Review: L.A. Merrill – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

David Marks is looking for the perfect place to film his new web series and recover from his latest failed relationship. When reclusive writer Michael Sharp opens his Montana ranch to paying guests, David knows he’s found the right place—but he doesn’t expect to find Mr. Right too.

Forty years ago Michael Sharp’s father was murdered in front of him. No one believed a six-year-old boy’s testimony against … Continue reading

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Review: Xavier Mayne – Farlough

51QFPjoad7L._SY346_Author: Xavier Mayne
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Newly turned thirty, Cameron North is preparing himself to spend his life alone. When he inherits his great-aunt’s teashop on the remote island of Farlough, he returns for the first time in more than a dozen years to a place where memories—and demons—flit close to the surface of his mind. There he meets Gwyneth, a sassy barista who becomes his instant best friend—until Cam discovers she’s … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rowan McAllister – Power Bottom?

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Summary:

Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself?
Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage…even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on … Continue reading

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Review: Julia Talbot – Riding the Circuit (Riding Cowboy Flats #3)

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Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Rodeo cowboy Frost Barton spends most of his time on tour, and that’s the way he likes it. But when his dad dies suddenly, Frost returns to southern New Mexico to attend the funeral and help his mom decide what to do with their small family ranch. Frost is already considering retiring from bull riding and planting his itchy feet in the ground. Meeting horse trainer Matt Morales … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Legal Artistry (Art Series #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: John Solo

Summary:

Years ago, Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died and left him everything, including a photo album containing pictures of the art collection she left behind when her family fled the Nazis. Now, Dieter is calling on the services of a lawyer, Gerald Young, to determine whether his family’s legacy might be returned to him.

Gerald doesn’t hold out much hope that the paintings will be returned, but … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Tara Lain – Cowboys Don’t Come Out (Cowboys Don’t #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: K.C. Kelly

Summary:

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai … Continue reading

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Review: C. Kennedy – Safe

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Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

They met at ten, they kissed at twelve, and were madly in love by eighteen.

Caleb Deering is the captain of the swim team and the hottest senior in school. He comes from a loving home with a kind father and a caring, but strict, mother who is battling breast cancer. Nico Caro is small and beautiful, and has a father who rules with an … Continue reading

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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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