Cat’s Meow ~The Secrets in My Scowl~A.E. Via~#winafire #mmromance

 

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Author A.E. Via

Title:  The Secrets in My Scowl

M/M GAY CONTEMPORARY / STANDALONE

Edited by: Tina Adamski

Cover Artist – Jay Aheer

PAGE COUNT – 312

 

Sparks ignite and tempers flare when a sexy, optimistic wedding planner moves his business in across the hall from a jilted, divorce lawyer’s practice.

“Look smart ass. This is the last time I’m going to remind you about breaking sections of the lease. If there’s a next time, I won’t stop until you and your frilly, white wedding shit is thrown out of here. Do you got it?!”
Wylde looked in Jacob’s pained eyes and answered in his deep voice. “Yeah, counselor. I got it.”

From high school, up until he became a successful attorney Jacob Snowden was convinced that love had it out for him. “Everyone left,” were the words he lived by. His mother, his high school sweetheart, his father, and his fiancé, all left Jacob just when he felt it was safe to let down his guard. Not any longer. Jacob was a determined man, set at keeping people at a distance. If his six foot one, military-made body didn’t scare people off, his permanent scowl surely did. At almost forty, Jacob’s social life was non-existent, but he told himself his work fulfilled him. He helped people get out of their loveless marriages. Jacob Snowden was one of the best divorce lawyers on the east coast and was damn proud of it. So, imagine his disdain when a wedding planner moves into the suite directly adjacent to his… an insanely masculine, male wedding planner.

Wylde Sterling had made quite a name for himself in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, working for a wedding planner that catered to the elite. He was known for his charm and impeccable taste. Yep, he was incredible at giving couples the wedding of their dreams. But he wanted nothing more than to plan his own. After striking out in love more times than he cared to admit, Wylde decided to start his own business in a new city, hoping Richmond would give him a fresh start. Things started out wonderfully – until he started to piss off the angry divorce attorney next door.

Wylde could see past Jacob’s mean scowl, knowing there was a reason for it. It was the man’s defense mechanism, his means of keeping people away. Everything in Wylde told him to stay away, but he believed Jacob just needed to meet a man who had been hurt as badly as he had.

 

This story ends in an HEA and does not end on a cliffhanger.

 

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Jacob had been left by everyone in his life, his mother, his best friend, his fiancé to be, and his father was an alcoholic. He joined the military when his college plans fell through and threw himself into his military career, his body, and his studies to become a lawyer.  He becomes a ruthless divorce attorney that rarely loses his case, no matter what it takes to win.

Wylde isn’t the stereotypical wedding planner. He is nearly as tall as Jacob and masculine. Wylde is good at his job and a good-hearted man who sees past the permanent scowl on Jacob’s face and intends to break through the hardness around the man’s heart.

The Secrets in My Scowl Is another knockout from AE Via! I fell in love with Jacob despite his being a royal Ass. Even though he was hateful, disrespectful and self-centered I couldn’t help but want to take him in my arms and soothe him. Wylde was even more loveable. A party planner that is everything but stereotypical.

There are lots of intriguing characters. The premise of the story is unique and engaging. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down.

If you like broken men, lawyers, wedding planners, May/December, and a charming story with HEA you will love this one.

 

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“Get the fuck off me.” Jacob squirmed.

“Not until you stop directing your anger at me.” His neighbor’s voice was rough but somehow comforting.

The fight left Jacob as quickly as it’d come. He was exhausted, he was in pain, and his chest still burned with disappointment. He couldn’t believe he was back in this predicament again… heartbroken. His chest deflated under his neighbor. “Just let me go.”

“No,” Square Jaw snapped, and bit the side of Jacob’s face.

“Augh! Motherfucker!” Jacob yelled, bucking his hips hard, trying to get the idiot off him.

