Cat’s Week in Review #amreading #amlistening #amwatching

Hi, everyone. This is a new thing I am trying. I hope you like my play on words!  I’ve changed from Fridays to Saturday.

I will tell you a little about each book or audio and link you to my Goodreads link for the full review. At Goodreads, you can usually get the buy links by clicking on the get a copy, and it will pop up a list. I will also tell you who the publisher is that way you can always go there to buy as well.

You can also find these reviews at TTC Books and More where she has fun giveaways and prizes each month too, so go leave a comment on the reviews! To find each review just search the title and author of the book. Some of them have a blog tour as well with extra giveaways!

Books

Painted On my Heart Kindle Alexander Self-published 

Painted on My Heart is on my favorites for 2017, and Kellus and Arik on my favorite couples list.

I loved all the characters and the plot of the story.  Painted On my Heart also deals with HIV.

You can read my review on Goodreads

 

Service with a Smirk by Ariel Tachna  Dreamspinner Press

200 pages contemporary

4 meows 2 purrs

I like this book on many levels. First of all The May.December (older man?Younger man) trope is one of my all time favorites.  I also love broken men and Pascal is so sad. I rooted for him to find love again. I liked that they did not rush into anything and that each man at one time or other tried to move the relationship on. I also liked that Mathias, even though he was small and twinkish was unyielding, probably the stronger of the two. And the kicker was the writer ladies that were friends of Pascals.  Not to forget I love picturesque settings, and this is in Canada with a very French feeling.

Goodreads 

 Audio

PatchWork Paradise Indra Vaughn Craig  Beck Riptide Publishing Audible 

5 Meows 2 purrs

M/M Contemporary

Patchwork Paradise is such a sad but sweet story.  I cried so much, not all sad. There is twist after twist all the way to the end. It is definitely not predictable! I loved when Oliver changed Thomas baby first diaper. I loved Craig’s cooing voice when he did all the baby talk.

or the first sex scene with Thomas and Oliver. It was all really hot…then the baby cried. I loved it when Oliver told Thomas to go get the baby, he was going to get ice packs for his blue balls.

My Goodreads review   

Movie

We watched Deep Water Horizon this week.

4 Meows

It was Ok. There was a lot of action and seeing something based on reality was interesting. Mark Wahlberg starring in it didn’t hurt LOL

I hope you enjoyed my week in review. I hope you find some good books to read an audio or movie. If you had a favorite this week, you would like to share a post in comments. I am always looking for good entertainment! See ya Next week!

 

 

Cat’s week in Review~~ #amreading #amlistening #amwatching

Hi everyone. This is a new thing I am trying. I hope you like my play on words!

I will tell you a little about each book or audio and link you to my Goodreads link for the full review. At Goodreads, you can usually get the buy links by clicking on the get a copy and it will pop up a list. I will also tell you who the publisher is that way you can always go there to buy as well.

You can also find these reviews at TTC Books and More where she has fun giveaways and prizes each month too, so go leave a comment on the reviews! To find each review just search the title and author of the book. Some of them have a blog tour as well with extra giveaways!

Books

Love’s Tethered Heart by C. L. Etta  Dreamspinner Press

 M/M contemporary  5 Meows  1 Purr

This is a bittersweet story. It is about a man (Mico) that barely survived a gay bashing. He is hooked up to a ventilator, feeding tube and catheter. It is also a story of a family sticking together and caring for the man instead of putting him in a skilled care facility.  Danny is a journalist that finds love in a very unlikely place.

I gave it one purr because though it’s not sexual there is a very sensual scene.

I applaud for dealing with such a sensitive story and making it so beautiful and romantic. Though someone is disabled, they are still very human and have needs. BRAVO!

You can see my full review at  Goodreads.  

 

A Coal Miner’s son T A Chase Published by Dreamspinner Press

M/M Contemporary

4 Meows.

T A Chase s one of my auto-buy authors. I love the realistic characters.

In A Coal Miner’s son, James is a wealthy coal mine owner and Cai is a mine worker.  It’s an awesome, rich/ man poor man story.

My  Goodreads  review 

 

Block and Strike  Kelly Jensen  Published by Dreamspinner Press  M/M Contemporary 

 4 meows  2 Purrs

I have only read a couple Kelly Jensen books, but she is heading right up there on my auto-buy too.  This story does have some violence and is very angsty , But I absolutely loved it.

Max is found on Jake’s doorway beaten almost to death. Jake takes him to the hospital. Jake has his secrets as well.  Block and strike is a lovely story of coming out, life and learning to trust and love.

My Goodreads review  

 

The Applicant by Aidee Ladner Dreamspinner Press 

MM Time Travel, Sci-FI

 3 Meows  2 Purrs

This one is a short story about time travel. Not usually my cup of tea but it was cute. There is a robot bear that makes it all worth reading. It is a setup  I think for a series and I am intrigued.

