IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN!
Welcome to our Book of the Month Poll for March 2017!
Here are your voter chosen top two from each week in no particular order. Please vote for your favorites and you can vote for as many as you want, but as with our Book of the Week Poll you only get one visit, so make it count!
Remember, the top two go through to the Book of the Year Poll!
This poll will remain open until at least 6PM, Amsterdam time next Friday. The actual closing time will vary depending on blog staff schedules…
Wedlocked from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is available now!!!
Wedlocked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Because you have believed in them,
Celebrated with them,
Loved and encouraged them,
Ella…Read More »
Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Face Value
SERIES: Sanctuary #3
AUTHOR: R.J. Scott
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books
LENGTH: 256 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2012
Beckett Jamieson discovers he’s adopted when a lawyer hands him a letter from his mother on his twenty-first birthday. His real name is Robert Bullen, but the Bullen family is involved in criminal activity of the worst kind. He decides to bring them down but ends up badly beaten and temporarily blinded. A Sanctuary agent takes him to a safe house to heal.
Doctor Kayden Summers, Sanctuary operative, isn’t happy about being stuck in the middle of nowhere with an unconscious man. When Beckett wakes, the situation goes from bad to worse. Beckett doesn’t trust him, is as determined as ever to find the evidence his mother hid, and on top of all that, Kayden finds himself attracted to the determined young man.
Can they overcome their issues and eliminate the threat from the Bullen brothers?…Read More
Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Paint the Stars
SERIES: Free Fall #3
AUTHOR: Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 250 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 20th, 2017
Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he’s always loved—creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he’s even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can’t help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn’t buy into any of that Zen crap. His holier-than-thou family already tried fitting him inside a box, and he swore he’d never be molded into anybody’s belief system again.
For Daevonte Randall, adulthood has worked out pretty well. He’s close to his parents and lives with an awesome roommate. He’s content with weekend hookups, teaching yoga, and taking college courses. What he doesn’t expect is to be so intrigued by the brooding and reserved painter he’s been tasked to stay after hours with at the center. Something fascinates him about Ezra, even after Daevonte’s attempts at flirting gets him friend-zoned on the spot.
As weeks pass, Ezra and Dae get to know each other, and soon their friendship catches fire. But Ezra’s been burned pretty badly before so trust and intimacy has to be earned. Daevonte feels up to the task, but it proves difficult as Ezra continues to keep his emotions in check. Dae’s only willing to wait so long, and when they’re dealt a surprising blow, Ezra needs to decide if love is worth the risk, that is…if it’s not too late….Read More.
Reviewed by Vicki & Amber
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 280 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 24th, 2017
Ten years ago Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He’s gotten to know his community, including Mr. Larkin, the bouncy, funny science teacher. But when Larx is dragged unwillingly into administration, he stops coaching the track team and starts running alone. Aaron—who thought life began and ended with his kids—is distracted by a glistening chest and a principal running on a dangerous road.
Larx has been living for his kids too—and for his students at Colton High. He’s not ready to be charmed by Aaron, but when they start running together, he comes to appreciate the deputy’s steadiness, humor, and complete understanding of Larx’s priorities. Children first, job second, his own interests a sad last.
It only takes one kiss for two men approaching fifty to start acting like teenagers in love, even amid all the responsibilities they shoulder. Then an act of violence puts their burgeoning relationship on hold. The adult responsibilities they’ve embraced are now instrumental in keeping their town from exploding. When things come to a head, they realize their newly forged family might be what keeps the world from spinning out of control….Read More »
REVIEWED by Danielle
TITLE: Falcon’s Fox
SERIES: The Rock Series #4
AUTHOR: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
PUBLISHER: Skull Blasters Publishing
RELEASE DATE: March 15 ,2017
A part of this books royalties will go to Tihan Network. This book is part of a series, preceded by Harley’s Achilles. It can be read as a standalone. It contains homosexual relations and mature content.
Heavy metal rocker Ransom Fox has everything he’s always wanted: fame, money, groupies and a family who has his back. There’s just one thing missing — someone to love. Since he was a young teen, Ransom has had eyes for only one man, a movie star he knows he’ll never meet. Dying dream, meet trite cliche: Never say never.
