The spotlight: Vic & Dan Coach’s Challenge VL Locey #sportromance

 

Before we get to the interview with Vic and Dan, I’d like to thank Cathy for being brave enough to have Victor over. Not everyone is willing to deal with his mouth, and for that I commend Cat highly. I did have a long talk with Mr. Kalinski before handing over the list of questions, and he promised to be nice. You can take that with a grain –or pound- of salt. Since Dan is riding shotgun I wager he’ll keep his husband in check.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I’ll now turn you over to Vic and Dan. *nervously chews fingernails*

 

Dan – “Okay, so we got like this huge list of questions. I’m going to just random pick ones.”

Vic- “Eenie-meenie works for me. It’s how I chose my date to the senior prom.”

Dan – “No, you did not.”

Vic – “Seriously, I did. There were two chicks vying for my attention. I kind of had my eye on this Skip dude on the baseball team, but he was straight, so I did an eenie-meenie between Diane and Sue.”

Dan – “Who won?”

Vic – “Rachel.”

Dan – “But I thought it was between Sue and Diane?”

Vic – *shrugs* – “The tiger never picked either of those two. Rachel was pushier, and easier.”

Dan- “Vic, man, stop with that stuff.”

Vic- “Oh, like no one out there knows a dude who went out with a girl in high school because she put out. Shit, give me a break. Back in those days, I’d have fucked anything breathing. And don’t say I’m still like that, babe. I’m totally into the monogamy now. I liked it so I put a ring on it.”

Dan – “Okay, so, since we already offended half the people reading this…”

Vic- “Might as well weed the weakest of the flock early.”

Dan – “I’m going to pick a few of the great questions Cathy sent us.”

Vic- “Cathy rocks. She loves me.”

Dan – “Uh-huh. Oh! This here’s a good one. What did you eat for breakfast and did you make it yourself.”

Vic- “I had Cream of Wheat because it’s colder than my therapist’s heart in Cayuga of late. Did I make it? Yes. Yes, I did.”

Dan – “Did you clean up after you slobbered Cream of Wheat all over the stove?”

Vic – “That wasn’t part of the question. I think you’re making shit up.”

Dan- “Scraping burnt on Cream of Wheat off the stove sucked.”

Vic- “I gave you a great blowjob for that display of domesticity.”

Dan – “Only after you made me tie an apron on.”

Vic – “Yeah, you in nothing but an apron turns me on. I’m getting half a hard-on just—”

Dan – “Okay, moving on. Do you put one sock on at a time, or one sock and one shoe?”

Vic – “Are these legitimate questions?”

Dan – “Yep, see.” *waves paper filled with questions under Vic’s nose*

Vic- “Huh. Okay. Well, I put one sock on at a time then my shoes. This sounds like something I’d hear in therapy. Like its some sort of demented test some headshrinker dreamed up to gauge how close a person is to committing assault with a winter squash upon an innocent bystander.”

Dan – “Oh this one is rich. Do you iron your clothes or do your own laundry? No, he does not do either. His fingers are too precious to touch an iron or washing machine knob.”

Vic – “I’m picking up some residual upset in your tone, my beloved.”

Dan – “Don’t never leave a mess on the stove like you did this morning. That sucked.”

Vic – “So did I, and damn well judging by how hard and fast you came while strangling that cute little green scrubber.”

Dan – “Yeah, well, don’t do it no more.”

Vic “I promise. So, anymore questions? Are we done?”

Dan – “No, not yet. Let me look them over. We know you’re married, we know you own your home, and we know you hire Lila’s boy to mow the grass. Oh, how about this one? Have you ever eaten a carrot right out of the ground?”

Vic – “They grow in the ground? We didn’t have much gardening or ground in Englewood, so I wasn’t aware.”

Dan – “Okay, now you know that about carrots. You watch them old Bugs Bunny cartoons all the time.”

Vic – “Well, they could have made that shit up. Them old cartoon dudes smoked a lot of the devil’s tobacco.”

Dan – “You’re in a mood.”