My Goodreads review  

Audio

Smoke and Mirrors by Charlie Cochet  Thirds book 7  narrated by Mark Westfield  10 hrs  42 minutes Audible 

M/M, Genres Mystery/Suspense / Science Fiction / Urban Fantasy / Werewolves/Shapeshifters

This is book 7 of the series and the best yet. That’s saying a lot as each book was fantastic. If you’re looking for an excellent series whether to read or listen to I highly recommend this.

Smoke and Mirrors does start where the last story ended with Dex being kidnapped and tortured. There are many emotional moments in this story. I laughed and cried more in this than the others and again that’s saying a lot. There are many shocking twists, several tear-jerking moments, of course, lots fo hot man-sex and wow what an ending.

You can read my full review at

Goodreads 

Since the series is awesome and you do need to read in order,  you can buy the complete series

Thirds https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYZH1HN/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

 

Waiting for the Flood  Alexis Hall Narrated by Alexander Doddy  2 hrs 49 minutes Riptide Publishing. Audible

 MM Standalone (Spires Universe) contemporary (kisses and touches no sex)  104 pages

Waiting for the flood is very poetic, and a short sweet romance. The narration made the book in my opinion. I could listen to Alexander Doddy all day. 

You can read my full review at Goodreads 

 

Redesigning Max Pat Henshaw Narrated by David Ross Dreamspinner Press Audible

Overall 4  Performance 5  story 4

MM/ Contemporary

Freddy is an award-winning designer. He is surprised when Max a sexy, lumberjack type guy hires him to design his cabin in the woods. Max finds Freddy intriguing and they become friends and lovers.

My Goodreads Review  

 

The BlueBerry Boys by Vanessa North Tobias Silversmith Riptide Publishing Audible

4 story 4 performance 4 overall

M/M Contemporary

Blueberry Boys is a short and sweet romance. It is about a country boy who is closeted and an out and proud city boy.

There is a scene with the sweetest love letter from Conner to Jed that brought tears to my eyes.

Goodreads review

 

TV

 Friday night (Dec 30) we watched Vikings. All his Angels.  Originally aired 12/28.

I hate to give such a violent story 5 meows, but I have to.  What Radnor’s courage and strength to all the kings did to him was astounding. I think this was probably aired originally earlier in the week we DVR tv shows a lot to get out of the commercials.

Movies TV

 Traded

4 Meows 

This was a western. It was splendid but very violent. A cowboy’s son died from a snakebite and him nd his wife got into a fight causing the 17-year-old daughter to run away. She is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. The father goes to hell and back to rescue her.  Kris Kristofferson had a small part. It also stars Trace Adkins and Michael Pare

Amazon

Youtube   

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my week in review. I hope you find some good books to read an audio or movie. If you had a favorite this week, you would like to share, post in comments. I am always looking for good entertainment! See ya Next week!

Cat’s Meow~~Rockin It with Morticia Knight

 

Bryan and Aubrey’s story continues in Rockin’ it Forever

Can the touch of a rock god last forever?

 

Music journalist Bryan Gallagher’s life has completely changed in an unexpected way. Not only has he snagged a dream assignment as the memoirist to alternative music’s rock superstar Aubrey King, but he’s also promised to give the beautiful and enigmatic musician a chance for them to forge a relationship. It’s all very overwhelming for Bryan since, up until he spent a sexually charged day and night with Aubrey, Bryan has never even dreamed of being with a man.
Aubrey is completely smitten with the boyishly handsome, young rock writer, Bryan. After their instant spark grows into something more, Aubrey is desperate to keep Bryan by his side for always. He’s promised Bryan that their love is for real, that Bryan isn’t simply one of his rock star conquests.
Their road isn’t an easy one, though. Despite their deepening bond and growing need for each other, other factors intrude. Neither Aubrey nor Bryan is ready to come out, and their relationship needs to remain a carefully guarded secret. In addition, Aubrey has to answer to the demands of his profession and Bryan has to traverse the shifting waters between his personal and business relationship with his famous lover.
Then a secret is revealed and everything in their joint world implodes. When a love is so strong that two men can barely take a breath without thinking of the other, will that be enough to bridge the loss of trust? The only way they can rock their love forever is if Aubrey can reach Bryan before it’s too late.
Buy links: Amazon | Pride Publishing

Early response to Rockin’ it Forever…
 
“This book has it all: rocker musicians, incredible sexual chemistry, struggles with being in the closet, doubts regarding the relationship, intense feelings, and the amazing HEA with a forever kind of love.”