“Calm down, Jacob,” the man panted, blowing his liquor-scented breath against Jacob’s neck. “Whatever that dick did to you… get over it. Because this isn’t you.” His neighbor bore down even harder and a gust of air left Jacob before he could bark an angry retort. “I fuck with you because you are who you are. You walk with a confidence I haven’t seen in a man in a long time. People move out of your way when they see you coming and it only makes you hold your head higher. I admire the hell out of that. That’s why I’m on top of you. This bullshit, this moping you’re doing… it isn’t you, so knock it the fuck off.”

“You don’t know me,” Jacob said with little fight.

“Oh, I know you, Snowden. I also know someone just hurt the fuck out of you. You left feeling like you were on top of the world and returned hours later like your world had just been conquered.” Jacob felt a rough palm on his cheek. “If he doesn’t want you, it’s his fucking loss.”

“I’m not looking for a replacement… ever. So, if you think it’s your lucky day, think again,” Jacob growled. No one had to worry about ever hurting him again, because he wouldn’t give them the chance. He felt the lock click into place over his heart the moment he finished the thought and it soothed him better than anything his neighbor had said.

“There’s that arrogance.” The man smiled victoriously.

Jacob didn’t feel it. He couldn’t feel anything.

“What happened?”

There was no way in hell he was spilling his guts to a stranger. “I’m not telling you shit, man.”

“The name’s Manning, just in case you were wondering. Patrick Manning.”

“I wasn’t wondering.”

“I think you need a better outlet for that anger, counselor.” Patrick dipped his head, but Jacob turned away. He squeezed his eyes shut as the pain hit him hard again. He’d thought he’d have his new fiancé on top of him tonight, not this prick. Jacob groaned heatedly when he felt a hard cock press into his thigh.

“Fucker,” he hissed quietly.

 

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Meet A.E.

A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children. Adrienne Via has tons of more stories to tell, but she really would like to hear yours. Via Star Wings Books is currently accepting submissions for established and aspiring LGBTQ authors.

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Endings and Beginnings~~K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

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Author Names: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Book Name: Endings and Beginnings

Series: Collars & Cuffs

Book: Eight

This is the final book in the series, which should be read from Beginning to End. 😉 (See what we did there?)

Release Date: July 18, 2016

Pages or Words: 121,429

Categories: Contemporary, BDSM, Fiction, M/M Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

 

In all his relationships, Darren Fielding never found the level of intimacy he witnessed between Thomas Williams and his sub, Peter, the day of Peter’s “rebirth.” Not only that, he never realized such intimacy was possible. For two years, Thomas’s business card has been burning a hole in his wallet. When Darren’s lover moves on, maybe it’s finally time to see where that card takes him.

Collars & Cuffs’s new barman, JJ Taylor, is really conflicted right now. He went to the club with a very specific purpose, already convinced of what he’d find there. Except it’s not what he expected at all. He certainly didn’t anticipate finding himself drawn to the new wannabe Dom. Nor could he have guessed the direction that attraction would lead him.

Old love, new love, vows, pain, rage, moving in, moving on…. The members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that touches some of them deeply, but it will only reinforce what they already know: together they are stronger, and some bonds cannot be broken.

 

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“Honey, I’m home.”

Alex laughed and came out of the kitchen to greet his husband. “We’ve talked about this, right? You do not walk into this apartment and talk to me like I’m the little wife.”

Leo kissed him soundly on the cheek. “Aw, but you’d look great in an apron, holding a glass of beer out for your weary, hard-working hubby.” He smirked. “And besides, no one in their right mind would call you little.”

Alex quirked his eyebrows. “One, you don’t drink beer, which is why there’s a glass of chilled chardonnay on the living room table, waiting for you. Two, excuse me—weary? Hard-working? You’ve been standing around in leather chaps and a harness, watching while guys do all manner of things to each other, which probably included a lot of fucking, because, hey, it’s Saturday night, right?”

Leo sighed happily. “What can I say? I love my job.”

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Leo Hart talks about a typical day in his life.

