Saturday, March 31, 2018

Peninah's Passion by Andy Lang

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Peninah's Passion

Everyone has a past...But what happens when you hide that past from your husband?
What happens when you deny your deepest desires?
What happens when those desires are revealed by an assassin?

Alex Longdon: is a broken man, a man in disgrace - his only salvation: Peninah.

Peninah Longdon: young, beautiful, faithful and loving. The perfect wife. But Peninah has a past, and harbours desires that she has buried deep inside, terrified that her dependable but unadventurous husband could never understand. Secrets and temptations that lie safely dormant until she find herself in the cross-hairs of an assassins rifle, and her life and past begin to spiral out of control. Secrets revealed, mistakes punished, fetish revisited; as the hunted couple fight to stay one step ahead of a ruthless cartel.

Will their love survive?
Can they survive?

Follow Alex and Peninah in a battle to stay alive, and in love, as their adventure races from southern Spain to the heart of Africa.

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About Andy Lang

Andy Lang was born in the north west of England in 1965 and worked in the early years as an engineer in an agricultural manufacturing company. Moving from the United Kingdom in the late 1990's he subsequently spent many years in the entertainment industry in Cataluña, Northern Spain and property sales in Andalucia, Southern Spain. After several years workings as an Independent Financial Advisor in East Africa he now writes full time. Over the years he has traveled extensively and has lived in Spain, the west of France, Brazil, Kenya and South Africa.

He currently lives with his wife and their young sons in Uganda.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Last Prejudice by Bill Blodgett with Giveaway

Welcome to the blog blitz tour for The Last Prejudice by Bill Blodgett, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions. Find out more about the book through an excerpt and then please leave the author a comment. You can also visit other stops along the book tour for more chances to win the giveaway!

The Last Prejudice

When Ed Connor slips into a coma his wife, children and their families arrive at the hospital to await his recovery. They gather around his bedside and begin reminiscing about the good old days but as the hours pass stress begins to take its toll causing long held family secrets and unresolved issues to surface. A disagreement over a DNR order put Ed’s sons, Steve and Peter, at odds and the family speculates that their anger is really about an event that led to their falling out when they were teens. While in his coma, Ed exists somewhere between life and death and wonders what he could have done differently when Steve tried to tell him that he was gay. The family is drawn into the bitter battle between Peter and Steve, and they fear things will never be right between them again. It’s now up to the family to devise an intervention as a last ditch effort to bring these two battling brothers back into the family.

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Read an excerpt:
Wish I believed in God. Maybe it’d make these times easier. But even with a belief in God, so many of the religious and nonreligious people call us a blight. I thought having religion would make people more tolerant, not less. I thought God loved all of his children. So many people see us as a scourge against the very existence of man. People talk about us like we’re not people at all but a disease. Speak of us like we don’t have feelings. As if we are a bad sack of flour on the shelf that needs to be thrown away, discarded, destroyed, so the others around it won’t become contaminated. It’s almost laughable. If we, the gay community, were able to contaminate the rest of the world just by association, then wouldn’t the opposite be true? Wouldn’t their heterosexuality, according to their own thought process, “cure” us?

Shakespeare seemed to be fighting a similar battle four hundred years ago. Was that the first prejudice? Wasn’t he musing about the same bigoted hatreds then that are being delivered upon us now? Aren’t we in the same place as they were then? Was Shakespeare centuries ahead of his time when he wrote, “Are we not… fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer…? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die?”

Steve mulled the words he had learned so long ago in a high school English class, until finally he murmured them aloud in an almost inaudible whisper: “‘If you prick us, do we not bleed?’ Oh God, I’m tired of this fight, of bleeding. Tired of having to justifying my very existence. Why must I carry it out in my own home, with my own family?”

About Bill Blodgett

Bill still lives in the community where he met and married his lovely wife, Janice. Actually, she lived around the corner from him and they both ignored each other until their teen years when the hormone thing kicked in and they suddenly realized that the cute little girl skipping rope and that goofy boy riding a bike had both grown up.

