Book: Linemates by Van Barrett

Genre: MM Romance, explicit

Title: Linemates

Author: Van Barrett

Release Date: April 2016

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Summary: 

Callan Jones is a bright new hockey star having the time of his life — and the hard-hitting, goal-scoring, trash-talking winger has the whole league riled up in a hissy-fit. Only one thing could ever trip up the invincible youngster: the fact that he likes guys. Good thing he’s managed to keep that secret under wraps …right?

Ever since Tyler Vance lost the Cup by a goal, his team’s been caught in a downward spiral — with him at the helm. The fans gossip that the captain’s heart isn’t in hockey anymore. Who knows? Maybe they’re right.

A shocking trade between two bitter rivals takes the hockey world by storm. Now it’s up to Vance to make sure Jones fits in with his new team. Will the truth about Callan’s trade come out? And will it have the power to change everything?

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Blog Tour: Suddenly Yours by Jacob Z. Flores– Guest Post and Giveaway!

Suddenly Yours
by Jacob Z. Flores
 
Blurb: 

“What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas”

Cody Hayes is having one epic morning-after. The hangover following a Vegas bachelor party is nothing new to him, and neither is the naked man in his bed.

His apparent marriage is a different story.

Carefully plotting every detail of his life carried Julian Canales to a senate seat as an openly gay man. A drunken night of Truth or Dare isn’t like him… and neither is marrying a man he just met. He’d get an annulment, but the media has gotten wind of his hasty nuptials. If Julian’s political career is going to survive, he has to stay married to a man who’s his opposite in every way.

Now he must convince Cody that all they need to do is survive a conservative political rival, a heartbroken ex, their painful pasts… and an attraction neither man can fight.

         

 Top 3 Favorite Soap Opera Couples

Hi, everyone! It’s time for the latest stop on my blog tour, promoting my recent release Suddenly Yours, the second book in my One Fine Day series.

The books in this series all center on the theme of marriage. In each book, readers will be introduced to a new set of characters, who will face a different set of complications. The glue that ties the books together is a wedding or marriage. This means, readers can pick up any book in the series and immerse themselves in the world without feeling as if they have to go back to the first book.

So now that I’ve told you a little bit about the series itself, let’s talk about soap operas. Now why in the world would I want to do that? Well, Cody Hayes, one of the main characters in Suddenly Yours loves soap operas.

Okay, that might be a bit of an understatement. He is addicted to soap operas. Whenever Cody isn’t writing or trying to earn a paycheck, he spends his time in front of his DVR watching the latest episodes or reliving classic episodes on SoapNet. In fact, when faced with difficult choices in life, he often asks himself what his favorite characters might do. So as you can see, he is a bit obsessed.

So to introduce you to Cody, I figured it would be fun if I had Cody discuss his Top 3 Favorite Soap Opera Couples. I hope you’re ready because I’m handing the keyboard over to him right now.

Hey, everybody! It’s the one and the only Cody Hayes live from Jacob’s computer. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here today. Not only do I get to talk to you fabulous people, but Jacob told me I get to talk soap operas. O.M.G! Soap Operas are like the best thing ever. I’ve been addicted to them since my grandmother first introduced them to me. We would sit on her couch and watch her shows all afternoon, gasping at all the crazy things the villains would do and ahhing whenever our favorite couples FINALLY got together. So in honor of my lovely grandmother, I want to share with you my favorite soap couples of all time. Are you ready? I know I am!

#3—Luke and Reid from As the World Turns

Naturally, Luke and Reid make my list of all time faves because they were like the first gay couple to get a storyline on a soap, and it wasn’t a G-rated version either that was watered down to make a relationship between two guys more palatable. Luke and Reid kissed, and they slept together. Hell, they did everything the other straight couples on soaps did, and I LOVED IT! I remember screaming like a little girl when Luke Snyder, who came from one of the most popular families on the show, came out of the closet, and when he got his first boyfriend, I practically wet myself. And while Noah was great, when Reid hit the screen, he and Luke sizzled together. They weathered all sorts of storms together and would have been higher on my list IF they would have gotten their happily ever after, but unfortunately, Reid’s death cut their relationship short. Even so, Luke and Reid will always remain one of the couples I love the most.

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#2—Holden and Lily from As the World Turns

Okay. I know this is yet another couple from ATWT, but this show was one of my grandmother’s favorite shows to watch. In fact, it was the first one she introduced me to, and Holden and Lily (who are Luke’s parents by the way) were the first couple I ever fell in love with, and they had one of the sexiest meets ever. Holden, who worked as a stable boy for Lily’s mother, jumped down from the hayloft sweaty and shirtless. Like Lily, I was speechless, and I was rooting for them from that moment on. Sure, it took them a few years (and marriages to other people to get together), but when they did, it was pure magic.

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#1—John and Marlena from Days of Our Lives

Words cannot express how much I ADORE John and Marlena. The characters are wonderful together, and they have fought through so much to be together. How much? Well, they’ve weathered multiple back from the dead storylines, Marlena being possessed by the devil, Marlena being framed as a serial killer, John’s time as a priest/assassin, and vengeful exes who have tried to split them apart, but nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can ever come between them for long. Through it all, John and Marlena have each other’s backs, and to me, that’s the very definition of a true soap opera couple.

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So there you have it, my top 3 favorite soap opera couples of all time. If you’re a fan of soaps like I am, I hope at least one of your faves made my list. If not, who are your favorite couples and why? I’d love to talk about it, and believe me when I say, I’ve seen just about every soap opera there is!