Vic – “Yeah I am. I told you I had like a five question patience limit and we’re already forty questions past that.”

Dan – “We did like four questions, maybe.”

Vic – “Feels like forty.”

Dan – “Just one more and then we’ll go home and watch South Park.”

Vic – “Cool. It’s the one where they kill Kenny.”

Dan – “They’re always killing Kenny. What’s your greatest fear?”

Vic – “Whoa. We jump from carrots and socks to greatest fear? What the fuck?”

Dan – “Soon as you answer it we’re out of here.”

Vic – “I’m not having fun now.”

Dan – “Vic, answer the question or we’ll be sitting here until you’re old and gray.”

Vic – *huffs and sighs and wriggles in his chair* “Losing you and Jack. There. The world knows. Can we go home now?”

Dan – “Hey, you know you ain’t never losing me. I love you like crazy.”

Vic – “Yeah, I know. Don’t mean I don’t fear doing something that slaughters that sainted patience of yours and you pack up and head north. Like the Cream of Wheat incident of 2018.”

Dan – “I don’t figure I’ll ever leave over Cream of Wheat. I’ll just bitch about it.”

Vic – “I like your bitching.”

Dan – “Must be, since you make me do it all the time.”

Vic – “Want to ditch this interview shit and go home? I’m thinking maybe I tie on the apron this time and you bend me over the dishwasher and smack my ass red with a spatula. Yeah, I see that gleam in them pretty blue eyes of yours. You’re all over that spatula spanking.”

Dan – “We got to quick say thanks to Cathy and tell the readers that Coach’s Challenge comes out tomorrow. Should we talk about the book a bit?”

Vic – “Nah. Let V.L. tack on the blurb and whatever links she wants and call it good.”

Dan- “Okay, I guess we can do that.” *tosses paper filled with questions into the air and jogs off to catch up with Vic*

 

Coach’s Challenge

Cayuga Cougars book 3

V.L. Locey

published by V. L. Locey Jan 10th

Blurb- Victor Kalinski and his husband, Dan Arou, are living the dream. Married for over a year now, the couple have settled into life in Cayuga surrounded by friends, family, and a team that’s poised to make another championship run. Each man is enjoying professional success as well as personal bliss. Who knew life in the suburbs with a spouse and a child could be so darn satisfying? Not Vic. K, that’s for sure.

The happy times are about to turn rough, though. The Cougars have picked up a new player, Sander March, a brash young center whose sass, skill, and attitude can rival Victor’s. When it’s revealed that this new player and Dan have history, tensions begin to rise between the newlyweds.

As Victor and Dan work on those issues, the one person Victor never thought he would meet arrives in the small New York hamlet and proceeds to flip everything in Vic’s life upside down. Can Victor and Dan’s marriage withstand what life is about to drop on it, or will the challenges be too much for them to handle?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Review 

Before you read this you do need to read the Point Shot Trilogy which is Dan and Victor’s story.
Coach’s Challenge brings us back to Vic and Dan after they’ve been happily married and fathers for nearly two years.
Everything is going great then Vic is thrown not one but two monkey wrenches into his life. one that shakes up his marriage the other he is brought face to face with the father that abandoned him. Hate isn’t a strong enough word for how Vic feels about his father and if you’ve read any of Victor’s stories you know how he deals with things and how he speaks his mind.
I am so glad we got another look into Vic and Dan’s lives and to see more of little Jack. The story lines are good, the book was page-turning, I didn’t want to put it down once I began. There is some serious scenes, hilarious ones and of course hot man-sex.
If you like hockey romance, the main character that is quite a butthead, cute kids and hot man-sex this is for you

 Meet V.L.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Dr. Who, Torchwood, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

 

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Other Books by V.L. Locey

Gone Writing Publishing M/F Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (To Love a Wildcat #1)

A Most Unlikely Countess (To Love a Wildcat #2)

O Captain! My Captain! (To Love a Wildcat #3)

Reality Check (To Love a Wildcat #4)

Language of Love (To Love a Wildcat #5)

Final Shifts (To Love a Wildcat #6)

Clean Sweep (Venom #1)