They are the proud parents of April and Lindsay; both of whom are now married. April married Darren and they have two beautiful boys, Brian and Owen. Lindsay married Tim and they have a beautiful little girl, Kailyn.

Bill enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping with his family, golfing, making candles, and restoring his antique European sports car, a 1972 MGB.

They say to write from what you know, so he does. He writes of love, life and relationships.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review of Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen

Welcome to the book tour for Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen. It's a raw and rich love story that captured my heart. I invite you to check out an excerpt and then read my review. Please leave comments for the author. You can also follow along the tour hosted by Goddess Fish for even more chances to win the $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card giveaway.

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Point of Contact

There'd forever been a thread running through Trevor Estes's life—his son Riley, strong and constant like heartbeat. But when Riley is killed in combat, everything in Trevor's life unravels into a mess he doesn't know how to mourn.

Until Jesse Byrne, Riley's friend and platoon mate, arrives on his doorstep with a box of Riley's things. Jesse's all-too-familiar grief provides an unlikely source of comfort for Trevor; knowing he's not alone is exactly what he needs. Trevor never imagined he'd find someone who fills his heart with hope again. As the pair celebrate Riley's memory, their unique bond deepens into something irreplaceable—and something neither man can live without.

But diving into a relationship can't be so simple. Being together means Trevor risking the last link he has to his son...leaving Jesse to wonder if he'll ever be enough, or if Trevor will always be haunted by the past.

Read an excerpt:
Trevor reached up to brush Jesse’s tears away, letting his thumb linger along his cheek. “So thank you. Thanks for letting me see my son through you.”

Jesse’s lips trembled. “I miss him. I miss him so much.”

Trevor slid his hand to the back of Jesse’s neck. “I know.”

With a small sob, Jesse reached out to wrap his arms around Trevor, pulling him close. His body was shaking, tremors of grief Trevor knew only too well wracking him from head to toe. All around them the world ebbed and flowed, oblivious to the fact a twenty-year-old boy had been torn from it, leaving behind two people who’d loved him and who now clung together, their shared pain a strange sort of comfort.

Trevor stroked Jesse’s hair as he shuddered against him, biting his own lip against the tears that stung his eyes. This was Jesse’s fight, and Trevor marshaled every ounce of composure he could, determined to be strong in return for this man who’d given him so much.

“It’s okay,” he murmured over and over. “It’s okay to miss him. I miss him, too.”

**My thoughts**
It's been a while since a book grabbed my heart as strongly as this one did. You start out getting to know Riley, as well as Jesse and Trevor. You get to feel the strength of their relationships and that intense bond between best friends and then a single man and his beloved son. I think I even fell in love with Riley a bit myself. And then you know that he is going to die, yet when that part comes, you're still completely overwhelmed. Grab a box of tissues. You'll need them throughout.

The loss of a child is one of the most brutal experiences a parent can go through. It's bad enough for the rest of us, but unbearable for the actual parent. Losing a good friend also rips you to the core. And perhaps the recent loss of a beloved friend made me feel that part even more than I would have reading this at another time.

When you're trying to find your way to a new form of normal that is passable for living generally permissible to the world around you, you find yourself alone when others don't understand what you're going through. Jesse and Trevor have one thing in common, Riley. Their shared love and loss is different and yet the same. They knew and loved the same young man, though they knew different facets. By putting their memories together, they put together a complete picture of their beloved. Their shared bond provides for them an understanding that no one else can match, making them beautiful partners. I found myself crying several times throughout the story as I shared in their joy tinged with pain.

About Melanie Hansen

Melanie Hansen likes to consider herself a cynic, but at heart she’s a hopeless romantic. Every morning she gets up before dawn to spend time with her characters, creating stories that are deeply emotional, sometimes heartbreaking, but in the end where love always wins. Melanie’s proud of the fact that two of her books have been named as RT Book Reviews Top Picks.

