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#Review #Wotr22 #attendingauthor #partofaseries —Rescue Us (Next Generation #7) by: JM Walker


-Ainsley-

He was kind.
Caring.
Patient.
Cyrus Butcher wasn’t like any man I had ever met before. He took his time with me. Opened up new feelings and made me realize that not all men were monsters.
Ripped from my life at a young age, I spent years in a hell I wasn’t sure I would ever survive. But I did. Only to become a shell of the woman I once was.
With him, the dark and handsome stranger who saved me, he helped me find my voice again. While he was gentle, I knew that there was a dominant man in him I needed.
As I opened up to him and gave him my truths, he showed me a passionate side to myself I thought was lost forever.
I was the pet he needed.
He was the Sir I craved.

-Cyrus-

She was quiet.
Withdrawn.
A good girl.
Ainsley Cloet was the submissive I had spent years looking for. She was passionate and fierce. The strongest woman I had ever met. But she kept those parts of herself hidden after spending years locked up at the hands of vile human beings.
While we became closer, my brother became moodier. Spending our lives trying to mask the pain of losing our parents at a young age, neither of us thought we could find the happiness we both deserved.
After earning Ainsley’s trust, falling in love, and making promises about our future, someone who had been lurking in the shadows the whole time finally let himself be known.
But no matter the damage that had been caused, I would be there.
At her side.
As her protector.
And as her Dom.

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Ainsley managed to escape her captors but it has left her severely broken. She has been mute for years. She is teaching ASL at the Center and they have also helped her find a place to live. Cyrus is fighting demons of his own but one day, while at The Center, he meets Ainsley. Now he can’t keep his mind off of the silent girl from The Center. He doesn’t know it yet, but Ainsley can’t stop thinking about Cyrus either.

Oh my, Cyrus was, gah, he was absolutely perfect. I loved everything about him. My new favorite JM hero. He may very well be my most favorite Hero EVER! He was kind, gentle, and extremely patient. He let Ainsley have the control, something he knew she needed. That was sweet, selfless, and sexy AF!
I am loving this series! I am always excited for the next book to be released but I know I’m going to be sad when the final book ends. I’m not sure how she even manages it but each book in this series is better than the last and I seriously cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

Find me: https://linktr.ee/authorjmwalker

Professional Inquiries:

I am represented by SBR Media. For inquiries regarding foreign rights, audio, and other media outlets, please contact Stephanie Phillips.

stephanie@sbrmedia.com

#Review #MMRomance #Novella —Sailor Boy by: Kris Jacen (All American Boy Series)

All American Boy Series

Jeremy Riley fell in love with sailing when he was a troubled teen and sent away to camp for the summer. Now he’s sailing for a living. Getting a bachelors in vessel operations was the best thing that he could’ve done. Most of the year, he’s on the ship helping with hands-on education for the New England Maritime Academy.

The bright spot in Kendall Winters’ life is his daughter, three-year-old Savannah. How his sister had deserted Savy when she was diagnosed with cancer and needed her the most boggled his mind. Her loss was his gain — and there was no way he was ever giving Savy back to her. Now if he could find someone to share Savy’s highs and lows with, that would be amazing.

A summer trip to the Tall Ship Festival to get away from his parents and let Savy explore ‘boats’ seems like the best idea. Sun and sea for him and Savy sounded perfect to him. Add in a gorgeous sailor with eyes that sparked with mirth? Sign him up.

 

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As the story begins we find out that Kendall has been raising his niece as his own child since his POS sister jumped ship and gave up her rights. We also find out early on that Kendall’s mother is a pretty crappy human but we shall do our best to ignore that old loon. Needless to say, Kendall needs to take a weekend to go somewhere fun with his daughter. He decides a weekend away at a boat festival is just the place to go since his little Savvy is obsessed with boats.

Jeremy is a sailor and the ship he has been a part of its crew for a few years now is in the festival Kendall and Savy are going to this weekend. I’m sure you have an idea of what you think happens next but I will leave you to find out without me spoiling it for you.

