Tour with giveaway: Matthew J. Metzger

Writing What You Know 

Writing what you know is the worst advice.

I know, I know, everyone says it like it’s this awesome thing and yeah, sometimes it is. Sometimes as writers we need to vent the experiences we’ve had and put them out there. Sometimes we are best placed to write something because we’ve been there, we’ve lived that life, we’ve looked through those eyes.

But it’s also crappy advice, because what about the things we don’t know?

There’s definitely a type when it comes to authors. We’re not all the same by any means, but there … Continue reading

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Review: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams – Before You Break (Secrets #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: BDSM

Summary:

Six years ago Ellis walked into his first briefing as the newest member of London’s Specialist Firearms unit. He was partnered with Wayne and they became fast friends. When Wayne begins to notice changes—Ellis’s erratic temper, the effects of sleep deprivation—he knows he has to act before Ellis reaches his breaking point. He invites Ellis to the opening of the new BDSM club, Secrets, where … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Avon Gale – Whiskey Business

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Kirt Graves

Summary:

Ryder Waites will do anything to keep the tiny town of Gallows Grove, Kentucky, from vanishing off the map—even sell his family’s whiskey recipe to Bluegrass Bourbon in Lexington. Hopeful that the larger company can provide necessary improvements to the distillery, Ryder’s ultimate goal is to get Gallows Grove on the Bourbon Trail… and bring in much-needed tourism revenue. But to keep producing Hanged Man … Continue reading

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Guest post: David Pratt – Wallaconia

Wallaconia_cover finalBy the time you read this I will have recorded half of the Wallaçonia audio book. It is Saturday morning the twentieth; my friend Niki, who is engineering for me, is due at nine. I have been rehearsing the past two days, which means reading twice through today’s selection, the first seven chapters. The first read-through strained my vocal cords. For the second read-through I whispered. I have been less able to manage the psychic pain the read-throughs have … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Sloane Kennedy – Salvation (The Protectors #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Trauma surgeon Ronan Grisham lost everything the day the man he loved was stolen from him in a brutal attack. Driven by a thirst for vengeance, he turns his hatred into building an underground group that can do what he couldn’t that fateful day…take the lives of the guilty to save the lives of the innocent. But years later, he’s forced to confront the one link … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Alice Archer – Everyday History

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Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Daan Stone

Summary:

Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert to a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man, his wooing skills require an upgrade. After months of persuasion, he scores a dinner date with Henry Normand that morphs into an intense weekend. The unexpected depth of their connection scares … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Melanie Hansen – Signs of Life (Resilient Love #2)

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Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Narrator: Robert Neiman

Summary:

Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life … Continue reading

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Tour with giveaway: K.C. Wells – Lace

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK   Cover: Meredith Russell   Length: 24,400 words   Blurb  

When Shawn’s best mate Dave breaks up with his girlfriend, Shawn tries not to get his hopes up. After all, Dave’s still straight, right? Wrong. Dave reveals he’s bisexual, and that pounding you hear is Shawn’s heart. He’s loved Dave for so long, but he’s not about to jeopardize their friendship by telling Dave how he really … Continue reading

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Review: Diana Copland – Michael Reinvented

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Cute hipster and interior designer Michael doesn’t do love—not after his ex screwed him over. Sex is a different story, though, and the gentle giant who’s painting the mural in the old mansion they’re restoring might be perfect hookup material. Gil is just Michael’s type with his solid muscle, wicked sense of humor, and the hazel eyes that seem to see into Michael’s soul.

Trouble is, Gil does … Continue reading

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Review: Edward Kendrick – The Elevator Murders

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Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Mysterty

Summary: When Tony Watkins discovers a dead man in the elevator of his apartment building, he has no idea there will be more murders. When the second body is found, he and his friends at the club he goes to put their heads together to try to figure out what’s happening and who the killer might be.

Kirk Logan is a man with problems. At twenty-nine, he … Continue reading

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