She grew up with an Air Force dad, ended up marrying a Navy man, and has lived and worked all over the country. Melanie hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Release Day! The Mage Heir (The Life Siphon Book 2) by Kathryn Sommerlot with Giveaway

Welcome to the release day celebration for Kathryn Sommerlot's latest book, The Mage Heir. It's the second book in her Life Siphon series. Check out an excerpt and then get your own copy of both books. The first book is just 99 cents. You can also enter the giveaway for a free e-copy of The Mage Heir. Thanks for stopping by to check it out and best of luck entering!

The Mage Heir

Traitor: that’s what Tatsu is now. On the run from both Runon and Chayd, Tatsu and Yudai’s only hope for survival is to disappear into the wilds. However, when the siphon’s deadly curse returns, they have no choice but to travel into the desert kingdom of Joesar in search of a cure.

Battling the unforgiving elements of the sands, Tatsu starts to realize that the path towards destroying the siphon may claim Yudai’s life. Time is running out as Nota’s fury—and the siphon’s hunger—begin to spiral wildly beyond their control.

As their options slowly fall away, the only thing Tatsu and Yudai can count on is each other.

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The Mage Heir on Amazon
Book One (The Life Siphon) on Amazon

Read an Excerpt

Tatsu didn’t mind sleeping under the leaves, but Yudai’s agitation seemed to grow as the sky darkened. He paced back and forth between two ancient tree trunks with his hands clasped behind his back, over and over, until the stars came out. 
“You’re going to have to sleep eventually,” Tatsu pointed out, voice mild, once the moon was high overhead. It earned him a growl in reply. “Please just sit down.” 
“This clearing will be dead by morning,” Yudai snapped. When he turned to retrace his steps again, Tatsu could see the twist of his fingers clenched together in tight fists. 
“You can’t do anything about it, so there’s no point in blaming yourself. It’s probably just making the whole thing worse.” 
The look Yudai threw him was dubious at best, but evidently, the possibility was difficult to ignore. Yudai eventually settled himself down between two patches of yellow-green weeds, and he ran his finger over his lip a few times before his eyes flickered up towards Tatsu. “Distract me.” 
“You could ask nicely,” Tatsu said. 
One corner of Yudai’s mouth quirked upward. “I could,” he agreed, and said nothing more. 
“Did you know that my mother had other children?” 
Yudai blinked and sat back, face slackening. “Good distraction."

About Kathryn Sommerlot

Kathryn didn't major in creative writing, but never stopped believing. She survives on books, strong coffee, craft beer, puppies, and the Oxford comma. She currently lives in Japan with her husband and teaches high school English to shape the next generation of young minds. She also comma splices like it's going out of style.


Giveaway for 5 eBook copies of “The Mage Heir” to celebrate the release day.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Reading His Submissive (Restrained Fantasies Book 2) by Brandi Evans with Giveaway

Welcome to the Blurb Blitz tour for Reading His Submissive by Brandi Evans and hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions! Here you'll have a chance to read an excerpt before downloading your own copy of the book. Be sure to leave a comment for the author. And then follow along the tour for multiple chances to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Best of luck entering and thanks for stopping by!

Reading His Submissive


I’ve spent my life depending on one person: myself. I’ve learned the hard way other people will only let me down. I’ve worked for everything I have, but thanks to my drug-addicted mother, I’m about to lose the one thing I’ve craved for years. Needing to make some extra cash, I ask my boss at Restrained Fantasies, a Dallas BDSM club, for some extra shifts. Much to my chagrin, Master Carter Burkes is with him, and Carter leaps to my rescue, bound and determined to save me—only I’m not the kind of girl who needs to be saved.