I enjoyed this quick MM read by new to me author, Kris Jacen. I give it 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my honest review.

 

Kris Jacen grew up just north of Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in western New York with her two daughters and three rambunctious dogs. She always said she was “only an editor” but then Mackey showed up and proved her wrong.

She after editing for over fifteen years, she opened her own editing/formatting/cover art company, Three Hearts. Working with all the amazing authors she’s had the privilege to work with has allowed her to both hone her editorial skills and indulge her inner fangirl. She also acts as editor, mentor and sounding-board for newcomers which lets her “pay-it-forward” and help authors realize their dreams.

You can find out more about Kris on her website, www.krisjacen.com

 



#TwinsieTenise #Review #MMRomance #PartOfASeries —Try (Temptation Series book 1) by: Ella Frank

Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

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I first read Try back in 2014. It is the book/series that started my love for MM romance. I recommend it to anyone who reads the genre. The other day I decided to pick it up again. I needed a bit of a reset and thought maybe revisiting an old favorite would help with that.

Boy did it ever!

Meet Logan- Sexy as sin, egotistical, self proclaimed playboy. Don’t even get me started on his dirty mouth. Yummy!
Meet Tate- Also sexy as sin, complete opposite of Logan, straight bartender.
I loved these 2 men. One is confident in everything he does. Gives zero Fs about what anyone thinks of him. And he ALWAYS gets what he wants. While the other is unsure. Worried about what everyone thinks of him. Who now has NO idea what he wants.

Logan is persistent in his pursuit of Tate, no matter how many times Tate tells him that he does not DO men. Logan is up for the challenge of proving Tate wrong. However, I’m not sure either man is prepared for what happens when they give in and Try…

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take,Trust, Tease, Tate, and True, and is the co-author of the fan-favorite PresLocke Series. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

#Wotr22 #AttendingAuthor #MMRomance #BoxedSet #PromoPost —Remington Place Series by: AD Ellis


All four Remington Place titles (M/M romance) in one boxed set.

ADORE
Getting involved with your dad’s best friend is always off-limits. Too bad Cooper has no problem pushing limits.

Cooper Scott is a snarky twink with no filter. He has big plans for a successful future and falling for his dad’s best friend is NOT on the agenda. No worries, they’ll just keep it casual.
Jesse Thompson is a widower and new father at the age of fifty. The offer of help from his best friend’s son should have sent Jesse running. Instead, he finds himself in a predicament he’s spent his life avoiding.
Will Cooper and Jesse end up in a heartbroken crash-and-burn situation? Or can love overcome all and give them a happily ever after?
**Adore is a steamy, age-gap, bi-awakening, dad’s best friend M/M romance with a sassy smartass and a sexy silver fox. It’s the first book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone.**

CRAVE
When two friends agree to be fake boyfriends and add in casual sex, what could go wrong?

Raiden Ono is a nerdy gamer with a painful past and a solid plan for his future. He just needs a break so he can get back on his feet.
Spencer Nelson sees himself as a failure and not worthy of anything remotely resembling good. But then Rai pops into his life and makes him question everything.
Will Rai and Spencer protect their hearts and settle for their status quo friendship? Or will they finally accept the truth and let love take control?
**Crave is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, fake relationship M/M romance with a virgin nursing student and a gruff, grumbly construction worker. It’s the second book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone, but is likely best enjoyed when read in order.**

DESIRE
It’s probably a bad idea to get involved with a much younger guy, but there’s no way around this crazy connection.

