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#ReleaseDay #Review #RomanticSuspense #BookOneOfThree #Cliffhanger — Genesis (Bones, Book 1) by: Paige P Horne

With the smell of moonshine still drifting in the air, me and Johnny turn around to watch the house and the man inside burn up.

A noise from behind causes us to look back, revealing a girl with hot pink socks, black boots and wide, curious eyes.

She wasn’t supposed to be there.
She wasn’t supposed to witness what me and Johnny did that day.

The truth is, I fell for Bexley Walker the moment she promised she’d never tell.

But our time together was short lived for I am who I’ve always been. A man on the wrong side of the law. I thought I could change for her, but we can’t outrun the truth that lies within us.

I am my father’s son. Born to be a criminal.
Now, because of me, we’re both in danger. Held against our will. Tied and locked in a room together, we are forced to relive the love we once shared.


Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48803972-genesis?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=iImJQZyDoh&rank=1

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Bones-Book-One-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B085S3HGG9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Genesis+Paige+p+Horne&qid=1584559321&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Review by Tenise

5 STARS! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.

FINALLY! I have been wanting to know more about Bones since before I even knew Bones was going to get a chance to tell his own story.
We first met Bones in the Give Me Love trilogy. From the moment this bad boy was introduced, I was very intrigued and wanted MORE! And I definitely got more.

Genesis starts way back before Bones was called Bones. Back when he went by his birth name, Danny O’Brien. The book switched back and forth between present and future. Filling in the holes and answering questions about how Danny and Bexley met, their relationship throughout the years, and how they got to where they are today.

THEN. The book just ended. I wanted to SCREAM! It was over and I have more questions. I need more answers. I am happy to wait to get them, though. I can already tell, Bones and Bexley’s story is one I just want to keep reading.

I LOVE paige P Horne, her books are automatic one-clicks for me. I don’t care what the books are about, I go in blind, I read her words and I ALWAYS love her words. I’m just counting down the days until I can get my hands on Insurgent (Bones, Book 2) I’m positive I will love it!

About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

For more info on what this author is up to follow her on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaigeP.Horne/
Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467178760247524/
Instagram: @Authorpaigephorne
Twitter: @PaigePHorne

#CoverReveal #BonesTrilogy #RomanticSuspense #PartOfASeries -Genesis by: Paige P. Horne


With the smell of moonshine still drifting in the air, me and Johnny turn around to watch the house and the man inside burn up.

A noise from behind causes us to look back, revealing a girl with hot pink socks, black boots and wide, curious eyes.

She wasn’t supposed to be there.
She wasn’t supposed to witness what me and Johnny did that day.

The truth is, I fell for Bexley Walker the moment she promised she’d never tell.

But our time together was short lived for I am who I’ve always been. A man on the wrong side of the law. I thought I could change for her, but we can’t outrun the truth that lies within us.

I am my father’s son. Born to be a criminal.
Now, because of me, we’re both in danger. Held against our will. Tied and locked in a room together, we are forced to relive the love we once shared.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48803972-genesis

Happy cover reveal day for Genesis (Book One in the Bones Trilogy!) This edge of your seat Romantic Suspense novel is one you DO NOT want to MISS! 
Available for pre-order on Ibooks and Kobo. 
*Will be available for pre-order on Kindle within the next 24 hours.*
Pre-order link:

https://books2read.com/u/bzonvq

 

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.

Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.
She will release a series of four books this year, The Give Me series. Give Me love, Give Me Perfect love, Give Me Forever Love and a fourth which has not yet been named.

Her titles include: Close To Falling, Chasing Fireflies, Chasing Ellie and her latest book which is based on true events: If I’d Known

For more info on what this author is up to follow her on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaigeP.Horne/
Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/14671…
Instagram: @Authorpaigephorne
Twitter: @PaigePHorne

#Wotr20 #AttendingAuthor #Military #NewToMeAuthor #2ndChanceRomance When You Were Mine by: Cindy Tanner


One letter a week. Care packages optional. Adopting a Marine seemed like the perfect extra credit project.​

Harper Evans never expected to fall in love with the Marine she adopted. She never expected to meet him in person but a surprise gave her the chance to claim who she wanted. Then life proved it can break your heart a million different ways.​

Asher Williams fought for his father and country, but he will fight hardest for the woman that stole his heart. Harper may have changed her mind about the life they planned together, but Asher wants it enough for them both.​

Will he still feel that way when he learns it all?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35890534-when-you-were-mine?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=PGSsJFdy0v&rank=1

  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0746N14WB/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_bibl_vppi_i0

Review by Tenise

4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Asher and Harper have known each other for many years. What started out as a penpal friendship, turned into something more. That is, until Harper suddenly cuts off all communication, leaving Asher heartbroken and confused. Fast forward 5 years, and their paths cross again. Can things ever go back to the way they were before? Or were these 2 never really meant to be?