 

Excerpt from Rockin’ it Forever…
 
Aubrey Fucking King.
Bryan hid what he was certain would be a goofy grin behind his fingers. He didn’t need the older woman in the seat next to him on the plane to think he’d lost his entire mind. But the mutual masturbation with Aubrey in the shower that morning was emblazoned in his memory. Their inability to keep their hands off each other had left Bryan with precious little time to get to his hotel, grab his things then make it to the airport without missing his flight. Being trapped on the airplane for his journey from the west to the east coast was the first chance he’d had to relax and dwell on the previous couple of days filled with utter craziness. However, his immediate thoughts had landed on the visual of their slickened cocks rubbing together.
It was difficult to decide which event had him more thrilled, confused, elated, freaked out or stunned—that he’d had sex with his rock star idol or that he’d had sex with a man. He shook his head, unable to help himself.
“I’m sorry, but it’s inflight rules.”
Bryan jerked his chin up. “Huh?”
The flight attendant pointed at his laptop. “I said, you need to stow that for takeoff.”
“Oh! Sorry, I…uh, of course.”
His cheeks heated as if the pretty blonde attendant had any idea what sort of filthy thoughts had been drifting through his mind. She was the sort of woman he’d always been drawn to—confident, attractive, feminine. Another thought tried to wriggle its way into his ponderings, but he preferred putting it off for the time being. Everything had been so heated, so urgent between him and Aubrey—it had barely allowed him a moment to process the emerging lust and connection they now shared.
That was all real, right?
He idly played with the collar of his long-sleeved cotton shirt that was made up of a block plaid pattern in varying shades of blues and greens. Aubrey had commented on the colors, had said he liked the way Bryan’s lighter hair and deep blue eyes contrasted with them. Bryan allowed his fingers to travel under the fabric, to run across his clavicle. He couldn’t feel it—feel them—but he knew they were there. The marks Aubrey had sucked up on his skin. Then there’d been the rather prominent one Aubrey had asked Bryan to put on him so that everyone would know that Bryan was the one to whom Aubrey belonged.
It was silly, really, but it’d also been very sweet. People might surmise that Aubrey had been with someone, but they would have no idea it was rock journalist Bryan Gallagher. Bryan attempted to tamp down yet another unsettling thought and realized he was going to run out of space to hide from everything in his mind in an awfully short time.
No one will know because Aubrey won’t tell anyone he was with a man. But then again, neither will I.
 


 



 
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.


When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.



 

 

This is a tour wide giveaway for a gift basket worthy of a Rock God!

Rockin’ it Forever Grand Prize giveaway:

A Rockin’ Gift Basket including: Signed paperback copy of Rockin’ it Forever, 
Skull Candy ear buds, a $30 Spotify gift card, a Falling in Stereo Concert T-shirt 
(made to order for your size), a music speaks necklace, Mosh Potatoes – a rock 
‘n’ roll cookbook and a Rockin’ it Forever canvas messenger bag.
 
2 nd prize: Signed paperback of Rockin’ it Forever, $10 iTunes gift card and Falling
in Stereo concert T-shirt.
 
3 rd prize: Signed rack card, Morticia Knight pen, 2017 calendar magnet.

 

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June 14th

La Quette – Spotlight only

Two Chicks Obsessed withBooks and Eye Candy – Review w/Q&A part 1

3 Chicks After Dark
Spotlight only w/Excerpt

 

June 15th

Bike Book Reviews – Review
w/Spotlight

Molly Lolly – Spotlight
only

 

June 16th

Gay Book Reviews – Review
w/Spotlight

 

June 17th

Divine Magazine
Spotlight w/Character Bio Bryan

 

June 18th

MM Book Escape – Spotlight
only

Foxylutely – Review
w/Exclusive Excerpt 4

 

June 19th

LE Franks – Spotlight w/LE’s
quirky Author Q&A

 

June 20th

The Novel Approach
Spotlight only w/Character Bio Aubrey

 

June 21st

Purple Rose Teahouse
Spotlight only w/Exclusive Excerpt 3

V’s Reads – Review w/PG 13
Excerpt

 

 

June 22nd

Wicked Fairy Tales andReviews – Review w/Excerpt

 

June 23rd

Happily Ever Chapter –
Spotlight only w/Excerpt

Cathy Brockman – Review
w/Playlist

 

June 24th

Jessie G Books – Review
w/Author top 10 favorite rock bands

GGR – Spotlight

 

June 25th

TTC Books and more
Review w/Dream Cast

 

June 26th

The O’Raven Chronicles
Spotlight only

 

June 27th

Love Bytes – The Making of
a Fictional Rock Star

 

June 28th

AE Via – Spotlight
w/Q&A part 2

 

June 29th

MM Good Book Reviews
Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 2

Prism Book Alliance
Spotlight only w/Q&A part 3

 

June 30th

Bayou Book Junkie – Review
w/Exclusive Excerpt 1

 AO Chicka  Books –
Review w/Excerpt


 
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#listenwithme~~Gay for Pay Audiobook by T.M. Smith~Behind the scenes and a Giveaway

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I have recently found a new way to feed my book obsession. Now I can read hands-free. Well maybe not read but listen. I still get more books.  I can be read to while I workout or do housework making these chores much more fun.  This week’s tour is an audio tour with my wonderful friend TM Smith. I have read her All Cocks books now I have the opportunity to listen as well. Dont forget to read on. There are some hot teasers and a giveaway!