Twirly Girl (Venom #2)

Tape to Tape (Venom #3)

Angle Play (Venom #4)

Flow (Venom #5)

Roster Addition (A To Love a Wildcat novella)

 

Gone Writing Publishing LGBT Releases

Playmaker (An F/F Venom series novella)

Improper Fraction

Independent LGBTQ Releases

On Broadway (Part of the 2016-2017 Changing on the Fly M/M charity hockey anthology)

Holly & Hockey Boots (An M/M holiday hockey romance novella)

Point Shot Trilogy Boxed Set

Snap Shot—Cayuga Cougars #1

Changing Lines—Harrisburg Railers #1—Coauthored with RJ Scott

Open Net—Cayuga Cougars #2

First Season—Harrisburg Railers #2—Coauthored with RJ Scott

Rookie Moves (Part of the 2107/2018 Changing on the Fly M/M charity hockey anthology)

Deep Edge—Harrisburg Railers #3—Coauthored with RJ Scott

 

COMING SOON 2018

Coming 2/14/18… Poke Check – Harrisburg Railers #4 – Coauthored with RJ Scott

Coming 3/14/18…Blueline – Venom #6

Coming 4/18/18 – Life is a Stevie Wonder Song

Coming 5/15/18…Last Defense – Harrisburg Railers #5– Coauthored with RJ Scott

Coming 6/27/18…Overtime – Cayuga Cougars #4

Coming 8/8/18 – Lost in Indigo

Coming 10/24/18 – An Erie Collection

Coming 12/5/18… Holiday Novella – Railers &Eagles Crossover – Coauthored with RJ Scott


 

 

 

Improper Fraction by V.L. Locey #M/Mromance #newrelease #LGBTQ

Hi Ya’ll. It is finally fall! The temperatures are a little cooler here on most days. I will take 80’s over 90’s anyday. I asked V.L. Locey to tell us her top 10 reasons she loves Fall, then I will share her new release and my review.

 10 Reasons Why I Love Fall ~~V.L. Locey
1-Hockey is back!
2 – Cooler temperatures.
3- Hockey is back!
4 – The bugs are going back to the Hell from whence they came.
5- Hockey is back!
6 – Picking pumpkins and carving scary faces in them.
7 – Hockey is back!
8 – Kids dressed up in spooky costumes.
9 – Hockey is back!
10 – Leaves of scarlet and gold fluttering to the ground.
Now to share V.L.’s new release Improper Fraction.

Improper Fraction

V.L. Locey

Gone Writing Publishing

October 18 2017

Friend to Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance romance

 

O’Malley Ramsey, math aficionado, grew up next door to Garrison Rook, All-American athlete. While O’Malley dreamed of numbers and kissing Garrison, Garrison’s tastes ran to home runs and hot chicks.

During a family celebration the night before both young men were heading off for college, O’Malley joyously discovers that Garrison isn’t quite as straight as the star athlete had been pretending to be. Vows to return to each other quickly followed a few clumsy kisses in the old treehouse in the Rook’s backyard.

O’Malley came home to Garrison. Garrison never returned to O’Malley.

Four years later, the two ex-friends meet up at a summer camp where O’Malley is serving as a counselor. Garrison is desperate to make things right with his childhood friend, but can O’Malley, still nursing the pain and mistrust of Garrison’s betrayal, ever forgive or love Garrison again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MY REVIEW 

O’Malley and Garrison were friends since first grade. O’Malley came out in High school but Garrison is straight or at least O’Malley thought until the night before they were both leaving for college. A confession from Garrison along with hot kisses gropes and a promise to talk every day and be back at Christmas leads to lies and distrust.
Four years later at summer camp, they cross paths again Garrison wanting O’Malley to listen to him and another chance to make things right. Will O’Malley get over his hurt and give Garrison that chance?
This is a great story about love, things teenagers say, things happening and second chances. The characters are well developed. I love the love-hate thing between Garrison and O’Malley. I especially loved both O’Malley’s dad and the Rooks too. There is a bit of drama and I nearly cried close to the end.
If you like friends to enemies to lovers, second chances, hot baseball players, sexy mathematicians and some hot man-love you will love this book!

