t put his finger on what it is.

Then Jude’s sister drops a bombshell that she’s getting married—and guess who gets to throw the bachelor party.
It’s all puppies and rainbows and wedding plans until murder rears its ugly head. The case involves a close friend, old grievances, and conflicts that set Jude and Rowan on a collision course that could tear them apart.

DEBRA 

::: REVIEW POST :::

"While the mystery is again well done, this book is all about the emotional side of the romance between Jude and Rowan. Lissa Ford’s writing is wonderful."

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GIVEAWAY

Have you decided which book you would like based on our reviews?

Then enter the draw below and one lucky winner will get the chance to choose a book from this week’s review posts. GOOD LUCK!

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30 comments:

  1. I want to give It Takes Two to Tango (Fur, Fangs and Felines 3) a read.

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  2. I would love to read Out of my Mind. Thank you.

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  3. It Takes Two to Tango (Fur, Fangs and Felines 3) by M.A. Church would be my first choice from these books.

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  4. It Takes Two to Tango by M.A. Church is the book I would love to read. Thank you.

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  5. I would love to read pictures of you.

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  6. Double Cross because I liked the first two books in the series.

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  7. Pictures of You (90’s Coming of Age Book 1) by Leta Blake

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  8. It Takes Two to Tango (Fur, Fangs and Felines 3) by M.A. Church

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  9. It Takes Two To Tango looks good

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  10. Maybe Pictures of You (90’s Coming of Age Book 1) by Leta Blake...

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  11. Out of My Mind (Browerton University #3) by A.J. Truman

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  12. I really love Leta Blake's books... so definitely Maybe Pictures of You! Thank you!

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  13. Between Loathing and Love by Andrew Grey would be fabulous too!

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  14. PICTURES OF YOU and OUT OF MY MIND both sound great!

    --Trix

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  15. so many good books ,,,,,so I will pick Double Cross (Doubleback Book 3) by Lissa Ford

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  16. I'd pick Between Loathing and Love

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  17. I like It Takes Two to Tango.

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  18. It Takes Two To Tango. The first book was good, and it'd be great to see Remi's story.

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  19. Between Loathing and Love by Andrew Grey

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  20. Between Loathing and Love by Andrew Grey

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  21. Thanks for the reviews. It's a toss up between a few, but ultimately I'd go for Pictures of You.
    Purple Reader - TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  22. Definitely Pictures of You which I've only heard great things about.

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  23. Probably Where We Left Off, because I have the first two books in the series already.

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  24. It Takes Two to Tango, I like MA Church's books.

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  25. Pictures of You (90’s Coming of Age Book 1)
    by Leta Blake

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  26. I would love to reading It Takes Two to Tango!

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  27. I would absolutely LOVE either Where We Left Off or It Takes Two To Tango. Both series I love! Great releases! :D
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    Elizabeth Marshall (e.marshall@)

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  28. Rogue Soldier (Shadow Unit Book 2)
    by Jamie Lynn Miller

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  29. It's Andrew Grey...it has to be good!

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  30. Pictures of You by Leta Blake. Thanks for the chance!
    taina1959 @ yahoo.com

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