Cruz Adams has finally found a soft place to land. He’s content with life and not looking for anything more. So, of course, he finds himself falling down the “more” rabbit hole with a guy fifteen-years his junior.
Logan Miles escaped a horrific past, but he’s yet to find his safe place. When he ends up in a dangerous situation, he can’t help but see Cruz as his knight in shining armor. But is Logan ready for what Cruz has to offer?
Will Cruz be able to give Logan what he needs while they navigate their new relationship? Or will they lose the chance at happiness before it even begins?
**Desire is a steamy, age-gap, hurt/comfort M/M romance featuring a heart-of-gold mechanic and a twink who’s a lot stronger than he realizes. It’s the third book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone, but is likely best enjoyed when read in order.
Please note: This story has mention of sex trafficking and sexual abuse.**

YEARN
They’ve hated each other for years, but someone forgot to tell them there’s a fine line between love and hate.

Khi Harris has spent his life trying to prove himself. After a disastrous relationship, all he needs is a little time to regain his footing. He has no desire to spend that time with an old enemy.
Dre King has finally accepted his truth. A new home with family and friends is exactly what he needs as he begins a journey toward his dream. Khi waltzing back into Dre’s life is not part of the plan.
The only thing Khi and Dre can agree on is they most definitely don’t want to be thrown together, but that’s precisely what they get. The line between hate and love is easily blurred, but these two men are determined to fight each other tooth and nail.*
*Yearn is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity M/M romance between two EMS workers who have hated each other for a decade.**

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About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.

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/they pronouns.

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#Wotr22 #AttendingAuthor #PromoPost #BoxSet #CompleteSeries #ShortAndSteamy —Heart Series by: Dove Daniels

Dove Daniels is the alter ego of writer A.D. Ellis 😊


The Heart Series 4-Book Box Set includes the following four novellas:

Holding My Heart
He’s promised to look out for his best friend’s little sister.
She’s ready to build a new life in the big city.
A hot and heavy case of mistaken identity puts Zane and Sophie in a potentially awkward situation. Will they crash and burn or overcome the obstacles they face?
Holding My Heart is a brother’s best friend, age-gap, steamy virgin romance.

Owning My Heart
He can’t leave the girl stranded. After all, she’s his best friend’s daughter.
She can’t believe her dad forgot she was coming home. Thank goodness for her dad’s best friend.
Adam is determined to fight the attraction he feels toward his best friend’s much younger daughter. Bella is falling for him a little more each day. Can their unconventional relationship withstand the challenges they face?
Owning My Heart is a dad’s best friend, age-gap, steamy romance.

Stealing My Heart
He’s been alone for a very long time. Maybe it’s time to meet someone.
She’s falling for the man she met online.
Caleb welcomes his daughter’s best friend, Cassie, into his home and helps her land an important internship working for him. When Caleb and Cassie each receive some shocking news, they have to decide which path is best for them.
Stealing My Heart is a best friend’s dad, age-gap, steamy virgin romance.

Healing My Heart
He loved her way back then, but their age difference was a big issue.
She’s lost her way and just wants someone to love her.
When Shaw realizes Addison is back in town, he knows it’s meant to be. An impromptu road trip will either allow this unconventional couple a chance to build something special or send them both into a tailspin.
Healing My Heart is a best friend’s brother, age-gap, steamy romance.

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#Wotr22 #AttendingAuthor #PromoPost #SmallTownRomance #ShortAndSteamy #BoxedSet —Grove Valley Romance by: Dove Daniels

Dove Daniels also writes as A.D. Ellis


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A 12-Book Grove Valley Romance Series contains twelve short stories, over 96,000 words, and plenty of steamy heat. These twelve books are short, sweet, dirty, & flirty romance featuring gorgeous alpha men and the women they love.

Always Mine
He wants her from the moment he meets her. She worries about even hoping for a man like him.

Eternally Mine
He’s a self-proclaimed bachelor who doesn’t need a woman by his side.
Until he meets her.
She’s just a regular girl with a bit of a rebellious streak. She’s resigned herself to being on her own.
Until she meets him.

Forever Mine
He’s a lonely widower with a protective streak and a heart of gold.
She’s a timid young woman with a rocky past looking for someone to love her.