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“Alex worked a late shift last night. Apparently someone called off at the last minute, and Sev found himself in a bind. He went to Alex, because if I know one thing with certainty, it’s that my boy can’t say no when someone else is in trouble. By the time he got home, he went straight to bed, not even stopping for his shower. I went in to the bedroom and undressed him, then tucked him into bed.

I watched him sleep for a few minutes, and breathed a sigh of relief as I saw the stress melt away. Though he’d probably deny it, Alex was burning the candle at both ends. He worked full time at Severino’s, and picked up extra shifts when he could, then he volunteered at the youth center, working with Tony, our doorman. I told him he could only pick up twenty hours a week maximum, but he found ways to stretch it into thirty, and sometimes forty. How can I be upset with someone who mentors gay kids so they don’t have to go through the hurt he has?

My life has changed so much since I met Alex. He’s everything I could want in a sub and in a life partner. He’s funny, articulate, loving. I even enjoy his cheek when he sasses me. I wish I could do something for him. I want to tell him we have plenty of money if he wants to give up working at Sev’s, but that wouldn’t be fair to him. He’s got drive and determination. Alex is one of those people who needs to work at something to feel like he’s accomplishing it.

He turns over and puts his arm on my side of the bed. After a few pats, he wakes up and looks at me. “I’m so sorry, Leo. I’m knackered.”

I give him a smile, because that’s what he always brings to my face. “It’s fine, love. You rest, and I’ll come in later to check on you.”

The look he gives me tells me this isn’t the solution he wanted. He pats the bed again. “This side is cold, and I can’t sleep in a cold bed. I could use someone to warm me up.”

I think about teasing him, telling him I’ll call Scott and Peter so they can come in and make a puppy pile, but his look devastates me. My boy needs, and I can’t refuse him anything. I strip off my clothes, then slide into bed with him. He snuggles in close, putting his head on my chest.

“I can hear your heartbeat,” he whispers.

“That’s because you came into my life,” I reply. “Before you, I’m pretty sure it had stopped. You got it started again.”

He chuckles, then shifts even closer.

“I love you.”

I kiss the mop of curls on his head. “I love you, too.”

I’m not even sure if he’s heard me, since he’s already fallen back to sleep. I wrap an arm around him protectively. This man is my strength, my entire world. I once thought after I lost Gabe, I could never love anyone again. But this person who is holding me close showed me that love happens when we no longer expect it.

I think about the picture of Gabe in my desk drawer at the club. I haven’t taken it out but once or twice since I met Alex. I feel a twinge of regret, but it passes quickly. Gabe wouldn’t want me to be sad, and if he met Alex, he would be thrilled that I’ve moved ahead, while still remembering my past.

Maybe one day I can take Alex to the club and show him the photo. He’s matured so much since we met, and I think he might be ready for it. But then I realize I needn’t stir the pot. What we have now is almost perfect, and I couldn’t imagine changing it at all.

“Alex worked a late shift last night. Apparently, someone called off at the last minute, and Sev found himself in a bind. He went to Alex, because if I know one thing with certainty, it’s that my boy can’t say no when someone else is in trouble. By the time he got home, he went straight to bed, not even stopping for his shower. I went in to the bedroom and undressed him, then tucked him into bed.

I watched him sleep for a few minutes and breathed a sigh of relief as I saw the stress melt away. Though he’d probably deny it, Alex was burning the candle at both ends. He worked full time at Severino’s, and picked up extra shifts when he could, then he volunteered at the youth center, working with Tony, our doorman. I told him he could only pick up twenty hours a week maximum, but he found ways to stretch it into thirty, and sometimes forty. How can I be upset with someone who mentors gay kids so they don’t have to go through the hurt he has?

My life has changed so much since I met Alex. He’s everything I could want in a sub and in a life partner. He’s funny, articulate, loving. I even enjoy his cheek when he sasses me. I wish I could do something for him. I want to tell him we have plenty of money if he wants to give up working at Sev’s, but that wouldn’t be fair to him. He’s got drive and determination. Alex is one of those people who needs to work at something to feel like he’s accomplishing it.