 A Little More Improper Fraction

Hand shielding my eyes, I watched as the Silverado stopped in front of Professor Belshaw’s wildly decorated cabin right beside Lake Amalie. The professor had gotten all her wind chimes hung that morning. Each one was a brilliant and some would say garish color. They clattered and clanged with each touch of a breeze off the lake. She had made them all out of silver soup spoons and old silver teapots. Then she had painted them to match her whims. Professor Belshaw had incredibly colorful whims so it seems.

 

When the passenger door opened, I felt a wide smile break free as I saw Emily Rook slide to the ground, her long brown hair pulled into a ponytail. I wasn’t familiar with the Silverado but had to assume that Mr. Rook had gotten a new ride. Since I hadn’t spent much time at home after graduation due to a graduation gift of a vacation in Palm Beach from my father, it was quite likely that he had. That old minivan he had owned had been creeping toward the junkyard for a couple of years. Emily spun in a circle and then found me standing in the gravel path. She waved frantically while jumping up and down. I did the same. Then Garrison Rook exited that massive blue Silverado. My arm crashed numbly to my side and all happy jumping died.

 

My first thought was “God above but he looks amazing!” which was quickly followed by “I think I may puke!” but I managed to hold down my lunch. Emily pointed in my direction. The sloppy joe from my midday meal rolled over in my stomach. Garrison’s dark eyes found and held me. He looked incredible. Even more handsome now that he had lost those final touches of boyhood. Garrison was all man now. Every single, athletic, heartbreaking, lying inch of him.

 

“Shit.” I groaned and swallowed. I was sure my sandwich and chips were going to come back up. Someone appeared beside me. I couldn’t rip my attention from Garrison as we stared at each other.

 

“Never eat the fried oysters.” Professor Belshaw barked with glee then drove a sharp elbow into my side. “Ah, I see the Rooks have arrived!” She waved them over. I felt like a hare that the hounds had just sighted. “O’Malley, if you don’t close your mouth one of these damn deer flies is going to zip right in and land on your tongue,” she said as she waved a hand at a pesky fly buzzing around our heads.

 

I forced my jaw to come up. Every step Garrison and Emily took made my pulse speed up. By the time the two Rook siblings stood in front of me, I felt woozy. Were my ears ringing or was that tinny noise just one of Belshaw’s wind chimes?

 

“Hello there.” Professor Belshaw grabbed one of Garrison’s large hands and pumped it. It took two of hers to cover one of his. He had strong hands. I clearly recalled how they had felt when he had run them over me that night in the treehouse. “It’s a real honor to have a Carolina Cutter in the camp!”

 

I glanced at Emily. She averted her gaze as the camp owner fawned over Garrison. Emily knew there was tension between her brother and me, but I had never revealed to her what kind of upset had occurred. Why should I tarnish Garrison in her eyes? No one but my father knew of how this man had shredded me into ticker tape and then tossed me into the wind.

 

“It’s a real pleasure to be here, Professor,” Garrison said. My skin prickled just hearing his voice. Was it deeper? It sounded it. His brown eyes never left me as he talked baseball with Professor Belshaw. I worked on keeping up with the conversation they were having but my mind kept drifting back. To better days, days when Garrison and I were the best of buddies riding our bikes through mud puddles, sleeping out in the treehouse during the summer, working on making a comic book that starred a baseball player who used math as his super weapon. Those memories assaulted me as I stood there staring at his hand clasped so tightly by Belshaw.

 

“Isn’t it exciting, O’Malley?” Hearing my name pulled me out of childhood remembrances. My gaze flew to her then to Garrison. He now had his hand back, which was good. Would it look bad if I slugged him in the face and then stormed off? Probably.