Mine for Keeps
He’s a bad boy with a reputation, but it’s time to settle down.
She’s a strong, sassy woman who doesn’t need a man.

Cherish Me
He’s used to getting what he wants and he wants her.
She’s convinced she can avoid getting hurt if she ignores how much she likes him.

Treasure Me
He wasn’t looking to settle down, but he gets one look at her and it’s all he wants.
She’s resigned to being the mousy, nerdy virgin living on her own. There’s no way a guy like him could want a girl like her.

Worship Me
He loved her way back then and he’s determined to love her now.
She never stopped loving him, but she’s worried they’ve changed too much.

Yearn for Me
He sets his sights on her and never looks back.
She wishes she could believe him when he says age is just a number, but she’s not so sure.

Banged
He’s given up on a happily-ever-after.
She just needs a place to start over.

Hammered
He’s never had to work so hard to get a girl.
She has no clue he’s into her.

Pounded
He falls hard for a woman he never knew he needed.
She’s afraid to trust her heart to anyone again.

Slammed
He didn’t plan on falling in love, he was just doing his job.
She used to dream of being rescued, but always thought it was only a fantasy.

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Twinsie Tenise’s Top 5 from July-December #MMRomance #BDSM #NewAdult #PsychologicalThrillers

Twinsie Tenise’s Top 5 

Wow! I read so many amazing books in 2021. Now comes the hard part. Picking a top 5 from everything I’ve read since July. As any reader knows, narrowing down your top favorites is a rather difficult task. 
These 5 stood out to me. They all had me engaged from start to finish. They are all books that I have and will continue to recommend to others. In no particular order, I give you my Top 5 reads from July-December 2021.

Both men had pretty much given up on finding their forever, but fate was just waiting for the right time.
Charlie moves to small-town Briarton with plans to live his quiet life as a writer. He’s resigned himself to being alone and isn’t expecting anything different from his new home. But a coffee mix-up brings him face-to-face with a man Charlie had decided didn’t really exist.
Nixon is grateful for a new job in a new town. He’s ready to leave the past in the past and settle down. He’s not actively looking for a relationship—that’s never worked out for him before—but he can’t deny the instant connection he has with his newest patient’s nephew.
Is it too late for Charlie and Nix to find their happily ever after? Or will they accept fate’s gift and allow themselves a love they thought they’d never find?
**Perfect Timing is a steamy, M/M romance with an introverted, demisexual writer and a big, soft teddy bear of a nurse trying to navigate a love they’ve always dreamed of but most definitely weren’t expecting.**

Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart. If you deal with triggers, please read this book with caution.
Material consists of adult content and BDSM.

I was sent away for protection.
Pulled from a world and forced into another, I lost myself on the way.
No emotion. Only walls to hide feelings that were now masked behind a barrier.
Matteo Santos opened my eyes. He helped me see through the darkness that consumed my soul. He breathed life into my lungs, gripping my heart until it beat again.
With a darkness of his own, it haunted him, turning him into a beautiful Master of seduction and pain.
Through trust and love, we would battle our pasts together.
Before they took control…completely.

“Not everything is as it seems.” ~ Beautiful Pain

She needed peace, not murder. He wanted love but found danger. Will a talented pair of investigators live to see their romance bloom?

Forensic photographer Faith Day can’t forget her tortured past. And returning to her hometown to help care for her nephew means rebuilding all she’s lost. But her brave plans shatter when her best friend is suspected of her own husband’s brutal slaying…

FBI Special Agent Luke Justice never rests until the culprits are caught. But when a violent case touches the life of the woman he loves, he can’t help but make it personal. And with a second investigation into a vicious prison gang diverting all his attention, he fears he’ll struggle to protect her from the killer’s disturbing taunts.

Discovering an ominous photo of herself at the crime scene, Faith is terrified the murderer is someone she knows. And when Luke uncovers a sinister connection to Faith, he suspects they’re all being lured into a lethal trap.