Excerpt

Cody Hayes had had some epic hangovers in his life. In college he’d woken up naked in front of his fraternity house after his brothers had decided to draw obscene pictures in Magic Marker all over his skin. It had taken him a week to finally scrub the many penises off his flesh. Then there was his twenty-first birthday, when his best friend, Sam Judd, convinced him he’d look good without eyebrows, or the time he’d sung “I Will Always Love You” to his college crush, the star quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. That had been a fun night of trying not to get his ass kicked.

There had been other moments like that throughout the thirty years of his life, but this one… well, this one took the cake.

He’d never woken up married before.

“We’re what?” his new husband asked before glancing at Cody’s hand. Cody quit fiddling with the wedding band and pointed to his finger.

“Married.”

Julian, his gasping groom, fixed his gaze on his own left hand. “Is this a joke?”

If only this was a prank cooked up by his scheming best friends, but neither of them was that lucky. Although Cody couldn’t quite remember everything at the moment thanks to the alcohol-induced fog that clouded his memories, he distinctly recalled walking into the twenty-four-hour chapel hand in hand with Julian and laughing all the way down the aisle. They certainly weren’t laughing now. “Nope. We’re hitched.”

“This—this can’t be happening,” Julian groaned, a look of panic seizing his dark, handsome features as he glanced at the white sheets wrapped around their bodies. “Am I—? Are we—? Did we—?”

Cody didn’t need Julian to finish his questions to know what he was asking. Clearly they’d been married long enough already for Cody to finish his thoughts. “Yes, yes, and—” He reached under the blankets. The head of his cock was raw, and when he cupped his balls, they ached as if he’d been slamming them hard against something all night. “Yes.”

Julian covered his mouth with his hand, and a second later he was a naked blur heading for the bathroom. Shortly after the door slammed, the magical sounds of violent retching echoed off the tiled walls.

Not exactly a stellar way to start off their lives together.

 

One Fine Day Series 
Undercover Boyfriend 
(One Fine Day Series #1)
Available in paperback

 

         
About The Author
Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.
 Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse.
 When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.
You can find Jacob at
            

 Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card for the grand prize and 5 winners will win free copies from Author’s Dreamspinner back list.

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Excerpt Reveal: Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster has a sexy new M/M romance coming and today we’re revealing an excerpt to TEMPTING TRISTAN! Check it out!

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Title: Tempting Tristan

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: M/M contemporary romance

Date: October 19th

Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, hot alphas.

Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault–he leads with his heart, not his head–and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…

Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star–for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.

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“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner

“Catching Cassidy is laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!” #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet, Rachel Van Dyken

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting–most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.

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Exclusive Excerpt

She rolls her pretty green eyes. “No, Tristan. Because the hottest man on the planet just parked his motorcycle and he’s heading in here. All of my female customers are drooling, and I’m sure you’ll see a flock of them coming in any minute now. Meanwhile, I’m stuck outside and soon I’ll have a pier full of empty tables.” She grabs a handful of napkins and waves them at me with a smirk. “Drool rags.”

“Dibs,” Charley says as she whips up a cocktail.

I laugh and hold my hands up. “I’m on a hiatus from all things male, so be my guest.” My ex, Ian, is a self-absorbed ass, and I was an idiot for letting him treat me like shit. Which is why I’m taking a break from men—even if it kills me. It’s been weeks since we broke up and I moved into my buddy Wyatt’s house. Wyatt and his twin sister, Delilah, own the Taproom. They inherited it when their parents were killed in a car accident a little more than a year ago.

“I’m sure he’s straight anyway,” Livi says. “The guy swaggers like a stud.”

“Hey, gay guys can swagger like studs,” I tease.

“I know that.” Livi peers out the pass-through window to the outside seating area and tosses her blond hair over her shoulder. “You’ll see what I mean. He’s a total badass.”

I tend to my customers as the girls discuss the badass hot guy, and when the front door opens, I can’t help but let my eyes drift over. Livi and Charley fall silent, ogling what truly might be the hottest guy on the planet. Linebacker shoulders fill the doorframe. The godlike creature is carrying a shiny black motorcycle helmet in one very large hand. His white T-shirt is stretched so tight across his chest I can see every ripple of his shredded abs, and his deliciously defined biceps are seriously struggling to be set free from his short sleeves.Tear, baby, tear.

He steps inside and runs a hand through his dirty-blond hair. Deep-set, brooding eyes slide over the customers sitting at the bar, sweep over Charley and Livi, and finally land on me. Charley whimpers, and Livi makes a sound in the back of her throat, both mimicking what I’m feeling, though my mouth is too dry to make a sound.

About Melissa Foster:

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince #2) by C.S. Pacat

Genre: Fantasy, MM Romance, Explicit

Title: Prince’s Gambit

Author: C.S. Pacat

Release Date: 7 July 2015

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Summary: 

With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot.

Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow…

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Book: Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Genre: YA Contemporary

Title: Just Juliet

Author: Charlotte Reagan

Release Date: 17 September 2016

This ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Summary: 

Lena Newman is 17 years old and pretty satisfied with her life. Until her world is turned upside down. Juliet James is the new girl at school and very quickly manages to send Lena’s heart wild. Juliet introduced Lena to a part of herself she didn’t know was there, taking her on an emotional journey where loyalty, friendships and family relationships are tested. Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?

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Book: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Genre: YA Contemporary

Title: Been Here All Along

Author: Sandy Hall

Release Date: 30 August 2016

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Summary: 

Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do.

Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong…

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Movie: Boy Meets Girl (2014)

Genre: LGBT Romance, Unrated

Title: Boy Meets Girl

Release Date: 6 February 2015

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Summary: 

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

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