Cindy is a new to me author, this is her debut novel. I won a copy of the book from the author and had the book on my TBR, but once I heard a rave review from a friend, I moved it to the top of my reading list. I’m so glad I did! When You Were Mine was my first read of 2020. It definitely set the bar high for all other reads this year.

Growing up an only child in rural Indiana Cindy grew to rely on her imagination for entertainment. Starting at a young age she would read books to her animals and started telling her stories to anyone that would listen. Over the years her love of reading and telling stories grew into a career of her dreams. She likes to write sincere stories with unexpected twists.

#Review #KU #GayRomance #SlowBurn #PartOfASeries #Book3of3 #InterconnectedStandalone #AgeGap #FakeRelationship -Silver and Spice By: A.d. Ellis


When Spice asks Silver to fake a relationship with him, Silver agrees. He knows pretending to be involved with the older man will likely come back to bite him in the ass, but if the farce will help Spice and his young son, Silver is totally on board.
All too soon, the consequences of the fake relationship weigh on both Silver and Spice. Will a meddling grandmother, an adorable little boy, and a team of friends be enough to convince Silver and Spice to give a real relationship a shot?
Silver & Spice is a steamy, slow burn M/M age gap, fake relationship, forced proximity romance with a silver fox, silver daddy and a younger man ready for a family.
*This is the third book in the Silver in the City series.* Each book focuses on a different couple.*

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50508887-silver-and-spice?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=zX9RsH4rH2&rank=3

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083LHDD37/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_bibl_vppi_i0

Review by Tenise

5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my honest review.

Silver and Spice picks up where Silver and Gold left off. There was an emergency with Bay so Kyson rushed to the hospital, thinking the worst.

These two! Kyson has feelings for Bay and at times it’s hard to understand what Bay is feeling because hes so freaking stubborn! I mean, its admirable, he wants to put his son Arlo first, but he doesn’t need to sacrifice love and happiness for himself in order to do so. The perfect partner for him, and second parent for his son is right there in front of his face but hes so blinded by his “life plan” and set in his ways that hes going to lose the best thing that ever happened to him and Arlo.

Ok- confession time! Don’t tell any of the other guys I said this, but of all the couples in this series, Kyson and Bay are my favorites. Maybe that’s why this book was such an emotional read for me. I was ALL OVER THE PLACE! I laughed, cried a couple times, and stressed out for most of the book because I wanted these two to be happy and I knew in my heart they would be happy together. Don’t even get me started on the sexual tension between them. It was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Silver and Spice had everything I look for in a great book and more, including an adorable little boy and a meddling grandmother who was beyond hilarious. I would love to drink coffee and gossip with Millie, she was the best!

Everyone needs to meet Kyson and Bay. Please remember- I met them first- they are my BESTIES, you can’t have them. I’m serious. If you haven’t already, you need to meet the other men from The Silver in the City series. They are all FANTASTIC!

 

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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#Review #NewToMeAuthor #Standalone #MMRomance In the Absence of Light of Light by Adrienne Wilder


For years Grant Kessler has smuggled goods from one end of the world to the next. When business turns in a direction Grant isn’t willing to follow he decides to retire and by all appearances he settles down in a nowhere town called Durstrand. But his real plan is to wait a few years and let the FBI lose interest, then move on to the distant coastal life he’s always dreamed of.

Severely autistic, Morgan cannot look people in the eye, tell left from right, and has uncontrolled tics. Yet he’s beaten every obstacle life has thrown his way. And when Grant Kessler moves into town Morgan isn’t a bit shy in letting the man know how much he wants him.

While the attraction is mutual, Grant pushes Morgan away. Like the rest of the world he can’t see past Morgan’s odd behaviors

Then Morgan shows Grant how light lets you see but it also leaves you blind. And once Grant opens his eyes, he loses his heart to the beautiful enigma of a man who changes the course of his life.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25221242-in-the-absence-of-light?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=F7QwkViSv1&rank=1

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V7MU406/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

In the Absence of Light came highly recommended from a friend. I read the synopsis, was very intrigued, so I borrowed it from Kindle Unlimited.

Grant moved to the little town of Durstrand, in the middle of nowhere, to try and hide out for a while. To kill a few years before moving on to the beach life he has always dreamed of. It seems the little town of Durstrand had more to offer than just a place to lay low for a while.

Morgan is severely autistic. He has many in town who love him and would do anything to protect him. It didn’t take long at all for Grant to notice there was something special about Morgan, something he couldn’t ignore no matter how hard he tried.

I just want to say; this book was not just a book, it was a work of art. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, and spellbinding. I was addicted to the words, the characters, the unique storyline. Everything! Every once in a while, you read something so profound- you want to tell everyone who will listen to READ THIS BOOK! At the same time you also want to complain to anyone who will listen about the 5 star rating system. Because for some books, that is not a proper rating system. In the Absence of Light is one of those books. I wanted to give it ALL THE STARS!!!