He turns over and puts his arm on my side of the bed. After a few pats, he wakes up and looks at me. “I’m so sorry, Leo. I’m knackered.”

I give him a smile, because that’s what he always brings to my face. “It’s fine, love. You rest, and I’ll come in later to check on you.”

The look he gives me tells me this isn’t the solution he wanted. He pats the bed again. “This side is cold, and I can’t sleep in a cold bed. I could use someone to warm me up.”

I think about teasing him, telling him I’ll call Scott and Peter so they can come in and make a puppy pile, but his look devastates me. My boy needs, and I can’t refuse him anything. I strip off my clothes, then slide into bed with him. He snuggles in close, putting his head on my chest.

“I can hear your heartbeat,” he whispers.

“That’s because you came into my life,” I reply. “Before you, I’m pretty sure it had stopped. You got it started again.”

He chuckles, then shifts even closer.

“I love you.”

I kiss the mop of curls on his head. “I love you, too.”

I’m not even sure if he’s heard me, since he’s already fallen back to sleep. I wrap an arm around him protectively. This man is my strength, my entire world. I once thought after I lost Gabe, I could never love anyone again. But this person who is holding me close showed me that love happens when we no longer expect it.

I think about the picture of Gabe in my desk drawer at the club. I haven’t taken it out but once or twice since I met Alex. I feel a twinge of regret, but it passes quickly. Gabe wouldn’t want me to be sad, and if he met Alex, he would be thrilled that I’ve moved ahead, while still remembering my past.

Maybe one day I can take Alex to the club and show him the photo. He’s matured so much since we met, and I think he might be ready for it. But then I realize I needn’t stir the pot. What we have now is almost perfect, and I couldn’t imagine changing it at all. 

Meet K.C. Wells:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….

Where to find K.C. Wells:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld

Facebook Author Page:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/KCWells/223608907761521

Twitter: @K_C_Wells

Meet Parker Williams (or at least his voices):

 Good day! We are the voices that live inside Will’s head. The ones who whisper to him constantly, beckoning him to speak of our adventures, to tell of our love, and perhaps, if we’re in a mood, kill a person or two

We guide his hand as he tells our tales where love is the most powerful force, but must be worked for, molded, and finally, embraced. There can be no shortcuts or substitutions on the path to a happily ever after.

We hope you will join with us as Will fulfills his obligation to ensure our stories are told and, we hope, enjoyed.

 Where to find Parker Williams:

 Connect with Parker on: Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/parker.williams.75641

Or you can visit his website: www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com

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Cat’s Meow~~#Reviews That Purr~~Trainwreck by Michele Michael Rakes~~

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Michele Micheal “Mikey” Rakes, author of Trainwreck the series.

Hi Mikey, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

I’m a Pacific Northwest native who has been climbing trees to sit and read books since I was small. Love storytelling and had always dreamed of being an author…or an Egyptologist…and then a paleontologist. Archaeology was to be my dream job, but never quite made it there in this life. Perhaps in the next?

Trainwreck the series is about a guy who is beyond down on his luck. He’s a wreck, but he can’t even get killing himself right. A police detective, specifically an undercover narcotics officer who has been accused of stealing contraband, Vincent Sweetwater is forced to work homicide until the investigation is complete.

Meanwhile, his home life is in shambles. He lives with his estranged wife, but sleeps in his dead daughters bed so he can feel close to her…he can hear her voice at times, and can smell her on the sheets.

We meet him the night before his first day back to work and when the day comes, he’s confronted with a case involving a missing person found dead on a beach. Vince hates dead bodies and isn’t happy with his boss for sending him out on the case. A case which pulls Vince back into his former life. A secret life involving a gay man and his skills with a whip. To further compound things, Vince is punishing himself through his addiction to sex and masochism.

Books One and Two are out and I’m editing number three currently. The entire series is written, plus a sequel called Surviving Adam.