Can Luke and Faith stop the slaughter before they join the body count?

Secret is in the Bones is the beguiling third tale in the Paynes Creek Thriller romantic suspense series. If you like deadly twists, devious psychopaths, and against-all-odds chemistry, then you’ll adore Heather Sunseri’s fast-paced story.

Buy Secret is in the Bones to free the innocent today!

Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim’s parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself.

With only two short months separating her from the future she’s built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.

Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface.

She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they’re both drawn to sad things. Which means they’re drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.

Seeing isn’t always believing.
Trapped by her past trauma, Macy McCall worked with a variety of therapists and medications- most yielding minimal results. Her newest doctor, Daniel Yates, helps bring forth her biggest breakthroughs and she believes she can see the light at the end of a very dark and scary tunnel. With a boyfriend and a good job, she enjoys her blooming independence.
Then she sees her.
The woman that looks exactly like her.
This mirror image plagues her life in a way that she would never have expected. And when it all unravels, she won’t be the only one left wondering what is real and what is imagined.

Trigger Warning: This book deals with the topic of mental illness & trauma with mentions of abuse and self-harm/suicide.

Perfect Timing- Goodreads

Beautiful Pain- Goodreads

Secret is in the Bones- Goodreads

Heart Bones- Goodreads

Neurosis- Goodreads

Perfect Timing- Amazon

Beautiful Pain- Amazon

Secret in the Bones- Amazon

Heart Bones- Amazon

Neurosis- Amazon

Reviews by Twinsie Tenise

Perfect Timing by: A.D. Ellis

Charlie moves to Briarton to write. He has deadlines to meet and the small town is the perfect place for peace and quiet. Charlie is single and not looking to mingle. He is caring for his elderly uncle and writing and is content with that.

Nixon just bought a house in Briarton. He is working as a nurse for the local Dr’s office. Just like Charlie, he’s not exactly looking for a relationship.

You know the saying- The One for you will show up when you least expect it?
Well let’s just say both of these men are blindsided by the instant connection they feel for one another and they aren’t sure how to deal with this revelation.

I read the first book in this series, thinking it was a standalone. I will just say I’m so happy it wasn’t. I love the little town of Briarton and these 2 men were great additions. And don’t even get me started on Charlie’s Uncle Otto. That man and his meddling added the perfect amount of humor to the story.

Beautiful Pain by: JM Walker

Normally, when reading a book from an Authors backlist, I would be mad at myself for not reading said book sooner. Not this time. I’m not going to feel bad, because experiencing this book for the first time is something special. I’m just glad to experience it now. Better late than never.
It took me about a week to read Beautiful Pain. It did not take so long because I wasn’t into the book– actually its the complete opposite– I wanted to take my time with this one. Slowly savoring all of the delicious words. Trying to make the book last just a little bit longer because I wasn’t ready to let them go.
I’m so in love with this book, the plot, the characters. I just wanted to reach into the book and squeeze both of the main characters and be there for them to vent their problems. To tell them that everything will be alright. Matteo and Mae both had lots of deep seated issues. Two severely broken people who needed one another to breathe. To live. To heal. My heart is so full of love for this book. I can honestly say, without a doubt, it is THE BEST book I’ve read this year and will be hard for any book to top it.

Secret in the Bones (Paynes Creek book 3) by: Heather Sunsuri

Bad things are happening in Paynes Creek and half the town seems to be blaming one person. But things aren’t always as they seem and they are pointing fingers in the wrong direction.

Luke has felt something for Faith since the first time he laid eyes on her. But will those feelings ever be reciprocated?

Faith left town a year ago but something horrible has brought her back to Paynes Creek and to Luke. Will Faith give Luke a chance this time? Or will she leave and never look back?

Just like with all of the other books in this series, the author kept me guessing. Secret is in the Bones was a fast paced, page turner that had me engaged from the very first page. It is a love story wrapped in a murder mystery and I loved every minute of it. This is book 3 in the series and it’s very important you start with book 1, Death is in the Details, or you will not understand what is going on in this book.