I can’t sit by while Raven, a recurring figure in my fantasies, is in trouble. My job as a detective keeps me busy, but I’m not looking for a relationship, just a sub to assist with a class I’m teaching: Reading Your Submissive. Raven always claimed she wasn’t a member of the lifestyle, so imagine my surprise when I discover a budding submissive inside her. She gets under my skin in ways I can’t fight, but emotions are dangerous. I learned that the hard way. Is getting close to Raven a mistake? Will I destroy her life like I destroyed the life of the only woman I’ve ever loved?

This is book two in the Restrained Fantasies series but can be read as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This romance is intended for adults only. It contains elements of danger, suspense, mystery, BDSM, sensual scenes, romance and adult language. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

Read an excerpt:

Raven punched the elevator button and waited for the doors to open. Damn her fucking mother. Damn her, damn her, damn her. Ten thousand dollars. How the hell was Raven supposed to come up with that kind of money by the end of the month?

Who fucking screwed over their own child this way?

She fisted her hands at her side and fought the urge to punch more than the elevator button. Taking out another loan or getting new credit cards with credit limits large enough to help was out of the question. She was over-extended as it was; served her right for trying to help the bitch in the first place. After helping her mom out with attorney fees and bail after her last arrest, Raven had been left holding the bag. She still couldn’t believe her mom had skipped on bail. Again. And crazier still, Raven didn’t know why she’d bothered helping in the first place. That had been her first—twentieth?—mistake.

Meth was slowly destroying Raven’s life, and she’d never touched the stuff.

The elevator doors slid open, and Viv Michaels strutted through. Viv was the boss’ sub and the love of his life. She was a sweet, vivacious woman Raven had come to like a lot.

Viv was dressed in her usual club fare. Black fuck-me boots, red miniskirt, and a matching leather corset which barely contained her ample breasts. She was the boss’ perfect match in every way—and it made Raven a whole lot envious. She’d never trusted anyone enough to let them in, let alone have what Viv and the boss had.

Viv’s lips curved into a friendly smile. “Hey, Raven. How’re you?”

Raven forced herself to return the other woman’s smile. “I’m good.”

Viv’s gaze sharpened. “You sure? You look… upset.”

Just having a bit of a tough time today, but everything will work itself out. It always does.” More likely it won’t. It never did.

Over the years, she’d gotten damn good at lying about her emotions or redirecting the conversation, so with luck, Viv would take the near-lie at face value and move on. Because this problem wouldn’t work itself out. She might as well face reality and get used to it.

She’d be homeless by the end of the month. Viv placed her hand on Raven’s arm and gave it a reassuring squeeze.

Okay. Just know I’m here if you need to talk.”

The offer warmed Raven. Part of her acknowledged the impulse to accept Viv’s offer, hug her close, and let the tears come. The other part, however, the stronger part, reminded her trusting another person only ended in disaster. She’d had enough tragedies in her life already. The only person she could depend on was herself.

I’ll keep your offer in mind,” Raven lied.

Good.” Viv flashed another smile and then headed toward the boss’ office. She seemed so sweet and sincere. Maybe, if Raven was very lucky, she could trust Viv.

Yeah, and maybe someday, Raven would have more than two fond memories of her mother.

Raven stepped onto the elevator and pressed the button for the ground floor. She still needed to go home before her regular shift. She’d come straight from the bank, and she wasn’t exactly dressed for—

Hey, Raven, wait up!” Someone forced their arm through the sliding doors and kept them from closing. When they opened again, she found herself staring at the handsome face of Carter Burkes. And her libido jumped to immediate attention; it usually did when he was around.

The sexy cop might be close to ten years her senior, but he wore his age like a badge of honor. Defined biceps and triceps bulged from the sleeves of his black T-shirt. The cotton stretched over his trim torso in all the right places, and his leather pants did little to cover the contour of muscular legs she’d admired more than once in the club.

A few strands of gray decorated the hair at his temples; otherwise, the perfectly messy brown locks appeared thick and lush. More than once, she’d had to squash the temptation to bury her fingers into the strands just to see if they were as soft as she’d imagined.