I even got TM to take us behind the scenes

Behind the scenes, Gay for Pay.

I wanted to elaborate on the story behind this story. Gay for Pay is the first book in the All Cocks stories. The idea unfolded inside my chaotic head after several conversations I had with a couple of gay porn stars at GRL in Chicago. I had the pleasure of meeting two Randy Blue phenoms, Jordan Levine and Caleb Strong. One night we were having drinks at the Speakeasy and somehow we wound up on the subject of gay for pay. You see, I’ve never been a believer of the term. In my opinion, if you are a man and you let another man fuck you or suck you or vice versa, anything physical that involves two men, you are at the very least bi-sexual. Well, Jordan and Caleb set me straight on that assumption real quick.

Jordan is a straight gay for pay guy while Caleb is bi-sexual, I asked how can you be straight and fuck other men? I don’t understand, please help me understand. And he did just that. Our conversations play out on paper in the book, and I think once you read the book you’ll be able to pick out things that Jordan told me about his struggles working in the industry. And I have to say that both these guys were super friendly, outgoing and just a joy to hang out with. Caleb plays a mean hand of poker!

What I did for the backdrop of the story, this world I’m creating with this series, was tied in my fascination with online gay porn. I’m addicted I tell you, I need a twelve step program. I’m especially drawn to the Cockyboys family. I follow several of the models as well as the matriarch of the famdamily, Jake Jaxson, on social media. They just exude this vibe of family, and I love that aspect to their site in particular. So what I did was created my own sort of mock gay porn site and family, the All Cocks stories. While their jobs are creating these sexually charged videos, at the end of the day, it’s all about family. I hope that is what you take with you when you finish the book.

 

 


 

 

Hello everybody and welcome to the Gay for Pay Audio book tour! 
Each day there will be one or two stops for Reviews, Spotlights, Exclusive content, Teasers and Excerpts plus a giveaway. I hope you will follow the tour each day, and leave a comment on the different blogs that have signed up to participate, we love comments! 

 

Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future: captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama, his high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at Club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right? Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks’ newest addition, a gay for pay porn star.
Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bisexual gay porn star, will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility-charged industry. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it’s his inability to trust. What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks’ newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six-foot-two with auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes.
Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bisexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from?
©2015 TM Smith (P)2016 TM Smith
Buy links: Amazon US | Audible 
 
myreview

5 meows

: Chris has lost a lot in his young life. He has no job, no prospects and the money he inherited from his grandfather is almost gone. He doesn’t want to crash on his best friend’s couch forever. He goes into club Berlin, meets Kolton and makes yet another gay friend. While there he finds a flyer on the wall that advertises for gay porn models and states they take gay for pay models as well.  Once he meets Vicor, Andrew and several others at All Cocks, he decides to give it a try.

I loved this story when I read it and was eager to see how it would be on Audio. I loved it.

Tony Clark’s voice is smooth and sexy. Though he only changed his voice for two of the many characters, Victor and Linc I don’t think it was quite necessary. He had a good enough way to the telling that it was clear who was speaking and when.  I laughed out loud a few times and let me tell you, his renditions of the hot sex scenes were so sensual and mind-blowing hot!

I highly recommend you give this a listen! (Be sure to wear your headphones or earbuds if listening in public!

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

 
 
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning
Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home
from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can
find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of
something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee! 

At 44 years young, she’s decided to enter the
next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of
accomplishments. Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and
decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, Smith
is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights.
 
Author links: Facebook || Twitter || Amazon || ARe || Goodreads || Pinterest  
Tour Schedule: 
 
2-1 | Review | BIKE BOOK Reviews
2-2 | Review | MM Good Book Reviews

2-2 |
Spotlight | 
Multitaskingmomma

2-3 | Spotlight | GGR-Review

2-4 | Review | The
O’Raven Chronicles

2-5 | Review | Prism Book Alliance 

2-5 | Spotlight |
Spectra {AO}

2-6 | Spotlight | Love Bytes Reviews

2-8 | Review | Man2ManTastic

2-8 | Spotlight | The
Purple Rose Teahouse

2-9 | Review | Cathy
Brockman Romance

2-9 | Spotlight | TwinsieTalk Book Reviews

2-10 | Review | Divine Magazine.net

2-11 | Review | Crystal’s Many Reviewers
2-12 | Review | Tracy
Bayoubookjunkie

2-12 | Spotlight | KathyMac Reviews
 
 

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