Heart Bones by: Colleen Hoover

A story about true love and soul mates that is both beautiful and ugly. I really felt like I connected with Beyah. I felt her pain.

 

From a young age, Beyah refuses to become a victim of circumstance. She is only 19 years old and brave af! I loved everything about her character.

Samson was quite the conundrum. Just when I thought I had him figured out. BAM! Another layer.
I could not get enough of the 2 of them together. They may be opposites on the surface but Beyah and Samson’s attraction was immediate and only intensified as the days of summer passed. A summer both of them wish would never end. The end of summer means goodbye and neither of them are quite ready to utter that word.

I loved every single page of this book. I wanted to read fast, yet I never wanted the book to end. It was absolutely flipping phenomenal!

 
Neurosis by: Amy Hale
I had to take a second to collect my thoughts after finishing Neurosis before trying to compose a review. I have been on a major psychological thriller kick lately so when I was given a copy of this book, I started it immediately and finished it quickly.  And let me tell you– it’s definitely in my top 3 for psychological thrillers and I’ve read a TON of them lately.

 

Macy has had a rough life and suffers from severe PTSD. Things are going as good as they can in her life at the moment. But that is all about to change and it will have an effect of every person in Macy’s life. I will say no more because this is a book that you should go into with minimal information so you can experience all the twist and turns for yourself.

I had many what the what moments while reading this book. It had me constantly guessing. Then just when I thought I had things figured out, I would turn the page and find out I was way off! Neurosis is a bingeworthy read. I loved every single page and I look forward to reading what Amy comes up with next.

Continue reading Twinsie Tenise’s Top 5 from July-December #MMRomance #BDSM #NewAdult #PsychologicalThrillers

#review #partofaseries #mysterysuspense —The Flock (Ravenhood book 1) by: Kate Stewart

Can you keep a secret?

I grew up sick.⁣

Let me clarify.⁣

I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.⁣

Because of that, I believed it, because I made myself believe it, and I bred the most masochistic of romantic hearts, which resulted in my illness.⁣

When I lived this story, my own twisted fairy tale, it was unbeknownst to me at the time because I was young and naïve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.⁣

Triple Falls wasn’t at all what it seemed, nor were the men that swept me under their wing. But in order to keep them, I had to be in on their secrets.⁣

Secrets that cost us everything to keep.⁣

That’s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You can’t re-live your own love story, because by the time you’ve realized you’re living it, it’s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.⁣

Looking back, I’m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.⁣

And all were punished.

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The Flock is the first book of 2021 that I would give more than 5 stars if I could. And it left me struggling to write a review worthy of the epic story I just read.

This book came highly recommend from a friend. I went in blind and couldn’t put it down. It consumed an entire Saturday,  I was determined to finish the book. Nothing was more important than the answers to all of the questions bouncing around in my head.

The ending left me with more questions than answers but I know that I will always remember this story. The plot is original and the characters were unforgettable. I had ALL THE FEELS while reading and cannot wait to dive into book 2, where I hopefully find the answers I seek.

About Kate Stewart

USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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#wotr22 #attendingauthor #review #mmromance #boxedset —Forged in the City series by: A.D. Ellis

The whole series in one box set!
Hearts Ablaze
Chase Steele and Xander Copperfield are down on their luck, as similar as they are different, and ready for a love they didn’t even realize they’d been waiting on their whole lives.
With two gorgeous “tough guys” discovering and exploring their true selves, Hearts Ablaze is a steamy, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, bisexual awakening romance.
Hearts Afire
Ty Golden and Vic Black are done with dating, determined to take control of their own lives, and completely unprepared when love finds them.
With an independent, makeup-wearing, younger twink and a mature, protective, cardigan-wearing man, Hearts Afire is a steamy, slow-burn, age-gap, gay romance.
Hearts Aflame
Gabe Sterling and Danny “Murder” Murdoch carry heavy baggage from the past and have no real reason to be drawn to each other. When they find themselves in an odd sort of friendship, both men are interested in more, but neither thought love was going to be part of the deal.
With a younger nurse who has an affinity for lace and an older mechanic with a tough reputation, Hearts Aflame is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, gay romance.

