Saturday, May 25, 2019

Release Blitz: The Hate You Drink by N.R. Walker

The Hate You Drink
N.R. Walker
Publication date: May 23rd 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Erik Keston, son of the Keston Real Estate empire, knows what it takes to be successful. Despite his inherent wealth, he holds his own. He works hard, he’s grounded, he’s brilliant. He’s also secretly in love with his best friend. 
Monroe Wellman lost his parents three years ago and never grieved, never recovered. Inheriting the family company and wealth means nothing, and his spiral of self-destruction is widespread and spectacular. Dubbed Sydney’s bad boy, he spends more days drunk than sober, and the only person who’s stuck by him through it all is his best mate. 
But when Monroe hits rock bottom, Erik gives him an ultimatum, and his entire world comes to a grinding halt. But it’s when the haze is lifted that Monroe can truly see what he’s been searching for was never in the bottom of a bottle. It’s been by his side all along. 
An 80,000-word friends to lovers story about fighting the demons within, and trusting in the love that takes its place. 
“Because when all you drink is hate, that’s what you become.”


I didn’t need to see the photographs of the wrecked car or the glass and metal strewn across the gutter. I didn’t need the reminder of how close it had been this time. I closed the newspaper, folded it in half, and slid it across the counter and let out an exhausted sigh. I didn’t want to meet Jeffrey’s disappointed gaze. I knew that look. I’d seen it more times than I could count. Jeffrey Kwon, a distinguished Korean-Australian man with short greying hair and a kind face, had been a close friend of Monroe’s parents as well as their trusted lawyer for thirty years, and Jeffrey assumed the same role for Monroe when his parents died. He was no-nonsense and astute, but he had a heart of gold and everyone knew Monroe would be lost without him. Well, everyone but Monroe.
“Where is he?”
“Still asleep,” I replied. I walked over to the nearest couch and all but fell into it, my head in my hands.
“You haven’t been to bed yet?”

Friday, May 24, 2019

Book Review: NoX by Adrienne Wilder

A nude man invades Luca Suarez's home and protects him from creatures who cannot exist.
Creatures hunting him.
The stranger can't tell Luca why. He can't even tell Luca his name.
He remembers nothing until the moment he sees Luca.
The only hint Luca has to the stranger's identity is a tattoo on his wrist: N o X

Nox doesn't know who he is, but he's sure of three things, his memory loss is temporary, the monsters chasing Luca are called Anubis, and his Alpha, Koda, sent Nox to protect him. There's just one problem… Koda is Luca's brother who was murdered five years ago.

With each passing hour, Nox fills in the pieces painting an impossible truth. And with each passing hour, both men find themselves unexplainably attracted to each other. Something Luca is willing to embrace because he has nothing left to lose. And one Nox can't let happen because it could get Luca killed.

Nox is a HEA/HFN m/m paranormal, science-fiction romance. But be warned, these are NOT the shifters you are used to reading about.

Jewel's rating:

​This book is exactly what I needed to end my book slump. Unique and engaging, I was kept in its thrall, from beginning to end.

Luca Suarez is a dying man. He's been fighting leukemia since childhood and he knows his days are numbered. In fact, he would welcome death at this point. His brother is dead, taken from him much too soon, and his parents died in an accident a year ago and with them went his will to fight. He's a dead man walking, and he's made his peace with that. At least as much as any 19 year old, who has barely lived, can.

Nox doesn't know who he is, only that he's a monster and has been charged - by Luca's brother, Koda - with protecting Luca at all costs. His memory comes back in bits and pieces, but often lacks context. With Nox's arrival comes a generous helping of danger, mystery, and sex appeal that Luca could not ignore even if he wanted to, and he really doesn't want to.

Seems the feeling is mutual.

Blogtour: Stable Hill by Jodi Payne

Please welcome Jodi Payne with 

Stable Hill 

Hello all! I’m Jodi Payne and I’m here to talk about my new contemporary MMM ménage, Stable Hill!

Stable Hill is my first ménage/triad/thruple/what have you, and I found it pretty challenging. I like to write characters that are real and human, which means they’re flawed, they make mistakes, and they’re far from perfect. When you add a third person into a relationship, all those little issues get amplified, because now you don’t just have he said, he said… you’ve added a third person’s take on things. Agreement is more difficult, compromise is more important, communication is key.

The deeper I got into the book, the more I understood that Stable Hill is about communication. Staying honest with yourself and your family, listening to the people you love, being clear about your feelings, admitting when you’ve screwed up and taking responsibility. Apologizing, Making thing right.

And that, as you know, doesn’t come easily to everyone.

I hope you enjoy Oscar, Jeffrey and Russ’s journey together. It’s not a straight line to love, that’s for sure. The one thing I can promise is they get their HEA.

Thanks for reading!



Will three men from very different backgrounds find a home and a future together? 

After losing his husband to cancer, Oscar Kennedy has his hands full with their four girls, the house, his job, and his mother-in-law. When he loses his father too, keeping Stable Hill, the old horse farm where he grew up, becomes impossible. Oscar hires Jeffrey Stokes, a slick-looking real estate broker with a roll-up-his-sleeves work ethic, to get it on the market.

Russell White manages the day-to-day at Stable Hill. Russ had loved Oscar’s dad like a father, and took on even more responsibility when the old man fell ill. He is shocked and saddened by Oscar’s decision to sell.

All three men have a stake in Stable Hill, and it’s not long before they start to invest in one another too. But their complicated relationship doesn’t make having to sell Stable Hill any easier. Will the fragile triad they’re building last when the farm that brought them together is gone?

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Blogtour: Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva

Hold My Hand 

Michael Barakiva 

Published by: Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication date: May 21st 2019 

Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn’t quite marching in LGBTQ parades), Gay and Out and Proud. 
With their six-month anniversary coming up, Alek and Ethan want to do something special to celebrate. Like, really special. Like, the most special thing two people in love can do with one another. But Alek’s not sure he’s ready for that. And then he learns something about Ethan that may not just change their relationship, but end it. 
Alek can’t bear the thought of finding out who he’d be P.E.: Post-Ethan. But he also can’t forgive or forget what Ethan did. Luckily, his best friend Becky and madcap Armenain family are there to help him figure out whether it’s time to just let Ethan go, or reach out and hold his hand. 
Hold My Hand is a funny, smart, relatable take on the joy and challenges of teenage love, the boundaries of forgiveness, and what it really means to be honest.

Top 5 Favorite Foods

For anybody who knows anything about me or my writing, you’ll know that this question is like Sophie’s choice for me.  But here goes:
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