  • Talk to us about your characters in this book. What makes them unique?

Vincent Sweetwater is a masochistic sex addicted tough guy from a shitty background and all he wants is to either be dead or have his daughter back. Confronted with the fact he can’t be dead or have his daughter back, he tries to mend all the pieces of himself. His foster brother, Nick Sarafino, followed him into law enforcement, is his partner on the job. Nick helps to keep Vince sane. Mica Sweetwater, Vince’s wife and fellow foster child, just wants her husband back. She’s always known she wasn’t enough for Vince, but that has never mattered to Mica. They both struggle to move on after the death of their only child.

A mysterious man from Vince’s past, Gregory Dunne, cares about Vince, but for his own sanity he leaves the man alone. Until Vince show’s on doorstep and can no longer be ignored.

The serial killer Vince hunts, is also a man from his past, and Vince can’t quell the feelings the murder victims bring to a boil inside him.

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in getting your book from start to publish?

Well, Trainwreck was written in six months in 2010 and was 480k words. The time it took to edit and get comfortable with breaking it up, I wrote two short stories and two novels. Saving Kane and Fourth and Long were published with Loose Id. Two more novels are scheduled for that series, one of which is 80% complete.

So, I guess the surprising thing is there are folks who want to read my stories.

  • Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?

I’ve been to the one in Seattle. It was fun. I wasn’t a participant, but perhaps one of these days I will go a convention as a participant.

  • Would you like to be a full-time writer?

Oh hell yeah, but right now I’ve got bills to pay and mouths to feed. Ultimately, it would be a dream come true. There are so many stories chomping at the bit to get outta of my nugget, but my job is a demanding full time affair. Over- time is mandatory and my writing has to take a back seat.

  • Design the ultimate pizza.

I made the ultimate pizza this weekend. Homemade pizza dough with basil and spices mixed in, with a basil pesto/light marinara sauce, and 6 Italian cheese blend. The final topper is the mozzarella. I use a 50/50 mix of fresh mozzarella and low-moisture skim; makes a perfect cheese pizza. Then I topped it with fresh minced garlic, diced tomatoes, and purple onion.

 

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Hi y’all! Welcome back to Cat’s Meow~~Reviews that Purr. Today we have with us Michel Michael Rakes with Trainwreck. I chose this because I wanted something a bit out of my comfort zone. Something a bit grizzly and I do like a good mystery/ suspense from time to time. When I read this blurb I had to read the book.

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Author Name: Michele Micheal Rakes

Book Name: Trainwreck

Series: Trainwreck Book One

Publisher: Michele Micheal Rakes(January 25, 2016)

Cover Artist: Drai Bearwomyn

Cover Photography by Dan Skinner

Editing: Tina Adamski

Categories: BDSM, Bisexual, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly, Romance, Thriller

Pages or Words:  374 pages

Detective Sergeant Vincent Sweetwater hates dead bodies. That’s why he’s an undercover narc and not a homicide dick. So why is he standing on a sandy beach in California staring at a lifeless body—oh yeah, the suicide attempt. Lieutenant Hanson is making a statement. Something about life worth living. Shows what he knows.

As Vince examines the tortured body, he feels an empathy and déjà vu for the victim, her wounds are similar to scars he has only a vague memory receiving. An intense desire to find her killer fills his queasy belly as a dark game of cat and mouse begins.

The young woman’s death forces Vince back into a secret life dominated by sex, perversion, and sadomasochism. Estranged from his wife he still loves and longing for the man who possessed him once, Vince buries his torment deep inside meaningless sex.

*Warning: This book contains adult content and situations. NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

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A little more Trainwreck—I had three to pick from and I chose the most morbid.

The room fell silent and he turned back to the freezer. His hand hovered lovingly over the lid before he lifted it. “Hey, pretty. I know what to do with you now. You’re going to meet the son of an old friend.”