Review by Tenise

 

About Adrienne Wilder

I am a writer of contemporary and speculative fiction and artist of all things monsters. I live to create new worlds and the people in them. Several of my books have been best sellers both nationally and internationally. I have also been a finalist in the LAMDA awards, the “Oscars” of gay literary works.

I do my best to write original stories with powerful characters and emotion as well as a fast paced plot. My goal isn’t just to deliver a good story but to take the reader into the story and let them experience the characters as if they are right there with them.

While almost all my books have a romantic element, I will be the first to admit, they are not traditional romance. In fact, I’d like to think there is nothing traditional about them. And the stories I paint are done so way outside the lines of traditional genres.

One of my favorite things to do as a writer is push the boundaries of what makes a story and to deliver the unexpected and maybe even change the perspective of the reader.

My characters are more often than not, beautifully flawed, not alway the good guy, and make mistakes. Their stories will take dark turns which, in the end, make the light at the end of the tunnel all the more brighter.

If you’re looking for something different, exciting, and unique, my books are for you.

Check out my website for updates and how to contact me. I love hearing from fans. https://authoradriennewilder.blogspot.com
FB group: Adrienne’s Darkside of the Rainbow https://www.facebook.com/groups/2083869908319333/
twitter: https://twitter.com/Adrienne_Wilder
https://www.deviantart.com/adriennewilder/gallery/

I have a Patreon for my Bound Gods series, You can get extra content as well as the webcomic Bitter Sweet set in the Bound Gods world.
https://www.patreon.com/Bound

#Review #Wotr20 #AttendingAuthor #Year5Family #MMRomance #PartOfASeries

Just as Silver begins to wonder if his casual relationship with Gold might turn into more, the two men are thrown into a position that has the lovers quickly turning into enemies.
With no way to escape each other, Silver and Gold begrudgingly agree to make the best of an impossible situation.
Will Gold’s search for perfection drive them apart or can Silver show Gold that imperfection can be beautiful?
Silver & Gold is a steamy, slow burn M/M enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity romance between two slightly self-absorbed artists.
This is the second book in the Silver in the City series.


Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48992807-silver-gold

Amazon

Review by Tenise

I was fortunate enough to get a copy of this book from the author before it was released. This is my honest review.
4 stars!

Silver & Gold is book #2 in the Silver in the City Series. Each book is about a different couple, but I highly recommend reading them in order to have a better understanding of things. Plus, each of these couples have their own things that make them AMAZING. You don’t wanna miss a thing.

What would you do if you started feeling MORE for a casual fling? If you are thinking maybe you should take things to the next level, then an unfortunate mistake, turns you into enemies?

That is exactly what happened to Benji & Rhys and now the only place they want to take things is far, far away from each other. That is kind of hard for them to do since they really have nowhere to hide.

I love this series so much! All of the men are amazing and each of them have a special place in my heart. I’m both excited and sad to read book 3. I don’t want this series to end.

A.d. Ellis is my go to when I need an MM fix. Her books always grab me from the first paragraph and don’t let go until the last word. Silver and Gold had the same effect on me. I can’t wait to read book 3 in this series.

About A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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#Wotr20 #Review – Before Him Comes Me by: Alexandria Sure


Faced with an unexpected choice, a simple nod is all it will take to change the course of Zara’s life.

Bound to a life predetermined by the restrictive traditions of her community, Zara is offered a glimmer of hope by a complete stranger, a man selected for her. She can choose to walk away from the life she has been trained for.

Make new friends and lose her best friend.
Explore new places and lose her home.
Find herself and lose herself.

Will Zara nod and risk everything she knows to discover who she is meant to be?

**Disclaimer**

Although this book is BDSM theme it is not an erotic/a genre. No Sex scenes invovled, BHCM is categorized as a NA Contemporary Romance Genre.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26483476-before-him-comes-me?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=bBj0SDbMso&rank=3

Review by Tenise

3.5 rounded up to 4

I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited.

Zara was groomed her entire life to be a submissive. Her life was never really her own and her future had already been decided. Zara has a mind of her own, Hope’s and dreams. She has resigned to know none of these things will ever be a possibility for her. Her life and future have already been decided for her by her father and the other members of The Kings Council.

Ceremony day has arrived and Zara reluctantly gets ready- she has been dreading this day. Then at the last moment, Zara is offered a choice- continue on with a life that has been decided for her or follow her own path. What will Zara choose?

The plotline for Before Him Comes Me was very original. I can’t say I have ever come across a BDSM themed book or any book for that matter that has been quite like it.

I really felt for Zara, she was never allowed to think for herself. To be herself. It was interesting to follow her on her journey, to see if she thought the decision she made was the right one. Because, no matter what path she chose, she would have to live with that choice for the rest of her life. (less)

 

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)

When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.

Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”

https://alexandriasure.com/