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

Hearts Ablaze
Chase and Xander’s paths crossed by chance one afternoon. Little did either of them know, that brief interaction would be the start of something remarkable.

A.d. Ellis has done it again, bringing another unlikely pair together. Two men who are complete opposites, yet completely perfect for one another.
I loved EVERYTHING about Chase and Xander. And the way she connected their lives to the lives of the Silver’s from her previous series was pretty terrific. As always, I’m highly anticipating her next release.

Hearts Afire
Ty Golden: Twenty-something male, works 3 jobs, enjoys wearing a little makeup, not looking for a relationship after a bad one left him scarred.

Vic Black: Forty-something male, very rich, wears cardigans and loves to crochet, not looking for a relationship- EVER- after his last boyfriend did him very wrong.

Ty and Vic’s paths keep crossing. I’m not sure they could avoid each other if they tried. The two of them worked so hard to deny their connection, but when they finally let go and accepted this mutual attraction, things between them were OH SO VERY HOT!

I loved Ty and Vic. Vic is definitely my favorite A.d Ellis character at the moment. I say at the moment because she always manages to change my mind with her next release so I try my best not to get too attached. Haha! Believe me, its easier said than done.

Hearts Aflame
Gabe is a nurse, Danny is a motorcycle mechanic. Gabe talks- A LOT. Danny is more of the quiet, brooding type. These 2 could not have been more opposite. And those things that made them so different from one another were the reasons they were completely perfect for each other. They balanced each other out and were ridiculously adorable together. I loved them as individuals but I loved them more together.

Gabe and Danny made an amazing addition to The Forged in Fire Series. I enjoyed getting to revisit everyone from that series and The Silver’s in the City series. While you don’t have to read the Silvers in the City series before starting this one, I highly recommend it so you get the FULL EXPERIENCE! All 12 men from these 6 books are fantastic. And don’t even get me started on the shenanigans caused by a couple of old ladies. These are definite MUST READS for all of you M/M romance lovers.

About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.

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/they pronouns.

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#wotr22 #attendingauthor #review #boxedset #mmromance #ku —Silver in the City by A.D. Ellis

All three Silver in the City books in one box set!
Silver & Sage
Bode Silver doesn’t have time for feelings or a relationship. Then Sage shows up.
Sage is Silver’s exact opposite, his renter, and his new employee. The kid is much too young and much too innocent.
There are a million reasons why Silver and Sage should never get together. And Silver plans to keep it that way.
Until all of those reasons go up in flames with one kiss.
Silver & Sage is a steamy, slow burn M/M age gap, opposites-attract romance between a shy, inexperienced nerd and an outgoing grump of a bar owner.
Silver & Gold
Just as Benji 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.
Silver & Spice
When Spice asks Kyson 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, single daddy and a younger man ready for a family.

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Silver and Sage

Bode, his twin brother, and their cousin are looking for a roommate. They hold interviews for the open room, trying to find a fit. Everyone thinks Sage would be the perfect roommate. Well, everyone except for Bode. He tries all he can to talk the others out of picking Sage. What is Bode’s aversion to Sage moving in? And will he win the roommate disagreement?

Silver and Sage is a cute May/December romance between a bitter, brooding, bar owner who is in so much denial about his feelings for a cute little geek who keeps to himself and is very confused as to why Bode is the way he is towards him.

I loved everything about these two and their oh so slow burn romance. As with all the books I’ve read by this author, it left me completely happy with the outcome but at the same time wanting the story to go on forever because the characters were just so loveable.

Silver and Gold

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.

Silver and Spice

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!

About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.

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/they pronouns.

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