The girl had dead-fish eyes. Half-lidded, green once upon a time, they stared unseeing from a frost glittered corpse. Hair like sunburnt grass pricked her high cheekbones and full lips. He smoothed it back stiffly. The realization this would be the last time he felt her youthful body rushed through him like a phantom out of the dark. He was almost surprised at her lack of life.

On a shelf across the room was a black tarp, which he spread on the floor. With singular effort he struggled to get the partially frozen corpse from the freezer. She landed with a sick thud. The man apologized to her as though she were still living, stroking her stiff hair soothingly. He started to roll her in the black plastic, cocooning her in a final darkness, to be reborn from the chrysalis in the morning sunlight. Only then would Vincent Sweetwater come to know her and whom she represented.

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Meet the Michele Micheal Rakes:

Michele Micheal Rakes lives in a small town in the shadow of a big mountain and works as a surgical technologist assisting in the removal of tonsils and testicles. Three grown children, a one year old granddaughter named Thrasher, two psychotic Egyptian Mau’s, a husband with hair down to his knees, an Amazon for a wife, two Harley’s, and a ferret named Teeny Tiny Ferret Feet (husband insists her name Little Feet, we all know he’s wrong) life is gets pretty wild.

Note: Wife recently passed away from cancer and this book is dedicated in loving memory of Mary Louise Castleman. Love you babe!

Where to find the author:

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Blog: www.michelerakes.wordpress.com

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The Cat’s Meow ~~#Reviews that purrr~~6 day to get Lucky~~By LE Franks

Hi Y’all! We are still doing our Lucky in love month here on the Cat’s Meow. This week I have L.E. Franks sharing 6 days to Get Lucky and I am including a review for 6 days to Valentines since they do need read in order. Read on! LE has a special giveaway at the end!

I asked L.E. If she had any superstitions.

Thank you so much for including me, Cathy. In answer to your question, I only have one superstition: I have to hold someone’s hand on takeoff and landing when I’m traveling by plane. Funny I know. Like I’m going to prevent it from falling out of the sky or from running over the underpaid baggage handler on the tarmac. You never know, I always do and so far it’s worked.  Everyone who’s on the flight with me should thank me!

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Keep it green. – LE

6 days to luck

 

6 Days to Get Lucky

by LE Franks

Release date: 2 March 2016

Series: 6 Days / Loves a Holiday Book No. 2 (continuation of the story after 6 Days to Valentine)

Category: Gay Romance

Sub-Genre: Comedy, Contemporary, Holiday, Series

Number of words: 72,093

Number of Pages: 226

Heat level: 3

About the book:

Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.

All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

MY Review

In order to know who the characters are and how the relationship is like it is with Fatboy and Valentine you need to read 6 Days to Valentine:

I give it a 5 meow and 3 purrs(moderate heat)

Nick is a mixologist and basically a manwhore. He gets hs kicks in the back room, most of the time with his backup Juan. He realizes he wants more from life than backroom one-offs. His bouncer he calls Fat-boy because of his linebacker size keeps trying to hook him up with his cousin, but Nick has an idea to assure that Fatboy quit harassing him and also be his servant for a day. Nick had no idea how this could backfire on him.

I loved Nick, and this story introduces us to Nick, Fatboy, and several other characters. I felt it was a great heartfelt set-up leading to the next book.
6 days to Valentine is fast-paced, funny, sweet with some romance and leaves you wanting more.
*I was gifted a copy of this story for an honest review*

Review for 6-days to Lucky

5 meows 4 purrs( some explicit man-sex)

6 Das to Lucky is the sequel or next installment of 6 days to Valentine. We pick up with Nick still not having been having sex with Fatboy. He is frustrated both sexually and for the fact that Fatboy is hiding deep in the closet and he is out and proud. We meet many new characters in this book. It is longer with a lot of action and some new possibilities of interest for Nick. Will he wait for Fat boy to decide or will he go with one of the new options?
We get more Nick, more angst, more Fatboy and his angst and more storyline. I loved it. The story keeps you on your toes, has humor and nail-biting suspense and we get some hot man-sex.
I want more! More Nick and more Fatboy!!!Please!