 

 

Meet V.L. Locey

 

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Dr. Who, Torchwood, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

 

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My blog- http://thoughtsfromayodelinggoatherder.blogspot.com/

 

Other Books by V.L. Locey

Gone Writing Publishing M/F Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat series)

O Captain! My Captain! (Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Reality Check (Book Four of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom series)

Twirly Girl (Book Two of the Venom series)

Tape to Tape (Book Three of the Venom series)

Roster Addition (A To Love a Wildcat novella)

Angle Play (Book Four of the Venom series)

Coming 11/1/17… Flow (Book Five of the Venom series)

Coming 3/14/18…Blueline (Book Six of the Venom Series) Improper Fraction

 

Gone Writing Publishing LGBTQ Releases

 

Playmaker (An F/F Venom series novella)

Improper Fraction

 

 

Independent LGBTQ Releases

 

Holly & Hockey Boots (An M/M holiday hockey romance novella)

Point Shot Trilogy

Snap Shot – Cayuga Cougars #1

Changing Lines – Harrisburg Railers #1 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

Open Net – Cayuga Cougars #2

First Season – Harrisburg Railers #2 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

Rookie Moves (Part of the 2107/2018 Changing on the Fly M/M charity hockey anthology)

Coming 12/1/17 … Deep Edge – Harrisburg Railers #3 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

 

2018

 

Coming 1/10/18…Coach’s Challenge – Cayuga Cougars #3

 Coming 2/14/18…Ryker – Owatanna Eagles #1 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

Coming 3/14/18…Blueline – Venom #6

Coming 5/15/18…Harrisburg Railers #4 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

Coming 6/27/18…Overtime – Cayuga Cougars #4

Coming 8/8/18… Owatanna Eagles #2 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

Coming 10/13/18…Harrisburg Railers #5 – Coauthored with Rj Scott

Coming 12/5/18… Holiday Novella – Railers &Eagles Crossover – Coauthored with Rj Scott

 

 

 

 

Prophesy~ Alpha King by A.E. Via #vampires #shifters #giveaway

PROPHESY

by A.E. Via
The King & Alpha, #1
Publication Date: September 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, M/M, Romance, Paranormal

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SYNOPSIS:

An Enemies to Lovers
Shifter, Vampire True Mates story.

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age thirty-three, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice, himself is sometimes able to control.

“His wolf howled long and hard but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls and the determined pacing inside him was overtaking him. All the while… his mate kept calling.”

Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.

Chadwick ‘Wick’ Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over two-hundred years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.

“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.

This story DOES NOT contain/mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has an HEA.

Warning: This book is MM paranormal: If you DO NOT like hot, alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their mates, this may not be your read.

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MY REVIEW

4 Meows and 5 purrs

Cover love: This cover is sexy and I can see both Justice and Wick perfectly.

. I love A.E. Via andVampires and Shifters. So I was thrilled to get a chance for all three rolled up in one. I am going to do this a little different. There are some great characters in this book beginning with Justice, the Alpha Zenith of all wolf-shifters.

 

Then we have Wick the vampire king.

 

They are brought together when the wolves and vampires begin fighting and kill an innocent police officer. They find out that they are not only mates but true mates.

Together they have to find out who is behind the uprising and why while dealing with two Alphas becoming mates.

This story is so good. not only did I love the characters but the plot was intriguing and of course the sex was smokin hot. I have been looking for a shifter or Vampire book that is out of the norm and finally, I get both in one.

This is the first of a series so there is a lot of backstory and buildup for each character. I felt this could have been cut down a bit and the would have like to have seen more of the actual action of the plot instead of it being told how things ended up. . However saying this I loved the romance and cannot wait to see the other stories in this series.

If you like shifters, vampires, enemies to lovers, true mates and some hot man-sex you will like this one.

ABOUT A.E. VIA

A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for four years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of LGBTQ Romance for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.

A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Stories that often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring with different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for MM romance and has tons of more hot stories to tell.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.

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Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby. 

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.


The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?


Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s. 


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My Review

Overall  5 meows
Performance 5 meows
Story 5 meows

Beau is many things. sexy, a Bar owner a lawyer and advocate to LGBT centers and runaway youth. He is also lonely and has a secret that keeps from finding comfort in another man.