Now that Ransom and his band have hit it big, they’re rubbing elbows with celebrities all the time — including a ce…rtain handsome Italian actor. A trip to California launches Ransom directly into Sal Falco’s orbit. Unable to resist the gravitational pull, the men find themselves in each other’s arms, beginning a clandestine relationship. As an actor who makes his living as every woman’s dream, Sal has a custom-made closet to stay in. Ransom knows his love life will need to remain secret, one he’ll happily keep for the man who is even better than his best fantasies.
Sal Falco has been hiding his sexuality for years, but a spine-tingling run-in with sexy Ransom Fox has him thinking that keeping secrets is a lot of work with no payoff. When Sal offers to put Ransom up during his trip to California, even a mansion isn’t big enough to keep him from the sexy rocker. Things heat up in a hurry; hell, the Earth moves. How do you argue with a sign like that? Sal finally gets a taste of his heavy metal heartthrob — and happiness….Read More »
Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Troy: Out of the Dark
SERIES: Troy Duology (book #2)
AUTHOR: J.J. Harper
LENGTH: 211 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2017
Troy – Out of the Dark follows on from Troy – Into the Light
Rafferty ‘Raff’ McMahon—beaten, broken and cast out of his home at eighteen—turns to his aged aunt who helps him become a new man with a new name. Ten years later, a successful photographer with an edge to his work everyone seems to want, a call that will set his life on a roller coaster ride comes through., wants to meet him. Mesmerized by the voice coming down the line, Raff immediately agrees to the meeting.
“Hi, can I speak to Rafferty McMahon?” A deep and seductive voice asks. “You are.” My reply is short, who the fuck is this? I’m having a horrendous day and, however hot this guy sounds, I want off my phone. As he sets about researching, not the company but the man himself; captivated by Troy’s images, Raff is excited to meet the man behind the sexy drawl.
When Troy sets up a meeting with up-and-coming photographer Rafferty McMahon the last thing he expects is to be drawn to him. A connection he has already experienced once before, his heart beats a little faster. Is this for real?
“What do you want, Troy?” His voice, low and gravelly, sends shivers over my body. “I don’t know. We have only just met but from the first moment I heard your voice I haven’t been able to stop thinking of you.”
The feeling of ownership overwhelms Troy and as much as he wants to stay locked away with only the memories of Franco, he can’t fight his feelings for this handsome man. Is this the man Franco told Troy was waiting for him? Is he going to be the great love of his life? Will both Raff and Troy be allowed to be with their one true love, or is there someone out there ready to tear them apart? This book is a gay M/M romance and include strong language and hot sex between two men, and is recommended for over 18’s. It is book two in a duology Book 1 Troy – Into the Light is out now. Troy’s story hits on a hard subject that may act as a trigger for some….Read More »
Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Cleansing Flame
SERIES: Rekindled Flame #2
AUTHOR: Andrew Grey
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
Life has been grinding Dayne Mills down almost for as long as he can remember. First, he lost the love of his life in an accident that also left him with a permanent injury, and then his mother passed away a year later. When his house burns to the ground, it’s the last straw. He can’t take any more, and if it wasn’t for kind and handsome firefighter Lawson Martin offering him a hand up and a place to stay, he doesn’t know what he’d do. Dayne would love for his relationship with Lawson to evolve into something beyond charity, but he knows going after a man so far out of his league will only lead to yet more heartache. It’s best to just keep his mind on his research.
It’s that research that leads Dayne to an old student journal that not only provides clues to the Native American heritage Lawson has been searching for, but chronicles a century-old love story. The tale that unfolds might be just what Dayne and Lawson need to remind them that no matter how dark life becomes, love can find a way to shine through….Read More »
Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Recon by Fire
SERIES: Sniper Team Bravo #3
AUTHOR: Maia Dylan
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
LENGTH: 125 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2017
A sniper will employ a recon by fire technique when the position of their enemy is unknown. It can also be a tactic for two men looking to convince the man they both want for their future to take a chance on them. Nick Jones and Aiden George are committed to each other. When they meet a marine medic who ignites a passion within both of them, they’re determined that he’s the third they never knew they were looking for. Sam Wilson is plagued by doubts instilled within him at a young age. When he gives in to one night of passion with two servicemen he meets during an attack on the base, those doubts make him run. When he meets them again eighteen months later, the three must overcome Sam’s past, defeat an unknown enemy, and pursue the future Aiden and Nick are convinced they can all achieve together. Will they be able to find their target in time, or will the fire of their love be left to burn out completely?…Read More »