Sunday, January 26, 2020

ARC Review: The Music of Love by Minerva Spencer

The Music of Love (The Academy of Love, #1)From the blurb:

Finding out that her husband was a bigamist didn’t devastate Portia Stefani; she held her head high when she forced him out of her life. But losing her beloved music school as a result of the traitorous bastard's gambling debts almost destroyed her. The only way she’ll be able to make ends meet is to accept a lucrative tutoring position in remote Cornwall. What Portia hasn't anticipated is the life-altering impact that her mesmerizing new employer has on her.

Stacy Harrington learned the hard way to keep people at a distance. Playing the piano is the only thing that makes his solitary life enjoyable these days, and he’ll be damned if he allows his albinism to keep him from everything he loves. Bringing a private music tutor into his home is disruptive, but it’s the only solution. Unfortunately, nothing could have prepared him for the overwhelming attraction he feels toward his fiery new employee.

It’s not long before a shared passion for music develops into something infinitely deeper. But when ghosts from the past—along with some very dark secrets—emerge to threaten everything they’ve built, can Stacy and Portia continue to make beautiful music together? Or will their happily ever after end on a painful, discordant note?

Heather's rating:

I'm a huge fan of Minerva Spencer, and I'm an even bigger fan of atypical MCs, so I was immediately drawn to The Music of Love. And, truly, Minerva Spencer didn't let me down.

What really sets this story apart is that the male MC has albinism, which is very unusual for a character in a romance book. Now, as a person with a science background, I was a little dismayed at how the character was portrayed as there were some glaring errors (eye color, how albinism is passed down- very rare as it requires two recessive genes so it can be buried in a family for generations), but I'm hoping the author corrects some of those in the final copy.

Aside from some science-y things that may not bother most readers, I loved the story. I read the story all night long, and didn't want to put it down. It's a fairly long book, but I breezed through it. It was addictive and oh so good.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Blogtour: Broken Triangle by Elle W Silver

Broken Triangle

Eternal Soulmates Series #1

by Elle W Silver

Genre: Paranormal M/M Romance

Will their love for one another be enough? 

Life has just started to look up for Jamie. He has a job at the Moore Manor. He is finally free of his abusive uncle. He has a friend who genuinely cares for him. But when the attentions of the Hotel owner’s son begin to threaten his newfound peace, Jamie worries. 

Riley doesn’t appreciate being summoned to Moore Manor. But while at home, he meets the most beautiful young man he’s ever seen. He wants to court the younger man, but his mother complicates his intention with a shocking revelation. Not to mention the Vampire he can’t seem to stop fantasizing about. 

Ben’s been sent to find a nuisance witch. He needs to put all thoughts of a destined soul mate out of his head and focus on the task ahead. But when he realizes that the witch is more powerful than he originally thought, his priorities shift. He must now protect the two men with everything he has, even if one of them wants nothing to do with him. 

Can Jamie, Riley, and Ben navigate their complicated lives, the threat of a wicked witch with a grudge and their forbidden love for one another? 

Broken Triangle is the first installment in the Eternal Soulmates Series, a sexy saga of stories about vampires, witches, werewolves, and humans. If you love your stories steamy, action-packed and emotional, then you’ll love Elle W Silver’s first book. 

Broken Triangle is not a standalone. The story continues in Eternal Soulmates Series #2. 

**Get it FREE!! ** 

AS SOON AS HE WAS CERTAIN BREAKFAST WAS LONG OVER, Jamie left the safety of his room and went to meet Ben for their walk. But as he neared the stables, he didn’t see the Vampire. Jim saw him and smiled. “Hello, Jamie. Mr. St. John said to tell you he would be delayed. If you start without him, he would find you.”
“Thank you, Jim.” The young boy nodded and turned to his tasks. For a moment, Jamie didn’t know what to do. He’d made enough food to last through lunch so he didn’t need to be in the kitchen, not until later that afternoon. He decided to a walk might do him some good. He walked with no direction in mind. His thoughts turning sad like they have been every time he found himself alone. He wanted Riley. Wanted to be taking a walk with him, sleeping in his arms, watching him laugh at something he’d said. 
He hadn’t realized he’d walked to the place Riley had named the View until he heard a flowing stream. The place was beautiful, but it wasn’t the beauty he saw. He saw the bench they’d sat on that first day, him on Riley’s lap. He remembered the first taste of Riley’s lips, his first kiss and he cried. He sat on the bench and let the tears flow as he watched the stream flow. Would he never again be in Riley’s arms? Never again feel his strength like he had that morning?
“Please don’t cry.” He took a second to realize the voice was real. Riley was right behind him, his voice as clear as it had been that morning. Jamie couldn’t turn around. He wanted to see him but was so afraid he’d come to put an end to their relationship. “Jamie, please don’t cry.”
Jamie stood with his back to Riley and wiped at his tears. If he’d come here put an end to their love, Jamie wanted to say something first. He couldn’t cry about it forever. He turned to face the man and gasped at the pain he saw in those blue eyes. Jamie resisted the urge to go to him, fall into those strong arms and forget everything. “I’m sorry. I didn’t realize I was coming here until I got here. I know this your special place.” 
Riley stepped forward arms extended but Jamie needed to say it so he shook his head, stepping back a fraction. He felt guilty when Riley sighed and dropped his arms. “I… I need to say it, Riley.” The man nodded and the tears Jamie had just stopped, came back. “I’m sorry I hurt you.”
Riley stepped forward and then held himself, a small distance between them. “No, Jamie… It’s me….”