William is a big man that men think he always wants to so he never gets fulfilled in relationships. He took a liking to Beau at first sight and is bound to get what he wants.But can he handle Beau’s secret?

This is a beautiful story with lots of angst.It is also a story of men making new friends as Beau meets Micah and Gabe and the others at the studio.It’s a story of community and family because these guys stick together better than most families. There is a lot of love and a few sad places as well.
This is one of my favorite in this series as it really tugs at the heartstrings.
I read the book which is awesome but I recommend the Audio.
Joel Leslie brings such great voices to the characters, the tempo is perfect inflictions perfect he just makes a good thing so much better.

 

 

“image courtesy of Kathy Mac of MM Book Escape”

 

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia;
TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now
calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or
ticking away on her next novel. 



Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and
decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is
passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people,
Love is Love!



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Listen to the other books in the series

 Gay for Pay – Book 1 –  Audible 
Fame and Fortune – Book 2 – Audible
 
How to Deal – Book 3 – Audible


Dare to Hope – Book 4 – Audible
 
 
 
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Cat’s Meow~~Survival Game by Susan Mac Nicol #LGBT #giveaway

Let’s give a warm welcome to Susan Mac Nicol and her opinion on having online friends.

I want to talk a little bit about virtual friendships and making friends via social networks. Yep, those ones you make on Facebook and other social networking sites. Now some people have questioned the use of the word ‘friend’. They say, ‘How can someone you’ve never met be your ‘friend’, someone you only know over the ether waves and even then, you have no idea who they really are.  Man, woman, pervert, paedophile, priest, business man, serial killer—true, you have no idea who they really are. A lot of them you have no idea of their gender, and the number of nom de plumes abound. There are super heroes, book characters, film-stars and even cartoon characters.

The word friend is defined in the dictionary as ‘a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.’ It’s a very broad and sweeping definition and in my mind, it certainly applies to those people with whom we strike up a relationship over the social airwaves. I talk to people every day who I consider friends. People who share their stories and their lives with me, their ups and downs, their successes and failures, their daily strife and their dreams and aspirations. I have people I know in ‘real life’ who are not as good as friends as these others.  I have people who know me personally and face to face yet have never bought or read any of my books and aren’t really interested in what I do because it’s out of their comfort zone.

And then I have people who private message me, sending me personal voice messages of support and whenever I’m down, seem to pick up on it and let me know they are thinking of me.

Personally, I have made some of the best friends ever via Twitter and Facebook. People who are now face to face friends and where the relationship has developed to such an extent that it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I have wonderful fellow authors who give me advice on areas they are more expert in and others, professionals in their field, who do the same and give up their time to make a meaningful contribution to something I’ve written. I have fellow authors who give me their time and knowledge and expertise and counsel to try and make me a better and more marketable writer despite the fact they have their own books to promote and their own businesses and lives to live.

So the next time someone face to face says’ You and your stupid Facebook and Twitter friends, why don’t you get a proper life’, just look them in the eye, and say ‘Have you read my books, the ones I slave over? Have you helped me out recently when I was feeling down, sent me a funny message to cheer me up? Have you heard my tales of woe and actually listened instead of telling me all yours?”

If the answer is No, then don’t feel guilty for having this world of virtual friendships. Whatever keeps you going and happy, it’s worth it if it means something to you.

Thank you, Susan, for this lovely insight and I want to say thank you for being my friend even if we live countries apart!

Now for what we have all been waiting for! Book Nine in the Men of London series!

Survival Game

Men of London Book 9

by Susan Mac Nicol

Genre: M/M Romance

HANDLE…

Kyle Tripper has led an interesting life. Currently the manager of
London’s famous Club Delish, he used to be a croupier extraordinaire
in Las Vegas. But not everything in that life was so glamorous; his
ex was a piece of work. Now gun-shy, Kyle hopes there is someone
special out there for him, and secretly wishes it’s luscious
paramedic, Eric Kirby.
WITH CARE
Every day Eric Kirby goes through the motions. Yeah, he saves lives, and,
sure, he makes a difference, but he doesn’t feel it anymore – not
since he lost his one true. But, when he meets wild, flamboyant Kyle
Tripper and learns there’s a skittish, apprehensive man beneath the
bold façade, the best of Eric’s protective nature kicks in and opens
his heart to a new love.
How about a little more?