I was gifted a copy for an honest review

A Little more 6 days to Get Lucky:

Reaching across the empty bed next to me, I rode out the last waves of my dream alone. I could still feel his phantom kiss on my lips and the sensation of a hand stroking along my thigh.

The rest of it was just a blur of emotions and sticky residue on my sheets—though I could guess at it without much effort. FatBoy Newman had been a specter haunting me at work so it was no great leap to assume he’d shouldered his way into my dreams as well.

In fact, he was at the root of my problem: I’d been having a hell of a dry spell.

Four weeks of near misses had done nothing but stoke my bad mood and turn my balls a lovely shade of indigo that matched my jeans…

Four weeks of dashed hopes…

Four weeks since the most romantic kiss of my life…

Four weeks of nothing.

Fuck the South and its mythology of the Southern Gentleman—if FatBoy Newman didn’t stop treating me like a delicate flower and throw me up against a wall soon, I was going to explode.

It was six days until St. Patrick’s Day, and FatBoy had until then to make his move, or I was moving on.

Where to Buy:

WIldeCity Press

Amazon

ARe

Kobo

B&N

 

Meet LE:

 

LE

LE Franks lives in the SF Bay area and writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark. Her books have hit the best-selling lists and she was a finalist for 2013 & 2014 Rainbow Awards. Her titles are available through her publishers at MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press and Wilde City Press and Pride Publishing and the usual ebook sellers.

You can Stalk-oops—follow LE online on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, twitter and Tumblr or by email at [email protected]. Her website is http://www.lefranks.com

 

One Lucky commenter will win a e-copy of 6 days to Valentines.  Nick is a Mixologist so in keeping with that tell LE and me your favorite mixed drink… doesn’t have to be alcoholic. I love Peach Tea!

On Tour with Crooked Tree Ranch by RJ Scott

Title: Crooked Tree Ranch
Series: Montana #1
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2015

When a cowboy meets the guy from the city, he can’t know how much things will change.
On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana. With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch.

Foreman and part owner of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill. His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow – he just isn’t prepared for how much.

“… This is a beautiful love story between two men, each with secrets they are afraid to reveal. …”

 review enticing journey

Crooked Tree Ranch is the opener book for the Montana Series. In this book we learn that Three families own the Ranch, The Allens, the Strachens and the Todd brothers. Marcus is an older depressed man with health and issues and depression. His main job is to manage the money and take care of bills. He has been slipping lately and the Ranch is in big hurt with a failing economy and bad management. The Strachens are silent partners leaving Marcus and the three younger Todd brothers. Marcus suggests now insists they hire a marketing manager to help them stay afloat.

Jay has just lost his boyfriend and job and after no luck in finding a new one he moves his sister and her family with him to Montana. Both him and his sister fall in love with the location, the ranch and Todd brothers.

I loved this story. There is quite a bit going on, and it is in two views but easy to follow.

The characters are all well-developed, and I loved them all.  I loved how Jay and Nate fought their attraction and how it was inevitable. The chemistry was perfect.

If you like market managers, creative men, rugged cowboys, new series, Montana, cute kids, sweet romance and some hot man-sex, this is for you

 
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 

 

“This series is a winner because of it’s cowboy theme – who can resist a gorgeous cowboy!” – Because Two Men Are Better Than One  

 

“I always enjoy cowboy stories and, as you would expect from RJ, this one is smoothly well-written and pulls you forward chapter by chapter.” Goodreads Reviewer
“This story pushed every button that makes me fall in love with a book.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“ This wonderful story reminded me of exactly why I fell in love with RJ Scott’s storytelling.” Goodreads Reviewer
At one point, when he was trying not to stare at the dancing, he spotted Liam across the room and they exchanged heated looks. Nate recalled the young guy bending over for him the last time he was here. Maybe he could get some more of that tonight. Maybe fucking Liam into the mattress would stop the irritating thought that he wanted to fuck Jay instead. Or that he wanted Jay to do the same thing to him.