Friday, January 24, 2020

Blogtour: Passions of a Papillon by Tara Lain

A cool-hearted guy meets a big-eared dog who takes him to a hot vet hiding a dark secret.

Passions of a Papillon
by Tara Lain

After you’ve sold your soul to the devil, can you renegotiate with a dog?
Brilliant defense attorney, Finn Morgenstern, knows the worst guys pay best, so defending slimeball, Rance Franklin, becomes his path to senior partner and a whole lot of benefits.  
But then a walk home to his pricey townhouse brings him face-to-ears with a batshit-crazy little dog who just won’t leave him alone. So Finn takes the dog to the local veterinarian to find out how to get her back to her owners. 
Hello vet! 
Emerson “Em” Fairweather sure doesn’t match his stodgy name. Tall, platinum blond, and gorgeous, Em puts the pet in pet ownership. But Em has ugly secrets and Batshit dog is up to her ears in larceny. 
Suddenly Finn is the one who needs defending, and he’s faced with a choice between what he thought was important and a whole new batshit-crazy life.

Available to purchase at 

Part of the KU program

Parenting a Papillon? Or is It Vice Versa?

Hi. I’m so happy to be here to celebrate the release of PASSIONS OF A PAPILLON, my first brand new full-length novel to go directly into Kindle Unlimited. This story is about the love between a cool lawyer, a hot veterinarian – and a sassy dog. 
The inspiration for the book was my own dog Jolie, a papillon. Have you ever met a “butterfly dog” personally? They’re small (mine weighs 8.5 lbs.), have enormous ears that account for the name Papillon, which means butterfly in French, and are the smartest toy dog.
When we got Jolie, it was on a total whim. We went to a place to get a dog for my then 88-year-old father-in-law. Two hours later, we walked out with Jolie, who then weighed 4 lbs., tucked in my jacket, and my F-i-L never got a dog! LOL. When we got her home, never having planned to get a dog so no research had been done, she was VERY quiet. She was too little to walk yet, so one day shortly after I got her, I was walking and ran into a neighbor who had a male Papillon. I was asking her questions and happened to say, “It’s amazing how quiet she is.” The woman did a double take worthy of a cartoon. She looked at me like I was nuts. Shortly thereafter, Jolie started to feel at home and we found out why the lady laughed in my face. Papillons aren’t “yappy”. They have a big bark for a little dog and they are informative and territorial. They feel it’s their personal responsibility to inform you of every care, squirrel and butterfly that intrudes upon your home. If you yell at her, she looks at you as if you’re crazy. As one meme says, The inventor of the doorbell did not have a Papillon!

Release Blitz: Fade In (A Tales of Bryant Romance) by V.L. Locey

Length: 34,000 words approx.

Cover Reveal: Meredith Russell

Tales Of Bryant Series 

Book #1 - Tales of Bryant - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Book #2 - Nine Small Sips - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link


Will Devon and Caiden discover that their new love is a wrap after the filming ends?

Weddings, champagne, and slow dancing. It’s a lethal combination and one that has led film student Devon Maxwell into one awkward predicament. Brought in at the last minute to help his friends Isamu and Brian during their Bryant Park wedding, Devon was not prepared for Caiden Dell to sweep into his life. The spark of attraction between him and the hip film executive was instantaneous. That spark led them right into Caiden’s big bed for a night of pleasure that Devon will never be able to duplicate no matter how many takes life gives him.

To make things even more complicated, Caiden offers the recently vacated job of office intern to him. He’d be a fool to turn down an offer to work at Budgie in the Dell, the hottest LGBT film production company in the Big Apple. Looks as if Devon’s hopes of working in film are about to come true. He’s ready for days filled with tiring shoots, long hours, and irate actors. He just never dreamed his nights would overflow with passion, laughter, and whispers shared with a gorgeous, older lover.

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