EXCERPT #2: (more Pg friendly)

 

Around ten that night, Eric walked into Club Delish to find it in full swing. He grinned wryly. Life carried on regardless of the owner being in hospital.

 

Determined to find Kyle, Eric manoeuvred through the writhing throng of half-naked, sweaty bodies, pouting drag queens, and men in various stages of grinding and sex play on the dance floor. He had a feeling he knew where to look.

 

Sure enough, Kyle was in Ryan’s office, standing with arms folded across his chest as he stared out of the large observation window down at the mass below. Eric couldn’t help but notice the strain of Kyle’s shirt across his shoulders, sleeves rolled up the elbows. His pert arse filled out his well-fitting trousers, one foot tapping to the faint strains of the music floating up from below. His hair colour had changed once again since Eric had seen him last. It was still a deep dark purple but now featured lilac streaks at the tips, and artful splashes that looked casually painted in.

 

Eric knocked and cleared his throat, announcing himself, knowing Kyle was skittish. Startling the man was the last thing he wanted.

 

“Kyle?” He waited as Kyle turned swiftly and a look of relief passed over his face when he saw it was Eric.

 

“Hi. What are you doing here?” Kyle moved away from the window and smiled softly. “Can’t keep away, huh?”

 

Eric walked into the room and laid his jacket on the chair. “I wanted to see how you were doing. And find out if there was any news about Ryan. I imagine things have been a little chaotic here today.”

 

Kyle waved a black fingernail-tipped hand. He had long fingers, and Eric had seen their dexterity first-hand when Kyle had done his card tricks. A fleeting flash of lust passed through Eric as he wondered what those fingers would feel like milking his cock.

 

 

                                                              MY Review 

Survival Game

Men of London Book 9

Susan Mac Nicol

 

Cover Love: I think the cover is delish, but the title being bold helped bring it together.
Susan Mac Nicols is an auto-buy author for me and I love the Men of London series. This one has a lot of Ryan and Mango from book 8 plus a few cameos from the other books, but the book stands alone nicely.
Survival Game is Kyle and Eric. Kyle’s ex was abusive and left him fearful and broken. he keeps his identity hidden hoping that he won’t come after him. he is careful of dating since he doesn’t want to get hurt again, both physically and emotionally.

Eric has a secret from his past as well. He lost the love of his life but something about Kyle touches him the more he talks to him and goes out with him, the more he wants to be with him.

I love this series and each book I say I love the main characters more. I have to admit the same here. Both Eric and Kyle touched my heart. I love character-driven stories and this one is amazing. Kyle, even though he has issues, is cocky, to the point goes for what he wants.
Eric is a sexy paramedic and more laid back than Kyle so the two fit perfectly. Eric’s job adds some action and tension to the story and Kyles card tricks add some fun, His best friend that visits adds a touch of humor and lightness.
If you are looking for a fun, fresh story, like sexy paramedics, hot croupiers, and club managers, drag queens, and some hot man-sex you will love this book
I highly recommend it.

 

And because this made me cry…

Sue writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary gay romance stories, some
suspenseful, some gritty and dark, and others just plain ahhhh….


Lover of angst and conflict, she enjoys putting her characters through the
emotional wringer and bringing them out the other side with an HEA or
at the very least, a HFN.
Sue is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and also of the
Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She’s also Editor in
Chief at http://www.divinemagazine.biz, an online LGBTQ e-zine, and
she’s a Charity Board trustee at http://www.beingmecampaign.com in
London.
She’s passionate about research for her books and has stayed in a circus,
taken lessons from a blind person on how it feels to be non-sighted,
and travelled to a lighthouse with maintenance crew to see first-hand
what it’s like inside. She’s also written a screen play with
Hollywood actor and heart-throb Nicholas Downs, with a view to taking
her latest release, Sight Unseen, to the big screen.
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