 


 

Jeez.


 

Jay made it through three tracks of music, and when he made no sign of moving from his place alongside two men, Nate had to make a move. He sucked it up and joined the fray.

 

 

 

Nate was immediately swallowed into the crowd and instinctively began moving to the beat of the song as he walked closer. When he finally made it to Jay’s side, he patted him on the shoulder. Jay spun on his heel and Nate held out a hand to steady him.

 

 

 

“Cowboy!” Jay shouted over the music.

 

 

 

In a sinuous movement, Jay gripped one of Nate’s shoulders and shuffled closer so that very little separated them. The two men dancing with Jay drifted off to face other dancers, and suddenly it seemed like it was just Nate and Jay swaying to the music.

 

 

 

“You need to be careful!” Nate shouted close to his ear.

 

 

 

“Why?” Jay shouted back.

 

 

 

His breath smelled of beer and his body scent was a mix of the infuriating aftershave mingled with sweat and dust. Suddenly Jay became a four-course meal and Nate was very hungry.

 

 

 

“Keep your eyes open,” Nate warned.

 

 

 

As if to make that comment mean nothing, Jay deliberately closed his eyes and moved to the beat of the music. Somewhere along the line, Jay had lost his bottle of beer, or finished it, or whatever. He had both hands free, and he used them to steady himself by gripping hard to Nate’s shoulders. He had closed his eyes and was mouthing the words along with the song. Was he aware it was Nate holding him? He’d said “cowboy,” they’d spoken, but there were a lot of cowboys mixed in with the bikers and the other varied clientele.

 

 

 

“Open your eyes, Jay,” Nate shouted over the music.

 

 

 

Jay did as Nate had asked, and Nate was suddenly seeing brown eyes glazed with emotion. Then Jay smiled and closed his eyes again.

 

 

 

Instinctively Nate steadied Jay and that meant his hands rested on Jay’s hips. The feel of the man beneath his touch was intoxicating and Nate held hard. Jay fit into his arms perfectly: a little shorter, a little slimmer, just the right height, and his lips, damp with sweat or beer—Nate didn’t know—were what he zeroed in on. Jay swayed with the music. The move took them closer and fuck, Jay was hard. Nate gave in to the temptation and pressed them closer still until he was sure Jay could feel how hard he was as well.

 

 

 

All thoughts of impropriety or fears of rejection flew out the window. Nate was lost in the smile of pleasure that curved Jay’s damp lips. What would he taste like? Would Jay return the kiss? Would Jay push him away? How could he risk this? He eased his hold on Jay’s hips and slouched a little so that their groins aligned—suddenly they were frotting firmly and rhythmically to some Eminem mix. There was no way he could stop himself.

 

 

 

“Can I kiss you?” Nate said into Jay’s ear.

 

 

 

Jay smiled at him, but it wasn’t clear that he’d heard what Nate said. Hell, he should kiss Jay and stop all this delay in taking what he really wanted. Someone jostled him from behind and the movement threw him off his spiral of the pros and cons of denial. When the person who jostled them attempted to insinuate themselves between Nate and Jay, abruptly everything was clear.

 

 

 

“Fuck off,” Nate shouted clearly to the interloper, and in a quick move, he got his first taste of the sexy city boy. The press of his lips against Jay’s was intoxicating, and they kissed and swayed to the beat of the music. Their hard cocks pressed together and—finally—the kiss deepened. Jay let him in and Nate took every advantage. Fuck the fact Jay worked for the ranch, fuck that they had absolutely zero in common, forget that Jay had a degree and a life that would take him far away from Nate’s world sometime soon.

RJ Scott has been writing since age six when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and was told to write a story. Two sides of A4 about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born. She reads anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, her first real love will always be the world of romance. From billionaires, bodyguards and cowboys to SEALs, throwaways and veterinarians, she writes passionate stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.

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