A day’s worth of growth covered his cheeks and square jawline. And damn those dimples. Why’d they have to amp his fuckability to stupid levels? Didn’t she have enough shit to worry about?

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About Brandi Evans

Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that's way more interesting than the truth!

In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read—and write!—stories hot enough to melt eReaders.

Brandi Evans will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow along and leave comments for more chances to win!

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Review of Chirp by Ann Everett


A woman hiding from her future…..
Heiress to the largest steel company in America, twenty-year-old, socially awkward Blaze Bledsoe hides out at Dessie Bishop’s farm. For the last three years, Blaze has eluded one investigator after another, but just when she thinks she’s safe, a PI closes in. Her luck is about to run out in more ways than one.
A man running from his past….
Rance Keller, a tough, hard-living ex-con, fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, arrives to claim the house his grandmother left him. Finding a strange girl living there, his plans for a solitary life take a turn. Her lack of modesty, no filter, and word of the day fetish baffles him, but those big green eyes and sweet mouth have him losing sleep.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where two damaged people with secrets, discover trust can lead to passion.
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**My thoughts**
What intrigued me the most about the book and sparked an interest in me was a teaser saying that the main character was a girl who had Asperger's Syndrome. I have been working with this community for almost 20 years and was curious to see if someone could actually pull off the nuances of the population without being cliche and stereotypical, as well as capturing how it could affect a romance. I have to say that I wasn't disappointed at all. 

Blaze's quirky nature is simply called being socially awkward throughout the book and the label is never used, which is fine. I had to chuckle at some of her quirks and interpretations of situations because I have seen them in real life. I applauded her for being aware that she interpreted her world differently and for saying as much to others around her and for trying to learn how to navigate in society. I also really liked the peek into her creative mind and processes.

Rance was tougher for me to swallow. He is an ex-con who was wrongfully convicted, but still maintains a tough exterior for protection. He is overcome with attraction for Blaze and wants to protect her, from her past, from society as a whole, and even from himself at times. He can be harsh and does one thing in particular that I don't know if I could forgive him for doing. But he does eventually make up for it all and becomes quite wonderful.

The two of them have a smoldering attraction to each other that takes its time to ignite and grow. If you don't like steamy sex scenes, you'll want to skip this one, or at least fast forward through those parts. (I recommend reading it anyway, and just skipping those pages if you don't like those kinds of scenes.) They go through one heck of a roller coaster ride as they find out more about each other and each other's pasts. Some of their experiences are definitely not an everyday experience for the rest of us, such as being an heiress who has a private detective hot on her trail. But so much of the story felt real to me that I didn't mind suspending a bit of reality. After all, this is fiction, and we want to go to a different world.

There was just so much about this book that I loved that I don't know how to put into words. I hated it when I got interrupted and had to do something else, because I just wanted to sit and read. And I was sad when it ended. I want more of Blaze and Rance!

 About Ann Everett

Award winning and Amazon Best-Selling author, Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking at conferences and to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.

Her short stories have appeared in The Green Silk Journal, Snag Today, and Story Teller Magazine.

A top reviewer on, she lives on a small lake in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr. Pepper.

She’s been featured on:
  • Proud of East Texas with Joan Hallmark, KLTV-TV, Tyler, Texas
  • East Texas Live and Mid-day, KETK-TV, Tyler, Texas
  • KTSS-TV, Hope, Arkansas
  • The Authors Show with Don McCauley, Internet radio show
  • The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman, Chandler, Texas
  • The Daily Tribune, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
  • Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler, Texas
  • InMagazine, East Texas

Ten things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio:

  1. She’s married to her high school sweetheart.
  2. She loves shopping at thrift stores.
  3. She doesn’t remember her first kiss. 
  4. She hates talking on the telephone.
  5. A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
  6. She secretly wants to get a tattoo. 
  7. She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
  8. She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.
  9. She sucks at math.